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Cabin John Middle School, 10701 Gainsborough Road, Potomac, is holding "Help the Homeless Walk 2008" on Friday, Oct. 31 in support of three charities.

Dr. Paul Yellin, former national director of the Student Success Program at the All Kinds of Minds Institute will give a presentation on helping developing minds find academic success Wednesday, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m., at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, 8804 Postoak Road, Potomac. Call 301-983-5200, ext. 250.

The Holton-Arms School will host its fall open house on Sunday, Nov. 16, from 2 - 5 p.m. Registration is at 2 p.m., followed by a welcome from the Head of School Susanna Jones at 2:15 p.m. The Open House is free and open to the public. For more information call 301-365-5300 or go to

Dr. Edward M. Hallowell, psychiatrist and best-selling author of 14 parenting books, will present "Five Keys to Raising Motivated, Positive, Capable Kids" on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at The Bullis School Blair Family Center for the Arts, Howard Auditorium.

Pre-registration required by calling the Parent Encouragement Program, 301-929-8824. Tickets are $25/person, $45/couple.

The Parent Encouragement presents sponsor two presentations by Dr. Edward M. Hallowell, child and adult psychiatrist, and best-selling author of 14 books. Dr. Hallowell will appear in Potomac on Wednesday, Nov. 19 to speak on the "Five Keys to Raising Positive, Motivated, Capable Kids," followed by a presentation on Thursday, Nov. 20, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in Kensington on "Driven to Distraction: Unwrapping the Gifts of the ADD Mind." Visit or call 301-929-8824.

A scholarship fund has been established at Montgomery College In memory of County Councilmember Marilyn Praisner. Each year a scholarship will be awarded to a woman attending Montgomery College as a returning adult student, under guidelines that have been established for the fund. The first scholarship will be awarded this fall.

Anyone who would like to contribute to the Marilyn J. Praisner Scholarship fund or to donate, in general, to the Montgomery College Foundation may call the Foundation Office at 240-567-7900, or visit for more information about making a donation.

Jewish Social Service Agency offers "Educational Consultation and Support" for parents of children who have been identified with a learning, attention, or other disability that impacts academic performance. JSSA is located at 6123 Montrose Road, Rockville. Call 301-816-2633 or 703-204-9100 for more.