Bulletin Board Feb. 18-24

Bulletin Board Feb. 18-24

To submit an item for the Civic Calendar, e-mail almanac@connectionnewspapers.com or fax the submission to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Thursday at noon two weeks prior to the event. For questions, call 703-917-6407.

Saturday/Feb. 21

Free Practice Test. All students can take a practice SAT or ACT test at Winston Churchill High School. To register, visit www.mytutor.com or 1-800-698-8867.

Sunday/Feb. 22

Mind, Body and Soul. 2:30-7 p.m. at Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Road. Women can enjoy music, exercises and more. $36-$45/person. Registration required, 301-299-7087 ext. 410 or www.harshalom.org for more.

Transfiguration. Geneva Presbyterian Church, 11931 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, will celebrate Transfiguration at 10:30 a.m. with a special service featuring the “Masterpieces of Lent” — a slide presentation of classical art, with accompanying narrative, highlighting the events leading up to Holy Week. 301-424-4346.

Wednesday/Feb. 25

Ash Wednesday. Geneva Presbyterian Church, 11931 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, will hold an Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. to introduce the season of Lent. The service will feature the imposition of ashes, the poetry of Ann Weems and more. 301-424-4346.

Saturday/Feb. 28

Blood Drive. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington. Fans of Washington Capitals can donate blood, receive a limited-edition Peter Bondra bobblehead and meet him. First 500 registrants receive tickets to a home game. Appointments required, www.my-redcross.org or 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.

Wednesday/March 4

Workshop. 7 p.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive. Parents can learn how to interact with children. Free. 301-229-1347 to register.

Support Group. 7:30 p.m. at St. Raphael’s Church, 1513 Dunster Road, Rockville. Families and friends of people who have been diagnosed with depression or bipolar illness. Free. Visit www.dbsanca-family.org or 301-299-4255.

Thursday/March 5

Health Meeting. Pain Connection Chronic Pain Support Group will meet at 1:30-3 p.m., Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, sponsored by Pain Connection for anyone with chronic pain, their family and friends. Participants are welcome to bring pillows, mats, ice or hot packs to be comfortable. Call 301-309-2444 or visit www.painconnection.org.

Saturday/March 7

Contemporary Praise Service. 5 p.m. at Geneva Presbyterian Church, 11931 Seven Locks Road. Enjoy singing, skits, stories and more. Free. Pizza supper follows. 301-424-4346.

Diabetes University. 9 a.m.-noon at Theatre Arts Arena at Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. Enjoy speakers and samples and more. Free, but registration required. Visit www.diabetesaction.org or 202-333-4520.

Wednesday/March 18

Health Symposium. 8 a.m.-4:15 p.m. at National 4-H Center, 7100 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Learn about eating disorders, how to identify symptoms and more. $155-$165. Visit www.jssa.org or 301-816-2682 to register.


The Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross is seeking volunteers to assist its blood collections staff at blood drives and blood donor centers. To register for training, or for more information, please call the American Red Cross Volunteer Office at 1-800-272-0094, ext. 1, or e-mail karlofft@usa.redcross.org.

Montgomery County has launched a new Web site feature called “My Montgomery,” which helps residents locate a variety of County facilities and services. “My Montgomery” can be found at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/mymontgomery and visitors to the site need only type in their address and zip code.

Volunteers are needed to assist sexual assault victims and their families through the Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services. To schedule an interview visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/vasap or 240-777-1355.

JSSA (Jewish Social Service Agency), a non-sectarian community agency, is seeking volunteers over the age of 18 to help enhance the quality of life of individuals and families facing life-threatening or terminal illness. The next training course is scheduled for Mondays, Feb. 23, March 2, March 9, March 23, and March 30, from 5:30-9 p.m. at JSSA’s Montrose Road office, 6123 Montrose Road, Rockville. For more information, contact Amy Kaufman Goott, Volunteer Coordinator for JSSA Hospice and Transitions at 301-816-2650, agoott@jssa.org or visit JSSA on the web at www.jssa.org.