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Bulletin Board March 11-17

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.

Wednesday/March 11

Class. 8 p.m. at Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah, 11825 Seven Locks Road. Enjoy classes and learning more about the Torah with different scholar each week. Free. 301-279-7010.

Meeting. 12:15 p.m. at Normandie Farm Restaurant, 10710 Falls Road. Discuss “Relationship between the Canadian and US Military.” Visit www.rotaryclubofpotomac.org or 703-501-5941 to register.

Children, Teen Grief Support Group. For children through teens who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling. Parent group meets at the same time. A six-week group led by Montgomery Hospice professional counselors. 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Drive, Rockville. Registration required: 301-921-4400.

Thursday/March 12

Night of Beauty Seminar. 6 p.m. at Dermatology & Clinic Skin Care Center, 6410 Rockledge Drive, #201, Bethesda. RSVP required, 301-968-1200.

Sunday/March 15

Religion Class. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Jewish Rockville Outreach Center, 11304 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville. Learn about Kabbalah. $75/person. Register, 301-468-3881.

Monday/March 16

Evening Grief Support Group. For anyone grieving the death of a loved one, a six-week group led by Montgomery Hospice professional counselors. 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays. Faith United Methodist Church, 6810 Montrose Road, Rockville. Registration required: 301-921-4400.

Tuesday/March 17

Afternoon Grief Support Group. For anyone grieving the death of a loved one, a six-week group led by Montgomery Hospice professional counselors. 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, North Bethesda United Methodist Church, 10100 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Registration required: 301-921-4400.

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.

Class. 8 p.m. at Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah, 11825 Seven Locks Road. Enjoy classes and learning more about the Torah with different scholar each week. Free. 301-279-7010.

Meeting. 12:15 p.m. at Normandie Farm Restaurant, 10710 Falls Road. Discuss “Hospice Care.” Visit www.rotaryclubofpotomac.org or 703-501-5941 to register.

Support Group. DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, National Capital Area) Family Support Group, will meet at 7:30 p.m., in the Parish Hall of St. Raphael's Church at 1513 Dunster Road in Rockville. The meeting is for the families and friends of people who have been diagnosed with depression or bipolar illness. Free. 301-299-4255 or 301-570-9065, or visit www.dbsanca-family.org

Sunday/March 22

Lecture. 9:30 a.m. at Beth El Congregation of Montgomery County, 8215 Old Georgetown Road. Enjoy a breakfast and lecture on “Despair, Ecstasy and Religious Experience.” Free. 301-652-2606.

Wednesday/March 25

Class. 8 p.m. at Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah, 11825 Seven Locks Road. Enjoy classes and learning more about the Torah with different scholar each week. Free. 301-279-7010.

Ongoing

To become a volunteer Bike Patrol on the C & O Canal, send an e-mail to Norman Liebow at Liebow@comcast.net or 301-714-2218.

Writers from the community are encouraged to participate in downtown Bethesda's annual literary festival. Young adults in grades 9-12 and adults age 18 and over can write a 500-word short story or essay about what is the one thing in their life they would change if they had the opportunity to do it all over again, for the Bethesda Literary Festival's Writing Contest. Additionally, young writers grades K-8 can share their insight in the youth writing contest featuring the topic, "What Would You do to Make the World a Better Place." Entries for both contests must be received by Friday, March 20 by 5 p.m. Completed entry forms must be submitted with each essay. For entry forms, call 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

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.