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Potomac Bulletin Board: Aug. 29, 2012

Saturday/Sept. 8

Back to School Event. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free community service event with educational, safety, and fun hands-on activities. At Potomac Place, at intersection of River and Fall roads. Call Arlene Elling at 301-479-4117.

Beth Sholom Library. 9:15 p.m. Grand opening with Avrom Bendavid-Val, author of “The Heavens are Empty” as the guest speaker. Light refreshments and a tour, and Selichot will begin at 11 p.m. Email library@bethsholom.org for more information.

Sunday/Sept. 9

Back to Shul Picinic. noon to 3 p.m. Join the community-wide celebration, meet friends and neighbors at the Men's Club-sponsored BBQ. Enjoy games and activities for children of all ages. Watch the Redskins season kick-off on the big screen. Latest art exhibit and Synagogue tours are also available. Free. Congregation Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Road. Call 301-299-7087, ext. 320 or email membershipoutreach@harshalom.org. Visit www.harshalom.org

Monday/Sept. 10

Be Social 7:15 p.m. While most children learn the skills of social thinking intuitively, many children have great difficulties with this process. Attend this workshop to learn about a different approach focusing on social learning. Har Shalom ECEC, 11510 Falls Road. Register at www.parentuniv.org.

Tuesday/Sept. 11

Montgomery Hospice drop-in discussion about grief and healing for anyone mourning the death of a loved one. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free and open to any Montgomery County resident. Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Dr. Registration required: 301-921-4400.

Wednesday/Sept. 12

Journaling and Grief Workshop Miniseries. 6:30-8:30 p.m. A two-session workshop that will focus on journaling to address grief issues. No previous experience with journaling necessary. Participants need to plan on attending both sessions. Led by Montgomery Hospice professional counselors. Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Dr. Free. Registration required: 301-921-4400.

Friday/Sept. 14

Crabtowne Combo. 8:30-11:30 p.m. This band will bring clasic swing-era tunes for your dancing pleasure. Drop-in beginner swing lesson and the band plays two extended sets starting at 9. $15. At the Bumper Car Pavilion in Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd.

Balboa DJ Dance. 8:30-11:30 p.m. Drop-in beginner Balboa lesson and a DJ dance starting at 9 p.m. $10. At the Backroom Annex at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd.

Wednesday/Sept. 19

Networking Event. 4-6 p.m. The Potomac Chamber of Commerce invites businesspeople to bring their business cards and enjoy conversation with other businesses in the area. At 10710 Falls Road. $10 for Potomac Chamber Members; $15 for non-members. Reservations can be placed at potomacchamber.org or call 301-299-2170. R.S.V.P. by Sept. 17.

Monday/Sept. 24

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

Friday/Sept. 29

Fundraiser. 7-11 p.m. 21 tennis pros from the Washington, D.C. area are lending their names to the “Raising a Racquet for the Troops” fundraiser to support the Yellow Ribbon Fund to help injured service members and their families, at the Georgetown Prep Tennis Club in Rockville. Live and silent auction with gourmet foods. Gala tickets $200/person or $300/couple. Go to www.yellowribbonfund.org for more information.

Tuesday/Oct. 2

Parent Loss Support Group. 6:30-8 p.m. For adults who have experienced the death of one or both parents, a six-week group led by Montgomery Hospice professional counselors. Tuesdays. Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 608 North Horners Ln. Registration required: 301-921-4400.

Wednesday/Oct. 3

Child, Adolescent and Teenager Grief Support Group. 6-7:30 p.m. For children (4 yrs old) through teens who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling. Parent/guardian group meets at the same time. A six-week group led by Montgomery Hospice professional counselors. Wednesdays. (No meeting Oct. 31) Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Dr., Registration required: 301-921-4400.

Zumba at Village Yoga. An easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that’s moving people toward joy and health. Classes are Tuesday nights, 7:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m., and Saturday mornings 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 10154 River Road. Call 301-299-1948.

Beginner’s Yoga Classes at Village Yoga. Village Yoga is adding a new Beginner’s Yoga Class, Mondays, 8-9 p.m. Continues our Thursday, 7:30-8:45 p.m. Beginner’s Gentle Flow class as well. 10154 River Road. 301-299-1948. Visit www.villageyogayogi.com.

Fenton Street Market. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 27. The market is located in downtown Silver Spring at One Veterans Plaza, intersection of Fenton and Ellsworth streets. It will not be open on Sept. 8 and Sept. 22.

Members Wanted. The Potomac Area Newcomers Club is a group of more than 200 women who have moved to the Potomac area from all over the United States and around the world. The club offers such activities as bridge, mah jong, book groups, golf, luncheons and museum trips as a way to help newcomers as well as current residents to form new friendships, expand their horizons, and take advantage of the opportunities that are available in the Washington, D.C. area. Visit www.potomacnewcomers.com

Volunteers Wanted. The Bethesda Urban Partnership is looking for fun-loving, upbeat volunteers to help assist with various local festivals including Taste of Bethesda (Oct. 6). For more information, e-mail info@bethesda.org.

CANTER-Mid Atlantic to open a racehorse rehabilitation program with donations from Delaware Park and the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association earmarked to serve Delaware Park trainers and owners. To find an ex-race horse, volunteer, or make a donation, visit www.canterusa.org/midatlantic

To become a volunteer Bike Patrol member on the C&O Canal, contact Norman Liebow at liebow@comcast.net or 301-714-2218.

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, call the American Red Cross Volunteer Office at 1-800-272-0094, ext. 1, or e-mail karlofft@usa.redcross.org.

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.