Potomac 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.
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.
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.
Scouting Night. 7 p.m. Hosted by Cub Scouts Pack773 of Potomac. At 9908 South Glen Rd. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.PotomacPack773.com, or call 240-793-0175.
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.
Dystonia Golf & Tennis Classic and Banquet. At Bretton Woods Country Club at 15700 River Road, Germantown. Day-long activities beginning at 10 a.m., including golf and tennis tournaments, lunch, an awards reception and gala banquet at 6 p.m. Registration fees are $250/Golf Classic or $1,100/patriot foursome (3+ guest soldier), and $110/Tennis Classic. All tournament registrations include the banquet. For those not participating in the golf or tennis classic, banquet registration alone is $100. Visit www.dystoniagolfclassic.com, or contact Tom Driscoll at 202-285-9103 or email@example.com.
Health Session. 2012 Pain Awareness Month Symposium “Hope, Help and Healing: Changing the Culture of Treating Chronic Pain.” 8:30 a.m.-4:45p.m. For anyone with chronic pain and professionals. Active Military free. Fee and scholarships available. Call 301-231-0008 or visit www.painconnection.org.
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.
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.
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.
Hazak Speaker & Lunch: “The President as a Leader.” noon-3 p.m.
Congregation B’nai Tzedek, 10621 South Glen Rd. Lunchtime discussion with Michael Eric Siegel on his new book, “The President as a Leader.” Bring a dairy/pareve lunch. Beverages and dessert provided. Free. Call 301-299-0225.
Hebrew Parent and Child Class. The class meets every Tuesday from 10-10:45 a.m. Cost: Members $150, Non-Members $180. For ages 12-24 months. Enjoy the Hebrew language through stories, rhymes, songs, finger play and much more with an Israeli preschool teacher. Call 717-842-0918.
Open Meeting of the Potomac Village Garden Club. 7:30 p.m. Get suggestions from the State Division of Natural Resources George Timko who has worked on the deer project for 20 years. Saint Francis Episcopal Church River Road in Potomac Village across from the Safeway. There will be a social time after the presentation with refreshments to allow time for organizing and seeing what is working in the garden club gardens.
Har Shalom Open House for the 2013-2014 School Year. 10 a.m.-noon. Half Day and Full day options available. Tour the building, observe preschool classes in progress and meet Rabbi Raskin, the ECEC Staff and Current ECEC Parents. Call 310-299-7087.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.