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Potomac Bulletin Board: Sept. 26, 2012

Wednesday/Sept. 19

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.

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.

Saturday/Oct. 6

Pet Connect Rescue Dog Adoption Event. 10 a.m. - 1p.m. White Flint Plaza Petsmart, 5154 Nicholson Lane. Visit www.petconnectrescue.org

Monday/Oct. 8

Montgomery County Civic Federation Meeting. 7: 45-10 p.m. State Sen. Jamie Raskin summarize state issues, from redistricting to gambling. County Council Senior Legislative Attorney Michael Faden will provide the gist of some controversial county issues. Meet at the County Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave. Free parking in adjacent County Garage. All County residents and representatives of civic organizations welcome. No admission charge. Visit www.montgomerycivic.org.

Sunday/Oct. 14

50+ Expo. noon-4 p.m. The Beacon will be hosting 50+ Expo and Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington (POB) will be on site to perform glaucoma screenings. Free and open to the public. White Flint Mall.

Monday/Oct. 15

Job Search Program. The Career Gateway, JCA’s job search training program, kicks off its next session. Featuring small classes, individualized attention, 30 hours of instruction over five class days, and long-term mentors, The Career Gateway is open to job seekers age 50 and over who want to turbo-charge their resumes, hone their interviewing skills, network more effectively, discover the hidden job market, and develop personal job search plans. Classes are held at the Ann L. Bronfman Center, 12320 Parklawn Dr. November classes also are open for registration. Call 301-255-4200 or visit www.AccessJCA.org.

“Understanding the Older Eye.” 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Join guest speaker Aisha A. Macedo, M.D., ophthalmologist to discuss how the eyes change as one ages. Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr. Metro bus accessible and free parking. Call 240-777-4449 or 202-234-1010.

Oct. 16-18

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.

Saturday/Oct. 20

Free Remodeling Seminar. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Hopkins & Porter, Inc. will be offering "How to Fall in Love with Your Home Again", a free design and remodeling seminar that will include a complimentary lunch with opportunity to discuss one's own project with professional staff. Space is limited to 15 participants per session. RSVPs are required. Call 301-840-9121, #17 or email Debbie@hopkinsandporter.com to reserve a space. The seminar will take place at the offices of Hopkins & Porter, 12944-C Travilah Rd., #204.

Pet Connect Rescue Adoption Cat Event. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. BARK! (Congressional Plaza), 1643 Rockville Pike. Visit www.petconnectrescue.org

Tuesday/Oct. 23

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.

Executive Functioning Skills Lecture by Dr. Patrick Savage. 7-9 p.m. Local expert speaks about behavior, emotions, learning and parenting. Our Lady of Mercy School, 9222 Kentsdale Dr. $10 at door, refreshments are provided. RSVP to schooloffice@olom.org

Wednesday/Oct. 24

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.

Parenting Discussion. 7:30-9:30 p.m. “Building Resilience: How to Raise Successful Children and Adolescents” by renowned pediatrican and best-selling author Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg at the Bullis School, 10601 Falls Road. Tickets available through the Parent Encouragement Program at 301-929-8824 or online at www.PEPparent.org.

Saturday/Nov. 3

Pet Connect Rescue Cat Adoption Event. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. White Flint Plaza Petsmart, 5154 Nicholson Lane. Visit www.petconnectrescue.org

Saturday/Nov. 17

Pet Connect Rescue Adoption Cat Event. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. BARK! (Congressional Plaza) 1643 Rockville Pike. Visit www.petconnectrescue.org

Saturday/Dec. 15

Pet Connect Rescue Adoption Cat Event. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. BARK! (Congressional Plaza) 1643 Rockville Pike. Visit www.petconnectrescue.org

Ongoing

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

Mondays

Free Parent-Child Playgroup. Every Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Har Shalom Early Childhood Education Center. Meet new friends as you and your child play with age appropriate toys. Call 301-299-7087.

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.