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Bulletin Board P 4/17/2013

Email announcements to almanac@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is Thursday at noon.

April 18-21

Mind-Body Week. U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio will be one of the presenters at the event, which is held all over Bethesda. Other events include activities conducted by local wellness studios such as meditations and yoga. For a full schedule and tickets visit www.mindbodyweek.com.

Sunday/April 21

China Roundtable of Washington. 1-3 p.m. at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Washington, D.C. Hosted by Landon School. Free, but space is limited. RSVP by April 18 to ammerski@yahoo.com.

Tuesday/April 23

Open House. 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Har Shalom. Tour the building, visit classrooms and meet the staff. 11510 Falls Road. Call 301-299-7087.

Saturday/April 27

Free Workshop. “Clicker Train Your Dog to Behave” from 10 a.m.-noon at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 6030 Grosvenor Lane. Speaker Laurie Luck, trainer and instructor at Karen Pryor Academy, will teach you all the ins and outs of how to use the clicker. We will also do some myth-busting. Come see just how fast (and easy) clicker training works and how you can use it with your dog to teach manners or change a behavior. Leave your dog at home. To register, go to http://yourdogsfriend.org/blog/free-workshops/or call 301-983-5913.

Tuesday/April 30

Meeting. 7:30-9 p.m. at the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center, 11810 Falls Road. Potomac Community village is hosting a meeting about how residents can remain in their homes and live with dignity as they get older.

May 4

Spring Fling Fair. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road. Buy an 8’x8’ space for $30. All proceeds from the sale of spaces go to benefit programs at the center. 240-777-6960 to reserve a table.

Though May 24

Kindergarten Registration. Kindergarten orientation sessions will take place for children who will enter kindergarten in the 2013-2014 school year. During orientation, parents and students will meet the school principal, kindergarten teachers and other staff members. Parents will have an opportunity to ask questions about the school’s procedures and programs; enroll students for next school year and complete important forms. The sessions will also help students become acquainted with the school environment. Parents should call their home school to make an appointment to register for that school’s specific orientation date(s). Parents who are not certain which elementary school serves their area should contact the Boundaries office at 240-314-4710. Parents can also access the School Assignment Locator on the MCPS website at www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org.

Thursday/May 9

Downtown Lunch and Learn. 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Williams & Connolly, 725 12th St., N.W. Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt will discuss some of the historic controversies that Jews argued passionately about and how they were debated and resolved. Free, lunch included. RSVP to bperlmutter@bnaitzedek.org.

Saturday/May 11

Grateful Shred VI. 9 a.m.-noon at Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John. Clean out old files and shred them. $5/box of paper. 240-777-4910.

Thursday/June 6

Downtown Lunch and Learn. 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Williams & Connolly, 725 12th St., N.W. Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt will discuss some of the historic controversies that Jews argued passionately about and how they were debated and resolved. Free, lunch included. RSVP to bperlmutter@bnaitzedek.org.

June 17 through Aug. 9

Social Skills Summer Camp. Children in grades 1 through 6 can attend camp and learn friendly behaviors, working as a team, anger management and more. Held by the Jewish Social Service Agency and the McLean School of Maryland. All potential campers will be interviewed to make sure the camp is appropriate for their needs. Visit www.summeredge.org/ for more.

Thursday/June 20

Downtown Lunch and Learn. 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Williams & Connolly, 725 12th St., N.W. Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt will discuss some of the historic controversies that Jews argued passionately about and how they were debated and resolved. Free, lunch included. RSVP to bperlmutter@bnaitzedek.org.

Ongoing

Montgomery County Master Gardeners will be providing free, walk-in “Ask A Master Gardener” plant clinics on Saturdays at Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd. from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. from April through September. County residents may bring their full and intact plant and insect samples, garden problems and/or questions and get free answers or advice. For further information call the Master Gardener Plant Helpline: 301-590-9650, weekday mornings or send e-mail to mgmont@umd.edu.

Alzheimer's Association support groups provide a place for people with Alzheimer's, their caregivers, family members, and/or friends to share valuable information, caregiving tips and concerns throughout the Alzheimer's journey. Groups are facilitated by trained group leaders and are ongoing, free and open to the community. Call the Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline at 703-359-4440 or 800-272-3900 before attending a group for the first time to verify meeting information, obtain directions or other information about the group. A complete list of all groups in the National Capital Area region can be viewed at www.alz.org/nca.

Zumba at Village Yoga. An easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party. Classes are Tuesday nights, 7:15 p.m. and Saturdays 11:30 a.m. 10154 River Road. Call 301-299-1948.

Beginner’s Yoga Classes at Village Yoga. Mondays, 8 p.m. Continues ou Thursday, 7:30 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 May through Oct. The market is located in downtown Silver Spring at One Veterans Plaza, intersection of Fenton and Ellsworth streets.

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

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

Volunteers are needed to lead free Bone Builders exercise classes that help prevent falls and fractures caused by osteoporosis. Osteoporosis causes bones to become thin and to break easily. Each one-hour Bone Builders session is based on bone density research and includes balance and weight training. Volunteers lead the program and there is no charge to participants. Activities include demonstrating the exercises, encouraging and assisting participants, and ensuring a safe and clutter-free environment. Volunteer leaders receive a full day of free training, as well as periodic refresher training classes, ongoing support and supervision by master trainers. Bone Builders is sponsored by Montgomery County’s RSVP program and Aging and Disability Services, part of the Department of Health and Human Services. For more information about upcoming instructor training, contact Dawn Praske at 240-777-3043 or dawn.praske@montgomerycountymd.gov.

The Bethesda Urban Partnership is looking for volunteers to help assist with various local festivals including Taste of Bethesda in Oct. 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. 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.