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Potomac Bulletin Board Wednesday, Feb. 20

Wednesday/Feb. 20

Volunteer Session. The Literacy Council of Montgomery County will hold information sessions for volunteers interested in helping adults with learning to read, write or speak English at 7:30 p.m. at Rockville Library. Visit www.literacycouncilmcmd.org or 301-610-0030.

Thursday/Feb. 21

Design and Remodeling Seminar. 6-8p.m. at Hopkins & Porter, 12944-C Travilah Road, #204. Free. Many subjects will be discussed, including how to let light in. Discuss your project with professional staff and more. Reservations required, 30-840-9121 #17.

Through Feb. 22

Donate Used Books. Drop off books at Congregation Beth Sholom, 11825 Seven Locks Road, to benefit the new library. 301-279-7010.

Saturday/Feb. 23

Mini-Conference. Montgomery County Master Gardeners is holding its conference at Agricultural History Farm Park, 18410 Muncaster Road, Derwood. Enjoy a day-long event with workshops, door prizes, networking and more. Registration ends Feb. 15. $50 or $90/two people. E-mail mgminiconference@gmail.com.

Free Workshop. 1:30-3:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 6030 Grosvenor Lane. Learn what to expect during a dog’s adolescence and how to get through it. Leave dogs at home. Visit www.yourdogsfriend.info or 301-983-5913.

Seminar. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda. “Understanding Trauma and Sexualized Behavior in Children and Teens” will be discussed. Visit www.adoptionstogether.org or 301-439-2900 to register.

Talk. Congregation Har Shalom will welcome Rachel London, Director of Children and Family Policy at the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council, to speak at Saturday morning services as part of its Disability Awareness Shabbat. London, an advocate who has also worked for the Maryland Disability Law Center, will speak on the importance of inclusion, particularly of children, in school and community life.

Saturday/March 2

Seminar. 9 a.m.-noon at Adoptions Together, 4061 Powder Mill Road, Suite 320, Calverton. “Talking to Your Child About Adoption” is the topic. $45/family. Visit www.adoptionstogether.org or 301-439-2900 to register.

Tuesday/March 5

Workshop. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Drive, Rockville. Explore the challenges of forgiveness and regret when grieving the death of a loved one. Free. Registration required, 301-921-4400.

Thursday/March 7

Webinar. 7-8:30 p.m. “Transracial Adoption: What You Need to Know.” $25. Visit www.adoptionstogether.org or 301-439-2900 to register.

Sunday/March 10

Soup ‘N’ Bowls Fundraiser. Noon-4 p.m. at Landon School, 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda. Help raise money for camper scholarships for children and teens with chronic health conditions. Enjoy a silent and live auction, food and more. $25/online or $30/door. Visit www.brainycamps.com or 202-476-5142.

Sunday/March 17

Shrimp and Oyster Feast Fundraiser. 1-5 p.m. at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, 5020 Battery Lane, Bethesda. $45/person for all-you-can-eat steamed shrimp, fresh shucked and fried oysters, potato salad, sliced ham and more. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Visit www.bccrs.com or 301-977-6634.

Tuesday/March 19

Volunteer Session. The Literacy Council of Montgomery County will hold information sessions for volunteers interested in helping adults with learning to read, write or speak English at 7:30 p.m. at Rockville Library. Visit www.literacycouncilmcmd.org or 301-610-0030.

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.

Ongoing

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. Village Yoga is adding a new Beginner’s Yoga Class, Mondays, 8 p.m. Continues our 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 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. 22.

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 on Oct. 6. 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.