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Potomac Bulletin Board

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 about and how they were debated and resolved. Free, lunch included. RSVP to bperlmutter@bnaitzedek.org.

Friday/June 7

Transitway Master Plan Extended. The community can give comments on the Countywide Transit Corridors Functional Master Plan Public Hearing Draft until June 7. Visit www.montgomeryplanning.org/transportation/highways/brt.shtm for more information.

Bethesda-Chevy Chase Real Estate Update. 8-10 a.m. at Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda. Learn about the effects of sequestration on Montgomery County’s economy. $25/member; $35/nonmember and includes continental breakfast. Visit www.bccchamber.org to register.

Saturday/June 8

Workshop. Leaders of civic and non-profit organizations can partake in a workshop on building a high-performing community, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda. Free. RSVP to yonelle@crcmc.org.

Sunday/June 9

Dog Adoption Event. 1-3p.m. at Muddy Paws Farm, 26330 Mullinix Mill Road, Mt. Airy, Md. Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about the dogs and adoption process. Visit www.petconnectrescue.org or 1-877-838-9171.

Monday/June 10

Zoning Code Changes. Jeff Zyontz, county council legislative attorney, will address the proposed changes at 7:45 p.m. at the County Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free. Visit www.montgomerycivic.org.

Wednesday/June 12

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. 1-5 p.m. at Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Place. Enjoy seminars on de-cluttering/hoarding, emergency preparedness, resources for seniors and more.

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.

Seminar. 10:30 a.m. at Ingleside at King Farm, 701 King Farm Blvd., Rockville. Women can get help understanding their finances, budgets and credit. $10. E-mail alevin@accessjca.org or 301-255-4249.

Friday/June 21

Deadline Entry. The county Department of Transportation's Keep Montgomery County Beautiful program is holding its annual amateur photo contest. Winners will be announced at a ceremony next October. Selected photographs will be displayed throughout the year at county libraries and other facilities. All photos must be taken in Montgomery County by county residents and submitted by the person who took the photo. Additional information and the application are available online. For questions, call 240-777-7170 or visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Thursday/June 27

Seminar. 10:30 a.m. at Ingleside at King Farm, 701 King Farm Blvd., Rockville. Women can get help understanding their finances, budgets and credit. $10. E-mail alevin@accessjca.org or 301-255-4249.

Through Aug. 11

Summer Reading Program. The Friends of the Library, Montgomery County's summer reading program offers three levels. “Dig into Reading” for babies through pre-K and kindergarten through sixth grade; and “Beneath the Surface” for teens. Children and teens (or parents of very young children) can sign up online or in person at any branch library. Visit http://montgomerycountymd.libguides.com/summerreading for more information.

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

Parks need support from the surrounding communities for volunteers to work at many visitor centers. Volunteers are needed to help visitors, take phone calls, operate the cash register and keep small gift shop stocked, and assist with special events and programming. Hours are flexible and each volunteer will receive an orientation to the Visitor Center and visitor services. Volunteers are needed at Cumberland, Hancock, Williamsport, Ferry Hill, Brunswick, Lander Lockhouse, Great Falls, and Georgetown. For locations between Cumberland and Lander, contact Curt Gaul at 301-582-0813 or curt_gaul@nps.gov. For Great Falls or Georgetown, contact Becca Jameson at 301-767-3709 or rebecca_jameson@nps.gov.

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.