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National Girls and Women in Sports Day Expo

REC-events Participate in Montgomery County’s first HERtime2shine Expo in celebration of the National Girls and Women in Sports Day. The HERtime2shine Expo is scheduled to complement the nationwide celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, which recognizes and celebrates the advancement of females in sports. The event will connect girls interested in participating in sports programs with the wide-range of recreational and competitive sports programming, traditional and non-traditional, available in the county. There will be demonstrations, entertainment, and informational booths. There will also be a scavenger hunt-style contest for participants to discover all the unique sports opportunities available to them, including prizes. Active participant interaction with exhibitors will be an integral part of the day. For more information, call 240-777-4939. Westfield Montgomery Mall. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Age: Kids. Teens. Adult. Seniors. Family. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. Contact Phone: 240-777-4939. Cost: Free/Gratis. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Westfield Montgomery Mall 7101 Democracy Blvd Bethesda, MD 20817. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Gallery B February Exhibition

Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center Gallery B is pleased to present its February exhibition featuring the photography, mixed media and painting by local artists Heather Jacks, Darlene Towson and Andrew Wohl. The exhibition will be on display from February 3-27, 2016 at Gallery B, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E, Bethesda, MD. Gallery hours for the show will be Wednesday – Saturday, 12-6pm. The exhibition’s opening reception will coincide with the monthly Bethesda Art Walk on Friday, February 12th from 6-9pm. The Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District opened Gallery B in October 2011 with the support of Bethesda Place Limited Partnership. Gallery B serves as the flagship of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. The mission of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Inc. 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is to create and implement arts and entertainment projects that contribute to the artistic, cultural and economic growth of downtown Bethesda. Category: Community Events. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. Contact Name: Valerie Hillman. Contact Phone: 3012156660. Contact Email: info@bethesda.org. Cost: FREE. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Gallery B 7700 Wisconsin Ave Suite E Bethesda, MD. For more info visit www.bethesda.org.

Intermediate English Conversation Classes

Gilchrist Center Improve your English conversation skills! All conversation classes welcome drop-ins and are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis until full. Category: Educational Class. Regional Services. Seniors. Age: Teens. Adult. Seniors. Area: MidCounty. Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Wheaton Library 11701 Georgia Avenue Wheaton, MD 20902.

Computers & Smart Technology

HHS Events Learn how to download e-books and apps, send e-mail and text, take pictures and videos. Work one-to-one with our teen volunteers to learn the basics of using your electronic mobile device. Bring your device and library card. Saturdays, 2:00-4:00pm. Register at the Little Falls Library Information Desk or call 240-773-9520. Category: Seniors. Age: Adult. Seniors. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. Contact Name: Little Falls Library. Contact Phone: 240-773-9520. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Little Falls Library 5501 Massachusetts Ave, Bethesda, MD 20816.

Soul Line Dance Party

REC-events Winter month parties will be held on Sunday afternoons. For more information, call 240-777-6940. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: East County. Contact Phone: 240-777-6940. Cost: $5.00 per person. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM. White Oak Senior Center 1700 April Lane Silver Spring MD 20904. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Presidents' Day

County Holidays Washington's Birthday is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States. Although President Lincoln's birthday, February 12, was never a federal holiday, approximately a dozen state governments including Maryland, have officially renamed their Washington's Birthday observances as Presidents' Day. Montgomery County government will observe this holiday. Category: Holidays. Monday, February 15, 2016. Montgomery County, MD. For more info visit www2.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Parinirvana

Days of Commemoration Mahayana Buddhist festival marking the anniversary of Buddha's death. Pure Land Buddhists call the festival "Nirvana Day". Parinirvana is celebrated by some Buddhists on February 8th. Nirvana Day is the celebration of Buddha's death when he reached total Nirvana, at the age of 80. Category: Holidays. Monday, February 15, 2016. Montgomery County, MD.

No recycling/trash pickups on 2/15/2016

Holiday Collection Slides - Recycling/Trash Collections See holiday service details: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/sws/holidays/ Sign up for service notifications customized for your address! http://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/DEPcollectionday/ We welcome your feedback on these holiday reminders. Please send your comments and suggestions to susanne.wiggins@montgomerycountymd.gov. Category: Environmental Protection. Recycling. Collection Day: Monday. Monday, February 15, 2016. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Montgomery County Offices are Closed!

Director's Office Category: Community Events. Government. Transportation. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. East County. MidCounty. Rockville. Silver Spring. Upcounty. Monday, February 15, 2016, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

All Aquatics Centers are open. Recreation and Senior Centers are closed in observance of President's Day

REC-events All Aquatics Centers are open.  Recreation and Senior Centers are closed in observance of President's Day. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Age: Kids. Teens. Adult. Seniors. Family. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. East County. MidCounty. Rockville. Silver Spring. Upcounty. Contact Phone: 240-777-6840. Monday, February 15, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. 4010 Randolph Rd Silver Spring, MD 20902. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Senior Fit

Seniors Mondays & Wednesdays 9:15a.m. & 2:15p.m. This 45-minute, multi-component excerise program is for people age 55+. Ongoing classes are offered at 23 locations in partnership with Kaiser Permanente. Call 301-754-8800 to reqest a physician's consent form to register and for a class schedule. Category: Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Name: Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source. Contact Phone: 301-754-8800. Cost: Free. Monday, February 15, 2016, 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM. Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source 8580 Second Avenue Silver Spring, MD.

Monday's recycling/trash pickups will be made 2/16/2016

Holiday Collection Slides - Recycling/Trash Collections See holiday service details: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/sws/holidays/  Sign up for service notifications customized for your address: http://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/depcollectionday/ We welcome your feedback on these recycling and trash service updates. Please send your comments and suggestions to susanne.wiggins@montgomerycountymd.gov. Category: Environmental Protection. Recycling. Collection Day: Monday. Tuesday, February 16, 2016. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. Board of Directors

Boards, Committees and Commissions Contact Email: CLABOY@BETHESDA.ORG. Contact Name: CHIQUI LABOY. Contact Phone: 301.215.6660. Boards: Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. Board of Directors. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 7:45 AM – 9:35 AM. 7700 Old Georgetown Road, 1st Floor Bethesda, MD 20814.

Spring registration opens

REC-events Spring is coming! As in our NEW Spring Guide of classes, programs and activities, arriving at community and swim centers, libraries and county facilities Feb. 9. Spring registration opens Feb. 16. Register at ActiveMontgomery.org. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Age: Kids. Teens. Adult. Seniors. Family. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. East County. MidCounty. Rockville. Silver Spring. Upcounty. Contact Phone: 240-777-6840. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM. 4010 Randolph Rd Silver Spring, MD 20902. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Spring Adult Basketball Registration

REC-events Spring Adult Basketball Leagues of varying skill levels are offered for adults 18 and above. There are separate leagues for men, women and seniors. Adult basketball is offered in the spring, summer, fall and winter seasons. All players must be 18 years old and out of High School. Registration is for teams only, (there is also a women's drop in program for $48). For more information, call 240-777-6893. Register in person or at ActiveMontgomery.org. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Age: Adult. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. East County. MidCounty. Rockville. Silver Spring. Upcounty. Contact Name: Patrick Sullivan. Contact Phone: 240-777-6893. Contact Email: patrick.sullivan@montgomerycountymd.gov. Cost: $625/$640. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 4010 Randolph Rd Silver Spring, MD 20902. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

T-ball Registration is back

REC-events T-ball is back this spring at Ayrlawn Park in Bethesda! After a one-year absence, the instructional league for kids k-1 will feature four teams of learning the fundamentals of baseball and getting some game action. We're also looking for coaches. More details to come but registration opens Feb. 16. Mark it down. Register at ActiveMontgomery.org. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Age: Kids. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. Contact Phone: 240-777-6810. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 4010 Randolph Rd Silver Spring, MD 20902. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Women's Discussion Group

REC-events Sponsored by OASIS. Facilitator Sherry Starr. Every day people are faced with personal dilemmas. You will be surprised to see that many of the same things you may struggle with are universal. Hearing from others and sharing thoughts makes for an interesting and enjoyable time. Register online at: www.oasisnet.org/About-Us/How-to-Register. For more information, call 240-777-6940. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: East County. Contact Phone: 240-777-6940. Cost: $15 for 4 sessions. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. White Oak Senior Center 1700 April Lane Silver Spring MD 20904. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Schweinhaut’s Own

REC-events Starring Brenda Stephens, Dan Tuite, Rodney Harris and Marcia Zabronsky performing old favorites for your listening pleasure.  Come see and hear the talented people we have right here in our Center. For more information, call 240-777-8085. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Phone: 240-777-8085. Cost: Free/Gratis. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center 1000 Forest Glen Road Silver Spring, MD 20901. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Commission on Veterans Affairs Meeting

Boards, Committees and Commissions All meetings are open to the public. Free parking is available in front of building. Rockville metro is one block south of building. Sign language interpreter services will be provided only upon request with notice as far in advance as possible, but no less than 3 full business days advance notice, prior to the day of the event. Alternative formats of this document are available upon request as far in advance as possible. If you need other services or accommodations to participate in this activity, please call Betsy Luecking at 240- 777-1256 (V) or via MD Relay at 711. Or, you may send a request via email to Betsy.Luecking@montgomerycountymd.gov. Taking these steps will help us have sufficient time to best meet your needs. Contact Email: carly.clem@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Carly Clem. Contact Phone: 2407771252. Boards: Commission on Veterans Affairs. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Health & Human Services, 401 Hungerford Drive, 1st Floor 1A Conference Room, Rockville, MD 20850. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes

Gilchrist Center Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class. Regional Services. Seniors. Age: Teens. Adult. Seniors. Area: MidCounty. Silver Spring. Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940. Cost: Gratis/Free. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site 2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220 Wheaton, MD 20902.

Mid-County Advisory Board

Boards, Committees and Commissions Contact Email: luisa.montero@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Luisa Montero-Diaz. Contact Phone: 240-777-8101. Boards: Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Area: MidCounty. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 2424 Reedie Drive Silver Spring, Md 20902.

Committee to Recommend Funding for the Public Election Fund

Boards, Committees and Commissions Contact Email: amanda.mihill@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Amanda Mihill. Contact Phone: 240-777-7815. Boards: Committee to Recommend Funding for the Public Election Fund. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Elections. Government. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. COB 100 Maryland Ave. 5th Fl. Front Conf. Rm. Rockville, MD 20850.

Tuesday's recycling/trash pickups will be made 2/17/2016

Holiday Collection Slides - Recycling/Trash Collections See holiday service details: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/sws/holidays/  Sign up for service notifications customized for your address: http://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/depcollectionday/ We welcome your feedback on these recycling and trash service updates. Please send your comments and suggestions to susanne.wiggins@montgomerycountymd.gov. Category: Environmental Protection. Recycling. Collection Day: Tuesday. Wednesday, February 17, 2016. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Gallery B February Exhibition

Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center Gallery B is pleased to present its February exhibition featuring the photography, mixed media and painting by local artists Heather Jacks, Darlene Towson and Andrew Wohl. The exhibition will be on display from February 3-27, 2016 at Gallery B, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E, Bethesda, MD. Gallery hours for the show will be Wednesday – Saturday, 12-6pm. The exhibition’s opening reception will coincide with the monthly Bethesda Art Walk on Friday, February 12th from 6-9pm. The Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District opened Gallery B in October 2011 with the support of Bethesda Place Limited Partnership. Gallery B serves as the flagship of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. The mission of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Inc. 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is to create and implement arts and entertainment projects that contribute to the artistic, cultural and economic growth of downtown Bethesda. Category: Community Events. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. Contact Name: Valerie Hillman. Contact Phone: 3012156660. Contact Email: info@bethesda.org. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Gallery B 7700 Wisconsin Ave Suite E Bethesda, MD. For more info visit www.bethesda.org.

Diabetes Support Group

REC-events Every 3rd Wednesday of each month. For those living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes or those seeking help with family members. For more information, call 240-777-8085. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Phone: 240-777-8085. Cost: Free/Gratis. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center 1000 Forest Glen Road Silver Spring, MD 20901. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Senior Fit

Seniors Mondays & Wednesdays 9:15a.m. & 2:15p.m. This 45-minute, multi-component excerise program is for people age 55+. Ongoing classes are offered at 23 locations in partnership with Kaiser Permanente. Call 301-754-8800 to reqest a physician's consent form to register and for a class schedule. Category: Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Name: Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source. Contact Phone: 301-754-8800. Cost: Free. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM. Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source 8580 Second Avenue Silver Spring, MD.

Senior Speed Dating

REC-events Senior Speed Dating ...Not really “dating” but rather a fun way to meet new friends in a noncommittal and fast-paced environment. You’ll have a chance to sit and chat with a variety of people upping the chance you’ll find a good match More details at the Reception Desk. Space limited, registration required. Snow date: March 10. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: MidCounty. Contact Phone: 240-777-4999. Cost: Free/Gratis. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Holiday Park Senior Center 3950 Ferrara Drive Wheaton MD 20906. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Cable Compliance Commission

Boards, Committees and Commissions The Cable Compliance Commission (CCC) adjudicates subscriber complaints involving customer cable service or any other product or service. Contact Email: Heather.Elliott@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Heather Elliott. Contact Phone: 240-777-2857. Boards: Cable Compliance Commission. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Area: Rockville. Age: Adult. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Council Office Building (COB) 100 Maryland Ave. Rm. 114 Rockville, MD 20850. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Commission on People with Disabilities Steering Committee Meeting

Boards, Committees and Commissions Meeting Accessibility Policy: The Commission will make all reasonable good faith efforts to provide accommodations, aides, services, or barrier removal to enable all members and meeting participants’ full inclusion. Accommodations are provided upon request with advance notice. Persons requesting accommodations such as sign language interpreters, Computer Assistive Real Time (CART), accessible format materials (Braille, large print, electronic files, and audio format), or other reasonable accommodations are asked to: • Provide a detailed description of the accommodation needed and contact information; • Make the request as early as possible, at least three (3) full working days in advance of the meeting; • Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fulfill; • Accommodations of persons that conflict with each other such as one person requiring the use of a service animal and another person being allergic to animals will be resolved with the staff person. Taking the steps outlined above… Contact Email: carly.clem@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Carly Clem. Contact Phone: 2407771252. Boards: Commission on People with Disabilities. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Health & Human Services Building, 401 Hungerford Drive, 1st Floor 1D Conference Room, Rockville, MD 20850. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

MD586 BRT Corridor Advisory Committee

Director's Office This is the sixth CAC meeting to review and comment upon the State's and County's study of BRT potential on the Veirs Mill Road/MD586 corridor. Staff will be continuing our discussion of the Alternatives Retained for Detailed Study. Note: in case of inclement weather, the snow date for this meeting is Tuesday, March 2. Category: Transportation. Age: Adult. Seniors. Contact Name: Susan Payne. Contact Phone: 240.777.7196. Contact Email: susan.payne@montgomerycountymd.gov. Cost: None. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Executive Office Building 101 Monroe Street - Lobby Auditorium Rockville MD 20850. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes

Gilchrist Center Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class. Regional Services. Seniors. Age: Teens. Adult. Seniors. Area: MidCounty. Silver Spring. Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940. Cost: Gratis/Free. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site 2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220 Wheaton, MD 20902.

Wednesday's recycling/trash pickups will be made 2/18/2016

Holiday Collection Slides - Recycling/Trash Collections See holiday service details: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/sws/holidays/  Sign up for service notifications customized for your address: http://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/depcollectionday/ We welcome your feedback on these recycling and trash service updates. Please send your comments and suggestions to susanne.wiggins@montgomerycountymd.gov. Category: Environmental Protection. Recycling. Collection Day: Tuesday. Thursday, February 18, 2016. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Commission on Aging, Executive Committee

Boards, Committees and Commissions Boards: Commission on Aging. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 7300 Calhoun Place Conference Room Suite 700 Rockville, Maryland 20850.

Gallery B February Exhibition

Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center Gallery B is pleased to present its February exhibition featuring the photography, mixed media and painting by local artists Heather Jacks, Darlene Towson and Andrew Wohl. The exhibition will be on display from February 3-27, 2016 at Gallery B, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E, Bethesda, MD. Gallery hours for the show will be Wednesday – Saturday, 12-6pm. The exhibition’s opening reception will coincide with the monthly Bethesda Art Walk on Friday, February 12th from 6-9pm. The Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District opened Gallery B in October 2011 with the support of Bethesda Place Limited Partnership. Gallery B serves as the flagship of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. The mission of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Inc. 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is to create and implement arts and entertainment projects that contribute to the artistic, cultural and economic growth of downtown Bethesda. Category: Community Events. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. Contact Name: Valerie Hillman. Contact Phone: 3012156660. Contact Email: info@bethesda.org. Cost: FREE. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Gallery B 7700 Wisconsin Ave Suite E Bethesda, MD. For more info visit www.bethesda.org.

The Interagency Fair Housing Coordinating Group

Events The Interagency Fair Housing Coordinating Group will meet at 10:00 a.m. in the Office of Human Rights Conference Room and Mediation Center, 21 Maryland Avenue, Suite 330, Rockville, MD 20850. Category: Community Events. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 1:00 PM. Office of Human Rights Conference Room and Mediation Center 21 Maryland Avenue, Suite 330 Rockville, MD 20850.

Chinese New Year Festival

REC-events Music, costumes, dance, opera…all in celebration of the year of the Monkey! Enjoy Holiday Park’s own Chinese Folk Dancers led by Ming Shan. Gong Hei Fat Choi. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: MidCounty. Contact Phone: 240-777-4999. Cost: Free/Gratis. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Holiday Park Senior Center 3950 Ferrara Drive Wheaton, MD 20906. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Memory Academy

REC-events A five-week course providing memory improvement techniques. Note: This program is not intended for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Pre-Registration required. Call 301-754-8800, or visit www.holycrosshealth.org. Fee of $20 covers textbook, handouts, and materials. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Phone: 301-754-8800. Cost: $20 covers textbook, handouts, and materials. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 1:15 PM – 3:15 PM. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center 1000 Forest Glen Road Silver Spring, MD 20901. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Commission on Health

Boards, Committees and Commissions The Commission on Health does not meet in August. Contact Email: doreen.kelly@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Doreen Kelly. Contact Phone: 240-777-4422. Boards: Commission on Health. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. HOB 401 Hungerford Drive, Tan Mtg. Rm. Rockville, MD 20850. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes

Gilchrist Center Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class. Regional Services. Seniors. Age: Teens. Adult. Seniors. Area: MidCounty. Silver Spring. Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940. Cost: Gratis/Free. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site 2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220 Wheaton, MD 20902.

Montgomery County Bicycle Action Group (MCBAG)

Director's Office The MCBAG is a citizen’s bicycle advisory group sponsored by the MCDOT comprised of representatives from the cycling community whose purpose is to meet, discuss and recommend ways to enhance, improve and promote safe bicycle access in Montgomery County. Visit:  http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dot-dte/bikeways/index.html. Category: Government. Transportation. Contact Name: Patricia Shepherd. Contact Phone: 240-777-7231. Contact Email: patricia.shepherd@montgomerycountymd.gov. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Executive Office Building (EOB) 101 Monroe Street, 9th Floor Rockville, MD 20850. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

How to Green Your Congregation's Grounds Webinar

Rainscapes How to Green Your Congregation's Grounds Webinar Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 12 noon OR Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7:30 PM One hour webinar to include highlights of the Sacred Grounds workshops held spring and summer 2015. Learn how to: • make your congregational grounds friendly to wildlife through the innovative National Wildlife Federation's Sacred Grounds program, • reduce stormwater runoff using native landscapes and other RainScapes techniques and receive financial assistance for these projects through the Montgomery County RainScapes program, and • receive free trees for your congregation through Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake's Trees for Sacred Places program. To Register: https://web.telspan.com/register/nwf1/HowtoGreenYourCongregationsGrounds. Category: Community Events. Environmental Protection. Contact Name: Carla Ellern. Contact Phone: 240-777-7756. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM. For more info visit web.telspan.com.

Call for Artists: Bethesda Painting Awards- Deadline February 19, 2016

Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center DEADLINE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2016 The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently accepting applications for the seventh annual Bethesda Painting Awards. Up to nine finalists will be selected to display their work in an exhibition during the month of June at Gallery B in downtown Bethesda, and the top four winners will receive $14,000 in prize monies. Best in Show: $10,000; Second Place: $2,000; Third Place: $1,000. Additionally, a “Young Artist” whose birthday is after February 19, 1986 may be awarded $1,000. Artists must be 18 years of age or older and residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. All original 2-D paintings including oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, encaustic and mixed media will be accepted. The maximum dimensions should not exceed 60 inches in width or 84 inches in height. No reproductions. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years and must be available for the duration of the exhibit. Each artist must submit 5 images, application and a non-refunda… Category: Community Events. Contact Name: Valerie Hillman. Contact Phone: 3012156660 ext. 117. Contact Email: VHillman@bethesda.org. Cost: $25 submission fee. Friday, February 19, 2016. For more info visit www.bethesda.org.

Thursday's recycling/trash pickups will be made 2/19/2016

Holiday Collection Slides - Recycling/Trash Collections See holiday service details: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/sws/holidays/  Sign up for service notifications customized for your address: http://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/depcollectionday/ We welcome your feedback on these recycling and trash service updates. Please send your comments and suggestions to susanne.wiggins@montgomerycountymd.gov. Category: Environmental Protection. Recycling. Collection Day: Tuesday. Friday, February 19, 2016. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Gallery B February Exhibition

Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center Gallery B is pleased to present its February exhibition featuring the photography, mixed media and painting by local artists Heather Jacks, Darlene Towson and Andrew Wohl. The exhibition will be on display from February 3-27, 2016 at Gallery B, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E, Bethesda, MD. Gallery hours for the show will be Wednesday – Saturday, 12-6pm. The exhibition’s opening reception will coincide with the monthly Bethesda Art Walk on Friday, February 12th from 6-9pm. The Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District opened Gallery B in October 2011 with the support of Bethesda Place Limited Partnership. Gallery B serves as the flagship of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. The mission of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Inc. 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is to create and implement arts and entertainment projects that contribute to the artistic, cultural and economic growth of downtown Bethesda. Category: Community Events. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. Contact Name: Valerie Hillman. Contact Phone: 3012156660. Contact Email: info@bethesda.org. Cost: FREE. Friday, February 19, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Gallery B 7700 Wisconsin Ave Suite E Bethesda, MD. For more info visit www.bethesda.org.

Roll, Bounce & Skate

REC-events It is Friday Night Hype for K-5 with games, music, food. For more information, call 240-777-4970. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Age: Teens. Area: East County. Contact Phone: 240-777-4970. Cost: $6.00 per child includes meal. Friday, February 19, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center 4906 Old Columbia Pike Burtonsville, MD 20866. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Friday's recycling/trash pickups will be made 2/20/2016

Holiday Collection Slides - Recycling/Trash Collections See holiday service details: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/sws/holidays/  Sign up for service notifications customized for your address: http://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/depcollectionday/ We welcome your feedback on these recycling and trash service updates. Please send your comments and suggestions to susanne.wiggins@montgomerycountymd.gov. Category: Environmental Protection. Recycling. Collection Day: Tuesday. Saturday, February 20, 2016. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Gallery B February Exhibition

Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center Gallery B is pleased to present its February exhibition featuring the photography, mixed media and painting by local artists Heather Jacks, Darlene Towson and Andrew Wohl. The exhibition will be on display from February 3-27, 2016 at Gallery B, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E, Bethesda, MD. Gallery hours for the show will be Wednesday – Saturday, 12-6pm. The exhibition’s opening reception will coincide with the monthly Bethesda Art Walk on Friday, February 12th from 6-9pm. The Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District opened Gallery B in October 2011 with the support of Bethesda Place Limited Partnership. Gallery B serves as the flagship of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. The mission of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Inc. 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is to create and implement arts and entertainment projects that contribute to the artistic, cultural and economic growth of downtown Bethesda. Category: Community Events. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. Contact Name: Valerie Hillman. Contact Phone: 3012156660. Contact Email: info@bethesda.org. Cost: FREE. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Gallery B 7700 Wisconsin Ave Suite E Bethesda, MD. For more info visit www.bethesda.org.

Intermediate English Conversation Classes

Gilchrist Center Improve your English conversation skills! All conversation classes welcome drop-ins and are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis until full. Category: Educational Class. Regional Services. Seniors. Age: Teens. Adult. Seniors. Area: MidCounty. Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Wheaton Library 11701 Georgia Avenue Wheaton, MD 20902.

ACT-SO Workshop

REC-events Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) is a high school artistic and academic program and competition. Students create projects in up to 3 of 30 categories including STEM, humanities, performing arts, visual arts, and business. For additional information please contact pat.price.actsomc@gmail.com or Joann Burl joannburl@yahoo.com. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Age: Teens. Area: Upcounty. Contact Phone: 240-777-4919. Cost: Free/Gratis. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Plum Gar Community Recreation Center 19561 Scenery Drive Germantown, MD 20854. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Play In A Day

Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center The clock ticks as playwrights, directors and actors from six professional Washington, D.C. theaters are given just 24 hours to create 10-minute plays, culminating in an evening of unpredictable, one-of-a-kind theater. * Some material may not be suitable for children. Category: Community Events. Age: Teens. Adult. Seniors. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. East County. MidCounty. Rockville. Silver Spring. Upcounty. Contact Name: Brenna O'Malley. Contact Phone: 301-215-660 ext 142. Contact Email: bomalley@bethesda.org. Cost: $15. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 8:00 PM. Imagination Stage 4908 Auburn Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814. For more info visit www.bethesda.org.

Chotrul Duchen

Days of Commemoration Chokhor Duchen, one of the four great holy days of the Tibetan calendar.  It is also known as the Festival of Turning the Wheel of Dharma, Chokhor Duchen commemorates the anniversary upon which Shakyamuni Buddha first began teaching the Dharma. For seven weeks after his enlightenment, the Buddha did not teach. After this period, Indra and Brahma offered a dharmachakra and a conch shell and requested Shakyamuni to teach. Accepting, Buddha Shakyamuni turned the Wheel of Dharma for the first time at Sarnath by teaching on the Four Noble Truths. Category: Holidays. Monday, February 22, 2016. Montgomery County, MD.

HHS

Council and Committee Meetings Health & Human Services Committee Meeting Click to see Current Agenda Packets, Click to see Future Committee Agenda. Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Monday, February 22, 2016, 9:30 AM. 3rd Floor Conference Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

PS/GO

Council and Committee Meetings Joint Public Safety and Government and Fiscal Policy Committee Meeting Click to see Current Agenda Packets, Click to see Future Committee Agenda. Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Monday, February 22, 2016, 9:30 AM. 7th Floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

AARP Driver Safety Class

Seniors The AARP Driver Safety Program, the nation's first and largest refresher course for drivers age 50 and older, has helped millions of drivers remain safe on today's roads. The course is designed to help tune up driving skills, explain safe driving strategies, and update knowledge of the rules of the road. Learn about normal age-related physical changes, and how to adjust driving to allow for these changes. Reduce traffic violations, the likelihood of crashes, and chances for injuries. Some insurance companies operating in MD consider drivers who take the course qualified for an auto insurance premium reduction or discount. Please call 240-777-8085 to register. Class Fee: $15.00 for AARP members; $20.00 for non-members. Checks should be made payable to AARP. Category: Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Phone: 240-777-8085. Monday, February 22, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center 1000 Forest Glen Rd. Silver Spring, MD 20901.

PS

Council and Committee Meetings Public Safety Committee Meeting Click to see Current Agenda Packets, Click to see Future Committee Agenda. Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Monday, February 22, 2016, 10:30 AM. 3rd Floor Conference Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

State Legislation

Council and Committee Meetings State Legislation Click to see Agenda, Click to see Council Agenda & Analyst Packets (one day prior) . Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Monday, February 22, 2016, 12:30 PM. 3rd Floor Conference Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

PHED

Council and Committee Meetings Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee Meeting Click to see Current Agenda Packets, Click to see Future Committee Agenda. Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Monday, February 22, 2016, 1:30 PM. 7th Floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

ED

Council and Committee Meetings Education Committee Meeting Click to see Current Agenda Packets, Click to see Future Committee Agenda. Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Monday, February 22, 2016, 2:00 PM. 3rd floor Conference Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

Senior Fit

Seniors Mondays & Wednesdays 9:15a.m. & 2:15p.m. This 45-minute, multi-component excerise program is for people age 55+. Ongoing classes are offered at 23 locations in partnership with Kaiser Permanente. Call 301-754-8800 to reqest a physician's consent form to register and for a class schedule. Category: Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Name: Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source. Contact Phone: 301-754-8800. Cost: Free. Monday, February 22, 2016, 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM. Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source 8580 Second Avenue Silver Spring, MD.

Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board

Boards, Committees and Commissions Boards: Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Area: Upcounty. Age: Adult. Monday, February 22, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 12900 Middlebrook Rd. Rm. A Germantown, MD 20874.

One-On-One Housing Counseling & Assistance

Gilchrist Center One-on-one counseling on all housing related issues & financial education. Everyone is welcome on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVP is recommended. Category: Community Events. Regional Services. Age: Adult. Seniors. Area: MidCounty. Contact Phone: (301) 760-7636. Contact Email: counseling@aa-hc.org. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 23, 2016. Asian-American Homeownership Counseling 12320 Parklawn Drive, #239 Rockville, MD 20852. For more info visit www.aa-hc.org.

MCRA Board Meeting

Boards, Committees and Commissions Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Age: Adult. Area: Rockville. Contact Name: Gayle Jamison. Contact Phone: 301-762-9080. Contact Email: gjamison@mcra-md.com. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM. 101 Monroe Street, Suite 410 Rockville, MD 20850.

AARP Driver Safety Class at MedStar Montgomery

Seniors The AARP Driver Safety Program, the nation's first and largest refresher course for drivers age 50 and older, has helped millions of drivers remain safe on today's roads. The course is designed to help tune up driving skills, explain safe driving strategies, and update knowledge of the rules of the road. Learn about normal age-related physical changes, and how to adjust driving to allow for these changes. Reduce traffic violations, the likelihood of crashes, and chances for injuries. Some insurance companies operating in MD consider drivers who take the course qualified for an auto insurance premium reduction or discount. Please call 301-774-8881 to register. Class Fee: $15.00 for AARP members; $20.00 for non-members. Checks should be made payable to AARP to secure your registration. Mail to: MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, Planning & Marketing, 18101 Prince Philip Dr. Olney, MD 20832. Category: Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Name: MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Contact Phone: 301-774-8881. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. MedStar Montgomery Medical Center 18101 Prince Philip Drive Olney, MD 20832.

Mini Trip to Bureau of Engraving and Printing

REC-events Take a tour and to explore surroundings. This trip will require a significant amount of walking. Lunch on your own. Pre-registration required, space limited. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Phone: 240-777-8085. Cost: $10 per person. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center 1000 Forest Glen Road Silver Spring, MD 20901. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Seniors and toddler’s programs

REC-events Seniors and toddler’s programs starting February 23:  12-2pm until May. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Seniors. Age: Kids. Seniors. Area: Rockville. Contact Phone: 240-777-8075. Cost: Free/Gratis. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Scotland Community Recreation Center 7700 Scotland Drive Potomac, MD 20854. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Council Session

Council and Committee Meetings Council Session Click to see Council Agenda & Analyst Packets (one day prior), Click to see Council Video on Demand. Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 12:30 PM. Third Floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

Still Driving?

Seniors Do you ever think about the time when you will no longer drive? Let's Talk! Join a FREE support group with your peers to talk about driving and changes that take place with aging that may affect your ability to drive safely. How does it work? Small groups of older adults meet once a week for three weeks. Each 90- minute session is led by a facilitator, and at the 3rd meeting, a Certified Mobility Specialist from Connect-A-Ride will share information about transportation options that can help you stay mobile when you stop driving. To register, or for more information, call CONNECT-A-RIDE 301-738-3252 ConnectARide@AccessJCA.org. Category: Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Name: Connect-A-Ride. Contact Phone: 301.738.3252. Contact Email: ConnectARide@AccessJCA.org. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Holiday Park Senior Center 3950 Ferrara Drive Wheaton, Maryland 20906.

Subdivision Regulation Amendment (SRA) 16-01, Subdivision Regulations Rewrite

Council Public Hearing Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Area: Rockville. Contact Name: Jackie Hawksford. Contact Phone: 240-777-7803. Contact Email: Council.PublicHearing@montgomerycountymd.gov. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Third Floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

ZTA 16-01, Ripley/Silver Spring South Overlay Zone - Standards

Council Public Hearing Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Area: Rockville. Contact Name: Jackie Hawksford. Contact Phone: 240-777-7803. Contact Email: Council.PublicHearing@montgomerycountymd.gov. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Third Floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

ZTA 16-02, Agricultural Zone - transfer of Development Rights (TDR) requirements

Council Public Hearing Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Area: Rockville. Contact Name: Jackie Hawksford. Contact Phone: 240-777-7803. Contact Email: Council.PublicHearing@montgomerycountymd.gov. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Third Floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

Rustic Roads Advisory Committee

Boards, Committees and Commissions Contact Email: christopher.myers@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Chris Myers. Contact Phone: 240-777-6304. Boards: Rustic Roads Advisory Committee. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Area: Rockville. Age: Adult. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Executive Office Building 101 Monoe Street - 9th Floor Large Conference Room Rockville MD, 20850.

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes

Gilchrist Center Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class. Regional Services. Seniors. Age: Teens. Adult. Seniors. Area: MidCounty. Silver Spring. Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940. Cost: Gratis/Free. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site 2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220 Wheaton, MD 20902.

Community Action Board Meeting

Boards, Committees and Commissions Contact Email: leah.goldfine@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Leah Goldfine. Contact Phone: 2407771708. Boards: Community Action Board. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 101 Monroe Street, 9th Floor Conference Room, Rockville, MD 20850.

Ethics

Events Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Contact Name: Robert Cobb. Contact Phone: 240-777-6674. Contact Email: robert.cobb@montgomerycountymd.gov. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM. 100 Maryland Avenue (COB) Room 114 Rockville, MD 20850. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Ethics Commission

Boards, Committees and Commissions Montgomery County Ethics Commission meeting. Contact Email: robert.cobb@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Robert Cobb. Contact Phone: 240-777-6674. Boards: Ethics Commission. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM. 100 Maryland Avenue (Council Office Building) Room 114 Rockville, MD 20850. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Gallery B February Exhibition

Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center Gallery B is pleased to present its February exhibition featuring the photography, mixed media and painting by local artists Heather Jacks, Darlene Towson and Andrew Wohl. The exhibition will be on display from February 3-27, 2016 at Gallery B, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E, Bethesda, MD. Gallery hours for the show will be Wednesday – Saturday, 12-6pm. The exhibition’s opening reception will coincide with the monthly Bethesda Art Walk on Friday, February 12th from 6-9pm. The Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District opened Gallery B in October 2011 with the support of Bethesda Place Limited Partnership. Gallery B serves as the flagship of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. The mission of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Inc. 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is to create and implement arts and entertainment projects that contribute to the artistic, cultural and economic growth of downtown Bethesda. Category: Community Events. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. Contact Name: Valerie Hillman. Contact Phone: 3012156660. Contact Email: info@bethesda.org. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Gallery B 7700 Wisconsin Ave Suite E Bethesda, MD. For more info visit www.bethesda.org.

Senior Fit

Seniors Mondays & Wednesdays 9:15a.m. & 2:15p.m. This 45-minute, multi-component excerise program is for people age 55+. Ongoing classes are offered at 23 locations in partnership with Kaiser Permanente. Call 301-754-8800 to reqest a physician's consent form to register and for a class schedule. Category: Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Name: Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source. Contact Phone: 301-754-8800. Cost: Free. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM. Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source 8580 Second Avenue Silver Spring, MD.

Interagency Commission on Homelessness, Operations Committee

Boards, Committees and Commissions Contact Email: Nili.Soni@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Nili Soni. Contact Phone: 240-777-4595. Boards: Interagency Commission on Homelessness. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Rockville Memorial Library Office of Human Rights Mediation Center 21 Maryland Ave. 3rd Fl. Rockville, MD 20850. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Pro Bono (Free) Legal Advice

Gilchrist Center Obtain free legal advice on civil cases. Must be a Montgomery County resident. Offered on the Second and Founth Wednesday of each month, intake starts at 5:30 pm. Please call for more information. Category: Community Events. Educational Class. Regional Services. Seniors. Age: Teens. Adult. Seniors. Family. Area: MidCounty. Contact Name: Montgomery County Bar Foundation. Contact Phone: (301) 424-7651, (301) 424-7652, (301) 424-7633. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM. Ana G. Mendez University System 11006 Veirs Mill Road Wheaton, MD 20902.

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes

Gilchrist Center Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class. Regional Services. Seniors. Age: Teens. Adult. Seniors. Area: MidCounty. Silver Spring. Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940. Cost: Gratis/Free. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site 2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220 Wheaton, MD 20902.

Commission on Aging

Boards, Committees and Commissions Boards: Commission on Aging. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. White Oak Community Center 1700 April Lane Silver Spring, Maryland 20904.

Mini Trips

REC-events Visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. For more information, call 240-777-6940. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Seniors. Age: Seniors. Contact Phone: 240-777-6940. Cost: Free/Gratis. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. White Oak Senior Center 1700 April Lane Silver Spring MD 20904. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Gallery B February Exhibition

Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center Gallery B is pleased to present its February exhibition featuring the photography, mixed media and painting by local artists Heather Jacks, Darlene Towson and Andrew Wohl. The exhibition will be on display from February 3-27, 2016 at Gallery B, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E, Bethesda, MD. Gallery hours for the show will be Wednesday – Saturday, 12-6pm. The exhibition’s opening reception will coincide with the monthly Bethesda Art Walk on Friday, February 12th from 6-9pm. The Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District opened Gallery B in October 2011 with the support of Bethesda Place Limited Partnership. Gallery B serves as the flagship of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. The mission of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Inc. 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is to create and implement arts and entertainment projects that contribute to the artistic, cultural and economic growth of downtown Bethesda. Category: Community Events. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. Contact Name: Valerie Hillman. Contact Phone: 3012156660. Contact Email: info@bethesda.org. Cost: FREE. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Gallery B 7700 Wisconsin Ave Suite E Bethesda, MD. For more info visit www.bethesda.org.

Black History Celebration

REC-events . Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Age: Kids. Teens. Adult. Seniors. Family. Area: Rockville. Contact Phone: 240-777-8075. Cost: Free/Gratis. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Scotland Community Recreation Center 7700 Scotland Drive Potomac, MD 20854. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes

Gilchrist Center Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class. Regional Services. Seniors. Age: Teens. Adult. Seniors. Area: MidCounty. Silver Spring. Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940. Cost: Gratis/Free. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site 2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220 Wheaton, MD 20902.

Gallery B February Exhibition

Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center Gallery B is pleased to present its February exhibition featuring the photography, mixed media and painting by local artists Heather Jacks, Darlene Towson and Andrew Wohl. The exhibition will be on display from February 3-27, 2016 at Gallery B, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E, Bethesda, MD. Gallery hours for the show will be Wednesday – Saturday, 12-6pm. The exhibition’s opening reception will coincide with the monthly Bethesda Art Walk on Friday, February 12th from 6-9pm. The Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District opened Gallery B in October 2011 with the support of Bethesda Place Limited Partnership. Gallery B serves as the flagship of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. The mission of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Inc. 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is to create and implement arts and entertainment projects that contribute to the artistic, cultural and economic growth of downtown Bethesda. Category: Community Events. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. Contact Name: Valerie Hillman. Contact Phone: 3012156660. Contact Email: info@bethesda.org. Cost: FREE. Friday, February 26, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Gallery B 7700 Wisconsin Ave Suite E Bethesda, MD. For more info visit www.bethesda.org.

Chocolate Through Time

REC-events Joyce White is back with another historical presentation on everyone’s favorite sweet: Chocolate. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Phone: 240-777-8085. Cost: Free/Gratis. Friday, February 26, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center 1000 Forest Glen Road Silver Spring, MD 20901. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Dance Club Friday Afro-Cuban Theme

REC-events We are adding a little “spice” to this week’s dance! Wheaton Rec Zone students will deejay and provide dance demonstrations with an Afro-Latin flair! $6 at the door; $4 with HPSI card. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: MidCounty. Contact Phone: 240-777-4999. Cost: $6 at the door; $4 with HPSI card. Friday, February 26, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Holiday Park Senior Center 3950 Ferrara Drive Wheaton, MD 20906. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Friday Night Fiesta

REC-events For ages 13 and up with disabilities. Wear bright colors. For more information, call 240-777-6870. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Age: Teens. Area: MidCounty. Contact Phone: 240-777-6870. Friday, February 26, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Wheaton Community Recreation Center 11711 Georgia Avenue Wheaton, Maryland 20902. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Gallery B February Exhibition

Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center Gallery B is pleased to present its February exhibition featuring the photography, mixed media and painting by local artists Heather Jacks, Darlene Towson and Andrew Wohl. The exhibition will be on display from February 3-27, 2016 at Gallery B, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E, Bethesda, MD. Gallery hours for the show will be Wednesday – Saturday, 12-6pm. The exhibition’s opening reception will coincide with the monthly Bethesda Art Walk on Friday, February 12th from 6-9pm. The Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District opened Gallery B in October 2011 with the support of Bethesda Place Limited Partnership. Gallery B serves as the flagship of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. The mission of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Inc. 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is to create and implement arts and entertainment projects that contribute to the artistic, cultural and economic growth of downtown Bethesda. Category: Community Events. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. Contact Name: Valerie Hillman. Contact Phone: 3012156660. Contact Email: info@bethesda.org. Cost: FREE. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Gallery B 7700 Wisconsin Ave Suite E Bethesda, MD. For more info visit www.bethesda.org.

Intermediate English Conversation Classes

Gilchrist Center Improve your English conversation skills! All conversation classes welcome drop-ins and are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis until full. Category: Educational Class. Regional Services. Seniors. Age: Teens. Adult. Seniors. Area: MidCounty. Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Wheaton Library 11701 Georgia Avenue Wheaton, MD 20902.

Celebrate Black History Month

slider Please join us at Josiah Henson Park for a weekend featuring Free Guided Tours, the Time Team America Documentary - “The Search For Josiah Henson” and a Spoken Word Poetry Event -“Lyrical Rhythms: The Sounds of Freedom”. For more information about all our park historic sites and projects, visit HistoryintheParks.org. Category: Community Events. Age: Kids. Teens. Adult. Seniors. Family. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. Contact Name: Lisa Macleman. Contact Phone: 301-650-4373. Contact Email: lisa.macleman@montgomeryparks.org. Cost: FREE. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Josiah Henson Park 11420 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20852. For more info visit www.montgomeryparks.org.

Celebrate Black History Month

slider Please join us at Josiah Henson Park for a weekend featuring Free Guided Tours, the Time Team America Documentary - “The Search For Josiah Henson” and a Spoken Word Poetry Event -“Lyrical Rhythms: The Sounds of Freedom”. For more information about all our park historic sites and projects, visit HistoryintheParks.org. Category: Community Events. Age: Kids. Teens. Adult. Seniors. Family. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. Contact Name: Lisa Macleman. Contact Phone: 301-650-4373. Contact Email: lisa.macleman@montgomeryparks.org. Cost: FREE. Sunday, February 28, 2016, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Josiah Henson Park 11420 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20852. For more info visit www.montgomeryparks.org.

HHS/ED

Council and Committee Meetings Joint Health and Human Services and Education Committee Meeting Click to see Current Agenda Packets, Click to see Future Committee Agenda. Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Monday, February 29, 2016, 9:30 AM. 7th floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

Laughter for Stress Relief

Seniors Laughter is a natural medicine that lifts our spirits, makes us feel happy and brings people together. Feel alive and empowered by using laughter to improve your health and increase your sense of well-being. Instructor: Nira Berry To register or information: Call 301-754-8800. Category: Seniors. Age: Seniors. Contact Name: Holy Cross Senior Source. Contact Phone: 301-754-8800. Cost: Free. Monday, February 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM. Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source 8580 Second Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

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Council and Committee Meetings Education Committee Meeting Click to see Current Agenda Packets, Click to see Future Committee Agenda. Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Monday, February 29, 2016, 10:30 AM. 7th floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

State Legislation

Council and Committee Meetings State Legislation Click to see Agenda, Click to see Council Agenda & Analyst Packets (one day prior) . Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Monday, February 29, 2016, 12:30 PM. 3rd Floor Conference Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

Fitness Feud

REC-events Join Allie Harris from Home Care Assistance for a fun game of Fitness Feud. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Phone: 240-777-8085. Cost: Free/Gratis. Monday, February 29, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center 1000 Forest Glen Road Silver Spring, MD 20901. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

PHED/HHS

Council and Committee Meetings Joint Planning, Housing, and Economic Development and Health and Human Services Committee Meeting Click to see Current Agenda Packets, Click to see Future Committee Agenda. Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Monday, February 29, 2016, 2:00 PM. 3rd Floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

Senior Fit

Seniors Mondays & Wednesdays 9:15a.m. & 2:15p.m. This 45-minute, multi-component excerise program is for people age 55+. Ongoing classes are offered at 23 locations in partnership with Kaiser Permanente. Call 301-754-8800 to reqest a physician's consent form to register and for a class schedule. Category: Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Name: Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source. Contact Phone: 301-754-8800. Cost: Free. Monday, February 29, 2016, 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM. Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source 8580 Second Avenue Silver Spring, MD.

PHED

Council and Committee Meetings Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee Meeting Click to see Current Agenda Packets, Click to see Future Committee Agenda. Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Monday, February 29, 2016, 2:30 PM. 3rd Floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

Commission Meeting

Events Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: James L. Stowe. Contact Email: James.Stowe@montgomerycountymd.gov. Monday, February 29, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Office of Human Rights Conference and Mediation Center.

Annual Recycling Reports due for Medium and Selected Small Businesses, and Commercial Property Owners

Business Recycling Program Annual Recycling Reports are due today for - medium businesses (100-249 employees), - small businesses (fewer than 100 employees) that received a written request from the Division of Solid Waste Services, and - commercial property owners. File your Report online. Category: Environmental Protection. Recycling. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. East County. MidCounty. Silver Spring. Upcounty. Tuesday, March 1, 2016. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Advisory Committee on Consumer Protection

Boards, Committees and Commissions Contact Name: Sharon Margolis. Contact Phone: 240-777-3636. Boards: Advisory Committee on Consumer Protection. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM. COB 100 Maryland Ave. Rm. 255 Rockville, MD 20850.

Board of Registration for Building Contractors

Boards, Committees and Commissions The Board of Registration for Building Contractors generally meets the 1st Tuesday of every month, except for August. Contact Email: kevin.simpson@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Kevin Simpson. Contact Phone: 240-777-3635. Boards: Board of Registration for Building Contractors. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM. COB 100 Maryland Ave. - Rm. 225 Rockville, MD 20850. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Council Session

Council and Committee Meetings Council Session Click to see Council Agenda & Analyst Packets (one day prior), Click to see Council Video on Demand. Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 9:30 AM. Third Floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

Still Driving?

Seniors Do you ever think about the time when you will no longer drive? Let's Talk! Join a FREE support group with your peers to talk about driving and changes that take place with aging that may affect your ability to drive safely. How does it work? Small groups of older adults meet once a week for three weeks. Each 90- minute session is led by a facilitator, and at the 3rd meeting, a Certified Mobility Specialist from Connect-A-Ride will share information about transportation options that can help you stay mobile when you stop driving. To register, or for more information, call CONNECT-A-RIDE 301-738-3252 ConnectARide@AccessJCA.org. Category: Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Name: Connect-A-Ride. Contact Phone: 301.738.3252. Contact Email: ConnectARide@AccessJCA.org. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Holiday Park Senior Center 3950 Ferrara Drive Wheaton, Maryland 20906.

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes

Gilchrist Center Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class. Regional Services. Seniors. Age: Teens. Adult. Seniors. Area: MidCounty. Silver Spring. Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940. Cost: Gratis/Free. Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site 2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220 Wheaton, MD 20902.

Senior Fit

Seniors Mondays & Wednesdays 9:15a.m. & 2:15p.m. This 45-minute, multi-component excerise program is for people age 55+. Ongoing classes are offered at 23 locations in partnership with Kaiser Permanente. Call 301-754-8800 to reqest a physician's consent form to register and for a class schedule. Category: Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Name: Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source. Contact Phone: 301-754-8800. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM. Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source 8580 Second Avenue Silver Spring, MD.

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes

Gilchrist Center Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class. Regional Services. Seniors. Age: Teens. Adult. Seniors. Area: MidCounty. Silver Spring. Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940. Cost: Gratis/Free. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site 2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220 Wheaton, MD 20902.

Commission on Child Care, Executive Committee, Subcommittee Meeting

Boards, Committees and Commissions Contact Email: erin.stillwell@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Erin Stillwell. Contact Phone: 240-777-1716. Boards: Commission on Child Care. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 7300 Calhoun Place Rockville, MD 20855.

Commission on Child Care

Boards, Committees and Commissions Contact Email: erin.stillwell@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Erin Stillwell. Contact Phone: 240-777-1716. Boards: Commission on Child Care. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 7300 Calhoun Place, Suite 600 - Conf. Rm. 6 Rockville, MD 20855.

Commission on Common Ownership Communities

Boards, Committees and Commissions Website: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/ccoc. Contact Email: ccoc@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Peter Drymalski. Contact Phone: 240-777-3636. Boards: Commission on Common Ownership Communities. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Area: Rockville. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Council Office Building - Room 225 Rockville MD 20850.

East County Citizens Advisory Board

Boards, Committees and Commissions Boards: East County Citizens Advisory Board. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Area: East County. Age: Adult. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 3300 Briggs Chaney Road Silver Spring, MD 20904.

Clarksburg Town Hall Meeting

Council and Committee Meetings Clarksburg Town Hall Meeting.  7:30 pm reception; 8:00 - 9:00 pm meeting. Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 7:30 PM. Rocky Hill Middle School 22401 Brick Haven Way Clarksburg, MD 20871. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

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Council and Committee Meetings Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee Meeting Click to see Current Agenda Packets, Click to see Future Committee Agenda. Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Thursday, March 3, 2016, 9:30 AM. 7th floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

T&E

Council and Committee Meetings Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee Meeting Click to see Current Agenda Packets, Click to see Future Committee Agenda. Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Thursday, March 3, 2016, 9:30 AM. 3rd floor conference Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

HHS/ED

Council and Committee Meetings Joint Health and Human Services and Education Committee Meeting Click to see Current Agenda Packets, Click to see Future Committee Agenda. Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Thursday, March 3, 2016, 2:00 PM. 7th floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes

Gilchrist Center Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class. Regional Services. Seniors. Age: Teens. Adult. Seniors. Area: MidCounty. Silver Spring. Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940. Cost: Gratis/Free. Thursday, March 3, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site 2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220 Wheaton, MD 20902.

Bethesda District Commanders’ Advisory Board

MCPD Events Category: Public Safety. Age: Adult. Seniors. Thursday, March 3, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bethesda Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814.

H2O Summit

Watershed Outreach The H2O Summit is back!  The County’s premier community-focused event on clean water is returning in March. Join local community groups to learn about how the County addresses water quality and how you can become involved. What’s Happening at the H2O Summit 2016? This year’s agenda will focus on opportunities County residents can utilize to help improve their local waterways and the Summit will provide info on programs led by County Government, WSSC, Montgomery Parks and more. Interested in knowing more about the stream valley parks?  Montgomery Parks staff will be on hand to provide guidance. , Is the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission upgrading infrastructure in your neighborhood? WSSC staff will discuss their progress in upgrading water and sewer infrastructure across the county. , Want to learn more about a stream restoration happening in your community? Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection will show attendees how to find projects using an interactive web tool. … Category: Community Events. Environmental Protection. Regional Services. Seniors. Age: Adult. Seniors. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. East County. MidCounty. Rockville. Silver Spring. Upcounty. Contact Name: Ryan Zerbe. Contact Phone: 240-777-7744. Contact Email: ryan.zerbe@montgomerycountymd.gov. Cost: FREE. Saturday, March 5, 2016, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Rockville Senior Center 1150 Carnation Drive Rockville, MD 20850. For more info visit www.mygreenmontgomery.org.

Intermediate English Conversation Classes

Gilchrist Center Improve your English conversation skills! All conversation classes welcome drop-ins and are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis until full. Category: Educational Class. Regional Services. Seniors. Age: Teens. Adult. Seniors. Area: MidCounty. Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 5, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Wheaton Library 11701 Georgia Avenue Wheaton, MD 20902.

HHS

Council and Committee Meetings Health & Human Services Committee Meeting Click to see Current Agenda Packets, Click to see Future Committee Agenda. Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Monday, March 7, 2016, 9:30 AM. 3rd Floor Conference Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

PS

Council and Committee Meetings Public Safety Committee Meeting Click to see Current Agenda Packets, Click to see Future Committee Agenda. Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Monday, March 7, 2016, 9:30 AM. 7th Floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

State Legislation

Council and Committee Meetings State Legislation Click to see Agenda, Click to see Council Agenda & Analyst Packets (one day prior) . Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Monday, March 7, 2016, 12:30 PM. 3rd Floor Conference Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

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Council and Committee Meetings Education Committee Meeting Click to see Current Agenda Packets, Click to see Future Committee Agenda. Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Monday, March 7, 2016, 2:00 PM. 3rd floor Conference Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

PHED

Council and Committee Meetings Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee Meeting Click to see Current Agenda Packets, Click to see Future Committee Agenda. Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Monday, March 7, 2016, 2:00 PM. 7th Floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

Senior Fit

Seniors Mondays & Wednesdays 9:15a.m. & 2:15p.m. This 45-minute, multi-component excerise program is for people age 55+. Ongoing classes are offered at 23 locations in partnership with Kaiser Permanente. Call 301-754-8800 to reqest a physician's consent form to register and for a class schedule. Category: Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Name: Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source. Contact Phone: 301-754-8800. Cost: Free. Monday, March 7, 2016, 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM. Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source 8580 Second Avenue Silver Spring, MD.

Land Use Committee

Boards, Committees and Commissions Boards: Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Area: Upcounty. Age: Adult. Monday, March 7, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 12900 Middlebrook Rd. Rm. A Germantown, MD 20874.

Maha Shivratri

Days of Commemoration Worship Shiva -- one of the Hindu Trinity, the divine manifestation of transformation and regenration. Category: Holidays. Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Montgomery County, MD.

Friendship Heights Transportation Management District Advisory Committee

Boards, Committees and Commissions Contact Email: james.carlson@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: James Carlson. Contact Phone: 240-777-8382. Boards: Friendship Heights Transportation Management District Advisory Committee. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Wisconsin Place Community Center 5311 Friendship Boulevard Chevy Chase MD 20815. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Friendship Heights Transportation Management District Advisory Committee

Boards, Committees and Commissions Open meeting - interested guests welcome. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Transportation. Age: Adult. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. Contact Name: James Carlson. Contact Phone: 240-777-8382. Contact Email: james.carlson@montgomerycountymd.gov. Cost: N/A. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Wisconsin Place Community Center 5311 Friendship Blvd Chevy Chase. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Council Session

Council and Committee Meetings Council Session Click to see Council Agenda & Analyst Packets (one day prior), Click to see Council Video on Demand. Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 9:30 AM. Third Floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

Still Driving?

Seniors Do you ever think about the time when you will no longer drive? Let's Talk! Join a FREE support group with your peers to talk about driving and changes that take place with aging that may affect your ability to drive safely. How does it work? Small groups of older adults meet once a week for three weeks. Each 90- minute session is led by a facilitator, and at the 3rd meeting, a Certified Mobility Specialist from Connect-A-Ride will share information about transportation options that can help you stay mobile when you stop driving. To register, or for more information, call CONNECT-A-RIDE 301-738-3252 ConnectARide@AccessJCA.org. Category: Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Name: Connect-A-Ride. Contact Phone: 301.738.3252. Contact Email: ConnectARide@AccessJCA.org. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Holiday Park Senior Center 3950 Ferrara Drive Wheaton, Maryland 20906.

Community Action Board Executive Committee Meeting

Boards, Committees and Commissions Contact Email: leah.goldfine@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Leah Goldfine. Contact Phone: 2407771708. Boards: Community Action Board. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 2424 Reedie Drive, Room 101, Wheaton, MD 20902.

Department of Permitting Services Advisory Board

Boards, Committees and Commissions Contact Email: alexia.roundtree@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Alexia Roundtree. Contact Phone: 240-777-6280. Boards: Department of Permitting Services Advisory Committee. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Area: Rockville. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM. 255 Rockville Pike - 1st floor, DEP Conference Room 120 Rockville, MD 20850.

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes

Gilchrist Center Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class. Regional Services. Seniors. Age: Teens. Adult. Seniors. Area: MidCounty. Silver Spring. Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940. Cost: Gratis/Free. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site 2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220 Wheaton, MD 20902.

Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee

Boards, Committees and Commissions Contact Email: luisa.montero@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Luisa Montero-Diaz. Contact Phone: 240-777-8101. Boards: Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Area: MidCounty. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 2424 Reedie Drive Silver Spring, Md 20902.

Dickerson Area Facilities Implementation Groug

Boards, Committees and Commissions Contact Email: Godfrey.ampadu@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Godfrey Ampadu. Contact Phone: 2403720124. Boards: Dickerson Area Facilities Implementation Group. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Gothic Barn 20900 Martinsburg Road Dickerson Md 20842.

ZTA 16-03, Bed and Breakfast and Bill 2-16, Transient Housing - Licensing and registration

Council Public Hearing Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Area: Rockville. Contact Name: Jackie Hawksford. Contact Phone: 240-777-7803. Contact Email: Council.PublicHearing@montgomerycountymd.gov. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Third Floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

Charter Review Commission

Boards, Committees and Commissions Monthly meeting. Contact Email: charterreview.commission@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Josh Hamlin. Contact Phone: 240-777-7900. Boards: Charter Review Commission. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM. COB 100 Maryland Ave. 6th Floor Rockville, MD 20850. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Senior Fit

Seniors Mondays & Wednesdays 9:15a.m. & 2:15p.m. This 45-minute, multi-component excerise program is for people age 55+. Ongoing classes are offered at 23 locations in partnership with Kaiser Permanente. Call 301-754-8800 to reqest a physician's consent form to register and for a class schedule. Category: Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Name: Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source. Contact Phone: 301-754-8800. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM. Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source 8580 Second Avenue Silver Spring, MD.

Collaboration Council Board of Directors Meeting

Boards, Committees and Commissions Contact Email: Charlotte.gironda@collaborationcouncil.org. Contact Name: Charlotte Gironda. Contact Phone: 301-610-0147. Boards: Local Management Board for Children. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. MCRD 4010 Randolph Road Silver spring, MD 20902.

Pro Bono (Free) Legal Advice

Gilchrist Center Obtain free legal advice on civil cases. Must be a Montgomery County resident. Offered on the Second and Founth Wednesday of each month, intake starts at 5:30 pm. Please call for more information. Category: Community Events. Educational Class. Regional Services. Seniors. Age: Teens. Adult. Seniors. Family. Area: MidCounty. Contact Name: Montgomery County Bar Foundation. Contact Phone: (301) 424-7651, (301) 424-7652, (301) 424-7633. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM. Ana G. Mendez University System 11006 Veirs Mill Road Wheaton, MD 20902.

Commission on People with Disabilities

Boards, Committees and Commissions Meeting Accessibility Policy: The Commission will make all reasonable good faith efforts to provide accommodations, aides, services, or barrier removal to enable all members and meeting participants’ full inclusion. Accommodations are provided upon request with advance notice. Persons requesting accommodations such as sign language interpreters, Computer Assistive Real Time (CART), accessible format materials (Braille, large print, electronic files, and audio format), or other reasonable accommodations are asked to: • Provide a detailed description of the accommodation needed and contact information; • Make the request as early as possible, at least three (3) full working days in advance of the meeting; • Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fulfill; • Accommodations of persons that conflict with each other such as one person requiring the use of a service animal and another person being allergic to animals will be resolved with the staff person. Taking the steps outlined above… Contact Email: carly.clem@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Carly Clem. Contact Phone: 2407771252. Boards: Commission on People with Disabilities. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Lobby Level Auditorium, Rockville, MD 20850. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes

Gilchrist Center Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class. Regional Services. Seniors. Age: Teens. Adult. Seniors. Area: MidCounty. Silver Spring. Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940. Cost: Gratis/Free. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site 2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220 Wheaton, MD 20902.

Commission on Children and Youth

Boards, Committees and Commissions Contact Email: erin.stillwell@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Erin Stillwell. Contact Phone: 240-777-1716. Boards: Commission on Children and Youth. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Age: Teens. Adult. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. HOB 401 Hungerford Drive - Conf. Room 1A Rockville, MD 20850.

East County Citizens Advisory Board - Quality of Life Committee

Boards, Committees and Commissions Boards: East County Citizens Advisory Board. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Area: East County. Age: Adult. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 3300 Briggs Chaney Road Silver Spring, MD 20904.

Library Board Meeting

Boards, Committees and Commissions Montgomery County Library Board Meeting. Contact Email: Regina.holyfield-jewett@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Regina Holyfield-Jewett. Contact Phone: 240-777-0106. Boards: Library Board. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. County Executive. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. East County. MidCounty. Rockville. Silver Spring. Upcounty. Age: Adult. Seniors. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 21 Maryland Avenue Suite 310 Rockville, MD 20850.

Silver Spring Transportation Management District Advisory Committee

Boards, Committees and Commissions Contact Email: james.carlson@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: James Carlson. Contact Phone: 240-777-8382. Boards: Silver Spring Transportation Management District Advisory Committee. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Area: Silver Spring. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM. Discovery Communications One Discovery Place Silver Spring MD 20910. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Silver Spring Transportation Management District Advisory Committee

Boards, Committees and Commissions Open meeting - interested guests invited. Must show photo ID. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Transportation. Age: Adult. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Name: James Carlson. Contact Phone: 240-777-8382. Contact Email: james.carlson@montgomerycountymd.gov. Cost: N/A. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM. Discovery Communications One Discovery Place Silver Spring. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

PHED/PS

Council and Committee Meetings Joint Planning, Housing, and Economic Development and Public  Safety Committee Meeting Click to see Current Agenda Packets, Click to see Future Committee Agenda. Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 9:30 AM. 7th Floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

GO

Council and Committee Meetings Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee Meeting Click to see Current Agenda Packets, Click to see Future Committee Agenda. Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 2:00 PM. 3rd floor Conference Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

T&E

Council and Committee Meetings Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee Meeting Click to see Current Agenda Packets, Click to see Future Committee Agenda. Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 2:00 PM. 7th floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Advisory Council Prevention & Recovery Committees

Boards, Committees and Commissions Contact Email: cynthia.mogel@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Cindy Mogel. Contact Phone: 240.777.4723. Boards: Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Advisory Council. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Age: Adult. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 401 Hungerford Drive 1st Floor Rockville, MD 20850.

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes

Gilchrist Center Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class. Regional Services. Seniors. Age: Teens. Adult. Seniors. Area: MidCounty. Silver Spring. Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940. Cost: Gratis/Free. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site 2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220 Wheaton, MD 20902.

Foster Parent Information Meeting

HHS-CYF Interested in learning more about becoming a licensed foster parent in Montgomery County? Plan to attend this meeting to learn more. Category: Community Events. Health. Age: Adult. Family. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. East County. MidCounty. Rockville. Silver Spring. Upcounty. Contact Name: Dana Gardner. Contact Phone: 240-777-1664. Contact Email: dana.gardner@montgomerycountymd.gov. Cost: FREE. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Montgomery County Health and Human Services 1301 Piccard Drive, 1st floor conference room Rockville, MD. For more info visit montgomerycountymd.gov.

Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Advisory Council

Boards, Committees and Commissions Contact Email: cynthia.mogel@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Cindy Mogel. Contact Phone: 240.777.4723. Boards: Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Advisory Council. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 401 Hungerford Dr. Conference Room 1A Rockville, MD 20850.

Intermediate English Conversation Classes

Gilchrist Center Improve your English conversation skills! All conversation classes welcome drop-ins and are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis until full. Category: Educational Class. Regional Services. Seniors. Age: Teens. Adult. Seniors. Area: MidCounty. Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 12, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Wheaton Library 11701 Georgia Avenue Wheaton, MD 20902.

HHS

Council and Committee Meetings Health & Human Services Committee Meeting Click to see Current Agenda Packets, Click to see Future Committee Agenda. Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Monday, March 14, 2016, 9:30 AM. 7th Floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

State Legislation

Council and Committee Meetings State Legislation Click to see Agenda, Click to see Council Agenda & Analyst Packets (one day prior) . Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Monday, March 14, 2016, 12:30 PM. 3rd Floor Conference Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

PHED

Council and Committee Meetings Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee Meeting Click to see Current Agenda Packets, Click to see Future Committee Agenda. Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Monday, March 14, 2016, 2:00 PM. 7th Floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

Senior Fit

Seniors Mondays & Wednesdays 9:15a.m. & 2:15p.m. This 45-minute, multi-component excerise program is for people age 55+. Ongoing classes are offered at 23 locations in partnership with Kaiser Permanente. Call 301-754-8800 to reqest a physician's consent form to register and for a class schedule. Category: Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Name: Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source. Contact Phone: 301-754-8800. Cost: Free. Monday, March 14, 2016, 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM. Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source 8580 Second Avenue Silver Spring, MD.

Commission on People with Disabilities, Developmental Disability Advisory Committee

Boards, Committees and Commissions Discuss issues pertaining to people with developmental disabilities. Contact Email: betsy.luecking@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Betsy Luecking. Contact Phone: 240-777-1256. Boards: Commission on People with Disabilities. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Monday, March 14, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Health and Human Services, Hungerford Office, Building, 401 Hungerford Drive, 1st Floor, Rockville, MD 20850. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

East County Citizens Advisory Board - Planning /Economic Development Committee

Boards, Committees and Commissions Boards: East County Citizens Advisory Board. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Area: East County. Age: Adult. Monday, March 14, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 3300 Briggs Chaney Road Silver Spring, MD 20904.

Quality of Life Committee

Boards, Committees and Commissions Boards: Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Area: Upcounty. Age: Adult. Monday, March 14, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 12900 Middlebrook Rd. Rm. A Germantown, MD 20874.

Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. Board of Directors

Boards, Committees and Commissions Contact Email: CLABOY@BETHESDA.ORG. Contact Name: CHIQUI LABOY. Contact Phone: 301.215.6660. Boards: Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. Board of Directors. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 7:45 AM – 9:35 AM. 7700 Old Georgetown Road, 1st Floor Bethesda, MD 20814.

Operating Budget Transmittal

Council and Committee Meetings Operating Budget Transmittal -  Click to see Council Agenda & Analyst Packets (one day prior), Click to see Council Video on Demand. Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 9:00 AM. Executive Office Building 2nd floor conference room 51 Monroe St. Rockville.

Council Session

Council and Committee Meetings Council Session Click to see Council Agenda & Analyst Packets (one day prior), Click to see Council Video on Demand. Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 9:30 AM. Third Floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

Commission on Veterans Affairs Meeting

Boards, Committees and Commissions All meetings are open to the public. Free parking is available in front of building. Rockville metro is one block south of building. Sign language interpreter services will be provided only upon request with notice as far in advance as possible, but no less than 3 full business days advance notice, prior to the day of the event. Alternative formats of this document are available upon request as far in advance as possible. If you need other services or accommodations to participate in this activity, please call Betsy Luecking at 240- 777-1256 (V) or via MD Relay at 711. Or, you may send a request via email to Betsy.Luecking@montgomerycountymd.gov. Taking these steps will help us have sufficient time to best meet your needs. Contact Email: carly.clem@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Carly Clem. Contact Phone: 2407771252. Boards: Commission on Veterans Affairs. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Health & Human Services, 401 Hungerford Drive, 1st Floor 1A Conference Room, Rockville, MD 20850. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes

Gilchrist Center Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class. Regional Services. Seniors. Age: Teens. Adult. Seniors. Area: MidCounty. Silver Spring. Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940. Cost: Gratis/Free. Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site 2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220 Wheaton, MD 20902.

Mid-County Advisory Board

Boards, Committees and Commissions Contact Email: luisa.montero@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Luisa Montero-Diaz. Contact Phone: 240-777-8101. Boards: Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Area: MidCounty. Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 2424 Reedie Drive Silver Spring, Md 20902.

Senior Fit

Seniors Mondays & Wednesdays 9:15a.m. & 2:15p.m. This 45-minute, multi-component excerise program is for people age 55+. Ongoing classes are offered at 23 locations in partnership with Kaiser Permanente. Call 301-754-8800 to reqest a physician's consent form to register and for a class schedule. Category: Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Name: Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source. Contact Phone: 301-754-8800. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM. Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source 8580 Second Avenue Silver Spring, MD.

Interagency Commission on Homelessness and the Continuum of Care Community-Wide Meeting

Boards, Committees and Commissions Contact Email: Nili.Soni@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Nili Soni. Contact Phone: 240-777-4595. Boards: Interagency Commission on Homelessness. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Council Office Building 100 Maryland Ave. 3rd Floor Hearing Rm. Rockville, MD 2050. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Cable Compliance Commission

Boards, Committees and Commissions The Cable Compliance Commission (CCC) adjudicates subscriber complaints involving customer cable service or any other product or service. Contact Email: Heather.Elliott@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Heather Elliott. Contact Phone: 240-777-2857. Boards: Cable Compliance Commission. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Area: Rockville. Age: Adult. Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Council Office Building (COB) 100 Maryland Ave. Rm. 114 Rockville, MD 20850. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Commission on People with Disabilities Steering Committee Meeting

Boards, Committees and Commissions Meeting Accessibility Policy: The Commission will make all reasonable good faith efforts to provide accommodations, aides, services, or barrier removal to enable all members and meeting participants’ full inclusion. Accommodations are provided upon request with advance notice. Persons requesting accommodations such as sign language interpreters, Computer Assistive Real Time (CART), accessible format materials (Braille, large print, electronic files, and audio format), or other reasonable accommodations are asked to: • Provide a detailed description of the accommodation needed and contact information; • Make the request as early as possible, at least three (3) full working days in advance of the meeting; • Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fulfill; • Accommodations of persons that conflict with each other such as one person requiring the use of a service animal and another person being allergic to animals will be resolved with the staff person. Taking the steps outlined above… Contact Email: carly.clem@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Carly Clem. Contact Phone: 2407771252. Boards: Commission on People with Disabilities. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Health & Human Services Building, 401 Hungerford Drive, 1st Floor 1D Conference Room, Rockville, MD 20850. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Solid Waste Advisory Committee

Boards, Committees and Commissions NOTE DATE CHANGE FOR THIS MEETING. Nine (9) Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) General Meetings are scheduled in 2016. With the exception of the March budget meeting, all SWAC meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month.  Meetings with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) are held bi-annually in February.  Next meeting February 2017. Meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville, in the 6th Floor Conference Room.  All meetings are open to the public.  Please note the meeting day and time change. The SWAC does not meet in July or August. Contact Email: tamala.robinson@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Tamala Robinson. Contact Phone: 240-876-3602. Boards: Solid Waste Advisory Committee. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Environmental Protection. Recycling. Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. EOB 101 Monroe Street - 6th Floor Rockville MD 20850. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes

Gilchrist Center Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class. Regional Services. Seniors. Age: Teens. Adult. Seniors. Area: MidCounty. Silver Spring. Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940. Cost: Gratis/Free. Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site 2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220 Wheaton, MD 20902.

GO

Council and Committee Meetings Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee Meeting Click to see Current Agenda Packets, Click to see Future Committee Agenda. Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Thursday, March 17, 2016, 9:30 AM. 7th floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

The Interagency Fair Housing Coordinating Group

Events The Interagency Fair Housing Coordinating Group will meet at 10:00 a.m. in the Office of Human Rights Conference Room and Mediation Center, 21 Maryland Avenue, Suite 330, Rockville, MD 20850. Category: Community Events. Thursday, March 17, 2016, 1:00 PM. Office of Human Rights Conference Room and Mediation Center 21 Maryland Avenue, Suite 330 Rockville, MD 20850.

Audit

Council and Committee Meetings Audit  Committee Meeting Click to see Current Agenda Packets, Click to see Future Committee Agenda. Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Thursday, March 17, 2016, 2:00 PM. 7th Floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

Commission on Health

Boards, Committees and Commissions The Commission on Health does not meet in August. Contact Email: doreen.kelly@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Doreen Kelly. Contact Phone: 240-777-4422. Boards: Commission on Health. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Thursday, March 17, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. HOB 401 Hungerford Drive, Tan Mtg. Rm. Rockville, MD 20850. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes

Gilchrist Center Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class. Regional Services. Seniors. Age: Teens. Adult. Seniors. Area: MidCounty. Silver Spring. Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940. Cost: Gratis/Free. Thursday, March 17, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site 2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220 Wheaton, MD 20902.

Meeting with MML

Council and Committee Meetings Council Meeting with Maryland Municipal League. Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Thursday, March 17, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. 5th floor conference room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

Montgomery County Bicycle Action Group (MCBAG)

Director's Office The MCBAG is a citizen’s bicycle advisory group sponsored by the MCDOT comprised of representatives from the cycling community whose purpose is to meet, discuss and recommend ways to enhance, improve and promote safe bicycle access in Montgomery County. Visit:  http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dot-dte/bikeways/index.html. Category: Government. Transportation. Contact Name: Patricia Shepherd. Contact Phone: 240-777-7231. Contact Email: patricia.shepherd@montgomerycountymd.gov. Thursday, March 17, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Executive Office Building (EOB) 101 Monroe Street, 9th Floor Rockville, MD 20850. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Bethesda Film Fest

Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center The fourth annual Bethesda Film Fest will feature five short documentaries made by local filmmakers on Friday and Saturday, March 18-19, 2016. Screenings will be held at 7pm and 9pm on March 18th and at 8pm on March 19th at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. in downtown Bethesda. The Bethesda Film Fest is produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. The evening will include a discussion with the filmmakers after each screening. Tickets will be available beginning January 5, 2016 at www.bethesda.org for $10. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door. Category: Community Events. Age: Teens. Adult. Seniors. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. Contact Name: Brenna O'Malley. Contact Phone: 301-215-660 ext 142. Contact Email: bomalley@bethesda.org. Cost: $10. Friday, March 18, 2016, 7:00 PM. Imagination Stage 4908 Auburn Ave. Bethesda, MD 20814. For more info visit www.bethesda.org.

Bethesda Film Fest

Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center The fourth annual Bethesda Film Fest will feature five short documentaries made by local filmmakers on Friday and Saturday, March 18-19, 2016. Screenings will be held at 7pm and 9pm on March 18th and at 8pm on March 19th at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. in downtown Bethesda. The Bethesda Film Fest is produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. The evening will include a discussion with the filmmakers after each screening. Tickets will be available beginning January 5, 2016 at www.bethesda.org for $10. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door. Category: Community Events. Age: Teens. Adult. Seniors. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. Contact Name: Brenna O'Malley. Contact Phone: 301-215-660 ext 142. Contact Email: bomalley@bethesda.org. Cost: $10. Friday, March 18, 2016, 9:00 PM. Imagination Stage 4908 Auburn Ave. Bethesda, MD 20814. For more info visit www.bethesda.org.

Intermediate English Conversation Classes

Gilchrist Center Improve your English conversation skills! All conversation classes welcome drop-ins and are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis until full. Category: Educational Class. Regional Services. Seniors. Age: Teens. Adult. Seniors. Area: MidCounty. Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 19, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Wheaton Library 11701 Georgia Avenue Wheaton, MD 20902.

Bethesda Film Fest

Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center The fourth annual Bethesda Film Fest will feature five short documentaries made by local filmmakers on Friday and Saturday, March 18-19, 2016. Screenings will be held at 7pm and 9pm on March 18th and at 8pm on March 19th at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. in downtown Bethesda. The Bethesda Film Fest is produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. The evening will include a discussion with the filmmakers after each screening. Tickets will be available beginning January 5, 2016 at www.bethesda.org for $10. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door. Category: Community Events. Age: Teens. Adult. Seniors. Contact Name: Brenna O'Malley. Contact Phone: 301-215-660 ext 142. Contact Email: bomalley@bethesda.org. Cost: $10. Saturday, March 19, 2016, 8:00 PM. Imagination Stage 4908 Auburn Ave. Bethesda, MD 20814. For more info visit www.bethesda.org.

Norouz

Days of Commemoration "New Day" (originally "New Light") is the traditional celebration of the ancient Achaemenid Iranian New Year. Norouz is also widely referred to as the Persian New Year. Norouz is celebrated and observed by Iranian peoples and has spread in many other parts of the world, including parts of Central Asia, South Asia, Northwestern China, the Crimea and some groups in the Balkans. It is marked by family visits and the exchange of gifts, as well as special feasts. It is also commemorated by setting tables with foods and special items beginning with the letter S; this is known as the Haft Sin. The 13th day of the New Year festival is called “Sizdah Bedar” and is spent out of doors at picnics and parks. The UN's General Assembly in 2010 recognized the International Day of Norouz, describing it a spring festival of Persian origin which has been celebrated for over 3,000 years. Category: Holidays. Monday, March 21, 2016. Montgomery County, MD.

Nowruz

Days of Commemoration This marks the first day of spring. Nowruz – ‘new day’ has been celebrated since Achaemenian times (circa 550 BC – 330BC) as the Persian New Year. The festival is celebrated in many parts of the Persian speaking world, including Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Caucuses, and Central and South Asia. For Zoroastrians, a religious service followed by a feast, is usual. Noteworthy in the celebrations is the ceremonious placement of a ‘Haft Sheen’ table (consisting of seven items of Ahura Mazda’s creations, starting with the letter S), also representing seven divinities in Zoroastrianism. Category: Holidays. Monday, March 21, 2016. Montgomery County, MD.

2016 Aboveground Spring Stormwater Facility Maintenance Contractor's Training

Events The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection will be conducting our 2016 Spring Stormwater Facility Maintenance Contractor Training on March 21, 2016. The training will cover ABOVEGROUND stormwater facility maintenance information and instructions. The training will begin at 9:00.  Doors open at 8:30 for sign-in. Attendance at this training is required for any person who performs repair or maintenance on a stormwater management facility in Montgomery County. New Contractors or Contractors with new staff members in supervisory roles both in the field and in the office should have their new employees attend this year’s training session.  If you require certification for BELOWGROUND as well, you must sign up for that class as well. The certification given for this training is good for 3 years. If it has been three years or more since you attended our Stormwater Facility Maintenance Training, or if you took the Interim Stormwater Management Test, YOUR ATTENDENCE IS MANDATORY. If you attended our… Category: Educational Class. Environmental Protection. Age: Adult. Area: Upcounty. Contact Name: Audra Lew. Contact Phone: 240-777-7761. Contact Email: audra.lew@montgomerycountymd.gov. Cost: free. Monday, March 21, 2016, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Upcounty Regional Services Center 12900 Middlebrook Road Germantown, MD 20874. For more info visit mcdep-2016spring-aboveground-training.eventbrite.com.

PS

Council and Committee Meetings Public Safety Committee Meeting Click to see Current Agenda Packets, Click to see Future Committee Agenda. Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Monday, March 21, 2016, 9:30 AM. 7th Floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

State Legislation

Council and Committee Meetings State Legislation Click to see Agenda, Click to see Council Agenda & Analyst Packets (one day prior) . Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Monday, March 21, 2016, 12:30 PM. 3rd Floor Conference Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

ED

Council and Committee Meetings Education Committee Meeting Click to see Current Agenda Packets, Click to see Future Committee Agenda. Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Monday, March 21, 2016, 2:00 PM. 3rd floor Conference Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

PHED

Council and Committee Meetings Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee Meeting Click to see Current Agenda Packets, Click to see Future Committee Agenda. Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: Legislative Information Services. Contact Phone: 240-777-7910. Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Monday, March 21, 2016, 2:00 PM. 7th Floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

Senior Fit

Seniors Mondays & Wednesdays 9:15a.m. & 2:15p.m. This 45-minute, multi-component excerise program is for people age 55+. Ongoing classes are offered at 23 locations in partnership with Kaiser Permanente. Call 301-754-8800 to reqest a physician's consent form to register and for a class schedule. Category: Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Name: Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source. Contact Phone: 301-754-8800. Cost: Free. Monday, March 21, 2016, 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM. Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source 8580 Second Avenue Silver Spring, MD.

Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board

Boards, Committees and Commissions Boards: Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Area: Upcounty. Age: Adult. Monday, March 21, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 12900 Middlebrook Rd. Rm. A Germantown, MD 20874.