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Protecting Maryland's Cyberspace

Business Portal Events Please join the ongoing Maryland HIMSS discussion on Cybersecurity as we focus on how to implement preventative measures and respond to cyber threats when they occur. Learn from cybersecurity experts combatting global cybercrime as well as local healthcare providers and cybersecurity affiliations focused on keeping Maryland's cyberspace safe. Enjoy a 'Healthcare Cybersecurity Essentials' training session on cyberspace protection, inclusive of insights in to EHR vulnerabilities, conducted by Greg Porter, First Cyber Health Advisor, Founder, Allegheny Digital, SEI-CERT Cybersecurity Researcher, Adjunct Faculty Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College, and SANS Institute Instructor. Engage in the 'Protecting Your Organization' panel discussion where you'll hear how Maryland healthcare organizations are protecting their cyberspace. Learn about Maryland-specific collaborations, resources, and educational opportunities available to you from Maryland's Cybersecurity Council and Office of Cyber Development.… Category: Business. Age: Adult. Cost: Check event website for more details. Friday, December 2, 2016, 8:00 AM – 12:45 PM. The Great Room at Historic Savage Mill 8600 Foundry Street, Savage, MD 20763. For more info visit events.r20.constantcontact.com.

Akhemdova Ballet

REC-events No registration required. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Phone: 240-777-8085. Cost: Free/Gratis. Friday, December 2, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center 1000 Forest Glen Road Silver Spring, MD 20901. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Glen Echo Potters 29th Annual Holiday Sale December 2 - 4, 2016

Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center Glen Echo Potters invites you to their 29th Annual Holiday Pottery Sale to be held onFriday evening, Dec 2nd from 6 to 8PM; Saturday, Dec 3rd from 9AM to 6PM; and on Sunday, Dec 4th from 10AM to 4PM.  Sale will be held in West Hall, GWU Mt. Vernon Campus, at the corner of Foxhall Road and Whitehaven Parkway, Northwest DC.  Come see 2,500 unique handcrafted items from over 50 potters.  Work includes bowls, mugs, teapots, vases, ornaments and other fine pots.  A great opportunity to find beautiful and one-of-a-kind gifts made by some of the area's top artisans. Free parking in the garage adjacent to West Hall on Saturday and Sunday; there will be a fee for parking on Friday evening. Category: Community Events. Holidays. Parks & Recreation. Age: Adult. Family. Cost: Free. Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. West Hall, George Washington University Mt Vernon Campus. For more info visit www.glenechopottery.com.

Winter Wonderland Event

Parking Management Parking affected: Woodmont Ave (St. Elmo - Norfolk),  Norfolk Ave (Woodmont - St. Elmo). Category: Transportation. Age: Kids. Teens. Adult. Seniors. Family. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. Contact Name: Benjamin Morgan. Contact Phone: 240-777-8704. Contact Email: Benjamin.Morgan@montgomerycountymd.gov. Saturday, December 3, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Veterans Park, Woodmont Ave. For more info visit www.bethesda.org.

Enrollment for Health Insurance (Obama Care)

Health Care Reform In person assistance to enroll in health insurance coverage.  Go to www.montgomeryhealthconnection.org to find out what documents are needed to enroll. Open enrollment is November 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017.  In order to have coverage that begins January 1, 2017, enrollment must be completed by December 15, 2016. Category: Health. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Name: Montgomery Health Connection. Contact Phone: 240-777-1815. Contact Email: healthcarereform@montgomerycountymd.gov. Saturday, December 3, 2016, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Silver Spring DHHS Center 8818 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, MD. For more info visit montgomeryhealthconnection.org.

Annual East County Holiday Breakfast with Santa

REC-events Come enjoy a hot breakfast with Santa and his Friends along a lot of holiday fun. Don't for get to bring your camera to take a picture with Santa. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Age: Kids. Teens. Contact Phone: 240-777-8090. Cost: K-5th under 7 years old: $3.00 8 years old & up: $5.00, cash at the door. Saturday, December 3, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. East County Community Recreation Center 3310 Gateshead Manor Way Silver Spring, MD 20904. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Bauer Drive Holiday Craft Show

REC-events Our annual holiday happening features the exhibition and sale of quality and unique arts and crafts from some of the best local independent artisans. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Seniors. Age: Adult. Seniors. Family. Area: Rockville. Contact Phone: 240-777-6922. Cost: Free/Gratis. Saturday, December 3, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Bauer Community Recreation Center 14525 Bauer Drive Rockville, MD 20853. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Bethesda's Winter Wonderland

Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center Kick off the holiday season at Bethesda's Winter Wonderland on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 1-4pm. The celebration features holiday performances, a live ice sculpting presentation and a visit from Santa Claus in Veterans Park, located at the corner of Norfolk and Woodmont Avenues. Category: Community Events. Holidays. Age: Kids. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. East County. MidCounty. Rockville. Silver Spring. Upcounty. Contact Name: Brenna O'Malley. Contact Phone: 301-215-6660. Contact Email: bomalley@bethesda.org. Cost: FREE. Saturday, December 3, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Veterans Park Corner of Norfolk and Woodmont Avenues Bethesda, MD 20814. For more info visit www.bethesda.org.

Asian Indians for Community Service, Inc. Outreach and Education Event for ACA Enrollment

Health Care Reform Outreach and education event about enrollment in the Affordable Care Act. OPEN ENROLLMENT BEGINS NOVEMBER 1. Find more locations and hours at www.montgomeryhealthconnection.org. Category: Health. Contact Name: Montgomery Health Connection. Contact Phone: 240-777-1815. Contact Email: healthcarereform@montgomerycountymd.gov. Sunday, December 4, 2016, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Guru Gobind Singh Foundation 13814 Travilah Road Rockville, MD. For more info visit www.prideyouthservices.org.

Clara Barton 10th Anniversary Holiday Craft Fair

REC-events For all ages. Enjoy an afternoon of handmade, creative and artistic crafts from local artists. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Age: Kids. Teens. Adult. Seniors. Family. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. Contact Phone: 240-777-4910. Cost: Free/Gratis. Sunday, December 4, 2016, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Clara Barton Community Recreation Center 7425 MacArthur Boulevard Cabin John, MD 20818. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

PS/HHS

Council and Committee Meetings joint Public Safety/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, December 5, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. 7th floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

Circle Time with Friends

REC-events 10-10:30 am For birth to 3 years old, activity #28455 10:45-11:15 am For 3 to 5 years old, activity #28456 This is storytime for toddlers and preschoolers. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Age: Kids. Area: MidCounty. Contact Phone: 240-777-6820. Cost: Free/Gratis. Monday, December 5, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Mid County Community Recreation Center 2004 Queensguard Road Silver Spring, MD 20906. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Full Body Stretch Class

REC-events Class of 45 minute full body stretch that will target each specific muscle in your body. This exercise class is created to relieve all stress and stiffness in your body. This class will performed on the floor and standing. Your muscles will thank you. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: East County. Contact Phone: 240-777-6940. Cost: free/gratis. Monday, December 5, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM. White Oak Senior Center 1700 April Lane Silver Spring MD 20904. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Dementia Friendly America

HHS Events Last December, BrightFocus Foundation, a Clarksburg-based nonprofit supporting Alzheimer’s research, welcomed Montgomery County to help create a national network of communities called Dementia Friendly America. Since then, we have been working with good people like yourself across the County to strengthen our efforts in this arena – and some of these may become models for other communities.  We are pleased to invite you to join us at the official launch of the Montgomery County Dementia Friendly initiative:   WHEN: Monday, December 5, 10:30 a.m.   , WHERE: Montgomery County Public Safety Headquarters, 100 Edison Park Drive, Gaithersburg, MD  , RSVP: Please register here by November 17; seating is limited.  At the launch event, Montgomery County will announce our expanding efforts to strengthen the respect, support and empowerment we offer to individuals and families living with dementia. We also will share examples of ways we are helping families to stay safe and engaged. We have much to tell you as… Category: Health. Public Safety. Seniors. Age: Adult. Seniors. Family. Area: Upcounty. Contact Name: Lylie Fisher. Contact Phone: 240-777-3037. Contact Email: Lylie.Fisher@montgomerycountymd.gov. Cost: By Invitation Only. Monday, December 5, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Montgomery County Public Safety Headquarters 100 Edison Drive Gaithersburg, MD. For more info visit www.scribd.com.

Holiday Yard Sale and Gift Wrap

REC-events Pick up a holiday gift at our affordable yard sale and gift wrap. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Phone: 240-777-6975. Cost: Donations of items for sale and wrapping paper are appreciated. Monday, December 5, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Long Branch Senior Center 8700 Piney Branch Road Silver Spring, MD 20901. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

PHED/ED

Council and Committee Meetings Joint Planning, Housing and Economic Development 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, December 5, 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, December 5, 2016, 2:30 PM. 3rd floor Conference Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

PHED/T&E

Council and Committee Meetings Joint Planning, Housing and Economic Development and 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. Monday, December 5, 2016, 2:30 PM. 7th floor Hearing 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, December 5, 2016, 2:45 PM. 7th Floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

Adult Children Caring for Aging Parents

Seniors FREE Caregiver Support Groups Support groups take place:  Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday from 3 to 4:30 pm. Thursday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Category: Seniors. Age: Seniors. Contact Name: Sister Kathleen Weber. Contact Phone: 301-754-7152. Cost: Free. Monday, December 5, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Holy Cross Resource Center, room 12, 9805 Dameron Dr. Silver Spring, Md.

School Health Council Meeting

HHS Events The School Health Council (SHC) is an advisory and advocacy group dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of Montgomery County school-age children and youth. The SHC meets four times per year during the school year. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Council and Committee Meetings. Health. Age: Kids. Teens. Family. Area: Rockville. Contact Name: Elizabeth Elliott. Contact Phone: 240-777-3804. Contact Email: elizabeth.elliott@montgomerycountymd.gov. Cost: none. Monday, December 5, 2016, 6:15 PM – 8:00 PM. 401 Hungerford Drive Large first floor conference room Rockville, MD 20850. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

UCAB Land Use Committee Mtg.

Boards, Committees and Commissions Boards: Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Area: Upcounty. Age: Adult. Monday, December 5, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. URSC, Room A 12900 Middlebrook Road Germantown, MD 20874.

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, December 6, 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, December 6, 2016, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM. COB 100 Maryland Ave. - Rm. 225 Rockville, MD 20850. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Commisison on Aging, Health and Wellness

Boards, Committees and Commissions Boards: Commission on Aging. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. 7300 Calhoun Place Conference Room 6C 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. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 9:30 AM. 3rd Floor Conference Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop

Business Portal Events MDOT’s Office of Minority Business Enterprise conducts a free monthly workshop for firms interested in applying for certification as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) and/or Small Business Enterprise (SBE). Each ticket is valid for one admission, each individual attending must register independently. **Once this event is sold out, tickets and registration will no longer be available** **Security Policy: All visitors must present a valid Driver's License or U.S. Passport in order to gain access to the building. Category: Business. Age: Adult. Contact Name: MDOT -Office of Minority Business Enterprise. Contact Phone: 410 865 1269. Contact Email: mbe@mdot.maryland.gov. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Headquarters 7201 Corporate Center Drive Ground Level Hanover, MD 21076. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

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, December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM. Third Floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

Holiday Yard Sale and Gift Wrap

REC-events Pick up a holiday gift at our affordable yard sale and gift wrap. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Phone: 240-777-6975. Cost: Donations of items for sale and wrapping paper are appreciated. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Long Branch Senior Center 8700 Piney Branch Road Silver Spring, MD 20901. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Pickleball - Adaptive Sports Court

REC-events Every Tuesday participants of all ages are welcome to play. Purchase a Gym Rat pass for $30 a year in order to participate in all “Open Gym” activities in County Recreation facilities. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. Contact Phone: 240-777-6960. Cost: Purchase a Gym Rat pass for $30 a year. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Potomac Community Recreation Center 11315 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Human Rights Proclamation

Events Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Community Events. Contact Name: James Stowe. Contact Email: james.stowe@montgomerycountymd.gov. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Supplemental apparopriation to FY17 Capital Budget & amendment to FY17-22 CIP, Office of County Executive - $11,000,000 for Marriott International Headquarters and Hotel Project

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, December 6, 2016, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Third Floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

Supplemental appropriation - DHHS - $999,828 for Bridges to the Future Systems of Care Expansion project

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, December 6, 2016, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Third Floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

Supplemental appropriation to FY17 Capital Budget & amendment to FY17-22 CIP DOT - $8,000,000 for Purple Line

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, December 6, 2016, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Third Floor Hearing 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. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 2:00 PM. 7th Floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop

Business Portal Events MDOT’s Office of Minority Business Enterprise conducts a free monthly workshop for firms interested in applying for certification as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) and/or Small Business Enterprise (SBE). Each ticket is valid for one admission, each individual attending must register independently. **Once this event is sold out, tickets and registration will no longer be available** **Security Policy: All visitors must present a valid Driver's License or U.S. Passport in order to gain access to the building. Category: Business. Age: Adult. Contact Name: MDOT -Office of Minority Business Enterprise. Contact Phone: 410 865 1269. Contact Email: mbe@mdot.maryland.gov. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Headquarters 7201 Corporate Center Drive Ground Level Hanover, MD 21076. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Taxicab Services Commissiom

Boards, Committees and Commissions Proposed Uniform Taxicab Vehicle Lease Agreement Language Discussion. Contact Email: michael.pollard@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Michael Pollard Sr. Contact Phone: 240-777-5852. Boards: Taxicab Services Commission. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Area: Rockville. Age: Family. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 101 Monroe Street, 9th Floor 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, December 6, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site 2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220 Wheaton, MD 20902.

Telephone Support Group for Spouses and Adult Children

Seniors Category: Seniors. Age: Seniors. Contact Name: Sister Kathleen Weber. Contact Phone: 301.754.7152. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Holy Cross Resource Center, room 12, 9805 Dameron Dr. Silver Spring, Md.

Bill 44-16, Retirement - Fossil Fuel Investments - Restrictions

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, December 6, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Third Floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

Greater Shady Grove 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: Greater Shady Grove Transportation Management District Advisory Committee. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Transportation. Area: Upcounty. Age: Adult. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, Gilchrist Hall 9601 Medical Center Drive Rockville MD 20850 July & September - Room 134 October thru December - Room 227. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Greater Shady Grove Transportation Management District Advisory Committee

Transit Services Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. County Executive. Transportation. Age: Adult. Area: Upcounty. Contact Name: James Carlson. Contact Phone: 240-777-8382. Contact Email: james.carlson@montgomerycountymd.gov. Cost: N/A. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Johns Hopkins University Gilchrist Hall Rm 227 9601 Medical Center Drive Rockville MD 20850. For more info visit montgomerycountymd.gov.

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. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM. 7th Floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

Caregivers of Ill or Aging Spouses

Seniors Free Caregiver Support Groups. Every Wednesday 10 - 11:30 a.m. Every Thursday  3 - 4:30 p.m. Every Friday 10 - 11:30 a.m. Category: Seniors. Age: Seniors. Contact Name: Sister Kathleen Weber. Contact Phone: 301-754-7152. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Holy Cross Resource Center, room 12, 9805 Dameron Dr. Silver Spring, Md.

Holiday Yard Sale and Gift Wrap

REC-events Pick up a holiday gift at our affordable yard sale and gift wrap. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Phone: 240-777-6975. Cost: Donations of items for sale and wrapping paper are appreciated. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Long Branch Senior Center 8700 Piney Branch Road Silver Spring, MD 20901. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Meditation Club

Seniors December 7 and December 21 Explore mediation to benefit specific areas of well-being, such as physical health, pain relief, emotional wellness, creativity communication and relationships. Register by month. Holy Cross Senior Source 301-754-8500. Category: Seniors. Age: Seniors. Contact Name: Holy Cross Health. Contact Phone: 301.754.8810. Cost: $10 per month. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Holy Cross Senior Source 8580 Second Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20910.

The Pearl Harbor Attack

REC-events Presented by Gerald Schneider, Ph.D. The attack on 1941 on Perl Harbor by Japan brought the U.S. into World War II. Dr Schneider will review the events of the day, and lead a conversation about how it might have been avoided. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: MidCounty. Contact Phone: 240-777-4999. Cost: Free/Gratis. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Holiday Park Senior Center 3950 Ferrara Drive Wheaton, MD 20906. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Water/Sewer Category Change Hearing (AD 2016-2)

Water & Sewer An administrative hearing on nine requests to change existing water/sewer service categories to allow the use of public water and/or sewer service.  For more information see www.montgomerycountymd.gov/waterworks. Category: Environmental Protection. Contact Name: Alan Soukup. Contact Phone: 240-777-7716. Contact Email: alan.soukup@montgomerycountymd.gov. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. 255 Rockville Pike, Suite 120 Rockville MD 20850.

Solid Waste Advisory Committee

Boards, Committees and Commissions 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, December 7, 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, December 7, 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-COMMITTEE Meetings

Boards, Committees and Commissions The Commission on Child Care hosts committee meetings on the 1st Wednesday of the month (excluding August) from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Commission on Child Care Executive Committee meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month (excluding August) from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. All meetings are held in the Early Childhood Training Center located on the lobby level. Parking is available on the G-1 and G-2 level of the parking garage; entrance to the garage is in the rear of the building. The lobby can be accessed via the garage elevator. 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, December 7, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Early Childhood Training Center 1401 Rockville Pike, Lobby Level Rockville, MD 20852.

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, December 7, 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, December 7, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. East County Regional Services Center 3300 Briggs Chaney Road Silver Spring, MD 20904.

Monthly Meeting

Boards, Committees and Commissions Monthly business meeting of the CCOC. Park in the garage of the building and use the elevators to go to 4th floor. Minutes of past meetings are online at CCOC website. Contact Email: ccoc@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Peter Drymalski. Contact Phone: 311. Boards: Commission on Common Ownership Communities. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 1401 Rockville Pike, 4th Floor Rockville, Maryland 20852.

Bodhi Day

Days of Commemoration On Bodhi day some Buddhists celebrate Gautama's attainment of enlightenment under the Bodhi tree at Bodhgaya, India. Category: Holidays. Thursday, December 8, 2016. Montgomery County, MD.

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Days of Commemoration The feast of the Immaculate Conception is celebrated in some Christian churches on December 8. A feast called the Conception of Mary arose in the Eastern (Catholic) Church in the seventh century. It spread to the West in the eighth century. In the eleventh century it received its present name, the Immaculate Conception. In the eighteenth century it became a feast of the Roman Catholic Church. Category: Holidays. Thursday, December 8, 2016. Montgomery County, MD.

Minority Legislative Breakfast 2016

Business Portal Events Join the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Montgomery County, the African American Chamber of Commerce Montgomery County and the Asian American Political Alliance for this annual event. Legislators, business and civic leaders come together to discuss issues of importance including Small Business Growth, Jobs and Transportation. Category: Business. Age: Adult. Cost: Cost varies -- table and sponsorship opportunities available. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM. Bethesda Marriott Hotel at Pooks Hill Road 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, MD 20814. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Silver Spring Transportation Management District Advisory Committee

Transit Services Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. County Executive. 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, December 8, 2016, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM. Discovery Communications One Discovery Place Silver Spring MD 20910. For more info visit montgomerycountymd.gov.

Commission on Aging, Public Policy

Boards, Committees and Commissions Boards: Commission on Aging. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 7300 Calhoun Place Conference Room 6C Rockville, MD 2850.

Holiday Yard Sale and Gift Wrap

REC-events Pick up a holiday gift at our affordable yard sale and gift wrap. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Phone: 240-777-6975. Cost: Donations of items for sale and wrapping paper are appreciated. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Long Branch Senior Center 8700 Piney Branch Road Silver Spring, MD 20901. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Chef Sue’s Holiday Luncheon

REC-events The menu is available at the reception desk prior to the event. Call for reservation. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: Upcounty. Contact Phone: 240-777-6995. Cost: Cost of meal age 55-59 is $7, age 60+ donations requested. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Damascus Senior Center 9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Human Rights Day

Events Category: Community Events. Town Hall Meetings. Contact Name: James Stowe. Contact Email: james.stowe@montgomerycountymd.gov. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Drop In Bridge

REC-events Come drop in every Thursday and play with us. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Age: Adult. Seniors. Contact Phone: 240-777-8090. Cost: Free/Gratis. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. East County Community Recreation Center 3310 Gateshead Manor Way Silver Spring, MD 20904. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Organ Grinder Lola

REC-events Organ Grinder Lola and Master Bob return to sing holiday cheer into your lives. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: Upcounty. Contact Phone: 240-777-6995. Cost: Free/Gratis. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Damascus Senior Center 9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872. 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, December 8, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site 2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220 Wheaton, MD 20902.

Fire and Emergency Services Commission

Boards, Committees and Commissions Monthly Commission meetings as required in Chapter 21 of the County Code to discuss and perform appropriate actions in reference to the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. Contact Email: George.Giebel@MontgomeryCountyMd.gov. Contact Name: George Giebel. Contact Phone: 240-777-2408. Boards: Fire and Emergency Services Commission. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 100 Edison Park Drive 1st floor Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878.

Wheaton Woods Green Streets and RainScapes Public Meeting

Watershed Restoration Join Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection  (DEP) to learn about and discuss the proposed Green Streets and RainScapes Neighborhood projects in Wheaton Woods.  The Green Streets project is in the design phase and RainScapes Rewards incentives are available to homeowners. The meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss and view project locations and next steps. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Parkland Middle School 4610 West Frankford Dr. Rockville, MD 20853. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

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. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Council Office Building 100 Maryland Ave. 5th fl. front conf. rm. Rockville, MD 20850.

2016 International Trade Forum

Business Portal Events Montgomery Community Media in partnership with the Maryland/DC District Export Council, the US Commercial Service, the Maryland Department of Commerce, and the Small Business Administration present a three-hour program on the challenges and opportunities facing companies going global.   The program will feature 3 panels covering key aspects of international trade, including trade finance and local resources that facilitate trade. Speakers include government executives as well as CEOs who have successfully taken their companies international. Category: Business. Age: Adult. Cost: $25. Friday, December 9, 2016, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Montgomery Community Media | Montgomery Community Television 7548 Standish Pl Derwood, MD 20855. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Holiday Yard Sale and Gift Wrap

REC-events Pick up a holiday gift at our affordable yard sale and gift wrap. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Phone: 240-777-6975. Cost: Donations of items for sale and wrapping paper are appreciated. Friday, December 9, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Long Branch Senior Center 8700 Piney Branch Road Silver Spring, MD 20901. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Soul Line Dance Party

REC-events Come socialize, dance, and learn the newest dances every 2nd of the month. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: East County. Silver Spring. Contact Phone: 240-777-0944. Cost: $5 at the door. Friday, December 9, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. White Oak Senior Center 1700 April Lane Silver Spring MD 20904. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Magical Holiday

REC-events This is a family event, all are welcome. Come join Santa`s helpers for an evening of magic, crafts and caroling featuring The High Energy Magic of "Speed" group and a special musical performance by some of our local middle school students.  Refreshments will be served. Register on-line at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under activity#28638. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Age: Kids. Teens. Adult. Seniors. Family. Area: Upcounty. Contact Phone: 240-777-8077. Cost: Free/Gratis. Friday, December 9, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Upper County Community Recreation Center 8201 Emory Grove Road Gaithersburg, MD 20877. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Gita Jayanti

Days of Commemoration Celebrates birthday of Bhagvad Gita, the sacred text of the Hindus. Category: Holidays. Saturday, December 10, 2016. Montgomery County, MD.

Recycling Volunteer Orientation

Recycling Volunteer Program To register, contact Michelle DeVillo at 240-777-6484 or email michelle.devillo@montgomerycountymd.gov. Category: Environmental Protection. Recycling. Volunteers. Age: Teens. Adult. Seniors. Family. Contact Name: Michelle DeVillo. Contact Phone: 240-777-6484. Contact Email: michelle.devillo@montgomerycountymd.gov. Cost: N/A. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. 101 Monroe Street, 6th Floor Rockville, MD 20850. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Enrollment for Health Insurance (Obama Care)

Health Care Reform In person assistance to enroll in health insurance coverage.  Go to www.montgomeryhealthconnection.org to find out what documents are needed to enroll. Open enrollment is November 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017.  In order to have coverage that begins January 1, 2017, enrollment must be completed by December 15, 2016. Category: Health. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Name: Montgomery Health Connection. Contact Phone: 240-777-1815. Contact Email: healthcarereform@montgomerycountymd.gov. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. UpCounty Regional Services Center 12900 Middlebrook Road Germantown, MD. For more info visit montgomeryhealthconnection.org.

Enrollment for Health Insurance (Obama Care)

Health Care Reform In person assistance to enroll in health insurance coverage.  Go to www.montgomeryhealthconnection.org to find out what documents are needed to enroll. Open enrollment is November 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017.  In order to have coverage that begins January 1, 2017, enrollment must be completed by December 15, 2016. Category: Health. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Name: Montgomery Health Connection. Contact Phone: 240-777-1815. Contact Email: healthcarereform@montgomerycountymd.gov. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Silver Spring DHHS Center 8818 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, MD. For more info visit montgomeryhealthconnection.org.

Winter Wonderland

REC-events For all ages, join us for a fun filled afternoon of holiday Games, Puppet show and Fun. We are accepting toy donations for The National Center for Children and Families. Register in ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under activity #28454 Free/Gratis. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Contact Phone: 240-777-6820. Cost: Free/Gratis. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Mid County Community Recreation Center 2004 Queensguard Road Silver Spring, MD 20906. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Groundbreaking for the Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center Renovation

slider , Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett Montgomery County Council Department of General Services Director David Dise and Department of Recreation Director Gabriel Albornoz, Cordially invite you to attend the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the, Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center, Saturday, December 10, 2016 12:30 p.m. 14715 Good Hope Road Silver Spring, MD 20905, Accommodations for disabilities including sign language interpreter services will be made upon request. If you need any services or aids to participate in this event, please call the ADA Compliance Manager at 240-777-6197 (voice) or 240-777-6196 (TTY), or email adacompliance@montgomerycountymd.gov with as much advance notice as possible, but no less than three business days before the event. Last minute requests will be accepted but, may not be possible to fulfill. Category: County Executive. Government. Media/Press. Parks & Recreation. Age: Kids. Teens. Seniors. Family. Area: East County. Contact Name: Judy Stiles. Contact Phone: 240-777-6536. Contact Email: judy.stiles@montgomerycountymd.gov. Cost: FREE. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. 14715 Good Hope Road Silver Spring, Maryland 20905. For more info visit www.scribd.com.

Fashion Show

REC-events Dinner after the show, for ages 6 and up. Free/Gratis. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Age: Teens. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. Contact Phone: 240-777-8075. Cost: Free/Gratis. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Scotland Neighborhood Recreation Center 7700 Scotland Drive Potomac Maryland 20854. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Asian Indians for Community Service, Inc. Outreach and Education Event for ACA Enrollment

Health Care Reform Outreach and education event about enrollment in the Affordable Care Act. OPEN ENROLLMENT BEGINS NOVEMBER 1. Find more locations and hours at www.montgomeryhealthconnection.org. Category: Health. Contact Name: Montgomery Health Connection. Contact Phone: 240-777-1815. Contact Email: healthcarereform@montgomerycountymd.gov. Sunday, December 11, 2016, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Guru Nanak Foundation of America 12917 Old Columbia Pike Silver Spring, MD. For more info visit montgomeryhealthconnection.org.

Enrollment for Health Insurance (Obama Care)

Health Care Reform In person assistance to enroll in health insurance coverage.  Go to www.montgomeryhealthconnection.org to find out what documents are needed to enroll. Open enrollment is November 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017.  In order to have coverage that begins January 1, 2017, enrollment must be completed by December 15, 2016. Category: Health. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Name: Mary Anderson. Contact Phone: 2407776534. Contact Email: mary.anderson@montgomerycountymd.gov. Sunday, December 11, 2016, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Silver Spring DHHS Center 8818 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, MD. For more info visit montgomeryhealthconnection.org.

Help Africa Outreach and Education Event for ACA Enrollment

Health Care Reform Outreach and education about the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care). Open enrollment is November 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017. More information and locations at http://montgomeryhealthconnection.org. Category: Health. Contact Name: Montgomery Health Connection. Contact Phone: 240-777-1815. Contact Email: healthcarereform@montgomerycountymd.gov. Sunday, December 11, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. International House of Prayers Ministry 15930 Good Hope Road Silver Spring, MD. For more info visit montgomeryhealthconnection.org.

Ethiopian Community Center Outreach and Education Event for ACA Enrollment

Health Care Reform Outreach and education about the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care). Enrollment is November 1, 2016-January 31, 2017. More information and locations at www.montgomeryhealthconnection.org. Category: Health. Contact Name: Montgomery Health Connection. Contact Phone: 240-777-1815. Contact Email: healthcarereform@montgomerycountymd.gov. Sunday, December 11, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. DSK Mariam Orthodox Church 1350 Buchanan Street, NW Washington, DC. For more info visit montgomeryhealthconnection.org.

Asian Indians for Community Service, Inc. Outreach and Education Event for ACA Enrollment

Health Care Reform Outreach and education event about enrollment in the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care). Open enrollment is November 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017.  For coverage that begins January 1, 2017, individuals must be enrolled by December 15, 2016. More information and locations at http://montgomeryhealthconnection.org. Category: Health. Contact Name: Montgomery Health Connection. Contact Phone: 240-777-1815. Contact Email: healthcarereform@montgomerycountymd.gov. Sunday, December 11, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Islamic Center of Maryland 19411 Woodfield Road Gaithersburg, MD. For more info visit montgomeryhealthconnection.org.

Committee on Hate Violence Meeting

Events Committee on Hate Violence starting May 11th and every second Wednesday. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: James Stowe. Contact Email: james.stowe@montgomerycountymd.gov. Sunday, December 11, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Commission on Aging, Communications and Community Outreach

Boards, Committees and Commissions Boards: Commission on Aging. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Monday, December 12, 2016, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM. 7300 Calhoun Place Conference Room 6C Rockville, MD 20850.

HHS/GO

Council and Committee Meetings Joint Government Operations and Fiscal Policy 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, December 12, 2016, 9:30 AM. 7th floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

JCA Ride Smart: Free public transit travel training for ages 50+

Seniors This is a two-day event: Go where life takes you! In this two-day workshop, you will learn: (1) How to travel to destinations of your choice (2) How to read Ride On & Metro bus schedules (3) How to read the Metro system map and understand fare schedules (4) How to save money by using a SmarTrip or Senior SmarTripFarecard. Don't have a SmarTripcard? You will receive one FREE as part of the training! Day 1: Classroom training 10a.m. to 2p.m. Lunch Provided FREE! Day 2: Group Bus Ride & Metrorail Ride 10a.m. to 1p.m. Get familiar with transit options during FREE hands-on practice with fellow riders age 50+. Registration Required.  No Walk-ins - Sign Up Today! To reserve your seat, or for more information, call the number above or email. Category: Seniors. Age: Seniors. Contact Name: JCA. Contact Phone: 301.738.3252. Contact Email: ConnectARide@AccessJCA.org. Cost: Free. Monday, December 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. JCA 12320 Parklawn Drive Rockville, MD 20852.

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. Monday, December 12, 2016, 11:00 AM. 3rd floor Conference Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

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, December 12, 2016, 11:00 AM. 7th Floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

Ethiopian Community Center Outreach and Education Event for ACA Enrollment

Health Care Reform Outreach and education about the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care). Enrollment is November 1, 2016-January 31, 2017. More information and locations at www.montgomeryhealthconnection.org. Category: Health. Contact Name: Montgomery Health Connection. Contact Phone: 240-777-1815. Contact Email: healthcarereform@montgomerycountymd.gov. Monday, December 12, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. DSK Mariam Orthodox Church 1350 Buchanan Street, NW Washington, DC. For more info visit montgomeryhealthconnection.org.

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, December 12, 2016, 2:00 PM. 7th Floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

Commission on People with Disabilities, Developmental Disability Advisory Committee

Boards, Committees and Commissions Discuss issues pertaining to people with developmental disabilities. Please view link below for full agenda. 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, December 12, 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.

Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board Mtg.

Boards, Committees and Commissions Boards: Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Area: Upcounty. Age: Adult. Monday, December 12, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. URSC, Room A 12900 Middlebrook Road Germantown, MD 20874.

Office of Human Rights and Community Partnership's sponsored Town Hall meeting

MCPD Events Category: Community Events. Public Safety. Age: Adult. Area: Silver Spring. Monday, December 12, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Silver Spring Civic Building 1 Veterans Place Silver Spring, MD 20910. For more info visit montgomerycountymd.gov.

Friendship Heights Transportation Management District Advisory Committee

Transit Services Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. County Executive. 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, December 13, 2016, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Wisconsin Place Community Center 2nd Floor Conference Rm 5311 Friendship Blvd Chevy Chase MD 20815. For more info visit montgomerycountymd.gov.

Commission on Aging, Aging in Place Community

Boards, Committees and Commissions Boards: Commission on Aging. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 7300 Calhoun Place Conference Room, 6C Rockville, MD 20850.

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, December 13, 2016, 9:30 AM. Third Floor Hearing Room 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

Pickleball - Adaptive Sports Court

REC-events Every Tuesday participants of all ages are welcome to play. Purchase a Gym Rat pass for $30 a year in order to participate in all “Open Gym” activities in County Recreation facilities. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. Contact Phone: 240-777-6960. Cost: Purchase a Gym Rat pass for $30 a year. Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Potomac Community Recreation Center 11315 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

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, December 13, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 101 Monroe Street, 2nd Fl Conf Room.

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, December 13, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site 2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220 Wheaton, MD 20902.

Joints: Repairs and Replacements

Seniors Learn about the risks and benefits of various treatment options for joint tears and fractures, including joint replacement. Panelists include: 1. Ricardo Cook, MD, Orthopedics. 2. Christopher Farrell, MD Orthopedics 3. Douglas Murphy, MD, Orthopedics  4. Gabriel Petruccelli, MD, Orthopedics To register, visit HolyCrossHealth.org/AskTheDoctors or call 301-754-8800. Category: Seniors. Age: Seniors. Contact Phone: 301.754.8800. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Holy Cross Germantown Hospital 19801 Observation Drive, Germantown Md.

Repairs and Replacements

Seniors Learn about the risks and benefits of various treatment options for joint tears and fractures, including joint replacement. Panelists include: Ricardo Cook, MD, Orthopedics. Christopher Farrell, MD, Orthopedics. Douglas Murphy, MD Orthopedics. Gabriel Petruccelli, MD, Orthopedics. To register, visit HolyCrossHealth.org/AskTheDoctors or call 301-754-8800. Category: Seniors. Age: Seniors. Contact Name: Holy Cross. Contact Phone: 301-754-8800. Cost: free. Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. 19801 Observation Drive Germantown, Md.

Dickerson Area Facilities Implementation Group

Boards, Committees and Commissions Contact Email: Godfrey.ampadu@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Godfrey Ampadu. Contact Phone: 2407776495. Boards: Dickerson Area Facilities Implementation Group. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Gothic Barn 20900 Martinsburg Road Dickerson Md 20842.

Charter Review Commission

Boards, Committees and Commissions Contact Email: charterreview.commission@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Josh Hamlin. Contact Phone: 240-777-7900. Boards: Charter Review Commission. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM. COB 100 Maryland Ave. 5th Floor Rockville, MD 20850. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Webinar: Annual Recycling Report filing for multi-family properties

Multi-Family Recycling Program Register for this webinar Are you ready to file the Annual Recycling Report for your multi-family property? Join our one hour-long webinar. During this session, we will: Review general report requirements , Show you how to easily file your recycling report on-line , Outline the required information you will need to file your report Can't attend on this date? The webinar will be repeated on January 10, 2017, at 11 a.m. Category: Educational Class. Environmental Protection. Recycling. Contact Name: David Frank. Contact Phone: 240-777-6446. Contact Email: David.Frank@montgomerycountymd.gov. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Online. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Ecowise drop-off - for registered businesses and organizations

Ecowise Enter the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station via the  Shady Grove Road entrance. The ECOWISE program provides Montgomery County businesses, or Small Quantity Generators, who generate less than 220 pounds (or 100 kg) of hazardous waste an inexpensive and convenient way of disposing of their hazardous material. Businesses and organizations must be registered with Ecowise before dropping off materials. See Ecowise details. Category: Environmental Protection. Area: Rockville. Cost: See fee schedule at http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/sws/ecowise/. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station 16101 Frederick Rd Derwood MD 20855. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Asian Indians for Community Service, Inc. Outreach and Education Event for ACA Enrollment

Health Care Reform Outreach and education event about enrollment in the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care). Open enrollment is November 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017.  For coverage that begins January 1, 2017, individuals must be enrolled by December 15, 2016. More information and locations at http://montgomeryhealthconnection.org. Category: Health. Contact Name: Montgomery Health Connection. Contact Phone: 240-777-1815. Contact Email: healthcarereform@montgomerycountymd.gov. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Muslim Foundation of Maryland 811 Russell Avenue Gaithersburg, MD. For more info visit montgomeryhealthconnection.org.

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, December 14, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM. Ana G. Mendez University System 11006 Veirs Mill Road Wheaton, MD 20902.

Commission on People with Disabilities 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, December 14, 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, December 14, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site 2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220 Wheaton, MD 20902.

Santa's Workshop

REC-events Come and join us in this winter wonderland secret shoppe for children to buy their parents a gift, arts and craft vendors for that special gift you want to find, as gingerbread and hot chocolate permeates the air, sing with us and grab a hold of some of that holiday spirit as visitors arrive from the North Pole. Wishes and magical memories are being made this night. We have volunteer opportunities available for elves 15 & up. Please bring donations of a hat, mittens or 2 cans of food for families in need. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Age: Kids. Teens. Adult. Seniors. Family. Area: Upcounty. Contact Phone: 240-777-6930. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Damascus Community Recreation Center 25520 Oak Drive Damascus , Maryland. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Commission on Children and Youth

Boards, Committees and Commissions The Commission on Children and Youth meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month (excluding July and August). The Youth Commissioners meet for a Youth Leadership Committee on the 2nd Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.Please note that the April 2017 meeting has been moved to April 19, 2017 to accommodate MCPS spring break holiday. All Commission meetings are held in the lobby level conference rooms located at 401 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD 20850. Parking is available in the visitor spaces for the Hungerford Office Building. 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. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Early Childhood Training Center 1401 Rockville Pike, Lobby Level Training Rooms Rockville, MD 20852.

Library Board Meeting

Boards, Committees and Commissions Montgomery County Public Library Board Meeting. Contact Email: Regina.Holyfield-Jewett@montgomnerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Regina Holyfield-Jewett. Contact Phone: 240-7770106. Boards: Library Board. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. East County. MidCounty. Rockville. Upcounty. Age: Adult. Seniors. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 21 Maryland Avenue, Suite 310 Rockville, Maryland 20850. For more info visit montgomerycountymd.gov.

Ethics Commission

Boards, Committees and Commissions Montgomery County Ethics Commission Monthly Public Meeting. Contact Email: robert.cobb@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Robert Cobb. Contact Phone: 240-777-6674. Boards: Ethics Commission. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM. Council Office Building 100 Maryland Avenue Room 114 Rockville, MD 20850. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Board of License Commissioner Hearing

Boards, Committees and Commissions Contact Name: Debra Rosenberg. Contact Phone: 240 777-1997. Boards: Board of License Commissioners. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Thursday, December 15, 2016. COB Auditorium 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850.

Committee for Montgomery Annual Legislative Breakfast

Business Portal Events Three Distinct Jurisdictions: Can We Be One Maryland? A Regional Conversation with Leaders from Baltimore, Howard and Montgomery. Category: Business. Community Events. Contact Name: Barbara Henry. Contact Phone: 301.960.5263. Contact Email: bhenry@committeeformontgomery.org. Cost: Varies. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM. Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda. For more info visit www.committeeformontgomery.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. Age: Kids. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Office of Human Rights Conference Room and Mediation Center 21 Maryland Avenue, Suite 330 Rockville, MD 20850.

Drop In Bridge

REC-events Come drop in every Thursday and play with us. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Age: Adult. Seniors. Contact Phone: 240-777-8090. Cost: Free/Gratis. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. East County Community Recreation Center 3310 Gateshead Manor Way Silver Spring, MD 20904. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Holiday Party

REC-events Come and join the Damascus staff as we celebrate the holiday season and the New Year. We will have light refreshments and a toast to the New Year. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: Upcounty. Contact Phone: 240-777-6995. Cost: Free/Gratis. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Damascus Senior Center 9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

CANCELED - Commission on Health

Boards, Committees and Commissions Contact Email: doreen.kelly@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Doreen Kelly. Contact Phone: 240-777-4422. Boards: Commission on Health. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

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, December 15, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site 2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220 Wheaton, MD 20902.

Office of Human Rights Holiday Gathering

Events Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: James Stowe. Contact Email: james.stowe@montgomerycountymd.gov. Friday, December 16, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Holiday Night Out/Concert

REC-events A night of music and holiday cheer. Get your picture taken with Santa for $5 per person. Concert is Free/Gratis. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Age: Family. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Phone: 240-777-6965. Cost: Free/Gratis. Friday, December 16, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Long Branch Community Recreation Center 8700 Piney Branch Road Silver Spring, MD 20901. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Enrollment for Health Insurance (Obama Care)

Health Care Reform In person assistance to enroll in health insurance coverage.  Go to www.montgomeryhealthconnection.org to find out what documents are needed to enroll. Open enrollment is November 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017.  In order to have coverage that begins January 1, 2017, enrollment must be completed by December 15, 2016. Category: Health. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Name: Montgomery Health Connection. Contact Phone: 240-777-1815. Contact Email: healthcarereform@montgomerycountymd.gov. Saturday, December 17, 2016, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Silver Spring DHHS Center 8818 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, MD. For more info visit montgomeryhealthconnection.org.

Ethiopian Community Center Outreach and Education Event for ACA Enrollment

Health Care Reform Outreach and education event about enrollment in the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care). Open enrollment is November 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017.  For coverage that begins January 1, 2017, individuals must be enrolled by December 15, 2016. More information and locations at http://montgomeryhealthconnection.org. Category: Health. Contact Name: Montgomery Health Connection. Contact Phone: 240-777-1815. Contact Email: healthcarereform@montgomerycountymd.gov. Saturday, December 17, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Medhanyalem Evangelical Church 3799 East West Highway Hyattsville, MD. For more info visit montgomeryhealthconnection.org.

Enrollment for Health Insurance (Obama Care)

Health Care Reform In person assistance to enroll in health insurance coverage.  Go to www.montgomeryhealthconnection.org to find out what documents are needed to enroll. Open enrollment is November 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017.  In order to have coverage that begins January 1, 2017, enrollment must be completed by December 15, 2016. Category: Health. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Name: Montgomery Health Connection. Contact Phone: 240-777-1815. Contact Email: healthcarereform@montgomerycountymd.gov. Sunday, December 18, 2016, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Silver Spring DHHS Center 8818 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, MD. For more info visit montgomeryhealthconnection.org.

An Afternoon with Santa and Miss Maryland

REC-events Enjoy a kid friendly spaghetti lunch; arts and crafts; cookie decorating; pictures with Santa and Miss Maryland (bring your own camera); ages 11 and younger. Register in ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under activity #28371. This activity is sponsored by the Praisner Advisory Committee. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Phone: 240-777-4970. Cost: $5 (cash only). Sunday, December 18, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center 4906 Old Columbia Pike Burtonsville, MD 20866. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Asian Indians for Community Service Affordable Care Outreach and Education

Health Care Reform Category: Health. Contact Name: Montgomery Health Connection. Contact Phone: 240-777-1815. Contact Email: healthcarereform@montgomerycountymd.gov. Sunday, December 18, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Guru Gobind Singh Foundation 13814 Travilah Road Gaithersburg,MD.

Human Rights Commission Annual Retreat

Events Category: Council and Committee Meetings. Contact Name: James Stowe. Contact Email: james.stowe@montgomerycountymd.gov. Monday, December 19, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Honor 2016 Team USA Summer Olympians

slider Join Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett in celebrating Montgomery County’s 2016 team usa Olympians Katie Ledecky , Jack Conger , Ashley Nee , Helen Maroulis. Category: Community Events. County Executive. Age: Adult. Area: Silver Spring. Monday, December 19, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Silver Spring Civic Building 1 Veterans Place Silver Spring, MD 20910. For more info visit www.scribd.com.

Pickleball - Adaptive Sports Court

REC-events Every Tuesday participants of all ages are welcome to play. Purchase a Gym Rat pass for $30 a year in order to participate in all “Open Gym” activities in County Recreation facilities. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. Contact Phone: 240-777-6960. Cost: Purchase a Gym Rat pass for $30 a year. Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Potomac Community Recreation Center 11315 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Holiday Party with Dick Kaufmann

REC-events Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Phone: 240-777-8085. Cost: We accept a donation for lunch. Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center 1000 Forest Glen Road Silver Spring, MD 20901. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Live Discussion with County Executive Ike Leggett

Executive Events Welcome to the Live Discussion with County Executive Isiah Leggett. This online interactive forum allows residents in Montgomery County to send questions directly to County Executive Isiah Leggett. You may submit questions anytime, and questions will be answered during the scheduled discussion time. Category: Community Events. County Executive. Media/Press. Age: Adult. Seniors. Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Online. For more info visit www2.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Commission on Veterans Affairs

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, December 20, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Health & Human Services Building, 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, December 20, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site 2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220 Wheaton, MD 20902.

Yaldaa

Days of Commemoration This ceremony on the eve of the winter solstice is traced to the myth of the combat between the forces of light against the forces of darkness. From this day onward, the good forces of light triumph as the days grow longer. Also considered to be the re-birth of the Sun, the celebration involves telling fairy tales and stories, recitation of poetry, the serving of traditional fare including nuts, and the lighting of a bonfire (if permitted). Category: Holidays. Wednesday, December 21, 2016. Montgomery County, MD.

Jingle Bell Breakfast

REC-events Enjoy holiday music and a delicious continental breakfast of eggs, sausage, bagels and muffins, spreads, juice, coffee and tea. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Seniors. Age: Seniors. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Phone: 240-777-6975. Cost: Free/Gratis. Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM. Long Branch Senior Center 8700 Piney Branch Road Silver Spring, MD 20901. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

MC311 Annual Review

CountyStat CountyStat meetings are open to the public. If you are interested in attending this meeting please click the RSVP button at least two days before the meeting date and provide your information. Seating is limited, therefore attendance is not guaranteed. CountyStat welcomes the valued feedback of Montgomery County residents and the public. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about this meeting topic, e-mail us at the address shown above or use the comment field in the RSVP response form. Category: Government. Contact Name: CountyStat. Contact Email: countystat@montgomerycountymd.gov. Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. 255 Rockville Pike, Ste L-10, Rockville, MD 20850.

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, December 21, 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, December 21, 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.

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, December 21, 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-FULL Commission

Boards, Committees and Commissions The Commission on Child Care (Full Commission) meets every 3rd Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The FULL Commission does not meet in December or August. All CCC meetings are held at the Early Childhood Training Center located at 1401 Rockville Pike, Lobby Level, Rockville, MD 20852. Parking is available on the G-1 and G-2 level of the garage. The entrance to the garage can be located in the rear of the building. 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, December 21, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Early Childhood Training Center 1401 Rockville Pike, Lobby Level Rockville, MD 20852.

Commission on Aging, Executive

Boards, Committees and Commissions Boards: Commission on Aging. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Thursday, December 22, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Spice Xing Restaurant 100-B Gibbs Street Rockville, MD 20850.

Commission on Aging

Boards, Committees and Commissions Boards: Commission on Aging. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Thursday, December 22, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Spice Xing Restaurant 100- B Gibbs Street Rockville, MD 20850.

Drop In Bridge

REC-events Come drop in every Thursday and play with us. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Age: Adult. Seniors. Contact Phone: 240-777-8090. Cost: Free/Gratis. Thursday, December 22, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. East County Community Recreation Center 3310 Gateshead Manor Way Silver Spring, MD 20904. 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, December 22, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site 2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220 Wheaton, MD 20902.

Christmas Day

County Holidays Christmas is a Christian holiday held on December 25 which celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Eastern Orthodox Churches, which use the Julian Calendar to determine feast days, celebrate on January 7 by the Gregorian Calendar. The name originates from the Old English Christes Mæsse, or Christ's Mass, and the present spelling for Christmas is thought to have come into use around the 16th century. Christmas is celebrated throughout the world and is marked by different festivities including decorating fir trees, singing carols, and attending church services. Some churches practice their most elaborate festivals on January 6 (Epiphany), and in parts of the United States, this date has been observed as "Old Christmas" or "Little Christmas." Montgomery County government will observe this holiday. Category: Holidays. Sunday, December 25, 2016. Montgomery County, MD.

Hannukah (Chanukah)

Days of Commemoration Hanukkah (Chanukah) is celebrated by Jewish people around the world to commemorate their victory in the Maccabean War of 162 B.C.E. After the war, the Temple was cleansed and rededicated and the Menorah (perpetual lamp) was relit. Hanukkah means "dedication" in Hebrew. The celebration of Hanukkah is also known as the "Feast of Lights" because one of the stories told is that the oil for the lamps was sufficient only for one day but burned miraculously for eight days. Today, Jewish families celebrate Hanukkah by lighting a special Menorah with eight candles plus a ninth shammash candle (server used to light the others). The dates of the Holiday usually fall in November or December, starting on the 25th day of Kislev in the Hebrew calendar each year. Begins at sundown December 24, 2016. Category: Holidays. Sunday, December 25, 2016 – Sunday, January 1, 2017. Montgomery County, MD.

CLOSED: Recycling/Trash drop-offs at Transfer Station

Holiday Collection Slides - Recycling/Trash Collections The Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station and the Recycling Center are closed today, December 25, 2016, for Christmas Day. = = = Visit http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/sws/holidays/ to - sign up for email or text holiday reminders and recycling/trash collection service changes - see holiday service details We welcome your feedback on these holiday reminders. Please send your comments and suggestions to susanne.wiggins@montgomerycountymd.gov. Category: Environmental Protection. Holidays. Recycling. Sunday, December 25, 2016. 16101 Frederick Rd Derwood, MD 20855. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Kwanzaa

Days of Commemoration Kwanzaa (or Kwaanza) meaning “first fruits” in Swahili, is a week-long secular holiday honoring African American heritage, observed from December 26 to January 1 each year, by African Americans in the United States of America. Kwanzaa consists of seven days of celebration, featuring activities such as candle-lighting, singing, and culminating in a thanksgiving feast and gift-giving. It was founded by Ron "Maulana" Karenga, and first celebrated from December 26, 1966, to January 1, 1967. Karenga calls Kwanzaa the African American branch of "first fruits" celebrations of classical African cultures. Category: Holidays. Monday, December 26, 2016 – Sunday, January 1, 2017. Montgomery County, MD.

Normal recycling/trash pickup schedule today

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. Monday, December 26, 2016. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Christmas Holiday Week Closings

REC-events December 26-31:   All Community Recreation Centers, Senior Centers are closed. No rentals or bookings. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Monday, December 26, 2016. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Human Rights Commission Meeting

Events Category: Environmental Protection. Contact Name: James Stowe. Contact Email: james.stowe@montgomerycountymd.gov. Monday, December 26, 2016, 7:00 PM.

Normal recycling/trash pickup schedule today

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. Tuesday, December 27, 2016. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

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, December 27, 2016. Asian-American Homeownership Counseling 12320 Parklawn Drive, #239 Rockville, MD 20852. For more info visit www.aa-hc.org.

Christmas Holiday Week Closings

REC-events December 26-31:   All Community Recreation Centers, Senior Centers are closed. No rentals or bookings. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Tuesday, December 27, 2016. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Rustic Roads Advisory Committee

Boards, Committees and Commissions The Rustic Roads Program is overseen by the Rustic Roads Advisory Committee (RRAC) and three agencies. The RRAC is comprised of seven citizen members who are appointed by the County Executive; they review and advise the County Executive, County Council, Planning Board, Department of Transportation, Department of Permitting Services and other county agencies on matters concerning rustic roads. Members review and comment upon roadway classifications, policies, regulations, and promote public awareness of the Rustic Roads Program. Contact Email: michael.knapp@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Michael P KNAPP. Contact Phone: 240-777-6335. Boards: Rustic Roads Advisory Committee. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Area: Rockville. Age: Kids. Teens. Adult. Seniors. Family. Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. County Executive Office Building, 9th floor, Large Conference Room. For more info visit www.montgomeryplanning.org.

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, December 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site 2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220 Wheaton, MD 20902.

Normal recycling/trash pickup schedule today

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. Wednesday, December 28, 2016. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Christmas Holiday Week Closings

REC-events December 26-31:   All Community Recreation Centers, Senior Centers are closed. No rentals or bookings. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Wednesday, December 28, 2016. 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, December 28, 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, December 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site 2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220 Wheaton, MD 20902.

Normal recycling/trash pickup schedule today

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. Thursday, December 29, 2016. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Christmas Holiday Week Closings

REC-events December 26-31:   All Community Recreation Centers, Senior Centers are closed. No rentals or bookings. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Thursday, December 29, 2016. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Drop In Bridge

REC-events Come drop in every Thursday and play with us. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Age: Adult. Seniors. Contact Phone: 240-777-8090. Cost: Free/Gratis. Thursday, December 29, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. East County Community Recreation Center 3310 Gateshead Manor Way Silver Spring, MD 20904. 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, December 29, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site 2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220 Wheaton, MD 20902.

Normal recycling/trash pickup schedule today

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. Friday, December 30, 2016. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Christmas Holiday Week Closings

REC-events December 26-31:   All Community Recreation Centers, Senior Centers are closed. No rentals or bookings. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Friday, December 30, 2016. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Christmas Holiday Week Closings

REC-events December 26-31:   All Community Recreation Centers, Senior Centers are closed. No rentals or bookings. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Saturday, December 31, 2016. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Help Africa Outreach and Education Event for ACA Enrollment

Health Care Reform Outreach and education about the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care). Open enrollment is November 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017. More information and locations at http://montgomeryhealthconnection.org. Category: Health. Contact Name: Montgomery Health Connection. Contact Phone: 240-777-1815. Contact Email: healthcarereform@montgomerycountymd.gov. Saturday, December 31, 2016, 10:00 PM – Sunday, January 1, 2017, 2:00 AM. EWE Church of America 1700 Spencerville Road Silver Spring, MD. For more info visit montgomeryhealthconnection.org.

Annual Recycling Report filing begins for Large, Medium, and selected Small Businesses, and Commercial Property Owners

Business Recycling Program Annual Recycling Report filing begins for - large businesses (250+ employees), - 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 at http://www6.montgomerycountymd.gov/content/dep/swsrecyc.asp. Category: Environmental Protection. Recycling. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. East County. MidCounty. Silver Spring. Upcounty. Sunday, January 1, 2017. For more info visit www6.montgomerycountymd.gov.

CLOSED: Recycling/Trash drop-offs at Transfer Station

Holiday Collection Slides - Recycling/Trash Collections The Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station and the Recycling Center are closed today, January 1, 2017, for New Year's Day. = = = Visit http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/sws/holidays/ to - sign up for email or text holiday reminders and recycling/trash collection service changes - see holiday service details We welcome your feedback on these holiday reminders. Please send your comments and suggestions to susanne.wiggins@montgomerycountymd.gov. Category: Environmental Protection. Holidays. Recycling. Sunday, January 1, 2017. 16101 Frederick Rd Derwood, MD 20855. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Annual Recycling Report filing begins for Multi-family properties

Multi-Family Recycling Program Annual Recycling Reports filing begins for multi-family property (seven or more dwelling units) - owners, - managers, or - common ownership associations. File your Report online at http://www6.montgomerycountymd.gov/content/dep/swsrecyc.asp. Category: Environmental Protection. Recycling. Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase. East County. MidCounty. Silver Spring. Upcounty. Sunday, January 1, 2017. For more info visit www6.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Normal recycling/trash pickup schedule today

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. Monday, January 2, 2017. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Normal recycling/trash pickup schedule today

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. Tuesday, January 3, 2017. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

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, January 3, 2017, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM. COB 100 Maryland Ave. - Rm. 225 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, January 3, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site 2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220 Wheaton, MD 20902.

Normal recycling/trash pickup schedule today

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. Wednesday, January 4, 2017. 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, January 4, 2017, 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-COMMITTEE Meetings

Boards, Committees and Commissions The Commission on Child Care hosts committee meetings on the 1st Wednesday of the month (excluding August) from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Commission on Child Care Executive Committee meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month (excluding August) from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. All meetings are held in the Early Childhood Training Center located on the lobby level. Parking is available on the G-1 and G-2 level of the parking garage; entrance to the garage is in the rear of the building. The lobby can be accessed via the garage elevator. 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, January 4, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Early Childhood Training Center 1401 Rockville Pike, Lobby Level Rockville, MD 20852.

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, January 4, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. East County Regional Services Center 3300 Briggs Chaney Road Silver Spring, MD 20904.

Monthly Meeting

Boards, Committees and Commissions Monthly business meeting of the CCOC. Park in the garage of the building and use the elevators to go to 4th floor. Minutes of past meetings are online at CCOC website. Contact Email: ccoc@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Peter Drymalski. Contact Phone: 311. Boards: Commission on Common Ownership Communities. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 1401 Rockville Pike, 4th Floor Rockville, Maryland 20852.

Normal recycling/trash pickup schedule today

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. Thursday, January 5, 2017. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Drop In Bridge

REC-events Come drop in every Thursday and play with us. Category: Community Events. Parks & Recreation. Age: Adult. Seniors. Contact Phone: 240-777-8090. Cost: Free/Gratis. Thursday, January 5, 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. East County Community Recreation Center 3310 Gateshead Manor Way Silver Spring, MD 20904. 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, January 5, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site 2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220 Wheaton, MD 20902.

Mental Health Advisory Committee

Boards, Committees and Commissions Mental health Advisory Committee meets the 1st Thursday of every month except December and August. Contact Email: diane.lininger@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Name: Diane Lininger. Contact Phone: 240-777-3317. Boards: Mental Health Advisory Committee. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Age: Adult. Thursday, January 5, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 7300 Calhoun Place - Suite 600 Rockville, MD 20855.

Normal recycling/trash pickup schedule today

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. Friday, January 6, 2017. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Enrollment for Health Insurance (Obama Care)

Health Care Reform In person assistance to enroll in health insurance coverage.  Go to www.montgomeryhealthconnection.org to find out what documents are needed to enroll. Open enrollment is November 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017.  In order to have coverage that begins January 1, 2017, enrollment must be completed by December 15, 2016. Category: Health. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Name: Montgomery Health Connection. Contact Phone: 240-777-1815. Contact Email: healthcarereform@montgomerycountymd.gov. Saturday, January 7, 2017, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Silver Spring DHHS Center 8818 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, MD. For more info visit montgomeryhealthconnection.org.

Enrollment for Health Insurance (Obama Care)

Health Care Reform In person assistance to enroll in health insurance coverage.  Go to www.montgomeryhealthconnection.org to find out what documents are needed to enroll. Open enrollment is November 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017.  In order to have coverage that begins January 1, 2017, enrollment must be completed by December 15, 2016. Category: Health. Area: Silver Spring. Contact Name: Montgomery Health Connection. Contact Phone: 240-777-1815. Contact Email: healthcarereform@montgomerycountymd.gov. Saturday, January 7, 2017, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. UpCounty Regional Services Center 12900 Middlebrook Road Germantown, MD. For more info visit montgomeryhealthconnection.org.

Asian Indians for Community Service, Inc. Outreach and Education Event for ACA Enrollment

Health Care Reform Outreach and education event about enrollment in the Affordable Care Act. OPEN ENROLLMENT BEGINS NOVEMBER 1. Find more locations and hours at www.montgomeryhealthconnection.org. Category: Health. Contact Name: Montgomery Health Connection. Contact Phone: 240-777-1815. Contact Email: healthcarereform@montgomerycountymd.gov. Sunday, January 8, 2017, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Guru Nanak Foundation of America 12917 Old Columbia Pike Silver Spring, MD. For more info visit montgomeryhealthconnection.org.

Help Africa Outreach and Education Event for ACA/Gambian American Muslim Association

Health Care Reform Outreach and education event about enrollment in the Affordable Care Act. OPEN ENROLLMENT BEGINS NOVEMBER 1 AND ENDS JANUARY 31, 2017. Find more locations and hours at www.montgomeryhealthconnection.org. Category: Health. Contact Name: Montgomery Health Connection. Contact Phone: 240-777-1815. Contact Email: healthcarereform@montgomerycountymd.gov. Sunday, January 8, 2017, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Silver Spring Civic Center 1 Veterans Plaza Silver Spring, MD. For more info visit montgomeryhealthconnection.org.

Ethiopian Community Center Outreach and Education Event for ACA Enrollment

Health Care Reform Outreach and education event about enrollment in the Affordable Care Act. OPEN ENROLLMENT BEGINS NOVEMBER 1 AND ENDS JANUARY 31, 2017. Find more locations and hours at www.montgomeryhealthconnection.org. Category: Health. Contact Name: Montgomery Health Connection. Contact Phone: 240-777-1815. Contact Email: healthcarereform@montgomerycountymd.gov. Sunday, January 8, 2017, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Takoma Park Community Center 7500 Maple Avenue Takoma Park, MD. For more info visit montgomeryhealthconnection.org.

UCAB Land Use Committee Mtg.

Boards, Committees and Commissions Boards: Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. Area: Upcounty. Age: Adult. Monday, January 9, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. URSC, Room A 12900 Middlebrook Road Germantown, MD 20874.

Friendship Heights Transportation Management District Advisory Committee

Transit Services Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions. County Executive. 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, January 10, 2017, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Wisconsin Place Community Center 2nd Floor Conference Rm 5311 Friendship Blvd Chevy Chase MD 20815. For more info visit montgomerycountymd.gov.

Webinar: Annual Recycling Report filing for multi-family properties

Multi-Family Recycling Program Register for this webinar Are you ready to file the Annual Recycling Report for your multi-family property? Join our one hour-long webinar. During this session, we will: Review general report requirements , Show you how to easily file your recycling report on-line , Outline the required information you will need to file your report. Category: Educational Class. Environmental Protection. Recycling. Contact Name: David Frank. Contact Phone: 240-777-6446. Contact Email: David.Frank@montgomerycountymd.gov. Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Online. For more info visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

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, January 10, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 1401 Rockville Pike, Room 3308.

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, January 10, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site 2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220 Wheaton, MD 20902.