May 4, 2010

County news

Public Comment Period for Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Open Through May 21 - The City of Rockville invites residents to comment on the Fiscal Year 2011 budget. The Mayor and Council are scheduled to hold a work session and a public hearing at 7 pm tonight, May 4, at City Hall. Residents can comment on the budget during citizens forum at any regularly scheduled meeting. The public comment period on the budget is open until 5 pm, Friday, May 21. Residents may also e-mail comments to or use the eComment tool featured at to comment on specific Mayor and Council budget agenda items.

County Hosts Asian American Community Resource Fair - Learn about the richness and diversity of Montgomery County‚s Asian American community at the Asian American Community Resource Fair on Saturday, May 8. The Fair will be held from 1 to 5 pm in the Executive Office Building Cafeteria, located at 101 Monroe Street, Rockville.

United for Jobs ˆ A Regional Forum on Careers in Health ˆ June 3, 2010 - United for Jobs, part of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments' Workforce Competitiveness Initiative, is focusing on careers in health because we recognize that many of the occupations projected to grow the fastest in our economy are concentrated in the healthcare industry. The event will build on existing health-related workforce initiatives across the region and offer an avenue to identify opportunities for enhanced collaboration and capacity building.

Metro Sets May Weeknight Track Maintenance Schedule - On most weeknights in May, Metro employees will replace track fasteners, upgrade track circuits, weld new rail on the tracks, make repairs to concrete slabs underneath the rails and repair surfaces underneath the rails. For more information go to:

Bethesda Green First Thursday Happy Hour - First Thursday Happy Hour at Caddies on Cordell on Thursday, May 6 from 5 - 8 pm, 4922 Cordell Avenue, Bethesda. Join us for casual conversation and social networking in the upstairs party space.

Coffee & Conversation - Stop by and chat with Ken Hartman, Director of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center. Find out about programs and services in Montgomery County, learn more about the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board and their role in the community, or just bring your concerns for your community to discuss. Any time between 9:00 am and 12:00 noon ˆ Friday, May 7, 2010.

Rockville to Host Golden Years Event for Seniors May 20 - The City of Rockville Human Rights Commission, in partnership with the Rockville Senior Center and Neighborhood Resources Division will celebrate Older Americans Month on Thursday, May 20, 3-5 pm. The Golden Years event will take place at the Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive. "We want to promote quality of life for our seniors, as well as awareness and appreciation of their contributions to our community," said Janet Kelly, human rights and community mediation administrator with the City of Rockville.The event is free and will feature live entertainment, reflections from seniors, historic photographs and light refreshments. For more information about the event or to RSVP, contact the Senior Center at 240-314-8800.

Gaithersburg Library to Close for Major Renovation Beginning May 16 - Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) has announced that the Gaithersburg Library will close for major renovations beginning Sunday, May 16. The exterior book drop will be open through June 7. After that date, customers may take their returns to any MCPL branch. The two branches closest to Gaithersburg are Quince Orchard and Germantown. For more information go to:

Montgomery County Council Approves Gaithersburg Master Plan - The Montgomery County Council today voted unanimously to approve the „Great Seneca Science Corridor‰ Master Plan. The long-term plan˜formerly known as the Gaithersburg West Master Plan˜will allow the area near Shady Grove Road and Darnestown Road to develop into one of the nation‚s premier areas for scientific research and development. For more information go to:

Montgomery's Got Talent - On Saturday May 22nd from 12-3 pm at the great Bethesda Theatre on Wisconsin Avenue, Montgomery County will sponsor its premier senior event Montgomery's Got Talent. Over 650 Seniors with their families are expected. There are exhibitor opportunities and program advertisement opportunities for local businesses and organizations. It‚s a great event right in the heart of Bethesda. Visitors, guests, advertisers, exhibitors should contact

Dedication of College Gardens and Fallsgrove Parks, May 8 -The City of Rockville's College Gardens and Fallsgrove Parks will welcome residents with dedication ceremonies on Saturday, May 8. The Rockville Mayor and Council will be at the events, as well as other representatives from state and county government. For more information go to:

Invitation to Attend the Wisconsin Place Recreation Center Focus Group - The Wisconsin Place Community Recreation Center invites community members to attend a focus group on May 12th from 6;30-8:30 pm to discuss what classes and program interests for the Wisconsin Place Community Center. Space is limited; please call Judy Stiles at 240-777-6875 to reserve your space today.

Metro Sets May Weekend Track Maintenance Schedule - In May, there will be no train service between the East Falls Church and West Falls Church-VT/UVA Metrorail stations during the Memorial Day holiday weekend as the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project will undertake the first in a series of major construction activities that will eventually connect the new rail line to the existing Metrorail system. Additionally, Metro will replace fasteners and conduct bridge repair work on the Red Line, and replace ties and weld rail on the Orange and Green lines. For more information go to:

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