June 3, 2010

County news

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, June 4, 2010.

HeritageQuest Online - Rich resource for genealogists, including Census and U.S. military records and over 25,000 full-text family and local histories. For more information go to: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/Apps/Libraries/researchatopic/genealogy.asp

The Spirit of Silver Spring - An annual community wide celebration celebrating Silver Spring‚s unsung heroes - inspirational individuals and groups who bring their commitment and passions to making the Silver Spring community a successful place to be. To learn more about the event or to RSVP contact Noelle Haile noelle@impactsilverspring.org , Network Building Manager, at 301-495-3336.

Saturday, June 5, 2010, 2:00 PM onwards. Downtown Silver Spring. Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, MD

Gazette Talks to Next President, Dr. DeRionne Pollard - English classes at Iowa State University made Dr. DeRionne Pollard "fall in love" with college, according to a recent article in The Gazette. Dr. Pollard spoke at length with the Gazette's education reporter to share more about her background and her future presidency at Montgomery College. For more information go to: http://insidemc.montgomerycollege.edu/showStory.php?id=19755

Sustainable Commuting Workshop - Recent news articles and research indicate that work commutes are a heavy burden on businesses and employees in our region. Long commutes sap productivity and can impact a company‚s profit margin. Now is the time to implement commute-reducing programs that can reduce turnover costs, improve morale, and better position your business for the competitive future. Hear what area businesses are doing to shorten or eliminate commutes, increase productivity and improve bottom lines. Hear from local experts from the housing, telework and transportation fields.

Date: Thursday, June 10, 2010. Time: 8:30 am to 12 noon
Place: Executive Office Building. Auditorium Lobby Level, Rockville, MD
Registration: Call Commuter Services at 240-777-8384 or register online at https://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/meetingregistration/

12th Annual Paws in the Park - Paws in the Park is the annual 1K, 3K, 5K dog walk, a signature event to benefit the homeless animals under the care of the Montgomery County Humane Society.

Sunday, June 6, Noon-4 pm. Registration: 12 noon. Walk begins: 1 pm
Wheaton Regional Park, 11751 Orebaugh Ave., Wheaton, MD. Rain date: Sunday, June 13
For more information go to: http://mchumane.org/Paws10.shtml

Cabin John Watershed Study - Public information meeting for the updated Cabin John Watershed study at City Hall will be held on June 10th at 7pm. City staff and watershed consultants will present the current stream and watershed conditions that were assessed in the spring, and discuss how these compare to the 1996 study, as well as explain the next steps of evaluating potential watershed protection projects this summer. For more information go to: http://www.rockvillemd.gov/environment/watersheds/cabinjohn.html

Montgomery College to Hold Information Session for Adult Learners, June 19 - Montgomery College representatives will provide assistance with course registration, transfer credits, assessment testing and financial aid to prospective adult students at the "one stop shop" session Saturday, June 19 from 10 am-1 pm. The session will be held in Room 015 of the Campus Center Building on the Rockville Campus. For more information go to: http://insidemc.montgomerycollege.edu/showStory.php?id=19821

Community Branding -The City of Rockville wants to create a community brand to define what makes Rockville such a special place to live and work; retain and attract residents; and promote the preservation and development of local businesses and the economy. As one of the first steps in this process, the City is conducting a brief anonymous survey. Additional research and community outreach will be conducted summer 2010. To take the survey go to: http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e2wi3zeeg9d09u7r/a015vga010nv8/greeting

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