June 19, 2010

County News

District One Democratic Debate ˆ Mark your calendars - A debate of District One democratic candidates will take place on July 14 at 7:00 pm at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, Md. This debate is hosted by the Bethesda Civic Coalition, the Edgemoor Citizens Association, and the Downtown Bethesda Condominium Association.

The Bethesda Civic Coalition is a group of residents of Bethesda who came together to oppose development in the CBD not in compliance with the Sector Plan who have expanded their mission to include the impact of all aspects of growth in downtown Bethesda on all Montgomery County residents. The Edgemoor Citizens Association represents neighbors bordering the downtown Bethesda area and is involved in a wide variety of issues impacting neighborhood development, livability, recreation and transportation. The Downtown Bethesda Condominium Association represents 825+ condominium and town house owners in our downtown.

Clara Barton Summer Fun Center - For families with children ages 5-12: sign up now! The Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd., in Cabin John is hosting a summer of fun -weekdays, June 28th through August 6th, 9 am-4pm. There‚ll be indoor and outdoor activities for children, including arts and crafts projects (from tie-dye shirts to jewelry), pizza days (Tuesday and Thursday), and water play on Fridays. The Clara Barton Summer Fun Center is well planned and supervised by a variety of staff members. This is a fun way for kids to spend their days at different sports, music, arts, crafts, and more. The cost? Very reasonable! $240 for all six weeks. Children may come every day or whenever they wish. Remember to pack a lunch. No transportation is provided for the children, but there is a bus stop on MacArthur Blvd. near the Center for Ride-On bus, No. 32), and staff will escort children to the stop and wait with them. Questions? Call the Center at 301-229-0010. (The director of the Center, a facility of the Montgomery County Recreation Department, is Modestine Snead.) The Center‚s web site is http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rectmpl.asp?url=/content/REC/recipix/clara_cen.asp

End-of-Life Who Decides? - Planning ahead and making our wishes known can lighten the burden on our loved ones and help ensure that we can have death on our own terms. With only one in four people having an advance directive in place, critical decision making is and will be left to others at the end of life. Chevy Chase Town Hall (Lawton Recreation Center). 4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Thursday, July 8th 2010. 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm. Guest Speakers: Donna Wagner, Ph.D., President of National Owl; Councilwoman Duchy Trachtenberg, Montgomery County Council; Paul Ballard, Asst. Attorney General, State of MD Counsel, Health Decisions Policy.

Public Notices for Rockville Housing Enterprises - Public Housing Wait List will be open to receive pre-applications from 8:30am June 22 to 5:00pm June 24, 2010 for 3 and 4 Bedroom Units. For more information go to: http://www.rockvillehe.org/notice.html

Give Blood Give Life - Every two seconds someone in America needs blood, and with every unit of blood you donate, you can save as many as three lives! Mark your calendars and give blood on Wednesday, June 30 (10:00am-4:00pm) at Suburban Hospital; or on Sunday, July 11 (9:00am-1:00pm) at the Bethesda Central Farmers Market and help make a difference. The summer is an especially important time for blood banks, so please pass this info on to your friends, families, and co-workers to make these drives as successful as possible.

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