October 13, 2010

Montgomery County news blurbs

Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board Meeting ˆ The WMCCA will meet on October 18 from 7:00 ˆ 9:00 pm at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, Md. The agenda includes a presentation by Planning Director Rollin Stanley on the changing demographics of the County; park stewardship opportunities, with Brian Woodward, Chief, Southern Region, Parks Department; and a discussion with community associations on neighborhood and pedestrian safety concerns. The agenda will be posted to the web site by Friday, October 15.

Police Search for Critically Missing 16-Year-Old Bethesda Girl - http://connectedcommunities.us/showthread.php?t=39452

Montgomery County Public Libraries Encourages Teens to „Read for the Fun of It‰ During Teen Read Week - http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/News/press/PR_details.asp?PrID=6977

Auditions Announced for Montgomery County‚s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative Celebration - http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/News/press/PR_details.asp?PrID=6978

Montgomery County Humane Society and sponsors Paul's Wine and Spirits and Maggiano's invite you to the 10th annual Wines for Canines & Felines . This THURSDAY, Oct. 14, the event will be held on the top private floor of Maggiano's in DC from 6:30-9pm. Proceeds benefit the homeless animals of MCHS. Enjoy a wine tasting, full dinner buffet, silent auction, and craft beer tasting. Over 100 + wines to taste, ranging from great values to rare and esoteric wines. New and interesting wines are introduced each year for a unique experience. Ticket price at the door: $75 per person. Call Rick or James at (202) 537-1900 and make your reservation TODAY!

The Montgomery County Organizational Reform Commission has scheduled a public forum for Wednesday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., in the Third Floor Hearing Room of Council Office Building at 100 Maryland Ave. in Rockville. The Committee is seeking public opinions on restructuring the current organization of County Government and County-funded agencies. Residents can sign up in advance to speak by calling 240-777-7814 or 240-777-7938. The submission of items in writing is welcome and encouraged.

The 13th annual Edgemoor 5K Classic will take place on Sunday, Nov. 7th. Start and finish at Bethesda Elementary School. Race proceeds support Bethesda Elementary and the Bethesda Library. tart time is 8:30am. To register, go to www.edgemoorcitizens.org ; you can register on-line or print out a registration form. Race fees are $20 for adults; $10 for kids; prices go up Oct. 31, so you‚ll want to sign up now! There‚s chip timing this year, and you get an awesome long-sleeve race shirt with your registration. If you don‚t want to run or walk, you can still participate. We need course monitors at every intersection, as well as volunteers at the start/finish line. The race has become a great neighborhood institution over the years, and you won‚t want to miss it! If you can help or have any questions, please contact Alysa at edgemoor5K@gmail.com. Race Directors: Alysa Emden and Julie Doll.

Ramona Quimby ˆ The Bethesda-Chevy Chase (B-CC) High School (H.S.) Theater Ensemble‚s Production of „Ramona Quimby!‰ makes its debut on the B-CC H.S. stage under the direction of B-CC HS senior, Hannah Johnson. Plucky and endearing are among the words theater critics are using to describe „Ramona Quimby,‰ the staged show based on author Beverly Cleary‚s popular children‚s book series. The show, featuring B-CC H.S. students, will run Friday, November 5 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, November 6 at 2:00 pm in the school‚s auditorium. Tickets are $5/each and may be purchased on-line at www.bcctheater.com or at the door the day of the performance.

HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW on Sunday, December 5, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., at the Clara Barton Community Center, a facility of the Montgomery County Recreation Department. Sponsored by the Friends of the Clara Barton Community Center (a nonprofit organization), the show will feature local artists and craftspeople. The center is located at 7425 MacArthur Boulevard (at 75th Street) in Cabin John, MD. Plan to come, admire, and shop! There will be all kinds of reasonably priced crafts for sale˜jewelry, beads, fiber arts, soaps, Christmas items, wood crafts, prints, metalwork, ceramics, glass, oils, watercolors, photography, books . . . and more. So stop in and enjoy meeting many of the most creative people in our community. Light refreshments will be available for a modest fee. For more information, call the Center at 301-229-0010.

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