March 24, 2011

Montgomery County Neighborhood News

Coffee and Conversation with Ken Hartman Friday, March 25 Ken Hartman - County Executive Leggett's representative to Potomac, Bethesda, and Rockville - will meet with the community on Friday, March 25, from 8:30 to 11 am at the Avenel Community Association office at 9501 Beman Woods Way in Potomac. Ken regularly holds open houses throughout his area. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals to meet Ken, discuss issues and partnership opportunities, and learn about County services. Please drop by and take part in the discussion.

Weekly Crime Reports District 1 (Rockville/Potomac)

District 2 (Bethesda-Chevy Chase, North Bethesda)

Groundbreaking Ceremony Set for March 28 to Celebrate New Rockville Police Headquarters The Rockville Mayor and Council will host a groundbreaking ceremony at 6 p.m. Monday, March 28, for the new Rockville City Police Department headquarters. The event will take place at the new headquarters, which is the site of the Old Post Office building, located at 2 West Montgomery Ave. in Town Center.

Free Financial Seminars to be Held in Bethesda The Foundation for Financial Education, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free educational resources to the public, will conduct a series of free financial seminars.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 @ 9:00am – “Estate Planning”
Tuesday, April 5, 2011 @ 11:30am – “Financial Pitfalls”
Tuesday, April 21, 2011 @ 9:00am – “Macro Planning”
Tuesday, April 21, 2011 @ 11:30am - “Retirement Planning”
Registration deadline is Friday, March 25, 2011

The workshops will be held at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, MD. A minimum of 10 persons are required for the workshops. Space is limited and registration is required. To register please send email to: or contact Richard at 240-777-8207.

New laws preserving residential character of neighborhoods go into effect in April. Preserving the quality of life in Montgomery County neighborhoods needs help from all of us. New County laws initiated by the County Executive and approved by the County Council are designed to help protect our residential neighborhoods. These laws go into effect April 24, 2011.

5th Annual Let’s Get It Started! Montgomery County’s Youth Job Fair Saturday, March 26, 2011 10:00 am-2:00 pm

B-CC Rescue Squad Shrimp and Oyster Feast Fundraiser Sunday, March 27
from 1 - 5 pm For more information, visit

National Center for Children and Families' (NCCF) 9th Annual Art & Soul Charity Auction! Sign up by Friday, April 1, 2011 Visit or Contact Alisha Matlock at 301-365-4480 extension 113 email:

Department of Recreation Holds Public Meetings to Discuss Department’s Budget 7:00pm Tuesday, April 5 – Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road, Potomac River Road Bike Path Public Meeting MCDOT will hold a public meeting on the River Road Bikepath on Thursday, April 7, 2011 from 7 to 9 pm. The meeting will be held at the Potomac Elementary School, 10311 River Road. In order to better serve the needs of the community, the Division of Transportation Engineering seeks public input throughout the design process. At this public meeting, the Project Manager along with other MCDOT staff will present the latest project design and discuss any questions and concerns that citizens may have regarding the project.

Montgomery County Coalition on End-of-Life Care invites you to: Consider the Conversation a documentary film and panel discussion Thursday, April 7, 2011 6:30-9:00 pm

2nd Annual Choose Respect Montgomery Teen Dating Conference and Public Service Announcement Contest
Saturday, April 09, 2011 To register, go to For more information, call 240-777-5573.

Ride On’s Give and Ride is Sunday, April 10 though Saturday, April 16, 2011 Ride On bus passengers can help needy families and receive a free bus ride by donating canned or nonperishable food during Ride On’s 24th annual food drive. Riders who donate will ride free during Give and Ride from Sunday, April 10, through Saturday April 16, 2011. During the week, food collection bags will be placed near the fare boxes on all Ride On buses.

The donated food goes to Manna Food Center, Montgomery County’s food bank. The need for food donations is greater than ever. Manna has experienced a 50 increase in requests for food this year. Children’s items like disposable diapers, formula, baby or toddler food and juice are especially useful to families in need. Plastic containers are preferred.

Bethesda Art Walk - Next Art Walk - April 8, 2011 Bethesda Art Walk features downtown Bethesda galleries and studios that open their doors from 6-9pm on the second Friday of every month. Bethesda galleries showcase artwork created locally, nationally and internationally including painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media.

Enjoy several galleries by walking throughout downtown Bethesda. The free Bethesda Circulator stops within a few blocks of each Bethesda Art Walk gallery, and runs continuously throughout the duration of the Art Walk.

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