April 8, 2011

Montgomery County Neighborhood News

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS 4-7-11 From the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center www.montgomerycountymd.gov/bcc visit us on Facebook

Glen Echo Park programs likely to be affected by a Federal shutdown. The Regional Services Center has received word from the National Parks Service that all classes, programs, events, and performances at Glen Echo Park are likely to be impacted in the event of a Federal Government shut down. Please consult the website of the Glen Echo Partnership for Arts and Culture for up-to-date information. www.glenechopark.org/

Weekly Crime Reports District 1 (Rockville/Potomac) www.connectedcommunities.us/showthread.php?t=43366

District 2 (Bethesda-Chevy Chase, North Bethesda) www.connectedcommunities.us/showthread.php?t=43365

Coffee and Conversation with Ken Hartman Friday, April 8, 2011 Ken Hartman - County Executive Leggett's representative to Potomac, Bethesda, and Rockville - will meet with the community on Friday, April 8th, from 9:30am to 11:00am at the Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center at 4805 Edgemoor Lane in Bethesda. 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.

Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board Meeting April 11- 7:00 pm The Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board (WMCCAB) will host their monthly meeting on Monday, April 11, 2011 from 7:00-9:00pm at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center located at 4805 Edgemoor Lane in Bethesda. The board will have discussion and approval of the County Executive’s FY12 budget.

***SCHEDULE CHANGE*** The next meeting of the BRAC Implementation Committee will be Tuesday, April 12th at 7:30 p.m. at the B-CC Regional Services Center. The main topics will be updates on federal funding for transportation projects and discussion of the updated BRAC web site and public education campaign focusing on BRAC-related construction and traffic, and commuting alternatives.

Bethesda Art Walk April 8, 6-9pm www.bethesda.org/bethesda/galleries

Free Tax Preparation Offered at Twinbrook A free tax preparation program is being offered for residents who live in Montgomery County and earned less than $49,000 in 2010. Walk-ins only will be accepted 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9. Bring your W-2 and/or 1099. www.rockvillemd.gov/events/calendar/event/2011-4-9/free-tax-preparation/530C8D761A24A49606C8BACD6915A8C5

Enjoy the Rockville Arts Scene Rockville will host the 13th annual Rockville Arts Sampler, where you can catch vignettes from the City's resident performing companies, at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre. Find your arts scene for free. www.rockvillemd.gov/rockvillereports/2011/apr/arts_and_entertainment#taste

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) to Mark National Library Week With Online Customer Satisfaction Survey April 10-16 To help determine the effectiveness of its services and programs, MCPL will conduct a Customer Satisfaction Survey in its 20 branches during National Library Week, April 10-16. This year’s survey, for library customers 12 years of age and over, will be an online questionnaire available through the library website. www.montgomerycountymd.gov/Apps/Libraries/newsandevents/PR_details.asp?PrID=7448

Volunteer to help clean up our local watershed -- Saturday, April 9, 9am - noon Among those participating are Friends of Rock Creek Enforcement (FORCE) and Little Falls Watershed Alliance.

Friends of Rock Creek Enforcement - www.friendsofrockcreek.org/

Little Falls Watershed Alliance - www.lfwa.org/event/sweep-creek-trash-free-little-falls

More Bethesda Green Events: www.bethesdagreen.org/Programs/UpcomingEvents/tabid/296/Default.aspx

Bethesda Literary Festival April 15–17 www.bethesda.org/specialevents/litfest/litfest.htm

Free Financial Seminars to be Held in Bethesda The workshops will be held at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, MD. Thursday, April 21, 2011 @ 9:00am – “Macro Planning” Thursday, April 21, 2011 @ 11:30am - “Retirement Planning” To register please send email to: richard.bingham@montgomerycountymd.gov or contact Richard at 240-777-8207 for further information.

The Career Gateway! Job Search training classes for Montgomery County residents age 50+ Turbo-charge your resume, hone your interviewing skills, network effectively, discover the hidden job market, and develop a personal job-search plan. The program features small classes, a long-term mentor, 30 hours of intensive training over two weeks (9am-4pm Mon., Wed., Fri), and valuable take-home materials. The final session for Spring 2011 begins on May 9. $75. Call 301-255-4200/4215 or email JCAUniversity@AccessJCA.org. Classes meet at the Jewish Council for the Aging, 12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville.

The Dept. of Permitting Services Proposes Fee Revisions Effective July 1, 2011 You can review the proposed fees and provide comments by April 30, 2011 Click on the link below for more information. www.montgomerycountymd.gov/mcgtmpl.asp?url=/content/exec/Register/April11TOC.asp

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