April 15, 2011

Montgomery County Neighborhood News

Weekly Crime Reports
District 1 (Rockville/Potomac)

District 2 (Bethesda-Chevy Chase, North Bethesda)

County’s Village Blueprint Now Available at Libraries Cost Underwritten by Local Business Montgomery County’s “Village Blueprint,” a step-by-step guide created to support communities within the county and throughout the region that want to start a senior Village organization in their neighborhood, is now available at all of the County’s public library branches. In addition to public libraries, copies of the Blueprint will be available at the County’s five regional service centers. For an electronic copy, go to: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/content/RSC/BCC/Seniors/blueprint_complete_032811.pdf

Bethesda Literary Festival April 15–17 Numerous literary events take place throughout downtown Bethesda during the Bethesda Literary Festival. See website for the complete list. www.bethesda.org/specialevents/litfest/litfest.htm

Leadership Montgomery Recruitment for Core, Senior and Youth Programs Applications are available on the website: www.leadershipmontgomerymd.org/

Free Financial Seminars at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center April 21 Two financial seminars will be held at 4805 Edgemoor Lane 2nd flr, Bethesda. Thursday, April 21, 2011 9:00am “Macro Planning” 11:30am - “Retirement Planning” To register please send email to: richard.bingham@montgomerycountymd.gov or call 240-777-8207 for further information. RecycleMyComputer program in need of working computer monitors Monitors can be dropped off on April 22 between 9 AM and 12PM at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 2nd floor, 4805 Edgemoor Lane in Bethesda. RecycleMyComputer is a 501c3. We will be happy to provide you with a receipt that you can use when filing your taxes.

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.

Eligible Homeowners Should Apply for Property Tax Credit by May 1 Montgomery County homeowners who have a limited income or are at least 70 years of age may be eligible for property tax credits that will limit the amount of taxes they must pay. See press release montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/News/press/PR_details.asp?PrID=7477. To apply for these tax credits, homeowners must fill out one application form each year. Application forms are available by calling the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) at 1-800-944-7403, or by downloading the form and instructions from the SDAT website at www.dat.state.md.us/sdatweb/htc.html.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Montgomery County Volunteer Center www.montgomerycountymd.gov/volunteer

Montgomery County Board Vacancies The deadline for application is April 15, 2011 for: • Commission on Common Ownership Communities • Advisory Committee on Consumer Protection • Committee for Ethnic Affairs • Recreation Advisory Boards The deadline for application is April 22, 2011 for: • Glen Echo Park Partnership Board of Directors • Committee on Hate/Violence • Noise Control Advisory Board • Sign Review Board The deadline for application is April 29, 2011 • Commission on Child Care • Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board (Business Representatives from the Bethesda-Chevy Chase and Potomac area are needed) Please visit: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/exec/vacancies/pr_list.asp County Executive Isiah Leggett is committed to representation on all of the County’s boards, committees, and commissions that is reflective of, and responsive to, our County’s residents.

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