Montgomery Community Events Sept. 4-11, 2008

Montgomery Community Events Sept. 4-11, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Thursday 4

YOUTH ADVISORY GROUP, for students ages 14 to 18 who enjoy reading, writing and searching the Internet with a critical eye; apply to join the library Teen Advisory Group programming and publicity team, which reviews books, music and films, helps plan library programs, suggests Web links, identifies local teen artists or writers to feature and promotes the library in the community. Participants can earn up to 40 Student Service Learning Hours. Serve through May. Apply online or at Montgomery County public schools and public libraries; application deadline, tomorrow. Silver Spring Library, 8901 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 240-773-9420 or http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/mcpl_teensite.

HEALTH AND EXERCISE PROGRAM, for seniors, Chris Haynes, a nurse from Suburban Hospital, leads a weekly walk for exercise. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.

HANDIWORK CLASS, for adults, knit or crochet items to help children and infants learn numbers, colors and letters; sponsored by the Retired Senior Volunteers Program. 10 a.m. Thursdays, Long Branch Senior Center, Long Branch Community Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-431-5700.

INTRODUCTORY COMPUTER CLASS, for beginners, volunteers help with using library computers and exploring the Internet; bring your library card. 10 a.m., Damascus Library, 9702 Main St., Damascus. Free, registration required. 240-773-9444.

REGISTER OF WILLS SEMINAR, for adults, Joseph Griffin, Montgomery County's registrar of wills, talks about naming beneficiaries and how changes in the law affect you and your beneficiaries. 10:30 a.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.

DRAWING AND PAINTING CLASS, for seniors, artist Maria Gonzalez of Arts for the Aging teaches a class for beginners and offers tips on drawing techniques and subjects. 11 a.m., Long Branch Senior Center, Long Branch Community Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-431-5700.

SEATED VOLLEYBALL, for people age 55 and older, learn how to play or improve your game; practice Thursdays. Long Branch Senior Center, Long Branch Community Center, Social Hall, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-431-5700.

CANCER SURVIVORS SUPPORT GROUP, for cancer survivors, their family and caregivers. 6:30-8 p.m., first and third Thursdays each month, Wellness Community Greater Washington, Suite 100, 5430 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda. Free. 301-493-5002, http://thewellnesscommunity.org/dc or twcdc@thewellnesscommunity.org.

PHOTOGRAPHY DISCUSSION, Photographer Min Enghauser will share tips on making photographic prints at a meeting of the Silver Spring camera club. 7:30 p.m., Marvin Memorial United Church, 33 E. University Blvd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-588-7562, http://www.ssccphotography.org or brau30@yahoo.com.

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SILVER SPRING CRAFTS CLASS, for adults, artist Sonia Rodriguez leads a craft-making workshop using various materials. 10 a.m.-noon Fridays, Long Branch Senior Center, Long Branch Community Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-431-5700.

CHILDREN'S STORY TIME, for ages 2 to 6, a librarian leads a 30-minute program of short stories, songs and rhymes. 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Marilyn J. Praisner Branch Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Free. 240-773-9460.

MEMORY-RETENTION WORKSHOP, for seniors, a Holy Cross Hospital representative teaches a five-week course on how to improve memory skills. 10:30 a.m., Long Branch Senior Center, Long Branch Community Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring. $25; registration required. 301-754-8800.


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