Montgomery Community Events Nov. 6-13, 2008

Montgomery Community Events Nov. 6-13, 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Thursday 6

5K RUN AND 1-MILE KIDS RUN, for all ages, ongoing registration for Nov. 16 races; cash prizes and merchant expo. Proceeds will benefit Treatment and Learning Centers. Start and finish at Katherine Thomas School. On-site registration begins at 7:30 a.m.; children's Fun Run at 8:30 a.m.; 5K run at 9 a.m. Katherine Thomas School, 9975 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. 5K advance registration, $28; race day, $30; Fun Run, $10. or 301-424-5200, Ext. 155.

HOLIDAY SHOP AND AUCTION, crafts and gifts, baked goods, raffles, a silent auction and more; proceeds to benefit women's health-care and community initiatives of Damascus Y-Women, Damascus Volunteer Fire Department and others. 5-9 p.m. Nov. 13, Damascus Volunteer Fire Department Activities Building, 10211 Lewis Dr., Damascus. Admission, free; bring a food item for Damascus HELP; chicken dinner with two sides available, $12. 301-253-5940.

AUTISM WORKSHOP, for parents of and caregivers to autistic children, on techniques and treatment options for dealing with autism. Sponsored by Suburban Hospital. 7-9 p.m., Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. $20; registration required. 301-896-3939, option 2.

YOUTH ARTS PROGRAM, open call for Washington area high school students to submit applications for a free 10-week intensive arts learning program; create a body of artwork that can be included in college application portfolios; significant out-of-class work on projects is required. To apply, submit application (available at, a CD with 10 images and a list of works by Dec. 1 to Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-371-5593, or

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

MEDICARE TALK, for seniors, pharmacist Joe Demino offers tips on how to save money using Medicare Part D funds. 10:30 a.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.

HEALTH STRESS LECTURE, for adults, Beverly Pierce of Suburban Hospital demonstrates ways to manage stress using relaxation techniques. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 240-777-4999.

EASTERN MONTGOMERY JOB FAIR, for people returning to the workforce or building skills to advance in a current job, meet with representatives of local and federal governments and biotech, retail, transportation, hospitality, health-care and human resources industries. Sponsored by Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center, County Council member Don Praisner (D-Eastern County), MontgomeryWorks, Montgomery County Commission for Women and Office of Human Resources, Jewish Council for the Aging and East County Community Center. 3-7 p.m., East County Community Center, 3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring. Free. 301-572-7004.

CANCER SURVIVORS SUPPORT GROUP, for survivors, 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, or

Friday 7

ESTATE PLANNING LEGAL DISCUSSION, for adults, lawyer Camilla O. McRory discusses creating a will or trust and titling an asset. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 240-777-4999.

Saturday 8

LIBRARY USED-BOOK SALE, sponsored by the Friends of the Potomac Library. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac. Admission, free; most hardbacks, $1; most paperbacks, 50 cents. 240-777-0690.

AMERICAN INDIAN FESTIVAL, for all ages, commemorating traditions and culture of Native Americans; includes crafts, entertainment, lectures, foods and educational literature. Sponsored by the Office of the Montgomery County Executive, Rockville, Montgomery County Public Libraries, Indian Health Service, and American Indian Society of Washington, D.C. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Executive Office Building, terrace and lobby levels, 101 Monroe St., Rockville. Free. 240-777-0017 or 240-777-2523.

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