Montgomery Community Events Nov. 20-27

Montgomery Community Events Nov. 20-27

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thursday 20

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 for college application portfolios; significant out-of-class work on projects is expected. 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.

CHILD SAFETY SEAT INSPECTION, a check of the condition and proper installation of car seats, sponsored by the Montgomery County Police Department. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Fitzgerald Auto Mall, 5501 Nicholson Lane, Rockville. Free. 240-773-5030.

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.

SMALL BUSINESS COUNSELING, one-on-one counseling for people with small businesses, provided by Senior Corps of Retired Executives. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday by appointment, Rockville Library, second floor, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free. 240-777-0001.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, advance registration not required. Noon-2 p.m. Thursdays, Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source, 8580 Second Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-754-8510 or 301-754-3404.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP, for people who have been widowed two years or less. 2-4 p.m. Thursdays, Jane Lawton Community Center (formerly Leland Community Center), 4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase. Free. 301-949-7398.

CANCER SURVIVORS SUPPORT GROUP, for cancer survivors, their family and caregivers. 6:30-8 p.m., Wellness Community Greater Washington, Suite 100, 5430 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda. Free. 301-493-5002, or

GIRLS HEALTH TALK, for girls 9 to 11 accompanied by an adult or caregiver, a health professional talks about puberty changes, menstrual cycles and the importance of open communication. 7-9 p.m., Holy Cross Hospital Resource Center, 9805 Dameron Dr., Silver Spring. $20 per family; registration required. 301-754-8800 or

ROCKVILLE HEALTH DISCUSSION, for single people age 50 and older, Melanie Polk, a nutritionist and program manager with Montgomery County Health and Human Services, will talk about preparing and eating healthy dishes during the holiday season; a meeting of a new singles club sponsored by Jewish Community Center Greater Washington. 7:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Free. 301-348-3860.

ROCKVILLE TOWN HALL MEETING, City Council member Piotr Gajewski will review recent actions by the mayor and council and take questions from the audience. 8 p.m., Rockville City Hall, Black-Eyed Susan Meeting Room, 111 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free. 240-314-8280 or

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

HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER, a two-day sale featuring gemstones, vintage and other jewelry, designer clothes, china, crystal, books, figurines and more, all items 10-60 percent off; proceeds will benefit programs of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Montgomery County. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, National Alliance on Mental Illness Thrift Shop, 10730 Connecticut Ave., Kensington. Admission, free. 301-949-5731 or 301-980-5596.

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