Montgomery Community Events Jan. 15-22

Montgomery Community Events Jan. 15-22

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Thursday 15

GLAUCOMA SCREENINGS, sponsored by the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free; reservations required. 202-234-1010 or

ROCKVILLE HISTORY DISCUSSION, local historian Eileen McGuckian uses vintage and contemporary photographs in her talk on the history of Rockville Pike from its beginnings as a Native American pathway to its consumer-driven days as the "Golden Mile." 10:30 a.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.

STRESS MANAGEMENT CLASS, for seniors, Robin Bunch, a Holy Cross Hospital counselor, offers tips on taking control of worries. 11 a.m., Long Branch Senior Center, Long Branch Community Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-431-5700.

INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT, showcase of images of children, medical staff and volunteers involved in Save A Child's Heart, an Israel-based humanitarian project that serves children with life-threatening illnesses; the Wolfson Medical Center program was founded by Silver Spring native Ami Cohen; the SACH Foundation is based in Potomac. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., weekdays and Sundays through Jan. 25, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, Goldman Gallery, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Free. 301-785-0720, 301-618-4588 or

ARMY BAND CONCERT TICKETS, advance tickets available for the "Pershing's Own" 87th anniversary performance. 3 p.m. Feb. 22., Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Free, call to request tickets. 202-685-2888.

GARDEN PHOTO CONTEST, for photographers of all skill levels, photos must have been taken last year in a garden within a 150-mile radius of the Capitol. Contest categories include garden views, garden creatures and "small wonders" -- close-ups of fruits, vegetables or flowers. Prizes include gift certificates to local camera stores and gardening tools; entries can be mailed in or dropped off, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, and must be received by Wednesday, Washington Gardener Magazine, 826 Philadelphia Ave., Silver Spring. $15; subscribers, $10, for up to 10 images. 301-588-6894 or

PUBLIC FORUM: THE DEATH PENALTY, Breanna Peterson, an organizer for Amnesty International, will give a talk on the death penalty in Maryland. Legislation that would reinstitute capital punishment is scheduled to be considered by the General Assembly this month; a visual presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer period and an opportunity to sign a petition; light refreshments will be available. 7:30 p.m., Church of the Ascension, 633 Sligo Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-585-7321 or

Friday 16

CAREER WORKSHOP, Melissa Fireman, founder of Washington Career Services, offers strategies for finding employment and improving current compensation through networking Internet research, plus tips on creating an effective résumé. 10 a.m.-noon, Montgomery County Commission for Women Counseling and Career Center, Suite 100, 401 N. Washington St., Rockville. $20; registration required. 240-777-8300.

BUSINESS NETWORKING MEETING, for work-at-home professionals in the Silver Spring area, a discussion on insurance for the self-employed, a meeting of the Creative Silver Spring Lunch Bunch. 1-2:30 p.m., Across The Street Cafe and Restaurant, 8622 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Free; cost for menu items ordered; bring a name tag and business cards. 301-588-6894 or

LIVE MUSIC, a mixture of upbeat and romantic melodies from the '40s, '50s, and '60s performed by the musical duo Déjà Vu, with Rita Clark on vocals and Susan Levi on keyboard and saxophone. 1 p.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 240-777-8085.

ROCKABILLY MUSIC, JP McDermott and the Western Bop play songs by Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Webb Pierce and Elvis Presley. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. $2. 240-777-4999.

DEPRESSION SUPPORT GROUP, for family and friends of people with depression or bipolar illness, sponsored by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of the National Capital Area. 7:30 p.m., St. Raphael's Church, Parish Hall, 1513 Dunster Rd., Rockville. Free. 301-299-4255 or 301-570-9065 or

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