Coming Events


Concord-St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Bethesda will hold a free breakfast and lecture at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, featuring Col. Richard Breen Jr., director of the U.S. Army's community relations and outreach division. The church is at 5910 Goldsboro Rd. For more information, call 301-229-3383.


The Jewish Social Service Agency seeks volunteers, or "matzah messengers," to distribute baskets of food and other Passover items to area Jewish families in need. Volunteers can pick up baskets for delivery from 9 to 10 a.m. Sunday at the Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy, 1330 Arctic Ave., Rockville. To volunteer, call 301-816-2639. Families with young children are encouraged to volunteer. Children can make greeting cards for the basket recipients, then deliver the cards and baskets. Those interested can go to the Jewish Social Service Agency, 6123 Montrose Rd., Rockville, from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday. For more information, call 301-816-2660.

-- Mark Jones

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