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In This Issue
Upcoming Events at the Center
Upcoming Events in the Community
News from County Agencies
Meeting and conference room space is available at the Eastern Montgomery Regional Center. To reserve space, call the CUPF agency at #(240) 777-2706
The Peoples’ Community & Wellness Center are located at the Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center
A Cooperative Venture between the People's Community Wellness Center (TPCWC) and the Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center (EMRSC) and Mobile Med is located at 3300, Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904. If you have questions, please contact TPCWC at (301) 847-1172 or click here
January 6, 2010 - East County Citizens Advisory Board Meeting
Residents are invited to attend the East County Citizens Advisory Board meetings and encouraged to ask questions & provide comments. The next ECCAB meeting will be held at the Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 7:15pm. ECCAB Meetings are open to Public. For questions please contact the Center at (240) 777-8400/TTY (240) 777-8418. For Agenda, click here
January 7 &14, 2010 - Free Legal Advice Clinics
The Montgomery County Bar Foundation Pro Bono Program, in partnership with Eastern Montgomery Regional Services, provides free Legal Advice Consultations for low income residents on the first and second Thursdays’ of each month from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. The upcoming dates for the legal clinics are January 7th and 14th. A client intake must be completed before 6:00 pm. For more information, call the Pro Bono Program Monday through Thursday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (301) 424-7651 or (301) 424-7652 or (301) 424-7633. Clinics are held at the Eastern Montgomery Regional Center, 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring. For directions call 240-777-8400
January 12, 2010 Operating Budget Forums with the County Executive
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will sponsor five budget forums in January to seek input from residents about the challenges facing the County in the upcoming Fiscal Year 2011 Operating Budget. These sessions are hosted by the Regional Services Center Directors and the Regional Services CenterCitizen Advisory Boards and are open to residents from any part of the county. Staff from the County's Office of Management and Budget will make presentations and be available to answer questions. Public Encouraged to Attend and Provide Input on the Upcoming Challenges Decision Makers Will Face. 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Monday, January 11, 2010 - Upcounty Regional Services Center
12900 Middlebrook Road, Meeting Room A, Germantown
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - Eastern Montgomery County Regional Services Center 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring
Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - Leisure World Clubhouse One Ballroom
3700 Rossmoor Blvd., Silver Spring
Thursday, January 21, 2010 - Long Branch Community Center
8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda
January 11, 2010 until January 15, 2010 - Join in Manna's Food Drive
Many of our neighbors rely on a monthly drop-off from Manna delivered at the EMRSC, and requests for Manna’s food bank has increased substantially in recent months. So the EMRSC and the Office of Community Affairs is seeking our community’s help to increase food staples through holding a food drive starting January 11, 2010 until January 15, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Manna’s most needed foods include: Peanut Butter in 18 oz jars, Tuna Fish (Canned), Canned Fruit, Baby Formula/Baby Food, Shelf-Stable Milk in Individual Boxes, Cereal and Oatmeal, Rice, Canned and Dried Beans, Tomato Sauce, Pasta, Macaroni & Cheese and Canned Soup. Manna’s Smart Sacks backpack program, with food sent home to children, needs the above foods in small servings as well as: Small Fruit Cans/Cups, 100% Juice Boxes, Crackers; Pudding; Healthy Cereal Bars; Individual Raisins/Dried Fruit; Pouches of “instant” Potatoes or Rice and, other nutritious kid-friendly food. The Collection Box will be located at Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center, 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20904. Questions, please call 240-777-8400
January18, 2010 Martin Luther King Jr. A Day of Service & Celebration
You do not want to miss this opportunity to watch an inspiring film and sign up to volunteer with a non-profit organization in the county. Details will follow. Check out details here
“The true measure of a man is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience but how he stands at times of controversy and challenges.” - Martin Luther King Jr.
January 21, 2010 IDA Sector Meeting
Please come out and join your neighbors and local business owners to meet with police and learn how to make our community safer. January 21st from 9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. at the Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center, 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring, MD. For more information contact, 240-777-8400 / or to email click here
February 2, 2010 -April 13, 2010 AARP/RSVP Tax-Aide 2010
Tax Preparation Assistance starting every Tuesday, February 2, 2010 until April 13, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center, 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904. Details to follow. For questions, please call 240-777-8400
February until May 2010- ESOL CLASSES
Enrollment for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) spring classes at the Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center, 3300 Briggs Chaney Road in Silver Spring begins Janaury 11, 2010. The ESOL classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. and on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Please call 240-777-8400 for more information.
February 22, 2010 until May 10, 2010 SPANISH CLASSES COMING
Starting February 22nd Montgomery College is offering Spanish classes on Monday evenings at the Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center, 3300 Briggs Chaney Road in Silver Spring. Course Details : LAN009: Spanish I Part 1 - CRN#: 35086 [12 session(s)] and LAN010: Spanish I—Part 2 CRN#: 35088 [12 session(s)] Course Fee : $130.00 + $60.00 Fee = $190.00; Non-Residents: Add $120.00. The registration is open and you can register by calling Montgomery College at #240-567-5188
January 6, 2010 Zumba Fitness Demonstration Class
Wednesday, January 6, 2010, 6:00pm – 7:00pm. Dance your way to a fitter you. Zumba is an aerobic workout fused with exciting and unique Latin moves and rhythms. Zumba is easy to follow, it’s FUN, and it’s coming to Marilyn J. Praisner Community Center,14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866. Don’t miss this free introductory class in which you will learn more about Zumba Fitness. To register: Contact Carol at 240-777-4975.
January 14, 2010 The Community Meeting for the Greencastle Manor II Association is being held on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 7:30 pm at the East County Community Center located at 3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring, MD 20904. For more details contact, Lucretia Bartley, Greencastle Manor II Association President @ 301-847-2088
January 25, 2010 - Kidz Days Out at East County Community Center, 3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring, MD 20904 &
Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at Marilyn J. Praisner Community Center, 14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866.
Time: 8am – 5pm. Who: Children grades K-5. Cost: $45 per child.
School is out and you don’t know what to do? Come to the community center where the stars hang out. Spend a day or two with us that will be packed with fun and excitement. Sports, games, crafts, video games, snacks and more… To register contact James at East County Community Center – 240-777-8090 or Kofi at Praisner Community Center – 240-777-4970.
Department of Police - Third Quarter Montgomery County Crime Statistics Continue to Show Decrease in Crime - Montgomery County Police Chief J. Thomas Manger today announced a 4.1% decrease in total crime within Montgomery County for the third quarter of 2009. Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) statistics for the third quarter of 2009 as compared to the same period in 2008 show: Part I Crime decreased 4.5%; Part II Crime decreased 3.9% ; Overall, total Crime (Part I and Part II totals) decreased 4.1% Click here
East County Public Library
White Oak Library, 11701 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20904 Tel 240-773-9555 To review the library's upcoming events, click here
Marilyn J. Praisner Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, Maryland 20866 Tel 240-773-9460 To review the Library’s upcoming events click here
Montgomery County Office of Human Resources - JOB CLUB MEMO #33 Click here to review the current job openings
Department of Solid Waste Services - The Montgomery County Division of Solid Waste Services (DSWS) in the Department of Environmental Protection reminds residents that although the winter holiday season traditionally produces additional amounts of waste, there are ways to reduce what individual households might generate, during this time of year and beyond. Click here to read more.Christmas Tree Recycling
Friday, January 1, 2010: New Year's Day - No County-provided recycling or trash collections on January 1; Friday collections slide to Saturday
– Begins December 28, 2009 through January 29, 2010. For more information, click here
Holiday Candle Safety - This week and next will no doubt see an increase in candle use. Flameless battery powered candles aside I want everyone to remember that candles, when lit, are an open flame and can be dangerous if not used properly. For more information click here. Also, please feel free to forward the below links to your community. It is all of our social media platforms with a ton of great information.
MCFRS Virtual TV
Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Facebook page
MCFRS Blog Talk Radio
MCFRS on Twitter
MCFRS on LinkedIn
FROM OUR FIRE HOUSE TO YOUR HOME - Every Saturday afternoon, the women and men of MCFRS go to various neighborhoods in their communities knocking on doors, handing out fire safety information, and offering to check resident's smoke alarms. For more information click here
County to Hold H1N1 Clinics for All County Residents; FREE Doses Available by Appointment for Clinics in January 2010
The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services will offer FREE H1N1 clinics for all Montgomery County residents at locations throughout the county during January 2010. Both nasal spray and injectable vaccine will be available, and vaccinations are free.
Make appointments on Mondays—January 4, 11 and 25—from 1 to 4 p.m. by calling the flu appointment line at 240-777-4040.
The clinics will be held:
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Marilyn J. Praisner Library (Fairland) 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville.
4 to 7 p.m.
Poolesville Town Hall, 19710 Fisher Avenue, Poolesville 9 a.m. to noon
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Rockville Library, 21 Maryland Avenue, Rockville 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda 4 to 7 p.m.
Germantown Health Center, 12900 Middlebrook Rd., Germantown
8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
White Oak Library, 11701 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg
3 to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Damascus Library, 9701 Main Street, Damascus 4 to 7 p.m.
Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Marilyn J. Praisner Library (Fairland), 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville
4 to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Germantown Library, 19840 Century Blvd., Germantown 1 to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Rockville Library, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville 5 to 8 p.m.
Clinics will be cancelled in the case of inclement weather based on the Montgomery County Public Schools schedule. If schools have delayed opening, clinics that begin before 12 noon will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, clinics will be cancelled.
Check Montgomery County’s website
for up-to-date information about vaccine availability and sign up for email updates about H1N1 by clicking on the “Public Health Alerts” icon. The Flu Information Line—240-777-4200—is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Montgomery County Council Seeks Applicants for the Position of Chairman of Montgomery County Planning Board -Deadline for Applications is 5 p.m., Monday, March 8. The Montgomery County Council is seeking applicants to fill a position on the Montgomery County Planning Board for the expiring term of Royce Hanson (Democrat). His term will expire on June 14, 2010. Dr. Hanson has indicated that he will not apply for reappointment. The Council expects to designate the appointee as chairman. In appointing a chairman for the board, the Council will establish the salary for the chairman within a range of $160,000 to $180,000. Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, March 8. Read more....
30th Annual Women's Legislative Briefing - Announcing the 30th Annual Women's Legislative Briefing on Sunday, January 31, 12:30 - 5 p.m. It will be held at University of Maryland, Shady Grove Campus Bldg II, 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, Maryland. The keynote speaker will be Lilly Ledbetter, Pay Equity Advocate. General admission fee $10 pre-registration required. For more information, please contact the Montgomery County Commission for Women at 240-777-8330
National Women’s Law Center Tax Credits Outreach Campaign, 2010 Tax Filing Season You Have been Working Hard -Get the Tax Credits You Deserve! - More families than ever are eligible for these credits this year. To get these credits, you must file a tax return. Find out where you can get FREE help with your taxes by calling the IRS toll-free at (800) TAX-1040 or (800) 829-1040. Or go to www.irs.gov/individuals/topic. You can also contact the Comptroller of Maryland toll-free at (800) MD-TAXES or (410) 260-7980. Click here for flier
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