The Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center links Montgomery County Services with 111,250 citizens and businesses in a 47.5 square mile area that includes Burtonsville, Colesville, Cloverly, Fairland, and White Oak communities.
Events in East County and Around...
East County Citizens Advisory Board Meeting
September 7, 2001
East County Regional Center
3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring
AGENDA, click here
Come join the East County Citizens Advisory Board as they welcome the new director of the East County Regional Center, Miti Figueredo. Miti already has a great wealth of knowledge and experience in East County issues having served as the chief of staff to Councilmember Nancy Navarro since 2009. Before that, Miti worked in Councilmember Roger Berliner's office and specialized in planning issues. Prior to joining the Council, she served on the staff of Congressman Chris Van Hollen's office. Former director, Joy Nurmi, is now special assistant to County Executive Isiah Leggett.
The September meeting will feature a presentation on the East County Science Center Master Plan by Park and Planning's Nancy Sturgeon. This planning effort will lay the groundwork for the future of the White Oak/Calverton area, so come learn the latest and share your opinions with the planners and with the East County Citizens Advisory Board.
The Board will also hear a presentation on the County Executive's propsed curfew legislation. As many of you know, the East County Regional Center has been involved in crime prevention efforts, sponsoring the IDA sector community meetings with Third District Police every other month in our area. The curfew legislation will provide our police with another vital tool in their efforts to fight crime.
Burtonsville Day will kick off with the annual parade at 10 a.m. in front of Paint Branch High School. More than 40 groups and individuals are expected to participate. The festival will begin at the Marilyn J. Praisner Community Center at 10:30. Activities include live music, health fair, pet show, puppet show, moon bounce, face painting, food, a celebrity basketball game and more. http://burtonsvilleday.org/
September 8-11 & September 14-17
BVFD 18th Annual Carnival
September 8-11 & September 14-17
Route 198 East of Route 29
The Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department is proud to announce that we will be holding our 21st annual carnival this year on September 8-11 and September 14-17. For the 3rd year we are returning to Route 198 at Star Point Drive, which is just one block east of Route 29. The carnival is open every night from 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. each week night and until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. We also are open 1 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Sunday 9/11.
Be sure that you come on Family Nights! Each child can ride unlimited rides all night for one low fee. The family nights are Thursday 9/8, Sunday 9/11, Wednesday 9/14 and Thursday 9/15. All other nights will be regular price for rides. Also please be sure to stop by our famous BVFD food booth for some tasty hot off of the grill. More information, click here
Thursday 9/8 6:30-10PM FAMILY NIGHT
Friday 9/9 6:30-11PM
Saturday 9/10 6:30-11PM
Sunday 9/11 1-8PM (New Hours!!) - FAMILY NIGHT
Wednesday 9/14 6:30-10PM FAMILY NIGHT
Thursday 9/15 6:30-10PM FAMILY NIGHT
Friday 9/16 6:30-11PM
Saturday 9/17 6:30-11PM
September 8th and 15th
FREE Pro Bono Legal Clinic
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 September 8th and 15th. 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 RegionalCenter, 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring. Directions, please call #240-777-8400. Flier click here ; Brochure, click here
September 17 & December 17, 2011
AARP Senior Driver Safety Class offered in East County
Learn how to avoid driving hazards by taking the AARP Driver Safety Program. Attendees simply attend the one, 4-hour class and they receive their completion certificate! The class registration fees are $12.00 for AARP members and $14.00 for non-AARP members. The instructor will continue to collect the fee on the day of the class. Auto insurance discounts in most states- Consult your insurance agent.
When : Saturday, Sept. 17 & Dec. 17 2011,
Time : 1:00 pm until 5:00 p.m.
Where: Marilyn J. Praisner Library,
14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD
Language: English. Limited Seats! To register, call # (301) 365-0630
EAST COUNTY SCIENCE MASTER PLAN UPCOMING MEETINGS
Mark your Calendars!
Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) Meetings
All meetings start at 7 p.m. and take place at the National Labor College's Lane Kirkland Center, 10000 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring.
- Tuesday, September 20
- Tuesday, October 18
- Tuesday, November 15
- Tuesday, December 13
HIV Prevention and Counseling services
GapBuster LearningCenter offers FREE HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral (CTR) services every Friday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.at the Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center, 3300 Briggs Chaney Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20904
Please contact Yvette Butler, MD or Sheila Clyburn RN by calling GapBuster Learning Center, Inc. at 301-779-GBLC (4252), or email email@example.com re: SISTA 2011. More
Briggs Chaney-Greencastle Farmers' and Artisans' Market - every Saturday; 10 am to 2 pm in East County!
The Briggs Chaney- Greencastle Farmers' and Artisans' Market is held in East County at 3300 Briggs Chaney Road in Silver Spring (parking lot of the Briggs Chaney Park-n-Ride)
It is a grower/producer and fair trade market open every Saturday from 10am to 2pm until November 19, 2011. Click here for more details.
Questions: Contact Gigi Goin @ (301) 792-9448
| | BEGINNERS MORNING CLASSES IN EAST COUNTY
Orientation: September 19 and September 20, 2011
FREE ESOL Morning (Fall) Classes - Another session of FREE 10-week beginning, intermediate and advanced ESOL classes will be offered in Fall at Eastern Montgomery Regional Services and other centers. Attending any one FREE Orientation class is COMPULSORY on Monday, September 19th or Tuesday, September 20th at 9:30 am. Class offerings at each center vary according to enrollment.
Classes are being provided by the Literacy Council of Montgomery County in partnership with Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center. More information, please contact Stephanie Williams at (301) 610-0030 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Spanish Classes in EastCounty
Spanish classes for Adults scheduled Fall 2011 in East County
Learn a new language this fall!
MontgomeryCollege is offering Spanish classes this Fall in EastCounty. The classes will meet every Monday andTuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m. at the Eastern Montgomery Regional Center located at 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904. The 2011 class schedule is as follows:
Spanish I (Part 1 & 2) begins Sept. 20th - Dec. 6th every Tuesday, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Spanish II (Part 1) begins Sept. 19th - Dec. 5th every Monday, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Spanish III (Part 1) begins Sept. 19th - Dec. 5th every Monday, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
To sign up , please contact Montgomery College at 240-567-5515 or http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/wdce/ce/foreignlanguages.html
Citizenship Preparation Classes
Montgomery College Citizenship Program offers Free Citizenship Preparation Classes at the Montgomery College AELG Program office located at Westfield South, 11002 Veirs Mill Road, Suite 210, Wheaton, MD20902.
Intersted to sign up, please contact Nancy Newton,Special Projects Coordinator/Citizenship Grant Program Director at # (240) 567 8169 or Nancy.Newton@montgomerycollege.edu for more information
READY. SET. KNOW!
511 FREE TRAVELER INFORMATION SERVICE AVAILABLE IN MARYLAND
New Tool Helps Marylanders Navigate Daily Commutes, Road Trips, Special Events
www.MD511.org provides free one-stop shopping for travel information on State maintained roadways, including travel times, incident or work zone lane closures, weather reports and connections to transit, airport and tourism information.
Know Before You Go is the theme of the new Maryland511 traveler information system now available throughout the State. It provides key travel information to help guide Marylanders before heading out to major events, cross-state travel and daily commutes. Calling 511 from any mobile or land line or logging onto www.MD511.org
Personalize your traffic information and travel times with My Maryland 511, a feature of the www.MD511.org web site, where you can create a profile and set up designated "trips," (i.e. from home to work or from home to beach). Thereafter every time you log in, you're instantly offered customized traffic information as well as instant access to up to six pre-selected live traffic camera views. In your profile choose to include commonly used phone numbers, so that when you call 511, you are recognized and offered tailored information bypassing the general menu prompts.
The 511 system is available every day, anytime. Traffic data from a variety of traffic information sources including the Coordinated Highway Action Response Team program will be updated and constantly provided to the public through the automated telephone line, website, and social networking outlet Twitter. In addition to dialing "511" in Maryland, you can reach Maryland 511 by calling the toll-free number: 1-855-GOMD511 or 1-855-466-3511.
Log on to www.MD511.organd set up your personalized routes today and learn how 511 can improve your commute or next road trip.
NOTE: You will need to type MD511.org directly into your browser to reach the site.
Volunteers Needed to Help Seniors with Grocery Shopping
Escort a senior to the grocery store and while there assist with reading product labels, reaching stock, handling carts and putting away groceries. Or, shop for an individual from their prepared list and put groceries away upon returning. Provide companionship. Commit to serving 2-3 hours a week for 6 - 12 months. To volunteer or for additional information, please call Greg Muncill at 301 942 1049 or email@example.com