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Ready Set Go! The Nuts & Bolts Of Starting A Business
South Bowie Library 15301 Hall Bowie MD 20721 Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 2 – 4:30am This FREE workshop is for those who are interested in starting their first business, but want to find out more information on what to expect before they begin their first business. Our experienced business consultants will share with you everything to anticipate when starting a new business including, information on the legal and licensing requirements, the business plan, the different financing options, preparing a marketing strategy and all the perks and drawbacks that come with the life of an entrepreneur. (Open Session -2.5hrs.) FREE! Category: Business

Commission on Aging, Aging in Place Community
7300 Calhoun PlaceSuite 600, Conf Rm. 6CRockville, MD 20855 Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 9:30 – 11:30am The Commission on Aging (COA) serves as an advocate for the health, safety and well-being of the County's older residents. The Commission supports both safety net services for the frail elderly and programs to meet the interests and needs of older adults who want to age in their communities. The COA identifies significant issues where its voice on the needs of seniors can make a difference. Boards: Commission on Aging Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions Age: Seniors More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Council Session
Third Floor Hearing Room100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 9:30am Council Session View Council Agenda & Staff Reports (one day prior) View Council Video on Demand Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

Financing Alternatives for Small Business
1 Research Court Suite 400, Rockville MD 20850-6222 Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 10am – 12pm Category: Business

VET-Force Veterans Small Business Forum Hosted by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce 51 Monroe StreetSuite 1800Rockville, MD 20850 Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 10am – 12pm Category: Business

Cyber Security for Defense Contractors: Resources & Funding Opportunities
The GroundFloor2021 Pulaski HighwayHavre De Grace, Maryland 21078 Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 11am – 2pm The Maryland Defense Cybersecurity Assistance Program (DCAP) provides funding and assistance for Defense Contractors to comply with the DFARS and NIST 800-171 Standards for cybersecurity. The program which provides funding and resources for companies to comply with the cybersecurity standard is funded by the Department of Defenses Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) through the Maryland Department of Commerce and is being coordinated by the MD MEP. Defense contractors in Maryland generate more than $57 Billion in economic impact and the DCAP program will help these contractors comply with the Federal regulations necessary to continue providing services to the Federal Government. Program Goals Strengthen Marylands Defense Supply Chain Provide Resources for compliance with NIST 800-171 Standard and DFARS Requirements Program Requirements Must be a Defense Contractor with a physical location in Maryland 10% or more DoD related business OR a contract/procurement request for compliance Agenda 11:00: MD MEP, CAMI, Commerce Welcome 11:15: NIST 800-171 Standard and DCAP Overview 12:30: BREAK FOR LUNCH. 1:00: Blackpoint Demo This event is limited to defense contractors ONlY! Category: Business Area: All

Recreational Swim 11am - 2:30pm
Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 11am – 2:30pm New earlier start time for Recreation Swim at KSAC.  Join us from 11am - 2:30pm.   MCR Facilities: Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center Category: Parks & Recreation

Group Business Counseling: Staying on Track
Maryland Womens Business Center (Frederick)118 North Market Street Frederick, MD 2170 Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 1 – 5pm Join other female entrepreneurs in a facilitated discussion led by a MWBC counselor where participants seek and share advice, feedback, and resources to grow your business! Explore topics such as expanding your client base, enhancing key marketing strategies, and increasing sales volume. Come prepared to discuss your business challenges while sharing tips and tricks with fellow entrepreneurs. This session is free. Category: Business

Writing a Winning Grant Proposal for your Nonprofit
Arlington Economic Development 1100 N Glebe RoadSuite 1500Arlington, VA 20015 Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 1 – 4pm There are thousands of dollars that nonprofits leave behind every year because they do not understand the grant writing process.  In this workshop, participants will learn how to find grants, the specific tips that increase likelihood of winning, the preparation process and timeline for every grant proposal, and how to write the major components of a grant proposal. Presentation Outline Duration:  3 hoursIntroductions Overview of Nonprofit Funding Sources Definition of Grants and Funders How to Find Funders 5 Key Elements of Proposals How to Apply for Grants Components of a Grant Proposal Writing Practice:  Organizational Profile, Need Statement, Project Activities, Project Outcomes After the Proposal Category: Business

Ready Set Go! The Nuts & Bolts Of Starting A Business
Rockville Library 21 Maryland Ave Rockville MD 20850 Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 1:30 – 4pm This FREE workshop is for those who are interested in starting their first business, but want to find out more information on what to expect before they begin their first business. Our experienced business consultants will share with you everything to anticipate when starting a new business including, information on the legal and licensing requirements, the business plan, the different financing options, preparing a marketing strategy and all the perks and drawbacks that come with the life of an entrepreneur. (Open Session -2.5hrs.) FREE! Category: Business

WSM The Art of Effective Networking
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Training RoomSilver Spring, MD Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 1:30 – 3:30pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Camille McKenzie Contact Phone: 202-534-9758 Contact Email: cmckenzie@worksourcemontgomery.com

Ready, Set, Go Chesapeake College Cambridge
Chesapeake College Cambridge Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 5:30 – 6:30pm Click here for information. Category: Business

Community Action Board Executive Committee Meeting
1401 Rockville Pike, Room 3603 Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6 – 8pm Contact Email: leah.goldfine@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Leah Goldfine Contact Phone: 2407771697 Boards: Community Action Board Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions

Gilchrist BCCC (Citizenship Class)
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Large Conference RoomSilver Spring, MD 20904 Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6 – 9pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Josephine Garnem Contact Phone: 240-777-8406 Contact Email: jospehine.garnem@montgomerycountymd.gov

MC Computer Class - Microsoft Office for Workplace
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Computer LabSilver Spring, MD Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6 – 8pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Susan Ucanay Contact Phone: 240-688-7605 Contact Email: susan.ucanay@montgomerycollege.edu

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes
Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220Wheaton, MD 20902 Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6 – 8pm Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors Area: MidCounty, Silver Spring Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940 Cost: Gratis/Free

Business Plan, Building A Successful | SBC-6260
Leonardtown College of Southern Maryland 22950 Hollywood Rd Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6:30 – 9pm BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS PLAN This program is essential both for the start-up business owner and for the entrepreneur who is preparing to expand a successful business. Seminar leaders will discuss strategic planning, marketing, administration, personnel, finance, and accounting. You will learn to develop an effective business plan to manage your business; to create a marketing action plan that will help you to achieve your sales goals; to prepare financial projections; and to use financial information to make better and more informed decisions. The business plan is the single most important factor in a lenders decision-making process. Make sure your business plan will generate the financing you need and provide the strategies to ensure you will be successful. Category: Business

Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee (WUDAC) Meeting
Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad, 2400 Arcola Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20902 Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6:30 – 8pm The Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee (WUDAC) consists of 11 members appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council to provide advice on all matters affecting the Wheaton Urban District area (downtown). Members represent businesses, the Chamber of Commerce, residents, and the Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board (MCCAB). Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions Age: Kids, Teens, Adult, Seniors, Family Area: MidCounty Contact Name: Kevin Jackson Contact Phone: 240-777-8104 Contact Email: kevin.jackson@montgomerycountymd.gov More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Prepare for calm over the holidays
White Oak Community Library11701 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30pm Prepare for calm over the holidaysOffered at two locations - attend one or both sessionsWith religious holidays and the end of year season it is a good opportunity to reflect, let go of some tension, connect with other caregivers and learn about helpful supports for caregivers.Tuesday December 11, 6.30pm-8.30pmLocation: White Oak Community Library, 11701 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver SpringandThursday December 27, 1.30pm-3.30pmLocation: Marilyn J Praisner Branch Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, BurtonsvilleRegistration Required: www.eventbrite.com& Category: Community Events, Educational Class, Health, Seniors Age: Adult, Seniors Area: All Contact Name: Lylie (Lynette) Fisher Contact Phone: 240-777-3037 Contact Email: lylie.fisher@montgomerycountymd.gov Cost: FREE More info: www.eventbrite.com&

County Executive - Marc Elrich To Host Public Listening Sessions
Poolesville High School17501 W Willard Road, Poolesville Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 7 – 8:30pm County Executive Marc Elrich has scheduled additional listening sessions to provide Montgomery County residents and stakeholders opportunity to have their voices heard. Four listening sessions have been held, thus far. Those occurred in Germantown, Silver Spring, Olney and Takoma Park. A session in Potomac was postponed due to weather and a session in Poolesville already was on the schedule. Three additional listening sessions are now scheduled for Bethesda, Potomac, and Kensington. Sign language and interpreter services will be provided upon request with notice as far in advance as possible. If these or other services or aids are needed to participate at the listening sessions, please call 240-777-0311 or email a request to marcelrichtransition@montgomerycountymd.gov Category: Community Events, County Executive Area: Upcounty More info: www2.montgomerycountymd.gov&

DAFIG Meeting
20900 Martinsburg RoadDickerson Md.20842 Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 7:30 – 9:30pm Contact Email: godfrey.ampadu@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Godfrey Ampadu Contact Phone: 2407776495 Boards: Dickerson Area Facilities Implementation Group Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions

Interagency Coordinating Board Meeting
255 Rockville Pike, Suite 201, Rockville, MD Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 8 – 10am Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Transferring the Farm to the Next Generation Workshop Series
Wicomico County Extension Office, 28647 Old Quantico Rd, Salisbury, MD 21801 Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 8:30am – 3pm Category: Business

Transferring the Farm to the Next Generation Workshop Series
Wicomico County Extension Office, 28647 Old Quantico Rd, Salisbury, MD 21801 Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 8:30am – 3pm The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics is collaborating with the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI), the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Maryland Department of Agriculture, Nationwide Insurance, and the University of Maryland Extension to provide this farm succession workshop. The workshop will focus on the farm succession process, including communication, business planning, estate planning basics, and tax basics. The farm succession process can be challenging, as conversations about the future of the farm can be difficult. Participants will walk away with the tools they need to start developing a farm succession plan and prepare the next generation to keep the farming operation successful. All generations on the farm are encouraged to attend. Category: Educational Class Age: Adult Area: Upcounty Contact Name: Paul Goeringer Contact Email: lgoering@umd.edu Cost: $10 More info: www.eventbrite.com&

Federal Contracting - Capture and Execution
Arlington Economic Development 1100 N Glebe RoadSuite 1500Arlington, VA 22201 Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 9:30am – 12:30pm This half day workshop covers the most important elements of capturing and performing Federal government contracts and subcontracts.  Subjects include an overview of Federal acquisition processes and the procurement cycle, preparing effective proposals, the fundamentals of properly executing Federal contracts and subcontracts (including reviews of the major contract types and their execution and profit characteristics), and discussions of some special contract vehicles (GSA Schedules, GWACS) and the SBA's small business preference programs. Category: Business

8(A) Government Certification
MD Center for Entrepreneurship 9250 Bendix Rd, Columbia MD 21045 Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 10am – 1pm Do you want to do business with the federal government? Did you know obtaining a federal certification can increase your chances of being awarded a federal government contract? Do you wonder whether your company would be eligible, and if so what the process is to apply for 8a certification? Agencies spend over $600 billion dollars in federal procurement annually and have a 23% small business goal. The SBTDCs 8(a) Certification workshop provides information on how small businesses can better position themselves to compete more effectively in the federal marketplace. Our subject matter expert on the 8(a) certification process will review this business development program and discuss the many federal set-aside opportunities available. The workshop will provide information on the following:Eligibility requirementsBenefits of the programApplication processAfter approval, business development assistance availableOverview on how set-aside contracts are awarded Category: Business

WSM Effective Resume Writing
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Training RoomSilver Spring, MD Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 10am – 12pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Camille McKenzie Contact Phone: 202-534-9758 Contact Email: cmckenzie@worksourcemontgomery.com

Transferring the Farm to the Next Generation Workshop Series
Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 12 – 1pm

WSM Mastering the Interview
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Training RoomSilver Spring, MD Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 1 – 3pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Camille McKenzie Contact Phone: 202-534-9758 Contact Email: cmckenzie@worksourcemontgomery.com

ECOWISE Collections
16101 Frederick RoadDerwood MD 20855 Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 1 – 5pm ECOWISE collections are held on the second Wednesday of every month from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station's Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) compound. If the Transfer Station is closed due to weather or other emergencies, HHW is also closed. You do not need an appointment. Enter the Transfer Station via the Truck Entrance on Shady Grove Road. This is located 1/10 of a mile east of Route 355 and head to the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) compound. Category: Environmental Protection, Recycling Contact Name: Dave Rosenbaum Contact Email: David.Rosenbaum@montgomerycountymd.gov More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Small Business Certifications
Dovell Technologies, LLC 7901 Jones Branch Drive6th FloorMcLean, VA 22102 Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 3 – 5pm The U.S. government is the largest single purchaser of goods and services in the world, awarding approximately $500 billion in contracts every year.  The Small Business Administrations Office of Government Contracting & Business Development works with federal agencies to award at least 23 percent of all prime government contract dollars to small businesses and help federal agencies meet specific statutory goals for small disadvantaged businesses, women-owned small businesses (WOSB), service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB), and small businesses that are located in historically underutilized business zones (HUBZone).  An overview of these programs will be presented.  In addition, learn how DC, Maryland, and Virginia certify their small businesses. Category: Business

Pro Bono (Free) Legal Advice
Ana G. Mendez University System11006 Veirs Mill RoadWheaton, MD 20902 Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 5:30 – 6pm Obtain free legal advice on civil cases. Must be a Montgomery County resident. Offered on the Second and Founth Wednesday of each month, intake starts at 5:30 pm. Please call for more information. Category: Community Events, Educational Class, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors, Family Area: MidCounty Contact Name: Montgomery County Bar Foundation Contact Phone: (301) 424-7651, (301) 424-7652, (301) 424-7633 Cost: Free

Commission on People with Disabilities Meeting
Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Lobby Auditorium, Rockville, MD 20850 Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 6 – 7:30pm Monthly meeting of the Commission on People with Disabilities. The Commission advises the County government on the coordination and development of policies for people with disabilities. The County Executive appoints Commission members subject to confirmation by the County Council. The Commission advises the County Executive and the County Council on the needs and concerns of the County's residents who have psychiatric, developmental, physical or sensory disabilities.All meetings are open to the public. Sign language interpreter services will be provided only upon request with notice as far in advance as possible, but no less than 3 full business days advance notice, prior to the day of the event. Alternative formats of this document are available upon request as far in advance as possible. If you need other services or accommodations to participate in this activity, please call Betsy Luecking at 240- 777-1256 (V) or via MD Relay at 711. Or, you may send a request via email to Betsy.Luecking@montgomerycountymd.gov. Taking these steps will help us have sufficient time to best meet your needs. Contact Email: betsy.luecking@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Betsy Luecking Contact Phone: 240-777-1256 Boards: Commission on People with Disabilities Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Montgomery Cares Advisory Board
Health and Human Services Building 401 Hungerford Dr., 1st Floor Conference Room, Rockville. MD 20850 Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 6 – 8:30pm Contact Email: tara.clemons@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Tara O. Clemons Boards: Montgomery Cares Program Advisory Board Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes
Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220Wheaton, MD 20902 Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 6 – 8pm Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors Area: MidCounty, Silver Spring Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940 Cost: Gratis/Free

December Circle Meeting (Not Open to the Public)
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Small Conference RoomSilver Spring, MD Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Linda Cooper Contact Phone: 240-777-8411 Contact Email: linda.cooper@montgomerycountymd.gov

Commission on Children and Youth Full Commission and Committee Meetings
Early Childhood Training Center1401 Rockville Pike, Lobby LevelRockville, Maryland 20852 Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 7 – 9pm The Commission on Children and Youth meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from September 2018-June 2019. The youth leadership/advisory committee (comprised of the youth commissioners) meets from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and the full commission meets from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (with committee breakout meetings). The Commission meetings are held at the Early Childhood Training Center located at 1401 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Parking is available in the building's parking garage. Contact Email: erin.stillwell@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Erin Stillwell Contact Phone: 2407771716 Boards: Commission on Children and Youth Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions Area: Rockville Age: Adult More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Library Board
21 Maryland Ave., Ste. 310, Board Room, Rockville, MD 20850 Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 7 – 9pm Contact Email: regina.holyfield-jewett@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Regina Holyfield-Jewett Contact Phone: 240-777-0106 Boards: Library Board Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions

Joint ECCAB Quality of Life/Social Issues and Planning & Economic Development Committee Meeting
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Large Conf. RoomSilver Spring, MD Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 7 – 9pm Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Linda Cooper Contact Phone: 240-777-8411 Contact Email: linda.cooper@montgomerycountymd.gov

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910Auditorium Wednesday, December 12, 7:30pm – Thursday, December 13, 2018, 1:30am Historic Preservation Commission Meeting Bi-weekly meeting typically scheduled on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. The HPC meetings for 2018 will be held on the following dates: January 10......................July 11 January 23 - Tuesday.....July 25 February 7......................August 15 February 21....................September 5 March 14.........................September 19 March 28.........................October 10 April 10 - Tuesday...........October 24 April 25............................November 14 May 9..............................December 5 May 23............................December 19 June 13 June 27 Contact Email: mcp-historic@montgomeryplanning.org Contact Phone: (301) 563-3400 Boards: Historic Preservation Commission Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, Government Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase, East County, MidCounty, Rockville, Silver Spring, Upcounty Age: Kids, Teens, Adult, Seniors, Family More info: montgomeryplanning.org&

How to Acquire Grants for Small Business
Arlington Economic Development 1100 N. Glebe RoadSuite 1500Arlington, VA 22201 Thursday, December 13, 2018, 9am – 12:30pm Grants are not only for non-profit ventures.  There are a number of grants for small business and start-ups, which can be a substantial help to those wanting to reduce reliance on loans and equity. This workshop will help you both locate grants and navigate the application process . Category: Business

Commission on Aging, Public Policy
7300 Calhoun PlaceSuite 600, Conf. Rm. 6CRockville, MD 20855 Thursday, December 13, 2018, 9:30 – 11:30am The Commission on Aging (COA) serves as an advocate for the health, safety and well-being of the County's older residents. The Commission supports both safety net services for the frail elderly and programs to meet the interests and needs of older adults who want to age in their communities. The COA identifies significant issues where its voice on the needs of seniors can make a difference. Boards: Commission on Aging Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions Area: Rockville Age: Seniors More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

ABCs of Starting a Business
15901 Excalibur Rd Bowie, MD 20716 Thursday, December 13, 2018, 9:30am – 12:30pm Discover what it really takes to start your own business. This workshop lays the foundation for starting up your very own business in the state of Maryland! Topics addressed in this workshop include: Advance Planning -Assessing if entrepreneurship is right for you -Conducting market research -Calculating start-up costs Build Your Business -Determining business structure and registering your business both at the federal and state levels -Choosing a business name -Marketing your business -Building a support team Corporate Formalities & Legal Considerations -Legal considerations such as trademarks, resident agents, and foreign qualifications Category: Business

Writing a Winning Business Plan
AdvantEdge 5335 Wisconsin Avenue NWSuite 640Metro Center RoomWashington, DC 20015 Thursday, December 13, 2018, 9:30am – 4pm Have you struggled to write a business plan, even knowing that it is your road map to success? Your business plan is a key to starting a business, getting a loan or raising money from investors.  This workshop helps you prepare a professional business plan. All the elements of the business plan are taught by experienced small business instructors.  You will also participate in a case study and come away with financial templates you can use in your plan. This is a full day workshop. Category: Business

WSM Mock Interviews
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Training RoomSilver Spring, MD Thursday, December 13, 2018, 10am – 12pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Camille McKenzie Contact Phone: 202-534-9758 Contact Email: cmckenzie@worksourcemontgomery.com

Recreational Swim 11am - 2:30pm
Thursday, December 13, 2018, 11am – 2:30pm New earlier start time for Recreation Swim at KSAC.  Join us from 11am - 2:30pm.   MCR Facilities: Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center Category: Parks & Recreation

Smart Start Your Business Workshop
7100 Baltimore Ave, Suite 401, College Park MD 20740-3640 Thursday, December 13, 2018, 1 – 5pm The Smart Start Your Business workshop is one in a series of three workshops highly recommended for new start-up businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls, explore the feasibility of your idea and increase chances for success! Professional presentations will be made by an attorney, an accountant, a banker and an insurance professional. Discover how to:Legally define your business and register your business name.Keep proper financial records and report taxes.Assess the insurance requirements needed to safeguard your business and personal assets.Evaluate alternatives for accessing investment and working capitalKnowledge is power in the business arena. So as you begin your business venture, be sure you are prepared with the facts and resources needed to legally run and successfully compete in your industry. To assist you, the Smart Start workshop also reviews relevant Maryland business law and provides an overview of the marketing resources available through the Corridor Region SBDC. Category: Business

WSM - Small Business Administration "The Art of the Side Hustle"
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Training RoomSilver Spring, MD Thursday, December 13, 2018, 1 – 3pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Camille McKenzie Contact Phone: 202-534-9758 Contact Email: cmckenzie@worksourcemontgomery.com

Tai Chi
Long Branch Library8800 Garland AvenueSilver Spring, MD 20901 Thursday, December 13, 2018, 2 – 3pm Integral Tai Chi is a series of exercises, relaxation technique and meditation that combine Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and meditation into a self-healing system that integrates body, mind and spirit. Participants start with a warm up before the movement exercises and then follow up with a cool down, relaxation, and meditation.  Avoid eating right before class because it is difficult to exercise with a full stomach.  Please wear comfortable clothing for stretching and moving.  Bring a yoga/ exercise mat, water, and a towel.  Please arrive 5 minutes early. All Tai Chi classes are free and open to the public. Category: Seniors Age: Seniors Area: East County, Silver Spring Contact Phone: 240-777-0910 or 301-565-7662

DHHS Parent Youth Engagement Group
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Large Conference RoomSilver Spring, MD Thursday, December 13, 2018, 3 – 4:30pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Contact Name: Danielle Alvarado-Davis Contact Phone: 240-777-3496 Contact Email: Danielle.Alvarado-Davis@montgomerycountymd.gov

Financial Capability and Credit Building Workshop
LEDC - Wheaton 11002 Veirs Mill Rd503Wheaton, MD 20902 Thursday, December 13, 2018, 4 – 6pm Category: Business

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes
Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220Wheaton, MD 20902 Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6 – 8pm Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors Area: MidCounty, Silver Spring Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940 Cost: Gratis/Free

Caregiving & Dementia: Understanding Responsive Behaviors
Olney Community Library, 3500 Olney Laytonsville Road, Olney Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30pm These short presentations introduce the concept of purposeful engagement for people living with cognitive impairment and provide effective guidance for the caregiver when faced with behavior challenges. The easy to implement suggestions integrate Montessori for Aging principles with dementia care best practices research. We will view and discuss both parts of this series Part 1 - Introduces challenges associated with dementia, approaches that can support purposeful engagement in the home, and how caregivers can better understand the unique capacity of their loved one. Part 2  Provides practical guidance on how to establish a planned home environment that is person centered, with opportunities for the person living with dementia to participate in activities they enjoy and contribute to their home community. Caregiving & Dementia: Understanding Responsive Behaviors is a two-part series developed by Jennifer Brush, Program Director, The National Center for Montessori and Aging at Crossway Community, in partnership with Montgomery County Marylands Caregiver Support Program. Registration Required: www.eventbrite.com& Category: Community Events, Educational Class, Health, Seniors Age: Adult, Seniors Area: All Contact Name: Lylie (Lynette) Fisher Contact Phone: 240-777-3037 Contact Email: lylie.fisher@montgomerycountymd.gov Cost: FREE More info: www.eventbrite.com&

Fire and Emergency Services Commission
100 Edison Park Drive, 1st Floor Conf RoomGaithersburg, Maryland Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7 – 8pm Monthly Fire and Emergency Services Commission Meetings as required by County Code. Contact Email: George.Giebel@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: George Giebel Contact Phone: 240-777-2408 Boards: Fire and Emergency Services Commission Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions

Second Thursday Silver Spring Dance
Silver Spring Civic BuildingOne Veterans PlaceSilver Spring, MD 20910 Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7 – 10pm Join us for the Second Thursday Silver Spring Dance: Contras, Circles & Squares in the Great Hall at the Spring Civic Building. Free parking is available after 7 p.m. in the parking garage across the street at 801 Ellsworth Drive. 7:00-7:30 p.m: Introductory lesson 7:30-10 p.m: Dancing (refreshment break at 8:45pm) FREE for first time participants; $5 for students and low to no-income; $8 for members of FSGW; $10 general admission. 2018 Schedule July 12 Devine Comedy with John Devine, Marty Taylor, Steve Hickman Caller: DeLaura Padovan August  9 David Knight and Dave Wiesler Caller: Anna Rain Sept. 13 Le Vent du Nord Caller: Megan Downes Oct. 11 Frog Hammer Caller: Andrea Nettleton Nov. 8 The Organic Family Band Caller: Sargon de Jesus Dec. 13 Eloise & Company: Owen Morrison, Becky Tracy, Rachel Bell Caller: Sonya Kaufman Co-presented by Carpe Diem Arts and Montgomery County Recreation in partnership with Folklore Society of Greater Washington (FSGW) and Washington Revels with support from our media sponsor, Takoma Radio. Category: Community Events, Parks & Recreation Age: Kids, Teens, Adult, Seniors, Family Area: Silver Spring Contact Name: Busy Graham Contact Phone: 301-466-0183 Cost: Free to $10, see description for more details More info: carpediemarts.org&

GSA Schedules 101 Workshop
Arlington Economic Development Office 1100 North Glebe RoadSuite 1500Arlington, VA 22201 Friday, December 14, 2018, 9:30am – 12:30pm Find out how to join 17,000+ companies on the GSA schedules. Topics include the advantages of GSA schedules, ordering methodologies, how to win business with a Schedule, working with contracting officers, schedule maintenance, and teaming. Category: Business

Plan de Negocios Exitoso
51 Monroe Street, Suite PE-20 Rockville, MD 20850 Friday, December 14, 2018, 10am – 1pm Un Plan de Negocio es el guía que usted necesita para dirigir su negocio en la dirección correcta y además es un componente esencial de éxito. Este documento es también un elemento clave para asegurar financiamiento bancario o la participación de potenciales inversionistas. Escribir un Plan de Negocios, requiere de un análisis integral que usted podrá aprender en detalle durante este curso. Los tópicos que incluiremos: -La misión de la empresa, la visión del negocio y los valores corporativos -Investigación y Análisis del mercado y de la industria -Estableceremos Metas claras y realistas en el mercadeo de su negocio -Estructura organizacional de su negocio y también analizaremos los procesos y operaciones más relevantes de su negocio -Análisis Financiero y Proyecciones de ventas -Aspectos básicos de la contabilidad y el cumplimiento de los pequeños negocios ** Queremos entrenar a: Pequeños empresarios que se encuentren en la etapa de arranque y para aquellos que están en la etapa previa al emprendimiento. Category: Business

Light Up the Holidays Light Bulb Swap!
Schweinhaut Senior Center1000 Forest Glen RD, Silver Spring, 20901 Friday, December 14, 2018, 12 – 2:30pm 12pm - 1:30 pm Light Bulb Swap 1:30pm - 2:30pm Make Your Own Recycled Light Bulb Ornament Arts + Crafts In partnership with the Department of Environmental Protections Swap your old light bulbs for up to 3 new LED bulbs for free! Just bring in your old or expired CFL + incandescent bulbs and we'll recycle them for you. After the swap, join us for an arts and craft project to turn the old bulbs into seasonal ornaments for the holidays. Free, no pre-registration required. Category: Community Events, Environmental Protection, Holidays, Parks & Recreation, Seniors Age: Seniors Area: Silver Spring

Quickbooks | SBC-6370
La Plata College of Southern Maryland 8730 Mitchell Rd Saturday, December 15, 2018, 9am – 3pm Discover how this user-friendly software program can make small business recordkeeping fast and easy. Alternating lecture and hands-on computer exercises will provide an overview of the many features of QuickBooks. Find out how its applications can streamline business processes. Learn how to create a new company and to work with customer transactions, vendor transactions, and bank accounts, as well as generating basic financial reports and customizing invoices. Category: Business

GilChrist English Languages Class
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Large Conf RoomSilver Spring, MD Saturday, December 15, 2018, 9am – 1pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Josephine Garnem Contact Phone: 240-777-8401 Contact Email: josephine.garnem@montgomerycountymd.gov

MC Communication Skills for Child Care Professional Class
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Training RoomSilver Spring, MD Saturday, December 15, 2018, 10am – 2:30pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Grace Karambiri Contact Phone: 301-802-5442 Contact Email: grace.karambiri@montgomerycollege.edu

Womens Reentry Support Group
Rockville Library 21 Maryland AveRockville, MD Saturday, December 15, 2018, 10:30am – 12pm Category: Community Events Contact Name: Amy Meldau Contact Phone: (240) 777-8300 Contact Email: Amy.Meldau@montgomerycountymd.gov

Santa's Holiday Workshop
Holiday Park Senior Center3950 Ferrara DriveWheaton, MD 20906 Saturday, December 15, 2018, 12 – 2pm Join Montgomery County Recreation at Santa's Holiday Workshop! This event will take place from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday December 15, 2018. For families of individuals with disabilities. Have your picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The elves will lead fun craft activities and games in a sensory friendly environment. Pizza will be served. Registration is required for each person attending. Register online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org with Activity 53218. For more information call 240-777-6870 or visit www.mocorec.com. Category: Community Events, Parks & Recreation Age: Kids, Teens, Adult, Seniors, Family Area: MidCounty Contact Phone: 240-777-6870 Cost: Free More info: www.mocorec.com

GilChrist Workshop
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Large Conference RoomSilver Spring, MD Saturday, December 15, 2018, 2 – 4pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Josephine Garnem Contact Phone: 240-777-8401 Contact Email: josephine.garnem@montgomerycountymd.gov

Family Gingerbread House Workshop
Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave, 1st floor lobby meeting room Saturday, December 15, 2018, 2 – 4pm Get in the holiday spirit and construct your own mini gingerbread house with your family and friends! Age 10 and up. All materials supplied. Free, but registration is required at 240-777-0140 or online. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Rockville Memorial Chapter. Category: Community Events Age: Family Area: Rockville Contact Name: Rockville Memorial Library Contact Phone: 240-777-0140 Contact Email: askalibrarian@montgomerycountymd.gov Cost: Free More info: bit.ly&

County Executive - Marc Elrich To Host Public Listening Sessions
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School4301 East West Highway, Bethesda Saturday, December 15, 2018, 3 – 4:30pm County Executive Marc Elrich has scheduled additional listening sessions to provide Montgomery County residents and stakeholders opportunity to have their voices heard. Four listening sessions have been held, thus far. Those occurred in Germantown, Silver Spring, Olney and Takoma Park. A session in Potomac was postponed due to weather and a session in Poolesville already was on the schedule. Three additional listening sessions are now scheduled for Bethesda, Potomac, and Kensington. Sign language and interpreter services will be provided upon request with notice as far in advance as possible. If these or other services or aids are needed to participate at the listening sessions, please call 240-777-0311 or email a request to marcelrichtransition@montgomerycountymd.gov Category: Community Events, County Executive Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase More info: www2.montgomerycountymd.gov&

An Afternoon with Santa
Sunday, December 16, 2018, 12 – 2pm Come enjoy an afternoon with Santa. Kids can enjoy arts & crafts, cookie decorating, a holiday movie and more. Please bring your own camera to take photos with Santa. Lunch will be provided. On-site registration on day of event. Cost per person is $5.00, cash only. For more information please call (240) 777-4970 MCR Facilities: Marilyn J. Praisner Community Center Category: Community Events, Holidays, Parks & Recreation Age: Kids, Teens, Adult, Seniors, Family Area: East County, Silver Spring More info: www.mocorec.com

Become A YouTube Creator (for Beginners)
Arlington Economic Development Office 1100 North Glebe RoadSuite 1500Arlington, VA 22201 Monday, December 17, 2018, 9:30am – 12:30pm Does the thought of creating videos make you sweat? Have you always wanted to start using YouTube, but don't know where to begin? Then, let me show you how to get started in this hands-on YouTube workshop. If you're new to YouTube and want to create your own channel, let me help you learn how to create and upload your first video. What we will cover: Learn how to set up and brand your YouTube channel.What channel art is and how to design your own.How to create your videos and a channel trailer (and why it matters).Why and how to optimize your videos.How to create a unique subscriber link to get people to subscribe to your channel. Prerequisites: " This is a hands-on workshop, therefore you MUST BRING YOUR LAPTOP AND MOBILE PHONE;" Basic PC/mobile phone skills and internet knowledge are required;" You must have a working Gmail account and know the password;" If you already have a YouTube account, you must know the email address password;" Optional: Please bring your headshot, business photos, company logo and other graphics you'd like to use on your YouTube channel -- on a flash drive (or on your computer) *NOTE: This is a beginner's workshop. We will not be discussing YouTube Live. Category: Business

Referral-Based Marketing - Strategies and Tactics
SBA 409 3RD STREET, SWWashington, DC 20024 Monday, December 17, 2018, 9:30am – 12:30pm When you think about how to be more effective at marketing, do you think about how to make referrals an important part of your plan? Using your own business, you will identify your strengths and confront any personal obstacles you may with regard to marketing. We facilitate you in building a targeted list of potential customers and referral sources. You will learn specific strategies for promoting your business to customers and referral sources. You will measure the potential impact of your marketing efforts, and how to improve them. When you are finished with the workshop, you will have built an action plan for marketing yourself and your business. This is a ½ day, hands-on marketing workshop for entrepreneurs, small business owners, the self-employed, and professional and personal services providers who depend mostly on referrals for business. The workshop format includes exercises and group discussion. Category: Business

WSM Resume Clinic
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Computer LabSilver Spring, MD Monday, December 17, 2018, 11am – 1pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Camille McKenzie Contact Phone: 202-534-9758 Contact Email: cmckenzie@worksourcemontgomery.com

Board of Electrical Examiners
255 Rockville Pike 2nd Floor - Seneca Conference Rm.Rockville, MD 20850 Monday, December 17, 2018, 4 – 5pm Boards: Board of Electrical Examiners Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions

Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board Meeting
Upcounty Regional Services Center12900 Middlebrook Road, Room AGermantown, MD 20874 Monday, December 17, 2018, 7 – 9pm Contact Email: linda.cooper@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Linda Cooper Contact Phone: 240-777-8048 Boards: Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, Regional Services Area: Upcounty Age: Adult

UCAB Citizen Advisory Board Meeting
Upcounty Regional Service Center12900 Middlebrook RD, Conference Room AGermantown, MD Monday, December 17, 2018, 7 – 9pm Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, Regional Services Age: Adult Area: Upcounty Contact Name: Linda Cooper Contact Phone: 240-777-8048 Contact Email: linda.cooper@montgomerycountymd.gov

Chesapeake Farm to Table: A presentation for Montgomery county Table Crop Farmers
Ag History Farm Park18410 Muncaster RoadDerwood, MD 20855 Monday, December 17, 2018, 7 – 8pm Beckie Gurley will share about their successes and lessons learned in connecting small-scale farmers in the Upper Chesapeake Bay Region to local individual, retail, wholesale, and institutional buyers and restaurants. Information will also be available for farmers to learn about a new tax credit opportunity. Light dinner and refreshments will be provided. Category: Community Events, Educational Class Age: Adult Area: Rockville Contact Name: Catherine Nardi Contact Email: cnardi@mocofoodcouncil.org Cost: Free

Chesapeake Farm to Table: A presentation for Montgomery county Table Crop Farmers
Ag History Farm Park18410 Muncaster RoadDerwood, MD 20855 Monday, December 17, 2018, 7 – 8pm Beckie Gurley will share about their successes and lessons learned in connecting small-scale farmers in the Upper Chesapeake Bay Region to local individual, retail, wholesale, and institutional buyers and restaurants. Information will also be available for farmers to learn about a new tax credit opportunity. Light dinner and refreshments will be provided. Category: Community Events, Educational Class Age: Adult Area: Rockville Contact Name: Catherine Nardi Contact Email: cnardi@mocofoodcouncil.org Cost: Free

County Executive - Marc Elrich To Host Public Listening Sessions
Churchill High School11300 Gainsborough Rd, Potomac Monday, December 17, 2018, 7:30 – 9pm County Executive Marc Elrich has scheduled additional listening sessions to provide Montgomery County residents and stakeholders opportunity to have their voices heard. Four listening sessions have been held, thus far. Those occurred in Germantown, Silver Spring, Olney and Takoma Park. A session in Potomac was postponed due to weather and a session in Poolesville already was on the schedule. Three additional listening sessions are now scheduled for Bethesda, Potomac, and Kensington. Sign language and interpreter services will be provided upon request with notice as far in advance as possible. If these or other services or aids are needed to participate at the listening sessions, please call 240-777-0311 or email a request to marcelrichtransition@montgomerycountymd.gov Category: Community Events, County Executive Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase More info: www2.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Gita Jayanti
Montgomery County, MD Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Celebrates birthday of Bhagvad Gita, the sacred text of the Hindus Category: Holidays

Accounting Compliance for Small Business
Maryland Womens Business Center (Montgomery County)51 Monroe Street, Suite PE-20 Rockville, MD 20850 Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 9 – 11:30am Overwhelmed by the various accounting compliance requirements? As a business owner, you need to know the appropriate regulations for your industry as well as requirements imposed and enforced by a state and federal authorities. This workshop, led by a Certified Public Accountant, addresses accounting compliance on topics such as labor practices, safety procedures, storage of financial records and record keeping. Category: Business

Tax Compliance for Small Business
51 Monroe Street, Suite PE-20, Rockville MD 20850-2482 Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 9 – 11:30am Overwhelmed by the various tax compliance requirements? As a business owner, you need to know the appropriate regulations for your industry as well as requirements imposed and enforced by a state and federal authorities. This workshop, led by a Certified Public Accountant, addresses what your company should be doing to comply and what your company can do capitalize on tax savings. *Target Audience: Start-Up - new small businesses with an established Federal EIN Category: Business Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors Area: Rockville Contact Name: Kate Vendemio Contact Phone: 3013158091 Contact Email: kate@marylandwbc.org Cost: $25.00 More info: mdwbc.ecenterdirect.com&

Understanding Your Financial Documents
Maryland Womens Business Center (Prince Georges County)Bowie State University, 14000 Jericho Park Rd, Bowie Business Innovation Center, Room 2312 Bowie, MD 20715 Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 9:30am – 12:30pm Understanding your financial numbers is critical to any business but especially to a small business trying to keep cash flowing. Topics addressed in this workshop include: -Understanding of cash flow projections and budgeting -Developing forecasts and a one-year cash flow projection -Reading and interpreting an income statement and balance sheet Category: Business

WSM Increasing my Skillset
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Training RoomSilver Spring, MD Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 10am – 12pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Camille McKenzie Contact Phone: 202-534-9758 Contact Email: cmckenzie@worksourcemontgomery.com

Recreational Swim 11am - 2:30pm
Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 11am – 2:30pm New earlier start time for Recreation Swim at KSAC.  Join us from 11am - 2:30pm.   MCR Facilities: Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center Category: Parks & Recreation

Holiday Waste Reduction, Reuse & Recycling Display at the Garden of Lights
Brookside Gardens1800 Glenallan AvenueWheaton, MD 20902 Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 5:30 – 9:30pm Learn how to reduce, reuse, recycle and buy recycled during the holiday season and beyond. Reusable bags will be distributed. Category: Environmental Protection, Recycling Contact Name: Alan Pultyniewicz Contact Phone: 2407776480 Contact Email: alan.pultyniewicz@montgomerycountymd.gov More info: www.montgomeryparks.org&

Commission on Veterans Affairs
Health & Human Services Building, 401 Hungerford Drive, 1st Floor Conference Room, Rockville, MD 20850 Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 6 – 8pm The Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs was established by County legislation in 2008 with the goal of the Commission to provide advice to the Executive and Council on the status of programs and services related to the needs of Veterans. Veterans have made an important contribution to the community by their service in the Armed Forces of this Nation, and Montgomery County is committed to showing its commitment and support for all veterans and their families. All meetings are open to the public. Free parking is available in front of building. Rockville metro is one block south of building. Sign language interpreter services will be provided only upon request with notice as far in advance as possible, but no less than 3 full business days advance notice, prior to the day of the event. Alternative formats of this document are available upon request as far in advance as possible. If you need other services or accommodations to participate in this activity, please call Betsy Luecking at 240- 777-1256 (V) or via MD Relay at 711. Or, you may send a request via email to Betsy.Luecking@montgomerycountymd.gov. Taking these steps will help us have sufficient time to best meet your needs Contact Email: betsy.luecking@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Betsy Luecking Contact Phone: 240-777-1256 Boards: Commission on Veterans Affairs Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Gilchrist BCCC (Citizenship Class)
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Large Conference RoomSilver Spring, MD 20904 Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 6 – 9pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Josephine Garnem Contact Phone: 240-777-8406 Contact Email: jospehine.garnem@montgomerycountymd.gov

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes
Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220Wheaton, MD 20902 Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 6 – 8pm Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors Area: MidCounty, Silver Spring Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940 Cost: Gratis/Free

Introduction to family caregiving supports
Silver Spring Library Small Meeting Room, 900 Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring(free parking available at the Wayne Avenue Parking Garage Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30pm ntroduction to family caregiving supportsAre new to being a family caregiver or feeling the need for more supports. This session will help you better understand what supports are available in Montgomery County and explain you can get connected with peer to peer resources and community based programs. Open to family, friends, spouses and neighbors. By attending this program you will learn: -why caregiver support groups are so valuable and what to expect -how adult medical day programs can improve the long term health of both the caregiver and their loved one -free local caregiver supports Category: Community Events, Educational Class, Health, Seniors Age: Adult, Seniors Area: All Contact Name: Lylie (Lynette) Fisher Contact Phone: 240-777-3037 Contact Email: lylie.fisher@montgomerycountymd.gov Cost: FREE More info: www.eventbrite.com&

Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board Meeting
Mid-County Community Recreation Center2004 Queensguard Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906 Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 7 – 8:45pm The Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board  (MCCAB) serves as Montgomery County's bridge to the 220,000 residents and businesses spread throughout the 99 square miles of the Mid-County area of Montgomery County. The Board provides advice and recommendations to the County Executive on policy and budget issues, planning and goal setting procedures, and legislative matters; educates the community on governmental structures and services; and acts as a facilitator to foster solutions to community problems, needs, and issues. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions Age: Kids, Teens, Adult, Seniors, Family Area: MidCounty Contact Name: Kevin Jackson Contact Phone: 240-777-8104 Contact Email: kevin.jackson@montgomerycountymd.gov More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Intro to Women's Self-Defense
Wisconsin Place Community Rec Center5311 Friendship Boulevard Chevy Chase, MD Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 7 – 9pm This 2-hour self-defense class will teach participants basic techniques that may reduce risk of exposure to violence. The class also teaches participants introductory physical aspects of self-defense.This workshop is sponsored by the Montgomery County Commission for Women and led by Holly and Anthony Solano, certified R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense system) self-defense instructors. Please note: This is an introductory defense class. Classes MAY be canceled if attendance minimum is not reached. If a class is canceled, participants will be notified via e-mail. This class is open to women only. Contact Name: Merci Wolff Contact Phone: 240-777-8302 Contact Email: merci.wolff@montgomerycountymd.gov Cost: $10 More info: selfdefense2018.eventbrite.com

Agricultural Advisory Committee Meeting
Upcounty Regional Services Center - Room A12900 Middlebrook RoadGermantown, Maryland 20874 Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 7 – 8:30pm Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions Age: Adult Area: Upcounty Contact Name: Jeremy Criss Contact Phone: 301-590-2830 Contact Email: jeremy.criss@montgomerycountymd.gov Cost: free More info: montgomerycountymd.gov&

WSM Goal Chasing
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Training RoomSilver Spring, MD Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 10am – 12pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Camille McKenzie Contact Phone: 202-534-9758 Contact Email: cmckenzie@worksourcemontgomery.com

Jingle Bell Breakfast
Long Branch Senior Center8700 Piney Branch RoadSilver Spring, MD 20901 Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 10:30am – 12:30pm We will be serving a breakfast with eggs, sausage, pastries, juice, tea and  coffee. Following the meal will be a holiday sing along with piano accompaniment. Free. There will also be 2 craft tables with  supplies and instructions for making a holiday gift. $1.00 charge for each gift. Category: Parks & Recreation, Seniors Age: Seniors Area: East County

Montgomery County Government Toastmasters
Ozone Room Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 12 – 1pm Category: Educational Class

Webinar: Building Effective Partnerships
Free of Charge-Registration Required Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 12 – 1pm Category: Business

Cable Compliance Commission
Executive Office Building (EOB)101 Monroe Street, 9th Floor Large Conference RoomRockville, MD 20850 Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 4:30 – 6:30pm The Cable Compliance Commission (CCC) adjudicates subscriber complaints involving customer cable service or any other product or service. Contact Email: heather.elliott@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Heather Elliott Contact Phone: 240-777-2857 Boards: Cable Compliance Commission Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Commission on People with Disabilities Steering Committee Meeting
Health & Human Services Building, 401 Hungerford Drive, 1st Floor Conference Room, Rockville, MD 20850 Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 5:30 – 7pm Monthly planning meeting of the Commission on People with Disabilities. The Commission advises the County government on the coordination and development of policies for people with disabilities. The County Executive appoints Commission members subject to confirmation by the County Council. The Commission advises the County Executive and the County Council on the needs and concerns of the County's residents who have psychiatric, developmental, physical or sensory disabilities.The Commission will make all reasonable good faith efforts to provide accommodations, aides, services, or barrier removal to enable all members and meeting participants full inclusion. Accommodations are provided upon request with advance notice. Please make your request as early as possible, at least three full working days in advance of the meeting. To make a request, please call 240-777-1246 (v), MD relay 711 or e-mail DHHSWebsite@montgomerycountymd.gov. Contact Email: betsy.luecking@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Betsy Luecking Contact Phone: 240-777-1256 Boards: Commission on People with Disabilities Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes
Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220Wheaton, MD 20902 Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 6 – 8pm Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors Area: MidCounty, Silver Spring Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940 Cost: Gratis/Free

Commission on Aging, Executive Committee
7300 Calhoun PlaceSuite 600, Conf. Rm. 6BRockville, MD 20855 Thursday, December 20, 2018, 9:30 – 11:30am The Commission on Aging (COA) serves as an advocate for the health, safety and well-being of the County's older residents. The Commission supports both safety net services for the frail elderly and programs to meet the interests and needs of older adults who want to age in their communities. The COA identifies significant issues where its voice on the needs of seniors can make a difference. Boards: Commission on Aging Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, Seniors Area: Rockville Age: Seniors More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Develop a Marketing Plan for Small Business
Maryland Womens Business Center (Prince Georges County)Bowie State University, 14000 Jericho Park Rd, Bowie Business Innovation Center, Room 2312 Bowie, MD 20715 Thursday, December 20, 2018, 9:30am – 12:30pm Marketing your products or services is a critical component of a successful business and differentiates your company from the competition. During this workshop, you will create a step-by-step plan to develop a marketing strategy, including: -Crafting your marketing goals -Identifying the ideal target audience -Researching competition -Setting a realistic budget Category: Business

WSM Freelance for Creatives
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Training RoomSilver Spring, MD Thursday, December 20, 2018, 10am – 12pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Camille McKenzie Contact Phone: 202-534-9758 Contact Email: cmckenzie@worksourcemontgomery.com

Recreational Swim 11am - 2:30pm
Thursday, December 20, 2018, 11am – 2:30pm New earlier start time for Recreation Swim at KSAC.  Join us from 11am - 2:30pm.   MCR Facilities: Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center Category: Parks & Recreation

Tai Chi
Long Branch Library8800 Garland AvenueSilver Spring, MD 20901 Thursday, December 20, 2018, 2 – 3pm Integral Tai Chi is a series of exercises, relaxation technique and meditation that combine Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and meditation into a self-healing system that integrates body, mind and spirit. Participants start with a warm up before the movement exercises and then follow up with a cool down, relaxation, and meditation.  Avoid eating right before class because it is difficult to exercise with a full stomach.  Please wear comfortable clothing for stretching and moving.  Bring a yoga/ exercise mat, water, and a towel.  Please arrive 5 minutes early. All Tai Chi classes are free and open to the public. Category: Seniors Age: Seniors Area: East County, Silver Spring Contact Phone: 240-777-0910 or 301-565-7662

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes
Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220Wheaton, MD 20902 Thursday, December 20, 2018, 6 – 8pm Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors Area: MidCounty, Silver Spring Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940 Cost: Gratis/Free

Financing Your Small Business
La Plata College of Southern Maryland 8730 Mitchell Rd Thursday, December 20, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30pm Whether you are starting a new business or expanding a successful existing business, it is essential to know the financial sources that are available to you. Evaluate sources of business financing to determine which would best serve your needs. Prepare for the process of securing business financing; identify the lender?s considerations in granting credit. Discuss federal, state and local loan/loan guarantee programs. Prepare yourself to work with an SBDC counselor to finalize your business plan and loan application. Category: Business

**NO MEETING** Montgomery County Bicycle Action Group (MCBAG) monthly meeting
EOB 9th Floor Conference Room101 Monroe StreetRockville, MD 20855 Thursday, December 20, 2018, 7 – 8pm Here are the dates: February 15, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, August  NO MEETING September 20, October 18. November 15. Please note, there will be no meeting in August. Thank you. Category: Transportation Age: Adult Area: Rockville Contact Name: Patricia Shepherd Contact Phone: 240-777-7231 Contact Email: Patricia.shepherd@montgomerycountymd.gov Cost: None

County Executive - Marc Elrich To Host Public Listening Sessions
Einstein High School11135 Newport Mill Rd, Kensington Thursday, December 20, 2018, 7:30 – 9pm County Executive Marc Elrich has scheduled additional listening sessions to provide Montgomery County residents and stakeholders opportunity to have their voices heard. Four listening sessions have been held, thus far. Those occurred in Germantown, Silver Spring, Olney and Takoma Park. A session in Potomac was postponed due to weather and a session in Poolesville already was on the schedule. Three additional listening sessions are now scheduled for Bethesda, Potomac, and Kensington. Sign language and interpreter services will be provided upon request with notice as far in advance as possible. If these or other services or aids are needed to participate at the listening sessions, please call 240-777-0311 or email a request to marcelrichtransition@montgomerycountymd.gov Category: Community Events, County Executive Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase More info: www2.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Yaldaa
Montgomery County, MD Friday, December 21, 2018 This ceremony on the eve of the winter solstice is traced to the myth of the combat between the forces of light against the forces of darkness. From this day onward, the good forces of light triumph as the days grow longer. Also considered to be the re-birth of the Sun, the celebration involves telling fairy tales and stories, recitation of poetry, the serving of traditional fare including nuts, and the lighting of a bonfire (if permitted). Category: Holidays

Develop a Marketing Plan for Small Business
51 Monroe Street, Suite PE-20, Rockville MD 20850-2482 Friday, December 21, 2018, 10am – 12pm Marketing your products or services is a critical component of a successful business and differentiates your company from the competition. During this workshop, you will create a step-by-step plan to develop a marketing strategy, including: crafting your marketing goals; identifying the ideal target audience; researching competition; setting a realistic budget *Intended Audience: Pre-venture, Start-up Category: Business Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors Area: Rockville Contact Name: Martha Jimenez Contact Phone: 3013158091 Contact Email: martha@marylandwbc.org Cost: $25.00 More info: mdwbc.ecenterdirect.com&

WSM Resume Clinic
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Computer LabSilver Spring, MD Monday, December 24, 2018, 11am – 1pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Camille McKenzie Contact Phone: 202-534-9758 Contact Email: cmckenzie@worksourcemontgomery.com

Christmas Day
Montgomery County, MD Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Christmas is a Christian holiday held on December 25 which celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Eastern Orthodox Churches, which use the Julian Calendar to determine feast days, celebrate on January 7 by the Gregorian Calendar. The name originates from the Old English Christes Mĉsse, or Christ's Mass, and the present spelling for Christmas is thought to have come into use around the 16th century. Christmas is celebrated throughout the world and is marked by different festivities including decorating fir trees, singing carols, and attending church services. Some churches practice their most elaborate festivals on January 6 (Epiphany), and in parts of the United States, this date has been observed as "Old Christmas" or "Little Christmas." Montgomery County government will observe this holiday. Category: Holidays

CLOSED: Recycling/Trash drop-offs at Transfer Station
16101 Frederick RdDerwood, MD 20855 Tuesday, December 25, 2018 The Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station and the Recycling Center are closed today, December 25, 2018, for Christmas Day. = = = Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/sws/holidays to - sign up for email or text holiday reminders and recycling/trash collection service changes - see holiday service details Category: Environmental Protection, Recycling More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

No recycling/trash pickups on 12/25/2018
Tuesday, December 25, 2018 See holiday service details: www.montgomerycountymd.gov& Sign up for service notifications customized for your address: www2.montgomerycountymd.gov& Category: Environmental Protection, Recycling Collection Day: Tuesday More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

One-On-One Housing Counseling & Assistance
Asian-American Homeownership Counseling12320 Parklawn Drive, #239Rockville, MD 20852 Tuesday, December 25, 2018 One-on-one counseling on all housing related issues & financial education. Everyone is welcome on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVP is recommended. Category: Community Events, Regional Services Age: Adult, Seniors Area: MidCounty Contact Phone: (301) 760-7636 Contact Email: counseling@aa-hc.org Cost: Free More info: www.aa-hc.org

Rustic Roads Advisory Committee
Executive Office Building, RockvilleDGS Large Conference Room, 9th Floor Tuesday, December 25, 2018, 6 – 8pm The Rustic Roads Program is overseen by the Rustic Roads Advisory Committee (RRAC) and three agencies. The RRAC is comprised of seven citizen members who are appointed by the County Executive; they review and advise the County Executive, County Council, Planning Board, Department of Transportation, Department of Permitting Services and other county agencies on matters concerning rustic roads. Members review and comment upon roadway classifications, policies, regulations, and promote public awareness of the Rustic Roads Program. Contact Name: Michael Knapp Contact Phone: 240-777-6335 Boards: Rustic Roads Advisory Committee Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions Area: Rockville More info: montgomeryplanning.org&

Gilchrist BCCC (Citizenship Class)
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Large Conference RoomSilver Spring, MD 20904 Tuesday, December 25, 2018, 6 – 9pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Josephine Garnem Contact Phone: 240-777-8406 Contact Email: jospehine.garnem@montgomerycountymd.gov

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes
Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220Wheaton, MD 20902 Tuesday, December 25, 2018, 6 – 8pm Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors Area: MidCounty, Silver Spring Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940 Cost: Gratis/Free

Kwanzaa
Montgomery County, MD Wednesday, December 26, 2018 – Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Kwanzaa (or Kwaanza) meaning first fruits in Swahili, is a week-long secular holiday honoring African American heritage, observed from December 26 to January 1 each year, by African Americans in the United States of America. Kwanzaa consists of seven days of celebration, featuring activities such as candle-lighting, singing, and culminating in a thanksgiving feast and gift-giving. It was founded by Ron "Maulana" Karenga, and first celebrated from December 26, 1966, to January 1, 1967. Karenga calls Kwanzaa the African American branch of "first fruits" celebrations of classical African cultures. Category: Holidays

Tuesday's recycling/trash pickups will be made 12/26/2018
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 See holiday service details: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&  Sign up for service notifications customized for your address: www2.montgomerycountymd.gov& Category: Environmental Protection, Recycling Collection Day: Tuesday More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

WSM You Have a Job Now What?
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Training RoomSilver Spring, MD Wednesday, December 26, 2018, 10am – 12pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Camille McKenzie Contact Phone: 202-534-9758 Contact Email: cmckenzie@worksourcemontgomery.com

Diabetes Support Group
Holiday Park Senior Center3950 Ferrara Dr.Wheaton, MD 20906 Wednesday, December 26, 2018, 12:30 – 1:30pm Suburban Hospital's Nurse Mary Flynn serves as the Diabetes Support Group facilitator. Come share support, knowledge, and resources. Newcomers welcome.  Category: Health, Seniors Age: Seniors Area: MidCounty, Silver Spring Contact Name: Lena Grayson Contact Phone: 301-942-8523 Cost: Free

Pro Bono (Free) Legal Advice
Ana G. Mendez University System11006 Veirs Mill RoadWheaton, MD 20902 Wednesday, December 26, 2018, 5:30 – 6pm Obtain free legal advice on civil cases. Must be a Montgomery County resident. Offered on the Second and Founth Wednesday of each month, intake starts at 5:30 pm. Please call for more information. Category: Community Events, Educational Class, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors, Family Area: MidCounty Contact Name: Montgomery County Bar Foundation Contact Phone: (301) 424-7651, (301) 424-7652, (301) 424-7633

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes
Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220Wheaton, MD 20902 Wednesday, December 26, 2018, 6 – 8pm Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors Area: MidCounty, Silver Spring Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940 Cost: Gratis/Free

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910Auditorium Wednesday, December 26, 7:30pm – Thursday, December 27, 2018, 1:30am Historic Preservation Commission Meeting Bi-weekly meeting typically scheduled on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. The HPC meetings for 2018 will be held on the following dates: January 10......................July 11 January 23 - Tuesday.....July 25 February 7......................August 15 February 21....................September 5 March 14.........................September 19 March 28.........................October 10 April 10 - Tuesday...........October 24 April 25............................November 14 May 9..............................December 5 May 23............................December 19 June 13 June 27 Contact Email: mcp-historic@montgomeryplanning.org Contact Phone: (301) 563-3400 Boards: Historic Preservation Commission Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, Government Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase, East County, MidCounty, Rockville, Silver Spring, Upcounty Age: Kids, Teens, Adult, Seniors, Family More info: montgomeryplanning.org&

Wednesday's recycling/trash pickups will be made 12/27/2018
Thursday, December 27, 2018 See holiday service details: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&  Sign up for service notifications customized for your address: www2.montgomerycountymd.gov& Category: Environmental Protection, Recycling Collection Day: Wednesday More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

WSM Developing a Healthy Relationship w/Money
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Training RoomSilver Spring, MD Thursday, December 27, 2018, 10am – 12pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Camille McKenzie Contact Phone: 202-534-9758 Contact Email: cmckenzie@worksourcemontgomery.com

Prepare for calm over the holidays
Marilyn J Praisner Branch Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville Thursday, December 27, 2018, 1:30 – 3:30pm Prepare for calm over the holidaysOffered at two locations - attend one or both sessionsWith religious holidays and the end of year season it is a good opportunity to reflect, let go of some tension, connect with other caregivers and learn about helpful supports for caregivers.Tuesday December 11, 6.30pm-8.30pmLocation: White Oak Community Library, 11701 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver SpringandThursday December 27, 1.30pm-3.30pmLocation: Marilyn J Praisner Branch Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, BurtonsvilleRegistration Required: www.eventbrite.com& Category: Community Events, Educational Class, Health, Seniors Age: Adult, Seniors Area: All Contact Name: Lylie (Lynette) Fisher Contact Phone: 240-777-3037 Contact Email: lylie.fisher@montgomerycountymd.gov Cost: FREE More info: www.eventbrite.com&

Tai Chi
Long Branch Library8800 Garland AvenueSilver Spring, MD 20901 Thursday, December 27, 2018, 2 – 3pm Integral Tai Chi is a series of exercises, relaxation technique and meditation that combine Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and meditation into a self-healing system that integrates body, mind and spirit. Participants start with a warm up before the movement exercises and then follow up with a cool down, relaxation, and meditation.  Avoid eating right before class because it is difficult to exercise with a full stomach.  Please wear comfortable clothing for stretching and moving.  Bring a yoga/ exercise mat, water, and a towel.  Please arrive 5 minutes early. All Tai Chi classes are free and open to the public. Category: Seniors Age: Seniors Area: East County, Silver Spring Contact Phone: 240-777-0910 or 301-565-7662

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes
Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220Wheaton, MD 20902 Thursday, December 27, 2018, 6 – 8pm Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors Area: MidCounty, Silver Spring Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940 Cost: Gratis/Free

Thursday's recycling/trash pickups will be made 12/28/2018
Friday, December 28, 2018 See holiday service details: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&  Sign up for service notifications customized for your address: www2.montgomerycountymd.gov& Category: Environmental Protection, Recycling Collection Day: Thursday More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Human Resources Considerations When Growing Your Business
Maryland Womens Business Center (Prince Georges County)Bowie State University, 14000 Jericho Park Rd, Bowie Business Innovation Center, Room 2312 Bowie, MD 20715 Friday, December 28, 2018, 9:30am – 12:30pm Discover what you need to know about Human Resources so that you can create a foundation for future growth. Learn about the infrastructure needed before you hire your first employee, the basics of how to hire, onboard, pay, compensation and benefits. We will discuss performance evaluation, discipline, and terminating employees. Evaluate the risks associated with misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor and how to scale for future growth. Category: Business

Friday's recycling/trash pickups will be made 12/29/2018
Saturday, December 29, 2018 See holiday service details: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&  Sign up for service notifications customized for your address: www2.montgomerycountymd.gov& Category: Environmental Protection, Recycling Collection Day: Friday More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

WSM Resume Clinic
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Computer LabSilver Spring, MD Monday, December 31, 2018, 11am – 1pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Camille McKenzie Contact Phone: 202-534-9758 Contact Email: cmckenzie@worksourcemontgomery.com

Human Rights Commission Meeting
Monday, December 31, 2018, 7pm Category: Environmental Protection Contact Name: James Stowe Contact Email: james.stowe@montgomerycountymd.gov

New Year's Day
Montgomery County, MD Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Montgomery County government will observe this holiday. Category: Holidays More info: www2.montgomerycountymd.gov&

CLOSED: Recycling/Trash drop-offs at Transfer Station
16101 Frederick RdDerwood, MD 20855 Tuesday, January 1, 2019 The Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station and the Recycling Center are closed today, January 1, 2019, for New Year's Day. = = = Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/sws/holidays to - sign up for email or text holiday reminders and recycling/trash collection service changes - see holiday service details Category: Environmental Protection, Recycling More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

No recycling/trash pickups on 1/1/2019
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 See holiday service details: www.montgomerycountymd.gov& Sign up for service notifications customized for your address: www2.montgomerycountymd.gov& Category: Environmental Protection, Recycling Collection Day: Tuesday More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Board of Registration for Building Contractors
COB 100 Maryland Ave. - Rm. 225Rockville, MD 20850 Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 8:30 – 10:30am The Board of Registration for Building Contractors generally meets the 1st Tuesday of every month, except for August. Contact Email: kevin.simpson@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Lee Glass Contact Phone: 240-777-3727 Boards: Board of Registration for Building Contractors Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Gilchrist BCCC (Citizenship Class)
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Large Conference RoomSilver Spring, MD 20904 Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 6 – 9pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Josephine Garnem Contact Phone: 240-777-8406 Contact Email: jospehine.garnem@montgomerycountymd.gov

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes
Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220Wheaton, MD 20902 Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 6 – 8pm Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors Area: MidCounty, Silver Spring Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940 Cost: Gratis/Free

Commission on Landlord-Tenant Affairs > Monthly
1401 Rockville Pike, 4th Fl.Rockville, MD 20852 Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 6:30 – 7:30pm The Commission on Landlord-Tenant Affairs (COLTA) meets the first Tuesday of each month to review cases, decide what will go to hearing, and discuss issues. These meetings are open to the public. Contact Email: Rosie.McCray-Moody@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Rosie McCray-Moody Boards: Commission on Landlord-Tenant Affairs Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions Area: Rockville Age: Adult More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Tuesday's recycling/trash pickups will be made 1/2/2018
Wednesday, January 2, 2019 See holiday service details: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&  Sign up for service notifications customized for your address: www2.montgomerycountymd.gov& Category: Environmental Protection, Recycling Collection Day: Tuesday More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS - Request Reservations for Use of Public Schools between January 2 and no later than February 1, for summer camp program priority
Wednesday, January 2 – Friday, February 1, 2019 Reservation requests for registered summer camp programs desiring to use public school facilities during the summer should submit requests via the high-volume priority use form located at http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cupf/info-other/Wforms/PHVBUR.html no later than February 1 each year in order to receive due priority and advanced placement where applicable.  If you have questions, email our office at cupf@montgomerycountymd.gov or call customer service at 240-777-2725. Category: Business Age: Kids, Teens, Family Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase, East County, MidCounty, Rockville, Silver Spring, Upcounty More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes
Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220Wheaton, MD 20902 Wednesday, January 2, 2019, 6 – 8pm Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors Area: MidCounty, Silver Spring Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940 Cost: Gratis/Free

Commission on Common Ownership Communities > Monthly
1401 Rockville Pike, 4th Fl.Rockville, MD 20852 Wednesday, January 2, 2019, 7 – 9pm The Commission on Common Ownership Communities (CCOC) meets the first Wednesday of each month to review cases, decide what will go to hearing, and discuss issues. These meetings are open to the public. Contact Email: Ifeoluwapo.Fabayo@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Ifeoluwapo "Ife" Fabayo Boards: Commission on Common Ownership Communities Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions Area: Rockville Age: Adult More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

East County Citizens Advisory Board
East County Regional Services Center3300 Briggs Chaney RoadSilver Spring, MD 20904 Wednesday, January 2, 2019, 7 – 9pm Boards: East County Citizens Advisory Board Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions Area: East County Age: Adult

EC Citizen Advisory Board Meeting
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Large Conference RoomSilver Spring, MD Wednesday, January 2, 2019, 7 – 9pm Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Linda Cooper Contact Phone: 240-777-8411 Contact Email: linda.cooper@montgomerycountymd.gov

Wednesday's recycling/trash pickups will be made 1/3/2019
Thursday, January 3, 2019 See holiday service details: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&  Sign up for service notifications customized for your address: www2.montgomerycountymd.gov& Category: Environmental Protection, Recycling Collection Day: Wednesday More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

EC Community Partnership Strategy Meeting
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Board Conf. RoomSilver Spring, MD Thursday, January 3, 2019, 10 – 11:30am Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Linda Cooper Contact Phone: 240-777-8411 Contact Email: linda.cooper@montgomerycountymd.gov

Tai Chi
Long Branch Library8800 Garland AvenueSilver Spring, MD 20901 Thursday, January 3, 2019, 2 – 3pm Integral Tai Chi is a series of exercises, relaxation technique and meditation that combine Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and meditation into a self-healing system that integrates body, mind and spirit. Participants start with a warm up before the movement exercises and then follow up with a cool down, relaxation, and meditation.  Avoid eating right before class because it is difficult to exercise with a full stomach.  Please wear comfortable clothing for stretching and moving.  Bring a yoga/ exercise mat, water, and a towel.  Please arrive 5 minutes early. All Tai Chi classes are free and open to the public. Category: Seniors Age: Seniors Area: East County, Silver Spring Contact Phone: 240-777-0910 or 301-565-7662

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes
Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220Wheaton, MD 20902 Thursday, January 3, 2019, 6 – 8pm Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors Area: MidCounty, Silver Spring Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940 Cost: Gratis/Free

Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board Subcommittee Meeting
Mid-County Community Recreation Center2004 Queensguard Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906 Thursday, January 3, 2019, 7 – 8:45pm The Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board  (MCCAB) serves as Montgomery County's bridge to the 220,000 residents and businesses spread throughout the 99 square miles of the Mid-County area of Montgomery County. The Board provides advice and recommendations to the County Executive on policy and budget issues, planning and goal setting procedures, and legislative matters; educates the community on governmental structures and services; and acts as a facilitator to foster solutions to community problems, needs, and issues. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions Age: Kids, Teens, Adult, Seniors, Family Area: MidCounty Contact Name: Kevin Jackson Contact Phone: 240-777-8104 Contact Email: kevin.jackson@montgomerycountymd.gov More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Thursday's recycling/trash pickups will be made 1/4/2019
Friday, January 4, 2019 See holiday service details: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&  Sign up for service notifications customized for your address: www2.montgomerycountymd.gov& Category: Environmental Protection, Recycling Collection Day: Thursday More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Birth of Guru Gobind Singh
Montgomery County, MD Saturday, January 5, 2019 The birth of the last human Guru (divine teacher) of Sikhs(1666 - 1708) Category: Holidays

Friday's recycling/trash pickups will be made 1/5/2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019 See holiday service details: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&  Sign up for service notifications customized for your address: www2.montgomerycountymd.gov& Category: Environmental Protection, Recycling Collection Day: Friday More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

MC CPR AED and First Aid Training
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Large Conference RoomSilver Spring, MD Saturday, January 5, 2019, 9am – 3pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Grace Karambiri Contact Email: grace.karambiri@montgomerycollege.edu

Three Kings Day
Montgomery County, MD Sunday, January 6, 2019 Three Kings Days (also called Dia de los Reyes, Epiphany, Feast of Kings, Twelfth Day, Twelfthtide, Day of the Three Wise Men). This major festival of the Christian Church is observed in many parts of the world with gifts, feasting, last lighting of the Christmas lights and burning of Christmas greens. It is the Twelfth and last day of the Feast of the Nativity. It commemorates the visit of the Three Wise Men (Kings of Magi) to Bethlehem. It is one of the oldest Christian feasts, originating in the Eastern Church in the second century, and predates the Western feast of Christmas. It was adopted by the Western Church during the same period in which the Eastern Church accepted Christmas. Category: Holidays

Orthodox Christmas
Montgomery County, MD Monday, January 7, 2019 Eastern Orthodox Churches, which use the Julian Calendar to determine feast days, celebrate on January 7 by theGregorian Calendar. Category: Holidays

Board of Electrical Examiners Meeting
Seneca Conference Rm., Department of Permitting Services Office, 255 Rockville Pike, 2nd floor Rockville, MD 20850-4416 Monday, January 7, 2019, 4 – 5pm Boards: Board of Electrical Examiners Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions

Citizen Review Panel Board meetings
1301 Piccard DriveRockville, Maryland 20850 Monday, January 7, 2019, 7 – 8:30pm Examines the policies, procedures and work of the state and local agency focused on child protection standard and State plan and any other criteria that the Panel considers important for the protection of children. Contact Email: lisa.merkin@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Phone: 2407773547 Boards: Citizens Review Panel for Children Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions Area: Rockville Age: Adult

Upcounty Land Use Committee Meeting
Upcounty Regional Services Center12900 Middlebrook Road, Room AGermantown, MD 20874 Monday, January 7, 2019, 7 – 9pm Contact Email: linda.cooper@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Linda Cooper Contact Phone: 240-777-8048 Boards: Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, Regional Services Area: Upcounty Age: Adult

UCAB Land Use Committee Meeting
Upcounty Regional Service Center12900 Middlebrook RD, Room AGermantown, MD Monday, January 7, 2019, 7 – 9pm Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, Regional Services Age: Adult Area: Upcounty Contact Name: Linda Cooper Contact Phone: 240-777-8048 Contact Email: linda.cooper@montgomerycountymd.gov

ECCAB Planning and Economic Development Committee Meeting
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Large Conf. RoomSilver Spring, MD Monday, January 7, 2019, 7 – 9pm Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Linda Cooper Contact Phone: 240-777-8411 Contact Email: linda.cooper@montgomerycountymd.gov

Community Action Board Executive Committee Meeting
1401 Rockville Pike, Room 3603 Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 6 – 8pm Contact Email: leah.goldfine@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Leah Goldfine Contact Phone: 2407771697 Boards: Community Action Board Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions

Gilchrist BCCC (Citizenship Class)
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Large Conference RoomSilver Spring, MD 20904 Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 6 – 9pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Josephine Garnem Contact Phone: 240-777-8406 Contact Email: jospehine.garnem@montgomerycountymd.gov

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes
Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220Wheaton, MD 20902 Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 6 – 8pm Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors Area: MidCounty, Silver Spring Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940 Cost: Gratis/Free

Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee (WUDAC) Meeting
Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad, 2400 Arcola Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20902 Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 6:30 – 8pm The Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee (WUDAC) consists of 11 members appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council to provide advice on all matters affecting the Wheaton Urban District area (downtown). Members represent businesses, the Chamber of Commerce, residents, and the Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board (MCCAB). Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions Age: Kids, Teens, Adult, Seniors, Family Area: MidCounty Contact Name: Kevin Jackson Contact Phone: 240-777-8104 Contact Email: kevin.jackson@montgomerycountymd.gov More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Business EXCELerator
51 Monroe Street, Suite 1800 Rockville, MD 20850 Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 8 – 10:30am Topic: Marketing Strategies - Leveraging Social Media Speaker: Nancie McDonnell Ruder, President, Noetic Consultants Author of Jack and Jill Went Up the Hill: How Senior Marketers Scale the Heights Through Art and Science The Business EXCELerator Series is a how-to on best business practices. The program provides small businesses with information, resources, and relationships to succeed in the commercial and government contracting space. We begin each session with general info on a business subject, and then show how the same subject applies to federal government contracting. Join us at the MCCC Business EXCELerator! Category: Business

WSM Recruitment Event - APS
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Large Conference RoomSilver Spring, MD Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 10am – 2pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Camille McKenzie Contact Phone: 202-534-9758 Contact Email: cmckenzie@worksourcemontgomery.com

ECOWISE Collections
16101 Frederick RoadDerwood MD 20855 Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 1 – 5pm ECOWISE collections are held on the second Wednesday of every month from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station's Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) compound. If the Transfer Station is closed due to weather or other emergencies, HHW is also closed. You do not need an appointment. Enter the Transfer Station via the Truck Entrance on Shady Grove Road. This is located 1/10 of a mile east of Route 355 and head to the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) compound. Category: Environmental Protection, Recycling Contact Name: Dave Rosenbaum Contact Email: David.Rosenbaum@montgomerycountymd.gov More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Pro Bono (Free) Legal Advice
Ana G. Mendez University System11006 Veirs Mill RoadWheaton, MD 20902 Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 5:30 – 6pm Obtain free legal advice on civil cases. Must be a Montgomery County resident. Offered on the Second and Founth Wednesday of each month, intake starts at 5:30 pm. Please call for more information. Category: Community Events, Educational Class, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors, Family Area: MidCounty Contact Name: Montgomery County Bar Foundation Contact Phone: (301) 424-7651, (301) 424-7652, (301) 424-7633 Cost: Free

Commission on People with Disabilities Meeting
Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Lobby Auditorium, Rockville, MD 20850 Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 6 – 7:30pm Monthly meeting of the Commission on People with Disabilities. The Commission advises the County government on the coordination and development of policies for people with disabilities. The County Executive appoints Commission members subject to confirmation by the County Council. The Commission advises the County Executive and the County Council on the needs and concerns of the County's residents who have psychiatric, developmental, physical or sensory disabilities.All meetings are open to the public. Sign language interpreter services will be provided only upon request with notice as far in advance as possible, but no less than 3 full business days advance notice, prior to the day of the event. Alternative formats of this document are available upon request as far in advance as possible. If you need other services or accommodations to participate in this activity, please call Betsy Luecking at 240- 777-1256 (V) or via MD Relay at 711. Or, you may send a request via email to Betsy.Luecking@montgomerycountymd.gov. Taking these steps will help us have sufficient time to best meet your needs. Contact Email: betsy.luecking@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Betsy Luecking Contact Phone: 240-777-1256 Boards: Commission on People with Disabilities Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes
Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220Wheaton, MD 20902 Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 6 – 8pm Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors Area: MidCounty, Silver Spring Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940 Cost: Gratis/Free

Foster Parent Information Meeting
Germantown Regional Library19840 Century Blvd, Germantown, MD 20874 Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30pm Interested in learning more about becoming a licensed foster parent in Montgomery County? Plan to attend this meeting to learn more. Category: Community Events, Educational Class, Health Age: Adult, Family Area: Rockville Contact Phone: 240-777-1664 Contact Email: fprecruiter@montgomerycountymd.gov Cost: FREE More info: montgomerycountymd.gov&

Commission on Children and Youth Full Commission and Committee Meetings
Early Childhood Training Center1401 Rockville Pike, Lobby LevelRockville, Maryland 20852 Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 7 – 9pm The Commission on Children and Youth meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from September 2018-June 2019. The youth leadership/advisory committee (comprised of the youth commissioners) meets from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and the full commission meets from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (with committee breakout meetings). The Commission meetings are held at the Early Childhood Training Center located at 1401 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Parking is available in the building's parking garage. Contact Email: erin.stillwell@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Erin Stillwell Contact Phone: 2407771716 Boards: Commission on Children and Youth Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions Area: Rockville Age: Adult More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Library Board
21 Maryland Ave., Ste. 310, Board Room, Rockville, MD 20850 Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 7 – 9pm Contact Email: regina.holyfield-jewett@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Regina Holyfield-Jewett Contact Phone: 240-777-0106 Boards: Library Board Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions

ECCAB Quality of Life/Social Issues Committee Meeting
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Large Conf. RoomSilver Spring, MD Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 7 – 9pm Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Linda Cooper Contact Phone: 240-777-8411 Contact Email: linda.cooper@montgomerycountymd.gov

Effective Networking Workshop
Dovell Technologies 7901 Jones Branch RoadSuite 600McLean, VA 22102 Thursday, January 10, 2019, 9:30am – 12:30pm One of the most effective tools in promoting your business is also the one that is most overlooked by entrepreneurs; we talk about expensive marketing campaigns, social media, advertisements etc., but the most effective tool is you, the entrepreneur! Networking is defined as interacting with other people to exchange information and develop contacts. This sounds so simple, but how do you do this in an effective and efficient manner? Lets face it, as an entrepreneur and business owner there are so many demands on you in the company, that going out and interacting with people may feel like a waste of precious time. In this half-day work shop we will talk about how to network in an effective and efficient manner, how to find the places and events to attend, how to approach people and articulate your message, and how to develop and cultivate meaningful business connections.  We will also discuss social media, especially Linked-In, as a networking tool. Category: Business

How to Start a Business Workshop
SCORE DC Office SBA`409 3rd Street, SWWashington, DC 20024 Thursday, January 10, 2019, 9:30am – 4:30pm Starting a new business can be daunting. Where do you begin? Do you really have the drive to make a go of it? What legal issues do you need to address? What about the tax ramificationson your personal finances? What kind of business structure should you consider? Do you need insurance? Are there financing resources to help you get started? How can you attract customers with a limited-to-non existent marketing budget? This introductory workshop answers these questions and more and will help you determine if you have what it takes to be a successful business owner over the long haul.  Youll learn about the various legal forms of business organization, how to market on a small budget, business taxes and record keeping, small business insurance and types/sources of business loans.  Recommend for anyone who is about to start a new business or just thinking about it. Category: Business

Implementing Crowdfunding - A How to Guide
Arlington Economic Development 1100 N. Glebe RoadSuite 1500Arlington, VA 22201 Thursday, January 10, 2019, 9:30am – 12:30pm Learn how you can use Crowdfunding to raise capital for your business.  Participants will be guided through a step-by-step approach to understanding, developing and implementing a Crowdfunding campaign.  Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop computer that they will use to begin their own analysis in class. Category: Business

Ready Set Go, The Nuts & Bolts Of Starting A Business
South Bowie Branch Library; 15301 Hall Road, Bowie, MD 20721 Thursday, January 10, 2019, 2 – 4:30pm This FREE workshop is for those who are interested in starting their first business, but want to find out more information on what to expect before they begin their first business. Our experienced business consultants will share with you everything to anticipate when starting a new business including, information on the legal and licensing requirements, the business plan, the different financing options, preparing a marketing strategy and all the perks and drawbacks that come with the life of an entrepreneur. (Open Session -2.5hrs.) FREE Category: Business

Tai Chi
Long Branch Library8800 Garland AvenueSilver Spring, MD 20901 Thursday, January 10, 2019, 2 – 3pm Integral Tai Chi is a series of exercises, relaxation technique and meditation that combine Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and meditation into a self-healing system that integrates body, mind and spirit. Participants start with a warm up before the movement exercises and then follow up with a cool down, relaxation, and meditation.  Avoid eating right before class because it is difficult to exercise with a full stomach.  Please wear comfortable clothing for stretching and moving.  Bring a yoga/ exercise mat, water, and a towel.  Please arrive 5 minutes early. All Tai Chi classes are free and open to the public. Category: Seniors Age: Seniors Area: East County, Silver Spring Contact Phone: 240-777-0910 or 301-565-7662

Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) Orientation
Shaw Library 1630 7th St NWBig Conference Room Washington, DC 20001 Thursday, January 10, 2019, 3:45 – 6pm Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) Orientation: Introduction to the IZ Program for buyers and renters in the District of Columbia! Interested in buying a home but dont know if you can? This orientation provides an introduction to the IZ program that the District of Columbia designed for income eligible households to purchase or rent at below market prices in DC.  Inclusionary Zoning is a law that requires developers to set aside a certain number of units for low-to moderate- income households. Participants will receive their Inclusionary Zoning Certificate after successful completion of this 2 hour orientation and once attendance is confirmed. IZ Certificate will be valid for 2 years and will give participants an opportunity to enter the Inclusionary Zoning Lottery or renew an existing certificate. All adults that will be part of the IZ Household will be required to hold an unexpired IZ Certificate before purchase or rental of an IZ Unit. Once you register please arrive 10 minutes before the class begins.  If you are 15 minutes late you will need to reschedule for the next class. Thank you! Category: Business

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes
Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220Wheaton, MD 20902 Thursday, January 10, 2019, 6 – 8pm Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors Area: MidCounty, Silver Spring Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940 Cost: Gratis/Free

Fire and Emergency Services Commission
100 Edison Park Drive, 1st Floor Conf RoomGaithersburg, Maryland Thursday, January 10, 2019, 7 – 8pm Monthly Fire and Emergency Services Commission Meetings as required by County Code. Contact Email: George.Giebel@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: George Giebel Contact Phone: 240-777-2408 Boards: Fire and Emergency Services Commission Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions

Marketing To Grow Your Business
Arlington Economic Development 1100 N. Glebe RoadSuite 1500Arlington, VA 22201 Friday, January 11, 2019, 9:30am – 4:30pm Growing a business is a challenge.  You start with business and marketing plans and with the best advice you can find.  You work hard but sales arent happening as fast as you would like.  You find that the customers that you had hoped to attract, those who value your product/service, are not the customers you are attracting.  And you question whether you are doing the right things to promote your business. This workshop takes a holistic view of marketing with the premise that a linked marketing and sales plan, done well, will drive sales and to the right customers, improving profitability and referrals.  You will revisit your value proposition, ideal customer(s), what you are doing to promote your business and to close sales and will compare these with what your competitors are doing.  We will also walk through how a well-devised social media plan can leverage your other promotional efforts to bring in more qualified leads. This workshop is recommended for people who are already in business who seek to grow their business.   Students are strongly encouraged to deep dive into their business using the Pre-Work templates we will provide before attending this full day workshop Category: Business

Gilchrist ESOL Class - Registration
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RDSilver Spring, MD Saturday, January 12, 2019, 9am – 1pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Josephine Garnem Contact Phone: 240-777-8406 Contact Email: jospehine.garnem@montgomerycountymd.gov

Korean American Day
Montgomery County, MD Sunday, January 13, 2019 A number of U.S. states have declared January 13 as Korean American Day in order to recognize KoreanAmericans' impact and contributions. Category: Holidays

State Legislation
7th Floor Hearing Room100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Monday, January 14, 2019, 10am State Legislation Click to see AgendaClick to see Council Agenda & Analyst Packets (one day prior)  Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

Council Retreat - Rockville Library
Rockville Memorial Library3rd floor Board room #311 Monday, January 14, 2019, 12 – 4pm Council retreat at Rockville Library.  3rd floor Board room. Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

Upcounty Quality of Life Committee Meeting
Upcounty Regional Services Center12900 Middlebrook Road, Room AGermantown, MD 20874 Monday, January 14, 2019, 7 – 9pm Contact Email: linda.cooper@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Linda Cooper Contact Phone: 240-777-8048 Boards: Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, Regional Services Area: Upcounty Age: Adult

Makar Sankranti
Montgomery County, MD Tuesday, January 15, 2019 One of the few solar holidays that marks the transition of the Sun into Capricorn on its celestial path and the northward journey of the sun. It also broadly coincides with the winter harvest in many parts of India. Hindus thank God for the bountiful harvest and may pay homage to Goddess Saraswati on this day as well as to ancestors. Pongal is widely celebrated in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka. Category: Holidays

Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting
7700 Old Georgetown RoadBethesda, MD 20814 Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 7:45 – 8:45am Contact Email: claboy@bethesda.org Contact Name: Chiqui Laboy Contact Phone: 301.215.6660 x113 Boards: Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. Board of Directors Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions More info: www.bethesda.org

Council Session
Third Floor Hearing Room100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 9:30am Council Session View Council Agenda & Staff Reports (one day prior) View Council Video on Demand Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

Smart Start Your Business
3000 Druid Park Dr, Baltimore MD 21215 Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 4 – 8pm The Smart Start Your Business workshop is one in a series of three workshops highly recommended for new start-up businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls, explore the feasibility of your idea and increase chances for success! Professional presentations will be made by an attorney, an accountant, a banker and an insurance professional. Discover how to: Legally define your business and register your business name. Keep proper financial records and report taxes. Assess the insurance requirements needed to safeguard your business and personal assets. Evaluate alternatives for accessing investment and working capital Knowledge is power in the business arena. So as you begin your business venture, be sure you are prepared with the facts and resources needed to legally run and successfully compete in your industry. To assist you, the Smart Start workshop also reviews relevant Maryland business law and provides an overview of the marketing resources available through the Corridor Region SBDC. Category: Business

Commission on Veterans Affairs
Health & Human Services Building, 401 Hungerford Drive, 1st Floor Conference Room, Rockville, MD 20850 Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 6 – 8pm The Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs was established by County legislation in 2008 with the goal of the Commission to provide advice to the Executive and Council on the status of programs and services related to the needs of Veterans. Veterans have made an important contribution to the community by their service in the Armed Forces of this Nation, and Montgomery County is committed to showing its commitment and support for all veterans and their families. All meetings are open to the public. Free parking is available in front of building. Rockville metro is one block south of building. Sign language interpreter services will be provided only upon request with notice as far in advance as possible, but no less than 3 full business days advance notice, prior to the day of the event. Alternative formats of this document are available upon request as far in advance as possible. If you need other services or accommodations to participate in this activity, please call Betsy Luecking at 240- 777-1256 (V) or via MD Relay at 711. Or, you may send a request via email to Betsy.Luecking@montgomerycountymd.gov. Taking these steps will help us have sufficient time to best meet your needs Contact Email: betsy.luecking@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Betsy Luecking Contact Phone: 240-777-1256 Boards: Commission on Veterans Affairs Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Gilchrist BCCC (Citizenship Class)
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Large Conference RoomSilver Spring, MD 20904 Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 6 – 9pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Josephine Garnem Contact Phone: 240-777-8406 Contact Email: jospehine.garnem@montgomerycountymd.gov

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes
Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220Wheaton, MD 20902 Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 6 – 8pm Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors Area: MidCounty, Silver Spring Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940 Cost: Gratis/Free

Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board Meeting
Mid-County Community Recreation Center, 2004 Queensguard Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906 Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 7 – 8:45pm The Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board  (MCCAB) serves as Montgomery County's bridge to the 220,000 residents and businesses spread throughout the 99 square miles of the Mid-County area of Montgomery County. The Board provides advice and recommendations to the County Executive on policy and budget issues, planning and goal setting procedures, and legislative matters; educates the community on governmental structures and services; and acts as a facilitator to foster solutions to community problems, needs, and issues. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions Age: Kids, Teens, Adult, Seniors, Family Area: MidCounty Contact Name: Kevin Jackson Contact Phone: 240-777-8104 Contact Email: kevin.jackson@montgomerycountymd.gov More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Agricultural Advisory Committee Meeting
Regional Services Center-Upcounty12900 Middlebrook RDGermantown, MD, US 20874 Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 7 – 9pm Provides liaison between the County Government and the agricultural sector and to coordinate local government services in rural areas and to provide input and recommendation on issues impacting the rural and agricultural areas. Contact Name: Jeremy Criss Contact Phone: 301-590-2830 Contact Email: jeremy.criss@montgomerycountymd.gov Cost: Free More info: montgomerycountymd.gov&

Online | Marketing Your Business On The Internet | SBC-9010
Online | Instructor-Led Course Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 12am Find out how to market your business on the Internet, even if you have little or no money to spend! In this practical, hands-on course, you'll discover proven methods that will help you establish an Internet presence and build an online brand identity. You'll learn how search engine optimization (SEO) works and how to track your site's performance using Web analytics. You'll understand how to use online advertising, email marketing, and social media (including blogs) to drive business to your Web site. Finally, you'll learn how to keep your visitors coming back again and again! Throughout the course, you'll learn to think strategically about marketing your website, products, and services using Internet technologies. You'll explore how to use an Internet marketing checklist and other tools and materials to develop a sound online business strategy. Before you know it, you'll have the skills and knowledge you need to develop a winning Internet marketing plan for your own business. Category: Business