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The Snow Queen - Virtual Field Trip
ONLINE - Through Imagination Stage Ongoing through Friday, February 26, 2021 Join Imagination Stage this winter for a new kind of theatre experience designed expressly for the current moment. A virtual Field Trip with Imagination Stage allows students to experience the joy of live theatre safely from their socially distant classrooms or homes. HOW A VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP WORKS 1. The class attends a virtual, actor-lead workshop that connects students to the themes of the show and asks students to participate in activities that directly involve them.2. Classes attend a fully-produced theatre performance of The Snow Queen  streamed right into their classrooms or home.3. Teachers are provided with a wrap-around guide and worksheets to help guide further activities and instruction, and the opportunity to participate in a professional development session. Category: Community Events Age: Kids, Teens, Family Area: All Contact Name: Jeremy A. Jackson Contact Phone: 301-280-1689 Contact Email: jjackson@imaginationstage.org Cost: $300 per classroom More info: imaginationstage.org&

The Snow Queen - An At-Home Theatre Experience
ONLINE - Through Imagination Stage Ongoing through Sunday, February 28, 2021 In this adaptation of Hans Christian Andersens famous winter fairy tale, a powerful friendship is put to the test as four narrators bring to life the story of Gerda and Kai, life-long best friends whose relationship is broken by the unfeeling Snow Queen. Can Gerda save Kai before his heart is frozen solid? Imagination abounds in this magical story of courage, wit, and unshakable resilience!Your ticket purchase includes: A special 25-minute live interactive prequel story, where kids will be able to join characters from the story of The Snow Queen on Zoom on a pre-show journey that sets the stage for the play. Zoom prequel performances are designed to be exclusive and interactive - only 12 families are admitted at each performance. A private link and password to view a filmed professional theatre performance of The Snow Queen, to be enjoyed after the prequel workshop from the comfort of your own home! Category: Community Events Age: Kids, Teens, Family Area: All Contact Name: Jeremy A. Jackson Contact Phone: 301-280-1689 Contact Email: jjackson@imaginationstage.org Cost: $29 per household More info: patrons.imaginationstage.org&

Virtual Office Hours with the University of Maryland Extension Food Safety Group
Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am!Virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am.Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings.Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tues & Thurs. Mornings Saturday, January 23, 2021, 7 – 10am Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am! We are offering virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am. Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings. Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Category: Educational Class Age: Adult Area: All Contact Name: Carol Allen Contact Phone: 301-405-7543 Contact Email: callen12@umd.edu Cost: Free

Food Distribution
Muslim Community Center15200 New Hampshire Ave.Silver Spring, MD 20905 Saturday, January 23, 2021, 9 – 10:30am Free food distribution from 9.00-10.30 am until food boxes are finished; 1 box/family. Wear your mask & stay in your car.Thank you! Category: Food Distribution Age: Adult, Seniors, Family Area: Silver Spring Contact Name: Bilkiss Dhomun Contact Phone: 2405056875 Contact Email: ssfp@mccmd.org Cost: 0

Shepherds Of Zion Emergency Management Food POD for Region 2
7511 Holly Avenue, Takoma Park MD 20912 Saturday, January 23, 2021, 9am – 4pm Shepherds of Zion Food Distribution is run as an Emergency Management Food POD, Drive up Operations, for the public. Due, to slowing the spread of COVID-19, this is a best practice, Emergency Management Techniques FEMA IS 26 to serve the Community Lifelines on Food Assistance. we ask the clients to empty their trunks, stay in their Vehicles and be served, one after the other. the U.S.VRC Officers control Traffic and work on intake forms. Category: Educational Class, Food Distribution, Regional Services, Volunteers Age: Kids, Teens, Adult, Seniors, Family Area: Silver Spring Contact Name: Rev. Smith Vodi, Rev Yvonne Reignat-Vodi, Maj Gilbert Contact Phone: 2403939125/ 2404751876 Contact Email: pastor@shepherdsofzion.org Cost: FREE FOOD More info: www.church.shepherdsofzion.org

Food Drive - Chinmaya Mission
46 Norwood RdSilver Spring, MD 20905 Saturday, January 23, 2021, 10am – 12pm Free Food bag distribution to families in need. All non-perishable food items. Category: Food Distribution Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors, Family Area: All Contact Name: Bhavna Lee Contact Phone: 4102946855 Contact Email: bhavna.lee@gmail.com Cost: 0 More info: www.cmwrc.org

Grab & Go: East County
East County Community Recreation Center3310 Gateshead Manor Way Silver Spring, MD Saturday, January 23, 2021, 10am – 12pm Free grocery pick-up - one box per household - drive up and walk up, while supplies last.   Category: Community Events, Food Distribution Age: Adult, Seniors, Family Area: Silver Spring Cost: FREE More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Small Business Loan Applications- Why Are They Asking Me That?
Online Small Business Loan Worksheet Saturday, January 23, 2021, 10:30 – 11am There are more nancing options for small businesses available today than ever before, and that includes online lending. What differentiates online lenders from traditional lenders, like banks, is that online lenders typically have a quicker and easier process, from application to fundingmaking the application process a day or two rather than weeks or months with traditional lenders. Whats more, many online lenders do not require a business plan or specic assets be identied as collateral to secure the loan. Category: Business Area: All

Legal Requirements for Small Business
Online Saturday, January 23, 2021, 11 – 11:30am As a small business owner, do you know what your federal, state and local legal obligations are? This course will give you an overview of the legal requirements of small business owners. Category: Business Area: All

Financing Options for Small Businesses
Online Saturday, January 23, 2021, 11:30am – 12pm Category: Business Area: All

Picnic in the Park Warm-Up Days - Acorn Urban Park
Acorn Urban Park8060 Newell StreetSilver Spring, MD 20910 Saturday, January 23, 2021, 12 – 3:30pm It may be cold outside, but Picnic in the Park is heating up! Chilly days make us crave warm food and a safe place to gather with friends. Were bringing firepits and patio heaters to the parks for Picnic in the Park WarmUp Days.Bundle up and join us for a fun winter outing in the parks!There are two seating choices at WarmUp Days. Firepits can be reserved for a group of six people or fewer for 90-minutes for $25. A table for two with a patio heater can be reserved for 90-minutes for $10. Firewood is provided as part of your reservation. Staff will be on hand during the reservation to assist with the fire as needed and to ensure it is being properly monitored and extinguished. Masks are required for all guests, when not seated or actively eating and drinking in your reserved area.There are two time slots available for reservations: 12-1:30 pm and 2-3:30 pm. Category: Parks & Recreation Age: Kids, Teens, Adult, Seniors, Family Area: Silver Spring Contact Name: John Tuchowski Contact Phone: 301-670-8164 Contact Email: john.tuchowski@montgomeryparks.org Cost: $10 - table for two, $25 - firepit seating for up to six people More info: www.montgomeryparks.org&

SCORE - Startup and Small Business Counseling
Business ConnectVirtual Saturday, January 23, 2021, 1 – 5pm Category: Business Area: Silver Spring Contact Name: Daniel Koroma Contact Email: daniel.koroma@montgomerycountymd.gov

DRIVE THRU FOOD DISTRIBUTION
19411 WOODFIELD RD, GAITHERSBURG, MD Saturday, January 23, 2021, 1:30 – 2:30pm CARS DRIVE UP & OPEN TRUNK IN ORDER FOR THE VOLUNTEERS TO PUT THE FOOD IN THE TRUNK600 FAMILIES - 1 BOX PER CAR // FREE GROCERIES & PRODUCE Category: Food Distribution Age: Family Area: Upcounty Contact Name: ISLAMIC CENTER OF MARYLAND Contact Email: SOCIALSERVICES@icomd.org Cost: FREE

Virtual Office Hours with the University of Maryland Extension Food Safety Group
Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am!Virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am.Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings.Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tues & Thurs. Mornings Sunday, January 24, 2021, 7 – 10am Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am! We are offering virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am. Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings. Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Category: Educational Class Age: Adult Area: All Contact Name: Carol Allen Contact Phone: 301-405-7543 Contact Email: callen12@umd.edu Cost: Free

Free Meal Pickup
Guru Gobind Singh Foundation13814 Travilah Rd. Rockville, MD Sunday, January 24, 2021, 10am – 12pm Free meals distributed by the Guru Gobind Singh Foundation. If someone is elderly or immuno-compromised please reach out and set up a contact-less delivery. Category: Food Distribution Age: Adult, Seniors, Family Area: Upcounty Contact Name: Aman Shergill Contact Email: shergillaman1@gmail.com More info: montgomerycountymd.gov&

Small Business Loan Applications- Why Are They Asking Me That?
Online Small Business Loan Worksheet Sunday, January 24, 2021, 10:30 – 11am There are more nancing options for small businesses available today than ever before, and that includes online lending. What differentiates online lenders from traditional lenders, like banks, is that online lenders typically have a quicker and easier process, from application to fundingmaking the application process a day or two rather than weeks or months with traditional lenders. Whats more, many online lenders do not require a business plan or specic assets be identied as collateral to secure the loan. Category: Business Area: All

Legal Requirements for Small Business
Online Sunday, January 24, 2021, 11 – 11:30am As a small business owner, do you know what your federal, state and local legal obligations are? This course will give you an overview of the legal requirements of small business owners. Category: Business Area: All

Financing Options for Small Businesses
Online Sunday, January 24, 2021, 11:30am – 12pm Category: Business Area: All

Free Grocery Drive-Thru
Guru Nanak Foundation of America12917 Old Columbia Pike Silver Spring, MD 20904 Sunday, January 24, 2021, 2 – 4pm Sikh families from the Guru Nanak Foundation of Ameria would like to support your family by providing groceries safely to your car. Just show up and drive-thru! Category: Food Distribution Age: Adult, Seniors, Family Area: Silver Spring Contact Name: Neeta Contact Phone: 301-728-7138 Contact Email: management@gnfa.org Cost: FREE More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Virtual Office Hours with the University of Maryland Extension Food Safety Group
Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am!Virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am.Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings.Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tues & Thurs. Mornings Monday, January 25, 2021, 7 – 10am Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am! We are offering virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am. Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings. Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Category: Educational Class Age: Adult Area: All Contact Name: Carol Allen Contact Phone: 301-405-7543 Contact Email: callen12@umd.edu Cost: Free

PHED
Meeting to be held remotely Monday, January 25, 2021, 9:30am Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee Meeting Committee Agenda and Staff Reports   Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

Marketing 101
Webinar hosted by Maryland SBDC and LGE Designs International Corporation Monday, January 25, 2021, 10:30 – 11:30am In what ways is marketing different from sales? How can you get the most bang for your marketing dollar? What forms of marketing should you consider? How much of your budget should be allocated for marketing? These and many more questions will be discussed by Lennart Elmlund. Mr. Elmlund has 40 years of experience from working with sales and marketing both as a consultant in his own company, LGE Designs International Corporation, as well as employed by small businesses in the capacity of Sales and Marketing Manager. His skills include market research, establishing marketing programs, designing print and digital advertising, writing press releases, working at trade shows, sales and maintaining customer relationships. Category: Business Age: Adult Area: All Contact Name: Catherine Raley Contact Email: ccraley@salisbury.edu Cost: free More info: www.marylandsbdc.org&

Small Business Loan Applications- Why Are They Asking Me That?
Online Small Business Loan Worksheet Monday, January 25, 2021, 10:30 – 11am There are more nancing options for small businesses available today than ever before, and that includes online lending. What differentiates online lenders from traditional lenders, like banks, is that online lenders typically have a quicker and easier process, from application to fundingmaking the application process a day or two rather than weeks or months with traditional lenders. Whats more, many online lenders do not require a business plan or specic assets be identied as collateral to secure the loan. Category: Business Area: All

Legal Requirements for Small Business
Online Monday, January 25, 2021, 11 – 11:30am As a small business owner, do you know what your federal, state and local legal obligations are? This course will give you an overview of the legal requirements of small business owners. Category: Business Area: All

Financing Options for Small Businesses
Online Monday, January 25, 2021, 11:30am – 12pm Category: Business Area: All

State Legislation
Meeting to be held remotely. Monday, January 25, 2021, 12:30 – 1:30pm State Legislation View Agenda and Staff Report   Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

Domina El Mundo Digital en el 2021 Sesion 5 y 6
Webinar hosted by Maryland SBDC Monday, January 25, 2021, 1 – 5pm Esta serie de Webinars es una simple guía para los dueñ@s de negocios y/o personas que quieren abrir su propio negocio en el 2021. Los 6 capítulos incluidos en esta serie son los fundamentos para tener una sólida presencia digital y de esta manera posicionar su negocio para cumplir con objetivos a corto y largo plazo. Para dominar el mundo digital no hace falta ser un geni@ ni dominar a plenitud la tecnología; solo hace falta buena información, valentía para tratar procesos distintos, disciplina para ejecutar y objetivos claros. Recuerda que si continúas haciendo lo mismo, no habrán cambios en los resultados. No te pierdas esta oportunidad de aprender y refrescar la estrategia de tu negocio con miras a un futuro de crecimiento. *Registro limitado 30 personas, registrese hoy!* Sesion 1 - Branding1/11/211:00 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)   Sesion 2 - Página Web para Pequeños Negocios 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM (EST)  Sesion 3 - Google My Business1/18/211:00 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)   Sesion 4 - Redes Sociales - Social Media 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM (EST)  Sesion 5 - Marketing de correo electrónico/Email Marketing1/25/211:00 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)   Sesion 6 - Anuncios digitales para pequeñas empresas 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM (EST) Category: Business Age: Adult Area: All Contact Name: Ruth Chavez Contact Email: rchavez@umd.edu Cost: gratis More info: www.marylandsbdc.org&

Solicitation Due | RFP #1122972 - Residential Refuse, Recyclable Materials, Yard Trim, and Scrap Metal/e-Waste Collection Services in Service Area 13
Monday, January 25, 2021, 2pm The County intends to enter into a contract for the services of a qualified Contractor to provide weekly yard trim collection services, weekly scrap metal and electronic waste ("e-waste") collection services, and weekly recyclable material collection services to residential Dwelling Units in the unincorporated area of Montgomery County. Category: Business, Government Contact Name: Robert Norris Contact Phone: 2407779900 Contact Email: Robert.Norris@montgomerycountymd.gov More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Policing Advisory Commission
See Link to Zoom and Teleconference Phone Number Under Description Monday, January 25, 2021, 6:30 – 7:30pm Join Zoom Meeting. zoom.us&. Meeting ID: 921 8481 1621One tap mobile:+13017158592 (Washington D.C) Contact Email: carlos.camacho@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Carlos Camacho Contact Phone: 301-807-4264 Boards: Policing Advisory Commission Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, Public Safety More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board Committee Meetings
Silver Spring Civic Building1 Veterans PlaceSilver Spring, MD 20910 Monday, January 25, 2021, 7 – 9pm Committees to the Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board Neighborhoods Committee Chair:  Abdurahman Mohammed The Neighborhoods Committee handles matters pertaining to the quality of life in neighborhoods, including, but not limited to public health planning, community redevelopment, school-community relations, housing, education, the Arts, and the natural environment in the region. Commercial Economic Development Committee Chair: Stacey Brown The  Commercial Economic  Development Committee works on issues affecting Silver Spring's Commercial Economic Development sector, including issues pertaining to Redevelopment. Transportation, Energy and Environment Committee Chair: Michelle Foster The committee shall facilitate a community wide discussion on transportation, energy and environmental policies in order to promote sustainable living and improved quality of life for the greater Silver Spring region. All Committees meet on the fourth Monday of the month, 7:00 pm. Meetings are held in the Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Place. Parking is available at the Town Square Garage. Contact Email: Lalrozami.Henkai@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Zami Henkai Contact Phone: 240-777-5312 Boards: Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, Business, Community Events, Environmental Protection, Government, Regional Services, Seniors, Transportation Area: Silver Spring Age: Kids, Teens, Adult, Seniors, Family More info: montgomerycountymd.gov&

Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board Committee Meetings
Online Monday, January 25, 2021, 7 – 9pm Committees to the Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board Neighborhoods Committee: The Neighborhoods Committee handles matters pertaining to the quality of life in neighborhoods, including, but not limited to public health planning, community redevelopment, school-community relations, housing, education, the Arts, and the natural environment in the region Commercial Economic Development Committee: The  Commercial Economic  Development Committee works on issues affecting Silver Spring's Commercial Economic Development sector, including issues pertaining to Redevelopment. Transportation, Energy and Environment Committee: The committee shall facilitate a community wide discussion on transportation, energy and environmental policies in order to promote sustainable living and improved quality of life for the greater Silver Spring region.The full Board meets the second Monday of each month , 7:00 pm. All Committees meet on the fourth Monday of the month, 7:00 pm. Meetings are held online.  Please email Shawn.Morris@montgomerycountymd.gov for Zoom information. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, Business, Community Events, Environmental Protection, Government, Regional Services, Seniors, Transportation Age: Kids, Teens, Adult, Seniors, Family Area: Silver Spring Contact Name: Shawn Morris Contact Phone: 240-777-5306 Contact Email: shawn.morris@montgomerycountymd.gov More info: montgomerycountymd.gov&

Human Rights Commission Meeting
Monday, January 25, 2021, 7pm Category: Environmental Protection Contact Name: James Stowe Contact Email: james.stowe@montgomerycountymd.gov

One-On-One Housing Counseling & Assistance
Asian-American Homeownership Counseling12320 Parklawn Drive, #239Rockville, MD 20852 Tuesday, January 26, 2021 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

Virtual Office Hours with the University of Maryland Extension Food Safety Group
Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am!Virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am.Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings.Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tues & Thurs. Mornings Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 7 – 10am Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am! We are offering virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am. Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings. Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Category: Educational Class Age: Adult Area: All Contact Name: Carol Allen Contact Phone: 301-405-7543 Contact Email: callen12@umd.edu Cost: Free

Permeable Interlocking Concrete Paving Certification Class
Webinar hosted by Rainscapes Tuesday, January 26, 8am – Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 12pm RainScapes is offering a free Permeable Interlocking Concrete Paving certification class! Increase your range of green infrastructure installation expertise. The PICP Specialist Course provides permeable paver installation training through the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI). Class is limited to the first 15 that sign up.*   Discounted price: $0 (regularly $240).  Date and location: Virtual class,  8:30-noon January 26 & 27, 2021 Registration:  ams.icpi.org& EVENT_ID,G_WEBREG_SERNO:2555 *Limited to 2 people per company.This course is intended for contractors who have experience installing pavers and want to expand their skills by learning how to properly install permeable paver systems. To pass the exam, and obtain PICP certification, class participants need to have a working knowledge of basic paver installation. If attendees pass the exam, they will receive a Record of Completion, stating they took and passed the course.  At that point, if attendees are already a Certified Concrete Paver Installer, they can add the PICP Specialist designation onto the regular certificate, once meeting the installation requirements (Minimum of 20 PICP projects and a minimum of 25,000 sq. ft. OR Minimum of 10 PICP projects and a minimum of 50,000 sq. ft.). Certificate of successful completion of the PICP course is required for all contractors who install RainScapes Rebate permeable paver projects. If you are unable to attend this course, be sure to attend a PICP course and pass the exam to expand your participation options with the RainScapes Rewards Rebate Program.  Category: Business Age: Adult Area: All Cost: free More info: ams.icpi.org&

Permeable Interlocking Concrete Paving certification class
Virtual Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 8:30am – 12pm RainScapes is offering a free Permeable Interlocking Concrete Paving certification class! Increase your range of green infrastructure installation expertise. The PICP Specialist Course provides permeable paver installation training through the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI). Class is limited to the first 15 that sign up.*  This course is intended for contractors who have experience installing pavers, but want to expand to learn how to properly install permeable paver systems. To pass the exam, and obtain PICP certification, you will need a working knowledge of basic paver installation. If attendees pass the exam, they will receive a Record of Completion, stating they took and passed the course.  At that point, if attendees are already a Certified Concrete Paver Installer, they can add the PICP Specialist designation onto the regular certificate, once meeting the installation requirements (Minimum of 20 PICP projects and aminimum of 25,000 sq. ft. OR Minimum of 10 PICP projects and a minimum of 50,000 sq. ft.).Certificate of successful completion of the PICP course is required for all contractors who install RainScapes Rebate permeable paver projects. If you are unable to attend this course, be sure to attend a  PICP course and pass the exam to expand your participation options with the RainScapes Rewards Rebate Program.Discounted price: $0 (regularly $240).Date and location: Virtual class, 8:30-noon January 26 & 27, 2021Registration:  ams.icpi.org&*Limited to 2 people per company. Category: Educational Class, Environmental Protection Age: Adult Contact Name: Aaron Paul Contact Phone: 703-657-6900 x 229 Contact Email: apaul@icpi.org Cost: Free More info: ams.icpi.org&

Council Session
Meeting to be held remotely. Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 9am Council Session View Agenda and Staff Reports   Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

Small Business Loan Applications- Why Are They Asking Me That?
Online Small Business Loan Worksheet Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 10:30 – 11am There are more nancing options for small businesses available today than ever before, and that includes online lending. What differentiates online lenders from traditional lenders, like banks, is that online lenders typically have a quicker and easier process, from application to fundingmaking the application process a day or two rather than weeks or months with traditional lenders. Whats more, many online lenders do not require a business plan or specic assets be identied as collateral to secure the loan. Category: Business Area: All

Business Plan Basics & Capability Statements
Webinar hosted by Maryland SBDC and Maryland PTAC Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 11am – 1pm PART I: How to Create a Successful Business Plan (Eastern Region, Maryland SBDC) Learn the basic elements of a business plan and how to structure writing an effective plan to maximize your loan potential! Whether you have an existing plan already and need to make adjustments or are looking to start fresh, we can offer tips for organizing your business model for the changing world in the midst of a pandemic. About the Instructor: John Hickman has served as the Regional Director of the SBDC for since 2002. Prior to being appointed as the Director, he served as a Business Consultant for the SBDC. He was the Maryland SBDC State Star in 2003 and chairs the states Professional Development strategic team. He has worked with other government agencies and private businesses to develop and expand businesses on the Eastern Shore. In addition to his work as SBDC Director, John is an adjunct professor at the Perdue School where he teaches Small Business Consulting and Applied Business Learning. He is a board member or past board member of many local nonprofits and economic and community development entities and serves as an advisor to several community loan funds. PART II: Learn How to Create a Capability Statement that Will Get You Noticed. (Maryland PTAC) Government contracting is a very competitive marketplace! Companies of all sizes, from small to large firms have been successful in selling products and services to government agencies at the federal, state, city, county, and municipal levels. Contractors must know how to distill the information that is most important to a particular decision-maker, state it in a clear concise manner and reinforce its importance to the prospect. Signing up for this two-hour class will provide the information necessary to create a successful capabilities statement for your company. Not only will you receive a Capability Statement Template, but you will learn: What is the purpose of a Capabilities Statement? What information is to be contained in the document and why? When do you use the short one page or long version? About the Instructor: Arthenia LeFlore is our longest serving Maryland PTAC Procurement Specialist. Ms. LeFlore has been a part of our program since 2005, and her primary area of assistance lies in Anne Arundel, Baltimore Counties. Arthenia has 19 years of experience in the field of procurement and government contracting, starting in 1999 as a senior contract administrator for SRI International Inc. Her experience and affiliations with the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Center (APTAC) and National Contract Management Association (NCMA) make her one of the most respected voices in her field. Since joining the PTAC Arthenia has serviced 1,088 clients, done over 12,000 counseling hours, and assisted her clients in winning 210 contracts totaling over $188 million. Category: Business Age: Adult Area: All Contact Name: Catherine Raley Contact Email: ccraley@salisbury.edu Cost: free More info: www.marylandsbdc.org&

Legal Requirements for Small Business
Online Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 11 – 11:30am As a small business owner, do you know what your federal, state and local legal obligations are? This course will give you an overview of the legal requirements of small business owners. Category: Business Area: All

Financing Options for Small Businesses
Online Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 11:30am – 12pm Category: Business Area: All

Grow Your Business With LinkedIn
Webinar hosted by the Latino Economic Development Center Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 1 – 2pm Why Join Us: This session is perfect for solopreneurs and small business owners who want to use Linkedin for branding, marketing and networking. Dr. Elisse Barnes will also provide a brief introduction to ProFinder, Linkedin's contractor marketplace. This webinar will take place on Tuesday January 26th @ 1:00 PM via ZOOM. If you have any questions, please contact Sergio Von Horoch at svonhoroch@ledcmetro.org or by calling/texting us at (202) 540-7416 Category: Business Age: Adult Area: All Contact Name: Sergio Von Horoch Contact Phone: 202-540-7416 Contact Email: svonhoroch@ledcmetro.org Cost: free More info: www.ledcmetro.org&

SCORE - Startup and Small Business Counseling
Business ConnectVirtual Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 1 – 5pm Category: Business Area: Silver Spring Contact Name: Daniel Koroma Contact Email: daniel.koroma@montgomerycountymd.gov

Expedited Bill 50-20, Landlord-Tenant Relations - Fire Safety - Removal of Mercury Service Regulators
Council Office Building Is Closed Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 1:30 – 2:30pm Council Agenda for this public hearing is available here. Category: Council and Committee Meetings, Government Area: All Contact Name: Jill Gaebl Contact Phone: 240-777-7803 Contact Email: Jill.Gaebl@montgomerycountymd.gov

Special Appropriation - Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) NDA, Support for COVID-19 Response - $4,938,298 for Restaurant Relief Grant Program; and Designation of Entities for Non-Competitive Contract Award Status: MCEDC
Council Office Building Is Closed Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 1:30 – 2:30pm Council Agenda for this public hearing is available here. Category: Council and Committee Meetings, Government Area: All Contact Name: Jill Gaebl Contact Phone: 240-777-7803 Contact Email: Jill.Gaebl@montgomerycountymd.gov

Special Appropriation to the County Governments FY21 Operating Budget, Office of the County Executive - $500,000 for Connected DMV Contract, Global Pandemic Prevention Center
Council Office Building Is Closed Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 1:30 – 2:30pm Council Agenda for this public hearing is available here. Category: Council and Committee Meetings, Government Area: All Contact Name: Jill Gaebl Contact Phone: 240-777-7803 Contact Email: Jill.Gaebl@montgomerycountymd.gov

Special Appropriation to the FY21 Operating Budget, Office of the County Executive, Support for COVID-19 Response - $6,232,666 for Hotel Relief Grant Program
Council Office Building Is Closed Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 1:30 – 2:30pm Council Agenda for this public hearing is available here. Category: Council and Committee Meetings, Government Area: All Contact Name: Jill Gaebl Contact Phone: 240-777-7803 Contact Email: Jill.Gaebl@montgomerycountymd.gov

Spending Affordability Guidelines that the Council must set for the FY22 Operating Budget
Council Office Building Is Closed Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 1:30 – 2:30pm Council Agenda for this public hearing is available here. Category: Council and Committee Meetings, Government Area: All Contact Name: Jill Gaebl Contact Phone: 240-777-7803 Contact Email: Jill.Gaebl@montgomerycountymd.gov

Taxicab Services Commission
Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 6 – 7:30pm Join Microsoft Teams Meetingteams.microsoft.com& +1 443-692-5768,,20575196#   United States, BaltimorePhone Conference ID: 205 751 96# Contact Email: walton.harris@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Walton Harris Contact Phone: 2407777193 Boards: Taxicab Services Commission 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 Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 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

Poolesville Green Living Series: Montgomery County Climate Action Plan
Online Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 6:30 – 8pm In mid 2019, Montgomery County launched a planning process to develop prioritized actions and strategies to meet the Countys GHG emissions reduction goals. The County intends to finalize the Climate Action Plan in early 2021 that will provide a roadmap to achieve zero emissions and provide recommendations for climate adaptation In our county. Join us for an update with Adriana Hochberg, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer & Climate Change Coordinator in the Office of the County Executive. Find out how the plan would affect you and your family, local businesses, and the up-county. Find out how you can provide comments on the upcoming draft! Please consider making a $5 donation when signing up for your ticket to keep our programming going during these unprecedented times. We greatly appreciate it! ** Part of the Poolesville Green Living Series To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/montgomery-county-climate-action-plan-jan-2021-registration-135433911475 Category: Environmental Protection More info: www.eventbrite.com&

AMHB Appeal Case No. 4-20
See Link to Microsoft Team Meeting and Teleconference Phone Number Under Description. Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 7 – 9pm Join Microsoft Teams Meeting: teams.microsoft.com& +1 443-692-5768 United States, Baltimore Phone Conference ID: 944 925 258# Boards: Animal Matters Hearing Board Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions

Community Action Board Meeting
Virtual Meeting Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 7 – 9pm Join Zoom Meetingus02web.zoom.us& Dial by your location +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) *This meeting is password protected. To participate, please contact Leah Goldfine at 240-777-1708 or Leah.Goldfine@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Email: leah.goldfine@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Leah Goldfine Contact Phone: 2407771697 Boards: Community Action Board Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Building Your Startup: A Hands-on Course for Academic and New Entrepreneurs
Online Hosted by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 8:30 – 9:30pm Course Description: Building a company is not an easy task. The time and energy needed to transform an innovative idea into a successful company are often greatly underestimated. If you are a new founder or a new entrepreneur, this course will help you apply the foundational tools to start building your company. This course is for researchers, future founders, new entrepreneurs, and anyone playing with the idea of creating a startup in 6-12 months or need help with moving their startup forward. By the end of the course, you should be able to: Identify and assess the market and the competition Appreciate the importance of an IP strategy to the company Understand company formation and evaluate skill requirements for a winning team Know how to write a business plan Put together a coherent pitch deck Course Schedule Lecturers Registration FAQ Course Schedule Module 1  Market Assessment and Competitive Analysis Module Description: Mapping your competitive position allows you to define the boundaries of your market and understanding your customer. Also, knowing your competition is vital as it feeds into your market analysis. Assessing your competitors allows you to implement effective strategies to understand and improve your competitive advantage. Tuesday, January 12Session 1: Competitive Analysis Tuesday, January 19Session 2: Market Analysis Tuesday, January 26Session 3: Competitive Positioning and Market Introduction Tuesday, February 2Session 4: Presentation and Discussion of Written Output: Market Assessment and Competitive Analysis Strategy Module 2  IP and Dealing with the University Module Description: For researchers creating IP in universities the tech transfer office is your main source of information and support. However, every entrepreneur needs to understand the process of patenting and licensing technologies from the university. This module also discusses how to create your IP strategy within the context of your business goals. Tuesday, February 9Session 1: Description of patents, copyrights, trades secrets Tuesday, February 16Session 2: Dealing with the University Tuesday, February 23Session 3: Doing a Licensing Agreement or Starting a Company Tuesday, March 2Session 4: Presentation and Discussion of Written Output: IP Strategy Module 3  Company Formation and Team Module Description: This module covers what a startup needs to form the company: its organizational structure and its team. The type of business entity you choose has its advantages and disadvantages. This module will also look into the types of skills needed for your startup. Tuesday, March 9Session 1: Company Formation and Different Business Entities Tuesday, March 16Session 2: Company Organizational Flow and Structure Tuesday, March 23Session 3: Self-Assessment and Company Assessment of Skills Needed Tuesday, March 30Session 4: Presentation and Discussion of Written Output: Company Formed, and Operations and Management Team Module 4  Creating Your Business Plan Module Description: A business plan is a fundamental document for any company. It provides an operational, financial, and marketing roadmap for your company and it is a way to think through its key elements. Business plans are important to attract investors and partners as it outlines how your company goes about achieving its goals. Tuesday, April 6Session 1: Business Plan versus Mapping Tuesday, April 13Session 2: Elements of a Business Plan Tuesday, April 20Session 3: The Marketing Plan and Launching the Company Tuesday, April 27Session 4: Presentation and Discussion of Written Output: Mini-business plan Module 5 - Funding Your Business Module Description: One of the main concerns of a startup founder is how to raise money to fund the company and where to find it. This module discusses the different funding avenues for a startup and how to create a coherent story to attract investors. Tuesday, May 4Session 1: Debt versus equity and Leveraging Tuesday, May 11Session 2: Government and University Funding, and Crowdfunding Tuesday, May 18Session 3: Angel and Venture Capital Funding (The Enterprise Capital Market) Tuesday, May 25Session 4: Presentation and Discussion of Written Output: Startup Pitch Deck  Category: Business Age: Adult Area: All Cost: $1,450 for the full Course/ $395 per module/ $60 course materials (book) More info: ncet2.org&

Virtual Office Hours with the University of Maryland Extension Food Safety Group
Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am!Virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am.Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings.Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tues & Thurs. Mornings Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 7 – 10am Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am! We are offering virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am. Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings. Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Category: Educational Class Age: Adult Area: All Contact Name: Carol Allen Contact Phone: 301-405-7543 Contact Email: callen12@umd.edu Cost: Free

Permeable Interlocking Concrete Paving certification class
Virtual Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 8:30am – 12pm RainScapes is offering a free Permeable Interlocking Concrete Paving certification class! Increase your range of green infrastructure installation expertise. The PICP Specialist Course provides permeable paver installation training through the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI). Class is limited to the first 15 that sign up.*  This course is intended for contractors who have experience installing pavers, but want to expand to learn how to properly install permeable paver systems. To pass the exam, and obtain PICP certification, you will need a working knowledge of basic paver installation. If attendees pass the exam, they will receive a Record of Completion, stating they took and passed the course.  At that point, if attendees are already a Certified Concrete Paver Installer, they can add the PICP Specialist designation onto the regular certificate, once meeting the installation requirements (Minimum of 20 PICP projects and aminimum of 25,000 sq. ft. OR Minimum of 10 PICP projects and a minimum of 50,000 sq. ft.).Certificate of successful completion of the PICP course is required for all contractors who install RainScapes Rebate permeable paver projects. If you are unable to attend this course, be sure to attend a  PICP course and pass the exam to expand your participation options with the RainScapes Rewards Rebate Program.Discounted price: $0 (regularly $240).Date and location: Virtual class, 8:30-noon January 26 & 27, 2021Registration:  ams.icpi.org&*Limited to 2 people per company. Category: Educational Class, Environmental Protection Age: Adult Contact Name: Aaron Paul Contact Phone: 703-657-6900 x 229 Contact Email: apaul@icpi.org Cost: Free More info: ams.icpi.org&

Develop Your Business Plan
Webinar hosted by Maryland Women's Business Center Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 9:30am – 12:30pm A business plan is a road map to steer your business in the right direction and an essential component of success. It is also the key to securing funding from banks and investors. Writing your business plan requires a holistic analysis of your business, which we will detail in this course. Topics include: Business mission, vision, and values Market/competitive analysis Marketing goals Business operations and organizational structure Financial analysis and sales projections Small business accounting and compliance *Intended Audience: pre-venture, start-up Develop Your Business Plan is the third workshop in our Plan and Start Your Business series. It is recommended that you take workshops in the following order: Introduction to Entrepreneurship and MWBC Steps to Start Your Business Develop Your Business Plan Market Your Business on a Budget Pre-registration is required. You will receive a link to the Zoom meeting upon registration. If this is your first time using Zoom, we recommend that you log on a few minutes early as you may need to install the Zoom app. Fee: $25 Note: MWBC recognizes that many individuals and businesses are experiencing financial hardships right now. If the cost of this workshop is a deterrent to your attendance, please contact us to discuss scholarship opportunities.  Category: Business Age: Adult Area: All Cost: $25 More info: marylandwbc.org&

GO
Meeting to be held remotely Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 9:30am Government Operations & Fiscal Policy Committee Meeting View Agenda and Staff Reports   Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

Early Childhood Coordinating Council
See Link to Microsoft Teams Meeting and Teleconferencing Phone Number Under Description Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 10am – 12pm Join Microsoft teams Meetingteams.microsoft.com& +1 443-692-5768,,738700018# United States, Baltimore Phone Conference ID: 738 700 018# Contact Email: taryn.billand@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Taryn Billand Contact Phone: 240-777-3904 Boards: Early Childhood Coordinating Council Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, Council and Committee Meetings Area: All Age: Adult, Seniors More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Small Business Loan Applications- Why Are They Asking Me That?
Online Small Business Loan Worksheet Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 10:30 – 11am There are more nancing options for small businesses available today than ever before, and that includes online lending. What differentiates online lenders from traditional lenders, like banks, is that online lenders typically have a quicker and easier process, from application to fundingmaking the application process a day or two rather than weeks or months with traditional lenders. Whats more, many online lenders do not require a business plan or specic assets be identied as collateral to secure the loan. Category: Business Area: All

Legal Requirements for Small Business
Online Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 11 – 11:30am As a small business owner, do you know what your federal, state and local legal obligations are? This course will give you an overview of the legal requirements of small business owners. Category: Business Area: All

Financing Options for Small Businesses
Online Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 11:30am – 12pm Category: Business Area: All

Key Census Programs and Tools for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners: A Strategic Approach
Webinar hosted by Maryland SBDC and U.S. Census Bureau Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 11:30am – 1:30pm A further look into the tools that can help your business from the start up phase to expansion considerations. While counting the U.S. population is certainly an important part of what the Census Bureau does, it isn't the only thing! This webinar will provide an overview of key Census (and non-Census) demographic and business data programs that entrepreneurs and business owners can use to better understand their markets. The webinar will also feature an interactive, live demo of the free Census Business Builder data tool that businesses can use to access these data. There will also be time left for Q&A, so bring your tough questions! Category: Business Age: Adult Area: All Contact Name: Catherine Raley Contact Email: ccraley@salisbury.edu Cost: free More info: www.marylandsbdc.org&

Diabetes Support Group
Holiday Park Senior Center3950 Ferrara Dr.Wheaton, MD 20906 Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 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

2021's Hottest Businesses, Markets & Trends
Webinar hosted by SCORE Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 1pm We all know 2020 was not a typical year for small businesses, and the factors that impacted us this year will continue to affect us in 2021. But, while were still facing a lot of unknowns, there are some things we do know. And well discuss them in this webinar. Join this timely session, presented by small business expert and best-selling author Rieva Lesonsky, where youll learn about the breakthrough small business ideas and industries that are breaking through and reaching consumers. Youll find out about Americas changing demographics, attitudes, and consumer behaviors, and how your small business can best adapt and address them, such as: The industry thats soaring right now and how small retailers can take advantage How restaurants can transform their operations Which consumer behaviors have shifted, and how you can reach those customers How COVID-19 has created entrepreneurial opportunities How to pivot your small business to address changing consumer demands Whether youre a startup entrepreneur or have owned your business for years, youll want to learn how you can adjust to and take advantage of todays changing marketplace. Presented by Rieva Lesonski Rieva Lesonsky is president and CEO of GrowBiz Media, a custom content and media company focusing on small business and entrepreneurship, and the blog SmallBizDaily.com. Shes a nationally-known speaker, best-selling author, and authority on entrepreneurship and has covered the industry for more than 30 years. Prior to starting GrowBiz Media, she was the long-time Editorial Director of Entrepreneur magazine. Category: Business Age: Adult Area: All Cost: free More info: readytalk.webcasts.com&

Getting the Most from Your Web Presence and Development
Webinar hosted by Maryland SBDC Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 1 – 2:30pm Join this session to gather helpful marketing tips to assess your digital footprint. We will identify what your web presence needs in order to be accessible and searchable to an online customer base. We will cover issues on how to identify your business needs on the web, and what you need to do to create next steps to achieve your digital goals. Ideas will assist you in thinking like a customer and making the most of your online efforts! Presenter, Ali Stamathis, Business Sustainability Center, Maryland SBDC Category: Business Age: Adult Area: All Contact Name: Diane McFarland Contact Email: dlmcfarland@frostburg.edu Cost: free More info: www.marylandsbdc.org&

One-on-One Business Counseling with the Small Business Development Center
Business ConnectVirtual Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 1 – 4pm One-on-one appointment with experienced business consultant.By appointment only. Category: Business Contact Name: Grier Melick Contact Phone: 443-577-8835 Contact Email: jmelick@umd.edu Cost: Free More info: www.marylandsbdc.org

REDES SOCIALES PARA PEQUEÑOS NEGOCIOS
Webinar hosted by the Latino Economic Development Center Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 1 – 2pm REDES SOCIALES PARA PEQUEÑOS NEGOCIOS Es usted un emprendedor/a de negocios quien quiere mejorar su mercadeo y presencia online? Lo invitamos a este seminario web donde cubriremos como utilizar una de las herramientas para eficientes a su disposición: Las redes sociales. Aquí le explicaremos como puede usar plataformas como Facebook, Instagram y Twitter entro otros, para poder alcanzar más clientes, promocionar sus productos/servicios y formalizar su presencia online. Este evento tendrá lugar el miércoles 27 de enero a las 1:00 PM via ZOOM Le enviaremos un correo electrónico con las indicaciones sobre como participar una vez que este registrado. Si tiene alguna pregunta, puede contactar a Sergio Von Horoch a svonhoroch@ledcmetro.org o llamarnos o enviarnos mensajes de texto al (202) 540-7416. Category: Business Age: Adult Area: All Contact Name: Sergio Von Horoch Contact Phone: 202-540-7416 Contact Email: svonhoroch@ledcmetro.org Cost: free More info: www.ledcmetro.org&

Ecowise drop-off
Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station, Hazardous Waste Drop-off16101 Frederick RoadDerwood, MD 20855 Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 1 – 5pm More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

FREE Rabies Clinic
7315 Muncaster Mill RdDerwood, MD 20855 Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 1 – 5:30pm visit website for more information. for schedule an appointment: http://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=14167986&appointmentType=14830373 Category: Health, Public Safety Age: Adult, Seniors, Family Area: All Contact Name: Montgomery County Animal Services Contact Phone: 240-773-5900 Contact Email: deborah.norris@montgomerycountymd.gov Cost: FREE but schedule online More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Pro Bono (Free) Legal Advice
Ana G. Mendez University System11006 Veirs Mill RoadWheaton, MD 20902 Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 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

CANCELLED - Volunteer Information Session
Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 5:30 – 7pm Interested in helping animals at the shelter? Volunteer opportunities include everything from administrative work, to training and handling of animals.Join us for an information session to learn about all the ways that you can make a difference in the lives of animals at Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center!Space is limited!You must be 18 years old to apply. Category: Volunteers Age: Adult Area: All Contact Name: Lea Ann Gross Contact Phone: 240-773-5696 Contact Email: volunteermcasac@montgomerycountymd.gov Cost: Free More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Commission on Child Care-Full Commission Meeting and Subcommittees
See Link to Microsoft Team Meeting and Teleconference Phone Number Under Description Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 6 – 8pm Link to join Microsoft TEAMS Meeting: teams.microsoft.com& Information to join via teleconference: +1 443-692-5768   United States, Baltimore (Toll)Conference ID: 766 461 594# Contact Email: Erin.stillwell@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Erin Stillwell Contact Phone: 240-777-1716 Boards: Commission on Child Care Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions Area: All Age: Adult 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 27, 2021, 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

Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series: Agricultural Enterprises
Webinar: Link will be sent to all registrantsFree but registration is required Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 6 – 9pm January 27, 2021 - Agricultural Enterprises: Its not all in ground production. What options are available for starting something different? Soilless production, small livestock, other methods of being in agriculture. The Montgomery County Office of Agriculture and the University of Maryland Extension are pleased to offer the 2021 Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series. Classes will be held by way of Zoom through the University of Maryland Extension and the Montgomery County Office of Agriculture. Classes will be on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 Category: Educational Class Age: Adult Area: All Contact Name: Chuck Schuster Contact Email: cfs@umd.edu Cost: FREE More info: www.eventbrite.com&

Wellness Community Events: Healing and Holding On - One Conversation at a Time for the Community
Online! Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 6 – 7:30pm Topic: Stress Management and Well-Being through Self-Care Sessions are free and open to the public. You do not need to register. Join the session at http://bit.ly/wellness-community-4 , Facebook, or  County Cable Montgomery. Self-care is vital for our overall well-being. This workshop will focus on providing the knowledge and skills to help participants develop a self-care plan. Participants will learn how self-care activities can help them cope with stress and improve their mental, emotional, and physical health. Participants will learn: Definitions of stress, burnout and self-care; The impact self-care can have on your overall wellbeing; Proven self-care strategies; and How to develop your own self-care plan. The conversation will be led by EveryMind, an organization that empowers individuals to reach optimal mental wellness. For sixty years, their highly trained, caring, professional staff has provided community education, advocacy and direct services to empower children, teens, families, older adults and the entire community to reach optimal mental wellness. They strive to find a way to move past the stigma that gets in the way of wholeness and wellness. For more information, email hhsmail@montgomerycountymd.gov.  Part of the series: Wellness Community Events: Healing and Holding On - One Conversation at a Time for the Community.   Category: Health Age: Adult, Seniors Area: All, Bethesda/Chevy Chase, East County, MidCounty, Rockville, Silver Spring, Upcounty Contact Email: hhsmail@montgomerycountymd.gov More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Racial Equity and Social Justice Advisory Committee
See Link to Microsoft Team Meeting and Teleconference Phone Number Under Description. Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 6:30 – 8:30pm Join Microsoft Teams Meeting gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com& +1 443-692-5768 United States, Baltimore (Toll) Conference ID: 646 582 77# Agenda for Racial Equity and Social Justice Advisory Committee Meeting 6:30 Call to order Adoption of Agenda Adoption of Minutes 6:40 Business Subcommittee formation Priorities Discussion 7:15 New members update as required by Bill 44-20 Tiffany Ward apps.montgomerycountymd.gov& 7:30 Special Presentation on Capitol Insurrection Pat Grant Discussion 8:20 New Business 8:25 Announcements 8:30 Adjourn PLEASE NOTE: RACIAL EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS ARE USUALLY HELD THE 3RD WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH. THIS MEETING ONLY HAS BEEN CHANGED TO THE 4TH WEDNESDAY. Contact Email: tiffany.ward@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Tiffany Ward Contact Phone: 240-777-5334 Boards: Racial Equity and Social Justice Advisory Committee Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions

Virtual Office Hours with the University of Maryland Extension Food Safety Group
Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am!Virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am.Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings.Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tues & Thurs. Mornings Thursday, January 28, 2021, 7 – 10am Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am! We are offering virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am. Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings. Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Category: Educational Class Age: Adult Area: All Contact Name: Carol Allen Contact Phone: 301-405-7543 Contact Email: callen12@umd.edu Cost: Free

2021 Central Maryland Vegetable growers meeting
Virtual: Link will be sent to all registrants Thursday, January 28, 2021, 8am – 12pm Commercial Vegetable Growers are invited to the 2021 Central Maryland Vegetable Growers Meeting on Thursday, January 28, 2021.This meeting serves as Recertification for Maryland private pesticide applicators and offers recertification credits for Pennsylvania recertification. Also, producers can attend specific presentations to renew their Maryland nutrient applicators voucher. Category: Educational Class Age: Adult Area: All Cost: FREE More info: umd.zoom.us&

HHS
Meeting to be held remotely Thursday, January 28, 2021, 9:30am Health & Human Services Committee Meeting   Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

Small Business Loan Applications- Why Are They Asking Me That?
Online Small Business Loan Worksheet Thursday, January 28, 2021, 10:30 – 11am There are more nancing options for small businesses available today than ever before, and that includes online lending. What differentiates online lenders from traditional lenders, like banks, is that online lenders typically have a quicker and easier process, from application to fundingmaking the application process a day or two rather than weeks or months with traditional lenders. Whats more, many online lenders do not require a business plan or specic assets be identied as collateral to secure the loan. Category: Business Area: All

Legal Requirements for Small Business
Online Thursday, January 28, 2021, 11 – 11:30am As a small business owner, do you know what your federal, state and local legal obligations are? This course will give you an overview of the legal requirements of small business owners. Category: Business Area: All

Grab And Go - Food Distribution
Church of the Redeemer19425 Woodfield RdGaithersburg Thursday, January 28, 2021, 11am – 1pm Anyone in need of food is welcome to come to Grab-N-Go. We plan to distribute produce and non-perishable food. We would love to serve you. Category: Food Distribution Age: Adult, Family Area: All Contact Name: Steve Lane Contact Phone: 301-926-0967 Contact Email: outreach@church-redeemer.org Cost: No Cost More info: church-redeemer.org&

Oak Chapel UMC Consolidation Hub Food Distributions
14500 Layhill RdSilver Spring, MD 20906 Thursday, January 28, 2021, 11am – 1pm Diapers availableHome deliveries available on Wednesday Category: Community Events, Food Distribution, Government Age: Kids, Teens, Adult, Seniors, Family Area: East County, Silver Spring Contact Name: Oak Church Chapel Contact Phone: 301-501-5804 Contact Email: ocumhub@gmail.com Cost: Free

Financing Options for Small Businesses
Online Thursday, January 28, 2021, 11:30am – 12pm Category: Business Area: All

QuickBooks Basics for Small Businesses
Webinar hosted by Maryland SBDC Thursday, January 28, 2021, 11:30am – 12:30pm Join this webinar to learn the different QuickBooks platforms available for small businesses. We will share the importance of having an accounting system for your business and get into QuickBooks Online. This course goes over the basics of QBO, ensures that you are familiarized with the QBO menu, how to link the bank account, the basics of the chart of accounts and how to pull reports from QuickBooks. Category: Business Age: Adult Area: All Contact Name: Catherine Raley Contact Email: ccraley@salisbury.edu Cost: free More info: www.marylandsbdc.org&

Business Model Design - Success in Uncertain Times
Webinar hosted by Maryland SBDC Thursday, January 28, 2021, 1 – 2:30pm Entrepreneurs in the face of COVID19 must be agile to adapt and pivot in a situation of uncertainty. How? By innovating, not just in the pandemic, but on an ongoing basis, regardless of the type of business. The challenge is how to do this successfully. Within the last few years, the design thinking method and the lean approach to developing business models are being used as tools by startups and established companies worldwide to become agile and successfully introduce new products and services to the market. This presentation will describe these methods, with their emphasis on the client and on constant improvement, and show participants how these tools are relevant in the current environment. This presentation by Winsome Leslie, Ph.D., an expert in international development, entrepreneurship and innovation, is currently President and CEO of DevSolutions Consulting. The firm provides advisory and consulting services in micro and small business development to organizations, as well as entrepreneurs in the U.S. and emerging markets. Category: Business Age: Adult Area: All Contact Name: Diane McFarland Contact Email: dlmcfarland@frostburg.edu Cost: free More info: www.marylandsbdc.org&

E&C/HHS
Meeting to be held remotely Thursday, January 28, 2021, 1:30pm Joint Health & Human Services and Education and Culture Committee Meeting   Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

Data Privacy - Why it Should be a Top Priority for Your Small to Medium-Size Business
Webinar hosted by SCORE and sponsored by Cybercrime Support Network and Keeper Security, LLC Thursday, January 28, 2021, 2pm Small to medium-size businesses (SMBs) need to make Data Privacy a higher priority in todays increasingly interconnected digital ecosystem. Join Cybercrime Support Network (CSN) CEO & Founder Kristin Judge and Keeper Security CEO & Co-Founder Darren Guccione, as they discuss issues regarding cybersecurity, privacy, data governance and digital ethics. In this webinar, you will learn: What some of the data privacy regulations that are affecting SMBs today The responsibilities and potential liabilities created by these regulations How SMBs can take proactive steps to comply with complex regulations  Presented by Kristin Judge After serving as an elected official, Kristin founded the nonprofit Cybercrime Support Network to serve individuals and SMBs impacted by cybercrime. Shes been called on by technology publications like SC Magazine and Government Technology, to share online safety tips. Kristin was named SC Media "Women in IT Security Influencer" and Woman of Influence by the Executive Womens Forum. At MS-ISAC and National Cyber Security Alliance she worked as a technology interpreter helping nontechnical people understand security. Presented by Darren Guccione  Darren Guccione is the CEO and Co-Founder of Keeper Security, Inc., the creator of Keeper, the worlds most popular password manager and secure digital vault. Keeper software is used globally by millions of people and thousands of businesses. Prior to Keeper, Darren served as an advisor to NinthDecimal (f/k/a JiWire), the leading media and technology service provider for the Wi-Fi industry. Prior to that, Darren was the CFO and Co-founder of Apollo Solutions, Inc., which was acquired by CNET Networks (now CBS Interactive). Sponsored by: Cybercrime Support Network Sponsored by: Keeper Security, LLC   Category: Business Age: Adult Area: All Cost: free More info: readytalk.webcasts.com&

Sustainability Series: New Compost Legislation for Montgomery County Farms
Webinar hosted by Bethesda Green Thursday, January 28, 2021, 4 – 5:30pm Learn about the new Montgomery County Zoning Text Amendment 20-04 that expands composting for farmers About this Event Food waste is the largest contributing factor to the countys waste stream. Montgomery County, Maryland currently produces 147,000 tons of food waste per year. One way the county aims to reduce its waste and contribute to its climate goals is by expanding composting on farms in Montgomery County through Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA) 20-04. Introduced by Council Member Evan Glass, ZTA 20-04 would increase the amount of off-site material that farmers can use in the manufacturing of compost and mulch from 20 percent to 50 percent. Join us Thursday Jan 28th at 4pm for a discussion on ZTA 20-04 and Learn how the new legislation benefits the environment, small business owners, family-owned farms, and the community at-large. Composting is a core farming activity and an effective way to reduce food waste, and by partnering with local environmental entrepreneurs, it will lead to a greener environment and economy. This is good for our farmers, our small businesses, our residents and the planet. - Council Member Evan Glass. Check out the legislation: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&. Please consider making a $5 donation when booking your ticket to keep our programming going during these unprecedented times. We appreciate it! Category: Business Age: Adult Area: All Cost: voluntary suggested $5 donation More info: www.eventbrite.com&

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes
Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220Wheaton, MD 20902 Thursday, January 28, 2021, 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

Montgomery County's Climate Action Plan Presentation at Audubon Naturalist Society
Zoom Thursday, January 28, 2021, 6:30 – 8pm The Audubon Naturalist Society is hosting a virtual presentation on Montgomery County's new Draft Climate Action Plan with the Countys climate planning team. Come and join us to learn more about Montgomery County's Draft Climate Action Plan. Register: https://anshome.org/events/cap-at-ans/ Category: Environmental Protection

Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee Meeting
Virtual Meeting via internet-based platform Microsoft Teams Thursday, January 28, 2021, 7 – 8:30pm Virtual meeting of the PBTSAC. Please e-mail Wade Holland at visionzero@montgomerycountymd.gov to receive a link and call-in formation to the meeting and to request accessibility accommodations (more details below on requesting accommodations).The Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee will be meeting monthly from September 2020 to January 2021 to advise the County Government on developing the 10-year Vision Zero Strategic Plan and FY22-23 Action Plan. Each meeting will use a standard meeting agenda. Any adjustments to the agenda will be sent prior to the meeting date.Agenda Welcome, announcements, and general business from the Chair (15 minutes) Presentation and group discussion on 10-year Vision Zero Strategic Plan (1 hour) Wrap up and next steps (15 minutes)Meeting Accessibility Policy: Montgomery County will provide sign language interpreters and other auxiliary aids or services upon request. Please make your request with as much advance notice as possible, if possible at least three (3) full business days in advance of the meeting, by contacting Wade Holland at 240-777-2623 (Voice) or TTY users use Maryland Relay or send a request to visionzero@montgomerycountymd.gov. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fulfill. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions Area: All Contact Name: Wade Holland Contact Phone: 240-777-2623 Contact Email: visionzero@montgomerycountymd.gov More info: montgomerycountymd.gov&

Virtual Office Hours with the University of Maryland Extension Food Safety Group
Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am!Virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am.Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings.Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tues & Thurs. Mornings Friday, January 29, 2021, 7 – 10am Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am! We are offering virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am. Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings. Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Category: Educational Class Age: Adult Area: All Contact Name: Carol Allen Contact Phone: 301-405-7543 Contact Email: callen12@umd.edu Cost: Free

How to Become a Certified Woman-Owned Business
Webinar hosted by Maryland Women's Business Center Friday, January 29, 2021, 10 – 11:30am MBE, WBE, DBE, SBA 8(a), WOSB  which one is the right certification for your woman-owned business? If your business is majority minority-owned (51% or greater) and you want to have more opportunities for government contracting, you need to take this webinar! We will describe the different types of minority and women-owned certifications accepted at the federal & state levels so that you can determine which is best for your business. Cost: $15   Policies: Women and men are invited to attend our training workshops. Pre-registration is required. You will receive a link to the Zoom meeting upon registration. If this is your first time using Zoom, we recommend that you log on a few minutes early as you may need to install the Zoom app. Note: MWBC recognizes that many individuals and businesses are experiencing financial hardships right now. If the cost of this workshop is a deterrent to your attendance, please contact us to discuss scholarship opportunities.  Category: Business Age: Adult Area: All Contact Name: Maryland Women's Business Center Contact Phone: 301-315-8091 Contact Email: training@marylandwbc.org Cost: $15 More info: marylandwbc.org&

Small Business Loan Applications- Why Are They Asking Me That?
Online Small Business Loan Worksheet Friday, January 29, 2021, 10:30 – 11am There are more nancing options for small businesses available today than ever before, and that includes online lending. What differentiates online lenders from traditional lenders, like banks, is that online lenders typically have a quicker and easier process, from application to fundingmaking the application process a day or two rather than weeks or months with traditional lenders. Whats more, many online lenders do not require a business plan or specic assets be identied as collateral to secure the loan. Category: Business Area: All

Legal Requirements for Small Business
Online Friday, January 29, 2021, 11 – 11:30am As a small business owner, do you know what your federal, state and local legal obligations are? This course will give you an overview of the legal requirements of small business owners. Category: Business Area: All

Interfaith Works Twinbrook Food Distribution
751 Twinbrook ParkwayRockville, MD, 20851 Friday, January 29, 2021, 11am – 1pm Category: Food Distribution Contact Name: Interfaith Works Twinbrook Food Distribution Hub, Nourish Now, and Latino Health Initiative Contact Email: hubcoordinator@iworksmc.org

Financing Options for Small Businesses
Online Friday, January 29, 2021, 11:30am – 12pm Category: Business Area: All

How to Become a Certified Woman-Owned Business
Webinar Hosted by Maryland Women's Business Center Friday, January 29, 2021, 10 – 11:30pm MBE, WBE, DBE, SBA 8(a), WOSB  which one is the right certification for your woman-owned business? If your business is majority minority-owned (51% or greater) and you want to have more opportunities for government contracting, you need to take this webinar! We will describe the different types of minority and women-owned certifications accepted at the federal & state levels so that you can determine which is best for your business. Cost: $15   Policies: Women and men are invited to attend our training workshops. Pre-registration is required. You will receive a link to the Zoom meeting upon registration. If this is your first time using Zoom, we recommend that you log on a few minutes early as you may need to install the Zoom app. Note: MWBC recognizes that many individuals and businesses are experiencing financial hardships right now. If the cost of this workshop is a deterrent to your attendance, please contact us to discuss scholarship opportunities.  Category: Business Age: Adult Area: All Cost: $15 More info: marylandwbc.org&

Virtual Office Hours with the University of Maryland Extension Food Safety Group
Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am!Virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am.Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings.Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tues & Thurs. Mornings Saturday, January 30, 2021, 7 – 10am Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am! We are offering virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am. Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings. Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Category: Educational Class Age: Adult Area: All Contact Name: Carol Allen Contact Phone: 301-405-7543 Contact Email: callen12@umd.edu Cost: Free

Grab & Go: East County
East County Community Recreation Center3310 Gateshead Manor Way Silver Spring, MD Saturday, January 30, 2021, 10am – 12pm Free grocery pick-up - one box per household - drive up and walk up, while supplies last.   Category: Community Events, Food Distribution Age: Adult, Seniors, Family Area: Silver Spring Cost: FREE More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Produce Distribution
Montgomery Blair High School Saturday, January 30, 2021, 10 – 11:30am Overflow City Church of Silver Spring, MD will be distributing produce to families from 10:00am until supplies run out Category: Food Distribution Age: Family Area: Silver Spring Contact Name: Erica Bizzell Contact Phone: 301-335-6152 Contact Email: outreach@overflowcitychurch.com

Small Business Loan Applications- Why Are They Asking Me That?
Online Small Business Loan Worksheet Saturday, January 30, 2021, 10:30 – 11am There are more nancing options for small businesses available today than ever before, and that includes online lending. What differentiates online lenders from traditional lenders, like banks, is that online lenders typically have a quicker and easier process, from application to fundingmaking the application process a day or two rather than weeks or months with traditional lenders. Whats more, many online lenders do not require a business plan or specic assets be identied as collateral to secure the loan. Category: Business Area: All

Legal Requirements for Small Business
Online Saturday, January 30, 2021, 11 – 11:30am As a small business owner, do you know what your federal, state and local legal obligations are? This course will give you an overview of the legal requirements of small business owners. Category: Business Area: All

Financing Options for Small Businesses
Online Saturday, January 30, 2021, 11:30am – 12pm Category: Business Area: All

SCORE - Startup and Small Business Counseling
Business ConnectVirtual Saturday, January 30, 2021, 1 – 5pm Category: Business Area: Silver Spring Contact Name: Daniel Koroma Contact Email: daniel.koroma@montgomerycountymd.gov

Virtual Office Hours with the University of Maryland Extension Food Safety Group
Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am!Virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am.Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings.Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tues & Thurs. Mornings Sunday, January 31, 2021, 7 – 10am Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am! We are offering virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am. Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings. Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Category: Educational Class Age: Adult Area: All Contact Name: Carol Allen Contact Phone: 301-405-7543 Contact Email: callen12@umd.edu Cost: Free

Free Meal Pickup
Guru Gobind Singh Foundation13814 Travilah Rd. Rockville, MD Sunday, January 31, 2021, 10am – 12pm Free meals distributed by the Guru Gobind Singh Foundation. If someone is elderly or immuno-compromised please reach out and set up a contact-less delivery. Category: Food Distribution Age: Adult, Seniors, Family Area: Upcounty Contact Name: Aman Shergill Contact Email: shergillaman1@gmail.com More info: montgomerycountymd.gov&

Small Business Loan Applications- Why Are They Asking Me That?
Online Small Business Loan Worksheet Sunday, January 31, 2021, 10:30 – 11am There are more nancing options for small businesses available today than ever before, and that includes online lending. What differentiates online lenders from traditional lenders, like banks, is that online lenders typically have a quicker and easier process, from application to fundingmaking the application process a day or two rather than weeks or months with traditional lenders. Whats more, many online lenders do not require a business plan or specic assets be identied as collateral to secure the loan. Category: Business Area: All

Legal Requirements for Small Business
Online Sunday, January 31, 2021, 11 – 11:30am As a small business owner, do you know what your federal, state and local legal obligations are? This course will give you an overview of the legal requirements of small business owners. Category: Business Area: All

Financing Options for Small Businesses
Online Sunday, January 31, 2021, 11:30am – 12pm Category: Business Area: All

Free Grocery Drive-Thru
Guru Nanak Foundation of America12917 Old Columbia Pike Silver Spring, MD 20904 Sunday, January 31, 2021, 2 – 4pm Sikh families from the Guru Nanak Foundation of Ameria would like to support your family by providing groceries safely to your car. Just show up and drive-thru! Category: Food Distribution Age: Adult, Seniors, Family Area: Silver Spring Contact Name: Neeta Contact Phone: 301-728-7138 Contact Email: management@gnfa.org Cost: FREE More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Annual Recycling Reports due for Large Businesses
Monday, February 1, 2021 Annual Recycling Reports are due today for large businesses (250+ employees). File your Report online Category: Environmental Protection, Recycling Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase, East County, MidCounty, Silver Spring, Upcounty More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Annual Recycling Reports are due today for Multi-Family Properties
Monday, February 1, 2021 Category: Environmental Protection, Recycling Contact Name: Ruth Carbonell Contact Email: Ruth.Carbonell@montgomerycountymd.gov More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Virtual Office Hours with the University of Maryland Extension Food Safety Group
Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am!Virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am.Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings.Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tues & Thurs. Mornings Monday, February 1, 2021, 7 – 10am Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am! We are offering virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am. Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings. Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Category: Educational Class Age: Adult Area: All Contact Name: Carol Allen Contact Phone: 301-405-7543 Contact Email: callen12@umd.edu Cost: Free

GO
Meeting to be held remotely Monday, February 1, 2021, 9:30am Government Operations & Fiscal Policy Committee Meeting   Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

Small Business Loan Applications- Why Are They Asking Me That?
Online Small Business Loan Worksheet Monday, February 1, 2021, 10:30 – 11am There are more nancing options for small businesses available today than ever before, and that includes online lending. What differentiates online lenders from traditional lenders, like banks, is that online lenders typically have a quicker and easier process, from application to fundingmaking the application process a day or two rather than weeks or months with traditional lenders. Whats more, many online lenders do not require a business plan or specic assets be identied as collateral to secure the loan. Category: Business Area: All

Legal Requirements for Small Business
Online Monday, February 1, 2021, 11 – 11:30am As a small business owner, do you know what your federal, state and local legal obligations are? This course will give you an overview of the legal requirements of small business owners. Category: Business Area: All

Financing Options for Small Businesses
Online Monday, February 1, 2021, 11:30am – 12pm Category: Business Area: All

State Legislation
Meeting to be held remotely. Monday, February 1, 2021, 12:30 – 1:30pm State Legislation   Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

T&E
Meeting to be held remotely Monday, February 1, 2021, 2:30pm Transportation & Environment Committee Meeting View Current Agenda and Staff Reports View Future Committee Agenda Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

Virtual Office Hours with the University of Maryland Extension Food Safety Group
Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am!Virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am.Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings.Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tues & Thurs. Mornings Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 7 – 10am Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am! We are offering virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am. Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings. Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Category: Educational Class Age: Adult Area: All Contact Name: Carol Allen Contact Phone: 301-405-7543 Contact Email: callen12@umd.edu Cost: Free

Advisory Committee on Consumer Protection
See Link to Microsoft Team Meeting and Teleconference Phone Number Under Description Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 8:30 – 9:30am Join Microsoft Teams Meetinggcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com& +1 443-692-5768,,799012213# United States, Baltimore Phone Conference ID: 799 012 213# Contact Name: Sharon Margolis Contact Phone: 240-777-3636 Boards: Advisory Committee on Consumer Protection Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Board of Registration for Building Contractors
The dial-in-number is 1-443-692-5768Conference ID: 853 764 515 Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 8:30 – 10am Board members meet to determine if the applicant is qualified to comply with the building codes, laws and regulations of Montgomery County and the State with regards to the construction of new residential homes. The members then make their recommendations to the Director of Office of Consumer Protection. Contact Email: Jihan.Hassan@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Jihan "Jenny" Hassan Contact Phone: (240) 777-3732 Boards: Board of Registration for Building Contractors Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, Public Safety Area: All More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Board of Registration for Building Contractors
The dial-in-number is 1-443-692-5768Conference ID: 853 764 515 Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 8:30 – 10am Board members meet to determine if the applicant is qualified to comply with the building codes, laws and regulations of Montgomery County and the State with regards to the construction of new residential homes. The members then make their recommendations to the Director of Office of Consumer Protection. Contact Email: Jihan.Hassan@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Jihan "Jenny" Hassan Contact Phone: (240) 777-3732 Boards: Board of Registration for Building Contractors Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, Public Safety Area: All More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Council Session
Meeting to be held remotely. Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 9am Council Session   Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

Small Business Loan Applications- Why Are They Asking Me That?
Online Small Business Loan Worksheet Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 10:30 – 11am There are more nancing options for small businesses available today than ever before, and that includes online lending. What differentiates online lenders from traditional lenders, like banks, is that online lenders typically have a quicker and easier process, from application to fundingmaking the application process a day or two rather than weeks or months with traditional lenders. Whats more, many online lenders do not require a business plan or specic assets be identied as collateral to secure the loan. Category: Business Area: All

Legal Requirements for Small Business
Online Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 11 – 11:30am As a small business owner, do you know what your federal, state and local legal obligations are? This course will give you an overview of the legal requirements of small business owners. Category: Business Area: All

Financing Options for Small Businesses
Online Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 11:30am – 12pm Category: Business Area: All

One-on-One Business Counseling with Latino Economic Development Center
Business ConnectVirtual Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 1 – 4pm Sign up for a 1-hour, one-one-one counseling session with a Small Business Coach from the Latino Economic Development Center.Contact mgodoy@ledcmetro.org to register. Category: Business Contact Name: Maria Godoy Contact Phone: 202-540-7414 Contact Email: mgodoy@ledcmetro.org Cost: Free More info: www.ledcmetro.org&

SCORE - Startup and Small Business Counseling
Business ConnectVirtual Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 1 – 5pm Category: Business Area: Silver Spring Contact Name: Daniel Koroma Contact Email: daniel.koroma@montgomerycountymd.gov

Shipping as a Small-Business Growth Strategy - Here's What You Need to Know
Webinar hosted by SCORE and sponsored by FedEx Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 1pm Small businesses have faced many challenges and hurdles since the pandemic began, but e-commerce continues to thrive. The rise in online shopping is likely to continue, making it more important than ever to offer shipping for your products. Join this session where Jamie Mason, FedEx Sales Director, will share expert advice on getting started with shipping, how to save time and money, and insight on how small businesses can make the most of this opportunity for growth. Youll learn about: How to make shipping part of your long-term growth strategy Saving time and money with the right shipping services Simplified shipping with online tools, creating an account, ordering supplies and more Shipping specialty items like perishables, electronics and dangerous goods Presented by Jamie R. Mason Jamie Mason is a Managing Director of Field Sales for FedEx Services in Southern California, responsible for strategic direction, vision and execution in growing market share within the small to medium business segment. Her passion for consultative selling stems from growing up with FedEx over the last 34 years while watching the company quickly adapt to change in the marketplace through innovation and technology. Jamies first-hand experience allows her to help her customers use shipping to adapt, grow and stay competitive even in uncertain times. Sponsored by FedEx Category: Business Age: Adult Area: All Cost: free More info: readytalk.webcasts.com&

Strategies to Promote Your CSA During CSA Week & Beyond
Virtual Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 1 – 2:15pm CSA Innovation Network will cover four (4) simple online marketing strategies to promote CSA year-round and cover the best promotional practices for you to implement during CSA Week. These strategies and examples are sure to inspire your creativity and drive CSA sign-ups!  Category: Educational Class Age: Adult Area: All Contact Email: info@csainnovationnetwork.org More info: www.csainnovationnetwork.org&

Expedited Bill 1-21, Growth and Infrastructure Policy - Renamed - Expedited Development Approval Excise Tax - Repealed
Council Office Building Is Closed Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 1:30 – 2:30pm Council Agenda for this public hearing is available here. Category: Council and Committee Meetings, Government Area: All Contact Name: Jill Gaebl Contact Phone: 240-777-7803 Contact Email: Jill.Gaebl@montgomerycountymd.gov

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes
Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220Wheaton, MD 20902 Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 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
Teleconference/online Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 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 Contact Phone: (240) 777-3612 Boards: Commission on Landlord-Tenant Affairs Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions Area: All Age: Adult More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

All About Montgomery Countys New Climate Action Plan
Zoom Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 7:30 – 8:30pm At this event hosted by the Town of Washington Grove, the Countys climate planning staff will provide an overview of the Draft Climate Action Plan. Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85458324724?pwd=Zjk2bzAzRUtYNUZLVWprTUUrVnhtQT09 Meeting ID: 854 5832 4724 Passcode: 112677 Category: Environmental Protection More info: us02web.zoom.us&

Building Your Startup: A Hands-on Course for Academic and New Entrepreneurs
Online Hosted by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 8:30 – 9:30pm Course Description: Building a company is not an easy task. The time and energy needed to transform an innovative idea into a successful company are often greatly underestimated. If you are a new founder or a new entrepreneur, this course will help you apply the foundational tools to start building your company. This course is for researchers, future founders, new entrepreneurs, and anyone playing with the idea of creating a startup in 6-12 months or need help with moving their startup forward. By the end of the course, you should be able to: Identify and assess the market and the competition Appreciate the importance of an IP strategy to the company Understand company formation and evaluate skill requirements for a winning team Know how to write a business plan Put together a coherent pitch deck Course Schedule Lecturers Registration FAQ Course Schedule Module 1  Market Assessment and Competitive Analysis Module Description: Mapping your competitive position allows you to define the boundaries of your market and understanding your customer. Also, knowing your competition is vital as it feeds into your market analysis. Assessing your competitors allows you to implement effective strategies to understand and improve your competitive advantage. Tuesday, January 12Session 1: Competitive Analysis Tuesday, January 19Session 2: Market Analysis Tuesday, January 26Session 3: Competitive Positioning and Market Introduction Tuesday, February 2Session 4: Presentation and Discussion of Written Output: Market Assessment and Competitive Analysis Strategy Module 2  IP and Dealing with the University Module Description: For researchers creating IP in universities the tech transfer office is your main source of information and support. However, every entrepreneur needs to understand the process of patenting and licensing technologies from the university. This module also discusses how to create your IP strategy within the context of your business goals. Tuesday, February 9Session 1: Description of patents, copyrights, trades secrets Tuesday, February 16Session 2: Dealing with the University Tuesday, February 23Session 3: Doing a Licensing Agreement or Starting a Company Tuesday, March 2Session 4: Presentation and Discussion of Written Output: IP Strategy Module 3  Company Formation and Team Module Description: This module covers what a startup needs to form the company: its organizational structure and its team. The type of business entity you choose has its advantages and disadvantages. This module will also look into the types of skills needed for your startup. Tuesday, March 9Session 1: Company Formation and Different Business Entities Tuesday, March 16Session 2: Company Organizational Flow and Structure Tuesday, March 23Session 3: Self-Assessment and Company Assessment of Skills Needed Tuesday, March 30Session 4: Presentation and Discussion of Written Output: Company Formed, and Operations and Management Team Module 4  Creating Your Business Plan Module Description: A business plan is a fundamental document for any company. It provides an operational, financial, and marketing roadmap for your company and it is a way to think through its key elements. Business plans are important to attract investors and partners as it outlines how your company goes about achieving its goals. Tuesday, April 6Session 1: Business Plan versus Mapping Tuesday, April 13Session 2: Elements of a Business Plan Tuesday, April 20Session 3: The Marketing Plan and Launching the Company Tuesday, April 27Session 4: Presentation and Discussion of Written Output: Mini-business plan Module 5 - Funding Your Business Module Description: One of the main concerns of a startup founder is how to raise money to fund the company and where to find it. This module discusses the different funding avenues for a startup and how to create a coherent story to attract investors. Tuesday, May 4Session 1: Debt versus equity and Leveraging Tuesday, May 11Session 2: Government and University Funding, and Crowdfunding Tuesday, May 18Session 3: Angel and Venture Capital Funding (The Enterprise Capital Market) Tuesday, May 25Session 4: Presentation and Discussion of Written Output: Startup Pitch Deck  Category: Business Age: Adult Area: All Cost: $1,450 for the full Course/ $395 per module/ $60 course materials (book) More info: ncet2.org&

Virtual Office Hours with the University of Maryland Extension Food Safety Group
Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am!Virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am.Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings.Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tues & Thurs. Mornings Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 7 – 10am Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am! We are offering virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am. Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings. Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Category: Educational Class Age: Adult Area: All Contact Name: Carol Allen Contact Phone: 301-405-7543 Contact Email: callen12@umd.edu Cost: Free

Small Business Loan Applications- Why Are They Asking Me That?
Online Small Business Loan Worksheet Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 10:30 – 11am There are more nancing options for small businesses available today than ever before, and that includes online lending. What differentiates online lenders from traditional lenders, like banks, is that online lenders typically have a quicker and easier process, from application to fundingmaking the application process a day or two rather than weeks or months with traditional lenders. Whats more, many online lenders do not require a business plan or specic assets be identied as collateral to secure the loan. Category: Business Area: All

Legal Requirements for Small Business
Online Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 11 – 11:30am As a small business owner, do you know what your federal, state and local legal obligations are? This course will give you an overview of the legal requirements of small business owners. Category: Business Area: All

Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series: Soil and Soil Health
Virtual: link will be sent to all registrantsFree but registration is required Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 11am – 12pm February 3, 2021 - Soil and Soil Health: Promoting high quality soil that helps grow crops is essential. Learning how to preserve soil and promote soil health will be the highlight of this evenings program. Cover crops, soil health indicators, and how to improve soil health. The Montgomery County Office of Agriculture and the University of Maryland Extension are pleased to offer the 2021 Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series. Classes will be held by way of Zoom through the University of Maryland Extension and the Montgomery County Office of Agriculture. Classes will be on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 Category: Educational Class Age: Adult Area: All Contact Name: Chuck Schuster Contact Email: cfs@umd.edu Cost: FREE More info: www.eventbrite.com&

Financing Options for Small Businesses
Online Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 11:30am – 12pm Category: Business Area: All

One-on-One Business Counseling with the Small Business Development Center
Business ConnectVirtual Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 1 – 4pm One-on-one appointment with experienced business consultant.By appointment only. Category: Business Contact Name: Grier Melick Contact Phone: 443-577-8835 Contact Email: jmelick@umd.edu Cost: Free More info: www.marylandsbdc.org

Spanish: Financiamiento para su Negocio
Webinar hosted by Maryland SBDC Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 1 – 2:30pm El Centro Hispano de Negocios del MD SBDC realizará un seminario web para explicarle sobre cómo obtener un préstamo para su empresa nueva y/o existente, compartiremos los diferentes préstamos financieros disponibles, le explicaremos cuál es el proceso, y cuál es la documentación necesaria. Instructions: Registered participants will receive an email reminder and live videoconference access link 24 hours in advance of each session. Los participantes registrados recibirán un recordatorio por correo electrónico y un enlace de acceso a la videoconferencia en vivo 24 horas antes de cada sesión.   Category: Business Age: Adult Area: All Contact Name: Marisela Villamil Contact Phone: 301-802-1963 Contact Email: mvillamil@umd.edu Cost: gratis More info: mdsbdc.ecenterdirect.com&

Ecowise drop-off
Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station, Hazardous Waste Drop-off16101 Frederick RoadDerwood, MD 20855 Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 1 – 5pm More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

FREE Rabies Clinic
7315 Muncaster Mill RdDerwood, MD 20855 Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 1 – 5:30pm visit website for more information. for schedule an appointment: http://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=14167986&appointmentType=14830373 Category: Health, Public Safety Age: Adult, Seniors, Family Area: All Contact Name: Montgomery County Animal Services Contact Phone: 240-773-5900 Contact Email: deborah.norris@montgomerycountymd.gov Cost: FREE but schedule online More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

TFCG Meeting
Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 2 – 3pm Completed applications must be filed no later than 21 days prior to the next month's meeting to be considered for the current month's agenda.  For Meeting Agenda, Meeting Minutes and Notice of Action please see below.  These documents will be posted once they are available.agenda minutes actions More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Mobile Market Distribution
Germantown campus (near SA building)/Bus Circle Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 2 – 4pm Category: Food Distribution Age: Adult, Seniors, Family Area: Upcounty

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes
Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220Wheaton, MD 20902 Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 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

Climate, Energy, and Air Quality Advisory Committee Meeting
Contact energy@montgomerycountymd.gov for Video/Teleconference Information Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 7 – 9pm The Climate, Energy, and Air Quality Advisory Committee (CEAQAC) is charged with advising the Montgomery County Executive and Council on issues related to energy and air quality. EAQAC generally meets on the first Wednesday of every month, from 7-9 p.m. CEAQAC meetings are open to the public. Meetings may be postponed due to holidays, weather, or other factors, so please contact DEP to determine if the Committee is meeting at the designated time and place. Contact Email: energy@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Lindsey Shaw Contact Phone: 240-447-2917 Boards: Climate, Energy, and Air Quality Advisory Committee Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions Area: All Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Commission on Common Ownership Communities > Monthly
Teleconference/online Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 7 – 9pm In lieu of normal monthly in-person meetings, the Commission on Common Ownership Communities (CCOC) will hold its Commission meeting using the videoconferencing platform, Zoom. To gain access to the meeting, please use one of the following attendance methods below: Attendance by computer https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84587619183?pwd=cE1JbXlsWlNldEJaMXpkYm8rdUNVUT09 Meeting ID: 845 8761 9183 Password: 523332 Attendance by telephone +1 (301) 715-8592 US (Washington D.C.) Meeting ID: 845 8761 9183 Passcode: 523332 One tap mobile +13017158592,,84587619183#,,,,,,0#,,523332# US (Washington D.C.) +19292056099,,84587619183#,,,,,,0#,,523332# US (New York) Find another local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/ktRnnoUOB The agenda will be available on the Agenda and Minutes of CCOC Meetings webpage. Please remember that members of the general public are welcome to observe and listen in on the meeting but may not participate except when invited by the CCOC Chair to speak during the Community Forum portion of the agenda. If you have a pending case before the CCOC, you may NOT discuss the merits of the case when speaking during Community Forum. If you have any questions prior to the meeting, please e-mail us at: CCOC@MontgomeryCountyMD.gov. Thank you. The 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: Nicolette.Fahs@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Nicolette Fahs Contact Phone: (240) 777-3655 Boards: Commission on Common Ownership Communities Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions Area: All Age: Adult More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Virtual East County Citizens Advisory Board
Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 7 – 9pm Join Microsoft Teams Meetinggcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com& +1 443-692-5768 United States, Baltimore (Toll) Conference ID: 210 551 04# Contact Email: linda.cooper@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Linda Cooper Contact Phone: 240-401-5030 Boards: East County Citizens Advisory Board Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, Regional Services Area: All Age: Adult More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Climate, Energy, and Air Quality Advisory Committee Meeting
Contact energy@montgomerycountymd.gov for Video/Teleconference Information Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 7 – 9pm The Climate, Energy, and Air Quality Advisory Committee (CEAQAC) is charged with advising the Montgomery County Executive and Council on issues related to energy and air quality. EAQAC generally meets on the first Wednesday of every month, from 7-9 p.m. EAQAC meetings are open to the public. Meetings may be postponed due to holidays, weather, or other factors, so please contact DEP to determine if the Committee is meeting at the designated time and place. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, Environmental Protection Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors Area: All Contact Name: Lindsey Shaw Contact Phone: 240-447-2917 Contact Email: energy@montgomerycountymd.gov Cost: Free and open to the public More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Separation and Divorce
online Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 7:30 – 8:30pm Learn the "ins and outs" of separation and divorce in Maryland. All seminars are FREE and online! Zoom information provided after RSVP.Please join us as local family law attorneys walk through the "ins" and "outs" of going through a separation and divorce in Maryland. You will learn about: Methods of Dispute Resolution, When and Where to File, Types of Divorce and Grounds, Financial Statements, Alimony, Property and Equitable Distribution, Role of the Attorney, and Domestic Violence/Orders of Protection.All classes are FREE and are from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Category: Community Events, Educational Class Age: Family Area: All Cost: FREE More info: www.eventbrite.com&

Virtual Office Hours with the University of Maryland Extension Food Safety Group
Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am!Virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am.Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings.Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tues & Thurs. Mornings Thursday, February 4, 2021, 7 – 10am Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am! We are offering virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am. Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings. Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Category: Educational Class Age: Adult Area: All Contact Name: Carol Allen Contact Phone: 301-405-7543 Contact Email: callen12@umd.edu Cost: Free

PS
Meeting to be held remotely Thursday, February 4, 2021, 9:30am Public Safety Committee Meeting   Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

Board of License Commissioners
See Link to Microsoft Team Meeting and Teleconference Phone Number Under Description Thursday, February 4, 2021, 10am – 5pm Join Microsoft Teams Meeting teams.microsoft.com& Or call in (audio only) +1 443-692-5768,,718925412# United States, Baltimore Phone Conference ID: 718 925 412# Find a local number | Reset PIN Contact Email: jocelyn.rawat@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Jocelyn Rawat Contact Phone: 2407771999 Boards: Board of License Commissioners Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions Age: Adult More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Small Business Loan Applications- Why Are They Asking Me That?
Online Small Business Loan Worksheet Thursday, February 4, 2021, 10:30 – 11am There are more nancing options for small businesses available today than ever before, and that includes online lending. What differentiates online lenders from traditional lenders, like banks, is that online lenders typically have a quicker and easier process, from application to fundingmaking the application process a day or two rather than weeks or months with traditional lenders. Whats more, many online lenders do not require a business plan or specic assets be identied as collateral to secure the loan. Category: Business Area: All

Legal Requirements for Small Business
Online Thursday, February 4, 2021, 11 – 11:30am As a small business owner, do you know what your federal, state and local legal obligations are? This course will give you an overview of the legal requirements of small business owners. Category: Business Area: All

Financing Options for Small Businesses
Online Thursday, February 4, 2021, 11:30am – 12pm Category: Business Area: All

PS/PHED
Meeting to be held remotely Thursday, February 4, 2021, 1:30pm Joint Public Safety and Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee Meeting   Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes
Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220Wheaton, MD 20902 Thursday, February 4, 2021, 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

Mental Health Advisory Committee
Thursday, February 4, 2021, 7 – 9pm Or call in (audio only) +1 443-692-5768,,532911623# United States, Baltimore Phone Conference ID: 532 911 623# Committee meets the the first Thursday of every month except December and August. Public is welcome to attend and observe Contact Email: diane.lininger@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Diane Lininger Contact Phone: 240-777-3317 Boards: Mental Health Advisory Committee Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions More info: teams.microsoft.com&

Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board Subcommittee Meeting
Mid-County Community Recreation Center2004 Queensguard Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906 Thursday, February 4, 2021, 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&

Bill 46-20, Police - School Resource Officers - Prohibited
Council Office Building Is Closed Thursday, February 4, 2021, 7:30 – 8:30pm Council Agenda for this public hearing is available here. Category: Council and Committee Meetings, Government Area: All Contact Name: Jill Gaebl Contact Phone: 240-777-7803 Contact Email: Jill.Gaebl@montgomerycountymd.gov

Virtual Office Hours with the University of Maryland Extension Food Safety Group
Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am!Virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am.Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings.Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tues & Thurs. Mornings Friday, February 5, 2021, 7 – 10am Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am! We are offering virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am. Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings. Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Category: Educational Class Age: Adult Area: All Contact Name: Carol Allen Contact Phone: 301-405-7543 Contact Email: callen12@umd.edu Cost: Free

Small Business Loan Applications- Why Are They Asking Me That?
Online Small Business Loan Worksheet Friday, February 5, 2021, 10:30 – 11am There are more nancing options for small businesses available today than ever before, and that includes online lending. What differentiates online lenders from traditional lenders, like banks, is that online lenders typically have a quicker and easier process, from application to fundingmaking the application process a day or two rather than weeks or months with traditional lenders. Whats more, many online lenders do not require a business plan or specic assets be identied as collateral to secure the loan. Category: Business Area: All

Legal Requirements for Small Business
Online Friday, February 5, 2021, 11 – 11:30am As a small business owner, do you know what your federal, state and local legal obligations are? This course will give you an overview of the legal requirements of small business owners. Category: Business Area: All

Interfaith Works Twinbrook Food Distribution
751 Twinbrook ParkwayRockville, MD, 20851 Friday, February 5, 2021, 11am – 1pm Category: Food Distribution Contact Name: Interfaith Works Twinbrook Food Distribution Hub, Nourish Now, and Latino Health Initiative Contact Phone: 301-848-4427 Contact Email: hubcoordinator@iworksmc.org More info: www.iworksmc.org

Financing Options for Small Businesses
Online Friday, February 5, 2021, 11:30am – 12pm Category: Business Area: All

Economic Revitalization & Recovery Town Hall
Online by Montgomery County Office of the Executive Friday, February 5, 2021, 3 – 4pm Jerome Fletcher will moderate the Economic Revitalization & Recovery Town Hall Please submit questions to ellen.cornelius@montgomerycountymd.gov by COB Wednesday    Category: Business, Town Hall Meetings Age: Adult Area: All Contact Name: Ellen Cornelius Contact Email: ellen.cornelius@montgomerycountymd.gov Cost: free

Virtual Office Hours with the University of Maryland Extension Food Safety Group
Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am!Virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am.Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings.Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tues & Thurs. Mornings Saturday, February 6, 2021, 7 – 10am Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am! We are offering virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am. Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings. Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Category: Educational Class Age: Adult Area: All Contact Name: Carol Allen Contact Phone: 301-405-7543 Contact Email: callen12@umd.edu Cost: Free

Shepherds Of Zion Emergency Management Food POD for Region 2
7511 Holly Avenue, Takoma Park MD 20912 Saturday, February 6, 2021, 9am – 4pm Shepherds of Zion Food Distribution is run as an Emergency Management Food POD, Drive up Operations, for the public. Due, to slowing the spread of COVID-19, this is a best practice, Emergency Management Techniques FEMA IS 26 to serve the Community Lifelines on Food Assistance. we ask the clients to empty their trunks, stay in their Vehicles and be served, one after the other. the U.S.VRC Officers control Traffic and work on intake forms. Category: Educational Class, Food Distribution, Regional Services, Volunteers Age: Kids, Teens, Adult, Seniors, Family Area: Silver Spring Contact Name: Rev. Smith Vodi, Rev Yvonne Reignat-Vodi, Maj Gilbert Contact Phone: 2403939125/ 2404751876 Contact Email: pastor@shepherdsofzion.org Cost: FREE FOOD More info: www.church.shepherdsofzion.org

Produce Distribution
Montgomery Blair High School Saturday, February 6, 2021, 10 – 11:30am Overflow City Church of Silver Spring, MD will be distributing produce to families from 10:00am until supplies run out Category: Food Distribution Age: Family Area: Silver Spring Contact Name: Erica Bizzell Contact Phone: 301-335-6152 Contact Email: outreach@overflowcitychurch.com

Small Business Loan Applications- Why Are They Asking Me That?
Online Small Business Loan Worksheet Saturday, February 6, 2021, 10:30 – 11am There are more nancing options for small businesses available today than ever before, and that includes online lending. What differentiates online lenders from traditional lenders, like banks, is that online lenders typically have a quicker and easier process, from application to fundingmaking the application process a day or two rather than weeks or months with traditional lenders. Whats more, many online lenders do not require a business plan or specic assets be identied as collateral to secure the loan. Category: Business Area: All

Legal Requirements for Small Business
Online Saturday, February 6, 2021, 11 – 11:30am As a small business owner, do you know what your federal, state and local legal obligations are? This course will give you an overview of the legal requirements of small business owners. Category: Business Area: All

Financing Options for Small Businesses
Online Saturday, February 6, 2021, 11:30am – 12pm Category: Business Area: All

SCORE - Startup and Small Business Counseling
Business ConnectVirtual Saturday, February 6, 2021, 1 – 5pm Category: Business Area: Silver Spring Contact Name: Daniel Koroma Contact Email: daniel.koroma@montgomerycountymd.gov

Virtual Office Hours with the University of Maryland Extension Food Safety Group
Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am!Virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am.Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings.Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tues & Thurs. Mornings Sunday, February 7, 2021, 7 – 10am Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am! We are offering virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am. Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings. Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Category: Educational Class Age: Adult Area: All Contact Name: Carol Allen Contact Phone: 301-405-7543 Contact Email: callen12@umd.edu Cost: Free

Free Meal Pickup
Guru Gobind Singh Foundation13814 Travilah Rd. Rockville, MD Sunday, February 7, 2021, 10am – 12pm Free meals distributed by the Guru Gobind Singh Foundation. If someone is elderly or immuno-compromised please reach out and set up a contact-less delivery. Category: Food Distribution Age: Adult, Seniors, Family Area: Upcounty Contact Name: Aman Shergill Contact Email: shergillaman1@gmail.com More info: montgomerycountymd.gov&

Small Business Loan Applications- Why Are They Asking Me That?
Online Small Business Loan Worksheet Sunday, February 7, 2021, 10:30 – 11am There are more nancing options for small businesses available today than ever before, and that includes online lending. What differentiates online lenders from traditional lenders, like banks, is that online lenders typically have a quicker and easier process, from application to fundingmaking the application process a day or two rather than weeks or months with traditional lenders. Whats more, many online lenders do not require a business plan or specic assets be identied as collateral to secure the loan. Category: Business Area: All

Legal Requirements for Small Business
Online Sunday, February 7, 2021, 11 – 11:30am As a small business owner, do you know what your federal, state and local legal obligations are? This course will give you an overview of the legal requirements of small business owners. Category: Business Area: All

Financing Options for Small Businesses
Online Sunday, February 7, 2021, 11:30am – 12pm Category: Business Area: All

Free Grocery Drive-Thru
Guru Nanak Foundation of America12917 Old Columbia Pike Silver Spring, MD 20904 Sunday, February 7, 2021, 2 – 4pm Sikh families from the Guru Nanak Foundation of Ameria would like to support your family by providing groceries safely to your car. Just show up and drive-thru! Category: Food Distribution Age: Adult, Seniors, Family Area: Silver Spring Contact Name: Neeta Contact Phone: 301-728-7138 Contact Email: management@gnfa.org Cost: FREE More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Virtual Office Hours with the University of Maryland Extension Food Safety Group
Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am!Virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am.Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings.Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tues & Thurs. Mornings Monday, February 8, 2021, 7 – 10am Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am! We are offering virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am. Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings. Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Category: Educational Class Age: Adult Area: All Contact Name: Carol Allen Contact Phone: 301-405-7543 Contact Email: callen12@umd.edu Cost: Free

PHED
Meeting to be held remotely Monday, February 8, 2021, 9:30am Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee Meeting   Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

Small Business Loan Applications- Why Are They Asking Me That?
Online Small Business Loan Worksheet Monday, February 8, 2021, 10:30 – 11am There are more nancing options for small businesses available today than ever before, and that includes online lending. What differentiates online lenders from traditional lenders, like banks, is that online lenders typically have a quicker and easier process, from application to fundingmaking the application process a day or two rather than weeks or months with traditional lenders. Whats more, many online lenders do not require a business plan or specic assets be identied as collateral to secure the loan. Category: Business Area: All

Legal Requirements for Small Business
Online Monday, February 8, 2021, 11 – 11:30am As a small business owner, do you know what your federal, state and local legal obligations are? This course will give you an overview of the legal requirements of small business owners. Category: Business Area: All

Financing Options for Small Businesses
Online Monday, February 8, 2021, 11:30am – 12pm Category: Business Area: All

State Legislation
Meeting to be held remotely. Monday, February 8, 2021, 12:30 – 1:30pm State Legislation   Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

E&C
Meeting to be held remotely Monday, February 8, 2021, 1:30pm Education and Culture Committee Meeting   Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

Countywide Recreation Advisory Board
Please email Trish Walsh at Trish.Walsh@montgomerycountymd.gov to register for this event and to receive a meeting link. Monday, February 8, 2021, 6:30 – 8pm - Monthly Meeting -The Board is comprised of Montgomery County residents interested in working on matters relating to recreation/park policies and services, and assisting in developing, as well as maintaining, relationships with various agencies in the County on matters affecting recreation and park programs and services. Contact Email: Trish.Walsh@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Trish Walsh Boards: County-wide Recreation Advisory Board Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, Parks & Recreation Area: All Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors, Family

Policing Advisory Commission
See Link to Zoom Meeting and Teleconference Phone Number Under Description Monday, February 8, 2021, 6:30 – 8pm Join Zoom Meeting zoom.us& Meeting ID: 927 5682 5313 Passcode: 465698 One tap mobile +13017158592,,92756825313# US (Washington D.C) Contact Email: carlos.camacho@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Carlos Contact Phone: 3018074264 Boards: Policing Advisory Commission Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, Public Safety More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Water Quality Advisory Group
See Link to Microsoft Team Meeting and Teleconference Phone Number Under Description. Monday, February 8, 2021, 7 – 8:30pm Join Microsoft Teams Meetingteams.microsoft.com&+1 443-692-5768,,386899686# United States, Baltimore Phone Conference ID: 386 899 686# Contact Email: miranda.reid@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Miranda Reid Contact Phone: 202 515 6386 Boards: Water Quality Advisory Group Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, Environmental Protection Area: All More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board
Online Monday, February 8, 2021, 7 – 9pm The Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board is tasked with providing advice to the County Executive and County Council on issues affecting Silver Spring and Takoma Park. These issues include transportation, economic development, housing, youth activities and the environment. All meetings are open to the public and we encourage community participation.  Please email Shawn.Morris@montgomerycountymd.gov to register for the event & to receive a meeting link. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, Business, Community Events, Environmental Protection, Government, Regional Services, Transportation Age: Adult Area: Silver Spring Contact Name: Shawn Morris Contact Email: Shawn.Morris@montgomerycountymd.gov More info: montgomerycountymd.gov&

Virtual Office Hours with the University of Maryland Extension Food Safety Group
Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am!Virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am.Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings.Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tues & Thurs. Mornings Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 7 – 10am Breakfast with the Food Safety Group from 7:00 - 10:00 am! We are offering virtual office hours from 7:00 - 10:00 am. Carol Allen can be reached at 301-405-7543 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings. Angela Ferelli can be reached at 301-405-8922 Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Category: Educational Class Age: Adult Area: All Contact Name: Carol Allen Contact Phone: 301-405-7543 Contact Email: callen12@umd.edu Cost: Free

Council Session
Meeting to be held remotely. Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 9am Council Session   Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

Commission on Aging, Aging in Community
zoom info provided below Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 9:30 – 11:30am us02web.zoom.us& Boards: Commission on Aging Area: All More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&