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Online | Marketing On A Shoestring | SBC-9020
Online | Instructor-Led Course Wednesday, January 16 – Saturday, February 23, 2019 When it comes to marketing for small businesses, money isn't everything! In this course, you'll learn how to use the same marketing tricks the big companies employwithout making a big dent in your wallet. As you build your own customized marketing plan step-by-step, you'll discover how to attract your target audiences, entice customers to buy your product or service, and keep buyers coming back for more. In addition, you'll find out how to generate the referrals that are crucial to your company's success. You'll get tips on evaluating your tactics, tracking your results, and fine-tuning your approach so it gets better every year. Best of all, the small business marketing strategies you'll learn will fit into any budgetand some are even free! Category: Business Cost: $139

Online | Marketing Your Business On The Internet | SBC-9010
Online | Instructor-Led Course Wednesday, January 16 – Saturday, February 23, 2019 Find out how to market your business on the Internet, even if you have little or no money to spend! In this practical, hands-on course, you'll discover proven methods that will help you establish an Internet presence and build an online brand identity. You'll learn how search engine optimization (SEO) works and how to track your site's performance using Web analytics. You'll understand how to use online advertising, email marketing, and social media (including blogs) to drive business to your Web site. Finally, you'll learn how to keep your visitors coming back again and again! Category: Business Cost: $139

Thursday's recycling/trash pickups will be made 2/23/2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019 See holiday service details: www.montgomerycountymd.gov& Sign up for service notifications customized for your address: www2.montgomerycountymd.gov& Category: Environmental Protection, Recycling Collection Day: Friday More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Gilchrist ESOL Class
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Large Conference RoomSilver Spring, MD Saturday, February 23, 2019, 8am – 2pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Josephine Garnem Contact Phone: 240-777-8406 Contact Email: jospehine.garnem@montgomerycountymd.gov

Maryland Organic Food & Farming Association Winter Meeting 2019
Maryland Department of Agriculture50 Harry S. Truman ParkwayAnnapolis MD 21401 Saturday, February 23, 2019, 8am – 4:30pm News you can use! Presentation, panels, and workshops for farmers and gardeners looking for new ideas, techniques, and inspiration, as well as networking opportunities for consumers and distributors looking for good sources of local, organic food. Homegrown Eat Local Potluck Lunch. Silent Auction. Half Price New Book Sale. Display Tables. Cost: $25. (Includes one year membership.) Category: Community Events Age: Adult Area: Upcounty Contact Email: info@marylandorganic.org Cost: $25 More info: marylandorganic.org&

Gilchrist Introduction to Word and Internet
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Computer LabSilver Spring, MD Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10am – 12pm Category: Regional Services, Seniors Age: Seniors Area: East County Contact Name: Josephine Garnem Contact Phone: 240-777-8406 Contact Email: jospehine.garnem@montgomerycountymd.gov

MC Computer Class - Microsoft Office for Workplace
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, HIRE Training CenterSilver Spring, MD Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10am – 12pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Susan Ucanay Contact Phone: 240-688-7605 Contact Email: susan.ucanay@montgomerycollege.edu

Differing Historical Perspectives on Slavery in Maryland and the District of Columbia
Rockville Memorial Library21 Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850 Saturday, February 23, 2019, 2 – 3pm Differing Historical Perspectives on Slavery in Maryland and the District of Columbia: The word slavery brings up a mental image of the peculiar institution as it existed in the Deep South right before the Civil War. Slavery in the Washington area was different. It began the same  in the late 1600s, Ninian Bealls tobacco plantation occupied the land where the White House is today  but it soon changed. After tobacco wore out the land, slavery made less sense, and it was hard to enforce with an increasingly diverse capital of the United States. By the time of the Civil War, Washington, D.C. still had slaves, but they lived among a population of free African Americans. Author James H. Johnston will discuss the differing perspectives on slavery that emerge from his two books, The Recollections of Margaret Loughborough, about a daughter of the Old Dominion of Virginia, and From Slave Ship to Harvard, which follows six generations of an African American family in Maryland. Join us for this special lecture and PowerPoint presentation in honor and celebration of Black History Month. Library: Rockville Memorial Location: Meeting Room #1 Presenter: Montgomery Historical Society---James H. Johnston Category: Community Events, Educational Class Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors Area: All Contact Name: Rockville Memorial Library Information Desk Contact Phone: 240-777-0140 Cost: FREE More info: host.evanced.info&

Play In A Day
Imagination Stage4908 Auburn AvenueBethesda, MD 20814 Saturday, February 23, 2019, 8 – 9:30pm Six professional Washington, D.C. area theatre companies will write, direct, rehearse and perform original plays based on similar themes in just 24 hours. The plays will be presented at the 15th annual Play In A Day, a one-of-a-kind theater experience on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 8pm at Imagination Stage. Participating Theatre Companies include: Adventure Theatre MTC, Flying V, Happenstance Theater, Imagination Stage, The Keegan Theatre and Rorschach Theatre. Category: Community Events Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase Contact Name: Brenna O'Malley Contact Phone: 301-215-6660 Contact Email: bomalley@bethesda.org Cost: $15 More info: www.bethesda.org&

Friday's recycling/trash pickups will be made 2/24/2019
Sunday, February 24, 2019 See holiday service details: www.montgomerycountymd.gov& Sign up for service notifications customized for your address: www2.montgomerycountymd.gov& Category: Environmental Protection, Recycling More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Better Bones
Four locations around the County Sunday, February 24, 2019, 11am – 12pm Maintain bone density while improving strength, flexibility and balance. Some exercises are done seated. For those age 55+. Classes are ongoing and are offered at four locations. Call 301-754-8800 to request a physician consent from to register and for a schedule of classes. Category: Seniors Age: Seniors Contact Name: Holy Cross Hospital Contact Phone: 301-754-8800 Cost: Free More info: www.holycrosshealth.org

PHED
3rd Floor conference Room100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Monday, February 25, 2019, 9:30am Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee Meeting View Current Agenda & Staff ReportsView Future Committee Agenda  Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

HHS
7th floor Hearing Room100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Monday, February 25, 2019, 10am Health & Human Services Committee Meeting View Current Agenda & Staff ReportsView Future Committee Agenda  Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

Table Food Producers Forum
Ag History Farm Park18410 Muncaster RoadDerwood, Maryland 20855 Monday, February 25, 2019, 10am – 1pm Join us for networking & dialogue about cooperative aggregation, distribution and marketing opportunities for Montgomery County producers, as well as, information about the food donation tax credit, on-farm composting, and a recent report on current production levels and demand for local food in the DMV region. Category: Educational Class Age: Adult Area: Rockville Contact Name: Jacqueline Arnold Contact Phone: 301-590-2859 Contact Email: jacqueline.arnold@montgomerycountymd.gov Cost: FREE

State Legislation
7th Floor Hearing Room100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Monday, February 25, 2019, 12:30pm State Legislation Click to see AgendaClick to see Council Agenda & Analyst Packets (one day prior)  Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

PS
7th Floor Hearing Room100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Monday, February 25, 2019, 2:30pm Public Safety Committee meeting Click to see Current Agenda PacketsClick to see Future Committee Agenda  Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board Committee Meetings
Silver Spring Civic Building1 Veterans PlaceSilver Spring, MD 20910 Monday, February 25, 2019, 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
Silver Spring Civic Building1 Veterans PlSilver Spring, MD 20910 Monday, February 25, 2019, 7 – 9pm Committees to the Silver Spring Citizens Advisory BoardNeighborhoods Committee: A conversation about the strengths, challenges, and opportunities for the arts and entertainment community in our regional service area. Elizabeth Gallauresi, Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District; Fetun Getachew, Artist; Lysette House, Friends of the Library, MoCo; Cassie Meador, Dance Exchange; V. Kuroji Patrick, Artist; Helen An Shapiro, ArtStream: Brendan Smith, City of Takoma Park; Lisa Martin, Silver Spring Town Center, Inc. All are welcome to attend and participate.Transportation, Energy and Environment Committee: Bus Rapid Transit Program Update. The BRT on US29 and MD355. Overview (Corey Pitts, MoCo Dept of Transportation, Project Manager, Bus Rapid Transit Program), followed by conversation about next steps with Sean Emerson (Office of Councilmember Tom Hucker, Transportation Specialist) and Pete Tomao (Office of Councilmember Evan Glass, Legislative Asst.). Moderated by Don Slater, T.R.E.E. Committee Chair 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: Zami Contact Phone: 240-777-5312 Contact Email: Lalrozami.Henkai@montgomerycountymd.gov More info: montgomerycountymd.gov&

Human Rights Commission Meeting
Monday, February 25, 2019, 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, February 26, 2019 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

Revenue Authority Board Meeting
101 Monroe St, Ste 410Rockville, MD 20850 Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 8:30 – 9am Revenue Authority Board Meeting Contact Email: gjamison@mcra-md.com Contact Name: Gayle Jamison Contact Phone: 301-762-9080 ext 1002 Boards: Revenue Authority Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions

How to Manage Your Finances Using Quickbooks Online"
Bowie State University, 14000 Jericho Park Rd, Bowie Business Innovation Center, Room 2312 Bowie, MD 20715 Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 9:30am – 12:30pm Are you or a staff member completely overwhelmed with how to get your Quickbooks Online file up and running? Are you constantly making errors because you dont know how to record things properly? Are you tired of using excel to track your numbers because they dont tell you how your business is doing? Could a no non-sense expert help you get your numbers right and help you run reports that will assist you with growing your business? Sherrell Martin, Chief Financial Solutions Officer of Nitram Financial Solutions, will teach you the foundational elements of the QuickBooks system and empower you to independently naviate your very own QuickBooks file. Shell also help you determine which version of Quickbooks Online is best suited for your business. In this workshop you will learn how to: -Set up and navigate through your QuickBooks company file -Conduct data entry properly -Appropriately classify expenses -Set up your chart of accounts, customers and vendors. -Connect your bank account and manage Bank Feeds -Create invoices and receive payments. -Enter and pay vendor bills and credit card statements. -Record miscellaneous transactions -Generate meaningful financial reports. Category: Business

Council Session
Third Floor Hearing Room100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 9:30am Council Session View Council Agenda & Staff Reports (one day prior) View Council Video on Demand Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

Amendment to the FY19-24 Capital Improvements Program, DOT, Street Tree Preservation Program
Third Floor Hearing Room100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 1:30 – 2:30pm Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Jackie Hawksford Contact Phone: 240-777-7803

ZTA 19-02, Clinics - Limited Use
Third Floor Hearing Room100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 1:30 – 2:30pm Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Jackie Hawksford Contact Phone: 240-777-7803

Gilchrist BCCC (Citizenship Class)
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Large Conference RoomSilver Spring, MD 20904 Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 5 – 9pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Josephine Garnem Contact Phone: 240-777-8406 Contact Email: jospehine.garnem@montgomerycountymd.gov

Rustic Roads Advisory Committee
Executive Office Building, RockvilleDGS Large Conference Room, 9th Floor Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 6 – 8pm The Rustic Roads Program is overseen by the Rustic Roads Advisory Committee (RRAC) and three agencies. The RRAC is comprised of seven citizen members who are appointed by the County Executive; they review and advise the County Executive, County Council, Planning Board, Department of Transportation, Department of Permitting Services and other county agencies on matters concerning rustic roads. Members review and comment upon roadway classifications, policies, regulations, and promote public awareness of the Rustic Roads Program. Contact Name: Michael Knapp Contact Phone: 240-777-6335 Boards: Rustic Roads Advisory Committee Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions Area: Rockville More info: montgomeryplanning.org&

Taxicab Services Commission
101 Monroe Street, Rockville, MD 2085010th Floor Conference Room Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 6 – 7:30pm Meeting will contain topics related to the taxicab industry and service issues. Contact Email: michael.pollard@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Michael Pollard Contact Phone: 240-777-5852 Boards: Taxicab Services Commission Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions Area: Rockville Age: Adult More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Advertising & Promotion | SBC-5470
Leonardtown College of Southern Maryland 22950 Hollywood Road Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 6 – 8:30pm All businesses are faced with a multitude of choices when it comes to advertising, but which is right for you? This 5 hour class covers an analysis of media, developing an advertising plan, planning an advertising budget, controlling production costs, and developing methods to measure the effectiveness of your advertising. Participants will be able to effectively design, place and evaluate advertising. It is sure to save you money! Category: Business

Kickstarting Your Health Class
Shoppers Food & Pharmacy2201 Randolph RoadSilver Spring, MD, 20902 Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 6 – 7:30pm AAHP's Kickstarting Your Health Classes feature interactive health lessons, food demos and tastings, free health screenings, and activities for kids. Category: Community Events, Educational Class, Health Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors, Family Area: Silver Spring Contact Phone: 240-777-1833 Contact Email: aahp@mcfarlandassociate.com Cost: Free More info: aahpmontgomerycounty.org

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes
Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220Wheaton, MD 20902 Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 6 – 8pm Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors Area: MidCounty, Silver Spring Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940 Cost: Gratis/Free

A Kojo Roadshow on School Diversity in Montgomery County
Silver Spring Civic Building Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 6 – 8pm The school system in Montgomery County, Maryland, is one of the nations largest, and its schools are among the top performing. But like many jurisdictions in the Washington region, as Montgomery County grows  and as its student population becomes more diverse  its schools face a series of challenges: overcrowding, a persistent racial and socioeconomic achievement gap, and sticky questions about redrawing school boundaries. Join WAMU 88.5s Kojo Nnamdi for a town hall-style discussion about what local educators, students, parents and community members--including you--think about school diversity and the achievement gap in Montgomery County Public Schools. This event is part of a series marking The Kojo Nnamdi Shows 20th anniversary. Category: Community Events, Media/Press, Town Hall Meetings Age: Adult Area: Silver Spring Contact Name: Margaret Barthel Contact Email: mbarthel@wamu.org Cost: 0 More info: www.eventbrite.com&

Entrepreneurship & Operations: Business Start-up
Montgomery College Takoma Park Silver Spring CampusCultural Arts Building Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 6:30 – 9:30pm Second course for the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Continuing Education Certificate series.  This course is for Entrepreneurs to learn about the operational demand and systems in operating an innovative business. You will learn research and development, production, distribution/delivery, and operations. You will gain competencies in the critical skills of critical business skills of logistics and systems organization, and human resource functions of payroll and staffing; practical skills will be learned using the ADP tutorial. Harvard Business Case Study purchases required, 2 per course; Instructor will provide instructions at first class. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.  Learn how to avoid crucial mistakes from Guest Speaker  and Successful Entrepreneur, Pam Felix: Co-Founder, California Tortilla; President, Improv Comedy Club. 6 sessions Tuesdays and Thursdays; 4 classroom and 2 online.  Registration by Fax is fastest, call 240-567-5188 for assistance Category: Business, Educational Class, Holidays, Media/Press, Parks & Recreation, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Adult, Seniors Area: All, Bethesda/Chevy Chase, East County, MidCounty, Rockville, Silver Spring, Upcounty Contact Name: Marcy Jackson Contact Phone: 240-567-5188 Contact Email: sbel@montgomerycollege.edu Cost: $278.00 + $72.00 Fee = $350.00; Non-Md Residents: Add $160.00 More info: cms.montgomerycollege.edu&

Community Action Board Meeting
1401 Rockville Pike, Room 3603 Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 7 – 9pm Contact Email: leah.goldfine@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Leah Goldfine Contact Phone: 2407771697 Boards: Community Action Board Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions

Montgomery Countryside Alliance Hosts: Taking on Climate Change in Montgomery County's Ag Reserve
St. Peters Church20100 Fisher AvenuePoolesville, MD 20837 Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 7 – 9pm Taking on Climate Change in Montgomery County's Ag Reserve Tales of a Regenerative Agriculture Building Soils that Sequester Carbon & Updates on Growing Hemp Montgomery Countryside Alliance Invites You to Hear Four Experts Discuss Challenges and Innovative Approaches Category: Community Events Age: Adult Area: Upcounty Contact Name: Caroline Taylor Contact Phone: 301-461-9831 Contact Email: info@mocoalliance.org Cost: free More info: www.mocoalliance.org&

ZTA 19-01, Accessory Residential Uses - Accessory Apartments
Third Floor Hearing Room100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 7:30 – 9:30pm Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Jackie Hawksford Contact Phone: 240-777-7803

MDOT MBE/ DBE/ ACDBE/ SBE Certification Workshop
Silver Spring Civic Center Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 9:30am – 12:30pm Category: Business Contact Name: Bethany Manimbo Contact Phone: 2407779941

WSM Job Recruitment Event - Home2 Suites By Hilton
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Large Conference RoomSilver Spring, MD Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 10am – 2pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Camille McKenzie Contact Phone: 240-283-1576 Contact Email: cmckenzie@worksourcemontgomery.com

Diabetes Support Group
Holiday Park Senior Center3950 Ferrara Dr.Wheaton, MD 20906 Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 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

Diabetes Support Group
Holiday Park Senior Center3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 12:30 – 1:30pm Suburban Hospital's Nurse Mary Flynn serves as the Diabetes Support Group Facilitator. Come share support, knowledge and resources. Call Lena Grayson at 301-942-8523 for details. Newcomers are welcome. Category: Seniors Age: Seniors Contact Name: Lena Grayson Contact Phone: 301-942-8523 Cost: Free

Dare to Sell with Persuasive Stories
Maryland Women's Business Center51 Monroe Street, Suite PE-20 Rockville, MD 20850 Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 1 – 4pm One of the finest ways to communicate and persuade a prospect to buy your ideas, products or services is through the use of persuasive stories. When this is done strategically, you can engage, connect and empower in a way that is subtle, but powerful. You know the best part? Stories are non-invasive! Psychologists and neuroscientists agree that storytelling is one of the best ways to emotionally connect and move people to take action. The key is to choose the right story in building rapport and helping your customers to remember you. It is worth-remembering that not every random story will work. You have to choose the stories that generate likability, credibility and above all, profitability. If you want to leverage the power of word-of-mouth marketing, then this workshop if for you. During this workshop you will learn: Where to find relatable stories to use in building your business The framework for structuring your persuasive stories How to master the metaphors in touching your prospects emotionally The components of a good story The four science-based elements of unforgettable stories How to humanize and humorize your stories to connect About Our Presenter: Gideon F. For-mukwai is an award-winning speaker and best selling author of the book, The Science of Story Selling, an Amazon 2015 Bestseller. Hes been featured in The Boston Globe, Wall Street Select Journal, The Daily Astorian and other international publications/media in USA and Singapore. Over the last 12 years, he has presented training programs for executives from organizations such as U.S. Social Security Administration, Veterans Administration, Morrison University, Sierra Arts, Shell Eastern Petroleum, and the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC). Gideon is the creator of the Story DNA Method, that combines both the art and science of storytelling in telling stories that captivate, connect and uplift across cultures. He currently works a corporate trainer and moonlights as a doctoral student specializing transformational learning in organizations. So far, Gideon has presented in 19 countries and 15 US States. As a little boy growing up in Africa, Gideon was very mischievous. Today, his mother is very pleased that her little boy did not end up in deep trouble. *Intended Audience: Start-Up, Growth Note Our Policies: No refunds issued for workshops not attended. Walk-ins are accepted in our Montgomery county location (credit cards payment only). You must register through the link above to reserve your seat. Inclement Weather: MWBC Montgomery County follows Rockville City government closings and delays. Category: Business Age: Adult Area: Rockville Contact Name: Kate Vendemio Contact Phone: 301-315-8091 Cost: $35 More info: mdwbc.ecenterdirect.com&

Convert Your Online Prospects to Customers Using Google Analytics
Maryland Women's Business Center51 Monroe Street, Suite PE-20 Rockville, MD 20850 Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 5 – 7pm Most small businesses use a variety of different marketing techniques, and its important to take the time to measure how successful these programs are. When it comes to your online marketing efforts, Google Analytics is a powerful took that can provide you with mountains of data. Yet, all the data in the world will not help if you dont know how to use in. Nicole Krug, online marketing expert and Founder of Social Light, will teach you how to approach Google Analytics to understand how effective your marketing efforts are, and how to create more conversions online. This session will cover: An overview of Google Analytics Asking the right questions to hone in on the data you need Creating KPIs (key performance indicators) for each campaign Steps toward improving your performance and increasing your customer conversion rate About Our Speaker: Nicole Krug founded Social Light in 2009 to help make the Internet a friendlier place by providing the tools and training small business owners need for success online. Through Social Light Nicole helps clients hone their digital marketing strategies to bring more exposure to their brand while boosting the bottom line. Prior to Social Light, Nicole spent 10 years in enterprise marketing and business development for brands as diverse as The North Face and BB&T Bank. From developing marketing programs and e-commerce channels to improving organizational performance and building profitable business relationships, Nicole understands revenue goals and how to meet them. Intended Audience: Start-Up, Growth Note Our Policies: No refunds issued for workshops not attended. Walk-ins are accepted in our Montgomery county location (credit cards payment only). Inclement Weather: MWBC Montgomery County follows Rockville City government closings and delays. Category: Business Age: Adult Area: Rockville Contact Name: Kate Vendemio Contact Phone: 301-315-8091 Cost: $20 More info: mdwbc.ecenterdirect.com&

GilChrist Basic Computer Class
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Computer LabSilver Spring, MD Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 5 – 9pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Josephine Garnem Contact Phone: 240-777-8406 Contact Email: jospehine.garnem@montgomerycountymd.gov

Pro Bono (Free) Legal Advice
Ana G. Mendez University System11006 Veirs Mill RoadWheaton, MD 20902 Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 5:30 – 6pm Obtain free legal advice on civil cases. Must be a Montgomery County resident. Offered on the Second and Founth Wednesday of each month, intake starts at 5:30 pm. Please call for more information. Category: Community Events, Educational Class, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors, Family Area: MidCounty Contact Name: Montgomery County Bar Foundation Contact Phone: (301) 424-7651, (301) 424-7652, (301) 424-7633

Montgomery Cares Advisory Board Meeting
Health and Human Services Building 401 Hungerford Dr., 1st Floor Conference Room, Rockville. MD 20850 Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 6 – 8:30pm Contact Email: tara.clemons@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Tara O. Clemons Boards: Montgomery Cares Program Advisory Board Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions

Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Class
White Oak Community Recreation Center1700 April Lane Silver Spring, MD, 20904 Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 6 – 8pm AAHP's chronic disease classes provide information and resources on how to prevent and manage diabetes, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's and dementia. Taught by Dr. Ikenna Myers, a certified diabetes educator and physician, and featuring nutritional demonstrations by Robina Barlow, AAHPs diabetes classes discuss proper nutrition, weight loss, and other critical health matters. Category: Community Events, Educational Class, Health Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors, Family Area: Silver Spring Contact Phone: 240-777-1833 Contact Email: aahp@mcfarlandassociate.com Cost: Free More info: aahpmontgomerycounty.org

Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Class
Germantown Library19840 Century BoulevardGermantown, MD, 20874 Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 6 – 8pm AAHP's chronic disease classes provide information and resources on how to prevent and manage diabetes, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's and dementia. Taught by Dr. Ikenna Myers, a certified diabetes educator and physician, and featuring nutritional demonstrations by Robina Barlow, AAHPs diabetes classes discuss proper nutrition, weight loss, and other critical health matters. Category: Community Events, Educational Class, Health Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors, Family Area: Upcounty Contact Phone: 240-777-1833 Contact Email: aahp@mcfarlandassociate.com Cost: Free More info: aahpmontgomerycounty.org

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes
Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220Wheaton, MD 20902 Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 6 – 8pm Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors Area: MidCounty, Silver Spring Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940 Cost: Gratis/Free

New/Beginning Farmer Training: Season Extension Technologies
Ag History Farm Park18410 Muncaster RoadDerwood, MD 20855 Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 6 – 7pm A new/beginning farmer workshop will be held every Wednesday evening at 6pm from January 16 through April 3rd.  Each week a new/different aspect of farming will be covered.   February 27, 2019 - Season Extension Technologies.  How to get the most from the high tunnel. Protecting the tunnel in adverse weather. Prevention of nutrient and salt buildup in the tunnel. Styles of high tunnels, raised beds, growing in the soil, cropping and rest periods. Category: Educational Class Age: Adult Area: Rockville Contact Name: Chuck Schuster Contact Phone: 301-590-2807 Contact Email: CFS@umd.edu More info: extension.umd.edu&

Recycling Volunteer Canvassing Project Training
101 Monroe Street, 6th FloorRockville, MD 20850 Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 6:30 – 7:30pm Recycling volunteers who will participate in the recycling canvassing education project must attend a training session.  Pre-registration for the training is required.  Please email michelle.devillo@montgomerycountymd.gov or call 240-777-6484 to register for the training session. Category: Recycling Contact Name: Michelle DeVillo Contact Phone: 2407776484 Contact Email: michelle.devillo@montgomerycountymd.gov Cost: N/A More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Montgomery County Ethics Commission Monthly Public Meeting
COB100 Maryland AvenueSuite 114Rockville MD 20850 Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 7:15 – 8:15pm Montgomery County Ethics Commission Monthly Public Meeting Contact Email: robert.cobb@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Robert Cobb Contact Phone: 240-777-6670 Boards: Ethics Commission Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Commission on Aging Meeting
North Potomac Community Center13850 Travilah RoadN. Potomac, MD Thursday, February 28, 2019, 9am – 12pm Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, Seniors Contact Name: Tremayne Jones Contact Phone: 240-777-1120 More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Meeting with Leadership Montgomery
3rd floor Hearing Room100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Thursday, February 28, 2019, 9:15 – 10:15am Council Meeting with Leadership Montgomery Category: Council and Committee Meetings

Group Business Counseling
Bowie State University, 14000 Jericho Park Rd, Bowie Business Innovation Center, Room 2312 Bowie, MD 20715 Thursday, February 28, 2019, 9:30am – 12:30pm Join other female entrepreneurs in a facilitated discussion led by a MWBC counselor where participants seek and share advice, feedback, and resources to elevate your business to the next level! Explore topics such as starting a business, developing key marketing strategies and efficiently managing your financials. Limited clients per session. Your business must be in Prince Georges County in order to attend. This session is free. *Intended audience: Pre-Venture, Startup, Growth Category: Business

Community Action VITA Program - TAX Preparation
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Large Conference RoomSilver Spring, MD Thursday, February 28, 2019, 10am – 4pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Abiola Abodunrin Contact Phone: 240-777-4953 Contact Email: abiola.abodunrin@montgomerycountymd.gov

MC Computer Class Registration
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Computer LabSilver Spring, MD Thursday, February 28, 2019, 10am – 4pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Grace Karambiri Contact Email: grace.karambiri@montgomerycollege.edu

Interviews - County Executive's appointees for ACAO
7th floor Hearing Room100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Thursday, February 28, 2019, 11am – 12pm Interviews - County Executive's appointees as Assistant Chief Administrative Officers:  Alfred Jerome Fletcher II and Caroline Sturgess View Council Agenda & Analyst Packets (one day prior)View Council Video on DemandWatch Video Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

Why Do My Joints Hurt?
Holiday Park Senior Center3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906 Thursday, February 28, 2019, 1 – 2pm Dr. Rhianna Green, a physical therapist specializing in orthopedics, will teach us about the various forms of arthritis, who is affected, if there is a cure, and what things you can do to keep you moving. Category: Seniors Age: Seniors Contact Name: Holiday Park Senior Center Contact Phone: 240-777-4999

T&E
3rd floorConference Room100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Thursday, February 28, 2019, 2pm Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee Meeting View Current Agenda & Staff ReportsView Future Committee Agenda  Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

Tai Chi
Long Branch Library8800 Garland AvenueSilver Spring, MD 20901 Thursday, February 28, 2019, 2 – 3pm Integral Tai Chi is a series of exercises, relaxation technique and meditation that combine Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and meditation into a self-healing system that integrates body, mind and spirit. Participants start with a warm up before the movement exercises and then follow up with a cool down, relaxation, and meditation.  Avoid eating right before class because it is difficult to exercise with a full stomach.  Please wear comfortable clothing for stretching and moving.  Bring a yoga/ exercise mat, water, and a towel.  Please arrive 5 minutes early. All Tai Chi classes are free and open to the public. Category: Seniors Age: Seniors Area: East County, Silver Spring Contact Phone: 240-777-0910 or 301-565-7662

Audit
7th floor Hearing Room100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Thursday, February 28, 2019, 2:15pm Audit  Committee Meeting View Current Agenda & Staff ReportsView Future Committee Agenda  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 28, 2019, 6 – 8pm Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors Area: MidCounty, Silver Spring Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940 Cost: Gratis/Free

Entrepreneurship & Operations: Business Start-up
Montgomery College Takoma Park Silver Spring CampusCultural Arts Building Thursday, February 28, 2019, 6:30 – 9:30pm Second course for the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Continuing Education Certificate series.  This course is for Entrepreneurs to learn about the operational demand and systems in operating an innovative business. You will learn research and development, production, distribution/delivery, and operations. You will gain competencies in the critical skills of critical business skills of logistics and systems organization, and human resource functions of payroll and staffing; practical skills will be learned using the ADP tutorial. Harvard Business Case Study purchases required, 2 per course; Instructor will provide instructions at first class. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.  Learn how to avoid crucial mistakes from Guest Speaker  and Successful Entrepreneur, Pam Felix: Co-Founder, California Tortilla; President, Improv Comedy Club. 6 sessions Tuesdays and Thursdays; 4 classroom and 2 online.  Registration by Fax is fastest, call 240-567-5188 for assistance Category: Business, Educational Class, Holidays, Media/Press, Parks & Recreation, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Adult, Seniors Area: All, Bethesda/Chevy Chase, East County, MidCounty, Rockville, Silver Spring, Upcounty Contact Name: Marcy Jackson Contact Phone: 240-567-5188 Contact Email: sbel@montgomerycollege.edu Cost: $278.00 + $72.00 Fee = $350.00; Non-Md Residents: Add $160.00 More info: cms.montgomerycollege.edu&

Brews and Bulbs
Silver Branch Brewery Thursday, February 28, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30pm Category: Environmental Protection More info: mygreenmontgomery.org&

Annual Recycling Reports due for Medium and Selected Small Businesses, and Commercial Property Owners
Friday, March 1, 2019 Annual Recycling Reports are due today for - medium businesses (100-249 employees), - small businesses (fewer than 100 employees) that received a written request from the Division of Solid Waste Services, and - commercial property owners. File your Report online Category: Environmental Protection, Recycling Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase, East County, MidCounty, Silver Spring, Upcounty More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

ECOZ Meeting (Not Open to Public)
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Board Conf. RoomSilver Spring, MD Friday, March 1, 2019, 1:30 – 3:30pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Nicholette Smith Contact Email: Nicholette.SmithBligen@montgomerycountymd.gov

Brews and Bulbs
Saints Row Friday, March 1, 2019, 5 – 7pm Category: Environmental Protection More info: mygreenmontgomery.org&

Gilchrist ESOL Class
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Large Conference RoomSilver Spring, MD Saturday, March 2, 2019, 8am – 2pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Josephine Garnem Contact Phone: 240-777-8406 Contact Email: jospehine.garnem@montgomerycountymd.gov

VHDA HOME BUYER EDUCATION CLASS IN ENGLISH
Walter Reed Community Center Saturday, March 2, 2019, 8:30am – 3pm Reach for Your Dreams in VHDAs Free Homebuyer Class! Are you thinking about buying a home, but not sure where to start, especially in challenging economic times? Virginia Housing Development Authority's free First-time Homebuyer Class can help. In one day of training, you'll learn the entire home buying process from start to finish, and how to stay on track as a responsible homeowner. Category: Business

ORIENTACIÓN DE HPAP: ĦINTRODUCCIÓN AL PROCESO DE COMPRAR UNA CASA Y LOS PROGRAMAS PARA AYUDARLE!  DC (ESPAÑOL)
Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School1100 Harvard St NWWashington, DC 20009 Saturday, March 2, 2019, 9:30 – 11:30am żPensando en comprar su primera casa pero no sabe si se puede? Esta orientación provee una introducción al proceso de comprar una casa y los programas para compradores de casa por primera vez en DC. El Programa para Compradores de Casa por Primera Vez (HPAP en sus siglas en inglés) ofrece hasta $84,000 en asistencia financiera para los costos de cierre y enganche. Averigüe por cuanto puede calificar y sobre los próximos pasos en el proceso de comprar su casa. Tome este primer paso en el camino hacia ser dueño de casa - gratis. Category: Business

FREE WORKSHOP SERIES: BUSINESS PLAN ESSENTIALS AND CASH FLOW PROJECTIONS
LEDC DC641 S Street NWWashington, DC 20001 Saturday, March 2, 2019, 10am – 1pm Business Plan Essentials 10AM -Understand the basic structure  of a business plan -How to use the Business Model Canvas template -Additional resources to develop you business plan Cash Flow Projections 11:30AM -How to estimate your start up expenses -Learn why cash flow is important -Understand what  is needed to prepare a cash flow statement -Cash Flow examples  Category: Business

Gilchrist Introduction to Word and Internet
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Computer LabSilver Spring, MD Saturday, March 2, 2019, 10am – 12pm Category: Regional Services, Seniors Age: Seniors Area: East County Contact Name: Josephine Garnem Contact Phone: 240-777-8406 Contact Email: jospehine.garnem@montgomerycountymd.gov

MC Computer Class - Microsoft Office for Workplace
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, HIRE Training CenterSilver Spring, MD Saturday, March 2, 2019, 10am – 12pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Susan Ucanay Contact Phone: 240-688-7605 Contact Email: susan.ucanay@montgomerycollege.edu

Kayak @ GISC - Spring Roll
Sunday, March 3, 2019, 9:30 – 11:30am Practice kayak rolling and other skills in the main and deep pools. Must provide own kayak and safety equipment.  This is not an instructional course.  For all skill levels.  Category: Parks & Recreation

Maha Shivratri
Montgomery County, MD Monday, March 4, 2019 Worship Shiva -- one of the Hindu Trinity, the divinemanifestation of transformation and regenration Category: Holidays

PHED
7th Floor Hearing Room100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Monday, March 4, 2019, 9:30am Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee Meeting View Current Agenda & Staff ReportsView Future Committee Agenda  Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

State Legislation
7th Floor Hearing Room100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Monday, March 4, 2019, 12:30pm State Legislation Click to see AgendaClick to see Council Agenda & Analyst Packets (one day prior)  Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

ABCs of Starting a Business
118 North Market Street Frederick, MD 21701 Monday, March 4, 2019, 1 – 4pm Discover what it really takes to start your own business. Co-taught by a small business owner, an Insurance Agent, and a lawyer specializing in small business, this workshop lays the foundation for starting up your very own business in the state of Maryland! Topics addressed in this workshop include: Advance Planning -Assessing if entrepreneurship is right for you -Conducting market research -Calculating start-up costs Build Your Business -Determining business structure and registering your business both at the federal and state levels -Choosing a business name -Marketing your business -Building a support team Corporate Formalities & Legal Considerations -Insurance considerations when starting a business -Legal considerations such as trademarks, resident agents, and foreign qualifications Category: Business

EC/PS
7th floor Hearing Room100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Monday, March 4, 2019, 2pm Joint Education and Culture and Public Safety Committee Meeting View Current Agenda & Staff ReportsView Future Committee Agenda  Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

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

OCP @ White Oak Library for National Consumer Protection Week
White Oak Library11701 New Hampshire Avenue Monday, March 4, 2019, 5 – 7pm Come meet OCP staff and investigators, ask your consumer and regulatory questions, and pick up educational materials. Category: Business, Public Safety, Seniors Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors, Family Area: Silver Spring More info: montgomerycountymd.gov&

QuickBooks- Series of 4 workshops
8222 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring MD 20910 I/O Spaces Monday, March 4, 2019, 6 – 9pm Workshops will be conducted in SPANISH Let's start 2019 by taking financial control of your business and discover why QuickBooks is a necessary tool to grow. Master your accounting and QuickBooks skills. Hands on training. For More information Angela Neira aneira@lifeasset.org 301-247-7977 Category: Business Age: Adult Area: Silver Spring Contact Name: Angela Neira Contact Phone: 301-247-7977 Contact Email: aneira@lifeasset.org Cost: $120 More info: www.facebook.com&

School Health Council meeting
401 Hungerford Drive, large first floor conference roomRockville, MD 20850 Monday, March 4, 2019, 6:15 – 8pm Quarterly meeting of School Health Council Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, Council and Committee Meetings, Government, Health Age: Kids, Teens, Adult, Family Area: MidCounty, Rockville Contact Name: Elizabeth Elliott Contact Phone: 2407773804 Contact Email: elizabeth.elliott@montgomerycountymd.gov Cost: none More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Citizen Review Panel Board meetings
1301 Piccard DriveRockville, Maryland 20850 Monday, March 4, 2019, 7 – 8:30pm Examines the policies, procedures and work of the state and local agency focused on child protection standard and State plan and any other criteria that the Panel considers important for the protection of children. Contact Email: lisa.merkin@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Phone: 2407773547 Boards: Citizens Review Panel for Children Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions Area: Rockville Age: Adult

UCAB Land Use Committee Meeting
Upcounty Regional Service Center12900 Middlebrook RD, Room AGermantown, MD Monday, March 4, 2019, 7 – 9pm Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, Regional Services Age: Adult Area: Upcounty Contact Name: Linda Cooper Contact Phone: 240-777-8048 Contact Email: linda.cooper@montgomerycountymd.gov

Advisory Committee on Consumer Protection
1451 Seven Locks Rd.Rockville, MD 20864 Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 8:30 – 9:30am Contact Name: Sharon Margolis Contact Phone: 240-777-3636 Boards: Advisory Committee on Consumer Protection Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions

Board of Registration for Building Contractors
COB 100 Maryland Ave. - Rm. 225Rockville, MD 20850 Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 8:30 – 10:30am The Board of Registration for Building Contractors generally meets the 1st Tuesday of every month, except for August. Contact Email: kevin.simpson@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Lee Glass Contact Phone: 240-777-3727 Boards: Board of Registration for Building Contractors Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Commission on Aging - Health and Wellness Meeting
7300 Calhoun PlaceSuite 600, Conference Room 6CRockville, Maryland Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 9 – 10:30am Contact Name: Tremayne Jones Contact Phone: 240-777-1120 Boards: Commission on Aging Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, Seniors More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Everything Damascus Business Network Breakfast
Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 9 – 10am Category: Business, Public Safety Age: Adult Area: Upcounty

Writing a Successful Business Plan
15901 Excalibur Rd Bowie, MD 20716 Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 9:30am – 12:30pm Writing a Successful Business Plan 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 Category: Business

Council Session
Third Floor Hearing Room100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 9:30am Council Session View Council Agenda & Staff Reports (one day prior) View Council Video on Demand Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

OCP @ Silver Spring Library for National Consumer Protection Week
Silver Spring Library900 Wayne Avenue Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 11:30am – 1:30pm Stop by and meet OCP investigators and staff, ask your consumer questions, and get educational materials. Category: Business, Community Events, Public Safety, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors Area: Silver Spring More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Brown Bag Lunch meeting with Regional Services Center Directors
6th floor Potomac River Conference Room # 6480100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 12:30pm Brown Bag Lunch meeting with Regional Services Center Directors View Council Agenda & Staff Reports (one day prior) View Council Video on Demand Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

Expedited Bill 3-19, Administration - Executive Branch - Non-Merit Positions
Third Floor Hearing Room100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 1:30 – 2:30pm Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Jackie Hawksford Contact Phone: 240-777-7803

Gilchrist BCCC (Citizenship Class)
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Large Conference RoomSilver Spring, MD 20904 Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 5 – 9pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Josephine Garnem Contact Phone: 240-777-8406 Contact Email: jospehine.garnem@montgomerycountymd.gov

QuickBooks- Series of 4 workshops
8222 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring MD 20910 I/O Spaces Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 6 – 9pm Workshops will be conducted in SPANISH Let's start 2019 by taking financial control of your business and discover why QuickBooks is a necessary tool to grow. Master your accounting and QuickBooks skills. Hands on training. For More information Angela Neira aneira@lifeasset.org 301-247-7977 Category: Business Age: Adult Area: Silver Spring Contact Name: Angela Neira Contact Phone: 301-247-7977 Contact Email: aneira@lifeasset.org Cost: $120 More info: www.facebook.com&

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes
Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220Wheaton, MD 20902 Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 6 – 8pm Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors Area: MidCounty, Silver Spring Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940 Cost: Gratis/Free

Commission on Landlord-Tenant Affairs > Monthly
1401 Rockville Pike, 4th Fl.Rockville, MD 20852 Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 6:30 – 7:30pm The Commission on Landlord-Tenant Affairs (COLTA) meets the first Tuesday of each month to review cases, decide what will go to hearing, and discuss issues. These meetings are open to the public. Contact Email: Rosie.McCray-Moody@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Rosie McCray-Moody Boards: Commission on Landlord-Tenant Affairs Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions Area: Rockville Age: Adult More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Commission on Landlord-Tenant Affairs Monthly meeting
1401 Rockville Pike, 4th Floor, Room 4232, Rockville, MD 20852 Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 6:30 – 7:30pm Monthly meeting of the Commission on Landlord-Tenant Affairs Contact Email: rosie.mccray-moody@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Rosie A McCray-Moody Contact Phone: 240-777-3612 Boards: Commission on Landlord-Tenant Affairs Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions Area: Rockville Age: Adult More info: montgomerycountymd.gov&

Entrepreneurship & Operations: Business Start-up
Montgomery College Takoma Park Silver Spring CampusCultural Arts Building Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 6:30 – 9:30pm Second course for the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Continuing Education Certificate series.  This course is for Entrepreneurs to learn about the operational demand and systems in operating an innovative business. You will learn research and development, production, distribution/delivery, and operations. You will gain competencies in the critical skills of critical business skills of logistics and systems organization, and human resource functions of payroll and staffing; practical skills will be learned using the ADP tutorial. Harvard Business Case Study purchases required, 2 per course; Instructor will provide instructions at first class. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.  Learn how to avoid crucial mistakes from Guest Speaker  and Successful Entrepreneur, Pam Felix: Co-Founder, California Tortilla; President, Improv Comedy Club. 6 sessions Tuesdays and Thursdays; 4 classroom and 2 online.  Registration by Fax is fastest, call 240-567-5188 for assistance Category: Business, Educational Class, Holidays, Media/Press, Parks & Recreation, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Adult, Seniors Area: All, Bethesda/Chevy Chase, East County, MidCounty, Rockville, Silver Spring, Upcounty Contact Name: Marcy Jackson Contact Phone: 240-567-5188 Contact Email: sbel@montgomerycollege.edu Cost: $278.00 + $72.00 Fee = $350.00; Non-Md Residents: Add $160.00 More info: cms.montgomerycollege.edu&

Public Safety Radio Tower
17101 Cashell Road Rockville, MDAll Purpose Room Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 7:30 – 8:30pm The Montgomery County Department of Technology Services and Marylands Department of Information Technology and State Highway Administration will hold a community meeting to discuss a public safety radio tower planned for the northwest cloverleaf of the Intercounty Connector at Georgia Ave. The meeting, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, will take place in the All-Purpose Room of Cashell Elementary School located at 17101 Cashell Road in Rockville. County and State representatives will provide information about the site selection, what the County and States public safety radio systems are used for and reasons a new tower is required at this location. There will be diagrams of the planned tower site and photo simulations showing what the tower will look like from various locations in the surrounding area. Age: Adult Area: All

Bill 1-19, Police - Officer Involved Death - Independent Investigation
Third Floor Hearing Room100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 7:30 – 9:30pm Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Jackie Hawksford Contact Phone: 240-777-7803

Ash Wednesday
Montgomery County, MD Wednesday, March 6, 2019 In the Western Christian calendar, Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. It occurs forty-six days before Easter, but Lent is nevertheless considered forty days long, because Sundays in this period are not counted among the days of Lent. It falls on different dates from year to year, according to the date of Easter; it can occur as early as February 4 or as late as March 10. Worshippers are blessed by a priest or minister with ashes placed on the forehead in the shape of a cross. Ash Wednesday is observed by fasting and repentance. Category: Holidays

Greater Shady Grove Transportation Management District Advisory Committee
Johns Hopkins University / A&R Bldg Rm TBA9601 Medical Center DrRockville Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 8:30 – 10am Contact Email: james.carlson@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Jim Carlson Contact Phone: 2407778382 Boards: Greater Shady Grove Transportation Management District Advisory Committee Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, County Executive, Transportation Area: Upcounty Age: Adult More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Greater Shady Grove Transportation Management District Advisory Committee
Johns Hopkins University / A&R Bldg Rm TBA9601 Medical Center DrRockville Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 8:30 – 10am Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, County Executive, Transportation Age: Adult Area: Upcounty Contact Name: Jim Carlson Contact Phone: 240-777-8382 Contact Email: james.carlson@montgomerycountymd.gov Cost: N/A More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

WSM Informational Session
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Large Conference RoomSilver Spring, MD Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 10am – 1pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Camille McKenzie Contact Phone: 202-534-9758 Contact Email: cmckenzie@worksourcemontgomery.com

OCP @ Bethesda Library for National Consumer Protection Week
Connie Morella Library (Bethesda)7400 Arlington Road Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 3 – 5pm Come meet OCP investigators and staff, ask consumer and regulatory questions, get tips and tools on avoiding scams and identity theft, and much more. Category: Business, Public Safety, Seniors Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors, Family More info: montgomerycountymd.gov&

GilChrist Basic Computer Class
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Computer LabSilver Spring, MD Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 5 – 9pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Josephine Garnem Contact Phone: 240-777-8406 Contact Email: jospehine.garnem@montgomerycountymd.gov

Buying An Existing Business
Prince Frederick College of Southern Maryland 115 J.W. Williams Road Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 6 – 9pm This course covers areas such as: -How and what to research about a business that you are interested in purchasing. -How to determine the value of a business. -How to transfer ownership of a business. Numerous additional resources are identified to assist you. Category: Business Cost: tuition: $13 / fees: $72

QuickBooks- Series of 4 workshops
8222 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring MD 20910 I/O Spaces Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 6 – 9pm Workshops will be conducted in SPANISH Let's start 2019 by taking financial control of your business and discover why QuickBooks is a necessary tool to grow. Master your accounting and QuickBooks skills. Hands on training. For More information Angela Neira aneira@lifeasset.org 301-247-7977 Category: Business Age: Adult Area: Silver Spring Contact Name: Angela Neira Contact Phone: 301-247-7977 Contact Email: aneira@lifeasset.org Cost: $120 More info: www.facebook.com&

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

New/Beginning Farmer Training: Ruminants, meat, milk, and fiber production
Ag History Farm Park18410 Muncaster RoadDerwood, MD 20855 Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 6 – 7pm A new/beginning farmer workshop will be held every Wednesday evening at 6pm from January 16 through April 3rd.  Each week a new/different aspect of farming will be covered.  The calendar will be updated with the specific topics shortly. Category: Educational Class Age: Adult Area: Rockville Contact Name: Chuck Schuster Contact Phone: 301-590-2807 Contact Email: CFS@umd.edu Cost: Free More info: extension.umd.edu&

Foster Parent Information Meeting
Rockville Memorial Library21 Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20852 Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30pm Interested in learning more about becoming a licensed foster parent in Montgomery County? Plan to attend this meeting to learn more. Category: Community Events, Educational Class, Health Age: Adult, Family Area: Rockville Contact Phone: 240-777-1664 Contact Email: fprecruiter@montgomerycountymd.gov Cost: FREE More info: montgomerycountymd.gov&

Commission on Common Ownership Communities > Monthly
1401 Rockville Pike, 4th Fl.Rockville, MD 20852 Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 7 – 9pm The Commission on Common Ownership Communities (CCOC) meets the first Wednesday of each month to review cases, decide what will go to hearing, and discuss issues. These meetings are open to the public. Contact Email: Ifeoluwapo.Fabayo@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Ifeoluwapo "Ife" Fabayo Boards: Commission on Common Ownership Communities Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions Area: Rockville Age: Adult More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

East County Citizens Advisory Board
East County Regional Services Center3300 Briggs Chaney RoadSilver Spring, MD 20904 Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 7 – 9pm Boards: East County Citizens Advisory Board Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions Area: East County Age: Adult

Energy and Air Quality Advisory Committee Meeting
255 Rockville Pike, Suite 120, Rockville, MD 20850 Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 7 – 9pm The Energy and Air Quality Advisory Committee (EAQAC) 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, Government Age: Adult, Seniors Area: All Contact Name: Lindsey Shaw Contact Phone: 240-777-7754 Contact Email: energy@montgomerycountymd.gov Cost: Free and open to the public More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

EC Citizen Advisory Board Meeting
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Large Conference RoomSilver Spring, MD Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 7 – 9pm Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Linda Cooper Contact Phone: 240-777-8411 Contact Email: linda.cooper@montgomerycountymd.gov

Board of License Commissioners hearings
EOB Lobby Conference Room Thursday, March 7, 2019 The Board of License Commissioners is charged with regulating the sale and distribution of alcohol in accordance with the Alcoholic Beverages Article of the of the Annotated Code of Maryland and has full power and authority to adopt such reasonable rules and regulations as the Board deems necessary to enable it to effectively discharge the duties imposed upon it by the Alcoholic Beverages Article. The Board of License Commissioners issues licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages and may revoke or suspend licenses, or issue fines up to $20,000 for violations. Contact Email: jocelyn.rawat@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Jocelyn Rawat Contact Phone: 2407771999 Boards: Board of License Commissioners Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions Area: All Age: Adult More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Business Development Strategies
Online Thursday, March 7, 2019, 12am Having a planned strategy for business development is very important. Why do so many businesses fail? A failure to plan is a plan to fail. Learn how to sell and develop a business/customer pipeline. Create a business development plan and process for your management and/or sales team. Develop your short and long term target markets. Keep you and your business focused so you can plan for unforeseen risks. Category: Business

GO
3rd floor Conference Room100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Thursday, March 7, 2019, 9:30am Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee Meeting View Current Agenda & Staff ReportsView Future Committee Agenda  Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

T&E
7th floor Hearing Room100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Thursday, March 7, 2019, 9:30am Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee Meeting View Current Agenda & Staff ReportsView Future Committee Agenda  Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

Community Action VITA Program - TAX Preparation
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Large Conference RoomSilver Spring, MD Thursday, March 7, 2019, 10am – 4pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Abiola Abodunrin Contact Phone: 240-777-4953 Contact Email: abiola.abodunrin@montgomerycountymd.gov

MC Computer Class Registration
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Computer LabSilver Spring, MD Thursday, March 7, 2019, 10am – 4pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Grace Karambiri Contact Email: grace.karambiri@montgomerycollege.edu

PHED
7th Floor Hearing Room100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Thursday, March 7, 2019, 2pm Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee Meeting View Current Agenda & Staff ReportsView Future Committee Agenda  Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

Tai Chi
Long Branch Library8800 Garland AvenueSilver Spring, MD 20901 Thursday, March 7, 2019, 2 – 3pm Integral Tai Chi is a series of exercises, relaxation technique and meditation that combine Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and meditation into a self-healing system that integrates body, mind and spirit. Participants start with a warm up before the movement exercises and then follow up with a cool down, relaxation, and meditation.  Avoid eating right before class because it is difficult to exercise with a full stomach.  Please wear comfortable clothing for stretching and moving.  Bring a yoga/ exercise mat, water, and a towel.  Please arrive 5 minutes early. All Tai Chi classes are free and open to the public. Category: Seniors Age: Seniors Area: East County, Silver Spring Contact Phone: 240-777-0910 or 301-565-7662

OCP @ Rockville Library for National Consumer Protection Week
Rockville Memorial Library21 Maryland Avenue Thursday, March 7, 2019, 5 – 7pm Come meet OCP investigators and staff, ask consumer and regulatory questions, and get tips on avoiding scams, identity theft, etc. Category: Business, Seniors Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors, Family Area: Rockville More info: montgomerycountymd.gov&

Brews and Bulbs
Thursday, March 7, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30pm Category: Environmental Protection More info: mygreenmontgomery.org&

QuickBooks- Series of 4 workshops
8222 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring MD 20910 I/O Spaces Thursday, March 7, 2019, 6 – 9pm Workshops will be conducted in SPANISH Let's start 2019 by taking financial control of your business and discover why QuickBooks is a necessary tool to grow. Master your accounting and QuickBooks skills. Hands on training. For More information Angela Neira aneira@lifeasset.org 301-247-7977 Category: Business Age: Adult Area: Silver Spring Contact Name: Angela Neira Contact Phone: 301-247-7977 Contact Email: aneira@lifeasset.org Cost: $120 More info: www.facebook.com&

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes
Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220Wheaton, MD 20902 Thursday, March 7, 2019, 6 – 8pm Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors Area: MidCounty, Silver Spring Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940 Cost: Gratis/Free

Entrepreneurship & Operations: Business Start-up
Montgomery College Takoma Park Silver Spring CampusCultural Arts Building Thursday, March 7, 2019, 6:30 – 9:30pm Second course for the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Continuing Education Certificate series.  This course is for Entrepreneurs to learn about the operational demand and systems in operating an innovative business. You will learn research and development, production, distribution/delivery, and operations. You will gain competencies in the critical skills of critical business skills of logistics and systems organization, and human resource functions of payroll and staffing; practical skills will be learned using the ADP tutorial. Harvard Business Case Study purchases required, 2 per course; Instructor will provide instructions at first class. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.  Learn how to avoid crucial mistakes from Guest Speaker  and Successful Entrepreneur, Pam Felix: Co-Founder, California Tortilla; President, Improv Comedy Club. 6 sessions Tuesdays and Thursdays; 4 classroom and 2 online.  Registration by Fax is fastest, call 240-567-5188 for assistance Category: Business, Educational Class, Holidays, Media/Press, Parks & Recreation, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Adult, Seniors Area: All, Bethesda/Chevy Chase, East County, MidCounty, Rockville, Silver Spring, Upcounty Contact Name: Marcy Jackson Contact Phone: 240-567-5188 Contact Email: sbel@montgomerycollege.edu Cost: $278.00 + $72.00 Fee = $350.00; Non-Md Residents: Add $160.00 More info: cms.montgomerycollege.edu&

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

QuickBooks | SBC-6370
Leonardtown College of Southern Maryland 22950 Hollywood Road Friday, March 8, 2019, 9am – 4pm Discover how this user-friendly software program can make small business recordkeeping fast and easy. Alternating lecture and hands-on computer exercises will provide an overview of the many features of QuickBooks. Find out how its applications can streamline business processes. Learn how to create a new company and to work with customer transactions, vendor transactions, and bank accounts, as well as generating basic financial reports and customizing invoices. Category: Business Cost: tuition: $13 / fees: $112

Writing a Successful Business Plan
Maryland Women's Business Center51 Monroe Street, Suite PE-20 Rockville, MD 20850 Friday, March 8, 2019, 10am – 1pm 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, startup Note Our Policies: No refunds issued for workshops not attended. Walk-ins are accepted in our Montgomery county location (credit card payment only). You must register to reserve your seat. Inclement Weather: MWBC Montgomery County follows Rockville City government delays and closings. Category: Business Age: Adult Area: Rockville Contact Name: Kate Vendemio Contact Phone: 301-315-8091 Cost: $35 More info: mdwbc.ecenterdirect.com&

WSM Fatherhood Initiative Session
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RDSilver Spring, MD Friday, March 8, 2019, 1 – 2pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Camille McKenzie Contact Phone: 202-534-9758 Contact Email: cmckenzie@worksourcemontgomery.com

OCP @ Gaithersburg Library
18330 Montgomery Village Ave. Friday, March 8, 2019, 1 – 3pm Come meet OCP investigators and staff, ask your consumer and regulatory questions, and get tips on avoiding scams, identity theft, etc. Category: Business, Seniors Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors, Family Area: Upcounty More info: montgomerycountymd.gov&

Ready, Set, Go! The Nuts & Bolts Of Starting A Business
South Bowie Branch Library; 15301 Hall Road, Bowie, MD 20721 Friday, March 8, 2019, 2 – 4:30pm This FREE workshop is for those who are interested in starting their first business, but want to find out more information on what to expect before they begin their first business. Our experienced business consultants will share with you everything to anticipate when starting a new business including, information on the legal and licensing requirements, the business plan, the different financing options, preparing a marketing strategy and all the perks and drawbacks that come with the life of an entrepreneur. (Open Session -2.5hrs.) FREE! Category: Business

Brews and Bulbs
7 Locks Brewing Friday, March 8, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30pm Category: Environmental Protection More info: mygreenmontgomery.org&

Gilchrist ESOL Class
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Large Conference RoomSilver Spring, MD Saturday, March 9, 2019, 8am – 2pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Josephine Garnem Contact Phone: 240-777-8406 Contact Email: jospehine.garnem@montgomerycountymd.gov

Gilchrist Introduction to Word and Internet
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Computer LabSilver Spring, MD Saturday, March 9, 2019, 10am – 12pm Category: Regional Services, Seniors Age: Seniors Area: East County Contact Name: Josephine Garnem Contact Phone: 240-777-8406 Contact Email: jospehine.garnem@montgomerycountymd.gov

MC Computer Class - Microsoft Office for Workplace
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, HIRE Training CenterSilver Spring, MD Saturday, March 9, 2019, 10am – 12pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Susan Ucanay Contact Phone: 240-688-7605 Contact Email: susan.ucanay@montgomerycollege.edu

Communications & Community Outreach Committee
7300 Calhoun PlaceSuite 600, Conference Room 6CRockville, Maryland Monday, March 11, 2019, 9:30 – 11am Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, Seniors Contact Name: Tremayne Jones Contact Phone: 240-777-1120 More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Taking Charge of Your Websites Future
Bowie State University, 14000 Jericho Park Rd, Bowie Business Innovation Center, Room 2312 Bowie, MD 20715 Monday, March 11, 2019, 9:30am – 12:30pm Do you need to design, redesign or hire to create a website? During this workshop, learn to understand, plan and manage the web design process to create an effective marketing tool. Discover web design options and create a list needed for an effective website that will attract clients and satisfy search engine requirements. About the speaker: Maria Ryan McElhenny is the MWBC Business Counselor in Frederick. With a background in web design, business banking and entrepreneurship, Maria knows first-hand what it takes to manage, grow, and overcome the challenges facing business owners. A 2003 recipient of the Maryland Latina Woman Leader of The Year and founder/president of Blooming Women, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to supporting women business owners and professionals, Maria hopes to help others by sharing and mentoring young women in all she has learned in her journey as a woman, mother, and business owner. *Intended Audience: Startup and Growth Note Our Policies: No refunds issued for workshops not attended. Walk-ins are not permitted in our Prince Georges county office. You must register to reserve your seat. Inclement Weather: MWBC Prince Georges County follows Bowie State University School delays and closings. Category: Business

PHED
7th Floor Hearing Room100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Monday, March 11, 2019, 9:30am Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee Meeting View Current Agenda & Staff ReportsView Future Committee Agenda  Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

PS
3rd floor Conference Room100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Monday, March 11, 2019, 9:30am Public Safety Committee meeting Click to see Current Agenda PacketsClick to see Future Committee Agenda  Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

State Legislation
7th Floor Hearing Room100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Monday, March 11, 2019, 12:30pm State Legislation Click to see AgendaClick to see Council Agenda & Analyst Packets (one day prior)  Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

HHS
7th floor Hearing Room100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Monday, March 11, 2019, 2pm Health & Human Services Committee Meeting View Current Agenda & Staff ReportsView Future Committee Agenda  Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

Water Quality Advisory Group Meeting
255 Rockville Pike, Suite 120Rockville, MD 20850 Monday, March 11, 2019, 7 – 8:30pm Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions Contact Name: Kate Bennett Contact Phone: 240-777-7768 Contact Email: kate.bennett@montgomerycountymd.gov More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board Meeting
Silver Spring Civic Building1 Veterans PlaceSilver Spring, MD 20910 Monday, March 11, 2019, 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. Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, Community Events, Council and Committee Meetings, Regional Services Age: Kids, Teens, Adult, Seniors, Family Area: Silver Spring Contact Name: Zami Henkai Contact Phone: 240-777-5312 Contact Email: Lalrozami.Henkai@montgomerycountymd.gov More info: montgomerycountymd.gov&

Friendship Heights Transportation Management District Advisory Committee
5311 Friendship Blvd, 2nd Flr Conf RoomFriendship Heights Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 8:30 – 10am Contact Email: james.carlson@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Jim Carlson Contact Phone: 2407778382 Boards: Friendship Heights Transportation Management District Advisory Committee Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, County Executive, Transportation Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase Age: Adult More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Friendship Heights Transportation Management District Advisory Committee
5311 Friendship Blvd. 2nd Flr Conf RmFriendship Heights Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 8:30 – 10am Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, County Executive, Transportation Age: Adult Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase Contact Name: Jim Carlson Contact Phone: 2407778382 Contact Email: james.carlson@montgomerycountymd.gov Cost: N/A More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Commission on Aging - Aging in Community Committee
7300 Calhoun PlaceSuite 600, Conference Room 6CRockville, Maryland Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 9:30 – 11:30am Contact Name: Tremayne Jones Contact Phone: 240-777-1120 Boards: Commission on Aging Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, Seniors Age: Adult, Seniors More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

ABCs of Starting a Business
Maryland Womens Business Center (Montgomery County)51 Monroe Street, Suite PE-20 Rockville, MD 20850 Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 9:30am – 12:30pm Discover what it really takes to start your own business. Co-taught by a small business owner, an Insurance Agent, and a lawyer specializing in small business, this workshop lays the foundation for starting up your very own business in the state of Maryland! Topics addressed in this workshop include: Advance Planning -Assessing if entrepreneurship is right for you -Conducting market research -Calculating start-up costs Build Your Business -Determining business structure and registering your business both at the federal and state levels -Choosing a business name -Marketing your business -Building a support team Corporate Formalities & Legal Considerations -Insurance considerations when starting a business -Legal considerations such as trademarks, resident agents, and foreign qualifications *Intended Audience: Pre-Venture, Start-Up Note Our Policies: No refunds issued for workshops not attended. Walk-ins are accepted in our Montgomery county location (credit cards payment only). Category: Business Cost: $35.00

Council Session
Third Floor Hearing Room100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 9:30am Council Session View Council Agenda & Staff Reports (one day prior) View Council Video on Demand Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

FOODSHED FIELD SCHOOL: Adding Value, Managing Debt, & Streamlining Production
Anchored Roots Farm45281 Saint Cuthbert Farm RoadHollywood, MD 20636 Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 1 – 4pm Priscilla Wentworth Leitch, owner and farmer at Anchored Roots Farm, will lead this workshop on utilizing farming systems for both vegetable and flower production. Well begin with a presentation on adding value with flower products and managing farm debt, followed by a tour of the farm, and will conclude with a hands-on activity. Dress for walking the fields! Category: Business Age: Adult Area: Upcounty Contact Name: Caroline Selle Contact Email: caroline@futureharvestcasa.org Cost: $20 FHCASA members - $40 non-members More info: www.eventbrite.com&

Corrective Map Amendment H-130 for Takoma Park Master Plan
Third Floor Hearing Room100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 1:30 – 2:30pm Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Jackie Hawksford Contact Phone: 240-777-7803

ZTA 19-03, Commercial/Residential Zones - animal Boarding and Care
Third Floor Hearing Room100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 1:30 – 2:30pm Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Jackie Hawksford Contact Phone: 240-777-7803

Gilchrist BCCC (Citizenship Class)
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Large Conference RoomSilver Spring, MD 20904 Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 5 – 9pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Josephine Garnem Contact Phone: 240-777-8406 Contact Email: jospehine.garnem@montgomerycountymd.gov

Community Action Board Executive Committee Meeting
1401 Rockville Pike, Room 3316 Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 6 – 8pm Contact Email: leah.goldfine@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Leah Goldfine Contact Phone: 2407771697 Boards: Community Action Board Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes
Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220Wheaton, MD 20902 Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 6 – 8pm Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors Area: MidCounty, Silver Spring Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940 Cost: Gratis/Free

Entrepreneurship & Operations: Business Start-up
Montgomery College Takoma Park Silver Spring CampusCultural Arts Building Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 6:30 – 9:30pm Second course for the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Continuing Education Certificate series.  This course is for Entrepreneurs to learn about the operational demand and systems in operating an innovative business. You will learn research and development, production, distribution/delivery, and operations. You will gain competencies in the critical skills of critical business skills of logistics and systems organization, and human resource functions of payroll and staffing; practical skills will be learned using the ADP tutorial. Harvard Business Case Study purchases required, 2 per course; Instructor will provide instructions at first class. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.  Learn how to avoid crucial mistakes from Guest Speaker  and Successful Entrepreneur, Pam Felix: Co-Founder, California Tortilla; President, Improv Comedy Club. 6 sessions Tuesdays and Thursdays; 4 classroom and 2 online.  Registration by Fax is fastest, call 240-567-5188 for assistance Category: Business, Educational Class, Holidays, Media/Press, Parks & Recreation, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Adult, Seniors Area: All, Bethesda/Chevy Chase, East County, MidCounty, Rockville, Silver Spring, Upcounty Contact Name: Marcy Jackson Contact Phone: 240-567-5188 Contact Email: sbel@montgomerycollege.edu Cost: $278.00 + $72.00 Fee = $350.00; Non-Md Residents: Add $160.00 More info: cms.montgomerycollege.edu&

Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee (WUDAC) Meeting
Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad, 2400 Arcola Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20902 Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 6:30 – 8pm The Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee (WUDAC) consists of 11 members appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council to provide advice on all matters affecting the Wheaton Urban District area (downtown). Members represent businesses, the Chamber of Commerce, residents, and the Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board (MCCAB). Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions Age: Kids, Teens, Adult, Seniors, Family Area: MidCounty Contact Name: Kevin Jackson Contact Phone: 240-777-8104 Contact Email: kevin.jackson@montgomerycountymd.gov More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Smart Drivertek Workshop
Holiday Park Senior Center3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906 Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 10 – 11:30am Technology is changing the driving experience.! The AARP Smart Driver TEK workshop is a new educational opportunity that discusses the latest vehicle safety technologies, highlighting how these technologies work and how they might extend your safe driving years! Space is Limited. To register please call 1/877-805-4115 or go online at www.aarp.org/findaworkshop8 Category: Seniors Age: Seniors Contact Name: Holiday Park Senior Center Contact Phone: 240-777-4999

WSM IT Training
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Large Conference RoomSilver Spring, MD Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 11am – 3pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Camille McKenzie Contact Phone: 202-534-9758 Contact Email: cmckenzie@worksourcemontgomery.com

Working the Room: Networking Tips for Successful Female Entrepreneurs
Maryland Women's Business Center51 Monroe Street, Suite PE-20 Rockville, MD 20850 Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 3:30 – 5pm Do you feel intimidated walking into an event full of strangers? Are you unsure which networking events are worth your time and money? Do you need to expand your business or client network but dont know how or where to start? Good news! Networking is a skill that anyone can learn. It has been proven that there is a direct correlation between the time spent on networking and the success of a business. Get out of your comfort zone and learn to work the room in this experiential networking workshop held at Launch Workplaces Gaithersburg. Youll leave with the confidence and skill to develop a lasting network that will help to build your business for years to come. During this workshop you will: Discuss the importance of having a strong network and how to effectively build those relationships Learn how to comfortably walk into a room of people and introduce yourself Create a 30 second focused and effective presentation Practice asking for quality referrals About our speaker: Sarit Arbell  is an entrepreneur who is, among other things, currently the Executive Director of the Central Maryland Region of BNI. Combining her knowledge and interest in peoples financial and personal growth, together with her passion for her community, Sarit enjoys visiting the BNI chapters and supporting member growth. She aims to help people succeed professionally, as well as, personally. Leadership, wealth, and social responsibility are Sarits main goals. Her motto in business and life is Win-Win. Sarit believes that empowering others will help to improve our world. *Intended Audience: Startup, Growth **Thank you to Karen Kalantzis at Launch Workplaces for hosting this workshop! Note Our Policies: No refunds issued for workshops not attended. Walk-ins are not accepted for this event. You must register to reserve your seat. Inclement Weather: MWBC Montgomery County follows Rockville City government delays and closings. Category: Business Age: Adult Area: Rockville Contact Name: Kate Vendemio Contact Phone: 301-315-8091 Cost: $20 More info: mdwbc.ecenterdirect.com&

GilChrist Basic Computer Class
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Computer LabSilver Spring, MD Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 5 – 9pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Josephine Garnem Contact Phone: 240-777-8406 Contact Email: jospehine.garnem@montgomerycountymd.gov

Resilient Leadership: Panel Discussion and Networking Event
9841 Washingtonian Blvd, #200 Media Room, Gaithersburg MD 20878-7350 Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30pm Join the City of Gaithersburg Office of Economic Development and the Maryland Womens Business Center to celebrate and honor Womens History Month! Get inspired and empowered as our dynamic panel of Maryland-based female entrepreneurs gets candid about the triumphs and struggles of running a business. Our panelists will address their diverse career paths, shared gender struggles, and lessons theyve learned along the way to become the resilient leaders that they are today! Agenda: 5:30-6:00 Networking 6:00-7:00 Panel 7:00-7:30 Additional Networking Opportunities *Pre-event registration is required for event entry. Special thanks to the City of Gaithersburg Office of Economic Development for sponsoring this event and to Launch Workplaces for providing the event location. Inclement Weather Policy: This event follows the City of Gaithersburg closings and delays policy. Category: Business, Community Events Age: Adult Contact Name: Kate Vendemio Contact Phone: 301-315-8091 Cost: $10 More info: mdwbc.ecenterdirect.com&

Pro Bono (Free) Legal Advice
Ana G. Mendez University System11006 Veirs Mill RoadWheaton, MD 20902 Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 5:30 – 6pm Obtain free legal advice on civil cases. Must be a Montgomery County resident. Offered on the Second and Founth Wednesday of each month, intake starts at 5:30 pm. Please call for more information. Category: Community Events, Educational Class, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors, Family Area: MidCounty Contact Name: Montgomery County Bar Foundation Contact Phone: (301) 424-7651, (301) 424-7652, (301) 424-7633 Cost: Free

Naloxone Training; Medication Used to Reverse Opioid Overdose
Montgomery County Health and Human Services401 Hungerford Drive, 1st floorRockville, MD 20850 Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 5:30 – 7pm Residents concerned about a friend or family member with an opioid addiction are invited to attend a free training to learn about reducing unintentional and life-threatening opioid overdoses with the use of Naloxone, a prescription medication that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. Participants who complete the training will receive a free Naloxone kit.  Tips on overdose prevention and resources detailing local and national resources will be provided. The training is free, but registration is required.  Register by email at OverdoseResponseProgram@montgomerycountymd.gov or call 240-777-1836. Sign language interpreter services will be provided only upon request, with notice as far in advance as possible, but no less than three full business days notice, prior to the day of the event.  To request sign language interpreter services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, call Erin Fashion at 240-777-4538, MD Relay 711, or email overdoseresponseprogram@montgomerycountymd.gov. Category: Community Events, Health Age: Adult, Seniors Area: All, Bethesda/Chevy Chase, East County, MidCounty, Rockville, Silver Spring, Upcounty Contact Name: Overdose Response Program Contact Phone: 240-777-1836 Contact Email: overdoseresponseprogram@montgomerycountymd.gov Cost: FREE but registration is required. More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Commission on People with Disabilities Meeting
Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Lobby Auditorium, Rockville, MD 20850 Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 6 – 7:30pm Monthly meeting of the Commission on People with Disabilities. The Commission advises the County government on the coordination and development of policies for people with disabilities. The County Executive appoints Commission members subject to confirmation by the County Council. The Commission advises the County Executive and the County Council on the needs and concerns of the County's residents who have psychiatric, developmental, physical or sensory disabilities.All meetings are open to the public. Sign language interpreter services will be provided only upon request with notice as far in advance as possible, but no less than 3 full business days advance notice, prior to the day of the event. Alternative formats of this document are available upon request as far in advance as possible. If you need other services or accommodations to participate in this activity, please call Betsy Luecking at 240- 777-1256 (V) or via MD Relay at 711. Or, you may send a request via email to Betsy.Luecking@montgomerycountymd.gov. Taking these steps will help us have sufficient time to best meet your needs. Contact Email: betsy.luecking@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Betsy Luecking Contact Phone: 240-777-1256 Boards: Commission on People with Disabilities Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes
Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220Wheaton, MD 20902 Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 6 – 8pm Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors Area: MidCounty, Silver Spring Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940 Cost: Gratis/Free

New/Beginning Farmer Training: Row Covers - How to make the best of this management tool
Ag History Farm Park18410 Muncaster RoadDerwood, MD 20855 Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 6 – 7pm A new/beginning farmer workshop will be held every Wednesday evening at 6pm from January 16 through April 3rd.  Each week a new/different aspect of farming will be covered.  March 13, 2019- Row Covers- How to make the best of this management tool. Everything from frost protection to insect management, but how many bags of sand can I have? Ethnic Vegetables. What is needed in the local area. What does it take to raise these vegetables?  How to market these vegetables? Category: Educational Class Age: Adult Area: Rockville Contact Name: Chuck Schuster Contact Phone: 301-590-2807 Contact Email: CFS@umd.edu Cost: Free More info: extension.umd.edu&

Commission on Children and Youth Full Commission and Committee Meetings
Early Childhood Training Center1401 Rockville Pike, Lobby LevelRockville, Maryland 20852 Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 7 – 9pm The Commission on Children and Youth meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from September 2018-June 2019. The youth leadership/advisory committee (comprised of the youth commissioners) meets from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and the full commission meets from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (with committee breakout meetings). The Commission meetings are held at the Early Childhood Training Center located at 1401 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Parking is available in the building's parking garage. Contact Email: erin.stillwell@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Erin Stillwell Contact Phone: 2407771716 Boards: Commission on Children and Youth Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions Area: Rockville Age: Adult More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

ECCAB Joint Quality of Life/Social Issues and Planning & Economic Development
Regional Services Center3300 Briggs Chaney RoadSilver Spring, MD 20904 Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 7 – 9pm Contact Email: linda.cooper@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Linda Cooper Contact Phone: (240) 777-8048 Boards: East County Citizens Advisory Board Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions

Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture
7300 MacArthur Blvd.Arcade Building 2nd floorGlen Echo, MD 20812 Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 7 – 8:30pm Contact Email: kboerner@glenechopark.org Contact Name: Katharine oerner Contact Phone: 3016342225 Boards: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture, Inc. Board of Directors Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions More info: www.glenechopark.org

Library Board
21 Maryland Ave., Ste. 310, Board Room, Rockville, MD 20850 Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 7 – 9pm Contact Email: regina.holyfield-jewett@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Regina Holyfield-Jewett Contact Phone: 240-777-0106 Boards: Library Board Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions

Joint ECCAB Quality of Life/Social Issues and Planning & Economic Development Committee Meeting
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Large Conf. RoomSilver Spring, MD Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 7 – 9pm Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Linda Cooper Contact Phone: 240-777-8411 Contact Email: linda.cooper@montgomerycountymd.gov

Town Hall Meeting
Silver Spring Civic Center1 Veterans PlazaSilver Spring, MD 20904 Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 7pm Town Hall meeting at the Silver Spring Civic Center Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.council@montgomerycountymd.gov

Silver Spring Transportation Management District Advisory Committee
March Meeting - Discovery CommunicationsOne Discovery Place, Silver SpringMay-November Meetings - 8601 Colesville Road Rm# TBA, Silver Spring Thursday, March 14, 2019, 8 – 9:30am Contact Email: james.carlson@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Jim Carlson Contact Phone: 2407778382 Boards: Silver Spring Transportation Management District Advisory Committee Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, County Executive, Transportation Area: Silver Spring Age: Adult More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Silver Spring Transportation Management District Advisory Committee
March Meeting: Discovery CommunicationsOne Discovery Place, Silver SpringMay-November Meetings: Silver Spring Metro Plaza, 8401 Colesville Rd, Rm TBA Thursday, March 14, 2019, 8 – 9:30am Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, County Executive, Transportation Age: Adult Area: Silver Spring Contact Name: Jim Carlson Contact Phone: 2407778382 Contact Email: james.carlson@montgomerycountymd.gov Cost: N/A More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

Commission on Aging - Public Policy Committee
7300 Calhoun PlaceSuite 600, Conference Room 6CRockville, Maryland Thursday, March 14, 2019, 9:30 – 11:30am Contact Name: Tremayne Jones Contact Phone: 240-777-1120 Boards: Commission on Aging Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, Seniors Age: Adult, Seniors More info: www.montgomerycountymd.gov&

How to Start a Business Workshop
AdvantEdge 5335 Wisconsin Avenue NWSuite 640Metro Center RoomWashington, DC 20015 Thursday, March 14, 2019, 9:30am – 4:30pm Starting a new business can be daunting. Where do you begin? Do you really have the drive to make a go of it? What legal issues do you need to address? What about the tax ramificationson your personal finances? What kind of business structure should you consider? Do you need insurance? Are there financing resources to help you get started? How can you attract customers with a limited-to-non existent marketing budget? This introductory workshop answers these questions and more and will help you determine if you have what it takes to be a successful business owner over the long haul.  Youll learn about the various legal forms of business organization, how to market on a small budget, business taxes and record keeping, small business insurance and types/sources of business loans.  Recommend for anyone who is about to start a new business or just thinking about it. Category: Business

Orientation to MD Womens Business Center & Supporting Resources
Bowie State University, 14000 Jericho Park Rd, Bowie Business Innovation Center, Room 2312 Bowie, MD 20715 Thursday, March 14, 2019, 9:30 – 10:30am Discover how the Maryland Womens Business Center can support you through business startup and growth. During this orientation, you will learn about the services and resources we provide to entrepreneurs throughout the state and how we can help YOU grow your business! *Intended Audience: Pre-Venture, Startup, Growth, anyone new to the Maryland Womens Business Center! Note Our Policies:No refunds issued for workshops not attended. Walk-ins are not permitted in our Prince Georges county office. You must register to reserve your seat. Inclement Weather: MWBC Prince Georges County follows Bowie State University School delays and closings. Category: Business

GO
7th floor Hearing Room100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Thursday, March 14, 2019, 9:30am Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee Meeting View Current Agenda & Staff ReportsView Future Committee Agenda  Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

Community Action VITA Program - TAX Preparation
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Large Conference RoomSilver Spring, MD Thursday, March 14, 2019, 10am – 4pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Abiola Abodunrin Contact Phone: 240-777-4953 Contact Email: abiola.abodunrin@montgomerycountymd.gov

Audit
7th floor Hearing Room100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Thursday, March 14, 2019, 10:30am Audit  Committee Meeting View Current Agenda & Staff ReportsView Future Committee Agenda  Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

MC Computer Class
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Computer LabSilver Spring, MD Thursday, March 14, 2019, 11am – 1pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Grace Karambiri Contact Email: grace.karambiri@montgomerycollege.edu

Live Discussion with County Executive Marc Elrich
Online Thursday, March 14, 2019, 1 – 2pm Welcome to the live discussion with County Executive Marc Elrich. This online forum allows County residents to send questions, or comments, directly to County Executive. Selected questions will be answered during the scheduled discussion time. Category: Community Events, County Executive, Media/Press Age: Adult, Seniors Area: All More info: www2.montgomerycountymd.gov&

E&C
7th floor Hearing Room100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Thursday, March 14, 2019, 2pm Education and Culture Committee Meeting View Current Agenda & Staff ReportsView Future Committee Agenda  Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

Tai Chi
Long Branch Library8800 Garland AvenueSilver Spring, MD 20901 Thursday, March 14, 2019, 2 – 3pm Integral Tai Chi is a series of exercises, relaxation technique and meditation that combine Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and meditation into a self-healing system that integrates body, mind and spirit. Participants start with a warm up before the movement exercises and then follow up with a cool down, relaxation, and meditation.  Avoid eating right before class because it is difficult to exercise with a full stomach.  Please wear comfortable clothing for stretching and moving.  Bring a yoga/ exercise mat, water, and a towel.  Please arrive 5 minutes early. All Tai Chi classes are free and open to the public. Category: Seniors Age: Seniors Area: East County, Silver Spring Contact Phone: 240-777-0910 or 301-565-7662

Parent & Youth Engagement Committee Meeting (Not Open to Public)
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Board Conference RoomSilver Spring, MD Thursday, March 14, 2019, 3 – 4:45pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Danielle Alvarado-Davis Contact Phone: 240-777-3496 Contact Email: Danielle.Alvarado-Davis@montgomerycountymd.gov

Domestic Violence Coordinating Council
600 Jefferson Plaza5th FloorRockville, MD 20852 Thursday, March 14, 2019, 5 – 7pm The Domestic Violence Coordinating Council (DVCC) was established by the Montgomery County Council in 2006 with the mission of reducing the incidence of domestic violence and creating a safe community for families to live free of abuse. Contact Email: smita.varia@montgomerycountymd.gov Contact Name: Smita Varia Contact Phone: 240-773-0406 Boards: Domestic Violence Coordinating Council Category: Boards, Committees & Commissions, Council and Committee Meetings Area: All Age: Teens, Adult More info: montgomerycountymd.gov&

Brews and Bulbs
Brookeville Beer Farm Thursday, March 14, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30pm Category: Environmental Protection More info: mygreenmontgomery.org&

Alfabetización en Español/ Spanish Literacy Classes
Gilchrist Center at Mid-County RSC Site2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220Wheaton, MD 20902 Thursday, March 14, 2019, 6 – 8pm Para registrarse  como nuevo estudiante, asista a la  clase para recibir más información. Para persona que habla español. Por favor, contacte al maestro del curso para recibir más información. Category: Educational Class, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Teens, Adult, Seniors Area: MidCounty, Silver Spring Contact Phone: (240) 777-4940 Cost: Gratis/Free

Entrepreneurship & Operations: Business Start-up
Montgomery College Takoma Park Silver Spring CampusCultural Arts Building Thursday, March 14, 2019, 6:30 – 9:30pm Second course for the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Continuing Education Certificate series.  This course is for Entrepreneurs to learn about the operational demand and systems in operating an innovative business. You will learn research and development, production, distribution/delivery, and operations. You will gain competencies in the critical skills of critical business skills of logistics and systems organization, and human resource functions of payroll and staffing; practical skills will be learned using the ADP tutorial. Harvard Business Case Study purchases required, 2 per course; Instructor will provide instructions at first class. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.  Learn how to avoid crucial mistakes from Guest Speaker  and Successful Entrepreneur, Pam Felix: Co-Founder, California Tortilla; President, Improv Comedy Club. 6 sessions Tuesdays and Thursdays; 4 classroom and 2 online.  Registration by Fax is fastest, call 240-567-5188 for assistance Category: Business, Educational Class, Holidays, Media/Press, Parks & Recreation, Regional Services, Seniors Age: Adult, Seniors Area: All, Bethesda/Chevy Chase, East County, MidCounty, Rockville, Silver Spring, Upcounty Contact Name: Marcy Jackson Contact Phone: 240-567-5188 Contact Email: sbel@montgomerycollege.edu Cost: $278.00 + $72.00 Fee = $350.00; Non-Md Residents: Add $160.00 More info: cms.montgomerycollege.edu&

Plan de Negocios Exitoso
Maryland Women's Business Center 51 Monroe Street, Suite PE-20 Rockville, MD 20850 Friday, March 15, 2019, 10am – 12pm ĦĦEscriba un plan de Negocio Exitoso!! Un Plan de Negocio es el guía que usted necesita para dirigir su negocio en la dirección correcta y además es un componente esencial de éxito. Este documento es también un elemento clave para asegurar financiamiento bancario o la participación de potenciales inversionistas. Escribir un Plan de Negocios, requiere de un análisis integral que usted podrá aprender en detalle durante este curso. Los tópicos que incluiremos: La misión de la empresa, la visión del negocio y los valores corporativos Investigación y Análisis del mercado y de la industria Estableceremos Metas claras y realistas en el mercadeo de su negocio Estructura organizacional de su negocio y también analizaremos los procesos y operaciones más relevantes de su negocio Análisis Financiero y Proyecciones de ventas Aspectos básicos de la contabilidad y el cumplimiento de los pequeños negocios ** Queremos entrenar a: Pequeños empresarios que se encuentren en la etapa de arranque y para aquellos que están en la etapa previa al emprendimiento. Revise nuestra política: No hay reembolsos de dinero por los talleres en caso de no asistir a ellos. Los caminantes son aceptados en nuestras oficinas del Condado de Montgomery. (Pago solamente con tarjeta de crédito). Usted debe registrarse para reservar su silla. Inclemencias del Clima: MWBC en las instalaciones del Condado de Montgomery, sigue los cierres y retrasos del Gobierno de la Ciudad de Rockville. Category: Business Age: Adult Area: Rockville Contact Name: Martha Jimenez Contact Phone: 301-315-8091 Cost: $35 More info: mdwbc.ecenterdirect.com&

Gilchrist ESOL Class
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Large Conference RoomSilver Spring, MD Saturday, March 16, 2019, 8am – 2pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Josephine Garnem Contact Phone: 240-777-8406 Contact Email: jospehine.garnem@montgomerycountymd.gov

Gilchrist Introduction to Word and Internet
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, Computer LabSilver Spring, MD Saturday, March 16, 2019, 10am – 12pm Category: Regional Services, Seniors Age: Seniors Area: East County Contact Name: Josephine Garnem Contact Phone: 240-777-8406 Contact Email: jospehine.garnem@montgomerycountymd.gov

MC Computer Class - Microsoft Office for Workplace
East County Regional Service Center3300 Briggs Chaney RD, HIRE Training CenterSilver Spring, MD Saturday, March 16, 2019, 10am – 12pm Category: Regional Services Age: Adult Area: East County Contact Name: Susan Ucanay Contact Phone: 240-688-7605 Contact Email: susan.ucanay@montgomerycollege.edu

Naloxone Training; Medication Used to Reverse Opioid Overdose
The Freedom Center202 Perry Parkway, Suite 5Gaithersburg, MD 20877 Saturday, March 16, 2019, 12 – 1pm Residents concerned about a friend or family member with an opioid addiction are invited to attend a free training to learn about reducing unintentional and life-threatening opioid overdoses with the use of Naloxone, a prescription medication that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. Participants who complete the training will receive a free Naloxone kit.  Tips on overdose prevention and resources detailing local and national resources will be provided. The training is free, but registration is required.  Register by email at chrishassett@thefreedomcenter.com or call 240-720-3103 x112. Category: Health Age: Adult Area: All Contact Name: Chris Hassett Contact Phone: 240-720-3103 x112 Contact Email: chrishassett@thefreedomcenter.com Cost: FREE but registration is required.

T&E
7th floor Hearing Room100 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850 Monday, March 18, 2019, 10am Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee Meeting View Current Agenda & Staff ReportsView Future Committee Agenda  Category: Council and Committee Meetings Contact Name: Legislative Information Services Contact Phone: 240-777-7910 Contact Email: County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov