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A Message from Montgomery County Police Chief: Tom Manger Earlier this year, the Montgomery County Police Department was pleased to announce that total crime in the county in 2013 was down 9 percent from 2012. This decrease is only part of a seven-year trend that shows a 33 percent reduction in serious crime and a 26 percent decrease in all crimes in the county. In fact, the crime rate in Montgomery County is 1/3 of that of similar jurisdictions. While I am proud of the work that our department has done to reduce the crime rate, we realize that a large part of crime reduction is due to the partnerships that we enjoy with our community. Without the trust and assistance of our residents, our officers could not do the job that they do. In order to better serve our residents, we are always planning to improve our police department facilities. This year, we are happy to announce the opening of two new buildings: the Animal Services and Adoption Center opened in March 2014 and the 3rd District police station opened in May 2014. It is our hope that these facilities will serve the needs of our police department and our residents well into the future.
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Speaking of the future, the MCPD is actively recruiting future members for our department. Oftentimes our best applicants come from the communities that we serve. If you enjoy working with people and want to give back to your community, I encourage you to submit an application. We offer a competitive starting salary, excellent benefits, and many opportunities for career advancement. The Montgomery County Police Department is a great organization—become part of our team! I am proud of the job that the men and women of this department do every day. Partnering with our residents and local businesses, it is our goal to continue to work together to keep Montgomery County a safe place to live, work, and enjoy life.
Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Station 1002 Milestone Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20904 (240)773-6800 The Montgomery County Police Department’s 3rd District station replaces the former station located at 801 Sligo Avenue in Silver Spring. The new 32,844-squarefoot building houses all of the 3rd District administrative, patrol, and investigative units. The new station went into operation in mid-May, but the formal ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on June 7, 2014.
Educated. Proactive. Responsive. Committed to making our highly diverse community a better place to live. That’s a Montgomery County Police Officer.
Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center 7315 Muncaster Mill Road, Derwood, MD 20855 (240)773-5900 www.montgomerycountymd.gov/animalservices The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center, owned and operated by the Montgomery County Police Department, opened on March 1, 2014. The new 49,160-square-foot building houses all services of the MCP Animal Services Division and serves as a public adoption center and community education resource for animal-care issues.
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INDEX BUSINESS COMMUNITIES CONTACT INFORMATION COURTS CULTURE EVENTS FIRE GOVERNMENT HEALTH LIBRARIES POLICE POST OFFICES RECREATION RELIGION SCHOOLS, CALENDAR SCHOOLS, HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOOLS, PRIVATE SCHOOLS, PUBLIC TRANSIT TRASH, RECYCLING UTILITIES ON THE COVER Clockwise from top left: Christina Frankenberg and 8-year-old daughter Raemi dance to the sounds of the Eubie Blake Jazz Ensemble during the Burtonsville Day festival outside the Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center. Following Hogway Speedway pig, goat and duck races, Walter Liciaga of Gaithersburg purchased a pig snout for his granddaughter, Ayanna Ventura, 7, of Silver Spring. Riders with the “First GREAT Montgomery Bike Summit” bike up Second Street in Silver Spring in April. The annual Montgomery County Thanksgiving parade marches through downtown Silver Spring last year.
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Homecrest House residents and staff have afternoon tea in celebration of the birth of the British royal baby in August of last year at the Silver Spring senior citizen community. The social gathering prompted a donation to Family Services, Inc.
ANNUAL GUIDE TO THE COUNTY Welcome to The Gazette’s annual guide to Montgomery County. Are you wondering who to call if your recycling isn’t picked up? Or maybe you’re just looking for a new church or a sports team for your child. This guide is designed to help you ﬁnd out about the services and resources that we in Montgomery County can take advantage of throughout the year. We’ve stuffed this guide with information about the county and each of the communities we cover. So if you’re living in Gaithersburg, Bethesda, Silver Spring or Rockville (to name just a few of our community editions), we have the lowdown on who’s who and what’s where. Even in communities where we do not have Gazettes, we’ve tried to include some information. We’ve included lists of key institutions —from schools to libraries to parks to places of worship — all of which gives us an opportunity to explain how The Gazette works. We print newspapers each week for communities in Montgomery County and cover what’s happening in your county, your town, your city and sometimes your neighborhood. We tell you how your child’s sports team is doing, what schools are planning, where the movies are, how
business is faring and about the celebrations important to your friends and neighbors — weddings, anniversaries and accomplishments. It’s easy to get a news item in The Gazette. Send it to us by mail, by email, by telephone, by fax or just drop it by our main ofﬁce in Gaithersburg. On page 6 are some key names and numbers to help you. And don’t forget to check our website at www.gazette.net.
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COUNTY EVENTS There are numerous events throughout the year in every community in Montgomery County. The events give neighbors, communities and all county residents a chance to experience the culture of the county.
Silver Spring Jazz Festival Sept. 13, 2014 240-777-5300 www.silverspringdowntown.com Parks Half-Marathon Sept 14, 2014 301-353-0200 www.parkshalfmarathon.com Poolesville Day Sept. 20, 2014 Outdoor festival featuring crafts, food, rides and music. Staged on a Saturday in late September along Fisher Avenue. 301-349-2123 www.poolesvilleday.com September
Gaithersburg St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 2015 301-258-6350 www.gaithersburgmd.gov Rockville Hometown Holidays May 24-25, 2014 240-314-8620 www.rockvillemd.gov/events
Burtonsville Days Sept. 27, 2014 The Burtonsville Day celebration each fall features a parade, arts, crafts, food and other events. 301-384-8888 www.burtonsvilleday.org
Discover Strathmore June 8, 2014 301-581-5100 www.strathmore.org Takoma Park Jazz Festival June P.O. Box 5833 Takoma Park, Md. 20913 240-487-6400 www.tpjazzfest.org
Takoma Park Street Festival Held in October. Arts and crafts, live music and local food line Carroll Avenue in Old Town. 301-891-6789 www.takomafestival.com email@example.com
Montgomery College-Rockville Summer Dinner Theatre 240-567-7676 www.montgomerycollege.edu/sdt Imagination Bethesda June 7, 2014 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children and their families come out every year for this June festival featuring street performers, dance troupes, actors and roaming characters in costume. The annual children’s street festival, sponsored by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, highlights Bethesda’s arts in an entertaining and educational way. 301-215-6660 http://www.bethesda.org/bethesda/ imagination-bethesda Annual Strawberry Festival at the Sandy Spring Museum June 7, 2014 301-774-0022 www.sandyspringmuseum.org Celebrate Gaithersburg in Olde Town Street Festival June 8, 2014 301-258-6350 www.gaithersburgmd.gov The Ida F. Haimovicz Visual Arts Award Reception and Exhibition June 10, 2014 301-565-3805 www.creativemoco.com/haimovicz Silverdocs Film Festival
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Bagpipers take to the streets for the annual Labor Day Parade in Olde Towne Gaithersburg in September. June 18-22, 2014 Silver Spring www.silverdocs.com
Parade, concert and ﬁreworks 301-588-1635 www.takomapark4th.org
Celebrate Damascus July 11-12, 2014 The event features a parade, ﬁreworks and community celebration organized by local organizations, businesses and churches. Second weekend in July 301-253-3464, Tammy Newman firstname.lastname@example.org
Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest July 19, 2014 www.rockvilletwilighter.org
Rockville Independence Day Celebration July 4 Montgomery College — Rockville 240-314-5022 240-314-8620 www.rockvillemd.gov/events Gaithersburg Independence Day Celebration July 4 Montgomery County Fairgrounds 301-258-6350 www.gaithersburgmd.gov/events Takoma Park Celebration July 4
Montgomery County Farm Tour July 26-27, 2014 301-590-2823 Montgomery General Women’s Board Annual Picnic and Bazaar July 22, 2014 www.medstarmontgomery.org/ Bethesda Artists Markets 301-215-6660 www.bethesda.org National Night Out Aug. 5, 2014 Montgomery County Agricultural Fair Aug. 8-16, 2014 301-926-3100 www.mcagfair.com Uncorked Wine Festival
Rockville Town Square Aug. 23, 2014 www.rockvillemd.gov/events/ uncorked Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade Sept. 1, 2014 301-258-6350 www.gaithersburgmd.gov/events Kensington Labor Day Parade and Festival Sept. 2, 2014 301-949-2424 www.tok.md.gov Damascus Community Fair Sept. 5-7, 2014 The fair is a reminder of the community’s agricultural heritage with livestock, poultry, plants, exhibits and a livestock and cake auction. www.damascusfair.org Takoma Park Folk Festival Sept. 7, 2014 Takoma Park Middle School 301-589-0202 www.tpff.org email@example.com
Germantown Oktoberfest Oct. 5, 2014 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Upcounty’s biggest community event, featuring games, crafts, live entertainment, food and ﬁreworks. Ridge Road Park 240-777-8000 www.germantownoktoberfest.org Taste of Bethesda Oct. 11, 2014 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 40,000 people attend this annual October food and music festival in the heart of Woodmont Triangle to try Bethesda restaurants’ best dishes, listen to live music and enjoy activities for children. 301-215-6660 http://www.bethesda.org/bethesda/ taste-bethesda Oktoberfest Oct. 12, 2014 Kentlands Village Green 301-258-6350 www.gaithersburgmd.gov Bethesda Row Arts Festival Oct. 18-19, 2014 301-637-5715 www.bethesdarowarts.org Rockville Antique and Classic Car Show
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Oct. 18, 2014 Glenview Mansion at Rockville Civic Center Park 240-314-8620 240-314-5022 www.rockvillemd.gov/events Potomac Day The Potomac Chamber of Commerce holds the annual celebration of Potomac Village life on the last Saturday in October. The event features a parade, craft show, sidewalk sales and promotions and family-oriented activities. Veterans Day Celebration Veterans Park, Rockville Pike and Veirs Mill Road www.rockvillemd.gov/events Museum Shop Around/ Strathmore Nov. 13-16, 2014 301-581-5200 www.strathmore.org Montgomery County Thanksgiving Day Parade Nov. 22, 2014 240-777-6962 301-565-7300 www.silverspringdowntown.com
9 Turkey Chase For nearly 30 years, the BethesdaChevy Chase Branch of the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington has staged this 10K race Thanksgiving morning. http://www.turkeychase.com/ Garden of Lights at Brookside Gardens Nov. 29, 2013 to Jan. 5, 2014. The event is closed on Dec. 24. and Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 and Jan. 2 Hours are: Sunday through Thursday 5:30 to 9 p.m. and Friday through Saturday 5:30 to 10 p.m. The venue is open New Yearâ€™s Eve until 9 p.m. The last car is admitted 30 minutes before closing each night of the show. The annual train exhibit is open during the light show and also Sat. Dec. 7 to Sun. Jan. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 301-962-1453 www.brooksidegardens.org Winter Lights Festival at Seneca Creek State Park Nov. 28-Dec. 31, 2014 301-258-6350 www.gaithersburgmd.gov/winterlights Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints Festival of Lights Nov. 30, 2012 to Jan. 1, 2013 301-587-0144
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Catherine Savage, 13, of Dickerson heads out of the ring with her Jersey named Dakota after showing at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair in Gaithersburg.
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Bethesda’s Winter Wonderland Dec. 6, 2014 1-4 p.m. 301-215-6660 http://www.bethesda.org/bethesda/ winter-wonderland
Gaithersburg High School cosmetology student Rebecca Perez, 15, talks with a guest while doing a manicure at the Homeless Resource Day on Nov. 7 at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg. TOM FEDOR/THE GAZETTE
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Danny Vidas, 6, (left) and sister Samantha, 9, of Montgomery Village have a laugh as they experience the chore of hand milking a dairy cow in August at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg. Guiding the youth are 4-Hers Curtis Gannon, 15, of Rockville (second from the left) and Patrick Fendrick, 17, of Germantown.
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POST OFFICES Montgomery County post ofﬁces have a toll free number, 800-275-8777. Dial the number and choose from one of the following six options: • Rates and mailing information; • ZIP codes; • Change of address or to hold mail; • Delivery of mail to business or residence; • Retail services — Mail a letter or package, purchase stamps; • Other postal information: www.usps.gov.
Brookeville Main Ofﬁce 22311 Georgia Ave. Brookeville, Md.. 20833 301-260-2975
Dickerson Main Ofﬁce 22145 Dickerson Road Dickerson, Md.. 20842 301-428-8243
Laytonsville Branch 6830 Olney-Laytonsville Road Gaithersburg, Md. 20882 301-208-3736
Burtonsville Main Post Ofﬁce 15210 Dino Drive Burtonsville, Md.. 20866 301-476-9371
Forest Glen Post Ofﬁce 2460 Linden Lane, Unit 161 Silver Spring, Md.. 20910 301-295-7594
Leisure World 3802 International Drive Silver Spring, Md. 20906 301-438-1009
Cabin John Main Ofﬁce 7945 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 101 Cabin John, Md.. 20818 301-320-4103
U.S. Post Ofﬁce Friendship Heights Station 5530 Wisconsin Ave. Chevy Chase, Md. 20815 301-941-2695
Montgomery Village Post Ofﬁce 10079 Stedwick Road Montgomery Village, Md. 20886 301-208-3716
U.S. Post Ofﬁce Chevy Chase Branch 5910 Connecticut Ave. Chevy Chase, Md.. 20815 301-941-2681
Gaithersburg Post Ofﬁce 21 S. Summit Ave. Gaithersburg, Md. 20877 301-208-3701
National Naval Medical Center Station 8901 Rockville Pike Bethesda, Md. 20889 301-941-2786
Ashton Post Ofﬁce 19 Olney Sandy Spring Road 301-774-0100
Clarksburg Main Ofﬁce 22505 Gateway Center Drive Clarksburg, Md.. 20871 301-540-0856
Garrett Park Main Ofﬁce 4600 Waverly Ave. Garrett Park, Md. 20896 301-933-2580
Olney Post Ofﬁce 3570 Olney-Laytonsville Road Olney, Md.20832 301-260-9013
Aspen Hill Finance Station 13529 Connecticut Ave. Silver Spring, Md.. 20906 301-598-5033
Colesville Branch 13217 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, Md.. 20904 301-879-2334
Glen Echo Main Ofﬁce 6106 Harvard Ave. Glen Echo, Md. 20812 301-229-3025
Post Ofﬁce: Pike Station 143 Rollins Ave. Rockville, Md. 20852 301-231-5973
Barnesville Post Ofﬁce 22110 Beallsville Road Barnesville, Md.. 20838 301-972-8153
Damascus Main Ofﬁce 26400 Woodﬁeld Road Damascus, Md.. 20872 301-253-3781
Kensington Main Ofﬁce 10325 Kensington Parkway Kensington, Md. 20895 301-949-2863
Poolesville Post Ofﬁce 19820 Fisher Ave. Poolesville, Md. 20837 301-605-0544
Bethesda Post Ofﬁce 6912 Wisconsin Ave. Bethesda, Md.. 20814 301-654-5894
Derwood Station 17533 Redland Road Derwood, Md.. 20855 301-527-1103
Kentlands Post Ofﬁce 618 Center Point Way Gaithersburg, Md. 20878 301-869-4866
Post Ofﬁce: Rockville Main Ofﬁce 500 N. Washington St. Rockville, Md. 20850 301-762-5802
Boyds Main Ofﬁce 15300 Barnesville Road Boyds, Md.. 20841 301-972-9527
Diamond Farms Post Ofﬁce 23 Firstﬁeld Road Gaithersburg, Md.. 20878 301-208-3735
Post Ofﬁce: King Farm Shell 700 Gaither Road Rockville, Md. 20850 800-275-8777
Sandy Spring Main Ofﬁce 901 Olney-Sandy Spring Road Sandy Spring Md. 20860
301-924-1634 Silver Spring Main Ofﬁce 8653 16th Street Silver Spring, Md. 20910 301-608-1300 Silver Spring Finance Center 8455 Colesville Road Silver Spring, Md. 20910 301-608-1305 Suburban Maryland P&DC 16501 Shady Grove Road Gaithersburg, Md.20898 301-330-5757 Takoma Park Post Ofﬁce 6909 Laurel Ave. Takoma Park, Md. 20912 301-270-4392 Post Ofﬁce: Twinbrook Station 2001 Veirs Mill Road Rockville, Md. 20851 301-762-8536 Washington Grove 111 Washington Grove Lane Washington Grove, Md. 20880 301-948-5009 Westlake Post Ofﬁce 10421 Motor City Drive Bethesda, Md. 20817 301-767-1742 Wheaton Branch 11431 Amherst Ave. Silver Spring, Md. 20902 301-929-7831 Woodmoor Station 110 University Blvd. W. Silver Spring, Md. 20901 301-754-2714
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Riders with the First GREAT Montgomery Bike Summit bike up Second Street in Silver Spring in April.
Damascus High School chamber singers soloists Brianna Nelson, 15, and Rodesia Roberts, 16, perform “Homeward Bound” with their peers before the American Legion Post 171 Veterans Day service at the social hall in Damascus in November.
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Above: Stephanie Kramer (center), 6th grade reading and English teacher at Rocky Hill Middle School, leads her class through the halls on the ﬁrst day of school. At right: Jun Zhou, a scientist for GeneImmune Biotechnology, does an inventory of samples in the lab at the William E. Hanna Center for Innovation at Shady Grove.
TRASH, RECYCLING, ANIMAL CONTROL TRASH
The Montgomery County Division of Solid Waste Services provides refuse collection services to a portion of the county’s single-family residents, predominantly in the downcounty area. Residents living in the remainder of the county must subscribe for refuse collection services with private collectors or obtain service through their homeowner associations. People living in municipalities must contact their local jurisdiction for more information. For questions about trash, call the county at 240-777-0311 or visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/solidwaste. To drop off trash, call the Shady Grove Processing Facility & Transfer Station in Derwood at 240777-6560.
The Montgomery County Division of Solid Waste Services provides recycling collection services to all singlefamily households in the
county, with the exception of households in municipalities where their local jurisdiction or a private collector provides recycling collection services. In the blue recycling bin, residents can recycle glass bottles and jars, aluminum cans and foil products, bi-metal steel/ tin cans, aerosol cans that contained non-hazardous or non-automotive materials, and plastic bottles, containers, jars, tubs, lids, pails, buckets and ﬂower pots. In the blue wheeled recycling cart residents can recycle cardboard boxes, newspaper, magazines, ofﬁce and copier paper, telephone books, paperback and hardcover books, shredded paper, milk and juice cartons and frozen food boxes. By using reusable containers or paper lawn bags, residents may recycle grass, leaves, garden trimmings and brush. Or, try backyard composting of leaves and grass, or grasscycling by leaving grass clippings on the lawn after mowing. To recycle scrap metal items such as
appliances, bicycles, metal furniture, lawn mowers, ﬁling cabinets and more, call DSWS the business day before your recycling collection day to schedule a special scrap metal recycling collection. Curbside recycling collection is once per week and recyclables must be set out at the curb by 7 a.m. The county also recycles other items such as computers, televisions and other consumer electronic items, motor oil, antifreeze, tires, textiles, used cooking oil and reusable building supplies. These items can be dropped off in person at the Shady Grove Processing Facility & Transfer Station/ Recycling Center located at 16101/16105 Frederick Road in Derwood. For more information about recycling, call the county at 240-777-0311, or visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/recycling.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL Montgomery County
issues animal-related licenses and permits, conducts inspections of animal-related businesses, and investigates animal cruelty, nuisance, and bite cases. The county also manages a rabies prevention program, which includes projects to encourage pet vaccinations, to reduce the number of at-large dogs and cats, and to control rabid wildlife. In addition, the County removes dead animals from county roads. The Division of Animal Control and Humane Treatment is part of the Montgomery County Police Department. The Montgomery County Humane Society and Animal Shelter provides rescue, care, adoption, handles lost and found reports, returns lost pets to owners, and provides humane euthanasia of stray, unwanted, or wild animals. On-going public education efforts encourage the proper care and handling of animals. For pet complaints, lost and found reports, licenses, to report dead animals on
roads, low-cost spay/neuter program, etc. contact the Montgomery County Animal Control, Humane Society and Animal Shelter. For animal licenses or issues in the City of Gaithersburg or the City of Rockville, contact that city’s department of Animal Control. Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center and Department of Police, Animal Services Division 240 773-5900 Dead animal pick up call 31120855 Wildlife Nuisance Problems (birds in attic, groundhogs under porches, etc.) 301-279-8000 Animal Emergencies 240-773-5900 Rockville City Department of Animal Control 240-314-8930 Gaithersburg City Department of Animal Control 301-258-6343
UTILITIES Montgomery County’s largest electric company is Potomac Electric Power Co. (Pepco). Potomac Edison (a FirstEnergy Company) and Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE) provide electric service in small areas of Montgomery County. Washington Gas Co. supplies natural gas in the county. Verizon is the “incumbent” local telephone service in the Washington, D.C., region. Comcast is the main provider of cable television services for the county. A joint venture involving Pepco and Residential Communications Network also sells cable TV, phone and Internet access packages in parts of the county. Water and sewer service in Montgomery County is provided by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. Utilities operating in Maryland are regulated through the Maryland Public Service Commission. Baltimore Gas & Electric
2 Center Plaza 110 W. Fayette St. Baltimore, MD 21201 Residential Customer Service: 800-685-0123 Business Customer Service: 800-265-6177 To report an outage: 877778-2222 www.bge.com Maryland Public Service Commission
6 St. Paul St., 16th ﬂoor Baltimore, MD 21202 410-767-8000 800-492-0474 webapp.psc.state.md.us Pepco
701 9th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20068 Customer Service: 202-
833-7500 Outages and Emergencies: 1-877-737-2662 www.pepco.com Potomac Edison
800 Cabin Hill Drive Greensburg, PA 15601 1-800-686-0011 To report an outage: 1-888-544-4877 www.ﬁrstenergycorp.com Verizon Corporate Ofﬁces
140 West St. New York, NY 10007 800-837-4966 www.verizon.com Washington Gas Co.
Mailing Address, Attn. Customer Care 6801 Industrial Road Springﬁeld, VA 22151 Gas Emergency Line: 703750-1400 or 800-752-7520 Customer Service and Billing: 703-750-1000 www.washgas.com Walk-In Ofﬁces: 100 H St., NW First Floor Washington, DC 20080 3101 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE Washington, DC 20032 1800 N. Market St. Frederick, MD 21701 350 Hillandale Lane Winchester, VA 22602 Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC)
14501 Sweitzer Lane Laurel, MD 20707 Emergency or 24-Hour Service: 301-206-4002 Toll Free: 800-826-6439 Customer Relations: 301206-4001 Main: 301-206-9772 or 301-206-8000
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Gabe Schierkolk, 6, carries the banner for the National Museum of Health and Medicine during the annual Montgomery County Thanksgiving parade as it marches through downtown Silver Spring in November.
LIBRARIES Montgomery County Public Libraries is your destination for a world of free information, education and entertainment — all available with your free library card. Materials for adults, teens and children are part of every library’s collection. Need to ﬁnd a job? Want to know how to ace the SATs, build a deck, train your dog, write a will, lose weight or repair your PC? All this information and more are free at your local library. Do you enjoy reading but never have enough time to sit down with a book? The library’s thousands of books on tape or CD can entertain and educate you in your car or at your exercise class. You also can check out free DVDs for children and adults. Don’t have your own computer at home, or don’t have Internet access? Your local library has PCs to use at no charge, with Internet access, MS Word and MS Excel available. Have your own wireless enabled laptop? All Montgomery County libraries are free wireless hotspots. Programs for all ages, from babies to seniors, are offered at various branches. Electronic resources are available for businesses and personal investors. New Americans can access computers, electronic resources and language learning labs, join Conversation Clubs to learn English and participate in Spanish and Chinese Conversation Clubs.
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Helena Sonnier, 5, (center) reads “The Hungry Dinosaur” with her mom Jennifer Sonnier of Brinklow, (left) and her grandmother Susan White of Columbia (right) in the children’s section of the new Olney Library. library
240-773-9444 301-253-0148 TTY
240-777-0910 301-565-7662 TTY
Telephone Reference Information 240-777-0001 240-777-0902 TTY
Davis Library 6400 Democracy Blvd. Bethesda, Md. 20817 240-777-0922 301-897-2203 TTY
Noyes Library for Young Children 10237 Carroll Place Kensington, Md. 20985 240-773-9570
Aspen Hill Library 4407 Aspen Hill Road Rockville, Md. 20853 240-773-9410 301-871-2097 TTY
Gaithersburg Library 18330 Montgomery Village Ave. Gaithersburg, Md. 20879 240-773-9490 301-840-2414 TTY
Bethesda Library 7400 Arlington Road Bethesda, Md. 20814 240-777-0970 301-657-0840 TTY
Germantown Library 19840 Century Blvd. Germantown, Md. 20874 240-777-0110
Poolesville Library 19633 Fisher Ave. Poolesville, Md. 20837 240-773-9550 301-972-7825 TTY
Kensington Park Library 4201 Knowles Ave. Kensington, Md. 20895 240-773-9515 301-897-2250 TTY
Potomac Library 10101 Glenolden Drive Potomac, Md. 20854 240-777-0690 301-765-4083 TTY
Friends of the Library 240-777-0020
Olney Library 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Road Olney, Md. 20832 240-773-9545 301-570-1221 TTY
Twinbrook Library 202 Meadow Hall Drive Rockville, Md. 20851 240-777-0678 301-929-5524 TTY
Chevy Chase Library 8005 Connecticut Ave. Chevy Chase, Md. 20815 240-773-9590 301-657-0830 TTY
Administrative Ofﬁces Suite 310 21 Maryland Ave. Rockville, Md. 20850 240-777-0002 Ask-a-Librarian: 240-777-0001 240777-0902 TTY www.montgomerycountymd.gov/
Correctional Facility Library 22880 Whelan Lane Boyds, Md. 20841 240-773-9914
Little Falls Library 5501 Massachusetts Ave. Bethesda, Md. 20816 240-773-9520 301-320-8813 TTY
Marilyn J. Praisner (Fairland) Library 14910 Old Columbia Pike Burtonsville, Md. 20866 240-773-9460
Damascus Library 9701 Main St. Damascus, Md. 20872
Long Branch Library 8800 Garland Ave. Silver Spring, Md. 20901
Quince Orchard Library 15831 Quince Orchard Road Gaithersburg, Md. 20878
240-777-0200 Rockville Memorial Library 21 Maryland Ave. Rockville, Md. 20850 240-777-0140 240-777-0902 TTY Silver Spring Library 8901 Colesville Road Silver Spring, Md. 20910 240-773-9420 301-565-7505 TTY Twinbrook Library 202 Meadow Hall Drive Rockville, Md. 20851 240-777-0240 240-777-0904 TTY Wheaton Library 11701 Georgia Ave. Wheaton, Md. 20902 240-777-0678 301-929-5524 TTY White Oak Library 11701 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, Md. 20904 240-773-9555 301-622-6596 TTY
FIRE Montgomery County’s Fire and Rescue Services (www.montgomerycountymd.gov) are provided by volunteers and career staff. The Department of Fire and Rescue Services employs full-time ﬁre and rescue workers who are assigned to the various ﬁre departments throughout the county. The components of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services operate under the policy-making authority of the Fire and Rescue Commission. Richard R. Bowers is the county’s ﬁre chief, head of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. As of May 2012, headquarters operations for the county’s police, ﬁre and emergency management departments began relocating to the Montgomery County Public Safety Headquarters in Gaithersburg.
Kensington Volunteer Fire Station 21 12500 Veirs Mill Road Kensington, MD 20853 301-929-8000
8110 Georgia Ave.
Bethesda Fire Department Station 6 6600 Wisconsin Ave. Bethesda, MD 20815 240-773-4706
Kensington Volunteer Fire Station 25 14401 Connecticut Ave. Layhill, MD 20906 240-773-4725
Fire Station 16
Bethesda Fire Station 20 9041 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 240-773-4720 Bethesda Fire Station 26 6700 Democracy Blvd. Bethesda, MD 20814 240-773-4726 Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad Rescue 1 5020 Battery Lane Bethesda, MD 20814 240-773-4741 Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department Station 15 13900 Old Columbia Pike Burtonsville, MD 20866 240-773-4715 Cabin John Volunteer Fire Station 10 8001 River Road West Bethesda, MD 20817 240-773-4710 Cabin John Volunteer Fire
Hillandale Volunteer Fire Station 12 10617 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20903 240-773-4712 Hillandale Volunteer Fire Station 24 13216 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20904 240-773-4724 Hyattstown Volunteer Fire Station 9 25801 Frederick Road Clarksburg, MD 20871 240-773-4709 Kensington Volunteer Fire Administrative Ofﬁces P.O. Box 222 Kensington, MD 20895 301-929-8000 www.kvfd.org Kensington Volunteer Fire Station 18 12251 Georgia Ave. Wheaton, MD 20902 240-773-4718
Fireﬁghter Enrique Alfaro assists Jessani Collier, 11, as she uses a ﬁre hose in Takoma Park. Station 30 9404 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-4300 Chevy Chase Fire Station 7 8001 Connecticut Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 240-773-4707 Clarksburg Fire Station 35 22610 Gateway Center Drive Suite 400 Clarksburg, MD 20871 240-773-4735 Damascus Volunteer Fire Station 13 26334 Ridge Road Damascus, MD 20872 240-773-4713 Fire and Rescue Commission Public Safety Headquarters 100 Edison Park Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20878 240-777-2408
Gaithersburg-Washington Grove Fire Station 28 7272 Muncaster Mill Road Derwood, MD 20855 301-921-9330 Gaithersburg-Washington Grove Fire Station 8 801 Russell Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20879 301-948-0660 Germantown Fire Station 22 18910 Germantown Road Germantown, MD 20874 240-773-4722 Germantown Volunteer Fire Station 29 20001 Crystal Rock Drive Germantown, MD 20874 240-773-4729 Glen Echo Volunteer Fire Station 11 5920 Massachusetts Ave. Bethesda, MD 20816
Kensington Volunteer Fire Station 5 10620 Connecticut Ave. Kensington, MD 20895 240-773-4705
Fire Station 31 12100 Darnestown Road North Potomac, MD 20878 240-773-4731 Rockville Volunteer Fire Station 33 11430 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-7833 Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Station 4 17921 Brooke Road Sandy Spring, MD 20860 401-774-7400 Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Station 40 16911 Georgia Ave. Olney, MD 20832 301-774-8882 Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Station 1 Silver Spring, MD 20910 240-773-4701 Silver Spring Volunteer 111 University Blvd. E. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-593-5371 Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Station 19 1945 Seminary Road Silver Spring, MD 20910
Laytonsville District Volunteer Fire Department, Station 17 21400 Laytonsville Road Laytonsville, MD 240-773-4717
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service 100 Edison Park Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20878 240-777-2400
7201 Carroll Ave.
Rockville Volunteer Fire Station 23 121 Rollins Ave. Rockville, MD 20852 240-773-4723 Rockville Volunteer Fire Station 3 380 Hungerford Drive Rockville, MD 20850 240-773-4703 Rockville Volunteer
Takoma Park Volunteer Fire Station 2 Takoma Park, MD 20912 240-773-4702 Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Station 14 19801 Beallsville Road Beallsville, MD 20839 240-773-4714 Wheaton Rescue Squad Rescue 2 11435 Grandview Ave. Wheaton, MD 20902 240-773-4742
POLICE MONTGOMERY COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT The Montgomery County Police Department has more than 1,133 patrol ofﬁcers, most of whom work out of six district police stations and numerous substations in the more populous regions of the county. The department is led by Chief J. Thomas Manger. As of May 2012, headquarters operations for the county’s police, ﬁre and emergency management departments began relocating to the Montgomery County Public Safety Headquarters in Gaithersburg. Operations for the police department’s Rockville district also were relocated to the new county public safety headquarters.
PARK POLICE The Montgomery County Park Police is the law enforcement arm of the MarylandNational Capital Park and Planning Commission, a bicounty agency responsible for park property in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. The park system in Montgomery County includes 410 parks with more than 33,000 acres and 200 miles of hiking and biking trails. Also falling under park police jurisdiction are homes and businesses located in the park system. www.mc-mncppc.org
CRIME SOLVERS Crime Solvers is a program designed to enlist the public’s help in solving crimes. The program, funded by private donations, pays a cash reward for information leading to an arrest or indictment for a felony crime or persons wanted for a felony crime.
USEFUL NUMBERS Police Headquarters
J. Thomas Manger Chief of Police 2350 Research Blvd. Rockville, Md. 20850 240-773-5000 Police Headquarters 100 Edison Park Drive Gaithersburg, Md. 20878 240-279-8000 www.montgomerycountymd.gov Montgomery County MarylandNational Capital Park Police Division 12751 Layhill Road Wheaton, Md. 20906 Emergencies: 301-949-3010 Non-emergencies: 301-949-8010 Animal Services and Adoption Center 7315 Muncaster Mill Road Derwood, Md. 20855 240-773-5900
Rockville District First District, serving the following communities: Rockville, Potomac, North Potomac, Darnestown and Derwood. James Fenner, Commander 100 Edison Park Drive Gaithersburg, Md. 20878 240-773-6070
Bethesda District Second District, serving the following communities: Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Friendship Heights, Kensington, Garrett Park, portions of Silver Spring, North Bethesda, Glen Echo, Cabin John and Oakmont. David Falcinelli, Commander 7359 Wisconsin Ave. Bethesda, Md. 20814 301-652-9200 Silver Spring District Third District, serving the following communities: Silver Spring, surrounding downtown area, White Oak, Hillandale, Fairland, Burtonsville, Takoma Park and sections of Colesville. Donald M. Johnson, Commander 801 Sligo Ave. Silver Spring, Md. 20910 301-565-7744 Wheaton District Fourth District, serving the following communities: Wheaton, Glenmont, Colesville, Spencerville, Cloverly, Norbeck, Norwood, Olney, Brookeville, Ashton, Sandy Spring, Ednor, Redland, Brinklow and Aspen Hill. John A. Damskey, Commander 2300 Randolph Road Wheaton, Md. 20902 240-773-5500 Germantown District
Fifth District, serving the following communities: Germantown, Damascus, Poolesville, Laytonsville, Hyattstown, Barnesville, Beallsville, Dickerson, Dawsonville, Boyds, Clarksburg and portions of Gaithersburg with Laytonsville ZIP code. Captain Dave Gillespie, Commander 20000 Aircraft Drive Germantown, Md. 20874 240-773-6200 Gaithersburg District Sixth District, serving the following communities: Gaithersburg, Montgomery Village, Washington Grove and Quince Orchard. Willie Parker-Loan, Commander 45 West Watkins Mill Road Gaithersburg, Md. 20878 240-773-5700
MUNICIPAL POLICE Chevy Chase Village Police Department John Fitzgerald, Chief 5906 Connecticut Ave. Chevy Chase, Md. 20815 301-654-7300 www.ccvillage.org
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Olney community members gather in August outside the Fair Hill Shops for National Night Out.
Gaithersburg City Police Department Mark Sroka, Chief 14 Fulks Corner Ave. Gaithersburg, Md. 20877 301-258-6400 www.gaithersburgmd.gov Takoma Park Police Department 7500 Maple Ave. 301-270-1100 www.takomaparkmd.gov
OTHER USEFUL NUMBERS Abandoned Vehicle Section 240-773-6411 Auto Theft Unit 240-773-6370 Crime Tip Hotline 240-773-8477 Department of Corrections 240-777-9960 Domestic Violence Unit 240-773-5050 Family Crimes Division 240-773-5400 Fraud Section 240-773-6330 Maryland State Police (Rockville) 301-424-2101 Operation Runaway 301-251-4545
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Sgt. Dave McBain leads the Montgomery County Police motor squad as they escort Santa Claus in an armored police tactical vehicle during the annual “Santa Ride” on Dec. 18.
COURTS Bar Association of Montgomery County The Bar Foundation: 301-340-2534 The Bar Foundation offers pro-bono legal services and charitable support to the community. 27 W. Jefferson St. Rockville, Md., 20850 301-424-3454 Lawyer Referral Service: 301-279-9100 Pro-Bono: 301-762-5831 www.montbar.org Charles W. Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity The center offers basic legal assistance, citizenship and civic classes, immigration advice, health services, English classes and other resources. Wheaton Library Site 11701 Georgia Ave. Wheaton, Md. 20902 240-777-4950 Upcounty Site 12900 Middlebrook Road Germantown. Md. 20874 20874 240-777-6950 Circuit Court of Montgomery County Judicial Center 50 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, Md. 20850 Clerk’s Ofﬁce: 240-777-9466 Jury duty questions: 240-777-9090 firstname.lastname@example.org Courthouses Lawyer Referral Service 301-279-9100 Maryland Legal Aid 600 Jefferson Plaza Suite 430 Rockville, Md. 20852 855-880-9487 www.mdlab.org 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday Montgomery County Family Justice Center 600 Jefferson Plaza Suite 500 Rockville, Md. 20852 240-773-0444 24-Hour Crisis Line: 240-777-4000 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday Montgomery Medical and Dental Clinics 12247 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, Md. 301-933-0868 The Ofﬁce of the Public Defender (criminal cases only)
191 E. Jefferson St. Rockville, Md. 20850 301-563-8900 http://www.opd.state.md.us/ Silver Spring Ofﬁce 8552 Second Ave. Silver Spring, Md. 20910 301-563-8701 Pro Bono Program 301-424-7651 Orphans Court 50 Maryland Ave. Rockville, Md. 20850 Rockville Courthouse 191 E. Jefferson St. Rockville, Md. 20850 800-944-1341 Administrative clerk: Judy Lohman Civil. criminal, trafﬁc ofﬁce: 301-563-8800 Silver Spring Courthouse 8552 Second Ave. Silver Spring, Md. 20910 Spanish Catholic Center Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Washington’s Spanish Catholic Center offers medical and dental clinics, job training programs, English classes, a food pantry and case management
services in four locations. The center offers holistic services to immigrants from around the world. 201 E. Diamond Ave. 3rd Floor Gaithersburg, Md. 20877 301-740-2523 http://www.catholiccharitiesdc.org/page. aspx?pid=357 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday State’s Attorney’s Ofﬁce State’s Attorney: John McCarthy (D) Fifth Floor 50 Maryland Ave. Rockville, Md., 20850 240-777-7300 Takoma East Silver Spring (TESS) Community Service Center 8513 Piney Branch Road Silver Spring, Md. 20901 301-565-7675 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday. The center also reopens 6 to 8:30 p.m. on the ﬁrst and third Wednesday of each month for legal matters only.
TRANSIT Although it might seem like everyone in the county drives, public transportation is widely available. There are many alternatives to driving. Below is information on where you can ﬁnd a ticket to ride and a few tips on how you can more sanely reach your destination. There are many ways to get around Montgomery County. Metrorail, Metrobus and Ride On serve the county.With the addition of bicycle racks on all Ride On buses, cycling may be a good alternative. The best way to avoid trafﬁc is to avoid driving during rush hour. Peak travel times generally are considered to be 7 to 9:30 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.
METROBUS AND METRORAIL
Call the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) for a schedule of Metro trains or bus routes and fares.
Montgomery County is served by the Red Line on Metro. WMATA: 202-637-7000 TTY: 202-638-3780 www.wmata.com
RIDING METRO Metrorail opens at 5 a.m. weekdays and at 7 a.m. weekends. It runs until midnight Sunday through Thursday and until 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights. Holiday hours vary. Fares run from $1.95 to $5 per trip, depending on the distance and time of day. Metrobus schedules vary by route. Regular fares are $1.70, express fares are $3.56 with SmarTrip, $3.85 cash, senior/disabled fares are 75 cents SmarTrip and 85 cents cash. Exact change is required unless you are using a pass or SmarTrip card. A 20-cent fee is added to regular fares during peak-of-the-peak period — 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m. based on the starting time of the trip. Passes and farecards: A pass or farecard is required to ride the Metro. Passes generally are good for unlimited rides during a speciﬁc period of time and can be
purchased online at www.wmata. com/fares/smartrip. Farecards are rechargeable and can be purchased at vending machines in Metro stations. SmarTrip cards are permanent, rechargeable farecards that are used in place of a paper farecard. SmarTrip cards can be purchased online at www.wmata.com/fares/ smartrip, at vending machines in Metro stations where parking is available, Metro sales ofﬁces, retail outlets and commuter stores. To use a SmarTrip card, touch it to the circular target panels on faregates, instead of inserting it through the slot. www.wmata.com/fares/smartrip www.wmata.com
PARKING SmarTrip cards are the only way to pay for parking at Metro-operated parking lots. Parking: WMATA MetroAccess Provides alternative transportation for those unable to use existing bus, rail and taxi services from 5 a.m. until midnight Monday through Thursday; 5 a.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday; 7 a.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday; Sunday 7 a.m. to midnight. 301-562-5360
TTY: 301-588-7535 Parking: MARC Rail Connects Martinsburg, W.Va., with Union Station in Washington on weekdays — stopping at Dickerson, Barnesville, Boyds, Germantown, Metropolitan Grove, Gaithersburg, Washington Grove, Rockville, Garrett Park, Kensington and Silver Spring. 800-325-7245 www.mtamaryland.gov Parking: Ride On The county’s bus lines connect suburban communities with Metrobus and Metrorail service. Timetables and more information available at www.RideOnBus.com. Ride On buses run from 4 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday and from 4:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Schedules vary by route. One-day, two-week, 20-trip and youth passes also are available and can be purchased online at www. montgomerycountymd.gov/content/ dpwt/transit, or at Giant Food stores, Safeway stores, White Flint Mall, regional service centers and county libraries. The SmarTrip card now works on Ride On. Within county: 311 Outside county: 240-777-0311 www.RideOnBus.com For passes: www.
montgomerycountymd.gov/content/ dpwt/transit Parking: Disabled People in wheelchairs can get information about buses suited for the disabled. Call Ride On at 240777-5870, or (TTY) 240-777-5869. The county provides subsidized taxi trips for low-income residents, residents with disabilities and seniors. For more information on Call ’N’ Ride, call 301-948-5409 or visit www.montgomerycountymd. gov. Montgomery County Department of Public Works and Transportation provides information regarding transit, parking, signals, signing, marking and highway services throughout Montgomery County. Call 301-948-5409 or visit www. montgomerycountymd.gov/ disability.
PARK AND RIDE LOTS There are a number of county, state and privately maintained free park-and-ride commuter lots with connecting buses that allow you to meet your carpool or to take public transportation. Ride-On: 240-773-3556
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Continued from Page 18 Maintenance problems: 240-777-8740 www.rideonbus.com Park-and-ride lots: U.S. 29 corridor and vicinity Burtonsville: U.S. 29 and Md. 198 behind Giant Food, Burtonsville Crossing Shopping Center. Bus Routes: Metrobus Z6, Tanglewood Westfarm Line Z9, Z29-Laurel-Burtonsville Express. MTA 929 and 915 Connect-A-Ride Route D, Laurel. Briggs Chaney: Fairland/East Montgomery off Briggs Chaney Road at Gateshead Manor Way. Bus Routes: Metrobus Z6, Tanglewood Westfarm Line. Metrobus Z8, Fairland Line. Metrobus Z11, GreencastleBriggs Chaney Express Line. Ride On Route 39, service between Briggs Chaney Park and Ride lot and Glenmont Metrorail station. Ride-On Route 21. Greencastle: Greencastle Lakes, Greencastle Road and Turbridge Drive. Bus Routes: Metrobus Z8, Fairland Line. Metrobus Z11, Z13, Greencastle-Briggs Chaney Express Line.
19 Tech Road: East Montgomery, Tech Road and Old Columbia Pike. Bus Routes: Ride On Route 10. Metrobus C7, Greenbelt-Glenmont Line. Metrobus Z8, Fairland Line. Metrobus Z9, Laurel-Burtonsville Express Line. Scaggsville: U.S. 29 and Scaggsville Road (Md. 216). Bus Routes: MTA 915, 929. Park-and-ride lots: Interstate 270 corridor and vicinity Westﬁeld Shoppingtown Montgomery, Montgomery Mall: Westlake Terrace and Westlake Drive. Bus Routes: Ride On 6, 26, 38, 47, 96. Metrobus J1, 2, 3, Bethesda-Silver Spring Line. Montrose Road/Md. 355 Parking Facility: North Bethesda, Rockville Pike and Montrose Road. Permit and fee required. Bus Routes: Ride On 5, 26, 38, 46. Lakeforest Transit Center: Gaithersburg, Lost Knife Road and Odenhal Ave. Bus Routes: Ride On 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 61. Metrobus J7, J9-I-270 Express. Gaithersburg: I-270 and Md. 124 (Quince Orchard Road). Metrobus J9, I-270 Express. Germantown/MARC Station: Md. 118 and Bowman Mill Drive. Bus Routes: Ride On 61, 83, 97. MARC Train Station. Germantown/Kingsview: Clopper Road (Md.
117) and Kingsview Village Blvd. Bus Routes: Ride On 71, 74, 78. Germantown Transit Center: Town Center at Germantown Road-Md. 118 and Aircraft Drive. Bus Routes: Ride On 55, 61, 74, 75, 82, 83, 97, 98, 100. Germantown/Milestone Shopping Center: Germantown-Milestone Shopping Center along Shakespeare Boulevard. Bus Routes: Ride On 55, 70, 75, 79, 83, 90. Park-and-ride lots: Interstate 270 corridor and West Diamond Avenue I-270 and West Diamond Avenue (Md. 117). Bus Route: Ride On 54, 71 Comus: North of Clarksburg- Md. 355 just north of Comus Road. Bus Routes: Ride On 75. Damascus: Damascus- Md. 108 and Woodﬁeld Road. Bus Routes: Ride On 90. Urbana: Md. 80 and I-270. Bus Routes: Ride On 75. MTA 991 Rock Spring. Park-and-ride lots: Md. 97 corridor Norbeck Road: Norbeck Road, 1/4 mile east of Georgia Avenue. Bus Routes: Ride On 51, 52, 53. Metrobus, Y7, Y8, Y9; Georgia AvenueMaryland Line. Park-and-ride lots: Md. 650 corridor
Colesville: Md. 650 North of Randolph Road. Bus Routes: Metrobus Z2, C7, C8 and C9.
CARPOOL/VANPOOL The county also offers car and vanpool information. It only takes two to be a carpool. Be prepared for those times when you just can’t drive by knowing the names of potential pool-mates. And Guaranteed Ride Home will get you home in an emergency. Carpool options: Receive free assistance in forming a carpool or vanpool convenient to your home and ofﬁce, including potential pool-mates. Vanpool options: You also can receive free assistance in forming a vanpool, including potential pool-mates. It takes as few as six people to share a van to work. You can take advantage of free or discount parking in many lots and garages in the county for car and vanpools. Information: 240-773-8747 www.montgomerycountymd.gov email@example.com
BUSINESSES The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce advocates on behalf of its member companies, and businesses in general, to promote a healthy business environment and sound governmental policies. Local businesses can use their chambers of commerce for networking purposes. The Tech Council of Maryland is a member-driven organization that says it is the voice of, and advocate for, the high-technology community in Maryland. The Greater Washington Board of Trade is a regional chamber of commerce for Suburban Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia. Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase 7910 Woodmont Ave. Suite 1204 Bethesda, MD 20814 301-652-4900 bccchamber.org Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce 910 Clopper Road
Suite 205 N Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-840-1400 ggchamber.org Montgomery County 51 Monroe St. Suite 1800 Rockville, MD 20850 301-738-0015 montgomerycountychamber.com Olney Chamber of Commerce 3460 Olney-Laytonsville Road Suite 211 Olney, MD 20832 301-774-7117 olneymd.org firstname.lastname@example.org Poolesville Area Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 256 Poolesville, MD 20837 301-349-5753 pacc.cc email@example.com Potomac 10220 River Road P.O. Box 59160 Potomac, MD 20859 301-299-2170
potomacchamber.org Rockville Chamber of Commerce 1 Research Court Suite 450 Rockville, MD 20850 301-424-9300 rockvillechamber.org firstname.lastname@example.org Greater Silver Spring 8601 Georgia Ave. Suite 203 Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-565-3777 silverspringchamber.com Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce 2401 Blueridge Ave. Suite 101 Wheaton, MD 20902 301-949-0080 wkchamber.org email@example.com Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County 4833 Rugby Ave. Suite 500-A Bethesda, MD 20814 301-842-4226
http://hccmc.org/ firstname.lastname@example.org African American Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County P.O. Box 2206 Montgomery Village, MD 20886 301-428-9715 aacc-mc.com email@example.com Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 910 Germantown, MD 20875 202-587-0736 mahcc.org Asian PaciďŹ c American Chamber of Commerce 3204 Tower Oaks Blvd. Suite 208A Rockville, MD 20852 301-424-1471 apacc.us firstname.lastname@example.org Rockville Economic Development Inc. 95 Monroe St. Rockville, MD 20850
Montgomery County Business and Professional Women 301-466-2653 Tech Council of Maryland 9210 Corporate Blvd., Suite 470 Rockville, MD 20850 240-243-4026 techcouncilmd.com Montgomery County Conference Center The largest meeting facility in Montgomery County and one of the largest ballrooms in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area â€“ the conference center includes 40,000 square feet of meeting space and 450 guestrooms. 5701 Marinelli Road North Bethesda, MD 20852 301-984-0004 Fax 301-984-1209 montgomerycountymd.gov/ mcgtmpl.asp?url=content/ded/Cc/ index.asp
HEALTH The Department of Health and Human Services (www.montgomerycountymd.gov) provides services for adults, substance abusers, the aging and disabled, children, families and crime victims. Some services cater to low-income residents and are based on ﬁnancial eligibility. Eligible residents will not be denied services because they cannot pay.
HOSPITALS Children’s Regional Outpatient Center of Montgomery County Shady Grove Medical Park 9850 Key West Ave. Second and Fourth Floors Rockville, MD 20850 301-765-5400 800-787-0243 www.cnmc.org Holy Cross Hospital 1500 Forest Glen Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-754-7000 www.holycrosshealth.org MedStar Montgomery Medical Center 18101 Prince Philip Drive Olney, MD 20832 301-774-8882
www.medstarmontgomery.org Shady Grove Adventist Hospital 9901 Medical Center Drive Rockville, MD 20850 240-826-6000 www.shadygroveadventisthospital.com Shady Grove Adventist Emergency Center 19731 Germantown Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-444-8000 www.adventisthealthcare.com/locations/shadygrove-adventist-hospital Suburban Hospital 8600 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-896-3100 www.suburbanhospital.org Washington Adventist Hospital 7600 Carroll Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-891-7600 www.washingtonadventisthospital.com Germantown Health Center Upcounty Regional Services Center 12900 Middlebrook Road Second ﬂoor Germantown, MD 20874 240-777-3420 Piccard Drive Health Center 1335 Piccard Drive Rockville, MD 20850 240-777-0311 East County Regional Services Center The East County Citizens Advisory Board
represents citizens in a 47.5-square-mile area that includes the Colesville, Cloverly, Fairland and White Oak communities. The 18-member board advises the county executive of East County citizens’ issues and concerns, advocates for regional priorities and helps to facilitate solutions. The board meets at 7:15 p.m. the ﬁrst Wednesday of each month at the center. Jewru Bandeh, director Eastern County Health Center 3300 Briggs Chaney Road Silver Spring, MD 20904 240-777-8400 Silver Spring Health Center 8630 Fenton St. Silver Spring, MD 20910 240-777-3160 Dennis Avenue Health Center 2000 Dennis Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20902 240-777-1790
HOTLINES Disease Control and Vital Records 240-777-1755 Communicable Diseases 240-777-1790 or 240-777-1755 afterhours HIV/AIDS/STD Testing Program 240-777-1760 Immunization Program 240-777-1050 Refugee Health Service
240-777-3102 Tuberculosis Control 240-777-1800
CRISIS SERVICES 24-Hour Telephone and Walk-in Crisis Center 1301 Piccard Drive First Floor Rockville, MD 20850 240-777-4000 Outpatient Counseling Center for Domestic Violence 1301 Piccard Drive Rockville, MD 20850 240-777-4195 Adult Protective Services 401 Hungerford Drive, 3rd ﬂoor Rockville, MD 20850 240-777-3000 Aging and Disability Services 401 Hungerford Drive Rockville, MD 20850 240-777-3000 Child Protective Services 1301 Piccard Drive Rockville, MD 20850 240-777-4417 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., answering service 5 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.
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Pediatric nurse practitioner Cynthia Tsu walks through the halls at the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services’ new school-based wellness center suite at Watkins Mill High School in Gaithersburg.
Continued from Page 22 Conﬂict Resolution Center of Montgomery County 301-652-0717 www.crcmc.org
Mental health 24-hour hotline 301-738-2255 Abused Persons Programs 240-777-4673 Crisis Center 240-777-4000 Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program 240-777-1355
Montgomery Hospice Inc. 1355 Piccard Drive Suite 100 Rockville, MD 20850 301-921-4400 www.montgomeryhospice.org Casey House 6001 Muncaster Mill Road Rockville, MD 20855 240-631-6800 www.montgomeryhospice.org Hospice Caring Inc. 518 S. Frederick Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-869-4673
23 www.hospicecaring.org Holy Cross Home Care/Hospice Agency 11800 Tech Road Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-754-7740 www.holycrosshealth.org Jewish Social Service Agency Hospice 6123 Montrose Road Rockville, MD 20852 301-881-3700 www.jssa.org Mental Health Jewish Social Service Agency Autism spectrum disorders across the lifespan of the child, teen and family services, special needs services, workshops and groups The Ina Kay Building 200 Wood Hill Road Rockville, MD 20850 301-838-4200 301-816-2633 – client intake Jewish Social Service Agency Senior services, special needs services, workshops and groups 6123 Montrose Road Rockville, MD 20852 301-816-2676 www.jssa.org Threshold Services Inc. 1398 Lamberton Drive Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-754-1102 www.thresholdservices.org Cornerstone Outpatient Mental Health Center
751 Twinbrook Parkway Rockville, MD 20851 301-838-4100 Threshold Services Outpatient Mental Health Center 8818 Georgia Ave. Second ﬂoor Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-563-7000 Screening and Assessment Services for Children and Adolescents 7300 Calhoun Place Suite 600 Rockville, MD 20855 240-777-1430
OTHER Children and Parents Program Immunization outreach services are available to private providers, community-based organizations and parents to raise community awareness regarding vaccinepreventable diseases. 501 Hampton Park Blvd. Capitol Heights, MD 20743 301-324-2872 For vaccination locations, 301-5833300 TDD: 301-883-7230
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MedStar Sports Medicine certiﬁed athletic trainer Becky Taylor works with Sherwood High School students after school in March at the school’s Sandy Spring campus.
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Kimberly James of KJ Total Fitness leads a group during a demonstration of the Ladies Boot Camp program during the ﬁtness exposition at the Takoma Park Recreation Center.
Kalanie Archchilage, 6, entertains her little brother Udana, who is 14 months old, while their parents sign up for health insurance offered through the Affordable Care Act. DAN GROSS/ THE GAZETTE
Make a Friend Make a Difference “Barbara and Mamie – best friends happily matched by the Friendly Visitor program.”
Give just 1 hour per week For more information on becoming a Friendly Visitor volunteer contact: Tammy Schmidt (301) 424-0656, x507 email@example.com
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Donna Butts of Takoma Park (second from right) and other women work out with Kimberly James (not pictured) of KJ Total Fitness as she leads a group during a demonstration of the Ladies Boot Camp program during the ﬁtness exposition at the Takoma Park Recreation Center on Jan. 4 in Takoma Park.
COUNTY SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION
The school board members are: • Judith Ringgold Docca (Dist. 1) of Montgomery Village, term ends 2014 • Rebecca Smondrowski (Dist. 2) of Gaithersburg, term ends 2016 • Patricia B. O’Neill (Dist. 3) of Bethesda, term ends 2014 • Christopher S. Barclay (Dist. 4) of Takoma Park, board president, term ends 2016 • Michael A. Durso (Dist. 5) of Silver Spring, term ends 2014 • Philip Kauffman (At-large) of Olney, board vice president, term ends 2016 • Shirley Brandman (At-large) of Bethesda, term ends 2014 • John Mannes, student board member, one-year term ends June 30, 2013.
Montgomery County’s public school population continues to grow in numbers and diversity. The 2012-13 enrollment in county public schools is about 149,000 with students attending one of 202 county schools. The school system’s population represents several ethnic groups, as of the 2011-2012 school year: 33 percent white, 26.6 percent Hispanic, 21.3 percent African-American and 14.3 percent Asian. School system students come from more than 160 foreign countries. Of the county’s school-age children, 85 percent are enrolled in public school. The rest attend private schools or are home-schooled. Each school serves students who live within the boundaries of one of the county’s high school clusters. Clusters include one or more high schools,
one or more middle schools and several elementary schools. To determine which school serves your area, visit mcpsmd.org and select School Assignment Locater or call 240-314-4710.
REGISTRATION Maryland law requires children ages 5 to 16 to attend school. Children who turn 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2013, must enroll in school for the 2013-14 school year. Elementary and secondary schools have registration sessions through the summer. Students who are not U.S. citizens may register at the International Student Admissions Ofﬁce, Rocking Horse Road Center, 4910 Macon Road, Rockville. For information, call 301-230-0686. To register for school, a new student needs to show proof of age and identity, proof of county residency and immunization records.
SCHOOL CALENDAR 2014
AUG. 26: First day of school for students
JAN. 1: New Year’s Day. Ofﬁces and schools closed.
SEPT. 1: Labor Day. Ofﬁces and schools closed.
JAN. 2: Winter break. No school for students and teachers.
SEPT. 24: Tentative early release day. Students dismissed after lunch.
JAN. 19: Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Day. Ofﬁces and schools closed.
SEPT. 25: Rosh Hashanah. No school for students and teachers.
JAN. 20: Professional day for teachers. No school for students.
OCT. 17: MSEA Conference/MCAAP Fall Conference. No school for students.
FEB. 16: Presidents Day. Ofﬁces and schools closed.
OCT. 31: Professional day for teachers. No school for students.
FEB. 27: Tentative early-release day. Students dismissed after lunch.
NOV. 4: Election Day. Ofﬁces and schools closed.
MARCH 27: Professional day for teachers. No school for students.
NOV. 10: Early-release day K-8. Parent conferences. Students dismissed after lunch.
APRIL 3: Good Friday. Ofﬁces and schools closed.
NOV. 11: Early-release day K-8. Parent conferences. Students dismissed after lunch.
APRIL 6: Easter. Ofﬁces and schools closed.
NOV. 26: Early release prior to Thanksgiving holiday.
APRIL 7-10: Spring break. No school for students and teachers.
NOV. 27-28: Thanksgiving. Ofﬁces and schools closed.
MAY 25: Memorial Day. Ofﬁces and schools closed.
DEC. 24-25: Ofﬁces and schools closed.
JUNE 12: Last day of school for students. Students dismissed after lunch.
DEC. 26, 29, 30, 31: Winter break. No school for students and teachers.
JUNE 15: Professional day for teachers.
SCHOOL CONTINGENCY CALENDAR If the school year should be disrupted by emergencies and schools are closed, the school year will be extended. If schools are closed by 5 days, the school year will be extended by 1 day to June 15, 2015; 6 days, 2 days to June 15 and 16, 2015; 7 days, 3 days to June 15, 16 and 17, 2015; 8 days, 4 days to June 15, 16, 17 and 18; 9 days, 5 days to June 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2015.
PUBLIC SCHOOLS WINSTON CHURCHILL CLUSTER
Germantown, MD 20876 301-353-0939
Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-649-8088
Winston Churchill High 11300 Gainsborough Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-469-1200
Fox Chapel Elementary 19315 Archdale Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-353-8055
Wheaton High 12601 Dalewood Drive Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-929-2050
Cabin John Middle 10701 Gainsborough Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-469-1150
William B. Gibbs Jr. Elementary 12615 Royal Crown Drive Germantown, MD 20876 301-353-0800
Argyle Middle 2400 Bel Pre Road Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-460-2400
Herbert Hoover Middle Temporary location until Aug. 2013: 6300 Tilden Lane Rockville, MD 20852 8810 Post Oak Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-469-1010
Little Bennett Elementary 23930 Burdette Forest Road Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-540-5535
Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle 11800 Monticello Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-649-8100
Eastern Middle 300 University Blvd. E. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-650-6650
Bells Mill Elementary 8225 Bells Mill Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-469-1046 Beverly Farms Elementary 8501 Postoak Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-469-1050 Potomac Elementary 10311 River Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-469-1042 Seven Locks Elementary 9500 Seven Locks Road Bethesda, MD 20817 301-469-1038 Wayside Elementary 10011 Glen Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-279-8484
Clarksburg High 22500 Wims Road Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-444-3000
Neelsville Middle 11700 Neelsville Church Road Germantown, MD 20876 301-353-8064
Damascus High 25921 Ridge Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-7030
John T. Baker Middle 25400 Oak Drive Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-7010 Clearspring Elementary 9930 Moyer Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-7004 Damascus Elementary 10201 Bethesda Church Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-7080 Laytonsville Elementary 21401 Laytonsville Road Laytonsville, MD 20882 301-840-7145 Lois P. Rockwell Elementary 24555 Cutsail Drive Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-7088 Woodﬁeld Elementary 24200 Woodﬁeld Road Gaithersburg, MD 20882 301-253-7085
A. Mario Loiederman Middle 12701 Goodhill Road Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-929-2282 Newport Mill Middle 11311 Newport Mill Road Kensington, MD 20895 301-929-2244 Parkland Middle 4610 W. Frankfort Drive Rockville, MD 20853 301-438-5700 Silver Spring International Middle 313 Wayne Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-650-6544 Sligo Middle 1401 Dennis Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-649-8121 Takoma Park Middle 7611 Piney Branch Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-650-6444 Arcola Elementary 1820 Franwall Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-649-8590
Rocky Hill Middle 22401 Brick Haven Way Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-353-8282
Montgomery Blair High 51 University Blvd. E. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-649-2800
Bel Pre Elementary 13801 Rippling Brook Drive Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-460-2145
Cedar Grove Elementary 24001 Ridge Road Germantown, MD 20876 301-253-7000
Albert Einstein High 11135 Newport Mill Road Kensington, MD 20895 301-929-2200
Brookhaven Elementary 4610 Renn St. Rockville, MD 20853 301-460-2140
Clarksburg Elementary 13530 Redgrave Place Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-353-8060
John F. Kennedy High 1901 Randolph Road Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-929-2100
East Silver Spring Elementary 631 Silver Spring Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-650-6420
Capt. James E. Daly Elementary 20301 Brandermill Drive
Northwood High 919 University Blvd. W.
Flora M. Singer Elementary School
2600 Hayden Drive Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-649-8000 Forest Knolls Elementary 10830 Eastwood Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-649-8060 Georgian Forest Elementary 3100 Regina Drive Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-460-2170 Glenallan Elementary 12520 Heurich Road Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-929-2014 Glen Haven Elementary 10900 Inwood Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-649-8051 Harmony Hills Elementary 13407 Lydia St. Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-929-2157 Highland Elementary 3100 Medway St. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-929-2040 Highland View Elementary 9010 Providence Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-650-6426 Kemp Mill Elementary 411 Sisson St. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-649-8046 Montgomery Knolls Elementary 807 Daleview Drive Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-431-7667 New Hampshire Estates Elementary 8720 Carroll Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20903 301-431-7607 Oak View Elementary 400 East Wayne Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-650-6434 Oakland Terrace Elementary 2720 Plyers Mill Road Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-929-2161 Pine Crest Elementary 201 Woodmoor Drive Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-649-8066 Piney Branch Elementary 7510 Maple Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-891-8000
Rock View Elementary 3901 Denfeld Ave. Kensington, MD 20895 301-929-2002 Rolling Terrace Elementary Spanish Immersion/International Magnet 705 Bayﬁeld St. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-431-7600 Sargent Shriver Elementary 12518 Greenly Drive Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-929-4426 Sligo Creek Elementary 500 Schuyler Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-562-2722 Strathmore Elementary 3200 Beaverwood Lane Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-460-2135 Takoma Park Elementary 7511 Holly Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-650-6414 Viers Mill Elementary 11711 Joseph Mill Road Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-929-2165 Weller Road Elementary 3301 Weller Road Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-929-2010 Wheaton Woods Elementary 4510 Faroe Place Rockville, MD 0853 301-929-2018 Woodlin Elementary 2101 Luzerne Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-650-6440
Gaithersburg High 101 Education Boulevard Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-840-4700 Forest Oak Middle 651 Saybrooke Oaks Blvd. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-670-8242 Gaithersburg Middle 2 Teachers’ Way Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-840-4554 Gaithersburg Elementary 35 N. Summit Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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PUBLIC SCHOOLS Continued from Page 27 301-840-7136 Goshen Elementary 8701 Warﬁeld Road Gaithersburg, MD 20882 301-840-8165 Rosemont Elementary 16400 Alden Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-840-7123 Strawberry Knoll Elementary 18820 Strawberry Knoll Road Gaithersburg, MD 20879 301-840-7112 Summit Hall Elementary 101 W. Deer Park Road Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-840-7127 Washington Grove Elementary 8712 Oakmont St. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-840-7120
WALTER JOHNSON CLUSTER Walter Johnson High 6400 Rock Spring Drive Bethesda, MD 20814 301-803-7100
North Bethesda Middle 8935 Bradmoor Drive Bethesda, MD 20817 301-571-3883
Tilden Middle 11211 Old Georgetown Road Rockville, MD 20852 301-230-5930
COL. ZADOK MAGRUDER CLUSTER Col. Zadok Magruder High 5939 Muncaster Mill Road Rockville, MD 20855 301-840-4600
Judith A. Resnik Elementary 7301 Hadley Farms Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20879 301-670-8200
Twinbrook Elementary 5911 Ridgway Ave. Rockville, MD 20851 301-230-5925
Sequoyah Elementary 17301 Bowie Mill Road Derwood, MD 20855 301-840-5335
NORTHEAST CONSORTIUM James Hubert Blake High 300 Norwood Road Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-879-1300
Ashburton Elementary 6314 Lone Oak Drive Bethesda, MD 20817 301-571-6959
Redland Middle 6505 Muncaster Mill Road Rockville, MD 20855 301-840-4680
Farmland Elementary 7000 Old Gate Road Rockville, MD 20852 301-230-5919
Shady Grove Middle 8100 Midcounty Highway Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-548-7540
Richard Montgomery High 250 Richard Montgomery Drive Rockville, MD 20852 301-610-8000
Paint Branch High 14121 Old Columbia Pike Burtonsville, MD 20866 301-388-9900
Garrett Park Elementary 4810 Oxford St. Kensington, MD 20895 301-929-2170
Candlewood Elementary 7210 Osprey Drive Rockville, MD 20855 301-840-7167
Julius West Middle 651 Great Falls Road Rockville, MD 20850 301-279-3979
Springbrook High 201 Valley Brook Drive Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-989-5700
Kensington Parkwood Elementary 4710 Saul Road Kensington, MD 20895 301-571-6949
Cashell Elementary 17101 Cashell Road Rockville, MD 20853 301-924-3130
Beall Elementary 451 Beall Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 301-279-8460
Benjamin Banneker Middle 14800 Perrywood Drive Burtonsville, MD 20866 301-989-5747
Luxmanor Elementary 6201 Tilden Lane Rockville, MD 20852 301-230-5914
Flower Hill Elementary 18425 Flower Hill Way Gaithersburg, MD 20879 301-840-7161
College Gardens Elementary 1700 Yale Place Rockville, MD 20850 301-279-8470
Briggs Chaney Middle 1901 Rainbow Drive Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-989-6000
Wyngate Elementary 9300 Wadsworth Drive Bethesda, MD 20817
Mill Creek Towne Elementary 17700 Park Mill Drive Derwood, MD 20855
Ritchie Park Elementary 1514 Dunster Road Rockville, MD 20854
William H. Farquhar Middle
RICHARD MONTGOMERY CLUSTER
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Immanuel’s Childcare Center ICC is a licensed childcare center through the Maryland State Department of Education and is designed to meet the educational, social, physical and spiritual needs of children between ages of 6 weeks and 5 years. We understand that the first five years of child’s life is an amazing time of growth and learning that serves as a foundation for future stages development. Immanuel’s Childcare Center does not discriminate against any student on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or participation in its programs, services and activites.
16819 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-989-4673
PEGGY MCEWAN/THE GAZETTE
Fifth grade students at Stonegate Elementary School, Silver Spring, point to the mosaic they made as their parting gift to the school. The students completed the mosaic with the help of artist Ali Mirsky, of Ashton and art teacher Adam Grant.
PUBLIC SCHOOLS Continued from Page 28
16915 Batchellors Forest Road Olney, MD 20832 301-924-3100 Francis Scott Key Middle 910 Schindler Drive Silver Spring, MD 20903 301-422-5600 White Oak Middle 12201 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-989-5780 Burtonsville Elementary 15516 Old Columbia Pike Burtonsville, MD 20866 301-989-5654 Cresthaven Elementary School 1234 Cresthaven Drive Silver Spring, MD 20903 301-431-7622 Fairland Elementary 14315 Fairdale Road Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-989-5658 Greencastle Elementary 13611 Robey Road Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-595-2940
29 Cloverly Elementary 800 Briggs Chaney Road Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-989-5770 Galway Elementary 12612 Galway Drive Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-595-2930 Roscoe R. Nix Elementary 1100 Corliss St. Silver Spring, MD 20903 301-422-5070 William Tyler Page Elementary 13400 Tamarack Road Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-989-5672 Sherwood Elementary 1401 Olney-Sandy Spring Road Sandy Spring, MD 20860 301-924-3195 Stonegate Elementary 14811 Notley Road Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-989-5668 Burnt Mills Elementary 11211 Childs St. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-649-8192 Cannon Road Elementary 901 Cannon Road Silver Spring, MD 20904
301-989-5662 Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary 1200 Swingingdale Drive Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-989-6030 Broad Acres Elementary 710 Beacon Road Silver Spring, MD 20903 301-431-7616 Jackson Road Elementary 900 Jackson Road Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-989-5650 Westover Elementary 401 Hawkesbury Lane Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-989-5676 Northwest Cluster Northwest High 13501 Richter Farm Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-601-4660 Roberto Clemente Middle 18808 Waring Station Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-601-0344 Kingsview Middle 18909 Kingsview Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-601-4611 Lakelands Park Middle
1200 Main St. Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-670-1400 Clopper Mill Elementary 18501 Cinnamon Drive Germantown, MD 20874 301-353-8065 Darnestown Elementary 15030 Turkey Foot Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-840-7157 Diamond Elementary 4 Marquis Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-840-7177 Germantown Elementary 19110 Liberty Mill Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-353-8050 Great Seneca Creek Elementary 13010 Dairymaid Drive Germantown, MD 20874 301-353-8500 Ronald McNair Elementary 13881 Hopkins Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-353-0854 Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary 13902 BromďŹ eld Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-601-4350
POOLESVILLE CLUSTER Poolesville High 17501 West Willard Road Poolesville, MD 20837 301-972-7900 John Poole Middle 17014 Tom Fox Ave. Poolesville, MD 20837 301-972-7979 Poolesville Elementary 19565 Fisher Ave. Poolesville, MD 20837 301-972-7960 Monocacy Elementary 18801 Barnesville Road Dickerson, MD 20842 301-972-7990
QUINCE ORCHARD CLUSTER Quince Orchard High 15800 Quince Orchard Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-840-4686 Ridgeview Middle 16600 Raven Rock Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-840-4770 Brown Station Elementary 851 Quince Orchard Blvd. Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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PUBLIC SCHOOLS Continued from Page 29 301-840-7172 Rachel Carson Elementary 100 Tschiffely Square Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-840-5333
Lake Seneca Elementary 13600 Wanegarden Drive Germantown, MD 20874 301-353-0929 S. Christa McAuliffe Elementary 12500 Wisteria Drive Germantown, MD 20874 301-353-0910
Fields Road Elementary 1 School Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-840-7131
Dr. Sally K. Ride Elementary 21301 Seneca Crossing Drive Germantown, MD 20876 301-353-0994
Jones Lane Elementary 15110 Jones Lane Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-840-8160
Waters Landing Elementary 13100 Waters Landing Drive Germantown, MD 20874 301-353-0915
Thurgood Marshall Elementary 12260 McDonald Chapel Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-670-8282
SENECA VALLEY CLUSTER Seneca Valley High 19401 Crystal Rock Drive Germantown, MD 20874 301-353-8000 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Middle 13737 Wisteria Drive Germantown, MD 20874 301-353-8080
SHERWOOD CLUSTER Sherwood High 300 Olney-Sandy Spring Road Sandy Spring, MD 20860 301-924-3200 Rosa M. Parks Middle 19200 Olney Mill Road Olney, MD 20832 301-924-3180 Belmont Elementary 19528 Olney Mill Road Olney, MD 20832 301-924-3140 Brooke Grove Elementary
2700 Spartan Road Olney, MD 20832 301-924-3154 Greenwood Elementary 3336 Gold Mine Road Brookeville, MD 20833 301-924-3145 Olney Elementary 3401 Queen Mary Drive Olney, MD 20832 301-924-3126
WATKINS MILL CLUSTER Watkins Mill High 10301 Apple Ridge Road Gaithersburg, MD 20879 301-840-3959 Montgomery Village Middle 19300 Watkins Mill Road Gaithersburg, MD 20886 301-840-4660
Whetstone Elementary 19201 Thomas Farm Road Gaithersburg, MD 20879 301-840-7191
Carderock Springs Elementary 7401 Persimmon Tree Lane Bethesda, MD 20817 301-469-1034
WALT WHITMAN CLUSTER
Wood Acres Elementary 5800 Cromwell Drive Bethesda, MD 20816 301-320-6502
Walt Whitman High 7100 Whittier Blvd. Bethesda, MD 20817 301-320-6600 Thomas W. Pyle Middle 6311 Wilson Lane Bethesda, MD 20817 301-320-6540 Bannockburn Elementary 6520 Dalroy Lane Bethesda, MD 20817 301-320-6555 Bethesda Elementary 7600 Arlington Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-657-4979
South Lake Elementary 18201 Contour Road Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-840-7141 Stedwick Elementary 10631 Stedwick Road Montgomery Village, MD 20886 301-840-7187
Bradley Hills Elementary 8701 Harsdale Ave. Bethesda, MD 20817 301-571-6966
Watkins Mill Elementary 19001 Watkins Mill Road Montgomery Village, MD 20886
Burning Tree Elementary 7900 Beech Tree Road Bethesda, MD 20817
WOOTTON CLUSTER Thomas S. Wootton High 2100 Wootton Parkway Rockville, MD 20850 301-279-8550 Cold Spring Elementary 9201 Falls Chapel Way Potomac, MD 20854 301-279-8480 DuFief Elementary 15001 DuFief Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-279-4980 Fallsmead Elementary 1800 Greenplace Terrace Rockville, MD 20850 301-279-4984 Lakewood Elementary 2534 Lindley Terrace Rockville, MD 20850 301-279-8465
HIGHER EDUCATION Some of Maryland’s major colleges and universities have branches in Montgomery County. Their programs serve county students looking to pursue studies on both undergraduate and graduate levels.
JOHNS HOPIKINS UNIVERSITY Montgomery County Campus 9601 Medical Center Drive Rockville, MD 20850 301-294-7000 www. jhu.edu
MONTGOMERY COLLEGE Montgomery College serves about 60,000 students per year through credit and non-credit programs at campuses in Germantown, Rockville and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, and at work force development and continuing education centers in Gaithersburg, Wheaton and Silver Spring. The college offers more than 130 degree and certiﬁcate programs
that prepare students to earn an associate degree, transfer to a fouryear college or university, enter the job market, upgrade career skills, complete an apprenticeship or take enrichment courses. Day, evening and weekend courses are available in subjects ranging from accounting and applied geography to automotive technology and computer science. www.montgomerycollege.edu Montgomery College Rockville campus 51 Mannakee St. Rockville, MD 20850 240-567-5000 Montgomery College Germantown campus 20200 Observation Drive Germantown, MD 20876 240-567-7700 Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus 7600 Takoma Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 240-567-1300 Gaithersburg Business Training Center 12 S. Summit Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 240-567-1863
Westﬁeld South Center 11002 Veirs Mill Road Suite 306 Wheaton, MD 20902 240-567-5188 Johns Hopkins University
UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF MARYLAND UNIVERSITIES AT SHADY GROVE The Universities at Shady Grove opened in fall 2000 on 50 acres at the intersection of Darnestown and Shady Grove roads in Rockville. The center is in collaboration with nine of the 11 degree-granting University System of Maryland institutions, and offers daytime undergraduate upper-division courses for students to complete their ﬁnal two years of study for a bachelor’s degree. The Shady Grove campus also offers evening and weekend undergraduate and graduate programs. Universities at Shady Grove 9630 Gudelsky Drive Rockville, MD 20850 301-738-6000 301-738-6088 TTY www.shadygrove.umd.edu
Poolesville High School commencement at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg.
7600 Flower Ave.
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Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-891-4000 www.wau.edu
For more information
or outside Montgomery County call 240-777-0311 www.rideonbus.com TTY 301-251-4850
PRIVATE SCHOOLS Academy of the Child 19711 Waters Road Germantown, Md. 20874 301-601-0991 www.academyofthechild.com
Silver Spring, Md. 20906 301-438-2012
Brookewood School 10401 Armory Ave. Kensington, Md. 20895 301-949-7997 www.brookewood.org
Christ Episcopal School 22 West Jefferson St. Rockville, Md. 20850 301-424-6550 www.cesrockville.org
Forcey Christian School 2130 East Randolph Road Silver Spring, Md. 20904 301-622-2281 www.forceychristianschool.org
Bullis School 10601 Falls Road Potomac, Md. 20854 301-299-8500 www.bullis.org
Concord Hill School 6050 Wisconsin Ave. Chevy Chase, Md. 20815 301-654-2626 www.concordhill.org
Georgetown Preparatory School 10900 Rockville Pike North Bethesda, Md. 20852 301-493-5000 www.gprep.org
Holy Cross Elementary School Pre-K through 8 4900 Strathmore Ave. Garrett Park, Md. 20896 301-949-1699 www.hcross.org
Butler School 15951 Germantown Road Darnestown, Md. 20874 301-977-6600 www.butlerschool.org
Connelly School of the Holy Child 9029 Bradley Blvd. Potomac, Md. 20854 301-365-0955 www.holychild.org
Holy Redeemer School 9715 Summit Ave. Kensington, Md. 20895 301-942-3701 www.hrs-ken.org
Barnesville School 21830 Peach Tree Road Barnesville, Md. 20838 301-972-0341 www.barnesvilleschool.org
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School 301-881-1400 www.cesjds.org Grades K-6: 1901 E. Jefferson St. Rockville, Md. 20852 Grades 7-12: 11710 Hunters Lane Rockville, Md. 20852
Echelon Academy 900 Olney Sandy Spring Road Sandy Spring, Md. 20854 301-570-0999 www.echelonacademy.com
German School of Washington D.C. 8617 Chateau Drive Potomac, Md. 20854 301-365-4400 www.dswashington.org
Barrie School 13500 Layhill Road Silver Spring, Md. 20906
Children’s Learning Center 4511 Bestor Drive Rockville, Md. 20853
Academy of the Holy Cross 4920 Strathmore Ave. Kensington, Md. 20895 301-942-2100 www.academyoftheholycross.org Alim Academy 7917 Montrose Road Potomac, Md. 20854 301-340-6713 www.mymcs.org A Muslim community school for students grades Pre-K through 12 Auburn School 9545 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, Md. 20910 301-588-8048 www.theauburnschool.org
Grace Episcopal Day School Grades 1-6 (Early Childhood Program added Fall 2012) 9411 Connecticut Ave. Kensington, Md. 20895 301-949-5860 www.geds.org
Evergreen Montessori School 10700 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, Md. 20902 301-942-5979 www.evergreenschool.com
Green Acres School Pre-K through 8 11701 Danville Drive Rockville, Md. 20852 301-881-4100
Faith Arts Academy 13618 Layhill Road
www.greenacres.org Griggs International Academy 12501 Old Columbia Pike Silver Spring, Md. 20904 301-680-6570 www.griggs.edu
John Nevins Andrews School 117 Elm Ave. Takoma Park, Md. 20912 301-270-1400 www.jna.org Julia Brown Montessori 3400 Queen Mary Drive Olney, Md. 20832 301-774-5700 www.juliabrownmontessorischools.com
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3427 Olney Laytonsville Road, Olney, MD 20832 1910092
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Julia Brown Montessori 1300 Milestone Drive Silver Spring, Md. 20904 301-622-7808 www.juliabrownmontessorischools.com Kemp Mill Montessori SchoolKehillat Montessori 1840 University Blvd. W Silver Spring, Md. 20902 301-593-4343 Landon School 6101 Wilson Lane Bethesda, Md. 20817 301-320-3200 www.landon.net Lone Oak Montessori Old Georgetown Campus 10100 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, Md. 20814 301-469-4888 www.loneoakmontessori.com Lone Oak Montessori Democracy Campus 10201 Democracy Blvd. Potomac, Md. 20854 301-469-4888 www.loneoakmontessori.com Lycée Rochambeau, The
33 Elementary School 3200 Woodbine St. Chevy Chase, Md. 20815 301-907-3265 www.rochambeau.org Lycée Rochambeau, The French International School 9600 Forest Road Bethesda, Md. 20814 301-530-8260 www.rochambeau.org Lycée Rochambeau, The French International School 7108 Bradley Blvd. Bethesda, Md. 20817 301-767-1683 www.rochambeau.org Manor Montessori Bethesda Campus 5450 Mass. Ave Bethesda, Md. 20816 301-299-7400 www.manormontessori.com Manor Montessori Potomac Campus 10500 Oaklyn Drive Potomac, Md. 20854 301-299-7400 www.manormontessori.com Manor Montessori Rockville Campus 11200 Old Georgetown Road Rockville, Md. 20852
301-299-7400 www.manormontessori.com Rockville, Md. 20852 Mary of Nazareth Catholic School 14131 Seneca Road Darnestown, Md. 20874 301-869-0940 www.maryofnazareth.org Mater Amoris School 18501 Mink Hollow Road - P.O. Box 97 Ashton, Md. 20861 301-774-7468 www.materamoris.com Mater Dei School 9600 Seven Locks Road Bethesda, Md. 20817 301-365-2700 www.materdeischool.net McLean School of Maryland 8224 Lochinver Lane Potomac, Md. 20854 301-299-8277 www.mcleanschool.org Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy 13300 Arctic Ave. Rockville, Md. 20853 301-962-9400 www.mjbha.org Montrose Christian School, Inc. 5100 Randolph Road Rockville, Md. 20852
301-770-5335 www.montrosechristian.org Mother of God School 20501 Goshen Road Gaithersburg, Md. 20879 301-990-2088 www.mogschool.com Nora School 955 Sligo Ave. Silver Spring, Md. 20910 301-495-6672 www.nora-school.org Norwood School 8821 River Road Bethesda, Md. 20817 301-365-2595 www.norwoodschool.org Oneness-Family School 6701 Wisconsin Ave. Chevy Chase, Md. 20815 301-652-7751 www.onenessfamilyschool.org Our Lady of Good Counsel High School 17301 Old Vic Blvd. Olney, Md. 20832 240-283-3200 www.olgchs.org Our Lady of Lourdes School 7500 Pearl St. Bethesda, Md. 20814 301-654-5376
www.bethesda-lourdes.org Our Lady of Mercy School 9222 Kentsdale Drive Potomac, Md. 20854 301-365-4477 www.olom.org/school Primary Day School 7300 River Road Bethesda, Md. 20817 301-365-4355 www.theprimarydayschool.org Sandy Spring Friends School 16923 Norwood Road Sandy Spring, Md. 20860 301-774-7455 www.ssfs.org School for Tomorrow 4511 Bestor Dive Rockville, Md. 20853 301-460-4747 www.schoolfortomorrow.net Seneca Academy 15601 Germantown Road Darnestown, Md. 20874 301-869-3728 www.senecaacademy.org Sidwell Friends School 5100 Edgemoor Lane Bethesda, Md. 20814 202-537-6900
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Montrose Christian School Established 1977 • Co-ed
Montrose Christian School Provides Christ-Centered education for the Glory of the Savior and the Good of Society
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Accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools Association of Christian Schools International Member School ALL faculty possess college degrees Rolling (year-round) admissions
Known for: • Diverse student body • The centrality of Christ in the curriculum • Strong emphasis on parent/teacher partnership for the academic and spiritual development of students • SEVP Certified International Program • Competitive Sports
Sligo Adventist 8300 Carroll Ave. Takoma Park, Md. 20912 301-434-1417 www.sligoadventistschool.org St. Andrew Apostle School 11602 Kemp Mill Road Silver Spring, Md. 20902 301-649-3555 www.standrewapostle.org St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Lower Campus 10033 River Road Potomac, Md. 20854 301-983-5200 www.saes.org St. Elizabeth Catholic School 917 Montrose Road Rockville, Md. 20852 301-881-1824 www.stelizabethschoolMd..org St. Francis International School 1500 St. Camillus Drive Silver Spring, Md. 20903 301-434-2344 www.discoversﬁs.info St. Jane de Chantal School 9525 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, Md. 20814 301-530-1221 www.dechantal.org St. John the Baptist School 12319 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, Md. 20904 301-622-3076 www.sjbsilverspring.org
Child Development Center
At MCCDC, we are committed to providing you and your family with the peace of mind that your child is in a safe, nurturing environment that caters to their physical, emotional and spiritual development. Since 1971, our center has been caring for children as young as 6-weeks and providing a renowned kindergarten preparation program while nurturing your child’s spirit.
Christian Education • Diversity • Infant-4years Qualified, loving caretakers • Safe, healthy environment
301-770-5335 www.montrosechristian.org firstname.lastname@example.org 5100 Randolph Road, Rockville 20852
4101 Norbeck Road Rockville, Md. 20853 301-929-9672 www.stpatricksrockville.com St. Peter’s School 2900 Olney-Sandy Spring Road Olney, Md. 20832 301-924-3774 www.stpetersolney.org St. Raphael School 1513 Dunster Road Rockville, Md. 20854 301-762-2143 www.straphaelschoolMd..org Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart 9101 Rockville Pike Bethesda, Md. 20814 301-657-4322 www.stoneridge.org The Avalon School 200 W. Diamond Ave. Gaithersburg, Md. 20877 301-963-8022 www.avalonschools.org The Diener School 11510 Falls Road Potomac, Md. 20854 301-299-4602 www.thedienerschool.org The Foundation School of Montgomery County Grades 3-12 220 Girard St., Suite 300 Gaithersburg, Md. 20877 301-740-7807 www.foundationschools.org The Harbor School 7701 Bradley Blvd. Bethesda, Md. 20817 301-365-1100 www.theharborschool.org
St. John the Evangelist School 10201 Woodland Drive Silver Spring, Md. 20902 301-681-7656 www.sjte.org
The Heights School 10400 Seven Locks Road Rockville, Md. 20854 301-365-4300 www.heights.edu
St. John’s Episcopal 3427 Olney-Laytonsville Road Olney, Md. 20832 301-774-6804 www.stjes.com
The Holton-Arms School 7303 River Road Bethesda, Md. 20817 301-365-5300 www.holton-arms.edu
St. Jude Regional Catholic School 4820 Walbridge St. Rockville, Md. 20853 301-946-7888 www.stjudesschool.org
Thomas Jefferson Preparatory School 12801 Darnestown Road Darnestown, Md. 20878 301-330-7550 www.tjprep.org Pre-K through eighth grade
St. Martin of Tours School 115 S. Frederick Ave. Gaithersburg, Md. 20877 301-990-2441 www.smsMd..org St. Mary’s Parish School 600 Veirs Mill Road Rockville, Md. 20852 301-762-4179 www.stmaryschoolrockville.org St. Patrick’s Catholic School
Torah School of Greater Washington 2010 Linden Lane Silver Spring, Md. 20910 301-962-8003 www.tsgw.org Kindergarten and grades 1 through 6 Washington Christian Academy 16227 Batchellors Forest Road Olney, Md. 20832 240-390-0429 www.washingtonchristian.org
RELIGION BAPTIST Ashton Baptist Church 17826 New Hampshire Ave. Ashton, MD 20861 301-774-5605 www. ashtonbaptistchurch.org Barnesville Baptist 17917 Barnesville Road Barnesville, MD 20838 301-407-0500l www.barnesvillebaptist. org
Baptist 13618 Layhill Road Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-460-8188 www.mychurchfcbc.org First Baptist Church of Damascus 8850 Damascus Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-3278 www.fbcdamascus.org First Baptist Church of Gaithersburg 200 W. Diamond Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-977-9007 www.fbcgaithersburg.org
Briggs Memorial Baptist 5148 Massachusetts Ave. Bethesda, MD 20816 301-229-7725 http://faithfamilyjesus. com/churchproﬁle. php?ChurchID=183776
First Baptist Church of Ken-Gar 3922 Hampden St. Kensington, MD 20895 301-942-3423 www.fbcofkengar.com
Burtonsville Baptist 3400 Spencerville Road Burtonsville, MD 20866 301-421-9080 877-421-9080 www.burtonsvillebaptist. org
First Baptist Church of Rockville 55 Adclare Road Rockville, MD 20850 301-279-2400 www.ﬁrstbaptistrockville. org
Calverton Baptist 12625 Galway Drive Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-572-5553 www. calvertonbaptistchurch. com
First Baptist Church of Silver Spring 8415 Fenton St. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-585-5454 www.fbcss.org
Central Baptist 7272 Muncaster Mill Road Rockville, MD 20855 301-670-1971 www.cbcrockville.org Clifton Park Baptist 8818 Piney Branch Road Silver Spring, MD 20903 301-434-2456 www.cpbc.net Colesville Baptist 13100 Andrew Drive Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-384-9153 www.colesvillebaptist.org Columbia Primitive Baptist 15900 Columbia Pike Burtonsville, MD 20866 301-421-1580 Emanuel Spanish Baptist Church 832 Wayne Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-434-4355 Faith Community
First Baptist of Wheaton 10914 Georgia Ave. Wheaton, MD 20902 301-949-6585 www.fbcwonline.org Georgia Avenue Baptist 12525 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-946-1331 www.gabcglenmont.org Germantown Baptist 17640 Rifﬂeford Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-428-3622 www.gbcmd.com Glen Echo Baptist 10 Vassar Circle Glen Echo, MD 20812 301-229-4430 Global Mission Church 13421 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-460-1656 www.gmcusa.org Greenridge Baptist 21925 Frederick Road Boyds, MD 20841
301-972-0271 www.greenridgebaptist. org Hahnuri Korean Baptist Church 800 Randolph Road Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-622-1675 Ichthus Mission Church 4601 Muncaster Mill Road Rockville, MD 20853 301-924-5330 www.ichthuschurch.org Jerusalem Baptist 19215 Jerusalem Road Poolesville, MD 20837 301-349-5864 www.myjerusalembc.com Kensington Baptist 10100 Connecticut Ave. Kensington, MD 20895 301-942-4400 www. kensingtonbaptistchurch. org Korean Baptist of Washington 310 Randolph Road Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-622-5375 Luther Rice Memorial Baptist 801 University Blvd. West Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-593-1130 www.lutherricechurch.org Montgomery Hills Baptist 9727 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-681-7990 www.montgomeryhills.net Montgomery Korean Baptist Church 4205 Aspen Hill Road Rockville, MD 20853 Montrose Baptist 5100 Randolph Road Rockville, MD 20852 301-770-5335 www.montroseministries. org Mount Calvary Baptist 608 North Horners Lane Rockville, MD 20850 301-424-8717 www.mtcbc.org Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church 5000 St. Barnabas Road Temple Hills, MD 20748 301-894-4798
Mount Jezreel Baptist Church 420 University Blvd. E. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-431-2800 www.mtjezreel.com New Creation Church 11005 Dayton St. Wheaton, MD 20902 301-649-6000 www.newcreationwheaton silverspring.org Olney Baptist 17525 Georgia Ave. Olney, MD 20832 301-774-5433 www.olneybaptistchurch. com Philippine International Bible Church 6855 Olney-Laytonsville Road Laytonsville, MD 20882 301-330-0985 www.pibcmd.com Pilgrim Baptist 8901 Pennsylvania Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-588-2306 www.pilgrimbaptistonline. info Poolesville Baptist Church and Family Life Center 17550 W. Willard Road Poolesville, MD 20837 301-349-4090 www.poolesvillebaptist. com Redland Baptist 6922 Muncaster Mill Road Rockville, MD 20855 301-977-1000 www.redlandbaptist.org Round Oak Missionary Baptist 15812 Good Hope Road Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-384-3199 Seven Locks Baptist 11845 Seven Locks Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-279-9388 www.sevenlocksbaptist. org Sligo Baptist 1610 Dennis Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-649-4720 www.sligobaptistchurch. com Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church
4725 Silver Hill Road Suitland, MD 20746 301-420-4212 The Church in Bethesda 5033 Wilson Lane Bethesda, MD 20814 301-654-4159 www.churchinbethesda. org The People’s Community Baptist 31 Norwood Road Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-384-2601 www.tpcbc.org Travilah Baptist Church 12811 Glen Road North Potomac, MD 20878 301-977-6350 www. travilahbaptistchurch.com Tri-County Baptist 7821 Damascus Road Laytonsville, MD 20882 301-482-2212 www.tcbcmd.org Turning Point Baptist Church 13200 Arctic Ave. Rockville, MD 20853 301-942-0200 www.turningpoint-church. org Twinbrook Baptist 1001 Twinbrook Parkway Rockville, MD 20851 301-424-6524 www.twinbrookbaptist.org Twinbrook Community 5906 Halpine Road Rockville, MD 20851 301-984-1454 www.twinbrookministries. org Upper Seneca Baptist 23401 Davis Mill Road Germantown, MD 20876 301-972-3686 www.usbchurch.org Viers Mill Baptist 12221 Veirs Mill Road Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-942-2515 www.viersmillbaptist.org Wildwood Baptist Church 10200 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-530-4444 www. wildwoodbaptistchurch. org
American Zen College 16815 Germantown Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-428-0665 www.americanzencollege. org Bodhi Path Buddhist Center 12540 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20850 240-453-9200 www.bodhipath.org
Little Flower Parish 5607 Massachusetts Ave. Bethesda, MD 20816 301-320-4538 www.lfparish.org Mother Seton Parish 19951 Father Hurley Blvd. Germantown, MD 20874 301-924-3838 www.mothersetonparish. org
Cambodian Buddhist 13800 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-622-6544 www.cambodian-buddhist. org
Our Lady of Grace Parish Leisure World 15663 Norbeck Blvd. Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-924-0067 home.catholicweb.com/ ourladyofgracelw
Kunzang Palyul Choling 18400 River Road Poolesville, MD 20837 301-710-6259 www.tara.org
Our Lady of Lourdes 7500 Pearl St. Bethesda, MD 20814 301-654-1287 www.bethesdalourdes.org
CATHOLIC Christ the King 2301 Coleston Drive Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-589-8616 www.rc.net/washington/ ctk Church of the Resurrection 3315 Greencastle Road Burtonsville, MD 20866 301-236-5200 www.resurrectionadw.org Epiphany of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Mission of Montgomery County 20501 Goshen Road Gaithersburg, MD 20879 301-482-0282 www.montgomerybyz.org Holy Cross Church 4900 Strathmore Ave. Garrett Park, MD 20896 301-942-1020 www.hcrosschurch.org Holy Redeemer 9705 Summit Ave. Kensington, MD 20895 301-942-2333 holyredeemermd.4lpi. com Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church 16631 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-421-1869
Our Lady of Mercy 9200 Kentsdale Drive Potomac, MD 20854 301-365-1415 www.olom.org Our Lady of Sorrows 1006 Larch Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-891-3500 www.oloschurchtp.com Our Lady of the Presentation 17230 Tom Fox Ave. Poolesville, MD 20837 301-349-2045 www.ol-presentation-md. org Our Lady of the Visitation 14139 Seneca Road Darnestown, MD 20874 301-948-5536 www.olvp.org Our Lady of Vietnam Parish (Bethesda) 11812 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-622-4895 www.gxmvn.org Our Lady Queen of Poland/St. Maximilian 9700 Rosensteel Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-589-1857 www.tux.org/paraﬁa Shrine of St. Jude
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Continued from Page 35 12701 Veirs Mill Road Rockville, MD 20853 301-946-8200 www.shrinestjude.org St. Andrew Apostle 11602 Kemp Mill Road Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-649-3555 www.standrewapostle.org St. Andrew Kim Catholic Church 17615 Old Baltimore Road Olney, MD 20832 301-924-8330 www.standrewkim.org St. Bartholomew 6900 River Road Bethesda, MD 20817 301-229-7933 www.stbartholomew.org St. Bernadette 70 University Blvd. E. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-593-0357 www.silverspringcatholic.com St. Camillus 1600 St. Camillus Drive Silver Spring, MD 20903 301-434-8400 www.stcamilluschurch.org St. Catherine Laboure 11801 Claridge Road Wheaton, MD 20902 301-946-3636 www.sclchurch.org St. Elizabeth 917 Montrose Road Rockville, MD 20852 301-881-1380 www.stelizabethchurchmd.org St. Francis of Assisi 6701 Muncaster Mill Road Derwood, MD 20855 301-840-1407 www.sfadw.org St. Jane Frances de Chantal 9701 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-530-1550 www.stjanedechantal.org
10103 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-681-7663 www.sjeparish.org
109 S. Washington St. Rockville, MD 20850 301-762-2191 www.christchurchrockville.org
St. Martin’s Catholic Community 201 S. Frederick Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-990-3203 www.stmartinsweb.com
Church of the Ascension 633 Sligo Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-587-3272 www.ascensionsilverspring.org
St. Mary’s 520 Veirs Mill Road Rockville, MD 20852 301-424-5550 www.stmarysrockville.org St. Mary’s Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima 18230 Barnesville Road Barnesville, MD 20838 301-972-8660 www.stmaryonline.com St. Michael the Archangel 824 Wayne Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-589-6873 www.parishes.org/ michaelarchangel.html
Church of the Redeemer 6201 Dunrobbin Drive Bethesda, MD 20816 301-229-3770 www.redeemerbethesda.org Episcopal Church of Our Saviour 1700 Powder Mill Road Silver Spring, MD 20903 301-439-5900 www.episcopalcos.org Episcopal Church of the Ascension 205 S. Summit Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-948-0122 www.ascensionmd.org
St. Patrick’s Parish 4101 Norbeck Road Rockville, MD 20853 301-924-2284 www.stpatricksmd.org
Episcopal/Anglican Church of the Transﬁguration 13925 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-384-6264 www.transﬁg.org
St. Paul 9240 Damascus Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-2027 www.saintpauldamascus.org
Good Shepherd Episcopal 818 University Blvd. W. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-593-3282 www.gsecmd.org
St. Peter’s Parish 2900 Sandy Spring Road Olney, MD 20832 301-924-3774 www.stpetersolney.org
Grace Episcopal 1607 Grace Church Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-585-3515 www.graceepiscopalchurch. org
St. Raphael Catholic Community 1513 Dunster Road Rockville, MD 20854 301-762-2143 www.straphaels.org
St. Anne Episcopal Church 25100 Ridge Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-2130 www.stannesdamascus.org
St. Rose of Lima 11701 Clopper Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-948-7545 www.strose-parish.org
St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal 21611 Laytonsville Road Laytonsville, MD 20882 301-355-7189 www.saintbartholomews.org
St. John Neumann 9000 Warﬁeld Road Gaithersburg, MD 20882 301-977-5492 www.saintjohnneumann.org
All Saints Episcopal Church 3 Chevy Chase Circle Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-654-2488 www.allsaintschurch.net
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 12319 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-622-1122 www.sjbsilverspring.org
Christ Church Parish Kensington 4001 Franklin St. Kensington, MD 20895 301-942-4673 www.ccpk.org
St. John the Evangelist
St. Dunstan Episcopal Church 5450 Massachusetts Ave. Bethesda, MD 20816 301-229-2960 www.stdunstansbethesda.org St. Francis Episcopal 10033 River Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-365-2055 www.stfrancispotomac.org St. James Episcopal 11815 Seven Locks Road
Potomac, MD 20854 301-762-8040 www.stjamespotomac.org St. John’s Episcopal 3427 Olney-Laytonsville Road Olney, MD 20830 301-774-6999 www.stjec.org St. John’s Episcopal 6701 Wisconsin Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-654-7767 www.stjohnsnorwood.org St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Mailing address P.O. Box 131 Brookeville, MD 20833 301-570-3834 www.stlukesbrighton.org Located at the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue and Brighton Dam Road St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Trinity Parish 6030 Grosvenor Lane Bethesda, MD 20814 301-530-1800 www.stlukesbethesda.org St. Mark’s Episcopal 12621 Old Columbia Pike Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-622-5860 www.stmarks-silverspring.org St. Mary Magdalene, Wheaton 3820 Aspen Hill Road Wheaton, MD 20906 301-871-7660 www.stmarymagdalene-md.org St. Nicholas Episcopal Church 15575 Germantown Road Darnestown, MD 20874 240-631-2800 www.saintnicks.com St. Peter’s Episcopal 20100 Fisher Ave. Poolesville, MD 20837 301-349-2073 www.stpeterspoolesville.org
Gandhi Memorial Center/ Golden Lotus Temple 4748 Western Ave. Bethesda, MD 20816 301-320-6871 www.gandhimemorialcenter. org India House of Worship 1428 Chilton Drive Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-384-4090
Bait-ur Rahman Mosque 15000 Good Hope Road Silver Spring, MD 20905
301-879-0110 www.ahmadiyya.us Dar-us-Salaam 5301 Edgewood Road College Park, MD 20740 301-982-9848 Idara Jaferia Islamic Center 3140 Spencerville Road Burtonsville, MD 20866 301-384-2903 www.idara-e-jaferia.org Islamic Center of Maryland 19411 Woodﬁeld Road Gaithersburg, MD 20879 301-840-9440 www.icomd.org Islamic Education Center 7917 Montrose Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-340-2070 www.islamiceducationcenter. org Islamic Society of Washington 2701 Briggs Chaney Road Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-879-0930 www.iswamd.org Muslim Community Center 15200 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-384-3454 www.mccmd.org
JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES Gaithersburg Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 609 Paradise Court Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-926-7200 Jehovah’s Witness Germantown Congregation 16728 Longdraft Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-947-4330 Jehovah’s Witness White Oak Congregation 815 Milestone Drive Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-681-0092 Kensington Kingdom Hall 11235 Newport Mill Road Kensington, MD 20895 301-933-2119 Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 624 Great Falls Road Rockville, MD 20850 301-340-0217
Am HaTorah Congregation 5704 Maiden Lane Bethesda, MD 20817 301-654-5818 www.amhatorah.org
B’nai Israel Congregation 6301 Montrose Road Rockville, MD 20852 301-881-6550 www.bnaiisraelcong.org B’nai Shalom of Olney 18401 Burtﬁeld Drive Olney, MD 20832 301-774-0879 www.bnaishalomofolney.org Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah 11825 Seven Locks Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-279-7010 www.bethsholom.org Bethesda Jewish Congregation 6601 Bradley Blvd. Bethesda, MD 20817 301-469-8636 www.bethesdajewish.org Chabad of Upper Montgomery County 11520 Darnestown Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-926-3632 www.ourshul.org Chabad Shul of Potomac 11621 Seven Locks Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-621-0770 www.chabadpotomac.com Congregation B’nai Tzedek 10621 South Glen Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-0225 www.bnaitzedek.org Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County 8215 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-652-2606 www.bethelmc.org Congregation Har Shalom 11510 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-7087 www.harshalom.org Congregation Har TzeonAgudath Achim 1840 University Blvd. W. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-649-3800 www.htaa.org Congregation Or Chadash 24800 Kings Valley Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-482-1025 www.cong-orchadashmd.org Ezras Israel Congregation of Rockville 803 Montrose Road Rockville, MD 20852 240-627-4401 www.ezrasisrael.org
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GOVERNMENT The county executive and the nine members of the County Council are elected every four years. The next election is in 2014. The primary election takes place in June, followed by the general election in November. The Executive Ofﬁce Building is at 101 Monroe St., Rockville. The County Council meets Tuesdays and also has committee meetings during the week. Public hearings on legislation before the council usually take place midday Tuesday and on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Isiah Leggett County Executive 240-777-2500 ocemail@ montgomerycountymd.gov Roger Berliner (D-Dist. 1) of Bethesda 240-777-7828 councilmember.berliner@ montgomerycountymd.gov Nancy Navarro Council President D-Dist. 4) of Silver Spring 240-777-7968
The Council Ofﬁce Building is at 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Council and committee meetings and hearings are recorded and many are broadcast live on County Cable Montgomery (Channel 6 on the Comcast and RCN cable systems, and Channel 30 on Verizon). Live and archived council meetings and hearings can be viewed online by going to www.montgomerycountymd. gov/council and clicking on the “Now on TV link” on the right side of the page under the heading “County Cable Montgomery.”
councilmember.navarro@ montgomerycountymd.gov Valerie Ervin (D-Dist. 5) of Silver Spring 240-777-7960 councilmember.ervin@ montgomerycountymd.gov Philip M. Andrews (D-Dist. 3) of Gaithersburg 240-777-7906 councilmember.andrews@ montgomerycountymd.gov Marc Elrich
(D-At large) of Takoma Park 240-777-7966 councilmember.elrich@ montgomerycountymd.gov Nancy M. Floreen (D-At large) of Garrett Park 240-777-7959 councilmember.ﬂoreen@ montgomerycountymd.gov George L. Leventhal (D-At large) of Takoma Park 240-777-7811 councilmember.leventhal@ montgomerycountymd.gov
For general information about the Council, call 240-777-7900. For information on county services, go to www. montgomerycountymd.gov. There are tips on transportation other government services. For information about the County Executive, go to www. montgomerycountymd.gov and click on the County Executive link on the left side of the page. For countywide data, such as salaries and permits, visit the data.montgomerycounty.gov. To contact the county for nonCraig L. Rice Council vice president D-Dist. 2) of Germantown 240-777-7955 councilmember.rice@ montgomerycountymd.gov Hans Riemer (D-At large) of Silver Spring 240-777-7964 councilmember.riemer@ montgomerycountymd.gov
PLANNING BOARD The Planning Board, part
emergency information and services or to report down trees following a storm, call 311 when dialing within the county. From outside the county or from a cell phone, dial 240-777-0311. The 311 call center operates from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. except during emergencies when the center stays open longer. The 311 Call Center is accessible online 24 hours a day, seven days a week by going to www.montgomerycountymd.gov/311. The TTY line for the hearing impaired is 240-773-3556.
of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, acquires, prepares and administers a general plan for the physical development of most of the county. The board also develops and administers parks in the county. The ﬁve commissioners meet each Thursday in Silver Spring to decide planning, zoning, subdivision and park matters. Commissioners serve fouryear terms and are limited to
two full terms. The chairman is appointed by the County Council. Chairman: Françoise Carrier Vice Chairman: Marye WellsHarley Commissioner: Amy Presley Commissioner: Norman Dreyfuss Commissioner: Casey Anderson 301-495-4600 www. montgomeryplanningboard.org email@example.com
CULTURE When it comes to culture, Montgomery County wrote the book — and painted the picture, presented the play, choreographed the ballet, and conducted the orchestra. Whatever you are looking for arts-wise, you can ﬁnd it here. Experience world-class community theater; discover programs for children that inspire youthful imaginations; and immerse yourself in the ambience of our communities. Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County 801 Ellsworth Drive Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-565-3805 www.creativemoco.com Art League of Germantown P.O. Box 855 Germantown, MD 20875 www.alog.org firstname.lastname@example.org ArtSites, the Guild for Judaic Art Tikvat Israel Congregation 2200 Baltimore Road Rockville, MD 20851 301-299-5560 www.artsitesjudaica.org Bethesda Urban Partnership 7700 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-215-6660 www.bethesda.org BlackRock Center for the Arts 12901 Town Commons Drive Germantown, MD 20874 301-528-2260 www.blackrockcenter.org Capital Accord Chorus A chapter of Sweet Adelines International 1-301-392-7664 www.capitalaccord.org City of Rockville, Arts Division 603 Edmonston Drive Rockville, MD 20851 240-314-8682 www.rockvillemd.gov/arts NIH Clinical Center Galleries Mark Hatﬁeld Building, 1st Floor 10 Center Drive Bethesda, MD 20892 301-496- 2862 Damascus Theatre Company P. O. Box 185 Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-6210 www.damascustheatre.org
TOM FEDOR/THE GAZETTE
Area middle school-age youth at Olney Theatre Center’s Team of Stars summer camp rehearse for their upcoming performance of “Fame Jr.” The performance is the culmination of the multiweek program for the children enrolled in the theatrical camp.
F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre 603 Edmonston Drive Rockville, MD 20851 240-314-8690 www.rockvillemd.gov/arts Friends of the Library, Montgomery County 21 Maryland Ave., Suite 310 Rockville, MD 20850 240-777-0020 www.folmc.org Friendship Gallery Friendship Heights Village Center 4433 South Park Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-656-2797 www.friendshipheightsmd.gov Gaithersburg Arts Barn 311 Kent Square Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-258-6394 www.gaithersburgmd.gov/aboutgaithersburg/city-facilitiies/arts-barn
7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo, MD 20812 301-371-5593 www.yellowbarnstudio.com
Bethesda, MD 20814 Info: 301-961-6060 Box ofﬁce: 301-280-1660 www.imaginationstage.org
Gaithersburg Community Chorus Activity Center at Bohrer Park 506 S. Frederick Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 Suzanne Takahashi: 301-258-6394 www.gaithersburgmd.gov/aboutgaithersburg/city-facilities/kentlandsmansion
The Heart of Maryland Chorus A chapter of Sweet Adelines International 15512 Grinnell Terrace Rockville, MD 20855 301-230-1444 www.homchorus.org
International Conservatory of Music The John E. Marlow Classical Guitar Series 7001 Delaware St. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-654-6403 www.marlowguitar.org
Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association www.gaithersburgﬁnearts.org gaithersburgﬁneartsassoc@gmail. com
Holton-Arms School Center of the Arts 7303 River Road Bethesda, MD 20817 301-365-6098 www.holton-arms.edu
Glen Echo Yellow Barn Studio Gallery
Imagination Stage 4908 Auburn Ave.
Kentlands Mansion 320 Kent Square Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-258-6425 www.gaithersburgmd.gov/ kentlandsmansion
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Rockville, MD 20850 240-567-5301 www.montgomerycollege.edu/PAC
Kensington Arts Theatre 3710 Mitchell St. Kensington, MD 20895 206-888-6642 www.katonline.org
Montgomery County Historical Society 111 W. Montgomery Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 301-340-2825 www.montgomeryhistory.org
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Liz Lerman Dance Exchange 7117 Maple Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-270-6700 www.danceexchange.org Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras The Music Center at Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda, MD 20852 301-581-5208 www.mcyo.org Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy 10076 Darnestown Road, Suite 202 Rockville, MD 20850 301-762-1757 www.mbtdance.org VisArts 155 Gibbs St. Rockville, MD 20850 301-315-8200 www.visartsatrockville.org Montgomery College Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center 51 Mannakee St.
The Montgomery Playhouse P.O. Box 3490 Gaithersburg, MD 20885 301-977-5751 www.montgomeryplayhouse.org Montgomery Symphony Orchestra www.montgomerysymphonyorchestra. com National Capital Trolley Museum 1313 Bonifant Road Colesville, MD 20905 301-384-6088 www.dctrolley.org National Philharmonic Administrative Ofﬁces The Music Center at Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda, MD 20852 301-493-9283 www.nationalphilharmonic.org Olney Theatre Center for the Arts 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road
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Andrew Schindler, 10, of Silver Spring ﬂies high at the Summer Skate Jam in Olney Manor Skate Park in August. BILL RYAN/ THE GAZETTE
Continued from Page 41 Olney, MD 20832 Box Ofﬁce: 301-924-3400 Admin. Ofﬁce: 301-9244485 www.olneytheatre.org Playwrights Forum P.O. Box 5322 Rockville, MD 20848 301-816-0569 www.theplaywrightsforum. org Potomac Theatre Company P.O. Box 61248 Potomac, MD 20859 301-299-8571 www.potomactheatreco.org Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra Gaithersburg, MD 20885 www.pvyo.org email@example.com Puppet Co. Playhouse Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo, MD 20812 301-634-5380 www.thepuppetco.org Ring of Kerry Irish
Dancers Germantown, MD 20874 301-253-4263 www.ringofkerrydancers. org Rockville Art League Rockville, MD 20850 www.rockvilleartleague.org Rockville Little Theatre P.O. Box 4466 Rockville, MD 20849 301-221-5434 www.rlt-online.org Rockville Musical Theatre P.O. Box 1248 Rockville, MD 20849 240-314-8690- summer and fall 301-258-6394- spring www.r-m-t.org Round House Theatre 4545 East-West Highway Bethesda, MD 20814 Box Ofﬁce: 240-644-1100 Main: 240-644-1099 www.roundhousetheatre. org Round House Theatre 925 Wayne Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20910 Box Ofﬁce: 240-644-1100 Main: 301-585-1225
www.roundhouse theatre.org Sandy Spring Museum Director: Allison Weiss Devoted to preserving and promoting the history of the community. 17901 Bentley Road Sandy Spring, MD 20860 301-774-0022 www.sandyspringmuseum. org Sandy Spring Theatre Group P.O. Box 94 Sandy Spring, MD 20860 www.sandyspringtheatre group.org info@sandyspringtheatre group.org Silver Spring Stage 10145 Colesville Road Silver Spring, MD 20901 Box Ofﬁce: 301-593-6036 www.ssstage.org The Music Center at Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda, MD 20852 301-581-5200 www.strathmore.org The Mansion at Strathmore
10701 Rockville Pike North Bethesda, MD 20852 301-581-5200 www.strathmore.org Takoma Park JazzFest P.O. Box 5833 Takoma Park, MD 20913 240-487-6400 www.tpjazzfest.org Inwood Coffee House 10921 Inwood Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-649-6595 www.ufoco.org/ufoco/ coffeehouse Victorian Lyric Opera Company P.O. Box 10391 Rockville, MD 20851 301-576-5672 www.vloc.org Wildwood Summer Theatre P.O. Box 30022 Bethesda, MD 20824 240-583-0978 www.wst.org The Writer’s Center 4508 Walsh St. Bethesda, MD 20815 301-654-8664 www.writer.org
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Gavin Ros, 8, of Germantown, and Joshua Deausen, 9, of Potomac test a ball that is ﬂoating on a current of air at Rockville Science Day at Montgomery College in Rockville in April.
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RECREATION The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission 9500 Brunett Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-495-2595 www.MontgomeryParks.org General Information 301-495-2595 www.montgomeryparks.org Permits, reservations 301-495-2595 www.montgomeryparks.org Ball ﬁeld reservations 240-777-2701 Group picnic areas 301-495-2595 At Cabin John or Wheaton Regional parks, visitors can ride scale models of an 1863 train through miles of scenic woodlands. Party room rentals are available at both train stations. Visit www.MontgomeryParks.org or call 301-650-2880 for information. Nature programs on a variety of subjects are held indoors and outdoors for all ages — individuals or groups. Many programs are free but reservations are required. Call for information on summer camps for
children and adults.
Park Police Emergency — 301-949-3010 Nonemergency — 301-949-8010
Germantown Outdoor Pool 18905 Kingsview Drive Germantown, MD 20874 240-777-8067
Volunteer services for Montgomery Parks 301-495-2504 For information, visit the Montgomery County website at www. montgomerycountymd.gov/rec.
AQUATIC CENTERS, SWIMMING POOLS, WATER PARKS Bethesda Pool 6300 Little Falls Parkway & Hillandale Road Bethesda, MD 20815 301-652-1598 Gaithersburg Aquatic Center (closed for repairs) 2 Teachers Way Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-258-6345 www.gaithersburgmd.gov Germantown Indoor Swim Center 18000 Central Park Circle Boyds, MD 20841
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Long Branch Pool 8700 Piney Branch Road Silver Spring, MD 20912 301-431-5700
Upper County Outdoor Pool 8211 Emory Grove Road Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-840-2446 Water Park at Bohrer Park 512 S. Frederick Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-258-6445 www.gaithersburgmd.gov/aboutgaithersburg/city-facilities/water-parkat-bohrer-park
Martin Luther King Jr. Swim Center 1201 Jackson Road Silver Spring, MD 20904 240-777-8060
Western County Outdoor Pool 20151 Fisher Ave. Poolesville, MD 20837 301-349-2217
Montgomery Aquatic Center 5900 Executive Blvd. North Bethesda, MD 20852 240-777-8070
Wheaton/Glenmont Pool 12621 Dalewood Drive Wheaton, MD 20902 301-929-5460
Olney Indoor Swim Center 16605 Georgia Ave. Olney, MD 20832 340-777-4995 Rockville Swim and Fitness Center 355 Martins Lane Rockville, MD 20850 240-314-8750 www.rockvillemd.gov/swimcenter
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS Boys & Girls Club of Germantown 19910 S. Frederick Road Germantown, MD 20876 301-353-9600 www.bgcgwmd.org Boys & Girls Club of Silver Spring 1300 Forest Glen Road Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-593-4600
www.bgcgw.org Olney Boys and Girls Community Sports Association P.O. Box 2 Olney, Md 20830 301-570-3990 www.obgc.com President: Dan Dionisio Director: Ken Bradford Offers sports teams and recreation opportunities for youth.
CAMPING Little Bennett Campground Little Bennett Regional Park 23705 Frederick Road Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-528-3430 www.littlebennettcampground.com Robert C. McDonell Campground Cabin John Regional Park 7701 Tuckerman Lane Potomac, MD 20854 Permit Ofﬁce: 301-495-2525 www.MontgomeryParks.org
CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES Cabin John Adventure Playground 7400 Tuckerman Lane
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Burtonsville............240-773-2007 Cabin John ........... 240-773-2005 Chevy Chase ........ 240-773-2009 Clarksburg ............ 240-773-2011 Cloverly ................ 240-773-2010 Darnestown .......... 240-773-2028 Falls Grove............ 240-773-2018
Flower, SS............ 240-773-2056 Goshen Crossing.. 240-773-2017 Hampden Lane . . . 240-773-2006 Kensington ......... 240-773-2013 Kingsview ........... 240-773-2014 Leisure World ...... 240-773-2015 Milestone ............. 240-773-2016
Montrose .............. 240-773-2003 Muddy Branch ..... 240-773-2057 Olney .................... 240-773-2019 Pike....................... 240-773-2055 Potomac................ 240-773-2020 Seneca Meadows…..240-773-2022
Silver Spring ........ 240-773-2021 Walnut Hill ............ 240-773-2004 Westwood ............. 240-773-2024 Wheaton ............... 240-773-2025 White Oak ............. 240-773-2026 Coming Soon! 2 New Locations: Seneca Meadows Crossings and Clarksburg Village
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HUNDREDS OF WINES AND SPIRITS ON SALE
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Continued from Page 43 Bethesda, MD 20817 301-299-0024 www.MontgomeryParks.org Good Hope Sprayground 14715 Good Hope Road Silver Spring, MD 20905 240-777-8060 www.Montgomerycountymd.gov/rec Hadley’s Playground — Falls Road Local Park 12600 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-0024 www.MontgomeryParks.org South Germantown Recreational Park 18056 Central Park Circle Boyds, MD 20841 301-601-3581 Miniature golf: 301-670-4680 www.MontgomeryParks.org Miniature golf: www.splashandgolf. com Recreational park with children’s activities and miniature golf South Germantown Splash Playground 18056 Central Park Circle Boyds, MD 20841 301-601-3580 301-601-3581 www.splashandgolf.com Wheaton Adventure Playground 2000 Shoreﬁeld Road Wheaton, MD 20902 301-680-3803 www.MontgomeryParks.org
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center 5701 Marinelli Road North Bethesda, MD 20852 301-822-9200 www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ wasbn-bethesda-north-marriott-hoteland-conference-center The Universities at Shady Grove Conference Center 9630 Gudelsky Drive Rockville, MD 20850 301-738-6059 www.shadygrove.umd.edu/ conference-center
DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION REGIONAL OFFICES
Down County Recreation Regional Ofﬁce 11315 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854 240-777-6900 Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Friendship Heights, Potomac, West Silver Spring East County Recreation Regional
Ofﬁce 3950 Ferrara Drive Wheaton, MD 20906 240-777-4980 Briggs Chaney, Burtonsville, Fairland, Northeast Silver Spring Friends of Recreation 4010 Randolph Road Silver Spring, MD 20902 240-777-4920 www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec Friends of Recreation was formed in 2003 and is an afﬁliate of the tax-exempt Community Foundation. Friends of Recreation seek to encourage and obtain private sector support and funding for Montgomery County Department of Recreation’s public recreation programs, services and facilities. Mid-County Recreation Regional Ofﬁce 3950 Ferrara Drive Wheaton, MD 20906 240-777-4930 Aspen Hill, Brookeville, Olney, Sandy Spring, Silver Spring, Wheaton Upcounty Region Community Recreation Service Center 12900 Middlebrook Road Germantown, MD 20874 240-777-6940 Damascus, Darnestown, Duﬁef/ Travilah, Montgomery Village, Poolesville, Redland, Upper Montgomery County
Cabin John Dog Park 10900 Westland Drive Bethesda, MD 20854 301-765-8620 Green Park 151 Bickerstaff Way Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-258-6350 King Farm Dog Park Mattie J. T. Stepanek Park 1800 Piccard Drive Rockville, MD 20850 240-314-8700 Olney Manor Dog Park 16601 Georgia Ave. Olney, MD 20832 301-774-6255 Ridge Road Dog Park 21155 Frederick Road Germantown, MD 20876 301-972-6581 Wheaton Regional Dog Park 11717 Orebaugh Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-680-3803
Olney Golf Park 3414 Emory Church Road Olney, MD 20832 301-570-6600 www.olneygolfpark.com
DAN GROSS/THE GAZETTE
Danny Siharath of Germantown uses the basketball courts outside the Plum Gar Community Recreation Center, which will reopen on July 20. South Germantown Driving Range 18045 Central Park Circle Boyds, MD 20841 301-670-4670 www.sgdrivingrange.com Waters Landing Driving Range 20701 Crystal Rock Drive Germantown, MD 20874 301-972-6439 www.waterslandinggolfpark.com
GARDENS Brighton Azalea Gardens 2 Brighton Dam Road Brookeville, MD 20833 301-774-9124 Brookside Gardens 1800 Glenallan Ave. Wheaton, MD 20902 301-962-1453 www.brooksidegardens.org Garden and Event Center Montgomery Parks 50-acre premier horticultural display garden located in Wheaton offers formal and landscaped gardens, conservatories ﬁlled with changing seasonal displays, educational programs for children and adults, trips, special events such as the annual butterﬂy exhibit and holiday light show, gift shops and rental facilities. Admission to the gardens is free. McCrillis Gardens
6910 Greentree Road Bethesda, MD 20817 301-962-1455 http://www.montgomeryparks.org/ brookside/mccrillis_gardens.shtm Five-acre shade garden with azaleas, rhododendrons and perennials. Seasonal walking tours and art classes available.
GOLF COURSES Blue Mash Golf Course 5821 Olney-Laytonsville Road Laytonsville, MD 20882 301-670-1966 www.bluemash.com Falls Road Golf Course 10800 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-5156 www.montgomerycountygolf.com Hampshire Greens Golf Course 616 Firestone Drive Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-476-7999 www.montgomerycountygolf.com Laytonsville Golf Course 7130 Dorsey Road Laytonsville, MD 20882 301-948-5288 www.montgomerycountygolf.com Little Bennett Golf Course
25900 Prescott Road Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-253-1515 www.montgomerycountygolf.com Needwood Golf Course 6724 Needwood Road Rockville, MD 20855 301-948-1075 www.mcggolf.com Northwest Golf Course 15711 Layhill Road Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-598-6100 www.montgomerycountygolf.com Poolesville Golf Course 16601 West Willard Road Poolesville, MD 20837 301-428-8143 www.montgomerycountygolf.com Redgate Golf Course 14500 Avery Road Rockville, MD 20850 240-406-1650 www.redgategolf.com Sligo Creek Park Golf Course 9701 Sligo Creek Parkway Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-585-6006 www.montgomerycountygolf.com
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Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm 506 S. Frederick Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-258-6350
Continued from Page 44 Cabin John Ice Rink 10610 Westlake Drive Rockville, MD 20852 301-765-8620 www.cabinjohnice.com Wheaton Regional Ice Arena 11717 Orebaugh Ave. Wheaton, MD 20902 301-905-3000 www.wheatonicearena.com
Pauline Betz Addie Tennis Center Cabin John Regional Park 7801 Democracy Blvd. Bethesda, MD 20817 301-765-8650 www.cabinjohntennis.com Wheaton Indoor Tennis 11715 Orebaugh Ave. Wheaton, MD 20902 301-905-3030 www.wheatontennis.com
LAKES AND BOATS
Little Seneca Lake Black Hill Regional Park 20920 Lake Ridge Drive Boyds, MD 20841 301-528-3466 www.blackhillboats.com Rent a canoe, rowboat or kayak, or take a pontoon boat ride on Little Seneca Lake. Boat rentals available May through September. Visit the website or call for hours. Rock Creek Regional Park Lake Needwood Boat House 15700 Needwood Lake Circle Rockville, MD 20855 Group tours/seasonal permits: 240863-4126 Boat shop: 301-762-9500 www.lakeneedwoodboats.com Regional park with lake. Visit www.LakeNeedwoodBoats.com for information. Rent pedal boats, row boats and canoes. A limited number of mooring stakes are available and seasonal and daily permits for launching private boats can be purchased. Pontoon boat tours are conducted on Lake Needwood. Seneca Creek State Park 11950 Clopper Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-924-2127 www.dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/ pages/central/Seneca.aspx A hand-launch site is available for the lake. Private watercraft are permitted except for weekends and holidays May through September. A boat concession on Clopper Lake rents boats for ﬁshing and recreation from May to September. Pontoon boat tours are routinely scheduled for
Cabin John Regional Park 7410 Tuckerman Lane Rockville, MD 20852 301-765-8670 www.cabinjohntrain.com Regional park with miniature trains
Nicole Mueller, 7, of Germantown runs the ﬁtness course at the “Be Active Montgomery” health and ﬁtness festival at the South Germantown Recreational Park.
Wheaton Regional Park 2000 Shoreﬁeld Road Wheaton, MD 20902 301-942-6703 www.montgomeryparks.org Regional park with miniature trains
Agricultural History Farm Park 18400 Muncaster Road Derwood, MD 20855 301-299-5026 www.aghistoryfarm.org Park, nature center, event center and special park
BILL RYAN/ THE GAZETTE
Black Hill Nature Center 20926 Lake Ridge Drive Boyds, MD 20841 301-528-3488 www.blackhillnature.org Brookside Nature Center Wheaton Regional Park 1400 Glenallan Ave. Wheaton, MD 20902 301-962-1480 www.brooksidenature.org Croydon Creek Nature Center 852 Avery Road Rockville, MD 20851 240-314-8770 www.rockvillemd.gov/croydoncreek Locust Grove Nature Center Cabin John Regional Park 7777 Democracy Blvd. Bethesda, MD 20817 301-765-8660 www.locustgrovenature.org Meadowside Nature Center Rock Creek Regional Park 5100 Meadowside Lane Rockville, MD 20855 301-258-4030 www.meadowsidenature.org Woodend Nature Sanctuary Audubon Naturalist Society 8940 Jones Mill Road Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-652-9188 www.audubonnaturalist.org
RECREATION DEPARTMENTS Montgomery County Department of Recreation Administrative Main Ofﬁce
4010 Randolph Road Silver Spring, MD 20902 240-777-6804 www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec North Region Recreation Department 3950 Ferrera Drive Wheaton, MD 20906 240-777-6940 Upper Montgomery County, Montgomery Village, Damascus, Darnestown, Redland, Poolesville, Duﬁef/Travilah South Region Recreation Department 4010 Randolph Road Silver Spring, MD 20902 240-777-4980 Briggs Chaney, Burtonsville, Fairland, Northeast, Silver Spring
Black Hill Regional 20930 Lake Ridge Drive Boyds, MD 20841 Park Manager — 301-972-9396 Regional park with dog park Damascus Recreational Park
23723 Kings Valley Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-972-6581 Dickerson Conservation Park 20700 Martinsburg Road Dickerson, MD 20842 301-972-9396 Little Bennett Regional 23701 Frederick Road Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-972-6581 Maiden Lane Urban Park 7522 Oldchester Road Bethesda, MD 20817 301-765-8700 Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational 1120 Jackson Road White Oak, MD 20904 301-622-1193 Maryland SoccerPlex Discover Sports Center 18031 Central Park Circle Boyds, MD 20841 301-528-1480 www.mdsoccerplex.org Run by the Maryland Soccer Foundation, the SoccerPlex is one
of the premier soccer facilities in the country, with 24 professionally constructed and maintained outdoor soccer ﬁelds, and a lighted championship stadium that seats 3,200 spectators. Three of the ﬁelds are lighted synthetic turf ﬁelds that can be used year round. The SoccerPlex is home to the Soccer Association of Montgomery, which has soccer development programs and leagues for children ages 3 through 17. The SoccerPlex hosts local soccer league play as well as eight to ten major soccer tournaments each year. Olney Manor Recreational Park 16601 Georgia Ave. Olney, MD 20832 301-774-6255 Ovid Hazen Wells Recreational 12001 Skylark Road Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-972-6581 Ridge Road Recreational Park 21155 Frederick Road Germantown, MD 20876
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Clara Barton Seniors Clara Barton Community Center 7425 MacArthur Blvd. Cabin John, MD 20818 301-229-0010 Damascus Senior Center 9701 Main St. Damascus, MD 20872 240-777-6995 East County Seniors East County Community Center 3310 Gateshead Manor Way Silver Spring, MD 20904 240-777-8090 Gaithersburg Upcounty Senior Center 80-A Bureau Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-258-6380 www.gaithersburgmd.gov Germantown Seniors Germantown Community Center 18905 Kingsview Road Germantown, MD 20874 207-777-8095 Gwendolyn Cofﬁeld Seniors Gwendolyn Cofﬁeld Community Center 2450 Lyttonsville Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 240-777-4900 Holiday Park Multiservice Senior Center 3950 Ferrara Drive Wheaton, MD 20902 240-777-4999 www.holidaypark.us
240-777-6960 Rockville Senior Center 1150 Carnation Drive Rockville, MD 20850 240-314-8800 www.rockvillemd.gov/seniorcenter Ross Boddy Seniors Ross Boddy Community Center 18529 Brooke Road Sandy Spring, MD 20860 240-777-8050
Gaithersburg Skate Park at Bohrer Park 510 S. Frederick Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-258-6359 Olney Manor Skate Park 16601 Georgia Ave. Olney, MD 20832 301-905-3095 www.olneymanorskate.com
Ridge Road Inline Hockey 21115 Frederick Road Germantown, MD 20876 301-972-6581 www.montgomeryparks.org/permits/ ﬁnd/inline.shtm Rockville Skate Park 355 Martins Lane Rockville, MD 20850 240-314-8620 www.rockvillemd.gov/skatepark Wheaton Regional Skate Park 2000 Shoreﬁeld Road Wheaton, MD 20902 301-495-2525 Woodside Park Skate Spot 8800 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-650-2630
BILL RYAN/THE GAZETTE
Julie Bader of Potomac, Louise Chung Ying Liu of Germantown and Lynn Isackson of Montgomery Village demonstrate tai chi at the “Be Active Montgomery” health and ﬁtness festival at the South Germantown Recreational Park. 301-888-6810 www.gsabaseball.com C/O Alﬁe Riley Germantown Athletic Club P.O. Box 1833 Germantown, MD 20875 301-916-6420 Germantown Hardknocks Youth Foundation P.O. Box 2539 Germantown, MD 20875 240-515-3212 www.leaguelineup.com/ hardknocksbasketball Higher Level Basketball Camps 23219 Stringtown Road, No. 224 Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-467-8211 www.higherlevelbasketball.com I-270 Basketball Association P.O. Box 2539 Germantown, MD 20875 240-515-3212 www.I-270basketball.org
301-260-2977, ext. 250 www.leaguelineup.com/mcba Montgomery County Senior Sports Association 14320 Fairdale Road Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-236-9130 www.mcssa-info.org Montgomery Soccer Inc. 7650 Standish Place, Suite 108 Rockville, MD 20855 301-762-4674 www.msisoccer.org Montgomery Village Sports Association Montgomery Village, MD 20886 301-926-6872 www.mvsa.org Montgomery Youth Hockey Association 8813 Mayberry Court Potomac, MD 20854 301-315-5650 ext. 12 www.myha.org
Long Branch Senior Center 8700 Piney Branch Road Silver Spring, MD 20901 240-777-6975
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Baseball 5420 Butler Road Bethesda, MD 20816 301-229-2724 www.bccbaseball.com
Longwood Seniors Longwood Community Center 19300 Georgia Ave. Brookeville, MD 20833 240-777-6920
Burtonsville Athletic Association 14632 Locustwood Lane Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-879-6928 www.burtonsvillesports.org
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center 1000 Forest Glen Road Silver Spring, MD 20901 204-777-8085
Clarksburg Sports Association P.O. Box 145 Clarksburg, MD 20871 www.csasports.org
Maryland Soccer Foundation 18031 Central Park Circle Boyds, MD 20841 301-528-1480 www.mdsoccerplex.org
Potomac Soccer Association 8345 Beechcraft Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20879 301-332-3476 firstname.lastname@example.org www.potomacsoccer.org
Marilyn J. Praisner Seniors 14906 Old Columbia Pike Burtonsville, MD 20866 240-777-4970
Damascus Sports Association P.O. Box 326 Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-2055 www.dsasports.org
MOCO Social Sports 20810 Mountain Lake Terrace Germantown, MD 20874 301-916-0421 www.mocosocialsports.com
Rockville Baseball Association P.O. Box 1412 Rockville, MD 20849 301-637-0778 www.rbba.org
Potomac Seniors Potomac Community Center 11315 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854
Gaithersburg Sports Association c/o George Hartung 18610 Reliant Dr. Gaithersburg, MD 20886
Montgomery County Baseball Association 3415 Olandwood Court, Suite 202 Olney, MD 20832
Rockville SportsPlex 60 Southlawn Court Rockville, MD 20850 301-838-4455
Maryland Flames AAU Basketball 20203 Goshen Road, No. 225 Gaithersburg, MD 20879 301-325-1295 www.mdﬂames.com President: Bill McDermott
Poolesville Athletic Association P.O. Box 805 Poolesville, MD 20873 301-221-6582 www.poolesvillesports.org
www.rockvillesports.com Upper Montgomery County Athletic Club P.O. Box 1950 Germantown, MD 20875 301-916-6663 www.umacbaseball.com
SPORTS CENTERS Discovery Sports Center/ Maryland SoccerPlex 18031 Central Park Circle Boyds, MD 20841 301-528-1480 www.mdsoccerplex.org Rockville Sportsplex 60 Southlawn Court Rockville, MD 20850 301-838-4455 www.rockvillesports.com
YMCAS Bethesda-Chevy Chase Branch YMCA 9401 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-530-3725 www.ymcadc.org Silver Spring Branch YMCA 9800 Hastings Drive Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-585-2120 www.ymcadc.org YMCA Ayrlawn 5650 Oakmont Ave. Bethesda, MD 20817 301-530-8500 www.ymcadc.org YMCA Youth and Family Services 9601 Colesville Road Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-587-5700 www.ymcadc.org
Continued from Page 36 Hevrat Shalom Congregation P.O. Box 3606 Gaithersburg, MD 20818 202-244-6871 www.hevratshalom.org Services held at Ingleside at King Farm, 701 King Farm Blvd., Rockville, MD 20850
47 301-230-0801 sosea.uscj.org
www.lds.org Spanish services available
Temple Beth Ami 14330 Travilah Road Rockville, MD 20850 301-340-6818 www.bethami.org
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 16 Kent Gardens Circle Gaithersburg, MD 20878 www.lds.org Chinese services available
Temple Emanuel 10101 Connecticut Ave. Kensington, MD 20895 301-942-2000 www.templeemanuelmd.org
Kehilat Shalom Congregation 9915 Apple Ridge Road Gaithersburg, MD 20886 301-869-7699 www.kehilatshalom.org
Temple Shalom 8401 Grubb Road Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-587-2273 www.templeshalom.net
Kemp Mill Synagogue 11910 Kemp Mill Road Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-593-0996 www.kmsynagogue.org
Tikvat Israel 2200 Baltimore Road Rockville, MD 20851 301-762-7338 www.tikvatisrael.org
Kol Shalom 9110 Darnestown Road Rockville, MD 20850 301-309-9110 www.kolshalom.com
Woodside Synagogue Ahavas Torah 9001 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-587-8252 www.wsat.org
Magen David Sephardic Congregation 11215 Woodglen Drive Rockville, MD 20852 301-770-6818 www.magendavidsephardic. org Ohr Kodesh Congregation 8300 Meadowbrook Lane Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-589-3880 www.ohrkodesh.org Shaare Teﬁla Congregation 16620 Georgia Avenue Olney, MD 20832 301-593-3410 www.shaareteﬁla.org Shaare Torah Congregation 1409 Main St. Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-869-9842 www.shaaretorah.org Silver Spring Jewish Center 1401 Arcola Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-649-4425 www.ssjc.info Southeast Hebrew Congregation 10900 Lockwood Drive Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-593-2120 www.sehc.us Southeast Seaboard District of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism 6010 Executive Blvd., Suite 705 Rockville, MD 20852
Young Israel Ezras Israel of Potomac 11618 Seven Locks Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-2827 www.yieip.org Young Israel Shomrai Emunah 811 University Blvd W. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-593-4465 www.yise.org Young Israel Shomrai Emunah of Greater Washington 1132 Arcola Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-593-4465 www.yise.org
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 20020 Montgomery Village Ave. Montgomery Village, MD 20886 www.lds.org Spanish services available Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 17700 Old Baltimore Road Olney, MD 20832 www.lds.org Spanish services available Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 8116 Carroll Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-408-1767
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 11700 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-251-4122 www.lds.org
Bethesda, MD 20817 301-365-5733 www.elcbethesda.org
Derwood, MD 20855 301-926-1220 www.stlukesderwood.org
Epiphany Lutheran Church 14411 Old Columbia Pike Burtonsville, MD 20866 301-384-4244 www.lutherhouse.org/ELCBMD
St. Stephen Lutheran Church 11612 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-622-1273 www.sselca.org
Good Shepherd Lutheran 16420 S. Westland Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-869-1780 www.goserve.net
The Lutheran Church of St. Andrew 15300 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-384-4394 www.mystandrew.org
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 500 Randolph Road Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-622-2100 www.lds.org Spanish services available
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Washington DC 400 Hurley Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 301-251-4151 www.dcdraudze.org
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 5460 Western Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 www.lds.org
Living Faith Lutheran Church 1605 Veirs Mill Road Rockville, MD 20851 301-424-8622 www.mylivingfaith.org
Trinity Lutheran Church 11200 Old Georgetown Road North Bethesda, MD 20852 301-881-7275 www.trinityelca.org
Lutheran Church of the Cross 12801 Falls Road Rockville, MD 20854 301-762-7565 www.lccrockville.org
Agape A.M.E. Church 7700 Brink Road Gaithersburg, MD 20882 301-924-8640
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 18900 Kingsview Road Germantown, MD 20874 www.lds.org Washington, D.C., Temple and Visitors’ Center 9900 Stoneybrook Drive Kensington, MD 20895 301-585-0815 (temple) 301-587-0144 (visitors’ center) www.lds.org Spanish services available
Calvary Lutheran Church 9545 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-589-4001 www.celcs.org Christ Lutheran Church Route 27 & Davis Mill Road Germantown, MD 20876 301-972-5529 www. christlutheranofgermantown. org Christ Lutheran Church of Bethesda 8011 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-652-5160 www.heartmindsoul.com Christ the Servant Lutheran 9801 Centerway Road Montgomery Village, MD 20886 301-977-0285 www.ctslutheranelca.org Emmanuel Lutheran 7730 Bradley Blvd.
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer 27015 Ridge Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-3000 www.redeemer.us Messiah Lutheran 13901 Clopper Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-972-2130 www.messiahgermantown.org Pilgrim Lutheran 5500 Massachusetts Ave. Bethesda, MD 20816 301-229-2800 www.pilgrimbethesda.org Prince of Peace Lutheran 11900 Darnestown Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-869-3666 www.poplutheran.org St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church 4629 Aspen Hill Road Rockville, MD 20853 301-946-5458 www.stjohnsrockville.org St. Luke Lutheran Church 9100 Colesville Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-588-4363 www.saintluke.us St. Luke’s Lutheran 17740 Muncaster Road
The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd 4200 Olney-Laytonsville Road Olney, MD 20830 301-774-9125 www.olneygoodshepherd.org
Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church 2518 Fairland Road Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-879-9233 www.allenchapelame.org Asbury United Methodist 17540 Black Rock Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-540-2347 Ashton United Methodist 17314 New Hampshire Ave. Ashton, MD 20861 301-774-7100 www.ashtonchurch.org Bethesda United Methodist 11901 Bethesda Church Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-3222 www.aplaceofhealing.com Bethesda United Methodist 8300 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-652-2990 www.washmorefeet.org Cabin United Methodist Church 7703 MacArthur Blvd. Cabin John, MD 20818 301-229-8233 www.cabinjohnumc.org Chevy Chase United Methodist Church 7001 Connecticut Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-652-8700
www.chevychaseumc.org Clarksburg United Methodist Church 23425 Spire St. Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-972-2203 www.clarksburgumc.com Clinton A.M.E. Zion 223 Elizabeth Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 301-340-7942 www.clintonamez.org Colesville United Methodist Church 52 Randolph Road Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-384-1941 www.cumc.org College Park United Methodist Church 9601 Rhode Island Ave. College Park, MD 20740 301-345-1010 Community of Faith United Methodist Church 22420 Frederick Road Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-972-5520 Concord St. Andrews United Methodist Church 5910 Goldsboro Road Bethesda, MD 20817 301-229-3383 http://www.csachurch.org/ Covenant United Methodist 20301 Pleasant Ridge Drive Montgomery Village, MD 20886 301-926-8920 www.covenant-umc.org Damascus United Methodist 9700 New Church St. Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-0022 www.damascusumc.org Dickerson United Methodist 20331 Dickerson Church Road Dickerson, MD 20842 301-349-5416 www.gbgm-umc.org/ dickersonumc Elijah Methodist Church 18401 Beallsville Road Poolesville, MD 20837 Emory Grove United Methodist 8200 Emory Grove Road Gaithersburg, MD 20879 301-963-3434 www.emorygroveumc.org Epworth United Methodist 9008 Rosemont Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-926-0424
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Continued from Page 47 www.epworthsteeple.org Fairhaven United Methodist 12801 Darnestown Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-330-5433 www.fairhavenumc.net Faith United Methodist 6810 Montrose Road Rockville, MD 20852 301-881-1881 www.faithworkshere.org First A.M.E. of Gaithersburg 17620 Washington Grove Lane Gaithersburg, MD 20877 240-632-9760 www.ﬁrstamegaithersburg.org Francis Asbury United Methodist 2181 Baltimore Road Rockville, MD 20851 301-424-3131 Friendship United Methodist 27701 Ridge Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-3411 Glenmont United Methodist Church 12901 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-946-5577 www.glenmontumc.org Good Hope Union United Methodist 14680 Good Hope Road Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-879-8100 www.goodhopeunion.org Good Shepherd United Methodist 9701 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20903 301-434-3331 www.goodshepchurch.org Goshen United Methodist 19615 Goshen Road Gaithersburg, MD 20879 240-683-5530 www.goshenunited.org Grace United Methodist 7001 New Hampshire Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-891-2100 www.graceumc-tp.org Grace United Methodist 119 N. Frederick Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-926-8688 www.graceumc.org Hughes United Methodist 10700 Georgia Ave. Wheaton, MD 20902 301-949-8383
Scotland A.M.E. Zion 10902 Seven Locks Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-5226
Hyattstown United Methodist 26121 Frederick Road Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-831-1194
Mountain View United Methodist 11501 Mt. View Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-2264 www.gbgm-umc.org/ mtviewumc
Jerusalem-Mt. Pleasant UMC 21 Wood Lane Rockville, MD 20850 301-4240464 www.jmpumc.org
Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church 22222 Georgia Ave. Brookeville, MD 20833 301-774-9330 www.mtcarmelsunshine.org
Layhill Community Church 1916 Bonifant Road Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-460-3110 www.layhillfmc.org
Mt. Tabor United Methodist 24115 Laytonsville Road Etchison, MD 20882 301-253-3871 www.mttaboretchison.org
Lee Memorial A.M.E. Church 4115 Plyers Mill Road Kensington, MD 20895 301-949-2092 www.leeame.org
Mt. Zion-Warren United Methodist 21000 Beallsville Road Dickerson, MD 20842 301-916-3613 www.mtzionwarrenumc.org
Liberty Grove United Methodist 15225 Old Columbia Pike Burtonsville, MD 20866 301-421-9166 www.libertygrovechurch.org
North Bethesda United Methodist Church 10100 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-530-4342 www.northbethesdaumc.org
Marvin Memorial United Methodist 33 University Blvd. E. Silver Spring, MD 20901 240-583-0862 www.marvinchurch.org
Oak Chapel United Methodist 14500 Layhill Road Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-598-0000 www.oakchapel.com
Memorial First Indian United Methodist 9226 Colesville Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-585-8015 www.mﬁumc.org
Oakdale-Emory United Methodist 3425 Emory Church Road Olney, MD 20832 301-774-2030 www.oeumc.org
Trinity United Methodist 13700 Schaeffer Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-540-4300 www.trinity-germantown.org
Memorial United Methodist 17821 Elgin Road Poolesville, MD 20837 301-349-2010 www.pmumc.org
Potomac United Methodist 10300 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-9383 www.potomac-umc.org
Washington Grove United Methodist Church 303 Chestnut Road Washington Grove, MD 20880 301-869-3753 www.washingtongroveumc.org
Memorial United Methodist 9226 Colesville Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-585-8015
Rockville Free Methodist 210 First St. Rockville, MD 20851 301-279-2233
Mill Creek Parish UMC 7101 Horizon Terrace Derwood, MD 20855 301-926-9024 www.mcprainbow.org
Rockville United Methodist 112 W. Montgomery Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 301-762-2288 www.rockvilleumc.org
Millian Memorial UMC 13016 Parkland Drive Rockville, MD 20853 301-946-2500 www.millianchurch.org
Salem United Methodist 12 High St. Brookeville, MD 20833 301-774-7772 www.salemunitedmethodist. org
Montgomery United Methodist 28325 Kemptown Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-4460 www.montumc.org
Salem United Methodist of Cedar Grove 23725 Ridge Road Germantown, MD 20876 301-972-1804
Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-989-4673 www.immanuels.org
Sharp Street United Methodist 1310 Olney-Sandy Spring Road Sandy Spring, MD 20860 301-774-7047
Saints Peter & Paul Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church 10620 River Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-765-9188 www.peterpaul.net
St. Luke Serbian Orthodox Church 10660 River Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-2704 www.svluka.org
St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox 15100 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-384-9192 www.standrewuoc.org
St. Mark United Methodist 19620 White Ground Road Boyds, MD 20841 301-916-6028
St. Gregorios Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Church 2337 Fairland Road Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-384-3833 www.stgregorioschurchdc.org
St. Paul United Methodist 21720 Laytonsville Road Laytonsville, MD 20882 301-963-2185 www.gbgm-umc.org/ stpaulumclaytonsville St. Paul United Methodist 2601 Colston Drive Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-587-5370 St. Paul’s United Methodist Church 10401 Armory Ave. Kensington, MD 20895 301-933-7933 www.stpaulsk.org
Wesley Grove United Methodist 23640 Woodﬁeld Road Gaithersburg, MD 20882 301-253-2894 www.wesleygroveumc.org Woodside United Methodist 8900 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-587-1215 www.woodsideumc.org
Holy Resurrection Orthodox 10201 Democracy Blvd. Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-5120 www.holyresurrection.com Immanuel’s Church 16819 New Hampshire Ave.
St. Mark Orthodox 7124 River Road Bethesda, MD 20817 301-229-6300 www.saintmarkoca.org
com Covenant Presbyterian 4515 Sandy Spring Road Burtonsville, MD 20866 301-549-4860 www.covenantburtonsville.org Darnestown Presbyterian 15120 Turkey Foot Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-948-9127 www.darnestownpc.org Faith Presbyterian Church of Olney 17309 Old Baltimore Road Olney, MD 20832 301-774-1657 www.faith-olney.com First Faith Church 3200 Randolph Road Wheaton, MD 20902 301-962-3200 www.ﬁrstfaithchurch.org Fourth Presbyterian 5500 River Road Bethesda, MD 20816 301-320-3600 www.4thpres.org
St. Thomas Syrian Orthodox Church 28201 Kemptown Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-570-3614 www.stthomaschurchdc.org
Gaithersburg Presbyterian 610 S. Frederick Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-948-9418 www.gpchurch.org
The Greek Orthodox Church of St. George 7701 Bradley Blvd. Bethesda, MD 20817 301-469-7990 www.stgeorge.org
Geneva Presbyterian Church 11931 Seven Locks Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-424-4346 www.genevapotomac.org
Great Multitude Presbyterian 12050 Tech Road Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-680-0516
Bethesda Korean Presbyterian 1605 Veirs Mill Road Rockville, MD 20851 Bethesda Presbyterian Church 7611 Clarendon Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-986-1137 www.bethesdapresbyterian. org
Boyds Presbyterian 19901 White Ground Road Boyds, MD 20841 301-540-2544 www.boydspc.org Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church 6601 Bradley Blvd. Bethesda, MD 20817 301-365-2850 www.bradleyhillschurch.org Colesville Presbyterian 12800 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-622-4555 www.colesvillepresbyterian.
Hermon Presbyterian Church 7801 Persimmon Tree Lane Bethesda, MD 20817 301-365-4454 www.thehermonchurch.com Knox Orthodox Presbyterian Church 410 Granville Drive Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-587-6637 www.knoxopc.org Korean Presbyterian Church of Rockville 800 Hurley Ave. Rockville, MD 20851 301-838-0766 www.kper.net Neelsville Presbyterian 20701 Frederick Road Germantown, MD 20876 301-972-3916
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Continued from Page 48 www.neelsville.org New Hope Presbyterian 17930 Bowie Mill Road Derwood, MD 20855 301-987-8989 www.new-hope-pc.org Northwood Presbyterian 1200 University Blvd. West Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-593-1180 www.northwoodchurch.com Poolesville Presbyterian 17800 Elgin Road Poolesville, MD 20837 301-972-7452 www.poolpres.com Potomac Presbyterian 10301 River Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-6007 www.potomacpresbyterian.org Presbyterian Church of the Atonement 10613 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-649-4131 www.atonement-arp.org Rockville Presbyterian 215 W. Montgomery Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 301-762-3363 www.rockvillepres.org Shady Grove Presbyterian Church 16911 Redland Road Derwood, MD 20855 301-330-4326 www.shadygrovepca.org Silver Spring Presbyterian 580 University Blvd. East Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-439-4646 St. Mark Presbyterian 10701 Old Georgetown Road Rockville, MD 20852 301-530-0600 www.saintmarkpresby.org St. Matthew Presbyterian 4001 Bel Pre Road Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-598-4400 www.stmatthewpcusa.org
49 Trinity Presbyterian 7009 Wilson Lane Bethesda, MD 20817 301-229-4440 www.trinitybethesda.org United Korean Presbyterian 7009 Wilson Lane Bethesda, MD 20817 301-229-9202 Warner Memorial Presbyterian 10123 Connecticut Ave. Kensington, MD 20895 301-949-2900 www.warnermemorial.org
Baltimore Yearly Meeting of Religious Society of Friends 17100 Quaker Lane Sandy Spring, MD 20860 301-774-7663 www.bym-rsf.org Bethesda Friends Meeting 5100 Edgemoor Lane Bethesda, MD 20814 301-986-8681 www.bethesdafriends.org Meets at Sidwell Friends Lower School Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting of Religious Society of Friends 17715 Meetinghouse Road Sandy Spring, MD 20860 301-774-9792 www.sandyspring.org Seneca Valley Preparative Meeting of Religious Society of Friends 19821 White Ground Road Boyds, MD 20841 301-774-9792 www.sandyspring.org Meets at Kerr Fellowship Hall, Boyds Presbyterian Church
Aspen Hill Spanish SDA Church 4001 Bel Pre Road Aspen Hill, MD 20906 aspenhill22. adventistchurchconnect.org Meets at St Matthews Presbyterian
adventistchurchconnect.org Calvary Southern Asian SDA Church 14411 Old Columbia Pike Burtonsville, MD 20866 301-445-1358 calvarysouthernasian22. adventistchurchconnect.org Meets at Epiphany Lutheran Church Capital Chinese SDA Church 810 University Blvd W. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-821-2719 capitalchinese22. adventistchurchconnect.org Clarksburg SDA Church 14210 Comus Road Clarksburg, MD 20871 www.clarksburgsda.org Damascus Grace Fellowship 8425 Damascus Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-482-1888 www.damascusgrace.org Damascus Spanish SDA Company 9600 Main St. Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-3320 damascus23. adventistchurchconnect.org Meets at Damascus Methodist Church Youth Chapel at 9800 Main St. Deaf Evangelistic Adventist Fellowship 8900 Colesville Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 www.deafellowship.org
adventistchurchconnect.org Meets at Flower Hill Church of the Brethren Gaithersburg SDA Company 8712 Oakmont St. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 gaithersburgenglish22. adventistchurchconnect.org Meets at Washington Grove Elementary School Gaithersburg Spanish SDA Church 303 Chestnut Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 gaithersburgspanish22. adventistchurchconnect.org Meets at Washington Grove United Methodist Church Germantown Spanish SDA Church 13421 Clopper Road Germantown, MD 20874 germantownspanish22. adventistchurchconnect.org Meets at United Church of Christ Glenmont Spanish SDA Church 2206 Briggs Road Silver Spring, MD 20906 glenmontspanish22. adventistchurchconnect.org Meets at Weller Elementary School Langley Park Spanish SDA Church 7410 New Hampshire Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 571-241-6533 langleyparkspanish22. adventistchurchconnect.org
www.newlifesdachurch.com Olney SDA Church 4100 Olney-Laytonsville Road (Route 108) Olney, MD 20832 301-774-7733 www.olneysda.org Remnant SDA Church 13925 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-388-0008 remnant22. adventistchurchconnect.org Rockville SDA Church 727 W. Montgomery Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 301-424-4277 rockville22. adventistchurchconnect.org Rockville Spanish SDA Church 2208 Rockland Ave. Rockville, MD 20851 301-770-1411 www.iglesiaadventistarockville. com Seventh-day Adventist Church Headquarters 12501 Old Columbia Pike Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-680-6000 Silver Spring Spanish SDA Church 9226 Colesville Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 Meets at Memorial United Methodist Sligo SDA Church 7700 Carroll Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-270-6777 www.sligochurch.org
Emmanuel-Brinklow SDA Church 18800 New Hampshire Ave. Ashton, MD 20861 301-924-3044 www.emmanueladventist.org
Maryland Central Korean SDA Church 20101 WoodďŹ eld Road Gaithersburg, MD 20882 301-987-0366 marylandcentralkorean22. adventistchurchconnect.org
Four Corners Spanish SDA Church 33 University Blvd. Silver Spring, MD 20901 240-423-1185 silverspringspanish22. adventistchurchconnect.org
Millennium Ministries SDA Church 580 University Blvd. East Silver Spring, MD 20901 www.millenniumpraise.org Meets at Silver Spring Presbyterian Church Montgomery Village Hispanic Church 19300 Watkins Mill Road Montgomery Village, MD 20886 202-438-2093 montgomeryvillagespanish22. adventistchurchconnect.org Meets at Montgomery Village Elementary School
Takoma Park SDA Church 6951 Carroll Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 www.thetpchurch.org
New Life Seventh-day Adventist 7401 Muncaster Mill Road Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Takoma Park Spanish SDA Church 8400 Carroll Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912
Taiwanese-Washington Presbyterian 3211 Paul Drive Wheaton, MD 20902 301-942-1133
Bethesda Spanish SDA Company 10200 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 bethesdaspanish22. adventistchurchconnect.org
French-American SDA Company 7600 Flower Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 frenchamerican22. adventistchurchconnect.org Meets at Columbia Union College Wilkinson Hall Room 406
Takoma Park Presbyterian 310 Tulip Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-270-5550 www.takomaparkpc.org
Burnt Mills SDA Church 10915 Lockwood Drive Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-593-8496 burntmills22.
Gaithersburg Brazilian SDA Church 7412 Muncaster Mill Road Gaithersburg, MD 20877 gaithersburgbrazilian22.
Southern Asian SDA Church 2001 E. Randolph Road Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-879-7222 www.sasdac.org Spencerville SDA Church 16325 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-384-2920 www.spencervillesda.org Spring of Hope Silver Spring SDA Church 8900 Colesville Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-589-5768 www.silverspringchurch.org
301-408-7500 takomaparkspanish22. adventistchurchconnect.org Washington Spanish SDA Church 12604 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-622-3535 www.waspsda.org Washington-Spencerville Korean SDA Church 1700 Spencerville Road Spencerville, MD 20868 301-989-9191 www.comejesus.org Washington-Spencerville Spanish SDA Church 2100 Spencerville Road Spencerville, MD 20868 washingtonspencer villespanish22. adventistchurchconnect.org Wheaton SDA Church 3132 Bel Pre Road Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-871-6110 www.wheatonsda.org Wheaton Spanish SDA Church 3101 University Blvd. W. Kensington, MD 20895 301-264-1271 wheatonspanish22. adventistchurchconnect.org Meets at Resurrection Lutheran Church
Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist 9601 Cedar Lane Bethesda, MD 20814 301-493-8300 www.cedarlane.org River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation 6301 River Road Bethesda, MD 20817 301-229-0400 www.rruuc.org Sugarloaf Congregation of Unitarian Universalists 16913 Germantown Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-540-0575 www.scuu.org Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville 100 Welsh Park Drive Rockville, MD 20850 301-762-7666 www.uucr.org Unitarian Universalist of Silver Spring 10309 New Hampshire Ave.
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OTHER Aspen Hill Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 13501 Georgia Ave. Aspen Hill, MD 20906 301-871-7222 www.aspenhillcc.org Assembly of Christian Churches 3701 Spruell Drive Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-933-9774 Baha’i Faith 9401 Thornhill Road Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-495-8817 Calvary Community Church 8641 Ziggy Lane Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-990-1241 Cedar Brook Community 23700 Stringtown Road Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-528-6702 www.cedarbrook.org Chinese Bible Church of Maryland 4414 Muncaster Mill Road Rockville, MD 20853 301-924-4855 www.cbcm.org Chinese Christian Church of Greater Washington 7716 Piney Branch Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-587-0033 www.cccgw.org Chinese Christian Church of Maryland 12604 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-384-9400 en.cccmd.net Christ Church of Rockville Ministries 8051 Cessna Ave. Suite 164 Gaithersburg, MD 20879 301-208-9222 www.ccrmonline.org Christ Fellowship 15600 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-384-0281 www.christfellowship.us Christian Life Center 3154 Green Valley Road Ijamsville, MD 21754 301-926-3761 www.clceast.org
Church of Beauty 4410 Renn St. Rockville, MD 20853 301-454-6271 301-622-1132 Church of Christ at Manor Woods 5300 Norbeck Road Rockville, MD 20853 301-460-3550 www.manorwoods.com Church of Christ at Olney 17020 Georgia Ave. Olney, MD 20832 301-774-0638 www.churchofchristatolney.org Church of Christ Rockville 1450 West Montgomery Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 301-279-7977 www.rockvillechurchofchrist. com Church of Christ Silver Spring 100 E. Franklin Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-585-8727 www. silverspringchurchofchrist.org Church of God Silver Spring 2106 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-608-9597 www.silverspringchurchofgod. org Church of the Redeemer 19425 Woodﬁeld Road Gaithersburg, MD 20879 301-926-0967 www.church-redeemer.org Church Universal and Triumphant Washington DC Community Teaching Center 7302 Carroll Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-270-3312 email@example.com www.washdctc.org Covenant Life 7501 Muncaster Mill Road Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-869-2800 www.covlife.org Damascus Road Community Church 12826 Old National Pike Mount Airy, MD 21771 301-829-3722
Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-879-2298
Derwood Alliance 16501 Redland Road Derwood, MD 20855 301-963-9200 www.derwoodalliance.org
Flower Hill Church of the Brethren 7412 Muncaster Mill Road Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-977-8707
Derwood Bible 16011 Chieftain Ave. Derwood, MD 20855 301-948-5440 www.derwoodbiblechurch.org
Forcey Memorial 2130 E. Randolph Road Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-622-2200 www.forcey.org
Difference Makers Church 11210 Bethesda Church Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-2924 www.differencemakerschurch. com
Gaithersburg Chinese Alliance 13101 Darnestown Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-869-8343 www.gcacmd.org
Faithful and True Christian Center 4040 Blackburn Lane Suite 120 Burtonsville, MD 20866 301-879-5275 www.fatcc.org
Gaithersburg Church of the Nazarene 8921 Warﬁeld Road Gaithersburg, MD 20882 301-330-0366 www.gaithersburgnazarene. org
First Alliance 14500 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-384-6996 www.1stalliancechurch.com
Good Shepherd ChurchBrethren 3701 Spruell Drive Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-946-6000
First Assembly of God 12805 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-933-2612 www.silverspringag.org
Goshen Mennonite Church 8410 Brink Road Laytonsville, MD 20882 301-829-2556 www.goshenmennonite.org
First Born Church of God 5405 Taylor Road Riverdale, MD 20737 301-277-9208
Grace Chapel of Washington, D.C. at Rockville 4115 Muncaster Mill Road Rockville, MD 20853 301-924-2515 www.gracechapelrockville.org
First Church of Christ, Scientist 100 Nelson St. Rockville, MD 20850 301-762-8222 www.christiansciencerockville. org First Church of Christ, Scientist 7901 Connecticut Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-652-5591 www.christiansciencedc.org First Church of Christ, Scientist 302 East Diamond Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-977-6544 www.christiansciencedc.org
Dawsonville Mennonite 16500 Whites Ferry Road Boyds, MD 20837 301-874-8672 www.dawsonvillechurch.org
First Church of Christ, Scientist 9100 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-585-3939 www.christiansciencedc.org
Dayspring Church 11301 Neelsville Church Road Germantown, MD 20876
First Hispanic Church of God 14720 New Hampshire Ave.
Greater Grace Christian Fellowship Church 1401 Dennis Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-538-6507 www.thisisreallove.org Meets at Sligo Middle School Heritage Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 15250 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-384-1510 www.heritagedisciples.com Holy Trinity Reform Church 33 Clearwater Court Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-0700 Hope Alliance 10308 Sunset Drive Damascus, MD 20872 301-414-0344 www.hopealliance.org Meets at Sally K. Ride Elementary 21301 Seneca Crossing Drive Germantown, MD 20876
Hyattstown Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 26012 Frederick Road Hyattstown, MD 20871 301-831-8184 www. hyattstownchristianchurch.org Iglesia Alianza Cristiana Y Misionera 19236 Montgomery Village Av. Montgomery Village, MD 20886 240-731-2820 www.alianzacristiana.org Iglesia Bautista Hispana de Gaithersburg 1004 Quince Orchard Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-216-1453
301-251-3719 www.kncf.org Lakewood Church of God 22820 Frederick Road Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-515-3285 www.lakewoodchurch.org Miracle Temple Assembly of God 2457 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-562-1180 www.miracletempleag.com Montgomery Faith Fellowship 356 Christopher Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20879 301-330-8521 www.montgomeryfaith.org
Iglesia Gracia Soberana de Gaithersburg 630 Hurdle Mill Place Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-789-1819 http://www.graciasob.org/ Meets at Covenant Life Church 7501 Muncaster Mill Road Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Mount of Olives Church 11810 Darnestown Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-977-6701
Iglesia Pentecostal Camino 25520 Woodﬁeld Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-6877
New Covenant Fellowship 18901 Waring Station Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-444-3100 www.fellowshipusa.com
Inter-Denominational Church of God 19201 Woodﬁeld Road Gaithersburg, MD 20879 301-963-3012 www.icog.org Inter-Faith Chapel Rossmoor 3680 S. Leisure World Blvd. Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-598-5312 www.inter-faithchapel.org International Society for Krishna Consciousness 10310 Oaklyn Drive Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-2100 www.iskcondc.org Journey’s Crossing (A Christian Church) 23 West Diamond Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-963-9250 www.ilovethischurch.com Meets at Seneca Valley High School 12700 Middlebrook Road Germantown, MD 20877 Joyful Wesleyan Church 3451 Hewitt Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-871-7361 King of the Nations Christian Fellowship 10400 Darnestown Road Rockville, MD 20850
New Birth Christian Church 3701 Meadowview Drive Suitland, MD 20746 301-420-4315
New Hampshire Avenue Gospel Chapel 12608 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-622-3733 www.nhagc.org Norbeck Community Church 2631 Norbeck Road Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-924-5393 www.norbeckchurch.org North Chevy Chase Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 8814 Kensington Parkway Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-654-3631 www.nc4disciples.org Northgate Community 20300 Pleasant Ridge Drive Montgomery Village, MD 20886 301-840-9830 www.northgatecc.org Open Door Metropolitan Community Church 15817 Barnesville Road Boyds, MD 20841 301-916-5777 www.opendoormcc.com Pleasant Grove Christian Community
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SILVER SPRING The origin of the name Silver Spring comes from a spring discovered by Francis Preston Blair, an editor of the former Washington Globe newspaper. He and his daughter, Elizabeth, were horseback riding through a wooded area near what now is Georgia Avenue when Blair was thrown off his horse. When he found the horse, its reins were caught on a bush near a stream that Blair thought looked silver. Blair liked the area so much that in 1842, he bought 1,000 acres surrounding the stream and built a mansion on it, calling it “Silver Spring.” Silver Spring’s redeveloped downtown area is gaining attention from around the Metro area, anchored by the world headquarters of Discovery Communications, Round House Theatre and the American Film Institute’s Silver Theatre and Cultural Center. Ofﬁcials continue to work on completing the Silver Spring Transit Center, which
Continued from Page 50 11225 Mountain View Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-0107 www.pleasantgroveccchurch.org Potomac Valley Assembly Church 22901 Ridge Road Germantown, MD 20876 301-428-7957 www.pvachurch.com Redeemed Christian Church of God 17604 Washington Grove Lane Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-740-8118 www.mercyseatchapel.org (Mercy Seat Chapel) Redemption Community Church 4515 Sandy Spring Road Burtonsville, MD 20866 301-549-4860 www.redemption-md.org
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS American Legion Cissel Saxon Post 41 905 Sligo Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-588-8937 IMPACT Silver Spring An organization dedicated to empowering residents to become active in their communities. 8545 Piney Branch Road Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-298-5117 www.impactsilverspring.org
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Katie Wilhelm of Silver Spring applies face paint to six-year-old Layla Mopsick at the Good Hope Community Recreation Center Community Day and Strawberry Festival in May. will bring all forms of transportation together where the Silver Spring Metro station currently stands.
The area is served by the Downcounty Consortium and the Northeast Consortium. For a full list of schools, see page 26.
Rock Creek Church 19100 Muncaster Road Derwood, MD 20855 301-963-3993 www.rcreek.com Rockville Assembly of God 14225 Glen Mill Road Rockville, MD 20850 301-279-0505 www.rockvilleag.com Rockville Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 301 Adclare Road Rockville, MD 20850 301-762-7744 www.rockvillechristian.org Rockville Church of God 726 Anderson Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 301-340-9534 www.rockvillecog.org Rockville Church of God of Prophecy 14180 Travilah Road Rockville, MD 20850 240-246-6568 www.rockvillecogop.com
The area is served by the Silver Spring and Wheaton-Glenmont districts. For a full list of stations, see page 17.
The area is served by the Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department. For a full list of stations, see page 16.
Rockville Church of the Nazarene 4500 Muncaster Mill Road Rockville, MD 20853 301-924-4601 www.rockvillenazarene.org Rockville United Church 355 Linthicum St. Rockville, MD 20851 301-424-6733 www.rockvilleunitedchurch.org Self Revelation Church of Absolute Monism 4748 Western Ave. Bethesda, MD 20816 301-229-3871 www.self-revelationchurch.org Seneca Community Church 13900 Berryville Road Seneca, MD 20874 301-869-9326 www.senecachurch.org Seneca Creek Community Church 13 Firstﬁeld Road, Suite 100 Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-355-6550
The Long Branch and Silver Spring libraries are part of the county public library system. For a full list of libraries, see page 15.
The area is served by the Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce. For a full list of chambers, see page 20.
www.senecacreek.org Silver Spring Christian Reformed Church 1501 Arcola Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-649-4109 www.sscrc.org Son of David Congregation (Messianic Jewish) 10914 Georgia Ave. Wheaton, MD 20902 240-403-2138 www.sonofdavid.org Meets at First Baptist Church of Wheaton Soorp Khatch Armenian Apostolic Church 4906 Flint Drive Bethesda, MD 20816 301-229-8742 www.soorpkhatchchurch.org Sovereign Grace Ministries 7505 Muncaster Mill Road Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-330-7400 www.sovereigngraceministries. org
Silver Spring Historical Society P.O. Box 1160 Silver Spring, MD 20910 www.silverspringhistory.homestead. com firstname.lastname@example.org Silver Spring Rotary Meets at 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays at Mrs. K’s Toll House, 9201 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Robert Brown, President 301-770-6214 www.mdrotary.org/silver-spring email@example.com Silver Spring Lions Meets at 6:30 the second Tuesday 1730 Elton Road Silver Spring, MD 20903 301-439-1655 www.silverspringmd.lionwap.org
Takoma Park Metaphysical Chapel 1901 Powder Mill Road Silver Spring, MD 20903 301-587-7200 www.takomachapel.org United Church of Christ Bethesda 10010 Fernwood Road Bethesda, MD 20817 301-365-3387 www.bethesdaucc.org United Church of Christ Congregational 9525 Colesville Road Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-585-8010 www.cccsilverspring.org United Church of ChristPilgrim 2206 Briggs Road Wheaton, MD 20906 301-942-7188 www.pilgrimchurchucc.org United Church of ChristSeneca Valley 13421 Clopper Road
Germantown, MD 20874 301-540-3449 www.uccsv.org United Church of Christ-Westmoreland Congregational 1 Westmoreland Circle Bethesda, MD 20816 301-229-7766 www.westmorelanducc.org Unity of Gaithersburg 111 Central Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-947-3626 www.unityofgaithersburg.org Victory Christian Church International 7-7 Metropolitan Court Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-670-1600 www.vcci.org Washington International Church 1035 Quebec Terrace Silver Spring, MD 20903 301-434-0112
TAKOMA PARK In the late 19th century, real estate developer Benjamin Franklin Gilbert wanted an alternative to the malariapolluted air and dirty water of Washington, D.C. He looked north, purchasing 100 acres straddling the Maryland-Washington, D.C., border. Marketing what he called the “Sylvan Suburb,” Gilbert named his 1883 purchase Takoma, an Indian name meaning “high up, near heaven,” later adding Park to emphasize the bucolic atmosphere. Takoma Park incorporated in 1890, and not long after, the Seventh-day Adventist Church moved its world headquarters to the town. In the coming decades, Adventist missionaries spread Takoma Park’s name around the world. The cultural upheaval of the 1960s brought another ﬂood of residents, as groups of artists and musicians settled there. Once again, Takoma Park’s name spread, this time for progressive social policies and a mayor who lay in front of a bulldozer to stop an interstate highway. Today, Takoma Park is a diverse “Main Street Maryland” community of16,715 people. In 2003, Utne magazine cited the city as “probably the leftiest ‘burb anywhere,” a badge of honor for many city residents.
The city is served by the Downcounty Consortium and two area colleges: Columbia Union College, a private four-year school, and Montgomery College’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus, a two-year public institution. There are other private schools within the city limits. For a full list of schools, see page 26.
The area is served by the Takoma Park Police and supported by the Montgomery County Police. For a full list of police departments, see
Takoma Park revelers participate in “Old Takoma Mardi Gras 2014,” singing their way from restaurant to restaurant in March in Takoma Park. page 17.
FIRE SERVICES The city is served by the Takoma Park Volunteer Fire Department. For a full list of stations, see page 16.
LIBRARIES The Takoma Park Maryland Library is located at 101 Philadelphia Ave. Phone: 301-891-7259, visit www. takomapark.info/library. In addition to the Takoma Park Library, there is a county public library system with branches in Long Branch and Silver Spring. For a full list of libraries, see page 15.
BUSINESS Takoma Park does not have its own chamber of commerce, but features two area business organizations. For a full list of county chambers of commerce, see page 20.
MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT Takoma Park City Council Meets Monday evenings at the Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave.
City Manager Brian Kenner 301-891-7268 BrianK@takomaparkmd.gov Deputy City Manager Suzanne Ludlow SuzanneL@takomaparkmd.gov City Clerk Jessie Carpenter JessieC@takomaparkmd.gov Takoma Park Police 7500 Maple Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-270-1100 www.takomaparkmd.gov/ Police Chief Alan Goldberg AlanG@takomaparkmd.gov 301-891-7104 Local ofﬁcials Mayor: Bruce Williams 240-676-6234 Bruce@takomaparkmd.gov
240-274-0341 TimM@takomaparkmd.gov Ward 3: Kate Stewart 240-338-9333 KateS@takomaparkmd.gov Ward 4: Terry Seamens 301-565-0190 TerryS@takomaparkmd.gov Ward 5: Jarrett Smith 301-960-7462 JarrettS@takomaparkmd.gov Ward 6: Frederick L. Schultz 301-434-7090 FredS@takomaparkmd.gov Takoma Park City Council 7500 Maple Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-891-7100 Fax: 301-270-8794 www.takomaparkmd.gov
Council members Ward 1: Seth Grimes 301-873-8225 SethG@takomaparkmd.gov
Historic Takoma, Inc. Activities include an annual home and garden tour each spring. 301-270-2831 www.historictakoma.org
Ward 2: Tim Male
Institute of Musical Traditions
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Nonproﬁt corporation that preserves and promotes folk cultures. P.O. Box 5930 Takoma Park, MD 20913 301-754-3611 www.imtfolk.org Main Street Takoma 6909 Laurel Ave., Suite A Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-891-6789 firstname.lastname@example.org Takoma Park Lion’s Club P.O. Box 11226 Takoma Park, MD 20912 202-438-1686 www.takomaparkmd.lionwrap.org Takoma/Langley Crossroads Development Authority Group meets monthly. 7676 New Hampshire Ave., Suite 303/Mailbox 142 Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-445-7910 takomalangley.org/home.php www. takomalangley.org email@example.com
WHEATON Wheaton was named by Richard T. Mitchell, who owned a tavern on the northeast corner of Georgia Avenue and University Boulevard, where the Wheaton Pharmacy stood for 50 years until 1996. The man who provided the community’s current name was Maj. Gen. Frank Wheaton, who was commanding ofﬁcer of the Army of Potomac and led the defense of Fort Stevens during the Civil War. From 1890 to 1910, while the population in the rest of Montgomery County declined or grew only slightly, Wheaton doubled in size. When Gov. Theodore R. McKeldin opened the “new” Georgia Avenue on Nov. 1, 1952, Wheaton expanded. With the construction of Wheaton Plaza in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Wheaton further enhanced its inﬂuence as a regional center of major importance in Montgomery County.
Brianne Rodriguez, 12, of Burtonsville participates in an activity set up by the Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center in which she attempts to remove all but the last card from a full deck from the top of a can by only blowing during the Burtonsville Day festival last year. TOM FEDOR/THE GAZETTE
The area is served by the Downcounty Consortium. For a full list of schools, see page 26.
The area is served by the Wheaton Volunteer Fire Department. For a full list of stations, see page 16.
The area is served by the WheatonKensington Chamber of Commerce. For a full list of chambers, see page 20.
POLICE The area is served largely by the Wheaton-Glenmont District. For a full list of stations, see page 17.
LIBRARIES The Wheaton Regional Library is part of the county public library system. For a full list of libraries, see page 15.
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS Wheaton Citizens Coalition Umbrella group representing civic and homeowner associations
throughout the Wheaton area. Marian Fryer, President 301-942-7663 www.neighborhoodlink.com/ Wheaton_Citizens_Coalition firstname.lastname@example.org Wheaton Redevelopment Advisory Committee Meets at 7 p.m. every third Wednesday. Mid-County Services Center 240-777-8121 Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee Meets at 5 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month except August. Mid-County Services Center 240-777-8121 Charles W. Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity 2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220 Wheaton, MD 20902 240-777-4940 American Legion Post 268 11225 Fern St. Wheaton, MD 20902 301-946-3268 www.alpost268.com Wheaton/Silver Spring Kiwanis Club Meets at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Knights of Columbus Hall, 9707 Rosensteel Drive, Silver Spring. 301-949-2011 www.wheatonkiwanis.org.
BURTONSVILLE From its beginning as a small farming community to its suburbanization in the mid-20th century, the history of the Burtonsville area is one of perpetual change, as its residents have continued to keep pace with the times. Founded by Isaac Burton and his wife, Keturah, in the 19th century and known as Burton’s, the area was home to a small group of farmers with a store and blacksmith shop. The area has changed throughout the years, becoming a bedroom community for thousands of people
working in metropolitan Washington,D.C. Most of the industrial activity in the area has centered around U.S. 29, which was built in 1816 with funds designated by the federal government. Today, the area known as Burtonsville is a cluster of growing and increasingly developed communities, including White Oak and Fairland in the south and Cloverly and Spencerville farther west.
LOCAL SCHOOLS Burtonsville is served by the Northeast Consortium, which includes 16 elementary schools, ﬁve middle
schools and three high schools. For a full list of schools, with addresses and phone numbers, see page 26.
Burtonsville is served by the Silver Spring and Wheaton-Glenmont districts. For a full list of police stations, with addresses and phone numbers, see page 17.
The Burtonsville area is served by the Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department. For a full list of stations, with addresses and phone numbers, see page 16.
The White Oak and Marilyn J.
Praisner libraries are part of the county public library system. For a full list of libraries, with addresses and phone numbers, see page 15.
The area is served by the Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce. For a full list of chambers, with addresses and phone numbers, see page 20.
East County Citizens Advisory Board Meets at 7:15 p.m. the ﬁrst Wednesday of the month at 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring. No meeting in August 240-777-8414
Burtonsville Lions Club Meets at 7 p.m. the ﬁrst and third Wednesdays of the month at Seibel’s Restaurant, 15540 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. 301-476-7847 Eyes of Paint Branch A volunteer organization dedicated to preserving, protecting and restoring the Paint Branch and its watershed. 301-890-1998 www.eopb.org/ Loyal Order of Moose 658 4343 Sandy Spring Road Burtonsville, MD 20866 301-421-9658
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Jeff Lightner of Gaithersburg performs with his daughter Rachel, 15, in the annual father/daughter poms dance performance in Gaithersburg.
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Meg Yetter of Bethesda (right) and Emily Balogh from Boyds laugh as they try on fancy hats sold by a vendor at the Potomac Hunt Races steeplechase at Montevideo, outside Poolesville.
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Green Acres School ﬁfth grader Clara Schmidt slips through the bottom of her craft as she participates in a timed boat race at the school’s Rockville campus.
The annual Montgomery County Thanksgiving parade marches through downtown Silver Spring in November. TOM FEDOR/THE GAZETTE
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Bishop Allyson Abrams of Empowerment Liberation Cathedral is welcomed by the area church community during a fellowship service at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Silver Spring.