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INDEX

BUSINESSES

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COMMUNITIES

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CONTACT INFORMATION

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COURTS

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CULTURE

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EVENTS

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FIRE

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GOVERNMENT

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HEALTH

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LIBRARIES

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POLICE

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POST OFFICES

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RECREATION

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RELIGION

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SCHOOLS, CALENDAR

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SCHOOLS, HIGHER EDUCATION 33 SCHOOLS, PRIVATE

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SCHOOLS, PUBLIC

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SERVICE CENTERS

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SPORTS ASSOCIATIONS

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TRANSIT

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TRASH, RECYCLING

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UTILITIES

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ON THE COVER Clockwise from top: Springbrook High School sophomore Jonice Buffert, 15, plays the violin with the school’s string orchestra in Silver Spring. Music students at the school are receiving mentoring from professional musicians as part of a partnership with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (Greg Dohler) Gabriela Tirado of Gaithersburg, Justina Pfister of Montgomery Village and Dmitri Smirov of Rockville, participate in a Yogathon at Wootton High School in Potomac, to raise money for needy children to take yoga. (Bill Ryan) Winston Churchill High School’s Zachary Arden handles the puck against Walter Johnson at the Rockville Ice Arena. (Tom Fedor) Violet Lapping, 5, and Marina Littlefield, 4, both of Rockville, dye Easter eggs at the Pump House Park in Rockville. (Bill Ryan)

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Rockville High School’s Greg Brown (right) of the South Gold Claws is thrown out trying to take second base on a fly ball during the 10th annual MidAtlantic High School Baseball Classic against the North Black Claws at Joe Cannon Stadium in Hanover.

ANNUAL GUIDE TO THE COUNTY Welcome to The Gazette’s annual guide to Montgomery County. Do you need to know your elected officials? 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.

NOTE TO READERS Because Montgomery is so large — there are about 1 million of us living here — we might have overlooked something you need. In some cases, because of space constraints, we have omitted some information. If you can’t find certain information or see an error, send us an email at editor@ gazette.net or mail the information to Community Guide, 9030 Comprint Court, Gaithersburg, MD 20877.

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A Message from Montgomery County Police Chief J. Thomas Manger: I am extremely proud of the partnership that our Montgomery County Police Department has developed with our community members. Police service continues to evolve, with advances in technology, improved training and better equipment. But at its core, a police department is only as good as its people and the response they give and the trust that they build with the community they serve. We are gratified that crime in general has decreased in our County over the past several years, though be assured that we’ll continue to identify emerging crime trends in our neighborhoods and target appropriate resources towards them. On behalf of all the men and woman who have accepted the challenge of keeping our County safe - Thank you to the residents of Montgomery County for your support. -Chief Tom Manger

Educated. Proactive. Responsive. Committed to making our highly diverse community a better place to live. That’s a Montgomery County Police Officer. If you think you have what it takes… Apply on-line at: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/careers. For more information Call 1-800-828-1930 or visit www.mymcpnews.com. Provide crime tips through Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for a felony crime.

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Damascus

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Boyds

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Germantown Poolesville

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Olney

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97 Aspen Hill

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Burtonsville

Rockville

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Wheaton

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Silver Spring

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Takoma Park Bethesda

Kensington

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THE GAZETTE (WHO TO CALL) Main office 9030 Comprint Court Gaithersburg, Md. 20877 Phone: 301-948-3120 Fax: 301-670-7183 County, state and business news; editorial page Editor: Douglas Tallman Phone: 301-670-2040 Fax: 301-670-7183 dtallman@gazette.net

Community News Editor: Krista Brick Phone: 301-280-3006 Fax: 301-670-7183 kbrick@gazette.net

Sports Editor: Ken Sain Phone: 301-670-2052 Fax: 301-670-7183 sports@gazette.net

Presentation Editor: Robert Rand Phone: 240-864-1325 Fax: 301-670-7183 rrand@gazette.net

A&E Editor: Nathan Oravec Phone: 301-670-7155 Fax: 301-670-7183 noravec@gazette.net

Delivery Director: Jean Casey Phone: 301-670-2599 Fax: 301-670-7189 circulation@gazette.net Advertising Coordinator: Ashby Rice Phone: 301-670-2667 Fax: 301-670-7173 arice@gazette.net

Classifieds Director: Mona Bass Phone: 301-670-2526 Fax: 240-864-1343 classifiedsgazette.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. Gaithersburg St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 2014 301-258-6350 www.gaithersburgmd.gov Discover Strathmore Bethesda February 2014 301-581-5100 www.strathmore.org Washington Adventist University Family Fun Festival April 2014 301-576-0105 www.wau.edu Bethesda Literary Festival April 2014 The annual weekend program, sponsored by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, celebrates the diversity of literature. 301-215-6660 http://www.bethesda.org/ specialevents/litfest/litfest.htm Pike’s Peek 10K April 2014 Rockville Pike from Shady Grove Metro to White Flint 301-353-0200 pikespeek10k.org Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration — Rockville May 240-777-8320 Potomac Hunt Races May 2014 301-428-8316 www.potomachuntraces.com Olney Days Celebration May 2014 301-774-6774 www.goca.org Bethesda Fine Arts Festival May 2014 301-215-6660 http://www.bethesda.org/bethesda/ bethesda-fine-arts-festival Rockville Hometown Holidays May 2014 240-314-8620 www.rockvillemd.gov/events

Children play a parachute game during the City of Rockville’s Let’s Move Celebration of Health at Rockville Civic Center Park. Landon Azalea Garden Festival May 2014 301-320-3200 www.landon.net Takoma Park Jazz Festival June 2013 www.tpjazzfest.org Bethesda Artist Market June 9, 2013 301-215-6660 www.bethesda.org The Ida F. Haimovicz Visual Arts Award Reception and Exhibition Silver Spring June 11, 2013 301-565-3805 www.creativemoco.com/haimovicz Montgomery College-Rockville Summer Dinner Theatre 240-567-7676 www.montgomerycollege.edu/sdt Imagination Bethesda June 1, 2013 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 Olney June 1, 2013 301-774-0022 www.sandyspringmuseum.org Silverdocs Film Festival June 19-23, 2013 Silver Spring www.silverdocs.com Bethesda Artists Markets July 14, 2012 301-215-6660 www.bethesda.org Celebrate Damascus July 12-13, 2013 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 celebr8damascus@verizon.net 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 Parade, concert and fireworks 301-588-1635 www.takomapark4th.org Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest July 20, 2013 rockvilletwilighter.org Montgomery County Farm Tour Gaithersburg TBA 301-590-2823

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Montgomery General Women’s Board Annual Picnic and Bazaar Olney July 23, 2013 www.medstarmontgomery.org/ Bethesda Artists Markets Aug. 11, 2013 301-215-6660 www.bethesda.org Montgomery County Agricultural Fair Gaithersburg Aug. 9-17, 2013 301-926-3100 www.mcagfair.com Uncorked Wine Festival Rockville Town Square Aug. 25, 2013 www.rockvillemd.gov/events/ uncorked Parks Half-Marathon Bethesda Sept. 9, 2013 301-353-0200 www.parkshalfmarathon.com

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Takoma Park Folk Festival Sept. 9, 2013 Takoma Park Middle School 301-589-0202 www.tpff.org info@tpff.org Kensington Labor Day Parade and Festival Sept. 2, 2013 301-949-2424 www.tok.md.gov Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade Sept. 2, 2013 301-258-6350 www.gaithersburgmd.gov/events Damascus Community Fair Sept. 6-8, 2013 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 Silver Spring Jazz Festival Sept. 8, 2013 240-777-5300 www.silverspringdowntown.com

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Celebrate Gaithersburg in Olde Town Street Festival Sept. 16, 2013 301-258-6350 www.gaithersburgmd.gov

Bethesda Row Arts Festival Oct. 19-20, 2013 301-637-5715 www.bethesdarowarts.org

Germantown Oktoberfest Date TBD 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. 5, 2013 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/

Oktoberfest Gaithersburg TBA Kentlands Village Green 301-258-6350 www.gaithersburgmd.gov

Montgomery County Thanksgiving Day Parade Silver Spring Nov. 28, 2013 240-777-6962 301-565-7300 www.silverspringdowntown.com

Veterans Day Celebration Veterans Park, Rockville Pike and Veirs Mill Road www.rockvillemd.gov/events

Garden of Lights at Brookside Gardens Wheaton Nov. 29, 2013 to Jan. 5, 2014. The event is closed Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Jan. 1 and Jan. 2 Hours are: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday through Saturday. The venue is open until 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve. 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 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. Dec. 7 to Sun. Jan. 5. 301-962-1453 www.brooksidegardens.org

Museum Shop Around/ Strathmore Bethesda Nov. 8-11, 2013 301-581-5200 www.strathmore.org

Winter Lights Festival at Seneca Creek State Park Gaithersburg TBA 301-258-6350 www.gaithersburgmd.gov/winterlights

Rockville Antique and Classic Car Show Oct. 19, 2013 Glenview Mansion at Rockville Civic Center Park 240-314-8620 240-314-5022 www.rockvillemd.gov/events

Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints Festival of Lights Kensington Nov. 30, 2013 to Jan. 1, 2014 301-587-0144 Bethesda’s Winter Wonderland Dec. 1-2, 2013 301-215-6660 http://www.bethesda.org/bethesda/ winter-wonderland 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/ Burtonsville Days Sept. 22, 2013 The Burtonsville Day celebration each fall features a parade, arts, crafts, food and other events. 301-384-8888 www.burtonsvilleday.org Potomac Day The Potomac Chamber of Commerce conducts the annual celebration of Potomac Village life on the last Saturday in October. The event

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Continued from Page 9 features a parade, craft show, sidewalk sales and promotions and family-oriented activities. Takoma Park Street Festival Presented in October. Arts and crafts, live music and local food line Carroll Avenue in Old Town. 240-253-4229 www.takomafestival.com Taste of Takoma Presented each spring at Columbia Union College. 7600 Flower Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-891-4516 Parks Half-Marathon Bethesday Sept 8, 2013 301-353-0200 www.parkshalfmarathon. com

The Rockville High School Pipe Band performs at the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Gaithersburg.

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Celebrating 22 years of success!

The mission of the Affordable Housing Conference of Montgomery County (AHCMC) is to bring elected officials, housing and community development leaders, business professionals, activists and other community members together to address affordable housing issues and seek solutions. The Conference’s annual summit draws more than 400 participants to hear expert panelists and speakers. The Conference also organizes public/private sector Roundtables and other special events to highlight the need to create and preserve affordable housing in Montgomery County, MD. AHCMC also provides down-payment and closing cost assistance through the Conference’s “Break the Barrier to Home Ownership” Program. Grants up to $7,500 are provided to individuals/families of moderate income who are first-time homebuyers in Montgomery County.

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POST OFFICES

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Customers for the new U. S. Post Office on Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda exit the building. Montgomery County post offices have a toll free number, 800-2758777. 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.

Aspen Hill Finance Station 13529 Connecticut Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-598-5033

Clarksburg Main Office 22505 Gateway Center Drive Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-540-0856

Kensington Main Office 10325 Kensington Parkway Kensington, MD 20895 301-949-2863

Pike Station 143 Rollins Ave. Rockville, MD 20852 301-231-5973

Takoma Park Post Office 6909 Laurel Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-270-4392

Barnesville Post Office 22110 Beallsville Road Barnesville, MD 20838 301-972-8153

Colesville Branch 13217 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-879-2334

Kentlands Post Office 618 Center Point Way Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-869-4866

Poolesville Post Office 19820 Fisher Ave. Poolesville, MD 20837 301-605-0544

Twinbrook Station 2001 Veirs Mill Road Rockville, MD 20851 301-762-8536

Bethesda Post Office 6900 Wisconsin Ave. Bethesda, MD 20814 301-654-5894

Forest Glen Post Office 2460 Linden Lane, Unit 161 Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-295-7594

King Farm Shell 700 Gaither Road Rockville, MD 20850 800-275-8777

Rockville Main Office 500 N. Washington St. Rockville, MD 20850 301-762-5802

Brookeville Main Office 22311 Georgia Ave. Brookeville, MD 20833 301-260-2975

Friendship Heights Station 5530 Wisconsin Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-941-2695

Laytonsville Branch 6830 Olney-Laytonsville Road Gaithersburg, MD 20882 301-208-3736

Sandy Spring Main Office 901 Olney-Sandy Spring Road Sandy Spring, MD 20860 301-924-1634

Burtonsville Main Office 15210 Dino Drive Burtonsville, MD 20866 301-476-9371

Gaithersburg Station 21 S. Summit Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-208-3701

Leisure World 3802 International Drive Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-438-1009

Silver Spring Main Office 8616 Second Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-608-1302

Arlington Road Station 7001 Arlington Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-941-2682

Cabin John Main Office 7945 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 101 Cabin John, MD 20818 301-320-4103

Garrett Park Main Office 4600 Waverly Ave. Garrett Park, MD 20896 301-933-2580

Montgomery Village Station 10079 Stedwick Road Montgomery Village, MD 20886 301-208-3716

Ashton Post Office 19 Olney Sandy Spring Road Ashton, MD 20861 301-774-0100

Chevy Chase Branch 5910 Connecticut Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-941-2681

Glen Echo Main Office 6106 Harvard Ave. Glen Echo, MD 20812 301-229-3025

National Naval Medical Center Station 8901 Rockville Pike Bethesda, MD 20889 301-941-2786

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 301-670-6085

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 White Flint Mall Station 11301 Rockville Pike Kensington, MD 20895 301-230-1276 Woodmoor Station 110 University Blvd. W. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-754-2714

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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 240-777-6560.

RECYCLING The Montgomery County Division of SolidWaste 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, bimetal 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.

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

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• Canopy Trees • Conservation Landscapes • Rain Gardens • Green Roof • Permeable Pavers • Pavement Removal • Cisterns • Rain Barrels • Dry Wells

Directory Assistance — 411 Emergency — 911 Emergency Preparedness Hotline — 240-777-4200 National Poison Center — 800-222-1222

COUNTY POLICE

Non-emergency — 301-2798000 Sheriff — 240-777-7000 State police — 800-525-5555

FIRE & RESCUE

Main line — 240-777-2400

UTILITIES

Montgomery County Property Owners Eligible Resident and Commercial / Institutional Categories

Comcast — 301-424-4400 RCN — 800-746-4726 Verizon — 800-837-4966 Pepco — 800-424-8028 Potomac Edison — 800-2553443 WSSC — 800-634-8400 Waterand Sewer Emergency — 301-206-4002 Washington Gas — 800-7527520 BGE — 800-685-0123

GOVERNMENT

Information/Non-emergency services — 311; outside county — 240-777-0311 County Executive offices — 240-777-2500 County Council — 240-7777900 Library reference — 240-7770001 Board of Education — 301279-3617 Landlord/Tenant — 240-7773609 Housing and Community Affairs — 240-777-3600 Consumer Protection — 240777-3636 Consumer Protection Hotline — 888-743-0023; 410-5288662 Transportation — 240-7777170 Recreation — 240-777-6840 Seniors Resource Hotline — 240-777-3000

TRANSPORTATION

Amtrak — 800-872-7245, TDD: 800-523-6590 MARC commuter train — 800-325-7245 Metrorail/Metrobus — 202637-7000, TDD: 202-638-3780

Ride On bus — 8212; 240777-7433, TDD: 240-777-5869

IMPORTANT WEBSITES

The Gazette www.gazette.net Montgomery County www.montgomerycountymd.gov Metro www.wmata.com Maryland Transit Administration www.mtamaryland.com Maryland government www.maryland.gov Montgomery County Public Schools www.montgomeryschoolsmd. org Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission www.mc-mncppc.org Montgomery County Conference and Visitors Bureau www.visitmontgomery.com Montgomery County Agricultural Center www.mcagfair.com Board of Elections www.777vote.org Department of Motor Vehicles www.mva.state.md.us

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UTILITIES The Washington, D.C., region’s largest electric company is Potomac Electric Power Co. (Pepco). Allegheny Power and Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE) provide service in small areas of Montgomery County. Washington Gas Co. supplies natural gas in parts of the county, as does Allegheny Power and BGE. 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. Pepco 701 9th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C., 20068 202-833-7500 800-424-8028 www.pepco.com Maryland Public Service Commission 6 St. Paul St., 16th floor Baltimore, MD 21202 410-767-8000 800-492-0474 www.psc.state.md.us

Baltimore Gas & Electric 2 Center Plaza 110 W. Fayette St. Baltimore, MD 21201 410-685-0123 800-685-0123 www.bge.com Allegheny Power 800 Cabin Hill Drive Greensburg, PA 15601 800-255-3443 www.alleghenypower.com Washington Gas Co. Corporate Offices 6801 Industrial Road Springfield, VA 22151 703-750-1000 800-752-7520 www.washgas.com Verizon Corporate Offices 140 West St. New York, NY 10007 800-837-4966 www.verizon.com

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Pepco Senior Line Mechanic Dennis Valentine and Lineman Ryan Lemay install a new transformer in the Windsor Square Condominiums on Atlanta Drive in Glenmont.

SERVICE CENTERS Montgomery County has five regional service centers: Upcounty, Mid-County, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Silver Spring and East County. The centers link residents with the county executive and with county services and programs available to them. The mission of the regional service centers is to represent the county in their respective regions by providing liaisons between Montgomery County and residents and businesses, and by working with individuals, community groups, regional citizen advisory boards and other agencies to give information, identify and assess regional issues and recommend and/or implement solutions. For more information, go to the county website at www. montgomerycountymd.gov. East County Regional Services Center Jewru Bandeh, director 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. 3300 Briggs Chaney Road Silver Spring, MD 20904 240-777-8400 Upcounty Regional Services Center Catherine Matthews, director The Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board represents county residents living north

of Shady Grove Road. The 20-member board advises the director of the Upcounty Regional Services Center, the county executive and County Council on area needs and priorities such as transportation, human services, environment, public safety and other issues of importance. The board represents the communities of Boyds, Clarksburg, Darnestown, Damascus, Derwood, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Goshen, Laytonsville, Hyattstown, Dickerson, Barnesville, Beallsville, Tobytown, Washington Grove, Montgomery Village, Poolesville and parts of North Potomac. The board usually meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of the month at the center. 12900 Middlebrook Road Suite 1000 Germantown, MD 20874 240-777-8047

ANIMAL CONTROL Continued from Page 12 Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center Kenneth B. J. Hartman, director The Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board has 19 members that advise the director of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, the county executive and the County Council on topics such as transportation, human services, environment, public safety and other issues of local importance. The board forms opinions on issues that pertain to the board’s region — which includes Bethesda and North Bethesda, Cabin John, Chevy Chase, Friendship Heights, Garrett Park, Glen Echo and Potomac — and then makes recommendations to the appropriate county government agencies. The board usually meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of the month at the center. 4805 Edgemoor Lane Bethesda, MD 20814 240-777-8400 Silver Spring Regional Services Center The Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board represents residents living in 11 square miles in North Silver Spring, West Silver Spring, East Silver Spring, Four Corners, Takoma Park and the Central Business District. The 18-member board acts as liaison between the Silver Spring communities and the county government by identifying neighborhood and business concerns and making recommendations to county officials. It advises the Silver

Spring Regional Services Center director on area needs and priorities such as economic development, transportation, housing, education, human services and downtown redevelopment. The board meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of the month in the Silver Spring Civic Building. Reemberto Rodriguez, director One Veterans Place Silver Spring, MD 20910 240-777-8400 Mid-County Regional Services Center Ana Lopez van Balen, director The Mid-County Citizens Advisory board serves citizens in the Aspen Hill, Brookeville, Capital View, Derwood, Flower Valley, Forest Glen, Glenmont, Kemp Mill, Kensington, Layhill, parts of Laytonsville, Norbeck, Olney, Rock Creek, Sandy Spring and Wheaton areas. The 15-member board provides advice and recommendations to the county executive on policy and budget issues, planning and goal setting procedures and legislative matters; educates the community on governmental structures and services; and acts as a facilitator to foster solutions to community problems, needs and issues. Board meetings take place at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the center. 2424 Reedie Drive Wheaton, MD 20902 240-777-8400

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 Control, Humane Society and Animal Shelter 240-773-5960 Recorded information is available at 240-773-5054; www.mchumane.org Dead animal pickup For pickup of a dead animal on a county road, call 240-773-5960 For pickup of a dead animal on a state road in northern Montgomery County call 301-948-2477 For pickup of a dead animal on a state road in southern Montgomery County call 301-572-5166. 14645 Rothgeb Drive Rockville, MD 20850 Wildlife Nuisance Problems (birds in attic, groundhogs under porches, etc.) 877-463-6497 Animal Emergencies 240-773-5900 Rockville City Department of Animal Control 240-314-8930 Gaithersburg City Department of Animal Control 301-258-6343

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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. Twinbrook Library 202 Meadow Hall Drive Rockville, MD 20851 240-777-0678 301-929-5524 TTY Administrative Offices Suite 310 21 Maryland Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 240-777-0002 Ask-a-Librarian: 240-777-0001 240-777-0902 TTY www.montgomerycountymd.

gov/library Friends of the Library 240-777-0020 Telephone Reference Information 240-777-0001 240-777-0902 TTY Aspen Hill Library 4407 Aspen Hill Road Rockville, MD 20853 240-773-9410

Patrons use the Rockville Public Library.

301-871-2097 TTY Bethesda Library 7400 Arlington Road Bethesda, MD 20814 240-777-0970 301-657-0840 TTY Chevy Chase Library 8005 Connecticut Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 240-773-9590 301-657-0830 TTY Correctional Facility

Library 22880 Whelan Lane Boyds, MD 20841 240-773-9914 Damascus Library 9701 Main St. Damascus, MD 20872 240-773-9444 301-253-0148 TTY Davis Library 6400 Democracy Blvd. Bethesda, MD 20817 240-777-0922 301-897-2203 TTY Gaithersburg Library (Closed for renovation) 18330 Montgomery Village Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20879 240-773-9490 301-840-2414 TTY Interim Branch Lakeforest Mall, Second Floor (near Sears) 701 Russell Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 Germantown Library 19840 Century Blvd. Germantown, MD 20874 240-777-0110 Kensington Park Library 4201 Knowles Ave. Kensington, MD 20895 240-773-9515 301-897-2250 TTY

Little Falls Library 5501 Massachusetts Ave. Bethesda, MD 20816 240-773-9520 301-320-8813 TTY Long Branch Library 8800 Garland Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20901 240-777-0910 301-565-7662 TTY Noyes Library for Young Children 10237 Carroll Place Kensington, MD 20895 240-773-9570 Olney Library (Closed. Under renovation until late 2013) To report a technical problem: 240-777-0016 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Road Olney, MD 20832 240-773-9545 301-570-1221 TTY Kiosk library service Longwood Community Center 19300 Georgia Ave. Brookville, MD 20833 Poolesville Library 19633 Fisher Ave. Poolesville, MD 20837 240-773-9550 301-972-7825 TTY Potomac Library 10101 Glenolden Drive Potomac, MD 20854 240-777-0690 301-765-4083 TTY

Marilyn J. Praisner (Fairland) 14910 Old Columbia Pike Burtonsville, MD 20866 240-773-9460 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

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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 fulltime 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. Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department Station 15 13900 Old Columbia Pike Burtonsville, MD 20866 240-773-4715 Clarksburg Fire Station 35 22610 Gateway Center Drive Suite 400 Clarksburg, MD 20871 240-773-4735 Department of Fire and Rescue Service 100 Edison Park Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20878 240-777-2400 Damascus Volunteer Fire Station 13 Damascus, MD 20872 240-773-4713 Gaithersburg-Washington Grove Fire Station 8 801 Russell Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20879 240-773-4708 Gaithersburg Volunteer Fire Station 28 7272 Muncaster Mill Road Derwood, MD 20855 240-773-4728 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 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 Laytonsville Volunteer Fire Station 17 21400 Laytonsville Road Laytonsville, MD 20882 240-773-4717 Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Station 4 17921 Brooke Road Sandy Spring, MD 20860 240-773-4704 Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Station 40 16911 Georgia Ave. Olney, MD 20832 240-773-4740 Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Station 1 8110 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 240-773-4701 Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Station 16 111 University Blvd. E. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-593-5371 Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Station 19 1945 Seminary Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-587-3400 Takoma Park Volunteer Fire Station 2 7201 Carroll Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 240-773-4702 Wheaton Rescue Squad Rescue 2 11435 Grandview Ave. Wheaton, MD 20902 240-773-4742 Upper Montgomery County

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Firefighters at the Consumer Product Safety Commission move in to extinguish a mattress fire set to demonstrate how quickly fires spread in the home. This mattress is one that does not comply with fire safety standards. Volunteer Fire Station 14 19801 Beallsville Road Beallsville, MD 20839 240-773-4714 Fire and Rescue Commission Executive Office Building 12th floor, 101 Monroe St. Rockville, MD 20850 240-777-2408 Bethesda Fire Department Station 6 6600 Wisconsin Ave. Bethesda, MD 20815 240-773-4706 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 Cabin John Volunteer Fire Station 10 8001 River Road West Bethesda, MD 20817

240-773-4710 Cabin John Volunteer Fire Station 30 9404 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854 240-773-4730

Kensington Volunteer Fire Station 21 12500 Veirs Mill Road Kensington, MD 20853 240-773-4721

Chevy Chase Fire Station 7 8001 Connecticut Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 240-773-4707

Kensington Volunteer Fire Station 25 14401 Connecticut Ave. Layhill, MD 20906 240-773-4725

Glen Echo Volunteer Fire Station 11 5920 Massachusetts Ave. Bethesda, MD 20816 240-773-4711

Rockville Volunteer Fire Station 3 380 Hungerford Drive Rockville, MD 20850 240-773-4703

Kensington Volunteer Fire Administrative Offices P.O. Box 222 Kensington, MD 20895 301-929-8000 www.kvfd.org

Rockville Volunteer Fire Station 23 121 Rollins Ave. Rockville, MD 20852 240-773-4723

Kensington Volunteer Fire Station 5 10620 Connecticut Ave. Kensington, MD 20895 240-773-4705

Rockville Volunteer Fire Station 31 12100 Darnestown Road North Potomac, MD 20878 240-773-4731

Kensington Volunteer Fire Station 18 12251 Georgia Ave. Wheaton, MD 20902 240-773-4718

Rockville Volunteer Fire Station 33 11430 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854 240-773-4733

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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 Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, a bi-county 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 240-773-5000 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 Control Rockville, MD 20850 240-773-5960

DISTRICT STATIONS

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.

Montgomery County Police with K-9 search for a man who was said to have a gun in a neighborhood on Azalea Drive in Rockville. 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 Chevy Chase Village Police Department John Fitzgerald, Chief 5906 Connecticut Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-654-7300

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MUNICIPAL POLICE Gaithersburg City Police Department Mark Sroka, Chief 14 Fulks Corner Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-258-6400 www.gaithersburgmd.gov

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Auto Theft Unit 240-773-6370 Crime Tip Hotline 240-773-8477 Department of Corrections 240-777-9960 Domestic Violence Unit 240-773-5050

Takoma Park Police Department 7500 Maple Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-270-1100 www.takomaparkmd.gov

Family Crimes Division 240-773-5400

OTHER USEFUL NUMBERS

Maryland State Police (Rockville) 301-424-2101

Abandoned Vehicle Section 240-773-6411

Fraud Section 240-773-6330

Operation Runaway 301-251-4545

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COURTS The court system in Montgomery County is headquartered in the county seat, Rockville. Here is a brief overview of the legal system:

DISTRICT AND CIRCUIT COURT There are two levels of trial courts: the state-run District Court, operating in Rockville and Silver Spring, and the county-run Circuit Court of Montgomery County (part of Maryland’s Sixth Judicial Circuit with Frederick) in Rockville. Generally speaking, the District Court handles small claims cases, as well as misdemeanors and felonies with penalties of less than three years in jail or as much as $2,500 in fines. Speeding, red-light running, drunken driving and landlord-tenant

cases generally are heard there. All trials in District Court are argued before a judge; the court hears no jury trials. The Circuit Court handles major civil and criminal cases, family law cases such as divorce and custody, and appeals from the District Court. It is the only court in the county to have jury trials. Juvenile Court is part of the Circuit Court, but is temporarily housed at District Court in Rockville until the Circuit Court is expanded. The county’s District Court has 11 judges, including Administrative Judge Eugene Wolfe. The county’s Circuit Court has 22 judges, including County Administrative Judge John W. Debelius III.Information can be found at www.courts. state.md.us.

STATE’S ATTORNEY’S OFFICE The state’s attorney for Montgomery County serves an elected four-year term. John McCarthy (D) was elected to the office in 2006 and again in 2010.

COURTHOUSES Main District Courthouse 191 E. Jefferson St. Rockville, MD 20850 Administrative clerk: 301-563-8800 Civil office: 301-563-8800 Criminal, traffic office: 301-563-8800 Child Support: 800-332-6347 The Juvenile Office, which is part of the Circuit Court but located in the District Courthouse: 240-777-9530 Silver Spring District Courthouse 8552 Second Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-563-8500 Circuit Court of Montgomery County Judicial Center 50 Maryland Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 Clerk’s Office: 240-777-9400 Jury duty questions: 240-777-9090 State’s Attorney’s Office Judicial

BETHESDA-CHEVY CHASE • EAST COUNTY MID-COUNTY SILVER SPRING • UPCOUNTY Montgomery County Government Regional Services Centers Serving local communities since 1977 The Regional Services Centers offer: • Problem Solving & Partnerships • Local Advisory Boards • Services & Information • Meeting space rentals • Urban promotions and maintenance Service Areas Bethesda/Chevy Chase/Greater Rockville Eastern Montgomery Mid-County Silver Spring Upcounty

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Center Fifth Floor 50 Maryland Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 240-777-7300 Bar Association of Montgomery County The bar foundation offers help to people who meet certain income guidelines. 27 W. Jefferson St. Rockville, MD 20850 301-424-3454 www.montbar.org Lawyer Referral Service 301-279-9100 Pro Bono Program 301-424-7651 The Office of the Public Defender (criminal cases only) 191 E. Jefferson St. Rockville, MD 20850 240-773-9600 http://www.opd.state.md.us/

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS Charles W. Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity The center offers immigration advice,

health services, English classes and other resources. 11319 Elkin St. Wheaton, MD 20902 240-777-4940 Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Charles W. Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity Upcounty Satellite Region 12900 Middlebrook Road Germantown, MD 20874 240-777-4940 Legal Aid Bureaus Montgomery Satellite Office 51 Monroe St. Rockville, MD 20850 240-314-0373 888-215-5316 www.mdlab.org 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday Montgomery County Family Justice Center Eagle Building, Fifth Floor 600 Jefferson Plaza Rockville. MD 20852 240-773-0444 Crisis Line: 240-777-4000 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday

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TRANSIT MONTGOMERY COUNTY 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 might 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.

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 Maintenance problems: 240-7778740 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-LaurelBurtonsville 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. 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 Avenue-Maryland Line.

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Morning commuters enter and leave the Bethesda Metro station using the escalator from Wisconsin Avenue. 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 mcdot.trips@montgomerycountymd.gov

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 240-7775870, 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.

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BUSINESSES MONTGOMERY COUNTY BUSINESS CHAMBERS AND ORGANIZATIONS

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The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce advocates on behalf of its member companies, and businesses in general, to promote a health 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.

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County 4833 Rugby Ave. Suite 500-A Bethesda, MD 20814 301-842-4226 http://hccmc.org/ info@hccmc.org

Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase 7910 Woodmont Ave. Suite 1204 Bethesda, MD 20814 301-652-4900 bccchamber.org

African American Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County P.O. Box 2206 Montgomery Village, MD 20886 301-428-9715 aacc-mc.com info@aacc-mc.com

Gaithersburg-Germantown 4 Professional Drive Suite 132 Gaithersburg, MD 20879 301-840-1400 ggchamber.org Montgomery County 51 Monroe St. Suite 1800 Rockville, MD 20850 301-738-0015 montgomerycountychamber.com

Olney 3460 Olney-Laytonsville Road Suite 211 Olney, MD 20832 301-774-7117 olneymd.org chamber@olneymd.org

Rockville Chamber of Commerce 1 Research Court Suite 450 Rockville, MD 20850 301-424-9300 rockvillechamber.org rockville@rockvillechamber.org

Poolesville P.O. Box 256 Poolesville, MD 20837 301-349-5753 pacc.cc info@poolesvillechamber.com

Greater Silver Spring 8601 Georgia Ave. Suite 203 Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-565-3777 silverspringchamber.com

Potomac 10220 River Road P.O. Box 59160 Potomac, MD 20859 301-299-2170 potomacchamber.org

Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce 2401 Blueridge Ave. Suite 101 Wheaton, MD 20902 301-949-0080

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Asian PaciďŹ c American Chamber of Commerce 3204 Tower Oaks Blvd. Suite 208A Rockville, MD 20852 301-424-1471 apacc.us

Montgomery County Burtonsville...............240-773-2007 Cabin John .............. 240-773-2005 Chevy Chase ........... 240-773-2009 Cloverly .................... 240-773-2010 Darnestown ............. 240-773-2028 Falls Grove................ 240-773-2018

Milestone ................. 240-773-2016 Montrose ................. 240-773-2003 Muddy Branch......... 240-773-2057 Olney ....................... 240-773-2019 Pike........................... 240-773-2055 VIST OUR NEW REAL-TIME INVENTORY Potomac .................. 240-773-2020

WEB APPLICATION http://montgomerycountymd. gov/dlcsearch

Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 910 Germantown, MD 20875 202-587-0736 mahcc.org

info@apacc.us Rockville Economic Development Inc. 95 Monroe St. Rockville, MD 20850 301-315-8096 rockvilleredi.org 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 – 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

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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

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

See weekly & monthly sales, store hours and locations on our website montgomerycountymd.gov/dlc

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Maryland's Social Host Responsibility Law makes it illegal for any adult to serve or provide alcohol to youth under 21. 1889249

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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.

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

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.montgomerygeneral.com 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.shadygroveadventisthospital. com Suburban Hospital 8600 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-896-3100 www.suburbanhospital.org

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Montgomery Blair High School students (from left) Charu Bhandari, Flor de Lis Siria and Cherrah Barclay learn the basics of CPR using a bag valve mask from instructor Christen Phillips (left) at a Docs for a Day program at MedStar Health’s Clinical Simulation Lab in Northwest Washington. Germantown, MD 20874 240-777-3420

Mid-County Health Center 1335 Piccard Drive Rockville, MD 20850 240-777-1600 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

Washington Adventist Hospital 7600 Carroll Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-891-7600 www.washingtonadventisthospital. com

Dennis Avenue Health Center 2000 Dennis Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20902 240-777-1790

Germantown Health Center Upcounty Regional Services Center 12900 Middlebrook Road Second floor

Disease Control and Vital Records 240-777-1755

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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 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

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, third 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. Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County 301-652-0717 www.crcmc.org

HOSPICES 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 www.hospicecaring.org Holy Cross Home Care/Hospice

Jewish Social Service Agency Senior services, special needs services, workshops and groups 6123 Montrose Road Rockville, MD 20852 301-818-3700 www.jssa.org Threshold Services Inc. 1398 Lamberton Drive Silver Spring, Md. 20902 301-754-1102 www.thresholdservices.org Threshold Services 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

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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 2016Shirley 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 2013

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AUG. 26: First day of school for students.

JAN. 1: New Year’s Day. Offices and schools closed.

SEPT. 2: Labor Day. Offices and schools closed.

JAN. 20: Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Day. Offices and schools closed.

SEPT 5: Rosh Hashanah. No school for students and teachers.

JAN. 21: Professional day for teachers. No school for students.

SEPT. 27: Tentative, early-release day K-12. Students dismissed after lunch.

FEB. 17: Presidents’ Day. Offices and schools closed.

OCT. 18: MSEA Conference/MCAAP Fall Conference. No school for students and teachers.

FEB. 28: Tentative, early-release day K-12. Planning/grading. Students dismissed after lunch.

NOV. 1: Professional day for teachers. No school for students.

MARCH 28: Professional day for teachers. No school for students.

NOV. 11: Early release day K-8. Parent conferences. Students dismissed after lunch.

APRIL 14-17: Spring break. No school for students and teachers.

NOV. 12: Early release day K-8. Parent conferences. Students dismissed after lunch.

APRIL 18: Easter. Offices and schools closed.

NOV. 27: Early release prior to Thanksgiving holiday.

APRIL 21: Easter. Offices and schools closed.

NOV. 28-29: Thanksgiving. Offices and schools closed.

MAY 26: 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. 23, 26, 27, 30, 31: Winter break. No school for students and teachers.

JUNE 13: Professional day for teachers.

NOTE: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, is the Maryland State Gubernatorial Primary Election date.

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, the school year will be extended by 5 days, 1 day to June 13, 2014; 6 days, 2 days to June 13 and 16, 2014; 7 days, 3 days to June 13, 16, and 17, 2014; 8 days, 4 days to June 13, 16, 17, and 18, 2014; 9 days, 5 days to June 13, 16, 17, 18, and 19, 2014.

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PUBLIC SCHOOLS BETHESDA-CHEVY CHASE CLUSTER

Bel Pre Elementary 13801 Rippling Brook Drive Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-460-2145

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High 4301 East West Highway Bethesda, MD 20814 240-497-6300

Flora M. Singer Elementary School 2600 Hayden Drive Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-649-8000

Westland Middle 5511 Massachusetts Ave. Bethesda, MD 20816 301-320-6515

Georgian Forest Elementary 3100 Regina Drive Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-460-2170

Bethesda Elementary 7600 Arlington Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-657-4979

Strathmore Elementary 3200 Beaverwood Lane Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-460-2135

Chevy Chase Elementary 4015 Rosemary St. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-657-4994

Eastern Middle 300 University Blvd. E. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-650-6650

North Chevy Chase Elementary 3700 Jones Bridge Road Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-657-4950 Rock Creek Forest Elementary 8330 Grubb Road Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-650-6410 Rosemary Hills Elementary 2111 Porter Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-650-6400 Somerset Elementary 5811 Warwick Place Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-657-4985 Westbrook Elementary 5110 Allan Terrace Bethesda, MD 20816 301-320-6506 Public elementary schools Bethesda-Chevy Chase Cluster

WINSTON CHURCHILL CLUSTER Winston Churchill High 11300 Gainsborough Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-469-1200

Cabin John Middle Housed at Tilden Holding Center 6300 Tilden Lane Rockville, MD 20852 10701 Gainsborough Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-469-1150 Herbert Hoover Middle Temporary location until August 2013: 6300 Tilden Lane Rockville, MD 20852

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Bill Mills takes pictures outside of Beverly Farms Elementary School. Mills retired this year after serving as the photographer for Montgomery County Public Schools for 46 years. 8810 Post Oak Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-469-1010 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 Public elementary schools Winston Churchill Cluster

CLARKSBURG CLUSTER

Clarksburg High 22500 Wims Road Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-444-3000

Neelsville Middle 11700 Neelsville Church Road Germantown, MD 20876 301-353-8064

Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-540-5535

Rocky Hill Middle 22401 Brick Haven Way Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-353-8282

Damascus High 25921 Ridge Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-7030

Cedar Grove Elementary 24001 Ridge Road Germantown, MD 20876 301-253-7000

John T. Baker Middle 25400 Oak Drive Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-7010

Clarksburg Elementary 13530 Redgrave Place Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-353-8060

Clearspring Elementary 9930 Moyer Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-7004

Capt. James E. Daly Elementary 20301 Brandermill Drive Germantown, MD 20876 301-353-0939

Damascus Elementary 10201 Bethesda Church Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-7080

Fox Chapel Elementary 19315 Archdale Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-353-8055 William B. Gibbs Jr. Elementary 12615 Royal Crown Drive Germantown, MD 20876 301-353-0800 Little Bennett Elementary 23930 Burdette Forest Road

DAMASCUS CLUSTER

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

DOWNCOUNTY CONSORTIUM

Montgomery Blair High 51 University Blvd. E. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-649-2800 Albert Einstein High 11135 Newport Mill Road Kensington, MD 20895 301-929-2200 John F. Kennedy High 1901 Randolph Road Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-929-2100 Northwood High 919 University Blvd. W. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-649-8088 Wheaton High 12601 Dalewood Drive Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-929-2050 Argyle Middle 2400 Bel Pre Road Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-460-2400 Arcola Elementary 1820 Franwall Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-649-8590

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 Pine Crest Elementary 201 Woodmoor Drive Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-649-8066 Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle 11800 Monticello Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-649-8100 Glenallan Elementary Temporarily located at: 13313 Old Columbia Pike Silver Spring, MD 20904 12520 Heurich Road Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-929-2014 Kemp Mill Elementary 411 Sisson St. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-649-8046 A. Mario Loiederman Middle 12701 Goodhill Road Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-929-2282

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PUBLIC SCHOOLS Continued from Page 27 Viers Mill Elementary 11711 Joseph Mill Road Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-929-2165 Weller Road Elementary Temporarily Located At: 5701 Grosvenor Lane Bethesda, MD 20814 3301 Weller Road Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-929-2010 Newport Mill Middle 11311 Newport Mill Road Kensington, MD 20895 301-929-2244 Highland Elementary 3100 Medway St. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-929-2040

Oakland Terrace Elementary 2720 Plyers Mill Road Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-929-2161 Rock View Elementary 3901 Denfeld Ave.

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Parkland Middle 4610 W. Frankfort Drive Rockville, MD 20853 301-438-5700 Brookhaven Elementary 4610 Renn St. Rockville, MD 20853 301-460-2140 Harmony Hills Elementary 13407 Lydia St. Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-929-2157 Sargent Shriver Elementary 12518 Greenly Drive Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-929-4426 Wheaton Woods Elementary 4510 Faroe Place Rockville, MD 20853 301-929-2018 Silver Spring International Middle 313 Wayne Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-650-6544 Forest Knolls Elementary

10830 Eastwood Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-649-8060 Highland View Elementary 9010 Providence Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-650-6426

301-650-6440 Takoma Park Middle 7611 Piney Branch Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-650-6444 East Silver Spring Elementary 631 Silver Spring Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-650-6420

Rolling Terrace Elementary Spanish Immersion/International Magnet 705 Bayfield St. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-431-7600

Piney Branch Elementary 7510 Maple Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-891-8000

Sligo Creek Elementary 500 Schuyler Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-562-2722

Takoma Park Elementary 7511 Holly Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-650-6414

Sligo Middle 1401 Dennis Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-649-8121

GAITHERSBURG CLUSTER

Glen Haven Elementary 10900 Inwood Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-649-8051 Woodlin Elementary 2101 Luzerne Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910

Gaithersburg High 314 S. Frederick Ave. 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 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.

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PUBLIC SCHOOLS PUBLIC SCHOOLS Continued from Page 30 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 Ashburton Elementary 6314 Lone Oak Drive Bethesda, MD 20817 301-571-6959 Farmland Elementary 7000 Old Gate Road Rockville, MD 20852 301-230-5919 Garrett Park Elementary 4810 Oxford St. Kensington, MD 20895 301-929-2170 Kensington Parkwood Elementary 4710 Saul Road Kensington, MD 20895 301-571-6949 Luxmanor Elementary 6201 Tilden Lane Rockville, MD 20852 301-230-5914 Wyngate Elementary 9300 Wadsworth Drive Bethesda, MD 20817 301-571-6979

COL. ZADOK MAGRUDER CLUSTER

Col. Zadok Magruder High 5939 Muncaster Mill Road Rockville, MD 20855 301-840-4600

Redland Middle 6505 Muncaster Mill Road Rockville, MD 20855 301-840-4680 Shady Grove Middle 8100 Midcounty Highway Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-548-7540

DAN GROSS/THE GAZETTE

(From left) Josue Gonzales-Mayorga, Mariely Ramirez, Nelson Valzsquez, teacher Damian Grasso and Christiana Ortiz Skype about healthy foods with Dalry Primary School students in Edinburgh, Scotland. Candlewood Elementary 7210 Osprey Drive Rockville, MD 20855 301-840-7167 Cashell Elementary 17101 Cashell Road Rockville, MD 20853 301-924-3130 Flower Hill Elementary 18425 Flower Hill Way Gaithersburg, MD 20879 301-840-7161 Mill Creek Towne Elementary 17700 Park Mill Drive Rockville, MD 20855 301-840-7149 Judith A. Resnik Elementary 7301 Hadley Farms Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20879 301-670-8200 Sequoyah Elementary 17301 Bowie Mill Road Derwood, MD 20855 301-840-5335

RICHARD MONTGOMERY CLUSTER Richard Montgomery High 250 Richard Montgomery Drive Rockville, MD 20852

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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

Beall Elementary 451 Beall Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 301-279-8460

Benjamin Banneker Middle 14800 Perrywood Drive Burtonsville, MD 20866 301-989-5747

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

Ritchie Park Elementary 1514 Dunster Road Rockville, MD 20854 301-279-8475

William H. Farquhar Middle 16915 Batchellors Forest Road Olney, MD 20832 301-924-3100

Twinbrook Elementary 5911 Ridgway Ave. Rockville, MD 20851 301-230-5925

Francis Scott Key Middle 910 Schindler Drive Silver Spring, MD 20903 301-422-5600

NORTHEAST CONSORTIUM

White Oak Middle 12201 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-989-5780

James Hubert Blake High 300 Norwood Road Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-879-1300 Paint Branch High 14121 Old Columbia Pike Burtonsville, MD 20866

Burtonsville Elementary 15516 Old Columbia Pike Burtonsville, MD 20866 301-989-5654 Fairland Elementary 14315 Fairdale Road

Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-989-5658 Greencastle Elementary 13611 Robey Road Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-595-2940 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 Silver 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

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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

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ROCKVILLE CLUSTER

Rockville High 2100 Baltimore Road Rockville, MD 20851 301-517-8105

Earle B. Wood Middle 14615 Bauer Drive Rockville, MD 20853 301-460-2150 Lucy V. Barnsley Elementary 14516 Nadine Drive Rockville, MD 20853 301-460-2121 Flower Valley Elementary 4615 Sunower Drive

Rockville, MD 20853 301-924-3135 Maryvale Elementary 1000 First St. Rockville, MD 20850 301-279-4990 Meadow Hall Elementary 951 Twinbrook Parkway Rockville, MD 20851 301-279-4988 Rock Creek Valley Elementary 5121 Russett Road Rockville, MD 20853 301-460-2195

WALT WHITMAN CLUSTER

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

301-279-8550 Cold Spring Elementary 9201 Falls Chapel Way Potomac, MD 20854 301-279-8480

Bradley Hills Elementary Temporarily housed at: 7000 Radnor Road Bethesda, MD 20817 301-571-6966

DuFief Elementary 15001 DuFief Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-279-4980

Burning Tree Elementary 7900 Beech Tree Road Bethesda, MD 20817 301-320-6510 Carderock Springs Elementary 7401 Persimmon Tree Lane Bethesda, MD 20817 301-469-1034 Wood Acres Elementary 5800 Cromwell Drive Bethesda, MD 20816 301-320-6502

WOOTTON CLUSTER

Thomas S. Wootton High 2100 Wootton Parkway Rockville, MD 20850

Fallsmead Elementary 1800 Greenplace Terrace Rockville, MD 20850 301-279-4984 Lakewood Elementary 2534 Lindley Terrace Rockville, MD 20850 301-279-8465 Stone Mill Elementary 14323 Stonebridge View Drive North Potomac, MD 20878 301-279-4975 Travilah Elementary 13801 DuFief Mill Road North Potomac, MD 20878 301-840-7153

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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.

UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF MARYLAND UNIVERSITIES AT SHADY GROVE

www.shadygrove.umd.edu 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.

MONTGOMERY COLLEGE

www.montgomerycollege.edu Montgomery College serves about 60,000 students per year through credit and noncredit 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 four-year 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.

UNIVERSITIES AT SHADY GROVE 9630 Gudelsky Drive Rockville, MD 20850 301-738-6000 301-738-6088 TTY www.shadygrove.umd.edu

MONTGOMERY COLLEGE Rockville campus 51 Mannakee St. Rockville, MD 20850 240-567-5000

Germantown campus 20200 Observation Drive Germantown, MD 20876

240-567-7700 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 Montgomery County Campus 9601 Medical Center Drive Rockville, MD 20850 301-294-7000 www.jhu.edu

WASHINGTON ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY 7600 Flower Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-891-4000 www.wau.edu

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PRIVATE SCHOOLS Thomas Edison High School of Technology 12501 Dalewood Drive Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-929-2175 Needwood Academy 14501 Avery Road Rockville, MD 20853 301-279-4912 Fleet Street Program 14501 Avery Lane Rockville, MD 20853 301-517-5860 Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents (RICA) 15000 Broschart Road Rockville, MD 20850 301-251-6900 Randolph Academy 14501 Avery Road Rockville, MD 20853 301-517-8616 Glenmont Program 8001 Lynnbrook Center Bethesda, MD 20814 301-657-4977

Hadley Farms Program 7401 Hadley Farms Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20879 301-548-4960 Stephen Knolls School 10731 St. Margaret’s Way Kensington, MD 20895 301-929-2151 Longview School 13900 Bromfield Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-601-4830 Phoenix at Needwood Academy 14501 Avery Road Rockville, MD 20853 301-279-4925

Germantown, MD 20874 301-601-0991 www.academyofthechild.com

Barnesville, MD 20838 301-972-0341 www.barnesvilleschool.org

Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-8500 www.bullis.org

Academy of the Holy Cross 4920 Strathmore Ave. Kensington, MD 20895 301-942-2100 www.academyoftheholycross. org

Barrie School 13500 Layhill Road Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-576-2800 www.barrie.org

Butler School 15951 Germantown Road Darnestown, MD 20874 301-977-6600 www.butlerschool.org

Brookewood School 10401 Armory Ave. Kensington, MD 20895 301-949-7997 www.brookewood.org

Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Grades K-6 1901 E. Jefferson St. Rockville, MD 20852

Julia Brown Montessori 1300 Milestone Drive Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-622-7808 www. juliabrownmontessorischools. com

Grades 7-12 11710 Hunters Lane Rockville, MD 20852 301-881-1400 www.cesjds.org

Alim Academy Muslim community schools for students grades Pre-K through 12 7917 Montrose Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-340-6713 www.mymcs.org

Rock Terrace School 390 Martins Lane Rockville, MD 20850 301-279-4940

Auburn School 9545 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-588-8048 www.theauburnschool.org

Carl Sandburg Learning Center 451 Meadow Hall Drive Rockville, MD 20851 301-279-8490

The Avalon School 200 W. Diamond Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-963-8022 www.avalonschools.org

Julia Brown Montessori 3400 Queen Mary Drive Olney, MD 20832 301-774-5700 www. juliabrownmontessorischools. com

Academy of the Child 19711 Waters Road

Barnesville School 21830 Peach Tree Road

Bullis School 10601 Falls Road

Chelsea School 711 Pershing Drive Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-585-1430 www.chelseaschool.edu Children’s Learning Center 4511 Bestor Drive Rockville, MD 20853 301-871-6600 www.clcmd.org

Christ Episcopal School 22 West Jefferson St. Rockville, MD 20850 301-424-6550 www.ce-srockville.org Concord Hill School 6050 Wisconsin Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-654-2626 www.concordhill.org Connelly School of the Holy Child 9029 Bradley Blvd. Potomac, MD 20854 301-365-0955 www.holychild.org The Diener School 11510 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-4602 www.thedienerschool.org Echelon Academy 900 Olney Sandy Spring Road Sandy Spring, MD 20854 301-570-0999 www.echelonacademy.com

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Bethesda, MD 20817 301-365-4355 www.theprimarydayschool.org

955 Sligo Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-495-6672 www.nora-school.org

Sandy Spring Friends School 16923 Norwood Road Sandy Spring, MD 20860 301-774-7455 www.ssfs.org

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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 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

Seneca Academy 15601 Germantown Road Darnestown, MD 20874 301-869-3728 www.senecaacademy.org School for Tomorrow 4511 Bestor Dive Rockville, MD 20853 301-460-4747 www.schoolfortomorrow.net Sidwell Friends School 5100 Edgemoor Lane Bethesda, MD 20814 202-537-6900 www.sidwell.edu St. Andrew’s Episcopal School 8804 Postoak Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-983-5200

www.saes.org St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Lower Campus 10033 River Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-983-5200 www.saes.org St. Andrew Apostle School 11602 Kemp Mill Road Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-649-3555 www.standrewapostle.org St. Bartholomew School 6900 River Road Bethesda, MD 20817 301-229-5586 www.stbartholomew.org/ school St. Bernadette’s School 80 University Blvd. E. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-593-5611 www.st-bernadetteelem.com 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. Elizabeth Catholic School 917 Montrose Road Rockville, MD 20852 301-881-1824 www.stelizabethschoolmd.org St. Jude Regional Catholic School 4820 Walbridge St. Rockville, MD 20853 301-946-7888 www.stjudesschool.org St. Mary’s Parish School 600 Veirs Mill Road Rockville, MD 20852 301-762-4179 www.tmaryschoolrockville.org St. Patrick’s Catholic School 4101 Norbeck Road Rockville, MD 20853 301-929-9672 www.stpatricksrockville.com Stone Ridge School of the

Sacred Heart 9101 Rockville Pike Bethesda, MD 20814 301-657-4322 www.stoneridge.org Washington Episcopal School 5600 Little Falls Parkway Bethesda, MD 20816 301-652-7878 www.w-e-s.org Washington Hebrew Congregation Early childhood center and primary school 11810 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-279-7505 www.whcecc.org Washington Waldorf School 4800 Sangamore Road Bethesda, MD 20816 301-229-6107 www.washingtonwaldorf.org Woods Academy 6801 Greentree Road Bethesda, MD 20817 301-365-3080 www.woodsacademy.org

Community Montessori Charter School 3015 Upton Drive Kensington, MD 20895 45-day Interim Program 14501 Avery Road Rockville, MD 20853 301-517-5884 Manor Montessori Bethesda Campus 5450 Mass. Ave Bethesda, MD 20816 301-299-7400 www.manormontessori.com Manor Montessori Rockville Campus Rockville, MD 20852 11200 Old Georgetown Road Rockville, MD 20852 301-299-7400 www.manormontessori.com St. Raphael School 1513 Dunster Road Rockville, MD 20854 301-762-2143 www.straphaelschoolmd.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. 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 the council homepage and clicking on the “Now on TV link” on the right side of the page under the heading “County Cable Montgomery.” For general information about the Council, call 240-777-7900. For information on county services, go to www.montgomerycountymd.gov. Here you will find 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 data.montgomerycounty.gov.To contact the county for nonemergency 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.

Isiah Leggett, County Executive 240-777-2500 ocemail@montgomerycountymd.gov Roger Berliner (D-Dist. 1), Bethesda 240-777-7828 councilmember.berliner@ montgomerycountymd.gov Nancy Navarro (D-Dist. 4), Silver Spring Council President 240-777-7968 councilmember.navarro@ montgomerycountymd.gov Valerie Ervin (D-Dist. 5), Silver Spring 240-777-7960 councilmember.ervin@ montgomerycountymd.gov Philip M. Andrews (D-Dist. 3), Gaithersburg 240-777-7906 councilmember.andrews@ montgomerycountymd.gov Marc Elrich (D-At large), Takoma Park 240-777-7966 councilmember.elrich@ montgomerycountymd.gov Nancy M. Floreen (D-At large), Garrett Park 240-777-7959 councilmember.floreen@ montgomerycountymd.gov George L. Leventhal (D-At large), Takoma Park 240-777-7811 councilmember.leventhal@ montgomerycountymd.gov

DAN GROSS/THE GAZETTE

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett speaks at a news conference about effects that sequestration would have on the region. At left is Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker.

Craig L. Rice (D-Dist. 2), Germantown Council vice president 240-777-7955 councilmember.rice@ montgomerycountymd.gov

councilmember.riemer@ montgomerycountymd.gov

Hans Riemer (D-At large), Silver Spring 240-777-7964

The Planning Board, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and

PLANNING BOARD

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 four-year terms and are limited to two full terms. The chairman is appointed by the County Council. Chairman: Françoise Carrier Vice Chairman: Marye Wells-Harley

Commissioner: Amy Presley Commissioner: Norman Dreyfuss Commissioner: Casey Anderson 301-495-4600 www.montgomeryplanningboard.org mcp-chair@mncppc-mc.org

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LEGISLATORS Most state officials, including the governor and members of the General Assembly, are elected to four-year terms. The next election for state officials is in 2014. The General Assembly, consisting of the state Senate and the House of Delegates, begins its 90-day session on the second Wednesday in January in Annapolis (although some legislative committees meet at other times during the year). Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are elected every two years. The next general election is scheduled for November 2014. Members of the U.S. Senate are elected every six years.

TOP OFFICIALS

Governor • Martin O’Malley (D) State House 100 State Circle Annapolis, MD 21401 401-974-3901 800-811-8336 www.gov.state.md.us/mail Lt. Governor • Anthony G. Brown (D) State House 100 State Circle Annapolis, MD 21401 410-974-2804 ltgovernor@gov.state.md.us Secretary of State • John P. McDonough Jeffrey Building 16 Francis St. Annapolis, MD 21401 410-974-5521 888-874-0013 Attorney General • Douglas F. Gansler (D) 200 St. Paul Place Baltimore, MD 21202 410-576-6300 oag@oag.state.md.us Comptroller • Peter V.R. Franchot (D) P.O. Box 466 80 Calvert St. Annapolis, MD 21404 410-260-7801 pfranchot@comp.state.md.us

State Treasurer • Nancy K. Kopp (D) 80 Calvert St. Annapolis, MD 21401 410-260-7160 800-974-0468 (toll free) treasurer@treasurer.state.md.us

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Senate President • Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Dist. 27), Chesapeake Beach H-107 State House Annapolis. MD 21401 301-858-3700 thomas.v.mike.miller@senate.state. md.us

Senate Minority Leader • E.J. Pipkin (R-Dist. 36), Elkton 403 James Senate Office Building 11 Bladen St. Annapolis, MD 21401 301-858-3639 ej.pipkin@senate.state.md.us

Speaker of the House • Michael E. Busch (D-Dist. 30), Annapolis H-101 State House Annapolis, MD 21401 301-858-3800 michael.busch@house.state.md.us House Minority Leader •Anthony J. O’Donnell (R-Dist. 29C), Lusby 212 House Office Building 6 Bladen St. Annapolis, MD 21401 301-858-3314 anthony.odonnell@house.state.md.us

LAWMAKERS FROM MONTGOMERY

Correspondence to a House delegate should include the delegate’s name and room number, followed by House Office Building, 6 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401. Email: first name.last name@senate. state.md.us What follows is a list of state legislators from Montgomery County and the areas they represent.

DISTRICT 14

Senator • Karen S. Montgomery (D), Brookeville 11 Bladen St. James Senate Office Building Annapolis, MD 21401 301-858-3625 Delegates • Anne R. Kaiser (D), Calverton Room 151 301-858-3036 • Eric G. Luedtke (D) of Burtonsville Room 222 301-858-3110 • Craig J. Zucker (D), Brookeville Room 224 301-858-3380

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DISTRICT 15

Senator • Robert J. Garagiola (D), Germantown Room 104 11 Bladen St. James Senate Office Building Annapolis, MD 21401 301-858-3169 Delegates • Kathleen M. Dumais (D), Bethesda Vice Chairwoman of Judiciary Room 101 301-858-3052 • Brian J. Feldman (D), Potomac Montgomery House Delegation Chairman

Room 350 301-858-3186 • Aruna Miller (R), Darnestown Room 225 301-858-3090

DISTRICT 18

Senator • Richard S. Madaleno Jr. (D), Kensington Room 203 11 Bladen St. James Senate Office Building Annapolis, MD 21401 301-858-3137 Delegates • Ana Sol Gutierrez (D), Chevy Chase

Room 220 301-858-3181 • Alfred C. Carr Jr. (D), Kensington Room 222 301-858-3638 • Jeffrey D. Waldstreicher (D-Dist. 18), Kensington Room 221 301-858-3130

DISTRICT 19

Senator • Roger Manno (D), Silver Spring 3 West Wing 11 Bladen St. Miller Senate Office Building

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LEGISLATORS

Continued from Page 38 Annapolis, MD 21401 301-858-3151 Delegates • Sam Arora (D), Silver Spring Room 224 301-858-3528 • Benjamin F. Kramer (D), Derwood Room 226 301-858-3485 • Bonnie L. Cullison (D), Aspen Hill Room 220 301-858-3883

DISTRICT 20

Senator • Jamie B. Raskin (D-Dist. 20), Takoma Park Room 122 11 Bladen St. James Senate Office Building Annapolis, MD 21401 301-858-3634 Delegates • Tom Hucker (D), Silver Spring Room 210 301-858-3474 • Sheila Ellis Hixson (D), Silver Spring Chairwoman of Ways and Means Committee

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DISTRICT 16

Senator • Brian E. Frosh (D), Bethesda Chairman of Judicial Proceedings 2 East Wing 11 Bladen St. Miller Senate Office Building Annapolis, MD 21401 301-858-3124 Delegates • Ariana B. Kelly (D), Bethesda Room 210 301-858-3642 • Susan C. Lee (D), Bethesda Room 414 301-858-3649 • C. William Frick (D), Bethesda Room 219 301-858-3454

DISTRICT 17

Senator • Jennie M. Forehand (D), Rockville Room 223 11 Bladen St. James Senate Office Building

Annapolis, MD 21401 301-858-3134 Delegates • Kumar P. Barve (D), Gaithersburg Room 361 301-858-3464 House Majority Leader • James W. Gilchrist (D), Rockville Room 221 301-858-3744 • Luiz R.S. Simmons (D), Rockville Room 226 301-858-3037

U.S. SENATE

• Barbara A. Mikulski (D), Baltimore 503 Hart Senate Office U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 202-224-4654 www.mikulski.senate.gov • Benjamin L. Cardin (D), Pikesville 509 Hart Senate Office Building U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 202-224-4524 www.cardin.senate.gov

U.S. HOUSE

• John Delaney (D-Dist. 6), Potomac 1632 Longworth House Office Building

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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 artswise, you can find it here. Experience world-class community theater; discover programs for children that inspire youthful imaginations; and immerse yourself in the ambiance of our communities. Adventure Theatre Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo, MD 20812 301-634-2270 www.adventuretheatre.org 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 artists@alog.org ArtSites, the Guild for Judaic Art Tikvat Israel Congregation

2200 Baltimore Road Rockville, MD 20851 301-838-4336 www.artsitesjudaica.org Bethesda Art Walk Second Friday of every month 301-215-6660 www.bethesda.org/bethesda/ art-walk Bethesda Fine Arts Festival May 11-12, 2013 301-215-6660 www.bethesda.org/bethesda/ bethesda-fine-arts-festival Bethesda Urban Partnership 7700 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-215-6660 www.bethesda.org

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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 301-585-2422 Capitalaccord.org City of Rockville, Arts Division 603 Edmonston Drive Rockville, MD 20851 Julie Farrell, 240-314-8682 www.rockvillemd.gov/arts Civic Ballet, Rockville Chorus, Concert Band, Rockville Regional Youth Orchestra, Glenview Mansion Gallery, F. Scott Fitzgerald Theater, Art in Public Places NIH Clinical Center Galleries Mark Hatfield Building, First Floor 10 Center Drive Bethesda, MD 20892 301-594-5923

Damascus Theatre Company P. O. Box 185 Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-6210 www.damascustheatre.org F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre 603 Edmonston Drive Rockville, MD 20851 240-314-8690 www.rockvillemd.gov 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

Gaithersburg Community Chorus Activity Center at Bohrer Park 506 S. Frederick Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 Nansie Wilde, 301-258-6350 www.gaithersburgmd.gov Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association www.gaithersburgfinearts.org gaithersburgfineartsassoc@ gmail.com Glen Echo Yellow Barn Studio Gallery 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo, MD 20812 301-371-5593 www.yellowbarnstudio.com The Heart of Maryland Chorus A chapter of Sweet Adelines International 100 Nelson St. Rockville, MD 20850 301-230-1444 www.homchorus.org Heritage-O’Neill Theatre 4010 Randolph Road Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-770-9080 www.theheritagetheatre.org

Holton-Arms School Center of the Arts 7303 River Road Bethesda, MD 20817 301-365-6098 www.holton-arms.edu Imagination Stage 4908 Auburn Ave. Bethesda, MD 20814 Info: 301-961-6060 Box office: 301-280-1660 www.imaginationstage.org Institute of Musical Traditions Takoma Park, MD 20913 301-754-3611 www.imtfolk.org InterAct Story Theatre 32 Pennydog Court Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-879-9305 www.interactstory.com International Conservatory of Music The John E. Marlow Classical Guitar Series 7001 Delaware St. Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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CULTURE CULTURE

Orchestras The Music Center at Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda, MD 20852 301-581-5208 www.mcyo.org

Continued from Page 40 301-654-6403 www.marlowguitar.org Kentlands Mansion 20 Kent Square Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-258-6425 www.gaithersburgmd.gov/ kentlandsmansion

McCrillis Gardens 6910 Greentree Road Bethesda, MD 20817 301-962-1455 www.brooksidegardens.org Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy 10076 Darnestown Road, Suite 202 Rockville, MD 20850 301-762-1757 www.mbtdance.org

Kensington Arts Theatre 3710 Mitchell St. Kensington, MD 20895 206-888-6642 www.katonline.org Liz Lerman Dance Exchange 7117 Maple Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-270-6700 www.danceexchange.org

Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts at Rockville (VisArts) 155 Gibbs St. Rockville, MD 20850 301-315-8200 www.visartscenter.org

Mystery Dinner Theater Blair Mansion Restaurant 7711 Eastern Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20912 301-588-1688

Montgomery College — Rockville Campus Art Gallery-Paul Peck Bldg. 240-567-5115

Maryland Classic Youth

Performing Arts-Robert E. Parilla Arts Bldg. 240-567-5301 Summer Dinner TheatreTheatre Arts Bldg. 240-567-7676 51 Mannakee St. Rockville, MD 20850 240-567-5000 www.montgomerycollege.edu Montgomery College — Takoma Park Campus 7600 Takoma Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 240-567-1300 Pavilion of Fine Arts 240-567-1378 www.montgomerycollege.edu Montgomery County Historical Society 111 W. Montgomery Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 301-340-2825 www.montgomeryhistory.org The Montgomery Playhouse at Asbury Rosborough Cultural Arts & Wellness Center 201 Russell Avenue Gaithersburg, MD 20885 301-977-5751

www.montgomeryplayhouse. org Montgomery Symphony Orchestra www.montgomery symphonyorchestra.com Musical Theater Center 837-D Rockville Pike Rockville, MD 20852 301-251-5766 www.musicaltheatercenter.org 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 Playwrights Forum Rockville, MD 20848 301-816-0569

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www.theplaywrightsforum.org Potomac Theatre Company The Bullis School 10601 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-8571 www.potomactheatreco.org Puppet Co. Playhouse Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo, MD 20812 301-634-5380 www.thepuppetco.org Rockville Art League Rockville, MD 20850 www.rockvilleartleague.org Rockville Little Theatre Rockville, MD 20849 301-221-5434 www.rlt-online.org Rockville Musical Theatre Rockville, MD 20849 240-314-8690 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 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 Victorian Lyric Opera Company Rockville, MD 20851 301-576-5672 Box office: 240-314-8690 www.vloc.org Wildwood Summer Theatre Bethesda, MD 20824 240-396-4397 www.wst.org The Writer’s Center 4508 Walsh St. Bethesda. MD 20815 301-654-8664 www.writer.org

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SPORTS ASSOCIATIONS Bethesda-Chevy Chase Baseball 5420 Butler Road Bethesda, MD 20816 301-229-2724 www.bccbaseball.com Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington Germantown Branch 19910 S. Frederick Road Germantown, MD 20876 301-353-9600 www.bgcgw.org Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington Silver Spring Branch 1300 Forest Glen Road Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-593-4600 www.bgcgw.org 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

Germantown Athletic Club P.O. Box 1833 Germantown, MD 20875 301-916-6420 www.leaguelineup.com/GAC

Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-593-4600 www.bgcgw.org

Burtonsville Athletic Association 3639 Autumn Glen Circle Burtonsville, MD 20866 301-890-2745 www.burtonsvillesports.org

Germantown Hardknocks P.O. Box 2539 Germantown, MD 20875 240-515-3212 www.leaguelineup.com/ hardknocksbasketball

Clarksburg Sports Association P.O. Box 145 Clarksburg, MD 20871 www.csasports.org

Higher Level Basketball Camps 23219 Stringtown Road, No. 224 Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-467-8211 www.higherlevelbasketball. com

Damascus Sports Association P.O. Box 326 Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-2055 www.dsasports.org

I-270 Basketball Association P.O. Box 2539 Germantown, MD 20875 240-515-3212 www.I-270basketball.org

Gaithersburg Sports Association c/o George Hartung 18610 Reliant Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20886 301-888-6810 www.gsabaseball.com

Maryland Flames AAU Basketball President: Bill McDermott 20203 Goshen Road, No.

225 Gaithersburg, MD 20879 301-325-1295 www.mdflames.com

Maryland Soccer Foundation 18031 Central Park Circle Boyds, MD 20841 301-528-1480 www.mdsoccerplex.org MOCO Social Sports 20810 Mountain Lake Terrace Germantown, MD 20874 301-916-0421 www.mocosocialsports.com Montgomery County Baseball Association 3415 Olandwood Court, Suite 202 Olney, MD 20832 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 Olney Boys & Girls Community Sports Association P.O. Box 2 Olney, MD 20830 301-570-3990 www.obgc.com Poolesville Athletic Association P.O. Box 805 Poolesville, MD 20873

301-221-6582 www.poolesvillesports.org

Potomac Soccer Association 8345 Beechcraft Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20879 301-332-3476 laurie.lane@potomacsoccer. org www.potomacsoccer.org Rockville Baseball Association P.O. Box 1412 Rockville, MD 20849 301-637-0778 www.rbba.org Rockville SportsPlex 60 Southlawn Court Rockville, MD 20850 301-838-4455 www.rockvillesports.com Upper Montgomery County Athletic Club P.O. Box 1950 Germantown, MD 20875 301-916-6663 www.umacbaseball.com

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1 - Sign-up for Alert Montgomery

Receive emergency notifications and updates from the county on your cell phone or email. To signup visit alert.montgomerycountymd.gov or text “montgomery” to 411911.

2 - Stay Involved!

Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/ OEMHS to learn more about how to prepare for storms. When you visit our webpage, be sure to click on the Facebook icon and “like” us to receive updates and important information.

3 - Get Involved!

Volunteer Groups such as the County Animal Response Team (CART) and the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) are organizations that assist the community in emergency situations. Training is free, see details below:

If you’re interested in volunteering or learning more, contact CART@MontgomeryCountyMD.gov or visit http://montgomerycountymd.gov/OEMHS/Involved/CART.html 1889446

To volunteer or learn more visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MontCoCERT OR visit our website at www.montgomerycert.org

This document was prepared under a grant from FEMA’s Grants Programs Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Points of view or opinions expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of FEMA’s Grants Programs Directorate or the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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RECREATION NATURE CENTERS Agricultural History Farm Park Park, nature center, event center and special park 18400 Muncaster Road Derwood, MD 20855 301-299-5026 www.aghistoryfarm.org 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

REGIONAL/ SPECIAL PARKS Black Hill Regional Regional park with dog park 20930 Lake Ridge Drive Boyds, MD 20841 Park Manager — 301-9729396 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 Olney Manor Recreational 16601 Georgia Ave. Olney, MD 20832 301-774-6255 301-774-6090 Ovid Hazen Wells Recreational 12001 Skylark Road Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-972-6581 Ridge Road Recreational 21155 Frederick Road Germantown, MD 20876 301-972-6581 Maryland SoccerPlex 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 presents local soccer league play as well as eight to ten major soccer tournaments each year. Discover Sports Center 18031 Central Park Circle Boyds, MD 20841 301-528-1480 www.mdsoccerplex.org Argyle Local Park Can be rented out for parties, events, meetings, etc. Permit Office: 301-495-2525 1030 Forest Glen Road Silver Spring, MD 20901 Clarksburg Neighborhood Park Can be rented out for parties, events, meetings, etc. Permit Office: 301-495-2595 22501 Weems Road

Clarksburg, MD 20817

Norbeck-Muncaster Mill Neighborhood Park Can be rented out for parties, events, meetings, etc. Permit Office: 301-495-2595 4104 Muncaster Mill Road Norbeck, MD 20853 Quince Orchard Valley Neighborhood Park Can be rented out for parties, events, meetings, etc. Permit Office: 301-495-2595 12015 Suffolk Terrace Gaithersburg, MD 20878 Tilden Woods Local Park Can be rented out for parties, events, meetings, etc. Permit Office: 301-495-2595 6800 Tilden Lane Potomac, MD 20852 Norwood/Bethesda Chevy Chase Local Park Can be rented out for parties, events, meetings, etc. Permit Office: 301-495-2595 4700 Norwood Drive Bethesda, MD 20815 Pilgrim Hills Local Park Can be rented out for parties, events, meetings, etc. Permit Office: 301-495-2595 1615 E. Randolph Road Colesville, MD 20904

Meadowbrook/Rock Creek Local Park Can be rented out for parties, events, meetings, etc. Permit Office: 301-495-2595 7901 Meadowbrook Lane Chevy Chase, MD 20815 Capital View-Homewood Local Park Can be rented out for parties, events, meetings, etc. Permit Office: 301-495-2595 2929 Edgewood Road Kensington, MD 20895

DOG PARKS

Green Park 151 Bickerstaff Way Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-258-6343 Olney Manor Dog Park 16601 Georgia Ave. Olney, MD 20832 301-774-6255 301-774-6090 Ridge Road Dog Park 21155 Frederick Road Germantown, MD 20876 301-972-6581

Cabin John Dog Park 10900 Westland Drive Bethesda, MD 20854 301-765-8620 King Farm Dog Park Mattie J. T. Stepanek Park 1800 Piccard Drive Rockville, MD 240-314-8700

OTHER COUNTY PARKS

C&O Canal National Historical Park Visitor Center 11710 MacArthur Blvd. Potomac, MD 20854 301-767-3714 www.nps.gov/choh

Glen Echo Park The park is managed by the nonprofit Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture Inc. on behalf of Montgomery County. The National Park Service continues its role in managing the grounds and providing historic interpretation, while the Partnership oversees facilities and programs. 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo, MD 20812 Recorded info: 301-634-2222 www.glenechopark.org Glenview Mansion at Rockville A 153-acre park with Glenview Mansion, municipal art gallery, outdoor gardens and F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre. Civic Center Park 603 Edmonston Drive Rockville, MD 20851 240-314-8660 www.rockvillemd.gov/glenview

MONTGOMERY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION REGIONAL OFFICES

Down County Recreation Regional Office Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Friendship Heights, Potomac, West Silver Spring 11315 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854 240-777-6900

MUNICIPAL RECREATION DEPARTMENTS

Rockville Department of Recreation and Parks 111 Maryland Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 240-314-8620 www.rockvillemd.gov/ recreation

SPORTS CENTERS

Discovery Sports Center/ Maryland SoccerPlex 18031 Central Park Circle Boyds, MD 20841 301-528-1480 www.mdsoccerplex.org Rickman Farm Horse Park(Therapeutic riding center) 17320 Moore Road Boyds, MD 20841 301-349-0075 www.greatandsmallride.org Rockville Sportsplex 60 Southlawn Court Rockville, MD 20850 301-838-4455 www.rockvillesports.com Callithea Farm Park (boarding only) 15000 River Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-977-7682 Meadowbrook Stable 8200 Meadowbrook Lane Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-589-9026 www.meadowbrookstables. com Potomac Horse Center 14211 Quince Orchard Road North Potomac, MD 20878 301-208-0200 www.potomachorse.com Woodstock Equestrian Park 20100/20207 Darnestown Road Bealsville, MD 20839 301-444-3121 www.equestrianpark.org

SENIOR CENTERS

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 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

Potomac Seniors Potomac Community Center 11315 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854 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

YMCA

YMCA Ayrlawn 5650 Oakmont Ave. Bethesda, MD 20817 301-530-8500 www.ymcadc.org Bethesda-Chevy Chase Branch YMCA 9401 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-530-3725 www.ymcadc.org

AQUATIC CENTERS, SWIMMING POOLS, WATER PARKS 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 240-777-6830 Bethesda Pool 6300 Little Falls Parkway & Hillandale Road Bethesda, MD 20815 301-652-1598 Montgomery Aquatic Center 5900 Executive Blvd. North Bethesda, MD 20852 240-777-8070 Rockville Swim and Fitness Center 355 Martins Lane Rockville, MD 20850 240-314-8750 www.rockvillemd.gov/ swimcenter

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CAMPING Robert C. McDonell Campground Cabin John Regional Park 7701 Tuckerman Lane Rockville, MD 20854 Permit Office: 301-495-2525 www.MontgomeryParks.org

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES Cabin John Adventure Playground 7400 Tuckerman Lane Bethesda, MD 20817 301-299-0024 Hadley’s Playground — Falls Road Local Park 12600 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-0024 www.MontgomeryParks.org

SKATE PARKS Rockville Skate Park 355 Martins Lane Rockville, MD 20850

www.rockvillemd.gov/ skatepark

MINIATURE GOLF Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm 506 S. Frederick Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-258-6240

MINIATURE TRAINS Cabin John Regional Park Regional park with miniature trains 7410 Tuckerman Lane Rockville, MD 20852 301-765-8670 www.cabinjohntrain.com

COMMUNITY CENTERS Clara Barton 7425 MacArthur Blvd. Cabin John, MD 20818 301-229-0010 Potomac Community Center 11315 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854 240-777-6960

Scotland Community Center (closed for renovations) 7700 Scotland Drive Potomac, MD 20854 301-983-4455 Thomas Farm Community Center 700 Fallsgrove Drive Rockville, MD 20850 240-314-8840 www.rockvillemd.gov/ thomasfarm Twinbrook Community Recreation Center 12920 Twinbrook Parkway Rockville, MD 20851 240-314-8830 Wisconsin Place Community Center 5311 Friendship Blvd. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 240-777-8088

CONFERENCE CENTERS Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center 5701 Marinelli Road North Bethesda, MD 20852 301-822-9200

www.marriott.com/hotels/ travel/wasbn-bethesda-northmarriott-hotel-and-conferencecenter

The Universities at Shady Grove Conference Center 9630 Gudelsky Drive Rockville, MD 20850 301-738-6059 www.shadygrove.umd.edu/ conference-center

GARDENS Brighton Azalea Gardens 2 Brighton Dam Road Brookeville, MD 20833 301-774-9124 McCrillis Gardens Five-acre shade garden with azaleas, rhododendrons and perennials. Seasonal walking tours and art classes available. 6910 Greentree Road Bethesda, MD 20817 301-962-1455 http://www.montgomeryparks. org/brookside/mccrillis_ gardens.shtm

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ICE SKATING

Rockwood Manor

Cabin John Ice Rink 10610 Westlake Drive Rockville, MD 20852 301-765-8620 www.cabinjohnice.com

11001 MacArthur Blvd. Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-5026 www.montgomeryparks.org/ event_centers

GOLF COURSES Falls Road Golf Course 10800 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-5156 www.montgomerycountygolf. com Needwood Golf Course 6724 Needwood Road Rockville, MD 20855 301-948-1075 www.mcggolf.com

INDOOR TENNIS Pauline Betz Addie Tennis Center Cabin John Regional Park 7801 Democracy Blvd. Bethesda, MD 20817 301-765-8650 www.cabinjohntennis.com

LAKES AND BOATS Rock Creek Regional Park Regional park with lake. Lake Needwood and Lake Needwood Boats are closed for renovations through spring. 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. Lake Needwood Boat House 15700 Needwood Lake Circle Rockville, MD 20855 Group tours/seasonal permits: 301-948-0501 Boat shop: 301-762-9500 www.lakeneedwoodboats.com

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Briggs Memorial Baptist 5148 Massachusetts Ave. Bethesda, MD 20816 301-229-7725 http://faithfamilyjesus. com/churchprofile. php?ChurchID=183776 Central Baptist 7271 Muncaster Mill Road Rockville, MD 20855 301-670-1971 www.cbcrockville.org The Church in Bethesda 5033 Wilson Lane Bethesda, MD 20814 301-654-4159 www.churchinbethesda. org Ebenezer Korean Baptist Church 4205 Aspen Hill Road Rockville, MD 20853 301-871-7228 First Baptist Church of Ken-Gar 3922 Hampden St. Kensington, MD 20895 301-942-3423 www.fbcofkengar.com First Baptist Rockville 55 Adclare Road Rockville, MD 20850 301-279-2400 www.firstbaptistrockville. org Glen Echo Baptist 10 Vassar Circle Glen Echo, MD 20812 301-229-4430 Eacurtis@verizon.net Ichthus Mission Church 4601 Muncaster Mill Road Rockville, MD 20853 301-924-5330 www.ichthuschurch.org Kensington Baptist 10100 Connecticut Ave. Kensington, MD 20895 301-942-4400 www.kensington baptistchurch.org 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 Redland Baptist 6922 Muncaster Mill Road Rockville, MD 20855 301-977-1000 www.redlandbaptist.org Seven Locks Baptist 11845 Seven Locks Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-279-9388 www.sevenlocksbaptist. org Trinity Baptist 915 Veirs Mill Road Rockville, MD 20851 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 Wheaton Woods Baptist 13200 Arctic Ave. Rockville, MD 20853 Wildwood Baptist Church 10200 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-530-4444 www.wildwood baptistchurch.org

BUDDHIST

Bodhi Path Buddhist Center 12540 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20850 240-453-9200 www.bodhipath.org

CATHOLIC

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 Little Flower Parish 5607 Massachusetts Ave. Bethesda, MD 20816 301-320-4538

www.lfparish.org Our Lady of Lourdes 7500 Pearl St. Bethesda, MD 20814 301-654-1287 www.bethesdalourdes. org Our Lady of Mercy 9200 Kentsdale Drive Potomac, MD 20854 301-365-1415 www.olom.org Shrine of St. Jude 12701 Veirs Mill Road Rockville, MD 20853 301-946-8200 www.shrinestjude.org St. Bartholomew 6900 River Road Bethesda, MD 20817 301-229-7933 www.stbartholomew.org St. Elizabeth 917 Montrose Road Rockville, MD 20852 301-881-1380 www.stelizabeth churchmd.org St. Jane Frances de Chantal 9701 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-530-1550 www.stjanedechantal.org St. Mary’s 520 Veirs Mill Road Rockville, MD 20852 301-424-5550 www.stmarysrockville.org St. Patrick’s Parish 4101 Norbeck Road Rockville, MD 20853 301-924-2284 www.stpatricksmd.org St. Raphael Catholic Community 1513 Dunster Road Rockville, MD 20854 301-762-2143 www.straphaels.org

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE First Church of Christ, Scientist 7901 Connecticut Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-652-5591 www.christiansciencedc. org First Church of Christ, Scientist 100 Nelson St.

Rockville, MD 20850 301-762-8222 www.christian sciencedrockville.orgg

EPISCOPAL

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 6701 Wisconsin Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-654-7767 www.stjohnsnorwood.org St. Luke’s Episcopal Church At the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue and Brighton Dam Road Mailing address P.O. Box 131 Brookeville, MD 20833 301-570-3834 www.stlukesbrighton.org St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Trinity Parish 6030 Grosvenor Lane Bethesda, MD 20814 301-530-1800 www.stlukesbethesda.org Church of the Redeemer 6201 Dunrobbin Drive Bethesda, MD 20816 301-229-3770 www.redeemerbethesda. org All Saints Episcopal Church 3 Chevy Chase Circle Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-654-2488 www.allsaintschurch.net Christ Episcopal 107 S. Washington St. Rockville, MD 20850 301-762-2191 www.christchurch rockville.org

Christ Church Parish Kensington 4001 Franklin St. Kensington, MD 20895 301-942-4673 www.ccpk.org

HINDU Gandhi Memorial Center/Golden Lotus Temple 4748 Western Ave. Bethesda, MD 20816 301-320-6871 www.gandhimemorial center.org

ISLAM Islamic Education Center 7917 Montrose Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-340-2070 www.islamice ducationcenter.org

JJEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-983-4200 www.chabadpotomac. com Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County 8215 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-652-2606 www.bethelmc.org Congregation B’nai Tzedek 10621 South Glen Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-0225 www.bnaitzedek.org Congregation Har Shalom 11510 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-7087 www.harshalom.org

Kensington Kingdom Hall 11235 Newport Mill Road Kensington, MD 20895 301-933-2119

Ezras Israel Congregation of Rockville 803 Montrose Road Rockville, MD 20847 240-627-4401 www.ezrasisrael.org

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 624 Great Falls Road Rockville, MD 20850 301-340-0217

Kol Shalom 9110 Darnestown Road Rockville, MD 20850 301-309-9110 www.kolshalom.com

JEWISH

Magen David Sephardic Congregation 11215 Woodglen Drive Rockville, MD 20852 301-770-6818 www.mdscbe.org

Am HaTorah Congregation 5704 Maiden Lane Bethesda, MD 20817 301-654-5818 www.amhatorah.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 B’nai Israel Congregation 6301 Montrose Road Rockville, MD 20852 301-881-6550 www.bnaiisraelcong.org Chabad Shul of Potomac 11621 Seven Locks

Ohr Kodesh Congregation 8300 Meadowbrook Lane Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-589-3880 www.ohrkodesh.org Southeast Seaboard District of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism 6010 Executive Blvd., Suite 705 Rockville, MD 20852 301-230-0801 www.sosea.uscj.org Temple Beth Ami 14330 Travilah Road Rockville, MD 20850 301-340-6818 www.bethami.org Temple Emanuel 10101 Connecticut Ave.

Kensington, MD 20895 301-942-2000 www.templeemanuelmd. org Temple Shalom 8401 Grubb Road Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-587-2273 www.templeshalom.net Tikvat Israel 2200 Baltimore Road Rockville, MD 20851 301-762-7338 www.tikvatisrael.org Young Israel Ezras Israel of Potomac 11618 Seven Locks Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-2827 www.yieip.org

LATTER-DAY SAINTS

Washington, D.C., Temple and Visitors’ Center Spanish services available 9900 Stoneybrook Drive Kensington, MD 20895 301-585-0815 (temple) 301-587-0144 (visitors’ center) www.lds.org Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 5460 Western Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 www.lds.org Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 11700 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-251-4122 www.lds.org

LUTHERAN

Christ Lutheran Church of Bethesda 8011 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-652-5160 www.heartmindsoul.com Emmanuel Lutheran 7730 Bradley Blvd. Bethesda, MD 20817 301-365-5733 www.elcbethesda.org Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Washington DC 400 Hurley Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 301-251-4151

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Continued from Page 47 www.dcdraudze.org Living Faith Lutheran Church 1605 Veirs Mill Road Rockville, MD 20851 301-424-8622 www.crusaderlutheran.org Lutheran Church of the Cross 12801 Falls Road Rockville, MD 20854 301-762-7565 www.lccrockville.org Pilgrim Lutheran 5500 Massachusetts Ave. Bethesda, MD 20816 301-229-2800 www.pilgrimbethesda.org St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church 4629 Aspen Hill Road Rockville, MD 20853 301-946-5458 www.stjohns-rockville.org

Trinity Lutheran Church 11200 Old Georgetown Road North Bethesda, MD 20852 301-881-7275 www.trinityelca.org

METHODIST

Francis Asbury United Methodist 2181 Baltimore Road Rockville, MD 20851 301-424-3131 Concord St. Andrews United Methodist Church 5910 Goldsboro Road Bethesda, MD 20817 301-229-3383 www.csachurch.org/ Faith United Methodist 6810 Montrose Road Rockville, MD 20852 301-881-1881 www.faithworkshere.org Ashton United Methodist 17314 New Hampshire Ave.

Ashton, MD 20861 301-774-7100 www.ashtonchurch.org

Rockville, MD 20853 301-946-2500 www.millianchurch.org

Rockville, MD 20850 301-424-0464 www.jmpumc.org

Bethesda United Methodist 8300 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-652-2990 www.washmorefeet.org

Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church 22222 Georgia Ave. Brookeville, MD 20833 301-774-9330 www.mtcarmelsunshine. org

St. Paul United Methodist 2601 Colston Drive Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-587-5370

Cabin United Methodist Church 7703 MacArthur Blvd. Cabin John, MD 20818 301-229-8233 www.cabinjohnumc.org

Salem United Methodist 12 High St. Brookeville, MD 20833 301-774-7772 www. salemunitedmethodist.org

Chevy Chase United Methodist Church 7001 Connecticut Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-652-8700 www.chevychaseumc.org

Scotland A.M.E. Zion 10902 Seven Locks Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-5226

Clinton A.M.E. Zion 223 Elizabeth Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 301-340-7942 www.clintonamez.org Millian Memorial UMC 13016 Parkland Drive

Lee Memorial A.M.E. Church 4115 Plyers Mill Road Kensington, MD 20895 301-949-2092 www.leeame.org Jerusalem-Mt. Pleasant UMC 21 Wood Lane

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church 10401 Armory Ave. Kensington, MD 20895 301-933-7933 www.stpaulsk.org Potomac United Methodist 10300 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-9383 www.potomac-umc.org Rockville Free Methodist 210 First St. Rockville, MD 20851 240-403-7829 Rockville United Methodist 112 W. Montgomery Ave. Rockville, MD 20850

301-762-2288

ORTHODOX

The Greek Orthodox Church of St. George 7701 Bradley Blvd. Bethesda, MD 20817 301-469-7990 www.stgeorge.org Holy Resurrection Orthodox 10201 Democracy Blvd. Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-5120 www.holyresurrection. com St. Mark Orthodox 7124 River Road Bethesda, MD 20817 301-229-6300 www.saintmarkoca.org Saints Peter & Paul Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church 10620 River Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-765-9188 www.peterpaul.net

PRESBYTERIAN

St. Mark Presbyterian 10701 Old Georgetown Road Rockville, MD 20852 301-530-0600 www.saintmarkpresby. org 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 Potomac Presbyterian 10301 River Road Potomac, MD 20854

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Rockville, MD 20851 First Korean Presbyterian 800 Hurley Ave. Rockville, MD 20851 301-838-0766 Fourth Presbyterian 5500 River Road Bethesda, MD 20816 301-320-3600 www.4thpres.org Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church 6601 Bradley Blvd. Bethesda, MD 20817 301-365-2850 www.bradleyhillschurch. org

Hermon Presbyterian Church 7801 Persimmon Tree Lane Bethesda, MD 20817 301-365-4454 www.thehermonchurch. com

Bethesda Presbyterian Church 7611 Clarendon Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-986-1137 www.bethesda presbyterian.org

Bethesda Korean Presbyterian 1605 Veirs Mill Road

Bethesda Friends Meeting Meets at Sidwell Friends

QUAKER

Lower School 5100 Edgemoor Lane Bethesda, MD 20814 301-986-8681 www.bethesdafriends.org

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST

Aspen Hill Spanish SDA Church Meets at St. Matthews Presbyterian 4001 Bel Pre Road Aspen Hill, MD 20906 aspenhill22. adventistchurchconnect. org Bethesda Spanish SDA Company 10200 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 bethesdaspanish22. adventistchurchconnect.org Rockville SDA Church 727 W Montgomery Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 301-424-4277 rockville22.adventist churchconnect.org

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Rockville Spanish SDA Church 2208 Rockland Ave. Rockville, MD 20851 301-770-1411 www.iglesia adventistarockville.com Wheaton Spanish SDA Church Meets at Resurrection Lutheran Church 3101 University Blvd. W. Kensington, MD 20895 301-434-3385 (pastor) wheatonspanish22. adventistchurchconnect.org

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST

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

Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville 100 Welsh Park Drive Rockville, MD 20850 301-762-7666 www.uucr.org

OTHER

United Church of Christ-Westmoreland Congregational 1 Westmoreland Circle Bethesda, MD 20816 301-229-7766 www.westmorelanducc. org United Church of Christ Bethesda 10010 Fernwood Road Bethesda, MD 20817 301-365-3387 www.bethesdaucc.org Rockville United Church 355 Linthicum St. Rockville, MD 20851 301-424-6733 www.rockvilleu nitedchurch.org International Society for Krishna Consciousness 10310 Oaklyn Drive

Friends become family as you take part in social, educational, religious, cultural, and community-oriented programs.

Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-2100 www.iskcondc.org Soorp Khatch Armenian Apostolic Church 4906 Flint Drive Bethesda, MD 20816 301-229-8742 www.soorpkhatchchurch. org Self Revelation Church of Absolute Monism 4748 Western Ave. Bethesda, MD 20816 301-229-3871 www.selfrevelationchurch.org

www.rockvillechristian. org Rockville Church of God 726 Anderson Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 301-340-9534 www.rockvillecog.org Rockville Church of the Nazerene 4500 Muncaster Mill Road Rockville, MD 20853 301-924-4601 www.rockvillenazarene. org

Rockville Assembly of God 14225 Glen Mill Road Rockville, MD 20850 301-279-0505 www.rockvilleag.com

North Chevy Chase Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 8814 Kensington Parkway Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-654-3631 www.nc4disciples.org

Rockville Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 301 Adclare Road Rockville, MD 20850 301-762-7744

King of the Nations Christian Fellowship 10400 Darnestown Road Rockville, MD 20850 301-251-3719 www.kncf.org

Celebrate milestones, seek solace, or join us to pray in beautiful surroundings, as part of our egalitarian Conservative congregation.

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ROCKVILLE Rockville’s early history can be traced to pre-Revolutionary War, when the first inhabitants were Piscataway Indians and white trappers. When Montgomery County was founded, the area was first called Montgomery Courthouse. It also was known as Williamsburgh, after prominent landowner William Prather Williams, who hired a surveyor in 1784 to lay out much of the town. But when the city’s area officially was entered into county land records in 1803, the town was called Rockville, perhaps taking its name from Rock Creek, some historians say. The city’s crest calls it the city “built upon a rock.” The arrival of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1873 further enhanced growth, and the community’s proximity to Washington, D.C., brought summer tourists and permanent residents. At the turn of the 20th century, more than 1,000 people lived in Rockville. A large post-World War II housing boom brought thousands of people to Rockville. Two large mixed-use communities, King Farm in the city’s northern reaches, and Fallsgrove in the northeastern section of the city, have added thousands more in the past decade. Today it is a diverse community with quiet neighborhoods, a bustling retail corridor along Rockville Pike, new and continuing commercial and residential development in its downtown core, and residents of all walks of life. The population of Rockville is 61,209, according to the 2010 census. There are 25,199 households of all types, from single-family houses to apartments and condominiums, within the city of approximately 13 square miles, according to the Census Bureau.

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Rockville is served by the Magruder, Richard Montgomery, Rockville, Walter Johnson and Wootton clusters. There also are many private schools in the community. For a full list of schools, see page 27.

Rockville is served by a city police department and the county police department’s 1st District. The county’s only Maryland State Police barrack also is located in Rockville. For a full list of stations, see page 16.

FIRE SERVICES

Rockville is served primarily by the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department. For a full list of stations, see page 15.

LIBRARIES

The Rockville and Twinbrook libraries are part of the county system. For a full list of libraries, see page 14.

The city is served by the Rockville Chamber of Commerce and Rockville Economic Development Inc., a public-private entity that works to attract new business to Rockville. For a full list of chambers, see page 19.

Rockville Mayor: Phyllis R. Marcuccio City Council: John F. Hall Jr. Tom Moore Bridget Donnell Newton Mark Pierzchala Officials are elected to two-year terms. The next city election is November 2013. Local services City Manager: Barbara B. Matthews 240-314-8100 City Clerk: Doug Barber 240-314-8280 Police 240-314-8900 Animal Control 240-314-8937 Community Planning and Development

240-314-8200 Division of Community Services 240-314-8300 Public Works 240-314-8500/8567 Recreation & Parks 240-314-8620 Refuse & Recycling 240-314-8568 Senior Center 240-314-8800 Swim Center 240-314-8750 Water, Sewer & Streets 240-314-8567 Rockville City Hall 111 Maryland Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 240-314-5000 www.rockvillemd.gov

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American Legion Post 86 2013 Veirs Mill Road P.O. Box 5363 Rockville, MD 20848 301-424-4486 Community Ministries of Rockville

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ASPEN HILL Aspen Hill is said to be named for the aspen trees near the area’s first post office, which opened around 1864 in a general store on what was then the Washington-Brookeville Pike (now the intersection of Connecticut and Georgia avenues). The largely developed residential area is nestled among the larger communities of Rockville, Olney and Wheaton. The area includes Leisure World, an 8,500-resident community of senior housing. The planning area has a population of about 62,865 out of a total county population of 971,777, according to 2010 U.S. Census Bureau statistics. It is about 17 square miles, and has a population of about 14,225 residents, according to Park and Planning statistics.

KENSINGTON Kensington was incorporated as a summer retreat town in 1894 when Washington, D.C., real-estate developer Brainard Warner began purchasing parcels of land and molding them into a Victorian community, which he named Kensington Park. The community, nestled north of the Capital Beltway on both sides of Connecticut Avenue, was

one of a string of railroad towns that sprouted along the old Baltimore and Ohio line around the turn of the century. According to the 2010 census, the town of Kensington has 2,213 residents.

OTHER AREA GOVERNMENTS Founded in the 1880s, Garrett Park is a residential

enclave of 365 homes, 992 residents and four miles of roads, straddling the stretch of Strathmore Avenue near Rockville Pike. Incorporated in 1898, the town is known for its eclectic architecture and its communal ethos. Residents here have no home mail delivery, so the post office in the Penn Place building serves as the town’s unofficial community center.

LOCAL SCHOOLS

Aspen Hill is served by the Rockville Cluster and the Downcounty Consortium, which includes Montgomery Blair, Albert Einstein, John F. Kennedy, Northwood and Wheaton high schools. There also are several private schools in the community. For a full list of schools, see page 27.

LOCAL SCHOOLS

The Albert Einstein and Walter Johnson clusters include 11 elementary schools, four middle schools and two high schools. For a list of schools, see page 27.

POLICE

Kensington is served by the WheatonGlenmont district. For a list of police stations, see page 16.

FIRE SERVICES

Kensington is served by the Kensington

POLICE

Aspen Hill is served by the WheatonGlenmont and Rockville districts. For a full list of stations, see page 16.

FIRE SERVICES

The Aspen Hill area is served by the Kensington and Rockville volunteer fire departments. For a full list of

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Volunteer Fire Department, which runs four fire stations. For a list of stations, see page 15.

LIBRARIES

The Kensington Park and Noyes Children’s libraries are part of the county library system. For a list of libraries, see page 14.

BUSINESS

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CHEVY CHASE Ten towns and villages rule themselves in Chevy Chase, many since the turn of the century. Through their elected officials and managers, the municipalities organize trash collection, road and sidewalk repairs, landscaping, police and security and neighborhood activities. A healthy tree canopy provides a buffer for neighborhoods against thriving development on all sides. Residents of these communities are among the most affluent in the state, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and enjoy the charm of quiet residential streets within walking distance of restaurants, shopping and the Metro.

LOCAL SCHOOLS

Chevy Chase is served by the Bethesda-Chevy Chase cluster. For a full list of schools, see page 27.

LIBRARIES

Chevy Chase Library is part of the county public library system. For a full list of libraries, see page 14.

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Chevy Chase is served by the Bethesda District. For a full list of stations, see page 16.

Chevy Chase is served by several fire departments. For a full list, see page 15.

The town is served by the Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce. For a full list of chambers, see page 19.

Village of North Chevy Chase Village manager: Bob Weesner This village has about 200 homes within its boundaries of Connecticut Avenue, Jones Bridge Road, the

Capital Beltway and Clifford Avenue. A five-member council governs the village with members elected to twoyear terms. Chairman: Adrian Andreassi Vice-Chair: Brigitte Akalovsky, Secretary: Bruce Cohen Treasurer: Lawrence Hirsh Member-at-Large: Fern Lapidus Fire Board member:s Jim Delaney, Anne Fox and Dave Albinson 301-654-7084 www.northchevychase.org Town of Chevy Chase Town manager: Todd Hoffman More than 1,000 homes and 2,824 residents are nestled in the Town of Chevy Chase, a quiet neighborhood between the cityscapes of Connecticut and Wisconsin avenues. The town in 2008 passed Montgomery County’s first municipal building regulations. The town’s northern and southern boundaries are East-West Highway and Bradley Lane. A five-member council governs the town with meetings on the second Wednesday of the month. Mayor: Patricia Burda Vice Mayor: David Lublin Council members: Kathy Strom, Al Lang and Linna Barnes 301-654-7144 www.townofchevychase.org

Town of Somerset Manager and clerk-treasurer: Richard Charnovich Incorporated in 1906, Somerset has 1,216 residents and consists of more than 400 homes bordered by Cumberland and Wisconsin avenues, Little Falls Parkway, River Road and Willard Avenue Park. Mayor: Jeffrey Z. Slavin Town Council members: Barbara Condos, Cathy Pickar, Franny Peale, Marnie Shaul and Barbara Zeughauser 4510 Cumberland Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-657-3211 www.townofsomerset.com chevy chase Section 5 Village manager: Frances Higgins Section 5 encompasses 658 people and 225 homes bounded by Connecticut Avenue and Thornapple, Leland and Chestnut streets. A fivemember council governs Section 5, and meets the second Tuesday of the month. Village Council members: Peter Gray, Chris Richardson, Tim Hanlon, Greg White and Nancy Pines 301-986-5481 www.chevychasesection5.org

chevy chase Section 3 Village manager: Andy Leon Harney Section 3 consists of 760 residents and 282 homes in an area bounded by Connecticut Avenue, Brookville Road, Taylor Street and Bradley Lane. A five-member council governs Section 3, and meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Chevy Chase United Methodist Church. Chairman: Bill Brownlee Council members: Natasha Saifee, David Ohrenstein, Melissa Brown and Carolyn Greis 301-656-9117 www.chevychasesection3.org Drummond In this special taxing area of 43 homes along Drummond Avenue, sooner or later everyone has a turn to be mayor. A three-member Town Council maintains the trees and streetscape, sidewalks, snow removal and most other issues. www.villageofdrummond.com Chevy Chase Village Village manager: Shana Davis-Cook Chevy Chase Village has 1,953 residents, according to the 2010

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BETHESDA Bethesda is named after Bethesda Presbyterian Church, which was built in 1820, according to “Bethesda: A Social History” by William Offutt. Like the church, whose membership has outgrown the sanctuary, Bethesda — population 60,858 according to 2010 census — is bursting with restaurants, boutiques and new and renovated office buildings. Nearly 200 restaurants are open in Bethesda’s commercial heart, making the downtown a virtual city of restaurants. Bethesda is home to giants such as Lockheed MartinCorp. and Marriott Corp., and the new Walter Reed military hospital arrived on the campus of National Naval Medical Center last year. Walter Reed National Military Medical Center treats the men and women of the armed forces. The national and international attention packed into a community near the border of Washington makes Bethesda a welcoming place for powerful decision-makers, activists, young professionals and families.

LOCAL SCHOOLS

Bethesda is served by the BethesdaChevy Chase, Walter Johnson and Walt Whitman clusters, which include 19 elementary schools, four middle schools and three high schools. For a list of schools, with addresses and phone numbers, see page ##.

POLICE

Bethesda is served by the Bethesda District. For a full list of police stations, with addresses and phone numbers, see page ##.

FIRE SERVICES

The Bethesda area is served by the Bethesda Fire Department, the Cabin John Park and Glen Echo volunteer fire departments and the BethesdaChevy Chase Rescue Squad. For a full list of stations, with addresses and phone numbers, see page ##.

LIBRARIES

The Bethesda, Davis and Little Falls libraries are part of the county system. For a list of libraries, with addresses and phone numbers, see page ##.

BUSINESS

The town is served by the Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce. For a full list of chambers, see page ##.

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board The Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board has 19

members that advise the county executive and the County Council on topics such as transportation, human services, environment, public safety and other issues of local importance. The group meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of the month. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Services Center 240-777-8200 Bethesda Big Train Bethesda Big Train is an amateur team in the Clark C. Griffith Baseball League, a Washington, D.C.-area league for college players younger than 21. In 2010, the team captured its second-consecutive Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League Championship. The team’s home field is at Shirley Povich Field at Cabin John Regional Park. Bethesda Community Baseball Club 301-983-1006 www.bigtrain.org Bethesda Cares For more than 20 years, Bethesda Cares has served homeless and working poor through programs offering free meals, clothing, job search assistance and eviction

prevention help. More than 450 volunteers help implement the nonprofit’s programs, but volunteers are needed. Donations of clothing, food, money and toiletry items are accepted. 301-907-9244 www.bethesdacares.com Bethesda Green Bethesda Green is a nonprofit, formed in 2008, to help make the community a leader in sustainability. It presents workshops, networking events and workgroups on recycling, energy efficiency, sustainable food and agriculture, transportation, green schools and more. 240-396-2440 www.bethesdagreen.org Kiwanis Club of Bethesda Established in 1945 and the oldest club in the county, the Bethesda Kiwanis Club supports organizations that serve children and participates in community service. The club is building a Miracle Field in Germantown so children with disabilities can play baseball. www.BethesdaKiwanis.com

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NORTH POTOMAC

North Potomac came into being in 1988 when a group of homeowners got together to bring more services to the community, which did not have its own library or community center. It also did not receive trash collection and other maintenance services. The result was the creation of a new community, North Potomac, carved from the fringes of Darnestown, Gaithersburg, Potomac, Rockville and Travilah.

The Upcounty Regional Services Center, an extension of the county government that provides services to communities north of Shady Grove Road, generally considers North Potomac to be the area west of Md. 28, Darnestown Road and north of Shady Grove Road as far as Jones Lane. According to the 2010 census, North Potomac’s population is 24,410.

LOCAL SCHOOLS

North Potomac is served by the Quince Orchard and Thomas S. Wootton clusters, which include the two high schools, four middle schools and 12 elementary schools. For a full list of schools, see page 27.

POLICE

North Potomac is served by Montgomery County police First District station, Rockville. For a full list of police stations, see page 16.

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POTOMAC In 1714, Edward Offutt was given a 600acre land grant by Lord Baltimore and the area around the intersection of what is now River Road and Falls Road became known as Offutt’s Crossroads; a name used until 1881 when it was changed to Potomac. The 2010 Census shows Potomac is home to 44,965 people.

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The Potomac area is served by the Winston Churchill, Thomas S. Wootton and Walt Whitman clusters, which includes three high schools, four middle schools and 17 elementary schools. For a complete list of schools, see page 27.

POLICE

Potomac is served by the Rockville District. For a full list of county police stations, see page 16.

FIRE SERVICES

county chambers see page 19.

The Potomac area is served by the Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department. For a full list of fire departments, see page 15.

LIBRARIES

The Potomac Library is part of the county library system. For a full list of libraries, see page 14.

BUSINESS

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Cabin John Citizens Association President: Burr Gray A group focused on promoting and preserving the Cabin John community. The group meets at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month, except December, June, July and August, at the Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John. 703-607-2740 www.cabinjohn.org

C&O Canal Association President: Rachel Stewart An all-volunteer group focused on conserving the natural and historical environment surrounding the C&O Canal and the Potomac River Basin. The group organizes hikes along the canal and helps with cleanup. www.candocanal.org president@candocanal.org Friends of the Clara Barton Community Center President: Burr Gray Works to raise money and schedule

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stations, see page 15.

LIBRARIES

The Aspen Hill Library is part of the county library system. For a full list of libraries, see page 14.

BUSINESS

The community is served by the Wheaton-Kensington and Rockville chambers of commerce. For a full

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Aspen Hill Civic Association Monthly board meetings take place at Aspen Hill Community Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Road. The meeting night varies. General membership meetings generally take place in the spring and fall. Membership ChairRusty Embrey: 301871-7069 4407 Aspen Hill Road Aspen Hill, MD 20853 www.AspenHillCivic Association.org

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census, and its boundaries are Western and Wisconsin avenues and Bradley Lane. A seven-member Board of Managers governs the village, including Patricia Baptiste, Michael L. Denger, Richard Ruda, Gary Crockett and David L. Winstead. The board meets the second Monday of the month, except in August,

North Potomac is served by the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department. For a full list of stations, see page 15.

LIBRARIES The Quince Orchard Library is part of the Montgomery County Public Library system. For a full list of libraries, see page 14.

BUSINESS There is no local chamber of commerce. For a list of county chambers see page 19.

www.cmrocks.org Kiwanis Club of Rockville Meets at 7:30 a.m. every Thursday in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room in the Campus Center building at Montgomery College, 55 Mannakee St., Rockville, MD 20850. P.O. Box 1401 Rockville, MD 20849 www.rockkiwanis.org kiwanisrockville@gmail.com Lions Club of Rockville

at Village Hall. 5906 Connecticut Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-654-7300 www.ccvillage.org Chevy Chase View Town manager: Jana S. Coe Chevy Chase View is an incorporated town of 311 homes and a population of 920 in the Kensington ZIP code, according to the 2010 census. Its boundaries include portions of Cedar Lane and Summit Avenue,

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Garrett Park All elected officials serve two-year terms. Elections are every year on the first Monday of May. Council meets at 8 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Town Hall, 10814 Kenilworth Ave.

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Continued from Page 53 programming for the Clara Barton Community Center. 703-607-2740 Friends of the Potomac Community Center President: Larry Chloupek Supports the variety of programs and events serving the Potomac community at the center, such as the Annual Family Fun Night, Club Friday, After Hours, Flea Markets and paper shredding. Helps to maintain the center by financing improvements

Meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesday at Rockville United Methodist Church, 112 W. Montgomery Ave. P.O. Box 4050 Rockville, MD 20850 www.rockvillelions.org KingLion@RockvilleLions.org Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons Meets the first and third Thursdays of every month Montgomery-Cornerstone Lodge 195

Connecticut Avenue extending from Saul Road to Franklin Street and Everett Street as it deadends into Kensington Parkway. A five-member council governs the town. Town Council members: Paula Fudge, Coral Bell, Mimi Mulligan, Mike Greene and David Albright Town meetings take place the third Wednesday of the month, except in August, at Christ Episcopal Church, 4001 Franklin St., Kensington.

Mayor: Peter Benjamin Council members: Tara Flynn, Jack Mandel, Chris Petito, Phil Schulp and Hans Wegner Town administrator: Ted Pratt Garrett Park Town Office 4600 Waverly Ave. Garrett Park, MD 20896 301-933-7488 www.garrettpark-md.gov Kensington Kensington is governed by a mayor — elected every two years — and four council members who serve staggered two-year terms. Elections

to the building as well as updating equipment to enhance programs. Community members wishing to volunteer and assist in any of the Friends programs should contact the center director, Emily McDonnell at 240-777-6960. The board meets bimonthly at the center. 240-777-6960 Cabin John Memorial VFW Post 5633 President: Cmdr. Marty Michlik A fraternal and service organization for men and women who have served in the armed forces. Meetings for members only take place at 7 p.m. the

612 Great Falls Road Rockville, MD 20850 301-762-3422 http://montgomery cornerstone195.org/ Optimist Club of Rockville President: Ed Dawson 301-460-1176 www.rockvilleoptimist.org EdDawson@aol.com Peerless Rockville Director: Mary A. van Balgooy Historic Preservation

301-949-9274 www.chevychaseview.org Town of Glen Echo Mayor: Deborah Beers Town Council: Eve Arber, Nancy Long, Daniel Macy, Steve Matney and Mark McCaffrey Clerk-Treasurer: Nicole Fraser The Town of Glen Echo, chartered in 1904, has 250 residents, making it one of the smallest towns in Maryland.

are every June. Town Council meetings take place at 7 p.m. the first and last Monday of the month at Town Hall. Mayor: Peter Fosselman Council members: Sean McMullen, Lydia Sullivan, John Thompson and Mackie Barch Town Manager: Sanford Daily Town Clerk-Treasurer: Susan Engels Kensington Town Hall 3710 Mitchell St. Kensington, MD 20895 301-949-2424 www.tok.md.gov

third Thursday of each month. Guests are invited to learn more about the club from 4 to 10 p.m. Fridays. 11511 MacArthur Blvd. Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-5547 Rotary Club of Potomac President: Jeanne Richter/ Matthew Brock Members meet weekly to plan club, community and international service activities. Meets at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays at Normandie Farm Restaurant, 10710 Falls Road. 202-630-9183 www.rotaryclub ofpotomac.org

29 Courthouse Square Rockville, MD 20850 301-762-0096 www.peerlessrockville.org Rockville Consortium for Science President: Robert Ekman To increase understanding of science in the community. Organization working to build a science center. 301-340-9696 www.rockvillescience.org

It is along the Potomac River, inside the Capital Beltway, near Bethesda. The Town Council meets at 8 p.m. in Town Hall, 6106 Harvard Ave., the second Monday of each month. 6106 Harvard Ave. Glen Echo, MD 20812 301-320-4041 www.glenecho.org

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COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS Kensington Business District Association Advocates for more than 90 businesses in the area to the Kensington Town Council. Dennis McCurdy: 301-933-1551 www.kbda.org

Kensington Historical Society The society’s mission is to safeguard the town’s heritage by preserving a record of its culture and architecture,

Kiwanis Club of Potomac President: Mike Cronin (mike@cronins.net) The club conducts meetings the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the Bethesda Marriott Suites, 6711 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Kiwanis members join together to share their talents in helping children and their communities. The local club is especially interested in supporting the educational needs of Potomac children. www.potomackiwanis. com kiwanispotomac@yahoo. com

Rotary Club of Rockville Meets at 12:15 p.m. Thursdays at Potomac Grill, 1093 Rockville Pike. P.O. Box 4100 Rockville, MD 20849 www.rockvillerotary.org Washington-Rockville Elks Lodge 15 5 Taft Court Rockville, MD 20850 301-424-2202 www.washington-rockville-elks. com

Nonprofit dedicated to helping Chevy Chase residents “age in place” and live at home. 301 657-3115 www.chevychaseathome.org info@chevychaseathome.org Somerset’s Helping Hand A group with a list of about 30 Somerset volunteers who can help with rides, picking up groceries or a prescription, among other things. Zola Dincin Schneider 301654-7481

supporting preservation efforts and encouraging restoration of its historic sites and structures. P.O. Box 453 Kensington, MD 20896 http://kensingtonhistory.org/ info@kensingtonhistory.org Kensington Lions Club The club is involved in projects to benefit children, eye glasses for the needy, the disabled, veterans and victims of domestic violence. 4403 Falcon St. Rockville, MD 20853 301-802-6927

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