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									                                                          Potomac                                                                                    Artful
                                                                                                                                                                                             News, Page 3

                                                                  The Art Gallery of Potomac has filled the former site of The Surrey in Potomac
                                                                  Village. Felisa Federman, one of the artists, stands with some of her paintings.
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                                                                                                                                                                    Looking Forward
                   Photo by Harvey Levine/The Almanac

                                                          40 Anniversary                                                                                             To New Market
                                                          Of Earth Day                                                                                                                        News, Page 3
                                                          Opinion, Page 4
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                                                                                               This Week in Potomac
                         AWARD WINNERS      LET’S TALK                                 Potomac Hunt To Benefit
      FINE EARTH                            Real Estate                                Injured Service Members
                                                                                          The Yellow Ribbon Fund, a nonprofit organization

   LANDSCAPE, INC.                                                                     dedicated to helping wounded service members and
                                                                                       their families, is partnering with the Potomac Hunt
                                                                                       Races to create revenue and awareness for the Yel-
                                                                                       low Ribbon Fund and their programs.
                                                                                          Held on May 16 in Seneca, the Potomac Hunt Races
                                                                                       is one of the final steeplechase races of the season.
                                                                                       Horses race on the turf and over fences, while spec-
                                                                                       tators look on from their tailgate parties. A child-
                                                                                       friendly event, The Potomac Hunt Races feature pony
                                                   Michael Matese                      rides, a moon bounce, and face painting. Included in
                                                                                       the day’s activities are the presentation of the colors
                                              THE RIGHT PRICE                          by the Maryland National Capital Park Police, horse-
                                                FOR LUXURY                             back riding demonstrations, and shopping on ven-
                                                                                       dor row.
                                             Establishing the correct price for           The Yellow Ribbon Fund will use income from the
                                             your home when you first put it on
                                                                                       races to take service members to sporting events,
                                             the market has even greater impor-
                                                                                       provide housing for visiting families, supply taxi
                                             tance if you are selling a million-
                                             dollar-plus property. Buyers who are      vouchers and rental cars.
                                             shopping in a high-end market are            General admission parking passes to the races are
                                             likely to be well educated in real        $30, and rail side parking passes are $200. To pur-
                                             estate protocol, and well aware of        chase tickets visit www.potomachuntraces.com. For
                                             how other properties are priced. If a     more information on the Yellow Ribbon Fund, visit
                                             luxury home is overpriced by a quar-      www.yellowribbonfund.com.
                                             ter of a million dollars, a qualified
                                             buyer will probably look elsewhere,
                                             or wait for you to drop the price.
                                                                                       Missing North Potomac
                                             What features can legitimately push
                                             the listing price to the top of its
                                                                                       Teenager Found
                                             range? Generous square footage in            Detectives from the Montgomery County Police 1st
                                             the house and on the lot, a glorious      District Investigate Section have located a missing
                                             view, lakefront or oceanfront access      18-year-old teenager from North Potomac.
                                             or a glamorous history all add up to a       Melissa Moore was located on March 27 in Prince
                                             winning listing. The amenities must       George’s County, safe and unharmed.
                                             be equal to or better than those of          The Montgomery County Police and Moore’s fam-
                                             neighboring homes in the same cate-       ily would like to thank the local media and the com-
                                             gory. According to industry research,     munity for their assistance with this incident.
                                             the most popular luxury home ameni-
                                             ties currently include super security
                                             systems, gourmet or designer kitch-       Ride On’s Annual
                                             ens, home theaters, topiary landscap-
                                             ing, hot tubs, swimming pools and
                                                                                       Food Drive
                                             boat docks. Escalating utilities costs       Ride On bus passengers in Montgomery County can
                                             make energy-efficient homes very          help needy families and receive free bus rides by
                                             attractive.                               donating canned or nonperishable food during Ride
                                                Trust your real estate agent to help   On’s annual food drive. A free trip will be provided
                                             you set the right price.                  to riders who donate food from Sunday, April 11
                                                                                       through Saturday, April 17. Food collected through
                                             For professional advice on all            the drive goes to Manna Food Center, which feeds
                                             aspects of buying and selling             3,000 hungry families a month.
                                             real estate, call:
                                                                                          During the Give and Ride promotion, food collec-

            Artistic Designs                 MICHAEL MATESE
                                                   Washington Fine
                                                                                       tion bags will be placed near the fare boxes on all
                                                                                       Ride On buses. Riders using free shuttles and other
                                                                                       transit services can participate by bringing their do-
    Beautiful, Low-Maintenance Plantings        301-806-6829                           nations to a Ride On bus. In addition to non-perish-
                                                 Michael.Matese@wfp.com                able food, children’s items are also needed. Dispos-
        Patios – Walkways – Terraces                                                   able diapers, formula, baby or toddler food and juice
                                                                                       are especially useful to families in need. Plastic con-
          Decks – Pergolas – Arbors         PART-TIME OR                               tainers are preferred.
                                            FREELANCE                                     All food donations, regardless of the number of
       Waterfalls – Fountains – Ponds       REPORTER NEEDED                            cans, will be valued at the regular fare rate of $1.45.
                                            General assignment reporter to             Passengers who transfer buses will need an additional
                                            cover Potomac, writing news,
                                            business, feature stories and
                                                                                       food donation to ride free on the second bus. Riders
           Excellent Personalized Service   more. We will consider a part-             who wish to buy a Regional One-Day pass will need
                                            time reporter who would write a            to add $1.75 to the fare box. Checks made out to
                                            set number of stories per week,            Manna Food Center will also be accepted. Writing in
                                            or freelance, paid by the story.
           MD/DC: 301-983-0800              Ability to provide digital photos
                                            to accompany stories also
                                            required. Low pay, but fascinat-
                                                                                       “Ride On” on the “For” or “Memo” line in the lower
                                                                                       left corner of a check will make it easier to track the
                                                                                       success of the program.
            VA: 703-893-3040                ing beat and rare opportunity to
                                            work in journalism. Aspiring
                                            reporters without published clips
                                                                                          For bus stop locations or bus schedules, call the
                                                                                       County’s Transit Information Center at 240-777-7433;
                                            can apply for a 4-6 week intern-
                  www.FineEarth.com         ship (unpaid). Please email cover
                                            letter, resume, three clips and a
                                                                                       TDD/TTY 240-777-5869. Route and timetable infor-
                                                                                       mation is also available on Ride On’s Web site at
                                                                                       montgomerycountymd.gov/rideon, then click on
                  LICENSED BONDED INSURED   few story ideas to Mary Kimm,
                                            at resumes@connection                      “Ride On.”

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Potomac Almanac Editor Steven Mauren

                       News                                                                                                                                                        703-778-9415 or Potomacalmanac@hotmail.com
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                                                                                                 Photos by Harvey Levine/The Almanac
Five of the resident artists of The Art Gallery of Potomac: Terri
Cunningham, Felisa Federman, Colette Calilhanna, Cherry Dearie, and
Claire Howard                                                                                                                          The Art Gallery of Potomac has filled the former site of The Surrey.

Artists Find Home in Potomac Village
Group displays artwork                                   artist Terri Cunningham the space “will be our home
                                                         base as well as a working studio where the public
in vacant storefront.                                    can come in and watch us work. We welcome people
                                                         to watch us paint and explain our pieces.”
                                                            The inspiration for the gallery was an idea by eight
                              By Colleen Healy           local artists who have known each other for many
                                        The Almanac      years to share a workspace and gallery together. In
                                                         addition, the space would feature other Potomac art-
          panish artist Pablo Picasso once said, “Give   ists and give them a place and opportunity to show

S         me a museum and I’ll fill
          it.” The same can be said
          of a vacant building in
Potomac Village. The former store-
front occupied by The Surrey has
                                      “Our hope is to
                                      make Potomac even
                                                                            their work. Each artist has a dif-
                                                                            ferent style and background, com-
                                                                            ing from countries such as South
                                                                            Africa, Argentina and Lebanon.
                                                                              Colette Calilhanna describes the
now been transformed into an art-                                           collaborative “as a group of friends
ist collaborative and art gallery.    more lovely, lively                   that are happy to have a place to
   Each month, The Art Gallery of                                           work together.”
Potomac will feature a different
                                      and interesting”
local artist’s work. According to                   — Anne Martinez                     See Artists, Page 11                                              Colette Calilhanna and her painting, “Dahlias”

Residents Looking Forward to New Food Market
Harris Teeter offers series of grand opening weekend events.                                                                                                                            samples of Harris Teeter Rancher Beef NY
                                                                                                                                                                                        Strip Steaks. During the last weekend event
                                                                                                                                                                                        starting on Friday, April 23, Harris Teeter’s
                     By Colleen Healy           enjoys. She feels “it is a different approach                                          easy access. I have been waiting for this        ice cream truck will be at the store, and
                              The Almanac       to shopping. I especially like the prepared                                            Harris Teeter to open and I am interested        associates will distribute free Harris Teeter
                                                foods and the variety and choice of meats.                                             by what I have heard.”                           brand ice cream sandwiches to customers.
     f you build it, they will come. On April   There is no other store like Harris Teeter;                                              The formal grand opening of Harris Tee-          Prior to the grand opening, Harris Teeter

I    6, the long-awaited grand opening of
     Harris Teeter Food Market in the Park
Potomac Shopping Center will take place
                                                they just have nice stuff.”
                                                   Emily Hannapel agrees: “It is a nicer place
                                                to shop than Giant or Safeway. Harris Tee-
                                                                                                                                       ter in Potomac was scheduled for Tuesday,
                                                                                                                                       April 6.
                                                                                                                                         To celebrate the grand opening, the com-
                                                                                                                                                                                        would like to encourage future shoppers to
                                                                                                                                                                                        visit harristeeter.com and sign up for its Very
                                                                                                                                                                                        Important Customer (VIC) card. The VIC
during a Taste of Teeter event from 5:30-8      ter has similar pricing and the location is                                            pany will also host a variety of events on       card allows shoppers to take advantage of
p.m.                                            extremely convenient. It also has great                                                the first three weekends following the open-     weekly specials and participate in weekly
  Customers are welcome to attend and           snacks for kids and the mini shopping carts                                            ing. During select times on Friday, April 9      special promotions. Shoppers can also sign-
sample food from the various departments.       for children. It is a pleasure to go there and                                         through Sunday, April 11, the e-VIC mo-          up for and use their VIC card at the grand
Amy Schulenburg is excited about the new        shop.”                                                                                 bile will be parked in front of the store giv-   opening.
store because “it is so close to my office. I      Rowena DeLeon has never been inside of                                              ing customers an opportunity to sign-up            The new store will be 48,000 square feet
look forward to trying the food samples in      a Harris Teeter however, “everyone tells me                                            for this free service that notifies customers    and have eight standard check out lanes,
the different departments. There is such a      how good it is. From what I understand it                                              when items they regularly buy are on sale        and six USCAN lanes. The store will be open
wide variety.”                                  is a specialty store that is not as big as Gi-                                         and offers them member-only discounts.           24 hours and the pharmacy hours will be
  Anne Trudel likes the concept of the store    ant or Safeway, but it offers more organic                                             The following weekend the Rancher Mobile         Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sun-
and looks forward to being able to buy the      veggies and fresh things. It is convenient                                             Grill will be visiting the store during select   day 12 – 6 p.m. For more information, visit
nuts and black cherry juice her husband         but on a smaller scale. The parking will have                                          times and associates will give away free         www.harristeeter.com
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On 40th Anniversary of Earth Day …
… a fortunate
                                               BUT THOSE first Earth Day cel-                                                                  BUT ON THIS 40th anniversary of
Potomac River.                                 ebrants were part of a rising tide of                                                           Earth Day, we deserve to celebrate
                                               environmental awareness, resulting                                                              our accomplishments on the Potomac.
                          By Nat Williams      in a host of laws that improved the                                                             Not only have we turned around the
                                               health of rivers nationwide. Most no-                                                           health of the river in a generation,
                  n April 22, 1970, 20 million tably, the Clean Water Act of 1972                                                              but also proven that we can restore

                                                                                                                                              Alan Eckert Photography
O                Americans gathered around prompted Maryland, Virginia and
                 the country to observe the D.C. to modernize their sewage treat-
                 birth new holiday: Earth Day. ment plants and reduce pollution
Encouraged by Senator Gaylord Nelson of entering the Potomac by 95 percent.
Wisconsin, the event evolved into an an-         A clean Potomac River benefits us
                                                                                                                                               our environment. In the shadow of
                                                                                                                                               our national monuments, we have
                                                                                                                                               achieved the rebirth of a natural
                                                                                                                                                 This year, you can celebrate, have
nual celebration of the planet                           all, especially since more                                                            fun outdoors, and help The Nature
that supports our lives.                                 than 80 percent of our                                                                Conservancy by running or walking
  Here in Washington, those first                        region’s residents rely upon                                                          in our 2nd annual Earth Day 5K
Earth Day celebrants assembled                           it for drinking water. The                                                            “Sprint for Spat” in Silver Spring, on
around the monuments on the                              Potomac is also the second- View of the Potomac River, now 95 percent                 Sunday, April 18. Hosted by Pacers
National Mall, within sight of the                       largest tributary of the clearer than it was on the first Earth Day.                  Events LLC, the event will raise funds
Potomac River. But the Potomac                           Chesapeake Bay, so the                                                                to plant 5 million baby oysters (called
of 40 years ago was a different                          cleaner the Potomac, the better tect the park.                                  spat) in the Chesapeake Bay. For more in-
sight (and smell) than the river                         our chances of restoring the Bay’s   We still have work to do to improve the formation, go online to nature.org/
we know today. Quite literally,                          crabs, oysters and fish.           health of the Potomac River. Invasive for- earthday5k.
that river would make you sick.                             Millions of people also enjoy eign plants and animals, like kudzu and the
  In those days, huge toxic algae Nat Williams           fishing, boating, and hiking along notorious snakehead, need to be controlled     Nat Williams is director of The Nature
blooms fed on excess bacteria                            the Potomac. Indeed, more than 3 to prevent them from overwhelming native Conservancy in Maryland/DC, a non-profit
and created such a stench that government million people a year visit Great Falls in plants and wildlife. Natural, seasonal river organization whose mission is to preserve
officials steered visiting dignitaries away Potomac alone, a place The Nature Conser- flows need to be maintained so shad and the diversity of life on Earth. The organiza-
from the river. The algae also caused mas- vancy helped to protect back in 1960. The other fish can sense when to migrate and tion cares for more than 50 preserves in
sive fish kills, and pollution made swimming Conservancy co-owns Bear Island and the breed. And recent reports of “intra-sex” fish Maryland and Virginia, including co-
in the Potomac unthinkable, even on the popular Billy Goat Trail, and continues to in certain stretches tell us we need a criti- ownership of Bear Island at Great Falls
hottest days.                                  work with the National Park Service to pro- cal analysis of chemicals entering the river. Park. nature.org/marylanddc

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Support                                           rorism. President Obama has put
                                                  unprecedented pressure on Israel,
MET Funding                                       while permitting the Palestinians
                                                  to continue to incite and practice
To the Editor:                                    violence against the Jewish State
   The following open letter was addressed        and ignoring the threat of a
to District 15 delegates Brian Feldman,           nuclear Iran. The result of the
Kathleen Dumais and Craig Rice.                   Administration’s policies is that a
   The West Montgomery County                     resolution of the Arab-Israeli con-
Citizens Association (WMCCA)                      flict is ever less likely. Successive
supports continued full funding of                Israeli governments have demon-
Maryland Environmental Trust                      strated time and time again their
                                                                                               •Beautiful efficient Heat
(MET) which has already pre-                      desire for an enduring peace with
served more than 122,000 acres                    the Palestinians, who remain un-
in Maryland. As has been proven                   willing to accept a Jewish state of
all over the nation, there is no bet-             any size or configuration in the
ter strategic investment in the fu-               Middle East. There remains no
ture of open space protection than                Palestinian partner for peace with
land trusts that preserve forest,
farmland and significant natural
resources in perpetuity through
                                                  Israel and no amount of pressure
                                                  by the United States — or mis-                                                                    10%*
                                                  guided hysteria re: “settlements,”
easements, especially in these dif-               which house tens of thousands of
ficult financial times.                           Jerusalemites — will change that                                                            4/17/10                  PA

   MET not only preserves open                    essential fact. Jeruslaem has been
space directly through more than                  for more than 3,000 years the eter-
1,000 easements, but promotes                     nal capital of the Jewish people
the ethic of preservation through                 and, please G-d, it will remain so,
assistance to local land trusts and               undivided, whole and welcoming
by providing grants to environ-                   to peace-loving people of all faiths.
mental education projects through                    The Administration lacks an his-
Keep Maryland Beautiful. The                      torical understanding of the con-
easements held with landowners                    flict and of its appropriate role in
provide the ultimate in property                  resolution of issues that must be
rights for those who wish to pro-                 addressed by the parties in inter-
tect their land by assuring that                  est, not by a U.S. president. Presi-
land placed in the easement will                  dent Obama’s policy of appease-
never be used in a way contrary                   ment toward religious fanatics and
to their intent and provides tax                  hostility toward Israel has weak-
incentives for doing so. The same                 ened the security of the United
cannot be said for easement agree-                States and of democracies world-
ments with Montgomery County,                     wide.
which are violated and then ad-                      We call on President Obama to
justed to accommodate uses con-                   reverse course immediately.
trary to the intent of the original
easement. Citizens of Maryland                                   Lisa Alpert Rosen
need the preservation assurance                                            Potomac
that only MET can offer. Cutting
funding to this fundamental pro-
gram is unconscionable.                           Ready for Peace
                                                  To the Editor:
                      Ginny Barnes                  Israel wants peace and is will-
                 Environmental Chair              ing to compromise to get it. Israel
                            WMCCA                 has already shown that it will com-
                                                  promise by giving up lands that
Misguided Policy                                  were rightfully its own. Please
                                                  stand with Israel, your partner in
To the Editor:                                    the Middle East. Several Arab
  We are writing to express our                   countries openly say that their
grave concern over the                            goal is to wipe Israel off the map.
Administration’s misguided and                    Please help so that doesn’t happen.
hostile policy toward Israel, a stal-
wart ally of the United States and                                        Gail Singer
a bulwark in the fight against ter-                                           Potomac

           Bulletin Board
   To submit an item for the Civic Calendar,      brary.
e-mail almanac@connectionnewspapers.com.             Items loaned for display could include
Deadline is Thursday at noon two weeks prior      uniforms, dog tags, photos, letters, med-
to the event. For questions, call 703-778-9412.   als, or the type of personal items often
                                                  left at the Vietnam Memorial.
   To honor the dedication and                       Items to be loaned for the May/Me-
memory of local service men and                   morial Day displays should be taken —
women, the Montgomery County Com-                 no later than Friday, April 16 — to the
mission on Veterans Affairs, in                   Broome School (first floor/use blue
partnership with Montgomery County                awning entrance) at 751 Twinbrook
Public Libraries (MCPL), is seeking mili-         Parkway, Rockville, Monday through
tary memorabilia/mementos from local              Thursday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
armed services members, veterans and                 To receive more information about loan
their families to be featured in special
displays that will appear in Potomac Li-                    See Bulletin, Page 11
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  To have community events listed free in                                                                                                  swing dance lesson from 8-9 p.m.
The Potomac Almanac, send e-mail to                                                                                                        followed by dancing until midnight. At    APRIL 9-11
almanac@connectionnewspapers.com.                                                                                                          the Bumper Car Pavilion of Glen Echo      Used Book Sale and Bake Sale.
Deadline is Thursday at noon for the follow-                                                                                               Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen            Thousands of used, new and out of
ing week’s paper. Photos and artwork                                                                                                       Echo. Email: info@dclx.org.                 print books. Sponsored by the Arc of
encouraged. Call 703-778-9412.                                                                                                          Late Night Swing Dance. 1-5 a.m.               Montgomery County. Friday 5-8 p.m.;
                                                                                                                                           Cost is $15. With the band Jonathan         Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday
                                                                                                                                           Stout and his Campus Five. This event       noon to 4 p.m. At 11600 Nebel Street,
NOW THROUGH MAY 11                                                                                                                         is part of the annual Washington, DC        Rockville.
Free Chinese Language Classes.                                                                                                             Lindy Exchange (DCLX) weekend and
   Eight-week series of free Chinese                                                                                                       open to all. At the Chevy Chase
                                                                                                                                           Ballroom, 5207 Wisconsin Avenue,          SATURDAY/APRIL 10
   (Mandarin) language classes will be
   offered in collaboration with the                                                                                                       NW, Washington, D.C. Go to                Swing Dance. 8 p.m. to midnight.
   Confucius Institute at the University of                                                                                                www.DCLX.org, email info@DCLX.org,           Admission is $18. With the band
   Maryland (CIM), at the Potomac                                                                                                          or call Tom O’Brien at 301-466-8671.         Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five.
   Library each Tuesday from 10 a.m. to                                                                                                 Contra Dance. 7:30-11:30 p.m.                   Beginner swing dance lesson from 8-9
   Noon. The series is limited to 15                                                                                                       Admission is $9. Contra Dance lesson         p.m. followed by dancing until
   participants, first-come first-served.                                                                                                  from 7:30-8:15 p.m., followed by the         midnight. At the Spanish Ballroom of
   The library is located at 10101                                                                                                         called dance to live music from 8:30-        Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd.,
   Glenolden Dr. Contact Ritchie Kwan or                                                                                                   11:30 p.m. This week, Louie Cromartie        Glen Echo. Email: info@dclx.org
   Rebecca McGinnis at CIM, 301-405-                                                                                                       calls to the fabulous Glen Echo Open      Potomac River Watershed Clean-up.
   0213, or email r.k.kwan@gmail.com,                                                                                                      Band. At the Spanish Ballroom of Glen        9 a.m. to noon. Join the Potomac
   or rmcginni@umd.edu.                        Soovin Kim                                  Arianna Zukerman                                Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen        Conservancy. Volunteers will be
                                                                                                                                           Echo. Email: fndcontra@yahoo.com             supplied with trash bags and gloves. At
                                               APRIL 17-18                                                                              Bethesda Art Walk. 6-9 p.m.                     River Center at Lockhouse 8, C&O
WEDNESDAY/APRIL 7                              Mozart to Mahler Concert. Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m. Music Director               Downtown Bethesda galleries                  Canal National Historical Park, 7906
Open Rehearsals. 7:15-9 p.m.                     and Conductor Piotr Gajewski will lead the National Philharmonic in a program             showcase artwork created locally,            Riverside Ave., Cabin John. Visit
  Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras is           with works by Mozart, Bruch and Mahler. With violinist Soovin Kim and Soprano             nationally and internationally               www.PotomacCleanup.org or contact
  holding a free, open rehearsal with            Arianna Zukerman. Tickets are $29-$79. At the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301            including painting, photography,             Becky Horner at 202-518-7415 or
  special guest conductor and prodigy,           Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Visit nationalphilharmonic.org or call the box            sculpture and mixed media. Enjoy             email
  Ilyich Rivas, age 17. At the Mansion at        office at 301-581-5100.                                                                   several galleries by walking throughout      bhorner@fergusonfoundation.org or
  Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane,                                                                                                         downtown Bethesda. The free                  contact Deanna Tricarico at
  North Bethesda. Call 301-581-5108.                                                                                                       Bethesda Circulator stops within a few       tricarico@potomac.org, or 301- 608-
                                               APRIL 8-11                                                                                  blocks of each Bethesda Art Walk             1188 x204.
                                                                                           FRIDAY/APRIL 9
                                                                                                                                           gallery, and runs continuously            Late Night Swing Dance. 1-5 a.m.
THURSDAY/APRIL 8                               Spring Scholars Weekend. The 2010           Wine Class. 7:30 p.m. Cost is $30/              throughout the duration of the Art           Cost is $15. With the Red Hot Rhythm
                                                 Scholars’ Weekend, entitled Dig It!:        person; $50/couple. Potomac resident          Walk.                                        Chiefs. This event is part of the annual
Slow Blues and Swing Dance.                      Archaeology, History & the Bible, runs      Dick Rosano, author of Wine Heritage:                                                      Washington, DC Lindy Exchange
   Admission is $8. Slow Blues lesson            Thursday, April 8 through Sunday,           The Story of Italian-American Vintners,                                                    (DCLX) weekend and open to all. At
   from 8:15 to 9 p.m. Dancing from 9-           April 11 and will feature lectures, in-                                                APRIL 9-10
                                                                                             will host a wine class. This fund-raiser                                                   the Chevy Chase Ballroom, 5207
   11:30 p.m. DJ Mike Marcotte and               depth discussions, receptions, and a        benefits the St. James’ Youth Group        2010 DC Lindy Exchange Weekend.                 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington,
   Guests will play a variety of styles          brunch. Features presentations from         Summer Workcamp in Buffalo, NY. At           D.C. Lindy Exchange returns in its 9th        D.C. Go to www.DCLX.org, email
   including traditional and contemporary        renowned Israeli archaeologist Dr.          St. James’ Episcopal Church, 11815           year with a full weekend of swing and         info@DCLX.org, or call Tom O’Brien at
   blues music, and classic cover tunes          Doron Ben-Ami. Sponsored by                 Seven Locks Road, Potomac. Call 301-         lindy dancing at Glen Echo Park,              301-466-8671.
   going back through the history of blues       Congregation Har Shalom. Most events        762-8040. Visit                              featuring live music and late-night        Used Book Sale. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Most
   music. At the Back Room of Glen Echo          are free to the public. Friday night        www.stjamespotomac.org.                      dances with renowned DJs. Open to all         hardback books and large paperback
   Park. Call Donna Barker at 301-634-           dinner tickets are $18/adult; $12/        Swing Dance. 8 p.m. to midnight.               dancers, beginners to advanced. Visit         books are $1 and all regular size
   2231 or go to info@CapitalBlues.org or        youth; or $40/family. Visit                 Admission is $15. With the                   dclx.org.                                     paperbacks are only $.50. At Potomac
   www.CapitalBlues.org. At 7300                 www.harshalom.org or call 301-299-          Boilermaker Jazz Band. A beginning
   MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo.                   7087.                                                                                                                                         See Calendar, Page 7

                                                                                                                      Potomac Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                                                                              in partnership with

                                                                                                                                        THE HUNTER’S INN
                                                                                                                                                invites you to a

                                                                                                               NETWORKING EVENT!
                                                                                                                                   Wednesday, April 14, 2010
                                                                                                                                         4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
                                                                                                                                10123 River Road • Potomac, MD 20854

                                                                                                                          Cost: Potomac Chamber Members: $10.00
                                                                                                                                    Non-Members: $15.00
                                                                                                                                     Cash Bar available
                                                                                                                           HUNTER’S IS GENEROUSLY PROVIDING
                                                                                                                          HORS D’OUERVES FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT!

                                                                                                                      To reserve your place and/or for additional information,
                                                                                                                             Call the Potomac Chamber of Commerce:
                                                                                                                                           R.S.V.P. by April 9, 2010
                                                                                                                        Bring your business cards and plenty of conversation!
                                                                                                    If you would like to donate a door prize, please call Jennifer at the Chamber office.

                                                                                                                              Potomac Chamber Of Commerce
                                                                                                                                             P.O. Box 59160
                                                                                                                                         Potomac, MD 20859-9160
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“Spring Fever” Fund-raiser. Hosted                                                   Mon. & Tues.      Monday - Friday                           Mon & Wed 6:30 & 8:00pm
   by the American Dance Institute. The
   highlight is two debut performances by                                                              9:30am                                    Thurs 6:30pm
   the Institute’s new resident ballet                                                                                                           Sat 9:00am
   company, ADI Chamber Ballet, and
   guest artists from the Washington
   Ballet. Preferred Patron Tickets — $85
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   Chamber Ballet performance; 9:30
   p.m. Après Ballet Artists Reception.
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   performance on Sunday, April 11 is at
   2 p.m. with tickets priced at $20 for
   advanced sale and $22.50 at the door.
   Tickets are offered to seniors 65 and
   older and students for $10. Sunday’s
performance does not include a reception.
   To purchase tickets, call 301-984-3003.
American Dance Institute is located at
   1570 East Jefferson Street in Rockville.
   Call 301-984-3303 or visit

Concert at Strathmore. 4 p.m. Eight
                                              “Tucked away in the back corner of Cabin John Shopping
   members of the school’s faculty and           Center like a secret you want to keep to yourself”
   two students will take part in the
   concert, featuring music of Mozart,              7745 Tuckerman Lane
   Ullmann, Schumann, Schubert and                Cabin John Shopping Center     4007 Norbeck Rd
   Verdi. At the Mansion at Strathmore,                  Potomac, MD            Rockville, MD.20853
   10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda.
   Call 202-319-5416                                 301.983.5566               301-929-3291
Contra and Square Dance. 7-10:30
   p.m. Admission is $12/nonmembers,
   $9/FSGW members. Traditional
   American contra dancing presented by
   the Folklore Society of Greater
   Washington. There is a lesson at 7 p.m.
   followed by dancing with the Moving
   Violations from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. At
   the Spanish Ballroom of Glen Echo.,
   7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo.
Milonga. 1-6 p.m. Admission is $15 from
   3-6 p.m.; each workshop is $10. Flying
   Feet Enterprises presents a special day
   of Tango at Glen Echo Park’s Spanish                                                                   On-line ordering
   Ballroom. The day will start with
   optional tango workshops from 1-3                                                                       now available!
   p.m. with Argentine Tango Instructors
   Sharna Fabiano and Korey Ireland. At                                                                       20% off your first
   3 p.m. there will be a half hour
   beginning tango lesson, followed by                                                                          on-line order!
   dancing from 3:30 - 6 p.m. featuring a
   full set of live music by the Community
   Tango Orchestra led by Korey Ireland,
   and then followed by recorded music
   with DJ Korey Ireland. At the Spanish
   Ballroom of Glen Echo Park, 7300
   MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Email:
Zydeco Dance Party. 3-6 p.m.
   Admission is $18. Introductory Zydeco
   Lesson at 3 p.m.; dancing from 3:30-6
   p.m. With the band, Leroy Thomas and
   the Zydeco Road Runners. At the
   Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo
   Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen
   Echo. Call Michael Hart at 301-762-
   6730 or go to

Encore Chorale. 1-2:30 p.m. Encore
  Creativity for Older Adults and
  Washington Conservatory of Music are
  joining to bring the 10th area Encore
  Chorale to Glen Echo Park. Seven-
  week session for adults age 55 or
  older, Mondays, April 12 to May 24.
  No audition required. Tuition is $80/
  singer. At The Washington
  Conservatory at Glen Echo Park, South
  Arcade Building, 7300 MacArthur
  Blvd., Glen Echo. Contact Jeanne Kelly
  at 301-261-5747; or email
  (www. encorecreativity.org).

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                                                                                                                                                               Potomac Almanac Sports Editor Jon Roetman

                                                   Sports                                                                                                703-224-3015 or jroetman@connectionnewspapers.com
                                                                                                                                                                                See www.potomacalmanac.com

Potomac’s Mason Excited for San Diego Opportunity
Former Georgetown                                                                                                                                                 MASON’S CHANCES of earning a roster
Prep, Washington                                                                                                                                                  spot and playing time will become some-
                                                                                                                                                                  what clearer after the NFL Draft on April
Redskins running                                                                                                                                                  22-24. Mason said he expects the Chargers
                                                                                                                                                                  will select a running back. Clemson’s C.J.
back seeks playing                                                                                                                                                Spiller is the only running back consistently

                                                                                                                                                                Photo by Craig Sterbutzel/The Almanac
                                                                                                                                                                  chosen in the first round of media mock
time with Chargers.                                                                                                                                               drafts. San Diego holds seven draft picks,
                                                                                                                                                                  including No. 28 in round one.
                                                                                                                                                                     “They have to draft a running back, so
                                                   By Jon Roetman                                                                                                 I’m not really worried about it,” Mason said.
                                                        The Almanac                                                                                               “I’ve been on teams where competition was
                 arcus Mason always wants                                                                                                                            The Chargers went 13-3 in 2009, winning

M                an opportunity to prove he
                 belongs in the NFL. After
                 three seasons, three teams
and 32 regular season carries, the 25-year-
old running back has another chance —
                                                                                                                                                                  their final 11 regular season games, but they
                                                                                                                                                                  were upset by the Jets in the divisional
                                                                                                                                                                  round of the AFC playoffs. Sproles led the
                                                                                                                                                                  team with 33 rushing yards in the playoff
                                                                                                                                                                  loss, and San Diego did not have a running
only this time, he’ll have to show he belongs                                                                                                                     back reach the 100-yard mark in any game
nearly 3,000 miles from home.                                                                                                                                     during the season. The Chargers finished
                                                                      Potomac native and former Washington Redskins running back Marcus
  Mason, who carried the ball in nine games                                                                                                                       31st out of 32 teams with 1,423 yards dur-
                                                                      Mason, seen with ball, was claimed off waivers by the San Diego Charg-
with the Washington Redskins in 2009, was                                                                                                                         ing the season.
claimed off waivers by the San Diego Charg-                                                                                                                             Mason was a standout at Georgetown
ers on March 8. Mason has spent his entire                            Cartwright. Baltimore had Willis McGahee                                                        Prep in Bethesda, ending his career in
pro career on the East Coast, including brief                         and Ray Rice. The Jets had Thomas Jones
                                                                                                                      “They’ve been after me for                      2002 as Maryland’s all-time leading high
stops with the New York Jets and Baltimore
Ravens. Mason, who grew up in Potomac’s
                                                                      and Leon Washington. After putting up big
                                                                      preseason numbers — including leading the
                                                                                                                      awhile now. I feel wanted.”                     school rusher with 5,700 yards. He at-
                                                                                                                                                                      tended the University of Illinois and later
Scotland neighborhood off Seven Locks                                 NFL in preseason rushing yards in 2008 —                          — Marcus Mason on the found success after transferring to Young-
Road, said the move will be tough — but                               Mason finally received regular season car-                              San Diego Chargers stown State University in Ohio, where he
not too tough.                                                        ries in 2009, his third NFL season. He                                                          rushed for 2,739 yards and scored 31
  “It’s going to be hard, but at the same                             rushed 32 times for 127 yards and hauled                                                        touchdowns in two seasons. As a senior
time, it’s San Diego — you can’t really ask                           in six receptions for 58 yards with the ing running back is six-year veteran Darren at YSU he set the school record for rushing
for better weather,” Mason told the Alma-                             Redskins.                                    Sproles, who recently signed a one-year yards in a season with 1,847.
nac on Monday. “You’ve got the beach, ev-                               As the 2010 season approaches, Mason’s restricted free agent tender. While seen as           Mason said the Chargers claimed him off
erything. [Los Angeles] is an hour and a                              fourth team has a running back situation a playmaker, it’s unknown if the 5-foot-6, waivers after he was released by the Jets in
half away. But as far as [being away from]                            the antithesis of settled. Gone from San 185-pound Sproles could thrive as a fea- 2008, but the Redskins, who also claimed
family, it’s going to be hard.”                                       Diego are hall-of-fame-bound ball carrier tured back while taking the pounding that Mason, were awarded his services due to a
  Mason said he’s looking for a place to live                         LaDainian Tomlinson, who has rushed for comes with 20-plus carries per contest. The worse record. San Diego’s pursuit of Ma-
on the West Coast.                                                    more than 12,000 yards and 138 touch- 5-foot-9, 215-pound Mason and fellow son is one reason the back is excited to play
                                                                      downs, and veteran Michael Bennett, a undrafted ball carrier Curtis Brinkley (5-9, for the Chargers.
EACH OF MASON’S NFL stops placed the                                  former first-round draft pick. Tomlinson was 208) are the team’s other running backs.          “They’ve been after me for awhile now,”
running back at the back end of a stacked                             released and signed with the New York Jets.    “I think it’s a perfect opportunity,” Mason he said. “I feel wanted.”
or solidified depth chart. Washington had                             Bennett is a free agent.                     said. “I feel like this is my best opportunity
Clinton Portis, Ladell Betts and Rock                                   The Chargers’ most experienced remain- to do” something.

                                                                              Sports Briefs
                                                                      Wootton at 4-0                                  Avalon, Marchand said. “He mixed things
                                                                                                                      up really well and challenged the hitters.”
                                                                        The runs keep coming for the Wootton            Wootton travels to face Damascus at 3:30
                                                                      baseball team.                                  p.m. April 7 and Blair at 2:30 p.m. April
                                                                        Wootton beat Avalon (Gaithersburg) 10-        10.
                                                                      0 in six innings on March 31. The Patriots        “Obviously we’ve been playing well,”
                                                                      have scored 44 runs in four games and are       Marchand said. “We’ve improved. We were
                                                                      off to a 4-0 start.
Photo by Harvey Levine/The Almanac

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Photo by Harvey Levine/The Almanac

                                                                                                                      pretty inconsistent in the preseason in our
                                                                        “We hit the ball well” against Avalon, head   scrimmages.”
                                                                      coach J.D. Marchand said. “We didn’t hit
                                                                      the ball as well as we had against Quince
                                                                      Orchard, but it’s hard to do that.”             Whitman Starts 2-0
                                                                        The Patriots scored 18 runs against             The Whitman baseball team looks to
                                                                      Quince Orchard on March 27, including 10        maintain its winning ways after a 2-0 start.
                                                                      in the first inning.                            The Vikings defeated Magruder 6-2 on
                                                                        Max Simon went 3-for-3 against Avalon         March 24 and Einstein 20-0 (five innings)
                                                                      with two doubles and four RBIs. Greg            on March 25.
                                                                      Albertini had a double and two RBIs.              Whitman’s Michael Flack had four hits
                                                                        The Patriots also got a big pitching per-     and three RBIs against Einstein. James
                                                                      formance from Alex Hindman, who struck          Dionne, Brett Morgenstern, Sam Sharpe and
                                                                      out 12 while tossing a two-hit shutout. The     Danny Lee each had three hits. Sharpe had
                                     Alex Hindman and the Wootton     senior threw a no-hit shutout against Paint     four RBIs and Morgenstern, Dionne, Lee                                            Whitman’s Danny Lee slides into
                                     baseball team have scored 44     Branch on March 24.                                                                                                               third base during a preseason
                                     runs in four games.                “Our pitching was dominant” against                                See Sports, Page 9                                           scrimmage.
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From Page 8                                                                                                                                                                    Age 2 - Grade 12
  and Paul Balland each had two.
  On the mound, Ross Peterson, Flack, Sharpe and
Ryan McGill combined to allow one hit and issue
just one walk.
  Flack had three RBIs against Magruder and Balland
had two. Dionne had three hits and Balland and
Sharpe each had two.
  Whitman hosts Quince Orchard on April 8 and trav-
els to face Clarksburg on April 9 and Paint Branch                                                                                                 E P I S C O P A L   S C H O O L
on April 10.

Churchill Baseball

                                                                                                            Photo by Harvey Levine/The Almanac
ReTurns to Action
  The Churchill baseball team travels to face
Magruder at 3:30 p.m. April 7, the Bulldogs’ first
official game since defeating Sherwood on March 24.
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The boys tennis team hosts Wootton at 3:30 p.m.
The softball team travels to play Magruder at 3:30
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    The 2009 Class of Youth Leadership Montgom-         Springbrook High School; David Escobar,
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  now being accepted for the Class of 2010.             Andrew’s Episcopal School; Stephanie Haslbeck,
    Youth Leadership Montgomery is for Montgom-         Col. Zadok Magruder High School; Devon Holt,
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  ...in Howard County.” For some of you read-
                                                         From Page 3
  ers who may not make forays north into
  Howard County (think Columbia, Md.), per-
  haps you’re unfamiliar as well with the ever-            “Art is so needed in a community,” she
  present, apparently popular and prideful               said. “Art is expression along with music and
  green bumper sticker with the white printing           literature. We need these things in
  adorned on many of its resident’s automo-              Potomac.”
  biles promoting/advertising the civilized qual-          “The gallery has such a friendly atmo-
  ity of life in this Maryland county: “Choose
                                                         sphere, and we are so passionate about
  Civility in Howard County.” As a resident in
  an adjacent county, I certainly am. And not            what we do we want to share it with oth-
  because of any outreach to Montgomery                  ers,” said Claire Howard. “I am excited to
  County residents via radio, television or print        be part of this community.”
  (with which I’m familiar, anyway). No, the               As for future plans, Felisa Federman said
  campaign, to the degree the production and             that the space could be used for different
  dissemination/availability of these bumper             art occasions such as poetry readings, con-             Claire Howard and her painting “Spring in Washington”
  stickers is concerted at all, seems to be a kind       certs and art lessons. The artists also en-
  of passive-aggressive approach. Not exactly in
  your face, but likely within your sight, if            courage students to visit and hope schools              lovely, lively and interesting with our dis-          The Art Gallery of Potomac is open Thurs-
  you’re driving behind a Howard County resi-            will plan field trips to the gallery.                   play of art at The Art Gallery of Potomac,”         day-Sunday, 12-4 p.m., and is located at
  dent and paying attention, which I usually               “Our hope is to make Potomac even more                said Anne Martinez.                                 10107 River Road in Potomac.
  am. But the attention to which I’m now going
  to pay is somewhat unflattering. Isolated I’m
  sure, but certainly ironic given the
  image/brand-building going on through the
  appearance and presumptive token of their
  collective self-esteem.
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      However inadvertent it may have been,
  and however brief it was, I was nonetheless
                                                         Vinson Hall resident                                    nity to pursue ventures that he always
                                                                                                                 wanted to do but never had the time to
                                                                                                                                                                           Partnership for Animal Welfare (PAW) is an
                                                                                                                                                                        all-volunteer, not-for-profit group. To adopt an
  abruptly reminded, loudly and aggressively,
  that my driving delay in departing from a
                                                         launches new book                                       pursue before retirement.
                                                                                                                    Entitled “All Who Wander Are Not Lost,”
                                                                                                                                                                        animal, volunteer or make a tax-deductible do-
                                                                                                                                                                        nation, visit www.paw-rescue.org, call
                                                                                                                                                                        301-572-4729 or write to PAW, P.O. Box 1074,
  stop-light-having-just-turned-green was unac-
  ceptable. The driver behind me didn’t just
                                                         with support from St.                                   his first book was published in early 2009.
                                                                                                                 He soon embarked on writing a follow up
                                                                                                                                                                        Greenbelt, MD 20768.

  “lean” on his horn, if you know what I mean;
  he rested on it! Sorry, I thought, somewhat            Andrews student.                                        novel; a microcosm of 20th century history                Aaron is a 2-
                                                                                                                                                                        year-old Basset/
  aggravated and nonplussed at the same time,                                                                    as examined through his life experiences,              Terrier mix. At 40
  as I pressed on the gas pedal and proceeded                                                                    including his time as an Army Air Force of-            pounds and neu-
  through the intersection. “Give me a break,”                            aj. David L. Chewning, 89,             ficer, Department of Defense executive and             tered, Aaron was
                                                                                                                                                                        rescued from a
  (or something to that effect) as I reacted ver-
  bally to the tone and frequency of this horn
  o’ plenty blaring directly behind me. “Cool it!
  Give me a second. Jeez.” (I don’t believe I
  swore, to tell you the truth.) And a few sec-
  onds later, this driver accelerated and passed
                                                         M               has just published his sec-
                                                                         ond novel, “A Life Worth Liv-
                                                                         ing,” with the help of the
                                                         “History Matters” project volunteers at
                                                         Vinson Hall Retirement Community.
                                                                                                                 economic advisor who traveled the world.
                                                                                                                    “I did have an exotic life, but that is char-
                                                                                                                 acteristic of individuals who have served in
                                                                                                                 the military and done the type of economic
                                                                                                                 development work I did,” Chewning said.
                                                                                                                                                                        shelter and nursed
                                                                                                                                                                        back to health by
                                                                                                                                                                        PAW. He’s a clownish dog with an offbeat
                                                                                                                                                                        sense of humor. He loves walks, people and
                                                                                                                                                                        the outdoors and would love an adopter who
                                                                                                                                                                        would enjoy this funny, happy boy as a fam-
  me, but not before I noticed the familiar              Chewning will present his novel and sign                   “History Matters” pairs volunteers with             ily member.
  green bumper sticker on his car’s rear                 copies on Friday, April 9, at 1 p.m., at Vinson         residents, like Chewning, so that they may
  bumper: “Choose Civility in Howard County.”            Hall in McLean.                                         have their stories told. Volunteers typically             Eliza is a 2-
  I didn’t see whether the driver was a man or a                                                                                                                        year-old spayed
                                                           Chewning’s novel was written with the                 transfer the residents’ written manuscripts            Beagle. At 20
  woman, or whether the driver was in uniform            help of volunteers, as part of the “History             to type, edit their work and digitize their            pounds, she came
  or not (although the vehicle was not marked
                                                         Matters” project at Vinson Hall. “History               old photos.                                            from a difficult
  in any way); it simply appeared to be a regu-                                                                                                                         situation       that
  lar passenger vehicle, not one on any kind of          Matters” was the vision of Marco Bonvillian,               Bonvillian was inspired to help senior citi-
                                                                                                                                                                        made her shy, but
  duty/in a hurry, but one proudly promoting             a student at St. Andrews Episcopal School               zens and contacted Vinson Hall Retirement              she is coming out
  the existence of civility in Howard County.            in Potomac.                                             Community to see how he could be of ser-               of her shell with a PAW foster. She’s pretty
      How ironic I thought. How rude I                     Chewning, who was named “Best High                    vice. After brainstorming with Vinson Hall             much housebroken and has started playing
  accused. How characteristic – or not, I won-           School Newspaper Editor” in the nation by               Volunteer Coordinator Phillip DuBois, “His-            with other dogs and is becoming less fear-
  dered. I only wish I could have the caught the                                                                                                                        ful. Eliza will blossom in a calm home with
                                                         Columbia University in 1937, always as-                 tory Matters” was launched with the mis-               a kind, patient adopter and a gentle buddy
  whole episode on tape somehow; then found
                                                         pired to write a novel. When he moved into              sion to bring technology and personal his-             dog or two.
  the Howard County employee/department
  responsible for this civility campaign; then           Vinson Hall Retirement Community,                       tory together for the residents of Vinson
  found the actual driver whose behavior pre-            Chewning looked forward to the opportu-                 Hall.
  cipitated this pursuit and then presented it all
  to the County Executive for his/her
  approval/consideration. (Oh. I forgot to men-
  tion, this exchange occurred during the                          Bulletin Board
  Blizzard of 2010, just to give the circum-             From Page 5                                                information about recreation, employment,           to be featured at next meeting of the
                                                                                                                    behavior management services, family supports       Montgomery County Civic Federation. At the
  stances a little context.)                                ing items, call Richard Schiffauer at 240-777-1724      and respite, and other support services for         Councy Council Office Building, 100 Maryland
      As an advertising consultant for 13 years          or                                              email      individuals with autism and their families. At      Ave., Rockville. Visit www.montgomerycivic.org.
  with Connection Newspapers, I’m somewhat               Richard.schiffauer@montgomerycountymd.gov.                 Montgomery College, PE Main Gymnasium
  familiar with advertising campaigns. One of                                                                       Building, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville. Call
                                                                                                                    240-777-1216 (voice), 240-777-1217 (TTY) or      THURSDAY/APRIL 15
  the old adages is, frequency matters; continu-         WEDNESDAY/APRIL 7
  ing exposure to the same message/promotion                                                                        711 (Maryland Relay) by March 19.                Rockville Tax Day Tea Party Rally. 5-7 p.m.
                                                         Support Group — DBSA. 7:30 p.m. Depression                                                                    Sponsored by Americans for Prosperity/
  eventually wins the day (and the night, too). If         and Bipolar Support Alliance National Capital                                                               Montgomery County, Campaign for Liberty, and
  consumers see/hear/read something enough                 Area Family Support Group. At the Parish Hall         SUNDAY/APRIL 11                                       Accuracy in Media. At Rockville Town Square
  times, they start to believe it. Previous to this        of St. Raphael’s Church, 1513 Dunster Road            Yom Ha’Shoah v’Hagvurah - Holocaust                   Plaza, 26 Maryland Ave., Rockville.
  incident, I had seen the Howard County                   (Falls Road and Dunster Road) in Rockville. For         Heroes and Martyrs Day. 3-4 p.m. At B’nai
  bumper sticker many times, and had begun                 families and friends of people who have been            Israel Congregation - 6301 Montrose Road,
                                                           diagnosed with depression or bipolar illness.           Rockville. Contact Arielle Farber at              WEDNESDAY/APRIL 21
  to wonder if in fact there was any
                                                           Free. Call 301-299-4255 or 301-570-9065.                afarber@jcouncil.org or 301-770-0881 or visit     Support Group — DBSA. Depression and Bipolar
  truth/validity to its claim. Now I know better.          Internet: www.dbsanca-family.org.                       www.jcouncil.org                                     Support Alliance National Capital Area Family
  This driver proved it.                                                                                                                                                Support Group. Meets at 7:30 p.m. At the Parish
     Kenny Lourie is an Advertising Representative for                                                                                                                  Hall of St. Raphael’s Church, 1513 Dunster Road
      The Almanac & The Connection Newspapers.           FRIDAY/APRIL 9                                          MONDAY/APRIL 12                                        (Falls Road and Dunster Road), Rockville. The
                                                         Autism Resource Fair. 3 to 7 p.m. More than 50          Operating Budget. 7:45 to 10 p.m. County               meeting is for the families and friends of people
                                                           organizations and businesses will share                 Executive Ike Leggett’s FY 11 Operating Budget       who have been diagnosed with depression or
                                                                                                                                                                        bipolar illness. Call 301-299-4255.
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