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County Hosts Resource Fair on Accessing Mental Health Services

From Montgomery County:

Residents can learn about the many wellness and recovery programs and resources for mental health services at the Wellness and Recovery Resource Fair to be held on Thursday, May 12 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the Executive Office Building Cafeteria, 101 Monroe St., Rockville.  This year’s fair will feature an exhibition of arts and crafts created by consumers using some of the County’s therapeutic programs.

Ride On's Annual Food Drive Begins Sunday

From Montgomery County:

Ride On bus passengers in Montgomery County can help needy families and receive free bus rides by donating canned or nonperishable food during Ride On’s annual food drive.  A free trip will be provided to riders who donate food from Sunday, April 10 through Saturday, April 16.  Food collected through the drive goes to Manna Food Center, which feeds 3,000 hungry families a month. 

“Especially in these times of economic hardship, more people are in need of food than ever before and the food collected through Ride On’s ‘Give and Ride’ program is of tremendous benefit,” said Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett.  “Give and Ride is a wonderful opportunity for bus riders to conveniently help other Montgomery County residents who are going hungry and for the County to recognize the donors’ generosity.  It’s also a great way to show our community spirit by giving and sharing.”

Silver Diner Looking for Young Washingtonians to Star in TV Commercial

Silver Diner Looking for Young Washingtonians to Star in TV Commercial

Young fans of the Silver Diner, ‘Next Generation’ diner of choice in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area, can audition to be spotlighted in the restaurant’s upcoming TV ad campaign. By filming homemade audition tapes, children ages 5 to 12 can upload their videos to YouTube – with a chance of being selected as one of the featured star talents.

As part of the restaurant’s initiative to communicate the importance of incorporating fresh and local ingredients in traditional menu items, Silver Diner has engaged in a strategic communications campaign, kicking off with a TV commercial set to air throughout the Washington, D.C. media market.

Continuing with the restaurant’s mission to be an active and engaged member of its local communities, Silver Diner is looking for children who are familiar with the diner and understand the importance of eating healthier.

MC311 Hosts Chinese Delegation

From Montgomery County:

  The MC311 Customer Service Center will host a 24-member Chinese Delegation from Henan Province on April 7.  The visitors will hear a presentation by County staff at the Rockville Memorial Library, then receive an escorted tour of the MC311 call center.

            MC311 staff will give a brief overview of their operation and demonstrate the Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) system.  CountyStat staff will discuss how data collected from MC311 is used.

Keep your social calendar busy with WUSA’s New Events feature!

Keep your social calendar busy with WUSA’s New Events feature!

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out on the new Events guide at the top of the page. We’ve taken all the work out of finding out what’s happening in your neighborhood- just click where you live and you have everything at your fingertips! Looking for something to do with your kids? We have a family friendly activities section. Interested in art? We have exhibit listings. Want to explore a different part of the city? Click the neighborhood and we can show you what’s happening. Planning your weekend has never been easier!

To Blog or Not To Blog, It's Not Even A Question - Free Workshop @ Connect113 - Old Town Alexandria

Have you felt perplexed by starting a blog. To many it can be seen as a possible waste of valuable time. Trust me it is not!

      This energetic workshop conducted by DeeNice Rhodes, the Digital Dynamo, will help you clear up any apprehensions about the world of blogging and make positive steps toward using one of the most profound internet platforms today.

      What will be covered:
         1. Pros and cons of website vs blog                                       
         2. Best Kept Blog Secrets  

Unique Forum for Parents of Children with Autism

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