Annual Meeting 2013
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July 2013 Events at the Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815
*Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Chevy Chase Chapter
The MARYLAND SCIENCE CENTER presents SCIENCE UNSCRIPTED. Tuesday, July 2, at 10:30 a.m. Demonstrations from life science, physical science and chemistry. Topics include air, liquid nitrogen, human body, chemical reactions and more. For children ages 5 and up.
*MATTHEW PAULI –PIRATE COMEDY AND MAGIC SHOW. Saturday, July 20, at 10:30 a.m. A comical misadventure with a pirate who has lost his treasure. Can a little magic help? Kids five and up.
1,2,3 ANDRES (1, 2, 3). Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres! Tuesday, July 23, at 10:30 a.m. An interactive children’s show that teaches Spanish language and Latin American culture. Children sing, shake, and sound out rhythms while trying regional Latin dances. Preschool, Toddler, All Ages.
*THE BUGS OF BLACKWOOD, with the Sciencetellers. Saturday, July 27, at 10:30 a.m. Benjamin is a bug and now he must be rescued! Join us as we learn about the science of matter by telling the tale of The Bugs of Blackwood. By using experiments with fire, gas, air pressure, water, chemicals, and much more, see if Benjamin’s friends can save him before all hope is squashed! For kids 5 – 12.
*Wednesday, July 10, at 2:30 p.m., Non-fiction Book Group. The group will discuss In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson.
*Friday, July 19, at 10:30 a.m., Jefferson Café—The group will discuss “The Force”—how much military is enough–by Jill Lepore in the New Yorker, January 28, 2013. Article available at the information desk.
*Wednesday, July 24 at 2:30 p.m., Fiction Book Group. The group will discuss Old Filth by Jane Gardam.
Complete listing at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/libraries, Calendar of Events, Chevy Chase Library.
Join the conversation with the Brunch Bunch
The Brunch Bunch will convene from 10-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, the 13th, at the Olympia Cafe in the Brookville Shopping Center. Everyone’s invited to drop in, buy a cup of coffee or even a full breakfast, pull up a chair and dive into the conversation. With the news these days, there’s lots to talk about! Fran Pitlick and Karen Bokat, members of Chevy Chase At Home, will be there to fill you in on CC@ H and its summer activities, if you’d like to learn more.
This is a great way to relax on a hot and humid morning. There’s free parking around the back, and if you’re a CC@ H member who needs a ride, just call 301-657-3115. See you at the Olympia!
A message from Planning Board staff . . .
The Planning Board’s responses to questions raised at the County Council’s PHED Committee March worksessions for the Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan are available on the Planning Department’s Chevy Chase Lake website: www.montgomeryplanning.org/community/chevychaselake.
The next PHED worksession is scheduled for June 17 in Rockville. Please see the Council’s committee agenda page for more information: http://www6.montgomerycountymd.gov/content/council/pdf/agenda/cm/current_com_agn.pdf
If you have any questions about the Board’s responses, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301.495.2115.
The County Council committee on planning, housing and economic development is holding three work sessions on the Planning Board’s draft Chevy Chase Lake sector plan on two successive Mondays: June 17 and June 24, at 2 pm. For more information, see the council’s agenda webpage. A hearing date by the full council is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, July 9.
The work sessions will be in the County Council building at 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville. The public is welcome to attend.
As part of the process to transfer the Rock Creek Hills site to Montgomery County Public Schools for the new BCC middle school, Montgomery County is required to post notice of the pending transfer. If you wish to comment, please send an email to the individual listed below. Comments must be received by this Thursday, June 6th.
Bernie Fitzgerald, Real Estate Specialist
Department of General Services
Office of Real Estate.
101 Monroe Street, 9th Floor
Rockville, Maryland 20850
For more information on the history of this site and the need for a second middle school, please see this video presentation:
For more information, contact:
Special Assistant to the Montgomery County Planning Board
Montgomery County Planning Board Hires New Planning Director
SILVER SPRING, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Board has selected a new planning director, placing a professional who has held top planning jobs in the City of Alexandria, Virginia, and our own Montgomery County Planning Department at the helm of the county’s 150-member planning department.
Gwen Wright will begin directing the department on July 1, 2013. Continue reading
On Tuesday, May 21st, Rollingwood residents crowded into the French School cafeteria for another successful annual meeting of the Rollingwood Citizens Association.
Fritz Hirst, RCA President, opened up the meeting with welcoming remarks followed by introduction of RCA Board members.
RCA Treasurer David Putnam presented the membership update and Treasurer’s Report. Gilda Zimmet, RCA Secretary, conducted the election of three Board Members, Johanna Kramer, David Putnam, and Phil Sturm. Each are returning Board members. The Board emphasized that RCA is always seeking new people at all times who are interested in volunteering for RCA’s Board and committees.
The meeting included a review of RCA’s events, advocacy, and activities. Highlights include the annual fall picnic and Halloween party. Fritz discussed the association’s communications efforts, and advocacy work with Montgomery County, RideOn Bus, local utilities, and Montgomery County Public Schools.
The welcome sign project is now in the implementation phase. RCA has applied for an initial permit to install the first sign at Woodbine Street and Beach Drive. The association is also seeking to install a more substantial sign on the “grassy triangle” at Leland Street and Beach Drive. Information on this and other potential sign locations is posted here.
RCA Board member Ganon Rich led the community in a detailed discussion of redevelopment plans for Chevy Chase Lake. The development plan calls for extensive residential, retail, and commercial uses at what will one day also be home a Purple Line station. RCA is an active member of the neighborhood coalition that has been working with Montgomery County leaders to improve the plan and help address neighborhood concerns. RCA will keep the community informed on how neighbors can continue to weigh in on the plan.
A highlight of the meeting included a presentation by Catherine McCallum, Executive Director of Chevy Chase at Home – Montgomery County’s premier organization helping residents age in place. Neighbors learned of the CC@H’s many services and how one might join or volunteer for this outstanding group of “neighbors helping neighbors.”
A message from Friends of the Chevy Chase Library . . .
June 2013 Events at the Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, MD
*Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Chevy Chase Chapter
KAYDEE PUPPETS–Tuesday, June 18 at 10:30 a.m., Kaydee Puppets will perform Sleeping Beauty. A fun “now” approach to fairytales. For children of all ages.
*FRED BOWEN sports author– Saturday, June 22 at 1:00 p.m., Author talk with FRED BOWEN, writer of an action-packed sports fiction series for kids. His latest book is Perfect Game about a boy who wants to be a perfect pitcher. For kids 8-12, families.
*ON THE BALL SPINNY–Saturday, June 29 at 11:00 a.m.—with Spinny Johnson, a program featuring fun and amazing basketball skills and teaching the importance of respect, education, and perseverance. Kindergarten, elementary school age, and up. Continue reading
A Message from Chevy Chase at Home . . .
Do You Wonder About Your Dreams?
Are you puzzled by those dreams that linger at the edge of your mind as you wake up? On Tuesday, May 21st, 2-4 p.m., Sandy Geller, a Jungian Analyst, will lead a discussion about dreaming as we grow older. If you have a recent short dream, or one that had an impact upon you earlier in your life, and you’d like it discussed, write it out and bring two copies with you. Or just bring your curiosity to this unusual, interesting program at the Chevy Chase Village Hall, 56906 Connecticut Ave. As always, there’s free street parking and Chevy Chase At Home’s delicious refreshments.
Please see short statements below from each candidate seeking election to RCA’s Board of Directors to fill three seats with expiring terms. Each candidate is a current board member. RCA members will vote on these candidates at the Annual Meeting, Tuesday, May 21st. Continue reading