RCA Annual Meeting – 7 to 9 pm, May 10th

Join us for RCA’s Annual Meeting from 7 to 9 pm on May 10th at the French International School, 3200 Woodbine Street. Our featured speaker is Chris Kabatt. Chris is a professional engineer with over two decades of experience managing traffic, parking, and transportation planning and engineering. He will provide an overview of Montgomery County rules regarding traffic studies and traffic calming measures, including the factors considered in determining when traffic studies and traffic calming measures are justified. He will also discuss the types of traffic calming measures utilized in neighborhoods, such as speed humps. 
 
AGENDA
7:00 PM              Community Social
7:30 PM              Meeting Begins
                               State of RCA
                               Treasurer’s Report
                               Board Member Elections
8:00 PM              Featured Speaker
                               Chris Kabatt Montgomery County Traffic Calming 
All are welcome! Dues-paying members are eligible to vote. Dues accepted at the door.

Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup

This year, in honor of Earth Day, RCA partnered with the Rock Creek Conservancy for their Annual Extreme Cleanup. Rollingwood RCA adopted the Meadowbrook Cleanup site. Many thanks to our awesome volunteers who braved the rain to cheerfully collect trash and recyclables. Thanks to your efforts we collected: 22 large bags of trash; 21 bags of recycling; 12 pounds of bulk trash; 29 plastic grocery and ziplock bags; and 141 cigarette butts!

Best find of the day goes to Paul Dowling, who plucked a maraca from a pile of flotsam at the base of a fallen tree in the creek. Paul has decided to keep the maraca and use it to lead our merry band of cleanup volunteers in future efforts to clean and preserve our precious Rock Creek Park. Special thanks to David London, Rock Creek Conservancy Board Member, who greeted our group to talk about the important work RCC does to preserve and protect Rock Creek Park and then rolled up his sleeves and cleaned alongside us!

We look forward to future opportunities to partner with the Rock Creek Conservancy and will keep you all informed of events as they arise. For more pictures of the event, check out the photo gallery.

Happy Hour at LaFerme

Please join us at our new neighborhood hot spot, Le Bar at LaFerme restaurant, on Sunday, April 23, from 5-8 for springtime Happy Hour. Meet new neighbors and catch up with old friends!  The perfect way to enjoy a beautiful spring evening.  Your first drink (wine or beer) is on us, and hor’s d’oevres will be served. Kindly RSVP to molly.mullally@wydlerbrothers.com

Celebrate Earth Day with Rollingwood Neighbors

This year RCA is partnering with the Rock Creek Conservancy for the 2017 Extreme Cleanup. Please join us as we help clean up trash and debris from the Meadowbrook section of Rock Creek Park. We will meet at the Meadowbrook Maintenance Yard at 9:00 am to pick up supplies and receive instructions. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. We’re hoping for a great turnout, so please sign up to be on the Rollingwood Cleanup Team using the below link:

WHEN:  APRIL 22, 2017, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Rain or shine!

WHERE: Meadowbrook Maintenance Yard, 8000 Meadowbrook Lane, Chevy Chase

SIGN UP: 
http://publicevents.force.com/Public_Event_Signup_Page?cid=7017000000164YO

For more information about this event, please visit: 

http://www.rockcreekconservancy.org/what-we-do/upcoming-events/extreme-cleanup

We hope to see you there!

April Events at the Chevy Chase Library

From Friends of the Chevy Chase Library . . .

Upcoming Events at Chevy Chase Library
8005 Connecticut Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
 
On Saturday, 04/01, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 10:30 AM English Conversation Group: Every Saturday from 10:30 am to 12 Noon. Open to all non-native English speakers interested in practicing English in a friendly, informal and fun setting. Join us! For more information, please call 240-773-9590.
On Saturday, 04/01/17 at 2:00 PM Foreign Film Series: Join us for screenings of a variety of films from around the world. Film is typically shown on the first Saturday of each month. All movies have English subtitles. Screenings will begin at 2:00 p.m. This month’s film is Waltz with Bashir (Hebrew, Arabic, German and English; made in Israel). 
On Monday, 04/03/17 at 4:30 PM Read to a Dog: Chevy Chase Library is partnering with P.A.L. for a read to a dog program the first Monday of every month! Young readers will be able to share stories with a furry friend. Dogs will never judge or correct them, which allows them to really improve their reading skills. Drop in.
On Tuesday, 04/04, 11, 18, 25 at 10:30 AM English Conversation Group:  Every Tuesday from 10:30 am to 12 Noon. Open to all non-native English speakers interested in practicing English in a friendly, informal and fun setting. Join us! For more information, please call 240-773-9590.  Free. No reservations needed.
On Tuesday, 04/04, 11, 18 at 10:30 AM Toddler Time: Please join us for fun learning activities. We’ll read, sing, dance, explore and learn finger plays just right for two and three year olds.
On Thursday, 04/06 and 13 at 10:00 AM RSVP/AARP Tax Aide Program’: Free income tax preparation by trained volunteers for low-to-moderate income Montgomery County taxpayers — especially seniors 60 and over. Call 240-777-2577, Monday through Friday, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm to make an appointment starting January 30, 2017. Appointments can also be made online. Book by March 1, 2017 to guarantee an appointment. Appointments can be made by phone or online, but once an appointment is scheduled, changes or cancellations must be done by phone at 240-777-2577. Helping you is important to RSVP/AARP. If you cannot keep your appointment, please call to cancel so they can offer the appointment to someone else. Thank you!
On Thursday, 04/06/17 at 11:00 AM : Confused about accessing the library’s eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines? Want to know more about the apps we offer? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session with a staff member. Register online or by phone by calling 240-773-9590.  Please bring your device, library card and Amazon account information if you have a Kindle.
On Thursday, 04/06/17 at 10:30 AM Toddler Arts and Crafts: Drop by between 10:30 am and 11:30 am for simple toddler crafts. No registration needed. 
On Friday, 04/07, 14, 21, 28 at 3:30 PM Lego Play: Drop in for an open session of Lego play on Fridays between 3:30 and 5:00 pm. Elementary age with an adult. We will provide the Legos and space, you provide the imagination. No registration needed….
On Wednesday, 04/12/17 at 2:00 PM Non-Fiction Book Group: Join the group to discuss Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer. Copies of the book available one month before the session at the Information Desk. Registration is not required.
On Wednesday, 04/12/17 at 7:30 PM Great Books Group: This month’s selection is The Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam. Join us for an intellectually stimulating exploration of some of the greatest fiction and non-fiction works published through the ages. Registration is not required. Attendees are responsible for obtaining the material to read in advance of the discussion.  Group meets the second Wednesday each month at 7:30 pm
On Thursday, 04/13, 20, 27 at 10:30 AM Play Date at the Library: Come to the Chevy Chase Library on Thursday mornings from 10:30 -11:30 am to meet new friends and have fun with Duplos, blocks, matching and sorting games and other STEM/STEAM activities. Preschool age. No registration needed.
On Thursday, 04/13/17 at 7:00 PM Pajama Story Time: Please join us from 7:00-7:30pm for fun learning activities. We’ll read, sing, dance, explore and learn finger plays for the whole family. No registration needed.
On Saturday, 04/15/17 at 10:30 AM Saturday Family Storytime: Please join us from for fun learning activities. We’ll read, sing, dance, explore and learn finger plays for the whole family. No registration needed. This is a repeat of the Thursday evening program.
On Friday, 04/21/17 at 10:30 AM Jefferson Café: This month’s readings will be Life on a US Navy Submarine by Jeremy Bender; Business Insider, 6 January 2016 and America’s New Aircraft Carriers by Dave Majumdar; The National Interest, 7 April 2015. We hope everyone will feel comfortable participating. The group is fairly small so that everyone can see and hear everyone else while seated around a table. Copies of the articles to be discussed will be available without charge on the holds shelf at the library.
On Tuesday, 04/25/17 at 10:30 AM Bilingual Storytime with Senora Lupe Marks: Please join us for a bilingual (Spanish/English) storytime just right for toddlers and preschoolers. No registration needed. 
On Tuesday, 04/25/17 at 11:00 AM El Dia De Los Ninos Craft:  Celebrate Children’s Day (El día de los niños) at Chevy Chase library by making a fun craft after our bilingual storytime with Sra Lupe(at 10:30am)
On Wednesday, 04/26/17 at 2:00 PM Fiction Memoir and Biography Book Group: Join the group to discuss Someone by Alice McDermott. Copies of the book are made available one month before the session, at the Information Desk. Registration is not required.

 

Membership Renewal Information

If you have not yet had an opportunity to renew your RCA membership, please consider doing so. Your support helps with RCA programming, special events, neighborhood communications, public safety initiatives, and community-building activities. Annual dues is only $35 per year. Please click here for to renew online. Thank you!

February Events at the Chevy Chase Library

 

From Friends of the Chevy Chase Library . . .
On Wednesday, 02/01/17 at 4:30 PM Yoga for Youngsters:  Ages 5-10. **NOTE** for your child’s safety, we will restrict entry to children ages 5-10 and not allow admittance after 4:40. Only children (no parents) will be permitted in the room, but there will be a staff member present. Thank you for your understanding. Interested in learning yoga? Want some ways to relax or become more flexible? Just want to try something new? Come join instructor Linya Huang for this fun and gentle way to exercise. Learn poses, breathing techniques, and so much more!
On Thursday, 02/02/17 at 10:30 AM Toddler Arts and Crafts: Drop by between 10:30 am and 11:30 am for simple toddler crafts. No registration needed. 
On Friday, 02/03, 10,17 and 24 at 3:30 PM Lego Play: Drop in for an open session of Lego play on Fridays between 3:30 and 5:00 pm. Elementary age with an adult. We will provide the Legos and space, you provide the imagination. No registration needed….
On Saturday, 02/04/17 at 2:00 PM Foreign Film Series: Join us for screenings of a variety of films from around the world. Film is typically shown on the first Saturday of each month. All movies have English subtitles. Screenings will begin at 2:00 p.m. This month’s film is Persuasion (English; made in the United Kingdom).
On Monday, 02/06/17 at 4:30 PM Pages with PALS (People Animals Love): Chevy Chase Library is partnering with P.A.L. for a read to a dog program the first Monday of every month! Young readers will be able to share stories with a furry friend. Dogs will never judge or correct them, which allows them to really improve their reading skills.
On Tuesday, 02/07, 14 and 21 at 10:30 AM Toddler Time: Please join us for fun learning activities. We’ll read, sing, dance, explore and learn finger plays just right for two and three year olds.
On Wednesday, 02/08/17 at 2:00 PM Non-Fiction Book Group:  Join the group to discuss The Edge of the World: A Cultural History of the North Sea and the Transformation of Europe by Michael Pye. Copies of the book available one month before the session at the Information Desk. Registration is not required.
On Wednesday, 02/08/17 at 7:30 PM Great Books Group:  This month’s selection is Tales of the Alhambra by Washington Irving. Join us for an intellectually stimulating exploration of some of the greatest fiction and non-fiction works published through the ages. Registration is not required. Attendees are responsible for obtaining the material to read in advance of the discussion.  Group meets the second Wednesday each month at 7:30 pm
On Thursday, 02/09/17 at 10:30 AM Play Date at the Library: Come to the Chevy Chase Library on Thursday mornings from 10:30 -11:30 am to meet new friends and have fun with Duplos, blocks, matching and sorting games and other STEM/STEAM activities. Preschool age. No registration needed.
On Saturday, 02/11/17 at 11:00 AM Chinese New Year Lion Dance: Join us at 11am to celebrate the Chinese New Year with a Lion Dance performance by the Chinese Youth Club of Washington, DC.
On Thursday, 02/16 and 23 at 10:30 AM Play Date at the Library: Come to the Chevy Chase Library on Thursday mornings from 10:30 -11:30 am to meet new friends and have fun with Duplos, blocks, matching and sorting games and other STEM/STEAM activities. Preschool age. No registration needed.
On Thursday, 02/16/17 at 7:00 PM Family Story Time: Please join us from 7:00-7:30pm for fun learning activities. We’ll read, sing, dance, explore and learn finger plays for the whole family. No registration needed.
On Friday, 02/17/17 at 10:30 AM Jefferson Café: This month’s article will be There’s No Such Thing as Free Will by Stephen Cave. We hope everyone will feel comfortable participating. The group is fairly small so that everyone can see and hear everyone else while seated around a table. Copies of the articles to be discussed will be available without charge on the holds shelf at the library.
On Saturday, 02/18/17 at 10:30 AM Saturday Family Storytime: Please join us from for fun learning activities. We’ll read, sing, dance, explore and learn finger plays for the whole family. No registration needed. This is a repeat of the Thursday evening program
On Saturday, 02/18/17 at 1:00 PM Board and Card Games Group: Join us for board and card games at the Chevy Chase Library on the third Saturday of each month for January, February and March 2017. Games for this session are TBD. If you’re experienced or a complete beginner, drop in and have some fun
On Wednesday, 02/22/17 at 2:00 PM Fiction Memoir and Biography Book Group: Join the group to discuss All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Copies of the book are made available one month before the session, at the Information Desk. Registration is not required
On Saturday, 02/25/17 at 11:00 AM John Henry, the Guitar Playing Man: Celebrate Library Lover’s Month with us at a fun family event featuring John Henry, the Guitar Playing Man. John Henry will allow children and families to explore the world of music and instruments as they sing, dance, and play in this fun show.
On Monday, 02/27/17 at 5:00 PM Pokeclub: Join us for this fun monthly program! We will learn more about our favorite pocket monsters, their origins and more! Earn badges, meet friends, have fun! For ages 6 and up, no registration needed.