Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007

Walk for Hope returns to Cabin John

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Join hundreds of breast cancer survivors and their supporters on Oct. 7 at Cabin John Regional Park for the City of Hope’s annual Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer.

Josh and Debby Rales, of Potomac, chair the walk and fun run that raises funds for the renowned breast cancer research and treatment center located near Los Angeles. Held in cities across the country, the events have raised more than $20 million for breast cancer research, treatment and education programs.

Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. for the 10 a.m. 5k fun run, 5k walk and 2k walk. The event features entertainment, food, giveaways, and a Kids’ Zone with moon bounce and games. All adults who raise or donate a minimum of $45 will receive an official Walk for Hope T-shirt.

To register or volunteer for the event, visit

Adventures in glass

A new exhibit, ‘‘New Glass Adventures”, will highlight a variety of glass making techniques from Sept. 8-23 at the Art Glass Center at Glen Echo.

The show features glass sketches, painting on glass and other innovative methods by artists Michaela Borghese, Awie Botes, Sue Hill, Wendy Jarcho and Laurie Tompkins. The opening reception is from 4-6 p.m. on Sept. 8 at the center located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd. It is open from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. For information, call Wendy Jarcho at 301-320-0987 or e-mail

Enjoy the river infour-part harmony

The Glen Echoes Barbershop Quartet will perform a cappella and in close-harmony at the River Center at Lockhouse 8 from 3-4 p.m. Sept. 9. The group sings songs from the 1890s and other traditional favorites. To RSVP for this free event, contact Judy Welles at 301-608-1188 or by e-mailing Welles @ The center is located in the C&O Canal National Historic Park at Cabin John.

Open house atCongregation B’nai Tzedek

Congregation B’nai Tzedek is hosting an educational open house at 7 p.m., Aug. 29 to present its unique educational perspective and details of its religious and nursery school programs. Refreshments will be served. To reserve a seat, call Jamie at 301-299-0225 ext. 301or e-mail

Congrats to...

*Dorsey Standish, of Potomac, on being awarded the Rensselaer Medal by the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, N.Y. The $60,000 scholarship is awarded to high school juniors excelling in math and science. She attends the Holton-Arms School and is the daughter of Melanie Dorsey and Dan Standish of Potomac.

*Jascha D. Fields, of Potomac, on earning a master’s degree in counseling at the College of Education at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Fl. He is the son of Birgit and Stuart H. Fields of Potomac.

*Luke Fitzpatrick, of North Potomac, on performing with the Music School Festival Orchestra at the Chautauqua Summer Schools of Fine and Performing Arts in Chautauqua, N.Y. The seven-week summer class combines performance with an education in the theater, dance, visual arts and opera. He is the son of Robert and Elizabeth Fitzpatrick of North Potomac.

A benefit forPotomac-based charity

Potomac Community Resources, the Potomac nonprofit that provides programs for teens and adults with developmental disabilities, is hosting its 12th annual Patricia Sullivan Benefit on Sept. 29. Tickets cost $200 per person for cocktails and dinner at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, in Bethesda.

Call Liz Robinson at 301-980-8082 for more about the event or visit for more on the nonprofit.

Get fit on the C&O canal

The Fifty Plus Lifelong Fitness Association, a non-profit fitness club, is hosting a walk Saturday along the C&O Canal.

The walk takes about an hour and all ability levels are welcome. Walkers meet at 7:45 a.m. at the parking lot on MacArthur Boulevard, across the street from the Old Angler’s Inn, located at 10801 MacArthur Blvd.

There is no cost to join. For information, call 240-632-8355.

Town meetingcoming to Potomac

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) will host a town meeting with Potomac residents at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 27 at the Potomac United Methodist Church, 9908 South Glen Road. All are welcome to attend to share your ideas and concerns at the public forum.

Spanish translation will be available. Sign language interpreter services will be provided if requested within 72 hours of the event. County Cable 6 will videotape the meeting. Call 240-7777-6530 for more information about meeting or the cable television program schedule.

Waiting listfor willing tutors

The Literacy Council of Montgomery County has more than 200 adult students on its waiting list for tutors and is in dire need of volunteers willing to teach. No foreign language skills are necessary. Tutors work one-on-one or with small groups, and meet with students in libraries or community centers at mutually convenient times. Tutor orientations will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Monday at the Gaithersburg Library and on Aug. 29 at the Rockville Library. Call 301-610-0030 or e-mail to register.

Help needy kids gearup for school

Congregation Har Shalom is collecting new school supplies to donate to needy children receiving assistance from the Montgomery County Child Welfare Services Department.

Now through Sept. 7, drop off such needed supplies as: backpacks, binders, calculators, colored pencils, combination locks, 24-pack crayons, dictionaries, dividers, erasers, folders, glue sticks, 4-oz. glue bottles, highlighters, index cards, loose leaf paper, WASHABLE markers, pencil boxes⁄cases, pencil sharpeners, post-it notes, rulers, scissors, spiral notebooks, staplers, tape, thesaurus, tissues, and USB flash drives.

The congregation is located at 11510 Falls Road.

Volunteers neededfor Kentlands run

Organizers of the Kentlands-Lakelands 5K and Kids Fun Run are recruiting student and adult volunteers to help with this year’s event planned for Sept. 1. Students can earn service learning hours by manning a water station for the runners, stuffing information packets, helping with registration and delivering flyers. Volunteers will be rewarded with food and festivities after the race and an invitation to a dinner to thank them for their efforts. Go to to learn more and sign up.

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