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Bluebirds Take Flight in Montgomery Parks: Thanks to Volunteers More than 1,200 Fledged in 2010

Bluebirds Take Flight in Montgomery Parks: Thanks to Volunteers More than 1,200 Fledged in 2010

From Montgomery County Department of Parks:

Gaithersburg Hosts 3rd Annual Active Aging Expo

Gaithersburg Hosts 3rd Annual Active Aging Expo

From the City of Gaithersburg:

Gaithersburg, MD -  Montgomery County ranked first on a 2008 list of longest life expectancy in the U.S. at 81.31 years according to Money Magazine.  Staying healthy, active and involved are the keys to successful aging. 

The City of Gaithersburg Active Aging Expo will be a day filled with energy, educational talks, interactive demonstrations, and preventive screenings.  There will also be facials, massages and the opportunity to explore how to re-invent yourself at any age.  Learn how the arts can help you age more successfully, how to care for your skin to look your best, how to keep your brain active and healthy, ways to reduce stress, how to maintain healthy relationships and romance, and tips for leading a healthier, safer life.

Opportunity to meet Flag Officers from the NAVY at their Stars & Stripes Reception

Opportunity to meet Flag Officers from the NAVY at their Stars & Stripes Reception

The U.S. Department of the NAVY hosted and invited our members to attend the Stars & Strips reception held during the Black Engineers Awards Conference on February 18, 2011.  The NAVY (Flag Officers) had round-table discussions with the students based on their interest in a career in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM).  

On Saturday, February 19th, the Patriots attended the conference where hundreds of organizations were available to help our youth focus on the importance of STEM related fields in an effort to develop the necessary leadership skills to be successful in their future career goals.

The National Broadband Plans' Impact on the Underserved: And What Does It Mean?

Since the announcement regarding the National Broadband Plan efforts - we have seen and heard of education and training centers proping up all over the country. Assisting residents in learning how to use and benefit from getting on the internet.But, with all these efforts - how does it affect the underserved communities?

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Media and Technology Institute Invites you to a Technology Policy Forum on

The National Broadband Plan and the Underserved 

One Year Later

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

National Press Club
Holeman Lounge
529 14th Street, Northwest
Washington, DC  20045

American Red Cross Blood Drive

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Where: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814

Date: February 17, 2011

Time: 9:00am–3:00pm

Due to  a drastic shortage in blood and platelet units, caused by severe winter weather, the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center is hosting a blood drive for the American Red Cross. Appointments can be made online. The sponsor code is 16985. Please call for any additional information.

Website: https://www.membersforlife.org/rccm/mobilesch/login.php?sp

Phone: Richard: 240-777-8207

Area Students Competed in the Annual Biomedical Competition

It was check-up time for the Patriots on February 7, 2011! The U.S. National Institutes of Health and four of their institutes, National Library of Medicine, NIH Office of Communications and Public Liaison, NIH Office of Science Education, and National Human Genome Research Institute, sponsored the Patriots 2nd Annual Biomedical Competition.  Their goal was to encourage students to further their interest in various medical fields. 

We had students from Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC participating in the competition, and 10 medical professionals to serve as judges.  We also had 10 future doctors from Georgetown University Medical Center to give our guests a pre-doctor check up.  Each team was required to present a five-page research paper, brochure, slide show presentation, one-page web site, display board, and an oral presentation on one of the pre-selected medical careers.  

Salt and Pepper Cooking Classes a Hit at White Flint Mall

Salt and Pepper Cooking Classes a Hit at White Flint Mall

Home Cooks Brian Reeve and Chef "Tee" Terrell Danley showed everyone how to whip up great, no fuss foods for the big game.

The guys educated, entertained and gave out samples of the following dishes:

 *   Brian's Cheer-rific Chili! -- Brian spices things up with his version of this hearty one-pot classic.

 *   Chef Tee's Poppin' Potato Skins --  Chef Tee works his magic by sprucing up baked potatoes with Brian's Cheer-rific Chilli.

 *   Chef Tee's Flaming Hot Wings -- Chef Tee puts his spin on America's most popular Super Bowl dish.

 *   Brian's Easy Guacamole -- This is so easy and good that you'll make it for every party.