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Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center Hosts Classes and Meetings in October and November

The Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center, located at 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring, will host a variety of classes and meetings in October and November. A description of these offering is listed below:

• Evening ESOL Classes. English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes continue to be open to new students. The Beginner and Intermediate ESOL classes, for all adults who want to learn English, meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost for the classes is $20. There is also a $20 book fee. To sign up for a class or to receive more information, call 240-777-8400.

Montgomery County Public Libraries Hosts"Meet the Author" Programs Featuring Local Writers

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will host three “Meet the Author” programs in October featuring local authors.

On Wednesday, October 13 at 7 p.m., Olga Grushin, author of “The Line” and “The Dream Life of Sukhanov,” will be at the Silver Spring Library, 8901 Colesville Rd.

Grushin’s first novel, “The Dream Life of Sukhanov,” won the 2007 New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award and was chosen as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a Washington Post Top Ten Best Book of the Year. Her second novel, “The Line,” published in April 2010, was chosen as an Editors' Choice book by The New York Times. She is now at work on her third book.

On Saturday, October 16 at 2 p.m., novelist and short story writer Dolen Perkins-Valdez will be at Marilyn J. Praisner Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville for a reading and book signing of her debut novel, “Wench.”

North Potomac Community Recreation Center to Hold Public Meeting

From the Montgomery County Public Information Office:

The public is invited to a presentation of the final plans for the North Potomac Community Recreation Center on October 14 at the Travilah Elementary School, 13801 Dufief Mill Rd., North Potomac, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. Reservations are not required.

The Departments of Recreation and General Services and the project architects will present the final design for the new 33,000 net square-foot center that will be located on Travilah Road in North Potomac. The facility will house a gymnasium, exercise room, social hall, kitchen, senior/community lounge, arts room, game room, conference room, offices and main lobby.  Outside amenities will include an athletic field and two hard surfaced basketball/volleyball courts.

Construction for the new center is expected to start late summer of 2011 and be completed in mid-winter 2013.

Potomac River to Host Bass Fishing League Regional Championship

The Bass Fishing League is headed to the Potomac River Oct. 7-9 for a regional championship featuring the best anglers from the BFL’s Northeast, Piedmont, North Carolina and Shenandoah divisions.

“The grass will be breaking up a bit during that tournament,” said FLW Tour pro and Castrol pro David Dudley of Lynchburg, Va. “It’s super thick right now, and typically when the grass dies off a little bit the frog bite will dominate.

“It’s all shallow grass, so you’ll see guys throwing chatterbaits, topwater baits and even some flipping,” Dudley added. “You can do about anything you want to fishing grass in three feet of water, but the dominant bite will be the frog.”

Takeoffs will be at Smallwood State Park located at 2750 Sweden Point Rd. in Marbury, Md. Takeoff is scheduled for 7 a.m. each day while weigh-in will begin at 3 p.m. at Smallwood State Park. Takeoffs and weigh-ins are free and open to the public.

Potomac Horse Center's Fall Open House

Come out on October 3rd for The Potomac Horse Center’s North Potomac Community Day!

The event takes place from 11am to 4pm.

Since the Fall of 1994, The Potomac Horse Center has been hosting Open Houses for the local community.  They offer Horse & Pony rides, Hay Rides, a Moon Bounce, Barn Tours, Personalized Horseshoes, Carnival Food Vendors, Riding Demonstrations, and much more!

The Potomac Horse Center is open 363 days a year -- offering trail riding classes in Muddy Branch Stream Valley Park, Birthday/Pony Parties, Pony Rides, an accredited Summer Camp Program, Therapeutic Riding, Competition Horseback Riding Shows, and of course... a full course schedule inclusive of all types and levels of fine English horseback riding for Mini-mites aged 5 to 8 years - to Teens - and all Adults including Seniors. 

Tickets for 2010's Final Major Available at FedEx Office

The Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship has teamed up with FedEx and will distribute complimentary tickets to the Champions Tour's final major championship of the season at six FedEx Office locations around the Washington D.C. area.

The Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship is scheduled for Oct 5-10, 2010, at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in Potomac, MD. Complimentary admission to the championship is being offered to all fans for the entire week, including a performance by Better Than Ezra at the Birdies for the Brave Military Appreciation Ceremony. The concert is presented by Birdies for the Brave and the USO of Metropolitan Washington on Saturday, Oct. 9.

Fans are encouraged to pick up a complimentary ticket at any of the participating FedEx Office locations (limit four per person).

TPC Potomac Birdies for the Brave Event Oct. 11th

A PGA TOUR Charities, Inc. program, Birdies for the Brave is the PGA TOUR’s primary vehicle for supporting the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Since 2005, the TOUR has joined with PGA TOUR players and corporate partners to raise millions of dollars for military homefront groups that directly serve military men and women lost or seriously injured in performance of their duty, through fundraising events at TPC clubs nationwide.

Birdies for the Brave was originally created by TOUR player Phil Mickelson and his wife, Amy, to support troops injured during combat. For each birdie or eagle made by Phil throughout the season, a contribution of $100 for a birdie or $500 for an eagle is made to Homes For Our Troops and Special Operations Warrior Foundation.