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1.  County Announcements on COVID-19 Click here

2.  Events From WAVE Villages Click here

3.  Police Department Survey Click here

4.
  Recharge and Connect Event 11/17 Click here

5.  Announcements From County Exec. Click here

6.  Interfaith Concert Event 11/19 Click here

7.  Additional Events Click here
 County Announcements on COVID-19
Montgomery County Revises Capacity Limits for Businesses Amid Rising COVID-19 Cases

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, after consultation with County Health Officer Travis Gayles and based on data, has issued Executive Order 122-20 that reduces capacity limits for businesses, including restaurants and retail establishments. Among the changes in the order are those preventing gatherings from having more than 25 people and limiting certain businesses to 25 percent of capacity. The order was put in place after the number of new COVID-19 cases continued to increase in the County. The provisions of the order went into effect on Nov. 10, after the County Council approved the order.

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Follow County Executive Marc Elrich on Twitter

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is now sharing insight to County Government, updates on County programs and making residents aware of upcoming community events on his new official Twitter account. His account also will provide video highlights of events he attends. Follow the County Executive @MontCoExec.

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Commission for Women to Host Three More ‘Listening Tours’ Featuring County Elected Officials

The Montgomery County Commission for Women’s series of “Listening Tours” featuring County elected officials will continue with three additional sessions providing a virtual microphone for women to share how they have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the current social climate and other concerns. The feedback from the series will help guide the future work of the commission. The final three sessions in the series will be on Monday, Nov. 16; Tuesday, Nov. 17; and Friday, Nov. 20.

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Events From WAVE Villages
From Greater Stonegate Village:

Women in Politics:  Why We Need More

The presentation will focus on women in politics and address why female representation matters and how we can champion that cause.
 
Speaker:  Delegate Anne R. Kaiser is a member of the House of Delegates, representing the 14th District in Montgomery County.  Anne is Chairman of the powerful House Ways & Means Committee, after having served as Majority Leader.  She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland, College Park.  Anne teaches two courses in the Public Policy program: Women in Leadership, and Public Leaders and Active Citizens. 
 
RSVP: Please let Geri Cooperman know that you will join us. You can reach Geri by email.
When: Wednesday, December 9, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Where: On Zoom. The login information will be provided the day before the event to those who have registered.

From Bethesda Metro Area Village:
RSVP to this email at least 1 day before the scheduled program date.


James Rosebush, Tuesday, November 17, 10 am.
James Rosebush, Deputy Assistant to President Reagan, Chief of Staff to First Lady Nancy Reagan, Senior Advisor in the Reagan White House, and author of "True Reagan", will be speaking on his latest book, "Winning Your Audience: Deliver a Message with the Confidence of a President." Rosebush combines life experiences to teach us how to gain mastery over fear and become a more effective presenter, teacher, salesperson, and parent.


James Barron, Tuesday, December 1, 10 am.
Barron will be speaking about his recently published book, "The Greek Connection: The Life of Elias Demetracopoulos and the Untold Story of Watergate." Drawing on a decade of research and original reporting, he tells the story of a man whose pursuit of uncomfortable truths put him at odds with the government of his native Greece and with eight U. S presidents, from Truman through Reagan. Demetracopoulos was the target of CIA, FBI, and State Department surveillance and harassment, as well as a kidnapping plot. The Greek Connection tells about the cost of standing up for democracy and a free press, and the role of foreign money in the presidential election of 1968. 

AND in collaboration with MCPL -
Historian Matthew Costello, Monday, November 23, 3 pm. Costello, Vice President of the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History, White House Historian, will be discussing his book, "The Property of the Nation: George Washington’s Tomb, Mount Vernon, and the Memory of the First President." Co-sponsored with the Connie Morella Library. Free and open to the public.
Zoom link click here ; Meeting ID: 994 7668 3049. The library closes the link at 3:05 pm so be sure to login on time.


From the Village at Kentlands and Lakelands:

THURSDAY 11/19, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
The Golden Age of Music – with Michael Lavine
Registration Link Click here

WEEKLY MEDITATION SITS, TUESDAY @ 1:00 – 2:00 PM – with Anuka Gazara * OPEN TO ALL*
Event Flyer Click here


Additional Events:

Horizons of Aging Summit 2020 11/16-11/18
This three-day virtual conference is designed to affirm the lives of older LGBTQ people and to educate senior service providers and others about the unique needs of this community. Up to 12 CEUs are available for full attendance by social workers, marriage/family therapists and chemical dependency counselors.
Click here for more information.

MCPL Library Event:
Event with author Lisa See, will take place on Tuesday, Nov 17 at 3pm.
Click here for more information.

She'll be discussing her latest book, The Island of Sea Women, which is also the 2020 "One Maryland One Book" title.

 
Police Department Survey Deadline: 11/14
County Seeks Community Input for Public Safety

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich invites residents to answer a survey designed to gauge their assessment of the Montgomery County Police Department, its structure, services, and funding. The survey, which will be open for two weeks, from Nov. 1 to Nov. 14;  is available in multiple languages: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, French, Korean, Chinese, and Amharic is located online. Click here
 
Read the release here.
Recharge and Connect Event 11/17
Recharge and Connect: A Yoga Workshop for Caregivers
November 17th,  2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

The ElderSAFE Center is hosting a free virtual yoga workshop for caregivers. The class will be led by yoga instructor, Cheryl Kravitz. She has a special interest in working with individuals with dementia and their caregivers. Cheryl will lead caregivers through a gentle practice designed to reduce stress, fear, and agitation by teaching relaxation breathing, and incorporating moderate movements that can be adapted to the individual. The workshop will end with a discussion on additional community resources to support caregivers.
Click here to Register

 
Announcements From County Exec.
Phishing, Smishing and Vishing: Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection Warns of Increased Creative Attempts to Steal Personal Identification During the Holidays

Phishing, Smishing and Vishing are just some of the new words entering our daily world. The Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) wants residents to know that these terms are not part of a catchy new children’s book. They are the names given to serious efforts by scammers trying to trick people into turning over money or account information. The efforts are even more numerous during the holidays when consumers receive increased messages and calls from all types of legitimate companies and organizations—making it even easier for criminals to horn their way into their pocketbooks.

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Montgomery County Leaf Vacuum Collection Begins Nov. 9 and Continues Through Mid-December With Improved System to Check Schedule Online

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will begin its annual leaf vacuuming starting the week beginning Monday, Nov. 9, with two collections taking place on each leaf collection district street. This year, residents can more easily find the collection schedule online by simply entering a street address. The leaf vacuum collection district is bounded by I-495; I-270; the Rockville City limits; Norbeck, Bel Pre and Bonifant roads; Northwest Branch Park; and the District of Columbia and Prince George’s County lines.

Click here for more information.

Employment Expo for Those 50-and-Over Goes Virtual, With First Event on Tuesday, Nov. 17

Montgomery County and the Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA) encourage job seekers 50-and-over to join the first Montgomery County Virtual Employment Expo on Tuesday, Nov. 17. Attendees of the free event will be able to network with area employers, attend free workshops and learn new job-search skills from the comfort and safety of their home. Multiple employers with available full-time and part-time salaried job opportunities will participate.

Click here for more information.

 

Montgomery County Executive Elrich, Councilmember Hucker and Planning Board Chair Anderson to Speak at 2020 Virtual County Energy Summit on Nov. 17-19

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, County Department of Environmental Protection Director Adam Ortiz, Eric Coffman of Maryland Energy Administration and William Ellis with Pepco will be the lead speakers on Tuesday, Nov. 17, which will be the opening day of the three-day Seventh Annual Montgomery County Energy Summit. The event will be held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 health crisis.

Click here for more information.

Interfaith Concert Event 11/19
Additional Events

HEALTHY CHOICES AND SELF CARE

Suburban Hospital is offering the following programs:

Dine, Learn & Move: Holiday Recipe Makeover
Wednesday, November 18, 6-7:30 pm.

This 90-minute interactive session will get your heart pumping with a fitness activity, teach tips for making healthy choices, then wrap-up with a live cooking demonstration. Learn how to put a healthier twist on your favorite holiday meals and treats.
To register, click here

 

THE POWER OF STORYTELLING

Sibley Hospital is offering the following virtual program:

"The Power of Storytelling" on Tuesday, November 17, 4-5pm. with Jay Newton-Small, founder and CEO of MemoryWell, LLC. Jay has been a journalist for 15+ years, writing for TIME magazine and Bloomberg News. When her father moved into an assisted living community, the staff asked her to complete a 20-page questionnaire about his life. Instead, she wrote down his story. His caregivers loved it and MemoryWell was born.
Register by emailing Honora Precourt by clicking here or by calling 202-364-7602.



DISCUSSION OF ASIAN ART AND HERITAGE

The Foggy Bottom West End Village will host Art Thursday: Art and Heritage With Artist Helen Zughaib, on Thursday, December 3rd at 7pm.

Helen Zughaib is a professional artist and resident of Foggy Bottom whose work has been widely exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States, Europe, and the Arab world. She will introduce a film of an interview she had with staff of the Seattle Asian Art Museum in July of this year. Helen was one of three artists who have immigrated to the US from Asia and the Middle East invited to appear in conversation with museum staff on separate evenings to talk about their art, heritage, and coping with the present moment. In this interview,

Helen discusses her family’s experiences in Syria and Lebanon and exhibits a wide range of her works created over the years following her arrival in the US. She will be available to answer questions at the end of the video.

Registration link: Click here

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