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2nd Annual “Be Brave and Shave” Heroes against Cancer Fundraiser

Members of the Montgomery County Police Department and Fire & Rescue Service have volunteered to have their heads shaved as participants in this special fundraiser.  Montgomery County Assistant Police Chief Drew Tracy along with approximately 50 officers and firefighters (including at least one female officer and her firefighter husband) will have their heads shaved by volunteer stylists from the Hair Cuttery.

Those who would like to donate in support of the Montgomery County first responders can log unto:  www.firstgiving.com/montgomerypoliceandfire.  The gross proceeds will provide funds to support the McKnew Cancer Research Endowment Fund, hire staff in the Center, and support unbudgeted research initiatives.

Sunday, November 7th, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Montgomery County Public Safety Training Academy: 9710 Great Seneca Highway, Rockville, MD.

County Executive to Host the First Diwali Celebration To Honor Indian Cultural Heritage

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett will host the County’s first Diwali celebration on Monday, November 8, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in honor of the most important holiday in Indian culture and to highlight one of the largest ethnicities in Montgomery County.  The free event will be held at the Executive Office Building, Lobby Level Auditorium, 101 Monroe St., Rockville.

Known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali is a five-day holiday between mid-October and mid-November observed by people of Indian heritage worldwide.  The public education and celebration program will feature remarks, a lighting ceremony, Indian dance and a reception with refreshments.  All food and supplies are being donated by community sponsors. 

The event is co-sponsored by the County Executive’s Office of Community Partnerships and the County Executive’s Asian American Advisory Group.

Spot's Birthday Party

Adapted for the stage by David Wood
Based on the books by Eric Hill
Music & Lyrics by David Wood
Directed by Joe Banno
All Ages
SPOT © Eric Hill/Salspot Ltd., 2010

Recieve a free goodie bag & birthday hat, compliments of Spot!

"Malloween" Trick or Treat at Westfield

Saturday, October 30th

Westfield Wheaton will once again host its annual safe Malloween Trick or Treat for Washington DC-area families.

Stores throughout the mall will provide treats for all of the ghouls and goblins. In addition, there will be a contest to find the mall’s best children’s costume.

Parents will also be able to sign up for a chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree and receive exclusive retailer discounts and special benefits at Westfield Wheaton.

FREE Scary Face Pancakes This Friday at IHOP

The following was sent to us by Amanda Kelly of Wills Communications, Inc.:

No Tricks – Just Treats As Kids 12 And Under Celebrate Halloween A Little Early

IHOP restaurants in the DC area will celebrate Halloween a little early this year, offering kids 12 and under a free Scary Face Pancake as part of a national No Tricks – Just Treats program designed to provide kids with a safe and fun Halloween event.  The “design-your-own” Scary Face Pancake includes an oversized signature buttermilk pancake with a whipped topping mouth and strawberry nose, served with two mini OREO® cookies and candy corn on the side to allow kids to create their own Halloween hotcake. 

IHOP wants to provide trick or treaters with a safe and fun Halloween celebration that they can enjoy with friends and family as part of the company’s ongoing effort to give something back to the communities in which it operates.

MCPS Parent Academy - Refresh Your Algebra Skills with the Math Dude

  • Where: 18909 Kingsview Rd, Germantown, MD 20874
  • Date: October 27, 2010
  • Time: 7:00pm–8:30pm
  • Brush up on your algebra and learn a few tips on how to help your child with algebra. Led by Mike DeGraba, The Math Dude, from the MCPS instructional TV series.

  • Features: Free
  • Price: Free

Wheaton & Kensington Chamber Breakfast Mixer

Date: Wed, October 27th 2010
Additional Time Info: 8:30 am to 10:00 am
External Link: Event Website

The Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce Presents:

Overcoming the Challenges for Business Loans in Today's Economy

Guest speakers include:
-Sean Chrysostom, VP Business Banking Development, CapitalOne Bank, Kensington
-Todd Rovin, Manager & Financial Center Leader, BB&T Bank - Georgia Ave, Wheaton
-Cesar Lopez, Director of Lending, LEDC (grows small businesses through microloans)