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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.

Macy’s Honors Hispanic Heritage Month

During Hispanic Heritage Month, Macy's will host special in-store events at select stores across the nation including locations in Wheaton, MD;  Denver; Santa Ana, CA; Chicago; San Francisco; Miami; San Antonio; Houston; Los Angeles, and New York City. 

Macy's El Encanto Latino events will empower participants to live well, look fantastic and feel fabulous by creating an engaging program hosted by inspirational speakers including Barbara Trujillo Gomez, Lilly Mucarsel, Evelina Solis and Luz Maria Briseno. Each moderator will create a dialogue with participants around the importance of empowering oneself to succeed via positive thinking, fitness and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. These are all important tools that can empower the entire family unit, a central element of Latino culture.

School Lunches Affected by Slow Economy and Budget Cuts

Education Week reports that due to summer school and transportation budget cuts in Montgomery County schools (and in counties across the country) fewer children are getting free lunches in at least one school district.

The recession has made an impact in school lunch and nutrition programs funded by the Department of Agriculture.  The number of free lunches provided to children in the summer has dropped drastically, and the outcome is proving to be detrimental to low income families.

While the cuts in free lunch assistance are heavy this summer, the program should be stabilized for the fall school year.

To read more, visit: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2010/08/16/01nutrition.h30.html?tkn=MMLFZq6PoVB8iFvgg7dQ1KSCyQH0m549TsDC&cmp=clp-edweek