Sunday, March 20 -- “Japan Fair.” Bauer Drive Community Center, 14625 Bauer Dr., Rockville. 1 to 5 p.m. Free. Presented by high school students from Yokohama Hayato High School in Yokohama, Japan. Students will demonstrate and teach various Japanese arts, games and customs. Observe an informal Japanese Tea Ceremony and listen to Japanese songs. Also, a martial arts demonstration, dancing and a Japanese play. Learn how to create origami and calligraphy, play Japanese games and see Anime/Manga. Co-hosted by the Department of Recreation and Sakura Educational Exchange USA. Call 301-468-4015.

Wednesday, March 23 -- “Financial Fraud: Seniors Fight Back.” Charter House, 1316 Fenwick La., Silver Spring. 6 - 8 p.m. Free public forum hosted by County’s Advisory Committee on Consumer Protection that will examine financial issues facing seniors. Montgomery County Council President Valerie Ervin will welcome attendees. Moderator Beacon Newspaper publisher Stuart Rosenthal will lead a discussion with experts from the County’s Office of Consumer Protection (OCP), the Maryland Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office, attorneys in the field and audience members. Light refreshments served. Pre-registration not required but recommended; seating is limited. Sign language interpreter services provided by request at least 72 hours in advance.To register or request sign language or other services or aids needed to participate in the forum, call 240-777-3636 or MD Relay at 1-800-735-2258, or email For more information, call 240-777-3636 or visit

Saturday, March 26 -- 5th annual Let’s Get It Started, Montgomery County’s job fair for youth, ages 16-21. Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, One Veterans Place. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. One-on-one opportunities for young job seekers to connect with local businesses looking to hire. Businesses can conduct on-site interviews and offer information about jobs and career track. Sponsored by the Department of Economic Development. Visit

Sunday, March 27 -- SCRABBLE® SCRAMBLE fund raiser hosted by the Literacy Council of Montgomery County for its adult literacy programs. Manor Country Club, 14901 Carrolton Rd., Rockville. 6-9 p.m. All proceeds go to the Literacy Council. Four-player teams will compete to achieve the highest total score. Players will be able to purchase extra letters, buy a peek at a dictionary, and play cooperatively with other team members. Prizes will be awarded to the three top scoring teams. Tickets are $200 for a table of four; dinner included. Contact Martha E. Stephens at 301-610-0030 or

Thursday, March 31 -- SuperWoman Doesn’t Live Here Anymore interactive workshop. Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, Theatre 2. 12:30 p.m. Barbara Talley, renowned author, motivational speaker and poet will provide strategies to manage life, stress and your time. Discussions  will motivate you to become your best self; create a life of contentment; develop support networks; increase productivity, create balance and experience less stress; manage and handle chaos, guilt, and competing priorities; and set realistic expectations. College, County and community personnel will provide services and resources information. Book-signing will follow the presentation. Contact Yvonne Stephens, 240-567-4203, or Prof. Patricia Ruppert, 240-567-5242, For more on the author/workshop, go to For disability services, call Prof. Cathy Wilson, 240-567-1475.

POSTED AT: Friday, March 18, 2011 | 1:00:00 AM |
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