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Wish Upon a Wedding Blissful Wishes Ball

Wish Upon a Wedding Blissful Wishes Ball

On Wednesday, November 17th, brides, grooms, local vendors and donors all gathered at Baltimore's Tremont Grand to celebrate Wish Upon a Wedding, the world's first wish granting organization providing wedding and vow renewals for couple's facing serious illness and life altering circumstances regardless of sexual orientation. The DC chapter of Wish Upon a Wedding launched in late June of this year and granted their first wish in August to Ed and Erwin and now held their first successful fundraising gala in November.

Community Radiology Offers Breast Screenings to Uninsured Women in Montgomery County, MD

OLNEY, Md., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Community Radiology Associates (CRA) www.communityradiology.com is collaborating with other healthcare organizations to provide digital mammograms, and where appropriate, ultrasound, to uninsured residents of Montgomery County, MD.  These breast imaging services are provided at CRA's Olney Imaging Center to help uninsured women detect potential breast cancer at an early stage.

Local Hair Salon and University of Maryland Students Team Up to Fight Breast Cancer

Denton Hall and Rockville’s Salon 4 host a “Pink Hair for Hope” event to raise breast cancer awareness and donate to research.

The University and Salon will showcase not only breast cancer awareness and hope, but also how communities can collaborate with businesses to address important and personal struggles. 

On Tuesday, October 19th from 6:30 until approximately 8:30 pm Rockville’s Salon 4 hair salon will be volunteering their time at an event hosted by University of Maryland’s Department of Resident Life. The salon and students will team up at an event aimed to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research through the Pink Hair for Hope Campaign.

Salon 4 will be providing five volunteers to attach pink hair extensions for $10, all of which goes to charity. The charity, Pink Hair for Hope, has been active for several years and supplies pink hair extensions to raise awareness during the month of October. 

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 Police Want You to Participate in “Prescription Drug Take-Back Day”

Montgomery County health officials and the Montgomery County Police Department urge residents to drop off expired, used or unwanted prescription drugs in Rockville and Bethesda on Saturday, September 25, as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

            Drop-off locations will be at the following locations:

  • Montgomery County Police Headquarters, 2350 Research Boulevard, Rockville
  • Second District Police Station,7359 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda

            Collection hours will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at each location.  Look for police officers with collection boxes in the parking lots.

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