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  • Month Ahead Story Planner and Upcoming Events From the Montgomery County Office of Public Information The following events are scheduled for the coming month. All are subject to change and anyone interested in attending or covering one of these events should confirm the information beforehand with the Office of Public Information at 240-777-6507. Event: Colesville Highway Maintenance Depot Groundbreaking Date/Time: Thursday, September 4, 11 a.m. Location: 14335 Cape May Rd., Silver Spring Event: 11th Annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival Date/Time: Saturday, September 6, 3 – 10 p.m. Location: Veterans Plaza, corner of Ellsworth Dr. and Fenton St., Silver Spring Event: Press Event to Announce New Extended Hours for Public Library Branches Date/Time: Tuesday, September 9, 11:30 a.m. Location: Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave. Event: Public Forum hosted by Human Traf ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases
  • Maker Faire Coming to Silver Spring on September 14
    Montgomery County is again teaming up with KID (Kids International Discovery) Museum to host the Silver Spring Maker Faire on Sunday, September 14 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building, at the corner of Ellsworth Dr. and Fenton St. in downtown Silver Spring. Last year’s Silver Spring Mini Maker Faire was so popular in the DC area that the event has graduated from a Mini Maker Faire to a Maker Faire. The free faire will offer hands-on activities and showcase innovative projects created by inventors, hackers, crafters, artists and “do-it-yourselfers” of all kinds. The Silver Spring Maker Faire is one of only four featured faires across the country. The goal of the event is to demonstrate creative and unusual pursuits to inspire others to explore their own curiosity and to make something new and different. Fun and innovative hands-on activities for children and adults will include: • Walkable robots, robot challenges, ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases
  • County Seeks Volunteers to Work with Victims of Sexual Assault Volunteers are needed to assist sexual assault victims and their families through the Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program (VASAP) of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services. Interviews are currently being conducted for a September 2014 training session. VASAP outreach volunteers donated more than 10,000 hours in 2013 serving victims of sexual assault in Montgomery County. Volunteers provide 24-hour crisis counseling and companion services at Montgomery County hospitals and police stations for victims of rape and sexual assault. Bi-lingual volunteers are encouraged to apply. All potential volunteers must attend a training program, which covers crisis intervention skills and the specialized knowledge of the emotional, medical and legal issues that victims face. Volunteers must commit to serve for one year, in an on-call capacity, for one 12-hour shift or two six-hour shifts per week. All volunteers must be at least 21 years of age ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases

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Montgomery County is Maryland's most populous jurisdiction and its most affluent. The County is located adjacent to the nation's capital, Washington, D.C., and includes 497 square miles of land area. The topography is rolling with small hills. Elevations range from 52 feet above sea level near the District Line to 850 feet in the northern portion of the County near Damascus. To help orient people unfamiliar with the County, a simple map is included on this Web site. Demographics (PDF) about the county are available from the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning CommissionLearn more.

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