Please join us for the next SFCCA meeting as we welcome Montgomery County historian Ralph Buglass, who will give an illustrated PowerPoint presentation on his “Top 10” lesserknown, but important historical places and spectacular nature spots in our County. Learn about some famous residents’ homes and houses designed by prominent architects, spots with connections to events of national significance, oases of natural beauty, unique museums, still-standing relics of our past, and more.
Ralph Buglass, a Montgomery County native and avid history buff, has taught at lifelong learning institutes associated with Johns Hopkins and American universities, as well as Montgomery College. He speaks frequently to community and business groups, as well as at national conferences. Mr. Buglass, who has a B.A. in American history from Cornell and an M.A. in journalism from American University, is also a docent at Montgomery Parks’ restored Kingsley schoolhouse in Clarksburg’s Little Bennett Park.
Join us on the 18th for this informative and entertaining program!
Please join us as we welcome newly elected District 20 Delegate Lorig Charkoudian, who will represent us in the Maryland state legislature once it convenes this coming January. She will preview what we might expect during the legislature’s annual 90-day session, while sharing with us her own goals and priorities as a first-term Delegate. Following her presentation, you are encouraged to ask questions, express your concerns and suggest to her what issues you would most like her to focus on in Annapolis.
Dr. Charkoudian, who holds a Ph.D. in economics from Johns Hopkins University, is the long-time Executive Director of Community Mediation MD which develops ways to address social challenges and works with state agencies to implement those approaches. Over the years, she has worked on dozens of legislative initiatives in Annapolis, championing issues such as support for small businesses, criminal justice reform, and healthy food for low income communities.
Dr. Charkoudian has served in leadership roles with numerous community organizations. She has coached youth baseball and is an avid runner, having recently completed a 70 mile run over two days from Hagerstown to Baltimore to raise funds for the Maryland state re-entry mediation program.
Join us for SFCCA Community Day!!!
Where: Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Road
When: Saturday, October 20, 3-6 pm
We have loads of fun activities and entertainment planned along with community tables from local businesses and organizations. This year our Halloween Parade will be part of Community Day. All ghosts, goblins, superheroes and company are invited to meet at the front doors of the Senior Center at 4 pm in costume. We’ll parade up Portland Road and back down Dallas Avenue, ending at South Four Corners Park. Donations of cookies or treats are welcome and can be dropped off at the park starting at 3:45 pm. Other events include:
Crafts and Games for Kids
Snacks and Drinks
Pumpkin Putt Putt
Montgomery County Fire Department
Plant/Seed Swap, and
Food Drive—please bring a non-perishable item to donate to a local Food Bank
This is also a great time to renew your SFCCA membership for the year—only $15 per family. A membership table will be set up with more information.
Community Day set up begins at 2 pm and clean up is at 6 pm. Volunteers are needed to help with this! Email Earl Shoop at email@example.com if you can help.
Come out and join the fun!!!
Please join us for a special two-part meeting:
- Featured Guest Speakers: Officers Laurie Reyes and Tara Bond from the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) Autism/IDD/Alzheimer’s Outreach Program. Officers Reyes and Bond will provide an overview of the program, which supports people with these conditions, their caregivers and the community through education, outreach, empowerment, follow up and response.
- Community Forum to Discuss Beltway Expansion. Immediately following, we will have an open forum to share information and resources pertaining to Governor Hogan’s proposal to widen the Beltway. Involved neighbors and SFCCA officers will be on hand to answer questions. Refer to the articles on pages 4 and 5 of the most recent newsletter for up-to-date information on this important topic: https://southfourcorners.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/sfcca-18-sept-oct.pdf
The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is conducting an I-495 & I-270 “Managed Lanes Study” to evaluate alternatives for expanding travel on or along these interstate highways. As noted in a press release, “Any selected build alternative is likely to have significant effects on parkland and . . . significant community impacts.” Please join your neighbors in learning more, attending one of the public presentations on July 24 and 25, and providing input. To learn more, see the attached flyer. You can also follow developments at:
Join your neighbors Tuesday, August 7th from 7 to 8 pm to celebrate the 39th annual National Night Out event at South Four Corners Park on Forest Glen Road. Come meet our local police officers, firefighters, and emergency personnel. This is always a great event! National Night Out is an annual event designed to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships across the nation. Click here to learn more: https://natw.org
Please join us when Ann Keating will share her knowledge of how food and diet can promote a healthy mind and a balanced mood.
As a licensed integrative nutritionist, Ann focuses on how food and diet can be used to help heal various body systems that need support. Ann is passionate about replenishing depleted brain chemistry through diet so that our minds are clear and focused, moods are good, we sleep better, and we stave off dementia or cognitive decline.
Ann regularly leads a 5-week sugar detox workshop called RESTART, and she loves REAL food. She helps teach whole foods cooking classes as well as some integrative health classes at her Alma matter, Maryland University of Integrative Health.
Ann’s presentation, Food and Mood, will address one’s overall diet as well as specific foods that promote a healthy mind and a balanced mood. In addition, Ann will touch on rapidly expanding research on the brain-gut connection and specific steps you can take to help your brain by helping your gut function better.
(Please remember, SFCCA meetings end promptly at 8:30 pm.)