Community Day 2018 – Oct 20, 3-6 pm

SFCCA Community Day 2018Join us for SFCCA Community Day!!!

Where: Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Road
When: Saturday, October 20, 3-6 pm

Community Day clip art 1We 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:

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Crafts and Games for Kids
Snacks and Drinks
Photo Booth
Pumpkin Putt Putt
Cake Walk
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 if you can help.

Come out and join the fun!!!

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SFCCA Meeting: Monday, Sept 17 at 7pm

Please join us for a special two-part meeting:

  1. Speaker Photo Sept-Oct 2018Featured 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.
  2. important_pictureCommunity 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:
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Beltway expansion could radically change South Four Corners. Public presentations July 24 and 25

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:

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Annual National Night Out!

National Night OutJoin 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:

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SFCCA Meeting: Monday, July 16 at 7pm

Anne Keating 3 croppedPlease 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.)

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Neighborhood Movie Night!

FRIDAY, JUNE 22 at 6:30 pmMovie-Night
Schweinhaut Senior Center Auditorium

Join your neighbors for a movie and freshly popped popcorn as we welcome the summer season with Star Wars: A New Hope. Bring a blanket or chairs for viewing. Costumes welcome!

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SFCCA Co-Sponsoring May 3 County Council Candidates’ Forum

This year’s primary election to select the candidates who will run in the November 6 general election is fast approaching. Primary Election Day is June 26, with early voting taking place from June 14-21.

The South Four Corners Citizens Association is partnering with other Four Corners civic associations to sponsor a Montgomery County District 5 Candidates’ Forum, to be held Thursday, May 3, from 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the nearby Pine Crest Elementary School, 201 Woodmoor Drive, Silver Spring.

Council District 5 includes greater Silver Spring and the entire Four Corners area. The May 3 forum, which will be held in a question and answer format, is a unique opportunity to meet all three candidates seeking to represent our neighborhood on the County Council and to hear their positions on the issues affecting Four Corners, Silver Spring, and Montgomery County overall. Click here for more details.

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Annual Community Yard Sale

community yard saleSave the date!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28 from 8-11 am.
Each neighbor will set up in their own yard or coordinate with a neighbor to host in their yard. Please note there will be no charity pick up this year. We’ll post signs on streets and intersections the week of the sale. For more information, click Community Yard Sale. Need a little help getting started? Check out our Yard Sale Tips. If you’re available to make and post signs, please contact Jenny Cannon at

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SFCCA Meeting: Tuesday, Jan 16th

thPlease join us on TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, for our community’s first meeting of the year.* Our invited speaker is Ann Keating, a licensed integrative dietetic nutritionist.

Ann’s approach to nutrition emphasizes the vital and interrelated physiological, environmental, socio-cultural, and spiritual roles of food in our lives. Her work recognizes the cognitive and physiological factors influencing the complex role of food and nutrition in human health.

Ann loves to share nutritional awareness, as well as practical tools, to help facilitate positive, sustainable health changes in her students and clients. One of Ann’s special interests is using nutritional therapy for mood, such as depression, anger, anxiety, stress, food cravings, and addiction.

Ann holds a Master’s degree in Nutrition and Integrative Health, and a Master’s degree in Health and Wellness Coaching. She currently serves as adjunct faculty at her alma mater, Maryland University of Integrative Health in Laurel, MD.

We look forward to seeing you at 7 pm on January 16. Please remember, SFCCA meetings now end promptly at 8:30 pm.

* SFCCA meetings are held bi-monthly on the third Monday of January, March, May, July, September, and November at Schwienhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd. When the third Monday of the month falls on a federal holiday, the meeting is postponed, space permitting, to the following day.

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Join us on November 20 for the next SFCCA meeting


Date: Monday, November 20 at 7-8:30pm
Location: Schweinhaut Senior Center at 1000 Forest Glen Road

Featured Guest Speaker: Kuhursheed Bilgrama

Please join us when SFCCA will welcome Khursheed (“KB”) Bilgrami, from Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation (DOT). Mr. Bilgrami’s presentation will address traffic issues specific to our South Four Corners neighborhood. (Please see the Sept/Oct issue of the SFCCA newsletter for a summary of traffic operations and pedestrian safety issues.)

In addition, he will provide attendees with a copy of DOT’s standards and guidelines.
Mr. Bilgrami is currently an Area Engineer with DOT’s Traffic Studies Section where he has worked for nearly 15 years. Prior to joining DOT, Mr. Bilgrami worked for the Maryland State Highway Administration for almost 10 years. Mr. Bilgrami holds a master’s degree in transportation engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park.

We hope you will join us for this important neighborhood safety topic.

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