Pet of the Month: Carlitos!

Hi I am Carlitos.  I am part Chihuahua and some other things too.  I am 7 years old. I used to have a different owner but she lost her job and couldn’t take care of me anymore.  She left me on Kathleen and Jim’s doorstep.  I was scared.   Kathleen and Jim love dogs.  They took good care of me and helped me feel better.  But they already have a dog and couldn’t keep me so they called Sherri.  Sherri and her family already have a dog so Sherri called my new mom.  Lisa, Federico and their son Max fostered me for a few days.  I was ON MY BEST BEHAVIOR and they said I can stay!!!!  I wanted to show them how happy I was, so when I was on a walk with Max I escaped my harness and ran all the way back to their house to show them I know where my new forever home is. 

Pet of the Month/Ms. Daisy

Provided by Daisy’s 8-year old person.

Daisy is a Havanese. Daisy is very playful. She loves to play ball and chase. Daisy loves to sleep on my lap. She is very funny. She is usually very quiet. When visitors come she barks then she gets used to them. She knows some people around here, like my friend Max.  She doesn’t bite that much. She loves to play with her dog friend next door. Daisy loves to play with her toys. Her favorite toy is a strawberry squeaky toy. She can run faster than me. She can also out run me. Daisy is always happy. She likes to take my stuffy’s. She doesn’t like to take baths. Daisy snores when she sleeps. She likes to sleep on my robe. She likes to go on walks. She loves to run. She has a lot of energy. She sleeps in the afternoon. We got her December 28, 2018. Daisy is six months old.

Pet of the Month – March 2019

Meet Paddy — the new pup on the block. He is an 8 year old terrier mix who moved to the Village at the end of February. He was originally rescued on St. Paddy’s Day by his previous owner and lived in Elkton, MD. Paddy is friendly and energetic. He enjoys running, long walks, eating treats and meeting new dogs and their owners.  He has a fondness for horses and loves chasing groundhogs and squirrels. He is excited to explore his new surroundings and we hope you you’ll stop and say hi if you see us in the neighborhood.

Pet of the Month for November/Miss Flora

Flora is a Catahoula, the State Dog of Louisiana, known for hunting and herding wild pigs. Flora’s mottled black and gray coat is typical for the breed. A six year-old spayed shelter rescue, Flora lives with a red tabby cat named Huxley and walks daily through the neighborhood and through woods in Rock Creek Park. She loves kids, especially her owners’ 11 and 6 year-old grandchildren.


Upcoming Events at Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Please consider joining the Friends of the Library – Chevy Chase to enhance and expand programming at our terrific local library. You can join at: []
Don’t forget to check off Chevy Chase under “Designate Your Gift”.  Or pick up an application in the back lobby of the library and turn it in to the front desk. THANKS!
Upcoming Events at Chevy Chase Library
8005 Connecticut Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
On Monday, 10/01/18 at 4:30 PM Read to a Dog: Chevy Chase Library is partnering with P.A.L.s (People Animals Love) to provide a read to a dog program on the first Monday of every month! Young readers will be able to share stories with a furry friend. Dogs will never judge or correct them, which allows them to really improve their reading skills. Drop in.
On Tuesday, 10/02, 9 16, 22 and 30 at 10:30 AM English Conversation Group:  Every Tuesday from 10:30 am to 12 Noon. Open to all non-native English speakers interested in practicing English in a friendly, informal and fun setting. Join us! For more information, please call 240-773-9590.  Free. No reservations needed.
On Tuesday, 10/02, 9 and 16 at 10:30 AM Toddler Storytime: ** NOTE: ** We will be handing out tickets at the Information Desk 30 minutes before storytime– starting at 10:00 AM– first come, first served. Space is limited. Get up and get moving at storytime! These 20-30 minute programs are full of a diverse collection of books, songs and fun activities. They are designed to introduce your child to the culture of reading and help develop your child’s language skills. Children are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities, and their grownups to participate in the program along with the children. NEW! Free-play time after storytime for 30 minutes, from 11:00-11:30 AM. No tickets needed for free-play time.
On Wednesday, 10/03 and 17 at 10:30 AM Baby Storytime:  ** NOTE: ** We will be handing out tickets at the Information Desk 30 minutes before storytime– starting at 10:00 AM– first come, first served. Space is limited. A storytime experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minute storytimes introduce a diverse collection of books, songs, rhymes and bounces developmentally appropriate for children from birth to when they start walking. This is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys and culture of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This storytime is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program. Free-play time after storytime for 30 minutes, from 11:00-11:30 AM. No tickets needed for free-play time.
On Wednesday, 10/03, 10, 17 and 31 at 12:00 PM Gentle Hatha Yoga: Gentle yoga is perfect for seniors, those who are just starting out with yoga, are less mobile or simply want a more relaxed yoga experience. Each class will be taught by Carolyn Ericson, a certified yoga instructor. Register here or by calling the library at (240) 773-9590. Please bring your own yoga mat and bath towel.
On Wednesday, 10/03 amd 24 at 6:00 PM Teen Writers’ Club:  The Teen Writers’ Clubs of the Maryland Writers’ Association, a growing network of after-school writing programs for aspiring writers ages 11-17, is launching a new club at the Chevy Chase Library. The purpose of the Teen Writers’ Clubs is to provide young writers with a safe and supportive meeting place where they can improve their skills under the guidance of writing mentors, get inspired by meeting guest authors, and make new friends with fellow young writers.  The club will meet twice a month and will include a wide range of creative activities such as critiques, writing exercises, and talks by guest authors. The Maryland Writers’ Association intends to publish an anthology of work from the teen writing clubs in 2019.  Shelby Settles Harper will lead the Chevy Chase Library Teen Writers’ Club. Shelby is a lawyer and citizen of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma. She is an award-winning fiction author who has practiced law at both for-profit and non-profit entities, representing Indian tribes, individual Indians, women’s rights issues, and other progressive causes. Her work can be found in Gargoyle Magazine #61, aaduna, Defying Gravity: An Anthology of Washington, DC Area Women, Divergent Voices Literary Magazine, Bethesda Magazine – First Place Fiction Winner, Outside In Literary and Travel Magazine, Tinhouse (online blog), and So to Speak: a feminist journal of language and art. Shelby serves on the National Council for the Smithsonian Museum of American Indian. She lives with her family in Chevy Chase Town.
On Thursday, 10/04, 11, 18 and 25 at 10:30 AM Handcrafters’ Meetup: Chevy Chase Library is pleased to announce a new program for anyone interested in learning a new handcraft or just gathering with other hand crafters for sharing ideas, patterns and good company! Sarah Stout, a lifetime artisan, will lead the gathering and share her extensive knowledge of all types of handcrafts. Light refreshments will be served. No registration necessary.
On Thursday, 10/04/18 at 10:30 AM Toddler Arts and Crafts: Drop by between 10:30 am and 11:30 am for simple toddler crafts. No registration needed.
On Thursday, 10/04/18 at 6:30 PM Medicare Essentials:  Join us to learn the “alphabet soup” of Medicare, costs/benefits of Parts A, B, C, D and supplemental coverage, important deadlines and timetables and coordination of Medicare with Health Savings Accounts.  Who should attend? – Anyone approaching age 65 – Those considering changes to existing Medicare coverage – Those considering changes to existing Medicare coverage – Prospective retirees with current group coverage – HR and benefits personnel (1.5 SHRM PDCs available) Hosted by Jeffrey Wheeler, MA, CRPC, CFP®  No registration required.
On Friday, 10/05, 12,19 and 26 at 3:30 PM Lego Play: Drop in for an open session of LEGO play on Fridays between 3:30 and 5:00 pm. Elementary age with an adult. We will provide the LEGOs and space, you provide the imagination. Free! No registration necessary.
On Saturday, 10/06, 13, 20 and 27 at 10:30 AM English Conversation Group: Every Saturday from 10:30 am to 12 Noon. Open to all non-native English speakers interested in practicing English in a friendly, informal and fun setting. Join us! For more information, please call 240-773-9590.
On Saturday, 10/06/18 at 2:00 PM Foreign Film Series:  This month’s film is “Son of Saul,” Hungary – 2015.  In this searing drama, a concentration camp inmate tasked with burning the dead discovers the body of his young son, and must choose between participating in the clandestine uprising being planned among the prisoners, or securing a proper Jewish burial for his child. Rated R (for disturbing violent content, and some graphic nudity).  reenings of a variety of films from around the world. Film is typically shown on the first Saturday of each month. All movies have English subtitles. Screenings will begin at 2:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Chevy Chase Chapter
On Wednesday, 10/10/18 at 2:00 PM Non-Fiction Book Group:  Join the group to discuss Hillbilly Elegy by Vance. Copies of the book available one month before the session at the Information Desk. Registration is not required.
On Wednesday, 10/10/18 at 7:30 PM Great Books Group:  This month’s selection is The Two Cultures by Snow. Join us for an intellectually stimulating exploration of some of the greatest fiction and non-fiction works published through the ages. Registration is not required. Attendees are responsible for obtaining the material to read in advance of the discussion.  Group meets the second Wednesday each month at 7:30 pm
On Thursday, 10/11, 18 and 25 at 10:30 AM Play Date at the Library: Come to the Chevy Chase Library on Thursday mornings from 10:30 -11:30 am to meet new friends and have fun with Duplos, blocks, matching and sorting games and other STEM/STEAM activities. Preschool age. No registration needed.
On Saturday, 10/13/18 at 10:00 AM Family Fun Day: Drop in between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm for Family Fun Day activities: children’s crafts, special used book sale, and Chevy Chase Fire Station Open House. Join Spencer “Spinny” Johnson from 10:30-11:30 am for some amazing basketball tricks. Free! No registration necessary.
On Saturday, 10/13/18 at 10:30 AM On the Ball, Spinny: Join Spencer “Spinny” Johnson for some amazing basketball tricks. This upbeat, dynamic program features fun and amazing basketball skills while teaching the importance of education, respect, goal setting, determination, and perseverance. Stay after the program for Family Fun Day, from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM: crafts, special used book sale, and Chevy Chase Fire Station Open House! Free! No registration necessary.
On Saturday, 10/13/18 at 2:00 PM Sisters in Crime Mystery Author Panel: Join us for an exciting author panel with mystery authors of all types! Authors Maya Corrigan, Kathryn Johnson, Rebecca York, Meg Opperman and Con Lehane will discuss their unique types of mysteries and how they write them.  Books will be available for sale at the event.  No registration necessary.
On Friday, 10/19/18 at 10:30 AM Jefferson Café:  This month’s article is America Is Not A Democracy by Yascha Mounk. The Atlantic, March 2018. We hope everyone will feel comfortable participating. The group is fairly small so that everyone can see and hear everyone else while seated around a table. Copies of the articles to be discussed will be available without charge on the holds shelf at the library.
On Saturday, 10/20/18 at 10:30 AM Halloween Stories for Preschoolers: Jane Dorfman, Storyteller, will share slightly scary stories for toddlers and preschoolers. Free! No registration necessary.
On Tuesday, 10/23/18 at 10:30 AM Bilingual Storytime with Senora Lupe Marks: ** NOTE: ** We will be handing out tickets at the Information Desk 30 minutes before storytime– starting at 10:00 AM– first come, first served. Space is limited. Please join us for a bilingual storytime just right for toddlers and preschoolers. Stories in English and Spanish, songs and rhymes, too! These 25-30 minute programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with diverse stories and activities that promotes and develops language skills and imagination. These programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning, and introduce them to the culture of reading. NEW! Free-play time after storytime for 30 minutes, from 11:00-11:30 AM. No tickets needed for free-play time.
On Wednesday, 10/24/18 at 2:00 PM Fiction Memoir and Biography Book Group: Join the group to discuss Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope. Copies of the book are made available one month before the session, at the Information Desk. Registration is not required.
On Saturday, 10/27/18 at 10:30 AM Global Cardboard Challenge: Children and adults of all ages are invited to take the Global Cardboard Challenge and make something amazing out of cardboard. Make a crown, dog house, car, bridge, arcade game or anything else you can imagine! People all over the world will also be creating with cardboard in October. Go to the Global Cardboard Challenge website for more information and to see the short documentary ‘Caine’s Arcade’ that inspired this world-wide phenomenon. This program is a part of the Maryland STEM Festival 2018. Free! No registration.
On Tuesday, 10/30/18 at 10:30 AM Toddler Sports: Drop by between 10:30 and 11:30 am for toddler sports activities. Included will be basketball, bean bag toss, and bowling. Free! No registration needed.
On Wednesday, 10/31/18 at 12:00 PM Preschool Halloween Open House: Drop by between 12:00 and 3:00 pm for simple Halloween activities: flannelboard fun, bean bag toss, songs and crafts. Free! No registration needed.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Heroes Celebration, Nov. 10 at Pooks Hill Marriott

On the evening of Friday, November 16th, NAMI MC will host its 19th Annual Heroes Celebration at the Bethesda Marriott. At the event, NAMI MC will honor former Washington Redskins quarterback Mark Rypien for courageously sharing his personal experience living with mental illness and encouraging others suffering to seek help. The event will also recognize former Walt Whitman High School principal, Dr. Alan Goodwin with the Wayne Fenton Memorial Award. The Annual Heroes Celebration is NAMI MC’s largest fundraiser and supports all of NAMI MC’s free classes, support groups and presentations as well as the evidence-based suicide prevention program Sources of Strength.  For more information see:  NAMI_Heroes_Invite_2018 
Event: NAMI MC 19th Annual Heroes Celebration
Date: 11/16/18
Time: 6:00pm (about three hours long)
Bethesda Marriott
5151 Pooks Hill Rd 

Bethesda, MD 20814  

Quilt Show & Artisan Boutique Friday, October 5, 9 am to 6 pm and Sat., Oct. 6, 9 am to 4 pm at Kensington Armory

Quilt Show & Artisan Boutique Friday, October 5, 9 am to 6 pm and Sat., Oct. 6, 9 am to 4 pm.
NeedleChasers of Chevy Chase returns to the Kensington MD Town Office (Armory) for its 21st quilt show, with the theme “Just Around the Block.” Join us to admire the amazing display of 200+ beautiful quilts or buy a handmade item at the Artisan Boutique (bags, wallets, scarves and more). Check out the fabric, books and notions for sale at the Calico Elephant or sit in on a quilting demonstration. Bid on an item in the Silent Auction, take a chance ($2 each, 3 for $5) on our stunning “Just Around the Block” opportunity quilt (queen-size) or check out the Community Service display. We’re sure you will enjoy the show and it’s just around the block! Admission is $7; children under 12 are free. 

FEMA Emergency Alert Test Now Postponed to October 3

Regarding the message posted earlier today concerning the FEMA Emergency Alert Test, this is to advise that the test, originally scheduled for tomorrow, Sept. 20, has now been postponed to October 3.  The Village will keep you advised of any further developments regarding this.

FEMA to Conduct National Test of the Wireless Emergency Alert System Tomorrow Afternoon (Sept. 20)

National test of the wireless emergency alert system
The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Communications Commission plan to conduct the first test of the Wireless Emergency Alert and Emergency Alert System tomorrow, September 20, between 2:15 and 2:30 pm.
The alert is the first nationwide test of the presidential alert test. It allows allows the president to address the nation in the event of a national emergency. Anyone with cell service should receive the test message on their phone tomorrow.
The test date will move to October 3 if the system is being used then for an emergency affecting a portion of the United States. You can find out whether the test date has changed by checking Montgomery County’s social media posts on twitter @MontgomeryCoMD.