BCC Book Sale Drop Off

Gather your unwanted books.  BCC is collecting ’em for the spring book sale.  First drop off is scheduled for Saturday, October 14 from 10am – 2pm. 

There will be 5 drop off days – one per month from October to February before the sale in March – always the 2nd weekend! – March 10 and 11, 2018.

Accepted items: books, DVD’s, CD’s, and vinyl records.

Please do not include magazines, video cassettes, or audio cassettes.

Please use sturdy boxes or bags that can be easily carried by volunteers.

Veteran’s Day Closings 2015- Bethesda/Chevy Chase

  • Fawn French BulldogCounty Offices – closed
  • Libraries – closed
  • Schools- open (Early release day k-8)
  • County liquor stores – all retail stores are open normal hours
  • Recreation – aquatic and community centers open as scheduled; classes and programs will meet as scheduled; all senior programs canceled, and administrative offices and senior centers closed
  • Montgomery Parks — for holiday operating schedule on Parks’ facilities, including Brookside Gardens, ice rinks, tennis centers, trains and carousels, visit www.MontgomeryParks.org
  • Ride On – special modified holiday schedule; go to www.rideonbus.com and click on “Holidays” to see specific schedules
  • Metrobus – Saturday supplemental schedule
  • Metrorail – Saturday holiday schedule
  • TRiPS Commuter Stores (Silver Spring and Friendship Heights) — closed
  • Refuse/recycling pickup – no collection*
  • Transfer Station – open
  • Parking at public garages, lots, curbside meters – free
  • MCPS Administrative Offices – open
  • State offices and courts – closed


*Collection provided one day later for remainder of week (last collection day is Saturday)

Weed Warrior Training

Dandelion seeds in the morning sunlight blowing away across a frBecome a Weed Warrior

FREE TRAINING offered on Wednesday, 05/20/2015 – 3:30pm5:30pm

Become a certified Montgomery Parks Weed Warrior!

Norwood Park Recreation Building
4700 Norwood Drive
Bethesda, MD 20815

You must pre-register for this training. Click HERE to register  – scroll down until you see the event and then click on JOB DETAILS and follow instructions. You will recieve a confirmation notice from Meghan Fellows during business hours. There is no charge for the training.  

More information on Read more

Gas Prices in Bethesda Chevy Chase

I just discovered a new website that posts local gas prices.  Yahoo! Granted, we’re all saving a bundle on gas these days. But the time will come when they inch up into the stratosphere again, and this might just come in handy.  This is what you can expect when you go to the site:

gas prices Bethesda Chevy Chase

Looks like Giant on Connecticut Avenue is the big winner. Click local gas prices for an update, or to zero in on another location.

Donations Wanted for BCC Used Book Sale

BCC Book Fair

Calling all Used Books- 2016!

You may wish to spend some time clearing your book cases, basements, attics, and closets and get ready to deliver your used book donations to B-CC on Jan 9th (10 am – 2pm), Jan 24th (12:30 – 4:30pm), Feb 7th (12:30 – 4:30 pm), and Feb 20th (10 am – 2 pm).

Used Book Sale dates: March 12th (10 am – 5 pm) and March 13th (10 am – 3

Donations: BCC will accept paperbacks and hardback books in good condition (nothing torn or moldy or written in) as well as DVDs. They also appreciate donations of copy paper boxes with lids – or moving boxes about that size – as well as paper grocery bags in good condition. Students will be there to unload your car at curb side.

Chevy Chase Section 5 Rental


3706 Woodbine Street, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Exciting new 4BR/3FB/2HB rental in the heart of Chevy Chase

Truly lovely center hall brick colonial offering old world charm and new world enhancements. Energy efficiency at its best, boasting geo-thermal heat & cool. 2-story addition (2008) houses large eat-in kitchen, family room & MBR suite- all with radiant heated flooring. Spacious lower level. 1/4 acre lot with 2-car garage. Light & bright throughout. CCRA tennis/pool membership available. Easy to show.

Offered at $5,700/month. Available November 1, 2014.

Call helpful agents to arrange a tour, or for more information.

Marcie Sandalow- 301-758-4894

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3706 Woodbine Street

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Drug Take Back Day 9/27/14

DEA Drug Take-Back DayOn September 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. police departments and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from Read more

BCC High School Expansion Delay

BCC High SchoolPushing the B-CC addition back one year would mean that construction would commence in January 2017 with a planned building opening date in fall 2018 (fields would open not before spring 2019). It would also mean that the freshman class entering the new building would be the first class comprised of students from two middle schools (MS #2 and Westland).

Click here for the official notice.  And here for a little more info on the subject.

Bethesda Strut Your Mutt- May 17

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The 9th annual Strut Your Mutt Dog Parade and Festival will take place on
Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 10am to 3pm on Norfolk Ave. between Woodmont Ave. and Cordell Ave. in Bethesda, MD.

There will be the always-popular dog parade at 10:00am, as well as owner/dog
contests, along with over 30 dog-related exhibitors and a kiddie park
with moonbounces and games to keep the kids entertained. This year the Bethesda Chevy Chase Rotary Club is
partnering with DC Actors For Animals, and there will be performances in the afternoon and almost a dozen rescue groups will be present to offer education and information on training your dog and adopting rescue dogs.

The event, being put on by the Bethesda Chevy Chase Rotary Club, is a
fundraiser for its Foundation, which provides grants to service
organizations that provide assistance to improve literacy and health both locally and internationally. This year the Montgomery
County Humane Society is assisting the BCC Rotary Club and will receive a portion of the proceeds as well.

If you’re lucky, you may catch a glimpse of my pup, Willie.

First Book Drop Off- BCC High School

BCC Book SaleHere’s a notice recently posted in the BCC List Serve:

Wanted: All your gently used hardbacks and paperbacks for all ages! (Please no encyclopedias, no magazines, no pre-2009 travel books or pre- 2010 computer books, or VHS tapes).

When: Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 12:00 til 4:00 p.m.

Where: The sidewalk near the cafeteria entrance of the BCC High School (curbside drop off!)

Please consider taking a 1/2 hour or so to look over your bookshelves, or look in those attics and basements for books in good condition to donate to a great cause: the BCC PTSA! Collecting great books is the first step in running our BCC Used Book Sale in March, which is our largest fund raiser of the year. Monies raised by the PTSA directly support OUR children and teachers, especially in these times of reduced budgets!

So pack up those boxes and bags and see you on the 11th of January! Tax receipts will be available!

Please note that if you cannot make this drop off, there will be four other drop offs dates this year: Saturday, February 1, 10am -2:00pm; Saturday, February 22, 10am – 2pm; Sunday, February 23, 11am – 3pm and Saturday, March 1, 10 am – 2pm.

Sturdy copy paper boxes and “Trader Joe-sized” paper bags in good condition also needed and can be dropped off on the drop off dates!

As for the actual sale?  It’s happening on March 15 & 16.