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February 11, 2016 in Community Events


Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road
Silver Spring, Maryland 20901

Thursday, February 18, 2016
10:30 a.m. – Doors Open
Members: $5
Non-Members: $10
Express Passes

11:00 a.m. – Open Forum
11:45 a.m. – Bank Day – $125.00

If no Bank Day winner, we will have Door Prizes

12:00 – Lunch
Bring your own brown bag lunch & drinks (if desired)
We’ll provide desserts, water, & hot drinks.

12:45 p.m.
Captioned movie: “Unbroken”

2:45 p.m.
Drawing for the winner of the 50/50 raffle

3:00 p.m. – Socialization
3:30 p.m. – End of program

If Montgomery County Schools are closed due to Inclement weather on the 18th, we will not have a MDSC event that day. Check your TV weather alerts.


Ebola presentation at Germantown Library – Nov. 20th

November 7, 2014 in Community Events

EBOLA: The Basic Facts and What is Being Done

Thursday, November 20, 2014
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Mr. Earl Stoddard, Public Health administrator, Department of Health and Human Services, will share his expert knowledge on Ebola, the basic facts, what the CDC, the state and the county is doing to address it. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

Germantown Library
19840 Century Blvd
Germantown, MD 20874

To request sign language interpretation or other deaf/hard of hearing services for the following library-sponsored program, email –, preferably with three business days’ notice. To request other accommodations, contact Germantown Library.


Susan F. Cohen,
Head of Adult Services and Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community,
Germantown Library
19840 Century Blvd
Germantown, MD 20874
videophone: 301-637-2964
TTY: 240-777-0958


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Sharing Excitement of the Game

February 3, 2014 in Community News

By Cara R. Anthony, Frederick News-Post, 2/3/2014 

WALKERSVILLE — When the third deaf player in NFL history took to the field on Super Bowl Sunday, he had the support of 15 men in Frederick County.

“That’s him! That’s him,” Mark Alford proclaimed when he saw Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman on television.

Like Colman, Alford and his friends are hearing impaired. Each year, the men watch the Super Bowl together — a tradition they’ve upheld for more than 30 years.

They threw their first party in 1981.

“First we had 10, then we had 12, and now we have 15,” Robert Padden said through a sign-language facilitator.

Sending their wives to a local restaurant has also become a tradition. It gives the men time to catch up, eat, make bets and watch football. They gathered around Bourne’s television Sunday to cheer for their respective teams.

Robert Davila, of New Market, said he wanted the Seahawks to win. He married his wife in Seattle.

“I am still loyal to the city,” Davila said. “She is the only reason I know the city, so I have been loyal ever since.”

Davila said he was cheering for Coleman even though other men at the party had their money on Denver.

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