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21st Annual Taste of Bethesda

The 21st annual Taste of Bethesda is scheduled for Saturday, October 2, 2010!
Held at Bethesda's Woodmont Triangle, Bethesda's famous food and music festival brings 50 restaurants and four stages of entertainment.

More than 40,000 attendees sample the appetizing restaurants, enjoy the live entertainment and visit the kid's corner for face painting and cookie decorating.

Admission / Tickets
Admission to the Taste of Bethesda is free. Taste tickets will be sold on-site in bundles of four tickets for $5. Food servings cost one to four tickets.

Location:
The event is held along Norfolk, Fairmont, St. Elmo, Cordell and Del Ray Avenues in Bethesda's Woodmont Triangle. Taste of Bethesda is located just three blocks from the Bethesda Metro.

The annual Taste of Bethesda is held in conjunction with Best of Bethesda Day, which also features Come Back to Bethesda classic car show and Rescue Day.

FREE Speech and Language Screenings

The National Speech/Language Therapy Center in Bethesda, Maryland is offering FREE screenings through the Early Detection Program (EDP) for the next six months.

The EDP is a community outreach initiative designed to help with the early detection of children who may be at risk for language or learning struggles (including autism)--when intervention is shown to be most effective. 

Early identification of children at risk for delays can lead to intervention services and family assistance at a young age, when the chances for improvement are best. 

The appointments must be made by calling the phone number below. To see if your child or the child of someone you know should be screened, please visit www.nationalspeech.com or call (301) 493-0023.

School Lunches Affected by Slow Economy and Budget Cuts

Education Week reports that due to summer school and transportation budget cuts in Montgomery County schools (and in counties across the country) fewer children are getting free lunches in at least one school district.

The recession has made an impact in school lunch and nutrition programs funded by the Department of Agriculture.  The number of free lunches provided to children in the summer has dropped drastically, and the outcome is proving to be detrimental to low income families.

While the cuts in free lunch assistance are heavy this summer, the program should be stabilized for the fall school year.

To read more, visit: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2010/08/16/01nutrition.h30.html?tkn=MMLFZq6PoVB8iFvgg7dQ1KSCyQH0m549TsDC&cmp=clp-edweek