water. Mosquitoes only need abouthalf an inch to lay their eggs. So, inaddition to obvious sources of standing water, like children’spools and birdbaths, we need to bevigilant about hidden sources. Forexample, tire swings, saucersunder flower pots, and tarpscovering a background grill wherewater might pool are all breedinggrounds for mosquitoes. Dorothysaid in family-friendlyneighborhoods such as ours, thereis often a problem with plasticchildren’s toys left in the yard.Those flexible plastic drain pipesmany of us have are also greatplaces for mosquitoes.I inspected my own backyard anddiscovered an overturned paintbucket with a half-inch rim alongthe bottom sitting behind thegarage. In addition, my daughter’splastic slide has an indentationsuitable for mosquito-breeding. Iwant to encourage all of you totake a close look at your ownproperty. All of us can help controlthe mosquito population byemptying these sources of standingwater at least once a week andrinsing them.The good news is that AsianTigers only travel about onehundred feet. So, if we can bevigilant about our own property, aswell as encourage our neighbors tothe left and right of us, we shouldbe able to control this problem andhave a more pleasant summer.If you are interested in learningmore about solutions to themosquito problem, includingdiscussing whether theneighborhood would be interestedin having the state spray formosquitoes, Dorothy will speak atthe general membership meetingon May 20th at 8 p.m. at theLynnbrook Recreation Center.
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The Bethesda Summer ConcertSeries will be held Thursdayevenings at Veterans Park, at thecorner of Norfolk & Woodmont Avenues, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Allconcerts are free. More informationis available at
Gardeners and anyone who lovesplants won't want to miss theBethesda Community GardenClub's 66th annual plant sale onThursday, May 7th. The sale, atthe Bethesda Farm Women'sMarket, 7155 Wisconsin Avenue,Bethesda, will run from 7:00 a.m.until 1:00 p.m. rain or shine. Findwonderful buys on a large selectionof perennials grown in members'well-tended gardens, plus herbs,annuals, native plants and shrubs.Novices and experts alike can posetheir gardening questions toMontgomery County MasterGardeners on site throughout thesale. Proceeds benefit variouscommunity projects includinglandscaping at Bethesda and Davislibraries and a MontgomeryCollege scholarship in landscapetechnology. Plentiful meteredpublic parking is available in thelot behind the Market. For moreinformation call Simone at 301-571-9782.
Neighborhood Event Space
Need a place to host a party?Consider renting the LynnbrookRecreation Center. The cost is only$19 per hour weekdays and $38 perhour Friday evenings, Saturdays,Sundays, and holidays. The spaceis rented in 4 hour blocks of time.The description of the building andmore details about renting thespace can be found at www.mc-mncppc.org/permits/permits/find/activity.shtm.
Maryland Delegate Alfred Carr(D-18) has state scholarship moneyavailable for local students. Applicants must be enrolled in aMaryland college or university orattending an out-of-state school ina field of study not offered inMaryland. Interested studentsmust write an application, a letterdetailing their accomplishmentsand have a Free Application forFederal Student Aid (FAFSA) onfile. The application deadline isMay 30th. For more information,please contact Legislative AideKristin Fulkerson at 301-858-3638or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The District 16 Town Hallmeeting is scheduled for May 11that the Davis Public Library.
To learn more about trees in urban environments, visit these links:www.ufei.org/files/pubs/22BenefitsofUrbanStreetTrees.pdf www.tlcfortrees.info/tree_root_myths.htmwww.treesaregood.org/treecare/tree_planting.aspx