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<cal1>WEDNESDAY/APRIL 17

<cal2>Dramedy for Adults “As Bees in Honey Drown,” tells the story of Evan Wyer, a gay writer in New York City. Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St. in Rockville, through April 21. Show time is 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on April 21. Tickets are $6-$8. Call 301-279-5301.

Cinema Art Bethesda will present a showing of “Fighter,” at Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., at 10:30 a.m. A discussion will follow. Tickets are $12 at the door. Call 301-365-3679.

Auto Repair Seminar The county is offering a three-part consumer workshop on Wednesdays, April 17 and 24 (7-9 p.m.) and Saturday, April 27 (10 a.m.-noon). First floor auditorium, County Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave. in Rockville. Free, but registration required. Call 240-777-3764.

Book Club The Potomac Library book club meets at 1 p.m. at 10101 Glenolden Drive. Adults. Ask for the book at the circulation desk. No registration required. Call 301-983-4475.

Snakes will be explored at story and craft time for ages 3-5 with an adult, at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd. Fee is $2. Also on Thursday, April 18, from 1-2 p.m. Call to register at 301-299-1990.

The Puppet Co., at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, presents "Circus!" through May 26. Show times are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Children of all ages. Tickets are $5 with group rates available. Call 301-320-6668.

<cal1>THURSDAY/APRIL 18

<cal2>Head Start on College Workshop at the Jewish Community Center, 6125 Montrose Road in Rockville, for teens, at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $35 for members; $45 for general public. Register at 301-881-0100, ext. 6752.

“Janet and Jackie” by Potomac author Jan Pottker will be the subject at the Literary Luncheon at Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike. The book explores the relationship of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and her mother, Janet Auchincloss. Lecture at 11:30 a.m.; luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $15-$17. Call 240-777-0020.

Woman's Club of Potomac will hold a 30th anniversary luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. at Manor Country Club, 14901 New Carrolton Road in Rockville. Call 301-365-0760.

Leapin' Lizards Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd., will present a program about lizards for ages 5-7, from 3:45-4:45 p.m. Cost is $2 and includes a take home craft. Call 301-299-1990.

Meditation Teenagers and spirituality at Adidam Revelation Bookstore, 7215 Arlington Road in Bethesda, from 7:30-9 p.m. Donation appreciated. Call 301-656-6277.

'Curtains Up!' Bullis School, 10601 Falls Road, presents a musical revue Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 18-20, at 7 p.m. in its new Performing Arts Center. Music includes oldies, Broadway and pop. Tickets are $5 for adults; $3 for seniors and students. Call 301-299-8500.

“Brigadoon,” by Lerner and Lowe, is the spring musical of Thomas S. Wootton High School, 2100 Wootton Parkway in Rockville. Show dates are April 18, 20, 21, 26 and 27, at 7:30 p.m. A matinee will be held April 21 at 2 p.m. Reserved seats are $10; general admission is $6. Call 301-279-8582.

<cal1>FRIDAY/APRIL 19

<cal2>”Blast from the Past,” a rock music review, will be presented by Winston Churchill High School, 11300 Gainsborough Road in Potomac. Show times are April, 19, 20, 26, 27, at 7:30 p.m.; 2 p.m. matinees on April 20 and 27. Tickets are $10-$15 and may be purchased at the door. Call 301-469-1243 or email WCHStix@aol.com.

Watercolors will be on display at Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike, through May 25. The Baltimore Watercolor Society juried exhibition is an annual event. Gallery hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 301-530-0540 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Snakes are Crafty Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd., will hold a story and craft time all about snakes for children ages 3-5 years old, but younger siblings are invited. Times are 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. Cost is $2. Call 301-299-1990.

<cal1>SATURDAY/APRIL 20

<cal2>Group Artists Show Capricorn Galleries, 10236 River Road, will show over 200 watercolors, oil paintings, drawings and giolee prints recently returned from exhibition in Ohio and New York, through June. Call 301-765-5900.

”Conversations with the Spirit World” at Barnes and Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave., from 7:30-9 p.m., features medium and author Lysa Mateu. Free. Call 301-986-1761.

Rummage Sales Little Flower School, 5601 Massachusetts Ave. in Bethesda, will hold its Third Annual Rummage Sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Donated clothing, household items, furnishings, books, toys and more. All proceeds benefit the school. To donate items for sale or for further information, call 301-320-3273. Also, St. John's Episcopal Church, 6701 Wisconsin Ave. in Bethesda, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. All ages. Call 301-654-7767.

What's the Buzz Learn about beekeeping at Discovery Creek Children's Museum at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., from noon-3 p.m. Admission is $4 per person. No reservations needed. Call 202-364-3111 or visit www.discoverycreek.org.

Scavenger Hunt presented by Montgomery Youth Works, Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike. For all ages. Call 301-517-5033.

Earth Day Educational and entertaining activities for all ages will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on the lawn of 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville. Presented by the county, the event will feature exhibits and/or demonstrations on recycling, waste reduction, composting and recycled products and an electric car, craft-making, magic shows, giveaways and refreshments. Visit www.MCRecycles.org or call 240-777-6400.

Membership Appreciation Day The Bethesda Natural Food Co-op, 6500 Seven Locks Road, will provide free food and samples for shoppers and information on natural, organic and gourmet foods, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Co-op members will receive a free canvas bag. Call 301-320-2530.

Friday Morning Music Club at Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike, at 11 a.m. Free. Call 301-530-0540.

Artwares Workshop & Open House, 4904 Wisconsin Ave. in Bethesda, from 2-4 p.m. Ages 6 to adult. Free. Call 202-244-4408.

Mud Pies Children ages 4-9 years old may "cook" outdoors at Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd., from 11 a.m.-noon. Bring stuffed animals for a gourmet meal including pine-needle upside down cake and gravel casserole. Aprons recommended. Cost is $2. Call 301-530-0540.

AAUW Meeting The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Branch of the American Association of University Women will meet at Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., at 10 a.m. Speaker Rev. Dr. Susan Andrews will talk about "The Ethics of Cloning." Visitors welcome. Call 301-340-0738.

Public Forum A free forum regarding the top issues concerning working women (as identified by a county survey) will be held from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the University of Maryland Shady Grove Center, Building II, 9640 Gudelsky Way in Rockville. Continental breakfast included. Call Ruby Aridi at 301-977-1671.

Art Exhibit The Baltimore Watercolor Society Mid-Atlantic Show is on display at Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike, through May 25. Free. Gallery hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 301-530-0540 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Lockhouse Tour Girl scouts dressed in period clothing will lead tours of Rileys Lockhouse and demonstrate tasks performed by the lockkeeper's family, from 1-4 p.m. Also on Sunday, April 21. The lockhouse is located at the end of Rileys Lock Road, about nine milies west of Great Falls Visitor Center, off route 190 in Seneca, Md. Not handicapped accessible. Call 301-767-3714.

Canal Kids Day will take place at Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center, 11701 MacArthur Blvd., from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Children can learn how to groom a mule and play games of the period. Limited handicapped accessibility. Call 301-767-3714.

Antiques Appraisal Fair at 2659 Annapolis Road in Hanover will benefit the family of Ronald James Vauk, killed in the Sept. 11 Pentagon attack, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost is $5. Call 410-551-4101.

<cal1>SUNDAY/APRIL 21

<cal2>Rededication Ceremony Winston Churchill High School, 11300 Gainsborough Road in Potomac, will hold a community celebration in honor of its renovated facilities at 2 p.m. in the Dr. Gertrude G. Bish Auditorium. Open house from 3-5 p.m. featuring student exhibits, demonstrations and performances. Call 301-469-1200.

Family Earth Day at Discovery Creek at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., will encourage families to become conservation crusaders, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free entertainment, eco-friendly crafts, animal demonstrations and interactive storytelling. Free. Call 202-364-3111 or visit www.discoverycreek.org.

Poetry Reading at The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St. in Bethesda, at 2 p.m. Mark Defoe reads from "Aviary" and Blair Ewing reads from "And to the Republic." Cost is $3-$5. Call 301-654-8664 or visit www.writer.org.

Chamber Music The National Symphony Orchestra at Jewish Community Center, 6125 Montrose Ave. in Rockville, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20-$30. Call 301-230-3775.

Red Rover Concert River Road Unitarian Church will host Andrew McKnight, Cheryl Hoenemeyer and Wild Carrot, at 7 p.m. Contemporary folk music for family listeners. The church is located at 6301 River Road. Tickets are $10. Call 202-244-7524.

Canal Construction 101 Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center, 11701 MacArthur Blvd., will offer a chance to learn more about the problems that faced workers in the construction of the canal, from 10-11 a.m. Limited space. Call for reservation at 301-767-3714.

Children's Dance at JCC The Jewish Community Center, 6125 Montrose Ave. in Rockville, presents its children's dance companies at 3 p.m. in the Kreeger Auditorium. Tickets are $6; $4 for members. Call 301-230-3775.

Waltz Dance at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., in the Bumper Car Pavilion from 3:30-6 p.m. Introductory workshop at 3 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. Call 301-492-6282.

<cal1>TUESDAY/APRIL 23

<cal2>Rockville history is the subject in a program entitled “Who Were T.S. Wootton and Richard Montgomery, at Richard Montgomery Media Center, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Learn about these two prominent Rockville men who lived during the American Revolution. Free. Call 301-762-0096.

Third World Social Services Conference "The Impact of 911 on Refugees and Immigrants" is the topic at Montgomery College in Rockville in the auditorium of the Theatre Arts Building, from 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Speakers, presenters and discussion. Visit www.twss.org.

Potomac Seniors "Current Events" featuring news and views at 11 a.m. and "Hurray for Hollywood" with the Lutheran Home singers at 12:30 p.m. Activities take place at Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road. Call 301-983-4471.

<cal1>WEDNESDAY/APRIL 24

<cal2>Stress Reduction Class A free introductory class with Patty Cummings, LCSW-C, about "mindfulness-based" stress reduction training, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 9601 Blackwell Road in Rockville. Reserve a space at 301-299-5902 or email pcummings@mtsgrp.com.

Discovery Hike Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd., will host a tree finder hike around the park and a craft session to decorate at clay pot, at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., for ages 3-5 with an adult. Cost is $3. Also, on Thursday, April 25, when younger siblings are welcome. Call 301-299-1990.

Tea and Flute Tim Friedlander will entertain tea sippers at Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike, at 1 p.m. Cost is $17 with pre-paid reservations. Call 301530-0540.

Sights and Sounds of the Season at Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center, 11710 MacArthur Blvd., is a chance to explore spring near the park with a volunteer naturalist, from 10 a.m.-noon. Not handicapped accessible. Call 301-767-3714.

<cal1>THURSDAY/APRIL 25

<cal2>Preschool Storytime at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, for children ages 3-5, features "Time for Bed," at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. No younger siblings. Register at 301-983-4475.

Bethesda Literary Festival will be held April 25-28. Various locations. On April 25, a poetry slam will take place at La Madeleine, 7607 Old Georgetown Road, from 7-9 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers. Ages 18+. For a complete listing of activities, call 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

Broadcast News and Views Diane Rehm, a journalist on National Public Radio, and Marvin Kalb, veteran newscaster and author of ten books, will present a program as part of the Bethesda Literary Festival from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda, 1 Bethesda Metro Center. Call 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

<cal1>FRIDAY/APRIL 26

<cal2>Spring Dance Concert at Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St. in Rockville. Show times are Friday-Saturday, April 26-27, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $6-$8. Call 301-279-5301.

<cal2>”Blast from the Past,” a rock music review, will be presented by Winston Churchill High School, 11300 Gainsborough Road in Potomac, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10-$15 and may be purchased at the door. Call 301-469-1243 or email WCHStix@aol.com.

<cal1>SATURDAY/APRIL 27

<cal2>'Wise Women' is an exhibition, lecture and book signing with former Washington area photographer Joyce Tenneson at Fraser Gallery, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., from 2-4 p.m. Tenneson's work "is a celebration of the power and beauty of women in the third phase of their lives — 65 to 10 years." Women photographed include Sandra Day O'Connor, Odetta and Jane Goodall. Free. Call 301-718-9651.

Piano Concert Sergio Tiempo will perform at the Jewish Community Center, 6125 Montrose Road in Rockville, at 9 p.m. Tickets are $25-$30. Call 301-230-3775.

Art Talk Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike, presents art critic and independent curator David Tannous and a walk through the gallery, at 1 p.m. All ages. Free. Call 301-530-0540.

Backyard Fantasy Discovery Creek Children's Museum at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., presents a workshop about transforming a backyard to please children, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Garden experts, landscape designers and wildlife specialists participate in these ongoing workshops. Admission is $4 per person. Call 202-364-3111 or visit www.discoverycreek.org.

Solo Pianist Michael Adcock will perform a free concert at the Washington Conservatory of Music, 5144 Massachussetts Ave. in Bethesda, at 8 p.m. Call 301-320-2770.

Small Press Conference and Book Fair, The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St. in Bethesda, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration is not required for the free book fair which runs from 1-5 p.m. A morning panel discussion with Nina Graybill of Graybill & English, Brenda Copeland from Simon and Schuster and local lawyer Daniel Steven, from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., costs $15 and includes lunch. Call to register at 301-654-8664 or visit www.writer.org/bookfair.

Lamplight Open House The Clara Barton National Historic Site, 5801 Oxford Rd. in Glen Echo, will present a free family program from 7-9 p.m. The evening will be lit by Victorian reproduction lamps. Call 301-492-6245 or visit www.nps.gov/clba.

Lockhouse Tours Girl scouts dressed in period clothing will lead tours of Rileys Lockhouse and demonstrate tasks performed by the lockkeeper's family, from 1-4 p.m. Also on Sunday, April 28. The lockhouse is located at the end of Rileys Lock Road, about nine milies west of Great Falls Visitor Center, off route 190 in Seneca, Md. Not handicapped accessible. Call 301-767-3714.

Sights and Sounds of the Season at Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center, 11710 MacArthur Blvd., is a chance to explore spring near the park with a volunteer naturalist, from 10 a.m.-noon. Not handicapped accessible. Call 301-767-3714.

Earth Day 2002 at the Travilah Quarry includes face painting and clowns, a petting zoo, giant slide, give-a-ways, DJ music, drawings, games and more from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Refreshments. Admission is free. Rain or shine. Take the 270 to exit 6B, Route 28, turn left at Darnestown Road, left at Travilah Road and travel about a mile down to quarry entrance. Call Debbie at 301-294-6404.

Waltz Dance at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., in the Bumper Car Pavilion from 9 p.m.-midnight to the Rhapsody Dance Band. Introductory workshop at 8 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. Call 301-492-6282.

<cal1>SUNDAY/APRIL 28

<cal2>Pike's Peek 10K Run Race starts promptly at 8 a.m. at Redland Road, east of the intersection of Sommerville Drive in Rockville and finishes at White Flint Mall. Toddler Trot and Family Fun Run take place at White Flint at 9:30 a.m. Entry fee is $11 per person. A festival follows the race. Cost is $5 for non-runners. Volunteers are needed to help out on race day. Call 301-460-8888.

Spring Fling Auction and Banquet will be held at Bethesda Marriott, 495 Wisconsin Ave., to benefit Disabled Sports USA. Silent auction from 5-7 p.m.; live auction and dinner at 7:15 p.m. Call 301-217-9839 or email programs@dsusa.org.

Arts and Crafts Show & Sale The Jewish Community Center, 6125 Montrose Road in Rockville, will hold a one day show from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Call 301-881-0100.

Urban Safari Discovery Creek at The Stable at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Explores the beauty of nature in the city, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Meet live opossum, pigeons, insects and other animals. $4 for nonmembers; $3 for members and seniors; under 2. Climb the new climb wall for an additional $1. Call 202-364-3111 or visit www.discoverycreek.org.

Paws in the Park The Montgomery County Humane Society will hold its 5K Dog Walk, rain or shine, beginning at 11 a.m. at Wheaton Regional Park, 2000 Shorefield Road.Check in is 10 a.m. Call 301-279-1969 or visit www.mchumane.org.