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July 17, 2002

<cal1>WEDNESDAY/JULY 17

<cal2>Preschool Storytime at the Potomac Community Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, at 10:30 a.m. for ages 3-5. Free. Call 301-983-4475 to register.

Tots Storytime and Craft Time "You Are My Sunshine" at the Adventure Conservation Park in Potomac. Designed for ages 3-5, but younger siblings are welcome to attend, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., 1-2 p.m. and 3:45-4:45 p.m. Cost is $3. Call for Locust Grove Nature Center for directions at 301-299-1990.

Afternoon Tea is served at Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike, at 1 p.m. featuring music by pianist Carolyn Reitman. Prepaid reservations required. Cost is $22. Call 301-530-0540 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Biographies A lecture series for seniors continues on the lives of people who have made a difference. Dr. Stephen Berk discusses Theodore Herzl at 10:30 a.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville. Cost is $10 for general public and $5 for JCC members. Call 301-230-3747.

Stress Management Workshop presented by the Montgomery County Commission for Women from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Recognize stress traps and use the tools to avoid them. One session with a fee of $10; out-of-county guests, $15. Registration required. Call 301 279-1800.

Acoustic Blues, Jazz and Folk featuring Barbara Martin at Willow Garden Theater, 7201 Wisconsin Ave. in Bethesda, from noon-2 p.m. Free. Call 301-352-5387.

Young Reader's Book Club This month's selection is "The Boggart" by Susan Cooper at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave. Free. For ages 8-11. Call 301-986-1761.

<cal1>THURSDAY/JULY 18

<cal2>Artist Talk Tory Cowles, Jerry Maddox and Marsha Staiger will discuss their exhibit at the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery at Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville at 7:30 p.m. Call 301-309-3001.

Backyard Theater Barbara Martin: "From Ragtime to Rock ‘n’ Roll" will explore European and African origins of today's music in this performance at Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Show times are 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Seating is under a tent on the lawn, so bring a blanket. Program is designed for children 4-9. Cost is $6 for adults and children over 3. Call 301-530-0540.

National Chamber Orchestra will perform several classics at Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, at 7:30 p.m. Classic Catering People dinners and Ben & Jerry's ice cream are for sale at 6:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or low beach chair to sit on the lawn. Free. Call 301-530-0540.

"Body, Mind and Spirit" presented by the Montgomery County Commission for Women, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Learn how to take the fear out of public speaking and find your true voice. One session. Registration required. Fee: $10; out-of-county, $15. Call 301-279-1800.

Mystery Night Prizes for those who solved last month's mystery and kick-off for new mystery at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave. For ages 7-11. Free. Call 301-986-1761.

Summer Concert Series features David Bach at Bethesda Place Plaza, Old Georgetown Road and Woodmont Avenue, from noon-2 p.m. Soulstice at Veteran's Park, Woodmont and Norfolk avenues, from 6-8 p.m. Free. Call 301-215-6660.

Meditation featuring "Love of the God-Man" at Adidam Revelation Bookstore, 7215 Arlington Road, from 7:30-9 p.m. Call 301-656-6277.

Class Action Clara Bingham and Laura Leedy Gansler will discuss the landmark case of Lois Jensen and her story, which changed sexual harassment law at 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave. Free. Call 301-986-1761.

Green Party Meeting The Montgomery County Green Party's monthly meeting will be held at the Silver Spring library, 8901 Colesville Road. Email kennethingham@comcast.net or visit www.mdgreens.org.

"Shades of Pastel 2002," a juried exhibit of the Maryland Pastel Society, opens at Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike. Reception will be held today from 1-3 p.m. Show runs through Aug. 31. Call 301-530-0540.

<cal1>FRIDAY/JULY 19

<cal2>Van Tour and Hike "Ice Mountain" at Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd., from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. A three-mile hike through a West Virginia micro-habitat guided by a Nature Conservancy docent. Bring lunch, water, binoculars and field guides. Adults only. Cost is $6. To register, call 301-299-1990.

Guided Tour Tory Cowles, Jerry Maddox and Marsha Staiger at the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery at Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville at 10 a.m. Free. Call 301-309-3001.

Klutz Night Make a mini-book at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave. For ages 7-11. Free. Call 301-986-1761.

Divorce Legal Seminar-Part Two presented by the Montgomery County Commission for Women from 10 a.m.-noon. This seminar deals with the child-related issues of custody and child support. One session with a fee of $10; out-of-county guests, $15. Registration required. Call 301 279-1800.

<cal1>SATURDAY/JULY 20

<cal1>Capricorn Galleries Opening features local and Maine landscapes from artist John T. Eiseman through September. Reception today from 1-4 p.m. The gallery is located at 10236 River Road in Potomac. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Call 301-765-5900.

Peaches O'Dell and Her He-Man Orchestra offers swing dance music. Lesson at 8 p.m. and dance at 9 p.m. in the Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Cost is $10. Call 301-492-6229 or visit www.nps.gov/glec/getweek.html.

Toddler Time "Walking on the Green Grass" at Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd., from 10-10:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. For 1-2-year-old walkers. Free. To register, call 301-299-1990.

Wacky Water Families can drop in and enjoy hikes, storytelling, live animals, crafts and garden encounters at Discovery Creek Children's Museum at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Explore water wonders and conduct experiments. Meet a marine biologist from 12-3 p.m. Admission is $4 per person. Call 202-364-3111, or visit www.discoverycreek.org.

Picnic and Potluck The Potomac Conservancy will hold its third annual Member Appreciation Picnic and Potluck from 4-8 p.m. at Carderock Pavilion, C&O Canal National Historical Park. Free grillers and drinks, live music, games and contests. Driving directions at www.potomac.org. To RSVP and find out what dish to bring, call Lynn at 703-276-2777, Ext. 201 or email koch@potomac.org.

Traveling Along the Towpath at Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center, 11701 MacArthur Blvd., from 10-11 a.m. Join a park ranger for a change explore various historical structures and sights along the towpath. Easy hiking. Limited to 25 people. Call to reserve a space at 301-767-3714.

<cal1>SUNDAY/JULY 21

<cal2>Waltz Dance featuring the Happy Homesteaders with a lesson at 3 p.m. and dance at 3:30 p.m. in the Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Cost is $5. Call 301-492-6229 or visit www.nps.gov/glec/getweek.html.

Wacky Water Explore water wonders and conduct experiments. Families can drop in and enjoy hikes, storytelling, live animals, crafts and garden encounters at the Discovery Creek Children's Museum at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is $4 per person. Call 202-364-3111 or visit www.discoverycreek.org.

"Cat in the Hat" Read all about the cat in the hat and enjoy his visit at 3 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave. Free. For ages 2-6. Call 301-986-1761.

Butterfly Walk Take a guided walk through the meadows of Woodend, the nature sanctuary of the Audubon Naturalist Society, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, and look for a variety of butterflies that visit the grounds, from 2-3:30 p.m. Bring water and a hat. Free, but reservations required. Call 301-652-9188, Ext. 10.

Lockolympics Do you have what it takes to be a boatman or locktender? Join a park ranger in a variety of activities and learn about the skills and ability once required to make a living on the C&O Canal. Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center, 11710 MacArthur Blvd., from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Limited handicapped accessibility. Call 301-767-3714.

<cal1>MONDAY/JULY 22

<cal2>Firing Line A lecture series for seniors on weekly current events continues with analyst Donna Brazile at 10:30 a.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville. Cost is $10 for general public and $5 for JCC members. Call 301-230-3747.

<cal1>TUESDAY/JULY 23

<cal2>Singles Coffee and Conversation For ages 50+ at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville. Free for JCC members, cost is $2 for non-members. Call 301-881-0100, Ext. 3751.

Beginning Birdwalk for adults at Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd., from 8-10 a.m. Free. Call 301-299-1990.

The Blues Blasters will perform Spanish-infused blues at Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike, at 7:30 p.m. O'Brien's dinners and Ben & Jerry's ice cream are for sale at 6:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or low beach chair to sit on the lawn. Free. Call 301-530-0540.

Rockville Arts Place Membership Exhibition opens at 100 E. Middle Lane. Show runs through Aug. 23. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 301-309-1229 or visit www.rockvilleartsplace.org.

Panel Discussion Ira Shapiro, Democratic candidate for Congress in Maryland's 8th District will host "Terrorism, Israel's Security and America's Place in the World," in the Rose Room at the BCC Rescue Squad, 5020 Battery Lane in Bethesda. Panelists include Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Arms Services Committee; Samuel R. Berger, former White House National Security Advisor; Ambassador Dennis B. Ross, former Special Middle East Coordinator; and Ambassador Wendy R. Sherman, former Counselor of the U.S. Department of State. The event is free and open to the public. Call 240-497-1201 or visit www.irashapiro.com.

<cal1>WEDNESDAY/JULY 24

<cal2>Mike Rose the Magician at the Potomac Community Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, presented by the Maryland Science Center at 2 p.m. for elementary school age children. Free. Call 301-983-4475 to register.

Discovery Hike "Insect Hunt" at Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd., from 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.. For ages 3-5. Free. To register, call 301-299-1990.

Moonstruck Moths at Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd., from 11 a.m.-noon For age 7 to adult. Cost is $2. Call 301-299-1990.

Hot Soup at O'Brien's Pit Barbecue, 387 East Gude Drive, Rockville, at 8 p.m. Hot Soup is a musical trio that performs folk, swing, novelty tunes, topical ballads and vintage songs. Call 301-948-1897.

Afternoon Tea is served at Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike, at 1 p.m. featuring music by pianist Victor Dyni. Prepaid reservations required. Cost is $17. Call 301-530-0540 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Biographies A lecture series for seniors on the lives of people who have made a difference with David Eisenhower and Julie Nixon Eisenhower discussing the American Presidency at 10:30 a.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville. Cost is $10 for general public and $5 for JCC members. Call 301-230-3747.

"Dinosaur Rock!" presented by The Puppet Co. Playhouse at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Recommended for PreK-grade 4. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 10 and 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets are $5 with group rates available. Show runs through Sept. 1. Call 301-320-6668.

Teen Book Club Read "Briar Rose" by Jane Yolen (in the cooking section) at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave. Free. For ages 12-15. Call 301-986-1761.

"Law of Gravity" Stephen Horn will read and sign his latest thriller at 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave. Free. Call 301-986-1761.

<cal1>THURSDAY/JULY 25

<cal2>Designing Across Cultures Discuss with Ronnie Lipton the challenge of communicating to multiethnic audiences at 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave. Free. Call 301-986-1761.

Discovery Hike "Insect Hunt" at Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd., from 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. For ages 3-5, younger siblings also welcome. Free. Call 301-299-1990.

Backyard Theater The Wild Zappers offer an inspiring dance performance by their all-deaf troupe at Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike. Showtimes are 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Seating is under a tent on the lawn, so bring a blanket. Program is designed for children 4-9. Cost is $6 for adults and children over 3. Call 301-530-0540.

The Gypsy Strings at the Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, at 7:30 p.m. Classic Catering People dinners and Ben & Jerry's ice cream are for sale at 6:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or low beach chair to sit on the lawn. Free. Call 301-530-0540.

Co-dependent Behavior Workshop presented by the Montgomery County Commission for women at 7-8:45 p.m. First session with a fee of $10 and $15 for out-of-county. Call 301 279-1800.

Identity Theft presented by the Montgomery County Commission for Women at 7-8:30 p.m.. Learn common sense ways to minimize your risk of becoming a victim. 1 session with a fee of $10 and for out of county guests $15. Registration required. Call 301 279-1800.

Marine Science Night Discuss coral reef environments at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave. Free. For ages 8-12. Call 301-986-1761.

Caribbean Night for singles from 7-10 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville. Cost is $10 for JCC members and $15 for non-members. Pay at the door. Call 301-881-0100, Ext. 3751.

<cal1>FRIDAY/JULY 26

<cal2>Puppet Show "Wake Up, It's Nighttime!" for all ages at Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd., from 1:30-2:15 p.m. and 3:30-4:15 p.m. Free. Call 301-299-1990.

Resume Writing 101 This workshop will show ways to write effective resumes for today's job market, from 10 a.m.-noon at the Counseling and Career Center, 255 North Washington St., Rockville. Cost is $10, $15 out-of-county. Call 301-279-1800.

Workshop for Women Myers-Briggs Type Indicator presented by the Montgomery Commission for Women. Learn how to process information and become energized by making decisions and scheduling time. One session from 9 a.m.-noon. Fee is $45; $67 out-of-county. Call 301 279-1800.

Strong Interest Inventory, presented by the Montgomery Commission for Women, provides a profile of vocational interests and characteristics along with occupations, from 1-3 p.m. Cost is $45; $67 for out-of-county. Call 301-279-1800.

<cal1>SATURDAY/JULY 27

<cal2>Art Talk "Looking at Art with David Tannous" will feature curator and critic David Tannous, leading a gallery-walk-through Art Talk at 1 p.m. at the Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. He will discuss the Shades of Pastel exhibit. Free. Call 301-530-0540.

Swing Dance with the Tom Cunningham Orchestra at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., in the Bumper Car Pavilion. Lesson at 8 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. Cost is $10. Call 301-492-6229 or visit www.nps.gov/glec/getweek.html.

Wings 'n Stings Learn about birds, bees and other winged things. Families can drop in and enjoy hikes, storytelling, live animals, crafts and garden encounters at Discovery Creek Children's Museum at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission is $4 per person. Call 202-364-3111, or visit www.discoverycreek.org.

Sights and Sounds of the Season Join volunteer naturalists in exploring summer near Great Falls, Md. There is a brief slide presentation followed by a nature walk. Wear sturdy shoes. Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center, 11710 MacArthur Blvd., 10 a.m.-noon. Not handicapped-accessible. Call 301-767-3714.

Canal Kids Day Work and play were all part of the day in the life of an 1870s canal child. Children of all ages can learn how to groom a mule and play period games. Girl Scouts dressed in the styles of the 1870s will portray canal children and assist park rangers with interpreting the life of children along the C&O Canal. Great Falls Tavern Visitors Center, 11710 MacArthur Blvd., from noon-3 p.m. Limited handicapped accessibility. Call 301-767-3714.

<cal1>SUNDAY/ JULY 28

<cal2>Adoption Support Group for adoptive parents, adoptees and birthparents to discuss adoption-related issues from 2-5:30 p.m. at the Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, Bethesda. Free. Call 202-298-1011 or visit www.geocities.com/Heartland/Village/6789.

Zydeco Craze offers zydeco dance music. Lesson at 3 p.m., dance at 3:30 p.m. in the Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Cost is $10. Call 301-492-6229 or visit www.nps.gov/glec/getweek.html for more information.

Hollywood 101 Workshop with premier kids and teens acting coach, Chamber Stevens. Topics will include how to audition for commercials, television, film and theatre, as well as what it takes to get started in the business at 4 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave. Free. Call 301-986-1761.

Leave No Trace Challenge at Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center, 11701 MacArthur Blvd., from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Discover ways to explore the outdoors while helping to preserve the parks. Games and activities for all ages. Call 301-767-3714.