Nature Tots Discovery Hike Search for plants and animals that use colors and/or shapes to hide, warn or be seen, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. For ages 3-5 with accompanying adult. Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd. Call 301-299-1990.
Arts Funding Workshop “Visiting Artists and Scholars” is a free, step-by-step workshop held by The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. Grants of $250-$2,000 are available to community organizations with or without nonprofit status. The workshop is from 7-8:30 p.m. at the AHCMC, 4405 East West Highway in Bethesda. Grant application deadline is March 19. Call 301-215-7227 or visit www.ahcmc.org.
Spiritual Workshop Sufi Spiritual Healing at LifePath Health Center, 5602 Shields Drive in Bethesda, from 7-8:30 p.m. Cost is $20. Call 301-897-8090 for a reservation.
Meditation The Great Tradition at Adidam Revelation Bookstore, 7215 Arlington Road in Bethesda, from 7:30-9 p.m. Donations appreciated. Call 301-656-6277.
Estate Planning Seminar Bethesda Senior Source, 4805 Edgemoor Lane in Bethesda, from 2-4 p.m. Free. Call 301-951-1990.
Glass Gallery Exhibits “Marine Magic,” an exhibition of blown glass shell forms by Australian artist, Jack Ink; and “Magic in the Air,” a collection of necklaces featuring moths and butterflies of glass beads by Karin Houben. Exhibits continue through Nov. 2. Glass Gallery, 4720 Hampden Lane in Bethesda. Call 301-657-3478.
The Montgomery County Green Party’s monthly meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Silver Spring library, 8901 Colesville Road. Contact Kennethingham@comcast.net or visit www.mdgreens.org
Author Discussion at Barnes and Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave., at 7:30 p.m. Join Chip Kidd who will discuss his new book “The Cheese Monkeys,” a comic coming-of-age novel about a young graphic designer. Call 301-986-1761.
End of Summer Sundown Hike Prowl around the park and observe the secrets of nature at sunset. For all ages, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd. Call 301-299-1990.
Fall Extravaganza at La Petite Classique, 4844 Bethesda Ave., Sept. 20 & 21. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Event is designed for ages 21+. Free. Call 301-986-1990.
Potomac Funfest at Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Unlimited rides and games for children for $6. Bingo, from 5-8 p.m. Call 301-983-4471.
Potomac Stables Tour sponsored by the Potomac Bridle and Hiking Trails Association. Tickets are $10 per person (children 12 and under are free) and may be purchased at The Surrey, 10107 River Road. Call 240-876-1999.
Art Exhibit at Yellow Barn Gallery at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., featuring the work of Mara Odette. “Impressions” is a collection of figurative oil paintings which reflects the artist’s interpretation of DNA. Show runs Sept. 21-22, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Opening reception on Saturday, from 6-8 p.m.
The Eric Felton Jazz Orchestra offers swing dance music in the Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Lesson at 8 p.m.; dance at 9 p.m. Cost is $10. Call 301-492-6229 or visit www.nps.gov/glec/ge-tweek.html.
Botany 101 for Adults Learn basic terminology of the plant world and take a careful look at its variety and complexity, from 1-2:30 p.m., at Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd. Program is designed for ages 16 and up. Fee is $4. Call 301-299-1990.
Nature Walk at Woodend Sanctuary of the Audubon Naturalist Society, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase. Explore the nature trails of Woodend in early autumn, led by an experienced naturalist, at 10 a.m. Free. Call 301-652-9188.
The Washington Swing Dance Committee with the National Park Service hosts J. St. Jumpers in the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park. Free introductory workshop at 8 p.m.; Dancing from 9 p.m.-midnight. Fee: $10. Visit www.wsdc.org or call 301-340-9732.
Poetry Reading Henry Taylor, Vladimir Levchev & Ronny Somek, at The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., at 2 p.m. Cost is $5. Call 301-654-8664.
Dog Adoption Day at Three Dog Bakery, 4924 Elm St., from noon-3 p.m. Free. Call 301-654-1540.
Humane Society Mobile Adoption Unit will be at Westwood Pet Center, 5428 Westwood Ave. in Bethesda, from 1-4 p.m.
Lock Around the Falls Join a park ranger for a two-mile roundtrip walk along the towpath through “Six Locks.” Learn how canal engineers and laborers dealt with the challenge of constructing the C&O Canal. Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center, 11710 MacArthur Blvd., noon-1:30 p.m. Limited handicapped accessibility. Call 301-767-3714.
Rileys Lockhouse Tours Girl Scouts, in period clothing, will lead tours of Rileys Lockhouse and demonstrate tasks as they tell the story of a typical lockkeeper’s family, from 1-4 p.m. The lockhouse is located at the end of Rileys Lock Road, off Route 190 in Seneca. Not handicapped-accessible. Call 301-767-3714.
“Kids Day America/International” will be held from noon-3 p.m. at Health and Fitness Chiropractic Clinic at The Executive Office Park, 6137 Executive Blvd. in Rockville. Dr. Mariella M. Young will sponsor the event locally with over 1,300 chiropractic offices participating worldwide. Information on crime prevention, child safety and environmental awareness. “McGruff the Crime Dog” will appear. Free spinal exams, scoliosis screenings and child ID cards. Face paintings, moon bounce, a magic show, raffles and more. Call 301-770-9601.
Constitution Week Event Rev. William Munro Shand III, Rector, will be the featured speaker at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 10033 River Road in Potomac. Commemorative event is organized by the Daughters of the American Revolution of the National Capitol Area, at 2:30 p.m. Call 301-365-2055.
Exhibit Jane Seymour at Margaret Smith Gallery, 7247 Woodmont Ave., from noon-4 p.m. Free. Call 301-657-1200.
Rileys Lockhouse Tours Tours of Rileys Lockhouse. See Sept. 21 listing above. Call 301-767-3714.
Instructor Panel at The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., in Bethesda, at 2 p.m. Cost is $3 for members; $5 for nonmembers. Call 301-654-8664. Visit www.writer.org.
Waltz Dance at the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., with Terpsichore. Workshop from 3-3:30 p.m.; waltzing from 3:30-6 p.m. Cost is $5. Call 301-492-6282.
Walk for Greyhounds Greyhound Welfare, Inc., sponsors a two-mile walk from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., rain or shine, on the C&O Canal towpath. Meet at the Carderock parking lot (off on Clara Barton Parkway). Walk proceeds to Angler’s Inn and back. Ample parking. Information, water, basic first aid supplies and light snacks available at parking lot. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.petfinder.com/shelters/MD96.html.
Long Term Care Insurance Seminar sponsored by the Maryland Cooperative Extension Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program, from 1-3 p.m., at the Agricultural History Farm Park, 18410 Muncaster Road in Derwood, Md. Free. Call 301-590-2819. Visit www.medicarehelp.org.
MOMS Club of Potomac will meet for their monthly meeting at Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road, at 10:30 a.m. Call Merry at 301-983-5225.
Book Salon, Little Falls Library, 5501 Massachusetts Ave. in Bethesda, at 1 p.m. Led by Dr. Karen Arnold, a poet and independent scholar. “Ship Fever” by Angela Barrett. Free. Refreshments. Call 301-320-4880.
Music and Tea Becky Dukes plays the piano and tea is served at 1 p.m. Pre-paid reservations required; $17 per person. Strathmore Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike. Call 301-530-0540.
“Couples Communication Tools” presented by the Montgomery County Commission For Women, teaches skills necessary to preserve a loving relationship. Three sessions, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sept. 24, and Oct. 1 and 8. Cost is $30; $45.00 for out-of-county. Registration required. Counseling & Career Center, 255 N. Washington St., 4th Floor in Rockville. Call 301-279-1800.
JCC Exhibit “Ruth Dunkell: An Artist’s Journey through the Conquest of Tay-Sach” at the new Goldman Art Gallery at the Jewish Community Center (JCC). The exhibit details Dunkell’s struggle to educate the Jewish community about this deadly disease after losing a child herself. Opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Tickets for both a panel discussion and documentary film screening are $3 for JCC members; $5 for the general public. Call 301-230-3775.
“We Felt Good!” Learn how to make felt from unprocessed sheep wool, from 4-5:30 p.m. For ages 7-10; under 8 with accompanying adult. Fee is $5. Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd. Call 301-299-1990.
Music and Tea Charles Durfor plays the acoustic guitar and tea is served, at 1 p.m. Pre-paid reservations required, $17 per person. Strathmore Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike. Call 301-530-0540.
WAMU-Live at Strathmore WAMU radio presents a program of live performances recorded with a live audience for airing at a later date, at
7 p.m. Strathmore Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike. Call 301-530-0540.
Brown Bag Daytimers at Congregation Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Road, at noon. Guest speaker will be Ambassador Dennis Ross, director, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy and special Middle East coordinator. His topic will be “The Middle East Conflict.” Free. Call 301-299-7087.
Sights and Sounds of the Season Join volunteer naturalists Betty Henson and Betty Bushell to explore the summer season near Great Falls, from 10 a.m.-noon. There is a brief slide presentation followed by a nature walk. Wear sturdy shoes. Not Handicapped Accessible. Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center, 11710 MacArthur Blvd. Call 301-767-3714.
Mouse Reading Parties at Barnes and Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave., at 3 and 7 p.m. Children will enjoy reading with “Mouse” and read “If You Take a Mouse to School,” by Laura Numeroff. Free cookies from Fresh Fields. A percentage of book sales from Sept 26-28 will benefit First Book, a county program which donates books to low-income families.
Swing Dance Peaches O’Dell and Her He-Man Orchestra, in the Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Lesson at 8 p.m.; dance at 9 p.m. Cost is $10. Call 301-492-6229 or visit www.nps.gov/glec/ge-tweek.html.
Looking at Art with David Tannous Art critic and independent curator David Tannous provides a talk and tour on the “American Western Landscape” exhibition, at 1 p.m. Strathmore Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike. Call 301-530-0540.
Spirit of Rockville will be held at Rockville Town Center from 1-6 p.m. Event includes a Fall Harvest Festival at the Farmers’ Market, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., featuring fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, demonstrations and children’s activities. Taste of Rockville, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., features restaurants from around the region. A Celebration of Cultures continues with musical entertainment, demonstrations, dancers, and children’s games. Call 240-314-5022 or visit www.ci.rockville.md.us/new.htm.
Great Falls Park “Sights and Sounds of the Season” explores the summer season near Great Falls, from 10 a.m.-noon. Brief slide presentation followed by a nature walk. Wear sturdy shoes. Not Handicapped Accessible.
From noon to 1:30 p.m., learn about the thriving village that once existed along the C&O Canal. Visit the one-time village of Crommelin, also known as Great Falls, in this ranger-led walk. Limited handicapped accessibility.
Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center, 11710 MacArthur Blvd. Call 301-767-3714.
Dog Adoption Day at Three Dog Bakery, 4924 Elm St., in Bethesda, from 1-3 p.m. Free. Call 301-654-1540.
National Chamber Orchestra performs in concert featuring works of Haydn, Villa-Lobos and Shostakovich as part of the “Sunday Sweets” series serving coffee and pastries before the show. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike in North Bethesda, at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Call 301-530-0540 or visit www.strathmore.org.
Great Falls Park “How Could We Overlook That?” Learn how the falls were formed and how this magnificent view was almost lost. To accompany the park ranger to the overlook, meet at the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center, 11710 MacArthur Blvd., at noon, or meet the ranger at the overlook at 12:30 p.m. Handicapped accessible. Call 301-767-3714.
Publication Reading Wayne Karlin reads from “The Wished for Country” and Nani Power reads from “The Good Remains,” at The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., in Bethesda, at 2 p.m. Cost is $3 for members; $5 for nonmembers. Call 301-654-8664. Visit www.writer.org.
Cinema Bethesda begins its sixth season at Landmark Bethesda Theatre Row, 7236 Woodmont Ave., at 10 a.m. “Croupier” looks at behind-the-scenes life at a casino. A discussion with a local film expert follows the show. Cost is $12 at the door. Call 301-365-3679.
“Tales of Beatrix Potter” at The Puppet Co. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., through Oct. 13. Show times are Wednesday-Friday, at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The 1 p.m. show on Sept. 22 features an American Sign Language interpre- tation. Cost is $5. Call 301-320-6668.
Strathmore Hall Art “American Western Landscape” and “Fred Folsom: Landscapes” at Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike. Exhibitions continue through Nov. 2. Call 301-530-0540 or visit www.strathmore.org.
Rockville Arts Place, 100 E. Middle Lane in Rockville. The new exhibit features the works of R.L. Croft, Ming-Yi Sung, Steve A. Prince and the watercolor students of Donna Baron, through Sept. 28. Regular hours: Monday-Saturday, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. with extended hours on Thursday until 9 p.m. Call 301-309-6900.
“Tomato Plant Girl” at Imagination Stage, White Flint, 11301 Rockville Pike, through Nov. 3. Show times are Saturdays, at 3 p.m., Sundays at 12:30 and 3 p.m. Suitable for the entire family. Tickets are $7.50. Call 301-881-5106.
Capricorn Galleries, 10236 River Road in Potomac, is showing the landscapes of artist John T. Eiseman through September. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Call 301-765-5900.
“Love and Anger” by George F. Walker at the Round House Theater in Bethesda, through Oct. 13. Call 240-644-1100 visit www.round housetheatre.org.
Fraser Gallery will show “An Orphan Driven Mad by Pastures and History,” the paintings and wood engravings of John Jacobsmeyer, through Oct. 9. The gallery is located at 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, in Bethesda. Free. Call 301-718-9651 or visit www.thefrasergallery.com.
30+ Happy Hour hosted by the Young Professionals group from the Jewish Community Center for ages 30 and above. Different clubs in Bethesda. First Tuesday of every month, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Meet new people and see old friends. Call 301-881-0100.
Tea Time Afternoon tea at Normandie Farms, 10710 Falls Road in Potomac, the first and third Wednesdays of every month, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Cost is $18 per person. Call 301-983-8838.
Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center, 11710 MacArthur Blvd. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., daily. Call 301-767-3714.
The Potomac Area Newcomers Club welcomes new residents to the community, with monthly meetings. Call for locations and reservations at 301-365-7572. For membership, call Sue Bigler at 301-610-5056. Visit www.geocities.com/potomacnc/.
MOMS Club of Potomac offers activities for stay-at-home moms and their children. New calendar and newsletter given out the third Monday of the month. Meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road. Call 301-983-5225.
Mystery Night for children at Barnes and Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, at 7 p.m. for ages 7-11. A weekly series on Thursdays for children who love mystery books and solving mysteries. Weekly clues provided. Free. Call 301-986-1761.
Potomac Seniors gather at Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road, during the week for a variety of activities between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The program includes Tai Chi, entertainment, health screenings and education, chair exercises, crafts, speakers, counseling, theme parties, monthly mini-trips and intergenerational activities. Visit http://www.co.mo.md.us/rec/Seniors/ptmsr.html, or call 301-983-4471.
Dancing and Music Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in the Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Admission varies. Call 301-492-6229 or visit www.nps.gov/glec/ge-tweek.html.
Storytime for children at Barnes and Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave., Sundays at 3 p.m., Tuesdays at 11 a.m. and Fridays at 11 a.m. Free. Call 301-986-1761.
Afternoon Tea is served at Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike, every Tuesday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. Prepaid reservations required. Call 301-530-0540 or visit www.strathmore.org.
Swing Classes are sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of Recreation. Swing and Lindy classes for all levels, including “Two Left Feet,” beginner and novice, and advanced. Call 301-946-3473 for times.
“Next Step” is sponsored by The Jewish Social Service Agency, a free support and activities group for widowed men and women 50-65 who are beyond initial bereavement. The nonsectarian group meets the first and third Thursday of every month from 7-8:30 p.m. in the board room of the Hebrew Home Wasserman Building, 6121 Montrose Road in Rockville. Call Mary Hull Levyne at 301-816-2680.
Ice Skating at the Cabin John Ice Rink, 10610 Westlake Drive, is open all week, with early-bird specials on Tuesday and Friday, 7:30-9 a.m., and pickup hockey from 10:15-11:45 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Call 301-365-2246.
American Antique Arts Association meets the third Monday of the month at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, at 1 p.m., September-June. Meetings include speakers, demonstrations and information. New members are welcome. Call Mary Lennon at 301-299-5030.
Bethesda Art Walk Galleries and art schools in Bethesda open their doors to the public and serve free refreshments. This event will continue on the second Friday of every month until the end of 2002 on Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8 and Dec. 13. Call 301-215-6660.