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<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 26

<cal2>Sights and Sounds of the Season Join volunteer naturalists in exploring the season 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., from 10 a.m.-noon. Not handicapped accessible. Call 301-767-3714.

Tea and Piano at Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, at 1 p.m. Music by Carol Rose Duane, Piano. Pre-paid reservations are required, cost is $17. Call 301-530-0540.

Author Discussion Barnes and Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, at 7:30 p.m. "Washington, See it for the First Time—Looking up!" with award-winning photographer Marty LaVor. Call 301-986-1851.

"Brigadoon" will be presented at the Montgomery College's Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville, Feb. 26-March 1, at 8 p.m.; March 2, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10; $8 for seniors, students and children. Reserved seating. Call 301-279-5301.

<cal1>Thursday/Feb. 27

<cal2>Creative Crafts Council Jurors' Slide Presentation Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, at 7:30 p.m. Join the jurors Charles Karadimos, David Tannous, and Trudi Van Dyke for a special lecture and slide presentation of the Council's Biennial Exhibition. Presentation is free, call 301-530-0540.

Dance Workshop The Jewish Community Center, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, at 1:30 p.m. Sarah's Sisters present a free workshop with "States of Mind," an evening of original dance, theater and music. Call Robin Schneider at 301-881-0100, Ext. 6797.

Potomac Women's Republican Party Meeting John Kane of Potomac, State Republican Party chairman, will be the guest speaker for the Potomac Women's Republican Club luncheon, from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., at Avenel Tournament Player's Club, Potomac. Kane will provide an update on the Ehrlich/Steele administration and what the Maryland Republican Party is doing in Annapolis. For reservation information, call 301.424.3097.

Meditation Adidam Revelation Bookstore, 7215 Arlington Road, Bethesda. Call 301-656-6277.

Seminars for Seniors "Strategy for Investing" at Bethesda Senior Source, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, at 10 a.m. Call 301-951-1990. "Estate Planning," at. 2 p.m. Free. Reservations required. Call 301-951-1990.

Rockville Arts Place presents "New" featuring nine artists in an innovative sculpture exhibition, through March 29. Opening reception on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 6-8 p.m., with music by saxophonist Don Lerman. The gallery is located at 100 East Middle Lane, Rockville. Call 301-309-1226.

<cal1>Friday/Feb. 28

<cal2>Young Readers Club kick-off party at Barnes and Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, at 7 p.m. Each week, children ages 7-12 will talk about books, make a craft or complete a fun activity. Call 301-986-1851.

The Maryland Spring Home and Garden Show will be held Feb. 28-March 2 and March 7-9, at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, York Road, Timonium, Md. Over 600 exhibitors. Admission is $9 for adults; $8 for seniors; $2.50 for children 6-12; free to children under 6. Parking is free. Admission to the Maryland Spring Craft Show, being held in the adjacent building, is free with the Home and Garden. Call 410-863-1180 or visit mdhomeandgarden.com.

Decoupage at Bethesda Senior Source, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, at 10 a.m. Cost is $10 and reservations are required. Call 301-951-1990.

Spiritual Seminar Sacred Chanting at Adidam Revelation Bookstore, 7215 Arlington Road, Bethesda. Call 301-656-6277.

Discovery Creek Children's Museum at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., presents "Rock On!" from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Journey to the center of a volcano, build a mountain and find out how rocks are recycled. Scale the climb wall. Admission is $3 for members and seniors; $5 for non-members. Call 202-364-3111, or visit www.discoverycreek.org.

Landon Symphonette will perform at the Mondzac Performing Arts Center, 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda, at 5 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for students, by reservation or at the door. Free parking; unreserved seating. Call 301-320-1090.

"Pinocchio" from the Puppet Co. Playhouse at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., through April 6. Performances are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Call 301-320-6668, for reservations. Visit www.thepuppetco.org.

<cal1>Sunday/March 2

<cal2>Goldman Art Gallery at the Jewish Community Center, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, presents "The World of Lionel Reiss Revisited," through March 27. Reiss, born in Austrian-occupied Poland, was a world art historian specializing in Jewish life. Opening reception is March 9, from 2-5 p.m. Gallery hours are Sunday-Thursday, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fridays, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Call Donna King at 301-881-0100, Ext. 6734.

Kids Storytime at Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, at 3 p.m. Free. Call 301-986-1851.

Poetry Reading Ken Waldman and Ilona Popper at The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $3 for members; $5, non-members. Call 301-816-1023.

Discovery Creek Children's Museum at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., presents "Rock On!" from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission is $3 for members and seniors; $5 for non-members. Call 202-364-3111, or visit www.discoverycreek.org.

Music in the Mansion Kaboff & Clark Duo performs at Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $24. Call 301-530-0540.

<cal1>Tuesday/ March 4

<cal2>Art Exhibit Creative Partners Gallery, 4600 East West Highway, Bethesda, presents "Folds and Fire" featuring the work of Kari Minnick (glass) and Ellouise Schoettler (textiles), through April 5. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, noon-6 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Reception on Friday, March 14, from 6-8 p.m. Call 301-951-9441.

Discovery Hike Go on a "Robin Redbreast" hike, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., or from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Locust Grove Nature Center, Cabin John regional Park, 7777 Democracy Blvd. Program is designed for ages 3-5 with and adult. Call to register at 301-299-1990.

How Seniors Preserve Financial Assets during times of war Solutions Planning Group will present ways to preserve assets at Potomac Seniors Center, 11315 Falls Road from 10 a.m.-noon. Call 301-983-4471.

Women Past and Present In honor of Women's History Month, several women who have demonstrated courage will be highlighted at Potomac Seniors Center, 11315 Falls Road, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Call 301-983-4471.

Movie for Seniors “Aging As a Spiritual Journey” at Bethesda Senior Source, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, at 10:30 a.m. Free; reservations required. Call 301-951-1990.

15th Annual Montgomery Hospice Ball Bethesda Hyatt Regency, at 6 p.m., features seated dinner, dancing and entertainment to the Doo Wop Cops, live and silent auctions. Proceeds benefit nonprofit Montgomery Hospice at Home and Casey House. For details, call 301-279-2566.

Book Discussion The Jewish Community Center, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, presents Stuart Eizenstat with a lecture his new book, "Imperfect Justice: Looted Assets, Slave Labor and the Unfinished Business of World War II," at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $6 for members; $8 for the general public. Call for reservations at 301-230-3775.

Tea and Piano at Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, at 1 p.m. Victor Dyni performs. Prepaid reservations. Cost is $17. Call 301-530-0540. Visit www.strathmore.org.

<cal1>Wednesday/March 5

<cal2>Book Discussion. The Friends of the Little Falls Library will hold a discussion with Dr. Karen Arnold, poet and scholar, on "October Suite" by Maxine Clair, at 1 p.m. The library is located at 5501 Massachusetts Ave. Call 301-3320-4880.

Tea and Piano at Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, at 1 p.m. Angela Enright performs. Prepaid reservations. Cost is $17. Call 301-530-0540. Visit www.strathmore.org.

Workshops for Women presented by the Montgomery County Commission for Women Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. Three sessions each for "Career Planning for the 21st Century" (from 10 a.m.-noon) and "Job Search that Works" (from 7-8:45 p.m.), begins March 5. Cost is $30; $45 for out-of-county. Call 240-777-8300. Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw.

<cal1>Thursday/March 6

<cal2> Beginning Birdwalk. Come see white-throated sparrows for adults from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Locust Grove Nature Center, located at Cabin John regional Park, 7777 Democracy Blvd. Call 301-299-1990.

Strathmore Music. Friday Morning Music Club at Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, at 11 a.m. Free concert. At 8 p.m., the Barry Dove Jazz Quartet performs "A Tribute to the Modern Jazz Quartet," featuring Dove's marimba mastery. Tickets are $24. Call 301-530-0540.

<cal1>Friday/March 7

<cal2>Myers-Briggs Testing sponsored by the Montgomery County Commission for Women, from 9 a.m.-noon. Registration required. Cost is $45; $67, out-of-county. The Counseling and Career Center is located at 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. Call 240-777-8300. Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw.

"Kids Storytime" at Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, at 11 a.m. Free. Call 301-986-1851.

<cal1>Saturday/March 8

<cal2>Piano Recital Yuliya Gorenman, a native of Russia, performs a program of works by Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms and Mendelssohn at F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22, $17 and $11 for adults; children ages 6-17 are free. Call 240-314-8690.

Discovery Creek Children's Museum at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., presents "Rock On!" from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Journey to the center of a volcano, build a mountain and find out how rocks are recycled. Scale the climb wall. Admission is $3 for members and seniors; $5 for non-members. Call 202-364-3111, or visit www.discoverycreek.org.

Free Piano Concert at the Washington Conservatory of Music, 5144 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda, at 8 p.m. Maribeth and Bradford Gowen perform a program that includes W.F. Bach, Schubert, Barber and Copland. Call 301-320-2770.

<cal1>Sunday/March 9

<cal2>Spiritual Discussion The Baha'i Faith in Potomac is sponsoring the talk, "Pieces of My Soul," by Barbara Talley, poet and author of collection of poetry of the same title. Border's Book and Music, 3rd Floor, White Flint Mall, 11301 Rockville Pike, at 2 p.m. Call 301-762-6977.

Music in the Mansion Family Series at Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, at 3 p.m. Towson University's Educational Opera "Sid the Serpent Who Wanted to Sing." Cookies and punch following the concert. Tickets are $24 for adults; $12 for children under 12. Call 301-530-0540.

Book Discussion Alice McDermott reads from her recent novel "Child of My Heart," at 2 p.m., at The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. Call 301-654-8664. Visit www.writer.org.

Discovery Creek Children's Museum at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., presents "Rock On!", from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is $3 for members and seniors; $5 for non-members. Call 202-364-3111, or visit www.discoverycreek.org.

<cal1>ONGOING

<cal2>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.

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.htm, or call 301-983-4471.

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.

Conversation Club at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive. Group practice in spoken English on timely and interesting topics taken from the news or daily life. Volunteer discussion leaders needed. Call Nancy Benner at 240-777-0690.

Capricorn Galleries, 10236 River Road in Potomac, presents a group show featuring the work of artists Karen Horn, Stephen Graber, Edward Gordon, Dale Kennington, Charles Showalter and Edouard Vuillard, through March. Call 301-765-5900.

Photography Exhibition by father and son duo John and Bill Crandall, Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, through March 31. Call 301-530-0540.

"Printmakers Only" Original etchings, lithographs, mezzotints and monoprints by gallery and invited artists, through March 12. Fraser Gallery, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. Call 301-718-9651.

"Eyes of a New York Woman: Recent Paintings and Drawings" Exhibit of Nora Carrol at Creative Partners Gallery, 4600 East West Highway, Bethesda, through March 1. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 12-6 p.m.; Saturday, 11-5 p.m. Call 301-951-9441.

Daily Tours of Clara Barton National Historic Site, 5801 Oxford Road, Glen Echo, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tours begin on the hour. Free. Call 301-492-6245.

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.

Beginners Bird Walks Stroll the grounds of the 40-acre Woodend Sanctuary of the Audubon Naturalist Society, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase. Look for resident and migrating birds. Guided walks take place every Saturday through February, from 8-9 a.m. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. Older children welcome. Free. Call 301-652-9188.

Birders The Montgomery County Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society sponsors bird field trips and holds monthly meetings where speakers present talks with slides of birds of the region or the world. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month at Potomac Presbyterian Church, 10301 River Road, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Visit http://www.mdkinc.com/mccbird/index.html.

Gems and Minerals The Gem, Lapidary and Mineral Society of Montgomery County meets regularly at the Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive, at 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month (except July and August). Visitors welcome. Free. Call 301-299-8213.

30+ Happy Hour hosted by the Young Professionals group from the Jewish Community Center for ages 30 and above at 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.

The Scottish Country Dance Society Of Washington invites beginners and experienced dancers to join the dance group. Instruction and social dances are offered throughout the year. Meetings are Mondays at 8 p.m in the NIH Fitness Center, Building 39 in Bethesda. Cost is $3 per session. Call Betty Lee Barnes at 202-966-3595 or Belinda Acre at 703-528-5628.

Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center, 11710 MacArthur Blvd. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., daily. Entrance fees to the park are $4 per car or $2 for hikers and bicyclists. Call 301-767-3714.

Dancing and Music In the Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Admission and times vary. 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.