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<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.

Cuddle Ups "Windy Weather" is a program for ages 12-24 months at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, at 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Register at 240-777-0690.

<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>Book Sale at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, from 9 a.m.-noon. Sponsored by the Friends of the Potomac Library. Most hardbacks are $1; paperbacks are 50 cents. Call 240-777-0690.

Conversation Club at Potomac Library on Glenolden Drive at 3 p.m. Practice English. To register, call 240-777-0690.

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.

Mobile Pet Adoption Unit The Humane Society will be at Three Dog Bakery, 4916 Elm St., Bethesda, from 1-4 p.m. Call Debbie Wood at 240-773-5966.

<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>Monday/March 10

<cal2>Rock Club Meeting The Gem, Lapidary and Mineral Society of Montgomery County will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive, Rockville. The program will be a presentation by Andy Herman called "Nature's Bounty." His topic will be stone carving. Visitors are welcome. Free. Call 301-299-8213.

<cal1>Tuesday/March 11

<cal2>Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program will help with questions about medicare at Potomac Seniors Center, 11315 Falls Road from 11 a.m.-noon. Call 301-299-1990.

That's Entertainment Donato Soranno will sing songs from Broadway and musical theatre at the Potomac Seniors Center, 11315 Falls Road from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Call 301-299-1990.

Tea and Piano at Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, featuring Carolyn Reitman, at 1 p.m. Tickets are $17 with pre-paid reservations. Call 301-530-0540. Visit www.strathmore.org.

<cal1>Wednesday/March 12

<cal2>Time for Twos at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, at 10:30 a.m. "Signs of Spring" is appropriate for ages 24-35 months. Each child must be with an adult. Register at 240-777-0690.

Daytimers Forum at Congregation Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Road, Potomac, at noon. Guest speaker is Marcia Greenberger, co-president of the National Women's Law Center. Her topic will be "Women's Rights: Two Steps Forward But How Many Back?" Free. Call 301-299-7087.

Storytime/Craft "Star Stories" Come enjoy stories from around the world about the origins of the constellations from 10-11 a.m., 1-2 p.m., or 3-4 p.m. at Locust Grove Nature Center, located at Cabin John regional Park, 7777 Democracy Blvd. Ages 3-5 with adults welcome. The fee is $2 per person. Call to register at 301-299-1990.

Parenting Workshop "Family Anger Issues," at Bethesda Youth Service, Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, from 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Call 301-229-1347.

<cal1>Thursday/March 13

<cal2>Nature Tots Storytime/Craft "Star Stories" will be held at Locust Grove Nature Center, located at Cabin John regional Park, 7777 Democracy Blvd., from 10-11 a.m., 1-2 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. Activities and crafts are designed for 3-5 year olds, but all ages are welcome to attend. The fee is $2 per child. Call to register at 301-299-1990.

Time for Twos at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, at 10:30 a.m. "Signs of Spring" is appropriate for ages 24-35 months. Each child must be with an adult. Register at 240-777-0690.

<cal1>Friday/March 14

<cal2>A Moonlight Hike on the C & O from 7:30-9:30 p.m. will take place at Locust Grove Nature Center, located at Cabin John regional Park, 7777 Democracy Blvd. Ages 8 to adult welcome. Meet at the parking lot across from Old Angler's Inn on MacArthur Blvd. Call to register at 301-299-1990.

Music in the Mansion at Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, featuring the Michael Rabinowitz Quartet, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $24. Call 301-530-0540. Visit www.strathmore.org.

Broadway Revue The Musical Theater Company presents its annual event featuring the Singular Sensations and Upbeat Unlimited through March 22 at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Rockville. Tickets are $15.50 for adults and $13.50 for children, students and seniors. Call the box office at 240-314-8690.

Bethesda Art Walk Downtown Bethesda offers an evening of gallery open houses once a month, from 6-10 p.m. Visit www.bethesda.org for a list of participating galleries and locations.

<cal1>Saturday/March 15

<cal2>Conversation Club at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, at 3 p.m. Practice English. Register at 240-777-0690.

High School Art Exhibit. Juniors and seniors from public and private high schools in Montgomery County will exhibit their work at Yellow Barn Gallery at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Saturday and Sunday, March 15-16. An awards reception will be held March 16, from 7-8 p.m. Call 301-371-5593.

"Enjoy Nature Through Art" from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Locust Grove Nature Center, located at Cabin John regional Park, 7777 Democracy Blvd. Admission is $12 per person. Call to register at 301-299-1990.

Special Children's Teddy Bear Tea at Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, at 1 p.m. Tickets are $22 with pre-paid reservations. Call 301-530-0540. Visit www.strathmore.org.

Coral Cantigas is a Latin American chorus based in Rockville. The group will perform an evening of romantic music and poetry at 7:30 p.m. at Bethesda United Methodist Church, 8300 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Tickets are $15; $12 for seniors and students. At the door, tickets cost $15-$18. Call 301-424-8296. Visit www.cantigas.org.

Free Classical Concert Washington Conservatory of Music, 5144 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda, presents Alexander Paley performing Beethoven, Liszt and Chopin, at 8 p.m. Call 301-320-2770.

Science Saturday at the Stable at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., from noon-3 p.m. Discovery Creek program features experiments with rocks, gems and minerals. Admission is $3 for members; $5 for non-members. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 202-337-5111.

<cal1>Sunday/March 16

<cal2>Cinema Bethesda presents "Maryam," a look at prejudice during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, at 10 a.m. at Landmark Bethesda Row Theatre, 7235 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. Discussion follows. Call 301-365-3679.

Purim Festival and Children's Book Fair at Jewish Community Center, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville. Festival from 1-3:30 p.m.; book fair, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public. Book Fair continues through March 20. Call 301-881-0100.

Discovery Creek Children's Museum at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., presents "Rock On!" from 11 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.

Author Reading at The Writer's Center, 4805 Walsh St., Bethesda, at 2 p.m. Suzannah Lessard is the author of "Architect of Desire: Beauty and Danger in the Stanford White Family." Call 301-654-8664. Visit www.writer.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.

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.

"Cinderella Eats Rice and Beans" is a salsa-style (musical) version of the classic children's tale presented at Imagination Stage at White Flint, through March 23. Performances are on Saturdays and Sundays at 12:30 and 3 p.m. Tickets are $7.50 or $6.50 for groups of 10 or more. Call 301-881-5106. Visit www.imaginationstage.org.

"Pinocchio" at 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. For children K-Grade 6. Runs for 50 minutes. Tickets are $6, with group rates available. On Sunday, March 16, the 1 p.m. performance will be American Sign Language interpreted. Call 301-320-6668, for reservations. Visit www.thepuppetco.org.

"The Pavilion" The Round House Theatre in downtown Bethesda presents this play about a high school reunion, through March 2. Performance times are Sunday and Tuesday, at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday-Saturday, at 8 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Tickets are $27-$36 with discounts available. Call 240-644-1100. Visit www.roundhousetheatre.org.

"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.