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<cal1>WEDNESDAY/JUNE 23

<cal2>Washington Area Music Time Line Concert Series Performance. 7:30 p.m., at Strathmore Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Featuring Phil Mathieu and Dave Chappell playing the music of Washington Area Music Association Hall of Fame blues guitarist Roy Buchanan. Free. For more information, call 301-530-0540 or visit www.strathmore.org.

The Clara Barton Seniors Program at Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John, features coffee and current events discussion, 10-11:15 a.m.; Senior Shape, 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m.; and a program of international music performed by Donato Sorrano, 1-2 p.m. For information, call Joan Dorf, 301-229-0010.

"Multicultural Tales from around the World," presented by Noa Baum, storyteller. 2 p.m., at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac, 240-777-0690, 301-765-4083 TTY. Call to register. One hour.

Frank Sharry and Mark Krikorian present "Immigration Policy" as part of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington's "Policy Watch" summer symposium series. 10 a.m.-noon, in the Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy's Sylvia Ely Auditorium, located at 13300 Arctic Avenue in Rockville. Events are followed by light refreshments and discussion. The fee per series is $30 for members and $40 for the general public. The fee to register for both series is $55 for members and $75 for the general public. The fee for individual lectures is $12. Call Kandy Hutman at 301-230-3747.

Join others interested in meditation and manifestation, creative consciousness or creating by thought. Share ideas or stories; experience a guided meditation. 7:30 p.m. , Potomac Community Center, Arts and Crafts Room, 11315 Falls Road. Call 301-424-8851; e-mail think2win@comcast.net. Attendance limited.

<cal1>THURSDAY/JUNE 24

<cal2>Backyard Theater featuring Trout Fishing in America. 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., at Strathmore Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Recommended for children 3-9. Tickets are $6. Two-for-one coupons are available at all Montgomery County branches of sponsor Provident Bank. For more information, call 301-530-0540 or visit www.strathmore.org.

"Parade," a musical about the trial and lynching of Leo Frank, is performed, June 24-27, at the Georgetown Preparatory School Auditorium, 10900 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets, call 240-305-8699.

Swing Dance. D.J. Mike Marcotte spins for dancers every Thursday night, 9-11 p.m., in the ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $5 or free to students in the classes that night. Contact donna@dancedc.com or call 703-978-0375.

The Dale Schallhorn Toastmasters Club meets 7:30-9:30 p.m. The meeting takes place at GEICO, 5260 Western Ave. in Chevy Chase. Contact Rose Burrell at RoseBurrell@Yahoo.com or at 301-947-2645.

<cal1>Friday/June 25

<cal2>The Dixie Power Trio performs New Orleans-style music as a part of the Bethesda Lunchtime Concerts, 12-2 p.m., at the Bethesda Place Plaza, located at the intersection of Old Georgetown Road and Woodmont Avenue. For more information, call 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

"Parade," a musical about the trial and lynching of Leo Frank, is performed, June 24-27, at the Georgetown Preparatory School Auditorium, 10900 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets, call 240-305-8699.

"Anything Goes," presented by the Musical Theater Center, features performers in grades 3-9, at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Drive Rockville. Tickets are $15.50 for adults, and $13.50 for children, students and seniors. Call the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre Box Office at 240-314-8690.

Folk Dance. Traditional American dancing. Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dance to callers George Marshall and Tim Van Egmond and the band Swallowtail, 8:30-11:30 p.m. $7. In the ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Contact fnd@folkdancer.com or visit www.fnd.folkdancer.com.

Salsa lesson, 8-9 p.m. Dance to live music 9 p.m. – midnight. $10 in the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Contact searchernet@erols.com or visit www.oohsalsa.com.

"Anything Goes," by Cole Porter, is performed by the Musical Theater Center, featuring performers in grades 3-9. Performance dates are June 25-27, at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Rockville. Tickets are $15.50 for adults and $13.50 for children, students and seniors. For tickets, call 240-314-8690. Visit the MTC Web site at www.musicaltheatercenter.org.

<cal1>Saturday/June 26

<cal2>"Parade," a musical about the trial and lynching of Leo Frank, is performed, June 24-27, at the Georgetown Preparatory School Auditorium, 10900 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets, call 240-305-8699.

"Anything Goes," presented by the Musical Theater Center, features performers in grades 3-9, at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Drive Rockville. Tickets are $15.50 for adults, and $13.50 for children, students and seniors. Call the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre Box Office at 240-314-8690.

Beginning swing lesson, 8-9 p.m., followed by dancing to the Tom Cunningham Orchestra, 9 p.m.-midnight. $12. In the ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Contact robin@tomcunningham.com or visit www.tomcunningham.com.

English Language Conversation Club. 3 p.m., at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac, 240-777-0690, 301-765-4083 TTY. Practice and improve English with the help of volunteers leading discussions. Two hours.

The ASCE Toastmaster Club meets at 9:20 a.m. at Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd. Become a better public speaker. Newcomers welcome. Call 301-299-2826 for more information.

"Anything Goes," by Cole Porter, is performed by the Musical Theater Center, featuring performers in grades 3-9. Performance dates are June 25-27, at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Rockville. Tickets are $15.50 for adults and $13.50 for children, students and seniors. For tickets, call 240-314-8690. Visit the MTC Web site at www.musicaltheatercenter.org.

<cal1>Sunday/June 27

<cal2>"Parade," a musical about the trial and lynching of Leo Frank, is performed, June 24-27, at the Georgetown Preparatory School Auditorium, 10900 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets, call 240-305-8699.

"Leave No Trace" on Billy Goat Trail, Section A. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Join a hike along the Billy Goat Trail A for an introduction to Leave No Trace (LNT). The LNT hike concludes midway along section A. Hikers can then choose to return to their cars or to finish the trail. The Billy Goat Trail is a strenuous hike; some restrictions apply. Call the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center by 4 p.m. on the day before the program to register. 301-714-3714.

"Anything Goes," presented by the Musical Theater Center, featuring performers in grades 3-9, at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Drive Rockville. Tickets are $15.50 for adults, and $13.50 for children, students and seniors. Call the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre Box Office at 240-314-8690.

Dance Potpourri. Beginning waltz lesson, 3-3:30 p.m., followed by social dancing with waltz, polka, hambo, tango and more to live music. $7. In the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call 301-320-8255 for more information or visit www.dancingplanetproductions.com/special.htm.

Folk Dance. Traditional American dancing including contra dances, square dances, country mixers and an occasional waltz. Dance to live music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. $9. In the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Contact 301-926-9142 or visit www.fsgw.org.

Swing Dance. Beginning swing lesson, 7 – 8 p.m., followed by dancing to the band Lush Life, 8-11 p.m. Special performance by Shout ‘n Feet It dancers. $12. In the Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Contact ellen@flyingfeet.org or call 301-299-8728.

Separated and Divorced Catholics (SDC) of the Archdiocese of Washington meets in Rockville at 7:30 p.m., at Saint Elizabeth's Church, 917 Montrose Road, Rockville. For information, call Judy at 301-767-6946.

"Anything Goes," by Cole Porter, is performed by the Musical Theater Center, featuring performers in grades 3-9. Performance dates are June 25-27, at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Rockville. Tickets are $15.50 for adults and $13.50 for children, students and seniors. For tickets, call 240-314-8690. Visit the MTC Web site at www.musicaltheatercenter.org.

The Mobile Adoption Unit of the Montgomery County Humane Shelter visits the Shelter, 1-4:30 p.m. The shelter is located at 14645 Rothgeb Drive, Rockville.

<cal1>Monday/June 28

<cal2>Martin Goldsmith, author of "The Inextinguishable Symphony," speaks as part of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington's "A Jewish Writer's View" summer symposium series. 10 a.m.-noon, in the Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy's Sylvia Ely Auditorium, located at 13300 Arctic Avenue in Rockville. Events are followed by light refreshments and discussion. The fee per series is $30 for members and $40 for the general public. The fee to register for both series is $55 for members and $75 for the general public. The fee for individual lectures is $12. Call Kandy Hutman at 301-230-3747.

<cal1>Tuesday/June 29

<cal2>Raising Responsible Children. This parenting workshop addresses getting children's cooperation with chores, instituting a plan for allowance, and setting morning and evening routines and responsibilities. Free. 7-9 p.m., at Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda.

Flumpa and Friends performs at 7 p.m., at Cabin John Regional Park. Free. Call 240-777-6821 or visit montgomerycountymd.gov/rec.

<cal1>WEDNESDAY/JUNE 30

<cal2>Washington Area Music Timeline Concert Series Performance. 7:30 p.m., at Strathmore Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Featuring the Choral Arts Society and the Singers of All Seasons at a "Mass: Themes and Variations" concert celebrating the 1971 opening of the Kennedy Center. Free. For more information, call 301-530-0540 or visit www.strathmore.org.

The Clara Barton Seniors Program at Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John, features current events and conversation, 10-11:15 a.m.; Senior Shape, 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m.; and a discussion with a representative from Montgomery County Hospice, 1-2 p.m. For information, call Joan Dorf, 301-229-0010.

"Science to Amaze and Intrigue," presented by the Maryland Science Center. 7:30 p.m., at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac, 240-777-0690, 301-765-4083 TTY. Call to register.

Scott Segal, Greg Wetstone and James Connaughton present "Is the Bush Administration Rolling Back Environmental Regulation?" as part of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington's "Policy Watch" summer symposium series. 10 a.m.-noon, in the Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy's Sylvia Ely Auditorium, located at 13300 Arctic Avenue in Rockville. Events are followed by light refreshments and discussion. The fee per series is $30 for members and $40 for the general public. The fee to register for both series is $55 for members and $75 for the general public. The fee for individual lectures is $12. Call Kandy Hutman at 301-230-3747.

<cal1>THURSDAY/JULY 1

<cal2>Backyard Theater featuring Lilo Gonzalez and Friends. 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., at Strathmore Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Lilo Gonzalez has won awards from the Billboard Song Contest and the Wammies and received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities for his songs, which reflect the diversity of music in Central and South America and the Caribbean. Tickets are $6. Two-for-one coupons are available at all Montgomery County branches of sponsor Provident Bank. For more information, call 301-530-0540 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Summer Serenades. 7:30 p.m., at Strathmore Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Outdoor concert honoring music from the World War II era as performed by members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Sponsored by WGMS Classical 103.5 FM. The concert is part of "America Celebrates the Greatest Generation," a 100-day tribute to World War II culture and heritage. Free. For more information, call 301-530-0540 or visit www.strathmore.org.

<cal1>Friday/July 2

<cal2>Englishman performs jazz music as a part of the Bethesda Lunchtime Concerts, 12-2 p.m., at the Bethesda Place Plaza, located at the intersection of Old Georgetown Road and Woodmont Avenue. For more information, call 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

Strong Interest Inventory. Complete a test that profiles vocational interests and characteristics to make better career direction decisions. The second session, an interpretation of the test, is July 23. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at the Montgomery County Commission for Women Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. Call 240-777-8300. Registration required. Fee $45; $67 for out-of-county participants.

Moonlight Kayak Paddle Trip. 7-11 p.m., at Pennyfield Lock, C&O Canal National Historical Park, Potomac. Learn to paddle a flatwater kayak while listening for owls, bull frogs and other sounds of the night. Fully outfitted by Potomac Paddlesports. Trip size limited to 25. Mention Trip Code "TPC" and a portion of the trip fee is donated to the Potomac Conservancy. To R.S.V.P., call Sunny Pitcher, 301-831-8270, or visit www.potomacpaddlesports.com. $98 includes equipment.

<cal1>SATURDAY/JULY 3

<cal2>"Geology and Our Changing Landscape." 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Join geologist E-an Zen to explore the landscape of Great Falls and Mather Gorge. Be prepared to scramble for one or two miles up and down a rocky landscape. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather and carry water. This excursion is limited to 25 people. Call the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center by 4 p.m. on the day before the program to register. Not handicapped accessible. 301-714-3714.

Moonlight Kayak Paddle Trip. 7-11 p.m., at Pennyfield Lock, C&O Canal National Historical Park, Potomac. Learn to paddle a flatwater kayak while listening for owls, bull frogs and other sounds of the night. Fully outfitted by Potomac Paddlesports. Trip size limited to 25. Mention Trip Code "TPC" and a portion of the trip fee is donated to the Potomac Conservancy. To R.S.V.P., call Sunny Pitcher, 301-831-8270, or visit www.potomacpaddlesports.com. $98 includes equipment.

"Discover the Potomac" Paddle Trip. 8:45 a.m. - 1 p.m., at Pennyfield Lock, C&O Canal National Historical Park, Potomac. Enjoy a four-hour guided trip of a serene and scenic section of the Potomac River. The trip is fully outfitted by Potomac Paddlesports. Trip size limited to 25. Mention Trip Code "TPC" and a portion of the trip fee is donated to the Potomac Conservancy. To R.S.V.P., call Sunny Pitcher, 301-831-8270, or visit www.potomacpaddlesports.com. $98 includes equipment.