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<lst>To have community events listed free in The Potomac Almanac, send mail to 10220 River Road, Suite 303, Potomac, MD 20854, e-mail to almanac@connectionnewspapers.com, or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Thursday at noon for the following week’s paper. Photos and artwork encouraged. Unless otherwise noted, all events are in Potomac. If you have any questions, call Marguerite Rogers at 703-917-6407.

<cal1>Thursday/April 7

<cal2>Friday Morning Music Club at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 11 a.m. Free. Call 301-581-5108 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Speciality Tea: Girls Night Out at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 5 p.m. Reservation is required. Cost: $22. Call 301-581-5108 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Montgomery County Chronic Pain Support Group at the Twinbrook Library, 202 Meadow Hall Drive, Rockville. 1:30-3 p.m. Led by a clinical social worker. Bring pillows, mats, ice or hot packs. Call 301-309-2444 or visit www.pain-connection.org.

$3 per Bag Sale at the Montgomery County Thrift Shop, 7125-27 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Call 301-926-1972.

"Chalk Out the Smoke" Party for Montgomery County High School Students at Orange Ball Billiards, 430 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, from 6:30-10 p.m. $3 or $2 and a canned food donation. Students must live in the county or attend a county high school; a high school ID card is required. For registration or special assistance, call 240-777-6961.

<cal1>Friday/April 8

<cal2>Artist Reception at Creative Partners Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy., for the exhibit "Large Watercolors" with the art of Valerie Watson. 6-9 p.m. Call 301-951-9441 or visit www.creativepartnersart.com.

Field Hockey Clinic at Winston Churchill High School, 11300 Gainsborough Road, from 10 a.m.-noon. For girls in grades 4-8 to learn to play. $20 per player. Sticks will be provided; players must wear mouthguards and shin guards.

RSVP required; e-mail CHSfieldhockey@hotmail.com.; include name, age, email, and telephone number. Call Lisa Kenigsberg at 301-838-0461.

Jazz Concert: Peter Cincotti at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 8 p.m. $27.50-65. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

<cal1>Saturday/April 9

<cal2>Geology Hike at Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center, 11710 MacArthur Blvd. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Explore the Great Falls and Mather Gorge landscape with geologist Dr. E-an Zen. Go 1-2 miles up and down a very rocky landscape. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather, and carry water. Limited space; reservation required. Call the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center at 301-767-3714 by 4 p.m. on Friday, April 8. Not handicapped-accessible.

Spring Wildflower Walk. 2-3:30 p.m. at Lockhouse, Lock 8. Naturalist Marijke Gate, Potomac Conservancy volunteer, will lead a walk along the C&O Canal towpath beginning at Lock 8 to identify early spring wildflowers. The Lockhouse at Lock 8 is accessible from the Lock 8 parking lot along the inbound lane of the Clara Barton Parkway. Contact Jenn Schill at schill@potomac.org.

Step into Spring Five-mile Fun Walk with the Montgomery Recreation Department. At the South Germantown Recreational Park, 18014 Central Park, Boyds. A walk on the new heart smart trails that are wheelchair accessible and family friendly. Also featuring live entertainment and health screenings, as well as other health awareness activities and information. $10 for adults, $5 for children, $35 maximum entry fee for families. Check-in and registration start 10 a.m. Entertainment and activities start 2 p.m. To register, call 240-777-6821.

Tot Shabbat Morning Service at Congregation B'nai Tzedek, 10621 South Glen Road, from 11-11:45 a.m., led by Carol Boyd Leon. Interactive service wtih music and singing of for preschool children, ages 2-5 yrs. old. Visit http://www.bnaitzedek.org.

Art Auction: “Art & Soul: Artists and Art Lovers Supporting Children and Families” at the BAPA’s Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda. 7:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit NCCF’s programs for vulnerable families. Call 301-365-4480 or e-mail awhite@nccf-cares.org.

Workshop: Body Mapping at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Presented by the Levine School of Music. Registration is required. Call 301-897-5100.

Children’s Talk and Tour at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 10:15 a.m. Free. Reservation is required. Call 301-581-5108 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Concert: Yuri Temirkanov and Elisso Virsaladze at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 8 p.m. Cost: $21-78. Call 301-581-5108 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Broadway Idol Talent Competition held by the Musical Theater Center (MTC) at the Randolph Road Theatre (Old Round House Theatre), 4010 Randolph Road in Silver Spring. Performers can compete to win prizes to help further their career. Casting agents and theater professionals are invited. Winners in each category will receive an Omega Studios Recording Session and CD, Professional Headshots, Audition Preparation Consulting, as well as many other prizes. $12.50 in advance and $15 at the door. Call 301-251-5766 or visit the MTC Web site at www.musicaltheatercenter.org.

<cal1>Sunday/April 10

<cal2>Kenneth Slowik and James Weaver Concert at the Mansion of Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike in North Bethesda. All-Schumann program. 3 p.m. $26 for general admission, $23 for seniors and $15 for students. For tickets, call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

"Gloomy Sunday," hosted by Cinema Art Bethesda. Doors to the Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Avenue, will open at 9:30 a.m. and the film will begin promptly at 10 a.m. The show is the story of a 1933 Hungarian tune that, as legend has it, lulled hundreds to suicide. A discussion led by a film expert will follow. $14 at the door. Visit CinemaArtBethesda.org.

Sweet Land of Liberty Fair hosted by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville from 1-4 p.m. Afternoon of commemoration, celebration, and learning about the 350 years of Jewish life in America. Free; open to the public, with nominal fees for some activities. Call Tracey Dorfmann at 301-348-3845.

Discussion: “Raise Your Standard of Giving: Practical Tzedakah Guidelines Drawn for Jewish Tradition” with Rabbi Yitzchok at the Beth Sholom Congregation, 11825 Seven Locks Road. 8 p.m. E-mail questions@just-tzedakah.org. Call 301-279-7010.

Concert: The Boys Choir of Harlem at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 3 p.m. Cost: $30-52.50. Call 301-581-5108 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Gerald M. Woofter Memorial Concert at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 3 p.m. Cost: $26 for adults, $23 for seniors and $15 for students. Call 301-581-5108 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Art After Hours: The Kennedys at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10. Call 301-581-5108 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Sunday Dancing at Glen Echo Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. The LaSalle Dance Orchestra will perform a blend of early swing, watlz, tango, foxtrot and Latin. Lesson at 3 p.m.; with dancing from 3:30-6 p.m. $8 per person. Call 703-425-7926 or 301-299-8728.

Opening Reception. The G Street Doll Club of Rockville, Maryland, will be exhibiting handmade, all-cloth dolls at the Friendship Heights Community Center, 4433 South Park Avenue, Chevy Chase through April 29. The opening reception for the show is on April 10 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

<cal1>Monday/April 11

<cal2>Dinner Meeting for single Jewish women between ages 35-55, sponsored by the Galil group of the Greater Washington Area Chapter of Hadassah. 7 p.m. at Bertucci’s Restaurant, at the White Flint Mall at 11301 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Reservations are required; e-mail to galilhadassah@comcast.net. Visit www.Hadassah.org.

<cal1>Tuesday/April 12

<cal2>Interfaith Couples Program, led by Rabbi Weinblatt, at the Congregation B’nai Tzedek, 10621 S. Glen Road, Potomac. 8:30 p.m. Light refreshments are served. Free and open to the public. Reservations required. Call 301-299-0225, ext. 301 or e-mail lauriemackey@mindspring.com.

<cal1>Wednesday/April 13

<cal2>Pete and Maura Kennedy: Art After Hours Concert at the Mansion of Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike in North Bethesda. 7:30 p.m. Acoustic pop. $10. For tickets, call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Jazz Pianist John Eaton will perform at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville at 8 p.m. with bassist Tommy Cecil and vibraphonist Chuck Redd. From $10 for students up to $36. Call the JCC Box Office at 301-348-3872.

Archaeology Lecture. Dr. R. Lindley Vann of the University of Maryland will be at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville at 8 p.m. to present a slide-illustrated lecture titled “Defensive Fortifications of Ancient Cities.” This lecture will focus on the period from about 400 BCE-400 CE and will illustrate defensive fortification sites in Asia Minor. Free; open to the public. Call Lynn Gittleson at 301-348-3840.

Dahliagram-Tuber Sale at the Maryland Public Library in Bethesda, 7400 Arlington Road. Call 703-435-1882.

Open House at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG)

will hold for prospective undergraduate and graduate students. From 4-6 p.m. in the Multi-Function Room, Educational Building II, 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville. Call 301-738-6023 or 301-738-6000 or visit www.shadygrove.umd.edu.

<cal1>Thursday/April 14

<cal2>Charity Auction and Brunch with the Potomac Area Newcomers Club (PANC) at a member’s house. Proceeds from the auction will go to Stepping Stones Shelter. $12. For reservations and directions, call 301-365-2927.

Concert: Community Sing! With Ysaye Marie Barnwell at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Room 402. 7-9 p.m. Free. Call 301-581-5108 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Concert: Yuri Temirkanov and Stefan Jackiw at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 8 p.m. Cost: $21-78. Call 301-581-5108 or visit www.strathmore.org.

<cal1>Friday/April 15

<cal2>Performance: Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood from the TV show “Whose Line is it Anyway? at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 8 p.m. Cost: $30-52.50. Call 301-581-5108 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Used Book Sale at the Stone Ridge School, 9101 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Books, records, tapes and CDs. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Free. Call 301-657-4322 or visit www.stoneridge.org.

<cal1>Saturday/April 16

<cal2>Dance: Peter Davis and Lindy Hop Heaven and Instructor Showcase Special at the Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $12. Call 301-340-9732, e-mail wsdcswings@yahoo.com or visit www.wsdc.org.

Spring Concert: Goombay, a Caribbean experience, at the Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive. Sponsored by The Friends of the Potomac Library. 2 p.m. Adults and children. Free. Call 240-777-0690.

Piano Recital Series. 8 p.m. at F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. Pianist Brian Ganz offers an all Chopin program including Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, six etudes, two nocturnes and a selection of waltzes. Ticket prices are $23, $17, $11. Kids 7-17 are free. Call 240-314-8690.

Special Meeting and Discussion with the United Lodge of Theosophists at the Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road. 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. Topic: The Wisdom of the Ages as passed on by H.P. Blavatsky in The Secret Doctrine. Free. Call 301-656-3566 or visit www.ultdc.org.

Used Book Sale at the Stone Ridge School, 9101 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Books, records, tapes and CDs. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Free. Call 301-657-4322 or visit www.stoneridge.org.

Workshop: Manage the Business Aspects of Writing: Legal Issues at the Bethesda/Chevy Chase Regional Service Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda. 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. With Elaine English, managing partner of Graybill & English, LLC and Bill Gruen, certified financial planner and partner in the CPA firm Gruen and Wichansky. Presented by the Washington Romance Writers. Call 410-486-6178 or visit www.wrwdc.com.

Concert: Pianist Olga Kern will be featured in this Polinger Artists of Excellence concert at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville. 8:30 p.m. Limited seats are available starting at $30; call 301-348-3872.

"Spring Fling" Singles Dance sponsored by CAC of Washington, an organization of single Catholics in the Washington area, at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel, 8400 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Ages 21 and up. No jeans or sneakers. Call George at 703-768-4243 or visit www.DCsingleCatholicPro.org.

<cal1>Sunday/April 17

<cal2>'Diabetes University' hosted by Montgomery College, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Theatre Arts Arena at the College’s Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville. For people with diabetes, their families, caregivers, and educators. Free; registration required; visit www.diabetesaction.org or call Pat DeVoe at 202-333-4520.

“Improvography” with Savion Glover, featuring Cartier Anthony Williams, at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. $20-45. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Tap Dance: Savion Glover: Improvography at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Two shows: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Cost: $20-45. Call 301-581-5108 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Waltz for Everyone in the Spanish Ballroom at the Glen Echo National Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Introductory workshop at 3-3:30 p.m. and waltzing 3:30-6 p.m. Band: Blue Bamboo. All are welcome. $7. Call 703-978-0375 or 301-634-2222.

Used Book Sale at the Stone Ridge School, 9101 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Books, records, tapes and CDs. Half price. 12-6 p.m. Free. Call 301-657-4322 or visit www.stoneridge.org.

Mozart's Coronation Mass performed by the Chancel Choir of Faith United Methodist Church, 6810 Montrose Road, Rockville, at the 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. services. Call 301-881-1881 or visit http://www.faithworkshere.com/info/2005/mus50417.pdf.

Concert: Pianist Olga Kern will be featured in this Polinger Artists of Excellence concert at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville. 7:30 p.m. Limited seats are available starting at $30; call 301-348-3872.

<cal1>Monday/April 18

<cal2>The MOMS Club of Potomac offers activities and support for stay-at-home moms and their children. New calendars and newsletters are given out the third Monday of every month. The group meets at 10:30 a.m., at the Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road. For more information call Gloria at 301-765-7635.

Used Book Sale at the Stone Ridge School, 9101 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Books, records, tapes and CDs. $10 per bag. 5-8 p.m. Free. Call 301-657-4322 or visit www.stoneridge.org.