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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 Miguel Koropecky at 703-917-6407.

<cal1>Wednesday/April 27

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

Political columnist and author Jack Germond, will share his observations about “How the Press Covers the Presidency” at 7 p.m., at Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus. Free and open to the public, the event will be held in the Recital Hall, located in the Music Building, 51 Mannakee Street. Call 301-251-7281 or visit www.montgomerycollege.edu.

Special Forum: “How the Press Covers the Presidency” with columnist and author Jack Germond in the Recital Hall in the Music Building at the Rockville Campus of Montgomery College, 51 Mannekee St., Rockville. 7 p.m. Free. Call 301-251-7281.

<cal1>Thursday/April 28

<cal2>Concert: Doo Wop! 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.

Identity Theft Seminar at the Potomac Financial Center, 9812 Falls Road, Potomac. 12-1 p.m. The seminar will feature guests from the Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office and the Police Department. Space is limited; RSVP to Aisha Lawrence, 301-365-6151, aisha.lawrence@citigroup.com.

Swing Dance the night away to live bands at the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park from 9- 11:30 p.m. Beginner lessons will be offered from 8:15- 9 p.m. and included in the $12 admission. Glen Echo National Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call 301-634-2222 or visit www.dancedc.com.

“45 Seconds From Broadway” by Neil Simon in the auditorium of the Walt Whitman High School, 7100 Whittier Blvd. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $8 for students and $10 for adults. Call 301-320-6569.

“Navigating Uncertainties,” a discussion featuring scientists, a philosopher, a theologian, and educators will examine the topic from a variety of perspectives. The colloquium will take place at 7 p.m at Montgomery College in Room 122 of the College’s Health Sciences Center, 7977 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring. Free and open to the public. Call 301-650-1463 or visit www.montgomerycollege.edu.

<cal1>Friday/April 29

<cal2>Spring Dance Concert. A concert by the Montgomery College Rockville Dance Company will be performed at 8 p.m. at Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. The show features original dance works by Montgomery College students and faculty, as well as Washington, D.C.-area choreographers. Tickets are $8 for students and seniors and $10 for others. Preview tickets are two for the price of one. Call 301-279-5301, or visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/PAC.

“45 Seconds From Broadway” by Neil Simon in the auditorium of the Walt Whitman High School, 7100 Whittier Blvd. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $8 for students and $10 for adults. Call 301-320-6569.

The 52nd Annual Landon Azalea Garden Festival will take place at the Landon School campus, 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda. Landon’s historic Perkins Garden will serve as the centerpiece with its azaleas and array of plantings. Activities include: The Shoppes at Landon will feature clothing, gourmet foods, jewelry, house and garden items, sports equipment and more for shoppers of all ages. Landon FunLand will offer activities for all ages with games, prizes, crafts and rides. Call 301-320-1061 or visit www.landon.net. Proceeds benefit the Landon Scholarship Fund.

<cal1>Saturday/April 30

<cal2>Spring Dance Concert. A concert by the Montgomery College Rockville Dance Company will be performed at 8 p.m. at Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. The show features original dance works by Montgomery College students and faculty, as well as Washington, D.C.-area choreographers. Tickets are $8 for students and seniors and $10 for others. Preview tickets are two for the price of one. Call 301-279-5301, or visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/PAC.

Family Day at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., will highlight the full range of activities offered at the Park. Call 301-634-2222.

Spring Lamplight Open House and Dramatic Presentation at Clara Barton National Historic Site, 5801 Oxford Road, Glen Echo. Open house from 7-9 p.m.; dramatic presentation at 7:30 p.m. Free; open to all ages. Call 301-492-6245 or visit www.nps.gov/clba.

“45 Seconds From Broadway” by Neil Simon in the auditorium of the Walt Whitman High School, 7100 Whittier Blvd. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $8 for students and $10 for adults. Call 301-320-6569.

Spring Lamplight Open House and Dramatic Presentation at the Clara Barton National Historic Site, 5801 Oxford Road, Glen Echo. 7-9 p.m. Dramatic presentation with actress Carrie Bauer at 7:30 p.m. Free. Call 301-492-6245 or visit www.nps.gov.clba.

The 52nd Annual Landon Azalea Garden Festival will take place at the Landon School campus, 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda. Landon’s historic Perkins Garden will serve as the centerpiece with its azaleas and array of plantings. Activities include: The Shoppes at Landon will feature clothing, gourmet foods, jewelry, house and garden items, sports equipment and more for shoppers of all ages. Landon FunLand will offer activities for all ages with games, prizes, crafts and rides. The Landon Azalea Garden Festival Antiques Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m, $8 admission at the door of the Barton Alumni Sports Center. The Landon Symphonette will perform, "Azalea Goes Pops" in the Mondzac Performing Arts Center. Call ahead to reserve tickets or plan to buy them at the door. Tickets: $7, $15, $18. The Classic Car Show will bring an array of vintage automobiles. Call 301-320-1061 or visit www.landon.net. Proceeds benefit the Landon Scholarship Fund.

“Evening with Strauss” in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Waltz lesson 8-9 p.m., waltz to midnight. Cost: $15. Call 301-634-2222 or visit www.glenechopark.org.

The Musical Theater Center will perform "Schoolhouse Rock Live!" at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Randolph Road Theater, 4010 Randolph Road in Silver Spring. Tickets prices are $16 for Adults and $13 for children/students/senior citizens. Call 301-251-5766 or visit www.musicaltheatercenter.org .

Book Discussion: “Wildflowers of Sugarloaf Mountain” by Melanie Choukas-Bradley and Tina Thieme Brown at the Teale Learning Center, Audubon Naturalist Society Headquarters, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase. 10 a.m. Presented by the Washington Area Butterfly Club. Free. Call 703-354-9668 or 301-652-9188 or visit www.users.sitestar.net/butterfly.

<cal1>Sunday/May 1

<cal2>The Rockville Singers of the Rockville Community Chorus perform at 2 p.m., at Glenview Mansion, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville, in the conservatory on the first floor. Free, no tickets required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Rockville Arts Hotline, 240-314-5006.

May Day Ballroom Dance. Flying Feet Enterprises presents the romance of 1920s and 1930s with LaSalle Dance Orchestra. Beginning lesson 3-3:30 p.m., followed by dancing from 3:30-6 p.m. $8, in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call 301-299-8728 or visit www.flyingfeet.org.

Dance with La Salle Dance Orchestra in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Free dance lesson at 3 p.m., dancing 3:30-6 p.m. Early swing, waltz, tango, foxtrot and Latin. Cost: $8. Call 703-425-7926 or 301-299-8728.

Contra & Square Dance. The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American dancing including contra dances, square dances, country mixers and waltzes.

Dance to live music played by Swallowtail. Lesson at 7 p.m. followed by dancing from 7:30-10:30 p.m. $10/$8 FSGW members, in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call 301-926-9142 or visit www.fsgw.org.

Spring Dance Concert. A concert by the Montgomery College Rockville Dance Company will be performed at 2 p.m. at Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. The show features original dance works by Montgomery College students and faculty, as well as Washington, D.C.-area choreographers. Tickets are $8 for students and seniors and $10 for others. Preview tickets are two for the price of one. Call 301-279-5301, or visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/PAC.

"The Glory of Grainger" presented by The U.S. Marine Band and the Choral Arts Society of Washington at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, at 2 p.m. Free; tickets required. Call 202-433-4011.

Mayfair at the Bannockburn Elementary School, 6520 Dalroy Lane, Bethesda. 12-4 p.m. The event includes games, music, food, an obstacle course, a used book sale and more. Admission is free; games and food will be charged. Call 301-320-7717 or e-mail annelebeau@hotmail.com.

Bel Cantanti Opera presents Gioacchino Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia; a comic opera performed in Italian with English supertitles at the Christ Lutheran Church, located at 8011 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Tickets are $20, call 301-438-8682 or visit www.belcantanti.com

The 52nd Annual Landon Azalea Garden Festival will take place at the Landon School campus, 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda. Landon’s historic Perkins Garden will serve as the centerpiece with its azaleas and array of plantings. Activities include: The Shoppes at Landon will feature clothing, gourmet foods, jewelry, house and garden items, sports equipment and more for shoppers of all ages. Landon FunLand will offer activities for all ages with games, prizes, crafts and rides. The Landon Azalea Garden Festival Antiques Show, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $8 admission at the door of the Barton Alumni Sports Center. Mark’s Azalea 5K Run, In memory of Mark Ferris (Landon Class of ‘94) and thousands who have suffered from juvenile diabetes. Open to the public, begins at 8am and will cover Landon’s campus and neighborhoods. Visit www.marksrun.org. Call 301-320-1061 or visit www.landon.net for general information. Proceeds benefit the Landon Scholarship Fund.

Film Screening: “Mother” at the Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. 10 a.m., doors will open at 9:30 a.m. The movie is followed by a discussion. Cost: $14. Call 301-365-3679 or visit www.cinemaartbethesda.org.

The Musical Theater Center will perform "Schoolhouse Rock Live!" at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Randolph Road Theater, 4010 Randolph Road in Silver Spring. Tickets prices are $16 for Adults and $13 for children/students/senior citizens. Call 301-251-5766 or visit www.musicaltheatercenter.org .

“The Barber of Seville” with the Bel Cantanti Opera Group at the Christ Lutheran Church 8011 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. 8 p.m. Cost: $20. Call 301-438-8682 or visit www.belcantanti.com.

<cal1>Monday/ May 2

<cal2>The HBO Family documentary, "Smashed: Toxic Tales of Teens and Alcohol" at 7 p.m. at the AFI Silver Theater, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. The free screening will be followed by a discussion led by local youth and community leaders. Seating is limited to the first 200 guests. Through graphic hospital footage and personal interviews with teens and parents, "Smashed" is a cautionary documentary that explores the sudden devastation that a drinking and driving accident can bring. Due to the graphic images, the film is not appropriate for youth under the age of 13. To reserve free seats, call Dorothy Moore at 240-777-1116.

<cal1>Wednesday/May 4

<cal2>Lecture: High Impact Resumes at the Montgomery County Commission for Women Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. 6:30-8:30 p.m. With Sue Gordon, M.S. Cost: $10. Registration is required. Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw.

Concert: “Songs of Sufi Brotherhood” at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 8 p.m. Featuring Rizwan-Muazzam from Pakistan, Hassan Hakmoun frommorocco and Hamza El Din from Nubia. Presented by the Washington Performing Arts Society. Cost: $25-45. Call 202-785-WPAS or visit www.wpas.org.

<cal1>Thursday/May 5

<cal2>Friday Morning Music Club at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 11 a.m. Free. Call 301-581-5108 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Concert: Kwame Ryan and Henning Kraggerud 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/May 6

<cal2>Contra Dance. The Friday Night Dancers present traditional American dancing including contra dances, square dances, and several waltzes. Contra dance lesson from

7:30-8:15 p.m. Dance from 8:30-11:30 p.m. to the band Swallowtail. $8 in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Contact fnd@folkdancer.com or visit www.fnd.folkdancer.com.

Concert: Linda Eder at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 8 p.m. Cost: $25-65. Call 301-581-5108 or visit www.strathmore.org.

The Westbrook Elementary School Spring Carnival will be held from 3- 7:30 p.m., rain or shine. The carnival's attractions include a moon bounce and giant slide, an obstacle course, a dunk tank, karaoke, face painting, spin art and games for all ages. In addition, the carnival will feature a white elephant and bake sale, as well as food concessions. Admission is free. The school is located at 5110 Allan Terrace, Bethesda. Call 301-320-6506.

<cal1>Saturday/May 7

<cal2>"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," a Theatreworks USA Presentation, is performed at 11 a.m., at Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. Recommended for children 9 and up. Tickets are $5 for seniors, students and children and $6 for others. Call 301-279-5301, or visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/PAC.

Spring Concert: North of Washington Quintet, classical chamber ensemble, 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.

Climb Wall Weekend at Discovery Creek Children’s Museum. Climb Wall activities are included with the price of admission to Discovery Creek. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Ages 4–9. Members: $3, non members: $5. In the event of inclement weather, the Climb Wall will be closed. At the Stable at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call 202-320-5331 or visit www.discoverycreek.org.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, a TheatreworksUSA presentation, will be performed at 11 a.m. at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, at Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. $6 regular, $5 seniors and students. Call 301-279-5301. Visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/PAC.

The Musical Theater Center will perform "Schoolhouse Rock Live!" at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Randolph Road Theater, 4010 Randolph Road in Silver Spring. Tickets prices are $16 for adults and $13 for children/students/senior citizens. Call 301-251-5766 or visit www.musicaltheatercenter.org .

Montgomery County Democrats Spring Ball at the Indian Spring Country Club, 13501 Layhill Road, Silver Spring. 6:30 p.m. Reception, silent auction, dinner and dancing. Cost: $75 and up. Call 301-946-1000.