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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 27854, 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/ Aug. 10

<cal2>Bethesda Outdoor Movies: Stars on the Avenue will feature an outdoor showing of Casablanca at 9 p.m. at the corner of Norfolk and auburn Avenues in downtown Bethesda's Woodmont Triangle. Bring your own lawn chairs. Refreshments and limited seating will be available. Visit www.bethesda.org or call 301-215-6660.

"Dance N tone" exercise class at 8:30 a.m. at Potomac United Methodist, 10300 Falls Road, Potomac. Call 301-299-9383.

The Puppet Co. Playhouse in the North Arcade Building of Glen Echo Park will show Dinosaur Book of World Records, a theatrical production, at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are $7. Call 301-327-6668 for reservations.

"Detours" Exhibit at the Ozmosis Gallery in Bethesda, 7908 Woodmont Ave. Opening reception from 6 - 9 p.m. July 8. Exhibit runs through Aug. 31, showcasing regional artist P. R. Kicklighter's powerfully executed circus of "out there" characters. Call 301-664-9662 or visit www.ozmosisgallery.com.

James and the Giant Peach adapted by David Wood from the book by Roald Dahl will play through Aug. 14, Tuesday-Friday at 10:30 a.m, Saturday at 3:30 p.m., Sunday at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda. Tickets are $15 center orchestra, $12 side orchestra, and $10 balcony. Call 301-280-1660 or visit www.ImaginationStage.org.

Sights and Sounds of the Season Hike at Great Falls Tavern, 11710 MacArthur Blvd., Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes for the two-hour nature walk from 10 a.m.—noon. Call 301-767-3714.

Printmakers Network of Southern New England exhibit at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, Gudelsky Gallery through August 27. Call 301-581-5100.

Ellen Sherfey Art Shows at the Kensington Park Library, 4201 Knowles Avenue in Kensington. Sherfey's exhibit, "'Rye-r to High(er)': shift-lifting perspectives" will runs through August 31. Call 301-897-2211. Sherfey's "6 senses" show will be on display from through August 14 at Rockville Arts Place. Call 301-897-2211 or visit www.rockvilleartsplace.org.

Lindsay Harper Makepeace watercolor and etchings exhibition in the First Floor Galleries at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, through Aug. 27. Free and open to the public. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Observe the workings of historic Lock 20 and find out about the significance of the C&O Canal in the vision to develop a nation, from 2— 2:30 p.m. Call 301-767-3714.

Summer Sounds Outdoor concerts at Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike in North Bethesda,. at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Call 301-530-0540 or visit www.strathmore.org.

The historic Glen Echo Park Dentzel Carousel will be open Wednesday-Sunday, through Aug. 31. Call 301-634-2222 or visit www.glenechopark.org.

<cal1>Thursday/ Aug. 11

<cal2>"The Best Christmas Murder Ever," a play by former Potomac resident, Ron Holsey, will play at Fells Point Corner Theater , 501 Ann St., for the Baltimore Playwrights Festival from August 11-28. Tickets are $14, $12 for student and seniors. Performances are Thursday-Satirday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Call 410-655-4826 or visit www.baltimoreplaywrightsfestival.com.

The Art of Interviewing, a workshop provided by the Montgomery County Commission for women from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at The Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Rockville. Presenter Rachel L Manchester will discuss important techniques to successfully tackle employment interviews. $16. Register at ww.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw or Call 240-777-8300.

Bruce Ewan and the Solid Senders, Chicago blues, will play a free concert at the Silver Plaza, Ellsworth Drive between Georgia Avenue and Fenton Street from 7-9 p.m. Call 301-565-5864.

Artist Talk with The Maryland Printmakers and guided gallery tour at the Glenview Mansion at Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. Guided Tour at 10 a.m.; Artist tallk at 7:30 p.m. Call 240-314-8660, 240-314-8682 or visit www.rockvillemd.gov/arts/exhibits.htm.

"Detours" Exhibit at the Ozmosis Gallery in Bethesda, 7908 Woodmont Ave. Call 301-664-9662 or visit www.ozmosisgallery.com. See Aug. 10 for more information.

James and the Giant Peach at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda. Call 301-280-1660 or visit www.ImaginationStage.org. See Aug. 10 for more information.

Printmakers Network of Southern New England exhibit at Mansion at Strathmore. Call 301-581-5100. See Aug. 10 for more information.

The Puppet Co. Playhouse in the North Arcade Building of Glen Echo Park will show Dinosaur Book of World Records, a theatrical production. See Aug. 10 for more information.

Bethesda Outdoor Movies: Stars on the Avenue will feature an outdoor showing of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom at 9 p.m. at the corner of Norfolk and auburn Avenues in downtown Bethesda's Woodmont Triangle. Bring your own lawn chairs. Refreshments and limited seating will be available. Visit www.bethesda.org or call 301-215-6660.

Lindsay Harper Makepeace watercolor and etchings exhibition at the Mansion at Strathmore. Call 301-581-5100. See Aug. 10.

Bethesda Artist Market from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Bethesda Place Plaza, 7700 Wisconsin Avenue. View original fine art and crafts from nearly 30 local and regional artists. Free parking is available in the Wisconsin/Cheltenham garage. Call 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

<cal1>Friday/ Aug. 12

<cal2>Bethesda Art Walk from 6-9 p.m. Visit 12 downtown Bethesda galleries and studios showcasing local and international artwork. Guided tours begin at 6 :30 p.m. at Bethesda Metro Center, Old Georgetown and Wisconsin Ave. The free Bethesda 8 Trolley stops within a few blocks of each Bethesda Art Walk gallery, and runs continuously throughout the duration of the Art Walk. The Art Walk will continue through 2005 on the second Friday of every month. Call 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

Armand Ntep (Afro Jazz) at the Bethesda Place Plaza, 7700 Wisconsin Avenue. from 12-2 p.m. Call 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

Guided Gallery Tour of The Maryland Printmakers at the Glenview Mansion at Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. Guided Tour at 10 a.m.; Artist tallk at 7:30 p.m. Call 240-314-8660, 240-314-8682 or visit www.rockvillemd.gov/arts/exhibits.htm.

"Detours" Exhibit at the Ozmosis Gallery in Bethesda, 7908 Woodmont Ave. Call 301-664-9662 or visit www.ozmosisgallery.com. See Aug. 10 for more information.

James and the Giant Peach at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda. Call 301-280-1660 or visit www.ImaginationStage.org. See Aug. 10 for more information.

Printmakers Network of Southern New England exhibit at Mansion at Strathmore. Call 301-581-5100. See Aug. 10 for more information.

The Puppet Co. Playhouse in the North Arcade Building of Glen Echo Park will show Dinosaur Book of World Records, a theatrical production. See Aug. 10 for more information.

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair takes place at the Montgomery County Fair Grounds in Gaithersburg. The fair is scheduled from Aug. 12-20. Call 301-926-3100 or visit www.mcagfair.com

The Annual Comcast Outdoor Film Festival, Aug. 12 - 21, 8:30 p.m., Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike. Restaurants and grounds open at 6:30 p.m. Call 301-530-0540 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Hope Chinese Folk Dance at 7:30 p.m. at Potomac United Methodist, 10300 Falls Road, Potomac. Call 301-299-9383 for more information.

"Dance N tone" exercise class at 8:30 a.m. at Potomac United Methodist, 10300 Falls Road, Potomac. Call 301-299-9383.

Lindsay Harper Makepeace watercolor and etchings exhibition at the Mansion at Strathmore. Call 301-581-5100. See Aug. 10.

<cal1>Saturday/ Aug. 13

<cal2>Potomac Library Used Book Sale from 9 a.m.-1p.m. Most hardbacks $1; Most paperbacks $.50 at 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac Village. Call 240-777-0690.

Kayak Swap from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Rockwood Manor, 11001 MacArthur Blvd. $20 registration fee to sell plus 5% of every sale; recommended $10 donation to otherwise attend. All proceeds benefit the Potomac Conservancy. Recycle your used kayaks and gear and make some cash, or buy good quality used gear at a bargain. Contact: Jen Schill at schill@potomac.org or 301-608-1188.

Washington National Opera's Opera Camp for Kids, in its 11th season, offers free performances of Brundib·r on at Round House Theatre in Bethesda, 4545 East-West Highway in Bethesda. Admission is free, but reservations are required for performances at the Round House Theater. Call 202-448-3465 or education@dc-opera.org.

Backyard Bugs for Kids, 11 a.m.- 12 p.m., Lockhouse 8, C & O canal, Cabin John. Children will participate in collecting and exploring insects. Bring your own bug-catching boxes. Call 301-608-1188 or email Angela Preston at preston@potomac.org to register. Free.

Hyronomous A. Frog, The Frog Prince at Adventure Theatre, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $7. Call 301-320-5331.

Backyard Bugs for Kids, 11 a.m, Lockhouse 8, C & O canal, Cabin John, Md. Call 301-608-1188 or email preston@potomac.org to register.

"Detours" Exhibit at the Ozmosis Gallery in Bethesda, 7908 Woodmont Ave. Call 301-664-9662 or visit www.ozmosisgallery.com. See Aug. 10 for more information.

James and the Giant Peach at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda. Call 301-280-1660 or visit www.ImaginationStage.org. See Aug. 10 for more information.

Printmakers Network of Southern New England exhibit at Mansion at Strathmore. Call 301-581-5100. See Aug. 10 for more information.

The Puppet Co. Playhouse in the North Arcade Building of Glen Echo Park will show Dinosaur Book of World Records, a theatrical production. See Aug. 10 for more information.

Lockhouse 8 River Center- The role of the Canal from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Potomac Conservancy answer questions about life on the canal and the Potomac River. Learn about the role of the Potomac Conservancy in preserving the land and water resources of the Potomac River. The Lockhouse at Lock 8 is accessible from the Lock 8 parking lot along the inbound lane of the Clara Barton Parkway. Call the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center at 301-767-3714.

Lindsay Harper Makepeace watercolor and etchings exhibition at the Mansion at Strathmore. Call 301-581-5100. See Aug. 10.

<cal1>Sunday/ Aug. 14

<cal2>Washington National Opera's Opera Camp for Kids, in its 11th season, offers free performances of Brundib·r on at Round House Theatre in Bethesda, 4545 East-West Highway in Bethesda. Admission is free, but reservations are required for performances at the Round House Theater. Call 202-448-3465 or education@dc-opera.org.

Hyronomous A. Frog, The Frog Prince at Adventure Theatre, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $7. Call 301-320-5331.

James and the Giant Peach at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda. Call 301-280-1660 or visit www.ImaginationStage.org. See Aug. 10 for more information.

Printmakers Network of Southern New England exhibit at Mansion at Strathmore. Call 301-581-5100. See Aug. 10 for more information.

The Puppet Co. Playhouse in the North Arcade Building of Glen Echo Park will show Dinosaur Book of World Records, a theatrical production. See Aug. 10 for more information.

Lockhouse 8 River Center- The role of the Canal from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Potomac Conservancy answer questions about life on the canal and the Potomac River. Learn about the role of the Potomac Conservancy in preserving the land and water resources of the Potomac River. The Lockhouse at Lock 8 is accessible from the Lock 8 parking lot along the inbound lane of the Clara Barton Parkway. Call the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center at 301-767-3714.

Lindsay Harper Makepeace watercolor and etchings exhibition at the Mansion at Strathmore. Call 301-581-5100. See Aug. 10.

<cal1>Monday/ Aug. 15

<cal2>The Maryland Printmakers at the Glenview Mansion at Rockville Civic Center Park. Call 240-314-8660, 240-314-8682 or visit www.rockvillemd.gov/arts/exhibits.htm.

Printmakers Network of Southern New England exhibit at Mansion at Strathmore. Call 301-581-5100. See Aug. 10 for more information.

Lindsay Harper Makepeace watercolor and etchings exhibition at the Mansion at Strathmore. Call 301-581-5100. See Aug. 10.

<cal1>Tuesday/ Aug. 16

<cal2>The Maryland Printmakers at the Glenview Mansion at Rockville Civic Center Park. Call 240-314-8660, 240-314-8682 or visit www.rockvillemd.gov/arts/exhibits.htm.

"Detours" Exhibit at the Ozmosis Gallery in Bethesda, 7908 Woodmont Ave. Call 301-664-9662 or visit www.ozmosisgallery.com. See Aug. 10 for more information.

Printmakers Network of Southern New England exhibit at Mansion at Strathmore. Call 301-581-5100. See Aug. 10 for more information.

Lindsay Harper Makepeace watercolor and etchings exhibition at the Mansion at Strathmore. Call 301-581-5100. See Aug. 10.

<cal1>Wednesday/ Aug. 17

<cal2>The Maryland Printmakers at the Glenview Mansion at Rockville Civic Center Park. Call 240-314-8660, 240-314-8682 or visit www.rockvillemd.gov/arts/exhibits.htm.

"Detours" Exhibit at the Ozmosis Gallery in Bethesda, 7908 Woodmont Ave. Call 301-664-9662 or visit www.ozmosisgallery.com. See Aug. 10 for more information.

Printmakers Network of Southern New England exhibit at Mansion at Strathmore. Call 301-581-5100. See Aug. 10 for more information.

The Puppet Co. Playhouse in the North Arcade Building of Glen Echo Park will show Dinosaur Book of World Records, a theatrical production. See Aug. 10 for more information.

Lindsay Harper Makepeace watercolor and etchings exhibition at the Mansion at Strathmore. Call 301-581-5100. See Aug. 10.

<cal1>Thursday/ Aug. 18

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