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<cal1>Wednesday/Jan. 26

<cal2>"High Impact Resumes." 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Montgomery County Commission for Women Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. County residents, $10; nonresidents, $15. Call 240-777-8300; visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw.

<cal1>Thursday/Jan. 27

<cal2>A documentary film on Adi Da Samraj, "The Outpouring of Divine Brightness," is screened Thursday, Jan. 27, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. At Adidam Revelation Bookstore & Dharma Arts Center, 7215 Arlington Road, Suite 202, Bethesda.

Book Talk and Reception. "To Wear the Dust of War," autobiography of the late Professor Samuel Iwry, renowned Biblical archaeologist, Judaic scholar and interpreter of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Dessert reception at 8:15 p.m. R.S.V.P. to Barbara Perlmutter, 301-299-0225 Ext. 305, or bperlmutter@bnaitzedek.org. Free and open to the public.

Laila Tov Yeladim - Songs, Stories and Prayers for a Peaceful Bedtime. Part II of the bedtime workshop for parents and children. 7 - 9 p.m., at Congregation B'nai Tzedek, 10621 South Glen Road, Potomac, 301-299-0225. Join Cantor Kapell and parent educator Nancy Schmitz for a fun evening of songs and Jewish sleep rituals. Guardians and children will decorate a Shema pillowcase to take home. Members: $35 per family. Nonmembers: $50. R.S.V.P. to 301-299-1149.

<cal1>Friday/Jan. 28

<cal2>Verdi's "Aida," performed by the Opera Verdi Europa. 8 p.m., at Montgomery College’s Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. Tickets are $28 for students and seniors and $30 for others. Call the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center Box Office at 301-279-5301, Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., or visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/PAC.

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.

"Oklahoma." This production showcases teenage performers in Rogers & Hammerstein's classic musical. The show runs Friday, Jan. 28-Sunday, Jan. 30, and Friday, Feb. 4-Sunday, Feb. 6. Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16.50 for adults and $14.50 for children/students/seniors. For tickets, call the Olney Theatre Box Office at 301-924-3400.

"Building Self-Esteem." Three sessions: Jan. 28, Feb. 4 and 11. 1-3 p.m., at the Montgomery County Commission for Women Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. County residents, $30; nonresidents, $45. Call 240-777-8300; visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw.

<cal1>Saturday/Jan. 29

<cal2>"Oklahoma." This production showcases teenage performers in Rogers & Hammerstein's classic musical. The show runs Friday, Jan. 28-Sunday, Jan. 30, and Friday, Feb. 4-Sunday, Feb. 6. Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16.50 for adults and $14.50 for children/students/seniors. For tickets, call the Olney Theatre Box Office at 301-924-3400.

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 Montgomery County Republican Central Committee is holding its annual "Republican Rally," 10 a.m.-noon. The rally takes place at the Montgomery County Council Building, Main Auditorium, 100 Maryland Ave, Rockville. Refreshments will be served. Call Chuck Floyd, 301-273-5620 or e-mail him at chuckfloyd@comcast.net with questions.

<cal1>Sunday/Jan. 30

<cal2>Cinema Art Bethesda presents "Swimming Pool" at 10 a.m., at Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. A discussion led by a film expert follows the film. Tickets at the door at $14. For more information, visit www.CinemaArtBethesda.org or call 301-365-3679.

"Oklahoma." This production showcases teenage performers in Rogers & Hammerstein's classic musical. The show runs Friday, Jan. 28-Sunday, Jan. 30, and Friday, Feb. 4-Sunday, Feb. 6. Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16.50 for adults and $14.50 for children/students/seniors. For tickets, call the Olney Theatre Box Office at 301-924-3400.

"The Heart of Maryland Chorus: A 'Heart' Goes to Hollywood." 1:30 p.m., at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. Tickets are $12 at the door or by calling 301-230-1444.

“Testing Ground for Brown: Maryland 1935-41.” Sunday, Jan. 30, at 3:30 p.m., at the Montgomery County Historical Society, 111 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville. This event is sponsored by the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission. This lecture by Bruce Thompson discusses the role of the 1935 Murray v. Pearson decision in shaping the legal campaign that culminated in the Brown v. Board of Education decision and signaled the demise of Jim Crow. For more information, contact Susan Soderberg at 301-563-3405 or susan.soderberg@mncppc-mc.org. A We the People project of the National Endowment for the Arts.

<cal1>Monday/Jan. 31

<cal2>"The Verbally Abusive Relationship." 10 a.m.-noon, Jan. 31 and Feb. 7, at the Montgomery County Commission for Women Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. County residents, $20; nonresidents, $30. Call 240-777-8300; visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw.

“Dr. King: For Such a Time as This.” Monday, Jan. 31, at 2:30 p.m. at the Holton-Arms School, 7303 River Road, Bethesda. This event, a We The People project of the National Endowment for the Arts, is sponsored by the Holton-Arms School, and is open to the public. Martin Luther King Jr. was only 27 when he was hand-picked to lead the 1955 Montgomery, Alabama boycott. The proverbial “new kid on the block,” King found himself thrust into the national and international spotlight. This presentation by Dr. Debra Newman Ham examines the convergence of circumstances that prepared Martin Luther King Jr. and the African-American community “for such a time as this.” For more information, call Lloydie Zaiser at 301-365-6062 or lzaiser@holton-arms.edu.

<cal1>Tuesday/Feb. 1

<cal2>Chinese Book Discussion. Chinese book discussion in Chinese language. This month's title is "Wo Men San Ren" by Jiang Yand. Ask for the book at the Circulation Desk. No registration required. 7 p.m., at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac, 240-777-0690, 301-765-4083 TTY.

<cal1>Thursday/Feb. 3

<cal2>Cuddle Ups. Storytime designed for toddlers ages 12-24 months accompanied by parent or caregiver. Pre-registration required. Call to register. 10:30 a.m., at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac, 240-777-0690, 301-765-4083 TTY.

<cal1>Friday/Feb. 4

<cal2>"Oklahoma." This production showcases teenage performers in Rogers & Hammerstein's classic musical. The show runs Friday, Jan. 28-Sunday, Jan. 30, and Friday, Feb. 4-Sunday, Feb. 6. Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16.50 for adults and $14.50 for children/students/seniors. For tickets, call the Olney Theatre Box Office at 301-924-3400.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 5

<cal2>"Oklahoma." This production showcases teenage performers in Rogers & Hammerstein's classic musical. The show runs Friday, Jan. 28-Sunday, Jan. 30, and Friday, Feb. 4-Sunday, Feb. 6, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16.50 for adults and $14.50 for children/students/seniors. For tickets, call the Olney Theatre Box Office at 301-924-3400.

Pallavi Mahidhara, piano. Washington’s own teenage piano prodigy, Pallavi Mahidhara makes her National Philharmonic recital debut. Mahidhara is a student at Walt Whitman High School. Saturday, Feb. 5, 8 p.m., at F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre at 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. Tickets may be purchased through the Fitzgerald Theatre Box Office by calling 240-314-8690. Ticket prices are $23, $17, $11. Children 7-17 are free.

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.

<cal1>Sunday/Feb. 6

<cal2>"Oklahoma." This production showcases teenage performers in Rogers & Hammerstein's classic musical. The show runs Friday, Jan. 28-Sunday, Jan. 30, and Friday, Feb. 4-Sunday, Feb. 6, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16.50 for adults and $14.50 for children/students/seniors. For tickets, call the Olney Theatre Box Office at 301-924-3400.

Waltz Dance for Everyone. Sunday, Feb. 6, in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Introductory Waltz Workshop, 3-3:30 p.m., followed by waltzing, 3:30-6 p.m. The band the Gigmeisters performs. Everyone is welcome to attend. Admission is $7 per person. For more information, call Donna Barker at 703-978-0375 or Glen Echo Park at 301-320-2330.

Bill Burke plays his eight-string guitar at a concert 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.

<cal1>WEDNESDAY/FEB. 9

<cal2>Brown-Bag Daytimers Forum with guest speaker Peter Fay, music critic, WETA-TV, who will discuss "Supporting the Arts and Other Social Causes," noon, Congregation Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Road, Potomac. Free. Call 301-299-7087.

Time for Twos. Songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays for 2-year-olds (ages 24-36 months). Pre-registration required. Call to register. 10:30 a.m., at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac, 240-777-0690, 301-765-4083 TTY.

<cal1>Thursday/Feb. 10

<cal2>Time for Twos. Songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays for 2-year-olds (ages 24-36 months). Pre-registration required. Call to register. 9 a.m., at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac, 240-777-0690, 301-765-4083 TTY.