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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/March 3

<cal2>Music in the Mansion: Imani Winds. 7:30 p.m. Featuring musicians of African-American and Latino heritage, Imani Winds, is a woodwind quintet of high caliber and innovation. $26 adults, $23 seniors, $15 students. 7:30 p.m., at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Call 301-581-5100, or visit www.strathmore.org.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Concert. 8 p.m. $21-78. At the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. For further information, call 301-581-5100, or visit www.strathmore.org.

Imani Winds, a traditional wind quintet, plays at the Mansion of Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike in North Bethesda. 7:30 p.m. Featuring African, Latin and American composers. $26 for general admission, $23 for seniors and $15 for students. For tickets call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Red Hat Society Game Day. Bethesda Living Vital Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, 2nd floor. 1 p.m. Age 50 and over are welcome. $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. 301-255-4217.

Introduction to The Way of Adidam at the Adidam Revelation Spiritual Center and Bookstore in Bethesda. Topics: Death, meditation, sexuality and childrearing. 7:30-9 p.m. Call 301-656-6277.

60 Years Celbration of the Bethesda Kiwanis Club at the Marriot Bethesda North Hotel and Conference Center. Cash bar and silent auction at 6 p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $60 per person. Call 301-509-5224.

<cal1>Friday/March 4

<cal2>An Exploring Remarriage Group begins on Friday, March 4, with orientation, 7:45-9:45 p.m., at Georgetown Prep. The group is for couples comtemplating remarriage. Presenters Carrie Hansen, a marriage and family therapist, and Fr. Vince O'Brien, S.J. are certified by The Step Family Foundation, Inc. For information and registration call Carrie Hansen at 301-622-4711 or Father O'Brien at 610-660-1406.

Amazing Acrobat Troupe with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. 8p.m. $25-47. 301-581-5100.

<cal1>Saturday/March 5

<cal2>"A Salute to Youth." 8 p.m. Guest Conductor Dr. Will Kesling and the Classic Concerts International Chorus, on their fifth visit to the Washington area, join the National Philharmonic at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Tickets may be purchased through the Strathmore Ticket Office at 301-581-5100. Ticket prices are $32, $22, $20, $17 and $12. Children 7-17 are free.

Job Fair. Various positions available. American Plant Food Company, 5258 River Road, 9 a.m.-noon. Age 16 and over. Free. 301-656-3311.

FAES Chamber Music at Landon School with the Auryn Quartet at the Mondaz Performing Arts Center, 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda. 8 p.m. Featuring Beethoven’s Quartet in E-flat Major, Opus 127, Beethoven’s Quartet in F Major, Opus 18, No. 1 and Beethoven’s Quartet in Quartet in C Major, Opus 59, No. 3. Tickets are available at the door. Cost: $25 for adults, $10 for students. Call 301-496-7976.

Oral History Workshop with the Montgomery County Society. At the Beall-Dawson House, 103 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville. Volunteers are needed to transcribe interviews that have already been taken and conducting new interviews with county residents. The workshop will last 9:30-11:30 p.m. Free. Application is required. Contact Lisa Crawley at 301-340-2825 or e-mail lcrawley@montgomeryhistory.org.

Swing Dance with the Washington Swing Dance Committee (WSDC) at the Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Featuring Daryl Davis and Deanna Bogart and guest appearance by saxophonist Ron Holloway. One-hour introductory swing dance lesson at 8 p.m. Dancing from 9 p.m.-midnight. T-shirts will be given to the first several hundred attendees. Cake will be served, bring drinks. Casual dress. No partner is necessary. All ages. Smoke-and alcohol-free event. Reservations not required. Cost: $15, or free for people who volunteer for one hour. Call 301-340-9732, e-mail wsdcswings@yahoo.com or visit www.wsdc.org.

Socrates Café, a philosophical discussion group exploring “big questions” and based loosely on the Socratic dialogue method. Coffees, teas and light refreshments will be served. Free; all are welcome. 7 –9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville, 100 Welsh Park Drive, Rockville. Call 301-762-7666 or go to www.uucr.org.

<cal1>Sunday/March 6

<cal2>Teha Musical Theater Center brings the talents of its young singers and dancers for performances of American musical numbers at 1:30-2 p.m. and 2-2:30 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.

Waltz Dance for Everyone. Introductory Waltz Workshop, 3-3:30 p.m., followed by waltzing, 3:30-6 p.m. The band Honeysuckle Rose 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. In the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd.

Jazz and classical woodwind artist Chris Vadala performs in a gala concert at Montgomery College on Sunday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m., at Montgomery COllege's Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. Tickets cost $25 with proceeds going to the Montgomery College Music Department’s scholarship fund to help music students. For information about the Montgomery College Music Department, call 301-279-5209 or visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/departments/musicrv.

Gershwin by Levine School of Music faculty. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, room 402. 4 p.m. Free. 301-581-5100.

Mark O'Conner's Hot Swing Trio. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. 7 p.m. $25-50. 301-581-5100.

Lecture. Theosophical lecture and Q & A. United Lodge of Theosophists, 4865 Cordell Ave., 2nd floor. 11a.m.-Noon. Free. 301-656-3566.

Hawaii Luau Yoga. Music & crafts. Yoga Tales, 8020 Norfolk Ave. 10 a.m.-noon. Ages 4-8. $25. 301-951-9642.

Job Fair. Various positions available. American Plant Food Company, 5258 River Road. 9 a.m.-noon. Age 16 and over. Free. 301-656-3311.

FAES Chamber Music at Landon School with the Auryn Quartet at the Mondaz Performing Arts Center, 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda. 4 p.m. Featuring Beethoven’s Quartet in E-flat Major, Opus 74, Beethoven’s Quartet in G Major, Opus 18, No. 2 and Beethoven’s Quartet in C-sharp minor, Opus 131. Tickets are available at the door. $25 for adults, $10 for students. Call 301-496-7976.

Used Book Sale at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, 4301 East West Hwy. in Bethesda. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thousand of adult and children’s books, with a variety of fiction and non-fiction. $1 for paperbacks, $2 for hardcovers. There will also be a cafe with food and music by students. Call 301-652-3990.

“Steps on the Other Side of the Winter” with Dance Department of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville. 7 p.m.

$18 for JCC member and $20 for non-members. For tickets, call the JCC box office at 301-348-3872. For information, call 301-348-3777.

Sevillanas Dance Workshop taught by Ziva's Institute of Spanish Dance at Cabin John Mall (second floor), 11325 Seven Locks Road. Sevillanas is a Spanish couples dance that is performed by people of all ages.Open to public. No prior experience necessary, couples and singles welcome. 1-2:30 p.m. To register call, 301-424-6635, or email, spanish_dance@hotmail.com. $25. No reservations are required.

<cal1>Monday/March 7

<cal2>Literacy Tutor Orientation at the Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Ave. 7:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to teach adults to read, write and speak English. No foreign language skills are necessary. Flexible hours. To register, call 301-942-9292 or e-mail info@literacycouncilmcmd.org.

The Concert Choir of the College of Charleston’s School of the Arts will perform at Georgetown Prep, 10900 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 7:30 p.m. Free; open to the public.

<cal1>Tuesday/March 8

<cal2>Specialty Tea — Handbags and Hats. 1 p.m. Join Strathmore for tea and a show of handbags and hats for springtime. Music by Becky Dukes, piano. Pre-paid reservations required, $22 (plus tax). At the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. For further information, call 301-581-5100, or visit www.strathmore.org.

Dine Out for Whitman High School at the following restaurants in Bethesda: California Tortilla, Hard Times Cafe, Hinode, Ledo Pizza, Louisiana Express, Mamma Lucia, Parker’s and Tara Thai, and in Potomac Village: Picasso Grille and Potomac Pizza. 10 percent of proceeds will go to the 2005 Walt Whitman Post Prom Celebration. 5 p.m.- close.

<cal1>Wednesday/March 9

<cal2>Celtic Celebration of Music with Bonnie Rideout, three-time U.S.-Scottish fiddle champion, and the City of Washington Pipe Band. At the new Music Center of Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda. Fiddlers, bagpipers and more. 8 p.m. $18-32. For tickets, call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.com.

Art After Hours Concert: Alexandria Kleztet at the Mansion of Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike in North Bethesda. 7:30 p.m. Klezmer, jazz and blues. $10. For tickets, call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Brown-Bag Daytimers Forum will be held at noon at Congregation Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Road. Guest speaker Steve Coll, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and associate editor of The Washington Post, will discuss his book "Ghost Wars -The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, From the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001." Call 301-299-7087. Free.

Job Fair. Various positions available. American Plant Food Company, 5258 River Road. 4-7 p.m. Age 16 and over. Free. 301-656-3311.

<cal1>Thursday/March 10

<cal2>Montgomery Hospice Gala: A Celebration of Life. Thursday, March 10, 6:30-11 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency, 7400 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Features dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions. Proceeds benefit nonprofit Montgomery Hospice at Home and Casey House. In cooperation with the Royal Thai Embassy, designated auction items raise funds to benefit tsunami relief. For information on sponsorships and tickets, call Montgomery Hospice at 301-921-4400 or visit montgomeryhospice.org.

Truth for Realm Course at the Adidam Revelation Spiritual Center and Bookstore in Bethesda. Introduction for understanding Adi Da Samraj and Adidam. 7:30-9 p.m. Call 301-656-6277.

Lunch and Fashion Show with the Potomac Area Newcomers Club (PANC), presented by Stein Mart. At Maggiano’s restaurant, 5333 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $25. For reservations, call 301-365-2927.

<cal1>Friday/March 11

<cal2>China Philharmonic Orchestra in the new Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda. 8 p.m. The China Philharmonic is a group of 120 musicians formed in 2000. The performance will include traditional classical music as well as works by local Chinese composers. $20-45. For tickets, call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Artist’s Reception: Enamels, recent work by Norma J. Wangel. 6-9 p.m. Creative Partners Gallery, 4600 East-West Hwy., Bethesda. The exhibition runs through March 26. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12-6 p.m. Call 301-951-9441 or visit www.creativepartnersart.com.

Women in Business Conference and Tradeshow at the Montgomery County Conference Center, 10200 Rockville Pike. A day of education, connections and resources for women in business and business people in general. Registration at 8 a.m. The keynote speaker will be Martha Barletta, president of the TrendSight Group and Author of “Marketing to Women - How to Understand, Reach and Increase Your Share of the World’s Largest Market Segment.” Cost: $149 for the full day, including conference seminars, keynote luncheon, tradeshow and workshops. $75 for half day, including the keynote luncheon and the afternoon workshops. $65 for the keynote luncheon only. Registration required; call 301-424-9300, fax to 301-762-7599, mail to Rockville Chamber of Commerce, 255 Rockville Pike, L10, Rockville, MD 20850 or visit www.women-in-business.org.

"Spotlight on Broadway 2005," the annual Broadway Revue presented by The Musical Theater Center (MTC), 837-D Rockville Pike, Rockville. 7:30 p.m. $16.50 for adults and $14.50 for Students/Seniors/Children. Call 301-251-5766 or order tickets online at www.musicaltheatercenter.org.

<cal1>Saturday/March 12

<cal2>"Men! Men? Men ... ," a special performance of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington’s spring concert, is performed at 8 p.m., at Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. Tickets are $23 for students and seniors and $25 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.

Violinist Timothy Fain appears in an all-Beethoven JCC Symphony Orchestra concert at 8 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington. Tickets are $23 for students and senior adults and $28 for the general public. To purchase tickets, call the JCC Box Office at 301-348-3872. The JCC is located at 6125 Montrose Road in Rockville.

Tot Shabbat Morning Service. 11-11:45 a.m., at Congregation B'nai Tzedek, 10621 South Glen Road, Potomac. Shabbat morning service led by Carol Boyd Leon. Participate in this interactive service with music and singing of favorite Shabbat melodies. Shabbat especially for preschool children, ages 2-5 years old. Separate kiddush for parents and children follows service.

Art Talk at the Mansion of Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike in North Bethesda. Lecture and tour with Frank Wright, Professor of Art at the George Washington University. The lecture will be on the ongoing exhibit “Symphony of Art.” 1 p.m. Adults. The lecture is free. Call 301-581-5200 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Children’s Talk and Tour at the Mansion of Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike in North Bethesda. Arts-related story with storyteller Ellouise Schoettler, discussion of the ongoing exhibition “Symphony of Art” and hands-on art activities. 10:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ages 5 and up with an adult. Free. Reservations required; call 301-581-5109. Call 301-581-5200 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Restoring Spring Gardens. Identifying Invasive Plants.10 a.m.-noon at Lockhouse, Lock 8. Join the Potomac Conservancy to learn how to identify invasive plants that can wreak havoc on your spring garden and the natural environment. The Lockhouse at Lock 8 is accessible from the Lock 8 parking lot along the inbound lane of the Clara Barton Parkway. Contact Bryan Seipp at seipp@potomac.org for more information.

Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. 8 p.m. $10-20; free admission for children. 301-581-5100.

Kid’s Club. Fun games, pottery painting and more. Color Me Mine, 4829 Fairmont Ave. 7-9 p.m. K-6th. $34, two for $60. 301-461-5761.

Musical. "What's a Wolf to Do? The Adventures of Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks and The Three Little Pigs," a musical for the whole family by Marilyn Shockey. 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. at Bullis School, Blair Family Center for the Arts,10601 Falls Road. $10. For reservations leave a message at 301-299-8571.

Community Discussion with the Potomac Progressive Action League about the occupation of Iraq, the war on terrorism and neoliberal globalization. 1 p.m. at the Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive. Call 301-762-8715 or visit www.potomacaction.blogspot.com.

“Men! Men? Men...” with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center of Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St. Rockville. A special preview performance of the spring 2005 concert. 8 p.m. Cost: $25 regular, $23 for seniors and students. Reservation is required. Call the box office at 301-279-5301.

"Spotlight on Broadway 2005," the annual Broadway Revue presented by The Musical Theater Center (MTC), 837-D Rockville Pike, Rockville. 7:30 p.m. $16.50 for adults and $14.50 for Students/Seniors/Children. Call 301-251-5766 or order tickets online at www.musicaltheatercenter.org.