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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/May 11

<cal2>Montgomery College’s Advertising Art students will display their own artwork in an exhibit on the first floor of the Technical Center Building, located on the Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee Street. It will feature logo design, package design, illustration and image editing projects created in both traditional and digital media. The exhibit is open 9 a.m.–10 p.m.; Call Professor Martha Vaughan at 301-251-7521.

Afternoon Tea at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 1 p.m. Reservation is required. Cost: $17. Call 301-581-5108 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Art After Hours at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 7:30 p.m. Call 301-581-5108 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Workshop: Networking Made Simple 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 Melissa Fireman, career counselor. Cost: $10. Registration is required. Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw.

The Jewish Book Club will discuss the book Lovingkindness by Anne Roiphe at 8 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville. Call Barbara Winnik at 301-348-3778.

Ozmosis Gallery presents its one year anniversary exhibit, "Voluptuous Life." The exhibit will showcase photography by artist Amy Jackson with a springtime celebration of large colorful flower close ups and the lush imaged landscape paintings by artist Kimberly Thorpe. The exhibit is free and open to the public at 7908 Woodmont Ave. 11:30 a.m.--7:30 p.m. Visit www.ozmosisgallery.com or call 301-664-9662.

<cal1>Thursday/May 12

<cal2>Montgomery College’s Advertising Art students will display their own artwork in an exhibit on the first floor of the Technical Center Building, located on the Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee Street. It will feature logo design, package design, illustration and image editing projects created in both traditional and digital media. The exhibit is open 9 a.m.–10 p.m.; Call Professor Martha Vaughan at 301-251-7521.

Beethoven Program at the Mansion of Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike in North Bethesda. With Annlynn Miller, piano and Ulrich Schmid, cello. 7:30 p.m. $26 for general admission, $23 for seniors and $15 for students. For tickets, call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Concert: Annlynn Miller and Ulrich Schmid at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $26 for adults, $23 for seniors, $15 for students. Call 301-581-5108 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Concert: Emerson String Quartet presented by the Washington Performing Arts Society at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 8 p.m. Preview for members at 7 p.m. Cost: $25-55. Call 301-581-5108 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Workshop: Decisions, Decisions: How to Clarify and Ease Your Decision-Making Process at the Montgomery County Commission for Women Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. 10 a.m. - noon. With Sandra Van Fossen, M.A. Cost: $10 for Montgomery County residents, $15 for non-residents. Registration is required. Call 240-777-8300 or visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw.

Lincoln Day Dinner with the Maryland Republican Party at the Mariott Hotel and Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda. 7 p.m. Guest of honor: Lt. Gov. Michael Steele. E-mail hssrch@yahoo.com.

The United Lodge of Theosophists will discuss the Wisdom of the Ages as passed on by H. P. Blavatsky in The Secret Doctrine. 2:30 -4 p.m. at Silver Spring Library, 8901 Colesville Road. Free. Call 301-656-3566 or visit www.ultdc.org.

Truth for Real Course- Introductory course for understanding Adi Da Samraj and Adidam. 7:30-9 p.m. Donations. Call 301-656-6277.

Ozmosis Gallery presents its one year anniversary exhibit, "Voluptuous Life." The exhibit will showcase photography by artist Amy Jackson with a springtime celebration of large colorful flower close ups and the lush imaged landscape paintings by artist Kimberly Thorpe. The exhibit is free and open to the public at 7908 Woodmont Ave. 11:30 a.m.--7:30 p.m. Visit www.ozmosisgallery.com or call 301-664-9662.

<cal1>Friday/May 13

<cal2>Beethoven Program at the Mansion of Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike in North Bethesda. With Annlynn Miller, piano and Ulrich Schmid, cello. 7:30 p.m. $26 for general admission, $23 for seniors and $15 for students. For tickets, call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Artist's Reception. "Fire Works," Ceramic Art by Elisabeth Lescault. Creative Partners Gallery, 4600 East-West Highway, Bethesda, 6-9 p.m. Visit creativepartnersart.com or call 301-951-9441.

Contra Dance. The Friday Night Dancers presents traditional American dancing lesson from 7:30-8:15 p.m. Dance from 8:30-11:30 p.m. to the Glen Echo Open Band.

$8, in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Visit www.fnd.folkdancer.com.

Concert: Annlynn Miller and Ulrich Schmid at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $26 for adults, $23 for seniors, $15 for students. Call 301-581-5108 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Dance performance: Footwork Percussive Dance Ensemble presented by the Washington Performing Arts Society at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 8 p.m. Cost: $20-35. Call 301-581-5108 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Divorce Legal Seminar - Part I: An Overview at the Montgomery County Commission for Women Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Cost: $10 for Montgomery County residents, $15 for non-residents. Registration is required. Call 240-777-8300 or visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw.

Lincoln Day Dinner with the Montgomery County Republican Party at the new Bethesda North Marriot & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda. 6 p.m. Speaker: Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele. Vegitarian and glatt kosher meals will be available upon request. Cost: $250 for VIP and $100 for general admission. Reservation is required. Call 301-417-9256 or visit www.mcgop.net.

Kensington Arts Theatre presents Kander and Ebb's "Kiss of the Spider Woman" at the Kensington Town Center, 3710 Mitchell St, Kensington at 8 p.m. Tickets: $17, $15 for Seniors/Students/Kensington residents. Visit www.katonline.org

Ozmosis Gallery presents its one year anniversary exhibit, "Voluptuous Life." The exhibit will showcase photography by artist Amy Jackson with a springtime celebration of large colorful flower close ups and the lush imaged landscape paintings by artist Kimberly Thorpe. The exhibit is free and open to the public at 7908 Woodmont Ave. 11:30 a.m.--7:30 p.m. Visit www.ozmosisgallery.com or call 301-664-9662.

Montgomery College’s Advertising Art students will display their own artwork in an exhibit on the first floor of the Technical Center Building, located on the Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee Street. It will feature logo design, package design, illustration and image editing projects created in both traditional and digital media. The exhibit is open 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.; Call Professor Martha Vaughan at 301-251-7521.

<cal1>Saturday/May 14

<cal2>Singer/songwriter Kate Campbell, who characterizes her performances as “southern flavored folk music,” will perform at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, 10701 Old Georgetown Road at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance; $20 at the door. Call 240-498-5654 or visit www.katecambell.com

Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda, will present "Perfectly Persephone: Little Greek Myth" by Kevin Kling, with performances at 3:30 p.m and 7 p.m. $15 (center orchestra), $12 (side orchestra) and $10 (balcony). The show is recommended for audiences age 4 and up. Visit www.ImaginationStage.org or call 301-280-1660

Swing Dance. Tom Koerner and Debra Sternberg present Lavay Smith and her Red Hot Skillet Lickers from San Francisco. Beginner lesson 8-9 p.m., dance 9 p.m.-midnight. $18, in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Visit www.gottaswing.com.

Concert: Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Co. at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 8 p.m. $10-32. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Silent Auction and Concert with the Friends of National Philharmonic at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. Featuring Viri Animarium, soloists from the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras and the National Philharmonic Choral. Cost: $27, including light hors d’oeuvres, wine and soft drinks, Call 301-493-9238, ext. 111.

The ASCE Toastmaster Club will meet at Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd at 9:20 a.m. Learn to become a better public speaker, newcomers always welcome. Call 301-299-2826.

Lockhouse 8 River Center Grand Opening. The Potomac Conservancy,