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Calendar 6-7-06

Wednesday/June 7

American Symphonic Clarinet Choir will play a free concert starting at 7 p.m. at Gudelsky Concert Pavilion Gazebo, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. The ASCC is Washington D.C.'s only professional clarinet ensemble, with members from the National Symphony Orchestra, the Kennedy Center Opera House, the U.S. Army Field Band, and the U.S. Navy Band. For questions visit www.strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.

Running a Family-Owned Business. From 6:30-8:30 p.m. explore the challenges of starting, growing and transferring ownership of family-owned businesses at Montgomery County Commission for Women Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Rockville. $16. Call 240-777-8300 or visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw to register and for more information.

Living Single...Again. If the children have left or a relationship has just ended, come to this workshop from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Montgomery County Commission for Women Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Rockville, and discover many of the stages and challenges such as building new networks and maintaining relationships with children. $16. Call 240-777-8300 or visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw to register and for more information.

JCC "Kiddush Cup" Golf Tournament. Help bring in some "green" for the JCC's programs serving frail senior adults. The event will be held at Whiskey Creek with the ladies’ 9-hole Miriam’s Cup Tournament at 9:30 am and the 18-hole Kiddush Cup shotgun start at 1:00 pm. Registration is $500 per player or $1,800 for a foursome. Sponsorships are available from $500 tee/green sponsorship to $25,000 to name the tournament. Call Director of Special Events and Grants Liz Fontek at 301-348-3815 or visit http://www.jccgw.org/.

Auditions for the One Act Festival start at 7:30 p.m. at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn in the Kentlands, 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg. The readings are cold and for unpaid roles in seven shows including plays by Agatha Christie and local playwrights. For more information, visit www.montgomeryplayhouse.org or contact the Festival producer at amimhof@gmail.com.

Cletus Kennelly and Lori Kelly perform alternative folk music from 12-2 p.m. at the Bethesda Place Plaza, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Free. Visit www.bethesda.org or call 301-215-6660 for more information.

Robert Wiener, Ronni Jolles and BJ Adams have works of art on display at Glenview Mansion Art Gallery at Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. Free. Call 240-314-8682 or visit www.rockvillemd.gov for more.

Thursday/June 8

Music Performance. Enjoy a performance by Merixtell Project at Flanagan's Harp & Fiddle, 844 Cordell Ave. Bethesda. Call 301-951-0115, e-mail flanagans@flangansharpandfiddle.com or visit www.flanagansharpandfiddle.com/index.html for times and more information.

Cityscape will perform a variety of rock music from 6-8 p.m. in Veterans Park in downtown Bethesda. Free. Visit www.bethesda.org or call 301-215-6660 for more information.

Friday/June 9

'The Last Five Years,' a contemporary musical by Tony Award winning composer Jason Robert Brown ("Parade," "Songs for a New World"), will be performed at 8 p.m. in the Thomas Wootton High School auditorium. The show, directed and produced by graduating senior Erica Simpson and starring Dana Harlan and Matt Mooney, chronicles the five-year life of a marriage. Tickets available in advance and at the door for $5 and can be purchased by calling 301-602-0585.

Live Music. Enjoy live music starting at 10 p.m. at Ri Ra, 4931 Elm St., Bethesda. Call 301-657-1122.

Music Performance. Enjoy a performance by Inside Out at Flanagan's Harp & Fiddle, 844 Cordell Ave. Bethesda. Call 301-951-0115, e-mail flanagans@flangansharpandfiddle.com or visit www.flanagansharpandfiddle.com/index.html for times and more information.

Music Performance. Enjoy a performance by The Flying Cows at Flanagan's Harp & Fiddle, 844 Cordell Ave. Bethesda. Call 301-951-0115, e-mail flanagans@flangansharpandfiddle.com or visit www.flanagansharpandfiddle.com/index.html for times and more information.

Soccer. Enjoy watching Germany vs. Costa Rica World Cup Soccer game starting at 11:55 a.m. at Ri Ra, 4931 Elm St., Bethesda. Call 301-657-1122.

Live Jazz. Enjoy live music from Nicky and Ira Gonzales from 7-11 p.m. in the Lounge at Cafe Europa, 7820 Norfolk Ave., Bethesda. Call 301-657-1607 with any questions. Casual dress attire welcome.

How to Achieve a Successful Life. This workshop will teach important strategies that can lead to a successful life. From 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Montgomery County Commission for Women Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Rockville. $24. Call 240-777-8300 or visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw to register and for more information.

Understanding Shame. This workshop, from 1:30-3:30 p.m., will teach women about shame and develop strategies to deal with it. Located at Montgomery County Commission for Women Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Rockville. $16. Call 240-777-8300 or visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw to register and for more information.

Walking with Art. Visitors to the Bethesda Art Walk can take a guided tour starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Bethesda Metro Center. Patrons can learn about some of the galleries and current shows. 301-215-6660.

Act Two Performing Arts presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 'CATS' on the Olney Theatre Center’s Historic Stage, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney starting at 7 p.m. Act Two Performing Arts features a cast of third through eighth graders from across Montgomery County and Washington, D.C. Ticket prices are $14.00/students & seniors and $16.00/adults. A group discount of $12/person is available for groups of ten or more. For tickets, contact Carol Walker at 240-418-9412 or boxoffice@acttwo.org. For directions to the Olney Theatre Center, see http://www.olneytheatre.org.

Theater Performance. The Montgomery Playhouse presents "The Rivals" by Richard Brinsley Sheridan at 8 p.m. in the theater at the Rosborough Cultural Arts Center Bldg. 409, Asbury Methodist Village, Gaithersburg. Adults $14; students/senior citizens $12. For reservations call 301-977-5751. For information or directions visit www.montgomeryplayhouse.org.

Swing Dance. Swing dance with the Boilermaker Jazz Band with a lesson by Donna Barker and Mike Marcotte from 8-9 p.m. following by dancing until midnight. $13, in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2231.

American Dance. The Friday Night Dancers presents traditional American dancing including contra dances, square dances, and several waltzes with Contra dance lesson from 7:30-8:15 p.m. in Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Dance from 8:30-11:30 p.m. to the fabulous Glen Echo Open Band. $8. Contact info@fridaynightdance.org or visit www.fridaynightdance.org.

Saturday/June 10

'The Last Five Years,' a contemporary musical by Tony Award winning composer Jason Robert Brown ("Parade," "Songs for a New World"), will be performed at 8 p.m. in the Thomas Wootton High School auditorium. The show, directed and produced by graduating senior Erica Simpson and starring Dana Harlan and Matt Mooney, chronicles the five-year life of a marriage. Tickets available in advance and at the door for $5 and can be purchased by calling 301-602-0585.

Live Music. Enjoy live music starting at 10 p.m. at Ri Ra, 4931 Elm St., Bethesda. Call 301-657-1122.

Music Performance. Enjoy a performance by The Flying Cows at Flanagan's Harp & Fiddle, 844 Cordell Ave. Bethesda. Call 301-951-0115, e-mail flanagans@flangansharpandfiddle.com or visit www.flanagansharpandfiddle.com/index.html for times and more information.

Art and Fine Crafts. Shop for painting, photography, jewelry, wood, fiber, glass and mixed media at the Bethesda Artist Market from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and features artwork and craft for sale by local and regional artists as well as continuous live music. Free. The Bethesda Place Plaza is located at the corner of Woodmont Avenue and Old Georgetown Road. Call 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

Summer Storms. From 3-4:30 p.m., children ages 6 and up can learn about tornadoes, hurricanes and thunderstorms at Woodend Sanctuary in Chevy Chase. $10/child for members and $6/each additional child; $12/child for nonmembers and $8/each additional child. For questions or to register, call 301-652-9188 ext. 26.

Book Sale. Potomac Library used book sale will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Most hardbacks are $1.00 and most paperbacks are $.50. 240-777-0690.

Act Two Performing Arts presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 'CATS' on the Olney Theatre Center’s Historic Stage, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Act Two Performing Arts features a cast of third through eighth graders from across Montgomery County and Washington, D.C. Ticket prices are $14.00/students & seniors and $16.00/adults. A group discount of $12/person is available for groups of ten or more. For tickets, contact Carol Walker at 240-418-9412 or boxoffice@acttwo.org. For directions to the Olney Theatre Center, see http://www.olneytheatre.org.

English Language Conversation Club. From 3-5 p.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac, join in practicing and improving spoken English with the help of volunteers. 240-777-0690; TTY: 301-765-4083. www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Conductor Yuri Temirkanov completes his seven-season tenure as Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with a performance of Mahler's monumental Symphony No. 2, 'Resurrection' at 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Tickets range between $21-$78 and can be purchased at www.BSOatStrathmore.org or call 877-BSO-1444. Call 301-581-5200 or visit www.BSOatstrathmore.org.

Children's Talk and Tour. Children ages 5 and up, accompanied by an adult, can partake in an art-related story, hands-on activity and more from 10:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $10/family; reservations required. 301-581-5109 or www.strathmore.org.

Art Talk. Adults can learn about the exhibit "Common Bond X" with a talk and tour that starts at 1 p.m. at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Free. 301-581-5100 or www.strathmore.org.

Art Exhibit. See Cathy Abramson's work from 12-5 p.m. at Yellow Barn Studio located on the 3rd floor of the arcade building at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Free. 301-371-5593.

Children's Play. "Tarradiddle Tales" is playing at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Adventure Theatre, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $7/all ages. 301-320-5331.

Theater Performance. The Montgomery Playhouse presents "The Rivals" by Richard Brinsley Sheridan at 8 p.m. in the theater at the Rosborough Cultural Arts Center Bldg. 409, Asbury Methodist Village, Gaithersburg. Adults $14; students/senior citizens $12. For reservations call 301-977-5751. For information or directions visit www.montgomeryplayhouse.org.

Sunday/June 11

Music Performance. Voices of the River: Old-Time Banjo from 4-5 p.m. at Lockhouse 8 Conservancy River Center. Join the Potomac Conservancy and Reed Martin, old-time banjo player, for this Voice of the River event. Hear and learn about claw-style banjo with tunes like "New River Train" and "June Apple." Visit www.potomac.org/action/ctg/lockhouse.html for more information.

Live Music. Enjoy live Irish music from 3-6 p.m. at Ri Ra, 4931 Elm St., Bethesda. Call 301-657-1122.

Soccer. Enjoy watching Mexico vs. Iran in a World Cup Soccer game starting at 11:30 a.m. at Ri Ra, 4931 Elm St., Bethesda. Call 301-657-1122.

Dancing. Waltz dancing for everyone from 3-6 p.m. with a workshop starting at 3 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Waltzing Stars will be leading the dancing with their music including folk waltzes with a few other couple dances, including Hambo, Schottische, Swing, Tango and Polka. $8/person. Call Joan Koury at 202-238-0230 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, or go to www.DanceDC.com.

Act Two Performing Arts presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 'CATS' on the Olney Theatre Center’s Historic Stage, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney at 2 p.m. Act Two Performing Arts features a cast of third through eighth graders from across Montgomery County and Washington, D.C. Ticket prices are $14.00/students & seniors and $16.00/adults. A group discount of $12/person is available for groups of ten or more. For tickets, contact Carol Walker at 240-418-9412 or boxoffice@acttwo.org. For directions to the Olney Theatre Center, see http://www.olneytheatre.org.

Children's Play. "Tarradiddle Tales" is playing at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Adventure Theatre, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $7/all ages. 301-320-5331.

Chocolate Benefit. The Montgomery County Commission for Women will host a Chocolate, Checks and Champagne benefit from 2-4 p.m. at a private residence in Bethesda. All refreshments have been provided through private sector donations and proceeds from the benefit will be used to help fund the translation and printing of key materials in the project. To RSVP and receive directions 240-777-8330.

Theater Performance. The Montgomery Playhouse presents "The Rivals" by Richard Brinsley Sheridan at 3 p.m. in the theater at the Rosborough Cultural Arts Center Bldg. 409, Asbury Methodist Village, Gaithersburg. Adults $14; students/senior citizens $12. For reservations call 301-977-5751. For information or directions visit www.montgomeryplayhouse.org.

Art Exhibit. See Cathy Abramson's work from 12-5 p.m. at Yellow Barn Studio located on the 3rd floor of the arcade building at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Free. 301-371-5593.

Family Dance. From 3-5 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, families, congregations, neighbors and others can enjoy family dancing. $5. 301-320-7099.

Monday/June 12

Soccer. Enjoy watching USA vs. Czech Republic in a World Cup Soccer game starting at 11:55 a.m. at Ri Ra, 4931 Elm St., Bethesda. Call 301-657-1122.

Soccer. Enjoy watching Italy vs. Ghana in a World Cup Soccer game starting at 2:55 p.m. at Ri Ra, 4931 Elm St., Bethesda. Call 301-657-1122.

Careers in International Organizations. From 7-8:30 p.m. at 6123 Montrose Road, Rockville. Learn about organizations in the Washington Metropolitan area that deal with international issues. Find out which skills are hot with these organizations. Discover effective approaches to landing a job in the international field. Call 301-587-9666 to register.

Mineral Club Meeting. The Gem, Lapidary and Mineral Society of Montgomery County will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive, Rockville. The program will be a presentation by Rod Towers entitled "Pleistocene Vertebrate Fossils." Visitors are always welcome. Free. Call 301-299-8213 for information.

Tuesday/June 13

Pub Quiz. Starting at 8 p.m., join Stu and Laura for a quiz at Ri Ra, 4931 Elm St., Bethesda. Everyone is welcome. Call 301-657-1122.

Soccer. Enjoy watching France vs. Switzerland in a World Cup Soccer game starting at 11:55 a.m. at Ri Ra, 4931 Elm St., Bethesda. Call 301-657-1122.

Music Performance. Enjoy a performance by Mary Ann Redmond at Flanagan's Harp & Fiddle, 844 Cordell Ave. Bethesda. Call 301-951-0115, e-mail flanagans@flangansharpandfiddle.com or visit www.flanagansharpandfiddle.com/index.html for times and more information.

Time Management. Increase effectiveness at work and at home, learn strategies to help control time and become more effective at the office and have more time for fun at home. From 6:30-8 p.m. at JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville. Call 301-587-9666 to register.

The Art of Interviewing. Learn how to play up personal strengths and down play weaknesses, find out what questions will be asked and what to ask from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Montgomery County Commission for Women Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Rockville. $16. Call 240-777-8300 or visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw to register and for more information.

Democratic Breakfast Club. The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Democratic Breakfast Club has a meeting starting at 7:30 a.m. at The Original Pancake House, 7700 Wisconsin Ave. Ben Cardin is the guest speaker.

Afternoon Tea. Starting at 1 p.m., have tea accompanied by piano music at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $18/person pre-paid reservations. 301-581-5108 or www.strathmore.org.

Juneteenth. The county offers its 10th Annual Juneteenth Celebration at 7 p.m., at the BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown. This year’s celebration will include world renowned smooth jazz recording artist Marcus Johnson. Jazz ensembles from John F. Kennedy, James Hurbert Blake and Montgomery Blair high schools will also perform. 240-777-2500.

Wednesday/June 14

Calming Skills. From 7-8:45 p.m., a professional mediator will demonstrate strategies and techniques for resolving issues and bringing disagreements to a successful conclusion when dealing with difficult people. Located at Montgomery County Commission for Women Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Rockville. $16. Call 240-777-8300 or visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw to register and for more information.

Kusun plays a free concert starting at 7 p.m. at Gudelsky Concert Pavilion Gazebo, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. This ensemble of musicians and dancers fuse bass and lead guitar, electrifying jazz and African rhythms, and traditional Ghanaian instruments in their quest to develop a new style of Ghanaian music they call "Nokoko." For questions visit www.strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.

Black Sombrero Brass Band is a Tijuana Brass Tribute Band that will play from 12-2 p.m. at the Bethesda Place Plaza, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Visit www.bethesda.org or call 301-215-6660 for more information.

Afternoon Tea. Starting at 1 p.m., have tea accompanied by piano music at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $18/person pre-paid reservations. 301-581-5108 or www.strathmore.org.

Thursday/June 15

Soccer. Enjoy watching England vs. Trinidad and Tobago in a World Cup Soccer game starting at 11:55 a.m. at Ri Ra, 4931 Elm St., Bethesda. Call 301-657-1122.

Soccer. Enjoy watching Sweden vs. Paraguay in a World Cup Soccer game starting at 2:55 p.m. at Ri Ra, 4931 Elm St., Bethesda. Call 301-657-1122.

Music Performance. Enjoy a performance by Mary Ann Redmond at Flanagan's Harp & Fiddle, 844 Cordell Ave. Bethesda. Call 301-951-0115, e-mail flanagans@flangansharpandfiddle.com or visit www.flanagansharpandfiddle.com/index.html for times and more information.

Melanie Mason will perform blues music from 6-8 p.m. in Veterans Park in downtown Bethesda. Free. Visit www.bethesda.org or call 301-215-6660 for more information.

Friday/June 16

Live Music. Enjoy live music starting at 10 p.m. at Ri Ra, 4931 Elm St., Bethesda. Call 301-657-1122.

Soccer. Enjoy watching Mexico vs. Angola in a World Cup Soccer game starting at 2:55 p.m. at Ri Ra, 4931 Elm St., Bethesda. Call 301-657-1122.

Music Performance. Enjoy a performance by Scythian at Flanagan's Harp & Fiddle, 844 Cordell Ave. Bethesda. Call 301-951-0115, e-mail flanagans@flangansharpandfiddle.com or visit www.flanagansharpandfiddle.com/index.html for times and more information.

Live Jazz. Enjoy live music from Nicky and Ira Gonzales from 7-11 p.m. in the Lounge at Cafe Europa, 7820 Norfolk Ave., Bethesda. Call 301-657-1607 with any questions. Casual dress attire welcome.

Assertiveness Communication Skills for Women. From 10 a.m.-3 p.m., learn how to tactfully express preferences, needs, opinions and feelings. Techniques for developing greater confidence in interacting with others will be explored at Montgomery County Commission for Women Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Rockville. $32. Call 240-777-8300 or visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw to register and for more information.

“Damn Yankees” presented by the Montgomery College Summer Dinner Theater program will start at 6:30 p.m. with a buffet and the curtain rises at 8:15 p.m. All performances will be held in the Theatre Arts Building at the Montgomery College Rockville Campus. Regularly priced adult tickets are $34.50, and tickets for children 12 and under are $24.50. Tickets can be purchased by phone or fax. Call 301-251-7676 or visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/summerdinnertheatre.

Art Exhibit. See Nora Vogel's work from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Yellow Barn Studio located on the 3rd floor of the arcade building at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Free. 301-371-5593.

Contra Dancing. The Friday Night Dancers presents traditional American dancing with lesson from 7:30-8:15 p.m. and dancing from 8:30-11:30 p.m. to Waverly Station. $8, in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. E-mail info@fridaynightdance.org, or visit www.fridaynightdance.org.

Saturday/June 17

Soccer. Enjoy watching Italy vs. USA in a World Cup Soccer game starting at 2:30 p.m. at Ri Ra, 4931 Elm St., Bethesda. Call 301-657-1122.

Music Performance. Enjoy a performance by Cathy Ponton King at Flanagan's Harp & Fiddle, 844 Cordell Ave. Bethesda. Call 301-951-0115, e-mail flanagans@flangansharpandfiddle.com or visit www.flanagansharpandfiddle.com/index.html for times and more information.

Night Flyers. From 8-9:15 p.m., children ages 5 and up can learn about bats on a summer evening at Woodend Sanctuary in Chevy Chase. $10/child for members and $6/each additional child; $12/child for nonmembers and $8/each additional child. For questions or to register, call 301-652-9188 ext. 26.

Run for Roses 5K. Female runners and walkers of all ages are invited to celebrate women's running at the Run for Roses 5K, a women's distance race at Wheaton Regional Park starting at 8 a.m. The race course runs through the woods, around the lake and around Brookside Gardens, which will be in full bloom. Each runner will be presented with a long-stem rose and a finisher certificate as she crosses the finish line. The free .25-mile and .5-mile kids runs for all children start at 7:45 a.m. Visit www.mcrrc.org or call 301-353-0200 to register or for more information.

Glorystar Children's Chorus celebrates its 10th anniversary season with a children's choral festival culminating in a concert 7:30 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. A gala program of the combined voices of the five choruses will be directed by guest conductor Dr. Jing Ling-Tam. $15/person and can be purchased by calling 301-581-5100 or visiting http://www.strathmore.org/eventstickets/calendar.asp.

Children's Play. "Tarradiddle Tales" is playing at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Adventure Theatre, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $7/all ages. 301-320-5331.

The Butterfly Guy. Jerry Schneider will teach children ages 6 and up about butterfly behavior, migration and conservation starting at 10:30 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Create a t-shirt! Please bring a plain t-shirt to the program. Registration required 240-777-0690; TTY 301-765-4083. www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

English Language Conversation Club. From 3-5 p.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac, join in practicing and improving spoken English with the help of volunteers. 240-777-0690; TTY: 301-765-4083. www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Art Exhibit. See Nora Vogel's work from 12-5 p.m. at Yellow Barn Studio located on the 3rd floor of the arcade building at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Free. 301-371-5593.

Swing Dancing. Beginner Swing lesson 8-9 p.m. and dancing from 9 p.m.-12 a.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $12 or volunteer for one hour and get in free. E-mail Derek at wsdcvolunteer@hotmail.com, call (301) 340-9732 or visit www.wsdc.com.

Nature Program. Meet and greet live animals, play in an oversized sandpit, take a hike to explore the creek, create crafts, and more from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Stable at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Members and children under 2: free, nonmembers: $5. Visit www.discoverycreek.org.

Sunday/June 18

Music Performance. Enjoy a performance by Mary Ann Redmond at Flanagan's Harp & Fiddle, 844 Cordell Ave. Bethesda. Call 301-951-0115, e-mail flanagans@flangansharpandfiddle.com or visit www.flanagansharpandfiddle.com/index.html for times and more information.

Play in a Day. Watch what happens after six professional Washington, D.C. area theatre companies spend 24 hours writing, directing and rehearsing original plays based on similar themes at 8 p.m. at Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda. These theatrical creations will be presented at the third annual Play In A Day, a one-of-a-kind event produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. Tickets $10 and can be purchased at the door with cash or check. For more information, call 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

Children's Play. "Tarradiddle Tales" is playing at 1:30 p.m. with a sign language performance at 3:30 p.m. at Adventure Theatre, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $7/all ages. 301-320-5331.

Art Exhibit. See Nora Vogel's work from 12-5 p.m. at Yellow Barn Studio located on the 3rd floor of the arcade building at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Free. 301-371-5593.

Nature Program. Meet and greet live animals, play in an oversized sandpit, take a hike to explore the creek, create crafts, and more from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Stable at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Members and children under 2: free, nonmembers: $5. Visit www.discoverycreek.org.

Ballroom Tea Dance. The La Salle Dance Orchestra will play popular music of the 1920s and 30s for dancing at 3:30 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $8, including the lesson. Call 703-425-7926 or visit www.lasalledanceorchestra.com.

Naturalist Hikes. A staff member or volunteer of Pickering Creek will lead a free nature hike starting at the Welcome Center at 9 a.m. These casual walks can cover any or every topic from bird identification to wetland ecology-- they are always different. Visit www.pickeringcreek.org to register and for directions.