<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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 Matthew Razak at 703-917-6457.
<cal2>"Circus" presented by the Puppet Co. Playhouse will be performed from June 9-July 30 with performances on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 10 and 11:30 a.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at North Arcade Building of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Tickets are $7 with group rates available. Call 301-320-6668. Sign Language interpretation on June 25 at 1 p.m.
To highlight the importance of detecting hearing, speech or language disorders at their earliest stage, TLC-The Treatment and Learning Centers today announced a series of community education events in connection with Better Hearing and Speech Month, celebrated in May. Call 301-424-5200.
Weekend Nature Programs at Glen Echo Saturdays and Sundays, May 6–21. Grab a hand lens, pack a field guide, and jump into the world of insects at Discovery Creek's Six-legged Sensations exhibition. Meet live animals, play in an oversized sandpit, take a hike to explore the creek, create crafts, and more. At the Stable at Glen Echo Park 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Members and children under 2: free, non members: $5. Call 202-337-5111 to make arrangements or visit www.discoverycreek.org.
JSSA Social Skills summer programs. Led by clinical social workers for small groups of children ages 7-10 who have difficulty making and keeping friends. Children learn more positive ways to express their needs, get along with peers, work cooperatively, carry on social conversation, deal with teasing, and boost their self-expression and self-esteem skills. July 11-August 3, 9 a.m.-noon, 6123 Montrose Road, Rockville. Call 301-816-2633 to register.
The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center and the Little Falls Library join efforts to help residents access County services and learn about County programs. A representative from the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center will visit Little Falls library, 5501 Massachusetts Ave. in Bethesda every 4th Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/bcc
Seniors can exercise almost everyday of the week free of charge with Potomac Seniors. Tai Chi, Suburban Hospital's Senior Shape or Chair Exercise all offered. Call 240-777-6960.
30-Plus Happy Hour hosted by the Young Professionals group from the Jewish Community Center for ages 30 and above at different clubs in Bethesda, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For dates, call 301-881-0100. Meet new people and see old friends. For more information, visit www.jccgw.org.
Hospice Caring has recently launched a new support group specifically designed for those age 50 or under who lost their spouse or significant other more than a year ago. The support group meets every Thursday evening from 7–8:30 p.m. in Rockville. Group members are encouraged to participate regularly but weekly attendance is not required. For more information about the group and to register, contact Toby Rabbin, 301-990-0854.
Potomac Seniors gather at Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road, during the week for a variety of activities between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The program includes Tai Chi, entertainment, health screenings and education, chair exercises, crafts, speakers, counseling, theme parties, monthly mini-trips and intergenerational activities. Visit http://www.co.mo.md.us/rec/Seniors/ptmsr.htm, or call 240-777-6960.
ASCE Toastmaster Club meets at 9:20 a.m., at the Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road, Potomac, on the second Saturday of each month, and at Davis Library in Bethesda on the fourth Saturday of each month. Newcomers welcome. Call 301-299-2826.
English Language Conversation Club at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, every Saturday from 3-5 p.m. Group practice in spoken English on timely and interesting topics taken from the news or daily life. Volunteer discussion leaders needed. Call Nancy Benner at 240-777-0690.
Bauer Drive Seniors meet on Mondays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Bauer Drive Community Recreation Center at 14625 Bauer Dr., Rockville. Call 301-468-4015.
Daily Tours of Clara Barton National Historic Site, 5801 Oxford Road, Glen Echo, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tours begin on the hour. Call 301-492-6245. Free. Visit www.nps.gov/clba.
Lock Demonstrations. Wednesdays-Fridays, 3-3:30 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, 1:30-2 p.m. 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. Handicapped accessible.
The Montgomery County Thrift Shop, 7125-27 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, is open on the second Sunday of each month. These Sunday openings permit five nonprofit organizations — Suburban Hospital Auxiliary, Planned Parenthood, National Council of Jewish Women Montgomery County Section, Mental Health Association of Montgomery County and Montgomery County Federation of Women's Clubs — to increase their funding of community service projects. The groups work together to benefit the Montgomery County community. Sunday hours are noon-4 p.m. Call 301-654-0063.
Afternoon Tea is served at Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike, every Tuesday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. Prepaid reservations required, $17. Call 301-530-0540, or visit www.strathmore.org.
Teatime. Afternoon tea at Normandie Farms, 10710 Falls Road in Potomac, the first and third Wednesdays of every month, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Cost is $18 per person. Call 301-983-8838.
Sights and Sounds of the Season. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., every first and last Wednesday and Saturday of each month. Join volunteer naturalists to explore the season near Great Falls, Md. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes for this two-hour nature walk. Not handicapped accessible. Call 301-714-3714.
Kids Storytime. Stories and activities. Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave. Every Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m. Ages 1-5. Free. 301-986-1761.
Support and therapy sessions for wounded spouses with therapist Sherri McKenna. Mondays 7:30-9 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, Potomac. $30 per person/session. Call 301-439-7191.
JSSA Girl Talk: Middle School Group. Girls will have the chance to discuss difficulties, academic pressures, family, self-esteem and decision-making. On Wednesdays, 5 p.m., beginning in March at 6123 Montrose Road, Rockville. Call 301-263-2633 to register.
JSSA Support Group for Newly Widowed Spouses. Ongoing group for those bereaved in the last year. Group meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, 9:30-11:00 a.m., 6123 Montrose Road, Rockville. Call 301-816-2683 to register and for more information. Call 301-816-2658 to register. Free
JSSA Support Group for Adults Grieving the Loss of a Parent. Six-session group for adults who have lost a parent within the last two years. Group begins in March, dates/times TBA. 6123 Montrose Road, Rockville. Call 301-816-2658 to register. Free