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To have community events listed free in The Potomac Almanac, send mail to 10220 River Road, Suite 303, Potomac, MD 27854, 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 Matthew Razak at 703-917-6457.

<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 28

Focus Music. Garnet Rogers will play at O’Brien’s BBQ, 387 East Gude Drive, Rockville, 8 p.m. Tickets $15 general, $12 memebers. Call 301-275-7459.

Conversation Club. This English language conversation club is conducted by an ESOL teacher and will run from 2-4 p.m. in the Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, meeting room. It is designed for non-native speakers of English at every skill level. This is a drop-in program, pre-registration is not required. Call 240-777-0970.

Theater. Rodgers and Hemmerstein's Cinderella will be at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center on the Montgomery College Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville, 8 p.m. Tickets $10 regular, $8 seniors and students. Call 301-279-5301.

Ice Age Story Time. Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda is going back in time to the ice ages from 10-11 a.m. Learn about the strange but familiar creatures that roamed the earth more than 10,000 years ago. Story, craft and hike included. To register go to www.parkpass.org or call 301-299-1990. Ages 3-6. Cost is $4.

Harp Music. Lily Neil, harpist, will perform at the Mansion at Strathmore, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Born to Read. Stories, rhymes, songs, and activities for children 0 to 24 months at Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, 10:30 a.m. Call 240-777-0970.

Afternoon Tea. Enjoy afternoon tea and live music from local artists at the Mansion at Strathmore, 1 p.m. Cost is $18. Call 301-581-5108 or visit www.strathmore.org.

<cal1>Thursday/March 1

<cal2>Theater. Rodgers and Hemmerstein's Cinderella will be at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center on the Montgomery College Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville, 8 p.m. Tickets $10 regular, $8 seniors and students. Call 301-279-5301.

Artist Reception. The 16th Annual Strathmore Artist Membership Multi-Media Juried Exhibition, "Food for Thought" will be at the Mansion at Strathmore more Feb. 24 - March 31. The reception will run from 7-9 p.m. Call 301-581-5160 to RSVP. Visit www.strathmore.org.

Celtic Fiddler. Bonnie Rideout's Caledonia, featuring Celtic fiddler Bonnie Rideout at the Music Center at Strathmore, 8 p.m. Tickets $25-$55. Call 1-877-BSO-1444.

<cal1>Friday/March 2

<cal2>Viva Las Vegas. The Herb Gordon Foundation for Gastrointestinal Cancers presents its Viva Las Vegas Fundraising Gala, showcasing an evening of live and silent auctions and casino-style entertainment from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Bethesda North Marriott and Conference Center. All proceeds from this charity event will fund research programs at the Washington Hospital Center and the Dana-Farber/ Harvard Cancer Center. Visit www.herbgordonfoundation.com.

Dance Bethesda. Dance Bethesda will feature free Friday night dance lessons and parties at downtown Bethesda dance studios from 8-10:30 p.m. Each dance studio will feature different types of dance genres, visit www.bethesda.org or call 301-215-6660.

Theater. Rodgers and Hemmerstein's Cinderella will be at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center on the Montgomery College Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville, 8 p.m. Tickets $10 regular, $8 seniors and students. Call 301-279-5301.

Opera. Bel Cantanti will present "Masterpieces of Bel Canto." The young soloists of Bel Cantanti Opera will perform arias, duets, and ensembles at the Randolph Road Theatre, 4010 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $30. Call 301-438-8682 or 703-237-8489.

Dance Workshop. A workshop on Indian dance will be at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda, room 304, 7-8:30 p.m. Ages 16 and up. Cost $25. Call 301-581-5204.

Swing Dance. The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents a Swing Dance with the Boilermaker Jazz Band. An introductory Swing lesson with Donna Barker and Mike Marcotte from 8-9 p.m. is followed by dancing until Midnight. Admission is $13, in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park. All proceeds benefit Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture Inc. Contact dbarker@glenechopark.org or call 301-634-2231.

Contra Dance. The Friday Night Dancers presents traditional American dancing including contra dances, square dances, and several waltzes. Contra dance 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. Contact info@fridaynightdance.org, or visit www.fridaynightdance.org.

BSO Dance. Enjoy Symphony with a dancing twist at the Music Center at Strathmore, 8 p.m. with Savion Glover and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Call 1-877-BSO-1444 for ticket availability.

<cal1>Saturday/March 3

<cal2>Artist Talk. David Parker will speak about his show "Vessels of Light" at Creative Partners Gallery, 4600 East West Highway, Bethesda, 3-5 p.m. Visit www.creatviepartnersart.com or call 301-951-9441.

Children's Theater. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, presents "Junebug and the Reverend," 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets, $10-$20. Call 301-280-1660.

Puppet Theater for Children. Puppet Co. presents "A Mid Summers Night's Dream," 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Recommended for grade 1 through adult. $8 for adults and children. Call 301-320-6668 or visit www.thepuppetco.org.

Classical Music. Bin Huang, violin, will perform at the Mondzac Performing Arts Center at Landon School, 6101 Wilson Lane , Bethesda, at 5 p.m. on March 3rd, 2007. Ms. Huang will be accompanied by the full Symphonette orchestra. Tickets: adults $18, accompanying adult and seniors $15, free admission to all students. Call 301-320-1090 or visit http://www.landon.net/home/content.asp?id=1497.

Dance Bethesda. A dance concert featuring multiple performers will be at the Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda, 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Doors open at 7pm for ticket sales. Visit http://www.bethesda.org/arts/Dance-Bethesda/concert.htm.

Ballet Master Class. An artist from New York City Ballet will teach master classes for teenagers, grades 6-12, from 2:30-4 p.m. and an adult class, 18+, 4:30-6 p.m. The ballet master classes will take place at Joy of Motion Dance Center Bethesda, located at 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 180E. Each class is limited to 30 students and pre-registration is required. All classes are $25 and registration forms can be found at www.bethesda.org or by calling 301-215-6660.

Theater. Rodgers and Hemmerstein's Cinderella will be at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center on the Montgomery College Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville, 8 p.m. Tickets $10 regular, $8 seniors and students. Call 301-279-5301.

Needlepoint Demonstration. The Local Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild will be hosting an exhibit of needlepoint works in the Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda. They will be demonstrating from 10 a.m. to noon and 2-4 p.m. Visit http://www.needlepoint.org/index.php.

Storytime. Join Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda for a Saturday story circle about nature. Bring a favorite nature story along, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. The group will read as many as possible, then go for a short stroll in the woods. Ages 3-6. Cost $4. To register go to www.parkpass.org or call 301-299-1990.

Classical Music. The Landon Symphonette will perform at the Mondzac Performing Arts Center, 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda, 5 p.m. Adults, $18; seniors, $15; students 16 and up with ID and students under 16 with accompanying paying adult are free. Call 301-320-3200.

Born to Read. Stories, rhymes, songs, and activities for children 0 to 24 months at Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, 10:30 a.m. Call 240-777-0970.

English Language Conversation Club. Join in practicing and improving spoken English with the help of volunteers leading discussions at the Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, 3 p.m. 2 hours. Call 240-777-0690.

Carousel Tours. 12 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo. Admission is free and the tour is also offered by appointment at 301-492-6229. Visit www.nps.gov/glec.

Park Tours. Walking tours of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo begin at 2 p.m. A 60-minute film documentary is shown at 4 p.m. Admission is free and the tour is also offered by appointment at 301-492-6229. Visit www.nps.gov/glec.

Climb Wall. View the Forest Tales exhibit, explore the trails that lead to the creek, and get crafty with arts and crafts. Climb Wall activities are included with the price of admission to Discovery Creek. Open 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Ages 4–9. Members and children under 2 are free, $5 for nonmembers. At the Stable at Glen Echo Park, located near the park entrance. Call 202-337-5111 or visit www.discoverycreek.org.

Swing Dance. The Washington Swing Dance Committee presents Melissa Martin and the Mighty Rhythm Kings. Beginner swing dance lesson 8-9 p.m., dance 9 p.m. to midnight, in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park. Dress is casual and no partner or dance experience is necessary. All ages are welcome. Cost: $12 or volunteer for one hour and get in free. Email Derek at wsdcvolunteer@hotmail.com. Call 301-340-9732 or visit www.wsdc.org.

Wind Music. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Wind Ensemble will perform at the Music Center at Strathmore, 3 p.m. Tickets are free. Call 800-999-2869.

<cal1>Sunday/March 4

<cal2>Children's Theater. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, presents "Junebug and the Reverend," 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. Tickets, $10-$20. Call 301-280-1660.

Puppet Theater for Children. Puppet Co. presents "A Mid Summers Night's Dream," 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Recommended for grade 1 through adult. $8 for adults and children. Call 301-320-6668 or visit www.thepuppetco.org.

Theater. Rodgers and Hemmerstein's Cinderella will be at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center on the Montgomery College Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville, 2 p.m. Tickets $10 regular, $8 seniors and students. Call 301-279-5301.

Film Screening. Cinema Art Bethesda will show "La Petite Jerusalem," a look at sexuality within the laws of religion. The doors to the Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, will open at 9:30 a.m. and the film will begin promptly at 10 a.m. A discussion led by a local film expert will follow the film. Tickets at the door are $14. Visit http://cinemaartbethesda.org/ or call 301-365-3679.

Artist Reception. The Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum, 10001 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda presents "Le Duet: Stevens and Solomon," a collection of work by Steven Carter and Solomon Asfaw from March 1-27. The artists reception will run 1:30-3:30 p.m. Call 301-897-1518.

Anniversary Party. Montgomery College, Rockville Campus Theatre Arts Building, Arena 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville will host the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Lincoln Park Historical Foundation. The theme will "Get On Board: The Gospel Train Ride to Freedom," 4-8 p.m. Call 301-251-2747 visit www.aapc-md.org.

Opera. Bel Cantanti will present "Masterpieces of Bel Canto." The young soloists of Bel Cantanti Opera will perform arias, duets, and ensembles at the Randolph Road Theatre, 4010 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, 3 p.m. Tickets $30. Call 301-438-8682 or 703-237-8489.

Italian Wine Tasting. Wine and appetizers sponsored by Centro Restaurant, B-CC Beer & Wine and Bella Italia all at Bella Italia, 4844 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, 6-8 p.m. Ages 21 and up. Free. Call 301-654-2667.

Art Exhibit. David Mosher’s "Life Unfolding" takes the viewer on a sensual and surreal journey into the inner world of the floral landscape. Kelly Mulligan’s "Deer, 2006" is playfully staged, detached from reality, and revealing of its artifice, while raising questions about beauty and vulnerability at Glen Echo Park Photoworks. Gallery hours 1-8 p.m. Call 301-229-4313 or 301-229-7930 for an appointment. Visit www.glenechophotoworks.org.

Carousel Tours. 12 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo. Admission is free and the tour is also offered by appointment at 301-492-6229. Visit www.nps.gov/glec.

Park Tours. Walking tours of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo begin at 2 p.m. A 60-minute film documentary is shown at 4 p.m. Admission is free and the tour is also offered by appointment at 301-492-6229. Visit www.nps.gov/glec.

Climb Wall. Climb at Discovery Creek Children’s Museum. View the Forest Tales exhibit, explore the trails that lead to the creek, and get crafty with arts and crafts. Climb Wall activities are included with the price of admission to Discovery Creek. Open 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (ages 4–9). Members and children under 2 are free, $5 for nonmembers. At the Stable at Glen Echo Park, located near the park entrance. Call 202-337-5111 or visit www.discoverycreek.org.

Waltz Dance. Waltz Time presents a beginning Waltz lesson from 3-3:30 p.m., followed by an afternoon of waltzes by Terpsichore. The dancing runs from 3:30-6 p.m., and admission for the whole afternoon is $8. Lesson and dancing in the Spanish Ballroom, no partner required.

Contra and Square Dance. The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American dancing with a focus on New England style contra dances, and including square dances, country mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. The newcomers' welcome lesson, 7 p.m., followed by called dances from 7:30-10:30 p.m. $10 nonmembers/$8 FSGW members, in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park.. Call 202-518-1299 or visit www.fsgw.org.

<cal1>Monday/March 5

<cal2>Book Club. Join the Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, for more discussions about French books in French with Madeleine Cottenet-Hage, Professor emeritus of the University of Maryland, 1 p.m. This month the will read Nancy Huston’s L’Empreinte de l’ange. Group size is limited and registration is required. Call 240 777-0970 to register.

<cal1>Tuesday/March 6

<cal2>Early Bugs & Buds. Trees and wildflowers are already blooming and that means their insect partners are out and about. Join Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda to learn a little, play a little, and hike a little to see spring flowers in action, 10-11 a.m. Ages 3-6. To register go to www.parkpass.org or call 301-299-1990.

Work-Out for a Cure. Fitness Express in partnership with the Beverly Farms PTA offers a dynamic, feel the burn work-out, 4:15-5:15 p.m., the Beverly Farms gym. Tax deductible donations to Breast Cancer Research, in lieu of a class fee appreciated. All fitness levels welcome. Call Marilyn at 301-523-1900.

Born to Read. Stories, rhymes, songs, and activities for children 0 to 24 months at Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, 10:30 a.m. Call 240-777-0970.

Memoir Writing. Join experienced instructor and author Margaret Blair for hands-on instruction on writing a memoir or personal essay at Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, 1 p.m. Spaces are limited; registration is required. Call 240 777-0970.

Fun With Toddlers. Join the Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, for a storytime perfect for new walkers. This program is designed for toddlers, 13-24 months, and includes lots of movement, songs, action rhymes, and puppet plays. Registration required. Call 240-777-0690.

Chinese Book Discussion. Chinese book discussion in Chinese language at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac, 7 p.m. Ask for the book at the Circulation Desk. 2 hours. Call 240-777-0690.

Children's Theater. Adventure Theatre and the Clara Barton House present "Clara Barton: The Courage Within." Clara's life is portrayed on stage at Adventure Theatre at Glen Echo Park, followed by a National Park Service tour of her historic home. Performances at 11 a.m. Cost is $8 for children and adults, grade three through six. Call 301-320-5331 or visit www.adventuretheatre.org.

Afternoon Tea. Enjoy afternoon tea and live music from local artists at the Mansion at Strathmore, 1 p.m. Cost is $18. Call 301-581-5108 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Flamenco. Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana will perform Flamenco dances at the Music Center at Strathmore, 8 p.m. Tickets $21-$40. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

<cal1>Wednesday/March 7

<cal2>An Introduction to Vernal Pools. Vernal pools are a fascinating and fragile habitat richly deserving of attention and protection. Through Locust Grove Nature Center's, 7777 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, power point presentation and discussion, learn why they are important, and how to effectively monitor them, 7-8:15 p.m. Ages 14 and up. Cost $4. To register go to www.parkpass.org or call 301-299-1990.

Film Screening. The pre-release debut of "The Power of Forgiveness" will be at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgtown Road, Rockville. Cost is $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 301-530-2613 or visit www.saintmarkpresby.org.

Conversation Club. This English language conversation club is conducted by an ESOL teacher and will run from 2-4 p.m. in the Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, meeting room. It is designed for non-native speakers of English at every skill level. This is a drop-in program, pre-registration is not required. Call 240-777-0970.

Babies In The Library. Join the Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac, for a storytime program designed for pre-walkers (birth to 12 months), 10:30 a.m. Infants and adults will perform lap bounces, clapping rhymes, lullabies, and other preliteracy activities with a librarian. Registration required. Call 240-777-0690.

Afternoon Tea. Enjoy afternoon tea and live music from local artists at the Mansion at Strathmore, 1 p.m. Cost is $18. Call 301-581-5108 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Singer/Sonwriter. LEA will peform at the Mansion at Strathmore, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $10. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.