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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 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/Jan. 17

<cal2>Afternoon Tea. Enjoy a cup of tea at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Behtesda, 1 p.m. A light lunch is served witht he special Strathmore Blen Tea and the sounds of local musicians. Tea is $18. Call 301-581-5108 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Shoe Therapy. Transform shoes into art sculptures. Little City Art Studio, 4808 Auburn Ave., 7:30-9:30 p.m. Cost is $125 (includes materials). Ages 18 and up. RSVP to 301-718-9644.

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.

Potomac Book Club. Adult book discussion, 1 p.m. "Where I Was From." Ask for the book at the Circulation Desk at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. No registration required. Call 240-777-0690.

<cal1>Thursday/Jan. 18

<cal2>Shoe Therapy. Transform shoes into art sculptures. Little City Art Studio, 4808 Auburn Ave., 7:30-9:30 p.m. Cost is $125 (includes materials). Ages 18 and up. RSVP to 301-718-9644.

Fun With Toddlers. Join the Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac, 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 (TTY 301-765-4083).

Music. Maureen McGovern with the BSO SuperPops presents "With a Song in My Heart at the Music Center at Strathmore, 8 p.m. Featuring music from "South Pacific," "Carousel," "The King and I," and much more. Tickets $43-$80. Visit www.strathmore.org of call 301-581-5100.

Theater. "Jane Eyre" will be presented by The Acting Company at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. Tickets $30, $28 seniors and students. Call 301-279-5301.

Duet Music. The Dreamsicles will be at the Blackrock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $19 in advance, $24 at the door. Call 301-528-2260.

<cal1>Friday/Jan. 19

<cal2>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.

Music 101. This “Music Listening 101” series seeks music lovers who want to learn more about the music they love. Offered in conjunction with concerts in the “Strathmore Presents” series, these pre-concert lectures reveal the history of the music. At the Music Center at Strathmore, 6:30 p.m. Tickets $10. Visit www.strathmore.org of call 301-581-5100.

Jazz Music. The Ramsey Lewis Trio featuring WPAS Men and Women of the Gospel Choir at the Music Center at Strathmore, 8 p.m. Tickets $18-$45. Visit www.strathmore.org of call 301-581-5100.

<cal1>Saturday/Jan. 20

<cal2>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.

Children's Theater. "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse" at Adventure Theatre at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Tickets $8. Call 301-320-5331 or visit www.adventuretheatre.org.

Gallery Exhibit. The Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo features Ann Oman, 12-5 p.m. Call 301-371-5593 or visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com.

Puppet Theater. Puppet Co. presents "Peter and the Wolf," at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Half life-sized marionettes tell this popular tale of good versus evil based on Prokovief's children's classic. An introduction to the instruments in the orchestra, and to the musical themes in the work precede, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Recommended for pre-K through grade 6. Cost is $8. Call 301-320-6668 or visit www.thepuppetco.org.

Swing Dance. The Jam Cellar presents a swing dance for one and all. Dancing to the Boilermaker Jazz Band. Beginner lesson from 8-9 p.m., included in the price of admission. $13, in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park. Visit www.thejamcellar.com.

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

Meet the Mule. During the Meet a Mule program learn about mules and how the canal boat families depended on them for their economic livelihood. Meet outside the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center or temporary visitor contact station near the snack bar at 2 p.m. for this 1 hour program. Call 301-767-3714.

Classical Music. National Philharmonic Ganz and Gekker Play Shostakovich at the Music Center at Strathmore, 8 p.m. Pianist Brian Ganz is joined by National Philharmonic Principal Trumpeter Chris Gekker for Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1 as part of an evening that celebrates the 150th anniversary of Sir Edward Elgar, the 100th anniversary of Russia’s Shostakovich and the 70th birthday of Maryland native Philip Glass. Tickets $25-$79. Visit www.strathmore.org of call 301-581-5100.

Classical Music. Violinist Elisabeth Adkins, Associate Concertmaster of the National Symphony, will team with her husband, pianist Edward Newman, to present a concert of music by Beethoven, Bolcom and Brahms. This free concert, sponsored by the Washington Conservatory of Music will be performed at Westmoreland Congregational UCC Church, One Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda, 8 p.m. Call 301-320-2770 or visit www.washingtonconservatory.org.

<cal1>Sunday/Jan. 21

<cal2>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.

Children's Theater. Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse at Adventure Theatre at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Tickets $8. Call 301-320-5331 or visit www.adventuretheatre.org.

Gallery Exhibit. The Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo features Ann Oman, 12-5 p.m. Call 301-371-5593 or visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com.

Puppet Theater. Puppet Co. presents "Peter and the Wolf," at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Half life-sized marionettes tell this popular tale of good versus evil based on Prokovief's children's classic. An introduction to the instruments in the orchestra, and to the musical themes in the work precede, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Recommended for pre-K through grade 6. Cost is $8. Call 301-320-6668 or visit www.thepuppetco.org.

Waltz Dance. Waltz Time presents a beginning Waltz lesson from 3-3:30 p.m., followed by an afternoon of waltzes with Rhapsody Dance Band. The dancing runs from 3:30-6 p.m., and admission for the whole afternoon is $8, in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, no partner required. Visit www.waltztimedances.org.

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.

Canal History. When the boats aren't running there is still a lot of work to do on the canal. Join a park ranger and see what sort of work boatmen and locktenders did in their spare time during the "A Canaller's Work in Never Done" program. Meet inside the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center or temporary visitor contact station near the snack bar at 2 p.m. for this 1 hour presentation. Call 301-767-3714.

Musica Pacifica. "Dancin in the Isles!," will be performed at the Mansion at Strathmore, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Discover enchanting and seldom heard music performed by this acclaimed, San Francisco-based ensemble. Tickets $26. Visit www.strathmore.org of call 301-581-5100.

Chamber Music. A performance of three classical pieces at the Chevy Chase United, Methodist Church, 7001 Connecticut Ave., 3 p.m. Open to the public.

<cal1>Tuesday/Jan. 23

<cal2>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 a cup of tea at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Behtesda, 1 p.m. A light lunch is served witht he special Strathmore Blen Tea and the sounds of local musicians. Tea is $18. Call 301-581-5108 or visit www.strathmore.org.

<cal1>Wednesday/Jan. 24

<cal2>Puppet Theater. Puppet Co. presents "Peter and the Wolf," at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Half life-sized marionettes tell this popular tale of good versus evil based on Prokovief's children's classic. An introduction to the instruments in the orchestra, and to the musical themes in the work precede, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Recommended for pre-K through grade 6. Cost is $8. Call 301-320-6668 or visit www.thepuppetco.org.

Afternoon Tea. Enjoy a cup of tea at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Behtesda, 1 p.m. A light lunch is served witht he special Strathmore Blen Tea and the sounds of local musicians. Tea is $18. Call 301-581-5108 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Shoe Therapy. Transform shoes into art sculptures. Little City Art Studio, 4808 Auburn Ave., 7:30-9:30 p.m. Cost is $125 (includes materials). Ages 18 and up. RSVP to 301-718-9644.

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.

Focus Music. Jonathan Byrd and Karen Mal will perform at O'Briens BBQ, 387 East Gude Drive, Rockville, 8 p.m. Call 301-275-7459.

<cal1>Thursday/Jan. 25

<cal2>Puppet Theater. Puppet Co. presents "Peter and the Wolf," at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Half life-sized marionettes tell this popular tale of good versus evil based on Prokovief's children's classic. An introduction to the instruments in the orchestra, and to the musical themes in the work precede, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Recommended for pre-K through grade 6. Cost is $8. Call 301-320-6668 or visit www.thepuppetco.org.

Shoe Therapy. Transform shoes into art sculptures. Little City Art Studio, 4808 Auburn Ave., 7:30-9:30 p.m. Cost is $125 (includes materials). Ages 18 and up. RSVP to 301-718-9644.

Storytime For Twos. Join Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac, for a storytime perfect for active two year olds, 10:30 a.m. A librarian will lead the children through rhymes, fingerplays, and other activities suited for 24 - 36 month old children. Registration required. Call 240-777-0690 (TTY 301-765-4083).

<cal1>Friday/Jan. 26

<cal2>Puppet Theater. Puppet Co. presents "Peter and the Wolf," at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Half life-sized marionettes tell this popular tale of good versus evil based on Prokovief's children's classic. An introduction to the instruments in the orchestra, and to the musical themes in the work precede, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Recommended for pre-K through grade 6. Cost is $8. Call 301-320-6668 or visit www.thepuppetco.org.

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.

Children's Storyteller. Queen Nur will perform "Sweet Potato Pie and Such" at the Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, 9:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. Tickets $15, $6 lap seat for children under 3. Call 301-924-3400 or visit olneytheatre.org.

<cal1>Saturday/Jan. 27

<cal2>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.

Children's Theater. Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse at Adventure Theatre at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Tickets $8. Call 301-320-5331 or visit www.adventuretheatre.org.

Gallery Exhibit. The Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo features Elena Boiardi, 12-5 p.m. Call 301-371-5593 or visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com.

Puppet Theater. Puppet Co. presents "Peter and the Wolf," at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Half life-sized marionettes tell this popular tale of good versus evil based on Prokovief's children's classic. An introduction to the instruments in the orchestra, and to the musical themes in the work precede, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Recommended for pre-K through grade 6. Cost is $8. Call 301-320-6668 or visit www.thepuppetco.org.

Swing Dance. The Mike Cunningham Orchestra will play at the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park. Beginning swing lesson at 8 p.m. is followed by dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. Visit www.tomcunningham.com.

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

Deaf Theater. Imagination Stage's Deaf Access Company presents "Journey to the World's Edge: a Folk Tale Told in the Irish Tradition," 2 and 4 p.m. at the Christopher and Dana Reeve Stuido Theatre, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Tickets $10. Call 301-280-1660 or (TTY) 301-718-8813 or visit www.imaginationstage.org.

Storytime and Films for Families. Join Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac, and watch films of popular picture books, do a stretch with a librarian, and hear a story, 10:30 a.m. For children of all ages. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

Sights and Sounds of the Season. Join a volunteer naturalist and discover the wonders of each season at the Great Falls area of the C & O Canal during the Sights and Sounds of the Season program. Meet outside the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center or temporary visitor contact station near the snack bar at 10 a.m. for this 2 hour walk. Call 301-767-3714.

Classical Guitar. The John E. Marlow Guitar Series presents international performing and recording classical guitarist, Adam Holzman, 8 p.m. in the Westmoreland Congregational UCC Church at 1 Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. Tickets $25. Students ages 7-17 are admitted free with a paying adult and ages18-22 are half price with a student ID. Call 301-654-6403 or visit www.marlowguitar.org.

Children's Storyteller. Queen Nur will perform "Sweet Potato Pie and Such" at the Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets $15, $6 lap seat for children under 3. Call 301-924-3400 or visit olneytheatre.org.

Opera. "The Marriage of Figaro" is presented by the Bulgarian State Opera at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St. Rockville, 8 p.m. Tickets $40 regular, $38 seniors and students. Call 301-379-5301.

<cal1>Sunday/Jan. 28

<cal2>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.

Gallery Exhibit. The Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo features Elena Boiardi, 12-5 p.m. Call 301-371-5593 or visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com.

Critiques and Coffee. A photo jam session at Photoworks at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Bring photos to a morning critique led by a Photoworks faculty member. Enjoy coffee and bagels and a lively discussion of taken images, photo interests and questions, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Arcade Building. Call 301-229-7930 or visit www.glenechophotoworks.org.

Puppet Theater. Puppet Co. presents "Peter and the Wolf," at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Half life-sized marionettes tell this popular tale of good versus evil based on Prokovief's children's classic. An introduction to the instruments in the orchestra, and to the musical themes in the work precede, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Recommended for pre-K through grade 6. Cost is $8. Call 301-320-6668 or visit www.thepuppetco.org.

Children's Theater. Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse at Adventure Theatre at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Tickets $8. Call 301-320-5331 or visit www.adventuretheatre.org.

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.

Deaf Theater. Imagination Stage's Deaf Access Company presents "Journey to the World's Edge: a Folk Tale Told in the Irish Tradition," 2 and 4 p.m. at the Christopher and Dana Reeve Stuido Theatre, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Tickets $10. Call 301-280-1660 or (TTY) 301-718-8813 or visit www.imaginationstage.org.

Meet the Mule. During the Meet a Mule program learn about mules and how the canal boat families depended on them for their economic livelihood. Meet outside the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center or temporary visitor contact station near the snack bar at 2 p.m. for this 1 hour program. Call 301-767-3714.

<cal1>Tuesday/Jan. 30

<cal2>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 a cup of tea at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Behtesda, 1 p.m. A light lunch is served witht he special Strathmore Blen Tea and the sounds of local musicians. Tea is $18. Call 301-581-5108 or visit www.strathmore.org.

After School Storytime. Join Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac, for an after school storytime for children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade, 4 p.m. Stories and activities will feature a winter theme. Registration required. Call 240-777-0690 (TTY 301-765-4083).