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<lst>To have community events listed free in The Potomac Almanac, send mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, Va. 22102, 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/March 21

<cal2>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.

Potomac Book Club. Adult book discussion on "Digging to America," at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac, 1 p.m. Call 240-777-0690.

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.

<cal1>Thursday/March 22

<cal2>Children's Theater. Adventure Theatre presents "Radish Rabbit and the Dangerous Mugwump (and Chicken Little Too!)," at Glen Echo Park, 10 a.m. Cost $5 for children and adults, recommended for pre-K through second grade. Playing time is approximately 1 hour. Call 301-320-5331 or visit www.adventuretheatre.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.

Storytime for Twos. Join Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac, for a storytime perfect for active 2-year-olds, 10:30 p.m. Come prepared to sing and play. Registration required. Call 240-777-0690.

Acapella. Rockapella will peform at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, 8 p.m. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

<cal1>Friday/March 23

<cal2>Art Show. Big 100.3 will debut Ringo Starr's hand-signed fine art pieces for the first time in the Washington, D.C. area, at the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. The exhibit is free to the public and all works of art are available to purchase at special show prices. All of Ringo's proceeds from the sale of the artwork will be donated to the Lotus Foundation. Visit www.idigbig.com.

Club Friday. The Potomac Community Center will feature a special magic show by "Magic and Mischief" master magician Brian Curry. Program is for grades 3-6. Guest are $2 in advance or $5 at the door. Call 240-777-6969.

Art Exhibit. The Art Glass Consortium at Glen Echo presents "The Artist's Journey" exhibit. This exhibit is the culmination of a six-month class journey which has introduced advanced students and emerging artists to the various processes and stages of creating art works and producing a gallery exhibit. The exhibit is open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Contact Bobbi Vischi at 703-850-9783.

Swingin' the Blues. The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents "Swingin' the Blues" with BG & the Mojo Hands. An introductory lesson from 8-9 p.m. is folloteaching and hopefully play dmission is $13, in the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, and includes the lesson. 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.

Preschool Storytime. Stories, songs, rhymes, and activities for three to five-year-olds at Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, 10:30 a.m. Call 240-777-0970.

Jazz Music. Local jazz musicians L'Tanya Mari and Perry Conticchio and Montgomery College music faculty will perform “An Evening of Jazz,” a concert celebration to raise scholarship funds for music students at Montgomery College, 8 p.m., at the College’s Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville. Tickets will not be sold for this concert, but there is a suggested donation of $10. Call 301-279-5209 or visit www.montgomerycollege.edu.

<cal1>Saturday/March 24

<cal2>Art Show. Big 100.3 will debut Ringo Starr's hand signed fine art pieces for the first time in the Washington D.C. area, at the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. The exhibit is free to the public and all works of art are available to purchase at special show prices. All of Ringo's proceeds from the sale of the artwork will be donated to the Lotus Foundation. Visit www.idigbig.com.

South American Music. Choral Cantigas will perform at Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, 6601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, 7 p.m. Tickets are $15-$25. Call 301-424-8296 or visit www.cantigas.org.

Dance. The CityDance Ensemble will present "Bold Steps" at the CityDance Center at Strathmore, Studio 405, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and include wine and cheese. Visit www.citydance.net or call 301-581-5206.

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, $25. Call 301-280-1660. The 7 p.m. performance will be party night. Children will receive a snack and special souvenir, plus meet the actors.

Concert. The Minella Duo from Milan will perform at Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ, 1 Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda, 8 p.m. Adults, $25; college students, $12.50; ages 7-17 are free. Call 301-654-6403.

Art Exhibit. The Art Glass Consortium at Glen Echo presents "The Artist's Journey" exhibit. This exhibit is the culmination of a six-month class journey which has introduced advanced students and emerging artists to the various processes and stages of creating art works and producing a gallery exhibit. The exhibit is open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Contact Bobbi Vischi at 703-850-9783.

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.

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.

Saturday Storytime. Stories, songs, rhymes, and activities for three to five-year-olds at Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, 10:30 a.m. Call 240-777-0970.

Storytime and Films. 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 p.m. For children of all ages. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 240-777-0690.

Swing Dance. The Tom Cunningham Orchestra will peform at the Spanish Ballroom in Glen Echo Park. Beginning swing lesson at 8 p.m. is followed by dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission $13, in the Spanish Ballroom. Visit www.tomcunningham.com.

Maryland Day. Strathmore presents a Maryland Day Celebration with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra at 2 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Tickets are $18, $22, $28, $32, and $35. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Mother and Daughter Tea. Mother & Daughter Afternoon Tea at Amada Amante, 9755 Traville Gateway Drive, Rockville, 1-3 p.m. Food, scones, tea, craft and the girls get their nails polished. Call 240-461-8361 or visit www.amadaamante.com.

<cal1>Sunday/March 25

<cal2>Vocal Music. Soprano Nancy Almquist with pianist Jeffery Watson will perform music of Henry Purcell and Samuel Barber, 4 p.m. This free concert, sponsored by the Washington Conservatory of Music will be performed at Westmoreland Congregational UCC Church, One Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. Donations are accepted at the door. Call 301-320-2770 or visit www.washingtonconservatory.org.

Glee Club Concert. United States Naval Academy Women's Glee Club Concert under the direction of James L. Turk, 7 p.m. at Geneva Presbyterian Church, 11931 Seven Locks Road, Potomac. Free. Call 301-424-4346.

Art Show. Big 100.3 will debut Ringo Starr's hand-signed fine art pieces for the first time in the Washington D.C. area, at the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. The exhibit is free to the public and all works of art are available to purchase at special show prices. All of Ringo's proceeds from the sale of the artwork will be donated to the Lotus Foundation. Visit www.idigbig.com.

Art Show. The Garage Gallery is an annual student-run exhibition, which culminates three years of work in the International Baccalaureate Art Program at Richard Montgomery High School. Contact Mark Hsen, Emily Johnson, Fiona Matthews, or Alison Russell c/o Ruth Fishman, Richard Montgomery High School, Art Department, 301-279-8452 or e-mail Ruth_S_Fishman@mcpsmd.org.

Violin Music. Sarah Chang, violin will perform with Ashley Wass, piano at the Music Center at Strathmore, 4 p.m. Concert preview for Washington Performing Arts Society members at 3 p.m. Tickets $75-$85. Visit www.strathmore.org.

Dance. The CityDance Ensemble will present "Bold Steps" at the CityDance Center at Strathmore, Studio 405, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and include wine and cheese. Visit www.citydance.net or call 301-581-5206.

Film Screening. Cinema Art Bethesda will show "Water," a gentle yet powerful drama of social protest. 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.

Folk Music. Mack Bailey solo artist as well as member of The Hard Travelers and the folk trio The Limeliters, performs in a rare solo appearance at Folk Fest as part of a Sunday Afternoon Music Series at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, 5450 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda, 5-6:30 p.m. Cost is $10. Call 301-229-9191 or e-mail karen@mackbailey.com.

Chamber Music. FAES Chamber Music Series presents Auryn Quartet and Roger Tapping, viola will perform at Congregation Beth-El, 8215 Old Georgtown Road, Bethesda, 4 p.m. Tickets $12-$28. Call 301-496-7976.

Art Exhibit. The Art Glass Consortium at Glen Echo presents "The Artist's Journey" exhibit. This exhibit is the culmination of a six-month class journey which has introduced advanced students and emerging artists to the various processes and stages of creating art works and producing a gallery exhibit. The exhibit is open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Contact Bobbi Vischi at 703-850-9783.

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.

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. Lessons 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 26

<cal2>Art Show. The Garage Gallery is an annual student-run exhibition, which culminates three years of work in the International Baccalaureate Art Program at Richard Montgomery High School. Contact Mark Hsen, Emily Johnson, Fiona Matthews, or Alison Russell c/o Ruth Fishman, Richard Montgomery High School, Art Department, 301-279-8452 or e-mail Ruth_S_Fishman@mcpsmd.org.

Indy Rock. The Decemberists will perfrom at the Music Center at Strathmore, 8 p.m. Tickets are $39.50. Visit www.strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.

Bedtime Storytime. Stories, songs, rhymes, and activities for three to five-year-olds at Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, 10:30 a.m. Call 240-777-0970.

French Literature. Join Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, for more discussions about French books in French with Madeleine Cottenet-Hage, 7:30 p.m. This month read Nancy Huston’s "L’Empreinte de l’ange." Call 240 777-0970 to register.

<cal1>Tuesday/March 27

<cal2>Art Show. The Garage Gallery is an annual student-run exhibition, which culminates three years of work in the International Baccalaureate Art Program at Richard Montgomery High School. Contact Mark Hsen, Emily Johnson, Fiona Matthews, or Alison Russell c/o Ruth Fishman, Richard Montgomery High School, Art Department, 301-279-8452 or e-mail Ruth_S_Fishman@mcpsmd.org.

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.

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.

Time for Two's. Stories, songs, rhymes, and activities for two- to three-year-olds at Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, 10:30 a.m. Call 240-777-0970.

Afterschool Storytime. Join the 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.

<cal1>Wednesday/March 28

<cal2>Music. LEA, a singer/songwriter, will perform at the Mansion at Strathmore, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Visit www.strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.

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

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.

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.

<cal1>Thursday/March 29

<cal2>Cherry Blossom Concert. Hear traditional Japanese instruments at the Mansion at Strathmore, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $10. Visit www.strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.

Classical Music. The BSO at Strathmore presents "Symmetry and the Golden Ratio," a concert exploring the Golden Ratio and its presence in music, 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore. Tickets $43-$80. Visit www.strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.

Children's Theater. Adventure Theatre presents "Radish Rabbit and the Dangerous Mugwump (and Chicken Little Too!)," at Glen Echo Park, 10 a.m. Cost $5 for children and adults, recommended for pre-K through second grade. Playing time is approximately 1 hour. Call 301-320-5331 or visit www.adventuretheatre.org.

Time for Two's. Stories, songs, rhymes, and activities for two- to three-year-olds at Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, 10:30 a.m. Call 240-777-0970.

Photograph Preservation Workshop. Donna Wells, Prints and Photographs Librarian at the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University, will show participants the best methods for preserving their photographs at Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, 3 p.m. Call 240 777-0970.

<cal1>Friday/March 30

<cal2>Persian Music. Siavash Ghomayshi and Hatef will peform at the Music Center at Strathmore, 8 p.m. Tickets are $25-$65. Visit www.strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.

Club Friday. The Potomac Community Center will feature make your own ice cream sundaes and NYX dj's. Program is for grades 3-6. Guest are $2 in advance or $5 at the door. Call 240-777-6969.

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.

<cal1>Saturday/March 31

<cal2>Potomac Cleanup. The 19th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Have fun with neighbors and friends while helping the community by picking up trash. Site leaders and volunteers are needed at hundreds of sites throughout Northern Virginia and Maryland. Call 301-292-5665 or visit www.trashfreepotomac.org.

Chamber Music. "Let All the World in Every Corner Sing," Cantate Chamber Singers and Gisele Becker at St. John’s Norwood Parish, 6701 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, 8 p.m. Cost is $12-$25. Call 301-986-1799.

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.

Swing Dance. Flying Feet Enterprises presents a swing dance with Peaches O'Dell and Her He Man Orchestra. Beginning Swing lesson from 8-9 p.m. with Marc Shepanek and Ellen Engle is followed by dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, $13. Call 301-299-8728 or 202-244-2787 or visit www.flyingfeet.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.

<cal1>Sunday/April 1

<cal2>Waltz Dance. Waltz Time presents a beginning waltz lesson from 3 to 3:30 p.m., followed by an afternoon of waltzes by Blue Bamboo. The dancing runs from 3:30-6 p.m. and cost for lesson and dance is $8. Everything happens in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, no partner required. Visit www.waltztimedances.org, call 202-238-0230, or e-mail info@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. Lessons 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.

Mostly Blues Dance. The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents a mostly Blues Dance with Clarence "The Bluesman" Turner Band. Mike Marcotte and Donna Barker will offer a blues lesson from 7-8:30 p.m. This extended, 1-1/2 hour workshop offers footwork, moves and lead/follow techniques for dancing to slow, blues tunes. No partner required. Cost for the lesson and dance is $17, or attend just the dance from 8:30-1:30 p.m. for $12, in the Bumper Car Pavilion in Glen Echo Park. Contact dbarker@glenechopark.org or call 301-634-2231 or visit www.dancedc.com.

<cal1>Tuesday/April 3

<cal2>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.

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.