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Communicating Success to Children. Parents will learn to identify the purposes of a child's misbehavior and develop effective discipline and encouragement strategies for positively redirecting these behaviors. Required text, $15. Wednesdays, April 16 – May 21, 7-8:30 p.m. at the YMCA Ayrlawn Program Center, 5650 Oakmont Ave., Bethesda. Registration: Call 301-229-1347 or email: email@example.com.
Let's Talk About It! This group for 14-15 year old girls is an opportunity to build confidence and self-esteem through exploring issues we all face: relationships, identity and fitting in. Group meets on Wednesdays, through April 30; 4:30-5:30 p.m. at JSSA, 200 Wood Hill Road, Rockville. Call 301-816-2633 to register.
Pottery Classes for Teens. A basic introduction to the potter's wheel. These classes allow students to throw at their own skill level. Classes meet for six weeks from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesdays (May 13 - June 17) and Thursdays (May 15 - June 19). Tuition, $108, includes tools and supplies. For students attending middle and high school (age range: 11 - 16). At Glen Echo Pottery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Call 301-229-5585 or visit www.glenechopottery.com.
Anger Management Group for Teens. In this ongoing group participants are taught to identify triggers, slow down their arousal when angered and process and act on anger in a constructive way. The goal of anger management is not to eliminate the anger but to use it as a signal that something needs to be addressed. Middle school and high school age boys and girls groups offered. Group meets on Wednesdays, through May 28; 6-7 p.m. at JSSA, 200 Wood Hill Road, Rockville. Call 301-816-2633 to register.
Art classes for toddlers, karate, dance and magic-trick lessons for children, fencing lessons for teens and yoga for adults are a few of the courses offered by the Montgomery County Recreation Department at Potomac Community Center. Elsewhere in the county, the Rec Department offers courses from skateboarding to yoga to cooking to youth art. Pick up the Montgomery County Recreation Department Guide a Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road, Potomac, call 240-777-6840 or visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov, then click "Departments," then "Recreation," then "RECord" for course information.
Dance Class. Learn ballet, jazz, hip-hop, yoga and more in a variety of classes held daily from 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. at Dansez! Dansez!, 4920 St. Elmo Ave., Bethesda. All ages. Call for prices and times. 301-652-2551.
Yoga Classes. Sample lyengar method of Hatha Yoga, Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., Suite PH#7, Bethesda. Free. Call for schedule. 301-656-8992.
Joy of Dance Class. Fall semester begins new dance classes at Joy of Motion Dance Center, 7315 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 180 E, Bethesda. Call for more information 301-986-0016.
Children's Movement Classes. Creative Movement fall session starts at Kids Moving Company, 7475 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Classes held on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Times vary by ages. 9 months-9 years. $25/class or $375/session. 301-656-1543.
Dance Music. There is dancing every week from 3:30-6 p.m. at Glen Echo Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Blend together swing, waltz, tango, foxtrot and others for $8/person. Free dance lesson at 3 p.m. 703-425-7926.
PEP Parenting Classes. Parenting classes for parents of children from birth through age 18. Learn vital skills that will bring out the best in children and parents. Classes are offered both during daytime and evening throughout the area. Call 301-929-8824 or visit www.parentencouragement.org.
The Montgomery County Commission for Women Counseling & Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville, provides personal, career, and couples counseling for women. Counseling sessions are available in 50-minute sessions for $40. Call 240-777-8300.
City Dance Center, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, is now enrolling all ages and abilities for classes. Call 301-581-5204 or visit www.citydance.net.
Master Greg Maye, owner, director and head instructor of the Jhoon Rhee Institute in Potomac Village, 11815 Seven Locks Road, is a 6th-degree black belt and certified master instructor by Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee. He is the senior instructor for the Jhoon Rhee Institute of Tae Kwon Do's Washington, D.C.-metropolitan area, with 10 studios locally. He offers private lessons, personal training and seminars. Visit www.jhoonrheeinstitute.com/contact_us.html for more.
The Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center, in conjunction with the African Immigrant and Refugee Foundation, has added a series of daytime ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes for adults. The classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m., and will run for 20 consecutive weeks. The center is located at 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring. Child care will be provided at no charge. The classes are free, but a $10 refundable deposit and $16 book fee are required. Registration and placement testing will take place on the first day of class. To sign up for a class or for more information, call 240-777-8400.