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Calendary, July 9-15

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<cal1>Wednesday/July 9

<cal2>Outdoor Concert. Enjoy an evening of classical works under the stars, including Bartok’s String Quartet No. 4, and Piazzolla’s "Histoire du Tango" and Dvorak's Piano Quintet No. 81 outdoors at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Free. Visit www.strathmore.org.

Book Group. A fiction book group meets at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, 7:30 p.m. Call 301-986-1761.

Focus Music. Allison Downey and John Austin will perform along with Sense of Wonder at O’Brien’s BBQ, 387 East Gude Drive, Rockville at 8 p.m. Tickets: $15, $12 members. Visit www.focusmusic.org.

Baseball. Watch the Bethesda Big Trains take on the Bombers at Povich Field, 10600 Westlake Drive in Cabin John Regional Park, Bethesda, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 adults and $3 for children. Call 301-983-1006 or visit www.bigtrain.org.

<cal1>Thursday/July 10

<cal2>Backyard Theater. Nominated in 2007 for a GRAMMY award for Best Musical Album for Children, Bill Harley will perform at the Backyard Theater Stage at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $6. Children under three are free. Visit www.strathmore.org.

BSO: The Four Seasons. Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" is led by BSO concertmaster Jonathan Carney, intermingled with Piazzolla's tango-infused "Four Seasons of Buenos Aires" at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, 8 p.m. Visit www.strathmore.org.

Evening Concert. Thursday Night concerts will take place from 6-8 p.m. in Veterans Park located at the corner of Woodmont and Norfolk Avenues in Bethesda. This week’s performer will be The Nighthawks (Blues). Contact 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

Hot Squares. Join Hot Squares in the Olde Towne Tonight for an evening of traditional American square dancing at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, 8-10:30 p.m. No dance experience, lessons, or partner required. All dances are taught. This week features Laura Brown, Ann Fallon, Eva Murray, Janine Smith, Susan Taylor calling hot squares to the music of the Saddlehorn String Band. Admission: $8. Call 301-651-8971 or 410-268-0231.

<cal1>Friday/July 11

<cal2>Bethesda Art Walk. 12 galleries and studios open late in Downtown Bethesda from 6-9 p.m. Guided tours: 6:30 p.m. starting at the Bethesda Metro Center. Call 301-215-6660.

Dance Concert. Dance away Friday nights with live bands at 3 Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda from 6-9 p.m. Free. Call 301-652-4988.

Baseball. Watch the Bethesda Big Trains take on the Orioles at Povich Field, 10600 Westlake Drive in Cabin John Regional Park, Bethesda, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 adults and $3 for children. Call 301-983-1006 or visit www.bigtrain.org.

Contra Dances. The Friday Night Dancers presents Contra dancing as well as some square dances and waltzes in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. There is a Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. followed by the called dance from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Beginners are always welcome. Admission: $9. Contact Email: info@fridaynightdance.org.

Swing Dance. The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents a Swing Dance with the Boilermaker Jazz Band from Pennsylvania at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. An introductory Swing lesson with Donna Barker and Mike Marcotte from 8 - 9 p.m. is followed by dancing until Midnight. No partner necessary; admission includes the lesson at 8 pm. Admission: $13. Contact Email: dbarker@glenechopark.org.

<cal1>Saturday/July 12

<cal2>Baseball. Watch the Bethesda Big Trains take on the Orioles at Povich Field, 10600 Westlake Drive in Cabin John Regional Park, Bethesda, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 adults and $3 for children. Tonight is the BCC Rescue Squad Appreciation Night. Meet firefighters and explore fire trucks while enjoying the game. Call 301-983-1006 or visit www.bigtrain.org.

Book Sale. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Potomac Chapter at the Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac, 9 a.m. Most hardbacks $1 and paperbacks $.50.

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

Picnic on the Potomac. Help the Potomac Conservancy reach its goal of raising $5,000 through its 100 Friends Online Campaign, which culminates at a member picnic at Carderock Pavilion, Carderock from 4-8 p.m. Contact Potomac Conservancy at info@potomac.org or 301-608-1188, x201.

Swing Dance. Flying Feet Enterprises presents a Swing dance with the J Street Jumpers at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. A beginning Swing lesson from 8 to 9 p.m. with Marc Shepanek and Ellen Engle is followed by dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight in the Spanish Ballroom. Admission: $13. Contact Email: dance@flyingfeet.org.

Storytime. Kat Tales featuring Kat Aerobics will be at Barnes and Noble Bookseelers, Bethesda, 4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, 11 a.m. Call 301-986-1761.

Laugh Riot. Enjoy five local comics and have a chance to tell jokes yourself at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda, 7400 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, 8-10 p.m. Cost $10. Call 301-657-1234.

Bethesda Artist Market. 25 artists sell fine art and craft, live entertainment at Bethesda Place Plaza, corner of Old Georgetown Road. and Woodmont Ave. from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Call 301-215-6660.

Carousel Tours. Carousel tours start at 12 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, and give visitors a closer look at the 1921 Dentzel carousel. Find out how it was made, how it works, and about the rest of the amusement park attractions that were built around it. Visit www.nps.gov/glec.

Park Tour. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, tours begin at 2 p.m. and lead visitors through a walking tour of the Park to learn about its history and the current programs in arts, dance and children’s activities. Admission is free. Tours begin at the visitor's desk in the Arcade Building..Visit www.nps.gov/glec.

Nature Program. Come visit Discovery Creek Children's Museum Forest Tales exhibition at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Spend time with the entire family while participating in engaging science and nature activities. In the former Glen Echo Park stable building, near the park entrance. Open 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission is free for members and children under 2, $5 for nonmembers. Call 202-337-5111 to make arrangements or visit www.discoverycreek.org.

<cal1>Sunday/July 13

<cal2>Cajun Dance. Dancing by the Bayou presents an afternoon Cajun dance with Feufollet at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, 3-6 p.m. in the Spanish Ballroom. Admission includes an introductory Cajun dance lesson at 3 p.m. followed by dancing from 3:30 - 6 p.m. to fabulous live music. Admission: $15. Contact Email: Dancingbythebayou@verizon.net.

Family Dance. Spend the afternoon dancing with children at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo Park . Each of the family dances features live music and dance calling from 3-5 p.m. in the Bumper Car Pavilion. On this day enjoy Peggy Hesley calling to The Contraptions. Admission: $5. Web site: www.fsgw.org.

Contra and Square Dance. The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American dancing with a focus on New England style contra dances, including square dances, country mixers, waltzes and other couple dances at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo in the Bumper Car Pavillion. All dances are taught, and no partner is necessary. The newcomers' welcome lesson is at 7 p.m., followed by called dances with caller Peggy Hesley and The Contraptions from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission: $12 nonmembers/$9 FSGW members. Web site: www.fsgw.org.

Carousel Tours. Carousel tours start at 12 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, and give visitors a closer look at the 1921 Dentzel carousel. Find out how it was made, how it works, and about the rest of the amusement park attractions that were built around it. Visit www.nps.gov/glec.

Park Tour. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, tours begin at 2 p.m. and lead visitors through a walking tour of the Park to learn about its history and the current programs in arts, dance and children’s activities. Admission is free. Tours begin at the visitor's desk in the Arcade Building..Visit www.nps.gov/glec.

Nature Program. Come visit Discovery Creek Children's Museum Forest Tales exhibition at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Spend time with the entire family while participating in engaging science and nature activities. In the former Glen Echo Park stable building, near the park entrance. Open 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission is free for members and children under 2, $5 for nonmembers. Call 202-337-5111 to make arrangements or visit www.discoverycreek.org.

<cal1>Monday/July 14

<cal2>Storytime. Monday morning storytime at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, 11 a.m. Call 301-986-1761.

Vive la France. Celebrate Bastille Day with song, dance and indoor fireworks at Jabberu, 4926 Del Ray Ave., Bethesda, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ages 4-8. Free. RSVP to 301-951-1101.

<cal1>Tuesday/July 15

<cal2>Little Bugs Story Hours. Summer story times on the Summer Reading Club theme: Catch the Reading Bug at the Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda. Stories, music, and DVDs. Call 301-657-0840.

Bustles and Beaux. Join Michael Bevel for a discussion of Edith Wharton's novel, "The House of Mirth" at Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda. Call 240-777-0970.

Book Group. A science and technology book club will meet at 4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, 7:30 p.m. Call 301-986-1761.

Author Event. Fred Burton author of "Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent" will be at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, 7:30 p.m. Call 301-986-1761.

Afternoon Tea. Enjoy the sounds of local musicians while enjoying afternoon tea in the Shapiro Music Room at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, 1 p.m. Tea is $21. Call 301-581-5108.

<cal1>Wednesday/July 16

<cal2>Outdoor Concert. With a sound rooted in New Orleans street parades, high-haired rockabillies, low down blues shouters, uptown swing, downtown jazz and honky-tonk country, The Grandsons perform their songs about hitchhiking and heartbreak, mob bosses’ daughters, overly aggressive young ladies, supermarket tabloids and more outdoors at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Free. Visit www.strathmore.org.

Lunchtime Concert. Wednesday lunchtime concerts will take place from 12 – 2 p.m. at the Bethesda Place Plaza located at 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. This weeks performer is Alison Crockett (Smooth Jazz and Pop). Free. Contact 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

Baseball. Watch the Bethesda Big Trains take on the Thunderbirds at Povich Field, 10600 Westlake Drive in Cabin John Regional Park, Bethesda, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 adults and $3 for children. Call 301-983-1006 or visit www.bigtrain.org.

Birding. The Audubon Society will host bird watching at the Woodbridge/Occoquan NWR. Half day. Songbirds, waterfowl, eagles and other raptors. Meet place/time: 7:30 a.m. inside refuge at central parking. Make reservation (6-person limit) with leader Jim Waggener, 703-567-3555.

Insect Zoo. Entomologist Kay Taub offers a hands-on experience with her Insect Zoo at Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, 1 p.m. Registration required; limited space available. Call 240-777-0970.

Afternoon Tea. Enjoy the sounds of local musicians while enjoying afternoon tea in the Shapiro Music Room at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, 1 p.m. Tea is $21. Call 301-581-5108.

<cal1>Thursday/July 17

<cal2>Movie. As part of this year’s Metamorphosis Teen Summer Reading Program, the Rockville Library, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville, will show the movie "Eight Legged Freaks," starting at 3 p.m. Contact the library at 240-777-0140.

Backyard Theater. Join this Anansegro of Ghana for their program "Anansegro: West African Dance, Drums, Story and Games" at the Backyard Theater Stage at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $6. Children under three are free. Visit www.strathmore.org.

Tchaikovsky Spectacular. Join the BSO in an evening of Tchaikovsky's Top 40 fare, including his violin concerto, "Romeo and Juliet" and selections from "Swan Lake" at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, 8 p.m. Visit www.strathmore.org.

Evening Concert. Thursday Night concerts will take place from 6-8 p.m. in Veterans Park located at the corner of Woodmont and Norfolk Avenues in Bethesda. This week’s performer will be Janine Wilson (Alternative Rock and Blues). Contact 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

<cal1>Friday/July 18

<cal2>Rock Music. T.V. John and The Legendary Band will perform at Dietle’s Tavern, 11010 Rockville Pike, Rockville, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. $6 cover charge. Call 301-881-8711.

The Great Zucchini. The Great Zucchini will perform at the Cabin John Mall Atrium, 11325 Seven Locks Road, Potomac. Enjoy this magical performance filled with jokes and belly laughs made possible by Tree Top Kids.

Contra Dance. Contra dance is a type of folk dance for all ages. All dances feature top quality live music. Contra dances are held every Friday night at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, with a lesson at 7:30 p.m. and the dance from 8:30 - 11:30 p.m. Beginners are always welcome. Admission: $9. Contact Email: info@fridaynightdance.org.

Cajun/Zydeco Dance. Dancing by the Bayou presents Cajun and Zydeco dancing with Roy Carrier & the Night Rockers at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Admission includes an introductory Zydeco dance lesson at 8 p.m. followed by dancing until midnight to fabulous live music in the Bumper Car Pavilion. Admission: $18. Contact Email: Dancingbythebayou@verizon.net.

Author Event. Melissa Marr author of "Ink Exchange" will be at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, 5:30 p.m. Call 301-986-1761.

<cal1>Saturday/July 19

<cal2><cal1>Saturday/July 19

<cal2>Baseball. Watch the Bethesda Big Trains take on the Braves at Povich Field, 10600 Westlake Drive in Cabin John Regional Park, Bethesda, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 adults and $3 for children. Call 301-983-1006 or visit www.bigtrain.org.

Paddle on the Patuxent. Join the Audubon Society for a leisurely paddle through tidal marshes and along the Patuxent River’s edge at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary in Anne Arundel County, Md., 4-8 p.m. Limited to 15 participants who will walk 2 miles round-trip to access the canoes. Members: $28; Nonmembers: $39. Registration required. The www.audubonnaturalist.org.

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

Swing Dance. Join Gottaswing, LLC for another swing dance with the Deanna Bogart Band in the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Beginner swing lesson with Tom and Debra 8 – 9 p.m., dance 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. Admission: $15. Contact Phone: 703-359-9882. Website: www.gottaswing.com.

Trail Run. Enjoy running along the C&O Canal tow path and surrounding trails with the Potomac Conservancy at 8 a.m. There will be two routes, a short and long one to match everyone’s speed. Meet at the River Center at Lockhouse 8, C&O Canal National Historical Park, 7906 Riverside Ave., Cabin John. Contact Bridget Chapin at 301-608-1188 or visit www.potomac.org.

Storytime. Kat Tales featuring Kat Aerobics will be at Barnes and Noble Bookseelers, Bethesda, 4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, 11 a.m. Call 301-986-1761.

Laugh Riot. Enjoy five local comics and have a chance to tell one’s own jokes at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda, 7400 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, 8-10 p.m. Cost $10. Call 301-657-1234.

Carousel Tours. Carousel tours start at 12 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, and give visitors a closer look at the 1921 Dentzel carousel. Find out how it was made, how it works, and about the rest of the amusement park attractions that were built around it. Visit www.nps.gov/glec.

Park Tour. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, tours begin at 2 p.m. and lead visitors through a walking tour of the Park to learn about its history and the current programs in arts, dance and children’s activities. Admission is free. Tours begin at the visitor's desk in the Arcade Building. Visit www.nps.gov/glec.

Nature Program. Come visit Discovery Creek Children's Museum Forest Tales exhibition at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Spend time with the entire family while participating in engaging science and nature activities. In the former Glen Echo Park stable building, near the park entrance. Open 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission is free for members and children under 2, $5 for nonmembers. Call 202-337-5111 to make arrangements or visit www.discoverycreek.org.

<cal1>Sunday/July 20

<cal2>Baseball. Watch the Bethesda Big Trains take on the Bombers at Povich Field, 10600 Westlake Drive in Cabin John Regional Park, Bethesda, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 adults and $3 for children. Call 301-983-1006 or visit www.bigtrain.org.

The Buzz on Bees and Wasps. Take a look at their diversity, fascinating life histories, significant ecological roles, and worrisome threats facing bees and wasps in our area with ANS Senior Naturalist Cliff Fairweather, 8:30 – 11 a.m. After a short indoor lecture, we'll spend time outdoors, combing the Woodend Sanctuary for wasps and bees, identifying them and observing their habits. Members: $16.50; Nonmembers: $23. Visit www.audubonnaturalist.org.

Waltz Dance. Waltz Time presents a beginning waltz lesson from 3 to 3:30 p.m., followed by an afternoon of waltzes and other couples dances in the Spanish Ballroom in Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Dancing from 3:30 to 6 p.m. to the music of Terpsichore. Admission: $8. Contact Email: 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, including square dances, country mixers, waltzes and other couple dances in the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. All dances are taught, and no partner is necessary. The newcomers' welcome lesson is at 7 p.m., followed by called dances with Elinor Preston calling to Out of the Wood from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission: $12 nonmembers/$9 FSGW members. Contact Phone: 202-518-1299.

Carousel Tours. Carousel tours start at 12 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, and give visitors a closer look at the 1921 Dentzel carousel. Find out how it was made, how it works, and about the rest of the amusement park attractions that were built around it. Visit www.nps.gov/glec.

Park Tour. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, tours begin at 2 p.m. and lead visitors through a walking tour of the Park to learn about its history and the current programs in arts, dance and children’s activities. Admission is free. Tours begin at the visitor's desk in the Arcade Building. Visit www.nps.gov/glec.

Nature Program. Come visit Discovery Creek Children's Museum Forest Tales exhibition at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Spend time with the entire family while participating in engaging science and nature activities. In the former Glen Echo Park stable building, near the park entrance. Open 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission is free for members and children under 2, $5 for nonmembers. Call 202-337-5111 to make arrangements or visit www.discoverycreek.org.

<cal1>Monday/July 21

<cal2>Baseball. Watch the Bethesda Big Trains take on the Athletics at Povich Field, 10600 Westlake Drive in Cabin John Regional Park, Bethesda, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 adults and $3 for children. Call 301-983-1006 or visit www.bigtrain.org.

Storytime. Monday morning storytime at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, 11 a.m. Call 301-986-1761.

Financial Workshop. Discover financial goals at 4800 Montgomery Lane, M25, Bethesda, 6 p.m. Ages 21 and. Free. RSVP to 240-482-4000.

<cal1>Tuesday/July 22

<cal2>Baseball. Watch the Bethesda Big Trains participate in the CRSCBL All-Star Game at Povich Field, 10600 Westlake Drive in Cabin John Regional Park, Bethesda, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 adults and $3 for children. Call 301-983-1006 or visit www.bigtrain.org.

Little Bugs Story Hours. Summer story times on the Summer Reading Club theme: Catch the Reading Bug at the Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, 10:30 a.m. Stories, music, and DVDs. Call 240-777-0970.

Healthful Shopping. The Wellness Community - Greater Washington, D.C. presents a free, guided health shopping tour at Whole Foods Bethesda for people with cancer and their loved ones, 2-3 p.m. Participants will learn how to make the most of their food dollars when shopping organically. The first 15 individuals to sign up will receive a $25 gift card from Whole Foods. Participants can meet at The Wellness Community, 5430 Grosvenor Lane, Suite 100, Bethesda, at 1:30 p.m. to carpool or meet the group at Whole Foods Bethesda at 2 p.m. Call 301-493-5002 or twcdc@thewellnesscommunity.org.

<cal1>Wednesday/July 23

<cal2>Focus Music. Amy Speace and the Tearjerks will perform at O’Brien’s BBQ, 387 East Gude Drive, Rockville, 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 general and $12 for Focus Music members. Visit www.focusmusic.org.

Lunchtime Concert. Wednesday lunchtime concerts will take place from 12 – 2 p.m. at the Bethesda Place Plaza located at 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. This week’s performer is Crossfire (Variety, Soul and R&B). Free. Contact 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

Wild Birds. Raptor expert Lois Auer introduces her special bird friends at the Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac, 7 p.m. Pre-register at 240-777-0690.

Bug Music. Music and dance about bugs with Tracey Eldridge at Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, 1 p.m. Call 240-777-0970.

<cal1>Thursday/July 24

<cal2>Evening Concert. Thursday Night concerts will take place from 6-8 p.m. in Veterans Park located at the corner of Woodmont and Norfolk Avenues in Bethesda. This week’s performer will be Junkyard Saints (Latin, Swing, Rock and Cajun). Contact 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

Brown Bag Book Discussion. New to Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda. A lunchtime non-fiction book club at 12 p.m. Bring the book and lunch every fourth Thursday of the month. July's book is "Devil in the White City." Call 240-777-0970.

<cal1>Friday/July 25

<cal2>Baseball. Watch the Bethesda Big Trains take on the Express at Povich Field, 10600 Westlake Drive in Cabin John Regional Park, Bethesda, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 adults and $3 for children. Call 301-983-1006 or visit www.bigtrain.org.

Contra Dance. Contra dances are held every Friday night at Glen Echo Park, 7400 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, in the Spanish Ballroom, with a lesson at 7:30 p.m. and the dance from 8:30 - 11:30 p.m. Beginners are always welcome. Admission: $9. Contact Email: info@fridaynightdance.org.

<cal1>Saturday/July 26

<cal2>Laugh Riot. Enjoy five local comics and have a chance to tell one’s own jokes at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda, 7400 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, 8-10 p.m. Cost $10. Call 301-657-1234.

Carousel Tours. Carousel tours start at 12 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, and give visitors a closer look at the 1921 Dentzel carousel. Find out how it was made, how it works, and about the rest of the amusement park attractions that were built around it. Visit www.nps.gov/glec.

Park Tour. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, tours begin at 2 p.m. and lead visitors through a walking tour of the Park to learn about its history and the current programs in arts, dance and children’s activities. Admission is free. Tours begin at the visitor's desk in the Arcade Building. Visit www.nps.gov/glec.

Nature Program. Come visit Discovery Creek Children's Museum Forest Tales exhibition at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Spend time with the entire family while participating in engaging science and nature activities. In the former Glen Echo Park stable building, near the park entrance. Open 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission is free for members and children under 2, $5 for nonmembers. Call 202-337-5111 to make arrangements or visit www.discoverycreek.org.

<cal1>Sunday/July 27

<cal2>Carousel Tours. Carousel tours start at 12 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, and give visitors a closer look at the 1921 Dentzel carousel. Find out how it was made, how it works, and about the rest of the amusement park attractions that were built around it. Visit www.nps.gov/glec.

Park Tour. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, tours begin at 2 p.m. and lead visitors through a walking tour of the Park to learn about its history and the current programs in arts, dance and children’s activities. Admission is free. Tours begin at the visitor's desk in the Arcade Building. Visit www.nps.gov/glec.

Nature Program. Come visit Discovery Creek Children's Museum Forest Tales exhibition at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Spend time with the entire family while participating in engaging science and nature activities. In the former Glen Echo Park stable building, near the park entrance. Open 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission is free for members and children under 2, $5 for nonmembers. Call 202-337-5111 to make arrangements or visit www.discoverycreek.org.