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Calendary, July 23-29

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/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.

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.

<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>Baseball. Watch the Bethesda Big Trains take on the A’s 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.

Butterflies, Bees and Buds. 10-11 a.m., Ages 3-5, with an adult. Enjoy the beauty of summer as the Audubon Society reads a nature book under one of our large Tulip trees. Then take a nature walk through the meadow and forest. Fees: Members: $12 per child; nonmembers $14 per child. $8 for each additional member sibling; $10 for each nonmember sibling. Adults are free. Registration required. Call 301-652-9188 x26.

Summer Sounds Evening Hike. 6:30-8 p.m., Ages 6 and up, with an adult. Bring the family out for a relaxing summer night walk at Woodend. As the Audubon Society meanders through Woodend Sanctuary, look and listen for the season’s best - bats, owls, frogs, and insects. Fees: Members: $12 per child; nonmembers $14 per child. $8 for each additional member sibling; $10 for each nonmember sibling. Adults are free. Registration required. Call 301-652-9188 x26.

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. The Tom Cunningham Orchestra will perform in the Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Beginning swing lesson at 8 p.m. is followed by dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission: $15. Contact Phone: 703-533-8864.

Cajun/Zydeco Dance. Dancing by the Bayou presents a Zydeco dance featuring Geno Delafose in the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Admission includes an introductory Zydeco dance lesson at 8 p.m. with Michael and Sharon, followed by dancing until midnight. Admission: $20. Contact Email: Dancingbythebayou@verizon.net.

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>Baseball. Watch the Bethesda Big Trains take on the Redbirds 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.

Ballroom Tea Dance. Join New HOTS Jazz Orchestra for an afternoon featuring the music of the 1920s Hot Dance and 1930s-40s Swing eras in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. The dance class from 3 to 3:30 p.m. will feature Fox trot, taught by Renee Camus. The lesson is for all levels and is included in the cost of admission. Admission: $10. Contact Phone: 703-860-4142.

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 Perry Shafrin calling to Miss Marty & SGB from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission: $12 nonmembers/$9 FSGW members. Web site: www.fsgw.org.

Painting the C&O Canal's Lockhouse 8, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., River Center at Lockhouse 8, C&O Canal National Historical Park, Cabin John. Here's an opportunity to enjoy nature while exercising the creative side. Enjoy a session of "Plein Air" or outdoor painting with Erik Ramsey. Contact Potomac Conservancy's River Center Coordinator, Bridget Chapin, at chapin@potomac.org or 301-608-1188, x213, or go to www.potomac.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 28

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

<cal1>Tuesday/July 29

<cal2>Dance. Experience African culture through dance, drumming and theater at the Potomac Library 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac, 7 p.m. Pre-register at 240-777-0690.

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

Bethesda Outdoor Movies. Catch "The Wizard of Oz" for free at Woodmont Triangle, corner of Norfolk and Auburn Avenue in downtown Bethesda, 9 p.m. Call 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

<cal1>Wednesday/July 30

<cal2>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 David Bach Consort (Smooth Jazz). Free. Contact 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

Agricultural Fair. The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair visits the Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, with live animals, 2 p.m. Call 240-777-0970.

Bethesda Outdoor Movies. Catch "An Inconvenient Truth" for free at Woodmont Triangle, corner of Norfolk and Auburn Avenue in downtown Bethesda, 9 p.m. Call 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

<cal1>Thursday/July 31

<cal2>Hot Squares. Join Hot Squares in the Olde Towne Tonight for an evening of traditional American square dancing and general all around merrymaking to live music in the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, 8-10:30 p.m. No dance experience, lessons, or partner required. Admission: $8. Contact Phone: 301-651-8971 or 410-268-0231.

Bethesda Outdoor Movies. Catch "Annie Hall" for free at Woodmont Triangle, corner of Norfolk and Auburn Avenue in downtown Bethesda, 9 p.m. Call 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

<cal1>Friday/Aug. 1

<cal2>Baseball. Watch the CRSL Playoffs if necessary 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.

Fun in the Sun. Color a beach ball, create magic noodles

and enjoy story time with finger puppets with Perfect Parties by Terrye at Cabin John Mall Atrium, 11325 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, 9:30 a.m.

Breaking Dawn Event. A party celebrating the release of "Breaking Dawn" will be held at Barnes and Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, 10 p.m. Call 301-986-1761.

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.

Bethesda Outdoor Movies. Catch "Hairspray" for free at Woodmont Triangle, corner of Norfolk and Auburn Avenue in downtown Bethesda, 9 p.m. Call 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

<cal1>Tuesday/Aug. 2

<cal2>Bethesda Outdoor Movies. Catch "Mission Impossible" for free at Woodmont Triangle, corner of Norfolk and Auburn Avenue in downtown Bethesda, 9 p.m. Call 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.