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<b>Thursday/Sept. 4</b>

Open modeling auditions will be held from 5 – 7 p.m. at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda for an American Girl Fashion Show to benefit the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington. Clothing is provided by American Girl. Modeling fee is $25. For more information on model requirements or to receive an application, call 202-234-1010 or E-mail americangirl@youreyes.org.

<b>Friday/Sept. 5</b>

Fall is in the Air. Make a pumpkin sand bottle, decorate a fall foam necklace and enjoy story time with Perfect Parties by Terrye at the Cabin John Mall Atrium, 11325 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, 9:30 a.m.

Fall Arts Open House for families with children and Del Ray Avenue Block Party. Enjoy family-oriented food and fun at the Del Ray Avenue Block Party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Del Ray Avenue, located between Norfolk Avenue and Old Georgetown Road. For families with children ages 1-5, watch a preview of this season’s upcoming performance and sample drama, dance, and musical theatre classes or hands-on arts activities from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda. Call 301-961-6060 or visit www.ImaginationStage.org. For families with children Kindergarten-Grade 5, events will take place from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Girls’ Getaway. Join other women for the third annual Fall Women's Outdoor Weekend at Rockwood Manor, 11001 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac from Friday through Sunday. Go to www.parkpass.org/Activities/ActivitiesDetails.asp?ProcessWait=N&aid=13646&From=fas or call 301-299-5026 to register.

Contra Dance. The Friday Night Dancers presents traditional American dancing including contra dances, square dances, and waltzes at the Bumper Car Pavilion in Glen Echo Park. Contra dance lesson from 7:30-8:15 p.m., dance from 8:30-11:30 p.m. to live music. $9/person. E-mail fndcontra@yahoo.com.

<b>Saturday/Sept. 6</b>

Fall Arts Open House for families with teens. For families with children in middle school and high school, sample classes and learn more about Imagination Stage’s diverse offerings in the arts from 6-8 p.m. at the Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda. Call 301-961-6060 or visit www.ImaginationStage.org.

Swing Dance. The Washington Swing Dance Committee presents a swing dance with Robert Redd and Friends and introductory dance lesson at the Spanish Ballroom in Glen Echo Park. Beginning Swing lesson from 8-9 p.m., dancing from 9 p.m.-12 a.m. $12/person. E-mail Derek at wsdcvolunteer@hotmail.com.

<b>Sunday/Sept. 7</b>

Montgomery County Birthday. "Happy Birthday Montgomery County!" is a community day celebrating Montgomery County’s 232nd birthday. Explore Montgomery County’s history at this special day with activities, a history hunt, displays by local historical groups, living history presentations, exhibits, lectures, videos, music and birthday cake at the Beall-Dawson Historical Park, 103 West Montgomery Ave., Rockville, 2-5 p.m. Call 301-762-1492 or look on the web at www.montgomeryhistory.org.

Voices of the River. The Honest Mistakes will perform at the River Center at Lockhouse 8, C&O Canal National Historical Park, 7906 Riverside Ave. Cabin John, 2-3 p.m. They play music rooted in pop hooks and lyrical trickery. Contact Potomac Conservancy's River Center Coordinator, Bridget Chapin, at chapin@potomac.org or 301-608-1188, x213, or go to www.potomac.org.

3 Lessons That Every Dog Should Know. Learn more in this workshop about 3 easy-to-teach methods to keep your dog safe and attentive: "Wait", "Watch Me", and "Touch," from 2-4 p.m. at Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road. Call 301-983-5913 or visit www.yourdogsfriend.info.

Waltz Dance in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park begins at 3 p.m. with a half hour introductory Waltz workshop followed by 21⁄2 hours of social dancing. Admission is $8 per person. For more information, call Joan Koury at 202-238-0230 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, or go to www.WaltzTimeDances.org.

Blues and Swing Dancing in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, from 8:30 to 11 p.m. featuring Jamie Lynch Band. The 1-1/2 hour workshop, taught by Donna Barker and Mike Marcotte, begins at 7 p.m. No partner required. Admission for the workshop and dance is $17 (7 – 11 p.m.); or $12 for the dance only (8:30 – 11 p.m.). For more information, call Donna Barker at 301-634-2231 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, send e-mail to dbarker@glenechopark.org or visit www.DanceDC.com.

Contra and Square Dancing. The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American dancing with a focus on New England style contra dances at the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park. All dances are taught, no partner is necessary. The newcomers' welcome lesson is at 7 p.m., followed by called dances to live music from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Visit www.fsgw.org. $12/nonmembers, $9/FSGW members.

<b>Monday/Sept. 8</b>

Parenting Without Threats or Bribes. Learn alternative approaches to the use of rewards and punishment, which may be effective in the short term, but can over time reduce cooperation and respect, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave, Silver Spring.

<b>Wednesday/Sept. 10</b>

Concert. DC Motors (Oldies) will perform at Bethesda Lane from 6-8 p.m. Located where Bethesda Avenue, Woodmont Avenue and Elm Street meet in Bethesda. Visit www.bethesdarow.com.

Swing Dance. Join The Jive Aces, UK's top swing band for a night on the dance floor at the Bumper Car Pavilion in Glen Echo Park. Beginner swing lesson from 7:30-8 p.m., dance from 8-10:30 p.m. All ages welcome, $15/person. Visit www.gottaswing.com.

<b>Thursday/Sept. 11</b>

Anxious Children: Getting to Confidence. Learn how to help your child conquer his or her fears, from 7-9 p.m. at the Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda.

<b>Friday/Sept. 12</b>

Contra Dance. The Friday Night Dancers presents traditional American dancing including contra dances, square dances, and waltzes at the Bumper Car Pavilion in Glen Echo Park. Contra dance lesson from 7:30-8:15 p.m., dance from 8:30-11:30 p.m. to live music. $9/person. E-mail fndcontra@yahoo.com.

Swing Dance. Jim Cellar presents a swing dance live music and introductory dance lesson at the Bumper Car Pavilion in Glen Echo Park. Beginning Swing lesson from 8-9 p.m., dancing from 9 p.m.-12 a.m. E-mail huh@thejamcellar.com.

<b>Saturday/Sept. 13</b>

Annual Potomac Barn Tour. Sponsored by the Potomac Bridle & Hiking Trails Association. Visit barns in the Potomac and Poolesville area 12-5 p.m. Tickets on sale at The Surrey and Pooles Store. Contact Rex Reed Rex@PBHTA.org

The Bethesda Artist Market returns to sell fine art and crafts by local artists with live music playing throughout the day. Located at the Bethesda Place Plaza at the corner of Old Georgetown Road and Woodmont Ave., the Market is free to the public and is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tree Identification Walk. Join Potomac Conservancy’s Bryan Seipp on a walk around the C&O Canal to help identify some common tree species found in the Potomac River watershed from 10-11 a.m. at the River Center at Lockhouse 8, C&O Canal National Historical Park, 7906 Riverside Ave. Cabin John. Visit www.potomac.org.

Swing Dance. Join the George Gee Swing Orchestra with Lindy Hop legend Frankie Manning for a night on the dance floor at the Spanish Ballroom in Glen Echo Park. Beginner swing lesson from 8-9 p.m., dance from 9p.m.-12 a.m. $18/person. Visit www.gottaswing.com.

<b>Sunday/Sept. 14</b>

Critiques and Coffee. Bring photos to a morning critique led by a Photoworks faculty member. Enjoy coffee and bagels and a lively discussion of your images. Held in the Photoworks Studio, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Call 301-229-7930 or visit www.glenechophotoworks.org.

Ballroom Tea Dance. Join New HOTS Jazz Orchestra at the Spanish Ballroom in Glen Echo Park for an afternoon of dancing including the waltz, tango, polka, foxtrot and many others. Beginner class from 3-3:30 p.m., dance 3:30-6 p.m.$10/person. E-mail jackelder@aol.com.

Family Dance. Spend the afternoon dancing with your children. Each of the family dances features live music and dance calling from 3-5 p.m. in the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park. All ages welcome. $5/person. Visit www.fsgw.org.

Contra and Square Dancing. The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American dancing with a focus on New England style contra dances at the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park. All dances are taught, no partner is necessary. The newcomers' welcome lesson is at 7 p.m., followed by called dances to live music from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Visit www.fsgw.org. $12/nonmembers, $9/FSGW members.

<b>Monday/Sept. 15</b>

The Beth Sholom Book Club will begin the fall season reviewing Geraldine Brook's "People of the Book," a fictional account of the survival of the Sarajevo Hagaddah. The Book Club plans to meet at 8 p.m. at Beth Sholom 11825 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, in the conference room. All are welcome to join. Email Tanya Lampert at alamp9608@yahoo.com

<b>Wednesday/Sept. 17</b>

Concert. Sol Y Rumba (Latin/Salsa) will perform at Bethesda Lane from 6-8 p.m. Located where Bethesda Avenue, Woodmont Avenue and Elm Street meet in Bethesda. Visit www.bethesdarow.com.

Back Talk, Eye Rolls and Attitude: How to Respond when Children are Disrespectful. Learn how to address back talk, insolent conduct, foul language and other non-cooperative behavior from one’s children, from 7-9 p.m. at Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda.

<b>Friday/Sept. 19</b>

Shake the sillies out. Sing, dance and get moving with My Gym Potomac at Cabin John Mall Atrium, 11325 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, 9:30 a.m.

Contra Dance. The Friday Night Dancers presents traditional American dancing including contra dances, square dances, and waltzes at the Spanish Ballroom in Glen Echo Park. Contra dance lesson from 7:30-8:15 p.m., dance from 8:30-11:30 p.m. to live music. $9/person. E-mail fndcontra@yahoo.com.

Zydeco Dance. Join T-Broussard & the Zydeco Steppers for a night of Zydeco dancing at the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park. Introductory Zydeco dance lesson at 8 p.m. followed by dancing until 12 a.m. All ages welcome. $18/person. E-mail Dancingbythebayou@verizon.net.

<b>Saturday/Sept. 20</b>

Swing Dance. Flying Feet Enterprises presents a swing dance with the Radio King Orchestra and introductory dance lesson at the Spanish Ballroom in Glen Echo Park. Beginning Swing lesson from 8-9 p.m., dancing from 9 p.m.-12 a.m. $13/person. E-mail dance@flyingfeet.org.

<b>Sunday/Sept. 21</b>

Slow Blues and Swing Dance at the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, from 8:30 to 11 p.m. featuring Melanie Mason Band. 90-minute workshop at 7 p.m. taught by Donna Barker and Mike Marcotte - slow blues basics during the first half-hour, then more challenging concepts for experienced and new dancers. No partner required. Admission for the workshop and dance is $17 (7 - 11 p.m); or $12 for the dance only (8:30 - 11 p.m.). For more information, call Donna Barker at 301-634-2231 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, send e-mail to dbarker@glenechopark.org or visit www.DanceDC.com.

Could My Dog Be a Therapy Dog? Find out if your dog would make a good therapy dog. This workshop covers the routines of therapy dogs; local organizations that work with such dogs; suitable temperaments for therapy dogs; the type of training and tests these dogs need; and the situations faced by these dogs and their owners, from 3-5 p.m. at Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road. Call 301-983-5913 or visit www.yourdogsfriend.info.

Cajun and Zydeco Dance Party. Held in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park from 3:30-6 p.m. with an optional introductory lesson from 3-3:30 p.m. The Atlanta Swamp Opera will provide live music. $10/person, call Michael Hart at 301-762-6730 or go to www.DancingbytheBayou.com.

Curious George Workshop. The JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, will host "Animating Curious George in PBS Kids Play!" from 2-4 p.m. Children ages 3-7 are invited to learn how Curious George online games were created. $10 for JCC members, $15 for the general public. Contact Julie Grimley at 301-348-3772 or jgrimley@jccgw.org.

Waltz Dance in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park begins at 3 p.m. with a half-hour introductory Waltz workshop followed by 21⁄2 hours of social dancing. Admission is $8 per person. For more information, e-mail info@waltztimedances.org.

Blues Dance in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, from 7-11 p.m. featuring live music. A 1-1/2 hour dance workshop, taught by Donna Barker and Mike Marcotte, begins at 7 p.m. No partner required. Admission for the workshop and dance is $17 (7 – 11 p.m.); or $12 for the dance only (8:30 – 11 p.m.). For more information, e-mail dbarker@glenechopark.org.

Contra and Square Dancing. The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American dancing with a focus on New England style contra dances at the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park. All dances are taught, no partner is necessary. The newcomers' welcome lesson is at 7 p.m., followed by called dances to live music from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Visit www.fsgw.org. $12/nonmembers, $9/FSGW members.

<b>Monday/Sept. 22</b>

Raising Responsible Children: Teaching Accountability Through Chores and Allowance. Learn how to gain children’s cooperation with chores, institute plans for allowances, and set limits that hold children accountable, from 7-9 p.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac.

<b>Wednesday/Sept. 24</b>

Concert. Peat & Barley (Celtic) will perform at Bethesda Lane from 6-8 p.m. Located where Bethesda Avenue, Woodmont Avenue and Elm Street meet in Bethesda. Visit www.bethesdarow.com.

<b>Friday/Sept. 26</b>

Contra Dance. The Friday Night Dancers presents traditional American dancing including contra dances, square dances, and waltzes at the Spanish Ballroom in Glen Echo Park. Contra dance lesson from 7:30-8:15 p.m., dance from 8:30-11:30 p.m. to live music. $9/person. E-mail fndcontra@yahoo.com.

Salsa Dance. Enjoy a Salsa Dance with a Salsa lesson at the Bumper Car Pavilion in Glen Echo Park from 8-9 p.m., taught by Keith Givens, followed by dancing to live music until midnight. All ages are welcome. $12/person. Visit www.oohsalsa.com for more.

<b>Saturday/Sept. 27</b>

Swing Dance. Join the Tom Cunningham Orchestra for a swing dance. Introductory dance lesson at the Spanish Ballroom in Glen Echo Park. Beginning Swing lesson from 8-9 p.m., dancing from 9 p.m.-12 a.m. $15/person. Visit www.tomcunningham.com.

<b>Sunday/Sept. 28</b>

DC Dance Challenge. Enjoy all competitive dances and levels, plus Salsa, and Argentine Tango. This one-day ballroom dance competition, from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. in the Spanish Ballroom in Glen Echo Park also features a "Jack and Jill" mixer competition and evening "Dancing with the Starz" Showcase. All ages welcome. Admission TBA, e-mail Jennifer@ForeverDancing.com.

Contra and Square Dancing. The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American dancing with a focus on New England style contra dances at the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park. All dances are taught, no partner is necessary. The newcomers' welcome lesson is at 7 p.m., followed by called dances to live music from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Visit www.fsgw.org. $12/nonmembers, $9/FSGW members.

<b>Friday/Oct. 3</b>

Halloween Time. Decorate your own wood door hanger and assemble a friendly ghost to keep them company for the holiday. Enjoy songs, games and story time with Perfect Parties by Terrye at the Cabin John Mall Atrium, 11325 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, 9:30 a.m.

<b>Monday/Oct. 6</b>

Raising Responsible Children: Teaching Accountability Through Chores and Allowance. Learn how to gain children’s cooperation with chores, institute plans for allowances, and set limits that hold children accountable, from 7-9 p.m. at White Oak Library, 11701 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring

<b>Saturday/Oct. 11</b>

The Bethesda Artist Market returns to sell fine art and crafts by local artists with live music playing throughout the day. Held at the Bethesda Place Plaza at the corner of Old Georgetown Road and Woodmont Ave., the Market is free to the public and is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

<b>Friday/Oct. 17</b>

POSITIVE-ly Fun Rock Concert. A fun and interactive musical show with Kidsinger Jim at the Cabin John Mall Atrium, 11325 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, 9:30 a.m.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 18</b>

Bring on the Doggy Police (when neighbors just can’t seem to get along). Learn how to reconcile neighborhood conflicts that arise from dog misbehavior and find out more about the Montgomery Country animal complaint process, from 2-4 p.m. at Wheaton Community Center, 11711 Georgia Ave. Wheaton. Call 301-983-5913 or visit www.yourdogsfriend.info.

<b>Friday/Oct. 24</b>

Geology Hike. Join National Park Service Volunteers for a geology hike of the Billy Goat Trail from 10-12 p.m. Visit www.nps.gov/choh/.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 25</b>

How Dogs Can Help Individuals with Autism and other Developmental Disabilities. Discover how dogs can provide therapy for those with autism or other developmental disabilities, from 2-4 p.m. Wheaton Community Center, 11711 Georgia Ave. Wheaton. Call 301-983-5913 or visit www.yourdogsfriend.info.

<b>Wednesday/Oct. 29</b>

So Sexy, So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood. Learn from Dr. Diane Levin, Professor of Education at Wheelock College in Boston and internationally recognized expert, to understand and counteract the harmful effects of violence, media and commercial culture on children. From 7-9 p.m. at Suburban Hospital Auditorium, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. To register from home call 301-896-3939, option 2 or email soc@suburbanhospital.org. For more information visit www.ymcawashdc.org. Admission: $20/person, $30/couple. Fee waivers are available.

<b>Friday/Nov. 7</b>

Fall Crafts. Assemble a head dress, decorate a fall wreath and enjoy story time with Perfect Parties by Terrye the Cabin John Mall Atrium, 11325 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, 9:30 a.m.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 15</b>

Geology Hike. Join National Park Service Volunteers for a geology hike of the Billy Goat Trail from 1-3 p.m. Visit www.nps.gov/choh/.

What If My Dog Bites Santa? Learn some helpful management and training techniques to keep your dogs out of trouble during the hectic holiday season, from 2-4 p.m. at Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Rd. Potomac. Call 301-983-5913 or visit www.yourdogsfriend.info.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 16</b>

Helping Your Older Dog Live a Better Life. Find out more about the physical and behavioral changes older dogs experience and learn ways to keep your older dogs active, comfortable, and safe, from 2-4 p.m. at Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Rd. Potomac. Call 301-983-5913 or visit www.yourdogsfriend.info.

<b>Friday/Nov. 21</b>

Teddy Bear Picnic. Enjoy this puppet show production by Carousel Puppets at the Cabin John Mall Atrium, 11325 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, 9:30 a.m.

<b>Friday/Dec. 5</b>

Holiday Time. Decorate a holiday treasure box, decorate a winter wreath and enjoy story time with Perfect Parties by Terrye at the Cabin John Mall Atrium, 11325 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, 9:30 a.m.

Geology Hike. Join National Park Service Volunteers for a geology hike of the Billy Goat Trail from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Visit www.nps.gov/choh/.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 13</b>

Geology Hike. Join National Park Service Volunteers for a geology hike of the Billy Goat Trail from 1-3 p.m. Visit www.nps.gov/choh/.

<b>Friday/Dec. 19</b>

Six String Sing-a-Long. A musical performance and sing-a-long of children's favorites with Ellis Woodward at the Cabin John Mall Atrium, 11325 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, 9:30 a.m.