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Potomac Calendar April 29-May 5

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Ongoing

The Bethesda Farmers Market will be open Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Veterans Park, corner of Norfold and Woodmont Avenues, through Oct. 31. Visit www.bethesda.org or 301-215-6660.

Friday/May 1

Dancing in the Park. 7 p.m. at Bumper Car Pavilion in Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Enjoy swing dancing, food, music and silent auction to benefit Montgomery County residents with developmental disabilities. $75/person. Visit www.seeconline.org or 301-576-9024.

Greek Festival. St. George Church, 7701 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda. Enjoy food, vendors and more. Visit www.stgeorge.org or 301-469-7990.

Contra Dance. 7:30 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $9/person. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Saturday/May 2

Flea Market and Yard Sale. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road. Free. 240-777-6960.

Car Wash/Bake Sale. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Cold Spring Elementary, 9210 Falls Chapel Way. Proceeds benefit Stepping Stones Shelter in Rockville. Contact David Weiss eyeski@rosslyneye.com

Family Day Celebration. The Dentzel carousel will open, enjoy demonstrations, dances, magic, and more from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Most activities free, carousel rides $1.25. Visit www.glenechopark.org or 301-634-2222.

Cinco de Mayo Festival. Noon-9 p.m. at Rockville Town Square. Enjoy music, food, activities and more. Free. Visit www.rockvilletownsquare.com or 301-998-8178.

Greek Festival. St. George Church, 7701 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda. Enjoy food, vendors and more. Visit www.stgeorge.org or 301-469-7990.

Junior Ranger Day. 1-6 p.m. at Clara Barton National Historic Site, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Enjoy activities and more. Children ages 7-12. Free. Visit www.glenechopark.org or 301-634-2222.

Waltz Ball Gala. 6:30 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Enjoy a night of dancing and more. $175/person. Visit www.glenechopark.org or 301-634-2230 for more.

Art Exhibit. Noon-5 p.m. at Yellow Barn Studio, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. See paintings by Amber Nelson. Free. Visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com or 301-371-5593.

Climb Wall Weekend. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the old stables building at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Free for members and $5/nonmember. Visit www.discoverycreek.org or 202-488-0627.

Swing Dance. 8 p.m.-midnight at Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $14/person. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Book Talk. 1 p.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive. Ginny Gong talks about her book “From Ironing Board to Corporate Board: My Chinese Laundry Experience in America.” Free. 240-777-0690.

Sunday/May 3

StoryTheatre Series. 10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Watch “Anansegromma.” $7/person. Visit www.imaginationstage.org or 301-280-1660.

Migratory Bird Walk. 7:30 a.m. at Lockhouse 8, 7906 Riverside Ave., Cabin John. Watch for birds along the river. Visit www.potomac.org or 301-608-1188 ext. 211.

Voices of the River. 10:30 a.m. at Lockhouse 8, 7906 Riverside Ave., Cabin John. Hear music by Kensigton Station. Free. Visit www.potomac.org or 301-608-1188 ext. 211.

Reading. 2 p.m., Wendell Hawken reads from her poetry collection “The Luck of Being,” at The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. Free. 301-654-8664 or postmaster@writer.org for details.

World Laughter Day. 7 p.m. at Normandie Farm Restaurant, 10710 Falls Road. Enjoy laughing exercises and more. Free, all ages. E-mail nira@laughingRx.com for more.

Music Performance. 4 p.m. at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Hear the U.S. Army Orchestra. Free. Visit www.usarmyband.com

Reception. 3-5 p.m., see paintings by Joann Clayton from May 1 through May 28 at River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation 6301 River Road, Bethesda. Free. Visit www.joannclayton.com for more.

KidFest. Noon-5 p.m. at Public Service Training Academy, 9710 Great Seneca Highway, Rockville. All ages can enjoy food, finger painting, clowns, entertainment and more. Free. Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec for more.

Audubon Nature Fair. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Audubon Naturalist sanctuary, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase. Enjoy hikes, activities, arts, entertainment and more. $5/adult; free for children. For more information, go to www.audubonnaturalist.org.

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. Hear Sergio Mendes perform. Visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/PAC for more.

Greek Festival. St. George Church, 7701 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda. Enjoy food, vendors and more. Visit www.stgeorge.org or 301-469-7990.

Art Exhibit. Noon-5 p.m. at Yellow Barn Studio, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. See paintings by Amber Nelson. Free. Visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com or 301-371-5593.

Climb Wall Weekend. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the old stables building at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Free for members and $5/nonmember. Visit www.discoverycreek.org or 202-488-0627.

Waltz Dance. 3-6 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom in Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $8/person. Live music. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Contra and Square Dance. 7-10:30 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom in Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Enjoy live music to dance. $12/nonmember; $9 to member. Visit www.fsgw.org for more.

Tuesday/May 5

Tiny Tot Tuesdays. 10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. at Puppet Co. in Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $5/person. Watch “Panda-monium.” Visit www.thepuppetco.org or 301-634-5380.

Chinese Language Book Club. 7 p.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive. Discuss a book. Call 240-777-0690 for title.

Thursday/May 7

Blues Dance. 8:30 p.m. at Ballroom Annex at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Learn the dances and then enjoy music from a DJ. $8/person. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Friday/May 8

Contra Dance. 7:30 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $9/person. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Saturday/May 9

StoryTheatre Series. 10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Watch “Anansegromma.” $7/person. Visit www.imaginationstage.org or 301-280-1660.

Colonial Candle Making. 1:30 p.m. at Visitor Center, 3400 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek. Learn about candles, wicks and more. $15/member; $20/non member. 301-283-2113.

Fine Arts Festival. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Woodmont Triangle along Norfold and Auburn Avenues. Enjoy exhibits music, food and more. Free. Visit www.bethesda.org or 301-215-6660.

Art Class. 10 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 11815 Seven Locks Road. Learn about weaving and more. Visit www.potomaccraftsmentguild.org for more.

Art Exhibit. Noon-5 p.m. at Yellow Barn Studio, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. See paintings by Russ Schofield. Free. Visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com or 301-371-5593.

Park Movie. 4 p.m. at Arcade Building at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Watch a movie documenting the park’s 115-year history. Free. Visit www.nps.gov/glec or 301-320-1400.

Carousel Tours. 10:30 a.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. See how it was made, how it works and more. Free. Visit www.nps.gov/glec or 301-320-1400.

Nature Programs. Enjoy activities, stories, animals, hikes and more from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Free for members and children under 2, $5/non member. Visit www.discoverycreek.org or 202-488-0627.

Tiny Tot Saturdays. 10 a.m. at Puppet Co. in Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $5/person. Watch “Old McDonald’s Farm.” Visit www.thepuppetco.org or 301-634-5380.

Book Sale. 9 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive. Free. 240-777-0960.

Sunday/May 10

Mother’s Day Poetry and Open Mic. 2 p.m. at The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda. Sign-up begins at 1:30 p.m. E-mail postmaster@writer.org or 301-654-8664.

Fine Arts Festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Woodmont Triangle along Norfold and Auburn Avenues. Enjoy exhibits music, food and more. Free. Visit www.bethesda.org or 301-215-6660.

Art Exhibit. Noon-5 p.m. at Yellow Barn Studio, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. See paintings by Russ Schofield. Free. Visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com or 301-371-5593.

Park Movie. 4 p.m. at Arcade Building at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Watch a movie documenting the park’s 115-year history. Free. Visit www.nps.gov/glec or 301-320-1400.

Carousel Tours. 10:30 a.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. See how it was made, how it works and more. Free. Visit www.nps.gov/glec or 301-320-1400.

Nature Programs. Enjoy activities, stories, animals, hikes and more from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Free for members and children under 2, $5/non member. Visit www.discoverycreek.org or 202-488-0627.

Cajun Dance. 3-6 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom in Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $18/person. Live music. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Family Dance. 3-5 p.m. at Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $5/person. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Contra and Square Dance. 7-10:30 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Enjoy live music to dance. $12/nonmember; $9 to member. Visit www.fsgw.org for more.

Sunday Blues Dance. 7-11 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $12/dance; $17/lesson and dance. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Monday/May 11

StoryTheatre Series. 10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Watch “Anansegromma.” $7/person. Visit www.imaginationstage.org or 301-280-1660.

Thursday/May 14

Blues Dance. 8:30-11:30 p.m. at Ballroom Annex, 7300 MarArthur Blvd. $8/person Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Friday/May 15

Contra Dance. 7:30 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $9/person. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Saturday/May 16

StoryTheatre Series. 10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Watch “Anansegromma.” $7/person. Visit www.imaginationstage.org or 301-280-1660.

Community Carnival and Silent Auction. Noon-4 p.m. at Churchill High School stadium. Enjoy games, food and more. $1/person plus cost of tickets. Visit www.churchillsga.com for more.

Colonial Foodways. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visitor Center, 3400 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek. Learn about food and see a demonstration. Free/member, fee/nonmember. 301-283-2113.

Strawberry Festival. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Potomac United Methodist Church, 9908 S. Glen Road. Enjoy a silent auction, artists, games, food and more. Proceeds benefit outreach programs of the church. Visit www.potomac-umc.org or 301-299-9383.

Art Exhibit. Noon-5 p.m. at Yellow Barn Studio, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. See works by high school art students. Free. Visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com or 301-371-5593.

Park Movie. 4 p.m. at Arcade Building at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Watch a movie documenting the park’s 115-year history. Free. Visit www.nps.gov/glec or 301-320-1400.

Carousel Tours. 10:30 a.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. See how it was made, how it works and more. Free. Visit www.nps.gov/glec or 301-320-1400.

Nature Programs. Enjoy activities, stories, animals, hikes and more from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Free for members and children under 2, $5/non member. Visit www.discoverycreek.org or 202-488-0627.

Tiny Tot Saturdays. 10 a.m. at Puppet Co. in Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $5/person. Watch “Knight Time.” Visit www.thepuppetco.org or 301-634-5380.

Beginning Yoga. 1:30 p.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive. Adults. Free. Register at 240-777-0960.

Sunday/May 17

Art Exhibit. Noon-5 p.m. at Yellow Barn Studio, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. See works by high school art students. Free. Visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com or 301-371-5593.

Critiques and Coffee. 10 a.m. at Photoworks Studio, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Bring an image and get feedback. Free. Visit www.glenechophotoworks.org or 301-229-7930.

Park Movie. 4 p.m. at Arcade Building at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Watch a movie documenting the park’s 115-year history. Free. Visit www.nps.gov/glec or 301-320-1400.

Carousel Tours. 10:30 a.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. See how it was made, how it works and more. Free. Visit www.nps.gov/glec or 301-320-1400.

Nature Programs. Enjoy activities, stories, animals, hikes and more from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Free for members and children under 2, $5/non member. Visit www.discoverycreek.org or 202-488-0627.

Tango Vals. 3 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Live music. $8/person. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Contra and Square Dance. 7-10:30 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Enjoy live music to dance. $12/nonmember; $9 to member. Visit www.fsgw.org for more.

Monday/May 18

Book Club. 8 p.m. at Beth Sholom, 11825 Seven Locks Road. Discuss “The Invisible Wall” by Harry Bernstein. Free. E-mail alamp9608@yahoo.com