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<cal1>Ongoing

<cal2>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.

"You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown" will continue through Saturday, Aug. 8 at Adventure Theatre, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, Md. An American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted performance is Saturday, Aug. 8 at 4 p.m. $12 for children, $15 for adults, group discounts available. For tickets: Visit us online at www.adventuretheatre.org, or call the box office at 301-634-2270.

Starring in this production is 2008 Helen Hayes Award Nominee for Lead Actor in a Musical Andrew Sonntag (Charlie Brown), 2004 and 2008 Helen Hayes Award Nominee for Featured Actress in a Musical Lauren Williams (Sally), and DC (and Adventure Theatre) favorites Kurt Boehm (Snoopy), and Emily Levey (Lucy).

<cal1>Aug. 5-9

<cal2>2009 Legg Mason Tennis Classic. At the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center in Rock Creek Park (16th & Kennedy Streets, NW). To order ticket packages - including Weeklong Packages ranging from $165 - $525, Partial Week Packages ranging from $135 - $205, Suites/Corporate Receptions and Discounted Group Packages — call 202-721-9500, or visit the tournament Web site at www.leggmasontennisclassic.com. Single session tickets, ranging in price from $10-$70 - based on location, session date and time - are available through all TicketMaster outlets, 202-397-SEAT (7328), 703-573-SEAT, or 410-547-SEAT and on-line at www.tickemaster.com or the tournament Web site.

<cal1>Aug. 5-15

<cal2>Hair Cuttery Shares a Haircut. Bring your child into any Hair Cuttery salon from Aug. 1-15 and for every haircut a child (aged 18 years old or younger) receives, Hair Cuttery will donate a free haircut to a disadvantaged child in the community. Visit www.haircuttery.com.

<cal1>Wednesday/Aug. 5

<cal2>Afro-Bop Alliance. 7 p.m. Free Outdoor Summer Concert at The Music Center at Strathmore. Awarded a Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Recording for their 2008 CD, Caribbean Jazz Project — Afro Bop Alliance featuring Dave Samuels, Afro-Bop Alliance is a Latin Jazz septet known for mesmerizing polyrhythmic grooves, harmonic colorings and improvisational lines. Visit www.strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100 for weather-related delay or cancellation notices of Summer Outdoor Events.

<cal1>Thursday/Aug. 6

<cal2>Blues Dance. 8:15-9 p.m. beginner workshop. Dance from 9-11:30 p.m. With rotating deejays and instructors. At the Ballroom Annex at Glen Echo. $8/admission. Email: info@capitalblues.org.

<cal1>Friday/Aug. 7

<cal2>Swing Dance. 8-9 p.m. is the introductory swing lesson. 9 p.m. to midnight is dancing. With the Boilermaker jazz Band from Pennsylvania. At the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $14 admission. Email: dbarker@glenechopark.org.

Contra Dance. 7:30-8:15 p.m. is the lesson. 8:30-11:30 p.m. is the dance. Contra dancing as well as some square dances and waltzes. At the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo. $9 admission. Email: fndcontra@yahoo.com.

Youth Orchestra of the Americas. 7 p.m. Will perform Leonard Bernstein’s Overture to Candide, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. At The Music Center at Strathmore. Tickets: $15 for adults, children are free. Tickets are available at http://www.wpas.org, or by calling 202-785-9727.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 8

<cal2>Ice Cream Shabbat. 9:30 a.m. Families, friends, and prospective members are invited to join us for our Shabbat morning service followed by a delectable ice-cream Kiddush. Open to the community. At Congregation B’nai Tzedek, 10621 South Glen Rd., Potomac; call 301-299-0225.

Swing Dance. 8 p.m.-midnight. Featuring New York City's Gas House Gorillas. At the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo. $15 admission. Go to www.gottaswing.com.

<cal1>Sunday/Aug. 9

<cal2>New England Style Contra and Square Dance. 7-7:30 introductory lesson. 7:30-10:30 p.m. dancing. With the Chance McCoy Band. At the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo. $12/nonmembers, $9/members. Contact: www.fsgw.org

<cal1>Tuesday/Aug. 11

<cal2>Tuesday in the Park. 11 a.m. to noon. Free. Join a Park Naturalist at the Cabin John Regional Park playground to explore what's happening outside. For ages 1-12. At Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Register at www.ParkPASS.org or call 301-765-8660.

<cal1>Wednesday/Aug. 12

<cal2>The Brilliant Inventions, an indie folk duo from Atlanta (Eliot Bronson and Josh Lamkin). 8 p.m. at Branded '72 (formerly O'Brien's BBQ), 387 E. Gude Dr., in Rockville. $15/general, $12/members or in advance. Call 301-275-7459 or go to www.focusmusic.org.

<cal1>Thursday/Aug. 13

<cal2>Blues Dance. Beginner workshop 8:15-9 p.m. Dancing from 9-11:30 p.m. Rotating DJs and instructors to inspire and challenge you. $8 admission. No partner is necessary. At Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org.

Tribute to Woodstock's 40th Anniversary. 7:30 p.m. The roster of 35 top-notch national and local artists includes Eddie from Ohio, playing favorites of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; Tommy Lepson and Bill Kirchen, performing Joe Cocker and Credence Clearwater Revival respectively; and Margot MacDonald, channeling Jefferson Airplane. Tickets are $19 and $22. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

<cal1>Friday/Aug. 14

<cal2>The Bethesda Art Walk. 6-9 p.m. Features 13 galleries and studios that showcase artwork created locally, nationally and internationally including painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media. Call 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

Super Fiesta Latina Party. Lesson from 8:15-9 p.m. Dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. At Glen Echo Park's ballroom Annex. With teacher and DJ Fabio Bonini playing the best of Salsa, Bachata, merengue, Cha-Cha, Reggaeton and more. $15 admission. At Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Email: Jennifer@ForeverDancing.com.

Contra Dance. Beginner lesson 7:30-8:15 p.m. Contra dance 8:30-11:30 p.m. $9 admission. With the Glen Echo Open Band. At the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Contact Email: fndcontra@yahoo.com.

Swingin' the Blues. 8 p.m. to midnight. Choose either an introductory West Coast Swing lesson with Ken Roesel or a slow Blues lesson with Mike and Donna from 8-9 p.m. Dancing to live music by Big Boy Little. $14 admission. At the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Contact Email: dbarker@glenechopark.org

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 15

<cal2>Swing Dance. 8 p.m. to midnight. $14 admission. With Natty Beaux, a combo featuring musicians from Billy Coulter Band, The Junkyard saints, Alexandria Kleztet and Western Bop. At the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Email: wsdcvolunteer@hotmail.com

<cal1>Sunday/Aug. 16

<cal2>Sunday Blues. 7-11 p.m. Mostly Blues Dance with the ACME Blues Co. Slow Blues lesson 7-8:30 p.m. Dancing from 8:30-11 p.m. At the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Admission $12 dance only/$17 lesson & dance. Email: dbarker@glenechopark.org.

Contra and Square Dance. 7-10:30 p.m. Focus on New England style contra dances, including square dances, country mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. Newcomers' welcome lesson at 7 p.m. Dancing from 7:30-10:30 p.m. At the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Admission $12 nonmembers/$9 FSGW members. Contact: contact: www.fsgw.org.

Waltz Dance. 3-6 p.m. Beginning waltz lesson 3-3:30 p.m. Dancing from 3:30-6 p.m. to the music of Addison Bleufonte. $8 admission. At the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Email: info@waltztimedances.org

Cajun/Zydeco Dance. 3-6 p.m. Cajun/Zydeco dance with live music. Dance lesson 3-3:30 p.m. followed by dancing from 3:30-6 p.m. At the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Email: Dancingbythebayou@verizon.net

Canoeing 101. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Have a great day on the water on the Potomac River while learning the basics of canoeing. Outfitter Byron Bradley will offer a hands-on learning experience with some basic canoe skills needed to navigate the river. Must RSVP to chapin@potomac.org by Aug. 14. Bring your own canoe or, if one is needed, reserve one when you send in your RSVP. River Center at Lockhouse 8, C&O Canal National Historical Park, 7906 Riverside Ave. Cabin John, Md.

<cal1>Friday/Aug. 21

<cal2>Diggin' the Bone Pit. 7-8 p.m. $2. Death is part of the cycle of life. But what happens to dead things? Come explore our 'bone pit' to find out. For ages 5-16. At Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Register at www.ParkPASS.org or call 301-765-8660.