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Potomac Calendar Feb. 4-10

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Thursday/Feb. 5

Cirque de la Symphonie. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs at 8 p.m. in the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Visit www.BSOmusic.org for tickets.

Friday/Feb. 6

Heart and Soul. The Stylistics, Harold Melvin’s Bluenotes and The Chi-Lites perform at 8 p.m. in the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Tickets: $45-75; call 301-581-5100.

Waltz Contra Dance. 7:30-11:30 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom in Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $9/person. Beginners welcome. E-mail fndcontra@yahoo.com for more.

Saturday/Feb. 7

Folk Songs. Discover the work of Woody Guthrie from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Mansion at Strathmore10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Recommended for children ages 4-7. Tickets: $30; call 301-581-5100.

Painting Workshop. Artist Nellie Chao teaches beginners the Chinese brunch painting from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. in the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Tickets: $50 plus $15 material fee; call 301-581-5100.

National Philharmonic. The National Philharmonic Orchestra performs Bizet’s Carmen at 8 p.m. in the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Tickets from $29, children 7-17 free. Call 301-581-5100.

Play in a Day. 8 p.m. at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Watch ten-minute plays. $10/person. Visit www.bethesda.org or 301-215-6660 for tickets.

Meeting. Noon at Normandie Farm Restaurant, 10710 Falls Road. Rotary Club of Potomac meeting about “Club Assembly.” Free. Visit www.rotaryclubofpotomac.org or 301-251-4942.

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. Noon 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.

Theater Performance. 11 a.m. at Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. Watch “James and the Giant Peach.” $7/adult; $6/senior, student, child. Visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/PAC or 240-567-5301.

Bingo Night. 3-5 p.m. at Holy Child, 9029 Bradley Blvd. Proceeds benefit The Washington Middle School for Girls in Southeast, D.C. Includes a bake sale, raffle and more. Free. $5/person or $20/family for bingo. Visit www.holychild.org or 301-365-0955.

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ, One Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. Hear the Washington Conservatory Piano Trio. Pay as you can cost. Visit www.washingtonconservatory.org or 301-320-2770.

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

Swing Dance. 8 p.m.-midnight at Spanish Ballroom in Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $14/person. 301-340-9732.

Sunday/Feb. 8

Author Reading. 2 p.m. at The Writer’s Center, 45808 Walsh St., Bethesda. Novelist Tammy Greenwood and poet David Salner will read from their new works. Free. Visit www.writer.org or 301-654-8664.

Music Performance. 7 p.m. at Geneva Presbyterian Church, 11931 Seven Locks Road. Hear “Organ Classics.” Free. 301-424-4346.

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. Noon 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.

Critiques and Coffee. 10 a.m. at Photoworks Studio in Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacARthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Bring a photo, enjoy bagels and coffee. Free. Visit www.glenechophotoworks.org or 301-229-7930.

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

Contra and Square Dance. 7-10:30 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom in Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $12/nonmember; $9/member.

Monday/Feb. 9

Singing Workshop. John Horman leads a multi-session workshop for aspiring singers from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Tickets: $120; call 301-581-5100.

Tuesday/Feb. 10

Afternoon Tea. Flutist Susan Bour and guitarist Phil Bour are performing at 1 p.m. at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Prepaid reservations required; $21 plus tax. Call 301-581-5108.

Music in the Mansion. Pianist Raymond Jackson performs at 7:30 p.m. in the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Tickets: $25; call 301-581-5100.

Fundraiser. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at Robeks and 5-10 p.m. at California Tortilla, both in Cabin John Shopping Center. Mention “Churchill Bulldogs” and 25 percent will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Tiny Tot Tuesdays. 10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. The Puppet Company has performances for children up to age 4 to enjoy. $5/person. Registration recommended, www.thepuppetco.org or 301-320-6668.

Wednesday/Feb. 11

Valentine’s Tea. Pianist John Dassoulas is performing romantic music at 1 p.m. at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Prepaid reservations required; $26 plus tax. Call 301-581-5108.

Thursday/Feb. 12

Celebration. 2-4 p.m. at the Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe St., Rockville. Theme is “Heritage and Horizons: The African American Legacy and the Challenges for the 21st Century.” Hear music and speakers. Free. Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov or 240-777-1293.

Friday/Feb. 13

Home Tours. Guided tours showing the history and personal stories of the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Call 301-581-5100.

Symphony with a Twist. Marvin Alson and Savion Glover perform at 8 p.m. in the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Visit www.BSOmusic.org for tickets.

Bethesda Art Walk. 6-9 p.m. in downtown Bethesda. Browse 13 galleries and more. Free. Visit www.bethesda.org for more.

Contra Dance. 7:30-11:30 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom in Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd $9/person. E-mail fndcontra@yahoo.com for more.

Saturday/Feb. 14

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. Noon 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.

Reception. 6-8 p.m. Potomac artist Marshetta Davis is showcasing her art at DeJaBel Café, 2519 University Blvd. West, Wheaton, through February. All artwork is on sale. Visit www.artsymars.blogspot.com for more.

Artist Showcase. Noon-5 p.m. at Yellow Barn Studio at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. See works from “High School Scholarship Class.” Free. Visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com for more.

Sunday/Feb. 15

Discover Strathmore. Jugglers, clowns and acrobats will perform on the stages at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Free, no tickets required. Call 301-581-5100.

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. Noon 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.

Artist Showcase. Noon-5 p.m. with a reception starting at 3 p.m. at Yellow Barn Studio at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. See works from “High School Scholarship Class.” Free. Visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com for more.

Contra and Square Dance. 7-10:30 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom in Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $12/nonmember; $9/member.

Monday/Feb. 16

Singing Workshop. John Horman leads a multi-session workshop for aspiring singers from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Tickets: $120; call 301-581-5100.

Mondays in the Mansion. Listen to music with Aniko Debreceny from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Tickets: $15. Call 301-581-5108.

Tuesday/Feb. 17

Afternoon Tea. Piano duo Hsein-Ann Meng and Wei-Der Huang are performing at 1 p.m. at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Prepaid reservations required; $21 plus tax. Call 301-581-5108.

Wednesday/Feb. 18

Afternoon Tea. Pianist Fran Hrastar is performing at 1 p.m. at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Prepaid reservations required; $21 plus tax. Call 301-581-5108.

Thursday/Feb. 19

Master Class. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has a master class with the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra at 5 p.m. in the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Free. Reservations required; call 301-581-5100.

Symphony. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs at 8 p.m. in the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Visit www.BSOmusic.org for tickets.

Friday/Feb. 20

Chamber Concert. The Ahn Trio performs at 8 p.m. in the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Tickets: $18-45; call 301-581-5100.

Contra Dance. 7:30-11:30 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom in Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd $9/person. E-mail fndcontra@yahoo.com for more.

Saturday/Feb. 21

Clay Workshop. Carol Zilliacus will lead a polymer clay workshop from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Tickets: $75; call 301-581-5100.

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. Noon 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.

Art Show. Noon-5 p.m. at Yellow Barn Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. See the “Paintings by Zoe Polach.” Free. 301-371-5593 or www.yellowbarnstudio.com for more.

Sunday/Feb. 22

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. Noon 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.

Dog Talk. 2 p.m. at Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road. Hear a dog trainer talk about how to train difficult dogs. Free, but registration required, www.yourdogsfriend.info or 301-983-5913.

Art Show. Noon-5 p.m. at Yellow Barn Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. See the “Paintings by Zoe Polach.” Free. 301-371-5593 or www.yellowbarnstudio.com for more.

Contra and Square Dance. 7-10:30 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom in Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $12/nonmember; $9/member.

Monday/Feb. 23

Singing Workshop. John Horman leads a multi-session workshop for aspiring singers from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Tickets: $120; call 301-581-5100.

Book Discussion. 8 p.m. at Beth Sholom Congregation, 11825 Seven Locks Road. Free. Discuss “Not Me” by Michael Lavigne. E-mail alamp9608@yahoo.com for more.

Tuesday/Feb. 24

Afternoon Tea. Pianist Becky Dukes is performing at 1 p.m. at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Prepaid reservations required; $21 plus tax. Call 301-581-5108.

Concert. Violinist Julia Fischer performs at 8 p.m. in the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Tickets: $38-78; call 301-581-5100.

Tiny Tot Tuesdays. 10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. The Puppet Company has performances for children up to age 4 to enjoy. $5/person. Registration recommended, www.thepuppetco.org or 301-320-6668.

Wednesday/Feb. 25

Afternoon Tea. Guitarist Paul Bangser is performing at 1 p.m. at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Prepaid reservations required; $21 plus tax. Call 301-581-5108.

Artist in Residence. Herb and Hanson perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Tickets: $10; call 301-581-5100.

London Philharmonic. The London Philharmonic Orchestra performs at 8 p.m. in the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Tickets: $47-117; call 301-581-5100.