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Potomac Calendar Feb. 25-March 3

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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.

Friday/Feb. 27

Peking Acrobats. Chinese acrobats perform at 8 p.m. in the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Tickets: $18-45; call 301-581-5100.

Theater Performance. Imagination Stage presents “The Magic of Beauty and the Beast” at 7:30 p.m. at Reeve Studio Theatre, 4908 Auburn Ave. $10/person. Visit www.imaginationstage.org or 301-280-1660.

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.

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ, One Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. Hear music for the piano. Pay as you can. Visit www.washingtonconservatory.org or 301-320-2770.

Saturday/Feb. 28

Painting Workshop. Lillian Fitzgerald leads a painting workshop from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Tickets: $50 plus $25 material fee; call 301-581-5100.

National Philharmonic. The National Philharmonic Orchestra performs 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.

Dance Performance. 8 p.m. at American Dance Institute, 1570 E. Jefferson St. See Robert Moses’ Kin and Edgeworks Dance Theatre. $25/adult; $15/student, senior, member. Visit www.americandance.org or 301-984-3003.

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. Imagination Stage presents “The Magic of Beauty and the Beast” at 7:30 p.m. at Reeve Studio Theatre, 4908 Auburn Ave. $10/person. Visit www.imaginationstage.org or 301-280-1660.

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

Dance Party. 7:30-11 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville. Dance to music by Pine Leaf Boys. $18/person. Visit www.DancingbytheBayou.com or 301-762-6730.

Dance Performance. See Robert Moses’ Kin and Edgeworks Dance Theatre perform at 8 p.m. at American Dance Institute, 1570 E. Jefferson St. in Rockville. $25/adult; $15/student. Visit www.americandance.org or 301-984-3003.

Theater Performance. 8 p.m. at the Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. $15/person. Comic plays by Precipice Improv theater. Visit precipiceimprov.com for more.

Sunday/March 1

Dance Performance. 3 p.m. at American Dance Institute, 1570 E. Jefferson St. See Robert Moses’ Kin and Edgeworks Dance Theatre. $25/adult; $15/student, senior, member. Visit www.americandance.org or 301-984-3003.

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 Amanda Horowitz.” Free. 301-371-5593 or www.yellowbarnstudio.com for more.

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/member. Visit www.fsgw.org for more.

Monday/March 2

Reading and Performance. 7:30 p.m. at the Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. Martin Moran performs “The Tricky Part: One Boy’s Fall from Trespass into Grace.” $10/member; $15/nonmember. 301-654-8664.

Tuesday/March 3

Chinese Book Club. Join in a Chinese book discussion in the Chinese language from 7-9 p.m. at the Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive. Registration not required.

Book Club. 7 p.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive. Discussion in Chinese. Call for title, 240-777-0690.

Wednesday/March 4

Babies. 10:30 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive. Children under 3 enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and more. Free. Register at 240-777-0690.

Friday/March 6

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ, One Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. Hear music for the piano. Pay as you can. Visit www.washingtonconservatory.org or 301-320-2770.

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

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Mansion at Strathmore. Hear piano by Daryl Davis Band. Visit www.strathmore.org for tickets.

Saturday/March 7

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.

Dance Bethesda. 8 p.m. at Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Highway, Bethesda. Enjoy ballet, cultural dances and more. $20/adult; $10/child. Visit www.bethesda.org or 301-215-6660.

Children and Dogs. 1-3 p.m. at Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road. Dog trainer Colleen Pelar helps parents understand how to protect children and dogs from each other’s exuberance. Free. Registration required, www.yourdogsfriend.info or 301-983-5913.

Theater Performance. 8 p.m. at the Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. $15/person. Comic plays by Precipice Improv theater. Visit precipiceimprov.com for more.

Paintings. See art by Pam Jennings at Yellow Barn Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo from noon-5 p.m. Free. 301-371-5593. Visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com.

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

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

Children’s Talk and Tour. 10:15 a.m. at Mansion at Strathmore. Children ages 5 and up can enjoy the program. Free, but reservations required, 301-581-5109.

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at Music Center at Strathmore. Hear the BSO perform Mozart’s “Requiem.” Tickets at www.strathmore.org.

Family Film. 12:30 p.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive. Adults and teens can watch “Traces of the Trade: A Story From the Deep North.” Free. Lunch provided. 240-777-0690.

Sunday/March 8

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.

Purim Carnival. 1-3:30 p.m. at JCC of Greater Washington. Enjoy arts & crafts, games and more. $7/child; $20 max/family. 301-348-3760.

Purim Carnival. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Beth Sholom Congregation, 11825 Seven Locks Road. Enjoy rides, games and more. 301-279-7010.

Author Discussion. 2 p.m. at The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. Naomi Collins and Ulrich Boser will read from their latest works. Visit www.writer.org or 301-654-8664.

Paintings. See art by Pam Jennings at Yellow Barn Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo from noon-5 p.m. Free. 301-371-5593. Visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com.

Climb Wall Weekend. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the old stables building in Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Free for Discovery Creek members and $5/nonmembers. Visit www.discoverycreek.org or 202-488-0627 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/member. Visit www.fsgw.org for more.

Monday/March 9

Time for 2’s and 3’s. 10:30 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive. Children under 3 enjoy stories, songs and more. Free. Registration required, 240-777-0690.

Tuesday/March 10

Tiny Tot Tuesdays. 10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. at the Puppet Co. in Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Tots can watch a shorter theater performance with the lights on. $5/adult and child. Reservations recommended. Visit www.thepuppetco.org or 301-320-6668.

Wednesday/March 11

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at Music Center at Strathmore. The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma. Visit www.strathmore.org for tickets.

Thursday/March 12

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at Music Center at Strathmore. Patti Austin showcases Ella Fitzgerald. Visit www.strathmore.org for tickets.

Friday/March 13

Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Watch “Some Assembly Required.” $10/person. Visit www.imaginationstage.org or 301-280-1660.

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ, One Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. Hear music for the piano. Pay as you can. Visit www.washingtonconservatory.org or 301-320-2770.

Contra Dance. 7:30-11:30 p.m. at Bumper Car Pavilion in Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $9/person. Enjoy dancing to live music. E-mail fndcontra@yahoo.com for more.

Saturday/March 14

Art Talk. 10 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 11815 Seven Locks Road. Carol Soderlund will talk about the use of color inspired by the natural world. Free. Visit www.potomaccraftsmentguild.org for more.

Life With Small Dogs. 2-4 p.m. at Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road. Jill Siegel will give advice on small dogs. Free. Registration required, www.yourdogsfriend.info or 301-983-5913.

Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Watch “Some Assembly Required.” $10/person. Visit www.imaginationstage.org or 301-280-1660.

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore. Hear music by the National Philharmonic Chorale. Tickets start at $29/adult, children free. Visit www.nationalphilharmonic.org or 301-581-5100 for tickets.

Theater Performance. 8 p.m. at the Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. $15/person. Comic plays by Precipice Improv theater. Visit precipiceimprov.com for more.

Opening Reception. 5-7 p.m. see Yellow Barn Faculty exhibition at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Includes oil, acrylic and watercolor art. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Open House. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Yellow Barn Studio, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Enjoy mini-workshops and more. Free. Visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com or 301-371-5593.

Opening Reception. 5-7 p.m. meet the artists of “Transformations: The Artists’ Journey” from March 14 through March 29 at The Art Glass Center, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

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.

Swing Dance. 8 p.m.-midnight at Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $15/person. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Book Sale. 9 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive. Browse a variety of books for $1 or $.50. Free. 240-777-0960.

Sunday/March 15

Movie Watch. 10 a.m. at Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave. Watch “Innocent Voices.” A discussion follows. $15/person. Visit http://CinemaArtBethesda.org or 301-365-3679.

Performance. 6 p.m. at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Watch “Some Assembly Required.” $10/person. Visit www.imaginationstage.org or 301-280-1660.

Critiques and Coffee. 10 a.m.-noon at Photoworks Studio, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Bring a photo, enjoy coffee and bagels. 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. 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.

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. $15/nonmember; free to member. Visit www.fsgw.org for more.

Wednesday/March 18

Babies. 10:30 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive. Children under 3 enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and more. Free. Register at 240-777-0690.

Book Club. 1 p.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive. Discuss “Ciao, America.” Free. 240-777-0690.