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<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.
GlasScene, An Exhibition of Fine Art Glass, June 6 to July 5. Popcorn Gallery at Glen Echo, 7300 Mac Arthur Blvd., Glen Echo, Maryland. Opening Reception: June 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. Gallery Hours: 12 to 6 PM Saturdays and Sundays and by appointment - 301-634-2273.
<cal2>Potomac River Ramble. Four-day paddling event, canoeing and kayaking expedition featuring riverside camping, catered meals, live music, restoration projects and environmental education. Experienced river guides will lead participants along the Monocacy Scenic River , under the Monocacy Aqueduct and down the Potomac River, ending at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area near Potomac Falls, Va. Sponsored by the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin and by River and Trail Outfitters of Knoxville, Md. Visit www.potomacriver.org or call 301-984-1908.
<cal2>"Don't Dress for Dinner." A delicious, side-splitting farce presented by the Potomac Theatre Company. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. At Bullis School, Flair Family Center for the Arts, 10601 Falls Road, Potomac. Adults $20, seniors/students $18. Pre-paid groups of 10 or more: 20% off. Reservations: 301 299-8571.
<cal2>Diggin' the Bone Pit. 10-11 a.m. 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. Cost is $4. At Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Register for programs at www.ParkPASS.org or call 301-765-8660.
Explore Wild Montgomery County. 9:30 a.m. to noon. Discover beautiful public places close to home. Learn fascinating natural history from our experts. All programs are free but require registration. For ages 18-up. At Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Register for programs at www.ParkPASS.org or call 301-765-8660.
"You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown" will open Friday, June 26 and 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).
<cal2>Heritage Days Celebration. Noon to 4 p.m. As part of Montgomery County’s Heritage Days celebration, the Spanish Ballroom will feature a display of panels that tell the story of Glen Echo Park’s history from the late 1800s to 1960. Listen to a brief talk on the history of the ballroom, take a free dance lesson, and tour the entire park with a National Park Service ranger. The Park’s historic Dentzel carousel will be open. Call 301-634-2222 or visit www.glenechopark.org.
Zydeco Dance Party. Introductory Zydeco Dance lesson from 8-9 p.m. Dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. With the band Yankee Zydeco Company. At the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park. $15 admission. Call Michael Hart at 301-762-6730 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, or go to www.DancingbytheBayou.com. Glen Echo Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, Md.
<cal2>Thrift Shop Half Price Sales. Noon to 4 p.m. The Montgomery County Thrift Shop, 7125-27 Wisconsin Ave., in Bethesda, will hold two half price sale days on two Sundays – June 14 and June 28, from noon to 4 p.m. Everything in the shop, with the exception of consignment merchandise, will be half price. Go to www.MoCoThrift.org.
Slow Blues and Swing Dance. Slow Blues lesson from 7-8:30 p.m. Dancing from 8:30-11 p.m. At the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, Md. Big Boy Little Band. $17 for workshop and dance; $12 for dance only. Call Donna Barker at 301-634-2231 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222; send e-mail to email@example.com or visit www.DanceDC.com. The Glen Echo National Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD 20812.
<cal2>Tuesday in the Park. 11a.m.-noon. 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 for programs at www.ParkPASS.org or call 301-765-8660.
<cal2>Slow Blues and Swing Dance. Lesson 8:30-9 p.m. and Dancing from 9-11:30 p.m. Capital Blues hosts Slow Blues and Swing Dancing in the Back Room (East Addition) at Glen Echo Park. With DJ Mike Marcotte and Guests. Call Donna Barker at 301-634-2231 or go to info@CapitalBlues.org or www.CapitalBlues.org. The Back Room entrance is located on the far left side of the Spanish Ballroom. The Glen Echo National Park is at 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD 20812.
<cal1>Saturday, July 4
<cal2>Potomac 5K Run. 8 a.m. The ninth annual Autism Speaks Potomac 5K Run, 1-Mile Walk will benefit Autism Speaks. Last year, 104 teams helped raise $250,000. Specifics: 7:30 a.m. Pre-race warm-up (with professional trainer Fred Foster); 8 a.m. 5K road race; 8:05 a.m. 1 mile walk. Starts at Potomac Library at the intersection of River and Falls Roads in Potomac, Md. Entry fee is $30 in advance, $40 on the day. Children ages 14 and under is $15. Packet Pick-Up will take place on Friday July 3 from 4 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Potomac United Methodist Church (intersection of Falls and South Glen Road). Online registration and fund-raising tools are available at: www.potomac5K.org.
Fireworks Display. Germantown Glory will be held at the SoccerPlex in the South Germantown Recreational Park, 18041 Central Park Circle. A concert by Bobby and the Believers will begin at 7 p.m., with fireworks at approximately 9:30 p.m. Call 240-777-6820.
Fireworks Display. Mid-County Sparkles will be held at Albert Einstein High School, 11135 Newport Road, Kensington. Call 240-777-8115.
<cal2>Waltz Dance. 3:30-6 p.m. At the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park. Introductory Waltz Workshop 3-3:30 p.m. Dance from 3:30-6 p.m. The band Rhapsody will perform. Call Joan Koury at 202-238-0230 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, go to www.WaltzTimeDances.org or e-mail info@WaltzTimeDances.org. The Glen Echo National Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo.
Medicinal Plant Walk. 10-11:30 a.m. At River Center at Lockhouse 8, C&O Canal National Historical Park, 7906 Riverside Ave. Cabin John, Md.
<cal1>July 6 to Aug. 15
<cal2>"Pirates! A Boy at Sea." At Imagination Stage. Performances on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. 4 p.m. Some Saturday 11 a.m. performances as well. Tickets from $10-$21. Visit http://www.imaginationstage.org.
<cal1>Tuesday, July 7
<cal2>"Magic Toy Shop." 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. At the Puppet Co. Playhouse. $5/adults and children. Running time is 30 minutes. At Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Call 301-634-5380.
Northwest Boychoir of Seattle. Forty singers ages 9-14. At 7:30 p.m. A 90-minute concert featuring sacred favorites as well as secular and patriotic songs. There is a free-will offering to benefit Community Ministries of Rockville. Under the direction of Joseph Crnko. At Christ Episcopal Church, 107 South Washington St., Rockville. Go to www.nwchoirs.org/
<cal2>Pianist Michael Adcock. 3 p.m. Presented by the Washington Conservatory of Music as part of the grand opening celebration and open house of The Washington Conservatory at Glen Echo Park. Adcock will perform music by Spanish, South American, and Spanish-influenced composers. Glen Echo Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Boulevard in Bethesda, near the intersection of MacArthur Blvd. and Goldsboro Rd. The Washington Conservatory at Glen Echo Park is in the South Arcade of the Park (by Adventure Theatre.) Call 301-320-2770 and www.washingtonconservatory.org
<cal2>Artist's Reception. 4-6 p.m. New Photographs and Paintings by Ruth Neubauer and Karen Van Allen. At the Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Show runs July 10-12, noon to 5 p.m.
<cal2>Sing-Along Celebration. 8 p.m. Join song leader Elise Kress and guitarist Lawrence Brand for a fun evening singing along to your favorite songs from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, from pop, folk, country, and rock & roll classics. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Go to www.SingAlongCelebration.com Tickets: $20. Call 301-639-7608.
Potomac Conservancy picnic. 4-7 p.m. At Carderock Pavilion, Carderock, Md . Admission is free, but bring a potluck dish. If your last name ends in: A-E, bring an appetizer; F-J, bring a main dish; K-P, bring a dessert; Q-Z, bring an salad. The Potomac River Ramblers will fill the air with bluegrass and country music. Call Monica Lyman at firstname.lastname@example.org; 301-608-1188, x205.
The Bethesda Artist Market. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will feature fine art and craft for sale by local and regional artists including painting, photography, jewelry, wood, glass and ceramics. Held in the Bethesda Place Plaza, at the elevated plaza at the corner of Old Georgetown Road and Woodmont Avenue.
Free Practice Tests. 9 a.m. For SAT and ACT. By Summit Educational Group. At Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg. Visit www.mytutor.com or call a Summit Program Director at 1-800-MYTUTOR (800-698-8867).
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad Appreciation Night at Bethesda Big Train Baseball. 7 p.m. Meet firefighters and rescuers and explore fire and rescue trucks while enjoying a baseball game. Free kids' fire hats. $2-$7; kids 5 and under free. Gates open at 6 p.m. Shirley Povich Field, Cabin John Regional Park, 10600 Westlake Drive, Bethesda. Call 301-983-1006 or www.bigtrain.org for tickets.
<cal2>"All shook Up." July 11-12, 17-19 and 24-26. At Montgomery College Summer Dinner Theatre. Tickets $37/adults and $27/ children 12 and under. Prices include the performance and a dinner buffet. At Friday and Saturday performances, the doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with a show time of 8:15 p.m. On Sunday, the buffet will open at 12:30 p.m., with a 2:15 p.m. show time. At Theatre Arts Arena on the College’s Rockville Campus, located at 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville. Go to www.montgomerycollege.edu/sdt or call 240-567-7676.
<cal2>Zydeco Dance Party. 3:30-6 p.m. At the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park. Introductory Zydeco Dance Lesson from 3-3:30 p.m. dancing from 3:30-6 p.m. with the band Johnny Ace and Sidewalk Zydeco. Admission is $15. Call Michael Hart at 301-762-6730 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, or go to www.DancingbytheBayou.com. The Glen Echo National Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD 20812.