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Potomac Calendar March 11-17

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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.

Benefit Concert. 7:30 p.m. at Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. Hear Marcus Johnson perform. $25/person and $10/student. 240-567-5301 for tickets.

Play. 7:30 p.m. at Connelly School of the Holy Child, 9029 Bradley Blvd. Watch “Alice/Through the Looking Glass.” $9/adult; $6/child, senior, student. Visit www.holychild.org or 301-365-0955.

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.

Play. 2:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. at Connelly School of the Holy Child, 9029 Bradley Blvd. Watch “Alice/Through the Looking Glass.” $9/adult; $6/child, senior, student. Visit www.holychild.org or 301-365-0955.

Benefit. 6 p.m. at Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda. Benefits Holy Cross School. Visit hcross.org/gala or 240-515-6757.

Open House. 3 p.m. at Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. Free. Enjoy workshops, prizes and more. Visit www.writer.org for more.

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.

Photography Along the Canal. 8-9:30 a.m. at River Center at Lockhouse 8, 7906 Riverside Ave., Cabin John. Bring a camera and get pointers from photographer Joanne Miller. Visit www.potomac.org for more.

Beginner Bird Survey. 9:30 a.m. at River Center at Lockhouse 8, 7906 Riverside Ave., Cabin John. Learn about beginner bird survey and counting techniques. Visit www.potomac.org for more.

Music Performance. 3 p.m. at Strathmore. Hear music by Chamber Strings, harp ensemble and more. Visit Strathmore.org for tickets.

Performance. 7 p.m. at Strathmore. Hear Chris Gekker and Philharmonic perform Beethoven and more. 301-581-5100 or Strathmore.org for tickets.

Tuesday/March 17

Photo Workshop. 7 p.m. at VisArts Center, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop. $125/member; $150/nonmember. 301-315-8200.

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.

Thursday/March 19

Literary Luncheon Series. The Friends of the Montegomery County Library’s 21st annual Literary Luncheon Series continues with Frank Joseph, former Washington Post editor, at 11:30 a.m. at Strathmore Hall Arts Center in the Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Luncheon to follow. $25/lecture and lunch, $20 lecture only. FOLMC members: $22/lunch, $18 lecture only.

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at Glen Echo Town Hall, 6106 Harvard Ave., Glen Echo. Hear Bob Zentz, Kendall Morse and Ken Hicks. $15/member; $18/nonmember; $10/student, child. Visit www.fsgw.org or 202-386-8252.

Friday/March 20

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.

Celebration of Hope Gala. 7-11 p.m. at Bolger Center, 9600 Newbridge Drive. Support the Wellness Community with a reception, auction, dinner, dancing and more. $250/person. 301-493-5002.

Theater Performance. Wootton High School, 2100 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, presents “Beauty and the Beast” at 7:30 p.m. $10/general; $15/reserved. 301-279-8581 for tickets.

Reading. Local poets Rose Solari and Adele Steiner will read with a visiting group of writers from Wales, including Tom Anderson, Catrin Dafydd, Fflur Dafydd, Eurig Salisbury, and Owen Sheers, 7:30 p.m. at The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. Free. 301-654-8664 or www.writer.org.

Saturday/March 21

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 Judy Levey at Yellow Barn Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo from noon-5 p.m. Free. 301-371-5593. Visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com.

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. Visit www.glenechopark.org for cost.

Family Language. 10 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive. Children ages 2 and up can enjoy stories, songs and crafts. Free. 703-777-0690.

Family Film. 12:30 p.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive. Adults and teens can watch “The Education of Shelby Knox.” Free. Register at 240-777-0690.

From the Garden to the Bay. Noon at Bethesda Library, 6400 Arlington Road. All ages can learn about watershed gardening, recycling and more. 240-777-0970.

Theater Performance. Wootton High School, 2100 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, presents “Beauty and the Beast” at 7:30 p.m. $10/general; $15/reserved. 301-279-8581 for tickets.

Sunday/March 22

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

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.

Ballroom Tea Dance. 3-6 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $12/person. Dance to 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.

Theater Performance. Wootton High School, 2100 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, presents “Beauty and the Beast” at 2 p.m. $10/general; $15/reserved. 301-279-8581 for tickets.

Author Discussion. 2 p.m., poets George Witte and Sue Ellen Thompson will read from their work at The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. Free. Contact 301-654-8664 or www.writer.org.

Monday/March 23

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.

Book Club. 8 p.m. at Congregation Beth Sholom and Talmud Torah, 11825 Seven Locks Road. Discuss “A Woman in Jerusalem” by A.B. Yehoshua. Free. E-mail Tanya Lampert at alamp9608@yahoo.com for more.

Tuesday/March 24

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.

Friday/March 27

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.

Swing Dance. 8 p.m.-midnight at Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Visit www.glenechopark.org for cost.

Theater Performance. Wootton High School, 2100 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, presents “Beauty and the Beast” at 7:30 p.m. $10/general; $15/reserved. 301-279-8581 for tickets.

Family Bingo Night. 7 p.m. at Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John. $5/person. Enjoy prizes, pizza, popcorn and more. Proceeds benefit the community center. 301-263-2783.

Saturday/March 28

Dog Demo Day. 2-5 p.m. at Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road. Learn about various dog sports. 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 Sarah Olson at Yellow Barn Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo from noon-5 p.m. Free. 301-371-5593. Visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com.

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.

Cajun/Zydeco Dance. 8 p.m.-midnight at Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Visit www.glenechopark.org for cost.

Swing Dance. 8 p.m.-midnight at Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Visit www.glenechopark.org for cost.

From the Garden to the Bay. 1 p.m. at Bethesda Library, 6400 Arlington Road. All ages can learn about watershed gardening, recycling and more. 240-777-0970.

Theater Performance. Wootton High School, 2100 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, presents “Beauty and the Beast” at 7:30 p.m. $10/general; $15/reserved. 301-279-8581 for tickets.

Sunday/March 29

Shrimp and Oyster Feast. 1-5 p.m. at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, 5020 Battery Lane, Bethesda. Benefits B-CC Rescue Squad. $40/person. Visit www.bccrs.org or 301-977-6634 for tickets.

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

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.

Milonga. 3-6 p.m. at Sapnish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Visit www.glenechopark.org for cost.

Theater Performance. Wootton High School, 2100 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, presents “Beauty and the Beast” at 2 p.m. $10/general; $15/reserved. 301-279-8581 for tickets.

Scrabble Scramble. 6 p.m. at Bolger Center, 9600 Newbridge Drive. Benefits Literary Council programs. $200/group of four. 301-610-0030.

Thursday/April 2

Cabaret Act. 8 p.m. at Music Center at Strathmore. See Bebe Neuwirth perform. $32-$78/person. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.