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Potomac Calendar March 18-24

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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.

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, 6601 Bradley Blvd. Free. Hear music by Kyle Babin and more. 301-365-2850.

Battle of the Bands. 6:30-11:30 p.m. on the terrace level of the Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe St., Rockville. Hear Aftermath from Wooton High School and Frequontrol from Quince Orchard and Wooton high schools. $10/person. Canned donations will be accepted. School id required. 240-777-6985.

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.

Music Performance. 23 p.m. at Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ, One Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. Hear Julia Bogorad-Kogan on the flute. Pay-as-you-can. Visit www.washingtonconservatory.org or 301-320-2770.

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.

Wednesday/March 25

Mixes and Mingles. 5-7 p.m. at Hilton Rockville, 1750 Rockville Pike. Women Business Owners of Montgomery County. $20/nonmember, free to members. Visit www.wbo-mc.com.

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.

Music Performance. 3 p.m. at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, 4301 East-West Highway, Bethesda. Hear the Symphony of the Potomac. $10/person. Visit symphonypotomac.org.

Author Reading. 2 p.m., visiting poet Richard Blanco, author of “Directions to the Beach of the Dead and City of a Hundred Fires,” will read with Jehanne Dubrow, author of “The Hardship Post,” at The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. Free. 301-654-8664 for details.

Wednesday/April 1

Fund-raiser. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. at Whole Foods Market, 5269 River Road, Bethesda. Whole Foods will donate 5 percent of all proceeds to Imagination Stage. Enjoy events by students, faculty and more of Imagination Stage.

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.