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The Hayman Celebration. 3-10 p.m. A mini-folk festival tribute to the late Vic Heyman and his wife Reba. To benefit the Heyman Folk Scholarship Fund. Dr. Vic Heyman, who died on Jan. 6, 2009, of Parkinson's, was a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense in the 1960s who later started a direct-mail company in Rockville, Md., and became a noted figure in area folk music circles as a concert presenter. Tickets for the show range from $25 to $125. At the Historic Olney Theatre. Go to www.heymancelebration.org or call Sherry Panzer at 301-580-9401.

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.

<cal1>Now through Nov. 8

<cal2>Go, Dog. Go! The production brings to life the delightful, colorful world of dogs through juggling, rhythmic music, and dance. Tickets can be purchased through the box office by calling 301-634-2270 or online at http://www.adventuretheatre.org. Tickets are $12 for children 12 and under and $15 for adults. Children under the age of 1 are free. At Adventure Theatre, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, in the historic Glen Echo Park.

<cal1>Now through Oct. 11

<cal2>"Hansel and Gretel". 40 minutes. A marionette adaptation of Humperdink's children's opera, full of magic, music and dazzling special effects. Recommended for grades K-6. Thursdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. At the Puppet Co. Theater. Tickets are $10. Call 301-634-5380.

<cal1>Thursday/Oct. 8

<cal2>Weekly Walking Club. 10 a.m. Walkers of all levels are welcome. Each measured walk starts at the Center, and bottled water and route maps are provided. There is no charge, and new participants are welcome at any time. The activity is sponsored by the Friends of the Clara Barton Community Center. At Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John. Call 301-229-0010.

Blues Dance. $8. Beginner workshop from 8:15-9 p.m. Dancing from 9-11:30 p.m. Rotating DJs and instructors. At the Ballroom Annex of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: info@capitalblues.org.

<cal1>Friday/Oct. 9

<cal2>Contra Dance. 7:30 - 11:30 p.m. $9 admission. Lesson from 7:30-8:15 p.m. dance from 8:30-11:30 p.m. Featuring the Glen Echo Open Band. At the Spanish Ballroom of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: fndcontra@yahoo.com.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 10

<cal2>Used Book Sale. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Most hardback books and large paperbacks are $1. Regular paperbacks are $.50. At the Potomac Library, 10101 Glenholden Drive, Potomac.

Swing Dance. 8 p.m. - midnight. $15 admission. Lesson with Tom and Debra 8–9 p.m., dance 9 p.m. - 12 midnight. Dancing with Blair Carman and the Belleview Boys from Ohio. At the Spanish Ballroom of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo.

Travilah Oak Celebration. Noon to 4 p.m. Celebrate the Travilah Oak's birthday with fun and festivities. Music, hayrides, pony rides, vaulting demos on horseback, antique fire engine and vintage autos, alpacas, baby turkeys and guinea hens, the C&O Park Mounted Police, karate exhibition, Indian dancing, pumpkin decorating contest, and more. The great white oak tree is estimated to be over 300 years old. At the Potomac Oak Center, intersection of Glen and Travilah Roads in Potomac.

Mathemagical Design: Geometry in Textiles with Jennifer Moore. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Sponsored by the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild. At the Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road, Potomac. Go to www.potomaccraftsmenguild.org.

Truck Touch. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring exciting vehicles of all shapes and sizes for kids to climb and touch. $3/person and under 2 free. At Suburban Nursery School, 7210 Hidden Creek Road, Bethesda. Call 301-263-9327.

<cal1>Sunday/Oct. 11

<cal2>Concert of Scottish Music. 4 p.m. With Scottish singer Katrine Anderson and Friends. At Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda. Call 301-493-8300 or www.cedarlane.org, or check out Katrine's web site: www.KatrineAnderson.com.

Family Dance. 3-5 p.m. $5. Spend the afternoon dancing with your children. Bring your entire family, neighbors, church or synagogue group, birthday party, and girl or boy scout troop. At the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo.

Contra and Square Dance. Newcomer lesson at 7 p.m. Dancing 7:30-10:30 p.m. Focus on New England style contra dances, and including square dances, country mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. Dances called by Ron Bucanan to the Dead Sea Squirrels. At the Bumper Car Pavilion. Admission $12/non-members, $9 members.

The Hayman Celebration. 3-10 p.m. A mini-folk festival tribute to the late Vic Heyman and his wife Reba. To benefit the Heyman Folk Scholarship Fund. Dr. Vic Heyman, who died on Jan. 6, 2009, of Parkinson's, was a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense in the 1960s who later started a direct-mail company in Rockville, Md., and became a noted figure in area folk music circles as a concert presenter. Tickets for the show range from $25 to $125. At the Historic Olney Theatre. Go to www.heymancelebration.org or call Sherry Panzer at 301-580-9401.

Open Door Reading Series: Settlement House. 2 p.m. Join editor Larry Moffi and poets published by Settlement House, one of the newest independent presses in the metro area. Readers are Dennis Sampson from Within the Shadow of a Man, Louie Skipper from It Was the Orange Persimmon of the Sun, and Sheppard Ranbom from King Philip’s War. Free. Contact 301-365-8664 or visit www.writer.org.

<cal1>Monday/Oct. 12

<cal2>VOICES 2009. 6:30 p.m. cocktail reception. 7:30 p.m. dinner and program. Guest speaker is Dee Dee Myers, first woman to serve as White House Press Secretary, and author of "Why Women Should Rule the World." VOICES brings together hundreds of women from every part of our community who share the same values: generosity, responsibility to care for each other, education and improving our world. Sponsored by the Women’s Philanthropy of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. At the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel, 4701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda. Visit www.shalomdc.org/VOICES or contact Lyn Watner, Director of Women’s Philanthropy, at 301-230-7224.

Solas on Tour with Bearfoot. 8 p.m. Tickets $25/advance, $28/door. At the IMT/Kroeger Theater Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville. Call 301-754-3611 and visit www.imtfolk.org

<cal1>Wednesday/Oct. 14

<cal2>Jim Photoglo Performs. 8 p.m. With special guests Ruthie Logsdon and Greg Hardin (of Ruthie and the Wranglers). At Branded '72 (formerly O'Brien's BBQ), 387 E. Gude Drive in Rockville. $18 general, $15 members. Contact: David at focusrockville@earthlink.net, 301-275-7459 or log onto www.focusmusic.org.

<cal1>Thursday/Oct. 15

<cal2>Author George Pelecanos. 6 p.m. Discusses his novel, "The Turnaround." At Rockville Library, 21 Maryland Ave. Call 240-777-0142.

Blues Dance. Beginner workshop 8:15 - 9 p.m. $8 admission. Dancing from 9-11:30 p.m. $8 admission. With rotating DJs and instructors. At the Ballroom Annex of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: info@capitalblues.org.

<cal1>Friday/Oct. 16

<cal2>Chiara String Quartet Performs. 7:30 p.m. Featuring music by Debussy, Beethoven, Prokofiev and Webern. At Strathmore Mansion, Shapiro Music Room, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Tickets are $28. Call 301-581-5100 or www.strathmore.org.

Contra Dance. Dance lesson 7:30-8:15. Called dance from 8:30-11:30 p.m. $9 admission. Nils Fredland, with his trombone, calls to Elixir, with Ethan Hazzard-Watkins on fiddle, Anna Patton on clarinet, Jesse Hazzard-Watkins on trumpet, and Owen Morrison on guitar. At the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo. Email: fndcontra@yahoo.com

Salsa Dance. 8 p.m. to midnight. $12 admission. Salsa lesson from 8-9 p.m. taught by Keith givens followed by dancing to recorded music. At the Bumper Car Pavilion of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: searchernet@comcast.net.

<cal2>La Divina Milonga Party. 8:30-midnight. $15 admission. Argentine Tango dance hosted by Fabio and Jennifer Bonini. Beginner's lesson from 8:30-9 p.m. Dancing to recorded music from 9 p.m. to midnight. At Glen Echo Park's Ballroom Annex, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: Jennifer@foreverdancing.com.

<cal1> Saturday/Oct. 17

<cal2>The Johnson's 13th Annual Haunted Forest. 7-10 p.m. Free admission. Refreshments will be available and candy will be scattered throughout the haunted trails. Accepting donations to these charities: Stop Breast cancer Coalition, the Winston Churchill Boster Club and National Autism Walk. At 11930 Cragwood Way, Potomac. Call 301-299-9164.

Potomac Fiber Arts Show and Sale. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Beautiful scarves, shawls, hats, wall hangings, hand-dyed yarns, jewelry, clothing, table linens and more. At St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville.

Helping Your Adopted Dog. 3-5 p.m. Free. How to help your adopted dog build trust and confidence; how your dog can learn new habits (and "un-learn" old ones). At the Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Rd., Potomac.

Help the Homeless Walkathon and Homecoming Fun Fair. 9:30 a.m. registration. Proceeds go to Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington. Watch St. Andrew’s Episcopal student athletes compete while you enjoy games, food, music, face painting and shopping. There are activities for children of all ages. At 8804 Post Oak Road in Potomac. Parking is next door at Hoover Middle School. Go to www.saes.org or call Brooke Norrett, Director of Special Events, at 301-983 – 5200 or bnorrett@saes.org.

Harvest Festival. 1-5 p.m. At North Bethesda United Methodist Church, 10100 Old Georgetown Rd. at Lone Oak. Snack bar opens at 12 p.m. Games, moon bounce, petting zoo and pony rides. Call 301-530-4342 or visit www.northbethesdaumc.org.

Life and Death on the C&O Canal. Cost is $6/adult, $4 for seniors and children 4-14. Children under 3 are free. Tours begin at 6:30 p.m. through 9 p.m. Costumed park rangers will present the one-hour guided tours. Visitors will witness historical vignettes portraying the life and death struggles of those who lived and worked along the C&O Canal and glimpse the impact of accidents, epidemics and the Civil War. Call 301-767-3714 to make reservations.

Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman. 8 p.m. Will perform the works of Mozart, George Gershwin and Aaron Copland with the National Philharmonic. At the Music Center of Strathmore. Conducted by Piotr Gajewski. Visit www.nationalphilharmonic.org or call the Strathmore ticket

office at 301-581-5100.

Swing Dance. 8 p.m. to midnight. $13 admission. Beginner swing lesson from 8-9 p.m. with Marc Shepanek and Ellen Engle followed by dancing to Natty Beaux from 9 p.m. to midnight. Email: dance@flyingfeet.org. At the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo.

<cal1>Oct. 17-18

<cal2>Fall Dance Festival. Two days of Cajun and Zydeco Music and Dance. Bands will include BeauSoleil Cajun Quartet, Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas, Leroy Thomas and the Zydeco Roadrunners, Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole, Jesse Lége & Bayou Brew with Joel Savoy, Squeeze Bayou Cajun Band, Little Red & the Renegades and more! Saturday, Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday, Oct. 18 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. At the Spanish Ballroom and Bumper Car Pavilion of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Go to http://mysite.verizon.net/vzev7054/dancingbythebayoufalldancefestival/.

<cal1>Sunday, Oct. 18

<cal2>Washington Conservatory Concert. 3 p.m. Features 12 faculty members of the Washington Conservatory. The concert will feature both solos and chamber music from all musical eras. At Westmoreland Congregational UCC Church, 1 Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. All concerts are offered on a pay-as-you-can basis. Call 301-320-2770 and www.washingtonconservatory.org

NASA Federal Credit Union Halloween Young Run. For kids 12 and under. On West Gude Drive (at Route 355), which will be closed to traffic. Information and registration is available on the web site www.halloweenyoungrun.org or by calling the MCRRC Club Line at 301-353-0200.

"The Drummer," A Young Rebel's Coming of Age in Taiwan. 10 a.m. Presented by Cinema Art Bethesda, at Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave. Tickets at the door are $15. Visit the web site at http://CinemaArtBethesda.org or call 301-365-3679.

Waltz Dance. 3-6 p.m. $8 admission. Beginner waltz lesson from 3-3:30 p.m. Dancing from 3:30-6 p.m. to the music of Elixir. Email: info@waltztimedances.org. At the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo.

Contra and Square Dance. 7-10:30 p.m. $12 admission. Newcomers' lesson is at 7 p.m. followed by called dances to Elixir from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Traditional American dancing with a focus on New England style contra dances, including square dances, country mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. At the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo.

Potomac River Jam, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Join Potomac Conservancy for the Potomac River Jam — A day-long celebration of the river and canal. Various musicians will perform acoustic sets throughout the afternoon. Enjoy a little sample of this summer's River Center events, such as a morning bird walk and nature photography session as well as a tree identification and medicinal plant walk. Canoe trips over to Minnie's Island will be offered. Bring the kids for face-painting and other activities. All events are free. At Lockhouse 8 at the River Center, 7906 Riverside Ave, Cabin John, MD. Contact Deanna Tricarico, at tricarico@potomac.org or 301-608-1188 x204, or http://www.potomac.org/site/discover-rclh8/.

<cal1>Monday/Oct. 19

<cal2>Amy Speace with a New CD "The Killer in Me." 7:30 p.m. $15/advance, $20/door. At Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville. Call 301-754-3611 and visit www.imtfolk.org.

<cal1>Wednesday/Oct. 21

<cal2>Orquestra de Sao Paulo. 8 p.m. Percussion Soloist Glennie Performs James MacMillan’s Popular "Veni, Veni, Emmanuel." The program also features Camargo Guarnieri’s "Encantamento" and "3 Dancas Brasileiras para Orquestra," as well as Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 2. Tickets are $21-$55. At the Music Center at Strathmore. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

One Maryland One Book. 1 p.m. A statewide reading program designed to encourage the shared experience of reading and discussing the same pre-selected book. The work chosen for 2009 is James McBride’s "Song Yet Sung," set on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in the 1850s. At Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive. Call 240-777-0690.

<cal1>Thursday/Oct. 22

<cal2>Blues Dance. 8:15-11:30 p.m. $8 admission. Rotating DJs and instructors. Beginner workshop from 8:15 to 9 p.m. Dancing from 9-11:30 p.m. In the Ballroom Annex of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: info@capitalblues.org.

Contra Dance. 7:30 - 11:30 p.m. $9 admission. Contra dance lesson from 7:30-8:15 p.m. followed by the called dance to live music from 8:30-11:30 p.m. This week Susan Taylor calls to Raise the Roof. In the Spanish Ballroom of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: fndcontra@yahoo.com.

Swingin' the Blues. 8 p.m. - Midnight. $14 admission. Choice of two different pre-dance workshops and social dancing until midnight. Choose the West Coast Swing lesson with ken Roesel or a slow Blues lesson with Mike and Donna from 8-9 p.m. Dancing follows with the Melanie Mason Band. Email: dbarker@glenechopark.org. At the Bumper Car Pavilion of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo.

Super Fiesta Latina Party. 8:15 p.m. - Midnight. $15 admission. The dance is hosted by Fabio and Jennifer Bonini with a lesson from 8:15-9 p.m. for Salsa beginners followed by dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. At the Ballroom Annex of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: Jennifer@ForeverDancing.com.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 24

<cal2>The Johnson's 13th Annual Haunted Forest. 7-10 p.m. Free admission. Refreshments will be available and candy will be scattered throughout the haunted trails. Accepting donations to these charities: Stop Breast cancer Coalition, the Winston Churchill Boster Club and National Autism Walk. At 11930 Cragwood Way, Potomac. Call 301-299-9164.

Potomac Day. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Halloween fun, scarecrow making and pumpkin decorating, money machine, inflatable obstacle course, face painting, giant tricycle races, a petting zoo, grilled hotdogs and hamburgers, and a Reggae band. In the Potomac Place Shopping Center, located in Potomac Village on Falls and River Roads.

30th Anniversary of Imagination Stage. 6:30 p.m. Silent auction, one-hour performance of an original musical show, and a buffet supper. The Gala, titled "Once Upon a Time...Into the Future" is Imagination Stage's only fund-raising event of the year. First Lady Michelle Obama is the honorary chair. For more information about the Gala, visit www.imaginationstage.org.

Community Emergency Preparedness Fair. Noon-5 p.m. Saturday. Learn from our county’s rescue organizations (Red Cross, Homeland Security & many more) how to prepare for emergencies. Topics: Shelter-in-place & emergency evacuation plans, 72 hr survival kits, storing food & water, child fingerprinting, swine flu & more. Moonbounce & obstacle course for children. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 11700 Falls Road, Potomac. Free. Call 301-717-1663 or www.EmergencyFair.com.

Swing Dance. 8 p.m. to midnight. $15 admission. With the 16-piece Tom Cunningham Orchestra. Beginning swing lesson at 8 p.m. followed by the band from 9 p.m. to midnight. At the Spanish Ballroom of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo.

<cal1>Sunday/Oct. 25

<cal2>All-You-Can-Eat Crab Feast. 1-5 p.m. Fund-raiser for B-CC Rescue Squad. All-you-can-eat crabs, sides, beer, and soft drinks. Purchase tickets in advance. $40/person. For tickets, call 301-977-6634 or go to www.bccrs.org. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, 5020 Battery Lane (at Old

Georgetown Road) Bethesda.

Sunday Blues. 7-11 p.m. $12 dance only, $17/lesson and dance. Live music by Big Boy Little. For dancers who want to learn more about slow blues dancing, Mike Marcotte and Donna Barker offer a blues lesson from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This optional, 1-1/2 hour workshop offers footwork, moves and lead/follow techniques for dancing to slow, blues tunes. Email: dbarker@glenechopark.org. At the Spanish Ballroom of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo.

Ballroom Tea Dance. 3-6 p.m. $12 admission. Dancers will enjoy foxtrot, two-step, waltz, cha-cha, rumba, swing and more. A basic dance lesson at 3 p.m. followed by dancing from 3:30-6 p.m. Email: dave@hotsociety.net. At the Spanish Ballroom of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo.

Contra and Square Dance. 7-10:30 p.m. $12 admission. Traditional American dancing with a focus on New England style contra dances, including square dances, country mixers, waltzes and couples dances. Newcomers lesson is at 7 p.m. followed by called dances with Gwyn Williams to the Toad Mamas from 7:30-10:30 p.m. At the Bumper Car Pavilion of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo.

<cal1>Monday/Oct. 26

<cal2>Blue Moon Cowgirls CD Release "I Love You Honey." 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15/advance, $20/door. At IMT/Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville. Call 301-754-3611 and visit www.imtfolk.org.

<cal1>Wednesday/Oct. 28

<cal2>Folk Singers Perform. Joe Crookston and Dave Potts play at 8 p.m. At Branded '72 (formerly O'Brien's BBQ), 387 E. Gude Drive in Rockville. $18 general, $15 members. Contact: David at focusrockville@earthlink.net, 301-275-7459 or log onto www.focusmusic.org.

<cal1>Thursday/Oct. 29

<cal2>Blues Dance. 8:15-11:30 p.m. $8 admission. Beginner's workshop 8:15 - 9 p.m. with dancing from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Email: info@capitalblues.org. At the Ballroom Annex of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo.

<cal1>Friday/Oct. 30

<cal2>Contra Dance. 7:30 -11:30 p.m. $10 admission. Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. followed by the called dance to live music with the band Contranella from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. This is the annual Halloween Costume Dance and also a fund-raiser for Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture. At the Spanish Ballroom of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: fndcontra@yahoo.com

Super Fiesta Latina Party. 8:15 p.m. to midnight. $15 admission. The dance is hosted by Fabio and Jennifer Bonini. Lesson from 8:15 - 9 p.m. for Salsa beginners and up. The lesson is followed by dancing from 9 p.m. - midnight with teacher and DJ Fabio Bonini playing the best of Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cha-Cha, Reggaeton and more! At the Ballroom Annex of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 31

<cal2>National Philharmonic — Bach, Brahms and Beethoven. 8 p.m. The concert will feature a gem of the Baroque literature, Bach’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in F Minor, Brahms’s powerful Double Concerto and Beethoven’s heroic Triple Concerto for piano, cello and violin. With Violinist Elena Urioste, cellist Zuill Bailey and pianist Brian Ganz. At the Music Center of Strathmore. Visit www.nationalphilharmonic.org or call the Strathmore ticket office at 301-581-5100. Tickets are available from $29-$79; kids 7-17 are free.

Fall Frolic. 1-4 p.m. Decorating pumpkins, trick-or-treating in Glen Echo Park’s studios and galleries, and a costume parade through the Park. After the sun goes down, join us for a costumed dance in the Spanish Ballroom, and other Halloween haunts! Call 301-634-2222 or visit www.glenechopark.org.

Mutts Masquerade, a Halloween hike to benefit the Washington Animal Rescue League. 8-11 a.m. Two-mile fund-raising walk, trick-or-treating for dogs, vendors of upscale pet products, canine costume contest, microchips, veterinary booth. Cost is $25/individual. At Meadowbrook Park (Rock Creek Park, Chevy Chase). Go to www.warl.org or call 202-726-2556.

Halloween Swing Dance. 8 p.m. - Midnight. $14 admission. Featuring the Boilermaker Jazz Band, which performs authentic hot jazz, ragtime and swing music. Beginner swing lesson from 8-9 p.m. with Marc Shepanek and Ellen Engle, followed by dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. Costumes are encouraged. At the Spanish Ballroom of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: dance@flyingfeet.org.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 7

<cal2>Toys Your Dog Will Love. 2-4 p.m. Free. Interactive toys, chew toys, chase toys, tug toys – Watch your dog’s behavior improve when he can use his brain and energy playing with toys. At the Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Rd., Potomac.

<cal1>Nov. 7-8

<cal2>Pleiades Jewelry Exhibition and Sale. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A collection of jewelry and metalwork pieces by 17 artists will be offered for show and sale. At the Woman's Club of Bethesda, 5500 Sonoma Road, Bethesda, corner of Old Georgetown and Sonoma Roads. Call: 301-299-3497.

<cal1>Sunday/Nov. 8

<cal2>American Girl Fashion Show. 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Proceeds of the event will benefit the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington's sight-saving children's programs. At the Bolger Center, 9600 Newbridge Drive, Potomac. Tickets are $50 per person and can be ordered online at www.youreyes.org or by calling 202-234-1010 or visit www.youreyes.org.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 14

<cal2>Czechoslovak Christmas Bazaar. Noon to 4 p.m. Free admission. On sale will be a wide variety of crafts and holiday items, and the restaurant will serve typical Czechoslovak dishes. Sponsored by the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences. At the River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6301 River Road, Bethesda.

St. Jane de Chantal Holiday Bazaar. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. At St. Jane de Chantal school, 9525 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Variety of independent vendors selling unique, quality merchandise including original art, monogrammed items, jewelry, stationery, children's clothes and more.

Japanese Hand-Knitting Design. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Japanese hand knitting designers show a flair for stitchwork and unique variations on traditional techniques. Join Gayle Roehm for a slide show of sweaters and accessories from Japan, and be introduced to some creative and unusual designers. Sponsored by Potomac Fiber Arts Guild. At Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road, Potomac. Visit www.potomacfiberartsguild.org.

<cal1>Sunday/Nov. 15

<cal2>Holiday Gift Boutique. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some 20 exhibitors offer an array of crafts and jewelry, baskets from Rwanda, handbags, personalized greeting cards, children's clothing and accessories. Hosted by "Many Facets," a coalition of local artisans to benefit SEEC, a nonprofit agency helping people with developmental disabilities live meaningful lives. At Chevy Chase Women's Club, 7931 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Call 301-576-9024 or visit www.seeconline.org.

<cal1>Nov. 25-Jan. 10, 2010

<cal2>"Disney's Mulan." 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>Feb. 6-March 21, 2010

<cal2>"Peter and the Wolf." 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>June 23-Aug. 15, 2010

<cal2>"How I Became a Pirate." 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.