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Ken Pham’s Dark Lotus Martial Arts group performs. Sunday/Sept. 27 Family Arts Day. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Exciting performances, interactive classes and demos, a book signing, live music and more. Enjoy readings, book signings, and craft-making throughout the day with Irene Zevgolis, author of the new children’s book, "The Dreamer and the Moon." Guests will also have the opportunity to experience a series of authentic Chinese dragon performances by Ken Pham and students of Dark Lotus Combat Martial Arts. Sponsored by the American Dance Institute. American Dance Institute is at 1570 East Jefferson Street in Rockville. Call 301-984-3003 or visit www.americandance.org.

To have community events listed free in The Potomac Almanac, send e-mail to almanac@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is Thursday at noon for the following week’s paper. Photos and artwork encouraged. Call 703-778-9412.

<cal1>Ongoing

<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.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 3

<cal2>African Heritage Celebration. 5-8:30 p.m. Features a reception hosted by members of Montgomery County's African Affairs Advisory group, musical entertainment and African cuisine. In the Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville, in the lobby level auditorium. Call 240-777-2504.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 3

<cal2>Blues Dance. 8:15-11:30 p.m. Beginner workshop from 8:15-9 p.m. At the Ballroom Annex of Glen Echo Park. $8 admission. Email: info@capitalblues.org

Free Sample Classes. 6-8 p.m. Teens will be able to sample acting, musical theatre, and dance classes, watch student-made films and explore the Filmmaking/Digital Media studio, meet Imagination Stage's Director of Theatre Education, David Markey, and other faculty. At Imagination Stage. For Tweens/teens in grades 6-12. At Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda, MD. 301-961-6060 http://www.imaginationstage.org/

<cal1>Friday/Sept. 4

<cal2>Contra Dance. 7:30 - 11:30 p.m. $9 admission. At the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park. Contra dance lesson from 7:30-8:15 p.m. This week Carol Ormand calls to Love Mongrels: Orrin Star on mandolin, guitar, and banjo, Danny Knicely on mandolin, guitar, and percussion, Alexander Mitchell on fiddle, and Ralph Gordon on bass.

<cal1>Sept. 5-7

<cal2>39th Annual Labor Day Art Show. Noon to 6 p.m. Featuring the work of 200 artists: sculpture, paintings, works on paper, ceramics, glass, jewelry, photography, furniture and more. Most art work will be for sale. Call 301-634-2222 or visit www.glenechopark.org. Admission is free. At Glen Echo Park takes place in the historic Spanish Ballroom.

Irish Festivities. 1-5 p.m. on Saturday and Monday, and noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday. A weekend of Irish music and dancing, featuring a wide variety of the area’s finest performers. At the Irish Inn at Glen Echo.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 5

<cal2>Free Sample Classes. 9:30 a.m. to noon. Children can try drama, music and dance classes including Imagination Stage favorites such as "Just Imagine: You and Me" (for child and parent/caregiver together), "Creative Movement," "Drama and Movement" and "Create a Story." At Imagination Stage. For families with children ages 1-pre-K. Also, from 1-4 p.m. for families with children in Kindergarten-grade 5. At Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda, MD. 301-961-6060 http://www.imaginationstage.org/

Swing Dance. 8 p.m. - Midnight. At the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park. Beginner lesson starts at 8 p.m. Email: huh@thejamcellar.com.

Open House for Classes. Noon to 4 p.m. Visit Glen Echo Park for an Open House and explore the many classes and programs offered at the Park. Take a free workshop, meet instructors, tour the Park and try something new! Participate in an Art Walk and visit artists’ studios to create an original work of art. At the Cuddle Up Pavilion and throughout the Park. Call 301-634-2222 or visit www.glenechopark.org

<cal1>Sunday/Sept. 6

<cal2>Waltz Dance. 3-3:30 p.m. $8 admission. Introductory Waltz Workshop. 3:30-6 p.m. Dance. With the band, The Latter Day Lizards, which provides a lively mix of folk waltzes with a few other couple dances, including Hambo, Schottische, Swing, Tango, and Polka. At the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park. 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. Glen Echo Park is at 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, Md.

Contra and Square Dance. 7-10:30 p.m. $12 admission. Focus on New England style contra dances, including square dances, country mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. Newcomer's lesson is at 7 p.m., followed by dances called by Carol Ormand with The Latter Day Lizards from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. At the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park.

Voices of the River: Knowing Native Waters, Abby Ybarra, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Abby Ybarra is an environmentalist who walks the spiritual Red Road of Native American culture which continues influence his view of — and commitment to — the environment and this earth we live on. He brings that Native outlook of stewardship and conservation to those he works with and those he teaches. He will talk about tribal relationships with water and compare to principles of water science. At the River Center at Lockhouse 8 at the River Center, 7906 Riverside Ave, Cabin John, MD. Contact Bridget Chapin, chapin@potomac.org, 301-608-1188, x206 or visit www.potomac.org/site/discover-rclh8/.

Voices of the River: The Irish Inn Mates. 1-2 p.m. Enjoy the sounds of the fiddle, banjo, guitar, flute, and more as The Irish Inn Mates give a taste of Ireland, play tunes, sing songs, and answer your questions about the music, the instruments and their passion for it all. At the River Center at Lockhouse 8 at the River Center, 7906 Riverside Ave, Cabin John, MD. Contact Bridget Chapin, chapin@potomac.org, 301-608-1188, x206 or visit www.potomac.org/site/discover-rclh8/.

Kabbalistic Artistry: Kosmic Kabbalah. 10 a.m, Adat Reconstruction Congregation in Bethesda will host Kabbalist artist and scholar David Friedman who will discuss "Kabbalistic Artistry: Kosmic Kabbalah," a cross between the mysticism of Judaism and of the universe. At Adat Shalom, 7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda. Call 301-767-3333, x 106. Go to www.kosmic-kabbalah.com and www.adatshalom.net.

<cal1>Monday/Sept. 7

<cal2>Anat Fort Trio. 6:30 p.m. Presented by ParkinSong, which is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for Parkinson’s disease research by presenting great music and artists. At the Ratner Museum in Bethesda.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 10

<cal2>Blues Dance. 8:15 -11:30 p.m. $8 admission. At The Ballroom Annex of Glen Echo Park. Beginner workshop from 8:15-9 p.m.

Todd Rundgren in Concert. 8 p.m. Performs from his album, "A Wizard, A True Star." At the Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda. Tickets on sale now at www.Strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100

<cal1>Friday/Sept. 11

<cal2>Super Fiesta Latina Party. 8:15 p.m. - Midnight. At the Ballroom Annex of Glen Echo Park. Admission: $15. The dance is hosted by Fabio and Jennifer Bonini. The evening will include a lesson from 8:15-9 p.m. for Salsa beginners and up. The lesson is followed by dancing from 9 PM - Midnight with teacher and DJ Fabio Bonini playing the best of Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cha-Cha, Reggaeton and more! The $15 admission includes the lesson, dancing and complimentary drinks and sweets. Contact Email: Jennifer@ForeverDancing.com

Contra Dance. 7:30-11:30 p.m. $9 admission. At the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park. Beginner lesson from 7:30-8:15 p.m. Featuring the fabulous Glen Echo Open Band. Email: fndcontra@yahoo.com

Glen Echo Fire Department Bingo Night. 6:30-10 p.m. The fire department has held its fund-raiser at Glen Echo Park since the 1930s. Silent Auction from 6:30-10:20 p.m. Food and drinks available. At the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park. Call 301-634-2222 or visit www.glenechopark.org.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 12

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

Swing Dance. 8 p.m. - Midnight. $15 admission. Join American Swing for their annual Groovie Movie weekend featuring Jean Veloz, star of MGM swing movies of the 1940s. Band to be announced. Beginning swing lesson with Tom and Debra at 8 p.m. is followed by the band from 9 p.m. to midnight. At the Spanish Ballroom of Glen Echo Park. Contact Email: info@AmericanSwing.org

Wine, Women and Song Fund-Raiser. 6:30 p.m. An evening of martinis, wine, fine cuisine, jazz music and live and silent auctions to benefit Strathmore arts education and community programs. Tickets are $125/person, $500 for guests who wish to contribute at the patron level. Visit www.strathmore.org; to receive a formal invitation, call 301-581-5135 or e-mail bcarey@strathmore.org. The Music Center at Strathmore is at 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda.

Jacquard Hand Loom: History, Operation and Restoration. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Richard Jeryan will give a presentation on the restoration of the Jacquard loom that is located in the Henry Ford Museum. Sponsored by Potomac Fiber Arts Guild. At the Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road, Potomac. Free. Go to www.potomaccraftsmenguild.org

Children's Clothing & Equipment Sale. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Clothing (Preemie to Size 7+, outerwear, shoes and boots, Halloween costumes), childproofing, strollers, high chairs, playpens, bathtubs, cribs and furniture, toys, supplies and more. Cash and checks accepted. $2/person admission charge at door. Sponsored by Montgomery County Parents of Multiples. Most items half price 11:30-12:30 p.m. At Julius West Middle School, 651 Great Falls Road, Rockville (1 block east of 270 at Falls Road). Go to www.mcpom.org/saleinstructions.php. Call 301-419-8008 or send an email to sale@mcpom.org.

Open House. 12 noon - 3 p.m. Meet Writer’s Center workshop leaders, staff, and board members at the Open House. Free and open to the public. Call 301-654-8664 or visit www.writer.org.

<cal1>Sunday/Sept. 13

<cal2>Used Electronics Drop-Off Event. Noon to 4 p.m. Accepted Items: Small electronic appliances, calculators, camcorders, CDs and floppy disks, CD players, cell phones, computers & computer-related items, consumer electronics, copiers, cords & cables (including chargers), digital cameras, electronic typewriters, fax machines, microwave ovens, personal digital assistant equipment, printers, projection equipment, scanners, telephones, small electronic toys, televisions and VCRs. At Northwest High School, 13501 Richter Farm Road, Germantown. Go to www.montgomerycountymd.gov/hazardouswaste or call 301-417-1433

Open Door Reading Series. Poetry With Elizabeth Rees, Jamie Brown, and Neva Herrington. 2-4 p.m. Elizabeth Rees reads from Now That We’re Here. She is joined by Jamie Brown, author of Conventional Heresies, and Neva Herrington, author of Her BMW and Other Poems. Free and Open to the public. Call 301-654-8664 or visit www.writer.org.

Contra and Square Dance. 7 - 10:30 p.m. $12 admission. Focus on New England style contra dances, and including square dances, country mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. Lesson is at 7 p.m. followed by dances called by Robert Cromartie to Contrazz from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

At the Bumper Car Pavilion. Go to www.fsgw.org

Cajun/Zydeco Dance. 3 - 6 p.m. $20. At the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park. Dancing by the Bayou presents a Cajun/Zydeco dance with live music by Lil' Malcolm and the House Rockers. A beginner lesson at 3:00 p.m. is followed by dancing from 3:30 - 6 p.m. Cost of admission includes the lesson. Contact Email: information@DancingbytheBayou.com. At 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, Md.

Argentine Tango/Milonga. 3-6 p.m. $10 admission. Tango lesson at 3 p.m. About the workshops: Sharna Fabiano and Issac Oboka will be teaching three workshops in a day-long Tango Boot Camp: 12 p.m.: Tango Basics, 1 p.m.: Bells & Whistles, 2 p.m.: Milonga Basics. Contact Email: dance@flyingfeet.org. Purchase a day pass for all workshops and the dance/mini-lesson for $35 or register for the workshops and dance a-la-carte ($10 each). At the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park.

Meet the Artist Reception. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Exhibit with Marit Gretz, Sandra McKeehan, Karen Norman, Harold Walpert and Patricia Zannie. At the Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum, 10001 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Call 301-897-1518.

<cal1>Monday/Sept. 14

<cal2>Old Blind Dogs. 7:30 p.m. $20/advance, $25/door. Part of the Institute of Musical Traditions. Band on the cutting edge of Scotland’s roots revival. At Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville. Call 301-754-3611 and visit www.imtfolk.org

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 17

<cal2>Blues Dance. 8:15 - 11:30 p.m. $8 admission. At the

Ballroom Annex of Glen Echo Park. Beginner class 8:15-9 p.m. Rotating DJs. Email: info@capitalblues.org

<cal1>Friday, Sept. 18

<cal2>StoryStereo: A Night of Words & Music. 7:30 p.m. Free. At The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda. Call 301-654-8664 or visit www.writer.org.

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. Email: searchernet@comcast.net

Contra Dance. 7:30 - 11:30 p.m. $9 admission. There is a Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. followed by the called dance to live music from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Beginners are always welcome. This week Susan Petrick calls to the OpporTunists with Erik Hoffman on Guitar, Fiddle, Percussion; Alan Snyder on Fiddle, Piano; and Topher Gayle on Bass, Mandolin, Mandola, Guitar, and Percussion. At the Spanish Ballroom of Glen Echo Park. Contact Email: fndcontra@yahoo.com

La Divina Milonga Party. 8:30 p.m. to midnight. $15 admission. In addition to a warm-up time from 8:30 - 9 p.m., the evening will include two lessons from 9 - 9:30 p.m.: 1. Argentine Tango beginner and above - brush up exploring the foundation. 2. Absolute beginner's helper - learn and dance tonight! The lessons are followed by dancing to recorded music from 9:30 p.m. - Midnight with Teacher and DJ Fabio Bonini, playing Traditional Tango, Milongas, Waltz and Tango Nuevo. The $15 admission includes the warm-up, lessons and dancing. At the Ballroom Annex of Glen Echo Park. Email: Jennifer@foreverdancing.com

<cal1>Saturday, Sept. 19

<cal2>Swing Dance. 8 p.m. - Midnight. $14 admission. With Big Joe and the Dynaflows. At the Spanish Ballroom of Glen Echo Park. Email: wsdcvolunteer@hotmail.com

Minnie's Island Canoe Camping Trip. 4 p.m. through Sunday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m. Enjoy the great outdoors with a canoe trip and a night of camping under the stars and wake up on this island in the Potomac. Outfitter Byron Bradley will lead the Saturday afternoon canoe trip that will start at Carderock Picnic Area and end on Minnie's Island (near Lock 8 on the C&O Canal). Bring your own camping gear, food, and water. Must RSVP to tricarico@potomac.org by Sept. 16. Bring your own canoe or if one is needed reserve one in your RSVP. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children. At the River Center at Lockhouse 8 at the River Center, 7906 Riverside Ave, Cabin John, MD. Contact Bridget Chapin, chapin@potomac.org, 301-608-1188, x206 or visit www.potomac.org/site/discover-rclh8/.

<cal1>Sunday/Sept. 20

<cal2>Waltz Dance. 3-6 p.m. $8 admission. Beginner waltz lesson 3-3:30 p.m. Dancing from 3:30-6 p.m. to the music of Cabaret Sauvignon with Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Paul Oorts (everything from mandolin, bouzouki, or banjo to accordion), composer Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar) and Karen Ashbrook (hammered dulcimer, flute). At the Spanish Ballroom of Glen Echo Park. Email: info@waltztimedances.org

Family Dance. 3-5 p.m. $5 admission. Spend the afternoon dancing with your children. Each of the family dances features live music and dance calling from 3-5 p.m. in the Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo Park.

Sunday Blues. 7-11 p.m. $12/dance only, $17/lesson and dance. Lesson from 7-8:30 p.m. Dance only from 8:15-11 p.m. The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents a Blues Dance with the Jamie Lynch Band playing a mix of traditional and contemporary blues music, including classic cover tunes going back through the history of blues music. At the Spanish Ballroom of Glen Echo Park.

Contra & Square Dance. 7-10:30 p.m. Welcome lesson at 7 p.m. followed by dances called by Susan Petrick with The Opportunists from 7:30-10:30 p.m. $12. Traditional American dancing with a focus on New England style contra dances, and including square dances, country mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. At the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park.

<cal1>Monday/Sept. 21

<cal2>Swedish Folk Band, Vasen. 7:30 p.m. $20/advance, $25/door. Part of the Institute of Musical Traditions. At Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville. Call 301-754-3611 and visit www.imtfolk.org

<cal1>Friday/Sept. 25

<cal2>Swing Dance. Beginner lesson 8-9 p.m. $14 admission. Dancing 9 p.m. to midnight. With the Boilermaker Jazz Band. This high-energy band performs authentic hot jazz, ragtime, & swing with an infectious beat & an enthusiasm that thrills dancers and makes an audience swing to classic jazz standards, ballads & blues. At the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, Md. Contact dbarker@glenechopark.org, call 301-634-2231, or go to www.DanceDC.com. The Glen Echo National Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 26

<cal2>Evening Open House. At Clara Barton National Historic Site. With the lights turned down low for period ambiance, visitors may explore the home’s open hallways, hidden closets, and "bandage material" construction. Learn how Miss Barton used this structure as her home, warehouse, and the first permanent headquarters of the American Red Cross. Free. Call 301-320-1410 or visit www.nps.gov/clba

"A Woman’s Perspective of Our Courts." 1 p.m. Ann Sundt, retired judge of the Montgomery County Circuit Court, will talk about "A Woman's Perspective of Our Courts." At Kensington Park Library, 4201 Knowles Ave. Call 240-773-9515.

<cal1>Sept. 26-Nov. 1

<cal2>Ferdinand the Bull. Performances are 1:30 and 4 p.m. Cost: $10-$21. Charming musical based on the book and lyrics by Karen Zacarias, music by Deborah Wicks La Puma, based on the story by Munro Leaf. At Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Go to www.imaginationstage.org or call 301-280-1660 for complete schedule and to purchase tickets.

<cal1>Sunday/Sept. 27

<cal2>Family Arts Day. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Exciting performances, interactive classes and demos, a book signing, live music and more. Enjoy readings, book signings, and craft-making throughout the day with Irene Zevgolis, author of the new children’s book, "The Dreamer and the Moon." Guests will also have the opportunity to experience a series of authentic Chinese dragon performances by Ken Pham and students of Dark Lotus Combat Martial Arts. Sponsored by the American Dance Institute. American Dance Institute is at 1570 East Jefferson Street in Rockville. Call 301-984-3003 or visit www.americandance.org.

<cal2>Family Arts Day. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Action-packed afternoon with exciting performances, interactive classes and demos, a book signing, live music and more. At the American Dance Institute, 1570 East Jefferson Street, Rockville. Call 301-984-3003 or visit www.americandance.org.

<cal1>Monday/Sept. 28

<cal2>Kinobe & Soul Beat Africa. 7:30 p.m. $20/advance, $25/door. Traditional African instruments – koras, kalimbas, adungus, endongos, ngonis, drums – blend with guitars and keyboards, drawing on influences from around the globe. Part of the Institute of Musical Traditions. At Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville. Call 301-754-3611 and visit www.imtfolk.org

<cal1>Oct. 3-4

<cal2>54th Annual Potomac Country House Tour. Noon to 5 p.m. Four very different homes-manor, townhouse, family, and replica. Tickets are $20/pre-event, $25/days of tour. Activities at church: 10-5 p.m. Saturday, 11-5 Sunday. A la carte lunch, 20 boutiques, dessert bar. All profits are given to charity. Sponsored by Women of St. Francis Episcopal Church, 10033 River Rd., Potomac. Call 301-365-2055 or go to www.potomaccountryhousetour.org

<cal1>Sunday/Oct. 4

<cal2> Voices of the River: Glen Echoes. 2:45-3:45 p.m. Come listen to the Glen Echoes "ring a chord" as this barbershop quartet sings in close harmony with the flow of the river on the porch of the River Center. The Glen Echoes are an a capella quartet with Charlie Sheridan, singing Bass, Richard Cook, singing Lead, Mike Holmes, singing Tenor, and Ken Sleeman, singing Baritone. At the River Center at Lockhouse 8, C&O Canal National Historical Park, 7906 Riverside Ave., Cabin John, Md.

Mushrooms Along the Potomac. 1-2:30 p.m. Join the Conservancy for a walk along the C&O Canal to learn about mushrooms with mushroom enthusiast Buddy Kilpatrick. At River Center at Lockhouse 8, C&O Canal National Historical Park, 7906 Riverside Ave., Cabin John, Md.

<cal1>Monday/Oct. 5

<cal2>Scottish Fiddling With Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas. 8 p.m. At the IMT/Kroeger Theater Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville. Tickets: $20 advance/ $25 door. Call 301-754-3611 and visit www.imtfolk.org. Go to www.alasdairfraser.com, www.nataliehass.com.

<cal1>Monday/Oct. 12

<cal2>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>Sunday, Oct. 18.

<cal2>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>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>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>Saturday/Nov. 14

<cal2>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.

<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.