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<cal1>Wednesday/July 14

<cal2>Milkshake. Mini street festival 5:30 p.m. Music at 7 p.m. Baltimore-based Milkshake is a band on a mission: to create great rock music for kids. Led by singer Lisa Mathews and guitarist Mikel Gehl, whose songs for grown-ups have been featured in movies and prime-time television, and whose indie rock group Love Riot garnered critical praise during its 10-year run, Milkshake has won over preschoolers without compromising songcraft, stagecraft or their authentic rock & roll spirit. Milkshake took another step forward with the August 2009 release of their fourth studio CD, Great Day, which was nominated for a Grammy. At Gudelsky Gazebo at the Music Center at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org

<cal1>Thursday/July 15

<cal2>All-County Networking Extravaganza. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $22/members; $30/nonmembers/ $35/door. Sponsored by the Rockville Chamber of Commerce. At the Original Pancake House, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda.

Battle of the Bands, A Fundraiser for Haiti Relief. 7:30 p.m. The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture brings live music to the Park. Bring your picnic blanket, kick off your shoes, and enjoy live music for a good cause with The Battle of the Bands, A Fundraiser for Haiti Relief. All concerts are in the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park. The Park’s Dentzel carousel will be open during the event. Call 301-634-2222 or visit www.glenechopark.org.

Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 8:15 to 11:30 p.m. Admission is $8. With DJ Mike Marcotte and guests. The beginner workshop runs from 8:15 - 9 p.m. followed by dancing. The lesson gives new dancers important partnering basics. As always, the class is included in the $8 admission and no partner is necessary. We'll have an action-packed night for music with tunes from a variety of DJs. At the Ballroom annex of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: info@capitalblues.org

Hip-Hop Flip Flop with CityDance Conservatory. 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Tickets $7 (Strathmore Stars $6.30); age 2 and under are free. CityDance Conservatory dancers lead the audience through a high-energy dance performance that traces the development of hip hop steps through a variety of genres including Jazz, Afro-modern, break dance and Bollywood. Audience members enjoy the fun and "flip flop" created by the infusion of hip-hop. At Backyard Theater Stage at the Music Center at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org

<cal1>Friday/July 16

<cal2>Contra Dance. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Admission is $9. The Friday Night Dancers present Contra dancing as well as some square dances and waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. followed by called dance to live music from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Beginners are always welcome. This week Dave Colestock calls to Frigate with Steve Muise on fiddle/button accordion, Glen Loper on mandolin/banjo, and Fred White on guitar/percussion. At the Spanish ballroom of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: fndcontra@yahoo.com.

Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 8 p.m.-midnight. Admission is $14. Capital Blues kicks off their Red Hot Blues & BBQ Blues Exchange! With the band, Sherwood Blues Band. No partner required. Blues lesson from 7 - 9 p.m. followed by dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. At the Bumper Car Pavilion of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: info@capitalblues.org or visit www.CapitalBlues.org.

Super Fiesta Latina Party. 8:15 p.m.-midnight. Admission is $15. Dance hosted by Fabio and Jennifer Bonini. Lesson from 8:15 – 9 p.m. for Salsa beginners and up followed by dancing with teacher and DJ Fabio Bonini playing the best of Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cha-Cha, Reggaeton and more! Admission includes lesson, dancing, beverages and sweets. At the Ballroom Annex of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: Jennifer@ForeverDancing.com

Flumpa and Friends LIVE! 10:30 a.m. Free. Music, science, fitness and fun are blended in a unique show perfect for the whole family, starring Wendy Whitten ‘The Singing Scientist’ and Flumpa the famous tree frog. At Cabin John Shopping Center & Mall, 11325 Seven Locks Road, Potomac. Call 240-779-8000.

<cal1>Saturday/July 17

<cal2>11th Annual Picnic on the Potomac. 4 to 7 p.m. At Carderock Pavilion in Carderock, Md. Bring the entire family to Potomac Conservancy's 11th annual Picnic on the Potomac. Meet other river lovers and listen to live music. They'll provide the grillers and drinks and you'll need to bring a potluck dish. Please bring: Admission is free, but please bring a potluck dish. If your last name ends in:

∑ A-E, bring a main dish;

∑ F-J, bring an appetizer;

∑ K-P, bring an salad;

∑ Q-Z, bring a dessert.

Contact Deanna Tricarico, Outreach Coordinator, at tricarico@potomac.org or 301-608-1188 x 204.

Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 8 p.m.-midnight. Admission is $15. Capital Blues presents Red Hot Blues & BBQ — a weekend of blues and swing dances at Glen Echo Park. Swing dance lesson from 8-9 p.m. will be followed by dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight to live music with Gordon Webster and his Quintet, featuring tunes for slow blues dancing and uptempo swing. At the Spanish Ballroom of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: info@capitalblues.org

<cal1>July 17 to Aug. 21

<cal2>Young Modern Dance Workshop Series. 1 to 3 p.m. Level: 2 and 3 ballet, jazz and/or modern. Cost is $20/single workshop; $120 for all six workshops. At JOMDC Bethesda. For more information, visit www.joyofmotion.org

<cal1>Sunday/July 18

<cal2>Family Dance. 3-5 p.m. Admission is $5. Spend the afternoon dancing with your children. Each of the family dances features live music and dance. Bring your entire family, neighbors, church or synagogue group, birthday party, and girl or boy scout troop. At the Bumper Car Pavilion of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Visit fsgw.org.

Waltz Dance. 3-6 p.m. Admission is $8. Waltz Time presents a beginning waltz lesson from 3 to 3:30 p.m. followed by an afternoon of waltzes and other couples dances to the music of Rose by the Door with Andrea Hoag, Marty Taylor, Liz Donaldson and Ralph Gordon. These accomplished musicians are sure to provide a wonderful afternoon of waltz and other couples dances. No partner required. Email: info@waltztimedances.org. At the Spanish Ballroom of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Visit fsgw.org.

Contra and Square Dance. 7-10:30 p.m. Admission is $12 for nonmembers and $9 for FSGW members. The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American contra dancing. The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. All Contras and Square dances are taught--no partner is necessary. Lesson at 7 p.m., followed by dancing to the Love Mongrels from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. At the Bumper car Pavilion of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Visit fsgw.org.

Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 9 p.m.-midnight. Admission is $10. Capital Blues hosts the finale dance of their Red Hot Blues & BBQ Blues Exchange Weekend, featuring DJ Mike Marcotte and Guests. No partner required. At Back Room of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: info@capitalblues.org

<cal1>Tuesday/July 20

<cal2>Rockville Concert Band. 7:30 p.m. Features selections by Holst, Vaugh-Williams, Sousa, Leroy Anderson, K.L. King, Morton Bould, Sammy Nestico and Warren Barker. Performs on the patio of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre at Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville.

<cal1>Wednesday/July 21

<cal2>Ben Williams & Sound Effect. Mini street festival 5:30 p.m. Music at 7 p.m. Free. Bassist Benjamin James Williams, the 2009 Thelonious Monk Award winner, is a native of Washington, D.C. His musical influence is rooted in various genres of music including jazz, hip-hop, R&B, gospel, and classical. Ben is a recent graduate of the Michigan State University School of Music where he majored in Music Education with an emphasis in Jazz, studying with Rodney Whitaker and Jack Budrow. He is pursuing a Master’s degree in Jazz Studies at Juilliard. At Gudelsky Gazebo at the Music Center at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org

<cal1>Thursday/July 22

<cal2>Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 8:15 to 11:30 p.m. Admission is $8. With DJ Mike Marcotte and guests. The beginner workshop runs from 8:15 - 9 p.m. followed by dancing. The lesson gives new dancers important partnering basics. As always, the class is included in the $8 admission and no partner is necessary. We'll have an action-packed night for music with tunes from a variety of DJs. At the Ballroom annex of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: info@capitalblues.org

Blue Sky Puppet Theatre in "The Barker of Seville".9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Tickets $7 (Strathmore Stars $6.30); age 2 and under free.

A musical comedy about two aspiring young opera singers named Rufus Raindog and Rosa Bush. Rufus and Rosa work in a restaurant while auditioning and practicing; preparing themselves for a real opera role. The Barker of Seville features nine realistic, moving mouth rod puppets and two actors. There is regular, well-controlled audience participation throughout this production. At Backyard Theater Stage at the Music Center at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org

Live Jazz Under the Stars. 8-11 p.m. At Old Angler’s Restaurant, 10801 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac. Call 301-299-9097.

<cal1>Friday/July 23

<cal2>Contra Dance. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Admission is $9. The Friday Night Dancers present Contra dancing as well as some square dances and waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. followed by called dance to live music from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Beginners are always welcome. This week Robin Marcus calls to Waverly Station with David Knight on fiddle, Ralph Gordon on bass, and Liz Donaldson on piano. At the Spanish ballroom of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: fndcontra@yahoo.com.

La Divina Milonga Party. 8:30 p.m.-midnight. Admission is $15. Evening presented by Forever Dancing will include a lesson for Argentine Tango beginners and up from 8:30 to 9 p.m. followed by a Dance Party to recorded music with Teacher and DJ Fabio Bonini, playing Traditional Tango, Milongas, Waltz and Tango Nuevo. La Divina Milonga Party. At the Ball Room Annex of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: Jennifer@ForeverDancing.Org

<cal1>Saturday/July 24

<cal2>Buyer Seminar. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. How to Prepare For, Find, and get the Home You Want. At the Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Station, 8001 River Road, Bethesda. For seminar outlines, see www.HillSlowinski.com or call Hill Slowinski at 301-320-8430.

Swing Dance. 8 p.m.-midnight. Admission is $15. On this special themed evening the Orchestra performs an evening of Artie Shaw big band music on the eve of Shaw's 100th birthday. They will play Shaw favorites and swing classics from the 30s and 40s, including S' Wonderful, Temptation, Begin the Beguine and more Shaw favorites. 21 performers including several vocalists--the Tom Cunningham Orchestra creates a lively evening for dancers and listeners. Beginning swing lesson at 8 p.m. is followed by the band from 9 p.m. to midnight. At the Spanish Ballroom of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Visit tom cunningham.com

<cal 1> Saturday-Sunday/July 24-25 <cal 2>21st Annual Farm Tour and Harvest Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Come celebrate Montgomery County’s agricultural heritage and help promote local farms. The Farm Tour provides residents with an opportunity to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants and other local products. Activities such as hayrides, pony rides, music, and demonstrations will be available for people of all ages. For more information, go to www.montgomerycountymd.gov/farmtour or call 301-590-2823.

<cal1>Sunday/July 25

<cal2>Ballroom Tea Dance. 3-6 p.m. Admission is $12. Join the Hot Society Orchestra of Washington for dancing, featuring music and dances from the 20s, 30s and 40s. Dancers will enjoy foxtrot, two-step, waltz, cha-cha, rumba, swing and more. A basic dance lesson at 3 p.m. for all levels is followed by dancing to wonderful live music from 3:30 – 6 p.m. Admission includes the lesson. No partner or prior experience needed. At the Spanish Ballroom of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: dave@hotsociety.net.

Contra and Square Dance. 7-10:30 p.m. Admission is $12 for nonmembers and $9 for FSGW members. The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American contra dancing. The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. All Contras and Square dances are taught--no partner is necessary. Lesson at 7 p.m., followed by dancing to Perpetual e-Motion from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. At the Bumper car Pavilion of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Visit fsgw.org.

Tree ID Walk. 9 – 10:30 a.m.

Join Laura Miller on a morning walk around the C&O Canal as she identifies some common tree species found in the Potomac River watershed. River Center at Lock 8, 7906 Riverside Dr. Cabin John, MD. Visit at www.potomac.org.

Voices of the River: Cabin John Legends and Life 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. Join Author Judy Welles as she talks about her book, Voices of the River: Cabin John Legends and Life. Her talk will give a glimpse of the mystery, legends about lost lovers, ghosts, pirates, hermits and buried treasure of Canal life in Cabin John. River Center at Lock 8, 7906 Riverside Dr., Cabin John, MD. Visit at www.potomac.org.

<cal1>July 26 to Aug. 16

<cal2>Lamaze Classes. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $25/members; $50/general public. L'Amazing Baby: Childbirth Preparation with a Jewish Twist. At the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville. For more information and to register, visit www.jccgw.org or contact Julie Margel at jmargel@jccgw.org. 301-348-3837

Added Concerts to Strathmore’s Guitar Festival Line-up Strathmore announced the addition of 12 concerts to its 2010-11 season including that of the legendary Chuck Berry. Tickets to the additional concerts are on sale now to Strathmore Stars, a new philanthropic program that supports arts programming, education programs and community outreach projects. Single tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday, July 26, at 10 a.m.

<cal>Wednesday/July 28

<cal2>The Crawdaddies. Mini street festival 5:30 p.m. Music at 7 p.m. Free. Based in Baltimore, Md., The Crawdaddies infuse Cajun, Zydeco, Blues, Ska, Roots, Rock and Reggae into an incomparable, groove-laden sound that is unquestionably its own. At Gudelsky Gazebo at the Music Center at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org

<cal1>Thursday/July 29

<cal2>Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 8:15 to 11:30 p.m. Admission is $8. With DJ Mike Marcotte and guests. The beginner workshop runs from 8:15 - 9 p.m. followed by dancing. The lesson gives new dancers important partnering basics. As always, the class is included in the $8 admission and no partner is necessary. We'll have an action-packed night for music with tunes from a variety of DJs. At the Ballroom annex of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: info@capitalblues.org.

Banjo to Beatbox with Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer Christylez Bacon. 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Tickets $7 (Strathmore Stars $6.30); age 2 and under free. The Grammy-nominated album, Banjo to Beatbox, features Children’s Music Grammy Award winners Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer and Washington, D.C.’s hip-hop sensation Christylez Bacon in a fresh new recording for kids and families. In this concert, Beatbox (mouth drums) meets the banjo, nursery rhyme meets the hip-hop fractured fairy tale and tradition meets the next generation of contemporary "hip." With nods to folk, rap and imagination, these artists show us that through music, our different neighborhoods (and musical styles) can come together. At Backyard Theater Stage at the Music Center at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org

<cal1>Friday/July 30

<cal2>Contra Dance. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Admission is $9. The Friday Night Dancers present Contra dancing as well as some square dances and waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. followed by called dance to live music from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Beginners are always welcome. This week Janine Smith calls to Love Mongrels with Orrin Star on mandolin, guitar, and banjo, Danny Knicely on mandolin, guitar, and percussion, Alexander Mitchell on fiddle, and Ralph Gordon on bass. At the Spanish ballroom of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: fndcontra@yahoo.com.

Swing Dance. 8:30 p.m.-midnight. Admission is $15. This primo jump blues band has it all—an amazing rhythm section, awesome sax playing, fabulous guitar, a killer front man, and fantastic songs. And more than all that, these guys have the ability to cross over from jump blues to swing to rock and back again, often within the same song. Formed in 2002, the Gas House Gorillas draws from the well of such greats as Wynonie Harris, Gene Autry, Sam Cooke, Cab Calloway and Elvis Presley as they move effortlessly between jump blues, gypsy swing, and classic rock. Beginner swing lesson at 8:30 p.m. followed by dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. At Bumper Car Pavilion of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Visit americanswing.org.

<cal1>Saturday/July 31

<cal2>Red Cross Pet First Aid Class. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Using video, lecture, discussion and practice, this course addresses giving temporary care to your dog or cat in an emergency. No animals are permitted in class. Presenter: Lynne Bettinger, certified American Red Cross pet first aid instructor (www.sundownridge.com). Note: There is a $60 fee, which includes a manual, DVD and Red Cross certificate. Register online and send check, payable to Your Dog’s Friend: 11401 S. Glen Rd, Potomac, MD 20854.

Swing Dance. 8 p.m.-midnight. Admission is $15. Along with the Rocket 88s, Mitch Woods has been the torchbearer of a great American blues musical heritage for two decades. Taking his inspiration from the great jump and boogie outfits of the late 40s and early 50s, Mitch breathes fresh life into the music that gave birth to rock and roll. The Rocket 88s are styled after the jumping and jiving, shouting and honking, pumping and pounding bands of Louis Jordan, Wynonie Harris, Joe and Jimmy Liggins, Amos Milburn, and Roy Milton. Adding a healthy dose of New Orleans rhythm and blues, pile-driving piano, and some of his own contemporary playful lyrics, Mitch forges his own style of music he calls "rock-a-boogie." American Swing presents a swing dance with fabulous live music. A beginning Swing dance lesson from 8 - 9 p.m. is followed by dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. At the Spanish Ballroom of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Visit americanswing.org.

<cal1>Wednesday/Aug. 4

<cal2>Elikeh. Mini street festival 5:30 p.m. Music at 7 p.m. Free. Elikeh is a band that performs its own brand of African Roots music. The material is a combination of traditional rhythms from Togo and 70's Afrofunk. At Gudelsky Gazebo at the Music Center at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org

<cal1> Aug. 10-Aug. 24

<cal2> Soul Sister Month. OTO(1): POT-0706-103 25x36 (Amilia Spicer) PHOTO(2): POT-0706-101 25x25 (Treasa Levasseur) PHOTO(3): POT-0706-102 25x25 (Lara Herscovitch) August is soul sisters month as Focus presents two powerful singer/songwriter showcases, starting with a co-bill of soulful Americana performers amilia k spicer and Lara Herscovitch on Aug. 10, and closing with the multi-talented R&B singer Treasa Levasseur and her band on Aug. 24. Both shows, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville is located at 100 Welsh Park Dr., Rockville, MD 20850.Tickets are $18 at the door, $15 in advance at FocusMusic.org. For more information, contact David Spitzer at focusrockville@earthlink.net or 301-275-7459.

<cal1>Aug. 11-Aug. 12

<cal2>Tribute to the British Invasion. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $19-$22 (Strathmore Stars $17.10-$19.80). Focusing on the years 1964-1966 and featuring well-loved songs by the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Petula Clark, The Who, The Hollies, Dusty Springfield, The Kinks, The Animals, The Zombies, Peter and Gordon, Tom Jones, The Yardbirds and many more, the concert brings together 60 of the areas finest performers to honor the music that changed a generation and dominated the pop charts in America and around the world. At Music Center at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org

<cal1>Wednesday/Aug. 25

<cal2>Ukefest 2010: The Ladies of the Uke! Mini street festival 5:30 p.m. Music at 7 p.m. (features special 6 p.m. audience strum along). Free. This event highlights the ladies of the ukulele: The Sweater Set, Victoria Vox, The Hula Honeys, The Riders, D.C.’s own local ukulele orchestra, and Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer. At Gudelsky Gazebo at the Music Center at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org

<cal1>Thursday/Aug. 26

<cal2>Intro to Hula Dancing with the Hula Honeys. 6-7:30 p.m. Tuition is $10 (Strathmore Stars $9) The Hula Honeys present an introductory hula dancing workshop for all ages. At Backyard Stage Theater at the Music Center at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org

Intermediate/Advanced Ukulele Workshop with the Hula Honeys. 8-9:15 p.m. Tuition is $20 (Strathmore Stars $18). The Hula Honeys present a workshop for all age intermediate and advance players. At Music Center Room 402 at Strathmore, Education Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda. Call 301-581-5100 or visit

Beginner Ukulele Workshop with Maureen Andary from The Sweater Set. 8-9:15 p.m. Tuition is $20 (Strathmore Stars $18). Maureen Andary from The Sweater Set teaches newcomers of all ages the basics of ukulele. At Music Center Room 405 at Strathmore, Education Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda. Call 301-581-5100 or visit

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 28

<cal2>"Louis" — A Silent Film. 8 p.m. With live musical performances by Wynton Marsalis and Cecile Licad. At the Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda. Visit www.Strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.

<cal1>Sept. 11

<cal2>Seller Seminar. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Why Your House Will Sell When Others Don’t. At the Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Station, 8001 River Road, Bethesda. For seminar outlines, see www.HillSlowinski.com or call Hill Slowinski at 301-320-8430.

<cal1>Sept. 25

<cal2>Buyer Seminar. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. How to Prepare For, Find, and get the Home You Want. At the Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Station, 8001 River Road, Bethesda. For seminar outlines, see www.HillSlowinski.com or call Hill Slowinski at 301-320-8430.

<cal1>Sept. 25-Oct. 31

<cal2>Bunnicula. Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 and 4 p.m. Some Saturday 11 a.m. performances. Single ticket prices range from $10-$22, with group rates available. It is a dark and stormy night at the Monroe house when family pets Harold the dog and Chester the cat are confronted by a mysterious new addition to the family: small, furry with long ears and fangs. Bunnicula! Soon the carrots in the kitchen are left drained of juice and with suspicious teeth-marks. First the veggies, next…the Monroes? Chester and Harold try to thwart the vampire bunny before it is too late! This musical adaptation of the book is a hugely imaginative tale full of belly laughs and suspense. At Imagination Stage 4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda, MD Imagination Stage offers discount ticket packages with benefits that emphasize the flexibility that parents and grandparents value, as well as significant savings. Details are on the website, www.imaginationstage.org.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 2

<cal2>Taste of Bethesda. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food and music festival featuring 50 restaurants and four stages of entertainment, as well as a children's area. Sponsored by the Bethesda Urban Partnership Inc. and Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 9

<cal2>Seller Seminar. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Why Your House Will Sell When Others Don’t. At the Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Station, 8001 River Road, Bethesda. For seminar outlines, see www.HillSlowinski.com or call Hill Slowinski at 301-320-8430.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 23

<cal2>Buyer Seminar. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. How to Prepare For, Find, and get the Home You Want. At the Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Station, 8001 River Road, Bethesda. For seminar outlines, see www.HillSlowinski.com or call Hill Slowinski at 301-320-8430.

<cal1>Nov. 24-Jan. 9

<cal2> Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 and 4 p.m. Some Saturday 11 a.m. performances. Single ticket prices range from $10-$22, with group rates available. It’s holiday time in Room One and that means drama! Tattletale May keeps picking on Junie B., and things get even worse when Junie B. draws May’s name for Secret Santa. She hatches a plan to give May a lump of coal, while getting an awesome Squeeze-A-Burp for herself. Will Junie B. have a last-minute change of heart and show her true holiday spirit? Just like its heroine, the show has laughs, verve and energy to spare! At Imagination Stage 4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda, MD Imagination Stage offers discount ticket packages with benefits that emphasize the flexibility that parents and grandparents value, as well as significant savings. Details are on the website, www.imaginationstage.org.

<cal1>Feb. 6-Mar. 13

<cal2> Perseus Bayou. Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 and 4 p.m. Some Saturday 11 a.m. performances. Single ticket prices range from $10-$22, with group rates available. This award-winning musical sets the classic Greek myth of Perseus and his quest for the snake-headed Medusa in post-Civil War Louisiana. To save the bayou from the evil Polydectes, Percy must journey to the edge of the human world with the help of a conjure woman, Miss Athena, a spirit-cat, Panther Hermes, and a tomboy named Andromeda. Percy's coming-of-age is vividly told in this epic and magical theatrical work. Imagination Stage is delighted to welcome back Mary Hall Surface, whose The Hundred Dresses and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice played here in prior seasons. At Imagination Stage 4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda, MD Imagination Stage offers discount ticket packages with benefits that emphasize the flexibility that parents and grandparents value, as well as significant savings. Details are on the website, www.imaginationstage.org.

<cal1>April 9-May 29

<cal2> George & Martha: Tons of Fun! Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 and 4 p.m. Some Saturday 11 a.m. performances. Single ticket prices range from $10-$22, with group rates available. The two endearing hippos from the James Marshall picture books stomp onto stage in this warm and funny musical adaptation. George and Martha are best friends. They play music together and share meals, presents, picnics, and exciting adventures like flying a balloon. Sometimes they have differences as all friends do. But it cannot last. Like all good friends, George and Martha just can’t stay angry for long! This simple story says much about our relationships at any age. Geared for our youngest theatre-goers but enjoyable for all, this new musical by Joan Cushing sparkles with clever lyrics and laughter. At Imagination Stage 4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda, MD Imagination Stage offers discount ticket packages with benefits that emphasize the flexibility that parents and grandparents value, as well as significant savings. Details are on the website, www.imaginationstage.org.

<cal1>Apr. 16-May 21

<cal2> The Day John Henry Came to School. Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 and 4 p.m. Some Saturday 11 a.m. performances. Single ticket prices range from $10-$22, with group rates available. Johnny is a typical 5th grader, way into video games and not especially motivated at school. Imagine his surprise one night when there’s a loud knock at the door and his ancestor John Henry bursts into his bedroom, wielding a 12 lb. hammer and insisting that he will visit Johnny’s class the next day for "Show & Tell." At first unimpressed by John Henry’s tragic tale about his race with the steam engine, the kids in Johnny’s class come to appreciate the importance of his ultimate sacrifice. The award-winning playwright of Lost & Foundling has created another witty and insightful contemporary comedy. At Imagination Stage in the Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner Family Theatre. At Imagination Stage 4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda, MD Imagination Stage offers discount ticket packages with benefits that emphasize the flexibility that parents and grandparents value, as well as significant savings. Details are on the website, www.imaginationstage.org.

<cal1>July 22-Aug. 14

<cal2> The Wind in the Willows. Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 and 4 p.m. Some Saturday 11 a.m. performances. Single ticket prices range from $10-$22, with group rates available. This musical retelling of the classic is faithful to the novel and features the beloved characters Mr. Toad, Mole, Ratty and Mr. Badger. It is early in the twentieth century and Mr. Toad falls hard for the charms of the motor car. His reckless driving results in his being thrown into prison, but, dressed as a laundry lady, he manages to escape. But will Mr. Toad be able to expel the Wild Wood squatters from Toad Hall and reclaim his home? Prepare to be enchanted by this irresistible mix of adventure and camaraderie. At Imagination Stage 4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda, MD Imagination Stage offers discount ticket packages with benefits that emphasize the flexibility that parents and grandparents value, as well as significant savings. Details are on the website, www.imaginationstage.org.