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<cal1>Every Saturday Night

<cal2>Live Standup Comedy. 8 to 10 p.m. Five local comics. At the Laugh Riot at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda Hotel, 7400 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Call 301-657-1234 or visit www.Bethesda.Hyatt.com.

<cal1>Wednesday/June 2

<cal2>Introduction to Myers Briggs Type Indicator. 5 to 6 p.m. Presented by Ellery Owens, LCSW-C. Free. For information visit www.accirockville.org. To register, call Affiliated Community Counselors, Rockville at 301-251-8965 or email accirockville@gmail.com.

<cal1>Thursday/June 3

<cal2>Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 8:15 to 11:30 p.m. Admission is $8. DJ Mike Marcotte and guests. Beginner workshop from 8:15 to 9 p.m. Dancing from 9 to 11:30 p.m. At the Ballroom Annex of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: info@capitalblues.org.

<cal1>June 3-6

<cal2>"Sweeney Todd." Shows are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $19/adults, $17/students, $12/unreserved. At Georgetown Preparatory School's Figge Theatre, 10900 Rockville Pike. Visit www.ActTwo.org or call 888-402-ACT2. Presented by Act Two Performing Arts of Rockville.

<cal1>Friday/June 4

<cal2>Contra Dance. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Admission is $9. Contra dancing, square dancing and waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30to 8:15 p.m. Called dance with the band, Anadama from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. At the Spanish Ballroom of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: fndcontra@yahoo.com.

Bells Mill Bash. 5:30 to 8 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering, email Terry-Ann Gardemal at terry_ann@verizon.net. Questions: Contact Linda Cox shiloh61@verizon.net or Terry-Ann Gardemal terry_ann@verizon.net.

<cal1>Saturday/June 5

<cal2>Twinbrook Day Community Fair. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free community fair with activities for kids, live music, a community yard sale, fitness classes and info booths and tables. Sponsored by the Twinbrook Civic Association and Twinbrook Pool. At the Rockcrest Park and Ballet Center, 1331 Broadwood Drive, and Twinbrook Community Recreation Center, 12920 Twinbrook Parkway.

Swing Dance. 8 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $15. With Big Joe and the Dynaflows. Beginner swing dance from 8 to 9 p.m. Dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. At the Spanish Ballroom of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: wsdcvolunteer@hotmail.com.

Washington Balalaika Society. 8 p.m. A 60-piece Russian folk orchestra with Alexander Tsygankov, the world's preeminent domra artist, Andrei Saveliev and Irina Petryk. At the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmondston Road, Rockville. Tickets are $20/general; $18/seniors; $15/students; children under 12 free. Order tickets at www.rockvillemd.gov/theatre or call 240-314-8690.

Lucky Dog Fund-Raiser. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Silent auction, raffle, off-lease play in 1 1/2-acre fenced in yard, BBQ, Dogma bakery treats and doggie ice cream, Silapada Jewelry on sale, Pet Junkie Pet supplies on sale. Tickets to benefit Lucky Dog ($20/person; $45/family, www.luckydoganimalrescue.org). Or $25/door; $55/family. Proceeds will help get future Lucky Dogs out of shelters and into loving homes. At 8601 Falls Road, Potomac (@ Suzie's), at the corner of Falls and MacArthur.

Grateful Shred II. 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $5/box of paper. Sponsored by the Friends of the Clara Barton Community Center. At Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John. Call 301-229-0010.

National Trails Day. 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Celebrate National Trails Day! Volunteers are needed to help restore areas of the C&O Canal towpath surrounding the River Center at Lock 8. At River Center at Lock 8, 7906 Riverside Ave., Cabin John. Contact Deanna Tricarico, Outreach Coordinator, at tricarico@potomac.org or 301-608-1188 x.204.

Imagination Bethesda. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A children’s street festival celebrating children and the arts. Features hands-on craft activities, international dance troupes, theatre performances, costume characters, face painters and balloon artists for children 12 and under to enjoy. At Woodmont Avenue and Elm Street in downtown Bethesda.

An Evening of Classical Proportions. 7 p.m. Presented by the National Institute of Health Community Orchestra and Chorus. Will feature orchestral and choral music of Johannes Brahms and Franz Schubert as well as American composers Daniel Gawthrop and Morten Lauridsen. In the sanctuary of North Bethesda United Methodist Church, 10100 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda.

<cal1>June 5-6

<cal2>30th Annual FSGW Washington Folk Festival. Noon to 7 p.m. Free admission. With 450 musicians, storytellers, dancers and craft vendors. Music and dance from India, Mongolia, North Africa, Ireland, Scotland, France, Israel, Brazil, Bulgaria, Guatemala, Iran, Turkey, Japan, and Spain. The crafts pavilion will feature 25 artisans demonstrating and selling their crafts and folk instruments and recordings will be sold. At Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Visit www.fsgw.org for more details or email WashingtonFolkFestival@gmail.com with any questions or comments.

<cal1>Sunday/June 6

<cal2>Open Door Reading Series: Cliff Bernier and M.L. Liebler. Free. 2 p.m. At The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda. Visit www.writer.org or call 301-654-8664.

Contra and Square Dance. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $12/nonmembers, $9/FSGW members. Traditional American contra dancing with square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. Lesson at 7 p.m. followed by dances with Perpetual e-Motion from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. At the Spanish Ballroom of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Visit fsgw.org.

Symphony of the Potomac. 3 p.m. Soloist will be Rebecca Littig, soprano. Program consists of the Weber-Mahler Entr'acte from Die Drei Pintos, the Four Last Songs of R. Strauss and Schumann's Symphony No. 4. Tickets are $15 at the door and $10 online or by phone (ages 18 and under free). To purchase tickets, call 800-494-TIXS or visit the website at symphonypotomac.org. For additional information, call 301-984-6390. Concert at Winston Churchill High School, 11300 Gainsborough Road, Potomac.

Show and Concert. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Local visual artists Jean Barnes Downs, Katie Dell Kaufman, Rona Eisner and Sally Giarantana and a performance by The Bruce Swaim Quartet at a free community reception. The show will run Sunday, June 6, through Tuesday, July 6. Admission to the gallery is free and hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; and closed official City holidays. Glenview Mansion Art Gallery is wheelchair accessible. At the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery at Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive.

<cal1>Tuesday/June 8

<cal2>Wort Hannam Performs. 8 p.m. At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville, 100 Welsh Park Dr., Rockville. Tickets are $18/door, $15/advance at FocusMusic.org. Contact David Spitzer at focusrockville@earthlink.net or 301-275-7459.

<cal1>Thursday/June 10

<cal2>Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 8:15 to 11:30 p.m. Admission is $8. DJ Mike Marcotte and guests. Beginner workshop from 8:15 to 9 p.m. Dancing from 9 to 11:30 p.m. At the Ballroom Annex of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: info@capitalblues.org.

Financial Planning. 12 to 1 p.m. Presented by Karen Walker, LCSW-C. Free. For information visit www.accirockville.org. To register, call Affiliated Community Counselors, Rockville at 301-251-8965 or email accirockville@gmail.com.

<cal1>June 10-13

<cal2>"Annie Get Your Gun." Shows are Thursday 6/10, Friday 6/11 and Saturday 6/12 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 6/13 at 2 p.m. Tickets prices are $19/adult, $17/students and $12/unreserved balcony seats. Email groupsales@acttwo.org. For tickets or additional information, visit www.ActTwo.org or call 888-402-ACT2. At Georgetown Preparatory School’s Figge Theater, 10900 Rockville Pike.

<cal1>Friday/June 11

<cal2>Contra Dance. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Admission is $9. Contra dancing, square dances and waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. Called dance to live music by the Glen Echo Open Band from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. At the Spanish Ballroom of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: fndcontra@yahoo.com.

Swing Dance. 8 p.m. to midnight. Admission: TBD. Beginner lesson from 8 to 9 p.m. Dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight to a live band. At the Bumper Car Pavilion of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Visit www.americanswing.org.

<cal1>Saturday/June 12

<cal2>Good Management? Good Dog! 2 to 4 p.m. Learn how to set your dog up for success by managing his environment; decide whether to use training, management, or both to solve common problems; and hear new, creative ways to enrich your dog’s life through play. Speaker: Ann Melchior is an instructor of puppy, basic, and trick training classes. To register: www.YourDogsFriend.info or 301-983-5913. Please don’t bring your dog.

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

Swing Dance. 8 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $15. Boogie Woogie Piano Festival with multiple piano players. Along with Ann Rabson (of the Sapphire Uppity Blues Women), Dona Oxford, and Arthur Migliazza, this is a night to delight swing, rhythm and blues, jazz and blues fans alike. Beginner lesson with Tom and Debra at 8 p.m. Dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. At the Spanish Ballroom of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Visit www.americanswing.org.

Solar Bethesda. A free solar expo for homeowners. Hear from neighbors living with solar. Get info on costs, benefits, rebates, tax credits. Check your home's solar readiness with satellite mapping. Meet local solar companies. Hands-on activities for kids. For more information about the expo, exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities, contact: solar@bethesdagreen.org.

<cal1>Sunday/June 13

<cal2>Community Yard Sale. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations of items for the sale are being accepted by the congregation Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays. At Congregation Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Road, Potomac. Contact Yard Sale Coordinator Mikki Ashin at 301-526-9797 or mikkiashin@aol.com.

Open House. 2 to 4 p.m. The Bethesda Chevy Chase Jewish Community Group is having an open house for its Judaic Learning Program. At the Jewish Community Center, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Next year's programs include Sunday classes for Kindergarten through third grade, family activities, adult education, Israeli folk dancing, community service projects, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, and open High Holiday Services. Come and meet with this unique Jewish group that has been in existence for seventy years. Call Celia Barash at 301-762-4188.

"It’s Cool in the Furnace." 11 a.m. Presented by the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Joyful Praise Youth Choir. At the church at 7730 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda. Call 301-365-5733.

Contra and Square Dancing. 7 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $12/nonmembers, $9/FSGW members. Contra dancing with square dances, mixers, waltzes and couple dances. Lesson at 7 p.m. Dancing with the Contra Rebels from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. At the Spanish Ballroom of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Visit: fsgw.org.

Waltz Dance. 3 to 6 p.m. Admission is $8. Beginner waltz lesson from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Dancing from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Waltzes by Waltz Magic, featuring musicians Alexander Mitchell, Barbara Heitz, Liz Donaldson and Ralph Gordon. At the Spanish Ballroom of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: info@waltztimedances.org

<cal1>Tuesday/June 15

<cal2>Film Screening: "Leon Blum." 7 p.m. at the Magen David Sephardic Congregation, 11215 Woodglen Drive, Rockville. Contact Andrea Choobineh 301-770-6818, magendavid@mdscbe.org

<cal1>Wednesday/June 16

<cal2>Assertiveness Training. 5 to 6 p.m. Presented by Ellery Owens, LCSW-C. Free. For information visit www.accirockville.org. To register, call Affiliated Community Counselors, Rockville at 301-251-8965 or email accirockville@gmail.com.

<cal1> Thursday/June 17

<cal2>Story/Stereo: Nicole Cooley and Dawn Potter. 9 p.m. Free. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda. Visit www.writer.org or call 301-654-8664.

Parent Your Child Mindfully. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Presented by Vilasini Bala, LCPC. Free. For information visit www.accirockville.org. To register, call Affiliated Community Counselors, Rockville at 301-251-8965 or email accirockville@gmail.com.

Introduction to Understanding Anger. 12 to 1 p.m. Presented by Karen Walker, LCSW-C. Free. For information visit www.accirockville.org. To register, call Affiliated Community Counselors, Rockville at 301-251-8965 or email accirockville@gmail.com.

Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 8:15 to 11:30 p.m. Admission is $8. DJ Mike Marcotte and guests. Beginner workshop from 8:15 to 9 p.m. Dancing from 9 to 11:30 p.m. At the Ballroom Annex of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: info@capitalblues.org.

<cal1>Friday/June 18

<cal2>Contra Dance. 7:30-11:30 p.m. Admission is $9. There is a Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. followed by the called dance with the band Jubilea from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. At the Spanish Ballroom of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: fndcontra@yahoo.com.

Swing Speak. 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $15. Swing Speak’s early repertoire centered around the swing and standards of the 1930’s and 1940’s, but their musical range soon expanded to include the full range of the American jazz repertoire. Beginner Swing dance lesson from 8:30–9 p.m. is followed by dancing from 9 p.m. - midnight. At the Bumper Car Pavilion of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Visit americanswing.org.

<cal1>June 18-20

<cal2>"A Three Ring Fiasco" and "Once Upon a Time Again." Two original musical comedies featuring actors with and without disabilities. June 18-20 (Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.) and June 25-27 (Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.) Many Potomac residents will be participating. By ArtStream OnStage Inclusive Theatre Companies. At Rosborough Theater, Asbury Methodist Village, 333 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg. Visit www.art-stream.org.

<cal1>Saturday/June 19

<cal2>Swing Dance. 8 p.m. to midnight. Admission TBD. Beginner swing dance lesson from 8 to 9 p.m. followed by dancing to live music from 9 p.m. to midnight. At the Spanish Ballroom of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: dance@flyingfeet.org

<cal1>Sunday/June 20

<cal2>Hank Sapoznik and the Youngers of Zion. 7:30 p.m. Klezmorim Extraordinaire, Instrumental and Vocal Yiddish Music. Tickets are $25/general, $18/members of JCC, YGW, AR. At the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville. Call 301-424-2590.

Waltz Dance. 3 to 6 p.m. Admission is $8. Beginner waltz lesson from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Dancing from 3:30 to 6 p.m. to the music of Jubilea with Mary Lea, David Wiesler, Paul Oorts, Ralph Gordon. At the Spanish Ballroom of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: info@waltztimedances.org.

Family Dance. 3-5 p.m. Admission is $5. Spend the afternoon dancing with your children. Live music and dance calling from 3-5 p.m. In the Bumper Car Pavilion of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., in Glen Echo. Contact: fsgw.org.

Sunday Blues. 7 to 11 p.m. Admission is $12/dance, $17/dance and lesson. Jamie Lynch Band plays a mix of traditional and contemporary blues music, including classic cover tunes going back through the history of blues music. Blues lesson from 7 to 8:30 p.m. followed by dancing. At the Spanish Ballroom of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: dbarker@glenechopark.org.

Contra and Square Dance. 7 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $12/nonmembers, $9/FSGW members. Lesson at 7 p.m. followed by dances with Jubilea from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. At the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Contact: fsgw.org

<cal1>Monday/June 21

<cal2>Biofeedback Class. 1 to 2:30 p.m. ‘Learning how to lower your pain level using various Biofeedback techniques." Reservations required. For anyone with chronic pain, family members and interested community residents. Sponsored by the Pain Connection. Meets at 7910 Woodmont Ave., Suite 1309, Bethesda. Contact Michael Sitar, Ph.D., 301-718-3588 and/or Pain Connection, 301-231-0008, www.painconnection.org.

<cal1>Tuesday/June 22

<cal2>Wishing Chair Performs. 8 p.m. With multi-instrumentalist Miriam Davidson and songwriter Kiya Heartwood. At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville, 100 Welsh Park Dr., Rockville. Tickets are $18/door, $15/advance at FocusMusic.org. Contact David Spitzer at focusrockville@earthlink.net or 301-275-7459.

<cal1>June 23-Aug. 8

<cal2>"How I Became a Pirate." At Imagination Stage. Performances on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 and 4 p.m.; Tuesday-Friday at 10:30 a.m. Tickets from $10-$21. Visit http://www.imaginationstage.org.

<cal1>Thursday/June 24

<cal2>Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 8:15 to 11:30 p.m. Admission is $8. DJ Mike Marcotte and guests. Beginner workshop from 8:15 to 9 p.m. Dancing from 9 to 11:30 p.m. At the Ballroom Annex of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: info@capitalblues.org.

<cal1>Friday/June 25

<cal2>Art & Soul Charity Auction. 6 p.m. Sponsored by the National Center for Children and Families. Featured Art & Soul artist, Sandi Ritchie Miller, Theory of Everything. At the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Tickets are $100 per person. Call 301-365-4480, ext. 114.

Swing Dance. 8 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $14. Swing Dance with the Boilmaker Jazz Band. Swing lesson with Donna Barker and Mike Marcotte from 8 to 9 p.m. followed by dancing until midnight. At the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: dbarker@glenechopark.org.

Contra Dance. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Admission is $9. Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. followed by the called dance to live music by Matching Orange with Eric McDonald (mandolin), Eric Eid-Reiner (piano), and Brendan Carey Block (fiddle). The dance is from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. At the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: fndcontra@yahoo.com.

Super Fiesta Latina Party. 8:15 to midnight. Admission is $15. Hosted by Fabio and Jennifer Bonini. Lesson from 8:15 to 9 p.m. for Salsa beginners and up. 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>June 25-27

<cal2>"A Three Ring Fiasco" and "Once Upon a Time Again." Two original musical comedies featuring actors with and without disabilities. June 18-20 (Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.) and June 25-27 (Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.) Many Potomac residents will be participating. By ArtStream OnStage Inclusive Theatre Companies. At Rosborough Theater, Asbury Methodist Village, 333 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg. Visit www.art-stream.org

<cal1>Saturday/June 26

<cal2>Run 4 Children 4-Mile. Fund-raiser for the National Center for Children and Families. Proceeds will enable 100 children to enjoy overnight summer camp experiences. At Carderock Recreation Area on the C&O Canal Towpath. For more information, or to register online: http://www.mc-coop.org/20100626/ or call Heidi Coons at 301-365-4480, ext. 114.

Cajun/Zydeco Dance. 8 p.m. to midnight. Admission TBD. Introductory dance lesson at 8 p.m. followed by dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight to live music. At the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: Dancingbythebayou@verizon.net.

Salsa Social. 8 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $15. Salsa lesson from 8 to 9 p.m. taught by Keith Givens., Dancing to live music from 9 p.m. to midnight. At the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: searchernet@comcast.net. Visit www.oohsalsa.com.

<cal1>June 26-27

<cal2>Heritage Days at Glen Echo Park. Noon to 4 p.m. As part of Montgomery County’s Heritage Days celebration, the Spanish Ballroom will be open to the public and will feature a display of panels telling the story of Glen Echo Park from the late 1800s to 1960, as well as a "Make-Your-Own-Carousel" craft activity for children. Visitors may also enjoy Park tours, an exhibition marking the 50th anniversary of the protests that led to the integration of Glen Echo Park, and rides on the Park’s historic Dentzel carousel. Call 301-634-2222 or visit www.glenechopark.org.

<cal1>Sunday/June 27

<cal2>Ballroom Tea Dance. 3 to 6 p.m. Admission is $12. Join the Hot Society Orchestra of Washington for an afternoon of dancing, featuring music and dances from the 20s, 30s and 40s. Dancers will enjoy foxtrot, two-step, waltz, cha-cha, rumba, swing. Dance lesson at 3 p.m. followed by dancing to live music from 3:30 to 6 p.m. At the Spanish Ballroom of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: dave@hotsociety.net

Contra and Square Dance. 7 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $12/nonmembers, $9/FSGW members. The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. There is a lesson is at 7 p.m., followed by dances with live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. At the Bumper Car Pavilion of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Contact: fsgw.org

<cal1>June 28-Aug. 6

<cal2>Summer of Fun. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd., in Cabin John is hosting a summer of fun — weekdays, June 28 through Aug. 6. There’ll be indoor and outdoor activities for children, including arts and crafts projects (from tie-dye shirts to jewelry), pizza days (Tuesday and Thursday), and water play on Fridays. The Clara Barton Summer Fun Center is well planned and supervised by a variety of staff members. This is a fun way for kids to spend their days at different sports, music, arts, crafts, and more. Cost is $240 for all six weeks. Children may come every day or whenever they wish. Remember to pack a lunch. No transportation is provided for the children, but there is a bus stop on MacArthur Blvd. near the Center for Ride-On bus, No. 32), and staff will escort children to the stop and wait with them. Call the Center at 301-229-0010. To register, visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec. Click on the registration link and type in 268842 in the course number box.

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

<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.