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<cal1>Now Through 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>Now Through 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 children 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>Wednesday/April 27

<cal2>The Sweater Set. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12. Maureen Andary and Sara Curtin perform at the Mansion at Strathmore. Combined, the two members of The Sweater Set perform on ukulele, guitar, flute, accordion, glockenspiel, maracas, banjo, piano and kazoo. At the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. To purchase tickets, call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

<cal1>Thursday/April 28

<cal2>Rockville Mayor Phyllis Marcuccio. Initiatives and Direction for Rockville. 10:30 a.m. Part of the JCC Seniors Organized for Change. At Ring House, 1801 E. Jefferson Street, Rockville. For reservations, call Debby Sokobin at 301-348-3760.

Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Admission is $8. With DJ Mike Marcotte and Guests. Slow blues lesson from 8:15 to 9 p.m.; dancing from 9 to 11:30 p.m. At the Back Room at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Call Donna Barker at 301-634-2231 or go to info@CapitalBlues.org or www.CapitalBlues.org.

<cal1>Friday/April 29

<cal2>Concert and Fashion Sale Fundraiser. 6 to 10 p.m. With Singer/songwriter Justin Trawick, and a "Walking Wearables" Fashion Sale and Auction. Tickets are $10/each. To benefit DC Avon Walk. At Howard Avenue Arts Incubator Gallery, 4218 Howard Avenue in Kensington.

APRIL 29

Bicycle Donations Drop-off. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Montgomery College, Rockville Campus, Parking Lot 4, Campus Drive, Rockville. Donors may drop off bicycles, bike parts and accessories, hand tools suitable for bike shops, and portable sewing machines. A $10/bike donation is suggested to defray shipping and handling (all donors receive receipt for tax purposes). Donations will benefit Bikes for the World, a project of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, and support programs in Africa and Central America providing health, education, and employment services to communities in need. Contact: 240-567-4054 or visit www.bikesfortheworld.org

<cal1>April 29-30

<cal2>Call It Anything: Miles Davis’ "Electric Period" 1968–1991. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Through the use of film footage and excerpts from recordings like "Live-Evil" and "On the Corner," poet and music critic Reuben Jackson will discuss this chapter of Miles Davis’ career. At The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda. Visit www.writer.org.

<cal1>Saturday/April 30

<cal2>Shamar Rinpoche Book Signing. 4 to 6 p.m. Shamar Rinpoche will sign the new English translation of

his book, The Path to Awakening, a commentary on Chekawa Yeshe Dorje's Seven Points of Mind Training. At Bodhi Path Washington DC Metro Area, 12540 Falls Road, Potomac. Email: admin@bodhipathmd.org or call 240-453-9200.

Irish Piano Music. 8 p.m. With Thérèse Fahy on piano. Free. Presented by Washington Conservatory of Music, Imagine Ireland, and the Fulbright Commission. At Westmoreland Congregational Church, One Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. Visit www.washingtonconservatory.org

or call 301-320-2770.

<cal1>April 29 Through May 1

<cal2>Azalea Garden Festival. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Plant sale featuring azaleas, annuals, flowering shrubs and roses, herbs and vegetables, wildflowers, perennials and all the essentials for your summer garden. Also specialty boutiques, Funland, games, crafts, inflatables, carnival games, and boardwalk style food; Mark’s Run, a 5K race and 1 mile "family fun run", Sunday, May 1. At Landon School, 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda. Visit www. Landon.net/azalea.

<cal1>Saturday/April 30

<cal2>Spring Festival and Native Plant Sale. 1 to 4 p.m. Take part in woodland hikes, play nature games, make crafts, view exhibits, watch a live animal show and purchase native plants. At Croydon Creek Nature Center, 852 Avery Road, Rockville. Go to ww.rockvillemd.gov/croydoncreek/ or call 240-314-8770.

An Evening with Strauss Waltz Ball. 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $20. With the band, Olde Vienna with Dave Wiesler, Alexander Mitchell, Barbara Heitz, Ralph Gordon and Elke Baker. At the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Call Joan Koury at 202-238-0230 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, or go to www.WaltzTimeDances.org.

<cal1>Sunday/May 1

<cal2>Cello Concert. 3 p.m. Free. With Drew Owen on cello and Jeffery Watson on piano. At Washington Conservatory of Music at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Visit www.washingtonconservatory.org or call 301-320-2770.

Audubon Nature Fair. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entertainment, Wildlife Ambassadors, Scales and Tales, Banjo Man Frank Cassel, rock climbing wall, hands-on nature fun and more. At Woodend Nature Sanctuary, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase. Call 301-652-9188 or visit www.ANShome.org.

The Art of the Balalaika. 3 p.m. The program will feature Olga Orlovskaya, the orchestra's balalaika concertmaster, Andrei Saveliev, formerly with the legendary Andreyev Balalaika Orchestra of St. Petersburg, Russia. Tickets are $25/door; $20/advance. For tickets, call 240-314-8690. At the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville.

Teaching by Shamar Rinpoche, "Day-to-Day Meditation." 10 a.m. to noon. Free. At Bodhi Path Wshington DC Metro Area, 12540 Falls Road, Potomac. Email: admin@bodhipathmd.org or call 240-453-9200.

Yom Ha’shoah/Holocaust Commemoration. 4 to 6:30 p.m. Dor L'Dor Youth Program runs from 4-5 p.m. while adults are invited to participate in "Unto Every Person There is A Name" or view art on display in the lobby. The community commemoration begins at 5 p.m. Keynote address by Nathan Lewin, a Sugihara survivor and community leader, memorial candle lighting, Kaddish, reflection, music and poetry. At Congregation B’nai Tzedek, 10621 South Glen Road, Potomac. Contact Arielle Farber at AFarber@jcouncil.org or 301-348- 7365.

From Fear to Confidence. 2 to 4 p.m. Help your dog overcome his fears. With speaker Jeni Grant, CPDT-KA; Train Your Best Friend (www.trainyourbestfriend.com). At Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road, Potomac. Register by emailing register@yourdogsfriend.info or by calling 301-983-5913.

Open Door Reading: The Return of Halley's Comet. 2 to 4 p.m. Free. A reading of Donald Bliss', The Return of Halley's Comet, a play about Twain's dictation of his autobiography written by the great-grandson of one of his publishers. At The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda. Visit www.writer.org.

<cal1>Monday/May 2

<cal2>PEN World Voices Festival. 7 p.m. Cost is $5/$10. Featuring Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Montecore; Daniel Orozco, Orientation: And Other Stories; Leila Aboulela, Lyrics Alley. Moderated by Lisa Page, President of PEN/Faulkner Board of Directors. At The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda. Visit www.writer.org or call 301-654-8664.

<cal1>Thursday/May 5

<cal2>Old Angler’s Inn Spring Fashion Show. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $50 to attend. The fashion show, with fashions provided by Bloomingdale’s, will feature mother-daughter models. A benefit for the National Rehabilitation Hospital and patients who suffer from brain injuries. Honorary chair is WUSA-TV anchor Anita Brikman. Julia Palmer, manager of Bloomingdale’s at Tysons Corner, will serve as master of ceremonies. To RSVP for the event, call 301-365-2425 or email info@oldanglersinn.com.

Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 9 to 11:30 p.m. Admission is $8. Slow Blues lesson from 8:15 to 9 p.m.; dancing from 9 to 11:30 p.m. With DJ Mike Marcotte and Guests. At the Back Room at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Call Donna Barker at 301-634-2231 or go to info@CapitalBlues.org or www.CapitalBlues.org.

<cal1>May 6, 7, 8

<cal2>Spring Festival. Free. At Saint George Greek Orthodox Church. Agora (Greek Marketplace), Greek food, pastries and outdoor grills, Greek wine and beer, live Greek music, Yiayia’s Attic (flea market), vendors of Greek art, jewelry and more. At Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, 7701 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda. Call 301-469-7990 or www.stgeorge.org.

<cal1>Saturday/May 7

<cal2>Young Artists of America Inaugural Concert. 2 p.m. Young Artists of America is a new organization whose mission is to provide young artists the opportunity to learn and perform major works for opera, musical theatre, and dance in concert with full orchestra, performing alongside professional artists. Suggested free-will donation $20/adults; $5/children. At Strathmore, To reserve tickets, email youngartistsamerica@gmail.com or call 240-242-9580.

The Folger Consort. 7:30 p.m. Medieval and Baroque music with featured. Guest artists Marcia Young, Soprano and Harpist, and Mark Rimple, Lutenist. Led by Robert Eisenstein. Admission is $20/door; no tickets required. At Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, 6601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda. Call 301-365-2850 or visit www.bradleyhillschurch.org.

Anne of Green Gables. 11 a.m. Tickets are $7/adults; $6/seniors/students/children. At the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. Box Office: 240-567-5301.

Flea Market and Community Yard Sale. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. At Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road, Potomac. Tables cost $30 (proceeds to benefit community center). Call Emily McDonell at 240-777-6960.

Author Talk. 2 p.m. "The Geeks Shall Inherit The Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School." New York Times author Alexandra Robbins (who wrote "The Overachievers," about Walt Whitman High School) will discuss her new book, which is about popularity and outsiders, and sign books at the Bethesda Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda, Phone: 301-986-1761.

Encore Chorale Spring Concert. 2 p.m. Free. Presents "From Berlin to Beatles." Performing will be the Encore Chorales from: Washington Conservatory of Music at Glen Echo Park; Schweinhaut Senior Center. At Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Visit encorecreativity.org or Jeanne.kelly@encorecreativity.org or call 301-261-5747.

Montgomery Potters Sale. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Huge selection of functional and decorative handmade pottery by more than 30 local potters. At Colesville Presbyterian Church, 12800 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Visit www.MontgomeryPotters.org.

Chicago’s Second City Performs. 8:45 p.m. The performance will feature some of the best sketches, songs and improvisations from Second City’s 45-plus year history. Tickets are $85, $125 and $150 per person and can be purchased by calling Marcia Newfeld at 301-299-0225. At Congregation B’nai Tzedek, 10621 South Glen Road, Potomac.

<cal1>Sunday/May 8

<cal2>Cajun and Zydeco Dance Party. 3:30 to 6 p.m. Admission is $20. With the Savoy Family Cajun Band. Introductory dance lesson from 3 to 3:30 p.m.; dancing from 3:30 to 6 p.m. At the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Call Michael Hart at 301-762-6730 or go to www.DancingbytheBayou.com.

<cal1>Monday/May 9

<cal2>GWCAR 2011 Golf Outing. 11 a.m. checking; 12 noon shotgun start. Cost is $225/person; $900/foursome. At Kenwood Country Club, 5601 River Road, Bethesda. Contact Heidi Bogdansky at 301-590-8793 or heidib@gcaar.com.

<cal1>Tuesday/May 10

<cal2>Dana and Susan Robinson. 8 p.m. Tickets are $18/door; $15/advance. At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville, 100 Welsh Park Drive, Rockville. Visit www.robinsongs.com or contact David Spitzer at focusrockville@earthlink.net or 301-275-7459.

<cal1>Thursday/May 12

<cal2>"America’s Veterans: A Musical Tribute." 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Free tickets. Featuring Country Music Sensation Jo Dee Messina, Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan, Jazz Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and "So You Think you Can Dance" Season 3 Winner Sabra Johnson. At the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda. Call 301-581-5100.

Piano Recital. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $28 (Stars Price $25.20). This artist channels the 19th century composer and pianist Clara Wieck Schumann (wife of Robert Schumann), recreating an 1871 concert by Clara. Performing on Strathmore’s 1850s Broadwood piano, Sharon Joshua deftly intersperses works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Bach and Chopin with engaging readings from Clara’s diaries and letters. A Gerald M. Woofter Memorial Concert Program. At the Mansion at Strathmore. Call 301-581-5109 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 9 to 11:30 p.m. Admission is $8. Slow Blues lesson from 8:15 to 9 p.m.; dancing from 9 to 11:30 p.m. With DJ Mike Marcotte and Guests. At the Back Room at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Call Donna Barker at 301-634-2231 or go to info@CapitalBlues.org or www.CapitalBlues.org.

<cal1>Friday/May 13

<cal2>A Sacred Music Concert. 8 p.m. Tickets are $30. The program includes: Byzantine Hymn Soloist: Rouba Estephan; Ave verum: Mozart Choir; Exultate jubilte: Mozart Soprano: Diane Atherton; Laudate Dominum: Mozart Soprano/Choir. At Ss. Peter & Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church Sanctuary, 10620 River Rd. Potomac.

Blues and Soul Fusion Dance Party. 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $10. Dance lesson from 8 to 9 p.m.; dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. DJ Ken Roesel. At the Back Room, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Visit http://www.dancebuddies.com/AllThingsBlues.htm or contact Ken Roesel at 703-282-4187 or at DanceBuddies@Starpower.net.

Art Show. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 200-plus artists will display art and sculptures. At Geneva Day School, 11931 Seven Locks Road, Potomac.

<cal1>Saturday/May 14

<cal2>Violinist Elena Urioste. 8 p.m. Tickets are $32-$79. Elena Urioste will play Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 with the National Philharmonic, led by Music Director and Conductor Piotr Gajewski. At the Music Center at Strathmore. Visit nationalphilharmonic.org or call the Strathmore ticket office at 301-581-5100.

Managing Multiple Dogs. 2 to 4 p.m. Topics of discussion will include competition for resources, feeding, barking multiplied, walking more than one dog and other concerns. With speaker Marilyn Wolf, CPDT-KA (www.korrectkritters.com). At Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road, Potomac. Register by emailing register@yourdogsfriend.info or by calling 301-983-5913.

<cal1>May 14-15

<cal2>Dance of Sri Lanka. Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. CityDance Ensemble presents Nruthya Pooja: An evening of Traditional and Folk Dance of Sri Lanka by Asanga Domask. At The Music Center at Strathmore, Studio 405, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Purchase at Strathmore Ticket Office, 301-581-5100, www.citydance.net or www.strathmore.org

<cal1>Sunday/May 15

<cal2>From Foster Home to Adoption Success. 1 to 4 p.m. What every foster needs to know to help make the fostering experience successful and easy. Speaker: Julie Jacobus, CPDT-KA; Training by Julie (www.trainingbyjulie.com). At Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road, Potomac. Register by emailing register@yourdogsfriend.info or by calling 301-983-5913.

Durufle’ Requiem. 4 p.m. Free. The Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir with soloists, Mark Mason and Tanya Coyne, orchestra conducted by Julie Vidrick Evans and Marvin Mills at the organ, will present this masterwork of the sacred choral literature to conclude the 40th Anniversary Season of musical offerings. At the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, One Chevy Chase Circle, NW, Washington, D.C. Call 202-363-2202.

<cal1>Monday/May 16

<cal2>VOICES 2011. 6:30 p.m. Presented by the Women’s Philanthropy of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. Speaker is Valerie Plame Wilson who will speak about her time serving as a covert CIA Operations Officer. At the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda. Visit shalomdc.org/voices.

<cal1>May 19, 20, 21

<cal2>Sing It! Shout It! Tell About It! 7:30 p.m. Hoover Middle School presents the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta "Ruddigore." Tickets are $5 at the door. At Hoover Middle School, 8810 Postoak Road, Potomac. Call Hoover Middle School at 301-469-1010.

<cal1>Thursday/May 19

<cal2>Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 9 to 11:30 p.m. Admission is $8. Slow Blues lesson from 8:15 to 9 p.m.; dancing from 9 to 11:30 p.m. With DJ Mike Marcotte and Guests. At the Back Room at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Call Donna Barker at 301-634-2231 or go to info@CapitalBlues.org or www.CapitalBlues.org.

<cal1>Friday/May 20

<cal2>The Kathy & Mo Show. 8 p.m. Starring Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney. Tickets are $35/regular, $33/seniors and students. At the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. Box Office: 240-567-5301.

<cal1>Saturday/May 21

<cal2>"Strut Your Mutt." 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dog parade and festival fund-raiser. Organized by the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rotary Club, this event will bring together over 5,000 participants and hundreds of dogs for a day of outdoor festivities. At Woodmont Avenue between Bethesda Avenue and Elm Street, Bethesda. Go to www.strutyourmuttbethesda.org or call 301-980-4302

Dine with Snow White and Her Prince. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Breakfast catered by Matters of Taste. Cost is $60/children; $75/adults. Immediately following the breakfast, guests will attend the 11:30 a.m. performance of Snow White and the 7 Dwarves at the Puppet Co. Playhouse. Breakfast at the Spanish Ballroom Annex at Glen Echo Park. Visit www.thepuppetco.org or call the box office at 301-634-5380.

Verdi’s Requiem. 8 p.m. Tickets are $32-$79. Performed by the 200-voice all-volunteer National Philharmonic Chorale, the concert will showcase soprano Arianna Zuckerman (mezzo-soprano); Patricia Miller (tenor); Don Bernardini (tenor); and Kevin Deas (bass). At the Music Center at Strathmore. Visit nationalphilharmonic.org or call the Strathmore ticket office at 301-581-5100.

<cal1>Sunday/May 22

<cal2>Family Carnival & Silent Auction. Noon to 3 p.m. Free. Games, rides, moon bounces, arts and crafts, and food. Adults can bid on silent auction items including tickets to sporting events, travel & vacations, spa services, jewelry, restaurant gift certificates, and more. Sponsored by the Rabbi Joseph Weinberg Early Childhood Center of the Washington Hebrew Congregation. At The Julia Bindeman Suburban Center, 11810 Falls Road, Potomac. Visit www.whcecc.org.

JSSA Annual Gala. 6 p.m. The largest annual fundraiser for the Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA). Barry Forman will be honored for his outstanding record for public leadership. At the Hyatt Regency Bethesda, 7400 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Call 301-610-8342 or email lschrier@jssa.org.

Organ Grinders. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Street organ grinders will gather at C & O Canal. There will also be demonstrations of a variety of antique music boxes and other mechanical music devices. At 11710 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac. Call 301-598-4768.

<cal1>Tuesday/May 24

<cal2>Musician Jacob Johnson. 8 p.m. Tickets are $18/door; $15/advance. At the Unitarian Universalist Church, 100 Welsh Park Drive, Rockville. Visit www.FocusMusic.org.

<cal1>Wednesday/May 25

<cal2>Zemer Chai Jewish Choir. 8 p.m. With Dr. Ysaye Barnwell, of the acclaimed Sweet Honey In The Rock. Tickets are $20/advance; $40/preferred; $25/door. At Ohr Kodesh Congregation, 8300 Meadowbrook Lane, Chevy Chase. To purchase tickets, go to www.zemerchai.org or call 301-963-3462.

<cal1>Thursday/May 26

<cal2>Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 9 to 11:30 p.m. Admission is $8. Slow Blues lesson from 8:15 to 9 p.m.; dancing from 9 to 11:30 p.m. With DJ Mike Marcotte and Guests. At the Back Room at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Call Donna Barker at 301-634-2231 or go to info@CapitalBlues.org or www.CapitalBlues.org.

<cal1>Friday/May 27

<cal2>Blues and Soul Fusion Dance Party. 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $10. Dance lesson from 8 to 9 p.m.; dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. DJ Ken Roesel. At the Back Room, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Visit http://www.dancebuddies.com/AllThingsBlues.htm or contact Ken Roesel at 703-282-4187 or at DanceBuddies@Starpower.net.

<cal1>May 28 to May 29

<cal2>Hometown Holidays. 1 to 10 p.m. Features George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, plus more than 40 bands and entertainers on eight stages. Children’s activities, a teen party on the Rooftop, Taste of Rockville and an Arts and Crafts Festival. Concert performances start at 9 a.m., followed by the ceremony at 9:30 a.m. and the parade at 10:30 a.m. Visit www.rockvillemd.gov/events/hth.

<cal1>May 29 to June 12

<cal2>"Romeo et Juliette." Presented by the Bel Cantanti Opera Company. Tickets: On line: Adult - $38, Student - $15 / At the door: Adult - $40, Student - $15 / Groups of 10 and more: $30. Call 301-266-7546 or tickets@belcantanti.com At the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville.

<cal1>Sunday/May 29

<cal2>Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 8:30 to 11 p.m. Admission is $17/$12. Slow blues lesson from 7 to 8:30 p.m.; dancing from 8:30 to 11 p.m. With the Jamie Lynch Band. At the Back Room, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Call Donna Barker at 301-634-2231 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, send e-mail to dbarker@glenechopark.org.

<cal1>July 22 to Aug. 14, 2011

<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.