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<cal1>Thursday, Friday, Saturday

<cal2>Free Live Music. At the Beer Garden at Old Angler's Inn Restaurant all summer long. At 10801 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac. Call 301-299-9097.

<cal1>Thursday/June 9

<cal2>Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 9 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>June 9 and 10

<cal2>Mandy Patinkin Performs. 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 to $78. Will perform renditions of songs penned by beloved American lyricists, with accompaniment by Paul Ford on Piano. At the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

<cal1>Friday/June 10

<cal2>Swing, Blues & Soul Dance. 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $10. With DJ Ken Roesel. Dance lesson from 8 to 9 p.m.; dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. At the Back Room at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Contact Ken Roesel at 703.282.4187 or at DanceBuddies@Starpower.net.

<cal1>June 10 to 19

<cal2>"The Mikado." The Victorian Lyric Opera Company’s production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s operetta features schoolgirl Yum-Yum, who is engaged to Ko-Ko the Lord High Executioner, but in love with the romantic minstrel Nanki-Poo, who happens to be the son of the Emperor (Mikado) of Japan. At the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $16 for students. All proceeds from concession sales will be donated to Japanese relief efforts. Call 240-314-8690. All tickets for a preview performance at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 9 will be $10. Contact www.vloc.org.

<cal1>Saturday/June 11

<cal2>Genicorum. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20/advance; $25/door. At IMT Rockville, Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville. Call 301-754-3611 and visit www.imtfolk.org.

Grateful Shred IV. 9 a.m. to noon. Suggested donation of $5 per box of paper. At the Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John. Call the Center at 301-229-0010.

Picnic on the Potomac. 4 to 7 p.m. Join Potomac Conservancy for the 12th annual Picnic on the Potomac. Live music, dancing, children's games, door prizes and more. Potomac Conservancy will provide grillers, beer, water, and lemonade, but visitors should bring a potluck dish. Admission is free, but please bring a potluck dish. If your last name begins with: A-E, bring a main dish; F-J, bring an appetizer; K-P, bring an salad; Q-Z, bring a dessert. At the Carderock Pavilion in Carderock. Visit www.potomac.org/site/annual-picnic/.

<cal1>Sunday/June 12

<cal2>W.H.A.R.F.F. (interactive) Expo. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event stands for Wellness, Health, Aging, Retirement and Financial Freedom and aims to empower those over age 50 who are planning to retire or who are caring for aging relatives to take control over their futures. At Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travillah Road, Rockville. For more information, and to register for appointments, visit www.BethAmi.org/WHARFF or call 301-762-8809.

Waltz Dance. 3:30 to 6 p.m. Admission is $10. Waltz workshop from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m.; dancing from 3:30 to 6 p.m. With the Back Roads Band. At the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Call Joan Koury at 202-238-0230 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, go to www.WaltzTimeDances.org.

<cal1>Monday/June 13

<cal2>Day at the Ring. 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring seated exercise, a four-course lunch and a sing-a-long with pianist and vocalist Sean A. Lane. At Ring House, 1801 E. Jefferson St., Rockville. Lunch $4. Bus transportation from selected sites $5. Part of Coming of Age. For ages 60 and older. Call 301-348-3832.

<cal1>June 13 to 18

<cal2>Bethesda Summer Music Festival. The Bethesda Summer Music Festival (BSMF) promotes Opera and Musical Theater for children, grades 9 -12, college students, and young professionals who need to gain experiences for their careers. Master Classes will be presented (free admission) from Monday June 13 to Saturday, June 18, Opera to Pop Concert, and the following productions: "Oliver," "Le Nozze di Figaro" finale(s) of Act II and Act IV, and "L’Elisir d’Amor." The performance schedule:

* Opera to Pop Concert: Saturday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m.;

* "Oliver & Figaro" scene: Friday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 25 at 2:30 p.m.

* "L’Elisir d’Amor": Saturday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m.

All the performances will be held at Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 7611 Clarendon Road, Bethesda, one block from the corner of Old Georgetown Road and Wilson Lane, adjacent to the Bethesda Elementary School. Visit www.aamsopera.com.

<cal1>Thursday/June 16

<cal2>Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 9 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>June 17, 18, 24, 25, 26

<cal2>Two Plays. ArtStream presents "That 60's Play" and "The Good, The Bad and The Money," written, choreographed and scored by ArtStream’s Gaithersburg Inclusive Theatre Company. Show times are Friday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 18 at 2:30 p.m.; Friday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 25 at 2:30 p.m.; Sunday, June 26 at 2:30 p.m. At Asbury Methodist Village, Rosborough Theatre, 201 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg.

<cal1>Sunday/June 19

<cal2>Brain Health Blitz Race. 8 a.m. is the 2K Run; 9 a.m. is the 5K Run. Sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association. At the Washington Center, Washington Boulevard, Gaithersburg. For more information or to register, call 703-766-9009, e-mail BrainHealth@alz.org or visit www.alz.org/nca.

Waltz Dance. 3:30 to 6 p.m. Admission is $10. Waltz workshop from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m.; dancing from 3:30 to 6 p.m. With the band, Some Assembly. At the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Call Joan Koury at 202-238-0230 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, go to www.WaltzTimeDances.org.

<cal1>June 20 to 24

<cal2>Vacation Bible Camp. The theme is Jesus Chooses Us and will be lead by trained counselors. At Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 7730 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda. Call 301-365-5733.

<cal1>Wednesday/June 22

<cal2>Food 'n Fun. 12:30 - 3 p.m. Food 'n Fun featuring lunch at The Original Pancake House, 12224 Rockville Pike, Rockville, followed by the game Stand Up and Be Counted. Lunch $14. Bus transportation from selected sites $5. Part of Coming of Age. For ages 60 and older. Call 301-348-3832.

<cal1>Thursday/June 23

<cal2>Summer Concert Series: "U.S. Navy Band Commodores." 7:30 p.m. Free. Enjoy free music in the Park during the Summer Concert Series in the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park. Call 301-634-2222.

Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 9 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/June 24

<cal2>Swing, Blues & Soul Dance. 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $10. With DJ Ken Roesel. Dance lesson from 8 to 9 p.m.; dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. At the Back Room at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Contact Ken Roesel at 703.282.4187 or at DanceBuddies@Starpower.net.

<cal1>June 24, 25, 26

<cal2>"Children of Eden." Musical Theater Center brings Adam and Eve and a menagerie of singing and dancing animals to the stage in "Children of Eden." Friday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 25 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, June 26 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20/adults; $18/children. At F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. Call 240-314-8690.

<cal1>Saturday/June 25

<cal2>Brain Health Blitz Race. 8 a.m. is the 2K Run; 9 a.m. is the 5K Run. Sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association. At Sunrise at Fox Hill, 8300 Burdette Road, Bethesda. For more information or to register, call 703-766-9009, e-mail BrainHealth@alz.org or visit www.alz.org/nca.

<cal1>June 25 and 26

<cal2>Heritage Days. Noon to 4 p.m. Free. Features 36 sites around Montgomery County that are free, focusing on history, outdoor recreation, family activities, music and fun. Many sites will feature distinctive musical performances; programs with a focus on Civil War history; games, crafts and activities for children. Check the Heritage Montgomery website, www.heritagemontgomery.org or call

301-515-0753 for a brochure.

<cal1>Sunday/June 26

<cal2>Best of Serenade: Washington, D.C. Choral Festival. 4 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $21. The first performance will feature the Konevets Quartet from Russia, the Cordana Youth Choir from Indonesia and the Pacific Boychoir Academy of California, while the second will feature the Wits Choir of South Africa, The Los Angeles Children’s Choir of California and Cadence from Canada. At the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane in Bethesda. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Cello Concert. 7 p.m. Miron Yampolsky, who has studied under renown cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, will give a free concert. Potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m. At Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 7730 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda. Call 301-365-5733.

Medicinal Plant Walk. 9 to 10:30 a.m. Join Potomac Conservancy for the annual medicinal plant walk led by Randa Steblez. Learn about the history and folklore of common trees, weeds, and wildflowers along the C&O Canal whose beauty and medicinal qualities are often overlooked. No registration necessary. At the River Center at Lock 8, 7906 Riverside Drive, Cabin John. Visit www.potomac.org/site/river-center-events/index.php.

<cal1>Tuesday/June 28

<cal2>Folk and Blues singer Danielle Miraglia. 8 p.m. Tickets are $18/door; $15/advance. At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville, 100 Welsh Park Drive, Rockville. Visit www.FocusMusic.org. Contact David Spitzer at focusrockville@earthlink.net or 301-275-7459.

<cal1>Wednesday/June 29

<cal1>Safe Driving for Seniors. 1 to 2 p.m. A talk by Dr. Maryanne Scottino, associate chief of the Medical Advisory Board, Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration. At Leisure World Clubhouse I, 3700 Rossmoor Blvd. Cost is $6. Part of Coming of Age. For ages 60 and older. Call 301-348-3832.

<cal1>Thursday/June 30

<cal2>Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 9 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>July 2 - 31

<cal2>"The Fifth Element: Stories in Wearable Art" Exhibition. Thursdays-Sundays, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. in the Popcorn Gallery. The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture and Silverworks present the exhibition "The Fifth Element: Stories in Wearable Art," the artwork of silversmith Blair Anderson. An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, July 2 from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Visit www.silverworksglenechopark.com or call 301-634-5385.

<cal1>July 2, 9

<cal2>The Magic of Music "Percussion Party" 3 p.m.

Washington Conservatory of Music presents a new series of family music and magic shows. The Magic of Music, a fun introduction to music for the young (and the young at heart!), features Musico the Magnificent – aka Drew Owen, cellist and WCM faculty member – and musical guest artists. In Washington Conservatory’s recital hall. Tickets are $10 at www.WashingtonConservatory. Call 301-320-2770.

<cal1>Thursday/July 7

<cal2>Summer Concert Series: "Nobody's Business." 7:30 p.m. Free. Enjoy free music in the Park during the Summer Concert Series in the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park. Call 301-634-2222.

<cal1>Sunday/July 10

<cal2>Canal Stewards Cleanup. Help the Conservancy clean up and beautify the land and water surrounding Lock 8, and along miles 8 and 9 of the C&O Canal towpath. At the River Center at Lock 8, 7906 Riverside Drive, Cabin John. Visit www.potomac.org/site/river-center-events/index.php.

<cal1>July 16, 23

<cal2>The Magic of Music. "Sensational Saxophone". 3 p.m. Washington Conservatory of Music presents a new series of family music and magic shows. The Magic of Music, a fun introduction to music for the young (and the young at heart!), features Musico the Magnificent – aka Drew Owen, cellist and WCM faculty member – and musical guest artists. In Washington Conservatory’s recital hall. Tickets are $10 at www.WashingtonConservatory. Call 301-320-2770.

<cal1>Thursday/July 21

<cal2>Summer Concert Series: Veronneau. 7:30 p.m. Free. Verroneau is an acoustic, song-based group playing Latin Jazz, Gypsy Swing. Enjoy free music in the Park during the Summer Concert Series in the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park. Call 301-634-2222.

<cal1>Thursday/Aug. 11

<cal2>Summer Concert Series: "U.S. Navy Band Cruisers." 7:30 p.m. Free. Enjoy free music in the Park during the Summer Concert Series in the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park. Call 301-634-2222.

<cal1>Thursday/Aug. 25

<cal2>Summer Concert Series: "U.S. Army Blues." 7:30 p.m. Free. Enjoy free music in the Park during the Summer Concert Series in the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park. Call 301-634-2222.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 1

<cal2>Summer Concert Series: "Crimestoppers." 7:30 p.m. Free. Enjoy free music in the Park during the Summer Concert Series in the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park. Call 301-634-2222.