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<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>Friday/May 6

<cal2>Blues and Soul Fusion Dance Party. 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $10/$8. 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>May 6, 7, 8

<cal2>Greek 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>Piano Concert. 8 p.m. Free. With Haskell Small on piano. Sponsored by the Washington Conservatory of Music. At Westmoreland Congregational Church, One Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. Visit www.washingtonconservatory.org

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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. Drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and dessert included. 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>Used Book Sale. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Most hardback and large paperback books are $1 and all regular paperbacks are $.50. Be sure to check out the "special attention" book section. All books are donated by the local community for the benefit of the Potomac library. At Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac.

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>Canal Stewards Cleanup. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 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.

Wildflower Walk. 9 to 10:15 a.m. Join wildflower expert Marijke Gate and Potomac Conservancy in a stroll along the towpath and explore the banks of the C&O Canal and Potomac River in search of both common and unusual spring wildflowers. At the River Center at Lock 8, 7906 Riverside Drive, Cabin John. Visit www.potomac.org/site/river-center-events/index.php.

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>Wednesday/May 18

<cal2>Spring Luncheon. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dr. Joyce Antler, author and playwright, will discuss her book, You Never Call! You Never Write! A History of the Jewish Mother and Jen Chaney, Washington Post reporter will speak at the luncheon hosted by the Greater Washington Women’s Chapter of the Brandeis National Committee. At Lakewood Country Club, 13901 Glen Mill Road, Rockville. Members $70. Non-members $80. All proceeds to benefit Science for Life Research in neurodegenerative diseases. Reservations required. 301-340-8940.

<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>Swing Dancing. 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $15. With the Gordon Webster Sextet. Beginner Swing Dance Lesson from 8 to 9 p.m.; dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. At the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Go to www.thejamcellar.com, call Curtis Breitenlohner at 301-404-2064 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222.

"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>Saturday/June 4

<cal2>National Trails Day. 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help restore areas of the C&O Canal towpath surrounding the River Center at Lock 8. They’ll be running activities to include picking up trash, pruning vegetation along trails, and repairing the towpath and trails. At the River Center at Lock 8, 7906 Riverside Drive, Cabin John. Visit www.potomac.org/site/river-center-events/index.php.

Violinist Soovin Kim. 8 p.m. Performs Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the National Philharmonic. At the Music Center at Strathmore. Soovin Kim will also conduct a master class for high school students on Friday, June 3 from 5-7 p.m. in room 402 at the Music Center at Strathmore. On Saturday, June 4 at 7 p.m., a free pre-concert lecture will be offered at the Music Center at Strathmore’s Education Center. Visit nationalphilharmonic.org or call the Strathmore Ticket Office at 301-581-5100. Ticket prices are $32 - $79.

<cal1>Saturday/June 11

<cal2>Picnic on the Potomac. 4 to 7 p.m. Join Potomac Conservancy for the 12th annual Picnic on the Potomac. Potomac Conservancy will provide grillers, beer, water, and lemonade, but we ask visitors to bring a potluck dish. At the Carderock Pavilion in Carderock. Visit www.potomac.org/site/annual-picnic/.

<cal1>Sunday/June 26

<cal2>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>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 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.