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Potomac Calendar April 11

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Sundays Through April

Children's Handchime Choir. 11:15 a.m. Elementary-age children are invited to participate in a handchime choir at River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Bethesda. Directed by master bell ringer Brent Keith, the group will meet Sundays at 11:15 a.m. at RRUUC in Room 25. (Teens interested in assisting are encouraged to inquire.) Participants will learn to play the chimes, perform as part of an ensemble, and participate in musical group activities. Contact Ann Richards at 301-229-0400, arichards@rruuc.org. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation is located at 6301 River Road, Bethesda. Visit www.rruuc.org.

Zumba at Village Yoga. Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what the Zumba program is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health. Come join the fun at Village Yoga! Classes are held on Tuesday nights, 7:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m., and Saturday mornings 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Village Yoga, 10154 River Road, Potomac. Call 301-299-1948.

Beginner’s Yoga Classes at Village Yoga. Village Yoga is adding a new Beginner’s Yoga Class on Mondays, 8-9 p.m. Continues our Thursday, 7:30-8:45 p.m. Beginner’s Gentle Flow class as well. For all new local students - $10 for the entire first week. Must be used on your first visit to the studio. Special for all yogis this month – 4-pack of classes for $48. Village Yoga, 10154 River Road, Potomac. 301-299-1948. www.villageyogayogi.com .

April 12, 13, 14

Celebrate Life of Clara Barton. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. At the Open House at Clara Barton National Historic Site. On Friday, April 13, hourly tours will highlight Miss Barton's legacy and the period surounding her death, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; On Saturday, April 14, the actress, Mary Ann Jung will portray Clara Barton in performance at the Bumper Car Pavilion in Glen Echo Park. Performances at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. are free. On Sunday, April 15, a symposium on Clara Barton featuring author Elizabeth Brown Pryor and GWU women's history scholar Bonnie Morris will take place at Glen Echo's Spanish Ballroom Annex from 1 to 3 p.m. Call 301-320-1410.

Thursday/April 12

Viver Brasil: Feet on the Ground. 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 to $55. A cultural survey of Brazil with contemporary dance, vibrant costumes and pulsating percussion. At the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Visit www.strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.

Potomac Toddlers. 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs and rhymes for toddlers 12-to-36 months and their caregivers. No registration required. At the Potomac Library.

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. 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.

Author Heidi Durrow. 7 p.m. Free. Author of "The Girl Who Fell From the Sky." She will be presented with the McLaughlin-Esstman-Stearns First Novel Prize. Book signing and award presentation. At The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. Call 301-654-8664.

April 13 Through 15

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival. More than 250 craftspeople will be selling their wares. Admission is $7/online; $9/door. Friday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. At the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg. Visit www.sugarloafcrafts.com.

April 13 to April 29

"Baby." Presented by Rockville Musical Theatre. Performance dates are: April 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 at 8 p.m.; and April 15, 22, 29 at 2 p.m. For tickets, call 301-258-6394. Performances are held at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg.

Friday/April 13

Zydeco and Cajun Dance. 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $15. With the band, Dennis Stroughmatt and Creole Stomp. Introductory dance lesson from 8:30 to 9 p.m. At the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Call Michael Hart at 301-762-6730 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, or go to www.DancingbytheBayou.com.

Churchill Booster Club Gala/Fundraiser. 8 to 11 p.m. At Bowlmor Lanes in Bethesda. All proceeds go towards supporting the school's student athletes and sports. Tickets are $55/person; $100/couple, which includes dinner, unlimited bowling, prizes, music, videos and more. Sponsored by the Churchill High School Booster's Club.

April 13 to 15

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival. More than 250 craftspeople will be selling one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted items. Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7/online; $9/door. At the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg. Visit www.sugarloafcrafts.com.

Saturday/April 14

AIDS Benefit Concert. 7:30 p.m. Featuring Fred Hersch, widely-praised solo jazz pianist. Suggested donation: $35, $25 for students and seniors. All proceeds from this concert will benefit Dennis Avenue Health Center, La Clinica del Pueblo, and The Association of FranÁois-Xavier Bagnoud. At Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, 6601 Bradley Blvd, Bethesda. Call 301-365-2850 or visit www.bradleyhillschurch.org.

Jazz Pianist Fred Hersch. 7:30 p.m. An interfaith concert to benefit HIV/AIDS. Donation of $35 at door; $25/seniors and students. At Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, 6601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda. Concert beneficiaries: The Dennis Avenue Health Center HIV/AIDS Program, The Association of Francois-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) South Africa, and La Clinica del Pueblo “Entre Amigas” Program.

BSO Classical Concert: "Romeo and Juliet." 8 p.m. Tickets are $39 to $98. Call With Lionel Bringuier, conductor; and Jonathan Carney, violin. At the Music Center at Strathmore. Call 410-783-8000 or BSOmusic.org.

Book Sale. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Potomac Chapter. Most hardbacks $1 and paperbacks $.50. Three hours. At the Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac.

Potomac River Watershed Cleanup. Thousands of volunteers of all ages will pick up trash from different cleanup sites around the region. To find a cleanup site near you, go to www.PotomacCleanup.org or call 202-973-8203.

Free Remodeling Seminar. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hopkins & Porter Inc. will offer a free design and remodeling seminar, which includes a complimentary lunch as an opportunity to discuss one's own project with a professional staff. The workshop will provide information no-obligation discussions with Hopkins & Porter designers. Space is limited to 15 participants per session, so RSVP is a must. Call Debbie at 301-840-9121, #27, to reserve a space or email her at debbie@hopkinsandporter.com

April 14-15

Mid-Atlantic Regional Daffodil Show. Free admission. Saturday, April 14 from 2 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, April 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guided tours of show at 3 p.m. daily. Sponsored by the Washington Daffodil Society. At Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton.

Through April 15

"Frozen." Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12. Presented by the Rockville Little Theatre. Directed by Kevin O'Connell. At Randolph Road Theatre, 4010 Randolph Road, Silver Spring. Visit www.rlt-online.org. Call 301-221-5434.

Sunday/April 15

Rockville Science Day. Noon to 5 p.m. More than 60 exhibitors will offer the opportunity to launch rockets, program robotics, meet reptiles and conduct experiments. At Montgomery College-Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. Visit www.rockvillescience.org or email scienceday@rocknet.org.

"Three Perspectives on Vision & Light." 10:25 a.m. Discussion at River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Bunday taught physics for more than 40 years and won numerous awards for excellence in teaching. For the last decade he taught in the Magnet Program at Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring. Bundy's discussion is part of RRUUC's ongoing program, Coffee, Controversy and Conversation. It is free and open to the public. At River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6301 River Road, Bethesda; Visit www.rruuc.org or call 301-229-0400.

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

Zydeco and Cajun Dance. 3:30 to 6 p.m. Admission is $15. With the band, Dennis Stroughmatt and Creole Stomp. 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. Call Michael Hart at 301-762-6730 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, or go to www.DancingbytheBayou.com. At 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo.

Holy Child Tiger Trot. 8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk for all ages. Proceeds will support the Health and Wellness programs at The Connelly School of the Holy Child, and the Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department. The race is a chip/electronic timed 5K run/walk. To be held at the campus of The Connelly School of the Holy Child in Potomac (http://www.holychild.org). Contact Bunny Lamb at bunny@5lambs.com or 301-365-3790.

Tuesday/April 17

The Music of Bill Monroe. 8 p.m. Featuring Peter Rowan, Tony Rice and The Travelin’ McCourys. Tickets: $25-$55 (Stars Price $22.50-$49.50). At the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Visit www.strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.

Fearful Dogs. Free phone workshop sponsored by Your Dog's Friend. 7 p.m. Debbie Jacobs founded www.fearfuldogs.com and is the author of A Guide to Living With & Training a Fearful Dog. Here's an opportunity to hear Debbie share her insights and advice for living with a fearful dog. She will discuss: why dogs are afraid; what fear looks like; common myths; how to handle a fearful dog; training concepts and techniques; games and activities. Call in 5 minutes before this 7 p.m. workshop - Dial In: 1-218-862-7200; Conference code: 833973. RSVP and send your questions to Donna Zeigfinger (dzeigfinge@aol.com). This workshop is sponsored by the Meetup Puppy Mill Support Group, which hosts a monthly phone workshop with trainer Jeni Grant (www.trainyourbestfriend.com) and other experts.

Wednesday/April 18

Adult Book Discussion. 1 p.m. With the Potomac Library Adult Book Club. "Room" by Emma Donoghue. Ask for the book at the Circulation Desk. No registration required. New members welcome. At the Potomac Library.

April 18 to 21

"The Last Days of Judas Iscariot." American playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis creates a court case with lawyers arguing for Judas Iscariot’s defense and his ultimate fate. Performed by Montgomery College theater students. Wednesday to Saturday at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. At the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. Call 240-567-5301.

Thursday/April 19

Sharing Feelings About Vision Loss. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Join the Prevention of Blindness Society for a complimentary lunch and conversation about vision loss and its impact on a person's quality of life. At Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 South Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Call 301-656-2797 to reserve your spot.

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. 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.

Potomac Cuddleups. 10:30 a.m. Stories, rhymes and songs for babies from birth to 11 months and their caregivers. No registration required. At the Potomac Library.

April 20, 21, 27, 28

"Legally Blonde The Musical." 7:30 p.m. Featuring 100 student singers, dancers, musicians and technicians at Winston Churchill High School. Ticket information can be found online at www.wchsarts.com or in the lobby box office outside the Bish Auditorium, 11300 Gainsborough Road, Potomac. The box office will be open one hour before each performance and Monday through Friday from 10:50-11:50 a.m.

Friday/April 20

Music of American Composers. 8 p.m. Free. Presented by Catholic University's Chorus. Conducted by N. Thomas Pedersen, co-chair of musical theatre. Sponsored by the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music. At St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 10401 Armory Ave., Kensington. Ca.. 202-319-5414.

Late Night Swing Dance. 1 to 5 a.m. Admission is $15. With the Brooks Tegler's Joy of Sax band. This event is part of the annual Washington, DC Lindy Exchange (DCLX) weekend and open to all. Go to www.DCLX.org, email info@DCLX.org, or contact Robert Patch at 301-674-0080 or manchioneal@gmail.com. At the Chevy Chase Ballroom, 5207 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.

Swing Dancing. 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $15. With the Blue Crescent Syncopators. Beginner swing lesson from 8 to 9 p.m.; dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. This event is part of the annual Washington, DC Lindy Exchange (DCLX) weekend and open to all. Go to www.DCLX.org, email info@DCLX.org, or contact Robert Patch at 301-674-0080 or manchioneal@gmail.com. At the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo.

Saturday/April 21

Holocaust Memorial Event. Shoah Shabbaton. Scholar in Residence is Rabbi Robert Frolich, Chief Rabbi of the Dohany Synagogue, Budapest Hungary. Following the keynote address, “Hungarian Jewry: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”, there will be a commemorative service honoring survivors, adult children of survivors and grandchildren of survivors. Rabbi Frolich will also be speaking two more times on Shabbat: “Hungarian Jewry Today: Halachic Challenges” and “Hungarian Jewish Dilemmas and Issues: American Jewish Response.” Lunch prices are $18 for adults; 12 and under, $8; 3 and under free!

Shoah Shabbaton Program sponsorships are much needed. Sponsorship Levels: $150 inc. 1 lunch; $325 inc. 2 lunches; $500 inc. immediate family for lunch. You can register at https://bsctt.org/paymentsdues.php scroll down to “other”, insert Shoah and then input your selected payment level or email Andrea Marmon at amarmon@bethsholom.org. At Congregation Beth Shalom, 11825 Seven Locks Road, Potomac. Call 301-279-7010 or www.bethsholom.org.

Spring Gala Fundraiser. Tickets are $500 or $1,000 for the 2012 Spring Gala Wishin' and Hopin' With Dionne Warwick. 5:30 p.m. cocktails; followed by a 7 p.m. dinner and a concert at 9 p.m. with Ms. Warwick and an after-party at 10:20 p.m. with Big Ray and the Kool Kats. The 2012 Spring Gala at Strathmore is the arts center’s signature fundraising event. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Sorelle Group at 202-248-1930 or Strathmore@sorellegroup.com. At the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Visit www.strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.

Swing Dancing — DCLX Weekend. 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $20. Featuring Tom Cunningham's Orchestra and Crytzer's Blue Rhythm Band. Beginner swing lesson from 8 to 9 p.m.; dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. This event is part of the annual Washington DC Lindy Exchange (DCLX) weekend and open to all. At the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park. Go to www.DCLX.org, email info@DCLX.org, or contact Robert Patch at 301-674-0080 or manchioneal@gmail.com. The Glen Echo National Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo.

Late Night Swing Dance. 1:30 to 5 a.m. Admission is $15. With the band, The Careless Lovers. This event is part of the annual Washington, DC Lindy Exchange (DCLX) weekend and open to all. Go to www.DCLX.org, email info@DCLX.org, or contact Robert Patch at 301-674-0080 or manchioneal@gmail.com. At the Chevy Chase Ballroom, 5207 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, April 25

Mary Alouette. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12. Gypsy jazz vocalist will perform tracks from her debut album, Midas. At the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Visit www.strathmore.org or call (301) 581-5100.

Arbor Day Ceremony. 11 a.m. At the new Police Headquarters of the Rockville City Police Department, 2 West Montgomery Ave., Rockville.

Thursday/April 26

Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs and rhymes for 3-to-6 year olds and their caregivers. No registration required. At the Potomac Library.

BSO Classical Concert. 8 p.m. Tickets are $38 to $98. Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with Jun M‰rkl, conductor, and Arabella Steinbacher, violin. At the Music Center at Strathmore. For tickets, call 410-783-8000 or BSOmusic.org.

Diener School Spring Auction. 6:15 p.m. Admission is $80/person. Laugh, eat, share the program, and auction unique and exciting items. At Congregation Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Road, Potomac. Contact: laurie@thedienerschool.org or 301-299-4602

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. 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.

April 27

The Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra. At the Music center at Strathmore. Featuring violist Yuri Bashmet, Conductor and Soloist with Soloist Mischa Maisky, Cello. Visit www.maestroartist.com.

April 27, 28, 29

Spring Dance Concert. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 29 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10/regular; $8/seniors and students. At the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. Call 240-567-5301.

April 27 and April 28

Piano Concert and Master Class. Free. Featuring ThÈrËse Fahy, piano. Concert is April 28; Master Class is April 27. At Westmoreland Congregational Church, 1 Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. Presented by the Washington Conservatory of Music. Visit www.washingtonconservatory.org or call 301-320-2770

Saturday/April 28

Rover's Rad Retreat. 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $55. At the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Spring Festival and Native Plant Sale. 1 to 4 p.m. Features woodland hikes, nature games and crafts, exhibits, tables and demonstrations from festival partners the Wild Bird Center and live animal shows and a rain barrel and native plant sale. At Croydon Creek Nature Center, 852 Avery Road on the grounds of the Rockville Civic Center Park. Visit www.rockvillemd.gov/croydoncreek or call 240-314-8770.

Musician Sarah Chang. 8 p.m. Tickets are $28. Featuring Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto with Piotr Gajewski, conductor. Pre-concert lecture at 6:45 p.m.

Also Sunday, April 29 at 3 p.m. Pre-concert lecture at 1:45 p.m. At The Music Center at Strathmore.

ThÈrËse Fahy, piano. 8 p.m. Debussy Preludes. Pay-as-you-can donation. At Westmoreland Congregational UCC Church, One Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. For more information: 301-320-2770 and www.washingtonconservatory.org.

Swing Dancing. 9 p.m. til midnight. Admission is $15. One-hour lesson from 8 to 9 p.m. With the Tom Cunningham Orchestra. At Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Visit www.tomcunningham.com/calendar.

An Evening with Strauss Waltz Ball. Tickets are $20/door. With the band, Olde Vienna, featuring Dave Wiesler, Alexander Mitchell, Barbara Heitz, Ralph Gordon and Elke Baker. Viennese Waltz lesson from 8 to 9 p.m.; waltzing from 9 p.m. to midnight. Call Joan Koury at 202-238-0230 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, or go to www.WaltzTimeDances.org. At the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo.

April 28 and 29

Sarah Chang. Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $28. Plays Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto with Piotr Gajewski, conductor. At the Music Center at Strathmore. Visit www.strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.

Sunday/April 29

Travilah Moves, Fun Run and Wellness Day. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Will include a 1-Mile Fun Run and Dolphin Dash. Features health and fitness demos, classes, information and promotion items. Demos from Kicks Karate, Village Yoga, Brit-AM Soccer, Westleigh Swim and Tennis, Studio 310, Performance Sports Camps, Higher Level Basketball and more. . Kaiser will have booths on pediatric education on Nutrition, wellness, physical activity, oral care and more. At Travilah Elementary School.

Talk for Teens. 2 p.m. Free talk for all teens and twenty-somethings on how "You Are Enough," smart, successful, healthy, popular, and happy. At the Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Rd., Potomac. Discussion follows over pizza. Sponsored by the Rockville Christian Science Church, 301-762-7049.

May 2 and May 3

Festival of the Arts. 6 to 9 p.m. Walt Whitman High School hosts its 49th annual festival. Featuring student displays of painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, graphic design, ceramics, and digital and commercial art - with full evenings of choral, orchestral and jazz performances by more than 10 different Whitman ensembles and one-act plays developed by students in the drama department. At Walt Whitman High School, 7100 Whittier Blvd., Bethesda.

Wednesday/May 2

Nitanju, Gospel. 7;30 p.m. Tickets are $15. Nitanju Bolade Casel became a member of Sweet Honey In The Rock in 1985 after four years of studying, performing and cultural organizing in Dakar, Senegal. Her gospel-tinged performances evoke Africa and the African American experience. At the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Thursday/May 3

Abraham Inc. 8 p.m. Tickets are $37. Musicians David Krakauer, Fred Wesley and Socalled bridge genres and shirk popular convention to create a masterly mash-up of klezmer, funk and hip-hop. At the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Friday/May 4

Jamie McLean Band. 7:3o p.m. Featuring original red hot blues, roots, southern soul and uptown rock and roll. At the Mansion at The Strathmore, North Bethesda.

May 4 to May 6

58th Annual Azalea Garden Festival. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Guests can tour the Perkins Garden, packed with azaleas and other perennials and wildflowers; shop the plant sale featuring azaleas, annuals, flowering shrubs and roses, herbs and vegetables, wildflowers and perennials. The Specialty Boutique will be located indoors, at the newly renovated Barton Athletic Center. Over 50 boutique shops will feature home and garden items, unusual gifts, jewelry, furniture and one-of-a-kind finds. FunLand is a favorite for children of all ages with games, crafts, inflatables, carnival games, and boardwalk style food. Throughout the Festival enjoy live musical entertainment as well. Landon announces a partnership with Special Olympics MD Montgomery youth athletes and their families who are invited to enjoy Funland on Sunday, May 6, from 2-5 p.m. Special Olympics MD Montgomery (SOMO) athletes in grades K through High School will receive free admission to all rides and activities at Funland. Mark’s Run, a 5K race, is Sunday, May 6 at 8 a.m. Mark’s Run is held each year in memory of alumnus Mark Ferris '94, who lost his battle with juvenile diabetes. At Landon School, 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda. Visit www. landon.net, or visit Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AzaleaFestival.

Saturday/May 5

Drawn to Dogs. 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $45. Students 6-11 years old sketch-a-pet using famous First Dogs like Checkers and Bo as inspiration. At the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Annual Spring Fiesta. 6 to 10 p.m. Live music, food, dancing, silent auction, moonbounce and pinata, Timba Street Band. Tickets are $40/adults; $20/youth. Proceeds will go to the Santa Marta University Scholarship and to The Esperanza Education Fund. At River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, (RRUUC), 6301 River Road, Bethesda; call 301-229-0400, www.rruuc.org.

Debussy 150th Anniversary Fest. 8 p.m. Featuring the National Philharmonic. Pre-concert lecture at 6:45 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Featuring Brian Ganz on piano; Richard Stoltzman on clarinet; and Piotr Gajewski, conductor. At the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Visit www.strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.

The Left Banke. 8 p.m. Founding members Tom Finn and George Cameron have reformed The Left Banke for their first live performances since 1970. Tickets are $25/regular; $23/seniors and students. At the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. Call 240-567-5301.

Kentlands Day Festival. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parade starts at 10 a.m. Featuring a main entertainment stage filled with community performers and performance groups. A free festival led by The Kentlands Market Square Merchants and The City of Gaithersburg. To Benefit the Kentlands Community Foundation, Lakelands Park Middle School, and the Greater Kentlands Community. Festival will be in the Potomac Pizza/My Gym Parking Lots. Parade will run from the Main St. Farmers Market, down Main Street through Market Square, and then down Centerpoint Way to Heathwalk Street. If you would like to participate, call 301-591-3899 or visit kentlandsday@gmail.com

May 5 to 6

Downtown Silver Spring Fine Art Festival. Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. Featuring 100 award-winning artists and 10,000 pieces of original art. At Ellsworth Drive in downtown Silver Spring. Visit www.paragonartevents.com/maryland/.

Monday/May 7

"Pygmalion." 7 p.m. This Academy Award-winning inspiration for Lerner and Loewe’s "My Fair Lady" was directed by Anthony Asquith and star Leslie Howard, edited by David Lean and scripted by George Bernard Shaw. At the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. Call 240-567-5301.

Tuesday/May 8

Jim Photoglo in Concert. 8 p.m. Jim Photoglo has musically spanned four decades as both a songwriter and artist, bringing his unique creative voice to the R&B, pop and country arenas. At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville, 100 Welsh Park Drive, Rockville. Tickets are $18/door; $15/advance at www.focusmusic.org. Contact David Spitzer at focusrockville@earthlink.net or 301-275-7459.

Wednesday/May 9

Networking Event. 4 to 6 p.m. With The Potomac Chamber of Commerce. At 10701 Falls Road, Potomac. Cost is $10/chamber members; $15/non-members. Cash bar available. Normandie Farm is providing hors d'ouerves. To reserve your place, call 301-299-2170 or go to www.potomacchamber.org. RSVP by May 7.

Thursday/May 10

Musicians John Pizzarelli & Kurt Elling. 8 p.m. Tickets: $28-$68 (Stars Price $25.20-$61.20). At the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Visit www.strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.

Potomac Toddlers. 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs and rhymes for toddlers 12 to 36 months and their caregivers. No registration required. At Potomac Library.

Debussy Piano Recital. 7:30 p.m. Pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Featuring Katie Mahan, piano; Deux Arabesques; Estampes; L'isle joyeuse and Preludes Livre II. At the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Visit www.strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.

Saturday/May 12

Fitness for the Heart Fitness Fair. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free activities include fitness screenings and assessments, fitness demos, face painting, food and sidewalk sales, giveaways: pedometers and Mother's Day roses. Appropriate for all ages. At Potomac Place, intersection of Falls and River Road, Potomac.

Haskell Small, piano. 8 p.m. Bach, Small, Ordonez, Schubert. At Westmoreland Congregational UCC Church, One Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. For more information: 301-320-2770 and www.washingtonconservatory.org.

May 17

Potomac Cuddleups. 10:30 a.m. Stories, rhymes and songs for babies from birth to 11 months and their caregivers. No registration required. At Potomac Library.

Saturday/May 19

Gardening Open House. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Hear a presentation on “Vegetable Gardening for Beginners” and mini-talks about growing different types of edibles, gardening in containers, making salad tables, taking soil samples and caring for your gardening tools. At Montgomery County Extension Agricultural History Farm Park, 18410 Muncaster Road, Derwood.

Debussy's Martyrdom of St. Sebastian. 8 p.m. Featuring the National Philharmonic. Pre-concert lecture at 6:45 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Featuring Audrey Luna, soprano; Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Linda Maguire, mezzo-soprano; Eliot Pfanstiehl, narrator; National Philharmonic Chorale and Stan Engebretson, conductor. At the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda.

Sunday/May 20

Charity Fashion Show. 4 p.m. George Bacchus Salon and Spa will host a Spring Charity Fashion Show at Woodmont Country Club, 1201 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Tickets are $75; VIP Admission is $175. All net proceeds benefit The Children's National Medical Center in the District. Purchase tickets online at www.gbsfashionforcharity.eventbrite.com

or at George Bacchus Salon. Email

eclott@georgebacchus.com.

Monday/May 21

50+ Employment Expo. Free. Featuring 40 employers, 30 community resources, two resume reviewing rooms, seven seminars addressing issues pertinent to seniors looking for employment. At the North Bethesda Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. All vendors need to register by contacting Micki Gordon at mgordon@AccessJCA.org. Call 301-255-4209.

April 26

Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs, rhymes for 3 to 6 year olds and their caregivers. No registration required. At Potomac Library.

May 26 to May 28

Hometown Holidays Festival. Featuring two days of music, entertainment, food, crafts and the City of Rockville's annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade. Rising Country Star Easton Corbin to headline. With 40 bands and entertainers on seven stages at Rockville's Town Center. For more information about the weekend's events, visit the website at www.rockvillemd.gov/hth, or find the festival on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RockvilleHometownHolidays or twitter @RockvilleHTH.

Saturday/June 30

Swing Dancing. 9 p.m. til midnight. Admission is $15. One-hour lesson from 8 to 9 p.m. With the Tom Cunningham Orchestra. At Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Visit www.tomcunningham.com/calendar.

July 28

Swing Dancing. 9 p.m. til midnight. Admission is $15. One-hour lesson from 8 to 9 p.m. With the Tom Cunningham Orchestra. At Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Visit www.tomcunningham.com/calendar.

Aug. 25

Swing Dancing. 9 p.m. til midnight. Admission is $15. One-hour lesson from 8 to 9 p.m. With the Tom Cunningham Orchestra. At Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Visit www.tomcunningham.com/calendar.

Sept. 22

Swing Dancing. 9 p.m. til midnight. Admission is $15. One-hour lesson from 8 to 9 p.m. With the Tom Cunningham Orchestra. At Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Visit www.tomcunningham.com/calendar.

Oct. 27

Swing Dancing. 9 p.m. til midnight. Admission is $15. One-hour lesson from 8 to 9 p.m. With the Tom Cunningham Orchestra. At Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Visit www.tomcunningham.com/calendar.

Dec. 22

Swing Dancing. 9 p.m. til midnight. Admission is $15. One-hour lesson from 8 to 9 p.m. With the Tom Cunningham Orchestra. At Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Visit www.tomcunningham.com/calendar.