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Potomac Calendar April 26

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Now Through April 29

Mule Drawn Boat Rides. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal maintains a stable of six to eight mules for its interpretive canal boat operations. The mules are a great favorite of park visitors. Take a leisurely ride on a replica canal boat and experience history first hand. Great Falls offers mule-drawn rides on an 1870's packet boat. $8 for adults (ages 15-61), $6 for seniors (ages 62 and over), and $5 for children (ages 4-14). Children aged 3 and under ride free.

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 .

Now Through April 29

"Baby." Presented by Rockville Musical Theatre. Performance dates are: April 20, 21, 27, 28 at 8 p.m.; and April 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.

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.

Friday/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

"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.

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

PCC Marketplace. A shopping mecca for Potomac residents who love jewelry, crafts, art, flea markets, bargains, shopping and great food. At the Potomac Community Center. To participate and register for a table, email Penny Heltzer at acentmo@gmail.com or call her at 301-983-9624 or cell 301-641-9001.

Be a Junior Ranger. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Every day is Junior Ranger Day at C&O Canal National Historical Park. During National Park Week bring kids 6 to 12 years old to participate in the Junior Ranger Program at C&O Canal. Have you ever met a mule? Would you like to learn how to protect plants, wildlife, and keep our water clean? Junior Rangers get to see and learn all about the mules, nature, geology, and the history of the park. At Great Falls Tavern, 11710 MacArthur Blvd. (entrance at corner of MacArthur Blvd. and Falls Road), Potomac. Call 301-767-3714 or visit www.nps.gov/choh.

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. Free pre-concert lecture Saturday at 6:45 p.m.; and Sunday at 1:45 p.m. At the Music Center at Strathmore. Visit www.strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.

April 28 to June 23

Strathmore Unleashed. Canine-themed art exhibit at Strathmore. Opening reception on Thursday, May 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. A Yappy Hour is from 6 to 7 p.m. Well-socialized dogs are welcome in the Mansion for Yappy Hour. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Sunday/April 29

Mitzvah Day. 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. A comprehensive day of community service for non-profit organizations and individuals in need throughout the county. At Congregation B'Nai Tzedek in Potomac in honor of Kayla Wenger, who lost her battle with brain cancer. This year, many activities are planned to benefit: D.C. Central Kitchen; Chase Men’s Shelter; Poplar Springs Animal Sanctuary; Jewish Group Homes; Hebrew Home; NIH Children’s Inn; Hearts & Homes for Children and a Bone Marrow Drive sponsored by NIH. The B’nai Tzedek Youth Choir will perform for the residents at Ring House, an assisted living community in Rockville. Visit www.bnaitzedek.org or call 301-299-0225. Congregation B’nai is located at 10621 South Glen Road, in Potomac.

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. Contact: Farzaneh Riar at 240-388-1413 or email to: fmriar@gmail.com

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.

Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 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, 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.

Friday/May 4

Artwork by Jane Seymour and son Sean Flynn. 5 to 8 p.m. Jane Seymour will personally present her and her son's work at a special in-gallery appearance. All artwork will be available for acquisition. At Wentworth Gallery in the Westfield Montgomery, 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Call 301-365-3270. Visit www.wentworthgallery.com.

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

Artwork by Jane Seymour and son Sean Flynn. 1 to 3 p.m. Jane Seymour will personally present her and her son's work at a special in-gallery appearance. All artwork will be available for acquisition. At Wentworth Gallery in the Westfield Montgomery, 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Call 301-365-3270. Visit www.wentworthgallery.com.

Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra. 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $15. Drop-in beginner swing lesson from 8 to 9 p.m. At the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo.

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 Through Oct. 27

Bethesda Freshfarm Market. Held Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Will offer fresh fruits, vegetables, organic meats and artisan cheeses. At Norfolk Avenue, between Fairmont and St. Elmo Avenues in Bethesda. In addition, the market will feature special events. On the first Saturday of each month, Master Gardeners will table at the market to answer gardening questions. From July 7 through Aug. 11, Boordy Vineyards will be a market guest selling wines made from Maryland grown grapes. And on the last Saturday of each month a local chef will give cooking demonstrations at the market. Featured chefs include Frederik de Pue of Smith Commons; Domenico Cornacchia of Assaggi Restaurant and Mozzarella Bar; James Gee of Jaleo (Bethesda) and Debbie Amster of Nourishing Possibilities. Call 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesa.org.

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/.

Sunday/May 6

History Discussion. 10:25 a.m. Steve Livengood will present "L'Enfant, Washington D.C., and Essential Dilemmas of Democracy," his review of the book, "Grand Avenues." Scott Berg is the author of the Pierre L'Enfant biography. Livengood, a member of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society, will discuss government history and answer questions about how L'Enfant planned the city of Washington. At River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, RRUUC, 6301 River Road, in Bethesda. Visit www.rruuc.org, 301-229-0400

Potomac Horse Center Open House & North Potomac Community Day. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A fun-filled day for families with hayrides, free horse and pony rides for children, barn tours, and horseback riding demonstrations, personalized horseshoes, moon bounce and more. Free Admission. At the Potomac Horse Center, 14211 Quince Orchard Rd. North Potomac. Call 301-208-0200 or visit www.PotomacHorse.com.

Waltz Dance. Admission is $10/lesson and dance; $15/workshop and dance. With the band, Honeysuckle Rose. Special Latin Waltz workshop from 1-3 p.m.; Introductory Waltz workshop from 3-3:30 p.m.; dancing from 3:30 to 6 p.m. 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 or e-mail info@WaltzTimeDances.org.

Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 8:30 to 11 p.m. Admission is $12/dance only; $17/dance and workshop. With the band, Memphis Gold. 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 or visit www.DanceDC.net.

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

Spinning Event. 6:45 p.m. At ZenGo Fitness, 4866 Cordell Avenue, Bethesda. Take a 45-minute spinning or barre class to benefit Hope Connections for Cancer Support. For $45, you can participate in either class, enjoy some post-class food and beverage, and win some great door prizes.

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

Pizzarelli Quartet and Kurt Elling. 8 p.m. Featuring Double Exposure, John Pizzarelli’s latest recording on Telarc. Tickets are $28-$68. At The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Call 301-581-5100.

Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 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, 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 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.

May 10, 11, 12

"Patience," a Comic Operetta. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5. By Gilbert and Sullivan. Staged by students from Herbert Hoover Middle School Theater and directed by theatre teacher Pamela Leighton-Bilik. At The Tilden Center, 6300 Tilden Lane, Rockville. Contact Pamela Leighton-Bilik, 301-469-1010 or Pamela_L_Bilik@mcpsmd.org.

Saturday/May 12

Fashion Show and Luncheon. 11 a.m. Enjoy a lovely lunch and fashion Show presented by CABI. The clothes can be order and 10 percent of sales will be donated Stepping Stone Center. Tickets $50. Contact 703 319-3415 or frita18@aol.com for more tickets and info. At Congressional Country Club, 8500 River Road, Potomac.

Design Seminar. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hopkins & Porter, Inc. will be offering "How to Fall in Love with Your Home Again," a free design and remodeling seminar. This seminar will include a complimentary lunch with time to discuss your own project with staff. The workshop will provide informal no-obligation discussions with Hopkins & Porter designers. Space is limited to 15 participants per session, so RSVPs are a must. Call Debbie at 301-840-9121, #27 to reserve a space or email her at debbie@hopkinsandporter.com.

Peerless Rockville Homes & Hospitality Tour. 1 to 5 p.m. Features a variety of beautiful and historic homes along with the newly renovated Pump House in the East End of Rockville and includes music, refreshments, and an opportunity to mingle with local public officials. Advance tickets are $18 members; $22 nonmembers. Tickets may be purchased at www.peerlessrockville.org, by calling 301-762-0096, or at Peerless Rockville, Red Brick Courthouse, 29 Courthouse Square, Rockville.

National Philharmonic Singers. 8 p.m. Free. Special guests will include the Chamber Singers of Landon School under the direction of Tad Cavuoti. At Christ Episcopal Church, 107 South Washington St., Rockville. Visit www.nationalphilharmonic.org, e-mail victoria@nationalphilharmonic.org or call 301-493-9283, ext. 116.

Pianist Andre Watts. 8 p.m. Marin Alsop Leads the BSO and Pianist AndrÈ Watts in Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto. At the Music Center at Strathmore. Tickets range from $25 to $108 and are available through the BSO Ticket Office, 410-783-8000 or BSOmusic.org.

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 Concert. 8 p.m. Free. Sponsored by the Washington Conservatory of Music. Small will present a diverse program, performing two masterpieces of the classical repertoire — Bach’s Partita in G Major, BWV829, and Schubert’s Sonata in B-flat Major, D 960 -- as well as two contemporary works: Toccata No. 1 (2007) by Colombian composer Edgar OrdÛnËz and Small’s own Visions of Childhood (2011). At Westmoreland Congregational UCC Church, One Westmoreland Circle, Massachusetts and Western Avenues. Call 301-320-2770 and www.washingtonconservatory.org.

May 12 and 13

Bethesda Fine Arts Festival. Free. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Features 140 contemporary artists who will sell their original fine arts and crafts. Artists from throughout the country will showcase painting, drawing, photography, furniture, jewelry, mixed media, wood and ceramics. Participating artists were selected and juried by members of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. The event will be held in downtown Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle along Norfolk, Cordell, Auburn and Del Ray Avenues, and will feature live entertainment, children’s activities and downtown Bethesda restaurants. Visit www.bethesda.org or call 301-215-6660.

Sunday/May 13

Supreme Court Discussion. 10:25 a.m. State Sen. Jamie Raskin will discuss "Plan B for Corporations: Challenging the Supreme Court’s Citizens United Decision and Building Benefit Corporations." At River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation (RRUUC), 6301 River Road, Bethesda; visit www.rruuc.org, 301-229-0400.

Tuesday/May 15

Mommy & Me (& Daddy, Too!). 10 a.m. to noon. At Rockville Town Square. Mommy & Me (& Daddy Too!) on the Square meets for a special morning out on the third Tuesday of each month, with active learning and creative play at all your favorite stores! There are lunch specials, story time, arts & crafts, sing-a-longs, prizes, and a whole lot more!

Visit http://rockvilletownsquare.com/events/mommy-and-me/

Register today: http://rockvilletownsquare.com/register/

May 15 - located on The Plaza;

June 19 - located on The Plaza;

July 17 - located on The Plaza;

Aug. 21- located on The Plaza;

Sept 18 - located on The Plaza;

Oct. 16 - located on The Plaza;

Nov. 20 - located in The Library, First Floor;

Dec. 18 - located in The Library, First Floor.

Thursday/May 17

Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 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, 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 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.

Strut Your Mutt Dog Parade and Festival. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission: $25 per dog — free to spectators

Benefitting: Bethesda Chevy Chase Rotary Club Foundation and the Montgomery County Humane Society. The dog parade will start at 10:45 a.m., followed by owner/dog contests, as well as 30 dog-related exhibitors, a dozen animal rescue groups and a kiddie park, with moonbounces and games. There will also be dog training performances at 12:30, and 1:30 p.m. Visit www.strutyourmuttbethesda.org or call 301-523-7794.

Strawberry Festival. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Features new clothing, jewelry, housewares and more from area vendors. A free concert with John Henry, "The Guitar Playing Mahn" from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. At Potomac United Methodist Church/Parish Center, 9908 South Glen Road, at the intersection of Falls and Democracy Blvd., Potomac. Contact Laura O'Keefe, 240-277-5439, lkhaser@yahoo.com.

Sunday/May 20

Bullis Gives Back 5k/2.5k Run and Walk. 10 a.m. to raise money for Stepping Stones Shelter and Habitat for Humanity. All are invited, with activities and events for children and adults — music, food, games and run or walk in either race on the cross-country trail or in the 400m Kids Fun Run on the track. Fox 5's Julie Wright and Tucker Barnes will emcee. At Bullis School, 10601 Falls Road, Potomac. Visit www.bullisgivesback.org or call 301-299-8500.

Waltz Dance. 3:30 to 6 p.m. Admission is $10. With the band, Swallowtail. Waltz Workshop from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m.; dancing from 3:30 to 6 p.m. 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 or e-mail info@WaltzTimeDances.org.

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.

May 22

Flower Arranging Class. 7:30 p.m. Potomac Village Garden Club and the Women of St. Francis Episcopal Church will offer a free flower arranging class in St. Francis Hall, 10033 River Rd. Potomac. Award-winning flower arranger Marianne Enger and Carol Jarvis will offer a flower design demonstration and conditioning of flowers. Both women are members of St. Francis Church and the Potomac Village Garden Club. RSVP to 301-365-2055 the church office or 301-299-4296, Carol Jarvis.

Thursday/May 24

Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 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, 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.

Saturday/May 26

BSO Concert: Beethoven’s Ninth. 8 p.m. With Peter Oundjian, conductor; Joyce El-Khoury, soprano BSO Debut. Tickets range from $34 to $68 and are available through the BSO Ticket Office, 410-783-8000 or BSOmusic.org. At the Music Center at Strathmore.

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.

Thursday/May 31

Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 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, 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.

Saturday/June 2

Tommy Tune. Steps in Time, A Broadway Biography in Song and Dance. 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets: $28-$58 (Stars Price $25.20-$52.20). At the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Visit www.strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.

June 2 and 3

Washington Folk Festival. Noon to 7 p.m. Features 450 of the best musicians, storytellers, dancers and crafters from the area. The Festival has presented music and dance from India, Mongolia, North Africa, Ireland, Scotland, France, Israel, Brazil, Bulgaria, Guatemala, Iran, Turkey, Japan, Spain and from across the USA. At Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo

June 15 to July 1

"Fiddler on the Roof." Part of the Summer Dinner Theater performances. ” Performances will take place June 15-16, 22-24 and June 29-July 1. On Friday and Saturday night performances, the doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with a show time of 8:15 p.m. On Sunday, the doors will open at 12:30 p.m., with a 2:15 p.m. show time. Tickets for Summer Dinner Theatre are $46.50 for adults and $34.50 for children ages 12 and under. Prices include the performance and a full dinner buffet. At Theatre Arts Arena on the College’s Rockville Campus, located at 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, Md. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/sdt or call 240-567-7676.

June 25 to Aug. 3

Fun All Summer Long. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. $350 for six weeks. Activities are well planned, supervised and cool for hot days. Play with old friends and make new ones. Summer Fun Center keeps things hopping with creative/fun crafts, sports, games, drama, music and special events. At the Clara Barton Summer Fun Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John. Call 301-229-0010.

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 13 to July 29

"Hairspray." Part of the Summer Dinner Theater performances. ” Performances will take place July 13-14, 20-22, 27-29. The June 24, July 1, 22 and 29 shows are Sunday matinees. On Friday and Saturday night performances, the doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with a show time of 8:15 p.m. On Sunday, the doors will open at 12:30 p.m., with a 2:15 p.m. show time. Tickets for Summer Dinner Theatre are $46.50 for adults and $34.50 for children ages 12 and under. Prices include the performance and a full dinner buffet. At Theatre Arts Arena on the College’s Rockville Campus, located at 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, Md. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/sdt or call 240-567-7676.

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.