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Potomac Calendar Events 8/1/12

— Email community entertainment events to almanac@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is Thursday at noon. Photos and artwork encouraged.

Ongoing

Third Tuesday

Mommy & Me (& Daddy, Too!). 10 a.m. to noon. At Rockville Town Square. Meet for a morning out on the third Tuesday of each month, with active learning and creative play at all your favorite stores — lunch specials, story time, arts & crafts, sing-a-longs, prizes, and more. Visit http://rockvilletownsquare.com/events/mommy-and-me. Aug. 21, Sept. 18 and Oct. 16: located on The Plaza; Nov. 20 and Dec. 18: located in The Library, First Floor.

Through Aug. 12

Children’s Play. Imagination Stage’s popular show for the very young: Wake Up, Brother Bear! has been extended. This 40-minute show invites children into world of a young brother and sister bear as they explore the seasons. 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Appropriate for ages 1-5, tickets are $10, with a $5 lap seat for children under 12 months. Tickets may be purchased online at www.imaginationstage.org, at the Imagination Stage box office, or via phone at 301-280-1660.

Through Aug. 18

Art Show. Strathmore concludes its 2011-2012 exhibition season with Inform/Re-form, in which the artists repurpose materials, and sometimes make their own, to create large-scale installation, site-specific works and mixed-media pieces in the Mansion at Strathmore. Call 301-581-5100 or visit http://www.strathmore.org.

Sept. 19

Canal Stewards Service Activity. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Join us at the River Center to clean up the lockhouse area and the nearby towpath. Cleanup is open to all ages, and all necessary supplies are provided. Activities include picking up trash, vegetable pruning, or repairing the towpath and trails. At River Center at Lock 8, 7906 Riverside Drive, Cabin John. Contact Anne Sundermann at sundermann@potomac.org or (301) 608-1188 x208.

Tree Identification Walk. Noon – 1:30 p.m. Find out more about local native flora on an afternoon walk along the Potomac River with tree expert Laura Miller. No registration necessary. At River Center at Lock 8, 7906 Riverside Drive, Cabin John. Contact Anne Sundermann at sundermann@potomac.org.

Wilderness 101. 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Potomac Conservancy and The Center for Wilderness Safety invite all outdoor enthusiasts to join them for a FREE one-hour outdoor safety class. Topics include lightning safety, ticks, first aid kits, and more. No registration is necessary. At River Center at Lock 8, 7906 Riverside Drive, Cabin John. Contact Anne Sundermann at sundermann@potomac.org.

Through Aug. 21

Kids Night. Shows on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Live kids entertainment and children eat free. Shows include Mad Science, The Diggity Dudes (Family Band), Mike’s Magic & Comedy Show, Reptiles Alive!, and more. At Rockville Town Square, 200 East Middle Lane, Rockville. Visit www.rockvilletownsquare.com for details.

Through Aug. 22

Movies on the Square. Wednesdays at dusk (around 8:45 p.m.) Schedule: Movies include The Muppets, Footloose, Dolphin Tale, Independence Day, Soul Surfer, Mission Impossible: Protocol, Miracle, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Cars 2, The Last Lions and Moneyball. At Rockville Town Square, 200 East Middle Lane, Rockville. Visit www.rockvilletownsquare.com for details.

Through Aug. 23

Wine Down, Music and Wine Series. Every Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Live music, food and $5 wine tasting. Bands include Dan Haas Trio (Pop), The Oscillators (Jazz), Tom Principato (Blues), Jeff Carmella Band (Acoustic Rock), Ewabo (Tropical), The Nighthawks (Swing) and more. At Rockville Town Square, 200 East Middle Lane, Rockville. Visit www.rockvilletownsquare.com.

Through Sept. 2

Snow White. The Puppet Co. presents Snow White and the 7 Dwarves, Thursdays and Fridays at 10 and 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. 40 minutes. Recommended K- Grade 6. $10 adults and children. Group rates available. Call (301) 634-5380 or visit www.thepuppetco.org.

Through Sept. 16

Wings of Fancy - Live Butterfly and Caterpillar Exhibit. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. See hundreds of African, Asian, Costa Rican, and North American species of butterflies flying freely inside a Conservatory. Learn about the life cycle of these amazing creatures, and what you can do to attract native caterpillars and butterflies to your backyard as we “think globally, and act locally.” Fees: $6 adults; $4 ages 3-12; or purchase a “Frequent Visitor Pass” and enjoy unlimited return visits this season. Groups of 15 or more by appointment only, call 301-962-1467 for reservations. Call 301-962-1453 or visit www.brooksidegardens.org; Brookside Gardens South Conservatory, 1500 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton.

Sept. 21 2012 through 2013

The Puppet Co. has announced its 2012-2013 season with a promise to have something for everyone. There are favorite fairytale princesses, an annual holiday tradition, and a special guest artist with a bilingual twist!

The 2012-13 season schedule is as follows:

Carnival of the Animals

Sept. 21 – Oct. 7, 2012

Fridays at 10 & 11:30 a.m. Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Beauty and the Beast

Oct. 12 – Nov. 16, 2012

Thursdays & Fridays at 10 & 11:30 a.m. Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.

The Nutcracker

Nov. 23 – Dec. 30, 2012

Thursdays & Fridays at 10 & 11:30 a.m. Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Toyland

Jan. 18 – Feb. 10, 2013

Fridays at 10 & 11:30 a.m. Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Alice in Wonderland

Feb. 14 – March 10, 2013

Thursdays & Fridays at 10 & 11:30 a.m. Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Jack and the Beanstalk

March 14 – April 21, 2013

Thursdays & Fridays at 10 & 11:30 a.m. Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Cinderella

April 25 – June 9, 2013

Thursdays & Fridays at 10 & 11:30 a.m. Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Friday/Sept. 21-Sunday/Sept. 23

29th Middle Eastern Bazaar. Free. The bazaar will feature Middle Eastern cuisine, live Arabic music on Saturday evening until 10:30 p.m., raffles, jewelry booths, international groceries, religious items and children’s activities. Saints Peter and Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church, 10620 River Road.

Through Sept. 28

Friday Night Live Concert Series. 6:30 – 9 p.m. Activities: Live music, food, and beverages. Bands include Joker’s Wild (Swing), Junkyard Saints (New Orleans/Zydeco), Gonzo’s Nose (80s and 90s cover band), Darryl Davis Band (Blues) and more. At Rockville Town Square, 200 East Middle Lane, Rockville. Visit www.rockvilletownsquare.com.

Through Oct. 21

Bone Builders. Potomac Library. 10101 Glenolden Dr. Every Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday. 3 p.m. Exercise class for adults led by trained volunteers. Incorporates balance and weight training proven to increase bone density. Must attend both classes each week. Wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes. Class size limited. Free. Call Shawn Brennan 240-777-1350.

Through Oct. 27

Bethesda Freshfarm Market. 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 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. Call 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

Wednesday/Aug. 1

The Bachata Legends: Joan Soriano. 7 p.m. Part of Strathmore's Free Summer Outdoor Concert Series. At the Gudelsky Concert Pavilion at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Call 301- 581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Thursday/Aug. 2

"Farafina Kan." 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $8. Part of Strathmore's Backyard Theater for Children. At the Mansion at Strathmore (Backyard Theater Stage), 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Visit www.strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.

Blues and Swing Dance. 9-11:30 p.m. In the Back Room at Glen Echo Park. Beginner lesson at 8:15 p.m. DJ Mike Marcotte & Guests will play a variety of blues music. $8. No partner required. Call Donna Barker at 301-634-2231, email info@CapitalBlues.org or visit www.CapitalBlues.org. The Back Room entrance is located on the far left side of the Spanish Ballroom. 7300 MacArthur Blvd.

Sunday/Aug. 5

Waltz. In the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park for a Introductory Waltz Workshop from 2:45-3:30 p.m. and then at 3:30-6 p.m. for a dance. Avant Gardeners will provide live music.

Tuesday/Aug. 7

Chinese Language Book Club. Potomac Library. 10101 Glenolden Dr. 6 p.m. Chinese book discussion in Chinese language. "For One More Day" by Mitch Albom. Ask for the books at the Circulation Desk. 2 hours. No registration required.

Wednesday/Aug. 8

Marti Brom. 7 p.m. Part of Strathmore's Free Summer Outdoor Concert Series. At the Gudelsky Concert Pavilion at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Call 301- 581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Thursday/Aug. 9

Potomac Cuddleups. Potomac Library. 10101 Glenolden Dr. 10:30 am. Stories, songs and rhymes for babies from birth to 11 months and their caregivers. No registration required.

Youth Orchestra. 7 p.m. Strathmore will present the National Youth Orchestra Canada’s unparalleled musicianship in the Music Center. Free. Visit http://www.strathmore.org.

Blues and Swing Dance. 9-11:30 p.m. In the Back Room at Glen Echo Park. Beginner lesson at 8:15 p.m. DJ Mike Marcotte & Guests will play a variety of blues music. $8. No partner required. Call Donna Barker at 301-634-2231, email info@CapitalBlues.org or visit www.CapitalBlues.org. The Back Room entrance is located on the far left side of the Spanish Ballroom. 7300 MacArthur Blvd.

Saturday/Aug. 11

Book Sale. 10 a.m. Potomac Library. 10101 Glenolden Dr. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Potomac Chapter. Most hardbacks $1 and paperbacks $.50. 3 hours.

Art Show. Landscape painter Barbara French Pace will be featured at the Yellow Barn Art Gallery in Glen Echo Park. The exhibit is open from noon to 5 p.m. A reception for the artist will be held at 5-7 p.m. The exhibition is titled Summertime. Contact the Yellow Barn Gallery, at 301-371-5593.

Sunday/Aug. 12

Art Show. Landscape painter Barbara French Pace will be featured at the Yellow Barn Art Gallery in Glen Echo Park. The exhibit is open from noon to 5 p.m. The exhibition is titled Summertime. Contact the Yellow Barn Gallery, at 301-371-5593.

Wednesday/Aug. 15

UkeFest 2012. 7 p.m. Part of Strathmore's Free Summer Outdoor Concert Series. At the Gudelsky Concert Pavilion at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Call 301- 581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Thursday/Aug. 16

Blues and Swing Dance. 9-11:30 p.m. In the Back Room at Glen Echo Park. Beginner lesson at 8:15 p.m. DJ Mike Marcotte & Guests will play a variety of blues music. $8. No partner required. Call Donna Barker at 301-634-2231, email info@CapitalBlues.org or visit www.CapitalBlues.org. The Back Room entrance is located on the far left side of the Spanish Ballroom. 7300 MacArthur Blvd.

Saturday/Aug. 18

Art Show. The selected works of Turkish watercolorist, Gul Bozacioglu will be featured at the Yellow Barn Art Gallery in Glen Echo Park. The exhibit is open from noon to 5 p.m. A reception for the artist will be held at 5-7 p.m. The exhibition, titled Istanbul: A Lover’s Gaze will be Bozacioglu’s first show in the United States. Contact the Yellow Barn Gallery, at 301-371-5593.

Sunday/Aug. 19

Tree Identification Walk. River Center at Lock 8, 7906 Riverside Drive, Cabin John, MD 20818. Go on a walk with tree expert Laura Miller to identify different types of trees. Contact Hannah Larson at larson@potomac.org.

Wilderness 101. River Center at Lock 8, 7906 Riverside Drive, Cabin John. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free wilderness outdoor safety class.

Art Show. The selected works of Turkish watercolorist, Gul Bozacioglu will be featured at the Yellow Barn Art Gallery in Glen Echo Park. The exhibit is open from noon to 5 p.m. The exhibition, titled Istanbul: A Lover’s Gaze will be Bozacioglu’s first show in the United States. Contact the Yellow Barn Gallery, at 301-371-5593.

Thursday/Aug. 23

Potomac Cuddleups. Potomac Library. 10101 Glenolden Dr. 10:30 am. Stories, songs and rhymes for babies from birth to 11 months and their caregivers. No registration required.

Children’s Fashion Show. Free. Join Shoe Train, the rest of the CJ Center and Mall stores and MCPS at "Flip into Fashion," a fun-for-families fashion show event. Entertainment includes music, games and dancers. To register, visit www.shoetrainpotomac.com. Cabin John Shopping Center, 11325 Seven Locks.

Blues and Swing Dance. 9-11:30 p.m. In the Back Room at Glen Echo Park. Beginner lesson at 8:15 p.m. DJ Mike Marcotte & Guests will play a variety of blues music. $8. No partner required. Call Donna Barker at 301-634-2231, email info@CapitalBlues.org or visit www.CapitalBlues.org. The Back Room entrance is located on the far left side of the Spanish Ballroom. 7300 MacArthur Blvd.

Saturday/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.

Tuesday/Sept. 4

Chinese Language Book Club. Potomac Library. 10101 Glenolden Dr. 6 p.m. Chinese book discussion in Chinese language. "1776" by David McCullough. Ask for the books at the Circulation Desk. 2 hours. No registration required.

Saturday/Sept. 8

Book Sale. 10 a.m. Potomac Library. 10101 Glenolden Dr. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Potomac Chapter. Most hardbacks $1 and paperbacks $.50. 3 hours.

Sunday/Sept. 9

Voices of the River. Noon – 2 p.m. Come to an art exhibit featuring the work of local artists. Join Judy Welles, author of CABIN JOHN, as she explains the history of the Potomac River and C&O canal community and the mystery behind Cabin John. At River Center at Lock 8, 7906 Riverside Drive, Cabin John. Contact Anne Sundermann at sundermann@potomac.org.

Saturday/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 http://www.tomcunningham.com/calendar.

Saturday/Sept. 29

Raising a Racquet for the Troops, fundraiser to benefit the Yellow Ribbon Fund. Highlights include a tennis exhibition with 7-time Grand Slam Champion Mats Wilander, NBC News’ Meet the Press host David Gregory, and other special guests. Auction, food, and beverages from some of the best restaurants and caterers in Bethesda. The event is from 7-11 p.m. at Georgetown Prep Tennis Club, 10900 Rockille Pike, Rockville. $200 per person or $300 per couple. Call 240-223-1180.

Tuesday/Oct. 2

Chinese Language Book Club. Potomac Library. 10101 Glenolden Dr. 6 p.m. Chinese book discussion in Chinese language. "Divorce" by Lao She Ask for the books at the Circulation Desk. 2 hours. No registration required.

Saturday/Oct. 13

Book Sale. 10 a.m. Potomac Library. 10101 Glenolden Dr. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Potomac Chapter. Most hardbacks $1 and paperbacks $.50. 3 hours.

Saturday/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 http://www.tomcunningham.com/calendar.

Tuesday/Nov. 6

Chinese Language Book Club. Potomac Library. 10101 Glenolden Dr. 6 p.m. Chinese book discussion in Chinese language. "Essays of Chen Eshan" by Chen Eshan. Ask for the books at the Circulation Desk. 2 hours. No registration required.

Tuesday/Dec. 4

Chinese Language Book Club. Potomac Library. 10101 Glenolden Dr. 6 p.m. Chinese book discussion in Chinese language. "Return Home" by Yu Lihua. Ask for the books at the Circulation Desk. 2 hours. No registration required.

Saturday/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.