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Potomac Entertainment Calendar, Aug. 22, 2012

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. 22

Movies on the Square. Wednesdays at dusk (around 8:45 p.m.) 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 Ln. 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 Ln. Visit www.rockvilletownsquare.com.

Through Sept. 2

Snow White. The Puppet Co. at Glen Echo Park 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-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 Ave.

Sept. 21 through 2013

The Puppet Co. at Glen Echo Park 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. Call 301-634-5380 or visit www.thepuppetco.org.

The 2012-13 season schedule is as follows:

Carnival of the Animals, Sept. 21 – Oct. 7, 2012

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

Beauty and the Beast, Oct. 12 – Nov. 16, 2012

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

The Nutcracker, Nov. 23 – Dec. 30, 2012

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

Toyland, Jan. 18 – Feb. 10, 2013

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

Alice in Wonderland, Feb. 14 – Mar. 10, 2013

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

Jack and the Beanstalk, Mar. 14 – Apr. 21, 2013

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

Cinderella, Apr. 25 – June 9, 2013

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

Thursdays/Sept. 6-27

Slow Blues and Swing Dance. Capital Blues hosts the popular Slow Blues and Swing Dance in the Back Room at Glen Echo Park Thursdays from 9 – 11:30 pm, with a 45-minute beginner lesson at 8:15 pm. DJ Mike Marcotte & Guests will play a variety of blues style music. $8. Call 301-634-2231 or go to www.CapitalBlues.org

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 Rd.

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 Ln. 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. July 7-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.

Calendar

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.

Friday/Aug. 24

Bay Jazz Project with Mary Alouette at the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park. A drop-in beginner swing lesson from 8:30-9 p.m. Dance goes from 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $15. The Bay Jazz Project features experienced musicians and singers in the area, such as Sean Lane, Seth Kibel, Bob Abbot, Mark Lucas, and Mary Alouette.

Saturday/Aug. 25

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

Saturday/Sept.1

Fundraiser. 6:30 p.m. Hosted by the Potomac Bridle and Hiking Trail Association. The evening party and dinner will benefit the group’s effort to maintain the hiking and equestrian trails of the greater Potomac area. The event will be hosted at Callithea Farms in Potomac, with musical performances by Alan Bennett and Bruce Hartley, along with Poole’s famous BBQ sandwiches. Visit pbhta.org or call 301-762-7214.

Gas House Gorillas blues band at the Bumper Car Pavilion in Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Drop-in beginner swing lesson from 8-9 p.m., then the dance goes until midnight. $15 per person.

Sunday/Sept. 2

Waltz Dance. 2:45-3:30 p.m. Join us for Waltz Dancing lessons and workshops, and social dancing from 3:30-6 p.m. in the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park featuring the ensemble Waltz du Jour playing a lively mix of folk waltzes with a few other couple dances, including Hambo, Schottische, Swing, Tango, and Polka. $10. Call 202-238-0230 or visit www.WaltzTimeDances.org.

Tuesday/Sept. 4

Chinese Language Book Club. 6-8 p.m. Potomac Library. 10101 Glenolden Dr. Chinese book discussion in Chinese language. "1776" by David McCullough. Ask for the books at the Circulation Desk. No registration required.

Saturday/Sept. 8

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

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 Dr. Contact Anne Sundermann at sundermann@potomac.org.

Monday/Sept. 10

Be Social. While most children learn the skills of social thinking intuitively, many children have great difficulties with this process. Attend this workshop to learn about a dynamic approach focusing on social learning. Call 301-468-9343.

Sunday/Sept. 16

Waltz Dance. 2:45-3:30 p.m. Join us for Waltz Dancing lessons and workshops, and social dancing from 3:30-6 p.m. in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park featuring the ensemble Blue Bamboo playing a lively mix of folk waltzes with a few other couple dances, including Hambo, Schottische, Swing, Tango, and Polka. $10. Call 202-238-0230 or go to www.WaltzTimeDances.org.

Thursday/Sept. 20

Book Talk. 11 a.m. Photographer Ann Stevens and writer Giles Kelly, a retired diplomat, will speak on their new book "Diplomatic Gardens of Washington" to Rock Spring Garden Club. Admission free with an optional $5 lunch. At Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6025 Little Falls Rd. RSVP by Sept. 13. Email jgoulden@verizon.net or call 703-533-2942.

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. Visit www.tomcunningham.com/calendar.

Saturday/Sept. 29

Raising a Racquet for the Troops. 7-11 p.m. 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. At Georgetown Prep Tennis Club, 10900 Rockille Pike. $200 per person or $300 per couple. Call 240-223-1180.

Sunday/Sept. 30

Shrimp and Oyster Feast. 1-5 p.m. Held by the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad Alumni Association at the B-CC Rescue Squad, 5020 Battery Lane. Only 300 tickets being sold, advance purchase of $40 per person or $45 at the door. Call 301-977-6634. Funds go to the operation of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad.