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Potomac Calendar: Aug. 29, 2012

Third Tuesday Each Month

Mommy & Me (& Daddy, Too). 10 a.m. to noon. At Rockville Town Square. Meet for a morning out 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. Sept. 18 and Oct. 16: located on The Plaza; Nov. 20 and Dec. 18: located in The Library, First Floor.

First & Third Friday/Sept. 7 and 21

Event for Children. Free entertainment and crafts for children in the Atrium of Cabin John Mall. Intersection of Tuckerman Lane and Seven Locks Road. Visit www.shopcabinjohn.com, email info@shopcabinjohn.com or call 240-779-8000.

Through Sept. 2

Snow White. The Puppet Co. at Glen Echo Park presents Snow White and the Seven 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.” $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 or visit www.brooksidegardens.org. Brookside Gardens South Conservatory, 1500 Glenallan Ave.

Thursdays through October

Potomac Farmers Market. 2-6:30 p.m. Organized by Montgomery County at Potomac United Methodist Church, 9908 South Glen Rd., at the corner of Falls Road and Democracy Boulevard. Call 301-792-6054.

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 – March. 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, March. 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 p.m., with a 45-minute beginner lesson at 8:15 p.m.. DJ Mike Marcotte & Guests will play a variety of blues style music. $8. Call 301-634-2231 or visit 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. Every Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday at 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. Potomac Library. 10101 Glenolden Dr. Call Shawn Brennan 240-777-1350.

Through Oct. 27

Bethesda Freshfarm Market. Every Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Will offer fresh fruits, vegetables, organic meats and artisan cheeses. In addition, the market will feature special events. On the first Saturday of each month, Master Gardeners will answer gardening questions. And on the last Saturday of each month a local chef will give cooking demonstrations at the market. At Norfolk Avenue, between Fairmont and St. Elmo Avenues in Bethesda. Call 301-215-6660 or visit

www.bethesda.org.

Saturday/Sept.1

Fundraiser. 6:30 p.m. Hosted by the Potomac Bridle and Hiking Trail Association. To 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, with musical performances by Alan Bennett and Bruce Hartley, along with Poole’s 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.

Sept. 1-29

Art Exhibition. The Trawick Prize, downtown Bethesda's annual juried arts competition awards: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. The exhibition featuring The Trawick Prize finalists will be held from at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Call 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

Sunday/Sept. 2

Waltz Dance. 2:45-3:30 p.m. Join 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. Look for the large collection of children’s books and tapes.

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.

Half Marathon. 7 a.m. Run from Rockville to Bethesda. Showcases Montgomery County’s park system. Sponsored by Montgomery County Road Runners Club. Visit www.mcrrc.org. or www.parkshalfmarathon.com.

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 Early Intervention Therapy at 301-468-9343.

Friday/Sept. 14

Gallery Reception. 6-9 p.m. The Trawick Prize, downtown Bethesda's annual juried arts competition awards: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. The exhibition features the Trawick Prize finalists runs through Sept. 29, at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Call 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

Saturday/Sept. 15

Cabin John Kids Run at the Cabin John Regional Park in Potomac, Westlake Drive. Free for runners 18 and under. One mile run, half-mile run and quarter mile young run offered. Registration is race-day only. Visit www.mcrrc.org

Sunday/Sept. 16

Waltz Dance. 2:45-3:30 p.m. Join 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 visit www.WaltzTimeDances.org.

Wednesday/Sept. 19

Potomac Chamber of Commerce Networking at Normandie Farm, 4–6 p.m., 10710 Falls Rd. $10 for chamber members; non-members $15. Cash bar. Normandie Farm providing hors d’ouerves. Call 301-299-2170

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.

Friday/Sept. 21

Annual Bazaar. Saints Peter and Paul Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church 10620 River Rd. Visit www.peterpaul.net. or call 301-765-9188.

Saturday/Sept. 22

Swing Dancing. 9 p.m. to 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.

Annual Bazaar. Saints Peter and Paul Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church 10620 River Rd. Visit www.peterpaul.net. or call 301-765-9188.

Sunday/Sept. 23

Annual Bazaar. Saints Peter and Paul Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church 10620 River Rd. Visit www.peterpaul.net. or call 301-765-9188.

Friday/Sept. 28

Pat McGee. 8 p.m. $38 (Stars Price $34.20). Presented by Strathmore, at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. Visit strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.

Family Fun Fest. 4 p.m., Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Rd.. Sponsored by Montgomery County Recreation and Friends of Potomac Community Center, don’t miss the ‘Who’s Got Talent?’ contest, carnival rides and games, prizes, petting zoo and DJ. $5 for unlimited rides and games. Visit www.potomacsgottalent.com.

Saturday/Sept. 29

Raising a Racquet for the Troops. 7-11 p.m. Fund raising to benefit the Yellow Ribbon Fund. Highlights include a tennis exhibition with seven-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 Ln. 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.

Tuesday/Oct. 2

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

Saturday/Oct. 6

Taste of Bethesda. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The 23rd Annual Taste of Bethesda, a food and music festival in the Woodmont Triangle area of downtown Bethesda. Enjoy tastes from more than 55 participating restaurants, along with live entertainment, a children's activities area and classic car show. Call 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

Montgomery County Out of the Darkness Community Walk. 9 a.m.- noon. Carderock Park Pavilion. Check-in at 9-10 a.m. This 3-5 mile walk, in conjunction with 200 communities across the country this fall, benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Visit www.afsp.org or e-mail ncacchapter.afsp@gmail.com.

Wednesday/Oct. 10

The ABC’s of CBT. Cognitive Behavior Therapy is an evidence based therapeutic approach. Come learn the basic principles of CBT. Leave the workshop with skills to help children become more positive thinkers. Call Early Intervention Therapy at 301-468-9343.

Saturday/Oct. 13

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.

Meet Eleanor Roosevelt. 7:30 p.m. The Friends of the Clara Barton Community Center presents performance about roles Eleanor Roosevelt played in her lifetime. The Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd. $20. Call 301- 229-0010 or visit www.friendsofclarabartoncommunitycenter.org.

Saturday and Sunday/Oct. 13-14

Potomac Country House Tour is an annual Potomac tradition organized by Saint Francis Episcopal Church. The Tour, in its 57th year, gives a glimpse inside some of Potomac’s most interesting homes while raising funds for dozens of local charities. The owners of Glenstone, an art museum in Potomac, will be offering a private tour for 20 participants selected by drawing from those who make a separate donation to House Tour Charities. Visit www.potomaccountryhousetour.org.

Saturday/Oct. 20

Potomac Day. 30th Anniversary Celebration. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Parade, 10:30 a.m., Potomac Village. Arrive before 10 a.m. to avoid road closures. Free children’s rides and more, sponsored by Potomac Chamber of Commerce. Visit www.potomacchamber.org

Sunday/Oct. 21

Cabin John Shopping Center Fall Festival. 1-3 p.m. Intersection of Tuckerman Lane and Seven Locks Road in Potomac.

Visit www.shopcabinjohn.com, email info@shopcabinjohn.com or call 240- 779-8000.

Tuesday/Oct. 23

Preschool Fair. 10 a.m. to noon. Sponsored by Moms Club of Potomac. Approximately 40 preschools from the Potomac, Rockville, Bethesda, Chevy Chase and surrounding areas will be represented. At the Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Rd. Free. Children are welcome. Contact Rori Grabel at esinks@yahoo.com.

Saturday/Oct. 27

Swing Dancing. 9 p.m.-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.

Tuesday/Nov. 6

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

Thursday/Nov. 15

The Potomac Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards dinner, honors Potomac’s citizen, businessperson and youth of the year. Normandie Farm, 10710 Falls Rd. Visit www.potomacchamber.org.

Tuesday/Dec. 4

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

Saturday/Dec. 22

Swing Dancing. 9 p.m.-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.

Tuesday/Jan. 8

Social Thinking At Home. This workshop for parents will introduce the social thinking vocabulary and provide practical suggestions on how to incorporate it into the everyday life for your child.

Monday/Jan. 28

Raising Confident Kids. Parents often worry about children’s problems and misbehavior. In this talk Emory Luce Baldwin focuses on how parents can encourage children to develop what they need to feel confident and successful in life. Call 301-468-9343.

Wednesday/Feb. 20

Apps, Apps and More Apps. Join Joan Green, the founder of Innovative Speech and author of "The Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology in Special Education," as she explores the world of apps. Call 301-468-9343.

Monday/March 18

The Strengths of Autism. Learn about the latest research findings in non-social strengths (e.g., a detail-focused cognitive style) and difficulties (e.g., inflexibility/desire for sameness) in autism spectrum disorders. Call 301-468-9343.

Wednesday/May 8

Siblings — A Unique Perspective. Parenting a child with special needs can be challenging. The impact on the family, specifically the siblings, can be profound. Ms. White will share her knowledge and provide resources to help you support your children. Call 301-468-9343.

Wednesday/May 22

Social Behavior Mapping. At this workshop a variety of social mapping formats will be presented to use with children Pre-K through high school who exhibit social cognitive challenges. Call 301-468-9343.