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Potomac Entertainment Calendar 7/25/12

— 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 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. Visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/sdt or call 240-567-7676.

Through 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.

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.

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.

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/July 25

Lyndsey Highlander. 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/July 26

"Moona Luna." 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.

Potomac Toddlers. Potomac Library. 10101 Glenolden Dr. 10:30 am. Stories, songs and rhymes for toddlers and their caregivers. No registration required.

Friday/July 27

Swing Dance. ‘Hot Buttered Nuggets’, a show of Eclectic musicians performing an eclectic vintage variety, will be at the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park. Music includes Rockabilly, Swing, and Jazz. Drop-in beginner swing dancing lessons are from 8:30-9 p.m. and the music goes from 9-11:30 p.m. Admission is $15. Glen Echo Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, Maryland 20812.

Saturday/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.

Potomac Islands Project. Tenfoot and Sharpshin Islands. Working trip to two islands in the Potomac River. Build and improve trails on the island(s), install fire rings and clean up campsites. Camping overnight is optional. Bring your own boat and be ready for a day of hard work. Contact Hannah Larson at larson@potomac.org. Limit of 15 people.

Monday/July 30

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. Potomac Library. 10101 Glenolden Drive. 6 p.m. A Montgomery County Agricultural Fair Teen Prince and Princess will visit the library to tell kids and their families about the Fair. There will be a surprise visit by a farm animal. No registration required. Free.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.