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Potomac Calendar 6/27/12

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Ongoing

Through 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.

Through July 15

Join Photoworks as we go “Beyond the Park,” exhibiting our work at the Modern Times Coffeehouse at Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 202-362-2408. This photography exhibition showcases the various styles and creative visions of the Photoworks faculty. The dates of the exhibit are June 2nd to July 15th 2012 on Monday – Saturday, 8AM-10PM and Sunday 8AM-8PM. The opening reception is on Saturday, June 2nd from 7:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m. FREE to the public. Call 301-634-2274 or visit www.glenechophotoworks.org.

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. July 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 18 and Oct. 16: located on The Plaza; Nov. 20 and Dec. 18: located in The Library, First Floor.

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. 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. 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. 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 Noise (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. 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 visitwww.bethesa.org.

Thursday/June 28

Slow Blues and Swing Dance. Dancing from 9 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, email info@CapitalBlues.org or visit www.CapitalBlues.org.

Saturday/June 30

Swing Dancing. 9 p.m. til midnight. Admission is $15. One-hour lesson from 8 to 9 p.m. Featuring the Tom Cunningham Orchestra who will be joined on stage with the Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet. At Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Visit http://www.tomcunningham.com/calendar.

Sunday/July 1

Canal Stewards at the River Center. River Center at Lock 8, 7906 Riverside Drive, Cabin, MD, 20818. Meet at 10 am at the River Center to help clean up the lockhouse area and the nearby towpath. Open to all ages. Contact: Hannah Larson at mailto:larson@potomac.org

Sunday/July 1

Medicinal Plant Walk. 12-1:30 p.m. River Center at Lock 8, 7906 Riverside Drive, Cabin John, MD 20818. A Walk focusing on the history, folklore, and medicinal uses of plants along the C & O Canal. Contact Hannah Larson at mailto:larson@potomac.org

Sunday/July 1

Voices of the River: River Stories with Hayden Matthews

Sunday/July 1

Voices of the River: River Stories with Hayden Mathews. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Does the Potomac River look the same now as it did when John Smith and his crew sailed up the river in June 1608? Find out in this program led by Hayden Mathews, regional historian, lecturer, and tour guide. Hayden will show how the non-living environment (land, water, atmosphere and climate) and the living, biological community (the flora and fauna) have influenced each other over time, with a focus on the changes that have occurred since the arrival of humans in the Potomac Valley 15,000 years ago. By going back 500 million years into deep geological history, this one-hour program provides a broad perspective from which to appreciate the treasures that are the modern Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay watershed. Contact Hannah Larson at larson@potomac.org. At River Center at Lock 8, 7906 Riverside Drive, Cabin John.

Medicinal Plant Walk. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Join Potomac Conservancy and Randa Steblez for a walk focusing on the history, folklore, and medicinal uses of plants along the C & O Canal. Randa will share information about common trees, weeds, and wildflowers along the Canal whose beauty and medicinal qualities are often overlooked. No registration is necessary. Contact Hannah Larson at larson@potomac.org. At River Center at Lock 8, 7906 Riverside Drive, Cabin John.

Canal Stewards at the River Center. 10 a.m. to noon. Help to clean up the lockhouse area and the nearby towpath. This cleanup is open to all ages, and all the necessary supplies will be provided - just wear clothes that can get dirty. This event is part of the National Park Service's Canal Stewards program, engaging volunteers to become long-term caretakers of a site within the C & O Canal National Historical park. Typical activities include picking up trash, pruning vegetation, or repairing the towpath and trails. Contact Hannah Larson at larson@potomac.org or 301-608-1188 x205. At River Center at Lock 8, 7906 Riverside Drive, Cabin John.

Serenade! Festival's "Celebration Concert of New and World Music." 4 p.m. Free. Featuring choirs from South Africa (Imilonji KaNtu Choral Society), Colombia (Verata e Liberi), Australia (Young Adelaide Voices), Czech Republic (Zvonky-Praha), Namibia (Voices of Namibia), Canada (Countermeasure and Cantaré Children's Choir) and USA (Boston City Singers and Minnetonka Chamber Choir). At the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Independence Day Celebration Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Fugitive Brass Quintet – 7 p.m, Main Stage

Lloyd Dobler Effect – 7 p.m., Campus Stage

Rockville Concert Band – 8 p.m., Main Stage

Fireworks – 9:15 p.m., visible from both stages

Montgomery College, Rockville Campus

51 Mannakee Street

Wednesday/July 11

Incwell and The Free World. 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 12

"Snowday." 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.

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

Saturday/July 14

A Capella. 8 p.m. Howard University’s Afro Blue Vocal Band, made famous after appearing on NBC’s The Sing-Off, will make its D.C. homecoming with fellow a cappella groups Cluster and The Glue at Strathmore. Tickets are $18-$38. Visit www.strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.

Wednesday/July 18

Elijah Balbed Quintet. 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 19

"Recess Monkey." 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.

Saturday/July 21

Estate Planning for your Pet. 1:30-3:00p.m. Protect your Pet’s welfare in case of your death or disability. Speaker, Mindy Felton, is an attorney who will explain ways to make arrangements for pets after our death or disability. Workshop sponsored by Your Dog’s Friend. Visit www.yourdogsfriend.info or call 301-983-5913. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 6030 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.