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Potomac Calendar -- March 7-13

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Zumba at Village Yoga. Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what the Zumba program is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health. Come join the fun at Village Yoga! Classes are held on Tuesday nights, 7:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m., and Saturday mornings 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Village Yoga, 10154 River Road, Potomac. Call 301-299-1948.

Beginner’s Yoga Classes at Village Yoga. Village Yoga is adding a new Beginner’s Yoga Class on Mondays, 8-9 p.m. Continues our Thursday, 7:30-8:45 p.m. Beginner’s Gentle Flow class as well. For all new local students - $10 for the entire first week. Must be used on your first visit to the studio. Special for all yogis this month – 4-pack of classes for $48. Village Yoga, 10154 River Road, Potomac. 301-299-1948. www.villageyogayogi.com .

Now Through March 2

The Last Jews of Yemen Photography Exhibit & Lecture Series. Free. Photos depicting Jewish life in Yemen. Lecture series on their history, society and prospects for their future. Photos: Feb. 8 – March 2. Lecture Series, Tuesdays, Feb. 14, 21 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. RSVP to rsvp@bnaitzedek.org. At Congregation B’nai Tzedek

10621 South Glen Rd., Potomac. Call 301-299-0225 HYPERLINK http://www.bnaitzedek.org www.bnaitzedek.org.

Wednesday, March 7 
Musician Nate Foley. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12. At the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Thursday, March 8

Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 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 or go to info@CapitalBlues.org or HYPERLINK http://www.CapitalBlues.org www.CapitalBlues.org.

Open House. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Principal Rebecca (Robin) Gordon invites the community and Seven Locks Alumni to an open house to see the newly built Seven Locks Elementary School at 9500 Seven Locks Road, Bethesda. The school is pending LEED certification through the U.S. Green Building Council after the $15 million modernization. The new technology built into the modernization includes a geothermal exchange system that heats and cools the building, computers, Promethian boards, Elmo cameras, and digital signs.

Energy conservation and recycling is key. All the building materials, furniture, and carpets are certified green. All classes are centered around Promethian boards that act as large, touchscreen computer monitors and can connect to Elmo cameras that are able to show three dimensional objects on the large screen to minimize paper distribution. Each classroom has 5 computers which automatically shut off at 6 p.m. to conserve energy. The classrooms and offices have motion sensor lights. The bathrooms conserve paper with hand air dryers and dual flush toilets to conserve water. The recycling program throughout the school includes recycling in the classrooms and outside the building.

The Seven Locks that the school is named after is a group of seven locks on the C and O Canal that collectively drop 56 feet. This theme is reflected in the locks at the entrance and the security gates toward the end of the main hall which has a mural of a lock. Number seven is reflected in subtle ways around the building like the lines in the floor. The school will take a field trip to the Seven Locks to further understand the local history and importance of the locks.

Friday/March 9

Spirit of Uganda. 8 p.m. A project of Empower African Children where 22 youth artists bring song, dance, spirit of East African culture to Strathmore. Tickets are $28 to $48. At the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Call 301-581-5100 or visit HYPERLINK http://www.strathmore.org www.strathmore.org.

Stone Kawala. Doors at 8 p.m., concert at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10/advance; $12/door. Part of Friday Night Eclectic at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, Rockville. For further information or tickets, call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

March 9 and 10

"Fame — The Musical." Friday, March 9 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 10 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Presented by Connelly School of the Holy Child. This year's production has 12 guest actors and musicians from other local schools, including The Heights, Gonzaga, Georgetown Prep, Quince Orchard, Churchill, and St. John's.

March 9 to 25
"Murder on the Nile." Show times are March 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, and 24 at 8 p.m. and March 11, 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. Presented by the Potomac Theatre Company, at the Blair Family Center for the Arts, Bullis School, 10601 Falls Road, Potomac. Directed by Danny Tippett. Tickets are $20/adults; $18/seniors, students. Prepaid groups of 10 or more save 20 percent off. All seats reserved. Call 301-299-8571.

Saturday/March 10

Spaghetti Dinner. 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $10/each; $40/family of four or more. Sponsored by Potomac Boy Scout Troop 773. At the Potomac United Methodist Church Parish House, intersection of Falls Road and South Glen Road. Contact Bennett Lunceford at 301-610-6543 or email at bennett.lunceford7@gmail.com.

Dogs at Play. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Trainer Robin Bennett, co-author of Off-Leash Dog Play -- a Complete Guide to Safety & Fun, will use videos to help you understand what you're seeing when dogs play -- whether at dog parks, day care or play groups. Learn about stress signals, polite and rude greetings, breed-specific play styles, social gestures, and emotional states. Sponsored by Your Dog's Friend. Please leave your dog at home. At St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 6030 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda. Email register@yourdogsfriend.info or call 301-983-5913.

Used Book Sale. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Potomac library monthly used book sale. Most hardback and large paperback (trades) are $1 and regular paperbacks are only $.50. All books are donated by our community for this sale. All proceeds are for the benefit of the Potomac Library, at 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac.

March 10 and 11

"The Odyssey." Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16/adults; $12/seniors. Presented by the Rockville Civic Ballet. At the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre at the Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. For tickets, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/theatre or by phone 240-314-8690.

Sunday/March 11
"Esperanto." 10:25 a.m. Why English-speakers need another International Language. Erin Piateski, a consultant for the Esperantic Studies Foundation, will speak at River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6301 River Road, Bethesda. Visit www.rruuc.org, 201-229-0400.

Cajun and Zydeco Dance Party. 3 to 6 p.m. Admission is $15. With the band, Squeeze Bayou. Introductory Cajun Lesson from 3 to 3:30 p.m.; dancing from 3 to 6 p.m. At the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Call Michael Hart at 301-762-6730 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, or go to www.DancingByTheBayou.com.

Potluck Lunch. 11:30 p.m. Free. All are welcome to bring a dish to share; those not bringing dishes are also welcome. At Geneva Presbyterian Church, 11931 Seven Locks Road, Potomac.

Monday/March 12

Gala Concert. 7:30 p.m. Gerard Schwarz will guest conduct the U.S. Marine Band. At the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Free but tickets are required. Call 301-581-5100 or visit HYPERLINK http://www.strathmore.org www.strathmore.org.

Tuesday/March 13
Troubadour/Storyteller Mike Agranoff. 8 p.m. Tickets are $18/door; $15/advance. At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville, 100 Welsh Park Dr., Rockville. Visit HYPERLINK http://www.focusmusic.org www.focusmusic.org. Contact David Spitzer at focusrockville@earthlink.net or 301-275-7459.

Thursday, March 15

Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 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 or go to info@CapitalBlues.org or HYPERLINK http://www.CapitalBlues.org www.CapitalBlues.org.

Reel Around the Shamrock with Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul. 8 p.m. At the Music Center at Strathmore. Tickets are $25-$55. Will be joined by 20 dancers from the Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance, fiddler Brendan Mulvihill and the first B/C button accordionist in Irish music, Billy McComiskey, in a celebration of Irish culture. At the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Friday/March 16

"Hugo," the film. Special showing at Club Friday held at the Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Rd., Potomac. Parents welcome.

St. Patrick's Day A Cappella Celebration. Doors at 8 p.m., concert at 9 p.m. Vox Populi and Euphonism. Tickets are $10/advance; $12/door. Part of Friday Night Eclectic at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, Rockville. For further information or tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

March 16 and 17

"The Phantom of the Opera." Performances are Friday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. (Black-tie performance with 6 p.m. Silent Auction.) Presented with a full 90-piece Churchill Orchestra. Young Artists of America in collaboration with Montgomery County Public Schools, Winston Churchill High School and CityDance at Strathmore. Held at Winston Churchill High School, 11300 Gainsborough Rd., Potomac. Visit http://www.youngartistsamerica.org

Sunday/March 18

"Aging and End-of-Life Medical and Legal Issues." 10:25 a.m. Hank Willner, a palliative care physician, and Aidan Jones, an attorney specializing in life, estate, and business succession planning, will address "Aging and End-of-Life Medical and Legal Issues." At River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6301 River Road, Bethesda; www.rruuc.org, or call 201-229-0400.

In Memoriam of Gordon W. Bowie. 3 p.m. The Rockville Concert Band will perform "A Composer Spotlight: In Memoriam of Gordon W. Bowie." The song selections will highlight the career of Bowie, a composer and conductor of the Montgomery Village Community Band and a friend of many Rockville Concert Band members. Tickets are not required; a $5 donation is suggested. At the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre at the Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. For tickets, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/theatre or by phone 240-314-8690.

35th Annual Bach Marathon. 2 to 6 p.m. Part of the Chevy Chase Concert Series. A Washington institution, ten organists again will feature the music of J.S.Bach in half-hour programs. Organists playing this year are: Julie Evans, Russell Weismann, Jeremy Filsell, Joy Leilani, Chris Gage, Mark Willey, Tracy Richardson, Tyler Canonico, Janet Yieh, and Ken Lowenberg, At the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, One Chevy Chase Circle, NW, Washington, D.C. Call 202-363-2202.

Waltz Dance. 3:30 to 6 p.m. Admission is $10. With the Waverly Station Band. Waltz Workshop from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m.; dancing from 3:30 to 6 p.m. At the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Call Joan Koury at 202-238-0230 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, go to www.WaltzTimeDances.org or e-mail HYPERLINK mailto:info@WaltzTimeDances.org info@WaltzTimeDances.org.

From Fear to Confidence. 1 to 3:30 p.m. Free workshop. Jeni Grant, CPDT-KA, will discuss ways to help your dog overcome his fears – whether people, dogs, thunder, the vacuum cleaner, garbage trucks or others. You will learn how to: identify what triggers your dog's fears; recognize the body language that indicates your dog is moving into a fearful state; help alleviate your dog's fears. Sponsored by Your Dog's Friend. Please leave your dog at home. At St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 6030 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda. Email register@yourdogsfriend.info or call 301-983-5913.

Monday/March 19
"The Seventh Seal" Film. 7 p.m. Tickets are $5. At the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville.

Tuesday/March 20
Mommy & Me (And Daddy, Too!). 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Takes place the third Tuesday of the month at the Rockville Library. Active learning, creative play, story time, arts and crafts, and more! Visit www.rockvilletownsquare.com

Wednesday/March 21
Design and Remodeling Seminar. 6 to 8 p.m. "How to Fall in Love With Your Home Again." This seminar will include a complimentary supper with an opportunity to discuss one's own project with professional staff. This workshop will provide informal no-obligation discussions with Hopkins & Porter designers. Space is limited to 15 participants per session, so RSVPs are a must. Call Debbie at 301-840-9121, #27, to reserve a space or email her at debbie@hopksinandporter.com. At the offices of Hopkins & Porter, 12944-C Travilah Road, #204, Potomac.
Adult Book Club Book Discussion. 1 p.m. Will be discussing "Beatrice and Virgil" by Yann Martel. No registration required. Meets at the Potomac Library. New members welcome.

Thursday, March 22

Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 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 or go to info@CapitalBlues.org or HYPERLINK http://www.CapitalBlues.org www.CapitalBlues.org.

Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs and rhymes for 3-to-6 year olds and their caregivers. No registration required. Meets at Potomac Library.

March 23 to March 25

"Spotlight on Broadway." The Musical Theater Center will present a "Spotlight on Broadway" Friday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 24, at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 25, at 2 p.m. Tickets will go on sale, Tuesday, Feb 21. At the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre at the Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. For tickets, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/theatre or by phone 240-314-8690.

Friday/March 23

Ethan Bortnick and His Musical Time Machine. 8 p.m.Tickets: $18-$38 (Stars Price $16.20-$34.20). At the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Visit www.strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.

Primitivity. Doors at 8 p.m., concert at 8:30 p.m. With opener The New Media. Tickets are $10/advance; $12/door. Part of Friday Night Eclectic at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, Rockville. For further information or tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Saturday/March 24

Japan Fair. 1 to 5 p.m. Free. Montgomery County Recreation and Sakura Educational Exchange USA will co-host a student-presented “Japan Fair.” The event is presented by students from Yokohama Hayato High School in Yokohama, Japan, who will demonstrate and teach various Japanese arts, games and customs. At the Bauer Drive Community Center, 14625 Bauer Drive, Rockville.


All Mozart. 8 p.m. With conductor Victoria Gau. At the Music Center at Strathmore. A free pre-concert lecture by National Philharmonic Music Director & Conductor Piotr Gajewski will be offered at 6:45 p.m. in the Concert Hall at the Music Center at Strathmore. To purchase tickets to the All Mozart concert, visit nationalphilharmonic.org or call the Strathmore box office at (301) 581-5100. Tickets are $28-$81.

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

Zydeco Dance Party. 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $18. With the Leroy Thomas and the Zydeco Roadrunners Band. Introductory Zydeco lesson at 8:30 p.m.; dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. At the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Call Michael Hart at 301-762-6730 or go to www.DancingbytheBayou.com.

Learning About Your New Dog. Free workshop. 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. For anyone who has recently adopted a dog or who is considering adoption. Please leave your dog at home. At Your Dog's Friend Training Facility in Rockville. See www.yourdogsfriend.info. Email register@yourdogsfriend.info or call 301-983-5913. Next workshop dates: April 21 and May 19.

Sunday/March 25

Shrimp and Oyster Feast. 1 to 5 p.m. The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad Alumni Association will hold a shrimp and oyster feast fundraiser in the Anastasi Room at the Rescue Squad. Tickets cost $40 per person for all-you-can-eat steamed shrimp, fresh shucked and fried oysters, potato salad, apple sauce, sliced ham, baked beans, rolls, beer, and soft drinks. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Call 301-977-6634. At 5020 Battery Lane (at Old Georgetown Road), Bethesda. Visit HYPERLINK http://www.bccrs.org www.bccrs.org

Tuesday/March 27
Roots/Americana Artist Greg Trooper. 8 p.m. Tickets are $18/door; $15/advance. At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville, 100 Welsh Park Dr., Rockville. Visit HYPERLINK http://www.focusmusic.org www.focusmusic.org. Contact David Spitzer at focusrockville@earthlink.net or 301-275-7459.

Wednesday/March 28

Red Star Red Army Chorus. 8 p.m. A company of 70 singers, dancers and musicians will transport audiences back to old Russia. Tickets are $25 to $65. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org. At the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda.

Musician Nate Foley. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12. At the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Thursday/March 29

Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 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 or go to info@CapitalBlues.org or HYPERLINK http://www.CapitalBlues.org www.CapitalBlues.org.

Friday/March 30

Elikeh. Doors at 8 p.m., concert at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10/advance; $12/door. Part of Friday Night Eclectic at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, Rockville. For further information or tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Saturday/March 31

One Piano, Four Hands Concert. 8 p.m. Free-will donation. With Michael Adcock and Jose Ramos-Santana. At Westmoreland Congregational Church, One Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. Presented by the Washington Conservatory of Music. Visit www.washingtonconservatory.org.

Sunday/April 1
Waltz Dance. 3:30 to 6 p.m. Admission is $10. With the band, Destino da Rosa. Introductory waltz workshop from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m.; dancing from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Call Joan Koury at 202-238-0230 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, go to www.WaltzTimeDances.org or e-mail HYPERLINK mailto:info@WaltzTimeDances.org info@WaltzTimeDances.org. At the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo.

Thursday/April 5

Kevin Costner and Modern West. 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 to $90. At the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Call 301-581-5100 or visit HYPERLINK http://www.strathmore.org www.strathmore.org.

Saturday/April 7
Crossing the Color Line: From Rhythm 'n Blues to Rock 'n Roll. Julian Bond performs 6 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $25/adults; $10/students. . At River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, RRUUC, 6301 River Road, Bethesda. Call 301-229-0400 or visit www.rruuc.org.

Friday/April 13
Churchill Booster Club Gala/Fundraiser. 8 to 11 p.m. At Bowlmor Lanes in Bethesda. All proceeds go towards supporting the school's student athletes and sports. Tickets are $55/person; $100/couple, which includes dinner, unlimited bowling, prizes, music, videos and more. Sponsored by the Churchill High School Booster's Club.

Saturday/April 14
Potomac River Watershed Cleanup. Thousands of volunteers of all ages will pick up trash from different cleanup sites around the region. To find a cleanup site near you, go to HYPERLINK http://www.PotomacCleanup.org www.PotomacCleanup.org or call 202-973-8203.

Sunday/April 15

Waltz Dance. 3:30 to 6 p.m. Admission is $10. With the band, Over the Topp. Waltz workshop from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m.; dancing from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Call Joan Koury at 202-238-0230 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, go to www.WaltzTimeDances.org or e-mail HYPERLINK mailto:info@WaltzTimeDances.org info@WaltzTimeDances.org. At the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo.

Zydeco and Cajun Dance. 3:30 to 6 p.m. Admission is $15. With the band, Dennis Stroughmatt and Creole Stomp. Introductory dance lesson from 3 to 3:30 p.m.; dancing from 3:30 to 6 p.m. At the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park. Call Michael Hart at 301-762-6730 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, or go to HYPERLINK http://www.DancingbytheBayou.com www.DancingbytheBayou.com. At 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo.
Holy Child Tiger Trot. 8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk for all ages. Proceeds will support the Health and Wellness programs at The Connelly School of the Holy Child, and the Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department. The race is a chip/electronic timed 5K run/walk. To be held at the campus of The Connelly School of the Holy Child in Potomac (http://www.holychild.org). Contact Bunny Lamb at HYPERLINK mailto:bunny@5lambs.com bunny@5lambs.com or 301-365-3790.

Friday/April 20

Late Night Swing Dance. 1 to 5 a.m. Admission is $15. With the Brooks Tegler's Joy of Sax band. This event is part of the annual Washington, DC Lindy Exchange (DCLX) weekend and open to all. Go to www.DCLX.org, email info@DCLX.org, or contact Robert Patch at 301-674-0080 or manchioneal@gmail.com. At the Chevy Chase Ballroom, 5207 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.

Swing Dancing. 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $15. With the Blue Crescent Syncopators. Beginner swing lesson from 8 to 9 p.m.; dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. This event is part of the annual Washington, DC Lindy Exchange (DCLX) weekend and open to all. Go to www.DCLX.org, email info@DCLX.org, or contact Robert Patch at 301-674-0080 or HYPERLINK mailto:manchioneal@gmail.com manchioneal@gmail.com. At the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo.

Saturday/April 21

Spring Gala Fundraiser. Tickets are $500 or $1,000 for the 2012 Spring Gala Wishin' and Hopin' With Dionne Warwick. 5:30 p.m. cocktails; followed by a 7 p.m. dinner and a concert at 9 p.m. with Ms. Warwick and an after-party at 10:20 p.m. with Big Ray and the Kool Kats. The 2012 Spring Gala at Strathmore is the arts center’s signature fundraising event. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Sorelle Group at 202-248-1930 or Strathmore@sorellegroup.com. At the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda.

Swing Dancing — DCLX Weekend. 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $20. Featuring Tom Cunningham's Orchestra and Crytzer's Blue Rhythm Band. Beginner swing lesson from 8 to 9 p.m.; dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. This event is part of the annual Washington DC Lindy Exchange (DCLX) weekend and open to all. At the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park. Go to www.DCLX.org, email info@DCLX.org, or contact Robert Patch at 301-674-0080 or manchioneal@gmail.com. The Glen Echo National Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo.

Late Night Swing Dance. 1:30 to 5 a.m. Admission is $15. With the band, The Careless Lovers. This event is part of the annual Washington, DC Lindy Exchange (DCLX) weekend and open to all. Go to www.DCLX.org, email info@DCLX.org, or contact Robert Patch at 301-674-0080 or manchioneal@gmail.com. At the Chevy Chase Ballroom, 5207 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.

Saturday/April 28

Thérèse Fahy, piano. 8 p.m. Debussy Preludes. Pay-as-you-can donation. At Westmoreland Congregational UCC Church, One Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. For more information: 301-320-2770 and HYPERLINK http://www.washingtonconservatory.org www.washingtonconservatory.org.

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

An Evening with Strauss Waltz Ball. Tickets are $20/door. With the band, Olde Vienna, featuring Dave Wiesler, Alexander Mitchell, Barbara Heitz, Ralph Gordon and Elke Baker. Viennese Waltz lesson from 8 to 9 p.m.; waltzing from 9 p.m. to midnight. Call Joan Koury at 202-238-0230 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, or go to HYPERLINK http://www.WaltzTimeDances.org www.WaltzTimeDances.org. At the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo.

Saturday/May 12

Haskell Small, piano. 8 p.m. Bach, Small, Ordonez, Schubert. At Westmoreland Congregational UCC Church, One Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. For more information: 301-320-2770 and HYPERLINK http://www.washingtonconservatory.org www.washingtonconservatory.org.

Monday/May 21
50+ Employment Expo. Free. Featuring 40 employers, 30 community resources, two resume reviewing rooms, seven seminars addressing issues pertinent to seniors looking for employment. At the North Bethesda Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. All vendors need to register by contacting Micki Gordon at mgordon@AccessJCA.org. Call 301-255-4209.

Saturday/June 30

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.

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.

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.

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 www.tomcunningham.com/calendar.

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 www.tomcunningham.com/calendar.

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.