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Potomac Calendar for March 21 to 28

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Sundays Through April

Children's Handchime Choir. 11:15 a.m. Elementary-age children are invited to participate in a handchime choir at River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Bethesda. Directed by master bell ringer Brent Keith, the group will meet Sundays at 11:15 a.m. at RRUUC in Room 25. (Teens interested in assisting are encouraged to inquire.) Participants will learn to play the chimes, perform as part of an ensemble, and participate in musical group activities. Contact Ann Richards at 301-229-0400, arichards@rruuc.org. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation is located at 6301 River Road, Bethesda. Visit www.rruuc.org.

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 .

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

BSO Classical Concert: Tchaikovsky’s Fifth. 8 p.m. Tickets are $33 to $93. With Marin Alsop, conductor; Colin Currie, percussion. At the Music Center at Strathmore. Call 410-783-8000 or BSOmusic.org.

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

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 www.CapitalBlues.org.

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.

Now Through March 24

When Irish Eyes are Dying. Treat yourself to dinner and an interactive murder mystery, with hilarious and unpredictable results. Friday and Saturday nights. Buffet begins at 6:30 p.m. with show following the buffet. Cost is $49.99. At Blair Mansion Restaurant, 7711 Eastern Ave., Silver Spring. For reservations, call 301-588-1688. Visit www.dodmystery.com.

March 24 to 28

Amazing Change-Over Days. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except Sunday 12-4 p.m.) Everything half price except in the Specialty Shop. On Thursday, March 29, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., fill a bag of merchandise for $3. On Friday, March 30, 9:30 a.m., the shop reopens with all new spring and summer merchandise. At Montgomery County Thrift Shop, 7125 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Call 301-654-OO63 or visit wwwMoCoThrift.org.

Saturday/March 24

English Language Conversation Club. 3 p.m. Join in practicing and improving your spoken English with the help of volunteers leading discussions. 2 hours. Free. Drop-in. No registration required. At the Potomac Library.

Puccini's "La Rondine." 7 p.m. Presented by the American Center for Puccini Studies. The performance will be sung in Italian and printed translations will be available. At Rockville Christian Church, 301 Adclare Road, Rockville. Tickets are $40 for priority CafÈ Bullier seating; $20/general admission. Reservations can be made by calling 301-602-4389. Visit PucciniAmerica.org.

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 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

Renewable Energy & Green Services/Products Expo. 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation (RRUUC) will hold a Renewable Energy & Green Services/Products Expo featuring representatives from Green Savings Co-op, Clean Currents, and Solar City. Susan Marinelli of Montgomery County will discuss the county's website guide to living green, MyGreenMontgomery. Pepco will provide information on its smart meter program. A nourishing soup will be served for $2. At River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6301 River Road, Bethesda. Visit www.rruuc.org, or call 301-229-0400.

Songs of Chivalry and Love. 3 p.m. Music from the French court of the 16th and 17th centuries with mezzo-soprano Barbara Hollinshead and lutenist Howard Bass. Suggested donation: $15, $10 seniors/students. At Bradley Hills Presbyterian, 6601 Bradley Blvd, Bethesda. Call 301-365-2850.

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 www.bccrs.org

Tuesday/March 27

Holocaust Commemoration Ceremony. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Features a panel discussion with Professor Kenneth Jassie and Montgomery County Holocaust survivors Emanuel Mandel and Edith Lowy. At the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. RSVP is recommended, but not required. RSVP to 240-567-7417 or e-mail ruthann.wilbraham@montgomerycollege.edu.

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 www.focusmusic.org. Contact David Spitzer at focusrockville@earthlink.net or 301-275-7459.

Wednesday/March 28

Fashion Show. 6 to 8 p.m. View the Gerard Darel Spring/Summer collection at Bloomingdale's. Enjoy a fabulous fashion presentation, refreshments, and raffle for a chance to win a designer handbag. 10 percent of Gerard Darel sales go to Montgomery County Partners for Animal Well-Being (mcpaw) www.mcpaw.org. To be held at Bloomingdale's, 2nd Floor, 6300 Western Ave., Chevy Chase. Reservations at mcpawrsvp@gmail.com.

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 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.

March 30 to 31

Patti LaBelle. Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 to $120. At the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Visit www.strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.

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

"Defending 'Terrorists.'" 10:25 a.m. Kenneth P. Troccoli will discuss "Defending 'Terrorists'" at River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Bethesda. Troccoli is an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Eastern District of Virginia. His office represents indigent defendants charged with criminal offenses in federal court in Alexandria. At River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6301 River Road, Bethesda. Call 301-229-0400; www.rruuc.org

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 info@WaltzTimeDances.org. At the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo.

Wednesdays, April 4, 25

Mary Alouette. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12. Gypsy jazz vocalist will perform tracks from her debut album, Midas. At the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Visit www.strathmore.org or call (301) 581-5100.

Thursday/April 5

Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 9 p.m. 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 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. At the Potomac Library.

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 www.strathmore.org.

Saturday/April 7

Julian Bond Presents. 6 to 8:30 p.m. "Crossing the Color Line: From Rhythm 'n Blues to Rock 'n Roll." Admission is $25/adults; $10/students, and includes a dessert, wine and softdrink reception from 6 to 7 p.m. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. At River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, RRUUC, 6301 River Road, Bethesda. Call 301-229-0400 or www.rruuc.org.

Video Games Live: Bonus Round. 2 and 8 p.m. An all-new concert combining technology with symphonic music. Tickets are $25 to $76. At the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Visit www.strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.

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.

Monday/April 9

Taxpayer Dollars Discussion. Time: 7:45-10 p.m. Wonder where your County taxpayer dollars might go and what you can do about it? Come hear the presentation on the County’s proposed capital and operating budgets at the next monthly meeting of the Montgomery County Civic Federation. Meeting place: the County Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville. Free parking in adjacent County Garage. The one-hour program, including question period, will be followed by discussion of other important local issues. All County residents and representatives of civic organizations welcome. Visit www.montgomerycivic.org.

Thursday/April 12

Viver Brasil: Feet on the Ground. 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 to $55. A cultural survey of Brazil with contemporary dance, vibrant costumes and pulsating percussion. At the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Visit www.strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.

Potomac Toddlers. 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs and rhymes for toddlers 12-to-36 months and their caregivers. No registration required. At the Potomac Library.

Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 9 p.m. 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 www.CapitalBlues.org.

April 13 Through 15

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival. More than 250 craftspeople will be selling their wares. Admission is $7/online; $9/door. Friday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. At the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg. Visit www.sugarloafcrafts.com.

Friday/April 13

Zydeco and Cajun Dance. 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $15. With the band, Dennis Stroughmatt and Creole Stomp. Introductory dance lesson from 8:30 to 9 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.

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

BSO Classical Concert: "Romeo and Juliet." 8 p.m. Tickets are $39 to $98. Call With Lionel Bringuier, conductor; and Jonathan Carney, violin. At the Music Center at Strathmore. Call 410-783-8000 or BSOmusic.org.

Book Sale. 10 a.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Potomac Chapter. Most hardbacks $1 and paperbacks $.50. Three hours. At the Potomac Library.

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 www.PotomacCleanup.org or call 202-973-8203.

April 14-15

Mid-Atlantic Regional Daffodil Show. Free admission. Saturday, April 14 from 2 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, April 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guided tours of show at 3 p.m. daily. Sponsored by the Washington Daffodil Society. At Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton.

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 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 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 bunny@5lambs.com or 301-365-3790.

Wednesday/April 18

Adult Book Discussion. 1 p.m. With the Potomac Library Adult Book Club. "Room" by Emma Donoghue. Ask for the book at the Circulation Desk. No registration required. New members welcome. At the Potomac Library.

Thursday/April 19

Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 9 p.m. 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 www.CapitalBlues.org.

Potomac Cuddleups. 10:30 a.m. Stories, rhymes and songs for babies from birth to 11 months and their caregivers. No registration required. At the Potomac Library.

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 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.

Thursday/April 26

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

BSO Classical Concert. 8 p.m. Tickets are $38 to $98. Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with Jun M‰rkl, conductor, and Arabella Steinbacher, violin. At the Music Center at Strathmore. For tickets, call 410-783-8000 or BSOmusic.org.

Diener School Spring Auction. 6:15 p.m. Admission is $80/person. Laugh, eat, share the program, and auction unique and exciting items. At Congregation Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Road, Potomac. Contact: laurie@thedienerschool.org or 301-299-4602

Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 9 p.m. 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 www.CapitalBlues.org.

Saturday/April 28

ThÈrËse 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 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 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 www.WaltzTimeDances.org. At the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo.

April 28 and 29

Sarah Chang. Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $28. Plays Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto with Piotr Gajewski, conductor. At the Music Center at Strathmore. Call 301-581-5100.

Sunday/April 29

Talk for Teens. 2 p.m. Free talk for all teens and twenty-somethings on how "You Are Enough," smart, successful, healthy, popular, and happy. At the Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Rd., Potomac. Discussion follows over pizza. Sponsored by the Rockville Christian Science Church, 301-762-7049.

May 5 to 6

Downtown Silver Spring Fine Art Festival. Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. Featuring 100 award-winning artists and 10,000 pieces of original art. At Ellsworth Drive in downtown Silver Spring. Visit www.paragonartevents.com/maryland/.

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 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.