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Potomac Calendar: Nov. 7, 2012

Ongoing

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. Nov. 20 and Dec. 18: located in The Library, First Floor.

Through April 2013

The Puppet Co. at Glen Echo Park has announced its 2012-2013 season. There are favorite fairytale princesses, an annual holiday tradition, and a special guest artist with a bilingual twist. 301-634-5380 or www.thepuppetco.org.

Beauty and the Beast, through Nov. 16, 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, 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.

Tuesdays/Through Dec. 4

Wheel Away the Day (Grades 6-8). 4-6 p.m. VisArts offers wheel classes to young adults. This class will introduce young learners to the basic concepts of wheel throwing: centering, opening and pulling forms. This class will be limited to no more than five students. Tuition: $180. Visit www.visartsatrockville.org.

Nov. 6, 13, 14, 27 & 28

Strathmore Afternoon Tea. 1 p.m. The sounds of local musicians fill the room as you enjoy afternoon tea in The Shapiro Music Room at Strathmore. Vegetarian meals not available. $23 per person (Stars Price $20.70).
Pre-paid, non-refundable reservations required. Call 301-581-5108.
The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Visit www.strathmore.org.

Nov. 8 through Nov. 11

Museum Shop Around. The event is Strathmore's art-inspired holiday treasure hunt, where 18 of Washington's finest museums are setting up shop in the historic Mansion. Admission is $9 (Stars Price $8) paid at the door each day; proceeds benefit arts and education programming at Strathmore.

  • Thursday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Free parking is available in the Mansion lot. To provide ease of movement for shoppers, Strathmore asks that visitors do not bring strollers to Museum Shop Around. The Mansion at Strathmore is located at 10701 Rockville Pike. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Friday/Nov. 9

Celebrate the Crafts of Afghanistan and Support Afghan Literacy and Orphanages. 6 p.m. The evening features Authentic Afghan dinner, keynote speaker Lauryn Oates, reporting on visit with literacy classes, Kabultec founder Nasrine Gross and raffle of unique Afghan handicrafts and more. At Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church located at 9601 Cedar Ln. Tickets are $50 per person. Reservation deadline is Monday, Nov. 5. Mail checks to "Kabultec" Eleanor DePaola, 7941 Inverness Ridge Rd., Potomac, MD 20854-4010. Call 301-299-6236.

Review <> Renew Exhibition Opening Reception. 7-9 p.m. Co-curated by Judy Greenberg and Jack Rasmussen, Review <> Renew celebrates the 25th Anniversary of VisArts. In the Kaplan and Common Ground Galleries (located at 155 Gibbs St., Rockville), Greenberg and Rasmussen bring together local, renowned artists who exhibited and curated at Rockville Arts Place early in their careers. Free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on display through Dec. 29.

Saturday/Nov. 10

Concert. 8 p.m. Pianist Brian Ganz will perform Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 at the Music Center at Strathmore (5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda) with the National Philharmonic, led by Associate Conductor Victoria Gau. The concert will feature mezzo-soprano Magdalena Wór and the National Philharmonic’s nearly 200 voice all-volunteer Chorale. A free lecture will be offered at 6:45 p.m. in the Concert Hall. To purchase tickets, visit www.nationalphilharmonic.org or call 301-581-5100. Tickets are $28-$81; free for children 7-17. ALL KIDS tickets must be purchased in person or by phone. Parking is free.

Bazaar. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Hosted by The Ladies Philoptochos Society of the Greek Orthodox Church of Saint George. Shop a selection of handmade artistry items, holiday decorations, an assortment of jewelry, a variety of specialty crafts, and Greek delicacies, including our famous baklava, spanakopita, and gyros. The Ladies Philoptochos is the philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Church. The money raised by this event will support the many charitable causes supported by our organization. Admission is $2. St. George Greek Orthodox Church is located at 7701 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda. Email stgeorgebazaar@gmail.com or call 301-469-7990. Visit www.stgeorge.org.

Saturday-Sunday/Nov. 10-11

Art Exhibition. noon-5 p.m. Bethesda resident artist and musician, Sanford Markley, will present a collection of his paintings including landscape, figure and still-life at the Yellow Barn Gallery at Glen Echo. A reception for the artist is at 5-7:30 p.m. on Nov. 10 in the gallery. Visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com.

Sunday/Nov. 11

Nathan Pacheco. 4 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. Tickets $18-$48. The Virginia-born Pacheco's rich operatic tenor first gained fame as part of the Yanni Voices project and recently wrapped his first album in London. He'll share selections from his debut release Introducing Nathan Pacheco at Strathmore. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Washington Family Dance. 3-5 p.m. Upstairs in the Glen Echo Town Hall. April Blum calls with Cathy Mason and Friends. Admission is $5 for ages 4 and older. No dancing experience is necessary. Visit www.fsgw.org or contact Penelope Weinberger at dance@fsgw.org or call 301-315-9461.

Through Nov. 12

Free Photography Exhibition. Featuring photographers Huguette Roe, Michael Horan and Matthew Entwistle. All are Photo Slam award winners. Opening reception on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 4-6 p.m. Gallery talk on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. At Photoworks Gallery is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Gallery hours are Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. and Sundays from 1-8 p.m. Call 301-634-2274 or visit www.glenechophotoworks.org.

Tuesday/Nov. 13

Rita: My Joys. 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. Tickets $40-$75. The Iranian-born pop singer and actress will perform the inspiring, hopeful music that's made her an icon in the Middle East, including selections from her new 2012 release, My Joys. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Meet The Nature Conservancy’s John Myers at MoCo’s Founding Farmers. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Join Conservancy staff and supporters and learn how we are working to keep waters pristine and protect beaches. At MoCo’s Founding Farmers Restaurant, 12505 Park Potomac Ave. Appetizers will be provided. The cost is $15 per person. Space is limited; email getoutside@tnc.org to reserve a space. Visit www.nature.org/dcevents.

Tuesday-Wednesday/Nov. 13-14

Strathmore Afternoon Tea. 1 p.m. The sounds of local musicians fill the room as you enjoy afternoon tea in The Shapiro Music Room at Strathmore. Vegetarian meals not available. $23 per person (Stars Price $20.70).
 Pre-paid, non-refundable reservations required. Call 301-581-5108.
The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Visit www.strathmore.org.

Wednesday/Nov. 14

Violin Concert. 7:30 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Tickets $30 (per concert). Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Nov. 14 through Jan. 6

Musical. Seussical runs in Imagination Stage’s Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner Family Theatre, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Best for ages 4-12. Tickets are $12-$25, and may be purchased online at www.imaginationstage.org, at the ImaginationStage box office or at 301‐280‐1660.

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.

Tia Fuller Quartet. 7:30 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Tickets $35. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Lecture Series. 11:30 a.m. David Maraniss, a "Washington Post" assistant editor and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, will discuss his book, "Barack Obama: The Story" at Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike. Book signing and luncheon follow at 12:30 p.m. Books will be available for purchase. Tickets range from $10 to $21. Call 240-777-0020 or visit www.folmc.org.

Friday/Nov. 16

Strathmore Show: Olivia Newton-John. 8 p.m. This pop icon, star of Grease and Xanadu, and four-time Grammy winner, is delivering a show that spans her pop hits (“Physical,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You”) and her more recent musical explorations. The Music Center at Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Ln. Visit www.strathmore.org.

Nov. 16-25

Live Orchestra. Potomac Theatre Company presents Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe’s My Fair Lady by George Bernard Shaw. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. At Blair Family Center for the Arts, Bullis School located at 10601 Falls Road, Potomac. Tickets are $20 for adults $20; $18 for seniors and students; groups of 10 or more receive 20 percent off. Call 301-299-8571 to reserve seats.

Saturday/Nov. 17

Free Workshop: Learning about Your New Dog. Your Dog's Friend Training Center, 12221 Parklawn Drive, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. An expert trainer will discuss common issues that new dog adopters face. Please leave your dog at home. To register, visit www.yourdogsfriend.info or call 301-983-5913.

Rummage Sale. 8 a.m.-noon. Join for a cup of coffee and an opportunity to browse interesting items. Emmanuel Lutheran Church at 7730 Bradley Blvd. in Bethesda. Call 301-365-5733.

Nov. 17 through Dec. 29

Grayscale. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Explore the connection of grayscale images to the past and their meaning in the present, and addresses viewers' ability to ascribe color to a black and white image by assessing the intensity of light that is different for every color. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Hundreds of works in a variety of media-sculptures, drawings and paintings-perfectly rendered in a tininess that tests the artists' talent and makes most viewers depend on a magnifying glass to see every detail. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Saturday-Sunday/Nov. 17-18

Art Exhibition: “Summer in Provence.” An exhibition of plein air watercolors will be on display at the Yellow Barn at Glen Echo Park located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd. The exhibition will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18. A reception for the artists will take place from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday. Call 202-244-3051 or email amysabrin@gmail.com.

Sunday/Nov. 18

Kids Sunday Workshop. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ages 7-11. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Call 301-581-5200 or visit www.strathmore.org.

  • Go Crazy with Henna. Henna artist Bhavna Naik brings the symbols and meanings of henna to life — and there’s even a visit to Strathmore’s Skin exhibit, where Bhavna’s work is exhibited.
  • Artist Trading Cards: Mini Masterpiece. Miniature masterpieces made from pastels, collage, watercolors, markers and acrylics. This workshop includes a tour of Strathmore’s exhibit, Fine Art in Miniature, for inspiration as children create collectable 2.5” x 3.5” works of art.
  • Black & White Printmaking
. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Students sketch out ideas while touring Strathmore’s Grayscale exhibit, then learn a combination charcoal drawing/black and white printmaking lesson using Styrofoam, acrylics, block ink, rollers, canvas and more.

Friday/Nov. 23

Classic Albums Live. 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. Tickets $28-$38. Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon will be recreated by top musicians live onstage. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Saturday/Nov. 24

Tag Dogs. 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. Tickets $25-$52. Set on a construction site in a steelworks town, this high-energy, movement-driven theatrical work sends its performers tapping upside down, through water and jumping through scaffolding in a thrillingly fast-paced spectacle that's part theater, part rock concert. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Wednesday/Nov. 30

Julia Nixon: Songs of Burt Bacharach. 7:30 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Tickets $30. Hayes Award winner Julia Nixon performs the music of one of America's most successful composers. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour 2012. 8 p.m. Get into the holiday spirit as some of music’s big names jam on fresh, lively arrangements of seasonal favorites, led by multi-Grammy nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz. The Music Center at Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Ln. Visit www.strathmore.org.

Saturday/Dec. 1

Bethesda’s Winter Wonderland. 8 p.m. The winter concert features four professional choral groups at Imagination Stage in downtown Bethesda. Tickets can be purchased at www.bethesda.org. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

Mrs. Claus Tea. 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Parents can celebrate the holidays with their little ones at Strathmore's children's tea with special guest Mrs. Claus, as they enjoy holiday music, a kid-friendly menu of delicious treats and holiday story time. An early appearance from Santa is in store too. For children ages 4 and up. At Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Call 301-581-5108 for tea reservations or visit www.strathmore.org. $28 per person (Stars Price $25.20).

Sunday/Dec. 2

Bethesda’s Winter Wonderland. 1-4 p.m. The celebrations continue in Veterans Park, located at the corner of Woodmont and Norfolk Avenues. A live ice sculpting presentation will transform blocks of ice into wintry works of art followed by choral performances from local school groups. Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, Garrett Park Elementary School, Norwood School, Our Lady of Lourdes, Seneca Valley High School and Westbrook Elementary School will delight the crowd with holiday music. Additionally, Santa Claus will make a visit to the park that afternoon, and holiday treats will be provided to children. All of Sunday’s events are free, and WASH-FM is serving as the exclusive radio sponsor.

Free Holiday Craft Show. 1-5 p.m. The Friends of the Clara Barton Community Center is sponsoring the fifth annual Holiday Craft Show at the Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John. There will be all kinds of crafts for sale — jewelry, beads, fiber arts, soaps, Christmas items, wood crafts, prints, metalwork, ceramics, glass, oils, watercolors, photography, books and more. Call Leslie Barden at 301-365-1311 or email leslie.barden@comcast.net. Visit www.friendsofclarabartoncommunitycenter.org.

Monday/Dec. 3

Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour 2012. 8 p.m. Get into the holiday spirit as some of music’s big names jam on fresh, lively arrangements of seasonal favorites, led by multi-Grammy nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz. The Music Center at Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Ln. Visit www.strathmore.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.

Birchmere Shows. The Brian Setzer Orchestra. Extravaganza 2012 US Tour. 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. Tickets on sale through www.Strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.

Wednesday/Dec. 5

George Winston. 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. Tickets $28-$55. Winston will perform selections from his melodic piano recordings, as well as R&B piano, stride piano and more. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Thursday/Dec. 6

Natalie Macmaster: Christmas in Cape Breton. 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. Tickets $28-$58. Canadian fiddler Natalie MacMaster performs traditional Scottish and Irish holiday tunes. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Thursday-Friday/Dec. 6-7

Annual Landon Greens Sale and Holiday Boutique. 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Come celebrate the holiday season at Landon School located at 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda. This community event features specialty wreaths and artful greens arrangements, boxwood, and wonderful holiday shopping for the whole family. This year’s Holiday Boutique will feature more than 40 vendors. Guests can also relax with a treat from the Bake Sale and Café and visit and shop at the Landon Farmhouse, listed on Montgomery County’s Historic Registry, bedecked in its holiday finery. General admission and parking are free.

Thursday-Sunday/Dec. 6-9

Tree Sales. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Find the perfect Christmas tree at the Landon Bear Tree Lot located near the football stadium (6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda). On Thursday and Friday, tree sales begin at noon and fo until 8 p.m. General admission and parking are free.

Sunday/Dec. 9

Kids Sunday Workshop. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ages 7-11. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Call 301-581-5200 or visit www.strathmore.org.

  • Go Crazy with Henna. Henna artist Bhavna Naik brings the symbols and meanings of henna to life — and there’s even a visit to Strathmore’s Skin exhibit, where Bhavna’s work is exhibited.
  • Artist Trading Cards: Mini Masterpiece. Miniature masterpieces made from pastels, collage, watercolors, markers and acrylics. This workshop includes a tour of Strathmore’s exhibit, Fine Art in Miniature, for inspiration as children create collectable 2.5” x 3.5” works of art.
  • Black & White Printmaking
. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Students sketch out ideas while touring Strathmore’s Grayscale exhibit, then learn a combination charcoal drawing/black and white printmaking lesson using Styrofoam, acrylics, block ink, rollers, canvas and more.

Wednesday/Dec. 12

Charm City Klezmer Band. 7:30 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Tickets: $15. The family band Michael S. Raitzyk and Charm City Klezmer celebrate the Festival of Lights with a jubilant, jazzy twist in a special Hanukkah program featuring a variety of Yiddish theatre, klezmer and Jewish-themed music. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Thursday/Dec. 13

Violin Concert. 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. Tickets $25-$55. Mark O'Connor shares the holiday songs of his childhood-a wondrous mixture of Christmas carols and traditional American music that encompass the spirit of An Appalachian Christmas. Audience members can join a pre-concert lecture with Mark O'Connor at 6:30 p.m. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Mark O'connor Strings Method For String Teachers. 2-3:30 p.m. The virtuoso violinist, equally at home in folk and classical music, reveals his American Classics strings teaching method and makes the case for classical music training that explores the American canon as well as improvisation and jams. For orchestra directors and string teachers. Mansion at Strathmore (Shapiro Music Room), 5301 Tuckerman Ln. Free, but registration required at www.strathmore.org.

Saturday/Dec. 15

Christmas Music Event. 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. Tickets $25-$95. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Jazz Vocal Intensive: Scat Singing 101
. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Join an exploration of the improvisational technique known as scatting. Start with an understanding of what scatting actually is. For adults. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Call 301-581-5200 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Sunday/Dec. 16

Jazz Orchestra Holiday. 3:30, 5:15 and 7:30 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Tickets $25. The 17-piece Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra gathers some of Washington's best musicians to bring some swing to the holidays. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Family Christmas Sing-Along. 4 p.m. Strathmore's Grammy-winning music educator Betty Scott and Artist in Residence alums, the charming Sweater Set, will have families and friends singing holiday hits in harmony with Strathmore's rousing sing. Revelers will sing holidays classics such as "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Nuttin' for Christmas" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." At Music Center, Room 402, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. Tickets $10. Visit www.strathmore.org.

Wednesday/Dec. 19

18th Street Singers Christmas Concert. 7:30 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Tickets: $15. The 18th Street Singers take Strathmore up a few blocks to 34th Street with a Christmas concert that brings over 50 members of this eclectic, D.C.-based choral group together to sing festive favorites of the season. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Thursday/Dec. 20

Charm City Klezmer Band. 7:30 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Tickets: $15. The family band Michael S. Raitzyk and Charm City Klezmer celebrate the Festival of Lights with a jazzy twist in a Hanukkah program featuring a variety of Yiddish theatre, klezmer and Jewish-themed music. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

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.

Sunday/March 3

Strathmore Show: Pianist Alain LeFèvre. 4 p.m. The Canadian pianist will perform the Washington premiere of Francois Dompierre’s “24 Preludes,” written for and dedicated to the pianist by the composer. The Mansion at Strathmore 10701 Rockville Pike. Visit www.strathmore.org.

Sunday/March 10

Strathmore Show: Dan Tepfer and Ben Wendel. 7:30 p.m. This jazz duo of piano and saxophone offers a unique sound, and this pair of critically acclaimed artists takes the sonic adventure even further. Join them for the release of their new CD. The Mansion at Strathmore 10701 Rockville Pike. Visit www.strathmore.org.

Friday/March 15

Strathmore Show: Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. Exploring the borders of contemporary classical music, indie rock, and other diverse musical forms, this ensemble combines flute, clarinet, electric guitar, double bass and piano. The Mansion at Strathmore 10701 Rockville Pike, Visit www.strathmore.org.

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.