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Potomac Calendar: Oct. 24, 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. Sept. 18 and Oct. 16: located on The Plaza; Nov. 20 and Dec. 18: located in The Library, First Floor.

Through October

Potomac Farmers Market. Thursdays. 2-6:30 p.m. Organized by Montgomery County at Potomac United Methodist Church, 9908 South Glen Road, at the corner of Falls Road and Democracy Blvd. 301-792-6054.

Bethesda Freshfarm Market. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fresh fruits, vegetables, organic meats and artisan cheeses. On the first Saturday of each month, Master Gardeners will answer gardening questions, and on the last Saturday of each month a local chef will give cooking demonstrations. At Norfolk Avenue, between Fairmont and St. Elmo Avenues in Bethesda. Call 301-215-6660 or visit

www.bethesda.org.

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.

Thursday/Oct. 25

Art, Henna, and Wine
. 7-10 p.m. Starts with a printmaking experience with Lisa Murphy, then moves to a demonstration and hands-on workshop on traditional henna patterns. Inspired by a highlights tour of Strathmore’s exhibit, Skin, have your hands painted with temporary henna tattoos painted by artist Bhavna Naik. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Call 301-581-5200 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Oct. 25-27

Little Shop of Horrors. 7:30 p.m. Thomas S. Wootton High School players bring life to the story of a 
man-eating plant with “Little Shop of Horrors” at Thomas S. Wootton High School, 2100 Wootton Pkwy. Visit http://www.schooltix.org/wootton, download an order form from www.woottonpatrons-arts.org, visit the box office at Wootton High School, or two hours before show times. Call 301-279-8581. Adults: $12; Students: $8.

Friday/Oct. 26

Strathmore Cabaret: Favorites with a Twist from Cole Porter to Harry Connick, Jr. 6:30 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. Lockheed Martin Lobby. Tickets: $150 per person ($90 tax-deductible). Crooners from Cole Porter to contemporary Harry Connick, Jr. and everywhere in between, Strathmore Cabaret celebrates the ambiance of cabaret with an evening of music, fine dining and fun. RSVP is requested by Friday, Oct. 19. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Casey Driessen: the Singularity Tour. 8 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Tickets $15. Fiddler Casey Driessen makes the Washington, D.C. debut of his new Singularity project at Strathmore. This performance is part of Strathmore's series Storied Strings: The Violin in America. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Saturday/Oct. 27

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.

Zydeco Dance Party. 8:30 p.m.-midnight. Dancing by the Bayou presents Zydeco dancing with Sammy Naquin & Big Easy Zydeco at in the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park. Admission is $15. No partner required. Call Michael Hart at 301-762-6730 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, or visit www.DancingbytheBayou.com. The Glen Echo National Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd.

Art For Paws. 7-10 p.m. Huckleberry Fine Art Gallery, 12051 Nebel St. Art reception, sale, and raffle to benefit Montgomery County Partners for Animal Well-Being. Light refreshments and snacks are served. Free. Email mcpawrsvp@gmail.com to register.

Truck Touch. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Suburban Nursery School has assembled a ton of trucks for kids (and adults) to explore and touch. Food will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit Suburban Nursery School. The event will be held at 7210 Hidden Creek Rd. $5 per person; children under 2 free. Rain or shine. Visit www.suburbannurseryschool.org.

Symposium: Unified Elements of Tattooing
. 2 p.m. Join Paul Roe of British Ink on H Street for a symposium on the art of the tattoo — from ancient Egypt to the present day — in the music room of the mansion. Free. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Call 301-581-5200 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Night At the Mansion. 7-10 p.m. Drop teens ages 11-14 by for an evening of fun: workshops in printmaking and temporary henna tattoos, special snacks, and a super scavenger hunt that takes in parts of the Skin exhibition. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Call 301-581-5200 or visit www.strathmore.org.

BSO: Mozart and Brahms
. 8 p.m. Brahms’ breathtaking Double Concerto is tailor-made for BSO principals Jonathan Carney and Dariusz Skoraczewski. Hear one of Mozart’s great symphonies, No. 35, the “Haffner.” The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Call 301-581-5200 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Celebration Night. 5:30-10:30 p.m. VisArts will commemorate its 25th anniversary with a celebration recognizing the many artists, instructors, partners and collaborators integral to its success in the past and the promise of its future. Visit www.visartscenter.org or call/email Alice Nappy at 301-315-8200 or anappy@visartscenter.org.

Nuno Scarf Workshop. 1-4 p.m. Join local fiber artist Bev Thomas for a three hour nuno felt scarf class. Nuno felt is a fabric made by felting together wool and light weight fabrics, such as silk or cotton. $90. VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs St. Visit wwwvisartscenter.org to register.

Saturday & Sunday/Oct. 27 & 28

CityDance: Christopher K. Morgan & Artists - Spiraling
. 8 p.m. on Oct. 27; 3 p.m. on Oct. 28. CityDance's Resident Company Christopher K. Morgan & Artists will present Spiraling, featuring Morgan's "forward thinking choreography.” The performances will be followed by a discussion with the artists. Approximately 80 minutes. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Call 301-581-5200 or visit www.strathmore.org.

“Explorations” Plein Air and Studio Paintings. noon-6 p.m. Maryland artist Ray Burns will present his plein air and studio paintings featuring landscapes and townscapes from a variety of locations in Montgomery and Frederick counties. The exhibit will be held at the Yellow Barn Gallery. Call 301-371-5593, or the National Park Service, Glen Echo, at 301-492-6229. See some of Ray’s work at www.raymondburnsart.com.

Sunday/Oct. 28

Billy Collins & Mary Oliver. 3 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. Tickets $45-$75. Luminaries Billy Collins and Mary Oliver will share personal favorites and iconic writings from their notebooks. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Dalí Quartet (family performance). 3 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Tickets $18. Families will learn various rhythmic patterns, dance steps and the origin of many of these genres and how they relate to and influence Western classical music. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Dalí Quartet (general performance). 7:30 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore, , 10701 Rockville Pike. Tickets $32. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Haunted House. 4-6 p.m. The Clara Barton Community Center will hold its sixth annual Haunted House at Cabin John, 7425 MacArthur Blvd. Appropriate for 12 and under. Parents should accompany young ones. No charge for entry. Refreshments will be served, and small gift items will be handed out to kids. For adults, a small, separate section will feature frightening things. Call 240-777-4910 or visit www.friendsofclarabartoncommunitycenter.org.

Tuesday/Oct. 30

WPAS: Andras Schiff, piano
. 8 p.m. This performance is made possible through the generous support of Betsy and Robert Feinberg. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Call 301-581-5200 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Tuesdays/Oct. 30 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.

Wednesday/Oct. 31

Family Halloween Party. 4 p.m. A "slightly spooky" storytime for preschoolers and their families. Wear costumes as there will be a costume parade. No registration required.

Tuesday & Wednesday/Oct. 30 & 31

Haunted Tea Party. 1 p.m. Enjoy Afternoon Tea in the cozy atmosphere of The Shapiro Music Room at Strathmore.

 
$28 per person (Stars Price $25.20).
 Pre-paid, non-refundable reservations required. Call 301-581-5108.
 Vegetarian meals are not available.

 The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Call 301-581-5200 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Nov. 2-3

Dance. Hubbard Street 2 & CityDance Conservatory will present two evenings of dance featuring signature repertory from both groups, as well as new works by CityDance Conservatory's 2012-2013 Choreographer-in-Residence Robert Priore and Resident Artist Christopher K. Morgan as well as pieces by Brazilian choreographers Janice Botelho and Alex Neoral. At CityDance Studio Theater, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. Call 301-581-5204. Buy tickets at www.strathmore.org. $25 for adults, $20 for students.

Friday-Sunday/Nov. 2-4

St. Mark Orthodox Church Food Festival & Bazaar. The Bazaar is known for its homemade Russian and Eastern European food specialties, drinks and desserts available. Dine in or carry-out. Shop for breads and other baked goods, cupcakes, candies, religious books and gifts, pottery, jewelry, and handmade gifts. Visit the raffle room or take a guided church tour. Free admission. Discount on hot foods for seniors 65+. Open from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Nov. 2 and Nov. 3, and from noon-4 p.m. on Nov. 4. St. Mark Church is located at 7124 River Road. Call 301-229-6300 or visit www.stmarkoca.org.

Nov. 2 through Dec. 21

Art Exhibition: "An Abstract Approach." Paintings by Lesley Clarke, June Plotkin, and Edith Sievers; ceramics by Karin Abromaitis, and mixed media by Jessica Beels. Opening reception is Sunday, Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free and open to the public. Call 301-299-7087. At Gallery Har Shalom, located at Congregation Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Rd.

Saturday/Nov. 3

Keb' Mo.' 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. Tickets $28-$58. Guitarist/singer/songwriter Keb' Mo' returns to Strathmore in 2012 by popular demand after kicking off the Music Center's 2011 season. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Fiber Art Show & Sale. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Annual sale of wearable art and fiber art supplies by members of the Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery. Scarves, hats, garments, jewelry, yarn, fabrics, notions and gift items will be sold. Bargain tables include gallery-quality items and artists' overstock of equipment, materials and supplies, books and more. Free admission. At St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd. Visit http://www.wearableartfallshow.com.

Annual Children's Concert. 5 p.m. To open its 22nd season, The Symphonette at Landon School will present its annual Children's Concert in the Mondzac Performing Arts Center at Landon School (6101 Wilson Ln.). Tickets are free for students and seniors over 65, and $10 for adults. Visit www.landon.net/symphonette, or call 301-320-1090.

World on a String. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. This is a cross-cultural day of workshops and concerts exploring how music works. There will be a public concert at 7 p.m. World on a String takes place at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring, 10309 New Hampshire Ave. Visit www.freydashands.org/woas/ or email mail@freydashands.org or call 240-339-3655.

Darnestown Presbyterian Church Annual Bazaar. 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Featuring silent auction, crafts, white elephant, women's & children's clothing, antiques, baked goods, Christmas room. At 15120 Turkey Foot Road.

Through Nov. 3

Skin. Strathmore showcases six artists' "body of work," exploring

the transformative properties, cultural significance and artistry of

body modification through tattoo, henna, bodypainting, hair and

makeup. The exhibition features Alex Reinke, with fellow ink authorities Robby Latos and Paul Roe, as well as body painter Craig Tracy, photographers John Borstel and Glenford Nunez, and henna artist Bhavna Naik. An opening reception with nosh and henna art stations will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 7-9 p.m. at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 301-581-5100 or www.strathmore.org.

Nov. 3 & 4

Art Exhibition. noon-5 p.m. Lynn Mehta, an Alexandria-based artist, will present her most recent oil paintings produced “on location and from life” at the Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery in Glen Echo Park. There will be a reception for the artist from 5 –7 p.m. on Nov. 3. This event is open to the public. Contact the Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery at 301-371-5592 or the National Park Service at 301-492-6229.

Sunday/Nov. 4

Symphony of the Potomac. 3 p.m. The concert features music director Joel Lazar, sibelius, Karelia Suite, Rachel Franklin, Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World”. $20 at the door, $15 online at symphonypotomac.org. Ages 18 and under $5. Cultural Arts Center at Montgomery College/Silver Spring, 7995 Georgia Ave. Call 301-984-6390 or email info@symphonypotomac.org.

Tuesday/Nov. 6

Chinese Language Book Club. 6-8 p.m. Potomac Library. 10101 Glenolden Dr. Chinese book discussion in Chinese language. "Essays of Chen Eshan" by Chen Eshan. Ask for the books at the Circulation Desk. No registration required.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.