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Potomac Calender

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Mommy & Me (& Daddy, Too). Third Tuesday each month. 10 a.m. at Rockville Town Square. Meet for a morning out with active learning and creative play with lunch specials, story time, arts and crafts, sing-a-longs, prizes and more. Visit rockvilletownsquare.com/events/mommy-and-me. On the Square: Aug. 20, Sept. 17 and Oct. 15.

Art Exhibition. The Art Glass Center Gallery's ongoing exhibitions feature the work of resident artists Diane Cabe, Christine Hekimian, Sue Hill, Michele Rubin, Sherry Selevan, Bev and Zayde Sleph and Janet Wittenberg. Sculpture, vessels, functional art, and jewelry are also for sale. Classes are taught year-round for beginner, intermediate and advanced students. Fridays 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sundays noon-4 p.m. At Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call 301-634-2273 or visit www.artglasscenteratglenecho.org.

Glassworks. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Glassworks is the D.C. area's first glass school. Classes are taught year-round for both new and advanced students. At Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call 301-634-2280 or visit www.innervisionglassworks.com.

Photoworks. Photoworks is a resource for both student and professional photographers to develop their talents through classes, workshops, and exhibitions. Open Saturdays 1-4 p.m., Sundays 1-8 p.m., and during all scheduled classes and workshops. At Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call 301-634-2274 or visit www.glenechophotoworks.org.

Wednesday/Aug. 7

Interactive Science Show. 10:30 a.m. at Friends of the Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive. Storytellers, the “Scientellers,” will teach science by telling a lively and interactive story. Each of these shows will feature an opportunity for some audience members to volunteer and help the performers. Open to the public. Visit www.sciencetellers.com or call 240-777-0980.

Thursday/Aug. 8

Author Discussion. 7 p.m. at the Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive. Susan Coll, the author of novels ‘Beach Week’ and ‘Acceptance’, will be speaking. She has written for the Washington Post, NPR.org, and many more. Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/libraries.

Concert. 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Hear music by Rockville Swing Band. Free. 301-634-2222.

Blues Dance. 8:15 p.m. lessons start, dancing from 9-11:30 p.m. in the Ballroom Annex, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $8. Capital Blues presents the dances. Visit www.capitalblues.org for more.

Friday/Aug. 9

Art Walk in the Park. 6-8 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Enjoy open studios, demonstrations and more. Free. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Contra Dance. 7:30 p.m. lessons start; 8:30 -11:30 p.m. dancing at Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. The Glen Echo Open Band provides music. $10/adult; $5/17 and under. Visit www.fridaynightdance.org for more.

Friday-Saturday/Aug. 9-17

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. Visit www.mcagfair.com for times, location and more.

Saturday/Aug. 10

Family Days. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lockhouse 25. Families can participate in hands-on programs to learn about the C&O canal. Free. Designed for children in grades K-6.

Swing Dance. 8 p.m.-midnight at Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Features music by Boilermaker Jazz Band. $18. Visit www.flyingfeet.org for more.

Sunday/Aug. 11

Ballroom Dance. 3-6 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Dance to live music by Hot Society Orchestra of Washington. All ages. $14. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Argentine Tango. 6:30-11 p.m. at Ballroom Annex, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. DJ Rene Davila will mix the music. $15/person; $10/dance only. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Contra Dance. 7-10:30 p.m. at Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $13/nonmember; $10/member; $5/17 and under. Visit www.fsgw.org for more.

Monday/Aug. 12

Animation Class. 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Children and teens ages 11 and older can take a weeklong class and learn how to make artwork come alive. $275 for the week includes supplies. To register visit www.glenechopark.org or 301-634-2226.

Friday/Aug. 16

Balboa DJ Dance. 8:30-11:30 p.m. at Ballroom Annex at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $10. Visit www.americanswing.org or glenechopark.org for more.

Saturday/Aug. 17

Life with Small Dogs Workshop. 1:30 p.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 6030 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda. Jill Siegel of Bichon Frise Rescue will discuss these small dog issues such as housetraining, nutrition, health, safety, grooming, and even behavior problems. Leave pets at home. Visit http://yourdogsfriend.org/free-workshops/ or call 301-983-5913.

Swing Dance. 8 p.m.-midnight in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Live music from Craig Gildner Big Band with special guest Adrian Cunningham. $18. Visit glenechopark.org for more.

Sunday/Aug. 18

Waltz Dance Workshop. 2:45 and 3:30 p.m. at the Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, Md. Band: Quartetto con Brio will be playing the music. Entrance fee is $10, no partner required. Visit www.waltztimedances.org or call 301-634-2222.

DJ Swing Dance. 8-10 p.m. at McGinty’s Public House, 911 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring. Free. Music by DJ Dabe Murphy.

Argentine Tango. 6:30-11 p.m. at Ballroom Annex, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. DJ Rene Davila will mix the music. $15/person; $10/dance only. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Contra and Square Dance. 7-10:30 p.m. at Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $13/nonmember; $10/member; $5/17 and under. Visit www.fsgw.org for more.

Thursday/Aug. 22

Ice Cream Social. 6:30-8 p.m. Park Potomac development, off Seven Locks, between Montrose Road and Wootton Parkway. To benefit Interfaith Works. $10/person and donation of new backpack or school supplies to help needy Montgomery County students.

Concert. 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Hear music by Washington Revels Gallery Voices. Free. 301-634-2222.

Blues Dance. 8:15 p.m. lessons start, dancing from 9-11:30 p.m. in the Ballroom Annex, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $8. Capital Blues presents the dances. Visit www.capitalblues.org for more.

Friday/Aug. 23

Contra Dance. 7:30 p.m. lessons start; 8:30 -11:30 p.m. dancing at Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. In Wildness provides music. $10/adult; $5/17 and under. Visit www.fridaynightdance.org for more.

Saturday/Aug. 24

Basie’s Birthday Bash. Swing Lessons at 8 p.m. followed by hot-sock dancing from 9 p.m.- midnight. Performance by the Tom Cunningham Orchestra. At the Spanish Ballroom Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo. $15 for adults over 12, $8 for children over 4. Contact tom@tomcunningham.com or info@glenechopark.org.

Saturday-Sunday/Aug. 24-25

Art Exhibit. Noon-5 p.m. at the Glen Echo Yellow Barn Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Artist Alex Tolstoy presents “Landscapes Plus,” a collection of impressionistic watercolors featuring primarily landscapes. Reception scheduled for Aug. 24 from 5-6:30 p.m. in the gallery. Call 301-371-5593 or visit yellowbarnstudio.com.

Monday/Sept. 5

Public Forums on Health Care Reform. 7 p.m. at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemore Lane. The forum will address the impact of the Affordable Care Act on residents ages 19-64 and insurance coverage and assistance available through Maryland’s new health exchange. A question and answer session will follow the forum. Registration not required. Visit www.marylandhbe.com.

Thursday/Sept. 12

Friends of the Library Presentation. 12:30 p.m. at Potomac Library community room, 10101 Glenolden Drive. Great Decisions is a program in which local groups gather to discuss topics associated with foreign policy. This meeting the topic will be Iran. Brown bag lunches encouraged. Visit www.folmc.org.

Sunday/Sept. 15

Run for Recovering Heroes 5K & 10K benefit. 3:30 p.m. Registration ends after Sept. 14. To register visit www.safetyandhealthfoundation.org/heroes. Race takes place at the Carderock Recreation Area, Clara Barton Parkway, Carderock. $40. Packet pick-up opens at 2:30 p.m day of the race. Sponsorships are still available as well, to sponsor Run For Recovering Heroes, contact race organizer Elizabeth McClure 202-617-5708, e.r.bellingrath@gmail.com.

Saturday/Sept. 28

5K Oktoberfest Run. 9 a.m. at the German School Washington D.C., 8617 Chateau Drive, Potomac. Starts with a 5K followed by a 1K fun run for children, capped off with a traditional Oktoberfest celebration. Visit www.dswashington.org/run or email Susanne Rosenbaum at srosenbaum@dswash.org.

Sunday/Sept. 29

Bicycle Farm Tour. Starts between 9 - 11 a.m. at Poolesville Golf Course, 16601 West Willard Road. Five different courses offered for various levels of difficulty. Following all rides at 12:30 a community picnic will be held at Kingsbury’s Orchard. Registration is required and costs $10. Visit www.potomacpedalers.org.

Thursday/Oct. 3

Friends of the Library Presentation. 12:30 p.m. at Potomac Library community room, 10101 Glenolden Drive. Great Decisions is a program in which local groups gather to discuss topics associated with foreign policy. This meeting the topic will be China in Africa. Brown bag lunches encouraged. Visit www.folmc.org.

Saturday/Oct. 5

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. D.C. native Cathy Ponton King and her band will perform songs off her new CD “The Crux” long with blues guitarist Bobby Parker. Call 240-330-4500 or email soulspeech@hotmail.com.

Thursday/Nov. 7

Friends of the Library Presentation. 12:30 p.m. at Potomac Library community room, 10101 Glenolden Drive. Great Decisions is a program in which local groups gather to discuss topics associated with foreign policy. This meeting the topic will be threat assesment. Brown bag lunches encouraged. Visit www.folmc.org.