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Potomac Entertainment Calendar Wednesday, Feb. 20

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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. The Library, First Floor: March 19, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17. On the Square: April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 17 and Oct. 15.

The Puppet Co. at Glen Echo Park has announced its 2012-2013 season. There are favorite fairytale princesses, and a special guest artist with a bilingual twist. 301-634-5380 or www.thepuppetco.org. Alice in Wonderland, Feb. 14-March 10, 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, 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, Thursdays and Fridays at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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.

Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery. Saturdays and Sundays, noon-5 p.m. The Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery presents free exhibitions of emerging artists' work. Each weekend features the work of a different artist. Most artwork is for sale. At Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call 301-371-5593 or visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com.

Science & Nature. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Weekend Nature Programs at Living Classrooms Children’s Museum Living Classrooms Children’s Museum at Glen Echo Park presents engaging science and nature activities for the family. Encounter live animals, take an interpretive hike, explore the indoor anthill and tree slide and more. Free for members/children under 2; $5 for non-members. At Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call 202-488-0627, ext. 242 or visit livingclassroomsdc.org/Site-BasedPrograms.html.

SilverWorks Studio & Gallery. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. SilverWorks Studio & Gallery is a working silversmith studio and includes an ongoing exhibition and sales of the work of artist-in-residence Blair Anderson. At Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call 301-634-2228 or visit www.silverworksglenechopark.org.

Theater Performance. Through March 10, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, showcases “Anime Momotaro,” a Japanese folktale that teaches about inner strength and the ability to stand up against bullying. Tickets range $12-$25 and available online at www.imaginationstage.org or 301-280-1660.

Through March 2

Art Exhibit. Gallery B presents its February exhibition, featuring photographers Howard Clark, Martin Evans, Stephen Hoff and Dave Montgomery. The exhibit will be on display at Gallery B, located at 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday, noon-6 p.m.

Through March 18

Art Exhibit. Photoworks Gallery at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., presents “Signs of Life” by Elizabeth Steuart. See natural and man-made elements woven together in compositions reminiscent of a stage set. Visit www.glenechophotoworks.org for more.

Through March 3

Art Exhibit. Six local printmakers will share their creative journeys using traditional and other techniques with mixed media. In the Popcorn Gallery at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Open Saturdays and Sundays noon-6 p.m. Visit www.glenechopark.org or 301-634-2222.

Through Saturday/April 13

Art Exhibit. See “Pulse: Art and Medicine” at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Multimedia exhibit investigates medicine as an inspiration for art. Visit www.strathmore.org or 301-581-5100.

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.

Tiny Tots. 10 a.m. at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Children up to age 4 can enjoy a short 30-min show. Lights stay on, doors open and everyone has a good time. $5/person including babies-in-arms. Pre-purchase or no-obligation reservations recommended. Visit www.thepuppetco.org or 301-634-5380.

Thursday/Feb. 21 Blues Dance. 8:15-11:30 p.m. at Ballroom Annex at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Capital Blues presents a beginner workshop at 8:15 p.m. with dancing starting at 9 p.m to blues music from every corner of the genre. $8. E-mail info@capitalblues.org for more.

Friday/Feb. 22

Bingo Night. 7-9 p.m. at Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John. $5/bingo card. Prizes can be chosen from an adult or children’s table, with all children receiving a prize at the end of the night. Refreshments will be available for purchase with proceeds benefitting the center. Visit www.friendsofclarabartoncommunitycenter.org or 240-777-4910.

Contra and Square Dance. Lessons at 7:30 p.m. with dancing at 8:30 p.m. to the music of Nor’easter at Spanish Ballroom in Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $12/nonmember; $9/FSGW member. Visit www.fsgw.org for more.

Donate Used Books. Drop off books at Congregation Beth Sholom, 11825 Seven Locks Road, to benefit the new library. 301-279-7010.

Saturday/Feb. 23

Children’s Talk and Tour. 10:15 at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Children ages 5 and up with adult can take part in this free event. Tickets required. Visit www.strathmore.org or 301-581-5100.

Art Talk for Adults. 1 p.m. at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Free. Visit www.strathmore.org or 301-581-5100.

Tiny Tots. 10 a.m. at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Children up to age 4 can enjoy a short 30-min show. Lights stay on, doors open and everyone has a good time. $5/person including babies-in-arms. Pre-purchase or no-obligation reservations recommended. Visit www.thepuppetco.org or 301-634-5380.

Swing Dance. Beginner lesson at 8 p.m. with dancing from 9 p.m.-midnight in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Hear music from Tom Cunningham Orchestra. $15. E-mail info@dclx.com for more.

Art Showcase. Noon-5 p.m. at Glen Echo Park’s Yellow Barn Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Christophe Imbrie displays his voice through colorful abstract art. Free. Visit www.christopherimbrie.com for more.

Sunday/Feb. 24

Performance. 7 p.m. at Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. See pianist Simone Dinnerstein perform Bach and more. Tickets $28-85. Visit www.wpas.org or 202-785-9727.

Tiny Tots. 10 a.m. at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Children up to age 4 can enjoy a short 30-min show. Lights stay on, doors open and everyone has a good time. $5/person including babies-in-arms. Pre-purchase or no-obligation reservations recommended. Visit www.thepuppetco.org or 301-634-5380.

Ballroom Tea Dance. 3-6 p.m. in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. The Hot Society Orchestra of Washington will play music from the 20s, 30s and 40s. $14 includes the lesson at 3 p.m. E-mail dave@hotsociety.net for more.

Argentine Tango. 6:30-11 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Dancers can enjoy hour-long beginner lessons at 6:30 p.m. or intermediate lessons at 7:30 p.m. DJ Rene Davila will provide a mix of traditional and mueovo tango music. $15 includes the lesson; $10 dance only. E-mail ciardo8130@yahoo.com for more.

Contra and Square Dance. Lessons at 7 p.m. with dancing at 7:30 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom in Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $12/nonmember; $9/FSGW member. Visit www.fsgw.org for band information.

Reception. 5-7 p.m. at Glen Echo Park’s Yellow Barn Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Christophe Imbrie displays his voice through colorful abstract art. Free. Visit www.christopherimbrie.com for more.

Book Club. 3-5 p.m. at Beth Sholom Congregation, 11825 Seven Locks Road. Read “The Lost Wife” by Alyson Richman. The author plans to join. Free. E-mail Tanya Lampert at alamp9608@yahoo.com for more.

Book Sale and Purim Carnival. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Congregation Beth Sholom, 11825 Seven Locks Road. Enjoy games, rides, silent auction and lunch. Tickets will be available for purchase. E-mail Tanya Lampert at library@bethsholom.org or 301-279-7010. Proceeds benefit the new library.

Through Feb. 24

Theater Performance. See “Winnie the Pooh” at Adventure Theatre MTC at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Performances: Saturdays, 11 a.m., 2 p.m. or 4:30 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. Tickets $19. More information: 301-634-2270 or adventuretheatre-mtc.org.

Through Feb. 25

Art Exhibit. See local artists’ work in the exhibit “Taking it Outside” at Gallery Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Road. Features paintings, photography and ceramics. Free. 703-299-7087.

Tuesday/Feb. 26

Carnival Day. 4-6 p.m. at Potomac’s Shoe Train in the Cabin John Shopping Mall. Enjoy carnival games, face painting, tattoos and more.

Wednesday/Feb. 27

Music Performance. Artist in Residence Wytold will perform on the electric cello at 7:30 p.m. at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. $15/person. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

Thursday/Feb. 28

Blues Dance. 8:15-11:30 p.m. at Ballroom Annex at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Capital Blues presents a beginner workshop at 8:15 p.m. with dancing starting at 9 p.m to blues music from every corner of the genre. $8. E-mail info@capitalblues.org for more.

Friday/March 1

Family Fun Night. 7-10 p.m. at Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road. Learn about Club Friday with moon bounce, obstacle course, raffle and more. For families with elementary and middle school aged children. Free. 240-777-6960.

Saturday/March 2

Free Workshop. 1:30-3:30 p.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 6030 Grosvenor Lane. Learn how dogs communicate in play settings and more. Free. To register, go to www.yourdogsfriend.info or call 301-983-5913.

Tango Performance and Artist Talk. 3-7 p.m. at Exhibit9 Gallery, 10116 Lloyd Road. $10/advance; $15/door. Proceeds benefit the S. Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. Space is limited. Artists will talk on a variety of mediums. 202-276-9419.

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.

Fused Glass Seder Plate Workshop. 2-6 p.m. at at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Anyone age 12 and up can learn the basics of working with colorful sheet glass, including selecting, cutting and combining to build a complete piece. $175. To register, visit www.visartscenter.org or call 301-315-8200.

Waltz. 2:45 p.m. lesson; 3:30 p.m. dance to the music of Contratopia in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $10. No partner required. Visit www.waltztimedances.org or 301-634-2222.

Monday/March 4

Benefit Concert. 7:30 p.m. at Winston Churchill High School Auditorium. Hear music by the Churchill Wind Ensemble and the Capital Wind Symphony. Proceeds support the middle and high school music programs within the Wootton-Churchill cluster. $10/adult; $5/child; band and orchestra players within the cluster are free. Tickets must be purchased online at www.capitalwindsymphony.org.

March 6 through April 14

Children’s Theater. Imagination Stage and Natasha Holmes, director and cofounder of Tell Tale Hearts Children’s Touring Theatre Company presents “From Here to There,” Tuesdays through Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45a.m. at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Appropriate for children ages 2-5. Tickets are $10-$12 with a lap seat for children under 12 months for $5. Visit www.imaginationstage.org or 301-280-1660.

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.

Performance. 4 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Young Artists of America and the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra presents “Madama Butterfly” and “Miss Saigon.” Tickets range between $20-$40. Visit www.strathmore.org for tickets.

Through March 10

Theater Performance. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, showcases “Anime Momotaro,” a Japanese folktale that teaches about inner strength and the ability to stand up against bullying. Tickets range $12-$25 and available online at www.imaginationstage.org or 301-280-1660.

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.

Cool Cow Comedy. 8 p.m. at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St. Mike Lawrence, seen on Conan and Comedy Central, performs. $15. Visit www.visartscenter.org or www.coolcowcomedy.com for tickets.

Saturday/March 16

Open House. 9 a.m.-noon at Montgomery County Extension, Agricultural History Farm Park, 18410 Muncaster Road, Derwood. Hosted by the Montgomery County Master Gardeners. Sessions include starting a vegetable garden, caring for tools and more. Seed will be available for purchase and trading. Free. Visit http://growit.umd.edu/ClassesAndEvents/Montgomery%20County%20Classes.cfm for more.

Free Special Event. 2-4:30 p.m. at Clara Barton National Historic Site, 5801 Oxford Road, Glen Echo. Enjoy a free performance of “Clara Barton: Red Cross Angel,” then explore the historic home and hear stories about Clara Barton. Free. Reservations required for the performance. 301-320-1410.

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.

Monday/March 25 through Friday/March 29

Kids Create Spring Camp. Children ages 5-12 can learn art techniques from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. $395/child. Extended hours offered. $150/child additional hours. Visit www.visartscenter.org or 301-315-8200 to register.

Saturday/March 30

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at the Strathmore Music Center, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Hear “The Magical Symphony Tour,” music of the Beatles performed with an orchestra. Visit www.strathmore.org for tickets.

Sunday/March 31

Waltz. 2:45 p.m. lesson; 3:30 p.m. dance to the music of Honeysuckle Rose in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $10. No partner required. Visit www.waltztimedances.org or 301-634-2222.

April 3 through May 26

Theater Performance. See “James and the Giant Peach” and “The Magic Finger” at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Best for children ages 4-10. Tickets range between $12-$25. Visit www.imaginationstage.org or 301-280-1660.

Friday/April 5

Gymnastic Exhibition. 7 p.m. at the University of Maryland Comcast Center. See the University of Maryland Gymkana Troupe perform a variety of acts including on the trampoline, using everyday objects like chairs and more. $7/student, faculty and staff at University of Maryland; $8/child 12 and under; $9/adult. Visit gymkana.umd.edu for more.

Saturday/April 6

Gymnastic Exhibition. 7 p.m. at the University of Maryland Comcast Center. See the University of Maryland Gymkana Troupe perform a variety of acts including on the trampoline, using everyday objects like chairs and more. $7/student, faculty and staff at University of Maryland; $8/child 12 and under; $9/adult. Visit gymkana.umd.edu for more.

Sunday/April 14

Tiger Trot 5k Run/Walk. Holy Child, 9029 Bradley Blvd., is hosting a fundraiser to benefit the fitness and wellness programs at the school as well as the Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department. There will be a moon bounce and face painting, medals and more. Visit www.holychild.org/tigertrot to register.

Saturday/Apr. 20

2013 Spring Gala at Strathmore: Michael Feinstein. 9 p.m. The two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award nominee has collected a “S’Wonderful” evening of music celebrating the legacy of George and Ira Gershwin. It promises to be a night that will leave audiences humming immortal Gershwin scores all the way home. The Music Center at Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Visit www.strathmore.org.

Thursday-Friday/Apr. 25-26

Gladys Knight. 8 p.m. Eight-time Grammy winner Gladys Knight has packed many lifetimes into a career that has embraced gold records, sold-out concerts, film performances, and most recently a spin on “Dancing with the Stars.” Order tickets now for the concert, featuring a soul-stirring mix of Gladys Knight’s greatest and newest hits. The Music Center at Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

Saturday/April 27

Music and Dance. The Tom Cunningham Orchestra presents “The Swingin’ Side of Genius (Duke Ellington, 1920s-1940s)” starting with lessons at 8 p.m. and dancing from 9 p.m.-midnight. $15/adult; $8/child. Visit www.glenechopark.org or tomcunningham.com for more.

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.

Friday/May 10

Bela Fleck and Marcus Roberts Trio. 8 p.m. Fleck brings a brilliant collaboration with one of today’s most lauded jazz ensembles, with Marcus Roberts on piano, Jason Marsalis on drums and Rodney Jordan on bass. The Music Center at Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Visit www.strathmore.org.

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.

Saturday/June 29

Reinventing Radio — An Evening with Ira Glass. 8 p.m. Go behind the scenes of the parallel universe that is public radio’s This American Life. In the style that has won millions of radio fans, Ira Glass talks about how it all comes together each week, mixing stories from the show, live onstage, with taped selections of stories, recreating the sound of the show as the audience watches. The Music Center at Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Visit www.strathmore.org.