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A group of food trucks operating in Montgomery County has a website making it easier find out where they will be. Visit MoCofoodtrucks.com, then click on the logo of any food truck to locate it. The site currently lists 16 trucks in the area, several of which have stops in Bethesda.

Rockville's Saturday farmers market is open in Rockville Town Center, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Offerings include farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, bedding plants, cut flowers, preserves, honey herbs, baked goods and more. Visit www.rockvillemd.g... Wednesday farmers market, in Rockville Town Center, is open for the season from 11-2 p.m. Visit www.rockvillemd.g...

Kensington farmers market, Saturdays 8 a.m.-noon. at Kensington train station parking lot on Howard Avenue. 301-949-2424.

Pike Central farmers market, Saturdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 11806 Rockville Pike, Rockville. 301-775-6402.

Ongoing

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: July 16, 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.

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.

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Perspectives by Dennis O’Keefe Perspectives: A Photography Exhibition Photoworks Gallery and Photography School in historic Glen Echo Park presents Perspectives: A Photography Exhibition by Dennis O'Keefe and Sarah Hood Salomon where abstract art and photography intersect. The show runs June 14-July 22. Salomon, a photographer and writer living in Bethesda, uses camera motion and slow shutter speeds in order to compress transitional qualities of light into one image. By moving the camera while the shutter is open, light is formed into specific 'brush strokes.' Gallery hours are Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. and Sundays, 1-8 p.m. Photoworks Gallery and Photography School at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo. Visit www.glenechophotoworks.org.

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.

ARTS8 is a group of eight Artists in Residence at the Stone Tower Gallery, Yellow Barn, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Bvld. They can be visited while working and showing their art, during June. Open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday, noon-5 p.m. The art runs the gamut from purely abstract to representational. Visit www.glenechopark.org/ARTS8 for more.

Exhibit. See Christine Ferrera’s exhibit “Between You and Me” on display through Sunday, July 7 at Gibbs Street Gallery at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. The exhibit is a collection of performance work that contemplates art, humor and feminism. Free. Visit www.visartscenter.org or call 301-315-8200.

Photography Exhibition. Dennis O'Keefe and Sarah Hood Salomon show their work at Photoworks Gallery and Photography School in Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard through July 22. Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. and Sundays,1-8 p.m. Gallery appointments available. Visit www.glenechophotoworks.org or email Lisa Murphy at murphymail5@comcast.net or Gayle Rothschild at gaylesue@me.com.

Faculty Invitational Exhibition. Noon-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through July 21, at Popcorn Gallery in Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. The exhibit includes works by resident artists and instructors alongside works by their selected students. Free. Visit www.glenechopark.org or 301-634-2222.

Art Exhibit. Through Saturday, July 27, see “Speed and Pressure” in the Kaplan Gallery at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Free. Visit www.visartscenter.org or call 301-315-8200.

Art Exhibit. Leah Cooper presents “Drawing the Undifferentiated” through Saturday, July 27 at Common Ground Gallery at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Free. Visit www.visartscenter.org or call 301-315-8200.

Theater Performance. See “Mouse on the Move” at Imagination Stage’s Christopher and Dana Reeve Studio Theater. Performances are 10:30 a.m. or 11:45 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through July 28. Appropriate for children ages 1-5. $10-$12/person with $5 lap seat for children under 12 months. Purchase tickets at www.imaginationstage.org or 301-280-1660.

Theater Performance. Through Sunday, Aug. 11, see “Peter Pan and Wendy” at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Best for ages 4-11. Tickets start at $12. ASL performance on Sunday, July 14 at 4 p.m. Visit www.imaginationstage.org for tickets.

Art Exhibit. Through Saturday, Aug. 17, see “No Strings Attached,” which examines the role of fine arts in the creation of puppets and marionettes, at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. The exhibit features photography, sculpture, masks and puppets of every size. Free. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

Saturday Fun. Every Saturday through August there will be a new media for a child to try at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Sign up for one or for all, it is not a series. Visit www.visartscenter.org or call 301-315-8200 to register for a class.

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‘Peter Pan and Wendy’ Bethesda becomes Neverland this summer, as Imagination Stage presents “Peter Pan and Wendy,” a swashbuckling adventure with audience participation. Directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer, it is a story in which two young heroes must decide if growing up is really all that bad. “Peter Pan and Wendy” runs in Imagination Stage’s Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner Family Theatre June 26-Aug. 11. Best for ages 4-10, tickets start at $12, and may be purchased online at www.imaginationstage.org, at the Imagination Stage box office, or via phone at 301-280-1660. Group rates are available.

Rockville Town Square offerings include live bands on Friday nights through Sept. 27. Tuesdays are kids' nights through Aug. 20, with entertainment and free food. Wednesdays are movie nights through Aug. 21, and Thursdays are $5 wine tasting nights, with live entertainment and food through Aug. 22.

Summer concert series at Glen Echo Park. Each week there will be a different group performing. The concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo. Call 301-634-2222.

Theatre. Adventure Theatre MTC performances of “Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat,” through Sept. 2. Based on the book by Dr. Seuss, starring Rick Hammerly and narrated by NPR’s Guy Raz. $19. At Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Visit www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org or call 301-634-2270.

Group Bike Ride. Thursday nights through September at 7 p.m. enjoy a bike ride. Meet at Freshbikes Bethesda store, 7626 Old Georgetown Road. All abilities welcome. Free. Visit www.freshbikescycling.com for more.

Thursday/July 11

Free Thursday Concerts. 6-8 p.m. at Veterans Park, corner of Woodmont and Norfolk Avenues, Bethesda. Hear music by 19th Street Band. Visit www.bethesda.org or 301-215-6660.

Backyard Theater for Children. 9:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. at Backyard Theater Stage at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Children’s rock band Milkshake performs. $8/person; free for children 2 and under. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

Concert. 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Hear music by the Hot Society Orchestra of Washington. 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/July 12

Comedy Show. 9 p.m. at Visarts at Rockville 155 Gibbs St Rockville. Headlined by Danny Rouhier and hosted by Rahmein Mostafavi. $15 (pre-sale); $20 (at the door), $50 for four, use promo code: ROCKPACK. Tickets sold at www.coolcowcomedy.com.

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.

Salsa Dance. 8 p.m.-midnight at Ballroom Annex at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $12. Visit www.oohsalsa.com for more.

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Mice take the stage in the 2012 world premiere production of “Mouse on the Move” at Imagination Stage. “Mouse on the Move” runs in Imagination Stage’s Christopher and Dana Reeve Studio Theatre July 6-28 at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays only. Appropriate for ages 1-5, tickets are $10-$12, with a $5 lap seat for children under 12 months. Tickets may be purchased online at www.imaginationstage.org, at the Imagination Stage box office, or via phone at 301-280-1660. In the play, Nellie and Amelia are two adventurous mice ready to explore the world beyond their little mouse-hole. They decide to go to the moon, since it is cat-free and made entirely of delicious, mouth-watering cheese. Like many of Imagination Stage’s shows for this age group, the performance will be a multi-sensory experience and children are given a small suitcase of props with which they help the actors tell the story.

Saturday/July 13

Family Days. 1-3 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 Radio King Orchestra. $18. Visit www.flyingfeet.org for more.

Saturday-Sunday/July 13-14

Art Exhibit. Paintings by Rita Corwin will be presented at the Yellow Barn Gallery at Glen Echo, Saturday, July 13 noon-8 p.m. and Sunday, July 14 from noon-5 p.m. A reception is scheduled Saturday, 6-8 p.m. Call 301-371-5593. The gallery is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo.

Sunday/July 14

Zydeco Dance. 3-6 p.m. at Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. All ages welcome. Music provided by Rusty Metoyer & The Zydeco Krush. $15. Visit www.dancingbythebayou.com for more.

Family Dance. 3-5 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. All ages welcome. $5, age 4 and older. Music by Free Raisins. Visit www.fsgw.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. Music by Free Raisins. $13/nonmember; $10/member; $5/17 and under. Visit www.fsgw.org for more.

Wednesday/July 17

Outdoor Concert Series. 7 p.m. at Gudelsky Concert Pavilion at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Hear music by Alma Tropicalia. Free. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

Thursday/July 18

Free Thursday Concerts. 6-8 p.m. at Veterans Park, corner of Woodmont and Norfolk Avenues, Bethesda. Hear music by Too Many Daves. Visit www.bethesda.org or 301-215-6660.

Backyard Theater for Children. 9:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. at Backyard Theater Stage at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Hip-hop dance troupe Urban Artistry performs. $8/person; free for children 2 and under. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

Concert. 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Hear music by David Schulman, who plays a Zeta electric violin through a loop station. 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/July 19

Concert: Bad Influence. 8 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m. at Rockville Rooftop, 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville. Call 240-450-2405.

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. Sugar Beat provides music. $10/adult; $5/17 and under. Visit www.fridaynightdance.org for more.

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

Saturday/July 20

Puppet Theater. 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. at City Dance Studio 405 Theater at Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. See “Eleventh Finger” presented by Blue Sky Puppet Theatre. $8. Best for ages 5-12. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

Swing Dance. 8 p.m.-midnight at Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Features music by Tom Cunningham Orchestra. $15. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Sunday/July 21

English Country Dance. 2:30-5:30 p.m. at Ballroom Annex, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. All ages welcome. $10. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Waltz Dance. 2:45-6 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Dance to live music by AddisonBleuFonte. $10. Visit www.waltztimedances.org for more.

Family Jazz Day. 3-7 p.m. at Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Hear music from four different jazz bands. Free. 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 and Square Dance. 7-10:30 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $13/nonmember; $10/member; $5/17 and under. Visit www.fsgw.org for more.

Monday/July 22

Cartooning 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 create characters, comic strips and more. $195 for the week includes supplies. To register visit www.glenechopark.org or 301-634-2226.

July 22-Aug. 2

Middle School Art Camp. Richard Montgomery High School, 250 Richard Montgomery Drive. A new art program created to allow students to explore various art mediums. Dates and tuition vary. Visit visartsatrockville.org.

Tuesday/July 23

Concert. 2:30-4 p.m., “The Best Medicine: Laughter” by Mark Hanak. Hosted by Live & Learn Bethesda, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda. 2:30-4 p.m., $15. Register online at www.liveandlearnbethesda.org, call 301-740-6150 or email info@liveandlearnbethesda.org.

Tuesday-Saturday/July 23-27

Bethesda Outdoor Movies. Annual outdoor movie series at corner of Norfolk and Auburn avenues. Call 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org for movie schedule.

Wednesday/July 24

Outdoor Concert Series. 7 p.m. at Gudelsky Concert Pavilion at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Hear music by Trouble Funk. Free. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

Thursday/July 25

Free Thursday Concerts. 6-8 p.m. at Veterans Park, corner of Woodmont and Norfolk Avenues, Bethesda. Hear music by Adrian Duke. Visit www.bethesda.org or 301-215-6660.

“Autism Night Out.” 6-9 p.m. at the Public Safety Training Academy, 9710 Great Seneca Highway. The Montgomery County Police Department and Autism Speaks host an event for families and community members looking to learn more about autism. Contact Laurie Reyes at 301-840-2788 or email laurie.reyes@montgomerycountymd.gov.

Backyard Theater for Children. 9:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. at Backyard Theater Stage at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Pop Ups reinvent ‘80s pop. $8/person; free for children 2 and under. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

Concert. 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Hear music by SongRise, an a capella group based in D.C. 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/July 26

Concert: Moonshine Society. 8 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m. at Rockville Rooftop, 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville. Call 240-450-2405.

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. Coffee Zombies provide music. $10/adult; $5/17 and under. Visit www.fridaynightdance.org for more.

Saturday/July 27

Swing Dance. 8 p.m.-midnight at Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Admission to be determined. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Sunday/July 28

Ballroom Tea 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.

Dutch Crossing Workshop. 4-5:30 p.m. at Ballroom Annex at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Music by Coffee Zombies. $10. Visit www.fsgw.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 Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $13/nonmember; $10/member; $5/17 and under. Visit www.fsgw.org for more.

Sunday/Aug. 4

Riley’s Rumble Half-Marathon. Visit www.mcrrc.org to register and more.

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.

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.

Saturday/ August 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.

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.

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.