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Rockville’s Wednesday Farmers Market. 11-2 p.m. in Rockville Town Center. Visit www.rockvillemd.g...

Potomac Village Farmers Market. Thursdays, 2-6:30 p.m. at Potomac United Methodist Church, at Falls Road and Democracy Boulevard. Through November. Visit www.potomacvillag...

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

Pike Central Farmers Market. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 11806 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Call 301-775-6402.

Rockville’s Saturday Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Rockville Town Center. Visit www.rockvillemd.g...

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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Photograph Exhibit. Saturdays 1-4 p.m. and Sundays 1-8 p.m. at Photoworks Gallery and Photography School, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard. Through Tuesday, Sept. 3, see photographs by The Master Darkroom class. Visit www.glenechophotoworks.com or email gaylesue@me.com.

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.

Wednesday/July 31

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

Thursday/Aug. 1

Backyard Theater for Children. 9:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. at Backyard Theater Stage at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Taikoza will give a glimpse into the music and culture of Japan. $8/person; free for children 2 and under. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

Musical and Spoken Word Performances. 7 p.m. at Kaplan Gallery in VisArts, 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville. Poet Sean Enright and bluegrass musician Michael Winch and the New Time Orchestra will be performing. Free to the public. Visit www.visartsrockville.org.

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

Concert. 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Hear music by Natalie Cole. $35-$95. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

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. 2

Puppet Slam. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. $15. Visit www.strathmore.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. Cosmic Otters provides music. $10/adult; $5/17 and under. Visit www.fridaynightdance.org for more.

Concert. 8 p.m. at Rockville Rooftop, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Higher Hands will be performing. Doors open at 6 p.m. tickets are $10. Visit www.rockvillerooftoplive.com or call 240-450-2405.

Saturday/Aug. 3

Puppet Show. 10 a.m.-noon at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Children ages 8-12 can create their own puppet show, complete with handmade rod puppets and scripted skit. $25. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

Panel Discussion. 3-4:30 p.m. at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Artists and educators will discuss new transformations of theater through puppetry. Free, but tickets required. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

Tribute to Wayne Shorter. 8 p.m. at Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Trumpeter-composer David Weiss and his band, Endangered Species, plus Wallace Roney Orchestra pay tribute. $25-$35. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

Sunday/Aug. 4

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

Puppet Performance. 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at City Dance Studio 405 Theater at Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Blair Thomas & Company will perform “Hard Headed Heart.” $15. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

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

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.

Music Performance. 7 p.m. at Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Rodrigo Y Gabriela perform featuring Alex Wilson. $58-$68. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

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

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.

Thursday/Aug. 22

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

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.

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.

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.