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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.

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.

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.

Art Exhibit. Through Sunday, June 30 artists from Stone Tower Gallery will showcase work that represents a hint of the aesthetic nuances reflecting some of their broadened cultural backgrounds and influences. Tuesdays through Sundays. Visit www.glenechopark.org/ARTS8 The Stone Tower Gallery is locatedat the Yellow Barn. Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd.

HERITAGE DAYS 2013 and The Civil War Comes to Rockville.

Heritage Days 2013 is right around the corner, so it’s time to start planning your weekend now!

The 16th annual Heritage Days Weekend, sponsored by Heritage Montgomery, will be held on Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30 from noon to 4pm. Family-friendly activities will be offered at over 30 sites around Montgomery County, all open for free. Weekend highlights include:

· Visit the C&O Canal National Historical Park and stop at Lockhouse 10 and Lockhouse 25 (Edward’s Ferry) to learn about the history of the Canal. Hear Civil War-era music performed at Lockhouse 25 throughout the afternoon

· Celebrate local history at Clarksburg Heritage Day with tours, exhibits, music, and children’s activities in the town’s Historic District.

· Discover local railroad history at the Historic Silver Spring B&O Railroad Station and the Gaithersburg Community Museum, a restored 1880s railroad station complex with displays, model railroads, and children’s activities.

· Explore historic Sandy Spring at the Sandy Spring Museum and Sandy Spring Slave Museum, with exhibits and hands-on activities; enjoy a walking tour of the historic village.

A special addition to this year’s Heritage Days is The Civil War Comes to Rockville on Saturday, June 29. This full day of activities (10am to 8:30pm) will commemorate the 150th anniversary of Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart’s march into town on his way to Gettysburg. Programs will include:

· Lectures on the Civil War and African American history in the Grand Courtroom of the historic Red Brick Courthouse

· Concerts by Washington Revels Heritage Voices, Jubilee Voices, and Roustabout String Band at Christ Episcopal Church

· Historic reenactors, craft demonstrations, music, and children’s stories and games at the Beall-Dawson House, plus a visit from “President Lincoln”

· The Federal City Brass Band in concert and parade

· “Civil War and the Underground Railroad” walking tours of historic Rockville

· Reenactment of J.E.B. Stuart’s 1863 ride into town and citizen roundup at Christ Church

· An evening Community Country Dance in the Rockville Town Square

Heritage Montgomery’s partners for The Civil War Comes to Rockville are the City of Rockville, the Conference & Visitors Bureau of Montgomery County, Montgomery County Historical Society, Peerless Rockville, and Washington Revels.

Visit www.HeritageMontg... or call 301-515-0753.

Exhibit. See Christine Ferrera’s exhibit “Between You and Me” on display from Friday, June 21 through Sunday, July 7 at Gibbs Street Gallery at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. The exhibit is a collection of performance work that circuitously 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” from Friday, June 28 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. 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.

Puppets Take Strathmore. Campus-wide summer festival exploring contemporary American puppetry runs through Saturday, Aug. 17. The festival includes performances, workshops and the fine art exhibition No Strings attached, with activities for adults and for children. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

Spectacular 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.

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.

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.

Golf Tournament

2013 AT&T National. Through Sunday, June 30 at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda. Features 120 PGA Tour professionals who will compete for a $6.5 million purse. The event raises funds and awareness for the Tiger Woods Foundation while paying tribute to U.S. armed forces. See www.tigerwoodsfoundation.org or www.usga.org.

Thursday/June 27

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

Opening Reception. 7-9 p.m. 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.

Concert Series. 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. QuinTango will perform. They are a quintet of two violins, bass and piano. Free. Visit www.glenechopark.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.

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

Friday/June 28

Performance. 8 p.m. see Christine Ferrera’s exhibit “Between You and Me” at Gibbs Street Gallery at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. The exhibit is a collection of performance work that circuitously contemplates art, humor and feminism. Free. Visit www.visartscenter.org or call 301-315-8200.

Opening Reception. 6 p.m. Leah Cooper presents “Drawing the Undifferentiated” from June 28 through July 27 at Common Ground Gallery at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Free. Visit www.visartscenter.org or call 301-315-8200.

Cajun/Zydeco Dance. 8:30 p.m.-midnight at Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Mo Mojo will provide the music. $15. Visit www.dancingbythebayou.com for more.

Mary Shaver Band & Popcorn and Pasties. 8 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m. Rockville Rooftop, 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville. Call 240-450-2405

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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.

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.

Heritage Days. Noon-4 p.m. at over 30 sites around Montgomery County, including C&O Canal National Historical Park and Lockhouse 10. All events are free. For detailed information on Heritage Days and The Civil War Comes to Rockville, visit www.HeritageMontgomery.org or call 301-515-0753.

Civil War Comes to Rockville. 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Enjoy lectures at Red Brick Courthouse; concerts at Christ Episcopal Church; re-enactments, crafts, music, stories and more at Beall-Dawson House and other events. It all culminates with a dance in Rockville Town Square. Free. For information visit www.HeritageMontgomery.org or call 301-515-0753.

Performance. 2 p.m. see Christine Ferrera’s exhibit “Between You and Me” at Gibbs Street Gallery at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. The exhibit is a collection of performance work that circuitously contemplates art, humor and feminism. Free. Visit www.visartscenter.org or call 301-315-8200.

Swing Dance. 8 p.m.-midnight in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Live music from Blair Carman and the Belleview Boys. $18/ages 18 and above; $12 ages 11-17; and $10 ages 10 and below. All ages welcome. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Spanish Ballroom Anniversary. 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. As part of Montgomery County Heritage days, celebrate the 80th anniversary of Glen Echo’s Spanish Ballroom with dance lessons, crafts and tours. Free. Call 202-634-2222 or visit www.glenechopark.org.

Family Dance at Spanish Ballroom. 12:30-1:20 p.m. at Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo during Glen Echo Park Heritage Day. No experience needed. Visit www.glenechopark.org/heritage-days-2013 or call 301-634-2222.

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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.

Sunday/June 30

Heritage Days. Noon-4 p.m. at over 30 sites around Montgomery County, including C&O Canal National Historical Park and Lockhouse 10. All events are free. For detailed information on Heritage Days and The Civil War Comes to Rockville, visit www.HeritageMontgomery.org or call 301-515-0753.

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

Music Performance. 4 p.m. at Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Hear international choirs sing choral music. Free. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

Cashore Marionettes. 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. at CityDance Studio 405 Theater at Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Features scenes of everyday life set to music by Vivaldi, Beethoven and more. Best for ages 6 and older. $15. Visit www.strathmore.org for tickets.

July 1-12

Workshop For Teens. The two-week backpack journalism training sessions, offered by non-profit Montgomery Community Media, are for 7th-12th grade students who will learn story composition, shooting and editing. Segments of the students' end products may be included in programs that air on The Montgomery Channel and Access 19. Classes are in Rockville. $300. Visit www.mymcmedia.org.

Thursday/July 4

13th Annual Autism Speaks 5K Run-1 Mile Walk. Annual 5K run and one-mile walk to benefit research on autism 8 a.m. at the Potomac Library, 10101 Glendolden Dr. Post race music, food and prizes. http://events.autismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1054999

4th of July Fireworks. Starting at 7 p.m. at Montgomery College Rockville Campus. Activities include live music starting at 7 p.m., food, and fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Call 240-314-5022 or visit www.rockvillemd.gov/events/independence-day.htm

Friday/July 5

Independence Dance party. 8 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m. at Rockville Rooftop, 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville. Call 240-450-2405

July 6 through July 28

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. 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.

Monday/July 8

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.