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Megan Dominy and Bradley Foster Smith in Imagination Stage’s “From Here to There.”

‘From Here to There’

Imagination Stage brings Natasha Holmes, director and cofounder of Tell Tale Hearts Children’s Touring Theatre Company, all the way from the United Kingdom to mount a new production of “From Here to There” as part of the My First Imagination Stage season. This North American premiere will introduce Imagination Stage and its audiences to “free play” as an aspect of live performance.

“From Here to There,” a play about building bridges, is an imaginative, visual, and creative piece of theatre involving puppetry, comedy, live music, and poetry. Using simple boxes, sonic tubes, and construction paper, two actors, who enjoy doing very different things, create a make believe world that bridges together their opposite interests. Performances are followed by a “free play” session, in which the actors invite the children to join them onstage to explore some of the materials and build their own bridges or towers.

From Here to There runs in Imagination Stage’s Christopher and Dana Reeve Studio Theatre, March 6 - April 14 at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Appropriate for ages 2-5, 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. Imagination Stage is located at 4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda.

Email community entertainment events to almanac@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is Thursday at noon. Photos and artwork encouraged.

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. 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. 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.

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 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.

Through March 31

Exhibit. “Crossing the Distance’ brings together emerging contemporary artists in a cultural exchange. Presents a wide-range of media. Located at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Free. Visit www.visartscenter.org or 301-315-8200.

Exhibit. See B.G. Muhn’s “Accidental Reality” at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Browse his paintings, which float between abstraction and representation, presence and absence. Free. Visit www.visartscenter.org or 301-315-8200.

Through April 22

Exhibit. See “Adding In, Taking Away” at Gallery Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Road. Features works by local artists including Pauline Jakobsberg of Potomac. Each of the processes used by these artists requires that they add in — ink, oil, stone, wood — or take it away. Free. 301-299-7087.

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.

Through March 24

Theater Performance. Potomac Theatre Company presents “Blithe Spirit” at Blair Family Center for the Arts, Bullis School, 10601 Falls Road. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. $20/adults; $18/students, seniors. 301-299-8571 for reservations.

Wednesday/March 13

Jazz Vocalist. 7:30 p.m. at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Inegriti Reeves performs jazz standards with original flare and modern harmonies. $15. Visit www.strathmore.org.

Thursdays/March 14 through May 9

Handbuilding with Clay. 4:30-6:30 p.m. 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. $260. Visit www.visartscenter.org or call 301-315-8200 to register.

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.

Stand-Up Comedy. 8-9:30 p.m. at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Headline is Mike Lawrence and features Kat Timpf. $15. Visit www.visartscenter.org or 301-315-8200.

Balboa DJ Dance. 8:30 p.m., lessons start; 9-11:30 p.m., dancing at Ballroom Backroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $10/person. Visit www.gottaswing.com for more.

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.

Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St. More than 20 dealers will have gems, minerals and more for sale; plus exhibits, raffle, workshops and more. Visit www.glmsmc.com/show. $6/person 12 and older; free for children and scouts in uniform.

Young Strings Competition Concert. 5 p.m.: The Symphonette at Landon School presents the finals of its annual Young Strings Competition. The competition will feature five finalists: John Kirchenbauer, a junior at Washington Lee High School; Andrew Kwon, a senior at Centennial High School; Jackie Lin a senior at Centreville High School; Janie Shih, a junior at River Hill High School; and Hana Takemoto, a freshman at Atholton High School. Free admission for all. At Mondzac Performing Arts Center at Landon School, 6101 Wilson Lane. Call 301-320-1090 or visit www.landon.net/symphonette.

Saturdays/March 16 through May 4

Sculpture Class. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. $180 for the class. Visit www.visartscenter.org or call 301-315-8200 to register.

Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St. More than 20 dealers will have gems, minerals and more for sale; plus exhibits, raffle, workshops and more. Visit www.glmsmc.com/show. $6/person 12 and older; free for children and scouts in uniform.

English Country Dance. 2:30-5:30 p.m. at Ballroom Annex at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. All ages and abilities can get instruction and then take turns around the dance floor. $10/person. Visit www.glenecho.org for more.

Waltz Dance. 2:45-6 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. All ages can take a lesson and then dance to live music by Some Assembly. $10. Visit www.waltztimedances.org for more.

Argentine Tango. 6:30-11 p.m. at Ballroom Annex, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $15 with lesson; $10/dance only. DJ Rene mixes the music. Visit www.glenecho.org for more.

Contra and Square Dance. 7-10:30 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Lesson at 7 p.m. followed by live music by Sassafrass Stomp. $13/nonmember; $10/FSGW member; $5/17 and under. Visit www.fsgw.org for more.

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.

Thursday/March 21

Seminars. 6-8 p.m. at Hopkins & Porter, 12944-C Travilah Road, #204. Workshops will discuss additions, ways to open up a floor plan and more. Free. Space is limited to 15 participants. Call 301-840-9121 to register.

Music in the Mansion. 7:30 p.m. at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Mattias Jacobsson will perform Johannes Sebastian Bach’s “Lute Suites” on the guitar. $30. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

Friday/March 22

Opening Reception. 6-9 p.m. see “Mirror to the World 2013” at Photoworks Gallery at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Free. 301-634-2274.

Performance. Doors open at 8 p.m., performance at 8:30 p.m. at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Urban Arias will perform three short operas, including Gabriel Kahane’s “Craigslistlieder,” songs set to actual Craigslist ads. $20/online; $22/door. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

March 22 through April 28

Photography Exhibit. See “Mirror to the World 2013” at Photoworks Gallery at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Free. 301-634-2274.

Saturday/March 23

“Beautiful Moments.” Juliya Invanilova and Olga Bolgar will present their artworks inspired by beautiful places, people and objects around the world at Glen Echo Yellow Barn Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., from noon-5 p.m. Free. 301-371-5593.

Theater Performance. 3 p.m. Natya Bharati presents Rahul Varma’s “Bhopal” (a full-length play in English) performed by Epic Actor’s Workshop at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theater, Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. The play reveals the human stories within the complex political and economic web in the explosion at Union Carbide’s chemical plant in Bhopal, India. Tickets are $16-30. Visit www.natyabharati.org.

Bethesda Film Fest. 8 p.m. at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Features short documentaries by local filmmakers. $10 online at www.bethesda.org. 301-215-6660.

Spring Concert. 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, Rockville. The Maryland Youth Ballet performs. $22/adult; $18/children, student and senior advance tickets. $25/adult; $20/child, student and senior at the door. Visit www.marylandyouthballet.org or 301-608-232 for more.

Sunday/March 24

“Beautiful Moments.” Juliya Invanilova and Olga Bolgar will present their artworks inspired by beautiful places, people and objects around the world at Glen Echo Yellow Barn Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., from noon-5 p.m. Free. 301-371-5593.

Spring Concert. 1 p.m. at Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, Rockville. The Maryland Youth Ballet performs. $22/adult; $18/children, student and senior advance tickets. $25/adult; $20/child, student and senior at the door. Visit www.marylandyouthballet.org or 301-608-232 for more.

101 Years of Broadway. 7 p.m. at Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Neil Berg and performers present a revue honoring theatre with songs from “Les Miserables,” “Fiddler on the Roof” and more. Visit www.strathmore.org to purchase tickets.

Through March 24

Exhibit. See Nancy Donnelly’s “Transmission” exhibit at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Features kiln-shaped glass sculptures, steel and more. Free. Visit www.visartscenter.org or 301-315-8200.

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.

Tuesday/March 26

Advanced Master Darkroom Printing. A new class with Frank Herrera starts at Photoworks at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Visit www.glenechophotoworks.org to register.

Wednesday/March 27

Jazz Vocalist. 7:30 p.m. at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Inegriti Reeves performs jazz standards with original flare and modern harmonies. $15. Visit www.strathmore.org.

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.

Thursday/April 4

Documentary Photography Class. Sora DeVore will lead a series of projects at Photoworks at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Visit www.glenechophotoworks.org to register.

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.

Friday/April 12

Music Performance. Cameron Carpenter will perform at 8 p.m. at Strathmore. He will play the organ. Visit www.strathmore.org or 301-581-5100 for tickets.

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. Visitwww.holychild.org/tigertrot to register.

Friday/April 19

Performance. See “Peter Pan” at 7:30 p.m. at Churchill High School. $20/adults; $10/senior, child. Purchase tickets at www.wchsarts.com.

Saturday/April 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.

Performance. See “Peter Pan” at 7:30 p.m. at Churchill High School. $20/adults; $10/senior, child. Purchase tickets at www.wchsarts.com.

Thursday-Friday/April 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.