Loriann Signori presents her exhibition, “between silences,” on Friday, Dec. 8 from 6-8 p.m. at at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda, Call 301-215-7990 for more.
Potomac December 2017
Christmas Tree Sale. Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department, Station 10, 8001 River Road. Call 301-365-2255 or visit www.cjpvfd.org.
Santa on Fire Engines Toy Collection. A procession of fire engines run by the Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department, carry Santa on a tour of Potomac neighborhoods over the course of several evenings in December, collecting unwrapped new toys for needy children. Call 301-365-2255 or visit www.cjpvfd.org.
Mystery in the Library. 4-6 p.m. at the Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. A mystery where the king is missing and everyone can play a part. Call 240-777-0690 for more.
Meet the Artist. 6-8 p.m. at at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. Loriann Signori presents her exhibition, “between silences,” featuring her landscape paintings. Call 301-215-7990 for more.
Saralyn Musical Troupe. 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. at Great Falls Tavern, 11710 MacArthur Blvd. Performances include songs on the mandolin, guitar, and banjo. Call 301-767-3714 for more.
Montgomery Community Media Presents the Nutcracker. 4 p.m. at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Manakee St., Rockville. Visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/ for more.
A Winter Concert. 7 p.m. at the at Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda. Presented by the National Institutes of Health Community Orchestra and Chorus. Free. Visit www.nihco.org for more.
The Mini-Nut. 8 p.m. at Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. An abbreviated version of The Nutcracker, designed to introduce children to the performance by the Maryland Youth Ballet. $18 children, $23 adults. At-the-Door: $20 children, $25 adults. Visit www.marylandyouthballet.org for more.
Jingle Bell Jog. 9-10:30 a.m. at the Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive. Registration is free for Montgomery County Road Runners Club, $10 for non-members and $5 for non-members under 18. See www.mcrrc.org.
Jazz Jam Session. 3-5:30 p.m. at the Potomac River Jazz Club, at Normandie Farm Restaurant, 10710 Falls Road, Rockville. Bring instruments and sit in with the Conservatory Classic Jazz Band during the first set. Or just drop in to listen to the great sounds of classic jazz, Dixieland, and swing. $10 admission, free for jammers and students. Call 301-762-3323, or visit prjc.org.
Living Nativity by St. James' Youth. 6-7:30 p.m. in front of St. James' Episcopal Church, 11815 Seven Locks Road. The youth group will recreate the story of the Nativity with carols, cider, cookies and a petting zoo. Visit stjamespotomac.org/ or call 301-762-8040.
Holiday Party. 1-3 p.m. at Damascus Senior Center, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Celebrate the holiday season and the New Year with light refreshments and a toast to the New Year. Free. Call 240-777-6995 for more.
Pre Teen Winter Party. 9:15-11 p.m. at Potomac Community Recreation Center, 11315 Falls Road, Potomac. Join other middle schoolers for games and snacks, featuring DJ Eli. $5. Call 240-777-6956 for more.
Holiday Fair and Puppet Show. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Gwendolyn Coffield Community Recreation Center, 2450 Lyttonsville Road, Silver Spring. Family festivity featuring “Santa’s Workshop” presented by Blue Sky Puppet Theater. Free. Visit ActiveMONTGOMERY.org or call 240-777-4900 for more.
Mountain Dulcimers of Northern Virginia. 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Great Falls Tavern, 11710 MacArthur Blvd. Visitors may try their hand at playing a mountain dulcimer, percussion instrument, or simply sing along. Call 301-767-3714 for more.
Artist Demonstration. 3-5 p.m. at at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda, Loriann Signori demonstrates her techniques for landscape paintings. Call 301-215-7990 for more.
Handel’s “Messiah.” Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. at the Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Led by Artistic Director Stan Engebretson, the concert will feature the Philharmonic’s nearly 200 voice all-volunteer Chorale, as well as soloists Esther Heideman (soprano); Yvette Smith (mezzo-soprano); Norman Shankle (tenor); and Trevor Scheunemann (baritone). $28-$88. Visit www.nationalphilharmonic.org or call 301-581-5100.
Jingle Bells That Rock. 1:30-3 p.m. at the North Potomac Senior Center, 13860 Travilah Road, Rockville. Holiday tunes led by the North Potomac Amazing Senior Singers. Free. Call 240-773-4805 for more.
Family Painting Fun. 2-5 p.m. at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Suite 300, Rockville. Blank 16-inch-by-20-inch canvas, acrylic paint, brushes, easel, and aprons provided. Visit www.visartsatrockville.org/ for more.