Energy Bingo with Larisa Johnson. 1-2 p.m. at Damascus Senior Center, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Energy Bingo is a combination of Bingo and Jeopardy. Participants will learn tips on how to conserve energy in their homes, learn about new efficiency measures they can be taking, and the programs they can participate in through the Empower Maryland program. Free. Call 240-777-6995 for more.
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration. 1-2 p.m. at North Potomac Senior Center, 13860 Travilah Road, Rockville. Dancing, music, food fiesta. Free. Call 240-773-4805 for more.
Meet and Talk with Eleanor Roosevelt. 7-9 p.m. at the Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road. Linda Kenyon performs in a one-woman show tracing the evolution of the former First Lady from a retiring young girl to a wise and purposeful world figure. Call 240-221-1370, email info@ PotomacCommunityVillage.org or check out www.PotomacCommunityVillage.org for more.
Paula Cole in Concert. 7 p.m. at the AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda. Celebrating the release of her new CD “Ballads” and the 20th Anniversary of her landmark album “This Fire.” Visit www.ampbystrathmore.com for more.
Bike Donation Day. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. outside of the Council Office Building parking garage, located at the intersection of East Jefferson and Monroe streets, Rockville. As part of Community Service Week, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is sponsoring a bicycle donation event. Call 240-777-7155 for more.
A Benefit for Homeless Animals. 6-10 p.m. at The William F. Bolger Center,
9600 Newbridge Drive. Dogs in costumes, presented by MCPAW, the Montgomery County Partners for Animal Well-Being. Visit www.mcpaw.org/ for more.
Artists Reception. 7 p.m. at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. Artists behind the “Sent & Received,” exhibit which will feature artwork by service members, veterans and military caregivers that explores the tradition of care packages. The exhibit will also include Combat Paper, works made on paper made from military uniforms, which runs through Nov. 4. Visit www.bethesda.org/bethesda/gallery-b for more.
Oct. 21-Dec. 2
Townscapes: Sketching as a Way of Life. 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the VisArts Center, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Class will be sketching in the blocks surrounding VisArts, weather permitting. In inclement weather, sketching is done inside. Saturday classes. Call 301-315-8200 for more.
Potomac Day. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at 9812 Falls Road, Potomac. Arts and entertainment for all ages, ranging from rides for children to a classic car show and business fair. The highlight is the Potomac Day Parade at 10:30 a.m., featuring hundreds of entrants, including bands, horses, classic cars, school groups, scouting organizations, and candidates for elected office. This is the 35th annual Potomac Day. Free. Call the Potomac Chamber of Commerce at 301-299-2170 or visit www.potomacchamber.org.
Crab Feast Fundraiser. 1-5 p.m at the Hyatt Centric Arlington, 1325 Wilson Blvd. The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad Alumni Association is associated with the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, a community-supported nonprofit organization that provides fire, rescue, and emergency medical services. $45 in advance, $50 at the door. Call 301-442-4136 or visit www.bccrs.org.
Royce Hanson Awards. 3-5 p.m. at the BlackRock Center for the Performing Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown. For recognition of outstanding commitment toward the protection of Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve. $75. Visit www.blackrockcenter.org for more.
Meet the Interior Designers. 11 a.m.-noon at 9004 Congressional Court. Professionals in the fields of design/build, architecture, kitchen and bath and interior design. Featuring Christopher Patrick, www.christopherpatrickinteriors.com; Nancy Twomey, www.finniansmoon.com; and Shawna Underwood, www.sunderwooddesign.com. All panel discussions will be held in the DC Design House’s Ballroom on the lower level and are free with the purchase of a $35 ticket to tour the house.
Afternoon Movie. noon-2 p.m. at Potomac community Center, 11315 Falls Road. Potomac Community Village presents "Smokey Joe's Cafe," celebrating songs of Leiber and Stoller, including "Fools Fall In Love," "Yakety Yak," "Charlie Brown," "Hound Dog," "Love Potion #9," "Stand By Me," "Spanish Harlem," and "Kansas City." Free. Call 240-221-1370 or visit www.PotomacCommunityVillage.org for more.
Light of Unity Festival. 4-5:30 p.m. at the Hanover at Shady Grove Club House, 9300 Corporate Blvd., Rockville. Light of Unity Festival is a series of activities generated at the grassroots level all around the country, which reinforce Baha'u'llah's vision of the oneness of humanity. $200. Email 240-508-6689 or visit bahai.org for more.
Halloween Masquerade. 6-10 p.m. at Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton. For ages 15 and up with disabilities. Costumes recommended for this annual, Therapeutic Recreation Halloween dance. $10. Call 240-777-6870 for more.
Student Art Exhibition. Various times at The Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Students of Gavin Glakas, an artist from Bethesda. Call 240-626-4981 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Philharmonic Chamber Concert. 3 p.m. at the John Kendall Recital Hall, Takoma Park, 7711 Eastern Ave. Potter Violins performing the works of Hugo Wolf, Gabriela Lena Frank, Hamza El Din and Antonin Dvořák. $20. Visit classicalmusicconcert.org for more.
Meet the WWI Author. 3-4:45 p.m. at the Olney Library, 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Road. Judith Welles, author of the book, “Cabin John: Legends and Life of an Uncommon Place,” will present a program called “The Grit and Gusto: Farmerettes and Suffragettes on the Homefront in WWI,” on how women in Maryland rallied to support the farms when men were called to serve during WWI. Contact Clotilde Puertolas by email at Clotilde.Puertolas@montgomerycountymd.gov.
Haunted House. 4-6 p.m at the Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd. Fortune tellers, zombies, games of nerve and steel. Visit www.FriendsCBCC.org or call 240-777- 4910.
Zoe Mulford in concert. 7 p.m. at Focus Bethesda at Positano’s Restaurant, 4948-4940 Fairmont Ave., Bethesda. $15-18. Call www.focusmusic.org for more.
Sound of Music in Concert. 4 p.m. at Dekelboum Concert Hall, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, 8270 Alumni Drive, College Park. Including the original 1959 symphonic orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett. Call 301-405-2787 for more.
Empty Bowls Soup Lunch Tour. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda. At each lunch, about 300 guests will taste unlimited soups from local restaurants, and choose a handcrafted bowl to take home. $35, benefit for the Capital Area Food Bank. Visit capitalareafoodbank.org/empty-bowls for more.
Halloween Party. 6-8 p.m. at Scotland Community Recreation Center, 7700 Scotland Drive. All are welcome to enjoy candy, a movie, crafts and games. Free. Call 240-777-8075 for more.
Lessans Family Annual Book Festival. Bender JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville. The Festival will kick-off with our opening event featuring the bestselling author, Jennifer Weiner. Call 301-881-0100 for more.
Rockville 10K/5K. 8:30 a.m. at King Farm Village Center, King Farm Boulevard and Pleasant Drive, Rockville. Annual race. Visit www.rockville10k5k.com for more.