Entertainment Calendar: Potomac
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Entertainment Calendar: Potomac

The Pressenda Chamber Players, Brahms & Schoenberg Sextets, May 11.

The Pressenda Chamber Players, Brahms & Schoenberg Sextets, May 11.

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Ongoing

Art Exhibit: Birth of a Star. Through May 19 at VisArts, Gibbs Street Gallery, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Birth of a Star is a series of four sculptures depicting different stages of a star’s life: Protostar, Red Giant, Supernova and Black Hole. These works combine carpentry and playful materiality with hand-drawn animations that are incorporated into each sculpture using screens and projection. Visit www.visartscenter.org for more.

Art Exhibit: John Schlesinger. Through May 19 in the Common Ground Gallery, VisArts Center, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. John Schlesinger presents a site-responsive sculpture rooted in the ceiling and walls of the gallery made from locally-sourced demolition rebar, bent neon, and resin-soaked photographs representing waste from the local area. Visit www.visartscenter.org for more.

Art Exhibition: “Color in May.” Through May 25, Wednesday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. Bethesda-based painter Catherine Levinson has embraced her passion for art since attending the High School of Music and Art in New York City. She majored in art at City College in New York, eventually becoming a high school art teacher. In addition to teaching art, Catherine worked most of her career as a clinical social worker and psychotherapist, incorporating art into her practice, extensively relying on her artistic training as she worked with young children. Visit www.bethesda.org.

Art Exhibit: Here and Where. Through May 26 in the Kaplan Gallery, VisArts Center, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Richard L. Dana presents an optically explosive solo exhibition featuring recent digital prints that occupy the gallery in a variety of scales and configurations. Visit www.visartscenter.org for more.

Photography Exhibit: “Human Landscapes.” Through May 26, gallery hours at Photoworks, Glen Echo Park. Photoworks presents Human Landscapes featuring work by Alan Awakim, Hannah Fox, and David Pellegrini. Curated by Fabian Concalves Borrega, Human Landscapes is the conjunction of three photographic series that propose a dialogue between the subject and the objects with which they are surrounded. Visit www.glenechophotoworks.org for more.

Teen Writers' Club. Tuesdays through May 28, 6:30-8 p.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Teens (13-18) with a passion for writing are invited to join the Teen Writers’ Club. Learn and practice new writing techniques, share your work, and learn how to critique other works with author Neal Gillen. Free. Email acsagillen@aol.com for more.

May 8-June 8

Art Exhibit: “Dialogues.” Gallery hours at Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Highway, Bethesda. In his new exhibit, Cristian Ianculescu explores space as a medium for communication. His works use distance, posture, and rhythm to create volumes which facilitate or inhibit interactions. The intimate scale of the work allows the viewer to exercise the freedom of an outside observer, and maintain a god-like detachment. Visit www.waverlystreetgallery.com for more.

Friday/May 10

Public Reception: “Color in May.” 6-8 p.m. at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, as well as at Studio B, 7475 Wisconsin Ave.; Triangle Art Studios, 7711 Old Georgetown Road; and Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Highway, Bethesda. Bethesda-based painter Catherine Levinson has embraced her passion for art since attending the High School of Music and Art in New York City. She majored in art at City College in New York, eventually becoming a high school art teacher. In addition to teaching art, Catherine worked most of her career as a clinical social worker and psychotherapist, incorporating art into her practice, extensively relying on her artistic training as she worked with young children. Visit www.bethesda.org.

Artist Reception: “Dialogues.” 6-9 p.m. at Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Highway, Bethesda. In his new exhibit, Cristian Ianculescu explores space as a medium for communication. His works use distance, posture, and rhythm to create volumes which facilitate or inhibit interactions. The intimate scale of the work allows the viewer to exercise the freedom of an outside observer, and maintain a god-like detachment. Visit www.waverlystreetgallery.com for more.

Friday-Sunday/May 10-12

Sherlock's Veiled Secret. Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. at F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. Violet Sheridan, a young sculptress, is summoned to meet a retired Sherlock Holmes and learns some distressing information concerning her birthright. A case of blackmail puts in peril the life of Mr. Holmes as well as her parents, leaving Violet to deduce and out-wit to save Holmes and rescue her parents from danger. Adults $22; seniors (62+) and students $20. Visit fscottfitzgerald.showare.com for tickets.

Saturday/May 11

GardenMart. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the West Terrace of the Visitor Center at Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Silver Spring Garden Club’s 78th Annual Plant Sale fundraiser. Plant sales and raffle. Proceeds benefit the Club's activities including free garden talks, park plantings, public garden program sponsorships and more. The National Capital Dahlia Society will also be participating. Rain or shine. Cash or check only. Visit www.facebook.com/events/427768014625084.

Library Book Sale. 10 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Come for the monthly Potomac Friends of the Library Book Sale featuring books, DVDs, and more available for children, teens, and adults. All are welcome. Call 240-777-0690 or visit montgomerycountymd.gov/library/branches/potomac.html for more.

Potomac Conversation Club. 11 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Practice English conversation in a friendly and relaxed setting. New members are always welcome. Adults, seniors. No registration; join any time. Call 240-777-0690 or visit montgomerycountymd.gov/library/branches/potomac.html for more.

MCDOT Day and Truck Show. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the MCDOT Depot, 17000 Crabbs Branch Way, Gaithersburg. Montgomery County residents are invited to visit MCDOT Day and Truck Show for a day of fun with trucks. Kids of all ages can enjoy demos on a wide range of vehicles, including a claw truck, gradall, bucket truck, dump truck and loader. Rounding out the on-site fleet will be a flusher truck, sidewalk snow removal equipment, skidloader, patch truck, leafing truck, plow truck, salt brine truck, backhoe, line painting truck and Ride On bus. Ample parking is available at the depot, which is also reachable by Ride On Route 59. Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dot-dir/Resources/Files/Public_Works_Day_Brochure_2019.pdf for more.

Strathmore’s Bloom Concert Series: Piotr Pakhomkin. 2 p.m. at Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center, 14715 Good Hope Road, Silver Spring. The concerts are part of a collaboration and partnership with Montgomery County Recreation and Strathmore. The concerts are free and family-friendly. Reserve tickets at www.strathmore.org. Visit MoCoRec.com for more about Good Hope.

Artist Talk: Richard L. Dana. 3-5 p.m. in the Kaplan Gallery, VisArts Center, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Join artist Richard L. Dana for an in-depth artist talk regarding his solo exhibition Here and Where. In addition to giving a guided tour of his exhibition, the artist will address subjects such as the content of his work, his sources of inspiration and the complicated processes he uses to create his artwork. Visit www.visartscenter.org for more.

Contemporary Conversations. 7 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Library located at 8005 Connecticut Ave. Prize-winning journalist and TV-radio commentator Bob Levey will be the guest for upcoming Contemporary Conversations series presented by Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL). Levey will discuss the status of journalism today and talk about his 37-year career as a reporter who covered all aspects of life in the nation’s capital. Additionally, Levy will talk about his recent novel, “Larry Felder, Candidate,” which takes a close-up look at big-time newspaper and contemporary Washington-area politics. Free. Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library/ to register.

“Bernstein and Beethoven: Part I.” 8 p.m. at The Music Center, Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. As a continued celebration of the Leonard Bernstein Centennial, world-renowned pianist Michael Brown will join Philharmonic Music Director and Conductor Piotr Gajewski and the National Philharmonic in performing Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2 (“The Age of Anxiety”). After an intermission, Gajewski will lead the Philharmonic in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67. A pre-concert lecture will take place between 6:45-7:15 p.m. From 7–7:30 p.m., families can explore orchestral instruments with Philharmonic musicians. The concert will feature a members-only encore question-and-answer. $42–$78; young people 7–17 are free. Visit nationalphilharmonic.org or call 301-581-5100.

Brahms & Schoenberg Sextets. 8 p.m. at Westmoreland Church, 1 Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. The Pressenda Chamber Players, Washington Conservatory of Music’s Ensemble in Residence, will perform works by Brahms and Schoenberg. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $20. Guests are invited to attend Wine & Words after the concert for complimentary beverages and an informal Q & A with the performers. Call 301-320-2770 or washingtonconservatory.org.

Saturday-Sunday/May 11-12

Bethesda Fine Arts Festival. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle along Norfolk and Auburn avenues. The Bethesda Urban Partnership presents the 16th annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival. The festival welcomes more than 120 contemporary artists from across the country to showcase and sell their original painting, drawing, photography, furniture, jewelry, woodwork, ceramics and more. Admission is free. Visit www.bethesda.org or call 301-215-6660.

Ballet: Rumpelstiltskin. Saturday, 1 and 5 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. at Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. Experience the enchanted adventures of Rumpelstiltskin. Watch as the mysterious elf helps a miller’s daughter turn straw into gold…for a price. Maryland Youth Ballet brings this classic fairy tale to life through the magic of dance. Also presenting, Christopher Doyle’s award winning contemporary piece Summer and excerpts from the classic, Don Quixote. All ages. Q&A follows 1 and 3 p.m. performances. $19-$27. Visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4097748 for tickets or www.marylandyouthballet.org.

Sunday/May 12

Waltz Dance. 3:30-6 p.m. at the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Introductory Waltz Workshop from 2:45-3:30 p.m. Featuring the ensemble Blue Bamboo playing a lively mix of folk waltzes with a few

other couple dances, including Hambo, Schottische, Swing, Tango, and Polka. Admission is $13, $5 for full-time students with student ID. No partner required. Call Joan Koury at 202-238-0230 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, or visit www.WaltzTimeDances.org.

Tuesday/May 14

Teen Writers' Club. 6:30 p.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Teens ages 13-18 with a passion for writing are invited to join the Teen Writers' Club. Learn new writing techniques, get practice in different writing exercises, share work, and learn how to critique the work of others. Author Neal Gillen leads the club, which meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Made possible through the collaboration and support of the Maryland Writers' Association. Call 240-777-0690 or visit montgomerycountymd.gov/library/branches/potomac.html for more.

Wednesday/May 15

Book Discussion. 1 p.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. Ask for the book at the Circulation Desk. No registration needed. New members welcome. Adults. Call 240-777-0690 or visit montgomerycountymd.gov/library/branches/potomac.html for more.

Thursday/May 16

Family Storytime. 10:30 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. These 25-30 minute programs are designed for children of all ages. Filled with diverse stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination. These programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning, and introduce them to the culture of reading. All ages. Call 240-777-0690 or visit montgomerycountymd.gov/library/branches/potomac.html for more.

Meet a Live Kangaroo/Wallaby. 11 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac.Learn all about what they eat and where and how they live with Roos2U. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Potomac Chapter. Free. Call 240-777-0690 for more.

Friday/May 17

Bike to Work Day 2019. Pit stop times vary, all over the region. Join more than 20,000 area commuters for a free celebration of bicycling as a fun, healthy and environmentally-friendly way to get to work. There are 115 Bike to Work Day pit stops to choose from.The first 20,000 to register and attend will receive a free Bike to Work Day T-shirt, enjoy refreshments and chances to win prizes. Visit www.biketoworkmetrodc.org.

Summer Enrollment Night. 6-8 p.m. at My Gym Potomac, 11325 Seven Locks Road, Potomac. Learn all about summer classes and camp, meet our teachers, play fitness games, practice gymnastics, and receive summer discounts. Free. Call 301-983-5300 or visit www.mygym.com/potomac/articles/10518.

Saturday/May 18

Gaithersburg Book Festival. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on the grounds of City Hall, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. The Gaithersburg Book Festival is a celebration of the written word and its power to enrich the human experience with a mission to foster an interest in reading, writing and literary conversation. The Festival attracts award-winning and best-selling authors, poets and songwriters from across the country to its park-like setting in the heart of Olde Towne Gaithersburg. Free to attend; open to everyone. Visit www.gaithersburgbookfestival.org.

Potomac Conversation Club. 11 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Practice English conversation in a friendly and relaxed setting. New members are always welcome. Adults, seniors. No registration; join any time. Call 240-777-0690 or visit montgomerycountymd.gov/library/branches/potomac.html for more.

Live Comedy. 8 p.m. at Silver Spring Black Box, 8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Come for the sweetness, sass and swagger as Improbably Comedy celebrates women with this all ladies line-up: Chanel Ali, Eryca Nolan, Michele Sometimes, Yasmin Elhady and Abby Mello. Special giveaways and beer served by Denizens. $20 early; $25 general admission; $32 VIP. A limited number of free community tickets are available. Visit www.improbablecomedy.com.

Sunday/May 19

Potomac Hunt Races. Gates open at 10 a.m.; activities start at noon; race course closes at 7 p.m. at the Kiplinger estate in Poolesville. The Potomac Hunt Races is an annual tradition, celebrating the sport of steeplechase racing. Race day festivities include a car display, mounted police demonstrations, The RBC Kid Zone, and Vendor Village. All on-site parking must be purchased in advance. Visit www.potomachuntraces.com.

Multimedia Installation Practices with John Schlesinger. 1-4 p.m. at

VisArts Center, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Join artist John Schlesinger and explore his installation at VisArts' Common Ground Gallery. Participants may bring a piece of their own work and collaborate with John to modify and remake his installation. For those curious about installations, this is an opportunity to work inside one; try different strategies and collaborate freely without any risk. Visit www.visartscenter.org for more.

Monday/May 20

Off The Hook Stitching Club. 4:30 p.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Crocheting and knitting are both great ways to relax and spend time. Join other stitchers and share ideas while working on a project of one’s own (bring tools and supplies). For ages 8 and up. All skill levels welcome. Meets once a month. No registration required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library-Potomac Chapter. Call 240-777-0690 or visit montgomerycountymd.gov/library/branches/potomac.html for more.

Sourcing Native Plants. 7:30 p.m. at Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center/Education Building, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton. Amanda McClean and Claudio Vazquez, co-owners Izel Plants (www.izelplants.com/) will discuss how to find native plants that are truly “native” to our region. Stay for refreshments, provided by club members, after the talk. Free and open to the public. No RSVP required. SSGC dues are $10 per year for individual or $15 for a couple/household membership. Learn more about the club at groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SilverSpringGardenClub/info.

Tuesday/May 21

Read To A Dog. 4:30 p.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. School-age children, especially beginners learning to read and those who want to improve their confidence in reading skills, are invited to practice reading aloud in short (10-15 minute) semi-private sessions with a certified therapy dog. Sign up begins 15 minutes before program. First-come, first-served. Call 240-777-0690 or visit montgomerycountymd.gov/library/branches/potomac.html for more.

Thursday/May 23

Bells Mill Elementary 50th Anniversary and Reunion. Celebrate with an open house and planned student performances. Several food trucks will be there for the evening and all are welcome to come and have their supper on the lawn and visit through the building seeing memorabilia, listen to children performing and take part in a school wide art project that will be hung as a permanent part of the building. Share memories, photos and other memorabilia or speak with current students.

  • Families, students and alumni may share their fondest memory in an electronic form and email to Robert_D_Hirsch@mcpsmd.org.
  • Bells Mill related pictures from the past, can be scanned (identify the year/decade and give a description) and emailed to Jerri_L_Oglesby@mcpsmd.org or Rose_M_McKee@mcpsmd.org.
  • T-shirts, mugs, yearbooks, and other memorabilia that can be displayed, can be labeledand dropped off at the main office. Great care will be taken and items will be returned as soon as the program ends on May 23.
  • To participate in speaking with current students or speaking at the kick-off pep rally on May 17, email Tracy_S_Tabachow@mcpsmd.org.

Friday/May 24

"My Favorite Things." 7-8:30 p.m. at Geneva Presbyterian Church, 11931 Seven Locks Road, Potomac. The Sanctuary and Handbell Choirs will be performing their all-time favorite songs. There will be a wine and cheese reception following the concert. Free. Call 301-424-4347 or visit www.genevapotmac.org.

Saturday/May 25

Potomac Conversation Club. 11 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Practice English conversation in a friendly and relaxed setting. New members are always welcome. Adults, seniors. No registration; join any time. Call 240-777-0690 or visit montgomerycountymd.gov/library/branches/potomac.html for more.

Saturday-Sunday/May 25-26

Spring in the Park. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center, 11710 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac. Outdoor activities include Leave No Trace Workshops and dog friendly Bark Ranger programs. Music by the National Capital Chapter of the Music Box Society International (Sunday only). The programs at Great Falls Tavern are free, but there is an entrance fee to the park of $15 per single vehicle (subject to change). Call 301-767-3714 for more.

Saturday-Monday/May 25-27

Hometown Holidays: Memorial Day Weekend. More than 25 regional and national performing artists return to Rockville Town Center this Memorial Day weekend, along with the best of local food, for the Hometown Holidays Music Fest. The 31st annual free festival will feature four stages of entertainment, the Taste of Rockville, “the beach” sand pile and activities for kids, from noon-8 p.m. Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26. The city’s 75th annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade will take place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, May 27, in Town Center. Find the full schedule at www.rockvillemd.gov/HTH.

Sunday/May 26

Organ Grinder Performance. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at C & O Canal National Park, 11710 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac. Enjoy the 23rd annual performance by street organ grinders. Demonstrations of antique music boxes and other mechanical music devices sponsored by the National Capital Chapter of the Musical Box Society International. Free. There is a National Park Service $15 per car park entrance fee. Email nccmbsi@gmail.com for more.

Waltz Dance. 3:30-6 p.m. at the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Introductory Waltz Workshop from 2:45-3:30 p.m. Featuring the ensemble Swallowtail, who will provide a lively mix of folk waltzes with a few other couple dances, including Hambo, Schottische, Swing, Tango, and Polka. Admission is $13, $5 for full-time students with student ID. No partner required. Call Joan Koury at 202-238-0230 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, or visit www.WaltzTimeDances.org.

Tuesday/May 28

Teen Writers' Club. 6:30 p.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Teens ages 13-18 with a passion for writing are invited to join the Teen Writers' Club. Learn new writing techniques, get practice in different writing exercises, share work, and learn how to critique the work of others. Author Neal Gillen leads the club, which meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Made possible through the collaboration and support of the Maryland Writers' Association. Call 240-777-0690 or visit montgomerycountymd.gov/library/branches/potomac.html for more.

Thursday/May 30

Appetizers and Art. 5:30-8 p.m. Meet at Denizens Brewing Co., 1115 East West Highway, Silver Spring. Learn about Silver Spring’s public art with free artwork tours on select Thursday evenings during spring and summer 2019. Montgomery Planning will provide appetizers for attendees. Drinks and main entrees are available for individual purchase. The art walk is free; however, registration is limited. Visit www.silverspringdowntown.com/art-walk-tour to sign up.

Saturday/June 1

Potomac Chinese Book Discussion. 10:15 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Chinese book discussion in Chinese language. Memory is a Faint Pain by Long Yingtai. Ask for the book at the Circulation Desk. Free. 90 minutes. Adults, seniors. No registration. Call 240-777-0690 or visit montgomerycountymd.gov/library/branches/potomac.html for more.

Potomac Conversation Club. 11 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Practice English conversation in a friendly and relaxed setting. New members are always welcome. Adults, seniors. No registration; join any time. Call 240-777-0690 or visit montgomerycountymd.gov/library/branches/potomac.html for more.

Meet the Artist: “Dialogues.” 3 p.m. at Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Highway, Bethesda. In his new exhibit, Cristian Ianculescu explores space as a medium for communication. His works use distance, posture, and rhythm to create volumes which facilitate or inhibit interactions. The intimate scale of the work allows the viewer to exercise the freedom of an outside observer, and maintain a god-like detachment. Visit www.waverlystreetgallery.com for more.

“Bernstein and Beethoven: Part II.” 8 p.m. at The Music Center, Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. As a continued celebration of the Leonard Bernstein Centennial, the National Philharmonic Chorale will join Philharmonic Music Director and Conductor Piotr Gajewski in performing Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, composed during a period of great emotional and creative distress. After an intermission, Gajewski will again lead the National Philharmonic Chorale in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125. A pre-concert lecture will take place between 6:45-7:15 p.m. $42–$78; young people 7–17 are free. Visit nationalphilharmonic.org or call 301-581-5100.

Sunday/June 2

Artist Talk: “Dialogues.” 2-4 p.m. at Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Highway, Bethesda. In his new exhibit, Cristian Ianculescu explores space as a medium for communication. His works use distance, posture, and rhythm to create volumes which facilitate or inhibit interactions. The intimate scale of the work allows the viewer to exercise the freedom of an outside observer, and maintain a god-like detachment. Visit www.waverlystreetgallery.com for more.

Broadway Cabaret. 7-10 p.m. at Congregation Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Road, Potomac. Enjoy a showcase of songs from more than a dozen celebrated musicals. The lively event features cast members from 14 years of Har Shalom Players' shows, along with special guest vocalist Ben Lurye. Wine and dessert will be served. $18-22. Buy advance tickets at www.harshalom.org/cabaret.

Tuesday/June 4

Read To A Dog. 4:30 p.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. School-age children, especially beginners learning to read and those who want to improve their confidence in reading skills, are invited to practice reading aloud in short (10-15 minute) semi-private sessions with a certified therapy dog. Sign up begins 15 minutes before program. First-come, first-served. Call 240-777-0690 or visit montgomerycountymd.gov/library/branches/potomac.html for more.

Saturday/June 8

Library Book Sale. 10 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Come for the monthly Potomac Friends of the Library Book Sale featuring books, DVDs, and more available for children, teens, and adults. All are welcome. Call 240-777-0690 or visit montgomerycountymd.gov/library/branches/potomac.html for more.

Potomac Conversation Club. 11 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Practice English conversation in a friendly and relaxed setting. New members are always welcome. Adults, seniors. No registration; join any time. Call 240-777-0690 or visit montgomerycountymd.gov/library/branches/potomac.html for more.

Strathmore’s Bloom Concert Series: Christie Dashiell. 6 p.m. at Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center, 14715 Good Hope Road, Silver Spring. The concerts are part of a collaboration and partnership with Montgomery County Recreation and Strathmore. The concerts are free and family-friendly. Reserve tickets at www.strathmore.org. Visit MoCoRec.com for more about Good Hope.

Tuesday/June 11

Teen Writers' Club. 6:30 p.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Teens ages 13-18 with a passion for writing are invited to join the Teen Writers' Club. Learn new writing techniques, get practice in different writing exercises, share work, and learn how to critique the work of others. Author Neal Gillen leads the club, which meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Made possible through the collaboration and support of the Maryland Writers' Association. Call 240-777-0690 or visit montgomerycountymd.gov/library/branches/potomac.html for more.

Thursday/June 13

Appetizers and Art. 5:30-8 p.m. Meet at Silver Branch, 8401 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Learn about Silver Spring’s public art with free artwork tours on select Thursday evenings during spring and summer 2019. Montgomery Planning will provide appetizers for attendees. Drinks and main entrees are available for individual purchase. The art walk is free; however, registration is limited. Visit www.silverspringdowntown.com/art-walk-tour to sign up.

Saturday/July 13

Strathmore’s Bloom Concert Series: Wytold. 6 p.m. at Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center, 14715 Good Hope Road, Silver Spring. The concerts are part of a collaboration and partnership with Montgomery County Recreation and Strathmore. The concerts are free and family-friendly. Reserve tickets at www.strathmore.org. Visit MoCoRec.com for more about Good Hope.

Saturday/Aug. 10

Strathmore’s Bloom Concert Series: Josanne Francis. 6 p.m. at Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center, 14715 Good Hope Road, Silver Spring. The concerts are part of a collaboration and partnership with Montgomery County Recreation and Strathmore. The concerts are free and family-friendly. Reserve tickets at www.strathmore.org. Visit MoCoRec.com for more about Good Hope.

Thursday/Aug. 15

Appetizers and Art. 5:30-8 p.m. Meet at Astro Brewing, 8216 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. Learn about Silver Spring’s public art with free artwork tours on select Thursday evenings during spring and summer 2019. Montgomery Planning will provide appetizers for attendees. Drinks and main entrees are available for individual purchase. The art walk is free; however, registration is limited. Visit www.silverspringdowntown.com/art-walk-tour to sign up.

Camps, Classes & Workshops

Art Explorers Open Studio. Every Saturday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at The Candy Corner Studio, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Art activities for parents and children. Activities change weekly and there is no pre-registration; $10 per child. Visit www.glenechopark.org/saturday-art-explorers for more.

Ceramic Classes. Various dates and times. VisArts, 155 Gibbs St, Rockville. An opportunity to try the new ceramic workshops. Visit www.visartsatrockville.org/ceramics for a list of class dates, times.

Dancing

Weekly International Folkdancing. Thursdays, 7:30-11 p.m. at Church of the Redeemer, 6201 Dunrobbin Drive, Bethesda. Circle and line dances from Eastern Europe. Lesson at 7:30, followed by requests. Glen Echo Folkdancers welcome beginners of all ages; no partner needed. Wear comfortable shoes. $7. Call 301-466-3018 or visit www.dancingplanetproductions.com.

Thang Ta. Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. at Sutradhar Institute of Dance and Related Arts, 1525 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring. Learn the ancient art of the sword and spear. $25. Visit www.dancesidra.org.

Weekly Blues Dance. Thursdays 8:15-11:30 p.m. in the Back Room Annex at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Capital Blues presents rotating DJs and instructors with beginner workshop 8:15-9 p.m., no partner necessary. $8 for all. capitalblues.org

Weekly Swing Dance. Saturdays, 8 p.m.-midnight. The DC Lindy Exchange presents a swing dance with live music in the Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Beginner swing dance lesson at 8 p.m., followed by dancing. Admission $16-$18, age 17 and under $12. Visit www.glenechopark.org.

Argentine Tango with Lessons. Most Sundays, 6:30-11 p.m. in the Back Room Annex at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Argentine Tango lessons followed by a Milonga most Sunday evenings. Beginner lesson 6:30-7:30 p.m. and intermediate lesson 7:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $15/lesson and includes the Milonga. For just the Milonga, cost is $10 and the open dance with DJ runs 8:30-11 p.m. No partner required. www.glenechopark.org, 301-634-2222.

Contra and Square Dance. Fridays and Sundays 7-10:30 p.m. in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. All Contra and Square dances are taught, no partner necessary. Lessons at 7 p.m., followed by the called dance with live music at 7:30. $13 for nonmembers, $10 for FSGW members, $5 ages 17 and under. www.glenechopark.org, 301-634-2222.

Live Music & Dancing. Fridays and Saturdays, 7-11 p.m. in Margery’s Lounge, Normandie Farm Restaurant, 10710 Falls Road, Potomac. Dance to the music of Barry Gurley. Call 301-983-8838 or visit www.popovers.com.

More Ongoing

Pups on the Patio. 4-7 p.m. every Thursday through Sept. 26 at Silver, 7150 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. Pups on the Patio provides happy hours with menu specials, bar specials including craft cocktails, “pup” associated drinks and pet-friendly giveaways and surprises. Guests can enjoy drinks, appetizers and dinner with their pets outside on Silver’s patio. Visit www.eatatsilver.com for more.

Children's Storytime. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda Listen to employees read children’s stories. Free. Visit www.store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/4824850-21.

VisArts Cocktails and Canvas Class. at VisArts in the Painting & Drawing Studio, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Price $40. Visit www.visartsatrockville.org/cocktails-and-canvas for more.

Drop in Art Activities. Every Saturday 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Candy Corner Studio at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., parents and children can explore a new art form or theme. $10/child, parent combo. Drop-in only. www.pgip.org.

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. rockvilletownsquare.com/events/mommy-and-me.

Chocolate Factory Tours. Fridays and Saturdays, 2-5:45 p.m. at SPAGnVOLA Chocolatier, 360 Main St., Gaithersburg. Take a short tour of The Truffle Factory facilities. Free. www.spagnvola.com.

Glen Echo Park Films. Saturdays and Sundays. Arcade Building, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Films about the Park’s history are shown on rotation in the lobby. Free. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

SilverWorks Studio & Gallery. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. SilverWorks Studio & Gallery is a working silversmith studio and includes an ongoing exhibition, as well as sales of the work of artist-in-residence Blair Anderson. Free. Visit www.silverworksglenechopark.com.

Art Glass Center at Glen Echo. All day Wednesdays; Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sundays, noon-4 p.m. Art Glass Center, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Ongoing exhibitions feature work of resident artists. Sculpture, vessels, functional art and jewelry for sale. Classes are taught year-round for beginner, intermediate and advanced students. Visit www.artglasscenteratglenecho.org for more.

Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery. Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5 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 also for sale. www.yellowbarnstudio.com.

Potomac Games Group. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. at Potomac Community Recreation Center, 11315 Falls Road, Potomac. The world is in the midst of a Golden Age of new board and card games for players of all ages. Free. Contact event host Randy Hoffman at 412-983-5411 or wrandyhoffman@gmail.com.