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Kindergarten Orientation. Wednesday/April 29. Potomac Elementary School is holding Kindergarten Orientation on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2020 are eligible for enrollment for the upcoming school year. Parents/guardians should notify the school at 240-740-4360 to receive enrollment information and to set up an appointment to participate in the Orientation Program.
Thesis Exhibition. Now thru Feb. 27. At Artists & Makers Studio, 11810 Parklawn Dr., Suite 210, Rockville. The graduates of The Compass Atelier's Master Artist Program, Class of 2020, will have their Thesis Exhibition at Artists & Makers Studios from Feb. 7-27, 2020. This exhibition will feature the work of 21 graduating artists completed during their Thesis Year of the Master Artist Program. Opening Reception on Friday, Feb. 7 from 6-9 p.m.
Action and Reaction by Mark Goldman. Now thru March 1. At Sandy Spring Museum, 17091 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring. Action and Reaction by Mark Goldman captures the most iconic moments in sports. This photographic exhibition showcases the intensity, athleticism, and success behind the action of D.C. area professional and collegiate level sports teams, while also revealing the competitiveness, heart, and emotion behind each player’s reaction. Hours: Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m,. and the First Saturday of each month 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visit the website: www.sandyspringmuseum.org
Art Dolls: Figurative Sculptures Tell a Story. Now thru March 1. At Sandy Spring Museum, 17091 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring. Reception: Sunday, Jan. 12, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. This exhibit features the work of students enrolled in doll making classes at Montgomery College taught by Wendelin Daniels. The students explore mixed media art and the human form through the design and creation of original art dolls. The dolls span a wide range of persona, from portrait dolls of historical figures to fantasy dolls, and everything in between. Hours: Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m,. and the First Saturday of each month 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visit the website: www.sandyspringmuseum.org
Potomac Adult Book Discussion. 1-2 p.m. At Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Adult Book Discussion of "Killers of the Flower Moon" by David Grann. Ask for the book at the Circulation Desk. No registration needed. New members welcome. Call 240-777-0690.
Make a Suncatcher. 4-5 p.m. At Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Show your love for the Potomac Library during Library Lovers' Month. Call 240-777-0690.
Make a Suncatcher. 4-5 p.m. At Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Show your love for the Potomac Library during Library Lovers' Month. They’ll be making tissue-paper suncatchers that you can take home and hang from your windows. All supplies will be provided while they last. Open to all ages; children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Free.
Family Storytime. 10:30-11 a.m. At Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. A 25-30 minute program designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with diverse stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination. Call 240-777-0690.
Play Date at the Library. 11-11:30 a.m. At Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. This is a drop-in social playtime for toddlers/preschoolers/Kindergarten and their caregivers.Call 240-777-0690.
Feb. 21 to March 1.
”The Pirates of Penzance.” At F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. The Victorian Lyric Opera Company presents a new take on a beloved classic, “The Pirates of Penzance.” Director Amy Sullivan's Old Hollywood inspired production will dazzle and delight audiences with all the glitz and glamour of your favorite movie musicals. This fully staged production, including full orchestra, captures the spirit of vintage Gilbert & Sullivan while charting course to wow a whole new generation of opera-goers. Show times are Friday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 29 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, March 1, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $28 adults, $24 seniors, $20 students with valid ID. Call the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre at 240-314-8690 or go to www.vloc.org to purchase tickets online.
Potomac English Conversation Club. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. At Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Join us as we practice English conversation in a friendly and relaxed setting. New members are always welcome. No registration. Join us any time! For more information call 240-777-0690.
Sensory-Friendly Storytime. 2:30-3:30 p.m. At Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Storytime for children of all ages who prefer smaller groups due to sensory processing disorders. For more information, call 240-777-0690.
Alfio’s Live Music. 7-10 p.m. At Alfio’s Restaurant, 4515 Willard Ave., Chevy Chase. Featuring the Brooks Tegler; free valet parking.
Stand-Up Silver Spring. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. At Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41, 8110 Fenton Street (blue awning off Fenton Street Parking Lot). Come on out for the hilarious Wendy Wroblewski, Dominic Rivera, Liz Barlow and Allan Sidley. Guaranteed laughs at the very chill and supremely hospitable Post 41. Tickets $10-$25. More Info: https://www.improbablecomedy.com
Black Classical Music Pioneers. 8 p.m. At the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Wild Strumming of Fiddle, by Wynton Marsalis (born 1961), comes from a remarkable 12-movement work that fuses jazz and symphonic music to create a dizzying array of sounds, rhythms and melodies. The Violin Concerto No. 1 (1939) by Florence Price (1887-1953) is a highly accomplished work in the models of the European classical concerto, by the first African-American woman to be widely recognized as a symphonic composer. The Lyric for Strings (1946) by George Walker (1922-2018), the first African-American composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music, is a work of intimate beauty. The Symphony No. 1 (1930) by William Grant Still (1895-1978) is the first symphony written by an African-American composer. Its subtitle (“Afro-American”) points to the unique style of the work, which includes elements of blues and jazz. Pre-concert lecture 6:45 p.m. Visit www.nationalphilharmonic.org or call 301-581-5100.
Six Plays in One Day. 8 p.m. At Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Six professional Washington, D.C. area theatre companies will write, direct, rehearse and perform original plays based on similar themes in only 24 hours. The plays will be presented at the 16th annual Play In A Day, a one-of-a-kind event produced by the Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. Play In A Day kicks off on Friday evening, Feb. 21 when playwrights and directors come together to receive their assigned themes and props. Playwrights then work through the night to create their 10-minute masterpieces. As the sun comes up, rehearsals begin as teams of directors and actors prepare to make the 8 p.m. performance deadline. Participating theatre companies include: Adventure Theatre MTC (Glen Echo); Flying V (Bethesda); Imagination Stage (Bethesda); The Keegan Theatre (Washington, D.C.); Rorschach Theatre (Washington, D.C.) and Synetic Theater (Arlington). General admission tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.bethesda.org. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door beginning at 7 p.m.
Maximizing a Journey to One’s Roots. 1 p.m. At B’nai Israel Congregation, 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville. The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) will host the program, Maximizing a Journey to One’s Roots presented by Tony Hausner. In this presentation, Tony will describe how his Jewish genealogy research laid the foundation for his travels to towns in Eastern Europe where his and his wife’s families lived over the past four centuries, as well as travel to his birthplace of England. Activities begin at 1 p.m. including consultations with the genealogy “mavens” followed by the program beginning at 1:30 p.m. Visit the website https://jgsgw.org/
Mardi Gras Special. 1:30-4:30 p.m. At Rosensteel Knights of Columbus of Silver Spring, 9707 Rosensteel Ave., Silver Spring. Experience an uplifting afternoon of New Orleans Mardi Gras music by the Dixieland Express of Maryland. Listen, dance, march and enjoy the delightful music the seven musicians deliver. Cost is PRJC $20, others $25; $22.50 in advance; students free.
Dance and Laughter for Total Wellness. 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. At Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Attention Seniors. Want to stay healthy and pursue wellness while having fun?
Hooks and Needles. 4:30-5:30 p.m. At Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Are you looking to join a knitting/crocheting circle? All levels of experience are welcome.
Top 10 Weeding Tips. 8 p.m. At Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton. They’ll explore proven ways to combat weeds and keep them down to a manageable level, while still being able to enjoy your garden. This talk will also include a list of the most-common weeds and which are the worst challenges to fight off in our local gardens. Warning: some material may be too graphic for gentile gardeners!
Teen Writers’ Club. 6:30-8 p.m. At Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Teens ages 13-18 with a passion for writing are invited to join our Teen Writers' Club.
Bokante. 8 p.m. At AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda. Bokanté is the super group of musicians from five countries and four continents, formed by Michael League (Snarky Puppy). The group won a recent Grammy Award nomination for their second album What Heat in the category of Best World Music Album. Tickets $39-$59. Visit the website https://www.ampbystrathmore.com/live-shows/bokante
Feb. 26-29, March 1
”As You Like It.” Wednesday to Saturday 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. At the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville. Join in this unique take on Shakespeare’s idyllic comedy “As You Like It.” Written By William Shakespeare, Directed by Dr. Frank Trezza, Adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery, Music and Lyrics by Shaina Taub. Tickets are $10 regular, $8 seniors, and $5 students with ID. To order tickets online, visit our Web site at www.montgomerycollege.edu/PAC.
Preschool Storytime. 10:30 to 11 a.m. At Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Come join our children's librarian for stories songs and rhymes.
Play Date at the Library. 11-11:30 a.m. At Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. This is a drop-in social playtime for toddlers/preschoolers/Kindergarten and their caregivers.
Family Bingo Night. 7-9 p.m. At Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John. Celebrity callers—MD House of Delegates members Marc Korman and Sara Love—will call the numbers and keep the action going. Admission and parking are free. Bingo cards $5 each. Pizza slices and soft drinks available at bargain rates. Bingo Night is sponsored by the Friends of Clara Barton Community Center (www.friendscbcc.org) and the Montgomery County Recreation Department. Proceeds from the event help fund activities and programs at the Center. Call the CBCC office at 240-777-4910.
Feb. 29 and March 1
Used Book Sale. 9 a.m. At Walter Johnson High School, 6400 Rock Spring Drive, Bethesda. The Walter Johnson High School Used Book Sale will be on Saturday, Feb. 29 and Sunday, March 1, starting at 9 a.m. both days.
Jazz and Jam. 2:30-5:30 p.m. At Normandie Farms Restaurant, 10710 Falls Road, Potomac. The Conservatory Classic Jazz Band opens and closes the music with a jam session in the middle. All are welcome to sit in or just sit back and enjoy! The seven piece group plays New Orleans style, Chicago style, small group swing and mainstream. Free for students and jammers/$10 for others.
Waltz Dance. 3:30-6 p.m. At Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Featuring the ensemble Contratopia playing a lively mix of folk waltzes with a few other couple dances, including Hambo, Schottische, Swing, Tango, and Polka. The 45-minute dance lesson begins at 2:45 p.m. with a half-hour introductory Waltz workshop and a more advanced move presented the last 15 minutes. Social dancing follows until 6 p.m. Admission is free. No partner required. For more information, call Joan Koury at 202-238-0230 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, go to www.WaltzTimeDances.org or e-mail info@WaltzTimeDances.org.
Rapper Big Havi. 8 p.m. At The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Rising ATL rapper Big Havi, co-signed by Lil Baby, will be in Silver Spring on March 4 at The Fillmore opening up for Lil Tjay on the "True To Myself Tour."
Open Rehearsal. 1-2:30 p.m. At Westmoreland Church, 1 Westmoreland Circle Northwest, Bethesda. Go "behind-the-scenes" as you listen in to a professional working rehearsal of Pressenda Chamber Players as they prepare Beethoven's String Quartet No. 12 in E♭ major, Op. 127 and Schumann's String Quartet Op. 41 No. 1 in a minor. Attend the concert on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at 8 pm, to hear the works played in their entirety. Free. Visit the website: washingtonconservatory.org
Baltimore Consort. 8 p.m. At Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville. Featuring the Food of Love Songs, Dances, and Fancies for Shakespeare. The Baltimore Consort presents a brand new program featuring their core repertory -- music of the Elizabethan era -- with songs and consort music from the Shakespeare plays. Tickets are $30 Regular, $25 Faculty/Staff, and $20 Students. Box Office: 240-567-5301 or visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/pac.
Pressenda Chamber Players. 8-9:30 p.m. At Westmoreland Church, 1 Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. Pressenda Chamber Players will perform Beethoven’s String Quartet, Op. 127 and Schumann’s String Quartet in a minor during a Conservatory Concert at Westmoreland Circle. Concert performers include Aaron Berofsky, violin; Kathryn Votapek, violin; Gregory Luce, viola; and Tobias Werner, cello. Admission is free with a $20 suggested.
Used Book Sale. 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8. At Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, 4301 East West Highway, Bethesda. More information is here: https://www.bccptsa.net/used-book-sale
Chamber Music Play-In. 4-7 p.m. At Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. All avid chamber musicians are welcome. Three grand pianos are available for piano repertoire. Drop-ins will be accommodated if possible. Participants are welcome to bring food and drink to share. RSVP Required at www.washingtonconservatory.org
”Mystic” Concert. 5 p.m. At Bradley Hills Church, 6601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda. The Thirteen, under the direction of Artistic Director Matthew Robertson, explores humanity’s search for the divine across time and space in their upcoming concert Mystic. Tickets may be purchased online, in advance, for a discounted rate through The Thirteen’s website: www.TheThirteenChoir.org. Tickets will be available at the door of the concert, if the concert is not sold out. Tickets are $35, $30 if purchased in advance. Discounts are available at www.TheThirteenChoir.org.
Mondays/March 9 to April 27
Sentimental Journey Singers. Mondays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. At Bender Jewish Community Center, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville. Encore Creativity for Older Adults, the nation’s largest choral organization for adults over 55, will start its second choir for adults diagnosed with early to moderate Alzheimer’s disease and other memory struggles. Participants will learn vocal techniques and three-part harmony while singing familiar songs and new pieces in a social group setting under the leadership of conductor Dr. Mary Ann East, also a performer and teacher and founder of Capital Harmonia, and pianist Rachel Thompson, a board-certified music therapist who works with adults with cognitive impairments and dementia. The program will culminate in a performance, Saturday, May 2 at 1 p.m., at the JCC Social Hall. Tuition is $104 and $25 for care partners. Registration is open now at www.encorecreativity.org
Live Concert. 7:30 p.m. At Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. The sixth annual Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards, produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, will once again feature a live concert performed by the competition finalists. The following five songwriters will perform their original songs at the concert. One will win the $10,000 Grand Prize and 25 hours of complimentary recording studio time at Innovation Station Music. * DuPont Brass, D.C. Metro Area; * Co-writers: Anthony Daniel Jr, Jared Bailey, Isaac Bell IV, Jake Grotticelli; * Hayley Fahey, Derwood, MD; * Select songs co-written with Austin Bello of Bristow, VA; * Genna Matthew, Charlottesville, VA; Eric Scott, North Beach, MD; and Maimouna Youssef, Baltimore, MD.Tickets begin at $15 and are available at www.bethesda.org or call 301-215-6660.
Orchestra Prazevica and the Yehla Collective. 7:30 p.m. At Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd., Rockville. A night of Eastern European protests songs incorporating gypsy jazz, western swing and an eclectic group of Czech, Slovak, Armenian, Moravian and American musicians. Cost is $25 door/$20 adv | Students with ID / Children $20 door/$15 adv. Info: Rob Hinkal at email@example.com or www.imtfolk.org
Dog Loves Books. 11 a.m. At the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville. Louise Yates’ New York Times bestseller comes to life in ArtsPower’s newest musical about the irresistible Dog who loves everything about books. Tickets are $7 Adults, $6 Seniors, $4 Students and Children. Call the Box Office: 240-567-5301 or visit the website www.montgomerycollege.edu/pac
Waltz Dance. 3:30-6 p.m. At Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Featuring the ensemble Morrison, Knight, and Rose playing a lively mix of folk waltzes with a few other couple dances, including Hambo, Schottische, Swing, Tango, and Polka. The 45-minute dance lesson begins at 2:45 p.m. with a half-hour introductory Waltz workshop and a more advanced move presented the last 15 minutes. Social dancing follows until 6 p.m. Admission is free. No partner required. For more information, call Joan Koury at 202-238-0230 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, go to www.WaltzTimeDances.org or e-mail info@WaltzTimeDances.org.
Seán Heely and Kevin Elam. 7:30 p.m. At Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd., Rockville. Join in a lively evening to ring in St. Patrick's Day with Irish music from Celtic Duo Seán Heely and Kevin Elam w percussive dancer extraordinaire Agi Kovacs. Cost is $25 door/$20 adv | Students with ID / Children $20 door/$15 adv Info: Rob Hinkal at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.imtfolk.org
32nd Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Hosted by the Alice Ferguson Foundation, 2001 Bryan Point Rd, Accokeek. The Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup has become a catalyst for progress that ignites people’s interest and passion for the environment and community action. The largest regional event of its kind, the Cleanup provides a transforming experience that engages residents and community leaders and generates momentum for change.The Potomac River Watershed Cleanup has grown from a small shoreline cleanup at Piscataway National Park to a watershed wide network. What started as a few cleanup events along the Potomac River is now a regional event spanning Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. If you can't make this date or location check out PotomacCleanup.org to find another cleanup near you.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.