Calendar Sept. 6-Sept. 13
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Calendar Sept. 6-Sept. 13

<i>To have community events listed free in The Potomac Almanac, send mail to 10220 River Road, Suite 303, Potomac, MD 27854, e-mail to almanac@connectionnewspapers.com, or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Thursday at noon for the following week’s paper. Photos and artwork encouraged. Unless otherwise noted, all events are in Potomac. If you have any questions, call Rebecca Halik at 703-917-6476. </i>

Thursday/Sept. 7

Corn Moon. From 7-8 p.m., walk around Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, to learn about moon tales, moon names, and if that is a rabbit or a man in the moon. All ages. $2. To register go to www.parkpass.org or call 301-299-1990.

First Thursdays on the Row. Bethesda Row shops' specials, new arrivals and tasty tidbits from 11 a.m.-close at Bethesda Row, Woodmont Avenue and Bethesda Avenue. Free. 301-654-2667.

Gala Preview Party. Women’s Club antique show preview party, treasure hunt and prizes from 6-9 p.m. at Chevy Chase Women’s Club, 7931 Connecticut Ave. $45. Ages 21 and up. 301-652-8480.

Bingo at the Park. Glen Echo Fire Department’s annual Bingo Night fund-raiser. The Fire Department has held their fundraiser at Glen Echo Park since the 1930s. From 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Bid on fabulous items in the Silent Auction, ride the carousel or enjoy the Friday Night Dance in the Bumper Car Pavilion. Food and drinks available. Call the department at 301-229-9766 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222.

Contra Dance. Traditional American dancing including contra dances, square dances, and several waltzes with a contra dance lesson from 7:30-8:15 p.m. and dancing from 8:30-11:30 p.m. to the fabulous Glen Echo Open Band in the Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $8. Contact info@fridaynightdance.org, or visit www.fridaynightdance.org.

Friday/Sept. 8

Music Performance. "The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation Presents an Evening with Richard Elliot." Smooth Jazz saxophonist Richard Elliot performs to raise money to find a cure for Crohn's disease. A VIP reception and silent auction will be held before and during the event starting at 8 p.m. at the Strathmore Music Center, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Tickets are $55, $65 and $75. Call 301-581-5100 for more information.

Bethesda Jewish Congregation has an open house beginning at 7 p.m. The event will include the celebration of the Sabbath featuring Simchah B’Shabbat, an all musical Friday night service, descriptions of other services and complimentary food. This unique, trans-denominational, independent congregation serves Jews from traditional to liberal religious backgrounds, interfaith couples and their families. All are invited. Located at 6601 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda. 301-469-8636.

Antique Show. Women’s Club 46th annual antique show from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Chevy Chase Women’s Club, 7931 Connecticut Ave., Bethesda. $10; $9 with this ad. 301-652-8480.

Art Talk at 1 p.m. at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. This series of art lectures for adults continues with a talk and tour of the current exhibition with Fine Arts Director Millie S. Shott. Free. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org for more information.

Art Exhibit. Opening reception for "Earth, Wind and Fire," by artist Bob Creamer from 6-9 p.m. at Heineman Myers Contemporary Art, 4728 Hampden Lane, Bethesda. Exhibit runs from Sept. 8-Oct.10. Free. 301-951-7900.

Free Arts Open House. Students in grades 6-12 can sample acting, musical theatre and dance classes, explore the Filmmaking/Digital Media studio and more from 6-8 p.m. at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Free. More information is available at www.ImaginationStage.org, or by calling 301-961-6060.

U.S. National Arboretum Tour and Lunch. Enjoy a visit to the U. S. Arboretum's 446 acres of gardens and natural habitats from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Lunch follows a private 40-minute interpretive tram ride. Afterwards visit some of the many garden displays and collections. Fee includes tour, transportation from Locust Grove and lunch. Program is expected to fill quickly and early registration is strongly recommended. Meet at Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Ages 14 and older. $35. To register go to www.parkpass.org or call Locust Grove Nature Center at 301-299-1990.

The Trawick Prize Exhibition. Opening reception from 6-9 p.m. at Creative Partners Gallery, 4600 East-West Highway. Contains works from the Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. On display from Sept. 5-29. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 12-6 p.m. Free. 301-215-6660.

Glenn Friedel Photograms. Opening reception from 6-9 p.m. at Gallery Neptune, 4808 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Exhibit runs from Sept. 7-30. Free. 301-718-0809.

Paintings by David FeBland. Opening reception from 6-9 p.m. at Fraser Gallery, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. Exhibit runs from Sept. 8-Nov. 7. Free. 301-718-9651.

Bethesda Art Walk. Thirteen galleries and studios show art work and host discussions about the artists from 6-9 p.m. at Downtown Bethesda. Guided tours start at 6:30 p.m. in front of Bethesda Metro Center, corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Old Georgetown Road. Free. 301-215-6660.

Free Art Exhibit. See work by Joel Rudick from 12-5 p.m. in the Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery in Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Call 301-371-5593 or visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com.

Potluck Dinner. Potluck singles Shabbat dinner for people 35 years and up at 7 p.m. at a private home in Bethesda with limited space. Participants will be asked to bring a dish — entrée, dessert, or drink — based on the first letter of last name. E-mail vanillafudge96@yahoo.com. Call 301-610-JEWS or e-mail info@jssn.org for more information. Free.

Saturday/Sept. 9

Children's Talk and Tour. Children ages 5 and up with adult can take part in an activity, an art story and a talk by the Strathmore's Fine Art Director. 10:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $10 per family. Call 301-581-5109 for reservations.

Puppet Performance. Dinosaur Desperados will be performed at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at Playhouse, 7300 MarArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. It is recommended for children in grades Pre-K through Grade 4, and runs for 50 minutes. $7.00, with group rates available. Visit www.thepuppetco.org for more.

Dentzel Carousel. One of the Washington area’s local treasures: the historic Glen Echo Park Dentzel Carousel, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Call 301-634-2222.

Tour de Canal. A bicycle tour where riders can choose either a 20- or 184-mile stretch of towpath riding from Cumberland to Georgetown. This event benefits the Alzheimer's Association, National Capital Area. Riders must qualify through a training ride for the 100 to 184-mile ride. 703-359-4440, e-mail tourdecanalnca@alz.org or visit www.alz-nca.org.

Laugh Riot at the Hyatt. Five local comics perform at from 8-10 p.m. at Hyatt Regency Bethesda, 1 Bethesda Metro Center, Congressional Room. $5. 301-657-1234.

Art Talk. An art lecture for adults by the Strathmore Fine Arts Director. Free. 1 p.m. at the Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

Student Art Show. Student artwork from classes at Glen Echo Park are on display and for sale from 10 a.m-6 p.m. in the Popcorn Gallery and Partnership office, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Artwork includes painting, photography, art glass, ceramics and more. Call 301-634-2228 or visit www.glenechopark.org.

"Woven at Home." In her lecture, Marjie Thompson, an expert in old manuscripts and textiles, covers what was woven at home in the Colonial era and what was imported and purchased from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Inwood House, downstairs craft room, 10921 Inwood Ave., Silver Spring. Free. Sponsored by the Potomac Craftsmen Guild. Visit www.potomaccraftsmenguild.org for more.

Antique Show. Women’s Club 46th annual antique show from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Chevy Chase Women’s Club, 7931 Connecticut Ave., Bethesda. $10; $9 with this ad. 301-652-8480.

Free Art Exhibit. See work by Joel Rudick from 12-5 p.m. in the Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery in Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Call 301-371-5593 or visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com.

Wine, Woman, and Song Fundraiser. This evening focuses on the pleasures of the grape at 6:30 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Learn to pair wine with food, participate in wine-themed auction. Guest singers Diane Abel and Paul McIlvaine entertain. Catered by Restaurant Associates executive chef Bruce Barnes. Tickets are $125/person. Reservations required. Call Bianca Beckham at 301-581-5133 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Bethesda Artist Market. Thirty artists sell fine art and crafts while enjoying live entertainment from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Bethesda Place Plaza, corner of Woodmont Avenue and Old Georgetown Road. Free. 301-215-6660.

Free Arts Open House. Students ages 1-6 years can try drama, music and dance classes and families can groove together at the "Mini Dance Party" from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. At the Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Prize give-aways of creative toys courtesy of Just Imagine: the Shop at Imagination Stage. Free. Visit www.ImaginationStage.org or call 301-961-6060.

Children's Theater. Watch "Miss Nelson is Missing" at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Adventure Theatre in Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $7. 301-320-5331. Visit www.bethesda.org.

Free Arts Open House. Students in kindergarten through 5th grade can try drama, music and dance classes or rock out with families at the "Street Jam Dance Party" in Imagination Stage's Studio Theatre from 2:30-5 p.m. They can enjoy hands-on arts projects and possibly win one of several giant props from the summer hit The Borrowers. At Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. More information is available at www.ImaginationStage.org, or by calling 301-961-6060.

Book Sale. Starting at 9 a.m. at the Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac, buy books for $1. 240-777-0690 or 301-765-4083 (TTY).

English Language Club. From 3-5 p.m. at the Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac, join in practicing and improving spoken English with the help of volunteers leading discussions. 240-777-0690 or 301-765-4083 (TTY).

Estate Catalog Exhibit. Furniture, antiques, paintings, silver and more are on exhibit at Sloans & Kenyon, 7034 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Times vary. Free. 301-634-2300.

Open House. Meet staff and board of directors, win free membership and workshops at Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. Free. Call for times 301-654-8664.

Theater Performance. Enjoy a performance of Roald Dahl's "Willy Wonka" at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., at Angie Lockhart Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center at Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St. Rockville. Contact the Box Office at 301-279-5301 or e-mail boffice@montgomerycollege.edu.

Glen Echo Tours.Carousel tours start at 10:30 a.m. and give visitors a closer look at the 1921 Dentzel carousel at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Find out how it was made, how it works, and about the rest of the amusement park attractions that were built around it. Park tours begin at 2 p.m. and lead visitors through a walking tour of the park to learn about its history and the current programs in arts, dance and children’s activities. A 60-minute film documentary is shown at 4 p.m. and highlights the Park’s 115-year history from a National Chautauqua Assembly to a premiere amusement park. Free and all tours are also offered by appointment at 301-492-6229.

Nature Exploration. Grab a hand lens, pack your field guide, and jump into the world of insects at Discovery Creek's Six-legged Sensations exhibition from 10-3 p.m. at the Stable at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Meet and greet live animals, play in an oversized sandpit, take a hike to explore the creek, create crafts and more. Members and children under 2 free; nonmembers: $5. Call 202-337-5111 to make arrangements or visit www.discoverycreek.org.

New Glass Progressions. The Art Glass Consortium at Glen Echo Park will begin the fall season with an exhibit featuring the four consortium artists: Bobbi Vischi, Diane Cabe, Christine Hekimian and Zayde Sleph at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Sculpture and wall art will be featured. Vessels and wearable art jewelry will also be on exhibit and for sale. For information and times call 703-534-6662.

Salsa Dance. Salsa showcase with a lesson from 8-9 p.m., followed by dancing to live music until midnight by one of the area's favorite salsa bands in the Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $12. Visit www.oohsalsa.com.

Doggie Dip Day. The Rockville Municipal Swim Center celebrates the conclusion of its summer outdoor swim season with its fourth annual Doggie Dip Day from 12-4 p.m. at 355 Martins Lane, Rockville. A number of vendors specializing in dog products and services, such as obedience schools and area pet stores, will have booths to answer questions and distribute pet information. $5/dog. Owners and guests enter free, unless they will be swimming in the indoor pool or using other Swim Center facilities. For more information and list of items to bring, contact Beth Fowler at 240-314-8754.

Sunday/Sept. 10

Voices of the River: River Stories of People and Places. Eco-historian Hayden Matthews will tell stories of the people who lived alongside the river in times past from 4-5 p.m. at Lockhouse 8. Contact Judy Welles at welles@potomac.org or visit www.potomac.org/action/ctg/lockhouse.html.

Car Show. National Capitol Jaguar Owner's Club's 2006 Concours D'Elegance. An annual judged Jaguar car show, free to spectators. Gates open for cars at 8:30 a.m., judging begins at 11 a.m. and awards ceremony at 4 p.m. on the Montgomery College Campus in Rockville. Contact 571-213-1847, 703-827-9509 or 301-997-3879 for more information.

Antique Show. Women’s Club 46th annual antique show from 12-5 p.m. at Chevy Chase Women’s Club, 7931 Connecticut Ave., Bethesda. Sat., 11am-6pm & Sun., 12-5pm. $10; $9 with this ad. 301-652-8480.

Open House. Enjoy an open house from 12-6 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Adults and youth can learn about the wide range of visual arts, dance and performance classes being offered at Glen Echo Park this fall. Features free classes and demonstrations, such as belly dancing, polymer clay crafts, silk painting, beading and kite-making and more. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more activities and information.

Dentzel Carousel. One of the Washington area’s local treasures: the historic Glen Echo Park Dentzel Carousel, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Call 301-634-2222.

Tour de Canal. A bicycle tour where riders can choose either a 20- or184-mile stretch of towpath riding from Cumberland to Georgetown. This event benefits the Alzheimer's Association, National Capital Area. Riders must qualify through a training ride for the 100 to 184-mile ride. 703-359-4440, e-mail tourdecanalnca@alz.org or visit www.alz-nca.org.

Children's Theater. Watch "Miss Nelson is Missing" at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Adventure Theatre in Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $7. 301-320-5331. Visit www.bethesda.org.

Puppet Performance. Dinosaur Desperados will be performed at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at Playhouse, 7300 MarArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. It is recommended for children in grades Pre-K through Grade 4, and runs for 50 minutes. $7.00, with group rates available. Visit www.thepuppetco.org for more.

Discussion. Theosophical lecture with Q&A from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at United Lodge of Theosophists, 4865 Cordell Ave., 2nd floor, Bethesda. Free. 301-656-3566.

Roundtable Discussion. Discussion from Raja on either Yoga or Occultism from 12:15-1:15 p.m. at United Lodge of Theosophists, 4865 Cordell Ave., 2nd floor, Bethesda. Free. 301-656-3566.

Estate Catalog Exhibit. Furniture, antiques, paintings, silver and ore are on exhibit at Sloans & Kenyon, 7034 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Times vary. Free. 301-634-2300.

Fall Festival. Games, music, food and more from 12:30-3 p.m. at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8011 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Families welcome. Free. 301-652-5160.

Opening Reception. Opening reception for "Seeing Is Believing" from 3-5 p.m. at VisArts, VisArts at Rockville, 9300 Gaither Road, Gaithersburg. The exhibit, which showcases fine glass and quilt work, runs Sept. 10 - Oct. 6. Free. 301-869-8623 or visit www.VisArtsCenter.org.

Glen Echo Tours. Carousel tours start at 10:30 a.m. and give visitors a closer look at the 1921 Dentzel carousel at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Find out how it was made, how it works, and about the rest of the amusement park attractions that were built around it. Park tours begin at 2 p.m. and lead visitors through a walking tour of the park to learn about its history and the current programs in arts, dance and children’s activities. A 60-minute film documentary is shown at 4 p.m. and highlights the Park’s 115-year history from a National Chautauqua Assembly to a premiere amusement park. Free and all tours are also offered by appointment at 301-492-6229.

Student Art Show. Student artwork from classes at Glen Echo Park are on display and for sale from 12-6 p.m. in the Popcorn Gallery and Partnership office, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Artwork includes painting, photography, art glass, ceramics and more. Call 301-634-2228 or visit www.glenechopark.org.

Free Art Exhibit. See work by Joel Rudick from 12-5 p.m. in the Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery in Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Call 301-371-5593 or visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com.

New Glass Progressions. The Art Glass Consortium at Glen Echo Park will begin the fall season with an exhibit featuring the four consortium artists: Bobbi Vischi, Diane Cabe, Christine Hekimian and Zayde Sleph at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Sculpture and wall art will be featured. Vessels and wearable art jewelry will also be on exhibit and for sale. For information and times call 703-534-6662.

Ballroom Tea Dance. The La Salle Dance Orchestra plays popular music of the 1920s and 30s. Lesson at 3 p.m. and dancing from 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. in the Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $8, including the lesson. Call 703-425-7926 or visit www.lasalledanceorchestra.com.

Family Dance. Spend the afternoon dancing with the kids from 3-5 p.m. in the Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $5. Visit www.dancingplanetproductions.com/family.htm, or call 301-320-7099.

Contra and Square Dance. Focus on New England-style contra dances with a lesson at 7 p.m. followed by dancing from 7:30-10:30 p.m. in the Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. All dances are taught, and no partner is necessary. $10 nonmembers/$8 FSGW members. Call 202-518-1299 or visit www.fsgw.org.

Movie Night. Watch ‘Cup Final' at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville. In the movie, a shared passion for soccer connects the soldier and his captors. $5 at the door. This film contains adult themes. For more information, call Debbie Sokobin at 301-348-3760.

Monday/Sept. 11

Discussion. Parents of adopted adolescents can discuss what it is like to raise their children from 7-9 p.m. at The Barker Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Ages 21and up. Free. 301-664-9664.

Estate Catalog Exhibit. Furniture, antiques, paintings, silver and ore are on exhibit at Sloans & Kenyon, 7034 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Times vary. Free. 301-634-2300.

"Time for Tots" Storytime Series. A new program designed for children from birth to two years of age featuring stories, rhymes, music and songs starts at 10:30 a.m. at Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave. Call the library at 240-773-9490.

Mineral Club Meeting. The Gem, Lapidary and Mineral Society of Montgomery County meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive, Rockville. The program is a presentation by Tim Rose of the Natural History Museum at the Smithsonian Institution entitled "The Cardinal Direction Marker Project of The National Museum of the American Indian." Free and open to public. Call 301-299-8213 for information.

Special Exhibit. "The Bluest Day," an exhibit of paintings by Rockville artist Deborah Addison Coburn inspired by images from September 11, 2001 is part of a special viewing from 12-3 p.m., at the Foundry Gallery, 1314 18th St., N.W., Washington, D.C., a day the gallery would normally be closed. Visit www.foundrygallery.org for more.

Community 9/11 Memorial Service. 8 p.m. at Temple Shalom, 8401 Grubb Road, Chevy Chase. Gather for a community memorial service, followed by a night of communal Torah study, as local synagogues from across the denominational spectrum join together and study in preparation for the High Holidays. Call 301-587-2273 for directions only. Call 301-610-JEWS or e-mail info@jssn.org for more information. Free.

Tuesday/Sept. 12

Afternoon Tea. 1 p.m. at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Music by Paul Bangser on guitar and Robin Richmond on flute. Pre-paid reservations required, $18. Call 301-581-5108 for reservations.

Bethesda Reads. Book discussion at 10:30 am. at Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road. Free. Call for book 240-777-0970.

Movie Night. "Brothers" starts at 10 a.m., at Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and the film will begin promptly at 10 a.m. Discussion led by a local film expert follows. Tickets at the door are $14. Visit http://cinemaartbethesda.org/ or call 301-365-3679.

Art at the Amphitheater. From 11 a.m.-12 p.m., explore interpretive dance and join in a poetry slam for children. Let imaginations run wild. Meet at the Amphitheater in Cabin John Regional Park, 7700 Tuckerman Lane, Rockville. 5-12 years of age. Free. To register go to www.parkpass.org or call Locust Grove Nature Center at 301-299-1990.

Bethesda Farmers Market. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in Veterans Park at the corner of Norfolk & Woodmont Avenues. Fresh fruits, vegetables, breads & live entertainment. Free. Call 301-215-6660.

Estate Catalog Exhibit. Furniture, antiques, paintings, silver and ore are on exhibit at Sloans & Kenyon, 7034 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Times vary. Free. 301-634-2300.

Bridge Party. First session of seniors program from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Leland Community Center, 4301 Willow Lane, Bethesda. Ages 55 and up. Free. 301-652-2249.

American Plant Food Job Fair. For people who love plants and gardening, instant interviews are available from 3:30-6 p.m. at American Plant Food Garden Center, 7405 River Road, Bethesda. Free. 301-469-7690.

Wednesday/Sept. 13

Music Lessons. Group lessons at the Levine School of Music at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Call 301-897-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org for more information.

American Plant Food Job Fair. For people who love plants and gardening, instant interviews are available from 3:30-6 p.m. at American Plant Food Garden Center, 7405 River Road, Bethesda. Free. 301-469-7690.

Musicalitea. Starts at 11 a.m. in the Education Center Room 309 at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Presented by the Levine School of Music, this is a free recital by Levine students, staff and faculty for the community followed by tea and light snacks. Reservations are required two weeks in advance. Call 202-686-800, ext. 1127 or visit www.strathmore.org for more information.

Conversation Club. Participate in an ESOL club at 2 p.m. at Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road. Drop-in anytime; no registration needed. All ages and levels. Free. 240-777-0970.

Afternoon Tea. At 1 p.m. in the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Music by Fran Hrastar, piano. Pre-paid reservations required. $18 plus tax. Call 301-581-5108 or visit www.strathmore.org for more information.

Artist in Residence Program presents Kush Abadey, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Fifteen-year-old Kush is a drummer and bandleader. He is a sophomore at Suitland High School in the Visual and Performing Arts Contextual Learning Program in Forestville, Md. Tickets are $10. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Outdoor Concert. From 12-2 p.m. enjoy a lunchtime concert at the Willow Garden Theatre in the Gateway Building, 7201 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Free. 301-352-5387 or www.bethesda.org.

Estate Catalog Exhibit. Furniture, antiques, paintings, silver and ore are on exhibit at Sloans & Kenyon, 7034 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Times vary. Free. 301-634-2300.

Fall Boutique. Benefits the Ivymount School for special needs children and has 20 vendors featuring items for adults, children and the home including home accessories, handbags, jewelry, women's and children's clothing, toys, stationary and gift items. From 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road, Potomac. Contact Jill Sosin, 301-340-1688 or blue.elephants@comcast.net.

Mystery Book Club. The Mystery Book Club discusses two English mysteries at its next meeting, 7 p.m. at Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave.Mystery readers are invited to attend and discuss "Innocent Blood" by P.D. James and "The Babes in the Woods" by Ruth Rendell. Books will be available for participants. To register, stop by or call the library at 240-773-9490.

Jewish Book Club. At 4 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville. Discuss the nonfiction book "The Jewish Girl’s Guide to Guilt" by Ruth Andrew Ellenson. For more information, call Barbara Winnik at 301-348-3778.