Correction: The listing included an incorrect address and Web page for Brookside Nature Center in Wheaton. The center is at 1400 Glenallen Ave., and information about it can be found online at www.montgomeryparks.org/nature_centers/brookside. This version has been updated.
Gaithersburg Holiday Giving program, individuals, businesses, congregations, and other groups are needed to “adopt” local families by providing food baskets and gifts, such as gift cards. 301-258-6395, Ext. 4, www.gaithersburgmd.gov or email@example.com.
Meals on Wheels drivers needed, deliveries in the Gaithersburg area take place during late morning/early afternoon. Pick-ups are at Asbury Methodist Village, 333 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg. Mary Casamento, 301-253-4626, or 301-216-4200.
Holiday art show and sale, ornaments and works in glass, ceramics, photography, and paintings. Sponsored by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture. Through Jan. 6. Glen Echo Park Popcorn Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. www.glenechopark.
org or 301-634-2222.
Theater: “A Little House Christmas,” a storm threatens to disrupt the holiday celebrations of a pioneer family. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday; 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday. Glen Echo Park Adventure Theatre, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $19. www.adventure
theatre-mtc.org or 301-634-2270.
Puppet show: “The Nutcracker,” 11:30 a.m. Friday; 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Glen Echo Park Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $10. www.thepuppetco.org or 301-634-5380.
Theater: “Seussical,” for ages 4 to 12; a musical based on the works of Dr. Seuss. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m., 1:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday; 1:30 and 4 p.m. Sunday; Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. $10-$25. 301-961-6060.
Garden of Lights, a half-mile walk through a holiday display that includes more than 1 million lights. 5:30 p.m. daily (last entry at 8:30 p.m.). Live music, 6:30 to 8 pm. Brookside Nature Center, 1400 Glenallen Ave., Wheaton. $20-$25 per vehicle. 301-962-1457 or www.montgomeryparks.org/nature_centers/brookside.
“Winter Lights Festival,” a 3.5-mile drive past 380 illuminated displays and 60 animated vignettes. Preview, 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, then nightly (except Mondays) through Dec. 31. Proceeds will benefit local charities. Seneca Creek State Park, 11950 Clopper Rd., Gaithersburg. $15 per vehicle. 301-258-6350 or www.gaithersburgmd.gov/winterlights.
Friday Night Dance at Glen Echo, Michael Barraclough calls to the sounds of Serpentet. Free lesson at 7:30 p.m., followed by dancing until 11:30 p.m. Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $9. www.FridayNightDance.org.
Comedy & Magic Society performance, for age 10 and older, interactive theater and sleight-of-hand. 8 p.m., Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. $15; Gaithersburg residents, $12. 301-
Kensington farmers market, produce, seafood, meat, baked goods, flowers and more. 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Kensington train station parking lot (Howard Avenue). 301-
949-2424 or www.tok.md.gov.
Silver Spring farmers market, cheeses, fruits and vegetables, honey, eggs, meat, baked goods and cut flowers. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Ellsworth Drive between Fenton Street and Georgia Avenue. 202-
Puppet show: “Nutcracker Fantasy,” the condensed version of the classic holiday tale is part of the Tiny Tots @ 10 series. 10 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Glen Echo Park Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo. $5. www.thepuppetco.org or 301-634-
Seminary district walk, hosted by Save Our Seminary at Forest Glen, the last guided tour until spring. 1 p.m., National Park Seminary Historic District, 2755 Cassedy St. (near Linden Lane), Silver Spring. $5; registration required. 301-589-1715 or www.saveourseminary.org.
Artsy Holiday Boutique opening reception, craft demonstrations with artist Patricia Fein-Cate. 2 p.m., Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. 301-348-3770 or www.
Hot Society Sunday Afternoon Dance, the Hot Society Orchestra of Washington plays the sounds of the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s. Free lesson at 3 p.m., followed by dancing until 6 p.m., Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $14. www.glenechopark.org or 301-320-
Antiques and collectibles meeting, a discussion of history and value of treasured items. 10 a.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 240-777-8086.
Small-business counseling, weekday appointments with volunteers from the Senior Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE). Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave. Free. 240-777-0140.
Bingo, fun and prizes. 10:30 a.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. $1 for two cards. 240-777-8086.
Planning Department brown-bag lunch, a community meeting hosted by Pam Dunn, a project manager for the Montgomery County Planning Department. Take a bag lunch; drinks and dessert provided. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters. 12:15-2 p.m., Twinbrook Library, 202 Meadow Hall Dr., Rockville. www.montgomery
Brain-health workshop, a presentation by Neil Goldstein on “Painless Puzzles (of the Acrostic Kind) Good for Gray Brain Matter.” 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 240-777-4999.
Capital Accord Chorus rehearsal, the women’s a capella group seeks singers for its holiday performances. Sligo Middle School, 1401 Dennis Ave., Silver Spring. 301-392-7664 or www.capitalaccord.org.
Folk concert, Lea Morris celebrates the release of her CD “Promise.” 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville, 100 Welsh Park Dr., Rockville. $18; in advance, $15. 301-275-7459 or www.focusmusic.org.
Ballroom dance, lessons led by Bill Goldberg and Ellen Moran, followed by practice of what’s been learned. Noon on Wednesdays, Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 240-777-8086.
Montgomery Village Community Christmas tree lighting, with performances by the Montgomery Village Community Band and the Watkins Mill High School Chorus. 6-7 p.m., Montgomery Village Center, 19100 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-948-0110 or www.montgomeryvillage.com.
Poetry readings, Judith McCombs and Alicia Ostriker, followed by an open reading. 7 p.m., Kensington Row Bookshop, 3786 Howard Ave., Kensington. Free. 301-949-9416.
Square dancing and lessons, new dancers are welcome. 7-10 p.m., North Chevy Chase Christian Church, 8814 Kensington Pkwy., Chevy Chase. $6. 301-587-5861 or www.gerrymanders.net.
Parenting workshop, for parents of children age 5 and younger, a presentation on “Setting Limits With Young Children.” Sponsored by the Parent Encouragement Program. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Kensington Baptist Church, 10100 Connecticut Ave., Kensington. $30; registration required. 301-929-8824 or www.pep
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