Lymphoma Research Ride registration open, for the Sept. 30 noncompetitive 25- or 50-mile bike ride alongside survivors and other supporters. A benefit for the Lymphoma Research Foundation. The ride will start at Barnesville School in Dickerson. www. lymphoma.org/ride2012.
“Portraits of Life: LGBT Stories of Being” exhibit closing, a showcase of work by members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., daily through Monday. Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, 930 King St., Silver Spring. 240-567-4006.
Downloading eBooks and audio books workshop, guidance in accessing the library’s digital collections. Take a WiFi-enabled device such as a laptop computer to the training session. 10:15 a.m., Damascus Library, 9701 Main St. Free. 240-773-9444.
Line-dancing classes, 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays: led by JoAnn Eng and Lorraine Bour; 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays: led by Myung Anderson. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 240-777-8086.
Fulks Corner farmers market, seasonal fruits and vegetables from local farms. 2-6 p.m. Thursdays. Fulks Corner Avenue at Route 355, Gaithersburg. 301-590-2830.
Author appearance, Marcie Lovett will talk about “The Clutter Book: When You Can’t Let Go.” 2:30 p.m., The Village at Rockville, Lang Hall, 9701 Veirs Dr., Rockville. Free. 301-424-9560.
Social Security workshop, un update for those who are about to become eligible. 5-6 p.m., Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. 240-773-9590.
Handiwork crafts class, for age 12 and older, learn to crochet and knit, or work on a current project. Please bring your own supplies. 6 p.m. Twinbrook Library, 202 Meadow Hall Dr., Rockville. 240-777-0240.
Authors appearance,Barbara Glickman and Valerie Brown will discuss their book, “Capital Splendor: Parks & Gardens of Washington, D.C.” 7 p.m., Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave. Free. 240-777-0140.
Cafe Muse Reading Series, readings by Renee Ashley and Ellen Cole; plus a tribute to Ed Cox. Sponsored by the Word Works. 7 p.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-656-2797.
Friday, Sept. 14
Trawick Prize exhibit and opening reception, official launch of the Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards show. 6-9 p.m.; exhibit continues, noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, through Sept. 29. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. www.bethesda.org.
“Stroke of Genius” exhibit and opening reception, mobiles, sculptures, and photographs by David Yano and others. 6-9 p.m.; exhibit continues through Oct. 6. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy., Bethesda. Free. 301-951-9441.
Friday Night Dancers, Woody Lane calls to the Glen Echo Open Band. 7:30-11:30 p.m., Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $9; age 17 and younger, free. 301-634-2222 or www.FridayNightDance.org.
Saturday, Sept. 15
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.
Rockville farmers market, fruits and vegetables, bedding plants, preserves, honey, herbs, baked goods and more. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Rockville Town Center, Route 28 and Monroe Street. www.rockvillemd.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. 202-362-8889.
Main Street farmers market, fresh fruits, vegetables and pastries in addition to crafts from local artists. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. 301 Main St. (Kentlands Main Street Pavilion), Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350.
Used books sale, sponsored by Friends of the Library. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Marilyn J. Praisner Branch Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. 240-773-9460.
Brookside Gardens “Children’s Day,” vegetable-plant gardening and other craft projects, storytellers and other live entertainment. Take a nonperishable item for food bank donation. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-962-1400.
Dollhouse Miniatures Club, new project each month. Sponsored by the “Mini Wonder Workers of Damascus.” 1 p.m., Damascus Library, 9701 Main St. For registration and materials information, call 240-773-9444.
Sunday, Sept. 16
Olney farmers and artists market, local produce, vegetables and more. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays. 2801 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd. (at Prince Philip Drive). 202-257-5326.
Monday, Sept. 17
Small business counseling, meet with volunteers from the Senior Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE). Weekdays, Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave. Free; appointments required. 240-777-0140.
Vintage film: “The Best Years of Our Lives,” a screening of the 1946 classic starring Fredric March and Myrna Loy. 1 p.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 240-777-8086.
Plant swap and deer-in-the-garden seminar, a presentation by Rob Gibbs on wildlife management. Take plants to trade with other gardeners. A meeting of the Silver Spring Garden Club. 7:30 p.m., Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-588-6894 or http://facebook.com/WashingtonGardenerMagazine.
Tuesday, Sept. 18
Parenting course, for parents and caregivers of children ages 5-12; a 10-week course on bedtime and homework battles and resolving sibling issues. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Kensington Baptist Church, 10100 Connecticut Ave., Kensington. Registration required; call for fee information. 301-929-8824 or www.pepparent.org.
Wednesday, Sept. 19
“Help With Homework,” for ages 5 to 15, volunteers help students with schoolwork. 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville. 240-773-9410.
Rockville farmers markets, fruits and vegetables, bedding plants, cut flowers, baked goods and more. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays (with live music), East Montgomery Avenue at Rockville Town Center. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Route 28 and Monroe Street. 240-314-8620.
Women’s club open house, hosted by the Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase. Take a friend. 10 a.m.-noon, Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase, 7931 Connecticut Ave. Free. 301-652-8480. http://www.wccchevychase.org.
Klezmer concert, a woodwind performance by Seth Kibel. 1 p.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 240-777-8086.
“Fiction, Memoir and Biography” at the library, a discussion of William Faulkner’s “As I Lay Dying,” a novel set in Mississippi in the 1920s. 2:30-4 p.m., Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave. Free. 240-773-9590.
Plant clinic, a question-and-answer session with master gardeners; take specimens for identification and diagnosis. 6:15-7:45 p.m., Germantown Library, 19840 Century Blvd. Free. 240-777-0110.
Honeybees workshop, local beekeeper Maria Montefusco will talk about the environmental impact and rewards of being a beekeeper. She will also share honey-based recipes. Sponsored by the Damascus Library Advisory Committee. 7:30 p.m., Damascus Library, 9701 Main St. Free. 240-773-9444.
Parenting workshop, for parents of toddlers to age 18, “Why Don’t My Kids Listen to Me?” Sponsored by the Parent Encouragement Program. 7:30 p.m., St. Rose of Lima Parish, 11701 Clopper Rd., Gaithersburg. Free; registration required. 301-948-7545 or www.pepparent.org.
Thursday, Sept. 20
Free electronics recycling, acceptable items include TVs, desktop computers; gaming consoles; telephones and answering machines, small appliances and electronic toys (with batteries removed). 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Verizon Chesapeake Complex, 13100 Columbia Pike, Silver Spring. Free. 410-393-7109 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Child safety-seat inspection, a check on the installation of seats and boosters required for age 7 and younger (unless they weigh more than 65 pounds or are at least 4 feet 9 inches tall). Sponsored by the Montgomery County Police Department. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Fitzgerald Auto Mall, 5501 Nicholson Lane, Rockville. Free. 301-770-3300.
Jewish book discussion, a talk about Allegra Goodman’s, “Kaaterskill Falls,” a novel set in upstate New York in the summer of 1976. 1 p.m., Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Free. 240-777-0922.
Teen-book authors event, Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian talk about “Burn for Burn,” their novel about friendship and revenge. 5-8 p.m., Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. Free. 240-777-0970.
Community forum, “The Maryland Dream Act: Costs and Benefits to Taxpayers,” featuring Andrew Freund, of Montgomery County Young Republicans, and Jay Wilson, of Montgomery County Young Democrats. Sponsored by the Taxpayers League. 7:30-9 p.m., County Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave. (sixth-floor conference room), Rockville. Free. 301-320-5863.
Spanish-speaking election judges needed, to serve at polling places Nov. 6. Montgomery County Board of Elections, 240-777-8532 or email@example.com.
Short-story writing contest, for high school students: a feature of the 2013 Gaithersburg Book Festival. Visit www.gaithersburgbookfestival.org. 301-258-6350.
— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton
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