Montgomery County community events, March 6 -13, 2014

March 5
Thursday, March 6

Washington Jewish Film Festival, Israeli feature-length films, documentaries and short films celebrating the diversity of Jewish history and culture at continued screenings throughout the Washington area. Visit the Web site for details, costs and schedule. Through Sunday. 301-881-0100 or www.wjff.org.

Meet teen author John Feinstein, who will discuss his book “Foul Trouble,” about corruption and big money in the world of college basketball athletic recruiting. 7-9 p.m., Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. Free. 240-777-0970.

Congressional art competition, for high school students who live in or attend school in the 8th congressional district of U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen and other districts across the nation. [Students who live in the districts of representatives John Delaney and Paul Sarbanes, should contact them: Delaney, Gaithersburg, 301-926-0300, and Sarbanes, Towson, 410-832-8890.] The winning entry from each congressional district will be displayed in the Capitol for one year, and an awards reception will take place April 6. Congressman Van Hollen’s constituents should visit his Web site for details and an entry form and fax the completed form to his office at 301-424-5992 or e-mail to Karen.McManus@mail.house.gov by March 24. Congressman Van Hollen’s constituents may submit artworks to one of three locations, in Rockville, Westminster or Mount Airy. Drop off times: 2:30-5:30 p.m. March 28 or 10 a.m.-noon March 29, Van Hollen’s Mount Airy office, 205 Center St. Free, registration required. For other drop-off locations and for information, call 301-424-3501 or visit www.vanhollen.house.gov.

Board of Elections seeks student volunteers, students in grades six to 12 are invited to participate in the BOE “Future Vote” program serving as election day aides during the gubernatorial primary June 24. The program is open to all Montgomery County students. A mandatory training session is provided, and U.S. citizenship is not a pre-requisite. Student Service Learning credits can be earned. Montgomery County Board of Elections, 18753-210 N. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-8683 or www.777vote.org.

Free income-tax preparation, IRS-certified professionals and volunteers from the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program prepare taxes for moderate- to low-income families that earned less than $52,000 in 2013. Sponsored by Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services’ Community Action Agency. Appointments are available. 3-9 p.m. Wednesdays, through April 9, Community Services Division of Rockville, 20 Courthouse Sq., Suite 205, Rockville. Free. 240-314-8310.

“H2O Summit” registration, the March 22 event will feature speakers from local nonprofits, governmental agencies and universities explaining how actions affect local streams and rivers and how to get involved in protecting drinking water. At 1 p.m., a water-themed festival, science activities, live music and games. Co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, 1 Veterans Pl., Silver Spring. Free, registration required. 240-777-7744, montgomerycountymd.mygreenmontgomery.org, www.eventbrite.com or Ryan.Zerbe@montgomerycountymd.gov.

Introduction to PowerPoint, for adults; learn the basic terminology and navigational skills associated with the slide-based Microsoft program. Take a flash drive to save class documents. 12:15 p.m., Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave. Free. 240-777-0140.

Helping seniors shop at a grocery store, escort a senior to the store and assist with reading product labels, reaching merchandise, handling carts and putting away groceries, or shop for a homebound senior. The Senior Connection, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. 301-962-0820, Ext. 14.

Friday, March 7

Drop-in tai chi, student-led sessions meet 9:15 a.m. Fridays, Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. $3. 301-656-2797.

“Finding Online Health Information,” faculty and students from the GWU ISCOPES initiative, a health service-learning program, show how to use the Internet to access health information. 10 a.m.-noon, Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., Silver Spring. Free, registration required. 240-777-0910.

“Demystifying Medicare” talk, Leta Blank, a program coordinator at State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), explains how Medicare affects recipients. 10:30 a.m., Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free, registration required. 240-777-0200 or www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library.

Rockville artist talk and reception, Robin Meyer will discuss her exhibit, “Life and Death of Charm City.” Meyer merges traditional painting and drawing with digital technology. Open through March 16. 7-9 p.m., VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Free. 301-315-8200.

Open dance studio night, free lessons and parties at downtown Bethesda studios. Visit the Web site for list of participating studios and schedule. Part of the 10th annual Dance Bethesda festivities sponsored by Bethesda Urban Partnership. 7-10:30 p.m., Dance Bethesda, 8227 Woodmont Ave. Admission, free. 301-951-3660 or www.bethesda.org.

“Millennium Broadway: A Musical Revue,” presented by Bethesda Little Theatre. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, the Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. $18; seniors, $15; students and children age 12 and younger, $12. 301-589-0720.

Saturday, March 8

10th annual Dance Bethesda concert, performances by Agency 9 (hip-hop), Bethany Disque (contemporary), Christopher K. Morgan & Artists (contemporary), Company Danzante (contemporary), Company E (contemporary), Nomad Dancers (inspired by traditions of India, Persia, Central Asia, Middle East and Turkey) and Word Dance Theater (modern dance). Produced by the Bethesda Urban Partnership and the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. 8 p.m., Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Hwy. $20; age 12 and younger, $10. 240-644-1100 or www.bethesda.org.

Kensington farmers market, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Kensington train station parking lot (Howard Avenue). 301-949-2424 or www.tok.md.gov.

Germantown used book sale, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., second Saturday of each month, lower level, Germantown Library, 19840 Century Blvd. 240-777-0110.

“Disney Winnie the Pooh Kids,” Winnie the Pooh and his pals Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit and Owl plan to rescue their friend Christopher Robin, who has been captured by the mysterious “Backson.” A KAT 2nd Stage Production. Performances, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through March 23. Call or purchase tickets online, Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. $18; Gaithersburg residents, $16; children through grade 12, $9. 301-258-6394 or recxpress.gaithersburgmd.gov.

Rockville Civic Ballet, a performance of “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” based on the children’s poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and featuring composer Gustav Holst’s music “Planets,” a seven-movement orchestral suite. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre at Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. $17; age 12 and younger and seniors, $13. 240-314-8690 or www.rockvillemd.gov/theatre.

Sunday, March 9

Bethesda central farmers market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, 7600 Arlington Rd. at Old Georgetown Road. 301-440-8496 or www.centralfarmmarkets.com.

Burtonsville farmers market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 2410 Spencerville Rd. 301-792-9448.

Foreign film screening: “Zaytoun,” a screening of director Eran Riklis’s 2012 drama set in 1982 Beirut about a Palestinian boy who helps an Israeli fighter pilot escape PLO captivity. In English, Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. A monthly meeting of Cinema Art Bethesda. Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. $15, includes post-screening discussion, coffee and bagels. 301-365-3679 or cinemaartbethesda.org.

Olney farmers and artists winter market,10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, through March 30, Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd., 202-257-5326 or www.olneyfarmersmarket.org.

Sandy Spring fire department quarter auction, proceeds will benefit Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department. Prizes include Longaberger, Partylite, Tupperware, Pampered Chef and other products. The event features a game described as “auction meets bingo meets raffle,” in which participants bid with quarters on items of interest. Games, 2 p.m.; refreshments available for purchase. Sponsored by the Volunteer Fire Rescue Association Auxiliary. 1 p.m., Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department, Oak Room, 17921 Brooke Rd. $8, includes one game paddle. Extra game paddles, $2 each. 301-929-1935.

AARP Widowed Persons Service, a meeting of the Widowed Persons Service of Montgomery County. 2 p.m., Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Ave. Suggested donation, $4. 301-949-7398.

Hot Society Orchestra of Washington, music and dances from the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s. No partner or experience necessary. Samba lesson, 3 p.m.; music and dancing, 3:30-6 p.m., Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $14. 301-634-2222 or www.glenechopark.org.

Richard Montgomery High School Choral Concert, students perform Mozart’s “Requiem,” with organ and other instruments. 3:30 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 107 S. Washington St., Rockville. Free. 301-610-8000.

Sargent Gospel-Aires Choir Concert, the choir will sing traditional and contemporary arrangements accompanied by percussion and keyboard/piano. With food reception. 4 p.m., St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 25100 Ridge Rd., Damascus. Free, donations accepted. 301-253-2130, www.stannesdamascus.org or office@stannesdamascus.org.

Concert: Amit Peled and Alon Goldstein, cellist Peled and pianist Goldstein perform works by Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Schubert. Part of the “Artists of Excellence” series. 7:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, Kreeger Auditorium, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. $30-$40. 301-348-3779.

Monday, March 10

“Mulch Madness Sale” pre-orders, shredded hardwood in large three-cubic-foot bags. The material in one bag, applied two inches deep, covers approximately 12 square feet. Proceeds will benefit Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School sports boosters. Order by Monday for free March 15-16 local deliveries (25+ bags), Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, 4301 East-West Hwy. $6 per bag. 202-374-9317, www.bccmulch.com or gregdoll1@gmail.com.

“Survivorship Care Planning” talk, Julia Rowland, director of the Office of Cancer Survivorship at the National Cancer Institute, discusses “life after cancer,” survivorship care plans and how they can best be used by cancer survivors to transition from treatment to recovery. 6:30-8 p.m., Hope Connections for Cancer Support, Beaumont House at FASEB 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Free, registration required. 301-634-7500 or info@hopeconnectionsforcancer.org.

Civic Federation meeting on county budget, county residents and representatives of civic organizations are invited to learn how elected representatives are proposing to spend taxpayer money in the county’s 2015 fiscal Capital Budget. Speakers will take questions after the presentation. Followed by updates on key local issues. 7:45 p.m., County Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free. 301-365-2347 or www.montgomerycivic.org.

Tuesday, March 11

Downloading e-books help in Gaithersburg, volunteers or staff members help with downloading library books and audio books on a Kindle, iPad, Nook or Android device. Take your device and library card to the Information Desk. First-come, first served. 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays, Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd. Free. 240-777-0200.

Introduction to word processing, for adults; learn about word processing using Microsoft Word. 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave. Free, registration required. 240-777-0001.

Income-tax preparation help, for low-income residents and seniors, volunteers from RSVP/AARP help taxpayers with filing tax returns. Call Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. for an appointment. Silver Spring Library, 8901 Colesville Rd. Free, registration required. 240-777-2577 or www.montgomerycountymd.gov .

Metropolitan Orchestra and Camerata, performance of works for instruments such as bassoon, horn and viola by Mozart, Cherubini, Villa-Lobos, Hindemith and Piazzolla. 7:30 p.m., Montgomery College, Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. Free. 240-567-5209, metropolitanorchestramc.org or manager@metropolitanorchestramc.org.

Wednesday, March 12

Cooking demonstration: “We Say Potatoes,” Adrienne Cook, a garden and cooking writer, and Danielle Navidi, a caterer, teach new ways to prepare the ancient staple and offer tips on cooking sweet potatoes. Noon-1:30 p.m., Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. $35; members, $30. Registration required. Course No. 272649. 301-962-1451 or www.ParkPASS.org.

Thursday, March 13

Run, Sweat & Beers Pub Run, a 4-plus mile run/walk fundraiser to benefit the two-day Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Participants are encouraged to wear goofy green attire and begin at Fleet Feet Sports in the Kentlands. Runners/walkers will head to area restaurants (including Coal Fire, Quincy’s, Pinky & Pepe’s and Bonefish Grill for beer samples). A post-run party with giveaways. 6:30 p.m., Fleet Feet Sports Gaithersburg, 255 Kentlands Blvd., Gaithersburg. $20, registration required. Payment must be made at the Fleet Feet store. 301-926-6442.

Volunteers needed for Hospice and Transitions programs, sponsored by the Jewish Social Service Agency, a non-sectarian community agency. The programs help seriously and terminally ill people and their families. Volunteers visit patients in their homes and residential facilities, provide assistance with errands and transportation, and offer respite for caregivers. A volunteer training session will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 27-29. Contact Amy Kaufman Goott, Jewish Social Service Agency, 6123 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Free, registration required. 301-816-2650 or agoott@jssa.org.

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton

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