BETHESDA BOOK TALK, Sherwood Anderson's short story collection "Winesburg, Ohio"; books available for check-out. 2-3:30 p.m., Bethesda Branch Library, 7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda. Free; registration requested. 240-777-0937.
FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT WORKSHOPS, a federal jobs-search trainer conducts a two workshop about how to get a federal government job by writing effective federal knowledge, skills and abilities statements, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Jewish Social Service Agency, second-floor boardroom, 6123 Montrose Rd., Rockville. $35; registration required. 301-587-9666.
ROSE LECTURE, Randy Scott discusses rosebush disease and pest control and organic and chemical solutions; light refreshments. 7:30-9:30 p.m., McLean Governmental Center, 1437 Balls Hill Rd., McLean, Va. Free. 301-869-4948.
DEPRESSION-RELATED SUPPORT, for families and friends of those with depression or bipolar illness, sponsored by Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association, Potomac Chapter. 7:30 p.m., St. Raphael's Church, parish hall, 1513 Dunster Rd., Rockville. Free. 301-299-4255.
WILDFLOWER CELEBRATION, tours, lectures and a plant sale. 10-10:55 a.m., Lynette Scaffidi discusses "Native Plants for the Butterfly-Hummingbird Garden; 11-11:55 a.m., Diane Lewis "Woody Natives in the Landscape"; noon-12:55 p.m., Carole Bergmann, "Herbaceous Spring Wildflowers; and 1-2:30 p.m., Melanie Choukas-Bradley, "The Wildflowers of Sugarloaf Mountains"; nursery-propagated native plants sale, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., South Conservatory lawn. Event hours, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Brookside Gardens, Brookside Nature Center, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-962-1400.
GAITHERSBURG DOG PARTY, for dogs and their owners and friends, participate in a dog parade, a bone hunt and an obstacle course; plus a dog trainer for consultation, a photo booth and more; sponsored by the city of Gaithersburg. Noon-3 p.m., Bohrer Park, Summit Hall Farm, 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350.
ARABIC CULTURAL SHOW, includes story time, hand-painting, arts and crafts exhibits, traditional clothing and musical instruments. 1 p.m., Quince Orchard Branch Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.
SHAKESPEARE PERFORMANCE, a student troupe from the Round House Theatre performs sonnets and plays in "Let's Share Shakespeare," on the occasion of William Shakespeare's traditional birthday. 1:30 p.m., Gaithersburg Branch Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-840-2515.
EATING DISORDERS SUPPORT GROUP, for people recovering from body-image and eating disorders, sponsored by Eating Addictions Anonymous, a 12-step fellowship. 7 p.m. Saturdays, Holy Cross Hospital, second floor, 1500 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-526-6746.
ROCKVILLE ALS CAREGIVER SUPPORT, for Montgomery County caregivers of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients, sponsored by the ALS Association, 2-4 p.m. Adventist HealthCare, Adult Day Care Center, 9701 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Free. 301-978-9855.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING. 7:30 p.m., Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Free. 800-543-4670.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETING. 7:30 p.m. Sundays, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Free. 202-966-9115.
CHRONIC PAIN LECTURE, physician Michael April discusses acupuncture, a nonconventional treatment for chronic pain; sponsored by the Pain Connection-Chronic Pain Outreach Center. 1-2:30 p.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LECTURE, retired National Geographic editor and author Robert Poole discusses his book "Explorers House: National Geographic and the World It Made," a history of the institution. 7:30 p.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; registration requested. 301-656-2797.