Montgomery Community Events May 29-June 5, 2008

Montgomery Community Events May 29-June 5, 2008

Tracy Kyle gets an autograph from Jeff Gordon of the University of Wisconsin during the 2007 Big Train baseball exhibition game. Le 'Shay Parker, center, and Alexis Beckham await their turn.
Tracy Kyle gets an autograph from Jeff Gordon of the University of Wisconsin during the 2007 Big Train baseball exhibition game. Le 'Shay Parker, center, and Alexis Beckham await their turn. (By Susan Biddle -- The Washington Post)
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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Thursday 29

CALL-FOR-ARTIST APPLICATIONS, for area artists and art organizations, applications are being accepted by the Gaithersburg Cultural Arts Advisory Committee to exhibit work for the 2009 exhibition season at one of four Gaithersburg art galleries, the Arts Barn, Kentlands Mansion, the Activity Center at Bohrer Park and the City Hall Gallery; artists' works will be selected by a judging committee; the deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. June 6; forms can be downloaded from the Internet. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6394, http://www.gaithersburgmd.gov/artsbarn or nparris@gaithersburgmd.gov.

SENIOR BOWLING PROGRAM, for age 50 and older, all experience levels welcome; ongoing registration for an informal bowling program; group will meet 3-5 p.m. for eight Mondays, beginning June 9; sponsored by Gaithersburg Recreation Department. Bowl America, 1101 Clopper Rd., Gaithersburg. $7.75 per week, includes three games, shoe rental, coffee and tea; registration requested. 301-258-6350 or ptruxal@gaithersburgmd.gov.

INTERNET AND COMPUTER CLASS, for seniors, a volunteer provides help with using library computers, including the library catalog and databases, and exploring the Internet; bring your library card. 10 a.m., Damascus Library, 9702 Main St., Damascus. Free. 240-773-9444.

SMALL-BUSINESS COUNSELING, members of Senior Corps of Retired Executives provide one-on-one counseling for people with small businesses. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays and Tuesdays, Rockville Library, Meeting Room No. 2, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free. 240-777-0001.

CRAFTS CLASS, for adults, crafts maker Donna Weeks teaches participants how to create etched glass objects; materials provided. 11 a.m., Long Branch Senior Center, Long Branch Community Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring. Materials fee, $1. 301-431-5700.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP, for people widowed less than two years. 2-3:30 p.m. Thursdays, Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-949-7398.

EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION, for adults, a librarian leads a discussion of Michael Lewis's "The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game," a nonfiction book about football. 7-8:30 p.m., Rockville Library, Meeting Room No. 1, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free. 240-777-0140.

EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION, for adults, a librarian leads a discussion of Shirley Hazzard's novel "Great Fire," set in 1947 Japan, about an English war hero visiting Hiroshima during the Allied occupation. 7:30 p.m., Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.

Friday 30

HANDIWORK WORKSHOP, for beginners, seamstress Mariette Ward teaches how to hem and take measurements, pin and cut a pattern, make alterations, machine-stitch seams and more. 10:30 a.m., Long Branch Senior Center, Long Branch Community Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring. Free, registration required. 301-431-5700.

MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE, a ceremony and tribute to Gaithersburg men and women who have died during service to their country, with guest speaker U.S. Army Col. Wesley Martin, Military Police; patriotic music and a wreath-laying ceremony on the occasion of May 30 as traditional Memorial Day; guests can fill out a card for a Book of Tribute, honoring friends and family; other guests include Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney A. Katz, members of the Gaithersburg City Council, city staff members and guests; Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) members will collect items to send overseas, including powdered drink mixes, Silly String (to detect lasers in a room), cherry-flavored Chapstick, men's undershirts, boxers and briefs, flypaper, cans of salted nuts, travel-size toothbrushes, toothpaste, soaps, shampoos and lotions, Ziploc bags, trail mixes, disposable cameras, and AA and AAA batteries; VFW will also accept cash and check donations for postage and calling cards. Memorial Day tribute and ceremony, 11 a.m., Christman Park, 226A W. Deer Park Rd., Gaithersburg; donations can be made then, or 4 a.m.-9 p.m. at VFW John M. Carter Post No. 9862, 211 K, N. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. Admission, free. 301-948-0781.

AUTHOR APPEARANCE, for adults, author Ann Hagedorn reads from and talks about her biography "Savage Peace: Hope and Fear in America, 1919," a story of a dramatic post-war year in American life, including a flu pandemic, and the Russian Revolution; third in a series of Writing U.S. History lectures sponsored by the Maryland Humanities Council. 7:30 p.m., Writer's Center Book Gallery, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. Free. 301-654-8664.

Saturday 31

CHILDREN'S STORY TIME, for children ages 3-6 accompanied by an adult, stories about nature and the four seasons; plus a nature-related craft. 10 and 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, through June 14, Brookside Gardens, Children's Classroom, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-962-1400 or http://www.brooksidegardens.org.


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