Montgomery Community Events Nov. 27-Dec. 4, 2008

Montgomery Community Events Nov. 27-Dec. 4, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thursday 27

CHILDREN'S CULINARY PROGRAM, for children 3 and older and parents or caregivers, ongoing registration for program featuring hands-on demonstrations on rolling dough, making gingerbread cookies, juicing oranges and safely chopping apples; sponsored by Parenting magazine and Young Chefs Academy. 2-4 p.m. Dec. 6, Young Chefs Academy, 5626 Randolph Rd., Rockville. Free; registration required. 301-816-2433. or rockvillemd@younghttp://chefs

YOUTH ARTS PROGRAM, last chance for Washington area high school students to submit applications for a free, 10-week intensive arts learning program; create a body of artwork for college application portfolios; significant out-of-class work on projects is expected. To apply, submit application (available at, a CD with 10 images and a list of works by Monday to Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-371-5593.

HEALTH AND EXERCISE PROGRAM, for seniors, Chris Haynes, a nurse from Suburban Hospital, leads a weekly walk for exercise. 9-9:30 a.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.

SMALL BUSINESS COUNSELING, members of Senior Corps of Retired Executives provide one-on-one counseling for people with small businesses. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday by appointment, Rockville Library, second floor, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free. 240-777-0001.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, advance registration not required. Noon-2 p.m. Thursdays, Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source, 8580 Second Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-754-8510 or 301-754-3404.

Friday 28

SILVER SPRING CRAFTS CLASS, for adults, artist Sonia Rodriguez leads a craft-making class using seasonal materials. 10 a.m.-noon, Long Branch Senior Center, Long Branch Community Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-431-5700.

INTERNET AND COMPUTER CLASS, for beginners, eight-session class on how to use a personal computer and the Internet with a focus on health topics; take your library card. 10-11:30 a.m., Rockville Library, computer lab, second floor, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free; registration required. 240-777-0001.

TALKING BOOK CLUB, for people with low vision, a librarian leads a discussion of Sara Gruen's novel "Water for Elephants," the story of a man who joins a second-rate circus during the Depression; call to request a "talking book" or large-print format. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., last Friday each month, Rockville Library, Readers' Cafe, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free. 240-777-0140.

Saturday 29

INTERNET AND COMPUTER CLASS, for beginners, one-hour introduction to the Internet, library catalog and databases; take your library card. 9:15 a.m., White Oak Library, 11701 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free; registration required. 240-773-9555.

SPANISH CONVERSATION CLUB, for adults, small groups meet and speak Spanish to improve conversational skills. 9:30-11 a.m., Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-773-9490.

CHILDREN'S STORYTIME, for children ages 2 1/2 to 5 accompanied by an adult, a librarian reads short stories, sings songs and leads rhymes. 10:15 a.m., Olney Library, 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Rd., Olney. Free. 240-773-9545.

CHILDREN'S OPERA WORKSHOP, for ages 6 to 13 accompanied by an adult, a hands-on workshop based on "Madame Butterfly," about a Japanese geisha who marries a U.S. naval officer and is later rejected by him, featuring Washington National Opera singers; plus a talk about Japanese culture and a fan-folding craft. Noon, Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac. Free. 240-777-0690.

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