Montgomery Community Events Jan. 22-29, 2009

Montgomery Community Events Jan. 22-29, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

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CIVIL WAR LECTURE AND LUNCHEON, register to attend a Civil War lecture and luncheon featuring Roger Schwartz, a U.S. Park Service ranger, giving a lecture titled "Civil War Spies in Washington." The luncheon will take place 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday at a monthly meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. Montgomery Country Club, 6550 Olney-Laytonsville Rd., Laytonsville. $18, includes meal, tax and tip; reservation needed by tomorrow. 301-762-6178.

U.S. ARMY BAND TICKETS AVAILABLE, for all ages, tickets are available for the 87th anniversary concert performance by the U.S. Army Band at 3 p.m. Feb. 22. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Free; call to request tickets. 202-685-2888.

VALENTINE CRAFTS CLASS REGISTRATION, for all ages, ongoing registration to attend a seasonal crafts class; create Valentine's crafts and cards using color paper, scissors, glue and other festive craft materials; class will be held 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 6; sponsored by the city of Gaithersburg. Bohrer Park Activity Center, 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. $5, includes materials; maximum for a family of three or more, $12; age 2 and younger, free; reservations required. 301-258-6350 or

DIVORCE FINANCE SEMINAR, for people considering or going through divorce, Jamie S. Lapin, a financial planner talks about why couples need to consider financial outcomes of divorce and how both partners can obtain equitable financial settlements. 10 a.m.-noon, Montgomery County Commission for Women Counseling and Career Center, Suite 100, 401 N. Washington St., Rockville. $20; registration required. 240-777-8300 or

LIBRARY RESOURCES LECTURE, Gail Gormley from the Montgomery County Library System talks about resources and programs. 10:30 a.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 240-777-8085.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, walk-in; 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.

FOSTER AND ADOPTIVE PARENT DISCUSSIONS, for people interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents, a recruiter with the county's Foster and Adoptive Parent Services leads an informational meeting; sponsored by Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services. 7:30 p.m., Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Administrative Offices, Woodside Room, 8818 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 240-777-3943 or

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ALASKA TRAVELOGUE, for adults, a video presentation on Alaska, featuring native Eskimos, Indians and Aleuts, plus footage of Alaska's Inside Passage, a canoe race, a hot air ballon ride and an old steam engine. 11 a.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 240-777-8085.

VAUDEVILLE PERFORMANCE, the Class Act, a local vaudevillian troupe, entertains with songs, dance and costumes. 1 p.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 240-777-8085.

COMMUNITY WINTER FESTIVAL, for all ages, an open house with music, cookies, hot chocolate, horse-drawn carriage rides through the grounds and more. 6-8 p.m., Aspenwood Senior Living Community, 14400 Homecrest Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-598-6424, or

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CLASSICAL GUITAR PERFORMANCE, Nadav Lev, a classical guitarist, will perform with Maya Lahyani, a mezzo-soprano, with compositions by Sor, De Falla, Villa Lobos and others; a reception to meet the artists will follow; part of the Marlow Guitar Series. 7:15 p.m., Pre-Concert Lecture; 8 p.m., Concert, Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ, 1 Westmoreland Cir., Bethesda. $25; ages 18 to 22, $12.50; age 17 and younger, free with a paid adult ticket. 301-654-6403, or

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION, a Chinese New Year celebration of the Year of the Ox beginning with an opening ceremony, dragon dance and remarks by county dignitaries; additional free entertainment will be held at center court noon, Lakeforest Mall, Center Ct., 701 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-670-0599.

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