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Montgomery County community calendar, Oct. 21-28, 2010

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thursday, Oct. 21

CHILDREN'S HALLOWEEN BINGO REGISTRATION, for age 10 and younger accompanied by an adult, registration for "Halloween Bingo" at 7 p.m. Oct. 29. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free, registration required. 301-656-2797.

"CONTEMPORARY DESIGNS IN GLASS," blown-glass artwork by Paul Swartwood, Mark Hill and Kevin Lurie. Popcorn Gallery, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Free. 301-634-2222.

"WESTERN LANDSCAPE: ABSTRACTION SQUARED," paintings by Oka Hanig and new works by the gallery's artists, through Nov. 6. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy., Bethesda. 301-951-9441.

AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS, works by Maxwell Mackenzie, through Nov. 6. Fraser Gallery, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 301-718-9651.

"WATERCOLOR AND WOOD," paintings by Judy Wengrovitz and wood sculptures by Sy Wengrovitz. Har Shalom Synagogue, Gallery Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Rd., Potomac. Free. 301-299-7087.

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT, a showcase of images from the Multiple Exposures Gallery at the Torpedo Factory (Alexandria). Through Oct. 30, Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-656-2797.

"CONTINUUM: MOTHER AND SON, ARTIST AND AUTHOR," four collaborative book projects featuring text by David Bruce Smith and artwork by Clarice Smith. Silver Spring Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 7995 Georgia Ave. Free. 240-567-5775.

"MY GAITHERSBURG" PAINTINGS, acrylics by Natalya Parris; wildlife themes are based on the former Arts Barn instructor's visits to Bohrer Park. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6394.

COUNTYWIDE FOOD DRIVES, to benefit Manna Food Center. Especially needed are donations of nonperishable food items such as peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, canned fruits and vegetables, and rice. Drop-off boxes are in the building lobbies at 7272 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, and 14955 Shady Grove Rd., North Potomac. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays through Oct. 29. Sponsored by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. 301-455-9646.

CHILD SAFETY-SEAT INSPECTION, seats and boosters are required for children 7 and younger (unless they weigh more than 65 pounds or are at least 4 feet 9 inches tall). Sponsored by the Montgomery County police department. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Fitzgerald Auto Mall, 5501 Nicholson Lane, Rockville. Free. 301-770-3300.

"LEN PIPER'S PINOCCHIO," refurbished and adapted for the Puppet Company stage, the production features life-size marionettes and live actors. 10 and 11:30 a.m., Thursdays and Fridays; 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays. Puppet Company Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $10. 301-634-2270.

CHRYSANTHEMUM DISPLAY, blooms are expected to peak in early November. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Brookside Gardens Conservatory, 1500 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-962-1400.

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