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Montgomery County community calendar, Oct. 28-Nov. 4, 2010

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thursday, Oct. 28

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., Thursday and Friday. Sponsored by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. 301-455-9646.

POLICE BOWLING MATCH FUNDRAISER REGISTRATION, registration for four-member teams to challenge police department teams to a three-game match Nov. 6. Teams are asked to secure sponsors; proceeds will benefit the Gaithersburg Police Foundation. Bowl America, 1101 Clopper Rd., Gaithersburg. Minimum sponsorship, $35 per person. Jackie Sewell at 301-330-5200.

"DIABETES TRANSPLANT" SUMMIT REGISTRATION, for anyone whose life has been affected by Type 1 diabetes, register for the Nov. 11 event. Pooks Hill Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Rd., Bethesda. Free, reservations required. 866-293-3155 or

STUDENT LITERATURE CONTEST, for ages 9 to 18, a national writing competition. Children are to write a personal letter to an author (anyone from Carl Hiaasen to Anne Frank) that expresses how a book changed their worldview. Details at the Maryland Center for the Book Web site, Submission deadline is Dec. 10. Maryland Humanities Council, 108 W. Centre St., Baltimore. 410-685-4187.

"4 VIBRANT VISIONS," oil and acrylic works by David Cochran, Gavin Glakas, Donna Golden and Matthew Johnston. Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum, 10001 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. Free. 301-897-1518.

"BROWN STROKES ON A WHITE CANVAS," an exhibition of works by Filipino American artists. Bohrer Park Activity Center, 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350.

"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.

"OUTLOUD LIVE," nonrepresentational, intuitive and abstract paintings. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6394.

"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.

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

CHRYSANTHEMUM DISPLAY, blooms are at their peak. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Brookside Gardens Conservatory, 1500 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-962-1400.

"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.

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