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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thursday, Nov. 4

STUDENT LITERATURE CONTEST, for ages 9 to 18, a national writing competition. Children are to write a personal letter to any author 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.

41ST ANNUAL BOOK FESTIVAL, more than 25 literary programs over 10 days. Featuring Carol Leifer, Joan Nathan, Thomas Buergenthal and Elizabeth Cohen. With children's events, author appearances and signings and a bookstore. Starts at 9 a.m. each day, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Tickets required: 301-348-3805 or

CRAB FEAST FUNDRAISER, tickets available now for the Nov. 14 fundraiser. All-you-can-eat crabs, sides and beverages. Proceeds will benefit the rescue squad. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, 5020 Battery Lane. $40, in advance. 301-977-6634 or

"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. Through Nov. 14. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6394.

"OUTLOUD LIVE," nonrepresentational, intuitive and abstract paintings. Through Nov. 14. 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 Saturday. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy., Bethesda. 301-951-9441.

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

"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

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

EXHIBIT: ART SPIRIT GROUP, paintings, prints drawings, sculpture and more. Through Nov. 28, Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd., Sandy Spring. Free. 301-774-0022.

"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.

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