LANDON SYMPHONETTE -- 5 p.m. Saturday. A classical music performance with the Landon Symphonette. Mondzac Performing Arts Center, 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda. $12; $8, seniors; $6, students. 301-320-1090 or 703-527-0734.


ART AFTER HOURS -- 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. This week, an open house of Strathmore Hall Arts Center. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Free. 301-530-0540 or

ROCKVILLE ARTS PLACE -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Paintings of Montgomery County parks by the Montgomery Parks Foundation and the Washington Society of Landscape Painters in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Rockville Arts Place, 100 E. Middle Lane, Rockville. Free. 301-309-6900.

Dance HEIDI AND HANS BAND -- 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday. Music by the Heidi and Hans Band. Women's Club of Bethesda, 5500 Sonoma Rd., Bethesda; $20. 301-649-3212.

SPANISH BALLROOM -- 7:30-11:30 p.m. Fridays, an hour of lessons followed by contradancing with live callers; 8 p.m.-midnight Saturdays, an hour of lessons followed by a live swing band (zydeco on the second Saturday of every month); 3-6 p.m. Sundays, a half-hour lesson followed by waltzing (only on the first and third Sundays); 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sundays, contra, square and folk dancing for more experienced dancers by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington. Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Fridays, $6; Saturdays, $8-$10; Sunday afternoons, $5; Sunday nights, $10. 301-492-6282 or

For Children BLACKROCK CENTER -- 1 p.m. Saturday. Rudyard Kipling's classic story, "The Elephant's Child." BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown Town Center, Middlebrook Road and Route 118. $6.50. 240-912-1054 or

ADVENTURE THEATRE -- 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. "Bunnicula," about household pets that solve the puzzle of vegetables that have mysteriously turned white. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $6, ages 5 and older; group rates available. 301-320-5331.

THE PUPPET COMPANY -- 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. "Peter and the Wolf." Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $6. 301-320-6668.

Theater OLNEY THEATRE -- 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Sundays; 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. "Driving Miss Daisy," about an elderly woman who does not want to lose her independence even though her son hires a chauffeur because she is no longer fit to drive. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. $15-$35. 301-924-3400 or

SILVER SPRING STAGE -- "A Shot in the Dark," a play set in a Parisian police station. An inspector on his first case tries to solve a murder. Silver Spring Stage, Woodmont Shopping Center (lower level), 10145 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Call for prices and times. 301-593-6036.

Miscellaneous TEA ROOM -- 1 p.m. Tuesday, Blanche Shaffer, piano. Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $17; reservations required. 301-530-0540.

CLARA BARTON HOUSE -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Guided tours of the building are given on the hour. The building was the first permanent headquarters of the American Red Cross, as well as the last home of its founder, Clara Barton. Groups of 10 or more should make reservations. Clara Barton National Historic Site, MacArthur Boulevard and Goldsboro Road, Glen Echo. Free. 301-492-6245.

-- Mark Jones

The Montgomery Extra entertainment calendar lists events as space permits. Mail announcements and photos -- noting date, time, address, cost and phone number -- to Mark Jones, Montgomery Extra, The Washington Post, 51 Monroe St., Suite 500, Rockville, Md. 20850. You may also e-mail announcements to or fax them to 301-279-5665. Deadline is 14 days before publication.