Thursday 7 BETHESDA STORY TIME, for children 3-6, "Life in the City," stories, music and activities. 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Little Falls Community Library, 5501 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda. Free. 301-320-4880.

DISABILITY RESOURCE FAIR, for children and adults with disabilities and their families. Information on recreation, employment, respite and other support services, benefits and more, provided by more than 70 organizations, sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Aging and Disability Services' Community Support Network. Noon-6:30 p.m., University of Maryland Shady Grove Center, 9630 Gudelsky Dr., Rockville. Free admission. For more information or for services or assistance to participate in the event, call 240-777-1216 (voice) or 240-777-1217 (TTY).

WHEATON SPORTS HEALTH TALK, for ages 55 and older, "The Aging Athlete," a discussion of the body in exercise, how participation in different sports affects backs, knees and joints, and the normal problems associated with growing older. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

CHEVY CHASE SYMPOSIUM, for teachers, mental health professionals, counselors and other adults, "Understanding and Helping Children and Adolescents Who Don't Fit In," presented by Marshall P. Duke, who has written about social and nonverbal communication skills of children, sponsored by the Jewish Social Service Agency. 8:30 a.m.-4:40 p.m., National 4-H Center, 7100 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. $105 on-site (if space is available). 301-816-2682 or www.jssa.org.

ROCKVILLE CAR SEAT INSPECTION, a child safety seat inspection, rescheduled from Oct. 10. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Fitzgerald Auto Mall, 5501 Nicholson Lane, Rockville. Free. 301-656-7900.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE LECTURE, "Campaign Finance -- Reform and Reality," presented by Herbert Alexander, a professor at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, sponsored by Seniors Organized for Change, the political advocacy group of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington. 10:45 a.m., 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Free; photo ID required to enter building. 301-230-3751.

CHEVY CHASE TODDLER TIME, for children 18-36 months with adults. Explore the library, plus a brief rhyme and story program. 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. today, Tuesday and Nov. 14, Chevy Chase Community Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave. Free; limited seating; free tickets distributed 30 minutes before each program. 301-986-4313.

Friday 8 CARDIAC HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP, for those with any type of heart disease. 1-2 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of each month, Holy Cross Cardiac Enhancement Center, 8241 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. Free; preregistration required. 301-587-8781.

BETHESDA VETERANS DAY PROGRAM, for ages 55 and older, hear stories of composers and listen to taped performances of compositions associated with the nation's capital, plus share memories and memorabilia with others (display tables provided). 2-4 p.m., Bethesda Senior Source, 4805 Edgemoor Lane. Free; preregistration required. 301-951-1990.

WHEATON TEA DANCE, for ages 55 and older, with music by keyboard player and vocalist Mike Surratt. Newcomers welcome; refreshments served. 1:15-3:15 p.m., Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. $4. 301-468-4448.

CAREER INTEREST INVENTORY, a two-part profile of vocational interests and occupational choices; first session, a test to determine interests; second session, group interpretation of the test. 1-3 p.m. Friday and Dec. 6, Montgomery County Commission for Women, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. $45; nonresidents of Montgomery County, $67; preregistration required. 240-777-8300 or 301-279-1034 (TTY).

SILVER SPRING SHOW TUNES, for ages 55 and older, "Marvelous Marjorie" Spector plays Broadway tunes on the piano. 1-2 p.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.

Saturday 9 POTOMAC LIBRARY USED BOOK SALE, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Potomac Community Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr. Small paperbacks, 50 cents; large paperbacks and most hardback books, $1; admission, free; book donations appreciated. 301-983-4475.

HEART HEALTH PROGRAM, a half-day program about gender differences in symptoms, detection and treatment of heart disease. 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-754-8800.

GARDEN WEATHER FORECASTING, learn how to use advance information on the Internet and about the newest hands-on weather instruments, presented by meteorologist Bill Blackmore. 1-2:30 p.m., Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. $11; preregistration required. 301-949-8230 or www.brooksidegardens.org.

HOMEOWNERS LEGALITY WORKSHOP, lawyers Kevin Thornton and Corinne Rosen discuss legal issues for residents of condos, co-ops and homeowner associations, sponsored by Maryland Homeowners Association. 10 a.m.-noon, Covenant United Methodist Church, 20301 Pleasant Ridge Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-654-9242.

Sunday 10 AARP WIDOWED PERSONS SERVICE, "Managing Your Money in Today's Difficult Market," presented by Lois Fishman, of Fishman Financial Services, with refreshments and socializing, sponsored by AARP. Socializing, 2 p.m.; speaker, 3 p.m., Bauer Drive Recreation Center, 14625 Bauer Dr., Rockville. Free. 301-949-7398.

SILVER SPRING BAND CONCERT, for all ages, the Montgomery Village Community Band performs in observance of Veterans Day. 2:30-3:30 p.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.

JEWISH HISTORY LECTURE, the annual meeting of the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington; Bernard Dov Cooperman, associate professor of history at the University of Maryland, College Park, discusses "A Sephardic Dynasty: The Washington Amsellems," the last in a series of lectures about the local Sephardic community. Sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington and the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum. 2-4 p.m., Magen David Sephardic Congregation-Beit Eliahu Synagogue, 11215 Woodglen Dr., Rockville. Free; reservations recommended. 202-789-0900.

Monday 11 HAWAIIAN VOLCANO PROGRAM, "Winter 1998 Eruption Update," a firsthand account of current eruptions of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, at the November meeting of the Gem, Lapidary and Mineral Society of Montgomery County. 7:30 p.m., Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Dr., Rockville. Free. 301-299-8213.

SILVER SPRING INFANT MASSAGE, a three-session course for parents on infant massage techniques to enhance parent-child bonding and reduce stress. 2-3 p.m. Mondays, through Nov. 25, Holy Cross Resource Center, 9805 Dameron Dr., Silver Spring. $45 per person. 301-754-7152.

Tuesday 12 PUBLIC HEARING ON BENEFIT WAIVER, the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services will hold a hearing on a waiver request to eliminate the Child Specific Benefit (CSB) provision of the Family Investment Program, which would replace the CSB third-party payee policy with payment directly to the family. 2:30-4 p.m., 1301 Piccard Dr., second-floor conference room, Rockville. Free. 240-777-1152.

HEARING-IMPAIRED MOMS WORKSHOP, for deaf and hard-of-hearing mothers, "Advanced Juggling for Women Only," on balancing home, work, children and the holidays. 7-8 p.m., Jewish Social Service Agency, 11B Firstfield Rd., Gaithersburg. Free; activities provided for children; preregistration required. 301-990-9726 (TTY) or 301-990-6880 (voice).

STOP TELEMARKETING CALLS, for ages 55 and older, learn now new laws can help end telemarketing calls. 10:30 a.m.-noon, Bethesda Senior Source, 4805 Edgemoor Lane. Free; preregistration required. 301-951-1990.

UNIVERSITIES OPEN HOUSE, for those interested in upper-level, undergraduate programs or graduate programs, eight University System of Maryland institutions offer daytime, evening and weekend classes at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). Admission and transfer counselors on hand to answer questions; complimentary refreshments. USG, 9630 Gudelsky Dr., Rockville. 301-738-6023 or www.shadygrove.umd.edu.

SILVER SPRING SPINE CARE, a discussion on treatment options for those with compressions and fractures of the spine. 7-8 p.m., Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-754-8800.

BETHESDA STORY TIME, for children age 2 with an adult, "Bears" stories, songs and a craft. 10:30 a.m., Little Falls Community Library, 5501 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda. Free. 301-320-4880.

BETHESDA COMPUTER CLASSES, for ages 55 and older, "Windows 98: Computer Basics IV," 10 a.m.-noon; "E-mailing Family and Friends," 2-4 p.m.; and "Internet I: Surfing the Net," 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 14, Bethesda Senior Source, 4805 Edgemoor Lane. $24; preregistration required. 301-951-1990.

WHEATON FIRST LADY LECTURE, for ages 55 and older, Milton Weidler discusses First Lady Ellen A. Wilson. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

Wednesday 13 GAITHERSBURG JAZZ ORCHESTRA, for adults and children 5 or older, the New HOTS Jazz Orchestra performs tunes from the 1890s to the swing era of the 1940s. 7:30 p.m., Gaithersburg Library, 18830 Montgomery Village Ave. Free. 301-840-2515.

VETERANS DAY PROGRAM, for all ages, former Maryland governor William Donald Schaefer recounts his World War II service and his return to Normandy in 1994 for the 50th anniversary of D-Day; plus a performance by the Blair High School concert band. 1 p.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-593-4591.

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP, for people with diabetes and their family members. 7-8 p.m., Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-754-7448.

SINGLE PARENTS GROUP, an orientation meeting for Parents Without Partners Chapter 60, discuss the welfare and interests of single parents and their children. 7:30 p.m., 8609 Welbeck Way, Montgomery Village, Gaithersburg. Orientation meeting, free; annual dues, $35; preregistration required. 301-977-1767 or www.pwp60.org.

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP, for stroke survivors, caregivers and their families. 7-9 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month, Shady Grove Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9701 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Free. 301-869-1580, 301-216-4681.

GREAT BOOKS DISCUSSION GROUP, "Meditations," by Marcus Aurelius. 7:30 p.m., Chevy Chase Community Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-986-4313.

CHEVY CHASE PARENTING WORKSHOP, "Superheroes 'n' Dolls: The Importance of Fantasy Play in Raising Strong & Caring Children," sponsored by Early Childhood Consultation Center Inc. of Silver Spring. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, 1 Chevy Chase Cir. $25. 301-593-5992.

TEEN TALK FOR GIRLS, for girls in grades 11 and 12, a support group to discuss problems at home, in school or with friends. 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Jewish Social Service Agency, 11B Firstfield Rd., Gaithersburg. $55 per session; preregistration required. 301-990-6880, Ext. 315.

KENSINGTON PARENTING WORKSHOP, "Allowances: Early Lessons in Money Management." 7:30-9:30 p.m., Parenting Encouragement Program, 10100 Connecticut Ave., Kensington. $25; couples, $46; preregistration required. 301-929-8824.

ROCKVILLE ARCHAEOLOGY TALK, "Two Archaeologists, Three Opinions . . . and the Debate Continues," a lecture on the 10th century B.C. and recent issues in biblical historiography, presented by P. Kyle McCarter, a professor at Johns Hopkins University, a Kathe Schwartzberg Memorial Lecture. 8 p.m., Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Free. 301-881-0100.

HEALTHY HOLIDAY MEALS, a presentation on preparing traditional holiday meals while reducing fat, sodium and calories. 6-7 p.m., Holy Cross Resource Center, 9805 Dameron Dr., Silver Spring. Free. 301-754-8800.

WHEATON HEALTH DISCUSSION, for ages 55 and older, "Keep It Moving: Constipation and Diarrhea in Older Adults," a discussion on causes and new treatments, presented by a physician for Adventist HealthCare. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

WHEATON CONIFERS SLIDE TALK, a comprehensive program on the many cone-bearing plants grown in the D.C. area, presented by Diane Lewis of the Brookside Gardens staff. 1-3 p.m., Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. $11; preregistration required. 301-949-8230 or www.brooksidegardens.org.

Thursday 14 ROCKVILLE KLEZMER MUSIC, for all ages, the MiraMarKlezmers, five musicians playing clarinet, bass, guitar, drums and accordion. 7 p.m., Twinbrook Community Library, 202 Meadow Hall Dr., Rockville. Free. 240-777-0240.

ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVERS GROUP, support for caregivers of those with Alzheimer's and related memory disorders, sponsored by Adventist HealthCare. 7:30 p.m., Eldersburg Eldercare of Damascus, 26137 Ridge Rd., Damascus. Free. 301-315-3136.

BETHESDA STORY TIME, for children ages 12 months and younger with an adult, "Born to Read," a program of rhymes, stories, songs and other activities. 10:30 a.m., Little Falls Community Library, 5501 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda. Free. 301-320-4880.

MALTESE HISTORY PRESENTATION, "History, Anthropology and People of Malta," a discussion and slide presentation. 2:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Free. 240-632-9295.

CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENT OBESITY, a discussion on causes and treatments of obesity and its medical and psychological consequences. 7-8 p.m., Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-754-8800.

SILVER SPRING CAREGIVER EDUCATION, for all caregivers, "Caregiver Burnout and Stress Reduction." 7-9 p.m., Holy Cross Resource Institute, 9805 Dameron Dr., Silver Spring. Free. 301-754-7152.

BETHESDA FOREIGN FILM, for ages 55 and older, "Ermo" about a Chinese noodle-maker who feels friends and family members are taking advantage of her, in Chinese with English subtitles. 2-4 p.m., Bethesda Senior Source, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda. $5; preregistration required. 301-951-1990.

BUSINESS ETHICS SYMPOSIUM, a discussion of the post-Enron business climate, presented by U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue and representatives of the business, accounting and academic communities; plus a question-and-answer session on ethics and corporate responsibility, proceeds benefit the Rockville Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Foundation and other Rockville Chamber activities. 7-9 p.m., Montgomery College, Theatre Arts Arena, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. $10; students with ID, free; reservations recommended. 301-424-9300.

-- Christine Swerda

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