Concerts FREDERICK CARILLON RECITALS -- Noon Sundays. Live music. Joseph Dill Baker Carillon, Baker Park, Second Street and Carroll Parkway, Frederick. Free. 301-846-4781.

CHAMBER PLAYERS -- 3 p.m. Sunday. Classical music by the Rock Creek Chamber Players, featuring works by Nielsen and Mozart. Assembly Hall, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (Building 10), 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Free. 202-337-8710.

HESPERUS -- 8 p.m. Monday. European medieval, Renaissance and baroque music with the group Hesperus. Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring, 10309 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. $12 in advance; $15 at the door. 301-754-3611 or

FLANAGAN'S -- 9 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Acoustic and folk music in a pub setting. 7637 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. No cover charge. 301-986-1007.

Dance COUNTRY-WESTERN -- 8:15 p.m. Wednesdays. Country-western line dancing. 7:45 p.m., dance instructions. Casey Community Center, 810 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. $5. 301-258-6350.

CUPID'S BALL -- 9 p.m. Saturday. Dance with the Helmut Licht Dance Band. Complimentary professional tango lesson at 8 p.m. Hollywood Ballroom, 2126 Industrial Pkwy., Silver Spring. 301-622-5494.

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

Exhibits RED CROSS PHOTOGRAPHS -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Interpretive programs and a photographic exhibit commemorating the American Red Cross relief work conducted in the black communities of the Sea Islands in South Carolina after a hurricane in 1893. The exhibit will be shown before each tour through February. Clara Barton National Historic Site, 5801 Oxford Rd., Glen Echo. Free. 301-492-6245.

"ART AFTER HOURS" -- 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesdays. All galleries in Strathmore will be open. Free. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-530-0540 or

GLENVIEW MANSION -- 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. North Bethesda Camera Club presents the photography exhibition "Eggs," and Theresa Martin with mixed media assemblages, including "The Medieval Reliquary." 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. Free. 240-314-8682.

KENTLANDS MANSION -- By appointment. Watercolors by local artists Bonnie Lundy, Debra Halprin and Charlene Fuhrman-Schulz. Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6425.

STRATHMORE HALL -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Strathmore Hall Arts Center presents its 12th annual members juried exhibition, "Celebrating a Centennial," which features artwork inspired by the lifestyle, music and arts of a century ago. Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Free. 301-530-0540.

ATTIC TOYS -- 2-7 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. The Montgomery County Historical Society presents "Toys From the Attic." Waters House at Pleasant Fields, 12535 Milestone Manor Lane, Germantown. Free admission, but some events have fees. 301-515-2887 or

1930s LIFE -- Noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. The Montgomery County Historical Society presents "Montgomery County Modern: Everyday Life in the 1930s," featuring period clothing, jewelry, toys, magazines and more. Beall-Dawson House, 103 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville. $3; seniors and students, $2; children 6 and younger, free. 301-762-1492 or

MARIN-PRICE -- 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Landscape paintings of people by March Avery. Also, paintings by Donny Finley, featuring scenes of Paris. Marin-Price Galleries, 7022 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-718-0622 or

NEW YORK RETROSPECTIVE -- 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. "Retrospective With New York" features portraits, etchings, drawings and sketches by artist Patricia Underwood. Landow Family Art Gallery, Landon School, 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda. Free. 301-320-3200.

BRUSH PAINTING -- 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. Chinese brush paintings and calligraphy. Activity Center at Bohrer Park, Summit Hall Farm, 506 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6394.

CITY HALL GALLERY -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Tuesday. Watercolors, monotypes and etchings of nature and landscapes by artist Betty Ruhe Wright from her travels around the world. City Hall Gallery, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6130.

AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The Art Gallery at Montgomery College presents "Art by African Americans in the Nation's Capital Since 1970," abstract paintings, photography, prints, sculptures and books by some of Washington's black artists, including Sam Gilliam, Lois Mailou Jones, Alma Thomas, David Driskell, Margo Humphrey, Renee Stout, Lou Stovall, Percy Martin. Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. Free. 301-279-5115.

Film CINEMA ART -- 10 a.m. Feb. 16. Cinema Art Bethesda presents "A Song for Martin," about a late-life love affair complicated by Alzheimer's disease. Landmark Bethesda Row Theatre, 7235 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. $12. 301-365-3679.

For Children ADVENTURE THEATRE -- 1 and 3:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Feb. 23. A production of "Brave Irene," about a girl who battles major obstacles to help her mother. Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo. $6; group rates available. 301-320-5331.

Lectures and Literature BIBLE DISCUSSION -- 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Howard University professor Cain Hope Felder presents "Demystifying Slavery in the Biblical World: Implications for Black History Month." Ross Boddy Community Center, 18529 Brooke Rd., Sandy Spring. Free. 301-384-0727.

DRESSMAKERS HISTORY -- 1 p.m. Saturday. Author Rosemary Reed Miller discusses her book, "Threads of Time: The Fabric of History," profiling African American dressmakers and designers from 1860 to the present. Miller, owner of Toast and Strawberries, a boutique in the District, is an adjunct professor of fashion merchandising at Prince George's Community College and Howard University. Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Ave., Wheaton. Free. 240-777-0020.

Miscellaneous "DISCOVER ME" -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday. Strathmore Hall presents "Discover Me Festival," which features performances and demonstrations by artists. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Free. 301-530-0540.

TEA ROOM -- 1 p.m. Tuesday, Helen Ryan, vibraharp. Wednesday, Lily Smigen-Rothkopf, Celtic harp. Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $17; reservations required. 301-530-0540.

Plan Ahead KALEIDOSCOPE -- 4 p.m. Feb. 22. Class Acts Arts presents "Tubom! Tubom! Story & Song & Drum in the African Griot Tradition" with Anasegromma of Ghana and Baba Jamal Koram. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Auditorium, 1301 East West Hwy., Silver Spring. $6 in advance; $8 at the door. 301-588-4475.

TRADITIONAL JAZZ -- 7-10 p.m. Feb. 28. A traditional jazz performance by the Buck Creek Jazz Band. Rosensteel Hall, 9707 Rosensteel Ave., Silver Spring. $20. 301-340-7399 or

BOOK DISCUSSIONS -- 7-9 p.m. Feb. 21. Lectures and book signings by local black authors, sponsored by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Author C.R. Gibbs discusses "Black, Copper & Bright: The District of Columbia's Black Civil War Regiment," the first book ever written about the First Regiment, U.S. Colored Troops. Boyds Negro School, 19510 White Ground Rd., Boyds. 7-9 p.m. Feb. 28, author Joyce Hammock discusses her novel "Recompense," about a corrupt police officer in Baltimore trying to find the truth. Quince Orchard School, 11900 Darnestown Rd. (Route 28), Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-4044.

-- 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.