Thursday 13

CHILD SAFETY SEAT INSPECTION, for condition and installation of child vehicle safety seats sponsored by Montgomery County Police Department. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Fitzgerald's Auto Mall, 5501 Nicholson Lane, Rockville. Free. 240-777-5030.

TIME-MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP, Elaine Herdani discusses "How to Control Time and Not Let It Control You," sponsored by the Montgomery County Commission for Women. 10 a.m.-noon, Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. $15; Rockville residents, $10; registration required. 240-777-8300.

BASIC INTERNET CLASS, for beginners, learn how to search the Internet. 1-2 p.m. and 2-3 p.m. Thursdays, Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Free; registration required. 301-840-2515.

CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING, taught by Helene Sze McCarthy. 1-3 p.m. Thursdays, through July 15, Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. $120; ages 65 and older, $72; registration required. 301-656-2797.

CLASSICAL PIANO CONCERT, pianist Victor Dyni performs works by Frederic Chopin, Johannes Brahms, Franz Liszt and Sergei Rachmaninov. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

LECTURE ON AGING, a discussion and a video presentation. 2:30-3:30 p.m. today and May 20, Holy Cross Resource Institute, 9805 Dameron Dr., Silver Spring. Free. 301-754-7152.

ALZHEIMER'S LECTURE, information about teachings and materials to improve communication with people with Alzheimer's disease. 7-9 p.m. today and May 20, Holy Cross Resource Institute, 9805 Dameron Dr., Silver Spring. Free; registration required. 301-754-8800.

WRITER'S CENTER WORKSHOPS, for all ages at any level of experience, offers workshops in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, playwriting and screenwriting. Sessions start June 15, the Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. For information and schedule of classes, 301-654-8664 or www.writer.org/workshop/index.htm.

Friday 14

PIANO CONCERT, by Louise Kupelian of the Friday Morning Music Club, sponsored by Village of Friendship Heights. 1 p.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; registration required. 301-656-2797.

SINGLE PARENT ORIENTATION, information on discussion groups, socials, workshops, sports, children, adult activities and more; plus a dance, sponsored by Parents Without Partners, Chapter 60. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 9707 Rosensteel Ave., Silver Spring. Free; registration required. 301-454-0863.

Saturday 15

INFANT SAFETY AND CPR CLASS, for new parents, learn how to childproof your home and apply CPR to an infant. 9:30 a.m., Washington Adventist Hospital, 7600 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. $25; couples, $40; registration required. 800-542-5096.

WALK WITH NATURALIST, discover trails and wildlife. 10 a.m. Saturday and June 19, Woodend sanctuary of the Audubon Naturalist Society, 8940 Jones Mill Rd., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-652-9188.

BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP, for all ages, "Operation Stuffed With Hugs," stuff bears for children whose parents are serving in the armed forces, sponsored by the United Services Organization. 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Westfield Shopping Center 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Free. 301-365-8388.

TAKOMA PARK LIBRARY USED BOOK SALE, sponsored by the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Takoma Park Maryland Library, on the library lawn, 101 Philadelphia Ave., Takoma Park (rain location: Takoma Park Municipal building, 1700 Maple Ave.). Admission, free; hardbacks, $1; paperbacks, 50 cents. 301-891-7259.

WHEATON STORY TIME, for ages 3-6 accompanied by an adult, stories and a hands-on a craft workshop. 10-10:30 a.m. and 10:30-11 a.m. Saturdays, through May 29, Brookside Gardens Visitors Center children's classroom, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-962-1400.

BABY-SITTING CLASSES, for ages 11-15, learn basic care, accident prevention, first aid and more. 10 a.m. Saturday and May 22; 10 a.m. Sunday and May 23, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Two sessions, $30; registration required. 800-542-5096.

STROLL WITH GARDENS DIRECTOR, a morning or an evening stroll, coffee or wine and a talk with Brookside Gardens Director David Vismara. 10-11 a.m. Saturday or 6:30-7:30 p.m. May 25, Brookside Gardens Visitor Center entrance, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-962-1451 or www.brooksidegardens.org.

INDIAN CULTURE SHOW, for all ages, costumes, classical music, arts and crafts, decorations and folk dances by Pushpanjali Dance Troupe. 11 a.m., Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Ave., Wheaton. Free. 240-777-0678.

FATHERHOOD WORKSHOP, for expectant fathers and new fathers, learn from experienced fathers and their babies. 1 p.m., Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. $20; registration required. 800-542-5096.

HOME ALONE CLASS, for children 8-11 and their parents, learn how to prepare for times when children spend brief periods alone at home. 2 p.m., Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Per child, $10; registration required. 800-542-5096.

BROOKSIDE GARDEN WALKS, guides lead walks through specialty gardens, rain or shine. 2 p.m. Saturdays, through May 29, Brookside Gardens Visitors Center, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-962-1400 or www.brooksidegardens.org.

ROCKVILLE NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, support for drug abusers. 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Free. 800-543-4670.

BETHESDA SINGLES DANCE, for ages 21 and older, music by a disc jockey, a dance lesson, appropriate dress required (no jeans or athletic shoes), sponsored by Catholic Alumni Club of Washington. Dance, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; lesson, 9 p.m., Sheraton Four Points Hotel, 8400 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. $15. 301-498-3269.

Sunday 16

10K WALKATHON, for all ages, food and children's activities, "16th Annual Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Walkathon," sponsored by Great Strides. Registration, 9:30 a.m.; walk, 10:30 a.m., Cabin John Regional Park, 7400 Tuckerman Lane, Rockville. Donations requested. 301-657-8444 or www.cff.org.

CPR CLASS, for child-care providers. 10 a.m., Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. $55; registration required. 800-542-5096.

MCCRILLIS GARDEN STROLLS, rain or shine, walk with a guide on paths along a five-acre garden. 2 p.m. Sundays, through May 30, McCrillis Gardens, 6910 Greentree Rd., Bethesda. Free. 301-962-1455.

TAKOMA PARENTING LECTURE, support for families interested in attachment parenting lifestyle, "Nighttime Parenting: Shared Sleep and Beyond," sponsored by Takoma Attachment Parenting. Lecture, 4-6 p.m.; optional potluck dinner, 6-7 p.m., Heffner Recreation Center, 42 Oswego Ave. (off Ritchie Highway, between Piney Branch and Maple Avenue), Takoma Park. Free; registration required. 301-920-2696.

Monday 17

HEART HEALTH PROGRAM, for seniors, a registered nurse discusses how to manage blood pressure or heart-condition symptoms. 9-11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Dr., Rockville. Free. 240-314-8800.

DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM, ongoing registration for safe-driving classes. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 14 and 16; bring a lunch bag, sponsored by the AARP. Registration, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. $10. 301-681-1255.

EMPLOYMENT SEEKERS SUPPORT, for people who are unemployed and seeking employment. 11 a.m.-noon Mondays, through June 7 (except May 31), Jewish Vocational Services, 9900 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. $5. 301-587-9666.

MELANOMA LECTURE, Jeffrey Muench of Suburban Hospital discusses tips for testing skin and how to recognize moles. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

FIRST AID CLASSES, learn how to respond to medical emergencies and injuries. 5:30 p.m. Monday, Washington Adventist Hospital, 7600 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park; and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Each class, $45; registration required. 800-542-5096.

CHILD AND INFANT CPR CLASS, learn about CPR, choking and safety procedures for ages 8 and younger in a two-day class. 6:30-9:30 a.m. Monday and May 24, Holy Cross Resource Institute, 9805 Dameron Dr., Silver Spring. $45; couples, $80; registration required. 301-754-8800.

ADOPTION INFORMATION, for those considering adoption, learn the process and challenges of adoption, sponsored by Adoptions Together. 7-8:30 p.m., Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-439-2900.

COOKING WITH GRAINS AND LEGUMES, demonstrations, hands-on preparation and recipe handouts. 7:30 p.m., Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. $40; registration required. 800-542-5096.

WHEATON GARDENING LECTURE, Mary Stuart Sierra of Lower Marlboro Nursery discusses "Gardening With Native Plants in the Real World, Growing Wildflowers in Suburbia," sponsored by Silver Spring Garden Club. 8 p.m., Brookside Gardens Education building, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-585-9098.

Tuesday 18

CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE LECTURES, discussions of "Symptoms and Disease," "Medication," "Diet and Nutrition" and "Exercise and Community Resources." 10-11 a.m. Tuesday and May 25, Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-754-8800.

BIRD NESTING PROGRAM, for ages 3-5, learn where, when, how and why birds make nests; make a bird craft. 10-11 a.m., Black Hill Visitor Center, 20926 Lake Ridge Dr., Boyds. $3; registration required. 301-916-0220.

HEART ATTACK VIDEO PRESENTATION, "You Don't Need Another Stroke," by center director Betty Timer. 10:30 a.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.

KIDS AMPHIBIANS PROGRAM, for ages 2-6, learn about frogs and toads. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Black Hill Visitor Center, 20926 Lake Ridge Dr., Boyds. $2; registration required. 301-916-0220.

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION MEETING, for families dealing with a recent diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. Noon-1:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month, Alzheimer's Association Office, 2730 University Blvd. W., Suite 808, Wheaton. Free. 866-259-0042, Ext. 105.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, by a Suburban Hospital nurse. 1-2:45 p.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-656-2797.

LEONARD BERNSTEIN'S BIOGRAPHY, a talk about the American composer and orchestra conductor, presented by Milton Weidler. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT, for breast cancer survivors. 7 p.m., Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Free; registration required. 301-279-6604.

TAKOMA PARK GRIEF SUPPORT, for those who have experienced loss of a loved one. 7 p.m., Washington Adventist Hospital, 7600 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. Free; registration required. 301-891-5265.

DISABLED PERSONS FAMILIES, support for parents and adult relatives of children with disabilities or chronic illnesses. 7:30-8:45 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month, through June, Jewish Social Service Agency, 6123 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Free. 301-816-2693.

Wednesday 19

HEARING IMPAIRMENT DISCUSSION, for seniors, learn about hearing and listening problems, sponsored by the Washington Area Group for the Hard of Hearing. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

WHEATON TERRORISM LECTURE, last talk of the series "9/11 Why?," Mark Croatti discusses "Challenges and Globalization," sponsored by the U.S. Institute of Peace and others. 1:15-2:45 p.m., Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

ROCKVILLE RUNAWAY SUPPORT, for runaway youths, their parents or guardians. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health Center, 14901 Broschart Rd., Rockville. Free. 800-204-8600.

YOUTH HOSPICE CARING, for students in grades 9-12 who have experienced the loss of a loved one, sponsored by Hospice Caring Inc., 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Cottage of Hospice Caring, 502 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. Free; registration required. 301-990-8904.

CLERGY ABUSE VICTIMS SUPPORT, for survivors of abuse by members of the clergy, sponsored by Voice of the Faithful of Montgomery County and Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. 7-8:30 p.m., Gaithersburg Library, 18830 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-460-5588.

Thursday 20

HEALTH SCREENINGS, for homocysteine, glucose, lipid, prostate specific antigen, body fat and more. 7:30-9:30 a.m., Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr. Rockville. Screening fee varies; registration required. 800-542-5096.

TAI CHI CLASS, six-week session. 9:30-10:30 a.m. through June 24, Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. $30; registration required. 301-656-2797.

POTOMAC STORY TIME, for ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult, "May Showers." 10:30-11 a.m., Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac. Free; registration required. 240-777-0690.

SOUTHWEST CHINA TRAVELOGUE, for seniors 55 and older, a video trip to Guangxi province, Moon Hill natural phenomenon, Lung Ga village, Chengdu city and Ximending mountains presented by a center staff member. 11 a.m., Long Branch Senior Center, Long Branch Community Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-431-5708.

BETTER BREATHERS CLUB, for those who suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary, asthma, emphysema, lung cancer or other respiratory problems, a support group sponsored by Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. 11 a.m. the third Thursday of each month, Montgomery Therapy, 15200 Shady Grove Rd., suite 204, Rockville. Free. 301-417-2652.

WHEATON GARDENING DEMONSTRATION, learn about planting a butterfly garden, taught by Brookside Gardening staff member Nicky Beadle. 1 p.m., Brookside Gardens outside conservatories, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-962-1400.

HOME AND CAR REPAIR TALK, for seniors, John Creel of the Montgomery County Division of Consumer Affairs discusses "What You Should Know About Home Improvements and Automobile Repair." 1 p.m., Damascus Senior Center, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Free. 301-253-1801.

EYE SURGERY LECTURE, for seniors, ophthalmologist Todd Goodglick discusses plastic surgery around the eyes, sponsored by Aging Eye Network and the Prevention of Blindness. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Center,

3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

HOME IMPROVEMENT CLASS, specialists from Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and Division of Consumer Affairs discuss "Spring Fix-It-Up," topics include home improvements and maintenance, energy conservation, heating and air-conditioning systems, roofs, decks, windows, lawn care, pest control and composting. 6-7:30 p.m., County Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free; registration required. 240-777-3764.

PLANNING FAMILIES' FUTURES, a three-part series, speakers from American Express Financial Advisors Inc. discuss how to plan for a child's future, personal budgeting, college expenses and other issues. 7-8 p.m. Thursdays, through June 3, Holy Cross Resource Institute, 9805 Dameron Dr., Silver Spring. Free. 301-754-8800.

CHEVY CHASE GUITAR MUSIC AND POETRY, sponsored by the Village of Friendship Heights. Classical guitarist Michael Davis, 7 p.m.; poets Richard Blanco and Terese Svoboda, 7:30 p.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; registration required. 301-656-2797.

WEST NILE LECTURE, a health and human services employee discusses "Stay Safe This Summer." 7-8 p.m., Holy Cross Hospital, ground-floor auditorium, 1500 Forest Glenn Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-754-8800.

CHEVY CHASE AUTHOR TALK, Washington Post book columnist Michael Dirda discusses his memoir, "An Open Book: Coming of Age in the Heartland." 7:30 p.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; registration required. 301-656-2797.

HEART DISEASE SUPPORT, for heart disease survivors and their spouses. 7:30 p.m., Adventist Cardiac Rehab Center, 9715 Medical Center Dr., suite 130, Rockville. Free. 800-542-5096.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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