Thursday 20

PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WORKSHOP, social worker Fran Berger discusses decision-making strategies to reach a positive outcome, "To Stay or To Go," sponsored by the Montgomery County Commission for Women. 10 a.m.-noon today, May 27 and June 3, Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. $30; nonresidents of Montgomery County, $45; preregistration required. 240-777-8300.

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.

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

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 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; preregistration required. 301-656-2797.

WEST NILE VIRUS LECTURE, a discussion of the virus carried by some mosquitoes, "Stay Safe This Summer." 7-8 p.m., Holy Cross Hospital, ground-floor auditorium, 1500 Forest Glenn Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-754-8800.

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

YOUTH SUPPORT, for parents of adolescent and adult children with challenging, destructive or other difficult behaviors. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Bethesda United Methodist Church, Room 205, 8300 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. $1. 301-530-3597.

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.

Friday 21

CHILDREN'S GARDEN PROGRAM, for ages 4-10, learn about butterflies. 10 a.m.-noon (canceled in the event of rain), Brookside Gardens Visitors Center children's classroom, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-962-1451 or www.brooksidegardens.org.

GARDEN WORKSHOP, make a bouquet of herbs container, taught by Joan O'Rourke of the Friends of Brookside Gardens. 10-11:20 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Brookside Gardens Visitors Center adult classroom, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. $32; preregistration required. 301-962-1451 or www.brooksidegardens.org.

GUYANA TRAVELOGUE, for seniors 55 and older, Rita Archer discusses the people and customs of Guyana. 11 a.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.

ZIMBABWE VIDEO TRAVELOGUE, for seniors 55 and older, a walking safari in Africa, presented by Sandy and Gail Cohen. 1:15-3:15 p.m., Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

EATING DISORDERS GROUP, for people recovering from body-image and eating disorders, Eating Addictions Anonymous, a 12-step fellowship. 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Holy Cross Hospital, second floor, 1500 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-526-6746.

DEPRESSION LECTURE, Karen Riibner of Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services discusses the county's approach to treatment of dual diagnosis, sponsored by Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association. 7:30-9 p.m., St. Raphael's Catholic Church, 1513 Dunster Rd., Rockville. Free. 301-299-4255.

Saturday 22

CHEVY CHASE BEGINNER'S BIRD WALK, for adults and older children, a guided walk less than a mile at the Woodend sanctuary to look for migrating and resident birds, wear sturdy shoes and bring binoculars; terrain not suitable for strollers. 8-9 a.m. Saturdays, Woodend bookshop entrance, Audubon Naturalist Society, 8940 Jones Mill Rd., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-652-9188, Ext. 30.

EMERGENCY CARE CENTER OPEN HOUSE, new design, comfort and treatment for those seeking emergency medical care. 9 a.m.-noon, Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-754-7000.

WHEATON STORY TIME, for children 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. Saturday and May 29, Brookside Gardens Visitors Center children's classroom, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-962-1400.

HULA DEMONSTRATION, for ages 5 and older, sponsored by the Hawaiian Cultural Group. 1:30 p.m., Kensington Park Library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington. Free. 301-897-2211.

BROOKSIDE GARDEN WALKS, guides lead walks through specialty gardens, rain or shine. 2 p.m. Saturday and 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.

Sunday 23

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

ROCKVILLE ALS CAREGIVER SUPPORT, for Montgomery County caregivers of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients, sponsored by the ALS Association. 2-4 p.m., Adventist HealthCare, 9701 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Free. 301-978-9855.

YOUTH CPR CLASS, for teenagers, learn about safety issues for babies and children, rescue-breathing, CPR skills and choking. 2-5 p.m. Sunday and May 30, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. $45; preregistration required. 800-542-5096.

Monday 24

HEART HEALTH PROGRAM, for seniors, a registered nurse discusses how to manage blood pressure and 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 to be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 14 and 16, sponsored by 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.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT, for breast cancer survivors. 6:30-8 p.m., Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-754-7158.

BASIC BABY CARE, for new parents, learn diapering, bathing, circumcision care and more. 7 p.m., Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Couples, $35; preregistration required. 800-542-5096.

CIA BOOK AUTHOR & POST EDITOR TALK, Washington Post Managing Editor Steve Coll discusses his book "Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan and Bin Laden, From the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001." 7:30 p.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; preregistration required. 301-656-2797.

YMCA SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION, ongoing for coed programs from June 21 to Aug. 27, for ages 5-14, day camps on swimming, sports, singing, cooking, dance, field trips, science and more; for ages 8-16, Camp Letts programs on sailing, boating, canoeing, horseback riding, high-ropes climbing, water skiing, wake boarding, swimming, sports, arts and crafts, dance and more. For more information and to register, Chevy Chase, 301-530-3725; Bethesda, 301-530-8500; Silver Spring, 301-585-2120; Montgomery Village, 301-948-9622. For Camp Letts information and to register, 410-919-1400 or www.ymcawashdc.org.

Tuesday 25

VISION-IMPAIRMENT LECTURE, for those with low vision, specialist Alan R. Morrison discusses "Dealing With Your Visual Impairment, Your Doctor, Your Family and Yourself," sponsored by the Metropolitan Vision Council. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Free; preregistration required. 301-881-0100, Ext. 6748.

HYPERTENSION LECTURE, learn about ways to prevent or control high blood pressure and why hypertension is called the "silent killer." 10:30 a.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.

STROKE AWARENESS EVENT, Julio Chalela of the National Institutes of Health Stroke Team discusses warning signs of stroke and preventive measures, plus blood pressure, cholesterol and stroke risk screenings. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Long Branch Senior Center, Long Branch Community Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-431-5708.

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

HOME LIVING LECTURE, for seniors with disabilities, Stephen Hage of Strategies for Independent Living discusses advantages and disadvantages of staying in your own home; evaluates needs, home-accommodation renovations and equipment. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

STROLL WITH GARDENS DIRECTOR, an evening stroll and a garden talk with Brookside Gardens director David Vismara. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Brookside Gardens Visitor Center entrance, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-962-1451 or www.brooksidegardens.org.

TALK FOR TEENAGERS, for girls in grades 9-11, social workers discuss competencies and skills for the transition to college, culture, peer relationships, depression, self-esteem and body language, sponsored by the Jewish Social Service Agency. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through June 15, at the agency, 6123 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Each session, $55. 301-816-2633.

INCOME AND BENEFITS WORKSHOP, social worker Sue Gordon discusses negotiating strategies, sponsored by the Montgomery County Commission for Women. 7-8:45 p.m., Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. $10; nonresidents of Montgomery County, $15; preregistration required. 240-777-8300.

TAKOMA PARK KNITTING GROUP, for ages 10 and older of all experience levels, an informal group meets to knit and crochet. 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month, Savory Cafe, 7071 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. Free. 301-587-7174.

Wednesday 26

SENIOR HEALTH AND FITNESS, demonstrations on bone builders, tai chi, belly dancing, ballroom dancing and hula dancing, plus dessert tasting. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.

WHEATON GARDEN WALK AND LECTURE, slide presentation by Brookside Gardening staff member Stephanie Oberle, "Shade Tolerant Perennials." 9:30-11 a.m., Brookside Gardens Visitors Center adult classroom, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. $11; preregistration required. 301-962-1451.

PARENTING WORKSHOP, Patricia Ritter discusses "Language Development in Young Children." 1-2 p.m., Treatment and Learning Centers, 9975 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Free. 301-424-5200, Ext. 147.

SIBLINGS-TO-BE CLASS, for children ages 3-6 who are expecting a new brother or sister, plus a tour of the nursery. 4 p.m., Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. $12; preregistration required. 800-542-5096.

YOUTH THERAPY TALK, for boys ages 13-16, a social worker discusses relationships with peers, friends and family, and depression and anger, sponsored by the Jewish Social Service Agency. 6-6:50 p.m. Wednesdays, at the agency, 11B Firstfield Rd., Gaithersburg. Each session, $55. 301-990-6880, Ext. 341.

MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS WORKSHOP, for girls in grades 6-8, social workers discuss issues encountered by girls in middle school, sponsored by the Jewish Social Service Agency. 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Each session, $55; registration required. 301-816-2633.

RARE-BOOK DISCUSSION, librarian Douglas McElrath of Hornbake Library, University of Maryland at College Park, discusses the library's rare-book collection, sponsored by the Genealogy Club of Montgomery County Historical Society. 7:30 p.m., County Council building, first-floor auditorium, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free. 301-340-2974.

BASIC NUTRITION LECTURE, for parents and professionals, Jose Saavedra of Johns Hopkins University discusses "Pediatric GERD, Beyond Basic Nutrition," sponsored by Pediatric Adolescent Gastroesophageal Reflux Association. Registration and refreshments, 7-7:30 p.m.; lecture and discussion, 7:30-8:30 p.m., University of Maryland, Shady Grove campus, 9630 Gudelsky Dr., Rockville. Free; preregistration required. 301-601-9541.

ATTENTION-DEFICIT SUPPORT, for parents of children with attention-deficit (hyperactivity) disorder, sponsored by the Jewish Social Service Agency, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through June, at the agency, 11B Firstfield Rd., Gaithersburg. $30; preregistration required. 301-816-2633.

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

CRIME PREVENTION LECTURE, Montgomery County police officer Luis Hurtado discusses how to protect yourself and your property. 7 p.m., Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church, 7710 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. Free. 800-542-5096.

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.

Thursday 27

DRIVER SAFETY WORKSHOP, for seniors 55 and older, skills and techniques to drive safely and defensively, bring your own lunch or order lunch at the center, sponsored by AARP. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Damascus Senior Center, 9701 Main St., Damascus. $10. 301-253-1801.

BLOOD PRESSURE TESTING. 11 a.m.-noon, Adventist Community Services, 501 Sligo Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 800-542-5096.

WHEATON GARDENING DEMONSTRATION, learn about pruning azaleas, taught by Brookside Gardening staff member Stacy Parsons. 1 p.m., Brookside Gardens azalea garden, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-962-1400.

INFANT SAFETY AND CPR CLASS, for new parents, learn how to childproof your home and apply CPR to an infant. 6:30 p.m., Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. $25; couples, $40; preregistration required. 800-542-5096.

INFANT CPR CLASS, for new parents, learn how to perform CPR and choking-rescue techniques on infants. 6:30-9:30 p.m., East County Regional Services Center, 3300 Briggs Chaney Rd., Silver Spring. $25; preregistration required. 301-754-8800.

CHEVY CHASE NEWS TALK, with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd. 7:30 p.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; preregistration required. 301-656-2797.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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