Thursday 3

MARKETING YOURSELF WORKSHOP, for women, social worker Rachel Manchester discusses how to evaluate yourself, develop sales tools, identify the market and advertise yourself, sponsored by the Montgomery County Commission for Women. Two sessions, 9:30-11:30 a.m. today and June 10, Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. $30; Montgomery County residents, $20; registration required. 240-777-8300 or www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw.

TREE LECTURE, urban forester Brian Murphy discusses how to determine a tree's health, plus a tree-climbing demonstration. 10-11:30 a.m., Brookside Gardens Visitors Center adult classroom, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. $11; registration required. 301-962-1451 or www.brooksidegardens.org.

CHRONIC PAIN SUPPORT, for those with chronic pain, "Dealing with Anger," sponsored by Pain Connection. 12:30-2 p.m., Twinbrook Library, 202 Meadow Dr., Rockville. Free. 301-309-2444 or www.pain-connection.org.

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.

WIDOWED PEOPLE SUPPORT, for those widowed less than two years, sponsored by AARP. 2 p.m. Thursdays, Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton; 3 p.m. Thursdays, Leland Community Center, 4310 Willow Lane, Bethesda; 1 p.m. Fridays, Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring; 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Holiday Park Senior Center, 390 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton; 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Bauer Drive Community Center, 14625 Bauer Dr., Rockville. Free; registration required. 301-949-7398.

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

YOUTH THERAPY TALK, for boys ages 13-16, a social worker discusses relationships with peers, friends and family, as well as depression and anger, sponsored by the Jewish Social Service Agency. 6-6:50 p.m. Thursdays, at the agency, 11B Firstfield Rd., Gaithersburg. Each session, $55. 301-816-2633.

DIABETES INFORMATION FAIR, for children and families of children with type 1 diabetes, blood glucose monitors, insulin pumps, insulin delivery systems, education and information materials, plus children's activities and light refreshments, sponsored by Diabetes Center of Montgomery General Hospital. 7-8:30 p.m., Montgomery General Hospital Community Learning Center, 18110 Prince Philip Dr., Olney. Free. 301-774-8727.

PARENTING CLASS, a four-week session, learn how to improve parent and teenager relationships, "Systematic Training for Effective Parenting of Teens," sponsored by the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services, Division of Youth and Family Services. 7-9 p.m. Thursdays through June 24, 32 Courthouse Sq., Rockville. $25; Rockville residents, $15; registration required. 240-314-8319.

YOUTH CENTERS SUMMER CAMPS, for ages 13-16, sports, games, art, music and more, sponsored by Montgomery County Department of Recreation. Four weekly sessions, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 6-30, Herbert Hoover Middle School, 8810 Post Oak Rd., Rockville, and Kingsview Middle School, 18909 Kingsview Rd., Germantown; 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.m. July 6-30, Wheaton High School, 12601 Dalewood Dr., Wheaton. Full-day sessions, $40; half-day sessions, $20; first week, full-day session, $35; half-day, $15; registration required. 240-777-6961.

WRITER'S CENTER WORKSHOPS, for all ages and experience levels, 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.

NATURE SUMMER CAMPS, for ages 4 and older, hands-on activities, games, crafts, experiments and explorations, taught by environmental educators. Full-day and half-day sessions and extended-day programs available June 21-Aug. 20, Woodend Sanctuary of the Audubon Naturalist Society, 8940 Jones Mill Rd., Chevy Chase, or Lathrop E. Smith Environmental Education Center, 5001 Meadowside Lane, Rockville. For information and to register, 301-652-9188, Ext. 14 or 16, or www.audubonnaturalist.org/2004camp.pdf.

YMCA SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION, ongoing for coed programs June 21-Aug. 27, for ages 5-14, day camps involving 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 on day camps 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.

DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM, ongoing registration for safe-driving classes, 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.

Friday 4

SELF-ESTEEM WORKSHOP, Sharon Fountain discusses "Building Self-Esteem for Work and Life," sponsored by the Montgomery County Commission for Women. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. $30; Montgomery County residents, $20; preregistration required. 240-777-8300.

EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN TRAVELOGUE, for seniors 55 and older, a talk and a slide show on a Middle Eastern cruise from Athens to Petra, Jordan, including the Turkish coast and the Suez Canal, presented by Clifford Sayre, professor emeritus of the University of Maryland's Department of Mechanical Engineering. 11 a.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.

EATING DISORDERS SUPPORT 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.

Saturday 5

CHEVY CHASE BEGINNER'S BIRD WALK, for adults and older children, a guided walk of 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.

GAITHERSBURG HEALTH FAIR, for all ages, health screenings, children's activities, door prizes and giveaways, fitness walk, sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services' Multi-Cultural Health Promoters Program. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Bohrer Park Gymnasium, 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-1635.

WHEATON STORY TIME, for children ages 3-6 accompanied by an adult, stories and a hands-on craft workshop. 10-10:30 a.m. and 10:30-11 a.m. Saturday and June 12, Brookside Gardens Visitors Center children's classroom, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-962-1400.

LEAD-POISONING PREVENTION, for all ages, blood lead tests for children, health screenings, health information and children's activities, including a moon bounce, sponsored by the Coalition to End Lead Poisoning. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Rolling Terrace Elementary School, 705 Bayfield St., Takoma Park. Free. 240-777-1050.

SICKLE CELL ANEMIA SUPPORT, for those with sickle cell anemia, their families and friends. 12:30 p.m., Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Free. 301-972-2442.

ROCKVILLE ALS CAREGIVER SUPPORT, for Montgomery County caregivers of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients, sponsored by the ALS Association. 1-3 p.m., Adventist HealthCare, Shady Grove Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9701 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Free. 301-978-9855.

RELAY FOR LIFE, for cancer survivors, their families and friends, a relay race to benefit the American Cancer Society, plus musical entertainment provided by performers and a disc jockey, guest speakers, children's activities, food and more, sponsored by the society. 2 p.m. Saturday-8 a.m. Sunday, Winston Churchill High School Track, 11300 Gainsborough Rd., Potomac. Admission free. 301-758-5298.

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

Sunday 6

RED CROSS CLASSES, learn about adult, child and infant CPR, community first aid and safety. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, June 13 and 20, Upcounty Service Center, 200 Girard St., Suite 204, Gaithersburg; 6:30-10:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and June 10; or 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 10 and 11, American Red Cross Montgomery County Office, 2020 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring. Three sessions, $63. 301-628-0074 or www.redcrossnca.org.

INFANT SAFETY AND CPR CLASS, for new parents, learn how to childproof your home and apply CPR to an infant. 2 p.m., Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. $25; couples, $40; preregistration required. 800-542-5096.

Monday 7

HEART HEALTH PROGRAM, for seniors, a registered nurse discusses 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.

TAI CHI IN THE GARDEN, for beginners and continuing students, led by John Howley, wear soft-soled shoes and comfortable clothes. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays through Aug. 16, Brookside Gardens Visitors Center adult workshop, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. $100; preregistration required. 301-962-1400 or www.brooksidegardens.org.

EMPLOYMENT SEEKERS SUPPORT, for people who are unemployed and seeking employment. 11 a.m.-noon, Jewish Vocational Services, 9900 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. $5. 301-587-9666.

MAKEOVERS FOR CANCER PATIENTS, for women with cancer, performed by cosmetology specialists, sponsored by Montgomery General Hospital. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., hospital's Community Learning Center, second floor, 18101 Prince Philip Dr., Olney. Free; preregistration required. 301-774-8775.

OLNEY CARD GAMES AND LUNCHEON, card games including bridge, canasta and hearts, plus lunch, to benefit Holy Cross Hospital's cancer program. 11 a.m., Leisure World Club House No. 1, Maryland Room, Georgia Avenue and International Drive, Olney. $15. 301-598-1846 or 301-598-9722.

KITCHEN SCIENCE PROGRAM, for ages 8 and older, a Montgomery County Cooperative Extension Service staff member discusses food ingredients and how energy is released from food, sponsored by OASIS (Older Adult Service and Information System), a national seniors educational organization. 3:30-5 p.m., Upper County Community Center, 8201 Emory Grove Rd., Gaithersburg. Free; preregistration required. 301-869-1508.

GAITHERSBURG AUTISM SUPPORT, for parents of children with Asperger's syndrome, autism, pervasive developmental disorder, sponsored by the Jewish Social Service Agency. 7-8:15 p.m., at the agency, 11B Firstfield Rd., Gaithersburg. Free; registration required. 301-990-6880, Ext. 321.

DROP-IN YOGA CLASS, taught by instructor Robin Dinerman, wear loose clothing, bring a blanket, a towel and a mat. 7:30 p.m. Monday and 11 a.m. June 20, Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Donation; preregistration required. 301-656-2797.

Tuesday 8

WHEATON GARDEN LECTURE, Diane Lewis, Brookside Gardens staff member, discusses "Lilies of the Field, Roadside and Garden." 10-11:30 a.m., Brookside Gardens Visitors Center adult classroom, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. $11; preregistration required. 301-962-1451 or www.brooksidegardens.org.

BORN TO READ PROGRAM, for parents and caregivers, babies and toddlers welcome, learn hand gestures as nonverbal communication, "Signing With Your Baby," sponsored by Friends of the Library. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Free; preregistration required. 301-840-2515.

EMERGENCY CARE PROGRAM, for seniors, an Adventist HealthCare speaker discusses when to call 911, go to the emergency room or call your doctor. 11 a.m., Long Branch Senior Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-431-5708.

ART HISTORY LECTURE AND WORKSHOP, for seniors, National Portrait Gallery docents discuss the life and work of Georgia O'Keeffe, plus hands-on painting. 1:15-2:40 p.m., Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free; preregistration required. 301-468-4448.

HORTICULTURE CLASS, learn how to keep a water garden's ecosystem balanced, "Water Garden Management," sponsored by Montgomery College. 6-8:40 p.m., Germantown Campus, 2000 Observation Dr., Germantown. To register, 301-353-7700.

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

INTERVIEWING WORKSHOP, for women, Marge Gold, a national accounts executive, discusses interviewing techniques, sponsored by the Montgomery County Commission for Women. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. $15; Montgomery County residents, $10; preregistration required. 240-777-8300.

DIVORCE WORKSHOP, lawyer James Gross discusses ways to choose a lawyer and keep costs down, sponsored by the Montgomery County Commission for Women. 7-8:45 p.m., Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. $15; Montgomery County residents, $10; preregistration required. 240-777-8300.

WOMEN'S DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP, for those contemplating or experiencing separation or divorce, led by a therapist, sponsored by National Family Resiliency Center. 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays for eight weeks, at the center, 932 Hungerford Dr., Suite 9-B, Rockville. For fees and information, 301-384-0079 or www.divorceABC.com.

Wednesday 9

BLOOD DRIVE, for donors 17 and older who weigh 110 pounds or more and have not donated within the past two months. 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Holy Cross Hospital ground level auditorium, 1500 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-754-7347.

BEREAVED SPOUSES SUPPORT, for spouses bereaved in the last year, coping with grief, sponsored by the Jewish Social Service Agency. 9:30-11 a.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, at the agency, 6123 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Free. 301-816-2658.

FALL SEMESTER PREVIEW, for retired and semi-retired persons, instructors discuss daytime, noncredit courses. 9:45 a.m.-noon, Evergreen Society of Johns Hopkins University, Montgomery County campus, 9601 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Free. 301-294-7058.

WHEATON GARDEN MUSIC, by Silverwinds Flute Ensemble. Noon-2 p.m., Brookside Gardens wedding gazebo, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-962-1400 or www.brooksidegardens.org.

ARTHRITIS LECTURE, Deborah Litman of Suburban Hospital discusses medication for arthritis, diet and exercise, "Osteoarthritis and Your Joints." 1 p.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; preregistration required. 301-656-2797.

SIBLING PROGRAMS, for children 3-6 who are expecting a new brother or sister, stories and tour of nursery, 4 p.m.; and for children 5-9, discuss the birth of their new brother or sister, watch a video and a tour of the nursery unit, 5:30 p.m., Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. $12; preregistration required. 800-542-5096.

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

OPERATION RUNAWAY PROGRAM, a therapeutic support group for runaway youth, their parents or guardians, sponsored by Montgomery County Police Department Youth Family Services Division. 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health Center, 14901 Broschart Rd., Rockville. Free. 800-204-8600 or www.potomacridge.org.

ROCKVILLE STROKE SUPPORT GROUP, for stroke survivors, their caregivers and families. 7 p.m., Shady Grove Nursing and Rehab Center, 9701 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Free. 301-869-1580.

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

Thursday 10

MONTGOMERY COLLEGE SEMINAR, for teachers, students, civic groups, business leaders, community leaders, public officials and members of faith communities, registration deadline is June 7 for a two-day town-meeting style discussion on health care, immigration and America, "Communities Finding Common Ground for Action," sponsored by Center for Community Leadership Development and Public Policy Institute. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 10 and 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 11, Gaithersburg Business Training Center, fourth floor, 12 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Materials and meals, $195; preregistration required. 301-251-7485 or 301-279-5276.

TELEMARKETING PROGRAM, for seniors, an investigator with Montgomery County Division of Consumer Affairs discusses how to stop telemarketing calls. 1 p.m., Damascus Senior Center, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Free. 301-253-1801.

STROKE ALERT TALK, Lisa Davis of Suburban Hospital Stroke Team discusses risks of stroke and how to make rapid evaluations. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

JOB SEARCH WORKSHOP, topics include resume-writing, job-search strategies and locating career information and resources, sponsored by Charles W. Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity. 6:30-8 p.m., at the center, 11319 Elkin St., Wheaton. Free; preregistration required. 240-777-4940 or 240-777-4945.

STATE LEGISLATION DISCUSSION, for residents in state legislative District 16, composed of Bethesda, Cabin John, Glen Echo, parts of Chevy Chase, Kensington, Potomac and Rockville; State Sen. Brian E. Frosh (D) and state Dels. William A. Bronrott, Marilyn R. Goldwater and Susan C. Lee (all Democrats) discuss recent legislative session in Annapolis and other matters of interest. 7:30-9 p.m., Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Free. 301-858-3124.

REALITY TV PERSONALITY APPEARANCE, reality show contestant Sam Solovey talks about his experiences while taping the NBC show "The Apprentice." 7:30 p.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; preregistration required. 301-656-2797.

MENTAL ILLNESS PROGRAM, Larry Gamble of Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services discusses "Current Treatment Approaches to Co-Occurring Disorders," on mental illness and substance abuse. 7:30 p.m., Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda. Free. 301-949-5852.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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