Thursday 10

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.

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.

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.

WIDOWED PERSONS SUPPORT, for persons 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.

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. Thursdays, at the agency, 11B Firstfield Rd., Gaithersburg. Each session, $55. 301-816-2633.

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; registration required. 240-777-4940 or 240-777-4945.

REALITY TV CONTESTANT, 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; registration required. 301-656-2797.

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

MENTAL ILLNESS PROGRAM, Larry Gamble of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services discusses treatment approaches to mental illness and substance abuse. 7:30 p.m., Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda. Free. 301-949-5852.

Friday 11

RED CROSS CLASSES, learn about child and infant CPR. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday, American Red Cross Montgomery County Office, 2020 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring; and 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Upcounty Service Center, 200 Girard St., Suite 204, Gaithersburg. $40. 301-628-0074 or www.redcrossnca.org.

DECISION-MAKING WORKSHOP, Sandra Van Fossen discusses "How to Clarify and Ease Your Decision-Making Process," sponsored by the Montgomery County Commission for Women. 10 a.m.-noon, Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. $15; Montgomery County residents, $10; registration required. 240-777-8300.

PARENTING WORKSHOP, pediatrician Stacy Beller Styer discusses "How to Prepare Your Pre-Teens for Adolescence," sponsored by the Montgomery County Commission for Women. 10 a.m.-noon, Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. $15; Montgomery County residents, $10; registration required. 240-777-8300.

PIANO CONCERT, by Sheila Grimes. 1 p.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; registration required. 301-656-2797.

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 12

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.

ROCKVILLE CIVIL WAR PROGRAM, Civil War military encampment and field hospital with reenactors, 1860s-style baseball game, period music by the Wildcat Regiment Band and the 97th Regimental String Band, an 1864 election debate, and slide presentations and demonstrations, "Civil War Returns to Rockville, 1864: Jubal Early Marches on Washington," sponsored by Peerless Rockville. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Rockville Town Center. Free. 301-762-0096 or www.peerlessrockville.org.

SILVER SPRING STORY TIME, for ages 2 and younger and their caregivers, songs, rhymes and short stories. 10:30 a.m. Saturday and June 17, Silver Spring Library, 8901 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Free; registration required. 301-565-7689.

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., Brookside Gardens Visitors Center children's classroom, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-962-1400.

SHAKESPEARE PROGRAM, for elementary-aged children and their caregivers, scenes from Shakespearean plays "Let's Share Shakespeare." 1:30 p.m., Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-840-2515.

BROOKSIDE GARDEN WALKS, guides lead walks through specialty gardens, rain or shine. 2 p.m. Saturday and June 26, Brookside Gardens Visitors Center, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-962-1400 or www.brooksidegardens.org.

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 13

TAKOMA ATTACHMENT PARENTING TALK, "Maintaining Balance in Family Life," information about attachment parenting, a lifestyle intended to form strong emotional bonds between parents and children, sponsored by Takoma Attachment Parenting. 6 p.m., Heffner Recreation Center, 42 Oswego Ave. (off Ritchie Highway, between Piney Branch Road and Maple Avenue), Takoma Park. Free. 301-920-2696.

Monday 14

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.

MAKEOVER CLASS, for women with cancer, performed by cosmetology professionals. 10 a.m., Washington Adventist Hospital, 7600 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. Free; registration required. 800-542-5096.

Tuesday 15

ROCKVILLE TOWN SQUARE, groundbreaking ceremony for Phase I of the new Rockville Town Center development, with Mayor Larry Giammo, City Council members Bob Dorsey, John Hall Jr., Susan Hoffmann and Anne Robbins, and representatives of the sponsors of the project. 9:30 a.m., E. Middle Lane parking lot, Rockville. Free. 240-314-8200.

SENIORS GAIT AND BALANCE SCREENING, for seniors, a 10-minute screening by a specialist from Suburban Hospital. 10 a.m.-noon, Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free; registration required. 301-681-1255.

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION MEETING, for people dealing with a recent diagnosis in their families 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 or www.alz-nca.org.

FIRST AID CLASS, learn how to respond to medical emergencies and injuries. 5:30 p.m. Monday, Washington Adventist Hospital, 7600 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. $45; registration required. 800-542-5096.

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., at the agency, 6123 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Each session, $55. 301-816-2633.

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

DISABLED PERSONS FAMILIES, support for parents and adult relatives of children with disabilities or chronic illnesses, sponsored by the Jewish Social Service Agency. 7:30-8:45 p.m., at the agency, 6123 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Free. 301-816-2633.

Wednesday 16

BLOOD PRESSURE TESTING, sponsored by Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. 10 a.m.-noon, at the hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Free. 800-542-5096.

MEDICARE PROGRAM, for seniors, Deidre Rye of AARP discusses "Understanding New Medicare Prescription Drug Benefits" and the new drug discount card. 11 a.m., Long Branch Senior Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-431-5708.

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

TRAVELOGUES, for seniors 55 and older, a talk and photo slide show on memorials in the District, presented by photographer Roger Langsdorf, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Wednesday; and a video presentation on Yosemite hikes and Quebec, by Sandy and Gail Cohen, 1:15-2:15 p.m. June 17, Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

SILVER SPRING PUBLIC MEETING, a discussion about a proposed design for a new Silver Spring Transit Center by staff members of Montgomery County Department of Public Works and Transportation, Maryland Transit Authority, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. 5:30-8:30 p.m., Park and Planning Commission auditorium, 8787 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 240-777-7155.

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.

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.

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 17

HEALTH CORPORATIONS TALK, "Opportunities and Outlook From Big Company Perspectives," scheduled speakers are James Schaeffer of Merck & Co., Edna Vassilovski of Cargill Inc., and Mark Hankins of Cardinal Health Inc., sponsored by Technology Council of Maryland's BioAlliance Network. 7:30-9:30 a.m., Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, 9601 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. $50; Technology Council members, $20; reservations required. 240-453-6200.

FINANCIAL LITERACY SEMINAR, learn about money management skills, sponsored by Montgomery County's Department of Housing and Community Affairs. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda. Free; registration required. 240-777-3627.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, by volunteer nurses and Montgomery General Hospital, 9:30-11 a.m., Damascus Senior Center, 9701 Main St., Damascus, 301-253-1801; and by the Red Cross, 10-11:45 a.m., Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville, 301-871-2094. Free.

HEARING SCREENING AND SEMINAR, Glennette Vaughn of Holy Cross Hospital discusses how to hear better. 11 a.m., Long Branch Senior Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-431-5708.

BLOOD DRIVE, includes light refreshments. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. Free; registration required. 301-896-3939 or 301-896-2757.

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., Montgomery Therapy, 15200 Shady Grove Rd., suite 204, Rockville. Free. 301-417-2652.

HOUSING SEMINAR, for first-time home buyers, topics include reduced rate mortgage programs and available housing programs, plus a question-and-answer period, sponsored by Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County. 6-8 p.m., Charles W. Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity, 11319 Elkin St., Wheaton. Free; registration required. 240-777-4940.

COMMISSION ON HEALTH MEETING, a discussion on public health concerns with the commissioners. 6-8 p.m., Upcounty Regional Services Center, conference room A, 129 Middlebrook Rd., Germantown. Free. Deadline is June 10 to request language participation, sign language services or other assistance. 240-777-1141 or e-mail Peggy.Bur@montgomerycountymd.gov.

CHEVY CHASE GUITAR MUSIC AND POETRY, sponsored by the Village of Friendship Heights. Classical guitarist Michael Davis, 7 p.m.; and poets Gray Jacobik and Ron Mohring, 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. the third Thursday of each month, Adventist Cardiac Rehab Center, 9715 Medical Center Dr., suite 130, Rockville. Free. 800-542-5096.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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