Thursday 17

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

TRAVELOGUE, for seniors 55 and older, a video presentation on Yosemite hikes and Quebec, by Sandy and Gail Cohen, 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

BASKETBALL DEMONSTRATION TICKETS, for ages 5-12, tickets available for 7 p.m. June 28 event, with Spencer "Spinny" Johnson's program, "On the Ball." Event held, Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-986-4313.

Friday 18

MOTHERHOOD PROGRAM, for new mothers and their babies. 9:30 a.m., Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. $70; registration required. 800-542-5096.

CHEVY CHASE WOMEN'S CLUB FORUM, Nancy Schlossberg, University of Maryland professor emerita of counseling psychology, discusses "Can Retirement Be the Time of Our Lives?" sponsored by the Montgomery County Vital Living Steering Committee. 10 a.m.-noon, Chevy Chase Women's Club, 7931 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-299-4617.

DISABILITY LECTURE, Chris Powell, instructional assistant of mathematics at Montgomery College, discusses his experiences and how he overcame a disability. 11 a.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.

FOOT-CARE LECTURE, podiatrist Paul M. Taylor discusses common foot problems and treatment. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

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

Saturday 19

NEW YORK BY BUS, ongoing registration for July 10 trip for families with children ages 8 and older, couples and singles, includes a walk in Central Park, museum tours, brunch on your own, tickets for "The Lion King," sponsored by the City of Rockville's Recreation and Parks Department. Bus departure, 5 a.m.; return, late evening, City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave., Rockville. $69; Montgomery County residents, $55; including show, $199; Montgomery County residents, $159. 240-314-8641 or www.rockvillemd.gov.

WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S FOOT RACES, sponsored by Montgomery County Road Runners Club; for women of all ages and abilities, "5K Run for Roses," with roses for finishers, 7 a.m.; for ages 12 and younger, "Young Run," a 1/4-mile and a 1/2-mile race, 7:45 a.m.; Wheaton Regional Park, children's train station, 2000 Shorefield Rd., Wheaton. Women's race, $10; "Young Run," free. 301-353-0500, 301-236-4869 or www.mcrrc.org.

OLNEY TRAIL WALK, a 5K or 10K walk through the Brooke Grove Retirement community, sponsored by Seneca Valley Sugarloafers. 8-11:30 a.m., B.J. Pumpernickels Restaurant, 18169 Town Center Dr., Olney. Free. 301-340-1372 or 301-540-5943.

DRIVER EDUCATION COURSE, two-week session, includes 30 hours of classroom time, six hours on-the-road driving instruction and a three-hour orientation taught by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration instructors. Orientation, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday; 6-9 p.m. weeknights, Montgomery College's Business Training Center, 12 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. $375; registration required. 301-279-5188.

ART STUDIO OPEN HOUSE, for all ages, meet faculty; register for eight-week classes June 21-Aug. 15 on drawing, painting and sculpture; and free figure drawing class. 10 a.m.-noon, Washington Studio School, 4505 Stanford St., second floor, Chevy Chase. Admission, free; most classes, $290. For schedule and fees, 301-718-7210 or www.washingtonstudioschool.com.

LUPUS SUPPORT GROUP, for those with a recent lupus diagnosis. 10 a.m., Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Free. 703-684-2925.

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

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION, observing the June 19, 1865, arrival in Texas of Union Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger, which marked the end of slavery after the Civil War, Laura Wright Anderson of Sandy Spring Slave Museum exhibits Maryland slave artifacts; doll collector Arabella Grayson displays black paper dolls from 1885; Raymond Dobard of Howard University discusses the Slave Quilt Code; plus community displays and demonstrations, sponsored by Montgomery County Friends of the Library. 10:30 a.m., Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Ave., Wheaton. Free. 240-777-0020.

BETHESDA COMMUNITY FESTIVAL, celebrity readings by baseball players; appearance by Homer, mascot of the Bethesda Big Train Baseball Team; music by New Hots Jazz Orchestra; Chinese shadow puppet story by Amy Chen and Sun Chong; and face-painting, sponsored by Davis Friends of the Library. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Davis Library, 400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Free. 240-777-0922.

STREAM MONITORING CLASS, for teachers, students and those interested in local water quality, learn about stream ecology and area watersheds, sponsored by Audubon Naturalist Society. Noon-4 p.m., council office building, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free; registration required. 301-652-9188, Ext. 14 or 16, or www.audubonnaturalist.org/eereg.htm.

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.

Sunday 20

WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION TALK, for singles ages 45 and older, discussion of "How Should We, in the United States, Respond to the Threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction." 10 a.m.-noon, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Free. 301-230-5826.

Monday 21

WHEATON ART CLASSES, for ages 5-10, five-day sessions, taught by Marica Dewitt, includes drawing, collage and painting. For ages 5-7, 10-11:30 a.m. daily, $55; for ages 8-10, 1-3 p.m. daily, $60, Brookside Gardens Visitors Center children's classroom, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Registration required. 301-962-1451 or www.brooksidegardens.org.

AUTHORS SYMPOSIUM SERIES, a six-week series, "A Jewish Writer's View," Mondays, through Aug. 2, except July 5, sponsored by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington.

* Robert Dallek's "An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963," Monday;

* Martin Goldsmith's "The Inextinguishable Symphony: The True Story of Love and Music in Nazi Germany," June 28;

* Tova Mirvis's "The Ladies Auxiliary" and "The Outside World," July 12;

* Michael Shapiro's "The Last Good Season: Brooklyn, the Dodgers, and Their Final Pennant Race Together," July 19;

* Sol Wachtler and David Gould's "Blood Brothers," July 26; and

* Leslie Epstein's "San Remo Drive: A Novel from Memory," Aug. 2.

Each lecture, 10 a.m.-noon, Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy's Sylvia Ely auditorium, 13300 Arctic Ave., Rockville. $40; members, $30; per lecture, $10; registration required. 301-230-3747.

EMPLOYMENT SEEKERS SUPPORT, for people who are unemployed and seeking employment. 11 a.m.-noon Mondays, through Aug. 2, except July 5, Jewish Vocational Services, 9900 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. $5. 301-587-9666.

MEN'S HEALTH AND AGING, Barry Rosenbaum of Holy Cross Hospital discusses risk factors, screenings, medication and treatment. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

RED CROSS CLASSES, learn about adult, child and infant CPR, community first aid and safety. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and June 24, American Red Cross Montgomery County Office, 2020 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring; 6:30-10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and June 30, Upcounty Service Center, 200 Girard St., Suite 204, Gaithersburg. Three sessions, $63. 301-628-0074 or www.redcrossnca.org.

CHEVY CHASE PUPPET SHOW, for ages 5-12, Stevens Puppets presents "Legend of Sleepy Hollow." 7 p.m., Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; tickets required. 301-986-4313.

SILVER SPRING GARDEN LECTURE, Lynne Meyer, landscape designer discusses "Creating Outdoor Rooms." 8 p.m., Brookside Gardens education building, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-585-9098.

Tuesday 22

LONG TERM CARE SEMINAR, Scott Coury of General Electric Financial Services discusses costs and risks of long-term care. 10 a.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; registration required. 301-656-2797.

PRESCHOOL FILM FEST, for ages 2-5, films include "A Boy, a Dog and a Frog," "Foolish Frog" and "Frog on His Own." 10:30 a.m., Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville. Free. 301-871-2094.

HAY FEVER PROGRAM, learn how to control hay fever and get relief. 10:30 a.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.

VERBAL ABUSE DISCUSSION, Janet Akman discusses how to recognize verbal abuse and its effect on relationships, sponsored by the Montgomery County Commission for Women. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday and June 29, Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. $30; Montgomery County residents, $20; registration required. 240-777-8300.

ROCKVILLE TOWN CENTER PLAN TALK, Rockville city staff members present information on town center construction plans including truck routes used during construction, general construction traffic, street closings and construction noise levels. 7 p.m., City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free. 240-314-8200.

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.

FINANCIAL SEMINAR, Allison Gengarella and Jeff Magee of Primerica Financial Services present "The Five Vital Fundamentals of Financial Success." 7:30 p.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; registration required. 301-656-2797.

Wednesday 23

BEREAVED SPOUSES SUPPORT, for spouses bereaved in the past 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.

PUBLIC POLICY SYMPOSIUM SERIES, "Public Policy Watch," Wednesdays, through July 28, sponsored by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington.

* Frank Sharry of the National Immigration Forum and Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies discuss "Immigration Policy," Wednesday;

* Scott Segal of Bracewell and Patterson Partnership; Greg Wetstone of the Natural Resources Defense Council; and James Connaughton, senior environmental adviser to the president, discuss "Is the Bush Administration Rolling Back Environmental Regulation?" June 30;

* Marc Ginsberg, former ambassador to Morocco, discusses "Israel's Future in the Troubled and Turbulent Middle East," July 7;

* William Bennett, former director of national drug control policy and columnist EJ Dionne Jr. of The Washington Post discuss "A PBS Policy Watch Program," July 14;

* Hugh Price of the national Urban League and Michael Barone of U.S. News and World Report discuss "A PBS Policy Watch Program," July 21; and

* Aimee Breslow of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies discusses "Non-Governmental Organizations," July 28.

Each lecture, 10 a.m.-noon, Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy's Sylvia Ely auditorium, 13300 Arctic Ave., Rockville. $40; members, $30; per lecture, $10; registration required. 301-230-3747.

GARDENING WORKSHOP, hands on demonstration by Teresse Harris of Home Depot, learn how to use containers to grow herbs or flowers. 10:30 a.m., Long Branch Senior Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-431-5708.

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

FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM, Amelia Iams of Amber Hill Physical Therapy discusses how to prevent falls, home safety, health and medication issues. 1 p.m., Damascus Senior Center, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Free. 301-253-1801.

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.

RUNAWAYS SUPPORT GROUP, for runaway youths, their parents or guardians, sponsored by the 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.

STROKE SCREENINGS, by a National Institute of Health stroke specialist. 5-7 p.m., Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. Free. 301-896-3939.

WOMEN'S MIDLIFE SEMINAR, a discussion on managing menopause, "A Proactive Approach to Midlife Health." 7 p.m., Sligo Seventh Day Adventist Church, 7710 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. Free. 800-542-5096.

PARENTING WORKSHOP, family mediator John Spiegel discusses how to improve communication with your teenagers, 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; registration required. 240-777-8300.

"SWORD IN THE STONE," for ages 5 and older, an interactive theater presented by Rainbow Company. 7:30 p.m., Silver Spring Library, 8901 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-565-7689.

Thursday 24

FINANCIAL WORKSHOP, Susan Morris of the Maryland Cooperative Extension Service discusses financial goal setting and money management, 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.

PRESCHOOL FILMS, for ages 3-6, "Practical Princess: Harold's Fairy Tale" and "Harold and the Purple Crayon." 10:30 a.m., Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-986-4313.

SILVER SPRING STORY TIME, for ages 3-6, stories and films including "Where the Wild Things Are" and "The Napping House." 10:30 a.m., Silver Spring Library, 8901 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-565-7689.

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

BIG-BAND MUSIC, plus songs associated with Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra, performed by Joe Gravlin. 1 p.m., Damascus Senior Center, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Free. 301-253-1801.

ACUPRESSURE CLASS, Robert Rifkin of the White Flint Healing Center discusses and demonstrates acupressure techniques for headaches, neck pain and back pain; handouts available. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

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; registration required. 800-542-5096.

IMMIGRATION SEMINAR, discussion of non-immigrant visas, employment-based immigration, asylum, deportation, Temporary Protected Status family-based immigrations and more, sponsored by Charles W. Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity. 6:30-8 p.m., at the center, 11319 Elkin St., Wheaton. Free. 240-777-4940.

WASHINGTON AUTHOR TALK, Joel Achenbach, author and Washington Post staff writer, discusses his book, "The Grand Idea: George Washington's Potomac and the Race to the West." 7:30 p.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; registration required. 301-656-2797.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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