Thursday 24

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. weekdays, 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. weekdays, 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.

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 treating 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.

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.

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.

SUMMER READING CLUB, for children of all ages, registration through July 31, program ends Aug. 14, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Montgomery County. For more information, contact the nearest Montgomery County public library.

Friday 25

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

CHILDREN'S GARDEN PROGRAM, for ages 4-10, learn about flowers. 10 a.m.-noon (canceled in the event of rain), Brookside Gardens Visitors Center children's classroom, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-962-1400 or www.brooksidegardens.org.

ROCKVILLE ART TALK, for singles ages 45 and older, in-house artist discusses art in any medium, "Art in the 20th Century." 10 a.m.-noon, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Free. 301-230-5826.

RESUME WRITING WORKSHOP, social worker Nancie Kenney discusses writing an effective resume, 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.

GUITAR AND PIANO MUSIC, performed by Jesse Palidofsky. 11 a.m., Long Branch Senior Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-431-5708.

KAREN DEVITT CONCERT, pianist and singer Devitt performs jazz, show tunes, Brazilian samba, other popular music and classical music. 1 p.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 26

NEW YORK BY BUS, ongoing registration for July 10 trip for adults with children ages 8 and older, couples and singles, including a walk in Central Park, museum tours, brunch on your own, tickets for "The Lion King," sponsored by the Rockville 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.

WHEATON TRAIL OPENING, for all ages, "Heart Smart Trail" celebration includes a one-mile walk, health screenings, seated massages, children's activities, health and fitness information and giveaways, sponsored by Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services' Latino Health Initiative. 8 a.m.-noon; opening ceremony, 9 a.m., Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 240-777-6821.

INFANT SAFETY AND CPR CLASS, for new parents. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Upcounty Service Center, 200 Girard St., Suite 204, Gaithersburg. $40. 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. 9:30 a.m., Washington Adventist Hospital, 7600 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. $25; couples, $40; registration required. 800-542-5096.

YOUTH BOOK TRADE, for students in grades 6-9, trade used books. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-986-4313.

HERBAL SOAP-MAKING WORKSHOP, for ages 18 and older, Leslie Plant, owner of a local soap-making business, discusses how to make herbal soap, bring safety goggles, rubber gloves and an apron. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Brookside Gardens Visitors Center adult workshop, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. $35; registration required. 301-962-1451 or www.brooksidegardens.org.

MASTER GARDENER CLINIC, a master gardener answers plant-and-gardening questions. 10 a.m.-noon, Audubon Shop at the Woodend sanctuary of the Audubon Naturalist Society, 8940 Jones Mill Rd., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-652-3606.

YOUTH BOOK TALK, for students in grades 6-12, discuss and act out scenes from William Goldman's book "The Princess Bride." 10:30 a.m., Fairland Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Free. 301-421-5400.

MIDDLE AGES PROGRAM, for all ages, Society for Creative Anachronism presents "Knights and Castles," with crafts, sciences, arts and discussion of traditions of medieval Europe. 11 a.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., Brookside Gardens Visitors Center, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-962-1400 or www.brooksidegardens.org.

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

Sunday 27

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

Monday 28

RED CROSS CLASSES, learn about adult, child and infant CPR and community first aid and safety. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or 6:30-10:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, American Red Cross Montgomery County Office, 2020 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring. Two sessions, $53. 301-628-0074 or www.redcrossnca.org.

BLACK HILL PARK PROGRAMS, for ages 4-6 accompanied by a parent, bring a shoe box to decorate; paints, stamps and stickers provided, 9:30-11 a.m. Monday and Wednesday; and for ages 6-9 accompanied by a parent, a tour of a lake on a pontoon led by a naturalist, bring a bag lunch, dessert provided, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. Black Hill Visitor Center, 20926 Lake Ridge Dr., Boyds, 301-916-0220. $4.

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.

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

* 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.

MAKEOVERS FOR CANCER PATIENTS, for women with cancer, performed by cosmetology professionals, sponsored by Montgomery General Hospital. 10 a.m., hospital's Community Learning Center, second floor, 18101 Prince Philip Dr., Olney. Free; registration required. 301-542-5096.

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.

ALZHEIMER'S LECTURE, Sandra O'Connell of Alzheimer's Association discusses memory loss, dementia and the disease. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

BASKETBALL DEMONSTRATION, for ages 5-12, with Spencer "Spinny" Johnson's program, "On the Ball." 7 p.m., Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; tickets required. 301-986-4313.

Tuesday 29

PRESCHOOL FILM, for ages 2-5, "Corduroy" and "What Mary Jo Wanted." 10:30 a.m., Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville. Free. 301-871-2094.

COMEDY MAGIC SHOW, for ages 5 and older, magician Mike Rose presents "Fairy Tale Magic." 2 p.m., Silver Spring Library, 8901 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Free; registration required. 301-565-7689.

STRESS-MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP, social worker Patricia Anderson discusses how to decrease stress through meditation, breathing techniques, cognitive restructuring and guided imagery, 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; registration required. 240-777-8300.

WORRY WORKSHOP, learn about techniques to identify causes of worry and reduce worrying. 7 p.m., Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. $15; registration required. 800-542-5096.

GLOBAL WARMING TALK, U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) discusses global warming, plus a screening of "We Are All Smith Islanders," a film about the dangers of, and solutions for, global warming in the Chesapeake region. 7:30-9 p.m., National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Auditorium, 1301 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring. Donation requested. 301-920-1644 or www.chesapeakeclimate.org.

Wednesday 30

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

* 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?" Wednesday;

* 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 E.J. 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.

MEDICARE LECTURE, Tom Rosen, a legal counsel for the elderly with the AARP discusses the new Medicare law, plus a question-and-answer session. 10:30 a.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.

AGING AND MOTIVATION LECTURE, educator Michele McCarthy discusses aging with motivation of people age 70 and older. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

YOUTH THERAPY TALK, a social worker discusses how to handle angry feelings and ways to keep self-control, sponsored by the Jewish Social Service Agency. For ages 10-11, 4-5 p.m. Wednesdays, through July 14; and for ages 8-9, 4-5 p.m. Thursdays, through July 15, at the agency, 6123 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Each session, $90. 301-816-2633.

YOUTH SOCIAL SKILLS TALK, for ages 9-11, learn about social behavior including listening, sharing and problem-solving, sponsored by the Jewish Social Service Agency. 4-5 p.m. Wednesdays, through July 14, at the agency, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Each session, $55; registration required. 301-816-2633.

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.

ROCKVILLE AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP, for 21 and older with Asperger's syndrome or similar problems, sponsored by the Jewish Social Service Agency. 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through July 28, the agency, 6123 Montrose Rd., Rockville. $45; registration required. 301-816-2633.

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 1

THERAPY TALK, for boys ages 7-8, social worker discusses social behavior, sharing, problem-solving, self-control, teasing and making friends, sponsored by the Jewish Social Service Agency. 11 a.m.-noon Thursdays, through Aug. 19, at the agency, 11B Firstfield Rd., Gaithersburg. Each session, $55. 301-816-2633.

CHRONIC PAIN SUPPORT, for those suffering from chronic pain, "How Chronic Pain Affects Family Members and Others," sponsored by the Pain Connection. 12:30-2 p.m., Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Free. 301-309-2444 or www.pain-connection.org.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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