NOON TUNES -- Noon today. Irish and folk music by Seamus Kennedy. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 27 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350.

SUMMER SERIES -- 6-8 p.m. today. Blues and rock with Bad Influence. Next Thursday, rock with Brass Alley, part of the Summer Concert Series, Veterans Park, Woodmont and Norfolk avenues, Bethesda. Free. 301-215-6660.

FRIDAY CONCERTS -- Noon-2 p.m. tomorrow. The Dixie Power Trio as part of the Lunchtime Concert Series. On July 2, reggae with Englishman. Veterans Park, Woodmont and Norfolk avenues, Bethesda. Free. 301-215-6660 or

"DANCE POTPOURRI" -- 3:30-6 p.m. Sunday. World Music and Dance Institute presents "Dance Potpourri" with live music by Waltz Delight. At 3 p.m., dance lessons. Glen Echo Park Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo.

KALEIDOSCOPE SERIES -- 10:30 a.m. Monday. "Flumpa and Friends LIVE!" City Hall Concert Pavilion, 27 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350.

MUSIC TIMELINE -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Kennedy Center in the District opened in 1971 with works such as Leonard Bernstein's "Mass." The Choral Arts Society and Singers for All Seasons explore music incorporating the title "Mass," as part of the Strathmore Hall and Washington Area Music Association concert series. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $10. For reservations, call 301-530-0540.


FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS VILLAGE -- Call for viewing hours. Artwork by watercolorists from Chevy Chase. Friendship Gallery, Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free, but registration is required. 301-656-2797.

KENTLANDS MANSION -- Call for viewing hours. The 18th annual juried art exhibition. Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6425.

BLACKROCK CENTER ART -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. A quilt exhibition featuring the work of more than 20 artists. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. Free. 301-528-2260 or

CREATIVE PARTNERS GALLERY -- Noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. "Motion and Emotion" features mobiles and abstracts by David A. Yano and Marsha Hall. Creative Partners Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy., Bethesda. Free. 301-951-9441 or

CITY HALL GALLERY -- Call for viewing hours. Oil paintings with an Asian influence by Christopher Nelson. City Hall Gallery, second floor, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6310.

GLENVIEW MANSION -- 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. "Melting Pots -- A Convergence of Glass," featuring works by Christine Hekimian, Kari Minnick, Marilyn Nugent, Rick Sherbert, Zayde Sleph and Bobbi Baumann. Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. Free. 240-314-8660.

FINE ARTS -- 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and by appointment. More than 150 works in all media, including drawing, paintings and sculpture in the annual student art show. Pavilion of Fine Arts, Montgomery College, 7600 Takoma Ave., Takoma Park. Free. 301-650-1368.

STRATHMORE GALLERIES -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. "Drawing for Art" exhibition in Strathmore's first-floor galleries and Rick Bragga exhibition in the Invitational Gallery. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Free. 301-530-0540.

CIVIL WAR EXHIBIT -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Immersion exhibition illustrating the medical story of the Civil War. National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. $6.50; $6, seniors; $4.50, ages 10-16; free, 9 and younger. 301-695-1864.


CIVIL WAR MEDICINE -- 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. "The Battlefield Embalmer: Preserving The Civil War Dead," a discussion about the practice of mortuary science and the art of embalming during the war. National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. $6.50, adults; $6, seniors, $4.50, 10-16; free, ages 9 and younger. 301-695-1864.


"THE NEARSIGHTED KNIGHT AND THE FARSIGHTED DRAGON" -- 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Adventure Theatre, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $7. 301-320-5331 or

THE PUPPET CO. -- 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. "The Wizard of Oz." Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $6. 301-320-6668.

Theater and Dance

"THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND" -- Call for times. A musical production featuring the songs of John Kander and Fred Ebb. Round House Theatre Silver Spring, 8641 Colesville Rd. Call for prices. 240-644-1100 or

"MASTER HAROLD AND THE BOYS" -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sunday. A play about apartheid in South Africa and the complexities of race and age faced by a white boy and two black men. Silver Spring Stage, 10145 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Call for prices. 301-593-6036.


WINGS OF FANCY -- 10 a.m.-1 p.m. daily. Butterflies fly freely in a garden of nectar plants. Observe exotic Central and South American butterflies in addition to native Maryland species. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1453 or

CLIMBING EVENTS -- 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. Participants can scale a 20-foot wall, trying different routes. Instructors are available. Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. $10 per climber. 240-314-8643.

TEA ROOM -- Weekly afternoon tea at Strathmore, with classical music. 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jo Morrison, Celtic harp. 1 p.m. Wednesday, Carol Reitman, piano. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $22. 301-530-0540.

ROCKVILLE SKATE PARK -- Noon-8 p.m. daily. A 10,300-square-foot area for inline skaters, skateboarders and freestyle bikers. Welsh Park, Martins Lane and Mannakee Street, Rockville. Call for prices. 240-314-8625.

ANTIQUES -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Rugs, jewelry, silver, print, porcelains and other items will be available for purchase at the antiques and collectibles market. Discovery Sports Center/Maryland Soccerplex, 8031 Central Park Cir., Boyds. $6. 301-216-0876.

Plan Ahead

GAITHERSBURG'S FABULOUS FOURTH -- 7 p.m. July 4. Family concert and fireworks. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg, Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. 301-258-6350 or

ROCKVILLE INDEPENDENCE DAY -- 6-10 p.m. July 4. Concerts, food, fireworks and more. Richard Montgomery High School, Route 355 and Richard Montgomery Drive, Rockville. 240-314-5022 or

WHEATON SPARKLES -- 6:30-10:30 p.m. July 4. Entertainment and fireworks. Reedie Drive and Grandview Avenue. 240-777-8120 or

-- Compiled by MARK JONES

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