Thursday 1

PRESCHOOL FILMS, for ages 2-5, films include "Curious George Goes to the Hospital," "Dr. DeSoto" and "Madeline." 10:30 a.m., Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-986-4313.

BOYS THERAPY TALK, for 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 Pain Connection. 12:30-2 p.m., Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Free. 301-309-2444 or www.pain-connection.org.

AMERICAN HISTORY VIDEOS, for seniors 55 and older:

* "Its Beginnings and the American Revolution," today;

* "The Growth of a Nation and the Civil War," Tuesday; and

* "World War I to World War II, the Cold War to the 21st Century," Wednesday;

Each show, 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

WIDOWED PERSONS SUPPORT, for people widowed less than two years, sponsored by the 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, 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.

CHEVY CHASE SCIENCE PROGRAM SIGN-UP, for ages 5-12, tickets available for 7 p.m. July 12 event, learn to use a scientific method to create a dynamic invention, presented by the Maryland Science Center. Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-986-4313.

SUMMER READING CLUB, for children of all ages, ongoing 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 2

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.

CAREER PLANNING WORKSHOP, Dana Pauli discusses how making career decisions, sponsored by the Montgomery County Commission for Women. 10 a.m.-noon Fridays, Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. Two sessions, $45; Montgomery County residents, $30; registration required. 240-777-8300 or www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw.

DALE JARRETT CONCERT, singer and pianist Jarrett performs American music, light refreshments. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

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 3

CHEVY CHASE BEGINNERS 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.

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 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 4

POTOMAC 5K RUN AND ONE MILE WALK, for all ages, "One Stride at a Time," run or walk through residential neighborhood streets, no strollers allowed, sponsored by Cure Autism Now. Registration, 6:30-7:30 a.m.; race, 8 a.m., Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac. Free. 240-777-0690. $30; ages 14 and younger, $12; registration required. 301-419-8198 or www.canrun.org.

Tuesday 6

BLOOD PRESSURE TESTING, by volunteer nurses. 10 a.m.-noon the first Tuesday of each month, Long Branch Senior Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring, 301-431-5708; and 12:15-1:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month, noon-1:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursdays and 10-11:30 a.m. the second Friday of each month, Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring, 301-681-1255. Free.

MOBILES WORKSHOP AND ONE-MAN SHOW, for ages 8-10, learn how to balance shapes, color and textures, taught by actor Kevin Reese, who also performs "A Perfect Balance," portraying artist Alexander Calder. 10 a.m.-noon, Brookside Gardens Visitors Center children's classroom, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. $20; registration required. 301-962-1451 or www.brooksidegardens.org.

GOAL-SETTING WORKSHOP, Eliane Herdani discusses techniques and strategies to accomplish goals, sponsored by the Montgomery County Commission for Women. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. $22.50; Montgomery County residents, $15; registration required. 240-777-8300 or www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw.

TAI CHI CLASSES, six-week sessions. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, through Aug. 17; 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 19 (no class July 20), Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. $30; registration required. 301-656-2797.

SENIORS CIVICS LECTURE, for seniors 55 and older, "The American Dream," Francine Jamin, a literature and American studies professor at Montgomery College, discusses the American role in the global community and civic involvement. 11 a.m., Long Branch Senior Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring. Free; registration required. 301-431-5708.

PUBLIC SPEAKING WORKSHOP, Sharon Rolnick discusses how to take the fear out of public speaking, 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 or www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw.

ENVIRONMENTALIST HISTORY SHOWS, "The American Environment, Voices and Choices," including music, theater and history, presented as the college's annual chautauqua series:

* Maryland State Forest and Park Service naturalists present "An Evening With Scales and Tales, Maryland's Birds and Reptiles," with music by Dan Mazer, aka "BanjerDan," Tuesday;

* Doris Dwyer presents "An Evening With Rachel Carson," with music by Judy Moore, Wednesday;

* Doug Mishler presents "An Evening With Henry David Thoreau," with music by Mary Sue Twohy, July 8; and

* Kevin Radaker presents "An Evening With Theodore Roosevelt," with music by Liberty Dawne, July 9.

Each presentation, 7 p.m., under a tent, Montgomery College's Germantown Campus, 20200 Observation Dr., Germantown; in case of rain, Globe Hall, High Technology and Science Center. Free. 301-353-7746 or www.montgomerycollege.edu.

BABYSITTERS CLASS, for ages 10 and older, learn about baby-sitting skills, plus a lab class with children and an instructor. 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, through July 27; and choose one lab day, 6:30-9 p.m. July 16, July 24 or July 30, Parent Encouragement Program, 10100 Connecticut Ave., Kensington. Four sessions and lab, $81; discount for program members; registration required. 301-929-8824 or www.ParentEncouragement.org.

CHILD PLAY WORKSHOP, for parents of children ages 1-12, "Connect Through Play With Your Kids, Getting More Out of Special Time." 7:30-9:30 p.m., Parent Encouragement Program, 10100 Connecticut Ave., Kensington. $28; couples, $53; discount for program members; registration required. 301-929-8824 or www.ParentEncouragement.org.

Wednesday 7

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

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

* 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.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, by volunteer nurses and Montgomery General Hospital. 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday and 9:30-11 a.m. July 15, Damascus Senior Center, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Free. 301-253-1801.

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

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

MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS WORKSHOP, for 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 their 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.

SELLING-A-HOME SEMINAR, loan officer Carol Tillson discusses negotiating and writing a contract and more, 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 or www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw.

ROCKVILLE AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP, for people ages 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.

JOB HUNTERS SUPPORT, Rachel L. Manchester discusses the process of finding a job, sponsored by the Montgomery County Commission for Women. 7-8:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. Four sessions, $60; Montgomery County residents, $40; registration required. 240-777-8300 or www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw.

CHILD MOTIVATION WORKSHOP, for parents of children in grades 6-9, "Helping Your Underachieving Child Be More Motivated and Self-Disciplined in School." 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Parent Encouragement Program, 10100 Connecticut Ave., Kensington. Three sessions, $76; discount for couples and program members; registration required. 301-929-8824 or www.ParentEncouragement.org.

Thursday 8

PRESCHOOL FILMS, for ages 2-5, films include "The Mysterious Tadpole," "The Caterpillar and the Polliwog," "The Most Wonderful Egg in the World" and "Swimmy." 10:30 a.m., Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-986-4313.

PRESCHOOL STORIES AND FILM, for ages 3-6, stories, stretching exercises and a film, "Ferdinand the Bull," based on the book "The Story of Ferdinand," by Munro Leaf. 10:30 a.m., Silver Spring Library, 8901 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-565-7689.

HAND AND WRIST HEALTH LECTURE, hand surgeon Harrison Solomon discusses hand and wrist problems, including arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

YOUTH BAND CONCERTS, for adults with children ages 11 and older. 7 p.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 5, Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville. Free. For more information and schedule of performers, 301-871-2094.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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