Thursday 15

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

CHILD SAFETY SEAT INSPECTION, an examination of the condition and installation of vehicle child safety seats, sponsored by the Montgomery County Police Department. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Fitzgerald's Auto Mall, 5501 Nicholson Lane, Rockville. Free. 240-773-5030.

PRESCHOOL FILMS, for ages 2-5, films include "Stone Soup," "Happy Birthday Moon" and "Owl Moon." 10:30 a.m., Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-986-4313.

SENIOR TRAVEL PROGRAMS, Elderhostel specialist Thelma Loret de Mola discusses educational and learning travel programs. 11 a.m., Long Branch Senior Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-431-5708.

YOUTH THERAPY TALK, for boys ages 7-8, a 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.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PROGRAM, registered nurse Shirley Fortson of the Montgomery County Health Department's Biodefense Team discusses types of emergencies; plus a question-and-answer session. 1 p.m. today, Damascus Senior Center, 9701 Main St., Damascus, 301-253-1801; and noon Tuesday, Long Branch Senior Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring, 301-431-5708. Free.

RAMAYANA DANCE, a classical Indian dance choreographed by Nilimma Devi, sponsored by the Sutradhar Institute of Dance and Related Arts. 2 p.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.

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.

WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS SOCIAL, networking and picnic, sponsored by Women Business Owners of Montgomery County. 5:30-7:30 p.m., College Gardens Park, 615 College Pkwy., Rockville. $25; members, $20; reservations required. 301-421-4890, Ext. 2.

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.

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.

CHEVY CHASE GUITAR MUSIC AND POETRY, sponsored by the Village of Friendship Heights. Classical guitarist Michael Davis, 7 p.m.; and poets W. Perry Epes, Ann Harding Woodworth and Brian Gilmore, 7:30 p.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; registration required. 301-656-2797.

WHEATON PARENTING WORKSHOP, for parents of children 4-12, learn ways to work with challenging children, sponsored by Parent Encouragement Program. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Hughes United Methodist Church, 10700 Georgia Ave., Wheaton. $28; couples, $53; discount for program members; registration required. 301-929-8824 or www.ParentEncouragement.org.

FOSTER PARENTING PROGRAM, for Montgomery County prospective foster and adoptive parents, sponsored by Montgomery County Foster and Adoptive Parents Services. 7:30 p.m., Green Room, Montgomery County Health and Human Services, 401 Hungerford Dr., Rockville. Free. 240-777-1664.

PUBLIC HEARING ON CONNECTOR, public comments requested on the Maryland State Highway Administration's three alternatives for the intercounty connector, sponsored by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission's Montgomery County Planning Board. 2-6 p.m., the commission's auditorium, 8787 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-495-4600.

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 16

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 pollinators. 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.

DENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM, learn to improve dental health, plus demonstrations presented by dental hygienist Karen Mobley and student Julie Borowski. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Damascus Senior Center, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Free. 301-253-1801.

WHEATON GARDEN MUSIC, by Silverwinds Flute Ensemble. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Brookside Gardens wedding gazebo, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-962-1400 or www.brooksidegardens.org.

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.

YOUTH SWIMMING POOL SOCIALS, for middle- and high-school students, water sports, sand volleyball, music and prizes; refreshments for sale, sponsored by the Youth Advisory Committee of the Montgomery County Department of Recreation, 8:30-11 p.m.:

* Germantown Pool, 18905 Kingsview Dr. (off Clopper Road), Germantown, Friday;

* Martin Luther King Jr. Pool, 1201 Jackson Rd., Silver Spring, July 23; and

* Western County Pool, 20151 Fisher Ave., Poolesville, July 30.

Admission, $3; students must show school ID or be accompanied by a parent. 240-777-6961.

Saturday 17

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

ROCKS AND MINERALS PROGRAM, for children ages 8-10 accompanied by an adult, Wendell Mohr of the Gem, Lapidary and Mineral Society discusses rocks and minerals; children examine and identify samples and take home a sample, sponsored by OASIS (Older Adult Service and Information System), a national seniors educational organization. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Gaithersburg Regional Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Free; registration required. 301-869-1508.

VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVES, includes demonstrations on how to use the voting machines, sponsored by Montgomery County Board of Elections. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., on the following days. Free. 240-777-8532.

* Saturday, Germantown Library, 12900 Middlebrook Rd., Germantown, 240-777-0110 or TTY 240-777-0901;

* July 24, Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda, 240-777-0970 or TTY 301-657-0840; Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg, 240-777-0200 or TTY 240-777-0903; and Rockville Library, 99 Maryland Ave., 240-777-0140 or TTY 240-777-0902;

* July 31, Fairland Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville; 301-421-5400 or TTY 301-421-5460.

FATHERHOOD WORKSHOP, for expectant and new fathers, learn from experienced fathers and their babies. 1 p.m., Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. $20; registration required. 800-542-5096.

HOME ALONE CLASS, for children 8-11 and their parents, learn to prepare for the brief periods children spend alone at home. 2 p.m., Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Each child, $10; registration required. 800-542-5096.

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 18

BABY-SITTING CLASS, for ages 11-15, learn about basic care of infants and children, accident-prevention, first aid and more. 10 a.m., Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. $30; registration required. 800-542-5096.

BLOOD DRIVES, sponsored by Inova Blood Donor Services. 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Telemundo, Montgomery County Fair Grounds, Gaithersburg; and 1-7 p.m. Tuesday, Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Free. 866-256-6372.

CLEAN ENERGY HOME OPEN HOUSE, including a display of a corn-burning furnace, solar panels, low-energy refrigerator, hybrid and biodiesel cars, and a tofu-powered lawn mower, sponsored by the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. 1-5 p.m., 7125 Willow Ave., Takoma Park. Free. 301-270-3722.

SUPPORT GROUP, for parents, families and friends of gays who are considering coming out, sponsored by Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). 2 p.m. the third Sunday of each month, Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda. Free. 301-439-3524 or www.pflagdc.org.

Monday 19

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

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

* 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. Each lecture, $10; registration required. 301-348-3864.

GARDEN FAIRIES AND ELVES CAMP, for ages 5-6, Brookside garden staff member Lynn Richard tells fairy tales and elf stories related to plants; plus crafts, games and garden activities. 10-11:30 a.m. Monday through July 23, Brookside Gardens Visitors Center, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. $55; registration required. 301-962-1451 or www.brooksidegardens.org.

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

DISTRICT TRAVELOGUE, for seniors 55 and older, a talk and photo slide show about the C&O Canal, the National Zoo, the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Mount Vernon, Brookside Gardens and more, presented by photographer Roger Langsdorf. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

INFANT CARE PROGRAM, for expectant and adoptive couples, learn about diapering, bathing, cord and circumcision care, and when to call the doctor. 7 p.m., Washington Adventist Hospital, 7600 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. Couples, $35; registration required. 800-542-5096.

CHEVY CHASE BATTERSBY DUO CONCERT, for ages 5-12, music and comedy performed by Battersby Duo. 7 p.m., Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; tickets required. 301-986-4313.

Tuesday 20

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.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, by a Suburban Hospital nurse. 1-2:45 p.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-656-2797.

UNIVERSITIES OPEN HOUSE, for those interested in upper-level, undergraduate or graduate programs, admission and transfer counselors available to answer questions, plus light refreshments. 4-6 p.m., University System of Maryland Shady Grove Center, 9630 Gudelsky Dr., Rockville. Free. 301-738-6023 or www.shadygrove.umd.edu/directions.

PEDIATRIC CPR CLASS, for new parents, learn how to child-proof your home and apply CPR to an infant. 6 p.m., Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. $30; registration required. 800-542-5096.

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

TAKOMA PARK KNITTING GROUP, for people 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.

WHEATON PARENTING PROGRAM, for parents of toddlers and preschoolers, "Tough Issues With Eating, Sleeping and Toilet Training." 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.

ROCKVILLE BLOOD DRIVE, for the local Red Cross, light refreshments, sponsored by Merrill Lynch Private Client Group, 11921 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Free. For an appointment, 301-230-6672.

Wednesday 21

ROCKVILLE PERFECTIONISM WORKSHOP, learn how to manage perfectionist tendencies, presented by Janet Akman, 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.

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

* Hugh Price of the national Urban League and Michael Barone of U.S. News and World Report discuss "A PBS Policy Watch Program," Wednesday; 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. Each lecture, $10; registration required. 301-230-3747.

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 people 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.

RELAXATION CLASS, learn about techniques to reduce stress. 7 p.m., Washington Adventist Hospital, 7600 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. $15; registration required. 800-542-5096.

ATTENTION-DEFICIT SUPPORT, for parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, sponsored by Jewish Social Service Agency. 7-8:15 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month, at the agency, 623 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Free; 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 22

PRESCHOOL FILMS, "A Boy, a Dog and a Frog," "Foolish Frog" and "Frog on His Own." 10:30 a.m., Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; tickets required. 301-986-4313.

PRESCHOOL STORIES AND FILMS, for ages 3-6, stories, stretching exercises and films, "Swimmy" and "The Most Wonderful Egg in the World," based on books by Leo Lionni and Ahelme Heine. 10:30 a.m., Silver Spring Library, 8901 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-565-7689.

SEATED YOGA CLASS, Santa Molina of Holy Cross Hospital demonstrates yoga exercises on a chair. 11 a.m., Long Branch Senior Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-431-5708.

DETECTIVE FICTION LECTURE, retired Brig. Gen. Philip Sherman discusses "The Ongoing Saga of Sherlock Homes." 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

INFANT CPR CLASS, for parents and others, learn how to perform CPR and choking-rescue techniques on infants. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Holy Cross Resource Institute, 9805 Dameron Dr., Silver Spring. $25. 301-754-8800.

COLLEGE FINANCE PROGRAM, finance writer Janet Bodnar discusses "Preparing Your Kids to Manage Their Money in College." 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.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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