Thursday 22

PRESCHOOL FILMS, for ages 3-6, "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 Helme Heine. 10:30 a.m., Silver Spring Library, 8901 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-565-7689.

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, for ages 6 and younger, summer stories, "In the Good Old Summertime." 10:30 a.m., Potomac Community Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac. Free; registration required. 240-777-0690.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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 23

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.

HEALTH SCREENINGS, for homocysteine, glucose, lipid, prostate specific antigen, body fat and more. 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Dr., Rockville; and 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesday, Damascus Senior Center, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Screening fee varies; advance registration required. 800-542-5096.

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. Friday, Martin Luther King Jr. Pool, 1201 Jackson Rd., Silver Spring; and 8:30-11 p.m. July 30, Western County Pool, 20151 Fisher Ave., Poolesville. Admission, $3; students must show school ID or be accompanied by a parent. 240-777-6961.

Saturday 24

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.

YOUTH BOOK TALK, for students in grades 6-12, discuss and act out scenes from Iain Lawrence's adventure novel "The Wreckers." 10:30 a.m., Fairland Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Free. 301-421-5400.

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, 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; and

* Aug. 7, Twinbrook Library, 202 Meadow Hall Dr., Rockville, 240-777-0240 or TTY 240-777-0904; and Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville, 301-871-2094 or TTY 301-871-2097.

SILVER SPRING CHRONIC PAIN SUPPORT, Robert Rifkin of White Flint Medical and Natural Healing Center discusses "Pain Management," sponsored by Pain Connection. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Church of the Brethren, 3701 Spruell Dr., Silver Spring. Free. 301-309-2444.

KENNEDY CENTER "PRODUCERS" TRIP, by bus, center-front orchestra tickets for Mel Brooks's musical "The Producers," sponsored by the City of Rockville Recreation Department. Bus departure, noon; show, 1:30 p.m.; return, 6 p.m., City Hall parking lot, 111 Maryland Ave., Rockville. $115; Rockville residents, $100; registration required. 240-314-8641.

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 25

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

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, Adult Day Care Center, 9701 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Free. 301-978-9855.

ROCKVILLE SINGLES POOL PARTY, for all ages, barbecue, beverages, fruit and music, sponsored by the Jewish Singles Group. 7-11 p.m., Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. $25, registration deadline, July 22. 301-348-3866.

Monday 26

JEWISH WRITERS TALKS, part of a symposium, "A Jewish Writer's View," a lecture by Sol Wachtler and David Gould, about their legal mystery novel "Blood Brothers," 10 a.m.-noon Monday; a lecture by Leslie Epstein on the writer's "San Remo Drive: A Novel From Memory," 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 2, Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy's Sylvia Ely auditorium, 13300 Arctic Ave., Rockville. Each lecture, $10; registration required. 301-348-3864.

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

TAKOMA PARK BLOOD DRIVE, sponsored by Red Cross, Takoma Park Volunteer Fire Department and Takoma Park Lions Club. 3-8 p.m., Takoma Park Municipal building (use the back door), 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park. Free. 301-598-7736 or 301-270-8209 (in Spanish).

YOGA CLASSES, for beginners, learn about yoga postures, controlled breathing and relaxation, flexibility and strength conditioning. 6-7:15 p.m. or 7:30-8:45 p.m. Mondays, through Aug. 30; or 8:30-9:45 p.m. Tuesdays, through Aug. 31, Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. $60. 301-754-8800.

BASIC BABY CARE CLASS, for new parents, learn about diapering, bathing, cord care, circumcision care and more. 7 p.m., Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Couples, $35; registration required. 800-542-5096.

CHEVY CHASE STORY TIME, for ages 5-12, perform stories with storytellers. 7 p.m., Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; tickets required. 301-986-4313.

Tuesday 27

GENTLE YOGA CLASSES, learn about warmup exercises, gentle and restorative postures, breathing and relaxation. 10-11:15 a.m. Tuesdays, through Aug. 31; 6-7:15 p.m. Thursdays, through Sept. 2, Holy Cross Resource Institute, 9805 Dameron Dr., Silver Spring. $60. 301-754-8800.

SUN SAFETY PROGRAM, a discussion on sun safety tips for children and adults, sponsored by Washington Adventist Hospital. 10:30 a.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.

GAITHERSBURG CULTURAL PROGRAM, for all ages, puppets, folk music and folk tales, sponsored by Nada Brahma, a Burtonsville-based production company. 2 p.m. Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-840-2515.

SILVER SPRING SCIENCE PROGRAM, for ages 5 and older, chemistry, biology and physics demonstrations by Maryland Science Center, "Science to Amaze and Intrigue." 2 p.m., Silver Spring Library, 8901 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-565-7689.

SILVER SPRING FILM AND TALK, "Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggle" (1983), a film about organizing the first black trade union, produced by Jack Santino and Paul Wagner, based on Santino's book of the same title, sponsored by the Silver Spring African American Film Circle. 7 p.m., Silver Spring Library, 8901 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-565-7689 or TTY 301-565-7505.

ANGER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, for parents, learn how to build a better relationship. 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 28

BEREAVED SPOUSES SUPPORT GROUP, for spouses bereaved in the last year, 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 LECTURE, "Public Policy Watch," sponsored by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, Aimee Breslow of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies discusses "Non-Governmental Organizations," the last of a symposium series, "Public Policy Watch," sponsored by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington. 10 a.m.-noon, Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy's Sylvia Ely auditorium, 13300 Arctic Ave., Rockville. $10; registration required. 301-348-3864.

MONTGOMERY COLLEGE CEREMONY, groundbreaking at Jesup Blair Park and grand opening of the college's pedestrian bridge over Metro and CSX tracks, ribbon cutting, speeches, park plan exhibits and light refreshments. 10:30 a.m., Takoma Park Campus, bridge entrance at Fenton Street and New York Avenue, Takoma Park. Free; reservations requested by July 26. 301-279-5310 or www.montgomerycollege.edu.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PROGRAM, registered nurse Shirley Fortson of the Montgomery County Health Department's Biodefense Team discusses types of emergencies. 11 a.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.

POTOMAC FLIGHT SCIENCE PROGRAM, for ages 6 and older, flight demonstrations by the Maryland Science Center, "The Wright Stuff." 2 p.m., Potomac Community Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac. Free; registration required. 240-777-0690.

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 youth, their parents or 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.

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., 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.

TIME MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, learn how to simplify life and create quality time. 7 p.m., Washington Adventist Hospital, 7600 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. $15; registration required. 800-542-5096.

CHESAPEAKE BAY ENVIRONMENT FILM, "We Are All Smith Islanders," about dangers of global warming in the Chesapeake region and its possible solutions, written by Mike Tidwell of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, sponsored by Sierra Club, Montgomery Group. 7:30-9 p.m., Brookside Gardens auditorium, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-946-5599.

Thursday 29

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, for ages 6 and younger, sun stories, "Fun in the Sun." 10:30 a.m., Potomac Community Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac. Free; registration required. 240-777-0690.

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

DISCIPLINE WORKSHOP, for parents of children ages 4-12, learn how to teach children consequences to encourage better behavior. 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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