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.

PRESCHOOL FILMS, for ages 6 and younger, "Curious George," "Caps for Sale" and "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble." 10:30 a.m., Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-986-4313.

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

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.

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.

GENTLE YOGA CLASSES, learn about warm-up exercises, gentle and restorative postures, breathing and relaxation. 6-7:15 p.m. Thursdays, through Sept. 2, Holy Cross Resource Institute, 9805 Dameron Dr., Silver Spring. $60. 301-754-8800.

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

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.

Friday 30

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, 240-314-8800; and 9 a.m-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Long Branch Senior Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring, 301-431-5708. Free.

BANJO MUSIC, by Dan Mazur. 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.

PARENTING AFTER DIVORCE WORKSHOP, for separated or divorced parents, learn how to use parenting strategies in raising children. 7-9 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.

YOUTH SWIMMING POOL SOCIAL, 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., Western County Pool, 20151 Fisher Ave., Poolesville. Admission, $3; students must show school ID or be accompanied by a parent. 240-777-6961.

Saturday 31

POTOMAC C&O FITNESS WALK, for ages 50 and older, an hour-long walk along the C&O Canal. Bring good walking shoes and water; all levels of ability welcome. Coffee after the walk at a nearby restaurant, sponsored by the Fifty-Plus Fitness Association. Meeting, 8:45 a.m.; walk begins, 9 a.m. the last Saturday of each month, Falls Road and MacArthur Boulevard, near the Old Angler's Inn. Free. 301-530-5991, 240-632-8355 or www.50plus.org.

DICKERSON PANEL DISCUSSION, of threats facing the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve; panelists are Montgomery County Planning Board Chairman Derick Berlage, former board chairman Royce Hanson, Boyds civic leader Mike Rubin and Jim Brown of the Sugarloaf Citizens Association. 9 a.m.-noon, Linden Farm, 20900 Martinsburg Rd., Dickerson. Free. 301-428-8350.

INFANT SAFETY AND CPR CLASS, for new parents, learn how to childproof your home and apply CPR to an infant. 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Washington Adventist Hospital, 7600 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park; 2 p.m. Sunday, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. $25; couples, $40; registration required. 800-542-5096.

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.

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

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

* 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; and

* Aug. 14, Damascus Library, 9701 Main St., Damascus, 301-253-5100 or TTY 301-253-0148 and Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., Silver Spring, 240-777-0910 or TTY 301-565-7662.

OUTDOOR ART WORKSHOPS, for all ages, learn how to make calligraphy, puzzles, writings in the Colonial American alphabet, carousel animal art or home-made postcards. Various workshops available, noon-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Aug. 29 (weather and, after Aug. 1, staff availability permitting), Feather Tree Hill Calligraphy studio, near the Dentzel Carousel, Glen Echo National Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Each session, $3.50. 703-521-6609.

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 1

SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN HIKE, a five-mile round trip and an environmental discussion on Israel's coast and forests, sponsored by New Israel Fund-New Generations D.C., Young Leadership Forum of the American Jewish Committee and Shomrei Adamah, a Jewish environmental organization. Meet, 10:30 a.m., West View parking lot on Sugarloaf Mountain, 7901 Comus Rd., Dickerson. Free; registration required. 703-966-0034.

ROCKVILLE CHRONIC PAIN SUPPORT, discuss pain-management ideas. 2 p.m., Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Free. 301-670-0134.

Monday 2

JEWISH NOVELIST LECTURE, Leslie Epstein discusses his "San Remo Drive: A Novel From Memory," the last part of a symposium, "A Jewish Writer's View." 10 a.m.-noon, Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy's Sylvia Ely auditorium, 13300 Arctic Ave., Rockville. $10; registration required. 301-348-3864.

NADA BRAHMA SUMMER CAMP, for ages 8-10, learn about cultural dances, musical instruments and music. 10 a.m.-noon daily, Brookside Gardens Visitor Center children's classroom, 1800 Glenallen Ave., Wheaton. Five sessions, $75; registration required. 301-962-1451 or www.brooksidegardens.org.

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

MICRONESIA TRAVELOGUE SERIES, for seniors 55 and older, a slide show on Samoa, Wallis, Tarawa, Majuro and more, presented by Cliff Sayer. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

INFANT MASSAGE CLASS, learn about massage techniques and stress reduction. 2-3 p.m. Mondays, Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Three sessions, $45. 301-754-8800.

ATTENTION-DEFICIT SUPPORT, for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, sponsored by Jewish Social Service Agency. 7-8:15 p.m. the first Monday of each month, at the agency, 623 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Free; registration required. 301-816-2633.

ROCKVILLE AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP, for parents of children with Asperger's syndrome or similar problems, sponsored by the Jewish Social Service Agency. 7-8:15 p.m., the agency, 6123 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Free. 301-990-6881.

Tuesday 3

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 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Damascus Senior Center, 9701 Main St., Damascus, 301-253-1801. Free.

CHOLESTEROL LECTURE, Kathy Bradley of Adventist Health Care discusses ways to improve cholesterol count without medication. 11 a.m., Long Branch Senior Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-431-5708.

AGING AND MEMORY LECTURE, Stephanie Svec of Affiliated Sante Group discusses "Don't Let Memory Failures Frighten You." 1 p.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.

MUSIC BY MIRANDA TRIO, a cabaret style performance of an accordion, a banjo, a tuba and vocals. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. $1. 301-468-4448.

SIBLING CLASS, for children who are expecting a new brother or sister, plus a tour of the nursery. For ages 3-6, 4 p.m. Tuesday; and ages 5-9, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. $12; registration required. 800-542-5096.

FIRST AID CLASS, learn how to respond to medical emergencies. 5:30 p.m., Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. $45; registration required. 800-542-5096.

SELF-PRESERVATION WORKSHOP, Lesley Kamenshine discusses how to solve problems and create opportunities, 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.

HEART CONDITION PROGRAM, a four-part session on heart congestive failure. 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Rd., seventh-floor conference room, Silver Spring. Free. 301-754-8800.

HEPATITIS SUPPORT, for people suffering from chronic hepatitis. 7 p.m., Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Free. 301-216-1367.

NEW GRANDPARENTS DISCUSSION, for expectant grandparents, discussion of recently developed ideas about caring for new grandchildren, plus a hospital tour. 7-9 p.m., Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. $10; couples, $18. 301-754-8800.

ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASS, learn techniques to manage anger. 7-9 p.m., Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. $15. 301-896-3939.

GAITHERSBURG CRIME-PREVENTION NIGHT, child fingerprinting, police equipment displays, information booths, giveaways, balloons, games and ice cream, in observance of National Night Out Against Crime, sponsored by the city of Gaithersburg. 7-9 p.m., Kentland Green, 117 Kent Square Rd.; Kelley Park, 400 Victory Farm Dr.; Diamond Farms Park, 857 Quince Orchard Blvd.; and Malcolm King Park, 1200 West Side Dr., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6310.

PARENTING WORKSHOP, for parents of ages 4-12, learn about sibling power struggles and replace fighting with problem-solving. 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 4

MARKETING YOURSELF WORKSHOP, Rachel L. Manchester discusses how to evaluate and advertise yourself, develop sales tools and identify the market, sponsored by the Montgomery County Commission for Women. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. Two sessions, $30; Montgomery County residents, $20; registration required. 240-777-8300 or www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw.

POP SONGS AND PIANO MUSIC, Helen Day performs music by Cole Porter and George Gershwin. 11 a.m., Long Branch Senior Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-431-5708.

CHEVY CHASE STORY TIME, for ages 5-10; children 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult; forest animal stories by storyteller Ellouise Schoettler. 2-2:45 p.m. Wednesday and Aug. 18, Audubon Sanctuary Shop, Woodend, 8940 Jones Mill Rd., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-951-1213.

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 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.

EATING DISORDERS SUPPORT, two group sessions, for adults with anorexia or bulimia and for families and friends. 7 p.m., Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Free. 301-977-7782.

YOUTH GRIEF SUPPORT, 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.

GAITHERSBURG STORIES AND MAGIC, for all ages, comedy, fairy tales, folklore and magic by magician Mike Rose. 7 p.m., Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-840-2515.

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, $45; Montgomery County residents, $30; registration required. 240-777-8300 or www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw.

KAY DEE PUPPETS AT POTOMAC, for all ages, performs "Snow White" and "Jack and the Beanstalk." 7:30 a.m., Potomac Community Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac. Free; registration required. 240-777-0690.

DISCIPLINE WORKSHOP, for parents of ages 1-4, learn about setting limits, giving choices, avoiding negotiation, offering encouragement and preventing problems. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Parent Encouragement Program, 10100 Connecticut Ave., Kensington. Three sessions, $76; couples, $133; discount for members; registration required. 301-929-8824 or www.ParentEncouragement.org.

Thursday 5

GARDENING PROGRAM, Therese Harris of Home Depot discusses how to identify and control garden pests. 11 a.m., Long Branch Senior Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-431-5708.

CHRONIC PAIN SUPPORT, for those suffering from chronic pain, "Dealing With Flare-Ups and Relapses," bring a mat, a pillow, and heat or ice packs, sponsored by Pain Connection. 1:30-3 p.m., Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Free. 301-309-2444 or www.pain-connection.org.

LAPAROSCOPIC-BAND WEIGHT-LOSS TALK, for those interested in learning about losing excessive weight through laparoscopic band surgery, sponsored by Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. 6:30 p.m., Advanced Surgery, 9707 Medical Center Dr., suite 200, Rockville. Free. 240-425-4595.

PARENTING WORKSHOP, for parents, learn about traditional and modern roles of a father, "Realizing Our Masculine Potential." 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 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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