Thursday 12

ROCKVILLE LISTENING SKILLS, Eliane Herdani discusses active listening, the appropriate body language for listening and overcoming common barriers to good listening. 10 a.m.-noon, Montgomery County Commission for Women, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. $15; nonresidents of Montgomery County, $10; registration required. 240-777-8330 or 301-279-1034 (TTY).

WHITE OAK STORY TIME, for ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult, a librarian reads flannelboard stories and leads children in song. 10:30 a.m., White Oak Library, 11701 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-622-2492.

KENSINGTON MUSIC AND STORIES, for ages 2-5, Nancy Nuttle reads to children and engages them in song. 10:30 a.m., Kensington Park Library, 4201 Knowles Ave. Free. 301-897-2211.

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 today and next Thursday, at the agency, 11B Firstfield Rd., Gaithersburg. Each session, $55. 301-816-2633.

GAITHERSBURG INTERNET BASICS, for beginners and intermediate skilled. 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-840-2515.

WHEATON PUPPET SHOW, the Stevens Puppets perform "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." 2 p.m., Wheaton Regional Library, 11701 Georgia Ave. Free. 240-777-0678.

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.

QUINCE ORCHARD BOOK DISCUSSION, for non-native readers of English, the second half of Robert Fulgham's "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten." 3-4:30 p.m., Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.

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.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUB, for those interested in improving English language skills in an informal setting with other people for whom English is a second language. Free.

* 7 p.m. today, 10 a.m. tomorrow, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and 7 p.m. next Thursday, Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg, 301-840-2515;

* 10 a.m. tomorrow, 9 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. next Thursday, Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg, 240-777-0200;

* 10 a.m. Tuesday, Rockville Library, 99 Maryland Ave., Rockville, 240-777-0140; and

* 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville, 301-871-2094.

TEEN DRIVER PLANNING, for teenage motorists, their parents and the parents of soon-to-be drivers, learn how to reduce their risk through a better understanding of the nature and reasons for car accidents involving teenagers. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Parent Encouragement Program, 10100 Connecticut Ave., Kensington. $28; couple, $53; teenagers, $14. 301-929-8824.

Friday 13

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.

GAITHERSBURG STORY TIME, for children ages 2-3 accompanied by an adult, stories, songs and rhymes. 10:15 a.m., Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free; registration required. 240-777-0200.

BURTONSVILLE STORY TIME, for children ages 2-6 accompanied by an adult, stories, songs and more. 10:30 a.m., Fairland Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. 301-421-5400.

SENIORS TEA DANCE, music by keyboard vocalist Mike Surratt, ballroom dancing and light refreshments. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. $4. 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 14

ROCKVILLE VOLKSWALK, a 5K or 10K walk through Lake Needwood, Lake Frank and Rock Creek Trail, sponsored by Seneca Valley Sugarloafers. 7-9 a.m., Rock Creek Village center, Caribou Coffee House, Route 28 and Bauer Drive, Rockville. Free. 301-460-0453 or 301-294-1191.

POTOMAC LIBRARY USED BOOK SALE, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac. Admission, free; hardbacks, $1 and paperbacks, 50 cents. 240-777-0690.

COMPUTER CLASSES, a library staff member demonstrates how to use the library's online databases and catalogues. 9 a.m., Rockville Library, 99 Maryland Ave., Rockville, 240-777-0001; and 10 a.m., Fairland Library, 15713 Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, 301-421-5400. Free.

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.

QUINCE ORCHARD GARDENING TALK, representatives from the Master Gardeners of Montgomery County answer gardening questions and diagnose the problems of plants that participants bring to the talk. 10 a.m., Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.

SILVER SPRING COMPUTER HINTS, a library staff member teaches techniques for getting more from a computer. 10 a.m., Fairland Library, 15713 Columbia Pike, Silver Spring. Free. 301-421-5400.

QUINCE ORCHARD SCIENCE, for ages 5-12, representatives from the Maryland Science Center discuss scientific phenomena that challenge logic. 11 a.m., Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.

VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVES, include demonstrations showing 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, 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.

* Aug. 21., Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg, 301-840-2515 or TTY 301-840-2641 and Poolesville Library, 19633 Fisher Ave., Poolesville, 301-972-7800 or TTY 301-972-7825; and

* Aug. 28, Silver Spring Library, 8901 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, 301-565-7689 or TTY 301-656-7505.

ROCKVILLE ALS CAREGIVER SUPPORT, for Montgomery County caregivers of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [ALS] patients, sponsored by the ALS Association. 1-3 p.m., Adventist HealthCare, Shady Grove Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9701 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Free. 301-978-9855.

EQUINE-ASSISTED PSYCHOTHERAPY, learn about the benefits of psychological therapy with horses, sponsored by Great Strides Therapeutic Riding Inc. 1:45-3 p.m., Great Strides Farm, Damascus. Free; registration required. 301-253-1166 or www.greatstrides.org.

POTOMAC ENGLISH CONVERSATION, library volunteers lead discussions designed to improve spoken English. 3 p.m., Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac. Free. 301-983-4475.

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.

Monday 16

ARTHRITIS PROGRAM, learn about motion exercises, visualization, relaxation techniques and diet, "How to Beat the Pain of Arthritis." 1-2 p.m., Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. $15. 301-896-3939.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASSES, library volunteers lead discussions designed to improve spoken English. 3 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. Aug. 19, Twinbrook Library, 202 Meadow Hall Dr., Rockville, 301-279-1980; and 7:15 p.m. Monday, Olney Library, 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Rd., Olney, 301-774-5100. Free.

HEARTSAVER CPR CLASS, 6 p.m. Monday, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville; and 6 p.m. Tuesday, Washington Adventist Hospital, 7600 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. Each class, $60; registration required. 800-542-5096.

MAKEOVERS FOR CANCER PATIENTS, for women with cancer, makeovers by cosmetology professionals. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Rd., fifth-floor activity room, Silver Spring. Free. 301-754-7158.

Tuesday 17

DAMASCUS PRESCHOOL FILMS, "Picnic," "Mouse Around" and "Frederick." 10:30 a.m., Damascus Library, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Free. 301-253-5100.

BETHESDA PRESCHOOL MOVIES, "The Mysterious Tadpole," "The Caterpillar and the Polliwog" and "The Most Wonderful Egg in the World." 10:30 a.m., Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda. Free. 240-777-0970.

"CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES" TALK, discussion of John Kennedy Toole's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "A Confederacy of Dunces," set in New Orleans. 11 a.m., Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Ave., Wheaton. 240-777-0678.

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.

ATTITUDE WORKSHOP, Eliane Herdani discusses how to adjust your attitude and overcome negativity, 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.

HARLEM RENAISSANCE BIOGRAPHY TALK, Valerie Boyd's "Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston," a biography of the Harlem Renaissance writer. 7 p.m., White Oak Library, 11701 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-622-2492.

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

DAMASCUS BOOK TALK, Barbara Ehrenreich's "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America." 7:30 p.m., Damascus Library, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Free. 301-253-5100.

DISABILITIES SUPPORT, for parents of children with disabilities, sponsored by Jewish Social Service Agency, 7:30-8:45 p.m., at the agency, 6123 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Free. 301-816-2633.

Wednesday 18

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., Audubon Shop at the Woodend sanctuary of the Audubon Naturalist Society, 8940 Jones Mill Rd., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-951-1213.

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

MIDDLE SCHOOL 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.

GAITHERSBURG AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP, for parents of children with Asperger's syndrome, autism, pervasive developmental disorder, sponsored by the Jewish Social Service Agency. 7-8:15 p.m., the agency, 6123 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Free. 301-816-2633.

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 KIDS BOOK CLUB, for grades 4-6. 7 p.m., Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free; registration required. 240-777-0200.

SILVER SPRING BOOK TALK, Carol Shields's novel "Unless." 7:30 p.m., White Oak Library, 11701 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-622-2492.

GAITHERSBURG BOOK TALK, Toni Morrison's novel "Love." 7:30 p.m., Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-840-2515.

Thursday 19

TAKOMA PARK HEALTH SCREENINGS, for homocysteine, glucose, lipid, prostate specific antigen, body fat and more. 7:30-9:30 a.m., Washington Adventist Hospital, 7600 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. Screening fee varies; advance registration required. 800-542-5096.

BLOOD-HEALTH SCREENINGS, blood pressure screenings by the Red Cross, 10-11:45 a.m., Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville, 301-871-2094; pressure screenings and blood monitoring tests for glucose by the Red Cross, 1:30 p.m., Kensington Park Library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington, 301-897-2211; pressure screenings by volunteer nurses and Montgomery General Hospital staff members, 9:30-11 a.m., Damascus Senior Center, 9701 Main St., Damascus, 301-253-1801. Free.

GAITHERSBURG PRESCHOOL FILMS, for ages 21/2-6 accompanied by an adult, "Ferdinand the Bull," "Little Red Hen" and "Three Little Pigs." 10:15 a.m., Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.

KENSINGTON PRESCHOOL FILMS, "Strega Nona," "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," "The Three Little Pigs" and "Picture for Harold's Room." 10:30 a.m., Kensington Park Library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington. Free. 301-897-2211.

BETTER BREATHERS CLUB, for those who suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary, asthma, emphysema, lung cancer or other respiratory problems, a support group sponsored by Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. 11 a.m., Montgomery Therapy, 15200 Shady Grove Rd., Suite 204, Rockville. Free. 301-417-2652.

MEMORY LOSS PROGRAM, Damien Doyle of Suburban Hospital discusses "How Can I Remember?" 2 p.m., Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. Free. 301-896-3939.

BETHESDA SUMMER READING PROGRAM, Kay Taub's "Incredible Insects," bring pet insects with you. 2 p.m., Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda. Free. 240-777-0970.

SCIENCE AND SPORTS PROGRAM, for ages 6 and older, representatives from the Maryland Science Center discuss how science assists in sports. 2 p.m., Poolesville Library, 19633 Fisher Ave., Poolesville. Free. 301-972-7800.

HEART DISEASE SUPPORT, for heart disease survivors and their spouses. 7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month, Adventist

Cardiac Rehab Center, 9715 Medical Center Dr., suite 130, Rockville. Free.

800-542-5096.

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.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

and GERRI MARMER

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