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.

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.

* 10 a.m. today and tomorrow, 9 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Quince Orchard library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg, 240-777-0200;

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

* 3 p.m. Saturday, Potomac library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac, 240-777-0690;

* 10 a.m. today and 6:30 p.m. Monday, Twinbrook library, 202 Meadow Hall Dr., Rockville, 240-777-0240;

* 7:15 p.m. Monday, Olney library, 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Rd., Olney, 301-570-1232;

* 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.

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.

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, 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. Thursdays, Gaithersburg library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-840-2515.

MUSIC BY DEENA JAVOR, summer songs performed by singer and pianist Deena Javor. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. $1. 301-468-4448.

MEMORY LOSS PROGRAM, Damien Doyle of Suburban Hospital discusses "How Can I Remember?" 2 p.m., Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Wasserman Conservatory, 6121 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Free. 301-896-3939.

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.

BETHESDA LIBRARY INSECTS PROGRAM, Kay Taub discusses "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.

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.

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.

CHEVY CHASE GUITAR MUSIC AND POETRY, sponsored by the Village of Friendship Heights. Classical guitarist Michael Davis, 7 p.m., and poets Rick Cannon and Sean Enright, 7:30 p.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; registration required. 301-656-2797.

Friday 20

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.

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

TOMATO LECTURE, discussion of hybrid tomatoes by Cindy Brown of Green Spring Gardens and cooking demonstration. 1-2:30 p.m., Brookside Gardens Visitors Center adult workshop, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. $11; registration required. 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.

Saturday 21

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.

ROCKVILLE LUPUS SUPPORT GROUP, for people with lupus, sponsored by Lupus Foundation. 10 a.m., Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Free. 703-684-2925.

FAIRLAND LIBRARY BOOK SALE, books, records, videos and cassettes, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Fairland library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Admission, free. 301-421-5400.

FAIRLAND ONLINE DATABASE CLASS, a hands-on introduction to the library's online databases. 10 a.m., Fairland Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Free. 301-421-5400.

GAITHERSBURG GARDENING CLINIC, master gardeners of Montgomery County answer questions and diagnose plant problems. 10 a.m.-1 p.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 and locations. Free. 240-777-8532.

* Saturday, 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 NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, support group for drug abusers. 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Free. 800-543-4670.

Sunday 22

BOOK TALK AND FELLOWSHIP, for singles ages 45 and older, discussion of Dan Brown's novel "The Da Vinci Code." 10 a.m.-noon, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Free. 301-230-5826.

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

Monday 23

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE HEARING, for people interested in the Family Investment Program, which provides assistance and benefits to low-income families with children; the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services is holding a hearing on a proposal to continue provisions that permit child benefits to be paid directly to families. 10-11:30 a.m., Department of Health and Human Services, 1301 Piccard Dr., Rockville. Free. 240-777-4087.

Tuesday 24

RAINBOW DIET LECTURE, learn about health benefits of eating a variety of whole grains, fruits and vegetables, which helps reduce the risk of heart disease. 10:30 a.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.

DAMASCUS PRESCHOOL FILMS, "Practical Princess," "Harold's Fairy Tale" and "Harold and the Purple Crayon." 10:30 a.m., Damascus library, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Free. 301-253-5100.

TAKOMA PARK KNITTING GROUP, for 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.

SILVER SPRING WORKERS' RIGHT FILM, Paul Wagner and Jack Santino's "Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggle" (1983), a 58-minute documentary about the first black trade union, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, plus a discussion, sponsored by the Silver Spring African American Film Circle. 7 p.m., Silver Spring Library, 8901 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Free; registration required. 301-565-7689.

CHILDBIRTH REFRESHER CLASS, for parents who have taken childbirth classes within the past three years. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through Sept. 7, Holy Cross Resource Institute, 9805 Dameron Dr., Silver Spring. Couples, $60; registration required. 301-754-8800.

Wednesday 25

TWINBROOK PRESCHOOL FILMS, for children ages 2-6, accompanied by an adult, "A Boy, a Dog and a Frog," "Foolish Frog" and "Frog on His Own." 10:30 a.m., Twinbrook Library, 202 Meadow Hall Dr., Rockville. Free. 240-777-0240.

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.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT, for breast cancer survivors. 6:30-8 p.m., Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Rd., fifth-floor activity room, Silver Spring. Free. 301-754-7158.

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.

YOUTH BOOK NIGHT, for middle school and high school students, discussion of books read for summer reading, music and chocolate tasting. 7 p.m., Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-986-4313.

HOMEWORK HELPING WORKSHOP, for parents of students, a staff member of YMCA Bethesda Youth Services discusses developing study habits, struggles over homework and how much a parent should help with homework, "Clarifying the Role of Parents in Supporting School Success." 7 p.m., Silver Spring Library, 8901 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-565-7689.

Thursday 26

LITTLE FALLS PRESCHOOL FILMS, "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," "Joey Runs Away" and "Blueberries for Sal." 10:30 a.m., 5501 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda. Free. 301-320-4880.

EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC, a demonstration by the Levine School of Music, for ages 2-31/2, 10:30 a.m., for ages 31/2-4, 11 a.m., Kensington Park library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington. Free; registration required. 301-897-2211.

FRANK PLUMER CONCERT, singer and pianist Plumer performs music by Gershwin, Berlin and Rodgers. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. $1. 301-468-4448.

ROCKVILLE BOOK TALK, Mark Twain's "Letters From the Earth." 7-8:30 p.m., cafeteria across the street from the Rockville library, 99 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free; registration required. 240-777-0140.

QUINCE ORCHARD BOOK TALK, Mark Haddon's "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time." 7:30 p.m., Quince Orchard library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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