"OUT TO LUNCH WEDNESDAYS" -- 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday. Jazz with Unstrung. Rockville Town Center, East Montgomery Avenue, Rockville. Free. 240-314-5000.

MUSIC TIMELINE -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. A performance by the Rockin' Side that celebrates the work of rock 'n' roll artist Nils Lofgren (who will also perform), part of the Strathmore Hall and Washington Area Music Association concert series. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Free. For reservations, call 301-530-0540.


"VITREOUS ENAMEL" -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Work by members of the National Enamelist Guild. Rockville Arts Place, 9300 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-869-8623.

SPECTRUM CENTER -- 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. "New Limited Edition Prints" by Sara Steele. Spectrum Center for Natural Medicine, 8830 Cameron St., Suite 501, Silver Spring. Free. 301-565-2700.

"1944" -- 2-7 p.m. Wednesdays, 10-4 p.m. Saturdays and by appointment. An exhibition that showcases how Montgomery County residents lived in 1944. The History Resource Center at the Waters House, 12535 Milestone Manor Lane, Germantown. Free. 301-515-2887 or

CITY HALL GALLERY -- Call for viewing hours. Oil paintings with an Asian influence by Christopher Nelson. City Hall Gallery, second floor, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6310.

GLENVIEW MANSION -- 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. "Works by 17 Artists," a fiber exhibition juried by Sue Pierce; "Ribbons of Wood," sculpture by Len Harris; and "Journeys," polymer clay by Carol S. Zilliacus. Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. Free. 240-314-8660.

FINE ARTS -- 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and by appointment. More than 150 works in all media, including drawing, paintings and sculpture in the annual student art show. Pavilion of Fine Arts, Montgomery College, 7600 Takoma Ave., Takoma Park. Free. 301-650-1368.

CIVIL WAR EXHIBIT -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Immersion exhibition illustrating the medical story of the Civil War. National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. $6.50; $6, seniors; $4.50, ages 10-16; free, 9 and younger. 301-695-1864.


THE PUPPET CO. -- 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, through Sept. 5. "Dreamosaurus" is a musical that begins in the bedroom of Nelson, a little boy who is afraid to go to sleep. The Dream Weavers troupe and baby dinosaurs sing songs that help Nelson conquer his fears and sleep well. Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $7. 301-320-6668.

Theater and Dance

NIGHT DANCING -- Dance under the stars to live music from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays this month at the Bethesda Metro Center. Tomorrow, Mardi Gras funk and Latin music with Junkyard Saints. Old Georgetown Road and Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda. Free. 301-652-4988.

OUTDOOR FILM FESTIVAL -- Hollywood classics will be shown through Sunday on a 52-foot screen on the grounds of Strathmore Hall Arts Center. The festival benefits National Institutes of Health children's charities. 8:30 p.m. today, "Seabiscuit"; tomorrow, "Chicago"; Saturday, "Back to the Future"; Sunday, "The Wizard of Oz."10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Free. 301-816-6958 or


CLIMBING EVENTS -- 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. Participants can scale a 20-foot wall, trying different routes. Instructors are available. Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. $10 per climber. 240-314-8643.

ROCKVILLE SKATE PARK -- Noon-8 p.m. daily. A 10,300-square-foot area for inline skaters, skateboarders and freestyle bikers. Welsh Park, Martins Lane and Mannakee Street, Rockville. Call for prices. 240-314-8625.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY AGRICULTURAL FAIR -- 8 a.m.-midnight today through Saturday. Maryland's largest county fair offers entertainment, carnival rides, livestock shows and exhibits. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg. 301-926-3100 or

Plan Ahead

TAKOMA PARK FOLK FESTIVAL -- 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sept. 12. Enjoy music and dance from around the world on seven stages. Some performances are designed for audience participation. Free. Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Pkwy. 301-589-3817.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONTGOMERY COUNTY! -- Noon-4:30 p.m. Sept. 12. Celebrate Montgomery County's 228th birthday with history and fun for all ages at a free community event featuring crafts, talks, living history, exhibits, activities and more. Beall-Dawson House, 103 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville. 301-762-1492 or

SPIRIT OF ROCKVILLE/TASTE OF ROCKVILLE -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 18. Celebrate Rockville with music, dancers, children's activities and a farmers market. Sample food from various restaurants. Rockville Town Center, Middle Lane and Maryland Avenue. 240-314-5022.

OLDE TOWNE GAITHERSBURG DAY -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 19. Entertainment on six stages, children's activities, food and select offerings from artists, craftspeople and local merchants. East Diamond and Summit avenues. 301-258-6350, or

-- Compiled by MARK JONES

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