Thursday 26

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, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday, Quince Orchard library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg, 240-777-0200;

* 7 p.m. today, 10:30 a.m. Friday 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, 6:30 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. next Thursday, 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.

EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC EXPERIENCE, a demonstration by 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.

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.

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.

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.

ROCKVILLE BOOK TALK, Mark Twain's "Letters From the Earth." 7-8:30 p.m., cafeteria across from 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.

Friday 27

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.

RESUME WRITING WORKSHOP, social worker Nancie Kenney discusses writing an effective resume, sponsored by the Montgomery County Commission for Women. 10 a.m.-noon, Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. $15; Montgomery County residents, $10; registration required. 240-777-8300.

ANGER WORKSHOP, social worker Janet Akman discusses dealing with angry people, event sponsored by the Montgomery County Commission for Women. 10 a.m.-noon, Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. $15; Montgomery County residents, $10; registration required. 240-777-8300.

SOUTH AMERICAN TRAVELOGUE, for seniors 55 and older, Daniel Brooking discusses his trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina and Rio de Janeiro. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 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 28

ROCKVILLE DATABASE CLASS, a hands-on introduction to the library's catalog and online databases. 9 a.m., Rockville library, 99 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free. 240-777-0001 or 240-777-0140.

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

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.

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.

CHRONIC PAIN TALK, for people with chronic pain, massage therapist, Lee Anne Blank discusses and demonstrates massage techniques, bring a pillow, a mat, ice or hot packs, 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.

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., Silver Spring library, 8901 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 240-777-8532, 301-565-7689 or TTY 301-656-7505.

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 30

LINE DANCING CLASS, taught by Geraldine Doswell and Olga Fairfax. 10 a.m.-noon, Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.

POOLESVILLE BOOK TALK, Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe mystery "The Doorbell Rang." 7:30 p.m., Poolesville library, 19633 Fisher Ave., Poolesville. Free. 301-972-7800.

Tuesday 31

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT PLAY, Montgomery County Seniors Theatre presents actress Linda Kenyon in "A Life of My Own: Meeting Eleanor Roosevelt." 11 a.m., Long Branch Senior Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-431-5708.

SPINAL PAIN LECTURE, neurosurgeon Gregory Rubino discusses spinal stenosis and treatments including medications, surgical options and exercise. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. $1. 301-468-4448.

Wednesday 1

PILATES COURSE REGISTRATION, registration opens Wednesday for pilates course starting Oct. 1, strengthen and tone muscles, improve posture, flexibility and balance. Classes, 9-9:50 a.m. Fridays, Oct. 1-Nov. 12, Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Seven sessions, $24. 301-468-4448.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, by volunteer nurses. 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday and 9:30-11 a.m. Sept. 16, Damascus Senior Center, 9701 Main St., Damascus, 301-253-1801; and 10 a.m.-noon the first and third Wednesdays of each month and the second and fourth Mondays of each month, Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Dr., Rockville, 240-314-8800. Free.

OLNEY PRESCHOOL PROGRAM, for adults with children age 4 and younger, music, rhythm and rhymes presented by Nancy Nuttle. 10:15 a.m., Olney library, 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Rd., Olney. Free; registration required. 301-570-1232.

ARTHRITIS EXERCISE, a low-impact exercise program for people with arthritis, "People With Arthritis Can Exercise." 11 a.m.-noon, Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Seven sessions, $24. 301-468-4448.

ROCKVILLE BOOK TALK, bring a book for discussion. Noon-1 p.m., County Council office building cafeteria, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free. 240-777-0140.

QUILTING WORKSHOP, quilter Cathy Butler presents "Quilting for Life and Love." 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

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.

YOUTH GRIEF SUPPORT, for students in grades 9-12 who have experienced the loss of a loved one. 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Cottage of Hospice Caring, 502 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. Free; registration required. 301-990-8904.

SILVER SPRING BOOK TALK, Michael Datcher's "Raising Fences: A Black Man's Love Story," sponsored by Silver Spring African American Book Group. 7 p.m., Silver Spring Library, 8901 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-565-7689.

Thursday 2

GAITHERSBURG STORY TIME, for children ages 3-6 accompanied by an adult, stories, rhymes and songs. 10:15 a.m., Quince Orchard library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.

POTOMAC STORY TIME, for children ages 2-3 accompanied by an adult, "Fun With Eric Carle." 10:30 a.m., Potomac library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac. Free; registration required. 240-777-0690.

SILVER SPRING PRESCHOOL PROGRAM, for children ages 1-4 accompanied by an adult, Nancy Nuttle presents "Music Together Montgomery." 10:30 a.m., Silver Spring library, 8901 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-565-7689.

TAI CHI CLASS, an exercise to improve relaxation, balance, circulation, flexibility and breathing, taught by Fred Nee and A.M. Carey. 10:50-11:50 a.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.

"HUCKLEBERRY FINN" FILM, the 1975 movie starring Ron Howard, based on Mark Twain's novel "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." 12:45 p.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.

COMEDY HOUR, by Ed Heyman and members of Leisure World Comedy Club. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

CHRONIC PAIN SUPPORT, for those suffering from chronic pain, "Learning to Honor Yourself," bring a pillow, a mat, ice or hot 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.

GAITHERSBURG BOOK TALK, April Reynolds's novel "Knee-Deep in Wonder." 7 p.m. Quince Orchard library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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