Thursday 16

SILVER SPRING YOGA CLASSES, "Yoga I," 8:45-10 a.m. or 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.; "Yoga II," 7:30-8:45 p.m.; and "Gentle Yoga," 6-7:15 p.m., Thursdays, through Oct. 21, Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Each class, $60; registration required. 301-754-8800.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, provided by members of the American Red Cross. 10 a.m., Aspen Hill library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville. Free. 301-871-2094.

WHEATON GARDEN SLIDE TALK, staff gardener Diane Lewis presents a three-part series on plant species found in Maryland and those from other regions that will grow in this area. 10-11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Brookside Gardens Visitors Center adult classroom, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. $30; registration required. 301-962-1400 or www.brooksidegardens.org.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUBS, for those interested in improving English language skills in an informal setting with other people for whom English is a second language, 10 a.m., Quince Orchard library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., 240-777-0200; 10 a.m., Twinbrook community library, 202 Meadow Hall Dr., Rockville, 240-777-0240; 7 p.m. Thursday, 10:30 a.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and 7 p.m. Sept. 23, Gaithersburg library, 18830 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg, 301-840-2515. Free.

CHILDREN'S GARDEN WORKSHOP, for ages 5-8, identify leaves with Ruth Bortz. 10:30 a.m.-noon, Brookside Gardens Visitors Center children's classroom, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. $5; registration required. 301-962-1400 or www.brooksidegardens.org.

CARIBBEAN TRAVELOGUE, for seniors 55 and older, a travel video in the British Virgin Islands, Belize, St. Kitts and Aruba, produced by Atlas Media Corp. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

KENSINGTON HEALTH SCREENINGS, for adults, for blood pressure and monitoring for glucose levels by a registered nurse. 1:30-2:30 p.m., Kensington Park library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington. Free. 301-897-2211.

ROCKVILLE BOOK DISCUSSION, Carl Rowan's "Dream Makers, Dream Breakers: The World of Justice Thurgood Marshall." 6-8 p.m., Rockville library, 99 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free. 240-777-0078 or 240-777-0166.

CHEVY CHASE GUITAR MUSIC AND POETRY, sponsored by the Village of Friendship Heights; classical guitarist Michael Davis, 7 p.m.; and poets Peter Blair and Miles David Moore, 7:30 p.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; registration required. 301-656-2797.

Friday 17

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUBS, for those interested in improving English language skills in an informal setting with other people for whom English is a second language. 10 a.m. Friday, 9 a.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, and 10 a.m. Sept. 23, Quince Orchard library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd. Gaithersburg. 240-777-0200. Free.

WHEATON POTTERY WORKSHOP, make a mosaic flowerpot with buttons, beads, shells, rocks and more with artist Jane Pettit. 10 a.m.-noon, Brookside Gardens Visitors Center adult workshop, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. $65; registration required. 301-962-1400 or www.brooksidegardens.org.

ASPEN HILL BABY TIME, for age 2 and younger, rhymes, songs and other activities. 10:30 a.m., Aspen Hill library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville. Free. 301-871-2094.

SILVER SPRING STORIES, for preschoolers, fingerplays, songs and more. 10:30 a.m., Fairland library, 15713 Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Free. 301-421-5400.

CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT, by members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

Saturday 18

CHEVY CHASE BEGINNER'S BIRD WALK, for adults and older children, a guided walk less than a mile around the Woodend sanctuary to look for migrating and resident birds, wear sturdy shoes and bring binoculars; terrain not suitable for strollers. 8-9 a.m. Saturdays, Woodend bookshop entrance, Audubon Naturalist Society, 8940 Jones Mill Rd., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-652-9188.

SILVER SPRING INTERNET CLASS, learn how to use the Internet and library databases, practice in the library's computer lab. 9 a.m., Long Branch library, 8800 Garland Ave., Silver Spring. Free; reservations required. 301-565-7410.

ROCKVILLE LIBRARY TRAINING, a librarian discusses how library materials are catalogued and research in its database. 9 a.m., Rockville library, 99 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free. 301-217-3800.

SILVER SPRING COMPUTER TIPS, a librarian discusses how to get more out of the library's computer system, 9 a.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Tuesday, Fairland library, 15713 Columbia Pike, Silver Spring. Free. 301-421-5400.

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., Saturday. Free.

* Chevy Chase library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, 301-986-4313 or TTY 301-657-0830;

* Little Falls library, 5501 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda. Free. 301-320-4880 or TTY 301-320-8813; and

* White Oak library, 11701 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, 301-622-2492 or TTY 301-622-6596.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUBS, for those interested in improving English language skills in an informal setting with other people for whom English is a second language. 11 a.m., Long Branch library, 8800 Garland Ave., Silver Spring, 301-565-7410; and 3 p.m., Potomac library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac, 301-983-4475. Free.

KENSINGTON FAMILY STORIES, for children ages 2-6 accompanied by an adult, stories, rhymes and songs. 9:30 a.m., Noyes Children's Library, Carroll and Montgomery avenues, Kensington. Free. 301-929-5533.

CHEVY CHASE FUN DAY, for all ages, stories, sidewalk chalk art and crafts, performance by Milkshake, a rock duo, Montgomery County SPCA pet adoption with live pets to meet, voter registration, a traditional English dance performance by Rock Creek Morris Women. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Chevy Chase library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-986-4313.

CHEVY CHASE ART CLASSES, for adults and teenagers, registration for 12-week classes on drawing, painting and sculpture, meet teachers and attend a figure-drawing session. 10 a.m.-noon, Washington Studio School, 4505 Stanford St., second floor, Chevy Chase. 301-718-7210 or washingtonstudioschool.com.

GAITHERSBURG GARDENING, 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.-1 p.m., Quince Orchard library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.

NATURE WALK AT WOODEND, led by a naturalist. 10 a.m. the third Saturday of each month, Woodend Sanctuary of the Audubon Naturalist Society, 8940 Jones Mill Rd., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-652-9188.

GAITHERSBURG STORIES, for preschoolers. 10 a.m., Gaithersburg library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-840-2515.

BETHESDA PLANT CLINIC, Master Gardeners from the Co-operative Extension Service of the University of Maryland examine your sample plants and help solve your gardening problems. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Davis library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Free. 301-897-2200.

SILVER SPRING USED BOOK SALE, books, records, videos and cassettes. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Fairland library, 15713 Columbia Pike, Silver Spring. Free. 301-421-5400.

KENSINGTON TODDLER TALES, for age 2 accompanied by an adult, stories, fingerplays and stretching. 10:30 a.m., Kensington Park library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington. Free. 301-897-2211.

ASPEN HILL STORY READING, a librarian reads stories intended to give children a love of reading. 10:30 a.m., Aspen Hill library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville. Free. 301-871-2094.

OLNEY CORN MAZE, weather permitting, sponsored by Hospice Caring Inc. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Oct. 31, Arora Hills, Route 27, north of Brink Road and across from Potomac Valley Academy, Germantown. $5; adult-children groups, $10. 301-869-4673.

HISPANIC CULTURE FESTIVAL, music by the Mariachi Azteca Band, food tastings, crafts and more. 11 a.m., Olney library, 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Rd., Olney. Free. 301-774-5100.

CHILDREN'S STORIES, 11 a.m., Twinbrook library, 202 Meadow Hall Dr., Rockville, 301-279-1980; for preschoolers, 11:15 a.m. and for ages 5-8, noon, Quince Orchard library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg, 240-777-0200. Free.

Sunday 19

TAKOMA PARENTING LECTURE, support for families interested in attachment parenting lifestyle, "How the Way You Were Parented Affects How You Parent," sponsored by Takoma Attachment Parenting. Lecture, 4-6 p.m.; optional potluck dinner, 6-7 p.m., Heffner Recreation Center, 42 Oswego Ave. (off Ritchie Highway, between Piney Branch Road and Maple Avenue), Takoma Park. Free; registration required. 301-920-2696 or TakomaAPI@yahoogroups.com.

SIMPLE-LIVING LECTURE, Wanda Urbanska discusses keeping life simple. 8 p.m., Woodend Sanctuary of the Audubon Naturalist Society, 8940 Jones Mill Rd., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-652-9188.

Monday 20

CHILDREN'S STORIES, for ages 3-5, 10:30 a.m., Kensington Park library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington, 301-897-2211; for ages 2 and younger, 11 a.m., Long Branch library, 8800 Garland Ave., Silver Spring, 301-565-7410. Free.

NO-CARB DIET CLASS, learn about carbohydrate diets including South Beach, Atkins, grapefruit, herbs and fasting, sponsored by Holy Cross Hospital Community Outreach. 11 a.m.-noon, Town Center classroom, Riderwood Village, 3140 Gracefield Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-495-5700.

CHILDREN'S READING WORKSHOP, Reading Friends from the city of Gaithersburg's Youth Center read one-on-one with children and help them practice their reading skills. 4 p.m., Gaithersburg library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-840-2515.

FIRST AID AND ADULT CPR, learn how to respond in emergencies, handle bleeding, burns, broken bones and more. 6-10 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. $70; registration required. 301-896-3939.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUBS, for those interested in improving English language skills in an informal setting with other people for whom English is a second language. 6:30 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. Sept. 23, Twinbrook library, 202 Meadow Hall Dr., Rockville, 301-279-1980; 7:15 p.m. Monday, Olney library, 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Rd., Olney, 301-774-5100. Free.

POTOMAC PARENTING, learn how to deal with a child who is more determined, sensitive, argumentative or volatile than others, sponsored by the YMCA Bethesda Youth Services. 7 p.m., Potomac library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac. Free. 301-983-4475.

Tuesday 21

LIBRARY CHILDREN'S STORIES, free.

* For ages 18-36 months, 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., Chevy Chase library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, 301-986-4313; and 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Bethesda library, 7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda, 301-986-4300;

* For ages 24-36 months, 10:30 a.m., Little Falls library, 5501 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda, 301-320-4880.

* For ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m., Aspen Hill library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville, 301-871-2094;

* For ages 3-5, 10:30 a.m., Damascus library, 9701 Main St., Damascus, 301-253-5100;

WHEATON BOOK DISCUSSION, Geraldine Brooks's "Year of Wonders: A Novel About the Plague," how a 17th-century English town deals with the disease's epidemic. 11 a.m., Wheaton library, 11701 Georgia Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-929-5520.

BETHESDA BLOOD DRIVE, sponsored by Inova Blood Donor Services. 1:30-7 p.m., Davis library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Free. 866-256-6372.

SILVER SPRING COMPUTER TIPS, a librarian discusses how to get more out of the library's computer system, 6 p.m., Fairland library, 15713 Columbia Pike, Silver Spring. Free. 301-421-5400.

RED CROSS CLASSES, learn about adult CPR, child and infant CPR and first aid. 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Sept. 23, American Red Cross Montgomery County Office, 2020 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring. $63. 301-628-0074 or www.redcrossnca.org.

ROCKVILLE CHINESE BOOK DISCUSSION, Ehr-yueh-ho's "Emperor Yung-Cheng." 7 p.m., Rockville library, 99 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free. 301-217-3800 or 301-977-7515.

WELL AND SEPTIC WORKSHOP, Thomas Miller of University of Maryland's Cooperative Extension discusses how to manage and maintain a well and septic system. 7-9 p.m., Wildlife Achievement Chapter, 26430 Mullinix Mill Rd., Damascus. Free, registration required; workbook, $5. 301-717-0302.

MENTAL HEALTH CLASSES, for family caregivers who have an adult relative with mental illness, learn about the illness and medications, problem-solving, communication skills and crisis management. 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, for 12 weeks, Asbury Methodist Village, 201 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg. Free; registration required. 301-949-5852, Ext. 4.

POOLESVILLE HISTORY TALK, historian Anthony Cohen discusses his soon-to-open project re-creating a slave plantation at Seneca Creek State Park. 7:30 p.m., Poolesville library, 19633 Fisher Ave., Poolesville. Free. 301-972-7800.

ROCKVILLE BOOK DISCUSSION, Erik Larson's "Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America," about the architect who designed the 1893 Chicago World's Fair and a serial killer masquerading as a charming doctor. 7:30 p.m., Twinbrook library, 202 Meadow Hall Dr., Rockville. Free. 301-279-1980.

DAMASCUS BOOK DISCUSSION, Richard Russo's "Empire Falls," about people who inhabit a depressed New England town. 7:30 p.m., Damascus library, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Free. 301-253-5100.

WHEATON GARDEN LECTURE, John Gordon of Garden Reflections discusses "The Gardens of Portugal." 8 p.m., Brookside Gardens Visitors Center education building, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-649-4545.

Wednesday 22

KENSINGTON READING, for children age 2 and younger, a librarian reads stories intended to give children a love of reading. 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Noyes Children's Library, Carroll and Montgomery avenues, Kensington. Free. 301-929-5533.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUBS, for those interested in improving English language skills in an informal setting with other people for whom English is a second language. 10 a.m., Aspen Hill library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville, 301-871-2094; and 2 p.m., Bethesda library, 7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda, 301-986-4300. Free.

CHILDREN'S STORIES, for ages 3-5, 10:15 a.m., Long Branch library, 8800 Garland Ave., Silver Spring, 301-565-7410; for babies and toddlers, 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., Little Falls library, 5501 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda, 301-320-4880; for ages 3-4, 10:30 a.m., Gaithersburg library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg, 301-840-2515; and for ages 3-5, 1:30 p.m., Damascus library, 9701 Main St., Damascus, 301-253-5100. Free.

PHILIPPINE CULTURE LECTURE, Agnes Pasco Conaty discusses the history and traditions of Philippine culture. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

GAITHERSBURG COUNTY SERVICES TALK, a representative of Montgomery County government discusses lesser-known county services and answers questions. 2-4 p.m., Quince Orchard library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.

SILVER SPRING CHESS CLUB, for players of all experience levels, play with others or learn how to play the game. 3:30 p.m., Long Branch library, 8800 Garland Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-565-7410.

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

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, for Jewish women with breast cancer, led by Susan Abrams, sponsored by Jewish Social Service Agency. 7-8:30 p.m., at the agency, 6123 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Free. 301-816-2681.

BETHESDA BOOK DISCUSSION, Shirley Hazzard's "The Great Fire: A Novel," about young men and women who are forced to reinvent their lives after World War II. 7 p.m., Davis library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Free. 301-897-2200.

BETHESDA BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, for the 50th anniversary of the publication of the J.R.R. Tolkien classic "Lord of the Rings," with readings from "The Hobbit," and birthday cake, costumes welcome. 7 p.m., Little Falls library, 5501 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda. Free. 301-320-4880.

WHITE OAK BOOK DISCUSSION, Henry James's "Daisy Miller," about a newly rich American teenage girl who travels from Switzerland to Rome, shocking old-world morality with her behavior. 7:30 p.m., White Oak library, 11701 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-622-2492.

Thursday 23

INTERNET CLASS, 9 a.m., Kensington Park library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington, 301-897-2211; 9 a.m., Kensington Park library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington, 301-897-2211; and 1 p.m., Gaithersburg library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg, 301-840-2515. Free; registration required.

BETHESDA COMPUTER CLASS, for beginners. 9 a.m., Little Falls library, 5501 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda. Free. 301-320-4880.

DAMASCUS COUNTY SERVICES TALK, a representative of Montgomery County government discusses lesser-known county services and answers questions. 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays, Damascus library, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Free. 301-253-5100.

MATURE DRIVER PROGRAM, for seniors, sponsored by Montgomery County Police Department. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 23 and 24, Montgomery County Police Special Operations Division, 9125-A Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg. Free; registration required. 301-840-2771.

LIBRARY CHILDREN'S STORIES, free.

* For babies up to 12 months, 10:30 a.m., Potomac library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac, 301-983-4475;

* For toddlers, 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., Chevy Chase library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, 301-986-4313; 10:30 a.m., Germantown library, 12900 Middlebrook Rd., Germantown, 301-217-3320;

* For ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m., Silver Spring library, 8901 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, 301-565-7689;

* For ages 3-5, 10:15 a.m., Olney library, 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Rd., Olney, 301-774-5100; 10:30 a.m., Kensington Park library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington, 301-897-2211; and 1:30 p.m., Olney library, 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Rd., Olney, 301-774-5100;

* For ages 3-6, 10:30 a.m., Little Falls library, 5501 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda, 301-320-4880; 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Poolesville library, 19633 Fisher Ave., Poolesville, 301-972-7800.

FOUR CORNERS PARK HEARING, for park users, neighbors and others, testify and discuss proposed expansion of North Four Corners Local Park in Silver Spring, sponsored by Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. 7 p.m., at the commission's Parkside Headquarters, 9500 Brunett Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-495-2547 or 301-495-4600 or TTY 301-495-1331.

ROCKVILLE BOOK DISCUSSION, Jeffrey Eugenides's "Middlesex: A Novel," about a person who was born a hermaphrodite in 1960 in Detroit, 7-8:30 p.m., meet at the County Office Building Cafeteria, across from the Rockville library, 99 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free. 301-217-3800 or 240-777-0166.

GAITHERSBURG BOOK DISCUSSION, Tim O'Brien's "In the Lake of the Woods," about a man whose political career is derailed by a landslide defeat, his retreat to a small cabin on the shores of a Minnesota lake and his wife's disappearance. 7:30 p.m., Quince Orchard library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

and GERRI MARMER

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