MUSIC IN THE MANSION -- 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Violinist Michael Appleman and pianist Alexander Paley perform "The Appleman," commissioned in part by Strathmore. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $26; $23, seniors; $15, students. 301-581-5100 or

BUCK CREEK JAZZ BAND -- 7-10 p.m. Sunday. The "Fall Ball" concert features traditional jazz. Knights of Columbus Rosensteel Hall, 9707 Rosensteel Ave., Silver Spring. $20. 301-340-7399.

ROCKVILLE CONCERT BAND -- 3 p.m. Sunday. The David Pedersen memorial concert, featuring classical music by Holst, Schuman, Grainger and others conducted by Vince Patterson. F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. Free. 240-314-8681.

ROCK CREEK CHAMBER PLAYERS -- 4 p.m. Sunday. A classical music concert featuring Boccherini's Sonata in C Major for Two Cellos, Grandjany's Aria in Classic Style for Harp and Strings, and Beethoven's "Serioso" string quartet. Christ Lutheran Church, 8011 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. Free. 202-337-8710.

"OUT TO LUNCH WEDNESDAYS" -- 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday. Native American music with Jeff Ball. Rockville Town Center, East Montgomery Avenue, Rockville. Free. 240-314-5000.


SPECTRUM CENTER -- 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. today-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

ROCKVILLE ARTS PLACE -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. "A Sense of Place" features urban and natural landscapes and photography by artists Constance Bergfors, Prescott Moore Lassman and Neena Birch. Rockville Arts Place, 9300 Gaither Rd., Rockville. Free. 301-869-9173 or

KENTLANDS MANSION -- Viewing by appointment. Watercolor paintings by the Washington Metropolitan Artists Society. Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6394.

CITY HALL GALLERY -- Call for viewing hours. "Capture the Light" features pastels by Ron Cannon. City Hall Gallery, second floor, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6310.

STRATHMORE GALLERIES -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Paintings and silk-screen prints by A. Brockie Stevenson and Lou Stovall in Strathmore's first-floor galleries and an exhibition by the Washington Water Color Association in the Invitation Gallery. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Free. 301-530-0540.

"PAST AND PRESENT" -- 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Paintings by Linda Kervan and Carol Vorosmarti. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-656-2797.

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.

INTEGRATION REVISITED -- Noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. "Brown v. Board of Education: Integration in Montgomery County," an exhibition that explores the Montgomery County public schools on the eve of integration and what followed. Beall-Dawson House, 103 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville. Free. 301-762-1492 or

Theater and Dance

"VENUS" -- Today-Sunday. A play by Suzan-Lori Parks that focuses on a 19th-century South African woman who becomes a circus freak in England. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. Call for times and prices. 301-924-3400 or

SINGLES DANCE -- 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Saturday. Sheraton Four Points Hotel, 8400 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. $15. 301-498-3269.

"DANCE POTPOURRI" -- 3:30-6 p.m. Sunday. "Dance Potpourri" features waltz dancing. Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $7. 301-320-8255.


MUSIC TIMELINE -- 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. A lecture by Mark Jenkins that celebrates the music of Fugazi, part of the Strathmore Hall and Washington Area Music Association concert series. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $10. For reservations, call 301-530-0540 or


CORN MAZE -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 31. Visitors find their way through a house-shaped corn maze by solving a puzzle. Proceeds benefit Hospice Caring Inc. Arora Hills, Route 27 north of Brink Road, Clarksburg. $10, families; $5, individuals. 301-469-4673 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.

Plan Ahead

TASTE OF BETHESDA -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 2. Events include live entertainment on four stages, samples from 50 area restaurants and children's activities. Norfolk and Woodmont avenues, Bethesda. 301-215-6660 or

GERMANTOWN OKTOBERFEST -- 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 2. German and American food, live entertainment and fireworks. Enjoy activities and entertainment for all ages, arts and crafts vendors, food and scarecrow-making. Ridge Road Park, 21155 Frederick Rd., Germantown. Free. 240-777-8003 or

POTOMAC COUNTRY HOUSE TOUR -- Noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Sponsored by St. Francis Episcopal Church, the 49th annual event features tours of four homes, including a Mediterranean villa, a contemporary English country house, a home built in the mid-1700s that has black walnut trees and a home that features decorations from the South. There also will be a silent auction, the Boutiques of St. Francis, the Cottage Shop and the St. Francis Cafe at the church. $20 in advance, three tickets for $50. Proceeds benefit local and regional charities. St. Francis Episcopal Church, 10033 River Rd., Potomac. For more information, call 301-299-5426.

MAGICAL MONTGOMERY CULTURAL FESTIVAL -- Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 9. A showcase of Montgomery County's arts, humanities and cultural organizations through music, arts, crafts, demonstrations, dance and theatrical performances. Fenton and Ellsworth streets, Silver Spring. Free. 301-215-7227.

KENTLANDS OKTOBERFEST -- Noon-4 p.m. Oct. 10. German music, arts and crafts, and German food. Kentlands Village Green, 320 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350.

FAMILY TOON DAY -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 10. The 13th annual family festival features live music, costumed cartoon characters, art activities, rides and games. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-530-0540.

ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC CAR SHOW -- 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 16. More than 400 antique and classic automobiles will be on display. Registration and fee required for show cars. Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 240-314-5022.

BETHESDA ROW ARTS FESTIVAL -- 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 17. More than 180 artists and artisans will display their creations. One block west of Wisconsin Avenue in the area formed by Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda Avenue and Elm Street, Bethesda. Free. 301-816-6958.

-- Compiled by MARK JONES

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