MUSIC IN THE MANSION -- 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The New Zealand String Quartet performs works by Beethoven, Ligeti, Schubert and New Zealand composer Jack Body. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $26; $23, seniors; $15, students. 301-581-5100 or

BAROQUE CONCERT -- Noon Saturday. A baroque chamber orchestra concert by the Landon Symphonette Chamber Ensemble. Friendship Heights Village Community Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-656-2797.

CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT -- 3 p.m. Sunday. A performance by the Woodbridge Flute Choir, Sonoran Winds Woodwind Quintet and flutist Sarah Andrew Wilson. Free. St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church, 9701 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. Free. 301-530-1550.

MUSIC TIMELINE -- 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. A performance by blues singer Janine Wilson to celebrate the 1987 founding of the D.C. Blues Society. 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 visit

"OUT TO LUNCH WEDNESDAYS" -- 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday. Oldies with Rock-N-Roll Review. 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.

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 Constance Bergfors, Prescott Moore Lassman and Neena Birch. Rockville Arts Place, 9300 Gaither Rd., Rockville. Free. 301-869-8623 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 Community 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 works 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 many media, including drawing, paintings and sculpture, in the annual student 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

For Children

MUSIC -- 10 a.m. and noon Saturday. The Justin Roberts Family Show. Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. $8, Gaithersburg residents; $10, non-residents. 301-258-6394.


CONFEDERATE HISTORY -- 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Col. William Norris Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans presents a discussion on the history of Harpers Ferry by John Powell, a ranger at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Damascus Library, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Free. 301-253-5100.

Theater and Dance

ADVENTURE THEATRE -- 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. "Cinderella, or a Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Ball" is a musical comedy by local playwright Marilyn Shockey that retells the fairy tale. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $7; group rates available. Recommended for ages 4 and older. 301-320-5331.

THE PUPPET COMPANY -- 10 and 11:30 a.m. Fridays, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. "Galapagos George," about a giant tortoise that is believed to be extinct but is discovered in the Galapagos. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $7; group rates available. 301-320-6668.


ANTIQUE AND COLLECTIBLE SHOW -- 10 am.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. More than 200 dealers in indoor and outdoor booths will offer antiques and collectibles including porcelain items, furniture, silver, books, rugs and paintings. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg. $5; free, ages 12 and younger. 301-216-0876.

HARVEST FESTIVAL -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission presents its annual harvest festival featuring activities that provide a glimpse of 1850s farm life. Agricultural History Farm Park, 18400 Muncaster Rd., Derwood. Free. 301-495-2464.

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. 301-869-4673 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

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.

VICTORIAN LYRIC OPERA COMPANY -- 8 p.m. Oct. 8, 2 p.m. Oct. 10. The company presents Sigmund Romberg's "The Desert Song." F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. $15, $12, students and seniors. 240-314-8690.

KENTLANDS OKTOBERFEST -- Noon-4 p.m. Oct. 10. German music, arts and crafts, and 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 -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 16, 11 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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