MUSIC IN THE MANSION -- 7:30 p.m. today. The New Zealand String Quartet performs works by Beethoven, Gyorgy 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

FRIDAY MORNING MUSIC CLUB -- 11 a.m. today. A performance featuring "Thomas Oboe Lee: Waltzes, Op. 101." Amy Thomas, flute and alto flute, James Pinkerton, harp, and Han-yin Chen, piano, and others. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Free. 202-333-2075.

CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES -- 4 p.m. Sunday. The Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences Chamber Music Series presents the Prazak String Quartet performing the works of Haydn, Dvorak and Leos Janacek. Landon School Mondzac Performing Arts Center, 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda. $25; $10, students. 301-496-7976.

BLACKROCK CENTER -- 8 p.m. Saturday. A performance featuring the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players. 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. $25 in advance; $30. 301-528-2260.

MUSICAL TRADITIONS -- 8 p.m. Monday. The Institute of Musical Traditions presents guitarist Beppe Gambetta at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring, 10309 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. $12, in advance; $15. 301-754-3611 or

CORAL CONTIGAS -- 5 p.m. Sunday. The chorus presents "Sing for Joy," an interactive program of music and dance from Latin America. The Theater at Montgomery County, 4010 Randolph Rd., Silver Spring. $5, in advance; $6. 301-424-8296 or

CONSERVATORY MUSIC -- 5 p.m. Sunday. Faculty members from the Washington Conservatory of Music present a chamber music concert featuring the works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Max Bruch and Robert Schumann. Briggs Church, 5144 Mass. Ave., Bethesda. Free. 301-320-2770.

VICTORIAN LYRIC OPERA COMPANY -- 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. The company presents Sigmund Romberg's "The Desert Song." F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. $15, $12, students and seniors. 240-314-8600.

"MUSIC TIMELINE" -- 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. A performance by Dave Elliott, Dave Chappell, Billy Hancock and Joe Stanley that celebrates the rockabilly singer Danny Gatton. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $10. For reservations, call 301-530-0540 or visit


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 and 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 and 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.

KING DAIRY BARN MOOSEUM -- Noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. An exhibition featuring the James and Macie King Farmhouse model, a collection of dairy photographs by Quince Orchard High School students. The History Center at the Waters House, 12535 Milestone Manor Lane, Germantown. Free. 301-229-4385.

For Children

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 CO. -- 10 and 11:30 a.m. tomorrow, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. "Galapagos George," about a giant tortoise that is believed to be extinct but is discovered in the Galapagos Islands. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $7; group rates available. 301-320-6668.

IMAGINATION STAGE -- 3:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. "Bunnicula," a musical comedy featuring a mysterious rabbit that changes things at night, upsetting the good life of Chester the cat and Harold the dog. 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Recommended for ages 4 and older. Call for prices. 301-280-1660.

Theater and Dance

DOUBLE DANCE -- 3 p.m. Sunday. Robin Schaffer calls to Marc Glickman on piano and Alexander Mitchell on fiddle. Bumper Car Pavillion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $5, per person, $18, maximum per family. 301-589-7539 or


FUNTASTIC FRIDAYS -- 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. tomorrow. Comedian and photographer Flash Rosenberg. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. $20 in advance; $22, 301-528-2260.

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. Arora Hills, Route 27 and Skylark Road, Clarksburg. $10, families; $5, individuals. 240-686-0206 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 in-line skaters, skateboarders and freestyle bikers. Welsh Park, Martins Lane and Mannakee Street, Rockville. Call for prices. 240-314-8625.

Plan Ahead

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.

EBONY FASHION FAIR -- 8 p.m. Oct. 18. The Alpha Wives Club of Montgomery County presents its 47th annual Ebony Fashion Fair. Indian Spring Country Club, 13501 Layhill Rd., Silver Spring. $30; $15, 17 and younger. 301-460-1050 or 301-417-0296.

VETERANS DAY -- 11 a.m. Nov. 11. A wreath-laying ceremony by local American Legion posts, Fleet Reserve Association, Disabled American Veterans and the Rockville Elks Lodge honors those who served the nation in the military. Veterans Park, Veirs Mill Road and Route 355, Rockville. 240-314-5022.

THANKSGIVING PARADE -- 10 a.m. Nov. 20. Annual Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade. Georgia Avenue and Sligo Street to Fenton and Ellsworth streets. Free. 301-565-7300.

MARATHON IN THE PARK -- 7 a.m. Nov. 14. The fifth annual event showcases one of the most extensive park systems in the country. Bethesda. For registration and more information, call 301-767-0002.

-- Compiled by MARK JONES

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