ROCKVILLE CONCERT BAND -- 3 p.m. Sunday. Band concert with Vince Patterson conducting and Len Morse guest conducting. F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. Free. 240-314-8681.

RUSSIAN ROMANCES AND WALTZES -- 3 p.m. Sunday. The Washington Balalaika Society presents "Russian Romances and Waltzes," featuring folk and semiclassical music from Russia and Eastern Europe. Jewish Community Center, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. $20; $18, seniors and students; $15, groups of 10 or more. 703-644-9151 or

MUSICAL TRADITIONS -- 8 p.m. Monday. The Institute of Musical Traditions presents folk artist Jennifer Cutting and her Ocean Orchestra. Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring, 10309 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 301-754-3611 or

MUSIC TIMELINE -- 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. A performance by vocalists Amikaeyla Gaston and Verlette Simon that celebrates the music of Sweet Honey in the Rock. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $10. For reservations, call 301-530-0540 or visit


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 EXHIBIT -- Noon-4 p.m. today-Saturday. An exhibition featuring a model of the James and Macie King Farmhouse and 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


CONVERSATION -- 2-3:30 p.m. Monday. Montgomery College's lecture series "Conversations With Remarkable People" features J. Philip Wogaman, former senior minister at Foundry United Methodist Church in the District and pastor for former president Bill Clinton. Wogaman will discuss his experience as one of Clinton's spiritual advisers. South Campus Instructional Building, Room 17, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. Call for prices. 301-279-5188.

BOOK TALK -- 8 p.m. Wednesday. Author Merrill Goozner discusses his book, "The $800 Million Pill: The Truth Behind the Cost of New Drugs." Silver Spring Library, 8901 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-565-7689.

Theater and Dance

SILVER SPRING STAGE -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. "Ravenscroft," a mystery set in an English country estate, where a chauffeur's unexpected death leads a local detective on a search for the truth. Woodmoor Shopping Center, 10145 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Call for prices. 301-593-6036 or

COLLEGE PERFORMING ARTS SERIES -- "Pippin," about a young prince, the son of the 8th-century king Charlemagne, searching for his true calling in life. Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. $10; $8, seniors and students. 301-279-5301 or

OLNEY THEATRE CENTER -- "Blithe Spirit," Noel Coward's comedy about a man's attempt to write a book about the paranormal and the chaos that ensues when he conjures up his first wife during a seance. Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. Call for times and prices. 301-924-3400 or

ROUND HOUSE THEATRE SILVER SPRING -- "Tabletop," a comedy about advertising executives who try to create the perfect smoothie commercial. 8641 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Call for times and prices. 240-644-1100 or


FALL FESTIVAL -- 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday. The fourth annual community fall festival for youngsters. North Chevy Chase Christian Church, 8844 Kensington Pkwy., Chevy Chase. 301-654-3631.

FLEA MARKET -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. tomorrow, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. The Woman's Club of Bethesda presents its flea market and bake sale. 5500 Sonoma Rd., Bethesda. Free. 301-530-9854.

"RISING TO NEW HEIGHTS" -- 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. The National Council of Negro Women presents its 35th anniversary brunch, "Rising to New Heights." Gwendolyn Elizabeth Boyd, immediate past president of Delta Sigma Theta sorority, is the keynote speaker. Doubletree Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville. 301-770-3638.

EBONY FASHION FAIR -- 8 p.m. Monday. 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.

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

BLACKROCK CENTER -- 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21. A folk and blues performance featuring Catfish Hodge. 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. $18 in advance, $23 at the door. 301-528-2260.

MUSIC IN THE MANSION -- 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22. Andrew Willis presents the works of Chopin and Schubert using Strathmore's 150-year-old Broadwood piano. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $26; $23, seniors; $15, students. 301-581-5100 or

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 in the military. Veterans Park, Veirs Mill Road and Route 355, Rockville. 240-314-5022.

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.

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

-- Compiled by MARK JONES

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