Happenings

And Haunts

HALLOWEEN SINGLES DANCE -- 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Saturday. A singles dance sponsored by the Catholic Alumni Club of Washington. Costumes can be worn. Knights of Columbus Hall, 9707 Rosensteel Ave., Silver Spring. $15. Ages 21 and older. 301-498-3269.

HALLOWEEN CONCERT -- 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The Montgomery Village Community Band performs a Halloween concert for the whole family. Costumes can be worn. Lake Marion Community Center, 8821 E. Village Ave., Montgomery Village. Free. 301-948-0110.

Concerts

MUSIC IN THE MANSION -- 7:30 p.m. today. Pianist Amy Lin performs the works of Debussy, Schubert and contemporary Chinese composers Chou Wen-Chung and Zhou Long. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $26; $23, seniors; $15, students. 301-581-5100 or www.strathmore.org.

CHINESE TENOR -- 7 p.m. Saturday. Jingma Fan performs a classical music concert. Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. Free. 301-587-0144.

EVE GOLDBERG -- 8 p.m. Saturday. Eve Goldberg performs North American folk, blues, country and jazz in a concert sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington. 7208 Maple Ave., Takoma Park. $10 FSGW members; $12, general admission. 301-587-2286.

MUSICAL TRADITIONS -- 8 p.m. Monday. The Institute of Musical Traditions presents a blues and rock performance by Rachel Cross and Melanie Mason. Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring, 10309 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 301-754-3611 or www.imtfolk.org.

MUSIC TIMELINE -- 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. A performance by Lisa Moscatiello and Jennifer Camp that celebrates the music of folk singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $10. For reservations, call 301-530-0540 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Exhibitions

CIVIL WAR EXHIBIT -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. 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.

CIVIL WAR MEDICINE -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Begins Saturday and runs through Dec. 23. Works by Jeff Fioravanti that showcase historical landscapes from the Civil War battlefields of Gettysburg, Sharpsburg and Manassas. 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.

FIBER ARTISTS -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Begins Tuesday and runs through Nov. 19. "Fiberology" features embroidered works by artists Cyndy Barbone, Frank Connet, Jan Hopkins, Fuyuko Matsubara, Charlene Nemec-Kessel and Polly Stirling. Paul Peck Art Building, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. Free. 301-279-5115.

CREATIVE PARTNERS GALLERY -- Noon-6 p.m. today-Saturday. "Recent Paintings and Drawings" features abstract oil paintings and drawings by Eunhee Park Dickerson. Creative Partners Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy., Bethesda. Free. 301-493-8989.

GOLDMAN ART GALLERY -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday-Friday, through Nov. 14. "Jewish Fathers: A Legacy of Love" features a collection of stories and photographs about the lives of 58 contemporary American Jewish fathers. Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Free. 301-348-3773.

ROCKVILLE ARTS PLACE -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, through Nov. 13. "Material Matters" features sculptures made from organic materials by Mahasti Mudd and Marcia Wolfson Ray. Rockville Arts Place, 9300 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-869-8623 or www.rockvilleartsplace.org.

KENTLANDS MANSION -- Viewing by appointment, through Nov. 8. Watercolor paintings by the Washington Metropolitan Artists Society. Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6425.

CITY HALL GALLERY -- Call for viewing hours, through Dec. 12. "Horizons Fences and Fogs" features abstract paintings by Kay Layne and 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, through Nov. 6. "Watercolor Visions" by Don W. Savage, in the Invitation Gallery, ends Saturday. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Free. 301-530-0540.

"PAST AND PRESENT" -- 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. tomorrow and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, the last day of the exhibit. 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. weekdays and by appointment, through May. 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.

BROWN VS. BOARD -- Noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, through March. "Brown vs. the Board of Education: Public School Integration in Montgomery" exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court case, which led the way for the full integration of public schools across the country. Montgomery County Historical Society's Beall-Dawson House, 103 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville. $3; $2, seniors and students. 301-762-1492 or www.montgomeryhistory.org.

"FRIPPERY" -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, through Feb. 14. An exhibition featuring fashion accessories women and men wore during 19th and 20th centuries, including hats, shoes, gloves, fans, handbags and more. History Center at the Waters House, 12535 Milestone Manor Lane, Germantown. Free. 301-762-1492 or www.montgomeryhistory.org.

For Children

IMAGINATION STAGE -- 3:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, through Nov. 7. "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.

THE PUPPET CO. -- 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, through Nov. 21. "Toyland," an adaptation of Victor Herbert's musical production "Babes in Toyland." The Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $7. 301-320-6668.

ADVENTURE THEATRE -- 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, through Dec. 5. "Molly's Pilgrim," about a girl who struggles to fit in and is teased by her classmates because she is different. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $7. 301-320-5331 or www.adventuretheatre.org.

Lecture

LECTURE SERIES -- 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Historian James W. Lowry discusses the practice of mortuary science and the art of embalming during the Civil War as "Dr. Lowry, the Embalming Surgeon." The National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. $6.50; $6, seniors; $4, ages 10-16; free, ages 9 and younger. 301-695-1864.

CONVERSATION -- 2-3:30 p.m. Monday. Montgomery College's lecture series "Conversations With Remarkable People in History" features Jane Straughan and Elaine Harmon, members of the Women Air Force Service Pilots during World War II. Straughan, a pilot, and Harmon, an air-traffic controller, will discuss their careers as aviators. South Campus Instructional Building, Room 17, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. Call for prices. 301-279-5188.

Theater and Dance

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 www.olneytheatre.org.

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 www.round-house.org.

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

MONTGOMERY PLAYHOUSE -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. "A Grand Night for Singing" features about 30 songs from Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein shows. Asbury Methodist Village Rosborough Center, 409 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg. $15; $12, seniors and students. 301-977-5751.

KENSINGTON ARTS THEATRE -- Call for times. Friday and Saturday, through Nov. 20. "The Rocky Horror Show," a cult musical that celebrates the horror films of the 1950s and 1960s. Kensington Town Center Armory, 3710 Mitchell St., Kensington. Call for prices. 301-547-7101 or www.katonline.org.

Miscellaneous

POTOMAC DAYS -- 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. This event features a children's safety program, including fingerprinting by the Montgomery County police. There also will be Halloween events, including scarecrow making. Potomac Place Shopping Center, River and Falls roads, Potomac. Free. 301-279-0006.

CORN MAZE -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 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 www.hospicecaring.org.

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

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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