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

MUSICAL TRADITIONS -- 8 p.m. Monday. The Institute of Musical Traditions presents a Celtic performance by Jody Marshall as she celebrates the release of her new album. Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring, 10309 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 301-754-3611 or


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

GOLDMAN ART GALLERY -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 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

KENTLANDS MANSION -- Viewing by appointment, through Monday. 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. today and tomorrow, 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. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Free. 301-530-0540.

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.

"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

For Children

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.

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., Glen Echo. $7. 301-320-5331 or


LECTURE SERIES -- 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. The Maine Camp Hospital Association, a relief agency dating from the Civil War, will give a presentation on home-front efforts to aid Civil War soldiers. National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. $6.50; $6, seniors; $4, ages 10-16; free, 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 Anne R. Kaiser (D-Montgomery), a member of the Maryland House of Delegates. Kaiser will discuss the balance between her personal life and public responsibilities. 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

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

ROUND HOUSE THEATRE BETHESDA -- "The Diary of Anne Frank," about a teenage girl who writes about her feelings and the changing face of Europe during the Holocaust while hiding in an Amsterdam office building. 7501 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Call for times and prices. 240-644-1100 or

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

ROCKVILLE MUSICAL THEATRE -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, through Nov. 20. "Ragtime," based on an E.L. Doctorow book, focuses on three families who address the issues of wealth, poverty, freedom, prejudice, hope and despair with real historical figures such as Houdini, William Howard Taft, J.P. Morgan and Sigmund Freud. F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. $15; $8, ages 18 and older. 240-314-8690.

QUOTIDIAN THEATRE COMPANY -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, through Nov. 28. In Conor McPherson's play "The Weir," two men at an Irish pub try to impress a woman with scary stories, but she tells one of her own. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. Call for prices. 301-816-1023 or


SERENDIPITY SERIES -- 10:30 a.m. Saturday. "Books: The Magic is Real!" featuring magician Joe Ramano. Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. $8; $10, nonresidents. 301-258-6394.

TRANSPORTATION ARTIFACTS -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. More than 600 tables will feature authentic railroad, steamship, airline and bus collectibles at the 27th annual Gaithersburg Railroad and Transportation Artifacts Show. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg. $7; free, 12 and younger. 703-536-2954.

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.

SILVER SPRING STAGE -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 12-Dec. 11. "Proof," about a young woman devoted to her mathematician father who discovers romance and her own identity. Woodmoor Shopping Center, 10145 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Call for prices. 301-593-6036 or

TRAIN SHOW -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 13, noon-4 p.m. Nov. 14. The Rockville Lions Club presents its 14th annual Modular Train Display Show. Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Dr., Rockville. $4; $2, 12 and younger; free, 2 and younger; $7, family maximum. 240-314-8800.

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.

VETERANS DAY CONCERT -- 2:30 p.m. Nov. 14. The Montgomery Village Community Band performs patriotic tunes to commemorate Veterans Day. Hebrew Home, 6121 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Free. 301-948-0110.

OLNEY THEATRE CENTER -- Nov. 17-Dec. 31. "Carousel," a romantic musical featuring Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's works "If I Loved You," "June Is Busting Out All Over" and "You'll Never Walk Alone." Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. Call for times and prices. 301-924-3400 or

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.

GARDEN OF LIGHTS -- 5:30-9 p.m. beginning Nov. 20. The "Garden of Lights" at Brookside Gardens features more than 600,000 colored lights in various displays, including a persimmon tree, a kaleidoscope caterpillar walkway, an animated flying cardinal and more. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. $15, cars and vans, Friday, Saturday and Sunday; $10, cars and vans on other days. Buses must register in advance. Call 301-962-1453 or visit for days of operation.

WINTER LIGHTS FESTIVAL -- 6 p.m. daily Nov. 26-Jan. 1 (closed Dec. 25). Take a drive through a 31/2-mile lights display featuring grazing deer, teddy bears, snowmen, polar bears, arches of lights, toy soldiers, candy canes, snowflakes and more. Seneca Creek State Park, 11950 Clopper Rd., Gaithersburg. Call for prices. 301-258-6350.

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS -- Beginning Dec. 3. More than 300,000 colored lights illuminate the grounds of the Washington Temple. Nativity scenes are from 6 to 9 p.m. nightly. Regional music groups perform holiday music from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily. There also are 15 10-foot trees decorated in scriptural themes, international Nativity scenes and video presentations. Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. Free. 301-587-0144.

-- Compiled by MARK JONES

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