NIH CHAMBER SINGERS -- 2 p.m. Saturday. National Institutes of Health Chamber Singers perform the final concert in their spring series, including pieces by Verdi, Biebl, Stanford and Rachmaninoff. Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac. Free; no reservation required. 240-777-0690.

HERMON CONCERT SERIES -- 4 p.m. Saturday. Soprano Hai-Bo Bai and tenor Hong-Fa Chu perform in solo and duet programs featuring German lieder, art songs, operatic arias, Chinese folk songs and Broadway tunes. Hermon Presbyterian Church, 7801 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda. Free. 301-365-4454.

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -- 8 p.m. Saturday. Music Center at Strathmore presents conductor Yuri Temirkanov and pianist Bruno Leonardo Gelber performing Mozart, Mendelssohn and Elgar. 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. $21-$78. 877-BSO-1444 or

FOCUS SHOWCASE -- 8 p.m. Wednesday. Focus, an organization of folk music devotees, features singers Laura Baron, Jerry Bresee and Doug Alan Wilcox. O'Brien's BBQ, 387 E. Gude Dr., Rockville. $15, general admission; $12, Focus members. 703-887-3756 or


CREATIVE CRAFTS -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesdays through July 9. Creative Crafts Council presents 25th biennial exhibition, with 160 displays of ceramics, glass, metal, wood and textiles, through July 9. The Mansion at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Call for prices. 301-581-5200 or

BEALL-DAWSON HOUSE -- Noon-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, the Montgomery County Historical Society presents "Among My Souvenirs," an exhibition of souvenirs as decorative art, through July 31. "Braddock's March, 1755," an exhibition through July 3 by James Sorensen of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, explores the march of British Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock through Montgomery County to Fort Duquesne in Pennsylvania during the French and Indian War. 103 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville. $3; $2, seniors and students. 301-762-1492.

TEXTILE ART -- Noon-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. "The Magic of Fabric," an exhibition of Indian tapestries by Leela Cherian, through July 2. Creative Partners Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy., Bethesda. Free. 301-951-9441 or www.

CIVIL WAR MEDICINE -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Weekdays and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Immersion exhibition illustrates 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 or

PAINTING AWARDS -- 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday through July 6. The Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District presents its inaugural painting exhibition awards. Fraser Gallery, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. Free. 301-215-6660.


PUPPET COMPANY PLAYHOUSE -- 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Wednesday through July 17. The Puppet Company Playhouse presents "Little Red Riding Hood & The 3 Little Pigs." 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo. $7. 301-320-6668 or

Theater and Dance

DAMASCUS THEATRE COMPANY -- 2:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday. Auditions for "Carousel," directed by Lauren Lowell. Damascus Performing Arts Center, 9815 Main St., Damascus. Call 301-253-6210 to schedule an audition appointment or visit

DANCE LESSONS -- 6 p.m. Mondays. Dance lessons for teenagers 13 and older. Hollywood Ballroom, 2126 Industrial Pkwy., Silver Spring. $5. 301-622-5494 or

BALLROOM DANCING -- 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Classics Club hosts ballroom dancers who will demonstrate and entertain. City Place Mall, lower-level food court, 8661 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Free. Call 301-589-1091.


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 or

JUNE ROSE SHOW -- 1-6 p.m. Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday. The Arlington Rose Foundation hosts its 49th Annual Spring Rose Show. Merrifield Garden Center, 12101 Lee Hwy., Fairfax. Free. 703-860-0071.

24th ANNUAL STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Festival featuring crafts from all over the region, music and other entertainment, games and activities for children and a wide selection of strawberries in every form imaginable. Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd., Sandy Spring. Call for prices. 301-774-0022 or

FIELD HOSPITAL DEMONSTRATION -- 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Physician Jonathan O'Neal will re-create a field hospital setup and demonstrations of amputation techniques. Pry House Field Museum on Antietam Battlefield, 18906 Shepherdstown Pike, Sharpsburg. Free. 301-695-1864 or

SUMMER CARNIVAL FESTIVAL -- Noon-4 p.m. Saturday. City Place Mall hosts a Summer Carnival Festival with games, a moon bounce and carnival tunes. City Place Mall, lower-level food court, 8661 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-424-2332.

RETRO '50s NIGHT -- 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday. A '50s night reenactment for all ages with music, hula hoops and optional '50s attire. Kensington Fire Department, 10620 Connecticut Ave. $10 cover. Call 410-526-7918.

CLIMBING EVENTS -- 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. Participants can scale a 20-foot wall by various routes. Instructors are available. Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. $10 per climber. 240-314-8643 or

SPIRITUAL CINEMA -- 7-10 p.m. Tuesday. The Foundation for the Evolution of America hosts "Spiritual Cinema and the New Film Frontier," an evening with Hollywood producer Stephen Simon. AFI Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. $35.

CONFEDERATE HISTORY PRESENTATION -- 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Colonel William Norris Camp of Sons of Confederate Veterans will present professor Benjamin Cooling speaking on the Defense of Washington during the Civil War. Damascus Public Library, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Free. 301-977-0087.

Plan Ahead

SILVER SPRING CONCERT SERIES -- 7-9 p.m. Thursdays June 9-Aug. 11. Summer series features cool/hot/swinging jazz, rhythm and blues, Latin and rock-and-roll sounds. Silver Plaza on Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring. Free. 301-565-5864 or

DANCIN' 2005 -- 7 p.m. June 11, 3 p.m. June 12. Suto Dance Studio presents 22nd annual performance. Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy, 13300 Arctic Ave., Rockville. $15-$20. 301-871-1000.

ANTIQUE SHOW -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 11 and 12. The Greater Washington D.C. Antique Show will feature over 100 booths of furniture, porcelains, silver, books and more. Maryland SoccerPlex, 18031 Central Park Cir., Boyds. $6. 301-216-0876 or

BETHESDA ARTIST MARKET -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 12. Nearly 30 local and regional artists display and sell their fine art, including paintings, photography, metalwork and other crafts. Bethesda Place Plaza, 7700 Wisconsin Ave. Free. 301-215-6660 or

OUT TO LUNCH WEDNESDAYS -- 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 15-Sept. 28. "Out to Lunch Wednesdays" features fresh food, a farmers market and live music in Rockville Town Center. Maryland Avenue in front of Regal Cinemas. Free. 240-314-8115.

BOUND4BROADWAY -- 7:30 p.m. June 17; 2 and 7:30 p.m., June 18; 2 p.m. June 19. Bound4Broadway, a local nonprofit youth theater company, presents "The Scarlet Pimpernel," based on the Baroness Orczy's story of the French Revolution. Academy of the Holy Cross, 4920 Strathmore Ave., Kensington. $14, adults; $11, students and seniors. For tickets, call the box office, 301-942-2100. For information, go to

WALTZ DANCE -- 3-6 p.m. June 19. A waltz dance featuring the ensemble "Waverly Station" provides a mix of folk waltzes as well as swing, tango and polka; half-hour waltz workshop from 3 to 3:30. Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $7. 703-978-0375 or

GLEN ECHO PARK HISTORY -- Noon-6 p.m. June 25. Visitors are invited to the park for its Then and Wow! Festival, to share memories, stories and artifacts relating to its 114-year history. Children's rides, arcade games and a carousel will be available. 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Free. 301-634-2222 or

IMAGINATION STAGE -- June 25-Aug. 14. Imagination Stage presents David Wood's adaptation of "James and the Giant Peach" from the book by Roald Dahl. 4908 Auburn Ave. Bethesda. $10-$15. Call for showtimes. 301-280-1660 or

-- Compiled by KATHRYN LYNCH

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