Thursday 16

ROCKVILLE BOOK TALK, Suzan-Lori Parks's novel "Getting Mother's Body," sponsored by the library's African American Book Group. 6 p.m., 99 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free. 240-777-0140.

COMMUNITY FORUM ON MENTAL HEALTH, staff members of the county's Department of Health and Human Services discuss mental health programs available to community residents, and a representative of the National

Alliance for the Mentally Ill discusses family-support programs. 7-8:30 p.m., first-floor

auditorium, Council Office Building, 100

Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free. 240-777-1141.

ROSE GARDENS LECTURE, rose specialist Claude Graves shows and discusses slides of "Rose Gardens of the World"; June meeting of the Potomac Rose Society. 7:30-9:30 p.m., McLean Governmental Center, 1437 Balls Hill Rd., McLean. Free. 301-869-4948.

Friday 17

CIVIL WAR LECTURE, Susan Soderberg, a Montgomery College instructor, discusses "The Civil War in Montgomery County." 11 a.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.

MUSIC VARIETY SHOW, multi-instrumentalist Seth Kibel, with Bob Abbott on bass and Bruce Katsu on guitar, plays American jazz, swing and klezmer. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free; tickets required and are available at the center. 301-468-4448.

DEPRESSION-RELATED SUPPORT, for families and friends of those with depression or bipolar illness, sponsored by Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association, Potomac Chapter. 7:30 p.m., St. Raphael's Church, parish hall, 1513 Dunster Rd., Rockville. Free. 301-299-4255.

ROBERT FROST POETRY READING, the Rev. Bob Paulen reads poetry of Robert Frost. 8 p.m., Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda. Free;

an offering is requested to benefit Washing-

ton Pastoral Counseling Service. 301-681-3201.

Saturday 18

FAIRLAND USED BOOK SALE, some in new condition. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Fairland Branch Library, 4910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Hardbacks, $1; paperbacks, 50 cents; admission, free. 301-421-5400.

RAIN FOREST ANIMALS PROGRAM, for ages 5 and older, a staff member of Reptiles Alive presents a giant boa constrictor and other animals of the rain forest. 11 a.m., Fairland Branch Library, 4910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Free. 301-421-5400.

LIBRARY COMMUNITY DAY, Tom Lily's magic show, a penny theater, a moon bounce, live music (the New Hot Jazz Orchestra and others), food, balloons and antique firetrucks; overflow parking available at Quince Orchard High School. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Quince Orchard Branch Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.

ROCKVILLE STORYTELLING, for children preschool ages and older, John "Kinderman" Taylor plays music and tells stories. 1 p.m., Aspen Hill Branch Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville. Free. 301-871-2094.

WHITE OAK MAGIC, magician Mike Rose performs "Abracadabra!" 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., White Oak Branch Library, 11701 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free, but tickets required, available at the library's children's desk. 301-622-2492.

RAIN FOREST ANIMALS PROGRAM, for ages 5 and older, a staff member of Reptiles Alive presents animals of the rain forest; plus punch and cookies. 3 p.m., Kensington Park Branch Library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington. Free. 301-897-2211.

EATING DISORDERS SUPPORT GROUP, for people recovering from body-image and eating disorders, sponsored by Eating Addictions Anonymous, a 12-step fellowship. 7 p.m. Saturdays, Holy Cross Hospital, second floor, 1500 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-526-6746.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS. 7:30 p.m., Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Free. 800-543-4670.

Sunday 19

GAY ISSUES SUPPORT, discussion of issues about revealing one's sexual orientation; sponsored by Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). 2 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month, Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda. Free. 301-439-3524.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS. 7:30 p.m., Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Free. 202-966-9115.

Monday 20

SILENT HORROR FILM, video presentation of the 1925 classic horror film "Phantom of the Opera," starring Lon Chaney. 1 p.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.

MEN'S HEALTH LECTURE, physician Barry Rosenbaum discusses lifestyle, nutrition, exercise, health screenings and sex-related issues. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINMENT, for ages 5-12, Nick Newlin presents the Nicolo Whimsey Show, juggling, music, poetry and storytelling. 7 p.m., Chevy Chase Branch Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; required tickets available at the library. 301-986-4313.

SOLSTICE CELEBRATION, walk an indoor labyrinth with recorded music (first hour) and live drumming (second hour) to celebrate the beginning of summer; participants welcome to bring instruments; wear socks; in observance of the summer solstice, which is Tuesday. 7-9 p.m., Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda. Free. Chris Mauro, 703-847-5820.

WHEATON GARDEN LECTURE, landscape designer, author and columnist Joel Lerner presents a slide show and tips on improving garden designs; sponsored by the Silver Spring Garden Club. 8 p.m., Brookside Gardens Visitors Center, Education Building, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-585-9098.

Tuesday 21

PRESCHOOL FILM FESTIVAL, animal films. 10:30 a.m., Damascus Branch Library, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Free. 301-253-5100.

SENIORS LEGAL SERVICES TALK, Johanna Klema, staff attorney with the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau, discusses the legal aid hotline, wills, living wills and other issues. 10:30 a.m., Chevy Chase Branch Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-986-4313.

SENIORS LEGAL AID TALK, an attorney from the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau discusses making a will, end-of-life issues and power-of-attorney options. 12:30 p.m., Damascus Branch Library, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Free. 301-253-5100.

RAIN FOREST ANIMALS PROGRAM, for ages 5 and older, a staff member of Reptiles Alive presents animals of the rain forest. 2 p.m., Silver Spring Branch Library, 8901 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-565-7689.

TEENS BOOKS AND MOVIES COMPARISON, for teenagers, S.E. Hinton's novel "The Outsiders"; read the book, see the 1983 movie version and talk about both. 2 p.m., Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., Silver Spring. Free; registration required. 240-777-0910.

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS WORKSHOP, a discussion of how to develop and nurture healthy relationships. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through June 28, Commission for Women's Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. $20; nonresidents of Montgomery County, $30; registration required.

DIVORCE SEMINAR, a family law attorney from the Montgomery County Bar Association discusses child-related aspects of divorce, including legal and physical custody, visitation, child support and health insurance benefits. 7-8:45 p.m., Commission for Women's Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. $10; nonresidents of Montgomery County, $15; registration required. 240-777-8300.

DAMASCUS BOOK TALK, Alice Sebold's novel "The Lovely Bones." 7:30 p.m., Damascus Branch Library, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Free. 301-253-5100.

RAIN FOREST ANIMALS PROGRAM, for ages 5 and older, a staff member of Reptiles Alive presents animals of the rain forest. 7 p.m., Twinbrook Branch Library, 202 Meadow Hall Dr., Rockville. Free. 240-777-0240.

POTOMAC PUPPET SHOW, for ages 2 and older, the Kaydee Puppets group presents a marionette version of "Cinderella." 7-7:30 p.m., Potomac Branch Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac. Free; registration required. 240-777-0690.

LONG BRANCH MAGIC, Mike Rose performs "Comedy Magic Show," to open the library's summer reading program. 7 p.m., Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 240-777-0910.

Wednesday 22

BILINGUAL STORIES, for ages 3-6, Mariela Aguilar, children's librarian and storyteller, presents "Stories and More" ("Cuentos y Mas"). 11 a.m., Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 240-777-0910.

HERB LECTURE, Pat Kenny, a Montgomery County master gardener, discusses "Herbs of Joy." 11 a.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.

DAMASCUS MUSIC CONCERT, Lisa Mathews and Mikel Gehl of the pop-rock band Milkshake play songs from their albums, including "Happy Songs" and "Bottle of Sunshine"; sponsored by the Montgomery County Friends of the Library to open the library's summer reading program. 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., Damascus Branch Library, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Free; required tickets available at the library. 301-253-5100.

RAIN FOREST ANIMALS PROGRAM, for ages 5 and older, a staff member of Reptiles Alive presents a boa constrictor, crocodile, python and other animals of the rain forest. 2 p.m., Gaithersburg Branch Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-840-2515.

RAIN FOREST ANIMALS PROGRAM, for ages 5 and older, a staff member of Reptiles Alive presents a giant python, an alligator, a tortoise, a lizard and other animals of the rain forest. 2 p.m., Rockville Branch Library, 99 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free. 240-777-0140.

RUNAWAYS SUPPORT GROUP, counseling for runaway youths and their parents or guardians, sponsored by Operation Runaway, a program of Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health Center and Montgomery County police. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 14901 Broschart Rd., Rockville. Free; registration required. 800-204-8600.

ALPINE DANCES, for ages 5 and above, the Herb Fredericksen Dancers of Glen Echo Park demonstrate and perform dances, including the waltz, polka, Schuhplattler, swing and tango. 7:15 p.m., Gaithersburg Branch Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-840-2515.

ASPEN HILL MAGIC SHOW, ages 6 and older, magician Mike Rose performs comedy and magic. 7 p.m., Aspen Hill Branch Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville. Free. 301-871-2094.

RELATIONSHIP WORKSHOP, John Spiegel, lawyer and family mediator, teaches strategies and techniques for resolving issues and bringing disagreements to a conclusion when dealing with difficult people. 7-8:45 p.m., Commission for Women's Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. $10;; nonresidents of Montgomery County, $15; registration required. 240-777-8300.

KENSINGTON CHESS CLUB, for players ages 11 and older of all skill levels. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Kensington Armory, 3710 Mitchell St., Kensington. $2. 301-942-8803.

Thursday 23

FILM SERIES, two films set in Mexico, "Frida" (2002) and "Like Water for Chocolate" (1992), sponsored by the Spanish Language Club. "Frida," 10:30 a.m.-noon and

"Chocolate," 1:15-3 p.m., Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

OLNEY ANIMAL ODYSSEY, for ages 6 and older, recording artist Ray Owen performs tuneful animal adventure stories. 2 p.m., Olney Branch Library, 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Rd., Olney. Free; required tickets available at the library. 301-570-1232.

POOLESVILLE FLIGHT SCIENCE PROGRAM, for ages 6 and older, the Maryland Science Center presents "The Wright Stuff," about the history and principles of flight. 2 p.m., Poolesville Branch Library, 19633 Fisher Ave., Poolesville. Free. 301-972-7800.

CHEF'S LECTURE, Bob Kinkead, chef and author, discusses "Kinkead's Cookbook: Recipes From Washington D.C.'s Premier Seafood

Restaurant." 7:30 p.m., Friendship Heights

Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; registration requested. 301-656-2797.

-- Compiled by TINA TOLL

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