Thursday 23

FOREIGN 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 Wright Stuff" offers the history and principles of flight, presented by the Maryland Science Center. 2 p.m., Poolesville Branch Library, 19633 Fisher Ave., Poolesville. Free. 301-972-7800.

CHEF'S LECTURE, Bob Kinkead 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.

Friday 24

MUSIC PROGRAM, pianist Victor Dyni performs classical music and discusses the selections he plays, sponsored by the Friday Morning Music Club. 1 p.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.

JOURNALIST LECTURE, columnist Ron Shaffer, The Washington Post's "Dr. Gridlock," discusses local transportation issues. 1 p.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; registration required. 301-656-2797.

DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP, for women, social worker Fran Berger explores the emotional stages of separation and divorce, and how to cope with the effects on friends and family. 1-3 p.m. Friday, July 1 and July 8, Commission for Women's Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. $30; nonresidents of Montgomery County, $45; registration required. 240-777-8300.

Saturday 25

BASEBALL STORY TIME, the team mascot and two players from the college-level "Bethesda Big Train" summer-league team read stories in the children's room. Bethesda Branch Library, 7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda. Free. 240-777-0970.

EATING DISORDERS SUPPORT GROUP, for people recovering from body-image and eating disorders, sponsored by Eating Addictions Anonymous. 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 26

PICNIC FUNDRAISER, music, softball, hot dogs, hamburgers, snacks and beverages, and a "juried potluck," with dishes prepared by local politicians, elected officials and community leaders; sponsored by the Montgomery County chapter of the NAACP to benefit its ACT-SO (Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics) program for youths. 2-7 p.m., Upper County Community Center, 8201 Emory Grove Rd., Gaithersburg. $10; ages 9 and younger, $5. 301-314-8508.

ROCKVILLE ALS CAREGIVER SUPPORT, for Montgomery County caregivers of people with Lou Gehrig's disease, sponsored by the ALS Association, 2-4 p.m. Adventist HealthCare/Shady Grove Nursing and Rehabilitation Center-Adult Day Care Center, 9701 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Free. 301-978-9855.

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

Monday 27

WELL-BEING WORKSHOP, social worker Janet Akman discusses "Understanding Shame." 10 a.m. to noon, Commission for Women's Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington, Suite 100, Rockville. $10; nonresidents of Montgomery County, $15; registration required. 240-777-8300.

SILVER SPRING MOVIE, for grandparents and their grandchildren, a showing of "Babe" to celebrate the end of the school year. 1 p.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.

HEALTH TALK, massage therapist Lee Ann Blank discusses "Therapeutic Massage," sponsored by the Pain Connection. 1-2:30 p.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.

PUPPET THEATER, for ages 5-12. Stevens Puppets presents a marionette production of "The Wizard of Oz." 7 p.m., Chevy Chase Branch Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; required tickets available at the library. 301-986-4313.

POOLESVILLE BOOK TALK, Mark Haddon's novel "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time." 7:30 p.m., Poolesville Branch Library, 19633 Fisher Ave., Poolesville. Free. 301-972-7800.

ADVANCE MEDICAL PLANNING, lawyers Shelton Binstock and David Torchinsky discuss living wills, medical directives and power of attorney. 7:30 p.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; registration requested. 301-656-2797.

Tuesday 28

WELLNESS ASSESSMENT, Donna Chavers, director of Senior Services at the Affiliated Sante Group, a mental health services provider, evaluates mental wellness and suggests resource services. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

BOOK AND MOVIE TALK, for teenagers. S.E. Hinton's novel "The Outsiders"; read the book beforehand, watch the 1983 movie version, and talk about both, popcorn and other refreshments provided. 2 p.m., Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., Silver Spring. Free; registration required. 240-777-0910.

BREAST HEALTH WORKSHOP, a panel of physicians will discuss the most current information. 6-8:30 p.m., The Boyer Community Learning Center, Montgomery General Hospital, 18101 Prince Philip Dr., Olney. Free; reservations required. 301-774-8881.

SILVER SPRING FILM, screening of "Black Panther" and segments of "San Francisco State: On Strike," an overview of the history and appeal of the Black Panthers in the late 1960s, sponsored by the African American Film Circle. 7 p.m., 8901 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-565-7689.

BABY-SITTING CLASS, for ages 10 and older, "Super Sitters Class and Lab," essential babysitting skills and a "laboratory" of evening sitting for young children. 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays through July 19, and 6:30-9 p.m. one Thursday (July 7, 14 or 21). Parent Encouragement Program, 10100 Connecticut Ave., Kensington. $80; registration required. 301-929-8824.

WHITE OAK BOOK TALK, Mark Salzman's novel "Lying Awake." 10:30 a.m., White Oak Branch Library, 11701 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-622-2492.

TAKOMA PARK KNITTING GROUP, for ages 10 and older of all experience levels, an informal group meeting to knit and crochet. 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month, Savory Cafe, 7071 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. Free. 301-587-7174.

Wednesday 29

PUPPET THEATER, Stevens Puppets presents a marionette production of "The Wizard of Oz." 1:30 and 3 p.m., Damascus Branch Library, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Free; required tickets available at the library. 301-253-5100.

SPACE SCIENCE LECTURE, Nancy Roman, one of the first female executives at NASA, discusses her career and the development of the Hubble telescope. 3 p.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; registration requested. 301-656-2797.

SILVER SPRING CHESS, all skill levels welcome, play games with others, pick up tips on strategy from a library staffer. 3:30 p.m. Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 240-777-0910.

RUNAWAYS SUPPORT GROUP, counseling for runaway youths and their parents or guardians, sponsored by Operation Runaway, a program of the 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.

YOUTH GRIEF SUPPORT, for students in grades 9-12 who have experienced the loss of a loved one, sponsored by Hospice Caring. 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Call for location in Rockville. Free; registration required. 301-990-8904.

SILVER SPRING BRAIN GAMES, for ages 6 and older, staff members of the Maryland Science Center present quirky demonstrations that lead to unexpected outcomes. 7 p.m., White Oak Branch Library, 11701 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-622-2492.

MAGICIAN'S STORY TIME, for all ages, Wendy Wand presents a magical reading experience. 7 p.m., Kensington Park Branch Library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington. Free. 301-897-2211.

CHILDREN'S PLAY, for ages 6 and older, the Rainbow Company presents "Ferdinand the Bull," based on the book by Munro Leaf. 7 p.m., Aspen Hill Branch Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville. Free. 301-871-2094.

BETHESDA CRAFT CLASS, staff member leads "Make a Funny Hat." 7 p.m., Bethesda Branch Library, 7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda. Free. 240-777-0970.

ROCKVILLE MAGIC SHOW, for ages 5 and older, Magician Mike Rose plays tricks, tells jokes and juggles. Twinbrook Branch Library, 202 Meadow Hall Dr., Rockville. Free. 240-777-0240.

Thursday 30

UPCOUNTY SERVICES CENTER, a county representative answers questions about county services. 10 a.m.-noon, Damascus Branch Library, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Free. 301-253-5100.

OLNEY FILMS, for preschoolers, "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," "Goldilocks Returns" and "Harold's Fairy Tale." 10:30 a.m., Olney Branch Library, 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Rd., Olney. Free. 301-570-1232.

BLOOD DRIVE, snacks, beverages, free T-shirt and entry into a drawing for a $25 gas card; photo ID required. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., conference rooms 6, 7 and 8, Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. Free; registration required. 301-896-3939.

OLNEY BRAIN GAMES, for ages 6 and older, the Maryland Science Center presents "Brain Benders." 2 p.m., Olney Branch Library, 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Rd., Olney. Free. 301-570-1232.

"HOLLYWOOD AND WOMEN DOCTORS," physician Peter Dans discusses screen portrayals of female doctors using clips from 1933's "Mary Stevens, M.D. " (1933) and "Blood Work" (2002). 6-7:30 p.m., Lisner Hill Auditorium, Lister Hill Center, Building 38A, on the campus of National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Free. 301-496-5963.

ROCKVILLE BOOK TALK, Alexandra Fuller's memoir "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood," sponsored by the Rockville Branch Library. 7-8:30 p.m., Council Office Building cafeteria, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free. 240-777-0166.

SEMINAR ON SUDAN, human rights specialists John Prendergast and Taylor Seybolt discuss the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, Sudan. 7:30 p.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; registration required. 301-656-2797.

-- Compiled by TINA TOLL

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