ALIVE @ FIVE -- 5-8 p.m. today. Spend happy hour with the reggae band Jah Works along the banks of Carroll Creek. 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. $5. 301-698-8118 or

SILVER SPRING SWINGS -- 7-9 p.m. today. Jambulay, a Caribbean world beat band, performs as part of the city's summer series. Silver Plaza, Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring. Free. 301-565-5864 or

BACKYARD CONCERT -- 7 p.m. today. The Natale Project, a jazz band, performs as part of the Gaithersburg summer concert series. Walder Park, 302 Cedar Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350 or

PERRY CONTICCHIO QUARTET -- 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Thyme Square presents an evening of jazz. 4735 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda. Free. 301-656-3712.

OUTDOORS AT STRATHMORE -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Frederic Yonnet Band performs as part of Strathmore's summer concert series. 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Free. 202-686-8000 or


GALLERY NEPTUNE -- Noon-6 p.m., through Saturday. "Definition of a Line" exhibit featuring Elizabeth Zeisler, collage painter, and Mark Coburn, wire sculptor. 4808 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Free. 301-718-0809.

PAINTING AWARDS -- 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 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.

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. The Creative Crafts Council presents its 25th biennial exhibition, with 160 displays of ceramics, glass, metal, wood and textiles. The Mansion at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Call for prices. 301-581-5200 or

"FINDING YOUR WAY" -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, through July 16. Rockville Arts Place presents an exhibition of photography, sculpture and other works by six artists. 9300 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-869-8623.

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 -- 11:30 a.m.-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. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, a presentation by historian James W. Lowry on the practice of mortuary science and the art of embalming during the 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

PYRAMID ATLANTIC ART CENTER -- 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, tomorrow-Aug. 30. "Expressing Our Identity," an exhibition of works by area youths. 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. Free, but reservations required. 301-608-9101.


PUPPET CO. PLAYHOUSE -- 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, through July 17. The Puppet Co. Playhouse presents "Little Red Riding Hood and the 3 Little Pigs." 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $7. 301-320-6668 or

KALEIDISCOPE CONCERT -- 10:30 a.m. Monday. Flumpa and Friends, a children's musical group, performs as part of the Gaithersburg summer concert series. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350 or

Theater and Dance

"ANNIE GET YOUR GUN" -- 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through July 2. (Sunday matinee at 2:15 p.m.) Montgomery College presents the Irving Berlin musical. Montgomery College, Theatre Arts Building, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. $33.95; $24.50, children. 301-251-7676,

"ALL MY SONS" -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays and Fridays through July 10 (Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. July 9). Quotidian Theatre Company presents Arthur Miller's first Broadway play, "All My Sons." Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda $18; $15, students and seniors. 301-816-1023.

"GYPSY" -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. The Montgomery Playhouse presents "Gypsy," based on the book by Arthur Laurents. Rosborough Cultural Arts and Wellness Center, 409 Russell Ave., Building 409, Asbury Methodist Village, Gaithersburg. $15; $12, students and seniors.

"FIDDLER ON THE ROOF" -- 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. The Musical Theater Center presents the classic musical, featuring performers in grades 3 through 8. F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. $15; $13.50, students and seniors. 240-314-8690 or

"PERSONALS" -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, through July 2. The city of Gaithersburg and the Maryland Theatre Ensemble present a musical comedy written by the creators of the television show "Friends." Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. $12, city residents; $15, nonresidents. 301-258-6394 or

ENCHANTED FOREST GLEN -- 1 and 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Guided walking tours of the National Park Seminary Historic District, as part of Montgomery County Heritage Day. Intersection of Linden Lane and Woodstock Avenue, Silver Spring. $5 donation. 301-654-3924 or

"MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING" -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The sixth annual Shakespeare Project Summer Festival. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350 or

WALTZ DANCE -- 3-6 p.m. Sunday. An introductory waltz workshop from 3 to 3:30 p.m. followed by tango, polka, swing and folk-waltz social dancing with the Avant Gardeners. Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $7. 703-978-0375 or

"A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM" -- 8 p.m. Wednesday through July 3. The Olney Theatre Center presents Shakespeare play outside in the amphitheatre. 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. Free. 301-924-3400 or


AIRPLANES OF THE WORLD -- 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. The Free State Aeromodelers present a model aviation event featuring radio-controlled model airplanes from more than a century of flight, from 1903 to 2005. Konterra Model Air Park, Van Dusen Road and Sweitzer Lane, Laurel. Free. 301-498-3598.

GLEN ECHO PARK HISTORY -- Noon-6 p.m. Saturday. Visitors are invited to the park's "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

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

SILVER SPRING FARMERS MARKET -- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 29. The market will feature fruit, vegetables, organic meats, artisanal cheeses, breads, pastries, eggs, plants, flowers, herbs, fish and more. Ellsworth Drive between Fenton and Cedar Streets, Silver Spring. Free. 301-565-7300.

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

OUT TO LUNCH WEDNESDAYS -- 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 28. Fresh food, a farmers market and live music will be presented at Rockville Town Center. East Montgomery Avenue, in front of Regal Cinemas. Free. 240-314-8115.

Plan Ahead

JAZZ CONCERT -- 10 a.m. July 3. The Capital Focus Jazz Band presents its seventh annual jazz worship service, featuring a mix of covers by American greats such as Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke. Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda. Free. 301-588-1488.

WHEATON SPARKLES -- 6:30-10:30 p.m. July 4. Live music featuring children's entertainers Milkshake, followed by a performance by Harry Traynham and a fireworks finale by Zambelli Fireworks International. Grandview Avenue and Reedie Drive, Wheaton. Free. 240-777-8115 or

CHAUTAUQUA -- 7 p.m. July 5-8. Montgomery County presents "War and Democracy: Personal Journeys" a series of short programs recalling the history of America. 20200 Observation Dr., Germantown. Free. 301-353-7746 or

"HANSEL AND GRETEL" -- 7:30 p.m. July 9, 2 p.m. July 10. The Gaithersburg Art Barn presents an operatic version of the Brothers Grimm's tale of two enterprising children lost in the woods. 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. $8; $10, nonresidents. 301-258-6394 or

-- Compiled by KATHRYN LYNCH

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