Thursday 7

SENIORS SELF-DEFENSE CLASS, martial arts specialist Clifford Thomas discusses "Street Smarts: Saving the Seniors," with self-defense tips and advice on avoiding becoming a target of violence. 10 a.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.

RESUME WORKSHOP, for women, the basics in resume development. 10 a.m.-noon, Commission for Women's Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Rockville. $16; registration required. 240-777-8300.

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

OLNEY BLOOD DRIVE, sponsored by Montgomery General Hospital. 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Inova Blood Services Bloodmobile at Montgomery General Hospital, 18101 Prince Philip Dr., Olney. Free; appointment required. 301-774-8881.

OLNEY BASKETBALL SHOW, for ages 6 and older, Harlem Globetrotter Spinny Johnson demonstrates basketball tricks; space limited. 2 p.m., Olney Branch Library, 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Rd. Free; tickets available at the library. 301-570-1232.

BREAST-FEEDING CLASS, for new-parent couples, "Getting Started with Breast-Feeding." 6:30-9:30 p.m., Holy Cross Resource Center, 9805 Dameron Dr., Silver Spring. Couples, $30; registration required. 301-754-8800.

KENSINGTON PARENTING CLASS, "Emotion Coaching," for parents of children younger than 6; learn how to help children to calm themselves, solve their own problems and reduce stress. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Parent Encouragement Program, 10100 Connecticut Ave., Kensington. $28; couples, $53; registration required. 301-929-8824.

Friday 8

BABIES STORY TIME, for children ages 12 months and younger accompanied by an adult; songs, rhymes and stories. 10:15 a.m., Quince Orchard Branch Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.

KIDS MUSICAL MOVES, for ages 4 and younger, Nancy Nuttle demonstrates tune-making and moving to music. 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Silver Spring Branch Library, 8901 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Free; registration required. 301-565-7689.

BURTONSVILLE BOOK PICNIC, for ages 7-12; take along a snack and your favorite book to discuss. Noon, Fairland Branch Library, 14910 Old Columbia Rd., Burtonsville. Free. 301-421-5400.

BIG BAND AND BINGO, entertainer Brian Rudolph sings in the style of the big-band era; bingo to follow. Music, 1 p.m.; bingo, 2:15 p.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.

SCENES FROM "OLIVER!" Southeastern Theatrical Productions and veteran actor Buren Martin and his troupe reprise the roles of Fagin, Nancy, Bill Sykes, Oliver and the Artful Dodger in scenes from the musical "Oliver!" 1 p.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; registration requested. 301-656-2797.

Saturday 9

BASIC BABY-CARE COURSE, for couples, two-sessions, learn about caring for a newborn, including bathing, safety, feeding, supplies and signs and symptoms of illness. 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday and Sunday, Holy Cross Resource Institute, 9805 Dameron Dr., Silver Spring. Couples fee, $55. 301-754-8800.

CLEAN-ENERGY OPEN HOUSE, visit a home that functions 100 percent on renewable energy; see a corn-burning furnace, solar panels, a low-energy refrigerator, hybrid cars, cookies baked in a solar oven and a lawn mower powered by tofu; sponsored by the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 7125 Willow Ave., Takoma. Free. 301-270-3722.

FAIRLAND STORY TIME, for ages 6 and older, storyteller Adrianna Ross presents "Monkey Tales." 2 p.m., Fairland Branch Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Free. 301-421-5400.

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 10

WHEATON GARDEN EVENT, annual daylily show; free parking; sponsored by the National Capital Daylily Club and the National Capital Area Federation of Garden Clubs. 1:30-5:30 p.m., Brookside Gardens Visitor Center, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 202-342-0134 or 301-260-0498.

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

Monday 11

TAI CHI COURSE, for ages 50 and older, a five-week summer program with beginner and advanced instruction. Beginners, 9:30-10:45 a.m.; advanced, 11 a.m.-noon on Mondays, through Aug. 8, Holy Cross Resource Center, 9805 Dameron Dr., Silver Spring. $30. 301-754-8800.

COOKING CLASS, a chef demonstrates the preparation of classic Italian dishes. 11 a.m., Long Branch Senior Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-431-5708.

MEDICAL LECTURE, physician Juan Litvik discusses erectile dysfunction, its causes and treatment options, and the efficacy and side effects of the new medications such as Viagra and Cialis. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

AUTHOR LECTURE, Maurice Atkin discusses his memoir, "Life's Voyage: Dedicated to Making a Difference." 1 p.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; registration requested. 301-656-2797.

SPANISH CONVERSATION CLUB, for English speakers. Practice Spanish in a friendly conversation led by a native Spanish speaker. 7 p.m., Quince Orchard Branch Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.

YOUNG READERS BOOK TALK, for seventh-graders and older, Robert Newton Peck's novel "A Day No Pigs Would Die." 7 p.m., Quince Orchard Branch Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.

MUSIC AND TALES, for ages 5-12, Tracey Eldridge presents "Wild for Sounds: A Multicultural Musical Safari"; tunes and tales from around the world. 7 p.m., Chevy Chase Branch Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; tickets at the library's front desk. 301-986-4313.

CAMPFIRE SINGALONG, for all ages, Ranger Mark Shepherd hosts a program of live music, puppets and singing. 7 p.m., Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 240-777-0910.

Tuesday 12

PRESCHOOL FILM FESTIVAL, for preschoolers accompanied by an adult; songs and rhyming films, including "There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly," "Antarctic Antics," "Musical Max" and more. 10:30 a.m., Damascus Branch Library, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Free. 301-253-5100.

CAMPFIRE SINGALONG, all ages; Ranger Mark Shepherd leads a singalong with help from Bongo, an orangutan, and many other creatures. 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Germantown Branch Library, 12900 Middlebrook Rd., Germantown. Free; tickets at the front desk. 240-777-0110.

BETHESDA BOOK TALK, Saul Bellow's novel "Herzog." 10:30 a.m., Bethesda Branch Library, 7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda. Free. 240-777-0970.

HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING, for seniors, staff members of the Senior Health Insurance Program discuss Medicare, supplemental insurance, questions about claims and more. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wheaton Branch Library, 11701 Georgia Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-590-2819.

STROKE SURVIVORS THERAPY, a staff member from the Montgomery County Stroke Association discusses "Computer-Aided Speech-Language Therapy for Stroke Survivors with Aphasia." 1-2:30 p.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Requested donation, $15; registration requested. 301-622-2282.

LUPUS INFORMATION, a staff member of Lupus Mid-Atlantic presents an education program, "Let's Talk About Your Lupus." 6:30 p.m., Bethesda Public Library, 7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda. Free. For more information or a free packet of information, call 800-777-0934.

OLNEY BOOK TALK, Carson McCullers' novel "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter." 7 p.m., Olney Branch Library, 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Rd., Olney. Free. 301-570-1232.

AUTHOR LECTURE, Curtis Sittenfeld discusses her book "Prep: A Novel." 7:30 p.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; registration requested. 301-656-2797.

Wednesday 13

COMPUTER BASICS CLASS, a volunteer gives one-on-one instruction on creating documents, sending e-mail, using the library catalog and searching the Internet; each session is half an hour, by appointment. 1-3 p.m., Olney Branch Library, 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Rd., Olney. Free; appointment required. 301-570-1232.

MUSICAL PROGRAM, performer Billy B. Brennan, performing as "Billy B.," presents "The Rain Forest Chorus." 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., Damascus Branch Library, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Free; tickets required, available at the library. 301-253-5100.

UPCOUNTY SERVICES CENTER, a Montgomery County government representative answers questions about county services. 2-4 p.m., Quince Orchard Branch Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.

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 the Montgomery County Police Department. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 14901 Broschart Rd., Rockville. Free; registration required. 800-204-8600.

RAIN FORESTS ALIVE, animal specialists present animals of the rain forest, including a boa constrictor, a caiman, an iguana and more. 7 p.m., White Oak Branch Library, 11701 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-622-2492.

SCIENCE PROGRAM, for ages 6 and older, staff members from the Maryland Science Center present "Science to Amaze and Intrigue." 7 p.m., Quince Orchard Branch Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.

INSECTS ALIVE PROGRAM, etymology specialists allow visitors to interact with live insects. 7 p.m., Aspen Hill Branch Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville. Free. 240-773-9410.

CLASSICAL DANCE OF INDIA, for ages 5 and older, dancer Laksmi Swaminathan presents a program of dance and stories of ancient India. 7 p.m., Little Falls Branch Library, 5501 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda. Free. 301-320-4880.

STORY TIME PROGRAM, for ages 3 and older, Mark Shepherd presents "Tropical Camp Story Time," including instruments, puppets, songs and stories. 7 p.m., Kensington Park Branch Library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington. Free. 301-897-2211.

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.

CHILDREN'S THEATER, for ages 5 and older, Rainbow Theatre Company presents "The Story of Ferdinand," based on the classic children's book about a peace-loving bull by Munro Leaf. 7:30 p.m., Silver Spring Branch Library, 8901 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-565-7689.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY FAIR PROGRAM, learn about the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, scheduled for Aug. 12-20 in Gaithersburg, and meet a surprise animal. 7 p.m., Bethesda Branch Library, 7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda. Free. 240-777-0970.

Thursday 14

HEALTHY HEART WORKSHOP, for all ages, drop-in, learn about nutrition, health and exercise through crafts and other activities, sponsored by the Rockville Library and the Montgomery County Recreation Department. 1-4 p.m., Rockville Branch Library, 99 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free. 240-777-6821.

COPING WITH GRIEF, for people who have lost spouses or significant others because of death, divorce or other relationship transitions, three speakers from AARP discuss the emotional and social challenges of loss and building new associations. 1:15-2:15 p.m. Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

RAIN FOREST ANIMAL, staff members of Reptiles Alive discuss animals of the rain forest and exhibit a reptile. 2 p.m., Wheaton Branch Library, 11701 Georgia Ave., Wheaton. Free; tickets required and available at the children's desk. 240-777-0678.

AGRICULTURAL FAIR PREVIEW, representatives from the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair visit and exhibit familiar animals. 2 p.m., Poolesville Branch Library, 19633 Fisher Ave. Poolesville. Free. 301-972-7800.

OLNEY MAGIC SHOW, for ages 6 and older, magician Mike Rose demonstrates tricks. 2 p.m., Olney Branch Library, 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Rd., Olney. Free; tickets required; available at the library. 301-570-1232.

OPERA MUSIC CONCERT, Operatunities Singers perform solo and duet opera arias from Giuseppe Verdi's "Rigoletto," George Bizet's "Carmen" and Giacoma Puccini's "Tosca"; plus Broadway tunes, spirituals and an Italian folksong. 7 p.m., Twinbrook Branch Library, 202 Meadow Hall Dr., Rockville. Free. 240-777-0240.

AUTHOR LECTURE, Linda Greenhouse, U.S. Supreme Court reporter for The New York Times, discusses "Becoming Justice Blackmun." 7:30 p.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; registration requested. 301-656-2797.

BETHESDA CLOWN APPEARANCE, a fast-food personality visits the library. 8 p.m., Bethesda Branch Library, 7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda. Free. 240-777-0970.

-- Compiled by TINA TOLL

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