UPCOUNTY SERVICES CENTER TALK, a county representative answers questions about county services. 10 a.m.-noon today and Aug. 25, in the lobby, Damascus Branch Library, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Free. 301-253-5100.
BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, provided by the American Red Cross. 10-11:45 a.m., Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville. Free. 240-773-4410.
OLNEY CHILDREN'S MUSIC PROGRAM, for ages 4 and younger, Nancy Nuttle leads musical and movement activities. 10:30 a.m., Olney Library, 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Rd., Olney. Free. 301-570-1232.
KIDS MUSIC DEMONSTRATIONS, for ages 2 to 4, members of the Levine School of Music lead a special music demonstration classes. Ages 2-31/2, "Singing Games," 10:30 a.m.; ages 31/2-4, "Exploring Music," 11:15 a.m., Kensington Park Library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington. Free; registration required. 301-897-2211.
NUTRITION LECTURE, Kathleen Toepfer, a Suburban Hospital dietician, discusses new federal nutritional guidelines and recommended eating amounts for age and activity levels. 1-2 p.m., Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Dr., Rockville. Free. 240-314-8810.
BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, a registered nurse will read and record blood pressure, sponsored by the Arden Courts Assisted Living. 1:30-2:30 p.m., Kensington Park Library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington. Free. 301-897-2211.
ECOLOGICAL PROGRAM, members of Reptiles Alive discuss "Rainforest Alive" and introduce live animals. 2 p.m., Poolesville Library, 19633 Fisher Ave., Poolesville. Free. 301-972-7800.
LIBRARY CLOWN SHOW, for ages 5 and older, clowns Pepe and Speck help celebrate the end of summer, part of the library's summer reading program. 2 p.m., Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville. Free. 240-773-4410.
ENGLISH CLASSES REGISTRATION, for non-English-speaking adult residents of Montgomery County, registration for free (except for cost of textbook) classes to be held in the evenings Sept. 12-June at Silver Spring International Middle School, 313 Wayne Ave.; tests will determine which of five class levels is best for each participant. Registration, 5-8 p.m. Monday-Aug. 25, Rosemary Hills Community School, 2111 Porter St., Silver Spring. Free. For more information, call Sophie Ryder at 301-562-2899.
POETRY AND MUSIC, poets Grace Cavalieri and Darcy Shargo read from their works, and Michael Davis plays classical guitar. 7 p.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; registration requested. 301-656-2797.
HEART AILMENTS SUPPORT GROUP, for people with heart disease and their spouses. 7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month, Adventist Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, 9715 Medical Center Dr., No. 130, Rockville. Free. 800-542-5096.
SENIORS SAFETY SEMINAR, Clifford Thomas, Tae Kwon Do master, teaches self-defense tactics an average person can use. 10 a.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.
AUTOHARP PERFORMANCE, Jenny Knight sings ballads and folk songs and plays autoharp. 1-1:30 p.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.
CHORALE MUSIC DEMONSTRATION, Lisa Shaw, conductor at the Levine School of Music and soprano, demonstrates how adult chorale music is undertaken. 1:30-2 p.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.
LIBRARY BOOK PICNIC, for ages 7-12, participants should bring snack and favorite book to discuss. Noon, Fairland Branch Library, 14910 Old Columbia Rd., Burtonsville. Free. 301-421-5400.
INFANT SAFETY AND CPR CLASS, learn how to child-proof your house and respond to infant airway obstruction and cardiac or respiratory arrest. 9:30 a.m., Washington Adventist Hospital, 7600 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. $30; couples, $45; advance registration required. 800-542-5096.
LUPUS SUPPORT GROUP, for those with lupus, sponsored by the Lupus Foundation and the hospital. 10 a.m.-noon, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Weinschel Education Center, 901 Medical Center Dr., Gaithersburg. For more information, call Fran at 703-644-0052.
FAIRLAND BOOK SALE. 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Fairland Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Most hardbacks, $1; paperbacks, 50 cents; admission, free. 301-421-5400.
LIBRARY GARDEN TALKS, master gardeners answer gardening questions. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Quince Orchard Branch Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg, 240-777-0200; and Davis Branch Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, 240-777-0922. Free.
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 MEETING. 7:30 p.m., Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Free. 800-543-4670.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETING. 7:30 p.m., Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Free. 202-966-9115.
CANCER PATIENT COSMETICS CLASS, for women undergoing cancer treatments, cosmetologists and beauticians show how to enhance appearance. 10 a.m., Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Free; registration required. 800-542-5096.
MONDAY MOVIE, "Simon Birch" (1998), starring Joseph Mazzello, Oliver Platt, Ian Michael Smith and Ashley Judd, a comedy based on a John Irving novel, shown on video. 1 p.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.
SPANISH CONVERSATION CLUB, for English-speakers, practice Spanish in casual conversation led by native Spanish speakers. 7 p.m., Quince Orchard Branch Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.
BETHESDA PRESCHOOL MOVIES, for ages 2-6, films based on picture books. 10:30 a.m., Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda. Free. 301-986-4300.
SKIN CARE TALK, an Adventist Hospital healthcare worker discusses how to care for your skin. 10:30 a.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.
WHITE OAK BOOK TALK, Karen Joy Fowler's novel "The Jane Austen Book Club"; copies available for checkout at the information desk. 10:30 a.m., White Oak Branch Library, 11701 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-622-2492.
ALZHEIMER'S MEDICAL LECTURE, Nirjaleshwar Nikhar, a neurologist, discusses Alzheimer's disease, and a staff member from the hospital's Home Health and Personal Care unit discusses support for patients and families. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Montgomery General Hospital, Boyer Community Learning Center, 18101 Prince Philip Dr., Olney. Free; registration required. 301-774-8881.
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP, for those experiencing loss; a safe place to grieve and tools for coping, processing and healing. 7 p.m. Tuesdays, through Sept. 27, Washington Adventist Hospital, 7600 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. 301-891-5265.
PARENT EDUCATION WORKSHOP, "School Daze: Clarifying the Role of Parents in Supporting School Success"; staff members of the Parent Education Office of the YMCA's Youth and Family Services discuss developing positive study habits, avoiding homework power struggles, homework-help techniques and working with school staff and teachers; Spanish translation available. 7-9 p.m., Potomac Branch Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac. Free; registration required. 301-229-1347.
TAKOMA PARK KNITTING GROUP, for enthusiasts ages 10 and older of all experience levels, an informal group meets to knit and crochet. 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month, Savory Cafe, 7071 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. Free. 301-587-7174.
UPCOUNTY SERVICES CENTER TALK, a county representative answers questions about county services. 2-4 p.m., in the lobby, Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.
MUSIC IN THE LIBRARY, for ages 5 and older, Napoleon Gatmaytan, director; Leticia MacDonald, accompanist; and members of the D.C. Federation of Music Clubs perform "Operatunities," works by composers including Henry Purcell and Richard Rodgers, and from productions including "Carmen" and "The Sound of Music"; plus Brazilian folk and Chinese art songs, and American spirituals. 7 p.m., Kensington Park Library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington. Free. 301-897-2211.
RUNAWAYS COUNSELING AND SUPPORT, for runaway youths, their parents or their guardians, Operation Runaway, sponsored by Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health Center and Montgomery County Police Department. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 14901 Broschart Rd., Rockville. Free. 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.
AMERICAN INDIAN SEMINAR, Henry Dickerson, a center member and a storyteller, discusses travels of Native Americans across the Bering Strait to their eventual homes throughout the United States. 11 a.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.
AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP, "Ability With Mobility," a support group for amputees and their caregivers. 6 p.m., Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital, 9909 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Free. For more information, call Sandy at 240-864-6200.
BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP, for brain injury survivors, and their caregivers and family members. 6:30 p.m., Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital, 9909 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Free. For more information, call Tom at 301-294-9205.
ROCKVILLE BOOK DISCUSSION, Kevin Boyle's history "Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights and Murder in the Jazz Age"; sign up at information desk, sponsored by Rockville Library. 7-8:30 p.m., Montgomery County Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free. Lisa Navidi, 240-777-0166.
QUINCE ORCHARD BOOK TALK, Malcolm Gladwell's "Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking"; copies of the book available for checkout to participants. 7:30 p.m., Quince Orchard Branch Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.
-- Compiled by TINA TOLL
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