Thursday 25

UPCOUNTY SERVICES CENTER TALK, a county representative answers questions about government services. 10 a.m.-noon today and Sept. 1, Damascus Library lobby, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Free. 240-773-9444.

SENIOR CENTER CONCERT, pianist, singer and recording artist Karen Devitt performs jazz, Broadway songs, classical works and other selections. 1 p.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.

GAITHERSBURG INTERNET BASICS CLASS, for beginners. 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-840-2515.

ENGLISH CLASSES REGISTRATION, for non-English-speaking adult residents of Montgomery County, classes to be held in the evenings, Sept. 12-June, at the Silver Spring International Middle School on 313 Wayne Ave. Tests will determine which of five class levels is best for those taking the course. Registration deadline is 5-8 p.m. today, Rosemary Hills Community School, 2111 Porter St., Silver Spring. Free. For more information, call Sophie Ryder at 301-562-2899.

ROCKVILLE BOOK DISCUSSION, Kevin Boyle's "Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights and Murder in the Jazz Age," about historical events that followed a black family's 1925 move into a house in a white Detroit neighborhood, and a subsequent murder trial. 7 p.m., Rockville Library, 99 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free. 240-777-0140.

GAITHERSBURG BOOK DISCUSSION, Malcolm Gladwell's "Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking," about the importance of getting correct facts before making judgments. 7:30 p.m., Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.

Friday 26

CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH CLASSES, for those of all experience levels wishing to improve their skills. Free.

* 10 a.m. Friday, 9 a.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, and 10 a.m. Sept. 1, Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg, 240-777-0200;

* 10:30 a.m. Saturday and Tuesday, and 7 p.m. Sept. 1, Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg, 301-840-2515;

* 11 a.m. Saturday, Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., Silver Spring, 240-777-0910;

* 3 p.m. Saturday, Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac, 240-777-0690;

* 10 a.m. Tuesday, Rockville Library, 99 Maryland Ave., Rockville, 240-777-0140;

* 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville, 240-773-9410.

* 7 p.m. Wednesday, Silver Spring Library, 8901 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 240-773-9420.

* 10 a.m. Sept. 1, Twinbrook Library, 202 Meadow Hall Dr., Rockville. 240-777-0240;

* 7 p.m. Sept. 1, Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Ave., Wheaton, 240-777-0678.

FAIRLAND STORY TIME, for preschool children, stories, songs and finger plays. 10:30 a.m., Fairland Branch Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Free. 301-421-5400.

ROCKVILLE TIME-MANAGEMENT TALK, Eliane Herdani discusses how to establish priorities, make healthy choices and manage time more effectively. 1-3 p.m., Commission for Women's Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. $16; registration required. 240-777-8300.

WHEATON DANCING FOR SENIORS, music by the John Brown Band and vocalist Dolly Bennof. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. 301-468-4448.

Saturday 27

BURTONSVILLE COMPUTER CLASS, how to get information with a computer. 9 a.m., Fairland Branch Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Free; registration required. 301-421-5400.

ROCKVILLE LIBRARY SKILLS TRAINING, basic library catalog and database research procedures. 9 a.m., Rockville Library, 99 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free. 240-777-0140.

BETHESDA INTERNET CLASS, for beginners; bring your library card. 9:15 a.m., Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Free. 240-777-0922.

GARDENING HELP, master gardeners answer 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.

CHILDREN'S MUSIC PROGRAM, for ages 4 and younger accompanied by a caretaker, music teacher Nancy Nuttle leads music and movement activities. 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Silver Spring Branch Library, 8901 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-565-7689.

YOUTH CRAFT WORKSHOP, for ages 12-19, make a duct tape project. 2 p.m., Silver Spring Library, 8901 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Free; registration required. 301-565-7689.

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

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

Sunday 28

ROCKVILLE ALS CAREGIVER SUPPORT, for Montgomery County caregivers of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients, sponsored by the ALS Association, 2-4 p.m. Adventist HealthCare, 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 29

SILVER SPRING SUPPORT GROUP, for children of aging parents. 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays, Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-754-7152.

EARLY PREGNANCY CLASS, for expectant couples in the first six months of pregnancy. Topics include fetal growth and development, nutrition, exercise, role of the partner, and do's and don'ts. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Holy Cross Resource Center, 9805 Dameron Dr., Silver Spring. Couples, $10; registration required. 301-754-8800

SILVER SPRING GRANDPARENTING TALK, caring for new grandchildren and a tour of the hospital's maternity facility. 7-9 p.m., Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. $10; couples, $18. 301-754-8800.

SPANISH CONVERSATION CLUB, English speakers practice Spanish in conversation led by native Spanish speakers. 7 p.m. Monday, Quince Orchard Branch Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg, 240-777-0200; 7:15 p.m. Monday, Olney Library, 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Rd., Olney, 301-570-1232; 7 p.m. Tuesday, Silver Spring Library, 8901 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, 240-773-9420. Free.

Tuesday 30

ESOPHAGUS HEALTH LECTURE, gastroenterologist Martin I. Golding discusses risks associated with heartburn, including esophageal disease. 1 p.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.

COMPUTER CLASS, how to get information with a computer. 6 p.m., Fairland Branch Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Free; registration required. 301-421-5400.

Wednesday 31

BETHESDA CHILDREN'S PROGRAM, for ages 2 and younger, a librarian engages children in songs, stories and other activities to improve language skills. 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., Little Falls Library, 5501 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda. Free. 301-320-4880.

BURTONSVILLE STORY TIME, for preschool children, stories, songs and finger plays. 10:30 a.m., Fairland Branch Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Free. 301-421-5400.

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.

WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION TALK, how to communicate more effectively and build skills for conflict resolution. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Commission for Women's Counseling and Career Center, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. $16; registration required. 240-777-8300.

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.

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.

Thursday 1

STORIES AND MORE, for ages 18-24 months and a caregiver, a librarian leads a program of stories, songs, rhymes and finger plays. 10:30 a.m., Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac. Free. 240-777-0690.

BETHESDA CHILDREN'S STORIES, for ages 3-6, a librarian conducts activities with books, music and more. 10:30 a.m., Little Falls Library, 5501 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda. Free. 301-320-4880.

GAITHERSBURG INTERNET BASICS, for beginners. 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Free; registration required. 301-840-2515.

WHEATON TRAVELOGUE OF LIBYA, traveler Roger Langsdorf discusses the travel potential for the African nation and shows slides of his 2004 trip there. 1:15 p.m., Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. 301-468-4448.

GAITHERSBURG BOOK DISCUSSION, a librarian leads a discussion of Delores Phillips's novel "The Darkest Child," about a poor family living in a small Georgia town in 1958. 7 p.m., Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.

POTOMAC CHINESE BOOK DISCUSSION, a discussion, in Chinese, of Wenyong Hou's book "The Hospital," in Chinese. 7 p.m., Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac. Free. 240-777-0690.

-- Compiled by TINA TOLL

and GERRI MARMER

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