An item in the Nov. 3 Montgomery Extra community calendar listed the incorrect date for the book sale at the Aspen Hill Branch Library in Rockville. The event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. (Published 11/5/2005)
ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUBS, for those interested in improving English language skills in an informal setting with other people for whom English is a second language. Free.
* 7 p.m. today, Tuesday and next Thursday, and 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, Gaithersburg Library, 18830 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg, 301-840-2515;
* 10 a.m. today and next Thursday, and 6:30 p.m. Monday, Twinbrook Community Library, 202 Meadow Hall Dr., Rockville, 240-777-0240;
* 10 a.m. today, tomorrow, Tuesday and next Thursday, and 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg, 240-777-0200;
* 10 a.m. Saturday, Fairland Branch Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, 240-773-9460;
* 11 a.m. Saturday, Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland St., Silver Spring, 240-777-0910;
* 3 p.m. Saturday, Potomac Branch Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac, 240-777-0690;
* 7:15 p.m. Monday, Olney Branch Library, 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Rd., Olney, 301-570-1232;
* 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, 301-871-2094; and,
* 2 p.m. Wednesday, Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda, 240-777-0970.
LIBRARY BOOK SALE. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Aspen Hill Branch Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville. Hardbacks, $1; paperbacks, 50 cents. Admission, free. 240-773-9410.
NATIVE PLANT LANDSCAPING, Rick Lewandowski, director of the Mount Cuba Center in Delaware, which supports plant life in the Appalachian Piedmont region, discusses superior native plants for landscaping. 10-11 a.m., Visitors Center Auditorium, Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. $5; registration required. 301-962-1451.
BASKET BINGO BENEFIT, play bingo to win a Longaberger gift basket or other prize; proceeds benefit the nonprofit Montgomery Hospice. 7-9 p.m., Elks Lodge, 5 Taft Ct., Rockville. $25; in advance, $20. For tickets, call 301-921-4400.
LIBRARY BOOK SALE. 9 a.m.-noon, Germantown Branch Library, 12900 Middlebrook Rd., Germantown. Hardbacks, $1; paperbacks, 50 cents. Admission, free. 240-777-0110.
FLU SHOTS, offered by Suburban Hospital. 9 a.m.-noon, second floor, Lambert Building, Suburban Hospital, 8710 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. $32; registration required (no walk-ins accepted); Medicare accepted with Medicare card. 301-896-3939.
SILVER SPRING WALKING TOUR, Karen Khan, Silver Spring Historical Society member, leads a walking tour of south Silver Spring. 10 a.m.-noon, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Station, 8100 Georgia Ave. (at Sligo Avenue), Silver Spring. $12; free parking; reservations required. 301-565-2519.
DAMASCUS LIBRARY TRAIN PROGRAM, model train layouts, displays by the B&O Historical Society and Operation Lifesaver, live music and a story time; plus a "hobo lunch," including hot dogs, chili dogs, chips, sodas and brownies; sponsored by the Damascus Friends of the Library and the Damascus Senior Center. Program, 10 a.m-4 p.m.; story time, 10:30 a.m., Damascus Branch Library, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Lunch, $1.50-$3; admission, free. 240-773-9444.
TAI CHI CLASS, for beginners, tai chi master David Chen discusses, demonstrates and invites participants to try basic movements of the Chinese self-defense and meditation method. 10-11 a.m., Kensington Park Branch Library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington. Free. 301-897-2211.
SINGLE PARENT ORIENTATION, information on discussion groups, socials, workshops, sports, children's and adult activities and more, sponsored by Parents Without Partners, Chapter 60. 10 a.m., Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, 14919 Shady Grove Rd., Rockville. Free; registration requested. 301-581-9144.
YOUTH BOOK CLUB, Gordon Korman's novel "Son of the Mob." 10:30 a.m., Fairland Branch Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Free. 240-773-9460.
MEDICAL SEMINAR, Giulio Scarzella, a urologist, discusses the causes and treatments available for men suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia. 10:30 a.m.-noon, auditorium, Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-754-7000.
CHILDREN'S AUTHOR LECTURE, for all ages, Michelle Meadows, author of the picture book "The Way the Storm Stops," reads her favorite picture books and talks about her soon-to-be-published book of children's rhyming stories. 11 a.m., Kensington Park Branch Library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington. Free. 301-897-2211.
TEENAGE FITNESS EVENT, learn about good health and nutrition; Spinney Johnson, former Harlem Globetrotter, demonstrates basketball skills; demonstrations of Chinese self-defense methods of tai chi and kung fu; and prizes, gift certificates and snacks. 11 a.m., Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 240-777-0910.
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR, works of local artists and artisans. Noon-5 p.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-656-2797.
CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT, for adults and children able to listen for a full hour, musicians from the National Institutes of Health Chamber Orchestra perform works by Beethoven and Michaud. 2 p.m., Potomac Branch Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac. Free. 240-777-0690.
POETRY WORKSHOP, for all ages, a poet offers feedback on your poetry and suggestions of how to improve; plus discussion about the strengths of your writing. 2 p.m., Little Falls Library, 5501 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda. Free. 301-320-4880.
TALK ON ETHICS OF THE ECONOMY, Richard S. Gilbert, minister and ethicist, discusses "Was Robin Hood Right? Ethics and Economic Justice in America Today," exploring the moral implications of the growing gap between rich and poor in the United States; part of the Ethics in American Society series endowed by the Kiplinger Foundation. 2 p.m., Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda. $10; registration required. 301-493-8300.
HOMEWORK HELP, one-on-one instruction for students of all ages. 4-7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, Wheaton Branch Library, 11701 Georgia Ave., Wheaton. Free; registration required; sign up when you arrive at the library. 240-777-0678.
PARENTING CLASS, for parents of children ages 4-18, staff members discuss "Motivating Children to Do Their Best," learn what motivates children and how to identify and avoid practices that are counterproductive. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Parent Encouragement Program, 10100 Connecticut Ave., Kensington. $30; couples, $55; registration required. 301-929-8824.
BOOK DISCUSSION, Kazuo Ishiguro's novel "When We Were Orphans." 10:30 a.m., Bethesda Branch Library, 7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda. Free. 240-777-0970.
HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING, for seniors, counselors work with individual seniors and family members to help answer questions about claims, supplemental insurance, Medicare and more. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wheaton Branch Library, 11701 Georgia Ave., Wheaton. Free. 240-777-0678.
COMPUTER-AIDED SPEECH THERAPY, for stroke survivors with aphasia, "Software to Improve Memory"; sponsored by the Montgomery County Stroke Association. 1-2:30 p.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free; requested donation, $15; registration required. 301-622-2282.
WHEATON AUTOBIOGRAPHY WORKSHOP, Elizabeth Henley, writer, New York University professor and story coach, discusses ways to collect your life experiences and how to use writing, pictures, scrapbooks and more to tell your story. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.
MEDICARE LECTURE, Leta S. Blank, program coordinator for the Maryland Department of Aging's Senior Health Insurance Program, discusses Medicare and new rules for prescription drugs effective in 2006. 2 p.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; registration requested. 301-656-2797.
SALSA DANCE LESSONS, for seniors, exercise while learning basic salsa dance steps. 2-3 p.m., Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source, 8580 Second Ave., Silver Spring. $15; registration required. 301-754-3404.
JAZZ CONCERT, Sudden Thunder, a jazz trio, performs. 7 p.m., Aspen Hill Branch Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville. Free. 240-773-9410.
AARP DRIVING COURSE, for adults ages 50 and older, a two-day lecture course reviewing Maryland traffic laws and providing strategies to compensate for natural changes as drivers age; participants must attend both days to pass the course and become eligible for any automobile insurance agency discounts. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Montgomery County police, Special Operations Division, 9125A Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg. $10; fee for materials; registration required. 301-840-2771.
WINTER SOUP CLASS, Adrienne Cook, garden and cooking writer, and her sister Danielle Navidi, a caterer, demonstrate how to make rich, heavy soups using ingredients from chicken cacciatore, turkey tetrazzini, chicken pot pie and other meals; plus samples and cooking ideas. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. $20; registration required. 301-962-1451.
HEART DISEASE LECTURE, Lara Eisenberg, a physician and chairman of the Radiology Department at Suburban Hospital, discusses a new technology for noninvasive diagnosing of heart disease. 1 p.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; registration requested. 301-656-2797.
STROKE SURVIVORS SUPPORT, Leigh Roberts, physical therapist and Pilates instructor, discusses "Pilates and Group Exercise for Stroke Survivors"; sponsored by the Silver Spring and Leisure World chapters of the Montgomery County Stroke Association. 1-2:30 p.m., Leisure World, Club House No. 1, 3700 Rossmoor Blvd., Silver Spring. Free; registration required. 301-598-3904.
HEART DISEASE LECTURE, a staff member of Adventist Health Care discusses recent findings on heart disease management and medications. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.
UPCOUNTY SERVICES CENTER TALK, a county representative answers questions about county services. 2-4 p.m., lobby, Quince Orchard Branch Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.
SILVER SPRING CHESS CLUB, for players of all skill levels, learn how to play or play with others. 3:30 p.m., Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 240-777-0910.
MYSTERY BOOKS DISCUSSION, Agatha Christie's first and last Hercule Poirot mysteries, "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" (1920) and "Curtain" (1975). 7 p.m., Gaithersburg Branch Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-840-2515.
STROKE SURVIVORS SUPPORT, sponsored by the Upper County Chapter of the Montgomery County Stroke Association. 7-9 p.m., Shady Grove Adventist Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9701 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Free; registration required. 301-681-6272.
LINE DANCING CLASSES, for seniors, socialize and exercise while learning recent line-dancing steps. 12:45-2:15 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 15, Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source, 8580 Second Ave., Silver Spring. $18.75; registration required. 301-754-3404.
WHEATON FATS AND HEALTH LECTURE, Melanie Polk, nutritionist and program manager for Montgomery County's Nutrition Department, discusses trans fat, omega 3 fats, saturated and monosaturated fat and fake fat (olestra); plus a question-and-answer period. 1:15-2:15 p.m., Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.
WHEATON FALL CONIFER TOUR, Phil Normandy, plant collections manager, leads a tour through conservatories planted in 2000 with conifers and designed to show the subtleties of form and seasonal color change many conifers can exhibit. 1:30-2:30 p.m., Conservatory Entrance, Brookside Gardens, 1500 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. $11; registration required. 301-962-1451.
TV DOCTOR SHOWS PROGRAM, screenings of selected television episodes from "Ben Casey" (1961), "MASH" (1972) and "ER" (1994) featuring heroic and not-so-heroic doctors; refreshments; sponsored by the National Library of Medicine. 6 p.m., Lister Hill Center Auditorium, first floor of Building 38A, National Institutes of Health, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Free. 301-496-6308.
ROCKVILLE BOOK GROUP MEETING, for ages 18 and older, the African American Book Discussion Group of Rockville Library meets to select the books for its 2006 reading list. 6-8 p.m., second floor board room, Rockville Branch Library, 99 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free. 240-777-0078.
CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT, for adults and children ages 5 and older, the Laropa Wind Quintet, with piano, performs a variety of classical compositions. 7 p.m., Twinbrook Branch Library, 202 Meadow Hall Dr., Rockville. Free. 240-777-0240.
GAITHERSBURG PHOTOGRAPHY LECTURE, David McMasters, a freelance photographer, discusses "Night Photography," followed by a slide, print and digital image competition among club members; visitors welcome; sponsored by the Gaithersburg Camera Club. 7 p.m., Gaithersburg Branch Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-921-9323 or 301-871-2979.
-- Compiled by TINA TOLL
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