LINE DANCING CLASSES, for seniors, socialize, exercise and learn new steps. 12:45-2:15 p.m. Thursdays, through Dec. 15; no class, Nov. 24, Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source, 8580 Second Ave., Silver Spring. $18.75; registration required. 301-754-3404.
WHEATON HEALTH LECTURE, Melanie Polk, nutritionist and program manager for Montgomery County's Nutrition Department, discusses trans fat, omega-3 fatty acids, saturated and monosaturated fats, and false fat (olestra); with a question-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 subtleties of form and seasonal color change many conifers 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; plus 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 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 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.
SENIORS HEALTH FAIR, Holy Cross Hospital staff members provide flu and pneumonia vaccinations, blood pressure screenings, memory assessments, medication consultations and more. 9 a.m.-noon, Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source, 8580 Second Ave., Silver Spring. Admission, free; pneumonia shots, $20; flu shots, $10; vaccinations for Medicare members with Medicare number, free; registration required for shots. 301-754-3404.
LIBRARY BOOK SALE, used books for sale, sponsored by Friends of the Potomac Library. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Potomac Branch Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac. Admission, free; most hardbacks, $1; paperbacks, 50 cents. 240-777-0690.
INTERNET CLASS, a library staff member teaches how to find things on the Web. 9 a.m., Damascus Branch Library, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Free. 240-773-9444.
BUTTERFLY PROGRAM, members of the Washington Area Butterfly Club present "Butterflies on the Roof," information about roofs with plant materials that attract butterflies; and slides of one of the first private "green roofs" in the area. 10 a.m., Teale Learning Center, Audubon Naturalist Society Headquarters, 8940 Jones Mill Rd., Chevy Chase. Free. 703-354-9668 or 301-652-9188.
TAPESTRY LECTURE, Ruth Manning, fiber artist, discusses and displays with slides her progression in tapestry weaving; sponsored by the Potomac Craftsmen Guild. 10 a.m.-noon, Rockville Arts Place, 9300 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-977-5282.
ROCKVILLE ALS CAREGIVER SUPPORT, for Montgomery County caregivers of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients, sponsored by the ALS Association. 1-3 p.m., Adventist HealthCare, Shady Grove Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9701 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Free. 301-978-9855.
BRASS BAND CONCERT, for all ages, the U.S. Navy Band's Brass Quartet plays old and new musical numbers. 2 p.m., Kensington Park Branch Library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington. Free. 301-897-2211.
FORENSIC SCIENCE LECTURE, Walter F. Rowe, professor at George Washington University, discusses "The Interaction of Battlefield Archaeology and Forensic Science," about a newly recognized discipline in which archaeological methods are used to interpret human behavior on the battlefield; sponsored by the National Capital Area Skeptics. 2 p.m., Bethesda Branch Library, 7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda. Free. 240-777-0970.
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.
COMMUNITY ARTS PARTY, for all ages, "Art From the Heart," art activities and other creative pastimes (all supplies provided), plus food and music; to benefit hurricane relief efforts; sponsored by the Women's Caucus for Art of Greater Washington. 7-9:30 p.m., River Road Unitarian Church, 6301 River Rd., Bethesda. $5; 12 and younger, free. Marilyn Hayes, 703-522-5595 or Jennifer Judelsohn, 703-256-0485.
POET LAUREATE LECTURE, Michael Glaser, Maryland's poet laureate, encourages residents to read, write and listen to poetry in a lecture titled "Poets Corner: A Conversation With Maryland's Poet Laureate"; plus a children's puppet show and poetry workshop, presented by the Maryland Humanities Council, sponsored by the Boyds Civic Association, Boyd-Maughlin House Curators and Legacy Homes International. 7:30 p.m., Boyd-Maughlin House, 15215 Barnesville Rd., Boyds. Free. Marilyn DeReggi, 301-540-8586.
HOLIDAY HEALTH FAIR, "Surviving the Holidays," including vegetarian holiday recipes, celebration ideas from around the world and medical professionals providing free health screenings and fitness consultations. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Keystone Room, Takoma Park Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 6810 Eastern Ave. NW, Takoma Park. $5; individuals in groups of five or more, $4; family rate, $15. 202-829-4800.
COMMUNITY SERVICE THRIFT SHOP SALE, a "Christmas/Hanukah Super Sale" with half-price on all merchandise except consignment items; proceeds go to sponsoring organizations and must be spent on community services in the county; sponsored by county chapters of the five organizations that make up the Montgomery County Thrift Shop Association (Auxiliary of Suburban Hospital, Planned Parenthood, National Council of Jewish Women, Mental Health Association and Federation of Women's Clubs). Noon-4 p.m., 7125-27 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Admission, free. 301-654-0063.
CULINARY AUTHOR LECTURE, Pierre Laszlo, scientist and author of "Salt: Grain of Life," discusses "Daily and Festival Foods and Drinks in a French Village"; sponsored by the Culinary Historians of Washington. 2:30-4:30 p.m., Bethesda/Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, Meeting Room A, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda. Free. 301-320-6979.
KIDS AND ADULTS STORY TIME, for children and their caregivers, stories, songs and rhymes. 3:30 p.m., Fairland Branch Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Free. 240-773-9460.
BABIES STORY TIME, for children 23 months and younger and caregivers, nursery rhymes, songs and age-appropriate books; sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Washington Adventist Hospital. 10:30 a.m., Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 240-777-0910.
BOOK DISCUSSION, Michael Chabon's novel "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay." 1 p.m., Aspen Hill Branch Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville. Free. 240-773-9410.
BETHESDA SCRABBLE CLUB, learn how to play or improve your skills. 3:30 p.m. Mondays, Little Falls Library, 5501 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda. Free. 301-320-4880.
GAITHERSBURG PHOTOGRAPHY LECTURE, David McMasters, a freelance photographer, discusses "Night Photography," followed by aslide, 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.
YOUTH BOOK DISCUSSION, Glendon Swarthout's novel "Bless the Beasts and the Children." 7 p.m., Quince Orchard Branch Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.
LEARNING DISABILITIES LECTURE, doctor Sanford R. Cohen discusses the relationship between vision and learning, including visual problems, learning disabilities, exercises, optical devices and specialized computers that help the brain better control eye function. 7 p.m., Special Needs Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Free; registration required. 240-777-0960, TTY: 301-897-2217 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MIDDLE EAST HISTORY BOOK TALK, Bernard Lewis's history "What Went Wrong?: The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East"; copies available for checkout at the circulation desk. 7:30 p.m., Silver Spring Branch Library, 8901 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 240-773-9420.
WHEATON BOOK DISCUSSION, Philip Roth's novel "The Plot Against America." 11 a.m., Wheaton Branch Library, 11701 Georgia Ave., Wheaton. Free. 240-777-0678.
COMPUTER TUTORING, one-on-one help with using the computer to create documents, send e-mail, use the library catalog, search the Web and more. 1 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Olney Branch Library, 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Rd., Olney. Free; registration required. 301-570-1232.
HOME HEATING WORKSHOP, Charles Garlow, board member of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, and Bill DiEnna, member of the Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium, discuss "Going Green at Home," how to make your home more energy efficient and cut down on costs; small steps to take and alternative energy systems to consider; sponsored by Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and the city of Gaithersburg. 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, commission auditorium, 8787 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, 301-495-4540, and 7:30-9 p.m. Nov. 17, Activities Center, Bohrer Park at the Summit Hall Farm, 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, 301-258-6310. Free.
BOOK DISCUSSION, Nuala O'Faolain's novel "My Dream of You." 7:30 p.m., Damascus Branch Library, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Free. 240-773-9444.
CIVIL RIGHTS AUTHOR LECTURE, Juan Williams, journalist and author of "My Soul Looks Back in Wonder," discusses lesser known figures of the Civil Rights Movement. 8 p.m., Silver Spring Branch Library, 8901 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 240-773-9420.
BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING, service provided by the American Red Cross. 10 a.m.-noon, Wheaton Branch Library, 11701 Georgia Ave., Wheaton. Free. 240-777-0678.
BOOK DISCUSSION, Geraldine Brooks's "Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague." 1 p.m. Potomac Branch Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac. Free. 240-777-0690.
BOOK DISCUSSION, Sheri Holman's novel "The Dress Lodger." 2 p.m., Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 240-777-0910.
UPCOUNTY SERVICES INFORMATION, a Montgomery County representative answers questions about county services. 2 p.m., Quince Orchard Branch Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.
WHEATON IMMIGRATION CLINIC, for immigrants and refugees, lawyers and trained volunteers lend assistance on immigration issues. 6-8 p.m., Charles W. Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity, 11319 Elkin St., Wheaton. Free. 240-777-4940.
FLANNEL BOARD WORKSHOP, for child care providers, Margarete Levy, a children's librarian, discusses flannel board stories and shows how to make a flannel board and story characters; bring an unused, medium-sized, take-out pizza box and a dark piece of felt large enough to cover the lid; other materials provided. 6:30 p.m., Silver Spring Branch Library, 8901 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Free; registration required. 240-773-9420.
LUNG CANCER LECTURE, Claudia Henschke, a doctor, researcher and radiologist at Weill New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, discusses an increased incidence of lung cancer in non-smoking women; the effectiveness of cotomography screening in early detection and prevention; and smoking cessation strategies; plus a discussion of three-dimensional and virtual reality imaging diagnostic techniques that were developed by Henschke. 7-8:30 p.m., Professional and Community Education Center, Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free; registration required. 301-754-8800.
JEWISH LITERATURE LECTURE, Faye Moskowitz, an author and professor at George Washington University, discusses Jewish identity and imagination in Cynthia Ozick's novel "The Puttermesser Papers"; copies available for checkout at the circulation desk; sponsored by the American Library Association, Friends of the Library (Bethesda Chapter) and Nextbook, a New York-based group that promotes Jewish literature. 7:30 p.m., Bethesda Branch Library, 7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda. Free; registration required. 240-777-0970.
WHITE OAK LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSION, Sebastien Japrisot's novel "A Very Long Engagement." 7:30 p.m., White Oak Branch Library, 11701 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-622-2492.
FREDERICK CIVIL WAR HISTORY LECTURE, Larry Moore, Civil War historian, genealogist and author, discusses "The Formation of Mount Olivet Cemetery and Interesting Events that Occurred in Frederick County During the War"; sponsored by the Genealogy Club of the Montgomery County Historical Society. 7:30 p.m., first-floor auditorium, County Council Building, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free. 301-424-1628.
AVIAN FLU LECTURE, Catherine Luke, a microbiologist, discusses "Avian Flu (Bird Flu): Properties, Pandemics and Prevention." 7:30 p.m., Globe Hall, High Technology and Science Center, Montgomery College, 20200 Observation Dr., Germantown. Free. Susan Bontems, 301-353-7740.
UPCOUNTY SERVICES TALK, a Montgomery County representative answers questions about county services. 10 a.m., in the lobby, Damascus Branch Library, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Free. 240-773-9444.
MEDICAL FILMS FESTIVAL, "Treasures of the National Library of Medicine's Film Collection," featuring rarely seen films, from the silent era to the 1970s, dealing with infectious disease, health and hygiene, cancer and more; refreshments. 6 p.m., Lister Hill Center Auditorium, first floor of Building 38A, National Institutes of Health, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Free. 301-496-6308.
AUTHORS TALK ON PUBLISHING TIPS, Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson, author of "The Parallel Universe of Liars," "Target," "A Fast and Brutal Wing" and "Dumb Love," and Amy Stolls, author of "Palms to the Ground," discuss how to get published; sponsored by the Friends of the Rockville Library; free parking available the Council Office Building garage (entrance off E. Jefferson Street at the intersection with Monroe Street). 7 p.m., Executive Office Building Auditorium, 101 Monroe St., Rockville. Free. Diane Monnier, 240-777-0158.
ROSE DISCUSSION, a panel discussion of rose growing over the past year; sponsored by the Potomac Rose Society. 7:30-9:30 p.m., McLean Governmental Center, 1437 Balls Hill Rd., McLean. Free. 301-869-4948.
-- Compiled by TINA TOLL
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