Thursday, Feb. 28

Mother 2 Daughter Financial Summit registration, for girls and their moms; the March 9 conference includes a presentation on “Empowering Girls to Be Money-Wise,” workshops and roundtable discussions. Participants will be served breakfast and lunch and receive a copy of “Sitting Pretty . . . Or Sitting Duck? Financial Self-Defense for Women.” National 4-H Youth Conference Center, 7100 Connecticut Ave, Chevy Chase. $20; age 18 and younger, $10. Registration required. www.sitting-pretty.org.

Shrimp and Oyster Fest, tickets are available for the March 17 all-you-can-eat steamed shrimp and fried oysters fundraiser for the rescue squad. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, 5020 Battery Lane, Chevy Chase. $45, in advance. 301-977-6634 or www.bccrs.org.

“Bunny Tea” registration, the March 17 event is an afternoon tea with sandwiches, fruits, scones and desserts; favorite stuffed animals are welcome. Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. $20; age 12 and younger, $15. Registration required. 301-258-6425 or www.gaithersburgmd.gov/kentlands.

Conservatory’s “Spring Display,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through April 14. Brookside Gardens Conservatory, 1500 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-962-1400.

Downloading e-books and audiobooks, instruction in downloading files from the library’s digital collections to a WiFi-enabled device. 10:15 a.m. Thursdays, Damascus Library, 9701 Main St. Free; registration required. 240-773-9444.

Free tax-return assistance programs, Thursdays, for seniors and low-income households. RSVP/AARP Tax-Aide: By appointment, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave. Free. 240-777-2577. www.montgomeryserves.org. AARP volunteers: By appointment, starting at 11 a.m. Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville. Free. 240-773-9410. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA): First-come, first-served, starting at 3 p.m. Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Ave. 240-777-0678. Assistance with returns will also be available Saturdays at the Rockville Memorial Library (240-777-0140) and Wednesdays at the Marilyn J. Praisner Library in Burtonsville (240-777-2577).

Friday, March 1

Hospice Caring volunteer training, for information or to register for this month’s training, contact Penny Gladhill, 301-990-8904. Hospice Caring, 518 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. pennyg@hospicecaring.org.

Rain Garden workshops, learn to build a watershed-friendly garden. Take a bag lunch. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. $12; registration required. 301-962-1400 or www.parkpass.org.

Chamber music performances, amateur musicians (intermediate to advanced levels) are invited to play in small ensembles. Sponsored by Montgomery County Chamber Music Society. Please call or e-mail before noon if you wish to play that night. 7:15-9:45 p.m. Fridays, Living Faith Lutheran Church, 1605 Veirs Mill Rd., Rockville. 301-770-0041, mccmsinfo@gmail.com or www.mccms.org.

Friday Night Dance at Glen Echo, Ted Hodapp calls to Contratopia, featuring Erik Sessions (fiddle), Patrice Pakiz (piano, oboe and percussion), Pat O’Loughlin (concertina and banjo) and John Goodin (mandolin and guitar). Beginners lesson at 7:30 p.m., followed by dancing until 11:30 p.m. Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $10; age 21 and younger, $5. 301-634-2222 or www.fridaynightdance.org.

Theater: “Pandora’s Box,” the story of a high school girl struggling to find her place until she happens upon an artifact that opens up possibilities she never could have imagined, including the courage to help a friend in need. Performed by the Pegasus Ensemble, an actors training program for teens with cognitive and/or developmental disabilities. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 6 p.m. Sunday. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. $10. 301-280-1660.

Concert: “Drumline Live!” a marching band and stepping and dancing performance inspired by the 2002 film “Drumline.” 8 p.m., Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. $28-$58. 301-581-5100.

Victorian Lyric Opera Company, Alan Paul directs “Iolanthe,” one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most popular operettas. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Rockville Civic Center Park, F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr. $24; seniors, $20; students, $16. 240-314-8690 or www.vloc.org.

Saturday, March 2

Chevy Chase Art and Craft Fair, paintings, prints, handmade jewelry and accessories, hand-painted furniture, baby clothing and quilts, pottery and more. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase, 7931 Connecticut Ave. 301-652-8480 or wcccmd@hotmail.com.

Public hearing on redistricting, citizens’ comments are invited on the proposed precinct modifications for the 2014 election cycle. For details, go to www.montgomerycountymd.gov. 10 a.m., Montgomery County Board of Elections, 18753 N. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. 240-777-8525.

Foreign Film Series, a screening of “Whale Rider,” the 2002 New Zealand movie about a young girl struggling to prove that she is worthy of tribal leadership. In Maori with English subtitles. 1-3:30 p.m., Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave. Free. 240-773-9590.

Habitat for Humanity benefit concert, a performance by the Work O’ The Weavers folk quartet: David Bernz, Mark Murphy, Martha Sandefer and James Durst. Sponsored by Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Temple Beth Ami, St. Mark Presbyterian Church and Bethesda Jewish Congregation. 7:30 p.m., Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, 6601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda. $30; in advance, $25; age 15 and younger, $10. 301-365-2850 or www.habitat-mc.org.

National Philharmonic, violinist Elena Urioste joins the orchestra in a performance of Russell Peck’s “Signs of Life II,” Steven Gerber’s “Two Lyric Pieces,” Andreas Makris’s violin concerto and Leonard Bernstein’s “Serenade.” 8 p.m., Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. $37-$84. 301-581-5100 or www.nationalphilharmonic.org.

Sunday, March 3

Bethesda central winter market, produce, specialty meats, dairy and baked goods. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, March 10 and 17. 7600 Arlington Blvd. (at Old Georgetown Road), Bethesda. 301-775-6402 or info@centralfarmmarkets.com.

Olney farmers and artists market, beef, cheese, eggs, baked goods, jewelry, paintings, crafts and more on sale inside the museum. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd., Sandy Spring. 202-257-5326 or www.olneyfarmersmarket.org.

Monday, March 4

Rockville Town Square ice rink, noon-10 p.m. weekdays (to 11 p.m. Friday); 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturdays; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays. 131 Gibbs St. $8; age 12 and younger, $7. Skate rental, $3. 301-545-1999. www.rockvilletownsquare.com.

Homework Help, for ages 5 to 18; Paint Branch High School English Honor Society students help with studies. 4-6 p.m. Mondays, Marilyn J. Praisner Branch Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Free. 240-773-9460.

Cafe Muse poetry series, poet Jehanne Dubrow and fiction writer Molly Patterson will read and discuss their work. An open mike will follow. 7 p.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-656-2797.

“Planning for Safe Teen Driving” workshop, for parents; teens may attend as well. Sponsored by the Parent Encouragement Program. 7:30-9:30 p.m., 10100 Connecticut Ave., Kensington. $30; students, $15. Registration required. 301-929-8824 or www.pepparent.org.

Tuesday, March 5

Chess Club, for age 8 and older; learn to play or improve your skills. 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Marilyn J. Praisner Branch Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Free. 240-773-9460.

Downloading eBooks, instruction in downloading files from the library’s digital collections to your WiFi-enabled device. 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays, Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.

Wednesday, March 6

“Grow Your Business” seminar and expo, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business University. 7:30-11:30 a.m., Hilton Hotel, 620 Perry Pwky., Gaithersburg. $60; registration required. 301-840-1400, Ext. 14, or www.ggchamber.org.

“How We Do It: Gardening Demonstrations,” a presentation by Roger Haynes, a Brookside Gardens rosarian, on the spring care of roses. 1-2:30 p.m., Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. $6; registration required. 301-962-1400.

Thursday, March 7

Montgomery Philharmonic community orchestra, the program will include works by Camille Saint-Saens, Mozart, Holst and Tchaikovsky. Proceeds will benefit the high school’s music programs. 7 p.m., Watkins Mill High School, 10301 Apple Ridge Rd., Gaithersburg. $10; seniors and students, $5; age 11 and younger, $1. 240-398-8870.

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton

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