“Histories, Heroes and Small Moments” exhibit opening Nathan Loda, an American realist oil painter, creates his work through old photographs, folklore, ancient artifacts and letters. Open Thursday-Sunday, noon-5:30 p.m., through June 5 or by appointment. Vernissage on Sunday, noon-3 p.m. with live music by Bud Wilkinson. Adah Rose Gallery, 3766 Howard Ave., Kensington. 301-922-0162. adahrosegallery.com. Free.
“The Emperor’s Nightingale” Set in 18th-century China, a magical bird helps a headstrong prince become a king. Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale. Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sunday at 11 a.m. and Tuesday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Glen Echo Park, Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2270. adventuretheatre-mtc.org. $19.50.
Kenwood Cherry Blossoms and Spring Flowers Walk Seasonal 10K (rated 2A) and 5K (rated 1A) self-guided daily walks on the Capitol Crescent Trail and on streets through the Kenwood neighborhood. The 10K trail is suitable for strollers but not for wheelchairs. The 5K is suitable for strollers and wheelchairs. Sponsored by the Seneca Valley Sugarloafers Volksmarch Club. You must register for the walk in the “Start Box” at Starbucks. Starbucks Bethesda, Shops at Sumner Place, 4611-E Sangamore Rd., Bethesda. 301-946-5496. firstname.lastname@example.org. Free; Volksmarch credit, $3.
Medication Review Take your medications for a consult with a Holy Cross Health pharmacist on proper dosing, possible drug interactions and side effects. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Holy Cross Germantown Hospital, 19801 Observation Dr., Germantown. 301- 557-6000. Free.
Historic House Tour registration: National Park Seminary A self-guided tour on May 1, 1-5 p.m., of select historic interiors at the historic school, now renovated as unique residences. The tour includes two former sorority houses and condo units in the former dining room, music hall, president’s house and gymnasium. Refreshments and history displays. Reserve a ticket by Friday. National Park Seminary Ballroom, 9610 Dewitt Dr., Silver Spring. email@example.com. saveourseminary.org. $35; in advance, $30.
Retrospective of abstract artist Werner Drewes and opening reception The exhibit features the Bauhaus American artist’s trademark multilayered, hand-rubbed woodcuts, as well as oils and collages, abstracts and representational watercolors. Bobby Donovan of the Hyattstown Mill Arts Project will give opening comments at the Friday reception, 6-9 p.m. Through May 23. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. 301-215-7990. bethesda.org/bethesda/gallery-b-exhibitions. Free.
Imagination Stage Acting Conservatory: “Lord of the Flies” The adaptation of William Golding’s book follows along the plot of the classic story about a group of boys marooned on a coral island, with an added twist of a nearly all-girls cast. Friday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. Imagination Stage, Christopher and Dana Reeve Theatre, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. 301-280-1660. imaginationstage.org. $10.
Brian Brooks Moving Company: everythingallatonceatthesametime Choreographer Brian Brooks and lighting designer Joe Levasseur team up for this sculptural installation, in which dancers are immersed in a 3-D map. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. American Dance Institute, 1570 E. Jefferson St., Rockville. 855-263-2623. firstname.lastname@example.org. americandance.org. $30; seniors, $20; and students with valid ID, $15.
Quotidian Theatre Company: “A Lesson From Aloes” Athol Fugard’s anti-apartheid drama, “A Lesson From Aloes,” is set in 1963 South Africa, about a liberal Afrikaner involved in anti-apartheid activity, his wife recovering from a nervous breakdown and their black friend just released from prison. Directed by Washington Stage Guild’s Laura Giannarelli. Visit the website for performance schedule and ticket information. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. 301-816-1023. http://aloes.bpt.me/. $15-$30.
Cars ’N Coffee Bethesda For car enthusiasts, a weekly meetup to discuss and show off your cars. First coffee free. Saturdays, 8-10 a.m. Corner Bakery Cafe Bethesda, 10327 Westlake Dr. , Bethesda. 301-217-0049. Free.
Gaithersburg police’s Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Safely and anonymously dispose of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs at the Gaithersburg Police Station. No liquids or syringes will be accepted. Part of the National Prescription Drug Take-Back initiative. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. A prescription drop box is also available in the lobby throughout the year from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Gaithersburg Police Department, 14 Fulks Corner Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6400. gaithersburgmd.gov. Free.
Swarmin’ Spring Sale More than 25 local crafters and vendors selling jewelry, cosmetics, gourmet food, household items, textiles, used books and more. Door prizes. Proceeds from the PTSA fundraiser will support the school’s academic, cultural and social programs. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Damascus High School, 25921 Ridge Rd., Damascus. 240-207-2400. email@example.com. dhsptsa.weebly.com.
2nd annual Montgomery County GreenFest Activities for all ages include live music and performances on the outdoor stage, electric vehicles, films, nature photography walk with artist Joanne Miller, exhibitors and workshops. Featured speaker is Gina McCarthy, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. She will discuss building a greener community and improving the environment. Panel discussions on transportation, energy green infrastructure and the sharing economy. Food trucks. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park. 240-777-7753. firstname.lastname@example.org. montgomerycountygreenfest.org. Free.
“Move More Montgomery” festival Fitness activities for all ages, special guest Diane Cho, an WJLA-Channel 7 reporter, demonstrations, entertainment, “fido fitness” area, healthy walk, vendors, snacks and more. Noon-4 p.m. Bauer Drive Community Center, 14625 Bauer Dr., Rockville. 240-777-6973. montgomerycountymd.gov/rec. Free.
Chocolate Truffle Factory Tour Take a 15 to 30 minute tour of the factory, taste samples and learn about the history of chocolate and the manufacturing process involving beans, including roasting, winnowing, pre-grinding and refining. Visit the Web site for tour times and availability. Saturdays-Sundays, 2-6 p.m. SPAGnVOLA Chocolatier Factory, 360 Main St., Gaithersburg. 240-654-6972. spagnvola.com. Free; registration required.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Led by Andrey Boreyko, the BSO presents a program featuring Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5, the BSO premiere of Victoria Borisova-Ollas’s “The Kingdom of Silence” and Tchaikovsky’s “Variations on a Rococo Theme” with cellist Dariusz Skoraczewski. 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 410-783-8000. bsomusic.org. $35-$99.
“Dare To Be You” Girls Summit Highlights of the program for girls 9-17 include workshops on etiquette, building self-esteem and goal setting for the future. Plus, stories from motivated, empowered and successful women. Registered participants will receive a free makeover and mini-photo shoot. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mid-County Community Recreation Center, 2004 Queensguard Rd., Silver Spring. 240-777-6820. apm.activecommunities.com/montgomerycounty. Free; registration required. Course no. 17418.
Singer Songwriters: Marti Jones and Don Dixon The husband-and-wife duo will lead a 3 p.m. workshop and perform a combination Americana, jangle pop, Southern-style soul and alt-rock concert at 7:30 p.m. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. gaithersburgmd.gov. $50, workshop and concert; $30, concert only. Registration required.
“See the Light” exhibit closing A juried exhibition of glass art by members of the National Capital Art Glass Guild. Noon-4 p.m. Closes on Sunday. VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. 301-315-8200. visartsatrockville.org. Free.
Books and Fellowship Discussion A “hot topics” discussion on current events. The Books and Fellowship group are Jewish singles 45 and older who meet various Sundays. All are welcome. 10 a.m.-noon, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. 301-530-4153. email@example.com. jccgw.org. Free.
Foreign film: “In Bloom” A screening of directors Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross’s 2013 film about two young girls growing up in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi in the early 1990s after the collapse of the Soviet Union. In Georgian with English subtitles. 10 a.m. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. 301-652-7273. cinemaartbethesda.org. $15 at the door includes coffee, bagels and post-film discussion.
5th Annual “Grow It Eat It” Open House Learn how to grow your own food, basic vegetable gardening, hydroponic gardening, edible flowers, soil improvement and tomato tasting and more. Activities for all ages. Visit the website for details and class registrations. Sponsored by Montgomery County Master Gardeners. Noon-4 p.m. University of Maryland Extension Office, 18410 Muncaster Rd., Derwood. 301-590-9638. firstname.lastname@example.org. extension.umd.edu. Most parts of the event are free. Donations appreciated.
“Physiography: A Sense of Place” exhibit closing Maryland artist Anna Fine Foer’s solo exhibition of map collages layered with metaphors, symbols, political, and religious themes closes on Sunday. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. email@example.com. blackrockcenter.org. Free.
Leisure World Green Environmental Fair Highlights of the fair that celebrate the birds and bees include live music from Tom Ross, speakers include Laura Miller, a Montgomery County arborist, and Libby Sander, an editor for American Bird Conservancy, a presentation on large scale food recycling, a program on bee pollination and nature-themed activities for children. 1-3:30 p.m. Leisure World of Maryland, Club House 1, 3700 Rossmoor Blvd., Silver Spring. 240-669-9587. lwmc.com. Free.
Murray Perahia A performance by the concert pianist. 4 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 202-785-9727. washingtonperformingarts.org. $40-$100.
Claremont Trio The piano trio performs works by Haydn, Dvorak, and Schubert. 7:30 p.m. Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. 301-348-3779. firstname.lastname@example.org. jccgw.org. $31-$41.
Student vocal competition registration deadline Attention middle and high school students: Enter by Sunday for the “If You Can Sing It, Bring It!” competition for amateur singers and entertainers. To register, students must submit a song list and lyrics. The competition will take place May 7 at Fair Hill Shops. For rules and details, visit the Fair Hill Shops Facebook Page (Sing It/Bring It Photo Album). Fair Hill Plaza, 18100 Town Center Dr., Olney. email@example.com. 240-453-3000. fairhillshops.com. facebook.com/fairhillshops.
8th Annual Active Aging Expo Learn about staying safe online, estate planning and Medicare updates. Fitness demonstrations, facials, massages, manicures, preventive screenings, caricature drawings, faux tattoos and a photo booth. Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village. Note: The nearby Benjamin Gaither Center will be closed during the event as all staff members will be involved. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Bohrer Park Activity Center, 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6380. gaithersburgmd.gov. Free.
Law Day @ Schweinhaut Senior Center Attorneys will prepare advance directives at no charge. Sponsored by Sandy Spring Trust. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. 240-777-8086. Free; registration required.
Caregiver Support Group via Telephone A free support group for spouses and adult children. Call in advance to obtain access number for the conference call. Visit the website for a complete list of caregiver support groups. Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Holy Cross Hospital. 301-754-7152. holycrosshealth.org/caregiversupport. Free; registration required.
Barrett’s Esophagus Lecture Health professionals from MedStar Georgetown University Hospital discuss the long-term effects of acid reflux. Refreshments will be served. 7-8:30 p.m. Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, White Oak B Conference Room, 5701 Marinelli Rd., Bethesda. 855-546-1185. medstargeorgetown.org/CommunityLectures. Free; registration required.
Bocce Ball For all experience levels. A relaxed and strategic game with an ancient lineage played with one small target ball and eight larger balls. Meets on Wednesdays and Saturdays. 11 a.m. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. 240-777-8086. Free.
Master Gardeners: “Happy Houseplants” Tips from gardening professionals on how to grow healthy houseplants and keep them flourishing. 1-2 p.m. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. 240-777-8086. Free.
Montgomery Hospice: Remembering Mom and Dad A workshop for adults that have lost a parent or parents. Led by Montgomery Hospice professional counselors. 7-8:30 p.m. Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Dr., Rockville. 301-921-4400. Free; registration required.
Cinco de Mayo Luncheon Chef Sue prepares a seasonal meal for the annual celebration. The menu is available at the reception desk. Noon-2 p.m. Damascus Senior Center, 9701 Main St., Damascus. 240-777-6995. Age 55-59 $7; 60 and older, donations accepted. Reservation required.
Billy Hart Quartet The jazz drummer with Mark Turner on saxophone, Ben Street on bass and Ethan Iverson on piano. 8 p.m. Amp by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. ampbystrathmore.com. $35-$45.
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