The “Domestic Pursuits” print and textiles exhibit at BlackRock Center for the Arts features (left to right) Nancy McNamara’s, “Golden Triangle,” Dominie Nash’s, “Stills From A Life 9,” and Hillary Steel’s, “Embrace.” Through April 15. 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 240-912-1058. Free. (Nancy McNamara Dominie Nash Hillary Steel/Courtesy Mark Gulezian/QuickSilver)
Thursday, April 6

Rockville spring leaf collection Through April 14, the city will vacuum leaves in five collection areas throughout Rockville. Rake leaves next to, not in, the roadway. Residents should visit the website for details and an interactive map to learn when leaves will be collected in your area. After April 14, leaves may be left in paper lawn bags or 32-gallon trash cans with yard waste on your collection day. 240-314-8568.

e-Library Help Adults can learn how to access the library’s e-books, e-audiobooks and e-magazines. Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session with a library volunteer. Take your electronic device and library card. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. 240-773-9590. Free; registration required.

Junior Golf Clinic For ages 7-14 to learn about various swings and golf skills. 4:30-5:30 p.m. South Germantown Driving Range Tee Box, 18045 Central Park Cir., Boyds. 301-670-4670. $15; registration required.

STUDIOi Electronics for All A beginner’s workshop for adults and ages 11-14 accompanied by an adult. Learn the basics of electronics and how to build basic electronic circuits using switches, buttons, LEDs, capacitors and resistors. Take your own project, or use the library’s components. Sponsored by the Rockville Science Center. 5-8 p.m. Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville. 240-777-0140. Free.

Bringing Home Your New Dog: Steps for a Smooth Transition Lisa Arant, a pet educator from Small and Tall Dog Training offers practical advice to pet owners. 6-7:30 p.m. Kensington Park Library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington. 240-773-9515. Free; registration required.

AMP Comedy Night Features comedians Spanky Brown and Todd Riley. 8 p.m. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. $14.

Younghands, Green River Junction and Cale & the Gravity Well The rock trio Younghands perform with local jam band Green River Junction and New York indie rockers Calle & the Gravity Well. 8 p.m. Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-800-4700. $5 cover.

Friday, April 7

Meadowside Egg Hunts Search for and collect real eggs in the meadow, then dye and decorate them. Spring-themed activities and more. Take a basket or bag to collect eggs. On the half-hour from at 10 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville. 301-258-4030. $8; reservations required

Read to Our Dog Elementary school-age students can practice reading skills by reading to a friendly therapy dog. Fridays from 4-5 p.m. Marilyn J. Praisner Branch Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. 240-773-9460. Free.

“Mirror to the World 2017” opening reception A documentary photography group exhibition features themes of urban D.C. street photography, life in rural America and the “dying city” of Civita di Bagnoregio. Juried by Frank Van Riper. Reception Friday from 6-8 p.m. Through May 14. Gallery hours are Saturday from 1-4 p.m. and Sundays from 1-8 p.m. Photoworks Gallery, first floor, Arcade Building, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo. @glenechophotoworks. 301-634-2274. Free.

Saturday, April 8

Gaithersburg Community Green Up Day Volunteers are needed to help clean up local streams, schools, parks and homeowner association common areas. Wear clothing and footwear that can get dirty, muddy or wet. Part of the Alice Ferguson Foundation watershed clean up. 9 a.m.-noon. Students can earn SSL hours. 301-258-6370.

Family Green Hour: Weekly Walk A naturalist leads a walk to look for birds, wildflowers, frogs and other signs of spring. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. 301-765-8660. Free; registration requested.

“The House at Pooh Corner” Virginia Rep On Tour’s musical about Christopher Robin’s adventures with Pooh, Piglet and Eeyore based on A.A. Milne’s classic children’s story. Saturday at 10 a.m., 12:30 and 2:30 p.m., and Sunday at noon and 2 p.m. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400. $15.

Coffield Spring EGGstravaganza For age 1 and older accompanied by an adult. An egg hunt, music, crafts, prizes, a visit from the “Spring Bunny” and a photo booth. Take a bag or basket to collect eggs. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Gwendolyn E. Coffield Community Recreation Center, 2450 Lyttonsville Rd., Silver Spring. 240-777-4900. Free; registration requested. Only register children, not parents or caregivers (course No. 34689).

“Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp” Adventure Theatre’s musical adaptation of the story from “The Arabian Nights” about Aladdin, princess Adora and the wicked magician. Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sunday at 11 a.m., and Tuesday, Wednesday and April 13 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Through May 21. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-320-1400. $19.50.

“African Rhythms” spring celebration The annual dance workshop explores African rhythms of West Africa, the Caribbean islands, Europe, and North and South America. Learn the “cake walk” and compete for treats. Noon-4 p.m. Oakley Cabin African American Museum & Park, 3610 Brookeville Rd., Olney. 301-650-4373. Free.

“Domestic Pursuits” artist talk and gallery tour A print and textile works exhibition by Nancy McNamara, Dominie Nash and Hillary Steel. Talk and tour from 2-3 p.m. Through April 15. BlackRock Center for the Arts, Kay Gallery, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 240-912-1058. Free.

NIH Orchestra spring concert The orchestra will perform Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel” overture, Mussorgsky’s “A Night on Bald Mountain,” Mozart’s “Così fan Tutte” overture and Brahms’s Serenade No. 1 (first, fourth and sixth movements). Reception will follow. 4 p.m. Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda. 240-277-3480. Donations will benefit National Institutes of Health charities.

“States of Grace” The documentary captures the transformation of Grace Dammann, a revered physician and pioneering AIDS specialist, and her family in the wake of a life-changing accident. 4 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. $6.

Sunday, April 9

“Accessible Arts” closing The exhibit highlights the work of students in VisArts’ classes offered to adults receiving support services from Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children (CSAAC) and Compass Inc. Closing Sunday. VisArts, Concourse Gallery, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. 301-315-8200. Free.

Foreign film: “My Friend from the Park” A screening of director Ana Katzof’s 2015 Argentine drama about two new mothers, female bonds and a friendship turned dangerous. A meeting of Cinema Art Bethesda. The film is in Spanish with English subtitles. 10 a.m. Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. 240-395-0042. $15 at the door.

Interactive Music Therapy Program with Levine Music Leanne Belasco, director of music therapy, and therapist Gillian McKeever discuss music therapy, how children with special needs can benefit and how to incorporate music therapy at home. 2-3 p.m. Silver Spring Library, fifth floor, 900 Wayne Ave., Silver Spring. 240-773-9420. Free.

Sunday at the Movies: “Electoral Dysfunction,” wine and panel discussion Journalist and humorist Mo Rocca stars in this irreverent nonpartisan, look at voting in America. Wine and cheese at 2 p.m., film screening at 3 p.m. and panel discussion to follow. Immigration attorney Don Mooers will moderate a panel discussion with Wylecia Wiggs Harris, chief executive of the U.S. League of Women Voters; Amie Hoeber, president of AMH Consulting; and Michelle Kanter Cohen, election counsel for Project Vote. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Montgomery County. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-984-9585. $35; registration required.

Salif Keita The afro-pop singer-songwriter from Mali, a.k.a. “The Golden Voice of Africa,” performs with special guests in this benefit concert to raise awareness of and funds to support the plight of people with albinism. 7 p.m. The Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. $50-$55.

Monday, April 10

Art League of Germantown exhibit The mixed-media exhibition features work by members of the Art League of Germantown. Through April 14. Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6425. Free.

Computer help One-on-one assistance for adults with computer questions. 10-11 a.m. Marilyn J. Praisner Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. 240-773-9460.

AAHP HIV testing Free confidential testing, counseling and health referrals. Sponsored by the African American Health Program. Mondays from 1-3 p.m., and first and third Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit the website for additional locations. Dennis Avenue Health Center, second floor, 2000 Dennis Ave., Silver Spring. 240-777-1760. Free.

Capital Bikeshare events Take a free Bikeshare trip, and enter for a chance to win a year-long membership, free helmets and other prizes. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fallsgrove Blvd. and Fallsgrove Dr., Rockville. Also 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Silver Spring Metro. Call or visit the website for other Bikeshare events. Part of the “Celebrate Earth Month” events. 240-777-6507 or

RideOn Customer Appreciation Days Monday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Medical Center Metro Station, 8810 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Lakeforest Transit Center and Odendhal Ave., Gaithersburg. Part of the “Celebrate Earth Month” events.

Tuesday, April 11

“Domestic Pursuits” A print and textile works exhibition by Nancy McNamara, Dominie Nash and Hillary Steel. Through April 15. BlackRock Center for the Arts, Kay Gallery, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 240-912-1058. Free.

English Conversation Group For nonnative English speakers interested in practicing English in a friendly, informal setting. Weekly from 10:30 a.m.-noon. Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. 240-773-9590. Free.

Wednesday, April 12

Birding and Binocular Basics (Intro to Birding) A Meadowside naturalist leads a discussion of optics, field guides, common local birds and a short walk. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville. 301-258-4030. $6; registration required.

Patrick McAvinue The acclaimed roots/bluegrass fiddler and Strathmore artist in residence performs. 7:30 p.m. and April 26. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. $17. A gourmet boxed meal can be preordered up to 3 p.m. the day before the show for an additional $16.

History Book Discussion A discussion of Julia Sweig’s “Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know,” about the complicated relationship between the island nation and the United States. 7:30 p.m. Kensington Row Bookshop, 3786 Howard Ave., Kensington. 301-654-2676. Free.

Square dance lessons and dancing Dancers of all experience levels are welcome. Casual dress. Wednesdays from 7:30-9:45 p.m. North Chevy Chase Christian Church, 8814 Kensington Pkwy., Chevy Chase. 301-598-2574. $7.

Thursday, April 13

STEM professionals needed Volunteers are needed to assist K-12 science teachers in Montgomery County beginning in September as part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s STEM Volunteer Program during the 2017-2018 school year. Please contact Robert Thomas at 301-570-2811 or

Civil War talk: Philip Greenwalt The guest speaker of the Montgomery County Civil War Roundtable will discuss “Maryland in the Civil War: The First Two Years.” 8 p.m. Gaithersburg Hilton, 620 Perry Pkwy., Gaithersburg. 301-253-3485. $5 donation requested.

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton


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