Thursday, April 9

“Jewish Medical Ethics” A lecture by Rabbi James Michaels, director of Pastoral Care at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington. Passover cookies and drinks will be provided. For details, contact Shirley Light. 1 p.m. B’nai Israel Congregation, 6301 Montrose Rd, Rockville. 301-598-6611. Free.

Tax preparation assistance For people who earn $53,000 or less, people with disabilities, the elderly and limited-English-speaking taxpayers. IRS-certified volunteers of the Volunteer Tax Assistance program provide basic income tax preparation and assistance with electronic filing. First-come, first served. 3-8 p.m. Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Ave., Wheaton. 240-777-0678. Free.

Clifford the Big Red Dog” film Watch the animated comedy. The one-hour movie is rated G. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville. 240-773-9410. Free.

Disabilities, mental health and legal issues Caitlin McAndrews and Dennis McAndrews will discuss disabilities issues from a legal perspective including: guardianship, power of attorney, special needs trusts and more for planning for adults with disabilities. 7-9 p.m. National Alliance on Mental Illness, 11718 Parklawn Dr., Rockville. 301-949-5852. Free.

“Sea Paintings” Exhibit of large oil paintings by Stephen Estrada. Through April 25. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. Free.

“Visions of Egypt” exhibit By artist Munir Eltobgi. Through April 25. Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd., Sandy Spring. 301-774-0022. Free with museum admission: $5; seniors and students, $3; children and Wednesdays, free.

American Red Cross needs volunteers To greet donors at blood drives and offer reading materials and refreshments. One-hour training provided. 800-272-0094.

Cindi Hron “Back Pain” exhibit Embroidered images on muslin and drawings. Theme of the exhibit is trauma to the body. Through May 1. Montgomery College, Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, 930 King St., Silver Spring. 240-567-1461. Free.

Countywide plant clinics Master gardeners answer questions at 14 locations in Montgomery County. Take flowers and other plants and insect samples. Visit the Web site for locations and hours. Montgomery County Office of the University of Maryland Extension, 18410 Muncaster Rd., Derwood. 301-590-9638. (click on links for “locations” “Montgomery County,” “Home Gardening” and “Montgomery County Master Gardeners,” then click on “plant clinics” in the middle of the screen). @mcmgmd. Free.

Gaithersburg Skate Park For skateboard enthusiasts and in-line skaters. The 12,000-square-foot park offers an A-frame ramp and rail, mini-half pipe, pyramid wedge, fun boxes, wall ride and more. BMX bikes are permitted daily except Wednesdays and Saturdays. Signed liability waivers are required. Weekdays 3 p.m. to sunset and weekends noon to sunset. Gaithersburg Skate Park, 510 S. Frederick Ave. 301-258-6350. Admission, free.

STEM volunteers needed STEM professionals are needed to assist county K-12 science teachers as part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s collaboration with local schools. Recruiting for placement in schools during the 2015-2016 year beginning in September. Various locations in the county. 301-570-2811.

Friday, April 10

“Build and Learn With Legos” For children 5-10 accompanied by an adult. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. 240-773-9590. Free.

“Abstractions” multimedia works By Lawrence Charity, Nina Graybill and Linda Orenstein, Jennifer Hamilton and Sherine Emanuele. Through April 19. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. Admission, free.

Saturday, April 11

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, 10327 Westlake Dr., Bethesda. 301-217-0049. Admission, free.

“Community Green Up Day” Projects for all ages. Volunteers are needed at various Gaithersburg locations to clean and beautify streams, schools, parks and more. Student Service Learning hours can be earned. Visit the Web site for a list of sites. 301-258-6330, (click on “Green Month” link, then “Community Green Up Day”). Free; registration required.

Managing Parkinson’s disease Dan Gold, Kelly Mills and Becky Dunlop of Johns Hopkins University will discuss visual problems associated with Parkinson’s, the management of non-motor features of the disorder and how to create a management plan. 9:30 a.m. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-656-2797. Free; registration required.

Gas and Steam Engine Show Collectors are invited to bring tractors, gas and steam engines, and antique cars and trucks to the show. Country music, hay rides, vendors, crafts, food and more. Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Agricultural History Farm Park, 18400 Muncaster Rd., Derwood. 301-253-2673. Free.

National Black Memorabilia, Fine Art and Crafts Show Dealers with African American-related memorabilia for sale, slavery artifacts, historical documents, dolls, books, autographs, stamps, coins, toys, advertisements, paintings, prints, jewelry, civil rights materials, exhibits, autographs with Tuskegee Airmen and Negro League Baseball Players. Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg. 301-649-1915. $7, students free.

Germantown Library book sale Books for adults, $1 and 50 cents; children’s books, 50 cents and 25 cents. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Germantown Library, lower level, 19840 Century Blvd. 240-777-0110.

Meet animals Learn about animals and their habitats during this meet-and-greet program. Saturdays 11-11:30 a.m. Brookside Nature Center, 1400 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1480. Free.

World of Possibilities Disabilities Expo For anyone with disabilities and friends, family and caregivers. Product demonstrations and information on computer software, adaptive devices, disability funding, adaptive learning tools, local agencies, support groups and free wheelchair repair. Sponsored by Caring Communities. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville. 301-468-1100. $3; reservations requested.

“Lincoln Park: Challenges, Changes and Conservation” Learn about the Rockville-area park and the history of the neighborhood. A program of Peerless Rockville. Noon-2 p.m. Lincoln Park Community Center, 357 Frederick Ave. 240-314-8780. Free.

The Prime of Miss Jean BrodieA screening of director Ronald Neame’s 1969 drama starring Maggie Smith and Robert Stephens. The film is set in 1930s Edinburgh, Scotland, and is about a headstrong teacher in a private girls school. 2 p.m. Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. 240-773-9590. Free.

Potomac Chess Group For all ages. Learn how to play chess or improve your skills. You may take your own chessboard. 3-5 p.m. Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr. 240-777-0690. Free.

“Demystifying Syria: The Real Story Behind ISIS” A panel discussion with Phyllis Bennis, Younes Parsa Benab and Raed Jarrar. With refreshments. Sponsored by Peace Action Montgomery. 7-9 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville, 100 Welsh Park Dr., Rockville. 301-570-0923. Free.

Brasil Guitar Duo Joao Luiz and Douglas Lora will perform classical guitar originals as well as works by Jean-Phillipe Rameau and Leo Brouwer, 8 p.m. At 7:15 p.m., a lecture with Larry Snitzler of George Mason University. After the concert, a wine reception. Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ, 1 Westmoreland Cir., Bethesda. 301-654-6403. $25; 17 and younger free when accompanied by a person with a paid ticket; students ages 18-22 half-price.

Laugh Riot at the Hyatt Stand-up comedy. 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. Hyatt Laugh Riot, One Bethesda Metro Center, Hyatt Regency Hotel, 7400 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 301-946-1102. $10.

Sunday, April 12

Conservatory display closing Colorful flowers, lush greenery and sweet fragrances of spring. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sunday. Brookside Gardens Conservatory, 1500 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400. Free.

Jewish singles group film discussion Featuring director Julian Jarrold’s 2005 “Kinky Boots” film based on the true story of a drag queen who comes to the rescue of a man trying to save his family business. Watch the movie on DVD or streaming video before the discussion. A meeting of the Books and Fellowship Jewish singles group for those 45 and older. 10 a.m.-noon. Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. 301-530-4153. Admission, free.

Takoma Park Family Fun Festival Music, food, children’s activities and other entertainment. Part of the university’s Alumni Weekend programs. Noon-5 p.m. Washington Adventist University, 7600 Flower Ave., Takoma Park. 301-891-4034. Free.

AARP Widowed Persons Service A representative from Medstar Montgomery Medical Center will discuss “Basic Medication Education” and proper use of daily medication. 2 p.m. Wheaton Library, Meeting Room No. 2, 11701 Georgia Ave., Wheaton. 301-949-7398. $4 donation suggested.

Holocaust observance Youths, adults, interfaith clergy, elected officials and diplomats will participate in B’nai B’rith International’s “Unto Every Person There Is a Name,” reading the names of those who died during the Holocaust. Art and artifacts from local survivors will be on exhibit. The keynote address by Rabbi Andrew Baker of the American Jewish Committee will focus on “Anti-Semitism: Then and Now in Europe.” A program of the Jewish Community Relations Council. 2-4 p.m. Congregation Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Rd., Potomac. 703-893-4007. Free; registration required.

“Spring Flowers and Trees” storytimes For children 3-6 accompanied by an adult. Find out how things grow in the spring. Take a short walk, weather permitting. 3-3:30 p.m. Brookside Nature Center, 1400 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1480. Free.

Monday, April 13

Chronic Pain Support Group For anyone with chronic pain, their family and friends. Participants can bring pillows, mats, ice or hot packs. 1-2:30 p.m. Pain Connection, 12320 Parklawn Dr., Rockville. 301-231-0008. Free.

Tuesday, April 14

Longwood center senior exercise A 45-minute class to help older adults increase muscular strength, flexibility and range of motion. Physician’s consent form is required. Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Longwood Community Recreation Center, 19300 Georgia Ave., Brookeville. 301-774-8881. Free; registration required.

Chevy Chase Library “Toddler Time” For 1- and 2-years-olds accompanied by an adult, with songs, music and finger plays. 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave. 240-773-9590. Free.

“Turfgrass Tips” Stephen Dubik, a Montgomery College instructor and landscape technology coordinator with the Master Gardener Program of the Cooperative Extension Service, discusses turf management, irrigation, fertilization, insects, seed mixtures and more. 7-8:30 p.m. Gaithersburg Community Museum, near Summit and Diamond avenues in Olde Towne, 9 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6160. $5; registration required.

Thursday, April 16

AARP Smart Driver Course Learn defensive driving methods and safety strategies. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. White Oak Senior Center, 1700 April Lane, Silver Spring. 240-777-6944. $20; AARP members, $15.

Singer Songwriter: Peter Mulvey A songwriters workshop at 3 p.m. and Americana concert at 7:30 p.m. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. Workshop and concert, $45; concert only, $25.

Autism-related Out and About Club For youths 13-17 diagnosed with a Level 1 Autism Spectrum Disorder (formerly Asperger’s syndrome and PDD-NOS). Participants will be encouraged to engage with their peers in a fun and stimulating environment. Sponsored by the Paul and Annetta Himmelfarb Foundation. 5 p.m. Jewish Social Service Agency, Ina Kay Building, 200 Wood Hill Rd., Rockville. 301-610-8312. $30; registration required.

“Musings of Local Poets and Open Mic” Luther Jett, Herb Guggenheim, Maritza Rivera and Ryan McAllister will read from their works. Followed by an open microphone. 6-7:30 p.m. Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville. 240-773-9410. Free.

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton

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