Thursday, Jan. 23

Mindfulness meditation classes, beginner and intermediate. Meets at 7:15 p.m. Thursdays, Sugarloaf Congregation of Unitarian Universalists, 16913 Germantown Rd., Germantown. Donations accepted. 301-540-8091 or mongo2@usa.net.

Silver Spring ice skating, open daily through March 25. Visit the Web site for schedule and details. Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, 1 Veterans Pl. $8; 12 and younger, $7; 55 and older, $7. 301-588-1221 or www.silverspringiceskating.com.

Free glaucoma screenings, glaucoma and visual acuity screenings. Sponsored by the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington. Wear or bring eyeglasses or contacts. Call to make an appointment. 1-4 p.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-656-2797.

Silver Spring Irish set dance classes, for adults; beginner, 7 p.m.; advanced, 8 p.m. Sponsored by the Greater Washington Ceili Club. 7 p.m. Thursdays, through May 15, Argyle Local Park, 1030 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Series, $30, pay at class. 301-649-6410, www.gwcc-online.org or info@gwcc-online.org .

Sustainability author Asoka Bandarage, the author will discuss her new book “Sustainability and Well-Being: The Middle Path to Environment, Society and the Economy.” 7:30 p.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free, registration required. 301-656-2797.

Singer-songwriter Bonnie Whitmore, concert. 7:30 p.m., Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. $25; Gaithersburg residents, $23. 301-258-6394.

YMCA mentoring program seeks role models, adult volunteers are needed to work with youths 6 to 16 primarily referred by Child Welfare Services. Contact Laura Brown for details about the next orientation. 240-432-6530 or laura.brown@ymcadc.org.

ReSET seeks science and math volunteers, for local elementary school classrooms and preschool centers: Science professionals are needed to lead students in hands-on science and math activities. Volunteers present programs in their professional fields and work with teachers to spark enthusiasm for science. Scheduling is flexible during and after school. Various locations in Montgomery County and the Washington region. 703-250-0236, www.resetonline.org or reset@resetonline.org.

Friday, Jan. 24

Drop-in Tai Chi, student-led sessions meet 9:15 a.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. $3. 301-656-2797.

Coffee and current events discussion, 10:30 a.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free, registration required. 301-656-2797.

Minor Third Jazz Trio benefit concert, to raise money for the group’s music director, whose house recently burned down. 7:30 p.m., Garrett Park Town Hall, 10814 Kenilworth Ave., Garrett Park. Donations accepted. 301-793-8688 or www.minorthirdtrio.com.

Rockville Little Theatre whodunnit, performance of J.B. Priestley ’s “An Inspector Calls,” set in 1912 about a family visited by a mysterious inspector. 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Feb. 2, Rockville Civic Center Park, F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr. $18; age 62 and older and students with ID, $16. 240-314-8690 or www.rockvillemd.gov/theatre.

Saturday, Jan. 25

Kensington farmers market, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Kensington train station parking lot (Howard Avenue). 301-949-2424 or www.tok.md.gov.

Friendship Heights: “Birth of a Village,” historian William Offutt will discuss Friendship Heights from mid-1850s to 1914, and Mayor Melanie Rose White will discuss the village from 1914 to the mid-1950s. 9:15 a.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free, registration requested. 301-656-2797.

Free citizenship preparation class, for adults: Prepare for U.S. citizenship. Sponsored by Baltimore City Community College. 1 p.m., Gaithersburg Library, second floor, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave. Free. 410-580-2756.

Gaithersburg jazz concert, featuring Schrodinger’s Jazz Cats. 3-4 p.m., Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free, registration required. 240-777-0200.

Montgomery Symphony concert, Mozart’s Concerto No. 6, Kabalevsky’s “Youth Concerto” and Haydn’s “Divertimento,” with winners of Montgomery County Music Teachers Association piano competition. 3 p.m., Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, 6601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda. Free. 301-385-6438 or www.montgomerysymphonyorchestra.com.

Film: “Hunting Elephants,” a screening of writer/director Reshef Levi’s crime comedy about an Israeli teenager who plots with his bank robber grandfather and eccentric English uncle to avenge his father’s death. Part of the annual Israeli Film Festival. Refreshments will be served. 7:45 p.m., Tikvat Israel Synagogue, 2200 Baltimore Rd., Rockville. $15; members, $12; students, $5. 301-762-7338.

Sunday, Jan. 26

Bethesda central farmers market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, 7600 Arlington Rd. at Old Georgetown Road. 301-440-8496 or www.centralfarmmarkets.com .

Burtonsville farmers market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 2410 Spencerville Rd. 301-792-9448.

Olney farmers and artists winter market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, through March 30, Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd., Sandy Spring. 202-257-5326 or www.olneyfarmersmarket.org.

Women, social media and politics, a program with featured speaker Joanne Bamberger, author of “PunditMom’s Mothers of Intention: How Women and Social Media Are Revolutionizing Politics in America.” Plus a panel discussion addressing women’s issues, workshops for teenage girls on leadership and discussion of community engagement and social media. Event is “2014 Women’s Legislative Briefing” and is sponsored by the Montgomery County Commission for Women. 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., the Universities at Shady Grove, Building II, 9630 Gudelsky Dr., Rockville. $20; in advance, $15. Visit the Web site to preregister. 240-777-8333 or www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw.

Rockville bridal expo, meeting with vendors about wedding services, cake and food, and an informal gown fashion show. Noon-4 p.m., Glenview Mansion, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. $5. 240-314-8660 or www.rockvillemd.gov/glenview.

Free produce for the needy in Wheaton, noon-4:30 p.m. (or until the food runs out), the fourth Thursday of each month. Take your own bag. Sponsored by the National Capital Food Bank, New Creation Church, 11005 Dayton St., Wheaton. 301-649-6000.

Master gardener plant clinic, take ailing plants and gardening questions to the master gardeners from Montgomery County Cooperative Extension. 1-4 p.m., Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Ave. Free. 240-777-0678.

Eisenhower during the Cold War, author Evan Thomas will discuss his book “Ike’s Bluff: President Eisenhower’s Secret Battle to Save the World.” 2 p.m., Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free. 240-777-0140.

Polyhymnia Chamber Chorus, the a cappella group performs Italian madrigals, German part-songs, colonial and early American music and a tribute to Benjamin Britten. 2:30 p.m., Temple Emanuel, 10101 Connecticut Ave., Kensington. Donations accepted. 202-550-4295 or www.polyhymniasings.org.

Hot Society Sunday afternoon dance, rhumba lesson at 3 p.m., followed by music and dances from the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s until 6 p.m. No partner or experience necessary. 3 p.m., Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $14. 301-634-2222.

“Music of the Celtic Isles,” Robert Mitchell, bagpipes, and Karin Loya, cello; with reception. 4:30-6:30 p.m., St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 25100 Ridge Rd., Damascus. Donations requested. 301-253-2130, stannesdamascus.org or office@stannesdamascus.org.

Gaithersburg DivorceCare support group, for separated or divorced men and women. Child care is available with advance notice. 5 p.m. Sundays, participants can join anytime, Grace United Methodist Church, 119 N. Frederick Ave. $15 registration fee includes course workbook. 301-926-8688.

Monday, Jan. 27

“Human Trafficking in Montgomery County,” a panel discussion on trafficking along the I-95 corridor. Panel members will include Danielle Lohan of the Maryland Rescue and Restore Coalition, Montgomery County Police Sgt. Kenneth Penrod and a delegate from the Maryland General Assembly. Take a bag lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided. Sponsored by Montgomery County League of Women Voters. 12:15-2 p.m., Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Ave. Free. 301-984-9585.

Montgomery County 2015 budget forum, the fourth of five public forums. Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett seeks feedback from residents to help determine budget priorities. 7 p.m., Mid-County Community Recreation Center, 2004 Queensguard Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 240-777-6820.

Tuesday, Jan. 28

Downloading e-books help in Gaithersburg, volunteers or staff members help with downloading library books and audio books on a Kindle, iPad, Nook or Android device. Take your device and library card to the Information Desk. First come, first served. 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays, Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd. Free. 240-777-0200.

Rockville Regional Youth Orchestra, annual winter concert. 7:30 p.m., Rockville Civic Center Park, F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. Free. 240-314-8690 or www.rockvillemd.gov/arts.

Wednesday, Jan. 29

“Read to Our Dog, Katey,” second- and third-graders read to a therapy Dalmatian. 4 p.m., Twinbrook Library, 202 Meadow Hall Dr., Rockville. Free. 240-777-0240.

Montgomery County 2015 budget forum, the last of five public forums, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett seeks feedback from residents to help determine budget priorities. 7 p.m., Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, 1 Veterans Pl., Silver Spring. Free. 240-777-6507.

Thursday, Jan. 30

Children’s photography class registration, for age 10 and older; photographer Llewellyn Berry teaches an eight-week course on composition, light and subject selection. 9 a.m. Saturdays, beginning Feb. 8. Students must have a digital camera and a flash drive, Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. $50, registration required. 301-656-2797.

The Lincoln Deception,” David O. Stewart discusses his novel about the John Wilkes Booth conspiracy. 7:30 p.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free, registration requested. 301-656-2797.

Parenting workshop: “Can we send it back?,” for parents of children ages 1 to 12, educators discuss “Can We Send It Back? Welcoming a New Sibling.” Sponsored by the Parent Encouragement Program, 7:30-9:30 p.m., PEP, 10100 Connecticut Ave., Kensington. $30; registration required. 301-929-8824 or www.pepparent.org.

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton

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