The “Youth Arts Month” exhibit features art from Montgomery County Public Schools’ elementary, middle and high school students, including “Pear,” (detail) by Savanna Zumbado, Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences. Through April 8. BlackRock Center for the Arts, Terrace Gallery. 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. Free. 301-528-2260. Free. (Savanna Zumbado/Courtesy of BlackRock Center for the Arts)
Thursday, March 30

“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.

New Moon Theatre Group For children accompanied by an adult. “Tales From the Good Earth” shares stories about the Earth and appreciation and respect for the natural world, including “Spider and the Palm Nut Trees from Liberia” and tales of the North American Abenaki tribe. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac. 240-777-0690. Free.

“Relief Work” opening reception John Richardson and Michael Benevenia’s exhibit of sculptures and drawings explores the concept of providing support. 6-8 p.m. Through May 5. King Street Gallery, Montgomery College, Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, 930 King St., Silver Spring. 240-567-5821. Montgomery Free.

“Two on One Health Info Session” Learn about certified nursing assistant and clinical medical assistant programs. 6 p.m. Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. 240-777-4959. Free; registration required.

Overeaters Anonymous meeting Meets weekly from 7:15-8:30 p.m. Call Linda for details. Thursdays, Rockville Church of Christ, 1450 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville. 301-641-9508. Free.

Wyclef Jean The lead Fugees rapper and guitarist performs. 8 p.m. The Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. $37-$52.

Youth Arts Month exhibit Features art by Montgomery County Public Schools elementary, middle and high school students. Through April 8. BlackRock Center for the Arts, Terrace Gallery. 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 240-912-1058. Free.

Friday, March 31

Job Search Strategies workshop For anyone seeking employment, Melissa Fireman, chief executive of Washington Career Services, helps participants learn about networking, contacting associations, using the Web for research and more. 11 a.m. Germantown Library, 19840 Century Blvd., Germantown. 240-777-0110. Free; register by 3 p.m. March 30.

“What Every Girl Should Know” and “Dry Land” Forum Theatre presents the D.C. premieres of two plays involving teenage sexuality and pregnancy, in repertory. Visit the website for performances and tickets. Through April 15. Silver Spring Black Box Theatre, 8641 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-588-8279. $33-$38.

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.

HüsBand with Calista Garcia The local melodic quartet with D.C.-based singer-songwriter Calista Garcia. 9 p.m. Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-800-4700. $10; $7 in advance.

Saturday, April 1

Watercolor exhibit closing The group exhibition by the Washington Water Color Association closes Saturday. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-656-2797. Free.

Montgomery County Master Gardeners Master Gardeners will answer questions on gardening, landscaping, plant pests, diseases and more. Take plant samples or photos. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Gaithersburg Library, lobby, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-590-9650. Free.

Thurgood Marshall and William Gibbs: Civil Rights in Montgomery County Maryland Judge Charles Woodward and Larry Gibson, a University of Maryland law professor, will discuss a precedent-setting 1937 case ending unequal pay for black teachers in Montgomery County. Part of the Peerless Rockville series, “Emancipation to Integration: 150 Years of Advancement in Educational Equality.” 10-11:30 a.m., Red Brick Courthouse, 29 Courthouse Sq., Rockville. 301-762-0096. Free.

Water on Mars Juggling gone wild — three skillful young jugglers incorporate magnetic jump rope, flying chocolate, back flips and 400 rolls of tape into their unique act. Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. A 60-minute beginner’s juggling workshop and meet-and-greet will follow Saturday’s performance at 4:30 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts, Main Stage, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 240-912-1058. Show only, $18-$24. Workshop is an additional $5.

Contemporary Conversations: David Ignatius The author and Washington Post foreign affairs columnist will be the next guest speaker at the library’s Contemporary Conversations series. 7-9 p.m. Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. 240-773-9490. Free; registration required.

Catch Me: A Magical Duel Acclaimed magicians Brian Curry and Mark Phillips battle live on stage for the title of Washington’s favorite magician. Audience members will cast their votes for the winner of the coveted Golden Wand award. 8 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 240-912-1058. or $17-$25.

Sunday, April 2

“United/Divided” closing Last day to see the juried photography exhibition by 23 local photographers who documented the twin themes of unity and division, judged by juror Robert Miller, deputy director of photography at The Washington Post. Closing Sunday. Glen Echo Photoworks, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2274. Free.

Jewish Book Club A discussion of Alexis Landau’s novel, “The Empire of the Senses,” set in 1920s Germany about a German Jew fighting in World War I. 3 p.m. Olney Library, 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Rd., Olney. 240-773-9545. Free.

Rabbi Jack Gabriel In a rare D.C.-area appearance, Rabbi Jack Gabriel performs his unique blend of klezmer and reggae music. 7 p.m. Temple Shalom 8401 Grubb Road, Chevy Chase. 703-380-3151. $20; Temple Shalom members $15; students $10; children $5.

Monday, April 3

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.

U.S. citizenship interview help Montgomery College Citizenship Program leads a small-group workshop to help prepare for the interview and exam. Contact Izis Weills. 10-noon. Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., Silver Spring. 240-567-8839 or Free; registration required. 240-773-9420.

Gaithersburg Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Free tax preparation assistance by IRS-trained VITA volunteers for low- and moderate-income individuals who earn less than $54,000 per year. Services are offered in both English and Spanish. By appointment through April 10. To make an appointment, call 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays or visit the website. Gaithersburg VITA site, 630 E. Diamond Ave., Gaithersburg. 240-777-1123. Free; registration required.

Tuesday, April 4

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

More than a … Block Party! For preschool students accompanied by an adult. Drop in for block play, Duplos and hands-on science learning activities. Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m.-noon, Olney Library, 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Rd., Olney. 240-773-9545. Free.

Meet Teen Author: Brigid Kemmerer The author will discuss “Letters to the Lost,” a contemporary and dark young-adult romance. 7 p.m. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda. 240-777-0970. Free.

Wednesday, April 5

Mother Goose story time For babies, toddlers and their adult caregivers. Songs, stories, and finger plays. 10 a.m. Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. 240-777-0200. Free.

Hooks and Needles handiwork class For adults, teens and tweens, learn to crochet and knit or work on a current project. Take your own supplies. Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Twinbrook Library, 202 Meadow Hall Dr., Rockville. 240-777-0240. Free.

Open Mic Comedy Local comedians hosted by Crooked Comedy. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-800-4700. Free.

Overeaters Anonymous meetings Meets Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Room 1, 205 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-300-9325 or 301-938-3109. 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 6

Somerset Artists Exhibition Paintings, photos, sculptures and mixed-media works by eight artists living in the town of Somerset, Md. Through April 8. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East-West Hwy., Bethesda. 301-951-9441. Free.

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

Conflict in the South China Sea Bernard Cole leads a discussion on territorial claims, tensions and diplomacy in the South China Sea. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. 12:30-2 p.m. Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac. 240-777-0690. Free.

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton


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