Two exhibits in three galleries feature Maire McArdle’s French landscape “Coastal Rain,” and other works inspired by the colors of the Mediterranean Sea; Pete McCutchen’s ethereal black-and-white photographs, “Juxtaposed: Structure” depicting man-made structures and lived-in habitations of the city; and Min Enghauser’s color photographs of chaotic structures of the forest. Through Nov. 22. Artists & Makers Studios, 11810 Parklawn Dr., Rockville. 240-437-9573. Free. (Maire McArdle/Courtesy Artists & Makers Studios)
Thursday, Nov. 10

Civil War history talk Greg Susla of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine will discuss medical techniques during the Civil War and how they evolved into current approaches to treating war casualties. A meeting of the Montgomery County Civil War Roundtable. 8 p.m. Hilton Hotel, 620 Perry Pkwy., Gaithersburg. 301-253-3485. $5 donation requested.

Artists & Makers Studios: two exhibits Two exhibits in three galleries feature Maire McArdle’s French landscape “Coastal Rain,” and other works inspired by the colors of the Mediterranean Sea; Pete McCutchen’s ethereal black-and-white photographs, “Juxtaposed: Structure” depicting man-made structures and lived-in habitations of the city; and Min Enghauser’s color photographs of chaotic structures of the forest. Through Nov. 22. Artists & Makers Studios, 11810 Parklawn Dr., Rockville. 240-437-9573. Free.

“Curious Origins” Melanie Kehoss presents a series of light boxes using paper-cutting, painting, sculpture and light to explore the influences that form culture in the United States. Through Dec. 17. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. Free.

Friday, Nov. 11

Veterans Day Ceremony Command Sgt. Maj. Ross Bagwell, a Rockville veteran, will be the key speaker at a ceremony honoring veterans of the nation’s armed forces. The program will include a wreath laying and a military salute by the American Legion Post 86 Honor Guard. 11 a.m. Veterans Park at Route 28 and Rockville Pike, Rockville. 240-314-8620. Free.

“MapQuest” Reception Kanika Sircar’s clay sculptural vessels and tiles covered in maps on display with new work by gallery artists. Reception 6-9 p.m. Through Dec. 3. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East-West Hwy., Bethesda. 301-951-9441. Free.

“Walter Reed Forest Glen in the 1950s” Learn about health-care services, technology and treatments provided to soldiers in the 1950s during the Korean War years. Follow signs at Linden Lane and Dewitt Dr. for parking and entry. Sponsored by Save Our Seminary. 7:30 p.m. National Park Seminary Ballroom, 9610 Dewitt Dr., Silver Spring. 301-589-1715. $5; veterans and SOS members free. Reservation required.

Late Boomers Back at the “Tree of Life Cafe” with their mix of swing, country blues and oldies. The band features Jeremy "Buck Stone” Schuhmann on guitar, vocals and harmonica, John “Nowa” Nowakowski on bass, Elizabeth Melvin on percussion and vocals, and Tom McLaughlin on mandolin and lead guitar. Banjo player Ken Norkin will join the second set. 8 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville, 100 Welsh Park Dr., Rockville. 301-424-4523. $15, students $10.

“Shrek the Musical” Rockville Musical Theatre’s performance based on DreamWorks’ animated fairy tale about a lovable ogre on a quest to rescue Princess Fiona. Music by Jeanine Tesori. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Rockville Civic Center Park, F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 240-314-8690. $22; students and seniors $20.

Swampcandy Self-proclaimed primitive blues, roots and Americana duo. 10 p.m. Tapp’d Bethesda, 4915 Saint Elmo Ave., Bethesda. 240-630-8120. Admission free.

Saturday, Nov. 12

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous A free 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, or bulimia. 8:30-10 a.m. Hughes United Methodist Church, 10700 Georgia Ave., Wheaton. 781-932-6300. Free.

Village at Rockville Fall Festival Christmas items, jewelry, baked goods, Grandma’s Attic, books, silent auction and more. All proceeds benefit the The Village at Rockville residents. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The Village at Rockville, 9701 Veirs Dr., Rockville. 301-354-8460. Admission free. Lunch $10; lighter fare $5. Lunch available 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Bead & Jewelry Bazaar Highlights of the 64th annual bazaar include ancient and ethnic collectible beads, jewelry and books. Take unknown beads to be identified by experts. Proceeds will help fund educational and outreach programs, lecture series, and activities. Sponsored by the Bead Society of Greater Washington. Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Bohrer Park Activity Center, 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350. $5.

Brookeville farmers market Local farm veggies, meats, flowers and more. Saturdays at 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Brookeville Beer Farm, 20315 Georgia Ave., Brookeville. 301-792-9448. Free.

Twist: The Art of Spinning By Hand Jennifer Lindsay displays fine contemporary handmade tools, fiber, art yarns, art and art-to-wear. Drop in for hands-on activities and demonstrations, learn-to-spin sessions and gallery tours. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. Free.

“Slavery in Rockville” talk Hannelore Quigley, a sixth-generation Rockville native, shares family photos and artifacts that led the author to search for descendants of the black families in the photos in her talk, “The Legacy of Slavery in Rockville: Two Families, One Farmhouse, Six Generations.” Sponsored by Coming To The Table, a nonprofit organization dedicated to healing wounds from racism rooted in the United States’ history of slavery. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Rockville Memorial Library, second-floor meeting room, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville. 301-651-0019. Free.

“Danish Christmas Bazaar” A Danish café, traditional music, cooking demonstration, crafts, embroidery, baked goods, candles, Christmas decorations, a raffle and more. Sponsored by the Royal Danish Embassy and the Danish Club of Washington DC. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 917 Montrose Rd., Rockville. 202-241-4690. Admission free.

Planting Day: Centennial Garden Take gloves and a shovel/trowel to help the Takoma Horticultural Club plant perennials, small shrubs and bulbs at a new public garden in Takoma Park in honor of the 100th anniversary of the club’s founding. Park on nearby Boston Avenue. Register on the Facebook event page. 1 p.m. Corner of Piney-Branch Rd. and Philadelphia Ave. (Rt. 410), Takoma Park. 301-588-6894. Free; registration requested.

Meet mystery authors: Con Lehane and David Swinson Con Lehane, author of “Murder at the 42nd Street Library,” discusses his new mystery series about a reluctant sleuth. Lehane will be joined by David Swinson who will discuss his latest DC crime novel, “The Second Girl” about a private eye/former cop with a secret. 2 p.m. Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., Silver Spring. 240-773-9420. Free.

Sunday, Nov. 13

Caribbean Brunch Homemade Caribbean specialties prepared by community members. Sponsored by Islamic Society of the Washington Area. Proceeds will be donated to the building fund. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Islamic Society of the Washington Area, 2701 Briggs Chaney Rd., Silver Spring. 301-879-0930. $25, children 9 and younger free. Adavcne reservation required. Limited tickets will be available at the door.

Olney Art Association Annual Juried Art Show More than 85 pieces of original artwork by local artists. Reception Sunday at noon to 4 p.m. Weekends through Nov. 20. Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park, 16501 Norwood Rd., Sandy Spring. 301-977-2190. Free.

Owl Moon Raptor Center Festival Staff from Adventures With Raptors bring native and exotic owls, hawks, and falcons. Photo opps., raptor flight demonstrations, raptor face painting, games and refreshments. The Owl Moon Raptor Center rescues and rehabilitates injured, sick, and orphaned birds of prey and returns them to the wild. Noon-4 p.m. Black Hill Regional Park, 20930 Lake Ridge Dr., Boyds. 301-528-3492. Donations accepted.

Culinary history discussion Bill Schindler gives a lecture, “Our Dietary Past: The Ancestral Quest for Nutrient Dense Foods,” about technological innovations and dietary changes that have transformed humans physically and culturally. A meeting of the Culinary Historians of Washington. 2-4 p.m. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, Meeting Room A, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda. 202-487-6740. Free.

Broadway Sing-Along Sing Broadway hits from throughout the decades with piano accompaniment. Lyric sheets provided. Win prizes during Broadway trivia contest. Refreshments will be available for purchase. 3:30-5 p.m. Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. $10, Gaithersburg Chorus members $8. Registration required.

The Alexandria Kleztet A mix of klezmer, eastern European folk, jazz, classical and rock music. Meet-the-artists reception will follow. 4:30 p.m. St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 25100 Ridge Rd., Damascus. Freewill offering.

Coreyah The Korean sextet takes the traditional pansori (a narrative song) and adds western rock and sounds from the Balkans, South America and Africa. 5 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. $11-$22.

“A Personal Faith Journey Into the 21st Century” Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Mike Beidler, an evangelical Christian and a member of the National Center for Science, will lead a discussion on science and religion. A Q&A session will follow. 6-8 p.m. Concord-St. Andrews Church, 5910 Goldsboro Rd., Bethesda. 301-229-3383. Free.

Author appearance: John Hudak The deputy director of the Center for Effective Public Management at the Brookings Institute will discuss “Marijuana,” his book on how the plant has emerged from counterculture to a social and political force and how public policy on marijuana is changing. 7 p.m. Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, The Forum at Cedar Lane, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda. 301-871-1369. Free.

Monday, Nov. 14

Federal Employees Health Benefits Forums First of two health benefits forums for active and retired federal workers. Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen will host the forum featuring federal health insurance plan professionals and representatives of health insurance carriers who will discuss available options, new health care reforms, and answer questions. 9-11 a.m. Holiday Park Multiservice Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. 301-424-3501. Free. The forum will be repeated Nov. 21 at 7-9 p.m. at the Executive Office Building in Rockville.

Caregivers Support Group Judith Bernstein of GPS Senior Care Partners facilitates a monthly meeting for anyone caring for parents or partners with a serious illness or dementia. 6:30-8 p.m. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase Village. 301-656-2797. Free, registration requested.

“Wanted: Nasty Women and Proud Deplorables” forum Forum (Re)Acts tackles the post-election topic, “Where Do We Go From Here?” In six short works, playwrights will ask how we got here, what could have been, and where do we go. 8 p.m. Silver Spring Black Box Theatre, 8641 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-588-8279. $18; $15 in advance.

Tuesday, Nov. 15

“Toddler Time” For ages 2-3 accompanied by an adult, learning activities include stories, songs, dance and finger plays. Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. 240-773-9590. Free.

Tax Aide Volunteer Info Session Learn about volunteer positions with the RSVP/AARP Tax-Aide Program, tax preparation for low-to-moderate income taxpayers (special attention to those 60 and older). 1 p.m. Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. 240-777-2610. 240-773-9590. Free.

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 complete list of caregiver support groups. Tuesdays at 6-7:30 p.m. 301-754-7152. Free; registration required.

“Scarred for Life: Using Art to Bring Humanity to Trauma Recovery” Ted Meyer, an artist and patient advocate, will discuss personal experiences with Wounded Warriors and his 18-year project “Scarred for Life: Monoprints of Human Scars,” which will be temporarily on display. A program of the Medical Museum Science Cafe. 6-7 p.m. National Museum of Health and Medicine, 2500 Linden Lane, Silver Spring. 301-319-3303. Free.

Wednesday, Nov. 16

“Creating a Children’s Garden: Growing Gardeners” talk Merikay Smith and LeeAnne Gelletly discuss how to make a garden child-friendly, elements that appeal to kids and share inspirations from public children’s gardens. A meeting of Takoma Horticultural Club. Take a snack to share and a home-made name tag. 7:30-9 p.m. Historic Takoma, Inc., 7328 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. 301-270-2831. Free.

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

Thursday, Nov. 17

Gaithersburg fall loose leaf collection For single-family and town home owners in Gaithersburg. Weather permitting, collection is made every five to seven days, usually on regular recycling days. Leaves should be placed at the street curb by 7 a.m. on your recycling day. Through Dec. 30. Call the Gaithersburg Department of Public Works or visit the website. Dept. of Public Works, 800 Rabbitt Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6370.

Lion’s Club winter coat drive The Lion’s Club and Takoma Park Police Department have launched a winter coat drive to benefit Shepherd’s Table clothing closet and Sligo Adventist Church. Used winter coats, gloves, mittens and hats are needed to help provide warmth to persons who have little means of protecting themselves from the upcoming winter weather. Drop-off boxes will be available 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays at two locations. Through Nov. 30. Takoma Park Municipal Building, First-floor lobby, 7500 Maple Ave., and Old Takoma Ace Hardware, 7001 Carroll Ave. 202-438-1686. 301-891-7142.

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton

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