Thursday, Oct. 10

“Made in Takoma Park” art show, paintings and etchings and more by local artists. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through October, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave. Free. 301-891-7100.

Private group horticultural tours, held throughout the year for clubs and other organizations. Call for details or to schedule a tour. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. $5 for each participant; minimum, $25. 301-962-1407.

Affordable Care Act forums for seniors, County Executive Isiah Leggett and a staff member from the Senior Health Insurance Program discuss the effects of the health-care law on seniors. 11 a.m., Long Branch Senior Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring, and 1 p.m., White Oak Senior Center, 1700 April Lane, Silver Spring. Free. 240-777-6534 or

Louvre art museum lecture, Judy Scott Feldman discusses “The Louvre Museum: Art of Kings and Revolutionaries,” 1-2:30 p.m., Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane. $12, registration required. 301-740-6150 or

Gaithersburg farmers market, locally grown produce, baked goods and more. 1-6 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 21, Fulks Corner farmers market, Fulks Corner Avenue at Route 355, Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350 or

“Making the Most of Your iPhone,” Adam Kirshon, a cellular wireless professional, demonstrates features of the iPhone. Bring your phone. 3-4:30 p.m., Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, Live & Learn Bethesda, 4805 Edgemoor Lane. $15, registration required. 301-740-6150 or

Human exposure to radiation lecture, by Marc Desrosiers, a research chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. 4:30 p.m., Montgomery College, High Technology and Science Center, Globe Hall, 20200 Observation Dr., Germantown. Free. 301-279-5000.

Friday, Oct. 11

Countryside Artisans studio tour, self-guided, in upper Montgomery County; see paintings, hand-painted yarn, textiles, rock sculpture, ironware, glass and more. Visit the Web site for map and information on participating artists. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 301-801-6995. Free. or contact

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, the three-day show features craft-making demonstrations, live music, food, children’s entertainment and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg. $10; age 11 and younger, free. 800-210-9900 or

Art Walk in the Park at Glen Echo, artist demonstrations, open studios and galleries, a silent auction and refreshments. 6-8 p.m., Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Free. 301-634-2222.

Bluegrass concert: Mama Tried, original and traditional music. 8-11 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville, 100 Welsh Park Dr. $15. 301-762-7666, or

Saturday, Oct. 12

Kensington farmers market, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Oct. 26, Kensington train station parking lot (Howard Avenue). 301-949-2424 (Shirley Watson).

Pike Central farmers market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 28, between Montrose and Old Georgetown roads, Rockville. 301-440-8496.

Students “Home Alone” class, for ages 8-11; learn how to spend brief periods of time alone. Topics include answering the door and telephone, and calling 911. 9 a.m.-noon, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, 18101 Prince Philip Dr., Olney. $35, registration required. 301-774-8881 or

Inuit art show and sale, artifacts, jewelry and sculpture by artists from Arctic Canada, Alaska and Greenland. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Marriott Courtyard, 2500 Research Blvd., Rockville. 301-670-6700 or

Rockville farmers market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 23, Route 28 and Monroe Street. .

Cabin John Park fire department open house, station tours, emergency equipment, fire safety activities, a petting zoo and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department, 8001 River Rd., Bethesda. Free. 301-365-2255.

Kentlands farmers and artists market, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Kentlands Main Street Pavilion, 301 Main St., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350 or

Meadowside vulture program, for all ages, learn about vultures and watch Meadowside’s resident vulture. Meet at the Raptor Walkway behind the Nature Center. 10-10:30 a.m., Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville. Free. 301-258-4030.

White Oak Middle School farmers market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, White Oak Middle School, 12201 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. 301-989-5780.

Church fall festival, crafts, collectibles, food, raffle, pumpkins and children’s activities. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 818 University Blvd. W., Silver Spring. Free. 301-593-3282.

Silver Spring Greek festival, hosted by Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church of Washington. Greek cuisine, beer, wine, live music, a “Greek marketplace,” children’s activities and more. Noon-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, 15100 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-384-9192 or

Burtonsville Fire Department open house, tours of the station, emergency equipment, fire safety activities and more. Noon-4 p.m., Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department, 13900 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring. Free. 240-773-8957.

Playhouse “Puppetry Slams,” for adults, and youths ages 15 to 17 accompanied by an adult. The eighth and final in the series, a showcase of 3- to 10-minute skits and sketches that explore the “adult side” of puppetry. 7 and 9 p.m., Glen Echo Park, Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $15. 301-634-5380 or

Gaithersburg piano concert, Enrique Graf plays Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Gershwin, Rachmaninoff and Tosar. With reception. 7:30 p.m., PianoCraft, 211 Perry Pkwy., Suite 2, Gaithersburg. Free, registration required. 301-840-5460 or

Sunday, Oct. 13

Olney farmers and artists market, local produce, artists and more. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 3. 2801 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd. (Olney-Sandy Spring Road and Prince Philip Drive). 202-257-5326.

Shrimp and Oyster Feast fundraiser, all-you-can-eat steamed shrimp and fried oysters fundraiser. Proceeds will benefit the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, 5020 Battery Lane. $45 per person. 301-977-6634.

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

Wheaton farmers market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 17, 2425 Reedie Dr., between Georgia Avenue and Veirs Mill Road. 301-792-9448.

JCC Books and Fellowship group, for singles 45 and older; Sandy Goldstein will lead a discussion of Jenna Blum’s novel “Those Who Save Us,” about survival during the Holocaust. 10 a.m.-noon, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Free. 301-530-4153 or

Burtonsville farmers market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 17, 2410 Spencerville Rd. 301-792-9448.

Chevy Chase Fire Department open house, tours of the station, emergency equipment, fire safety activities. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 8001 Connecticut Ave. Free. 301-652-0707.

The Beacon 50+Expo, for seniors and their families; keynote address by Luigi Ferrucci, the scientific director of the National Institute on Aging, plus health discussions, screenings, resources and entertainment. Noon-4 p.m., Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, One Veterans Pl., Silver Spring. Free. 301-949-9766 or

Hillandale Fire Department open house, tours of the station, emergency equipment, fire safety activities and more. Noon-3 p.m., Hillandale Volunteer Fire Department, Station 24, 13216 New Hampshire Ave., Colesville. Free. 240-773-4724.

Kensington Fire Department open house, tours of the station, emergency equipment, fire safety activities and more. Noon-4 p.m., Kensington Firehouse, 10620 Connecticut Ave. Free. 240-773-4705.

AARP Widowed Persons Service, Bunny Weinstein, a senior education associate will discuss “Oasis and Adult Learning.” 2 p.m., Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Ave. $4 donation suggested. 301-949-7398.

Baltimore’s brewing history, Rob Kasper discusses “Baltimore Beer: A Satisfying History of Charm City Brewing.” A meeting of the Culinary Historians of Washington. 2:30-4:30 p.m., Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, Meeting Room A, 4805 Edgemoor Lane. Free. 301-320-6979, or

Monday, Oct. 14

Kids Flower Buds program, for children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult; gardening activities, stories, crafts and garden walks. 10:30 a.m. Monday, Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. $5 per child. Adults, free. Registration is requested. 301-962-1400.

“Planning for Safe Teen Driving” talk, a workshop for parents with or without their children 14 and older. Sponsored by the Parent Encouragement Program. 7:30 p.m., Kensington Baptist Church, 10100 Connecticut Ave. $30; children, $15. Registration required. 301-929-8824 or

County Bikeways master plan, discussed by David Anspacher, a senior planner in the county department of transportation. Followed by a question-and-answer session and discussion of other local issues. A Civic Federation public meeting. 7:45 p.m., County Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free. 240-777-3682 or

Herman Wouk book discussion in Potomac, about the novel “The Lawgiver,” about a group of people trying to make a movie about the prophet Moses set in the present day. 8 p.m., Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah, 11825 Seven Locks Rd., Potomac. Free. 301-279-7010 or

Tuesday, Oct. 15

Downloading e-books instruction, how to use an e-reader to download library books and audiobooks. Take your device and library card to the Information Desk. 9-11 a.m., Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.

Wednesday, Oct. 16

Champion Tree Tour, Joe Howard of the Montgomery County Forestry Board and Carole Bergmann, a Montgomery parks forest ecologist, lead an annual tour of champion trees growing on county historical sites. Take a lunch and water. Transportation and drinks included. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. $45; registration required. Course no. 248250. 301-962-1451 or

SCORE small-business counseling, volunteers from the Service Corps of Retired Executives offer advice on starting a small business, developing a business plan, securing financing and researching the market. Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Ave. Free, registration required. 240-777-0678.

Silver Spring Meditation Club, for adults, explore meditation as a way to improve emotional and physical wellness, creativity and pain relief. 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source, 8580 Second Ave., Silver Spring. $10 per month, registration required. 301-754-8800 or

Film: “Hotel Rwanda,” a screening of director Terry George’s 2004 film, about a hotel manager in Rwanda who houses Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the militia. Professors Rachel Sullivan and Benedict Ngala will lead a discussion. 5:30 p.m., Montgomery College, Globe Hall, 20200 Observation Dr., Germantown. Free. 301-279-5000.

Square dancing and lessons, new dancers welcome; wear casual dress. 7 p.m., North Chevy Chase Christian Church, 8814 Kensington Pkwy. $6. 301-587-5861 or

U.S. Navy Concert Band, wind ensemble, featuring marches, patriotic music and more. 7 p.m., Rockville High School, 2100 Baltimore Rd., Rockville. 301-517-8105.

Thursday, Oct. 17

“Women and the Turmoil in the Middle East,” discussed by Haleh Esfandiari, director of Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. 2-3:30 p.m., Montgomery College, TC136, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. 240-567-1617. Free.

Collaborative divorce process discussion, for couples; lawyers, financial professionals and mental health professionals discuss how to enhance collaboration during the divorce process. Sponsored by Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals. 3-5 p.m., Shulman Roger Building, sixth floor, 12505 Park Potomac Ave., Potomac. Free, registration required. 301-656-5794 or

Islamic art film, a screening of director Robert H. Gardner’s 2011 documentary, “Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World.” Imam Haytham Younis, co-founder of the Jewish-Islamic Dialogue Society, will facilitate discussion. 4-6 p.m., Montgomery College, CM211, 7600 Takoma Avenue, Takoma Park. Free. 301-279-5000.

Botanical happy hour and lecture, Amy Stewart, author of “The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks,” discusses plants used in alcohol, such as sugar cane for Caribbean rum and juniper berries that flavor gin. Before the lecture, a botanical happy hour. 6:30-9 p.m., Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. $40; members, $30. Registration required. 301-962-1451 or

Black Hill park night hike, for age 8 and older; a guided hike, about one mile, by the light of the full moon. Look and listen for creatures that are active at night. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Black Hill Regional Park, 20926 Lake Ridge Dr., Boyds. $5; members, $4. Registration required. 301-528-3492 or

“Duct Tape Parenting” author, Vicki Hoefle discusses “Duct Tape Parenting: Making Every Word Count.” Hoefle is the author of “Duct Tape Parenting: A Less Is More Approach to Raising Respectful, Responsible and Resilient Kids.” 7-9 p.m., Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. $15; $25 per couple. Registration required. 301-229-1347 or

STEP AFRIKA!, performance to celebrate the new Global Humanities Institute and National Humanities Month, with a reception and presentations. 7-8 p.m., Cultural Arts Center at Silver Spring, 7995 Georgia Ave. Free, registration required. 240-567-5793 or

Girls “Preparing for Success” forum registration, for high school girls headed for college or the workplace. The full-day conference on Nov. 16 will cover interviewing, résuméwriting, career choices and getting into college. Co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Women’s Bar Foundation. Montgomery College, Theatre Arts Building, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. Free, registration required. or

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton

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