Thursday, Oct. 25

Rockville 10K/5K fundraiser run registration, for the Nov. 4 race benefiting the Rockville Youth Recreation Fund. “The oldest continuing race in Montgomery County” starts and ends at King Farm Village Center (King Farm Boulevard and Pleasant Drive). $35. 301-651-3372 or

“Run Under The Lights” registration, for a 5K run or walk Nov. 17 through the illuminated displays and animated vignettes of the City of Gaithersburg’s Winter Lights Festival in Seneca Creek State Park. $35; in advance, $30. 301-924-2127, or

Apple and yard sales, apples only, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday; full sales, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday (apples until 5 p.m.). St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 10401 Armory Ave., Kensington. 301-933-7933.

Women’s art show, works by 23 Korean artists, curated by Komelia Hongja Okim. Thursday through Tuesday, Glenview Mansion, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 240-314-8682. Free.

Pumpkin TrolleyFest, kids can hop aboard a trolley for a ride to Pinson’s Pumpkin Market. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, National Capital Trolley Museum, Northwest Branch Park, 1313 Bonifant Rd., Colesville. $7; age 17 and younger, $5. 301-384-6088.

Downloading e-books and audiobooks, learn how to download library materials to your personal database files. Take a WiFi-enabled device or laptop to the training. 10:15 a.m. Damascus Library, 9701 Main St. Free. 240-773-9444.

Children’s entertainment: Groovy Nate, for ages 3 to 6 accompanied by an adult; music, comedy and puppet skits. 10:30 a.m., Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. Free tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to the program. 240-777-0970.

Fulks Corner farmers market, seasonal fruits and vegetables from local farms. 2-6 p.m. Thursdays, Fulks Corner Avenue at Route 355, Gaithersburg. 301-590-2830.

“Eye Spy” Halloween train rides, for age 8 and younger, a not-so-scary train ride through the woods. Costumes encouraged. 3-8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; 1-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Cabin John Regional Park, 7400 Tuckerman Lane, Rockville. $5. 301-765-8670 or

Haunted Train and Creepy Carousel, for age 8 and older, ride the Creepy Carousel or take the spooky train through the woods. 6-9 p.m. through Wednesday, with night-time screenings of scary Halloween movies. Costumes encouraged. Take a canned food donation to benefit Metropolitan United Ministries. Wheaton Regional Park, 2002 Shorefield Rd., Wheaton. $5, includes two rides. 301-495-2525 or

Teen writers club, for age 12 and older. Sponsored by the Maryland Writers’ Association. 6:15 p.m., Marilyn J. Praisner Branch Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Free. 240-773-9460.

“Laugh for a Good Cause” benefit, a fundraiser for Hospice Caring featuring Jimmie “J.J.” Walker, “Last Comic Standing” contestant Mike Aronin and local comedian Irwin Loring. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m. Laughter Hours Comedy Club, 7 Dalamar St., Gaithersburg. 301-869-4673 or

“Rami Kleinstein and the Piano,” a performance by the Israeli singer and composer. 8 p.m., Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. $55. 301-881-0100 or

Friday, Oct. 26

Halloween Happening, for age 12 and younger, music by a DJ, a moon bounce, games, crafts and treats. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center, 14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Free. 240-773-9460.

Halloween Spooktacular, for ages 3 to 9, a costume party and parade, a zombie chase game and more. 6:30-8 p.m., Lake Marion Community Center, 8821 E. Village Ave., Montgomery Village. Free. 301-948-8082.

Halloween magic show, for all ages, a high-energy sleight-of-hand and comedy performance. Refreshments and crafts will follow. 7-9 p.m., Mid-County Community Recreation Center, 2004 Queensguard Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 240-777-6820.

Haunted Forest, for age 12 and older who enjoy being scared, 7-9 p.m. Friday through Wednesday, Damascus Community Recreation Center, 25220 Oak Dr. $12. 240-777-6930.

Friday Night Dance at Glen Echo, Nils Fredland calls to the band Elixir, with Nils Fredland on trombone, Ethan Hazzard-Watkins on fiddle, Jesse Hazzard-Watkins on trumpet and flugelhorn, Anna Patton on clarinet, and Owen Morrison on guitar and foot percussion. 7:30 p.m., Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $9; age 17 and younger, free. 301-634-2222.

Comedy & Magic Society performances, for age 10 and older; sleight-of-hand and interactive theater. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. $12-$15. 301-258-6394.

Saturday, Oct. 27

Community Service Day, Student Service Learning hours for middle school and high school students are available for many projects. Opportunities and service projects are posted at, the volunteer center Web site. 240-777-2608 or

Kensington farmers market, produce, seafood, meat, baked goods, flowers and more. 8 a.m.-noon, Kensington train station parking lot (Howard Avenue). 301-949-2424 or

Olde Towne market, handmade and commercial items, gently used merchandise, food and more. 9 a. m.-1 p.m., Gaithersburg City Hall, 31 S. Summit Ave. 301-258-6350.

Pike Central farmers market, fruits and vegetables, artisan cheese, meats and seafood. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 11806 Rockville Pike. 301-775-6402 or

Rockville farmers market, fruits and vegetables, bedding plants, preserves, honey, herbs and baked goods. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Rockville Town Center, Route 28 and Monroe Street.

Silver Spring farmers market, cheeses, fruits and vegetables, honey, eggs, meat, baked goods and cut flowers. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Ellsworth Drive, between Fenton Street and Georgia Avenue. 202-362-8889.

Pumpkin festival, hayrides, giant slides, barnyard animals, a corn maze, pedal tractors, a pumpkin coach, pumpkin land and a straw maze. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Butler’s Orchard, 22200 Davis Mill Rd., Germantown. $11. 301-972-3299 or 301-428-0444.

Halloween storytelling and crafts, for ages 3 to 6 accompanied by an adult. Costumes encouraged. 10:30 a.m., Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Free. 240-777-0922.

“Great Pumpkin Treasure Hunt,” for ages 3 to 6 accompanied by an adult; a nature-trail treasure hunt. Trail-friendly costumes welcome. 11 a.m.-noon Saturday and 10-11 a.m. Tuesday. Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville. $5 (adults, free); registration required. or 301-258-4030.

Domestic violence empowerment luncheon, “Restore the Joy” event features a resource fair, panel discussions, inspirational performances and more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Holiday Inn, 2 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. $35; children and seniors, $15. 301-963-8588, or

Halloween Extravaganza, for ages 4 to 11 accompanied by an adult; seasonal activities, prizes, crafts, a candy-counting contest and more. Costumes encouraged. Noon-2 p.m., East County Community Recreation Center, 3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring. Free. 301-572-7004.

Glen Echo Fall Frolic, for all ages, Halloween festival activities include pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating and a costume parade. 1-4 p.m., Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 301-634-2222 or

Seminary district walk, a guided tour hosted by Save Our Seminary at Forest Glen. 1 p.m., National Park Seminary Historic District, 2755 Cassedy St. (near Linden Lane), Silver Spring. $5; registration required. 301-589-1715 or

Halloween Haunt, for all ages; a strolling magician, a petting zoo, scarecrow making, a friendly haunted house, crafts, pumpkin painting and more. 2-4 p.m., Thomas Farm Community Recreation Center, 700 Fallsgrove Dr., Rockville. $3; registration suggested. 240-314-8840 or

PhotoSlam exhibition and reception, featuring the work of Huguette Roe, Michael Horan, and Matthew Entwistle. 4-6 p.m.; show continues through Nov. 12. Glen Echo Park, Photoworks Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Free. 301-634-2274 or

“Experimental Music in the Gallery,” featuring Paul Roth, Zeitlos, Cactus Truck, and Steve Moore; hosted by D.C. Sonic Circuits. 7:30 p.m., Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. $10. 301-608-9101.

Saturday Night Swing Dance, featuring the Tom Cunningham Orchestra. Beginners lesson at 8 p.m. with swing dance instructors Tom Koerner and Debra Sternberg, followed by dancing until midnight. Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $15; ages 5 to 13, $8. 301-634-2222.

Sunday, Oct. 28

Hot Society Orchestra afternoon dance, do the fox trot, two-step, waltz, cha cha, rhumba, etc., to music from the ’20s, ’30s and ’40s. No partner or experience necessary. 3-6 p.m., starting with a samba lesson. Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $14. 301-634-2222.

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

Seminar: “Ancient Synagogues in Israel,” a presentation by Jodi Magness of the University of North Carolina. 2 p.m., Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Free. 301-881-0100.

Haunted house, for all ages, especially children 12 and younger. 4-6 p.m., Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John. Free. 301-229-0010.

Monday, Oct. 29

Small-business counseling, by appointment with volunteers from the Senior Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE). Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave. Free; registration required. 240-777-0140.

Young-adult books author appearance, for age 12 and older; Rachel Cohn will discuss “Beta,” her novel about a teenager who began life as a laboratory clone. 5-6:30 p.m., Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. Free. 240-777-0970.

Board of Education candidates forum, a question-and-answer session with Phil Kauffman, Morris Panner, Fred Evans, Rebecca Smondrowski, Christopher Barclay and Annita Seckinger. Take a brown-bag supper; dessert and coffee will be provided. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women. 6:15-8 p.m., Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Ave. 240-777-0678.

Evening book discussion, for adults, a discussion of Tina Fey’s memoir “Bossypants.” 7 p.m., Poolesville Library, 19633 Fisher Ave. Free. 240-773-9550.

Tuesday, Oct. 30

Stepping Stones Story Time, for age 5 and younger accompanied by an adult; Halloween costumes encouraged. 10:30 a.m., Damascus Library, 9701 Main St. Free. 240-773-9444.

Wednesday, Oct. 31

Help with homework, for ages 5 to 15, volunteers help with studies. 4 p.m. Wednesdays. Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville. 240-773-9410.

Halloween story time and parade, for age 6 and younger accompanied by an adult; songs and stories followed by a costume parade. 10 a.m., Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.

“Using Social Media” workshop, an overview for those seeking to change or advance their careers; hosted by the Jewish Social Service Agency Employment and Career Services. 10:30 a.m., Twinbrook Library, 202 Meadow Hall Dr., Rockville. Free; registration requested. 301-610-8380.

Halloween Hoot Dance, for age 55 and older, music by the Night and Day Band. Costumes encouraged. 1:15-3:15 p.m., Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. $2. 240-777-4999.

“Halloween Creatures” nature event, for ages 3 to 6 accompanied by an adult, a search for signs of creatures associated with Halloween. 2-3 p.m., Brookside Nature Center, 1400 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. $5 (adults free); registration required. or 301-962-1480.

Family Halloween Party, for ages 3 to 5 accompanied by an adult, a slightly spooky story time and costume parade. 4 p.m., Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr. Free. 240-777-0690.

Poetry readings, featuring Judith McCombs and Alicia Ostriker. 7 p.m., followed by an open reading. Kensington Row Bookshop, 3786 Howard Ave., Kensington. Free. 301-949-9416.

Square dancing and lessons, new dancers welcome. 7-10 p.m., North Chevy Chase Christian Church, 8814 Kensington Pkwy., Chevy Chase. $6. 301-587-5861 or

Thursday, Nov. 1

Meals on Wheels drivers needed, deliveries in the Gaithersburg area take place during late morning/early afternoon. Pickups are at Asbury Methodist Village, 333 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-216-4200. Mary Casamento, 301-253-4626.

Short-story writing contest, for high school students: a feature of the 2013 Gaithersburg Book Festival. Visit

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton

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