“Laps for Lexi” fun run registration open, for the 5K run, one-mile walk and children’s bike/scooter parade Sept. 28, which will benefit pediatric oncology at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National Medical Center. Sandy Spring Friends School, 16923 Norwood Rd., Sandy Spring. $20; registration required. 301-774-7455 or http://lapsforlexi2012.eventbrite.com.
Lymphoma Research Ride registration open, for the Sept. 30 noncompetitive 25- or 50-mile bike ride alongside survivors and other supporters. A benefit for the Lymphoma Research Foundation. The ride will start at Barnesville School in Dickerson. www. lymphoma.org/ride2012.
“Portraits of Life: LGBT Stories of Being” exhibit closing, a showcase of work by members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., daily through Monday. Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, 930 King St., Silver Spring. 240-567-4006.
Downloading eBooks and audio books workshop, guidance in accessing the library’s digital collections. Take a WiFi-enabled device such as a laptop computer to the training session. 10:15 a.m., Damascus Library, 9701 Main St. Free. 240-773-9444.
Line-dancing classes, 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays: led by JoAnn Eng and Lorraine Bour; 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays: led by Myung Anderson. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 240-777-8086.
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.
Author appearance, Marcie Lovett will talk about “The Clutter Book: When You Can’t Let Go.” 2:30 p.m., The Village at Rockville, Lang Hall, 9701 Veirs Dr., Rockville. Free. 301-424-9560.
Social Security workshop, un update for those who are about to become eligible. 5-6 p.m., Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. 240-773-9590.
Handiwork crafts class, for age 12 and older, learn to crochet and knit, or work on a current project. Please bring your own supplies. 6 p.m. Twinbrook Library, 202 Meadow Hall Dr., Rockville. 240-777-0240.
Authors appearance,Barbara Glickman and Valerie Brown will discuss their book, “Capital Splendor: Parks & Gardens of Washington, D.C.” 7 p.m., Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave. Free. 240-777-0140.
Cafe Muse Reading Series, readings by Renee Ashley and Ellen Cole; plus a tribute to Ed Cox. Sponsored by the Word Works. 7 p.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-656-2797.
Trawick Prize exhibit and opening reception, official launch of the Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards show. 6-9 p.m.; exhibit continues, noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, through Sept. 29. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. www.bethesda.org.
“Stroke of Genius” exhibit and opening reception, mobiles, sculptures, and photographs by David Yano and others. 6-9 p.m.; exhibit continues through Oct. 6. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy., Bethesda. Free. 301-951-9441.
Friday Night Dancers, Woody Lane calls to the Glen Echo Open Band. 7:30-11:30 p.m., Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $9; age 17 and younger, free. 301-634-2222 or www.FridayNightDance.org.
Kensington farmers market, produce, seafood, meat, baked goods, flowers and more. 8 a.m.-noon. Saturdays. Kensington train station parking lot (Howard Avenue). 301-949-2424 or www.tok.md.gov.
Rockville farmers market, fruits and vegetables, bedding plants, preserves, honey, herbs, baked goods and more. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Rockville Town Center, Route 28 and Monroe Street. www.rockvillemd.gov.
Silver Spring farmers market, cheeses, fruits and vegetables, honey, eggs, meat, baked goods and cut flowers. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Ellsworth Drive, between Fenton Street and Georgia Avenue. 202-362-8889.
Main Street farmers market, fresh fruits, vegetables and pastries in addition to crafts from local artists. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. 301 Main St. (Kentlands Main Street Pavilion), Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350.
Used books sale, sponsored by Friends of the Library. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Marilyn J. Praisner Branch Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. 240-773-9460.
Brookside Gardens “Children’s Day,” vegetable-plant gardening and other craft projects, storytellers and other live entertainment. Take a nonperishable item for food bank donation. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-962-1400.
Dollhouse Miniatures Club, new project each month. Sponsored by the “Mini Wonder Workers of Damascus.” 1 p.m., Damascus Library, 9701 Main St. For registration and materials information, call 240-773-9444.
Olney farmers and artists 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.
Small business counseling, meet with volunteers from the Senior Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE). Weekdays, Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave. Free; appointments required. 240-777-0140.
Vintage film: “The Best Years of Our Lives,” a screening of the 1946 classic starring Fredric March and Myrna Loy. 1 p.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 240-777-8086.
Plant swap and deer-in-the-garden seminar, a presentation by Rob Gibbs on wildlife management. Take plants to trade with other gardeners. A meeting of the Silver Spring Garden Club. 7:30 p.m., Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-588-6894 or http://facebook.com/WashingtonGardenerMagazine.
Parenting course, for parents and caregivers of children ages 5-12; a 10-week course on bedtime and homework battles and resolving sibling issues. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Kensington Baptist Church, 10100 Connecticut Ave., Kensington. Registration required; call for fee information. 301-929-8824 or www.pepparent.org.
“Help With Homework,” for ages 5 to 15, volunteers help students with schoolwork. 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville. 240-773-9410.
Rockville farmers markets, fruits and vegetables, bedding plants, cut flowers, baked goods and more. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays (with live music), East Montgomery Avenue at Rockville Town Center. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Route 28 and Monroe Street. 240-314-8620.
Women’s club open house, hosted by the Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase. Take a friend. 10 a.m.-noon, Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase, 7931 Connecticut Ave. Free. 301-652-8480. http://www.wccchevychase.org.
Klezmer concert, a woodwind performance by Seth Kibel. 1 p.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 240-777-8086.
“Fiction, Memoir and Biography” at the library, a discussion of William Faulkner’s “As I Lay Dying,” a novel set in Mississippi in the 1920s. 2:30-4 p.m., Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave. Free. 240-773-9590.
Plant clinic, a question-and-answer session with master gardeners; take specimens for identification and diagnosis. 6:15-7:45 p.m., Germantown Library, 19840 Century Blvd. Free. 240-777-0110.
Honeybees workshop, local beekeeper Maria Montefusco will talk about the environmental impact and rewards of being a beekeeper. She will also share honey-based recipes. Sponsored by the Damascus Library Advisory Committee. 7:30 p.m., Damascus Library, 9701 Main St. Free. 240-773-9444.
Parenting workshop, for parents of toddlers to age 18, “Why Don’t My Kids Listen to Me?” Sponsored by the Parent Encouragement Program. 7:30 p.m., St. Rose of Lima Parish, 11701 Clopper Rd., Gaithersburg. Free; registration required. 301-948-7545 or www.pepparent.org.
Free electronics recycling, acceptable items include TVs, desktop computers; gaming consoles; telephones and answering machines, small appliances and electronic toys (with batteries removed). 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Verizon Chesapeake Complex, 13100 Columbia Pike, Silver Spring. Free. 410-393-7109 or email@example.com.
Child safety-seat inspection, a check on the installation of seats and boosters required for age 7 and younger (unless they weigh more than 65 pounds or are at least 4 feet 9 inches tall). Sponsored by the Montgomery County Police Department. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Fitzgerald Auto Mall, 5501 Nicholson Lane, Rockville. Free. 301-770-3300.
Jewish book discussion, a talk about Allegra Goodman’s, “Kaaterskill Falls,” a novel set in upstate New York in the summer of 1976. 1 p.m., Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Free. 240-777-0922.
Teen-book authors event, Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian talk about “Burn for Burn,” their novel about friendship and revenge. 5-8 p.m., Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. Free. 240-777-0970.
Community forum, “The Maryland Dream Act: Costs and Benefits to Taxpayers,” featuring Andrew Freund, of Montgomery County Young Republicans, and Jay Wilson, of Montgomery County Young Democrats. Sponsored by the Taxpayers League. 7:30-9 p.m., County Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave. (sixth-floor conference room), Rockville. Free. 301-320-5863.
Spanish-speaking election judges needed, to serve at polling places Nov. 6. Montgomery County Board of Elections, 240-777-8532 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Short-story writing contest, for high school students: a feature of the 2013 Gaithersburg Book Festival. Visit www.gaithersburgbookfestival.org. 301-258-6350.
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