|Bethesda, MD 20814|
The Bethesda Urban Partnership publishes a bi-monthly calendar of events and distributes it free of charge to area residents and businesses. To submit an event to be considered for the print or online calendar, please contact Valerie Hillman at email@example.com.
Rapunzel. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. Ages 4+. $12; group rates available. 301/634-5380.
6 & 10-week classes in early childhood acting, musical theatre, dance & filmmaking. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Ages 3-18. Call for times & prices. 301/961-6060.
Italian language program; all levels. Italian Cultural Society, 4827 Rugby Ave., Suite 301. Call for times & prices. Ages 2-18. 301/215-7885.
Sing-a-Long – Oct. 5, 8-9; Merlin’s Magic – Oct. 15, 19; Imaginary Friends – Oct. 23, 29. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 10am. Ages 2-4. $6. 301/634-5380.
Stories, rhymes, songs & early literacy activities. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am. Ages 0-2 with an adult. FREE; tickets distributed 30min before. 240/777-0970.
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Call for times. Ages 6+. $15+. 301/280-1660.
Families are invited for a viewing of Shrek (PG). Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 6:30pm. Elementary School Age. FREE. 240/777-0970.
Hansel and Gretel. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. Ages 4+. $12; group rates available. 301/634-5380.
Fun, fast paced yoga & relaxation to help children focus, build strength & reduce tension. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., Ste. PH7. Fri., 3:45-4:45pm. Ages 9-14. $18/class. 301/656-8992.
Come and explore fire trucks, police cars, off-road vehicles, construction rigs, delivery trucks, emergency vehicles, buses and other cool things that go!
Trucks, Cars, Buses,food trucks, Face painting, bounce castles, crafts, and more. Suburban Nursery School, 7210 Hidden Creek Rd. 10am-2pm. $5/ticket; chicken under 2, FREE. 301/229-1465.
Children practice reading aloud in short semi-private sessions with certified therapy dogs. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 4-5pm. Ages 6+. FREE. 240/777-0970.
Learn about adoption programs & processes. The Barker Adoption Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Rd., 1st Fl. 9:30am-12pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/664-9664.
Call for class times & prices. English Now!, 4630 Montgomery Ave., Ste.300. Ages 5+. $200+. 301/718-3575.
Italian language, culture, travel, cooking, art and Latin classes. Italian Cultural Society, 4827 Rugby Ave., Suite 301. Call for times & prices. Ages 12+. 301/215-7885.
Ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, ballroom, Zumba and more. Dansez Dansez, 4907 Rugby Ave. Call for times & prices. All ages. 301/652-2551.
Enhance balance, flexibility & strength through Tai Chi; a form of moving meditation and martial art. Team Sun & Moon Taiji One,
4916 Fairmont Avenue. Ages 8+. Call for times & prices. 301/512-5071.
Learn about types of family memoirs & how to work on them; writing exercises & small group discussion. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 10am-2pm. Ages 18+. $80. 301/654–8664.
Yoga poses to improve balance & stability; no experience necessary. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., Ste.PH7. Tues., 12:30-2pm. Ages 16+. $72/four-week course; $20/single class. 301/656-8992.
English conversation practice for non-native English speakers. BCC Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., 2nd Fl. Wed., 11am-12:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE.
Yoga to achieve an improved sense of lightness & wellness; no experience necessary. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., Ste.PH7. 1-3pm. Ages 16+. $38. 301/656-8992.
Learn a dynamic approach to Tai Chi as a form of non-impact exercise, moving meditation, performing art & martial art; no experience necessary. Team Sun & Moon Taiji One, 4916 Fairmont Ave. 9:50-10:50am. Ages 8+. FREE; RSVP required. 301/512-5071.
Gentle Tai Chi; a slower-pace class for those who want to ease into learning Taiji; no experience necessary. Team Sun & Moon Taiji One, 4916 Fairmont Ave. 9:50-10:50am. Ages 8+. FREE; RSVP required. 301/512-5071.
Healthy Cooking Series: Cajun Delights & Creole Bites; recipe demonstrations. Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd. 6-8pm. Ages 18+. $25/class; $45/series. 301/896-3939.
Improve balance, strength, posture & well-being; no experience necessary. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., Ste.PH7. 3-5pm. Ages 21+. $140/four-week course; $38/single class. 301/656-8992.
American Rhythm &Blues singer, Melba Moore. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $45. 240/330-4500.
“Through it All: Faith in Spite of Pain” by Colin Eaton & Marlissa Hudson; spirituals & songs from musical theater. Cedar Lane UU Church, 9601 Cedar Ln. 7:30pm. FREE. 301/493-8300.
Experience the music of Bob Marley. Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 7-9pm. $15/online, $20/door, FREE/Levine students. 301/897-5100.
Saxophonist, Mike Phillips. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $35. 240/330-4500.
Contate premiers "Emily's Perennial Things," by Alice Parker, featuring the poetry of Emily Dickinson. St. John's Episcopal Church, 6701 Wisconsin Ave. 5pm. $35-$45, $15/students. 301/986-1799.
Daniel M. Ford reads from Ordination, Brandon Wicks reads from American Fallout & Tara Laskowski reads from Bystanders. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/654-8664.
Discussion of Down Among the Dead Men by Peter Lovese. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 1pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.
Readings by 2015 Emerging Writer Fellowship winners, Clifford Garstang & Brian Simoneau. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/654-8664.
Discussion of The Art Forger by Barbara A. Shapiro. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.
Pam Holland of Tech Moxie speaks about recognizing online scams. Woman’s Club of Bethesda, 5500 Sonoma Rd. 12:45pm. Ages 20+. FREE. 301/530-1784.
Poets Terri Cross Davis & Hayes Davis both read from their 2016 collections. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/654-8664.
Share poetry, fiction & nonfiction works. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. Sign-up begins at 1:30pm; reading begin at 2pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/654–8664.
Poet Rachel Eliza Griffiths reads from Lighting the Shadow & John Morris reads from When I Snap My Fingers You Will Remember Everything. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/654-8664.
Live standup comedy show. Positano, 4948 Fairmont Ave. Sat., 8-9:30pm. Ages 18+. $10 (cash). 301/946-1102.
Paintings by Robert O’Brien & Susan Schellberg. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: Oct.14, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.
Urban Studies; oil paintings by Cathy Abramson. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Tues.-Sat., 12-6pm; Reception: Fri., Oct.14, 6-9pm; Gallery Talk: Sat., Oct.22, 2-4pm; Meet the Artist: Saturdays, 2-4pm. FREE. 301/951-9441.
Storyfest Short Slam: Live standup storytelling show. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Everything second Thur 7:30pm to 9:30pm. $10 cash.
Film screening of Wedding Doll (Israel); discussion to follow. Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave. 10am; doors open 9:30am. $15; includes bagels & coffee. 240/395-0042.
50 restaurants & 5 stages of live entertainment. Woodmont Triangle. 11am-4pm. FREE entry; four tasting tickets for $5. 301/215-6660.
Fire & rescue squad activities for all ages. B-CC Rescue, 5020 Battery Ln. 11am-4pm. FREE. 301/652-0077.
Chevy Chase Fire Dept. offers fire truck rides, firefighting demo, balloons & more. Chevy Chase Fire Department, 8001 Connecticut Ave. 10am-3pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/652-0707.
Students & friends participate in decorating a shoebox & filling it with necessities for the homeless. Fourth Presbyterian Church, 5500 River Rd. 11am-2pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/320-3600.
Ceramics, glass, painting, photography & more. Elm St., Woodmont Ave. & Bethesda Ave. Sat., 11am-6pm & Sun., 10am-5pm. FREE. 301/637-5684.
Tour Glen Echo Fire Dept.; junior firefighter training, bounce house, free hot dogs & more. Glen Echo Fire Dept., 5920 Massachusetts Ave. 11am-2pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/229-9766.
Social meeting & Italian movies. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave. 1-5:30pm. Donations accepted. 301/215-7885.
The Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase, 7931 Connecticut Ave. Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 11am-3pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/652-8480.
Special needs families & friends celebrate the season with the community with crafts, food & music. Fourth Presbyterian Church, 5500 River Rd. 11am-1pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/320-3600.
Masquerade or Halloween Attire. Rock and R&B Classics performed by JX BAND. Proceeds go to Foundation to Fight H-ABC and The Washington School for Girls. The Women’s Club of Bethesda
5500 Sonoma Rd. 7pm. $80 before Oct. 14th; $100 after and at the door. 301/580-7734.
Over 40 local artisans sell handmade items. The Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase, 7931 Connecticut Ave. 10am-5pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/652-8480.
Capital Area Food Bank fundraiser; guests receive a handmade ceramic bowl, unlimited soup, bread & desserts from area restaurants. Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One Bethesda Metro Center. 11am-1:30pm. $35/ticket; proceeds provide meals to neighbors in need. Tickets: www.capitalareafoodbank.org/empty-bowls