|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.
When She Had Wings; story inspired by the life of Amelia Earhart. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Call for times. Ages 3+. $10+. 301/280-1660.
Call for class times & prices. English Now!, 4903 Montgomery Lane. Ages 5+. $200+. 301/718-3575.
Italian language program; all levels. Italian Cultural Society, 4827 Rugby Ave., Suite 301. Call for times & prices. Ages 2-18. 301/215-7885.
The Velveteen Rabbit. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Thurs. & Fri., 10am & 11:30am; Sat. & Sun., 11:30am & 1pm. Ages 4-8. $12; group rates available. 301/634-5380.
Stories, rhymes, songs & other early literacy activities. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am & 11:15am. Ages 0-2, accompanied by adult. FREE; tickets distributed 30min beforehand. 240/777-0970.
Author Jane Stein talks about her children's book Dear Class: Traveling Around the World with Mrs. J. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 2pm. Ages 6+. FREE. 240/777-0970.
Singing, dancing, playing instruments, games & more. International School of Music, 10450 Auto Park Ave. 9am, 10am & 11am. Ages 3-5. $27. 301/365-5888.
Mother Goose Caboose – Oct. 3 & 4; Animal Crackers – Oct. 10 & 11; Teddy Bear’s Picnic – Oct. 17 & 18; Panda-Monium – Oct. 24 & 25; Kooky Kritters – Oct. 28 & 31. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 10am. Ages 2-4. $6. 301/634-5380.
Stories, rhymes, songs & a craft. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 7pm. Ages 3-6, accompanied by adult. FREE; tickets distributed 30min beforehand. 240/777-0970.
Sciencetellers feature interactive experiments with dry ice, smoke-filled bubbles, flying rockets & more. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 11am. Ages 5+. FREE. 240/777-0970.
Aladdin! (and his wonderful lamp). The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Thurs. & Fri., 10:30am; Sat. & Sun., 11:30am & 1pm. Ages 5+. $12; group rates available. 301/634-5380.
Kids have chance to explore fire trucks, police cars, emergency vehicles and more; kids can wear Halloween costumes, pumpkin decorating, face painting & more. Suburban Nursery School, 7210 Hidden Creek Road. 10am-2pm. $5, FREE for children under 2; proceeds support creative programming at Suburban Nursery School. 301/412-6676.
Celebrate Halloween with stories, songs, rhymes & more. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 6:30pm. Ages 3+. FREE. 240/777-0970.
A gathering to unite hot yoga practitioners - hot yoga has never been practiced at this scale. Yogis with all skill levels are invited. Pure Om Bethesda, 7832 Wisconsin Ave. Call for times. $175 for a one-day pass, or $499 for a four-day pass. 240/507-5118
Voice, piano, guitar, violin, drums & more. International School of Music, 10450 Auto Park Ave. Call for appointment. $50. 301/365-5888
Ballet, jazz, hip hop, Zumba, ballroom & more. Dansez Dansez, 4907 Rugby Ave. Call for times. $110/month. All Ages. 301/652-2551.
Call for class times & prices. Chinese Now!, 4903 Montgomery Lane. Ages 5+. $160+. 301/785-3892.
International & domestic policy informational meeting. The Barker Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Rd., 1st Fl. 9:30am-12pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/664-9664.
Focus on poses that help counter the time spent in front of screens. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., 16th Fl., Suite PH7. 1-3pm. Ages 16+. $38. 301/656-8992.
English conversation practice for non-native English speakers. B-CC Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., 2nd Fl. Wed., 11am-12:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE.
Presentation for high school students & parents about increasing chances of getting into the best schools. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 7pm. Ages 14+. FREE. 240/777-0970.
Course to support caregivers of the chronically & terminally ill; lunch & discussion led by Rev. Jamie Haith. Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd. 12pm-1pm. All Ages. FREE; registration required. 301/896-3939.
Yoga class for the family. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., 16th Fl., Suite PH7. 3-4pm. Ages 7+. $15/person; $50/family of 4+. 301/656-8992.
Workshop to raise funds to rebuild Mount Zion AME Church in Greeleyville, SC. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., 16th Fl., Suite PH7. 3-5pm. Ages 16+. $40. 301/656-8992.
Kaiser Permanente pediatric specialists share the most common issues facing preteen girls ages 9-12. Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd. 6-8pm. Ages 9+. FREE; registration required. 301/896-3939.
Leon Fleisher and the Fleisher-Jacobson Duo piano concert. All proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of the United States. Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, 601 Bradley Blvd. 7:30pm. $30/25 general/student; $25/20 in advance. 301/365-2850.
Minas; Brazilian Jazz. Cedar Lane Church, 9601 Cedar Ln. 4pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/493-8300.
John Kocur & Herb and Hanson; Kocur plays saxophone; Herb & Hanson play mandolin & guitar. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. $17. 301/581-5100.
Marco Socias, Classical Guitar from Spain. Westmoreland Congregational Church, 1 Westmoreland Circle. 8pm. All Ages. Ages 22+: $33.50; Ages 18-22: $16.75; Under 18: FREE. 301/654-6403.
The Cities We Live In: New Writing from South Asia; readers include Kavita Daiya, Tula Goenka & Rasmi Sadana. The Writers Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. Ages 16+. FREE. 301/954-8664.
Tanya Olson reads from Boyishly; Nancy Carlson reads from Abdourahman Waberi’s The Nomads, My Brothers, Go Out to Drink from the Big Dipper; reception and book signing to follow. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664.
The Writer's Center hosts a tribute to Richard Ford as part of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival. Contemporary fiction writers, Robert Olen Butler, Jeffrey Eugenides, Howard Norman & Susan Shreve will read selections from their work as their tribute to Fitzgerald Award honoree Richard Ford; followed by a reception & book signing. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St. 7pm - 9:30pm. $15. 301/654-8664.
Reading by Karina Borowicz; Ann McLaughlin from Sunset at Rosalie; reception and book signing to follow. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664.
Discussion of The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.
David Nicholson reads from Flying Home; Elizabeth Poliner reads from What You Know in Your Hands; reception and book signing to follow. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664.
CNN Correspondent Tom Foreman to sign copies of his book My Year of Running Dangerously: a Dad, a Daughter, and a Ridiculous Plan; kicks off Five Marathons in Five Days running tour. Barnes and Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave. 4pm. All ages. FREE. 301/986-1761.
Baron Wormser reads from Unidentified Sighing Objects; Susan Muaddi Darraj reads from A Curious Land: Stories from Home; reception and book signing to follow. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664.
Near and Far: Places I Love; pastel and watercolor paintings. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. Mon.-Thurs., 9am-9pm; Fri.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 12pm-5pm. FREE. 240/777-0970
Live standup comedy show. Hyatt Regency Hotel, 7400 Wisconsin Ave. Sat.,8-10pm. Ages 18+. $10 (cash). 301/946-1102.
Artwork by Lieta Gerson & Lindan Silvers. OASIS Art Gallery, Macy's Home Store, 7125 Democracy Blvd. Mon.-Fri., 10am-4pm. Opening Reception: Friday, October 9, 5-7pm. 301/469-6800 x211.
Lines, Rhythm and Life; New Paintings by Eunhee Dickerson. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Tues.–Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: October 9, 6-9pm. FREE. 301/951-9441.
Landscapes in Four Views. Artwork by Karen Klinedinst, Richard Levine, Robert O'Brien and Meg Soper. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed. – Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: October 9, 6-9pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.
Galleries & studios open late. Downtown Bethesda. 6-9pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.
Discussion of Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 7pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.
The Night Alive by Conor McPherson. Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Hwy. Tues. – Thurs., 7:30pm; Fri. & Sat., 8pm; Sat. & Sun., 2pm. Ages 18+. $30+. 240/644-1100.
A chance to listen to, and ask questions of a great political journalist in a beautiful setting, while raising funds for Bethesda Cares, ending homelessness in our community! The Edgemoor Club, 7415 Exeter Rd. 7pm. $25 minimum donation. bethesdacares.org.
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.
Over 50 restaurants & 4 stages of live entertainment. Woodmont Triangle. 11am-4pm. FREE entry; four tasting tickets for $5. 301/215-6660.
Car, truck & motorcycle show & family day. Benefits Children’s Inn at NIH. 7725 Wisconsin Ave. 11am-4pm. FREE. 301/496-5672.
Fire & rescue squad activities for all ages. B-CC Rescue, 5020 Battery Ln. 11am-4pm. FREE. 301/652-0077.
Bethesda Elementary School, 7600 Arlington Rd. Sun., 9am-1:30pm. FREE.
Sale of jewelry, books, electronics, toys and more for philanthropic funds. Woman’s Club of Bethesda, 5500 Sonoma Rd. 9am-3pm. FREE. 301/530-1784.
Home (PG); tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to the program. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 7pm. Ages 6+. FREE. 240/777-0970.
MOMS Club of Bethesda-NW Halloween costume parade followed by snacks & activities. Caroline Freeland Park, 7200 Arlington Rd.; parade concludes at BCC Civic Center. 4pm. Ages 0-10 w/parent. FREE. 202/329-1346.
10th Annual Craft Show by Metropolitan Community Club of Montgomery County; proceeds donated to charities. Potomac Presbyterian Church, 10301 River Rd. Fri., 5pm-8pm; Sat., 10am-4pm. FREE. 301/738-3218.
Tour Glen Echo Fire Department; junior firefighter training, fire safety bounce house, free hot dogs and 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. Third Sun. of each month; 1-5:30pm. Ages 4+. Donations accepted. 301/215-7885.
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.
28th Annual Back-to-School Classic to support Somerset Elementary; 8k race or 2k walk/run. Somerset Elementary, 5811 Warwick Pl. 9am. $35/adults, $20/students 18 & under. Register online.
Silent auction featuring Urban Country merchandise & items from Bethesda Row retailers; proceeds benefit Warrior Canine Connection. Urban Country, 7117 Arlington Rd. 6:30-9:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/654-0500.