Children's Events/Classes

: Virtual Family Storytime

Join Montgomery County Public Libraries for a virtual storytime. To participate, sign in via zoom

: Read to a Dog

School-age children are invited to practice reading aloud in 15 minute virtual sessions via Zoom with certified therapy dogs from People Animals Love (PAL). Virtual. 3-5pm. 

: Virtual Family Storytime @ MCPL

Join for Family Storytime via Zoom!  Filled with diverse stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination, these programs encourage young children of all ages to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning and introduce them to the culture of reading. 9-9:30am. More info

: Virtual Maryland STEM Festival - Kitchen Science!

Ever wonder what's going on when you cook or bake, or even clean up afterward? Join this interactive event for a look inside the kitchen. Cooking is said to be an art, and baking a science, but really, science is involved in many choices in the kitchen, whether you are cooking or baking. And cleaning up afterward also involves science, too! Each of the activities involved will be safe for elementary aged children; adult supervision highly encouraged. 4-5pm. More information: Montgomery County Public Libraries

: Virtual Halloween Baby Storytime

Wear a costume if you wish for this special Halloween-themed storytime. 9am. FREE. Virtual

Classes/Workshops

- : Acting & Musical Theatre Classes - Online Courses

As students explore the worlds of acting and musical theatre, they grow from the world of play to applying more advanced, specialized training. All classes, regardless of age, foster personal growth, teamwork, and creativity. Ages 3 - 16. Times & Prices vary. Imagination Stage

- : Introductory Art Classes by Artworks

Teen classes are offered to middle and high school students who would like to take their art to the next level. Experienced instructors guide students through advanced concepts in sketching with pastel, charcoal, and oils. Students are given individual attention to advance and strengthen the necessary foundations required to succeed in any artistic endeavor. Mondays, 5:45pm; Wednesdays, 5:30pm. Young Adults, ages 13-18. $147 per month for 60 minutes of weekly sessions (price of the class does not include the cost of materials). Art Works
 

: English Conversation Club

Practice English conversation in an informal, friendly relaxed setting. New members are always welcome but space is limited. Virtual. 11:30am-1pm. To join, visit here

- : Short Story Workshop

In this course you will study what constructs the world of the short story. Tuesdays. $195. To register

- : Intro to the Novel

The workshop will focus on everything from generating ideas to developing characters to establishing point of view. The Writer's Center, virtually. $360. 

Concerts/Music

: Beethoven @250 Birthday Bash

National Philharmonic season opens with a celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday. 2-3pm. All ages. FREE. Virtual

Discussions/Readings

: Film Discussion "Tomorrow"

Directed by Cyril Dion, Melanie Laurent. Virtual. 2:30-3:30pm. 

Live Performance/Exhibit

- : Passages - New Ceramics by Kanika Sircar

An exhibition of thought-provoking sculptural vessels by Kanika Sircar. By appointment Thursdays and Saturdays 1 - 4pm.  Waverly Street Gallery,  4600 East West Hwy. FREE.  301/951-9441.

- : American Dreams

Round House Theatre's production of Leila Buck’s, "American Dream." The virtual show is live and is a government-run game show where audience members compete for U.S. citizenship. Visit site for prices and times. 

- : Bethesda Painting Awards Exhibit

The work of the finalists will be on exhibit Oct. 9 - 31, 2020 at Gallery B, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda. Gallery Hours: Fri. - Sat., 12-4pm. *Social distancing will be enforced and face masks must be worn by all visitors.

Special Events

- : Lunchtime on the Plaza

Live music, promotions and giveaways; Pita on the Plaza will offer a Pita Lunch Combo discount and Ceremony Coffee will provide coffee tastings or coffee coupons. Thursdays in October, 11:30am-1:30pm. Bethesda Metro Center Plaza. Hosted by Brookfield Properties.

- : Savor Bethesda Restaurant Week

We invite you to enjoy "Savor Bethesda" Restaurant Week from Oct. 1 - 11, 2020 with great menu items for $10, $25 and $35. Your delicious meals and treats can be enjoyed for takeout or dine in.

- : Cinema Art Bethesda

Cinema Art Bethesda presents the German film, The Silent Revolution. There will be a post-film discussion moderated by Adam Spector via Zoom.

: Virtual Board Game Night

Meet up online and play some really fun games using BoardGameArena.7pm. Free. You must register as space is limited.

: Bethesda Cares (Socially Distant) Annual Golf Tournament!

This golf tournament fundraiser will benefit individuals experiencing homelessness in Montgomery County. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Visit site for more information.