Children's Events/Classes

- : Imagination Stage Summer Camp: Eric Carle Adventures

Look at that! What do you see? I see a brown bear looking at me! Join Imagination Stage as we explore beloved books by Eric Carle such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; and The Very Quiet Cricket. Using stories, songs, and art projects, students experience the Eric Carle stories with their bodies and imaginations. Register Here.

- : Imagination Stage Summer Camp: Acting For the Camera - Improvisation

To call cut or not to call cut? That is the question. With this camp, there is no question; you can do both! In the morning, students tackle the unique challenges of acting in front of a camera. In the afternoon, students get to make it all up! Through short-form improvisation games and exercises, students learn the rules of improv, how to keep a scene alive, and how to make their partners look good. Register Here.

- : Imagination Stage Presents: Miss Nelson is Missing

The students of Smedley Elementary School’s Room 207 are not just badly behaved–they’re the “worst kids of all!” No matter what their sweet and caring teacher Miss Nelson tries, they simply won’t listen (or stop throwing paper airplanes across the room). Fed up with their behavior, Miss Nelson leaves her class in the hands of dreaded substitute teacher Miss Viola Swamp, infamous for bringing “woe to those who misbehave.” Terrified of “the Swamp,” the kids must work together and with Detective McSmogg to find their kindhearted teacher and win her back. Tuneful and hilarious, this Imagination Stage original has been a hit at theatres from coast to coast. Buy Tickets Here.

- : Adventure Theatre Presents: Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical

Trixie and her father bustle through the streets of New York City down the block, through the park, past the school, to the Laundromat. But returning home, Knuffle Bunny is gone, and Trixie cannot tell her father what is wrong. Buy Tickets Here

: Unity Dance & Movement Childhood Summer Preview

From 12-3 PM join UD&M for 30-minute previews of Early Childhood classes. Come move and groove with your young one! Located at 4853 Cordell Ave, Suite PH-9.

- : Imagination Stage Summer Camp: Teen Actor's Lab

A thoughtful look at building a character and story, this camp familiarizes teens with some of the more sophisticated concepts in acting for the stage. Register Here.

Classes/Workshops

: Fitness in the Parks - Barre3

Join barre3 for a FREE outdoor workout class in Elm Street Park! This effective and efficient workout combines strength, cardio, and mindfulness. Register here.

- : Artworks Bethesda Presents: Character Design Workshop

In this workshop, students will be mentored by Instructor Mark Jackson as he shares the methods he has developed over 20 years in the industry. With Mark’s guidance, students will explore their characters through rough sketches, expressions, and poses, and then take their designs to a finished presentation. From whimsical creatures to heroic adventurers, students will learn the fundamentals of crafting compelling characters from scratch. Learn more here. 

: 20th Annual Men's Health Symposium

It is not uncommon for men to avoid routine or preventive care during their lifetime. In honor of Men’s Health month, join us for a panel discussion with Johns Hopkins experts and the American Heart Association as we dive into the importance of heart disease awareness. This free virtual event runs from 1PM to 2PM. Click here to register.

: Fitness in the Parks - CorePower Yoga

Join CorePower Yoga for a FREE outdoor fitness class in Elm Street Park! When muscle meets yoga, Yoga Sculpt is born. Boost metabolism and build lean muscle mass as you move to upbeat tracks. You’ll combine free weights with CorePower Yoga 2 sequencing and cardio to intensify each yoga pose while mixing in strength-training moves like squats, lunges and bicep curls. Register here.

: Heartsaver AED/CPR

Learn the latest AED training and lifesaving techniques. This course is designed for laypeople who require CPR credential documentation. This training follows the American Heart Association Guidelines Updates for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC). The class takes place from 5PM to 8PM. Cost to attend is $75. Click here to register.

: Heartsaver AED/CPR

Learn the latest AED training and lifesaving techniques. This course is designed for laypeople who require CPR credential documentation. This training follows the American Heart Association Guidelines Updates for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC). The class fee is $70. To learn more and register please visit https://heartsaver-aed-cpr.events.suburbanhospital.org/

: Fitness in the Parks - The St. James Performance Club

Join The St. James Performance Club for a FREE outdoor fitness class in Elm Street Park! Enjoy tabata - a high intensity cardiovascular training class that will push your body to the edge ! This class will use a variety of exercises to increase your aerobic capacity, burn calories and leave you feeling stronger!! Register here.

: Unity Dance & Movement Adult Summer Program Preview

30-minute previews of Adult classes, a great time to discover or rediscover a new love for dancing. The preview takes place from 1:30-5:30 PM. UD&M is located at 4853 Cordell Avenue, Suite PH-9.

: Better Breathers Club

The Better Breathers Club is a free program open to all staff and their families, patients and the community. This patient-centered and community-based club supports people with chronic lung disease, including COPD, asthma, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer. You will learn better ways to cope with your disease while getting support from others facing similar challenges. In June, Margie Hackett will explain the challenges with Medicare coverage for those with respiratory diagnoses. To learn more and register visit: https://better-breathers-club.events.suburbanhospital.org/

: Dine, Learn, and Move: Mocktail Magic

Join us as we dive into the art of crafting delicious mocktails using seasonal ingredients. This session will kick off with physical activity, followed by a presentation from a registered dietician on how to create healthy mocktails and will conclude with a live cooking demonstration. Toast to a healthier lifestyle as we blend flavor, wellness, and community in this virtual gathering. For more information and to register, please visit https://dlmjune2024.events.suburbanhospital.org/.

: Boost Your Bone Health

With age, bones tend to shrink in size and density, making them weaker and more likely to fracture. Join Michele F. Bellantoni, M.D., C.M.D., Clinical Director Division of Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology with Johns Hopkins Medicine as she outlines bone health during the aging process along with osteoporosis prevention and improvement. To learn more and register please visit https://bone-health.events.suburbanhospital.org/

: Fitness in the Parks - Urban Boxing Bethesda

Join Urban Boxing Bethesda for a FREE outdoor fitness class in Elm Street Urban Park! Urban Boxing Bethesda combines high energy fitness and self defense in a fun yet encouraging environment. Register here

Community Meetings

: Bethesda Market Park Virtual Community Meeting

Please join Montgomery Parks for a virtual community meeting about the future Bethesda Market Park.
Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Zoom: mocoparks.org/BMPZoom

Please register for the meeting at this link to receive updates about this project.

Concerts/Music

: BSO at Strathmore: Shostakovich Symphony No. 8

Shostakovich sustained a quiet resistance against the brutal oppression of the Soviet Union under Stalin, burying his objections under fastidious layers of symphonic elegance, as heard in the wartime Eighth Symphony.  Music Director Jonathon Heyward excavates the endlessly revealing layers of this modern masterpiece. The Trumpet Concerto from Shostakovich’s protégé Mieczysław Weinberg (a.k.a. Moisey Vainberg), featuring BSO’s Principal Trumpet Andrew Balio, leans on this Polish-Jewish musician’s family roots in Yiddish musical theater. Learn More & Buy Tickets.

: Strathmore Children's Chorus Presents: And All That Jazz

In this concert, Strathmore Children’s Chorus explores the music of the Great American Songbook and celebrates the 125th anniversary of DC-native Duke Ellington's birth. Learn More & Buy Tickets.

- : Friday Night Concerts

Please join us on Fridays for live music in Woodmont Triangle starting on Friday, May 17! Concerts begin at 6pm at the corner of Norfolk & St. Elmo Avenues. 

June 7: Burt the Dirt

June 14: Soul Crackers

June 21: La Unica

June 28: Billy Coulter Band

: BSO at Strathmore: The Pines of Rome

Jonathon Heyward closes his debut season as BSO Music Director drenched in the unabashed emotions of Richard Strauss’ swan song, sung by Artist in Residence Christine Goerke. Learn More & Buy Tickets.

Discussions/Readings

: Master Gardener Lectures at Connie Morella Library: Native Shrubs

Master Gardener Merikay Smith's presentation will focus on valuable native shrubs, their growth habits and benefits to our environment. The events goes from 2PM to 3PM. More resources can be found HERE. Connie Morella Library is located at 7400 Arlington Road.

: Bethesda Reads Book Discussion Club at Connie Morella Library

Interested in joining? The Book Club meets the second Thursday of each month from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm, in the main meeting room. We'll talk over the book "The Four Winds" by Kristin Hannah. Copies of this book are available at the check out desk. 

: Meet the Author at Connie Morella Library: Danica Roem

Meet author and Virigina State Senator, Danica Roem, as she discusses her 2022 book, Burn the Page. Danica Roem will discuss her book, answer questions, and sign copies of her book. The event will run from 3PM to 4:30PM. The Connie Morella Library is located at 7400 Arlington Road.

: Foodie Fridays: Speaker Series

Join us the fourth Friday every month for Foodie Fridays: a speaker series focused on highlighting food-related topics in Montgomery County. The event takes place from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at Josiah Henson Museum, 11410 Old Georgetown Road. Admission is $15, and more information can be found at https://montgomeryparks.org/community-gardens/foodie-fridays/.

Live Performance/Exhibit

- : Round House Theatre Presents: Topdog/Underdog

Abandoned by their parents as teenagers, brothers Lincoln and Booth learned to rely on each other. As adults, Lincoln and Booth are locked in a cycle of love and resentment, foretold by the names they were given by their father as jokes and compounded by the challenges of poverty and racism. In her “utterly mesmerizing” (Variety) Pulitzer Prize-winner—named the best American play written in the past 30 years by the New York Times and recent recipient of the 2023 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play—celebrated writer Suzan-Lori Parks asks whether we can ever really change the cards we’re dealt as the brothers’ tug-of-war for dominance builds to devastating, life-changing consequences. Learn More & Buy Tickets.

- : Bethesda Painting Awards Exhibition

The 2024 Bethesda Painting Awards finalists will have their work on exhibit in Gallery B for the month of June. From June 6 through June 30 you'll be able to view the work of the eight finalists who were selected from almost 300 artists from Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. There will be an opening reception Friday June 14 from 6PM - 8PM. Gallery hours are Thursday-Sunday, 12PM - 5PM. Gallery B is located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E.

: Dance Canvas Festival: Saturday Showcase

Come to The Writer's Center from 7:30-9 PM for the Dance Canvas Festival! This dance showcase will feature a range of styles by 14 local choreographers. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here. The Writer's Center is located at 4508 Walsh Street. 

Special Events

: Planet Maryland

From 11AM - 6PM come to Elm Street Urban Park for Planet Maryland! Join us for fantastic food, kids' korner, beer garden, DJ Soul, giveaways and more. For more information visit https://planetseriesevents.org/maryland/.

: Planet Maryland

Planet Maryland is coming to Bethesda! On Saturday June 2nd come to Elm Street Park to enjoy delicious food, a kids korner, beer garden, featured speakers, vendors, giveaways, and more! The event runs from 11am - 6pm. Elm Street Park is located at 4600 Elm Street.

: Multifaith Vigil for Peace and Humanity

Please join us for the concluding event of St. John’s 150th-year Finding Common Ground series: a Multifaith Vigil for Peace and Humanity. rganized by St. John’s Holy Land Committee (HLC) as an opportunity for the community to come together in reflection and prayers for peace in the Holy Land, it will be held in the Nave of St. John’s on Sunday, June 2, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, and live streamed on YouTube. A reception in the Parish Hall will follow. Learn more here.

: Strosniders Hardware's Annual Grill Fest

The biggest grill sale of the year is back, just in time for Father's Day.  Join us at our Bethesda store on Saturday, June 8th from 10am to 3pm for the best grill deals of the year, live demonstrations with our grill masters, & exciting giveaways!

: Bethesda Art Walk

From 6-8PM tour the galleries and studios of Bethesda in the Bethesda Art Walk. View the artwork, meet the artists, and enjoy complimentary refreshments! Learn more here.

: Henson's Birthday Celebration

From 10AM to 4PM come celebrate the birthday of Josiah Henson with special activities and demonstrations. This free event is held at the Josiah Henson Museum, 11410 Old Georgetown Road.

: American Red Cross Blood Drive at BCC Rescue Squad

The Red Cross is holding a blood drive from 1PM to 5:15PM at the Bethesda Chevy-Chase Rescue Squad. All blood types are needed during the critical summer season! If you have eligibility concerns please call the Red Cross at 1-866-236-3276.Blood types O-, O+, A-, B- are encouraged to make a POWER RED donation if you meet the criteria. Please remember to bring a photo ID (driver's license or Red Cross donor card), eat a healthy breakfast/lunch and double up on your water intake! Bring a friend to donate with you! Register online at www.redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code: "BCCRS" or call 1-800-733-2767to schedule your life-saving donation!

: Juneteenth at Josiah Henson Museum/Park

From 10AM to 4PM commemorate Juneteenth at Josiah Henson Museum. Special hands-on activities will be available for families. Josiah Henson Museum is located at 11410 Old Georgetown Road.