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 Laura Foit at lfoit@bethesda.org.

 

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Children's Events/Classes

November 10 - December 3 : Theatre Performance

Cajas! Cajas! Cajas!; bilingual, interactive, live show. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Sat. & Sun., 10am & 11:15am. Ages 3-5. $14. 301/280-1660.

November 17 - December 31 : Theatre Performance

Frosty the Snowman. Adventure Theatre, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times and prices. 301/634-2268. 

November 18 - January 7 : Theatre Performance

Charlotte’s Web. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Sat. & Sun., 1:30pm & 4pm. Ages 3-11. $10+. 301/280-1660.

November 24 - December 31 : Puppet Performance

The Nutcracker. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. Ages 5+. $12; group rates available. 301/634-5380.

December 1 - December 31 : Playseum Storytime

Fun & creative thematic stories, followed by a free fruit or veggie snack with matching art activities. Playseum, 7000 Wisconsin Ave. Mon.-Fri., 11am, 2pm; Sat., 11am, 2pm, 5pm. $9/admission. 301/807-8028.

December 1 - January 31 : Italian Classes

Italian culture & language classes; all levels. Italian Cultural Society, 4833 Rugby Ave., Ste. 201. Call for times & prices. Ages 2-18. 301/215-7885.

December 2 - December 31 : Puppet Performance

Nutcracker Fantasy; call for show dates. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 10am. Ages 2-4. $6. 301/634-5380.

December 6 - December 27 : Storytime

Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave. Wednesdays, 10am. FREE. 301/986-1761.

December 9 : Early Childhood Music Classes

Singing, dancing, playing instruments & more. International School of Music, 10450 Auto Park Ave. 9am, 10am & 11am. Ages 3-5. FREE; reservations required. 301/365-5888.

December 9 : Tea With Mrs. C

A tea party with Mrs. Claus; seasonal music, kid-friendly menu, story time with Mrs. Claus & more. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 10:30am & 1pm. $28; pre-paid, non-refundable reservations required. 301/581-5108.

December 16 : Saturday Song Circle

Frosty the Snowman; explore the story through song, instruments & movement. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. 10:30-11:15am. Ages 1-5. $8/person. 301/280-1660.

April 1 : Theatre Performance

My First Imagination Stage, Balloonacy. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. 10am & 11:15am. Ages 1-5. $12. 301/280-1660.

April 2 - April 30 : Youth Italian Classes

Italian culture & language classes; all levels. Italian Cultural Society, 4833 Rugby Ave., Ste. 201. Call for times & prices. Ages 2-18. 301/215-7885.

April 4 - April 14 : Puppet Performance

Tiny Tots: Jellybean Circus. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. April 4, 8, 14; 10am. Ages 2-4. $6. 301/634-5380.

April 5 - May 12 : Puppet Performance

Little Red Riding Hood & The Three Little Pigs. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. Ages 3+. $12. 301/634-5380.

April 7 : Theatre Performance

My First Imagination Stage, Balloonacy. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. 10am & 11:15am. Ages 1-5. $12. 301/280-1660.

April 7 : Music Lesson Trial

Music making through song, movement, games & more. International School of Music, 10450 Auto Park Ave. 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm. Ages 3-5. FREE trial. 301/365-5888.

April 8 : Theatre Performance

My First Imagination Stage, Balloonacy. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. 10am & 11:15am. Ages 1-5. $12. 301/280-1660.

April 14 - May 20 : Theatre Performance

Robin Hood. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Saturdays & Sundays, 1:30pm & 4pm. Ages 4+. $12-$30. 301/280-1660.

April 18 - April 28 : Puppet Performance

Tiny Tots: “Sing-a-Long.” The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. April 18, 22, 28; 10am. Ages 2-4. $6. 301/634-5380.

April 20 - June 3 : Theatre Performance

Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt. Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. All Ages. $19.50. 301/634-2270.

Classes/Workshops

September 6 - December 13 : Divorce Care Support Group

Hosted by Fourth Presbyterian Church. Emmaus House, 5515 Ridgefield Road. Wednesdays, 7pm-9pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/320-3600.

September 7 - December 7 : Grief Share Support Group

Small group setting; based on a Christian video curriculum. Fourth Presbyterian Church, 5500 River Rd. Thursdays, 1pm-3pm. Ages 21+. $15. 301/320-3600.

December 1 - December 2 : Weekend Meditation Retreat

Restore balance, calm and well-being. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste 100. Dec.1, 6:30pm-9:30pm & Dec.2, 12pm-5pm. Ages 12+. $149. 301/986-1090.

December 1 - January 31 : Foreign Language Lessons

Group classes & private lessons offered. International School of Languages, 7906 Woodmont Ave. Call for times & prices. All Ages. 301/312-8847.

December 1 - January 31 : Italian Classes

Italian language, culture, art & cooking classes. Italian Cultural Society, 4833 Rugby Ave., Ste 201. Call for times & prices. Ages 12+. 301/215-7885.

December 1 - January 31 : English Classes

All classes six or fewer students. English Now!, 4630 Montgomery Ave., Ste. 300. Call for times & prices. All Ages. 301/718-3575.

December 1 - January 31 : Tai Chi Class

Improve posture, flexibility & strength through Tai Chi. Sun & Moon Taiji One, 4916 Fairmont Ave. Ages 8+. Call for times & prices. 301/512-5071.  

December 2 : Intro to Flash Fiction

Introduction to the genre, techniques & tips for writing flash fiction. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 10am. All Ages. $50. 301/654-8664.

December 3 : Breathe & Move

Gentle yoga followed by deep, full breathing session. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste. 100. 2-4:30pm. Ages 12+. $55. 301/986-1090.

December 6 : How to Write a Novel

From the idea, through the creative process, learn the 16-point plan. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 10am. Ages 16+. $50. 301/654-8664.

December 6 : Write Like the News

Learn key journalistic writing skills. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 7-9pm. Ages 16+. $50. 301/654-8664.

December 6 - December 20 : English Conversation Club

English conversation practice for non-native English speakers. BCC Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, 2nd Fl., Room C. Wednesday (6th,13th, 20th),11am-12:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 

December 7 - December 10 : Yoga Teacher Training

Become a certified instructor; 200hr training. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste. 100. Ages 12+. Call for times & prices. 301/986-1090.

December 8 - December 22 : Community Yoga Class

Mix-level yoga class. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., 16th Fl, Suite PH7. Dec. 8, 15, 22, 6-7pm. Ages 14+. $10 cash. 301/656-8992.

December 9 : Adoption Information Meeting

International & domestic policy informational meeting. The Barker Adoption Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Rd., 1st Fl. 9:30am-12pm. Ages 25+. FREE. 301/664-9664.

December 12 : You are the Help Until Help Arrives

Presentation designed to educate attendees how to provide potentially life-saving interventions prior to the arrival of emergency services; discussion includes communicating with 9-1-1 operators effectively, acting to protect the injured from further harm, positioning the injured & more. Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd. 1-2pm. Ages 16+. FREE. 240/777-0916.

December 12 : The “I” in the Midst of a Storm

Review some of the more challenging natural and man-made threats in the world today & learn what it means to be prepared; discussion topics include types of disasters, ways to protect yourself; medical preparedness & more. Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd. 2-3pm. Ages 16+. FREE. 240/777-0916.

April 2 - April 30 : Writing Classes

One-day writing labs & weekly workshops to improve a variety of writing skills. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. Call for times & prices. 301/654–8664.

April 2 - April 30 : Foreign Language Lessons

Group classes & private lessons offered. International School of Languages, 7906 Woodmont Ave. Call for times & prices. All Ages. 301/312-8847.

April 2 - April 30 : Italian Classes

Italian language, culture, art & cooking classes. Italian Cultural Society, 4833 Rugby Ave., Ste 201. Call for times & prices. Ages 12+. 301/215-7885.

April 2 - April 30 : Tai Chi Classes

Enhance balance, flexibility & strength through Tai Chi. Sun & Moon Taiji One, 4916 Fairmont Ave. Ages 25+. Call for times & prices. 301/512-5071.

April 4 - April 25 : English Conversation Club

English conversation practice for non-native English speakers. B-CC Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., 2nd Fl. Wednesdays, 11am-12:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE.

April 4 - April 25 : Senior Shape: Weight Training

Exercises to increase strength, endurance & motion; bring hand-held weights & mat. Bethesda Regional Service Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln. 2nd Fl. 11:15am-12pm. Ages 55+. $40/3 months. 301/896-3939.

April 6 - April 7 : Mind-Body Therapies

Self-care practices to improve health, well-being & quality of life. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste 100. April 6, 6:30-9:30pm & April 7, 12-5pm. Ages 12+. $159. 301/986-1090.

April 6 - April 27 : Aerobics, Strength, Stretching

Low impact aerobic exercises; band and/or light weights required. Bethesda Regional Service Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln. 2nd Fl. 11:15am-12pm. Ages 55+. $40/3 months. 301/896-3939.

April 6 - April 27 : Yoga

Vinyasa & Yin Yang Yoga, all levels. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste. 100. Friday, 1:15pm & Sunday, 8am. Ages 12+. $20. 301/986-1090.

April 9 : Adoption Workshop

International & domestic policy informational meeting. The Barker Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Rd., 1st Fl. 9:30am-12pm. Ages 25+. FREE; RSVP required. 301/664-9664.

April 14 : Free Tabata Class

High intensity interval training (HIIT) hosted by Next Phase Studio; wear sneakers. Joe & the Juice, 7263 Woodmont Ave. 7:45am. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/483-0414.

April 18 - April 26 : English Conversation Club

English conversation practice in informal, small groups. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. April 18, 19, 25, 26; 1-3pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/237-5578

April 29 : Tai Chi Open House

No experience necessary. Sun & Moon Taiji One, 4916 Fairmont Ave. 10-11am. Ages 25+. FREE; RSVP required. 301/512-5071.

Concerts/Music

December 4 : Concert

Larry Carlton. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $40-$79. 240/330-4500.

December 4 : Concert

Dave Koz 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour with special guests David Benoit, Rick Braun, Peter White & introducing Selina Albright. Strathmore Music Center, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. $48-$88. 301/581-5100.

December 5 : Concert

Sons of Serendip put a soul-stirring spin on Christmas classics. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $30-$35. 301/581-5100.

December 8 : Concert

Jessica Stecklein sings opera, accompanied by Frank Conlon, piano; Karla Chisholm sings jazz standards & holiday tunes, accompanied by Steve Hom, guitar. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 11am. All Ages. FREE. 301/365-3479. 

December 9 : Concert

Organ dedication concert with choir to benefit Mt. Carmel House for Homeless Women. St. Bartholomew Church, 6900 River Rd. 7:30pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/229-7933. 

December 10 : Concert

Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra; A Bohemian Christmas. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 3pm & 7pm. $30. 301/581-5100.

December 16 : Concert

Music of the season; a cappella, carols & young violinists. Church in Bethesda, 5033 Wilson Ln. 7pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/654-4159. 

December 17 : Concert

Motown & More Holiday Show. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $20. 240/330-4500.

December 20 : Concert

"A Redd Christmas!" featuring Chuck and Redd with Tommy Cecil & Tony Martucci. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $25. 240/330-4500.

December 20 : Concert

World percussionist Tom Teasley & woodwind specialist Seth Kibel. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. $20. 301/581-5100.

April 5 : Concert

Glenn Leonard, The Temptations Revue. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $45. 240/330-4500.

April 6 : Concert

Grammy-award winning Bobby McFerrin. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. $45-$85. 301/581-5100.

April 8 : Concert

Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 2pm & 7pm. $55-$125. 301/581-5100.

April 12 : Concert

Michael Brown, piano: Bernstein at 100. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. $30. 301/581-5100.

April 14 : Concert

The Blackbyrds. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $30. 240/330-4500.

April 21 : Concert

Legendary guitarist Pepe Romero. Westmoreland Congregational Church, 1 Westmoreland Circle. 8pm. All ages. FREE; donations welcome. 301/799-4028.

April 22 : Concert

National Brass Quintet & Organist, Randall Sheets. Cedar Lane UU Church, 9601 Cedar Ln. 4pm. All Ages. FREE; donations welcome. 301/493-8300.

April 25 : Concert

Ireland’s We Banjo 3 playing “celtgrass” music. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $25-$30. 301/581-5100.

April 26 : Concert

World renowned saxophonist Mike Phillips. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $35. 240/330-4500.

April 29 : April 29 – Concert

Melba Moore. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 7:30pm. $39.50. 240/330-4500.

Discussions/Readings

December 2 : Poetry & Prose Open Mic

Share poetry, fiction & nonfiction works. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm; sign-up begins at 1:30pm. Ages 16+. FREE. 301/654–8664.

December 6 : Book Discussion

Discussion of The Risen by Ron Rash. Hosted by Bethesda Library at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., Room C. 1pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

December 7 - December 14 : Teen Writers’ Club

Meet other teen writers, share your work & strengthen your writing. Hosted by Bethesda Library at The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St. Dec. 7 & 14, 7:30pm. Ages 12-18. FREE. 240/777-0970.

December 9 : Poetry Reading

Jose Ballesteros & poets published in the bilingual anthology Knocking on the Door of the White House. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. Ages 16+. FREE. 301-654-8664.

December 12 : Book Discussion

Discussion of The Hours by Michael Cunningham. Hosted by Bethesda Library at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., Room C. 10:30am. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

December 13 : Storyfest Short Slam

Funny, short stories by ten storytellers who compete to win $100; audience votes. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 7:30pm. Ages 18+. $10. 301/452-4220.

December 16 : Author Reading

Readings by Lindsey Royce, James Mattson & Linda Schlossberg. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 1pm. Ages 16+. FREE. 301-654-8664.

December 19 : Book Discussion

Discussion of Eugenie Grandet by Honore Balzac. Hosted by Bethesda Library at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., Room B. 7pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

April 4 : Book Discussion

Discussion of Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood. Hosted by Bethesda Library at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., Room C. 1pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

April 10 : Book Discussion

Discussion of Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. Hosted by Bethesda Library at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., Room A. 10:30am. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

April 10 - April 25 : French Book Discussion

Discussion of Meursault: Contre Enquete by Daoud Kamel. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. Tues. April 10 at 2pm; Wed. April 25 at 7:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

April 17 : Book Discussion

Discussion of Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 7pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

April 19 : Poetry Reading & Awards Ceremony

Local Writer’s Showcase: Poetry Contest Awards Ceremony & reading by award-winning poet E. Ethelbert Miller. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. 7pm. All ages. FREE. 301/215-6660.

April 20 : Essay & Short Story Ceremony

Local Writer’s Showcase: Awards ceremony & reading for Bethesda Essay & Short Story Contest winners. Hyatt Regency Bethesda, 1 Bethesda Metro Center. 7pm. All ages. FREE. 301/215-6660.

Live Performance/Exhibit

November 8 - December 2 : Art Exhibit

Photography & digital art by Bob Bradford, Bob Elliott, Allen Hirsh & Sam Shin. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: Nov. 10, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

November 18 - December 6 : Art Exhibit

Artwork by Roxie Munro from her children’s book, “Masterpiece Mix;” Exhibit of Modernism & Abstraction by William Woodward, Steven Glucksberg, Jamie Marin-Price & Madelaine Finley. Marin-Price Galleries, 7022 Wisconsin Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10:30am - 7pm, Sun., 12-5pm. FREE. 301/718-0622.

December 1 - December 24 : Theatre Performance

The Book of Will. Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Hwy. Tues. – Thurs., 7:30pm; Fri. & Sat., 8pm; Sat. & Sun., 2pm. Ages 13+. Call for prices. 240/644-1100.

December 2 - December 30 : Comedy Show

Live standup comedy. Positano, 4948 Fairmont Ave. Saturdays, 8-9:30pm. Ages 18+. $10 (cash). 301/946-1102. 

December 6 - December 30 : Gallery B Art Exhibit - Loriann Signori

between silences; paintings by Loriann Signori. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: Dec.8, 6-8pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/215-6660.

December 6 - January 6 : Waverly Street Gallery Art Exhibit

Silver & Gold; Gallery artists present a group holiday show. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Tues.–Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: Dec.8, 6-9pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/951-9441.

December 12 - December 13 : The Hip Hop Nutcracker

The Hip Hop Nutcracker; the classic score re-imagined through hip-hop choreography. Strathmore Music Center, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. 8pm. $28-$58. 301/581-5100.

December 14 : Best of the International SHORTS Film Festival (ISFF)

ISFF presents 10 Best of the Festival; featuring comedy, drama and animations films from France, Germany, Spain, Poland & Russia. Landmark Bethesda Row, 7235 Woodmont Ave. 7:30-9:30pm. $7.50. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/best-of-international-shorts-film-festival-2017-comedy-drama-and-animations-tickets-39715331626

 

December 17 : Cinema Art Bethesda

Film screening of I, Daniel Blake (U.K.); discussion to follow. Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave. 10am; doors open at 9:30am. $15; includes bagels & coffee. 240/395-0042.

April 4 - April 28 : Art Exhibit

Essence by John Bodkin. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sun., 11am-5pm. Reception: April 13, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

April 7 - April 28 : Laugh Riot at Positano

Live standup comedy show. Positano, 4948 Fairmont Ave. Saturdays, 8-9:30pm. Ages 18+. $10 (cash). 301/946-1102.

April 8 : April 8 – Cinema Art Bethesda

Film screening of Julieta (Spain); discussion to follow. Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave. 10am; doors open 9:30am. $15; includes bagels & coffee. 240/395-0042.

April 8 - May 5 : Art Exhibit

“From the Cosmos” New work by Ronnie Spiewak. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Wed.–Sun., 12-6pm. Reception: April 13, 6-9pm; Art Talk: April 29 2-4pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/951-9441.

April 11 - May 6 : Theatre Performance

“Master Harold”… And the Boys. Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Hwy. Tues. – Thurs., 7:30pm; Fri. & Sat., 8pm; Sat. & Sun., 2pm. Ages 13+. Call for prices. 240/644-1100. 

April 12 : AMP Comedy Night

Ray DeVito & Dylan Vattelana. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $14. 301/581-5100.

April 13 : Art Opening

Studio B Friday Art Opening, featuring the work of Judy Gilbert Levey. Studio B, 7475 Wisconsin Ave., Lower Level. 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

April 22 : Performance

Air Play; family-friendly, circus-style adventure. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 4pm. All ages. $22-$46. 301/581-5100.

April 26 : AMP Comedy Night

Leighann Lord & Randolph Terrance. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $14. 301/581-5100.

April 26 : Art Opening

“Real Art on a Shoestring” Opening Reception featuring affordable work from 18 local artists. SR/A La Collection, 7020 Wisconsin Ave. Wed.–Sun., 6-8:30pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/560-3700.

April 29 : Cinema Art Bethesda

Film screening of The Teacher (Slovakia); discussion to follow. Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave. 10am; doors open 9:30am. $15; includes bagels & coffee. 240/395-0042.

Special Events

December 2 : Annual Bethesda Winter Wonderland

Ice sculptures, school choral performances, treats & visit from Santa. Veterans Park, corner of Norfolk & Woodmont Aves. 1-4pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

December 2 - December 3 : Pleiades Jewelry Show & Sale

Handmade original jewelry by 30+ local artists. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 11am-5pm. FREE. 

December 3 : Holiday Craft Show

Local artists, crafters, authors & more. Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd. 1-5pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/365-1311.

December 3 - December 17 : Bethesda Central Farm Market

Bethesda Elementary School, 7600 Arlington Rd. Sundays, 9am-1:30pm. FREE. 

December 9 : Washington Episcopal School Open House

Learn about the nursery-8th grade programs. Washington Episcopal School, 5600 Little Falls Pkwy. 9:30-11:30am. Ages 3+. FREE. 301/652-7878.

December 9 : Grand Opening: Pet Parents

Celebrate the Pet Parents' Grand Opening. Pet Parents, 4913 Fairmont Ave. 10:30am. 301/718-8400. https://www.petparents.love/ 

December 10 : Finance Lecture

Janet Bodnar, former editor of “Kiplinger's Personal Finance,” speaks personal finance topics. Bethesda Jewish Congregation, 6601 Bradley Blvd. 3pm. Ages 25+. FREE; reservation encouraged. 301/469-8636. 

December 16 : Holiday Book Fair

Select gifts for the readers in your life. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 3-6pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/654-8664. 

December 21 : Historic Home Tour

Guided tour about the history, architecture & personal stories of the Mansion at Strathmore. 10701 Rockville Pike. 11am. Ages 18+. FREE; reservation required. 301/581-5102.

April 5 : AARP Fraud Watch Network Presentation/Training & SEC Presentation

Join for a discussion about how to spot & avoid identity theft & fraud. Montgomery County Police Station- 2nd District (Auditorium), 4823 Rugby Ave. 1-3pm. FREE. RSVP: MD@aarp.org.

April 6 : April 6 – Lawton’s Yappy Hour

Family-friendly social gathering for dogs & their owners. Lawton Community Center, 4301 Willow Lane. 5-7pm. All ages. FREE. 240/777-6853.

April 6 - April 7 : Bethesda Film Fest

Screenings of short documentaries by regional filmmakers. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Fri., 7pm; Sat., 6pm & 8:30pm. $10; tickets sold in advance. 301/215-6660.

April 7 : Appraisal Day

Verbal valuations of silver, fine art, jewelry, etc. 7931 Connecticut Ave. 10am, 11am & 12pm. Ages 16+. $20; registration required. 301/652-8480.

April 8 - April 29 : Bethesda Central Farm Market

Bethesda Elementary School, 7600 Arlington Rd. Sundays, 9am-1:30pm. FREE. 301/775-6402

April 13 - April 15 : Community Art Show & Sale

Showing & sale of work by local artists. 7931 Connecticut Ave. Fri. 2-5pm; Sat. 11am-5pm; Sun. 1-5pm. All ages. FREE. 301/652-8480.

April 15 : Italian Movies & Cultural Events

Social meeting & Italian movies. 4833 Rugby Ave., Ste. 201. 1-5:30pm. All ages. Donations accepted. 301/215-7885.

April 21 : Jazz Fest

Silent auction & jazz concert sponsored by The Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase. 7931 Connecticut Ave. 6pm Silent Auction; 7:30pm Concert. $15 youth; $30 adult. 301/652-8480.