Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008

Kensington

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Thursday, Feb. 7

Blood Pressure Screening will take place noon to 2 p.m. at Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source, 8580 Second Ave., Silver Spring. Call 301-754-8510.

Dr. Charles Yang will discuss Chinese history, cultural systems and traditions 1:15-2:15 p.m. at Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton. Call 240-777-4999.

Chronic Pain Support Group will meet 1:30-3 p.m. at Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Call 301-309-2444 or visit www.painconnection.org.

Boomers Financially Aging seminar will be held 2-3 p.m. at National Lutheran Home, 9701 Veirs Drive, Rockville. Free seminar will answer questions of financing the future and the cost of caring for parents, among other topics. Call Dale Snyder, 301-424-9560 or visit www.nlha.com.

AARP Widowed Persons Service support group will meet 2-4 p.m. at Leland Community Center, 4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase. Call 301-652-2249.

Chocoholics Fantasy Feast with Adrienne Cook, food and garden writer, and Danielle Navidi, caterer, preparing a five course dinner with chocolate in each dish will be held 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Registration required Call 301-962-1400 or visit www.brookside gardens.org.

Tea with Heart will be held 3:30-5 p.m. at The National Center for Children and Families, 6301 Greentree Road, Bethesda. $25 adult and one child, $7 additional child. Reservations required. Call Ara Casey 301-365-4480 ext. 265.

Open Arms, women’s giving circle of the Jewish Social Service Agency, will host a ‘‘Meet the Author” event featuring Elinor Lipman, author of ‘‘Then She Found Me,” at 7 p.m. at the Dennis and Philip Ratner Museum, 10001 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Reservations required. Call 301-816-2667.

Friday, Feb. 8

Family caregiver support group for spouses will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring. Call 301-754-7152 to register.

Contra Dance will be held 7:30-11:30 p.m. at the Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Hosted by the The Friday Night Dancers with music by The Glen Echo Open Band. $9. E-mail info@fridaynightdance.org for more information.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Family Support Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall, St. Raphael’s Church, 1513 Dunster Road, Rockville. Call 301-299-4255 or visit www.dbsanaca-family.org.

Maryland General Assembly delegate Anne Kaiser (D-Dist. 14) of Burtonsville will speak on ‘‘Civil Marriage is a Civil Right: A Gay Jewish View in Annapolis” at 8 p.m. at Temple Emanuel, 10101 Connecticut Ave., Kensington. Call 301-942-2000 or e-mail frontdesk@templeemanuel.org.

Saturday, Feb. 9

Music, juggling and comedy by the Nicolo Whimsey Show followed by an ice cream social will be held at 9 a.m. at Little Falls Library, 5501 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda. Call 240-777-0920.

Valentine crafts and activities will be held 9-11 a.m. at Little Falls Library, 5501 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda. Call 240-777-0920.

Valentine crafts and activities will be held 9-11 a.m. at Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Call 240-773-9590.

American Girl author Valerie Tripp will discuss her series 10-11 a.m. at Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Call 240-773-9590.

Recovery, Inc. mental health support group will meet at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville. Call 301-949-1327 or visit www.recovery-inc.org.

Introductory Talk on Transcendental Meditation will take place at 1 p.m. at Bethesda Peace Palace, 5420 Edson Lane, North Bethesda. Call 301-770-5690.

The Year of the Rat will be celebrated at 2 p.m. with stories, dances and crafts for children 4 and older at Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda. Call 240-777-0970.

Swing Dance will be held 8 p.m. to midnight in the Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Admission to be announced. Call 301-634-2228 or visit www.glenechopark.org.

Sunday, Feb. 10

Chinese New Year celebration will feature storytelling with Linda Fang 1-3 p.m. as part of the Wheaton in Winter series at parking lot 13, corner of Grandview Ave. and Reedie Drive, Wheaton. Call 240-777-8100 or visit www.montgomerycounty.gov⁄wheaton.

College Goal Sunday, workshop for college-bound students to receive assistance in completing FAFSA in order to qualify for scholarships will be held 2-4 p.m. at ST Building, Montgomery College, 7600 Takoma Ave., Takoma Park. Free. Call 1-866-462-4625.

An illustrated lecture on the history of the Jewish community in Greater Washington will be held at 4 p.m. at Chevy Chase Village Hall, 5906 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Laura Cohen Apelbaum will speak. Free. Call 301-657-1874.

Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences Chamber Music Series will present Alex Fiterstein, clarinet, and Alon Goldstein, piano, at 4 p.m. at Congregation Beth El, 8215 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. $30, $12 students. Call 301-652-2606.

Contra and Square Dance will be held 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo. Lesson begins at 7 p.m. Cost $12, $9 members. Call 202-518-1299 or visit www.fsgw.org.

Monday, Feb. 11

The Gem, Lapidary and Mineral Society of Montgomery County will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive, Rockville. Gerald Elgert will speak on ‘‘The Science of the Patuxent River Agate.” Visitors welcome. Call 301-593-0369.

Tuesday, Feb. 12

Valentine crafts and activities will be held 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Call 240-777-0922.

Born to Read story time for babies 0-24 months will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda. Call 240-777-0970.

Ballroom, Latin and Swing Dance lessons will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Hospital Resource Center, 9805 Dameron Drive, Silver Spring. $10. Call 301-754-8800 or 301-649-5779.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

Valentine crafts and activities will be held 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Call 240-777-0922.

Preschool Story hour will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda. Call 240-777-0970.

Suburban Hospital Stroke Team will give an update on stroke treatment at 1 p.m. at Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Reservations requested. Call 301-656-2797.

English Conversation Club will meet at 2 p.m. at Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda. Call 240-777-0970.

Cats and kittens are available for adoption 6-8 p.m. at Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County No-Kill Shelter, 18959 Bonanza Way, Gaithersburg. Call 301-740-2511 or visit www.awlmc.org.

Montgomery County chapter of Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance meets at 7 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 8011 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Call Richard Lewis, 240-401-2764.

Literacy Council of Montgomery County will hold an orientation session for volunteers interested in helping adults learn to read, write or speak English 7-9 p.m. at Rockville Library, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Call 301-610-0030 or e-mailinfo@literacycouncilmcmd.org.

Keys to Wellness lecture on shopping for healthy, safe products for the home that are economical and eco-friendly will be presented at 7:30 p.m., at 10101 Grosvenor Place, North Bethesda, second floor. Free. Non-residents may park in spots marked ‘‘Sales Office” and check in with the concierge desk upon entering the building. See www.KeysToWellness.biz for more information.

Great Books Discussion Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. to discuss ‘‘The Map That Changed the World” at Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Call 240-773-9590.