Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008

Montgomery Hot Tickets: Walk this way

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Courtesy of Save Our Seminary
The Japanese pagoda sorority house of the former seminary will be among the sites on Saturday's walking tour.

Save Our Seminary at Forest Glen will offer Enchanted Forest Glen, a guided walking tour of the National Park Seminary Historic District, at 1 p.m. Saturday. The tour, which involves extensive walking on outdoor paths with steps and rough areas, meets opposite 2755 Cassedy St., Silver Spring. A $5 per person donation is requested. Reservations are not required.

For information, call 301-589-1715 or visit

For the birds

Lee Allen Peterson will launch a new book in tribute to his late father's centennial birthday on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 5 to 7 p.m., at the Audubon Naturalist Society at Woodend, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase. Roger Tory Peterson — ornithologist, painter, writer and teacher — produced his well-known eponymous pair of field guides, one to Eastern birds, the other to Western birds. To preserve his legacy, his son enlisted birding experts and artists to collaborate in combining them into a single volume: "Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America" (Houghton Mifflin). Admission to the presentation and signing is free, but an RSVP in advance by e-mail to is requested. Call 301-652-9188 or visit

Group exercise

The Somerset Four, four juried artists who live at The Somerset in Chevy Chase, will have their first group show from noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday in the Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery in Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Stephen Eichler, Carol Greenwald, Grace Lebow and Sandra Ullman have painted together for five years. The show includes recent works in oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic and sepia. Call 301-371-5593 or visit

Upcounty, downcounty

Project Natale will perform a pair of free outdoor concerts this week — one upcounty in Poolesville, one downcounty in Bethesda. Formed by upright bass player Joe Natale and drummer Lou Natale in 1990, their repertoire includes traditional jazz songs, popular favorites as well as original compositions. As a quartet, the brothers will be joined by Bob Butta on keyboard and Carl Cornwell on tenor sax at Whalen Commons, 19701 Fisher Ave., Poolesville, at 7 p.m. Sunday; visit Then, as a trio, with Butta they'll play at Willow Garden Theater, Bethesda Gateway Building, 7201 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, on Wednesday, Aug. 27, noon to 2 p.m.; call 301-352-5387.

Going Greenway

Singer-songwriter-acoustic guitarist Greg Greenway will perform the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Focus Rockville in O'Brien's Barbecue, 387 East Gude Drive, Rockville. Rooted in the folk tradition of social awareness, he finds inspiration in gospel, rock, blues, jazz and world music. Singer-songwriter Vicky Emerson, who blends folk, blues and country, will open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15, $12 for members. Call 301-275-7459 or visit


"Story Theatre," opens Friday, Open Circle Theatre at Round House Theatre, 8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, $15-$30, 240-683-0305,

"Inspired by the Weather," juried members show, opens Thursday, VisArts, Rockville, 301-315-8200,

Last Chance

Summer sale of regular artists, closes Friday, Marin-Price Galleries, Chevy Chase, 301-718-0622,

"My Emperor's New Clothes," closes Sunday, Sandy Spring Theatre Group at Arts Barn, Gaithersburg $12-$14, 301-258-6394, www.