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October 16 - 21 - Puppet Performance
The Three Billy Goats Gruff. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Thurs & Fri. 10am & 11:30am; Sat. & Sun., 11:30am & 1pm. Ages 3-11. $10; group rates available. 301/634-5380. Information: www.bethesda.org

  October 22 - Drink for the Dogs
Wines for Canines and Felines is a wine tasting, buffet and silent auction to benefit the Montgomery County Humane Society. The 14th annual event will be held at Maggiano's in Friendship Heights.
Information: www.mchumane.org

  October 23 - Five Pieces Make a Dime
Roosevelt Dime, a five-piece band from Brooklyn, guides folks through the history of American music - from Americana and Memphis soul to New Orleans rhythms and blues.
Information: www.blackrockcenter.org

  October 25-26 - Taylor Times Two
Taylor 2, a vibrant, six-member touring company and part of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, brings its full complement of dance to rock the house. Taylor 2 will also lead a workshop for dance enthusiasts. That session is free, but reservations are required.
Information: www.blackrockcenter.org

October 26 - Haunted House
Ninth annual haunted house; fortune telling, refreshments, small gifts for kids. Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Boulevard. 4-6pm. FREE. 240/777-4910.
Information: bethesda.org

 October 30 - Sip, Paint and Learn
Wine with the Masters is the ideal girls' night out for artists and oenophiles. Create your own Mona Lisa or have an instructor lend a hand. Either way, you'll take home a masterpiece. Participants must be at least 21.
Information: blackrockcenter.org

October 26 - November 9 -
Locust Grove Cider Days

Learn about cider & apple varieties, sample lesser known apples types & press cider. Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd. Oct. 26, 2-3pm; Nov. 9, 12-1pm. Ages 2+; must register. 301/765-8660.
Information: bethesda.org

 November 17 - Sip, Paint and Learn
Wine with the Masters is the ideal girls' night out for artists and oenophiles. Create your own Mona Lisa or have an instructor lend a hand. Either way, you'll take home a masterpiece. Participants must be at least 21.
Information: blackrockcenter.org

 December 2 - Book it with Baldacci
Best-selling author David Baldacci discusses his new book, "The Escape," at the Gaithersburg Public Library. Baldacci has published 28 books for adults and four for children; all have been best-sellers. The event is free, seating is limited and attendees are encouraged to bring books to donate to the Feeding Body & Mind Initiative. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Information: www.gaithersburgmd.gov


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CURRENT ISSUE // October/November 2014


As the nation remembered the 13th anniversary of September 11, this local memorial had only been in place since June of 2011. This piece of twisted steel from the World Trade Center and a piece of the facade from the Pentagon pay tribute to those who lost their lives that horrible day.

CONTEST WINNER Johnny McClellan, of Laytonsville,
identified the sunflower field at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area near Poolesville and wins the framed print or a framed print of equal value.