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Art Shows, Cider Tasting, 2 Big Band Dances This Weekend

See what’s happening near Silver Spring this weekend.

Art Shows, Cider Tasting, 2 Big Band Dances This Weekend

Here's a sampling of what's happening in the area this weekend:

Potomac River Jazz Club's Autumn Big Band Bash with The Bay Side Big Band
  • Where: Rosensteel Knights of Columbus of Silver Spring (9707 Rosensteel Ave., Silver Spring).
  • When: Sunday, Nov. 10, from 2 to 5 p.m.
  • Price: Members: $20. Non-members: $25. Youth: Free with student ID. Tickets may be purchased via Paypal in advance (with a discount for non-members) at  http://www.prjc.org/prjcevents.html.
  • Description: Join the Potomac River Jazz Club for an Autumn Big Band Bash with The Bay Side Big Band. Plenty of parking, seating, a dance floor, snacks and beverages for sale. All are welcome!

Art and Craft Fair

  • Where:  Woman's Club of Chevy Chase (7931 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase).
  • When: Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Price: Free to enter the fair.
  • Description: More than 40 artisans will participate in the Art and Craft Fair, which benefits nonprofit community organizations. The artisans will sell hand-made jewelry, clothing, glassware, art pieces (oils, acrylics and watercolors), children's books, quilts, pottery and may other beautiful items. 

Locust Grove Cider Days

  • Where:  Locust Grove Nature Center (7777 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda).
  • When: Saturday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Price: Adults and children must register; admission is $5.  Register at ParkPASS.org (Event No. 246700).
  • Description: Join Montgomery Parks for a mini-festival to celebrate the beloved apple. Learn about cider, apple varieties and apple history. Go on a scavenger hunt for apple facts. Sample lesser-known apple types and try your hand at pressing cider. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Most activities are ongoing; check  www.LocustGroveNature.org for a schedule of activities. Call 301-765-8660 for more information. 

Pleiades' 28th Annual Jewelry Show and Sale

  • Where:  Woman's Club of Bethesda (5500 Sonoma Rd. Bethesda).
  • When: Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 9 and 10, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Price: Free to enter the show.
  • Description: See beautiful handcrafted jewelry created by 20 local jewelers and goldsmiths. Visit  http://www.pleiadesartjewelry.com/ for more details about this unique show.
WWII Canteen Dance with the Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra
  • Where:  Glen Echo Spanish Ballroom (7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo).
  • When: Saturday, Nov. 9, from 8 p.m. to midnight. (Beginner lesson: 8 to 9 p.m. Dancing: 9 p.m. to midnight.)
  • Price: $18. Proceeds benefit the  USO (United Service Organizations).
  • Description: Step back in time with the sights and sounds of a time gone by. The  Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra is a classic 14-piece "Big Band" orchestra that knows how to swing, with the original big band arrangements of Count Basie, Billy May and Nelson Riddle. The Washington Post says the orchestra "sets a standard not easily matched" in its performance of music from the great bands of the Big Band era—Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Harry James, Woody Herman, Lionel Hampton and more. PBS selected the orchestra to provide the soundtrack for its show The Big Band Sound of WWII. Vintage attire (military or civilian) is encouraged.


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