7: 30 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays. $15; $12 for 14
and under. The Arts Barn, Gaithersburg.
DISCOVERY DAY: MODEL BUILDING.
The Gaithersburg Community Museum
event—held throughout the building, in its
railcars and outside—features exhibitors,
demonstrations and model-building
activities. Recommended for ages 6
and older. 1-4 p.m. Free; donations
appreciated. Gaithersburg Community
Museum, Gaithersburg. 301-258-6160,
ROCKVILLE SCIENCE DAY. The 28th
annual science day includes about 100
hands-on exhibits and demonstrations,
from robots to rocket-making, telescope
viewing to chemistry demos, reptiles to
carrier pigeons and more. Noon to 5 p.m.
Free. Montgomery College, Rockville.
BSO MUSIC BOX SERIES: OUR
MARYLAND. Celebrate the state through
music by members of the Baltimore
Symphony Orchestra, dance and song.
Created for children ages 6 months- 3
years. Attendees of all ages need a ticket.
10 and 11: 30 a.m.; fun activities held 30
minutes before the concert. $12. Silver
Spring Civic Building lobby, Silver Spring.
SKATING AT THE SQUARE. Lace up
and glide across the outdoor rink in
Rockville Town Square. 10 a.m.- 10 p.m.
Sunday; noon- 10 p.m. Monday through
Wednesday; noon to 7 p.m. Thursday if
rink rented, or noon to 10 p.m.; noon-
11 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m.- 11 p.m.
Saturday. $9 for a two-hour session; $8
children and seniors; $4 skate rental.
Rockville Town Square, Rockville. 301-
ICE SKATING AT VETERANS PLAZA. Take
a spin around the outdoor skating rink.
10 a.m.- 10 p.m. Sunday; noon- 10 p.m.
Monday through Thursday; noon-midnight
Friday; 10 a.m.-midnight Saturday. $9
for a two-hour session; $8 children and
seniors; $4 skate rental. Veterans Plaza,
Silver Spring. 301-588-1221,
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE. Celtic dance
groups, bagpipe bands, clowns, other
parade participants and ;re trucks turn
Grand Corner Avenue into one big party.
Afterward, stay for live entertainment at
Lakefront Plaza through 1 p.m. Sponsored
by the city of Gaithersburg and the Harp
& Shamrock Society of Gaithersburg.
10 a.m.-noon. Free. RIO Washingtonian
Center, Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350,
CELTIC CELEBRATION. Conductor Jack
Everly and the Baltimore Symphony
Orchestra SuperPops mark St. Patrick’s
Day with step-dancing, bagpipes and lively
melodies from the Emerald Isle. Featuring
the song “Danny Boy” and music from the
;lms Braveheart and Titanic and Broadway’s
Brigadoon. 8 p.m. $35-$99. The Music
Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda.
SPRING NIGHT HIKE. Take a hike to enjoy
the sounds of spring. 7:30-8: 30 p.m. All
ages welcome, but registration required
through Rockville’s Recreation and Parks
online registration, see course #57960.
$5-$6. Croydon Creek Nature Center,
April 8-9, 14-15, 17, 22-23
BUNNYLAND. Race rubber duckies, hunt
for eggs, hop in in;atables and take a
hayride down the bunny trail as part of
the springtime fun at Butler’s Orchard. 9
a.m.- 4 p.m. $7; $9 for children. Butler’s
Orchard, Germantown. 301-972-3299,
PAWS IN THE PARK. The 18th annual dog
walk and festival includes a 1-mile walk,
demonstrations, a kissing booth, children’s
activities and a pet-oriented market. The
Montgomery County Humane Society event
raises money to help abandoned and
homeless animals in the county. Noon-
4 p.m. $20; $45 maximum per family
in advance; $25 and $55 maximum per
family at the gate. Bohrer Park at Summit
Hall Farm, Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350,
To submit calendar items, or to see a complete listing, go to BethesdaMagazine.com.
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