Thursday, March 29
U.S. Congress art competition, for high school students who live in or attend school in the 8th District, the office of Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D) seeks submissions of visual art. The winning entry will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year, and more than 50 pieces will be on exhibit at VisArts at Rockville. Deadline to apply is April 13. 301-424-3501 or http://vanhollen.house.gov.
Rockville Memorial Day parade participants, the deadline is April 16 for military personnel, community groups, service organizations, marching bands, clowns, dance teams, float teams and individuals to take part in the May 28 ceremonies. www.rockvillemd.gov, 240-314-8604 or email@example.com.
“Butterfly Project” workshop, for age 10 and older, volunteers will present a brief overview of the Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly Project, then lead a tour of the butterfly-rearing tents, where it’s always feeding time for caterpillars. 9-10 a.m., Black Hill Regional Park, Visitors Center, 20926 Lake Ridge Dr., Boyds. Free; registration required. 301-528-3492 or www.ParkPass.org.
Puppet theater: “Rapunzel,” the hand-puppet production keeps to the traditional tale. 10 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Friday, April 5 and 6; 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and April 7. Glen Echo Park, Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $10. 301-634-5380.
Tax-return assistance, for seniors and those meeting low- and middle-income requirements, RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) and AARP volunteers will help with the filing of basic income-tax returns. Call for an appointment. Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave. Free. 240-777-2577.
Public forum on autism education, for parents and educators involved with diploma-bound students across the autism spectrum. Sponsored by Montgomery County public schools and the Partnership for Extraordinary Minds. 6:30-9 p.m., Julius West Middle School, 651 Great Falls Rd., Rockville. Free; registration suggested. 301-444-5225 or www.xminds.org.
Holocaust film premiere and panel discussion, a screening of Nina Shapiro-Perl’s documentary about a survivor, “Through the Eye of the Needle: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz.” A panel discussion on art as a means of healing will follow. Sponsored by the Paul Peck Humanities Institute, Art and Remembrance, the Maryland Humanities Council and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. 7-8:30 p.m., Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. Free; registration recommended. 240-567-5775 or www.artandremembrance.org.
Saturday, March 31
Art show and sale, oils, watercolor, pastels, sculpture, mosaics and photographs. Proceeds will benefit the club’s art-scholarship fund. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 1 -5 p.m. Sunday, Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase, 7931 Connecticut Ave. Free. 301-652-8480.
Community Concerts Café, dinner, followed by a show featuring the original piano compositions of Eric Stevenson, and a live-on-stage painting by Elizabeth Jancewicz. The artwork completed during the performance will be auctioned off to a member of the audience. Transfiguration Episcopal Church, 13925 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. $10, includes dinner and show. Registration requested. 301-384-6264 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Year-round farmers market, produce, seafood, meat, baked goods, flowers and more. 8 a.m.-noon. Saturdays, Kensington train station parking lot (Howard Avenue). 301-949-2424 or www.tok.md.gov.
“Kites Over Clarksburg,” a festival of demonstrations and displays, with children’s crafts and games. Donations of canned goods will benefit local food banks. Sponsored by the Clarksburg Foundation. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Ovid Hazen Wells Recreation Park, 12001 Skylark Dr. 301-580-4896.
“World of a Slave” lecture, presentations by Kym Rice, director of Museum Studies at George Washington University, and living-history interpreter Michael Twitty. 11 a.m., Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd., Sandy Spring. $10; museum members and students, $5. 301-774-0022.
Sunday, April 1
Bunny Tea, a selection of teas, sandwiches, fruits and scones. Bring a stuffed bunny; photos with a special guest. 1:30-3:30 p.m., Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. $20; age 12 and younger, $15. Reservation required. 301-258-6425.
Bradley Hills Chancel Choir, performance by the Inscape Chamber Orchestra and mezzo-soprano Barbara Hollinshead. Program includes works by Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Joseph Rheinberger. 3 p.m., Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, 6601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda. $15, suggested donation; seniors and students, $10. 301-365-2850.
Latino choir concert, Coral Cantigas performs “Canto y Poesia: From Dusk to Dawn,” songs of hope and inspiration, with the poetry of Luis Alberto Ambroggio set to music; visual interpretations by Jamie Lee Godfrey. 5 p.m., Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. $25-$30. 301-230-1361 or www.cantigas.org.
Monday, April 2