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Concert series -- Bethesda. The Summer Concert Series continues at noon Wednesday with Caribbean music by Sam'O at Bethesda Place Plaza, 7700 Wisconsin Ave. Black Sombrero Brass performs at 6 p.m. Thursday at Veterans Park, Norfolk and Woodmont avenues. Free. 301-215-6660 or

"Good Life Thursdays" -- Hydes. Visitors can enjoy wine tasting, music and cooking demonstrations. 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 30 at Boordy Vineyards, 12820 Long Green Pike. 410-592-5015.

"Nursing in the Civil War" -- Frederick. This permanent exhibit at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., includes information on male and female nurses, excerpts from letters and diaries, re-creations of a Civil War nurse's schedule and more. Also on display is a habit identical to the type worn by the Daughters of Charity during the war. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $4.50-$6.50. 301-695-1864.

Wings of Fancy -- Wheaton. Live indoor butterfly show consists of more than 30 species of Asian butterflies along with Costa Rican and North American butterflies. Visitors also learn about the butterfly life cycle. Through Sept. 16 at Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Admission is $4-$5. (No strollers.) 301-962-1400.


A Healthy Heart -- Exhibit examines human anatomy for the scientific and lay communities. Running indefinitely at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, 6900 Georgia Ave. N.W. Hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. Free admission and parking. 202-782-2200.

"Red" -- Exhibit explores the uses and meanings of the color red in textiles across time and place, from the pre-Columbian high Andes to the 21st-century streets of New York. Through July 8 at the Textile Museum, 2320 S St. N.W. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. 202-667-0441.

"Treasures of American History" -- Continuing exhibition at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, 1050 Independence Ave. S.W., features Dorothy's ruby slippers, Kermit the Frog, Abraham Lincoln's top hat, Lewis and Clark's compass, and Thomas Edison's light bulb. Hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. Admission is free. 202-633-1000.


"The Cultivated Eye -- Brandywine Valley Photographers" -- Wilmington. Exhibit of nature photography features the works of artists from the region. Through Oct. 21 at the Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $3-$10; free for members. 302-571-9590.


Music festival -- Cape May. The annual Cape May Music Festival will be held through June 14 at the Cape May Convention Hall, Beach Drive at Stockton Place, and Episcopal Church of the Advent, Washington and Franklin streets. Among the classical music performers are the New York Chamber Ensemble and the Bay-Atlantic Symphony. All concerts begin at 8 p.m. Call 609-884-5404 or go to


"The Clocks of Delaware" -- Columbia. Exhibit of tall-case and table clocks of the 18th and 19th centuries features 16 of the finest made in Delaware from 1740 to 1815. Through December at the National Watch Clock Museum, 514 Poplar St. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $4-$8. 717-684-8261 or

"Fantastic and Functional Animals in Indian Art" -- Philadelphia. Exhibition explores the many meanings of India's scaly, feathery and furry inhabitants, both natural and supernatural. Through June 30 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Gallery 227, Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Admission is $7-$10. 215-763-8100 or


House tours -- Alexandria. Visitors can take a behind-the-scenes look at architect Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily at 9000 Richmond Highway, three miles west of Mount Vernon. Admission is $6. 703-780- 4000.

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