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Adult Fan Fiction World Championships — Bethesda — Friday

The Writer’s Center in Bethesda hosts a raucous, raunchy night of parody erotica from writers and comedians throughout the greater Washington, D.C., region on Friday. Audience members decide the topics.

The show starts at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7:30. This event is recommended for those 18 and older. Attendees can pay what they want at the door.

Dance your way into 2020 — Gaithersburg — Saturday

Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg presents an evening of swing dancing on Saturday, with no prior experience required. Beginner classes start at 6:30 p.m. and open dancing lasts from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Admission is $30, with non-alcoholic refreshments included in the price. There will also be a cash bar.


Wine and Beer for a Leap Year — Chevy Chase — Saturday

The Women’s Club of Chevy Chase hosts an evening in which local experts will introduce regional wines and beers along with appetizer pairings on Saturday. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and pairing highlights will be held on the half hour through 8 p.m.

Tickets for a member and a guest are $30, and $40 for nonmembers. Attendees are asked to RSVP to


Fairy tale campfire — Bethesda — Sunday

Locust Grove Nature Center in Bethesda hosts a campfire event in which attendees can make magic wands using natural materials and listen to fairy tales while roasting marshmallows over the fire.

The event is geared for children ages 3 to 10 and runs from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Admission is $7.


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