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Upcoming Events April 19-26

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, April 19 POSTPONED to May 17: Live Online Discussion with County Executive Ike Leggett, 1-2 p.m. Pre-submission community meeting, proposed Elizabeth Square development, 8601 Georgia Av., 7-8 p.m. County Council Town Hall meeting, Long Branch Community Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Reception 7:30 p.m., Town Hall 8 p.m. Thursday, April 20 “A Day in the Life of Montgomery County,” 24-hour public photo project Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Committee meeting, Silver Spring Fire Station, 8110 Georgia Ave., Third Floor, 3:30 p.m. Mindfulness Workshop, The Siena School, 1300 Forest Glen Rd., 7 p.m. Discussion with...

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Scholarships available for college, grad school students

Illustration from Wikimedia Commons. Del. David Moon (D-District 20) is looking for applicants for scholarships that he has available for college and graduate school students. Applicants must live in District 20 and attending, or plan to attend, a community college, 4-year college or graduate school in Maryland. Preference will be given to applicants who will be, or are, the first in their family to attend college. Applications are due by April 30 and may be filled out online. Questions should be directed to jjohnson@house.state.md.us or potential applicants may call Moon’s office at (410)...

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Upcoming Events April 12-20

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, April 12 Planning Board applications due, 5 p.m. Thursday, April 13 Movie Night: “Hidden Figures,” Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., 5 p.m. Carpe Diem Silver Spring Contra Dance, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans’ Place, 7-7:30 p.m. Intro Workshop; 7:30-10 p.m. Dance Friday, April 14 “The Lenten Sketches,” First Baptist Church of Silver Spring and Montgomery Hills Baptist Church combined choral performance, 9727 Georgia Ave., 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 15 Takoma Park Annual Egg Hunt, Ed Wilhelm Field, 7510 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 17 Silver Spring Library Advisory Committee...

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Social & Scientific Systems defends spelling title in MCAEL bee

Graphic courtesy Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy. Social & Scientific Systems took home the Honeycomb trophy for the second year in a row in the fourth Grown-Up Spelling Bee from the Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy. The annual event, held last night in Montgomery College’s Cultural Arts Center, is the primary fundraiser for the group, said Executive Director Kathy Stevens. “It’s modeled after some other literacy organizations around the country,” she said. “It’s mission aligned in that we know that English is a very hard language in many respects, spelling being one of them. One of the small...

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Upcoming Events April 5-13

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, April 5 4th Annual Montgomery County Energy Summit, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans’ Place, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 4th Annual MCAEL Spelling Bee benefit, Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College, 7995 Georgia Ave., 6:30 p.m. Safe Silver Spring meeting with the Montgomery County Police Department’s Third District officials, 1002 Milestone Dr., 7 p.m. “Parenting the Anxious Teen:  Counter-Intuitive Strategies for Easing Teen Anxiety,” with Dr. Jonathan Dalton, The Nora School, 955 Sligo Ave., 7 p.m. RSVP Thursday, April 6 Takoma Park Budget Open House, 7500 Maple Ave., Azalea Room, 7-9 p.m. “What Literature Can Tell Us...

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