Category: General News

Upcoming Events, March 22-30

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, March 22 ACLU Montgomery County meeting, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans’ Place, 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23 One Montgomery Green Drinks, Lincoln’s Bar-B-Cue, 931 Ellsworth Dr., 5:30-8 p.m. Author Series, The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 3rd Floor, 7-8:30 p.m. Green Is Greater Than Gold by Unofficial Hand Lettering Society of Silver Spring, Catylator Makerspace, 8121 Georgia Ave. Suite LL1, 7-9 p.m. Friday, March 24 Monkeyfeather, Delarcos, and Esmirelda Concert, Takoma Park VFW Post 350, 6420 Orchard Ave, Takoma Park, 7:30-11...

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Penguin mural will return in March 29 ceremony

Detail from “Penguin Rush Hour.” Photo courtesy The Silver Spring mural “Penguin Rush Hour” will return and be unveiled during a ceremony on Wednesday, March 29. The mural, featuring penguins as commuters at the Silver Spring Metro stop, was originally created in 1989 by artist Sally Callmer Thompson on 25 plywood panels that stretched for 100 feet under the Metro bridge over Colesville Road. It was taken down for construction of the Silver Spring Transit Center and kept in storage. A fund-raising campaign, “Pennies for Penguins,” raised money for restoration of the original art, which had deteriorated over...

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Summer camp to teach girls technology, self-empowerment

Graphic courtesy MissHeard Media. Two Silver Spring small businesses will team up to offer a weeklong summer camp designed to teach girls technology skills and self-empowerment. “Girl-Powered: Changemakers” will be led by Lindsey Turnbull, owner of MissHeard Media, and held at Catylator Makerspace on Georgia Avenue, owned by Stephen Morris. “We are doing kind of a very holistic summer camp,” Turnbull said. “[Morris] teaches the girls some of the technology and I teach the leadership bit and the girl-empowerment bit. “We also had the idea to bring in a ton of people from the community so that the girls...

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Recreation and aquatic center planned for Silver Spring

Alex Shifflett from KGD Architecture presents the revised Elizabeth Square plan. Photo by Mike Diegel. A 120,000-square-foot regional recreation and aquatic center highlights a revised plan for a new complex in downtown Silver Spring. Elizabeth Square will be built in the area bordered by Fenwick Lane, Second Avenue, Apple Avenue and the Metro right-of-way. The plan, presented yesterday to the Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Board, calls for mixed-use development with retail and residential units including workforce, affordable and senior housing, along with the recreational facilities. “It’s a significant regional facility, not just for the local neighborhood like some...

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Upcoming Events March 15-23

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, March 15 Virtual Town Hall with County Executive Leggett, 1-2 p.m. Education Programs and Budget Forum, Catherine F. Scott Building, Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus, 7600 Takoma Ave., Takoma Park, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Community Sing, Levine Music, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 2nd Floor, $5, 7-9 p.m. POSTPONED: 2017 Parks, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) Plan Update Meeting, Park and Planning Headquarters, 8787 Georgia Ave., 7-9 p.m. POSTPONED: County Council Town Hall, Long Branch Community Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd. Reception 7:30 p.m., Meeting 8 p.m. Thursday, March 16 “How Local News is...

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