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Gifford’s heir talks ice cream and empire

Photo of old Gifford’s menus courtesy Andrew Gifford. Andrew Gifford, grandson of founder John Gifford, will discuss his memoir “We All Scream: The Fall of Gifford’s Ice Cream Empire” at the Silver Spring Library at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. The project began in 2013 as a hunt for the authentic Gifford’s recipes. “I sat down with a guy who was trying to reboot the effort,” Gifford said. “He was hunting the recipes and trying to find where’s the recipes, how to make them, what’s the actual source? “I have all the old recipe cards, and I have a...

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Upcoming Events, Oct. 18-26

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, October 18 MusicaliTea concert, Levine Music, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 2nd Floor, 11 a.m-12:30 p.m. Travel and Leisure in Maryland During Jim Crow, Silver Spring Civic Building, 7-8:30 p.m., RSVP required Community Sing, Levine Music, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 2nd Floor, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, October 19 Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Committee meeting, Easter Seal, 1420 Spring St., 3:30 p.m. Mural Design Meeting, Takoma Park Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Ave., 6:30-8 p.m. “We All Scream,” conversation with Andrew Gifford, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, October...

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Silver Spring ice skating rink now open

Photo by Mike Mowery The Silver Spring ice skating rink at Veterans’ Plaza is now open for the season. Hours are noon-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon to midnight on Friday, 10 a.m. to midnight on Saturday and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays. The rink is open for extended hours (10 a.m.-11 p.m.) on days that the county’s public schools are out. Skating sessions are $8 for 12 and under children and seniors and $9 for all others. Group rates and lessons are available as well. Skate rentals are available in sizes from toddler size 7 to adult size 14 are $5...

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Gandhi Brigade to premiere documentary on immigration reform tonight

Graphic courtesy Gandhi Brigade Youth Media Gandhi Brigade Youth Media will premiere its documentary on immigration reform in a joint presentation tonight with Montgomery College. “The Fabric of America” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. in the Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave., and be followed by a panel discussion with Councilmember Nancy Navarro, Casa de Maryland, UndocuBlack Network and the office of U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-New York’s 13th District). Eight students from Montgomery Blair, Northwood and Kennedy high schools worked in an intensive five-week program to produce the 7 1/2-minute documentary (see trailer below), according to Evan...

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Upcoming Events, Oct. 11-19

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, October 11 “Crime Prevention Basics” seminar, 3rd Police Precinct, 1002 Milestone Dr., 7 p.m. Immigration Reform: Gandhi Brigade Documentary Premiere and Community Conversation, Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College, 7995 Georgia Ave., 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 12 Silver Spring Transportation Management District Advisory Committee monthly meeting, Discovery Communications, 8 a.m. “The Old Man and the Sea,” afternoon book discussion, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 3rd Floor, 2-3:30 p.m. Carpe Diem! Second Thursday Contra Dance, Silver Spring Civic Building, pricing varies, 7-10 p.m. “Duck” world premiere, The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $20, 8 p.m. Friday,...

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