Category: Entertainment

100th Anniversary Celebration of Talbot Bridge Construction Planned

The 100th anniversary of the construction of the Talbot Avenue bridge in Lyttonsville will be marked by a celebration from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at Talbot and Fourth avenues. Built in 1918 of wood and steel, the bridge connected Lyttonsville, a historically African-American community, to the rest of Silver Spring. At the time, the area was racially segregated and African-Americans couldn’t live in communities like North Woodside, which is on the other side of the bridge. The celebration will include music, storytelling, a pop-up museum with exhibits about the bridge’s history, drumming and a children’s art show, among...

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Upcoming Events, Sept. 19-26

Wednesday, Sept. 19 Afternoon Movie: “The Spy Who Came in From the Cold,” Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave. 3:30 p.m. (book club discussion of the same title at 2 p.m.) Thursday, Sept. 20 Silver Spring Urban District Advisory meeting, 8110 Georgia Ave., 3rd Floor, 3:30 p.m. Artspace meeting for interested live/work artists, Silver Spring Civic Building, 6:30 p.m. Collage Landscapes Workshop for Adults, CREATE Arts Center, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $50, 7-9 p.m. Go Slow Zone on Wayne:  A Public Safety Proposal for the Purple Line, Silver Spring Civic Building, 7:30-9 p.m. Third Thursday Poetry Reading, Takoma Park...

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KIDfest from KID Museum Set for Sept. 23 at Civic Building

KIDfest, a free event from KID Museum, will be held Sunday, Sept. 23 from noon to 5 p.m. in the Silver Spring Civic Building. The festival features hands-on activities and demonstrations of robotics, engineering, biotechnology and other subjects that give attendees a look at the future. The event also includes two stages with live music, talks by local inventors, and other activities and demonstrations including: Pet PARO, an advanced therapeutic robot, which looks like a baby seal and can respond to voices or touch A portable, inflatable planetarium to investigate the night sky and constellations. Alexander Kao-Sowa, a teenage...

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Upcoming Events, Sept. 12-20

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, Sept. 12 Summer Drum Circle, Gazebo, 7035 Carroll Ave., donations requested, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 Silver Spring Transportation Management District meeting, Discovery Building, 8 a.m. RSVP Virtual Town Hall with County Executive Ike Leggett, 1-2 p.m. Revels After-School Workshop (Grades 4-6), 531 Dale Dr., 4:30-6 p.m. Metropolis Art Exhibition Opening Reception, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., 7-8:30 p.m. Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, CREATE Arts Center, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $50, 7-9 p.m. Carpe Diem! Second Thursday Contra Dance, Silver Spring Civic Building, $5-$10, 7-10 p.m. Vintage Movie...

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Chess Center Moving Headquarters to Silver Spring

Photo from pxhere under Creative Commons CC0 The U.S. Chess Center is moving to new headquarters at 8560 Second Ave. in Silver Spring and is celebrating its grand opening with three free events tomorrow (Sept. 8). Grandmaster Jennifer Yu, 2014 World Girls Under-12 Champion, will play up to eight simultaneous games against all comers, adults or children, from 10 a.m. to noon outside the building. (The exhibition will be in the lobby if it’s raining.) From noon to 3 p.m., the center will hold a drop-in tournament for all kids grades K-12 who know chess rules. Participants can play...

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