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Halloween happenings this weekend

Illustration from Public Domain Images There are more Halloween activities going on in the area this weekend than the Silver Spring Zombie Walk. Here’s a listing of some of them: Saturday Pumpkins and Power Tools, 10:30 a.m.-noon, $22 per class, Catylator Makerspace, 8121 Georgia Ave. Suite LL1 Costume Jam, Gwendolyn E. Coffield Community Recreation Center 2450 Lyttonsville Rd., K-Fifth graders, noon-2 p.m. Music, games, photo booth, moon bounce and more. Registration required, activity #28071 Academy Dog Training Halloween Party and Puppy Playground, noon-4 p.m. Food and drink available. 1921 Seminary Road Monster Bash in Takoma Park 1-4 p.m. Games, music, costume parade and contest....

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Zombies to lurch through Silver Spring Saturday night

Zombies invade Silver Spring, as shown in this photo taken at a previous Zombie Walk. Photo by Mike Diegel. Zombies live. At least, for one night in Silver Spring. The 2016 Silver Spring Zombie Walk is back this Saturday, Oct. 29, complete with movie and after party. Participating zombies will gather from 7-9 p.m. at Denizen’s Brewing Company and Arts Alley at 1115 East-West Highway. The walk itself will wind through downtown Silver Spring to the AFI Silver Theatre, where they can take in a 10 p.m. showing of “Night of the Creeps.” The after-party starts at 11 p.m....

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Book talks at Busboys and [email protected]

Roger Friedman, Ph.D, hosted a book launch event in Takoma. Photo by Heidi Lewis. Guest post by Heidi Lewis Busboys and [email protected] wears many hats—restaurant/café/bar/event space/bookstore/spoken word/performance venue. Sunday evening, it donned its bookstore hat when longtime Capitol View Park resident Roger Friedman, Ph.D, hosted the Maryland book launch event for “Tower Sniper: The Terror of America’s First Active Shooter on Campus,” drawing a crowd of about 50 in the cafe’s private event space, which is named in honor of Nicolás Guillén, a Cuban poet, activist, and writer. The book, co-written by Friedman with Monte Akers and Nathan Akers, is...

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Gandhi Brigade to premiere new documentary

Graphic courtesy Gandhi Brigade Youth Media Gandhi Brigade Youth Media will premiere its new documentary “To Serve and Protect?” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Silver Spring Civic Center. The film is an examination of the use of force and police accountability; a panel discussion with Q&A will follow. Participants in the Gandhi Brigade’s summer program considered a number of different topics to focus on before deciding to pursue this project. “We voted on this one because it was the most relevant to the times and there was a lot of discussion going on about police accountability,” said...

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