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Upcoming Events, Nov. 14-22

Wednesday, Nov. 14 Takoma Park Police Winter Coat Drive underway, drop-off at 7500 Maple Ave., ends 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14. “Thinking About Trade, Tariff and the Economy,” Silver Spring Civic Building, 2-3:30 p.m. An Evening of Hawaiian Music with Ukulele Hui, El Golfo Restaurant, 8739 Flower Ave., 6-9 p.m. “Girl Legacy,” Community Bridges annual celebration, The Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Rd., $125 GA, 6-10 p.m. “Peace Dragon,” author Linda Ragsdale, Takoma Park Library, 101 Philadelphia St., 7-8:30 p.m. Friends of Sligo Creek presentation, “The American Eel:  From the Atlantic Ocean to Sligo Creek,” Sligo-Dennis Avenue Local Park building,...

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CommUNITY Holiday Tree Lit in Downtown Silver Spring

The year’s holiday CommUNITY Tree was lit Saturday night on the Fountain Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring. The tree was once again designed by Karl Unnasch, who has created the Re-Imagining the Holidays art installation for the past six years, along with a partner, Michael Cimino, and three local artists—Michelle Izquierdo, Vanessa Smith and Erick Satchell II. The 35-foot tall installation is topped by a mobile sculpture, and additional mobiles are installed in the breezeway from the Wayne Avenue garage. The tree will be on display until the end of the holiday season. Top, Tommy McFly, formerly of FreshFM 94.7, once again served...

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All Ages Attended Talbot Avenue Bridge Lantern Walk

About 50 people braved the fall’s first blustery streak last Saturday to sing and carry lanterns across the Talbot Avenue Bridge in the inaugural Talbot Avenue Bridge Lantern Walk. North Woodside resident Anna White conceived the event as a way to build off of the momentum achieved during September’s centennial celebration for the bridge. Working with neighbors, artist Bertie LoPiccolo and educator Kate Elliot, White organized a morning lantern-making workshop at the Gwendolyn E. Coffield Community Center. Approximately 20 people ranging in age from 2 years old to 99 learned how to make lanterns from recycled plastic bottles, tissue...

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Downtown Silver Spring Residents Looking to Form Civic Association

A group of downtown Silver Spring residents is in the early stages of forming a new civic association to represent that area. “We’ve been trying to start this organization for three years, with many stops and starts,” said Dan Reed, one of the organizers (and who blogs at Just Up the Pike). A group of them met last night at Kaldi’s Social House for a combination kickoff and happy hour for the Silver Spring Downtown Neighborhood Association. “One of the recurring things that had come up [in earlier discussions] was [that] we wanted to do more social activities, both...

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County Announces Veterans Day Schedule

The county has announced its holiday schedule for Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 12. All county offices will be closed on Veterans Day, as will libraries (also closed on Sunday), state offices and courts. Trash and recycling pickups will run on the usual schedule, and the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station will be open. Aquatic and recreation centers will open as scheduled, while administrative offices and senior centers will be closed. The schedule for park facilities varies and is available here. The TrIPS Commuter Store in Silver Spring will be open, but the Mobile Commuter Store will...

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  1. 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training @ Grace

    September 22, 2018 - March 4, 2019
  2. Carpe Diem Arts-Washington Revels Family & Community Sing

    November 21 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
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    November 22 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
  4. Garden of Lights

    November 23 @ 5:30 pm - December 23 @ 9:00 pm
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