Category: Events

Upcoming Events, Sept. 20-26

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, September 20 Virtual Town Hall with County Executive Ike Leggett, 1-2 p.m. Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment Advisory Committee meeting, Silver Spring Civic Building, 4 p.m. Thursday, September 21 Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Committee meeting, 8110 Georgia Ave., 3rd Floor, 3:30 p.m. Washington Revels-Carpe Diem Community Sing, Bennington Drive Park, 599 Bennington Dr., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, September 22 Car-Free Day Lunch with the Mayor, Campeon Rotisserie Chicken & Bakery, 902 Merrimac Dr., Takmoa Park, noon. Improv Comedy Night, The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $11, 8-9:30 p.m. Saturday, September 23 DC Denizens...

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Departments, groups create downtown pop-ups for PARK(ing) Day

The Department of Environmental Protection and WSSC demonstrated ways to reduce runoff. Photo by Mike Diegel. Several county departments and other organizations created pop-up spaces along Fenton Street and Ellsworth Drive in Silver Spring Friday to mark International PARK(ing) Day. “PARK(ing) Day is a annual, open-source, global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places,” according to the IPD website. The intent is to point out that cities need more urban open space, to talk about how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of...

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Upcoming Events, Aug. 30-Sept. 6

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, August 30 Immunization clinic for Tdap and or MCV, Silver Spring Health Center, 8630 Fenton St., 10th Floor, Free, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, August 31 Family Moving Field Guide Through Takoma Park, Dance Exchange, 7117 Maple Ave. 6-8 p.m. “Open Space: A Prayer Service for Justice and Peace,” Silver Spring United Methodist Church, 8900 Georgia Ave., 7 p.m. Friday, September 1 Red Cross Blood Drive, Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., 1-5 p.m. African Diaspora Entrepreneurship Summit, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1-6 p.m. School of Rock pre-movie concert, Veterans Plaza, 7-8 p.m. Silver Screens...

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Some tips on when and how to watch the solar eclipse

Path of totality graphic from Wikimedia Commons. So you want to view the solar eclipse, but Monday is a workday and you can’t stand outside for hours to watch the moon’s progress across the face of the sun. Vox.com has created a tool that will tell viewers, based on their zip code location, exactly when the eclipse will start, when it will end, the peak time of obscuration and how much of the sun will be covered. For example, in zip code 20901, the eclipse will start at 1:18 p.m. and end at 4:01 p.m. The peak coverage will...

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Outdoor film festival opens tomorrow in Silver Spring

Photo from AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center. The Silver Screens outdoor film festival begins tomorrow evening with a showing of “Back to the Future Part II” on Veterans Plaza in downtown Silver Spring. This is the second year for the series, which is sponsored by the American Film Institute Silver Theatre and Cultural Center. Tomorrow’s film was released in 1989 and stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Elisabeth Shue. “Thanks to the generosity of our own American Film Institute, Silver Screens is a great way for families to get together and enjoy some fun movies,” Councilmember Tom...

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Upcoming Events

  1. Washington Revels Fall After-School Workshops

    September 7 @ 1:30 pm - November 13 @ 6:00 pm
  2. A Forest Journey

    September 11, 2017 @ 9:00 am - January 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
  3. Fall Art Classes for Children & Teens

    September 18 @ 5:00 pm - November 16 @ 6:30 pm
  4. Tap Master Class with Heather Cornell

    September 22 @ 12:00 pm - October 1 @ 1:30 pm
  5. Improv Comedy Night

    September 22 @ 8:00 pm - December 22 @ 9:30 pm

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