Category: Nonprofits

Libraries, Gandhi Brigade offer free video classes

Photo from Pexels Free classes in video production for high school students will start next week, part of a collaboration between Gandhi Brigade Youth Media and Montgomery County Public Libraries. Classes will meet weekly from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and run through May 25. Students will learn about the fundamentals of video production and create a short film of their own during the sessions. Locally, a class will meet on Tuesdays beginning Jan. 23 at the Long Branch Library at 8800 Garland Ave. Another class will be held on Thursdays beginning Jan. 25 at the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre, 8641...

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Silver Spring Cares Superhero: Pavy Bacon

Who: Pavy Bacon Where: Her Home For: Little Drops While the work of Silver Spring Cares focuses on our immediate community, we wanted to take an opportunity to share the work of local super mom Pavy Bacon. Her family is a great example of a busy working family who supports local businesses and charities whenever possible. Her husband, Rick, works for Greater DC Diaper Bank and coaches for Takoma Soccer. She serves on the board of Silver Spring Day School and volunteers for the East Silver Spring Elementary School PTA. These nonprofits help neighbors and strengthen community ties, and...

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Silver Spring Cares Superhero Spotlight: Meredith Dedolph

Editor’s Note: Today is the first installment of a content sharing arrangement with Silver Spring Cares, a local nonprofit founded to make connections between the community and charitable groups in the area. Periodically, the organization features local people taking actions to support local charities: Silver Spring Cares Superheros. Who: Meredith Dedolph Where: Her home, Mansfield Avenue, Silver Spring For: Comfort Cases What inspired you to host a party and tie a charitable cause into it? We wanted to have a party with just adults and thought instead of everyone bringing a drink to share, that they bring something to...

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Santa stops in Silver Spring during benefit ride

Photo by Mike Diegel Santa and Mrs. Claus stopped their Harley-Davidsons in Silver Spring yesterday during the Montgomery County Police Department’s annual Santa Ride to benefit The Children’s Inn at NIH.  About 30 motorcycle officers escorted Motor Officer Robert Ladany and his wife, Jackie, who played the two holiday characters and visited with residents at stops throughout the county. Once at their Bethesda destination, Santa, Mrs. Claus and the officers shopped for gifts at the Inn’s gift shop, visited patients and their families, worked a face-painting station and made arts and crafts with the children. The Children’s Inn at...

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Takoma Park pop-up exhibit includes historic walking tour

One of three cyanotype/screenprints from the installation. Photo by Mike Diegel. A pair of Takoma Park artists has created an outdoor pop-up exhibit that includes a self-guided walking tour of several historic sites along Sligo Creek and near Takoma Junction. Water Works, the first of two planned exhibitions on this site, opened earlier this month and features cyanotype/screenprint installations by Marty Ittner and Gretchen Schermerhorn. The installation reproduces historic photographs in a structure, thought to be a former garage, on Hilltop Road between Maple and Geneva avenues. In addition, the artists matched a series of old photos from Historic Takoma to the...

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