Category: Nonprofits

Highwood Theatre invites auditions for new year-long program

Photo courtesy The Highwood Theatre. The Highwood Theatre has issued an invitation for students to audition for a new, year-long program in theater production. The course is described as a “conservatory-style program designed to offer an intensive training experience for performers in grades 7-12,” according to a press release. The program starts in September and will run through the performances scheduled for June 2018. It will include master classes and other course work taught by professionals, allowing for a deeper exploration of the material. “The program stays true to Highwood’s established atmosphere of inclusion and building community through theatre,...

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ArtStream moving office from Silver Spring to Chevy Chase

ArtStream is leaving the building it shares with Lumina Theatre. Photo by Mike Diegel. ArtStream, Inc., a Silver Spring-based, performance-focused organization, is moving its administrative office from 620 Pershing Dr. to Chevy Chase. The principal reason for the move, a staffer told Source of the Spring, is that the current office, located on a the second floor of a building the group shares with Lumina Theatre, is not accessible to people with disabilities, the organization’s primary constituents. Five women who were co-workers at Imagination Stage, a children’s theater in Bethesda, founded the organization in 2005. It was created with...

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Local union offers culinary training in former Progress Place

Local 23 of the international labor union UNITE HERE is opening a culinary training kitchen for members at 3210 Colonial Lane, the former location of Progress Place. The union, which is leasing space from owner Washington Property Company, will use the commercial kitchen space for a nonprofit training program offered by Service Workers Training & Education Partnership. Shown in the photo is Councilmember Tom Hucker (back row, second from right), Washington Property Company President Charlie Nulsen (second row, right) and Amelia Kalant, Director of STEP (front row, right), joining culinary students and their instructor, Sandy Patterson (first row, third...

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New nonprofit Silver Spring Cares officially launched

Heather Foley (center), director of Silver Spring Cares, and founder Liz Brent (right) talk with a guest at the launch party. Photo by Mike Diegel. Silver Spring Cares, a new local nonprofit organization, officially launched yesterday with a party at Kaldi’s Social House. Founded by Liz Brent, a local real estate agent, the group’s mission statement is “Silver Spring Cares works to strengthen the Silver Spring community through the power of connection.” “We want to be the destination for information on community needs and opportunities for service between all the wonderful Silver Spring and Takoma Park nonprofits and everybody...

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