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Upcoming Events, Dec. 5-13

Wednesday, Dec. 5 Takoma Park Police Winter Coat Drive underway, drop-off at 7500 Maple Ave., ends 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14. Josiah Henson Park & Museum Talk, Holy Cross Senior Source, 8580 Second Ave., 1-3 p.m. Art Journaling for Stress Reduction (first session), CREATE Arts Center, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $90, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 Jump Start Family Fun Night Out with The Jelly Roll Mortals!, El Golfo Restaurant, 8739 Flower Ave., $5, 5:45 and 6:45 p.m. “Celebrate the Solstice” Collage Workshop, CREATE Arts Center, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $50, 7-9 p.m. Building Community Celebration with Montgomery Renters...

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Gandhi Brigade to Premiere Newest Student-Produced Documentary

Gandhi Brigade Youth Media will present the world premiere of the organization’s latest student-produced documentary, which looks youth activism and is titled “We Are Now.” The free showing will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus Cultural Arts Center at 7995 Georgia Ave. During a five-week period over the past summer, eight high school students conceived, planned and produced the film. The production took students from a hearing at Gaithersburg City Hall on immigration rights to the Capitol Hill office of U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia), a youth leader in...

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Baked Goods Fundraiser Held at Harvest Moon Festival

The Silver Spring Time Bank tables offered an array of goodies as a fundraiser at the Oct. 7 Harvest Moon Festival in Silver Spring. Eight bakers made everything from brownies to cupcakes for the event. The Harvest Moon Festival is an annual event that this year featured entertainment by several ethnic groups including Hawaiian dancers and singers, Caribbean steel drums, and others. Along with entertainment, there were vendors and representatives of local nonprofit organizations including Toastmasters and the League of Women Voters. The event drew a sizeable crowd despite competition from an Indonesian Festival happening at the same time...

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Pennyworth to Close Bonifant Location, Move to Grace House

The Pennyworth Thrift Shop will close its location at 949 Bonifant St. and move to the basement of Grace House on the grounds of Grace Episcopal Church later this year. In an email to the Source, board president Jewell Little said, “Over the past year, the sales at the Pennyworth Shop have declined. A sufficient number of volunteers have not been available, and rent in the downtown Silver Spring area has been going up. Compounding this, the Purple Line construction threatens the existence of the shop.” The landlord has granted the shop a month-to-month lease for up to six months...

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County Setting Up “Citizenship Corners” to Help Immigrants Become Citizens

Montgomery County is setting up “Countywide Citizenship Corners” in libraries and other area locations to encourage eligible immigrants to become naturalized citizens. “The purpose of the Citizenship Corners is to get out information to our residents who are interested in becoming citizens,” said Diane Vy Nguyen-Vu, who leads the county’s citizenship initiative, along with the legal immigration service providers network. “When legal permanent residents become U.S. citizens, our county thrives,” said County Executive Isiah Leggett in a press release. “We urge our residents to start the naturalization process and to only seek advice and citizenship application assistance from reputable...

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Beginner Fencing Classes at DC Fencers Club

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