Category: Nonprofits

CREATE Arts to Hold First Fundraising Gala This Spring

CREATE Arts Center, the Silver Spring-based provider of arts education and therapy services, will hold its first-ever fundraising gala this spring, according to Linda Marson Cox, the group’s executive director. The “Paint the Town” gala will be held Saturday, April 27 from 7-11 p.m. to raise funds to support its programs and expand its art therapy services to veterans and their families. “We wanted to bring [supporters] together and have this opportunity to raise money to support the expansion of all of our programs,” Cox said. “We’re in the big, beautiful, new space and we have the opportunity to...

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Variety of Expertise Featured at Silver Spring Timebank Skills Share

Basic crochet and knitting instruction, proper use of kitchen knives, and bicycle maintenance and repair are just a few of the many skills highlighted at the third annual Silver Spring Timebank Skills Share and Repair Café held Feb. 10 at the Silver Spring Civic Building.   The free event, open to the public, featured talks and demonstrations by timebank members, as well as opportunities to ask questions and to have small items repaired. Talks on green living, gardening, food preparation, and social media marketing were very popular. In addition, Dale Brown gave helpful tips on how to find new homes for...

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Blood Donors Can Get Free Pound of Coffee Today

Blood donors can get a free pound of Dunkin’ coffee today by donating a pint of blood at the Montgomery County Red Cross Chapter House, 2020 East-West Highway, according to a press release. Dunkin’ of Washington, D.C. has partnered with the American Red Crossfor the annual Pint for Pound program as part of National Blood Donor Month to provide 25,000 coupons for blood donors in the region. As part of the program, Dunkin’ will host a donor event at a blood drive from 2-5 p.m. Jan. 28. During the event, presenting donors will receive a voucher for a free...

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Resource Fair Set Tomorrow for Those Affected by Shutdown

Furloughed government workers, contractors and others affected by the government shutdown can learn about assistance available to them during a resource fair tomorrow (Jan. 26). Councilmember Will Jawando (D-At Large) convened and will co-sponsor the fair, along with Our Voices Matter. The event will be hosted by Reid Temple AME Church at 12101 Tech Rd. from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. “County government, our nonprofit providers, utility providers and local businesses have stepped up to help residents affected by the government shutdown obtain the vital services they need,” said Jawando in a press release. “Leadership in Washington has become disconnected from...

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Upcoming Events, Jan. 25-Feb. 1

Friday, Jan. 25 Montgomery Parks Speakers Series, “Engaging Diverse Audiences in Parks and Outdoor Recreation,” 8787 Georgia Ave., noon-2 p.m., RSVP The Magnificent Ten, An Art Show in Multiple Media Reception, Back Wall Gallery at Things From Egypt and Beyond, 7002 Carroll Ave., 5-7 p.m. Night of 1,000 Fridas, Various Locations in Takoma Park, 5 p.m.-midnight DC Blues Society Blues Happy Hour, Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Jazz Jam, Levine Music, 900 Wayne Ave., 7-9 p.m. Improv Comedy Night, The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $11, 8-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 Silver Spring...

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