Illustration from FiveStone Church

Thursday, July 12

Silver Spring Transportation Management District Advisory Committee Meeting, Discovery Communications, 8 a.m., RSVP

Kanopy Film Screenings—“Antarctic: A Year on Ice,” Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 6-7:30 p.m.

Citizens Against Beltway Expansion planning meeting, Indian Springs Recreational Center, 9717 Lawndale Dr. 7 p.m.

Animals Altered Art Exhibition Opening Reception, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., 7 p.m.

Gary and the Groove, Veterans Plaza, 7-9 p.m.

Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting: Acrylics, CREATE Arts Center, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $45, 7-9 p.m.

Citizens Against Beltway Expansion organizational meeting, Indian Springs Recreation Center, 9771 Lawndale Dr., 7-9 p.m.

Design Charrette: Building Form, Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus,
Cultural Arts Center, 
7995 Georgia Ave. 7-9:30 p.m., RSVP

Carpe Diem! Second Thursday Contra Dance, Silver Spring Civic Building, $5-$10, 7-10 p.m.

Friday, July 13

Silver Screens at Sonny’s Green, The Blairs Shopping Center, 1330 East-West Highway, 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 14

Laser Letters: Hand Letterings for Laser Cutting, Catylator Makerspace, 8121 Georgia Ave., Suite LL1, $50, 2:30-5:30 p.m.

DC Blues Society’s 14th Annual Hotter-Than-July Fish Fry & Show, Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave., $15, 4-11 p.m.

Flower Avenue House Concert: Trios for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, BannerArts Studio, 7502 Flower Ave., $20, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Monday, July 16

Lighten the Load event with Department of Environmental Protection, Silver Spring Safeway, 909 Thayer Ave., 4-6 p.m.

Impact Silver Spring Local Economy Activator, Silver Spring Civic Building, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 18

Free Speaker Series: The 11th Street Bridge Park and the Restoration of the Anacostia Watershed, 8787 Georgia Ave., noon-2 p.m., preregister for free boxed lunch

Long Branch Book Discussion: Isadora by Amelia Gray, Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., 2 p.m.

Thursday, July 19

Virtual Town Hall with County Executive Ike Leggett, 1-2 p.m.

Volunteer Park Cleanup, Long Branch Garland Neighborhood Park, 8601 Garland Ave., 9-11 a.m.

Sweet Saludos, Veterans Plaza, 7-9 p.m.

Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting: Watercolors, CREATE Arts Center, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $45, 7-9 p.m.

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Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
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