Wednesday, Nov. 14

Takoma Park Police Winter Coat Drive underway, drop-off at 7500 Maple Ave., ends 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14.

Thinking About Trade, Tariff and the Economy,” Silver Spring Civic Building, 2-3:30 p.m.

An Evening of Hawaiian Music with Ukulele Hui, El Golfo Restaurant, 8739 Flower Ave., 6-9 p.m.

Girl Legacy,” Community Bridges annual celebration, The Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Rd., $125 GA, 6-10 p.m.

“Peace Dragon,” author Linda Ragsdale, Takoma Park Library, 101 Philadelphia St., 7-8:30 p.m.

Friends of Sligo Creek presentation, “The American Eel:  From the Atlantic Ocean to Sligo Creek,” Sligo-Dennis Avenue Local Park building, 7-9 p.m.

Dale Drive Community Meeting, Grace Episcopal Church, 1607 Grace Church Rd., 7 p.m.

Acorn Park Plan presentation, Historic Preservation Commission, 8787 Georgia Ave., 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 15

CANCELLED: Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Committee meeting, 8110 Georgia Ave., 3rd Floor, 3:30 p.m.

Community Teach-In on Small Cell Towers, Takoma Park Volunteer Fire Department, 7201 Carroll Ave., 7-9 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 16

CORRECTED LOCATION: Montgomery Parks Speakers Series, Jason Roberts, “Building a Better Block, Brookside Gardens Visitors Center Auditorium, 1800 Glenallan Ave., noon-2 p.m.

Long Branch Winter Carnival, Long Branch Community Recreation Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., 7-10 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 17

Trash Talk with Lori Hill: Tips for Living a Low Waste Life, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., 10-11:30 a.m.

Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade, Ellsworth and Georgia avenues, 10 a.m.-noon

INSCAPE Chamber Orchestra, Potter Violins, 7711 Eastern Ave., 4-6 p.m.

Performing Arts Faculty Showcase, Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, 7995 Georgia Ave., 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 18

Sheila Jordan: Better Than Anything, Jazz Lecture with Larry Appelbaum, Levine Music, 900 Wayne Ave., 1:30-3 p.m.

Homebirth Info Session,Willow Street Yoga-Studio 2 (upstairs), 6930 Carroll Ave., 2:30-5 p.m.

Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner, SDA Church Community Center, 6810 Eastern Ave., N.W., 4-7 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 19

Author Panel with Tom King and Michael Scadron, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 6:30-8 p.m.

Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board meeting, Silver Spring Civic Building, 7 p.m.

Silver Spring Library Advisory Committee meeting, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 20

Grateful for Diversity Dinner, Clifton Park Baptist Church, 8818 Piney Branch Rd., 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 21

Long Branch Book Discussion: Faceless Killers, Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., 2 p.m.

Carpe Diem Arts-Washington Revels Family & Community Sing, Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St. N.W., $5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 22

Thanksgiving Day

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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