Wednesday, Nov. 7

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

From Addis to Gambella: Ensuring Older People in Ethiopia Are Not Left Behind,” Silver Spring Civic Building, 2-3;30 p.m.

Robotics for Kids, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 7 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 8

Street Smart Virtual Reality Challenge launch, Veterans Plaza, 10:30 a.m.

Cruising: Making Waves and Sense (A Travel Lecture) with David Kriso, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 6-7:30 p.m.

Nonfiction Book Club discussion—Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond, Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., 6 p.m.

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

Medical Services During Vietnam at Walter Reed Forest Glen, National Park Seminary Ballroom, 9610 Dewitt Dr., $5, 7:30-9 p.m.

Illustrated Lecture on Residential Segregation by Dr. Susan Strasser, Takoma Park Presbyterian Church, 310 Tulip Ave., 7:30-9 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 9

Live Local Music, Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave., 6 p.m.-midnight

Improv Comedy Night, The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $11, 8-9:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 10

Talbot Avenue Bridge Lantern Walk: Lantern-Making Workshop, Coffield Community Center, 2450 Lyttonsville Rd., 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Jazz Combo Recital, Levine Music, 900 Wayne Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Storytime and Art Activity with Susan Stockdale, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 10:30 a.m.-noon

1stAnnual Hells Bottom Hootenanny, Takoma Park VFW Post 350, “Hell’s Bottom,” 6420 Orchard Ave., donations toward a new sound system encouraged, 5-10 p.m.

Talbot Avenue Bridge Lantern Walk, Talbot Avenue Bridge, 5:15-6:15 p.m.

CommUNITY Tree Lighting and Street Party, Fountain Plaza/Ellsworth Drive, 6-9 p.m.

Anna H. Wang Presidential Concert Series: Parker Quartet, Washington Adventist University, 7600 Flower Ave., $25, 8-10 p.m.

Stand-Up Silver Spring, Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave., $15-$20, 8 p.m. show, $10-$15 10:30 p.m. show.

Sunday, Nov. 11

Blair Park Planting, Jessup-Blair Park, 900 Jessup Blair Dr., 11 a.m.-noon

Silver Spring Craft Market, Denizens Brewing Co., 1115 East-West Highway, noon-4 p.m.

The Nation’s Medical Museum—Meeting Challenges through Innovation,” tour, National Museum of Health and Medicine, 2500 Linden Lane, 1-2 p.m.

Veterans Day celebration, Takoma Park VFW Post 350, 6420 Orchard Ave., 1-5 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 12

Veterans Day Holiday (observed)

Community Sing, Levine Music, 900 Wayne Ave., 7-9 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 13

Reigniting the Stoke: The Psychological Effects of Surf Therapy,” National Museum of Health and Medicine, 2500 Linden Lane, 6-7 p.m.

10th Annual Tribute to America’s Veterans Concert with JAH WORKS, Silver Spring Civic Building, 6:30-9 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 14

Trees Matter Symposium, Silver Spring Civic Building, $95, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Revels World Story Time, 531 Dale Dr., 10-11 a.m.

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

Illustration from FiveStone Church

Upcoming Events, Nov. 7-14

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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.
Upcoming Events, Nov. 7-14