Friday, Sept. 20

Plaza Artist Materials Grand Reopening, 8205 Georgia Ave., 5–7 p.m.

Opening of Long Branch Festival, Flower Avenue Urban Park, 8746 Flower Ave., 6-9 p.m.

September Song Artist Reception, Back Wall Gallery, 7002 Carroll Ave., 6:30–9 p.m.

Paint & Sip, CREATE Arts Center, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $35, 7–9 p.m.

Pechakucha Volume 17: Future Waves, Special Days…, Silver Spring Civic Building, $10–$25, 7–9:30 p.m.

Karen Collins & The Backroads Band, Takoma VFW, 6420 Orchard Ave., $10, 8–11 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 21

Sweep the Creek, Section 5 (Sligo Creek between Colesville Road & Wayne Avenue), meet in the parking lot across from 9115 Sligo Creek Parkway, 9–11 a.m.

Mr. Gabe Family Concert, Gazebo, 7035 Carroll Ave., 11–11:45 a.m.

Art Carnival, Plaza Artist Materials, 8205 Georgia Ave., 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Cooking for Peace, Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Ave., donations accepted, 1:30–3 p.m.

Montgomery Hills Street Fest, Columbia and Seminary roads, 3–7 p.m.

The Nighthawks benefit for Silgo Creek Golf Association, Sligo Creek Golf Course, 9701 Sligo Creek Parkway, $25, 4–7 p.m.

Takoma Foundation Beerfest 11, Cady Lee House, 7064 Eastern Ave., $45, 4–8 p.m.

Movie Screening and Panel Discussion of “When They See Us” (Part IV), Silver Spring Civic Building, 6:30 p.m.

Carpe Diem-Revels Community Sing, Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St., N.W., 6:30–8:30 p.m.

The Piano Trio: A Survey in 8 Parts, Banner Arts, 7502 Flower Ave., $20, 7:30–9:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21–22

Shop Local Sidewalk Sale, various locations and times, Takoma Park

Sunday, Sept. 22

Takoma Park Farmers Market Pie Contest, Takoma Park SDA Church, 6951 Carroll Ave., 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Sweep the Creek, Section 4 (Sligo Creek between Wayne Avenue & Piney Branch Road), meet in the Sligo Creek parking lot by the tennis courts closest to Piney Branch Road, 1–3 p.m.

Yoga Fundraising benefit Everytown For Gun Safety, Yoga Heights, 255 Carroll St., N.W., $25, 2–3 p.m.

Screening, “Ground War: When Playing Fields Become Battlefields,” Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., 2-5 p.m.

Paul D. and Carrie H. Wickre Memorial Concert, St. Luke Lutheran Church, 9100 Colesville Rd., 5 p.m.

Inaugural Open Mic Night, Silver Branch Brewing Co., 8401 Colesville Rd., 6:30–10 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 23

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

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Voter Registration Drive, TESS Center, 8513 Piney Branch Rd.,9 a.m.–noon

Pain Treatment In The Military—The Biopsychosocial Model, National Museum of Health and Medicine, 2500 Linden Lane, 6–7 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 26

How to Read the Constitution and Why, Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Ave., donationsaccepted, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 27

Chris Presley and The Mobtown Cats, Sligo Creek Golf Course, 9701 Sligo Creek Parkway, 6-8 p.m.

Fast Eddie and the Slowpokes, DC Blues Society 4th Friday Happy Hour, Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave., 6:30–9:30 p.m.

Illustration from FiveStone Church

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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