Friday, April 26

DC Blues Society’s 4th Friday Happy Hour, Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave., 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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

Saturday, April 27

Northwood PTSA Annual Yard/Flea Market/Vendor Sale, Northwood High School, 919 University Blvd. W., 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

MOCO Youth Media Festival, AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Takoma Park Photo Walk, meet at Republic, 6939 Laurel Ave., $20, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Art Hop, various locations, Takoma Park, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Hands-On Canvas! Stretch Your Own Artist Canvas, Plaza Artist Materials, 8205 Georgia Ave. noon-4 p.m.

Vinyl Day: Just for the Record, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., noon-4 p.m.

Tour of National Park Seminary, 2747 Linden Lane, $5, 1-3 p.m.

Cooking for Peace with Gwyn Whittaker, Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Ave., donations accepted, 1:30-3 p.m.

Takoma Park Mobilization potluck and program on Criminal Justice Reform, Takoma Elementary School, 7511 Holly Ave. potluck (optional) 6:30 p.m., program 7-8:30 p.m.

Puente De Amistad Friend/Fund Raiser for the children of Cuba, Silver Spring Civic Building, $100 per person, 6:30-11 p.m.

Woodlin Elementary School PTA Silent Auction, Rosensteel Hall, 9707 Rosensteel Ave., $30 single, $56 couple, 7-10 p.m. (must purchase by 4/25)

Paint the Town CREATE Arts Gala, Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave., $55 individual, $90 couple, 7-11 p.m.

Sunday, April 28

Art Hop, various locations, Takoma Park, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Financial Learning Workshop: Becoming a Grocery Guru, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 3-4:30 p.m.

Yappy Hour, Republic, 6939 Laurel Ave., 3-5 p.m.

National Philharmonic Chamber Players, Potter Violins, 7711 Eastern Ave., $20, 3-5 p.m.

Tuesday, April 30

One Stop Fair Housing Shop, seminar/workshop, Silver Spring Civic Building, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., registration requested

Montgomery Parks Speakers Series, “Building a Culture of Guest Service Excellence,” 8787 Georgia Ave., noon-2 p.m., register by 4/26 for lunch

First Time Homebuyer Seminar, Silver Spring Civic Building, 7-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 1

Top Ten Personal Finance Tips for College Bound Teens (Ages 16-18), Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 6-7 p.m.

IMPACT Now!, Silver Spring Civic Building, 6-9 p.m.

Thursday, May 2

Jump Start with the Arts benefit, El Golfo Restaurant, 8739 Flower Ave., $5 adults, 5:45 and 6:45 p.m.

Author Series Evening with Carrie Callaghan, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 7-8:30 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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