Friday, April 5

National Walk to Work Day

Opening Night, “Return to the Forbidden Planet,” Montgomery Blair High School, 51 University Blvd. E., $7-$10, 7 p.m.

Opening Night, “Arcadia,” from Lumina Theatre, Silver Spring Black Box Theatre, 8641 Colesville Rd., $15-$20, 7 p.m.

Bud Skeleton And Friends–First Friday Live Music!, Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave., 7-11:30 p.m.

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

Opening Night, “Social Darwinism,” Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College, 7995 Georgia Ave., $5-$10, 8 p.m.

Opening Night, “An Act of God,” The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $15, 8-9:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 6

Brem Brigade Silver Spring 5K for breast cancer, Sligo-Dennis Avenue Park Activity Building, 10200 Sligo Creek Parkway, 8 a.m.

Surfin’ for the Table, Shepherd’s Table benefit, AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., $65, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

B&O Railroad Station Open House, 8100 Georgia Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Learn to Mediate Workshop, Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Ave., donations accepted, 11 a.m.-noon

Investment Products and Risks Workshop, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Crossroad’s Pop-Up Art Gallery and Concert, 7486 New Hampshire Ave., 2-5 p.m.

International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Levine Music, 900 Wayne Ave., $15, 7-9 p.m.

Shindigalicious! Garage/Punk Rock Night, Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave., 7 p.m.-midnight

Sunday, April 7

Greyhound Welfare Meet and Greet, Big Bad Woof, 6960 Maple Ave. N.W. 9-11 a.m.

Open Gallery for Topography, DC Arts Studio, 6925 Willow St. N.W., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Revels Spa Afternoon with Lynn Teo, 531 Dale Dr., $75 donation, 1:30-5:30 p.m.

Sunday Financial Learning Workshop: Managing Financial Stress, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 3-4:30 p.m.

Stanley Jordan in Concert, Levine Music, 900 Wayne Ave., $40, 4-5:30 p.m.

Encuentro Poetico Multi-Cultural Poetry Reading, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., 5-7 p.m.

Monday, April 8

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

Gypsy Jazz Jam, Takoma Park VFW, 6420 Orchard Ave. 7-10 p.m.

Action Committee for Transit meeting, “What’s the Future of the Bus?” Silver Spring Civic Building, 7:30-9 p.m.

Wednesday, April 10

Elder Law Day, Monday, April 15, Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., 10 a.m.-2:15 p.m., call 240.777.8085 by April 10 to reserve appointment/lunch

Fake News—And How to Spot It!, Silver Spring Civic Building, 2-3:30 p.m., RSVP

Thursday, April 11

Online Chat with County Executive Marc Elrich, noon-1 pm.

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

Vintage Movie Night With Richard Hall: Films About Food And Nutrition, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Friday, April 12

Difference Makers & Small Things Matter Silent Auction, Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd., 6:30-8 p.m.

PechaKucha Volume 16: … Baby One More Time, Silver Spring Civic Building, $15-$25, 7-9:30 p.m.

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

Illustration from FiveStone Church

Upcoming Events, April 5-12

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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, April 5-12