Wednesday, Dec. 12

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

The History of Alcohol Policy in Montgomery County and Maryland, Astro Lab Brewing, 8216 Georgia Ave., 6-8 p.m.

Around the World Holiday Bazaar, Silver Spring Civic Building, 6-10 p.m.

Alice Stephens, discussion and signing of “Famous Adopted People,” Loyalty Bookstore, 931 Ellsworth Dr., 7 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 13

Caitlin Kunkel, discussion, “New Erotica for Feminists,” Loyalty Bookstore, 931 Ellsworth Dr., 7 p.m.

Watercolor on Yupo: Discover the Power of Abstract Art, CREATE Arts Center, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $55, 7-9 p.m.

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

Friday, Dec. 14          

Live Local Music, Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave., 7 p.m.-midnight

The Liberation,” documentary screening, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 15

Winterfest 2018: Arts and Craft Show, Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Santa’s Workshop and Holiday Fair, Coffield Community Center, 2450 Lyttonsville Rd., 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Africa Away From Home Vendor Pop-Up Shop, Loyalty Bookstore, 931 Ellsworth Dr., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Storytime with Santa, Loyalty Bookstore, 931 Ellsworth Dr., 1-2 p.m.

Takoma Park Book Fair, Busboys and Poets, 235 Carroll St. N.W., 2-5 p.m.

Takoma Cocoa Crawl, various locations, 3-5 p.m.

Book Sale & Signing, “Historic Theaters of Washington, D.C.,” AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Nutcracker Night” from Akhmedova Ballet Academy, Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave., $10-$20, 7-8:30 p.m.

Pachanga Navidena, Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave., $25-$30, 7-11 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 16

Author Storytime with Keosha Sath, Loyalty Bookstore, 931 Ellsworth Dr., 1-2 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 18

STEM After-School Program for Kids on Coding, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 7-8 p.m.

Martine Kalaw, discussion, “Illegal Among Us,” Loyalty Bookstore, 931 Ellsworth Dr., 7-8 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 19

Long Branch Book Discussion, “Toby’s Room,” Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., 2 p.m.

Homebirth Info Session, Vicino Ristorante Italiano, 959 Sligo Ave., 7-8:30 p.m. 

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Upcoming Events, Dec. 12-19

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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, Dec. 12-19