Friday, Feb. 1

Yoga for the Animals benefit for Compassion Over Killing, UP — Healing, Wellness, Adventure, 8083 Georgia Ave., 2ndFloor, minimum donation $25, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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

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

Saturday, Feb. 2

B&O Railroad Station Open House, 8100 Georgia Ave., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Chinese New Year Celebration: Lion Dance, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 10:30 a.m.

Annual Mid-Winter Folk Festival, Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd., ticket price varies, noon-10:30 p.m.

Washington Revels Maritime Voices, Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd., ticket price varies, 1:45-2:45 p.m.

Show Me Your Kitties, benefit show for Feline Rescue Association, VFW Post 350 “Hells Bottom,” 6420 Orchard Ave., 2-11 p.m.

Garage Rock Night!, Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave., 8 p.m.-midnight

Sunday, Feb. 3

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

Mixed Media Nature Painting, CREATE Arts Center, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $60, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

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

Come As You Are” Meditation, UP – Healing, Wellness, Adventure, 8083 Georgia Ave., 2ndFloor, donations accepted, 5:30-7 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 4

Lunar New Year Scavenger Hunt, Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (also held each day this week)

Art & Mindfulness: Collage, CREATE Arts Center, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $50, 7-9 p.m.

Bluegrass Jam, VFW Post 350 “Hells Bottom,” 6420 Orchard Ave., 7-10 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

Pet Loss Support Group, The Big Bad Woof, 6960 Maple St. N.W., 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Classical Music Black History Month School Benefit, Busboys and Poets, 235 Carroll St., $50, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 7

Josiah Henson: The Man Beyond the Myth, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple St., 7:30-9 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 8

World Central Kitchen Dinner, Montgomery Blair High School, 51 University Blvd. E.,6:30-8 p.m.

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

Bobby Smith Band, VFW Post 350 “Hells Bottom,” 6420 Orchard Ave., 8-11 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.
Upcoming Events, Feb. 1-8