Friday, Jan. 25

Montgomery Parks Speakers Series, “Engaging Diverse Audiences in Parks and Outdoor Recreation,” 8787 Georgia Ave., noon-2 p.m., RSVP

The Magnificent Ten, An Art Show in Multiple Media Reception, Back Wall Gallery at Things From Egypt and Beyond, 7002 Carroll Ave., 5-7 p.m.

Night of 1,000 Fridas, Various Locations in Takoma Park, 5 p.m.-midnight

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

Jazz Jam, Levine Music, 900 Wayne Ave., 7-9 p.m.

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

Saturday, Jan. 26

Silver Spring Village presentation, “The Challenges of Growing Old in Ethiopia,” Easter Seals Building, 1420 Spring St., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. RSVP

FREEtique non-food items for furloughed workers, Shepherd Park Christian Church, 7900 Eastern Ave., N.W., noon-3 p.m. or by appointment.

Dare to Live, Act and Be Happy, Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Ave., Suite 101, donations accepted, 1:30-3 p.m.

Maryland Action on Global Climate Emergency, Piney Branch Elementary School, 7510 Maple Ave., 4-6 p.m.

How Are Stars Born?, Montgomery College Planetarium, 7600 Takoma Ave. 7-8 p.m.

Levine Presents: Women Who Paved the Way, Levine Music, 900 Wayne Ave., $25 GA, students and furloughed workers free, 7-9 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 27

FREEtique non-food items for furloughed workers, Shepherd Park Christian Church, 7900 Eastern Ave., N.W., noon-3 p.m. or by appointment.

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

Revels Pub Sing, McGinty’s Public House, 911 Ellsworth Dr., $10-$23, 7-9 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 28

Georgia Avenue & Montgomery Hills: How to Get From a 1955 Suburban Design to a 2020 Neighborhood Complete Street, Silver Spring Civic Building, 7-9 p.m.

Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board Committee meeting: Commercial and Economic Development, Silver Spring Civic Building, 7 p.m.

Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board Committee meeting: Neighborhoods, Takoma Park Municipal Building, 7500 Maple Ave., 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 29

POSTPONED: A Conversation with Launch Workplaces (formerly the Silver Spring Innovations Center), Silver Spring Civic Building, 7 p.m.

Milo Trio House Concert, Banner Arts, 7502 Flower Ave., $20, 8-10 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 30

Open Your Heart to a Nation of Peace, Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Ave., Suite 101, donations accepted, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 31

Rotary Club of Downtown Silver Spring Happy Hour, Eggspectation, 923 Ellsworth Dr., 6-8 p.m.

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.

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