Friday, March 8

Emmanuel Jal performance, Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College, 7995 Georgia Ave., 7-9 p.m.

Women’s Taproom Takeover Benefit for Community Bridges, Denizens Brewing Co., 1115 East-West Highway, 7-11 p.m.

Mardi Gras Ball! Free Local Music, Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave., 7 p.m.-midnight.

Carroll Café Presents Tret Fure!, Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St. N.W., $18-20, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

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

Saturday, March 9

Montgomery County Master Gardeners, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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

Annual Summer Open House, The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Carnival of the Animals, Montgomery Blair High School, 51 University Blvd. E., 1-4 p.m.

Tired of Being Tired? Workshop, Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Ave., donations accepted, 1:30-3 p.m.

The Culkin School of Traditional Irish Danceperformance, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 3 p.m.

Peter Pan and Friends on Ice, Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College, 7995 Georgia Ave., $10-$20, 3-4:30 p.m.

Girl Scouts Kid Karaoke Night, Takoma Presbyterian Church, 310 Tulip Ave., $10, 5:30-9 p.m.

Stand-Up Silver Spring! Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave., $18-$22, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 10

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

Monday, March 11

Silver Spring Timebank New Member Orientation, Easley Room, Silver Spring Towers, 816 Easley St., 7:15-8:45 p.m.

Tuesday, March 12

Silent Auction benefit for Sligo Creek Elementary School, Astrolab Brewing, 8216 Georgia Ave., 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Action Committee for Transit Meeting, “Why Land Use Matters for a Green New Deal,” Silver Spring Civic Building, 7:30-9 p.m.

Wednesday, March 13

Revels World Story Time, 531 Dale Dr., 10:30-11:30 a.m.

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

County Council Community Conversation on Racial Equity & Social Justice, Silver Spring Civic Building, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 14

Why Silver Spring is an AARP Top 10 Livable Community, Silver Spring Village Office, 8700 Georgia Ave., Suite 306, 10:30-11:30 a.m., RSVP

County Executive’s Online Chat, 1-2 p.m.

Book Discussion, “Olive Kitteridge” by Elizabeth Strout, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 2-3:30 p.m.

Women of the World” opening reception, Takoma Park Community Center, 7-8:30 p.m.

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

In the Executioner’s Shadow” documentary screening, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Friday, March 15

Montgomery Parks Speakers Series, “The Case For Open Space,” 8787 Georgia Ave., noon-2 p.m., RSVP by 3/12 for lunch

“Titanic” opening night, The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $20, 8 p.m.

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

Illustration from FiveStone Church

Upcoming Events, March 8-15

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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, March 8-15