Friday, Oct. 25

DC Blues Society 4th Friday Happy Hour, Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave., 6:30–9:30 p.m.

Dong Xi World Music Concert, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., 8–9:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 26

Techniques of Medical Illustration: Pen & Ink, National Museum of Health and Medicine, 2500 Linden Lane, 10 a.m.–noon

Humane Rescue Alliance Adoption Event!, Go Brent Offices, 914 Silver Spring Ave., 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Montgomery County Police, 3rd District, 1002 Milestone Dr., Takoma Park Police Department, 7500 Maple Ave., 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Beacon Market, 1200 East–West Highway, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

No Waste, Big Taste: A Rescued Food Cooking Competition, Farmers Market, Elllsworth Drive, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Society for the Preservation of Beers from the Wood Cask Crawl, Downtown Silver Spring Breweries, noon–4:30 p.m.

Guided Tour of National Park Seminary, 9615 Dewitt Dr., $5, 1–3 p.m.

Monster Bash, Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd., 1–5 p.m.

Silver Spring Craft Market, Astro Lab Brewing, 8216 Georgia Ave., 1–6 p.m.

Loneliness and Belonging,” Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Ave., donations accepted, 1:30–3 p.m.

Puppy Costume Contest, Silver Branch Brewing Co., 8401 Colesville Rd., 3–5 p.m.

Silver Spring Zombie Walk, Denizens Brewing Co., 1115 East–West Highway, pre–party 6 p.m., walk 9 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 27

Halloween Pet Photos, Big Bad Woof, 6960 Maple Ave., N.W., $35, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Gandhi Brigade Youth Media Youth Fall Fest, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 1:30–4:30 p.m.

Montgomery Symphony Orchestra: Deconstructing the Orchestra with Berlioz, Sligo Seventh Day Adventist Church, 7700 Carroll Ave., 3–5 p.m.

Yappy Hour, Republic, 6939 Laurel Ave., 3–5 p.m.

Dia de los Muertos benefit for Mom’s Demand Action, Cielo Rojo, 7056 Carroll Ave., 3–8 p.m.

Manuel Barrueco In Concert, Cultural Arts Center at Montgomery College, 7995 Georgia Ave., Adult: $50–$65, Student: $25–$32.50, under 18: Free with the purchase of an adult ticket, 4–5:30 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 28

Online Chat with County Executive Marc Elrich, 2–3 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct 30

Crossroads Farmers Market *Spooktacular*, Anne Street and University Boulevard East, 11 .m.–3 p.m.

County Operating Budget Forum, Silver Spring Civic Building, 7–8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 31

Halloween

Mini Voyageurs, Washington Revels, 531 Dale Dr., 10:30–11:30 a.m.

Trunk or Treat, Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd., 6–7:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 1

The Takoma Sessions: Fall Concert Series, Tonal Park, 7014–C Westmoreland Ave., $12–$28, 7–9:30 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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