Illustration from FiveStone Church

Wednesday, October 4

Walk to School Day

National Coffee with a Cop Day, Kaldi’s Social House, 918 Silver Spring Ave., 7-10 a.m.

Homelessness in Long Branch, Long Branch Business Association, El Golfo Restaurant, 8739 Flower Ave., 10 a.m.

Rummikub Tournament, Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., 1-4 p.m.

Reform on Tap Town Hall with Comptroller Peter Franchot, Denizens Brewing Co., 1115 East-West Highway, 5:30 p.m.

Silver Spring African American Book Group discussion, “Cutting for Stone: a novel” by Abraham Verghese, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave. 3rd Floor, 6:30-8 p.m.

Former Silver Spring Library Site: RFP Presentation by Two Finalists, Silver Spring Civic Building, 7 p.m.

“A Waterway to 2025: Restoring Natural Systems in the Anacostia River Watershed,” with Jorge Bogantes Montero, Natural Resources Specialist at the Anacostia Watershed Society, Silver Spring United Methodist Church, 8900 Georgia Ave., 7:30-9 p.m.

Thursday, October 5

Montgomery County Procurement Forum, Silver Spring Civic Building, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Community Forum, Rise Silver Spring medical marijuana dispensary, Fenton Room, Silver Spring Civic Building, 7-8:30 p.m.

Friday, October 6

Yoga Book Club, UP Healing and Wellness, 8083 Georgia Ave., 2nd Floor, 7:30-9 p.m.

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

Vonya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $25, 8 p.m.

Saturday, October 7

Silver Spring Craft Market, Bump ‘n Grind, 1200 East-West Highway, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Intersectional Storytelling Get+Together, Kaldi’s Coffee House, 918 Silver Spring Ave., 2 p.m.

Silver Spring Time Bank Social Gathering with a Purpose, Koiner’s Farm, 737 Easley St., 2-5 p.m.

Vonya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $25, 8 p.m.

Sunday, October 8

Fenton Street Market, Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street, noon-6 p.m.

Vonya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $25, 2 p.m.

Monday, October 9

Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board monthly meeting, Silver Spring Civic Building, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, October 10

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

Home Fire Safety presentation, Takoma Park VFD, Fire Station Community Room, 7201 Carroll Ave., 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 11

“Crime Prevention Basics” seminar, 3rd Police Precinct, 1002 Milestone Dr., 7 p.m.

Immigration Reform: Gandhi Brigade Documentary Premiere and Community Conversation, Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College, 7995 Georgia Ave., 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 12

Silver Spring Transportation Management District Advisory Committee monthly meeting, Discovery Communications, 8 a.m.

Carpe Diem! Second Thursday Contra Dance, Silver Spring Civic Building, pricing varies, 7-10 p.m.

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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