Illustration from FiveStone Church

Wednesday, Sept. 12

Summer Drum Circle, Gazebo, 7035 Carroll Ave., donations requested, 7-9 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 13

Silver Spring Transportation Management District meeting, Discovery Building, 8 a.m. RSVP

Virtual Town Hall with County Executive Ike Leggett, 1-2 p.m.

Revels After-School Workshop (Grades 4-6), 531 Dale Dr., 4:30-6 p.m.

Metropolis Art Exhibition Opening Reception, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., 7-8:30 p.m.

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, CREATE Arts Center, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $50, 7-9 p.m.

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

Vintage Movie Night: Films About U.S. Constitution & Government, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 14

Revels After-School Workshops (Grades PreK-1) begin, 531 Dale Dr., 4:15-5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 15

Takoma Park Community Clean-up Day (weather permitting), several locations, 10 a.m.-noon

Ethiopia Day and Coffee Ceremony, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 11:30-2:30 p.m.

Beginner String Orchestra Sign-up, Levine Music, 900 Wayne Ave., 1:30-3:30 p.m.

The Southern Harmony, Singer’s Glen, 9819 Capitol View Ave., donations requested, 4-6 p.m.

2018 D.C. Blues Society Blues Showdown, Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave., $12-$18, 6-11 p.m.

Fiesta Boricua, Silver Spring Civic Building, 6-11 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 16

40th Takoma Park Folk Festival, Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd., 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Pottery: Woven Bowls (workshop for adults) begins, CREATE Arts Center, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $135, 6-8:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 17

Revels After-School Workshops (grade 2-3) begin, 531 Dale Dr., 4:15-5 p.m.

Community Meeting, Forest Glen/Montgomery Hills Economic Study, 8787 Georgia Ave. 6-8 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 19

Afternoon Movie: “The Spy Who Came in From the Cold,” Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave. 3:30 p.m. (book club discussion at 2 p.m.)

Thursday, Sept. 20

Silver Spring Urban District Advisory meeting, 8110 Georgia Ave., 3rd Floor, 3:30 p.m.

Collage Landscapes Workshop for Adults, CREATE Arts Center, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $50, 7-9 p.m.

Go Slow Zone on Wayne:  A Public Safety Proposal for the Purple Line, Silver Spring Civic Building, 7:30-9 p.m.

Third Thursday Poetry Reading, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple St., 7:30-9 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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