Illustration from FiveStone Church

Thursday, Sept. 6

Silver Spring-Takoma Park Restaurant Week continues, various locations through Sept. 9

Citizen Heroes: Local Activists Share Their Stories, Silver Spring Civic Building, 7 p.m.

Picturing the Chesapeake Lecture with Mark Hendricks, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., 7:30-9 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 7

Lunch with Mayor Kate Stewart in The Crossroads, El Marinero Comida Latina & Grill, noon

Child & Teen Auditions for the 2018 Christmas Revels begin, 531 Dale Dr., 5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 8

Teddy Bear Clinic, National Museum of Health & Medicine, 2500 Linden Lane, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Takoma Park’s 10th Annual Play Day, Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

U.S. Chess Center Grand Opening, various Silver Spring locations, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Back to School Bash/Community Picnic, Shepherd Park Christian Church, 7900 Eastern Ave., N.W., noon-5 p.m.

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

Silver Spring Jazz Festival, Veterans Plaza, 3:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Comedy as a Second Language, Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave., $15-$20, 8 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 10

Acrylic Painting Workshop for Adults begins, CREATE Arts Center, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $150 for four sessions, 7-9 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 11

2nd Session: Stem Robotics After-School for Children, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 7-8 p.m.

Science Center Design Charette Building Form (continued), Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, 7995 Georgia Ave, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 12

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

Thursday, Sept. 13

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.

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, Sept. 5-13