Illustration from FiveStone Church

Wednesday, Dec. 7

5 Percent Day benefit for Gandhi Brigade Youth Media, Whole Foods Market, 833 Wayne Ave., 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Closing Reception for “Living Well: Plants that Nourish & Heal” exhibit, Betty Kramer, Gallery and Music Room, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veteran’s Place, 6 p.m.

State Senate candidate vote, Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee, Silver Spring Civic Center, 1 Veteran’s Place, 7 p.m.

Discover Long Branch 5K ceremony, El Golfo Restaurant, 8739 Flower Ave., 7 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 8

Silver Spring Transportation Management District Advisory Committee, Discovery Communications, 1 Discovery Place, 8 a.m., must RSVP.

Montgomery Planning Board meeting, 8787 Georgia Ave., 9 a.m.

Montgomery Parks Recess Pop Up, Acorn Urban Park, 8060 Newell St., 3-5 p.m.

Renters Alliance Fundraiser, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veteran’s Place, 6 p.m.

Vintage Movie Night with Richard Hall, 7500 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 9

Montgomery Parks Pump Track pop-up, 8825 Piney Branch Road, Takoma Park, 3-5 p.m.

Docs in Progress Holiday Party and Fundraiser, 8700 First Ave., $25 donation suggested, 6-10 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 10

11th Annual Holiday Art Sale, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, 10 a.m-4 p.m.

Cedar Avenue Artists Holiday Art Sale, 7209 Cedar Ave., Takoma Park, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Progress Place ribbon cutting, 8106 Georgia Ave., 10:30 a.m.

11th Annual Feed the Homeless holiday dinner, United Methodist Church, 8900 Georgia Ave., 2-5 p.m.

Holiday Movie Night, The Nature Lab, 7003 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, 6-8 p.m.

An Evening Of Smooth Jazz Featuring Minus 2, benefit for the Montgomery County Alliance Of Black School Educators, $20, Montgomery Blair High School, 51 University Blvd. East, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 11

Fenton Street Market Holidaze, Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Rd., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cedar Avenue Artists Holiday Art Sale, 7209 Cedar Ave., Takoma Park, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Holiday Open House and Art Sale, Create Arts Center, 816 Thayer Ave., noon-4 p.m.

Takoma Park Book Fair, Roscoe’s Pizzeria, 7040 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, 2:30-5 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 12

Town Hall on Follow Up of Police and Community Relations, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veteran’s Place, 7 p.m.

Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board meeting, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veteran’s Place, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 13

Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee meeting, Silver Spring Blackbox Theater, 8641 Colesville Rd., 7 p.m.

“Making Montgomery Walkable,” Action Committee for Transit meeting, Fenton Room, Silver Spring Civic Building 1 Veteran’s Place, 7:30-9 p.m.

Upcoming Events Dec. 7-13

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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 Dec. 7-13