Illustration from FiveStone Church

Wednesday, Feb. 8

Poetry Adventure with poet JoAnne Growney, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veteran’s Plaza, 2 p.m.

Action in Montgomery meeting, Silver Spring United Methodist Church, 8900 Georgia Ave., 7-9 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 9

Silver Spring Contra Dance, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veteran’s Plaza, 7:30-10 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 10

Books and Basketball, Takoma Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd., 6-9 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 11

Lane Closures, all SB and one NB lane of Colesville Rd. will be closed for work related to the United Therapeutics project, 12:01 a.m. through 12:01 a.m. Monday

Takoma Middle School Book Sale, Takoma Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd., 9 a.m.-noon

Open House, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 East-West Highway, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

X-Treme Biking Pump Track Pop-up, Argyle Local Park, 1030 Forest Glen Rd., 10 a.m.-noon

Author Janet Willen, “Five Thousand Years of Slavery,” Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 2 p.m.

Faculty Concert, Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College, 7995 Georgia Ave., 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 12

7th Annual Midwinter Play Day, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, 1-4 p.m.

Winter Blues Game Night, Third Space Wellness, 8001 Kennett St., 6:30-8:30 p.m., $5

Monday, Feb. 13

Conversation with Dr. Atul Gawande, author, “Being Mortal,” Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 4:30-6:30 p.m., RSVP required

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

Tuesday, Feb. 14

Action Committee for Transit meeting, “Anatomy of Montgomery County’s Housing Shortage,” Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veteran’s Plaza, 7:30-9 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 15

Meredith Sheperd of Love and Carrots, “Edible Landscaping in Small Spaces,” 7328 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 16

Author Iris Krasnow, “Finding Purpose and Passion at Every Stage and Age,” Easter Seals Regional Headquarters, 1420 Spring St., 2 p.m. RSVP required

Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Committee meeting, Silver Spring Fire Station, 8110 Georgia Ave., 3rd floor, 3:30 p.m.

Upcoming Events Feb. 8-16

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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 Feb. 8-16