Perfect Weather, Great Entertainer Highlight Jazz Festival

One perfect weather day. Two stages. Seven performing groups. Seven hours of music. And several thousand fans. Grammy-winning Arturo Sandoval headlined the annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival Sunday. He showed he’s a multi-instrumental master and a great entertainer as well.

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Upcoming Events, Aug. 23-30

As summer winds down, the highlight of this week’s events is Saturday’s jazz festival in Silver Spring. Music lovers can also find live bands at Sligo Creek Golf Course tomorrow and next Friday, a blues happy hour the same night at the American Legion, a blues open mic on Tuesday and a Cajun jam Wednesday, both at the Takoma Park VFW. This weekend, there’s the annual tomato tasting contest at the Silver Spring Farmers Market, Grace Episcopal Church’s annual pig roast, and a comedy show Saturday night at the American Legion.

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Police Seek Help Identifying Armed Robbery Suspects

Montgomery County police detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify three suspects in an Aug. 3 armed robbery, according to a press release. The incident took place Sunday evening, and police responded at about 10:40 p.m. to the Spring Beer & Wine Store at 9330 Georgia Ave.

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Police Identify Mother of Abandoned Baby Found Near Sligo Creek

Montgomery County police have identified the mother of an abandoned newborn baby found Friday near Sligo Creek north of Dennis Avenue. The infant female was found naked in the woods after a man walking in the 10000 block of Tenbrook Drive heard a baby crying, found the child and called 911.

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Workshop Scheduled for Aspiring Comedians

Aspiring comedians can learn how to hone their routines during a workshop sponsored by Improbable Comedy, according to an announcement from producer Kim Levone. Standup comedian Sara Armour, who started in the business in Washington, D.C. in 2011, will lead the three-hour workshop. The workshop will be held on Sunday, Aug. 25 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41 at 905 Sligo Ave.

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Locavino Opening to Feature Wine Tastings, Special Drafts, Full Menu

Locavino’s grand opening celebration this weekend will feature wine tastings, special draft beers from local breweries and a full menu, according to co-owners Jarrod Jabre and Justin Wallace. For the grand opening, Locavino will be open Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and they expect to be open on Sunday from 11 a.m. past the normal 9 p.m. closing.

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Upcoming Events, Aug. 16-23

This week, residents can have lunch tomorrow with Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart. Live music continues on Friday nights at Sligo Creek Golf Course, along with the DC Blues Society Happy Hour on Aug. 23. “The Little Mermaid” is showing on Sonny’s Green tomorrow night, the grand opening of a public piano in Takoma Park on Sunday, and there’s a discussion of death and dying issues at the Silver Spring Library on Wednesday.

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