Friday, April 12

Difference Makers & Small Things Matter Silent Auction, Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd., 6:30-8 p.m.

PechaKucha Volume 16: … Baby One More Time, Silver Spring Civic Building, $15-$25, 7-9:30 p.m.

Improv Comedy Night, The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $11, 8-9:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 13

Sweep the Creek, Section 5, Sligo Creek between Colesville Rd. & Wayne Ave., Meet in the parking lot across from 9115 Sligo Creek Parkway, 9-11 a.m.

Earth Day Cleanup, Long Branch Community Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., 9 a.m.-noon

 “A Sundown Suburb in the Capital’s Gateway: History of Racial Segregation in Silver Spring,” David S. Rotenstein, Ph.D., Coffield Community Center, 2nd Floor, 2450 Lyttonsville Rd., 11 a.m.

Learn to Mediate Workshop, Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Ave., donations accepted, 11 a.m.-noon

Lilo Gonzalez Sings for a Better World, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 11 a.m.-noon

2nd Saturdays Music Fest, Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave., 7-11:50 p.m.

Trio Sefardi CD Release Concert, Carroll Café (Seekers Church), 276 Carroll St. N.W., $18-$20, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 14

Sweep the Creek, Section 4, Sligo Creek between Wayne Ave. & Piney Branch Rd., meet at Sligo Creek parking lot by the tennis courts closest to Piney Branch Rd., 1-3 p.m.

UniFEST, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1-6 p.m

Artist Talk for Topography, DC Arts Studio, 6925 Willow St. N.W., 2-3 p.m.

Financial Learning Workshop: All About Budgeting, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 3-4:30 p.m.

Monday, April 15

Tax Day

“Hold Fast” screening, benefit for First Descents, AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd., $25, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 16

Comeback Careers: Reentering the Workforce, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 7-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 17

Crossroads Farmers Market Opening Day!, Anne St. and University Blvd. East, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Afternoon Movie: Moby Dick, Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., 3 p.m.

Flower Avenue House Concert, Banner Arts, 7502 Flower Ave., $20, 8-10 p.m.

Thursday, April 18

Silver Spring Village Hand and Line Dance Festival, Silver Spring Civic Building, 3-5 p.m.RSVP

DC Shiba Inu Rescue Yappy Hour, Denizens Brewing Co., 1115 East-West Highway, 6-9 p.m.

How to Get Along With Difficult People, Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Ave., donations accepted, 6:30-8 p.m.

Sayings of Jesus” concert, The Well Community Church, 8900 Colesville Rd., 7-8:30 p.m.

3rd Thursday Poetry Reading, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., 7:30-9 p.m.

Friday, April 19

Improv Comedy Night, The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $11, 8-9:30 p.m.

Illustration from FiveStone Church

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, April 12-19