Illustration from FiveStone Church

Wednesday, Dec. 14

Community Dinner, Saint Luke Lutheran Church and School, 9100 Colesville Rd., free, 6:30 p.m.

Finnish Music Concert with Merja Soria and poetry recitations (with written translations) by Seija Kaarina Cleverley, Washington Revels Studio Space, 531 Dale Drive, Tickets—Online: $16 for adults, $10 for youth. At door: $18 for adults, $12 for youth, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 15

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

Winter Solstice Celebration with the Foggy Bottom Morris Men, Gazebo, 7035 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, 6 p.m. and Takoma Park Library, 7500 Maple Ave., 8:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 16

Long Branch Recreation Center Annual Holiday Concert & Dinner, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., 6:30 p.m.

Nutcracker Dreams, Presented by Akhmedova Ballet Academy, Montgomery College’s Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave., 7:30 p.m. Tickets—Adults: $20, Students and Seniors: $15, Group 10+: $10

Saturday, Dec. 17

Takoma Cocoa Crawl, various locations, Takoma Park, 3-5 p.m.

Community Carol Sing-Along, Takoma Park SDA Church, 6951 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, 5-6 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 18

Pop Up Local Artisan Market, Denizen’s Brewery Lower Taproom, 1115 East-West Highway, noon-4 p.m.

Holiday Brass and Sing-Along, Young Takoma Concert Series, Gazebo, 7035 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, 1-3 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 19

2016 Team USA Olympians, celebrating local Olympians, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veteran’s Place, 7 p.m.

Silver Spring Library Advisory Committee meeting, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 3rd Floor, Meeting Room 1, 7:30 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.
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