Wednesday, Dec. 5

Takoma Park Police Winter Coat Drive underway, drop-off at 7500 Maple Ave., ends 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14.

Josiah Henson Park & Museum Talk, Holy Cross Senior Source, 8580 Second Ave., 1-3 p.m.

Art Journaling for Stress Reduction (first session), CREATE Arts Center, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $90, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 6

Jump Start Family Fun Night Out with The Jelly Roll Mortals!, El Golfo Restaurant, 8739 Flower Ave., $5, 5:45 and 6:45 p.m.

“Celebrate the Solstice” Collage Workshop, CREATE Arts Center, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $50, 7-9 p.m.

Building Community Celebration with Montgomery Renters Alliance, Mi Rancho, 8701 Ramsey Ave., Free-$175, 7-9 p.m.

At the Intersection of Race, Sports & Law Lecture, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., 7:30-9 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 7

Long Branch Holiday Night Out and Concert, Long Branch Community Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., 6-10 p.m.

Live Local Music, Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave., 7 p.m.-midnight

Karen Collins and the Backroads Band, “Hell’s Bottom,” Takoma Park VFW, 6420 Orchard Ave., $10, 8-11 p.m.

Opening Night, “Peter and the Starcatcher,” The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $20, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 8

Holiday Art Sale, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Kittner Studio Holiday Pop-up, 7056 Carroll Ave., 2nd Floor, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Escape Room! Brought to you by Big Escape Rooms of Silver Spring, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wynve Ave., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Cedar Avenue Artists Holiday Show, 7209 Cedar Ave., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Silver Spring Arts & Crafts Holiday Fair and Christmas Market, Veterans Plaza, noon-4 p.m.

10th Annual Elaine Robnett Moore Holiday Studio Show/Guest Batik Artist Yemisi Ajayi, 1001 Spring St., Suite 706, noon-6 p.m.

A Fistful of Honey,” author talk with Malena Crawford, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 3:30-5 p.m.

Stand Up Silver Spring, Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave., $10-$15-$20, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 9

Cedar Avenue Artists Holiday Show, 7209 Cedar Ave., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Silver Spring Pop-up Craft Market, Denizens Brewing Co., 1115 East-West Highway, noon-3 p.m.

DC Arts StudiosHoliday Open House, 6925 Willow St., N.W., noon-5 p.m.

10th Annual Elaine Robnett Moore Holiday Studio Show/Guest Batik Artist Yemisi Ajayi, 1001 Spring St., Suite 706, noon-6 p.m.

Historic Takoma Annual Holiday Party, 7328 Carroll Ave. 1-4 p.m.

Silver Spring Time Bank Holiday Gift Wrap Pop-Up, Loyalty Books, 931 Ellsworth Dr., 2-6 p.m.

Pottery Ornament & Trinkets Workshop (first session), CREATE Arts Center, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $100, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 11

STEM Robotics After-School Workshop, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 7-8 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 13

Watercolor on Yupo: Discover the Power of Abstract Art, CREATE Arts Center, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $55, 7-9 p.m.

Carpe Diem Silver Spring Dance, Silver Spring Civic Building, $5-$10, 7-10 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.
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