Illustration from FiveStone Church

Wednesday, Feb. 1

FeBREWary Beer Tasting, Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel, 8777 Georgia Ave., 6-11 p.m.

Silver Spring African American Book Discussion, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 6-8:30 p.m.

Public Presentation, Redevelopment of Park and Planning Headquarters Property, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veteran’s Plaza, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 4

Jazz Jam, Levine Music, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 1-3 p.m.

Takoma Park: Sanctuary City — Then & Now, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, 3 p.m.

Chinese New Year Celebration, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 1:45-3:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 5

Leo’s Run/Walk 5K benefit, East Silver Spring Elementary School, 631 Silver Spring Ave., 9 a.m.

Resist, Retreat, Resign? A Workshop for Federal Employees, 7328 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, 1-3:30 p.m.

Friends of Sligo Creek Woody Plant ID Walk, parking lot along Sligo Creek Parkway, just south of the golf course & Dallas Ave., 2 p.m.

A Cuba Conversation, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, 4 p.m.

Memorial Scatter Garden meeting, 7328 Carroll Ave. Takoma Park, 4-5:30 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 6

Long Branch Business League meeting, El Golfo Restaurant, 8739 Flower Ave.,
10 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 7

Long Branch-Wayne Local Park community meeting, Long Branch Community Recreation Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 8

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

Thursday, Feb. 9

Silver Spring Contra Dance, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veteran’s Plaza, 7:30-10 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.
Upcoming Events Feb. 1-9