Friday, Feb. 22

Green Matters Symposium from Montgomery Parks, Silver Spring Civic Building, $85-$99, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

D.C. Blues Society’s 4th Friday Happy Hour, Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41, 905 sligo Ave. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Pechakucha Volume 15: The Edge Of Reality, Silver Spring Civic Building, $25, 7-9:30 p.m.

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

Bold Deceivers, VFW Post 350 “Hells Bottom,” 6420 Orchard Ave., 8-11 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 23

Mime Mark Jaster, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 10:30-11:30 a.m.

From Burnout to Balance, Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Ave., donations accepted, 1:30-3 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 24

Early Childhood Services “Champions for Children,” child care expo, Silver Spring Civic Building, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Artist Talk: “A Cold Blast From The Past,” Historic Takoma, 7328 Carroll Ave., 2-4 p.m.

“The Impact of Enslavement and Colonialism on Jamaica’s Political Culture,” Silver Spring Civic Building, 4-7 p.m.

The Acoustic Guitar Project concert, Allyworld, 7014-C Westmoreland Ave.,  $15+service, charge, 5-7 p.m.

Come As You Are” Meditation, UP – Healing, Wellness, Adventure, 8083 Georgia Ave., 2nd Floor, donations accepted, 5:30-7 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 25

POSTPONED from Feb. 20: Lyttonsville Design Guidelines Public Open House,Coffield Community Center, 2450 Lyttonsville Rd., 2:30–7:30 p.m.

Bus Rapid Transit Program Update, Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board Transportation, Energy and Environment Committee, Silver Spring Civic Building, 7-9 p.m.

Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board Neighborhoods Committee meeting, Silver Spring Civic Building, 7-9 p.m.

Gypsy Jazz, VFW Post 350 “Hells Bottom,” 6420 Orchard Ave., 7-10 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb, 26

 “Championing Inclusion in the Outdoors,” Montgomery Parks Speaker Series, 8787 Georgia Ave., noon-2 p.m., pre-register for lunch.

Minimally Invasive Cardiology in the 21st Century, National Museum of Health and Medicine, 2500 Linden Lane, 6-7 p.m.

A Kojo Roadshow on School Diversity in Montgomery County, Silver Spring Civic Building, 6-8 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 27

Revels World Story Time, 531 Dale Dr., 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Thursday, Feb. 28

School Segregation in Montgomery County, Takoma Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 6810 Easter Ave., N.W., noon-2 p.m.

Personal Power Workshop for Tween & Teen Girls, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 4-6:30 p.m.

Friday, March 1

Bud Skelton Band & Jam, Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave. 7 p.m.-midnight.

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.
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