Illustration from FiveStone Church

Wednesday, July 4

Fourth of July Holiday

Takoma Park Independence Day Celebration, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Freedom Fest, Republic, 6939 Laurel Ave., $5/ticket, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Independence Day Tour at the Medical Museum, National Museum of Health and Medicine, 2500 Linden Lane, 1-2 p.m.

Thursday, July 5

MoCo’s Got Talent, Veterans Plaza, 7-9 p.m.

Sunday, July 8

Arts & Crafts Summer Fair, Veterans Plaza, 2-8 p.m.

Wednesday, July 11

Jazz Jam, Levine Music, 900 Wayne Ave., 2nd Floor, 7-9 p.m.

Summer Drum Circle, Gazebo, 7035 Carroll Ave., Donations requested, 7-9 p.m.

Thursday, July 12

Kanopy Film Screenings—“Antarctic: A Year on Ice,” Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 6-7:30 p.m.

Citizens Against Beltway Expansion planning meeting, Indian Springs Recreational Center, 9717 Lawndale Dr. 7 p.m.

Animals Altered Art Exhibition Opening Reception, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., 7 p.m.

Gary and the Groove, Veterans Plaza, 7-9 p.m.

Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting: Acrylics, CREATE Arts Center, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $45, 7-9 p.m.

Carpe Diem! Second Thursday Contra Dance, Silver Spring Civic Building, $5-$10, 7-10 p.m.

Upcoming Events July 4-12