Illustration from FiveStone Church

Wednesday, Nov. 16

Benefit for Blair Crew rowing team, Middle East Cuisine, 7006 Carroll Ave., 4-9 p.m.

Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families, Inc. Celebration of Partnerships, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veteran’s Place, 5-7:30 p.m.

The Great Pacific Race 2018 Benefit Happy Hour, All Set Restaurant & Bar, 8630 Fenton St., 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Flutterby: Stories about Sound, Bump ‘n Grind, 1200 East-West Highway, 6-8 p.m.

Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop, Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St. NW, 7 p.m.

Creating a Children’s Garden: Growing Gardeners, Takoma Horticultural Club, 7328 Carroll Ave. 7:30-9 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 17

Musicalitea, Levine Music performance and reception, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 2nd Floor, 11 a.m.-noon.

Job and Career Assistance for Skilled Immigrants, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., Noon-1:30 p.m.

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

Benefit for the ACLU of the Nation’s Capital, Denizen’s Brewing Co., 1115 East-West Highway, 4-11 p.m.

Panel Discussion, “Our Own Refugee Crisis: Dilemmas and Solutions,” Montgomery College Takoma Park, Commons Building, CM 211, New York Ave. & Takoma Ave., 6-7:30 p.m.

Forum to Vet Candidates for District 20 Senate Seat, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veteran’s Place, 6:45-8:30 p.m.

Teen Writers’ Club, Ages 13-18, Silver Spring Library, Study Room 3-01, 3rd Floor, 900 Wayne Ave., 6:45-8 p.m.

Discussion, “The Power of Books” with author Bethanne Patrick, Silver Spring Library, 3rd Floor, 900 Wayne Ave., 7-8:30 p.m.

Adult Student Recital, Levine Music, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 2nd Floor, 7-9 p.m.

Third Thursday Poetry Reading, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 19

Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade, Ellsworth Dr. and Georgia Ave., 10 a.m.

Honors Program Recital, Levine Music, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 2nd Floor, 2-2:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 20

Northwood Chesapeake Bay Trail cleanup, meet at front entrance of Northwood High School, 1-4 p.m.

Cuba: A Jewish Musical Journey, benefit performance, ticket prices vary, Temple Shalom, 8401 Grubb Rd, 4 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 21

DMV Smackdown, cocktail competition to benefit Driven to Cure, $20, All Set Restaurant and Bar, 8630 Fenton St., 6:30 p.m.

Silver Spring Library Advisory Committee meeting, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 7:30-9 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 24

Thanksgiving, County Holiday Schedule

Upcoming Events Nov. 16-24