Wednesday, Oct. 24

Montgomery County Council’s Youth Town Hall, County Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, 7-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 25

Early Voting for General Election begins, various locations, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. through Nov. 1.

Youth Voice Workshop, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1:30-4 p.m.

Building Brighter Communities, Denizens Brewing Co., 1115 East-West Highway, 6-8 p.m.

Benefit Screening “The S Word,” documentary on suicide survivors, AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., $5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Purple Line Community Advisory Team meeting, Silver Spring Downtown & Wayne Avenue Area, Sligo Creek Elementary School cafeteria, 500 Schuyler Rd., 7-8:30 p.m.

Renters Alliance Tenant Information Seminar, Silver Spring Civic Building, 7-9 p.m.

Pottery: Leaf Bowls & Trays (Workshop For Adults), CREATE Arts Center, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $120, 7-9 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 26

Lunch with the Mayor, Tiffin, 1341 University Blvd. E., noon-1 p.m.

WOWD Week 2018 Open Studio, 7014-B Westmoreland Ave., 2-4 p.m.

Screening, “American Feud: A History of Conservatives and Liberals,” Silver Spring Civic Building, potluck 6 p.m., film 7 p.m., RSVP

Kids Euro Festival – LATVIA: “United in Music,” Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave., 7-8 p.m.

Halloween Haunted House, Long Branch Community Recreation Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., 7-10 p.m.

Latin Music Concert, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., 7:30-9 p.m.

“The Glass Menagerie,” opening night, Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave., $10 & $15, 8 p.m.

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

Saturday, Oct. 27

Takoma/Langley Crossroads Clean Up Day, meet at 6900 New Hampshire Ave., 9-10:30 a.m.

First-Time Homebuyer Seminar, Silver Spring Civic Building, 10-11:30 a.m.

Sketching at the Medical Museum—Bones, National Museum of Health and Medicine, 2500 Linden Lane, 10 a.m.-noon.

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day—Silver Spring: MCP 3rd District Station, 1001 Milestone Dr. &

Fire Station 1/3rd District Central Business District Satellite Station, 8110 Georgia Ave.,

Takoma Park Police at Takoma Park City Building Lobby, 7500 Maple Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Friends of the Library, Silver Spring Chapter, Book Drive & Curbside Drop-off, 900 Wayne Ave., 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Workshop on Self-Compassion, Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Ave., donations accepted, 1:30-3 p.m.

Spooky Stand-Up, Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave., $16 advance, $20 door, 7-8:30 p.m.

Silver Spring Zombie Walk, 6 p.m. Kickoff Party at Denizens Brewing Co., 1115 East-West Highway, Walk at 9 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 28

Alfaro Memorial Blood Drive, MCFRS Station 16’s Engine Room, 111 University Blvd. E., 8:15 a.m.-2 p.m.

Silver Spring Crafts, Desserts & Sweets Fair, Veterans Plaza, noon-5 p.m.

Kids Euro Festival–SLOVENIA: “PODLASICA” (English: “WEASEL”), Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave., 1 p.m.

Kids Euro Festival—DENMARK: “Skammerens Datter,” (English: “The Shamer’s Daughter”), Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave., 3 p.m.

Yappy Hour at Republic, 6939 Carroll Ave., 3-5 p.m.

Kids Euro Festival–CROATIA: “Duh U Močvari” (English: “The Ghost In The Swamp”), Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave., 5 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 29

IMPACT Silver Spring Film and Discussion, “America to Me,” 8807 Colesville Rd., Lower Level, 6-8:30 p.m.

Maryland STEM Festival 2018 opening, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 7 p.m.

Public Meeting, Expansion of Dockless Bike Program and Allowing e-Bikes & Scooters, M-NCPPC Auditorium, 8787 Georgia Ave. 7-8:30 p.m.

County Executive’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts & Humanities, Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave., 7-9 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 31

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

Spooky Movie Marathon, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Crossroads Network Market Spooktacular, Anne Street & University Boulevard, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Maryland STEM Festival 2018, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 7 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 1

Last Day of Early Voting for General Election, various locations, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Carpe Diem Jump Start Family Fun Night Out!, El Golfo Restaurant, 8739 Flower Ave., Adults $5, 5:45-7:15 p.m.

Adult Student Recital, Levine Music, 900 Wayne Ave., 7-9 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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