The Civil War’s Invalid Corps Film Screening

Takoma Park Community Center 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park

Please join us for this screening of a short documentary and a drama about the Invalid Corps, a group of Union soldiers disabled by battle wounds or disease who served honorably and defended the capital in 1864. "Invalid Corps" tells the moving true stories of these soldiers who were mocked as cripples and cowards. "Union" is an intimate drama about ... Read More

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Uniting US “Warrior Artists” Talk

Takoma Park Community Center 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park

In a celebration of Veterans Day, a group of "warrior artists" will speak about their many years of honorable military service, the hardships they have endured, and how creating art has helped them heal from past wounds of both body and spirit. The artist talk is part of the art exhibition now on display at the Community Center featuring more ... Read More

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SHORTS NIGHT Film Screening

Takoma Park Community Center 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park

Showcasing the talents of four local filmmakers, this screening of short films will feature a wide range of themes and a Q&A with the directors. In "Go Go, Boy!", a teenage boy escapes into his fantasy world where he dances to his own beat. "Sensei Fran Kicks Ass" tells the inspiring true story of octogenarian judo master Fran Vall. In ... Read More

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Takoma Park Holiday Art Sale

Takoma Park Community Center 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park

The Takoma Park Holiday Art Sale will return for its 15th year at the Takoma Park Community Center. The juried sale will feature 25 vendors selling a wide range of original art and crafts, including paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, clothing, toys, and more. Admission is free for this popular event. Don’t miss your chance to get your holiday shopping done ... Read More

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The Takoma Park Holiday Art Sale

Takoma Park Community Center 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park

The Takoma Park Holiday Art Sale will return for its 15th year at the Takoma Park Community Center. The juried sale will feature 25 vendors selling a wide range of original art and crafts, including paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, clothing, toys, and more. Admission is free for this popular event. Don’t miss your chance to get your holiday shopping done ... Read More

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Realm of the Real Art Exhibition Opening Reception

Takoma Park Community Center 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park

The Realm of the Real exhibition showcases the figurative artwork of three local artists who explore different aspects and interpretations of the human form, ranging from graceful dancers to historical figures to more abstract representations. The artists include Sarah Louise Hyde, Michael Hyman, and Michael G. Stewart. Stop by the Community Center on Thursday, April 28, to view the exhibition! ... Read More

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“Poetry of Migration” Poetry Reading

Takoma Park Community Center 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park

Three local poets who emigrated to the United States from Sri Lanka, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic will share their poetry and their experiences as strangers in a new land where they feel the contrasting tug between the forces of assimilation and their own cultural heritage. Indran Amirthanayagam will read his poems which focus on the experiences, dilemmas, and dreams ... Read More

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Vintage Movie Night: Cold War Revisited

Takoma Park Community Center 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park

As Russia’s war in Ukraine raises threats of nuclear war, memories of the Cold War and the dark shadows of worldwide nuclear annihilation are resurfacing. In his latest Vintage Movie Night film screening, archival film enthusiast Richard Hall will share his sampling of Cold War-era vintage classroom and propaganda films from the 1940s to the 1980s. This free screening includes ... Read More

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Unsung Heroes Art Exhibition

Takoma Park Community Center 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park

Local artist Renee Lachman is honoring underappreciated City of Takoma Park employees in a new series of paintings and charcoal drawings, including sanitation workers, gardeners, crossing guards, and library staff. “During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve celebrated the work of doctors, nurses, and firefighters. I wanted to highlight Takoma Park's other unsung heroes," Lachman said. The opening reception at the Takoma ... Read More

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