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ALERT: Please report all grafitti. DON'T assume someone else has 'called it in'. CALL 311. On-line HERE. @311MC311. Be 'eyes & ears' in our community! See it. Report it!

EARLY VOTING OCT. 23 - 0CT 30
The Civic Building is an "Early Voting Site"! More HERE

COUNTY WEB SITE
Great links to many County resources
and more!
HERE

RECENT NEWSLETTER WORTH CHECKING OUT

  • InfoShare (Park & Planning) HERE 
  • Downtown Silver Spring HERE
  • IMPACT Silver Spring HERE
  • Safe Silver Sping HERE
  • PaperLess Airplane HERE (Countywide news of note)
  • This Week in Old Takoma HERE

"TO DO" CALENDARS FOR SILVER SPRING

NEW!
Visit Montgomery (Countywide)
HERE

SilverSpringInc
HERE

Downtown Silver Spring
(Ellsworth Dr, by the Fountain)
HERE

Silver Spring A&E District
HERE

Know of other on-line community calendars specific to Silver Spring?
e-mail us HERE

DEVELOPMENT FINDER

NEW!
Map of proposed developments
HERE

EXTRA!

For Inquiring Minds
The Deliberative Democracy Consortium pulls together quite an impressive list of links to information on relevant issues from placemaking to inclusive engagement. See their latest HERE.

Buy Your Seat Today!
Takoma Park's reCYCLE Please Sit on the Art seats are available for sale!  Place your bid between now and October 31st, 2014 and you may take home a one-of-a-kind piece of art for your favorite outdoor spot... More HERE.



Early Voting begins TOMORROW (Thursday, October 23rd)
All the info you need to get ready to vote is HERE

  • Early Voting For the General Election: October 23 to October 30, 2014 (10am to 8pm) (The Civic Building is one of various sites where you can vote early!)

  • General Election: November 4, 2014 (7am to 8pm)

The League of Women Voters of Maryland is pleased to announce that the online version of the Voters' Guide, VOTE411.org is now live.

  • Please help spread the word. To see the questions that the League asked of the candidates (from Governor down through Board of Education) and their responses, simply go to www.vote411.org  Type in your address and click "Enter."  You will see the location of your polling place and a bar that says "Get personalized information on candidates and issues."  That will allow you to scroll through the responses from the candidates who will appear on the ballot in your precinct.  Candidates were allowed to include links to their websites, so after reading the responses to the League's questions, you can visit their websites for additional information.  As you scroll through the list of candidates, you may mark those you prefer - and at the end of the process you can print out a list of your selections that you can take to your polling place when you go to vote. This service is being provided for every county in Maryland, so we encourage you to forward this to all your friends in Maryland.




The Highwood Theatre presents "No Exit"

  • Highwood’s first professional production of the 2014-2015 season! Six Performances: October 30, November 1, 7 & 8 at 7:30 pm; November 2 & 9 at 2:00 pm at The Highwood Theatre in Downtown Silver Spring (on Silver Spring Ave.)... Please visit HERE for  ticket information.

Community Stories Festival November 12-15 in Silver Spring and Takoma Park

  • The 5th annual Community Stories Festival comes to Silver Spring and Takoma Park in mid-November. This film festival features short documentaries spotlighting people and places throughout Montgomery County seen through the lens of adults and youth in Docs In Progress adult video production classes and youth summer camps. Film topics this year range from ethnic eateries in Silver Spring to the Button Farm in Germantown to spotlights on different artists and arts organizations throughout the county. Following the screenings, there will be Q&A with the filmmakers and some of the people featured in the films.  All festival events are free thanks to the support of the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, the Maryland State Arts Council, the Maryland Film Office, the City of Takoma Park, the Takoma Foundation, and the William and Karen Tell Foundation.  Find out more HERE.



VACANCIES IN OUR B/C/Cs
(County Boards, Committees, and Commissions)

Applications due October 22
- Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board

Applications due October 24
- East County Citizens Advisory Board
- Victim Services Advisory Board

Applications due November 5
- Nominating Committee for Board of Trustees of Montgomery College

To apply and for more info go HERE.

KEY TO KEEP!

ADVISORY GROUPS
Schedule & Meeting Notice
Montgomery County has many "Boards, Committees, and Commissions" that provide opportunities for community members to participate in the civic discourse and provide advice to the elected local officials. These meetings are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Everyone is invited welcome to attend.  There are four Advisory Groups that are of particular relevance to the Silver Spring Regional Area. These include:

[] Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board - Meets 2nd Monday of each month*, 7:00 p.m. at the Civic Building (Committees meet 4th Monday of each month*. 7:00 p.m.) See HERE for more.

[] Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Committee - Meets 3rd Thursday of each month*, 3:30 p.m., at the Urban District Office (at the Fire Station.) See HERE for more.

[] Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment Advisory Committee - Meets 2nd Tuesday of every other month*, 7:00 p.m. at the Civic Building. See HERE for more.

[] Silver Spring Transportation Management District - Meets 2nd Thursday of each month*, 8:00 a.m., at the Discovery Communications Building. See HERE for more.

[] Silver Spring Youth Advisory Council- Meets every other Wednesday October through May*, 7:00 p.m., at the Civic Building/

(*Some months may change the exact date of the meetings due to Holidays. Details are usually provided far in advance through this e-blast.) {See HERE for complete list of all "B/C/C" in the County... See below for current vacancies. Application is open to all County residents.}

MORE ON OUR (B)LOG
We keep a 'running list' of pertinent items that appear in our e-Newsletter on our (b)log HERE. You'll find much more info - including many historical postings with a wealth of information (particularly for newcomers) in the (b)log.

KEY COUNCIL LINKS
(You may want to keep this list for future reference!)
Councilmembers
Public Participation
Public Hearing List
Current Agenda
Comm Agenda
Packets
Bills
Resolutions
Zoning
View Current Live Session
View Archives
Other

COMMUNITY ACCESS PILOT PROGRAM

Community Access Pilot Program for the Silver Spring Civic Building and Veterans Plaza
FY15 CAPP application now available! This highly successful program continues to facilitate many organizations accessing the Civic Building and Veterans Plaza for community building efforts. The application process is easy to complete.
Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza is now accepting FY15 CAPP applications. For more information about the Community Access Pilot Program (CAPP), please contact Eric Rasch, Operations Manager, Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza. e-mail HERE.

  • NOTE: a CAPP application does NOT guarantee you a specific date. Only a deposit does.

CRITICAL #s TO KEEP HANDY
9-1-1
Life threatening EMERGENCY

3-1-1
COUNTY INFORMATION on most anything
(If in doubt, call 3-1-1 )

240-777-0311
Alternate 311 number (if you are calling from areas adjacent to, near to, or from other counties)

240-773-TIPS (8477)
ANONYMOUS CRIME TIPS

301-279-8000
To contact the police for NON-emergencies

240-876-2911
Urban District HOTLINE - for downtown issues needing immediate attention

301-949-3010
Park Police- 24 hours 

301-670-8080 
Parks Service Center – problems or repairs in parks (Callers will get a repair ticket # they can track)

STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION [SHA]
HERE
Graffiti, pot holes (on Ga Ave, Colesville, E/W Hwy, New Hampshire and other State Roads)
{ For local and county roads: 3-1-1 }

Sign up for Alerts HERE
(NOTE: If you have not signed up for these Alerts yet, please consider doing so NOW.)

Main County “Portal” HERE.

Mobile link to downtown establishments directory HERE.

MORE INFO & DISCLAIMER

@reemberto
"The Silver Spring Regional Center Director, Reemberto Rodriguez, is 'tweeting' @reemberto"

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*DISCLAIMER: The SSRC takes no responsibility for the accuracy of this information.  We are simply 'passing it through.'  Please confirm with sponsor before making final and definitive plans!

NOTE: "Happenings" listed here are representative of what is going on in the Silver Spring Regional Area. Items listed are intended to be relevant to a wide audience. This list is not intended to be comprehensive. Please check in with your particular civic organization, school, faith community, affinity group, etc., for an array of additional happenings that might be relevant to you. If you run across something that you'd like to share with the broader Silver Spring Regional Area community, please e-mail HERE. Thanks!

RECURRING MARKETS, CONCERTS, & MORE

APRIL 26 – OCTOBER – Saturdays
Fenton Street Market
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Veterans Plaza
More info: HERE

YEAR ROUND - Saturdays
FreshFarm Farmers Market*
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Ellsworth Dr. (Downtown Silver Spring)
More info: HERE

YEAR ROUND – Sundays
Takoma Park Farmers Market*
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Laurel Ave. (Takoma Park)
More info: HERE

MAY - NOVEMBER  – 3 locations
MarVa Harvest Farmers Market
More info:
HERE
  • The Essex House: Saturdays, NOON to 3:00pm (May 10, ending November 22, 2014) 7777 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park
  • St Camillus Catholic Church: Sundays, 10:00am to 5:00pm (May 11, ending November 23, 2014) Silver Spring
  • Holy Cross Hospital: Thursdays, 11:00am to 2:00pm (May 15, ending November 20, 2014) 1500 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring

JUNE 4th – OCTOBER – Wednesdays (11-3)
Crossroads Market*
Anne St. at (1021) University Blvd. in Takoma/Langley Park, directly across from the Rite Aid
More HERE

MAY 11, JUNE 8, SEPTEMBER 14, OCTOBER 12 - Sundays
Grant Avenue Market (Takoma Park)
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Grant Ave (Takoma Park)
More HERE

  • Farmers Marekt Throughout Montgomery County: Want to see a full list of ALL farmers markets in Mongtomery County?... See HERE... Plus, very cool map of all markets HERE.

YEAR ROUND – Select dates throughout the year
AFI Film Festivals
American Film Institute
More info at: HERE

YEAR ROUND - Every Last Friday of each Month
Ethiopian Poetry Reading
7pm – Civic Building
More info on sponsoring organization: HERE

THROUGH FALL - Tuesdays
Twilight Tuesdays
7-9 pm - Veterans Plaza
Coordinated by:
Silver Spring Town Center, Inc.

THROUGH FALL - Every 2nd Thursday
Contra Dancing
7-9 pm – Civic Building
More info on sponsoring organization: HERE
 
MORE...

Restaurant Round-Up

  • La Malinche has flamenco dance shows Oct. 16 and 30 7-8 p.m. More HERE.
  • Super Savor Sundays at the DoubleTree Hotel Silver Spring welcomes everyone to Super Savor Sundays featuring Direct TV’s NFL Sunday Ticket broadcast on big-screen TVs in the Savor restaurant. More HERE.
  • Mrs K is turning out to be quite the 'modern classic'. @MrsKsBarrelBar On September 11: #BowDownToBourbon Small Batch Bourbon Tasting  www.mrsks.com
  • Cubanos is offering Cuban music on Friday nights 7-9 p.m.
  • El Golfo continues its Wednesday night Jazz series. More HERE.
(Know of others? Send it in (e-mail HERE) with "Restaurant Round Up" on the subject line.)







LAST UPDATED:
August 18 2014
COMMENTS, CORRECTIONS, CONTRIBUTIONS?
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Reemberto Rodriguez, Director
Silver Spring Regional Area
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