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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!

LAST DAY TO VOTE IS TODAY!
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

  • Long Branch Business League HERE
  • This Week in Old Takoma HERE.

"TO DO" CALENDARS FOR SILVER SPRING

NEW!
Visit Montgomery (Countywide but searchable to Silver Spring)
HERE

SilverSpringInc
HERE

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

Silver Spring A&E District
HERE

Takoma Park
HERE

DIRECTORIES

All storefronts throughts downtown
HERE

Downtown Silver Spring 'core' (Ellsworth)
HERE

Chamber of Commerce
HERE

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

DEVELOPMENT FINDER

NEW!
Map of proposed developments
HERE



NEWS u CAN SHARE
see HERE for chronological listing of 'Sample Happenings'

Care about the Rapid Transit System?
Deadline for RTS CAC self-nomination submissions is SAT NOV 21!

  • Nominate yourself or someone you know to be a representative on one of seven Rapid Transit System Corridor Advisory Committee. There are four corridors: Rockville Pike/Wisconsin Avenue (MD355); Veirs Mill Road (MD586); Georgia Avenue (MD97); and Colesville Road (US29). Some corridors have more than one advisory committee. Visit the MCDOT website HERE  for the nomination form and details on where to submit.

Comment Sought on Two Board of Education Policies

  • The Montgomery County Board of Education has requested community comment regarding revisions to two policies—Policy GHC, Salaries and Other Benefits of Professional Personnel, and Policy GIH, Funding Other Post-Employment Benefits. Policy GHC, Salaries and Other Benefits of Professional Personnel, provides guidelines for salary schedules, anniversary dates, and rehiring employees that have resigned....  More info, how to comment, and more HERE.

Because Everyone Has  a Story to Tell...

  • It could be the good work your non profit is doing, the local high school play, your child's Little League Championship or the story of your neighbor, a WWII veteran. The possibilities are endless! Montgomery Community Media can help you get your story told. Online or on TV, we will air your submissions. We are Montgomery County's public access stations 19 and 21, and our website, mymcmedia.org is our county's premier choice for all things MOCO. More HERE.

GETTING READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Giving Thanks - The Fillmore Silver Spring & Shepherd's Table
Thanksgiving Day 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Fillmore Silver Spring

  • "We welcome those in need in our community to come enjoy seasonal treats, live music and a cornucopia of generosity for assembling take-away care packages complete with food, toiletries and more. Want to get involved? Donate! We are collecting donations of non-perishable food items, toiletries and clothing. Drop off your donations from Oct. 20 - Nov. 26, Monday-Friday 12 PM - 6 PM. We will also accept donations during shows! Questions? Call 301.960.9999." See flyer HERE. {NOTE: Interested on being considered to serve on the Board for Shepherd's Table? Contact Board Chair at georgeneighbors@gmail.com }

Pennyworth Shop

  • Pennyworth is an attractive thrift shop at 949 Bonifant Street in Fenton Village of Silver Spring. The 1,000 square-foot shop has been a very socially active ministry of Grace Episcopal Church for over 61 years, selling clean, gently used clothing and small household items at low cost to the shoppers of Silver Spring. They donate extra items to Wider Circle, Rescue Workers, Shoes for Africa, Friends of the Library, and othrs. Rotated clothes from the shop are given each month to Progress Place for the Homeless.  Also, Pennyworth gives over 10 % of its net earnings to various local, national, and world missions (nonprofits). The all volunteer staff create a fun place to shop for great bargains. Customers can find new and vintage clothing, collectible home decor, as well as books for adults and children. There are also money saving deals on toys and baby supplies. The shop is open 10 AM to 4 PM on Tuesday though Saturday. (You can also find them on Facebook.) Contact shop manager, Marilyn Seitz, 301- 661-8028 for more information.

ON STAGE, FILM, & MORE
It is starting to get cold outside. So, after ice skating on Veterans Plaza, check out these indoor goodies:

Silver Spring Stage Presents Earth and Sky  
Taut, Twisty Film Noir-esque Thriller Runs October 31 to November 22 

  • Silver Spring Stage presents Earth and Sky by Douglas Post, directed by David Dieudonne and produced by Pauline Griller-Mitchell and Ellen Lafferty, the fuse is lit on this ingeniously plotted noir thriller when librarian-poet Sara finds out that her new boyfriend has been found dead in a Chicago back alley and because of an indifferent cop she seeks to find his killer herself. Earth and Sky will perform weekends October 31 to November 22, 2014. (Silver Spring Stage is located in the Woodmoor Shopping Center, lower level (next to the CVS) at Colesville Road and University Boulevard.) More HERE

HOW WE GOT ON BY IDRIS GOODWIN Directed by Paige Hernandez REGIONAL PREMIERE
October 30-November 22, 2014

  • Set to the music of the late 80's rap scene, HOW WE GOT ON is a coming-of-age story about three suburban kids, Hank, Julian, and Luann and how they navigate tumultuous family relationships, cultural isolation, and the search for authenticity. A sultry DJ re-mixes their lives as they use music to discover and express themselves in places words fail. More HERE.

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.

Silent Cinema Showcase - October 24–November 23 at the AFI

  • 2014 has been a silent film bonanza at AFI Silver, with many silent classics prominently featured in series dedicated to Raoul Walsh, Charlie Chaplin and the first World War. And now, the Silent Cinema Showcase returns! It’s your chance to get acquainted with the unique art of silent cinema, as well as the dedicated and talented modern musicians who bring these films to life with their inventive accompaniment. More HERE.

13th biennial Book Arts Fair and Conference

  • Pyramid Atlantic Art Center is pleased to present the 13th biennial Book Arts Fair and Conference, set for November 14-16, 2014. This year’s theme, Outside the Margin focuses on book art and contemporary prints that explore outer edges of the mediums. The new venue in a former WWII factory enriches this motif. Outfitted for large-scale photoshoots, the eclectic Photogroup studio is next door to Denizens Brewing Co., Moorenko’s Ice Cream and a short walk to Pyramid Atlantic. More HERE.

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.

LOCALS RECOGNIZED REGIONALY AND NATIONALY

  • Kevin Beverly, Silver Spring's own Social Scientific Systems executive vice president, was named Philanthropist of the Year by the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington. He received this award at a ceremony in honor of his commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster a sense of social responsibility. The Gazette covered the story HERE.

  • Musie Betre, owner of Bankers Business Management, Inc., a local company based in downtown Silver Spring (the World Building), was recognized as on of the Top 100 MBE from the Mid-Atlantic Region recently. More HERE

  • Jason Amboo, 14 year old resident of one of Montgomery Housing Partnership properites in Long Branch was recognized by NeighborWorks America as a recipient of the prestigious Dorothy Richardson Award for Community Leadership. Read his story and watch inspiring video HERE.


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

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

Applications due November 14
- Cable Compliance Commission

To apply and for more info go HERE.

SAMPLE HAPPENINGS
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. (NOTE: In November they will meet WED NOV 5!)

[] 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

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

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

YEAR ROUND - 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
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