Thursday, April 16, 2009

Silver Spring Calendar for April - May

Silver Spring Library Charrettes, first meeting Thursday, April 16 Conceptual design work on the Library is moving forward. An elevated pedestrian bridge from the Wayne Avenue Parking Garage to the Library is planned to provide adequate parking, and easily accessible pedestrian and handicapped accessibility.
An amendment to the Silver Spring Urban Renewal Plan is required to permit construction of a pedestrian bridge above Wayne Avenue. The draft amendment was drafted by Gary Stith and reviewed by the Department of Public Libraries, and the Office of the County Attorney.

Montgomery County Public Libraries and Montgomery County Department of General Services will hold four charettes to receive input on the exterior design of the new Silver Spring Library. All meeting will be held from 7-9 p.m. at the Coffield Center on the following dates:

• Thursday, April 16
• Thursday, May 7
• Thursday, May 28
• Thursday, June 18.

Annual Long Branch Earth Day Clean Up, Saturday, April 18, 2009, 9 a.m. to noon. Participants should meet at the Long Branch Community Center 8700 Piney Branch Road to begin the clean up of Long Branch Creek. Bags and gloves will be provided on site. Participants will receive a commemorative Anacostia Watershed Earth Day shopping bag while supplies last.

Earth Day, Broad Acres Park, Saturday, April 18, 2009, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Come see “renovated” Broad Acres Park and its sitting plaza with over 100 tiles containing student artwork. Come help clean the park.

Fresh Farm Market Opens in Downtown Silver Spring, Saturday, April 18, 2009

Earth Day 5K Silver Spring Run, Sunday April 19, 2009. Pacers Running Stores is sponsoring a downtown Silver Spring 5K run. Registrants will receive bamboo socks, reusable grocery totes and organic tees. Check the website at for details.

Fenton Street Village Forum, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 The second of a series of three forums will be held on Wednesday, April 22 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Nora School. This event is organized by the Neighborhoods Committee and the Commercial Economic Development Committees of the Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board. The event is planned as an interactive discussion concerning the urban village concept and implementation in Fenton Street Village.

Youth Job Expo, Saturday, April 25. The Maryland Multicultural Youth Center, Montgomery Workforce Investment Board, Montgomery County Public Schools, Montgomery County Department of Economic Development, Montgomery Works One Stop Career Center and Peterson Management, LC and the Silver Spring Regional Center is sponsoring the “Let’s get It Started Youth Job Expo 2009.” The event will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2009 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Ellsworth Drive. Activities at the Youth Job Expo will include job preparation classes, workshops, music, motivational speakers, prizes, and much more. Our office was informed that 70 potential employers will be present. The Montgomery County Police, Fire and Rescue and the Regional Center have participated in the planning of this event. For more information on the event and all activities please check the website at

Long Branch Unity Day, Saturday May 2, 2009 Annual Community Event sponsored by the Recreation Department.

Long Branch Celebrity Basketball Game, Saturday, May 2, 2009 Fifth consecutive Celebrity Basketball Game. The game will be part of the Long Branch Community Unity Day Festival and will take place at 2 p.m. at the Long Branch Community Center. A recommended donation of $5 will be accepted at the door. All proceeds from the event will go towards creating constructive out of school activities for youth in the community.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration in Downtown Silver Spring, May 5, 2009

First Annual Silver Spring Blues Festival in Downtown Silver Spring, Saturday, May 9, 2009 from 2 pm to 6 pm. One day festival features great blues music, face painting, clowns, magicians, moon bounce, crafts, and a musical petting zoo!

Save Silver Spring Summit, Saturday, May 16, 2009, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Montgomery College Takoma Park. Presco and others are sponsoring a Save Silver Spring Summit to develop strategies, partnerships, and goals to keep Silver Spring a community where people can live, work, travel, shop and play without fear of their persons or property. For more information contact Tony Hausner at

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