Sunday, August 26, 2012


September: The end of summer is near. Our days become shorter. Many of us get our hopes up for the 'Skins to represent. Pumpkin food and drink pops up all over the place. Kids make new friends in school.

There is a lot going on in the neighborhood this month.  Go out and meet your neighbors. Support your local venues and establishments.  Here is a list with many opportunities to do so:

August 29 – Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona (Spanish Supercup Final)
Showing on the big screen at The Fillmore
Doors 4:30/Game 5:30, Free event

September 1, 15, 29 – Fenton Street Market
Crafts, antiques, arts, jewelry, apparel, international goods, books
10am - 4pm, Fenton St & Ellsworth Dr

September 4-9 – Fall Free Class Week
Willow Street Yoga
Arrive early: free classes fill. Priority given to new students and those bringing friends new to WSYC. Please check their website for schedule of classes for the DTSS location

September 5 - NFL Kickoff - Cowboys (Boooo) at Giants
Firestation-1 (8131 Georgia Avenue) and McGinty's (911 Ellsworth Drive) are great places to watch the games. Redskins play that following Sunday. Full schedule on the NFL website.

September 5 - Planning 101: How (Real-Estate) Development Projects Happen
Join representatives from the Maryland National Park & Planning staff go through the process from start to finish. More info on the Silver Spring Speaks blog.
7pm, Civic Building

September 7 – Raiders of the Lost Ark: The IMAX Experience (Re-release)
Regal Majestic Cinema on Ellsworth
One-week limited showing 9/7 – 9/13. Scoop up your tickets now through Fandango.

September 8 - Silver Spring Jazz Festival
Grammy Award winning Sergio Mendes will be performing
4:30 - 10pm, Veteran's Plaza at the Civic Building
Parking garages are free on weekends and there are several within walking distance. (Don't plan on doing your grocery shopping at Wholefoods this Saturday...)

September 9 – SSTCi Upscale Yardsale
Support the Silver Spring Town Center and donate your goods to their yard sale. Check out the list on their site for items they are seeking.
12pm - 7pm, Veteran's Plaza

September 14 - November 16, 2012 - Free For all Fridays
FREE theatre classes on Friday afternoon from 4:30-5:30pm for Pre-K to 12th grade
Round House Theatre Education Center
925 Wayne Avenue

September 15 - Master Gardeners in Downtown Silver Spring
If you have gardening questions, this would be a good time to stop by and get some advice to get your green thumb ready for fall. Check out their calendar for details.
9am, on Ellsworth - Fresh Farm Farmer's Market

September 20 - October 10 - AFI Latin American Film Festival
As per their website, this festival "showcases the best filmmaking from Latin America and, with the inclusion of films from Spain and Portugal, celebrates Ibero-American cultural connections."

September 21, 27 & 28; October 4 & 5 - Weekly Happy Hour (during the Latin American festival at AFI)
Stop by the AFI Silver Cafe every Thursday and Friday during the festival from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. for Happy Hour. The Happy Hours will feature complimentary snacks courtesy of Nando's Peri Peri, Latin American drink specials and music. NOTE: Happy Hour specials are valid only for AFI Latin American Film Festival pass holders and ticket holders to films playing on the given dates.

September 22 – PANAFEST,  3rd Annual Pan African Cultural Festival
Showcasing the cultures and heritages of Africa
Veteran's Plaza at the Civic Building

September 22 - Tony Hawk Sound Track Show & Reggae Rock Show (School of Rock) 5pm, Tony Hawk Sound Track
7pm, Reggae Rock Show
Silver Spring Plaza, at the fountain

September 25 - National Museum Science Cafe from the National Museum of Health and Medicine
"Send for the Doctor: Researching the Life and Times of Dr. Edward Stonestreet, 19th Century Physician and Civil War Surgeon"
Free and open to the public. No RSVP required.
6pm - 7pm, Civic Building - Fenton Room

September 27 - October 20, 2012 - Forum Theatre presents Holly Down in Heaven
Round House Theatre Silver Spring
8641 Colesville Road
Tickets going on sale soon

September 29th – 6th Annual South Silver Spring Fest
Street fest celebrating the people, artists, musicians and establishments in the community.
12pm - 6pm, 8040 Kennett Street

Not in DTSS but worth noting:

September 9 - Takoma Park Folk Festival
Music and dance from around the world on 7 stages. Children's activities include: interactive musical games and dancing, and storytelling.
10:30am - 6:30pm, Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd. (one block north of Route 410)

In regards to the Scion opening, as per one of the owners, looks like they don't have a specific launch date at this time.  They are currently awaiting construction and are very much looking forward to joining the neighborhood.

I also noticed that the H&M site hasn't even posted for jobs/hiring. From my retail days, hiring for sales staff is usually something that comes a 3-4 weeks prior to opening. So - not sure if this means we might possibly be looking at middle/end of October.

If you have questions regarding the events posted, please reach out to them directly. If there's something I missed, please shoot me an email or tweet to me at MyLineIsRed