Friday, October 9, 2009

what's up the pike: can't stop me now

Dead End Sign Behind Takoma Park City Hall
You might get tripped up, but there's still a road ahead, East County. Here's a look at what's happening this weekend:

- Moorenko's Ice Cream is starting an open mic series for the kids, filling a void for youthful expression in Downtown Silver Spring. The Art N Soul Teen Open Mic will be held tonight at 7:30pm. Moorenko's is located at Georgia and East-West Highway, next to Arts Alley.

- And in College Park, the Arts Exchange hosts a presentation about a historic black community cleared out by urban renewal. The Lakeland Community Heritage Project will be discussing Lakeland, located off Route 1 north of the U-Md. campus and one of several small black enclaves along the Montgomery/Prince George's line at the turn of the 20th century. That event starts at 7pm at 4711 Knox Road near Rhode Island Avenue.

- Mixed Unity, a youth group founded in response to the murder of Blair High student Tai Lam last fall, is hosting its first annual Youth Peace Summit on Saturday. All members of the community are invited to hear motivational speakers and attend workshops on gang violence, domestic violence and genocide. The goal of the meeting is to create an action plan for tackling violence locally and elsewhere. The summit is from 9am to 5:30pm at Montgomery College's Takoma Park-Silver Spring campus.

- On Sunday, head over to Wheaton for the World of Montgomery Festival from 12 to 4pm. It's picking up where last weekend's Block Party left off with food, music and a block party along Elkin Street and Price Avenue. The event's sponsored by Montgomery County and the Latino Economic Development Corporation.

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