Friday, March 26, 2010

what's up the pike: don't graffiti the dumpster

'Our Homeowners Watch For Your Tag'

- Have you noticed "The New Ave," Takoma Park's attempt to draw business and investment to the New Hampshire Avenue corridor? Check out the blog of Sam Kittner, the local photographer whose shots of local mom-and-pop business owners were featured in the campaign.

- If you need a job and can fry chicken wings, the restaurant/drafthouse in the former Silver Spring Fire Station (now called "Fire Station 1") is hiring. Come by today between 10am and 4pm to MontgomeryWorks' job recruitment center, located at Wheaton Plaza. (Thanks again to SoCo Eats for the heads-up.)

- Tonight, Whole Foods hosts an in-store charity event to benefit the Whole Planet Foundation, a nonprofit group that supports microfinancing in developing countries. A $10 donation gets you in the door for live music, a silent auction with stuff from local businesses, but more importantly, samples. Donate $15 and you'll get a coupon for 10% off your next purchase at Adega Wine. The event's from 5 to 7pm at Whole Foods, located of course at Fenton and Wayne.

- Tonight's Blackbyrds (you know, from the 1975 hit "Rock Creek Park") concerts at the Blair Mansion Inn have been cancelled, according to their website. My guess is you can go there for information about refunds if you've already bought a ticket. Womp womp, y'all. (Thanks to reader Carine, who pointed this out to us on Facebook.)

- BUT you can still see local swing band Swingtopia playing their last show (at least, their last show this month) at Greek Village Restaurant in Colesville at 8pm Monday night. The restaurant's located at New Hampshire Avenue and Randolph Road; for more info, check out Swingtopia's website.

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