- Check out this preview of Blake High School's Comedy Night tomorrow, with a performance by Baltimore-based hypnotist Jason Linett, an open mike, and a Last Blake Comic Standing competition They'll also have an open mike and a student stand-up competition with three guest judges, including Blake alumni Dan Reed.
The show starts at 7:30pm; tickets are $8, can be purchased at the door or online, and benefit the Blake PTSA scholarship fund. For more info, e-mail Jack Goble at comedynight at gmail dot com or check out the event's page on Facebook.
- Tonight, the Planning Department's speaker series, ReThink Montgomery, continues this with a discussion on "Infrastructure, featuring panelists Casey Anderson of theWashington Area Bicyclist Association (and a Woodside resident) and planning consultant Richard Layman, who writes Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space. The show starts at 7:30pmat 8787 Georgia Avenue in Downtown Silver Spring.
- If you haven't read this week's Gazette, go out to your driveway and fish it out from underneath the car. Both Good Eatin' and Maryland Politics Watch sing the praises of this week's issue and its triple-header of stories on Wheaton's nascent revitalization. If you're thinking that the 'Wheat needs some big office anchor like Discovery Communications to turn around, I give an explanation why that might not be the case.
- Construction starts on the new White Oak Recreation Center later this month! The new facility on April Lane near Lockwood Drive, will also include a skate spot - meaning that with the forthcoming Woodside Park skate spot, East County kids could have a busy summer. And neighborhood adults are unusually giddy about the possibilities:
White Oak resident Germaine Ferrall has no kids of her own, but was one of the major proponents for a skate spot at the new recreation center. "We have too many multifamily buildings in a very small area," she said. "It's very compressed. ... And where can these children go? If we don't have the facilities for them, they'll start to look for other distractions. So I think the more we do for the kids, the less chance they'll get in trouble."
- I know y'all have been waiting a while to hear my big announcement, so it shouldn't be any trouble to come back here at TWELVE O'CLOCK NOON!!! and find out what it is. See you soon!