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The Silver Spring Cares Random Acts of Kindness Summer Challenge is On!

Our friends over at Silver Spring Cares have partnered up with McGinty’s Public House in Downtown Silver Spring, putting together their very first Random Acts of Kindness Summer Challenge catered toward all kids (0-12) to promote acts of kindness in our community. The Kindness Challenge is an easy five-step process and once completed, they can get a FREE kids meal at McGinty’s from August 27thAugust 31st!

“Do kind things and get a free meal.”

Read some of the post below and head over to their site to challenge your kids to participate!

Here at Silver Spring Cares, we believe that that kindness is contagious. In fact, we know it to be a fact. It’s science!

We also happen to believe that with a little effort, we can make our community the kindest place to live.

That’s why we partnered up with our super kind friends at McGinty’s Public House to create our very first Random Acts of Kindness Summer Challenge! This month we’re challenging you (kids ages 0 – 12) to show off just how kind our community can be.  Complete the challenge and then join us at McGinty’s anytime between Monday, August 27th – Friday, August 31st and get a FREE kids meal! Yes, it’s that easy. Do kind things and get a free meal. What?! Amazeballs.

It’s fun and easy to participate!

Head over to Silver Spring Cares and let’s show the community some kindness!

12 Local Spots to Visit This Spring

Does winter have you in a rut? From local theaters to fantastic restaurants, here are a dozen ideas of places to check out in Silver Spring and Takoma Park this spring. Try something new and different! You won’t regret it!

1. AFI Silver Theatre

Whether you are looking for regular film showings, Silver Babies screenings or special events. AFI has something for everyone and the best movie popcorn around!

Upcoming features: The Muppet Movie, Environmental Film Festival, Kirk Douglas Centennial, and The Marx Brothers.

 Website: www.afi.com/silver

2. The Fillmore

Coming this spring: Wyclef Jean, The Pretenders, and Big Sean. You’ve likely seen the tour buses and lines.

Now head in and see a show!



3. Cultural Arts Center Montgomery College Takoma Park / Silver Spring

Located at Montgomery College, this venue features music, theatre, dance, cultural exhibitions, film, lectures, forums and cultural exhibitions. A wide variety of programs are planned for this spring.


4. Bump and Grind

Their tag line is Coffee. Music. Food.

Check out this local coffee shop and their calendar of recurring and special events.



5. Denizens Brewing Co.

Our local brewpub serves up more than great beer and food. Does live music, DJ events, karaoke & trivia nights interest you? Don’t miss out on their regularly scheduled events lineup.


6. Republic

As warmer weather returns, so too will live music on the back patio in Takoma Park.



7. Busboys and Poets

Think storytelling, book signings, and open mic nights.

Check out Takoma Park’s upcoming events.



8. McGinty’sPublic House

A downtown Silver Spring staple for over 10 years; head out for a night of acoustic music, pub trivia, or traditional Irish music sessions.



9. The Highwood Theatre

Located in Fenton Village, this non-profit promotes performing arts through community-produced theatre. They offer shows and regularly scheduled improv nights.



10. Silver Spring Stage

Now in its 49th season, Silver Spring Stage is a community theatre with a mission to present the best in contemporary plays. Located in the Woodmoor Shopping Center, their current season is underway.



11. Silver Spring Black Box Theatre

An intimate 140-seat venue, near Colesville Road and Georgia Avenue, with four resident companies and multiple outside groups performing year-round shows.

Website: www.silverspringblackbox.com


12. Maryland Youth Ballet

You’ve probably seen the students on Ellsworth in downtown Silver Spring but have you seen a performance? Their Spring Concert is held in April.

Website: www.marylandyouthballet.org