Thursday, March 29, 2012

SAVE THE DATE! Silver Spring Blues Festival, Saturday, June 16, 2012, from 10 to 9 pm!

The 4th Annual Silver Spring Blues Festival in Downtown Silver Spring is set for Saturday, June 16, 2012.

Join us at the "Fountain Stage" and the "Market Stage" for a host of exciting acoustic & electric blues performances from the area's hottest musicians.

For more information, check out the Silver Spring Blues Festival website at

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Silver Spring Town Center Board of Directors on Veterans Plaza

(l-r) Gloria Bonilla, Lisa Martin (Executive Director), Alan Bowser (President) , Mary Ann Zimmerman (Secretary), Graciela Jaschek, Jack Hewitt, Sheryl Brissett-Chapman (Vice President), Jon Lourie, David Fogel (Treasurer), Don Berkemeyer. Not shown -- Aurelia Martin, Wanda Whiteside, Beth Wong, Mark Kozaki, Rickey Payton, Sr., Reemberto Rodriguez and Lorrie Knight-Major.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Congrats to our Raffle Winners!

GRAND PRIZE: A "Divine" Romantic Weekend Getaway in Downtown Silver Spring, includes a two-night stay at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, $100 Gift Certificate to Jackie's Restaurant, Two VIP Passes to Silver Spring Ice Skating Rink, Two Movie Passes to the Regal Majestic, Mani/Pedi Treatment at Spa Mesu, plus an array of Divine Chocolates (Total Value $500)
Winner: Michael Northridge

A Bag of Divine Chocolates 329079

One Year Subscription to
Washington Gardener Magazine Terri Salus

Two Star Membership to AFI (Value $125) 329017

Two Tix to Lumina Theatre "MidSummer Nights Dream" Virginia Azuree

Two Tix to Lumina Theatre "Three Sisters" 329054

Haircut at Ebony Barbers 329109

Basketball autographed by #15 Jordan Crawford 329117

Science Nerd Kit (T-shirt & Beaker) 329089

Mindful Decluttering & Organizing (3 hours of service) 329007

Mi Rancho Restaurant $50 Gift Certificate 329101

Two Tix to the National Ballet's NUTCRACKER 329005

Two Movie Tix to the Regal Majestic 329077

Pacers $50 Gift Certificate 329092

Family Four-pack of Tix to Imagination Stage Anh Vo

PAINT ME A POEM (book) by Justine Rowden 329065

by Mary Amato 329008


Lebanese Taverna Cooking Class for Two (Value $130) 329075

Two Tix for Round House Theatre "Crown of Shadows" Victoria Barron

Two Tix for Round House Theatre "The Gift" 329110

Two Tix for Round House Theatre "The Gift" Terri Salus

Silver Spring Ice Skating - Family Four Pack 329009

$50 Gift Certificate to Planet Bollywood 329074

Two Passes to Tarara Winery Concert Series
Virginia Azuree

Autographed football from Santana Moss Consuelo C.

INVISIBLE LINES (book) by Mary Amato 329103

Teeth Whitening Kit from Toto Town 329050

Pearl Bracelet from Gem Thing Jackie Cox

Pearl Bracelet from Gem Thing Virginia Azuree

You must claim your prize before March 26, 2012.
Contact or call 240.595.8818. You must present your matching ticket when picking up your prize.

All proceeds benefit The National Center for Children and Families, as well as Silver Spring Town Center, Inc.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Silver Spring Arts Salon, Thursday, March 15, 2012, 12 noon, Silver Spring Civic Building!

Please join us for the March Silver Spring Town Center Arts Salon! Our featured speaker is Rosetta DeBerardinis, Thursday, March 15, 2012, 12 noon, at Silver Spring Civic Building!

Topic: Representation

Many creative people assign their business to a representative. How do we find those partners? How do we determine the scope of the relationship? When do we need someone to 'stand in our shoes'?

Who’s invited: Fine artists, filmmakers, writers, musicians, photographers, graphic designers, playwrights, poets, and anyone interested in the creative process.

What to bring: Ideas, questions, stories, business cards for networking, and a brown bag lunch and/or drink, if desired.

Where to show up: Silver Spring Civic Building; Silver Spring, MD 20910. We’ll meet in the Colesville Room, 2nd floor. The Civic Building is the new building across from the Majestic Movie Theater, on Ellsworth between Fenton and Cedar. Most meters on the street are one hour only; To mapquest, I suggest you use the address for the Town Square Garage (Garage 61) 801 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20910, which is right across the Street.

How to RSPV and/or receive notices about upcoming salons: Please join the FB page: SSTC Arts Salon at

GUEST ARTIST: Rosetta DeBerardinis is a visual artist born in New York City who resides in Maryland. Her paintings, sculpture and urban drawings have been exhibited internationally in museum group shows and in solo exhibitions at commercial galleries and art venues. She is featured in the recent book 100 Artists of Washington, DC by art critic /curator F. Lennox Campello and Thinking About Art by J.T. Kirkland. Over the past decade, the artist has completed two studio residencies, been featured in magazines and newspapers, written art reviews for D.C. Art News blog, lectured for Golden Artist Colors and more. DeBerardinis is a graduate of Vassar College and holds degrees from the University of the District of Columbia and the University of Baltimore School of Law. She is an avid reader and a publisher writer.

HOST: Mary Amato (Host) is an author, poet, songwriter, musician, and playwright.;