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This Week in Takoma

Thursday, October 12

Meet the Chocolatier, 5:30 -6:30 pm
Exploring the Science of Cannabis and Chocolate. 15% Discount off Liberty "Raw Cacao" chocolates to current and future TWC customers. This event is open to public, 18 and over.
Takoma Wellness Education Center, 6925 Blair Road NW
http://www.takomawellness.com

Vintage Movie Night with Richard Hall – "The World of Tomorrow", 7:30 -9:00 pm
Revisit how we used to think of "the world of tomorrow." A sometimes humorous, sometimes eye-opening, sometime cringe-worthy window into society and attitudes of other earlier eras.
Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue
https://www.facebook.com/pg/TakomaParkMD/events/

Graphic Novelist Nidhi Chanani discussing book Pashmina, 7:30 pm
School Library Journal stated: "This dazzling blend of realistic fiction and fantasy is perfect for fans of characters who have to overcome obstacles on their way to growing up."
Takoma Park Maryland Library, 101 Philadelphia Avenue
http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=3728&EventID=317178&PK=

Concert: Gabrielle Louise, 7:30 pm
An evening with Gabrielle Louise, a nationally touring troubadour noted for her poignant lyrics and lush voice.Tickets: $20 advance, $25 door.
Seekers Church, 276 Carroll Street NW
http://imtfolk.org/html/index.php?show=2017_1012_1930_00

Friday, October 13

Friday CLASS at Dance Exchange, 9:30-11:15 am
Drop-in class for experienced movers 18+, students, and those who are curious about the local dance community.
Dance Exchange, 7117 Maple Avenue
http://danceexchange.org/dance-with-dx/classes/

Lunch with the Mayor, 12:00 -1:00 pm
Join Mayor Kate Stewart as she hosts lunches in the restaurants in the Takoma Langley Crossroads – Takoma Park’s neighborhood of international food, shopping and culture.
Tijuana’s Mexican Cafe 949 University Blvd E
http://takomalangley.org/lunch-with-the-mayor/

Pop-Up Shop at The Spice Suite, 3:00 -8:00 pm
The SpiceSuite shares its space with creative women business owners who have handmade or uniquely sourced items every Friday-Sunday. Check out their Instagram or FB page @TheSpiceSuite to see who is popping up each week.
The Spice Suite, 6902 4th Street NW
http://www.thespicesuite.com/

Wish you Were Here Reception, 5:00 pm
The Art of Travel by Local Artists Exhibition Reception
All Things From Egypt- Back Wall Gallery, 7002 Carroll Avenue
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/venue/all-things-from-eqypt/

Carroll Cafe Concert, 7:30 -10:00 pm
Folk/social justice music icons Reggie Harris and Ken Whitely $18 advance, $20 at the door.
Carroll Cafe at Seekers Church, 276 Carroll Street NW
http://carrollcafe.org
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/carroll-cafe-concert-2/

Saturday, October 14

Kaffeeklatsch at TPCNS- Make and Take, 10:00 -11:30 am
Join us for a session of learning how to make Waldorf-style heavy babies. Materials will be provided for a small fee ($15). With some hand-stitching and shaping, you will leave with an adorable doll.
Takoma Park Cooperative Nursery School, 8204 Flower Avenue
http://takomacooperativeschool.org/collaboration/
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/kaffeeklatsch-at-tpcns-make-and-take/

The Breakfast of Champions, 10:00 -11:00 pm
Words, Beats and Life presents The Breakfast of Champions, an annual celebration of all of our donors
Busboys and Poets, 235 Carroll St. NW
http://www.busboysandpoets.com/events/2017/10/14

Takoma Park MOVES, 10:00 – 11:30 am
A movement class series for everyone – Only $5/person, and kids 3 and under are free!
Dance Exchange, 7117 Maple Avenue
http://danceexchange.org/dance-with-dx/classes/

Pop-Up Shop at The Spice Suite, 12:00 -6:00 pm
The SpiceSuite shares its space with creative women business owners who have handmade or uniquely sourced items every Friday-Sunday. Check out their Instagram or FB page @TheSpiceSuite to see who is popping up each week.
The Spice Suite, 6902 4th Street NW
http://www.thespicesuite.com/

Frankentoy Workshop w/ Bobbi Kittner, 5:00 -7:30 pm
Stop by the Woof with anything your pets’ destroyed and learn how to create a true artistic monster of out it. We’ll be joined by artist Bobbi Kittner of Kittner Designs, who’ll show you the ropes of making something simply terrifying for the Frankentoy contest.
The Big Bad Woof – New Location!, 6960 Maple St. NW
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/frankentoy-workshop-w-bobbi-kittner/

Sunday, October 15

Takoma Park Farmers Market, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Pop-up by Great Shoals Vineyard Bill’s Persimmons
Takoma Park Farmers Market, Laurel Ave
http://takomaparkmarket.com/

Flea Market, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
SDA Church Community Center, 6810 Eastern Ave., NW
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/flea-market/2017-10-15/

Takoma Park’s Diwali Festival, 12:00 – 6:00 pm
This free family-friendly event celebrates the festival of lights and offers a unique cultural experience with Indian performances, food, vendors and more.
Takoma Langley Crossroads, 7505 New Hampshire Ave.
http://takomalangley.org/takoma-langley-diwali-festival/

Pop-Up Shop at The Spice Suite, 12:00 -6:00 pm
The SpiceSuite shares its space with creative women business owners who have handmade or uniquely sourced items every Friday-Sunday. Check out their Instagram or FB page @TheSpiceSuite to see who is popping up each week.
The Spice Suite, 6902 4th Street NW
http://www.thespicesuite.com/

Yoga Nidra Sundays: Cultivate Inner Calm and Resilience with Carol Mermey, 5:00 -6:30 pm
Yoga Nidra is a meditative practice that can help build clarity and capacity to navigate an increasingly fast-paced and complex world.
Willow Street Yoga, 6930 Carroll Ave
http://www.willowstreetyoga.com/workshops/yoga-nidra-sundays-cultivate-inner-calm-and-resilience-with-carol-mermey/

Nasty Women Project: Voices From the Resistance, 6:00 -7:30 pm
Follows a diverse group of women sharing their tales of the election as a catalyst. An impetus to connect with one another and use our most genuine voices.
Busboys and Poets, 235 Carroll St. NW
http://www.busboysandpoets.com/events/event/nasty-women-project-voices-from-the-resistance

Vipassana Meditation, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Willow Street Yoga, 6930 Carroll Ave
http://www.willowstreetyoga.com/class_descriptions/vipassana-meditation/

Monday, October 16

Rise & Rhyme, 9:30 -11:00 am
Featured performer: Drum Lady K
Busboys and Poets, 235 Carroll St. NW
http://www.busboysandpoets.com/events/event/rise-rhyme-performing-arts-for-ages-5-and-under-featuring-drum-lady-k

Fermentation Workshop: Kimchi and Sauerkraut, 6:30 -8:00 pm
In this workshop we will learn the basics of lacto-fermenting vegetables, and introduce possibilities for further experimentation at home.
RhizomeDC, 6950 Maple St NW
http://www.rhizomedc.org/

Picture Book Creators Julie Segal-Walters & Brian Biggs, 7:00 pm
Authors will discuss This Is Not a Normal Animal Book – a hilarious battle between the author and the illustrator over what’s actually in charge of the story.
Takoma Park Maryland Library, 101 Philadelphia Avenue
http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=3728&EventID=317180&PK=

Intro to Mindful Meditation, 8:00 -8:30 pm
This class consists of guided meditation, a dharma talk, opportunities for practice, mindful movement, and discussion.
Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St. NW
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/intro-to-mindfulness-meditation-2/2017-10-16/

Tuesday, October 17

Bikram Yoga, 6-7:30 am
$10 Community Classes
Bikram Yoga Takoma Park, 7324 Carroll Ave.
http://www.bikramyogariveric.com/

Book Signing Reception for Dave Engledow and Miss Alice Bee, 5:00 -6:30 pm
Award-winning photographer, Takoma Park resident, and “World’s Best Father” Dave Engledow debuts his first children’s book, The Little Girl Who Didn’t Want to go to Bed, “a hilarious, eye-popping, photographic bedtime tale that’s sure to make bedtime a lot more fun.” Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Tabletop Takoma, 6927 Laurel Avenue
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/book-signing-reception-for-dave-engledow-and-miss-alice-bee/

Bread & Roses – “From the Land of Ghandi” Film Screening, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Busboys and Poets, 235 Carroll St. NW
http://www.busboysandpoets.com/events/2017/10/17

Jazz Jam Session , 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Takoma Station Tavern, 6914 4th St. NW
http://www.takomastation.com

Wednesday, October 18

Crossroads Farmers Market, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
This producers-only market features a range of vendors. Market goers will also enjoy food demos and tastings, kids’ activities, live music, and other events each week.
Anne St. (between University Blvd. & Hammond Ave., across from the Rite Aid) Takoma Park
https://www.crossroadscommunityfoodnetwork.org/farmers-market/

Thursday, October 19

Bikram Yoga, 6-7:30 am
$10 Community Classes
Bikram Yoga Takoma Park, 7324 Carroll Ave.
http://www.bikramyogariveric.com/

Film & Conversation: “The Year We Thought About Love”, 7:00 -9:00 pm
The award-winning documentary follows a diverse Boston LGBTQ troupe as they dare to be "out" on stage and write a play about love & transform their personal struggles into theater for social change.$20 suggested donation
Age 18 & under – bring a friend and pay what you can!
Dance Exchange, 7117 Maple Ave
http://danceexchange.org/home-evenings/

Third Thursday Poetry Reading, 7:30 pm
Third Thursday is pleased to present the work of featured poets Indran Amirthanayagam, Nancy Naomi Carlson and Joanne Rocky Delaplaine. Enjoy the poetry and stay for the reception following this monthly reading of original work!
Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium, 7500 Maple Ave
http://bit.ly/2ydZs0c

Kids’ Author Chris Grabenstein, 7:30 pm
Best-selling kids’ author Chris Grabenstein will present the third book in his popular Mr. Lemoncello series, Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race.
Takoma Park Maryland Library, 101 Philadelphia Avenue
http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=3728&EventID=317238&PK=

Christien Lien ELPIS Album Release, 8:30- 1:00 pm
Christen Lien will provide a hypnotic performance for the audience during the Washington DC stop of her DARK SIDE OF HOPE TOUR to promote the release of her new album, ELPIS.
Busboys and Poets, 235 Carroll St. NW
http://www.busboysandpoets.com/events/2017/10/19

Friday, October 20

Friday CLASS at Dance Exchange, 9:30-11:15 am
Drop-in class for experienced movers 18+, students, and those who are curious about the local dance community.
Dance Exchange, 7117 Maple Avenue
http://danceexchange.org/dance-with-dx/classes/

We the People Movie Event, 7:00 pm
We the People: A Film Series to Promote Conversation about Race & Diversity kicks off our 2017/18 movie season with The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
Seekers Church, 276 Carroll Street NW
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/we-the-people-movie-event/

Concert: House of Hamill, 7:30 pm
Whether House of Hamill is playing songs from their debut album "Wide Awake" (September 2016) or stomping through a set of original jigs and reels, their chemistry onstage is always engaging and often hilarious.
Seekers Church, 276 Carroll Street NW
http://imtfolk.org/html/index.php?show=2017_1020_1930_00

Saturday, October 21

Takoma Park MOVES, 10:00 – 11:30 am
A movement class series for everyone – Only $5/person, and kids 3 and under are free!
Dance Exchange, 7117 Maple Avenue
http://danceexchange.org/dance-with-dx/classes/

October Book Sale, 10:00 -3:00 pm
The Fall Friends of the Library used book sale will be held Saturday 10/21 on the Library lawn. In case of rain, the sale will be held in the Takoma Park Community Center.
Takoma Park Maryland Library, 101 Philadelphia Avenue
http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=3728&EventID=317775&PK=

TPCNS Homecoming Event: Come Back and Play, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Takoma Park Cooperative Nursery School is celebrating its 75th Anniversary by welcoming back alumni to Come Back and Play..
Takoma Park Cooperative Nursery School, 8204 Flower Avenue
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/tpcns-homecoming-event-come-back-and-play/

Shahnameh! Adventures from the Persian Book of Kings, 7:00 -8:00 pm
A magical bird, an evil dragon, a clever princess, and a valiant hero bring to life the Shahnameh, an ancient masterpiece written over a thousand years ago. With vivid choreography and ornate costumes, Silk Road Dance Company presents fantastical tales from ancient Persia.
Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium, 7500 Maple Ave
http://bit.ly/2i72VcN

75th Anniversary of the TPCNS: Comeback and Connect, 7:30 – 10:00 pm
This adult only event will explore the history of Takoma Park Co-operative Nursery School, giving alumni a chance to connect with friends old and new, and celebrate the anniversary of the school.
Busboys and Poets, 235 Carroll St. NW
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/tpcns-homecoming-event-come-back-and-connect/

Sunday, October 22

Takoma Park Farmers Market, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Pop-up by Elk Run Vineyard and Bill’s Persimmons
Takoma Park Farmers Market, Laurel Ave
http://takomaparkmarket.com/

Flea Market, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
SDA Church Community Center, 6810 Eastern Ave., NW
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/flea-market/2017-10-22/

Kids Art, 2:00 -3:00 pm
Takoma Park Maryland Library, 101 Philadelphia Avenue
http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=3728&EventID=224590&PK=475982

Takoma Park Women REPRESENT, 4:00 -6:00 pm
6 women are running for elected office in Takoma Park this election cycle. Everyone is welcome to celebrate this unprecedented moment in Takoma Park politics! Pass hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.
Republic, 6939 Laurel Ave
https://www.facebook.com/events/1894497940810498/permalink/1894498044143821/

Young Reader’s Circle with Anike Robinson, 5:00 -6:30 pm
Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome Anike Robinson of "Books to Brushes" to our Young Readers Circle. This event is suitable for children ages 7-12 and is co-sponsored by Africa Access.
Busboys and Poets, 235 Carroll St. NW
http://www.busboysandpoets.com/events/event/young-readers-circle-with-anike-robinson

Restorative Yoga Sundays, 5:30 -7:30 pm
Undo, unwind, let go, and experience true rest. Instead of asking your body and mind to do more, this practice soothes your nervous system, quiets your mind, and helps you release deeply held tension.
Willow Street Yoga, 6930 Carroll Ave
http://www.willowstreetyoga.com/workshops/restorative-yoga-sundays-with-tara-lemerise-3/

Vipassana Meditation, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Willow Street Yoga, 6930 Carroll Ave
http://www.willowstreetyoga.com/class_descriptions/vipassana-meditation/

Laura Barclay | executive director
Old Takoma Business Association
Your Main Street Takoma
NEW EMAIL: laura
mainstreettakoma.org
cell: 240-535-0187
office: 301-891-6789

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