Press Conference on Safety in Silver Spring to be Held Wednesday

County Executive Marc Elrich and Council Vice President Stewart will host a press conference on Wednesday, April 3 at 9:30am to address the efforts made to improve public safety in Downtown Silver Spring.

Per the news release: Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and Council Vice President Kate Stewart will be joined by public officials and local business leaders for a press conference addressing efforts to combat crime and improve public safety in Downtown Silver Spring on Wednesday, April 3 at 9:30 a.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building.

Speakers will share how key safety improvement measures, including recent legislation, increased police presence, and the new Drone as First Responder (DFR) Program, have resulted in reductions in crime in the downtown area.

On Tuesday, April 2, the Council is expected to vote on Bill 3-24, the latest measure to address public safety in Silver Spring, which would set restrictions on the operating hours for certain late-night establishments and establish penalties for a violation.

County leaders share a commitment to addressing public safety needs and ensuring Silver Spring continues to be a place where young people, children, families and older adults feel safe and where businesses can thrive.

Who: County Executive Marc Elrich, Council Vice President Kate Stewart, Council President Andrew Friedson, Councilmember Evan Glass, Councilmember Natali Fani-González, Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones, community and business representatives.

What: Press conference addressing efforts to improve public safety in Downtown Silver Spring.

When: Wednesday, April 3 at 9:30 a.m.

Where: Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza (1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910).

Parking: Available at Garage 61 across the street from the Civic Building. More Silver Spring parking information.

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17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Now in its 17th year, the Kensington Day of the Book Festival is a family-friendly street festival featuring 150+ renowned authors, poets, and literary organizations. Enjoy live music on five stages, special guest speakers, military veteran writers and comedians, poetry readings, cookbook demos, children's program, and much more.

Admission is free, and attendees will also be able to explore a marketplace of books and food offerings from local vendors.

Not your average book festival! This festival offers something for everyone!

17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am-4pm (held rain or shine!)

Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895

Instagram: @kensingtonbookfestival

Contact: Elisenda Sola-Sole, Festival Director

[email protected]

301-949-9416 (text preferred)

FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival

Get ready to experience the vibrant colors, tantalizing flavors, and infectious rhythms of the Caribbean at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival! Hosted by RHU LLC, this exciting festival is set to take place on May 18, 2024, at the picturesque 16700 Barnesville Rd in Boyds, MD.

Step into a world where the Caribbean spirit comes alive! From 12:00 PM onwards, immerse yourself in a sensory journey that celebrates the unique culture, cuisine, and music of the Caribbean. Whether you're an African American, a Reggae or Soca music enthusiast, a wine lover, or part of the vibrant Caribbean diaspora, this festival promises to delight and captivate you in every way.

Let the enticing aromas of mouthwatering Caribbean dishes tantalize your taste buds. Feast on traditional delicacies prepared by expert chefs, showcasing the rich and diverse culinary heritage of the Caribbean. Indulge in flavorful jerk chicken, succulent seafood, and delectable plantain dishes that will transport you straight to the islands.

Accompanying the culinary extravaganza is a carefully curated selection of premium wines, ensuring the perfect pairing for your palate. Sip on fine wines from renowned vineyards, each sip a reflection of the Caribbean's vibrant spirit. Discover new flavors, expand your wine knowledge, and savor unforgettable moments with every glass.

As the sun sets, get ready to groove to the infectious rhythms of Caribbean music. Feel the pulsating beats of reggae, soca, dancehall, and calypso, moving your body to the lively melodies. Live performances by talented musicians and performers will keep the energy high, ensuring a night of unforgettable entertainment.

Don't miss this opportunity to embrace the Caribbean spirit and celebrate the arrival of spring in style! Tickets are available on AllEvents, so secure your spot today. Join us at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival, where cultures collide and unforgettable memories are made.



2 NIGHT Camping packages available: RV/CAMPER $200 | TENTS $150 Starting on Friday May 17 @ 5pm | 30 RV SPACES | 30+ TENT SPACES



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