This Week in Takoma December 7-17

Lots to do while you shop local this holiday season!

Thursday, December 7

Kindergarten Info Night at Takoma Children’s School, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
This event is organized to help parents learn more about what to expect and better understand area choices for kindergarten. All parents of preschool and pre-K children in the community are welcome.
Takoma Children’s School, 6925 Willow Street NW
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/kindergarten-info-night-thurs-127-at-takoma-childrens-school/

A Musical Evening at Roscoe’s, 7:00 -9:00 pm
Performances by some of Takoma Park’s Best Young Talents. No Cover Charge. Hosted by Brian Weber.
Roscoe’s Neapolitan Pizzeria, 7040 Carroll Ave
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/acoustic-evening-at-roscoes/

Concert: Mark Fosson, Don Zientara, Anthony Pirog, 8:00 -10:30 pm
Rhizome DC, 6950 Maple St NW
http://www.rhizomedc.org/

Friday December 8

International Student Day Celebration, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
EF International Language Center, 6896 Laurel St NW
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/international-student-day-celebration/

Holiday Pop Up Shop @ The Spice Suite w/ Hair Free Girl & TeTe’s Butter, 3:00 -11:30 pm
Featuring unique holiday gifts to include spices, cook books, unique t-shirts/apparel, earrings, tote bags, body butters, beard oil, natural skin care products.
The Spice Suite, 6902 4th Street NW
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/holiday-pop-up-shop-the-spice-suite-w-hair-free-girl-tetes-butter/

Yoga Heights Grand Opening Open House, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Door prizes, live music and yoga classes.
Yoga Heights, 255 Carroll Street NW
http://yogaheightsdc.com/

Carroll Cafe Concert Presents Trifilio Tango Trio, 7:30 -10:00 pm
Original and traditional tango from their native Argentina.
Seekers Church, 276 Carroll Ave. NW
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/carroll-cafe-presents-trifilio-tango-trio/

Concert by Valentine Slim with Joe Mori and Cookie, 8:00 – 11:00 pm
Hell’s Bottom, VFW Post 6420 Orchard Ave
https://www.facebook.com/Valentine-Slim-1437809576434517/

Saturday, December 9

Kaffeeklatsch Mornings at the Cooperative School, 10:00 -11:30 am
Parenting Workshop focused on Play Resources and Materials. Free.
Takoma Park Cooperative Nursery School, 8204 Flower Avenue
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/kaffeeklatsch-mornings-at-the-cooperative-school-2/

Car Maintenance Workshop for Teen Drivers, 10:00 am -12:30 pm
The workshop will focus on the introduction of the systems of the car and understanding where key components are and what can go wrong. Registration required.
RS Auto, 7224 Carroll Ave.
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/car-maintenance-workshop-for-teen-drivers/2017-12-09/

Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale, 10:00 am -2:00 pm
Special sale of new and used books, including many children’s books.
Takoma Park Maryland Library, 101 Philadelphia Avenue
http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=3728&EventID=322892&PK=

Takoma Park Holiday Art Sale, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
More than 30 artists will be selling their original work featuring painting, photography, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, handmade clothing, and more. It’s the perfect place to get unique gifts for everyone on your list! Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue
https://www.facebook.com/events/531234033885815/

Cedar Ave. Holiday Art Show, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Paintings, pottery, jewelry, funky sculpture for the holidays. Visit the historic Boathouse, filled with the recent works of 6 Takoma Park artists. Sip wine while finding fabulous gifts.
7209 Cedar Ave., Takoma Park
http://www.alisonbaker.net/

Holiday Show, 12:00 -5:00 pm
Handcrafted pottery, unique baskets in creative forms, books with inventive front covers, turned wooden bowls by artists Maija Hay, Judy Folkenberg and Robert Anderson.
Takoma Arts Pottery, 517 Cedar Street, NW
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/holiday-show/2017-12-09/

Pop-up Event: YellowBagDesigns, 12:00 -6:00 pm
Handmade jewelry for men/women, upcycled handmade purses/make-up bags as well as home and wellness products including aroma beads, air fresheners and natural lip balm.
The Spice Suite, 6902 4th Street NW
http://www.yellowbagdesigns.com

Annual Takoma Park Authors’ Book Fair, 2:00 -5:00 pm
Meet local authors and purchase signed books plus eat, drink, and be merry!
Busboys and Poets,235 Carroll Street
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/holiday-book-fair/

Constitution 101 – Five part series, 4:00 -6:00 pm
Free, all welcome
Historic Takoma, 7328 Carroll Ave
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/constitution-101-five-part-series/2017-12-09/

Celtic and Modern Folk Music for the Lute with Ronn McFarlane, 7:00 -9:00 pm
Grammy-nominated musician Ronn McFarlane blends eclectic Celtic and Americana-inspired music with traditional Scottish and Irish folk tunes. Free. Presented by We Are Takoma.
City of Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/celtic-and-modern-folk-music-for-the-lute-with-ronn-mcfarlane/

Classical House Concert, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Carl Banner performs piano music of Bach, Mozart, Chopin, & Brahms at a house concert.
BannerArts, 7502 Flower Ave
http://www.dcmusicaviva.org/events/

Concert by The Nighthawks, 8:00 pm
Hell’s Bottom, VFW Post 6420 Orchard Ave
http://www.thenighthawks.com/home.html

Sunday, December 10

Takoma Park Farmers Market, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Pop-ups by Milkhouse Brewery and Elk Run Vineyard
Laurel Ave
http://takomaparkmarket.com/

19th Annual Alternative Gift Fair – Market Pop Up, 10:00 am -2:00 pm
Purchase gifts from 16 locally based charitable organizations that touch people’s hearts, honor them and make a real difference to those in need.
Takoma Park Farmers Market, community corner – Carroll and Laurel Aves
http://aggw.org/index.html

Cedar Ave. Holiday Art Show, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Paintings, pottery, jewelry, funky sculpture for the holidays by 6 Takoma Park artists.
7209 Cedar Ave., Takoma Park
http://www.alisonbaker.net/

DC Arts Studios Annual Holiday Open Studios, 12:00 -5:00 pm
Purchase original artwork and handmade gifts directly from the artists and artisans in their studios — photography, paintings, mixed media, fiber art, sculpture, weaving, jewelry, and much more.
DC Arts Studios, 6925 Willow St NW
https://www.facebook.com/events/840539719448863/

Yoga Heights Holiday Fair, 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Come support local artists and businesses.
Yoga Heights, 255 Carroll St. NW
http://yogaheightsdc.com/workshops/

Holiday Show, 12:00 -5:00 pm
Handcrafted pottery, unique baskets in creative forms, books with inventive front covers, turned wooden bowls by artists Maija Hay, Judy Folkenberg and Robert Anderson.
Takoma Arts Pottery, 517 Cedar Street, NW
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/holiday-show/2017-12-10/

Holiday Gift Making for Kids, 1:00 -2:30 pm
Join in – or drop off and do some holiday shopping in the neighborhood while you wait. Ages 5-10.
Little Loft, 7007 Carroll Ave
https://www.hisawyer.com/little-loft/schedules?location_id=1452&schedule_id=camps

Historic Takoma Holiday Party, 1:00 -4:00 pm
Light refreshments and a glass of wine as we raise a toast to the coming year and review our accomplishments for 2017. Open house, all welcome.
Historic Takoma, 7328 Carroll Ave
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/historic-takoma-holiday-party-2/

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

Open Mic Night at Republic, 9:00 pm
Republic, 6939 Laurel Av
https://www.facebook.com/events/129452887734010/

Monday, December 11

Rise & Rhyme, 9:30 -11:00 am
Featured kids performer: Drum Lady K
Busboys and Poets, 235 Carroll St. NW
http://www.busboysandpoets.com/events/event/rise-rhyme-featuring-drum-lady-k-12.11.17

P.A.L. (People Animals Love) Dog Visit, 7:00 pm
Takoma Park DC Library, 416 Cedar St. NW
https://www.dclibrary.org/takomapark

Intro to Mindful Meditation, 7:00 -8:30 pm
Guided meditation, a dharma talk, opportunities for practice, mindful movement, and discussion.
Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St. NW
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/events/2017-12-11/

Tuesday, December 12

Comics Jam, 4:00 pm
Takoma Park Maryland Library, 101 Philadelphia Avenue
http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=3728&EventID=307930&PK=474356

Ribbon Cuttings at S&A Beads and Yoga Heights with Councilmember Todd, 4:30pm
Celebrate the openings! Start at Yoga Heights, 255 Carroll St, NW

Women Uncorked, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
A gathering for women only, talking about sex – the science, the social, the politics, the personal.
Rhizome DC, 6950 Maple St NW
https://www.women-uncorked.com

Wednesday, December 13

Co-working + Childcare = Parenting Bliss, 9:00 -11:00 am
The professionals at Nannytainment entertain the little ones while parents are offered some quiet time to tackle grown-up pursuits. Come co-work, catch up on reading, study, or relax while your children are entertained.
Busboys and Poets, 235 Carroll St. NW
http://www.busboysandpoets.com/events/event/the-village-co-working-childcare-parenting-bliss

Co-Working followed by Cookies and Cocktails, 9:00 am- 6:00 pm
Members and non-members are invited for free co-working from 9 to 4 and then stick around for a holiday-themed Cookies & Cocktails happy hour mixer from 4 -6. RSVP to happy hour or email for free pass.
Takowork, 7000 Carroll Ave, 2nd floor, http://info@takowork.com
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cookies-cocktails-and-coworking-tickets-40790765277?aff=efbeventtix

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/

Build a Better World Lego Club, 4:00 pm
Takoma Park DC Library, 416 Cedar St. NW
https://www.dclibrary.org/takomapark

Grapevine: Storytelling Series, 7:30 pm
Busboys and Poets, 235 Carroll St. NW
http://www.busboysandpoets.com/events/2017/12/13

Thursday, December 14

Book to Film Club Selection: Life of Pi, 6:30 pm
Takoma Park DC Library, 416 Cedar St. NW
https://www.dclibrary.org/takomapark

Concert: Gerrit Hatcher / Julian Kirchner, Heterodyne, Sandy Ewen, 8:00 -10:30 pm
Rhizome DC, 6950 Maple St NW
http://www.rhizomedc.org/

Friday, December 15

New Moon Goddess Circle, 6:30 pm
Winter solstice is not only the shortest day of the year, but also heralds increasing hours of daylight. Our practices will focus on our inner fire and light.
Willow Street Yoga, 6930 Carroll Ave
http://www.willowstreetyoga.com/workshops/new-moon-goddess-circles-with-lakshmi-kanter-2/

Interfaith Sacred Conversation on Race & Diversity – We the People movie night , 7:00 -10:00 pm
Featuring THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, a film from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns.
Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St NW
http://bit.ly/2B9yeMv

Concert: D. Miñoza, dRachEmUsik, Lucas Brode, Tristan Welch, 8:00 -10:30 pm
Rhizome DC, 6950 Maple St NW
http://www.rhizomedc.org/

Saturday, December 16

Difference Makers Winterfest: Arts and Crafts Show, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fun holiday shopping with 50 local artisans and vendors, visit with Santa, free hot chocolate, music by mix 107.3, performances, community crafting for charity, free face painting, food and more.
Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Road
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/winterfest-arts-and-crafts-show/

Samples,Tastings and Discounts at TPSS Co-op, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
MegaFood’ and The Lancaster Food Co. Tasting (11 -3) & OHM Nutritionals Tasting (3-6)
TPSS Co-op, 201 Ethan Allen Ave
http://tpss.coop/

Record Rats 2, 12:00 -5:00 pm
Hunt vinyl from your favorite local record shops for the holidays!
Rhizome DC, 6950 Maple St NW
http://www.rhizomedc.org/

Holiday Sing-a-Long, 3:00 pm
Led by local musician/music teacher Wendy Lanxner and her young guitar students.
Takoma Park Maryland Library, 101 Philadelphia Library
http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=3728&EventID=322893&PK=

Takoma Cocoa Crawl, 3:30 -5:00 pm
Bring your Takoma Mug and enjoy cocoa for sale at area restaurants and cafes during the Takoma Cocoa Crawl! Make one stop or many. Adult versions offered too. Get your Takoma mug at Old Takoma Ace Hardware or Artspring.
Carroll Ave/Carroll St, NW
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/featured-events/takoma-cocoa-crawl/

WinterQuest Launch Party, 3:00 pm
Keep kids reading over the holidays with our fun WinterQuest reading adventure game.
Takoma Park Maryland Library, 101 Philadelphia Library
http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=3728&EventID=323807&PK=

Sunday, December 17

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

Old Town Holiday Brass Show, 12:00 -2:00 pm
An all brass ensemble from House of Musical Traditions Playing Holiday Classics. Two Shows: 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm
Gazebo, 7035 Carroll Ave
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/old-town-holiday-brass-show/

Kurated Pop Up Shop at The Spice Suite, 12:00 -6:00 pm
Art, fashion and findings of historical excellence for the entire family. Everything is True Vintage or Antique and sourced for the highest quality.
The Spice Suite, 6902 4th Street NW
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/kurated-pop-up-shop-at-the-spice-suite/2017-12-17/

Holiday Gift Making for Kids, 1:00 -2:30 pm
Join in – or drop off and do some holiday shopping in the neighborhood while you wait. Ages 5-10.
Little Loft, 7007 Carroll Ave
https://www.hisawyer.com/little-loft/schedules?location_id=1452&schedule_id=camps

Gingerbread Co-op Fa La La, 1:00 -5:00 pm
Stop by and help create an organic gingerbread co-op with healthy treats and hot cocoa.
TPSS Co-op, 201 Ethan Allen Ave
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/gingerbread-co-op-fa-la-la/

Constitution 101 – Five part series, 4:00 -6:00 pm
Free, all welcome
Historic Takoma, 7328 Carroll Ave
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/constitution-101-five-part-series/2017-12-17/

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