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Wheaton Small Business Bingo this Saturday Nov 28

Join GreenWheaton, Wheaton Kensington Chamber of Commerce and a whole host of businesses in Downtown Wheaton for shopping fun and prizes!

SHOP SMALL this SATURDAY NOV 28 11a to 3p

Small Business Saturday, a national event sponsored by American Express, takes place the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This annual event encourages shoppers to “shop small” and support local small businesses in their communities.

This year, downtown Wheaton will participate with Small Business Bingo. Pick up your bingo card at participating local small businesses in downtown Wheaton; complete a row by visiting local businesses and getting your card stamped; and redeem your card to win a prize. Complete the entire bingo card and enter a raffle to win a grand prize. Bingo cards can be picked up at participating businesses or at the Wheaton Triangle (2424 Reedie Drive).




Green Drinks TUES Nov 24 @ Limerick Pub

Eat Drink and be Green

Tues November 24 , 2015 • 5:30P to 8:00P

Limerick Pub • 11301 Elkin St • Wheaton MD 20902

$5 Suggestion Donation

MocoLogo2_2015-3Featured Speaker Diana Ash, Communications Associate, Montgomery County Food Council will discuss the Food Council and the Community Food Rescue Initiative.

The Montgomery County Food Council is a collection of community stakeholders who examine problems and develop solutions to improve our local food system and county.  The activities of the Food Council are accomplished primarily through our Working Groups, led by Council Members and populated by concerned residents with a shared commitment to making a positive impact in our food system. These subcommittees develop and executive initiatives, support policies, and facilitate partnerships connected to their specific goals.

MUM_logo copyDONATE AND RECEIVE A RAFFLE TICKET!! We are collecting non-perishable food donations for
Mid-County United Ministries (MUM). Preferred items include: Hot/Cold Cereals, Crackers/Cookies, Canned Fruits/Vegetables, Dessert Mixes/Icing, Dry/Canned Beans, Pastas, Rices; Fruit Juices, Pasta Sauces, Dry/Canned Milk, Canned Meats/Tuna, Tea/Cocoa/Coffee, Soups/Stews/Chilies, Diet Specific Foods, Peanut Butter/Jelly, Toiletries, Condiments/Spices



Green Drinks this Thurs Oct 22 @Hollywood East Cafe

Join GreenWheaton, Wheaton Kensington Chamber, and the Arc Montgomery Co.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
5:30pm to 8:00pm
Hollywood East Cafe 11160 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton MD
Restaurant Row Westfield Wheaton Mall

$5 Donation Requested
Come to learn, share and network. Stay to relax and meet your neighbors! Plus, enter to win Raffle Prizes!

Collecting donations of used clothing & linens.

The average US citizen throws away 70 pounds of clothing each year, 85% of which is dumped into overcrowded landfills. Almost 100% of these items can be reused or recycled, saving not just the materials themselves, but also the water and energy used during the manufacturing process.

Learn how The ARC Montgomery‘s programs support children, adults & families affected by intellectual & developmental disabilities by providing child care, work training, & community living options.

The Arc Montgomery County collects clothing, linens, shoes, belts, handbags and backpacks which are reused, repurposed or recycled. This process provides employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).


Adventures with Raptors in GreenWheaton Sunday Oct 18

Join GreenWheaton, Joanne Miller Photography, PhotoKids and other community partners for a fun and exciting morning adventure of photography with Birds of Prey by Adventures with Raptors in Wheaton’s Veteran Park in Wheaton Maryland

Artist Talk: 8:30–9:00 AM
Bird Photography: 9:00–11:00 AM
11200 Amherst Avenue Wheaton, MD 20902
Directions and Parking: Saturday free parking in County Parking Garage 45 (located on Amherst Ave next to Veterans Park)  Wheaton Metro Station one block.

Other Community Partners include All Eco Design Center, Ritz Camera , Montgomery Parks  and Wheaton MD.  This event is free and open to the public.  Interested in attending this free event?


This project is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.

This Saturday, 10/3, 11am – Free Family Theater Show!!

InterAct Family Theatre starts their 2015-16 season, with the highly acclaimed

“The Hero of Everything!”

Saturday, Oct. 3, 11:00am

Free – Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902

An interactive play for young superheroes and heroes of all ages about teamwork, respect, and the perils.of trying to be the Captain of Everything!

Post-performance talkback where kids can meet the actors  and get a sneak peek at the how the theatre magic works!


This project is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery  County Government and the Arts and Humanities  Council of Montgomery County. With additional funding and in-kind support provided by: To request ADA program accommodations or to request this information in an alternate format, at least five work days in advance, contact the library hosting the program.

Celebrate Walk to School Day on October 7th!

Calling Students & Parents – Stretch your legs, Enjoy your neighborhood, Walk To School!

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East Silver Spring Elementary School


Highland View Elementary School

Sligo Creek Elementary School

It’s Fun!   Walking and bicycling bring a sense of joy and independence.

Healthier Habits  The trip to school is a chance for children (and adults!) to get the physical activity they need.

Cleaner Environment  Replacing car trips to school with walking or bicycling can reduce congestion and air-polluting emissions.

Promoting Safety  Building sidewalks, providing education programs and adding traffic calming measures are some of the ways to improve safety. Encouraging walking and bicycling to school   can help build support for infrastructure improvements in the broader community.

Community Benefits  Reducing traffic congestion, boosting a sense of community, and improving neighborhood connections benefit the community.

Artist Walking Tour – Photography in Sligo Creek

This Sunday!  Enjoy Beauty, Protect Nature

Sunday, September 27, 2015,  12:30p – 2:30p
Meet at Kemp Mill Shopping Center

Intersection of Arcola Avenue and Lamberton Drive – look for GreenWheaton table between Shalom Kosher Mart and foot path.

GreenWheaton, Friends of Sligo Creek and photographer Joanne Miller invite you to an artist walk while FOSC volunteers sweep the creeks on Sunday, 9/27.  Come for one, Come for both!

ENJOY –    Join artist Joanne Miller on a photographic journey exploring Sligo Creek’s beauty and unique attributes. Bring your camera and walk along with Joanne to photograph the nature in Sligo Creek. The walk is an opportunity for photography and conversation about personal vision and creative practice.
RSVP on Eventbrite Today!

Free and open to the public. All levels of ability encouraged to participate!

PROTECT –  Friends of Sligo Creek asks for your  help with Sunday’s stream cleanup (#9 on the map).  Volunteers will meet at the same location as the Artist Walk ( Kemp Mill Shopping Ctr, intersection of Arcola Ave & Lamberton Drive… between Shalom Kosher Mart and foot path)

The Artist Walk project is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.

Walking Tour: Photography, Art & Nature in Wheaton, Sunday 8/23


Sunday, August 23, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Meet at: Wheaton Veterans Park
11200 Amherst Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Join artist Joanne Miller on a photographic journey through urban Wheaton. Bring your camera and walk along with Joanne as you photograph the nature in the downtown Central Business District (CBD). The walk is an opportunity for photography and conversation about personal vision and creative practice.

Free and open to the public – all levels of photographers are welcome.  RSVP on EVENTBRITE is encouraged, but walk-ups are welcome.

Dress appropriately for the weather – comfortable shoes, sunscreen, hat, water, etc.  In the event of rain, the date will be rescheduled.

Exciting News: The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County has awarded a Wheaton Culture Grant to Joanne Miller to collaborate with GreenWheaton on a year-long series of arts and nature community photography programs. Please check our website for updates on artist walks and community events.

This project is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.

Wishing You a Happy, Safe, Relaxing & “Green” August

As the summer continues and you may be trying to beat the heat,  we at GreenWheaton wish you an enjoyable and refreshing August.   We will not have our monthly networking Happy Hour, but do have some outstanding updates to share with you soon.  Be on the lookout for our monthly newsletter, as well as posts on Facebook and Twitter.!

We look forward to seeing you on *Wednesday* Sept. 16th at Los Chorros restaurant, for a Special Green Drinks  event in partnership with Silver Spring Green.

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GreenWheaton Green Drinks Happy Hour – 7/23/15

Join your neighbors and friends on Thursday, July 23rd for Green Drinks!
Montgomery County DEP works across all sectors of environmental sustainability and is a leader not only in our region, but across the nation, with progressive action action measurable results.
Michelle Vigen, Senior Energy Planner (and others TBA) will share updates on the County’s energy and environmental efforts and first-in-nation policies!  Learn how you, neighbors, businesses, places of worship and community groups can participate and benefit from these programs and resources.
This month’s Green Drinks will be held in partnership with Silver Spring Green, at the Limerick Pub in Wheaton (11301 Elkin Street), 5:30p-8:00p.