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).
Featured 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.
DONATE 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
$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).
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2015 Artist Talk: 8:30–9:00 AM Bird Photography: 9:00–11:00 AM WHEATON VETERANS PARK 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.
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!
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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. www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.