August 2 – Silver Spring Swings concert series: Big Sur, Traditional Rock and Roll. 7 to 9 p.m. Veterans Plaza at the Silver Spring Civic Building, Ellsworth Dr. and Fenton St. Performances canceled due to weather only if it is raining at 7 p.m. Big Sur has been playing traditional rock and roll for more than 10 years. The series features a raffle that opens at 6:30 p.m. and is awarded during intermission. Also, prizes for adults, plus toys and gifts for kids. Presented by Discovery Communications, with the support of Montgomery County Recreation, the Silver Spring Urban District and The Gazette Newspapers. Call 240-777-6821 or visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec.
Sunday, August 5 – Salvadoran American Festival, 2424 Reedie Dr., Wheaton. Noon – 6 p.m. The free event will include the 1st Annual Latino Health Fair, providing health screenings and information in Spanish on how to access state and community-based services. Renew a passport through the Salvadoran Consulate. Enjoy traditional foods, crafts, activities for children and live music. Contact Elizabeth Ortega at 240-777-6973 or 240-370-8351 (cell) or visit www.cotsa.org.