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Arts on the Block
11501 Georgia Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902
Arts on the Block is the only organization in the Washington, DC area offering the opportunity to learn about theMore intersection of art, design and business by engaging them in real-world art projects. Today, hundreds of individual artworks — from park benches to large-scale murals — grace public and private spaces throughout the area. These commissions transform neighborhoods and youth in their pursuit of creativity, collaboration and community.
Champion Martial Arts Academy
1382 Lamberton Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20902
Champion Martial Arts Academy, situated in the Kemp Mill Center, offers Martial Arts training and fitness classes inMore TaeKwonDo, Hapkido, Judo, Ju-Jitsu, Kumdo and Aikido. Its classes suit all nearly all ages and it caters to men, women and children. Champion Martial Arts Academy strives to make champions out of its patrons by helping them to improve self-esteem, confidence and the ability to protect oneself from danger.
A Mario Loiederman Middle School
12701 Goodhill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906

This magnet arts middle school brings students to the Glenmont area from across the county in search of classesMore focused on dance, choral, instrumental and digital music, digital art, and TV production.

The building formerly operated as Belt Middle School until 1983. Loiederman opened as a new school in 2005, with Alison Serino as principal. Seventy-five percent of its students are from the neighborhood, while the other twenty-five percent come from the entire county. 

Loiederman, named after a civil engineer originally from Argentina who was a supporter of the arts, includes an additional class for middle school students to help foster their education of the arts. Admission to the school is done by a lottery.

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