Sligo Woods General Meeting, Mar, 9, 2023

Sligo Woods Civic Association will hold its quarterly meeting on Thursday, Mar. 9, 2023, at 7:00 pm in the Sligo-Dennis Activity Building. We will be electing new board members at this meeting. The positions of President, Secretary, and one At-Large board member are open. If you would like to run for an open position, please email There will be updates on the University Blvd Corridor Plan, and we will also be discussing upcoming events like the Spring Neighborhood Clean Up, Truck Touch, and Spring Yard Sale. All attendees will be entered in a raffle, so come join the fun! A Zoom link for virtuall attendees will be added closer to the meeting date.

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Sligo Woods Chili Cookoff!

Come Join us on Sunday, January 15th, 2023 from 6:00-8:00 pm for the Sligo Woods Chili Cookoff! Help warm up our winter with some homemade chili! Our Chili Cookoff will take place in the lower lever meeting hall in the back of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 818 University Blvd W, Silver Spring, MD. SWCA will provide paper goods, drinks, and chili toppings, you provide the delicious chili. You are welcome to contribute any dish you enjoy making, even if it’s not chili. We will have power strips to plug in crockpots. Please bring a list of chili ingredients for those with dietary restrictions or allergies. We would love to see you there and share your delicious contributions! Sign up by Friday, Jan. 13 at:

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Winners of the 2022 Holiday Decorating Contest!

Thank you to the many residents of Sligo Woods who brightened up our holidays with their festively decorated homes! Here are the winners of the 2022 Holiday Decorating Contest:

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Sligo Woods General Meeting Held 12/8/22

It was terrific seeing so many members in person and on Zoom Thursday evening.  Here are the notes of the meeting.  Click on the link to access University BLvd Corridor Plan Meeting Handout from the county.
Thank you to all the volunteers that helped with our ice cream social,  community yard sale, parade and decorating contest.
We have had so many fabulous activities and would like to continue.  However, we need a few volunteers for each project.  Please consider helping at one of these events and have a great time meeting new neighbors.
Winter Holiday Decorating Contest Dec 16-17 – Judging is so much fun and easy to do.  I would like to be a judge. 
Chili Cookoff January 15 – Please let us know if you can help with planning or you just want to participate.  Chili Cookoff
Welcome New Neighbors – Would you like to meet our new neighbors and make them feel part of our wonderful neighborhood?  We visit once a month.  Looking for people to collect things for the bags and  go on visits.  Can you help?  Welcome New Neighbors
Traffic Calming – Are you concerned about the traffic/speed in the neighborhood?  Our chairperson moved out of the neighborhood and we are looking at starting up a new committee.  Please reply if you are interested.
Are your dues up to date?   It takes money to keep up our PO Box, website and  various activities.  If you aren’t sure, please click here and we will let you know. If you would like to pay dues, please go to our website and use the tab join in.
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December General Meeting on Dec. 8, 2022

Join the Sligo Woods Civis Association for our quarterly general meeting on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022 at the activity building in the Sligo-Dennis Avenue Local Park. The meeting will run from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm. It will be streamed over Zoom as well, so be on the lookout for the Zoom link the day before the meeting. Refreshments, including some holiday cookies from our neighborhood cookie exchange, will be served. Our special guest will be Nkosi Yearwood, a community planner from the Montgomery County Planning Department. He will present the University Boulevard Corridor Plan and answer questions from residents about the plan. Please join us!

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Winter-Holiday Decorating Contest, 2022

Christmas House Clipart - Animated Christmas Houses
Celebrate the winter holidays and join in a friendly decorating competition—the seventh annual sponsored by the civic association—and open to everyone who lives in the Sligo Woods neighborhood.
Judging will take place December 16-17 with the categories Best Overall, Best Theme, Best Daytime, Best Nighttime, Best Block, and Honorable Mention.  Winning homes will have signs  posted on December 18.
Here are the rules:
1.  Open to all homes in the Sligo Woods neighborhood, except those of the judges.
2. House address numbers must be visible from the street both day and night.
3, Homes with decorations that have been left up from previous holidays will be ineligible.
4. Homes cannot win two years in a row for the same category.
Winners will display a sign in their yard for a few weeks and will be presented with a certificate and special SWCA rock.    Pictures of winning homes will be posted on our website.
If you see a home you would like to nominate, please send an email to by Thursday December 15, 2022.
Can you lend a helping hand?  We need a photographer and judges .  Please email if you can help.
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Sligo Woods Halloween Parade, 2022

Our Annual Sligo Woods Halloween Parade took place on Oct. 31, 2022. The rain could not dampen our enthusiasm, and we saw some amazing costumes!

Halloween Parade Participants, Oct 31, 2022

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2022 Halloween Decorating Contest Winners Announced!

Our neighborhood has many enthusiastic and talented Halloween decorators. Our judges had a fantastic time viewing all the decorations and meeting the neighbors behind the creative displays. Many thanks to all who participated! The winners of the 2022 Halloween Decorating Contest are:

Best Block – Breewood Ct

Inflatable dinosaur Halloween decorations

Best Block: Breewood Ct

Inflatable snake decoration for Halloween

Best Block – Breewood Ct.

House at Night with Halloween decorations

Best Overall – Haunted House

Creepy doll in fire pit

Best Overall – Haunted House

House decorated with Ghostbusters decorations

Best Theme – No Ghostbusters Allowed

Skeletons sitting around the fire talking

Best Daytime – Dead Man’s Party

Skeleton doing a somersault on a table

Best Daytime – Dead Man’s Party

Sppoky clown and graveyard with purple lights

Best Nighttime

Halloween inflatables with smoke machine

Honorable Mention – Spooky Smoke Show

Dragon skeleton

Honorable Mention – Nightmare Creatures

Hallowwen animal inflatables

Honrable Mention – Nightmare Creatures

Many black birds sitting on the lawn or chair

Honorable Mention – The Birds


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Neighborhood Yard Sale October 15, 2022

The Sligo Woods Community Yard Sale will be Saturday, October 15, 8:30am – 2:00pm (rain date October 16).

Do you have unused items in your home? Have a yard sale at your house, on the same day as your neighbors! We will advertise and offer sample price lists and other resources to help make it as easy as possible for you. We will also create a map of participating homes to distribute to shoppers.

To participate, simply email your name and address to and your house will be added to the map. This helps shoppers find your sale!

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Ice Cream Social September 18, 2022

What a delicious time we had!

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