Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 28, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Aug. 28, in Montgomery County:

1.Purple Line Groundbreaking: Governor Larry Hogan and U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao will participate in a ceremonial groundbreaking for the light-rail transit line in Hyattsville at 10 a.m. as reported by Bethesda Beat.

2.Bethesda Blast: The next controlled blast for the BRAC-related Crossing Project at the Medical Center Metro Station in Bethesda is currently scheduled to occur between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. There will be a single explosive blast. Alarm horns will sound five minutes before the blast and traffic will be halted on Rockville Pike between Jones Bridge Road and South Wood Drive (Navy Gate #2) for about 10 minutes.

3.Book Discussion: A discussion of Rachel Joyce’s novel, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy, about how small moments can change a person’s life takes place at Damascus Library at 7:30 p.m.

4.Tennis Anyone? The Wheaton Indoor Tennis Center opens today after being closed for maintenance from Aug. 21 – 27. Check out the line-up of fall classes, here.

5. Reptile Feeding: Meet Seneca Creek State Park’s resident turtle and snake at the Park Office and 11 a.m.

And one more thing, Montgomery Parks hosts a pop us recess at Fairview Road Urban Park in Silver Spring from 4 to 6 p.m.

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