Today is Monday, Aug. 22 and thunderstorms are in the forecast. Here are five things to know happening in Montgomery County.
1. Back to School: One week from today, Montgomery County Public Schools will welcome students back for the new school year. Facial coverings are not mandatory and the schools will not do contract tracing when student or staff members test positive for COVID-19. The Back-to-School Fair takes place Saturday, Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Westfield Wheaton Mall. The school system offers free shuttles to the event from four high schools.
2. Wheaton Metro Station Bus Bay Closures: Sections of the bus loop at the Wheaton Metro Station will be closed starting today for approximately five months.
Starting Monday, August 22, the first phase of the Wheaton Metro Bus Bay loop project will begin. During each of the6️⃣ phases, a different set of bus bays will be closed, and routes will be served by temporary bus stops or alternative bus bays.
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3. Monkeypox Town Hall: The county hosts a virtual town hall about monkeypox tonight from 6-7:30 p.m. Officials will provide updates on the monkeypox, or MPX, situation in the area and share information about the county’s monkeypox vaccine program.
4. Monday Night Film Series: Montgomery College presents arthouse films during the summer months on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. Tonight the film is a crime caper, directed by Georges Franju made in 1963. The film is available to watch both digitally and in-person. More information and free tickets are available online at the Montgomery College website.
5. ‘Clear the Shelters’ Event: Adoption fees for all animals are waived at the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center during the month of August.
And as a reminder to our loyal readers…Find the latest coronavirus news updates in Montgomery County here.