5 Things to Know Today, Aug. 24, In Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 24 and it is National Waffle Day and this is your opportunity to channel your inner Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation. As you feast, here are five things to know in Montgomery County.

1. School Board Meets: Montgomery County Board of Education meets in open session at noon. Here’s a look at the meeting’s agenda. The meeting can be watched live online or on MCPS-TV (Comcast Channel 34, Verizon FIOS Channel 36, and RCN Channel 89).

Read this article for more on what to expect during the school board meeting:

Board of Education Meets Tuesday to Discuss Guidelines for Reopening Schools

2. Music in the Garden:  Stop by Brookside Gardens in Wheaton from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for a free summer concert, featuring Ocho de Bastos.

Music in the Garden: Summer Concerts Return to Brookside in August

3. Overdose Awareness Day Coming Up: Montgomery County will hold a ceremony of remembrance and a candlelight vigil on Thursday at 7 p.m. to remember those who died from substance abuse. If you have a loved one who died form substance abuse, you can submit photos of the individual for a commemorative display. Today is the last day to submit these photos, using this form.

Remembrance Planned in Commemoration of International Overdose Awareness Day

4. Walk up Food Distribution: Montgomery County is hosting two food distribution events today. From 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., you can stop by Hughes UMC Mid County Hub Food Distributions in Silver Spring; from 2 to 3 p.m., stop by Upcounty Hub Drive-thru Distribution at Germantown Elementary School. See more food distribution events here.

5. ICYMI: The FDA has officially granted full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech’s two dose COVID-19 vaccine.

And as a reminder to our loyal readers…Find the latest coronavirus news updates in Montgomery County here.

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