5 Things to Know Today, Aug. 27, in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, Aug. 27, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County.

1. Blood Drive:  The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive in Gaithersburg from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 8301 Turkey Thicket Drive in Gaithersburg. Contact David.Hull@redcross.org or call/text 240-676-9955 to schedule an appointment. You can also call the Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 to make an appointment.

2. Food Assistance: Montgomery County has four food distribution events today noted below.  Check the county’s website here for more food distribution events this weekend.

3. County Animal Services:  The fees to adopt a pet from the county’s animal services center are reduced through Sept. 19. The center currently has more than 100 animals available for adoption.

Montgomery County Animal Services Reduces Fees to ‘Clear the Shelter’

4. “Coco” Screening in Germantown:  Montgomery Parks hosts a free screening of “Coco”, the 2017 animated film by Pixar , at the South Germantown Recreational Park. Seating starts at 7:15 p.m.

Local Parks Host Return of ‘Movies in the Parks’

5. Temporary Garage Closure:  The garage for the Wheaton Library and Community Recreation Center is closed for one week starting today. Parking is available next to the playground or across the street at the Wheaton Rescue Squad parking lot. See the message on the public libraries’ website.

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

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