5 Things to Know Today, Dec. 21, In Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Dec. 21 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County.

1. Renters: Avoiding Eviction & Working with Landlords. Online information session for renters at 7:00 p.m.

Join online or by phone 301-715-8592 (Meeting ID: 982 288 5774; Passcode 2021) For more information click here. 

2. Commission on Veterans Affairs: Virtual event from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. You can join the meeting via Zoom here: us06web.zoom.us If you want to call into the meeting, call 301-715-8592, use Meeting ID: 840 2075 4911
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3. Yaldaa: This ceremony on the eve of the winter solstice is traced to the myth of the combat between the forces of light against the forces of darkness. From this day onward, the good forces of light triumph as the days grow longer. Also considered to be the re-birth of the Sun, the celebration involves telling fairy tales and stories, recitation of poetry, the serving of traditional fare including nuts, and the lighting of a bonfire (if permitted), according to the local government release.

In recognition of Montgomery County’s religious, ethnic and cultural diversity and in respect for the diversity of its own workforce, on March 28, 2006, the County Council passed legislation ( Bill No. 1-06: Special Days of Commemoration ) to designate certain days of commemoration relating to the religious, ethnic and cultural heritage of County residents.

4. Food Distributions: Hughes UMC Mid County Hub Food Distributions from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 10700 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20902. For more information click here.  Also, UpCounty Hub Drive-thru Distribution from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Germantown Elementary School 19110 Liberty Mill Rd. Germantown, MD 20874.

5. Winter Lights Festival: More than 450 colorful displays will be showcased across 3.5 miles of Seneca Creek Park. The festival is drive-through only meaning no walking or biking will be allowed. The festival will open Nov. 26 through Dec. 31. Tickets are on sale now and are $15 Monday through Thursday and $25 Friday through Sunday. Directions to the lights can be found here.

Tickets for Winter Lights Festival Available Online Only

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