5 Things to Know Today, Dec. 23, In Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, Dec. 23 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County.

1. MCPS Winter Break Opportunities: with winter break beginning this week, there are several events starting Thursday, Dec. 23. for elementary school children and Tuesday, Dec. 28 for those attending secondary schools.

MCPS Winter Break Opportunities for Kids

To register for events or view more and Student Service Learning (SSL) opportunities, visit the MCPS website.

2. Commission on Aging Virtual Meeting: The Commission on Aging (COA) serves as an advocate for the health, safety and well-being of the County’s older residents. The Commission supports both safety net services for the frail elderly and programs to meet the interests and needs of older adults who want to age in their communities. The COA identifies significant issues where its voice on the needs of seniors can make a difference.

The event is via zoom from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  To join the meeting click here: us02web.zoom.us

3. Planning Board work session: The final Planning Board work session of the year for Corridor Forward the I-270 Transit Plan will be on today.

For more information click here.

4. Oak Chapel UM Hub Food Distribution: Drive-thru food distribution every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at 14500 Layhill Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20906. Case Manager available to assist the public with Social services; Government assistance; SNAP/Food stamp; Mental health; COVID-19 testing and vaccination; Community clinic; Emergency rental and utilities assistance; Immigration information; Foreclosure prevention; Health insurance.

For appointment or walk-in contact Alejandra at 202-642-5316 or alejandra.merchan@cc-dc.org

5. Winter Lights Festival: The City’s Winter Lights Festival is getting ready to welcome visitors for another spectacular season. The wondrous display of lights at Seneca Creek State Park will be open nightly November 26 through December 31. The festival is closed on December 25.

The park is located at 11950 Clopper Road. For more information and buy tickets visit the website here. 

Tickets for Winter Lights Festival Available Online Only


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