5 Things to Know Today, Jan. 6, In Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, Jan. 6 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County.

1. U.S. Capitol Attack: First anniversary of  the Attack on the U.S. Capitol. U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin was named a member of the Select Committee to Investigate the attack.

Rep. Raskin Named to House Committee to Investigate Capitol Riot

Many events are planned in the District to commemorate the deadly January 6 attack.

Starting at noon: a moment of silence will be held on the House Floor. At 4:45 p.m. a coalition of more than 130 organizations will hold a candlelight vigil near the U.S. Capitol. The Baltimore Urban Inspiration Choir will perform during the vigil at the National Mall on 3rd Street between Madison Drive Northwest and Jefferson Drive Southwest and President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are expected to deliver remarks.

2. Hypothermia Alert: Montgomery County Government has issued a hypothermia alert until noon today.

3. Montgomery Parks: National Skating Month.

Download and browse Montgomery Parks Winter Program Guide. Registration is now open: mocoparks.org/3cJF4JD.

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. Recycling: The Department of Environmental Protection announced that now Polystyrene (#6-PS) products, such as foam and non-foam/rigid containers, bowls, plates, trays, cartons, cups, egg cartons, etc. are not recyclable in Montgomery County.

For more information visit the website here. 

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