Today is Thursday, Nov. 4, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County.
1. MCPS: No School For Students. Professional day for Teachers. End of quarter grading and planning.
2. Diwali Commemoration: “Diwali, a holiday observed by Hindus, as well as Sikhs, Jains, and other peoples of India; it occurs in either October or November each year and signifies the beginning of the new year as well as the triumph of good over evil. The name of the festival comes from the Sanskrit word dipavali, meaning row of lights. Diwali is known as the ‘festival of lights’ because houses, shops, and public places are decorated with small clay oil lamps called Diyas. These lamps, which are traditionally lit by mustard oil, are placed in decorative arrangements in windows, doors, and outside buildings.”
3. Montgomery Council Committee Meetings: Transportation & Environment: 9:30 AM – via video conference- Work-sessions: Resolution to amend FY22 Transportation Fees, Charges, and Fares based on Fare Equity Study and Supplemental appropriation to develop a crowd-sourcing system for Ride-On, $720,300. Presentation: OLO Report 2021-5, Measuring Climate Resilience – A Review of Select Critical Infrastructure Sectors in Montgomery County. Education & Culture Committee: 1:30 PM – via video conference. Briefing: Impact of COVID on School Health Services.
All Committee meetings are televised live on County Cable Montgomery, except those indicated below that are streaming live at http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/council/ondemand/index.html
4. School Board Meeting: Facilities and Boundaries Hearing. Meetings are webcast live here. Watch on TV: Meetings are broadcast live on Comcast Channel 34 , Verizon FIOS Channel 36, and RCN Channel 89. If you want to participate in a school board meeting click here.
5. Montgomery Public Libraries: Outdoor family storytime event at Noyes Library from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., located at 10237 Carroll Pl, Kensington, MD 20895. Please bring a blanket or towel to sit on. Outdoor storytime is weather permitting, so please check the status if it is raining here.
And as a reminder to our loyal readers…Find the latest coronavirus news updates in Montgomery County here.