5 Things to Know Today, Oct. 14, In Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, Oct. 14, and it is National Dessert Day. Don’t let anyone tell you that “you can’t have your cake and eat it too” today.

As you celebrate, here are five things to know in Montgomery County.

1. Montgomery Planning Board Meets: Montgomery County Planning Board meets at 9 a.m. Click here to check out the meeting’s agenda. An audio live stream of the meeting will be available using this link.

2. Peerless Rockville Event: Peerless Rockville kicks off its “Explore Rockville’s African-American Heritage and scavenger hunt” today. The scavenger hunt is in tribute to Sharyn R. Duffin who died in 2021 and was a local historian who tirelessly provided research on Rockville’s Black history. The scavenger hunt gives residents a chance to explore 10 history-making African-American sites in Rockville. Click here for more details.

3. Film Discussion: At 7:30 p.m., the City of Takoma Park screens the film “Follow Me Down” at the Takoma Park Community Center. “Follow Me Down” is a documentary that looks at the power of music in prisons. Following the screening, there will be a discussion with the filmmaker, Ben Harbert, an ethnomusicologist at Georgetown University. Click here for more information.

4. Critical Race Theory: The Sandy Spring Slave Museum hosts a virtual discussion at 7 p.m. about what critical race theory is really all about. Click here to register to attend.

Sandy Spring Slave Museum Event Aims to Clarify Myths About Critical Race Theory

5. Bulb Exchange Program: Bring old incandescent and used CFL light bulbs to Davis Library in North Bethesda today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and you’ll receive new energy efficient bulbs.

County Offers Bulb Exchange Program During October for Energy Action Month

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Deirdre Byrne

About Deirdre Byrne

Deirdre Byrne is a social media coordinator for Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at dbyrne@mymcmedia.org or on twitter at @DeirdreByrneMCM.

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