Today is Tuesday, Sept. 7 and it is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Enjoy the celebrations!
Here are five things to know in Montgomery County:
1. Gaithersburg Book Festival 2022: The Gaithersburg Book Festival announced it will be held on May 21, 2022. Now is the opportunity to apply to be a featured speaker at the event. Click the link in the tweet below for details:
Authors: the next GBF will be held on May 21, 2022. If you'd like to be considered for a speaking slot, please find our 2022 Featured Author Application at the link.
Submission deadline is November 1st, so don't delay!https://t.co/qZhT4VKYqN
— Gaithersburg Book Festival (@GburgBookFest) August 30, 2021
2. International Underground Railroad Month: Throughout the month of September, Maryland is recognizing September as International Underground Railroad Month. Last week, Montgomery County celebrated the start of the month at the new Josiah Henson Museum in North Bethesda. Susan Kenedy from County Cable Montgomery—a PEG partner to MyMCM—reported on the festivities:
3. Memoir from Gaithersburg Rapper: The rapper Logic, who was born in Gaithersburg, has a new memoir that hits stores today called “This Bright Future.”
4. Get Vaccinated to See a Show: Several of Montgomery County’s theaters and live performances venues are requiring the coronavirus vaccine in order to see a show. Anyone 12 years and older is eligible for a vaccine. Register online to make an appointment at a county-run COVID-19 vaccine clinic. To find another vaccine clinic near you, go to Vaccines.gov.
5. Walk up Food Distribution: Montgomery County hosts two food distribution events today. From 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., you can stop by Hughes UMC Mid County Hub Food Distributions in Silver Spring; from 2 to 3 p.m., or the Upcounty Hub Drive-thru Distribution at Germantown Elementary School. See more food distribution events here.
And as a reminder to our loyal readers…Find the latest coronavirus news updates in Montgomery County here.