Today is Friday, Sept. 9. Here is the 10 day forecast and 5 things to know today as we head into the weekend.
1. Flags Lowered: The United States and Maryland flags fly at half-staff to honor the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II who died Thursday in Scotland at the age of 96.
2. Remembering 9/11: The City of Rockville marks the 21st anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by remembering the county residents who lost their lives in a ceremony at Courthouse Square Park at 9 a.m. today. The 11 Montgomery County residents who lost their lives on Sept. 11: William Edward Caswell, Dr. Gerald Paul Fisher, Capt. Lawrence D. Getzfred, Michele M. Heidenberger, Angela Marie Houtz, Teddington Hamm Moy, Lt. Darin H. Pontell, Scott A. Powell, Todd Hayes Reuben, Patricia J. Statz and Ernest M. Willcher.
3. Make Walking Safer: Councilmember Andrew Friedson will be joined by Maryland State Highway Administration and other officials for a walk along Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda and the public is invited. Walkers will meet at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of North Bethesda United Methodist Church.
4. COVID Vaccinations: The public schools and the health department are vaccinating children ages 6 months to 5 years old Saturday and Sunday. Appointments are required and may be made online. Also, the county health department, physician offices, and pharmacies are now offering a booster that includes protection against the original coronavirus strain and the Omicron variant. Learn more in this video:
5. Live Music on the Farm: Enjoy a day of music at the Agricultural History Farm Park Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. King Street Bluegrass, Shannon Leigh Reynolds, and The Eddie Dickerson Trio perform live. Bring your own chairs and blankets. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Event will be held rain or shine. Admission is $20.00 per adult. Parking is free. A discount code is available online at friendsofthefarmpark.org.
And One More Thing: The political talk show, “21 This Week” with Casey Aiken returns this week after a summer break. The show premieres Sunday at 11 a.m. on MCM’s cable channel 21, 995 (HD), and on the MyMCM YouTube channel. Here’s a preview:
And as a reminder to our loyal readers…Find the latest coronavirus news updates in Montgomery County here.