Five Things to Know for Dec. 23 in Montgomery County

Precipitation to start the week. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Dec. 16.

1. School’s Out: Montgomery County Public Schools begins its winter break.

2. For the Rest-of-us: A special holiday is celebrated today: Festivus! Started in 1966, the holiday won widespread appeal as a counter to Christmas commercialism after it was the subject of a 1997 episode of Seinfeld.

3. There They Go A-Wassailing: Kensington will be caroling around the Flinn Fountain. Click here for all the details.

4. Double Feature: The Montgomery County Public Libraries are planning a double feature on Saturday.

5. ICYMI: In the 1990s, Dominique Dawes dominated gymnastics. Now the Montgomery County native has a plan to dominate local gymnastics instruction.

MoCo’s Most Famous: Former Olympian Dominique Dawes On Gymnastics Scandal and New Academy

And one more thing …The Festival of Lights is continuing through Dec. 31 at Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. For more information, click here.

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