Five Things to Know for Jan. 9 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Jan. 9, and here are five things you need to know:

1. Shutdown Rally: Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-8) is inviting the community to rally with him to show support for federal workers, private contractors, and others impacted by the federal government shutdown. Rep. Don Beyer (VA-8) and J. David Cox, the president of American Federation of Government Employees will be in attendance. The rally will be at the Silver Spring Civic Center from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

2. Commission on People with Disabilities: The monthly meeting for the Commission on People with Disabilities is today from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The commission meets in the Executive Office Building on Monroe Street in Rockville. Here’s the agenda for the meeting.

3. Quit Smoking: There will be a “Freedom From Smoking Class” at Colesville United Methodist Church from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The event is supported by Suburban Hospital and the Montgomery County Cancer Crusade. The class provides a step-by-step guide to help people quit smoking.

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4. Chronic Disease Class: African American Health Program has a chronic disease prevention and management class today from 6 to  8 p.m. at the White Oak Community Recreation Center in Silver Spring. The class is taught by Dr. Ikenna Myers, a certified diabetes educator and physician. Here’s more information.

5. Maryland General Assembly: Maryland lawmakers are going back to work today. Here are 9 key issues The Baltimore Sun says will be addressed during their 90-day General Assembly Session.

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Deirdre Byrne

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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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