Five Things to Know for March 11 in Montgomery County

Today is Monday, March 11. Warmer this week. Here’s the forecast.

1. Council Action: The Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committee meets at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Office Building’s seventh floor hearing room to hear about development around MARC rail communities of Boyds and Germantown. Here’s the staff report. The Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee meets at 2 p.m. and hears about Thriving Germantown, which focuses on families at Daly Elementary School. Here’s the staff report.

2. Gaithersburg: The Mayor and Council have an off-site work session at 7:30 p.m. at BioSpace, 704 Quince Orchard Road. Scheer Partners acquired this aging office building in 2018 and is converting the space to accommodate biotechnology companies. Here’s the meeting’s agenda.

3. Education Budget: Councilmember Craig Rice, MCPS Superintendent Jack R. Smith, and Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard will host an Education Budget meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, 4301 East West Highway. Attendees can find out how budget decisions are made, what the county is doing today to get ready for FY 2020 and beyond, and the opportunities residents have to influence budget decisions.

4. Player Piano: Montgomery Rec is offering music classes this spring. The tweet has the details.

5. ICYMI: Women came together to help an elderly woman age in place by renovating her home and an upstairs apartment for a caregiver.

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