Five Things to Know for March 5 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, March 5 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County.

1.Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board Subcommittee Meeting: The Board provides advice and recommendations to the County Executive on policy and budget issues, planning and goal setting procedures, and legislative matters. Community problems, needs, and issues will be discussed. This meeting will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at the Mid-County Community Recreation Center [2004 Queensguard Road in Silver Spring]. Click here to learn more details.

2. National Consumer Protection Week Roadshow: Drop by one of many library locations listed below to learn how to avoid common scams and the services the OCP provides to County residents.

National Consumer Protection Week Roadshow

3. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA): This program is for taxpayers who earn $56,000 or less, persons with disabilities, and limited English speaking taxpayers who need help in preparing their own returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. This will take place at the Aspen Hill Library from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. This program is walk-in, first come, first served. Here’s a list of what documents you should bring with you.

4. Frog Watch: Did you know that some frogs have an antifreeze compound in their blood to help them survive cold weather! Join staff from the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection to learn all there is to know about local frogs and toads and their mating calls. This will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 255 Rockville Pike, Suite 120, in Rockville. Click here for more details. 

Spadefoot Toad Image of DEP staff biologist showing kids a gray treefrog.

5. Cartooning (for Seniors): Create your own original characters, caricatures, one-panel gag cartoons and comic strips. Experiment with pen-and-ink techniques and play around with all the elements of a cartoon. This will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Wheaton Library. Click here to join the wait list.

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Jordan Lindsay is a Reporter for My MC Media. Let her help tell your story by emailing jlindsay@mymcmedia.org

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