Five Things to Know for May 5 in Montgomery County

Happy Cinco De Mayo! Today we commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Monday, May 4.

1. Council in Virtual Session:  Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9:30 a.m. Here’s a look at the meeting’s agenda.

2. Board of Education Candidates Forum: Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and Lincoln Park Historical Foundation are co-hosting a virtual candidates forum on starting at 5:50 p.m. The forums include the two Board of Education races and the Montgomery County Circuit Judge race.  Mt. Calvary Baptist Church will livestream the forums on its Facebook page and on its YouTube channel. Another option is to join via Zoom. The Zoom meeting id is 764 668 338 and the password is 722401.

Board of Education Candidates’ Forum set for Tuesday

3. Cinco De Mayo Takeout Tuesday: The Long Branch neighborhood of Silver Spring has organized an effort to support restaurants on Cinco de Mayo as well as to assist residents in need during the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers are asking people who buy takeout from restaurants to make a donation to the nonprofit Small Things Matter, which provides food to more than 350 needy families and individuals in the Takoma Park, Silver Spring and Rockville communities.

Long Branch Organizes Meaningful Cinco de Mayo Takeout Tuesday

4. Free Deck Inspections: Montgomery County is offering free deck inspections to all residents as a part of Building Safety Month. Here’s more information:

County Offering Free Deck Inspections to All Residents

5. MCM Asking for Giving Tuesday Donations: Montgomery Community Media, like other nonprofits, is facing economic uncertainty because of the coronavirus. Today, is our Giving Tuesday fundraiser and we are asking those who are able to make a donation to support local news and television programming. Here is the MyMCMedia team explaining why we would appreciate your generosity during this trying time.

And one more thing: Are you looking for a restaurant that is still open? Check out our restaurant lists here.

And as a reminder to our loyal readers…Find the latest coronavirus news updates in Montgomery County here.

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