Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 11, in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Aug. 11 and the county council is on recess through Sept. 11.  Here are five things to know in Montgomery County.

1. Maryland Tax-Free Week Continues:  All week long in Maryland, shoppers don’t have to pay state sales tax. Take advantage of Maryland Tax-Free Week by fitting in back to school shopping. Here’s more information.

2. Senior Planet Montgomery: Senior Planet Montgomery is continuing to offer technology classes for seniors. There are three classes scheduled for today:

  • 11 a.m. – noon: Online Health Rx Resources lecture.
  • 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.: IoT Healthcare is a lecture on smart apps for seniors.
  • 4 to 5 p.m.: Lecture on how to use Zoom.

Click here for information about how to participate in these classes.

3. Clear the SheltersAll month long Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center is celebrating “Clear the Shelters.” Fees to adopt a pet will be discounted by at least 50%. Here’s more information:

To Help Clear Shelters, County Adoption Center Cuts Fees by 50% Throughout August

4. Yoga in the Park: The City of Gaithersburg is hosting a physically distancing-friendly Yoga in the Park event from 7 to 8 p.m. at its concert pavilion, located at 27 South Summit Avenue.

5. MCM Virtual OrientationWant to take a class with MCM? Sign up for our virtual orientation for $10. The orientation is tonight from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and this is your opportunity to learn about how you can get involved with Montgomery Community Media.

Virtual: MCM August Orientation

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

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For the latest news and events in Montgomery County, stay with MyMCMedia. We hope you will also follow MyMCMedia on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Deirdre Byrne

About Deirdre Byrne

Deirdre Byrne is a social media coordinator for Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at or on twitter at @DeirdreByrneMCM.


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