Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 23, in Montgomery County

Five Things List for featured image (4x3-version1-1200x900)Here are your five things to know today, Feb. 23, in Montgomery County:

1.  The Wheaton Redevelopment Program and the Purple Line are on the Montgomery County Council’s agenda today. The Planning Department will also demonstrate a new online map of historical African American Communities at the Council session. You can watch the session live, here.

2. A community workshop on the proposed annexation of the Johnson property is scheduled for tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Quince Orchard High School Cafeteria, 15800 Quince Orchard Road.

3. Takoma Park is hosting a Celebration of Elders today from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is a free social to connect residents to community members and learn about the city.

4. You can play Pickleball today from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Potomac Community Recreation Center.

5. Local author M.J. O’Brien will be discussing his new book “We Shall Not Be Moved: The Jackson Woolworth’s Sit-In and the Movement it Inspired,” at Gaithersburg Library tonight at 6 p.m. A book signing will following O’Brien’s talk.

In case you missed it…

  • Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, Councilmember Roger Berliner, and Councilmember Nancy Navarrvo are in Cuba this week and met with Ambassador Jeffrey Delaurentis.

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Maureen Chowdhury

About Maureen Chowdhury

Maureen Chowdhury is a multimedia journalist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at and on Twitter at @MediaMaureen. Maureen authors the blog Sound Check on MyMCMedia.


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