Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 18, in Montgomery County

Today is Martin Luther King Jr Day, a federal holiday to celebrate the life of the great civil rights leader.

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County:

1. MLK Day of Service: The Montgomery County Volunteer Center is once again sponsoring volunteer activities in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day with virtual events throughout the week. Click here for a list of opportunities.

2. MLK Tribute and Celebration:  Montgomery County’s annual performance tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr typically held at the Strathmore Music Center is virtual this year and takes place today from 5 to 6 p.m. The tribute will include the reading of letters, interactive student artwork and a performance by jazz musician Marcus Johnson. Register here for the performance.

3. League of Women Voters Trending Topics: State and Local Budget Projections:  The League of Women Voters hosts this virtual discussion from 7 to 9 p.m. Maryland Treasurer Nancy Kopp and Councilman Andrew Friedson will talk about the 2022 state and local budgets including the impact of COVID-19 on those budgets. Learn more and register here.

4. County Vaccination Rollout Town Hall:  The Montgomery County Council is hosting a virtual town hall at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19 to discuss the county’s COVID-19 vaccination program with public health leaders. Anyone interested in participating in the town hall needs to register by 5 p.m. today. The town hall will be televised on County Cable Montgomery and the council’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

5. COVID-19 Testing: Free COVID-19 testing is available at two testing sites today. The schedule of clinics may be found here.

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

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