Five Things to Know Today, July 17, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, July 17, in Montgomery County:

1. Free School Supplies: Families and representatives from nonprofits can pick up free school supplies at the annual Drive for Supplies celebration beginning at 9 a.m. at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville.

2. Gangs and Crime: The Montgomery County Council’s Public Safety Committee meets at 10 a.m. to discuss gang activity and crime stats in the county.

3. Body Worn Cameras:  In Gaithersburg, residents are invited to provide feedback about a draft policy for body worn cameras at a community meeting hosted by the Gaithersburg Police Department. The meeting takes place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park, and will include a demonstration of the cameras and a question and answer session.

4. Kentlands Plan:  At Gaithersburg City Hall, elected leaders are scheduled to discuss a new sketch plan for the Kentlands Square shopping center. Find out what else is on the Mayor and the City Council’s agenda, here.

5. Book Lovers Take Note: The Aspen Hill Library branch is now open after a refresh that took about eight months. Find out more in this video recap, below:

ICYMI: Montgomery County officials have renamed the Western County Outdoor Pool in Poolesville as the Sarah E. Auer Western County Pool. There are photos from the renaming ceremony posted online here.

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Sonya Burke

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