Five Things to Know Today, May 23, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, May 23, in Montgomery County, Maryland:

1. Citizenship: Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett will announce a summer program that will help eligible county residents to become U.S. citizens. The event is at 10:30 a.m. at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring.

2. Frogs: The county Department of Environmental Protection is offering training on local frogs and toads, and their mating calls. The event takes place in Gaithersburg from 8 to 9 p.m. Contact Ana Arriaza (email: or phone: 240.777.7778) for more information.

3. Family caregivers: A family caregiver support group meets at 3 p.m. in Multipurpose Room A at the Village at Rockville. For more information, call Sharon Flowers-Williams at 301.354.4600 or Janet Carter at 240.780.2667. Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

4. Talented folks: Montgomery Recreation has announced the winners of “MoCo’s Got Talent.” See the winners here.

5. Fighting malaria: The National Museum of Health and Medicine presents “The Malaria Project: America’s Secret Mission to Combat Malaria During World War II” at 6 p.m. Malaria devastated American troops in the early years of World War II, and the U.S. government mounted an all-out hunt to find a cure. Public health journalist Karen Masterson will share her experiences learning about the incredible history behind malaria vaccine research during the 20th century.

More rain today: Keep that umbrella handy.

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Douglas Tallman

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