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

It’s Friday, Sept. 18, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County:

1. Road Closure:  Montgomery Parks is closing two sections of Sligo Creek Parkway for repairs today from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Two sections will be closed to all traffic, including cars, pedestrians, and bikes.

  • Sligo Creek Parkway from Kennebec Avenue to Maple Avenue
  • Sligo Creek Parkway from Colesville Road (Route 29) to Wayne Avenue

2. Friday Conversation with Friedson:  Councilmember Andrew Friedson invites residents to an informal virtual meeting today at 11:30 a.m. Register for the Zoom meeting here.

3. Election Countdown: There are 45 days until the Presidential Election on Nov. 3.  The Montgomery County Board of Elections encourages voters to plan ahead for mail-in deadlines.

Board of Elections Advises to ‘Plan Ahead’ for Mail-In Deadlines:

4. COVID-19 Testing: Free testing is available today in Germantown and Silver Spring from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Click here for more details.

5. Food Distribution:  Starting today, MCPS is increasing to a triple meal service on Fridays to help address food insecurity for students over the weekend. A Grab & Go food distribution will take place at the City of Light Church Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

And one more thing: The Fourth Annual Wheaton Arts Parade & Festival kicks off Sunday, Sept. 20 at noon when officials will unveil an eight-foot pyramid in the first event on the new Marian Fryer Town Plaza.


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