5 Things to Know Today, Aug. 26, In Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, Aug. 26 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County.

1. Summer of Peace Event: The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Street Outreach Network will host the 2021 Summer of Peace event today at the Plum Gar Community Recreation Center in Germantown from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. See the tweet below for more details.

2. Ceremony of Remembrance: A candlelight vigil will be held today at Memorial Plaza in Rockville at 7:00 p.m to memorialize lives lost to overdose or substance use. The ceremony, which NBC4 news anchor Doreen Gentzler will host, commemorates International Overdose Awareness Day and aims to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths. Click here for more information.

3. Explore New Local Murals: Throughout Montgomery County, there are temporary public art murals that aim to encourage residents and visitors to reengage with the arts and humanities sector.The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County says #ArtHappensHere reflects the wide diversity of communities including Takoma Park, Silver Spring, Glen Echo, Bethesda, Sandy Spring, Olney, Poolesville, and Gaithersburg.

4. Hyperthermia Alert: Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management officials say there’s a Hyperthermia Alert today from noon to 7:00 p.m. Temperatures are expected to hit above 95 degrees.

5. Montgomery County Recreation: Fall registration is now available for Montgomery County Rec and Parks classes and programs. Click here for more information.

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