5 Things to Know Today, Aug. 3, In Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 3, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County.

1. Tokyo Olympics – Day 12:  It is Day 12 of the Tokyo Olympics, and MyMCM continues to offer coverage of all the athletes from Montgomery County who are competing for Team USA and other countries. Friday, Katie Ledecky won gold in her final swim at the Tokyo Olympic Games. This week, expect to see Good Counsel alumnus Kyle Snyder and Magruder alumna Helen Maroulis compete in wrestling events.

And outside of Montgomery County, Simone Biles returns to compete in the Women’s Gymnastic Balance Beam event, after withdrawing from several events due to a bout with the “twisties.” Former Olympic gold medal gymnast and Silver Spring native Dominque Dawes published an op-ed in the Washington Post over the weekend, titled, “As a three-time Olympic gymnast, I applaud Simone Biles — and know the weight on her shoulders.

2. National Night Out: Montgomery County hosts several events to celebrate the annual community building campaign between police and the communities they serve. Click below for more information:

Officials to Appear at Neighborhood Events on National Night Out

3. Get Free LEDs: This week, exchange CFL and incandescent lightbulbs for three free LEDs this week, as part of Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection’s Lemons and Led campaign. The program takes place from noon to 2 p.m. today at Davis Library in North Bethesda.

4. Walk up Food Distribution: Stop by Hughes United Methodist Church in Silver Spring from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. for a food distribution event. See more food distribution events here.

5. Get Vaccinated:  The best way to stay safe from the Delta variant ravaging the country is by getting the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. Montgomery County is offering the Pfizer vaccine from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Dennis Health Center in Silver Spring, Montgomery College South Campus Instructional Building in Rockville, and Upcounty Regional Services Center in Germantown. Click here for more information.

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

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Deirdre Byrne

About Deirdre Byrne

Deirdre Byrne is a social media coordinator for Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at dbyrne@mymcmedia.org or on twitter at @DeirdreByrneMCM.


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