Five Things to Know for June 19 in Montgomery County

Happy Juneteenth! Today marks the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the State of Texas on June 19, 1865. As we celebrate Juneteenth, also known as “Freedom Day” today — Wednesday, June 18 — here are five other things to know in Montgomery County.

1. Montgomery County Celebrates Pride Month: Tonight Councilmember Evan Glass, Denizens Brewing Co., and Haus of Stone have organized a Pride Drag show from 8 to 11 p.m. at Denizens in Silver Spring. The performance features an onsite HIV mobile truck from the organization Us Helping Us.

2. 44th Annual Picnic for Montgomery County Foster Families: Montgomery County is hosting its 44th Annual Picnic for more than 100 foster families today. The picnic will include an award ceremony.

3. Internet Safety/Identity Theft WorkshopThere will be an internet safety and identity theft workshop at the Family Services, Inc. in Gaithersburg from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

4. Blair Student Competing on Jeopardy: Sixteen-year-old Sophia Weng of Chevy Chase is appearing on “Jeopardy!” tonight at 7:30 p.m. on ABC. Weng is a junior at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring.

Blair Student to Compete in Jeopardy! Teen Tournament

5. Takoma Park City Council Meeting: Takoma Park City Council meets tonight from 7:30 to 9:30 at the Takoma Park Community Center. Here’s more information.

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Deirdre Byrne

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


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