- County Offices – closed
- Libraries – closed
- County Liquor stores – all stores will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Recreation – aquatics programs and facilities open; all other classes and programs canceled; administrative offices, senior centers and community centers closed
- Montgomery Parks - for operating schedule, including Brookside Gardens, ice rinks, tennis centers, trains and carousels, visit www.MontgomeryParks.org
- Ride On – will run a special Holiday Schedule. Click on route number in this link to see the timetable for each route: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/DOT-Transit/SpecialHoliday.html
- Metrorail – Information available at www.wmata.com
- Metrobus – Information available at www.wmata.com
- TRiPS Commuter Stores (Silver Spring and Friendship Heights) – closed
- Refuse/recycling pickup – no collection on Monday. Trash will be collected on a sliding schedule for the week, which means all collections will be made one day later that week, last collection day is Saturday. Trash should be curbside by 7 a.m. on scheduled pick-up day
- The Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station - closed
- Parking at public garages, lots, curbside meters – free
- MCPS Schools and Administrative Offices – closed
- State offices and courts – closed
January 13, 2017
Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Committee will host a community celebration to honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” is the theme for this year’s public celebration.
The free event, scheduled for Monday, Jan. 16 at 3:30 p.m. will be held at the Music Center at Strathmore located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda.
The Celebration will open with a poem titled “From Montgomery Alabama to Montgomery County,” performed by local actors, students and volunteers. Other performances will include dance ensembles, vocalists, choirs and a special presentation of “Justice In America” by Joy of Motion Dance Center performers.
The event is free, however, each guest is required to have a ticket. Early reservation for tickets are recommended as the event is likely to fill to capacity. Tickets are available through the ticket office at website or by calling 301-581-5100.
The Music Center at Strathmore is located immediately adjacent to the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro station, on the Red Line. Free parking is available.
Join thousands of other local residents in honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and teachings by taking part in Montgomery County’s MLK Day of Service 2017, Monday, January 16. This annual event, organized by the Montgomery County Volunteer Center and our many partner agencies, will feature a wide variety of coordinated family-friendly service projects at locations across the County, providing residents of all ages with ways to help our community. More information is available on website.
Learn more about the economic development success stories of 2016.
montgomerycountymd.gov/safesidewalks or watch video from YouTube.
Montgomery County Recreation, for the second year, challenges everyone to get out and walk, jog, run a mile or more, or participate in 20 minutes of continuous physical activity like biking, swimming, yoga, aerobics, skiing, weightlifting, dancing or others.
The goal of the program is to complete 100 miles (or more) in 100 days. Twenty minutes of continuous physical activity also counts as one mile. Registration is available at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org using activity number 26595.
The 100 Mile Challenge will kick off with a fun event at the Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton on Saturday, January 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. The event will include a healthy taste testing reception, fitness activities, a Zumba dance group activity and body fat analysis. All participants will receive a T-shirt, water bottle and swag bag at the event. Speakers will include Nicky and Bob Lowry who will discuss their adventures climbing Mt. Everest this past spring.
For information, call 240-777-6840, or go online to website.
Camps and summer programs are available for tots to teens and all skill levels at locations throughout the County. Early registration is encouraged because space is limited and signups are handled on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, go to www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, radon is responsible for roughly 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer and the number one cause of lung cancer for non-smokers.
January is an especially good time to test homes for radon because windows and doors are closed tightly and people spend more time indoors. Testing typically happens in the basement or first floor of a building since radon enters a home through cracks and other openings in the foundation.
In awareness of Radon Action Month, the County’s Department of Environmental Protection has developed a new radon brochure with information on testing and the 2016 Radon Home Sale testing law. The brochure is available at website and will be distributed at libraries and regional service centers.
For more information on radon, testing and finding a radon mitigation contractor, visit the new DEP radon website.