Montgomery Update: We Proudly Join in the Celebration of June as ‘Pride Month’

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June 2, 2022 | Bookmark and Share
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A Message from County Executive Marc Elrich

Message from the County Executive

County Executive Marc Elrich this week talks about why the celebration of June as “Pride Month” is so important to him. He updates the status of COVID-19 in Montgomery County—with the reminder that it remains a significant concern. He discusses the continuing nationwide violence and the need to get people who are struggling or are in crisis to available mental health services. He urges residents to be prepared for hurricane season. And as high school graduations begin, he offers congratulations to the Class of 2022.

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Silver Spring Blues Week Returns as Free, Mostly In-Person, Event from June 8-18, Concluding with 13th Silver Spring Blues Festival

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Silver Spring Blues Week will return as a mostly in-person, 10-day event from Wednesday, June 8, through Saturday, June 18, concluding with a star-filled lineup for the 13th Silver Spring Blues Festival on June 18. The event is presented by Silver Spring Town Center, Inc.

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Meetings Being Held In-Person to Address Progress of Purple Line Construction, with Next Meeting on Tuesday, June 7, in Chevy Chase


Progress of continuing work on the Purple Line, including introduction of the new contractor, are the focus of a series of in-person meetings being held by the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA). 

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11th Annual Montgomery Serves Awards Will Recognize Exceptional Service on Wednesday, June 15, in Silver Spring

Montgomery Serves Awards

Montgomery County has named five individuals and organizations as recipients of the 11th annual Montgomery Serves Awards, the County’s highest honor for service and volunteerism. This year’s honorees represent volunteers dedicated to programs including social justice and educational advocacy, safety-net healthcare services and outreach to vulnerable populations.

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Taste of Wheaton Returns with Full Day of Food, Music and Activities for Whole Family on Sunday, June 12, in Downtown Wheaton

taste of wheaton

The Taste of Wheaton will return after a two-yar hiatus with a full day of food, music and activities for all ages from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, at Marian Fryer Plaza in Downtown Wheaton. Rides and activities are free, with food and drinks available for purchase from local Wheaton restaurants.

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Temporary Bus Stop Closures and Relocations at Rockville Metro Station West Side Will Continue Through Monday, June 6

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Construction and paving work at the Rockville Metrorail Station will continue through Monday, June 6, causing Ride On and Metrobus bus stops on the West Side Kiss & Ride being closed and temporarily relocated. 

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Free Electric Scooter Trainings and Safety Clinics for Those 18-and-Older Will Be Available on Saturdays, June 4 and 11

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Residents 18-and-older who are interested in electric scooter lessons will have the opportunity to attend free clinics on Saturdays, June 4 and 11, sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of Transportation. Participants can take a test ride, learn safety tips and get details on basic scooter laws.

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‘Twilight Tuesdays’ Will Have a Wide Range of Free Music and Entertainment on Veterans Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring Throughout the Spring

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A wide range of free music and entertainment will be featured on Veterans Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring throughout the spring in the “Twilight Tuesdays” series presented by Silver Spring Town Center, Inc.

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COVID-19 Updates: Boosters Available for 5-11 Year Olds, Mulitple Testing Options Available, Continue Preventative Measures as COVID-19 Has Not Ended        

covid-19 vaccinations

Additonal COVID-19 booster shots for children ages 5-11 were recently approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and County-operated clinics are providing them for children who had their second dose at least five months ago. 

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Free At-home COVID-19 PCR Test Kits Available at County Multiple Locations

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Montgomery County residents have several ways to get tested for COVID-19.

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‘A Brief Survey of Our Inheritance: Historic Ag Reserve Properties’ Wil Be Featured Presentation of Montgomery History on Tuesday, June 7

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The history of properties that are now part of the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve will be the focus of an online presentation of Montgomery History at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7. Kenny Sholes of Historic Ag Reserve Properties will lead the presentation.

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‘Evenings in Olde Towne’ Free Thursday Series in Gaithersburg Will Include Shows in June, July and September, with Next Show Featuring Chasing Autumn on June 9

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The free, family-friendly “Evenings in Olde Towne” concert series will have performances on Thursday nights in June, July and September at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Towne Gaithersburg. All concerts will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. The next show will feature Chasing Autumn on Thursday, June 9.

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Children’s Summer Concert Free Series Returns to Olde Towne Gaithersburg Starting Wednesday, June 8, with Magician Drew Blue Shoes

children's summer concert series

Gaithersburg’s Children’s Summer Concert Series returns to the City Hall Concert Pavilion on Wednesdays in June and July, with free performances from 10:30-11:15 a.m. on Wednesdays. The series will begin with magician Drew Blue Shoes.

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Montgomery County Presents 23rd Annual Awards for Recycling Achievement


Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection recently held its 23rd Annual Recycling Achievement Recognition ceremony honoring 22 recipients for outstanding achievement in recycling, waste reduction and reuse. The online ceremony recognized individuals, multi-family properties, businesses, organizations and government facilities.

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Voter Registration and Political Party Affiliation Deadlines Must Be Filed by Tuesday, June 18

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Montgomery County residents who want to vote in the 2022 Gubernatorial primary election on July 19 need to complete and submit their voter registration application no later than 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28. Voters also must have their correct address on file with Board of Elections and must be registered with the political party whose primary they want to participate if they are to vote in the primary.

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Commission for Women Invites Residents to Its 50th Anniversary Picnic Celebration on Sunday, June 5, at Wheaton Regional Park

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This year will mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Montgomery County Commission for Women (CFW). Join the CFW from 2-5 p.m. at Wheaton Regional Park on Sunday, June 5, to celebrate 50 years of the incredible work, accomplishments and triumphs of the Montgomery County Commission for Women.  

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Three County Departments to Cohost ‘CDL Job Fair’ on Saturday, June 11

cdl job fair

A job fair for holders of Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDL licenses) and for individuals who would like to pursue earning a CDL license to get jobs with Montgomery County will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, at the County Executive Office Building in Rockville. The job fair will offer details on CDL-related jobs, and other positions, with the County’s Department of Transportation, the Department of Alcohol Beverage Services and the Department of General Services.

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Free Online Workshops for Job Seekers and Entrepreneurs Available in June


Free online workshops and one-on-one sessions geared toward assisting job seekers and entrepreneurs will be available in June. All workshops are free and offered virtually. The workshops are sponsored by Montgomery County Public Libraries.

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