5 things to know today, October 21, in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, October 21, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County.

1. Planning Board Meetings: Montgomery Planning Council meets at 9 a.m. Agenda items include the Parks Operating Budget for FY 23, the Wheaton Town Center Study, the 2021 Biennial Monitoring Report for the White Flint Area Plan area, and more. The public can look Where Listen to the online meeting.

2. School board meetings: The Montgomery County Board of Education Policy Management Committee meets at 3:00 p.m. agenda, the committee will review a draft of the calendar options for the 2022-2023 school year. At 6 p.m., the Board of Education meets with the Board of Directors of the Montgomery County Education Association. Here is an overview of the agenda.

3. Haunted Houses: It’s the scariest time of the year, so don’t forget to celebrate with fear. Today you can stop at the Field of Screams in Olney or you can drive outside Montgomery County to Laurel’s House of Horror. Check out MyMCM’s guide to Halloween events in the county:

Halloween Happenings in the County: Haunted Houses, Forests and More

4. Bulb Exchange Program: Bring old and used CFLs to the Noyes Library for Young Children in Kensington from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and you will receive new energy efficient light bulbs.

County offers light bulb swap program in October for Energy Action Month

5. ICYMI: The Food and Drug Administration officially cleared the booster shots from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday. The FDA has also stated that mixing and pairing the boosters is safe. Here is a Twitter thread summarizing the FDA announcement:

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

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Deirdre Byrne

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