May 17, 2024

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What's New In Mid-County

Travel Alternatives for Summer Red Line Closure

Free Limited-stop and Local shuttle buses, with Express service between Silver Spring and downtown DC Metro, along with the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), Montgomery County, and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will offer a range of travel options for customers affected by this summer's closures on the Red Line starting Saturday, June 1 through Saturday, August 31. In addition to free Local, Limited, and Express shuttle buses running, Metro has put together a comprehensive plan of alternatives and mitigations. Working with MDOT State Highway Administration (SHA), additional bus only lanes will be created for the summer closure to alleviate traffic for shuttle buses. Metro is also collaborating with DDOT to provide additional remedies for Express Shuttle Bus service to/from downtown DC.

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Attend the Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee (WUDAC) meetings via:



Dial In:+1 301 715 8592

Meeting ID: 846 4344 0505

In Person

2nd Floor Mid-County Board Room; 2425 Reedie Drive, Wheaton MD 20902

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Montgomery County Artist Residency

We are excited to share the Request for Qualifications that has been published for the Montgomery County Artist Residency. We are now accepting submissions from artists interested in applying for a one-year residency in the East County, Mid-County or Upcounty Regional Service Areas.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 5pm. There is an artist training taking place on Sunday, May 19 at Mid-County Regional Services Center led by Consulting Artist, Kenya Miles that is mandatory for all applicants to attend.

The Montgomery County Government established the Neighborhood Events Matching Funds Grant Program (NEMF) to promote community engagement, encourage capacity building, networking, and stimulate the local economy.

Neighborhood organizations, block groups, tenant associations, civic clubs, and other community groups that are active and in good standing may apply for funds to hold events and activities by completing an application. Eligible activities include those that are open to residents and create sustainable and lasting impacts for the neighborhood.

Due to increased demand and the limited budget for this program, funding priority will be given to first-time applicants. The maximum fund amount is $1000 per applicant, per funding cycle. Funds will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

Apply Here

Wheaton's favorite festival is BACK! Save the date (Sunday, June 2), for the Taste of Wheaton, a signature event in @montgomeryCoMD!

Applications now being accepted for local Wheaton restaurants and businesses, County agencies and nonprofits. More information at

Montgomery County News & Community Events

Join the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) on Tuesday, June 4th to learn about Flash on Veirs Mill Road and share your thoughts. Project experts will be available to answer questions. Stay up to date on project details and make your voice heard!

Can’t make it on June 4? See details about the virtual public meeting at

Free Resilience Hub Workshop 

Montgomery County to Host Free ‘Resilience Hub Workshop’ to Address Climate-Related Risks for County, Nonprofit and Faith-based Partners on Tuesday, May 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building (1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, Maryland).

The impact of climate change is already being felt in our community, with more frequent heat emergencies, severe storms, flash floods, and droughts posing the greatest threats. Those threats can disproportionately impact some of our highest risk communities, those with a reduced capacity to adapt because of historical disinvestment and the marginalization of people of color, immigrants, refugees, and low-income residents. These communities can experience more exposure and risk from climate hazards with limited resources to mitigate the impacts. Resilience hubs can help.

The workshop will be a dynamic, participatory training to learn more about the underlying concepts and framework for building out effective resilience hubs. It will feature discussions with experts about what a great resilience hub looks like, and what is already happening locally. Panels will also focus on how to forge partnerships and maneuver logistical and financial hurdles in the development of resilience hubs. Participants from County agencies, as well as local nonprofit and faith-based partner organizations, are encouraged to attend.

Learn more here about the workshop and register now.

Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of Montgomery County during Visit Montgomery’s Go MoCo Month, a celebration of the county’s entrepreneurial spirit. Each week during Go MoCo Month, local businesses, hotels and attractions will offer special deals and experiences.

Professional Development & Employment Opportunities

How to Become a Catering-Food Services Contractor

The County requires a variety of food service contractors from various pre-qualified vendors for indoor and outdoor events. Specifically, the County seeks restaurants (catering services only), grocery stores (catering services only), food trucks, and caterers who are available upon request to provide catering and/or food services at indoor or outdoor County events.

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Has it been a while since you’ve worked? Are you trying to change careers? If you answered yes, then these workshops are for you!

Throughout this five-part career series, you will hear from career professionals on topics including: crafting the perfect resume, networking tips, creating your own elevator pitch, interview best practices, building your online image, and wage negotiation. Participants can choose to attend one or more seminars. All classes are FREE and virtual from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM.

Register Here


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Community Resources

Caregiver Support Groups

Alzheimer’s Association- call 240-844-3608 or

Peer-led groups for caregivers. All support groups are facilitated by trained volunteers. If you are considering attending a support group note that groups may meet over the phone, virtually or in-person. Please contact the facilitator listed to verify meeting information and receive meeting instructions.

Rockville Support Group- 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7pm. Carole Ashendorf- 281-216-0940 and/or RSVP required, contact the facilitator.

Holy Cross Resource Center- 301-754-7152- Several groups for adult children and Caregiver spouses are available. Contact Chaplain Pam at

Leisure World on Georgia Avenue- 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 3pm. Sandy Levy 781-595-8732, or Nina Helwig at RSVP required, contact the facilitator.

Café Latino (Spanish Language) 2nd Saturday at 10am. Diana Backlund and Sarah Rodriguez RSVP required, contact the facilitators.

Iona Senior Services For Adult Children who are Caregivers. 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 6pm. Bill Ampt- contact at

Sandwich Generation Group- 4th Wednesday at 8pm. Andrea Friedman at

Sandwich Generation Group- 4th Thursday at 8pm. Linda Weitzman- contact: or Megan Guggari at

Oasis- Montgomery Mall Site- 240-800-3745

901 Caregivers Support Group

Wednesdays from 11am to 12noon

Facilitator: Roberta Drucker, LCSW-C

Location- Online

Kesher Cafe-connect, share and support- 301-255-4204

RSVP- Colleen Kemp or Joyce Schneider ( or

Dates: Sundays- April 14, May 5, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 15

Times: Sundays from 1pm to 3pm

Location: 12320 Parklawn Drive (terrace), Rockville, MD 20852

The Caregiver Teleconnection Call- 1866-390-6491 or 210-871-7767

The Caregiver teleconnection is a free, bilingual, and confidential program that connects caregivers and family member to provide resources and support.

Caregiver Tele-Connection Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm

Spousal Support Group- 301-615-8353

3rd Wednesday of every month from 12pm to 1:30pm (April 17th)

3620 Littledale Road

Kensington, MD 20895

Whitman/Walker- Silver Circles- Groups for LGBTQ+ folks over 60

Peer Support Services Coordinator at 202.939.7646 or email

Our Community: Together & Connected

Luisa F. Cardona



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2425 Reedie Drive, 2nd Floor, Wheaton, MD 20902

Marc Elrich

Montgomery County Executive


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