The Takoma Park Independence Day Committee announced that this year’s celebration will be a different sort of parade—a parade of local homes and businesses. The traditional parade has been cancelled again this year due to COVID-19 and in its place, the committee is asking homeowners and businesses to turn their properties into “floats” to show their Takoma Park Independence Day spirit.
The county’s Community Use of Public Facilities office will begin accepting applications Monday, May 24 for events in the Silver Spring Civic Building and on Veterans Plaza, according to a Facebook post from Eric Rasch, operations manager for the facility. The building will be open for events as of June 1.
The YMCA in Silver Spring will be one of the first branches of the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington to add pickleball to its programs, according to a press release. The Y plans to add more than 20 courts in Silver Spring, YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase and YMCA Arlington Tennis and Squash Center, with twice as many added by the end of 2022.