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A Rundown of Recreation Activities in September

button_recreationv3Montgomery County’s Department of Recreation has a lot of activities and programs taking place in September.

Cricket Anyone? We are looking for interested folks. Call 240.777.4936 to learn more.

 September 2:  Dinner + Movie at Holiday Park Senior Center  5:30 p.m. Dinner $5.30, pre-registration is required. Check the front desk for menu options. 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Free) Movie “Letters to Juliet”. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

September 2:  West Coast Swing at Holiday Park Senior Center 7:30 p.m. – 8:25 p.m. Cost is $38 for 8 weeks or $ 32 with HPSI card. Class is for advanced beginners. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

September 3:  Facial Analysis Screening at White Oak Senior Center 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Free) Adventist HealthCare will provide a cancer presentation that focuses on decreasing a person’s risk for cancer/skin cancer. For more information, call 240.777.6944.

September 3:  End of Summer Luau at Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center noon – 2 p.m. (Free) As the summer is quickly coming to an end, there’s no better way to celebrate than with a luau! Break out the grass skirts and floral t-shirts. Lunch provided by the Nutrition Program. Entertainment is by Northern Virginia Ukulele Society. Pre-registration is required by Monday, August 24. For more information, call 240.777.8085.

September 3:  Live Music by Ellis Woodward at Holiday Park Senior Center 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Cost is $1 at the door, free with HPSI card. Come and be entertained by the warm and uplifting music performed by guitar player/songwriter Ellis Woodward. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

September 4:  Basic Spanish Class at Damascus Senior Center 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Learn to speak basic conversational Spanish in six weeks. Zuleyma or a volunteer will lead this class that may have a small fee to cover materials. Call 240.777.6995 for more information.

September 4:  ActiveMontgomery Registration Party at Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Free) want to learn more about ActiveMontgomery? Need help registering? We will be here to help! Participants that create an account prior to or at our party will be entered into a raffle. For more information, call 240.777.8085.

September 7:  Bethesda, Germantown, Western County, Wheaton/Glenmont and MLK outdoor aquatic facilities will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Olney Indoor Swim Center will be open normal hours; all other indoor aquatic facilities, as well as the Long Branch and Upper County outdoor pools, will be closed.  Administrative offices, senior centers and community recreation centers are closed.

September 8:  Creative Writing Class at Damascus Senior Center 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Beth will lead this class of creative writers. The class may have a small fee to cover materials.  Call 240.777.6995 for more information.

September 9:  Smart Phone Class at Damascus Senior Center 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. This class may have a small fee to cover materials.  Bring your smart phone. Call 240.777.6995 for more information.

September 9:  Latin Dance Workshop at Holiday Park Senior Center 6:30 p.m. – 7:25 p.m. (Free) Dance workshop is with Carlos Rodriguez; no partners needed. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

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September 9:  Baby Boomer Boogie at Holiday Park Senior Center 5:30 p.m. – 6:25 p.m. Cost $35 for 8 weeks. Class taught by Ann Johnson. A combination of basic universal dance steps and diverse musical styles for a creative cardio workout that will leave you feeling energized. All fitness levels welcome. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

September 10:  Potomac Adaptive Sports Court Dedication at Potomac Community Recreation Center 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, Montgomery County Council Members, Montgomery County Recreation, and The Friends of Potomac Recreation Center, Inc. cordially invite you to the Dedication Ceremony for the Potomac Adaptive Sports Court. Call 240.777.6875 for more information.

September 10:  Summer Samba at Holiday Park Senior Center 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Cost is $1 at the door, free with HPSI card.  Enjoy a lively and swinging mix of Brazilian samba, bossa nova, and jazz with Chistiana Drapkin. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

Al Chez headlines Silver Spring Jazz Festival

September 12:  Silver Spring Jazz Festival in downtown Silver Spring 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Free) Al Chez & the Brothers of Funk Big Band, also Marcus Johnson & the Urban Jam Band, Halley Shoenberg, Dani Cortaza, Jazz Academy of Music.  At the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza.  For more information call 240.777.0311.

September 12:  Pooch Party at Wheaton Glenmont Pool 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cost is $10.00. Canine swimming only – humans will not be permitted in the pool. All dogs must be under the control of an adult, and any dog displaying signs of aggression will be asked to leave immediately. Pre-registration is required. For more information call 240.777.6840.

September 13:  Pooch Party at Wheaton Glenmont Pool 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cost is $10.00. Canine swimming only – humans will not be permitted in the pool. All dogs must be under the control of an adult, and any dog displaying signs of aggression will be asked to leave immediately. Pre-registration is required. For more information call 240.777.6840.

September 16:  Song Circle at Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. (Free) Co-sponsored by Carpe Diem Arts and The Folklore Society of Greater Washington, the monthly song circle is about the joy of singing, not about talent. Come for informal group singing or just to listen, but do come to enjoy delightful songs! Words will be provided; no need to read music. For information or to suggest songs in advance, e-mail Fred Stollnitz at fstollnitz@comcast.net.

September 16:  Down Home BBQ and Dance at Holiday Park Senior Center 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. BBQ dinner, choice of pulled pork, pulled chicken, or veggie burger. Yummy sides and ice cream bars for dessert. Tickets are $10 per person, on sale through September 4. 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dance and music with Tim Amann. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

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September 17:  Mini Trip to MD Live Casino at Arundel Mills by Damascus Senior Center 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cost is $10.00 per person. Bring lunch money and wear good, comfortable walking shoes. This trip may include additional fees. Call 240-777-6995 for more information.

September 18:  Hearing Screening at Damascus Senior Center 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. (Free) Audiology Center of Maryland will conduct hearing screenings. Sign up at front desk.  Call 240.777.6995 for more information.

September 18:  Mortgage Protection at Plum Gar Community Recreation Center 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Free) Light refreshments will be served. Call 240.777.4919 for more information.

September 19:  Karaoke Dance at Holiday Park Senior Center 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Free to all who pre-register, $10 at the door. Are you a past Social Club member? Are you interested in joining? Meet members and staff at this kickoff event that includes a D.J., refreshments, and a microphone to show off your singing ability. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

September 19:  Mini-Trip to Bluebird Blues Festival by Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Cost is $12 per person to the Prince George’s Bluebird Festival. The bus will leave for the festival at 11:30 a.m. sharp. A fun filled day with music by nationally acclaimed blues players, arts, and food & craft vendors! Lunch is on your own. Please pack a lunch or bring money to purchase one. Also, bring your own chair. Pre-registration required and begins September 1. Space is limited. Call 240.777.8085 for more information.

September 20:  Maker Faire at Veterans Plaza noon – 5:00 p.m. (Free) for children of all ages!  Flying machines, robots, crafts, inventors, games, art projects, 3D printers, performances. Visit here for more information.

September 25:  Jesse Palidofsky- One Man Band at Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. (Free) Join Jesse for a fun-filled hour of your favorite tunes. From Ellington to Nat King Cole and beyond, his soulful vocals, and guitar and harmonica arrangements will get your heart singing and your soul swinging! Call 240.777.8085 for more information.

Pickleball at Damascus Community Recreation Center 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, as an open gym program. Call 240.777.6930 for more information.

Pickleball at White Oak Community Recreation Center Tuesdays: for ages 18 and above, 6:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Thursdays: for ages 55 and above, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Whether you have just picked up the game or are more experienced, have fun testing your skills. Call 240.777.6940 for more information.

Pickleball, Basketball or Ping Pong at Long Branch Senior Center Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Rotate through the 3 activities, no scoring. Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Take your pick, scoring allowed. Call 240.777.6975 for more information.

September 28:  Bingo at Holiday Park Senior Center 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Cost per 2 cards is $2.00. Join us for a fun game. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

youth_basketball_003September 28:  Instructional and Youth Basketball Cost $98.00. Play begins January 9, 2016. For grades K-2: Increase balance and coordination while learning b-ball fundamentals. For grades 3-8: Emphasizing skill development, fundamental strategy, sportsmanship, and fun. For details, gym locations, and other information, call 240.777.6870.

September 29:  Music Therapy at Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. (Free) Come join the sounds of Riderwood with our music therapist Samantha. Get ready to hear some wonderful music that makes you move! Call 240.777.8085 for more information.

September 29:  Latin Dance Party at Holiday Park Senior Center 1 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cost is $5.00 at the door; $3.00 with HPSI card. Let’s celebrate Hispanic Heritage month dancing away to great Latin songs. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

Adult Swim for 18 and up with disabilities 8 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. September 29 at Martin Luther King Swim Center, $42 for 8 sessions per person. 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. September 30 at Germantown Swim Center, $42 for 8 sessions per person. Call 240.777.6870 for more information.

September 30:  The Golden Aires Band at Damascus Senior Center 1 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Free) The Golden Aires who play music from the big band era of the 1930s and 40s will entertain you. Call 240-777.6995 for more information.

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September 30:  Fall Fashion Show at White Oak Senior Center 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Free) Come out and see the latest fashions and if you would like to model, please sign up. We would love to have you strut your stuff. For more information, call 240.777.6944.

We Are Looking For A Few Good People

Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings or Weekends. Part-time/Seasonal/Substitute: Community Recreation Centers, Support Staff and Desk Attendants, and After School Activities Coordinators. Professional, Friendly, Responsible, Great with all Ages, Dependable, a Team Player, Positive and Hard Working.

Contact:

Ingrid St. Villier           240.777.6820

Dave Branick             240.777.6873

Karen Jordan             240.777.4988.

Elizabeth Ortega-Lohmeyer

About Elizabeth Ortega-Lohmeyer

Multimedia Bilingual Rec Specialist at Montgomery County Recreation, loves videos, flowers and dogs. Winner of the “Poder Con Ganas” award from the Hispanic Democratic Club of Montgomery County .

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