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County Recreation Calendar for September

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September 2-4: Administrative offices, senior centers and community centers are closed in observance of Labor Day. Some Aquatics Centers are open.


September 5: Fall White Oak Barbeque

White Oak Senior Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240.777.6944
1 – 3 p.m. Enjoy live music and a catered barbeque meal on us. First day of school for the kids and first day back for the adults. Free/Gratis.


September 6: National African American History Museum Trip
White Oak Senior Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240.777.6944
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Join us as we take a trip to the newest museum in Washington D.C. It will be a place where everyone can explore the story of America through the lens of the African-American experience. Cost $10 for the bus. Lunch is on your own.


September 7: Open Crafts Studio with Jody

North Potomac Senior Center
13860 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD 20850
240.773.4805
10 a.m. – noon Are you interested in making things with your hands? Do you enjoy being around others while creating? Do you have a project you’ve been working on and need a little guidance or direction to complete it? Well look no further. Join Jody as she shares her crafting expertise. Register online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under activity #40771. All supplies provided. Free/Gratis.


September 7: Natural Holistic Tips
White Oak Senior Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240.777.6944
1-2 p.m. Washington Adventist Hospital will be providing a presentation on natural holistic tips to find alternative ways of aging. Free/Gratis.


September 8: The Evolution of Etiquette

North Potomac Senior Center
13860 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD 20850
240.773.4805
1 – 2:30 p.m. Have you ever wondered why a man walks on the street side of the sidewalk? Or why it is taboo for a woman to ask for a man’s hand in marriage? Now is your chance to learn about what’s acceptable and not in Social Media platforms. You are sure to be enlightened and entertained all at the same time. Free/Gratis.


September 9: 14th Annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival
Veterans Plaza at Ellsworth & Fenton
240.777.0311
3 – 10 p.m. Enjoy this free event featuring “The Lao Tizer Band” at 8:30 p.m.
Musical lineup:
Jazz Academy of Music – 3:15 p.m.
Sharp Radway Quintent – 4:30 p.m.
Chembo Corniel Quintet – 5:45 p.m.
Marcus Johnson – 7 p.m.


September 9: Matter of Balance Program

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240.777.8085
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This program is offered by Holy Cross Hospital every Saturday. Pre-registration required.


September 9: Community Yard Sale
Damascus Senior Center
9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872
240.777.6995
8 a.m. – 1 p.m. The yard sale will raise funds for future programming at the center. Spots are $15 and an additional $5 to borrow a table. Registration form can be picked up at the center.


September 9/10: Pooch Pool Party

Sgt. Hector I. Ayala Wheaton/Glenmont Pool
12621 Dalewood Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906
240.777.6840
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cost $10. Pre-registration is required. Written proof of current rabies vaccination required for admission. Canine swimming only, humans will not be permitted in the pool. All dogs must be under the control of an adult. Any dog displaying signs of aggression will be asked to leave immediately. No female dogs in heat please. Register online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under activity #39888 or #39890.




September 11: Singing Circle
North Potomac Senior Center
13860 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD 20850
240.773.4805
2 – 3 p.m. Every Monday until December 11. Learn basic singing and breathing techniques in a judgement free welcoming environment. No previous experience necessary. Only requirement is a joy for singing and a smile. Register online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under activity #40774. Free/Gratis.


September 11-15: Come Try Me Week
White Oak Senior Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240.777.6944
We will be introducing new classes in September in honor of Healthy Aging Month. We will be showcasing our new classes all day at no cost. Please come to our open house and see what’s new at White Oak 55+ Center. Free/Gratis.


September 13: How Do Stars Form? with Will Fischer
Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906
240.777.4999
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Will Fischer from the Space Science Telescope Institute will discuss how Hubble and other telescopes have enabled advances in understanding the formation of stars. Free/Gratis.


September 14: Armchair Adventure
North Potomac Senior Center
13860 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD 20850
240.773.4805
2 – 3 p.m. Exciting discussion about your summer travels. Bring your pictures, slides and, most importantly, stories about your summer adventures from staycations to international voyages. Let’s share and learn about our next adventure. Free/Gratis.


September 15: Family Fun Night
Long Branch Community Recreation Center
8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902
240.777.6965
7 – 10 p.m. Join us for a family evening. Roller skating, music, table top games, video games and more. Roller skates will be provided while supplies last—or bring your own, but no metal wheels allowed. Register online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under activity #40361. Free/Gratis.



September 16: Burtonsville Day Multicultural Festival
Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center
14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866
240.777.4970
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Parade starts at 10 a.m. at Paint Branch High School to Praisner Center. Health Fair at 10:30 a.m. and the festival starts at 11 a.m. with live music entertainment at the main stage and youth stage. Food vendors, craft vendors, animal activities. Free/Gratis.

 

 

 

 


September 18: Registration for Instructional Winter Basketball starts240-777-6810
Increase balance, coordination and fine motor skills while learning the fundamentals of basketball. Noncompetitive beginner league emphasizing basic skills, good sportsmanship, and fun. Teams are assigned to closest gym. Register online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org

Cost $85 per player for Grades K-2.
Cost $100 per player for Grades 3-8.
Cost $100 per player for High School.
If you are interested in coaching, please call 240.777.6870.


September 20: 23rd Anniversary Party
Long Branch Senior Center
8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD 20912
240.777.6975
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Join us as we celebrate 23 years of fun and friendship. We will have musical entertainment, exercise and lunch with special treats. Regular lunch donation.



September 20 and 27: Dream Girls at Toby’s Dinner Theater
White Oak Senior Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240.777.6944
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Enjoy a live show along with a full buffet. “Dreamgirls” follows the rise and fall of “The Dreams,” an all-female, black singing group who learns the reality of show business. This groundbreaking musical features the classic hits “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” “I Am Changing” and “One Night Only.” Cost is $64 ($52 for show and $12 for bus).


September 21: Fall Prevention Seminar
White Oak Senior Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240.777.6944
1 – 2 p.m. Learn the signs for falls and get tips how to prevent them. We will also have a demonstration on proper ways to get up from a fall. Free/Gratis.


September 21: Nighty Night! Putting Your Vegetable Garden to Bed for the WinterLong Branch Senior Center
8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD 20912
240.777.6975
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. This is a series of one-hour classes given by Montgomery County Master Gardeners for senior citizens, covering a wide range of topics for green thumbs of all levels. Classes will be held on the third Thursday of each month starting in September. Register at the second floor Senior Welcome Desk. Free/Gratis.


September 24: Maker Faire
At Veterans Plaza and The Silver Spring Civic Building
240.777.0311
Noon – 5 p.m. This is the premier family festival celebrating making and creativity. With over 90 exhibitors, there’s so much to see and do. Hands-on activities like toy-making, robots, 3D printing, Rube Goldberg machines, and giant ball runs invite visitors to tap into their inner-maker and discover what they can create. See more here. Rain or Shine. Free/Gratis.


September 29: Downtown Annapolis Mini Trip

Damascus Senior Center
9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872
240.777.6995
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Join us as we take a trip to downtown Annapolis. We will visit the Banneker-Douglass Museum and the Annapolis Maritime Museum. Then, the City Dock where you can purchase lunch, shop, and walk around. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring money for lunch (or a bagged lunch) Cost $10.


Senior couple eat ice cream cones together on the beach

September 29: End of Summer Ice Cream Party with NoVa Ukulele Society
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240.777.8085
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Enjoy a variety of delicious ice cream flavors in the company of the NoVa Ukulele Society members whose mission is to stimulate interest, promote, educate, socialize and demonstrate the musical arts surrounding the ukulele and generally to further the appreciation of the ukulele. Free/Gratis.

 


September 29: Maryland Senior Olympics – Bocce Ball

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240.777.8085
9 a.m. For men and women, competition could last until September 30, if necessary. Cost $15. Register, here.

 


September 30: Kick-Off Karaoke
Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906
240.777.6870
6 – 10 p.m. For teens and adults with disabilities. DJ, pizza, dance. Cost $10. Register online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under activity #40299.

 



 

Tiny Tots/Li’l Ones
Enjoy open gym time with the toddler in mind. This parent-facilitated program gives children and parents an opportunity to play, socialize, meet new friends and have loads of fun. The program is equipped with indoor playground equipment, ride-on toys, balls and mats. See schedule and times:


Our popular Club Adventure afterschool program for kids in grades K-5 is back again this year! Expanded to 10 community centers around the county, students enjoy fun activities and homework time. It’s a great value for just $62 a month. Registration is now open, hurry! Many of these sites fill up fast each month.Register online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under Club Adventure.

The 10 community centers include Gwendowlyn Coffield, Damascus, East County, Long Branch, Marilyn J. Praisner, Mid-County, Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac, Plum Gar Neighborhood, Upper County, and White Oak.

 

 

 

 


 

 

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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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