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Get Active with Recreation in May


MCM REC

Hablamos Español 240.777.6839

Registration For Summer Classes & Swim Lessons Begins May 11 at 6:30 a.m

May 6:  Cuba Today at Holiday Park Senior Center

1 – 2 p.m. (Free) Dr. Gerald Schneider, Ph.D. will share his learning and experience from his people-to-people visit to Cuba ten days after President Obama’s embargo relaxation message. Questions invited. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

 

May 6: ClancyWorks Dance Company Performance at Longwood Community Center

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. (Free) join us as the ClancyWorks Dance Company puts on an exciting presentation consisting of a wide range of dance philosophies. Call 240.777.6920 for more information.

 

May 6: Registration starts for Adult Softball Leagues

Cost is $495 for county team, $545.00 for out of county team. Deadline June 1, 2015. Registration will not be taken without payment. 5 weeks of doubleheaders, playoffs for men’s leagues. Game times 6 and 7 p.m. umpires and softballs provided. Teams must provide bases for local parks Layhill, Aspen Hill, Wheaton, and Olney. Call 240.777.6840 for more information.

 

May 7:  Music With Randy Motz Windtalker at Holiday Park Senior Center

1 – 2 p.m. $3.00 at the door, or free with HPSI. Beautiful and entertaining contemporary Native American flute music.  Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

 

May 11:  Live music with Steve Gellman at Holiday Park Senior Center

1 – 2 p.m. $3 at the door, free with HPSI card. He’ll bring his guitar and his talent…you just need to bring yourself and maybe a friend to enjoy Steve’s folk music and knowledge. Sing-along is always encouraged. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

 

May 11:  Registration For Summer Classes & Swim Lessons

Begins at 6:30 a.m.

May 15:  Art Gallery Show at Damascus Community Recreation Center

5:30 – 8 p.m. (free) featuring David Terrar’s Art Work depicting Damascus. Call 240.777.6930 for more information.

 

May 15:  Dance Club’s Friday with Mark Hanak at Holiday Park Senior Center

1 – 3 p.m. $5 at the door, $3 with HPSI card. Keyboardist Mark Hanak sings everything from Cole Porter to Swing, Broadway to the Beatles. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

 

May 15:  Senior Prom at Damascus Senior Center

6 – 8 p.m. Cost $5. All participants should wear their best clothes. We will have a DJ, prizes, finger food and beverages. Please make all checks to DSCSI. Call 240.777.6995 for more information.

 

May 15:  Military Appreciation Day at Schweinhaut Senior Center

1 – 3 p.m. (Free) to honor our veterans and their contributions to our country to keep us safe and strong throughout the years. An honor guard and representatives from The Encore Chorale will entertain with patriotic songs. Call 240.777.8085 for more information.

 

May 16:  Strawberry Festival at Good Hope Community Recreation Center

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Free) Rain or shine. Bulk strawberry sales, and strawberry ice cream. Business exhibits, live auction, craft vendors, kid’s games, face painting, entertainment. Call 240.777.6824 for more information.

 

May 16:  Art Festival at Damascus Community Recreation Center

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Forty local artisans and crafters will display their art work accompanied by dulcimers, flutes and other fine background music. Food for sale to benefit three local charities’ (Thor Team, Lions Club, and Faith Connections) work in supporting and mentoring local teens via programs, college scholarships, and GED teaching in partnership with Damascus Community Recreation Center. Call 240.777.6930 for more information.

 

May 18:  “The Illusionist” is the Monday Movie at Schweinhaut Senior Center

1 p.m. (Free) Call 240.777.8085 for more information.

 

May 19:  AARP Driver Safety Education Class at Plum Gar Community Recreation Center

10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. This is a one-day classroom safe driving course which focuses on defensive driving. Register online and bring a check for $15 payable to AARP. Also bring your AARP card. Call 240.777.4919 for more information.

 

May 20:  Live Music with Plumer Family Band at Holiday Park Senior Center

1 – 3 p.m. $2 at the door, or free with HPSI card. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

 

May 22:  Latin Dance Club at Holiday Park Senior Center

3 – 4 p.m. (Free). A dance class for Latin music lovers, where participants will learn the steps and how to dance with a partner. Taught by Wheaton High School’s RecZone Latin Dance award-winning team This month is Cumbia! Pre-registration required. Call 240-777-4999 for more information.

 

May 22:  A Tribute to Dean Martin at Schweinhaut Senior Center

1 p.m. Come sing and reminisce as Eric Richardson does a fantastic tribute performance to Dean Martin. Call 240.777.8085 for more information.

 

May 22:  Getting your Financial House in Order at Plum Gar Community Recreation Center

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Tax Free Income Solutions. Call 240.777.4919 for more information.

Memorial Day Weekend, May 23, 24 and 25, ALL COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTERS

AND SENIOR CENTERS ARE CLOSED

 

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May 29:  Water Safety Day at Gaithersburg Water Park

3:30 – 6:30 p.m. (Free swimming) learn how to prevent drowning, proper use of life jackets, water rescue skills. For more information visit gaithersburgmd.gov.

May 31:  Live MoCo’s Got Talent at the Fillmore Silver Spring in downtown Silver Spring

Middle school and high school students are invited to the final.  Call Youth Development Hotline for more information: 240.777.8080.

 

Pickleball as an open gym program at Damascus Community Recreation Center

10 a.m. -12 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Call 240.777.6930 for more information.

 

Club Rec:  Homework time, sports, games, arts and crafts, computer access, and special events.

3 – 6 p.m. Cost is $60 per month for the following facilities:

Damascus Community Recreation Center                           240.777.6930              Grades K-8

East County Community Recreation Center                        240.777.8090              Grades K-5

Gwendolyn Coffield Community Recreation Center   full  240.777.4900              Grades K-5

Long Branch Community Recreation Center                        240.777.6965              Grades K-5

Mid County Community Recreation Center                full    240.777.6820              Grades K-5

Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center     full  240.777.4970              Grades K-5

Plum Gar Community Recreation Center                               240.777.4919              Grades K-5

Upper County Community Recreation Center                      240.777.8077              Grades K-8

White Oak Community Recreation Center                            240.777.6940              Grades K-5

 

Interested in summer work? Montgomery County Recreation is now hiring summer staff. Apply to work at any of the following pools:Martin Luther King Jr. Indoor and Outdoor Pools,

Glenmont Outdoor Pool

Long Branch Outdoor Pool

Available positions:

Pool Operator – must have current Pool Operator’s license, Lifeguard, CPR/AED and First Aid certifications.

Lifeguard – must be 16 and have current Lifeguard, CPR/AED and First Aid certifications.

Pool Aide – must be 14 and willing to take Lifeguard training (position only at Glenmont).

Lesson Instructor – must be 15 and have a current Lifeguard, CPR/AED and First Aid certifications.

Cashier – must be 18 and have knowledge of computer operations.

 

To apply, pick up and complete preliminary application at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Swim Center.

For more information, including the schedule of Safety Training Classes, contact MLK Jr. Swim Center at 240.777.8060.

We Are Looking For A Few Good People 

Positions:Part-time/Seasonal/Substitute: Community Recreation Centers, Support Staff & Desk Attendant, After School Activities Coordinator, and Support Staff.

 

Hours/Shifts:Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings or Weekends.

 

Are you:Professional, Friendly, Responsible, Great with ALL Ages, Dependable, a Team Player, Positive and Hard Working?

 

 Contact:Karen Jordan                                   240.777.4988

Ingrid St. Villier                               240.777.6820

Dave Branick                                    240.777.4988

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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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