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Happenings in White Oak Community Recreation Center

White OakWhite Oak Community Recreation Center is located in Silver Spring, near Route 29.

The White Oak center is an eco-friendly, LEED certified, state of the art multi-purpose recreational facility that provides a variety of activities and experiences for all ages including open gym activities, classes, programs, and special events.

WO’s objective is to offer activities and experiences, which provide customers with personal enjoyment and satisfaction. The center is open seven days a week. Call 240.777.6940 for more information.

Summer Programs: 

Lacrosse Camp-Global Kids

Ages 8-14: Campers will learn or improve basic skills like throwing, catching, cradling, shooting, and defending.
Instructor: Global Children’s Center

Location: White Oak Community Recreation Center
373855 7/7-7/11 12 – 4 p.m. $155

Location: Meadowbrook Local Park
373854 7/14-7/18 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $155

Ridgeview Middle School
373856 7/28-8/1 12 – 4 p.m. $155

 

One-on-One Multi-Sport Camp
Ages 6-12: This camp will be a mix of drills, contests, & games. Sports will include basketball, soccer, kickball, funball, capture the flag, & more.
Instructor: Inc One on One Basketball

Location: White Oak Community Recreation Center
372802 7/7-7/11 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $195

Location: Luxmanor ES
372803 7/21-7/25 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $195

Location: Ridgeview Middle School
372804 7/28-8/1 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $195

 

Let’s Cook Camp
Ages 5-12: Campers will make delicious desserts and mouth-watering main courses.
Instructor: Global Children’s Center

White Oak Community Recreation Center
373825 7/7-7/11 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $155

Location: Ashburton Elementary School
373824 6/16-6/20 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $155

Location: Meadowbrook Local Park
373832 7/14-7/18 12 – 4 p.m. $155

Location: Stonegate Elementary School
374302 7/21-7/25 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $155

 

Mad Science: CRIME SCENE AND CHEMISTRY!
Ages 6-12: Mad Science introduces you to life in the form of cells and organs and to how the science behind life can help you solve a crime!
Instructor: Mad Science

White Oak Community Recreation Center
372926 8/18-8/22 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $379
372927 8/18-8/22 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $199
372928 8/18-8/22 1 – 4 p.m. $199

 

PILATES

Pilates for Fitness by Fit 2 Believe
Ages 16 & Up: If you want a workout that will increase strength, flexibility and your energy levels pilates for fitness is for you. Our program is designed
to help lengthen, realign and redefine your body while improving posture, balance and coordination, easing chronic pain, and focusing on mental stability as well.
Each participant will receive a t-shirt.
For more information contact Sean at: fit2believe@gmail.com.
7 Sessions $63
Instructor: Fit to Believe

White Oak Community Recreation Center 6/17 Tu 7 – 8 p.m.

 

 

First Aid and CPR Certification
Ages 13 & Up: This class is intended to shine the light on the importance of knowing First Aid and CPR. You will interactively learn how to properly R.E.A.C.T. in an emergency situation, accurately perform CPR, and how to administer first aid.
For more info, email firstaideducators@gmail.com. A $10 material fee is due to instructor at class.

1 Session $45
Instructor: Tiquia Bennett
382634 White Oak Community Recreation Center 8/2 Saturady 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
382638 Longwood Community Recreation Center 6/7 Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
382636 Germantown Community Recreation Center 6/8 Sunday 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
382640 Wisconsin Place Community Recreation Center 6/10 Tuesday 6 – 8:30 p.m.
382639 Potomac 6/22 Sunday 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
382635 Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center 6/28 Saturday 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
382637 Bauer Community Recreation Center 7/26 Saturday 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

Zumba with Step-n-Sweat Fitness
Ages 16 & Up (13-15 if accompanied by parent or guardian): It’s time to ‘Ditch the Workout and join the Zumba party. This latin based cardio workout will have you burning up to 1000 calories an hour while having fun. Move to the sounds of soca, salsa, merengue, hip hop, reggaetone, old and new school and of course, line dances.
Questions? contact Cheryl at chicks2@mindspring.com or 301.642.0612.
There’s a Party going on in this Zumba class, so come and join us!!!!!

6 Sessions $36
Instructor: Cheryl D. Hicks
382533 White Oak Community Recreation Center 6/21 Saturday 10 – 11 a.m.

 

Cooking

Wine & Dine-Adults

Wines You’ve Never Heard Of

Ages 21 & Up: Ask any wine aficionado about matching a good Indian Curry with wine and they will just shake their head. Some people won’t believe it, but you really can find good wines to match with a good Indian Beef Vindaloo (served with basmati rice, of course). Or how about matching three good wines with spicy, barbecued chicken? Of course we’ll also have to do a seafood dish; in this case it will be a Shrimp and Andoui Sausage Gumbo. This dish is real Louisiana style with our own homemade roux and finished off with okra and file’, just like they make it in the bayou. Our wine selection will be from all kinds of places; no California, no Australia and no French. Remember, in these classes we cook, clean up, then taste the three foods with the three paired wines. Take home recipes and extensive wine notes provided. So schedule the baby sitter and plan your monthly date night. $25 food and wine fee due instructor at class time.

1 Sessions $55

Instructor: James Davis

382549 White Oak CRC 7/11 F 7:00pm-10:00pm

 

Cooking With Red Wine Ages 21 & Up: We will offer all new recipes, never before offered in any of our classes. Recipes will include seafood in Red Curry with Sticky Rice; Pork Tenderloin with Spicy Red Wine-Blackberry Sauce; and of course a beef dish, Braised Short Ribs With Red Wine, Apricots, And Black Olives. We will have at least 9 of the best bets for wine to cook with along with the matching recipes. Remember, in these classes we cook, clean up, then taste the three foods, each with the three paired wines. Take home recipes and extensive wine notes provided. $25 food and wine fee due instructor at class time.

1 Sessions $55

Instructor: James Davis

382551 White Oak Community Recreation Center 9/5 Friday 7 – 10 p.m.

 

General Cooking

Real Thai, Still Real Good

Ages 15 & Up: Always one of the most popular classes we offer. This will also be a Thai class to remember, and contains wonderful recipes that you can easily duplicate at home. Impress your friends and family at your next party and use some of these recipes and new techniques. This class features all new and soon to be old favorite recipes. We will start with Pork Salad Lettuce Wraps followed by Coconut Ginger Chicken Soup for a first course. We will then prepare Roasted Chili Flank Steak served with a terrifically easy rice pilaf that never fails. Finally, we end with a traditional Thai dessert, Coconut Corn Pudding. Remember, in this class we eat what we fix, so bring an appetite. This class features take home recipes as well as plenty to eat! $20 food fee due instructor at class time.

1 Session $65

Instructor: James Davis

382552 White Oak Community Recreation Center 7/19 Sa 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 

Cooking Skills I

Ages 15 & Up: The best way to feel more comfortable in the kitchen is to be more familiar with some of the basic cooking techniques that make all tasks just a little easier. You will learn by doing! You will learn knife skills including how to slice different foods, dice and chop onions, and even how to hone and sharpen your knives. Cooking techniques will include how to know the difference between saute, stew, roast and braise. You will fix a first class lunch in the process. The menu includes an Herbed Pork Involtini (Pork rolled with herbed cheese) first course followed by Asian Glazed Chicken Thighs served with fool-proof rice pilaf and fresh vegetables from the farmers market. For dessert, we have something you’ve never seen before; Dessert Tacos! You have to see these to believe them. This class features take home recipes as well as plenty to eat! So bring an appetite and join us. $20.00 food fee due instructor at class time.

1 Session $65

Instructor: James Davis

382558 White Oak Community Recreation Center 9/13 Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 

Cooking Skills II

Ages 15 & Up: Now with more knife skills and techniques to ease your time in the kitchen and prepare great food. First, we will prepare a delightful appetizer recipe of Barbecue Glazed Turkey Meatballs (we’ll serve them on a toothpick), then an entree of Pan Seared Salmon with an Orange Vinaigrette accompanied by the freshest veggies we can pick up at the farmers market. To top it off, we’ll have homemade shortcakes topped with fresh berries. Kitchen Skills I is not a pre-requisite, but this class is not for the novice or beginner cook. This class features take home recipes as well as plenty to eat! So bring an appetite and join us. $20.00 food fee due instructor at class time.

1 Session $65

Instructor: James Davis

382559 White Oak Community Recreation Center 9/20 Sa 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 

Knife Skills

Ages 18 & Up: The proper use of the chef’s knife in the kitchen will do as much to improve your cooking ability as anything else you can do. This is a hands-on class that emphasizes proper technique, safety, selection of proper knives and care and upkeep. We’ll discuss how knives are made and even what kind of cutting board to buy. You can use our knives, bring your own to use (we’ll evaluate them for you) or purchase new ones from the complete line of professional knives that we have available (and you even get a discount!). You will peel, slice and chop vegetables and fruits as well as separate and de-bone a chicken. You will use a peeler, chef’s knife, paring knife and boning knife during the course of the class. Lunch will be prepared from the fruits of your labors, so bring an appetite. $15 food fee due instructor at class time.

1 Session $65

Instructor: James Davis

382557 White Oak Community Recreation Center 8/2 Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 

 

Pottery

Handcrafted Pottery All Levels

Ages 16 & Up: All Levels: Discover clay and glazes in a creative, friendly environment. Work on individual projects with instructor’s guidance. Bring clay tools and old towel. $30 material fee due to instructor at the first class.

6 Sessions $102

Instructor: Pamela Reid

382391 White Oak Community Recreation CenterC 6/24 Tuesday 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Pottery Open Studio

Ages 16 & Up: Intermediate/Advanced: Handbuilding, wheel-throwing, decorating and glazing techniques for experienced students. Studio is equipped with wheels, extruders and slab roller. Instructor is available for demonstration and assis­tance. $30 material fee due at first class.

6 Sessions $132

Instructor: Pamela Reid

382389 White Oak Community Recreation Center 6/24 Tuesday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

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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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