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January Recreation Events Not to be Missed

Since 1954, the Department of Recreation (MCR) has remained dedicated to providing inclusive quality recreation programs and activities that serve the recreation and leisure needs of the Montgomery County community. The Department manages 34 facilities including community and neighborhood recreation centers, senior centers, and indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities and provides thousands of programs such as out-of-school activities, aquatics, classes, youth and adult sports programs and leagues, senior programs, and therapeutic recreation that enhance the quality of life for participants of all ages, cultures, and abilities. The Department of Recreation is nationally recognized for its excellence in the provision of facilities and programs.

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January 9: 2015 RecZone County Cup at Long Branch Community Recreation Center
5:00 p.m. Cost is $10 per player, course #402667, student ID is required. Open to all Montgomery County High School students. Call 240.777.6916 for more information.

January 10:  Kaleidoscope Art at Plum GarCommunity Recreation Center
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Ages 16 and up with disabilities, $50 for 8 sessions. Register under course #394754. Call 240.777.4919 for more information.

January 13:  Adult Swim at Martin Luther King Swim Center
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Ages 18 and up with disabilities, $40 for 8 sessions. Register under course #394733. Same class is offered at Germantown ISC, Olney Swim Center on Wednesdays and Fridays. Call 240.777.6870 for more information.

January 13:  Wind Talker Concert at Plum Gar Community Recreation Center
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. For Active 55+. Come along on a breathtaking multimedia journey to majestic and awe-inspiring landscapes, set to the hauntingly beautiful sound of Native American Flute. Call 240.777.4919 for more information.

January 14:  Beginning Handbuilt Pottery for Adults at Wheaton Community Recreation Center
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up with disabilities, $70 for 8 sessions. Register under course #394737.  Same class is offered at White Oak CRC on Thursdays. Call 240.777.6870 for more information.

January 15:  TR Swimming for Adults with Physical Disabilities at Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center
8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Cost is $50 for 8 sessions. Register under course #394806. This is a swimming and aquatic exercise class for people with MS and/or physical disabilities who want to work on their fitness and flexibility in an aquatic environment. Call 240.777.6870 for more information.

January 15:   Dance Fitness at Holiday Park Senior Center
1:00 p.m.-1:55 p.m. Exercise with funky rock music, get limber, balanced, and have fun. Enjoy ten sessions for $48, or $40 W/HPSI. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.


January 20: Camp Registration starts


January 21:  Blood Pressure Screening at Damascus Senior Center
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Free) Call 240.777.6995 for more information.

 January 24:  Mix-Match Bash at Holiday Park Senior Center
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Ages 15 & Up with disabilities. A registration form is required. All dancers pay $8.00 pre-register or $10:00 at the door. Dress in a fun combination of stripes, plaids, bright colors, two different shoes, different socks, or more. Prizes awarded for most creative attire. Call 240.777.6870 for more information.

Friday Night Hypes:  6:30 p.m – 8:30 p.m. $5 per child each night includes meal. Parents and family are welcome to attend; the meal ticket is $3 for parents and families, this program is for grades 2-5. Enjoy movies, games, music, and food, theme nights, and much more.

January 9:  PJ’s Movie Night at Gwendolyn E. Coffield Community Recreation Center

January 9: Karaoke Night at East County Community Recreation Center

January 16: Let’s Move at Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center

January 16:  Movies and Pajama Night at Mid-County Community Recreation Center

January 30:  Family Fit Night at White Oak Community Recreation Center

Club Friday:  Club Friday is filled with fun activities such as: games, sports, movies, DJ, dancing, arts & crafts, theme nights, raffles and special events that every child will enjoy. Come out and join in the fun! Meets October through May. Check specific locations for dates and times. The program is for grades 3-6 and the fee is a one-time payment of $50.

Clara Barton    6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.     #393764          until May 1                   240.777.4910

Germantown   7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.       #393766          until March 13             240.777.8095

Longwood       7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.         #393768          until March 13             240.777.6920

Plum Gar         6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.          #393765          until April 17                240.777.4919

Potomac          7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.          #393770          until March 13             240.777.6960

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

3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Cost is $60 per month for the following facilities:

Damascus Community Recreation Center                #391396          240.777.6930              Grades K-8

East County Community Recreation Center               #394100          240.777.8090              Grades K-5

Gwendolyn Coffield Community Recreation Center   #391393          240.777.4900              Grades K-5

Long Branch Community Recreation Center              #391402          240.777.6965              Grades K-5

Mid County Community Recreation Center                #391405          240.777.6820              Grades K-5

Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center     #391411 full    240.777.4970              Grades K-5

Plum Gar Community Recreation Center                   #391408          240.777.4919              Grades K-5

Upper County Community Recreation Center#391414          240.777.8077              Grades K-8

White Oak Community Recreation Center                  #391417          240.777.6940              Grades K-5

Published on Dec 16, 2014

Perfiles” or “Profiles”, is a Spanish language special program where Montgomery County brings you a one-on-one interview with some of Montgomery County’s Latino government employees. On this edition the program features Elizabeth Ortega-Lohmeyer from Montgomery County Recreation.

County Seniors Have a Free Ride to Fun, Fellowship, and Activity

It’s easy! It’s free! It’s our curb-to curb shuttle service to the County’s five senior centers for those aged 55 and above. Thanks to our friends at the Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA), seniors are able to become more active and engaged. Check out the video, you’ll love Luicie, who says, “and now I start to do the yoga.” Tell your friends and neighbors about this great program.

Adultos Mayores disfrutan de un viaje gratuito de Diversión, Amistad y Actividades.

Es fácil, es gratis, Es nuestro servicio de buses de esquina a esquina a cinco centros para aquellos que son 55 años o más. Gracias a nuestra alianza con el Concejo Judío para Mayores (JCA) los adultos mayores pueden estar más activos y comprometidos con su salud. Mire nuestro video, le encantará Luicie, quien dice “y ahora hago Yoga” Pásele la voz a sus amigos y vecinos sobre este programa, que no se lo pierdan.

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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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