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March Events – MC Recreation

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March 1:  Tiny Tots at Scotland Neighborhood Recreation Center

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Free/Gratis.  This program is for 18 months and younger with adult participation required. Structured classes and story time, open gym. Program meets every Tuesday and Thursday. Call 240.777.8075 for more information.

March 1:  Senior Program at Scotland Neighborhood Recreation Center

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Free/Gratis.  This program is for seniors who will enjoy fitness, nutrition, classes, discussions, walking groups, and exercise sessions.  Program meets every Tuesday and Thursday. Call 240.777.8075 for more information.

March 3:  A Salute to Duke Ellington at Holiday Park Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 2 p.m.  $1.00 or free with HPSI membership card.  Live music with Christiana Drapkin. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

March 3:  Dream Leadership at Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Free/Gratis.  This is a youth program for ages 14-19. Youth will enjoy eight fun-filled sessions: how to be a leader, how to create a resume, strategies for success in life, college preparation, and the truth about drugs. Register under course #17087 at ActiveMontgomery.org. Call 240.777.4970 for more information.

March 4:  MoCo’s Got Talent Auditions at East County Community Recreation Center

5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Free/Gratis. Open to Montgomery County students enrolled in middle or high school. Register under course #17217 in ActiveMontgomery.org. MoCo’s Got Talent is a county wide talent competition for students to showcase their talents in the arts. Montgomery County youth will have an opportunity to audition for the 3rd MoCo’s Got Talent Finale show held at the Fillmore Silver Spring on Sunday, May 22, 2016. Call 240.777.8080 for more information.

March 4:  Potomac After Hours at Potomac Community Recreation Center

9:15 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Cost is $5. Potomac After Hours is a special program for 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Please join other middle schoolers for active and creative fun. This time is Live Band Night. Register here under activity #11952. Call 240.777.6956 for more information.

March 4:  DIY Night – Teen Café at East County Community Recreation Center

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  Free/Gratis.  Register under course #16343 at ActiveMontgomery.org. Teen Café is the ultimate after-hours hang out for Montgomery County middle and high school students, where the doors to the community recreation center are open to the neighborhood! Get in the mix or be independent. Each café will create a custom atmosphere where you can find activities from expressive arts and sports to leadership and employment help. Call 240.777.8080 for more information.

March 5-6:  Olney Indoor Swim Center (OSC)

16605 Georgia Avenue Olney, MD 20832. Center closed for Swim Meets. Call 240.777.4995 for more information.

March 5:  Polar Bear Family Swim Party at Germantown Indoor Swim Center

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.  $4 per person or $6 per person non-county resident. This program is for individuals with disabilities, their family, and friends. Everyone is invited to enjoy an evening of water slides, floating in the leisure pool, or relaxing in the spas. Parents and caregivers register for free, but must dress in swim attire to be on the deck or in the pool with your child or participant, No personal care provided. Register under course #11716 at ActiveMontgomery.org. Call 240.777.6870 for more information.

March 7:  “Choo-Choo” the Jazz Man at Holiday Park Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Free/Gratis.  Join us for the “Coffee House Music Series.” Coffee House will remain open with beverages and snacks for sale to enjoy. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

March 8:  National Nutrition Month at White Oak Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Free/Gratis. Learn about foods you think are healthy that are really not. Call 240.777.6944 for more information.

March 8:  The New Praisner Discussion Group at Marilyn J. Praisner Community Center

10:30 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Free/Gratis. Every Tuesday stimulating discussions on current events. Each session will be conducted by a moderator whose main function is to keep law and order so that everyone gets equal opportunity to speak. Call 240.777.4970 for more information.

March 11:  State Championship Celebration at Damascus Community Recreation Center

7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.  Free/Gratis.  Let’s celebrate the talents of our athletes in football, volleyball, wrestling, golf, male and female divers, and swimmers.  The Cheerleading and Pom squads have advanced to their highest MCPS level.  Desserts, drinks, and 10 bubble balls. Line dances and more. Call 240.777.6930 for more information.

March 16:  CarFit at Holiday Park Senior Center

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Free/Gratis.  Pre-Registration required. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

March 17:  St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon at Damascus Senior Center

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Price for meal: age 55-59 is $7.00, for 60+ donations requested. Chef Sue will make this day memorable for all.  The menu is available at the reception desk. Call the center for reservations at 240.777.6995.

March 17:  St. Patrick’s Day Lunch & Trivia at Holiday Park Senior Center

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Free/Gratis.  Pre-registration required. Wear your green and enjoy Irish folk music with Steve Gellman. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

March 18:  Fashion Friday – Teen Café at East County Community Recreation Center

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Free/Gratis.  Register under course #16344 at ActiveMontgomery.org. Teen Café is the ultimate after-hours hang out for Montgomery County middle and high school students, where the doors to the community center are open to the neighborhood! Get in the mix or be independent. Each café will create a custom atmosphere where you can find activities from expressive arts and sports to leadership and employment help. Call 240.777.8080 for more information.

March 18:  MoCo’s Got Talent Auditions at Germantown Community Recreation Center

5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Free/Gratis.  Open to Montgomery County students enrolled in middle or high school.  Register under course #17218 in ActiveMontgomery.org. MoCo’s Got Talent is a countywide talent competition for students to showcase their talents in the arts. Montgomery County youth will have an opportunity to audition for the 3rd MoCo’s Got Talent Finale show held at the Fillmore Silver Spring on Sunday, May 22, 2016. Call 240.777.8080 for more information.

March 18:  Freestyle Friday – Teen Café at Germantown Community Recreation Center

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Free/Gratis. Register under course #17015 at ActiveMontgomery.org. Teen Café is the ultimate after-hours hang out for Montgomery County middle and high school students, where the doors to the community center are open to the neighborhood! Get in the mix or be independent. Each café will create a custom atmosphere where you can find activities from expressive arts and sports to leadership and employment help. Call 240.777.8080 for more information.

March 18-20:  Germantown Indoor Swim Center (GISC)

18000 Central Park Circle Boyds, MD 20841 Closed For Swim Meets. Call 240.777.6830 for more information.

March 21 to April 1, Holiday Park Senior Center is closed for Spring Break.

March 22:  Creating Your Diabetic Plate at Holiday Park Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Free/Gratis.  Navigating food choices as a diabetic can be overwhelming. Wendy Weisblatt, registered dietitian from Suburban Hospital, will help create your “diabetic plate” as she discusses how to balance meals and make the healthiest food choices when living with diabetes. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

March 23:  Last day of registration of Spring Adult Basketball. Call 240.777.6810 for more information.

March 24:  Vegan Living Demonstration at White Oak Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Fee $2.00 per person, free food tastings.  Helpful information on meal-planning, do’s and don’t’s of veganism, preparing balanced and nutritional meals without animal meat or animal by-products, benefits of raw foods and “going” organic. Call 240.777.6944 for more information.

March 25:  Fast-Pitch Softball at East County Community Recreation Center

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Free/Gratis.  A one day event for middle school-age youth to learn the fundamentals of pitch softball. Register at ActiveMontgomery.org under course #17263.  Call 240.777.6870 for more information.

March 28th – March 30th:  Annual Spring Break High School Basketball Tournament at Mid-County Community Recreation Center. Call 240.777.6922 for more information.

March 29, 30, 31:  Tech Connect at Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

Free/Gratis.  Connecting Teens and Older Adults through Technology is a three-day session. Pre-register by March 5th.  Space is limited to six participants per timeslot. We will be offering one-on-one instruction for two curriculums:

Learn the Basics for Beginners

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  Are you new to computers? Perhaps you just want to know more about how computers work. This curriculum will cover the basic concepts of computers.

Ways to Communicate

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Learn to communicate with your friends and family through technology. This curriculum will cover e-mail, Facebook, and Skype. Call 240.777.8085 for more information.

March 31:  Golden Award Ceremony at White Oak Senior Center

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Free/Gratis.  Let’s celebrate excellence of our members. Our entire team of staff and instructors will vote to select the nominees and winners for each of our classes. Some of the categories are: White Oak woman/man of the year, senior sneaker award, super woman/man, can’t keep a good man/woman down, best class attendance, most improved, inspirational award, and many more. A reception follows. Call 240.777.6944 for more information.

March 31:  “The Greatest Ever: Babe Didrikson Zaharias’ Story” at Longwood Recreation Community Center

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Free/Gratis.  One woman show presented by Linda Kenyon of Senior Theater. Story by by Maribeth Theroux. Call 240.777.6920 for more information.

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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