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Mark Your Calendar for These May Events

From The Record:

MAY 3:  Unity Day Festival at Long Branch Community Recreation Center

We are celebrating with food, activities, crafts, an indoor soccer tournament, a performance from our fabulous club rec students, vendors and more! Check out this video of one of last year’s performances.

Date: Saturday, May 3

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Long Branch Community Recreation Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring


Mac Friday Carnival at Clara Barton Neighborhood Recreation Center

The last Mac Friday of the year will be celebrated with a carnival party for Mac Friday kids and friends in grades 3 – 6. Non-Mac Friday members are welcome to come for a $10 fee.

Date: Friday, May 9

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Location: Clara Barton Neighborhood Recreation Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John, MD


MAY 10:  Montgomery County Youth Advisory Committee Meeting for Teens

Teens of Montgomery – This is your chance to have your voice heard! Join County Executive Ike Leggett, members of the County Council, MCPS school board representatives and other decision makers who want to know YOUR thoughts, ideas, and experiences as a Montgomery County student.

Date: Saturday, May 10

Time: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Montgomery Blair High School, 51 University Blvd. East, Silver Spring, MD 20910


MAY 10: Spring Shopping Bazaar at Plum Gar Community Recreation Center

Shop the Spring Bazaar at Plum Gar! Plenty of specialty crafts and fine arts vendors selling everything from hats and small furniture to custom made dolls, and more!

Date: Saturday, May 10

Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Plum Gar Community Recreation Center 19561 Scenery Drive, Germantown, MD


MAY 17:  Strawberry Festival at Good Hope Community Recreation Center

Join us rain or shine for lots of fun, entertainment and of course, Strawberries! Enjoy fresh strawberries, ice cream, plus hot dogs and beverages to snack on. Browse craft and business vendors, play kids games, and enjoy free face painting. Plus, be entertained by the Montgomery’s Got Talent competition with prizes being awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place!

Date: Saturday, May 17

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Good Hope Community Recreation Center, 14715 Good Hope Rd. Silver Spring, MD 20905


MAY 17:  Spring Fest at Lawton Community Recreation Center

We’ll be spending the day hopping along the egg hunt, dancing to music, playing carnival games, running through the moon bounce obstacle course, and enjoying light refreshments at the annual Spring Fest. Won’t you join us?

Date: Saturday, May 17

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Location: Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center, 4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase, MD 20815


MAY 18:  MoCo’s Got Talent

Middle school and high school students will entertain and delight at The Fillmore in Silver Spring. Cheer on these talented youth who are brave enough to take the stage, and enjoy an afternoon of fun for the whole family!

Date: Sunday, May 18

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Location: The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910


MAY 18:  Montgomery’s Got Talent for Seniors

We are celebrating the talent and creativity of our county residents age 55 and over during the Montgomery’s Got Talent Senior Talent Showcase! Doors open at noon for exhibits and the show starts at 1:00. Tickets are $5.00.

Date: Sunday, May 18

Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm (doors and exhibits open at noon)

Location: Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. Bethesda, MD 20814


MAY 30:  Water Safety Day at Gaithersburg Water Park

Montgomery County Recreation is proud to sponsor this important and FREE event to help residents stay safe at the pool and water parks this summer.

Learn how to prevent drowning, proper use of life jackets, water rescue skills, skin cancer prevention, and get swim lesson evaluations. Food will be available to purchase.

Date: Friday, May 30

Time: 3:30 – 6:30 pm

Location: Gaithersburg Water Park, 512 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877


Tai Chi in May at Clara Barton Community Recreation Center

Join us for Tai Chi with Suburban Hospital on Tuesdays from 3:30 – 4:30pm. This is open to any age! Register through Suburban Hospital or pick up an application at the center.

Date: Tuesdays

Time: 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Location: Clara Barton Neighborhood Recreation Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John, MD

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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