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May Recreation Calendar

Montgomery County Recreation

RecCalendar – May 2017

May 1: Summer Camp Registration
Montgomery County Recreation offers a wide variety of exciting summer programs throughout the county with an emphasis on safety, convenience, affordability, and most of all…FUN! We offer over 150 summer programs that are designed to appeal to a variety of campers. With such a large range of programming, experienced and innovative staff, there is something for everyone. Register online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org


May 2: Men/Women Discussion Group
North Potomac Senior Center
13850 Travilah Rd., Rockville, MD 20850
240-773-4805
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Join us every Tuesday for a lively discussion on current topics that will be selected by the group. 14 sessions until August 8. Cost is $20.


May 2: Gardening Volunteers Needed
Long Branch Senior Center
8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240-777-6975
Our seven raised beds need care and nurturing. Donations of herbs, seeds, annuals, organic soil amendments or labor would be appreciated.


May 2: Senior Spring Fling
Potomac Community Recreation Center
11315 Falls Road, MD 20854
240-777-6956
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Musical entertainment by duo Andrea and Chyp. Raffle prizes. Lunch includes soup, salad, sandwiches, beverages, and dessert. Register online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under activity #34681. Cost $10 per person.


May 4: Cinco De Mayo Luncheon
Damascus Senior Center
9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872
240-777-6995
12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Chef Meegan will prepare a wonderful meal for our annual celebration. The menu is available at the reception desk. Cost of the meal age 55-59 is $7, 60+ donations requested.


May 4: Volunteer Celebration Brunch
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240-777-8085
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. The Center celebrates the contribution of our volunteers. Free/Gratis.


May 5-7: Aquatic Center Closed
Eunice Kennedy Shriver & Sargent Shriver Aquatic Center (KSAC)
5900 Executive Boulevard, N. Bethesda, MD 20852
240-777-8070 Aquatic center closed all day.


May 6: Move More Montgomery Festival
Bauer Drive Community Recreation Center
14625 Bauer Drive, Rockville, MD 20853
240-777-6922
12 p.m. – 4 p.m. The Move More Montgomery Festival is the culminating event of the Move More Montgomery 100 Miler Challenge and is open to the public. All ages are welcome. This field day type festival features a community walk, sport and fitness demos, active performances and mini-classes, interactive health and wellness booths and the Fido Fitness Arena (for our four-legged family members). Participants are encouraged to be active by completing vendor activities such as health screenings, fitness games and activities, and many others to earn tickets to be entered the Move More Montgomery Festival Raffle. Free/Gratis.


May 6: Sip & Paint
Mid County Community Recreation Center
2004 Queensguard Road, Silver Spring, MD 20906
240-777-6820
7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Grab your friends and meet us at the Mid-County Community Recreation Center for our first ever, “Paint & Sip”. There will be artists that will give you stroke-by-stroke instructions on how to paint an eye catching, full of vibrant colors painting. Pre-registration is required and seats will fill fast! All participants will receive all necessary painting materials and a complimentary glass of wine. Register online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under activity #34688. Cost is $44.


May 6: Unity Festival
Long Branch Community Recreation Center
8700 Piney Branch Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240-777-6965
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Join us for the Annual Unity Festival and participate in arts and crafts, games, vendors, multicultural food, face painting, moon bounce, indoor soccer tournament, celebrity basketball game featuring local celebrities and elected officials competing against our LBAA coaches. Free/Gratis.


May 6: Spring Community Day
Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center
4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase, MD 20851
240-777-6855
12 p.m. – 4 p.m. An afternoon of activities, music and entertainment for the family. Food trucks until 2 p.m. Enjoy a Mariachi Band, carnival games, caricaturist and more. Non-perishable food item will be collected for Manna Food center to combat hunger. Free/Gratis.


May 6: Yard Sale
Damascus Senior Center
9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872
240-777-6995
8 a.m. – 1 p.m. This is a community event outside in the grass that raises funds for future programs at the center. Rain date, May 31. Spots are 10 x 10 for $15 plus $5 to borrow a table.


May 6: Pitch, Hit & Run Competition
Plum Gar Local Park
19561 Scenery Drive, Germantown, MD 20876
240-777-4919
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Participant must be at least 7 years old, but less than 14. Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run a one day competition event for boys and girls. Parent/Guardian permission is required. Boys and girls compete separately and participants compete in four levels of competition including Locals, Sectionals, Team Championships and the National Finals at the MLB All-Star Game. Special guest appearance by the Frederick Keys mascot Keyote and Chick-Fil-a Cow. Register online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under activity #34476. Free/Gratis.


May 9: Summer Registration SOAR
4010 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902
8:30 a.m. – 2p.m. You can also register at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org.


May 13: Mallows Bay Canoe and Kayak Trip
Montgomery County Recreation Administrative Office
4010 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902
240-777-6895
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Join us for a short paddle to Mallows Bay a proposed marine sanctuary on the Potomac River. This area contains hundreds of old shipwrecks, many of which are visible from a boat. The wrecks have created a unique ecosystem and are home to eagles, herons, ospreys, egrets and hawks. Bring a lunch, plenty of water, wear water shoes, and dress for the weather. This trip is for individuals with disabilities, their friends and family members. Transportation will be provided by a county van from our office. Canoes, kayaks and equipment are provided. Swimming ability required. Register online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under activity #32250. Cost $35.00.


May 13: Lifeguard Training Review
Martin Luther King Jr. Swim Center
1201 Jackson Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240-777-8060
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. For ages 15 and up. Students looking to renew their lifeguard certification are elegible to do a blended learning review class provided that their certification is still current or recently expired. Students will receive a link to the blended learning material shortly after registration. This course work will require a 4-5 hour of learning prior to the class date. There is a $35 fee paid directly to the Red Cross to access the online material. This fee is in addition to the $125 paid at the time of registration for the skill evaluation session. Students should bring their on-line completion certificate to class. Failure to complete the on-line portion prior to the skill session will result in the student being unable to complete their certification renewal. Students will receive their e-cert directly from the Red Cross usually within seven days of the class completion. Register at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under activity #25083.


May 13: Mother’s Day Tea Party
Damascus Community Recreation Center
25520 Oak Drive, Damascus, MD 20872
240-777-6930
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Tea, Coffee, Art and Crumpets with a sipping and painting instruction, and an art gallery show 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. with local artist David Terrar. Teas are Earl Grey-Ginger-Macha, a variety of coffee, both are available hot or cold. Free/Gratis.

 


                  Summer Registration begins Monday, May 15 at 8:30 am; except for swim lessons which begin at 6:30 am. This is for both manual and online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org



May 16: Ice Cream Social
Damascus Senior Center
9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872
240-777-6995
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Enjoy your favorite ice cream with lots of toppings to choose. Free/Gratis.


May 17: Mother’s and Father’s Day Lunch
Long Branch Senior Center
8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240-777-6975
12 p.m. – 2 p.m. We will celebrate a combined Mother’s and Father’s Day with a special catered luncheon. Sign up at the reception desk of the second floor. $5 per person.


May 18: MGM National Harbor Casino
Damascus Senior Center
9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872
240-777-6995
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Bring comfortable walking shoes and money for lunch, gaming, shopping. Cost is $11 for transportation.


May 18: Antique Roadshow with Weschler’s Auctioneers and Appraisers
North Potomac Senior Center
13850 Travilah Rd., Rockville, MD 20850
240-773-4800
12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Ever wonder what the Coocoo clock your Mother left you was worth? Or that pocket watch your Grandfather gave you for your Bar Mitzvah? Well wonder no more, a representative from Weschler’s, the premier auction and appraisal house in Washington D.C. since 1890, will be on hand to offer informal appraisals of your prized possessions. Three item limit per senior. Light refreshments will be provided.


May 20: Cultivating Compassion Through Meditation
Potomac Community Recreation Center
11315 Falls Road, MD 20854
240-777-6956
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. For 18 and up. We all know the saying “you can’t love others unless you love yourself.” Learn how to orient your mind towards loving kindness, compassion and equanimity. The class will include short talks, guided meditations and small group discussions designed to increase your understanding of these concepts. These are powerful tools to reduce greed, anger and price by opening your heart to greater amounts of love for all beings- most importantly, to yourself. For more information contact Jerry at 301-540-8091 or send an email to mongo2@usa.net $46 per person.


May 20: Audacity of Hoops
Silver Spring Civic Center – Pavilion
One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910
240-777-8080
10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Audacity of Hoops is back! This popular 3-on-3 tourney is for County middle and high school students. Open to boys, girls and co-ed teams, registration is open and teams/free agents/individuals can sign up at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org, activity #35857. Middle school male students only will play at 10 a.m. Coed play is at noon for high school students.


May 21: Kayac Clinic
Martin Luther King Jr. Swim Center
1201 Jackson Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240-777-6895
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. This is a clinic for people with a disability and their family members 12 and older to try out a kayak in our outdoor pool. We will be in the lazy river at MLK Jr. Swim Center which is shallow with a very mild current. We provide instruction and equipment (life jackets, paddles, kayaks). Registration is required at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under activity #32069. Cost is $5 per person.


May 21: MoCo’s Got Talent Finals
Finals at the Fillmore Silver Spring
5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
For more information call 240-777-8080.


May 24: Anna Pappas and “A Class Act”
Damascus Senior Center
9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872
240-777-6995
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Anna Pappas and her dance troupe perform song and dance in costume. Free/Gratis.


May 24: Garden Party Luncheon
Damascus Senior Center
9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872
240-777-6995
12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Chef Meegan will prepare a great meal for the Damascus Senior Gardeners. Cost of meal is $7 for ages 55-59, and donations for those who are 60+.


May 24: Senior Housing Options with Custom Senior Leaving Search
Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906
240-777-4999
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. David Greenwood will discuss how he and his staff can help you find independent or assisted living care options in the MVA area. Free/Gratis.


May 25: Italian Delight
Ross Body Community Recreation Center
18529 Brooke Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20910
240-777-8050
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
This dinner will serve both vegetarians and omnivores. A Tuscan salad makes use of fava and cranberry beans paired with large shrimp to create harmonious favors, colors and textures. Next, we will prepare a Roman spinach pasta dish with fresh mushroom tomato sauce. Adding savory roasted turkey meatballs to the plate will satisfy omnivorous dinners. As a finishing touch, we will enjoy baked stuffed peaches. A wine paired with the entrée will be served with dinner. This class features take-home recipes as well as plenty to eat, so bring your appetite. A $25 food fee is payable to the instructor at class time. Menu: Shrimp and Mixed Bean Salad, Spinach Fettuccine with Mushroom Tomato Sauce, Turkey Meatballs, and Baked Stuffed Peaches. Register at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under activity #32048. Cost $30.


May 25: National Senior Health and Fitness Day
White Oak Senior Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240-777-6944
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Let’s celebrate National Senior Health day by enjoying several healthy food demonstrations, tastings, unique exercise classes, health screenings, and presentations. Participants will also enjoy a community walk. Free/Gratis.


May 26-27: Lifeguard Training Review
Martin Luther King Jr. Swim Center
1201 Jackson Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240-777-8060
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. For ages 15 and up. Students looking to renew their lifeguard certification are eligible to do a blended learning review class provided that their certification is still current or recently expired. Students will receive a link to the blended learning material shortly after registration. This course work will require 4-5 hours of learning prior to the class date. There is a $35 fee paid directly to the Red Cross to access the online material. This fee is in addition to the $125 paid at the time of registration for the skill evaluation session. Students should bring their on-line completion certificate to class. Failure to complete the on-line portion prior to the skill session will result in the student being unable to complete their certification renewal. Students will receive their e-cert directly from the Red Cross usually within seven days of the class completion. Register at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under activity #25084 or #25085.



May 30: Just Enough Spanish taught by Montgomery College
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240-777-8085
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Must pre-register with Montgomery College or
call 240-567-5188.


May 31: LGBTQ Aging in America with Dr. Imani Woody
North Potomac Senior Center
13850 Travilah Rd., Rockville, MD 20850
240-773-4805
11 a.m. 2 p.m. Join Dr. Woody as she discusses aging in America as a member of the LGBTQ community. Dr. Woody will challenge common stereotypes while providing some interesting insight on some of the laws and changes that are happening in our country. This is sure to be an engaging presentation. Free/Gratis.


May 31: Senior Prom
Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906
240-777-4999
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Join us for dinner as you get ready to put on your dancing shoes to experience a very special soiree with a very special companion.


May 31: National Senior Health and Fitness Day Wellness Fair
White Oak Senior Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240-777-6944
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Over 40 vendors will help you succeed on your way to wellness. Stress and skin screening, body fat analysis. Bone density, demonstrations and much more. Free/Gratis.



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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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