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MC Recreation April’s events

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Upcoming Events April 2016

 April 1: Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center Modified Schedule

5900 Executive Boulevard

N Bethesda, MD 20904

240.777.8070

Due to a dive meet KSAC will have the following modified schedule:

April 1: Deep end closed from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be no lap swimming or deep water running. The dive well will be closed all day.

April 2 and April 3: The dive well and slide will be closed all day. During recreational swim, there will be no deep water running and only limited lap lanes available in the deep end.

 

April 1 & 8:  Shopping Quick Trip

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1000 Forest Glen Road

Silver Spring, MD 20901

240.777.8085

9-11:15 a.m. Take a trip with the Holly Hall Seniors to the Hillandale or White Oak Shopping Centers. The bus will be returning to the center at 11:15 a.m. Must be able to carry your purchases. Free/Gratis

 

April 1:  MoCo’s Got Talent Auditions

Mid-County Community Recreation Center

2004 Queensguard Road

Silver Spring, MD 20906

240.777.8080

5-9 p.m.  Open to Montgomery County students enrolled in middle or high school. Register under course #17219 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. Free/Gratis

 

April 1:  Diabetes Self-Management Workshop

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1000 Forest Glen Road

Silver Spring, MD 20901

240.777.8085

1-3:30 p.m.  Every Friday during April, a free six-week workshop series on how to better maintain a fulfilling life with Type1, Type2, or Pre-Diabetes. Pre-registration required. To register, call 301-754-8800. Free/Gratis

 

April 1:  National Start Walking Day

White Oak Senior Center

1700 April Lane

Silver Spring, MD 20904

240.777.6944

10-11 a.m.  You will be walking around the neighborhood at your leisure for a mile. Healthy refreshments will be provided. Free/Gratis

 

April 1- 29:  White Oak Seniors Get Active Challenge

White Oak Senior Center

1700 April Lane

Silver Spring, MD 20904

240.777.6944

1-2 p.m.  Exercise your way across Hawaii. Join us by participating in an exercise challenge where you will track your physical activity whether it is here at White Oak Senior Center or at home. The tour will last throughout the month of April. For every 30 minutes of exercise you will get to log in one mile. We will help you track your mileage so you can see how far you come. This initiative is to help you see how much physical activity you are actually engaged in. Join us and celebrate living well. You never know how much you really exercise until you track it. There will be a reception and an award ceremony to celebrate the miles exercised. Free/Gratis

 

April 4-15:  Gymnasium is closed [see exceptions below]

Longwood Community Recreation Center

19300 Georgia Avenue

Brookeville, MD 20833

240.777.6920

Due to maintenance and updates the gymnasium will close through April 15.  It will open for the 7 pm Karate/Jujitsu on Monday, 4/11, and for all drop-in use on Saturday, 4/9.

 

April 4 & 18:  Comedy Hour 

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1000 Forest Glen Road

Silver Spring, MD 20901

240.777.8085

2- 3 p.m. Bring a joke, a funny story, or just bring you. The only requirement is a desire to laugh and have a good time. Free/Gratis

 

April 5:  Tiny Tots

Scotland Neighborhood Recreation Center

7700 Scotland Drive

Potomac, MD 20854

240.777.8075

12-2 p.m. This program is for children 18 months and younger with adult participation required. Program is structured classes and story time and open gym. Program meets every Tuesday and Thursday. Free/Gratis

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April 5:  Inspirational Cardmaking Class

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1000 Forest Glen Road

Silver Spring, MD 20901

240.777.8085

1:30-3 p.m. Join Cindy Boccucci in making inspirational cards. All materials will be provided. Free/Gratis

 

April 5:  The New Praisner Discussion Group

Marilyn J. Praisner Community Center

14906 Old Columbia Pike

Burtonsville, MD 20866

240.777.4970

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Participate in stimulating discussions on current events. Each session will be conducted by a moderator whose main function is to keep order so that everyone gets equal opportunity to speak. Free/Gratis

 

April 5:  Senior Program

Scotland Neighborhood Recreation Center

7700 Scotland Drive

Potomac, MD 20854

240.777.8075

12-2 p.m.  This program is for seniors who enjoy fitness, nutrition, classes, discussions, walking groups, and exercise sessions.  Program meets every Tuesday and Thursday. Free/Gratis

 

April 6:  Know Your Numbers/Spa Day Event

White Oak Senior Center

1700 April Lane

Silver Spring, MD 20904

240.777.6944

10 a.m.-3 p.m. In honor of Stress Awareness month, you can check your vitals by getting your blood pressure, blood levels, and cholesterol checked. Once you get those checked, you will be able to get a haircut, make-up, massage, or manicure at no charge. This event is in a partnership with Senior Zone Radio station. Free/Gratis

 

April 6:  The Golden Aires Band

Damascus Senior Center

9701 Main Street

Damascus, MD 20872

240.777.6995

1-2 p.m. The Golden Aires play music from the Big Band era of the 1930s and 40s to entertain our seniors. Free/Gratis

 

April 6:  Dinner + Movie at the Park

Holiday Park Senior Center

3950 Ferrara Drive

Wheaton, MD 20906

240-777-4999

6:30-8:30 p.m. Watch “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”. Movie is free. Dinner is $5.30 including taxes. Select your menu and pre-register for dinner at the center’s front desk.

 

 

April 6:  Silver Spring Library Quick Trip

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1000 Forest Glen Road

Silver Spring, MD 20901

240.777.8085

9:30-11:10 a.m. Take the bus with us down to the fantastic new Silver Spring Library. Bus will leave the library at 11a.m. Free/Gratis

 

April 7:  File of Life Presentation 

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1000 Forest Glen Road

Silver Spring, MD 20901

240.777.8085

10:30-11:45 a.m. Jim Resnick presents the “File of Life”. Learn why it’s so important to have information on how to be prepared for emergencies. Free/Gratis

 

April 7:  Dream Leadership

Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center

14906 Old Columbia Pike

Burtonsville, MD 20866

240.777.4979

6:30-8:30 p.m. This is a youth program for ages 14-19. Youth will enjoy 4 fun-filled sessions in April on: 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. Free/Gratis

 

April 8:  MoCo’s Got Talent Auditions

Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center

4301 Willow Lane

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

240.777.8080

5-9 p.m.  Open to Montgomery County students enrolled in middle or high school. Register under course #17220 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. Free/Gratis

 

April 8:  Potomac after Hours – Mystery Night

Potomac Community Recreation Center

11315 Falls Road

Potomac, MD 20854

240.777.6956

9:15-11 p.m. Potomac after Hours is a special program for 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Please join other middle schoolers for active and creative fun. Register in ActiveMontgomery.org under activity #11953. Cost is $5.

 

April 9:  The Chance to Play Baseball

South Germantown Recreational Park

14501 Schaeffer Road

Boyds, MD 20841

240.777.6870

10:30-11:45 a.m. for ages 4-14, register under course #17155 in ActiveMontgomery.org

12-1:15 p.m. for ages 15 & up, register under course #17156 in ActiveMontgomery.org

The Miracle League gives hundreds of children with disabilities something few dreamed possible. The Washington Nationals Miracle Field incorporates a cushioned surface that accommodates wheelchairs and other walking assistance devices, while helping prevent injuries. Cost is $50 for 8 sessions.

 

April 10:  Women’s 18+ Basketball

Bauer Drive Community Recreation Center

14625 Bauer Drive

Rockville, MD 20853

240.777.6893

9:30-11:30 a.m. This is a non-competitive, drop-in basketball program, just for women. This is a great way to meet new people and have fun. All skills levels encouraged. Register under course #17086 in ActiveMontgomery.org. Cost is $48 for 6 weeks for residents, $63 for non-residents.

April 10 through April 16:  The Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center will be closed for spring maintenance.

 

April 13:  Latin Dance Workshop

Holiday Park Senior Center

3950 Ferrara Drive

Wheaton, MD 20906

240.777.4999

6:30-7:25 p.m. Carlos Rodriguez will teach you steps on how to move your body to salsa, cumbia, cha-cha, merengue, and many more. Free/Gratis

 

April 14-21 Primary Early Voting

10-8 p.m. The following Recreation centers are open for early voting:

Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center

14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866

Mid-County Community Recreation Center

2004 Queensguard Road, Silver Spring, MD 20906

Damascus Community Recreation Center

25520 Oak Drive, Damascus, MD 20872

Germantown Community Recreation Center

18905 Kingsview Road, Germantown, MD 20874

Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center

4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Potomac Community Recreation Center

11315 Falls Road, Potomac, MD 20854

Check the BOE website for other locations

 

April 15:  MoCo’s Got Talent Auditions “Free Style Friday”

White Oak Community Recreation Center

1700 April Lane

Silver Spring, MD 20904

240.777.8080

5-9 p.m.  Open to Montgomery County students enrolled in middle or high school. Register under course #16498 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. Free/Gratis

 

April 15:  Teen Café

White Oak Community Recreation Center

1700 April Lane

Silver Spring, MD 20904

240.777.8080

7-10 p.m.  Register under course #1498 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. Free/Gratis

 

April 15:  Men’s 4v4 Futsal-style Indoor Soccer League

Mid-County Community Recreation Center

2004 Queensguard Road

Silver Spring, MD 20906

240.777.6820

Each Friday from 6-9pm. For adults ages 18+.   Guaranteed 6 games and playoffs. From April 15 to June 3, 2016. Register in ActiveMontgomery.org under course #17273. Cost is $375 per team.

 

April 18:  Volunteer Celebration Brunch

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1000 Forest Glen Rd.

Silver Spring, MD 20901

12:30-2:30 p.m. Party with all our volunteers. Free/Gratis

 

April 18:  Coffeehouse Music Series – Ellis Woodward

Holiday Park Senior Center

3950 Ferrara Drive

Wheaton, MD 20906

240.777.4999

1-2 p.m. The center’s café remain open with beverages and snacks for sale to enjoy. Free/Gratis

 

April 19:  Rat Pack Karaoke

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1000 Forest Glen Road

Silver Spring, MD 20901

240.777.8085

1-2p.m.  Featuring the music of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr., “Rat Pack Karaoke” is packed with classic Rat Pack hits. We encourage you to sing & recall the lyrics, titles, and tunes of the crooners you know and love. Free/Gratis

 

April 20:  Folk Songs with Peter Hirsh

Damascus Senior Center

9701 Main Street

Damascus, MD 20872

240.777.6995

1-2 p.m. Peter Hirsh makes his debut at the center singing folk songs. Free/Gratis

 

April 20:  Winning Life’s Toughest Battles

Bauer Drive Community Recreation Center

14625 Bauer Drive

Rockville, MD 20853

240.777.6923

12-1 p.m. This seminar is presented by Bill Needy, peak performance coach, ordained minister, and chaplain at Brooke Grove Retirement Village. Explore the distinguishing characteristics of those who survive traumatizing situations and focus on ways in which to shape or reshape suffering in order to flourish. Free/Gratis

 

April 20:  Family Conversation about Driving

Holiday Park Senior Center

3950 Ferrara Drive

Wheaton, MD 20906

240.777.4999

6:30-7:30 p.m. It is not easy to talk to mom or dad about our concerns about their ability to drive. Hear from the experts on how to start discussing this topic. Learn about alternatives to driving, and how to transition to other means of transportation. Program presented by Jewish Social Services agency and Montgomery County Aging and Disability.  Free/Gratis

 

April 20:  Musical Performance by Chyp and Andi

White Oak Senior Center

1700 April Lane

Silver Spring, MD 20904

240.777.6944

1-2 p.m.  Free/Gratis

 

April 20:  It’s Never Too Late to Learn to Play Music

Holiday Park Senior Center

3950 Ferrara Drive

Wheaton, MD 20906

240.777.4999

1-2 p.m.  Have you always wanted to learn to read music or play an instrument? Did you stop playing a beloved instrument because life got in the way? It’s never too late to learn. Come learn about various instruments and maybe even get a chance to play along in an impromptu performance. Program presented by Back to Rock. Free/Gratis

 

April 20:  New York City Ballet Workout for seniors with Juliet Verdi

Holiday Park Senior Center

3950 Ferrara Drive

Wheaton, MD 20906

240.777.4999

5:30-6:25 p.m. Practice low impact ballet steps and yoga stretches. This is a modified and choreographed work out loosely based on the New York City Ballet work out for mature adults and seniors. You will need to be fit enough to get up and down from the floor, for the warm up part of the class. For the ballet part, you can have the aid of a chair, until you build up your balance. Cost is $38 for 8 weeks, or $32 with HPSI card.

 

April 22: A Day in the Life 2016

Everywhere in Montgomery County Recreation

Montgomery Community Media celebrates the fourth annual “Day in the Life of Montgomery County.” MCM invites local shutterbugs, professional, and amateur photographers alike to help capture what your day is like in Montgomery County. Email your images and videos of Montgomery County Recreation to pix@mymcmedia.org or Tweet photos @mymcmedia #ditl

 

April 25:  Pianist Li-Ly Chang

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1000 Forest Glen Road

Silver Spring, MD 20901

240.777.8085

1-2 p.m.  Spring is here! Dance around the world as Li-Ly Chang plays piano. In addition, there will be a poetry reading from our own Kay Dennison. Audience participation will be encouraged. Free/Gratis

 

April 26:  Primary Election Day

7-8 p.m.  Below are Community Recreation Centers that are open for primary voting.  Check the Board of Election  website for other locations:

Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center

14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866

Mid-County Community Recreation Center

2004 Queensguard Road, Silver Spring, MD 20906

Damascus Community Recreation Center

25520 Oak Drive, Damascus, MD 20872

Germantown Community Recreation Center

18905 Kingsview Road, Germantown, MD 20874

Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center

4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Potomac Community Recreation Center

11315 Falls Road, Potomac, MD 20854

 

April 26:  National Institutes of Health Visitor Center Tour

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1000 Forest Glen Road

Silver Spring, MD 20901

240.777.8085

9:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tours are designed to provide information on scientific and medical research that improves human health and prevents disease. Pre-registration required. Space limited. Sign up at the front desk. Free/Gratis

 

April 27:  Laughter at the Park

Holiday Park Senior Center

3950 Ferrara Drive

Wheaton, MD 20906

240.777.4999

6:30-7:25 p.m.  Laugh it up with Anne Contee. Pre-registration is required. Sign-in at the front desk. Free/Gratis

 

April 27:  Music Therapy Program 

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1000 Forest Glen Road

Silver Spring, MD 20901

240.777.8085

1-2 p.m.  Join Anne Lippe as she incorporates listening, singing, and movement. Free/Gratis

 

April 29:  Senior Prom

Damascus Senior Center

9701 Main Street

Damascus, MD 20872

240.777.6995

6-8 p.m. The Damascus High School seniors chaperone our single seniors.  Come dance with them. Enjoy D.J., food, and prizes. Free/Gratis

 

April 29:  “The Martian”

Potomac Community Recreation Center

11315 Falls Road

Potomac, MD 20854

240.777.6960

7-9 p.m. Join us for an indoor screening of “The Martian,” an Academy Award-nominated movie starring Matt Damon. $5 admission for ages 21 and up only, snacks and drinks on sale, prizes. Register in person at the center or at ActiveMontgomery.org under course #17744. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Potomac Community Center.

 

 April 30:  Move More Montgomery Festival

Bauer Drive Community Recreation Center

14625 Bauer Drive

Rockville, MD 20853

240.777.6922

12-4 p.m. The Move More Montgomery initiative is to encourage residents to get up and get moving to enhance their health and wellness. Activities at the festival include a healthy walk, fitness demos, dog contests, interactive informational exhibits, and more. Free/Gratis including your dog

 

April 30:  Pitch, Hit & Run

Plum Gar Local Park

19561 Scenery Drive

Germantown, MD 20876

240.777.4919

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Boys and girls ages 7-14 compete separately and participants have the opportunity to compete in four levels of competition including Locals, Sectionals, Team Championships and the National Finals at the MLB All-Star Game. Parent/Guardian Permission is required. Free/Gratis

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April 30:  Dare To Be You

Mid-County Community Recreation Center

2004 Queensguard Road

Silver Spring, MD 20906

240.777.6820

11 a.m.-3 p.m.  For girls 9-17. This is a summit featuring workshops on etiquette, building self-esteem, and setting goals for the future. Come hear inspiring stories from women who were not afraid to be motivated, empowered, and successful. Each registered participant will also receive a free makeover. Parents are welcome to stay. Registration required at ActiveMontgomery.org under course #17418. Free/Gratis

 

September 12 – June 17:  Club Rec—Homework time, sports, games, arts and crafts, special events, and computer access in some centers, weekdays 3 – 6p.m. Cost: $62 per month, Monday through Friday for students K-5.

 

Damascus      240.777.6930

East County    240.777.8090

Coffield           240.777.4900

Long Branch   240.777.6965

Mid-County     240.777.6820

 

Praisner          240.777.4970

Plum Gar        240.777.4919

Upper County  240.777.8077

White Oak      240.777.6940

 

 

Club Friday:  One-time membership fee of $52 for grades 3-6.  Enjoy games, crafts, movies, sports, DJs/dancers, special events, prizes, snack bar, raffles, and theme nights.

Jane E. Lawton 7-9 p.m. 240.777.6855 Apr. 1 &15
Upper County 6:30-8:30 p.m. 240.777.8077 Apr. 8 & 22

 

Friday Night Hype: $6.00 per child each night for grades K-5.  Featuring games, music, food, theme night, and light meals.

Praisner 6:30-8:30 p.m. 240.777.4970 April 15
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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