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County Recreation Calendar for August


August 1: Food, Fun & Fitness
Our Food, Fun & Fitness free lunch and activities program runs on weekdays until August 4, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Students under age 18 get a healthy lunch and elementary age children enjoy fun recreation department-guided activities and physical fitness. Locations are:
• Clopper Mill Elementary School, Germantown, rising 1st- to 6th-graders
• Fox Chapel Elementary School, Germantown, rising 2nd- to 6th-graders
• Germantown Library, rising 1st- to 6th-graders
• Francis Scott Key Middle School, Silver Spring, rising 2nd- to 6th-graders
• Middlebrook Mobile Home Park, Germantown, rising 1st- to 6th-graders
On-site registration is open daily until full. Questions, call 240-777-8080.


August 2: Senior Mediation with CRCMC

Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906
240-777-4999
3 – 7 p.m. Senior mediations with Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County discusses special concerns related to aging and transitional decisions. Free/Gratis.

 


August 2: Latin Dance – Cha Cha with Carlos Rodriguez
Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906
240-777-4999
6:30 p.m. – 7:25 p.m. For advance beginners who want to learn cha cha steps, turns, and simple patterns that will make you get out on the dance floor with confidence. 4 weeks. Free/Gratis.


August 3: Silver Spring Summer Concert Series
Veterans Plaza @ the Civic Building
7-9 p.m. Moxie Blues Band: Blues. Free/Gratis.

 

 


August 3: Zumba Gold Drop In Class
Long Branch Senior Center
8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902
240-777-6975
12 – 1 p.m. Have fun every Thursday and get a great workout at the same time. $1 per class.


August 3: Grandparents and Me, an Intergenerational Midday Matinee
North Potomac Senior Center
13860 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD 20850
240-773-4805
1 – 3 p.m. Grandparents and their grands are invited to cool off in our center watching a family favorite on the big screen. Refreshments will be served. Free/Gratis.


August 5: Italian Delight Skills Dinner
Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac Community Recreation Center
13860 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD 20850
240-773-4800
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. This dinner will please 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 diners. As a finishing touch, we will enjoy baked stuffed peaches. This class features take-home recipes as well as plenty to eat, so bring your appetite. $55. 18 and up. Register online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under activity #35462.


August 6: First Sunday Arts & Crafts Festival

Leave 11 a.m., return 5 p.m.
Explore the First Sunday Arts Festival of Annapolis where a portion of historic West Street and beyond is transformed into a fun festival of live music, dance, arts and crafts. It’s the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon outdoors surrounded by talented performers, musicians, and over 100 craft booths. Select restaurants will turn into outdoor cafes, perfect to watch the fun and people go by. Experience street festivals, an art market, an entertainment venue and an arts and crafts fair all rolled into one. Be entertained with live music, dance, theater, and street performers. Stroll down to the City Dock. $49 per person for transportation. Meals are on your own. Register online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under activity #31932.


August 9: Google Más Alla de lo Básico con Susan Ucanay
Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906
240-777-4999
5 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Todos estamos familiarizados con Google, pero ¿estamos aprovechando plenamente lo que Google ofrece? En esta clase, los estudiantes comenzarán a explorar la barra de Google y seguirán aprendiendo sobre la información detrás de la escena, diferentes aplicaciones, mapas, traducciones, noticias, y más. Costo es $19 o $16 con hpsi.


August 9: Latino Lunch Long Branch Senior Center

8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902
240-777-6975
1 – 2 p.m. Every second and fourth Wednesday, we serve delicious Latino lunches from La Fogata restaurant. The restaurant specializes in Peruvian cooking and all meals meet the federally-mandated guidelines for senior nutrition. A donation is requested on the day of the meal. Please call at least three days ahead of time to place your meal reservation.


August 9: Live Music and Tap Dancing with Fun and Fancy

Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906
240-777-4999
6:30 p.m. Fun and Fancy Troop is back with live music and their lively tap dance routines. Come, join and enjoy the evening. Free/Gratis.


August 9: Line Dancing Workshop with Christopher Page

Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906
240-777-4999
5 – 5:55 p.m. Build confidence with the basic steps to form the dance; have fun immersing yourself in the music. Free/Gratis.


August 9: Spanish Conversation with Susan Ucanay
Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906
240-777-4999
4:30 – 4:55 p.m. Practice every day Spanish and improve conversational skills. Free/Gratis.


August 10: Intergenerational Ice Cream Social

Damascus Senior Center
9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872
240-777-6995
1 – 2 p.m. The Damascus Senior Center Sponsors, Inc. invite seniors to bring their grandchildren for ice cream and social fun. Free/Gratis.


August 10: Super Senior Bingo Buffet Cruise
White Oak Senior Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240-777-6944
10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Join us for a two-hour cruise with an all you can eat buffet on the Spirit Washington. We cruise from 12 – 2 p.m. Cost is $62 per person plus $12 for the bus. Participants must pay in full at the front desk.


August 11: Clara Barton Movie on the Lawn – Sing

Clara Barton Community Recreation Center
7425 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John, MD 20818
240-777-4910
8 – 10 p.m. Enjoy a family night outdoors on the lawn in front of the big screen located at Cabin John local park behind the Center. Bring a blanket or chair for a night at the movies under the stars. Free/Gratis.


August 14: VIP Day – A Special Day at the Fair
Montgomery County Agricultural Fair
240-777-6870
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. For ages 5 and up. This program is co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, the City of Gaithersburg and Montgomery County Recreation. The VIP committee is asking for your help in identifying children who would benefit from this program. To be selected as a VIP, the child must be a resident of Montgomery County between the ages of 5 and 14, and must have a disability or a life-threatening illness. The family must be able to attend the fair on Monday, August 14, as honored guests. If you know a child, or children, who have not previously been a VIP and would like to benefit from this program, please call us at 240-777-6870 for an application. Free/Gratis.


August 14: Fall Basketball League Registration Opens

240-777-6870
For grades 8 to 10, girls and boys divisions. League starts September 9 to October 14, Saturdays only. Team fee is $325. The locations for fall basketball 8th, 9th and 10th grade games will be Blair HS, Churchill HS, Northwest HS, and White Oak Community Recreation Center. This is a Recreation basketball league for high school youth emphasizing skill development, sportsmanship and fun! Separate leagues for boys and girls for each grade.


 

 


August 15: County Agricultural Fair Senior Day
Damascus Senior Center
9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872
240-777-6995
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Seniors are invited to ride with us and spend a whole day at the fair. Free/Gratis.


August 16: Up-Close and Personal with Ranjit Mani

Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906
240-777-4999
6:30 p.m. It is all about growing up in India during the 1950s. Ranjit Mani, who was born in Madras, India (now Chennai), will recall his memories of growing up in India, going to school, and how he spent his time at home. He will then compare the parallels and differences between India and other countries during the 1950s. Ranjit Mani, a neurologist, will take you through a journey into the past. Free/Gratis.


August 18: Elvis Karaoke
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240-777-8085
1 – 2 p.m. Come on in and sing to your heart’s content all things Elvis! Bring a list of your favorite songs. Free/Gratis.

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Senior Facilities Summer Closing Schedule 2017

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August 22: International Fashion Show

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240-777-8085
1 – 2 p.m. We are looking to capture the beauty of MSSC’s diversity by holding an International Fashion Show featuring MSSC’s participants in their culture’s traditional attire. Interested participants should contact Amanda or Karen for details. Free/Gratis.

 


August 23: Laughter at the Park with Anne Contee
Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906
240-777-4999
6:30 p.m. Laughter is the best medicine. Join Anne for another evening filled with laughter. Free/Gratis.


August 23: Healthier Food Options with Asian Cuisine

White Oak Senior Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240-777-6944
1 – 3 p.m. Catered Asian food will be provided. $2. per person.

 


August 25: Annual Luau

Damascus Senior Center
9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872
240-777-6995
1 – 2 p.m. Join us for a delicious Luau and the participation of Señorita Sunshine (Luau is a traditional Hawaiian party or feast that is usually accompanied by entertainment and hula). Price for meal ages 55-59 is $7. Ages 60+ donations.

 


August 26: Mid County Back to School Jam

Mid County Community Recreation Center
2004 Queensguard Road, Silver Spring, MD 20906
240-777-6820
12 – 3 p.m. All ages are welcome. The first 60 students to register will receive a free backpack with school supplies. Includes cookout, moon bounces, face painting and live DJ. Free/Gratis.


August 30: End of Summer BBQ and Dance with the Colliders
Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906
240-777-4999
5:30 – 8:30 p.m. The event of the year is here. We will say goodbye to summer with good food and great music with the Colliders. The menu: choice of pulled pork, pulled chicken, or veggie burger. Yummy sides and ice cream bars and watermelon for dessert. Pre-registration required. Sign-up sheet is available at the front desk. $10 per person.


2017 Facilities Summer Closing Schedule


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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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