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Montgomery County Recreation Calendar for February

February 1:  Soul Line Dancing

Bauer Drive Community Recreation Center
14625 Bauer Drive, Rockville, MD 20853

240.777.6893

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Every Wednesday until March 29. Back to the days of American Bandstand! Join in this fun, lively, rhythmic dance session that teaches the Active 55+ community all the latest and old school dances.

 

February 1:  Brain Exercise Month

Long Branch Senior Center

8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD 20912

240.777.6975

Give your brain a good workout every day in February. Mondays will be puzzle contest days in English and Spanish with prizes for the top 3 finishers in each category. Tuesdays will be “new game day” where we will teach you a board or card game. Guest speakers and other brain challenges will fill out the rest of every week. Free/Gratis

 

February 2:  Maximizing You!

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901

240.777.8085

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Do something for yourself.  Join this enlightening discussion group on aging issues. Learn to live better, be nicer to yourself, and take care of yourself. Discussion is facilitated by Edie Mahlmann, LCSW. Free/Gratis

 

February 2 and 6:  Black History Month Movie and Discussion

Holiday Park Senior Center

3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906

240.777.4999

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. In observance of Black History month we will have a discussion on history and culture. We will also watch the award-winning movie “The Help” on Thursday, February 2 and meet again on Monday, February 6 to discuss it.

 

February 2:  Keeping a Healthy Heart

White Oak Senior Center

1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904

240.777.6944

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Presentation by Washington Adventist Hospital. Free/Gratis

 

February 3:  Tai Chi

Long Branch Senior Center

8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD 20912

240.777.6975

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Peter Mosher and Dr. Hame Watt lead Friday’s 10 a.m. class with breathing exercises and slow and gentle movements that improve balance and concentration. All levels of skill and mobility are welcome. Free/Gratis

 

February 3:  AARP Free Tax-Aid Assistance

White Oak Senior Center

1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904

240.777.6944

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Receive free income tax assistance every Friday until April 15. Spaces fill quickly. Appointment required. Call 240.777.2577. Free/Gratis

 

February 4:  Tai Chi Integral

White Oak Senior Center

1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904

240.777.6944

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Every Saturday Integral Tai Chi (also called CK10) is a series of 10 forms of exercises combining Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Meditation. Bring a mat, hand towel and water. Free/Gratis

 

February 4 and 5:  Eunice Kennedy Shriver & Sargent Shriver Aquatic Center (KSAC) CLOSED

5900 Executive Boulevard N. Bethesda, MD 20852

240.777.8070

 

February 6:  Widowed Persons Support Group

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901

240.777.8085

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. This group provides support and understanding for people who have lost a spouse during the last two years. Co-sponsored by the AARP Widowed Persons. Free/Gratis

 

February 7:  Musical Entertainment

White Oak Senior Center

1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904

240.777.6944

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.  It is time to let nostalgia set in as you listen to classic soul music performed by Clarence Smith. Swing and sway and enjoy your day. Free/Gratis

 

February 8:  Mini Trip to Toby’s Dinner Theater to see “Show Boat”

White Oak Senior Center

1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904

240.777.6944

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. An American classic! “Show Boat” follows life aboard the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi River show boat. This timeless musical spans generations, telling a powerful story of hope, freedom and love while celebrating the music of vaudeville, jazz and gospel with some of the most beautiful songs ever written, including “Ol’ Man River, “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man” and “Make Believe.” Cost is $63.45 for buffet, show and transportation.

 

February 9:  Zumba Gold

Nancy H. Dacek – North Potomac Community Recreation Center

13850 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD 20850

240.773.4800

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. For ages 35 and up.  A modified Zumba class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower intensity. The class focuses on balance, range of motion, muscle conditioning and coordination. Bring a water bottle. Register online at ActiveMontgomery.org under activity #32106.

 

February 10 and 11:  Germantown Indoor Swim Center (GISC) CLOSED

1800 Central Park Circle, Boyds, MD 20841

240.777.6830

 

February 10:  Valentine’s Party with Mike Surratt

Holiday Park Senior Center

3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906

240.777.4999

1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Cost is $6 at the door; $4 with HPSI card. Mike Surratt performs.

 

February 12:   Women’s 18+ Drop-In Basketball

Mid County Community Recreation Center

2004 Queensguard Road, Silver Spring MD 20906

240.777.6820

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Drop-in every Sunday, ages 18 and up. A non-competitive, drop-in basketball program, just for women. A great way to meet new people and have fun. All skill levels encouraged.  Register online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under activity #27903. Cost is $35.

 

February 12:  Empty Bowls Supper

Ross Boddy Neighborhood Recreation Center

18529 Brooke Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860

240.777.8050

4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Enjoy soups, breads and desserts. Take home a handcrafted bowl. Musical entertainment provided by Sherwood High School Jazz Ensemble. Tickets $20 for adults and $10 for children.

 

February 13:  Aromatherapy Workshop

White Oak Senior Center

1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904

240.777.6944

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Be introduced to basic oils and what they do. Learn the best way to give yourself a hand massage. Free/Gratis

 

February 14:  Chef Sue’s Valentine’s Day Luncheon

Damascus Senior Center

9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872

240.777.6995

12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Enjoy Valentine’s Day with your favorite person. Contact the center for reservations. Cost of the meal age 55 to 59 is $7. For 60 and older donations accepted.

 

February 14: SOAR Spring Registration Begins

8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Senior Outdoor Adventures in Recreation (SOAR) offers day trips designed for the active, vigorous senior adult, age 55 and older. Each trip involves a lot of walking and/or exercise. Travel by motorcoach for trips unless otherwise specified. If you have any questions about the registration process, please call 240.777.6840. If you have questions or require more information on a specific trip, please call the SOAR coordinator at 240.777.4926.

 

February 14:  Music with Mike Surratt

Damascus Senior Center

9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872

240.777.6995

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.  Mike Surratt returns to the Damascus Senior Center, after a few years, to sing love songs for Valentine’s Day. Free/Gratis

 

February 15:  Valentine’s Special

Holiday Park Senior Center

3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906

240.777.4999

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Steffi Phelan will lead this Valentine’s special that will get us all feeling good and happy. Free/Gratis

 

February 16 to February 19:  Germantown Indoor Swim Center (GISC) CLOSED

1800 Central Park Circle, Boyds, MD 20841

240.777.6830

 

February 22: Alzheimer’s Association Memory Café

North Potomac Senior Center

13850 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD 20850

240.773.4805

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Every fourth Wednesday of each month. Alzheimer’s Association Memory Cafés offer a fun and relaxed way for people living with early-stage memory loss to get connected with one another through social events that promote interaction and companionship. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Lindsey Vajpeyi at 240.428.1342 or lvajpeyi@alz.org

This fantastic new facility is now open, providing a wide array of classes, programs, services and special events. Stop by the center for a tour and to see exciting new things that are starting to happen. Please visit our website or call 240.773.4805 for more information. Free/Gratis

 

The Way of Life of the Northern Negro: Untitled
Wayne F. Miller
A black-and-white photograph of an African American boy getting ready to swing a bat while other African American boys stand behind him and lean against a wood fence.

February 22:  Mini Trip to National Museum of African American History and Culture

White Oak Senior Center

1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904

240.777.6944

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Join us as we take a trip to the newest museum in Washington D.C. It will be a place where everyone can explore the story of America through the lens of the African-American experience. No refunds on trip payments. Cost $10 for transportation.

February 23:  Kinderstunde

Germantown Community Recreation Center

18905 Kingsview Road, Germantown, MD 20874

240.777.8095

5 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Spaß + Spiel + Bastelei, Lieder + Tänze: Wer ist mit dabei? Ein neues Programm für Eltern mit Kindern (12 Monate & up), um auf altersgerechte Weise ihre deutsche Sprachentwicklung zu unterstützen & zu stärken. Lernt andere deutschsprachige Freunde kennen. This course is based on learning German through a variety of games, stories and much more. Different themes will be implemented on a weekly basis. Meet German speaking friends through this class. For children at all levels from beginners to native speakers. A $5 materials fee is due to the instructor at the first class. Cost for four sessions is $75. Register online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under activity #21541.

 

February 23:  Chinese New Year with Splendid Rockville Dancers

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901

240.777.8085

12 p.m. – 2 p.m. We accept donations for lunch.

 

February 24:  Music Appreciation – Spotlight on Nat King Cole

North Potomac Senior Center

13850 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD 20850

240.773.4805

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Enjoy the music of Nat King Cole while we discover some little known facts about the man with the “Golden Voice.” We will explore his life and music from his humble beginning in Mobile, Alabama until his early death at 45. His legacy helped weave the fabric of African American culture through song and activism. Free/Gratis

 

February 24:  Mardi Gras Dance Party with the Colliders

Holiday Park Senior Center

3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906

240.777.4999

1 p.m. – 3 p.m. You can attend wearing a costume, or with bead necklaces and enjoy the company of others. Free/Gratis

 

February 24 to26:  Martin Luther King, Jr Swim Center (MLK) CLOSED

1201 Jackson Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904

240.777.8060

 

February 27:  Balance in Motion

Mid County Community Recreation Center

2004 Queensguard Road, Silver Spring, MD 20906

240.777.6820

1:15 p.m. – 2 p.m.  This class is designed to help those concerned about keeping their balance in all situations. A unique blend of exercises and stretches are used to help improve and regain motor skills needed to improve stability. If you’re concerned about falling, want to improve sports performance, or just want to feel in control of your surroundings with regards to balance, this is the class for you. For more information, contact Victoria Giorgi at 301-556-6902, or at fitgirlg@yahoo.com  Register online at ActiveMontgomery.org under activity #22767.  Cost is $55 for 4 sessions. Class is coed for 18 years old and up.

 

February 28:  The Life of Rosa Parks

Holiday Park Senior Center

3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906

240.777.4999

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. While we celebrate Black History Month and as we get ready to observe Women’s History Month, come to this presentation on an iconic figure that changed the history for generations to come. Presented by Professor A. Smith, Montgomery College.

Holiday Park Senior Center

3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906

240.777.4999

 

 

February:  Club Adventure  

4-6pm for students K-5 grade. Participants do homework time, play sports, games, do arts and crafts, and have computer access, special events and after-school fun. Call program site for more information. East County, Long Branch and Mid County do not have computer access. Program is co-ed. Register online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under the course # below:

 

Damascus 21909 240.777.6930
East County 21912 240.777.8090
Coffield 21906 240.777.4900
Long Branch 21915 240.777.6965
Mid County 21921 240.777.6820
Praisner 21918 240.777.4970
Plum Gar 21924 240.777.4919
Upper County 21927 240.777.8077
White Oak 21929 240.777.6940

 

Club Friday and Friday Hype: Friday night fun and adventure featuring games, music, food, theme nights, crafts, movies, DJ’s dancers, prizes, snack bar, raffles. Register online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org

 

Praisner February 3 #25488 – Hype 240.777.4970 $6 per child each night grades K-5 6:30-8:30pm
Germantown February 13

February17

#26967 240.777.8095 $52 membership grades 3-6 7-9pm
Potomac February 3

February 10

February 17

February 24

#26968 240.777.6960 $88 membership grades 3-6 7-9pm

Doors open at 6:30pm for early parent check-in

Clara Barton February 17 #26607 240.777.4910 $52 membership grades 3-6 7-9pm

 

Lawton February 13

February17

#26969 240.777.6855 $52 membership grades 3-6 7-9pm

 

Longwood February 10

February 24

#26965 240.777.6920 $52 membership grades 3-5 7-9pm

 

Upper County February 3

February 17

February 24

#26964 240.777.8077 $52 membership grades K-5 6:30-8:30pm

 

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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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