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Montgomery County Recreation Choices for June

Visit SOAR   Senior Outdoor Adventures in Recreation

 

Cricket Anyone?

We are looking for interested folks. Call 240.777.4932 to let us know.

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June 1: Junior Varsity and Varsity High School Summer League begins at various high school facilities. Call 240.777.6870 for more information.

 

June 1: Origami, the Art of Paper Folding at Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Join the Origami Artisan Trio – Jo Ann, Ban, and Lois to learn how to create delightful designs through the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative forms. This month, the class will be doing money folding. Bring in some crisp dollar bills. Call 240.777.8085 for more information.

 

June 3:  Senior Prom at Holiday Park Senior Center

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Cost $5 or $3 with HPSI card. Enjoy the Day and Night Band, come dressed for the occasion, and enjoy the dance party.  Light refreshments will be served.  Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

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June 4:  Schedules/Ball pickup at Montgomery County Recreation office

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for players of Softball Adult League. Call 240.777.6840 for more information.

 

June 4: Adventurer’s Group at Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Share your adventures…stories, pictures, videos. Whether recent or years ago, this group will relish in the memories. Who knows, you may be inspired to plan a new one! Group will meet on the first Thursday of the month. If you are interested in facilitating the group, please let us know. Call 240-777-8085 for more information.

 

June 4: Broadway with Steffi Offutt at Holiday Park Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. We are bringing Broadway to Holiday Park. Join us as Steffi Offutt weaves a musical show. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

 

June 5:  First Fruits Gospel Blue Grass Band at Damascus Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Free) enjoy your favorite gospel bluegrass tunes. Call 240.777.6995 for more information.

 

June 5: Astronomy Courses at Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. an exciting new addition to our schedule, Alan Breitler will lead you through seven different lectures. Topics include solar characteristics, stars, and the age and origin of the universe. Call 240.777.8085 for more information.

 

June 5:  Center Cookout at Damascus Senior Center

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Price for the meal ages 55-59 is $7.00, 60+ donations requested. Chef Sue will provide a meal fit for a wonderful beginning to summer. The menu is available at the reception desk. Call 240.777.6995 for reservations and more information.

 

June 6:  White Oak Day at White Oak Community Recreation Center

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Free) music, food, sports challenges, performances, face painting, prizes, inflatables fun, and more. Great for all ages, children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 240.777.6940 for more information.

 

June 6: Grateful Shred at Clara Barton Community Recreation Center

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. bring your boxes of home, office, or business paper items to be shredded on the spot, fast, easy and securely. Click on the Friends of Clara Barton Community Center website for what can (and cannot) be shredded. A tax-deductible $5 per box donation is requested; proceeds go to programs and activities at the center. Call 240.777.4910 for more information.

 

June 6:  Open Mic Night at Holiday Park Senior Center

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Free) share your talent among your friends, read poetry, sing your favorite song, or share your jokes. Pre-registration required. Sign-in sheet available from June 3. Call 240.777.4999 to secure your performance.

 

June 6:  Spring Splash at Martin Luther King Jr. Outdoor Pool

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Cost $4.00 per person. Register under course #409822, for individuals with disabilities and their families and friends. Swim a few laps, slip down the slide, or relax in the leisure pool. Call 240.777.6870 for more information.

 

June 8: Rising Star Basketball begins at various locations throughout the County. Call 240.777.6870 for more information.

 

June 10:  Simple House Fix at Holiday Park Senior Center

6:30 p.m. (Free) Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

 

June 10:   Adult Summer League Softball begins and runs through August. Call 240.777.6870 for more information.

 

June 11:  Survivor Party at White Oak Senior Center

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. This event is held in honor of Cancer Awareness month. We will have a party to honor those that have been affected by the disease. This party is to celebrate you! Join us for a party! Provided by Washington Adventist Hospital. Call 240.777.6944 for more information.

 

June 12: Astronomy Courses at Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. An exciting new addition to our schedule! Alan Breitler will lead you through seven different lectures. Topics include solar characteristics, stars, and the age and origin of the universe. Call 240.777.8085 for more information.

 

June 12:  Soul Line Dance Party at White Oak Senior Center

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $5.00 cost per person. Call 240.777.6944 for more information.

 

55+ Bone Builders

 

Bone Builders is a free volunteer-led exercise program brought to you by the Montgomery County Departments of Health and Human Services, Recreation, and the RSVP Volunteer Program. One-hour classes held twice per week are designed to increase bone density. Participants lift ankle weights and hand weights, and participate in warm-up, cool-down and balance exercises.

 

Bone Builders has a strict attendance policy: participants may register for only one class and must consistently attend twice per week to maintain their places in their class.

 

People interested in Bone Builders are encouraged to observe a class prior to registering. For information, call 240.777.4925.

 

 

 

Course # Location Start Days Times

 

412915 Longwood 6/15 M, W 11:00am-12:00pm

412916 Clara Barton 6/15 M, W 2:00pm-3:00pm

412917 Potomac 6/15 M, W 3:00pm-4:00pm

412918 Wisconsin Place 6/15 M, Th 10:00am-11:00am

412927 Potomac 6/15 M, W 11:15am-12:15pm

412919 Wisconsin Place 6/16 T, Th 11:15am-12:15pm

412920 Jane E. Lawton 6/16 T, Th 9:15am-10:15am

412921 Gwendolyn Coffield 6/16 T, Th 9:30am-10:30 am

412922 Potomac 6/16 T, Th 9:00am-10:00am

412923 Potomac 6/16 T, Th 10:00am-11:00am

412924 Mid-County 6/16 T, Th 1:00pm-2:00pm

412925 Wheaton 6/16 T, Th 1:00pm-2:00pm

412926 White Oak 6/17 W, F 2:00pm-3:00pm

 

 

June 17: Open Mic Night at Holiday Park Senior Center

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Free) Got talent? passion? enough musical flair to toot your own horn? Come express yourself through poetry, mu­sic, or comedy at our Open Mic Night. You never know what you’re capable of until you try. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

 

June 18: Book Discussion at Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Free) “The Language of the Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. In Victorian times, flowers are used for romantic expression. For Victoria Jones, however, they’re more useful in communicating mistrust and solitude. Led by Karen Ray. Facilitated by Brenda Rosa. Call 240.777.8085 for more information.

 

June 18: Latin Rock with Ocho de Bastos at the Silver Spring Summer Concert Series at Veterans Plaza,

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Free).  Call 240.777.0311 for more information.

 

June 19:  Annuities at Plum Gar Community Recreation Center

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Free) in the series “Getting Your Financial House In Order.”  Blackmon & Associates will talk about annuities.  Light refreshments and raffle giveaways. Call 240.777.4919 for more information.

 

June 19: Astronomy Courses at Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. An exciting new addition to our schedule! Alan Breitler will lead you through seven different lectures. Topics include solar characteristics, stars, and the age and origin of the universe. Call 240.777.8085 for more information.

 

June 22: Summer Fun Centers First Day

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Crafts, sports, drama, special events, games and activities provide sparkle to children. Call 240.777.6840 for more information.

 

June 24:  Mini Trip to Cunningham Falls State Park by Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. We’ll travel to Cunningham Falls in the picturesque Catoctin Mountains. Enjoy a hike, swim, picnic, or a relaxing day on the beach!  Lunch is on your own.  Please pack a lunch or reserve a box lunch for $5.00/person. Sign up will be at the Reception Desk. Fee is $12.00 per person. Space limited. Deadline to register and order a lunch is Friday, June 12. Call 240.777.8085 for more information.

 

June 24:  Social Media 101 (Facebook) at Holiday Park Senior Center

6:30 p.m. (Free) with Tech Moxie. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

 

June 24: Turn the Beat Around at Upper County Community Recreation Center

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 6 Sessions $30, register under course #409830. For ages 13 & Up with disabilities. Introduction to basic rhythm and movement for social dancing. Learn line and group dance for all occasions. Participants should be able to follow two-step instructions. One staff to 10 participants. Call 240.777.8077 for more information.

 

June 24:  Señorita Sunshine’s USO Show at Damascus Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Free) Señorita Sunshine returns to grace us with a fun variety show with many different elements of surprises and intrigue. Call 240.777.6995 for more information.

 

June 25: Jazz, R&B, Funk with Elliot Levine at the Silver Spring Summer Concert Series at Veterans Plaza

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Free).  Call 240.777.0311 for more information.

 

June 25: Turn the Beat Around at Wheaton Community Recreation Center

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Six sessions for $30; register under course #409831. For ages 13 & Up with disabilities. Introduction to basic rhythm and movement for social dancing. Learn line and group dance for all occasions. Participants should be able to follow two-step instructions. One staff to10 participants. Call 240.777.6870 for more information.

 

June 27: Turn the Beat Around at Holiday Park Senior Center

11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Six sessions for $30; register under course #409832. For ages 13 & Up with disabilities. Introduction to basic rhythm and movement for social dancing. Learn line and group dance for all occasions. Participants should be able to follow two-step instructions. One staff to10 participants. Call 240.777.6870 for more information.

 

June 23: TR Zumba at Damascus Community Recreation Center

6:00 p.m. – 6:50 p.m. Six sessions for $30; register under course # 409827. For ages 13 & up with disabilities. Every class is a party! Latin-based dance fitness class taught by a licensed Zumba instructor. Participants should be able to follow one- and two-step instructions. One staff to 10 participants. Dress in comfortable clothing and shoes for active movement. Call 240,777,6870 for more information.

 

June 25: TR Zumba at Wheaton Community Recreation Center

6:00 p.m. – 6:50 p.m. Six sessions for $30; register under course # 409828. For ages 13 & up with disabilities. Every class is a party! Lat­in-based dance fitness class taught by a licensed Zumba instructor. Participants should be able to follow one- and two-step instructions. One staff to 10 participants. Dress in comfortable clothing and shoes for active movement. Call 240,777,6870 for more information.

 

June 27: TR Zumba at Holiday Park Senior Center

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Six sessions for $30, register under course # 409829. For ages 13 & up with disabilities. Every class is a party! Latin-based dance fitness class taught by a licensed Zumba instructor. Participants should be able to follow one- and two-step instructions. One staff to 10 participants. Dress in comfortable clothing and shoes for active movement. Call 240,777,6870 for more information.

 

June 26:  Music, Maestro, If You Please at Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Free) A Salute to Great Gentlemen of Song by Ed Lanehart, featuring the hits of Sinatra, Bennett, Darin and other popular male vocalists. It is a trip down memory lane! Call 240,777,8085 for more information.

 

Pickleball at Damascus Community Recreation Center

10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, as an open gym program Call 240,777,6930 for more information.

 

Pickleball at White Oak Community Recreation Center

Tuesdays, for ages 18 and above, 6:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

Thursdays, for ages 55 and above, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. whether you have just picked up the game or are more experienced, have fun testing your skills. Call 240,777,6940 for more information.

 

 

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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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