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Montgomery County Recreation Events: Something for Everyone in February

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February 5:  Winter Family Game Night at Mid-County Community Recreation Center

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Free/Gratis. Come join us for a fun filled night of games and entertainment for the entire family. Food, games, movie, face painter, moon balance. Registration required. Register online at ActiveMontgomery.org under course #16700. Please bring two to three canned food items per family to be donated to a local food pantry. If MCPS schools are closed, this event will be canceled. For more information, call 240.777.6820.

February 9:  Let’s Agree to Disagree at Holiday Park Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Free/Gratis. Certain conversations might be hard, especially when family matters are the object of the discussion. The experts of Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County are going to talk about how mediation services can help handle that discussion and make it a civil and productive one. For more information, call 240.777.4999.

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 February 9:  Chinese New Year Festival at White Oak Senior Center

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Free/Gratis. Please join our seniors to celebrate and welcome Chinese New Year with festive dances and music. For more information, call 240.777.6940.

February 9:  Mardi Gras at Schweinhaut Senior Center

12:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Free/Gratis. Enjoy your time with friends by dancing and singing. For more information, call 240.777.8085.

February 10:  Tea Party at White Oak Senior Center

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free/Gratis. Indulge in a delightful English afternoon tea party. Menu includes tea, mini-cupcakes, fruit, scones, and tea sandwiches. Señorita Sunshine will be back to sing and dance. For more information, call 240.777.6940.

February 11:  Read to the Babies at White Oak Senior Center

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and every 2nd Thursday, take our bus to Dee Dee’s Daycare to read stories to the children at the daycare center. Sign up at the front desk of the center. For more information, call 240.777.6940.

February 11:  Chef Sue’s Valentine’s Day Luncheon at Damascus Senior Center

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. The menu will be available at the reception desk one month prior to the event. Price for the meal ages 55 -59 is $7.00. 60+ donations requested. For more information, call 240.777.6995.

February 11:  The Spy Museum with Holiday Park Senior Center

9:30 a.m. –  12:00 p.m. Instead of hiding under covers this winter; why not go undercover with Holiday Park at the Spy Museum. See the gadgets, learn the stories, and even test your skills of observation, analysis, disguise, and surveillance. Admission fee $12, transportation not included. For more information, call 240.777.4999.

February 11:  Señorita Sunshine at Damascus Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Free/Gratis. Señorita Sunshine returns to the Damascus Senior Center to sing love songs for Valentines. For more information, call 240.777.6995.

February 12:  Cupid and Cupcakes at Potomac Community Recreation Center

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. $10 per person for meal and entertainment to celebrate Senior Valentine luncheon. Meal includes hearty entrée, soup, salad and beverage. Entertainment by Rhythm/Blues and Old School Music. Register at ActiveMontgomery.org under course #17201. Reservations and pre-registration are required to attend this event. Registration must be made in person at the center. Space is limited to 60 people. For more information, call 240.777.6960.

February 12:  Valentine’s Day Party at Plum Gar Community Recreation Center

6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Free/Gratis. Snacks $1.00 each. For grades 2-6. Games, music, arts & crafts, video games, and movies. Come have a Friday Evening Blast. Pre-register at ActiveMontgomery.org under course #17213. Interested in SSL hours for high school student volunteers?  Contact the Center Director prior to the event. For more information, call 240.777.4919.

February 12:  Sweetheart Party at Wheaton Neighborhood Recreation Center

7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. For ages 13 and up with disabilities. Wear red. For more information, call 240.777.6870.

February 13:  National Girls and Women in Sports Day Expo at Westfield Montgomery Mall
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Free/Gratis. Participate in Montgomery County’s first HERtime2shine Expo in celebration of the National Girls and Women in Sports Day. The HERtime2shine Expo is scheduled to complement the nationwide celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, which recognizes and celebrates the advancement of females in sports. The event will connect girls interested in participating in sports programs with the wide-range of recreational and competitive sports programming, traditional and non-traditional, available in the county. There will be demonstrations, entertainment, and informational booths. There will also be a scavenger hunt-style contest for participants to discover all the unique sports opportunities available to them, including prizes. Active participant interaction with exhibitors will be an integral part of the day. For more information, call 240.777.4939.

February 14:  Soul Line Dance Party at White Oak Senior Center

2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Cost: $5.00 per person. Winter month parties will be held on Sunday afternoons. For more information, call 240.777.6940.

February 15:  All Aquatics Centers are open.  Recreation and Senior Centers are closed in observance of President’s Day.

February 16:  Spring is coming! As in our NEW Spring Guide of classes, programs and activities, arriving at community and swim centers, libraries and county facilities Feb. 9. Spring registration opens Feb. 16.

February 16:  Women’s Discussion Group at White Oak Senior Center

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $15 for 4 sessions. Sponsored by OASIS. Facilitator Sherry Starr. Every day people are faced with personal dilemmas. You will be surprised to see that many of the same things you may struggle with are universal. Hearing from others and sharing thoughts makes for an interesting and enjoyable time. Register online at: www.oasisnet.org/About-Us/How-to-Register. For more information, call 240.777.6940.

February 19:  Roll, Bounce & Skate at Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. $6 per child includes meal. It is Friday Night Hype for K-5 with games, music, food. For more information, call 240.777.4970.

February 20:  ACT-SO Workshop at Plum Gar Community Recreation Center

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Free/Gratis. Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) is a high school artistic and academic program and competition. Students create projects in up to 3 of 30 categories including STEM, humanities, performing arts, visual arts, and business. For additional information please contact pat.price.actsomc@gmail.com or Joann Burl joannburl@yahoo.com.

February 25:  Mini Trips with White Oak Senior Center

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Free/Gratis. Visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. For more information, call 240.777.6940.

February 26:  Friday Night Fiesta at Wheaton Neighborhood Recreation Center

7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. For ages 13 and up with disabilities. Wear bright colors. For more information, call 240.777.6870.

 

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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