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Montgomery County Recreation Happenings for March

March 1:  Group Personal Training
Germantown Community Recreation Center
18905 Kingsview Road, Germantown, MD 20874
240.777.8095

6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Four sessions for youth and adults. Small group instruction designed to teach individuals safe and effective exercises that work all major muscle groups using machines, free weights and dumbbells. You will get assistance in developing a personal program; we will monitor clients’ progress, motivate clients and more. Instructor is a certified trainer. Questions, call Fred at 240.552.2227 or email at fmosby@Verizon.net  Costs is $72. Register online at ActiveMontgomery.org under activity #20619.

 

March 1:  Ballroom Dancing
North Potomac Senior Center
13860 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD 20850
240.773.4805

1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Every Wednesday in March, come out and practice the international style Ballroom Dance, like Waltz, Viennese Waltz, Tango, Paso Doble, Quickstep and Slow Foxtrot, Latin Dancing, such as Cha Cha, Rumba and Samba, also social dances, such as swing. This is a volunteer-led practice. Free/Gratis

 

March 1:  Summer Fun Centers Registration is Open

Summer Fun Centers are one of the many Montgomery County Recreation gems. The summer will be filled with fun and excitement for boys and girls ages 6-12. The Summer Fun Center program is organized for children ages 6-12. They will enjoy fun, well-planned and supervised activities. They can choose to hang out with friends or make new ones. We’ll keep things hopping with creative and fun crafts, sports, games, music and special events. Children are welcome to come every day or just occasionally, but every day will be packed with summer fun. Offsite trips include swimming for ages 9-12 and splash park field trips for ages 6-8. Summer Fun Centers operate from June 26, 2017 through August 4, 2017 during the hours of 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Summer Fun Centers will not meet on Tuesday, July 4, 2016. Register online at ActiveMontgomery.org

 

March 1:  The Shadows of Motown with Frank and Trish Curreri
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240.777.8085

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Frank and Trish perform music that touched the soul. Free/Gratis

 

March 3: Last day of Early Bird registration (Soccer)

Join the Competitive Adult Soccer League. The league fee is $826. After March 3, league fee is $876. Eight weeks of regular season games. Individuals that are interested in playing, but do not already have a team, please register for our free agent list, activity #32459. Placement on a team is not guaranteed, but your name will be added to a free agent list that will be sent to the team managers every Monday morning. If a team manager is interested in adding you to their roster, they will contact you directly. Registration for the league is a team fee. The team manager will indicate your portion of the team fee based on the number of players the team has on its roster. Cost $826 to $876. Register online at ActiveMontgomery.org. Payment plans are available. Soccer weekend is April 8-9, 2017. Call 240.777.6810 for more information.

March 3:  Space Resources
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240.777.8085

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Presented by Alan L. Breitler every Friday in March. You will hear about Transportation, Lunar Resources, Mining Asteroids, Meteors, Comets, Utilizing the Moons of Mars, and Martian Resources. Free/Gratis

 

March 4 and 5: Olney Indoor Swim Center CLOSED
16605 Georgia Avenue, Olney, MD 20832
240.777.4995

 

March 6:  Senior Singing Circle
North Potomac Senior Center
13860 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD 20850
240.773.4805

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Every Monday in March join the Senior Singing Circle if you have a passion for singing. You will learn basic vocal and breathing techniques while having a great time in a relaxed judgement free environment. No previous experience necessary. Free/Gratis

 

March 9:  National Nutrition Month
White Oak Senior Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240.777.6944

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. March is National Nutrition Month. Learn about foods you think are healthy that are really not. Free/Gratis

 

March 10:  Potomac After Hours
Potomac Community Recreation Center
11315 Falls Road, MD 20854
240.777.6956

9:15 p.m. – 11 p.m. This is a special program “Choice Night” for 6th-8th graders. Please join other middle schoolers for active and creative fun. Tonight participants choose a special activity for staff to implement. Register online at ActiveMontgomery.org under activity #28443. Cost $5.

 

March 11:  Job Fair
Gwendolyn E. Coffield Community Recreation Center
2450 Lyttonsville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910
240.777.4900

12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Geared to high school and college age students. Free/Gratis

March 12:  Montgomery County Recreation Summer Camp Fair
Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac Community Recreation Center
13860 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD. 20850
240.773. 6840

12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Get a jump start on summer for your kids at the first Montgomery County Recreation Summer Camp Fair. Learn about our camps and meet our instructors. It will be fun for the whole family. Enjoy free demonstrations, prizes, contests and snacks.

 

March 13:  Healing Harmonies with Linda Levausseur
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240.777.8085

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Linda uses ancient knowledge and modern technology to play a wide range of stimulating music. Free/Gratis

 

March 14:  Exploring Yellowstone
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240.777.8085

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Montgomery College Professor Paul McDermott leads you on a digital sound and image journey through Yellowstone’s natural wonders. Free/Gratis

 

March 17 and 19:  Germantown Indoor Swim Center CLOSED
18000 Central Park Circle, Boyds, MD 20841
240.777.6830

 

March 16:  St Patrick’s Day Luncheon
Damascus Senior Center
9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872
240.777.6995

12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Chef Megan will make this day memorable to all who have come to eat and celebrate. Call the Damascus Senior Center for reservations. Meal price for ages 55-69 is $7. Donations requested for 60+.

 

March 16:  Entertainer Retro Rockets
Damascus Senior Center
9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872
240.777.6995

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Join the Retro Rockets as they play music from the 1960’s and 1970’s. Free/Gratis

 

March 17:  St. Patrick’s Day Lunch and Trivia
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240.777.8085

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with a trivia contest and Irish-themed lunch. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Cost of the meal for ages 55-59 is $5.63, 60+ donations accepted.

 

March 17:  Cultural Cooking
White Oak Senior Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240.777.6944

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Learn how to cook various dishes from other cultures and share the results as we enjoy eating what we cook. Free/Gratis

 

March 20:  Last Day of Registration – Competitive Adult Soccer League

Eight weeks of regular season games. Individuals that are interested in playing, but do not already have a team please register for our free agent list, activity #32459. Placement on a team is not guaranteed, but your name will be added to a free agent list that will be sent to the team managers every Monday morning. If a team manager is interested in adding you to their roster, they will contact you directly. Registration for the league is a team fee. The team manager will indicate your portion of the team fee based on the number of players the team has on their roster. Cost $826.00 to $876.00. Register online at ActiveMontgomery.org. Soccer weekend is April 8-9, 2017. Call 240.777.6810 for more information.

March 20:  Balance, Dizziness and Falls
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Centerz
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240.777.8085

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Amber from FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers discusses the dangers of falling, the importance of balance, and causes of dizziness that can all be resolved and/or improved through physical therapy. Free/Gratis

March 21:  Fighting the Winter Blues
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240.777.8085

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Feeling down? Fight the blues with mood-wise tips from Janet Carter from Right at Home to get through the winter. Free/Gratis

March 22: Tea Party
White Oak Senior Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240.777.6944

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Indulge in a delightful English tea party. Menu includes tea, mini-cupcakes, fruit, scones, and tea sandwiches. Cost is $2 per person.

March 22: Last Day of Registration of Spring Adult Basketball
4010 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902
240.777.6893

240.777.6818 Fax

Registration and franchise fee is accepted in person, by mail, online, or fax. All players must be at least 18 years old and out of high school. See more information here.

 

March 22:  Name that Tune
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240.777.8085

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Join Brittany from Synergy Home Care to listen to audio clips that will keep you singing and guessing. Earn the most points and win. Free/Gratis

 

March 29:  Solo Harpist Judy Mostyn White
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240.777.8085

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Judy masterfully plays the harp, giving you the opportunity to experience this uncommon instrument. Free/Gratis

 

 

March 29:  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.

 

March 30:  Health Fair
Damascus Senior Center
9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872
240.777.6995

9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.. The goal is to provide the senior citizens of Damascus with a day of interactive health programming that promotes physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. There will be door prizes. Free/Gratis

 

March 30:  CarFit
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240.777.8085

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. An interactive program that teaches participants how to make their personal vehicles fit them to increase safety and mobility on the road. Pre-registration required, space limited. Free/Gratis

 

March:  Club Adventure

3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Monday to Friday. Participants have homework time, play sports, games, do arts and crafts, have computer access, and after-school fun. Call the 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 29429 240.777.6930 K-6
East County 29432 240.777.8090 K-5
Coffield 29426 240.777.4900 K-5
Long Branch 29435 240.777.6965 K-5
Mid County 29441 240.777..6820 K-5
Praisner 29438 240.777.4970 K-5
Plum Gar 29444 240.777.4919 K-5
Upper County 29447 240.777.8077 K-6
White Oak 21930 240.777.6940 K-5

  

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

 

Praisner March 3 #25489 – Hype 240.777.4970 $6 per child each night grades K-5 6:30-8:30pm
Germantown March 3 #26967 240.777.8095 $52 membership grades 3-6 7-9pm
Potomac March 3

March 10

March 17

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

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

Clara Barton March 24 #26607 240.777.4910 $52 membership grades 3-6 7-9pm

 

Lawton March 3

March 17

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

 

Longwood March 10

March 24

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

 

Upper County March 10

March 17

March 31

#26964 240.777.8077 $52 membership grades K-5 6:30-8:30pm
Mid County March 24 #32243 240.777.6819 $5 per visit Grades 3-5 7-9pm

 

Bauer Drive Community Recreation Center

14625 Bauer Drive, Rockville, MD 20853

240.777.6922

Senior Sports Activities

Montgomery County Recreation offers many opportunities for individuals 55+ to participate in volleyball, basketball, badminton, pickleball, table tennis, billiards and other individual and team sports. Drop-In Gym programs only require individuals to get a $30 a year open gym pass. There are also leagues offered at several locations that are co-sponsored with the Montgomery County Senior Sports Association (MCSSA). Call the Sports Team at 240.777.6810 for more information on league play. Aquatics also offer many programs and classes.  Call the Aquatics Team for additional information.

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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