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Montgomery County Recreation RecCalendar April 2017


April 1: Season Kick-off – Youth Flag Football League
Mid County Community Recreation Center
2004 Queensguard Road, Silver Spring, MD 20906
240.777.6870
10 a.m. We will also host a free optional Football Combine for any registrant.

 

 


April 1:  Summer Camp Registration

Montgomery County Recreation offers a wide variety of exciting summer programs throughout the county with an emphasis on safety, convenience, affordability, and most of all…FUN! We offer over 150 summer programs that are designed to appeal to a variety of campers. With such a large range of programming, experienced and innovative staff, there is something for everyone. Register online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org

 


April 1: Bunny Hop into Spring
Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906
240.777.4999
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. For ages 0-21. Enjoy a day of games, refreshments, and crafts. Register at ActiveMONTGOMERY under activity #32068.


April 2: The Chance to Play Baseball – Free Play DaySouth Germantown Recreational Park
14501 Schaeffer Rd, Boyds, MD 20841
240.777.6870
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. All are welcome to come out and see what the Miracle League field is all about, its first call for all players to come out and hit the ball around and play a little catch. The Miracle League gives people with disabilities the chance to play baseball on a level-playing field where children with both physical and other disabilities can play. Register at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under activity # 32310. For ages 4 through 14. Free/Gratis.

 


April 3: National Start Walking DayWhite Oak Senior Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240.777.6944
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. We will be walking around the community at leisure for a mile. Healthy refreshments will be provided. Free/Gratis.


April 4: Renaming Wheaton Glenmont Outdoor Pool to Sergeant Hector I. Ayala
3201 Randolph Road Wheaton, Maryland 20902
240.777.6875
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, the Montgomery County Council, the Montgomery County Department of Police and Montgomery Recreation cordially invite you to a ceremony renaming Wheaton Glenmont Outdoor Pool in honor of fallen officer Sergeant Hector I. Ayala.


 

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April 5: Twitter WorkshopHoliday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906
240.777.4999
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Join Social Media guru, Dennis Tuttle to learn the ins and outs about tweeting. Free/Gratis


April 6: Live Music with Stan Hamrick Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906
240.777.4999
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Free/Gratis

 


April 7: MoCo’s Got Talent Open AuditionsOur talent competition for county teens in middle and high school opens with auditions at three countywide locations. We are seeking young singers, dancers, bands, poets, artists, magicians, and comedian or whatever your talent may be. Here’s the competition schedule:
First-Round Auditions
All run from 5-9 p.m.
Friday, April 7, GYC Studios at the Olde Towne Youth Center, Gaithersburg;
Friday, April 14, Mid-County Community Center;
Friday, April 21, Upper County Community Center.
Semifinal Auditions
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 29, Montgomery County Recreation Theatre, Silver Spring.
Finals at the Fillmore Silver Spring
Sunday, May 21, 5-9 p.m.
For more info, students can contact their RecXtra and RecZone coordinators 240.777.8080.


April 9: Wine Tasting at Big Cork VineyardsDamascus Senior Center
9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872
240.777.6995
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wine tasting and tour. Bring lunch, comfortable walking shoes, and money if you would like to purchase any wine, snack or others at the winery. Arrive at the center by 9:45 a.m. Total cost is $25, $15 for wine and $10 for transportation.


 

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center is closed

from April 10-April 16


April 9: The Chance to Play Baseball – Free Play DaySouth Germantown Recreational Park
14501 Schaeffer Rd, Boyds, MD 20841
240.777.6870
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. All are welcome to come out and see what the Miracle League field is all about, its first call for all players to come out and hit the ball around and play a little catch. The Miracle League gives people with disabilities the chance to play baseball on a level-playing field where children with both physical and other disabilities can play. Register at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under activity # 32310. For ages 4 through 14. Free/Gratis.


 

April 10: Earth Day – Solar Power and Sustainability

Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906
240.777.4999
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Michael Yambrach, from the Montgomery County Office of Energy and Sustainability joins us to discuss the benefits of solar power and the County’s strategy towards sustainability. Mr. Yambrach may share the many projects that his office is undertaking, along with those that have been completed and those that are underway. Free/Gratis.


April 11: Tech Connect
White Oak Senior Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240.777.6944
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Have you been wondering how to use your electronic gadgets? Bring in your telephone, tablet, IPads, laptop and other electronic devices and learn how to use their features. Free/Gratis.


April 12- May 10: Memory Academy
North Potomac Community Recreation Center
11315 Falls Road, MD 20854
240.777.6956
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. This five-week course was created by UCLA Center of Aging. The class provides memory improvement techniques designed to work for everyone. The course explains how memory works; offers quick strategies for remembering names, faces and numbers; provides basic memory tools; and maximizes the effectiveness of using memory aids such as lists. Each class includes multiple hands-outs including a summary and skill-builder (homework) to reinforce what has been learned. The cost of the class includes “The Memory Bibles” by Dr. Gary Small. (This program is not intended for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia). $25. To register call 301.754.8800.


April 12: Spa Day
White Oak Senior Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240.777.6944
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. In honor of stress awareness month, we will have an event to help you get pampered. You will be able to get a haircut, make-up, massage or manicure. Free/Gratis.


April 14: Spring Basketball Last Day of Registration

April 28: Spring Night Youth Basketball League
Inaugural Season. The league will be 6 weeks. Multiple locations throughout Montgomery County. No playoffs. Only 20 teams per division. No games Memorial Day weekend. Game time will vary between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Team Registration only. For Age group 10 and under division.

 



April 17: Sham el Nessim Celebration White Oak Senior Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240.777.6944
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Let’s celebrate Spring with an Egyptian flare. Sham el Nessim is one of the oldest Egyptian festivals in which Egyptians celebrate spring. Free/Gratis.


April 22: 70’s Flower Power Dance Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906
240.777.4999
7 p.m. – 10 p.m. For ages 15 and up. Cost is $10 per person. Register at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under activity #31987

 


April 22: Hertime2shine Silver Spring Civic Building
One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910
240.777.6810
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day, at the second annual #HERtime2shine event. The event was founded as a way to empower girls to get involved in sports and live healthy, active lifestyles by bringing the county’s sports and fitness organizations together to showcase new opportunities. This year’s event will feature a carnival-style family fun day. Sports and fitness vendors will host interactive and fun activities. All ages are welcome. Participants are encouraged to be active by completing vendor activities such as Zumba sessions, shooting hoops and more to earn tickets and win cool prizes or be entered into a raffle. # Hertime2shine. Free/Gratis.


April 24: Holocaust Remembrance Day Lecture Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906
240.777.4999
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Gerald Schneider, PhD. is joining us to go back in time and analyze the events that took the whole world by surprise and discuss how it could have been prevented. Free/Gratis.


April 25: Italian Tea with Donato Sorrano Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240.777.8085 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. $3 per person.

 

 


April 25: Mini Trip to Brookside Gardens Damascus Senior Center
9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872
240.777.6995
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 


April 26: Appraisal Show Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906
240.777.4999
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The experts from Paradigm Experts will be on-site to appraise your most beloved treasures. Free/Gratis.


April 29: Yard Sale

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240.777.8085
8 a.m. – 2 p.m. $5 per spot.


April:  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 29430 240.777.6930 K-6
East County 29433 240.777.8090 K-5
Coffield 29427 240.777.4900 K-5
Long Branch 29436 240.777.6965 K-5
Mid County 29442 240.777.6820 K-5
Praisner 29439 240.777.4970 K-5
Plum Gar 29445 240.777.4919 K-5
Upper County 29448 240.777.8077 K-6
White Oak 25526 240.777.6940 K-5

 

Club Friday

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

Clara Barton April 21 #26607 240.777.4910 $52 membership grades 3-6 7-9pm

 

Mid County April 21 #32244 240.777.6819 $5 per visit grades 3-5 7-9pm

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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