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Montgomery County Recreation Schedule for November

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November 1 through November 3:  Early Voting

8 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Voters may go to any early voting site in Montgomery County and cast a ballot. Early voting results are tallied on election night, just like votes cast on election day. If you vote early, you may not vote by mail or on election day. The following are sites near you to cast your vote:

  • Damascus Community Recreation Center, 25520 Oak Drive, Damascus
  • Germantown Community Recreation Center, 18905 Kingsview Road, Germantown
  • Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center, 4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase
  • Marilyn J. Praisner, 14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville
  • Mid County Community Recreation Center, 204 Queensguard Road, Silver Spring
  • Potomac Community Recreation Center, 11315 Falls Road, Potomac
  • Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 South Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg
  • Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe St, Rockville
  • Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Pl., Silver Spring
  • Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad, 2400 Arcola Ave., Wheaton

November 1:  Pickleball

Adaptive Sports Court
Potomac Community Recreation Center
11315 Falls Road, Potomac
240.777.6960 – En Español 240.777.6839

11 a.m.—2 p.m. Every Tuesday participants of all ages are welcome to play pickleball. Purchase a Gym Rat pass for $30 a year in order to participate in all “Open Gym” activities in County Recreation facilities.

November 1:  Cooking with Ron

Scotland Neighborhood Recreation Center
7700 Scotland Drive, Potomac
240.777.8075

6—8pm For ages 6 and up.  Other classes are on November 8, 15, and a big dinner on November 23. Join us for a cooking class. Do you want to learn how to cook a healthy meal with the help of friends and Mr. Ron? Then come join us at the Scotland center for a cooking class. We will cook different types of food; we will be making side dishes and healthy main dishes using fresh ingredients from our garden. Free/Gratis.

November 2:  Flu Shots

Longwood Community Recreation Center
19300 Georgia Avenue, Brookeville
240.777.6920
9:30—11:30 a.m. Pre-registration required

November 3:  Dream Leadership Program

Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center
14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville
240.777.4970

6:30—8 p.m. A leadership program for teens ages 14 to 19. Learn to be a leader in your school and in your community; how to create a resume; strategies for success in life; college preparation and more. For additional information, please contact Angela Cooper at 301.989.4673 ext. 1245 or Carol Brown at 240.777.4975. Register under course #25413 at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org. Free/Gratis

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 November 4

Roller Skate Party

#25485

Hype

240.777.4970 $6 per child each night grades K-5   6:30—8:30 p.m.
Germantown November 4

November 18

#26967 240.777.8095 $52 membership grades 3-6   7—9 p.m.
Potomac November 4

November 11

November 18

#26968 240.777.6960 $88 membership grades 3-6   7—9 p.m.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for early parent check-in

Clara Barton November 18 #26607 240.777.4910 $52 membership grades 3-6    7—9 p.m.

 

Lawton November 4

November 18

#26969 240.777.6855 $52 membership grades 3-6 7—9 p.m.

 

Upper County November 4

November 18

#26964 240.777.8077 $52 membership grades K-5   6:30—8:30 p.m.
Longwood November 4

November 18

#26965 240.777.6920 $52 membership Grades 3-5   7—9 p.m.

 

 November 4: How to Manage Chronic Diseases Workshop

Damascus Senior Center
9701 Main Street, Damascus
240.777.6995

9:30 a.m. — noon  Kristen Weeden will bring in professionals to the Senior Center where they will hold two hour and 30 minute workshops to help manage your health with chronic illnesses. Free/Gratis.

November 5:  Train Day/First Day of Annual Holiday Sale

Damascus Senior Center
9701 Main Street, Damascus
240.777.6995

10 a.m. — 4 p.m. Train Day consists of a display of many different trains by collectors. We will offer a “Hobo” lunch at a reasonable price. The holiday sale officially begins with items priced from 25 cents to $25.

November 7:  Circle Time with Friends

Mid County Community Recreation Center
2004 Queensguard Road, Silver Spring
240.777.6820

10—10:30 a.m. For birth to 3 years old, course #28455

10:45—11:15 a.m. For 3 to 5 years old, course #28456

This is storytime for toddlers and preschoolers. Free/Gratis.

November 7:  Thanksgiving from 1621 to Present

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring
240.777.8085

1—2 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Free/Gratis.

November 7:  Tanzania Wild Life

Longwood Community Recreation Center
19300 Georgia Avenue, Brookeville
240.777.6920

12:30—1:30 p.m. Join award-winning professional photographer Jim Auerbach as he invites you to explore some of the best wildlife reserves and parks in Tanzania. Free/Gratis.

November 8: Chef Sue’s Holiday Lunch

Damascus Senior Center
9701 Main Street, Damascus
240.777.6995

noon—2 p.m. the menu is available at the reception desk one month prior to the event. Cost of the meal is according to age: 55-59 is $7, for 60+ donations are requested.

November 9:  Holiday Cheer and Memories

Damascus Senior Center
9701 Main Street, Damascus
240.777.6995

1—2 p.m. Christiana Drapkin and her trio perform some wonderful tunes for the coming holidays. Free/Gratis.

November 9:  Sleep Better Through the Night

White Oak Senior Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring
240.777.6944

1:30—2:30 p.m. Learn better ways and gain different techniques to help you sleep through the night. You will wake up totally refreshed and ready for the day. Free/Gratis.

November 10:  African Dance Group Performance

White Oak Senior Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring
240.777.6944

1—2 p.m. Enjoy and watch a lively performance that displays the cultural traditional dances from different regions in Africa. This exciting show will be educational as well as entertaining. Free/Gratis.

November 10:  Dream Leadership Program

Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center
14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville
240.777.4970

6:30—8 p.m. A leadership program for teens ages 14 to 19. Learn to be a leader in your school and in your community; how to create a resume; strategies for success in life; college preparation and more. For additional information please contact Angela Cooper at 301.989.4673 ext. 1245 or Carol Brown at 240.777.4975. Register under course #25413 at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org. Free/Gratis.

November 11:  Veterans Day

Aquatic and Community Centers open as scheduled; classes and programs will meet as scheduled; all senior programs cancelled, and administrative offices and Senior Centers closed.

November 11:  Veterans Day Dance

Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center
14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville
240.777.4970

7—10 p.m. For ages 21 and older. Dance your socks off in honor of the men and women who serve or have served our country. Hand dance, line dance, or free style. Groove to old school and new school music. Pre register at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under activity #28382. Free/Gratis.

November 12-13:  Swim Center Closed – Olney

16605 Georgia Avenue, Olney
240.777.4995. Indoor Swim Center closed all day.

November 14: Registration starts for 2017 100 Mile Challenge

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November 14:  WINTER REGISTRATION check your favorite class or program in the Winter Guide[/box]

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November 14:  Trip to Montpelier Arts Center and Mansion/ Amish Market

White Oak Senior Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring
240.777.6944

10 a.m.—3 p.m. Join us for a trip to the Montpelier Art’s Center and Mansion followed by a trip to the Dutch Farmer’s Market. Cost is $4 for the museum and $10 for transportation.

November 16:  Know your Ten Signs of Alzheimers

Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton
240.777.4999

1—2 p.m. Join us for an informative lecture on Alzheimer’s disease detection from the Alzheimer’s Association. Free/Gratis.

November 16:  75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton
240.777.4999

6:30—7:30 p.m. Learn from our own history expert, Dr. Gerald Schneider, about this event as we commemorate the 75th Anniversary. Free/Gratis.

November 16:  SHIP Visit

Longwood Community Recreation Center
19300 Georgia Avenue, Brookeville
240.777.6920

10—11 a.m. A representative from SHIP will be at the Center to talk about the new changes in Medicare, Medigap, long term insurance, as well as suitable plans for individuals. Free/Gratis. 

November 18—20: Swim Center Closed – Germantown

18000 Central Park Circle, Boyds
240.777.6830 Indoor Swim Center closed all day.

November 18:  Winter Carnival

Long Branch Community Recreation Center
8700 Piney Branch Road
240.777.6965

6:30—10 p.m. Get your picture taken with Santa for only $5 per person. The Winter Carnival is Fee/Gratis.

November 19:  Family Trot – Fun Run and Food Drive

Mid County Community Recreation Center
2004 Queensguard Road, Silver Spring
240.777.6820 or 240.777.8058

9—11 a.m. Everyone is invited to get active while getting in the spirit of holiday giving. Register on ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under course #28410. Bring food donations for the Manna Food Center.

November 19:  Montgomery County Thanksgiving Paradeparade2

Downtown Silver Spring, from Ellsworth Drive to Silver Spring Avenue
240.777.0311

10 a.m.—noon Everybody loves a Parade! The reverberating drums of the marching bands herald the coming of the Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade even before catching site of the giant inflatable turkey and Santa bringing up the rear. Emcee Brian Van De Graff. Free/Gratis.

November 22: Thanksgiving Side Dish Pot Luck

Long Branch Senior Center
8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring
240.777.6975

12:30—2:30 p.m. Add your favorite dish to our nutritious lunch and share the day with us. Regular lunch donation.

November 23: Thanksgiving Lunch with Dixieland Express

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring
240.777.8085

Noon—2 p.m. We accept a donation for lunch.

November 24—27:  All Recreation, Senior centers, Administrative offices are closed, no rentals or bookings   Indoor Swim Centers are closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

November:  Club Adventure

4—6 p.m. for students K-5 grade. Participants have homework time, play sports, games, do arts and crafts, 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 21882 240.777.6930
East County 21885 240.777.8090
Coffield 21879 240.777.4900
Long Branch 21888 240.777.6965
Mid County 21894 240.777.6820
Praisner 21891 240.777.4970
Plum Gar 21897 240.777.4919
Upper County 21900 240.777.8077
White Oak 21902 240.777.6940

 

 

 

 

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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