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Montgomery County Recreation Upcoming Events August

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Cricket Anyone?

We are looking for interested folks. Call 240.777.4936 to let us know.

 Buy Discounted Amusement Park Tickets

Busch Gardens, Diggerland USA, Dorney Park, Dutch Wonderland, Hershey Park, King’s Dominion, Sahara Sam’s Water Park, Six Flags America, Six Flags Great Adventure, Water Country.

August 2 to August 16:  The following Community Recreation Centers and Senior Centers are closed:  Plum Gar, Upper County, Marilyn J. Praisner, White Oak and White Oak Senior Center, Long Branch and Long Branch Senior Center.

August 3:  “Patsy Cline” with Frank & Trish Curreri at Holiday Park Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cost $1 at the door/ Free with HPSI card. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

August 3:  “Wedding Crashers” Movie at Schweinhaut Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Free) Garden Room. Jeremy (Vaughn) and John (Wilson) are divorce mediators who spend their free time crashing wedding receptions. Call 240.777.8085 for more information.

August 3: Registration is open for Fall Holiday Park classes at Holiday Park Senior Center

Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

August 4:  Rosemary Hills/Lyttonsville/Rock Creek Forest National Night Out at Gwendolyn E. Coffield Community Recreation Center

6:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to meet County officials, including Police Officers, Fire Fighters, and EMTs.  See the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research’s Color Guard, the Han Su Tae Kwon Do School, the Tai Chi Class, and more. Good Neighbor Awards and lots of surprises. Call 240.777.4900 for more information.

August 4:  12th Annual National Night Out Celebration at Mid County Community Recreation Center

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Free) Live entertainment, information about community programs, crime prevention, and activities for children, and families. Call 240.777.6820 for more information.

August 4:   National Night Out Celebration at Plantation II, Damascus

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Free) Ice cream, face painting, fun, call 240.777.6930 for more information.

 August 5:  Music with Jesse Palidofsky at Holiday Park Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Free) Known as an “inspired tunesmith,” the vocalist and songwriter, Jesse Palidofsky, returns to share his gift of folk, blues, and rock interpretations that will leave you feeling the simple truth: music is quite wonderful.  Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

August 5:  August is documentary month at Holiday Park Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. (Free) Life narrated by Oprah Winfrey, and every Wednesday narrated by a retired talk-show host and actresses until August 26. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

August 5:  Wednesday Library Trip at Schweinhaut Senior Center

9:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Meet in lobby, take the JCA bus down to the fantastic new Silver Spring Library. The bus will leave at 9:30 sharp and return to the Center at 11:10 a.m. Call 240.777.8085 for more information.

August 6:  Rock & Roll Relics (Oldies) at the Silver Spring Summer Concert Series, Veterans Plaza.

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Free) One of the premier oldies musical acts in the Mid-Atlantic region. Call 240.777.0311 for more information.

August 6:  Intergenerational Ice Cream Social at Damascus Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Free).The Damascus Senior Center Sponsors Inc. (DSCSI) offers today’s intergenerational Ice Cream Social. Seniors should bring their grandchildren for some ice cream and fun. Call 240.777.6995 for more information.

August 6:  Music of Astor Piazzolla King of Tango at Holiday Park Seniors.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Cost $1 at the door/ Free with HPSI card. Call 240-777-4999 for more information.

August 7:  Registration for Adult Soccer starts Leagues for men’s open, 45-plus, and 55-plus; women’s Masters 25-plus and Masters 40-plus; and co-rec. The eight-week season starts Sept. 9-13 at 20 locations. Call 240.777.6912 for more information.

August 7:  Coffeehouse Night at Gwendolyn E. Coffield

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Free) join us for a fun evening featuring: Candace Wolf, storyteller; Dr. Monique Rainford, author (“Please God Send Me A Husband”); and Miles Spicer, guitarist. Hot and cold beverages will be served. Call 240.777.4900 for more information.

August 7:  Dance Club Friday with Tim Amann at Holiday Park Seniors.

1:00p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cost $5 or $3 with HPSI card. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

August 10:  Fun with Words at Schweinhaut Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Free) If you enjoy crosswords, word scrambles, or scrabble, this program is for you. Call 240.777.8085 for more information.

August 12:  PJ Dance Party at Holiday Park Senior Center

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Free) High Fashion alert: Pink bunny slippers paired with polka dot pajamas. Two step in comfort and style as we showcase sleepwear on the dance floor. Call 240-777-4999 for more information.

August 13:  Yoga With Hugs (New Session) at Schweinhaut Senior Center

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Cost is $24 for 8 sessions, or $5 for individual sessions. Sign up at Reception Desk.  Call 240.777.8085 for more information.

August 13:  Live Music with Boys Night Out at Holiday Park Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cost $3 or Free with HPSI card. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

August 14: Dance Club Friday with Mike Surratt at Holiday Park Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cost $3 or Free with HPSI card. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

August 15:  Sharks and Minnows: Lazy River Family Pool Party at Martin Luther King Jr. Swim Center 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Cost $4.00, register under course #410383. Party is for individuals with disabilities, their families, and friends. The Lazy River gently carries you around the pool while you relax, socialize, and keep cool on an over sized tube. Take a splash down the outdoor slide for a fun time. Snacks and water provided. No personal care provided. Call 240.777.6870 for more information.

August 15:  Be Your Own Personal Chef at Holiday Park Senior Center

10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Cost $55 per person, course #312703. A $20 food fee is due to the instructor at class time. Ages 15 & up. You will cook with the experts and learn how to prepare two weeks’ worth of food at a time and how to save money in the process. How to schedule your every-other-Saturday cook day; shop, cook, package, label, and store a 2-week supply of really good food for your family. Take home recipes for 2 weeks’ worth of meals including side dishes. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

August 16 to August 30, Damascus and Longwood Community Recreation Centers are closed.

August 17:  VIP DAY at Montgomery County Agricultural Fair

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Montgomery County Recreation takes children and teens, ages 5 to 14 with disabilities, as “VIPs” to the Fair.  Call 240.777.6870 for more information.

August 17:  Registration for Fall Classes starts today.

 August 17:  “The Joy Luck Club” Movie at Schweinhaut Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Free) Garden Room. Through a series of flashbacks, four young Chinese women born in America and their respective mothers, born in feudal China, explore their past. This search will help them understand their difficult mother/daughter relationship. Call 240.777.8085 for more information.

August 18:  Montgomery County Senior Fair Day at Fair Grounds

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Free) Montgomery County has its annual Senior Fair day in Gaithersburg. Call 240.777.8085 for more information.

August 19:  Sophisticated Lady at Schweinhaut Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Free) over the years, ancient cultures in Tibet and throughout the world found that music had potential healing powers. Linda Levasseur has taken that foundational knowledge and transformed/evolved it to take advantage of modern technologies and theories. She sings and uses a top-of-the-line keyboard as backup for a total musical experience, with a wide range of music that will stimulate the body and mind. Call 240.777.8085 for more information.

August 21:  Long-Term Care and Disability at Plum Gar Community Recreation Center

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Free) Light refreshments and raffle giveaways. Call 240.777.4919 for more information.

August 21:  Song Circle at Schweinhaut Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Free) Garden Room. Co-sponsored by The Folklore Society of Greater Washington.  Come for informal singing or just to listen, but do come to enjoy delightful songs! The monthly song circle is about the joy of singing, not about talent. Call 240.777.8085 for more information.

August 16 to August 23 Bauer Community Recreation Center is closed.

August 22:  TR King’s Dominion Trip

9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Cost $60.00 under course #40982, meal ticket included. Trip is for individuals with disabilities, their families, and friends. Call 240.777.6870 for more information.

August 23 to September 6 East County, Germantown, and Wheaton Community Recreation Centers are closed.

 August 28:  Annual Luau Friday at Damascus Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Cost for the meal age 55-59 is $7.00, 60+ donations requested. The menu will be available at the reception desk one month prior to the event! Call for reservations at 240.777.6095.

August 28:  Senorita Sunshine Luau/Hawaiian at Damascus Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Free) Senorita Sunshine makes her return to grace you with a program for our annual Luau. There will be a lot of fun, dancing, and singing. Call 240.777.6995 for more information.

August 30 to September 13 Mid County Community Recreation Center is closed.

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.

We Are Looking For A Few Good People

Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings or Weekends.

Part-time/Seasonal/Substitute: Community Recreation Centers, Support Staff and Desk Attendants, and After School Activities Coordinators.

Professional, Friendly, Responsible, Great with all Ages, Dependable, a Team Player, Positive and Hard Working.

Contact:

Karen Jordan at 240.777.4988

Ingrid St. Villier at 240.777.6820

Dave Branick at 240.777.6873

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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