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Montgomery County Recreation: Upcoming Events for May

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May 4:  Mini Trip to National Arboretum

Holiday Park Senior Center

3950 Ferrara Drive

Wheaton, MD 20906

240.777.4999

9:45 a.m. – 2 p.m. STOP! It’s time to smells the flowers. Spring has sprung and the azaleas are blooming. Join us for a trip to the National Arboretum. You will view the beautiful azalea collection, smell the Herb Garden and meet a 400 year old Bonsai tree slightly taller than your knee. And don not forget to bring a brown bag lunch with you. Cost is $10 per person.

 

May 4:  Dinner + Movie at the Park “A Walk in the Woods”

Holiday Park Senior Center

3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906

240.777.4999

5:30-8:30 p.m. Dinner Tickets: $5.30 including taxes. Select your menu and preregister for dinner at the center’s front desk by Monday, May 2, 3:50 pm. Dinner, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

 

May 4:  Happy Houseplants

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20901

240.777.8085

1-2 p.m.  Join the Masters as they present ways to keep houseplants happy and healthy. Free/Gratis

 

May 4:  Bocce Ball  

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20901

240.777.8085

11 a.m. enjoy a relaxed but strategic game with an ancient lineage at bocce courts every Wednesday and Saturday. Beginners welcome. Free/Gratis

 

May 5:  Stroke Awareness Event

White Oak Senior Center

1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904

240.777.0944

1-2 p.m. This presentation gives you information on what signs to look for and ways to prevent having a stroke. Free/Gratis

 

May 5:  Cinco De Mayo Luncheon

Damascus Senior Center

9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872

240.777.6995

12-2 p.m. Chef Sue prepares a wonderful meal for our annual celebration. The menu is available at the reception desk one month prior to the event. Price for the Meal age 55 – 59 is $7.00 60+ Donations accepted.

 

May 5:  Getting to Know You: Luxemburg & Slovenia

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20901

240.777.8085

1-2 p.m. This month of Getting to Know You features our Luxemburg & Slovenia friends. Come hear their fascinating stories of these European countries. Free/Gratis

 

May 6:  Cinco de Mayo Celebration 

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20901

240.777.8085

12-2 p.m.  Señorita Sunshine stars in our celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Luncheon will be provided through the Nutrition Program. Pre-Registration required. Price for lunch ages 55-59 is $5.49. Donations requested for 60+.

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May 6:  Mac Friday

Clara Barton

7425 MacArthur Boulevard, Cabin John, MD 20818

240.777.4910

6-9 p.m. One-time membership fee of $52 for grades 3-6.  Enjoy games, crafts, movies, sports, DJs/dancers, special events, prizes, snack bar, raffles, and theme nights.

 

May 6:  Swing Into Spring, “Family Community Fun Night”

Upper County Community Recreation Center

8201 Emory Grove Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

240.777.8077

7-9 p.m. All are welcome. A fun filled evening with games, prices, raffles and activities for all family members to enjoy.  Activities include photo booth, face painting, DJ, carnival games, moon bounce and much, much more.  Light refreshments will be served.  Children under 10 years of age must be accompanied by a parent. Free/Gratis

 

May 6:  Overnight Camp Out & MINI Jamboree

Damascus Community Recreation Center

25520 Oak Drive, Damascus, MD 20872

240.777.6930

7 p.m. – 10 a.m. For ages 8-12, join us with local camping leaders for a mini jamboree. Learn knot tying, pitching a tent, 4 types of outdoor cooking, telescope star watching, play manhunt and glow in the dark activities. Wake up to a fireside breakfast, followed by a nature walk and letter boxing. Participants will learn camping skills, play games and have fun in scheduled activities. Boys and girls will be in separate tent areas overnight. Bring your tent or tee pee, tarp, sleeping bag, flash light, comb, tooth brush & tooth paste, and a change of clothes. Health forms due by May 3rd. Register under course #20224 on line at ActiveMontgomery.org or at the center’s front desk. Fee $15.

 

May 7:  Overnight Camp Out & MINI Jamboree

Damascus Community Recreation Center

25520 Oak Drive, Damascus, MD 20872

240.777.6930

7 p.m. – 11 a.m. For ages 8-12, join us with local camping leaders for a mini jamboree. Learn knot tying, pitching a tent, 4 types of outdoor cooking, telescope star watching, play manhunt and glow in the dark activities. Wake up to a fireside breakfast, followed by a nature walk and letter boxing. Participants will learn camping skills, play games and have fun in scheduled activities. Boys and girls will be in separate tent areas overnight. Bring your tent or tee pee, tarp, sleeping bag, flash light, comb, tooth brush & tooth paste, and a change of clothes. Health forms due by May 3rd. Register under course #20224 on line at ActiveMontgomery.org or at the center’s front desk. Fee $15.

 

May 7:  Akhmedova Ballet Presents Sleeping Beauty

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20901

240.777.8085

1-2 p.m.  The award winning Akhmedova Ballet Academy presents “Sleeping Beauty” – Aurora’s Christening and Wedding Acts for a very special Mother’s Day performance. Free/Gratis

May 7:  Futsal Tournament

Long Branch Community Recreation Center

8700 Piney Branch Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20901

240.777.6965

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Enjoy the 4th Annual Unity Day Middle School Futsal Tournament. Free/Gratis

 

May 7:  Unity Festival

Long Branch Community Recreation Center

8700 Piney Branch Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20901

240.777.6965

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Join us for the Annual Unity Festival and participate in arts & crafts, games, vendors, multicultural food, face painting, moon bounce, celebrity basketball game featuring local celebrities and elected officials competing against our LBAA coaches. Free/Gratis

 

May 9:  Coffeehouse Music Series

Holiday Park Senior Center

3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906

240.777.4999

1-2 p.m.  Enjoy the live music performance of Jesse Palidofsky in the café. The center’s café remains open with beverages and snacks for sale to enjoy. Free/Gratis

 

May 9:  Adult Summer Basketball League

4010 Randolph Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20902

240.777.6893

We are accepting team registrations for a basketball league from May 9 through June 2. Leagues are offered for men’s starting the second week in June. Team registration fee is $595 if teams register before May 27, and $620 from May 28 through June 2. The fee includes game officials, staff, game balls, scorebooks, schedules, playoffs, and a great socially and competitive oriented program. All games are played locally in the Silver Spring, Bethesda, Rockville and Germantown areas. Team registration forms and information brochures are available at the Recreation administrative offices, or online at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec. For more information about adult basketball and/or to register, contact Pat Sullivan at 240.777.6893 or email at patrick.sullivan@montgomerycountymd.gov.

 

May 10:  Summer Registration Begins for SOAR program

4010 Randolph Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20902

240.777.6840

8:30 a.m. – 2: p.m. Senior Outdoor Adventures in Recreation is designed for active adults, age 55 and over. Registrations can be made through ActiveMontgomery, by fax 240.777.6818, mail to Registrar to the address above, or in person at any Recreation facility.

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May 11:  Youth Summit 2 Change a Life

Silver Spring Civic Building

1 Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, MD 20910

240.777.8080

5-8 p.m. The County Executive wants to hear from you. Middle and High School students are welcome to share hopes and concerns. Stand up and speak about how young people become disconnected from their community. Share your ideas to make connections and “2Change a Life”. Free/Gratis

 

May 11:  Latin Dance Workshop

Holiday Park Senior Center

3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906

240.777.4999

6:30-7:25 p.m.  Learn your step and move your body to salsa, cumbia, cha-cha, merengue and many more. Pre-registration required at the front desk. Free/Gratis

 

May 13:  Mini Trip

Damascus Senior Center

9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872

240.777.6995

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mini Trip to Liganore Wine cellar and Vineyard. Cost is $10.

 

May 13:  Soul Line Dance Party

White Oak Senior Center

1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904

240.777.0944

6-9 p.m.  Come socialize, dance, and learn the newest dances every 2nd of the month. Cost is $5 at the door.

 

May 14:  Audacity of Hoops Tournament
Downtown Silver Spring at 1 Veterans Place
10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Girls bracket play at 11 a.m. boys bracket play at 12 p.m. This is a single elimination tournament for high school girls and boys in grades 9-12. Participants will play 3-5 player rosters. Pre-registration required. Follow the tournament @MoCoRec #RecZone for updates. For information contact the Youth Development Team at 240.777.8080. For registration assistance please contact

carlos.castro@montgomerycountymd.gov.

 

May 14:  Scotland Fashion Show

Scotland Neighborhood Recreation Center

7700 Scotland Drive, Potomac, MD 20854

240.777.8075

5-8 p.m.  Enjoy with the family the first annual fashion show with a special guest and the Scotland Youth Dancing, Hip Hop Songs and more. Enjoy the display art work and open international style pot luck afterward. Please bring a dish to share. Volunteers are needed to host our guest. Dress to impress. Free/Gratis

 

May 16:  Registration for Summer starts today

6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Registration for summer classes, swim lessons begins today.

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May 17:  Jeff Antoniuk and the Jazz Update Trio

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20901

240.777.8085

1-2 p.m.  Performance is presented by the Washington Performing Arts. Free/Gratis

 

May 17:  Ice Cream Social

Damascus Senior Center

9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872

240.777.6995

1-2 p.m.  Enjoy an Ice Cream Social with all of your favorite toppings. Free/Gratis

 

May 17:  Keep Seniors Safe

White Oak Senior Center

1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904

240.777.0944

12:30-1:30 p.m.  Listen to topics to like scams, fraud, identity theft, safe shopping habits, home safety, personal preparedness for an emergency, legal resources, county resources, and more. Free to all but gear to seniors.

 

May 18:  Garden Party Luncheon

Damascus Senior Center

9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872

240.777.6995

12-2 p.m. Chef Sue will have a great meal prepared for our Damascus Senior Gardeners. The menu is available at the reception desk. Call the center for reservations. Price for the Meal age 55-59 is $7.00. 60+ Donations accepted.

 

May 18:  Appalachian Trail General Overview and Preparations

Holiday Park Senior Center

3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906

240.777.4999

6:30 p.m. Join Rush Williamson from Appalachian Trail Conservancy and Potomac Appalachian Trail Club and learn all about preparation, equipment, food, ways to hike the trail, and general overview. Free/Gratis

 

May 18:  Anna Pappas “A Class Act”

Damascus Senior Center

9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872

240.777.6995

1-2 p.m. Anna Pappas returns with her friends to perform “A Class Act” Free/Gratis

 

May 22:  Finale of MoCo’s Got Talent

The Fillmore Silver Spring

8656 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring MD 20910

240.777.8080

5-9 p.m.  MoCo’s Got Talent Finale show is at the Fillmore. Free/Gratis

 

May 24:  Mini-Trip to C&O Canal

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20901

240.777.8085

10 a.m.-3 p.m.  Let’s take a trip to the C&O Canal Lunch is on your own. Please pack a lunch. Pre-Registration required. $10 per person (made payable to ActiveMontgomery) + a $3 park entrance fee (made payable to MSSC).

 

May 25:  National Senior Health & Fitness Day Wellness Fair

White Oak Senior Center

1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904

240.777.0944

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Over forty vendors will help you succeed on your way to wellness. Vendors include presentations for stress, skin, and health screenings, body fat analyses, giveaways, mobile dentist, health lectures, food demonstrations, and much more. Free/Gratis.

 

May 25:  Senior Prom Night with Night and Day Band

Holiday Park Senior Center

3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906

240.777.4999

Dinner 5:30-6:30 p.m. Dance 6:30-8:30 p.m. Go back in time and relive your Senior Prom. Dress up for the occasion, bring your date and enjoy a light and dance party. Menu options and fees will be available by calling the center. Pre-registration is required.

  

May 28:  Outdoor Pools Opens today

Outdoor pools open

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memorial Day Weekend Saturday-Sunday, May 28- 29, 2016

No rentals no booking, all centers closed

Club Rec

September 12 – June 17:  Homework time, sports, games, arts and crafts, special events, and computer access in some centers, weekdays 3 – 6p.m. Cost: $62 per month, Monday through Friday for students K-5.

Damascus      240.777.6930

East County    240.777.8090

Coffield           240.777.4900

Long Branch   240.777.6965

Mid-County     240.777.6820

Praisner          240.777.4970

Plum Gar        240.777.4919

Upper County  240.777.8077

White Oak      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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