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sUMMER cONCERTS

Montgomery County Recreation Upcoming Events in July

 sUMMER cONCERTS

July 1-29:  Food, Fun & Fitness

Free drop-in lunch and activities program for kids age 18-and-under opens at different locations where participants 1-6 graders will enjoy fun recreation guided activities and physical fitness. Kids will enjoy games, arts and crafts, and physical activities in a safe environment. Some locations offer breakfast. Call 240-777-8080 for more information.

Wheatstone Elementary School

19201 Thomas Farm Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Activity #22391, register onsite. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Fox Chapel Elementary School, 19315 Archdale Road, Germanton, MD 20874

Activity #22392, register onsite. 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Middlebrook Mobile Home Park

19515 N. Frederick Road, Germantown, MD 20876

Activity #22393, register onsite. 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Wheaton-Claridge Local Park

11901 Claridge Road, Wheaton, MD 20902

Activity #22390, register onsite. 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 

July 1:  Tai-Chi

Long Branch Senior Center

8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20912

240-777-6975

10-11 a.m. Peter Mosher and Dr. Hame Watt lead the class with breathing exercises and slow and gentle movements that improve balance and concentration. All levels of skill and mobility are welcome. Free/Gratis

 

July 1:  Dance Club Friday

Holiday Park Senior Center

3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906

240-777-4999

1-3 p.m.  Live performances almost every Friday. You will enjoy great music, good variety. Dancing in the park never gets old. Meet new friends, create new memories, and then foxtrot, rumba, or swing into your weekend. Check our newsletter for specific dates. Cost is $6 at the door or $4 with HPSI card.

July 1:  Fourth of July BBQ

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20901

240-777-8085

1-3 p.m.  $5 per person Pre-registration is required, space is limited.

 

July 4:  Germantown Glory

South Germantown Recreational Park

18041 Central Park Circle, Boyds, MD

7 p.m.  Live music featuring Quite Fire

9:15 p.m. Fireworks Raindate is July 5. Enjoy food vendors on site. Free/Gratis

 

July 4:  Mid-County Sparkles

Albert Einstein High School*

11135 Newport Mill Road, Kensington, MD

7:30 p.m. Live music featuring Gringo Jingo

9:15 p.m.  Fireworks. Raindate is July 5. Enjoy food vendors on site. *Shuttle bus at Westfield Wheaton Plaza. Free/Gratis

 

 

July 4:  All Recreation, Senior centers, Administrative offices are closed, no rentals or bookings.

The Germantown Indoor Swim Center will close at 3 p.m., other aquatic facilities will close at 6 p.m. swim lessons will meet as schedule.

 

July 5:  4th of July Barbecue

Long Branch Senior Center

8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD 20912

12 – 2 p.m. Sing patriotic songs with piano accompaniment. Join us for barbecue, burgers and hot dogs, veggies, chips, beverage and dessert $2.

 

July 5:  Pickleball

Adaptive Sports Court

Potomac Community Recreation Center

11315 Falls Road, Potomac, MD 20854

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

 

July 5:  Ice Cream Social

Holiday Park Senior Center

3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906

240-777-4999

1-2 p.m. Celebrate summer with an old fashioned ice cream social. Make your own sundae. Get your ticket today for $2.00.

 

July 5-29:  Food, Fun & Fitness

Free drop-in lunch and activities program for kids age 18-and-under opens at different locations where participants 1-6 graders will enjoy fun recreation guided activities and physical fitness. Kids will enjoy games, arts and crafts, and physical activities in a safe environment. Some locations offer breakfast. Call 240-777-8080 for more information.

Francis Scott Key Middle School

910 Schindler Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20903

Activity #22389, register onsite. 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 

July 5:  Señorita Sunshine is Back

White Oak Senior Center

1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904

240-777-6940

1-2 p.m.  Enjoy a live show of singing and dancing with Señorita Sunshine. Free/Gratis

 

Tech Connect dates, locations and activity number

July 5-7 ● Holiday Park Senior Center ● Activity No. 22022

July 12-14 ● Damascus Senior Center ● Activity No. 22025

July 19-21 ● Schweinhaut Senior Center (us!) ● Activity No. 22011

July 26-28 ● Long Branch Senior Center ● Activity No. 22033

Tech Connect is an inter-generational program that connects older adults 55+ and teens through technology. Tech Connect will be hosting five three-day workshops at our Senior Centers this summer.

For registration and for questions, please contact José Segura at 240-777-8052, en Español 240-777- 6839 or email at jose.segura@montgomerycountymd.gov

 

Presented by Montgomery County Recreation Teenworks, JCA, & the Maryland Hispanic Business Foundation.

 

 

July 7:  Silver Spring Summer Concert Series

Veterans Plaza @ the Civic Building

7-9 p.m.  Zydeco, Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys. On a national tour from Louisiana, Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys will perform on July 7, 2016. One of the most influential accordionists and vocalists in modern Zydeco music, Jeffery Broussard continues to be one of the genre’s most dynamic performers. He has continually been an innovator, beginning his career with traditional Creole Zydeco music playing drums in his father’s band, Delton Broussard & The Lawtell Playboys.  Next he moved on to develop the nouveau Zydeco sound in Zydeco Force.  Now he has returned to the more traditional Zydeco sound with his own band, Jeffery Broussard and The Creole Cowboys. More information here. Free/Gratis

 

July 7:  Farmers Market Cupons

Holiday Park Senior Center

3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906

240-777-4999

10 a.m. Lottery based system. Multiple distribution locations: Rockville Senior Center, Bernard Gaither Center, Holiday Park Senior Center, Elizabeth House, Waverly House, and Long Branch Senior Center. All distribution sites will be starting the distribution at the same time: 10 am. This program is sponsored by HHS—Aging and Disabilities, Senior Nutrition Program.

 

July 7:  Holiday Park Got Talent

Holiday Park Senior Center

3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906

240-777-4999

1-3 p.m. Do you sing? Dance? Play an instrument? Have a gift for magic tricks or jokes? Sign up to perform at Holiday Park’s Talent Show. Free/Gratis

 

July 8:  Damascus Day Parade

Damascus Community Recreation Center

25520 Oak Drive, Damascus, MD 20872

240-777-6930

7 p.m.  Parade starts a 6 p.m. at Damascus High School for line up. Road also closes at 6 p.m. Parade travels down Route 27 to Lewis Drive. Register to be in the parade if you are interested. Applications are available at the center. The theme of this year’s parade is THEN and NOW, celebrating Damascus 200th anniversary. Free/Gratis

 

July 8:  Soul Line Dance Party

White Oak Senior Center

1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904

240-777-6940

6-9 p.m. Come socialize, dance, and learn the newest dances. Cost is $5 per person. Pay at the door.

 

July 8:  Basketball Skills Training

Scotland Neighborhood Recreation Center

7700 Scotland Drive, Potomac, MD 20854

240-777-8075

5:30-7 p.m. All ages are welcome. Come and learn basketball fundamentals and participate in basketball tournament style games. Free/Gratis

 

July 9:  Celebrate Damascus

Damascus Community Recreation Center

25520 Oak Drive, Damascus, MD 20872

240-777-6930

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Enjoy a giant bubble soccer, a car show, hero dogs, entertainment, scouts demonstrations, a bike race, or catch a ride with our local tour bus. Free/Gratis

 

July 11:  Full Body Stretch Class

White Oak Senior Center

1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904

240-777-6940

10:15-11 a.m. Class of 45 minute full body stretch that will target each specific muscle in your body. This exercise class is created to relieve all stress and stiffness in your body. This class will performed on the floor and standing. Your muscles will thank you. Every Monday. Free/Gratis

 

July 12:  Clarksburg Community Forum

Rocky Hill Middle School Cafeteria

22401 Brick Haven Way, Clarksburg, MD 20871

240-777-6875

7-8:30 p.m. Join in Montgomery County’s process of evaluating information as it plans for the future of the Clarksburg Region’s Community Recreation and Aquatic Center, a Capital Improvements Programs Project.

In order to formally propose a project for approval, the project must be both well-described and cost-estimated.

This Community Forum is the earliest preliminary step in developing the project description – LISTENING TO THE COMMUNITY, before any other work is accomplished. Help us define the needs for community and aquatic recreation services for the northern county region. Free/Gratis

 

July 13:  Big Band Era with Sam Patsy

Holiday Park Senior Center

3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906

240-777-4999

1-2 p.m. Listen to the sounds of the Big Band Era with Sam Patsy and his favorite music. Free/Gratis

 

July 14:  Silver Spring Summer Concert Series

Veterans Plaza @ the Civic Building

7-9 p.m.  Blues, Moxie Blues Band. Free/Gratis

 

July 14:  Intergenerational Performance

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20901

240-777-8085

1-2 p.m. No pre-registration necessary. Free/Gratis

 

July 15:  Keeping Seniors Safe

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20901

240-777-8085

1-2 p.m. Free/Gratis

 

July 15:  MD Live Casino Trip

Damascus Senior Center

9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872

240-777-6995

9:30 – 3 p.m. The Damascus Senior Center Sponsors Incorporated promotes a trip to the Maryland Live Casino in Hanover, Maryland. For pricing and other information, please contact Beth Coffman and Zuleyma Gamboa at the center. Wear good, comfortable walking shoes. Cost $30 per person

 

July 16:  Backyard BBQ

Mid-County Community Recreation Center

2004 Queensguard Road, Silver Spring, MD 20906

240-777-6870

1-4 p.m. For ages 15 and up with disabilities. Celebrate summer with your friends, coed. Enjoy DJ and dancing, games and food. Pre-registration required in ActiveMontgomery.org under activity #19944.

 

July 18: Tryouts for RMSC will be held on July 18th and July 25th.  Please visit www.RMSCswimming.com for more information. The Rockville-Montgomery Swim Club (RMSC) is one of the most successful age group and senior level swim teams in the United States.

 

July 20:  Historical Egypt and Tourism

Holiday Park Senior Center

3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906

240-777-4999

6:30-8 p.m.  Get to know ancient Egypt through illustrations from our own nutrition manager, Sherine Dimitri, along with Gamil Tadros, with a focus on Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh, and Upper Egypt Nile Cruises. Free/Gratis

 

July 21:  Silver Spring Summer Concert Series

Veterans Plaza @ the Civic Building

7-9 p.m.  Various, MoCo’s Got Talent 2015 and 2016 winners. Free/Gratis

 

July 22:  Movie on the Lawn

Clara Barton Community Recreation Center

7425 MacArthur Boulevard, Cabin John, MD 20818

240-777-4910

8-10 p.m. “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” Join us for a night out on the lawn in front of the big screen. Bring your favorite blanket or chair for a family night at the movies under the stars. Refreshments will be available for purchase. All ages are welcome. Parking is limited. The event will take place at Cabin John Local Park behind the center. Contact the center for weather updates. Free/Gratis

 

July 22:  Basketball Skills Training

Scotland Neighborhood Recreation Center

7700 Scotland Drive, Potomac, MD 20854

240-777-8075

5:30-7 p.m. All ages are welcome. Come and learn basketball fundamentals and participate in basketball tournament style games. Free/Gratis

 

July 24:  Holiday Park Senior Center

3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906

240-777-4999. Center is closed for maintenance through July 29.

 

 July 25:  Afternoon Music Series

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20901

240-777-8085

1-2 p.m.  Enjoy the music of Jessie Palidofsky. Free/Gratis

 

July 27:  AARP Driver Safety Course

White Oak Senior Center

1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904

240-777-6940

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Arrive by 9:45 a.m. for administrative matters. Bring bottle water and a light snack. Cost is $15 for members with AARP membership card and $20 for nonmembers. Checks are payable to AARP the day of the class. Register in person or call 240-777-6944 to register.

 

July 28:  Silver Spring Summer Concert Series

Veterans Plaza @ the Civic Building

7-9 p.m.  Classis Rock, Appaloosa. Free/Gratis

 

June 30:  Silver Spring Summer Concert Series

Veterans Plaza @ the Civic Building

7-9 p.m.  80’s, 90’s The Lloys Dobler Effect. Free/Gratis

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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