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Montgomery Recreation Highlights for October

 

Youth Winter Basketball Leagues
240-777-6870
Registration continues until November 3, 2017. Eight weeks, grades K-12 boys and girls. Basketball increase balance, coordination and fine motor skills. Games start Saturday, January 6, 2018. See more information here. Register online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org

 


October 2: Circle Time with Friends
Mid County Community Recreation Center
2004 Queensguard Road, Silver Spring, MD 20906
240-777-6820
10 a.m. Storytime for toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5. Free/Gratis.


 

October 3: Crime in the US by James Shalleck
Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906
240-777-4999
1 – 2 p.m. James Shalleck will discuss the differences, similarities and complexity of crime in the US. Free/Gratis.


October 4: Retro Rockets Band
Damascus Senior Center
9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872
240-777-6995
1 – 2 p.m. Enjoy music from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and beyond offered by the Retro Rockets Band. Free/Gratis.


October 4: Do you Have a Food Allergy…Try Vegan!
White Oak Senior Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240-777-6944
1 – 2 p.m. Come try samples of foods that you can eat that won’t upset your allergies. We will have a variety of easily prepared vegan foods along with education on why you should give vegan living a try. Free/Gratis.


October 4: Flu Shots by Shady Grove Hospital
Damascus Senior Center
9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872
240-777-6995
10 a.m. – Noon. Cost $25 or your medical insurance card.


October 4: Rummikub Tournament
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240-777-8085
1 – 4 p.m. Free/Gratis.


October 5: 55+ Travel Fair
Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906
240-777-4999
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Whether you are planning to travel far or just looking for a day adventure, this fair is for you. A one stop shop for all your travel needs. Exhibitors, informational presentations a demo, raffle prizes, and more. You will hear from the experts how to book your next trip online, how to pack efficiently, and how to stay healthy while you are traveling. Free/Gratis.


October 5: Explore Tech – eBay and PayPal
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240-777-8085
1 – 2:30 p.m. Overview to the popular auction website eBay and the pioneer online payment service, PayPal. Free/Gratis.



October 6: Flu Clinic with Kmart
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240-777-8085
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. For adults 60+ with Medicare part B card. Free/Gratis.

 


October 6: Club Friday
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Club Friday is a membership program filled with fun activities such as games, sports, movies, dancing, arts and crafts, theme nights, raffles and special activities that every child will enjoy. Come out and join in the fun! Meets on selected Friday nights October through May. Health and Rules/Regulation form required by the first day of Club Friday. Cost of membership is $52 except Potomac $88. Times are 7-9 pm unless is stated in the chart below. Register online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under the activity # shown in the chart below:

 


October 7: Plum Gar Fest and Oktoberfest
Plum Gar Community Recreation Center
19561 Scenery Drive, Germantown, MD 20874
240-777-4919
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Moon bounce, food, music, college football, and corn hole tournament.
Free/Gratis.


October 9: Counter Punching Parkinson’s
White Oak Community Recreation Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240-777- 6870
4 – 5:15 p.m. on every Monday until December 11, except November 13. For individuals with Parkinson’s. Introduction to boxer’s workout adapted to lessen the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Routines include skill stations to improve flexibility, balance, coordination and building on strength. No physical contact. Instructor is a former kick boxing champion with 28 years of experience. All equipment provided. No personal care provided. Cost is $85.


October 9: Fall Soccer 4 Change starts
Northwest Branch Recreational Park
16109 Llewellyn Manor Way, Silver Spring, MD 20905
240-777-8080
This is a co-rec six-week program with practices for Montgomery County High School students. Ages U19, 9V9 teams. Games are on Fridays. All players must submit a registration form. All teams must submit a team roster. All players must have a valid school ID or proof they are in HS at the time of their games. Free/Gratis.


October 10: Energy Bingo
White Oak Senior Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240-777-6944
1 – 2 p.m. Energy Bingo is a combination of Bingo and Jeopardy. Participants will learn tips on how to conserve energy in their homes, learn about new efficiency measures they can be taking, and the programs they can participate in through the Empower Maryland program. The game will take 60 minutes and during the game we will give out 3 power strips, 15 LEDS, and one goodie bag to the grand finale winner. Free/Gratis.


October 10: Advisory Committee Meeting
North Potomac Senior Center
13860 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD 20850
240-773-4805
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. This meeting is for community members interested in shaping the programming of our North Potomac 55+ Center. We would like you to volunteer to bring suggestions. Your opinion matters.


October 11: Ice Cream Social
Damascus Senior Center
9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20874
240-777-6995
1 – 2 p.m. The Damascus Senior Center Sponsors Inc. sponsors this delicious activity. Free/Gratis.



October 11: Spa Evening with Anne Contee and White Lotus Wellness Center
Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906
240-777-4999
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Get pampered with a massage, some acupuncture, and other alternative medicines that White Lotus Wellness Center will introduce to heal your body and mind. Free/Gratis.


October 11: Hispanic Heritage Month
Long Branch Senior Center
8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240-777-6975
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Join us as we celebrate and learn about the cultures of our participants from Central and South America. The concluding event will be a festive party with music, dancing and a spicy Latin lunch. Cost is the regular lunch donation.


October 12: Flu Clinic
White Oak Senior Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240-777-6944
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free flu shots provided by Walmart for insured adult ages 60 and older. Please wear loose fitting clothing. Free/Gratis.


October 12: Carpe Diem Silver Spring Contra Dance
Silver Spring Civic Center
1 Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Join Carpe Diem Arts, Folklore Society of Greater Washington, Washington Revels and Montgomery County Recreation every second Thursday of the month. Free for first-timers, $10 general admission, $8 FSGW, BFMS, CDSS, Revels, $5 students and those with no income. All ages welcome; no partner needed. Great exercise. Super fun, fabulous live music. Find more information here.


October 13: Flu Clinic
North Potomac Senior Center
13860 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD 20850
240-773-4805
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Free flu shots provided by Walmart for insured adults ages 60 and older. Please wear loose fitting clothing.


October 14: Explore Tech – Digital Photography
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240-777-8085
1 – 2:30 p.m. Learn what you need to get started, and why it’s so popular. Free/Gratis.


October 18: Energy Bingo with Larisa Johnson
Damascus Senior Center
9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872
240-777-6995
1 – 2 p.m. Energy Bingo is a combination of Bingo and Jeopardy. Participants will learn tips on how to conserve energy in their homes, learn about new efficiency measures they can be taking, and the programs they can participate in through the Empower Maryland program. The game will take 60 minutes and during the game we will give out 3 power strips, 15 LEDS, and one goodie bag to the grand finale winner. Free/Gratis.


October 19: Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
North Potomac Senior Center
13860 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD 20850
240-773-4805
1 – 2 p.m. You are invited to our Fiesta! Dancing, music, food and fun. This is an event you do not want to miss. Hope to see you. Free/Gratis.


October 22: Women’s 18+ Drop-In Basketball
Bauer Drive Community Recreation Center
14625 Bauer Drive, Rockville, MD 20853
240-777-6922
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. For ages 18+. A non-competitive, drop-in basketball program, just for women. A great way to meet new people and have fun. All skill levels encouraged. Register online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under activity #39917. Cost $30 for 5 sessions.



October 22: One Year Anniversary Celebration
Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac Community Recreation Center
North Potomac Senior Center
13860 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD 20850
240-773-4805
12 – 4 p.m. Family celebration of our one year anniversary of both centers Nancy H. Dacek and the Senior center. Bring the family and join us for our anniversary celebration and enjoy games, fun, demos and more. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Free/Gratis.


October 25: Live Music with Jesse Palidofsky
Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906
240-777-4999
1 – 2 p.m. Jesse Palidofsky has been a regular performer at Holiday Park for over 5 years. His soulful vocals with the piano, his guitar and harmonica arrangements keep the audience entertained always. Free/Gratis.


October 25: Simply Shirley Comedy Show
White Oak Senior Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240-777-6944
1 – 2 p.m. Comedian Simply Shirley is an “Old School” standup comedian who is making her presence known nationwide. Ms. Shirley considers herself to be an eight-track gal in an IPOD world and says her inner child is now outward bound. In other words, “there’s still a whole lot of jelly in her roll”. Free/Gratis.

 



October 26: Explore Tech – Online Shopping
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240-777-8085
1 – 2:30 p.m. A general introduction to shopping online using the popular website Amazon.com. You will learn how to search for products, make comparisons, and add items to an online shopping cart. Free/Gratis.


October 27: Maryland Live Casino Mini Trip
Damascus Senior Center
9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872
240-777-6995
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Join us for a trip to Maryland Live Casino at Arundel Mills. Bring money
for lunch and gambling. Cost $9.


October 27: Classical Music for People Who Hate Classical Music
North Potomac Senior Center
13860 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD 20850
240-773-4805
1:30 – 3 p.m. Join the senior center director TeAnna Abraham, self-proclaimed musicologist as she explores the works of Mozart, Bach, Rachmaninoff and others. You may find out that you do not hate classical music after all. Free/Gratis.


October 21: Halloween Costume Jam
Gwendolyn Coffield Community Recreation Center
2450 Lyttonsville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910
240-777-4900
12 – 2 p.m. For K-5th grade. Music, games, line dancing, face painting, photo booth and moon bounce. Register online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under activity #40705. Free/Gratis.

 


October 27: Halloween Haunted House
Long Branch Community Recreation Center
8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240-777-6975
7 – 9 p.m. Join us for a haunting, fun filled night. There will be games and fun activities, such as arts and crafts, games, music and prizes for the best costume. Come with your best costume for the Halloween celebration. Registration required in person at the center or online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under activity #40360. Free/Gratis.


October 27: Halloween A Holiday Park classic
Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906
240-777-4999
1 – 3pm: Come in costume, your dancing shoes and have lots of fun! Get your tickets ahead for this memorable event at the Front Desk. Pre-purchase your tickets today! $6 at the door; $4 with HPSI card.


October 27: Halloween Happening
Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center
14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866
240-777-4970
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. For ages 12 and under. Carnival games, prizes, crafts, music, tricks and treats. Parents please donate individually wrapped, unopened bags of candy. Register at any community center or on line at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org. under activity #40718. Free/Gratis.


October 28: Halloween Monster Bash
Mid County Community Recreation Center
2004 Queensguard Road, Silver Spring, MD 20906
240-777-6870
12 – 3 p.m. Join us for recreation activities like music, games, moon bounce, face painting, costume parade contest, goodies and prizes. Participants K-6 must be accompanied by a parent. Register online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under activity #35782. Free/Gratis.


October 28: Halloween TR Masquerade
Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906
240-777-6870
6 – 10 p.m. For ages 15 and up with disabilities. It’s time for our annual Halloween costume dance! We all wear a mask keeping our identity secret until the end of the night. Cinderella or the Lone Ranger, everyone will be there!
❖ 6-8 p.m. Music, dancing games and pizza.
❖ 8-10 p.m. Cosmic Dancing with lights.
All dancers pay $10 but pre-registration is encouraged. Register online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under activity #40290.


October 31: Halloween Luncheon and Anna Pappas “A Class Act”
Damascus Senior Center
9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872
240-777-6995
12 – 2 p.m. The menu is available at the reception desk. Call us for reservations. Price of the meal is $7 for ages 55-59, for ages 60+ a donation is requested. Costumes are allowed.


October 31: Halloween Party with Dick Kaufman
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240-777-8085
Noon – 2 p.m. Price for meal age 55-59 is $5.63, for ages 60+ a donation is requested. Enjoy the music of Dick Kaufmann, a lifelong resident of Washington, DC, who performs jazz music.


October 31: Halloween Social
Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906
240-777-4999
1 – 2 p.m. Let’s party together in your Halloween costumes and enjoy the many desserts. Music and fun times. Hosted by Janet McDonald. Pre-registration only $4. Registration closes on Friday, October 27.


October 31: Halloween Night
Scotland Community Recreation Center
7700 Scotland Drive, Potomac, MD 20854
240-777-8075
6 – 8 p.m. All are welcome to enjoy candy, movie, crafts and games. Free/Gratis.

Montgomery County Recreation
240-777-6840
4010 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902


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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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