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Montgomery Recreation September Happenings

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September 1:  Senior Sneaker

Seniors who cannot get to the gym by 3 pm, Montgomery County Recreation has extended the Sneakers hours to all day. If the center of your choice is open, the Rec Senior Sneaker Age 55+ 1 Year pass will work starting today.  This special annual pass is for boomers and seniors age 55 or older. It is good for access to any Community Center Exercise Room and Open Gym during the Center’s normally scheduled hours. Cost $50 per year. Call 240.777.6840 or en Español 240.777.6839 for more information.

 

September 1:  Sing-Along with Hong

Long Branch Senior Center

8700 Piney Branch Rd. Silver Spring, MD 20912

240.777.6975 – En Español 240.777.6839

12-1 pm Local pianist Hong Tran plays every Thursday American standards and international favorites on the piano. Join our impromptu chorus for an hour of singing. No experience needed. Free/Gratis

 

September 1:  End of Summer Luau with NoVa Ukeleles

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901

240.777.8085 – En Español 240.777.6839

1-2 pm   Let’s celebrate the End of Summer with music, dance and lunch. Donations for lunch accepted.

 

September 2:  Basic Spanish Class

Damascus Senior Center

9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872

240.777.6995 – En Español 240.777.6839

1-2 pm Learn to speak basic conversational Spanish that is easy and fun to learn. The class may have a small fee to cover the purchase of materials.

 

September 2:  Dance Club Friday with Gina De Simone and the Moaners

Holiday Park Senior Center

3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906

240.777.4999 – En Español 240.777.6839

1-3 pm Enjoy and dance the music of Gina De Simone. Cost is $6 at the door or $4 with HPSI card.

 

September 3:  Pool Fiesta at the Lazy River

Martin Luther King, Jr. Outdoor Pool

1201 Jackson Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904

240.777.8066 – En Español 240.777.6839

9:30-11:30 am  For individuals with disabilities, their families and friends. Everyone enjoy the sunshine. The pool is open early so grab an inner tube and float around the lazy river, swim in the open pool or splash down the water slides. Parents and caregivers admitted free with registered participants. No personal care provided. Pre-registration preferred for safety. Register on ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under activity #25497. Cost $4.

 

September 3:  Kickoff Women’s Soccer Season

Maryland Soccerplex

18031 Central Park Circle, Boyds, MD 20841

240.777.4939

7-10 pm   Come out and cheer our local women’s professional team, the Washington Spirit in their home game versus the Western New York Flash. Use coupon code: MoCoRec-2016 to receive $5 off the ticket price and celebrate the start of our fall league.

 

September 3:  Tai-Chi

Long Branch Senior Center

8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20912

240.777.6975 – En Español 240.777.6839

10-11 am 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. Class is every Friday. Free/Gratis

 

September 3:  Computer Classes with Satish Shah

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901

240.777.8085 – En Español 240.777.6839

10 am-12 pm  This is your opportunity to learn the basics of computers, tablets and other electronic devices. Pre-registration needed. Free/Gratis

Labor Day Weekend

  • September 3-4-5: Some Aquatics Centers are open. Recreation and Senior Centers are closed in observance of Labor Day.
  • On September 5 the following pools will be open: Olney Swim Center is open it regular schedule with open swims from 11:30am-2:30pm and 3:30–5pm
  • Bethesda Outdoor, Germantown Outdoor, MLK Outdoor, Western County, and Glenmont Outdoor are opening 12-6pm
  • MLK, Germantown, Kennedy Shriver indoor pools will all be closed.
  • Upper County, Long Branch Outdoor pools will be closed.

September 6:  Pickleball

Adaptive Sports Court

Potomac Community Recreation Center

11315 Falls Road, Potomac, MD 20854

240.777.6960 – En Español 240.777.6839

11 am – 2 pm 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.

 

September 6:  Club Rec

3-6 pm For students K-5 grade. Participants receive homework help, play sports, games, do arts & crafts, computer access, special events and after-school fun. Call program site for more information. Program is co-ed. Register online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org  under the course # below:

Coffield 21877 240.777.4900
Damascus 21880 240.777.6930
East County 21883 240.777.8090
Long Branch 21886 240.777.6965
Praisner 21889 240.777.4970
Mid-County 21892 240.777.6820
Plum Gar 21895 240.777.4919
Upper County 21898 240.777.8077
White Oak 25479 240.777.6940

 

 September 7:  Art Painting to Therapy

Long Branch Senior Center

8700 Piney Branch Rd. Silver Spring, MD 20912

240.777.6975 – En Español 240.777.6839

10:30 am-12 pm Creative expression encourages self-expression, exercises the brain, and reduces stress. No art experience needed to explore your creative voice. Bring your imagination and leave self judgement at the door. Local/regional artist Carol Clatterbuck assists you in exploring the world of painting through various ideas using acrylics, paper, ink or others in both traditional and creative ways. Each 8 week session will cover a different topic and technique. Cost is $24 per session. Register at the center’s front desk.

 

September 8:  Natural Holistic Tips

White Oak Senior Center

1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904

240.777.6944 – En Español 240.777.6839

1-2 pm Washington Adventist Hospital provides a presentation on natural holistic tips to find alternative ways of aging. Free/Gratis

 

September 9:  Damascus Overnight Campout and Mini Jamboree

Damascus Community Recreation Center

25520 Oak Drive, Damascus, MD 20872

240.777.6930 – En Español 240.777.6839

7 pm-11 am Join us with local camping leaders for a MINI Jamboree. Your first Overnight Camp Out or a refresher for veteran campers. Enjoy lunch, learn knot tying, and tent pitching, “edible” fire building, pie tin fires and fire safety, box oven and Dutch oven cooking, cleanup, music by the fire, play glow in the dark activities. Wake up to a fireside breakfast, followed by a nature walk and letter-boxing. Checklist for supplies, health form and code of conduct required. Please bring marshmallows, chocolate bar and graham crackers for s’mores Saturday night. Register on ActiveMONTGOMERY.org  under course# 20981. Cost is $30.

 

September 9:  Kick Off the Silver Spring Jazz Festival 

Veterans Plaza

At Ellsworth & Fenton

240.777.0311

8-9:30 pm   Come to the kick off and to enjoy the screening of Paris Blues starring Paul Newman and Sidney Poitier, directed by Martin Ritt with Joanne Woodward, Diahann Carroll, and Louis Armstrong. Free/Gratis

September 10:  Fall Basketball Bonanza

240.777.6870 – En Español 240.777.6839

This is a recreation basketball league for 8th, 9th, and 10th grade girls and boys, emphasizing in skill development, fundamental strategy, sportsmanship and fun of a 6 week league, no playoffs. All games will be played on Saturday starting September 10 through October 15, 2016. Participants will learn the ABC’s of basketball. Bring you’re A game and B ready to C MoCo’s best basketball. To participate youth must be in grades 8-10. Team cost is $325 for resident, $340 non-resident. Register on ActiveMONTGOMERY.org . Team registration required. No individual registration. No practices provided.

 

September 10:  The Chance to Play Baseball

South Germantown Recreational Park

14501 Schaeffer Rd., Boyds, MD 20841

240.777.6870 – En Español 240.777.6839

10:30 am-12 pm  The Miracle League gives hundreds of children with disabilities something few dreamed possible. Ages 4-16 course # 21857 10:30 am – 12 pm. Ages 16 & up course # 21858 12 pm – 1:30 pm.

$50 for 9 sessions, on Saturdays. Register on ActiveMONTGOMERY.org

 

September 10:  13th Annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival

Veterans Plaza

At Ellsworth & Fenton

240.777.0311

3-10 pm  Starring David Sanborn and the Sanborn Electric Band. With Marcus Johnson, Tamara Wellons Band, Todd Marcus Quintet and the Jazz Academy of Music. Free/Gratis

 

September 10:  Community Yard Sale

Damascus Senior Center

9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872

240.777.6995

9 am-2 pm Lunch and baked goods will be available for purchase. All proceeds support the Damascus Senior Center. Pick up registration forms at the front desk of the center. Cost is 20 for spot.

 

September 10/11:  Pooch Pool Party

Wheaton-Glenmont Pool

12621 Dalewood Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906

240.777.6840 – En Español 240.777.6839

11am-3pm Pre-registration is required, written proof of current rabies vaccination. Register on ActiveMONTGOMERY.org  under course #20973 or #20974. Canine swimming only, humans will not be permitted in the pool. All dogs must be under control of an adult. Any dog displaying signs of aggression will be asked to leave immediately. No female dogs in heat please. Cost $10.

 

September 11:  Expo 50+

Silver Spring Civic Center

One Veteran’s Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910

301.949.0766 – En Español 240.777.6839

12-4 pm   Informative exhibitors and resources, health screenings, flu shots, live music, giveaways, door prizes and more.

 

September 12:  Music with Martha Doyle Trio

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901

240.777.8085 – En Español 240.777.6839

1-2 pm Enjoy the music in the garden room of the center. Free/Gratis

 

September 12-16:  Try Me Week

White Oak Senior Center

1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904

240.777.6944 – En Español 240.777.6839

9 am-3 pm We will be introducing new classes this month in honor of Healthy Aging Month. In order to age well it is important to have a well balance lifestyle of activity. We will be showcasing our new classes at no cost. Come to Try Me Week and what is new. Free/Gratis

 

September 12:  Full Body Stretch Class

White Oak Senior Center

1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904

240.777.6940 – En Español 240.777.6839

10:15-11 am  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. Class is every Monday. Free/Gratis

 

September 14:  Retro Rockets

Damascus Senior Center

9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872

240.777.6995 – En Español 240.777.6839

2-3 pm The Retro Rockets will sing and entertain with music from the 60’ and 70’. Songs from the Temptations and Motown are featured. Free/Gratis

 

September 15: Tech Thursday – The Cloud

Holiday Park Senior Center

3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906

240.777.4999 – En Español 240.777.6839

1-2 pm Learn all about “the Cloud” and what is all about. Store your files without worrying whether your computer is going to crash or not and share with your loved ones. Free/Gratis

 

September 16:  Downtown Annapolis

Damascus Senior Center

9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872

240.777.6995 – En Español 240.777.6839

9 am-4 pm We will visit the Maryland State House, the U.S. Naval Academy Museum, have time to walk around downtown Annapolis and grab lunch. Participants should bring money for lunch. Cost is $10 for transportation.

 

September 17:  Annual Cabin John Chicken and Crab Feast

Clara Barton Community Recreation Center

7425 MacArthur Boulevard, Cabin John, MD 20818

240.777.4910 – En Español 240.777.6839

2-6 pm. Kids and their families will enjoy live music and fun activities. Cost is $15 for a ticket for crabs and a meal.

 

September 17:  Basketball Officials Certification Program

Bauer Drive Community Recreation Center

240.777.6870 – En Español 240.777.6839

9-11 am Become a Certified Montgomery County Basketball Official for the upcoming winter basketball season. Training is provided by the third largest IAABO Board in the United States. Program is 6 weeks. Register in ActiveMontgomery under course #21691. Cost is $20 for books and materials.

 

September 18:  Redskins Game Day Event & Cornhole Tournament

Plum Gar Community Recreation Center

19561 Scenery Drive, Germantown, MD 20876

240.777.4919 – En Español 240.777.6839

11 am-4 pm  NFL’s kick, punt and pass for kids and adult corn hole tournaments. Redskins vs. Cowboys game 1-4pm. Music, food, fun. Register online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under activity #25542. Free/Gratis

 

September 19: Last Day to Submit Thanksgiving Parade Application

Register to be a part of the Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade. The Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade, taking place on Saturday, November 19 at 10 am in downtown Silver Spring, will feature a line-up of over 100 parade units including glittering floats, giant inflatables, a wide variety of marching bands; beauty queens; clowns; fire engines; and performing dog and rescue animal groups. To be a part of this televised parade your group should submit an application by the September 19, 2016 deadline. 

 

September 20:  Spread your Wings – 22nd Anniversary Party

Long Branch Senior Center

8700 Piney Branch Rd. Silver Spring, MD 20912

240.777.6975 – En Español 240.777.6839

12-2 pm   Music, lunch, and so much fun.

 

September 21:  Hispanic Heritage Month

Holiday Park Senior Center

3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906

240.777.4999 – En Español 240.777.6839

5-8:30 pm. As part of the celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Month, share and participate the culture of Latino seniors. Come and enjoy artistic presentations, dance, music, parade of costumes, exhibits, and information. Free/Gratis

 

September 23:  Back to School Bash

Scotland Neighborhood Community Center

7700 Scotland Drive, Potomac, MD 20854

301.983.4455 – En Español 240.777.6839

4-6 pm. For all ages. Fun games, prizes, music and food. Free/Gratis

 

September 24:  Community Yard Sale

Clara Barton Community Recreation Center

7425 MacArthur Boulevard, Cabin John, MD 20818

240.777.4910 – En Español 240.777.6839

10 am-1 pm  One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.  Yard sale will be held in the Cabin John’s park Bring your own table or rent a table for $10. Tents are welcome.

 

September 24:  26th Annual Burtonsville Day Festival

Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center

14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866

240.777.4970 – En Español 240.777.6839

10 am-3 pm.  Enjoy the Parade, games, activities, live musical entertainment with Gonzo Cowboys and Beechgrove & Blacksmith. Health fair, food vendors, pet show and health check for dogs. Activities for children include fun games, obstacle course, bike rodeo, henna tattoos, child safety information, moon bounce, face painting, tug of war, fingerprinting and ice cream competition. Sports include BAA U11 basketball game, 7th grade basketball game, punt, pass and kick girls’ softball, soccer, golf, cricket activities. Free/Gratis

 

September 25: Maker Faire

At Veterans Plaza and the Silver Spring Civic Building

Corner of Fenton and Ellsworth

12-5 pm  Gadgets, games, robots, crafts, 3Dprinters, inventors, performances and mostly family fun. Rain or shine. Free/Gratis

 

September 26:  National African American Museum Trip

White Oak Senior Center

1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904

240.777.6944 – En Español 240.777.6839

9 am-3 pm  Thirteen years on the making and it is finally opened. Join us as we take a trip to the newest museum in Washington DC. It will be a place where everyone can explore the story of American through the lens of the African-American experience. Cost $10 for transportation.

 

September 27:  Music with the Silver Swing Quartet

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901

240.777.8085 – En Español 240.777.6839

1-2 pm Enjoy the music in the garden room of the center. Free/Gratis

 

September 28:  2nd Annual Holiday Park Senior Spelling Bee

Holiday Park Senior Center

3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906

240.777.4999 – En Español 240.777.6839

1-2 pm Join in the fun or cheer on the spellers as they compete in the 2nd Annual Holiday Park Senior Spelling Bee. The public is invited to participate and there is no charge for admission and no entry fee for contestants.  The Holiday Park Senior Spelling Bee gives Montgomery County residents 55 and older an opportunity to showcase their knowledge and celebrate their years of experience through their spelling abilities.  Holiday Park loves promoting our bright group of senior citizens. Free/Gratis

 

October 1:  Coffield Community Day

Coffield Community Recreation Center

2450 Lyttonsville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910

240.777.4900 – En Español 240.777.6839

12-5 pm Enjoy a rain or shine family event that offers health screenings, live entertainment, food vendors, spoken word performances, kids corners, games, moonbounce, dancing, music, face painting, arts and crafts and much more. 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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