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November in Recreation

November 7 and 30:  Youth Basketball

Montgomery County Recreation offers basketball for all ages, starting with youth in grades K-2, 3-8, and 9-12. Increase balance, coordination and fine motor skills while learning the fundamentals of basketball! Noncompetitive beginner league emphasizes basic skills, good sportsmanship, and fun! Teams are assigned to the closest available gym. Program includes four practices at the location and time you are placed, and four low key scrimmages. Instructional teams may be scheduled hourly as follows:

Saturdays:  9 a.m–6 p.m. Sundays: Noon – 6 p.m.

Registration is open now and closes November 7 or 30, 2014 according to the grade.  Register online at montgomerycountymd.gov/rec, or call 240.777.6870.

 

November 12: Meet the Director Night at Scotland Neighborhood Recreation Center

6:30-8 p.m. (Free). Come out and meet the Director and staff. Have an opportunity to discuss community programs and activities for the center. Light refreshments. Call 240.777.8075 for more information.

 

November 12: Antiques & Jewelry Road Show at Holiday Park Senior Center

6:30-7:30 p.m. Bring jewelry, clocks and watches, coins, silver, paintings, prints, china, glass, figurines toys, and documents. (No stamps). Receive your appraisal from NovaGold Inc. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

 

November 14: Winter Carnival Night at Long Branch Community Recreation Center

7 p.m-10 p.m. Join us for our Winter Carnival, featuring performers from different community cultures, and from local children’s groups. (Free) Register under course #393288. Call 240.777.6965 for more information.

 

November 14: Fall Bash at Good Hope Community Recreation Center

6 -9 p.m. Carnival games, dance contest, music, D.J. $4, ages 5-12, course #339558. Call 240.777.8055 for more information.

 

HOP ON THE BUS FOR A MINI-DAY TRIP with White Oak Senior Center

November 14: National Harbor Ice Show

9 a.m-3 p.m, $36.50. ($24.50 show + $12 for the bus)

Spend a delightful day marveling at the magical transformations of ice.

Register by Friday, October 31 in person. Call 240.777.6944 for more information.

 

Friday Night Hypes: 5:30-8:30 p.m. $5 per child each night includes meal. Parents and family are welcome to attend; the meal ticket is $3 for parents and families. For grades 2-5. Featuring movies, games, music, and food. Theme nights and much more:

 

November 14:  Family Game Night at East County Community Recreation Center. Register under #393063. Call 240.777.8090.

November 14:  Carnival Night at Mid-County Community Recreation Center. Register under #399114. Call 240.777.6920.

November 21:  It’s Party Time at Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center. Register under #393071. Call 240.777.4970.

November 21:  Game Night at White Oak Community Recreation Center. Register under #393064. Call 240.777.6940.

November 21:  Glow Games Night at Gwendolyn E. Coffield. Register under #398655, call 240.777.4900.

 

Teen Café:  7-10 p.m. Free, ages 13-18. Music, Arts and Crafts, Tournaments, Games, Refreshments, and Special Theme each month.

 

November 14: Masquerade Party at Germantown Community Recreation Center

Bring your own Mask, design your own mask. DJ, door prizes, showcase your talent on our open mic. Register under Course #400556. Call 240.777.8095.

 

November 14: Dance Club Friday at Holiday Park Senior Center

1-3:00 p.m. Mike Surratt, live music to your toes tapping. Light refreshments are served at the break. Fee is $5 at the door. HPSI member pay $3. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

 

November 17: Registration for 2014-2015 for winter classes, and activities. Indoor Swim lessons begin registration begins at 6:30 a.m.

 

November 19: A very Special Holiday Party at Holiday Park Senior Center

6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

 

November 19: Survival Guide for First Time Grandparents at Holiday Park Senior Center

6-9 p.m. Presented by MC Police, Elder/Vulnerable Adult Abuse Unit. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

 

November 19: Prevent Abuse-What You Should Know at Holiday Park Senior Center

6:30 p.m. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

 

November 20: Mini-Trip to Udvar-Hazy Center Air & Space Museum in Chantilly Virginia

9 a.m–3 p.m.  Follow mankind’s journey through air and space over the centuries.  We will participate in a guided tour of the museum. Lunch is on-your-own.  Please pack a lunch or bring money to purchase a lunch. McDonald’s is the only restaurant on site. Sign up will be at the Reception Desk of Schweinhaut Senior Recreation Center. Fee is $12.00 per person. Space limited. Please call 240.777-.8085 for more information.

 

November 20: Coaches Clinic at Potomac Community Recreation Center

7–9 p.m.

#395328 (Free). Call 240.777.6960 for more information.

 

November 21: Thanksgiving Feast at White Oak Community Recreation Center

Join us to give thanks with big dinner, games and prizes. Come dressed to impress. Giving Back – Bring a canned food item for families in need.  Register under course #400655. Call 240.777.6940 for more information.

 

November 21: Tip-Off Teen Café at Bauer Community Recreation Center

NBA 2K (Xbox) Tournament in the Conference Room, 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament in the Gym, Open Mic/Studio Session in the Community Room. Thanksgiving Arts/Crafts activity in the Art Room, and catered Thanksgiving Dinner in the Social Hall. Canned food donations will be collected to donate to Manna Food Centers. Register under course #400660. Call 240.777.6922 for more information.

 

November 21: Dance Club Friday at Holiday Park Senior Center

1-3 p.m. Take Two Music, live music to your toes tapping. Light refreshments are served at the break. Fee is $5 at the door. HPSI member pay $3. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

 

November 22: 2014 Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade at Downtown Silver Spring, from Ellsworth Dr. to Silver Spring Ave. 10 a.m. (Free).

Call 240.777.6821 for more information.

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Club Friday: Club Friday is filled with fun activities such as: games, sports, movies, DJ, dancing, arts & crafts, theme nights, raffles and special events that every child will enjoy. Come out and join in the fun! Meets October through May. Check specific locations for dates and times. The program is for grades 3-6 and the fee is a one-time payment of $50.

Clara Barton 6-9 p.m. 393764 until May 1 240.777.4910
Germantown 7-9 p.m. 393766 until March 13 240.777.8095
Longwood 7-9 p.m. 393768 until March 13 240.777.6920
Plum Gar 6:30-8:30 p.m. 393765 until April 17  240.777.4919
Potomac 7-9 p.m. 393770 until March 13 240.777.6960

 

November 24: Come to Cabaret at Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1 p.m. Elaine Hughes performs the music of Kander and Ebb, including songs from such as New York, New York, Chicago and a host of others. Enjoy a Broadway extravaganza night in Silver Spring. (Free) Call 240.777.8085 for more information.

 

December 1: Tea Time Accross the Centuries at Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

10:30 a.m. $2.00 includes the tea and treats. Space Limited. Explore the history of the treats that go along with tea, the scone, the English Muffin, the crumpet and clotted cream. This presentation will be followed by the opportunity to taste hot tea, scones, and short bread. Call 240.777.8085 for more information.

 

December 5: All Things Frozen with Elsa at Marilyn Praisner Community Recreation Center

6:30-8:30 p.m. $5 per person, ages 12 & younger. Activities include pictures with Elsa (bring your own camera); frozen crafts, frozen games and frozen treats. Call 240.777.4970 for more information.

 

December 5: Downtown Holiday Market with White Oak Senior Center

11:30 a.m–3 p.m. $8+ ($7 for Bus)

Spend a delightful day with some 180 artisans, crafters, and boutique businesses of ethnically-produced goods. Call 240.777.6944 for more information.

 

December 5: National Harbor Ice Show with White Oak Senior Center

($24.50 show + $12 for Bus)

Spend a delightful day marveling at the magical transformations of ice. This show is considered the best one will ever see. Register by Friday, October 31 in person.

11:30 a.m-3 p.m. Call 240.777.6944 for more information.

 

December 5: Dance Club Friday at Holiday Park Senior Center

1-3 p.m. Retro Rockets, live music to your toes tapping. Light refreshments are served at the break. Fee is $5 at the door. HPSI member pay $3. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

 

December 6: Juried Craft Show at Bauer Community Recreation Center

10 a.m-4 p.m. (Free). Enjoy an assortment of wonderful vendors showcasing their artistic talents and creativity. Items for purchase include fiber arts, holiday items, jewelry, photography, pottery, woodwork and more. Free parking available. There are concessions on site for food and beverage. Call 240.777.6922 for more information.

 

December 6: Coaches Clinic at Mid-County Community Recreation Center

10 a.m-Noon (Free). Call 240.777.6810 for more information.

 

December 7: Dive with Scuba Santa at Olney Swim Center

Noon-4 p.m. Ages 10+ may use provided scuba equipment after receiving instructions. Those 9 and younger can hold their breath and swim down for a quick action shot with Santa. Or Santa will go to the concrete steps leading into the pool’s shallow end and they can sit on his lap above the surface. Call 240.777.4995, or 301.938.6220 for more information.

 

December 10: Santa’s Workshop at Damascus Community Recreation Center

6:30-9 p.m. Winter wonderland is happening in Damascus. Enjoy a hot chocolate and caroling as we welcome our favorite North Pole friend. Crafts, games, face painting, and a Frozen movie or Polar Express storybook time are part of this evening.

 

December 10: Are you Ready for Retirement? Retirement Planning 101 at Holiday Park Senior Center

6:30-8 p.m. Presented by Sandy Spring Bank. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

 

December 11: Holiday Luncheon at Damascus Senior Center

Noon  Price for meal age 55-59 is $7.00, 60+ donations requested. Call 240.777.6995 for menu and reservations.

 

December 12:  Annual Holiday Concert & Dinner at Long Branch Community Recreation Center

Program is for all ages. Choruses from area elementary school will be performing all your favorite holiday songs.  Enjoy a hot dinner and dessert, plus “Pictures with Santa:” get your child’s picture taken with Santa. $5 per person for dinner, photos included.

#393290– 7–10 p.m. Call 240.777.6965 for more information.

 

December 12: Winter Wonderland Party at Germantown Community Recreation Center

7-10 p.m. Ages 13-18, must be a current High School student. Free. Minute to win it; create your own snowflake, ugly sweater contest, snowman wrap, karaoke, DJ, art projects, refreshments. Register under course #400605. Call 240.777.8095 for more information.

 

December 13: Ross Body Magic Show at Sherwood Elementary School

1-2:30 p.m. Call 240.777.8051 for more information.

 

December 13: Winter Wonderland at White Oak Community Recreation Center

7-10 p.m. Ages 13-18, must be a current High School student. Free. Celebrate the holidays with inflatables, DJ, games and smoothies. Register under course #400656. Call 240.777.6940 for more information.

 

December 15: The Marvelous Music of the Set Kibel Trio at Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1 p.m. Celebrate the holidays and more with award winning multi-instrumentalist Seth Kibel. Seth has won a total of 25 Washington Area Music Awards (Wammies). (Free) Call 240.777.8085 for more information.

 

December 18: Holiday program Celebrationat Damascus Senior Center

1 p.m. Live singing, dancing, comedy and other fun activities (Free). Join us for some holiday cheer. Call 240.777.6995 for more information.

 

December 18: Jingle Bell Breakfast at Long Branch Senior Center

10:30 a.m. Enjoy a delicious continental breakfast of veggies, bagels, and muffins, spreads, pastries, juice, coffee and tea. (Free). Call 240.777.6975 for more information.

 

December 19: Holiday Movie Night at Long Branch Community Recreation Center.

We’ll be showing a holiday movie to get everyone in the spirit. All movies are G-rated for all ages. (Free)

#393291 – 7–9 p.m.  Call 240.777.6965 for more information.

 

December 19: Friday Night Hype at Marilyn Praisner Community Recreation Center

6:30-8:30 p.m. “For Kidz Only” for grades K – 5. $5 per night. “Winter Wonderland” Blue Sky Puppet theater “Santa’s Presents”; a visit with Santa (bring your camera); Holiday Crafts; light refreshments. Call 240.777.4970 for more information.

 

December 19: Teen Café Holiday Edition at Bauer Community Recreation Center

7 -10 p.m. Ages 13-18, must be a current High School student. Free. Auditions (juried by the Bauer Teen Committee) for a January performance, movie night, Santa selfie station, and indoor ice skating. Register under course #400661. Call 240.777.6922 for more information.

 

County Seniors Have a Free Ride to Fun, Fellowship, and Activity

It’s easy! It’s free! It’s our curb-to curb shuttle service to the County’s five senior centers for those aged 55 and above. Thanks to our friends at the Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA), seniors are able to become more active and engaged. Check out the video, you’ll love Luicie, who says, “and now I start to do the yoga.” Tell your friends and neighbors about this great program.

http://youtu.be/5zwxxUq6M4M

Adultos Mayores disfrutan de un viaje gratuito de Diversión, Amistad y Actividades.

Es fácil, es gratis, Es nuestro servicio de buses de esquina a esquina a cinco centros para aquellos que son 55 años o más. Gracias a nuestra alianza con el Concejo Judío para Mayores (JCA) los adultos mayores pueden estar más activos y comprometidos con su salud. Mire nuestro video, le encantará Luicie, quien dice “y ahora hago Yoga” Pásele la voz a sus amigos y vecinos sobre este programa, que no se lo pierdan.

http://youtu.be/Q00dyC3-2yQ

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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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