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County Recreation Highlights for July, 2015

 

July 3 – July 5:  All Recreation and Senior Centers are closed

July 4:  Independence Day – Mid County Sparkles

7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Live Music at 7:30 p.m.  9:15 Fireworks.  Shuttle Bus at Westfield Wheaton Plaza. Call 240-777-6821 for more information.

July 4:  Independence Day – Germantown Glory

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Live music at 7:00 p.m. Fireworks at 9:15, food vendors on site. Call at 240-777-6821 for more information.

 

July 7:  The Music Lesson from Vermeer at Holiday Park Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Free) with Joan Hart. Call 240-777-4999 for more information.

 

July 8:  Causes of Osteoarthritis at Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Free) Dr. Weinberg will speak of the long term consequences of living with the pain from arthritis and the new advances in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knees, shoulders, and hips. Discussion will cover a new treatment called Viscosupplementation. Call 240-777-8085 for more information.

 

July 8:  Ballroom Dancing at Holiday Park Senior Center

2:45 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. Smooth

3:45 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. Rhythm

Fee is $33 or $28 with HPSI card for seven sessions. Class taught by Ron and Amy Wagaman. This program is designed for those with some basic ballroom dance experience who want to learn new dance patterns. Call 240-777-4999 for more information.

 

July 8:  The Composers Who Loved Fred Astaire at White Oak Senior Center

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Fee $20. Fred Astaire’s unique gifts inspired iconic songs by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer, and more, both on stage and screen. Two hours won’t be enough time to cover this topic, but it will be fun to try! Call 240-777-6944 for more information.

 

July 9:  ROADDOG at Silver Spring Summer Concert Series, Silver Spring Veterans Plaza

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Free) Get down with the big R&B sound of ROADDOG who will get you up and dancing! Call 240-777-0311 for more information.

 

July 9:  Crab Feast Paddlewheel Riverboat Cruise Around Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

1:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Fee: $95 for trip #407450. Enjoy a sumptuous crab feast (included) aboard the Black-Eyed Susan paddlewheel riverboat as we take a two-and-a-half hour narrated cruise around the historic sights of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Enjoy crab soup, a cubed cheese display, and warm spinach and artichoke dip with French baguettes upon boarding. A buffet of roast beef, fried chicken, corn on the cob, garden salad, and rolls is next. World famous Maryland-style spicy steamed hard shell crabs (US #1) will be served family style. For more information call 240-777- 6870.

July 10:  International Folk Dancing at Holiday Park Senior Center

11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. Fee is $13 or $11 with HPSI for 3 sessions. International, world-wide and Israeli folk dances with Sharon Katz, easy steps and movements. No partner required. Newcomers welcome. Call 240-777-4999 for more information.

July 10:  Jammin’ Friday at Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Free) fasten your seat belts and hold onto your hats…it’s Jammin’ Friday in the Center. Join the Center’s very own Brenda Stephens, Rodney Harris, Peter Wicklein and Dan Tuite as they entertain you with music and songs from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s! Call 240-777-8085 for more information.

 

July 10:  Horseshoe Casino, Baltimore, Maryland

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. cost $39 course# 411962. You will find super-sized excitement at the casino, along with all the excitement that Baltimore’s Inner Harbor has to offer. At Horseshoe Baltimore, you will find over 2,500 of the newest, hottest slots, including more than 150 video poker machines. Whether you enjoy the latest penny slots or want to explore our $500 slot machines in our high limit area, we have your game. Passengers will receive a $15.00 slot play bonus! Price is for transportation. Meals and gambling on your own! For more information call 240-777- 6870.

 

July 10:  Dance Club Friday with Mike Surratt at Holiday Park Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Fee is $5 or $3 with HPSI card. Call 240-777-4999 for more information.

 

July 12:  Backyard BBQ at Gwendolyn Coffield Community Recreation Center

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Cost is $10 per person, course #409804. For ages 15 and up with disabilities. You will have lots of fun, food, games, and a DJ with dancing. Pre-registration is required. Call 240-777-6870 for more information.

 

July 13:  VIP DAY AT THE FAIR at Montgomery County Agricultural Fair

Today is the deadline to attend the VIP Day at the Fair. If you know a child who has not attended previously, please fill out an application and send back to Charles Butler by July 13, 2015 for committee consideration.

The Fair will take place on Monday, August 17, 10am to 2pm.  Children and teens, ages 5 to 14 with disabilities, are eligible to be a “VIP” at the Fair.  Their immediate family receives free admission, free parking, and lunch and rides while being escorted by 4-H volunteers. Call 240-777-6884 for application or more information.

 

July 14:  The Story of Ramayana at Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Free) Intergenerational Dance Program presents Ramayana, the most popular and timeless Indian epic read and loved by all. It is the immortal tale of Shri Rama that teaches us the values of ideology, devotion, duty, relationships, dharma and karma. Performance is presented by Sutradhar Institute for Dance and Related Arts. Call 240-777-8085 for more information.

 

July 15:  Live Music with Steve Gellman at Holiday Park Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cost is $3, or free with HPSI card. Call 240-777-4999 for more information.

 

July 15:  Network Nights at Wheaton Neighborhood Recreation Center

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Free) Co-sponsored by Impact Silver Spring, this is a welcoming, fun and interactive gathering space for people of all backgrounds to connect and talk about the things they care about. An opportunity to network, interact, and exchange ideas. There is free child care and food. Call 301-298-5117 for more information.

 

July 16:  Moxie Blues Band (Blues) at Silver Spring Summer Concert Series, Silver Spring Veterans Plaza.  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Free) Seven seasoned musicians bring a wide range of blues and a touch of southern rock. Call 240-777-0311 for more information.

 

 July 17:  Akhmedova Ballet Academy at Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1:30p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Free) The award winning Akhmedova Ballet Academy will present ballet, contemporary, and character masterpieces. The students will present the dances they learned and prepared during their intensive summer program. Call 240-777-8085 for more information.

 

July 17:  Dance Club Friday with Rearview Mirror at Holiday Park Senior Center

July 24:  Dance Club Friday with Take Two

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Fee is $5 or $3 with HPSI card. Call 240-777-4999 for more information.

 

July 20-July 26: Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center Closed

 

July 23:  Appaloosa (Classic Rock) at Silver Spring Summer Concert Series, Silver Spring Veterans Plaza

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Free) Appaloosa takes pride in continuing to provide a first rate performance and being a strong party/dance band. Call 240-777-0311 for more information.

 

July 23:  One-Hit Wonders Daryl Davis at White Oak Senior

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Fee $15.00, Davis will take a trip down memory lane as we look back at some of the less familiar artists from the 1950s and 1960s and their songs, many of which we remember and some we don’t. We’ll honor the ones that have a place in our heart and bid farewell to the ones we’d rather forget. Call 240-777-6944 for more information.

 

July 27-31:  Holiday Park Senior Center Closed

 

July 26:  Damascus Community Recreation Center is closed until August 2.

 

July 29:  Baby Boomer Boogie at Holiday Park Senior Center

5:30 p.m. – 6:25 p.m. Fee is $35 for 8 sessions.  A combination of basic universal dance steps and diverse musical styles for a creative cardio workout that will leave you feeling energized. All fitness levels welcome. Call 240-777-4999 for more information.

 

July 30:  Little Red & the Renegades (Zydeco) at Silver Spring Veterans Plaza

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Free) Little Red’s sound is just flat out fun – it’s an exuberant celebration of everything wonderful about American music, with a heavy emphasis on Zydeco and Cajun. Call 240-777-0311 for more information.

 

July 30:  Volunteer Recognition at White Oak Senior Center

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. This event is to celebrate all of you who have helped us become successful. Please join us. Call 240-777- 6944 for more information.

 

July 31:  Senior Feud at Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Free) Join our Director, Amanda, as she hosts the Center’s version of Family Feud. Call 240-777-8085 for more information.

 

Pickleball at Damascus Community Recreation Center

10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, as an open gym program Call 240-777-6930 for more information.

 

 

 

Pickleball at White Oak Community Recreation Center

Tuesdays, for ages 18 and above, 6:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

Thursdays, for ages 55 and above, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. whether you have just picked up the game or are more experienced, have fun testing your skills. Call 240-777-6940 for more information.

 

August 6:  Rock & Roll Relics (Oldies) at the Silver Spring Summer Concert Series, Silver Spring Veterans Plaza.  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Free) One of the premier oldies musical acts in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Call 240-777-0311 for more information.


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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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