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Upcoming Recreation Events for March (VIDEO)

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Montgomery County Recreation is accepting team entries for Adult Softball Leagues through March 26. Divisions are offered for men’s, and co-ed teams. Regular season play begins the week of April 20. For more information call 240.777.6893.

Spring Adult Basketball Leagues:  Registration will be accepted by March 26. Leagues are offered for men’s and 55+ seniors starting the week of April 12 and continue through the end of May. For more information call 240.777.6893.

 

March 2:  Moving and Grooving at Long Branch Senior Center

9:30 a.m. walk, dance and sing every day at your own pace around the gym. Call 240.777.6975 for more information,

 

March 2:  Tootsie at Schweinhaut Senior Center at Forest Glen

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Free) call 240.777.8085 for more information.

 

March 4:  Holiday Park Senior Center re-opens Wednesdays until 9 p.m. to provide active seniors with a variety of classes and programs. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

 

March 5:  Bridge for Beginners at Holiday Park Senior Center

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. six sessions for $42 or $35 with hpsi membership card. For newcomers or players who have not played in years. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

 

March 6:  Facebook 101 at Holiday Park Senior Center

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 3 sessions for $36 or $30 with hpsi membership card. Learn to navigate Facebook, adjust privacy settings, share photos and more. Must have an email address and be comfortable doing a basic internet search. Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

 

March 7 & 8:  Summer Camps and Programs Expo at Lakeforest Mall

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Montgomery County Recreation will be there with our Summer Camps staff to answer your questions, hand out camp guides.

 

March 9:  Frank & Trish Curreri at Schweinhaut Senior Center at Forest Glen

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Free) a musical tribute to Patsy Cline, and crooners of the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s. A perfect note of nostalgia! Call 240.777.8085 for more information.

 

March 9:  Senior Shape Balancing Act at Holiday Park Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Ends on 3/30. This class is offered by Suburban Hospital, call at 301.896.3939 for class info, fees and registration.

 

March 9:  Adult Soccer League Registration starts

Men and women 18+.  Games start on April 8. Call 240.777.6870.

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March 9:  Ballroom Basics at White Oak Senior Center

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. $24 for 8 classes until April 30. Instructor Tom Sellner No partner required. Leading and Following.  Call 240.777.6944 for more information.

 

March 10:  Adult English Classes at Gwendolyn E. Coffield Community Recreation Center

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Classes for beginners and intermediate level on Tuesdays for 15 weeks. Call 240.777.4900 for more information.

 

March 11:  Growing Vegetables in Small Spaces at Holiday Park Senior Center

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. This class is offered by Lifelong Learning Institute of Montgomery College. Call 240.567.5188 for class info, fees and registration.

 

March 11:  Afternoon Tea at White Oak Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Enjoy the soothing sounds of county of Maldives fill the room as you enjoy the Afternoon Tea. Light lunch of delectable tea savories. Call 240.777.6944 for more information.

 

March 11:  How Disney Reinvented (or killed!) at Schweinhaut Senior Center at Forest Glen.

10:15 a.m. (Free) Call 240.777.8085 for more information.

 

March 16:  Notting Hill at Schweinhaut Senior Center at Forest Glen.

1:00 p.m. Call 240.777.8085 for more information.

Note: The Center will be closed for cleaning starting March 23 until March 29.

 

March 17:  St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon at Damascus Senior Center

12:00 p.m. Cost for the meal is $7.00 for 55-59, 60+ donation requested. Call 240.777.6995 for reservations and more information.

March 17:  Irish Folk music at Holiday Park Senior Center

1:00 p.m. (Free) Call 240.777.4999 for more information.

 

March 20:  Soul Line Dance Party at White Oak Senior Center

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $5.00 per person to dance your socks off. Call 240.777.6944 for more information.

 

March 20:  Teen Café Dinner and a Movie at Germantown Community Recreation Center

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Free) Ages 13-18, must be a current Middle or HS student, register under course #400607. Ice cream social, popcorn, March madness, basket competition, DJ, prizes refreshments; art projects. Call 240.777.8095 for more information.

March 21:  Japan Fair at BauerCommunity Recreation Center

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Free) this is a cultural demonstration featuring presentations by students from Yokohama Hayato High School from Yokohama, Japan. Japanese Tea ceremony, Origami, Traditional Japanese games, Calligraphy Manga, Anime, Card games, Martial Arts demos, Traditional Japanese dances. Call 240.777.6922.

 

March 26:  Air and Space Museum at Damascus Senior Center

1:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cost $10.00. Call 240.777.6995 for more information.

 

March 26:  Golden Award Ceremony at White Oak Senior Center

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Free) Our entire team of staff members and instructors vote to select the nominees and winners for each of our classes. Reception will follow. Call 240.777.6944 for more information.

March 27:  5 on 5 March Madness at East County Community Recreation Center

6:00 p.m. (Free) Teams and individuals in the east region are welcome to register on site. Middle School youth will play against the best that MCPD can bring. Food and t-shirts.  Co-sponsored by MCPD.

March 30:  Pool Tournament at Damascus Senior Center

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Call 240.777.6995 for more information.

 

Pickle Ball:  at Damascus Community Recreation Center

10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Open Gym, Tuesdays and Thursdays currently if players bring their own equipment. Call 240.777.6930 for more information.

  

Friday Night Hypes:  6:30 p.m-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, this program is for grades 2-5. Enjoy movies, games, music, and food, theme nights, and much more.

 

March 13:  Family Cookout Night at Gwendolyn E. Coffield Community Recreation Center

 

March 20: 2 Big Screens at East County Community Recreation Center

 

March 20: March Madness at Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center

 

March 20:  Safari Night at Mid-County Community Recreation Center

 

March 20: March Madnessat White Oak Community Recreation Center

 

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    6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.   #393764          until May 1                   240.777.4910

Germantown   7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.   #393766          until March 13             240.777.8095

Longwood       7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.   #393768          until March 13             240.777.6920

Plum Gar         6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.   #393765          until April 17                240.777.4919

Potomac          7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.   #393770          until March 13             240.777.6960

Club Rec:  Homework time, sports, and games, arts and crafts, computer access, special events.

3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Cost is $60 per month for the following facilities:

 

Damascus Community Recreation Center                  #391398          240.777-.930              Grades K-8

East County Community Recreation Center               #391401          240.777.8090              Grades K-5

Gwendolyn Coffield Community Recreation Center   #391395 full    240.777.4900              Grades K-5

Long Branch Community Recreation Center              #391404          240.777.6965              Grades K-5

Mid County Community Recreation Center                #391407 full    240.777.6820              Grades K-5

Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center     #391413 full    240.777.4970              Grades K-5

Plum Gar Community Recreation Center                   #391410          240.777.4919              Grades K-5

Upper County Community Recreation Center#391416          240.777.8077              Grades K-8

White Oak Community Recreation Center                  #391419          240.777.6940              Grades K-5

 

 

Now hiring, interested in summer work? Montgomery County Recreation is now hiring summer staff. Apply to work at any of the following pools:

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Indoor and Outdoor Pools

Glenmont Outdoor Pool

Long Branch Outdoor Pool

 

Available positions:

Pool Operator – must have current Pool Operator’s license, Lifeguard, CPR/AED and First Aid certifications.

Lifeguard – must be 16 and have current Lifeguard, Lifeguard, CPR/AED and First Aid certifications.

Pool Aide – must be 14 and willing to take Lifeguard training (position only at Glenmont).

Lesson Instructor – must be 15 and have a current Lifeguard, CPR/AED and First Aid certifications.

Cashier – must be 18 and have knowledge of computer operations.

 

To apply, pick up and complete preliminary application at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Swim Center.

For more information, including the schedule of Safety Training Classes, contact MLK Jr. Swim Center at 240.777.8060.

 

 

 

The spring issue of the Montgomery County Guide for Recreation and Parks Programs is now available and registration for programs and classes is open. Learn more in Register for Spring Recreation Programs Now (VIDEO) article.

Summer Camps and Programs Registration Now Open

For tots to teens, we have hundreds of affordable summer activities, including creative arts, nature, science, sports and more at locations throughout Montgomery County. Watch this short video to learn more:

Perfiles

“Perfiles” or “Profiles”, is a Spanish language special program where Montgomery County brings you a one-on-one interview with some of Montgomery County’s Latino government employees. On this edition the program features Elizabeth Ortega-Lohmeyer from Montgomery County Recreation.

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.

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.

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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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