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Elizabeth Ortega-Lohmeyer is a Multimedia Bilingual Specialist with Montgomery County Recreation. She has lived in the County for 26 years and has been in the fields of media, public relations and marketing for most of that time. She began working in radio as a DJ when she was 15 years... Read more

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Visit Holiday Park Senior Center

Holiday Park welcomes adults age 55+ for a variety of social, fitness and educational programs. Classes range from Zumba, yoga, ballroom Dance, Tai Chi, International Folk Dancing, Digital Photography and Spanish. Learn more about our programs at or drop in for a tour, grab a cup of coffee in the café, pick up a current schedule in our monthly newsletter and meet some new friends along the way!

MCM1 Drop-in Classes

No registration required…just come join in the fun!

Computer Workshop $2/class Wednesdays • 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Easy Fit Dancing $2/class – Monday, Tuesday & Thursday • 11-11:45 a.m.

Tai Chi Chaun FREE – Tuesdays • 9-10 a.m.

Wednesdays • 11 a.m.-noon – Thursdays • 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Sword FREE – Mondays • 2:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m. and Thursdays • 9-9:30 a.m.


Registration begins for the following classes Monday, June 2 from 9-11:30 a.m. in the Dining Room. Fees vary. Please see monthly newsletter for more details and additional class offerings.

As Easy as ABC Exercise Class-Advanced

Wednesdays • 9-10 a.m.

As Easy as ABC Exercise Class-Beginning

Wednesdays • 10-11 a.m.

Bone Building Workout

Wednesdays • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Fridays • 10 a.m-11 a.m.

Cardio Rhythm Low Impact Exercise

Wednesdays • 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

Fitness Room Strength Training Class

Fridays • 11:45 a.m.=12:45 p.m. Mondays • 1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

French-Beginner Wednesdays • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


Wednesdays • 9:30-10:30 a.m.

International Folk Dancing Fridays • 11 a.m.-noon


Thursdays • 9-10 a.m.

Spanish-Advanced Beginner

Thursdays • 10-11 a.m.


Thursdays • 11 a.m.-noon

Zumba Gold/Get Grooving Mondays • 9-10 a.m.

Zumba Gold Experience

Wednesdays • 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Zumba Gold Toning

Fridays • 10-11 a.m.

Zumba Low Impact

Mondays • 10-11 a.m.

Thursdays • 10-11 a.m.

Zumba Sentao

Thursdays • 9 a.m.-10 a.m.

“Daily Show” Program Highlights

Every weekday at Holiday Park we offer the “Daily Show” at 1 p.m. A variety of enrichment topics or events are offered including music, dance, theater, history, culture, literature, and health education. Be sure to check our monthly newsletter for daily topics. Some may require a nominal fee or pre-registration. Highlights include:

Metropolitan Ballet Theater (FREE)

Wednesday, May 21• 1-2 p.m.

Enjoy a free mini-performance of the company’s current repertory. The Metropolitan Ballet Theater is a non-profit arts education organization funded in part by the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County and the Maryland State Arts Council. They will perform portions of their current repertory.

OOPS! The Inadvertent Invention of Innumerable Interesting Items (FREE)

Thursday, June 12 • 1-2 p.m.
At this special interactive lecture, you will be amazed to learn how many great inventions and discoveries were accidental, unplanned and unintentional. Brought to us by Activities To Go.

“Almost Antiques Roadshow” at Holiday Park (FREE)

Wednesday, June 25 • 1-2 p.m.

Have you wanted to learn more about a keepsake or collectable? How old it is? Where is it from? Where can I get it repaired? Todd Peenstra, President of Peenstra Antiques Appraisals and Steve Gouterman, co-owner of NovaGold LLC will offer FREE appraisals, consultations, and advice on almost anything including but not limited to jewelry, silver, coins, time pieces, furniture, glass, por­celain, paintings, bronze, toys, documents, and any other items (except stamps). Registration is required to have an item appraised, one item per person.

Jazz-The Intimate Art: Music Apprecia­tion with Irv Chamberlain (FREE)

Mondays: June 9 & 16, July 7 & 14 • 1-2 p.m.

Memorable treasures of beautiful melodies by Ellington, Armstrong, Goodman, Dorsey, Basie, Getz, Brubeck and many more. We’ll be foot-tapping to the masters’ gems through the decades and will include a session on vocal­ists such as Sinatra, Fitzgerald, Holiday and Torme.

 Dance Club Friday

Live music to get your toes tapping! light refreshments are served at the break.

Dances are from 1-3 p.m. The fee is $5.00 at the door, HPSI members pay $3.00.

Night and Day Band – May 23

Gina De Simone and the Moaners – May 30

Mike Surratt – June 13

Mark Hanak – June 20

Retro Rockets – June 27

Mike Surratt – July 11

Night and Day Band – July 18

Mark Hanak – August 1

Gina De Simone and the Moaners – August 22

Washington Piano Society Recital – Tuesday, May 27 • FREE

Ellis Woodward – Monday, June 2

Rearview Mirror – Friday, June 6

Atlantic String Quartet of the BSO – Tuesday, June 10 • FREE

Steve Gellman – Tuesday, July 1

Holiday ParkFor more information, please call 240-777-4999.

En Español 240.274.7942 ό 240.777.6839.

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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