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Montgomery County Recreation Highlights for November

Montgomery County Recreation
RecCalendar – November 2017


November 1: Painting

Long Branch Senior Center
8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20912
240-777-6975
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Painting classes taught by artist Carol Clatterbuck explores acrylic, mixed media and a variety of techniques, subjects, landscapes, still life and abstract. Drawing ability not necessary. Focus on beginner’s exploration and having fun with paint. $12 for four week sessions that run continuously. All materials included. Call us for dates and registration.


November 1: Youth Winter Basketball Leagues
240-777-6870
Registration continues until November 3, 2017. Eight weeks, grades K-12 boys and girls. Basketball increases balance, coordination and fine motor skills. Games start Saturday, January 6, 2018. See more information here. Register online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org

 

 


November 1: Holiday Supply Drive
East County Community Recreation Center
3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240-777-8090
Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Stop by the Center and drop off donations to a worthy cause until December 21. We are accepting any non-perishable food items or basic toiletries for local families in need during the holiday season.


November 2: East County Regional Job Fair
East County Community Recreation Center
3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240-777-8411
3 p.m. – 7 p.m. If you are looking for employment or a better job join us at East County Regional Job Fair. Representatives from various companies and government agencies will be on hand. Be prepared for an interview and bring plenty of resumes. Dress in business attire; plenty of free parking, Ride-On Metro accessible. Free/Gratis.


November 2: Glaucoma Screening

 

White Oak Senior Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240-777-6944
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The organization of Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington offers free glaucoma screenings. Sign up at the center’s front desk for an appointment. Free/Gratis.


 

November 2: Arthritis Education
White Oak Senior Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240-777-6944
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Join us for a lecture on what to do to help relieve pain from arthritis. This presentation is provided by Washington Adventist Hospital. Free/Gratis.

 

 


November 3: Donut Day

 

White Oak Senior Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240-777-6944
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Let’s munch on donuts and drink coffee. Bring your store-bought donuts to share.

 


November 4: Train Day and Annual Holiday Sale Kickoff
Damascus Senior Center
9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 29872
240-777-6995
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Train Day consists of many different train displays by collectors. We offer a Hobo lunch at a reasonable price. The Holiday sale officially begins with items ranging from $.25 to $25. Cost for Train Day is Free/Gratis.


November: Club Friday
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Club Friday is a membership program filled with fun activities such as games, sports, movies, dancing, arts and crafts, theme nights, raffles and special activities that every child will enjoy. Come out and join in the fun! Meets on selected Friday nights October through May. Health and Rules/Regulation form required by the first day of Club Friday. Cost of membership is $52 except Potomac $88. Times are 7-9 pm unless is stated in the chart below. Register online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under the activity # shown in the chart below:


November 4: Offutt’s Crossroads: The Early History of Potomac and its Founding Family
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240-777-8085
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The Potomac Village Crossroads where River Road and Falls Road meet was known in the 1800s as Offutts Crossroads, named for one of the founding families who owned the acreage surrounding the area. The Offutts have a colorful history, sprinkled with stories of murders, family feuds and lawsuits. Join us to hear this delightful story. Free/Gratis.


November 4 & 5: Olney Swim Center Closed
Olney Indoor Swim Center
16605 Georgia Avenue, Olney, MD 20832
240-777-4995
Closed all day due to Autumn Mini/Distance Meet.

 


November 6: Chess Club
Clara Barton Neighborhood Recreation Center
7425 MacArthur Boulevard, Cabin John, MD 20818
240-777-4910
4 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. Are you an avid chess player or are you looking to learn and play. Join our chess club every Monday and meet your peers of all skill levels. For graders 1-8. Register online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under activity #42465. Free/Gratis.

 


November 7: Military History and Veterans Group
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240-777-8085
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. The program will feature Col. Robert Patrick, US Army (Ret.), director of the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress, an important undertaking to document the personal experiences of all ranks of military personnel who serve or have served in the nation’s armed forces. He will also talk about his role in the development and dedication of the World War II Memorial on the National Mall. The Discussion Group meetings are free and open to the public. For more information e-mail: AlanFLewis@aol.com. Free/Gratis.


November 8: Chef Megan’s Holiday Luncheon
Damascus Senior Center
9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 29872
240-777-6995
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. The menu will be available in the reception desk a month prior to the event. Call us for reservations. Price for the meal is $7 for ages 55-59, for ages 60+ a donation is requested.
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Christiana Drapkin and her Trio will perform some wonderful tunes to get ready for the upcoming holidays. Free/Gratis.


November 8: Winfield Parker and his Revue
Black Rock Center for the Arts
12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, MD 20874
240-777-4926
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Winfield Parker is an acclaimed singer who has performed to sold-out audiences in New York, London, Frankfort, Amsterdam, Tokyo, and the Washington D.C. area in the last two years. Winfield has a long history in the music business and was a singer and musician with the Temptations and Little Richard in his youth. He was recently inducted into the New York Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He will headline his two-hour revue, also featuring other singers in his group. Ample parking, no bus service. Register online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under activity #34628.


November 8: Horseshoe Baltimore Maryland Casino

White Oak Senior Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240-777-6944
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. A legendary gaming, dining, and entertainment experience awaits you at Horseshoe Baltimore. Cost $5 for the transportation.


November 9: Yappy Hour
Jane E. Lawton
Community Recreation Center
4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
240-777-6855
5 p.m. – 7 p.m. The Chevy Chase community’s first happy hour for dogs and their owners. Bring your furry friend to the center’s outdoor patio area. Sit, stay and chat over free apple cider, cocoa, virgin “mutt-tinis” and Fall “yapp-itizers” for the family. Water, prizes and dog treats for your pooch. A paw-sitively good time… *Well-behaved and socialized dogs and humans only* Free/Gratis.


November 9: Intermediate Workshop – Making Holiday Cards

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240-777-8085
1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Cindy Boccucci returns to the Schweinhaut Center to teach how to make holiday cards. Come and learn how to design and create your very own. Pre-registration required, $5 per person.


November 10: Thanks to Our Vets
North Potomac Senior Center
13860 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD 20850
240-773-4805
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. In recognition of Veterans Day, the center will provide our men and women who have and continue to serve our country with coffee and donuts. We want our veterans to start their day with a smile. Free/Gratis.

 


November 10, 12: Swim and Dive Meets at Germantown
Germantown Indoor Swim Center
18000 Central Park Circle, Boyds, MD 20841
240-777-6830

 


November 13: Sadie Hawkins Day Dance
North Potomac Senior Center
13860 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD 20850
240-773-4805
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. You are invited to dance your socks off Sadie Hawkins-style. Ladies, the tables are turned for the day. You will be encouraged to ask the fellas to shake a leg with you. Wear your favorite country and western attire and enjoy some old fashioned square dancing. Y’all come! Refreshments and live entertainment. Free/Gratis.



November 13: Images by Jim Auerback – “A Cultural Tour of India”
Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906
240-777-4999
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Join award-winning photographer Jim Auerbach for a pictorial description of his recent trip to India. He will share stories about his trip and the techniques he used to take his pictures.
This travelogue presentation will take you through the vibrant culture, religion, exquisite architecture, valued customs and tradition of several Indian states. From Mumbai (Bombay) on the west coast, to Karela in the south, Kolkata on the east coast, and the Golden Triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra in the north, we will explore India’s cultural diversity, rituals, beliefs, and lifestyle. With a significant rural, traditional, and agrarian population, India now is also a major industrial power experiencing rapid urban growth and rural-urban migration. It is a nation undergoing significant political, economic, and social change, while at the same time struggling to maintain many of its traditions and customs. A question and answer period will follow Jim’s presentation. Free/Gratis.


November 13: Rising Star Winter Basketball
240-777-6870
Deadline is today at 5 p.m.
Registration for our winter Rising Star youth basketball leagues is underway. For boys and girls in grades 5-8, this highly competitive program plays on weekends at neighborhood gyms throughout the county.
Register online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org. Games will play the week of January 6, 2018.

 


November 14: Montpelier Art Center and Mansion/Amish Market
White Oak Senior Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240-777-6944
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Come join us for a trip to the Montpelier Art Center and Mansion followed by a trip to the Dutch Farmer’s Amish Market. Cost is $10 for the museum and $10 for transportation.


November 14: A Little Country, A Little Rock and Roll by The Seasoned Players
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240-777-8085
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of theatrical entertainment including a variety of song and dance performances. The Seasoned Players are a group of seniors that are committed to performing for the senior community. Free/Gratis.

 

 

 


November 16: Chesapeake Beach Resort and Casino

White Oak Senior Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240-777-6944
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Live entertainment, Line and Hand dancing, sing up at the front desk. Cost $50 per person.

 


November 16: Thanksgiving Dinner
Damascus Senior Center
9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 29872
240-777-6995
4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. The Development of Characters and Careers (DOCCS) in partnership with our center hosts its annual Thanksgiving Dinner in the Damascus High School cafeteria. Christiana Drapkin will be accompanied by a jazz pianist and a bass player for your entertainment. Cost $10.


Registration for Winter classes opens November 13 at 6:30 a.m.


November 17: Fun and Games

North Potomac Senior Center
13860 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD 20850
240-773-4805
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. You are never too late to have fun. This afternoon we will take you back to the good ole days. Musical trivia, bingo, scrabble, uno and many more games to play while meeting new friends. We will even have a spelling bee with prizes and refreshments. Be ready to play and win. Free/Gratis.


November 17: Deadline for vendors at Bauer Craft Fair
Bauer Drive Community Recreation Center
14625 Bauer Drive, Rockville, MD 20853
240-777-6922
IT’S TIME! The annual Bauer Drive Holiday Craft Show is December 2, and NOW is the time for vendors, artisans, crafters and makers of cool stuff to become exhibitors at the show. Get a 10×7 space for just $65 for county residents, $80 for non-residents. Deadline: November 17. For more info and vendor forms, contact winston.taylor@montgomerycountymd.gov.

Bauer Drive Community Recreation Center Expands Friday Hours
The center is open on Fridays now, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout the year; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursdays. Closed on Sundays.


November 17: A Healthy Back with Adventist HealthCare Rehabilitation
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240-777-8085
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Learn how to maintain good body mechanics, prevent injury to your back, and basic stretching/strengthening exercises that you can incorporate into your daily routine. We also will discuss how posture changes over time, as well as fall prevention techniques. Class is taught by a licensed physical therapist. Free/Gratis.


November 17: Winter Carnival
Long Branch Community Recreation Center
8700 Piney Branch Road, Maryland 20912
240-777-6965
7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Join us for a family fun-filled night. There will be games, games and more games where you can win prizes and enjoy the company of your community members. And of course, what would a Carnival be without carny fare? We’ve got you covered. Food, drinks and snacks will be available. Register online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under activity #40359 or in person at the center. Free/Gratis.

 


November 18: Turkey Day Celebration
East County Community Recreation Center
3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240-777-8090
5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Please join us for a delicious dinner with family and friends. Participate in arts and crafts and fall time fun. You will be able to take a picture with Tyler the Turkey. Register online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org under activity #39827. Cost $4 for 11 and under, $6 for 12 and up.

 


November 18: Adult Coloring Day
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240-777-8085
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. The Adult Coloring is all the rage. Join us to de-stress and unwind by revisiting this childhood interest. Pre-registration required. Cost is $2 per person, includes a coloring book to take home.

 


November 21: Medical Minute

North Potomac Senior Center
13860 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD 20850
240-773-4805
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Receive information on various health topics that specifically affect those who are 55 plus. This program is led by a health care professional trained in the field of gerontology. Free/Gratis.


November 21: Thanksgiving Side Dish Pot Luck
Long Branch Senior Center
8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20912
240-777-6975
12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Add your favorite side dish to our nutritious lunch and share the day with us. Regular lunch donation.

November 21: Thanksgiving Dinner
White Oak Senior Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240-777-6944
12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Enjoy a festive meal with us for the holiday. We will have entertainment, delicious food and laughter. $2 per person.

November 21: Thanksgiving Lunch
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
240-777-8085
12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Celebrate Thanksgiving with your friends at the center. Our Nutrition Program will be serving turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Entertainment provided by Jesse Palidofsky and Seth Kibel. Pre-Registration is required. Price for lunch is $5.72 for ages 55-60, donations requested for those 60+.


November 22: Maryland Live Casino and Shopping
White Oak Senior Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904
240-777-6944
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Enjoy shopping, food and Maryland Live. $5 for transportation.

 


November 28: Culinary Delight

North Potomac Senior Center
13860 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD 20850
240-773-4805
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. In recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month, you are invited to attend a cooking demonstration led by a chef who specializes in creating diabetic-friendly dishes. The holidays are a tough time to stay on track. You will learn how to make a few holiday favorites that taste good and are good for you. Free/Gratis.


November 30: Creating Art Ornaments with LED light Bulbs
Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20905
240-777-4999
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Join Larissa Johnson from the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection for an afternoon of craftsmanship as she guides you on how to create ornaments with LED light bulbs. Free/Gratis.

 


 

 

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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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