Sign Up Now for Fall Recreation Classes

It’s not too late to register for fall programs with the Montgomery County Recreation Department (MCRD).  Classes such as fitness, dance, art, pre-school and cooking are still available.

It’s also time to hoop it up and hit the courts with one of the following:

  • Adult basketball – Men’s and Women’s and additional divisions for players who are 50+, 55+, 60+ and 65+. 
  • Youth Basketball for kids grades 3 through 8 – Individuals and teams at beginning or intermediate levels. 
  • High School Team Basketball - Team only. 

Seniors looking for a wonderful day will want to register for the New Exciting Adult Travel (NEAT) Program to the new Mead Center at the Arena Stage to see the boot-stomping, pioneer-spirited musical Oklahoma. Participants are invited to register and attend with their grandchildren for this November 10 trip.  The $55 registration fee includes transportation on a chartered bus, reserved seating and a tour escort.

For additional information, call 240-777-6870 or go to www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec .

And, just a reminder, registration for winter programs opens on November 15. 

Fire Prevention Month Open House Events

The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service will host Open House events at fire stations around the County during Fire Prevention Month. Firefighters and safety advocates will focus efforts on the importance of developing a home escape plan, practicing a home fire drill and checking smoke alarms to ensure they are working.

All Open House events will feature free activities, including tours of the stations, fire safety activities, information/handouts, demonstrations of emergency equipment, etc.  Visit each station’s website or call for a comprehensive listing of activities planned.

  • October 16, Noon – 3 p.m. -- Hillandale, Fire/Rescue Station 24, 13216 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring.  Call 240-773-4724;
  • October 16, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. -- Glen Echo, Fire/Rescue Station, 5920 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda.  Call 301-229-3200; and
  • October 24, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. -- Cabin John, Fire/Rescue Station 10, 8001 River Rd., Bethesda.  Call 301-365-2028.

See Fall Foliage in Montgomery County the Easy Way…by Bus

Enjoy a special bus tour through the Up-county/Agricultural Reserve -- on either Saturday, October 16 or 23 -- with the staff of Heritage Montgomery as they share many of the region’s fascinating (and often amusing) stories and legends.

See orchards ripe with juicy apples, bountiful fields of pumpkins and spectacular vistas adorned with autumn’s changing leaves. Stops include: The John Poole House & General Store; Poolesville Museum in the Old Town Hall; Lunch at the Comus Inn; and pumpkins at the Comus Market. Plus, enjoy the beauty of Sugarloaf Mountain.

Cost is $65 which includes a choice from three luncheon entrees at the Comus Inn.

The tour will leave from the historic Waters House in Germantown at 10 a.m. and return at 3:30 p.m.  Space is limited. For details and/or reservations, call Heritage Montgomery at 301-515-0753 or email director@heritagemontgomery.org.

You can also plan your own visit down the quiet country roads and scenic farmland in the Ag Reserve using the 60-minute video podcast tour “The Montgomery Rural Heritage Byway Tour” as your guide. Each of the five chapters showcases a rural section of the county. Download onto your iPod and listen while you drive, or view it directly from  www.HeritageMontgomery.org.

Absentee Ballot Applications Now Available

Voters who are unable to cast their ballot for the Gubernatorial General Election on Election Day (November 2) or during Early Voting (October 22 - 28), may request an application to vote by absentee ballot.

To obtain the application electronically visit montgomerycountymd.gov/elections, select Absentee Voting and follow the instructions for completing the application.To obtain an application for another person, call 240-777-8553 for detailed information.

The deadline for completed applications for absentee ballots by mail or delivered in person is October 26 at 8 p.m., or 11:59 p.m. if requesting via fax or e-mail. After that date, absentee ballot applications may be requested in person at 18753 N. Frederick Avenue, Suite 210, Gaithersburg.

For more information, call the Absentee Ballot Section at 240-777-8553 or e-mail a request to absentee@montgomerycountymd.gov.

Early Voting Centers to be Used in Upcoming Election

For the first time, the State of Maryland is implementing Early Voting for the Gubernatorial General Election. Montgomery County will open five Early Voting Centers from October 22 - 28, excluding Sunday the 24th, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Early Voting Centers are located at:

  • Bauer Drive Community Recreation Center, 14625 Bauer Dr., Rockville;
  • Germantown Recreation Center, 18905 Kingsview Rd.;
  • Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center, 14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville;
  • Montgomery County Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe St., Rockville; and
  • Silver Spring Civic Building, 8525 Fenton St.

Voters are encouraged to visit montgomerycountymd.gov/elections  for additional information on the Early Voting Centers. During Early Voting hours, the website will display a scroll bar (updated hourly) that will show wait times at each of the five centers.

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POSTED AT: Friday, October 15, 2010 | 3:00:00 AM |
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