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This fun-filled blog provides updates and information and Montgomery County Recreation programs and activities. Please send comments, questions, and anything else you would like to share to T.Recs@montgomerycountymd.gov. Be sure to check back often; you never know…your comments or pictures could be posted next!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Scuba Santa

scuba santaCreate a lasting holiday memory and help the Manna Food Center during the 11th Annual SCUBA with Santa. Anyone 10 years and up is eligible to use SCUBA and sit with Santa under water for a holiday photo that will wow your family and friends! Bring a non-perishable food donation (or $5.00 cash donation) for Manna and join the Olney Scuba Adventure Dive Club who will deliver safety instructions for those eligible for SCUBA. If you aren’t eligible or don’t want to SCUBA, feel free to take a photo with Santa at the surface level, or underwater holding your breath!Join us Sunday, December 4, 2011, noon – 4:00 pm, Olney Swim Center, 16605 Georgia Ave.,  Olney, MD 20832.  For more information email ScubaSanta@ScubaAdventure.com or call 301-938-6220.
POSTED: 8:00:00 AM |

Monday, November 28, 2011

Holiday Happening Juried Craft Show!

snowmanWhere can you shop a huge selection of craft vendors from pottery and ceramics to photographers, and driftwood artists all under one roof AND NO admission?

The annual Holiday Happening Juried Craft Show at Bauer Drive will take place December 3rd and 4th (Saturday and Sunday) from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm and will showcase an incredible selection of vendors selling jewelry, artwork and crafts that will fit any budget. Get your holiday shopping done before December is even in full-swing while you support local artisans!

Admission and parking are FREE for this event. For a map and directions Click Here. If you are interested in participating as a vendor call (240) 777-6922.

CATEGORIES: Bauer Drive Craft Show
POSTED: 8:00:00 AM |

Monday, November 21, 2011

Burning Off the Pumpkin Pie!

     Every Thanksgiving there are those of us who relentlessly declare that pumpkin pie is a vegetable. The good news is one doesn’t have to rationalize or make excuses to enjoy a bountiful dinner with all of trimmings. Thanksgiving is a time that Americans should enjoy the traditional meal, including the pumpkin pie with whipped cream, without any guilt.  
    Thankfully, one day of celebratory eating does not have to be a major set-back. In fact, scheduling an extra hour of aerobic exercise may be all you need to stay healthily on track after a day of feasting. There are many ways to exercise and have fun, whether it is an hour on the basketball courts, working out at the gym, or swimming. Scheduling one of these activities in additional to your regular fitness program can easily burn off that pumpkin pie! 
     Montgomery Recreation has exercise rooms, gymnasiums, and indoor swimming pools to make fitness during the winter easier than ever. Check out www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec to find a MontgomeryCountyCommunity Center or AquaticsCenter close to you.  
POSTED: 10:42:00 AM |

Thursday, November 17, 2011

It's Coming! Thanksgiving Parade!

Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade
Saturday, November 19
The parade route starts at VeteransPlaza on Ellsworth Drive and travels to Georgia Avenue, ending at Silver Spring Avenue.

Emcee   Brian van de Graaff, ABC7/WJLA-TV's Meteorologist

For more information, visit Parade Info
The parade will be televised LIVE on News Channel 8 and replayed on Thanksgiving Day.
POSTED: 11:57:00 AM |

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Winter Registration Now Open!

Don’t forget registration for winter programs is now open! Check out the latest issue of the Montgomery County Guide that is filled with dynamic activities and programs. Terrific programs such as family trips and outings, energetic fitness programs, awesome senior activities, or aquatics programming are just some of the programs that are available for registration. To view the Guide online, please go to: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec
POSTED: 10:16:00 AM |

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

The Holiday Season Starts with the Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade

scuba santaStart the holiday season off with the Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade.  The 14th annual parade will be held Saturday, November 19 at 10:00 am starting at the intersection of Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Streets and heading south on Georgia to Silver Spring Avenue.  The Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade will also be televised live on NEWS Channel 8 and repeated Thanksgiving morning starting at 8:00 am.

New this year are the Rolling Gingerbread House Balloon complete with the Gingerbread Man and a “live” Holiday Nutcracker balloon and, back by popular demand, our inflatable Turkey, and inflatable Rudolph.

ABC 7 Meteorologist Brian van de Graaff returns as master of ceremonies, announcing over 100 parade units. The Washington Redskins Marching Band is back, with The Washington Nationals Baseball Club, various marching bands, dancing groups, beauty queens, clowns, fire engines, and rescue animal groups to make this the best parade in the Washington, DC region.   Plus, intermittent performances by the Ronald McDonald Magic Show will take place on Silver Spring Avenue to entertain parade participants and bystanders at the end of the route.

Want to join in the fun? The Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade welcome volunteers to dress up, give out candy, ride on floats, and “wrangle” balloons. Volunteer hours are from 7:30 am – 1:30 pm.

The parade is held rain or shine. For more information, call 240.777.6821.  
POSTED: 8:00:00 AM |

Monday, November 07, 2011

Winter Guide Now Available!

Copies of the Winter Guide are now available for pick-up at community, recreation, aquatic and senior centers, and public libraries, or can be viewed online at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec.

Anyone wishing to receive the Guide in the mail can subscribe at http://RecWeb.MontgomeryCountyMD.govFor more information, call 240-777-6840. 

Montgomery County Recreation will begin accepting registrations for its winter programs and classes on Monday, November 14.  Registration for swim lessons opens on December 7.

POSTED: 7:30:00 AM |

Friday, November 04, 2011

Adult Basketball is the Best at Montgomery Rec!

adult basketballBeginner or experienced, competitive or non-competitive, whatever game you are looking for, you will find at Montgomery County Recreation. Adult leagues are available for men and women and special divisions are designated for Baby Boomers. League designation is determined by skill, competitiveness, and age. There is a division for the highly competitive team or for teams looking for recreational play. Additionally, there are teams for men aged 40+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, and 70+. Women’s basketball is available as a league or for drop-in play. Season play begins on December 4 and ends in late March. Games are scheduled Sunday and Wednesday evenings. Registration for adult league continues through November 22. For more information about the adult basketball program go to: Adult Basketball or call 240-777-6870

POSTED: 8:44:00 AM |

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Veteran's Day Tribute

VETERANS DAY OBSERVANCE – The Potomac Community Center Neighborhood Seniors invite you for a special tribute honoring veterans whose dedicated service protected our freedom.  This free program will take place at the Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road,  Potomac on November 11, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. The ceremony will include a flag ceremony, guest speaker and refreshments. 
POSTED: 12:30:00 PM |

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

National Wii Champs!


Margaret Schwienhaut Senior Center is home to the 2011 National Wii Bowling Champions. Coaches Karen Maxin and Helen Abrahams cheered this winning team, named the UNBEWiiVABLES  to become the new national champions in this gruelingly competitive tournament that took place on October 6 in Washington DC. The spirited league founded by Senior Sport Partners, LLC is dedicated to residents in senior living communities. Congratulations to UNBEWiiVABLES on your new title and for making the Recreation Department proud! 
POSTED: 2:22:00 PM |
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