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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!

Friday, December 28, 2012

State-of-the-Art Vending Machine Comes to Montgomery County

County employees may find it a little easier to purchase healthier snacks from Montgomery County vending machines. On October 17, the County unveiled its sleek new healthful snack vending machine, 2bU in the Executive Office Building in downtown Rockville. This premium all-natural vending program is a reflection of the County’s efforts to offer healthier choices to employees. 2bU was introduced during an exciting press event that included County Executive Isiah Leggett, Councilmember George Leventhal, Department Directors Gabe Albornoz, David Dise and Uma Ahluwalia, and County Health Officer, Dr. Ulder J.Tillman. This is an important first step to increase healthier vending machine choices in all County facilities.

Many people are initially attracted to the colorful, fancy, interactive computer on the machine that provides on the spot nutritional information about the foods. What will likely keep people coming back for more are the tasty healthier foods and beverages.

Nutritious food choices and exercise and fitness activities are natural partners for individuals aiming to live a healthier lifestyle. Recreation Department Director, Gabe Albornoz, led the way in an invigorating walk following the vending machine unveiling. He was joined by Councilmember George Leventhal, DGS Director David Dise and HHS Director Uma Ahluwalia.
The Vending Machine Project was developed by the Obesity Prevention Strategy Group, a public-private coalition dedicated to reversing the obesity trend, in keeping with the County’s goal to make Montgomery County the healthiest County in the nation. By doing more to prevent and reduce obesity and promote good health by improving the health habits of employees, the County can set an example for the community.
POSTED: 12:45:00 PM |

Monday, December 24, 2012

SwiMontgomery is the Perfect Maintenance Program for The Summer Competitor

SwiMontgomery is a developmental program for kids 12 and under who are interested in swimming competitively or who compete in the summer but aren’t ready to swim year round competitively. This 8-week program is held twice a week and helps to develop a foundation of skills. Participants are evaluated and assigned to groups based on their previous knowledge and demonstrated skill.

For young summer swimmers, this program will help them retain the skills they developed during the summer months. It will also help with conditioning so when it is time to start back to a daily swim routine they will be ready to go!

SwiMontgomery is offered at all four indoor swim centers: MLK, Germantown, Kennedy Shriver and Olney. Fee is $190 for 16 sessions. For more information and course numbers see page 13 of The Recreation and Leisure Programming Guide.
POSTED: 12:40:00 PM |

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Break up the Boredom with a Winter Break Camp

Staying home this holiday season and afraid the kids will complain of boredom? Sign them up for one of our Winter Break Camps where they are sure to have fun! Extended before and after care is available in some instances.
Karate Clinics Winter Break - Ages 6-12: This clinic provides diversified and intensive Tang Soo Do style Korean karate and jujitsu instruction for all ability levels. It includes basic motion, kata, one-step sparring, falling, take downs, throwing, exam preparation, and more. Students are grouped by belt level and age where appropriate. An optional exam will be offered for an additional $35, payable to TKA.
4 Sessions $53
Instructor: TKA, Inc.
337428 Bauer Drive Community Recreation Center 12/26 W-M 9:00am -11:30am
Coach Doug Club Holiday

Ages 3 -5 Half Day, Ages 5 -13 Full Day.
Kids will enjoy age appropriate sports, games, arts & crafts plus time to hang out with friends. Campers will participate in organized activities as well as special events and can choose their activities based on their own needs. Sports include soccer, basketball, kickball and others. In addition, there will be games as well as non-competitive activities designed for everyone's enjoyment. Bring a bag lunch. Price includes all materials.
Note: Ages 3-5 will rotate through age appropriate activities and may only register for the half-day session!

Half Day Program: 3 Sessions $60 (course 336991)
Cabin John Middle School 12/26-12/28 9:30am -12:30pm

Full Day Program: 3 Sessions $113 (course 336992)
Cabin John Middle School 12/26-12/28 9:30am - 3:30pm

Coach Doug Club Holiday Extended Day
Ages 3-12: Children registered for Club Holiday, are eligible
to register for an extended day program for an additional
fee. The extended program provides supervised informal
recreational activities for participants before and after Club
Holiday. Half day participants are eligible for AM sessions
3 Sessions $20
Instructor: Coach Doug Academy, Inc.
337025 Cabin John MS 12/26 W-F 3:30pm - 6:00pm
337477 Cabin John MS 12/26 W-F 7:00am - 9:30am

POSTED: 12:41:00 PM |

Monday, December 17, 2012

Recreation Gift Certificates Make Perfect Gifts!

Whether it’s a teacher, a grandmother, or a teenager, everyone loves to try something new. A Gift Certificate for Montgomery County Recreation would give everyone on your list the opportunity to try a new sport, art class, dance class, or more. Help them achieve their fitness goals with a gym or pool membership, or gift them that day trip they always talk about!
Certificates are good for up to one year and can be applied to any program or activity including classes, clinics, trips, and fitness and pool memberships.

Two easy ways to GIFT Recreation:

Pay by Mail: attach a check for the amount you want to purchase along
with a note of explanation and mail to 4010 Randolph Road, Silver
Spring, MD 20902

Pay in Person: bring a check or credit card and stop into the main
office at 4010 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902

POSTED: 12:34:00 PM |
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Last edited: 11/8/2010