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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!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Join our Trip to the Wine Tasting in Historic Old Town Winchester at the Shenandoah Apple Blosson Festival

 

wineSpring is the perfect time of year for a festival and the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival is one of the area’s favorites. Join us Saturday, April 28, for the Bloomin’ Wine Fest that takes place during the festival. You’ll be able to sample local wines from numerous Virginia wineries in two “wine gardens” set up along the Loudon Street Walking Mall in historic Winchester, Virginia.

In between sips, enjoy live music and entertainment on two stages, sample delicious specialties from food vendors, then stroll and shop the local merchants offering a variety of goods including clothing, jewelry, crafts, and more.

We’ll be leaving at 9:15 AM for the day and will return at 6:15 PM. Cost is $72 per person and covers a motor coach and one ticket to the wine festival. For more information see page 91 of the Spring Guide or call (240) 777-6870.

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POSTED: 8:34:00 AM |

Monday, April 16, 2012

Senior Fitness Classes keep 93-Year-Old "Feeling Stronger"

stretchThe weights may be lighter, and the moves are modified, but these active residents are staying strong and fit with Senior Fitness classes offered around the county!

From stretching and strength training to yoga, seniors can find a range of fitness classes that are perfect for any level. As they say, it’s never too late to get fit. As 93-year-old Chevy Chase resident Joe Holmes explained, “I feel stronger since I started taking classes. I now work out 3 times a week and I have arm muscles again!”

senior fit

We stopped into the Holiday Park Senior Center recently to check out a weight training class.

 

Participants use light weights to build strength, and use the wall and chairs for stretching and balance moves - including holding a plank position! Trained instructors can help participants modify moves when necessary so they feel comfortable.

 

For more information on fitness classes for seniors and specifically those held at the Holiday Park Senior Center visit the website http://holidaypark.us/ or call 240-777-4999.

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POSTED: 8:33:00 AM |

Friday, April 13, 2012

Spring Sports Updates and Announcements

Spring weather can wreak havoc on both the game schedule, and the fields. How can you find out if your outdoor game or class has been cancelled due to weather or field conditions? Follow these three steps:

1. Use the weather hotline for current conditions: 240-777-6889

2. Subscribe to e-alerts where you will receive updates on park or facility closures direct to your mobile phone. https://alert.montgomerycountymd.gov/index.php?CCheck=1

3. Contact the coach, instructor or activity provider. Before the season gets underway, make sure the instructor or coach has established a procedure for alerting participants (or their parents or both) to field conditions. Many times the coaches or instructors have the most updated information and the decision to cancel or postpone is up to them.
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POSTED: 8:31:00 AM |
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Last edited: 11/8/2010