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Mark Your Calendar for These May Events

MAY 3:  Unity Day Festival at Long Branch Community Recreation Center
We are celebrating with food, activities, crafts, an indoor soccer tournament, a performance from our fabulous club rec students, vendors and more! Check out this video of one of last year’s performances.
Date: Saturday, May 3
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Long Branch Community Recreation Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring

Mac Friday Carnival at Clara Barton Neighborhood Recreation Center
The last Mac Friday of the year will be celebrated with a carnival party for Mac Friday kids and friends in grades 3 – 6. Non-Mac Friday members are welcome to come for a $10 fee.
Date: Friday, May 9
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Clara Barton Neighborhood Recreation Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John, MD

MAY 10:  Montgomery County Youth Advisory Committee Meeting for Teens
Teens of Montgomery – This is your chance to have your voice heard! Join County Executive Ike Leggett, members of the County Council, MCPS school board representatives and other decision makers who want to know YOUR thoughts, ideas, and experiences as a Montgomery County student.
Date: Saturday, May 10
Time: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Montgomery Blair High School, 51 University Blvd. East, Silver Spring, MD 20910

MAY 10: Spring Shopping Bazaar at Plum Gar Community Recreation Center
Shop the Spring Bazaar at Plum Gar! Plenty of specialty crafts and fine arts vendors selling everything from hats and small furniture to custom made dolls, and more!
Date: Saturday, May 10
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Plum Gar Community Recreation Center 19561 Scenery Drive, Germantown, MD

MAY 17:  Strawberry Festival at Good Hope Community Recreation Center
Join us rain or shine for lots of fun, entertainment and of course, Strawberries! Enjoy fresh strawberries, ice cream, plus hot dogs and beverages to snack on. Browse craft and business vendors, play kids games, and enjoy free face painting. Plus, be entertained by the Montgomery’s Got Talent competition with prizes being awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place!
Date: Saturday, May 17
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Good Hope Community Recreation Center, 14715 Good Hope Rd. Silver Spring, MD 20905

MAY 17:  Spring Fest at Lawton Community Recreation Center
We’ll be spending the day hopping along the egg hunt, dancing to music, playing carnival games, running through the moon bounce obstacle course, and enjoying light refreshments at the annual Spring Fest. Won’t you join us?
Date: Saturday, May 17
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center, 4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

MAY 18:  MoCo’s Got Talent
Middle school and high school students will entertain and delight at The Fillmore in Silver Spring. Cheer on these talented youth who are brave enough to take the stage, and enjoy an afternoon of fun for the whole family!
Date: Sunday, May 18
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

MAY 18:  Montgomery’s Got Talent for Seniors
We are celebrating the talent and creativity of our county residents age 55 and over during the Montgomery’s Got Talent Senior Talent Showcase! Doors open at noon for exhibits and the show starts at 1:00. Tickets are $5.00.
Date: Sunday, May 18
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm (doors and exhibits open at noon)
Location: Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. Bethesda, MD 20814

MAY 30:  Water Safety Day at Gaithersburg Water Park
Montgomery County Recreation is proud to sponsor this important and FREE event to help residents stay safe at the pool and water parks this summer.
Learn how to prevent drowning, proper use of life jackets, water rescue skills, skin cancer prevention, and get swim lesson evaluations. Food will be available to purchase.
Date: Friday, May 30
Time: 3:30 – 6:30 pm
Location: Gaithersburg Water Park, 512 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877 

MAY 31:  White Oak Day Summer Kickoff
We are celebrating the start of summer fun and all the kids are invited! We will have sports challenges, music, food, inflatables and more. Come for an hour or come for three hours! There will be enough activities and fun to keep the whole family busy.
Date: Saturday, May 31
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: White Oak Community Recreation Center 1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD
Tai Chi in May at Clara Barton Community Recreation Center
Join us for Tai Chi with Suburban Hospital on Tuesdays from 3:30 - 4:30pm. This is open to any age! Register through Suburban Hospital or pick up an application at the center.
Date: Tuesdays
Time: 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Location: Clara Barton Neighborhood Recreation Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John, MD

Intergenerational Art Show at Clara Barton is a SUCCESS!

The Clara Barton Neighborhood Recreation Center hosted an Intergenerational Art Show last month that showcased works of art from county residents. According to Center Director Modestine Snead,  “Artists aged 5 to 105 were invited to bring any kind of art to display at the center from noon until 5:00 pm on April 11th.” The center displayed the submissions that ranged from ceramics and charcoal drawings to wood bowls, and more. The community was invited to stop in and browse the temporary exhibit and the result is that many people asked the center to host this type of art show again!

Kids Get Expert Instruction From Some of the Area’s Best Coaches At The Ultimate Youth Mini Basketball Clinic

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We have an amazing opportunity for kids of all ages who love the game of basketball and want to improve their skills. East County Community Recreation Center has arranged for special one-day mini basketball clinics for boys and girls who want to learn from some of the best coaches in Montgomery County. Participants will work on technique, footwork and strategy, and participate in drills and exercises developed to help them improve. Each session will only have 30 kids and we expect these to fill up fast! For more information call 240-777-8090. To register use the course code below and visit RecWeb.
Kids in Grades 1st – 6th
385133 on May 3 at East County Community Recreation Center from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Kids in Grades 7th – 11th
385134 on June 7 at East County Community Recreation Center from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Seniors: Experience History, Go on Safari, and Set Sail with SOAR!

To register for these tours and more visit RecWeb or call 240-777-6840.

Tour Valley Forge National Historical Park with Acclaimed Historian Ed Bears (May 6 or 7, $75)
Ed Bears, retired Chief Historian for the National Park Service, will take us on an exclusive tour of Valley Forge including the soldiers log huts, earthenware fortifications, Washington’s Headquarters, and the Memorial Arch. We will hear unique stories, legends, and learn about the struggle to survive Washington’s winter encampment march-in.
370944 on 5/6 leaving 7:00 am and returning 7:00 pm
370945 on 5/7 leaving 7:00 am and returning 7:00 pm

Tour the Fort McHenry National Park on the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore (May 15, $40)
This is an incredible opportunity to visit historic Fort McHenry, which inspired Francis Scott Key to write our National Anthem. We will see a film with narration by a National Park Ranger, then tour the Fort and enjoy lunch on your own, and sightseeing at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
370947 on 5/15 leaving 8:15 am and returning 3:30 pm

NEW! Guided Safari Tour at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park in Halifax, PA (May 22, $55)
Enjoy the sights and sounds of herds of exotic, wild animals in their own, wide-open habitat. Over 150 acres of rolling hills for them to roam. We will take a guided, interactive safari tour, then have time to wander the 50 acres of zoo type area, or get real friendly in the petting zoo. The reptile house features a 40-minute show, which will surprise and delight. For more information and to see a full list of animals visit
370948 on 5/22 leaving 7:15 am and returning 6:30 pm

Annual Sailing Trip on the Chesapeake Bay (May 29, $76)
We will sail out of Annapolis and enjoy a 4-hour sail on a 76-foot sailboat manned by a professional captain and crew. We will enjoy a picnic lunch onboard too!
370950 on May 29 leaving 8:15 am and returning 3:30 pm
370951 on May 29 leaving 12:30 pm and returning 7:30 pm