Fitness Now View All Posts

Photo of Elizabeth Ortega-Lohmeyer

About Fitness Now

Elizabeth Ortega-Lohmeyer is a Multimedia Bilingual Specialist with Montgomery County Recreation. She has lived in the County for 26 years and has been in the fields of media, public relations and marketing for most of that time. She began working in radio as a DJ when she was 15 years... Read more

Discover Other Local Blogs

We have a great number of amazing blog posts contributed by our local bloggers. Discover what is happening in your neighborhood by reading their latest posts.

Montgomery County Recreation Highlights for December

Montgomery County Recreation
RecCalendar – December 2017
Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year 2018.

December 1: Adult Basketball Leagues Winter 2018
Registration is on the way for Men’s, Men’s 3 on 3, Women’s Drop-In, and 60+. Each regular league will play a 6-game season plus playoffs. The 2018 season begins January 14 and ends in late March. The regular leagues are scheduled for Sunday and Wednesday evenings, and game times are rotated between 6 and 9 p.m. Please contact Pat Sullivan at or at 240-777-6893. Register online at The deadline is December 18 by 4 p.m. Registration will not be accepted without payment. We offer payment plans.

December 2: Bauer Drive Holiday Craft Show
Bauer Community Recreation Center
14625 Bauer Drive, Rockville, MD 20853
10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Local and regional artists exhibit original creations of fine art, photography, fabric arts, jewelry, candles, holiday decorations, wood work and many more. Admission and parking is free/gratis.

December 3: Breakfast with Santa
Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac Community Center
13850 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD 20850
9 – 11:30 a.m. $5 per person-includes a photo with Santa, a small gift, breakfast and a craft. Register online at under activity #42525.

December 3: Dive with Scuba Santa
Olney Swim Center
16605 Georgia Ave., Olney, MD 20832
Noon – 4 p.m. We welcome all ages. 10+ may use provided scuba equipment after receiving instruction. Those 9 and younger can hold their breath and swim down for a quick action shot with Santa. Or, Santa will go to the concrete steps leading into the pool’s shallow end and they can visit above the surface. Bring a non-perishable food or a donation of $5 or more. All contributions benefit MUM Captain Joseph A. Mattingly Jr. food pantry. Co- sponsored by the Olney Scuba Adventure Dive Club.

December 8: Holiday Night Out and Concert
Long Branch Community Recreation Center
8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20901
6 – 10 p.m. Join us for a night of music and holiday cheer. Get your picture taken with Santa for only $10 per person. This event is free/gratis.

December 9: Winter Wonderland
Mid County Community Recreation Center
2004 Queensguard Road, Silver Spring, MD 20906
Noon – 3 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of holiday games, puppet show and fun. Register in person at the center or online at under activity #35783. You can donate toys, canned food or gently worn clothes. All ages are welcomed. Free/Gratis.

December 13: Santa’s Workshop
Damascus Community Recreation Center
2550 Oak Drive, Damascus, MD 20872
6:30 – 9 p.m. Hot chocolate, cookies, crafts and much more. Free/Gratis.

December 14: Holiday Party
Damascus Senior Center
9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872
1 – 3 p.m. Join us to celebrate the holiday season and the New Year. We will have light refreshments and a toast to the New Year. Free/Gratis.

December 14: Multicultural Holiday Extravaganza
North Potomac Senior Center
13860 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD 20850
1 – 3 p.m. Share holiday traditions, stories, dances and dishes from your native land. We are a melting pot and we reflect it in showcasing what makes us culturally unique during this festive time of the year.

December 15: Potomac After Hours – Winter Party
Potomac Community Recreation Center
11315 Falls Road, Potomac, MD 20854
9:15 – 11 p.m. A special program for 6th-8th graders. Join other middle schoolers for active and creative games and fun. Cost $5. Party featuring DJ Eli. Register online at under activity #43773.

December 16: Winter Holiday Breakfast
East County Community Recreation Center
3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring, MD 20904
9 – 11 a.m. Join us for our Holiday Breakfast. Enjoy a hot breakfast with Santa and Friends along with face painting and more Holiday fun. Take a picture with Santa. Cost is $4 for 11years old and under, $6 for 12years old and up. Register online at under activity #39107.

December 15: Winter Wonderland on Ice
Plum Gar Community Recreation Center
19561 Scenery Drive, Germantown, MD 20874
5 – 9 p.m. Fun filled evening of holiday entertaining. Experience the adventures of Skating on Ice without Jack Frost nipping at your nose. Enjoy karaoke, baking fun, and light refreshments. Register at the center in person or online at under activity #43968. Free/Gratis.

December 16: Holiday Fair & Puppet Show
Gwendolyn Coffield Community Recreation Center
2450 Lyttonsville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Fun filled family festivity featuring “Santa’s Workshop” presented by Blue Sky Puppet Theater. All ages are welcome to enjoy continental breakfast, sugar cookie decorating, cake walk, interactive games, holiday music and more. Register online at under activity #43730. Free/Gratis.

December 18: Encore Chorale Holiday Concert
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
1 – 3 p.m. Join the center’s Encore Chorale lead by Jeanne Kelly, Founder and Director, as they perform holiday music to capture the season. Free/Gratis.

December 19: Jingle Bells That Rock
North Potomac Senior Center
13860 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD 20850
1:30 – 3 p.m. Join your neighbors in singing your favorite holiday tunes! Led by our very own N.P.A.S.S. (North Potomac Amazing Senior Singers). Guaranteed good time by all. Free/Gratis.

December 21: Holiday Caroling and Concert
White Oak Senior Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904
1 – 2 p.m. Enjoy eggnog and hot cider while singing holiday tunes. Special guest performance. Free/Gratis.

December 22: Holiday Party with DJ Tyzer
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
Noon – 2 p.m. Join us for the Annual Holiday Party. Our nutrition Program will provide lunch followed by moving and shaking on our dance floor to music by DJ Tyzer. Pre-registration is required. Free/Gratis.

December 30: New Year’s Party Dance
Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906
6 – 10 p.m. Ring in the New Year a night early. For ages 15 and up with disabilities. We are celebrating with party hats, streamers and plenty of dancing. All dancers pay $10, pre-registration is encouraged. Register online at under activity #40295.

Club Rec register online at 


December: Club Friday
7 – 9 p.m.
Club Friday is a membership program filled with fun activities such as games, sports, movies, dancing, arts and crafts, theme nights, raffles and special activities that every child will enjoy. Come out and join in the fun! Meets on selected Friday nights October through May. Health and Rules/Regulation form required by the first day of Club Friday. Cost of membership is $52 ($88 at Potomac.) Times are 7-9 pm unless otherwise is stated in the chart below. Register online at under the activity # shown in the chart below:

Montgomery County Recreation
Administrative Office
4010 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902
240-777-6840 FAX 240-777-6818


Like this post? Sign up for our Daily Update here.
Elizabeth Ortega-Lohmeyer

About Elizabeth Ortega-Lohmeyer

Multimedia Bilingual Rec Specialist at Montgomery County Recreation, loves videos, flowers and dogs. Winner of the “Poder Con Ganas” award from the Hispanic Democratic Club of Montgomery County .


| Comments are closed.

Engage us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter