Fall/Winter Recreation Programs 2019/2020
Health & Wellness
Barilla Healthy Pasta Cooking Demo
Thursday, Oct. 10
11:30 am-1:30 pm (Activity #6540)
Eating pasta can be healthy! Join Deb Lehr, RN, and Cindy Missling, from the Meritus Community Health team, as they present a healthy cooking demo at The Greens at Hamilton Run golf course clubhouse (2 S. Cleveland Ave.). Participate to receive recipe ideas and tasty samples. Free.
Thursday, 1-3 pm
- Dec. 5 (activity #6604)
Workshop helps participants understand the importance of balanced nutrition, increase awareness of malnutrition risk in adults with chronic health issues, and help create an action plan to improve nutritional health. Provided by Meritus Community Health at the Fit Room. Free.
Thursday, 9-11:30 am
- Oct. 10 (activity #6395)
Learn about high blood pressure, how to manage it with diet and nutrition. Enhance awareness of salt/ sodium intake, how to read food labels, and learn about anti-hypertensive medication options. Provided by Meritus Community Health at the Fit Room at Fairgrounds Park. Free.
Thursdays, 9- 11:30 a.m.
- Oct. 17- Nov. 21 (Activity #6391)
Learn how to manage chronic illness with this evidence-based, self-management workshop. Topics include: getting a good night’s sleep, eating healthy, preventing falls, relaxation, and managing pain & fatigue. Provided by Meritus Community Health at the Fit Room at Fairgrounds Park (532 N. Cannon Ave.). Free.
Mondays, 10:30 – 11:30 am
- Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16 (activity #6602)
This four-part series will help you learn techniques to reduce stress, take control, and practice relaxation and stress reducing strategies. Meets once weekly for 4 weeks. First session lasts one hour and a half, then one hour for each following session. Led by Marie Hawse of Hagerstown Hypnosis Center. $220.
Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 am, first date meets until Noon
- Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19 & Mar. 11 (activity #6601)
This five- part series will help you embrace and enjoy positive change as a catalyst for new experiences. Learn mental techniques to handle urges, visualize your success, and incorporate joy into your positive lifestyle adjustments. Meets once weekly for 4 weeks, followed by final session 3 weeks later. First session lasts 2 hours, then one hour + for each following session. Led by Marie Hawse of Hagerstown Hypnosis Center. $275.
Thurs. Jan. 30, 7 pm (activity #6628)
Free introductory webinar - you'll learn why your body craves sugar and how to kick your cravings for better energy, less brain fog and less belly! It's easier than you think. FREE!
21-Day Sugar Detox
Prep week starts: Feb. 15
Feb. 24- Mar. 15 (activity #6627)
Ready to end your love affair with sugar? This 21-day, web-based program gives you the tools and support you need to kick that toxic relationship to the curb! Led by nutritionist, Cheryle McKee, this program includes meal plans, recipes, strategies, coaching webinars and group chat opportunities to successfully break up with sugar the day after Valentine’s Day. Register by Feb. 13. $50.
Saturdays, 10:45 am - noon
September 14 - November 16
Mondays, 4:00 - 5:15 pm
September 16 - November 18
Enjoy families learning together through well-designed, play-based outdoor activities with a certified Tinkergarten Leader at City Park. Ages 18 months-8 years. Maximum 12 children per class. Parent/guardian must stay with child. $140/8-weeks. Register online! www.tinkergarten.com
Thursdays, 5:00 - 6:00 pm
October 3 - October 24 (Activity #6633)
Adult short game clinic comprised of four sessions of gold instruction by AB Golf School at The Greens at Hamilton Run. Each week will cover one of these areas: hazards, chipping, putting and pitches to the green. Clubs not provided, rentals are available. $45/person.
Saturdays, October 12 - November 16 (Activity #6624)
9:00 - 10:00 am (ages 6-14)
10:00 - 11:00 am (ages 15+)
This skateboarding program will provide beginner and/or intermediate instruction including assembling a skateboard, skateboard maintenance, and beginner or/intermediate tricks. Each class time will include instructional time and practice time. Students must provide your own skateboard and helmet. Our students are required to wear a helmet and encouraged to wear other safety gear such as elbow/knee pads and wrist guards. Max 5 participants per session. Location: Covenant Life Church, Dual Highway. $80; $15/drop-in.
Geocaching in the Parks - Saturdays and Sundays - 2:00 - 3:30 pm
|October 27||Mills Park (Activity #6551)|
|November 9||Pangborn Park (Activity #6552)|
|December 15||Staley Park (Activity #6553)|
|January 4||Fit Room @ Fairgrounds Park (Activity #6554)|
|February 16||Fit Room @ Fairgrounds Park (Activity #6555)|
|March 7||Fit Room @ Fairgrounds Park (Activity #6556)|
Explore the parks hidden treasures by GeoCache. Interact with your surroundings usinga GPS-enabled mobile device. Learn how to earn a free GeoCoin! Free.
Saturday, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
November 2 (Activity #6603)
Tri-State Astronomers share their passion with a guided tour of the night sky! Enjoy looking at craters on the moon, planets, star clusters, and more. Learn how to use a telescope. All ages. FREE!
(Rain date: Saturday, March 28, 7:30-8:30 pm)
Saturdays, 10:00 - 11:30 am
Citrus & Cookie Ornaments & Decor
November 16 (Activity #6625)
Paper & Tin Ornaments & Decor
November 23 (Activity #6626)
Begin your holiday by visiting the Hager House as we prepare for our German Christmas tours. Create your own hand-crafted colonial-style ornaments and learn how colonists decorated their homes for the holiday. In each activity, create three kinds of ornaments to take home for the holidays. Tour included. Ages 6+. $10.
Saturday, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
November 16 (Activity #6573)
Meet your favorite princesses and dance around to fairy tale soundtracks. Indulge in some chilly snacks, create your own snowflake and get your face painted! $10/includes child and one adult.
Sunday, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
December 1 (Activity #6572)
Get your picture taken with Santa, munch on cookies and sip delightful hot cocoa. Write an early letter to send to the North Pole and take home reindeer food to put out on Christmas Eve! Location: The Greens at Hamilton Run Golf Course. $10/includes child and one adult.
Saturday, 10:00 am - Noon
December 14 (Activity #6629)
Help to provide holiday hams to families with limited resources in the Wheaton Park area/Jonathan Street neighborhood. Register to donate before December 13. Also, volunteer to help with kids activities. Location: Bethel Gardens Community Center, 356 Henry Avenue.
Sundays, 12:30 - 1:30 pm
January 26 - February 9 (Activity #6589)
Three-class series. Intro to photography with college professor, entrepreneur, and media production professional, Rick Janssen, of R&E Creative. For all lovers of photography who aspire to hone skills and learn tricks of the trade. Bring your own camera. $75/3-class workshop.
Sunday, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
March 15 (Activity #6574)
Get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny! Check out the Bunny Patch, get your face painted and take home a sweet treat. Location: The Greens at Hamilton Run Golf Course. $10/includes child and one adult.
FitnessSeries & One-Day Activities
Thursdsays, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- September 5 - October 10 (Activity #6504)
Ukemi Waza- taking the fall & open-handed forms
- December 5 - January 16 (Activity #6505)
Aiki Jo- incorporate the short staff, Jo movements
- March 5 - April 9 (Activity #6506)
Aiki Bokken- incorporate the wooden ken, Bokken movements
This Japanese form of self-defense and martial arts teaches mind-body connection and physical activity. "Aikido" translates as the path to harmonious energy movement. Co-ed, ages 13 years & up. Led by Vernon Medeiros. $35/ 6-weeks. $10/drop-in.
Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
- September 5 - October 10 (Activity #6495)
- October 17 - November 21 (Activity #6496)
- December 5 - January 16 (Activity #6497)
(skip date: December 24)
- January 23 - February 27 (Activity #6498)
- March 5 - April 9 (Activity #6499)
This program consists of mental (conflict resolution) and physical practices (self-defense skills) to gain experience in order to make goof decisions when being confronted by an aggressor. The program is a good method of exercise for healthy mind and body. Co-ed classes, ages 13 years & up. Led by Vernon Medeiros. $35/ 6-weeks. $10, drop-in.
10 student max per class. Click activity number to enroll online & reserve your space. For help with enrollment, call Parks & Rec office: (301)739-8577 x 170. LEVEL 2 classes are for students who have taken 3 classes or more or have instructor permission.
Drop-in, $15/class. $12/class for Hub City 100 Milers, or students who have attended at least 10 AntiGravity classes.
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Saturdays, 11:45 am - 12:45 p.m.
- October 5, 12, 19 (Activity #6607)
- November 9, 23 (Activity #6608)
- December 7, 14 (Activity #6608)
- January 25 - February 29 (Activity #6610)
- March 21 - April 25 (Activity #6611)
Free Demo Class:
- Saturday, September 28, 11:00 am - noon (Activity #6575) FREE!
Experience a unique fusion of boxing, cardio, HIIT, hip-hop, world dance and body weight training. Led by Samantha Daugherty. Ages 16+. Series: $20/2-weeks; $30/3-weeks; $60/6-weeks; $10/drop-in.
Mondays, 7:15 - 8:30 p.m.
- September 9 - October 7 (Activity #6488)
- October 28 - December 16 (Activity #6489)
- January 20 - March 9 (Activity #6490)
Belly Dancing is a great way to have fun, meet new people, and discover new muscles! This class will teach dance posture, isolations, shimmies, and traveling steps all combined into a short choreography. Belly dance improves flexibility and is gentle on the knees and ankles, making it appropriate for individuals of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels. No previous dance experience is necessary; for ages 16 years and up. Ages 8 years and older may attend with a supervising adult age 21 years or over. Led by Aleesa Banzhoff. Series 5-week/$50; 8-week/$80; drop-in/$15.
Second Sunday of Each Month, 10:00 - 11:00 am
- October 13 (Activity #6576)
- November 10 (Activity #6577)
- December 8 (Activity #6578)
- January 12 (Activity #6579)
- February 9 (Activity #6580)
- March 8 (Activity #6581)
Soulful Sunday with hip hop flavor- low impact cardio to jump start your Sunday morning. Get your body moving with Chanda Thompson. Drop-in, $5/class.
Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
- September 10 - October 8 (Activity #6487)
- October 29 - December 17 (Activity #6492)
- January 21 - March 10 (Activity #6493)
Get ready to "Shake Your Beauty!" Qetesh is a certified Sharqui instructor and will lead you through a belly dance based fitness routine that will get your body moving and your heart pumping. No previous dance experience is necessary! You do not need to bare your stomach. Hip scarves will be available for class use. 5-weeks/$40; 8-weeks/$60; drop-in/$10.
Sundays, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
- October 13 (Activity #6590)
- October 27 (Activity #6591)
- November 10 (Activity #6592)
- November 24 (Activity #6593)
- December 8 (Activity #6594)
- January 12 (Activity #6595)
- January 26 (Activity #6596)
- February 9 (Activity #6597)
- February 23 (Activity #6598)
- March 8 (Activity #6599)
- March 29 (Activity #6600)
Square Dance fun at the Fit Room at Fairgrounds Park for dance lovers of all ages, experience, and ability levels. Bring a date or come solo, experienced square dance providers provided. Ages 9+. $5/per person.
Mondays & Saturdays, 9- 10 am
- September 2 - October 12 (Activity #6481)
- October 14 - November 23 (Activity #6500)
- December 2 - January 4 (Activity #6501)
- January 6 - February 15 (Activity #6502)
- February 17 - March 28 (Activity #6503)
Improve balance and movement through this intro to Tai Chi principles and postures. Relieve tension and reconnect through low-impact mind-and-body exercise series. Led by Vernon Medieros. 6-week series: $35/once weekly; $45/twice weekly; drop-in, $10/class.
Tuesdays, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
- September 17 - November 12 (Activity #6582)
- November 19 - January 28 (Activity #6583)
- February 4 - March 24 (Activity #6584)
Saturdays, 10:00 - 11:00 am
- October 5 - November 23 (Activity #6585)
- November 30 - January 18 (Activity #6586)
- January 25 - March 14 (Activity #6587)
Legendary instructor, Chanda T., leads an hour of the fun, cardio, dancing workout ZUMBA! Move your body to the sounds of electric music with a Latino flare, featuring core rhythms like merengue, salsa, la cumbia, and reggaeton. $45/9-weeks, $5/drop-in.