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Takoma Park

Winter 2015

Classes Programs Services and more

RECREATION
DEPARTMENT

REGISTRATION
OPENS MONDAY
DECEMBER 15
AT 8:30 A.M.
www.takomaparkmd.gov

Whats Inside

2015
Holiday
Closure
Calendar
New Years Eve
December 31, 2014 at 6 p.m.
New Years Day
January 1
Martin Luther King Day
January 18 & 19
Presidents Day
February 15 & 16

About the Cover


Get around town on Capital
Bikeshare. For more information
visit capitalbikeshare.com

City Facilities
Community Center................................................................................ 3
Book an Event...................................................................................... 4
Recreation Center................................................................................. 5
Parks................................................................................................... 6

City Services
City Council.......................................................................................... 7
City Manager........................................................................................ 7
Finance Department.............................................................................. 8
Housing and Community Development................................................... 9
Human Resources................................................................................. 8
Library............................................................................................... 12
Lifelong Takoma................................................................................. 11
Police................................................................................................... 8
Public Works...................................................................................... 10
Public Infrastructure............................................................................ 11
Recreation Department.................................................................. 17-36
Tots.............................................................................................. 19
Youth............................................................................................ 21
Teens............................................................................................ 25
Adults........................................................................................... 28
55+.............................................................................................. 32
Pets.............................................................................................. 35
Registration Instructions................................................................. 37
Special Events............................................................................... 36
Registration Form.......................................................................... 38
We Are Takoma............................................................................. 14-16

ADA
The City of Takoma Park is committed to ensuring that
individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public
meetings and programs. For auxiliary aids or services at a
City of Takoma Park event, contact Deputy City Manager
Suzanne Ludlow at 301-891-7229 (SuzanneL@
takomaparkmd.gov) or Maryland Relay Service at
800-735-2258 TTY/Voice. Two weeks advance
notice is requested.

The City of Takoma Park has a new alert system. Takoma Park Alert will deliver important emergency alerts, notifications and updates
to you by whichever methods you choose. The Takoma Park Alert system replaces the TP Alerts system. We encourage all residents to
sign up. Learn more at www.takomaparkmd.gov/alert

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www.takomaparkmd.gov

301-891-7100

City Facilities

Takoma Park Community Center


7500 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
301-891-7100

Art Studio
The art room, kiln, and easels are
available to students enrolled in classes
Not available for rentals
Auditorium
154 fixed chairs
Room for six wheelchairs
Row of seven fixed chairs can be removed
Food and beverage not permitted
Computer Center
Two rooms, 25 workstations equipped
with ports for flash drives and
headphones, and work space for laptop
users
Internet, word processing, graphics
software and more
Color printer
Low conversation, working in pairs,
cell phone use allowed in Room A
Absolute quiet in Room B
Valid Takoma Park Library card or
purchased guest pass required for
computer use of up to two hours per day

FREE
WI-FI!

Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Saturday
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Friday
8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Sunday
12 - 5 p.m.

Four additional stations with 20 minute


limits available in library, additional four
available in Senior Room for those 55+
Monday - Friday 12 - 8 p.m.
Saturday
12 - 6 p.m.
Sunday
12 - 5 p.m.
Dance Studio
Large studio with mirrors and wood floor
No street shoes on dance floor
Game Room
Hours vary by age and time of year
Ping pong, pool and foosball tables
Basketball and arcade-style games
Youth & Teen (6 - 17 yrs) Hours:
Monday - Friday 2:30 - 5 p.m.
Saturday
12 - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday
12 - 5 p.m.
Young Adult (18 - 24 yrs) Hours:
Monday - Friday 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Active Adult (55+) Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Saturday
10 a.m - 12 p.m.
Library
Cards are free for City residents and
those who work or go to school in
Takoma Park.
Sunday
12 - 5 p.m.
Monday 12 - 9 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

12 - 9 p.m.
10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
12 - 6 p.m.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Multimedia Lab
Our educational studio features state-of-the-art video and recording equipment
and instructional courses designed to
accommodate aspiring audio/video engineers
and intermediate level students who want to
hone their skills. Lab is for class use only.
Notary Public
Free Notary Public service is available for
City residents by appointment only.
Passport Service
Passport service is available at the Takoma
Park Community Center. No appointment
necessary. Please call Sofia Visurraga,
Customer Service Representative, at
301-891-7204 for information.
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Se puede aplicar por su pasaporte
americano aqu. No necesita hacer una
cita para presentar aplicacin. Por favor
llame al 301-891-7204 para obtener
informacin para aplicar por su pasaporte
americano.
Lunes a jueves de 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Senior Room (55+ yrs)
Comfortable funishings and relaxed
atmosphere to socialize or read
Four computers and printer available
Bingo, health screenings, workshops,
and more
Monday - Friday 12 - 8 p.m.
Saturday
12 - 6 p.m.
Teen Lounge (13 - 17 yrs)
Newly renovated
Hours vary by time of year
X-box, large screen TVs
Area for socializing
Daily activities

301-891-7100

www.takomaparkmd.gov

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City Facilities

Book your next


event with us!

12 & Under Parties


Bridal Showers
Baby Showers
Community Meetings*

Visit the Recreation Department


7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Go online: Reserve a room or park shelter with a credit card from
our website at apm.activecommunities.com/takomaparkrecreation.
See Page 37, Registration and Policies for instructions for online
registration. *Rentals within 10 business days must be requested in
person.
Policies
Please visit us online at takomaparkmd.gov/recreation/parks-and-athletic-fields and click on Administrative Regulation No. 2011-1 (PDF)
for regulations governing public use, facilities rentals and general
responsibilities of the user.
Rental Hours
Takoma Park Community Center
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday
10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Heffner Park Community Center
Monday - Saturday
9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
*Rental spaces in the Community and Recreation Centers are for
community meetings. Business meetings are charged at the
commercial rate.

Small meeting rooms

Large meeting rooms

Rose Room
Capacity
10 with tables

15 without tables

Azalea Room
Capacity
45 with tables

50 without tables

Lilac Room
Capacity
20 with tables

25 without tables

Heffner Park Community Center**


42 Oswego Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

Hydrangea Room
Capacity
25 with table
Fees
T.P. resident
Non-resident
Commercial

$15/hour
$40/hour
$60/hour

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Capacity
40 with tables

45 without tables
Fees
T.P. resident
$25/hour
Non-resident
$50/hour
Commercial
$70/hour

** $50 refundable deposit required for


Heffner Park Community Center.

www.takomaparkmd.gov

Auditorium
capacity: 154

The Auditorium is LEED-CI Silver


Certified and has 154 fixed seats
with two aisles and room for six
wheel chairs. The floating wood
stage is approximately 18 inches off
the floor, 30 feet wide and 19 feet
deep at the center.
This environmentally friendly space
has a state of the art lighting
system with colored LED washes,
sound system with two wireless
microphones and connections for
up to 10 wired microphones. The
presentation system has a 6 x 11
projection screen in the center of
the stage and two small screens on
either side of stage.
Extra fees apply for staffing
outside of normal hours of
operation, specialized AV services,
extraordinary maintenance
demands, or required security.
Insurance is required.
For more information about
renting the Auditorium contact
Sara Daines 301-891-7224 or
e-mail SaraD@takomaparkmd.
gov.
301-891-7100

City Facilities

Takoma Park Recreation Center


7315 New Hampshire Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20912
301-891-7289

Hours of Operation
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Tuesday & Thursday
Saturday

Sunday

2:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.


12 p.m. - 9 p.m.
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed

The Recreation Center is a hidden gem. Once inside youll discover a basketball gym, fitness room, community programs, and
fantastic staff. Please stop by and see for yourself!

Time to get in shape!

Adult Open Gym (18+ yrs)

The Takoma Park Recreation Center


has a great fitness room featuring:

Wednesdays 8:15 - 9 p.m.


Membership required

Meeting Room BACK (capacity 40)


General
$15 per hour
Commercial $60 per hour
After hours additional fee(s)*

For more information


on these programs look
through this guide

Meeting Room FRONT (capacity 30)


General
$15 per hour
Commercial $60 per hour
After hours additional fee(s)*

Dumbbells (5-45 lbs.)


Leg curl
Leg extension
Ellipticals
Stationary bikes
Treadmills
Lat pulldown
Chest press

Membership Fees
Recreation Center General
(1 year; does not include fitness room)
Adult (18+ yrs) $35
Teen (13 - 17 yrs) $10
Youth (5 - 12 yrs) $5
Fitness Room
(open same hours as building*)
Adult (6 months) $65
Adult (1 year) $100
Senior (55+) Free

Suto Dance
Ladies Boot Camp
Jazzercise
Soca Motion
Karate Self-Defense Club
Pilates
Multiple Youth Classes
and much more

Hourly Rental
Information

Call 301-891-7289
for availability
* $50 security deposit required.

Co-sponsored by the Montgomery


County Department of Recreation.
All program days and times are
subject to change.

Gym* (capacity 294)


General
$30/hour
Commercial $70/hour
After hours additional fee

* Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 - 2 p.m. are reserved


for senior use only.

301-891-7100

www.takomaparkmd.gov

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City Facilities

Know your parks!

Belle Ziegler Park

Forest Park

Spring Park

Belle Ziegler Park

Forest Park

Lee Jordan Field

(Takoma Avenue & Albany Avenue)


7350 Takoma Avenue

(Prince Georges Avenue & Elm Avenue)


598 Elm Avenue

(Behind Takoma Park Middle School)

Pavilion with 4 picnic tables


Playground equipment
Multiuse sports field
Half basketball court
Water fountain
Port-a-john
No grill
On street parking only

Pavilion with 2 picnic tables


Playground equipment
2 half basketball courts
T-ball backstop
Water fountain
On street parking only

Football field with soccer fields overlay


4 baseball/softball diamonds
Walking track ( mile)
Port-a-john

Heffner Park*

Ed Wilhelm Field

(Behind Heffner Park Community Center)


42 Oswego Avenue

(Poplar Avenue & Elm Avenue)


6999 Poplar Avenue

(Behind Piney Branch Elementary School)


2 Darwin Avenue
Football field with softball field overlay
Located in Takoma-Piney Branch Local Park
Takoma-Piney Branch shelter is rented through
M-NCPPC Parks at 301-495-2525.

Playground equipment
Half basketball court
Pavilion and BBQ grill
Water fountain
*Not individually permitted. Incorporated in the
rental of the community center only. See Page 4,
Large Meeting Rooms, for rental hours and rates.

Parks and permits

Event permits

It is highly recommended to secure


permits for various events and activities
held in public parks throughout the
City. Permits only guarantee space and
time of a location. Please contact the
Recreation Department at 301-8917290 before conducting business on
park property.

Frequently asked questions for special


events in parks:

Park usage fees


Shelter
$85 per day
T.P. resident
$105 per day
Non-resident/
Commercial
Field (in person reservations only)
$20 per hr.
T.P. resident
$35 per hr.
Non-resident/
Commercial

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Q: Do I need to apply for a park permit


for my event?
A: In order to secure a space and
time of a public park, it is highly
recommended to have a permit.
See page 4, Policies.
Q: Are moonbounces permitted?
A: No, moonbounces are not permitted
on public City property.
Q: What do I do in the event of
inclement weather?
A: Permits are honored rain or shine,
with no refunds/reschedules.

7611 Piney Branch Road

Spring Park

Playground equipment
T-ball field
Water fountain
Pavilion with 4 picnic tables
Port-a-john
Running spring
Basketball court
BBQ grill
On street parking only
Q: How do I rent a park pavilion
and/or field?
A: See How to rent a space on
page 4 to rent a pavilion. Field
reservations are in-person only.
Q: Can I have a yard sale?
A: Sales of merchandise is prohibited
on all City property outside of
scheduled City events.
Q: Can I serve alcohol?
A: The sale or consumption of alcoholic
beverages is not permitted in any
facility/park/shelter. See page 4,
Policies.

Rental hours

Daily from 9 a.m. to dusk

www.takomaparkmd.gov

301-891-7100

City Services
City Council Meetings
The Takoma Park City Council meets
in the Community Center located at
7500 Maple Avenue. Meetings are held
every Monday unless the City Council
is on recess or a Monday falls on a
holiday; meetings then move to the next
available calendar day.
The Takoma Park City Council
generally takes a recess in August
and December. City Council meetings
are open to the public unless noted
otherwise.

City Council
All legislative powers of the City are vested in a body designated as the Council of the
City of Takoma Park, consisting of seven members. Six of these members are elected
by ward and are called Councilmembers, and one is elected at large and is called the
Mayor. The regular term of the Councilmembers and the Mayor is two years or until their
successors have been elected and duly sworn. Newly elected Councilmembers and the
Mayor take office on the second Monday following their election. Regular elections are
held in November of odd-numbered years.
Mayor: Bruce Williams
240-676-6234
BruceW@takomaparkmd.gov
Office hours are Tuesdays 2 - 7 p.m.
cell: 301-891-7230

Ward 3: Kate Stewart


240-338-9333
KateS@takomaparkmd.gov
Ward 4: Terry J. Seamens
301-565-0190
TerryS@takomaparkmd.gov

Ward 1: Seth Grimes


301-873-8225
SethG@takomaparkmd.gov

Ward 5: Jarrett Smith


301-960-7462
JarrettS@takomaparkmd.gov

Ward 2: Tim Male


240-274-0341
TimM@takomaparkmd.gov

Ward 6: Fred Schultz


301-434-7090
FredS@takomaparkmd.gov

City Manager
301-891-7230
PeggyeW@takomaparkmd.gov

301-891-7100

Open Meetings
All meetings of the City Council and
Council-appointed boards, committees,
commissions, and task forces are open
to the public unless noted otherwise.
All are subject to the Maryland Open
Meetings Act.
Notice of meetings is provided on the
City Calendar and on the City Council
rolling agenda.

Opportunities to Serve
Takoma Park residents have many
opportunities to be involved in their
government. Serving on a city board,
commission, committee or task force
is one way to be involved and provide a
service to the community. These groups
are advisory to the City Council and
members are appointed by the Council.
Some have specific roles related to
conducting hearings or carrying out
certain activities.
Most of the boards, commissions and
committees require the members be
residents of the city. Check the City
website for each to see membership
requirements and to find out the
specifics of each groups mandate.
Feel free to sit in on a meeting or two
before applying to see if it is a good fit
for your interests and skills. Meetings
are open to the public unless noted
otherwise. See online for the calendar
of scheduled meetings.

Day-to-day management of the Takoma


Park government is overseen by the City
Manager. The City Manager is appointed
by the City Council, implements the policies
passed by the City Council, and proposes
an annual budget to the City Council.
To make an appointment with City
Manager Brian Kenner or Deputy City
Manager Suzanne Ludlow, please contact
Executive Assistant Peggye Washington at
PeggyeW@takomaparkmd.gov or
301-891-7230.

City Council meetings are available to


watch on City TV Cable and are also
available to view online.

Brian Kenner

www.takomaparkmd.gov

To apply for appointment, submit an


application form along with a resume or
statement of qualifications to the City
Clerk (clerk@takomaparkmd.gov).

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City Services

Finance

301-891-7212
finance@takomaparkmd.gov
www.takomaparkmd.gov/finance

TUNE INTO CITY TV


301-891-7118
Takoma Park City TV is a
government access channel in
Montgomery County, Maryland,
operated by the City of Takoma Park.
Watch City TV online or on Comcast
and RCN channel 13 or on Verizon
channel 28.
www.takomaparkmd.gov/citytv
Also find us on ...

@TakomaParkTV

CITY TV ACADEMY
One Saturday a month,
10:15 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Video club for ages 12 - 17
January 24
Is your smart phone that smart?
Use it for some tricky photography
around Takoma Park.
February 21
Do you like films? Do you like
shorts? How about short shorts?
Come and create 5 and 10-second
films. Dont blink or youll miss the
credits.
March 28
Come ready to write, film and edit
some Station IDs.
Free, limit 10 participants.
Takoma Park Community Center
Multimedia Lab

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The Finance Office oversees the Citys


financial resources, processes payroll,
pays bills, collects certain fees, and
safeguards and invests City funds. The
Office prepares an annual report and
facilitates the annual audit of the Citys
financial management.
Payment of City Fees
Online Payment
Payments associated with a City-issued
invoices may be made online by Visa,
Mastercard and Discover. A convenience
fee of 2.9% or $1.50, whichever is greater,
will be charged. E-check transaction
users will have a $1.00 convenience fee
charged.

The following fees can be paid online:


Landlord registration and licensing
Parking fines
Recreation programs
Stormwater
For information on other permitting
fees, please contact the appropriate
department.
By Mail or In-Person Payment
Finance Department
City of Takoma Park
7500 Maple Avenue, 3rd Floor
Takoma Park, MD 20912
301-891-7212

Human Resources
301-891-7203
hr@takomaparkmd.gov
www.takomaparkmd.gov/hr
For an up to date listing of current vacancies and employment opportunities with the
City of Takoma Park, visit www.takomaparkmd.gov/hr

Police
911 (emergency)
301-270-1100 (non-emergency)
police@takomaparkmd.gov
www.takomaparkmd.gov/police
Whether online, in person, or by
phone, the police department
is here to serve the people of
Takoma Park. Open 24 hours
a day via the front parking lot
entrance. Text anonymous tips
to 847411 (message must begin
with TPPDTIP).

www.takomaparkmd.gov

301-891-7100

City Services

Housing & Community Development


301-891-7119
housing@takomaparkmd.gov
www.takomaparkmd.gov/hcd
The Housing and Community Development Department is responsible for a wide range
of housing, development, code enforcement, neighborhood revitalization, and cultural
programming. The following is a sampling of the services we provide:

Buildings, Bikes
and Businesses

Rental Housing

Permit Letters (required of all building,


sign and fencing permits, etc.)

Rent Stabilization Program


(Rent Control)

Food Truck Vendor Permits and


Reservations

Owner Occupied Group House


Registrations

Takoma Park Bike Maps

Rental Housing Licensing and Listings

The New Ave (www.thenewave.com)

Tenant Association Assistance

Financial Assistance

Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Support

Conflict Resolution Counseling

for income qualified residents:

Upcoming
Event

Emergency Financial Assistance


Exterior Home Repair Program

Property Maintenance
Property Maintenance Inspections
(exterior and grounds only)

Landlord Cer
tifi
Takoma Park C cation Seminar
ommunity Cen
ter Auditorium
Wednesday, Fe
bruary 18, 9 a.
m.

Rental Housing Inspections

Connect to the New Avenue

Since 2008, the City has made the New


Hampshire Avenue corridor a revitalization
priority. Focused improvements range from
that
color ful rocking chairs, to grant programs
and
es,
facad
their
ove
impr
rs
owne
help business
major infrastructure projects
like the Ethan Allen Gateway
Streetscape. A major change
underway is the Takoma/
Langley Crossroads Transit
Center. Its striking glass roof is
taking shape at the intersection
of New Hampshire Avenue and
University Boulevard.

Renovating Property
in the Historic District
Established in 1992, the Takoma
Park Historic District is the largest
historic district in Montgomery County
and includes several residential and
commercial neighborhoods including
Takoma Old Town and Takoma Junction.
A Historic Area Work Permit (HAWP)
is required prior to undertaking any
proposed changes to the exterior of
a structure or to the environmental
setting of the site in the historic
district. This includes moving,
demolishing or altering the exterior
of a house, building or other
structure. Applications are reviewed
by the Montgomery County Historic
Preservation Commission and must
be approved before a permit for the
work may be issued.
Changes to the exterior of any
commercial property in the Takoma
Park Historic District requires the
approval by the Citys Facade Advisory
Board (FAB) prior to review by the
Historic Preservation Commission.

Keep up to date on new


businesses, projects, programs,
ue at www.theNewAve.com.
Aven
e
and events on New Hampshir
s, restaurants,
The international array of shops, grocery store , bike, bus
walk
t
shor
a
just
Food Trucks in Takoma Park!
and services on the New Ave are
Park.
ride or drive from most residents in Takoma
In
front of the Community Center and in
the City lot
Discover the world in your own backyard!
next to the TPSS Co-op.
Vendor schedule: www.tkpkreservations
.com

301-891-7100

www.takomaparkmd.gov

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City Services

Public Works
301-891-7633
publicworks@takomaparkmd.gov
www.takomaparkmd.gov/publicworks
Services
Snow Season

The Citys Public Works staff will be


working hard this winter to clear snow
from City streets. You can help make
this effort work better by following these
suggestions:
During snow events, please park your
car in your driveway.
If you must park on the street, make
sure to pull your car in as close to the
curb as possible, and at least 25 feet
from an intersection.
Please keep your sidewalk free of snow
and debris.

Holiday Trash Schedule


January 1, Thursday, New Years Day
Trash and recycling collection will be
moved to Friday, January 2.
January 19, Monday, Martin Luther
Kings Birthday
Yardwaste collection is cancelled;
Monday food waste collection moves to
Tuesday.
February 16, Monday, Presidents Day
Yardwaste collection is cancelled;
Monday food waste collection moves to
Tuesday.

Energy Efficiency Coaching


Takoma Parks Sustainability Manager
is available to coach residents through
the process of reducing energy use and
saving money. The Sustainability Manager
can help you select energy auditors and

contractors, review audit reports and


recommendations, and help you navigate
rebate and incentive programs including
Pepcos Home Performance with Energy
Star program.

Electronics and Computer


Recycling Drop-Off
Bring your old or unwanted electronic
equipment and computer components to be
refurbished or recycled to the Public Works
facility.

Contact Gina Mathias at 301-891-7623 or


ginam@takomaparkmd.gov.

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Food Waste Collection


Expanded City-wide

Trash Carts and


Recycling Containers

The Citys curbside food waste collection


program is now available to all the
households within the City of Takoma
Park. Single family and multi-family
properties with City collection and
recycling pickup are eligible to participate
in the food waste collection program.
Please register at http://www.
takomaparkmd.gov/publicworks/foodwaste-collection.

Trash carts are available for sale.


Purchase 96 gallon trash carts for
$62.54 and 64 gallon for $55.12. Carts
have lids, wheels, and handles. Recycling
containers are free and available at the
Public Works Yard for pick up.

Large Item Pick Up

Heavy items, like appliances, mattresses


and furniture, are picked up by appointment
only. There is a $10 charge for the
collection of up to three items. Call to
schedule a pickup.

Upcoming Events
Safe Grow Law Implementation: The Citys law restricting
the use of certain pesticides on lawns goes into effect for all
property owners and residents as of January 1, 2015. The law
was originally passed in July, 2013, and has been implemented
in phases, affecting commercial applicators on March 1, 2014
and all property owners and tenants as of January 1, 2015.
Information about the law, the list of restricted pesticides,
and information about less toxic alternatives can be found at
www.takomaparkmd.gov/safegrow.

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H2O GreenFest, Montgomery Countys Sustainability


Summit: March 28, 2015 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. The County-wide
event will feature workshops on sustainability, water, energy
efficiency, and community involvement. There will be sustainable
vendors, food, environmental movie screenings, and field trips.
Family event, all ages welcome! Montgomery College, Takoma
Park Campus. Shuttle service will be provided from
the Takoma Park Metro Station. For more information visit
www.h2ogreenfest.org.

www.takomaparkmd.gov

301-891-7100

City Services

Public Infrastructure Initiatives


301-891-7633
pw@takomaparkmd.gov
www.takomaparkmd.gov/publicworks
Flower Avenue Green Street
The Flower Avenue Green Street project
will incorporate pedestrian safety, traffic
calming, and innovative stormwater
management, as well as improvements
to bus stops and lighting. Several
components of the project are scheduled
for completion in 2015; Washington Gas
will be replacing the gas mains in the
Summer/Fall of 2015, PEPCO will be
upgrading the existing streetlights by June,
2015 and the project design is expected
to be completed by the summer of 2015.
Construction is anticipated to begin in
2016.

completed by 2019. The FY15 effort will


be concentrated south of Elm Avenue and
east of Eastern Avenue.

http://floweravenue.takomaparkmd.gov/

Traffic Calming Installations


Design of an alternative intersection
configuration for Flower Avenue and Sligo
Creek Parkway is under development.
Proposals need approval by the Maryland
National Park and Planning Commission,
as they own the roadway in that area.
The goal of the project is to slow traffic
entering the neighborhood and treat
stormwater run-off from the pavement.

ADA Sidewalk Compliance Project


Since 2010, the City has embarked
on a program to replace and repair all
existing sidewalks to comply with federal
accessibility regulations. To date, over
15 miles of sidewalk on City streets
have been repaired at a cost of 2 million
dollars. The effort is expected to be

New Sidewalk Design


and Construction
The City received requests for new
sidewalks to be considered on the 1000
block of Elm Avenue and the 400 and
500 blocks of Lincoln Avenue. Once final
designs are developed, affected residents
will have an opportunity to vote whether
or not to support construction, with 50%
of resident support necessary to move
forward.

Lifelong Takoma

How to Request
a Sidewalk
The Takoma Park City Council has
established a process for new sidewalk
requests.
Residents request the initiation of
a sidewalk planning process via an
active and recognized neighborhood
association
Residents request that the City
perform a survey of the households in
the affected area and at least 50% of
the responders provide a yes vote.
Once a request is received by any of
the methods listed above, the City will
schedule a community meeting. All
households in the affected area will be
mailed a notice notifying them of the
meeting. The purpose of the meeting will
be to provide factual information about
the requirements for the size, location and
construction impacts of a sidewalk, and
inform residents of the Citys planning
process for new sidewalk requests.
After the meeting, the City will mail a
survey to the households in the affected
area. If at least 50% of the responses
received are positive, the project will
be assigned to an engineering firm for
development. The design development
process will be dependent on funding
and requests will be placed in a queue
based on the date the request was
received or survey was completed.

301-891-7232
kmaricheau@takomaparkmd.gov
www.takomaparkmd.gov/lifelongtakoma
Tuesdays - Thursdays 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Lifelong Takoma advocates for residents aged 55 and up,
as well as residents with disabilities of all ages. We connect
residents with contacts, resources, services and programs that
may be of assistance, and facilitate community collaborations.
The resources that are provided focus on each residents
individual needs as well as referring residents to Montgomery
County social service agencies and local nonprofits. Lifelong
Takoma works with multiple City departments including Police,
Recreation and Housing & Community Development.
Please contact us if you:
have feedback on what resources are most helpful.
are struggling with a challenge.
are interested in volunteering or need SSL credits.

301-891-7100

www.takomaparkmd.gov

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Library

Takoma Park Maryland Library


301-891-7259
www.takomapark.info/library
www.facebook.com/takomaparklibrary
Twitter @takoma
The Takoma Park Maryland Library is one
of only two municipal public libraries in
Maryland. With a Takoma Park Maryland
Library card, you can:
Borrow print books and magazines,
audiobooks and music CDs.
Access our extensive digital resources,
including college and career information,
language learning programs, test
preparation, and both e-books and
digital audiobooks.

Library Hours
Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.
Monday and Wednesday 12 - 9 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday 12 - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 - 5 p.m.

Computer Center Hours


Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday 12 - 8 p.m.
Saturday 12 - 6 p.m.

Use our public computers for up to two


hours each day with assistance from
on-site staff.
Free public WiFi is available in the Library
and Community Center.

Programs
The Library offers a wide variety of
programs for children and adults. To keep
up with the latest schedule of library
programs, please check our website,
where you also can find our five blogs:
News, Books, The Childrens Room,
Teen Book Buzz, and Comics. We also
post library news and program updates
on our Facebook page and Twitter feed.
Registration is encouraged or required for
some programs (as noted). To register
for programs, please go to www.
tinyurl.com/tplibraryevents or call us
at 301-891-7259.
Many library programs are underwritten
by the Friends of the Takoma Park
Maryland Library. The Friends offer two
reading groups and hold two to three
book sales annually, among other events.
More information about the Friends and
their activities can be found on their
website, www.ftpml.org, or their Facebook
page, www.facebook.com/FTPML. In
addition to support from the Friends, the
librarys partnership with Politics & Prose
Bookstore allows us to offer programs
featuring top-notch authors and illustrators
for children and adults.

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ALL PROGRAMS ARE IN THE LIBRARY

UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

Weekly Library Programs

Circle Time: every Tuesday, 10 a.m. or 11


a.m. Our Circle Time is a beloved
local tradition, a 30-minute program of song
s, finger plays, rhymes, movement
exercises and a story all designed to teach
early literacy concepts in a fun way.
The program is geared for infants through
preschoolers and their grown-ups.
Spanish Circle Time: every Thursday, 10:3
0 a.m. Join Seora Geiza for a
30-minute program highlighting basic Span
ish vocabular y through songs and
rhymes.
Scribblers Cabal: most Fridays at 4 p.m.
Kids are invited to draw with Library
Assistant Dave Burbank, our librar y staff artis
t. To keep updated about the
schedule, please register.
MOOC Discussions: Sunday afternoons.
MOOCs Massive Open Online
Courses offer a free way for older teens
and adults to keep up lifelong
learning. For information on how to register
for these free online classes, and for
specifics on the dates and times of our discu
ssions, please check our website
and Facebook page.

www.takomaparkmd.gov

301-891-7100

Library (cont.)
Monthly Library Programs
Lego Club
One Sunday a month, 1:30-3 p.m., for ages
5-12. Winter dates are: January 4, February
1, and April 5. Each program will have a
building theme, and then free play. All LEGO
is provided, courtesy of the Friends of the
Takoma Park Maryland Library. Registration
is required.
Sunday Crafts
January 11, February 8, March 15, and
April 19, 2-4 p.m. Make special crafts with
Childrens Librarian Kati Nolfi. All materials
are provided kids just bring their creativity.
Caldecott Club
Mondays, January 12, February 9, March 9
at 7 p.m.
Come join our popular family book club,
where we read books via the big screen
that are possible contenders for the
Caldecot t Medal, given annually by the
American Library Association to the bestillustrated book for kids ages birth-14.
Lemonade and cookies are served at each
program! Register for the program, or
check our website and Facebook page, for
information about specific dates.
Comics Jam
The second Tuesday of each month, 4
p.m. Join Dave Burbank, the librarys
graphic novel guru, in reading comics
together on the big screen. The
program concludes with Dave taking
drawing requests from the audience.
Bedtime Stories
The first Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m.
Childrens Librarian Kati Nolfi leads
our pre-bedtime program of songs
and stories, plus a craft. Perfect for
babies, toddlers, preschoolers and
their grown-ups.
Petites Chansons
One Saturday a month at 10:30
a.m., September through June.
Madame Marie teaches basic
French language concepts through
songs and rhymes. To learn specific
dates for Petites Chansons, please
register and we will keep you
updated.

301-891-7100

Special Events
Winter 2015
Friends Reading Groups
The Friends Big Book group will hold
a series of discussions in late winter
and early spring; the book will be
chosen in early 2015. In addition, the
Friends offer bi-monthly discussions of
shorter works as well. Next up My
Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante on
January 14.
Whats So Great About
Graphic Novels?
Monday, January 12, 7 p.m. Kids and
adults are invited to join graphic novel
guru Dave Burbank and childrens/teen
librarian Karen MacPherson for a look
at the history, impact and benefits of
graphic novels for kids and teens.
Bad Kitty Author Nick Bruel
Wednesday, January 21, 7:30 p.m.
Bruel presents the latest adventure of
his feisty feline.
Kids Author Gordon Korman
Wednesday, February 4, 7:30 p.m.
Korman will unveil his newest novel,
Masterminds.

Graphic Novelist George OConnor


Thursday, February 5, 7:30 p.m.
OConnor will present his newest
volume focused on Greek Gods, Ares:
Bringer of War.
Apps & Early Literacy
Monday, February 23, 7 p.m.
Childrens librarian Karen MacPherson
talks about what research shows
about apps and early literacy, and
offers a look at some of the best apps
for little ones.
Teen Tech @ Your Library
Sunday, March 8, 2 p.m. Tweens and
teens are invited to join Ms. Kati for a
hands-on program celebrating Teen
Tech Week.
Friends of the
Library Annual Meeting
Tuesday, March 24, 7:30 p.m.
A special guest speaker and
refreshments will be featured at this
popular event. All are invited.

Mock Caldecott 2015 Discussion


for

Adults

Adult fans of childrens literature are cordially


invited to join us on Saturday, Jan.
24, 1 - 4 p.m. for our first-ever Mock Cald
ecott discussion. Well be discussing
and voting on about 12-15 books that are
considered possibilities for the actual
2015 Caldecott Medal, which is given annu
ally by the American Library Association
to the best-illustrated childrens book of the
previous year.
The actual 2015 Caldecott Medal winner will
be announced on Feb. 2. In
preparation for our Mock Caldecott event,
weve created a reading list; all of the
books are in the librar ys collection. Participan
ts in the Jan. 24 program should
have read as many of the books as possible
so we can have a robust discussion.
Our Mock Caldecott program promises to
be lively and
fun, and its a great way to read and discu
ss some
of the best new illustrated kids books with
other
adult childrens book lovers!

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We Are Takoma

We are poets. We are painters. We are dancers. We are filmmakers.


We are musicians. We are parents. We are students.

Celebrating the Creative Spirit of Our Community


301-891-7266
arts@takomaparkmd.gov
www.takomaparkmd.gov/arts
All programs are at the Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium unless otherwise noted.

THURSDAYS IN
TAKOMA PARK
Storytelling
1st Thursday of the month
Come hear it on The Grapevine, our
new monthly series of old-fashioned
storytelling, sometimes humorous,
sometimes not, with absolutely no
claim on factual accuracy.
Film
2nd Thursday of the month
Screened in partnership with Docs In
Progress, events include screenings
of completed documentaries and
occasional opportunities in a
feedback session to help filmmakers
with documentaries-in-progress
Poetry
3rd Thursday of the month
The popular series, now in its 10th
year, features the work of a wide
range of poets from across the
region.

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The Grapevine Storytelling


Thursday, January 8, 7:30 p.m.
Celebrate the timeless art of the bards
with stories of all kinds. Truths, myths
and everything in between. Featuring Noa
Baum and Regi Carpenter with host Tim
Livengood. Suggested $10 donation.

Dichotomy Exhibit
January 8 to March 1, 2015
Featuring mixed media work by Shanthi
Chandrasekar, Elisabeth Hudgins and Nimi
Trehan as well as ceramics from Art for
the People participants. Galleries at the
Takoma Park Community Center.

For Kids: Tales of Magic


and Wonder
Saturday, January 10, 4 p.m.
Celebrated storytellers Noa Baum and
Candace Wolf share a feast of imagination
and delight with tales from around the
world. Ages 3+. Suggested $10 donation.

El Barrio tambien Canta


Wednesday, January 14, 7:30 p.m.
El Barrio tambien Canta features live
musical performances from across Latin
America incluing Bachata, Ranchera,
Baladas, Cumbia, and Regeaton. Free.

MONTHLY WORKSHOP
Photo Salon
January 26, February 23, March 23, 7-9 p.m.
A monthly salon for photographers to show
Professional, fine art and amateur photogra and critique work.
phers are all welcome.
Contact Rob Rudick, robrudick@yahoo.com
, 301-270-2323 for more
information.
Hydrangea Room. Free.

www.takomaparkmd.gov

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We Are Takoma (cont.)


3rd Thursday Poetry Series
Thursday, January 15, 7:30 p.m.

The Grapevine Storytelling


Thursday, February 5, 7:30 p.m.

Casona de Lata
Friday, February 27, 7:30 p.m.

Featuring readings by top poets from


across the region. Free.

Celebrate the timeless art of the bards with


stories of all kinds truths, myths and
everything in between. Featuring Judith
Black and Ellouise Schoettler with host
Jane Dorfman. Suggested $10 donation.

Casona de Lata features Spanish language


theatrical performances by actors from
across the Washington Metropolitan area.
Storytelling, one act plays, poetry and
more. Free.

Dr. Tseo and Chinatown


Thursday, January 22, 7:30 p.m.
These two films both feature Chinese
subjects. Dr. Tseo presents the
biographical story of Dr. Cheng Se Tseo,
from defeating an opium addiction to
serving in Chang Kai Sheks Nationalist
Army and later as a sailor in the American
Navy during World War II. Chinatown is
the story of residents in DCs Chinatown
struggling to maintain their heritage in
the midst of a changing neighborhood. A
conversation with filmmakers Simone Fary
and Yi Chen will follow the screening. Free.
Casona de Lata
Friday January 23, 7:30 p.m.
Casona de Lata features Spanish language
theatrical performances by actors from
across the Washington Metropolitan area.
Storytelling, one act plays, poetry and
more. Free.
For Kids: Mr. Gabe & the
Circle Time All Stars
Saturday, January 24, 4 p.m.
Mr. Gabe and the Circle Time All-Stars are
back for an interactive mix of traditional
childrens songs, family-friendly folk and
pop songs (e.g., La Bamba, Yellow
Submarine), and Mr. Gabe originals.
Acoustic guitar, electric bass, and violin,
as well as singing by all three members
of the group. Ages 0-6. Suggested $10
donation.

Archival Films
of Washington, DC
Thursday, February 12, 7:30 p.m.
C-SPANs Richard Hall presents a
selection of short films depicting
Washington, DC as it once was, including
the slice-of-life Dawn Strikes the Capitol
(9 mins., 1936), Washington in War
Time (9 mins., 1943) and clips from a
variety of silent films such as a trip on
the C&O Canal Down the Old Potomac
(1917), and Historic Scenes Along the
Mount Vernon Highway (1933). Free.
3rd Thursday Poetry Series
Thursday, February 19, 7:30 pm

The Grapevine Storytelling


Thursday, March 5, 7:30 p.m.

For Kids: Balloon Plays


Saturday, February 21, 11 a.m.

Celebrate the timeless art of the bards


with stories of all kindstruths, myths
and everything in between. Host Tim
Livengood, featuring Laura Simms, Bunjo
Butler. Suggested $10 donation.

Three clowns find themselves in a world


of balloons, before an audience of both
children and children-at-heart. Each tells a
story within the magical landscape. Come
to play, come to pop. Balloons can be
anything. Suggested $10 donation.

Portraits Exhibit
March 5 to May 3, 2015
Drawings, photography, painting and dolls
inspired by people and their personalities.
Featuring work by Alyscia Cunningham,
Clay Harris, Danny Caroll, Cutie & the
Creep and Lola Lombard. Galleries at the
Takoma Park Community Center.

Madame Parliamentarian
Thursday, March 12, 7:30 p.m.

El Barrio tambien Canta


Wednesday, February 25, 7:30 p.m.
El Barrio tambien Canta features live
musical performances from across Latin
America incluing Bachata, Ranchera,
Baladas, Cumbia, and Regeaton. Free.

301-891-7100

Joel Snyder uses video and dialogue


to lead the audience in a discovery
of how performance, film, and visual
displays are made accessible for growing
audiences of people who are blind or
have low vision, using audio description.
Snyder has used this same technique
for nationally broadcast videos (including
both of President Obamas inaugurations
on ABC-TV), for dozens of feature films,
museum exhibits throughout the country,
and hundreds of performing arts events,
including theater, dance, and opera.

Featuring readings by top poets from


across the region. Free.

El Barrio tambien Canta


Wednesday, January 28, 7:30 p.m.
El Barrio tambien Canta features live
musical performances from across Latin
America incluing Bachata, Ranchera,
Baladas, Cumbia, and Regeaton. Free.

Lecture: The Visual


Made Verbal
Thursday, February 26, 7:30 p.m.

www.takomaparkmd.gov

Although Lebanon is considered the most


progressive nation in the Arab world and
women have been voting since the 1950s
in fairly equal proportion to men, only four
of the 128 Lebanese parliament members
today are women. This film explores the
reasons why and illustrates ways in which
women view, and are viewed in, their roles

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We Are Takoma (cont.)


of active participation in Lebanons political
life. A discussion with filmmaker Rouane
Itani will follow the screening. Free.
For Kids: Pinot and Augustine
Saturday, March 14, 4 p.m.
Happenstance Theatre presents Pinot and
Augustine, with Mark Jaster and Sabrina
Mandell. Pinot is the authoritarian clown
in fancy clothes and white cone hat, and
his partner Augustine is the appealing
red-nosed bumbler who punctures his
pomposity. Their show bubbles over
with physical comedy, virtuosity and
musical surprises from the sublime to
the ridiculous, from lyrical melodies on
a musical saw to pratfalls and slapstick
antics. Suggested $10 donation.
Poetry: 3rd Thursday Series
Thursday, March 19, 7:30 pm
Watch Pinot and Augustine on March 14 at the Takoma Park Community
Center.

photo: Mukal Ranjan

Takoma Park 125th Anniversary Celebration

Featuring readings by top poets from


across the region. Free.

El Barrio tambien Canta


Wednesday, March 25, 7:30 p.m.
El Barrio tambien Canta features live
musical performances from across Latin
America incluing Bachata, Ranchera,
Baladas, Cumbia, and Regeaton. Free.
Casona de Lata
Friday, March 27, 7:30 p.m.
Casona de Lata features Spanish language
theatrical performances by actors from
across the Washington Metropolitan area.
Storytelling, one act plays, poetry and
more. Free.

Music: Women Folk


Saturday, March 28, 7:30 p.m.
Round-robin of original music presented
by six award-winning mid-Atlantic singersongwriters: Mary Amato, Suzanne
Brindamour, Audrey Engdahl, Greta
Ehrig, and Kipyn Martin. Suggested $10
donation.

Stay tuned for re-ena


ct
our fair city. Help us ments, concerts and more to celebrate
plan: TakomaPark1
25@takomaparkmd.
gov
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301-891-7100

Recreation

Recreation Department

REGISTRATION
BEGINS MONDAY,
DECEMBER 15
AT 8:30 A.M.

7500 Maple Avenue Takoma Park, MD 20912


p: 301-891-7290 f: 301-270-4094
recreation@takomaparkmd.gov
takomaparkmd.gov/recreation
Office hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Roscoe the Rooster


AND PL AY!
JOIN US, GET OUT
The City of Takoma Park Recreation
Department provides recreational
opportunities for all ages! The
departments facilities and programs
are intended to refresh and rejuvenate
residents, improve health and connect
families and the community. Staff are
continually working to improve our
offerings while adding new and innovative

programs and activities to meet the ever


changing needs of our residents and
community.

Rental Requests
For more information about
local parks and room rentals,
see pages 3 - 6.

Roscoe the Rooster made Takoma Park


his home for 10 years, roaming the city
and staking his territory on the lawn
in front of and behind the apartment
houses near Marks Kitchen on Carroll
Avenue. Roscoe died in a hit and run
in February 1999. A life-sized statue
of Roscoe the Rooster, crafted by local
artist Normon Greene, stands on a
pedestal in front of the clock tower in
the center of downtown Takoma Park.
Roscoe makes special appearances
throughout the City Guide.

Its Tax Season!


Extended Care programs, Camps, Fun Days and Tremendous Trips are eligible to be reported on your taxes.

The City of Takoma Park tax ID number is 52-6000808.


For a tax ID receipt, please email your request to HazelH@takomaparkmd.gov.

Its Snowing - Is My Class Canceled?


The City of Takoma Park has several ways to let you know if City facilities are closed or classes are
canceled: get notices via Takoma Park Alert (www.takomaparkmd.gov/alert); check the Citys
webpage; or call the Recreation Departments Inclement Weather Line (301-891-7101 x5606).
In general, if the Federal Government closes or has a delayed opening in the morning, the City does
the same. Classes that begin before a delayed opening are usually canceled. Morning and Afternoon
Addition and After the Bell programs follow the Montgomery County Public Schools declarations.
If there is a 2-hour delay in the morning, Morning Addition starts at 9 a.m.

Find us on
301-891-7100

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Recreation (cont.)

Takoma Park residents scholarships


available for Recreation Dept programs

Recreation
Committee
Jay Keller
Co-Chair

Vineda Myers
Co-Chair

Members

Carolyn Leary Bobb


Cindy Dyballa
Jane Hurst
Howard Kohn
Julie Kurland

Scholarship program
The Takoma Park Recreation Department
is commit ted to making scholarships
available to City residents who cannot
pay full price for recreation programs.
Scholarships give Takoma Park residents
an opportunity to learn, grow, and have
fun.
Scholarship guidelines
Applicants must be City residents.
Scholarships are for youth, teens, and
seniors. Please contact the Recreation
Department for more information.
If a child receives Free or Reduced
Lunch, he/she is eligible for a
scholarship.

Peter Munger
Cherwanda Oliver
Pat Rumbaugh
Ray Scannell
Jen Wofford

How to apply
1. Pick up an application from the
Takoma Park Recreation Department,
Administrative Office, 7500 Maple Ave.
2. After you have selected an activity,
complete and turn in an application by
the deadline along with additional forms
to a staff member at the Takoma Park
Recreation Department administrative
office (7500 Maple Ave.).
3. It may take up to 10 business days to
determine if a scholarship is approved.
You will be contacted by our office with
an updated status.
4. Scholarship applications and
supplemental documentation must be
submitted three weeks prior to the
start of the program.

Sue Vedamony and our volunteer instructor June Gable, right.

Volunteers
Wanted
Volunteers assist with
coaching, special events, class
instruction and much more.
Volunteering is a rewarding
and fun way to give back to
the community. Volunteers of
all ages needed.
For more information
please call
301-891-7290
or visit
montgomeryserves.org
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Volunteer Spotlight: June Gable


June Gable has been a volunteer
for eight years with the Takoma
Park Recreation Department,
teaching needlework classes
(knitting, crochet, latch-hook, etc.)
to adults age 55 and older. June
says, I just love needlework and
helping others find the joy I have
in making things and giving them
as gifts. I teach to help seniors
find a new avenue for creativity.
Takoma Parks Senior program
draws active seniors who are
looking for new challenges. The

Centers administrative processes


and facility are pleasant and well
run, so my energy can be focused
on teaching basic skills while
encouraging students to try new
yarns and patterns and to develop
their own ideas. I believe every
person has an innate spark of
creativity.
The Recreation Department
would like to thank June for her
years of volunteer service to the
department. We appreciate you!

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Recreation: Tots

experiments based on the story, and finally


perform the story. Instructor: Gretchen
Doughty.

See Summer Camp


info on page 22.

Suto Dance

DROP-IN

Kindermusik: Our Time


Fiddle-dee-dee

Community Playtime

Our Time classes encourage toddlers to


uncover an engaging musical world while
building confidence, self-control, and
communication skills. Singing, imitating
sounds, rhyming, and object identification
foster language skills while creative
movement to various musical "moods"
develops a sense of balance, timing, and
spatial awareness. Listening and turntaking encourage blossoming social skills.
Required $55 home materials fee included
in registration fee. Instructor: Becky
Linafelt.

This program is an opportunity for parents


and caregivers to enjoy open playtime,
read stories, sing songs, work on craft
projects, enjoy a wonderful outdoor
playground, and socialize. Community
Playtime provides toys, craft items, a story
time, and a snack. This program follows
MCPS system schedule.
Heffner Park Community Center
42 Oswego Avenue
English: Mondays, ongoing
Spanish: Fridays, ongoing
Newborn-5 years
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Free

Heffner Park Community Center


42 Oswego Avenue
1-3 years
12 Week Sessions

EDUCATION &
DEVELOPMENT

55+

Takoma Park Recreation Center


Front Room
7315 New Hampshire Avenue
3-4 years
Saturdays, ongoing
10:30-11:15 a.m.
Register through Suto Dance Company

ADULTS

The Suto Dance Company has offered


quality dance instruction to all levels
since 1973. Suto offers professional,
well organized dance programs as
well as producing spectacular annual
dance performances. The importance
of technique, musicality and styling
is stressed to all students at any level
of training. Students are encouraged
to participate for the entire 33 week
program and also the two annual
dance performances. Co-sponsored
by the Montgomery County Recreation
Department. Please call 301-871-1000
for fee and registration information.
Instructor: Suto Dance.

TEENS

DANCE

Takoma Park Community Center


Auditorium
7500 Maple Avenue
2-5 years
8 Week Session
Thursdays, January 15-March 5
9:30-10:15 a.m.
Resident: $115 / Non-resident: $135

is a member of the Early Childhood Music


and Movement Association (ECMMA), the
National Association for the Education
of Young Children (NAEYC), and the
Maryland Music Teachers Association
(MMTA). Busy and curious toddlers
also love KindermusikR classes that
are offered through the Takoma Park
Recreation Department. To register for
all Kindermusik classes, please visit:
www.kmwithbecky.kindermusik.net

YOUTH

CAMPS

TOTS

Tots
Newborn-5

DRAMA & THEATER


Lets Pretend

301-891-7100

Based on a German model, Kindermusik


was developed in the United States over
30 years ago. It is taught worldwide and
incorporates the early childhood musical
foundations of Kodaly, Suzuki, Orff,
and more. Becky Linafelt received her
Kindermusik teaching license in 2003 and
is proud to be part of the Takoma Park
community as a mom and educator. She

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PETS

Preschoolers love to exercise their


imaginations through pretend play. Lets
Pretend class members will develop this
natural creative behavior through dramatic
readings, improv, sensory exploration,
physical experimentation, imagination
exercises, movement, props and games.
We will warm up like real actors,
read a story, engage in exercises and

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TOTS

Recreation: Tots (cont.)


Wednesday Session: January 7-March 25
9:30-10:15 a.m.
Thursday Session: January 8-March 26
10:30-11:15 a.m.
Saturday Session: January 10-April 4
10-10:45 a.m.
Resident: $205 / Non-resident: $135
Register through Kindermusik

Family Time is Kindermusiks version


of the one-room schoolhouse. Bringing
children of all ages together provides
a dynamic and integrated learning
experience for everyone. Families with
one child or multiple children are welcome
to attend. Sibling discount offered for
enrollment of multiple children. One $55
home materials kit per family included in
registration fee.
Heffner Park Community Center
42 Oswego Avenue
Newborn-7 years
12 Week Sessions
Thursday Session: January 8-March 26
9:30-10:15 a.m.
Saturday Session: January 10-April 4
9-9:45 a.m.
Resident: $205 / Non-resident: $235
Register through Kindermusik
Kindermusik: Move & Groove
In class, we engage your child in music
and movement activities that also promote
language, social and emotional skills,
early math and early literacy, physical
coordination, creativity, and more.
Plus, your child will learn basic music
vocabulary and notation all setting the
stage for future school success and formal
music lessons. Parents/caregivers/siblings

Takoma Park Community Center


Lilac Room
7500 Maple Avenue
3-6 years
12 Week Sessions
Tuesday Session: January 6-March 24
9:30-10:15 a.m.
Thursday Session: January 8-March 26
4:15-5 p.m.
Resident: $220 / Non-resident: $250
Register through Kindermusik
Kindermusik: Village
Rhythm of My Day
Village classes are designed for lap
babies, crawlers, and new walkers.
Through a unique blend of multi-level
activities that include creative movement,
vocal play, object and instrument
exploration, and a colorful literature
component, your babys growth and
development are stimulated and all
senses are engaged. Required $35 home
materials fee included in registration fee.
Instructor: Becky Linafelt.
Heffner Park Community Center
42 Oswego Avenue
3 months-1 years
8 Week Sessions
Tuesday Session: January 6-February 24
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Saturday Session: January 10-March 7
11-11:45 a.m.
Resident: $140 / Non-resident: $170
Register through Kindermusik

Spanish for Babies


This class is composed of a mix of
high-energy games, projects, music &
movement, treasure hunts and other fun
activities. Children will learn the Spanish
vocabulary needed to express themselves
and their needs through complete language
immersion. There will be a $10 materials
fee due to the instructor on the first day of
the class. Parent or caregiver participation
required. Instructor: Maria Rhoe.
Takoma Park Community Center
Lilac Room
7500 Maple Avenue
1-2 years
6 Week Session
Mondays, January 5-February 23
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Resident: $85 / Non-resident: $95
Spanish for Tots
This class is a mix of high-energy games,
projects, music and movement, treasure
hunts and other fun activities. Children
will learn the Spanish vocabulary needed
to express themselves and their needs
through complete language immersion.
There will be a $10 materials fee due to
the instructor on the first day of the class.
Instructor: Maria Rhoe.
Takoma Park Community Center
Lilac Room
7500 Maple Avenue
3-5 years
6 Week Session
Mondays, January 5-February 23
10-11 a.m.
Resident: $85 / Non-resident: $95

MARTIAL ARTS

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ADULTS

TEENS

YOUTH

Kindermusik: Family Time Here,


There and Everywhere

join the fun for the final 10 minutes of


class. Students must be at least 3
years by the start date. Instructor: Becky
Linafelt.

See Kung Fu and


Taekwondo classes
on page 23.

PETS

SPORTS
See T-Ball on page
24.

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Recreation: Youth

TOTS

Youth
5-12

Come join us after school for games, projects,


arts and crafts, sports and other fun activities.
Spaces are still available! Transportation not provided.
Takoma Park Recreation Center
7315 New Hampshire Avenue
5-12 years
Monday-Friday, 3:30-6 p.m.
$125/month

MAKE/Shift Studio I: Art Inspirations

Have fun learning to draw with black,


white, and colored drawing materials,
paint with watercolors, use pen and ink,
and explore mixed-media approaches

301-891-7100

Winter Break Camp


Come experience Winter Break Camp with
the Takoma Park Recreation Department.
Campers will have the opportunity to add
some excitement to their holiday break
while playing holiday games with group
activities and crafts. Before Care and After
Care are available for an additional fee
(see below). Please pack a nonperishable
lunch and snacks for your child. Please
inquire about necessary paperwork
needed. There will be no camp on
Thursday, January 1, 2015.

www.takomaparkmd.gov

Takoma Park Community Center


Azalea Room
7500 Maple Avenue
5-12 years
1 Week Session
Monday-Friday, April 6-April 10
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Resident: $140 / Non-resident: $160
Spring Break Camp:
Dribble, Pass & Shoot Basketball
Emphasizing individual improvement is
one of the guiding philosophies of camp.
Campers will be provided with excellent
coaching to allow each participant to
develop a sense of pride and individual
accomplishment. The level of instruction
will be adjusted to fit the individual needs
of each participant.

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PETS

MAKE/Shift Studio II:


Drawing & Watercolor

CAMPS

Calling all athletes and energetic gameenthusiasts! Whether youre looking for
classics or wacky games youll love this
sports-filled week. Challenge yourself to
compete in good old-fashioned games
and crazy new ones, plus everything in
between. The best part is none involve a
screen. Were all about team spirit and
good sportsmanship while we explore
the world of Super Sports. Please inquire
about the necessary paperwork needed
prior to the first day of camp. Dont miss
the fun ... sign up now!

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Takoma Park Community Center


Art Studio
7500 Maple Avenue
8-12 years
6 Week Sessions
Session 1: Thursdays,
January 8-February 12
Session 2: Thursdays,
February 26-April 2
3:45-5:30 p.m.
Resident: $155 / Non-resident: $175

Takoma Park Community Center


Art Studio
7500 Maple Avenue
11-14 years
6 Week Sessions
Session 1: Tuesdays,
January 6-February 17 (No class on 1/20)
Session 2: Tuesdays, March 3-April 14
3:30-5:50 p.m.
Resident: $145 / Non-resident: $165

Spring Break Camp: Sportstacular

ADULTS

Elementary students create exciting


two and three dimensional projects in
this after school class. Lessons include
drawing, painting, collage, assemblage
and mixed media every class a different
subject and medium. Children learn
to express themselves and engage in
visual problem-solving while producing
beautiful works using color, shape, line,
texture, and pattern. Contemporary and
historical artists provide inspiration for this
art program geared for 3rd through 6th
graders. Beginning students welcome.
Materials fee included. Instructor: Katie
Dell Kaufman.

to representational imagery. Subjects


will include still life, portrait, landscape
(weather permitting) and floral studies.
Beginning students welcome. The focus
of the class is appropriate for students
interested in developing a portfolio for
entry into the Visual Art Center at Albert
Einstein High School. Materials fee of $25,
paid directly to the instructor, will be due
on the first day of each session. Instructor:
Katie Dell Kaufman.

TEENS

ART

Takoma Park Community Center


Azalea Room
7500 Maple Ave
5-12 years
4 Days
Monday-Friday, December 29-January 2
(No camp on Thursday, 1/1)
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Resident: $100 / Non-resident: $120

YOUTH

AFTER THE BELL

ADULTS

TEENS

YOUTH

TOTS

Recreation: Youth (cont.)


Takoma Park Recreation Center
Gymnasium
7315 New Hampshire Avenue
5-12 years
1 Week Session
Monday-Friday, April 6-April 10
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
$200

CAMPS EXTENDED
CARE

Spring Break: Cheerleading/


Step Camp

Takoma Park Community Center


Azalea Room
7500 Maple Avenue
5-12 years
4 Days
Monday-Friday, December 29-January 2
(No camp on Thursday, 1/1)
Before Care: 7-9 a.m.
After Care: 4-6 p.m.
Resident: $35 Each /
Non-resident: $45 Each

Learn cheer and step routines and chants,


and develop coordination, confidence, and
a positive team attitude. This camp will
also help promote technical and artistic
growth of the participant. All materials
included. Instructor: Linda L. Marshall.
To register, please visit: http://www.
marylandcheerchargers.org.
Takoma Park Community Center
Auditorium
7500 Maple Avenue
5-12 years
1 Week Session
Monday-Friday, April 6-April 10
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Resident: $180 / Non-resident: $200
Register through Maryland Cheer Chargers

Winter Break Camp Before Care


and After Care
Available for those families who require
or desire additional activities beyond the
regular camp hours. Activities may include
outdoor play, game room and sports.

Dribble, Pass & Shoot Basketball


Camp Before Care and After Care
Available for those families who require
or desire additional activities beyond the
regular camp hours. Activities may include
outdoor play, game room and sports.

SEE PAGE
25 FOR
TEEN CAMP
INFO.

Takoma Park Recreation Center


Gymnasium
7315 New Hampshire Avenue
5-12 years
1 Week Session
Monday-Friday, April 6-April 10
Before Care: 7-9 a.m.
After Care: 4-6 p.m.
$35 Each
Spring Break Camp
Before Care and After Care
Available for those families who require
or desire additional activities beyond the
regular camp hours. Activities may include
outdoor play, game room and sports.
Takoma Park Community Center
Azalea Room
7500 Maple Avenue
5-12 years
1 Week Session
Monday-Friday, April 6-April 10
Before Care: 7-9 a.m.
After Care: 4-6 p.m.
Resident: $35 Each /
Non-resident: $45 Each

GENERAL RECREATION SUMMER CAMPS


AND SPECIALTY CAMPS
Find the perfect camp for your child here! The Takoma Park Recreation
Department offers the traditional range of summer camp activities, along
with specialty camps designed to enhance your childs summer and create
lasting memories.
Registration begins February 7* at 8:30 a.m.
*Scholarship applications must be submitted 3 weeks prior to the start of the camp.

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The early bird catches the worm! Receive a 10% discount per child, per
camp when you register for select Takoma Park Recreation Department
summer camps between February 7 through 28. Heres a sneak peek of
Youth and Tots Summer Camps 2015:

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CAMP AGE
Rookie Sports Camp

3-4 yrs.

CAMP AGE

On Stage: Footlights Camp

5-8 yrs.

Cheer/Step Camp

6-12 yrs.

Dribble, Pass and Shoot (Basketball Camp) 5-12 yrs.

On Stage: Spotlights Camp

8-12 yrs.

Camp Recess

5-12 yrs.

Girls Basketball Camp

8-14 yrs.

Camp Takoma

5-12 yrs.

Enrichment (STEM) Camp

8-12 yrs.

Dance Camp

6-12 yrs.

Visual Art Camp

11-14 yrs.

A full listing of our summer camps will be available at both the Community Center and Recreation Center.
Stop by to pick up a summer camp brochure or visit www.takomaparkmd.gov/recreation.

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DANCE

Center Kids Night Out. This will be a funfilled night of games, arts & crafts, movies
and theme nights.

Suto Dance

Dungeons and Dragons

Kids Night Out


Want a night to yourself while your kids
have a blast with their friends? Bring your
children to the Takoma Park Recreation

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MARTIAL ARTS
Kung Fu
This ancient form of self-defense provides
physical and mental exercise which
help the students defend themselves by
strengthening hand and eye coordination.
The student will gain physical fitness,
mental and spiritual strength. There is
a one-time, non-refundable fee of $50
paid to the instructor at the first class for
uniform. Instructor: Master Thompson.

SPORTS

Registration began on
August 15 and is currently
underway. There are still a
few spaces left in:
FUTSAL
and
WINTER BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Dont Miss Out
Sign Up Today!

Takoma Park Community Center


Dance Studio
7500 Maple Avenue
4-17 years
10 Week Sessions
Saturdays, January 10-March 14
Beginners: 10:15-11:15 a.m.
Advanced: 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Resident: $129 / Non-resident: $149

www.takomaparkmd.gov

PETS

DROP-IN

Takoma Park Recreation Center


Front Room
7315 New Hampshire Avenue
6-12 years
13 Week Session
Tuesdays and Thursdays,
January 6-March 31
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Free with Recreation Center membership

Takoma Park Community Center


Dance Studio
7500 Maple Avenue
5 years and older
11 Week Session
Mondays, January 5-March 30
6-7 p.m.
Resident: $125 / Non-resident: $145

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Takoma Park Community Center


Auditorium
7500 Maple Avenue
9-18 years
4 Week Sessions
Thursdays
Session 1: January 8-January 29
Session 2: February 5-February 26
Session 3: March 5-March 26
4 - 6 p.m.
Resident: $45 / Non-resident: $55

Stepping is a form of dance in which you


use your entire body as an instrument
to produce rhythms and beats through
footsteps, clapping and words or chanting.
Stepping is popular among college
fraternities and sororities. Members will
learn self-expression, coordination, selfdiscipline and teamwork. The team will
consist of approximately 10-12 girls and
boys between the ages of 6-12 years
old. Practice will take place two days per
week, two hours per day. No experience
is necessary and we welcome all who are
willing to learn.

ADULTS

They creep through the twilight, quiet


as shadows muttering a language long
forgotten, a language only spoken
by ghosts. Use your imagination and
storytelling ability in this classic fantasy
role-playing game. Roll dice to cast
spells and battle monsters. Creativity and
cooperation help the group "survive."
Taught by the librarys own Dave Burbank.

Step Team

TEENS

DRAMA & THEATER

FITNESS

YOUTH

Takoma Park Recreation Center


Back Room
7315 New Hampshire Avenue
5-12 years
Saturdays, ongoing
10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Register through Suto Dance Company

Takoma Park Recreation Center


Gymnasium
7315 New Hampshire Avenue
6-12 years
Fridays, ongoing
7:15-8:30 p.m.
Free with Recreation Center membership

Taekwondo is composed of three parts


as shown in the English spelling, though
it is one word in Korean. Tae means
foot, leg, or to step on; Kwon
means fist, or fight; and Do means
the way or discipline. It can mean the
way or discipline of foot and fist martial
arts is studied for combat skills, cultivation
(meditation), mental discipline, character
development and building self-confidence.
There is a one-time, non-refundable fee
paid to the instructor at the first class for
uniform ($40 children, $50 for adult).
Instructor: Felix Lindeire.

TOTS

The Suto Dance Company has offered


quality dance instruction to all levels
since 1973. Suto offers professional,
well-organized dance programs as well
as producing spectacular annual dance
performances. The importance of
technique, musicality and styling is stressed
to all students at any level of training.
Students are encouraged to participate
for the entire 33 week program and also
the two annual dance performances. Cosponsored by the Montgomery County
Recreation Department. Please call
301-871-1000 for fee and registration
information. Instructor: Suto Dance.

Taekwondo

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Recreation: Youth (cont.)

YOUTH

Takoma Park Middle School


Tennis Courts
7611 Piney Branch Road
5-12 years
6 Week Session
Tuesdays and Thursdays,
January 27-March 5
3:45-4:45 p.m.
Resident: $100 / Non-resident: $120

PETS

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ADULTS

Tennis Skills: Intermediate (5-12)

TEENS

TOTS

Takoma Park Middle School


Tennis Courts
7611 Piney Branch Road
6 years and older
6 Week Sessions
Saturdays, January 31March 7
Beginners: Noon-1 p.m.
Intermediate: 1-2 p.m.
Resident: $100 /
Non-resident: $120

This class is for more advanced students


who have learned how to keep the ball
going and are interested in trying to refine
their skills, consistency and power. We
will be using primarily orange and green
balls. Competitive games, match play
instruction and practice (serving, scoring,
volley and strategy) will also be included.
Instructor: Coach SJ.

Flag Football League


This league is a non-competitive,
instructional, community league. The
goal is to teach the fundamentals of
Flag Football in a safe environment.
Registration has already opened! Dont be
left out. Practice begins the week of April
6, 2015. First game is April 11, 2015.
Ed Wilhelm Field
6-8 years
9-11 years
12-14 years
6 Week Season
Saturdays, April 11-May 16
12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Resident: $40 / Non-resident: $50
T-Ball

a.m. Volunteer coaches are a key element


of this programs success. Registration
begins January 15th.
Kindergarten-1st grade
Saturdays, June 6-July 25
8 Week Season
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Resident: $60 / Non-resident: $70
Tennis Skills: Mixed Ages

This class is for athletes with little to no


prior tennis experience. For beginners
we will introduce and develop basic
groundstrokes using red and orange
balls on a shortened court. For the more
advanced and quick learners, we will
progress to green/yellow balls and full
court, improving groundstroke
consistency/accuracy and
T-Ball
working on serves/volleys.
registration begins
Instructor: Coach SJ.

This co-ed league


allows girls and
boys to have fun
January
while learning the
basic fundamentals
of baseball. Emphasis will
be on fun, batting, running bases and
catching. No experience is necessary as
all skill levels are welcome. Participants
must bring their own baseball glove. All
teams will be formed by the Recreation
Department. Games will be hosted at
Belle Ziegler Park, Ed Wilhelm or Lee
Jordan Field. Games are played on
Saturday mornings at either 9 or 10:30

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TRIPS
Fun Day
The Fun Day Program offers exciting
field trips on scheduled whole day school
closings. Participants will meet at the
Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue.
Must pack a non-perishable lunch. Trips,
activities and performers are subject to
change. Space is limited, sign up early.
Before Care and After Care are not
available for this program.
Takoma Park Community Center
Azalea Room
7500 Maple Avenue
5-12 years
Tuesday, January 20:
Aviation Museum/Swimming
Friday, March 27: National Zoo
8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Resident: $40 Each /
Non-resident: $50 Each

www.takomaparkmd.gov

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Recreation: Teens

TOTS

Teens

13-17

multiple options for


your future. Spend the mornings with our
career introductions and the afternoons
attending our break away trips like:
bowling, laser tag, roller skating, and
more. Limited Spaces are available.

See Art programs


on page 28.

Teens on the Move Winter Edition

Counselor In Training (CIT)


If you need Student Service Learning
hours and love working with youth ages
5-12, then becoming a CIT this summer
is the right fit for YOU! Registrants will
participate in a 3-day (2 hour/day) training
and commit to at least a two week
volunteer commitment with one of our
camps. Training takes place May 12, 14 &
16, 2015. This training is mandatory for all
Summer Camp volunteers.

Spring Break Career Week

For more information visit


www.takomaparkmd.gov/recreation
or pick up the Summer Camp
Brochure in January.

DANCE
Suto Dance
The Suto Dance Company has offered
quality dance instruction to all levels
since 1973. Suto offers professional,
well-organized dance programs as

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Just Dance
These music and creative movement
classes will celebrate your natural
ability to move in an expressive way.
Learn the fundamental hip-hop moves
including basic body isolations, precision,
performance quality and choreography.
Build teamwork and bonding skills through
dance.
Takoma Park Community Center
Teen Lounge
7500 Maple Avenue
12-17 years
Mondays, January 26-March 9
3:30-5:30 p.m.
Resident: $10 / Non-resident: $15

DRAMA
See Dungeons and
Dragons classes on
page 23.

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Hey Teens! Schools out for Spring Break


so what are you going to do with all of this
valuable spare time? Ever wonder what
type of profession will fit your future? Well
youre in the right place. During Career
Week a few professionals will stop by
and guide participants in exploring some
of todays hottest careers. Participants
will also receive insider advice on the
knowledge and skills needed for success.
This week you will be able to explore

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Enjoy 3 weeks of adventure as the Teens


on the Move Camp ventures out each day
to participate in exciting activities and
trips. Registration opens Feb. 7, 2015.

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Takoma Park Community Center


Teen Lounge
7500 Maple Ave
13-17 years
3 Days
Monday-Wednesday,
December 29-December 31
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Resident: $25/Day/
Non-resident: $35/Day

Teens on the Move Summer Camp

Takoma Park Recreation Center


Front Room
7315 New Hampshire Ave
12-16 years
Saturdays, ongoing
12:45-2:15 p.m.
Register through Suto Dance Company

ADULTS

Dont want to be stuck in the house during


winter break or tired of going to the same
hang-out spots? Break the routine and
have some fun! Join us during winter
break as we take trips to Dave-n-Busters,
roller skating, laser tag, go-karting,
movies, and museums. New ideas are
always welcome. Sign up today for one
day or all three! Advanced registration is
required.

TEENS

CAMPS

Takoma Park Community Center


Teen Lounge
7500 Maple Ave
13-17 years
1 Week Session
Monday, April 6-Friday, April 10
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Resident: $25/Day, $100/Week
Non-resident: $35/Day, $120/Week

well as producing spectacular annual


dance performances. The importance
of technique, musicality and styling
is stressed to all students at any level
of training. Students are encouraged
to participate for the entire 33 week
program and also the two annual
dance performances. Co-sponsored
by the Montgomery County Recreation
Department. Please call 301-871-1000 for
fee and registration information. Instructor:
Suto Dance.

YOUTH

ART

Recreation: Teens (cont.)

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ADULTS

TEENS

YOUTH

TOTS

DROP-IN

and comfy sitting areas for socializing with


friends.Come join us after school for fun
and laughs and for special events.

M.A.N.U.P.
Making A New United People
M.A.N.U.P. is developing the next
generation of successful leaders by
impacting the lives of youth in underserved
communities. This is accomplished by
utilizing proven principles of education,
social responsibility, self-empowerment,
and economic awareness. Making A New
United People (M.A.N.U.P.) is dedicated
to creating sustainable communities that
people want to thrive in, contribute to, and
be proud of. M.A.N.U.P. has a number
of programs across four main principles:
Education, Social Responsibility, SelfEmpowerment, and Economic Awareness.
Several programs include guest speakers,
field trips to various educational and fun
locations, career development and more.
This mentoring program is made possible
by countless volunteer hours. These
mentors work in cooperation with the
Takoma Park Recreation Department.
Takoma Park Community Center
Teen Lounge
7500 Maple Ave
12-19 years
Tuesdays, ongoing
6:30-8 p.m.
Free

Takoma Park Community Center


Teen Lounge
7500 Maple Ave
13-17 years
Monday-Friday, ongoing
3-7 p.m.
Free
Teen Night
Looking for something exciting to do on
the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month?
The Takoma Park Recreation Center
provides high quality, affordable, safe and
FUN activities for teens. Come on out to a
night of games, activities and more. Bring
your friends for a cheap night out of the
house.
Takoma Park Recreation Center
Gymnasium
7315 New Hampshire Ave
12-16 years
Second and fourth Fridays, ongoing
7:15-8:30 p.m.
Free

EDUCATION &
DEVELOPMENT
Illumination: Photography
for Beginners
You have the power to tell the world
your story using your voice, your eye,
and your images. Harness the power
of photography and self-expression in
this class designed to teach you about
yourself and your camera. You will explore
shooting on-location, experiment with
creative techniques, and develop your eye.
No experience necessary. Every student
will compile a portfolio of imagery and
essays that will uniquely chronicle this
time in their lives and equip them with the
necessary tools to capture the lifetime of
adventure ahead of them. Must bring own
digital camera to class; point and shoot or
DSLR format. Instructor: Vincent Hunter.
Takoma Park Community Center
Hydrangea Room
7500 Maple Ave
12-17 years
8 Week Session
Thursdays, January 15-March 5
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Resident: Free / Non-resident: $15

Xpression Tuesdays
Allow your imagination and creative juices
to come alive on Tuesdays in the Teen
Lounge. Express yourself through art.
Create pieces that you can take home. We
are always looking for more ideas of ways
to create and express ourselves.

Teen Lounge:
NEWLY RENOVATED!

Takoma Park Community Center


Teen Lounge
This NEWLY renovated
Have you
7500 Maple Ave
special room is for TEENS
seen the Teen
13-17 years
ONLY! Ages 13-17 are
Lounge lately?
Tuesdays,
welcome to become
ongoing
members to gain access
3-5 p.m.
to two 50-inch and one 70-inch LED
Free
SMART TV. We also have X-Box One and
Wii Games, workstations, board games

Modeling School
Discover your potential for modeling.
Learn runway secrets. Develop poise and
grace to distinguish your style. This class
will help talent prepare for pageantry
and the modeling industry with the
same techniques used by todays top
models and industry pros. The instructor
has partnered with high-end retailers
to produce classy and elegant fashion
events, promotions, grand openings,
and fundraiser programs for non-profit
organizations in the past. Instructor:
Charmique Vogue.

PETS

LOOKING FOR TEEN ROOM STAFF


The Recreation Department is currently seeking part time staff to work and
program the Teen Room at the Community Center. Hours vary between 3-8
p.m., Monday-Friday, with some weekend work required. Must love to have fun
and want to be a positive influence on local teens.

Apply online at www.takomaparkmd.gov.


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Recreation: Teens (cont.)


Takoma Park Recreation Center
Back Room
7315 New Hampshire Ave
16 years and older
Mondays and Wednesdays, ongoing
7-8:30 p.m.
Free with Recreation Center membership

MULTIMEDIA

FITNESS

Teen Fitness

SPORTS

Takoma Park Recreation Center


Fitness Room
7315 New Hampshire Avenue
12-17 years
Wednesdays, ongoing
7-8 p.m.
Free with Recreation Center membership

MARTIAL ARTS

Ed Wilhelm Field
12-14 years
6 Week Season
Saturdays, April 11-May 16
12-5 p.m.
Resident: $40 / Non-resident: $50
Tennis Skills: Intermediate

See Kung Fu and


Taekwando on
page 23.
Karate Self-Defense

Teen Snow-Tubing Trip


Grab your hat, scarf and gloves and join
us for an evening in the snow as we head
to Liberty Mountain in Pennsylvania to go
snow tubing. Race down one of ten tubing
lanes solo, or link up with a friend. During
a break from snow tubing, hang inside the
lodge and have a hot cup of cocoa. Its
your day so have fun the way you like. No
experience necessary. Space is limited so
register now.
Meet at Takoma Park Community Center
Teen Lounge
7500 Maple Avenue
12-17 years
Tuesday, January 20
2-8 p.m.
Resident: $20 /
Non-resident: $30

This class is for more advanced


students who have learned
how to keep the ball
Dont wait
going and interested in
any longer! Only a few
trying to refine their
spaces left in the Winter
skills, consistency and
Basketball League.
power. We will be using
primarily orange and green
balls. Competitive games, match
play instruction and practice (serving,
scoring, volley and strategy) will also be
included. Instructor: Coach SJ.
Takoma Park Middle School
Tennis Courts
7611 Piney Branch Road

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PETS

Promote physical fitness, self-defense,


leadership and cultural exchange through
the practice of a traditional Okinawan
karate style, Isshinryu (which means One
Heart Way). Beginners welcome. This
program is a partnership between the
Takoma Park Recreation Department and
the Penn State University Karate Club.
Co-sponsored by the Montgomery County
Recreation Department. Instructor: Penn
State University Karate Club.

301-891-7100

This league is a non-competitive,


instructional, community league. The
goal is to teach the fundamentals of
Flag Football in a safe environment.
Registration has already opened. Practice
begins the week of April 6, 2015. First
game is April 11, 2015.

Meet at Takoma Park Community Center


Teen Lounge
7500 Maple Avenue
12-17 years
Friday, February 27
12:30-3:30 p.m.
$8

55+

Flag Football League

Its a half day of school and you have


nothing to do. Grab some friends, your
coats and gloves and join the TPRD
Teen program for a trip to downtown
Silver Spring to go ice skating. Warm
up afterwards at one of the nearby
restaurants. *Food not included in trip
cost.

ADULTS

See 2015 Adult


Softball League on
page 31.

Ice Skating

TEENS

No matter your current level of fitness,


we will show you how to do a workout
appropriate for your ability. You will
be able to concentrate on your cardio
and strength. These two healthy and
energizing routines will help you burn
calories and strength while building
muscles for a lean, healthy body. Cosponsored by the Montgomery County
Recreation Department. Instructor: Shay
Blanchard.

TRIPS

YOUTH

See Multimedia
Classes on page 31.

See Fitness Classes


on page 29.

13 years and older


6 Week Session
Tuesdays and Thursdays,
January 27-March 5
2:45-3:45 p.m.
Resident: $100 / Non-resident: $120

TOTS

Takoma Park Community Center


Hydrangea Room
7500 Maple Ave
13-17 years
8 Week Session
Wednesdays, January 14-March 4
4-5 p.m.
Resident: Free / Non-resident: $15

Recreation: Adults

TOTS

Adults
16+ years

55+

ADULTS

TEENS

YOUTH

ART
Ceramics: Hand Building
Come learn hand building and make
bowls, soap dishes, trays and more. Hand
building is pottery made from clay slabs
and plaster molds. There will be wheel
throwing available at this time for those
who have used the wheel before. There is
a $15 material fee for clay and glazes due
to the instructor on the first day of class.
All glazes are food safe. Instructor: Alice
Sims, Art for the People.
Takoma Park Community Center
Art Studio
7500 Maple Avenue
16 years and older
6 Week Session
Mondays, January 26-March 9
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Resident: $85 / Non-resident: $95
Ceramics: Sculpture
Come make bowls, vases, mosaics,
tiles, sculpture heads, clay animals and
more. Your imagination is your only
limit! All glazes are food safe. Tools and
other materials provided. There is a $15
materials fee due to the instructor on the
first day of class. Instructor: Alice Sims,
Art for the People.
Takoma Park Community Center
Art Studio
7500 Maple Avenue
16 years and older
6 Week Session
Fridays, January 23-March 13
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Resident: $85 / Non-resident: $95

PETS

Ceramics: Wheel Throwing


Receive instruction on using the potters
wheel. Participants will make cups, bowls,
and dishes. Tools and other materials
provided. There is a $15 materials fee due
to the instructor on the first day of class.
Instructor: Alice Sims, Art for the People.

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Takoma Park Community Center


Art Studio
7500 Maple Avenue
16 years and older
6 Week Session
Monday Session:
January 26-March 9
Wednesday Session:
January 21-March 11
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Resident: $85 / Non-resident: $95
Collage
Have fun working with found, purchased,
and altered papers, while learning how
collage methods can enhance your art
making process, whatever medium you
use. This class explores ways of combining
collage materials and art media. You
will be introduced to a variety of collage
techniques, work with elements and
principals of design, and explore creative
two and three dimensional assembly.
Instruction will be given in surface
preparation, adhesives, color theory and
composition, and is suitable for beginners
as well as more experienced students.
Basic materials (adhesives, supports,
papers and paints) will be available (some
personal or found collage elements may
be desirable in addition to materials
provided). A materials fee of $30, paid
directly to the instructor, will be due on
the first day of class. Instructor: Katie Dell
Kaufman.
Takoma Park Community Center
Art Studio
7500 Maple Avenue
16 years and older
6 Week Sessions
Session 1: Tuesdays, January 6February 17 (No class 1/20)
Session 2: Tuesdays, March 3-April 14
11:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
Resident: $215 / Non-resident: $245

Encaustic Collage Weekend


Workshop (3/21 - 3/22)
Encaustic collage is a medium that uses
beeswax as an adhesive and allows for
layering of papers and lightweight found
materials as a base for over painting with
oil and encaustic paint. This workshop
will cover collage layering processes
using translucent and opaque papers and
sculptural effects that can be created
with the wax with stencils, stamps and
incising. Ways to enhance your collage
with encaustic paint will be introduced, as
well as principles of layering wax and waxbased paint over absorbent surfaces such
as wood, cloth, canvas and watercolor
paper. All materials will be provided for the
$40 materials fee, including all substrates,
medium, brushes and paint. A letter of
optional collage materials to bring will be
sent out after you register. Instructor: Katie
Dell Kaufman.
Takoma Park Community Center
Art Studio
7500 Maple Avenue
16 years and older
2-Day Session
Saturday, March 21-Sunday, March 22
9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Resident: $235 / Non-resident: $265

DANCE
Suto Dance
The Suto Dance Company has offered
quality dance instruction to all levels
since 1973. Suto offers professional,

www.takomaparkmd.gov

301-891-7100

Recreation: Adults (cont.)

Jazzercise

FITNESS

Ladies Boot Camp: Beginner


A total body program that includes a
circuit of drills such as jumping jacks,
running, push-ups, squats, crunches and
weight training. A challenging workout
in a quick hour. Students are required
to bring their own mat. Co-sponsored
by the Montgomery County Recreation
Department. Instructor: KJ Total Fitness.

Cardio-Intense
Groove & Strength Training

301-891-7100

www.takomaparkmd.gov

Moonlight Qi Gong enhances the quiet,


gentle, peaceful yin side of our energy,
balancing the warm, active, bright
sunlight yang energy. These six beautiful
movement forms strengthen and align
the body, focus the mind, reducing stress
and tension while bringing body and mind
together in the breath. No experience
necessary. Instructor: Joann Malone.
Takoma Park Community Center
Dance Studio
7500 Maple Avenue
16 years and older
8 Week Session
Wednesdays, January 28-March 18
7:30-8:30 p.m.
Resident: $95 / Non-resident: $105
Drop-in: $15 (credit card only)
Soca Motion
Ready for a new twist on Zumba? Ready
to party yourself into shape? Soca Motion
is an exhilarating, effective, easy-tofollow, Caribbean-inspired, calorie-burning
dance-fitness party thats moving people
toward joy and health. Co-sponsored
by the Montgomery County Recreation
Department. Instructor: KJ Total Fitness.
Takoma Park Recreation Center
Gymnasium
16 years and older

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PETS

Fly into big, fast, easy moves to a


consistent beat. Always intense, with
movements that will max you out. Working
out has never felt this good. Workout
includes strength training with resistance
tools and Pilates-based core work.
Participants should bring own mat.
Instructor: Nancy Nickell.

Takoma Park Recreation Center


Gymnasium
7315 New Hampshire Avenue
16 years and older
8 Week Sessions
Session 1: Tuesdays and Thursdays,
January 6-February 26
Session 2: Tuesdays and Thursdays,
March 3-April 23
6:30-7:30 p.m.
$85

Qi Gong: Moonlight

55+

Takoma Park Community Center


Dance Studio
7500 Maple Avenue
18 years and older
4 Week Sessions
Session 1: Wednesdays and Saturdays,
January 14-February 7
Session 2: Wednesdays and Saturdays,
February 11-March 7
Session 3: Wednesdays and Saturdays,
March 11-April 4
Wednesdays: 6-7 p.m.,
Saturdays: 9-10 a.m.
Resident: $100 / Non-resident: $120
Drop-in: $15 (credit card only)

Takoma Park Recreation Center


Gymnasium
7315 New Hampshire Avenue
16 years and older
Ongoing
Mondays and Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m.
Saturdays, 8-9 a.m.
EFT Pass $45 month /12 month minimum
OR
$120/8 Weeks OR
Drop-in: $15
Register through Jazzercise

Takoma Park Recreation Center


Front Room
7315 New Hampshire Avenue
16 years and older
6 Week Sessions
Session 1: Wednesdays,
January 7-February 11
Session 2: Wednesdays,
February 18-March 25
6-7 p.m.
$60

ADULTS

This high intensity boot camp is a workout


for those who are serious about getting
in shape. Our boot camp focuses on all
areas of the body, improving stamina and
overall health through the use of agility
drills, plyometrics, Pilates and strength
training. We will use great music to keep
you energized and motivated. Instructors:
Jeanette Chandler & Stacy Julien of
StayJay Fitness.

A fun and invigorating workout that


teaches controlled movements utilizing the
bodys "core" (abdomen, back, and hips).
Pilates improves core control, coordination,
standing alignment and balance, with mat
exercises. Pilates is the ultimate mindbody exercise for anyone who wants to
tone, streamline, and realign their body.
Co-sponsored by the Montgomery County
Recreation Department. Students are
required to bring their own mat and hand
weights. Instructor Nancy Nickell.

TEENS

Boom! Body Boot Camp

Jazzercise is the art of jazz combined with


the science of exercise physiology. This 60
minute class includes easy-to-follow fun
aerobic dance routines, weights for muscle
strength, and stretching exercises all to
the beat of great music. The music ranges
from oldies to jazz to the newest pop
tunes. For more information and to register,
contact 301-351-4575. Co-sponsored
by the Montgomery County Recreation
Department. Instructor: Jazzercise.

Pilates: Beginner

YOUTH

Takoma Park Recreation Center


Gymnasium
7315 New Hampshire Avenue
16 years and older
Saturdays, ongoing
1:15-3:30 p.m.
Register through Suto Dance Company

Takoma Park Community Center


Dance Studio
7500 Maple Avenue
16 years and older
Session 1 (8 Weeks):
Fridays, January 9-February 27
7-8:15 p.m.
Resident: $64 / Non-resident: $74
Session 2 (4 Weeks):
Fridays, March 6-March 27
7-8:15 p.m.
Resident: $32 / Non-resident: $42

TOTS

well-organized dance programs as well


as producing spectacular annual dance
performances. The importance of
technique, musicality and styling is stressed
to all students at any level of training.
Students are encouraged to participate
for the entire 33 week program and also
the two annual dance performances. Cosponsored by the Montgomery County
Recreation Department. Please call
301-871-1000 for fee and registration
information. Instructor: Suto Dance.

TEENS

YOUTH

TOTS

Recreation: Adults (cont.)


4 Week Sessions
Session 1: Wednesdays and Saturdays,
January 7-January 31
Session 2: Wednesdays and Saturdays,
February 4-February 28
Session 3: Wednesdays and Saturdays,
March 4-March 28
Wednesdays: 6-6:55 p.m.,
Saturdays: 9:15-10:15 a.m.
$40 each session
Drop-in: $10
Tai Chi Chuan: Tai Chi Basics
In this introductory class the focus is on
tai chi principles and how they help us
relax and make our bodies stronger, more
flexible and more efficient. Section One
of the form is introduced. Instructor: Andy
Unger.
Takoma Park Community Center
Dance Studio
7500 Maple Avenue
18 years and older
10 Week Session
Thursdays, January 8-March 12
6:15-7:10 p.m.
Resident: $75 / Non-resident: $85

PETS

55+

ADULTS

Tai Chi Chuan: The Tai Chi Form


This class continues the work on Tai Chi
fundamentals, while focusing on learning
the remainder of the 37-posture Yang
Short Form. Instructor: Andy Unger.

Beginner or pro, theres a yoga class for all skills and ages.
Yoga (Iyengar): Beginners
Yoga can be all about strength and
flexibility, but more importantly it is about
awareness and alignment. As you work
with your body throughout the foundation
poses in this class, you will also develop
the qualities of attentiveness and
quietness of the mind. Mats and props will
be provided to make each pose accessible
to all levels of flexibility. Wear comfortable
clothing (not too baggy) and come on
an empty stomach. Instructor: Tesheen
Chettri.

Takoma Park Community Center


Dance Studio
7500 Maple Avenue
18 years and older
10 Week Session
Thursdays, January 8-March 12
7:15-8:10 p.m.
Resident: $75 / Non-resident: $85

Takoma Park Community Center


Dance Studio
7500 Maple Avenue
18 years and older
10 Week Session
Tuesdays, January 20-March 24
6-7:15 p.m.
Resident: $125 / Non-resident: $145
Drop-in: $15 (credit card only)

Tai Chi Chuan: Continuing with Tai Chi

Yoga (Iyengar): Intermediate

This class is for students who have some


confidence with the 37-posture Yang
Short Form, and want to continue refining
their Tai Chi skills. The focus remains the
understanding and execution of the form.
Instructor: Andy Unger.

Iyengar Yoga takes the intermediate


student deeper into the poses. As one
gains strength and stability one moves
towards the alignment and harmony of
the body and the mind and eventually
the mind with the soul. This Iyengar Yoga
class will introduce the more advanced
poses and include inversions. The class
is appropriate for those who have a
firm foundation on the Beginners class.
Introductory pranayama (breathing) will be
included in the session. Mats and props
are provided. Instructor: Tesheen Chettri.

Takoma Park Community Center


Dance Studio
7500 Maple Avenue
18 years and older
10 Week Session
Thursdays, January 8-March 12
8:15-9:10 p.m.
Resident: $75 / Non-resident: $85

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Takoma Park Community Center


Dance Studio
7500 Maple Avenue
18 years and older
10 Week Session
Tuesdays, January 20-March 24
7:30-9 p.m.
Resident: $125 / Non-resident: $145
Drop-in: $15 (credit card only)
Yoga Nidra: Meditation and
Relaxation
Feeling stressed, fatigued, or just need to
relax, renew, and find more ease in life?
This meditative yoga practice helps reduce
stress, increases general physical and
mental well-being and brings greater ease
and joy into everyday life. After practicing
gentle yoga poses and breathing
techniques, students are guided through
the meditation while lying on a yoga mat
and blankets or seated in a comfortable
position. No prior yoga or meditation
experience is required. Take the entire
series to progressively deepen the practice
or drop in for a single session. Each
student should bring their own yoga mat,
a few blankets, and a pillow. Instructor:
Carol Mermey.
Takoma Park Community Center
Dance Studio
7500 Maple Avenue
16 years and older
4 Week Session
Mondays, January 26-February 23
7:30-8:45 p.m.
Resident: $50 / Non-resident: $60
Drop-in: $15 (credit card only)

www.takomaparkmd.gov

301-891-7100

Recreation: Adults (cont.)


MARTIAL ARTS

Wednesdays, January 28-March 18


6:15 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Resident: $100 / Non-resident: $120

Karate Self-Defense

Takoma Park Community Center


Multimedia Lab
7500 Maple Avenue
16 years and older
8 Week Session
Wednesdays, January 28-March 18
7:30-9 p.m.
Resident: $120 / Non-resident: $140

SPORTS
Intro to Logic Pro

Adobe After Effects


Interested in film making and television
production? This class will show you
how to utilize digital motion graphics and
visual effects during the post-production
process. Students will also learn how After
Effects can be used as a basic non-linear
editor and a media transcoder. Instructor:
Will Bockrath.

Takoma Park Community Center


Multimedia Lab
7500 Maple Avenue
16 years and older
8 Week Sessions
Thursdays, January 29-March 19
Beginners: 6:15-7:30 p.m.
Resident: $100 / Non-resident: $120
Advanced: 7:30-9 p.m.
Resident: $120 / Non-resident: $140

Takoma Park Community Center


Multimedia Lab
7500 Maple Avenue
16 years and older
8 Week Session

301-891-7100

www.takomaparkmd.gov

16 years and older


9 Week Season
Sundays, April 12-June 23
9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
2015 Adult Softball League: Team Fee
The Takoma Park Coed Softball League
is a fun and exciting recreational program
for competitive adults of all skill levels.
Games will be played on Sundays. 50%
of team registrations must be comprised
of Takoma Park residents to qualify for
Resident Team entry fee. Roster limit
is 25. Registration is on a first come,
first serve basis. All games are doubleheaders. Spaces are not guaranteed.
16 years and older
9 Week Season
Sundays, April 12-June 23
9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Resident: $545 / Non-resident: $645

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PETS

Introduction to video editing using Apples


latest version of Final Cut Pro. Participants
will learn the general interface, keyboard
shortcuts, and all pertinent terminology.
Learn how to create and organize projects,
log and capture video, add transitions
and effects, basic text manipulation and
timeline-based storytelling.

Individual participants will be placed


on a waiting list and contacted if space
becomes available on a team. If space
becomes available on a team you will be
responsible to pay your registration and
any other associated fees to that team.
Spaces are not guaranteed. Registration
has already begun.

55+

Video Editing with Final Cut Pro:


Beginners

2015 Adult Softball League:


Free Agent Waitlist

ADULTS

Opening Logic, exploring the interface,


starting a project with Apple Loops,
navigating the project, building an
arrangement, mixing the song, and
exporting the mix.

MULTIMEDIA

Takoma Park Community Center


Multi Media Lab
7500 Maple Avenue
16 years & older
8 Week Session
Mondays, January 27-March 17
Beginners: 6:15 -7:30 p.m.
Resident: $100 / Non-resident: $120
Advanced: 7:30-9 p.m.
Resident: $120 / Non-resident: $140

Takoma Park Community Center


Multi Media Lab
7500 Maple Avenue
16 years & older
8 Week Session
Mondays, January 26-March 23
7-9 p.m.
Resident: $100 / Non-resident: $120

This course involves a brief review of


some Final Cut Pro interface basics and
will cover some of the more advanced
concepts in Final Cut Pro such as
keyframing, motion effects, color
correction, composition, filters, slow
motion, and graphic manipulation.

TEENS

Takoma Park Recreation Center


Back Room
7315 New Hampshire Avenue
16 years and older
Mondays and Wednesdays, ongoing
7-8:30 p.m.
Free with Recreation Center membership

Video Editing with Final Cut Pro:


Advanced

YOUTH

Promote physical fitness, self-defense,


leadership and cultural exchange through
the practice of a traditional Okinawan
karate style, Isshinryu (which means One
Heart Way). This program is a partnership
between the Takoma Park Recreation
Department and the Penn State
University Karate Club. Co-sponsored
by the Montgomery County Recreation
Department. Instructor: Penn State
University Karate Club.

Do you have a basic knowledge of


InDesign and want to take your design
and technical skills to the next level?
Learn crucial design rules and time-saving
shortcuts to help you create your next
print project. Use the last 30 minutes of
each class to develop your next project
and practice your new skills under teacher
supervision. Instructor: Gabrielle Moskey.

TOTS

Adobe InDesign

See Kung Fu and


Taekwando on page
23

ADULTS

TEENS

YOUTH

TOTS

Recreation: 55+

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ART

SENIORS ARE
ADULTS TOO!

55+

Drawing with Pencils,


Charcoal, or Pastels

PETS

55+

This course through Montgomery


College will help students develop
fundamental drawing skills. Learn basic
techniques such as shading, mastering
tones, drawing, and composition. Still
life will be presented as a subject for
developing drawing skills. Students will
use a variety of drawing exercises and
media such as color pencil, pastel, ink,
markers, charcoal, and water-based
paint. All skill levels welcome. Lifelong
Learning Institute, Montgomery College
course #LL1698. Registration and
payment to Montgomery College
Workforce and Continuing Education,
Rockville, Maryland or http://cms.
montgomerycollege.edu/edu. For more
information and registration assistance,

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Dont forget
to check out
the Adult class
offerings on
pages 28-31.
Ask us about scholarship
opportunities.
please call 240-567-5188.
Takoma Park Community Center
Art Studio
7500 Maple Avenue
55 years and older
6 Week Session
Thursdays, March 5-April 16
(No class on 3/19)
1-3 p.m.
Tuition waiver applies; adults 60 and older
pay $89 / ages 55-59 pay $171.
Register through Montgomery College

Great Tenors: Enrico


Caruso and Mario Lanza
This class will examine the lives of two
great operatic tenors, Enrico Caruso and
Mario Lanza, and explore the historical and
musical significance of their works through
a presentation of their honors, repertoire,
recordings, media, references, readings, and
film. A discussion on the art of singing opera,
vocal technique, and vocal training required
of opera singers will also be covered.
Lifelong Learning Institute, Montgomery
College course #LL1829. Registration
and payment to Montgomery College
Workforce and Continuing Education,
Rockville, Maryland or http://cms.
montgomerycollege.edu/edu. For more
information and registration assistance,
please call 240-567-5188.
Takoma Park Community Center
Auditorium

www.takomaparkmd.gov

301-891-7100

Recreation: 55+ (cont.)


7500 Maple Avenue
55 years and older
4 Week Session
Tuesdays, February 24-March 24 (No
class on 3/17)
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Tuition waiver applies; adults 60 and older
pay $60 / ages 55 59 pay $127.
Register through Montgomery College

EDUCATION &
DEVELOPMENT

FITNESS

Computer Class

Adventist Healthcare offers a monthly


blood pressure screening. Drop-in. No
registration is required.

DROP-IN

Takoma Park Community Center


Computer Room A
7500 Maple Avenue
55 and older
6 Week Sessions
Session 1: Wednesdays,
January 7-February 11
Session 2: Wednesdays,
February 25-April 1
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
$10

Crochet

Game Room Open Play

Takoma Park Community Center


Game Room
7500 Maple Avenue
55 and older
Ongoing
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Free

Takoma Park Community Center


Azalea Room
7500 Maple Avenue
55 and older
4 Week Session
Mondays, March 9-March 30
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Free

Takoma Park Community Center


Dance Studio
7500 Maple Avenue
55 and older
8 Week Session
Thursdays, January 8-February 26
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Free

Equipment Orientation
in Fitness Room
Join Rochelle Coleman, Certified Fitness
Instructor, for a one-time orientation for
instruction on using the fitness equipment.
You may register for this service for the 1st
and 3rd Thursday of a month, one month
only. Free Fitness Room pass for adults 55

55+

Needlework Get-together

High-energy and fast-paced, low-impact


aerobics that get the heart pumping and
feet moving quickly. Followed by a cool
down and stretch. Instructor: Nancy
Nickell.

Work on your knitting and crochet with


other needlework enthusiasts. Join us for
fun, conversation and support with your
projects. This is not an instructional class.
Drop-in. No registration required. The group
will not meet during inclement weather.

PETS

Takoma Park Community Center


Senior Room
7500 Maple Avenue
55 and older
7 Week Session
Mondays, January 5 March 2
(No class on 1/19 and 2/16)
11:30 a.m. 1 p.m.
Free

301-891-7100

ADULTS

The Game room is available for adults age


55 and older to play pool, table tennis,
basketball arcade and other active games.
The game room is a great place to join
friends for lively conversation, and just
to hang out before, in-between and after
classes during the day.

Learn to crochet for the first time, refresh


your skills, or advance beyond beginner.
All the materials (and the patterns) will
be provided at no cost for one beginner
project. $15 materials fee, payable to
the instructor, is required for a beyond
beginner project only. An intermediate
crochet class is planned for Spring 2015.
Instructor: June Gable.

Cardio Groove

TEENS

Takoma Park Community Center


Senior Room
7500 Maple Avenue
55 and older
3 Days
Thursdays, January 22, February 26,
and March 26
12-2 p.m.
Free

YOUTH

Come and try your luck. Win a prize. No


registration required.

Takoma Park Community Center


Senior Room
7500 Maple Avenue
55 and older
3 days
Thursdays, January 22,
February 26, and March 26
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Free

TOTS

Bingo

Learn how to use the internet and e-mail.


Use a word processing program to
make lists and type letters. You need a
Takoma Park Library card to access the
computers. Instructors: Phil Shapiro, Jim
Mueller, and Jane Hawkanson.

Blood Pressure Screening

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Recreation: 55+ (cont.)

PETS

55+

ADULTS

TEENS

YOUTH

TOTS

and older is required.


Takoma Park Recreation Center
Fitness Room
7315 New Hampshire Avenue
55 and older
2 day sessions
Session 1: Thursdays, January 8 and
January 22
Session 2: Thursdays, February 5 and
February 19
12-1 p.m.
Free

Full Body Fusion


Active adults will enjoy this low-impact
full-body workout to music. Elements of
balance, movement, strengthening, and
yoga blend to create a fun, functional and
energetic workout. Bring an exercise mat
to class. Instructor: Jaylene Sarracino.
Takoma Park Recreation Center
Gymnasium
7315 New Hampshire Avenue
55 and older
8 Week Session
Tuesdays, January 13-March 3
1-2 p.m.
Free
Gentle Yoga
Yoga can help increase flexibility, strength,
and balance, using a series of seated
and standing poses. Learn breathing and
relaxation techniques. Beginners and
experienced students welcome. Work at
your own level. You must bring a yoga mat
to class. Instructor: Carol Mermey.

dancing. Learn how exercise can be fun


with music. No experience necessary.
Instructor: Barbara Brown.
Takoma Park Community Center
Dance Studio
7500 Maple Avenue
55 and older
10 Week Session
Wednesdays, January 7-March 25
(No class 1/21 and 2/4)
10:50-11:50 a.m.
Free

SPORTS

Table Tennis Skills


(Ping Pong)

Tennis Fun & Fitness


Rediscover your love of tennis or help find
it for the first time by playing this lifelong
game. This class blends exercise with
learning or reviewing skills. The goal is fun
and fitness utilizing special equipment for
indoor play. All equipment provided, but
you can bring your own racket. Instructor:
Coach SJ.
Takoma Park Recreation Center
Gymnasium
7315 New Hampshire Avenue
55 and older
9 Week Session
Thursdays, January 8-March 5
12-1 p.m.
Free

Walking Group
Dont worry about the cold weather and
join your neighbors and friends for indoor
lap walking. Go at your own pace. Drop-in.
No registration is required.

Takoma Park Community Center


Dance Studio
7500 Maple Avenue
55 and older
6 Week Session
Alternate Fridays, January 9-March 20
12-1 p.m.
Free

Takoma Park Recreation Center


Gymnasium
7315 New Hampshire Avenue
55 and older
12 Week Session
Tuesdays, January 6-March 24
12-1 p.m.
Free

Line Dancing

Zumba Gold

Line Dancing is great physical and mental


exercise, and an enjoyable social activity
that leads to meeting new people and
making new friends. Strengthening of
bones and muscles, weight loss, increased
stamina and flexibility, and stress
reduction are just some of the benefits of

Zumba Gold is the Latin-inspired dance


fitness program that makes working out
fun. Designed for the active senior, the
Zumba Gold workout provides participants
with the opportunity to improve balance,
flexibility and cardiovascular strength.
Instructor: Denny Pruitt.

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Takoma Park Community Center


Dance Studio
7500 Maple Avenue
55 and older
10 Week Session
Tuesday Session: January 13-March 17,
11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Saturday Session: January 17-March
21, 2-2:45 p.m.
Free

Great fun! Led by Donn Olsen, Club Joolas


coach and instructor, this class provides
enjoyable physical exercise and requires
no prior experience. Students will learn
game rules, and practice skills.
Takoma Park Recreation Center
Front Room
7315 New Hampshire Avenue
55 and older
6 Week Session
Thursdays, February 19-March 26
12-1 p.m.
Free
Table Tennis
Come play this fun, energetic game with
other table tennis players. A great way to
improve eye-hand coordination: helps to
keep the body healthy and the mind sharp.
Drop-in. No registration is required.
Takoma Park Community Center
Game Room
7500 Maple Avenue
55 and older
Monday-Saturday, ongoing
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Free

www.takomaparkmd.gov

301-891-7100

Recreation: Pets

To register for dog classes please visit:


rewardsdogtraining.com or call
240-462-8045

Whether you have a teen emerging from


puppyhood, or an adult dog who needs
some training, this class is for you. Using
positive reinforcement, we will teach your
dog foundation behaviors (Sit, Down, Stay,
Here, Leave It), leash manners (not pulling,
passing dogs and people), and polite
greetings. Dogs should be friendly toward
dogs and people. No pinch, prong, choke,
or electronic collars in the classroom,
please! Instructor: Joyce Loebig.

CHECK OUT MORE ACTIVITIES IN TAKOMA PARK


Piney Branch Pool
(Adventist Communit y Services)

301-891-7100

The Takoma Park Boys and Girls Club


is a non-profit organization that has
operated in the Takoma Park community
for over 50 years. The Club focuses
on academics, the fundamentals of
football and cheer, and most importantly,
building the team concept.
For more information, visit
www.takomaparkbgc.teamopolis.com
Takoma Soccer
Takoma Soccer is a volunteer program
whose goal is to provide local kids with

www.takomaparkmd.gov

The Takoma
Park Recreation
Department
has formal
partnerships
established with
neighborhood,
community, business
and not-for-profit organizations.
These partnerships allow
our department to leverage
resources and generate citywide
interest and support for our
facilities, programs and events.
We appreciate your support!

a fun, recreational soccer program


close to home. Takoma Soccer strives
to teach children the value and fun of
teamwork, cooperation, practice and
sportsmanship. For more information,
contact Howard Kohn at 301-270-8187
or via email at kohn@erols.com

City Guide Winter 2015 | 35

PETS

Founded in 1975, the band is open


to any community member who plays
an instrument. The band is looking for
musicians at all levels of expertise who
would enjoy being a part of a musical
group. Practices are held Mondays at

Takoma Park Boys & Girls Club

PARTNERSHIPS

55+

Lane swimming, water aerobics, kayak


classes and much more. Located
at Piney Branch Elementary School,
7510 Maple Avenue. Park behind the
Community Center, use side entrance
to school on Grant Ave. For more
information, contact Joyce Seamens at
301-565-0190, or JoyceS@ascgw.org,
or visit www.acsgw.org

7:30 p.m. at Heffner Park Community


Center, 42 Oswego Avenue. For more
information, contact Gene Herman at
301-585-5832 or Gene511@aol.com

Heffner Park Community Center


42 Oswego Avenue
Dogs 8 weeks-5 months
6 Week Sessions
Session 1: Wednesdays,
January 7-February 11
Session 2: Wednesdays,
February 25-April 1
6:45-7:45 p.m.
Resident: $119/Non-resident: $139

ADULTS

Heffner Park Community Center


42 Oswego Avenue
Dogs 6 months and older
6 Week Sessions
Session 1: Wednesdays,
January 7-February 11
Session 2: Wednesdays,
February 25-April 1
8-9 p.m.
Resident: $119 / Non-resident: $139

If you have a puppy, you need Puppy


Kindergarten! Early puppy training and
socialization has been shown to help
prevent behavior problems later on. Each
class will include supervised, off leash
play, where you will learn about dog body
language and appropriate play. Most of
all, well have fun. No pinch, prong, choke,
or electronic collars in the classroom.
Instructor: Joyce Loebig.

TEENS

Dog Manners for Life

Puppy Kindergarten

YOUTH

EDUCATION &
DEVELOPMENT

Takoma Park Communit y Band

TOTS

Pets

Recreation (cont.)
Check
out these
special
events!

Winter 2015

Special Events
5TH ANNUAL
MID-WINTER PLAY DAY

FITNESS
EXPO

Come join Takoma Plays and the Takoma


Park Recreation Department for a fun
afternoon of indoor play. Free fun for
all. For more information go to www.
takomaplays.org. Volunteers wanted!
Takoma Park Community Center
7500 Maple Avenue
All Ages
Sunday, February 8, 1-4 p.m.
Free

ART OF THE GAME


BASKETBALL
TOURNAMENT

With the New Year right around the


corner, the Takoma Park Recreation
Department staff is preparing for our
3rd Annual Fitness Expo at the Takoma
Park Recreation Center. Come join
us for an exciting day that will include
demonstrations from our fitness
classes, programs and local community
organizations. We will have seminars
and discussion group with community
groups involved in the health profession.
The expo will kick off at 8 a.m. with
our first 20 minute demonstration. For
additional information, or if you would like
to volunteer for this event, please contact
Jurrel Cottman at jurrelc@takomaparkmd.
gov or 301-891-7289.

This one day tournament for youth to show


their athletic on the court and artistic skills
off the court. All youth in the tournament
will not only play in an exciting youth
basketball tournament, but also have the
special opportunity to come to Pyramid
Atlantic Art Center and learn to screen
print their very own t-shirt for the game. All
participants will choose a date to screen
print their t-shirt with their team. Pyramid
Atlantic will contact each participant after
registration to schedule a screen printing
date prior to the tournament. Register at :
http://www.pyramidatlanticartcenter.org or
call 301-608-9101.
Piney Branch Elementary School
Grades 1-8
Sunday, March 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Register through Pyramid Atlantic

Takoma Park Recreation Center


7315 New Hampshire Avenue
All ages
Saturday, January 3, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Free

We Want You!

Get your baskets ready and join the


Takoma Park Recreation Department for
an eggciting time! There are four age
categories: ages 2 and under, 3-4 years,
5-6 years, and 7-8 years. The hunt begins at
11:00 a.m. SHARP! Dont miss out and dont
forget to bring your basket. Mr. Bunny will be
available for you to take your own photo with.
Ed Wilhelm Field (behind Piney
Branch Elementary School)
April 4, 11 a.m
Rain date: April 6
Free

Save the Date!


CELEBRATE
TAKOMA
FESTIVAL

Sunday, May 17, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.


The Recreation Department, along with
some dedicated volunteers, will host the
3rd Annual Celebrate Takoma Festival
and Azalea Awards. We are looking for
vendors and committee members to help
celebrate Takoma Parks cultural diversity
with food, merchandise, entertainment
and games from around the world. For
more information on how to become a
vendor visit takomaparkmd.gov/recreation/
celebrate-takoma or call 301-891-7290.

Opens February 1st

HIRING NOW FOR FLAG FOOTBALL


OFFICIALS and SUMMER CAMP
STAFF OPPORTUNITIES
36 City Guide Winter 2015

EGG
HUNT

Teach sports and games


Outdoor activities
Arts and crafts
and more
For job openings and application information,
visit www.takomaparkmd.gov/hr/careers

www.takomaparkmd.gov

301-891-7100

Recreation Registration and Policies

visit us online @

REGISTRATION
BEGINS

http://apm.activecommunities.com/takomaparkrecreation

4. Click Create Account or enter other


family members into the system at this
time.
5. Click Intro and search for a course or
facility

Alternative registration

ONLINE
REGISTRATION
POWERED BY

With ActiveNet
you can use a credit
card to:
Register for recreation classes 24 hours
a day, 7 days a week!
Reserve a park or recreation facility for
an event.
Receive class confirmation via e-mail.
View and print class schedules.
Purchase memberships to the gym and
fitness room.

Instructions for
creating an account
Contact the Recreation Department in
advance if you currently have an account
and need to verify your username and
password.
1. Access apm.activecommunities.
com/takomaparkrecreation
2. Click Create an Account.
3. Complete all necessary information;
fields marked with an asterisk are
required.

301-891-7100

You can still register via mail or walk in:


Takoma Park Recreation Department
7500 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Make checks or money orders
payable to: City of Takoma Park.
List program name and participants name on front of check. No
phone registrations.
If you are having trouble registering or if
you have questions concerning classes,
please call 301-891-7290 or e-mail us at
recreation@takomaparkmd.gov

Wait list policy


In the event that a program has more interest
than available space, we will keep a waiting list.
Individuals on the waiting list will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. In the
event that another class is created, individuals
from the waiting list will be contacted.

Registration policies
The Recreation Department reserves the
right to cancel any program/class due
to insufficient enrollment or to substitute
teachers without participant notification.
Classes may be canceled on school
holidays, vacations, snow days or any
other dates noted in the guide. If schools
close midday due to a weather or other
emergency, childrens classes will also
be canceled. Every attempt will be made
to reschedule classes canceled due to
weather emergencies.

MONDAY,
DECEMBER 15
AT 8:30 A.M.

A resident of Takoma Park is any person


who lives within the 2.8 square mile corporate limits. A nonresident lives outside
the corporate limits. If you are not sure of
your residency status, please call us and
we will be happy to assist you. Or visit
www.takomaparkmd.gov/council and
review the street listing.
We require, for most programs, that
participants are the required age as the
date of the first class. All age requirements
are set to benefit the participant and allow
for more consistent program instruction.
In some instances, the requirements have
been set for the participants safety.
Customers can only register individuals
listed on their household account for
programs.

Refund policy
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
Registrants assume the risk of changes
in personal affairs or health.
Refunds will be approved with written/
electronic notification received seven (7)
business days prior to scheduled start
of program. A $15 administrative fee will
be deducted per participant/per class
and may take up to 30 days to receive.
Registrant may choose to receive a credit
for the remaining amount, which may be
used for another program. Credits must
be used by June 30, 2015. After that
time, the credit will be forfeited. Credits
cannot be transferred.
Refunds after the program has begun
will be considered only with medical
verification (no exception). No refund
after the program has ended.

WE DONT SPAM

REGISTER EARLY!

Periodically you will receive emails about


upcoming registration dates, special events,
weather closings, special promotions or new
programs. It is important that you have a valid
email address in our database. If you change
email addresses, move, etc., please let us know.

Nothing cancels a good class quicker


than waiting until the last minute
to register. If there arent enough
registrations by a certain date, the
course may be canceled.

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City Guide Winter 2015 | 37

Recreation Registration Form


Please fill out a form for each person and complete all fields. All registrations are accepted first come, first served. Customers can only register individuals listed
on their household account for programs. Mail-in registrations will be accepted after walk-ins and online registrations on the first day.

1. Participant information
Participants First Name

Last Name

Address

Apt No.

City/State/Zip

Birth Date

Gender

Email Address

Phone

circle one: Resident Non-resident circle one: Ward 1 2 3 4 5 6 I would like to receive email alerts: yes no
School

Grade

Do you require any special accommodations to participate in this program/activity? yes no


If yes, explain

2. Parent/Guardian information
Parent/Guardians First Name

Last Name

Home Phone

Work Phone

Birth Date

Email Address

3. Emergency contact information (other than parent or guardian)


Emergency Contact Name Relationship Phone
NAME OF PROGRAM

SESSION (if applicable)

DAY(S) OF WEEK

TIME

FEE

PAYMENT METHOD
Check

Cash

Money Order

Credit cards accepted online and walk-in only: AmEx, VISA, MasterCard, Discover

No phone registrations. Do not mail cash.


Mail check or money order, payable to City of Takoma Park, to: 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912
REFUND POLICY
Registrants assume the risk of changes in personal affairs or health. Refunds
will be approved with written/electronic notification received seven (7)
business days prior to scheduled start of program. A $15 administrative fee
will be deducted from the total refund per participant/per activity. Refunds
may take up to 30 days from date of request to receive.

Registrant may choose to receive a credit for the remaining amount which may
be used for another program. Credits must be used by June 30th, 2014. After
that time the credit will be forfeited. Credits cannot be transferred.
Refunds after the program has begun will be considered only with medical
verification (No Exception). No refund after the program has ended.

PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT
I acknowledge, understand, and accept that there are inherent risks associated with participation in this program and that doing so could result in an injury. The City
of Takoma Park assumes no liability for injuries or damages from the results of participation. I acknowledge the fact that the Takoma Park Recreation Department
does not provide accident insurance to its program participants. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge, I /my child am / is physically fit and, should this condition
change at any time during the program I will notify the administration of the Recreation Department immediately. The Recreation Department has my permission
to call Emergency 911 and/or to send me /my child to a hospital or emergency care facility, and the hospital and medical staff have my authorization to provide
emergency treatment deemed necessary for the well being of me/my child. I agree to abide by all posted, written, or verbally communicated rules and regulations
administered by the Recreation staff concerning this program. I authorize the Recreation Department to take, display, and publish photographs, slides or videos for
promotional and/or educational purposes. I have read, understood, and accept the terms of this participants agreement as outlined.

Parent/Guardian (if under 18) Date


Participant Signature (if over 18) Date
OFFICE USE
Date paid ________ Type of payment _________ Amount ________ Date entered ________ Staff initial _______

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www.takomaparkmd.gov

301-891-7100

5TH ANNUAL MID-WINTER PLAY DAY


Come join Takoma Plays and the Takoma Park Recreation
Department for a fun afternoon of indoor play. Free fun for all.
For more information go to www.takomaplays.org. Volunteers
wanted!
Takoma Park Community Center
7500 Maple Avenue
All Ages
Sunday, February 8, 1 - 4 p.m.
Free

Upcoming Event
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Cit y of Takoma Park


Frequently Used Telephone Numbers

. . . . . . . . . 301-891-7100
MAIN LINE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
301-891-7267
City Clerk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301-891-7230
City Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301-891-7212
Finance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301-891-7119
Housing and Community Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301-891-7203
Human Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301-891-7259
Librar y. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301-891-7232
Lifelong Takoma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301-270-1100
Police (Emergency - 911). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . .301-891-7633
Public Works. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
301-891-7290
Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301-891-7266
We Are Takoma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . 800-735-2258
TTY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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email recreation@takomaparkmd.gov
Empowering Youth
Through Employment

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