Rec Room

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What is Rec Room?

Brought to you by Montgomery County Recreation, Rec Room is a virtual recreation hub for residents to enjoy from home. We realize it can be challenging to stay fit and creative during this time, so we've created some exciting ways to do all things Rec while you're home. Here you'll find DIY arts & crafts, fitness videos, virtual classes, trips, tours and fun recreational ideas for any age.

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Stay Fit. Stay Healthy. Stay Creative.

Doodle Drawing | Pre-School, Youth

Learn to draw by using recognizable shapes and lines to develop unique one of a kind artwork. Students are encouraged to make their art their own by adding personal touches.

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Drawsters | Pre-School, Youth

In this virtual class, drawing can be so much fun when you move it! Create drawings that incorporate movement in drawing such as driving, flying, flapping, biking, running, dancing, skateboarding, riding roller coasters, etc., all while you learn about contemporary artists.

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Hatha Yoga and Stress Management | Adults, 55+ Adults

Learn to handle the stresses of daily life with breathing exercises that help connect body and mind. Become better acquainted with your body through yoga poses (asanas) that increase flexibility and strength and help keep the body in good alignment.

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Introduction to Ultimate Frisbee | Youth, Teens

Players will learn the basic fundamentals of Ultimate Frisbee, one of the fastest growing team sports in the world. The focus will be on proper technique for throwing and catching through a variety of fun accuracy games and challenges.

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Learn Now Music: Groovy Guitar | Youth

In this virtual class students will participate in an ensemble music group. Students will learn about the guitar as well as how to play in a music group. Rental Instruments and Music Provided & delivered to your home and picked up at the end of the session.

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Learn Now Music: My First Music Class | Pre-School

Virtually, enjoy music with your child while they experience their first music class. We will explore fun topics such as the farm, cooks in the kitchen, the sea, birds, animals, parts of the body and surprises.

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Learn Now Music: Poppin' Piano | Youth

In this virtual class students will participate in an ensemble music group. Students will learn about the piano as well as how to play in a music group. Rental Instruments and Music Provided & delivered to your home and picked up at the end of the session.

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TGIF-Totally Virtual | Therapeutic Recreation

TGIF- Totally Virtual Fun! Start the weekend with ZamDance! Fun, music and friends while you exercise and dance! This free class is available to people with disabilities.

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Ultimate Frisbee Skills & Speed | Youth, Teens

This class is for Ultimate Frisbee players looking to stay sharp. Participants will learn intermediate and advanced throws combined with mini-games and challenges. In addition, participants will complete drills to develop speed, agility and footwork.

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Vovinam Martial Arts- Beginner | Youth, Teens, Adults

Participants will learn this Vietnamese martial art through defense using hands, elbows, kicks, throws, escape and levering, joint locks, choke holds and submissions. Vovinam techniques are simple, effective, and artistic. This class will be interactive with live instruction and feedback via Zoom.

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Vovinam Martial Arts- Advanced | Youth, Teens, Adults

Participants will continue learning this Vietnamese martial art through defense using hands, elbows, kicks, throws, escape and levering, joint locks, choke holds and submissions in the Vovinam martial art style. Instructor permission is required for taking the advanced class. This class will be interactive with live instruction and feedback via Zoom.

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Yoga Basics | Adults, 55+ Adults

This class introduces students to yogic principles of body alignment and breathing awareness, inspired by a meaningful intention and a joyful attitude. The instructor emphasizes standing poses and strengthening and stretching the legs, back, and shoulders.

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Zumba | Teens, Adults, 55+ Adults

We take the work out of workout by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Get a total workout that combines all elements of fitness, cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility.

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Zumba Toning | Youth, Teens, Adults

Take Zumba to the next level by adding resistance using Zumba® Toning Sticks or any household item 1-3lb. Light hand weights enhance your sense of rhythm and coordination, while toning target zones including the arms, core and lower body.

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ARTS & CRAFTS

Arts-Integrated Activities by Story Tapestries

Story Tapestries has over 20 FREE Virtual Classes for ages PreK to Adults as well as Family Activities.

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ARTS & CRAFTS

Display Yard Signs for #MoCoStrong

Help us to spread joy as we create art and make signs to thank the essential workers and first responders in our community. Display them in your home front window, door, sidewalk or in your yard for all to see. We encourage children and their families to take pictures of their artwork displays and share them on our social media pages: Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook using the hashtags: #ThankYouFrontliners #MoCoStrong #ThankYouRetailers.

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ARTS & CRAFTS

Green Crafts

Check out these fun crafts provided by the MyGreenMontgomery.org. Use recyclable materials and turn them into fun crafts.

Pre-School
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ARTS & CRAFTS

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and create doodles with Mo Willems.
Brought to you by the Kennedy Center

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ARTS & CRAFTS

Splat Doodle Challenge

Join Abrakadoodle for the Splat Doodle movement by participating in their weekly art challenge.

Pre-School
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Storytelling with Pebbles

Get kids to practice telling stories with the aid of pebble art. They can create a story based on the images painted on pebbles.

Pre-School
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SOCIAL

Virtual Play Dates

Are your children missing their play dates? Here are some great virtual play dates activities that you and your preschool will certainly enjoy while staying safe at home.

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Egg Farm Field Trip

Take virtual trips of America's modern egg farms.

Pre-School
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PBS Parents Play & Learn

Get the app designed specifically for parents to enhance your preschooler's math and literacy skills.

Pre-School
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Rissy's Room | Short Stories

Enjoy short stories ready by Rissy.

Pre-School
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Visit National Geographic Kids Online

Discover, play and learn while home with National Geographic Kids.

Pre-School
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VIRTUAL TOURS

Visit the National Aquarium

Enjoy a day at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland from home.

Pre-School
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VIRTUAL TOURS

Planet Zoo Elephants Live Cam

Watch the elephants live at the San Diego Zoo.

Pre-School
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WELLNESS/FITNESS

Create Calm

Create Calm conducts online and in-person mindfulness and movement classes for children and adults. Find free resources, including instructional videos on yoga for stress relief, yoga for children, and meditions on our YouTube channel.

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Fitness Fun for Kids

A 25-minute fun workout for kids at home.

Pre-School
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Improve Your Child's Fine & Gross Motor Activities at Home

This video activity shows several fun ways you can work with your child on his or her fine motor skills and gross motor skills.

Pre-School
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Meditation for Kids

Check out some of the popular meditation apps for kids. These tools will guide kids through the process and help them relax and ground themselves.

Pre-School
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ARTS & CRAFTS

Display Yard Signs for #MoCoStrong

Help us to spread joy as we create art and make signs to thank the essential workers and first responders in our community. Display them in your home front window, door, sidewalk or in your yard for all to see. We encourage children and their families to take pictures of their artwork displays and share them on our social media pages: Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook using the hashtags: #ThankYouFrontliners #MoCoStrong #ThankYouRetailers.

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ARTS & CRAFTS

Fold -n- Fly

A database of paper airplanes with easy to follow folding instructions, video tutorials and printable folding plans.

Youth
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Fun and Easy Summer Crafts for Kids

List of arts and crafts activities for youth, with instructional videos.

Youth
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ARTS & CRAFTS

Green Crafts

Check out these fun crafts provided by the MyGreenMontgomery.org. Use recyclable materials and turn them into fun crafts.

Youth
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ARTS & CRAFTS

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and create doodles with Mo Willems.
Brought to you by the Kennedy Center

Youth
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ARTS & CRAFTS

Scratch Art

Make an interesting picture by scratching lines and images on paper covered with a layer of black tempera paint. Materials and instructions provided by First Palette.

Youth
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ARTS & CRAFTS

Splat Doodle Challenge

Join Abrakadoodle for the Splat Doodle movement by participating in their weekly art challenge.

Youth
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COOKING

Future Chefs

Future Chefs is the perfect online class for students looking to develop, build upon, and sharpen their culinary skills. Planned around a weekly theme, each class is an entirely new experience that incorporates culinary skills that build over time into more complex food preparation and presentation.

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COOKING

Cooking with Kids: Food Network

Visit the Food Network website with fun recipes and cooking activities for kids.

Youth
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COOKING

Kids Can Cook Too | Three Easy Breakfast Ideas

Have your kid learn to cook for themselves! Follow the video's simple instructions for cooking eggs, banana pancakes and sticky buns. Along with safety tips with adult supervision.

Youth
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DANCE

Cheerleading Stretches

Get ready for dance and cheer season with these great stretch routines.

Youth
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SOCIAL

This Is Why Campaign & Contest | #THISISWHY

In collaboration with Gandhi Brigade, we have launched a call-to-action campaign and competition for youth to prepare videos of themselves at home, discussing the hardships of quarantine and social distancing.

Youth
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SOCIAL

Scavenger Hunt

We want to help you to get outside, have some fun, and explore and observe the natural world, even if that is only your own backyard and neighborhood! Our Scavenger Hunt is an easy family friendly activity to get you outside wherever you are!

Youth
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SPORTS

Soccer Skills

Work on your soccer skills while home.

Youth
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SPORTS

Ultimate Frisbee | Introduction

American Ultimate Academy (AUA) is hosting 2 virtual classes starting the end of May 2020.

Youth
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SPORTS

Ultimate Frisbee | Skills & Speed

American Ultimate Academy (AUA) is hosting 2 virtual classes starting the end of May 2020.

Youth
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SPORTS

Vovinam Martial Arts | Beginner

We offer this as a paid virtual class. If you are interested, register here.

Participants will continue learning this Vietnamese martial art through defense using hands, elbows, kicks, throws, escape and levering, joint locks, choke holds and submissions in the Vovinam martial art style.

Youth
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Vovinam Martial Arts | Advanced

We offer this as a paid virtual class. If you are interested, register here.

Participants will continue learning this Vietnamese martial art through defense using hands, elbows, kicks, throws, escape and levering, joint locks, choke holds and submissions in the Vovinam martial art style.

Youth
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S.T.E.A.M.

Zoo Activities for Kids

Activities for kids through the San Diego Zoo's website.

Youth
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Egg Farm Field Trip

Take virtual trips of America's modern egg farms.

Youth
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Make It! Live

We’re proud to present our newest skill-building classes, Make it! Live. These small-group, live interactive classes are designed to get youths' minds thinking and their hands making. We also have a fresh crop of creative, single-session workshops that are a much-needed antidote to virtual fatigue.

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Smithsonian Zoo's Virtual Zoo School

Learn all the cools things about the zoo. Visit the Smithsonian Zoo's Virtual School.

Youth
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Visit National Geographic Kids Online

Discover, play and learn while home with National Geographic Kids.

Youth
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S.T.E.A.M.

Visit NASA's Image Library

See cool images and videos from inside NASA's headquarts and from outer space.

Youth
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VIRTUAL TOURS

Visit the National Parks

Take virtual tours of the national parks.

Youth
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VIRTUAL TOURS

Visit the Pyramids in Giza

Take a "trip" to Giza via Google Earth to see the pyramids.

Youth
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VIRTUAL TOURS

Visit the National Aquarium

Enjoy a day at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland from home.

Youth
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WELLNESS/FITNESS

DIY Sensory Toys and Sensory Play Activities

DIY sensory toys and sensory play activities for some awesome sensory play you can do at home using nothing more than water beads aka Orbeez and water balloons.

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WELLNESS/FITNESS

Calm Corner

Vikara Village is excited to invite you to experience Calm Corner! Our new online portal is designed for helpers, teens, parents, and everyone in between, with tailored paths to address your unique life challenges. Our portal currently features virtual yoga classes, guided meditations, and various articles and resources to help support you during this time. It will be continuously updated with more resources every week. Sign-up for a FREE account to use this awesome resource.

Youth
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WELLNESS/FITNESS

Create Calm

Create Calm conducts online and in-person mindfulness and movement classes for children and adults. Find free resources, including instructional videos on yoga for stress relief, yoga for children, and meditions on our YouTube channel.

Youth
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WELLNESS/FITNESS

Fitness Fun for Kids

A 25-minute fun workout for kids at home.

Youth
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WELLNESS/FITNESS

Guided Meditation for Youth

Use this guided mediation script to read aloud to your children. Guide them through this mindfulness meditation exercise on breathing, listening and feeling.

Youth
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WELLNESS/FITNESS

Meditation for Kids

Check out some of the popular meditation apps for kids. These tools will guide kids through the process and help them relax and ground themselves.

Youth
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WELLNESS/FITNESS

Therapeutic Zumba

Join us for a pre-recorded Therapeuitc Zumba tutorial. Fun and fitness for all ages.

Youth
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ARTS & CRAFTS

DIY: The Easiest No-Sew Face Mask

An easy DIY tutorial for a No-Sew face mask using a bandanna, an old t-shirt and reusable shopping bag.

Teens
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DIY No Sew T-shirt Bag

Stephanie from T-shirt.ca shows us how to make a custom bag with nothing but an old t-shirt and a pair of scissors.

Teens
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ARTS & CRAFTS

DIY T-Shirts with Heat Press

Join Elijah Davis of Montogmery County Recreation in this neat DIY T-Shirt Tutorial

Teens
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ARTS & CRAFTS

Display Yard Signs for #MoCoStrong

Help us to spread joy as we create art and make signs to thank the essential workers and first responders in our community. Display them in your home front window, door, sidewalk or in your yard for all to see. We encourage children and their families to take pictures of their artwork displays and share them on our social media pages: Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook using the hashtags: #ThankYouFrontliners #MoCoStrong #ThankYouRetailers.

Teens
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COOKING

How to Grow Vegetables From Kitchen Scraps

Did you know that many vegetables you take home from the produce section are easy to regrow at home> Learn how to use vegetable scraps to regrow food. No seeds required.

Teens
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DANCE

Cheerleading Stretches

Get ready for dance and cheer seasons with these great stretch routines.

Teens
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SOCIAL

This Is Why Campaign & Contest | #THISISWHY

In collaboration with Gandhi Brigade, we have launched a call-to-action campaign and competition for youth to prepare videos of themselves at home, discussing the hardships of quarantine and social distancing.

Teens
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SOCIAL

Scavenger Hunt

We want to help you to get outside, have some fun, and explore and observe the natural world, even if that is only your own backyard and neighborhood! Our Scavenger Hunt is an easy family friendly activity to get you outside wherever you are!

Teens
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SPORTS

Soccer Skills

Work on your soccer skills while home.

Teens
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SPORTS

Ultimate Frisbee | Introduction

American Ultimate Academy (AUA) is hosting 2 virtual classes starting the end of May 2020.

Teens
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SPORTS

Ultimate Frisbee | Skills & Speed

American Ultimate Academy (AUA) is hosting 2 virtual classes starting the end of May 2020.

Teens
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SPORTS

Vovinam Martial Arts | Beginner

We offer this as a paid virtual class. If you are interested, register here.

Participants will continue learning this Vietnamese martial art through defense using hands, elbows, kicks, throws, escape and levering, joint locks, choke holds and submissions in the Vovinam martial art style.

Teens
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SPORTS

Vovinam Martial Arts | Advanced

We offer this as a paid virtual class. If you are interested, register here.

Participants will continue learning this Vietnamese martial art through defense using hands, elbows, kicks, throws, escape and levering, joint locks, choke holds and submissions in the Vovinam martial art style.

Teens
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S.T.E.A.M.

Visit NASA's Image Library

See cool images and videos from inside NASA's headquarts and from outer space.

Teens
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S.T.E.A.M.

Smithsonian Zoo's Virtual Zoo School

Learn all the cools things about the zoo. Visit the Smithsonian Zoo's Virtual School.

Teens
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WELLNESS/FITNESS

DIY Spa Face Mask

Exfoliating never felt so good! Teen Vogue beauty team Elaine Welteroth and Phillip Picardi show us the way to a brighter, clearer complexion.

Teens
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WELLNESS/FITNESS

Fitness Apps to Stay Moving and Active

Eating too many quarantine cookies? There's an app for that. Coach Corey recommends
five apps to keep you active and moving while at home.

Teens
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WELLNESS/FITNESS

Calm Corner

Vikara Village is excited to invite you to experience Calm Corner! Our new online portal is designed for helpers, teens, parents, and everyone in between, with tailored paths to address your unique life challenges. Our portal currently features virtual yoga classes, guided meditations, and various articles and resources to help support you during this time. It will be continuously updated with more resources every week. Sign-up for a FREE account to use this awesome resource.

Teens
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WELLNESS/FITNESS

Create Calm

Create Calm conducts online and in-person mindfulness and movement classes for children and adults. Find free resources, including instructional videos on yoga for stress relief, yoga for children, and meditions on our YouTube channel.

Teens
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WELLNESS/FITNESS

Meditation Apps for Teens

Feeling a little down? Try meditation to relax and enhance mindfulness.

Teens
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VIRTUAL GAMES

FIFA King | Xbox Live

Challenge Montgomery County Recreation in an online game of FIFA20 on Xbox Live every Thursday from 4:30-6 p.m.

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VIRTUAL GAMES

FIFA King | PS+

Challenge Montgomery County Recreation in an online game of FIFA20 on Playstation Plus every Tuesday from 4:30-6 p.m.

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VIRTUAL GAMES

Madden King

Up for a challenge? If so, then we challenge you in an online game of Madden 2K on Playstation Plus every Thursday at 5 p.m. Message MoCoRecZone your info to join. #stayhome

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VIRTUAL GAMES

NBA 2K

Think you can beat our NBA2K King? If so, then we challenge you in an online game of NBA2K on Playstation Plus every Tuesday & Thursday at 4:30-6 p.m. Message MoCoRecZone your info to join. #stayhome

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AQUATICS

Water Safety

May is Water Safety Month and the American Red Cross is offering free online classes for parents and caregivers on water safety.

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ARTS & CRAFTS

Display Yard Signs for #MoCoStrong

Help us to spread joy as we create art and make signs to thank the essential workers and first responders in our community. Display them in your home front window, door, sidewalk or in your yard for all to see. We encourage children and their families to take pictures of their artwork displays and share them on our social media pages: Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook using the hashtags: #ThankYouFrontliners #MoCoStrong #ThankYouRetailers.

Adults
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ARTS & CRAFTS

DIY T-Shirts with Heat Press

Join Elijah Davis of Montogmery County Recreation in this neat DIY T-Shirt Tutorial.

Adults
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ARTS & CRAFTS

Painting for Beginners

Video instructions of painting for beginners.

Adults
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COOKING

100 Simple Ways to Turn Pantry Staples into Complete Meals

100 easy pantry recipes using 10 of the most common pantry staples.

Adults
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COOKING

How to Grow Vegetables From Kitchen Scraps

Did you know that many vegetables you take home from the produce section are easy to regrow at home> Learn how to use vegetable scraps to regrow food. No seeds required.

Adults
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COOKING

Quarantine Meal Ideas

Get cooking with these six easy healthy recipes to make at home!

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DANCE

Hip-Hop Zumba Class

Get ready to unleash your inner dance and fitness beast with Hip-Hop Fit creator Mike Peele!

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MUSIC

Music Theory Lessons

Take free music theory lessons from your couch!

Adults
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SOCIAL

Scavenger Hunt

We want to help you to get outside, have some fun, and explore and observe the natural world, even if that is only your own backyard and neighborhood! Our Scavenger Hunt is an easy family friendly activity to get you outside wherever you are!

Adults
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SPORTS

Free Pickleball Training at Home

PickleballCentral, a reputable business we actually purchase our equipment from, has a blog with interesting content for pickleball players. This particular blog post features Simone Jardim, one of the sports' top players, providing free pickleball training at home videos. Each video (40 mins, 3 videos) provides training, strategy talk and demonstrations.

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SPORTS

Vovinam Martial Arts | Beginner

We offer this as a paid virtual class. If you are interested, register here.

Participants will continue learning this Vietnamese martial art through defense using hands, elbows, kicks, throws, escape and levering, joint locks, choke holds and submissions in the Vovinam martial art style.

Adults
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SPORTS

Vovinam Martial Arts | Advanced

We offer this as a paid virtual class. If you are interested, register here.

Participants will continue learning this Vietnamese martial art through defense using hands, elbows, kicks, throws, escape and levering, joint locks, choke holds and submissions in the Vovinam martial art style.

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S.T.E.A.M.

Riddle of the Week?

Can you solve the riddle of the week? Take your best shot at this brain teaser.

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Fun Brain Teasers

Brain Teasers, Puzzles and Games for Adults.

Adults
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WELLNESS/FITNESS

6 Science-Backed Activities for Relaxation at Home

Courtesy of CNBC, here are six science-backed activities to help you relax while you’re home.

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WELLNESS/FITNESS

Cardio Workout | 10 minutes

Join Mr. & Mrs. Muscle on Youtube for a very sweaty cardio workout. No equipment needed.

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30-Minute Boxing & Kickboxing Workout

Torch calories with this cardio boxing and kickboxing workout with Christa DiPaolo.

Adults
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WELLNESS/FITNESS

Calm Corner

Vikara Village is excited to invite you to experience Calm Corner! Our new online portal is designed for helpers, teens, parents, and everyone in between, with tailored paths to address your unique life challenges. Our portal currently features virtual yoga classes, guided meditations, and various articles and resources to help support you during this time. It will be continuously updated with more resources every week. Sign-up for a FREE account to use this awesome resource.

Adults
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WELLNESS/FITNESS

Create Calm

Create Calm conducts online and in-person mindfulness and movement classes for children and adults. Find free resources, including instructional videos on yoga for stress relief, yoga for children, and meditions on our YouTube channel.

Adults
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WELLNESS/FITNESS

Fitness Apps to Stay Moving and Active

Eating too many quarantine cookies? There's an app for that. Coach Corey recommends
five apps to keep you active and moving while at home.

Adults
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WELLNESS/FITNESS

Full Body/HIIT Workout | 10 minutes

Join Mr. & Mrs. Muscle on Youtube for a ten-minute, full body workout. No equipment needed.

Adults
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WELLNESS/FITNESS

Hatha Yoga and Stress Management

We offer this as a paid virtual class. If you are interested, register here.

Learn to handle the stresses of daily life with breathing exercises that help connect body and mind. Become better acquainted with your body through yoga poses (asanas) that increase flexibility and strength and help keep the body in good alignment.

Adults
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WELLNESS/FITNESS

Releasing Stress through the Power of Music

Enjoy this list of links for releasing stress through music.

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WELLNESS/FITNESS

Living Room Exercises

Stay fit and learn these low impact moves without leaving your living room.

Adults
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WELLNESS/FITNESS

Therapeutic Zumba

Join us for a pre-recorded Therapeuitc Zumba tutorial. Fun and fitness for all ages.

Adults
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VIRTUAL TOURS

Let's Go to Mars

Tired of your living room? Let's go to Mars from home. Google provides an interactive experience
on the planet of Mars.

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VIRTUAL TOURS

Visit the Louvre | Petite Galerie

Take a virtual flight to Paris and visit the The Louvre art museum in France.

Adults
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VIRTUAL TOURS

Visit the Louvre | "Founding Myths: From Hercules to Darth Vader"

Virtual tour of the Louvre. Link is to the "Founding Myths: From Hercules to Darth Vader" section in Petite Galerie located within the Louvre.

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VIRTUAL TOURS

Visit the Waddeson Manor of United Kingdom

Bored with Netflix? Take a virtual tour of the ornate Waddeson Manor of the United Kingdom.

Adults
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VIRTUAL TOURS

White House Virtual Tours

Enjoy a virtual tour of the White House via Google Arts & Culture.

Adults
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ARTS & CRAFTS

20 Easy Quarantine Crafts to Do at Home

An extensive list of 20 arts & crafts to do while home for 55+ Adults.

55+ Adults
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ARTS & CRAFTS

Display Yard Signs for #MoCoStrong

Help us to spread joy as we create art and make signs to thank the essential workers and first responders in our community. Display them in your home front window, door, sidewalk or in your yard for all to see. We encourage children and their families to take pictures of their artwork displays and share them on our social media pages: Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook using the hashtags: #ThankYouFrontliners #MoCoStrong #ThankYouRetailers.

55+ Adults
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ARTS & CRAFTS

10 Minute DIY Front Door Wreath

Brighten up the entrance to you home in less than an hour. Have supplies delivered right to your door and you can make this beautiful wreath while staying at home.

55+ Adults
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ARTS & CRAFTS

How to Knit a Giant Yarn Blanket from Start to Finish.

Get some yarn in your favorite color and knit a beautiful blanket in just a few hours.

55+ Adults
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ARTS & CRAFTS

Make Mason Jar Lid Suncatchers

This instructional video shows you how to craft your own Mason Jar Lid Suncatcher.

55+ Adults
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ARTS & CRAFTS

No Sew DIY Face Masks

Brighten up the entrance to you home in less than an hour. Have supplies delivered right to your door and you can make this beautiful wreath while staying at home.

55+ Adults
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ARTS & CRAFTS

Start a Mason Jar Herb Garden

Want to add some fresh ingredients to your cooking? Start here and learn how to grow your own herb garden.

55+ Adults
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COOKING

100 Simple Ways to Turn Pantry Staples into Complete Meals

100 easy pantry recipes using 10 of the most common pantry staples.

55+ Adults
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COOKING

Home Cooking | Podcast

Home Cooking is a podcast from Samin Nosrat and Hrishikesh Hirway. They want to help you figure out what to cook (and keep you company) during the quarantine! There are 4 episodes and they are free for anyone to listen to. The content gives listeners ideas of what to cook while at home and how to cook creatively during the stay at home order.

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COOKING

How to Grow Vegetables From Kitchen Scraps

Did you know that many vegetables you take home from the produce section are easy to regrow at home> Learn how to use vegetable scraps to regrow food. No seeds required.

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DANCE

Line Dances for Seniors and Beginners

Follow along the video and learn the Electric Slide, Cupid Shuffle, Boot Scoot Boogie, Watermelon Crawl, and Cotton-Eyed Joe.

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DANCE

NIA Dance

NIA is a holistic cardio-dance fitness practice that combines dance arts, martial arts and healing arts, such as yoga. Students will move to joyful, uplifting and soothing music.

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Senior Gold Dance Workout

A high-energy dance and fitness video, lead by Paul Eugene.

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Senior Gold Fitness Aerobics

Senior Gold Dance Fitness Aerobics is a low impact exercise for active adults, baby boomers, seniors and anyone else who loves to dance their way to health.

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MUSIC

Classical & Live Opera Streams

This website has an extensive list of classical music organizations live-streaming, or that have made their concert archives available online.

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MUSIC

Jazz Now Radio

A tour of progressive, standard, urban, avant garde and smooth jazz, with Ed. Often featuring interviews with jazz musicians.

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GAMES

Fun Online Games

Enjoy tons of fun games including Solitaire, Virtual Pool and Scramble from home.

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SOCIAL

Learn to Zoom

This site from Senior Planet, teaches you how to ZOOM. ZOOM is a way to meet with friends, family or associates on your computer screen. You can see and hear them, and they can see and hear you right in the present time. The instructions are spread out on nine pages, with pictures to guide you.

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SPORTS

Free Pickleball Training at Home

PickleballCentral, a reputable business we actually purchase our equipment from, has a blog with interesting content for pickleball players. This particular blog post features Simone Jardim, one of the sports' top players, providing free pickleball training at home videos. Each video (40 mins, 3 videos) provides training, strategy talk and demonstrations.

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WELLNESS/FITNESS

20-Minute Exercise Routine

A 20-minute video of light aerobics.

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20 Resistance Band Exercises

This website shows you how to do an overall body strength workout in your home using stretch bands.

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55+ Virtual Fitness Classes

Holy Cross is offering free virtual health and wellness workshops on their website for Seniors 55+. These Living Well workshops have a theme of self-management, offering ways to improve your ability to manage your health.

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Chair Exercises

Easy chair exercises for individuals 55 and over.

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Create Calm

Create Calm conducts online and in-person mindfulness and movement classes for children and adults. Find free resources, including instructional videos on yoga for stress relief, yoga for children, and meditions on our YouTube channel.

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Get Started with Exercise

Infromation about older adults getting started with exercise from NIH.

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Fitness Apps to Stay Moving and Active

Eating too many quarantine cookies? There's an app for that. Coach Corey recommends
five apps to keep you active and moving while at home.

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Floor Exercises

Simple floor exercises modified for individuals 55 and over.

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Hatha Yoga and Stress Management

We offer this as a paid virtual class. If you are interested, register here.

Learn to handle the stresses of daily life with breathing exercises that help connect body and mind. Become better acquainted with your body through yoga poses (asanas) that increase flexibility and strength and help keep the body in good alignment.

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WELLNESS/FITNESS

Improve your Balance in 5 minutes!

Do these five exercises at home to improve your balance.

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Standing Ab Workout For Seniors

This standing ab workout uses a weight to tighten the midsection, strengthen the core, improve balance and reduce lower back pain.

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VIRTUAL TOURS

European Union Open House

Join other seniors online for the European Union open house, featuring various cultural activities around the world. Event is open until May 31.

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VIRTUAL TOURS

Keukenhof Holland

Keukenhof Holland's tulip gardens are virtually open with many videos touring the famed gardens.

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VIRTUAL TOURS

See Museums and the World without Leaving Home

Visit the top 10 virtual tours of musuems and the world without leaving home.

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VIRTUAL TOURS

Spring Ephemerals at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

We planned to visit the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden this May. Please enjoy this virtual tour of the Spring Ephemerals: Virginia bluebells, Trillium and Epimedium.

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VIRTUAL TOURS

Visit the Chile National Museum of History

Tired of watching the same TV shows? Take a tour of the Chile Museo Histórico Nacional from home.

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VIRTUAL TOURS

Visit the Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens

We missed the opportunity to visit the Hillwood Museum Mansion this past April, however, you can enjoy many videos online of the museum and garden.

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VIRTUAL TOURS

Visit the Waddeson Manor of United Kingdom

Tired of Netflix? Take a virtual tour of the ornate Waddeson Manor of United Kingdom.

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S.T.E.A.M.

Camp Fire Everywhere for Everyone Activities

These activities have been prepared by Camp Fire Staff. They are designed to help you during the time of the Quarantine.

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WELLNESS/FITNESS

DIY Sensory Toys and Sensory Play Activities

DIY sensory toys and sensory play activities for some awesome sensory play you can do at home using nothing more than water beads aka Orbeez and water balloons.

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Exercises for Child with Cerebral Palsy

A video of head control exercises for a child with Cerebral Palsy. Review techniques to reduce stiffness, encourage strength and control.

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Improve Your Child's Fine & Gross Motor Activities at Home

This video activity shows several fun ways you can work with your child on his or her fine motor skills and gross motor skills.

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Therapeutic Zumba

Join us for a pre-recorded Therapeuitc Zumba tutorial. Fun and fitness for all ages.

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Wheelchair Yoga for Beginners

Check out this Yoga video. It's perfect for beginners or those with limited movement.

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VIRTUAL TOURS

Visit the National Aquarium Live Cams

See the live cams inside the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland.

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