It’s Electrifying at the Montgomery Senior Center

Members of the Center had a rollicking good time when they performed “Scenes from Grease – Montgomery Senior Center Style!”

Post Date:02/20/2018 3:46 PM

MONTGOMERY – Dressed in period costume, members of the Montgomery Senior Center had fun rocking to the beat as they performed their own rendition of songs from the musical Grease. The show, titled “Scenes from Grease – Montgomery Senior Center Style,” was held Jan. 31 at the facility, located in the Otto Kaufmann Community Center at 356 Skillman Road.

In front of a filled-to-capacity crowd, costumed participants performed, sang and danced. They also changed their own scenery between acts. Featured in the “orchestra” were members of the center’s ukulele band, known as “The Full Monty Uke Band.”

“Scenes from GREASE” was created in partnership with The Coffee House Project INC, a local non-profit agency directed by John Fitzpatrick. The agency’s Second Story Band performed in concert with the center’s Ukulele band.

Costumes, choreography and set design were produced by center members under the direction of Senior Center Manager Denise Crowley, with assistance from Associate Elyse Rufulo.

The action–packed show was emceed by Colleen Hart, a communications major at Rutgers University.  Kevin DiRocco, grandson of members Marie & John DiRocco, sang “Hopelessly Devoted” and “Blue Moon.”

Somerset County-operated senior centers offer a wide range of experiences, including themed events, such as this performance of “GREASE,” which incorporate physical activity and mental stimulation, e.g. creating costumes and props and learning dance moves and song lyrics.

The centers also offer a nutritionally balanced lunch, Monday through Friday, for a suggested donation of $2.50, for individuals age 60 and above. Menus include hot meat-based and meatless entrées or boxed lunches that include meat-based and meatless options.

Center programs are funded in part through the Older Americans Act and the county Board of Chosen Freeholders. Many of the programs and activities are made possible through partnerships, volunteers and the generosity of donors who pay instructor and presentation fees.

For more information, contact the Somerset County Montgomery Senior Center at (609) 466-0846.

Spring-Summer Newsletter 2018 Is Here!!

The Spring-Summer Newsletter is Hot off the Press!

The Spring-Summer Newsletter is now available. Please click here to view it.

Registration starts on March 1st at 8am. 

You can either visit https://register.communitypass.net/montgomery and pay with a CC (remember there is a 2.99% fee for cc) or stop by the OKCC to pay with check, exact cash or a credit card.

You should be receiving your newsletter at home by sometime next week. Once you receive your newsletter please check out our poll on Facebook.

Any questions please reach out to the Recreation Department 609-466-3023 or recreation@twp.montgomery.nj.us

 

 

College Admissions 101 Seminar

* Free Workshop *

No matter where you want to go to college there are always things you can do to improve your chances of admission. Grades, test scores, activities, essays and interviews–we’ll cover all the elements at this seminar. We’ll also share Collegewise strategies to make you a stronger applicant and you avoid the most common mistakes. Perfect for sophomores, juniors and parents.

Tuesday, February 27, 7pm

Location: OKCC Senior Center

               Presenter: Collegewise Director of college counseling

Vince Valenzuela, former assistant director of admission at Villanova University.   Website: www.collegewise.com

Kids on the Move

 

Kids on the move

Program reinforces healthy exercise-based habits for 5th and 6th graders. Kids meet biweekly for 8 weeks and participate in different training activities like functional, circuit, and team building training while also developing essential resiliency skills.
Click here to download the form with permission slip.
March 20th – May 15th  2018   
Tuesdays & Wednesdays (No class during spring break 3/29-4/6)
LMS MAIN GYM
3:00pm – 4:00pm

All participants receive a free Kids on the Move T-shirt.

Program made possible by the Montgomery Township Health Department, Montgomery-Rocky Hill Youth Services Commission and Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

To register online, go to http://health.montgomery.nj.us/kom/

Deadline to Register March 16, 2018

For more information, contact Devangi Patel
(908) 533-9331 or email dpatel@twp.montgomery.nj.us

Montgomery Baseball League to offer Girls Softball Program in Spring 2018!

The Spring Registration and Community Event will feature professional baseball player Josh Prevost, currently a Pitcher in the New York Mets minor league system.

Prevost, a former resident who played on both the MBL Rec and High School level, will be on hand to sign autographs and talk about his journey to the pros before he heads out to Spring training.  Josh is truly appreciative of his achievements thus far in the sport he loves and wishes to impart to young players lessons learned from his valuable experiences. Don’t miss out on this great event!

The first 50 kids (ages 4 – 18) accompanied by a parent/guardian who come to the event wearing a Montgomery Baseball, Montgomery Softball or NY METS baseball cap will get a $5 Thomas Sweets gift card.

Montgomery Baseball League representatives will be on hand to answer questions about our programs, share other community events we have planned throughout the year and assist with Spring Rec baseball registrations.  MBL Travel Team Players will be selling 2018 Cougar Cards with discounts at popular local merchants.  Even if you are not planning to register for MBL, come on down to this community-wide event, enjoy some great coffee, ice cream, soup, sandwiches, pastries at Thomas Sweet and talk some baseball and help us “Think Spring”!

Open to all boys and girls who reside in Montgomery, Rocky Hill and Princeton*!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY

If you have any questions, please send an email to:
Ryan Quillen (irishq@hotmail.com) or Eric Rossman (ercrssmn@aol.com)

 

*Princeton residents ages 4 – 12 are eligible to play Montgomery Baseball under the Cal Ripken Charter.
*Princeton residents ages 13-18 are covered by the West Windsor Baseball Babe Ruth Charter and therefore are not permitted to play in Montgomery.