This year's SRC Picnic will be held Friday, June 5th. Please see the May Newsletter or speak to your activity coordinator for details, and sign up by May 27th.
Many SRC activities are held at the Talley Center, so we wanted to let people know that parking is now restricted on W. Second Street because of street reconstruction. This could take between 4 and 6 weeks to complete. People may wish to allow extra time when parking further away from the center.
The next easy hike is scheduled for Tuesday, May 24th. Gambill Yellow Trail, a shortened version. Please note we will be walking along the ridge with some elevation changes and rocky surfaces. Carpool from Boscov or meet at the top parking lot. Contact Regine at 301-676-0665 to sign up.
Bocce season has begun! Come play pickup games every Sunday at 6 PM at the courts located in Baker Park. You do not have to be a member of the Frederick Bocce Club to participate. These are free and open to the public.
Bocce league teams are set and games are played each Wednesday evening. Come on out and root for your favorite team!
SRC Bocce has use of the courts every Friday morning, 8-noon. Equipment may be borrowed from the recreation desk at the Talley Center.
Bridge has now resumed in both places. Bridge meets at Creekside at Taskers Chance Senior Apartments each Tuesday at 9am. Contact Pat at 240-651-5651 or firstname.lastname@example.org NEW PEOPLE CAN SIGN UP WITH PAT
Thursday Bridge is held at the Spring Ridge Senior Apartments from 1-4. Contact Judy at 336-662-2889 .
"If you’ve never tried duckpin bowling, consider giving it a try. We don’t play in teams, we just bowl along with everybody else. We’re all amateurs, though once in a while someone just can’t help bowling like a champ: like this past January, when Susan had 4 strikes in a row! Wow! There she is, front and center in a black diamond vest."
Rick Reid has been our SRC exercise instructor for several months. He continues to find ways to challenge us with new cardio moves and strength training exercises.
Rick has been interested in fitness since his mid-thirties when he began running 10K races, and completed a marathon at 38. When he developed osteoarthritis in both knees he started working out in a gym setting to maintain his cardio health while increasing total body strength through weight training. Upon retirement at 57 Rick pursued certification as a personal trainer, and has been training individuals from the teens up through the nineties. He truly enjoys what he does, and now as a 67-year-old grandfather of 3 has an even greater incentive to stay physically and mentally fit.
Held at the Walkersville Recreation center on Tuesday evenings from November through April. We meet from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Call Adrian at 301-662-6623.
We meet in Frederick and then head out of town to rail trails, the C&O Towpath, battlefields, and other parks and byways. Trails are off road and many are paved. We ride from April into November, usually every other Thursday. Contact Kathy at 301-606-0064.
SRC Bocce has begun. SRC members will be able to play through September 30th each Friday from 8:00 a.m. until noon. The courts will be reserved for SRC members. Contact Terri Baker at 301-508-0283 or email@example.com for more information.
We have two book groups that meet monthly.
The Taney Book Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at the Frederick Senior Center on Taney Avenue. Call Mary Ann at 301-662-6199.
The Talley Book Group normally meets on the third Monday of each month at 10:15 at the William R. Talley recreation Center on the corner of Second and Bentz Street. Contact Jane at 501-658-8680 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday Bridge meets at Creekside at Taskers Chance Senior Apartments each Tuesday from 8:45 a.m. – noon. Contact Pat at 240-651-5651 or email@example.com
Thursday Bridge is held at the Spring Ridge Senior Apartments on Thursdays from 1-4. Contact Judy at 336-662-2889 .
Our Duckpin bowling group meets on Thursday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Walkersville Bowling Center. The cost is less than $3 per game. We always welcome new bowlers. You may reach Gerry at 240-651-1865.
Golden Tones Senior Chorus
The Golden Tones practice at the Frederick Senior Center on Taney Avenue each Monday at 1:30 p.m. Each week we perform at one of the nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or a senior center in Frederick County. Our repertoire includes show tunes, popular standards, and familiar tunes that audiences remember from past years. Contact Mary Ann at 301-371-7533.
Held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the William R. Talley Recreation Center on the corner of Second and Bentz Street. We start at 9:00 a.m., but participants should arrive at 8:50 to sign in and pay the fee of $2. Call Sally at 301-906-1296.
Our easy hikes are from 3 to 6 miles on terrain with good footing and little or no elevation change. The pace is adjusted to the speed of the group. We hike on Tuesdays from April-June and September-October (weather permitting). (Currently looking for a hike coordinator)
These hikes are for more advanced hikers. They are 5-7 miles in length on uneven ground and hills. To join us on moderate hikes you must first participate in an easy hike. Like the easy hikes we hike from April-June and September-October (weather permitting). Easy hikes and moderate hikes are on alternate Tuesdays. Call Ray at 301-662-6315.
We play softball at Pinecliff Park from April through September. We practice on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. Games begin in May and are held on Fridays at 6:30 & 8:30 p.m. This SRC activity is open to women over 40 and men over 50. Call Adrian at 301-662-6623.
Frederick County Association of Recreation Councils
Frederick News-Post Senior Living
Information about current SRC programs and activities can be found in the Senior Living section of the Frederick News-Post.
Frederick County Senior Services Division
Frederick County information and resources for seniors- includes links to Virtual Learning and the Resource Directory (blue book).
The Frederick County Senior Recreation Council follows the guidelines of Frederick County Public Schools when weather is bad. If schools are closed or delayed our activities are cancelled. Information is provided on television (FCPS- Channel 18 and other local stations) and radio, and on the Frederick County Public Schools website.
Please join the SRC so that you can participate in our activities. You must register for the Senior Recreation Council each year to remain a member and access the newsletter online or receive a hard copy.