Center of Attention

Center of Attention

Potomac Community Center

The Potomac Community Center provides a variety of recreational activities for people of all ages, while creating a sense of community and commitment to each member of the Potomac community. Surrounded by foosball tables, sports equipment, ice cream machines, a variety of toys and a jukebox, local residents of all ages take advantage of all that the Potomac Community Center has to offer.

"There’s something for everybody at this place," said Linda Barlock, the Recreation Specialist at the community center.

Barlock is correct. From their signature program Club Friday to their multitude of activities for senior citizens, people of all age groups and backgrounds can find their niche at the Potomac Community Center.

In addition to Club Friday, the Potomac Community Center hosts countless activities for the children of the Potomac community. Classes spanning all areas of interest are held weekly at the center such as Kids Dance, a class in which 3 to 6 year old children are introduced to dance, rhythm, and coordination. During the summer months, Sportzone Camp and Camp Imagination are held at the Potomac Community Center. Through these camps, students can hone their skills in a variety of areas while becoming more familiar with the members of their community.

However, the Potomac Community Center does not only focus on children. Seniors ages 55 and over are invited to join in what the Potomac community center calls, "a place to make friends, to receive useful information, and to enjoy activities. In other words…a happening place."

FOR THOSE seeking a more rigorous fitness challenge, the Potomac Community Center boasts a full size gymnasium that includes basketball, volleyball, and badminton courts. The gymnasium is also used for a variety of organized leagues, competitions, and instructional programs. Additionally, it is routinely scheduled for self-directed 'open gym' play. Next door, members are able to take advantage of the exercise/weight room which is equipped with a full circuit of self-administered weight machines and exercise bicycles.

Those who are feeling creative can find their niche in the art rooms that the Potomac Community Center includes. These rooms, fully equipped with worktables, potters wheels and kilns are constantly scheduled with instructional programs and opportunities for self directed participation.

Overall, the Potomac Community Center has something for each member of the Potomac Community, young or old. Barlock calls the Potomac community a "very proactive and welcoming community," and invites all to join in the multitude of events that the Potomac Community Center has to offer.


* Family Fun Fest — Friday, Sept. 29, 5-8 p.m.. Carnival games, DJ, Clowns, Moon Bounces, Snack Bar, etc. $5 admission

* Family Bingo Night — Friday, Sept. 29, 8-9:30 p.m.. Play all night for prizes and gift certificates. $5 plays all games

* Halloween Happening — Sunday, Oct. 29 12:30-3 p.m., Costume parade, games, crafts, bingo. Ages preschool -12 years. Free

* Community Flea Market/Yard Sale — Saturday, Nov. 4, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Vendor tables, $25. Buyers admitted free.

* Table Tennis Tournament — Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11-12, all levels, applications available in Oct.

* Drug Awareness Open House/ Carnival — Friday, Dec. 15, 7-10 p.m., Games, Moon Bounce, DJ, Laser Tag ($5), Snack Bar, Ages 7-13

* Club Friday for grades 3 through 6. Applications available and registration held from Sept. 1 through Sept. 10.