April 2018
April showers bring May flowers...and new programs!! No matter the weather, we have you covered. New programs for the spring will be published in the Voices newspaper on April 4th! Look for our insert! New programs will also be available for online registration on April 4th. 

As weather can be unpredictable, please check our
website  for all of the up-to-date information regarding all of our programs.  In the event of any changes to programs (including rain dates), our website will have the current class make-up and cancellation information!  If you're not sure, you can always call our office or email us at the information below. 

WOW (What's On in Woodbury) is continuing to bring you events, offered completely FREE of charge! For updates about all things WOW, please visit WOW's website, If you would like to receive the WOW newsletter, please email

Thank you for your continued support in keeping Woodbury a clean, happy and beautiful place to live and play! If you have questions regarding this newsletter, please feel free to call 203-263-3113 or email

Woodbury Parks & Recreation

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We love to include information about as many community 'happenings' as we can, but space is limited in this newsletter.

 For a complete listing of what is happening in Woodbury please visit the town's calendar .


New programs for the spring will be published in the Voices newspaper on April 4th! Look for our insert! 

Programs will not be available for registration until April 4th. As a result, some links may not work until April 4th or may take you to the current class. Please try again on April 4th.
Getting Jiggy: Irish Step Dancing
Saturdays, 10:30 - 11:30 AM **NEW Date & Time**
4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 6/2
Old Town Hall

Let your child experience the history and culture of Ireland!  Taught by World Renown Dancing Competitors and Instructors Catie and Hali whose goal is to provide superior Irish Dance instruction to build confidence and enrich the lives of our students.  

The kids should bring a smile and a pair of listening ears!  Sneakers or any type of soft dancing shoe, comfortable clothes and a water bottle.  Information about purchasing formal Irish Dancing Gillies (shoes) and Irish Dance Practice music will be given the first week of class.  Parents are encouraged to drop off students and can watch during the "open class" on the last week.  Family and friends are welcome to attend the class performance, there will be plenty of photo ops to capture the action.

Click here to register!
Vision Board Workshop
Saturday, April 21st
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Parks and Rec House

Do you have a goal? A dream or perhaps a vision you would like to see come to life? Did you know you have the power to create all things you desire? Come join me as I teach you a fun creative and easy way to manifest all your wants and needs. During this class you will learn an exciting technique that will bring you closer to the things you desire. Join the party! You don't want to miss this!

Tree Care
Saturday, April 7th or 14th
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Meet at Shove Building (281 Main Street South)

Area residents are invited to a seminar on tree care sponsored by the Woodbury Shade Tree and Sidewalk Committee and the Park and Recreation Department.  Harris "Bud" Neal of Neal Tree Service will discuss and show proper ways to prune and trim your trees.  The one day program, which includes hands-on tree trimming experience, will be held on Saturday April 1st or 8th,from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Shove Building, 281 Main Street South.

The seminar is free. Registration: 203-263-2141 or 203-263-3113.
Beekeeping 101
Saturday, April 14th
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rec House


Have you always wanted to keep honeybees but not known how to get started? The Woodbury Recreation Dept. will be hosting a honeybee keeping class. Mike Rice of Mike's Beehives LLC will be instructing the class. He will go over the beginning steps of honeybee keeping which include: An explanation of each hive part, installing bees into the hive, feeding your bees, the life cycle of a bee, how to register your bees with the state of Connecticut and why they should be registered, the different roles of each bee, some of the typical problems you might encounter in honeybee keeping and harvesting honey. Mike will bring all the equipment needed to cover all aspects of bee keeping!

Drop In Volleyball
Thursdays, 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Woodbury Middle School Gym

Haven't played for a while but would like to? Maybe you have never played before but would like to give it a try? This program is for everyone who would like to get some exercise while having fun playing volleyball. This group would adhere to a clear set of rules (modified USVBA rules) and would expect clean play and competition. Register and join anytime during the season.

Men's Drop In Basketball
Mondays, 7:30 - 9:30 PM
See schedule details on website
Woodbury Middle School Gym


Love basketball or just keeping fit? Then this is the night for you! There is no fee, but please register so that we may be able to contact you with changes in facility, cancellations etc.

Spring Clean Up Day
Saturday, April 7th
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hollow Park

Sign up starts at 8am at Hollow Park.  Sign your group in at the Hollow, or work independently, all are welcome to help!  Bags and gloves provided.
Enjoy Chili and hotdogs after the work is done around noon at Hollow Park. Sponsored by the Woodbury Conservation Commission.

For more information call Jeff Sherman, 203 263 5408 or email him at
Earth Day
Saturday, April 21st
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Hollow Park

For more information please visit
New Morning Goodie Bar

New Morning Market's healthy options are now even more convenient for families on-the-go. Starting in April, healthy food for happy kids (and parents too!) will be available at the Goodie Bar in Hollow Park. Grab a last-minute snack or pick out your picnic lunch at our newly launching concession stand.
Open seasonally April through October, the Goodie Bar is your go-to for New Morning's signature house-made baked goods and sandwiches. Whether you're looking for a hot or cold cup of coffee on your morning walk with Fido, to refuel post-workout, or to treat the kids after practice, the Goodie Bar offers healthy and sustainable options for breakfast, snack, and lunch. Vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free choices are available!
Seasonal Hours
Saturday 8:30-2:30
Sunday 10:30-4:30
Wednesday 2:30-8:30
Friday 8:30-3:30
Saturday 8:30-2:30
Sunday 10:30-4:30
Saturday 8:30-2:30
Sunday 10:30-4:30

Horse Riding
Saturdays, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26
Daffodil Hill Farm (138 Minortown Road, Woodbury)

 safe place to learn horsemanship and riding at all levels, or to improve your current riding skills. The classes are rain or shine, there is an indoor riding area. Please wear long pants and shoes or boots with a heel. If you have questions please call Jessica Thomas at 203-217-2302.

Pickleball for Middle Schoolers
Tuesdays, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29
Woodbury Middle School Tennis Courts (If raining, it is cancelled)

Pickleball is this country's fastest growing sport so join us now to learn how to play and be a part of this growing sports trend! This is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn and develop their skills quickly. It is played with a paddle and plastic balls with holes in them which will be provided for this program. So just come along and join in the fun!

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
4/4, 4/25, 5/9, 5/23, 6/6
Woodbury Middle School Gym

Badminton for intermediate players.  Players should have a knowledge of the competitive game for both doubles and singles including the rules for each. No instructor, just an evening to come and enjoy playing the game.  Please bring your own racquets and shuttlecock.

Yoga Teacher Training Information Session
Thursday, April 19th
6:00 - 7:00 PM

 safe place to learn horsemanship and riding at all levels, or to improve your current riding skills. The classes are rain or shine, there is an indoor riding area. Please wear long pants and shoes or boots with a heel. If you have questions please call Jessica Thomas at 203-217-2302.

Introduction to Dog Training
Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30
Location TBD

Come join a fun introductory training class for dogs. We will cover behaviors including sit, down, stay, come and walking on leash. All dogs should be current on all of their vaccinations and proof of such will be required prior to the start of class. No dogs with aggression issues please.

Pickleball for Adults
Mondays & Wednesdays, beginning April 23
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Woodbury Middle School Tennis Courts (If raining, it is cancelled)

Pickleball is here in Woodbury! This sport has been described as a that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong, it is fun and energizing, haven't heard of it? Heard of it but don't know how to play? That's ok, we will have an instructor so come and find out what pickleball is all about.

Region 14 & ASAP Present "Breaking Points"
Wednesday, April 4
7:00 PM
Woodbury Middle School Library

BREAKING POINTS, is a 30-minute documentary that explores the stress and pressures our teens face every day, as well as the unhealthy ways that many of them cope, including abusing prescription stimulants.
Followed by a Panel Discussion and Q&A. 

Christina Fensore, Director of Student Services, Region 14 Schools
Dr. Mark Beitel, Executive Director, Westport Day School
Sgt. Joseph Roden, Connecticut State Police, Woodbury Resident Trooper
Dr. Richard Grayson, Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Starting Point Neuropsychological Services
Ted Guastello, Vice President of Operations, Newport Academy 

Kindly RSVP by April 2nd to:

Woodbury Baseball & Softball 5K
Sunday, April 8th
10:00 AM
Hollow Park (43 Hollow Road, Woodbury)

"XC 5K at the Hollow" will be a fun activity available to all participants and supporters of our program. It's a 5K race/walk and a Kids Run for the little ones. We'll mix in some baseball themes and prizes and all enjoy a (hopefully) warm Sunday in April as we get ready for the season.

Learn more and register here.
Drug Take Back
Saturday, April 28th
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Woodbury Police Department