Newsletter
January 2018
Happy New Year! 2018 is here and we're ready to help you stick to your resolutions! Programs will be released in the Voices Newspaper this Wednesday, January 3rd. They will also go live on our website that day. You can begin registering then.

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, wowbury.org. If you would like to receive the WOW newsletter, please email wow@woodburyct.org.

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 jmiller@woodburyct.org.

Sincerely, 
Woodbury Parks & Recreation
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Looking to buy a WOW token or for more information about them? Click here! Tokens can be purchased at the Library, Senior Center, and Parks and Recreation during regular business hours.  
Community Listings:  
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 .
My Grown Up & Me
Tuesday, January 23
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Rec. House


Come paint, shimmy, paste, and squish your way through a variety of creative projects with The Clever Crayon! Moms, Dads and caregivers will meet new friends and create lasting memories while making hand-print animals and crepe paper collage, exploring sensory materials, reading, singing and so much more! Watch your child build fine motor and social skills in a safe, imaginative and fun filled environment. We can't wait to see you there!
 
Click here to register!
Open Classes at Main Street Ballet
Dates and  Times Vary
Main Street Ballet

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Drop in classes at Main Street Ballet. 
Barre/conditioning class for teens and adults. Ballet for adults. Musical theatre/contemporary for ages 13 and up.

Ages Teen- Adult: Barre/Conditioning  
Tuesdays, 6:15-7:30 PM 
Adult: Ballet
Fridays, 9:00-10:30 AM
Ages 13 - Adult: Musical Theatre/Contemporary
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 PM
Fee:   $15/class

Science and Art
Wednesdays,  2:45 - 3:45 PM
1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28
Mitchell Elementary School



This class will combine the wonderful world of science with the creative world of art! We will do a variety of experiments and turn them into works of art! Projects include erupting volcanoes with baking soda and vinegar, magnetic slime, milk art and more! Children with enjoy exploring various reactions, textures, and color mixing while socializing and learning with friends old and new!

After School Lego
Mondays,  3:15 - 4:30 PM
1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5
Mitchell Elementary School



Stay after school for a fun time building with friends. Lego club is a creative way to end the day, who doesn't love to play with Legos?!

Poetry is My Superpower
Thursdays,  4:00 - 5:00 PM
1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1
Rec. House



Poetry is my Superpower is a six week poetry workshop for writers in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. Each session will begin with an anchor poem-- a poem whose theme or style will guide the learning on that day. Some topic include: spoken word poetry, using poetry to synthesize non-fiction research, and poetry as activism. Following a discussion of the anchor poem, style and technique, writers will have the opportunity to craft, edit, and share their own poems. Writers will learn the importance of finding a community to share, collaborate, and encourage. There will be a reading immediately following the final session.

Volleyball for High School Girls and Adult Women
Thursdays,  6:00 - 7:30 PM
2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8
Woodbury Middle School Gym



HS girls and adult women, here is your chance to make a positive difference in your volleyball skills and knowledge. High school players with a minimum of JV, club, or varsity volleyball experience and adult women with some organized league experience are eligible to train with Coach Fred Raymond. Coach Raymond holds a CT coaching certificate and has a background that includes  12 years as a  Head girl's coach  at the high school level , boy's high school coach, CT Juniors club experience as a head boys coach having won a New England U17 championship, founder and director of Performance Volleyball clinics, as well as training players at the D1, D2, and D3 college levels. He has also trained a past Regional Alternate to the USA boy's national team. Coach Raymond has been involved in the sport since 1975 as a player, coach, referee, and league organizer and clinician.

Click here to register!
Self Defense for Middle Schoolers
Grades 6-8
Wednesdays, 1:45 - 2:45 PM
1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28
Woodbury Middle School Cafeteria



This 6 week program is designed to empower the youth of our community. This program will build confidence, improve both physical and mental strength, and will teach skills that will help protect against a violent attack. The program is based on the combat system of Krav Maga. Krav Maga is not a martial art and considered by many to be the best system for realistic street self-defense. This foundational self-defense training program is designed to be taken by individuals with no previous experience in a supportive, encouraging group environment.

Drop In Volleyball
Thursdays, 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Dates: TBD
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.

Zumba
Mondays, 7:30 - 8:30 PM
1/22*, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12
Old Town Hall



Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That's exactly what the Zumba® program is all about. It's an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party™ that's moving millions of people toward joy and health. Zumba® FITNESS is a Fusion of Latin and International music and dance themes. The routines are simple and feature intermittent and resistance training that are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat with a combo of slow and fast rhythms. Come join us in this FEEL HAPPY Workout! No experience necessary. You'll burn hundreds of calories and not even know it! Burn Up to 1,000 CALORIES in 1-HOUR!!!!

**FREE TRIAL CLASS: 1/22**
Come see if Zumba is for you! Try the class for free. 

Boot Camp
Wednesdays, 7:15 - 8:15 AM
1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28
Old Town Hall

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Boot camp is a challenging circuit style mix of functional training and cardio timed drills for a total body workout. The focus is on muscle and core strength, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility.

Self Defense for Adults
Thursdays, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1
Old Town Hall

self defense

This 6 week program is designed to empower the adults of our community. This program will build confidence, improve both physical and mental strength, and will teach skills that will help protect against a violent attack. The program is based on the combat system of Krav Maga. Krav Maga is not a martial art and considered by many to be the best system for realistic street self-defense. This foundational self-defense training program is designed to be taken by individuals with no previous experience in a supportive, encouraging group environment.

Yoga Art
Tuesday, January 23
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rec. House



In this artistically-active class, children will enjoy creating a unique and seasonal art project followed by theme related yoga movement, music and games. The perfect way to break up the day!

Programs for Young Dancers
Begins Saturday, January 20
Times Vary
Main Street Ballet



Choose your age group, choose your time, and come join in the fun.   The younger ones will enjoy an innovative and wondrous dance adventure using story, music, dance, and props to stimulate their imaginations, build coordination, and learn the fundamentals of ballet technique.  Exercises work toward increasing attention span and developing the dancer's imaginative talents.

As they get a little older the dancers will still use their imaginations and bring the magical world to life through dance and music, all based in the world of ballet. 

Then older still they will be introduced to the building blocks of ballet technique in a fun and playful way.  Using imagery, rhyme, song, and imagination your dancer will develop coordination, strength, and a solid foundation for moving correctly and safely.

Girls Volleyball for Beginners
Thursdays,  6:00 - 7:30 PM
2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8
Woodbury Middle School Gym



Girls, here is your chance to make a difference in your volleyball career. Middle school girls with little to no experience will train with Coach Sandy, learning individual and team skills to prepare you for high school tryouts. Coach Sandy is a CT high school certified coach, high school assistant coach and Captain of Team CT volleyball team.

Horseback Riding
Saturdays, Beginning January 27
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Daffodil Hill Farm



A 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.

Power of Pictures: Grades 6-8
Thursdays,  2:15 - 4:00 PM
1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/8, 3/15
Woodbury Middle School Cafeteria



Power of Pictures is a fun, creative process using cut out images and collage making.  Children will create their own story cards, and then will build their stories (without the anxiety that may come with writing!).  Children will have an opportunity to share (optional) their own, and then to be an active listener for each other.

Power of Pictures: Grades K-5
Fridays,  3:15 - 4:45 PM
1/26, 2/9, 2/23, 3/9, 3/16
Mitchell Elementary School Art Room



Power of Pictures is a fun, creative process using cut out images and collage making.  Children will create their own story cards, and then will build their stories (without the anxiety that may come with writing!).  Children will have an opportunity to share (optional) their own, and then to be an active listener for each other.

Getting Jiggy: Irish Step Dancing
Grades K-5
Thursdays, 4:15 - 5:15 PM
1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1
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.

After School with Mr. K
Gymnastics
Grades K-2
Tuesdays, 3:35 - 4:30 PM
3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10
Mitchell Elementary School

Grades 3-5
Thursdays, 3:35 - 4:30 PM
3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12
Mitchell Elementary School



Join Mr, K for one or all of these after school programs!  Keep busy and run off some steam while learning new skills through fun games with a different emphasis each session. Gymnastics is always a favorite and fills quickly! Secure your child's space by registering today.

Yoga
Mondays, 6:15 - 7:15 PM
1/22, 1/29, , 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5
Old Town Hall

Thursdays, 9:00 - 10:00 AM
1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1
Old Town Hall



Kripalu Vinyasa moves through active, breath guided, flowing postures, allowing students to fully embody alignment and movement both energetically and physically. The sequences integrate standing, hip openers, forward bends, twists, back bends, arm balances, inversions and restorative postures. The benefits include strengthening and stretching muscles, increasing bone density, releasing tension, and centering body-mind.

Nutrition and Weights
Mondays,  7:15 - 8:15 AM or 7:30 - 8:30 PM
1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5
AM Classes: Rec. House
PM Classes: Woodbury Senior Center



Nutrition and Weights  is a total body conditioning with weights class and a nutrition class for weight balance.  The 30-minute Nutrition Class includes basic nutrition guidelines, daily food and exercise tracking, recipes for nutrient dense meals, estimated serving sizes, reading food labels, balancing fats, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water, weekly weigh-ins and group support. 
 
The 30-minute Total Body Conditioning with Weights Class includes strengthening and stretching all major muscle groups.  It is designed to increase lean muscle tissue and boost metabolism.  A core workout will conclude the class. Please bring one set of weights. Contact Megan if you need to know where to purchase one. Megan Lutz www.peacefulwaywellness.com

A $5 manual fee is payable at the first class.

Free Movie Friday: Cars 3
Friday, January 26
6:30 PM
Woodbury Senior Community Center  



Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast cars, the legendary Lighting McQueen finds himself pushed out of the sport that he loves. Hoping to get back in the game, he turns to Cruz Ramirez, an eager young technician who has her own plans for winning. With inspiration from the Fabulous Hudson Ho rnet and a few unexpected turns, No. 95 prepares to compete on Piston Cup Racing's biggest stage.

As always there is no admission but a suggested donation of a non perishable food item or toiletry to assist the Woodbury Food Bank would be appreciated!

Bring a blanket, a pillow, wear your pjs, and come enjoy the movie!