October 2017
Fall is in full swing in our beautiful corner of New England! October kicks off with WOW's Fall Fest on Sunday, October 1st. There are several programs for adults and kids starting in October. Then the month closes out with Free Movie Friday and Trick or Trunk!

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
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 .
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Ready to help transform Hollow Park? Now, when you sign up for programs you'll be asked if you'd like to donate $5 to the Playground Fund. Simply enter the code found on the program's page for which you are registering  at checkout. Questions? Let us know
WOW Tokens
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.  
Yoga Teacher Training 
Begins October 13th
Times and Dates Vary
Old Town Hall

Megan Lutz's Yoga Alliance 200-hour level yoga teacher training certification program promotes the practical, technical, teaching methodology, philosophy, lifestyle, ethics and business aspects of teaching yoga. As a student of her training you will also tap into the healing aspects of yoga, discover what brings you peace and understand the benefits of embracing where you are in your life. You will learn to maintain a sense of steadiness and ease during times of stress and uncertainty along accessing your deepest inspiration, inherent creativity and self-awareness. Questions regarding the training: / (203)-733-6494

M ondays & Wednesdays
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
WMS Tennis Courts ( Rain: Old Town Hall)

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.
Pickleball will be played on the WMS courts as long as weather permits.

After School with Mr. K: Basketball
Tuesdays, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24
Mitchell Elementary School-Gym


Join Mr. K, MES's gym teacher, for fun after school basketball! Burn off some steam, learn skills, and spend time with new and old friends!

Getting Jiggy: Irish Step Dancing
Fridays, beginning Nov. 3
4:30 - 5:30 PM
Rec. House

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.

Plan of Conservation and Development Update
Wants your opinion! 

The Town of Woodbury has begun the process of updating the Town Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD). The POCD is a guidance document that sets policy priorities for the physical, environmental, economic and social future of the Town. POCDs contain goals and visions along with recommended actions that assist in achieving these goals. The planning process involves assessing current conditions and trends in order to develop reasonable goals and strategies and engaging the community in a dialogue on its future.

As part of the process the Town is issuing an initial online survey to solicit public input. The survey is intended to gather information from residents that will assist in the development of the POCD update. Please note that this is an initial survey and additional public input will be solicited as the update process progresses. Your input is essential to this process and we thank you for taking the time to complete the survey.

The Connecticut Summer Opera Foundation (CSOF) will host its fifth anniversary gala on Saturday, October 7th at 7 PM at Old Town Hall Woodbury.
Operatic highlights, ballet, hors d'oeuvres, libations and desserts Tickets : 30 dollars (Sponsor)
50 dollars (Patron - listing in program) Checks to "CSOF" can be sent to:
CSOF P. O. Box 112 Woodbury CT 06798

Pilates Mat
Beginning Oct.31
9:00 - 10:00 AM
Old Town Hall

Beginning Nov. 1
6:15 - 7:15 PM
Old Town Hall

Pilates Mat is a pilates based fitness class with a focus on strengthening and lengthening key muscles of the pelvis, ribcage, shoulder girdle, spine, back and abdominals.  Its benefits include a healthier back, stronger pelvic floor, increased bone density, greater postural awareness, better breathing, a stronger core and greater flexibility.  Please bring your own 8" - 10" pilates ball and yoga mat.  Call Megan if you need to know   where to purchase one.  Megan Lutz         
On 10/18, the Wednesday evening class will be held at the Senior Center. Thank you.

Friday, October 27
2:30 - 6:00 PM
Woodbury Middle School

Would you like to baby-sit but are a little unsure if you are ready? Students will learn skills in child care including care of a choking child, what to do in an emergency, etc. Please bring dinner and pen to class. Book included in the fee.

Shakesperience: Acting Intensive
Beginning Oct. 7
9:30 - 11:30 AM
Old Town Hall

This program will teach students to perform roles in The Gift of the Magi & Silent Night.  These are two of our 3 one-acts from The Gift of Peace. Also, students will be invited to audition for the third act, Holiday in Winterberry.

Students perform with their instructors in classic holiday tales of giving. The program culminates in performances scheduled December 7-10, 2017.

Free Movie Friday
Friday, Oct. 27
6:30 PM
Woodbury Senior Community Center
Drug Take Back
All Hollow's Eve: Cemetery Tour & Haunted Museum
Saturday, October 21 
(Rain date: Saturday, October 28)

The Glebe House Museum announces preparations have begun for ALL HOLLOW'S EVE -Haunted Museum & Ancient Burying Grounds Tours. This one night only event is sure to bring out the ghost, goblins and other scary creatures that go bump in the night, and is guaranteed to cause nightmares in even the bravest souls!

Cemetery tours will leave the grounds of the Museum every fifteen minutes beginning at 5:30PM. The final tour will be at 8:30. To ensure your participation, reservations are strongly suggested for specific time slots. Book your reservations early by calling 203-263-2855 or email at GHMGJG@SNET.NET. Tickets are $10 per person, children 5-12 years old $5 and children under 5 years of age are free.