Newsletter
January 2020
Kindness is like snow, it beautifies everything it covers. Kahlil Gibran
Happy New Year to you!  

Our youth basketball programs are underway, with many Woodbury youth participating in our Travel, Mighty Ball and Biddy Ball programs.  Our Winter Brochure is complete, and registration for all programs is available now!  We are happy to offer quite a few new programs for people of all ages and abilities! STEAM, Winter Cooking, Fashion Club, Belly Dancing, 2-week Core Workout, Tai Chi and Quigong, and adult Horse Riding!

Our popular Volleyball programs are also available. We have a middle school program (Girls Beginner Volleyball), and Girls High School Clinic, and Co-Ed Drop In Volleyball open to adults. Register early as these program fill up quickly!

W.O.W. (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  www.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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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, or to contribute your event, please visit the town's calendar .

Our Winter Brochure will be available online and a paper copy will be available at the Library and other locations in Woodbury.
You can register for programs NOW!
Please register early! Nothing cancels a program like waiting until the last minute to register. 
Cover 2020
TODDLER & PRESCHOOLER ACTIVITIES

MY GROWN UP & ME is BACK!
18 months + with a grown up
Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:15 am 
Rec House, 7 Mountain Rd
2/25 - 3/31



DANCE PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG DANCERS
3 - 8 years old
Session 1 begins 1/25 - 4/9
Main Street Ballet, 124 South Pomperaug Avenue, Woodbury
Enchanted Ballet, Pre-K Ballet, Kindergarten and Grade 1 Ballet

YOUTH ACTIVITIES

SCIENCE & ART
Grades K-2
Thursdays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Mitchell Elementary School
Session 1 begins 2/27

Science and Art 2020

STEAM!  NEW!
Grades 3rd - 5th
Wednesdays, 2:45 - 3:45 pm
Mitchell Elementary School
Session 1 begins 2/26 - 4/1

Students in grades 3-5 will use creativity and innovation to tackle a variety of collaborative STEAM projects including working with circuits, cardboard engineering, chemical reactions and more!
Steam Sketch

WINTER COOKING  NEW!
Grades 3rd - 5th
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:15 pm
Rec House, 7 Mountain Rd
Session 1 begins 1/21 - 2/11

baking
In this class we'll make healthy and delicious Winter dishes, Super Bowl recipes adn celebrate some Winter holidays with special menus! Class is nut-free, and we will accommodate for other food allergies. 


YOGA AFTER SCHOOL
Grades Kindergarten - 5th
Mondays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Mitchell Elementary School
Session 1 begins 2/24 - 3/30

YAS Yoga 2020

AFTER SCHOOL with MR. K - GYMNASTICS
Grades Kindergarten - 5th
Tuesdays OR Thursdays, 3:35 - 4:30 pm
Mitchell Elementary School
Session 1 begins 3/17 - 4/9

Gymnastics

KID'S BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU & CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
Ages 8-13 years old
Mondays or Wednesdays, 5:00 - 5:45 pm
Monkey Bar Gym, 125 Main Street N, Unit 4, Woodbury
Session 1 starts 1/27 - 3/9


ADULT FITNESS

TAI CHI & QUI GONG - NEW!
Wednesdays, 9:15 - 10:15 AM
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd, Woodbury
Session 1 begins 1/22 - 2/26

Tai chi

PILATES MAT
Mondays, 8:5 - 9:15 am
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd, Woodbury
Begins 1/27 - 3/9
Please bring your own 8-10" ball and yoga mat to class. 

FREE TRIAL CLASS on Monday, 
JANUARY 13th at 8:15 AM. PLEASE register and bring a friend! 


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COME "HORSE AROUND" at ANOTHER FARM
Adults
Monday, Wednesday or Friday mornings (call for a time)
Another Farm, 581 Weekeepeemee Rd, Woodbury
Call Sue at 203-233-0944
 

Great fun for adults of all ages!
Lessons include: grooming, care and a mounted lesson. All in our cozy indoor arena. Dress warmly! No equipment necessary. 


CO-ED DROP IN VOLLEYBALL - PICK UP GAMES
Thursdays, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Woodbury Middle School GYM
Session begins 1/9 - 4/30 (No program 1/23 or 4/16)
FREE for residents - PLEASE REGISTER!
Non-residents pay $30 for session or $3 drop in fee
with fee
 
BADMINTON FOR ADULTS
Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Woodbury Middle School GYM
Session dates 4/1, 4/8, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13

Please bring your own racquets and shuttlecock. Must have working knowledge of doubles and singles including rules for each. No instructor.


VOLLEYBALL

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL for BEGINNERS
Grades 6th - 8th
Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Woodbury Middle School Gym
Session 1 begins 1/30/2020



VOLLEYBALL CLINIC - HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS
Grades 9 - 12
Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Woodbury Middle School Gym
Session 1 starts 1/30/2020


CO-ED DROP IN VOLLEYBALL 
(PICK UP GAMES)
Ages 15 - adult
Thursdays, 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Woodbury Middle School Gym
Winter Session 1/9/2020-4/30/20

FREE for RESIDENTS, Non-Residents pay $30 for session or $3 drop in fee. PLEASE register. 
TEEN ACTIVITIES

FASHION CLUB - NEW!
Ages 15+
Fridays, 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Nonnewaug High School
Begins 1/24 - 2/28
Materials needed: FOAM CORE BOARD 14/22 and Fashion magazines. 

Learn how to research "trends". Create you own "mood" board. Learn how to develop your own sense of style. Learn how to shop a store, or website. Find out what the fashion industry in NYC is really like! Will include viewing "fashion" movies like "The Devil Wears Prada" and others. 
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OPEN GYM BASKETBALL for Region 14 AREA HIGH SCHOOLERS
Grades: Freshman - Senior (Woodbury/Bethlehem residents)
Tuesdays, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Woodbury Middle School GYM - rear entrance
Begins on 1/7
FREE, but please register to be notified of cancellations. 

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HORSE RIDING AT DAFFODIL FARM
Ages 5 - 15
Saturdays, 10:30 - 11:30 am
Daffodil Hill Farm, 138 Minortown Rd, Woodbury
Session 1 begins 1/25
 
TEEN & ADULT FITNESS

NEW! 
NEW YEAR - 2 WEEK CORE & MORE!
Ages 14 years to active older adult
Monday AND Thursday: 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd, Woodbury
2-week session 1/6, 1/9, 1/13, and 1/16
core
This cross training class will mix calisthenics and body weight exercises for a fun workout to improve muscular strength and stability of your back and abdominal muscles. This is the perfect class to jump start your new 2020 fitness routine! All levels welcome.


NEW!
ADULT/TEEN BEGINNER BELLY DANCING!
Adults and Teens
Tuesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd, Woodbury
Session 1 begins 1/21 - 2/25

belly dancing
This beginners class will focus on the baskics of belly dance, including body isolations, posture, hip techniques, and ribcage directions. Come join us for a fun and healthy dance class. Please wear clothes that are somewhat close to the body. All shapes and sizes are welcome!


VINYASA YOGA
Ages 15+
Mondays 6:15 - 7:15 PM
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd, Woodbury
Begins 1/27 - 3/9

FREE TRIAL CLASS ON Monday, January 13th
 at 6:15!
Please register and bring a friend!

ZUMBA
Adults and Teens
Mondays, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd, Woodbury
Session 1 begins 1/27 - 3/9

FREE TRIAL CLASS ON MONDAY, January 13th 
at 7:30 PM!
Please register and bring a friend!


CARDIO MUSCLE MIX
Ages 14 years to active older adult
Mondays 3:40 - 4:40 PM
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd, Woodbury
Session 1 begins 1/27 - 2/24

 

CARDIO KICK BOXING
Ages 14 years to active older adult
Thursdays, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd, Woodbury
Session 1 begins 1/23 - 2/27

Kick Boxing 2020
ONE-DAY COURSES

COMBINATION: SAFE BOATING & PERSONAL WATERCRAFT SAFETY CERTIFICATION COURSE
4 offerings! Saturdays, 2/22 or 3/28, or 4/25 or 5/23! 
Please choose one. 
8:30 am  - 4:30 pm
Rec House, 7 Mountain Rd, Woodbury

PRIOR TO TAKING THIS CLASS:
Each student should create an account online at https://www.ct.wildlifelicense.com/internetsales and click the START button. Create an account. Print the page with your Conservation ID number and bring it to class. 

Safe boating 2020

BEE KEEPING 101
Teens and Adults
Saturdays, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon (choose one)
March 21st or April 4th
Rec House, 7 Mountain Rd, Woodbury

Bee Keep 2020

Like to cook and want to stretch your talents? Join WOW's Cookbook Club and enjoy a fun night out, while celebrating a particular chef or cookbook. 

We meet on the second Thursday of the month, at 7:00 PM at the Woodbury Senior Community Center.
Pick a recipe from that month's cookbook (can be found at the Woodbury Library) share it with the WOW team (to avoid duplicates) and share the dish and your experience with it with the group!

JANUARY's PICK
JANUARY 9th at 7:00 PM 
Woodbury Senior Community Center

by David Chang and Peter Meehan
Momofuku

Performances are at
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd, Woodbury
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM 
Sunday matinee is at 2:00 PM
RUMORS 
by Neil Simon
January 10-12, 17-19

Questions? Contact 203-695-7107
WOODBURY COMMUNITY EVENTS

CHRISTMAS TREE BURN
Saturday, January 18th at 6:00 PM
Tree Burn    The Woodbury Fire Department will hold it's annual "CHRISTMAS TREE BURN" on Saturday, January 18th at 6:00 PM in the field next to the firehouse. 
Used "real" trees can be dropped off in front of the fire house in the designated area the weeks after December 25th. The WFD asks that trees NOT be left in the parking lot or ON the bank near the lot. 
ALL trees must be placed on the pile. 

The Woodbury Fire House is located at 
25 Quassuk Rd, Woodbury

DONUTS and HOT CHOCOLATE will be served 
during the burn!