January 2019
"January, The first month of the year, a perfect time to start all over again,
Changing energies and deserting old moods,
New beginnings, new attitudes."           Charmaine J Forde
Our new Winter brochure is ready and available on January 2nd!

We are happy to introduce new programs for all ages to enjoy! See below for an exciting review of our offerings this winter! 

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

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,
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Woodbury Parks & Recreation
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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, or to contribute your event, please visit the town's calendar .

Tiny Tot Programs

My Grown Up and Me
Tuesdays 9:30 - 10:15 am
18 months and up with a Grown Up
Rec House, 7 Mountain Rd

Grown Up Art

Come paint, shimmy, paste and squish your way through a variety of creative projects with The Clever Crayon! Moms, Dads, grandparents and caregivers will meet new friends and create lasting memories! Watch your child build fine motor and social skills in a safe, imaginative and fun filled environment!
 Register for My Grown Up and Me!

My Grown Up and Me Cooking!  NEW!
Tuesdays 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
2 years and up with a Grown Up
Rec House, 7 Mountain Rd

Grown Up Cooking

Grown ups and their little chefs will practice basic cooking skills such as measuring, scooping, spreading and cutting while following simple recipes and exploring new tastes and textures. Recipes include: muffins, mini pizzas, egg cups and more!
PLEASE make any allergies know ahead of time so we can  accommodate. 
Register for 
My Grown Up and Me Cooking here!

Dance Programs for Young Dancers
Ages 3 - 8
Main Street Ballet, 124 South Pomperaug Ave, Woodbury

Choose your age group, choose your time and come join in the fun! The younger dancers will enjoy an innovative and wondrous dance adventure using story, music, dance adn 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. 

See all dance offerings  here.
Youth Activities

Yoga After School  NEW!
Mondays 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Grades K - 5
Mitchell Elementary School
yoga after school

Yogis in grades K - 5 will build flexibility, strength, and concentration while exploring different yoga poses and breathing techniques. Classes will be filled with lots of fun, games, teamwork and creativity! Please bring a water bottle and snack! Yoga mats are provided.

Register for Yoga After School!

Science and Art!
Wednesdays 2:45 - 3:45 PM
Grades K - 5
Mitchell Elementary School

Science Art
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! Children will enjoy exploring various reactions, textures and color mixing while socializing and learning with friends old and new!

Kid's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Character Development
Mondays or Wednesdays 5:00 - 5:45 pm
Monkey Bar Gym, 125 Main Street North Unit 4, Woodbury

jiu jitsu
A great way to help build your child's self esteem and self confidence! Our program is designed to teach the core values of Jiu Jitsu as a lifestyle - striving to create a fun and practical approach to not only prepare children to defend themselves so they don't have to; but as a way to teach respect, self-confidence, teamwork and valuable listening skills they can carry into the classroom and beyond.
Horse Back Riding at Daffodil Farm
Saturdays, 10:30 - 11:30 am
Ages 5 - 15 years old
Daffodil Hill Fram, 138 Minortown Rd, Woodbury

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. 

Register for Horse Riding here.
Teen and Tween Programs 

Girl's Volleyball Clinic
Grades 6 - 8
Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Woodbury Middle School Gym
Girls, here's 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.

Register for the Volleyball Clinic here.

High School Volleyball Clinic  
Thursdays 6:00 - 7:30PM
Ages 16 and older
Woodbury Middle School Gym
Older tens and adults, this is program to take your skills and knowledge of the sport to the next level with a 6 session co-ed clinic. Minimum 2 years experience in an organized league setting is required. All aspects of the game from serving, hitting, blocking, passing as well as defensive and offensive tactics will be covered. 

Register for the High School Volleybal Clinic here.

HIP HOP Yoga for Teens      NEW!
Thursdays, 5:15 - 6:15 PM
Grades 6 - 12
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd, Woodbury

Hip Hop Yoga
Hip Hop Yoga is a great experience for any yoganini at any level. Combining mindfulness and hip hop to your Yoga practice. Our class is specifically designed for teens, using music they love by Drake, Post Malone, Rihanna and students are encouraged to bring their own music.

Register for Hip Hop Yoga here.
Drop In Programs for Adults

Men's Drop In Basketball
Woodbury/Bethlehem Residents ONLY age 25+
Begins January 7th, 2019
Mondays, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Woodbury Middle School Gym
Do you love basketball and want to keep fit? Then this is the night for you! There is no fee, but we do ask that you register so we can notify you of cancellations or location changes. 
Come and join in the game! 
Woodbury/Bethlehem residents only, 25 years and up!

Register for the Men's Drop In Basketball here.

Co-Ed Drop In Volleyball
Age 16 - older
Woodbury Middle School  Gym
Thursdays starting January 10th, 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Haven't played volleyball for a while but would like to get back into it? Maybe you have never played, 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. 

Register for Co-Ed Drop In Volleyball here.
Join us for Free Movie Friday!
To see a preview of Christopher Robin, please click here.
Nonnewaug Lacrosse

Nonnewaug Lacrosse is ready to start it's 10th season and with that are some exciting changes. An eager group of parents, players nad coaches are reorganizing Nonnewaug Lacrosse. Short them, we are looking to be self-sufficient and field a competitive club team with a full schedule. Long term we are working to make this a true sport and Varsity program at Nonnewaug. Registration is open for the 2019 Spring Season. Sign up and join the game!

A small fee is required, and once we have finalized the new organization, the playing fee (similar to last year) will be collected.

Register today so that you can be updated on the ongoing progress with the team!
Email Matt at for more information or visit the website here
Private Violin and Viola Lessons
7 years to adult
30 minute time slots on Mondays or Tuesdays
Woodbury Middle School Music Room

Violin and Viola lessons are available for children and adults! Students will learn classical technique on their own or rented instrument. 30 minute sessions on Mondays or Tuesdays, for 6 weeks!

Register for violin or viola lessons here. 

Auditions for Rabbit Hole
Audtion Dates:
Saturday, January 12th  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday, January 13th  12:00 - 3:00 pm
Tuesday, January 15th  7:00 - 9:00 pm

Audition Location is at the Rec House,
7 Mountain Rd, Woodbury (next to Old Town Hall)

Script is available for perusal at Woodbury Library
NEW Programs for Teens!

Rock and Roll Garage  NEW!
Ages 12 years and up
Saturdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd, Woodbury
Rock and Roll Garage
Do you want to play in a band? Do you want to perform in front of a LIVE audience? The Rock and Roll Garage has created a Rock and Roll Academy like no other! This musical program is steeped in the "feel" and the "power" of great Classical Rock Music. Whatever your level; beginner, intermediate or advanced, we can get you rockin' in no time!

Register for the The Rock and Roll Garage Band here.

Acting Technique for Teens    NEW!
Wednesdays, 2:35 - 3:45 pm
Grades 6 - 8
Woodbury Middle School 
Scene study, monologues, acting for commercials, headshots, getting an agent, commercial print modeling the acting class. At the end of this 6 week program, there will be a monologue performance for invited guests. The class size is limited to allow for personalized attention. 

Register for Acting Technique for Teens here.

Make Your Own Reality TV Show  NEW!
Tuesdays, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Grades 9 - 12
Woodbury Middle School
Reality TV
Students participating will learn everything there is in making a "Sizzle Reel" for their very own reality TV show. A sizzle reel is a 3-minute mini movie that introduces their show. They will lean how to come up with a concept, cast, write a shot list, choose music and direct. This is a fun, interactive introduction to filmmaking. The class will be split up into 3 groups which will teach them how to work together as you would on a real film set. 

Register for Make Your Own Reality TV Show here.
Teen and Adult Fitness

Cardio Kick Boxing    NEW!
Ages 14 years to adult
Thursdays, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd, Woodbury
This high-energy interval workout challenges the beginner and elite athlete alike. Build stamina, improve coordination and flexibility, and burn calories as you build lean muscle with this fun and challenging workout in a no judgement zone. The last 20 minutes of class will focus on full body conditioning and core work. Beginners to Advanced levels are welcome as the instructor will offer modifications to ALL participants. Please bring a mat and water bottle.

Register for the Cardio Kick Boxing here.

Badminton For Adults
Age 16 - older
Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Woodbury Middle School  Gym
Badminton for intermediate players. Players should have knowledge of the competitive game for both doubles and singles including the rules to each. No instructor, just an evening (every other week) to come and enjoy playing the game. Please bring your own racquet and shuttlecock. 

Register for Badminton here.

Mondays, 7:30 - 8:30 PM
Adults and Teens
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd, Woodbury
Party yourself into shape! We take the "work" out of workout by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval style, calorie burning dance fitness party! Burn up to 1,000 calories in ONE HOUR!

There is a FREE Trial class on Monday, January 28th. 

Register for Zumba® here.
One Day Courses for Teens and Adults

1 Day Combination: Safe Boating & Personal Watercraft Safety Certification Course
12 and older 
Saturday, February 16th OR March 30th (choose one)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Rec House, 7 Mountain Rd, Woodbury
Boat Safety
A complete, updated, safe boating certification course taught in one 8 hour day. This class includes the newest requirement for towing skiers and tubes. An easy to understand classroom format is designed for students age 12 and over. 

PRIOR to taking the class, you must create an account online at  and click the START button to create an account. Print the page, and bring it to the first class. Students should also bring a pen or pencil to class.

Register for the Safe Boating & Personal Watercraft Safety Course Certification here.

Bee Keeping 101
Teens and Adults
Saturday, March 23rd OR April 13th (choose one)
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Rec House, 7 Mountain Rd, Woodbury
bee keeping
Have you always wanted to keep honeybees, but do not know how to get started? The WPR department will be hosting a honeybee keeping class. Mike Rice of Mike's Beehives LLC will instruct participants on parts of a hive, installing bees into a hive, bee life cycles and how to register your bees with the State of CT and more! Mike will bring all the equipment needed to cover all aspects of bee keeping!

Register for Bee Keeping 101 here.