December Recreation News

December 2022 | Issue XVII

Open Registrations:

Youth

  • Life Skills (Grades 5-8)

Adult

  • Strong Seniors: Stretching, Strength, & Balance (50+)
  • Cribbage (50+)
  • Kraft Korner (50+)
  • Canasta (50+)
  • Bingo (50+)
  • Mahjong (50+)
  • Corn Hole (50+)
  • Volleyball
  • Pickleball
  • Beginner Pickleball Clinics

What's Coming Up?

Youth

  • Paint Programming
  • CPR/First Aid/AED Classes
  • Playground Program Registration
  • Summer Teen Challenge Registration
  • Counselor-In-Training
  • Lacrosse Registration
  • Sweetheart Dance

Adult

  • New Player Pickleball Clinics
  • Paint Programming

Did You Know?

Many people think that in Recreation the only busy time is summer and that is not actually true! Our office has about two weeks to exhale after our summer ends. Then we are on to fall and winter programming, and once December hits, we start planning for spring and summer!

Above: Skiiers in the snow.


Right, Top: Holiday Tree Festival, 2022


Right, Bottom: Santa at the Holiday Tree Festival, 2022

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Happy Holidays! 

It looks like the winter weather is upon us and the holidays are officially here! We are busily planning some new class-type programs as well as planning all of our summer programs as well. Highway Department staff and Recreation Maintenance staff began to set up the ice skating rink today, December 14, so cross your fingers we get a good winter for skating at the Adams rink. We wish you a happy, healthy holiday season; see you in the new year!

-The PRD Staff 


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What's Happening?

Strong Seniors

Please join in this adult/senior group exercise class in the spacious Community Center where Christine Hansen, PTA , will guide you through gentle warm ups, stretching, arm and leg strengthening as well as balance exercises. For some of the exercises you will be seated in a chair and progressing to standing with holding onto chair for support. Chris will integrate breathing, yoga and other types of exercises over the 6 week session. Bring a friend, meet new friends and start with a gentle exercise program to regain overall strength, balance and conditioning.

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Corn Hole

This program will provide an opportunity to learn, practice, and compete in a low-impact sport for fun and recreation. Some benefits include exercise, cognitive skills, balance, eye-hand coordination, confidence, and social skills.

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Life Skills

Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) is a research-based substance abuse and violence prevention program for kids ages 12-14 that teaches important coping and social skills in a fun, engaging, and developmentally-appropriate way. This program is in partnership with Reality Check in Jaffrey.

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Bingo

If you enjoy good fun, great laughs and playing bingo - come and join the Senior Program at the PCC on Elm Street each Wednesday morning, starting at 10am. This program runs until 11:30am. The cost is $2.50 per person per session and small prizes will be given out.

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Mahjong

Come join other Mahjong enthusiasts enjoy this engaging game of skill, strategy and luck. Check it out!

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African Drumming

Join this unique opportunity to learn the basics of African drumming from the Guinean tradition. This is an energizing group experience, where together we learn to play a variety of celebratory rhythms. You will learn and hear fun and informative stories about the Guinean culture as we get to know each other.  

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Indoor Walking

Hours We Are Open:

Mondays – 12:30 to 2:30pm

Wednesdays – 12:30 to 2:30pm

Fridays – 11:30am to 12:30pm


Benchmarks:

4 1/2 times around = ¼ mile

9 times around = ½ mile

18 times around = 1 mile

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Yoga with Gina

This is an all-levels, all-bodies class for anyone above 15 years old. Gina’s sequencing blends easeful stretching with mild strength building so you will feel open and relaxed, yet also the right amount of challenged. Each class focuses on the mind-body-spirit connection while linking movement with breath. Postures are practiced safely, using alignment, to promote healing, flexibility, balance and a calm mind.

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Adult Volleyball

Join other adults that enjoy volleyball in the SMS gym on Thursday nights for fun recreational play or competitive team games.


For the pickup program, participants need to register and pay online, or register at the door. If you register at the door, bring cash or a check for "Town of Peterborough". Bulk packages are also available for the entire month. 

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Cribbage

Join this fun group of seniors every Monday afternoon at 1pm for an afternoon of cribbage at the Peterborough Community Center - year 'round! This is another great way to get out and socialize! Coffee is provided and you are welcome to bring a treat to share. If you do not know the game of cribbage, do not worry. There is someone in the group who would be happy to teach you.  

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Kraft Korner

Join other people with your current project and work on it while you enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation.

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Pickleball

Pickleball is a fun, social, and engaging game that is a combination of ping pong, badminton, and tennis! We are in the middle of making the switch outdoors right now, so if you would like to play go to the Community Center. If you don't see any cars and the doors are locked, it means they are outside at Adams for the day!

We are now offering monthly beginner pickleball clinics! Sign up by clicking the link below!

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Odds and Ends

Youth Basketball Referees

We are looking for youth basketball referees. The pay is $20 per game and games are on Saturday mornings. You must be able to pass a state, local, and federal background check to referee, though. Please call or email Julia at 603-924-8080 or jchidester@peterborouhnh.gov if you are interested in refereeing.

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You're Invited to the Recreation Committee Meeting!

The Recreation Committee meets January 4, 2023 at 7pm in the Meeting Room at 64 Union Street. The public is welcome to join the meeting. The deadline to submit an agenda item for discussion by the committee at the November meeting is meeting is December 26.

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