October 2019
Woodbury Parks and Recreation Newsletter

Fall programs have begun! We have some new offerings for youth and adults. 
Go to   www.woodburyparksandrec.org to see our new brochure and list of programs!
FALL Brochure! 
Click on our website to see all of our FALL options and offerings for all ages. We encourage you to register now, as to prevent these programs from cancelling due to low enrollment.We have programs to keep everyone engaged as the new school year begins! For adults we have many fitness options such as Pilates Mat, Yoga, Pickleball, Zumba, and Cardio Muscle Mix and a NEW CLASS, Tai Chi!
www.woodburyparksandrec.org or 203-263-3113
Basketball EVALS Info
Mandatory Evaluations for Mighty and Travel 
on October 15 and 16th 
Please look for an email or check our website for more information regarding sign ups, coaches, try outs and more. 
Trick or Trunk - Halloween Night!
Thursday, October 31st at 6:00 PM
Hollow Park
TRUNKS can register by emailing Jenifer Miller at jmiller@woodburyct.org 
CANDY is always needed! If you would like to donate a bag, or non-candy goodies, please drop off at the following:
  • Woodbury Parks and Rec
  • Woodbury Library
  • Woodbury Senior Center
  • Newtown Savings Bank
**NEW Program!!
Wednesdays, 9:15 - 10:15 AM
Old Town Hall
Session begins November 6th!

Tai chi  
These classes will teach you a simple, but powerful set of exercises that can help you improve your health, posture, and lifestyle.  All these gentle, effective, exercises are performed standing up and at your comfort level.  You will also learn the movements of the Yang style short form and its applications.
Benefits of Tai Chi Include:  Reduced stress and anxiety, increased mental clarity, enhanced mind/body connection, improved balance, stability and coordination, improved joint mobility and flexibility, increased range of motion, improved strength and muscle tone and improved respiratory function. Please where comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle. 
NEW Program Ideas and Instructors Wanted!

The Woodbury Parks and Recreation Department is always looking for enthusiastic and innovative instructors who are qualified to run a program that we do not already provide. 
If you, or someone you know has a unique talent or skill, or an idea for a class, please contact Jenifer Miller at 203-263-3113 or via email at jmiller@woodburyct.org
Access is through Woodbury Senior Community Center Parking Lot

 Have you come to visit and play the new Disc Golf Course in Woodbury? It's fun, easy and something new for you! 

After over 100 volunteer hours of work Woodbury will have its first Disc Golf Course. A par 3, nine hole course is officially opening up to the public on August 1st at 5pm* The course begins at Orenaug Park in the Senior Center parking lot at 265 Main Street South, Woodbury. 
We wanted the course to be something that could be enjoyed by people from age 9 to 95. 

A HUGE Thank You to Ray Robillard, for his countless volunteer hours to make this happen! 

All the holes are short (between 100 and 200 feet). You can borrow a disc to play with and so you can literally come with nothing and if you like it you could play whenever you want without paying a cent.

No Disc? No Problem!
WOW has provided discs for those who would like to participate or try out the course. The discs will be available to check out at the Woodbury Public Library with your library card. 
Want to play Disc Golf with others?
Join the Disc Golf Meetup!

Disc Golf Meetup

If you are interested in meeting up weekly, to play disc golf, meet at the Woodbury Senior Community Center parking lot at 5:30 PM on Tuesdays to come play! No experience necessary. If you do not have a disc, you can borrow one from the Woodbury Library with your library card! Come join the fun!  
After School with Mr. K!
Basketball & Favorite Games
Tuesdays or Thursdays (see class list)
3:35 - 4:30 PM
K-2/ Grades 3-5
Mitchell Elementary

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.

Basketball : Grades 3-5                                                  Tuesdays: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22

Favorite Games: Grades 3-5                                                Tuesdays: 10/29, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26 (no class11/5)                         
Favorite Games: Grades K-2                                                      Thursdays: 11/7, 11/14, 12/5, 12/12 (no class 11/21 or 11/28)

Time: 3:35-4:30 PM                                                      Location: Mitchell Elementary School Gym                         
Fee: $40 Region 14, $50 non-Region 14 
Minimum Participants: 15   Maximum Participants: 20

Babysitting Course
Saturday, October 5th 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Ages 10 - 16 years old
Rec House, 7 Mountain Rd

Have you always wanted to be a babysitter? In this program, you will learn basic information on child development; bottles and feeding children, diaper changing, potty time, temper tantrums, appropriate toys and play for all ages, allergies, safety, information gathered from parents, and cover situations related to police, fire, health safety and basic first aid.
Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion once they have completed the course. Please bring a snack, lunch and a water bottle. Register at www.woodburyparksandrec.org
Ages 18 months and up witha Grown Up
Rec House, 7 Mountain Rd, Woodbury
8 week session starts September 24th
9:30 - 10:15 AM

Grades K-5
Mondays at 3:35 - 4:30 PM  
September 23rd - November 4th
Mitchell Elementary Gym

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 a snack!!  Yoga mats provided.
Dance Programs for Young Dancers
Pre-K - 8 years old
Dates and Times dependent on age group (see below)
Main Street Ballet, 124 S. Pomperaug Ave, Woodbury
1st Session begins the week of September 21st

Age: From 3 to 8 years old

Time: Pre-K & Kindergarten Ballet (ages 4-5)
Mondays, 4:30 - 5:15 pm
Kindergarten Ballet (ages 5-6)
Mondays, 4:30 - 5:15 pm
Kindergarten Ballet: New Students ONLY (ages 5-6)
Wednesdays, 5:15 - 6:00 pm

Grade 1 Ballet: (ages 6-8)
Thursdays, 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Science & Art!
NEW! 8 week Session
September 26 - November 11th
3:35 PM - 4:30 PM
Grades K-5
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 will enjoy exploring various reactions, textures, and color mixing while socializing and learning with friends, old and new! 8 week session!
Register today! www.woodburyparksandrec.org
Horse Riding at Daffodil Hill Farm
Saturdays, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
5 - 15 years old
Daffodil Hill Farm, 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, as there is an indoor riding area. Please wear long pants and shoes with a heel. If you have questions, please call Jessica Thomas at (203) 217-2302.
Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Character Development
Ages 8 - 13 years old
Monkey Bar Gym, 125 Main Street North, Woodbury
1st Session begins the week of September 23rd
Did you know that Martial Arts Training is 10 times better than Team Sports for developing a child's self-esteem and self-confidence? Here at Soulcraft BJJ Woodbury we teach the skills that will last a lifetime! This 6 week program will teach your child fundamentals of self-defense, team work, improved self-confidence and introduce them to the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as popularized by the Gracie Family of Brazil. 

We've designed our program 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. 

Wear comfortable gym clothing and bring a water bottle.

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Please register EARLY to avoid cancellations of class due to low enrollment, thank you!
Mondays at 6:15 PM
Old Town Hall
5 Mountain Rd
Session 1 starts Sept 23rd
Monday, Sept 16th at 
6:15 PM Please register.

Mondays at 3:40 PM
Old Town Hall
5 Mountain Rd
Session 1 Starts on Sept 16

Thursdays at 3:40 PM
Old Town Hall
5 Mountain Rd
Session 1 starts Sept 19th

18 years and up
Mondays, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd

Fall Session 1 Starts
Sept 30th - November 4th

Ages 7 and UP
Woodbury Middle School 
Music Room
Mondays & Tuesdays
30 minute sessions
Sept 9 - Nov 26 (2 sessions)

The student is responsible for renting or buying his or her own instrument. The instructor may require one or more music books be purchased prior to the start of lessons. 

Classical method of violin playing is taught, though these techniques can be applied to all styles of violin playing including jazz, country and Irish fiddle.

Please call for an appointment. Lessons are given in 30 minute increments within 2 
6-week sessions. 
Age 16 - older
Woodbury Middle School GYM
Thursdays 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Sept 12 - Dec 12
co ed  

Fall Session Begins 
September 9th - December 2nd
(No session on 10/14)

Mondays and Wednesdays
Woodbury Middle School 
Tennis Courts
 (cancelled if weather is bad/raining)
10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Sept. 16th - Oct. 30th

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! Come and find out what pickleball is all about. 
Woodbury Middle School Gym
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Sept. 25th - Oct. 30th
Badminton for intermediate players.  Players should have a knowledge of the competitive game for both doubles and singles including the rules for each. No instructor, just an evening (every other week) to come and enjoy playing the game.  Please bring your own racquets and shuttlecock.
Currently live, will be up until October 30th
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Woodbury Public Library is looking for community input as the Library Board and Staff prepare to rewrite the library's strategic plan. Library services are continually evolving to meet our patron needs and Woodbury is no exception. We recently updated our logo and we are redesigning our website to make it more user friendly and attractive. Both users and non-users of the library are welcome to take the 5 minute survey and let us know what we're doing correctly and suggest other ideas for us to consider.
Paper copies can also be picked up,  at the Library and Senior Community Center. The survey remains open through October 30th. Please share with us!

Saturday, November 2
NYC Registration
MUST preregister for this event! Please click HERE to register!

The Farm's Corn Maze
281 Weekeepeemee Rd
Woodbury, CT
Friday - Sunday
corn maze
August 30th November 3rd
See website for details and tickets (required).
Thieves, Charlatans,
 and James Bond: 
The Murky History of the Top 10 Plants

Tuesday, October 8th
11:00 AM at the 
Woodbury Senior Center

The Pomperaug Valley Garden Club will host an hour long presentation by 
Dr. Richard Benfield, of CCSU
Non-members are welcome to join us for a $5 donation. 

The Next Chapter

Tuesday, October 8th
7:00-9:00 PM
Woodbury Senior Center
FREE, but a ticket is needed prior to the event.

Memory Cafe at Woodbury

Tuesday, October 22
1:30 - 3:00 PM

A welcoming place for people with memory changes and for their family and friends. 
The goal is to help guests feel comfortable and to know they are not alone. There will be future gatherings/cafes 
as well. FREE program. 
Please call to sign up or for more information at 
All Hollow's Eve
Cemetery Tours and Haunted Museum
Saturday, October 19th
Raindate: October 26th
all hallows eve
Cemetery tours will leave the grounds of the Museum every ten minutes beginning at 5:30 PM until 8:30 PM. Space is limited. Reservations are strongly suggested. 
Book early by calling
 203-263-2855 or email here.

Jack o' Lantern Contest!
Enter a pumpkin in the Glebe House contest to win a $25 gift card! Prizes awarded for scariest, cutest and 
most creative. 
Watertown Skating Club at Taft School

Mays Rink, 90 Guernseytown Rd, Watertown
Open to Woodbury & Bethlehem Residents
Learn to skate for ALL ages
Toddlers - Seniors!

For more info email: