September 2019
Woodbury Parks and Recreation Newsletter

Summer is coming to a close, and we are ready for our FALL Programs to begin. We have lots of programs for all ages groups, some are FREE! Go to to see our new schedule!
FALL Brochure! 
Click on our website to see all of our FALL options and offerings for all ages. Summer Programs are still available for registration. 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! or 203-263-3113
Information will be posted on 
September 16th on our website.
Basketball Sign Up
Information will be posted on September 16th!
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. 
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
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!  
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.
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!
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
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.
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: Enchanted Ballet (ages 3.5 - 4) 
Saturdays, 9:30-10:15 am
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

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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Woodbury Parks & Recreation
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

Thursday, Sept 12th 
at 3:40 PM
Please register!

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

Fall Session 1 Starts
Sept 23 - Oct 28th

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.

The Farm's Corn Maze
281 Weekeepeemee Rd
Woodbury, CT
Friday - Sunday
August 30th November 3rd
See website for details and tickets (required).
corn maze

Walk Supporting Addiction and Recovery
Friday, September 6th
6:30 PM in Hollow Park
Candlelight vigil, resources, networking, stroll through town, music, memorial. 
Rain Date: September 7th
For more info: 

Lions Club 
Duck Race Raffle
Saturday, September 7th
12:00 Noon SHARP at 
Three Rivers Park on 
Jacks Bridge Rd
Tickets are $5.00 
For more information, contact a Lions Club member or visit

Harvest Walk to 
End Hunger

Sunday, September 15th
1:00 PM from 
Mitchell Elementary
Tickets are $5.00 
5K Walk to support emergency food assistance programs in Woodbury, Southbury & Waterbury organized by SWIM
Southbury Woodbury 
Interfaith Ministries. 
To register, visit the SWIM website at
Harvest Walk
Go The Distance 
for Scholars 
Bike, Walk & 
Road Race
  Saturday, September 28th
Woodbury Middle School
You can support the Woodbury Scholarship Fund "Dollars for Scholars" at the annual 
"Go the Distance" bike, walk and road race. 
Register online at:


Woodbury Resident Trooper's Office 
Annual "Pig" Roast
Friday, September 27th
The Woodbury Resident Trooper's Office and ASAP will be hosting a free hot dog roast from 3:00 - 8:00 PM at
Hollow Park. Come join us for free food, info and FUN!


Help Fill the Shelves 
Woodbury Community Services Food Bank by Going to Quassy!
 For FREE!

September 28th & 29th
Woodbury residents only
Bring non-perishable food items, 
2 per person attending, hand it to the parking attendant and they will give you a bracelet for 
all rides for ALL day! Join the fun and donate at  the same time!
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: