My Grown Up & Me
Courtney Ewing, Instructor
This open ended process focused class is the perfect way to introduce your little ones to the wonderful world of sensory and creative art. Children 18 months and up will explore various sensory materials, collaborative painting projects, open ended materials, and the freedom to move at their own pace in their own time while making new friends! Come have some fun with us!
Age:     18 months and up with Grown Up
Times: Tuesdays 10:00am - 10:45am - or - Fridays 10:00am - 10:45am

Fee: $85 per 6 week session. $95 per 6 week session for non-residents. All materials are provided.

Session One:
Tuesdays: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15 (Weather make-up day: 2/22)
Fridays: 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18 (Weather make-up day: 2/25)

Session Two:
Tuesdays: 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5 (Weather make-up day: 4/12)           
Fridays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8 (Weather make-up day: 5/15)
Where: Rec. House, 7 Mountain Road, Woodbury

Food Explorers:
Pastry Boot Camp
Katie Shepherd, Instructor

You’ll learn how to make mix, roll and cut your own pastry to create two delicious recipes: pop-tarts and mini pies! Each child will make their own individual

All recipes are nut free but do contain dairy and/or eggs.

Time:  9:00am-12:00pm
Dates:  4/13
Where: Rec House, 7 Mountain Road
Fee: $40 for resident
$50 for non-resident

Make Your Life Sparkle!
Debbie Gabriele, Instructor
Join Miss Debbie for all things that sparkle!! Be with us to read uplifting stories and make a craft that sparkles. This class will include Stars of Hope — A New York foundation project I have, that teaches children the importance of giving, empathy, and compassion. We will be painting, decorating and sparkling wooden stars, that we will send to a town in need. There they hang them up to give people hope as they regroup their lives.
Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm
Dates: 3/29, 4/5, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3
Where: Mitchell Elementary School
Fee:     $50 for residents and Region 14
$60 for non-residents

Puppets & Stories
Debbie Gabriele, Instructor

Learn about different kinds of puppets and puppet shows with Miss Debbie. This will be a hands-on class where children will use different kinds of puppets, and work together to create their own Stage, puppet shows, etc. We will also make a stick puppet & a sock puppet that children can take home at the completion of classes.
Time:     3:30pm-4:30pm
Dates:   3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/25, 5/2
Where: Mitchell Elementary School
Fee:     $55 for residents and Region 14
$65 for non-residents

Dance Programs
for Young Dancers

All classes are held at Main Street Ballet 124 South Pomperaug Avenue, Woodbury, CT.
Dance classes that are full of fun and learning. The class highlights basic ballet movements, musicality, and imagination. 
All MSB facilities and classes adhere to strict CT Covid guidelines with your family’s health and safety of top concern.

*Parents/Guardians and dancers are required to wear a mask. Class sizes are limited. Enroll now!

Enchanted Ballet for 3-year olds
Saturdays 9:30am - 10:15am
Instructor: Anna Bower Richardson

Winter Session 1:  1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19 (snow day 2/26)
Winter Session 2:  3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9 (snow day 4/16)
Spring Session 1:   4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28

Pre-K Ballet for 4-year olds            
Tuesdays 5:00pm - 545pm
Instructor: Anna Bower Richardson

Winter Session 1:  1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15 (snow day 2/22)

No additional Winter or Spring sessions; must enroll through MSB school as of 3/1 to be in Spring Ballet Performance.

Kindergarten ballet for 5-year olds
Mondays 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Instructor: Liz Skalski

Winter Session 1:  1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14 (snow day 2/21)

No additional Winter or Spring sessions; must enroll through MSB school as of 3/1 to be in Spring Ballet Performance.

Where: Main Street Ballet, Woodbury
Fee: $85 per 6 week session. $85 per 6 week session for non-residents.

Minds in Motion:
Bridges and Building
German Galindo, Instructor
Have you ever been across a bridge and wondered how it works? Get ready to get your mind in motion as you work with and take home your very own Structures Set! Learn all about buildings and bridges and how they literally support our lives! Experiment with different types of bridges and find out how their architectural design provides massive weight support. 

Discover all the types of forces applied and how engineers manage to reduce their effects. With your kit, you can build up to nine working models such as a house, pyramid, and various types of bridges: beam, arch, truss, cable-stayed and suspension bridge. You will study theory and learn the history of some amazing structures and historical landmarks. 
Time:    9:00am-3:00pm
Dates: March 4
Where: Old Town Hall
Fee:       $120 for residents, and Region 14
              $130 for non-residents

Kid's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Character Development

All classes are held at Monkey Bar Gym, 125 North Main Street, Woodbury, CT.

Mondays or Wednesdays (choose one)

Winter Session 1:
Mondays: 1/10, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, (Snow date 3/7)
Wednesdays: 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16 (Snow date 2/23)

Winter Session 2:
Mondays: 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/18
(Snow date 5/2)
Wednesday: 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6
(Snow date: 5/2)

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.

Private Violin and Viola Lessons - Virtual
Tuesdays, 2:30 - 5:00 pm (30 min time slot)

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.

Lisa Laquidara is a professional violinist and teacher. She received her Bachelor of Music in violin performance from the Hartt School of Music and performs in several orchestras throughout Connecticut. She has taught at the Naugatuck Valley Community College, Westover School and St. Bridget School, and is currently the violin and viola teacher at the Taft School in Watertown.

These lessons are in six week sessions. 

Winter Session: Jan 4th to Feb 15th

Babysitting Certificate Course
Teresa Paternoster, Instructor
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 you have completed the course. Please bring lunch, snack and water bottle.

Age:    10-16
Time:  10:00am – 2:00pm
Date:  Saturday, March 19th
Location:  Rec House, 7 Mountain Road
Fee:  $45 for Region 14, $55 for non-Region 14

Golf Lessons
At Golf Quest

Golf Quest offers group lessons year-round, under the direction of Pete Stankevich, PGA Golf Professional.   Adult Novice, Women Only, and Junior Clinics start at the beginning of each month and meet on the same day and at the same time for each of the 4-one hour sessions. Classes include fundamentals of the set-up, fundamentals of the golf swing, how to play with irons and woods, pitching, bunker play, chipping, putting, rules and etiquette, and much more. 

For the first class, students will need a 7 iron and 5 iron. Clubs will be furnished for those who need them. Clubs needed for subsequent classes will be discussed at the end of each session.
Adult Novice $140
Golf Quest offers Adult Novice classes that
consist of 4 one hour sessions covering a wide variety of topics. They are designed for the beginner golfer who has yet to pick up a club, as well as the more seasoned player who is struggling to break 100 and needs to work on different areas of their game. Students may bring their own clubs or we will provide them for you.
February 2, 9, 16, 23    Wednesdays 6:00pm-7:00pm
March 3, 10, 17, 24     Thursdays 6:00pm-7:00pm
April 6, 13, 20, 27       Wednesdays 6:00pm-7:00pm
May 3,10,17,24        Tuesdays 6:30pm-7:30pm
Women Only $140
Golf Quest offers Women Only classes that are designed for the beginner golfer who is interested in learning the game, as well as the more experienced golfer who is looking to take their game to the next level. Classes consist of 4 one-hour sessions on weekday evenings that cover a wide variety of topics. Students may bring their own clubs or we will provide them for you.
February 3, 10, 17, 24   Thursdays 6:00pm-7:00pm
March 2, 9, 16, 23       Wednesdays 6:00pm-7:00pm
April 7, 14, 21, 28       Thursdays 6:00pm-7:00pm
May 2,9,16,23          Mondays 6:30pm-7:30pm
Juniors $140
Golf Quest offers Junior Group Lessons that consist of 4 one hour sessions covering a wide variety of topics. They are designed for the junior golfer (ages 7-14) who has never played before, as well
as the more experienced player who wants to learn more about the game and improve their score.  Students may bring their own clubs or we will provide them for you.
February 2, 9, 16, 23    Wednesdays 4:30pm-5:30pm
March 3, 10, 17, 24     Thursdays 4:30pm-5:30pm
April 6, 13, 20, 27      Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm
May 3,10,17,24        Tuesdays 4:30pm-5:30pm
Tai Chi and Qigong
With Adam Tilbe

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.

For more information or any questions Contact adam@vitalenergyct.com
(203) 982-9253
Wednesdays, Group & Form Class
Group Class: 9:15am – 10:15am
Form Class: 10:15am – 10:45am

Session 1: 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9 2/16 (snow date 4/21)
No Session 1 Evening Group class.

Session 2: 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6 (snow date 4/21)
Session 2 Evening Group Class:
6:00pm - 7:00pm
3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6
(snow date 4/21)

Location: Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd

Group Class: $99 per 6-week session.
$109 per 6-week session for
Form Class: $45 per 6-week session. 
$50 per 6-week session for

Tai Chi and Qigong Group Class
9:15am - 10:15am

In this class you will learn a simple, but powerful set of qigong exercises that can help you improve your health, posture, balance, energy level, and lifestyle. These gentle, effective, exercises are performed slowly, standing up, and at your individual comfort level. Class also includes introduction to the Yang style 24 step Tai Chi form.

Tai Chi Form Class: Immediately following the Group Class, 10:15 am (MUST HAVE TAKEN 1 session of the Group Class before participating.) After the first class is over, take your practice to the next level by learning and practicing the movements of the traditional Yang Style 24 step Tai Chi form. This class is designed to help each student to progress at their own speed and includes individualized instruction tailored to each student’s current level. 

Cardio Kickboxing
With Tricia Marino Brown

This high-energy interval workout challenges the beginner and elite athlete alike. Build stamina, improve coordination and flexibility, and burn calories with this fun and challenging workout in a no judgement zone. The last 20-25 minutes of class will focus on full body conditioning and core work.

All levels are welcome as modifications will be given. Bring a mat and water bottle.

Email triciabrown562@yahoo.com with questions. 
Time: Thursdays, 3:45pm-4:45pm
Session One: 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17 
Session Two: 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7
Location: Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd
Fee: $65 for residents &Region 14
employees, $75 for non-resident.
Total Body Workout
With Tricia Marino Brown

A muscle toning and endurance class designed to challenge and work the entire body. We will also work on flexibility and balance. Bring a mat, free weights and a water bottle. Modifications will be given, as no one body is the same!

Email triciabrown562@yahoo.com with questions.

Time: 3:30pm-4:20pm
Session One: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15
Session Two: 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5
Location: Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd
Fee: $60 for resident & Region 14
employees, $70 for non-resident.
Basketball: Open Gym

You must be registered to participate in these programs! 

For residents of Woodbury & Bethlehem. $5.00 to register

Ages 18 to 29: Mondays, 1/10 to 3/28, 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Bethlehem Elementary Gym

Ages 30 and Over: Mondays,1/3 to 4/25, 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Mitchell Elementary Gym

Dates subject to change due
to school schedules.
Line Dancing for Fitness
With Tricia Marino Brown

Come join the fun! Learn to line dance in a fun, non-judgmental atmosphere! We will do some basic, traditional line dances plus many others will be introduced. We will dance to both country and pop songs! No experience necessary, just a desire to have fun! By the end of 6 weeks, you will know 7-10 different dances. End the last 15 minutes with core/mat work. 

Bring a mat, wear sneakers and comfortable clothes. 

Email triciabrown562@yahoo.com with any questions.

Try our Beginner Line Dancing Class or
sign up for weekly fun! 

Time: 5:30pm—7:00pm
Session One: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15 Session Two: 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5
One Time Evening Beginner Class: 2/9
Where: Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd
Fee: $65 for resident & Region 14
employees, $75 for non-resident.
One Evening Class: $20 each.

Kripalu Vinyasa Yoga and Meditation 
With Megan Lutz

Kripalu Vinyasa Yoga moves through active, breath guided, flowing postures, allowing students to fully embody alignment and movement energetically and physically. The sequences integrate standing, standing twist, standing balance, arm balance, hip opener, backbend, seated twist, forward bend, inversion and restorative postures while strengthening and stretching muscles, increasing bone density, releasing tension, and centering body and mind.                                                                     
Time: Mondays, 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Thursdays, 9:00am to 10:15am

Session One: Mondays 1/10,1/24,1/31,2/7,2/14,2/28
Session Two: Mondays 3/14,3/21,3/28,4/4,4/11,4/18                           

Session One: Thursdays
1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17
Session Two: Thursdays
3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7

Location: Old Town Hall
Fee: Mondays: $65 for residents
$75 for non-residents    
Thursdays: $80 for residents
$90 for non-residents.

Peaceful Way Wellness Yoga Teacher Training
With Megan Lutz
Meets live on-line

Megan Lutz's Yoga Alliance 200-hour level yoga teacher training certification program promotes the practical, technical, teaching methodology, philosophy, lifestyle, ethics and business aspects of teaching yoga.

As a student of her training you will also tap into the healing aspects of yoga, discover what brings you peace and understand the benefits of embracing where you are in your life. You will learn to maintain a sense of steadiness and ease during times of stress and uncertainty along accessing your deepest inspiration, inherent creativity and self-awareness.

Questions regarding the training: peacefulwaywellness.com or peacefulwaywellness@gmail.com

Meets live on-line every fourth Sunday of the month and the Wednesday
after from January 23rd through October 26th.

Includes a self-paced mix of virtual pre-recorded videos and on-line training assignments.

VIRTUAL Pilates | Body Barre with props*
With Megan Lutz
Meets live on Zoom.

Pilates | Body Barre is a combination of traditional Pilates postures and Body Barres low impact, high intensity movements designed to tone, strengthen and stretch the total body.  

*This class uses a Pilates ring, 3 lb weights and a Glider. The instructor will help you obtain the props, reach her at peacefulwaywellness@gmail.com.

The class meets on the virtual platform - Zoom. 
Times:  7:00am to 8:00am
Session 1: 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16 Session 2: 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30 Location:  Virtually, at home
Fee:         $65 per 6-week session

Volleyball Clinic for Girls
Coach Fred Raymond, Instructor

Older teens, here is your chance to take your skills and knowledge of the sport to the next level with a 6 session clinic. Minimum 2 years experience in an organized league setting, AAU, Juniors or VARSITY high school will get to join. All aspects of the game from serving, hitting, blocking passing as well as defensive and offensive tactics will be covered over the six—1-1/2 hour sessions.

Coach Fred has over 30 years of experience with the sport of volleyball which covers his time as a girl’s High School head coach, boy’s High School coach, CT Juniors head boy’s coach, as well as being the founder and head coach of the Performance Volleyball clinics. Coach Fred has coached a N.E. Region Alternate setter to the USA boy’s National Team, as well as working one on one with several female players who have gone on to play in college at the Division I, II and III levels.

Age: Grades 9 - 12
Time:  6:00pm - 7:30pm
Session One: 1/13, 2/27, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24    
Session Two: 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/21, 4/28 
Location: Woodbury Middle School
Fee: $40 for Region 14, $50 for
non-Region 14

Volleyball for Beginners:
Boys and Girls
Coach Sandy Stone, Instructor

Here is your chance to make a difference in your volleyball career! Middle schoolers with little to no experience will train with Coach Sandy, learning individual and team skills to prepare you for high school tryouts.

Coach Sandy is a CT high school certified coach, High School Girls assistant coach.

Age: Grades 6 - 8                   
Time:  6:00pm - 7:30pm
Session One: 1/13, 2/27, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24
Session Two: 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/21
Location: Woodbury Middle School
Fee: $40 for Region 14, $50 for
non-Region 14

1-Day Combination Safe Boating and Personal Watercraft Safety Certification Course
Patrick Kilby, Instructor
A complete, updated safe boating certification course taught in one (8 hour) day. This class includes the newest requirement for towing skiers & tubes. Successful completion will allow the student to purchase a Connecticut Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation with Waterski endorsement, which enables them to operate any recreational vessel up to 65 feet in length, with some age restrictions for younger operators. An easy to understand classroom format is designed for students age 12 and over.

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 if you don’t already have one, and then print the page that includes your Conservation ID number and bring it to class. Once we have entered your score in the DEEP system you will use your account to purchase & print the certificate after the class. Students should bring a pen or pencil to class.

Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Dates: Saturdays, 3/12, 4/2 or 5/7
Location: Rec House, 7 Mountain Rd
Fee: $65 for resident, $75 for non-resident

Emperatriz Ochoa, Licensed ZUMBA® Instructor

Moving the world to a new beat!

Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what the Zumba® program is all about. We take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise.

Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check! The benefits are a total workout, combining all elements of fitness: cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class!
Burn Up to 1,000 CALORIES in 1-HOUR!!!!

Age: Adults and Teens
Times: Mondays, 7:30-8:30 pm
Session One: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/21 (No class 2/14. Snow date 2/28) Session Two: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11 (snow date 4/18)
Location: Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd
Fee: $65 for residents, $75 for

Have you always wanted to try snowshoeing?
Here’s your chance!

Snowshoes available for you to
borrow at the Woodbury Library!

In an effort to give our patrons an opportunity to try something new and get outside, we are happy to announce that we have a limited number of adult and child sized snowshoes available to borrow to see if you like this outdoor sport.

Get your library card ready, head to the Woodbury Library and borrow a pair of snowshoes for a 1-week period. (No renewals.) You will need a sturdy pair of boots for the snowshoes to strap onto. Head out into your backyard, the Hollow, Three Rivers or another local spot to try them out.

If you’d like, we encourage you to take a picture and send it to us so we can publish it on our Facebook page!

You may call the Woodbury Library to check on availability at 203-263-3502.
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If you have any questions, or need help with registration
please call 203-263-3113 Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

At Hollow Park...

  • April 2nd: Woodbury Earth Day

  • April 9th: Annual Spring Egg Hunt

  • April 30th: Earth Day

  • May 7th: Scholarship Fund Tag Sale for Woodbury Dollars for Scholars

  • May 21st: Pomperaug Valley Garden Club Annual Plant Sale

Youth Hockey

Watertown Youth Hockey is running a FREE learn to skate program beginning in January.

All sessions will be held at the Taft school, Mays Rink in Watertown, CT. This program is open to any child from any town age 4 and over.

Helmet and skates are required (hockey helmet is not required, can be a bike or skateboard helmet).

To register go to www.watertownredwings.com
Please refer to the following websites for registration and deadlines:

Baseball and Softball
Woodbury Baseball and Softball

Men's Softball
Woodbury Men's Softball

Woodbury/Bethlehem Youth Soccer (WBYS)
Woodbury Parks & Recreation
7 Mountain Rd, Woodbury CT 06798
Mailing: 281 Main Street South Woodbury CT 06798.