APRIL 2021
Woodbury Parks and Recreation SPRING/SUMMER 2021 BROCHURE IS AVAILABLE!
Get all of the information you need in regards to Spring and Summer Programs, Parks and Recreation Summer Camp and Teen Travel Camp as well as other camps we are offering this SUMMER while the kids are no longer in the classroom,
and ready to PLAY!
Register early to get your spot in these popular programs and to ensure the programs meet minimum requirements and do not get cancelled!
Session 2 for many of our programs begin this month. We are constantly in contact with our local Health Departments and the First Selectman and we are happy to announce that we can now have in-person classes safely in our buildings.
Please refer to our website for updates or call the office at
203-263-3113, Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:00 pm

TODDLER, PRESCHOOL & YOUTH ACTIVITIES
My Grown Up and Me - In Person
Courtney Ewing, Instructor
In-Person on Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:15 am
Ages 18 months + with a grown up
Very limited spots available

Spring Session; 4/20 - 5/25/2021

My Grown up and Me is the perfect way to introduce your budding little artist to the wonderful world of process art. This creative class offers your little one the opportunity to explore different art supplies, enjoy sensory play, open ended projects, and the freedom to move at their own pace. Class sizes are reduced to 5 children to allow for social distancing and sensory bins have been removed for now. Each child will also be given their own personal supplies each class. While things are a little different right now we are thankful and excited to be able to offer a safe space for creativity, fun and connection! ALL materials will be provided.
magic
Virtual Magic Workshop
Tom O'Brien, Instructor
Session 2; 2/22/21 - 4/03/21
Safe at home

Magic class now available online using Zoom! One-on-one 30-35 minute session with professional Magician Tom O'Brien First, you register for the class online. Participants will receive an email from Tom requesting date and time. You then agree on a time that works for you both. All materials will be mailed to the student prior to their session. They will learn 5 tricks. Tom is a master at his craft and is a wonderful and entertaining teacher!
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Multi-Sport Tots (Baseball/Basketball/Soccer)
Skyhawks Camp Instructors

Age: 2-3.5 years old with parent/guardian
3.5-4 year olds
Time:  Mondays, 5:00 PM (2-3 year olds with a parent); 6:00 PM (3-4 year olds)
Dates: 4 weeks - 5/3-5/24
Location: HOLLOW PARK
Fee: $70 per session
Minimum participants: 4 Maximum participants: 8

Introduce your little superstar to sports in our most popular program! This class uses age-appropriate games and activities to explore balance, hand/eye coordination, fitness, sport skills and child development. Parent participation required for ages 2-3.5 years.
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ENCHANTED BALLET – VIRTUAL & In Person
3 year olds
Instructor: Maggie Gillette - Main Street Ballet

Age: 3 years old with their parent/guardian or special friend

Times:               
Thursdays, 10:30 to 11:15 am  
Zoom or In Person      OR
Saturdays, 9:00 to 9:45 am   
Zoom or In Person    
Dates:      
Session Two:  
Thursdays:  3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20 (no class 4/15)

Saturdays:   4/3, 4/10, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29 (no class 4/17)

Location:         Main Street Ballet
Fee:                 $85 per session for residents, $95 for out of town
Maximum participants: 8

Maggie brings her background in ballet and theater to a class that is 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. Guardians will be required to wear a mask at all times. Class sizes are limited. Enroll now!
CREATIVE DANCE – VIRTUAL & In Person- 4 year olds
Instructor: Maggie Gillette - Main Street Ballet

Age: 4 years old. Non participating Guardian presence is required during class.

Times:               
Tuesdays, 4:15 to 5:00 pm In Person ONLY OR
Saturdays, 10:00 – 10:45 am  
Zoom or In Person

Dates:             
Session Two:  
Tuesdays:  3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18 (no class 4/13)
                                               
Saturdays:  4/3, 4/10, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29 (no class 4/17)
Location:         Main Street Ballet
Fee:              $85 per session for residents,
$95 for out of town per 
8-week session
Maximum participants: 8

Pre-ballet taught by Main Street Ballet staff member, Maggie Gillette. Maggie brings her background in ballet and theater to a class that is full of creativity and learning. Young dancers will learn the beginning skills of classical ballet through music, storytelling and creative movement. Guardian presence is required during the class. 
All MSB facilities and classes adhere to strict CT Covid guidelines with your family’s health and safety of top concern. Guardians will be required to wear a mask at all times. Class sizes are limited. Enroll now!
HOrse Riding Fall
HORSE RIDING at Daffodil Farm
Jessica Thomas, Instructor
Saturdays, 10:30 - 11:30 am
Ages 5-15

Dates:
Spring Session: 4/17 - 5/22
Summer Session 1: 6/5 - 7/17/21
(no class 7/3)
Summer Session 2: 7/24- 8/28/21
Location:  Daffodil Hill Farm,
138 Minortown Rd, Woodbury
Fee:       $255 for Region 14,
$265 for non-Region 14
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 or boots with a heel. 
If you have questions please call Jessica Thomas at 203-217-2302.
STEAM Class - In-Person
Courtney Ewing, Instructor
Wednesdays,1:45 - 2:30 (NEW time)
Grades 1-5

SPRING Session: In-Person
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd
April 21 - May 26th

Students in grades 1-5 will use creativity and innovation to tackle a variety of collaborative STEAM projects including working with circuits, cardboard engineering, Chemical reactions, and more!
INTRODUCTION to FENCING
Candlewood Fencing Instructors
5/07 - 6/11
Limited spots available

Time:    Fridays, 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Location: Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd
Age: 7 - 18 year-olds
Fee:       $135 for Region 14, $145 for
non-Region 14

Want to learn how to compete in the Olympic sport of fencing?
Sign up for our Introduction to Fencing Program today! In this weekly class, our highly experienced fencing coaches from Candlewood Fencing Center will teach you the proper footwork, form, and techniques required to become a competitive fencer and student athlete. This program will run on Fridays from 3:00pm - 4:30pm for 6 consecutive weeks.

*All necessary equipment and protective gear will be provided. For COVID safety, each student will be assigned their own individual set of equipment, and all of our fencing swords will be thoroughly sanitized after each session with bleach based products.

COMBINED CLASS is now Fridays 3pm-4:30pm 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11 (make up date 6/18)
Kid's Brazilian JIU JITSU & CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
Ed Berberich, Instructor at Monkey Bar Gym
Mondays OR Wednesdays; 5:00 - 5:45 PM
at Monkey Bar Gym, Woodbury

Session 2: Mondays; 3/22 - 5/3/2021
Wednesdays; 3/17 - 4/28/2021
Ages: 8-13 year olds

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.
Babysitting Certification Course
Teresa Paternoster, Instructor
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Limited spots available

Time:    Saturday, May 15th, 2021
10:00 am - 2:00 pm 
Location: Rec. House, 7 Mountain Rd
Age: 10 - 16 year olds
Fee:       $45 for Region 14,
$55 for non-Region 14
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.
TENNIS IN THE PARKS PROGRAM
USTA Instructors
Limited spots available

Age/Grades: 
Grades 1-2    9:00 - 10:00 am (RED Ball)
Grades 3 –5   10:15—11:15 am (ORANGE Ball)
Grades 6—8   11:30 — 12:30 pm (GREEN Ball)

Dates:   
Saturdays, beginning 5/01 - June 12th (no program on 5/30)
Location: Woodbury Middle School Tennis Courts
Fee:   $70 for Region 14,
$80 for non-Region 14
Minimum Participants: 7     
Maximum Participants: 8
Sign up now to secure your spot in our Summer Tennis in the Parks program, where participants will learn and play tennis! 
Limited spots are available due to Covid-19 safeguards. All participants in their first session receive and keep a new age-appropriate racket, ball, and Net Generation tee shirt! 

Led by an approved USTA Net Generation tennis coach, the program will focus on developing the skills to serve, rally and play - so it’s perfect for beginners. Once the skills are there, participants will play fun matches with other players in the program. This program uses modified tennis balls, age-appropriate rackets, court sizes, and the latest fun and engaging activities that help players successfully learn and play the game quicker!

All players in their first session receive and keep a new age-appropriate racket, ball, and Net Generation tee shirt!  Want to volunteer to help with any part of the program?
Contact Eric Driscoll at driscoll@newengland.usta.com
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS LACROSSE - CLUB TEAM
lacrosse
Nonnewaug Club Team is registering high school boys from Region 14 and area towns. 
Please email us at jmiller@woodburyct.org for more information and to let us know you are interested
in playing.
TEEN & ADULT - VIRTUAL ACTIVITIES & FITNESS
VOICE LESSONS
Sheila Hodges, Instructor

Age: Grades 2 to adult. Beginners are welcome!
Time: 25-minute time slots, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Fridays
(Call office for a time, 203-263-3113)
         50-minute time slots, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Fridays
(Call office for a time, 203-263-3113)

Date:        Six-week session, ongoing. 
Location:  Your home using a virtual platform
Fee:          25- minute class: for 6 weeks
$165 for residents,
$175 for non-residents
                50-minute class: for 6 weeks  
$315 for residents,
$325 for non-residents
Private voice lessons for students of all ages. Sing repertoire that is tailored to your musical taste, while learning proper vocal and breathing techniques. Lessons include a thorough warm-up, sight singing practice, and repertoire practice. Beginners welcome!
 
Sheila Hodges is a professional singer and teacher. She received her Bachelor of Music Education from Central Connecticut State University, with a concentration in voice. She has taught music for 13 years in several different capacities, as a classroom music teacher, choir director, church music director, and private voice teacher all over Connecticut. In addition to teaching privately, Sheila is currently the Director of Music at Trinity Church in Windsor, CT. 
PRIVATE VIOLIN/VIOLA LESSONS - Virtual
Lisa Laquidara, Instructor

Age: 7 years and up
Time: 30-minute time slots, Mondays or Tuesdays between 2:00 - 6:00 PM

(Call office for a time, 203-263-3113)

Date:        Six-week session, ongoing.
Spring Session 2: 5/03 - 6/08/2021
Summer Session 1: 6/14 - 7/20
Summer Session 2: 7/26 - 8/31
Location:  Your home using a virtual platform
Fee:         $195 for residents,
$205 for non-residents
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.
PILATES
PILATES BARRE with PROPS
Virtual Program
Megan Lutz, Instructor
Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Spring Session 1: 3/30 - 5/04
Spring Session 2: 5/11 - 6/22
Ages: Adults

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. Email Megan if you need to know where to purchase these items at peacefulwaywellness@gmail.com

The class meets on the virtual platform ZOOM.

YOGA
KRIPALU VINYASA YOGA 
(60-minute class)
Virtual Program
Megan Lutz, Instructor
Mondays at 7:00 am at home
using the virtual platform ZOOM

Spring Session 1: 3/29 - 5/3
Spring Session 2: 5/17 - 6/14
Ages: 14 - Adults

Kripalu Vinyasa Yoga and Meditation includes centering body-mind breath guided postures and a visual guided meditation. The postures build strength, stability, flexibility, awareness, and increased energy. The meditation is a deep sense-based healing experience. Each class incorporates a creative theme to foster compassion and connection.

Once you have registered, and have a ZOOM account, please email Megan at peacefulwaywellness@gmail.com
ONE - DAY COURSES for ADULTS and TWEENS/TEENS
Safe Boating
ONE DAY Combination:
Safe Boating and Personal Watercraft Safety Course
Patrick Kilby, Instructor

Date & Time: 
Saturdays, PICK ONLY ONE:
8:30 am - 4:30 pm 
April 24th
May 22nd
June 19
July 17

Location: Rec. House, 7 Mountain Rd
(will be virtual if it cannot be held in-person due to Covid)
Age: 12+ to adults
Fee:       $65 for residents
$75 for non-residents
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. For more information about the class and instructors, you may visit: https://currentboatingeducation.com/
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bee keeping
BEE KEEPING 101
Mike Rice, Instructor
Saturday, April 3rd

Time:    Saturday, April 3rd, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Location: Rec. House, 7 Mountain Rd
Age: 13 years to adult
Fee:       $35 for residents
$45 for non-residents
Did you always want to keep honeybees but didn’t know how to get started?
The Woodbury Parks and Recreation Dept. will be hosting a honeybee keeping class. Mike Rice of Mike’s Beehives LLC will be instructing the class. He will go over the beginning steps of honeybee keeping which include: An explanation of each hive part, installing bees into the hive, feeding your bees, the life cycle of a bee, how to register your bees with the state of Connecticut and why they should be registered, the different roles of each bee, some of the typical problems you might encounter in honeybee keeping and harvesting honey.
Mike will bring all the equipment needed to cover all aspects of bee keeping!
BABYSITTING COURSE
Teresa Paternoster, Instructor
Saturday, May 15th

Time:    Saturday, May 15, 2021
10:00 am - 2:00 pm 
Location: Rec. House, 7 Mountain Rd
Age: 10 - 16 years
Fee:       $45 for Region 14/$55 for
non-Region 14
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.
IN-PERSON FITNESS CLASSES FOR TEENS & ADULTS
YOGA
KRIPALU VINYASA YOGA with Meditation
(In Person 75-minute class)
Megan Lutz, Instructor

Wednesdays at 6:00 - 7:15 PM
Spring Session 1: 3/31 - 5/5
Spring Session 2: 5/12 - 6/16

Thursdays at 9:45 - 11:00 am
Spring Session 1: 4/1 - 5/6
Spring Session 2: 5/13 - 6/24
Ages: 14 - Adults

Kripalu Vinyasa Yoga and Meditation includes centering body-mind breath guided postures and a visual guided meditation. The postures build strength, stability, flexibility, awareness, and increased energy. The meditation is a deep sense-based healing experience. Each class incorporates a creative theme to foster compassion and connection.

Once you have registered, please email Megan at peacefulwaywellness@gmail.com
PILATES
PILATES BARRE with PROPS
In-Person
Megan Lutz, Instructor
Mondays 6:15 - 7:15 PM at
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd, Woodbury
Spring Session 1: 3/29 - 5/03
Spring Session 2: 5/10 - 6/21
Ages: Teens 14+ to Adults

OUTDOOR SPRING SESSION*:
Tuesdays, 9:00 - 10:00 AM at
*Three Rivers Park, Jacks Bridge Rd

OUTDOOR Session: 5/04 - 6/15

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. Email Megan if you need to know where to purchase these items at peacefulwaywellness@gmail.com
PICKLEBALL FOR ADULTS

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 on Mondays so come and find out what pickleball is all about. Have you played before but would like to continue, join us and join in the fun of this growing sport!

Time: MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS:
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location:  Woodbury Middle School Courts
Mondays will have an instructor, Wednesdays will be instructor free.
FEE: $25 residents/$35 non-residents

DATES: 5/03 - 6/30. NO class on 5/31
(Memorial Day)
If it is raining the program is cancelled.

If you do not have a racket, there are some available to borrow.
SPRING
Tai Chi and Quigong
Group and Form Classes
Adam Tilbe, Instructor
Wednesdays 9:15 am & 10:15 am
Morning Class; Old Town Hall,
5 Mountain Rd
Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:00 PM - NEW!
Evening class is at Hollow Park

SPRING Session 2: 4/21 - 5/26
Ages: Adults

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

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
ZUMBA
Emperatriz Ochoa, Certified ZUMBA Instructor
Mondays 6:30 - 7:30 PM
HOLLOW PARK - OUTDOOR

Session 2: 4/19 - 5/24
Ages: Adults

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!!!!

Wear comfortable gym clothing and bring a water bottle.
TUESDAY Boot Camp - 4 Weeks
Tricia Brown, Instructor
Tuesdays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd*

Date: Tuesdays, 3/16 - 4/05/21
Ages: Adults

BOOTCAMP: An interval training class that mixes calisthenics and body weight exercises with cardio. With a new workout every week, these classes are designed to push participants harder than they'd push themselves and to always keep the body guessing.

This class will challenge all as modifications will be given. Mat, optional free weights and water is all that is needed!

Wear comfortable gym clothing and bring a water bottle.
Cardio Kick Boxing In-Person
Tricia Brown, Instructor
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd

Date: Thursdays, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
SPRING Session 2: 4/22 - 5/27

MINI SESSION! 2-week session, 4 classes!
Tuesday and Thursday: 6/8 - 6/17
Ages: Adults

This high-energy interval workout challengers the beginner and elite athlete alike without having to get into the ring! Build stamina, improve coordination and flexibility 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.  All levels are welcome as modifications will be given. Bring a mat and water bottle.

Wear comfortable gym clothing and bring a water bottle.
INFORMATION and REGISTERING for PROGRAMS can be done at
If you have any questions, or need help with registration
please call 203-263-3113 Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
EGG HUNT SCAVENGER HUNT!
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!
Woodbury Parks and Recreation team is sifting through all of the entries and we will be announcing the winners by April 1st!
It was great fun to look through all of your pictures!
Congratulations to everyone!
Woodbury Parks & Recreation
7 Mountain Rd, Woodbury CT 06798
Mailing: 281 Main Street South Woodbury CT 06798.