April 2019
Woodbury Parks and Recreation Newsletter
Our new Winter programs are underway! Session 2 of many programs are open for registration.  Please see for the brochure or the descriptions below for more information.

**Our Spring and Summer Programs, as well as Summer Camp information will be coming out in our new brochure, Voices and will be available online on 
April 10th

Program Registration

If you have questions regarding this newsletter, please feel free to call 203-263-3113 or email

Woodbury Parks & Recreation
W.O.W. (What's On in Woodbury)  is continuing to bring you events, offered completely  FREE of charge! It is a collaboration of the Woodbury Library, Parks and Recreation and the Woodbury Senior Center.
For updates about all things WOW, please visit WOW's website,

If you would like to receive the WOW newsletter, please email
Important Information regarding your Woodbury Parks and Rec online account!*
We have just been informed by our software company that as you log on to your online account, you will be asked to change your account password if it does not have all the necessary requirements. PLEASE do NOT set up another account. Call or email the WP&R office and we will help you! If you have multiple accounts it will become difficult to find you in our system and give you the best possible help you need. 

*Before your next registration, we ask that you take a moment to update your password. Please include at least 8 characters, an uppercase letter, a lowercase letter, a number, and a symbol (ex. ~!@#\$%\^&\*<>?). Beginning 2/22, the site will prompt you to update your password when you log in if you haven't updated it yet. 

Thank you for your help! 
Woodbury Parks and Rec staff 
203-266-3113 x 197
Yoga & Pilates Instructors! Classes have begun!
Moves through active, breath guided, flowing postures, allowing students to fully embody alignment and movement both energetically and physically. The sequences integrate standing, hip openers, forward bends, twists, back bends, and restorative postures while strengthening and stretching muscles, increasing bone density, releasing tension, and centering body-mind.  

*Please bring your own mat to class.

Any further questions, please feel free to e-mail Kim at  

6:15 - 7:15 pm
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd
Spring Session begins on May 13th!

Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd
Spring Session begins on May 7th
Pilates Class

9:45 - 10:45 AM
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd
Spring Session begins on May 9th
Pilates Mat class  works to balance all muscle groups strength and flexibility with an emphasis with an emphasis on challenging the core with each movement. This class is designed to sculpt your body and to help feel increased agility in your everyday movements.

*Please bring your own mat to class.
Babysitting Course
Ages 10 - 16
Saturday, April 27th 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Rec House, 7 Mountain Rd, Woodbury
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.

Register for the Babysitting Course  here.

Private Violin and Viola Lessons
7 years to adult
30 minute time slots on Mondays or Tuesdays
Woodbury Middle School Music Room

Violin and Viola lessons are available for children and adults! Students will learn classical technique on their own or rented instrument. 30 minute sessions on Mondays or Tuesdays, for 6 weeks!

Register for violin or viola lessons here. 

Tiny Tot Programs

My Grown Up and Me
Tuesdays 9:30 - 10:15 am
18 months and up with a Grown Up
Rec House, 7 Mountain Rd
Session 2 is underway! 

Come paint, shimmy, paste and squish your way through a variety of creative projects with The Clever Crayon! Moms, Dads, grandparents and caregivers will meet new friends and create lasting memories! Watch your child build fine motor and social skills in a safe, imaginative and fun filled environment!
Youth Activities

Yoga After School  NEW!
Mondays 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Grades K - 5
Mitchell Elementary School
Session 2 begins on April 1st!

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 snack! Yoga mats are provided.

Here is an article about the benefits of Yoga in children.

Register for Yoga After School!

Science and Art!
Wednesdays 2:45 - 3:45 PM
Grades K - 5
Mitchell Elementary School
Winter Session is underway! Spring Session begins May 8th and runs until the end of the school year!
Science & Art
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! Children will enjoy exploring various reactions, textures and color mixing while socializing and learning with friends old and new!

Horse Back Riding at Daffodil Farm
Saturdays, 10:30 - 11:30 am
Ages 5 - 15 years old
Daffodil Hill Farm, 138 Minortown Rd, Woodbury
Spring and Summer Sessions, register April 10th

horse riding spring summer

A safe place to learn horsemanship and riding at all levels, or to improve your current riding skills. The classes are rain or shine, 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. 

Register for Horse Riding here.
Teen and Adult Fitness

Cardio Kick Boxing    NEW!
Ages 14 years to adult
Thursdays, 3:45 - 4:45 pm
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd, Woodbury
Spring Session 2 starts May 2nd, register today!
This high-energy interval workout challenges the beginner and elite athlete alike. Build stamina, improve coordination and flexibility, and burn calories as you build lean muscle 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. Beginners to Advanced levels are welcome as the instructor will offer modifications to ALL participants. Please bring a mat and water bottle.

Register for the Cardio Kick Boxing here.

The 30/30 Workout
Age 14 - active older adults
Mondays at 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd
Spring Session starts April 29th
Summer Session in June!
Spring 30
This class consists of 30 minutes of high intensity cardio intervals, followed by 30 minutes of muscle conditioning using your own body weight. 

Come workout in a judgement free zone. ALL levels are welcome as modifications will be given. 

*Please bring your own mat, and a water bottle.

Badminton For Adults
Age 16 - older
Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm - See Schedule online
Woodbury Middle School  Gym
April 3rd - June 5th 
Badminton for intermediate players. Players should have knowledge of the competitive game for both doubles and singles including the rules to each. No instructor, just an evening to come and enjoy playing the game. Please bring your own racquet and shuttlecock. 

Register for Badminton here.

Mondays, 7:30 - 8:30 PM
Adults and Teens
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd, Woodbury
Session 2 starts on April 1st!

Party yourself into shape! We take the "work" out of workout by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval style, calorie burning dance fitness party! Burn up to 1,000 calories in ONE HOUR!

Register for Zumba® here.
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Community Listings:  

We love to include information about as many community 'happenings' as we can, but space is limited in this newsletter.

 For a complete listing of what is happening in Woodbury, or to contribute your event, please visit the town's calendar.

Summer Camp and Summer Programs
Summer Camp
Summer Programs

Registration for Summer Camp and Summer Programs begins on
April 10th!

Look for the insert in Voices, or 
for more information you may visit:
Woodbury Earth Day and Marker Recycling Program!
earth day 2019
Saturday, May 4th at Hollow Park!
As part of the celebration, you have the opportunity to recycle old and used markers (of any brand) as part of a 
school and town wide initiative to go green!
Bring your markers to the Woodbury Library, 
Parks and Rec, Rec House and the Woodbury Senior Center! 

There will also be a collection point at the 
Earth Day event as well!
There are boxes with the above poster on them to put them in.
Every little bit helps! Thank you!
Join us for Free Movie Friday!
Mary Poppins Returns
We will be showing Mary Poppins Returns! Come enjoy this delightful film on Friday, April 26th at 6:30 PM at the Woodbury Senior/Community Center.
As always, this event is FREE, but we ask that you bring a toiletry or non-perishable food item for the 
Food Bank if you can.
To see a preview of    Mary Poppins Returns, please click  here.
Save the Date for these events!

Woodbury Spring Clean Up Day
Saturday, April 6th, 8:00 - 12:00 Noon

Tree Care Seminar is on April 13th 
from 9:00 - 12:00 Noon

We look forward to seeing you at our Annual Egg Hunt!
Saturday, April 13th at 10:00 AM 
Hollow Park, Hollow Park Road

Fundraiser for the Woodbury Middle School 
8th Grade Dance
April 25th, 5:00 - 8:30 PM
Woodbury Brewing Company

Woodbury Baseball & Softball Registration


Registration is open for 
Woodbury Baseball & Softball 
To register or for more information

Memorial Day Parade!
Sunday, May 26th at 2:00 PM

For those community groups wishing to march in the parade, please contact Jenifer Miller at or by
calling 203-263-3113

Memorial Day 2019

CT Trails Day Weekend
June 1st & 2nd
Woodbury Hike is on Saturday, June 1st 
 (Rain Date June 2nd)
10:00 - 12:00 Noon
Orenaug Park

Household Hazardous Waste & Paint Collection for Woodbury!

Saturday, April 27th
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Woodbury Middle School

Co-Ed Drop In Volleyball
Age 16 - older
Woodbury Middle School  Gym
Thursdays starting 7:30 - 9:30 PM until April 25th
co ed
Haven't played volleyball for a while but would like to get back into it? Maybe you have never played, but would like to give it a try? This program is for everyone who would like to get some exercise while having fun playing volleyball. 

Register for Co-Ed Drop In Volleyball here.
One Day Course

Bee Keeping 101
Teens and Adults
Saturday, April 13th 
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Rec House, 7 Mountain Rd, Woodbury

Have you always wanted to keep honeybees, but do not know how to get started? The WPR department will be hosting a honeybee keeping class. Mike Rice of Mike's Beehives LLC will instruct participants on parts of a hive, installing bees into a hive, bee life cycles and how to register your bees with the State of CT and more! Mike will bring all the equipment needed to cover all aspects of bee keeping!

Register for Bee Keeping 101 here.