March 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.

If you are interested in applying to be an instructor or counselor for our summer camp program, please not that the deadline for those applications are  March 16th, 2019. 

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
NEW 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
Session 2 begins on March 25th!

Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd
Session 2 begins March 19th! Register today! 

Pilates Class

9:45 - 10:45 AM
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd
Session 2 begins March 21st

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.
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 begins on March 12th

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!
 Register for My Grown Up and Me!

My Grown Up and Me Cooking!  NEW!
Tuesdays 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
2 years and up with a Grown Up
Rec House, 7 Mountain Rd
Session 2 begins on March 12th!

Grown ups and their little chefs will practice basic cooking skills such as measuring, scooping, spreading and cutting while following simple recipes and exploring new tastes and textures. Recipes include: muffins, mini pizzas, egg cups and more!
PLEASE make any allergies know ahead of time so we can  accommodate. 
Register for 
My Grown Up and Me Cooking here!

Dance Programs for Young Dancers
Ages 3 - 8
Main Street Ballet, 124 South Pomperaug Ave, Woodbury

Choose your age group, choose your time and come join in the fun! The younger dancers will enjoy an innovative and wondrous dance adventure using story, music, dance adn props to stimulate their imaginations, build coordination, and learn the fundamentals of ballet technique. Exercises work toward increasing attention span and developing the dancer's imaginative talents. 

See all dance offerings  here.
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
Session 2 begins on March 13th!

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!

Kid's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Character Development
Mondays or Wednesdays 5:00 - 5:45 pm
Monkey Bar Gym, 125 Main Street North Unit 4, Woodbury
Session 2 starts on March 20th & March 25th

A great way to help build your child's self esteem and self confidence! Our program is designed 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.

After School with Mr. K! 
Tuesdays OR Thursdays, 3:35 - 4:15 PM
Mitchell Elementary School Gym
Grades K - 5th
Sign up for Tuesday OR Thursday
Join Mitchell Elementary School's physical education teacher, Mr, K, for fun after school programs! The mats and stations will be out and you can work on your gymnastics and tumbling skills! If you wish to sign up for both days, you must pay and register for both. 

Register for Mr. K's program today! 
Save the Date for these events!

Tree Care Seminar

Horse Back Riding at Daffodil Farm
Saturdays, 10:30 - 11:30 am
Ages 5 - 15 years old
Daffodil Hill Farm, 138 Minortown Rd, Woodbury
Session 2 starts March 9th - Register very soon!

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.
What's New This Month
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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.

Woodbury Baseball & Softball 
Sign Up Online or In Person!
You may also register for a special "In person" sign ups and registrations will be on March 23rd from 9:00 - 1:00 PM at the Rec House, 
7 Mountain Rd, Woodbury

For more information you may visit:
Join us for Free Movie Friday!
To see a preview of   Ralph Breaks the Internet, please click  here.
NEW Teen Programs!

Make Your Own Reality TV 
Tuesdays, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Woodbury Middle School
NEW Session starts on March 12th Register today!
In the age of Reality TV, students participating will learn everything there is in making a 
"Sizzle Reel" for their very own reality TV show.  A sizzle reel is a 3-minute mini movie that introduces their show. 

They will learn how to come up with a concept, cast, write a shot list, choose music and direct.  This is a fun, interactive introduction to film-making.  The class will be split up into 3 groups 
which will teach them how to work together as you would on a real film set!

Register today! Make Your Own Reality TV


Acting Technique for Teens
Wednesdays, 2:35 - 3:45 PM
Woodbury Middle School
NEW Session starts on March 13th 

Scene Study, Monologues, Acting for Commercials, Headshots, Getting an Agent, Commercial Print Modeling the Acting Class.  

At the end of the six-week program there will be monologue performance for invited guests.

Register today for Acting Techniques for Teens
Summer Camp Employment
Applications for CITs and Counselors are being accepted.
Deadline is March 16th, 2019
The Camp Counselor Application can be found here
Applications are to be submitted to 
Sarah Wirtes, 281 Main Street S, Woodbury CT 
NO later than March 16th!
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
Session 2 starts SOON on March 7th - 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 3:45 - 4:45 PM
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd

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
Woodbury Middle School  Gym
March 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 (every other week) 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.
Drop In Programs for Adults

Men's Drop In Basketball
Woodbury/Bethlehem Residents ONLY age 25+
Mondays, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Woodbury Middle School Gym
Do you love basketball and want to keep fit? Then this is the night for you! There is no fee, but we do ask that you register so we can notify you of cancellations or location changes. 
Come and join in the game! 
Woodbury/Bethlehem residents only, 25 years and up!

Register for the Men's Drop In Basketball here.

Co-Ed Drop In Volleyball
Age 16 - older
Woodbury Middle School  Gym
Thursdays starting 7:30 - 9:30 PM
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.
Teen and Tween Programs 

HIP HOP Yoga for Teens       NEW!
Session 2 starts on March 14th!
Thursdays, 5:15 - 6:15 PM
Grades 6 - 12
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd, Woodbury
Hip Hop Yoga
Hip Hop Yoga is a great experience for any yoganini at any level. Combining mindfulness and hip hop to your Yoga practice. Our class is specifically designed for teens, using music they love by Drake, Post Malone, Rihanna and students are encouraged to bring their own music.

Register for Hip Hop Yoga here.

Boys Lacrosse Club Team
for boys grades 9 - 12th
Mitchell Elementary School

You MUST register with Woodbury Parks and Rec to play!

High School Volleyball Clinic  
Thursdays 6:00 - 7:30PM
Ages 16 and older
Woodbury Middle School Gym
Session 2 starts March 14th and fills quickly!
Older teens and adults, this is program to take your skills and knowledge of the sport to the next level with a 6 session co-ed clinic. Minimum 2 years experience in an organized league setting is required. All aspects of the game from serving, hitting, blocking, passing as well as defensive and offensive tactics will be covered. 

Register for the High School Volleyball Clinic here.

One Day Courses for Teens and Adults

1 Day Combination: Safe Boating & Personal Watercraft Safety Certification Course
12 and older 
Saturday,  March 30th 
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Rec House, 7 Mountain Rd, Woodbury
A complete, updated, safe boating certification course taught in one 8 hour day. This class includes the newest requirement for towing skiers and tubes. An easy to understand classroom format is designed for students age 12 and over. 

PRIOR to taking the class, you must create an account online at  and click the START button to create an account. Print the page, and bring it to the first class. Students should also bring a pen or pencil to class.

Register for the Safe Boating & Personal Watercraft Safety Course Certification here.

Bee Keeping 101
Teens and Adults
Saturday, March 23rd OR April 13th (choose one)
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.