November 2019
Woodbury Parks and Recreation Newsletter
We are currently working on our Winter Brochure and doing our best to provide quality programs for you and the Woodbury community. If you have any ideas on what kind of programming you would like, or if you know any instructors, have them contact us at

Instructors Needed
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,

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Biddy Ball 2019
This is a fantastci introductory basketball program for children grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade. Your child does not need to have ANY basketball experience to play! This program is purely instructional and is one hour, one day a week at Mitchell Elementary School. All children receive a free basketball and t-shirt. You must sign up before November 8th. No registrations will be accepted after that date. 
Register now at
Tai Chi and Quigong
Tai chi
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. Please where comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle. 

6:15 - 7:15 pm
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd
New Session begins on November 11th

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. 
Youth Activities

Tuesdays or Thursdays
Grades K - 2 and 3-5
Mitchell Elementary School
Favorite Games start on November 7th and November 12th!
Join M. K for one or all of these afterschool programs!
Keep busy and run off some steam while learning new skills through fun games with a different emphasis each session.

Register today to avoid cancellation of this fun activity!
New Session starts November 7th
Mondays or Wednesdays 5:00 - 5:45 pm at Monkey Bar Gym
125 Main Street, Woodbury 
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.

Horse Back Riding at Daffodil Farm
Saturdays, 10:30 - 11:30 am
Ages 5 - 15 years old
Daffodil Hill Farm, 138 Minortown Rd, Woodbury
New Session starts November 2nd!
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.
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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.

Community Events in Woodbury

Woodbury Food Bank 
Holiday Donation Requests
Donations are received Fridays 9:00 am - 2:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am - 11:00 am at the Food Bank (entrance is behind the buildings in LaBonne's plaza). Please call Bob Taylor at 203-263-3869 or email Bob here. THANK YOU for any and all donations! 
Click HERE for a list of all items needed! 

Spotted Lanter Fly
Invasive species have been found in CT. If you see or find any evidence of this pest, please take a picture and follow the instructions here:

Season 6 is underway!
CTAW season 6
Casting Call for RUMORS!
Tuesday, November 5th and 
Wednesday, November 6th, 
Old Town Hall,  5 Mountain Rd, Woodbury

CTAW needs 5 men and 5 women for this production. All roles are open. A perusal copy of the script is available at the Woodbury Public Library. 
Rehearsals begin on Tuesday, Nov. 12th
Performances are January 10-12th
and January 17-19th

Co-Ed Drop In Volleyball
Age 16 - older
Woodbury Middle School  Gym
Thursdays starting 7:30 - 9:30 PM until  December 12th
with fee
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. If you are a non-resident, it is just $3 per drop in fee!

Register for Co-Ed Drop In Volleyball here.
Men's Drop In Basketball
Woodbury Residents ONLY Age 25- older
Mitchell Elementary School  Gym
Mondays 7:30 - 9:30 PM until  December 2nd
Fall 2019 Drop in BB
General Information
  • There is no fee.
  • Just turn up at the gym and join in the game!
  • Please register with Parks & Recreation so that we can notify you of any changes in schedule.
  • All Games at WMS gym.
Register for Men's Drop In Basketball  here so we can notify you of any cancellations. 
Teen and Adult Fitness

Cardio Kick Boxing    NEW!
Ages 14 years to adult
Thursdays, 3:40 - 4:40 pm
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd, Woodbury
New session started on Oct. 31st. Spots still available!
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.

Age 14 - active older adults
Mondays at 3:40 - 4:40 PM
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd
New session begins on November 11th

A cardio and muscle endurance class designed to challenge the entire body. All levels are welcome as modifications will be given. 
Bring a MAT and Water bottle and a desire to commit to fitness!

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

Mondays, 7:30 - 8:30 PM
Adults and Teens
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd, Woodbury
Session 2 starts Monday, November 11th

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.