September 2022
YOUTH ACTIVITIES
Private Violin and Viola Lessons 
Lisa Laquidara, Instructor 

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. 

Age: 7 years to adult
Time:  30 minute time slots, Mondays or Tuesdays (call for a time)         
Dates: Six week session, ongoing
Location: Woodbury Middle School or Rec House in Summer
Fee: $195 for residents, $205 for non-region 14


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!

Tuesdays: 10:00am - 10:45am
or
Fridays: 10:00am - 10:45am

Fall Session 1 Tuesdays: 9/13 to 10/18
Fall Session 1 Fridays: 9/16 to 10/21
Fall Session 2 Tuesdays: 11/1 to 12/13
Fall Session 2 Fridays:11/4 to 12/16

Fee: $95 per session for residents
$105 per session for non-residents


Ballet for Young Dancers 
Main Street Ballet, Woodbury

Enchanted Ballet (age 3)
Instructor: Alexandra Koulouris
Saturdays: 9:30am to 10:15am
Fall Session 1: 9/17 to 10/15
Fall Session 2: 10/22 to 11/19
Fee: $70 per session for residents
$80 per session for non-residents

PreK & Kindergarten Ballet (ages 4 and 5)
Instructor: Liz Skalksi
Tuesdays: 5:00pm - 5:45pm
9/13 to 10/25

Fee: $100 per session for residents
$110 per session for non-residents

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Character Development
for Kids 
M Fit Studio, 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.

Mondays, 5:00pm to 5:45pm
Fall Session 1: 9/12 to 10/17
Fall Session 2: 10/24 to 11/28
Fee: $100 per session for residents
$110 per session for non-residents

ACTIVITIES FOR TEENS & ADULTS
New classes!
Shaolin 5 Animal Kung Fu
and Qigong

Learn what the old masters have known for centuries, that Shaolin Kung Fu's true origin is as a fitness system for the mind, body and spirit, designed to preserve and prolong life.

This non-contact class is easy to start for people of almost any level of physical fitness. You'll improve your stamina, strength, flexibility, coordination, balance and general well-being.  

About the Instructor:
Sifu Adam Tilbe has been studying and teaching the traditional martial arts for over 20 years. Sifu Adam has been fortunate enough to receive both weekly and monthly lessons from two of the most respected masters in the United States and has also travelled to China on several occasions to perform and to train directly with the monks at Shaolin Temple.

Thursdays, 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Fall Session 1: 9/8 to 10/13
Fall Session 2: 10/20 to 12/1

Location: Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Road
Fee: $99 per 6-week session for resident
$109 per 6-week session for non-residents



Sculpt & Tone
With Tricia Marino-Brown

Tuesdays, 3:30 to 4:20
Session 1: 9/6 to 10/11
Session 2: 10/25 to 11/29
$60 for residents and Region 14 employees
$70 for non-residents
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Road

A body sculpting class combining functional strength-training exercises to help burn calories, increase flexibility and tone muscles. In addition, there will be balance and stability exercises.

This class will focus on adding definition to your physique with higher reps and lower weight. All levels are welcome as modifications will be shown.

Self-Defense for Women
This class is an opportunity to use effective, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu based methods to defend against the most common physical attacks women face in society today.

Note: "Mother & Daughter Together" discounted registration applies only when both parties are registered.

Wednesdays, 6:00 to 6:45
Fall Session 1: 9/7 to 10/12
$100 for residents, $110 for non-residents
"Mother and Daughter": $80 each for residents, $90 each for non-residents

Cardio Kickbox & Sculpt
With Tricia Marino-Brown

Thursdays, 3:30 to 4:30
Session 1: 9/8 to 10/13
Session 2: 10/27 to 12/15
$65 for residents and Region 14 employees
$75 for non-residents

Begin with a 30 min high-energy cardio workout that challenges all levels. The last 30 minutes will consist of full body conditioning, flexibility and core work. Build stamina, improve coordination and flexibility, and burn calories with this fun workout in a no judgement zone.

All levels are welcome as modifications will be shown.

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

Fall Session 1: 9/7 to 10/12
Fall Session 2: 10/19 to 11/23
Fall Session 3: 11/30 to 12/21

Location: Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Road
Fee:  Group Class: $99 per 6-week session. $109 per 6-week session for non-residents Form Class: $45 per 6-week session. 
$55 per 6-week session for non-residents.  
 
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. 
 

Line Dancing for Fitness
With Tricia Marino-Brown

Tuesdays, 4:30 to 5:30
6-week sessions
Session 1: 9/6 to 10/11
Session 2: 10/25 to 11/29
$65 for residents and Region 14 employees
$75 for non-residents

Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 7:00pm
4-week session
Session: 9/28 to 10/19
$45 for residents and Region 14 employees
$55 for non-residents

Come join the fun! Learn to line dance in a fun, non-judgmental atmosphere. We will dance to both country and pop songs. No experience necessary. By the end of the session, you will know 7-10 different dances. End the last 15 min with core/mat work.

Disc (Frisbee) Golf     
 
Join us at Woodbury’s own Disc Golf Course (Frisbee Golf) in Orenaug Park!

Park at the Senior Center and start right there at the first tee. Come if you have played, come if you have never played, and Ray will teach you the basics and you can have fun giving one of New England’s fastest growing sports from there. Fun for the whole family, fun for a group to blow off steam after work, just come along and try your hand at this great way to get some exercise and enjoy a walk in the woods at the same time!
 
Age:    Age 12 to adult
Time:  Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Dates: Ongoing - Tuesday Nights while weather allows.
Location: Orenaug Disc Golf Course, Senior Center Parking Lot Entrance to the Park
Fee:  Free! Please Register online so that we may contact you with any changes in the schedule.


Yoga Teacher Training
With Megan Lutz

www.peacefulwaywellness.com

Peaceful Way Wellness Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hour Level is a Hatha Yoga journey toward wholeness by yoking mind, body, and breath. The training explores yoga postures to prepare the body for consciousness, breathing to cleanse the mind, meditation to connect with your notion of the divine and theoretical, philosophical, and historical content that allows the pathway for inner freedom.

The hybrid (in-person & virtual via Zoom) training meets in-person or live on-line every fourth Sunday of the month and the Wednesday after (live on-line) from September 25, 2022 through August 27, 2023. In addition to the real time training dates, it includes a self-paced mix of virtual pre-recorded videos and on-line training assignments. 

Kripalu Vinyasa Yoga and Meditation 
With Megan Lutz


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.

Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Road
        
Upcoming Sessions
Fall Session 1:
Thursdays, 7:00 to 8:00am, 9/8 to 10/13
Mondays, 6:15 to 7:15pm, 9/12 to 10/24

Fall Session 2:
Thursdays, 7:00 to 8:00am, 10/20 to 12/01
Mondays, 6:15 to 7:15pm, 10/31 to 12/05

Mini-Session available!
Thursdays 7:00 to 8:00am, 12/15 to 12/29


Pilates Mat Class 
(Virtual and In-Person)
With Megan Lutz

www.peacefulwaywellness.com

The virtual class meets on ZOOM.

Pilates Mat strengthens and lengthens key muscles of the pelvis, ribcage, shoulder girdle, spine, back and abdominals. Its benefits include a healthier back, toned abdominals, stronger pelvic floor, increased bone density, greater postural awareness, better breathing, and flexibility. The class uses a Pilates ring and 3 lb weights. 

Pilates Mat Virtual Class meets through zoom from your smart phone, tablet or computer.

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

Golf Lessons
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 
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.
 
Women Only 
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.
 
Juniors 
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.

Zumba!
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!!!!

Fall Session 1: 9/12 to 10/17
Mondays, 7:30 to 8:30pm
$65.00 for residents
$75.00 for non-residents

VOLLEYBALL CLINIC
for High School Girls
With Coach Fred Raymond

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.

Fall Session 1: 9/15 to 12/22
Thursday, 6:00 to 7:30pm
$40.00 for residents, $50.00 for non-residents

Volleyball for Beginners
Middle School - Boys and Girls
With Coach Sandy Stone

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.

Fall Session 1: 9/15 to 12/22
Thursday, 6:00 to 7:30pm
$40.00 for residents, $50.00 for non-residents


Basketball: Open Gym
Ages 18 to 29:
Mondays, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Bethlehem Elementary Gym 9/12 to 12/19

Ages 30 and Over:
Mondays, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Mitchell Elementary Gym
 9/12 to 12/19     
                                     
High School:
Wednesdays, 7:00pm-8:45pm at Mitchell Elementary Gym
9/14 to 12/21

You must be registered to participate in these programs!
For residents of Woodbury and Bethlehem. $5.00 to register.
Volleyball
Co-Ed Pick up Games for Adults

Haven’t played for a while but would like to? Maybe you have never played before 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.

Co-Ed Games for Adults:
Dates: Thursdays, 7:30pm-9:30pm, 9/15 to 12/22
Location: Woodbury Middle School Gym
Fee: $5.00 to register.
Please be aware that the Parks & Recreation building, located at 7 Mountain Road, will be under construction soon and will continue for the next five to seven weeks.

During that time, the way to enter the office will be moving from one door to another. Please follow the signs and multi-colored cones to our temporary entrance.
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INFORMATION and REGISTRATION 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
COMMUNITY NEWS
The Orenaug Park Turkey Trot 2022 is a Disc golf doubles tournament in Woodbury, Connecticut beginning November 26, 2022 and hosted by Woodbury CT Parks and Recreation. Register here!

Please note: The Woodbury Middle School Tennis Courts are owned and operated by Region 14. Any maintenance issues or lighting requests should be directed to the Region Business Office at 203-263-4330.

The Woodbury Parks and Recreation Department does not have any jurisdiction over these courts. Thank you!
All Hollow’s Eve Events
at the Glebe House
Cemetery Tours & Haunted Museum: Saturday, October 22, 5:00- 9:00 pm
The Witch of Woodbury & Friends and the Haunted Museum: Saturday, October 29, 5:00-9:00 pm

Tickets: $10 adults, $5 children 5-12, Free for children 5 and under.
Tickets will be available for purchase beginning September 24th via www.glebehousemuseum.org 
Audience: All
 
The Glebe House Museum, an 18th century historic home surrounded by the Gertrude Jekyll Garden, is a vibrant and important part of the local community providing programs to residents of both Woodbury and the surrounding areas. It anchors the Hollow Road Historic District, the oldest and most historically significant and well-preserved neighborhood in Woodbury. With this event, visitors are introduced to the history of the town. Now in its 21st year, these “All Hollow’s Eve” events were sold out last year, serving more than 550 people coming from not only Woodbury, but towns all over Litchfield & Fairfield counties, as well as guests from New York and Massachusetts. The evening’s festivities include a guided mystery tour of the “Old Burying Grounds', where some of Woodbury’s earliest citizens come back from the grave to recount their lives in 18th and 19th century Woodbury. Visitors also enjoy spooky tours of the Haunted Glebe House Museum, professionally decorated with changing themes, making it a new haunt that guests want to return to each year. 

Last year a second evening of activities was added including an entertaining and educational telling of the history of four Connecticut Witches. This event received rave reviews and will be presented again this year. Tarot card readings and refreshments round out both evenings. Glebe House Lane is closed to vehicular traffic for the evening so that people can enjoy the ambiance of the neighborhood as they stroll along the road and up to the cemetery through paths lit with over 300 luminaries. 
Please refer to the following websites for registration and deadlines:

Baseball and Softball
Woodbury Baseball and Softball

Men's Softball
Woodbury Men's Softball

Soccer
Woodbury/Bethlehem Youth Soccer (WBYS)