Spring & Summer 23: Adult Programs & Classes

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General Department Information

Recreation Staff

Josh Smith Director Nikki Taylor Youth Program Coordinator

Raeann Gembis Adult Program Coordinator

Dan Brosgol Kids’ Club Director

Deb Squillini Administrative Assistant

Recreation Commission

Robin Steele, Chair

Julie Halloran


Ron Richter

Heidi Trockman

Registration Information

Registration Opens Monday, March 6 at 8:00 PM (Unless Otherwise Noted)

• Youth Spring and Summer brochure posted on our website

• Summer Adventures registration opens Monday, February 27, 8:00pm

• Kids’ Club Summer Fun registration opens Tuesday, May 2

• Springs Brook Park brochure will be posted in mid-April


Contact Us

Bedford Recreation Department

12 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA 01730

Office Hours: Monday, 8:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday-Thursday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm Friday, 8:00 am-1:00 pm





Website www.bedfordrecreation.org



Twitter: @BedfordRecMA

Register online at www.bedfordrecreation.org or in person, by mail or by fax. Registration form is in this brochure for non-online registration. Tuition must be paid at the time of registration. We do not prorate. We accept VISA, MasterCard, AmEx and Discover. Checks should be made payable to the Town of Bedford. There is a $25 penalty fee for returned checks. Those requiring special assistance, please contact the Recreation Director.

Financial Aid

For consideration, please submit the Financial Assistance Form and Registration form. Forms can be found on our website.

Scholarship Fund

In order to continue offering quality programs at affordable costs, please consider donating to our scholarship fund. Bedford Recreation's goal is never to turn away an interested participant due to economic hardship. With your help of $5, $10, $25 (or more!), we will be able to continue this practice.

3 Summer Concerts

4 Discounted Tickets

Adult Program Info

Adult Programs

5 On the Menu

6-8 Personal Interest

8-12 Be Creative

13-14 Health & Wellness

15-16 Exercise & Fitness

17 Outdoor Fitness

18-19 Sport Instruction

19-21 Sports: Pick-Up & Leagues

22 Employment Opportunities

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Notice must be given 5 business days prior to program start for refund. If the required notice is given refunds will be issued less 10% of the cost of the program. Medical refunds given after a program has begun will be prorated and the 10% fee will be charged. Other exceptions are noted in program descriptions.

Flexible Spending

Town of Bedford Tax ID: 04-6001082. Receipts may be printed from Active (online registration system).

Photo Permission

Participants in Bedford Recreation sponsored activities permit the taking of photos and videos of themselves and their children for publication and use. Instructions to the contrary must be made in writing to the Recreation Director.


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Discount Tickets

Movie Tickets

• Please check movie theaters for restrictions

• May not be used online

• No expiration date

Showcase Tickets: $10.00 (regular price prime-time tickets $12-$13)

AMC Yellow Tickets: $9.25 (regular price prime-time tickets $10.50-$13)

Cape Ann Whale Watch

Tickets: $33 each (regular prices $40-$55)

Whale watching is a fun, family-friendly activity and you may purchase tickets at the Recreation Office. Once you have the tickets, visit www.SeeTheWhales.com, choose your date/time options and make a reservation at 1-800-877-5110. More information and directions on the website. The Whaling season runs from April through October. Cape Ann Whale Watch is at Rose’s Wharf in Gloucester. Pick up tickets at the Recreation Office. Tickets are non-refundable. Tickets do not expire. (Not valid for the Saturday or Sunday, 1:30 trips June thru Labor Day). Children age 3 and under $10 directly with Cape Ann Whale Watch, please call and request with your reservation.

Adult Program Information


MONDAY, MARCH 6 AT 8:00PM (unless otherwise noted)

• Town of Bedford Covid-19 protocol and regulations will be followed.

• Class format (in-person, hybrid or virtual) is listed in the description of each program.

• Updates and changes to programs will be listed in the online version of this brochure.

• Information such as the directions, materials lists and instructor biographies available at www.bedfordrecreation.org.

• Please Note: Program refunds will not be issued unless notice is given to the Recreation Office 5 business days prior to the scheduled program/event. Please see our refund policy on page 2.


Please register in advance of the class start and include your email address. Any additional instructions that you will need will be sent by email. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive.


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Give a Great Gift!

Adult classes and programs make great gifts for holidays and special occasions. Buy someone a unique, thoughtful gift this season; purchase a Bedford Recreation class or event perfectly suited for that special someone. We will provide a certificate to present to the gift recipient.

Cover photos courtesy of Lisa Magnuson, Felting Artist

Check out Lisa’s Felting workshops in the Be Creative section of this brochure.


On the Menu

Everyday Asian Flavors

Instructor: Katie Walter, Two Aprons Cookery

In this class, you'll explore vibrant dishes from a variety of Asian countries, all of which are quick and easy to make. We'll start with Thailand and make one of the country's most popular dishesShrimp Pad Thai. Next is China with Garlicky Soy Green Beans. Then our last dish is a bit of Chinese and Korean fusion - Chicken Fried Rice with Kimchi. Occasionally we will have leftovers, so feel free to bring a reusable container if you want to bring food home and an apron. Class held in Kids’ Club, room 149, 12 Mudge Way. (min 5/max 8)

Tuesday, April 25, 10:00am-12:30pm

Thursday, April 27, 6:30-9:00pm

Fee: $82 includes all food

Fee: $82 includes all food

Katie, owner of Two Aprons Cookery, enjoys food – cooking it, eating it, traveling for it, reading about it and writing about it! She cooks simply, from scratch and seasonally and is passionate about composting and running a less-waste, sustainable kitchen. She has been teaching cooking classes out of her home – first in London and now in Lexington, Massachusetts – for nearly 10 years. In her past lives, she has co-authored a cookbook titled “Some Like it Hot” (Chronicle Books, 2005) and put in time at America’s Test Kitchen in Boston.

Make Your Own Probiotics: Sauerkraut Workshop!

Instructor: Emily Makrez, MS

Owner of F-Word Farm (Farming, Foraging and Fermentation)

At this class on food preservation, you will learn the principles of fermentation and how to make sauerkraut yourself! Did you know most of the sauerkraut you buy in stores is pasteurized, thus killing the helpful probiotics contained within? When you make it yourself, you will see how easy (and fun!) it is to not only capture these microbes, but also create a delicious sauerkraut! You’ll get your hands in there and leave with your own jar of sauerkraut to care for and eat! The demonstration will include the basic principles of fermentation so you will also leave with the knowledge and confidence to be able to safely ferment practically anything! We will touch on the benefits of lacto-fermented food and how adding these foods to our diets are a benefit to our overall health. Samples will be provided! Please bring an apron, knife, cutting board and large mixing bowl (at least 8 inches wide and 5 inches deep). Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Kids’ Club, Room 152. (min 6/max 12)

Thursday, April 6, 10:00am-12:00noon

Thursday, May 4, 7:00-9:00pm

Sweet Baking with Flair

Instructor: Jeannette Pothier, Professional Chef

Fee: $50 includes materials

Fee: $50 includes materials

Flair means baking different delicious pastries like Profiteroles, a cream puff, or pâte à choux is a filled French and Italian choux pastry ball with a typically sweet and moist filling of cream, custard, or ice cream. We’ll make Madeleines, very small sponge cakes with a distinctive shell-like shape acquired from being baked in pans with shell-shaped depressions. Will also make cake using a jelly roll pan and filled with sweet filling. You will learn techniques from the French school on beating, folding and making what seems impossible quite easy. Bring an apron and a smile. We will eat what we bake. Ingredients fee $10; payable to the instructor at class. Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Kids’ Club, Rm 149. (min 6/max 10) Age 16+

Wednesday, May 10, 6:30-9:00pm

Fee: $60

Jeannette earned her professional Chef degree and Culinary Arts Teaching diploma from Madeleine Kamman of Modern Gourmet in Newton, MA. She taught Classic French cooking, including French baking and pastry making. She studied in Aixen-Provence with Ms. Kamman. Jeannette was the day chef at Café l’Orange in Concord while teaching at Modern Gourmet. She wrote the recipes for The Zone, by Dr. Barry Sears and she teaches healthy eating. Jeannette also taped ten classes called Cooking in the Zone that appeared on Bedford Cable TV. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of cooking, especially in the baking arena such as breads and pies.

Emily is the owner of F-Word Farm and educator on all things fermenting, farming, and foraging related. She's passionate about bringing the joy of microbes to others through explanations and demos of all the fermented foods we know and love! Vinegar, Pickles, Hot Sauce, Sauerkraut, Miso, and more!

Personal Interest

The Wonders of Beeswax

Instructor: Tony Pulsone, Certified Master Beekeeper

Discover the wonders of beeswax! How Honey Bees make it and what they use it for. We'll then learn how to render it into a usable form – from which we can then use it to make Lip Balm, Candles, Beeswax Food Wraps, and more! A longtime beekeeper will walk you through history and share fundamental Chandler techniques to make 10” beeswax tapers, food wraps, lip balms, and other beeswax items. Material fee of $10 payable to the instructor at class. Held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm 139. (min 5/max 12) Age 16+

Tuesday, March 14, 7:00-8:15pm Fee: $25

Tony is a second generation beekeeper and has been keeping bees since 2010. He is a certified Master Beekeeper by Cornell University, President of the Middlesex County Beekeepers Association, and has taught beginner beekeeping classes at MIT since 2015. He has several hives at his home in Weston, that his wife and daughters put up with in exchange for honey.

Puppy Socialization and Basic Skills (for ages: 10 weeks –5 months)

Instructor: Jennifer Chubb, ABCDT Owner Peace of Mind Personalized Pet Care Solutions LLC

This class will combine the all important puppy socialization with the following: Effective CommunicationBody Language - Focus skills - Energy Management - Basic cues (Sit, Down, Wait, Leave It, Drop It, Walking Skills 101 and Reliable Recall 101). We will also address common puppy issues such as potty, nipping, chewing & jumping. Requirements: Certification of up-to-date vaccination records (within 7 days of class start) including Bordetella & Rabies, certification of clean fecal sample, parasite & disease free (please bring records with you to first class). Flea/tick/heartworm medication recommended Please bring soft yummy (high value) treats that can be torn/broken into small pieces. I highly recommend Nudges Steak Grillers. Also bring a harness/4 - 6 foot leash (no prong/pinch or electric collars). We will be training with LOVE! Dress for the weather and bring a towel, mat, etc. along with a folding chair if you would like. Class held at Springs Brook Park Soccer Field, 171 Springs Rd. (min 4/max 10)

Wednesday, 6:00-7:00pm, 4/26-5/31 (no class 5/10, raindates 6/14 & 6/21 as needed) 6wks Fee: $225

Jennifer has a passion for helping people and their dogs to transform their lives and build a bond of trust, respect and love through Force Free, Positive Reinforcement Training. She graduated from Animal Behavior College with Honors as a Certified Dog Trainer in 2009. She also became a certified trainer at PetSmart while earning her degree at ABC. Jennifer has been doing in-home private training and behavior modification for 10+ years where she has directly impacted her clients and their dogs relationships through the bond that is built with clear communication and positive reinforcement training. Website: www.peaceofmindpetcare.net

You Can Afford College IF…

Instructor: Don Anderson, Advisor, College Funding Advisors, Inc. of Bedford

you PLAN in advance, you UNDERSTAND the financial aid process and you ACT early enough to be successful. Financial Aid goes to the families that plan in advance - ideally before December of the child’s sophomore year of high school. This course will teach you the concepts and strategies that will help you maximize your financial aid by understanding the process. You will learn strategies that may increase your family’s eligibility even if you have a “high income” or own a business. Procrastination equals less financial aid. All schools are not alike, so it is important to know your options. A free financial aid analysis will be available to all attendees. For more information about this popular seminar, visit the website at www.collegefundingadvisors.com (max 20) Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Room 152.

Monday, April 10, 7:00-9:00pm.

Fee: $15 per family

Don has been working with college strategies since 1990 and has successfully guided his three children through the financial aid process. He received his BS in Engineering from Northeastern University and his MBA from Syracuse University. As a College Funding Advisors associate, he now lectures extensively throughout the greater Boston area on his experience and insights in the financial aid system and enjoys guiding families through the college financial process.


Personal Interest

Basic Bike Maintenance

Instructor: Chris Li, Co-Owner, Bikeway Source

This course is geared to newer cyclists. Covered will be basic bicycle maintenance and repair for most bicycles. When you are done with the class, you will have a better understanding of how to set up the shifting and braking on your bike, how to fix a flat tire and best practices to keep your bike running smoothly before and after your ride. Please do not bring your bike to class. Class held at the Bikeway Source, 111 South Rd. (min 4/max 8) Age 16+

Wednesday, April 5 & April 12, 9:00-10:00am

Wednesday, April 12, 6:15-8:00pm

Fee: $35

Fee: $35

When the Bikeway Source opened in 1997, Chris volunteered his time during the summer. He had just graduated from High School and he was about to start RIT in the fall. He volunteered again the next summer and helped the business get its legs. After graduating RIT and several years of working elsewhere, Chris came back to the bike shop in 2007. The Bikeway Source is proud to be a small, personal Bicycle, XC Ski Shop specializing in the sales and service of all levels of equipment. For more info: bikewaysource.com

Probate and Estate Administration: Facts vs Fiction

Instructor: Margaret Hoag, Elder Law Attorney

We often hear from lawyers on TV and radio talking about the "agony of probate" and the importance of avoiding it. But what actually is "probate" and is it so bad? What is the difference between probate and estate administration? Learn the difference between probate and estate administration, how to avoid probate and how to minimize the steps involved in estate administration. We will also discuss when probate is a good thing, and how to navigate the process. You will also learn about traps for the unwary when trying to set up your estate plan to avoid probate. Finally we will run through the steps involved in probate, estate administration, and trust administration. You will be emailed a Zoom link, please provide a current email with registration. (min 2/max 5)

Wednesday, May 10, 7:00-9:00pm

Fee: $45

Margaret received her A.B. from Bryn Mawr College and her J.D.,cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School. She concentrates her practice in the area of estate planning and elder law, including long-term care planning, guardianship and conservatorship, MassHealth (Medicaid) application, and probate administration. She is currently the President of the Board of Directors for Minuteman Senior Services. She serves on the board of the Concord Council on Aging and the Liberty Alzheimer’s Partnership. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Lunch and Learn Series: Online Technology Classes (virtual)

Instructors: Nickie Welsh, Social Club Simple

Please note that each class recording will be sent to all registered students so you do not have to attend at the exact designated time. Follow-up support is also included from the instructor and students are encouraged to reach out with questions at any time before or after the class has concluded. You will be emailed a Zoom link, please provide a current email with registration.

Help with Facebook: Get the Answers You Need! Thursday, May 4, 1:00-2:00pm

Fee: $29

In this class you’ll learn to feel confident using the world’s most popular social media site to safely connect with family and friends. Attendees will learn the basics along with posting photos and other top tips for utilizing the site. We'll also review the recommended privacy settings and you'll leave this training with the knowledge on how to navigate confidently through the social media platform.

Cell Phones & Parenting Oh My!: Thursday, June 1, 1:00-2:00pm

Fee: $29

When your child has a Smartphone there are key things you should know in order to keep them safe and secure. In this class you’ll understand recommended safety settings on popular social media apps, parental apps for your child’s Smartphone, and more! We simplify this complicated technology so that you and your child can use the phone safely without worry.

What in the World are NFTs?: Thursday, June 8, 1:00-2:00pm Fee: $29 Learn what you need to know about this digital asset in today’s technology world. You’ll leave the class with a basic understanding of what an NFT exactly is, how it’s used and their impact on the future for music, artists and digital creators! Leave the confusion behind and get up to speed on the latest information you can use for your lifelong learning journey.


Tour the Wang Theatre (Boch Center)

Tour Guide: Scott Towers, Manager of Tours

Get a behind-the-scenes peek at one of Boston’s most venerable theaters with this private tour of The Boch Center. Learn about the theatre’s roots as a Vaudeville Movie Palace and discover unique locations like the “Ice Room” where slabs of ice were delivered to keep the building cool. You will also experience the Folk Americana Roots Hall of Fame or FARHOF, an exhibit space located inside the Wang Theatre celebrating Boston’s rich music history and the local artists who contributed to the evolution of Folk, Rock, Jazz, and several other genres. See Boston’s contribution to music culture, a series of sculptures of musicians from the Civil Rights era, and a celebration of the guitar with unique pieces from Ernie Boch Jr.’s personal collection, as well as an exhibit celebrating the career of Arlo Guthrie. This unique Hall of Fame is the first of its kind in Boston and illuminates Boston as a music city and the crucial role played by the Wang Theatre in that history. This program is in collaboration with Concord-Carlisle Community Education. Information will be emailed prior to the date for meeting location at the Boch Center. (max 4) Tuesday, May 16, 11:00am-12:30pm. (1wk)

Fee: $25

Scott joined the Boch Center in April of 2019 after spending over ten years in the Boston Area Tourism & Hospitality Industry. Most recently, he spent nine years with the Boston Red Sox ending his tenure as the Manager of Fenway Park Tours. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Boston College and started a small venture in wedding and event videography out of college. With the Boch Center he provides behind the scenes tours and works to preserve the rich history of the Wang Theatre. He is honored to be a part of such a unique enterprise and knows that tours of the theatre in addition to the Folk Americana Roots Hall of Fame will add an element to the Boston Tourism landscape that has previously not been available and will be of great interest to the millions of visitors that travel to Boston annually.

Be Creative

Introduction to Photography

Instructors: Michael Russillo, Production Coordinator

Bedford TV

Have you ever wondered how some photos were taken or how to get into photography? You're in luck, because in this class, we’ll be learning the ins and outs of digital photography. We’ll take photos both outside and in-studio and learn how to make the photos look how YOU want them to look. If you have your own digital camera, feel free to bring it in and we can teach you to work with your own equipment. At the end of this class you will be able to enjoy and be comfortable using a digital camera as well as know how to edit your photos using Adobe Photoshop. Class held at Old Town Hall, 16 South Rd. 2nd floor. (min 2/max 6) Ages 14+

Wednesdays, 2:00-3:30pm, 4/26-5/17, (4wks)

Non-Fiction Filmmaking

Instructors: Brian Hebert, Executive Director & Michael Russillo, Production Coordinator

Bedford TV

Fee: $150

Have you ever been interested in creating your own non-fiction film but are not sure where to begin? In this class we will help you create your own non-fiction film from concept to completion. You will learn all the aspects that go into creating an amazing nonfiction film including storyboarding, camera techniques, interview styles, editing and much more. During and in-between classes students will have access to all of the professional equipment Bedford TV has to offer. Students will also receive hands-on assistance from Bedford TV staff in order to complete their video. We hope to see you at this class and we are excited to help you create something great! Class held at Old Town Hall, 16 South Rd. 2nd floor. (min 4/max 15) Ages 14+

Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm, 7/12-8/16 (6wks)

Fee: $150

Bedford TV is membership based, non-profit community access television station serving the town of Bedford. Our studio is centrally located at Old Town Hall on South Road. The Bedford TV mission is to make media available, reflective and responsive to the needs of our community. We broadcast on three channels on both Comcast and Verizon cable systems.

Personal Interest

Pysanky: Ukrainian Easter Eggs

Instructor: Hanka Robertson

Pysanky are decorated eggs created by using a written-wax batik method with traditional folk motifs and designs. Students will learn how to draw on a plain white chicken egg with a special pen and melted wax, then dye the egg with special dyes. The drawing and dyeing are repeated several times as each layer of the design is applied until the egg is finished. Hanka will provide a short history of Pysanky, instructions with an explanation of the process, motifs and pictures for design inspiration. All supplies are provided and you can expect to make 1-2 eggs. Material fee of $10 payable to the instructor at class. Ages 15+ (min 6/max 14) Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Flint Rm.

Monday, April 3, 6:30-8:30pm Fee: $35

Hanka was born in Slovenia and as a child learned to make Pysanky from her mother who was from the former Czechoslovakia where making Pysanky every Eastertime was a tradition. Hanka is an avid Embroiderer and a member of the American Needlepoint Guild and the New England Lace Guild.

Sea Glass Window Workshop

Instructor: Lisa Young of Coastal Craft Workshop

Come join Lisa and create a Sea Glass Window! What a nice home decoration or gift for someone...like Mom for Mother’s Day! You will use shells, star fish, urchins, sand dollars, stones, glass, driftwood, coral, sand and other goodies to make a wood framed 8” x 10” art piece. Create your own design or use one of the provided templates. Due to curing time you will complete your design in the workshop and be given a kit and instructions to complete at home. All supplies are provided. Ages 16+ (min 6/max 16) Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm. 152.

Wednesday, April 26 7:00-9:00pm

Fee: $49

Lisa is the owner of Coastal Craft Workshop. She holds a B.S. from Emmanuel College and is a graduate of Rittner’s School of Floral Design.Coastalcraftworkshop.com or her Facebook page Coastal Craft Workshop. You can see photos of all workshop participants work.

Floral Workshop: Mom Called Said Bring Home Flowers!

Instructor: Cindy Mattson, owner Given Erwin Florist

As the saying goes, when Mom is happy, everyone is happy! Out-do your siblings and make her proud, by bringing her a fresh arrangement you made yourself and it just so happens, Mother’s Day is May 14! Better yet, bring your Mom, sister or friend along for a fun creative night out! We supply everything you’ll need, including flowers, materials and tools. You don’t need experience, we walk you through, step-by-step. Classes are fun and low key! Co-sponsored by the Bedford Arts and Crafts Society. Class held at Given Erwin Florist, 165 Bedford St. Suite 3, Burlington. Close to Bedford, just past the light at Flatbread Co. and Rt 3. (min 6/max15)

Saturday, May 13, 6:00-8:00pm

Fee: $50

Cindy started as a designer with Given Erwin in 1994 and has now owned the shop since 2004. She is AIFD accredited and teaches floral design at the shop, adult education, for woman's groups and floral industry events. Given Erwin Florist specializes in custom orders for those looking for a gift out of the ordinary. They love to be different. Looking for something unusual? Just ask! They travel to the Boston Flower exchange each morning, to pick the freshest flowers available, from the best source on the East Coast and special requests are not a problem. Cindy and her staff love flowers, and it shows!

Be Creative

Mosaic Workshop: Trinket Dish

Instructor: Crystal D’Abbraccio, Tiny Tile Mosaics Studio Mosaic is an assembly of many pieces, sometimes broken, to create a larger and more beautiful whole in this centuries-old art form. Come join Crystal and explore the art of mosaic!Fee includes all supplies and tools to complete a project (choice to make butterfly, lady bugs or dragonfly design).

Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm 152 (min 6/max 20) Age 15+

Friday, March 10, 10:00am-12:00pm

Monday, March 13, 7:00-9:00pm

Fee: $35

Fee: $35

Crystal is an artist that finds great pleasure in teaching mosaics to diverse learners of all ages. She enjoys creating and instructing others how to use mosaics as a way to inspire and spread joy to communities everywhere. Furthermore, she believes that mosaic art can also encourage healing from trauma, illness and loss. In many ways, the process of creating a mosaic can be used as a healing approach to personal growth and self reflection. For more information: https://www.tinytilemosaics.com/

Gel Print Collage Workshop

Instructor: Taline Saatjian, artist

Interested in making collage with gel print? Join this class and learn how to make beautiful trees out of gel prints. You will learn the technique used to make precision collage. Prints will be provided, but if you have your own, feel free to bring those to class. Material fee of $15 payable to the instructor in class. Please bring a cutting board/thick cardboard and a precision cutter if you have one. Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm 152. Co-sponsored by the Bedford Arts and Crafts Society. (min 6/max 10)

Friday, May 19, 9:30am-12:30noon

Fee: $35

Taline is a Lebanese Armenian who moved to the US in 2014 with a BA in graphic design and a background in painting. Her style co art and graphic art. Taline designs and makes her own prints made of gelliplate which she uses to create wall art, greeting car Taline is the co-president and a long-time member of the Bedford Arts and Crafts Society. Follow her on Instagram @talineks.

Needle Felted Succulent Workshop

Instructor: Lisa Magnuson, Felting Artist

Join Lisa to learn the art of needle felting and make this adorable mini-succulent (which requires no watering!). In this class you will discover how fun and easy it is to work with wool roving using a special felting needle. There will be a $10 materials fee paid to the instructor at class; includes all supplies and tools to complete project. Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm 152 (min 3/max 12) Age 15+

Wednesday, May 3, 7:00-9:00pm

Painting with Wool Workshop

Instructor: Lisa Magnuson, Felting Artist

Join Lisa to learn the art of needle felting and painting with wool. In this class you will choose between two scenes then use wool roving to create your design on wool felt in a bamboo hoop. There will be a $10 materials fee paid to the instructor at class; includes all supplies and tools to complete project. Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm 152 (min 3/max 12) Age 15+

Tuesday, May 16, 10:00am-12:00pm

Wednesday, May 24, 7:00-9:00pm

Fee: $35

Fee: $35

Fee: $35

Lisa loves crafting of all sorts including sewing, needle felting, crocheting, and Ukrainian egg decorating. She also loves teaching and helping others learn these arts. Lisa created a series of “I Made It” workshops in connection with the Chelmsford Center for the Arts, and offers workshops at the New England Botanical Garden at Tower Hill and the Old Mill House Coffee in Chelmsford. This past November, Lisa taught at the SewMagical Expo in Orlando, Florida. She is now thrilled to be offering programs at the Bedford Recreation Department. Follow Lisa on Instagram at Crafting Through Life

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Be Creative

Watercolor Journeys: Organics & Plants

Instructor: Susan McFarlane, artist

In a multi-step process that is part printmaking, part painting, and part drawing, students will create layered, textural images influenced by organics and plants. Organic plant material, and other found items, will be the foundation of this process merging traditional techniques with more experimental techniques. After creating a few “starts,” students proceed on a journey toward abstraction or realism. This introductory class will include demonstrations, discussions of techniques and processes, with individual feedback. Take a journey of exploration and come play in the water. Beginners and advanced students are welcome. Material list available in registration or at the Recreation office. Additional materials will be provided in class and payable to instructor, $25. Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm 152. Co-sponsored by the Bedford Arts and Crafts Society. (min 4/max 16) 3wks

Thursdays, 10:00am-12:00pm, 5/11-5/25

Susan was born and raised in Massachusetts where she was constantly drawing, painting, and making things. She earned a B.S. in Design from Brigham Young University, a Post Baccalaureate Certificate from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,a Masters in Museum Studies from Harvard and is a certified Zentangle® Teacher. She has studied with Kathleen Conover, James Toogood, and Marie Natale combining techniques from each into her own style. Susan is an instructor at LexArt, has taught at Snow Farm, and Rockport Art Association & Museum. Susan is a member of Rockport Art Association Experimental Art Group, Cambridge Art Association, and other local arts groups. She loves to “play in the water” and share her love of watercolor with students. For more information: mcfarlanearts.com

Building Books with Sarah Scoville

Instructor: Sarah Scoville, artist

Fee: $90

During this 4 week bookbinding class we will begin by designing and decorating paper to use in making the cover of books. Some techniques we will experiment with are paste paper and marbling paper. Then we will make accordion books in various styles. We will finish the class with binding techniques for a hardcover coptic style book. Along the way we will talk about uses for the books such as journaling and collage.

Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm 152. (min 5/max 12) 4wks

Fridays, 10:00am-12:00, 4/7-5/5 (no class 4/21)

Sarah has been an artist and educator for more than 20 years. She has both her BFA and Masters in Education from the Maryland Institute College of Art. For almost 10 years she was a full-time high school art teacher at Beaver Country Day School. She is a photographer, fiber artist, and printmaker.

Fee: $200 includes materials

Paint Night: “The Beach Path”

Instructor: Trina Teele, artist

Join local artist Trina Teele for a single session painting class. You’ll finish your painting “The Beach Path” in one night! Classes are designed for beginners and experienced alike. Enjoy a unique night out on your own or bring a date, co-worker, friend or family member. Venture out for a different evening of creativity and come enjoy painting with Trina! There will be a $10 materials fee paid to the instructor at class; includes all supplies. Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm 152. (min 5/max 12) Age 16+

Thursday, April 13, 7:00-9:00pm

Fee: $34

Trina is an artist and life-long resident of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, who believes that creative expression, is always a worthy pursuit. Her great interest in the essential and energizing role art plays in our lives has inspired both her paintings and her creativity practice. Trina received a BFA degree in both painting and graphic design from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is represented by Main Street Gallery in Falmouth, the Gallery by NOA at the Groton Inn in Groton and the Chelmsford Center for the Arts in Chelmsford. She has shown multiple years at SOWA in Boston. She has been featured in BostonVoyager.com. Her artwork has been juried into and sold at numerous shows and art venues including the Whistler Museum of Art, the Brush Art Gallery, and ArtUp in Lowell, Gallery 7 in Maynard, and Chelmsford Center for the Arts. She has exhibited solo shows in Westford, Chelmsford, and Newburyport. She is the artist-in-residence at the newly renovated Chelmsford Center for the Arts (CCA) and welcomes visitors to her studio.


Be Creative

Tissue Paper & Watercolor Texture Workshop

Instructor: Nan Rumpf, Artist

We will use an acrylic medium and tissue paper to create random texture on the surface of our watercolor paper. We will then develop our paintings with watercolor and oil pastels. All specialty materials such as acrylic medium, tissue paper, oil pastels, and specialty tools will be provided by the instructor. Student material list will be provided via registration, email or you may obtain a list at the Recreation office in advance. A $5 materials fee will be paid to the instructor at class. If you have any questions about the materials, contact Nan Rumpf at NanRumpf@gmail.com

Co-sponsored by the Bedford Arts and Crafts Society. This in-person class will be held in Kids’ Club (brick wing) Town Center, room 152, 12 Mudge Way. (min 5/max 12)

Monday, May 8, 10:00am-12:00noon and Tuesday, May 9, 9:30am-12:30pm. Fee: $70

Nan grew up in a small Iowa town on the banks of the Mississippi River where she spent much of her childhood exploring the outdoors on her bicycle and daydreaming under a lilac bush. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.A. She currently lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Nan has worked as a professional puppeteer and she teaches watercolor classes and workshops. Her paintings have been exhibited in many regional galleries and museums. She is a member of various art associations. For more information, please visit www.nanrumpf.com

Drawing Plants & Flowers

Instructor: Trish Ng, Artist and founder of Artspark School of Visual Art

Students will explore drawing botanical subjects from reference inspiration images, still life and living materials in a variety of mediums. We will focus on black and white (charcoal, pen/ink, graphite) and color (such as pastel and colored pencil). Students of all levels are welcome but some drawing experience is preferred. We supply all the paper and materials needed for this drawing class. Inperson classes held at Artspark studio, 41 North Rd. (min 3/max 8) 4wks

Wednesdays, 10:00am-12:00, 4/12-5/10 (no class 4/19)

Fee: $165

Trish has been a professional designer for 30+ years, specializing in footwear, apparel and accessories for several local and international companies. She teaches drawing to children and adults. In addition, Trish currently teaches college level design courses in footwear and soft-goods design at Wentworth Institute of Technology in the Industrial Design Department. Throughout her career, Trish has utilized her creativity and drawing skills to express her ideas. She founded ArtSpark School as a place to teach the lifelong drawing skills she has come to rely on for career success and everyday enjoyment.

Stone Carving Saturdays

Instructor: Scott Cahaly, Stone Artist, Scott’s Stone Carving Studio

In this popular one-day workshop, you have the opportunity to carve your own stone, an art form that is not typically accessible. Beginners and experienced sculptors alike will be guided through the process of looking into the rock for imagery, carving into material, planning and forming a sculpture, and using tools. Handcarving techniques will be demonstrated and stone carving lore will be discussed. Safety in the studio and stone and tool sourcing will also be addressed. You will leave with a stone sculpture in hand. Please bring a bag lunch to class. All materials will be provided. Ages 16+ Class held at Stone Carving Studio, 80 Loomis St. 2nd floor. (min 1/max 4)

Saturdays, 9:30am-2:30pm

Options: March 18, April 22, May 20, June 17 or July 22

Fee: $175 each option

Scott graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in fine arts. While working as a resident sculptor at the Vermont Marble Exhibit, he carved a 5,000 pound block of Vermont Marble. Scott relocated to the Boston area where he started exhibiting his work in many galleries and universities. He is a member of The New England Sculptors Association and he has been teaching at several major sculptural institutions in the Boston area.


Health & Wellness

Grandparent/Caregiver: Pediatric First Aid, CPR

Instructor: Juanita Allen Kingsley, W-EMT American Safety and Health Institute Certification

Thursday, March 9, 10:00am-12:30pm

Fee: $87

Please see the Winter 2023 Adult brochure for full information and to register. Openings remain.

First Aid, CPR & AED

Instructor: Juanita Allen Kingsley, W-EMT American Safety and Health Institute Certification

The ASHI Pediatric CPR, AED, and First Aid training program provide an ideal training solution for parents/grandparents, counselors, childcare providers, sports coaches, and others required to learn how to respond to medical emergencies. Topics include: Adult and Pediatric CPR & AED, First Aid Basics, Medical/Injury/Environmental Emergencies, Allergies, Epipens and Asthma. 2-year certification. Cards will be mailed. Please bring a mat or towel for kneeling. Class will be held at 12 Mudge Way, Flint room. Age 15+ (min 6/max 12)

Thursday, May 25, 6:00-8:30pm

Fee: $87

Juanita Allen Kingsley is the owner of Allen Kingsley-Lifelong Learning Essentials. She completed her EMT training at Northeastern University and received Wilderness EMT Certification through Mountain Aid Training International. A health educator, she trains more than 2,000 people yearly through her First Aid, Wilderness First Aid, CPR and AED classes in addition to the variety of health and safety programs that she teaches. Juanita serves as an instructor and instructor- trainer with ASHI (American Safety and Health Institute), the American Heart Association, and the National Safety Council.

The RESTART® Program

Instructor: Alicia Brickman, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner

The RESTART® Program is a simple, powerful way to give your body a vacation from sugar and processed foods. It is a 5-week, holistic, fully-supported, guided program that includes a 3-week sugar and processed food elimination. The program focuses on using REAL FOOD to boost your energy, reduce inflammation and get rid of sugar and carb cravings. You will learn how digestion really works and the truth about fats and so much more. Discover how well you can feel! Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm 151 (min 3/max 12)

Wednesday, 9:30-10:45am, 4/26-5/24 (5wks)

Fee: $123

Wednesday, 7:00-8:15pm, 4/26-5/24 (5wks) Fee: $123

Alicia is a Bedford resident and a graduate of the Nutritional Therapy Association as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. She is also a 20 year NASM certified Personal trainer. For more information:www.newenglandnutritionaltherapy.com

Guided Meditation Sampler Workshop

Instructor: Linda Frederick, BS, CPT, Integrative Therapy Healer

If you have always wanted to try meditation, or feel like you are “doing it wrong”, or if you are simply interested in trying different forms of meditation for self-exploration then this workshop is tailor made for you! The workshop will include a brief lecture explaining the purpose and benefits of meditation as well as debunking the myths and confusion surrounding the practice. There will be three short meditations offered with time to reflect, discuss, and gently move/stretch between each. Linda will lead the group through breath work meditation, sound bath meditation, and guided journey meditation. All experience levels are welcome. Small group work is a profound way to practice as each person’s energy amplifies the experience for all without feeling alone or lost in the masses. Please bring water, a journal and pen. Wear comfortable, layered clothing. Class held at Linda’s Healing Wagon, 119 Great Rd (front door, second floor) (min 3/max 6)

Tuesday, April 4, 9:30-11:30am Fee: $65

Tuesday, April 11, 6:30-8:30pm Fee: $65

Linda is an Exercise Physiologist with over 30 years experience in the health and fitness industry. She is a Certified Personal Trainer and holds multiple other fitness certifications including Pilates, Yoga, Barre, and Facilitated Stretch Specialist. As a lifelong empath she began studying Reiki healing in 2015 and became a Reiki Master Healer in 2017. Linda most notably enjoys her work as a Meditation guide and teacher of energy balancing and intuitive counseling. For more info: lindashealingwagon@gmail.com or www.lindashealingwagon.com


Health & Wellness

Yoga Therapy for Easing Anxiety and Stress (virtual)

Instructor: Cheryl Maloney, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500

Sacred Space Yoga Therapy LLC

Come learn yogic tools that can be applied in the moment during times of heighten stress and help manage the symptoms associated with anxiety. You will learn breathing practices that will help tone your central nervous system, techniques to connect with your senses, calming mudras, restorative postures, facia release and guided meditation. Comfortable clothing and a mat recommended. You will be emailed a Zoom link in advance of the class. Recordings of the class will be available to you.

(min 3/max 20)

Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30am, 4/5-5/31 (no class 4/19) 8wks

Yoga Therapy for Allergy Relief (hybrid)

Instructor: Cheryl Maloney, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500

Sacred Space Yoga Therapy LLC

Come learn yogic techniques to help boost your immunity and fight inflammation. You will learn breathing practices to build up nitric oxide and improve carbon dioxide levels leading to better oxygen deliverability and improved blood circulation. Yoga poses to stimulate the lymphatic system. The class will conclude with a guided meditation to tone your central nervous system to improve immunity. In-person class held at 12 Mudge Way, room 153. You will be emailed a Zoom link in advance of the class if you are attending virtually, please include an email address. Comfortable clothing and a mat recommended. (min 3/max 12 in person)

Tuesday, April 25, 9:30-11:00am Fee: $25

Thursday, April 27, 7:00-8:30pm Fee: $25

Fee: $135

Cheryl is a Bedford resident and founder of Sacred Space Yoga Therapy LLC located in Bedford. Her philosophy is to look at the whole being, rather than treating a specific condition. She empowers clients to learn and apply some of these yogic tools to facilitate self-care. Cheryl received her 200 hour teaching certification through Kripalu in February, 2009. She earned her designation from The International Association of Yoga Therapists as a C-IAYT in December, 2016. She is currently registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500. For more info see her website: https://sacredspace108.com/

Osteofitness™ (virtual)

Instructor: Beverley Ikier, Ikier Wellness Center

Evidence shows that treatment for osteoporosis is multifaceted, involving not only strength training, but nutrition and lifestyle changes, too. OsteofitnessTM follows this philosophy, combining strength training, stretching, balance and proprioceptive training, and fall-prevention techniques, which specifically target osteoporotic sites, with health education, bone-health nutrition, and stress-management skills. In addition to the biweekly class, the program includes numerous supplemental class perks, including two recorded videos, a monthly newsletter, monthly carne (meat-based) and vegetarian recipes, email coaching outside of class, a 20-minute consultation to discuss your bone scan, and bonus material. OsteofitnessTM is a comprehensive course geared at building new bone and most members have seen improvement in their bone scan Tscores after participating! (min 1/max 10)

Equipment needed: "Beverley" ball (which is a 35cm inflatable, bouncy ball), hand weights, an exercise mat (not a yoga mat), and ankle weights. Please visit osteofitness.com under equipment and apparel for more information. Wear comfortable exercise clothing. You will be emailed a Zoom link in advance of each class. ** Registration for this program opens February 27, 8:00pm.


Session 1: March 14-May 4

Session 2: May 9-June 29

Session 3: July 11-August 31

Schedule options: Fee: $352 per option

1 hour class-2 times per week (16 classes)

Option 1: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:00am-12:00noon

Option 2: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00-5:00pm

Beverley Ikier is certified with the National Council of Strength and Fitness, Board

Certified Muscular Therapist, member of Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation, and creator of OsteofitnessTM

Contact for more information:

The Ikier Wellness Center

email: theikierwellnesscenter@gmail.com

phone: (978) 254-5620

website: osteofitness.com

Address: 336 Baker Avenue, Concord MA


Exercise & Fitness

This Spring and Summer, some adult fitness classes will be in-person and others will be virtual or hybrid (option for in-person or virtual). If not an in-person class, the format will be listed in the class description. If you are uncertain about enrolling and you would like to try a class before registering, please contact us in advance.

Virtual Classes: You may not be able to come to us for exercise and fitness classes, but we can come to you! Join your favorite instructors/classes or try something new! Classes will be hosted by the instructors on Zoom in the comfort of your home or space.

• Register online at www.bedfordrecreation.org at least 24 hours in advance of the class start and include your email address.

• Class instructors will email the Zoom meeting link to join the class and they will provide you with any additional instructions that you will need.

• Please ensure that your exercise space is safe and free from tripping or other hazards.

Zoom Tutorial: https://support.zoom.us Click “Join a Meeting” link in Tutorials.

Hatha Yoga

Instructor: Bonnie McCulloch

Are you new to yoga or just looking to stretch and strengthen your body and quiet your mind? This class consists of centering, warm-ups, performing basic postures, breathing techniques and a period of deep relaxation. Bonnie is a certified Hatha yoga teacher who believes that the practice of yoga is beneficial to people of all fitness levels. In each class, Bonnie offers modifications and advanced forms of the yoga postures practiced. You will need a yoga mat. Optional: use a block and strap. Zoom link will be emailed 24 hours in advance. Classes in-person will be held in the Union Rm, 12 Mudge Way. Age 15+ (max 25, in-person 12)


Monday (hybrid) 7:00-

no class) (10wks)

Bonnie lives in Bedford and she has been practicing yoga for more than 25 years. She received her Hatha Yoga certification from Frog Pond Yoga Centre in Princeton MA and her Children’s Yoga certification from Finding Inner Peace Yoga School. Bonnie’s teaching philosophy is that yoga is universally beneficial and can be practiced by individuals of all physical abilities. Bonnie also holds a Masters in Special Education and she is certified to teach grades PreK-9.

Nia Class

Instructor: Joan Turnberg

Nia is a fabulous fusion of dance, martial arts and yoga designed for all levels. Nia delivers an invigorating cardio workout while developing strength, balance, flexibility, agility, mobility, body awareness and relaxation. You will need a yoga mat or thick towel. Contact Joan at joant.llw@gmail.com for more info. A Zoom link will be sent in advance for those registering for virtual only. Class recording will be sent should you miss a class or want to take again during the week. Classes in-person will be held in the Union Rm, 12 Mudge Way. Hybrid option enables you to choose either in-person or virtual class. (min 5/max 25, in-person max 12)


Mondays (hybrid) 9:45-10:45am, 4/3-6/26 (no class 4/17, 5/29, 6/19) (10wks) Fee: $104

Wednesdays (hybrid) 9:45-10:45am, 4/5-6/28 (13wks)

SUMMER: (one week off this session TBD)

Fee: $135

Joan is an enthusiastic Nia Instructor and a resident of Bedford. With previous experience in Tae Kwon Do, Kenpo, and Tai Chi, Joan finds that Nia embodies what she loves about martial arts (kicks, punches, blocks, sounding, slow Tai Chi moves) and blends it with dance and fun variety of music. “Nia is the MOST fun exercising I've ever done!” Previously, Joan was a Training & Development Manager at Abbott Laboratories, MediSense Products. She has a degree in Medical Technology.

8:00pm 4/10
6/19 (4/17
Fee: $123 Tuesday (hybrid) 9:45
10:45am 4/11
6/20 (11wks) Fee: $135 Wednesday (hybrid) 7:00-8:00pm 4/12-6/21 (11wks) Fee: $135 Friday (virtual) 9:30-10:30am 4/14-6/23 (11wks) Fee: $135 SUMMER: Tuesday (hybrid) 9:45-10:45am 7/11-8/22 (7wks) Fee: $86 Wednesday (hybrid) 7:00-8:00pm 7/12-8/23 (7wks) Fee: $86
Mondays (hybrid) 9:45
10:45am, 7/10
8/28 (7wks) Fee: $72 Wednesdays (hybrid) 9:45
10:45am, 7/12
8/30 (7wks) Fee: $72

Exercise & Fitness

Body Balance & Core Strength (hybrid)

Instructor: Jayne Schmitz, Certified Balanced Body Pilates Instructor

This program will challenge you to increase deep core strength, balance, and tone. Drawing from the Pilates discipline, we will work on body awareness, posture, and total body strength from the inside out. Core stability and alignment are emphasized throughout. The majority of movements are floor exercises done on a mat. The program will help you transform the way your body looks, feels and performs as you improve mobility, posture and tone. All levels of fitness and experience are welcome. Bring a mat or large towel, and water bottle. Zoom link will be emailed 24 hours in advance for virtual classes. Class recordings are included and available during the duration of the session. Age 16+ (min 6/max 20, 10 in-person class max)

Tuesdays, 6:15-7:15pm, 4/11-6/27 (12wks)

Fee: $206

In-person class meets at 12 Mudge Way, Kids’ Club Active room. 6/6-6/27 classes meet in the Union Room.

Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00pm, 7/11-8/15 (6wks)

In-person class meets at 12 Mudge Way, Union Room.

Fee: $114

Jayne has been a fitness enthusiast in the health promotion and wellness industry for twenty-plus years. Her undergraduate studies concentrated on dance performance at The Boston Conservatory of Music and she received her Masters of Public Health from Boston University. She has found Pilates to be that link back to her love of the dance, first as a student and practitioner, and eventually as a teacher. She has been practicing Pilates for the past fifteen years and more recently she was inspired to become a certified Balanced Body Pilates Mat instructor.

Beginner & Intermediate Tai Chi

Instructor: Oscar Hsu, Oriental Healing Arts

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art, an excellent form of exercise and meditation in motion. Seemingly effortless movements are executed in a smooth, flowing and non-strenuous manner, promoting awareness, health and longevity. Strengthen your immune system by increasing strength and flexibility and balancing energy. Improve physical health and reduce stress. Learn Chigong routines and the Modified Yang Style Short Form in a format that is friendly and safe. Please wear comfortable clothing. Zoom link will be emailed 24 hours in advance for virtual class. (max12)

Spring Session: 10wks

Wednesdays (in-person) 6:30-7:30pm, 4/12 6/14* Fee: $110

Class meets at Bedford High School, 9 Mudge Way, Dance Studio (behind the main gym) *Please note, 4/19 class held at the First Church Fellowship room, 25 Great Rd. Please park in the Town Hall lot behind the church.

Thursdays (hybrid), 1:00-2:00pm, 4/13-6/15

Class meets at 12 Mudge Way, Union room

Summer Session: 6wks

Wednesdays (in-person) 6:30-7:30pm, 7/12-8/16 Fee: $66

Class meets in Kids’ Club rm 153, Town Center, 12 Mudge Way.

Thursdays (hybrid), 1:00-2:00pm, 7/13-8/17 Fee: $66

Class meets at 12 Mudge Way, Union room

Fee: $110

Oscar has been a Tai Chi practitioner for more than 30 years. He has been trained and qualified by OHAA (Oriental Healing Arts Association) and he has been teaching Tai Chi for several years. Oscar started learning Judo and Chinese martial arts in Hong Kong as a young man where he was a Judo student of the coach who led the Hong Kong Judo team to the Olympics in 1967. He earned a First degree blackbelt in Shaolin Kenpo under the tutelage of Master Eugene Gaudreau.

Intro to CrossFit ®

Instructor: Gregg Downing, CF-Level 1 Coach, Club 600 CrossFit incorporates constantly varied functional movements at relatively high intensity. You will learn about the movements of CrossFit in a safe and efficient movement pattern. Every workout is different and carefully modified and tailored by the coach to accommodate each individual's experience, fitness level, age and fitness goals. Class held at Club 600, 65 Wiggins Avenue. Age 18+ (max 5) 8wks

Wednesdays, 8:15-9:15am Session 1: 3/22-5/10 Session 2: 5/17-7/5 Session 3: 7/12-8/30

Fee: $115 per session

Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm Session 1: 3/23-5/11

Session 2: 5/18-7/6

Session 3: 7/13-8/31

Gregg has been coaching and training athletes since 2014 in Arkansas and California. He likes to focus on getting his clients to accomplish their gym goals while building character and mental toughness. Gregg has competed in CrossFit comps, obstacle course races, half marathons and ultimate frisbee. Gregg is always looking for new ways to learn and strive to improve in coaching and in his own journey.


Personal Interest

Outdoor Fitness

Goat Yoga at Chip-In Farm

Instructor: Julie Aronis, Little Elephant Yoga

Held at Chip-In Farm, 201 Hartwell Road

Join us for a very unique yoga experience in nature! Classes take place outdoors on the farm and feature a herd of friendly baby goats. Goat kids are naturally curious and playful, and love to climb on anyone and anything. While this may not be the most meditative and relaxing yoga class you will take, it will surely be the most fun and memorable - perfect for melting that stress! Bring your own mat, blanket, or towel but be prepared for the goats to potentially taste test everything. The class will take place outside, so bring layers in case of cool weather or mosquitos. Age 16+ Please check Chip-In Facebook page for weather cancellations or call 781-275-2545. (max 5)

Fee: $25 each class option

Option 1: Sunday, June 4, 8:30-9:30am

Option 2: Monday, June 5, 6:30-7:30pm

Option 3: Sunday, June 25, 8:30-9:30am

Co-Ed Outdoor Boot Camp

Instructor: Sandy Morvillo

Option 4: Monday, June 26, 6:30-7:30pm

Option 5: Saturday, July 8, 8:30-9:30am

What better way to begin a fitness program or up the ante on the one you already have in a supportive, non-threatening class environment. Combining cardio and strength conditioning with use of full body, tires, hills, bleachers and more for a challenging but fun outdoor workout. Modifications are always available and encouraged for anyone with restrictions. Sneakers, outdoor workout attire and water a must. Held at Bedford High School locations listed below. Classes held rain/shine. Age 18+ (max 30)

SPRING: 8 week sessions

Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00am, 4/4-5/23 Meet at BHS Track

Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm, 4/5-5/24 Meet behind BHS

Saturdays, 7:30-8:30am, 4/8-5/27 Meet at BHS Track

SUMMER: 8 week sessions

Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00am, 6/6-7/25 Meet at BHS Track

Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm, 6/7-7/26 *Meet at BHS Track

*6/7 & 6/14 meet behind BHS

Saturdays, 7:30-8:30am, 6/10-7/29. Meet at BHS Track

Fee: $184

Fee: $184

Fee: $184

Fee: $184

Fee: $184

Fee: $184

Sandy grew up in Maine. She received her undergraduate degree in Business at Bentley College. She began teaching fitness classes in college. Sandy attended the Massage Institute of New England, became a CLMT, and had her own practice in Waltham for 15 years. Sandy has been teaching Fitness classes and working as a Personal trainer for more than two decades. She has certification through AFAA, ACE and various other programs.

Mystery Walks

Instructor: Mary Hurley

Discover new places to hike and hear tales about Native American settlers and esteemed writers such as Alcott and Emerson. Walks are typically four to five miles and usually rain or shine. Mary has a great following and it will be an adventure as well as a walk! Please provide email address when registering and contact instructor at maryhurley@comcast.net for meeting locations. Weather cancellations will be made up at the end. (max 7) 5wks

Wednesdays, 10:00am-12:00noon, 4/26-5/24

Thursdays, 10:00am-12:00noon, 4/27-5/25

Fee: $109

Fee: $109

Mary, a long time resident of Bedford, has been the spirited leader of hikes, bike trips and other marvelous adventures for more than 30 years in our local area of historic New England. Previously, she worked as the Adult Education Coordinator for the Bedford Public Schools. Her passion has turned into quality leisure time. Now she lives to PLAY. She feels that the reason that folks enroll is for friendship and love of the outdoors. Learning about our region and how it relates to us and to history is her passion. The shared knowledge of these connections and a desire for all of us to feel as though we are young forever is why she continues to lead people through the woods.


Sport Instruction


Instructor: Kyle Anderson of KA Tennis, PTR and USTA certified **All classes held at the Bedford High School Courts (rainouts will be rescheduled)

Beginner: Students will learn stroke mechanics as well as understanding of the game. Forehand, backhand, volleys and serves will all be taught with an emphasis on fundamentals. All drills and games are presented in a fun and energetic atmosphere.

(max 8)

Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00pm, 4/25-5/30 (6wks)

Thursdays, 6:00-7:00pm, 6/22-8/3 (7wks)

Fee: $140

Fee: $165

Intermediate: Students will focus on stroke mechanics as well as a better understanding of the game. Forehand, backhand, volleys and serves will all be practiced. The basics of both singles and doubles strategy will be covered. Classes incorporate drills and games to take players’ game to the next level. (max 8)

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00pm, 4/25-5/30 (6wks)

Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm, 6/22-8/3 (7wks)

Fee: $140

Fee: $165

Advanced: (NTRP level 3.5 and above) Designed for players who can already hit the ball, but wish to improve. The fundamentals of ground strokes, volleys and serves are taught. The basics of both singles and doubles strategy will be covered. Classes incorporate drills and games to take players’ game to the next level. (max 8)

Tuesdays, 8:00-9:00pm, 4/25-5/30 (6wks)

Thursdays, 8:00-9:00pm, 6/22-8/3 (7wks)

Fee: $140

Fee: $165

Kyle is a PTR certified tennis instructor who has been teaching both children and adults for nearly three decades. He is a resident professional instructor at the Dedham Health and Athletic complex. Kyle has been offering classes in Bedford for 13 years and he offers instruction to all levels and ages. He is also certified in safe play and cardio tennis. Kyle is a Bedford resident where he has raised his two daughters.

Beginner Pickleball Instructional Clinics

Instructor: Kevin Martin, PPR Certified Skills Instructor

Have you been curious to try pickleball, but not ready to join an open play session? Not sure how to swing the paddle, where to stand on the court, or how to keep score? Here is your chance to learn the fundamentals of the fastest growing sport in the country. Pickleball is a combination of tennis, racquetball, and ping-pong played by four people on a half size tennis court with paddles and a plastic polyball. Each class includes learning a new stroke, hitting drills, and game play. It’s great exercise and easy to learn! Equipment will be provided if needed. Please wear comfortable clothing, court shoes and bring water. Wear or bring pockets; we will be keeping plenty of balls in motion for each lesson. Check out www.usapa.org for detailed information. Class held at the JGMS Tennis courts. Rain cancellations will be made up. Age 18+ (max 16)


Tuesdays, 5:45-7:15pm, 4/4-5/2 (no 4/18) 4wks Fee: $72 (make-up if need be will be Sunday, 5/7 at 5:45pm)

Tuesdays, 5:45-7:15pm, 5/9-5/30 (4wks) Fee: $72


Tuesdays & Thursday, 5:00-6:30pm, 6/20-6/29

Fee: $72 (make-up if need be will be Thurs. 7/6) 4 classes

Tuesdays, 5:00-6:30pm, 8/15-9/5 (4wks) Fee: $72

Kevin is a retired business executive with a lifelong passion for racquet sports. Beyond teaching Pickleball, he is a member of the Professional Pickleball registry and a board member and tournament director for the Burlington Club 50. He has organized and managed multiple Pickleball events and tournaments.


Golf Lessons at Patriot Golf Course

Instructor: Jim Tobin, PGA

Classes held at 200 Springs Road, Bedford Equipment will be provided as needed. Please wear spikeless golf shoes or sneakers and golf attire (please no gym shorts, t-shirts, tank tops). Recommend water and a hat/cap. (min 3/max 6 per class) 4wks

BEGINNER GOLF: Designed for the new golfer or golfer with little experience. Age 18+

Mondays, 6:00-7:30pm, 5/1-5/22

NEXT STEPGOLF: Forexperiencedgolfers. Age18+

Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30pm, 5/2-5/23


Fee: $160

Fee: $160

Instructor: USA Archery Certified Instructors, On The Mark Archery Learn archery indoors this winter and enjoy a fun and engaging introduction to one of the world's oldest sports! This unique Olympic sport is one of the fastest growing across America and is easy to learn, but difficult to master. The thrill of shooting a bow is unlike any other body mind experience and it involves form elements and strategy similar to golf, yoga, martial arts and even chess! Don't miss your shot to stay active this winter - join us indoors and discover something new! All equipment is provided. Course led by certified USA Archery instructors. Please check email on inclement weather days for alternate locations. (max 5) Ages 15+ Fee: $195 each session

S1: Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm, 4/12-5/17 (no 4/19) (5wks)

Class held at the South Road Soccer Fields in Bedford.

S2: Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm, 5/24-6/21 (5wks)

Class held at Spalding Field, 160 Church St. in Carlisle. Field is across the street from this address.

S3: Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm, 6/28-7/26 (5wks)

Class held at Ripley Elementary, 120 Meriam Rd. Concord

S4: Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm, 8/2-8/30 (5wks)

Class held at Banta Davis Fields, 304 Carlisle Rd. Carlisle

Mark Pirrello is a level 4 NTS Certified Coach and USA Archery Instructor. In 2012, as a camp counselor, he volunteered to help out with archery and after that Summer he was hooked on the sport. The following Fall he started his own company, On the Mark Archery and runs programs for youth and adults through afterschool programs, recreation programs, corporate events and professional outings. He feels archery is a sport to empower people to achieve a new skill, lead to success and build character.

Sports: Pick-Up & Leagues


Please register for each Sports program (except Men’s Soccer, see description) to participate and to receive email updates including schedule and location updates as they occur. Changes may occur on short notice. www.bedfordrecreation.org to register. (exception: Men’s Soccer) All programs are for ages 18+. Age 16+ may play if there is space, but they must be accompanied by a participating parent or guardian. We are very fortunate to have Volunteer Coordinators managing these programs; please help them set up, keep the areas clean, maintain the equipment and break down at the end. Have fun!

• Players must be registered with email and phone contact information in order to participate.

Sport Instruction

Sports: Pick-Up & Leagues

Volleyball: Pick-Up

This is a co-ed drop-in program open to Bedford adults only. Please note that this is not a volleyball league and there are no set teams; players must be flexible with regard to team formation in order to enable fair competition for all.

Please bring your own volleyballs. Lane School gym. Age 18+ No Fee

Spring: Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:00 - 10:00pm, 4/3-6/14 (no play 4/17, 4/19, 5/29)

Summer: Outdoor play schedule TBA. Registered players will get email notification of scheduled when determined.

Basketball: Pick-Up

This is a co-ed drop-in program open to Bedford adults only. Please note that this is not a basketball league and there are no set teams; players must be flexible with regard to team formation in order to enable fair competition for all. Please bring your own basketballs. Bedford High School gym. Age 18+

Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:00 - 10:00pm, 4/3-6/14 (no play 4/17, 4/19, 5/29, 5/31) No Fee

Competitive Badminton Session-Intermediate and Advanced: Pick-Up

Open courts for intermediate and advanced players. This is a competitive league. Mostly doubles, but singles when court space available. Players must be registered and attend regularly. Bring your own racket; feather shuttlecocks provided. Absences may result in removal from the program session. ONLY REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS MAY PLAY. Guests or waitlisted players may not play. (max 35) Lane School Gym. Age 18+.

Tuesdays, 7:30-10:00pm, 4/4-6/13 (no 4/18) 10wks

Non-resident registration opens: Monday, March 13 at 8:00pm

Competitive Badminton: Sunday Program

Fee: $22 Shuttle fee Bedford Residents

Fee: $55 for non-Bedford Residents

This is a competitive program for intermediate and advanced players. Pre-requisite: 2 prior sessions of Tuesday Competitive play or approval of coordinators, please email rgembis@bedfordma.gov if interested 5 days prior to the registration date. Bring your own racket; shuttlecocks provided. Absences may result in removal from the program session. ONLY REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS MAY PLAY. Guests or waitlisted players may not play. (max 30) Lane School Gym. Age 18+. (8wks)

Sundays, 6:30-9:30pm, 3/26-6/4 (no play 4/9, 4/16, 5/28)

Non-resident registration opens: Monday, March 13 at 8:00pm

Badminton-Beginner and Intermediate: Pick-Up

Fee: $142 includes shuttle fee

Open courts for beginning and intermediate players. Some instruction is available for technique and rules. Intermediate players should provide their own rackets. Some loaner rackets available (beginners are encouraged to play a bit before purchasing a racket). Shuttlecocks are provided. Please wear indoor or tennis shoes. Lane School gym. Age 18+

Thursdays, 7:30-10:00pm, 4/6-6/15 (no play 4/13)

Pickleball - Recreational: Pick-Up

What is Pickleball? It’s a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. It is played with a paddle and plastic ball on a badminton-sized court using a slightly modified tennis net. Check out www.usapa.org for detailed information. Bring a lawn chair for breaks. Age 18+ No Fee Outdoor Schedule: TBA, schedules will be emailed to registered players, posted on our website and at the courts.

Competitive Ladder Play Program: Outdoor

The format is competitive and structured for players who have intermediate/advanced skills and who are looking for a high level of competition. Bring your own paddle. Players must be registered. Age 18+ No Fee Outdoor Schedule : TBA, schedules will be emailed to registered players, posted on our website and at the courts.

No Fee

Sports: Pick-Up & Leagues

Soccer: Pick-Up

Open to all Bedford Residents, age 18+ and not in high school. Please bring a white shirt & a dark-colored shirt.

Outdoor Soccer: Sabourin Field at Bedford High School (weather dependent)

Women: Spring: Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:00pm, 3/1-6/21

Summer: Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm, 6/28-8/23

Men: Spring: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00-10:30pm, 2/27-6/21

Summer: Mondays and Wednesday, 8:30-10:30pm, 6/26-8/23

Indoor Men’s Soccer: Davis School gym

Schedule: Mondays, *Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 8:30-10:00pm, 4/3-6/15 (no play 4/17, 4/18, 4/20, 5/16, 5/29)

*Tuesdays are ages 50+ night


For Men’s Soccer: https://groups.google.com and join via "Bedford MA Adult Soccer"

For Women’s Outdoor Soccer: www.bedfordrecreation.org

Spring-Summer Co-Ed Slow-Pitch Softball

Register online for the Softball Interest List if you are interested in playing this Spring/Summer. We will contact you with more details and give you information for registration if we have enough players to form teams. If we do not have enough players, we will see about a Pick-Up program, if we have people interested in coordinating.

• Please indicate if you would be willing to be a Commissioner for the League, Captain or Pick-Up Coordinator.

The program is an In-Town, casual, fun, co-ed league that begins in the spring and continues through the summer. Teams will be created by a committee of League Co-Commissioners and Captains, with an emphasis on creating balanced teams. Participants may request to play with up to 4 people. Players must be age 21, Bedford/Hanscom Residents or Bedford High School alumni. There will be a meeting in later March for people interested in being Commissioners, Captains or being on the committee.

Schedule to be determined: You may participate in Spring only, Summer only, or a Spring/Summer option.

Spring: (April -June) 8+ games, some doubleheaders and playoffs. Sunday games in late afternoon. Summer: (June–mid-August) 12+ games, some Sunday doubleheaders and playoffs Sunday games in late afternoon and one mid-weeknight game.

Men’s Summer Outdoor Basketball League

Men’s Basketball returns to the outdoor courts at BHS this summer for the 11th season of the league. The season is June 1 - August 3. There will be 10 games plus playoffs. Playoffs will be held in A and B divisions to accommodate both competitive and recreational teams. All players must be Bedford residents, Bedford High School graduates or employed by the Town of Bedford. The cost includes uniforms, 2 patched officials/game, 2 scorekeepers/game and playoff games for all league members. Games will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays and some additional weeknights during the season as needed.

Fee: $1,000 Per Team /$1,250 after June 8 deadline

A mandatory meeting will be held at 12 Mudge Way, Flint Room (near Recreation Office) on Thursday, May 18 at 7 pm. All Captains/Team representatives and free agents must attend. Rosters and team fees must be submitted by June 8. Unattached players may put their names on a free agent list by contacting the Recreation Department (will be placed if space is available).


Name: Current Grade: Sex: D.O.B: Home Phone:

Address: Email:

Cell Phone: Work Phone:

Cell Phone Provider: Sign up for e-news? YES or NO (Email: re Recreation Updates)

For minor participants:

Mother’s Name:

Work Phone:

Cell Phone: Email:

For minor participants: Father’s Name: Work Phone: Cell Phone: Email:

For all participants: Emergency Contact Name:



Do you or your minor child have specific health needs, allergies, physical limitations, medications or any special concerns?

Optional: Parent Volunteer to Coach/Chaperone? ________

Optional Scholarship Fund Donation

Are you applying for Financial Aid? (please note application procedures in brochure) _______

Payment: Cash: Check: ____ (Make checks payable to “Town of Bedford”)

Card Holder Name: __________________________________________ CVV:_________

MC, VISA, AmEx, Discover #: Exp Date

Authorized Charge Card Signature____________________________________________________________

I, the undersigned (participant, mother, father/legal guardian of __________________________________________, a minor) do hereby consent to my, his/her participation in the programs listed below, run by the Bedford Recreation Department and do forever RELEASE, acquit, discharge and covenant to hold harmless the Town of Bedford, and the Town of Bedford Recreation Department and any of it’s employees, and agents from any and all kinds of action and claims, including but not limited to negligence, on account of or in anyway growing out of directly or indirectly all known and unknown personal injuries or property damage occurring while participating in any part of the program(s) listed below, wherever it occurs, which I may now or hereafter have as the minor has or hereafter may acquire, either before he/ she has reached his/her majority resulting from his/her participation in the above Town of Bedford Recreation Department’s program(s).

I consent to the use of my minor child(ren)’s/my own name, picture and/or likeness in any broadcast, photographs, motion pictures, recordings, or other accounts of any program(s), operations, activities, projects, events or tours organized, operated and/or sponsored by the Town of Bedford, and the Town of Bedford Recreation Department and all of its employees and agents, unless I notify the Town of Bedford Recreation Department in writing that I withdraw my consent.

Date_____________________________ Signature_______________________________________________

(Parental if participant is under 18 years of age)

Additional forms @www.bedfordrecreation.org or photocopy.