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HavaGood Times Published by the Haverford Township Department of Parks & Recreation

Haverford Twp Day Saturday, October 6.

see page 8 for details.

Fall 2012 Getting Better with Age The theme for the 18th Annual Haverford Township Day, “Getting Better With Age� celebrates 100 years since the township was incorporated (1912-2012). We have a brilliant past and an even brighter future. With the opening of the Community Recreation Environmental Center in June, Haverford Township demonstrated its committment to the health and stewardship of the community for years to come. We have much to be proud of and even more to be grateful for as we look back and move forward.


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Community Corner

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Parks & Recreation Tim Denny - Director Brian Barrett - Assistant Director Hope Taylor- Scott - Recreation Supervisor Eric Gillard - Parks Supervisor Jim Davie - Operations Supervisor Andrew Brady - Online Program Supervisor Eileen Mottola -Facilities Coordinator Pat Cioffi - Registrar

Our mission is to make living in Haverford Township more enjoyable and healthier for you, your family and friends by providing top quality recreation programs, facilities and service. The HavaGood Times is published in January, May, and September. All costs are covered by user fees and the support of our sponsors.

Life. Be In It.

Board of Commissioners

Park Board

1st - Steven D’Emilio 2nd - Mario Oliva 3rd - Jane Hall 4th - Dan Siegel 5th - Jeff Heilmann 6th - Larry Holmes 7th - James McGarrity 8th - Chris Connell 9th - Bill Wechsler

Rich Caroto Jack Cunningham Tony Zinni Dave McArdle Wilbur Clevens Maria Pardini Michelle Alvare

Larry Gentile - Township Mgr.

The Park Board meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm

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People of all abilities are welcome in our programs. With your help we will do all we can to meet your needs. Table of Contents ................................. pg. 2 CREC ................................................... pg. 3 Merry Place ......................................... pg. 4 Day Trips and Tickets ......................... pg. 5 CREC/Haverford Reserve .................. pg. 6,7 Haverford Township Day .................... pg. 8,9 Youth Programming .............................. pg. 10,11 Sport, Clinics and Leagues .................. pg. 12 Winter Break/Special Events .............. pg. 13

Landscaping at the CREC You may have noticed the plants and flowers growing outside the CREC. The design intent was to create a naturalistic landscape. When established it will not only be low maintenance but will also provide ecological benefits to the site. The natural landscaping requires no watering, minimal mowing and no fertilizing.

Health and Wellness at CREC ............ pg. 14 Fitness Classes .................................... pg. 15,16 Adults ................................................... pg. 17 Winter Preview .................................... pg. 18 Registration Info .................................. pg. 19

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Community Recreation & Environmental Center The beautiful 35,000 sq. ft. LEED certified, geothermal powered facility at Community Park officially opened on June 14. The $7.4 million construction cost was covered by proceeds from Haverford Reserve and $2 million in grants acquired. Residents of all ages have visited, enjoyed and expressed their pride in the great community asset.

Testimonials about the CREC

Parks and Rec staff at Grand Opening of the CREC on June 14.

-“The facility is amazing and comfortable…” -“The track affords an ease of walking I haven’t felt in years!” -“The instructor for our Fitness for Life class (Tara) is encouraging as she creates an accepting environment where all of our limitations are considered” -“This facility is an awesome addition to our community” -“The staff is amazingly knowledgeable and friendly” -“I recently had a total knee replacement and Tara’s expertise in exercise physiology has helped my knee gain strength!” -“An unexpected gift to my health is the fellowship I’ve enjoyed here.”


Local officials at the Grand Opening with basketballs made of recycled tires.

The CREC is a visible symbol of our township’s commitment to our residents’ health and wellness. The Mission of the CREC is to create a healthier environment and healthier individuals through education and programs. We believe the health of our community is directly related to the quality of our air, water and open spaces as well as the food we eat, the condition of our bodies and how we think. Through the variety of programs offered we hope to create a community living room where people of different ages, means and backgrounds blend together.

Fall Open House

Sunday, September 30th 1-4 pm

CREC Features Double Gym Multi Use Rooms Enivronmental

Walking track Wellness Area Nature Area

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Free Fitness Pass/Class Take a Green Tour! See the Facilities/Rooms *See page 7 for a detailed schedule

For Information and updates on CREC Facilities and Programs please go to our website: or call 484-380-2730


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5K Run Sat. Oct 6

Merry Place is an area of Glendale Park designed for people of all ages and abilities. It was funded and constructed through community volunteers and contributions.

Merry Place Permit Policy Merry Place is an ideal location for family, school, scout and church gatherings. In order to allow the greatest use by residents, we limit permits to 3 hour blocks and give township residents priority. For details and a permit application please go to our website

14th Annual Run/Walk for ‘Merry Place’ Funds will be used to help replenish Merry Place.

Kick off Haverford Township Day by running, wheeling or walking through Haverford Reserve and Darby Creek Rd. with hundreds of your neighbors. Time: 8:30 am start Registration: opens at 7:30 am. Location: Haverford Reserve Fee: Adults Pre-registration $20 $25 Race Day Under 16 $10 $12 Race Day

*New Location*

Course: Runners will do a 5K through Haverford Reserve and along Darby Creek Rd. Walkers will do one mile. Begins and ends at the CREC at Haverford Reserve.

Online Registration at

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Trips & Tickets

Jersey Boys

Come see the show that is still one of the hottest on Broadway. The story tells the rags to riches story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons,featuring such hits as “Sherry” , “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take my Eyes off of You”. Trip includes orchestra seating and free time in New York. Meals are on your own. Date: Wednesday, November 14 Fee: $160 Time: Bus Leaves Glendale Park at 7:30am and returns at 7:30pm

New York on Your Own

You will experience the Big Apple in all its holiday splendor. Bring your friends and family, take in a show, shop on Fifth Ave, see the skaters in Times Square or visit Central Park. It’s up to you. Date: Sunday, December 9 Fee:$69 Timee: Bus leaves Glendale park at 7:30am and returns at 7:30pm

Entertainment Books - $30 Save 50% on restaurants, shopping, theme parks, sporting events, museums and much more. Stop by the Glendale Rd. office to get your copy today.

Radio City Rockettes

Enjoy the magic of the Christmas season with the world famous Rockettes at Radio City. Your day includes free time in New York city and great seats to the matinee show. Date: Wednesday, December 5 Fee: $135 Time: Bus leaves from Glendale Park at 7:30am and returns at 7pm.

Disney On Ice Rockin’ Ever After Get ready to rock out with some of the most magical idols of all in a musical showcase that features the hottest tunes and talent from across the kingdom. Join Belle, Ariel and other Disney favorites. Lower level seating will make you feel part of the show. Fee: $31 per ticket Friday, December 28 11am or 7pm Monday, December 31 11am

Washington DC Cherry Blossom Tour Your day will start with a cruise down the Potomac to take in the magnificent Cherry Blossoms. Your cruise includes brunch and a live band. After the cruise we will do a guided tour of Washington DC landmarks with frequent stops to see the landmarks up close. Date: Saturday, March 23 Fee: $156. Time : Bus leaves from Glendale Park and returns at 8pm.

Trip Itineraries A trip itinerary will be mailed to the contact person for each party 2 weeks prior to the trip.

Trip Refunds

We will gladly give you a refund up to 6 weeks prior to your trip. After that we will only refund your trip if someone fills your spot. Any questions call the Recreation Department at 610-446-9397.

Inclement Weather For New York Shows or any trip involving tickets we don’t have the option of cancelling unless the show is cancelled. Be aware when registering that if the show is on, we are going.


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Community Park at Haverford Reserve Discover Haverford Reserve Green Sunday Series

You are coordially invited to discover and enjoy the beauty and wonders of nature at Haverford Reserve as well as learn environmental tips that you can apply to make your home and yard more green friendly and save money. The fee is $5 per workshop ($12 family). You may register online or the day of the event.

Green Sunday Series Sundays - 1:30-3pm

October 14 October 21 October 28 November 4 November 11 November 18

-What is a Watershed? What are wetlands? Examples at Haverford Reserve -Plants and trees of the Reserve. How to identify. -The wildlife, birds and bugs at the Reserve -What is geothermal energy? What is LEED? Easy ways to Green your home. -What’s with the CREC landscape? What is sustainable landscaping? -Scavenger Hunt- join with family and friends for a good - hearted outdoor scavenger hunt while discovering the environmental features.

Trail Map There are almost 4 miles of trails in the open space. For a map of the trails in the open space go to our website at All dogs must be on a leash on the trails. The last trail, under the Blue Route is scheduled to open in Fall 2012. Dog Park If you would like to help with the Dog Park improvements contact Eileen Mottola at Dog Park rules are posted at the entrance.

Please help keep the trails clean.

E -Newsletter

The Pavilion at Community Park. Please help keep it clean. This helps keep the bees away.

The Recreation Department will publish an E- newsletter monthly. The newsletter will include updates on schedules and programs at the new Community Recreation and Environmental Center. Anyone who has registered in a Recreation Department program will receive the newsletter. If you are not on our email list and want to receive monthly E- newsletters contact

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Fitness Center The best fit for you. No contract or initiation fee. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere, helpful staff, easy to use equipment and health benefits; at a flexible, affordable fee. Mon-Fri 7am-8pm Saturday 8am-11:30am Drop In - $5 at the door Discount Passes - 10 for $40 or 20 for $60 (Good until Dec 29)

Fall Open House Sunday, September 30 1-4pm

Come and see what everyone is talking about 1-3pm 2-3pm 2-3pm 3-4pm


Self guided tours/open gym Meet Tara Kaufmann - see and try the easy to use fitness equipment. Meet Eileen Mottola - see the rooms/amenities available to rent for your next event. Take a guided Green Tour and learn the LEED features at the CREC

The gym, deck, lobby and multi-use rooms are available for rentals on: Saturdays 1-8pm and Sundays 2-6pm Other times may be available depending on the programs scheduled. For information on rental fees or long-term rentals contact Eileen Mottola at or check the website. See page 14 for additional information. To set up an appointment with Eileen call: 610-446-9397.

Multi-purpose room

Walking Track Hours (Free to Haverford Township Residents) Beginning September 24

The Deck

Mon-Fri 7am – 8pm Saturday 8am – 11:30am


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Haverford Township Day Saturday, October 6 Parade begins at 10:30 am All Parade roads will close at 10:00am. Parade begins at Manoa Shopping Center

Eagle Road Oakmont Pub

Grace Chapel

Wawa Please remember that during the parade, the only exit road is W. Marthart Ave.

Darby Road closed to traffic at 7:00am between Mill and Manoa Roads

Marthart Ave

Darby Road Stage 3


Mill Road

Stage 2 St ag e1

Fire House Food Flea Market

Brookline Blvd Childrens Rides **Volunteers Needed** If you would like to volunteer to help with childrens’ rides or setting up contact the Rec. Dept at 610-446-9397

Service Booths Police Station

Green Zone

Skate Park Stage 4


Food Court

For further information go to Click on Haverford Township Day

Parking behind Skatiumaccess from Manoa Rd.

Golf Road


Members of the Haverford Township Day Volunteer Committee. (Not pictured Chris Connell Yale Road and Chad Brooks.)


Middle School

Parade Participants must pre-register. Contact the Recreation Dept. 610-446-9397 or go to

Manoa Road

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18th Annual

Haverford Township Day ‘Getting Better with Age’ Stage I - Skatium

Stage II - Brookline Stage


10:00 - 4:00 12:00 12:30 -1:30 1:30 - 3:45


Skatium Area 11:00 - 3:00 Stiltwalkers/Jugglers/ Reba the Clown 1:00 - 3:00 Chelsea Farms Pony Rides 1:00 - 3:00 Resse- Face Painter, Talia Tatoo Girl 2:30 - 4:00 FREE Skating at the Skatium

Stage III - Darby and Yale 10:00-4:00 12:00 - 2:00 2:00 - 3:45 Library 1:00 - 4:00

DJ Chris Green Tea Revival (Country) Road Kings (Classic Rock)

Events for children, teens and adults.

Stage IV - Skate Park 1:00 - 3: 00

Live Music

Bill Whitney, DJ 100 yr clock dedication Janine Kelly Corner Boys

Brookline Blvd Area 12:00 - 4:00 Children’s Rides 12:00 - 2:00 Howard Polykoff, magician 11:00 - 3:00 Patrick Salamon - portraits 12:00-3:00 Sponge Bob, Minnie Mouse Brookline Fire House 12:00-12:45 Haverford High School Orchestra

Haverford Township 5K Run for Merry Place (see pg. 5) 7:30 am Pre registration 8:30 am Race begins

For further info visit Non-Profit township and service organizations who wish to set up a booth must register with the Recreation Dept on Glendale Rd no later than Friday, September 28. Space is limited. Registration forms for civic and service organizations available on line.

*Nominate a Centennial*

To celebrate 100 years of the township’s incorporation (1912-2012) we are recognizing those individuals, families, organizations, churches or businesses that have been in Haverford Township since 1912. Nominees will be recognized at the Brookline Stage immediately following the parade. Nomination forms are available on the website.

Food Courts at Brookline Blvd & Skatium


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Youth Programming

W! NE Moovin’ & Groovin’ This class is a great way to develop gross motor skills and hand-eye coordination. We’ll play with bean bags, the Exer Wall and parachute all while moving to music. Parent must attend class with child. Location: CREC Gym Ages: 18-36mos Time: 9:15-10:00am (Fri) Dates: 10/12-11/9 or 11/16-12/21 Fee: $40 Instructor: Michelle Towell W! NE Imagination Station Put on some old clothes, grab your imagination and jump into the world of process art! We’ll explore all kinds of art mediums and manipulatives that will develop your child’s fine motor skills. Parent must attend class with child. Location: CREC Instructor: Lauren Fremont Ages: 18mos-36mos Time: 9:15-10:00am (Fri) Dates: 10/12-11/9 or 11/16-12/21 Fee: $40 W! NE Mrs. Honeybear’s Story Time

Journey to the enchanted land of nursery rhymes and mother goose. Led by retired kindergarten teacher Leslie Taylor, you and your child will love singing songs, listening to stories and meeting some special friends along the way. Parent must attend class with child. Location: CREC Ages: 22-36mos Time: 10:15-11:00am (Fri) Dates: 10/12-11/9 or 11/16-12/21 Fee: $40

Krafty Kids

Have a ball while making a mess! You and your child will have fun listening to a story, painting, gluing and coloring as you do craft projects that encourage your child’s creativity. Instructor: Maria Overturf Location: CREC Ages: 2-3 with parent Time: 10-10:45am (Sat) Dates: 10/13-11/10 or 11/17-12/22 Fee: $42



Small Fry Soccer Great introduction to soccer and sport. You and your child will enjoy learning and playing together. Ages: 3-4 Location: CREC Day: Saturday Dates: 11/17-12/22 Fee: $50 Times: 12pm-12:45pm 1pm-1:45pm Day: Tuesday Dates: 10/9-11/16 and 11/20-12/18 Fee: $50 Times: 1pm-1:45pm

Art with Steve

Your child will create original works of art with simple drawing method that will unlock their inner artist. Instructor: Steve Mogck Ages: 4-6 Time: 10-10:50am (Sat) Fee: $80 Ages: 7-9 Time: 11-11:50am (Sat) Dates: 10/6-11/3 or 11/18-12/15 Location: CREC

Sports 4 me An introduction to different sports through age appropriate games and activities. Includes elements of basketball, soccer and baseball. Tuesday afternoon offering also available. Location: CREC Ages: 4-5 Fee: $50 Saturdays Dates: 10/13-11/10 or 11/17-12/22 Time: 10-10:50am or 11-11:50am Tuesdays: Dates: 10/9-11/6 or 11/20-12/18 Time: 12pm-12:50pm


Get creative making fun arts and crafts projects based on a new story each week. Location: CREC Ages: 4-6 Dates: 10/13-11/10 or 11/17-12/22 Time: 11:00-12:00pm (Sat) Fee: $42

W! NE Successfully Social Social skills group focusing on fun, friendship, communicaThis recreation preschool provides a nurturing atmosphere tion and play! This program provides opportunities for supported social interactions with lots of success. See to allow your child to explore and experiment. Through creative play we help each child develop social awareness website for program details Time: 8:30am-9:30am and skills for school at their own pace. (Children must be Ages: 4-6 Time: 9:45-10:45am potty trained.) 2, 3, or 4 days options as well as extended Ages: 8-12 Location: CREC Instructor: Maria Unger day from 12:30-2:30pm. Location: CREC Dates: 10/13-11/10 or 11/17-12/22 (Sat) Fee: $85 Ages: 2 1/2-5 Time: 9-12:30pm (M-Th)

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Volleykids An age appropriate way to teach “FUN”damentals using a lighter ball, lower net and smaller court. Build skills with fun drills and activities. Players will be grouped by age ability into 10 and 11:00am classes. All participants report at 10am the first day. Instructors: Eric and Melanie Dahl Ages: 6-10 Dates: 11/17-12/22 Times: 10:00am and 11:00am (Sat) Location: Manoa School Fee: $60.

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W! NE Roots and Shoots Participants will foster their understanding and appreciation of the natural world around them and in their community. Engage in outdoor nature experiences, live animal encounters, arts and crafts, hands on activities in the woods and through maintaining the trails and gardens around the CREC. Instructor: Jen Hufnal Ages: 7-10 Time: 4:15-5:45pm (T&TH) Dates: 10/9-11/8 Fee: $60 Location: CREC

Jazz and Hip Hop Grab a friend and put on your dancing shoes as you learn new steps to your favorite songs. Instructor: Moving Studios Location: CREC Ages: 5-6 Dates: 10/13-11/10 Time: 11:00-11:50am (Sat) Fee: $65

Inspired Art

Come be Inspired while you learn about different artists, view examples of their work, and then create your own artwork in their style. You’ll bring home a beautiful work of art each class. Instructor: Jen Hufnal Ages: 8-10 Time: 4:15-5:45pm (M&W) Dates: 10/8-11/7 Fee: $60 Location: CREC

Jazz and Hip Hop Dance to your favorite music and make up your own moves. Learn basic dance techniques, fun hip hop and jazz moves and put it all together to make up your own. Ages: 7-9 Dates: 10/13-11/10 Time: 12:00-12:50am (Sat) Location: CREC Instructor: Moving Studios Fee: $65


Looking to get out of the house on Fridays? Meet us for movies, games, crafts and all your playground favorites in the gym with members of our All Star Summer Staff. Ages: 7-12 Dates: 10/12-12/21 Location: CREC Time: 6:00-8:30pm (Fri) Fee: $8/night

Yoga An authentic yoga class designed for young people with all experience levels. This class will enhance flexibility, strength and coordination while improving concentration and focus. Instructor: Lisie Abrams Fee: $48 Ages: 3rd-8th grade Time: 6:00-6:50pm (Tues) Dates: 10/9-11/6 or 11/20-12/18 Location: CREC

Young Chefs Saturday workshops In each workshop we will prep, cook and taste all the items on our menu. Along the way learning some new skills that will build confidence in the kitchen. Take one class or take them all, each week will have all new recipes! Ages:11-14 Time:11am-2pm (Sat) Fee: $65 per workshop/$220 for all four. Location: CREC Sat Oct 20 Snack- time fun: no frozen or boxed snacks here! We are making our own and eating them too! Sat Oct 27 Hey Mom, I‘ll make dinner tonight: learn to prep and cook some family favorites that you will want for dinner every night! Sat Nov 3 All things breakfast: let’s have some fun with breakfast, after all people like breakfast so much that they sometimes eat it for dinner! Sat Nov 10 A little international fun: Italian, Mexican, Chinese, we will make some easy recipes that you can make anytime you are feeling international.

Drivers Ed This classroom instruction will give you the knowledge to feel confident behind the wheel. You can also qualify for discounts on your insurance. Location: Sr. High Rm 126 Ages: 15-18 Fee: $120 Time: 9:00am-12:20pm (Sat) Dates: 10/13-12/15


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Sports, Clinics and Leagues Indoor Soccer This class is a great way for your child to be introduced to the game of soccer with an emphasis on fun. Location: CREC Dates 11/17-12/22 Fee: $50 Ages: 4 Time: 12-12:50pm (Sat) Ages: 5 Time: 1-1:50pm (Sat) Ages: 6 Time: 2-2:50pm (Sat)

Basketball Clinic This is the perfect class for a beginner. Clinic will emphasize fundamentals of dribbling, passing, shooting, and defense. Location: Manoa Elementary Ages: 6 Time: 12:10-1pm (Sat) Ages: 7 and 8 Times: 1:10-2pm 2:10-3pm (Sat) Dates: 11/17-1/12 Fee: $65

Basketball League This developmental league is a great way for beginners and experienced players to learn the game. Instruction will focus on individual skills, positions and team strategy. Players will be evaluated and placed on teams to ensure competitive balance. Separate league for boys and girls Ages: 8-10 Dates: 11/17-1/19 Location: Coopertown Fee: $75 Boys Times: Saturday Games 10am-12:30pm. Tuesday practices at 6 or 7pm. Girls Times: Saturday Games 1pm-2:30pm. Wednesday practices at 6 or 7pm. Parent Volunteers are needed to coach, for information email Andrew Brady at

Friday Night Open Gym Join your friends for pick up basketball, knockout, or just to shoot around. Location: CREC Ages: 12-14 Time 8:30-10pm (Fri) Dates: 10/12-12/21 Fee: $5 at the door

Havertown Hoops Winter leagues for boys in grades 5-10 and girls in grades 5-6. Play begins in mid November and ends in early March. Registration begins Monday, October 15 online at Volunteers needed - contact

W! NE Karate Classes Karate class comprised of basic movements and karate forms. Also focuses on application of karate techniques for the purpose of self-defense. Karate Uniform is required Location: CREC Ages: 6-8 Time: 5-5:50pm Ages: 9-12 Time: 6-6:50pm Dates: 10/8-12/19 (M&W) Fee: $120 W! NE Sports Bunch Sign up for this class and participants will get to play their favorite games from gym class every week. You will play everything from dodge ball to floor hockey. Ages: 8-10 Times: 6-7pm (Tu) Fee: $50 Dates: 10/9-11/6 or 11/20-12/18 Location: CREC

Floor Hockey We combine skill development with game action. Fun for kids of all skill levels. *Mouth guard is required Ages: 6-7 Time: 10-10:50am (Sat) Location: CREC Dates: 10/13-11/10 or 11/17-12/22 Fee: $50 Ages: 8-9 Time: 11-11:50am (Sat)

Open Teen Basketball Come to the CREC on Fridays and enjoy open basketball with your friends. Check our website after 10/15 for additional dates and times. Location: CREC Ages: 14-18 Time: 3-5pm (F) Dates: 10/12-12/21 Fee: $5 at door

Youth Wrestling Participants will learn the fundamentals of wrestling and compete in team meets.Practices will develop skills, fitness and enhance coordination and focus. Practices are twice a week with meets beginning on weekends in January. Ages: 6-12 Times: 6:30-8pm Location: Haverford High Wrestling room Parents meeting for new wrestlers – Wednesday, October 24 @ 7pm at Sr. High school. Meet the coaches, learn about the program and schedule. Volunteers needed – Volunteers are needed for coaching and helping at home meets. To volunteer contact Colleen Tavani at

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Winter Break Winter Camp If you enjoyed the summer playground program then you’ll love this program. We will play your favorite games, do arts and crafts and go on two field trips. Ages: 6-10 Time: 8:30-3:00pm Dates: 12/26-28 Fee: $140 Location: CREC W! NE Schools Out Camp When school is off the fun is in session at the CREC. Fun filled camp camp combines games, sports, crafts and the Exerwall with our dynamite staff. Location: CREC Ages: 5-12 Time: 8:30am-3:00pm Dates: November 6 Extended day option until 5pm. Fee: $50 (extended day $60)

Special Events

W! First Fridays NE Looking for something to add spice to your family’s Friday nights? Come visit us at the CREC the first Friday of every month. We’ll have games, bingo, movies and crafts. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Dates: 11/2,12/7 Time: 6:00-8:30pm (F) Fee: $8 per child or $20 per family Location: CREC

Monster Bash and Haunted Trail Walk

Celebrate Halloween with some ghoulish fun. We will decorate pumpkins, play scary games, enjoy a night time trail walk and roast marshmallows at the camp fire. For the more adventuresome crowd we will have a haunted trail walk. Location: Pavilion at Hav. Reserve Date : Saturday, October 27 Time: 6:00-8:00pm Fee: *Registration Required $8/person $25/family Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. *Check our website for a details.

Krazy Village Come enjoy the balladium, bowling, a 2 story playground and a game of laser tag with your friends and summer playground counselors. Location: Bus leaves from CREC Ages: 7-10 Time: 10:00am-2:00pm Date: December 27 Fee: $24

Bowling When the weather’s cold the action heats up indoors. Get out of the house and enjoy some bowling with your friends at Wynnewood Lanes. Fee: $15 Ages: 6-10 Location: Drop off at Wynnewood Lanes Time: 10:30-12:15pm Date: December 28

Register online!

5K Chilly Chili Trail Run Run a 5K on a chilly December day and warm up afterwards with a chili lunch. Race will take place on the trails at Haverford Reserve. Lunch will be served in the CREC. Date: Saturday, December 1 Time: 10:00am Fee: $ 25

Winter Wonderland and Breakfast With Santa Bring your family to the CREC for a delicious breakfast with Old St. Nick. After breakfast we’ll keep the festivities going with music, games, holiday themed crafts and end our day with a “snowball” fight. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Date: Saturday, December 22nd Location: CREC Time: 9:00-10:30am (breakfast) 10:45-12noon (Winter Wonderland) Fee: $12 per person (breakfast or Winter Wonderland) Fee: $20 for both Children 2 and under free.

Tot Rockin’ New Years Eve Party Celebrate the holiday with your young ones. We’ll have music, light refreshments and a variety of games and activities. Ring in the year at noon with a balloon drop. Ages: 2-8 Time: 10:00am-12noon Date: Sat. December 29 Fee: $10 per child Location: CREC


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Health and Wellness at the CREC The Wellness programs offered below are intended to help you look, feel and be healthier. Our goal is to create an environment where you feel welcome and comfortable; especially those of you who have not previously participated in a wellness or fitness class. For that reason our programs are limited in size and geared to specific ages and interests. We hope you find a class that appeals to you as you begin your journey to better health.

Drop In Fitness Center No Initiation or long term fees. Pay only for the times you use. Drop in anytime 7am-8pm Monday -Friday. $5 at the door. Discount Passes 10 for $40, 20 for $60 Good through Dec 29.

Fitness Center Guided Workouts During the times listed below, Fitness Coordinator Tara Kaufmann will be available to guide you in your workout and help you plan your journey to better health. Dates: October 1 – December 28 (3 months) Times: Fees: 6-7:30am M-F Adults $95 8:00-9:00am M-F beginners $75 9-10:00am M-F Women 40+ $75 11-12:00pm M-F Ages 60+ $75 12-1:00pm M-F Men 50+ $75 -“I recently had a total knee replacement and Tara’s expertise in exercise physiology has helped my knee gain strength!”

Questions call 484-380-2731 W! NE Barre Fitness A unique class using your own bodyweight and a barre Join the party! You’ll be working up a sweat with these calorie burning and easy to follow dance steps set to Latin (bar) to build a strong physique. A low-impact class that combines stretching, strength training and leg lifts while rhythms and pop songs. This fun and effective workout targets your legs, abs, glutes and arms. Location: CREC using a Ballet barre for balance. Instructor: Caitlin Powell Time: 6-7pm (M) Dates: 10/1-11/5 or 11/19-12/17 Time: 9-9:50 (M) Dates: 10/1-11/5 or 11/19-12/17 Time: 9-9:50 (W) Dates: 10/3-11/7 or 11/14-12/19 Time: 6-7pm (W) Dates: 10/3-11/7 or 11/14-12/19 Time: 9-10am (Sat) Dates: 10/6-11/10 or 11/24-12/22 Fee: $50 or $90 for both days Location: CREC W! Pilates Time: 11-11:50am(Tu) Dates: 10/9-11/6 or 11/13-12/11 NE Time: 11-11:50am(Th) Dates: 10/11-11/8 or 11/15-12/20 Anyone can practice Pilates. This workout enhances Fee: $75 or $140 for 2 days $200 for all 3 days posture, flexibility, endurance, and balance while toning Instructor: Caitlin Powell (M,W,Sat) and firming your core. Pilates is great for all fitness levels Kristy Cobb (Tu, Th) and ages. Instructor: Caitlin Powell Location: CREC Time: 9-9:50am (Tu) Dates:10/2-11/6 or 11/20-12/18 ! Time: 9-9:50am (F) Dates:10/5-11/9 or 11/23-12/21 W NE Zumba - Barre Fee: $50 (1st session) $40 (2nd session) This unique class combines the cardio of Zumba with the muscle toning and strenthening of a ballet barre class. The W! NE Making Better Athletes barre portion consists of sequences of toning and resisImprove your athletic performance with focused worktance exercises that focus on thighs, glutes, abs and arms. outs that improve agility, edurance, flexibility and reaction Balance and good form are also emphasized. No dance time. Innovative and varied workouts with regular testing experience necessary. Location: CREC are key in making better athletes. Location: CREC Time: 5:00-5:50pm (Th) Instructor: Caitlin Powell Ages: 13-17 Time: 6-7pm (Tu & Th) Dates: 10/4-11/8 or 11/15-12/20 Fee: $60 Dates: 10/23-11/15 or 11/27-12/20 Fee: $120


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Boot Camp

The ultimate workout designed to strengthen and tone every muscle group from head to toe, boost metabolism, and get your heart rate going. This is a total body workout. See and feel your body change! Classes are high intensity, but can be scaled to all fitness levels. Instructed by Perfomance Fitness. Time: 6:00-7:00am (Tu &Th) Fee: $120-4 wks. Location: Haverford Reserve Dates: 10/9-11/1 W! NE Kickboxing This workout incorporates kicks, punches, and combinations used in martial arts and boxing together with effective athletic drills. Moves can be modified to allow beginners as well as more advanced exercisers to follow the combinations, burn fat, release stress, and have fun! Time: 6:00-6:50pm (Thurs) Location: CREC Dates: 10/11-11/8 or 11/15-12/20 Fee: $50 ! W NE Cycle Fit This 50 minute workout combines a cardio format paired with core training exercises. The cardio format includes Spinning and Boot Camp style drills. Core, back, resistance and abdominal exercises will complete this total body workout. Instructor: Bethany Sullivan Time: 9:10-10:00am (Thurs) Location: CREC Dates: 10/11-11/8 or 11/15-12/20 Fee: $50

Chair Yoga

Using top of the line spinning bikes this class offers a great way to get a vigorous workout, burn calories, and keep your muscles in shape! Your instructor will guide you through a warm-up, up tempo cadences, sprints, climbs, and cool-downs. Instructor: Caitlin Pettit or Sally Spiers Time: 6-6:50am(W) Dates: 10/10-11/7 or 11/14-12/19 Time: 6-6:50am(F) Dates:10/12-11/9 or 11/16-12/21 Time: 9-9:50am (Sat) Dates: 10/13-11/10 or 11/17-12/22 Fee: $50, 2 days for $90 or 3 days for $130 W! NE Stroller Boot Camp This is a complete fitness program that Mom’s can do with their babies. It includes power walking, running and intervals of strength and toning exercises using resistance bands, body weight, and the stroller. Instructor: Bethany Sullivan Time: 9:10-10:00am (Tu) Location: CREC Dates: 10/9-11/6 or 11/20-12-18 Fee: $50

Tai Chi/Chi Kung A healing martial art that combines many martial art movements with emphasis on breathing, circulation and stretching all of which help reduce stress and improve quality of life. Time: 6:00-6:50am (Tu) Location: CREC Dates: 10/9-11/6 or 11/20-12/18 Fee: $65

60+ Fitness

This unique class adapts Yoga positions and enables participants to safely warm-up their body and perform Yoga poses with more support and stability. Instructor: Lisie Abrams Location: CREC Time: 11:00-11:50am (F) Fee: $35 Dates:10/12-11/9 or 11/16-12/21

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A fun dance-fitness workout with modified Zumba moves and pacing to suit the needs of active older participants as well as those new to exercise. What stays the same are all the elements the Zumba Fitness is known for. Time: 10:00am-10:45am (Tu) Location: CREC Dates: 10/9-11/6 or 11/20-12/18 Instructor: Elizabeth Luff Fee: $45 W! NE Senior Tai Chi/Chi Kung A modified form of Tai Chi with emphasis on slow, graceful movements, deep breathing and mental focus. Time: 10:00-10:50am (W) Location: CREC Dates:10/9-11/6 or 11/20-12/18 Fee: $50

Fitness for Life

Whether you are 60+, just getting started in an exercise program or have physical limitations this class is designed for you! This is a safe and easy to follow exercise routine. Included is a safe warm-up with focus on aerobic conditioning, muscle-strengthening and improved range of motion. Instructor: Tara Kaufmann Time: 10:00-10:50am (M&Th) Location: CREC Dates: 10/9-11/6 or 11/15-12/20 Fee: $45


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Open Basketball Join us for some competitive full court games at the new Community Center. Three times to choose from. Times: 7-9pm (Tues), and 6-8am (Th) 8-10am (Sat) Dates: 10/9-12/22 Fee: $5 at door

Over 45 Basketball Yoga Feel better both mentally and physically with yoga postures and breathing. Reduce stress while increasing strength and flexibility. Instructor: Lisie Abrams Time: 7:00-7:50pm (Tues) Location: CREC Dates: 10/9-11/6 or 11/20-12/18 Fee: $50 W! NE Prana Flow Yoga Practitioners of all levels learn classical and innovative approaches to a flowing style of Vinyasa Yoga. Instructor: Sara Busch Time: 7-7:50pm(M) Dates: 10/8-11/5 or 11/19-12/17 Time: 7-7:50pm(Th) Dates: 10/11-11/8 or 11/15-12/20 Fee: $50 or $90 for both Location: CREC W! NE Power Yoga A form of Yoga that allows participants to gracefully flow from posture to posture to create a fit body and a calm mind. There are no set poses in this class-variety is the key. Each class will offer some new poses and varying levels of intensity. Instructor: Caitlin Petit Time: 6-6:50am(M) Dates: 10/8-11/5 or 11/19-12/17 Time: 8-8:50am(S) Dates:10/13-11/10 or 11/17-12/22 Fee: $50 or $90 for both Location: CREC W! NE Pre-natal Yoga This class provides a relaxed and nurturing atmosphere which enhances the bonding experience with your baby while supporting the development and strengthening of your mind, body, and spirit during prepregancy. The Yoga exercises are designed to strengthen pelvic muscles, exercise the spine and help reduce backaches, and aid in proper circulation and breathing. Instructor: Lisie Abrams Time: 1-1:50pm (Tu) Location: CREC Dates: 10/9-11/6 or 11/20-12/18 Fee: $50 or $90 for both

For the aging weekend warrior who still loves to play. Time: 7-9pm (Wed) Fee: $5 at door Dates: 10/10-12/19 Location CREC

Women’s basketball Enjoy pick-up games with your friends and neighbors. Time: 8-10pm (Wed) Dates: 10/17-12/19 Fee: $5 Location: Chestnutwold School

Coed Volleyball Have a blast while digging, setting and spiking. Competitive games on 2 courts for the beginner or experienced player. Location: CREC Fee: $5 at door Time: 7-9pm (Thurs) Dates: Oct 11- Dec 20

Women’s Soccer Fitness Soccer drills and activities add some spice to your workout. You will enhance balance and coordination while burning calories. Time 8-9pm (Tuesday) Dates: 10/23-11/27 Location: Chestnutwold School Fee: $75

Men’s Basketball League Competitive league plays on Saturdays at the new Community Center beginning late October. Team fee is $800 includes team shirt. For a team application go to our website www.

What you’ve told us... “This is the first yoga class I have taken, and I’m enjoying it very much. At the end of each session I find that I am in a positive frame of mind, energized, as well as, relaxed.”

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W! NE Photography Want to take better pictures during the holidays? Learn the fundamentals of digital photography. This class will help you understand photography’s technical aspects such as how to use your camera correctly, and how to manage and transfer images on your computer. Must bring a digital camera to to class with you. Time: 6:30-8pm (M) Dates: 11/19-12/17 Fee: $75 Location: CREC Instructor: Jaci Downs W! NE

Civil War - Causes to Triumph

This course will examine the causes of the war as well as the people, events, and battles that shaped the outcome of the War between the states. Taught by Dr. James Hedtke, a professor at Cabrini College and an author who has published a book on the civil war. Book cost included. Time: 6:30-7:30pm (Tues) Dates: 10/9-11/16 Location: CREC Fee: $55 W! NE Boomers Online Feeling like you should be more connected with family and friends online? Wondering how to use the Internet to do research? Do you have a smart phone but don’t know how to use it? Boomers Online is a class to fill in the gaps of your Internet knowledge. Become a power user in a class of your peers. Instructor: Christine Cavalier Time: 10:30-11:30am (W) Dates: 11/14-12/19 Location: CREC Price: $40 W! Open Cards NE Looking for a place to get a game of bridge, pinochle, rummy or any other card game? Stop by the CREC on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1pm. Pop in for a quick game or stay the entire hour two hours. Location: CREC Time: 1-3pm (T&Th) Dates: 10/9-12/20 Fee: FREE W! NE Conversational Spanish

for beginners

This course will focus on teaching you how to speak Spanish. Perfect class for someone brand new to Spanish or looking to get reintroduced. 8 week course. Time: 6:30-7:30pm (Th) Dates: 10/18-12/20 Instructor: Monica Brady Location: CREC Fee: $70

W! NE Cooking Demo and Tasting: You get to see the recipes prepared, have a tasting and have freedom to ask the chef questions and take home all the recipes to try on your own! Time: 6-8pm (Tuesdays) Location: CREC Fee:$65 per class

Tuesday, Oct 23 Dinner in a Flash: with a little finesse make some very regular and easy to find ingredients into a delicious meal before you can say “take out”. Tuesday, October 30 Kicked Up Comfort: with little effort elevate the comfort foods we all know and love into something fit for a dinner party or just a special dinner. Tuesday Nov 13 Bite-Size Entertaining: all the rage, entertaining with sweet and savory bites, learn some great recipes and fun ways to present them. Tuesday Nov 20 Out-side the Box: learn how to build a pantry and use it to create easy and delicious appetizers, meals and snacks. This will transform the way you cook!

Cooking Parties

Let’s put the Party in Cooking Classes with Personal Chef Debi Reichert. You and your friends set the menu and prep and cook it with your own personal Chef. Sounds like fun, call today and book you own cooking class. Call today for prices and schedule 610-446-9397. W! NE Scrapbooking Capture the moments that will last a lifetime? Join us in learning the basics of scrapbooking and create a project that you can take home with you each week. Projects included in the cost of the class. Time: 6:30-7:30pm (Tu) Dates: 11/20-12/18 Instructor: Amy Gillard Location: CREC Fee: $75

Rejuvenate Your Retirement Plan your retirement so you don’t outlive your resources. Identify primary threats to retirement savings, learn how to maximize Social Security benefits and plan for health and long term care. Instructor: Ryan Lieb, CFP Commonwealth Financial Location: CREC Fee: $39 Times: 10am-12pm (Thurs) Dates: 10/18 & 25 Time: 1-3:00pm (Tues) Dates: 10/23 & 30


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CREC Holiday schedule

The CREC will be closed on the following dates Veterans Day Thanksgiving Holiday Christmas Day New Years Day

Nov. 12 Nov. 22 & 23 Dec. 25 Jan 1

Christmas Eve & New Years Eve we will close at 12pm

Winter Preview HavaGood Times The Winter Spring edition of the HavaGood Times will be mailed to all Township homeowners the first week of January. Check out the Times for information about programs, trips, little league & lacrosse sign ups.

Little Explorers Preschool

Registration for Fall 2013 will begin online February 1. For more information about Little Explorers visit Check out the Recreation link for information on: Online Registration Haverford Township Day CREC schedule and programs CREC Room Rentals Trips/discount tickets Parks and Field permits

Discount Ski Tickets Will be available for sale on December 17. Stop by the Glendale Rd . office and pick up your Ski or Tubing tickets for Jack Frost, Big Boulder, Blue Mountain, Camelback, Elk and Shawnee. For a complete list of discount ski tickets and pricing visit our website after December 1.

Hoops from the Heart 11th Annual Martin Luther King Day Basketball Clinic The Recreation Department and Haverford College are teaming up for a Basketball Clinic on MLK day Monday, Jan 21. The proceeds from the clinic will benefit needy families in Delaware County. The clinic is coordinated by Havertown resident and Haverford College women’s basketball coach Bobbi Morgan. For more info call Bobbi at 610-896-4133. Register online beginning November 1. If you see maintenance issues at the Parks please contact Eric Gillard at egillard@

What residents had to say about our programs

Basketball League “I hope this e mail gets to the right people. My name is Jason Kraiza. I am a father of 3 boys and I also coach in your league. I have been around sports my entire life. I played baseball and basketball in college. I have never in my life seen or been involved with a better organization then you guys have. Joe Doc, Andrew and each and every staff member is amazing as the next. My son is having a great time. What’s so important to me is the rules that they have set up. It is set up for the boys to learn basketball and have fun. I am just so proud of being a part of it. Thanks and keep it up!”

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Online Registration System For your convenience the Haverford Township Recreation Department has implemented online registration for all fall activities. The benefits of the new system include: -Easier online registration to save you time. -More program information. -Easy access to your family’s program schedules. -Better communication through text alerts and email.

Online registration begins September 24th You need to set up an account to register online. If you have registered since January 2012 you already have an account. If you forget your acount infomation see step 4 below.

To create your account go to If you have any questions please contact the office and we will be happy to help you.

Creating your account is fairly simple. Below are a few steps to assist you. 1. How do I create an account for my family? Go to our website Click the online registration button Click the “create a account” button Fill out your information Save your information and add the next family member until each member of the family has an account. 2. How do I register for activities? go to our website Click the online registration button Click “Activities” at the top of the page Browse by activity name, ages or categories 3. How do I pay? Choose the activity/activities you want. Select the family member who will be participating. Finish your checkout and pay by credit card. 4. What if I forgot my account information? Go go to our website at Click the online registration button Click the “My Account Button” If your password is incorrect or forgotten click “forgotten” Enter your email address Your temporary password will be emailed to you.

Registration begins September 24. *Only Twp. Residents can register the first 10 days. Important!

You cannot register by mail-in or dropbox (except for trips).

Fall 2012 Havagood Times  

Includes information on Programs, CREC, and Haverford Township Day

Fall 2012 Havagood Times  

Includes information on Programs, CREC, and Haverford Township Day