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CALENDAR January 2012 SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING LESSONS Stratford Scottish Country Dance Group YMCA 204 Downie St. Date(s): January 9-April 2 (11 wks) Time(s): Mondays 7:00-8:30 pm Age(s): Youth 9 years and up and Adults Cost: $20 Youth $50 Adults Enjoy great music, physical activity and fun this fall! No experience necessary. Scottish or not--everyone is welcome! Call Carol at 519-272-1398 to reserve your spot or for more information. Youth free if accompanied by participating adult CONTACT: Carol MacDougall – T: 519-272-1398 E: W: WHAT EVERY BABYSITTER SHOULD KNOW St. John Ambulance 55 Charles St, Stratford Date(s): Sat. Jan 7/12 and Wed. Feb 1/12 (P.A day) Time(s): 9am-4pm Age(s): 11-13 years old Cost: $50 per participant One day safety course ideal for children ages 11 to 13, Emphasis on safety and coping in emergency situations. Handbook and certificate included. CONTACT: Karen Mahovlich – T: 519-271-2290 E: W: INTRODUCTION TO FENCING Excelsior Fencing Club Bedford School, 59 Bedford Drive Date(s): Sun, starting Jan. 15 Time(s): Intro Sun, 1pm; Minifence: Sun 2:30pm; Adult Intro: Tues 7-9pm Age(s): Intro: 9+; Minifence: 6-9 Cost: Intro: $145 (8 weeks) Minifence: $100 (6 weeks) Modern fencing balances athleticism, mental strategy and reflexes. Introduction classes are offered, all equipment provided. Minifencing emphasizes FUNdamental movement and games using specially designed plastic weapons and masks. Preregistration a must. CONTACT: Robyn Godfrey - T: 519-275-3617 E: W: CLASS ACT! Playmakers! Theatre School 438 Downie St., Stratford Date(s): Jan. 16 through Mar. 5, 2012 Time(s): t.b.a. Age(s): 5-10 years Cost: $90.00 A fun, active introduction to theatre for ages 5-10. Story theatre, games, improvisations, music and movement with a final sharing time for family and friends. CONTACT: Susan Kennedy – T: 519-274-1525 E: W: WINTERFEST FREE MOVIE NIGHT City of Stratford - Community Services Stratford Rotary Complex Date(s): Friday January 20 Time(s): 7:30 pm Sharp Age(s): Family Event Cost: FREE Spend the night with your family at the Stratford Rotary Complex and enjoy Cars 2. Concession will be available. Bring blankets your pillows to get comfy! CONTACT: Jeff Otten - T: 519-271-0250 E: W: PASSPORT FOR LITERACY AND FAMILY LITERACY DAY Public Library on Wheels Public Libraries of Perth County Date(s): January 21-27, 2012 Time(s): Varies by location Age(s): Family Cost: Free Get your free "Passport for Literacy" at any Perth County public library and have fun. Your Passport leads to locations in your community where you will do literacy activities and get your passport stamped. Full passports will be entered in a draw. Check CONTACT: Trish MacGregor - T: 519-271-0220 x63 E: W:

ENGLISH RIDING LESSONS AND DAY CAMPS Thistledown Equestrian Centre 2547 Perth Line 43, Stratford Date(s): Please contact Time(s): Please contact Age(s): 4 - 84 Cost: Please contact English riding lesson for all levels of riders. Indoor arena, great school horses, excellent instruction. Pony Pals and Trotter sessions for little people. PA Day Camps and March Break Camps CONTACT: Ellen Redden – T: 519-625-8035 E: W: UPGRADE SKILLS FOR WORK OR COLLEGE ENTRY Conestoga College 130 Youngs Street (beside Stratford Hospital) Date(s): Continuous intake Time(s): Drop in 9-4 pm, or call for app't Age(s): 19 years or older Cost: no cost Work on a tailored learning plan to achieve skills for employment, apprenticeship, or entry to college program. Science, Math, and English (Communications) are available. Website: CONTACT: Mary Anne – T: 519-271-5700 x 7227 E: GRADE FIVES...GET IN MOTION! Perth District Health Unit, City of Stratford, YMCA Age(s): Grade 5 Cost: free Grade fives who received an in motion pass from their school can use it for FREE admission to public skates at the RBC arena on Sunday afternoons, and open swims at the Stratford YMCA. CONTACT: Perth District Health Unit - T: 519-271-7600 E: W: 2012 WINTER ART CLASSES Gallery Stratford 54 Romeo St. S, Stratford Date(s): January - March Time(s): After School, Weekends and Evening Age(s): 4 and up Cost: $55 and up Cartooning! Painting! Printmaking...and MORE. Register today for a creative and fun art experience. CONTACT: Peg Dunnem - T: 519-271-5271 x23 E: W: ST. PAULS (DOWNIE) SOCCER AND BASEBALL REGISRATION Downie Recreation, Township of Perth South Registration at Downie Central School Date(s): Feb 15 (6:30pm-8:30pm) & Feb 18 (10 am-12 noon) & Snow date Feb 22 (6:30pm-8:30pm) Age(s): 4 - Adult Cost: Varies per level St. Pauls soccer & baseball registrations from peanut (soccer & baseball) to over the age of 20. Volunteers needing community service hours welcomed, we can use you as a referee, linesman or coach (training is provided), just give us a call. CONTACT: Jeannie Graham Rae – T: 519-801-8539 E: W: 2012 JUNIOR DRAGON BOAT REGISTRATION Stratford Dragon Boat Club Gene's Restaurant (lobby) 81 Ontario Street Date(s): February 23 and March 6 Time(s): 5:30 pm to 8 pm Age(s): 11 to 17 Cost: free Practices are Mondays and Wednesdays 4 - 5pm. All equipment provided. Participants must 11 yrs of age as of June 30, 2012. No experience necessary. Season runs from April 25 to June 27. CONTACT: Ken Gene – T: 519-271-9678 E: W: MARCH BREAK MADNESS City of Stratford - Community Services Stratford Rotary Complex Date(s): March 12-16, 2012 Time(s): 7:45 am - 5:15 pm Age(s): Ages 4-12 Cost: $20.00/Day OR $100.00/week Another great March Break program with our community services staff. This high energy camp will have your children on the move and active. Activities may include ice skating, crafts, games and outdoor activities. Registration is now open at CONTACT: Jeff Otten – T: 519-271-0250 E: W:


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