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Contents General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Greenwood Children’s Center . . . . . . . . . . .4 Trips & Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Vacation Week Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Aquatics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Longmeadow Dance School . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Infants, Toddlers & Preschool . . . . . . . . . .12 Youth Enrichment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Youth Sports and Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Adult Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Youth Sports – Sponsored . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Forms & Registration Information . . .23-24

For Your Information The Board of Park Commissioners sponsors the following organizations and programs. Please contact the individuals listed below for detailed information about their programs. Longmeadow Youth Football Mike Callan, 413-567-.6919 Mcallan66@hotmail.com www.longmeadowfootball.org Longmeadow Girls’ Lacrosse Rick Daigneault at 413-246-3470 or via E-mail: rickdano@comcast.net Mark Pinkowski at 413-335-7410 or via E-mail: Mark.pinkowski@gmail.com Website: www.longmeadowgirlslax.com Longmeadow Baseball and Softball Association Renee Broadbent, 413-478-4557 Rbroadbent62@comcast.net www.longmeadowbaseball.net Longmeadow Little League Association Steve Schiffman, 413-374-7674 Schiff143@aol.com, Fax: 413-567-8045 Eteamz.com/longmeadowll Longmeadow Soccer Association board@longmeadowsoccer.org www.longmeadowsoccer.org Longmeadow Aquatic Club Jaxie Meth, 413-237-1468 longmeadow.aquatic.club@gmail.com Longmeadow Boys LAX Association Gregory Macdonald, 407-414-5780 Gmac735@hotmail.com www.longmeadowlacrosse.com Longmeadow Youth Basketball Asso. Tom Walbridge, 413-567-9499 tpwalbridge@comcast.net administration@longmeadowyouthbasketball.org

Back row from left: Commissioner James Jones, Chair James Russell,Vice Chair David Horowitz, Commissioner Margaret Rakas, front row: Commissioner Jay Leib.

Director’s Message To our residents and patrons: Did you know that Longmeadow Parks and Recreation is one of the most diverse municipal recreation departments in the state? We operate state-licensed child care and extended school age child care programs serving over 140 participants. We also offer popular gymnastics and dance programs for children of all ages to learn everything from tumbling to ballet, hip hop, tap, modern and several more. Among the numerous athletic programs, we also feature programs for adults and seniors such as yoga, tai chi, karate and basketball. You can save time by registering for most programs online at www.lprd.net. I would like to thank the many, many volunteer coaches, directors and officers that operated our field hockey, cheerleading, soccer and football programs this fall. Without you, we would not be able to offer our youth the opportunities they now have to play organized sports and I am truly grateful. I would also like to thank those involved in both Longmeadow Aquatics and LYBA for their involvement in our winter youth sport offerings. Going to see the Springfield Falcons play at home is now easier than ever. Visit our office to purchase your discounted tickets for only $16 each to any home game. A portion of the ticket price goes directly back to LPRD to help support other important programs. Is your school age child an artist? If so, we have a wonderful program with the very talented Tara Kilroy for grades K-4 called, “Let’s Gogh Art” and it features throughout our Youth Programs selection of this brochure. We offer a very popular and wildly successful Musical Notes program with Mr. Jon O’Neill that can be found in the Infant, Toddler and Preschool section of this brochure. Our exceptional Parks and Recreation Department has other highly valuable, measurable benefits such as: increased property value, ability to attract new residents, provision of safe places to play, increased tourism, development of community pride and unity and the enjoyment of nature. Personal benefits include: increased happiness, the ability to feel better about “you”, desire to build a strong and healthy body and mind, reduction of stress, building of family unity, and the opportunity to relax and have FUN! If there is a program you do not see offered but would like to, please e-mail us at customerservice@lprd.net or call 565.4160. We want to meet the needs of all our customers and need your comments, ideas and suggestions to improve our service to you. Happy Holidays to you and your families. May they be safe and bring all the happiness you desire. Bari Jarvis, M. Ed. CPRP Director of Parks and Recreation

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General Information Office Locations

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Main Office: The Community House

Advertisement in this publication does not express or imply the endorsement of a business or its products and services by the Longmeadow Parks and Recreation Department or Longmeadow Public Schools.

735 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, MA 01106 Hours: Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm Phone: 413.565.4160 Fax: 413.565.4165 Passports

Passports will be accepted until 4pm each day. Greenwood Office: Greenwood Children’s Center

231 Maple Rd, Longmeadow, MA 01106 Hours: Monday-Friday from 7am-6pm Phone: 413.565.4163 Fax: 413.565.4219 LPRD hotline: 413.565.2255

Email: customerservice@lprd.net Web site: www.lprd.net

Our Vision Passionate Professionals, Beautiful Parks, Exceptional Experiences.

Our Mission e Longmeadow Parks and Recreation Department, operating under the advisement of the Board of Park Commissioners, is dedicated to developing and maintaining beautiful, safe and environmentally friendly open spaces for the public to use and enjoy. rough affordable, comprehensive and exceptional experiences, we build a sense of community, enrich people’s lives and contribute to total development of the individual, family, and the Longmeadow community. We strive to meet the needs of our customers and residents and the needs of the Town of Longmeadow through activities and parks that are representative of the best practices of our profession.

Satisfaction Guaranteed! e Longmeadow Parks and Recreation Department continuously strives to provide the residents of Longmeadow with high-quality programs, activities, facilities and special events. We are confident you will be happy with our services and we guarantee your satisfaction. is guarantee is based on fulfilling our promise to you. If you are not satisfied, we would appreciate your comments, ideas or suggestions.

ADA e Longmeadow Parks and Recreation Department complies with the American Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability. ADA requires that recreation programs must be implemented in the most integrated setting possible, appropriate for each individual. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Longmeadow Parks and Recreation Department regarding any accommodations needed to assist with participation in and the enjoyment of any program or special event. If you have any questions, please call 413.565.4160.

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Board of Park Commissioners e Longmeadow Park Commissioners are appointed volunteers whose charge is to set policy of all Town Parks and Recreation activities. James Russell, Chair David Horowitz, Vice Chair Jay Leib, Commissioner James Jones, Commissioner Margaret Rakas, Commissioner

Department Staff Bari Jarvis, M ED, Director Cristina Judd, BA, Assistant Director Tracy Berns, Administrative Assistant Audra Manewich, Director of Child Care Kelly Zieba, BA MCOM , Director of School Age Services

Sponsorship Opportunities Businesses in Longmeadow and the neighboring areas are finding that they can demonstrate their commitment to our community and promote their services or products through the official Longmeadow Parks and Recreation Department Sponsorship Program. e opportunities available include advertising in the LPRD seasonal brochure, sponsoring an event or program, contributing in-kind services, and/or making a donation. ey all have three very important things in common: ey’re effective. ey’re cost efficient and a great value. ey make it possible for Longmeadow residents of every age to enjoy the many benefits of the best parks and recreational programs around! Call today for your Sponsorship Package.

On the web - www.lprd.net e Parks and Recreation office will never close with www.lprd.net. If you ever needed to know when a class was being offered, needed a form or wanted to sign up for your next recreational opportunity, now you can do all this and more on the web. We encourage you to take advantage of this great service. Registrations and payments are secure and encrypted guarding your personal information. Please note: Plans are made over 6 months in advance for many of our programs. Due to the fact that we use the schools extensively in Longmeadow, facilities are not confirmed until approved by the Longmeadow School Committee. LPRD is appreciative for the support and cooperation given us by the Longmeadow School Department and School Committee.


U.S. Passport Book or Card Issuance & Renewals Longmeadow Parks and Recreation now has the ability to accept applications for a U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport Card at the Community House. All passports must be done by 4pm each day and the fees can only be paid for by Money Order or check. LPRD carries most, if not all forms to apply for, renew or change your passports. Most renewals must be done by mail but we can process those that require the assistance of an acceptance facility.

Visit www.travel.state.gov for all information concerning your passport.

Cancellation Information Information Hotline - Call 413.565.2255 for up to the minute cancellation and event information. Programs held at schools will be cancelled when school is cancelled.

Sponsored Sports Associations Sports Associations with “Sponsored” listed below the title are independent associations that handle their own registration and league coordination with some LPRD assistance. Each Sponsored Association has a specific registration process. Please read each description carefully for registration procedures and dates. ese Associations have met specific criteria by the Park Board to receive sponsorship. Issues relating to these programs should first be directed to the specific association.

Community House Facility Rental Are you looking for a convenient space for a lecture, an anniversary celebration, etc? e Longmeadow Community House will seat up to 200 people auditorium style or 150 for a sit down dinner. Hourly rental fees include use of tables and chairs, kitchen facilities and basic set up and tear down. Children and teen parties require parental supervision. Rentals are on a first come, first served basis and are secondary to town use.Call 413.565.4160 for more information or go to www.lprd.net.

Park Rules A complete listing of the Park Rules is available at each Park, on-line at www.lprd.net and at the Parks and Recreation office.

Park Permits Park Permit Forms can be obtained at the Parks and Recreation Department office or on the web at www.lprd.net.

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Greenwood Children’s Center 231 Maple Road, Longmeadow, MA 01106

Our childcare programs are licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Early Education and Care (www.eec.state.ma). Our programs are peanut/tree nut and latex free environments. We encourage and welcome parents and children to tour our facility and see our programs in action! For additional information and to set up a tour please call 413.565.4163 or email Director of Childcare, Audra Manewich at amanewich@longmeadow.org or Director of School Age Services, Kelly Zieba at kzieba@longmeadow.org

Greenwood Daycare Programs Where Your Children Grow Up With a Familiar Face! Greenwood Children’s Center would like to acknowledge and share the years of service of our highly talented and dedicated daycare teachers! We are so lucky and proud to have them as part of our team! Miss Marina–Since 1999 Miss Carly–Since 2001 Miss Linda–Since 2006 Miss Amber–Since 2006 Miss Brittany–Since 2010

Happy • Confident • PLAY • Learn

Infants - One month to 15 months, $320/wk Toddlers– 15 months to 2.9 years, $303/wk Preschoolers– 2.10 years to Kindergarten/Part time available, $244/wk NEW Part time Infant & Toddler spots 25% Sibling discount, half tuition if out for a week

Be Ready For Kindergarten… Learn Through Play Curriculum Social Development Kindergarten Readiness Skills Thematic Units Phonological Awareness Letter & Number Recognition

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NEW! STEM Program, Science & Technology Lab


Greenwood Extended Day Programs Early Risers, Before & Aer Kindergarten, Aer School Director of School Age Services–Kelly Zieba, BA, MCOM

Greenwood Extended Day provides a caring “home away from home” atmosphere for all of our participants to feel safe, promote self-esteem and social awareness. At Greenwood we utilize the Change In Action curriculum which aids in the development of a supportive, loving community. Greenwood is a choice based program that offers opportunities to develop and increase interest in science, technology, engineering and math through our new STEM laboratory, recently equipped with laptops. Participants have the opportunity to work on their homework including IXL. Greenwood is unique in providing both social and academic growth.

Before or Aer Kindergarten Care Transportation is provided to and from Blueberry Hill School, Center School and Wolf Swamp Road School. Transportation is also available for children in need of our extended care. Parents can register for the sessions below: 8:30am–noon or 11:30am–3pm

11:30am–6pm or 8:30am–noon plus 3–6pm 1 day per week–$171/monthly 1 day per week–$257/monthly 2 days per week–$266/monthly 2 days per week–$399/monthly 3 days per week–$295/monthly 3 days per week–$443/monthly 4 days per week–$351/monthly 4 days per week–$527/monthly 5 days per week–$378/monthly 5 days per week–$556/monthly Early drop off available; $72 per month for Kindergarteners

Early Risers Before School Child Care Program for Students Kindergarten thru Grade 5 e Early Risers Program is offered at Wolf Swamp, Blueberry Hill and Center Elementary Schools each morning beginning at 7:15am until the start of the school day. 1 day per week–$72/monthly 2 days per week–$81/monthly 3 days per week–$99/monthly 4 days per week–$122/monthly 5 days per–week–$144/monthly

Extended Day Aer School Program for Grades K thru 5 Our Aer School Program offers participants the opportunity to play outdoors, do arts & cras, enjoy gym and field games, have a snack and interact with friends. Time is set aside each day for your child to begin his/her homework and independent reading. Transportation is provided from the Longmeadow Public Schools to Greenwood Children’s Center each aernoon. Registration is accepted for the following: 1 day per week–$177/monthly 3 days per week–$295/monthly 5 days per week–$378/monthly

2 days per week–$266/monthly 4 days per week–$351/monthly

Meadows Pediatrics In the Spotlight:

Robert P. Leavitt, MD, FAAP Karen L. Shore, MD, FAAP 734 Bliss Road Longmeadow, MA 01106 413-567-4500 Accepting New Patients

What is Gregory’s favorite thing about Greenwood’s Extended Day Program? “Science and all the fun games like Gear Games and building a roller coaster. I have a lot of friends here.”

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Winter & Early Spring Programs How to Register: 1. ONLINE: www.lprd.net , 24 hours a day. V 2. WALK-IN: At the Community House office 8am–5pm or Greenwood Children’s Center 7am–6pm, Mon–Fri. 3. MAIL-IN: Signed and completed registration forms must be mailed to: Long. Parks & Rec, 735 Longmeadow St, Longmeadow, MA 01106. 4. FAX-IN: Signed and completed registration forms must be faxed to 413-565-4165.

Trips & Special Events

Vacation Week Programs

Springtime in New York City V

Ultimate Fairytale Adventure V

Saturday, 7am–10:30pm Chaperone: LPRD Staff Depart from Greenwood Center

Ages 3 thru 6 Tuesday–Friday, 9am–1pm Instructor: Lorrie Rousseau Location: Community House Dance Studio

Come and enjoy a day in the Big Apple! Sit back and relax, we’ll do the driving! Plan the day to your liking to include shopping, visiting museums or just enjoying all that New York City has to offer! Stops will be along 5th Avenue. Saturday, Apr 26 #6103.301 Depart from Greenwood at 7am; leave NYC at 7:30pm to return to Greenwood at 10:30pm Fee: $50 per person

Springfield Falcons Tickets Ticket Vouchers are now in! Pick up your discounted vouchers to be redeemed for any home game ticket at the box office. Tickets are only $16 and $1 from each one comes back to Longmeadow Parks & Recreation Department. Vouchers can only be purchased in person at the Community House. Visit www.falconsahl.com for game schedule.

Father Daughter Valentine’s Ball V Sunday, 2–5pm Location: Community House Main Auditorium

Mark your calendar for Longmeadow’s Annual Father Daughter Dance. Celebrate this special time in your daughter or granddaughter’s life. Dress up in your finest attire and bring that special lady in your life for an aernoon of music, dancing and refreshments. e Community House will be decorated for this event and Jon O’Neill will be on hand to play popular music for your dining and dancing pleasure. Please purchase your tickets early so that we can plan accordingly for the refreshments. Sunday, Feb 9 #6120.101 2pm–4pm Fee: $17.50 per couple, $25 for 3 or more

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Our Fantasy Dance and Gymnastics Program is where Royal Princesses will learn the utmost in Princess Etiquette like...e Wave, e Curtsy, e Walk, and of course Pinkies Up. To add to the fun they will enjoy tumbling, and using “mini” gymnastic equipment such as a mini balance beam, mini parallel bars and mini rings! Our ladies begin their day by dressing-up as royals with crowns and scepters. roughout the journey, the Princesses will enjoy a variety of Fairytale Activities, such as cras, a Glamorous Fashion Show and song and dance routines. Each dancer/gymnast will get to make their very own Princess Sash and will receive an official certificate with their princess photo. For the Grand Finale, the girls will be crowned and become Certified Princesses. Parents will be invited to the royal “Crowning Ceremony” that will include a performance and each girl will receive a rhinestone princess tiara. Participants should wear leotard and skirt or shorts and ballet slippers. Please pack a snack, full water bottle and peanut free lunch. Please visit www.USAChampionKids.com to see our pictures, program dates and details. is program is different each session, so join us again! Feb 18–21 Apr 22–25 9am–1pm Fee: $130 per person

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Let’s Gogh Art February Vacation 2 Hour Creativity Workshops for Gr. K-5 During this week of exciting art-ventures we’ll go from under the sea all the way to snowy mountain peaks, stopping to visit the jungle and the land where things glow in the dark! Always new, always exciting, wicked cool art projects kids love to do! Don’t miss any of them! Register for one or for all four!

My Animal Me and the Clay Safari with Let’s Gogh Art V Grades K–5 Tuesday, 10am–12pm Instructor: Let’s Gogh Art Instructor Location: Community House Main Auditorium

According to pre-Columbian legend, each person shares a common destiny with an animal that matches his or her personality. e animal is called the person’s “Tona”. (ink bird for someone who likes to sing or cheetah for someone who is a fast runner.) During this Mexican Folk Art class art explorers create awesome Mexican “Tona” animal characters out of clay then paint and decorate them. en on to color mixing and sculpting safari animals using a different kind of clay. Feb 18 10am–12pm Fee: $22

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Glow in the Dark Art‐ventures and More V Grades K–5 Wednesday, 10am–12pm Instructor: Let’s Gogh Art Instructor Location: Community House Main Auditorium

A glowingly gleeful workshop of creating with “glow in the dark” art materials. Projects might include designing a glowing light switch cover for your room, molding neon monsters or aliens out of clay, creating beaded wristbands or painting a dinosaur, insect or safari animal. All are glowing masterpieces but they won’t keep you awake at night! Feb 19 10am–12pm Fee: $22

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Splishing and Splashing with Let’s Gogh Art V Grades K–5 Thursday, 10am–12pm Instructor: Let’s Gogh Art Instructor Location: Community House Main Auditorium

Art explorers, come visit the fascinating underwater world of jellyfish, octopus, seahorses and other unusual creatures. While using some very weird and interesting art materials and textures, have a total blast creating extremely cool sculptures and art-rageous collages to hang in your rooms. Best of all, use sand paper, (Can you imagine?) to design, color and create your very own T-shirt! Another WOW-power Let’s Gogh Art project! Feb 20 10am–12pm Fee: $22

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Yay…It’s a Snow Day! V Grades K–5 Friday, 10am–12pm Instructor: Let’s Gogh Art Instructor Location: Community House Main Auditorium

We love messy art projects! During this amazing Snow Day, have a blast making wicked cool snowmen with shaving cream! en splatter some paint and create snowy mountain trees. Have more fun while designing sparkling snowflakes. ink you need mittens on a day like today? Not really, but we’ll have scratch art mittens, just in case. Feb 21 10am–12pm Fee: $22

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Transfer Your Old Analog Memories to New Digital Reality! VHS Tapes to DVD, Audio Cassettes to CDs, Film to Disc! Rediscover those old treasures! Contact LCTV at 567 9397 More services available, check out our website: www.longmeadowtv.org

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April Vacation: 3 Hour Creativity Workshops for Gr. K-5 Let’s Gogh Art-ventures with Picasso and Matisse V Art explorers learn about real artists, their visions of the world and the materials and techniques they use or used. ink about famous artists like Picasso, Matisse, van Gogh, Modigliani, Homer and more. During these art-packed mornings explore canvas art, painting, drawing, tie dying, decoupage, collage, stained glass, beading, sculpting, fabric art and more. Children will bring home two or three treasured works of art each day! Bring a nut-free snack and a drink. Always new, always exciting, wicked cool art projects kids love to do! Don’t miss any of them! Register for one or for all five!

Totally Terrific Tie Dye Tees V Grades K–5 Monday, 9am–12pm Instructor: Let’s Gogh Art Instructor Location: Community House Auditorium

Explore and create some cool abstract art inspired by Delaunay using tin foil. en discover a unique tie dying technique to create color explosion t-shirts! Plus, paint watercolor seascapes like Winslow Homer, with origami boats afloat. Apr 21 9am–12pm Fee: $34

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Matisse’s Metallic Masterpieces V Grades K–5 Tuesday, 9am–12pm Instructor: Let’s Gogh Art Instructor Location: Community House Auditorium

Transform plastic bottles into metallic clay vessels while learning the clay coil technique. en create gorgeous paintings with glittering paper snowflakes inspired by Twitchell, as well as art inspired by Matisse on stretched canvases. Apr 22 9am–12pm Fee: $34

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Peace Sign Party Time with Let’s Gogh Art V Grades K–5 Wednesday, 9am–12pm Instructor: Let’s Gogh Art Instructor Location: Olde Town Hall

With tons of cool decorations to choose from, have a blast designing giant, 12.5” paper mache peace signs! Also, create mixed media collages inspired by Vincent van Gogh, and make fun leather graffiti wristbands to wear while displaying your art! Apr 23 9am–12pm Fee: $34

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Messy Mixed Media and Modigliani V Grades K–5 Thursday, 9am–12pm Instructor: Let’s Gogh Art Instructor Location: Community House Auditorium

Learn about oil pastels while drawing fun images of yourself in the unusual style of Modigliani, get a little messy while creating mixed media collages inspired by Picasso’s Blue Period, and design colorful stained glass to hang in your window! Apr 24 9am–12pm Fee: $34

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Art-ventures with Mr. Picasso Head V Grades K–5 Friday, 9am–12pm Instructor: Let’s Gogh Art Instructor Location: Community House Auditorium

With Picasso’s asymmetrical portraits in mind, play with colorful clay while creating super exciting mix-and-match faces. Plus, decoupage bright tissue paper sculptures and design cool Native American wristbands. Wear your art on your arm! Apr 25 9am–12pm Fee: $34

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Aquatics Red Cross Swim Lessons V Ages 4 thru 18 Saturdays, 12:15–1pm, 1:15–2pm, 2:15–3:15pm Instructor: Red Cross Certified Lifeguards Location: LHS Pool

All levels taught by our experienced lifeguards. Class levels may be combined depending on enrollment. Children should be comfortable in the water and toilet-trained. Instruction will focus on stroke development, endurance and water safety. Level 1 is for Beginners and focuses on water exploration, Level 2 participants must be able to do a front and back float and paddle across the width of the pool. is level focuses on primary skills. Level 3 swimmers spend the bulk of the class working on endurance and strokes and Level 4 swimmers work to master strokes, endurance and spend the bulk of the time in the deep end. Feb 15–Mar 29 12:15–1pm, Level 1 1:15–2pm, Level 2 2:15–3:15pm, Level 3+ (No class 2/22) Fee: $65 per person

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Longmeadow Dance School If you have any questions about class offerings, or would like more information, please email April Bergeron and Jessica Downie at aprilandjess@gmail.com. We welcome your feedback and would like to accommodate all dancers the best we can!

Dance & Movement for Preschoolers V

Dance Movement & Tap for Preschoolers V

Ages 2.9 and Up Thursdays, 9:15–10am Instructor: April Bergeron Location: Community House Dance Studio

Ages 3.5 and Up Thursdays, 10–10:45am Instructor: April Bergeron Location: Community House Dance Studio

Tip toe through a fun and educational dance experience. Children will have fun learning basic ballet, jazz and tumbling techniques while singing and dancing in this exciting class. Dancers will focus on center floor work and be introduced to our dance mirrors. A variety of themes, props and adorable music will guide us through a very special dance class. Dancers wear a leotard and tights (any color) and pink ballet shoes. Fancy ballet skirts are welcome.

Tap your way through this spectacular dance class! Children will shuffle, hop, sing and dance while learning basic ballet and jazz dance with additional instruction on tap technique in this exciting and educational class. Dancers will have fun exploring basic barre, and center and across the floor work in these three areas of dance. Dancers wear a leotard any style and color, tights any color, black tap shoes and pink ballet shoes. Fancy ballet skirts are welcome.

Jan 16–May 1 9:15–10am (No class 2/20, 3/13, 4/24) Fee: $175.00

Jan 16–May 1 10–10:45am (No class 2/20, 3/13, 4/24) Fee: $175.00

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Parents! Need a night off?

Parents will drop off their children (after eating dinner) with a water bottle, comfy clothes to enjoy a fun filled night of arts and crafts, tattoo art, short sitcom cartoons on our large projection screen and best of all… a BOUNCE HOUSE! Snacks are provided and peanut-free. Instructors–Diane Shields and Lorrie Rousseau Time–5:30pm–8:30pm Fee: $13.00 includes all Kids Nite Out activities and snack. FEE WILL BE COLLECTED AT THE DOOR. Make checks payable to LPRD. Location: Community House Full Auditorium and Upstairs dance studio Any questions about this event should be directed to dianelprd@gmail.com

Dates and Themes: January 24: Winter Slumber Party February 7: My Sweet Valentine March 28: Leprechaun Mischief April 25: April Showers May 30: Flower Power

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Dance Movement & Tap for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners V Ages 3.5 and Up Tuesdays, 5:30–6:15pm Instructor: April Bergeron Location: Community House, Rear Auditorium Dance Studio

Preschool and Kindergarten dancers will work very well together and love this energetic class! ey will tap their way through this spectacular dance class! Children will shuffle, hop, sing and dance while learning basic ballet and jazz dance with additional instruction on tap technique in this exciting and educational class. Dancers will have fun exploring basic barre, and center and across the floor work while singing and dancing in these three areas of dance. Dancers wear a leotard any style and color, tights any color, black tap shoes and pink ballet shoes. Fancy ballet skirts are welcome. Jan 14–Apr 29 5:30–6:15pm (No class 1/21, 2/18, 3/11, 4/22) Fee: $175.00

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Dance, Movement & Tap for Kindergarteners V Kindergarteners Thursdays, 4–4:45pm Instructor: April Bergeron Location: Community House Dance Studio

Kindergarteners will truly enjoy this sweet and challenging dance class. We now focus on tap technique and rhythm at the barre using a variety of catchy songs. Dancers will learn new ballet, jazz and tap technique weekly in this exciting and educational class. Dancers will continue to develop their beginner barre work, center floor choreography and across the floor movements in these three areas of dance. Dancers wear a leotard any style and color, tights any color, black tap shoes and bring pink ballet shoes to class. Fancy ballet skirts are welcome. Jan 16–May 1 4–4:45pm (No class 2/20, 3/13, 4/24) Fee: $175.00

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Pajama Jam/Movie Nights!

You’ve heard all about them! is event is open to children ages 4 and up. You don’t have to dance with us to join the fun – Everyone is welcome! Parents will drop off their children with a water bottle, sleeping bag/blanket and pillow to enjoy a fun filled night. While parents enjoy some time to themselves, children will dance to popular tunes then watch a movie on our HUGE projection screen as they enjoy a peanut free snack. Remember to eat dinner before you come! If you join us for early drop off, children will make a themed art project and have an additional 45 minutes of supervision. See option choices below. Instructors: April Bergeron and Jessica Downie Time–5:00pm–8:30pm OR 5:45pm to 8:30pm

Fee-Option 1 - $20.00 includes early drop off at 5:00pm, themed art project, Pajama Jam/ Movie Night and a peanut free snack

Option 2 - 13.00 includes 5:45 drop off, Pajama Jam/Movie Night and a peanut free snack. Participants age 11 and up that would like to attend as a helper will be charged a $5 fee.

Dates and Themes Friday January 17, 2014 Bring Your Favorite Stuffed Animal Pajama Jam/ Movie Night Friday February 14, 2014 Valentine Pajama Jam/Movie Night Friday April 11, 2014 Spring has Sprung Pajama Jam Movie Night Friday May 23, 2014 Tropical Beach Party/Movie Night

Location: Community House 735 Longmeadow Street

Please place your fee in an envelope marked with the names of all children attending. Envelopes may be given to April Bergeron and Jessica Downie or dropped off at the Parks and Recreation Office at the Community House Office. Walk-ins are also accepted. Checks payable to LPRD. Please email any questions about this event to April and Jess at aprilandjess@gmail.com

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Tumbling and Movement for Boys and Girls V

Father Daughter Dance V

Ages 4 and Up Tuesdays, 5–5:30pm Instructor: Jessica Downie Location: Community House Dance Studio

Dancers of All Ages Saturdays, 9:30–10:30am Instructor: April Bergeron, Jessica Downie Location: Community House Dance Studio

Kids will flip for this introductory tumbling, movement and jazz dance class. In this fun, high energy, structured environment tumblers will improve strength, balance, coordination, rhythm and flexibility. Our safe equipment including colorful gym mats, low beam, mini trampoline, tunnels, and props will be used each week. Children will enjoy our tumbling obstacle course while they develop spatial awareness and gross motor skills. Center floor jazz dance technique will keep us moving and grooving to popular children’s music. is is a great class for preschoolers to burn energy in a safe, fun and educational environment. Girls wear a leotard any style and color, tights any color, black jazz shoes. Boys wear any type of fitness attire with sneakers. Children can take this class alone or in addition to other classes and activities.

Longmeadow Dance School Instructors April Bergeron and Jessica Downie invite you to experience this special opportunity for DANCERS of all AGES and their fathers to create a precious memory. Couples will learn an easy beginner partner routine during five Saturday morning practices held at the Community House. Couples will perform this routine during our Longmeadow Dance School Recital at Longmeadow High School on May 3, 2014.

Jan 14–Apr 29 5–5:30pm (No class 1/21, 2/18, 3/11, 4/22) Fee: $145.00

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Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 8, Apr 5, Apr 12 #7001.780 9:30–10:30am Fee: $150.00 per couple: 1 Father/ 1 Daughter (includes: costume for daughter, 5 studio rehearsals, Dress Rehearsal practice, and 1 Recital ticket for the father) Fee: $230.00 per trio: 1 Father/ 2 Daughters (includes: costume for each daughter, 5 studio rehearsals, Dress Rehearsal practice, and 1 Recital ticket for the father)

Zumba® Kids V Ages 4–10 Tuesdays, 4:15–5pm Instructor: Jessica Downie, Licensed Zumba Instructor Location: Community House Dance Studio

Come feel the music and join the party with Zumba® Kids! Zumba® Kids is a dance/fitness class that teaches kid friendly versions of Latin dance styles like cumbia, merengue, salsa, reggaeton and hip hop. Ms. Jess will lead the class through a workout in disguise with fun and simple movements to motivating and energizing music just for kids. Participants should wear any type of athletic clothing with sneakers. No jeans and no slip on shoes. Be sure to bring a water bottle, because we burn off a lot of energy! It’s fun, it’s different, and it’s Zumba®! Jan 14–Apr 29 4:15–5:00pm (No class 1/21, 2/18, 3/11, 4/22) Fee: $175.00

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Programs fill fast! Register online at www.lprd.net

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Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers Indoor Soccer Program V

Musical Notes for Infants, Toddlers & Preschoolers V

Ages 3 thru 5 Sundays, 1–1:45pm or 2–2:45pm Instructor: Brad Miller Location: Greenwood Children’s Center

Newborn thru Age 4 Tuesdays, 10–10:30am, 10:30–11:15am Instructor: Jon O’Neill Location: Greenwood Children’s Center Community Room

Winter is upon us and activities move indoors. Join LHS Varsity Soccer Coach Brad Miller and his staff from Next Level Adventures as they provide their expertise on fitness, skill development and making the game of soccer “fun”. Age appropriate activities will be featured in this 8 week program geared toward introducing young children to basic soccer concepts. Participants are required to provide their own shin guards.

Clap your hands, tap your feet and sing along with Jon O’Neill in this fun filled program for parents and children. Did you know that music can increase a child’s emotional intelligence, creativity and social skills? Jon will combine songs with dance and musical instruments for children of all ages in this six week program. All classes meet on Tuesday mornings in the Community Room at Greenwood Children’s Center.

Jan 26–Mar 23 1–1:45pm 2–2:45pm Fee: $45 per participant

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Gymnastics and Sports V Ages 2 thru 5 Thursdays, 9:30–10am or 10:15–10:45am Instructor: Lorrie Rousseau Location: Greenwood Children’s Center

USA Champion Kids offers a variety of gymnastics and sports activities for ages 2 thru 5. Age appropriate activities including gymnastics with balance beam, parallel bars, rings, uneven bars, and vault for little people will be featured. All of the gymnastics pieces are only inches off the ground and are designed for little bodies with safety in mind. Sport activities include soccer, croquet, t-ball, bowling, badminton, relays, floor hockey, etc. is program is a great introduction to all sports and teaches skills that will prepare the participants for the future. Classes will culminate in a year end performance with medals presented to every child in the “Olympic Tradition”. Visit usachampionkids.com for pictures and additional information. Dec 5–Feb 13 #2129.306 Mar 6–May 15 #2129.307 9:30–10am Dec 5–Feb 13 #2129.310 Mar 6–May15 #2129.311 10:15–10:45am (No class 12/24, 12/25, 12/26, 12/31, 1/1, 2/18, 2/19, 4/22, 4/24) Fee: $99 per participant, per session

Toddler Classes, 24 months thru 4 years Jan 7–Feb 11 #2103.201 Feb 25–Apr 1 #2103.202 April 15–May 27 #2103.203 10:30am–11:15am (No class 4/22) Fee: $72 per child or $100 per family

New Mom’s Group, A Support Group for New Parents Thursdays, 10–11am Facilitated by Baystate Medical Center’s Parenting Education Department Location: Greenwood Children’s Center

One of the most exciting times of your life can be when you become a parent. Come and share your success stories about the new little person in your life. Gain support, meet new friends and establish bonds with other new parents. Sharing ideas, experiences and questions are welcome and encouraged. is group is open to new parents and their infants from birth to one year of age. is program is offered in conjunction with Baystate Medical Center Parent Education Department. Call 794.5515 for more information. No meetings when schools are cancelled due to inclement weather or during School vacation weeks which are December 26, February 20 and April 24. Fee: This program is FREE! No sign–up is required.

Programs fill fast! Register online at www.lprd.net

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Youth Enrichment NEW! LinguaLinks- Spanish Language Class- Little Red Riding Hood Grades K–2 Fridays, 4:15–5pm Instructor: LinguaLinks Staff Location: Greenwood Center

Travel with Little Red Riding Hood on her way to Grandma's house. is isn’t the Little Red Riding Hood you know though! She travels through all kids of landscapes including the countryside, arctic, desert, jungle and lake and meets animals from each place while learning basic facts about the animal. She'll learn the body parts of the animals in order to help them with an injury. She'll meet the wolf when she arrives at Grandma's house but there's no woodcutter in our version of the story. What's going to happen!?! Registration can only be done at www.lingualinksimmersion.com. Jan 17–Mar 28 4:15–5pm Fee: $129

Let’s Gogh Art Creativity Workshops Let’s Gogh Art believes art skills are an essential part of a great education and are passionate about inspiring children to create art that is uniquely their own. Creative spirits and imaginations are set free as children practice and learn new art techniques; explore artist’s styles, culture, history and wicked fun art forms. When children learn to appreciate form and color...when they learn the importance of fashioning their own images of the world around them, they achieve greater discipline and self-confidence. Most importantly, Let’s Gogh Art’s unique and creative art projects are FUN! (All art materials are included in the fee.) Let’s Gogh Art! Not your ordinary art class! • Helping art explorers think outside the box about art as it relates to the amazing world around us! • Unique and original art experiences using quality art materials in a fun and non-competitive environment • Talented and nurturing instructors inspire children’s imaginations and creativity and promote the value of art • Provides wicked cool, sometimes kooky, art activities kids love to do! • Children bring home awesome works of art each week Happiness...it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” -Vincent van Gogh

Around the World Creativity Tour V Grades K–4 Tuesdays, 2:45–4pm Instructor: Let’s Gogh Art Instructor Location: Center School

techniques. In Puerto Rico we work with clay and make wacky Vejigante masks. We design with Mosaics in Greece, make Tribal Rain Sticks in Australia, and create Maracas in Brazil, just to name a few. Fun facts about each country and culture, geography and art history are included. e only thing kids need to pack is their imagination! Program runs for 8 weeks! Jan 21–Mar 18 2:45–4pm (No class 2/18) Fee: $98 per person

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Where the Wild Things Art V Grades K–4 New Day! Now on Fridays, 2:45–4pm Instructor: Let’s Gogh Art Instructor Location: Blueberry Hill School Cafeteria

Art adventurers explore many whimsical and original art forms and techniques , discovering clay and collage, painting and drawing, maskmaking and decorating, just to name a few! Sculpt colorful monsters and pinch pots out of clay, design ceramic robots and awesome wooden guitars, decorate birdhouses and create fireworks t-shirts, and so much more. Plus, hear wonderful stories, such as “Where the Wild ings Are” or “Nova the Robot”, that go hand-in-hand with each project. Humor and surprises are always included. Art adventurers bring home awesome works of art each week! 8 weeks of Art Fun! Mar 14–May 16 2:45–4pm (No class 4/18, 4/25) Fee: $98

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Penguins and Polar Bears V Grades K–4 Wednesdays, 2:45–4pm Instructor: Let’s Gogh Art Instructor Location: Wolf Swamp School Cafeteria

Embark upon a journey through the Arctic and Antarctic regions to learn about the captivating lives of penguins, polar bears and other cold-weather creatures. In this fun, art-packed series, art explorersequipped with a myriad of unique art materials, tools, and techniques-set out on an adventure across frozen tundra to discover life in and around the ice waters of the earth’s Poles. Sculpt clay polar bears and penguin reliefs. Build lighthouses and create shell mosaic picture frames. Design hats as colorful as the Northern Lights, and transform plain t-shirts into oceans teeming with creatures. Explore the art of mosaics, decoupage, collage, stained glass and so much more while learning fun facts about endangered creatures and the importance of being kind to our earth and oceans. Don’t miss these 8 weeks of Art-rageous fun! Mar 12–May 7 2:45–4pm (No class 4/23) Fee: $98 per person

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Art travelers go on a whirlwind tour of the world, traveling among different countries and cultures. Create hot air balloons to take you up and away! Each week we land somewhere in the world and create wicked cool cultural art using unique materials and artisan’s

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Ceramics and Me, After School Art Program at Wolf Swamp School V

Grades K–4 Tuesdays, 2:45–4pm Instructor: Let’s Gogh Art Instructor Location: Center School Cafeteria

Grades 2–5 Tuesdays, 3:15–4:15pm Instructor: Ms. Salz Location: Wolf Swamp School Art Room 151

All new, exciting, art projects for new or continuing artists. Art adventurers explore many whimsical and original art forms and techniques, discovering clay and collage, painting and drawing, maskmaking and decorating, just to name a few! Sculpt colorful monsters and pinch pots out of clay, design ceramic robots and totally cool masks, decorate birdhouses and letter collages, and so much more. Plus, hear wonderful stories, such as “Where the Wild ings Are” or “Nova the Robot”, that go hand-in-hand with each project. Humor and surprises are always included. Art adventurers bring home awesome works of art each week! 6 weeks of Art Fun!

Children will have the opportunity to work with clay, experiment, explore and learn clay making skills and building in a small group. Students will create both functional and nonfunctional ceramic art works, creating wonderful sculptures and useful 'pots' as well. Students will have the opportunity to ‘paint’ their works with ceramic glazes and have them fired in a kiln. Clay and glazes safe for children and everyday use. Class is for returning and new students. Children may arrive in the art room 151 upon dismissal for quiet work time (and snack) until class begins at 3:15. Class size is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment!

Apr 8–May 20 2:45–4pm (No class 4/22) Fee: $74

Feb 4–Apr 15 3:15–4:15pm (No class 2/18) Fee: $160 per person

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World Music / African & Caribbean Drumming & Singing V Ages 7–Adult Thursdays, 3–3:45pm Instructor: Aimee Gelinas Location: Olde Town Hall

Inter-generational class for youth to adult led by cultural educator & musician Aimee Gelinas M.Ed Experience the joy of folkloric drumming and singing from West Africa, the Caribbean and around the world. Drumming is an ancient skill that builds community, self-confidence, hand / eye coordination and boosts memory capability. Join cultural educator, drummer, singer and Gaia Roots World Music Ensemble Co-founder Aimee Gelinas M.Ed in these dynamic, hands-on participatory classes focused on folkloric and contemporary West African and Caribbean/Latin American drumming, percussion and singing. Students will learn instrument technique, how drum and song patterns fit together, the cultural context of the music, fun and challenging instrument exercises, accompanying songs in many languages and the opportunity to develop, arrange and perform finale presentations. Traditional instruments such as the Conga, Djembe, Djun Djun, Clave, Bell, Shekere, Kata, Maraca and more provided for students. For more info, email Aimee Gelinas aimee@gaiaroots.com or visit www.tamarackhollow.com. Spring session will begin April 3rd with a finale presentation at Long Meddowe Days May 18th. All levels, no experience necessary. Jan 9–Mar 13 #2140.202 3–3:45pm (No class 2/20) Fee: $150 and includes the use of drums/instruments (Sibling and multiple class registration discounts available)

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Babysitting Training V Ages 11–15 Instructor: LPRD Staff Location: Greenwood Children’s Center

Are you old enough to be home alone aer school or want to learn how to take care of other children in your family or neighborhood? e Babysitting Training class is a great place to start. Learn how to handle emergencies, entertain children and what activities are geared toward what stages of development for an infant or toddler. Learn what you need to know when staying home alone or watching younger siblings. Participants will learn about the basic care for children of all age levels, job responsibility, first aid procedures and activities to keep children safe, happy and busy. e course is hands-on with a great deal of reading. (For those attending the January 20 class, please bring a lunch with you. Greenwood Children’s Center is a peanut and tree nut free environment, so please plan accordingly.) Jan 20 10am–4pm Feb 18–20 Apr 22–24 1–4pm Fee: $70 per person

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Youth Sports and Fitness

Indoor Soccer Program V

NEW!! Fit4Life 4 Kids V

Winter is upon us and activities move indoors. Greenwood gymnasium on Sunday aernoons is the place to be as Brad Miller, LHS Varsity Soccer Coach and his staff from Next Level Adventures provide their expertise on fitness, skill development and making the game of soccer “fun”. Age appropriate activities for those as young as 6 and as old as 10, will be featured in this 8 week program geared toward introducing children to basic soccer concepts. Older children will have the opportunity to focus on skill development and game strategy. Participants are required to provide their own shin guards.

Ages 8–12 Mondays, 4–5pm Instructor: Michael Valente Location: Community House Main Auditorium

Fit4Life 4Kids is a training program for girls and boys of all athletic abilities looking for a way to be physically active during the winter months. Participants will start with warm ups and stretching before learning proper form and technique for body weight, medicine ball and core exercises, all designed to develop full body, abdominal and lower back strength. Class will also focus on teaching good habits and nutritional advice to help improve health, energy, mood and sleep! Participants will also work on drills that will help them to become faster and more agile for year round sports! Your instructor is Michael Valente, certified personal trainer for 5 years and youth baseball coach. Jan 6–Mar 10 Mar 24–May 19 4–5pm (No class 1/20, 2/17, 4/21) Fee: $100

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Youth Track Program - On Your Mark, Get Set, GO! V Ages 7–14 Tuesdays, 5–6pm, Saturdays 10am–12pm Location: LHS Track and Turner Park

Sign up your son or daughter who is between the ages of 7 and 14 and start them down the road toward a lifetime of fitness. Participants are exposed to all the different track and field events and learn about warming up, event skills, distance running, sportsmanship and more. No experience is necessary. Track Club meets from 5pm-6pm on Tuesdays at Turner Park and/or LHS track and 10am-12am on Saturdays at LHS Track. Volunteer parent coordinators are needed for on field coaching and off field organizing. Training and practice plans provided. Volunteer parent coordinators and coaches are needed to insure the success of this program. Please indicate on the registration form if you are interested in volunteering. A birth certificate for track participants must be shown at the time of sign up. Apr 8–June 14 #2120.301 (Hershey State Track Meet is TBD) Tues 5–6pm, Sat 10am–12pm $60 per person

Programs fill fast! Register online at www.lprd.net

Ages 6 thru10 Sundays, 3–4pm or 4:15–5:15pm Instructor: Brad Miller Location: Greenwood Children’s Center Gym

Jan 26–Mar 23 3–4pm 4:15–5:15pm Fee: $60 per person

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Winter Cheerleading V Grades 2 thru 8 Mondays & Wednesdays, 6–7:30pm Instructor: Bonnie Shallbetter Location: Community House Main Auditorium

Join us for our winter program where Cheerleaders will learn proper stunting, gymnastics and dance techniques. e program will give the needed practice to build up to competition level cheerleading. is will give cheerleaders, gymnasts and dancers a chance to come together in one program and work on team building skills, as well as furthering individual skill development. e program will conclude with a show for family and friends. Dec 16–Mar 5 #2122.210 6–7:30pm (No class 12/23, 12/25, 12/30, 1/1, 2/17, 2/19) Fee: $90 per person

Gymnastics and Sports V Ages 5 thru 10 Tuesdays, 3:30–4pm Instructor: Lorrie Rousseau Location: Greenwood Children’s Center

USA Champion Kids offers a variety of gymnastics and sports activities for boys and girls ages 2 & up. Age appropriate activities including gymnastics with the balance beam, parallel bars, rings, uneven bars and vault for little people will be featured. All of the gymnastics pieces are only inches off the ground and are designed for little bodies with safety in mind. Sport activities include soccer, croquet, t-ball, bowling, badminton, relays, floor hockey, etc. is program is a great introduction to all sports and teaches skills that will prepare the participants for the future. Classes run from September through May and culminate in year-end performance with medals presented to every child in the “Olympic Tradition”. Visit usachampionkids.com for pictures and additional information. Ages 5 thru 10 Dec 3–Feb 25 #2129.318 Nar 4–May 13 #2129.319 3:30pm–4pm (No classes on 12/24, 12/31, 1/1, 2/18, 4/22) Fee: $99 per person/per session

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Longmeadow Gymnastics presented by USA Champion Kids Gymnastics for Girls V Ages 4.5 thru 12 Wednesdays, 3:45–4:30pm, 4:45–5:30pm, 5:45–6:30pm, Thursdays, 4–4:45pm Instructor: Lorrie Rousseau Location: Community House Main Auditorium

is program is for girls ages 4.5-12 years of age, beginner through intermediate level. Girls Gymnastics introduces training of skills on JR Olympic apparatus: Balance Beam, Uneven Bars, Vault and Tumbling. Our equipment also includes a back handspring trainer that safely instructs a gymnast for the proper form and technique for learning back handsprings and back walkovers. All of the equipment adjusts in size for proper training and is padded for safety. Each child will learn and progress at their own pace from beginner thru intermediate levels. No experience is required. is is an excellent opportunity for girls to master strength and conditioning exercises and enhance other programs like cheerleading, dance or acro classes they are enrolled in. Beam skills like jumping, turns, rolls, cartwheels, walkovers and routines. Vault skills include proper running, flank and straddle. Uneven bar skills; hip pullovers, cast, support, front and back hip circle and kick ups. Girls are asked to wear leotards with or without warmup suits. Shorts and t-shirts that are not oversized or restricted are allowed. Long hair must be pulled back, and no jewelry is allowed. Socks should not be worn because of the lack of traction on the equipment. Classes run from September through May and culminate in year-end performances with medals presented to every child in the “Olympic Tradition”. Visit usachampionkids.com for pictures and additional information. Ages 4.5 thru 7 Dec 4–Feb 26 Mar 12–May 21 3:45–4:30pm Dec 4–Feb 26 Mar 12–May 21 4:45–5:30pm

Karate- Shotokan Style V Ages 5 & Up Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30–6:30pm Instructor: Jim Shea Location: Olde Town Hall

Shotokan Karate-Do (SKIF System) is a traditional Japanese martial art. e study of karate is an inner search for growth and self-discipline, which encompasses many ideals. Students train in the basic exercises involving punching, blocking, kicking, stances, forms, sparring, and self-defense. A white karate uniform is required for class and can be ordered through the instructor. Your instructor is Sensei James Shea, a Longmeadow resident who has been teaching karate for over 40 years. No class Tuesday, February 18 & ursday February 20 and Tuesday, April 15 & ursday April 17. Jan 7–Feb 27 Mar 4–Apr 24 May 6–Jun 19 5:30–6:30pm (No class 2/18, 2/20, 4/15, 4/17) Fee: $70

Soccer Clinics V Ages 7 thru 11 Tuesday & Wednesday, 9am–12pm, Wednesday & Thursday, 9am–12pm Instructor: Brad Miller Location: Greenwood Park

Girls and Boys get out your shin guards and get ready to run, kick, and defend the goal. Brad Miller will be offering Soccer Clinics for kids at Greenwood Children’s Center during April vacation. Brad Miller is the Director of Next Level Adventures and Coach of the Longmeadow High School Boys Soccer Team. Join Brad and fellow soccer enthusiasts for hours of fun and excitement learning and playing soccer.

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Feb 18–19 Apr 23–24 9am–12pm Fee: $55 per person

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Spring Baseball Clinic V

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Ages 7 thru 12 Monday & Tuesday, 9–11:30am Instructor: Chris Corkum Location: Greenwood Park

Longmeadow's Spring Baseball Clinic for girls and boys, ages 7 thru 12 is under the direction of Chris Corkum of Chris Corkum's Baseball Camps, Inc. Chris coaches extensively throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut. Chris and his staff will provide instruction in fielding, throwing, hitting, pitching and physical conditioning. Each child's strengths and weaknesses will be evaluated to allow for growth based on individual needs. Rain date is Wednesday, April 23. Apr 21–22 9–11:30am Fee: $70 per person

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Teen Center

NEW! All Levels Yoga V

Grades 6–8, Fridays, 7–10pm Location: Greenwood Children’s Center

Mondays, 9:30–10:30am, Wednesday, 7:30–8:30pm Instructor: Carleen Sarno Location: Greenwood Center Community Room

Youths in Grades 6-8 and their same aged guests are welcome to come and enjoy a “supervised evening out” on Fridays from 7pm- 10pm at the Greenwood Center. Enjoy dancing and games with DJ Jon O’Neill! All students must sign in prior to entry. School dress codes are strictly followed. Teen Center is run and staffed by area college students. Parent information packets are available on site at each Teen Center event. Please call Cristina Judd at 565.4166 with any questions. December 13, January 3 & 17, February 7 & 28, March 14 & 28, April 11, May 2, 16 & 30 and June 13. Fee: NEW this year, purchase a Teen Center Pass ahead of time and SAVE! Choose from a 5 night, 10 night or full year pass and eliminate waiting at the door to sign in! Discounted fees are: 5 nights for $25, 10 nights for $50. Simply visit the Community House to purchase your pass and have your picture taken! Fee at the door is $7

Adult Programs Tai Chi V

Jan 6–Mar 24 Apr 7–Jun 23 9:30–10:30am

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Jan 8-Apr 2 Apr 16–Jun 25 7:30–8:30pm

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Digital Photography Boot Camp: 5 week class on the basics of photography V

Ages 16 & Up Tuesday, 6:30–7:30pm Instructor: Jim Shea Location: Olde Town Hall

Tuesdays, 9–11:30am, Wednesdays, 6–8:30pm, Thursdays, 6–8:30pm Instructor: Denise Smith Location: Greenwood Children’s Center

Tai Chi is less strenuous than other martial arts, with an emphasis on deep breathing, slow movements, and chi (energy) development. e class involves traditional warm-ups and stretching, breathing exercises, stances and 3-part form. Wear comfortable clothing, a flat sole indoor sneaker, dance shoe or bare feet. Your instructor is James P. Shea 7th Dan SKIF. He is a licensed Karate do and Tai Chi instructor and has over 40 years teaching experience. Jan 7–Feb 25 Mar 4–Apr 29 May 6–Jun 24 6:30–7:30 (No class 4/15) Fee: $60 per person

Join us for a BRAND NEW all levels yoga class suitable for beginner to advanced students. roughout the practice, posture modifications will be offered to accommodate all levels and abilities. Renew, relax, and rejuvenate in a comfortable, safe and fun environment. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours.

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Karate - Shotokan Style V Ages 14 & up Tuesday, 7:30–9pm, Thursday 6:30–8pm, Saturday 8:30–10am Instructor: Jim Shea Location: Olde Town Hall

Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation (SKIF) system includes an international standardized syllabus of kihon (basics), kata (forms) and kumite (sparring). All instruction and certification is authentic and directly affiliated with SKIF Japan, one of the largest and finest karate organizations in the world. *A white karate uniform is required for class and can be ordered through the instructor. Your instructor is James P. Shea 7th Dan SKIF. He is a licensed Karate-Do and Tai Chi instructor and has over 40 years’ experience. Jan 2–Feb 27 #4101.203 Mar 4–Apr 29 #4101.205 May 6–Jun 28 #4101.301 Tuesday 7:30–9pm, Thursday 6:30–8pm, Saturday 8:30–10am (No class 2/18, 2/20, 4/15, 4/17) Fee: $75 per person

Do you have a SLR camera and want to know how to use it? Learn about your camera’s parts and functions, auto and manual settings, controlling light and motion, lens focal length, depth of field and much more. Class will include instruction, “play time,” weekly assignments and photo critique. Participants will receive a binder with all class notes and must own a digital SLR camera (no point and shoot cameras, please). Class size is limited. Instructor: Master Photographer Denise Smith of Longmeadow is pleased to share her thirty years of expertise with anyone seeking to improve their photography skills. Register with Denise Smith directly by calling 413-530-4036 or email denisesmithphotography@gmail.com Feb 11–Mar 11 9–11:30am Feb 12–Mar 12 6–8:30pm Feb 13–Mar 13 6–8:30pm Fee: $195 per 5 week session

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Men’s Softball League, Informational Meeting V

Men’s Volleyball V

Thursday, 6:30pm Location: Community House Auditorium

Wednesdays, 7:30–9:30pm Coordinator: Roger Kellman Location: Greenwood Children’s Center Gym

“e only wooden bat soball league in Western Massachusetts” Enjoy the great pastime of soball with friends and co-workers throughout the spring and summer. ere is a mandatory organizational meeting for all team captains. Attendance is required and only eight teams will be selected. Any Longmeadow resident interested in playing, but not yet on a team must attend the meeting and sign up to be placed on a team. Games are held twice a week, Monday through ursday. Season starts in May and ends in August. A $100 deposit and team rosters must be submitted for all eligible teams at the time of the meeting. Contact Cristina Judd at 413.565.4166 or cjudd@longmeadow.org

Program is ongoing thru May 21 #4113.501 7:30–9:30pm (No class 12/25, 1/1) Fee: $60 for season, or $5 per night

Mar 6 6:30pm Fee: $505 Per Team, plus regular season umpire (playoff umpires included in this fee)

Senior Adult Volleyball V

Cribbage League

Fun pickup games for those ages 50+ years. Players call their own violations. Approximately 15 adults show each Monday night. A great way to stay fit. Some players prepare for the senior Olympics in June during this program. Program does not meet on 10/14 and 1/20.

Tuesdays, 7–10pm Location: Greenwood Center Dining Room

New members always welcome, but please come with experience. Approximately 25-30 players attend each night and play nine, fieen minute games. For additional information, please call Peter at 413.575.9875. Program meets on Tuesdays through Mid–May Fee: $36–$45 (collected on site)

Men’s Basketball V Thursdays, 8:30–10pm Coordinator: Eric Walker Location: Glenbrook Middle School

Evening Pickup games at Glenbrook Gymnasium provide the opportunity for a great work out, competition and fun. Pay for the whole season in advance or pay on a walk in basis. Players must be out of high school to participate in this program. Program is ongoing thru Apr 17 #4112.501 8:30–10pm (No class 12/26, 2/20) Fee: $77 for season or $5 per night

Co-Ed Volleyball V Mondays, 7:30–9:30pm Coordinator: Dan Dragon Location: Glenbrook Middle School

Pick-up games are non-officiated, with teams calling their own violations. is fun, non-competitive atmosphere allows players to improve their skills. It’s a great way to stay active and meet new people. Players with basic volleyball skills are urged to join. Program is ongoing thru May 19 #4110.101 7:30–9:30pm (No class 12/30, 1/20, 2/17, 4/21) Fee: $77 for season or $5 per night

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is program offers a high level of play for advanced participants, but the primary goals are still exercise and fun. We balance the teams each week so that the games are always competitive. Pick-up games starting at 7:30pm and teams call their own violations.

Mondays, 7:30–9:15pm Coordinator: Bob Moore Location: Greenwood Children’s Center Gym

Program is ongoing thru Apr 28 7:30–9:15pm (No class 1/20) Fee: $30 for season or $3 night

#4114.501

Zumba® for Adults V Tuesdays, 5:30–6:15pm Instructor: Jessica Downie, Licensed Zumba Instructor Location: Community House Dance Studio

Are you looking for a fun way to get fit? Add some spice to your workout and come shake your cha-cha with Zumba! is Latin based group exercise class features aerobic/fitness interval training that tones and sculpts the body. Jess will lead you through fun, energizing, easy to follow routines that burn up to 1,000 calories per class. Ditch the workout, join the party! Come join the fun in this comfortable party atmosphere. It’s your first step towards a healthier, happier you! Participants should wear any type of athletic clothing and sneakers. Be sure to bring a water bottle! Session #3–1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11 Session #4–3/4, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15 5:30–6:15pm Fee: $40.00

Programs fill fast! Register online at www.lprd.net


Youth Sports – Sponsored Longmeadow Little League Little League is the largest youth sports organization in the world, and is governed by international rules for the safety and well-being of the children who play. e Western Massachusetts district includes Agawam, Westfield, Northampton, Gateway, Amherst, Belchertown, Easthampton and Southampton. LLL offers the regular seasons (AprilJune), where all games are played in town, a summer league (July), several teams that compete in regional tournaments and the opportunity to play in the Little League World Series. e summer league and tournaments are included as part of the registration fee. Children can also play up to the level of competition they are ready for, regardless of age.

Ages 4, 5 & 6 Tee Ball Tee Ball is the first step to learning to play baseball. Basic skills are emphasized along with fun which is essential at this age. is will be the second year tee ball will be offered for 4 year olds in addition to 5 year olds along with 6 year olds who have not played in the past.

Ages 6 & 7 A e purpose of this level is to begin the process of teaching the game of baseball, develop the basic skills necessary to play the game, as well as introduce the children to the basic rules of the game. is league will continue to provide skills development by using a modified 3 inning baseball game. Age range is 6 & 7 year olds.

Ages 7, 8 & 9 AA AA was introduced for the 2011 season. Pitching and catching is live, performed by the players themselves. New skills need to be taught and developed as the season progresses - bunting, base running, signs, etc. are all part of the game that need to be taught at this level. e continuing education of the players in the basic rules of the game is also an important part of this level of play.

Ages 9, 10 & 11 AAA AAA league is primarily a developmental program for the Major League. Players will enjoy both skills development and competition. Like the Majors, players from this league may be selected to play in regional tournaments. e age range is 9 thru 11 years old with select 7 and 8 year olds.

Ages 10, 11 & 12 Majors e Majors will continue to provide the best balance of skills development and competition. is league offers the highest level of competitive play in Little League. e very best of the players in the Majors will be invited to participate in the Little League World Series. In addition, many All-stars will participate in several tournaments held in the region. ese teams are draed aer an evaluation by the coaches. Placement in the Majors are attained through tryouts. is information will be given at registration. Registration forms are available at eteamz.com/longmeadowll.

Registration dates are Jan 25, 10am-12pm, Feb 11, 6-8:30pm, Feb 22, 10am-12pm at the Community House. Contact Steve at schiff143@aol.com or 413-374-7674 with any questions.

Longmeadow Baseball and Soball Travel Program Longmeadow Travel Baseball e Longmeadow Baseball travel program accepts participants ages 7 thru 19 in this instructional program with a major emphasis on skill development. Competition is age group appropriate. All coaches are NYSCA certified. New players to Longmeadow Baseball must show a CERTIFIED birth certificate at the time of registration to be eligible to play. Age as of April 30, 2014 will determine eligibility for all leagues. e LBA offers instructional programs over the winter months at a local indoor baseball facility as well as two week pre-season camps for the Tri Town and Sandy Koufax Programs.

Ages 7 & 8 Will play in the JLS U9 league. is league will play in Longmeadow and Forest Park on 60-foot diamonds with kids pitching.

Ages 9 thru 12 Will play in the Tri-Town league. All 9 year olds and some 10 year olds will play on a travel team using a 60-foot diamond. e remaining 10 year olds and 11 & 12 year olds will play on travel teams using a 75-foot diamond. e season will continue into July. All teams will have a travel schedule with about half of the games played away from Longmeadow. All rosters will be limited to 13/14 players.

Ages 13 & 14 Will be eligible to play NEYSA Sandy Koufax on a 90-foot diamond based on try outs. NEYSA Sandy Koufax plays from May through July. ese leagues can include indoor winter practice, outdoor practice, scrimmages and tournaments that run Mid-March through the end of May. All rosters will be limited to 13/14 players.

High school players Will be eligible to play Mickey Mantle or American Legion, based on try outs, aer the high school season ends, in a 20 game season that will end in July. All rosters will be limited to 13/14 players.

Registration Dates are Jan 29th from 7-9pm, Feb 8th & 22nd from 9-11am at the Community House. Visit www.longmeadowbaseball.net for additional information or contact Renee Broadbent 413-567-4251.

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Youth Sports-Sponsored Continued Longmeadow Softball e Longmeadow Soball Association, through the New England Youth Sports Association [NEYSA] offers the opportunity for girls in Grades 1 thru 8 to play in a program designed to teach the game of soball in a fun environment and eventually progress to an increasingly structured and competitive setting. For children in Grades 1 & 2, the program is in town and instructional, with a few games at the end of the season, focusing on basic skill set development. Beyond Grade 2, children are evaluated to play on a travel team at U10, U12 and U14 age levels depending upon the year they were born and all will be placed on a team. Travel is to local communities in and around Longmeadow and families should expect the children to play 1 or 2 games per week for a total of 10 or 12 games per season. e season starts at the end of April with regular season play and ends with playoffs for those teams that are eligible. Team sizes will be between 12 and 13 children. Games are structured with umpires and forfeit rules, so player attendance is critical. All children who wish to play must attend evaluations; all children will be placed on a team based on their skill level, however once rosters are submitted to the league, additional players cannot be added, no exceptions. A copy of a birth certificate is required at registration. All children must attend an evaluation in March. e Longmeadow Baseball and Soball Association and travel program is committed to the active promotion and operation of a competitive youth athletic program while encouraging good sportsmanship, skill development, and appreciation for the game of baseball and soball.

Registration Dates are Jan 29th from 7-9pm, Feb 8th & 22nd from 9-11am at the Community House. Visit www.longmeadowbaseball.net for additional information or contact Renee Broadbent 413-567-4251.

Longmeadow Girls Lacrosse Association Participate in one of Longmeadow’s most popular youth athletic programs for players of all skill levels in 3rd grade thru 8th grade. Longmeadow Girls' Lacrosse Association (LGLA) provides an athletic program that promotes a positive well balanced coaching philosophy, emphasizing sportsmanship and fair play while teaching valuable life skills in a fun, safe, supportive, instructional environment. It doesn’t matter if you have never played, the objective of LGLA is for participants to learn the exciting game of lacrosse with emphasis on having fun, personal development, and respect for themselves, their teammates, refs, and their coaches. e season starts in late March with a few indoor events and ends in early June. Games start in April typically aer school vacation in Longmeadow at Wolf Swamp fields or Glenbrook School and surrounding communities. You can expect 3-4 lacrosse events per week at younger age groups with possibly up to 5 for older players during the season.

Detailed registration information will be made available in January 2014 with sign-ups tentatively scheduled for midJanuary to mid-February. Please contact Mark Pinkowski at mark.pinkowski@gmail.com or Tim Kingston at tkingston39@comcast.net for more information

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Boys Lacrosse Association Boys in Grades 3-8 are invited to participate. Practices are instructional. Games are scheduled with other youth lacrosse programs in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. e program runs from the end of March through the middle of June. Practices/Games will be scheduled 3 to 4 nights per week plus some Saturdays and/or Sundays. Parents will be responsible for all equipment. Mandatory equipment includes helmets, shoulder pads, arm pads, sticks, and mouth guards. Parents are also responsible for car-pooling to away games. Parent volunteers are welcome. Program will meet 3 to 4 nights per week and some weekends, generally 5:30-7pm. Program runs from April 1 through June 15 at Williams Middle School, Wolf Swamp Fields and JCC Fields. Program is coordinated by the Longmeadow Lacrosse Board of Directors. Fee: $135.00 per player, payable to Longmeadow Boys Lacrosse Assoc. (LBLA). ($240 for 2 players from the same family, maximum of $300 per family plus any late fees) Late Fees: A late fee of $30 will be assessed returning players for registration forms received between Feb 1-Feb 28, with no late fee payable by new players. Registration is by permission beginning March 1. If accepted, a late fee of $45 will apply for returning players, $30 for new players.

Registration dates are, Jan. 7 & Jan. 21, 6:15pm-8pm at the Longmeadow Community House, main auditorium. Visit www.longmeadowlacrosse.com for additional information or contact Greg Macdonald at gmac735@hotmail.com with any questions.


INDOOR COMMUNITY

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Longmeadow Newcomers’ Club Are you new to Longmeadow? Do you know someone who is? e Longmeadow Newcomers' Club is an organization of women who have recently moved to Longmeadow. e Club provides numerous opportunities for new residents to get to know one another and feel at home in their new town. Founded in 1963, the Club offers monthly Newcomers' Nights plus a variety of activities based on diverse interests including Bunco, Euchre, Ladies' Gourmet Cooking Club, Children's Playgroup, Mature Ladies (women over 45), and Book Club. e club also serves the community, providing a monthly meal to a local soup kitchen and collecting items and raising funds for needs in our community. In addition, the Club provides opportunities for significant others and the entire family to have fun. We believe that making friends through the Longmeadow Newcomers Club is an excellent way to turn a new address into a home! New members are welcome at any time. Please email us to RSVP or with any questions. We look forward to meeting you! Longmeadow Newcomers' Club LongmeadowNewcomers@yahoo.com www.meetup.com/Longmeadow-Newcomers

Great Beginnings Greenwood Children’s Center Greenwood Children’s Center offers full and part time programs for infants through preschool children. • Infant Openings now Available • Kindergarten Readiness Skills • Integrated emes • Social Development • Phonological Awareness – Phonetic Recognition Please call Audra to set up a tour!

Enroll Now!

Greenwood Children’s Center A division of the Longmeadow Parks & Recreation Department 231 Maple Road Longmeadow MA 01106 413 565 4163

Christmas Tree Pick Up Monday, January 7 thru Friday January 18. Trees should be clear of all decorations. Wreaths with wire frames will not be collected. Trees must be on the tree belt in front of your home. Please do not bag your tree.

Ends January 18th For more information go to www.longmeadow.org or call 413 567 3400

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How to Register Initial Registration for Programs begins when you receive this brochure, unless otherwise noted in the program description. All registrations are taken on a first-come, firstserve basis until the program maximum or established deadline.

You will need to set up a user ID and password prior to registering for the first time. Call 565-4160 for help if you have registered for programs in our office in the past.

Fax In How to Register We now have multiple options to register for your favorite activity or program. Use the one that’s most convenient for you and your family. You will also notice that most programs have an “Activity #” listed under the description. Use this number on the registration form or to quickly search for your favorite activity on-line. Please utilize the same registration form and procedures for the public schools summer enrichment program.

Use the form enclosed in this brochure, fill it out with your credit card information and fax to: 413.565.4165. Master Card, Visa, and American Express only.

Mail In Use the form provided in this brochure, fill it out and include a check for full payment of activities listed. Make checks payable to LPRD.

Non-Residents

Online

A $10 fee will be added to all non-resident registrations.

Visit www.lprd.net and follow the link for “Online Registration.”

How to Pay

Walk-In Visit our office at the Community House for all program information and forms. On-line-www.lprd.net Go to our new website and register in a secure environment using your credit card. is feature will also allow you to view your private transaction information and help you schedule your family’s many activities.

Payments are due in full at the time of registration. You may pay by Cash, Check or Credit Card. Checks should be made payable to: LPRD. Master Card, Visa, Discover and American Express are now accepted!

Registration Deadlines Some programs in this brochure list a deadline for registering. Registrations will not be accepted aer the deadline or when the program maximum is reached. Programs not meeting an established minimum sign-up by the registration deadline will be cancelled.

Refund Policy No refunds will be given aer the program registration deadline or start of the program. A $25 processing fee will be deducted for any approved refund.

Late Fees A $10, non-refundable late fee will be charged for all registrations received aer established registration deadlines.

Fee Assistance e Longmeadow Parks and Recreation Department’s programs, classes and special events are available to all residents regardless of economic status. We provide fee assistance for qualified residents and a confidential application is available in our office or on the web at: www.lprd.net/pdf/financial_assistance.pdf

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