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Experiences Winter & Early Spring 2017


What’s Inside: General Information

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Greenwood Children’s Center

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Trips & Events

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Infant, Toddler, Preschool

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Aquatics

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Youth Programs

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Vacation Programs

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Adult Programs

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Longmeadow Dance School

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Sports Associations

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For Your Information The Board of Park Commissioners sponsors the following organizations and programs. Sports Associations are independent associations that handle their own registration and league coordination with some LPRD assistance. Each Sponsored Association has a specific registration process. Please contact the individuals listed below for detailed information about their programs and registration. Longmeadow Youth Football Jeff Carterud at jeffcarterud@comcast.net www.longmeadowfootball.org Longmeadow Girls’ Lacrosse Mark Pinkowski at mark.pinkowski@gmail.com Tim Kingston at tkingston39@comcast.net www.LGLAX.com. Longmeadow Baseball Association longmeadowbaseball@gmail.com www.longmeadowbaseball.org Longmeadow Softball Association Kim Gettens 413.754.3266 gettensk@yahoo.com www.longmeadowbaseballsoftball.org

Longmeadow Soccer Association Mary Pat O’Connor 413.567.8237 board@longmeadowsoccer.org www.longmeadowsoccer.org Longmeadow Aquatic Club longmeadow.aquatic.club@gmail.com Longmeadow Boys’ LAX Association Matt Landon 508.737.8255 matthewrlandon@gmail.com www.longmeadowlacrosse.com Longmeadow Youth Basketball Association Victor Oundjian longmeadowbasketball@gmail.com

Longmeadow Little League Association Steve Schiffman 413.374.7674 Schiff143@aol.com http://www.longmeadowlittleleague.org/

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General Information Office Locations Main Office: The Community House 735 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, MA 01106 Hours: Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm Passport hours 9am-3pm Phone: 413.565.4160 Fax: 413.565.4165 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 The 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. Through 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. Board of Park Commissioners The Longmeadow Park Commissioners are appointed volunteers whose charge is to set policy of all Town Parks and Recreation activities. Dave Horowitz, Chair Margaret Rakas, Vice Chair James Jones, Commissioner Jim Russell, Commissioner Jeff Rintoul, Commissioner Department Staff Bari Jarvis, M ED, Director Cristina Judd, BA, Assistant Director Marisa O’Brien, BS, Administrative Assistant Marina Blanusa, 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. The opportunities available include advertising in the LPRD seasonal brochure, sponsoring an event or program, contributing in-kind services, and/or making a donation. Call today for your Sponsorship Package.

ADA The 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. On the web - 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. 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. Facility Rentals Community House Facility Rental Are you looking for a convenient space for a lecture, an anniversary celebration, etc.? The Longmeadow Community House will seat up to 200 people auditorium style or 150 for a sit down dinner. Rentals are on a first come, first served basis. 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. Program Registration 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, first-serve basis until the program maximum or established deadline. Use the activity numbers listed under program description and to search online for registration. Registration can be done at www.lprd.net, in person at the Community House or a completed registration form can be faxed or mailed in to the Community House with payment included. Payments are due in full at the time of registration and can be made by check made payable to LPRD, cash or credit card. NOTE: there is a $10 fee added to all non-resident registrations. Refund Policy No refunds will be given after the program registration deadline or start of the program. A $25 processing fee will be deducted for any refund.

Fee Assistance The Longmeadow Parks and Recreation Department’s programs, classes and special events are available to all residents regardless Advertisements Advertisement in this publication does not express or imply the of economic status. We provide fee assistance for qualified endorsement of a business or its products and services by the residents and a confidential application is available in our office or on the web at: www.lprd.net. Longmeadow Parks and Recreation Department.

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Greenwood Children’s Center, Daycare & School Age Programs Licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care 231 Maple Road, Longmeadow, MA 01106

School Age Programs, Early Risers, After School Longmeadow Parks and Recreation congratulates Greenwood Extended Day and Daycare Programs for achieving a Level 2 rating by the Department of Early Education and Care’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). QRIS is a method to assess, improve and communicate the level of quality in early education & care and after-school settings. We are proud to offer our participants such a level of service.

Early Risers Before School Program, Grades K-5

After School Program, Grades K-5

The Early Risers Program is offered at Wolf Swamp, Blueberry Hill and Center Schools each morning beginning at 7:15am until the start of the school day.

Transportation is provided from Longmeadow Public Schools at 2:45pm to Greenwood Center until 6pm. Registration is accepted for the following:

1 day per week $74/monthly 2 days per week $83/monthly 3 days per week $102/monthly 4 days per week $126/monthly 5 days per week $148/monthly Drop in service fee: $20 per block Delayed Openings: $20 per day for extra hours and transportation $35 Registration fee *25% Sibling discount

1 day per week $179/monthly 2 days per week $269/monthly 3 days per week $298/monthly 4 days per week $355/monthly 5 days per week $382/monthly Drop in service fee: $47 for the first 3 hour block, $15 for each additional block plus transportation fee of $3 per day $35 registration fee *25% Sibling discount

Contact Marina Blanusa, Director of Childcare at mblanusa@longmeadow.org or Kelly Zieba, Director of School Age Services at kzieba@longmeadow.org or 565.4163 to set up a tour or for additional information!

Daycare Program Infants - One month to 15 months, $320/week Toddlers– 15 months to 2.9 years, $303/week Preschoolers– 2.10 years to Kindergarten, $244/week Part time options available

Happy -Confident -Play - Learn Be Ready For Kindergarten…  Learn Through Play Curriculum  Social Development  Kindergarten Readiness Skills  Thematic Units  Phonological Awareness  Letter & Number Recognition  STEM Program, Science & Technology Lab Greenwood Children’s Center is proud of our highly talented and dedicated teachers! Miss Carly- Since 2001 Miss Brittany Since 2010 Miss Alison Since 2015

Miss Karen– Since 2008 Miss Kaitlin– Since 2009 Miss Amber since 2016

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Skyhawks Tiny Hawks, Ages 3-4, Greenwood Center The essentials of soccer and basketball are introduced in a fun and safe environment with lots of encouragement. Children will learn balance, body Springtime in New York City Trip Enjoy a day in the Big Apple, plan the day to your liking to include shopping, movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development through a series of sport visiting a museum or seeing a show! Stops will be along 5th Ave TBD by the specific games tailored to their attention spans. Our staff are trained to handle the driver the day of the trip. specific needs of these young athletes. Wednesday, April 19th #6103.301 Tuesdays, 4:45-5:30pm Depart from Greenwood at 7am; return at 10:30pm Jan 10– Feb 14 #2180.205 Fee: $59 per person Mar 7– Apr 11 #2180.206 $85 Father Daughter Valentine Ball, Community House Mark your calendar for Longmeadow’s Annual Father Daughter Dance. New Parents’ Support Group, Greenwood Center Celebrate this special day with your daughter or granddaughter, dressed up in Thursdays & Fridays 10-11am your finest attire and enjoy popular music played by Jon O’Neill, dancing and Gain support, meet new friends and establish bonds with other new parents. refreshments. Registration Deadline is February 3rd. This group is open to new parents and their infants from birth to one year of age. This program is offered through Baystate Medical Center Parent Education Sunday, February 12th #6120.101 Department. Call 794.5515 for more information. No meetings when there is no 2-4pm school. This program is FREE! No sign-up is required. $17.50 per couple, $25 for 3 or more

Trips & Events

Aquatics

Youth Programs

Red Cross Swim Lessons, Ages 4-18, Longmeadow High School Pool Group lessons follow American Red Cross guidelines and are taught by our experienced lifeguards. Levels start at beginner and progress to advanced swimmer. Class levels may be combined depending on enrollment. Participants should be comfortable in the water and must be toilet trained. The pool may be closed additional dates due to inclement weather. Saturdays, Feb 4-Mar 18 (No class 2/25) Level 1: 12:15-1pm #5506.202 Level 2: 1:15-2pm #5506.204 Level 3 & 4: 2:15-3pm #5506.206 $70 per person

Ceramics and Me , Grades 2-5, Wolf Swamp School Children will have the opportunity to work in clay, explore and learn hand building skills in a small group. Students will create sculptures and useful "pots". Students will also have the opportunity to 'paint' their works with safe ceramic glazes and have them fired in a kiln. Children may arrive in art room upon dismissal for quiet work time (and snack) until class begins at 3:15. Class size is limited and returning artists are welcome. Instructor is Heidi Salz. Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15pm #2110.102 Jan 24-Apr 4 (no 2/21) $160 JumpingClay, Jungle Theme Workshop, Ages 5 & Up, Greenwood Center Welcome to the Jungle! JumpingClay is an air-drying polymer clay that is 100% safe and non-toxic and completely mess free! Our workshop provides step-by-step instruction and assistance by trained instructors while encouraging creative self expression and building confidence. Each participant will create their own 3-D Jungle display including landscape and Jungle animals such as a monkey, crocodile and snakes using JumpingClay while learning about basic shapes and color mixing. Beginners welcome! Wednesdays, 4-5pm Jan 11-Feb 15 #2125.323 $90 JumpingClay, Space Workshop, Ages 5 & up, Greenwood Center Blast off into Outer Space! JumpingClay is an air-drying polymer clay that is 100% safe and non-toxic and completely mess free! Our workshop provides step-by-step instruction and assistance by trained instructors while encouraging creative self expression and building confidence. Each participant will create their own 3-D Space display including landscape, aliens, and spaceships using JumpingClay while learning about basic shapes and color mixing. Beginners welcome! Wednesdays, 4-5pm Mar 1-Apr 5 #2125.324 $90 JumpingClay, Circus Workshop, Ages 5 & up, Greenwood Center Come one, come all to the greatest show on Earth! JumpingClay is an air-drying polymer clay that is 100% safe and non-toxic and completely mess free! Our workshop provides step-by-step instruction and assistance by trained instructors while encouraging creative self expression and building confidence. Each participant will create their own 3-D Circus display including performers, animals, and background using JumpingClay while learning about basic shapes and color mixing. Beginners welcome! Wednesdays, 4-5pm Apr 26-May 31 #2125.320 $90

Infant, Toddler & Preschool Musical Notes, Infants, Toddlers & Preschoolers , Greenwood Center Did you know that music can increase a child’s emotional intelligence, creativity and social skills? Clap your hands, tap your feet and sing along with Jon O’Neill as he combines songs with dance and musical instruments! Infant Classes, newborns thru 24 months Tuesdays, 10-10:30am Jan 3-Feb 7 #2102.201 Feb 28-Apr 4 #2102.202 Apr 11-May 23 (No 4/18) #2102.203 Toddler Classes, 24 months thru 4 years Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15am Jan 3-Feb 7 #2103.201 Feb 28-Apr 4 #2103.202 Apr 11-May 23 (No 4/18) #2103.203 $72 per child or $100 per family Gymnastics and Sports, Ages 2-4, Greenwood Center Instructor Lorrie Rousseau offers age appropriate gymnastic activities using the balance beam, parallel bars, rings, uneven bars and vault designed for little bodies with safety in mind. Sport activities include soccer, croquet, t-ball, bowling, floor hockey and much more! Thursday, 9:45-10:15am Dec 1– Feb 9 # 2129.306 Feb 16– May 11 # 2129.307 Thursday, 10:30-11am Dec 1– Feb 9 # 2129.310 Feb 16– May 11 # 2129.311 (No class 12/29, 2/23, 3/9, 4/20) $99 per person Indoor Soccer Program, Ages 3-5, Greenwood Center Join LHS Varsity Soccer Coach Brad Miller as he provides his expertise on fitness, skill development and making the game of soccer “fun” through age appropriate activities geared toward introducing young children to basic soccer concepts. Participants must provide their own shin guards. Sundays, Jan 22-Apr 2 (no 2/19) 1-1:45pm #2142.200 2-2:45pm #2142.201 $60 per participant

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Springfield Thunderbirds Tickets Pick up your ticket vouchers to be redeemed for any home game ticket at the box office. Yellow tier tickets are $21 and $1 from each one comes back to Longmeadow Parks & Rec. Vouchers can only be purchased in person at the Community House.

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Just for Fun Art-ventures with Let’s Gogh Art, Grades K-4 Blueberry Hill Cafeteria Get ready to “create some fun”! Just for Fun Art-ventures lead children on an imaginary tour through the world’s greatest art museums, inspiring creativity through exposure to the FUN-damentals of artists tools, techniques and art forms, many inspired by the masters. Think O’Keefe, Kandinsky, Matisse, Chagall, Picasso and more. But don’t just admire these great works-decorate your home with masterpieces of your own! Experience painting on stretched canvas, playing with clay and painting ceramics. Design mosaic art, paint a wacky world of watercolor dreams, and create a beautiful landscape while discovering the art of fiber collage. Explore decoupage, abstract drawing, and more! Creatively educational, whimsical and unconventional, these art-ventures welcome children into a world of artistic wonder. Children bring home beautiful masterpieces each week, sure to transform any home into a gallery. Mondays, 2:45-4pm #2125.202 Jan 30-Mar 27 (No 2/20) $104 Lions and Tigers and Pigs, Oh My! With Let’s Gogh Art, Grades K-4 Center School Cafeteria Animals have been an important subject for artists all over the world since the beginning of time. From ancient caves to the present day, magnificent creatures can be seen in paintings, sculptures, ceramics, mosaic art, fabric design, masks and stained glass. On a wild journey through the animal kingdom, art adventurers discover a multitude of kooky critters, as well as their own creativity while exploring various techniques, tools, and materials. Stained glass giraffes, fabric dogs, ceramic pigs, wooden snakes, glow in the dark dinos, and clay lions with fluffy fiber manes, these are just a few of the animals created during our awesome art excursions. Fun facts about each creature are included. A ROARING good time! Tuesdays, 2:45-4pm #2125.205 Jan 24– Mar 21 (No 2/21) $104

Youth Wrestling, Grades 3-8 Longmeadow High School This program is designed to introduce wrestling to both boys and girls at the youth level in Grades 3-8. Youth Wrestling focuses on proper techniques, conditioning and fundamentals necessary to enjoy and be successful in the sport of wrestling. Participants will be afforded the opportunity to compete with other programs at youth events. Participants must provide their own wrestling shoes and kneepads. The coaches will be LHS Head Wrestling Coach Alex Efstratios, LHS Assistant Wrestling Coach Jim Zuccallo and Dominic Blue. Proceeds from the program benefit the Longmeadow High School Wrestling Booster Club. **Program dates subject to change due to High School schedule. Mondays & Thursdays, 5:30-7pm Jan 5 –Mar 2 (no 2/16, 2/20, 2/23) $84

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Skyhawks, Mini Hawks Soccer, Basketball & T-Ball, Ages 5-7 Greenwood Center This multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of basketball, t-ball and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow participants to explore skill development and learn vital life lessons such as teamwork, respect and good sportsmanship all at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Tuesdays, 5:35-6:30pm Jan 10-Feb 14 #2180.207 Soccer and Basketball Mar 7-Apr 11 #2180.208 Soccer and T-Ball $85 Karate-Shotokan Style , Ages 5-13, Olde Town Hall Shotokan Karate-Do (SKIF System) is a traditional Japanese martial art. The study of karate is an inner search for growth and self-discipline, which encompasses many ideals. Students will be trained in the basic exercises involving punching, blocking, kicking, stances, forms, sparring, and self-defense. A white karate uniform is required and can be ordered through your instructor Jim Shea, a Longmeadow resident who has been teaching karate for over 30 years. Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm Jan 10-Feb 23 #4100.201 Mar 2-Apr 20 (No 4/18, 4/20) #4100.208 May 2-Jun 15 #4100.301 $70 Gymnastics and Sports, Ages 5-10, Greenwood Center Lorrie Rousseau offers age appropriate gymnastics activities with the balance beam, parallel bars, rings, uneven bars and vault. Sport activities include soccer, croquet, t-ball, bowling, badminton, and more. Classes culminate in a year-end performance with medals presented to every child in the “Olympic Tradition”. Tuesdays 3:45-4:15pm Dec 6-Feb 14 (no 12/27) #2129.318 Feb 28– May 16 (no 3/7, 4/18) #2129.319 $99 per person/per session Gymnastics for Girls, Community House Main Auditorium Lorrie Rousseau introduces training of skills on JR Olympic apparatus as well as a back handspring trainer that safely instructs a gymnast for the proper form and technique for learning back handsprings and back walkovers. This is an excellent opportunity for girls to master strength and conditioning exercises through skills that will enhance performance in other programs like cheerleading, dance or acro classes. Please wear a leotard or shorts and t-shirt. Please tie hair back and no jewelry is allowed. Ages 4.thru 7, Wednesdays 4-4:45pm Dec 7– Feb 15 (no 12/28) #2129.322 Mar 1-May 17 (no 3/8, 4/19) #2129.323 Ages 8 thru 14, Wednesdays 5:45-6:30pm Dec 7– Feb 15 (no 12/28) #2129.334 Mar 1-May 17 (no 3/8, 4/19) #2129.335 $145 per person/per session

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Winter Cheerleading , Grades 2-8, Community House Cheerleaders will learn proper stunting, gymnastics and dance techniques. This program will give the needed practice to build up to competition level cheerleading, and give cheerleaders, gymnasts and dancers a chance to come together and work on team building skills, as well as furthering individual skill development. Wednesdays, 6:45-8pm Jan 11-Mar 29 (no 2/22) #2122.210 $90 per person Indoor Soccer Program, Ages 6-10, Greenwood Gym Brad Miller, LHS Varsity Soccer Coach provides his 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 program geared toward introducing the basic soccer concepts as well as focusing on skill development and game strategy. Participants are required to provide their own shin guards. Sundays, Jan 22– Apr 2 (no 2/19) 3-4pm #2142.202 4:15-5:15pm #2142.203 $80 per participant Youth Track Program, Ages 7-14, LHS Track Youth will be placed on teams and participate in a series of track and field meets conducted on Saturdays at the LHS track over the course of the season. Practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Participants will be exposed to a variety of track and field events including sprints, middle distance runs (up to one mile), shot put, long jump, hurdles, and relays. Emphasis will be placed on skill development, physical fitness, and individual improvement over the course of the season. Parents will be expected to assist with timing at one track meet during the season. Parents who have a background in track and field or running and who wish to make a greater commitment during practices or meets should indicate their interest when registering their child. Track program will not meet during April vacation. **Program dates subject to change due to High School schedule. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-6pm, Saturdays 9am-11pm Apr 4 -June 10 (tentative) 2120.301 $70 per person

Vacation Programs Clownin’ Around, Silly Circus Art-ventures with Let’s Gogh Art, Grades K-5, Community House Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls…Welcome to Let’s Gogh Arts quirky art circus. Step right up! Paint and decorate miniature wood carousel horses; design goofy clown or acrobat stuffed toys with long, bendy legs; and draw colorful balancing acts complete with jugglers and elephants, tightropes and unicycles! Art Explorers bring home whimsical souvenirs of a spectacular day under the big top! Thursday, Apr 20, 9am-12pm #2101.304 $35 Its Raining, It’s Pouring Art-ventures with Let’s Gogh Art, Grades K-5, Community House Its raining, its pouring… but nobody's snoring in this exciting springtime art-venture! Decorate real umbrellas with colorful, waterproof inks, sculpt birds out of neon clay and create cool umbrella collages with decorative papers. Rain or shine, everyone will have a blast! Friday, Apr 21, 9am-12pm #2101.305 $35 Ultimate Fairytale Adventure, Ages 3-6, Community House Dance Studio Our ladies begin their day by dressing-up as royals with crowns and scepters before continuing their adventure with fairytale activities, such as crafts, a fashion show, song and dance, tumbling, and use “mini” gymnastic equipment such as beam, parallel bars and rings! For the Grand Finale, parents will be invited to a royal “Crowning Ceremony” that will include a performance! Please wear leotard and skirt or shorts and ballet slippers. Please pack a peanut free snack and lunch and full water bottle each day. Tuesday-Friday, 9am-1pm April 18-21 $130 per person

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Soccer Clinic, Ages 7-11, Greenwood Center Brad Miller, LHS Varsity Coach and his staff of Next Level Adventure will provide their expertise on fitness, skill development and making the game of soccer fun in this two day clinic. Participants are required to provide their own shin guards. Bring a water bottle and a peanut free snack. Tuesday & Wednesday, 9am-12pm Feb 21-22 #1514.201 Wednesday & Thursday, 9am-12pm Apr 19-20 #1514.301 $55 per person Spring Baseball Clinic, Ages 7-13, Greenwood Park Chris Corkum of Chris Corkum’s Baseball Camps, Inc. 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 19th. Monday & Tuesday, 9-11:30am #2119.303 Apr 17-18 $75

Adult Programs Tai Chi– Yang Style , Ages 16 & Up, Olde Town Hall Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art that uses slow, smooth body movement and concentrates on breathing and balance to achieve a state of relaxation of both body and mind and chi (energy) development. It is less strenuous than other martial arts that offers general health benefits including improved concentration, stress reduction, flexibility and strength. The 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 been teaching for over 30 years. Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm Jan 10-Feb 28 #4100.204 Mar 7-Apr 25 #4100.205 May 9-Jun 27 #4100.206 $60 per person Karate - Shotokan Style, Ages 14 & Up, 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. Classes meet Tuesdays 7:30pm-9pm, Thursdays 6:30pm-8pm and Saturdays 8:30am-10am (Saturday Intermediate to advanced students). Tuesdays 7:30-9pm, Thursdays 6:30-8pm, Saturdays 8:30-10am Jan 3-Feb 28 #4101.203 Mar 2-Apr 29 #4101.205 May 2-Jun 29 #4101.301 $75 per person World Music / African & Caribbean Drumming & Singing , Ages 10-Adult Olde Town Hall In this intergenerational class for youth ages 10+ to adult you will experience the joy of folkloric drumming and singing from West Africa, the Caribbean and around the world. Join Aimee Gelinas in these dynamic, hands on participatory classes where you will learn instrument technique, how drum and song patterns fit together, fun instrument exercises, songs in many languages, and the opportunity to develop, arrange and perform. Traditional instruments will be provided. The winter/spring series will conclude with a Longmeadow Days performance. For more information email Aimee at aimee@gaiaroots.com or visit www.tamarackhollow.com. Thursdays 3 - 4pm January 19 – May 11 (performance 5/21) #2140.202 (No classes 2/23, 4/20) $325 includes the use of drums/instruments

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Digital Photography Boot Camp, Greenwood Center Would you like to understand your camera and take better pictures? This class is perfect for you. In five lessons you will learn the basic principles of photography and how to take control of your digital SLR camera. We will cover camera settings, lens, exposure, flash, composition and much more. Boot camp includes lessons, demonstrations and a binder with all printed material. To register contact Denise Smith directly at denisesmithphotography@gmail.com or call 413-530-4036. You must have a SLR camera, no point and shoot cameras. Wednesdays, 6-8:30pm Feb 8-Mar 8 Tuesdays, 6-8:30pm Apr 18-May 16 $195

Thursdays, 6-8:30pm Mar 16-Apr 13

Longmeadow Dance School Community House - 735 Longmeadow Street

General Information Instructors: April Bergeron and Jessica Downie Questions? - aprilandjess@gmail.com Winter Dance Classes Start: Week of Dec 12th

Class Rates: 30 minute class: $210/year 45 minute class: $255/year Men’s Softball League- Informational Meeting, Community House 60 minute class: $285/year March 14th, 7pm The only wooden bat softball league in Western Mass. Mandatory meeting for all 90 minute class: $425/year– BEST VALUE! team captains, $100 deposit and team roster due at the meeting. Team availability To help reduce fees, cash or check (payable to LPRD) is preferred. Credit is may be limited. Season starts in May and ends in August. Games are held twice accepted and a 4-month payment plan is available to all through the Parks a week, Monday through Thursday. The fee is $505 per team, plus regular season and Recreation office with a credit or debit card. umpire fees. Any resident interested in playing please contact Cristina Judd at Costume Deposits: 413.565.4166 or cjudd@longmeadow.org. Sparkles, glitter and sequins galore! Costume ordering is very exciting for Cribbage League, Greenwood Center Dining Room instructors and students. All costume deposits are due at the time of New members welcome, but please come with experience. Approximately 25-30 registration, as these fees are not included in the class rates. Please see the players attend each night and play nine, fifteen minute games. For additional class descriptions to determine how many routines your dancer’s class information, call Peter at 413.525.7787. participates in. Any remaining costume balances will be due in March. Your dancer’s beautiful costume(s) arrive in the spring! Tuesdays, 7-10pm Ongoing through June 6 1 routine in the Recital = $25 costume deposit Men’s Basketball , Glenbrook Middle School Evening Pickup games provide the opportunity for a great work out, competition and fun. Players must be out of high school to participate in this program. Thursdays, 8:30-10pm Ongoing through Apr 13 (no 12/29, 2/23) #4112.501 $80 for the year or $5 per night Monday Night Volleyball, Ages 40 & Up, Greenwood Center Fun pick up games with players calling their own violations. The first 18 players to pre-register are guaranteed a spot each night, drop-ins play on a first come first serve basis as space allows. Mondays, 7:30-9:30pm Ongoing through Apr 24 (no 12/26, 1/2, 1/16, 2/20, 4/17) #4114.501 $30/season paid in full prior to the 2nd week or $5/night maximum of $50

2 routines in the Recital = $50 costume deposit 3 routines in the Recital = $75 costume deposit 4 routines in the Recital = $100 costume deposit Please note: Recital tickets are not included in the class rate. Tickets will be available for purchase in the spring. Save the Dates: Photo Days – Community House *Groups/Times TBA Saturday March 25, 2017—Group One Saturday April 8, 2017—Group Two Dress Rehearsal – at Longmeadow High School Friday, May 12, 2017 *Time TBA Recital – at Longmeadow High School Saturday, May 13, 2017 *Time TBA

Last day to withdraw from classes and receive a prorated refund for the Co-Ed Volleyball, Glenbrook Middle School remaining classes of the year minus a $25 withdrawal fee is Friday Pick-up games are non-officiated, with teams calling their own violations. This December 15, 2016. If you do not withdraw from classes by this date, you fun, non-competitive atmosphere allows players to improve their skills. Players will be charged in full. with basic volleyball skills are urged to join. Mondays, 7:30-9:30pm Ongoing through May 22 (No 12/26, 1/2, 2/20, 4/17) #4110.101 $80 for the year or $5 per night

Longmeadow Dance School

Adult Volleyball, Greenwood Center This program offers a high level of play for advanced co-ed players ages 18 and up. Teams call their own violations. Drop-ins play on a first come first serve basis as space allows. Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30pm Ongoing through May 17 # 4113.501 $65/season paid in full prior to the 2nd week or $5/night maximum of $100

2016 – 2017 Winter Dance Classes!

Dance, Movement and Tap for Preschoolers Ages 2.9 and Up Community House Dance your way through this spectacular dance class! Children will shuffle, hop, sing and dance while learning basic ballet, jazz and tap techniques in this exciting and educational class. Dancers will have fun exploring preschool barre work, center floor work and across the floor work in these areas of dance. A variety of fun, sparkling props and upbeat popular children’s music will be enjoyed. This class participates in one routine in the Recital. Attire: Leotard any style and color, tights any color, pink leather ballet shoes (no drawstring style) and black leather tap shoes (slip on style). Wednesdays, 10-10:45am Dec 14-May 10 No Class Dates: 12/21, 12/28, 2/22, 3/15, 4/19 Thursdays, 4-4:45pm Dec 15-May 11 No Class Dates: 12/22, 12/29, 2/23, 3/16, 4/20

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Dance, Movement and Tap for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners Ages 2.9 and Up, Community House Preschool and Kindergarten dancers will work together in this fun, energetic dance class! Children will shuffle, hop, sing and dance while learning basic ballet and jazz dance styles with additional instruction on tap technique. This class is both exciting and educational. Dancers will have fun exploring basic barre work, center floor work and across the floor work in these areas of dance. A variety of fun, sparkling props and upbeat popular children’s music will be enjoyed. This class participates in one routine in the Recital. Attire: Leotard any style and color, tights any color, pink leather ballet shoes (no drawstring style) and black leather tap shoes (slip on style). Instructor: April Bergeron Wednesdays, 6-6:45pm #7001.716 Dec 14-May 10 No Class Dates: 12/21, 12/28, 2/22, 3/15, 4/19 Pre-Ensemble Ballet/Tap/ Hip Hop/Jazz for Grades 1 & 2, Community House This class is designed for the dancer looking to further develop their dance education in a positive and encouraging environment. Ensemble dancers will have a blast as they gain confidence and get a great workout in this 60-minute class. Dancers will improve their technique and performance abilities in this extraordinarily high energy hip hop/jazz, super fun tap, and beautiful ballet class. During ballet, students will learn barre combinations set to classical and lyrical music and focus on body placement and terminology while working center floor. Dancers will learn all styles of jazz including street funk, Broadway and of course – hip hop! High energy jazz will include a stronger focus on technique during center and across the floor combinations and routines. Beginner tap work will continue with fun upbeat barre combinations and the introduction to blending taps together to create tap sequences. This class participates in two routines in the Recital, including the featured Ensemble production routine. Attire: Leotard any style and color, tights any color, pink leather ballet shoes (no drawstring style), black leather tap shoes (slip on style) and black leather jazz shoes (slip on style). Instructor: April Bergeron Wednesdays, 5-6pm #7001.712 Dec 14-May 10 No Class Dates: 12/21, 12/28, 2/22, 3/15, 4/19

Ensemble Ballet/Tap/Hip Hop Jazz for Grades 3 & 4, Community House This class is designed for the dancer looking to advance their dance education in a positive, encouraging environment. Dancers will improve their performance abilities in this high energy jazz, super fun tap and beautiful ballet class. During ballet, students will learn longer intricate barre combinations set to classical and lyrical music and continue to focus on dancing with expression and emotion while working center floor. Dancers will learn all styles of jazz including street funk, Broadway and of course – hip hop! High energy jazz will include a stronger focus on technique during center and extended across the floor combinations and routines. Advancing tap work will continue with fun upbeat barre combinations and work on center floor tap sequences focusing on clarity and quick transitions. This class combines with Ensemble 2 & 3 for the first 30 minutes of class to work on large group production and formations. This class participates in three routines in the Recital, including the featured Ensemble production routine. Attire: Leotard any style and color, tights any color, pink leather ballet shoes (no drawstring style), black leather tap shoes (slip on style) and black leather jazz shoes (slip on style). Instructor: April Bergeron Thursdays, 5:45-7:15pm #7001.715 Dec 15-May 11 No Class Dates: 12/22, 12/29, 2/23, 3/16, 4/20 Father Daughter, Community House Create a precious memory! Couples will learn an easy beginner partner routine during five Saturday morning practices. During this fun filled hour, fathers and daughters will dance, shake, twirl and spin to create a dynamic routine that will be performed in our annual Recital. No experience necessary! Grab that special someone (fathers, grandfathers, uncles, etc. and join us!) Attire: Dads - Comfortable clothes and sneakers. Daughters - Leotard any style and color, tights any color, pink leather ballet shoes (no drawstring style). Instructors: April Bergeron and Jessica Downie

Saturday mornings, 9:30-10:30am #7001.780 Dates: 12/10, 1/14, 2/11, 3/25, 4/29 $180 per couple (1 father & 1 daughter) Includes: 5 studio partner lessons, 1 stage rehearsal, Recital costume and tights for daughter and Recital ticket Ensemble Ballet/Tap/Hip Hop Jazz for Grades 2 & 3, Community House for father OR $280 per couple (1 father & 2 daughters) Includes: 5 studio This next level of Ensemble focuses on dramatic improvements in dance technique, stage presence, strength and flexibility. This class is designed for the partner lessons, 1 stage rehearsal, recital costume and tights for both daughdancer looking to further develop their dance education in a positive, encouraging ters and Recital ticket for father. environment. Dancers will improve their performance abilities in this high energy jazz, super fun tap and beautiful ballet class. Ensemble dancers will have a blast as they gain confidence and get a great workout in this 90-minute class. Longmeadow Baseball Association During ballet, students will continue to learn barre combinations set to classical The Longmeadow Travel Baseball program is open to players ages 7-19 and and lyrical music and also learn to dance with expression and emotion in center consists of a group of dedicated baseball players and enthusiasts with thousands floor work. Dancers will learn all styles of jazz including street funk, Broadway of innings of combined experience in playing and coaching. We want to help and of course – hip hop! High energy jazz will include a stronger focus on techchildren learn the game, elevate their skills, and challenge themselves by playing nique during center and across the floor combinations and routines. Intermediate in more competitive leagues. New players to our program must attend a tryout, tap work will continue with fun upbeat barre combinations and work on longer which are held twice a year (Fall and Spring). Our March tryout date will be intricate tap sequences. This class combines with Ensemble 3 & 4 for the last 30 announced. Age as of April 30, 2017, will determine eligibility for all leagues. minutes of class to work on large group production and formations. This class U9, U11, and U13 Teams: participate in either the John L. Sullivan League (travel participates in three routines in the Recital, including the featured Ensemble prolimited to Longmeadow and Springfield) or the Tri-Town League (some duction routine. Attire: Leotard any style and color, tights any color, pink leather additional travel). Teams play on either a 60ft, 65 ft, or 75ft diamond. The ballet shoes (no drawstring style), black leather tap shoes (slip on style) and black season continues into July with potential playoff games added at the end of the leather jazz shoes (slip on style). Instructor: April Bergeron regular season, as well as summer tournament opportunities. All rosters will be Thursdays, 4:45-6:15pm #7001.713 limited to 13-14 players. All teams will have a travel schedule with about half the Dec 15-May 11 games played away from Longmeadow. High school aged players will be eligible No Class Dates: 12/22, 12/29, 2/23, 3/16, 4/20 to play Mickey Mantle, Junior American Legion, or Senior American Legion in a 20 game season that will end in July. Placement will be based on tryouts and will Ballet/ Hip Hop Jazz for Grades 2, 3 & 4, Community House Dancers will love this ballet/hip hop jazz combo class! Class will start with head occur during the high school season. to toe warm ups to popular and classic ballet tunes. Students will learn ballet barre Winter Camps: LBA also offers an instructional baseball program over the combinations set to classical and lyrical music and focus on body placement and winter months at a local indoor sports facility (dates and location to be terminology while working center floor. Dancers will learn all styles of jazz announced). Registration: Our registration forms are available on our website at including street funk, Broadway and of course – hip hop! Dynamic, super fun www.longmeadowbaseball.org. Completed forms may be mailed to LBA (along choreography allows your dancer to learn new steps and patterns. This class with a copy of your child’s CERTIFIED birth certificate and a check made participates in one routine in the Recital. Attire: Leotard any style and color, payable to LBA), PO Box 60952, Longmeadow, MA 01106 OR dropped off with tights any color, pink leather ballet shoes (no drawstring style) and black leather LPRD at the Community House. Please note: we will not be holding in-person registration at the Community House this year. Since current forms are jazz shoes (slip on style). Instructor: April Bergeron available on-line (and most people register that way anyway) we are streamlining Wednesdays, 6:45-7:30pm #7001.707 our process. Feel free to contact us at longmeadowbaseball@gmail.com with any Dec 14-May 10 questions, and/or check us out on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest baseNo Class Dates: 12/21, 12/28, 2/22, 3/15, 4/19 ball news.

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Little League Division 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. The Western Massachusetts district includes Agawam, Westfield, Northampton, Gateway, Amherst, Belchertown, Easthampton and Southampton. Longmeadow Little League offers the regular season (April-June), 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. The 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. LLL provides the best balance of skills development and competition and is committed to teaching teamwork, respect, and sportsmanship at all levels of the game. Most importantly, we want to make sure everyone has fun - players, coaches, and parents. From AAA and up players may have the opportunity to play in The Little League World Series and other Summer Tournaments. If selected, LLL would support the cost of summer baseball. 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. This will be offered to 4 and 5 year olds as well as 6 year olds who have not played in the past. The Season starts the week of April 24 th Ages 6 & 7 A: The purpose of this level is to begin the process of teaching the game of baseball, develop the basic skills necessary to play the game, and introduce the children to the basic rules of the game. This league will continue to provide skills development by using a modified 3 inning baseball game. The season starts the week of April 24th Ages 7, 8 & 9 AA: 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 as well as continuing education in the basic rules of the game is important part of this level of play. The season starts the week of April 24th 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. The age range is 9 thru 11 years old with select 7 and 8 year olds. The season starts the week of April 24th Ages 9, 10, 11 & 12 Majors: The Majors will continue to provide the best balance of skills development and competition. This league offers the highest level of competitive play in Little League. The 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. These teams are drafted after an evaluation by the coaches. Placement in the Majors are attained through tryouts. This information will be given at registration. Registration forms available at www.longmeadowlittleleague.org Ages 12-13 Intermediate Division The intermediate baseball division uses an expanded diamond with longer base paths (70 feet as compared to 60 feet in majors) and pitching distance (50 feet away from home plate, compared to 46 feet in majors) to prepare kids for the full size diamond used for high school and beyond. The team will travel to play against surrounding area Little League programs and there will be opportunities to compete in summer tournaments.

Longmeadow Softball Association The Longmeadow Softball program is run through the New England Youth Sports Association [NEYSA], and offers the opportunity for girls in Grades 1 thru 8 to participate in a program designed to teach the game of softball in a fun environment and eventually progress to an increasingly structured and competitive setting. For girls in Grades 1 & 2, the program focuses on basic skill development and incorporates 1 game per week with surrounding towns, for 6-8 weeks. Beyond Grade 2, all girls who wish to play must attend evaluations in March; all girls are placed on a team based on their skill level and age eligibility for 10U, 12U, or 14U travel teams. Games are scheduled 1-2 times per week in Longmeadow and local communities for a total of 10-15 games per season. The season starts at the end of April with regular season play and ends with playoffs for those teams that are eligible at the end of June. We aim for team sizes of 12-13 players. Games are structured with umpires and forfeit rules, so player attendance is critical. Once rosters are submitted to the league in mid-April, additional players cannot be added, no exceptions. The Longmeadow Softball Association (LSA) 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 softball. Registration: Sign-ups will take place at the Community House on the following dates: Tuesday, Feb. 7: 7 - 8pm, and Saturday, Feb. 25: 10am - 12pm Check us out on Facebook or our website (longmeadowsoftball.wordpress.com) to stay up to date on the latest softball news.

ONLINE REGISTRATION : www.longmeadowlittleleague.org LIVE REGISTRATION AT THE COMMUNITY HOUSE: SATURDAY, JAN 21ST 10AM-12PM SATURDAY, FEB 25TH 10AM-12PM Registration forms will be distributed through the schools in December and can be mailed in to the PO Box at the top of the form, or dropped off at the Parks and Recreation Department at The Community House. There is a $25 late fee for registrations received after February 28TH. Contact Steve at schiff143@aol.com or 413-374-7674 with any questions. Spring Boys Youth Lacrosse, Kindergarten through 8th Grade A great opportunity for your son to learn and experience the great game of lacrosse. The boys youth lacrosse program runs from early April until mid-June. K-2 instructional program meets on Saturday mornings. 3rd-8th inter-town program participates in the Connecticut Valley Youth Lacrosse League (www.cvyl.org), and practices and plays 3-4 times per week. Parents are responsible for all player equipment: stick, helmet, gloves, arm pads, shoulder pads, protective cup, and mouth guard. For more program information and to register, please visit www.longmeadowlacrosse.com.

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Sponsored Sports Associations Lacrosse with 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, and for early learners in kindergarten thru 2nd grade with skills and drills clinics typically held in May. Please visit our website for more information and to register for the 2017 season starting in January at www.lglax.com. 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. The season starts in late March with a few indoor events and ends in early June. Games start in April typically after school vacation in Longmeadow at Wolf Swamp fields or a school field, and in surrounding communities. You can expect around 3-4 lacrosse events per week at younger age groups with possibly up to 5 for older players during the season. Please contact Mark Pinkowski at mark.pinkowski@gmail.com, Jim Kennedy at jkennedyuec@comcast.net, or Tim Kingston at tkingston39@comcast.net for more information. Visit our official website at www.lglax.com.

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Come enjoy a night of family fun! Friday, Feb 24th -Doors open at 6pm, prompt start at 6:30pm Tickets: $2 per person ages 3 and up or $8 family max Includes 12 Bingo Cards per person All ages welcome! (children must be accompanied by an adult) Tickets purchased in advance at the Community House will receive a coupon for a FREE POPCORN! 10

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Fundraiser Longmeadow Ski Sale

To support the good works of the KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

***ONE DAY ONLY *** ONE DAY ONLY*** SATURDAY, December 17th from 9am to 3pm Better Than The Internet

OVER 2,000 ITEMS—New and Used Alpine Skis & Boots - Entry level to expert

Snowboards, Boots & Bindings Cross Country Equipment Twin Tip Skis Snowshoes

Skates Jackets & Pants Goggles & Gloves Helmets

St. Mary’s Parish Center 519 Longmeadow St (Rt. 5), Longmeadow, MA 01106 Be Early * Many One of a Kinds

* All Limited Quantities

SATURDAY DECEMBER 17TH 9am to 3pm - ONLY CONSIGNMENTS ACCEPTED - Friday December 16th from 4-6pm ONLY Saleable, Modern Equipment Only - No Clothing - Limit 5 items, NO Dealers!

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Greenwood Park 231 Maple Road - Longmeadow

SUMMER DAY CAMP 2017 Sneak Peek ***************************************************************************

GRAB YOUR FRIENDS AND JOIN THE FUN!

One week themed sessions: Kindergarten - Grade 10 Aloha Summer Reality Game Show Mania Space is the Place Captain Y & the Superheroes Wild Wild West Bugs Galore Summer Fiesta Jurassic World

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Multi Session Discount Daily Swim Lessons Extended Camp Hours Literacy Partnership with CLASP (Connected Learning in Afterschool and Summer Partnership)

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Winter & early spring 2017  

Longmeadow Parks & Recreation Department's Program Brochure for Winter & Early Spring 2017

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