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FALL & WINTER
AC T I V I T I E S FOR ALL AG E S
Park and Recreation Commission Leslie Tuttle, chair Robert Callahan, vice chair Amy Everitt Christopher Burke James Shea
City of Salem Council on Aging Board of Directors
Pat Donahue, chair Pam Greaves Elaine Heredeen Loretta Carroll Donna Clifford Julie Carver Dolores Nangle Alice Williams Jerry Ryan, City Council Liason
Park, Recreation & Community Services
Douglas J. Bollen, director William R. Woolley, asst. dir. Thomas H. O’Shea, foreman Tim Short, recreation supervisor Meghan Murtagh, activity coordinator, receptionist Sharon Felton, COA social work coordinator Lynne Barrett, COA outreach social worker Amy Walsh, COA transportation, nutrition coord. Sandy George, COA nutrition, volunteer coord. Alice M. LeBlanc, principal clerk Jackie Grimes, COA principal clerk Rosanna Donahue, bilingual receptionist Elizabeth Peterson, Witch House director Paul Lever Jr., golf course superintendent David Gilbert, Winter Island manager Jonathan Connolly, custodian
Dear Neighbors: We invite you and your family, once again, to read about the many exciting recreational opportunities offered to Salem residents through our Park, Recreation and Community Services Department. Even during the fall and winter months, the City of Salem is springing with activities and events for all ages to enjoy. Many of the activities and events that have become popular over the years will return this season. Whether you enjoy running the Wild Turkey Race, shooting hoops on a Youth Basketball League team, or seeing the talents of your neighbors in the Carmen Thompson Variety Show at the Senior Center, there will be plenty of ways to stay busy this fall and winter. Snow permitting, we will hold our fourth annual snowshoe race at the Olde Salem Greens golf course. Snowshoers of all levels have participated and I’m hoping to see an even larger crowd this year. The programs offered through the Park, Recreation and Community Services Department are a great way for us to take advantage of everything Salem has to offer. The City’s parks and playgrounds are the envy of the region and, thanks to these wonderful natural resources, we can offer a wide array of programs, activities and events. I’m grateful for all the talented and dedicated staff members who make these wonderful opportunities possible. Participating in Salem’s recreation programs ensures they will be available in the future, since all programs are financially supported by the Recreation Revolving Fund. This self-supporting fund generates revenue through registration fees and special events. Regardless of your age, whether you’re interested in playing sports, arts and crafts, exercise classes or, perhaps, starting a new hobby, there is an activity for you. We hope you’ll take advantage of some of the scores of programs listed in this booklet. You won’t regret it. Very truly yours,
Kimberley Driscoll, Mayor
Park, Recreation & Community Services Department 5 Broad Street, Salem, MA 01970 www.salem.com Phone: 978-744-0180 Fax: 978-744-7225
Council on Aging: 978-744-0924
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YOUTH COMMUNITY SCHOOLS PROGRAMS
Throughout the school year, various programs will be offered at the following schools directly after dismissal: Bates, Bentley, Bowditch, Carlton, Horace Mann, Saltonstall and Witchcraft. Check the Recreation page at salem.com for details. For information, or if you’re interested in leading a program, contact Tim Short at 978744-0180, ext. 20, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Age: 2-3 years, with parent participation Date: Session I: Thursdays, Sept. 20 to Nov. 8; Session II, Thursdays, Nov. 15 to Jan. 17 (no class Nov. 22 and Dec. 27); Session III, Thursdays, Jan. 24 to March 21 (no class Feb. 21) Time: 9 to 9:45 a.m. Fee: $45 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Along with valuable social skills, a USYGA-certified gymnastics instructor will teach children balance through tumbling, singing and dancing. Program includes parental participation. Snack provided. Instructor: Joan Wilkins
Age: 3-5 years Date: Session I: Thursdays, Sept. 20 to Nov. 8; Session II, Thursdays, Nov. 15 to Jan. 17 (no class Nov. 22 and Dec. 27); Session III, Thursdays, Jan. 24 to March 21 (no class Feb. 21) Time: 10 to 10:45 a.m. Fee: $45 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Similar to the Tumbleweeds program; however, in the Tumble Rollers program there will be no parental participation or snack provided. The class is limited to 10. Instructor: Joan Wilkins
Age: 3-5 years Date: Wednesdays, Nov. 7 to Dec. 12 Time: 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. Fee: $55 per child, $75 for two siblings Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. A fun way to introduce your child to yoga through games, poses, music and play. Yoga is great for all body types and helps foster positive self-image and physical flexibility. Yoga has been shown to help acclimate children to daily changes and reduce anxiety-related behaviors. No yoga experience required. Have your child bring a small, peanut-free snack and water in a spill-proof container. Pre-registration required; class limited to eight. Instructor: Sandra L’Italien
LEARN TO PLAY GUITAR
Age: Grades 6-8 Fee: $35, includes book Date: Thursdays, Oct. 18 to Dec. 6 (no class Nov. 22) Time: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to play the guitar, this is the class for you. You’ll start learning how to read music and play guitar chords so you can begin playing your favorite songs. Bring your own guitar. Pre-registration is required. Instructor: A.J. Connolly
VIDEO BOOT CAMP
Age: 8-14 years Dates: Wednesdays, Oct. 3 to 24 Time: 3:30 to 5 p.m. Fee: Free to Salem children Place: Salem Access TV studio, 285 Derby St. Learn the basic operation of Salem Access TV’s digital camcorders and video editing. Participants will use footage they shoot themselves to create a program in which they call the shots. Class limited to 10. Instructor: Patrick Kennedy. 3
YOUTH HARRY POTTER LEGO PLAYLAND
Ages: 5-10 Fee: $50 Date: Saturday, Oct. 27 Time: 9 a.m. to noon Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Create LEGO structures based on your own ideas. Work with thousands of LEGOs and Harry Potter LEGO characters. This program fosters individual creativity, as well as teamwork/cooperation skills. LEGOs stay with instructors, but the experience is yours forever. Children will keep a framed picture of themselves and what they create, as well as a magical hands-on science experiment. Bring a nut-free snack and drink. Program limited to 25. Instructors: Diane Dinell and Beth Meditz, Event-FULL!, LLC
STAR WARS DAY
Age: 5-10 years; limited to 30 participants Date: Thursday, Feb. 21 Time: Jedi Training Workshop, 9 a.m. to noon; Star Wars LEGO Playland, 1:2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Fee: $50 per child per workshop; lunch supervision is included if registered for both workshops. Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St Jedi Training Workshop: Interested in becoming a Jedi student? Activities include: designing and making your own recycled Droid; making a training light saber and learning what it is to be a Jedi Knight. Bring a nut-free snack and drink. Star Wars LEGO Playland: Use imagination to build Star Wars creations, like a Star Wars Space Craft, a Droid Factory, or a Jedi Training Arena. LEGOs stay with instructors, but the experience is yours forever. Children keep framed pictures of themselves and their creation, as well as a hands-on project they will make. Bring a nut-free snack and drink. Instructors: Diane Dinell and Beth Meditz, Event-FULL!, LLC 4
AMERICAN GIRL DOLL CREATE & PLAY
Ages: 5-10 Fee: $50 Date: Saturday, Oct. 27 Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Bring your special friend (does not have to be an American Girl Doll; or feel free to bring a favorite stuffed animal) to this workshop. Each participant will design an item for their friend that they will both love. What you make and take home will lead to hours of continued play and enjoyment. Send your child with a nut-free snack and drink. Program limited to 20. Instructors: Diane Dinell and Beth Meditz, Event-FULL! LCC
YOUTH MAD SCIENCE: NASA ACADEMY ACTING FOR YOUNGSTARS! OF FUTURE SPACE EXPLORERS Age: Grades 1-5 Grades: K-5 Fee: $99 Date: Oct. 1 to Dec. 3 (No class Oct. 8, Nov. 12) Time: 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Explore the Earth, Moon, Mars ... and beyond. Mad Science of Greater Boston brings you the excitement and wonder of space in the Academy of Future Space Explorers After-School Program, featuring exciting activities from the NASA Langley Center for Distance Learning. The Academy of Future Space Explorers takes children on a voyage of discovery. With unique hands-on activities, amazing demonstrations and fun, educational take-homes, this experience is out-of-this-world. Topics: Planets & Moons, Atmosphere & Beyond, Space Phenomena, Sun & Stars, Rocket Science, Space Travel, Space Technology, and Living in Space. Minimum enrollment for class to run is 12 children and the maximum is 20 children.
Age: 12-15 years Date: Thursday, Dec. 27, or Tuesday, Feb. 19 Time: 9:30 a.m. to noon Fee: $45 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Learn prevention, basic first aid, CPR, and what to do if someone is choking. Instructor Joan Wilkins has been teaching at the North Shore Medical Center since 1993 and has taught numerous babysitting, safety, First Aid and CPR courses. Participants will receive a certificate of completion.
Date: Session I: Oct. 11 to Nov. 15 Session II: Nov. 29 to Jan. 10 Session III: Jan. 17 to Feb. 28 Session IV: March 7 to April 11 Session IV: April 25 to May 30 Time: 2:30 to 4 p.m. Fee: $55 Place: Witchcraft Heights Elementary School This program explores techniques required to perform a character onstage in front of an audience, increase speaking skills and build overall confidence and creativity. This is done through a series of theater games and culminates in a showcase in front of an audience of family and friends. Class size limited to 12 students. Instructor: Jape Payette, JapeScape Productions. Visit japescape.com.
SUPERHERO SQUAD NEW!
Ages: Grades K-3 Date: Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24 Fee: $7 Time: 5-6 p.m. Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Promote your sidekick to superhero. Come dressed as your favorite crime fighter (or villain) and get ready to make superhero-themed crafts. Your tiny titan will learn about the origins of their favorite characters-and may even create some of their own.
YOUTH COMIC BOOK CLUB
Ages: Grades 4-6 Date: Feb. 27, March 6, 13, 20 Fee: $7 Time: 5-6 p.m. Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. If your head spins when your child explains the difference between Robin, Nightwing and Red Hood, send them to Comic Book Club. Here, they can discuss the various incarnations of Robin, as well as many other age-old comic book questions, such as: “Who is faster, Superman or The Flash?” and “Who is Batman’s fiercest foe?” Students may bring their own comic books to class to share. The instructor will also provide some. Note: Just like the movies, comic books come with ratings. Comic books that appeal to this age group are rated ‘T’ for teen and are appropriate for most readers 13 and up.
POTTERY FOR TEENS
Age: 13-18 years Date: Session I Sept. 21 to Oct. 26; Session II Nov. 2 to Dec. 14 Time: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Fee: $250 Place: ClayWorks Pottery Studio, 53 Mason St. Join us in a small class environment with lots of individual instruction while you learn to throw on potter’s wheel and hand build with clay. Basic glazing techniques will also be taught. Instructor: Kathy Wells, pottery teacher.
Age: 6-10 years Date: Oct. 3 and 17 Time: 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. Fee: $45 Place: ClayWorks Pottery Studio, 53 Mason St. Have a spooky good time while we make fun Halloween projects. Ghosts, coffins, black cats. 6
Use your imagination. Week one, create the project; week two glaze (paint) the project. Instructor: Kathy Wells, pottery teacher.
POTTERY: COOKIE PLATES
Age: 7-22 years Date: Nov. 5 and 19 Time: 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Fee: $40 Place: ClayWorks Pottery Studio, 53 Mason St. Come join us for a fun class and make two cookie plates, which could be wonderful holiday gifts. This class is specifically designed for students with special needs. Instructor: Kathy Wells, pottery teacher.
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YOUTH POTTERY: CLAY TRINKETS
Age: 7-12 Date: Jan. 9 and 23 Time: 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Fee: $45 Place: ClayWorks Pottery Studio, 53 Mason St. Use your imagination as we make fun trinkets out of clay. Teddy bears, dogs and fish are just the start.
SECRET FAIRY GARDEN
Age: 6-10 years Date: Saturday, April 6 Time: 2 to 4 p.m. Fee: $17, includes materials Place: Winter Island Function Hall (great art space with great views) Design and create a miniature fairy garden with flowers, small stones and dried natural products. Add a fairy house and some furniture made of natural materials such as twigs, acorns, stones, and shells. Add a fence to help keep your garden secret and a reflecting pool, too. Then, add your fairy and take home your completed garden. Class size limited to 15. Pre-registration required. For information, visit connectwithyourcreativity.com. Instructor: Paula Beaulieu.
DESIGN AN AMUSEMENT PARK
Age: 6-10 Date: Saturday, Oct. 13 Time: 2-4 p.m. Place: Function Hall at Winter Island Cost: $17, includes materials (minimum children needed: eight) Have an afternoon of fun using your imagination to create the amusement park of your dreams. Be the designer, architect, engineer as you work with a variety of art materials to create a 3-D birdâ€™s-eye view. What kind of rides will it have? What will make yours different than any
other? Are there certain things you need to include in your design? What will you call it? Local artist and art educator Paula Beaulieu will assist you with your ideas. Then, take home your completed amusement park. Visit connectwithyourcreativity.com.
PAINT PARTY FAMILY NIGHT
Age: 5 and up, with an adult Date: Friday, Jan. 18 (Snow date, Jan. 25) Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Fee: $10 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Participants will create various strokes and textures with paint, using a variety of wacky materials on large paper. Loosen up, experiment and enjoy the process with your child. No painting experience necessary. All materials supplied. Open to children 5 and older, accompanied by an adult. Limit 20 people total. Led by local artist and art educator, Paula Beaulieu. Visit connectwithyourcreativity.com.
CRAZY COMBOS FAMILY NIGHT
Age: 5 and up, with an adult Date: Friday, March 8 (Snow date, March 15) Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Fee: $10 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. See what interesting effects you can create when you mix up some unusual art combos. Participants will use aluminum foil and acrylics to create textured art that shimmers. Loosen up, experiment and enjoy the process with your child. No painting experience necessary. All materials supplied. Open to children 5 and older, accompanied by an adult. Limited to 20 people. Led by local artist and art educator, Paula Beaulieu.
Age: Grades K-5 Date: Tuesdays, Feb. 26, March 5, 12, 18, 25 Time: 6 to 7 p.m. Fee: $7 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Volunteer Steve Dibble has taught and supervised chess for more than 1,000 children over the past 20 years. Participants will become skilled at playing the oldest game in the world against new friends in a fun, relaxed setting. No knowledge of chess is needed and children of all abilities are invited. Many of these children go on to play well in Salemâ€™s Annual Chess Tournament, held on Saturday, March 31.
ANNUAL CHESS TOURNAMENT
Age: Grades K-5 Date: Saturday, March 30 Time: 9 a.m. Fee: Free Place: Winter Island Function Hall Volunteer Tournament Director Steve Dibble will host this double-elimination tournament in a low-pressure way, teaching good sportsmanship. Trophies will be awarded to the top four players. The tournament is exclusively for Salem residents. This event will determine the 2012 City of Salem Youth Chess Champion. Pre-registration is encouraged.
Age: 6-12 years Date: Thursdays, Oct. 4 to 25 Time: 6-7 p.m. Fee: $35 Place: Salem Willows tennis courts Learn the elements of the tennis court and how to keep score. Lessons will focus on the proper way to serve and hit, as well as all strokes. Instructor: Andrew Fritz
OPEN GYM PROGRAM
Age: Grades K-5 Date: Fridays, Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1 and 8 Time: 5 to 7 p.m. for grades K-2; 7:15 to 9 p.m. for grades 3-5 Fee: Free to Salem children Place: Bates Elementary School Instructors will supervise youth and organize games during these drop-in open gym hours. Parents are asked to sign their children in at drop-off and sign them out upon pickup. If Salem schools are dismissed early or closed due to snow, the program will be canceled for that night.
YOUTH BASKETBALL CLINIC
Age: Grades 3-5 Fee: $30 Date: Thursdays, Jan. 10 to Feb. 14 Time and Place: TBA This six-week program is designed to introduce basketball skills in a fun and exciting way. The drills and game play are designed for children of this age group in a way that they’ll have fun while learning and developing. Skills targeted will be; ball handling, shooting, passing and defense. Children of all skill levels are welcomed and individual attention will be given to each participant with their particular level of play in mind. Pre-registration is required. Instructor: Jamie Campbell, former coach for both Salem High and Marblehead.
CARTOON LEAGUE HOOPS
Age: 5 and older Date: Registration is Saturday, Nov. 24 Time: 9 a.m. to noon Place: Register at Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Children may stay in the program until they feel comfortable moving up to the more competitive Recreation League. For information, call Leo Higgins at 978-741-1893.
WINTER BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Age: Boys and girls, 9-15 years Fee: $40 Place: Registration at Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Registration will be held on Thursday, October 4, 5 to 8 p.m. If unable to attend the registration night, stop by the Senior Center during office hours in September to register. Players will be contacted by their coach for the season prior to Nov. 1. For information, call Director Cowan White, at 978-828-5450.
Age: Grades 6 to 8 Date: Tryouts will be held in October. Call for dates. Time: Girls, 6-7:30 p.m.; boys, 7:30-9 p.m. Call Director Cowan White, 978-828-5450.
HOLIDAY COLORING CONTESTS
Celebrate the holidays with the Salem Park, Recreation & Community Service Department’s Holiday Coloring Contests, open to children from Salem, up to age 12. Entries must be the child’s own work, with a limit of one entry per child. Paint, crayons, markers or pencils may be used. Use your imagination! For information, contact Tim Short, 978-744-0180, ext. 20, or email@example.com.
Santa will have a mailbox at the Salem Park, Recreation & Community Service Department! Children up to age 8 are welcome to mail their letters to Santa, in care of the Recreation Department, and he will mail a reply. Santa’s mailbox opens Monday, Nov.12. Letters must be received by Monday, Dec.17, in order to give our Santa plenty of time to respond. Program is free, but include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your letters. Drop them off at Salem Senior Center (5 Broad St.) or mail to: Santa’s Mail Box, Attn: Recreation Dept., 5 Broad Street, Salem, MA 01970.
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ADULT FITNESS ZUMBA DEMONSTRATION
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 25 Time: 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Fee: Free Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Join us for this exciting introduction to ZUMBA with instructor Don Bizzaro, licensed ZUMBA teacher. Get a feel for what ZUMBA is all about in this 30-minute free trial session.
Date: Tuesdays, Session I: Oct. 2 to Nov. 6; Session II Jan. 8 to Feb. 12 Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Fee: $54 per session, $10 drop-in fee Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Ditch the old workout routine and lose yourself (and your calories) in the Latin-inspired, easyto-follow beats of ZUMBA fitness! This program combines fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body using an aerobic/fitness approach to achieve a unique balance of cardio and muscle-toning benefits. Dancers and nondancers alike can immediately master a ZUMBA class. Exercise in a healthy, fun, party-like environment. Instructor: Don Bizzaro, Licensed ZUMBA teacher.
BEGINNER BALLROOM DANCING
Date: Wednesdays, Session I: Sept. 12 to Oct. 17; Session II: Jan. 9 to Feb. 13 Time: 7 to 8 p.m. Fee: $50 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. This six-week class is designed to introduce students to basic ballroom dance. Learn the magic of leading and following while learning the waltz, foxtrot, swing, and rumba. For information, call 978-655-4368. Instructor: Bonnie Peruffo.
INTERMEDIATE BALLROOM DANCING
Date: Wednesdays, Session I: Oct 31 to Dec 12 (no class Nov. 22); Session II: March 6 to April 10 Time; 7 to 8 p.m. Fee: $50 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. This class is a continuation of Beginner Ballroom. Add steps and style to the dances you know, while learning additional dances such as the cha-cha and tango. Couples and singles welcome. For information, call 978-655-4368. Instructor: Bonnie Peruffo.
Date: Wednesdays, Session I; Sept. 12 to Oct. 17; Session II; Oct. 31 to Dec. 12 (no class Nov. 22); Session III: Jan. 9 to Feb. 13; Session IV; March 7 to April 11 Time: 6 to 7 p.m. Fee: $50 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. This class is for those who have completed Intermediate Ballroom or its equivalent and are interested in continuing to dance while learning new steps, new dances and styling. Call 978655-4368. Instructor: Bonnie Peruffo.
Age: 18 and older Date: Tuesdays, Oct. 2 to 23 Time: 6-7 p.m. Fee: $35 Place: Salem Willows courts Lessons focus on the proper way to serve and rally. Students will compete for fun and play tennis with other participants. This program is a great way to get some exercise and stay in shape. Instructor: Andrew Fritz
OUR TREASURES WITCH HOUSE
This historic site offers public tours and educational programs. It is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the social history and material culture of the 17th century, as well as providing information about the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692 and their connection to the houseâ€™s longtime owner, Judge Jonathan Corwin. The Witch House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of Salemâ€™s historic McIntire District, was built between 1642 and 1675. It is the only home in modern Salem with direct ties to the witchcraft trials of 1692. The Witch House was restored to its
17th-century appearance in 1945 by Historic Salem, Inc., and opened to the public in 1947. Hosts are committed to providing an exemplary program that interprets history, architecture and collections in a relevant, educational and engaging way. Self-guided admission is $8.25 for adults, $6.25 for seniors (62 and older), $4.25 for youths (6-14), free for children under 6. AAA members receive $1 off. Guided tours are an additional $2.25. Half-hour tours are offered daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., April-November (sometimes until 6 p.m. in October). The Witch House is at
310 Essex St., on the corner of Essex and North streets. For information, call 978-7448815, or visit witchhouse.info.
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WINTER ISLAND PARK The park features: RV and tent camping (May 15 to Nov. 1); a public boat ramp (year-round); seasonal dinghy rack space; walking tours; gift store; function hall (year-round rentals); picnic areas for rent (May 15 to Nov. 1); public beach with lifeguard; access to the Salem Trolley; historic Fort Pickering lighthouse; and spectacular wedding locales. Call 978-745-9430, fax 978-745-1845, or direct e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. 12
Built in 1933 as a WPA project, Olde Salem Greens is a ninehole golf course on 75 of the 275 acres at Highland Park. Yardage is 3,026, with a par 35. Tee times may be scheduled six days in advance. Passes are available for both residents of Salem and nonresidents. We offer a Monday through Thursday special from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; two players for nine holes, plus cart for $38. We also offer a twilight special, along with weekend and afternoon specials. Call for times and prices. For tee times, prices or more information, call 978-744-2149 or 978-744-2124. Dress code requires all golfers to wear collared shirts. No jeans,
sweatpants or gym shorts are allowed. Soft-spike shoes only. A handicapped-accessible golf cart is available.
ADULT FITNESS EVENING YOGA FOR STRENGTH & FLEXIBILITY
Age: 16 and older Dates: Tuesdays Session I, Tuesdays, Sept. 18 to Oct. 23; Session II, Tuesdays, Oct. 30 to Dec. 4 (no class Nov. 27); Session III, Tuesdays, Dec. 11 to Jan. 22 (no class Dec. 25); Session IV, Jan. 29 to Mar. 19 (no classes Feb. 19 and 26). Time: 6 to 7 p.m. Fee: $45 for each session or $9 drop-in fee per class Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Participants will be introduced to Rasamaya yoga, which features smooth, flowing transitions. This class will include movements and postures that stretch and strengthen feet, Achilles tendons, hamstrings, glutes, back, and upper body, and open the hips. Exercises complement serious running or other aerobic exercise programs and help avoid injuries. Each class includes Sun Salutations, postures to strengthen the entire body, and core work. These allow participants to develop muscle strength without a formal weightlifting program. The small-group setting allows for individual attention. Bring your own mat and dress in comfortable clothes. Beginners and experienced practitioners are welcome. Instructor: Mark Taylor of the Rasamaya Movement Center, Newburyport, MA.
Age: 18 and out of high school Date: October through March Location: Collins Middle School gymnasium There will be a captains’ meeting in early October. Call for the location and time. For more information, visit volleyballsalem.weebly.com, or call 978-744-0180.
CORE CONDITIONING FOR RUNNERS
Date: Wednesdays, Session I, Sept. 5 to Oct. 24; Session II, Oct. 31 to Dec. 19; Session III, Jan. 2 to Feb. 20; Session IV, Feb. 27 to April 17 Time: 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. Fee: $40 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. This class will focus on building a strong and stable core for runners of all levels. A strong core will aid in proper running form, reduce fatigue on long runs and races, and help to prevent many injuries that are common to runners. We will incorporate a variety of running-specific strength and flexibility exercises using body weight, tubes, stability balls and other equipment. Modifications will be given for each exercise to make it more or less challenging. A side effect may even be brand-new “six-pack abs” for the coming racing season! Instructor: Karen Giroux, ACE Certified Personal Trainer and USA Track & Field Level 1 Coach.
WILD TURKEY RUNNING CLINIC
Age: 13 and older Date: Thursdays, Oct. 11 to Nov. 15 Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fee: $65; $55 Wicked Running Club Place: Salem Common This program is ideal for all levels and will focus on training for the 5-mile Wild Turkey Race. Entry into the race is included. Participants in this clinic will receive a customized training program and access to Toomey Sports Running Center’s online training program and running log at no extra charge. Participants will receive daily e-mails outlining the scheduled workouts for the day. More info at toomeysports.net. Coach: Mike Toomey, USTAF certified coach and owner of Toomey Sports Running Center.
ADULT FITNESS RUNNING CLINIC
Age: 13 and older Date: Thursdays, March 14 to May 2 Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fee: $75, $65 for Wicked Running Club Place: Bertram Field This clinic will focus on training for events from 5kâ€™s to half-marathons. Participants will receive a customized training program and access to Toomey Sports Running Centerâ€™s online training program and running log at no extra charge. The athletes will receive daily e-mails outlining the scheduled workouts for the day. These clinics are for athletes of all ability levels and ages. More information can be found at toomeysports.net. Instructor: Mike Toomey, USTAF certified coach and owner of Toomey Sports Running Center.
MORNING BOOT CAMP
Dates: Monday through Thursday, ongoing four-week sessions Time: 6 to 7 a.m. Fees: One workout per week, $36; two workouts per week, $60; three workouts per week, $84; four workouts per week, $125. Unlimited workouts with nutrition tracking, $140; $130 for five weeks, $145 for six weeks (twice a week: $85 for five weeks, $95 for six weeks) Place: Salem Common A conditioning program that has helped participants at all levels and abilities reach their fitness goals. Give yourself a one-month challenge to participate. One free week to all new recruits. We guarantee you will not be disappointed. Call Brandi Dion at 978-204-8588 or e-mail BnSfitness@yahoo.com.
ADULT FITNESS RACE SERIES 2013 The Salem Race Series gives runners a chance to experience a wide variety of seasonal events. All races start and finish in Salem and support City of Salem Recreation programs, as well as other local charities. The sixth annual Race Series will be a blast to the past. We are bringing back the original races that made the Salem Race Series so successful. Complete all five races and receive a hooded sweatshirt with the race series logo. The 2013 Race Series includes: 1) Tuesday, Jan. 1: Frosty Four New Year’s Day Race, 10 a.m. Four miles, relatively flat course, some rolling hills. In partnership with the Wicked Running Club. A portion of the proceeds supports youth scholarships. 2) Sunday, March 24: 5k Cross-Country Run at Olde Salem Greens, 9 a.m. A 5k, hilly and challenging course. A portion of proceeds benefits Salem High School’s cross country team. 3) Friday, Aug. 16: The Derby Street Mile, 7 p.m., one mile, flat course. A portion of proceeds benefits Salem Youth Basketball. 4) Saturday, Sept. 21: Wicked Half Marathon 8 a.m. A 13.1-mile loop through Salem and Marblehead. In partnership with B&S Fitness. 5) Thursday, Nov. 22: Wild Turkey 5-Mile Run, 8 a.m. A fairly flat course along scenic waterfront route. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem. To qualify for the hooded sweatshirt, you must officially register for and complete all five races listed. There is no extra fee to participate in the 2013 Race Series. Just fill out the application at right, return it by Jan. 1, 2013, and start training. * * * Thank you for your interest in the Salem Race Series. As a Road Runners Club of America ‘Runner Friendly Community,’ this race series encourages runners to experience the best in running and racing that Salem has to offer. — Tim Short, Salem Race Series Director
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ADULT FITNESS EVENING BOOT CAMP
Date: Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays, ongoing four-week sessions. Time: Monday and Wednesday, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; or Tuesday and Thursday, 7 to 8 p.m. Cost: One workout per week, $36; two workouts per week, $60; three workouts per week, $84 See Morning Boot Camp listing for description. For information, call Brandi Dion at 978-2048588 or e-mail BnSfitness@yahoo.com.
WEEKEND WARRIOR BOOT CAMP
Date: Saturdays (ongoing) Time: 8 to 9 a.m. Fees: $15 per workout; $40, four-week session Same as Boot Camp but training is indoors with more equipment. Great for those looking to
reach the next level of fitness in conjunction with our outdoor boot camp or people who only have time on the weekends to join a structured program. For information, call Brandi Dion at 978-204-8588 or e-mail BnSfitness@yahoo.com.
WOMENâ€™S ONLY BOOT CAMP
Date: Mondays and Wednesdays; ongoing four-week sessions. Time: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fees: One workout per week: $40 Two workouts per week: $78 Place: B&S Sport Science, Shetland Park See Morning Boot Camp listing for description. For information, call Brandi Dion, 978-204-8588 or e-mail BnSfitness@yahoo.com.
ADULT FITNESS FREE ZUMBA SERIES
Date: Fridays, Oct. 5 to Oct. 26 Time: 1 p.m. Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Age: 55 and older Fee: Free, sponsored Essex Park and Peabody Glen Rehabilitation and Nursing Party yourself into shape with a Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance-fitness program. If you love to dance, but find it hard to work out, this is the program for you. Itâ€™s high-energy, effective and easy to follow. Pre-registration required. Instructor: Dot McKeen
GENTLE EXERCISE Date: Tuesdays Time: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fee: Free
Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. For all fitness levels. Participants will be challenged to obtain the full benefits of an appropriate exercise level. Concentration is on overall muscle strength and endurance, joint mobility, balance and posture. Instructor: Bonnie Peruffo
Date: Monday-Friday Time: 10 a.m. Place: Salem Common The Walking Club meets Monday through Friday at the Salem Common Playground, starting in mid-October. The group walks throughout the winter months, depending on the weather. For information, send e-mail to email@example.com, or call 978-744-0924.
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ADULT ENRICHMENT CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN: BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED
Fee: $90, plus book (approx. $14) Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad Street
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Intermediate, Advanced Time: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. (intermediate) and 7 to 8 p.m. (advanced) Date: Tuesdays (eight classes per session) Session I Sept. 4 to Oct. 23 Session II: Nov. 6 to Jan. 8 (no class Dec. 25 or Jan. 1) Session III: Jan. 15 to March 5 Session IV: March 12 to April 30 Learn with a native Italian. Licia will teach you how to speak practical, everyday Italian and how to discover the real Italy while safely traveling. This class will cover Italian that people will actually understand and that you’ll have fun speaking. Practice modern Italian while conversing, role-playing and playing Italian games. For information, visit mammalicia.com online. Instructor: Licia Bester
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ADULT ENRICHMENT FRENCH
Date and time: TBA Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Georgette Pied will teach an introductory French course with a focus on conversational French. Call 978-744-0180 for session dates.
INTRO. TO SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESSES & STARTUPS
Age: 18 and older Date: Oct. 3 to 24 Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Fee: $45 Place: Salem State Univ. Library Computer Lab This program startups will explore popular social networks â€” Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn â€” and their function as marketing tools. Participants will create an account on each network and will be shown how to best utilize each site to promote a business or startup. Instructor: Amy Grishman
GETTING PAID TO TALK
Age: 18 and older Date: Monday, Nov. 19 Time:6:30 to 9 p.m. Fee: $15 Place: Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Participants will explore numerous aspects of voice-over work for television, film, radio, audio books, documentaries, and the Internet in the North Shore area, including how to prepare the all-important demo and how to earn a great income. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and to hear examples of demos recorded by professional voice actors. Participants will have a chance to record a commercial script under the direction of our voicecoaches.com producer. This class is informative, fun, and a great first step for anyone interested in voice acting professionally.
REIKI TRAINING: FIRST-DEGREE PRACTITIONER Date: Tuesday, Oct. 23 and Thursday, Oct. 25 Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Fee: $100 Place: Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Reiki (pronounced ray-key), is Japanese for universal life energy. Reiki energy flows through the hands of the practitioner and into the person, animal or plant being treated, enhancing and accelerating the natural healing processes in the body. It helps to restore balance and harmony and promotes the relaxation response. Participants will learn the foundations of Usui Reiki, how to use Reiki energy to heal, and receive the Reiki First-Degree attunement, which will open your chakras to Reiki energy. You will also receive a training manual and, upon completion, receive a certificate as a Reiki Level I Practitioner. Instructor: Elaine Tavis, RMT
REIKI TRAINING: SECOND-DEGREE PRACTITIONER
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 27, and Thursday, Nov. 29 Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Fee: $200 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. During this two day class, you will receive an attunement that will increase the amount of Reiki energy you channel and you will learn Reiki Symbols that will allow you to focus on emotional and mental health. Learn how to perform Reiki from a distance or remotely. You will receive a Reiki II manual and upon completion of the program you will be given a Reiki II Practitioner certificate. Prerequisite: Usui Reiki First Degree. Instructor: Elaine Tavis, RMT
ADULT ENRICHMENT REIKI & MORE
Date: First and third Monday of each month, starting Oct. 1 Time: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., by appointment only Fee: $20 per 30-minute session Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. First-time clients are eligible for a free 20minute session. Instructor: Elaine Tavis, Reiki Master, Angel Healing Practitioner, Reconnective Practitioner, and Tuning Fork Therapist. To experience one of the many treatments offered, call 978-744-0924 to make an appointment.
Age: 16 and older Date: Thursdays, Jan. 3 to Feb. 7 Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fee: $45, plus materials
Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Discover the magic of quilting. Turn ordinary pieces of fabric into a beautiful handmade quilt or wall hanging. If you have already started a quilt, bring it along. For all quilting levels. Instructor: April MacPhail
Age: 18 and older Date: Session I, Sept. 20 to Oct. 25; Session II, Nov. 1 to Dec. 13 Time: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fee: $240 Place: ClayWorks Pottery Studio, 53 Mason St. Join us in a small class environment with lots of individual instruction while you learn to throw on potter wheel and hand build with clay. Basic glazing techniques will also be taught. Instructor: Kathy Wells, pottery teacher.
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ADULT ENRICHMENT POTTERY: FLOWER PLATTERS
Age: 18 and older Date: Sept. 12 and 26 Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Fee: $55 Place: ClayWorks Pottery Studio, 53 Mason St. Using fresh flowers and leaves, the class will create two colorful slab platters. Instructor: Kathy Wells
POTTERY: VASE / WINE CHILLER Age: 18 and older Date: Oct. 3 and 17 Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Fee: $55 Place: ClayWorks Pottery Studio, 53 Mason St. Using slab technique, students will create a unique vase or wine chiller to use during the holidays. Instructor: Kathy Wells
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 17 Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Fee: $65 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. This program introduces students to the method of lighting, shading and blending paint colors, using acrylic paintings. Students will learn the correct method of loading the brush, along with learning the various types of strokes. A great beginner or refresher class. Supplies included. Instructor: Jeanette Lerner
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 24 Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Fee: $65 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Students will learn the strokes to paint a rose buds and a full cabbage rose along with leaves. Always a favorite subject to paint. Supplies included. Instructor: Jeanette Lerner
PAINTING HYDRANGEA TEA BOX
Date: Wednesdays, Nov. 7 to Dec. 12 Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Fee: $65 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Students will learn to paint hydrangea in beautiful blues and purples. Add some leaves and stripes to create a beautiful hand-painted design. Our design will be painted on a wooden tea box pretty enough to display. Students will have the option to paint a keepsake instead. A list of supplies will be provided at signup. Instructor: Jeanette Lerner
WALL DÉCOR WITH VINTAGE PEAR DESIGN
Date: Wednesdays, Sept. 19 to Oct. 10 Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Fee: $65 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Students will create a beautiful and unique wall décor with a vintage/Tuscan look. This fun is for all levels of painters. A list of supplies will be provided at signup. Instructor: Jeanette Lerner
AUTHENTIC ITALIAN COOKING
Date: Every other Wednesday Session I: Sept. 5, 19, Oct. 3, 17 Session II: Feb. 20, March 6, 20, April 3 Time: 8 to 9 p.m. Fee: $130, authentic ingredients included Place: TBA, in Salem Licia will show you how to prepare authentic food that is healthful and delicious, yet simple to prepare. Enjoy real Italian dishes and learning Italian cooking, culture, history and buying tips. Bring your own drink (or bottle) to each lesson. Be advised that food prepared may contain common allergens. Instructor: Licia Bester.
ADULT ENRICHMENT METAPHYSICAL MESSAGES WITH LINNEA
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 7 or Dec. 4 Time: 7 p.m. Fee: $25 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Linnea will present an evening of metaphysical education and spiritual communication, answering questions on the metaphysical realm. A demonstration of mediumship will follow. Bring an object (psychometry) or a picture (photo recognition), as participants take a spiritual journey. Linnea is a radio talk host on blogtalkradio.com. Visit linneastar.com.
BROAD ST. READERS BOOK CLUB
Date: Second Thursdays monthly, beginning Oct. 11 Time: 10 to 11 a.m. Place: Salem Senior Center Age: 55 and older A new book club, hosted by the Salem Public Library, will meet at the Senior Center once a month, introducing and discussing all types of books – fiction, non-fiction, from modern to historical. Large print and audio books are available upon request. Books will be provided by the Salem Public Library. All are invited to participate in the group. To register, call the Council on Aging Activity Coordinator, 978-744-0924, ext. 22.
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ADULT ENRICHMENT CPR: AMERICAN HEART ASSOC. HEALTH PLAN OPTIONS FOR Date: Thursday, Nov. 1 or March 7 PEOPLE WITH MEDICARE Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fee: $50 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation with AED and the risk factors of heart attack and stroke in this American Heart Association course. Professional Rescuer certification available. Instructor: Joan Wilkins.
WHERE’S THE CARE?
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 17 Time: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. The Elder Insider will present a workshop titled “Where’s the Care?” The workshop will discuss how to find assistance with issues on aging, and where to go for help. This free seminar will help you navigate through the many choices and resources available. All are welcome to attend. Pre-registration required; call the Senior Center, 978-744-0924.
PLANNING FOR MEDICARE: ‘COUNTDOWN TO 65’
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 16 Time: 5 p.m. Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. A comprehensive worksite seminar that explains decisions people make when they become eligible for Medicare, and how they enroll in the Medicare program. We also discuss working past Medicare eligibility and how coverage options and choices affect a dependent spouse. A shorter section is dedicated to health plan options, if people retire and lose employer coverage prior to being eligible for Medicare. Presented by Heather Hurd, Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Pre-registration required, call 978-7440924.
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 14 Time: 10 a.m. Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Offered by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts, this presentation includes an explanation of Medicare, Medicare prescription drug benefits, how Medigap plans and Medicare Advantage plans work with Medicare, as well as provide updates for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts 2013 plan offerings. This seminar makes complex information easy to understand. A question-and-answer session will follow. All are welcome regardless of your insurance coverage. Pre-registration is required; call 978-744-0924.
NEW IN MEDICARE FOR 2013
Date: Thursday, Oct. 4 Time: 12:15 a.m. Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. A representative from the SHINE program at Mystic Valley Elder Services will update attendees on changes in Medicare. Hear about the preventive benefits Medicare now covers, as well as cost-saving programs available to those who qualify. Attendees will be able to schedule an appointment with a SHINE counselor for an individual counseling session at a later date. The annual Medicare Open Enrollment starts Oct. 15 and ends on Dec. 7, during which people may enroll in a new plan or change Medicare coverage for the following year. This is also an opportunity to review one’s current coverage. State-certified SHINE (Medicare) counselors will help attendees understand their plan, as well as other options. Pre-registration required, call 978-744-0924.
ADULT ENRICHMENT SUCCESSFUL AGING
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 19 Time: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. The Elder Insider will present an information talk on “Successful Aging.” Topics include: understanding the process of aging in place, your options and the local resources available. Talk with a panel of experts in the field of finance, healthcare, organizing and more. All are welcome to attend. Pre-registration required; call 978-744-0924
MAXIMIZING YOUR COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID
Date: Monday, Oct. 15 Time: 7 to 9 p.m. Fee: $15 per person; $20 per couple Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Financial aid will be demystified for parents of college-bound high school students. They will also learn how to access $90 billion in financial aid, money even available to high-income families and business owners. Protect assets and the equity in your home by maximizing eligibility for aid, effectively lowering the college costs. Free comprehensive analysis for all attendees. Pre-registration required. Lecturer: Don Anderson of College Funding Advisors, Inc.
Date: Tuesdays, Oct. 16 to Nov. 20 Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Fee: $52, supplies not included Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Local artist Marty Riskin brings many years of teaching experience to the Senior Center. All skill levels are welcome. Painting will be in oils, acrylics and watercolors. Or if you simply like to draw, this class is for you. Classes will be casual and friendly. Riskin’s teaching style is hands-on and gets great results. Pre-registration required; sign up at the Senior Center, 978-744-0924.
Date: Wednesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m.; Thursdays, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Age: 55 and older Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Learn how to use a mouse and keyboard, send e-mail, search the Internet, play games and more. Class is free, but limited to three students per session. Salem residents have priority. Call 978-744-0924 to sign up. Instructor: Wednesday, Betsy Horne; Thursday, John Walsh
ADULT ENRICHMENT CHESTNUT ST. WALKING TOUR
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 13 Time: 10 a.m. Place: Meet at 48 Chestnut St. Fee: Free Treat yourself to a late-autumn stroll down one of the most beautiful streets in America. Learn how the men behind Salem’s “Great Age of Sail” influenced the establishment and design of this popular neighborhood. Details about individual house histories and architectural details will be shared. Sign up at the Senior Center, 978-7440924.
Date: Every other Wednesday, beginning Oct. 3 Time: 9:30 a.m. Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Work on a group project and craft to donate to local charities, while also having the opportunity to share ideas and work on individual projects. This group has already donated a quilt to the Friends of the Council on Aging and baby quilts to Salem Hospital. Their handiwork has also appeared in quilt shows throughout the North Shore. For information, call 978-744-0924.
SPECIAL TRIPS These trips are intended for all ages. For information or reservations, call 978-744-0924. Saturday, Oct. 6: Boston College vs. Army at West Point …$75 per person Travel to Michie Stadium on the campus of the United States Military Academy, West Point, as the B.C. Eagles take on the Black Knights. Reserved seating is in the end zone for this noon game. The bus will leave the Higgins Middle School, King Street, Peabody, at 6 a.m. Make checks payable to Fox Tours. Thursday, Oct. 11: Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, Turkey Train ... $74 per person Start your day with shopping at the Christmas Tree Shop followed by a two-hour scenic train ride through New Hampshire and a turkey dinner from Hart’s Turkey farm. A stop at Apple Hill Farm will be made before returning home. Make checks payable to Brush Hill Tours. Tuesday, Oct. 23: Jack-o-lantern Spectacular ... $59 per person Enjoy dinner at Buca Di Beppo Italian restaurant in Seekonk, before visiting Roger Williams Park in Rhode Island and seeing hundreds of artfully carved jack-o-lanterns depicting people, places and scenes from popular culture to old-time favorites. Make checks payable to Brush Hill Tours. Saturday, Dec. 1: New York City Christmas shopping, sightseeing ... $49 per person Visit Rockefeller Center, Christmas displays, New York’s famous museums or just shop. This is an on-your-own trip, no meals included. Make checks payable to Fox Tours. Saturday, Dec. 15: Bright Nights at Forest Park ... $64 per person Visit the Oakwood Farm Christmas Barn for unique holiday items and ornaments, then dine at the historic Salem Cross Inn. Later, enjoy a two-mile, 35-minute ride of Forest Park, with more than 65,000 Christmas lights. Make checks payable to Fox Tours.
ADULT ENRICHMENT BEAUPORT MANSION
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 15 Time: 10 a.m. Place: The Phillips House, 34 Chestnut St. Fee: Free Age: 55 and older Join Historic New England staff for a virtual tour of Historic New England’s crown jewel property — the Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House. Learn about the life of an early interior decorator and his eclectic styles, as well as historic preservation through the years. Light refreshments will be served. Pre-registration required; sign up at the Senior Center, 978-744-0924.
Date: Tuesday, March 12 Time: 10 a.m. Place: Phillips House, 34 Chestnut St. Fee: Free Age: 55 and older Join Historic New England staff for a lecture based on the unique collection of boxes found at Cogswell’s Grant in Essex. Through the years, Nina Fletcher Little, who once lived in the home, collected hundreds of boxes and wrote a book that explored their uses and styles over the centuries. Light refreshments will be served. Pre-registration required, sign up at the Senior Center, 978-744-0924.
THE STEIKIONIS FAMILY OF NEWBURY
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 12 Time: 10 a.m. Place: The Phillips House, 34 Chestnut St. Fee: Free Age: 55 and older Join Historic New England staff for a look at life of Jacob and Dorothy Stekionis, immigrants from Lithuania, who lived at the SpencerPierce-Little Farm for much of the 20th century and raised three daughters there. This talk highlights the immigrant experience and the point of view of a working family. Light refreshments will be served. Pre-registration required; sign up at the Senior Center, 978-744-0924.
Date: Tuesdays, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4 Time: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Tell your stories, whether they’re made up or real. Members meet to share their experiences through the written word, handwritten or printed. Comments and critique may be solicited, but are not required. No previous writing experience is necessary. Instructor: Linda Conrad
ALL AGES OLDE SALEM GREENS: SPECIAL GOLF RATE
Date: Monday through Thursday Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fee: $38 for two people and cart. For information, call 978-744-2149.
FRIENDS OF SALEM WOODS
Date: First Saturday monthly, through Nov. 3 Time: 9 a.m. Fee: Free Place: Salem Woods Join The Friends of Salem Woods as members lead a 2.5-mile walk. Walkers will meet at the trailhead located at the rear of the parking lot at Olde Salem Greens golf course on Willson Street. Call Chris Burke at 978-210-9937.
EERIE EVENINGS: TALES AT THE WITCH HOUSE
Date: Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 Time: 6 to 10 p.m., every 20 minutes Place: Witch House, 310 Essex St. Six nights of eerie tales in a 17th-century mansion that was once the home of witchcraft trials judge Jonathan Corwin. Eerie Evenings continues a 22-year tradition of live storytelling, featuring costumed actors, startling stories and authentic settings. Reservations recommended. Call 978-744-8815 for tickets and information, or visit witchhouse.info.
COUNCIL ON AGING: AT YOUR SERVICE
We offer curb-to-curb transportation to and from the Senior Center, 5 Broad St., as well as to medical appointments, stores, and other places in and around Salem. Vans are handicapaccessible (please specify when reserving a ride), and are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations are required two business days in advance and donations are accepted. Call 978-744-0924.
Hot, nutritious meals are available, with prior reservation, Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m., at the Senior Center. Home-delivered meals are offered to homebound elders. A donation is requested. Call 978-744-0924.
Licensed Social Workers provide information and referral, support and assistance to folks who have questions or concerns. They can assist with problems related to Social Security, health insur-
ance, housing and many other personal issues. Call 978-744-0924 to schedule an appointment with either Sharon Felton or Lynne Barrett.
A registered nurse is available, during certain regularly scheduled hours, for checking blood pressure, reviewing medications and conducting a variety of health screenings. Health education programs are held regularly and flu shots are offered annually. Podiatry services and hearing clinics are also offered. Call 978-744-0924.
Explore a new path by volunteering. We have a wonderful group of volunteers at the Senior Center. Without these dedicated and talented individuals, we would not be able to offer the array of services that we do. We are always in need of more volunteers. If you are interested in giving some of your time to help others, please consider joining us at the Senior Center. Call 978-744-0924.
ALL AGES WITCH HOUSE EVENTS
Place: Witch House, 310 Essex St. Time: 1 to 3 p.m. Dates: Sept. 21-23, 28-30; Quakers in Early Salem will be explored during Essex National Heritage Commission’s ‘Trails and Sails’ festival. Learn about their origins, beliefs and treatment at the hands of their Puritan neighbors. Dates: Oct. 1-31; History of Spiritualism and Ghost Hunting is an interesting look at how prominently this subject has been woven into Salem’s history. Free with admission. Call 978-744-8815, or visit witchhouse.info.
Date: Saturday, March 30 Time: 1 p.m. Fee: $5 Place: Winter Island Function Hall Volunteer Tournament Director Steve Dibble will run and participate in this fun double-elimination tournament. Trophies and prizes will be awarded. Exclusively for Salem residents or City of Salem employees. This annual event will determine the 2012 City of Salem Cribbage Champion. Pre-registration is encouraged.
DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE
Date: Nov. 28 and Dec. 12 Time: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Fee: $40 Place: ClayWorks Pottery Studio, 53 Mason St. Make and decorate six clay ornaments for the holidays. Week one, create the project; week two, glaze (paint) the project. Pieces will be fired and a pickup time will be arranged. Instructor: Kathy Wells, pottery teacher.
Date: Thursday, Sept. 27 Time: 4-7 p.m. Where: Salem Senior Center, 5 Broad St. The Salem Park, Recreation & Community Services Department (PRCS) invites residents of Salem to attend its annual fall open house. The event will showcase the activities, classes and programs planned for residents of all ages, from toddlers to senior citizens. There will also be demonstrations, handouts and light refreshments. Staff members from the PRCS and program instructors will be on hand to greet participants, answer questions, and assist with program enrollment. Contact Tim Short at 978-744-0924, ext. 21, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
POTTERY: CLAY ORNAMENTS
ALL AGES WICKED HALF- MARATHON
Date: Saturday, Sept. 22 Time: Registration begins 6 a.m.; start is 7 a.m. Fee: Pre-registration $45 (add $5 after Sept. 1). Run for the ADA or Plummer Home for an additional donation. All proceeds go to the designated charity. Place: Bentley School, 25 Memorial Drive The course is a13.1-mile loop through Salem and Marblehead. All finishers will receive a custom medal. For information, call B&S Event Management at 978-836-0271, or direct e-mail to BnSfitnessevents@yahoo.com. Register online at racewire.com.
DEVILâ€™S CHASE 6.66-MILER
Date: Saturday, Oct. 27 Time: Registration at 6:30 a.m.; start at 8 a.m. Fee: Pre-registration is $35 (add $5 after Oct. 1). Run for the Plummer Home for an additional donation. All proceeds go to the designated charity. Place: Salem Willows tennis courts Cash prize to top male/female devil finisher. Devil costume and Halloween costume awards will be presented. For information, call B&S Event Management at 978-836-0271, or direct e-mail to BnSfitnessevents@yahoo.com. Register online at racewire.com.
WILD TURKEY FIVE-MILE
Date: Thursday, Nov. 22 Time: 8 a.m. Fee: $22 pre-registration; $25 on race day Place: Boys & Girls Club, 13 Hawthorne Blvd. Ninth annual race benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Salem. First 1,150 registrants receive a long-sleeved Brooks technical shirt. Applications available at the Senior Center, 5 Broad St., and at the Boys & Girls Club,13 Hawthorne Blvd., or send e-mail to email@example.com.
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 1 Time: 10 a.m. Fee: $20 through Dec. 1; $25 after Dec. 1 Place: Old Town Hall, Front St. Technical shirts given to the first 400 registrants. A portion of proceeds will go toward a scholarship fund for area high school studentathletes. Held in partnership with the Wicked Running Club. Register at the Senior Center, 5 Broad St., or visit wickedrunningclub.com/wicked-frosty-four.
Date: Sunday, Jan. 13 Time: 10 a.m. Place: Olde Salem Greens golf course The Salem Park, Recreation & Community Services Department presents the fourth annual Olde Salem Greens Snowshoe Classic. The course is approximately 5k and include double and single-track trails. A limited number of loaner snowshoes will be available for a small fee, courtesy of Dion Snowshoes. If there is not enough snow, the race will be a trail run. For information, contact Tim Short at 978-744-0180, ext. 20, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CROSS COUNTRY 5K
Date: Sunday, March 24 Time: 9 a.m. Fee: $15 pre-registration; $17 on race day Place: Olde Salem Greens golf course This 11th annual event benefits the Salem High School cross-country team and Salem Youth Basketball program. Sign up at the Senior Center, 5 Broad St., or direct e-mail to email@example.com.
F.Y.I. COMMUNITY APPRECIATION AWARDS NIGHT
SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS ! Little League; Pat Chasse 978-807-3464 ! Babe Ruth Baseball; Tom Crane 978-741-3059 ! American Legion Baseball; Dr. Stephen Ryan 978-744-6060 ! No. Shore Industrial Men’s League; Ken Woodbury 508-932-4119 ! Women’s Softball League; Barbara Pelletier 978-922-2135 ! Salem Youth Soccer; Kathleen Mullen 978-587-7408 ! Salem Youth Football; Jeff Lubas 978-836-8154 ! Salem/Swampscott Youth Hockey; Dan Dandreo 781-985-4059 ! Youth Basketball; Cowan White 978-828-5450 ! Cartoon League Basketball; Leo Higgins 978-741-1893 ! Youth Lacrosse; Brian Almquist 978-766-0194 ! Wicked Running Club; firstname.lastname@example.org ! Comprehensive Racing (Salem Cycle); Kurt Maw 617-429-0454 ! SpiderOne Racing; Brandi Dion 978-204-8588 ! Up-to-date road race information; salemroadraces.com 30
The Park & Recreation Commission will hold its fourth annual Community Appreciation Awards Night on Wednesday, January 30 to honor businesses, organizations and individuals who have made contributions to support its efforts. Send e-mail to Tim Short at email@example.com to nominate people in any of the following categories: Innovative Program Award, Business Appreciation Award, Community Partnership Award, and Volunteer Appreciation Award. Include the name of the company or individual you would like to be considered for recognition, along with a brief explanation as to why you think they are deserving.
Applications for summer employment are available at the Senior Center, 5 Broad Street. Seasonal positions are available as lifeguards, maintenance workers, day playground program instructors and at Olde Salem Greens. For information, contact Tim Short at 978-744-0180, ext. 20, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may register online for recreation programs by visiting salem.com and clicking on ‘Online Recreation Program Registration’ under the ‘Residents’ section. Pre-registration is encouraged for all programs. Registering in advance helps prevent programs from being unnecessarily canceled due to low enrollment.
LIKE TO LEAD?
If you would like to lead a program that is of interest to the community, contact Recreation Supervisor Tim Short at 978-744-0180, ext. 20, or e-mail email@example.com.
F.Y.I. DOG PARK
The Salem Dog Park is located at Leslieâ€™s Retreat Park on the North River, off North Street. A yearly Pooch Pass is required. They may be purchased during office hours at the Park, Recreation & Community Services Dept., 5 Broad St., for $25. Proceeds are dedicated to maintaining and improving the Dog Park. For the safety of park users, to purchase a Pooch Pass you must present your town/city dog license, documentation from your vet that your dog is current on rabies and distemper, and is spayed or neutered. The Dog Park was built by Salem Play Areas for Canine Exercise (SPACE), a 501(c)(3) non-profit group that continues to work to improve the park. Contributions are tax-deductible and can be mailed to SPACE, P.O. Box 8875, Salem, MA 01970. For information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOUTH COACH CERTIFICATION
The Park, Recreation & Community Services Department is a local chapter of the National Youth Sports Coaches Association and provides certification classes for youth sports coaches in Salem. We have worked with Salem Youth Basketball and Little League Baseball, certifying more than 100 youth coaches in Salem. To arrange for a certification class for your organization, call 978-744-0180.
PARK AND POOL RENTALS Rental requests for Camp Naumkeag will be taken starting Wednesday, Jan. 2. For details, call David Gilbert at 978-745-9430. *** The pool at Forest River Park will be available to rent from 6-8 p.m., during the months of July and August, 2013. *** The gazebo at Salem Common and the shell at Salem Willows are also available to rent. For Information, call Tim Short, 978-744-0180, ext. 20, or e-mail email@example.com.
As weather allows, the Park, Recreation & Community Services Department will have an ice rink set up on Salem Common, open to Salem residents. There is no charge, but you must bring your own skates.
REGISTRATION FORM Name: ________________________ Date of Birth ____/____/____ Under 60 ___ Over 59 ___ Address: _____________________________City:__________________ Male ___ Female ___ Phone: _________________________ E-mail: __________________ @ __________________ Disability, allergy or medical information: ___________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Total $_____________ LIABILITY: I understand that the City of Salem Park, Recreation & Community Services Department, School Department, and or the instructors are not liable for personal injuries, or loss of, or damage to personal property. Should I or the participant(s) named above require emergency medical attention, I hereby grant permission to the attending physician and/or appropriately trained personnel to undertake administration of anesthesia, medical, X-ray and surgical procedures as may be deemed necessary or advisable. I understand, however, that every reasonable effort, under the circumstances, will be made to contact me or the emergency contact person (specified by me, below) in the event of an emergency. REFUND POLICY: If you are dissatisfied with a program for any reason, the Park, Recreation & Community Services Department must be notified in writing before the beginning of the second class to receive a refund. A 50 percent processing fee will be deducted for any approved refund. For programs held at Salem schools, we follow the school cancellation policy. If school is closed, we do not run classes or programs. We will do our best to contact everyone if the class is cancelled before it starts, but we cannot guarantee prior notification. We will do our best to reschedule a makeup for a cancelled class, but there is no guarantee of a makeup. A $25 processing charge will be assessed for any checks returned by your bank.
______________________________________________________________________________ Signature of participant (or parent/guardian if under 18) Date Emergency Contact Information Name:__________________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Make checks payable to: City of Salem Park and Recreation 5 Broad St., Salem, MA 01970
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The Salem Park, Recreation & Community Services Booklet offers readers a look at all the events and programs that the department offers.