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S A L E M R E C R E AT I O N S P RIN G & S UM M E R

2012


Park, Recreation & Community Services Department Phone: 978-744-0180 Fax: 978-744-7225

Council on Aging phone: 978-744-0924

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ALL AGES ........................................................................2-10

Trips ...........................................................................................................................2 Running...................................................................................................................3-5 Water sports............................................................................................................5-7 Witch House events ...................................................................................................7 Green events.........................................................................................................9-10 Fourth of July, Heritage Days ...................................................................................10

YOUTHS..........................................................................11-20

Day Playground Program .........................................................................................11 Lip Sync Night ..........................................................................................................15 Sports clinics .......................................................................................................18-20

OUR TREASURES ..............................................................16 ADULTS: FITNESS.........................................................21-27

Team sports..............................................................................................................21 Dancing ...............................................................................................................21-23 Yoga, t’ai chi, reiki, meditation.............................................................................23-25

Walking, running, exercise ..................................................................................25-27

ADULTS: ENRICHMENT ................................................28-37

COUNCIL ON AGING SERVICE GUIDE .............................36 FYI: HELPFUL INFORMATION ......................................38-39

REGISTRATION FORM .......................................................40 KEEP UP!

Salem residents and business owners may register for emergency announcements and informational alerts from the City. Visit www.salem.com and click on the ‘CODE RED’ link. Front cover: Hula hoopers at Forest River Park. Photo by Bill Woolley Back cover: At the playground in Forest River Park. Photo by Bill Woolley.


ALL AGES TRIPS

All trips are open to all ages and people from all communities. For information and reservations, call Meghan Murtagh at 978-744-0924, ext. 22.

Saturday, April 21: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, $69 per person. Explore on your own Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty (tickets included) followed by a stop at the Ground Zero Memorial. Meals on your own. Make checks payable to “Fox Tours.”  Saturday, May 5: Parker’s Maple Barn, $59 per person. Travel to Mason, N.H., for an authentic maple sugar feast, followed by a visit to the Anheuser-Busch Brewery, home of the Clydesdale horses. Make checks payable to “Fox Tours.”  Friday, June 1: Fenway Park Tour, $62 per person Enjoy an early-afternoon tour of the home of the Boston Red Sox, followed by lunch at the Venezia Waterfront Restaurant with choice of baked haddock, chicken parmigiana or steak tips. Make checks payable to “Brush Hill Tours.”  Sunday, June 3: ‘B’ is for Brunch, $70 per person Eat a delectable brunch buffet at the beautiful Giorgio’s Restaurant, followed by a visit to Swan Chocolates, where each participant will go home with a goodie. Before heading home enjoy guided tour of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. Make checks payable to “Best of Times.”  Tuesday, Aug. 7: Lake Winnipesaukee Cruise, $89.95 per person One-hour scenic tour out of Weirs Beach, with lunch at the Lake House in Meredith, N.H., with choice of baked scrod, grilled boneless chicken breast or roast pork loin. End your day with a visit to the Castle in the Clouds. Make checks payable to “Best of Times.”  Tuesday, Sept.18: Salem Cross Inn and Quabbin Reservoir, $79 per person A complete lunch at the Salem Cross Inn will be served before you visiting reservoir. A local guide with will guide a tour filled with history. Make checks payable to “Gateway Travel.”  Friday, Sept. 21: Bourne Scallop Festival, $62 per person Join us for the 43rd anniversary of the largest seafood festival in New England, also enjoying a 90-minute Cape Cod Canal cruise. Choose from a scallop or roast chicken luncheon. Make checks payable to “Brush Hill Tours.”  Thursday, Oct. 11: Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, Turkey Train, $74 per person Shopping at the Christmas Tree Shop, followed by a two-hour scenic train ride through New Hampshire and a complete 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 an early dinner at Buca Di Beppo Italian Restaurant in Seekonk, Mass., before visiting Rogers Williams Park in Rhode Island. The park is filled with 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 enjoy shopping. This trip is on your own; no meals included. Make checks payable to “Fox Tours.”  Saturday, Dec. 15: Bright Nights at Forest Park, $64 per person Stop at Oakwood Farm Christmas Barn for unique Christmas items and ornaments. Enjoy dinner at the historic Salem Cross Inn. Enjoy a two-mile, 35-minute ride through Forest Park; and see more than 65,000 holiday lights. Make checks payable to “Fox Tours.” 


ALL AGES NORTH SHORE WELLNESS FAIR TACHE REALTY 5K ROAD RACE & FUN WALK WICKED HALF-MARATHON

Date: Sunday, April 29 Time: 9 a.m. Fee: $20 Place: Salem State University O’Keefe Center A flat 5K race starting and finishing at Salem State University’s O’Keefe Center. Contact Tracy Morin at tmorin@salemstate.edu or 978-542-6550.

NO. SHORE CANCER WALK/RUN

Date: Sunday, June 24 Time: 8:30 a.m. Walk; 7:30 a.m. Run Fee: Walk is free; Run is $20. Place: Walk starts at Salem Willows; Run starts at Bentley School The Wicked Running Club has teamed up with the North Shore Medical Center to host the third annual North Shore Cancer Run. This year the 10K Walk celebrates its 22nd anniversary. For details, visit www.northshorecancerwalk.org

XTREME URBAN 5K

Date: Sunday, June 10, 2012 Time: Registration, 7:45 a.m.; Start, 9 a.m. (waves until 11 a.m.) Fees: Early registration, $45 individual (plus $5 May 14 ); $160 team (plus $20 May 14). Place: Salem Willows soccer field Participants will hop, dodge and crawl through the streets and parks of Salem, going over fences, under obstacles, through tires, with one heck of a slanted wall to climb just before the finish line. Take on the challenge by yourself or on a four-person team and help raise money for the Boy’s & Girls Club of Salem. For information, call B&S Event Management at 978-836-0271, or direct e-mail to BnSfitnessevents@yahoo.com.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 22 Time: Registration at 5:45 a.m.; start at 7 a.m. Fees: Early registration $40 (plus $5, Aug. 25); race day, $50. Plummer Home runners, early reg., $45 (plus $5, Aug. 25), $55 race day. Place: Bentley School, 25 Memorial Dr. Run a 13.1-mile loop through Historic Salem and scenic Marblehead for American Diabetes Association and Plummer Home for Boys. Long-sleeve technical shirts, finisher medals. For information, call B&S Event Management at 978-836-0271, or direct e-mail to BnSfitnessevents@yahoo.com.

MILES OVER THE MOON

Date: Friday, July 13 Time: 6 p.m. registration; 8 p.m. start Fee: $20 pre-registration; $25 post-registration. Place: Salem Common Hosted by the Wicked Running Club and Salem Park, Recreation & Community Services. Participants will make a four- mile loop through historic Salem neighborhoods. For information, contact Alison Phelan at alphelan2@gmail.com.

SALEM RUN@WORK DAY

Date: Friday, September 21 Time: Noon Place: Salem Common Salem Park, Recreation & Community Services teams up with the Wicked Running Club for the second annual RUN@WORK DAY. Presented nationally by the Road Runners Club of America, the goal is to encourage adults to get 30 minutes of exercise each day, in accordance with Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Participants will receive a free shirt and there will be refreshments after the 5K run. For information contact Tim Short, 978 744-0924, ext. 20, or direct e-mail to tshort@salem.com. 3


ALL AGES DERBY STREET MILE

Date: Friday, August 17 Time: 7 p.m. Fee: $15 pre-registration; $16 day of event This seventh annual one-mile race begins on Fort Avenue and takes runners along Derby Street, ending at Pickering Wharf. T-shirts will be given to the first 250 entrants. For information, visit www.salemroadraces.com online.

NORTH SHORE TRACK MEET

Age: 6 years and older Date: Monday, August 6 Time: 5:30 p.m. Fee: $1 for 6-14 years; $2 for 15 and older Place: Bertram Field T-shirts will be given to first 50 entrants. For information, direct e-mail to tshort@salem.com.

WILD FISH 1- & 2-MILE SWIMS

Date: Sunday, August 19 Time: 11 a.m. registration; 12:30 p.m. start. Fee: Early reg., $30 (plus $5, July 29); race day, $37 Place: Collins Cove Beach A swim in cove with about 250 swimmers to benefit the Challenge Athlete Foundation and Swim Across America. Technical T-shirts, cinch sacks, and swim caps. Post-race swim party with food and treats, iIncluding fruit from Baldor, bars from PowerBAR, pizza and ice cream from Cranberry Country. Contact B&S Event Management at bnsfitnessevents@yahoo.com or 978-836-0271.

SWIM & FIN RACE

Date: Saturday, August 18 Time: TBA Place: Forest River Park Enjoy 500-meter, one-mile and 5K open-water swim races for all ages and levels, with age group awards. Sanctioned by USA Swimming

and US Masters (anticipated). Event benefits Salem Sound Coastwatch, a non-profit watershed protection organization. For information visit salemsound.org or swimandfin.org, e-mail info@salemsound.org, or call 978-741-7900.

DEVILS CHASE 6.66-MILER

Date: Saturday, Oct 27 Time: Registration, 6:30am; start, 8 a.m. Fees: Early-registration, $30 (plus $5, Sept. 29): race day, $40 Place: Salem Willows soccer field The fourth annual Devil’s Chase is a unique Halloween event. More than 1,500 devils will start at Salem Willows and head toward Collins Cove Beach, past Red’s Sandwich Shop and the Peabody Essex Museum. Runners will then pass the welcome booth at Winter Island, head through the Willows neighborhood and cross the finish line back in the park. For information, call B&S Event Management at 978-836-0271, or direct e-mail to BnSfitnessevents@yahoo.com.

KAYAK ROLLING

Age: 15 years and older Date: Saturdays, Aug. 4, 11 and 18 (three-part series) Time: 9 to 11 a.m. Fee: $170 for series or $60 per session Place: Forest River Park Pool Learn: key components of the roll (including the hip snap, sweep strokes, sculling and bracing); exercises to practice at home to help encourage muscle memory, and; diagnostics and fixes for problem rolls. Practice one-on-one to put it all together as you try your first rolls. Class space is limited and advanced registration is required. Fee includes kayak, paddle, life jacket, goggles, and paddle float. Call 978-270-8170 or visit www.kayaksalem.com. 5


ALL AGES

KAYAK RESCUES

Date: Saturday July 28 Time: 9 to 11 a.m. Fee: $50 Place: Salem Willows or Winter Island (TBD) Learn: what to do if you fall out of your boat; getting back in your boat; how to get your partner back in a boat quickly and efficiently, and what basic rescue equipment to bring. Fee includes kayak, paddle and life jacket. Call 978-270-8170 or visit www.kayaksalem.com

INTRO TO KAYAKING

Date: Saturday June 30, July 14 Time: 9 to 11 a.m. Fee: $50 Place: Forest River Park Pool Learn the basics of kayak safety, practice wet

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BASIC KAYAKING

Age: 12 years and older Date: Saturday, July 7 and 21 Time: 9 to 11 a.m. Fee: $50 Place: Forest River Park pool or beach (TBD) Participants will refine the forward stroke and other basics, including moving sideways using draw strokes and turning using sweep strokes. We’ll also introduce edging and leaning for more efficient turning. Fee includes kayak, paddle and life jacket. Call 978-270-8170 or visit www.kayaksalem.com.

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ALL AGES INTERMEDIATE KAYAKING

Age: 15 years and older Date: Saturday, July 28 Time: Noon to 2 p.m. Fee: $50 Place: Salem Willows, Willows beach Participants will practice on the ocean (near shore) to work on strokes safely in a dynamic environment. Combine strokes, go deeper into edging and leaning boats, and start learning strokes “on the move.” Time permitting, start learning bracing and bow and stern rudders. Fee includes kayak, paddle and life jacket. Call 978-270-8170 or visit www.kayaksalem.com.

MAYOR’S CUP GOLF TOURNEY

Date: Saturday, June 2 Time: 7:30 a.m., shotgun start Fee: $400 per foursome; $100, sponsor a hole. Place: Olde Salem Greens, 75 Wilson Street A fundraiser for the Salem Park, Recreation & Community Services Dept., and the golf course.

FREE GOLF INSTRUCTION

Date: Mid-May through September Time: Wednesdays, 5 to 7 p.m., and Saturdays, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Fee: Free to Salem residents Place: Olde Salem Greens, 75 Wilson Street Lessons will include putting at the practice green and instruction on swing technique. Instructor: Wayne Janien.

DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE

Date: Thursday, April 19 Time: 4-7 p.m. Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad Street The Salem Park, Recreation & Community Services Department invites residents to attend its annual spring open house, showcasing the great activities, classes and programs for residents of all ages, from toddlers to senior citi-

zens. There will be demonstrations, handouts, light refreshments and giveaways. Staff members and program instructors will be on hand to answer questions and assist with enrollment. For information, contact Tim Short, 978-7440924, ext. 21, or e-mail tshort@salem.com.

WITCH HOUSE EVENTS

Place: Witch House, 310 ½ Essex St. For information, call 978-744-8815 or visit www.witchhouse.info. Dates: June 4, “Silhouettes, A Colonial History of Puppetry;” July 2, “17th-Century Militia Weaponry;” Aug. 6, “17th-Century Bathing Practices and Superstitions;” Sept. 3, “Earliest Known Children’s Books;” Oct. 1, “History of Halloween.”  February 1-28, “Courtship in the 17th Century.” Customs, rituals and early valentines will be on display. Free with admission.  May 1-31, Special exhibit built around William Williams’ original 1637 deed holder to house lot on which the Witch House was built. A nobleman and relative to Oliver Cromwell, he and his family helped establish Massachusetts Bay Colony towns. Free with admission.  July 14, noon to 4 p.m., annual “Hearth and Field Festival.” Col. Bailey’s 2nd Massachusetts Regiment will revisit the Witch House. Colonial demonstrations and musket firing will be featured. Free with admission.  August 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., “Samuel Corwin, Soldier in the War of 1812,” an exhibit in the Witch House and at the National Park Service Maritime Festival. Free with admission.  September 21-23, 28-30, 1-3 p.m., Quakers in Early Salem. Learn their origins, beliefs and treatment in the hands of Puritan neighbors.  October 1-31, history of spiritualism and ghost hunting, and how this subject has been part of Salem’s history. Free with admission.  November 1-30, Puritan Thanksgiving customs and practices. Free with admission. 7


ADULTS: LEARN TO SAIL 2012!

Sail Salem’s adult evening sailing classes offer an exciting way to get out on the water and learn the basics of small boat sailing. Using various fixed keel boats 20 to 24 feet long, the classes start with the basics including rigging, points of sail, sail trim, boat-handling, and boating safety. Students develop their skills through on-the-water sessions and “chalk talk” discussions. Class size is limited to 4 students per instructor/boat. Classes are open to all levels and are conducted from Winter Island on Salem Harbor. Each session consists of 4 classes held weekly from 6-9 pm. For more information and to register, visit our web site at www.sailsalem.org or email us at registration@sailsalem.org. Session I

Session II

Mondays: June 4, 11,18,25

Mondays: July 9, 16, 23, 30

Tuesdays: June 5, 12, 19, 26

Tuesdays: July 10, 17, 24, 31

Wednesdays: June 6, 13, 20, 27

Wednesdays: July 11, 18, 25, August 1

Thursdays: June 7, 14, 21, 28

Thursdays: July 12, 19, 26, August 2

KIDS: LEARN TO SAIL 2012! Register In Person: Saturday, March 24th 10:00 a.m. to noon at 5 Broad St. Salem Register On-line:

Beginning March 25th at www.sailsalem.org.

1 Week Intro to Sailing is Free - 16 kids per class*º 1 Week Advanced Beginner Sailing is $140.00 - 14 kids per class**º *This class is for someone that has never sailed at Sail Salem. A child may only take this class once. **This class is for someone who has sailed at Sail Salem before or some other sailing school. This is a sliding fee scaled program. Scholarships are available and no child will be turned away because of financial difficulties. A child may repeat this class if they so desire. ºAll classes are 5 days, Monday through Friday, Morning or Afternoon. Weekly sessions start on June 18th and run through the week of August 20th. The mission of Sail Salem is to provide a selfͲsustaining educational program within an environment that promotes positive life skills and values through the sport of sailing to children of all economic and ethnic backgrounds. Using sailing as a vehicle to empower all participants, young and old, Sail Salem's youth and adult programs will help develop independence and self confidence, improve communication, foster teamwork, and acquire a deeper understanding of community spirit and the power of volunteerism.

Contact Info: info@sailsalem.org • Tel: 978-317-2546 • 23 Glendale Street, Salem, MA 01970


ALL AGES FRIENDS OF SALEM WOODS

Date: First Saturday of each month, April 7 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. Meet at trailhead at the rear of the parking lot at Olde Salem Greens golf course on Willson Street. For information, call Chris Burke at 978-210-9937.

SALEM FARMERS’ MARKET

Date: Thursdays, June 14 to October 20 Time: 3 to 7 p.m. Place: Derby Square Organized by Salem Main Streets. Call 978744-0004, or visit www.salemmainstreets.org or www.salemfarmersmarket.org.

MOVIES ON THE COMMON

Date: Thursdays, August 2, 9 and 16 Time: After dark Feature-length films, sponsored by the Park, Recreation & Community Services Dept. and the Salem Common Neighborhood Association.

CONCERTS ON THE COMMON

Visit www.salemcommon.org, for a schedule of summer concerts sponsored by the Salem Common Neighborhood Association.

CONCERTS AT THE SHELL

Date: Tuesdays, June 26 to July 31 (no concert Tuesday, July 3) Time: 7 to 9 p.m. Place: Salem Willows The North Shore Concert Band will play each Tuesday evening at the music shell at Salem Willows. August 9 and 16 will be rain dates.

ANNUAL BOOK SALE

Date: May 1-May 3 Time: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. The Council of Aging will host its annual book sale with hardcover books on sale for $1 and paperback books on sale for 50 cents. Thursday, May 3, an entire bag of books will cost $1

SALEM ARTS FESTIVAL

Date: June 1-3 Place: Museum Place Mall, downtown Salem Organized by Salem Main Streets. Call 978744-0004, or visit www.salemmainstreets.org or www.salemartsfestival.com.

CLEAN SALEM, GREEN SALEM

Date: Saturday, May 5 Time: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Place: Salem Common The City of Salem Beautification Committee and Recycling Committee (“Salem Recycles”) host the annual “Clean Sweeps” event and recycling programs. Clean Sweeps will begin at 8:30 a.m.; from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be environmentally oriented activities. For information, call City Hall, 978-745-9595, ext. 5676 or 5679, or visit www.salem.com.

PLANT SALE

Date: Saturday, May 19 Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Place: Derby Square (Front Street) The City of Salem Beautification Committee will host its annual plant sale fundraiser. Choose from a wide assortment of home-grown perennials, a variety of annuals, and a selection of hanging baskets. For information, call City Hall at 978-745-9595 ext. 5676. 9


ALL AGES LIVING GREEN FAIR

Date: Saturday, May 19 Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Place: Old Town Hall, Derby Square The Salem Chamber of Commerce, City of Salem’s Recycling Committee (“Salem Recycles”), Renewable Energy Task Force and Beautification Committee brings together green industry professionals and consumers to discuss products, services and information that encourage healthier, more sustainable consumption and lifestyles. For information, visit www.salem-chamber.org or call the Salem Chamber of Commerce at 978-744-0004

CELEBRATE THE FOURTH

Date: Wednesday, July 4 Time: 4 to 10 p.m. Place: Derby Wharf Opening ceremonies at the Salem Maritime Historic Site on Derby Wharf begin at 7:15 p.m. with a U.S. Air Force military flyover, followed by a two-hour Pops concert by the Hillyer Festival Orchestra, a 40-piece ensemble with vocal soloists performing opera to Broadway favorites, and a magnificent fireworks display launched from Derby Wharf at 9:15 p.m. Other festivities begin at 4 p.m. with the opening of Kids’ Space, an area with children’s activities, including face painting, games and crafts. Food booths will open at 4 p.m.; at 5 p.m., preconcert entertainment on the main stage will begin. For information, call City Hall, 978-7459595, ext. 5676, or visit www.salem.com.

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ART SHOW

Date: Thursday, June 7 Time: 1-5 p.m. Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Artwork from Salem Park, Recreation & Community Services programs will be on display. Items will include paintings, pottery, quilts, knit items and painted objects. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

HERITAGE DAYS

Date: Friday, Aug. 3 to Sunday, Aug. 12 Time: Various Place: Various Heritage Days kicks off with the Salem Maritime Festival at the National Park Service Site on Derby Wharf. There will be more than 30 events to enjoy, including Tour-a-Truck, a Salem Community Band concert, dance presentations, athletic events, an ice-cream tasting, Salem’s Best Pizza contest, Children’s Night on the Common, the Essex Street Fair on the pedestrian mall, and an antique car show. For information, call City Hall, 978-745-9595, ext. 5676, or visit www.salem.com.

SEPTEMBER SALEM DAYS

Date: September 1-30 Time: Check www.mos.org Place: Museum of Science, Boston, MA Throughout September, Salem residents can visit the Museum of Science and see an Omni film for free, thanks to the Norman H. Read Trust. Watch your mailbox at the end of August to receive free passes in the mail, or pick up passes at Salem City Hall, the Salem Public Library or the Salem Park, Recreation & Community Services Department. For information and special offerings, visit www.mos.org/salem or www.salem.com.


YOUTHS DAY PLAYGROUND PROGRAM

Age: 6 to 12 years Date: Weekdays, starting July 2 for eight weeks Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Early drop-off and late pick-up times are 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., with $5 additional charge per day for each. Fees: $95 per week; $85 for the second child in the immediate family; $65 for each additional child. A $25 deposit for each week is required. Full payment must be received before the start of each session. Place: Forest River Park Counselors blend sports, crafts, music and discovery projects for a week of fun. Swim lessons offered. Participants bring lunch and a drink; snacks provided. A Counselor-in-Training program is for 13- to 16-year-olds, limited to four per week; $80 per week. Campers and CITs may sign up for any or all weeks.

SWIM LESSONS

Age: 3-12 years Date: Mondays through Thursdays for twoweek sessions. Session I, July 2-12; Session II, July 16-26; Session III, Aug. 6-16 Fee: Free to Salem residents Time: Ages 3-6 (preschool-K) meet 10 to 10:30 a.m.; ages 7-12 (grade 1-up) meet 10:30-11 a.m. Place: Forest River Park pool Lessons for beginner through advanced swimmers. Beginners are new to swimming; intermediates are not comfortable putting their face in the water and cannot swim the width of the pool; advanced swimmers can swim in the deep end, have passed the swim test (swim 40 yards without assistance) and are working to improve their stroke technique. Register for one or all sessions. Pre-registration is required. Instructors are certified lifeguards.

WITCH CITY SWIM MEET

Age: 6-16 years Date: Wednesday, July 25 Time: 6 p.m. Fee: $3 Place: Forest River Pool T-shirts given to the first 25 entrants; ribbons given to overall winners, male and female, in each heat. A cookout with hot dogs will follow.

BABY SIGNS: SIGN, SAY & PLAY

Age: Six months to three years, with parent participation Date: Saturdays, May 5 to June 16 (no class on May 26, due to holiday) Time: 9 to 10 a.m. for beginners; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for intermediates Fee: $125 per parent or caregiver with one child Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. A Baby Signs play class with games, songs and activities that highlight developmental skills and introduce families to baby sign language. Participants receive a starter kit for signing at home. Class limited to 10; pre-registration required. For information, contact instructor by e-mail at jlfc7399@comcast.net, by phone at 978-7456631, or visit babysignsprogram.com/withjennifer. Instructor: Jennifer Carr, Independent Certified Baby Signs Instructor.

TUMBLEWEEDS

Ages: 2-3 years Date: Thursdays September 13 to November 8 Time: 9 to 9:45 a.m. Fee: $45 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. A USYGA-certified gymnastics instructor teaches children balance, as well as valuable social skills, through tumbling, singing and dancing. Includes parent participation. Snacks will be provided. Instructor: Joan Wilkins. 11


YOUTHS TUMBLE ROLLERS

Age: 3-5 years Date: Thursdays September 13 to November 8 Time: 10 to 10:45 a.m. Fee: $45 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Children use the balance beam, do handstands and cartwheels, and learn other introductory gymnastics skills. No parental participation; no snacks provided. Class limited to 10. Instructor: Joan Wilkins.

AMERICAN GIRL DOLL ‘TOP CHEF’ THEME

Age: 5-10 years Date: Saturday, May 19 Time: 1-4 p.m. Fee: $45 per child per workshop Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Participants will design items for their dolls to turn them into chefs. Make a stove cook top, pots, apron, chef hat and more. What you make and take home will lead to hours and hours of continued play and enjoyment. Send children with a nut-free snack and drink. Program limited to 30 participants. Instructors: Diane Dinell & Beth Meditz, Event-FULL!, LLC, www.event-full.net


YOUTHS MAD SCIENCE: CRAZY CHEMWORKS!

Age: Grades 3-5 Date: Mondays, April 23 through June 4 (no class May 28) Time: 3:15-4:15 PM Place: Salem Senior Center Fee: $90 Join Mad Science of Greater Boston for this fun, hands-on program. We’ll have a blast exploring chemistry and how it affects the world around us. There will be exciting activities, spectacular demonstrations and inquiry-based discussions. Learn about the tools scientists use in their laboratories; atoms, molecules, and reactions; acids and bases; and fluorescence and phosphorescence. We’ll also investigate super sticky things by exploring suction, hydrogen bonding and static cling. Also, see some very cool dry ice demonstrations. The best part is that each week we’ll be able to continue the science fun at home with our very own lab ware takehomes. Minimum enrollment of 12 children needed to run the program. Instructor: TBA

LEGO PLAYLAND

Ages: 5-10 years Date: Saturday, May 19 Time: 9 a.m. to noon Fee: $45 per child per workshop Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St Participants work with hundreds of thousands of LEGOs in a program that fosters creativity, as well as teamwork/cooperation skills. LEGOs stay with instructors, but the experience is theirs forever! Children will go home with a framed picture of themselves and what they create, as well as a creative hands-on project they make during the workshop. Send children with a nutfree snack and drink. Program limited to 30 participants. Instructors: Diane Dinell & Beth Meditz, Event-FULL!, LLC, www.event-full.net

STAR WARS DAY

Age: 5-10 years; limited to 30 participants Date: Saturday, April 21 Time: Jedi Training Workshop, 9 a.m. to noon; Star Wars LEGO Playland, 1-4 p.m. Fee: $45 per child per workshop; lunch supervision is included if registered for both workshops. Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St  Jedi Training Workshop Are you a youngling interested in becoming a Jedi student? Enjoy activities that have everything to do with Star Wars, including: designing and making your own recycled Droid; making a training lightsaber and learning what it is to be a Jedi Knight. Send your child with 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 will keep framed pictures of themselves and what they created, as well as a creative hands-on project they will make. Send children with a nut-free snack and drink. Instructors: Diane Dinell & Beth Meditz, Event-FULL!, LLC, www.event-full.net

LEGO ROBOTICS & ENGINEERING Age: Grades 2-5 Date: June 26-29 Time: 9 a.m. to noon Place: Salem Senior Center Fee: $12 Explore the world of robotics and engineering with LEGO Mindstorms and Power Functions. Build robots and motorized vehicles to explore the environment and performs tasks. Test your projects through activities and interaction with other students. Participants do not take LEGOs home. Minimum number of participants for the class to run is eight. Instructor: Kevin Husson 13


YOUTH BABYSITTING COURSE

Age: 12-15 years Date: Tuesday, April 17 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 receive a certificate of completion.

LEARN TO PLAY GUITAR

Age: Grades 6-8 Fee: $35, includes book Date: Thursdays April 26 to May 31 Time: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. 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: TBA

POTTERY

Age: 9-12 years Date: Wednesdays, May 2, 9, 16 and 23 Time: 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Fee: $120 Place: Clay Works Pottery Studio, 53 Mason St. An introductory class where you will learn a variety of hand-building techniques including pinch pots, coils and slabs. Participants will create a few fun projects while having a chance to try the potter’s wheel. One to two weeks will be spent glazing creations. Instructor: Kathy Wells

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POTTERY WORKSHOPS

Age: 7-12 years Date: Wednesdays, 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. April 9 and 23, Pinch Pot Animals; June 4 and 18, Blueberry Pie Centerpiece; July 9 and 23, Clay Mask; Sept. 10 and 24, Coil Popcorn Bowl Fee: $45 Place: Clay Works Pottery Studio, 53 Mason St.  April: Using the pinch pot technique, create your own animal out of clay.  June: Make a Blueberry Pie centerpiece out of clay. Looks good enough to eat.  July: Using the slab technique, create a one-of-a-kind mask out of clay.  September: Using cookie-cutter shapes and coils, make your own popcorn bow. Make projects the first week and glaze them the second week. Pieces will be fired and a pick-up time will be arranged. Instructor: Kathy Wells.


YOUTH POTTERY FOR TEENS

Age: 12-18 years Date: Fridays. Session I, May 4, 11, 18 and 25; Session II, Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28 Time: 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. Fee: $120 Place: Clay Works Pottery Studio, 53 Mason St. This introductory class will teach a variety of hand-building techniques, including pinch pots, coils and slabs. Participants will create projects while having a chance to use the potter’s wheel. One to two weeks will be spent glazing creations. Instructor: Kathy Wells

VIDEO BOOT CAMP

Age: 8-14 years Date: Wednesdays, June 8, 15, 22 and 29 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 SATV’s digital camcorders and the basics of video editing. Participants will use footage they shoot to create their own short program. Class limited to 10. Instructor: Patrick Kennedy.

PAINTING AND CREATING AT WINTER ISLAND

Ages: 6-10 years Date: August 20-24 Time: 3:30 to 5 p.m. Place: Function Hall, Winter Island, Salem Cost: $80 includes materials (minimum children needed: 5) Explore Winter Island with local artist and art educator Paula Beaulieu to scout out places to paint, sketch and observe at Winter Island. Weather-permitting, participants will be outside creating or gathering ideas, but meeting inside at the Winter Island Function Hall. Use a variety of materials, including chalk, different kinds of paint, clay and cut paper, to explore mixing

colors, making texture paintings, printmaking, and sculpting with clay. For returning students, the focus will be different than last year. Visit www.connectwithyourcreativity.com for more information.

DRAMA LESSONS

Age: 8-12 years Date: Wednesdays, starting July 13, for seven weeks Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Fee: $35 Place: Old Town Hall, Derby Square Learn theater fundamentals through games, vocal and physical exercises, improvisation, scene study and performance to promote selfawareness, discipline, interpersonal communication, collaboration and artistry. Instructor: TBA

LIP SYNC NIGHT

Age: 6-14 years Date: Wednesday, Aug. 8 Time: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Fee: Free Place: Salem Willows music shell Would you like to perform? We’re looking for groups of two or more to showcase their talents. Prizes will be awarded to the top three performances, as determined by judges. Registration must be received by Monday, Aug. 6.

HIP-HOP DANCE LESSONS

Age: 6-12 years Date: Wednesdays, August 8 to 29 Time: 5 to 6 p.m. Fee: $12 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Class introduces boys and girls to jazz and hip-hop dance styles in an exciting, relaxed environment. Designed for children of all levels who love to dance and want to express themselves. Instructor: Meghan Murtagh 15


WITCH HOUSE

OUR TREASURES

Offering public tours and educational programs 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 house’s longtime owner, Judge Jonathan Corwin. The Witch House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of Salem’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. Halfhour tours are offered daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., April-Nov. (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 www.witchhouse.info.

OLDE SALEM GREENS

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 2,847, with a par 35. Tee times may be scheduled one day in advance, except for weekends. For tee times on Friday or Saturday, call Thursday. Call Friday for Sunday and Monday tee times. Tee times are available MondayFriday, 7 a.m. to closing, and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to closing. For advance tee times, call the tee time line, 978744-2124, after 9 a.m. For sameday tee times, call the clubhouse, 978-744-2149. Olde Salem Greens 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.

WINTER ISLAND MARITIME PARK

WINTER ISLAND PARK Winter Island Park features: RV and tent camping (May 15 to Nov. 1); a public boat ramp (year-round); seasonal dinghy rack space; walking tours; camp and gift store; function hall (yearround rentals); picnic areas for rent (May 15 to Nov. 1); public beach with lifeguard; access to the Salem Trolley tours; historic Fort Pickering lighthouse; and spectacular wedding locales. Call 978-745-9430, fax 978-7451845, or direct e-mail to winterisland@salem.com.


YOUTH ROCK CLIMBING

Age: 10 years and older Date: Wednesdays, May 16 and 23 Time: 3:30 to 6 p.m. Fee: $15 per day Place: Brooksby Farm in Peabody This program includes professional instruction and all necessary gear, but not transportation. Instructor: Randy Weld

SURFING

Age: 12 years and older Date: Mondays, June 4, 11 and 18 Time: 3 to 9 p.m. Fee: $90 Place: Hampton Beach, N.H. Cost includes board and wetsuit rental, as well as instruction. Transportation to and from the Senior Center, 5 Broad St., is included. Meet at the Senior Center at 2:45 p.m.; van departs promptly at 3 p.m. Dropoff will be at 8:45 p.m.

KAYAK DAY PROGRAM

Age: 15 years and older Date: Saturday, Aug. 18, and Sunday, Aug. 19 (two-part series) Time: Saturday, noon to 2 p.m.; Sunday, 9-11 a.m. Fee: $100 for the series Place: Salem Willows beach Learn: the key components hands-on navigation (including compass use, chart reading, dead reckoning, plotting a course, etc.); exercises to practice at home to help encourage long-term memory. Day 1 is spent primarily on land with Day 2 putting the material into practice. Class space is limited; advanced registration is required. Fee includes necessary navigation material, kayak, paddle, life jacket, goggles, and paddle float. Call 978-270-8170 or visit www.kayaksalem.com.

HOBBES TRIP

Age: 8-13 years Date: Thursday, June 28, July 12, Aug 2 and Aug 16 Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fee: $25; $20 for each additional child in the immediate family Place: Salem Willows, meet at the pier HOBBES stands for Hands-On Boat-Based Education and Science. Climb aboard the vessel “Finback” for an unforgettable two-hour experience, exploring the wonders and mysteries of Salem Sound’s marine world. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. For information, call 978-635-1873. Instructor: Lisa Wolf.

CYCLOCROSS

Off-Road Bike-Handling Age: 11-16 years Date: Tuesdays, starting Aug. 21 for six weeks Time: 5 to 6 p.m. Fee: $65 (does not include race entry) Place: Forest River Park This introductory cyclocross program will cover: basic bike maintenance and safety, bike-handling skills and off-road riding, as well as more advanced cyclocross skills such as mounting and dismounting, going over barriers, and navigating through a course. Participants will need a mountain bike or cross bike that is working properly. Also, be sure you are in good physical condition as cyclocross combines skill with endurance. In October, participants will be given an opportunity to use newly learned skills in a race setting at the Grand Prix of Gloucester. Race details will be provided at a later date. Instructor: R. Michael McKittrick, elite cyclocross racer, youth cycling instructor, teacher.

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YOUTH TENNIS LESSONS

Age: 6-13 years Date: Tuesdays, July 3, 10, 17 and 24 Time: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for 6- to 9-year-olds; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for 10- to 13-year-olds Fee: $35 Place: Salem Willows tennis courts Learn the elements of the tennis court and how to keep score. Lessons focus on the proper way to serve and hit, as well as backhand, forehand and volley strokes. Class is limited to eight participants. Instructor: TBA

MGA FOREKIDS GOLF

Time: 9-10 a.m. for ages 6 and 7; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 8 and 9 Date: Mondays, July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 Fee: $5 Place: Olde Salem Greens, 75 Wilson Street. This program is sponsored by the Massachusetts Golf Association and The First Tee. Bring a putter, if you have one. Players are urged to attend every session since this program generates a wait list. Class limited to 12. Lead Instructor: Sterling Rowe. Coaches: B. Bolen, L. Makris, W. Panzini, G. Pitman, and P. Tremblay.

JUNIOR LEAGUE GOLF

Age: 10-17 years Date: Tuesdays, starting July 10, for six weeks Time: 10 a.m. Fee: $5 Place: Olde Salem Greens All levels welcome. Bring your own clubs to play in a scramble-style format at Olde Salem Greens golf course. Players should wear a collared shirt and sneakers. No jeans allowed. Participants will receive a T-shirt. Instructor: Tom Doyle, Salem High golf coach.

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GIRLS SOCCER CLINIC

Age: 7-12 years Date: July 9 to 13 Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Fee: $35 Place: Memorial Park Learn the basics of the game while working on technique. Players should bring cleats, shin guards and a water bottle. Each player will receive a T-shirt. Instructor: TBA

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HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER CLINIC FOR BOYS

Age: 13-17 years Date: August 6-10 Time: 5 to 8 p.m. Fee: $60 Prepare for the start of the high school season with one week of training. Bring full soccer uniforms; including soccer shorts, cleats, and shin pads. Participants will receive a T-shirt. Instructor: TBA

BASEBALL CLINIC

Age: 6-12 years Date: July 16 to 20 Time: 9 a.m. to noon Fee: $40 Place: Forest River Park, O’Grady Field Through a variety of activities, each participant will gain a better understanding of America’s pastime. Participants will be instructed in everything, from hitting to fielding. Bring your own glove. A T-shirt will be given to each player. Instructor: TBA

SOFTBALL CLINIC

Age: 6-12 years Date: July 16-20 Time: 9 a.m. to noon Fee: $35 Place: Mack Park Players will learn the fundamentals of the game, while participating in various fun activities that help improve skills. Players should bring a water bottle, sneakers and glove. If you have your own bat, bring it, too. Each player will receive a T-shirt. Instructor: Megan Staples.

GIRLS BASKETBALL CLINIC

Age: 7-14 years Date: July 23-27 Time: 9 a.m. to noon Fee: $35 Place: Forest River Park court Learn basic skills, such as dribbling, passing, guarding and shooting. Bring sneakers and a water bottle. Each player will receive a T-shirt. Instructor: Jamie Campbell, former coach for both Salem High and Marblehead High.

BOYS BASKETBALL CLINIC

Age: 7-14 years Date: Aug. 6 to 10 Time: 9 a.m. to noon Fee: $35 Place: To be announced. Learn the fundamentals of the game. Bring sneakers, water bottle and basketball, if you own one. Players receive a T-shirt. Instructor: Tom Doyle, Salem High coach.

YOUTH BASKETBALL

Age: boys and girls, 9-15 years Date: Mon.-Thurs., July 2 to August 26 Time: 6 to 9:30 p.m. Fee: $40 Place: Memorial Park basketball court at Bentley School Teams will play one game per week: boys 9-12 Wednesdays; boys 12-15 Mondays; girls 9-11 Tuesdays, and; girls 12-15 Thursdays. Signups will be Thursday, May 24, 5-8 p.m. at the Senior Center, 5 Broad St. For information, call Cowan White, 978-828-5450.

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YOUTH LACROSSE CLINIC

Age: 7-18 years Date: July 23 to July 27 Time: 5 to 7 p.m. Fee: $35 Place: Salem Willows Field Participants will be divided into three age categories (youth, middle school and high school) as they learn fundamentals of lacrosse. Youths and first-year middle school players should bring a mouth guard and lacrosse stick. Middle and high school players should bring full equipment. Players receive a T-shirt. Instructor: Mark Higley, Salem High coach

CHEERLEADING CLINIC

Age: 6-10 years Date: Mondays, starting July 11, for six weeks Time: 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Fee: $25 Place: Salem Common Participants will learn fundamentals of tumbling properly and team up to present exciting cheers. Instructor: TBA

KIDS ‘DU’ OR ‘TRI’ IT WEEKEND

Age: 5-12 years Date: Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 Time: Duathlon registration 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. start. Triathlon start 11:30 a.m. Fees: Early reg., $30; pre-reg. (plus $5, June 7); race day, $45. (Each additional child, $20.) Place: Dead Horse Beach at Salem Willows The Little Witch Duathlon is a new run (halfmile), bike (1.5-mile), run (half-mile) event for children who do not like the ocean or the open water. The Haunted City Triathlon is a swim (100-yard), bike (1.5-mile), run (half-mile) event. For information, contact B&S Event Management at bnsfitnessevents@yahoo.com or 978836-0271. 20

TRACK CLUB

Age: 6-14 years Date: Mondays, starting June 25 for six weeks Time: 5 to 6 p.m. Fee: $35 Place: Bertram Field This fun program introduces children to races, drills, plyometrics, relays and various track and field events. The main emphasis is on teaching young athletes proper running techniques that will prepare them for a lifetime of healthy running. Wear sneakers. Runners will receive a Tshirt. Instructor: Mike Toomey, USTAF-certified coach, head girls coach at Marblehead High School, sports therapist.

TRACK CAMP

Ages: 6-14 years (grades 1-8) Date: August 20-24 Time: 9 to 11:30 a.m. Fee: $85 Place: Bertram Field, Salem High School This fun program introduces children to drills, plyometrics, hurdles, track and cross country training and other activities to help them get in great running shape. Children will be split into groups by age and ability. Coached by Mike Toomey, Certified USA Track and Field coach, head girls coach at Marblehead High School.

WICKED KIDZ RUN

Age: 6-14 years Date: Saturday, July 21 Time: 9 a.m. Fee: $2 Place: Forest River Park. Co-hosted by the Wicked Running Club and the Salem Park, Recreation & Community Services Dept. Medals are awarded to runners and Tshirts will be given to the first 75 registrants. For information, visit www.wickedrunningclub.com or www.salemroadraces.com.


ADULT FITNESS BEACH VOLLEYBALL

Date: Thursdays, June 7 to September 20 Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Fee: Free Place: Dead Horse Beach at Salem Willows. Bring friends or swing by on your own for a pick-up game of beach volleyball. The emphasis is on fun and games are self-refereed. Send e-mail tshort@salem.com if you’d like to be added to the beach volleyball e-mail list.

WOMEN’S SOFTBALL

Players may put together their own team or join one. Call Barb Pelletier at 978-922-2135 for more information.

CARDIO TENNIS

Age: 16 and older Date/Time: Saturdays, May 26, June 2, 9 and 16, from 9 to 10 a.m.; or Tuesdays May 22, 29, June 5, and 12, from 6 to 7 p.m. Fee: $25 Place: To be announced This group activity features a circuit of drills to give players of all levels a high-energy workout. The goal of cardio tennis is to help players get in shape, while increasing interest in the sport. Sign up for one or two days per week. Limit of 10 students per session. Instructor: Joe Dunn Sr., USPTA tennis pro, head coach of the Salem State University women’s tennis team.

TENNIS LESSONS

Age: 18 and older Date: Tuesdays, July 3, 10, 17 and 24 Time: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fee: $35 Place: Salem Willows tennis courts Lessons focus on the proper way to serve and hit, as well as different strokes, such as backhand, forehand and volley. Class is limited to eight participants. Instructor: TBA

MAYOR’S CUP BASKETBALL

Age: 16 and older Date: During Salem Heritage Days (TBA) Time: TBA Fee: $20 per team Place: Salem Willows tennis courts The second annual fun and competitive 3-on-3 basketball tourney for all levels and abilities. Teams may be male, female or mixed, with 3 to 4 player per team. Proceeds will be used to support causes throughout the city. The first year drew 22 teams with players ranging from 16 to 50 years of age. Last year’s proceeds went towards repairing Salem basketball courts.

BEGINNER BALLROOM DANCING

Date: Wednesdays. Session I, July 11 to August 15; Session II, September 5 to October 10 Time: 7 to 8 p.m. Fee: $50 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. This 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.

CONTINUING BALLROOM

Date: Wednesdays. Session I, July 11 to August 15; Session II, September 5 to October 10 Time: 6 to 7 p.m. Fee: $50 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. A continuation of Intermediate ballroom dancing. Add steps and style, while learning additional dances, like the cha-cha and tango. Couples and singles welcome. For information, call 978-655-4368. Instructor: Bonnie Peruffo.

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YOUTH SWING DANCE

Date: Wednesdays, June 6-27 Time: 6 to 7 p.m. Fee: $35 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. An introduction to swing dancing. Have fun burning calories and learning new skills. Couples and singles welcome. For information, call 978-655-4368. Instructor: Bonnie Peruffo.

LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR

Date: Wednesdays, May 2-23 Time: 6 to 7 p.m. Fee: $35 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Improve on what you know while working on the

technique and style of your ballroom dancing. Couples and singles welcome. Some experience necessary. For information, call 978-6554368. Instructor: Bonnie Peruffo.

WEDDING PREP DANCING

Date: Wednesdays, May 2 to May 23 Time: 7 to 8 p.m. Fee: $35 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. A beginners’ class to help you look good on the dance floor at weddings or functions. Learn the waltz, swing and rumba. Couples and singles welcome. For information, call 978-655-4368. Instructor: Bonnie Peruffo.


ADULT FITNESS TAP DANCING

Date: Mondays Time: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Fee: $5 per class Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Routines are designed for beginner and intermediate dancers. Class is fun in a no-pressure environment. Opportunities to perform are occasionally available for students. Tap shoes are available to test. Instructor: Debbie Davis

LINE DANCING

Date: Mondays Time: 1-2:30 p.m. Fee: $3 per class Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Enjoy upbeat steps to familiar music. The first 30 minutes of the class will be spent reviewing basics, followed by an hour of mixed dances for participants of all levels. Instructor: Diane Starr

EVENING YOGA FOR STRENGTH & FLEXIBILITY

Age: 16 and older Dates: Tuesdays and/or Thursdays. Session IA, Tuesdays, March 20 to April 24 ; Session IB, Thursdays, March 29 to May 3; Session IIA, Tuesdays, May 1 to June 12 (no class May 8) ; Session IIB, Thursdays, May 17 to June 21; Session IIIA , Tuesdays, June 19 to July 31 (no class July 3); Session IIIB, Thursdays, June 28 to Aug. 2; Session IVA, Tuesdays, Aug. 7 to Sept. 11; Session IVB, Thursdays, Aug. 9 to Sept. 13. Time: 6 to 7 p.m. Fee: $45 or $9 drop-in fee Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. An introduction to Rasamaya yoga, which features smooth, flowing transitions. Class includes movements and postures that stretch and strengthen feet, Achilles tendons, hamstrings, glutes, back, and upper body. Exercises

complement running or other aerobic exercise programs and help avoid injuries. Bring your own mat; dress comfortably. Beginners and experienced practitioners are welcome. Instructor: Mark Taylor, of the Rasamaya Movement Center in Dover, N.H., and Newburyport, Mass.

HEALING WITH YOGA AND THE 12 STEPS

Date: Mondays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26 Time: 6:15 p.m. to 7:35 p.m. Fee: $59, plus book (approx. $25) Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Based on the book, “Yoga and the 12 Steps,� this program will explore the therapeutic role of yoga as it connects to the recovery process. Participants will assess an issue they would like to explore for self-development and growth. Class will engage posture work, stretching, movement and expressive therapy techniques. Bring your own mat and water. Instructor: Deborah Kako, licensed psychotherapist and registered Kripalu yoga teacher. For information, visit www.yogaatc.com.

PRENATAL YOGA

Date: Mondays, April 23 to June 4 (no class on Monday, May 28) Time: 6:15-7:30 p.m. Fee: $35 per six-week session Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St . With a focus on breathing techniques and classical yoga poses, this class is a safe and effective way to build strength and stamina, while alleviating discomfort and relieving tension during pregnancy. For all levels of experience. Bring your own mat and wear comfortable clothing. For information, call 978-274-0544 or send email to christinepappas2000@yahoo.com. Instructor: Christine Pappas, Registered Yoga Teacher, certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher. 23


ADULT FITNESS GENTLE YOGA

Dates: Wednesdays. Session I, March 7 to April 11; Session II, May 2-23; Session III June 6-27; Session IV, July 11 to Aug. 15; Session V, Sept. 5 to Oct. 10 Time: 5 to 5:45 p.m. Fee: $35 for six-week sessions (I, IV and V); $25 for four-week sessions (II and III) Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. A gentle class where students are free to work at their own level. Stretch, strengthen, work on balance and enjoy. For information, call 978655-4368. Instructor: Bonnie Peruffo.

CHAIR YOGA

Date: Tuesdays Time: 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Fee: $3 per class Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Stretch, strengthen and improve balance. Participants gain benefits of yoga with the use of a chair. Instructor: Bonnie Peruffo

REIKI & MORE

Date: First and third Wednesdays of each month, starting April 4 Time: 11:30 a.m., by appointment only Fee: $20 per 30-minute session Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. To experience one of the many treatments offered, call 978-744-0924 to make an appointment with Elaine Tavis or Nicol Jackson, Reiki Masters, Angel Healing Practitioner, Reconnective Practitioner and Tuning Fork Therapist.

GENTLE EXERCISE

Date: Tuesdays Time: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fee: Free Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. 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. For all fitness levels. Instructor: Bonnie Peruffo

T’AI CHI

Date: Fridays, April 13 to June 29 Time: 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Fee: Free Age: 55 and older Slow-motion routines that teach awareness of balance and give an appreciation of one’s ability to moderate extremes of behavior and attitude. Class starts with meditation, then moves on to light exercise and self-massage. Instructor: Ben Hernando

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ADULT FITNESS OSTEOPOROSIS PREVENTION

Date: Mondays Time: 10:30 a.m. Fee: $3 per class Age: 55 and over Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Learn to perform exercises to benefit the muscles of your arms and legs under the guidance of a physical therapist, with emphasis on correct technique, postural education and modifications for specific physical conditions. Exercises are done standing and sitting, using an elastic band held in your hands or tied around your legs and/or feet. Also includes some balance and stretching exercises. Instructor: Simon Zohar

MEDITATION

Date: First and third Wednesdays of each month, starting April 4 Time: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fee: $5 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. By gaining control over your mind, each session brings you closer to your own self, while filling your center with joy, wisdom and bliss. Reach your goals more quickly and set better and wiser goals throughout life. Also, regular meditation can assist in lowering blood pressure, decreasing stress and improving memory. Instructors: Elaine Tavis and Nicol Jackson, Reiki Masters, Angel Healing Practitioner, Reconnective Practitioner and Tuning Fork Therapist. Pre-registration required, 978-744-0924.

WALKING CLUB

Date: Kickoff meeting Thursday, March 29 Time: 10 a.m. Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Walkers will be divided into two groups so no one is left behind. Groups will leave from the Salem Common each day at 10 a.m., and move on to other neighborhoods throughout the sum-

mer. For information, send e-mail to salemwc@gmail.com, or call 978-744-0924. Leader: Anne Pelletier

TOOMEY RUNNING CLINICS

Age: 13 years and older Place: Bertram Field Participants will receive a customized training program and access to Toomey Sports Running Center’s online training program and running log at no extra charge. They will also receive daily e-mails outlining scheduled workouts. These clinics are for athletes of all ability levels and ages. More information can be found at www.toomeysports.net. Instructor: Mike Toomey, USTAF certified coach, owner of Toomey Sports Running Center.  Session 1 Date: Thursday, March 15 to May 3 Time: 6:30 p.m. Fee: $75, $65 for Wicked Running Club members Clinic focuses on training for events from 5Ks to half-marathons.  Session 2 Date: Thursdays, May 17 to July 5 Time: 6:30 p.m. Fee: $75, $65 for Wicked Running Club members Clinic focuses on training for events from 5Ks to half-marathons.  Session 3 Date: Thursdays and Saturdays, July 19 to Oct. 4 Time: Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 7 a.m. Fee: $125 This clinic will focus on marathon and halfmarathon training, with workouts are Thursdays and long runs on Saturdays.

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ADULT FITNESS BEGIN-TO-RUN CLINIC

Date: Mondays, April 2 to June 18 (except for Memorial Day holiday) Time: 6 to 7 p.m. Fee: $45 Place: Salem Common gazebo This clinic is for those who would like to begin running or are just starting to run. Use a walkto-run program that will gradually increase the running while building fitness and endurance. Participants will work at their own pace in an encouraging and fun environment. Clinic will include warmup, walking and running, cooldown, stretching and a discussion on typical running topics, including injury prevention, hydration and running in the elements. Leader: Karen Giroux, USA Track and Field Level 1 coach, American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer and Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School assistant cross country/track coach.

CORE CONDITIONING FOR RUNNERS

Date: Wednesdays, September 5 to October 24 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 aids in proper running form, reduces fatigue on long runs and races, and helps to prevent injuries common to runners. Participants will use 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. Instructor: Karen Giroux, ACE Certified Personal Trainer and USA Track & Field Level 1 Coach.

DERBY MILE RUNNING CLINIC

Date: Monday, June 25 to August 13 Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fee: $45, includes entry in the Derby Street Mile Place: Salem Common, at the gazebo This clinic is for beginners who have never run a full mile. We will use a walk/run interval training program to prepare you for the Derby Street Mile on Friday, Aug. 19. The clinic is designed to encourage new runners, while building endurance and learning how to properly warm up and stretch. Participants will also get tips on what to expect in their first road race. Instructor: Karen Giroux, certified USA Track & Field Coach.

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ADULT FITNESS MORNING BOOT CAMP

Date: Monday through Thursday, April 9 to May 10, May 21 to June 28, July 9 to Aug. 16, Aug. 27 to Sept. 27 and Oct. 8 to Nov. 8 Time: 6 to 7 a.m. Fee: $135 for five weeks ($145 for six weeks) Place: Salem Common Certified coaches will provide structure and motivation to help you get focused, lose weight and get into shape. All aspects of fitness (cardio, strength, power, flexibility and nutrition) are covered and all levels are welcome. Participants are tested on the first day and last day to track progress. Contact Brandi Dion at 978-2048588 or bnsfitness@yahoo.com.

EVENING BOOT CAMP

Date: Mondays and Wednesdays, April 9 to May 16, May 21 to July 2, July 9 to Aug. 22, or Aug. 27 to Oct. 3 Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fee: $85 for six weeks or $95 for seven weeks See Morning Boot Camp listing for description. Contact Brandi Dion at 978-204-8588 or bnsfitness@yahoo.com.

TOTAL BODY STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays, April 9 to May 9, May 21 to June 21, July 9 to Aug. 15, or Aug. 27 to Sept. 26 Time: 6 to 7 a.m. Fee: $85 Place: Salem Common Program is designed to develop or improve lean-muscle mass and decrease body fat, while focusing on core strength, balance and stability. Through a variety of body weight, tubing and group activities, participants are guaranteed to improve and progress with their personal fitness goals. Contact Brandi Dion, 978-204-8588 or bnsfitness@yahoo.com.

CHESTNUT STREET WALKING TOUR

Date: Wednesday, June 20 Time: 10:15 a.m. Age: 55 years and older Place: Meet in front of 48 Chestnut Street. Treat yourself to an early summer stroll along 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. House histories and architectural details will be shared. Preregistration required. Tour will be led by Julie Arrison, of Historic New England. To sign up, call Meghan, 978-744-0924.

SPORTS FILMS & CROQUET

Date: Wednesday, May 23 Time: 10:30 a.m. Age: 55 years and older Place: Phillips House, Chestnut Street Join Historic New England to view sports films from the Phillips collection, including family fun and major events, such as Harvard football games and the Boston Marathon. After the movie, enjoy a game of croquet or horseshoes in the back yard of the Phillips House. Pre-registration required. For information or to sign up, call Meghan, 978-744-0924.

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ADULT ENRICHMENT BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

Date: Last Tuesday of each month Time: 10 a.m. Age: 60 years and older Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Those who celebrate their birthday party during each month will receive a card, cake and an invitation to stay for lunch. Lunch is a suggested donation of $2.25; reservations must be made for these parties. For information, call 978-744-0924.

SCRABBLE

Dates: Second and fourth Thursdays, beginning April 12 Time: 12:15 p.m. Age: 55 years and older

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Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Enjoy friendly rounds of this classic board game. All are welcome. Scrabble boards will be provided. To sign up, call Meghan, 978-744-0924.

CRIBBAGE

Dates: Second and fourth Tuesdays, beginning April 10 Time: 12:15 Age: 55 and over Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. This card game was created in the 17th century and is the official pastime of American submariners. To sign up, call Meghan 978-744-0924.

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ADULT ENRICHMENT MAH-JONGG

Date: Mondays Time: 1 to 3 p.m. Age: 55 an over Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Mah-jongg is an ancient game that requires skill, coupled with fortune and wit. Intermediate and advanced players are welcome. Instruction will not be provided.

BRIDGE

Date: Fridays Time: 12:30 p.m. Age: 55 year and older Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Intermediate players are invited to these drop-in games. Some playing experience is required.

WRITERS GROUP

Date: Tuesdays, April 7 and June 5 Time: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. 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

SELLING ON EBAY

Age: 18 years and older Date: Thursdays, April 26 to June 14 Time: 8 to 9 p.m. Fee: $80 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St Class will cover all aspects of selling on Ebay and other online retail outlets, including market research, listing setup, proper shipping practices and inventory sourcing. If you have aspirations to work from home full-time, or would like to make some extra money on the side, this program is for you. Participants should have an active Ebay account (not required, but encour-

aged) and bring a laptop computer to use with Wi-Fi available in the building. Instructor: Jamie Campbell, full-time Ebay Power Seller.

MAXIMIZE YOUR COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID SEMINAR

Date: Monday, March 19 Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fee: $15 per person, $20 per couple Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Workshop is for all parents of college-bound high school students, especially freshmen and sophomores. Demystify the college financial aid process and learn to access some of the more than $90 billion in financial aid -- money even available to “high-income� families and business owners. Learn to protect assets by maximizing eligibility for aid, lowering your college costs. A free comprehensive analysis will be provided. Lecturer: Don Anderson of College Funding Advisors, Inc.

METAPHYSICAL MESSAGES WITH LINNEA

Date: Wednesday, April 11, 12:30 to 2 p.m., or June 13, 7 to 9 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. Visit www.Linneastar.com.

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ADULT ENRICHMENT REIKI TRAINING

Date: Tuesday, May 15, and Thursday, May 17 Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Fee: $100 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Reiki is a method of hands-on healing developed in Japan. Energy flows through the hand of the practitioner into the person, animal or plant being treated, enhancing the natural healing processes in the body. 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. Earn a certificate as a Reiki Level I Practitioner and be qualified to perform Reiki on yourself and others. Instructor: Elaine M. Tavis, RMT, and Nicol A. Jackson, RMT

SECOND-DEGREE REIKI TRAINING

Date: Tuesday, June 12, and Thursday, June 14 Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Fee: $200 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Participants will receive an attunement that will increase the amount of Reiki energy you channel and learn Reiki symbols that allow you to focus on the emotional and mental health of yourself and others. You will also learn how to perform Reiki from a distance or remotely. You will receive a Reiki II manual and may earn a Reiki II Practitioner certificate. Prerequisite: Usui Reiki First Degree. Instructor: Elaine M. Tavis, RMT & Nicol A. Jackson, RMT


ADULT ENRICHMENT POTTERY

Age: 18 years and older Date: Thursdays, June 7, 12, 21 and 28 Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Fee: $140 Place: Clay Works Pottery Studio, 53 Mason St. This introductory class will teach handbuilding techniques, including pinch pots, coils and slabs. Participants will create projects while having a chance to use the potters wheel. One to two weeks will be spent glazing creations. Instructor: Kathy Wells

DIGITAL CAMERA BASICS

Date: Date: Session I, Tuesday, April 3; Session II, Friday, May 18; Session III, Tuesday, Sept. 18 Age: 55 years and older Time: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fee: $7 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Learn basic controls, how to hold your camera and understand terms, features and menu options. Bring your camera, with batteries fully charged, and manual. Pre-registration required. Limited to 10 students. Instructor: Tracy Milkay

INTRO TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I

Age: 13 years and older Date: Session I, Wednesdays, April 14-18; Session II, Thursdays, Sept. 13-27 Time: 6 to 7 p.m. Fee: $30 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Beginners will learn: how to set up and use a digital camera; techniques for holding a camera; how to navigate shooting and playback menus; what camera settings are best; terminology, and; how to transfer images from a camera to a PC. Bring your camera, with batteries fully charged, and manual. Limited to 10 students. Instructor: Tracy Milkay

INTRO TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY II

Age: 13 years and older Date: Wednesdays, May 2-16 Time: 6 to 7 p.m. Fee: $30 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Class builds on “Intro to Digital Photography I.” Discover photographic situations in which you’ll learn to optimize your camera’s features to get the best photo. Bring your camera, with batteries fully charged, and manual. Compact digital camera and SLR users welcome. Limited to 10 students. Instructor: Tracy Milkay

BETTER PHOTO COMPOSITION

Age: 13 years and older Date: Tuesdays, May 22 to June 5 Time: 6 to 7 p.m. Fee: $30 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St For those who have the technical basics of camera operation down, and who are ready to focus on the fun part of photography – good composition. Pressing the shutter to snap a picture is easy. Creating great images that capture the moment, tell a story and draw people into the photograph requires awareness of composition rules that anyone can learn and follow. Compact digital camera and SLR users welcome. Limited to 10 students. Instructor: Tracy Milkay

CPR CLASS

Date: Thursday, April 26 or September 20 Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Fee: $50 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad Street Learn cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and the risk factors of heart attack and stroke in this American Heart Association course. Professional Rescuer certification available. Instructor: Joan Wilkins 31


ADULT ENRICHMENT HEALTH LECTURE SERIES

Dates: Wednesday, March 14, 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, 12:30 p.m. Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. March, “Stroke Prevention & Education” presented by Thom Kelly, MSN, RN, Stroke/PCI Programs Coordinator, Beverly Hospital. April, “Navigating the Complex Health Care System: How Community Resources Can Help,” presented by Lisa Hooper, Director of Northeast Link and Lisa Orgettas, Director Spectrum Adult Day Health. July, “I’m Not Getting Older, I’m Getting Better: Discover the New You!,” presented by Sallie Felton, LLC, CMC, PCC, Life Coach. This series is sponsored by Northeast Senior Health. Registration is required. Call 978-744-0924.

MAH-JONGG FOR BEGINNERS

Date: Mondays, April 2 to May 21 Time: 1 to 3 p.m. Fee: Free Age: 60 years and older Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Mah-Jongg is a Chinese game of skill, coupled with wit and fortune. The game is similar to gin rummy except it is played with tiles, not cards. The familiar card suits are replaced with Chinese symbols. This game fun and will sharpen your mind. Pre-registration is absolutely required. To sign up, call Meghan, 978-744-0924.

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ADULT ENRICHMENT QUILTING GROUP

Date: Second and fourth Wednesday of each month Time: 9:30 a.m. Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Work on a group project and craft to donate to local charities, while having the opportunity to share ideas and work on individual projects. The Quilting Group has already donated a bed quilt to the Friends of the Salem Council on Aging and baby quilts to Salem Hospital. For information call 978-744-0924.

COMPUTER LESSONS

Date: Wednesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Age: 60 years 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. This class is free, but limited to three students per session. Lessons can be arranged for Spanish-speaking seniors. Salem residents only. Call 978-744-0924 to sign up. Instructor: Wednesdays, Betsy Horne; Thursdays, John Walsh

PLANNING FOR MEDICARE: COUNTDOWN TO 65

Date: Wednesday, May 9 Time: 4 p.m. Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad Street. A comprehensive worksite seminar that explains decisions people make when they become eligible for Medicare, and how they enroll in the Medicare program. Working past Medicare eligibility and how all coverage options and choices affect a dependent spouse will also be discussed. There is also a shorter section of the seminar dedicated to health plans options, if people retire and lose employer coverage prior to being eligible for Medicare. Presented by

Heather Hurd from Blue Cross, Blue Shield. Pre-registration is required, call 978-744-0924, or register online at salem.com.

GRANDPARENTS 101

Date: Tuesday, June 19 Time: 1 p.m. Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad Street. Fee: $25 Many grandparents play a large role in the lives of their grandchildren for many reasons. William LaRue, from Safety 911, will help you understand what to do if an emergency occurs. Participants will be taught child and infant CPR, choking rescues, and what to do in common trauma and medical emergency situations. After the course, participants will receive a course completion card from the American Heart Association that is valid for two years. Pre-registration is absolutely required, call 978744-0924, or register online at salem.com.

DEALING WITH LOSSES BEREAVEMENT GROUP

Date: Thursdays, May 3 to June 7 Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad Street Fee: Free If you have experienced the death of a loved one, join others in sharing their losses, develop coping strategies, and move toward healing in a supportive, confidential environment. Registration is required. Call Lu Bonanno, Beacon Hospice, at 978-372-4211, for additional information or to register.

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ADULT ENRICHMENT PAINTING: COTTAGE ON CANVAS

Date: Wednesdays, April 25 to May 30 Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Learn to paint a whimsical cottage, nestled in a field of flowers and greens, on a canvas. This scene will teach students how to paint backgrounds of hills, flowers, trees and a cottage. All levels of painters are welcome. Acrylic paints will be used. For a list of supplies needed, direct e-mail to jlerner23@gmail.com.

PAINTING: HYDRANGEA TEA BOX

Date: Wednesdays, June 20 to August 1 Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Place: Senior Center Students will learn to paint the very popular hydrangea flower in beautiful blues and purples. Designs will be painted on a wooden tea box, pretty enough to display. Students will have the option to paint a keepsake, instead. Tea box choices will be discussed during class. A list of supplies will be provided prior to class.

PAINTING: FLOWERS ON POTS

Date: Wednesdays, Feb. 22 to March 28 Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Place: Senior Center Students will master the techniques of painting a variety of flowers. Students will be taught proper loading of brushes, using acrylic paints to show shading and highlighting to flowers and leaves. Projects will be a set of three differently sized flower pots, each displaying different flowers with lady bugs, butterflies and bumble bees.

OIL PAINTING

Date: Fridays, April 13 to May 25 Time: 10 a.m. to noon Fee: $40, includes supplies Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Instructions include what to paint, preparing

your canvas, planning and drawing, placement, and mixing colors. Beginners and those who have not painted in a while are welcome. Preregistration is required. Instructor: Peggy Towey

PAINTING: ROSE BUDS ON A CANDLE

Date: Thursday, April 19 Time: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fee: $15 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Students will learn to paint rose buds with leaves. After practice, students will then paint the design on a six-inch pillar candle, creating a wonderfully decorative piece of work. All supplies and materials are included. This workshop is open to all. A minimum of four students is needed to run the class. Pre-registration required. Instructor: Jeanette Lerner.


ADULT ENRICHMENT PAINTING: FRUITS ON CANVAS

Date: Thursday, June 14 Time: 1 to 3 p.m. Fee: $15 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. This workshop will teach you how to paint a pear, an apple and grapes. After practice time, the fruits will be painted on a canvas board. All supplies and instruction are included. Workshop is open to all. A minimum of four students is needed to run the class. Pre-registration required. Instructor: Jeanette Lerner.

WILD FLOWER AND GARDEN

Date: Wednesday, June 20 Time: Session 1, 1 to 2:30 p.m.; Session 2, 6 to 7 p.m. Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Like to create professional-looking arrangements with your garden or store-bought flowers? Learn the secrets of professional floral designers. All materials will be provided and no experience is necessary. Pre-registration required. Instructor: Laurie Marino, floral designer.

WEDDING BOUQUET WORKSHOP

Date: Wednesday, June 27 Time: 6 p.m. Fee: $25 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. In this hands-on workshop, learn how to create a hand-tie wedding bouquet with fresh, beautiful flowers. All materials will be provided and no experience is necessary. Pre-registration required. Instructor: Laurie Marino, floral designer

BASKET ARRANGEMENT

Date: Wednesday, July 11 Time: Session 1, 1 to 2:30 p.m.; Session 2, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Fee: $19 for Session 1; $25 for Session 2 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St.

Spring and summer offer a large variety of fresh, beautiful flowers. Learn how to make unique arrangements for yourself or a friend. All materials will be provided and no experience is necessary. Pre-registration required. Instructor: Laurie Marino, floral designer

TABLE CENTERPIECE CLASS

Date: Wednesday, August 22 Time: Session 1, 1 to 2:30 p.m.; Session 2, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Fee: $19 for Session 1; $25 for Session 2 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Brighten your summer table with a beautiful floral arrangement, designed by you. Materials will be provided and no experience is necessary. Pre-registration required. Instructor: Laurie Marino, floral designer

CONTEMPORARY FLORAL ARRANGEMENT

Date: Wednesday, September 12 Time: Session 1, 1 to 2:30 p.m.; Session 2, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Fee: $19 for Session 1; $25 for Session 2 Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Learn the secrets of a professional floral designer, while turning store bought flowers in a unique arrangement. Materials will be provided. No experience necessary. Pre-registration required. Instructor: Laurie Marino, floral designer.

MBTA PASSES

Date: Thursday, May 3 and September 6 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Salem Council on Aging staff and volunteers will assist individuals in applying for a Transportation Access Pass (Charlie Cards) for senior citizens and people with disabilities. Passes offer discounted rates on MBTA transportation.

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ADULT ENRICHMENT MASTERS GOLF TOURNEY

Date: Monday, Sept. 24 (Rain date: Monday, Oct. 1) Time: Tee times TBA Place: Olde Salem Greens, 77 Wilson St. Age: 60 years and older Fee: TBA Enter the first annual Masters Golf Tournament at Olde Salem Greens. Each foursome will play nine holes. The format will be scramble; each person will hit and the team will pick the best ball and hit from that spot. The tournament is open to men and women, but limited to 10 foursomes. Lunch and raffle prizes will follow the tournament. To sign up, contact Meghan Murtagh, 978-744-0924, after Aug. 1.

FARMERS MARKET: COUPON DISTRIBUTION & HEALTH FAIR

Date: TBA Time: 9 a.m. to noon Place: TBA With the help of the Elder Service Plan of the North Shore, the Salem Council on Aging will host a Health Fair, adjacent to the Farmer’s Market coupon-distribution day. Senior servicerelated agencies from the North Shore will hand out information, host giveaways and answer questions. Salem Council on Aging Social Workers Sharon Felton and Lynne Barrett will be on site, distributing Farmer’s Market coupons to income-eligible senior citizens (ID and proof of income is required). This is a public event. For information call Meghan, 978-744-0924.

COUNCIL ON AGING: AT YOUR SERVICE

Transportation

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 handicap accessible (please specify when reserving a ride), and are available Monday through Friday. Reservations are required two business days in advance and donations are accepted. Call 978744-0924 and ask for Amy.

Nutrition

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 and ask for Sandy.

Social Services

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.

Wellness Clinic

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.

Volunteers

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 and ask for Sandy.


ADULT ENRICHMENT AUTHENTIC ITALIAN COOKING

Date: Every other Wednesday (four lessons per session). Session I, May 2, 16 and 30 and June 13; Session II, July 11 and 25 and Aug. 8 and 22; Session III, Sept. 5 and 19 and Oct. 3 and 17. Time: 8 to 9 p.m. Fee: $130, authentic ingredients included Place: TBD, in Salem Learn how to prepare authentic Italian food that is healthy and delicious, yet fast and simple to prepare for the whole family. Enjoy real Italian dishes and learning Italian cooking, culture, history and buying tips. BYO drink (or bottle) to each lesson. Be advised that the food prepared may contain common allergens. For information, visit www.mammalicia.com online. Instructor: Licia Bester.

CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN

Time: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fee: $90, plus book (approx. $15) Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Learn this beautiful language with a native speaker, who will teach you practical, everyday Italian and give you insight on how to discover the real Italy while safely traveling around it. Classes focus on conversational modern Italian that people will understand and that you’ll have fun speaking. Also learn grammar, engage in role-playing, read and play Italian games.  Beginner Time: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Date: Thursdays (eight classes per session) Session I, April 26 to June 14; Session II, July 12 to Aug. 30; Session III, Sept. 6 to Oct. 25  Intermediate and Advanced Time: 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Date: Tuesdays (eight classes per session) Session I, May 1 to June 19; Session II, July 10 to Aug. 28; Session III, Sept. 4 to Oct. 23

SENIOR RECOGNITION WEEK

The following events will be part of Salem Heritage Days and intended for Salem residents, 60 years of age and older. For details, call the Senior Center, 978-744-0924.  Kickoff and Ice Cream Social Date: Monday, Aug. 6 Time: 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Free and open to all Salem senior citizens.  Winter Island Barbecue Date: Tuesday, Aug. 7 Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Place: Winter Island Picnic Pavilion Tickets are available at the Senior Center beginning Monday, July 9.  Dinner-Dance Date: Thursday, Aug. 9 Time: 4 to 7 p.m. Place: Salem Moose Family Center Features a spaghetti-and-meatball dinner, sponsored by the Salem Moose Lodge Family Center. Entertainment provided by Trilogy. Tickets are $1 and may be purchased at the Senior Center after Monday, July 9.

PIZZA PARTIES

Date: Thursdays, Apr. 26, June 28, Sept. 27 and Nov. 29 Time: 4 to 7 p.m. Fee: $8 per ticket Age: 60 and over Place: Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Enjoy a night of lively entertainment with friends. Dinner includes: salad, pizza and a homemade dessert. Pete Saran and Dick Girard will provide entertainment. Tickets will be available at the Senior Center.

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F.Y.I. ONLINE REGISTRATION

SPORTS ORGANIZATION CONTACTS

 Little League Baseball 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 League Cowan White 978-828-5450  Cartoon League Basketball Leo Higgins 978-741-1893  Youth Lacrosse Brian Almquist 978-766-0194  Wicked Running Club info@wickedrunningclub.com  Comprehensive Racing (Salem Cycle) Kurt Maw 617-429-0454  Spiderone Racing Brandi Dion 978-204-8588  Up-to-date road race information www.salemroadraces.com

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You may register online for recreation programs by visiting www.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.

PARKING STICKERS

Resident parking stickers are needed for entrance to Winter Island, Forest River Park and McCabe Marina. They are available for $20 for the first car and $5 for the second car in the same household. The price for residents age 60 and older will be $15 for the first car and $5 for the second car in the same household. License or proof of residency and vehicle registration will be required at the time of purchase. Stickers are valid for two years and may be purchased during office hours at the Park, Recreation & Community Services Department, 5 Broad Street. We also offer a non-resident sticker valid for one year. The cost is $100 and license and registration is required at the time of purchase.

FOREST RIVER POOL

Renew your pass for $4 or purchase a new 2011 pass. Adults (18 and older): $6; children and seniors: $5. You must present proof of residency when purchasing a new pass. When renewing, you must present your expiring pass. Hours:  Open swim Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesdays until 8 p.m.  Parent/tot swim Fridays, 10 to 10:45 a.m.  Age 55-and-older lap swim: Fridays, 10 to 10:45 a.m.  Adult lap swim (ages 16 and older), Saturdays, 10 to 10:45 a.m.


F.Y.I. PARK & POOL RENTALS

For Camp Naumkeag rental information, call Sandy George, 978-744-0180, ext. 23. The Forest River Park pool is available to rent during July and Augustfrom 6 to 8 p.m. The gazebo at Salem Common and the Salem Willows Shell are also available to rent. For more information, call Tim Short, 978-744-0180, ext. 20.

DOG PARK

The Salem Dog Park is located at Leslie’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 works to improve the park. Contributions are tax-deductible and can be mailed to SPACE, P.O. Box 8875, Salem, MA 01970. For more information, e-mail salemspacebod@gmail.com.

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT

Applications for summer employment are available at the Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Seasonal positions are available as lifeguards, maintenance workers, day playground program instructors and at Olde Salem Greens.

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 direct e-mail to tshort@salem.com.

COMMUNITY APPRECIATION

The Park and Recreation Commission held its fifth annual Community Appreciation Awards Night in January. The purpose of the event is to honor businesses, organizations and individuals who have made contributions to support our efforts.

Innovative Program Award

 Melanie McKinnon, Jamie Campbell; “It Starts With Me.”  3-on-3 Basketball Tournament  Joel Richardson; Recording Events for SATV

Business Appreciation Award

 Sean Gallivan, Brooks Sporting Co.  Tommy O’Donnell, O’Donnell Funeral Home

Community Partnership Award

 Peter Porcello; Salem Little League  Craig Simonetti; Boy Scouts  Massachusetts Trial Court Community Program; Stephen Price  Friends of DiBiasi Park; Rich Sacowich, Gretchen Flynn  Friends of Pickman Park; Patrick Burke, Brett Mentuck, Kristen Picone  Salem State University Residence Life Student Staff; Ricky Ganaishlal

Volunteer Appreciation Award

 Elisa Petruzella; Broad Street Playground  Ben Hernando; Tai Chi program  Stan Szwartz; Splaine Park  Mike Bloomberg; ice skating rink  Gary Rafael; McCabe Marina  Frank & Mary Anne Silva, SATV

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REGISTRATION FORM

OR REGISTER FOR MANY ACTIVITIES ONLINE AT WWW.SALEM.COM

Name __________________________ Date of Birth ___/___/____ Under 60 ___ Over 59 ___ Address _________________________________City _______________ Male ___ Female ___

Phone _________________________ E-mail __________________ @ __________________

Disability, allergy or medical information: ___________________________________________

Program

Fee

______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 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 and mail to: 5 Broad St., Salem, MA 01970


Deliver to:

PRE-SORTED STANDARD U.S. PAID SALEM, MA 01970 PERMIT NO. 32

POSTAL CUSTOMER SALEM, MA 01970

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2012 Salem Rec Spring/Summer Booklet