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NEW & UPCOMING • Resident Registration 8/17

• Theatre Workshop

• Non-Resident Registration 8/24

• Whole 30 Support Group

• Festival of Lights 9/15

• Trailblazer Poker Ryed 9/29


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Your Satisfaction Guaranteed! Our Staff Ray Favreau CPRP, Director of Parks & Recreation

The South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department continuously strives to provide

the residents of South Windsor with high-quality recreation programs, activities, and

special events. We are confident you will be happy with our services and we guarantee

your satisfaction. If you are not satisfied, we would appreciate your comments, ideas or

Parks Division

suggestions for improvement.

John Caldwell, Superintendent of Parks

Employment Opportunities

Alec Arnold, Parks Maintainer II Jake Burnham, Parks Maintainer II Mike Driscoll, Parks Maintainer II Mike Hanrahan, Parks Maintainer II Rob Hunt, Parks Maintainer II Steve Linton, Parks Maintainer II Allen Livingston, Parks Maintainer II Rich Olmstead, Parks Maintainer III Michael Samsel, Parks Maintainer II Brian Sullivan, Parks Maintainer II Dave Turkington, Parks Maintainer II

Recreation Division Keri Montague, Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation Lauren Bent, Recreation Supervisor Cheryl Gerber, Recreation Supervisor Shelby Kosa, Recreation Supervisor Sarah Robinson, Recreation Supervisor Stephanie Tostarelli-Parker, Administrative Operations Manager 2

Applications for Fall and Winter employment are now being accepted at the South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department. Positions available include: 4th “R� Before and After School Staff and Basketball Referees. Call 860-648-6355 for more details.

Americans with Disabilities Act South Windsor Parks & Recreation complies with the Americans with Disabilities

Act (ADA) prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability. ADA requires that recreation programs must be implemented in the most integrated setting possible,

appropriate for each individual. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to contact

the South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department at least two weeks in advance

regarding any accommodations needed to assist with participation in and enjoyment of any program or special event. If you have questions, please call 860-648-6355.

Weather Cancellation Policy If the South Windsor schools are cancelled, preschool classes will also be cancelled.

If the public schools have a delayed opening, morning preschool classes that start before 12:00 p.m. will be cancelled, but afternoon preschool classes that start after 12:00 p.m. will be conducted as long as weather conditions improve. Always call the Cancellation

Hotline Number (860-648-6349) for the most recently updated information. Make-up classes will be scheduled based on facility and instructor availability. Partial refunds will be given if two or more of the same class cannot be rescheduled. For updated information on program cancellations due to inclement weather, please call our

Cancellation Hotline at 860-648-6349. The South Windsor Parks & Recreation

Department reserves the right to change schedules as necessary and cancel programs that do not meet minimum enrollment levels.


Table of Contents • Registration Info.................................... 4

• Special Needs ................................... 22

• Director’s Message................................ 6

• Adult Programs................................... 24

• Preschool Programs .............................. 8

• Special Events..................................... 30

• Youth & Teen Programs....................... 14

• Park Map........................................... 46

• Youth Sports Link................................ 17 • Winter Fun......................................... 20

“The South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department is committed to enhancing our community through quality recreation programs and parks that provide exceptional experiences”

The South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department is a member of:

• Connecticut Recreation & Parks Association • National Recreation & Parks Association • New England Parks Association • American Camp Association

For Your Information

The following organizations/programs run independently of South Windsor Parks & Recreation. Please contact the individuals listed for information.

Challenger Baseball: League Director, Steve Callahan. . . . . . . . . . . 860-644-3498 www.southwindsorlittleleague.org Community Band: swcommunityband@hotmail.com swband.org Community Chorus: Lee Mann, Sr., President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-875-2589 www.swchorus.org CT Adult Soccer Club: Brian Rivard. . . . . . 860-644-8378 Men’s Golf League: Dave Brower. . . . . . . . 860-289-2151 Ice Skating: South Windsor Arena. . . . . . . . 860-289-3401 www.hockey1.com South Windsor Association of Snowmobilers: Roger Tripp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-289-0747

• NAEYC (National Association for Education of Young Children)

South Windsor Chamber of Commerce. . 860-644-9442 www.southwindsorchamber.com

• South Windsor Chamber of Commerce

Special Olympics: Dan Rezende. . . . . . . . . 860-644-9703

• Connecticut Forest & Park Association

Topstone Golf Course. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-648-4653 www.topstonegc.com

• Connecticut Tree Protection Association • Tree Warden Association • Connecticut Parks Association • New England Sports Turf Managers Association

Wapping Fair: Paul Petrillo. . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-573-6780 www.wappingfair.org Willowbrook Golf Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-648-2061 www.willowbrookgc.com Accredited Day Care Centers www.naeyc.org

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Participants are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at

HOW TO REGISTER

manner, show courtesy and respect to other participants, vol-

ONLINE – recreation.southwindsor.org

We use a positive approach to behavior management. However,

FAX – 860-648-5048. These forms will be processed at the end of the day.

Behavior of Participants all times. Participants shall behave in a safe and responsible

unteers, and staff, and treat equipment and facilities with care. we reserve the right to take appropriate action based upon an evaluation of each situation on its own merits.

Public Safety

IN PERSON Parks & Recreation Offices at 91 Ayers Road Telephone registrations will NOT be accepted.

Program registrations will not be accepted without payment and completed registration form.

If you appear impaired or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, we will suggest that you allow us to help find

someone to drive you and your child home. We will notify proper authorities if refused.

When to Register • South Windsor resident registration begins August 17. • Non-resident registration begins August 24.

Contact Us: Do you have any ideas or suggestions for our Parks &

Recreation Department? Please call 860-648-6355 or email us at rec@southwindsor.org. We would love to hear from you. Call us:

Phone: 860-648-6355

Hotline: 860-648-6349

Fax: 860-648-5048

Email us:

rec@southwindsor.org

Facebook: Facebook.com/swprd

At the office: Residents can register August 17 Non-residents can register August 24

Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility

Monday- Friday- 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

91 Ayers Road, South Windsor 06074

Holiday Closings: Monday, September 3; Monday, October 8; Monday, November 12; Thursday, November 22; Friday,

November 23; Tuesday, December 25; Tuesday, January 1;

Monday, January 21; Tuesday, February 12; Monday, February 18. On the Web: recreation.southwindsor.org

Non-Resident Fees There will be an additional charge for each non-resident program registration of $5 for programs under $50 and $10 for programs over $50.

Program Locations Programs are held in the Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility unless

otherwise noted. All room numbers listed are located at the Wapping P & R Facility unless otherwise noted.

How to Pay The Parks & Recreation Department accepts cash, checks, or credit cards (except American Express). All Resident payments must be accompanied by proof of residency, such as a driver’s license, a tax or utility bill.

Please make checks payable to the Town of South Windsor. Checks must have driver’s license number and expiration date written on them. Program registrations will not be accepted without payment.

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Fee Assistance The South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department’s programs, classes, and special events are available to all residents regardless of economic status. The

Parks & Recreation Department determines all fee assistance for qualified residents. A confidential application is available at the Parks & Recreation office. Fee assistance is made possible through the Recreation Scholarship Fund.


Refund Policy

Helpful Information

Many programs are very popular and fill quickly; therefore, we often have

Please enroll early. Whether or not a class runs is

program, the sooner we can accommodate others. Requests for refunds

class/activity. All classes/ activities have minimum and

waiting lists. The sooner we know of your intentions to cancel out of a

will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Requests must be submitted in writing to the department email rec@southwindsor.org or in person at

the recreation office. Cancellations must be submitted no later than one week prior to start of the program. Generally, full refunds are granted

determined within 24 hours prior to the start of the maximum enrollment limits. • NC = No class.

• Ellsworth is located at 1737 Main Street in the Board of Education building.

for legitimate medical reasons, or if our department cancels a program.

• We require all youth participants to be escorted into

classes or sessions held prior to the date of notification to the Parks &

• All room numbers listed are located at the

Otherwise, refunds are pro-rated and determined by the percentage of

Recreation Department Main Office (NOT the instructor). The sooner we know, the bigger the refund.

and out of their programs by an adult.

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INDICATES RESIDENTS ONLY

Register Online! STEP ONE

• Go to recreation.southwindsor.org and click the “Get Registered” button. • This will link you to our Parks & Recreation registration page.

STEP TWO • Create an account.

• Fill in your family household information and create a login name (must be an email address) and password.

STEP THREE

• Access your account and review program information, register for available programs, pay on account, view account history, and more! Our activity numbers are a thing of the past!

Registration for programs is similar to most internet shopping. Simply just search by program name or keyword.

As always, please feel free to call the office at 860-648-6355 for assistance.

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DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE Ray Favreau CPRP Director of Parks & Recreation

What a Difference a Year Makes! By the time this magazine hits our resident mailboxes, it’s hard to believe that we will have been in our new home at Wapping one full year already! Wow, what a difference a year makes, but we have only scratched the surface of what we can and will do! Our amazing staff is poised to offer programs and services never seen or experienced before in town, and as we approach our 50th anniversary as a full-fledge municipal department we are even more motivated and excited to do so. Now that we have completed basic renovations in all the parks & recreation classrooms creating 8 multi-purpose rooms, 5 designated use rooms and the gymnasium at Wapping we have added opportunities to whet just about any appetite this Fall and Winter. Try one of the following on for size (details throughout this 48 page magazine): • Seven brand new preschool classes. • Ten new youth programs: Badminton; nine new enrichment programs – Wire Wrapped Heart Pendant Workshop, Theater Workshop, five Clay Craft Workshops, and Food Explorers • Seven new adult programs: workshops for Fall Sign making, Holiday Sign Making, Intro. to Photography, Simple Swirl Wire Wrapped Pendants, Coaching Baseball, Badminton and Whole 30 Diet Support Group. • Sixteen special events of which five are brand new: Trailblazer Poker Ryed; Resolution Run; Bike Path Ride; Porters on Porter Pumpkin Roll; and Festival of Lights celebration of Diversity. • Three new services: Solar powered smart device charging stations at My Friend’s Place, Bark Park, Wapping and Veterans Memorial Park; textile and spent markers recycling at Wapping. I always look forward to the release of our bi-annual program catalog, Parks & Rec. magazine. It gives me the wonderful opportunity to share some amazing accomplishments, describe new developments and promote new initiatives to our public. The Wapping Re-purposing efforts are still a work-in-progress, but we are making great strides! With renovations completed, we are now accepting reservations for small private functions in our new party room number 33. Architectural plans are in the works for remodeling the Cafeteria to a Banquet facility. Improvements will include much needed A/C, new ceiling and LED lighting, new sheet rock walls, new floor, window shades, electrical upgrades, replacement doors and technology enhancements. We hope to get this anticipated 6-8 week project approved and started soon after Labor Day so we can begin booking functions for the late Fall. Phase III calls for expanding parking to better accommodate our patrons. I can’t begin to tell you how valuable the additional square footage that Wapping provides is to our ability to expand and diversify our program offerings for all ages. For example, we are super excited with the incredible changes and improvements made to our ”Fab Five” ACA accredited summer day camp programs! 1. Approximately 400 campers from Little Explorers (ages 3-5), Trailblazers (ages 5-9), Camp Discovery (ages 5-11), Jr. Adventurers (ages 10-12) and Adventure Unit (ages 12-15) are all housed at Wapping every week giving us better management access, and increased space at a centrally located site. 2.Two Registered Nurses are on staff and able to cover 55 hours of operation from 7am to 6pm five days a week. 3. We now employ Security Guards recruited from the high school operation. 4. And most importantly we can better accommodate campers for the entire summer, from the day after school ends to the day before school begins! 6


Last year our Letters to Santa service received a record-breaking 282 letters to Santa! Local children deposited letters in a special mailbox under the Nevers Park gazebo at the corner of Nevers & Sand Hill Roads. Let’s see if we can do better than that between December 3 and 19th this holiday season! Our Tree Management & Invasive Species Control initiative continued with more clearing of invasive materials hazardous, diseased and dead trees from the newly acquired Collins Hill (recently re-named to Porter’s Hill by the Town Council), along the Plum Gulley Brook on the high school campus, at the Priest Farm, sparing a handful of healthy unique trees and at Lawrence Road Park.

Our first-ever Father-Daughter Dance last February drew an unbelievable attendance of 200! Dads and their precious little girls danced their way into lifetime memories. Come on Dads, let’s break that attendance record in 2019! Our first-ever Moms and Son(s) Dodgeball Fun held last April was wildly successful with 45 moms and sons participating in the dodge ball “battle” that brought more laughter, high fives, fist bumps and sweat that just had to be seen to be believed and left them all wanting a repeat next year - ,and we will oblige!

Our 47th Annual Egg Hunt, proudly sponsored by Imperial Oil & Plumbing held last March 30 saw over two thousands kids collect a record 30,000 plastic eggs across six age groups in two hours! You’ve got to see this to believe it! Our talented parks crew installed our very first clay cricket pitch and painted boundary lines at the South Windsor Fairgrounds (formerly Barton Property) this Spring in partnership with the new local cricket team the “New England United Cricket Club”. They also prepared this site for the “Paws in the Park” event in May including aerating, mowing, laying out parking and vendor assignments and line painting. They also transformed Rye St. Park and Nevers Park into multiple field sports specific sites for three youth lacrosse tournament, one youth soccer tournament and one youth football jamboree. Crew members also began the process of removing high maintenance material at the Buckland islands and prepared turf for application of a hearty variety of wild flower seed mix. The “new” islands will be colorful and attractive with far less maintenance required and safer for the crew.

Satisfied cricket players with their brand new field!!

Substantial clearing of the property around the Priest farm house is complete.

By the time you read this article, the HazMat abatement and demolition of the old farm house at the former Jones Property and now town-owned open space will finally be complete. The Police and Fire Departments utilized the structure for some training exercises throughout the spring & summer beforehand. There is so much more to share, but I have run out of space, so I guess that’s it for this issue. We hope you will find something of interest within these 48 colorful pages, and remember to like us on Facebook, and to feel great – recreate with your South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department!

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PRESCHOOL Welcome To Preschool! Preschool Open House Join us Thursday, September 6, 2018

from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in rooms 54, 55, and 57. Come and meet the preschool teachers, check out our classrooms, and find out more about specific classes!

Preschool Registration ATTENTION PARENTS: There will be two registrations for the Preschool Program – one

Preschool Program

s C A. B .

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for Sessions A & B and one for Sessions C & D. Please note

8:00 a.m. for residents on a first-come, first-served basis.

and Recreation Facility, 91 Ayers Road. Please note,

Registration can be done online or at the Wapping Parks mailed-in and faxed-in registrations will be processed after initial registration 8/17/18.

• Non-resident registrations will begin on 8/24/18 at

at 8:00 a.m. for residents on a first-come, first-served basis.

Recreation Facility, 91 Ayers Road.

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Please note, mailed-in and faxed-in registrations will be processed after initial registration on 1/11/19. at 8:00 a.m

SWPRD􀀁is􀀁a􀀁nut-free􀀁zone!􀀁When􀀁packing􀀁lunch􀀁 for􀀁your􀀁child,􀀁please􀀁make􀀁sure􀀁all􀀁sandwiches,􀀁 snacks,􀀁and􀀁other􀀁components􀀁are􀀁nut􀀁free􀀁as􀀁well. No􀀁potty-training􀀁necessary􀀁to􀀁attend􀀁our􀀁classes!􀀁 Please􀀁note,􀀁teachers􀀁do􀀁not􀀁change􀀁any􀀁students.􀀁 Parents􀀁will􀀁be􀀁called􀀁to􀀁come􀀁change􀀁a􀀁child􀀁if􀀁the􀀁 need􀀁arises􀀁during􀀁class.

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Registration can be done online or at Wapping Parks and

• Non-resident registrations will begin on 1/18/19

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Recreation Facility, 91 Ayers Road

• Registration for these sessions begins on Friday 1/11/19

When􀀁SWPS􀀁cancels􀀁or􀀁delays􀀁due􀀁to􀀁weather,􀀁

schedule􀀁allows.

8:00 a.m online or at the Wapping Parks and

Sessions C & D Registration:

for􀀁SW􀀁Public􀀁Schools,􀀁there􀀁is􀀁no􀀁Preschool.􀀁

to􀀁offer􀀁a􀀁make-up􀀁for􀀁canceled􀀁classes􀀁as􀀁the􀀁

through June are listed in this brochure.

• Registration for these sessions begins on 8/17/18 at

Save􀀁yourself􀀁the􀀁trip!􀀁When􀀁there􀀁is􀀁no􀀁school􀀁

Preschool􀀁is􀀁also􀀁canceled.􀀁We􀀁will􀀁do􀀁our􀀁best􀀁

that all classes for the Preschool Program from September Sessions A & B Registration:

Help􀀁us􀀁keep􀀁your􀀁child􀀁safe!􀀁All􀀁parents/guardians􀀁of􀀁 preschool􀀁participants􀀁will􀀁be􀀁required􀀁to􀀁fill􀀁out􀀁an􀀁 Emergency􀀁Contact􀀁Information􀀁Form􀀁before􀀁the􀀁start􀀁of􀀁 Preschool.􀀁Forms􀀁are􀀁valid􀀁for􀀁all􀀁2018/2019􀀁sessions.

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All􀀁2018/2019􀀁Sessions􀀁are􀀁unique!􀀁 Classes􀀁in􀀁each􀀁session􀀁will􀀁have􀀁all􀀁new􀀁activities. Please note, all classes listed in the brochure are offered in each session. Prices listed are per child, per session. 􀀁

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recreation.southwindsor.org Parent & Child Classes These classes are recommended for children not yet comfortable being away from a parent/caregiver or are new to our preschool programs. These programs will help acclimate your child(ren) to our program and familiarize them with the staff members. As a result, transitions to independent classes will be easier for them and you.

Almost On My Own

(All Ages Welcome)

Is your child almost ready to be in an independent class, but needs a little more time with Mom, Dad or a special friend? In this class your child will learn to feel at home in the “big kid” classroom. They will enjoy art, songs, stories and time with friends. Mondays, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., $75 Location: Room 57, Instructor: Mrs. Rounce Thursdays, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., $75 Location: Room 55, Instructor: Mrs. Sivo

Stepping Stones (All Ages Welcome) The perfect start for your little one! Free play is the focus with an introduction to some organized motor skills. Together, caregivers

and children will enjoy this gentle approach to different activities, including balls, bean bags, coloring, etc. You are invited to enjoy our climb-ons, toys, snack, and coffee/tea for the adults, too!

Independent Programming 2-3 YEAR OLDS

(Must be 2 before the start of the session)

Giggles and Wiggles (Ages 2-3)

Tuesdays, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., $75 Location: Room 54, Instructor: Mrs. Aparo

Wiggly fingers and dancing feet, plus stories and art on the days we meet.

Come and Play

Mondays, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., $83 Location: Room 57, Instructor: Mrs. Rounce

(All Ages Welcome)

Giggles and good times are guaranteed!

Little ones and their caregivers are invited to play and socialize!

The little ones will have all kinds of play opportunities to explore

at their own pace. We will also have a short story time each week. Snacks and coffee will be provided.

Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., $79 Location: Room 54, Instructor: Mrs. Crusha

All Aboard! (All Ages Welcome) Come along for the ride! Enjoy a coffee with other parents/caregivers as we help the children build a foundation of learning and

socializing. Our time together will include a brief story, circle time, and lots of sensory and free play! Snack provided. Fridays, 9:30 a.m -10:45 a.m, $79 Location: Room 54, Instructor: Mrs. Tetreault

NEW

TOTally Kids (Ages 2-3)

Have some fun with friends! We will sing silly songs, read engaging

stories, and have fun with organized play! Snack and drink included! Mondays, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m., $83 Location: Room 54, Instructors: Mrs. Aparo & Mrs. Crusha

The Fun Never Ends

(Ages 2-3)

You will be busy in this great class! Join your friends for socializing, playing and good old fashioned fun! Sign up now!

Mondays, 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., $83 Location: Room 54, Instructors: Mrs. Aparo & Mrs. Crusha

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PRESCHOOL

Two And Three Come Learn With Me (Ages 2-3) Learning can be lots of fun. Your child will make new friends

while singing songs, listening to stories and making a color art project every week.

Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., $83 Location: Room 55, Instructor: Mrs. Sivo

NEW

Share A Story

(Ages 2-3)

Each week we will read stories to open our imaginations. We

will play games, do art projects, sing songs, and have free play time. Snack will be provided.

Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m., $83 Location: Room 57, Instructors: Mrs. Hathorn & Mrs. Tetreault

Curious Cubs

(Ages 2-3)

Children ages two and three will have lots of fun – it’s

guaranteed! We will sing, read stories, make new friends and create works of art.

Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m., $83

Location: Room 55, Instructors: Mrs. Sivo & Mrs. Aparo

Here We Grow Again (Ages 2-3) Let’s grow together! Children will have the opportunity to

choose from a variety of activities in this class that mainly focus-

Fabulous Fridays

(Ages 2-3)

Come end the week with a fun-filled class of songs, stories and fabulous

art projects. We will also make new friends and enjoy a snack every Friday! Fridays, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., $83 Location: Room 55, Instructor: Mrs. Sivo & Mrs. Hathorn

NEW

Razzle Dazzle (Ages 2-3)

What a fun way to end the week! This extended Friday lunch class will encourage your children to explore their many senses through various forms of sensory play, free play, creative art and outdoor play. Please pack a nut-free lunch.

Fridays, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., $94 Location: Room 54, Instructor: Mrs. Tetreault

2-4 YEAR OLDS

(Must be 2 before the start of the session)

Preschool Pals (Ages 2-4) Come join the fun! It’s time to make new friends as we enjoy music, stories and making an art project each week! Tuesdays, 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m., $83 Location: Room 55, Instructor: Mrs. Sivo

NEW

Explore, Play, Learn!

(Ages 2-4)

es on free play. We will come together as a class for a brief circle

Through stories, songs, art, games, and free play we will explore concepts

time and snack. Snack is provided.

including shapes, colors, letters and numbers. Snack will be provided.

Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m., $83 Location: Room 54, Instructor: Mrs. Tetreault

Wednesdays, 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m., $83 Location: Room 57, Instructors: Mrs. Hathorn & Mrs. Tetreault

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PRESCHOOL Little Bobcats

(Ages 2-4)

This class is all about getting your little one moving! Each week your child will try a new sport/activity – encouraging both fine and gross motor development. We will wind class down with a snack, brief story, and circle time! Snack is provided.

Thursdays, 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m., $83 Location: Room 54, Instructors: Mrs. Tetreault & Mrs. Aparo

This three hour class is perfect for your youngster to have a wicked fun

afternoon! We will enjoy playing with new and old friends, circle time, singing songs, reading books together, and a whimsical craft. Please bring a NUT FREE lunch.

Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., $114 Location: Room 54, Instructor: Mrs. Crusha

as we have fun reading stories, singing songs and creating crafts that will keep us busy all morning long. We will also enjoy lunch together. Please bring a NUT FREE lunch.

(Ages 3-5)

In this class we will introduce simple letter and math activities for preschool children with a focus on FUN, play-based learning. We will also read stories, sing songs, and make dazzling works of art. Please bring a NUT FREE lunch.

Mondays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., $114 Location: Room 55, Instructors: Mrs. Sivo & Mrs. Tetreault

Two Times The Fun

(Ages 3-5)

This class is perfect for bodies with busy hands and feet. Come join us

(Must be 3 before or during the session)

NEW

Wonderful Wednesdays

Busy Bodies (Ages 3-5)

3-5 YEAR OLDS ABCs and 123s

NEW

(Ages 3-5)

Two days of school equals two times the fun! You and your

classmates will enjoy independent and structured activities in

this class that meets on Tuesday AND Thursday! Please bring a NUT FREE lunch.

Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $114 Location: Room 57, Instructor: Mrs. Rounce

NEW

Buddy Bears

(Ages 3-5)

Come on in and have some fun, you’ll make friends with everyone! Playing, painting, story time, too, and don’t forget to bring a lunch with you! Please make sure all lunches are NUT FREE.

Fridays, 11:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m., $88 Location: Room 55, Instructors: Mrs. Sivo & Mrs. Hathorn

4-6 YEAR OLDS

(Must be 4 by 12/31/18)

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $228 Location: Room 57, Instructors: Mrs. Rounce & Mrs. Tetreault & Mrs. Hathorn

Kangaroo Kids

Four Day Hooray (Ages 4-6) NEW for the 2018/2019 School Year, Four Day Hooray is moving to two 16-week classes! Registration for Class A will be on 8/17/18 for

(Ages 3-5)

residents and 8/24/18 for non-residents. Registration for Class B will be

Don’t miss a moment of action with toys, fun, movement

on 1/11/19 for residents and 1/18/19 for non-residents.

Snack will be provided.

be based on exciting themes and will include a letter of the week. We

and games. You will wonder, where did the time go?! Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m., $83 Location: Room 54, Instructor: Mrs. Aparo

Little Leapers

(Ages 3-5)

This three hour class is perfect for the child who has lots of energy.

Join us FOUR days a week for lots fun and learning! This class will

will focus our learning on kindergarten readiness skills through stories, language and math activities, science, cooking, music and gross motor activities. Each day we will play outside, weather permitting. Please bring a nut free lunch and snack daily.

Monday-Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

So come on in and LEAP into learning as we play with friends old

Class A: 9/11-1/17, NC: 9/19, 10/8, 11/6, 11/21, 11/22, 12/24-12/27, 12/31, 1/1, $1,360

Please bring a NUT FREE lunch.

Class B: 1/28-6/6, NC: 2/14, 2/18, 3/19, 4/1-4/4 (this week will be used for make-up days due to weather cancellations), 4/8-4/11, 5/27, $1,360

and new, sing some songs, and make a magnificent project, too! Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., $114 Location: Room 55, Instructors: Mrs. Sivo & Mrs. Aparo

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PRESCHOOL

Preschool Planning Guide Below is an easy guide to help you choose the session and weekday that works for you and your schedule. Teachers will escort those students wishing to stay for back-to-back classes to their appropriate classroom..

Session

Session

Session

Session

September – November

November – January

January – March

April – June

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B

MON. 9/17-11/12, (NC 10/8) TUES. 9/11-10/30 WED. 9/12-11/7, (NC 9/19) THURS. 9/13-11/1 FRI. 9/14-11/2

MON. 11/19-1/28, (NC 12/24, 12/31, 1/21) TUES. 11/13-1/15, (NC 12/25, 1/1) WED. 11/14-1/16, (NC 11/21, 12/26) THURS. 11/15-1/17, (NC 11/22, 12/27) FRI. 11/16-1/18, (NC 11/23, 12/28)

MONDAYS

Room

55

3-5 years 9:30am-12:30pm ABCs & 123s

Classroom

Room

57

Classroom

Room

54

Acitivity Room

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2-3 years 9:30am-11:00am Giggles and Wiggles Open Ages 11:15am-12:15pm Almost On My Own

2-3 years 9:30am-11:00am NEW TOTally Kids 2-3 years 11:15am-12:45pm The Fun Never Ends

TUESDAYS 2-3 years 9:30am-11:00am 2&3 Come Learn With Me 2-4 years 11:15am-12:45pm Preschool Pals

3-5 years 9:30am-12:30pm NEW Two Times The Fun

3-5 years 9:30am-11:00am Kangaroos Kids Open Ages 11:15am-12:15pm Stepping Stones

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MON. 2/4-4/1, (NC 2/18) TUES. 1/29-3/26, (NC 3/19) WED. 2/6-3/27 THURS. 1/31-3/28, (NC 2/14) FRI. 2/1-3/29, (NC 2/15)

WEDNESDAYS

MON. 4/15-6/10, (NC 5/27) TUES. 4/16-6/4 WED. 4/17-6/5 THURS. 4/18-6/6 FRI. 4/26-6/14

THURSDAYS

FRIDAYS

2-3 years 9:30am-11:00am Curious Cubs

2-3 years 9:30am-11:00am Fabulous Fridays

Open Ages 11:15am-12:15pm Almost On My Own

3-5 years 11:15am-1:00pm NEW Buddy Bears

3-5 years 9:30am-12:30pm NEW Two Times The Fun

3-5 years 9:30am-12:30pm Busy Bodies

Open Ages 9:30am-10:45am Come & Play

2-3 years 9:30am-11:00am Here We Grow Again

Open Ages 9:30am-10:45am All Aboard

3-5 years 11:00am-2:00pm NEW Wonderful Wednesdays

2-4years 11:15am-12:45pm Little Bobcats

2-3 years 11:00am-1:00pm NEW Razzle Dazzle

3-5 years 9:30am-12:30pm Little Leapers

2-3 years 9:30am-11:00am NEW Share A Story 2-4years 11:15am-12:45pm NEW Explore, Play, Learn!


VACATION DAY PROGRAMS DAY DATE

No School? No Problem! Join us for a full day of FUN! Grades K-5

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7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., $55/day Wapping Parks and Recreation Facility

Please note, each program requires a minimum of 20 students.

Monday Wednesday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Monday Thursday Friday Monday Tuesday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

September 10 September 19 October 8 November 6 December 26 December 27 December 28 January 21 February 14 February 15 February 18 March 19 April 8 April 9 April 10 April 11 April 12

See page 33 for information about the Ann Masi Memorial School Vacation Magic Show on February 14.

EGG HUNT

48th Annual Imperial Oil & Plumbing

FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2019

SWHS STADIUM

Come enjoy this FREE fun-filled family event! Collect filled plastic eggs, meet the spring bunny and enjoy a snack. Then, step inside the High School for the S.W. Community Women’s Club’s “Kids’ Fair” from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Kid’s Fair includes games, prizes and fun for the entire family!

Hunt Times: SENSORY FRIENDLY EGG HUNT 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. AGE 2 10:00 a.m.

AGE 3 10:15 a.m.

AGE 4 10:30 a.m.

AGE 5 & GRADE K 10:45 a.m.

PLEASE SEE PAGE 30 FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THIS SPECIAL EVENT

GRADE 1 11:00 a.m.

GRADE 2 11:15 a.m. 13


YOUTH & TEEN Please enroll early. Whether or not a class runs is determined within 24 hours prior to the start of the class/activity. All classes/activities have minimum and maximum enrollment limits. NC = No class. •

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= residents only • We require all youth participants to be escorted into their programs by an adult

Jukido Jujitsu (Ages 6+)

Middle School Volleyball

Jukido is a traditional Japanese Jujitsu class teaching realistic self-defense.

Participants enjoy quality time with their peers while developing

arm locks, pressure points and strikes. Jukido stresses the seven codes of

instruction, drills, and play. This is a solid 8-week program run by

The techniques that a student will learn includes throws, takedowns,

bushido: justice, courage, benevolence, politeness, truth, honor and loyalty. Safety and doing one’s best are always emphasized in class. Trial classes are available and uniforms are not mandatory.

For more information, please visit the IKA website www.kokondo.org

Sundays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., $30 September – March Location: Gym, Instructor: Master Paul Ward 5th Degree Black Belt

Badminton

(Ages 6+)

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basic skills and proper techniques, movements, and postures through volleyball veterans invested in developing youth athletic skills. Organized games are played at the end of each class. Thursdays, 5:00 p.m.-6:45 p.m. 1/3 – 2/28, NC 2/14, $40 Location: Timothy Edwards Gym

Baseball Training NEW

(Grades 6-8)

(Grades 6-8)

This training camp will provide the opportunity for players of all levels

Jump! Smash! Clear! Drop! Net!

to work on their baseball skills, including conditioning, hitting, defense,

skill levels to learn/refine the fundamentals of the world’s fastest

knowledge about baseball and the fundamentals needed to execute what

ways of holding the racquet; shadowing technique for proper footwork;

provide their own helmet, glove, bat, cleats and catchers equipment

The newly offered badminton program is calling participants of all

pitching, base running and much more. Each player will gain further

growing racket sport. The program will expose athletes to the proper

they have learned for their baseball future! All participants are required to

how to serve, clear and smash; and singles and doubles strategies.

if needed.

Saturdays, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., $120 per session Session 1: 9/8 – 10/13; Session 2: 10/20 –12/1, NC 11/24

Mondays and Wednesdays, 9/12-10/3 NC 9/19, 3:30 p.m. – 4:50 p.m., $120 Location: Duprey Field (138 Ayers Road), Instructor: Chris Corkum

Sundays, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., $120 per session Session 1: 9/9 – 10/14; Session 2: 10/21 –12/2, NC 11/25 Location: Wapping Gym, Instructors: Rusdi Geno, Vijay Srinivasachari, and other assisting staff

NEW

Wire Wrapped Heart Pendant Workshop (Ages 10-17)

Fitness Club

(Grades 6-8, TE Students Only)

This indoor program is aimed at helping middle school students enhance their physical fitness and expand upon exercise and strength training

knowledge. Students will be encouraged to create realistic fitness goals and then work with the instructor to create an individual workout. Mondays & Thursdays, 9/13-10/25 NC 10/8, 2:45 p.m. – 4:05 p.m., $70 Location: TEMS Weight Room/Fitness Center, Instructor: Val Gasparino, TEMS Health & PE Teacher 14

Join us for a fun-filled wire wrapping class! During this 2 hour class, students will learn how to use a variety of beautiful beads and wire to wrap a metal heart into a one-of-a-kind wearable work of art!

No experience, tools, or supplies necessary! (Chain not included) Saturday, 2/23, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., $20 Location: Room 59, Instructor: Erica Giroux, Playful Peacock Owner


recreation.southwindsor.org Jumping Clay Craft Workshops JumpingClay is an air-drying polymer clay that is 100% safe and non-toxic and completely mess free! Our workshops provide

step-by-step instruction and assistance by trained instructors while

encouraging creative self-expression and building confidence. Each participant will make their own clay creation using JumpingClay while learning about basic shapes and color mixing. All projects

will be taken home the same day - just leave them out to dry for 24 hours! Beginners welcome!

AGES 3-5 NEW

“The Hungry Caterpillar”

It’s fall and the caterpillar’s hungry! Each participant will create their own clay caterpillar munching on a clay leaf ! Wednesday, 10/3, 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m., $10

Grades K-5 NEW

“Trick Or Treat”

Let’s Celebrate Halloween with a spooky spider pencil topper, a trick-or-treat ghost magnet, and a jack-o-lantern magnet! Wednesday, 10/17, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., $23 Location: Room 59, Instructor: JumpingClay Staff NEW

“Gobble Gobble”

Just in time to decorate the table for Thanksgiving, we’ll make clay turkeys!

Wednesday, 11/14, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., $23 Location: Room 59, Instructor: JumpingClay Staff NEW

“Deck The Halls”

Golf At Willow Brook (Grades 6-8) This weekly program is perfect for golfers of all levels! Located at Willow Brook Golf Course in South Windsor, students will be

teamed in groups and will have the opportunity to play in a variety of golfing formats. TE Students will be bussed (Bus # TBD) to

Willow Brook and will need to provide their own rides home at 5:00 p.m. All other students will need to provide their own

transportation to and from Willow Brook. Students will need to

provide their own golfing equipment. Clubs can be dropped off to Willow Brook any time from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. outside near the Pro Shop (indoor storage not available).

Wednesdays, 9/5-10/31 NC 9/19, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., $230 Location: Willow Brook Golf Course, Instructor: Fred Gerber

Let’s celebrate the holidays with a reindeer and snowmen ornaments!

Wednesday, 12/5, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., $23 Location: Room 59, Instructor: JumpingClay Staff

NEW

Theater Workshop

(Ages 5-12)

Come and experience the world of song, dance, and acting!

Each class will bring a different theatrical element to life and

Ages 8-12 NEW

“Clay To Win!”

Design your own Tic Tac Toe Game Board! Participants will use JumpingClay and Jumping Bubbles to create

allow participants to experience each exciting form of performance. Come learn the basics of what makes theatre fun; no experience is necessary!

Tuesdays, 1/15-2/19, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., $175 Location: Room 33, Instructor: Arts In CT Staff

entertainment for family game night!

Tuesday, 11/6, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., $45

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YOUTH & TEEN Kids Night Out

(Grades K-5)

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Hey kids, want to have a fun night out with your friends?! Join us for Kids Night Out! All activities are kids’ choice:

whatever you say goes! Please note, all children are required to be signed in and out by a parent/guardian.

Friday, 2/1, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., $25 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility, Instructors: 4th “R” staff

NEW

Food Explorers

(Grades 3 – 8)

Katie Shepherd is a Registered Dietitian who created her program

Food Explorers, as a way to introduce children to healthy eating with a hands-on approach. This five week program will dive into the five food groups in MyPlate! Each week will focus on one food group, starting off with an interactive nutrition activity, followed up a

hands-on cooking activity, where children will make a healthy and simple supper, using ingredients from the food group of the day.

Children’s knowledge will be tested, recipes will require children to use their new skills, and they will work as a team to create delicious food.

This program will be nut free, and children will come home with new recipes, new skills and new knowledge about the food that they eat! Tuesdays, 10/16 – 11/13, $185 Grades 3 – 5: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Grades 6 – 8: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Location: Wapping Kitchen, Instructor: Katie Shepard

Advertise with SWPRD!

Promote your business and support programs, parks,and facilities in your community! Whether your company is looking for exposure

South Windsor Parks & Recreation hosts many

at our pool or on the basketball courts, you have

Special Events throughout the year. These fun and

options. Sponsoring Sports Programs is a great way

exciting events are attended by thousands of SW

to promote your company while helping support our

residents. By sponsoring an event you can be a part

mission to provide quality recreation programs and

of our next Kite Night, Porters on Porter Pumpkin Roll

exceptional experiences.

or our next innovative event!

A new feature at the Wapping Parks & Recreation

Our beautiful Nevers Park is visited by joggers, walkers,

Facility is the unique opportunity for South Windsor

pups, and people every day. Did you know Nevers Park

organizations, companies and other groups to

is also the home of South Windsor’s high and low element

rent a billboard in our halls. We host hundreds of

ropes course? Support the teambuilding and leadership

meetings throughout the week and will be growing

program by sponsoring one of the elements.

our rental capacity this fall. Share your business at our new home!

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Interested? Email today... Contact: rec@southwindsor.org to receive your sponsorship catalogue


YOUTH & TEEN

Youth Sports Link Sports Link is provided as a convenience for residents of South Windsor. The following organizations are operated independently and are not administered by SWPR. For program details contact the individuals listed below. See FYI, on page 3, for additional contacts of outside organizations. South Windsor American Legion Baseball Program

Miracle League Baseball

www.CTLegionBball.com

www.SouthWindsorLittleLeague.org

Contact: Craig Zimmerman 860-670-5224

Boys Lacrosse www.SWBoysLax.org

Contact: Darren DeMartino, djd@4atc.com

Girls Lacrosse www.SWGirlsLax.org

attention: Steven Callahan

Youth Hockey www.swhockey.com

Panther Football & Cheerleading www.SouthWindsorPanthersFootball.com

Football Contact: Eric Mahan, mahan@hartford.edu

Little League Baseball & Softball

South Windsor Soccer Club (SWSC)

www.SouthWindsorLittleLeague.org

www.SouthWindsorSoccer.org

860-648-0158 / kcmcmanus@cox.net

Little kickers, rec. & travel teams.

Contact: Kathy McManus

Info (Shed) – 860-644-7999

Programs for children 3 & up.

registrar@southwindsorsoccer.org

Thank you to our 2017-2018 Jim Snow Youth Basketball Sponsors: South Windsor Lions Club Hale’s Floor Covering, LLC Wallace & Tétreault Realty Andrews Oil & Gas Services MPF Law Cusson Automotive Integrated Rehabilitation Services Kingswood Oxford School Puida Builders Precision Mortgage, LLC Merwin Mason Supply Co. Dzen Commercial Roofing Lynch Toyota

New England Silica Inc. Burstein Dental Post Road Stages Dick’s Sporting Goods Splash Pool Supply Shea & Co. Real Estate South Windsor Community Women’s Club St. Junipero Serra Parish Conroy & MacGilpin Orthodontics

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YOUTH & TEEN Competitive Travel Basketball League (Grades 5-8)

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South Windsor competes in the North Central Connecticut Travel Basketball League (NCCTBL) which hosts competitive basketball play versus Central

Connecticut opponents. The Travel Basketball League offers players increased

practice time of typically two hour practices twice per week and approximately 25 games scheduled at home and around the state, including tournaments.

The season runs October through March. This is a high commitment program for competitive, experienced basketball players. Teams may be combined depending on registration numbers.

Please visit our Travel Basketball League page online to find more

information regarding open gyms, registration, tryouts, game scheduling process, what happens if your child does not make the team, and how to

become involved as a parent either by coaching, fundraising, or supporting the league in other capacities. Recreation.southwindsor.org

Must register to tryout. $110 fee. Additional $145 is due if your child makes the travel team.

Recreational Jim Snow Youth Basketball League (Grades K-12)

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Proudly named for former long-time Recreation Director, Jim Snow,

this league emphasizes the importance of a team, while developing skills. The season for all divisions consists of a one hour practice once a week and

ten regular season games played in South Windsor. We will host open gyms,

skill clinics, and mini tournaments this year to provide more opportunities for skill development and comradery among the players.

The season runs late October through March. Jim Snow Youth Basketball

League is offered to South Windsor residents only, we host a boys division and a girls division for each level.

Practices are held weekdays 6:10pm, 7:10pm, 8:10pm, or 9:10pm at local

elementary schools. Games are hosted on the weekends, primarily Saturdays. We do not honor specific requests for teams, practice days, or locations.

Jim Snow Youth Basketball Philosophy H E A LT H A N D S A F E T Y As a town organization, we believe that the health and safety of the players entrusted to our care is a serious responsibility. RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP We believe we have an obligation to parents to provide responsible leadership possessing good judgment. P L AY E R E X P E R I E N C E We strive to maintain our program in such a way that all players will have the opportunity to broaden their horizons, to gain knowledge by acquiring new skills and to experience the joy of friendship. E Q U A L P L AY O P P O R T U N I T Y All divisions in the South Windsor Jim Snow Youth Basketball League have very specific playing time rules designed to allow each child the opportunity to play at least one half of every game. Every child will be assigned to a team. There are no cuts from South Windsor Jim Snow Youth Basketball.

Become a Volunteer Youth Basketball Coach! Coaches are among the most influential adults in the lives of youth athletes. Get in the game and become a volunteer coach! To find out more about

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YOUTH & TEEN Beginner Division

(Grades 3 & 4)

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Practices and games are used as opportunities to learn basic rules

of basketball and develop skills in a non-competitive, encouraging environment. Coaches and officials will use teachable moments to help players learn rules and develop good sportsmanship practices

while gaining skills and making new friends. Players are randomly selected to teams. The season ends with an extravaganza in early March. Please visit our website for Frequently Asked Questions and other important division information.

Registration deadline is October 19th, $85

Junior Division

(Grades 5 & 6)

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In the junior division, good sportsmanship and fair play is

emphasized. Game rules are developed to accommodate players of varying abilities and to promote equal opportunity for all

participants. All players are placed on teams with the objective

to keep teams fair and balanced. This season we will host a junior division one day tournament at Nomads to celebrate the season. Please visit our website for Frequently Asked Questions, team

placement day specifics, and other important division information. Deadline to register is October 26th, $110

Intermediate Division (Grades 7 & 8) R Advanced Boys Division Senior Boys Division

(Grades 9 & 10)

(Grades 11 & 12)

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Mighty Mites Hoop

(Grades K & 1)

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Introduce your child to basketball with this instructional, co-ed program that teaches the fundamentals of basketball to young players using a variety of fun drills and activities designed to improve skills!

Saturdays, 1/5- 3/9, $70 Locations: ET & PRS, Instructors: SWPRD Staff Program will be extended if weather causes cancellations Registration deadline is Friday, 12/21 9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m., Eli Terry Gym 10:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m., Eli Terry Gym 11:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m., Eli Terry Gym 9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m., Phillip R Smith Gym 10:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m., Phillip R Smith Gym 11:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m., Phillip R Smith Gym

Senior Girls Division (Grades 9-12) R These leagues allow for older players to participate in a basket-

ball environment that promotes good sportsmanship and respect

others. All players are placed on teams with the objective to keep teams fair and balanced. Scores and standings are kept and the

season ends with a single elimination tournament for all teams. Please visit our website for Frequently Asked Questions, team

placement day specifics, and other important division information. Deadline to register is October 26th, $110

More Mighty Mites (Grades 2 & 3) R Girls & Boys Leagues

Full court basketball games are introduced in this modified instructional format! Staff will provide a combination of instructional drills

and controlled scrimmages. “Game” times will be hourly from 9:00am – 2:00pm and will rotate weekly. All teams will be provided with a

schedule prior to the program starting. This non-competitive program is highly recommended for those third graders who are not quite ready for Beginner Division League play. Catch you on the court!

Saturdays, 1/5-3/9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $70 Location: Orchard Hill, Instructors: SWPRD Staff Program will be extended if weather causes cancellations Registration deadline is Friday, 12/21

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WINTER FUN Learn to Skate Program Child and Adult Lessons Available Learn to Skate is a beginning ice skating program that is

challenging and rewarding — but most of all, fun. Participation in the program will enable beginning skaters of all ages and abilities to learn the fundamentals of ice-skating while teaching them the

necessary skills that are used for their further skating advancement. Skate Rentals available for an additional $10 for each 4-week

session. A helmet is required and you must provide your own. Fridays, 6:40 p.m.-7:40 p.m., $80 September 7, 14, 21, 28 October 5, 12, 19, 26 November 2, 9, 16, 30 December 7, 14, 21, 28 January 4, 11, 18, 25 February 1, 8, 15, 22 March 1, 8, 15, 22 Location: SW Arena, Instructor: SW Arena Staff Fridays, 5:40 p.m.-6:40 p.m April 5, 12, 19, 26 Location: SW Arena, Instructor: SW Arena Staff

New England Ski & Scuba FUNDRAISER AUGUST 1 – DECEMBER 1, 2018

SWHS Ski and Snowboard Club R South Windsor High School, with the support of SWPRD,

will take high school students to Ski Sundown for five weeks this winter!

They will take place on the following Thursdays: January 3, 10, 17, 31 and Feb 7.

Additionally, join us as we embark on our weekend ski trip in the Northeast region!

An informational meeting, which will include pricing and

the overnight trip location, will be held for all interested in the fall. Registration will take place through SWPRD at

www.recreation.southwindsor.org. Please contact Hannah

Phillips at hphillips@swindsor.k12.ct.us with any questions.

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Location: New England Ski & Scuba, 60 Windsor Ave. (Rte. 83), Vernon

NEED NEW WINTER GEAR? All you need to do is mention TEMS at New England

Ski & Scuba to get new equipment and help us to defray

student costs of outdoor winter adventures! New England Ski & Scuba will give members of the TEMS community a 10% discount on all items purchased. The TEMS Ski and Snowboard Club will receive 10% of sales!


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Mount Southington – School’s Out Program

TEMS Ski and Snowboard Club R

This is a 6 week program for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities.

The Ski and Snowboard Club is a social club providing

Southington and return to TEMS at the end of the night. Skiers and

on the slopes. You do not have to know how to ski or

Students will take the bus from TEMS (right after school) to Mount riders have the opportunity to rent equipment and/or take a lesson

designed to improve skills. Parent chaperones will help students with rental equipment and supervise activities at the mountain. Skis and poles must be secured together on all bus trips. This trip is open to

TEMS students only, only the first 45 registrants guaranteed a spot. HELMETS ARE REQUIRED AND THE USE OF STIMULANT PRODUCTS IS PROHIBITED.

opportunities for students to have fun and practice skills ride! New skiers and riders are welcome to join us, but we strongly recommend that students take lessons and have patience while they learn. We encourage beginners to

attend the Mount Southington trips and take lessons; this is a great way to get 6 weeks of lessons and practice.

Location: TEMS Auditorium, Advisor: Jennifer Baker, TEMS Health & PE Teacher

HEALTH FORMS AND WAIVERS MUST BE COMPLETED. Wednesdays, 2:40p.m.-8:45p.m. January 9, 16, 23, 30 and February 6 & 20, 2019 Location: Mt. Southington, CT Advisor: Jennifer Baker, TEMS Health & PE Teacher

Lift Only

$333

Lift & Ski Lesson

$477

Lift & Ski Rental

$469

Lift, Ski Rental & Lesson

$524

Lift & Snowboard Lesson

$477

Lift & Snowboard Rental

$469

Lift, Snowboard Rental & Lesson

$524

Bus Only

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SPECIAL NEEDS Monday Night Social Club

(Ages 13 and up)

Middle and High School students and young adults from the

Special Needs Community can enjoy a variety of activities and field trips while meeting new friends in an informal, drop-in

program. Please call the Parks & Recreation Department for more information. Closed on major holidays.

Mondays, 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. $3/person/night Location: SWCC Teen Center, Coordinator: Dan Rezende

Challenger Basketball Boys and Girls Grades 1-8

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A program designed for young athletes from the special needs community who are looking for an opportunity to learn basic

skills and play basketball! Each athlete will be paired with a High School student/athlete buddy. Each buddy will assist the athlete with developing their skills, raising self-esteem and having fun while making new friends!

Saturdays, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. 1/5-2/9, $20 Location: Eli Terry School

EGG HUNT

48th Annual Imperial Oil & Plumbing

FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2019 • SWHS STADIUM SENSORY FRIENDLY EGG HUNT 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Come enjoy this FREE fun-filled family event! Collect filled plastic eggs, meet the spring bunny and enjoy a snack. Then, step inside the High School for the S.W. Community Women’s Club’s “Kids’ Fair”, opening early at 9:00am for children with differing abilities. The Kid’s Fair includes games, prizes and fun for the entire family!

SEE PAGE 30 FOR MORE DETAILS.

The Importance of Inclusion in South Windsor Parks and Recreation As South Windsor Parks and Recreation continues to grow

with hundreds of programs for active participants, we encourage everyone to take advantage of our various activities and events in order to remain active physically, mentally and socially.

Our department is proud to offer these programs and services to

participants of all abilities. In order to provide opportunities for all

participants to engage in leisure pursuits together, SWPR provides inclusion support services and reasonable accommodations.

We welcome all families to enjoy all of our activities and embrace all members of the community!

Please contact Recreation Supervisor Cheryl Gerber

(cheryl.gerber@southwindsor.org) to request information

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Spotlight on... Nevers Park

LOCATION: CORNER OF SAND HILL AND NEVERS ROAD.

137 ACRES

What we ♥ about Nevers Park: • Community Center with parking for 152 cars; Rotary Pavilion complete with kitchen and restrooms • 2+ miles of hiking trails; softball area; 2 baseball fields; 2 horseshoe pits; sand volleyball court; 3 regulation soccer/lacrosse fields and 1 junior soccer field • Team Building & Leadership Center outdoor ropes course • 20,000 square foot “My Friend’s Place” Boundless Playground • “Chief Gary K. Tyler Memorial Bark Park” – fully enclosed 1.1 acre off-leash exercise area for canines • Skate Park - grind rails, grind boxes, a quarter pipe, slant edges and more • Kevin’s Kourt - an inclusive basketball court for athletes with disabilites

Tell us why YOU love it! Post your favorite pictures of our parks, tag us, and tell us why you love it!

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ADULT PROGRAMS G E T C R E AT I V E ! DIY Vintage Sign Workshops Artfully Battered…Rustically Tattered. Calling all DIY’ers to

this unique, one-of-a-kind workshop! We’ll be there to guide you through the process of creating a wooden sign piece from scratch

that is worthy of your walls! Signs are 1 foot long by 16 inches wide and all materials are included!

Fall Signs Workshop

Thursday, 9/13, 6:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m., $45 Location: Room 59, Instructor: Kristine Vincent, KristineNoelle DeSIGNS

NEW

NEW

Holiday Signs Workshop

Thursday, 11/29, 6:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m., $45 Location: Room 59, Instructor: Kristine Vincent, KristineNoelle DeSIGNS

NEW

Introduction To Photography (Ages 18+)

NEW

Baseball Coaching Workshop

Come and explore your new hobby of photography!

This course is designed to further aid in the development of coaches

and its application and tips and tricks to get the perfect picture!

Coaches will learn about coaching philosophy, planning, team and

This introductory course will familiarize you with your camera

from the first year tee ball coach through the high school level coach.

This intro course is worth a shot!

individual defensive drills and techniques, pitching, hitting, base

Saturdays, 9/15-10/20, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., $163 Location: Room 33, Instructor: Arts In CT Staff

wear indoor athletic footwear.

NEW

Badminton

Jump! Smash! Clear! Drop! Net!

running, and other important topics! Please bring a bat, glove, and Tuesdays, 1/15-2/5, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., $157 Location: Gymnasium, Instructor: Chris Corkum

NEW

The newly offered badminton program is calling participants of all

Simple Swirl Wire Wrapped Pendant Workshop

growing racket sport. The program will expose athletes to the proper

Join us for an evening of jewelry designing! During this hour and a

how to serve, clear and smash; and singles and doubles strategies.

art using a variety of pearls, gemstone chips, glass beads, crystal and

skill levels to learn/refine the fundamentals of the world’s fastest

ways of holding the racquet; shadowing technique for proper footwork; Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., $150 per session Session 1: 9/5 – 10/10; Session 2: 10/17 –11/28, (NC 11/21) Fridays, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., $150 per session Session 1: 9/7 – 10/12; Session 2: 10/19 –11/30, (NC 11/23) Location: Wapping Gym Open Play 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., $7 per evening, same dates as above. Bring your own birdie. 24

half class, participants will create a one-of-a-kind wearable work of

more! No experience or tools are necessary and each participant will go home with a completed swirl pendant!

Friday, 1/18, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., $25 Location: Room 59, Instructor: Erica Giroux, Playful Peacock Owner


recreation.southwindsor.org GET FIT!

A d u l t F i t n e ss & We l l ne ss

Creative Cardio – Aerobics (Ages 16+) A traditional aerobic fitness class providing a challenging total body

workout set to energetic music that is sure to get your heart pumping and your body moving. This class provides stretching, cardiovascular

NEW

Whole 30 Support Group

Could what you EAT be bogging you down? Figure out what’s right for YOUR body with our new Whole 30 program! Whole 30 is an

elimination style diet. This 7 week program will take you through the

prep phase, through the program, and through the reintroduction phase. The group leader, Kelli, is a licensed nutritional therapist and has been through 4 rounds of Whole 30 herself.

A.M. Session Tuesdays, 9/4 – 10/16, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., $75 Location: Room 60, Instructor: Kelli Peters P.M. Session Tuesdays, 9/4 – 10/16, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., $75 Location: Room 60, Instructor: Kelli Peters

Zumba® (Ages 16+)

endurance, strengthening and toning. A great workout for all fitness levels. Tested to have over 3,500 FitBit steps per class. Mondays, 5 p.m.-6 p.m. September, (N/C 9/3), $15 October, (N/C 10/8), $20 November, $20 December, (N/C 12/17, 12/24, 12/31), $10 January, $20 February, $20 March, $20 Location: Room 37, Instructor: Jane Jenny Wednesdays, 5 p.m.-6 p.m. September, $20 October, $25 November, $20 December, (N/C 12/19, 12/26), $10 January, $25 February, $20 March, $20 Location: Room 37, Instructor: Jane Jenny

Zumba® Latin Dance-Fitness fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and

easy-to-follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program. Zumba®

fanatics achieve long-term health benefits from their exhilarating hour

Creative Cardio- Aerobics with Body Sculpt

of calorie-burning, body-energizing movements! These routines feature

(Ages 16+)

while burning fat. NO DANCE EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.

an additional 15 minutes of low weight strength training, focusing on

interval-training plus resistance training to tone and sculpt your body

This class offers the same total body workout as Creative Cardio with

“Ditch the Workout – Join the PARTY!”

strengthening the arms, back, shoulders and core muscles. All levels

Mondays, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. September: (N/C 9/3) $15 October: (N/C 10/8) $20 November: $20 December: No Classes January: (N/C 1/21), $15 February: (N/C 2/18), $15 March: $20 Location: Room 37, Instructor: Anne Castelhano

weights between 1-5 pounds.

Saturday, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. September, $20 (N/C 9/1) October, $15 (N/C 10/27) November,$15 (N/C 11/24) December,$20 (N/C 12/29) January, $20 February,$20 March, $25 Location: Room 37, Instructor: Francesca Echegaray

of fitness welcome. Participants are asked to bring a set of hand-held

Tuesday, 6:15 p.m.-7:30 p.m. September, $20 October, $25 November, $20 December, (N/C 12/18, 12/25), $10 January, (N/C 1/1), $20 February, $20 March, $20 Location: Room 37, Instructor: Linda Hull Thursday, 6:15 p.m.-7:30 p.m. September, $20 October, $20 November, (N/C 11/22), $20 December, (N/C 12/20, 12/27), $10 January, $25 February, $20 March, $20 Location: Room 37, Instruction: Linda Hull

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ADULT PROGRAMS Kripalu Yoga Kripalu Yoga is a moderate, mindful practice that will help you gradually stretch and strengthen your body, increase your lung

capacity, uplift your mood and train your body and brain to deeply relax. No prior yoga experience necessary. The instructors, Sydnie and Paul Coté, are long-time Kripalu Certified and have the skill

and expertise to help you safely experience the profound benefits of Kripalu Yoga. Yoga mat recommended. Deep discount for signing

up for the full Fall or Winter Session. Option to also sign up by the month. Free Introductory Class for new students. Location: Café, Instructors: Sydnie and Paul Coté

TUESDAYS 9:30 - 10:45 AM MORNING CLASS

Child and Adult Lessons Available

FALL SESSION 9/11–12/18 - 15 classes $108 September $27 - 3 classes October $45 - 5 classes November/December $63 - 7 classes

Learn to Skate is a beginning ice skating program that is challenging

WINTER SESSION 1/8 – 3/26 - 12 classes $86 January $36 - 4 classes February $36 - 4 classes March $36 - 4 classes

that are used for their further skating advancement. Skate Rentals

TUESDAYS 5:45 – 7:00 PM EARLY EVENING CLASS FALL SESSION 9/11–12/18 - 15 classes $108 September $27 - 3 classes October $45 - 5 classes November/December $63 - 7 classes WINTER SESSION 1/8 – 3/26 - 12 CLASSES $86 January $36 - 4 classes February $36 - 4 classes March $36 - 4 classes

TUESDAYS 7:15 – 8:30 PM LATE EVENING CLASS FALL SESSION 9/11–12/18 - 15 classes $108 September $27 - 3 classes October $45 - 5 classes November/December $63 - 7 classes WINTER SESSION 1/8 – 3/26 - 12 CLASSES $86 January $36 - 4 classes February $36 - 4 classes March $36 - 4 classes 26

Learn to Skate Program and rewarding — but most of all, fun. Participation in the program will enable beginning skaters of all ages and abilities to learn the

fundamentals of ice-skating while teaching them the necessary skills available for an additional $10 for each 4-week session. A helmet is required and you must provide your own.

Fridays, 6:40 p.m.-7:40 p.m., $80 September 7, 14, 21, 28 October 5, 12, 19, 26 November 2, 9, 16, 30 December 7, 14, 21, 28 January 4, 11, 18, 25 February 1, 8, 15, 22 March 1, 8, 15, 22 Location: SW Arena, Instructor: SW Arena Staff Fridays, 5:40 p.m.-6:40 p.m April 5, 12, 19, 26 Location: SW Arena, Instructor: SW Arena Staff

Jukido Jujitsu (Ages 6+) Jukido is a traditional Japanese Jujitsu class teaching realistic

self-defense. The techniques that a student will learn include throws, takedowns, arm locks, pressure points and strikes. Jukido stresses the

seven codes of bushido: justice, courage, benevolence, politeness, truth, honor and loyalty. Safety and doing one’s best are always emphasized in class. Trial classes are available and uniforms are not mandatory. Please visit the IKA website www.kokondo.org for more info. Sundays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., $30 September – March Location: Wapping Gym, Instructor: Master Paul Ward 5th Degree Black Belt


ADULT PROGRAMS

Adult fitness at a glance... Below is an easy guide to help you choose the class and weekday that works for you and your schedule.

SUNDAY

MONDAYS

TUESDAYS

WEDNESDAYS

THURSDAYS

FRIDAYS

SATURDAYS

Kripalu Yoga

Zumba

Café 9:30am - 10:45am

Room 37 9:00am - 10:00am

Whole30 Support

Room 60 9:30am - 10:30am

Kripalu Yoga Jukido Jujitsu Gym 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Self Defense Gym 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Creative Cardio

Café 5:45pm - 7:00pm

Creative Cardio

Room 37 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Whole30 Support

Room 37 5:00pm - 600pm

Zumba Room 37 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Room 60 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Creative Cardio Aerobics Room 37 6:15pm - 7:30pm

Learn to Skate SW Arena 6:40pm - 7:40pm (Sept- March) 5:40pm - 6:40pm (April)

Creative Cardio Aerobics Room 37 6:15pm - 7:30pm

Kripalu Yoga Café 7:15pm - 8:30pm

Self Defense is Karate (Ages 16+)

Open Gym Volleyball R

What do you want out of martial arts? Self defense, tradition or a

Spend time with friends, make new ones, or just enjoy playing

Kokondo Karate, you will get all three. Learn to defend yourself

Windsor residents only.

good technique works more effectively than brute strength.

Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., FREE! NEW! Location: Wapping Gym

emphasis placed on safety and personalized attention. Students may

Please check our website for gym closures due to holidays and other special events

discipline that will carry over into every aspect of your life? With

safely and with confidence using appropriate response training where All classes are co-ed and geared to individual development with try their first class for free.

co-ed volleyball. This program will run 10/3 - 5/22. Open to South

Sundays, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m., $30 September – March Location: Wapping Gym, Instructor: Peter Dylag 27


ADULT PROGRAMS

ADULT LEAGUES Volleyball League South Windsor has a very active, full volleyball league. We typically host 20 men’s teams and 20 women’s teams October through mid

March. We organize two divisions, ‘A’ (more skilled and competitive)

and ‘B’ (more recreational). Games are scheduled to begin mid-October. We finish the season with an all teams single elimination tourna-

ment. This league is for residents and non-residents 18 years and older. The league does not meet when Timothy Edwards Middles School

is closed due to holiday, special events, or weather. Please be advised other dates may follow depending on school function schedule.

Mandatory Preseason Captain’s Meeting: Tuesday, September 11th Men’s League 6:30 p.m., Women’s League 7:30 p.m. Wapping Parks and Recreation Facility (91 Ayers Road) All interested teams and individual players looking to get picked up

by a team should plan to attend. If you are an individual looking to get picked up and cannot attend, please email your contact information, playing history if any, and division preference to rec@southwindsor.

org. A $100 deposit will be required at the meeting to reserve a team entry. This deposit is nonrefundable after Tuesday, September 18th.

Men’s League: Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., Team Fee: $580 Location: Timothy Edwards School Gyms

Women’s League:

Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., Team Fee: $580 Location: Timothy Edwards School Gyms 28

Basketball League Spend Sundays with your friends this winter, join our recreational

basketball league! Games are scheduled to begin early November. We finish the season with an all teams single elimination tournament.

This league is for residents and non-residents 18 years and older. The

league does not meet when South Windsor High School or Timothy Edwards Middle School are closed due to holiday, special events,

or weather. Please be advised other dates may follow depending on school function schedule.

Mandatory Preseason Captain’s Meeting: Tuesday, September 18th Men’s League 6:30 p.m., Women’s League 7:30 p.m. Wapping Parks and Recreation Facility (91 Ayers Road) All interested teams and individual players looking to get picked up

by a team should plan to attend. If you are an individual looking to get picked up and cannot attend, please email your contact information, playing history if any, and division preference to rec@southwindsor.

org. A $100 deposit will be required at the meeting to reserve a team entry. This deposit is nonrefundable after Tuesday, September 25th.

Men’s and Women’s Leagues play Sundays, 12pm-10pm, Team Fee: $820 Location: South Windsor High School and Timothy Edwards Middle School


ADULT PROGRAMS GET MUSICAL South Windsor Community Band (Ages 18+)

Open to all instrumentalists age 18 and up. No audition is required. For more information, please call Susan Rose at 860-644-8927.

Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. $20/twice a year Location: Timothy Edwards Middle School

South Windsor Community Chorus

(Ages 18+)

If you love music and good friendship, the South Windsor Community Chorus cordially invites you to participate in our fall program. No auditions required.

Registration for new members at fall rehearsals. 9/11-10/10. Mondays, 7:15 p.m. Location: S.W. High School, $30

SOUTH WINDSOR HIGH SCHOOL

HALL OF FAME

7th INDUCTION DINNER

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SPECIAL EVENTS

EGG HUNT

48th Annual Imperial Oil & Plumbing

FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2019

SWHS STADIUM

Come enjoy this FREE fun-filled family event! Sponsored by Imperial Oil & Plumbing and the South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department. Join us on Friday, 4/19/19, at the S.W.H.S. Stadium. Children will “hunt” for filled plastic eggs, meet the spring bunny and enjoy a hot drink or snack sold for a fundraiser. In conjunction with the Egg Hunt, the S.W. Community Women’s Club will sponsor the “Kids’ Fair” at the High School from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Kid’s Fair includes games, prizes and fun for the entire family, rain or shine!

For families that might find the egg hunt experience overwhelming please come to the Sensory Friendly Egg Hunt at 9:00am, before the crowds arrive. In addition, the Kids’ Fair is open at 9:00 for children with differing abilities. Please bring a non-perishable food item that to be donated to the South Windsor Food & Fuel Bank. A special thanks to Imperial Oil & Plumbing Company, Inc., for once again making this year’s Egg Hunt possible with their generous donation.

Hunt Times: SENSORY FRIENDLY EGG HUNT 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. AGE 2 10:00 a.m.

AGE 3 10:15 a.m.

AGE 4 10:30 a.m.

AGE 5 & GRADE K 10:45 a.m.

GRADE 1 11:00 a.m.

GRADE 2 11:15 a.m.

SWPRD FLAG FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT Grab your teammates and join us for touchdowns and tailgating!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2018 30 11:00a.m.

Rotary Pavilion

$5/person

Tournament Teams must pre-register online and all members must be 18+. There will be a free play football area for kids during the event.


SPECIAL EVENTS

SAVE THE DATE!

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South Windsor Parks and Recreation

th

Anniversary August 24, 2019 (raindate 8/25/2019)

MULTIPLE BANDS, FOOD TRUCKS, FIREWORKS!

Thank you to the 2018 South Windsor Parks and Recreation Summer Concert Series Sponsors NEW TITLE SPONSOR:

IN COOPERATION WITH:

PRESENTING SPONSORS: Charles Schwab Dairy Queen South Windsor Wapping Fair Jay’s Landscaping

Arthur Murray, Vernon Cindy Muska, William Raveis Real Estate LLBean South Windsor Community Women’s Club 31


SPECIAL EVENTS THE WOOD’S 8TH ANNUAL

Holiday Gingerbread House Festival Celebrate “Peace on Earth” during the holidays this year and experience one of the largest gingerbread house festivals in New England. The Wood Memorial Library & Museum’s 8th Annual Gingerbread House Festival opens Friday, November 23th and runs thru Saturday, December 15th, 2018. Each masterpiece is a true work of art showcasing the talents of regional artisans and bakers, students and community members, experts and beginners alike. Musical performances, story time and craft events, even visits from Santa are scheduled throughout the festival.

Free and open to the public! Enter your own gingerbread creation! All skill levels welcome, no entry fee. Gingerbread house workshops held prior to the festival. The Wood Memorial Library & Museum is located at 783 Main Street, South Windsor, CT. Expanded festival hours are Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 8pm; Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 10am to 5pm. Please note the festival is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

For more information about the festival including a more detailed schedule of events call 860-289-1783, or visit www.woodmemoriallibrary.org.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Haunted Torch

Walk

Saturday, October 20th 6:00-9:00 P.M. Nevers Park (Rain Date: Saturday, 10/27/18).

Come if you dare, where witches live and ghosts and goblins hide... Nevers Park will be transformed into a trail of terror (for brave souls). Prepare to be scared while venturing through the park into the darkness, where all your fears will be awakened. This event is organized by the South Windsor Police Department. Proceeds will Benefit Veterans Base Camp, First Responders and South Windsor Community Foundation. Park at South Windsor High School for “hay ride” to Haunted Walk. $5.00 per person

If you would like to volunteer for the event, contact Agent Littell at littell@southwindsor.org Parking at SWHS, 161 Nevers Road

Warning: this attraction may not be suitable for all ages.

SCHOOL VACATION Bring family and friends and enjoy this FREE vacation day show that will entertain both children and adults!

FUN

ANN MASI MEMORIAL SCHOOL VACATION MAGIC SHOW FEBRUARY 14, 2019

SOUTH WINDSOR HIGH SCHOOL

Robert Rivest

Join Comic Mime Robert Rivest for a hysterical show that will move you to bursts of laughter and and tears of joy! This comedy event will entertain through humorous mime stories, spoken word physical comedy and a zany cast of characters. This event is co-sponsored by Wood Memorial Library and Museum, The South Windsor Parks and Recreation Department, and the South Windsor Community Women’s Club. Admission is free to all ages. No registration is required. In case of inclement weather, check woodmemoriallibrary.org for updates. 33


Festival of Lights A

C E L E B R A T I O N

O F

D I V E R S I T Y

PRESENTED BY SOUTH WINDSOR PARKS & RECREATION

Saturday, September 15, 2018 Nevers Park • 4:00 to 9:00pm • FREE admission • Food Trucks offering a variety of ethnic menus • Entertainment highlighting various cultures •

Featured Performance by Javier Colon, singer-songwriter and winner of the 2011 season of NBC’s The Voice and now professional recording artist!

• Fabulous fireworks display • Over 3,000 people attended last year’s event JAVIER COLON SPONSORED BY

(rain date, Sun., Sept. 16)

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Don’t miss Javier Colon at Infinity Hall Hartford, Saturday December 1, 2018, 8pm Tickets: infinityhall.com


The day that makes a difference.

Trails for Charities Day One Location‌. Many Fundraisers! Our 4th annual event

Groups will have staggered times.

Everyone is welcome to

dedicated to charity

SWPRD will provide a DJ or band,

enjoy the day in the park!

walks/runs held on our

public address system, First Aid,

Trails remain open to the

trail system in Nevers

bathroom facilities, safe trails,

public throughout the day.

Rd. Park. South Windsor

water station, Food Trucks and

Parks & Recreation

children’s and family activities!

provides support from beginning to end!

Groups are responsible for their own registration and timing company if needed. Charities must show proof of 501C-3.

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SPECIAL EVENTS TE! A D W E N

Trailblazer Poker Ryed

Sponsored by Connecticut Valley Brewing Company and The Bike Shop

Our 1st annual Poker Ryed! Four trails, four miles, three or four laps, five or seven cards! This event involves riding your bike to five or seven different stops, drawing a playing card at each stop, and trying to assemble the best poker hand you can. The top hand will be awarded a CASH prize of half of all proceeds. The route will consist of singletrack. Eight bridges, six downhills, endless roots, and one skinny ride on the tight twisty trails created by the SWPRD Parks Crew. You will cross and recross dry brook as the terrain meanders through the hills and valleys hidden in woods of Rye Street Park. This family-friendly event is not a race! All experience levels welcomed. Come and try your luck to create a winning hand! $10 event fee includes one beer ticket, one shirt, and one raffle ticket. Online registration is encouraged. In-person registration begins at 8:00am on the day of, and the ride start window will be 9:00am - 11:00am. Our Ryed will be held at Rye Street Park (get it??) along with Connecticut Valley Brewing Company, The Bike Shop, South Windsor Walk and Wheel Ways, food trucks, and kids activities! September 29th (Rain date September 30th) Rye Street Park 9 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Porters on Porter Pumpkin Roll Can you ROLL with us? Prove it! BYOPumpkin to roll and submit to the “Best Decorated” contest before it takes off! Connecticut Valley Brewing Company & Food Trucks will be in on the fun. October 19th • 5 – 8pm Porters Hill 36


SPECIAL EVENTS

Resolution Run Run to your Resolution in 2019! Kick off the year with us and Hartford Marathon Foundation for our 1st Annual 5k Resolution Run. Lace up your sneaks, put on your gloves, and race through the winter roads of South Windsor. After your run, enjoy a cold beer and warm food at Connecticut Valley Brewing Company for our post-pace party! Sunday, January 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m. start Registration/Packet Pickup starting at 8:30 a.m. Connecticut Valley Brewing Company Additional information: hartfordmarathon.com

Valentine Dance Girls!! Dress up for a special night of dancing, light snacks, photo booth and more! Celebrate Valentine’s Day in a big way! Bring Dad or a special escort and enjoy a valentine themed evening. February 8 • 7:00pm-9:00pm Wapping School Gymnasium $15 each participant

Mom & Son Dodgeball Fun Dodgeball Fun and more! Snacks to fuel the battles! March 22 • 7:00 pm- 9:00pm • Grades K-5 Wapping Parks and Recreation Facility $10 each participant

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BIKING & HIKING EVENTS

The Great Outdoors Here are a few special events that will get you out and moving!

Bike Path Ride

Saturday, September 8, 2018 Join SW Walk & Wheel Way members for a bike ride on the Charter Oak Greenway, a segment of

the East Coast Greenway. Adults 18 years and older can register beginning at 8:45am and will leave from the Colonial Point Christian Church parking lot at

855 Chapel Rd at 9:00am. This hilly 18 mile round

trip is paved, runs parallel to I-384 and cuts through

the MCC campus to Highland Park Market. There is the option to ride a bit further along the newly completed bike path toward Bolton Notch to the Fish

Family Farm for ice cream. Helmets are required, insect repellent recommended and bring water.

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BIKING & HIKING EVENTS

Trailblazer Poker Ryed

Saturday, September 29, 2018 Bring your mountain bike to Rye Street Park to test your

riding skills on 4 miles of meandering mountain bike trails and at the same time draw a playing card at various loca-

tions. At the end of the ride, the rider with the best poker

hand wins. The event is hosted by SW Parks & Recreation. Visit the SW Walk & Wheel Ways booth or find them on the trails. The Bike Shop and the CT Valley Brewery will also be on site. (See page 36 for details)

Registration begins at 8am and the rides run from 9am to 11am.

Heritage Day Bike Ride

Moonlight Walks November 9, 2018, January 5, 2019 and March 8, 2019

Join South Windsor Walk & Wheels Way members for a

Moonlight Walk through Nevers Park. Meet us under the Rotary Pavilion at 55 Chief Ryan Way for a cup of hot

chocolate while staying warm around the fire pit before

embarking on the trails for a 1.5-mile walk through Nevers Park. The walks begin at 7:30 pm. If there is snow, cross-

country skiing and snowshoeing are welcomed. Please bring

a flashlight, family and friends. Check the cancellation hotline if the weather is questionable. 860-648-6349.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Volunteers for the 4th Grade Bicycle Education Program

To celebrate Heritage Day, SW Walk & Wheel Ways

If you enjoy riding your bike, spending time outdoors and

October 6, 2018 at 1:00 pm. Registration begins at 12:30pm

September or October in assisting students in mastering bicycle

15-mile loop on beautiful Main Street over the Bissell

Windsor Walk & Wheel Ways and volunteers assist the

age 16 must have a parent/guardian sign their registration

a helmet correctly, the ABC Quick Check, proper bike fit, the

recommended and bring water. Bike parking will be

fixing a flat, and rules of the road. Some students even need a

Historical Society before or after the ride.

program involves riding in the neighborhood so the students can

South Windsor Walk & Wheel Ways will also have a booth

with a single class to helping all week, its all up to the volunteer.

members will be hosting a group bike ride on Satuday,

working with children eager to ride bikes, then join us in May,

at the corner of Main St. and Ferry Lane. The ride is a

safety skills at the elementary schools. Members of South

Bridge to the Windsor River Trail and back. Riders under

PE teachers with teaching basic safety skills such as wearing

form in person. Helmets are required, insect repellent

power start, learning hand signals, scanning, changing gears,

available to enjoy Heritage Day hosted by the SW

little one-on-one time to learn to ride a bike. The last day of the

at Heritage Day showcasing trails and greenways in South

try out their new skills. Volunteer time can range from helping To get involved, contact Ken Sek at kensek@cox.net.

Windsor. Come learn more about the Captain John Bissell Trail and the proposed South Windsor Crosstown Trail.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

! N U F Y A D I L O H GRINCHMAS! November 30, 2018 All the Whos down in South Windsor love Christmas a lot, but the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville did not! So we’re throwing a holiday who-bilation and we’re inviting all Whos to join our celebration! We’ll

make Grinchy crafts, and play Grinchy games, there will be so many activities, too many to name! We’ll finish the fun with a special showing of the Grinchiest movie before you get going. And if we are lucky (the luckiest ones!) perhaps the Grinch himself will join in on our fun! Friday, 11/30, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., FREE Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility

Drop off your letters to Santa

December 3 –19, 2018 Nevers Rd. Park

Find the special mailbox under the Gazebo at the corner of Sand Hill Rd. and Nevers Rd. Santa will respond with a personalized letter delivered to your home via USPS!

Donations accepted at the mailbox

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location for the South Windsor Food Bank.


SPECIAL EVENTS

Skate with Santa!

December 8, 2018

Get into the holiday spirit by joining the SW Parks & Rec Department for an

evening of skating. Santa and his Elves from the Parks & Recreation Department will be at the South Windsor Arena for an evening of Holiday skating fun!

It is recommended that a parent/guardian skate with their child and must remain on the

premises with their child(ren) for the length of the event. It is suggested that all participants wear a helmet on the ice. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to be donated to Toys for Tots. Saturday, 12/8, 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Location: SW Arena

Thank you to Dzen Roofing and Dzen Realty for sponsoring this FUN event!

Merry and Bright Holiday Lights Contest! December 13, 2018 Get into the holiday spirit with a friendly, festive, and free competition! $100 will

be awarded to the best decorated home in EACH of the following categories: Best

Overall, Brightest, Most Original, Most Holiday Spirit, and the “Dazzling Display�

Award (in honor of the festive display at 130 Felt Road, who will not be entering the contest this year). Pre-registration required by 12/11. Transportation for the judges proudly provided by Lindsey Limousine, a local transportation service providing customers with superior transportation for every occasion!

Thursday, 12/13, 6:30p.m.-11:00 p.m, FREE

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126 YEAR th

September 6 :: 5-10pm September 7 :: 5-11pm September 8 :: 10am-11pm September 9 :: 10am-6pm

South Windsor Jaycees present

SEPTEMBER 6-9, 2018 ndation

South Windsor Fairgrounds at Rye Street Park 75 Brookfield Street, South Windsor, CT Many new attractions and activities for the entire family to enjoy are lined up.

ATTRACTIONS • ENTERTAINMENT • FOOD TRUCKS Don’t forget to “LIKE” Wapping Fair on Facebook to win great prizes, get discounts and more!

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Hosting a Party?

Looking for a place to have a Birthday Party, Graduation Party, Baby or Bridal Shower, or Family Reunion? Host your party without the hassle of cleaning up the house prior to and after the party.

The Nevers Park Rotary Pavilion Available from May 1st to Early October 2019. Available on: Weekdays, 12:00 p.m. to dusk. Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to dusk. Rental time includes set up and breakdown. Fees Resident Non-resident Weekend $300 $500 Non-Profit $100 $200 Business $300 $500 Weeknight $100 $200

Rotary Pavilion II at Veterans Memorial Park

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In-Season VMP Birthday Parties • $200 Package includes: - Group size limit – 10 to 20 kids - Exclusive use of Rotary Pavilion II for two hours - Access to pool for at least first hour - Swim testing by lifeguard staff - DQ Ice Cream Treat for each child - A SWPRD logo towel gift for birthday child • Times available: - Weekdays – 12-2pm; 2:30-4:30pm; 5-7pm. - Weekends – 11am-1pm; 1:30-3:3pm ; 4-6pm. Rotary Pavilion at The Veterans Memorial Park Rental time includes set up and breakdown. • Maximum group size = 100 people • Group size limit – maximum 100 people • Times available: - Weekdays, 12:00 p.m. to dusk. - Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to dusk. Fees Weekend Non-Profit Business Weeknight

Resident only $300 $100 $300 $100

Wapping - Room 33 Accommodates 60 people

Available: Friday 6:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Saturday: 11:00 a.m-11:00p.m. Sunday: 3:00p.m.-11:00 p.m. Fee: $100 first hour Fee: $50 every hour there after. (Kitchen not available)

Banquet Hall

Accommodates 60-100 people (Available Late Fall 2018) Available: Friday 6:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Saturday: 11:00 a.m-11:00p.m. Sunday: 11:00 a.m.-11:00p.m. Fee: $200 first hour Fee: $100 every hour thereafter. Kitchen is available for $100 flat rate for the rental. Rental time includes set up and breakdown.

Call us at 860-648-6355 for more info! Accepting Field rental applications for Resident or Resident Organizations only. 43


Odd objects occupy our public parks! Don’t panic, these strange looking boxes are harmless and our friends. These are solar powered charging stations for your smart devices and can be found at: • MY FRIEND’S PLACE PLAYGROUND • GARY TYLER BARK PARK AT NEVERS PARK • VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK Simply open the black round cover, plug in your personal cord and capture the power of the sun!

Sit down, Charge up!

South Windsor Craft & Specialty Foods Show South Windsor Human Services Community Service Group is sponsoring their 6th Annual Craft & Specialty Foods Show!

Free Admission • Home-baked Goodies • Raffles Sunday, December 9, 2018 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM South Windsor Community Center 150 Nevers Road, South Windsor, CT The Human Services Community Service Group supports within South Windsor and surrounding towns. For more information, contact Sandi at 860-794-1997 or Andrea 860-648-6357

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New, unique, quality, handmade crafts! And Don't Miss our Specialty Food Room


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Enjoy Our Beautiful Parks

1. Lawrence Road Park:

7. Frank Niederwerfer Wildlife Sanctuary

Located on Lawrence Road in the northeast corner of town.

2. Linear Park:

Located at the end of Vibert Road on the banks of the CT River.

3. Little League Complex:

14 acre athletic complex at the corner of Ayers and Nevers Roads.

4. Michael Donnelly Preserve: 115.5 acres located on Sullivan Avenue.

117 town-owned acres adjoined by 42 acres of state land with access from Barber Hill and Niederwerfer Roads.

8. Rye Street Park: 161.5 acres located on Rye Street.

9. Veterans Memorial Park: 16.3 acres located on Pleasant Valley Road, west of the intersection with Ellington Road.

10. Wapping Park: 180 acres located on Clark Street.

5. Nevers Park:

137 acres located on the corner of Sand Hill and Nevers Road.

6. Oak Street Neighborhood Park:

MAP KEY

4.9 acres located on Oak Street.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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A. Ellsworth, BOE B. Eli Terry Elementary C. Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility D. South Windsor High School

E. Philip R. Smith Elementary F. New Orchard Hill Elementary G. Old Orchard Hill Elementary H. Timothy Edwards Middle School I. Pleasant Valley Elementary

PRIVATE GOLF COURSES i. Topstone ii. Willowbrook

DOG PARK PARKS


Lawrence Road Park:

Oak Street Neighborhood Park:

this 42.84 acre property is a work-in-progress and features passive

basketball court which seconds as an ice skating rink in the winter months.

Located on Lawrence Road in the northeast corner of town, opportunities for walking & hiking a 1+ mile trail system,

bird-watching, and fishing. Future plans include a playground, fishing dock, small open spaces and picnic groves.

Linear Park:

Located at the end of Vibert Road on the banks of the CT River this 1,500 foot long section of shoreline was created by the granting of easements

by local landowners and adjoins town-owned property with a public boat

launch for small craft. Visitors may be lucky enough to observe foxes, great

blue herons, kingfishers, rabbits, raccoons or ospreys. Limited public parking available. Please, no littering, hunting, or collecting allowed and remember to take only pictures and leave only footprints!

Little League Complex:

14 acre athletic complex at the corner of Ayers and Nevers Roads hosts 1 youth/women softball field; 3 little league baseball fields (one with

lights); 1 regulation baseball field; 2 outdoor batting cages; one enclosed batting cage; concession/restroom/storage building; and paved parking for 70 vehicles.

Michael Donnelly Preserve: 115.5 acres located on Sullivan Avenue, this conservation area established in

2002 includes two small parking lots, 2.1 miles of trails connecting the main entrance to the east on Sullivan Ave. to a secondary access point to the west side of the property on West Road, an observation/picnic gazebo, fishing pond stocked with blue gill and large mouth bass and lots of wildlife to

observe and enjoy from blinds provided on site. Please respect the resident wildlife and habitat and remember to take only pictures, leave only footprints!

Nevers Park:

137 acres located on the corner of Sand Hill and Nevers Road. Facilities

include the Community Center with parking for 152 cars; Rotary Pavilion

complete with kitchen and restrooms (available for rent); 2+ miles of hiking trails; softball area; 2 baseball fields (1, Rotary Field, with lights and a press box/concession/restroom facility); 1 Indoor Batting Facility with 2 tunnels;

4.9 acres located on Oak Street, this neighborhood park features a full-size There are no provisions for public parking.

Frank Niederwerfer Wildlife Sanctuary (formerly Pudim Property):

117 town-owned acres adjoined by 42 acres of state land with access from

Barber Hill and Niederwerfer Roads. Facilities include a hill for sledding,

cross country skiing and a wildlife sanctuary with 2.5 miles of marked trails. Please respect the resident wildlife and habitat and remember to take only pictures, leave only footprints! Limited parking on Niederwerfer Road.

Rye Street Park:

161.5 acres located on Rye Street. Facilities include: 2 softball

fields (1with lights), playground; picnic areas; 4 tennis courts (one with practice wall); basketball court; 3 intermediate soccer fields;

1 regulation soccer field; 2 combination lacrosse/football field (1 with lights), a concession/storage/restroom facility, 4 mile mountain bike trail system and parking for 126 vehicles.

Veterans Memorial Park:

16.3 acres located on Pleasant Valley Road, west of the intersection

with Ellington Road. This seasonal facility includes: a large recreational

pool with zero depth and stair entries, and a diving well; an 8 lane, 25 yard competitive pool with handicap lift; a toddler pool with zero depth entry and a maximum 2.5 foot depth; picnic tables; grills; concession

stand providing a variety of beverages and snacks; ample restrooms; drinking fountains; showers; basketball court and open play field. Ample public parking.

Wapping Park: 180 acres located on Clark Street. A 2.5 mile trail system with bridges,

boardwalks and bird blinds takes hikers through open meadows, pine and hardwood forests, shallow marshes, vernal pools and the Podunk River.

Public parking available off Clark Street. Please respect the resident wildlife and habitat and remember to take only pictures, leave only footprints!

2 horseshoe pits; sand volleyball court; 3 regulation soccer/lacrosse fields and 1 junior soccer field ; Team Building & Leadership Center outdoor ropes

course, the 20,000 square foot “My Friend’s Place” Boundless Playground,

and the “Chief Gary K. Tyler Memorial Bark Park” – fully enclosed 1.1 acre off-leash exercise area for canines – complete with a 30,000 square foot area

for large dogs and a separate area for small dogs with another 18,000 square feet, water fountains, benches, obstacles and lights allowing evening use up until 9pm.

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