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FALL & WINTER 2017/2018 recreation.southwindsor.org

PA R K S & R E C R E AT I O N

Magazine Registration Begins Residents: September 1 Non-Residents: September 8

What’s New! •

What’s Hot! Special Events! • Adult Programming! •

Proud Sponsor of South Windsor Parks & Recreation

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Fall 2017 & Winter 2018 “THE SOUTH WINDSOR PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT IS COMMITTED TO ENHANCING OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH QUALITY RECREATION PROGRAMS AND PARKS THAT PROVIDE EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCES”

Your Satisfaction Guaranteed! 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 suggestions for improvement.

Employment Opportunities

Our Staff Ray Favreau CPRP, Director of Parks & Recreation

Parks Division John Caldwell, Superintendent of Parks Alec Arnold, Parks Maintainer II Jake Burnham, Parks Maintainer II Dave Davis, Groundskeeper 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 Apt, Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation Lauren Bent, Recreation Supervisor Cheryl Gerber, Recreation Supervisor Shelby Kosa, Recreation Supervisor Sarah Robinson, Recreation Supervisor Stephanie Tostarelli-Parker, Accounting Specialist

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Applications for Fall and Winter employment are now being accepted at the South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department. Positions available include: 4th “R” Before/ After School Supervisors & 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.


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

Table of Contents • Registration Forms & Info

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• Youth Basketball Programs 21

• Preschool Programs

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• Youth Sports Link

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• Adult Programs

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• Special Events

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• Park Map

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• Youth & Teen Programs

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• Afternoons at Timothy Edwards

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Behavior of Participants Participants are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times. Participants shall behave in a safe and responsible manner, show courtesy and respect to other participants, volunteers, and staff, and treat equipment and facilities with care. We use a positive approach to behavior management. However, we reserve the right to take appropriate action based upon an evaluation of each situation on its own merits.

Public Safety 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.

Contact Us:

• Connecticut Recreation & Parks Association • National Recreation & Parks Association • New England Parks Association • American Camp Association • NAEYC (National Association for Education of Young Children) • South Windsor Chamber of Commerce • Connecticut Forest & Park Association • Connecticut Tree Protection Association • Tree Warden Association • Connecticut Parks Association • New England Sports Turf Managers Association

For Your Information

The following organizations/programs run independently of the 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 www.swband.org

Do you have any ideas or suggestions for the Parks & Recreation Department? Please call 860-648-6355 or email us at rec@southwindsor.org. We would love to hear from you.

Community Chorus: Lee Mann, Sr., President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-875-2589 www.swchorus.org

Call us: Phone: 860-648-6355 Fax: 860-648-5048 Hotline: 860-648-6349

CT Adult Soccer Club: Brian Rivard. . . . . . . . 860-644-8378

Email us:

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Facebook:

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At the office:

Residents can register Sept. 1st Non-residents can register Sept. 8th

STARTING ON SEPT. 18th - Wapping School, Home of South Windsor Parks & Recreation 91 Ayers Road, South Windsor 06074 Monday- Friday- 8:00 a.m.- 4:30p.m.

Holiday Closings: Monday, September 4; Monday, October 9; Friday, November 10; Thursday, November 23; Friday, November 24; Monday, December 25; Monday, January 1; Monday, January 15; Monday, February 12; Monday, February 19. On the Web: recreation.southwindsor.org Advertisement in this publication does not express or imply the endorsement of a business or its products and services by the Town of South Windsor.

The Production of Parks & Recreation Magazine is not tax-subsidized and is paid for exclusively by sponsorships, advertisers and program fees.

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 South Windsor Chamber of Commerce. . . . . 860-644-9442 www.southwindsorchamber.com Special Olympics: Dan Rezende . . . . . . . . . . 860-644-9703 Topstone Golf Course. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-648-4653 www.topstonegc.com 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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91 Ayers Road South Windsor, CT 06074 PLEASE INDICATE IF THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: Fax No. 860-648-5048 Address Home Phone Cell Phone Email Address Recreation.southwindsor.org Rec@southwindsor.org

South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department Household Registration Form PARENT/GUARDIAN PRIMARY CONTACT INFORMATION Last Name: Address: Town/City: Home Phone: Email Address (REQUIRED):

First Name:

Date of Birth: Zip Code: Work Phone:

Cell Phone:

EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION 1st Contact Name: Phone: Relationship:

2nd Contact Name: Phone: Relationship:

ACTIVITY REGISTRATION INFORMATION (There Is An Additional $10.00 Per Activity For Non-Residents) Last Name:

First Name:

Date of Birth

Gender

Grade

Activity Name:

Fee

Payment Method: __ Visa __ MasterCard __ American Express

__ Cash

__ Check

Credit Card Number __________________________________ Exp Date ________ CVC ______

Waiver of Participant by parent or self: In consideration of your accepting my or my child's registration and entry, I hereby for myself, my child, my heirs, executors and administrators, waive and release any and all rights and claims for damages I or my child may have against the Town of South Windsor or the Recreation; and its representatives, successors and assigns, for any and all injuries suffered by myself or If any participant is an individual who has special my child at the activity sponsored by these groups. I understand there is inherent risk associated with accommodation requests or information helpful to the instructor/leader, please fill out a Special Needs the(se) activity(ies) and authorize emergency medical treatment and transportation in my absence. PHOTO RELEASE: THE SOUTH WINDSOR RECREATION DEPARTMENT MAY VIDEOTAPE OR Request Form (found online under Inclusion TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS OF PARTICIPANTS ENROLLED IN RECREATION ACTIVITIES CLASSES OR Services) or contact Cheryl Gerber at Cheryl.Gerber@southwindsor.org two weeks prior PROGRAMS. THESE PHOTOS AND/OR VIDEOTAPES MAY BE USED FOR PROMOTIONAL to the start of the program PURPOSES. If any of the above participants are minors,, I certify by my signature that I am the custodial parent or guardian; or I have the expressed authorization of the custodial parent, or guardian to enroll said participant(s) in the specified activities listed.

SPECIAL NEEDS ACCOMODATIONS

Date:______________ Signature:________________________________________

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Print Name: __________________________________________________________


Registration Information & Forms How to Register •  Online – recreation.southwindsor.org •  In person (weekdays from September 1st- September 15th) at the Parks & Recreation Department office, 150 Nevers Road. Starting September 18th all Parks & Recreation offices will be moved to 91 Ayers Road.

I Forgot My Username or Password Visit recreation.southwindsor.org • Click on “Get Registered” • Click the “Sign in” button • Follow the instructions for forgotten name or password.

Fee Assistance

•  No telephone registrations will be accepted. Program registrations will not be accepted without payment and completed registration form.

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.

When to Register

Refund Policy

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

• South Windsor registration begins September 1st for residents for all programs except where noted. Non-resident registration begins September 8th except where noted. • In person (weekdays from September 1st- September 15th) at the Parks & Recreation Department office, 150 Nevers Road. • Starting September 18th all Parks & Recreation offices will be moved to 91 Ayers Road.

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.

Many programs are very popular and fill quickly. Therefore, we often have waiting lists. The sooner we know of your intentions to cancel out of a program, the sooner we can accommodate others. Request for refunds 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 for legitimate medical reasons, or if our department cancels a program. Otherwise, refunds are prorated and determined by the percentage of classes or sessions held prior to the date of notification to the Parks & Recreation Department Main Office (NOT the instructor). The sooner we know, the bigger the refund.

Program Locations

Helpful Information

Programs are held in the Wapping School, Home of the South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department unless otherwise noted.

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.

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

Register Online!

• NC = No class. • Ellsworth is located at 1737 Main Street in the Board of Education building. • We require all youth participants to be escorted into and out of their programs by an adult (adult programs excluded).

Step Two

Did you know that you can now register for most programs from the convenience of your home computer? Online program registration will have the same start date and time as inhouse registration. Online registration can be accessed 24 hours a day.

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

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Step Three

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

Access your account and review program information, register for available programs, pay on account, view account history, and more! Registration for programs is similar to most internet shopping.

Note: Contact the office staff to merge existing accounts with your new online account.

Notice: All online account users are now required to log in using an email address. Please take a moment to log in to your account at recreation.southwindsor.org, and make this update. 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

Fall 2017 & Winter 2018 BACK TO THE FUTURE This issue of Parks & Recreation magazine marks yet another major and exciting milestone in the evolution of your Parks & Recreation Department as we relocate our base of operation to our new home at Wapping School, 91 Ayers Road this Fall! The 1950’s vintage facility officially closed its doors as an elementary school June 19th as part of the Board of Education’s (BOE) longrange Elementary School Facility Plan. Their plan calls for the eventual reduction to four elementary schools with replacement of the Orchard Hill, Eli Terry, Philip R. Smith and Pleasant Valley school buildings over a proposed three-phase ten-year timeline. Phase one promised a “win-win-win” situation for our community including construction of a brand new Orchard Hill School building and relocation of the Parks & Recreation functions currently operating at the community center to the much larger de-commissioned Wapping School creating much needed additional space at the community center for the growing senior citizen population. The ownership of the Wapping School remains with the BOE, but the day-to-day operations is a cost-sharing and management partnership between the Town Government and the BOE. The Wapping facility will provide substantially more square footage for parks & recreation program/service expansion with the eventual use of 14+ classrooms, administrative offices, gymnasium, and cafeteria. The building will also house the Building Maintenance Division of Public Works in a few rooms and the High School Career Path program in 5 classrooms and the kitchen. We are delighted that history has a way of repeating itself as the Wapping School has been re-purposed from an elementary school twice before – once in the early 1970’s (as a temporary home for Human Services and Recreation) and again in the early 1980’s as an annex to the high school. Here’s hoping that

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the third time is a charm! We want to thank you, the voters, for approving the referendum for construction of the new Orchard Hill School facility and the BOE for this beneficial partnership. With a short window of opportunity over the summer we have been extremely busy preparing for our initial move. Cleaning, painting, streamlining the landscaping, grooming the grounds and doing some basic remodeling of key areas like the administrative offices, seven of the 23 classrooms and gymnasium is on-going to be ready for Fall programing. Once in the building we will continue to activate additional space in phases throughout the Fall and early Winter in hopes of having all areas fully operational by the first of the new year. Once all areas are completed we will be able to provide more rooms for public reservations and recreation programs as well as a banquet hall (renovated cafeteria) to accommodate rental functions to replace that which was lost at the community center. We ask for your patience as we work through this gap in rental opportunities. Our target date to be open at Wapping is Wednesday, August 30th, in synch with the first day of school. Basic office operations will continue simultaneously at the community center and overlap with Wapping until Sept. 15th to give our patrons time to adjust to our new location. We are excited to invite you to visit our new home and welcome you to celebrate with us at our official Open House on Sat., November 18th from 10am to 2pm. Enjoy games, door prizes, refreshments, inflatables, entertainment and a community-build LEGO “Mystery Mural”!

Turn to page 43 to see our Recent Notable Highlights.


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Wapping School.... Here We Come! We are happy to share that the South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department will be moving to Wapping School! We appreciate your patience and understanding as we get settled into our new home. Please see the important information about this move below.

Fall/Winter Registration: When registering in person September 1st- September 15th Please register at Parks & Recreation Department office 150 Nevers Road.

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All office operations (including Fall/Winter program registration) will be moved to 91 Ayers Road.

Program Location: • Parks & Recreation Programs will be operational in Wapping School starting on September 1st • Meetings rooms for Residents and South Windsor businesses available to reserve starting September 1st

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Preschool Programs Our preschool classes are very popular, so you must register early to get a spot. Registering early for preschool programs: • ensures your spot in high-demand classes • increases chance of all programs meeting enrollment & requirements

What’s New In Preschool? Location!

All preschool classes will be held in South Windsor Parks and Recreation Department’s new home: Wapping School (91 Ayers Road). The dedicated preschool classrooms are Rooms 55 and 57 (structured classroom space) and 54 (gross-motor activity space).

Sessions!

Preschool classes are now streamlined into four 8-week long sessions that last throughout the majority of the school year. Please note the specific dates per session in the description for each individual class.

Class Length!

In response to parent feedback, we have increased the length of some of our classes. Look for our 3-hour class options under the 3-5 year old independent programming section.

Parent/Child Classes!

We’ve expanded our parent/child class offerings, and now you and your little one have a parent/child option to choose from each day.

Preschool Open House Please join us at our Preschool Open House on Thursday, 9/14 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in rooms 54, 55, and 57 in Wapping School. Come and meet the preschool teachers, check out our new space, and find out more about specific classes! 7

Preschool Registration

ATTENTION PARENTS: There will be two registrations for the Preschool Program – one for fall/winter sessions and one for winter/spring sessions. Please note that all classes for the Preschool Program from September through June are listed in this brochure. See dates below for registration for specific sessions. •  Reminder – You may only register for ONE household. Any additional household registrations can be dropped off and will be processed after the initial registration. Fall/Winter Registration: Session (1): (9/18-11/16) and Session (2): (11/17-1/29). Registration begins on 9/1/17 at 8:00 a.m. for residents on a firstcome, first-served basis. Registration can be done online or at the Parks & Recreation office at the Community Center, 150 Nevers Road. Please note, mailed-in and faxed-in registrations will be processed after initial registration on 9/1/17. • Non-resident registrations will begin on 9/8/17 at 8:00 a.m. for Session (1) and Session (2) online or at the Community Center, 150 Nevers Road Winter/Spring Registration: Session (3): (1/30-4/6) and Session (4): (4/16-6/11) Begins on Friday 1/12/18 at 8:00 a.m. for residents on a first-come, firstserved basis. Registration can be done online or at the Parks & Recreation office at Wapping School, 91 Ayers Road. Please note, mailed-in and faxed-in registrations will be processed after initial registration on 1/12/18. •  Non-resident registrations will begin on 1/19/18 at 8:00 a.m. for Session (3) and Session (4) online or at Wapping School, 91 Ayers Road


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Preschool Programs Additional Information

Many caregivers (moms, dads, grandparents, and sitters) introduce their child(ren) to the program with a “parent/child class” in order to acclimate their young ones with the comfort of a familiar adult nearby. It is not unusual to continue with this style class for a while, eventually “graduating” to independent classes as your toddler is ready for separation. Classes include free play, songs, stories, and developmentally appropriate activities. A class repeated in a different session will have all new activities. In case of inclement weather, please see Weather Cancellation Policy on page 1.

Emergency Contact Forms

For your child’s safety, all parents/guardians of preschool participants will be required to fill out an Emergency Contact Information Form before the start of the Preschool Program. This form will include emergency contact information, pick-up authorizations, allergy and special needs information and will be valid for the entire 2017/2018 school year. Teachers will ask everyone who is picking up children from a preschool program to show identification before that child will be permitted to leave the program. Children will only be allowed to leave with people documented on the Emergency Contact Information Form under the Pick-up Authorization Section. Please remember this is for the safety of your children.

Potty Training

Although we do not require children to be potty trained, the South Windsor Parks & Recreation Preschool Program does not have a facility that will allow the changing of diapers. If your child does have an accident during the program, it will be up to the teacher’s discretion if the parent will be called and asked to come change their child.

In the case of an emergency, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 860-648-6355.

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 center 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. 9/18-11/13, NC 10/9, #156101A, $75 11/20-1/29, NC 12/25, 1/1, 1/15, #156101B, $75 2/5-4/2, NC 2/19, #156101C, $75 4/16-6/11, NC 5/28, #156101D, $75 Location: Wapping School, Room 57, Instructor: Mrs. Rounce Thursdays, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 9/28-11/16, #156101E, $75 11/30-1/25, NC 12/28, #156101F, $75 2/1-3/29, NC 2/15, #256101A, $75 4/19-6/7, #256101B, $75 Location: Wapping School, Room 55, Instructor: Mrs. Sivo

Stepping Stones (All Ages Welcome) Here’s a chance to share some structured movement and motor skills with your children! They will be introduced to many activities using balls, scarves, bean bags, ribbons, hoops, a parachute and more! The fun continues with climb-ons, ride-ons, slides, toys, stories and songs. Snack and a drink included, and coffee for the adults! Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. 9/19-11/14, NC 11/7, #156102K, $79 11/21-1/16, NC 12/26, #156102L, $79 1/30-3/27, NC 3/20, #256102K, $79 4/17-6/5, #256102L, $79 Location: Wapping School, Room 54, Instructor: Mrs. Aparo

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Preschool Programs NEW!

Come and Play (All Ages Welcome)

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. 9/20-11/8, #156101G, $79 11/22-1/17, NC 12/27, #156101H, $79 1/31-3/21, #256101G, $79 4/18-6/6, #256101H, $79 Location: Wapping School, Room 54, Instructor: Mrs. Hathorn

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Don’t miss a moment of action with toys, fun, movement and games. You will wonder: where did the time go?! Snack and drink included. Mondays, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 9/18-11/13, NC 10/9, #156108A, $83 11/20-1/29, NC 12/25, 1/1, 1/15, #156108B, $83 2/5-4/2, NC 2/19, #256108A, $83 4/16-6/11, NC 5/28, #256108B, $83 Location: Wapping School, Room 54, Instructor, Mrs. Aparo

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All Aboard! (All Ages Welcome)

Come along for the ride! Meet parents and caregivers as we help the children build a foundation of learning and socialization. Throughout the session we use balls, scarves, bean bags, hoops, a parachute and more! The fun continues with climb-ons, ride-ons, slides, toys, circle, stories, and songs. Snack and drink are provided.

Friday, 9:30 a.m -10:45 a.m 9/22-11/10, #335147A, $79 11/17-1/19, NC 11/24, 12/29, #335147B, $79 2/2-4/6, NC 2/16, 3/30, #335147C, $79 4/20-6/8, #335147D, $79 Location: Wapping School, Room 54, Instructor: Mrs. Tetreault

Independent Programming 2-3 Year Olds

(Must be 2 before the class)

Giggles and Wiggles (Ages 2-3)

Wiggly fingers and dancing feet, plus stories and art on the days we meet. Giggles and good times are guaranteed! Mondays, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 9/18-11/13, NC 10/9, #156105A, $83 11/20-1/29, NC 12/25, 1/1, 1/15, #156105B, $83 2/5-4/2, NC 2/19, #256105A, $83 4/16-6/11, NC 5/28, #256105B, $83 Location: Wapping School, Room 57, Instructor: Mrs. Rounce

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Kangaroo Kids (Ages 2-3)

The Fun Never Ends

(Ages 2-3)

Don’t miss a moment of fun! Join your friends for playing, movement, circle, stories, songs and more! Snack and drink are included. Mondays, 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. 9/18-11/13, NC 10/9, #156127A, $83 11/20-1/29, NC 12/25, 1/1, 1/15, #156127B, $83 2/5-4/2, NC 2/19, #256127A, $83 4/16-6/11, NC 5/28, #256127B, $83 Location: Wapping School, Room 54, Instructor: Mrs. Aparo & Mrs. Crusha

Share A Smile

(Ages 2-3)

If you are happy and you know it come to class. Share good times with friends. We will play, sing, and much more. Bring your smile to class! Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 9/19-11/14, NC 11/7, #156808A, $83 11/21-1/16, NC 12/26,#156808B, $83 1/30-3/27, NC 3/20, #256808A, $83 4/17-6/5, #256808B, $83 Location: Wapping School, Room 57, Instructor: Mrs. Rounce and Mrs. Hathorn

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 Wednesday. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 9/20-11/8, #156104A, $83 11/22-1/17 NC 12/27, #156104B, $83 1/31-3/21, #256104A, $83 4/18-6/6, #256104B, $83 Location: Wapping School, Room 55, Instructor: Mrs. Sivo and Mrs. Tetreault


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Best Buddies (Ages 2-3)

Come meet new friends while we play, listen to a story, and sing silly songs. Laughing and smiling are guaranteed!

Preschool Pals

(Ages 2-3)

Come join the fun. It’s time to make new friends while enjoying music, listening to stories and making an art project each week! Wednesdays, 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. 9/20-11/8, #156126A, $83 11/22-1/17 NC 12/27, #156126B, $83 1/31-3/21, #256126A, $83 4/18-6/6, #256126B, $83 Location: Wapping School, Room 55, Instructor: Mrs. Sivo and Mrs. Tetreault

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Here We Grow Again (Ages 2-3)

Join us! This class blends small and large motor activities that are flexible and tailored to each group/individual and their abilities and needs. The children will enjoy circle time, stories, songs, movement, games and other hands-on activities. Snack and drink will be provided! Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 9/28-11/16,#156112A, $83 11/30-1/25, NC 12/28, #156112B, $83 2/1-3/29, NC 2/15, #256112A, $83 4/19-6/7, #256112B, $83 Location: Wapping School, Room 54, Instructor: Mrs. Tetreault & Mrs. Crusha

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. 9/28-11/16, # 156103A, $83 11/30-1/25, NC 12/28, #156103B, $83 2/1-3/29, NC 2/15, #256103A, $83 4/19-6/7, #256103B, $83 Location: Wapping School, Room 55, Instructor: Mrs. Sivo

Fabulous Fridays

(Ages 2-3)

Fridays, 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. 9/22-11/10, #156140A, $83 11/17-1/19, NC 11/24, 12/29, #156140B, $83 2/2-4/6, NC 2/16, 3/30, #256140A, $83 4/20-6/8, #256140B, $83 Location: Wapping School, Room 55, Instructor: Mrs. Sivo and Mrs. Hathorn

2-4 Year Olds

(Must be 2 before the class)

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Happy Feet

(Ages 2-4)

Action packed fun is the agenda in this busy class. Play is our children’s work and they are good at their jobs! Enjoy all types of activities in an open, fun environment! Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 9/19-11/14, NC 11/7, #156102C, $83 11/21-1/16, NC 12/26, # 156102D, $83 1/30-3/27, NC 3/20, #256102C, $83 4/17-6/5, #256102D, $83 Location: Wapping School, Room 54, Instructor: Mrs. Aparo & Mrs. Crusha

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Little Scholars

(Ages 2-4)

Come to school and you will see, we will learn our ABCs. Books and singing, paint and glue, lots of fun and learning, too! A new letter will be featured each week for your little scholar. Tuesdays, 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 9/19-11/14, NC 11/7, #156138A, $83 11/21-1/16, NC 12/26, #156138B, $83 1/30-3/27, NC 3/20, #256138A, $83 4/17-6/5, #256138B, $83 Location: Wapping School, Room 57, Instructor: Mrs. Rounce and Mrs. Hathorn

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Play Zone

(Ages 2-4)

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!

Each week your child will engage in all kinds of play, including climbing, building, and messy play. We will end class with a little bit of quiet time where we will enjoy snack and a story. Snacks will be provided.

Fridays, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 9/22-11/10, #156201A, $83 11/17-1/19, NC 11/24, 12/29, #156201B, $83 2/2-4/6, NC 2/16, 3/30, #256201A, $83 4/20-6/8, #256201B, $83 Location: Wapping School, Room 55, Instructor: Mrs. Sivo and Mrs. Hathorn

Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 9/20-11/8, #156113A, $83 11/22-1/17, NC 12/27, #156113B, $83 1/31-3/21, #256113A, $83 4/18-6/6, #256113B, $83 Location: Wapping School, Room 54, Instructor: Mrs. Hathorn & Mrs. Aparo

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Preschool Programs Little Bobcats

(Ages 2-4)

Little Leapers (Ages 3-5)

We will get your little one moving! Each week your child will try out a new sport or activity, encouraging both fine and gross motor skill development. With some structure, plenty of free play and a snack, it is sure to equal great fun!

This three hour class is perfect for the child who has lots of energy. So come on in and LEAP into learning as we play with friends old and new, sing some songs, and make a magnificent project, too! Please bring a NUT FREE lunch.

Thursdays, 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 9/28-11/16, #156125A, $83 11/30-1/25, NC 12/28, #156125B, $83 2/1-3/29, NC 2/15, #256125A, $83 4/19-6/7, #256125B, $83 Location: Wapping School, Room 54, Instructor: Mrs. Tetreault & Mrs. Crusha

Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 9/19-11/14, NC 11/7, #156142A, $114 11/21-1/16, NC 12/26, #156142B, $114 1/30-3/27, NC 3/20, #256142A, $114 4/17-6/5, #256142B, $114 Location: Wapping School, Room 55, Instructor: Mrs. Sivo and Mrs. Tetreault

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Razzle Dazzle (Ages 2-4)

Add a little “dazzle” to your Friday as you spend time with friends. We have lots of developmentally appropriate activities including toys, games, puzzles, hands-on activities and more! There is some structure, lots of free play, and snacks provided! Join us! Fridays, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 9/22-11/10, #156114A, $83 11/17-1/19, NC 11/24, 12/29, #156114B, $83 2/2-4/6, NC 2/16, 3/30, #256114A, $83 4/20-6/8, #256114B, $83 Location: Wapping School, Room 54, Instructor: Mrs. Tetreault

3-5 Year Olds

(Must be 3 before or during the class)

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ABCs and 123s

(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. 9/18-11/13, NC 10/9, #156132A, $114 11/20-1/29, NC 12/25, 1/1, 1/15, #156132B, $114 2/5-4/2, NC 2/19, #256132A, $114 4/16-6/11, NC 5/28, #256132B, $114 Location: Wapping School, Room 55, Instructor: Mrs. Sivo and Mrs. Tetreault

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Triple Treat

(Ages 3-5)

We will have three times the fun in this three hour class. Your child will develop socially and mentally through art, books, games and play. We will enjoy physical activities in the gym and outside. Please bring a NUT FREE lunch to enjoy with your friends. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 9/20-11/8, #156116A, $114 11/22-1/17, NC 12/27, #156116B, $114 1/31-3/21, #256116A, $114 4/18-6/6, #256116B, $114 Location: Wapping School, Room 57, Instructor: Mrs. Rounce

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Kids Campus (Ages 3-5)

Learning is fun! Each week we will enjoy stories, art projects, lunch and other fun-filled activities. Numbers, letters, colors and shapes are some of the concepts we’ll learn in school. Please bring a NUT FREE lunch. Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 9/28-11/16, #156102A, $114 11/30-1/25, NC 12/28, #156102B, $114 2/1-3/29, NC 2/15, #256102A, $114 4/19-6/7, #256102B, $114 Location: Wapping School, Room 57, Instructor: Mrs. Rounce

Busy Bodies (Ages 3-5) This class is perfect for bodies with busy hands and feet. Come join us 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. Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 9/22-11/10, #156111A, $114 11/17-1/19, NC 11/24, 12/29, #156111B, $114 2/2-4/6, NC 2/16, 3/30, #256111A, $114 4/20-6/8, #256111B, $114 Location: Wapping School, Room 57, Instructor: Mrs. Rounce


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4-6 Year Old Independent Classes NEW!

NEW!

Around The World (Ages 4-6)

Grab your passports and let’s travel the world. Each week we will learn about a new country through art, stories, games, music and dance!

Four Day Hooray (Ages 4-6)

Join us FOUR days a week for fun and learning! This class will be based on exciting themes and will include a letter of the week. We 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.

Fridays, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 9/22-11/10, #156805A, $80 12/1-1/26, NC 12/29, #156805B, $80 2/2-4/6, NC 2/16, 3/30, #256805A, $80 4/20-6/8, #256805B, $80 Location: Wapping School, Room 56, Instructor, Mrs. Abernethy

Monday-Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 9/18-11/8, NC 9/21, 10/9, 11/7, #156804A, $640 11/20-1/24, NC 11/23, 12/25-28, 1/1, 1/15, #156804B, $640 1/29-3/28, NC 2/15, 2/19, 3/20, #256804A, $640 4/16-6/11, NC 5/28, #256804B, $640 Location: Wapping School, Room 56, Instructor: Mrs. Abernethy

S AV E T H E D A T E !

47th Annual Imperial Oil and Plumbing Egg Hunt Friday, 3/30/18 SWHS Stadium

Sponsored by Imperial Oil & Plumbing and the South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department. Come enjoy this FREE fun-filled family event on Friday, 3/30, at the S.W.H.S. Stadium. Children will “hunt” for plastic filled 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 for their children with special needs, we have arranged for a hunt at 9:00 a.m., before the crowds arrive. 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: Age 2 - 10:00 a.m. Age 5 & Grade K -10:45 a.m. Age 3 - 10:15 a.m. Grade 1 - 11:00 a.m. Age 4 - 10:30 a.m. Grade 2 - 11:15 a.m. Be sure to bring something to collect your eggs!

Egg Hunt specific to Special needs participants - 9:00 a.m.

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Preschool Programs

2017-2018 Preschool Class Schedule: Session 1-4 Monday

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55 (Classroom)

Session 1: 9/18-11/13 NC 10/9 Session 2: 11/20-1/29 NC 12/25, 1/1, 1/15 Session 3: 2/5-4/2 NC 2/19 Session 4: 4/16-6/11 NC 5/28

54 (Activity Room)

Wednesday

Session 1: 9/19-11/14 NC 11/7 Session 2: 11/21-1/16 NC 12/26 Session 3: 1/30-3/27 NC 3/20 Session 4: 4/17-6/5

Session 1: 9/20-11/8 Session 2: 11/22-1/17 NC 12/27 Session 3: 1/31 – 3/21 Session 4: 4/18-6/6

3yrs-5yrs – 9:30am-12:30pm NEW! Little Leapers

3yrs-5yrs – 9:30am-12:30pm NEW! ABCs and 123s

2yrs-3yrs • 9:30 am-11:00 am 2&3 Come Learn with Me

2yrs-3yrs • 11:15 am-12:45 pm Preschool Pals

2yrs-3yrs • 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Giggles & Wiggles

2yrs-3yrs – 9:30am-11:00am Share A Smile 3yrs-5yrs – 9:30am-12:30pm NEW!

Open Ages • 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Almost on My Own

Triple Treat

2yrs-4yrs – 11:15am-12:45pm NEW!

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Tuesday

Little Scholars

2yrs-3yrs – 9:30am-11:00am NEW! Kangaroo Kids

Open Ages – 9:30am-10:45am Stepping Stones

Open Ages – 9:30am-10:45am NEW! Come and Play

2yrs-3yrs – 11:15am-12:45pm NEW! The Fun Never Ends

2yrs-4yrs – 11:00am-12:30pm NEW! Happy Feet

2yrs-4yrs – 11:00am-12:30pm NEW! Play Zone


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Thursday

Friday

Session 1: 9/28-11/16 Session 2: 11/30-1/25 NC 12/28 Session 3: 2/1-3/29 NC 2/15 Session 4: 4/19-6/7

Session 1: 9/22-11/10 Session 2: 11/17-1/19 NC 11/24, 12/29 Session 3: 2/2-4/6 NC 2/16, 3/30 Session 4: 4/20-6/8

2yrs-3yrs • 9:30 am-11:00 am Curious Cubs

2yrs-3yrs • 9:30 am-11:00 am Fabulous Fridays

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

2yrs-3yrs• 11:15 am-12:45 pm Best Buddies

3yrs-5yrs – 9:30am-12:30pm

3yrs-5yrs – 9:30am-12:30pm Busy Bodies

NEW!

Kids Campus

2yrs-3yrs – 9:30am-11:00am NEW! Here We Grow Again

Open Ages – 9:30am-10:45am All Aboard

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

2yrs-4yrs – 11:00am-12:30pm Razzle Dazzle

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OPEN HOUSE

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Celebrate Our New Home! WAPPING SCHOOL

Home of South Windsor Parks & Recreation 91 Ayers Rd. South Windsor, CT

November 18th • 10am-2pm Celebrate our new home

Games • Door prizes • Refreshments November 18th"Mystery Mural" Inflatables • Entertainment • LEGO

10am-2pm

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School Vacation Programs No School? No problem!

The Parks & Recreation Department offers a Vacation Day Program for all South Windsor residents grades K-5. This program is open to both those enrolled in 4th “R” and those that are not enrolled in 4th “R.” Each vacation day requires its own registration and payment, as well as additional participant information forms for those participants not enrolled in the 4th “R.” Coverage is provided 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Cost is $55 per child per day for each vacation day. All vacation days are held at Wapping School, Home of South Windsor Parks and Recreation.

Teacher Professional Day & Vacation Day Programs (Grades K-5 Residents only)

When there is no school scheduled your child will enjoy a day of fun and games including arts & crafts, sports, indoor and outdoor games. 7:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Thursday, 9/21, #121001A, $55 Monday, 10/9, #121001B, $55 Tuesday, 11/7, #121001C, $55 Tuesday, 12/26, #121001D, $55 Wednesday, 12/27, #121001E, $55 Thursday, 12/28, #121001F, $55 Friday, 12/29, #121001G, $55 Monday, 1/15, #121001H, $55 Thursday, 2/15, #121001I, $55 Friday, 2/16, #121001J, $55 Monday, 2/19, #121001K, $55 Tuesday, 3/20, #121001L, $55 Location: Wapping School, Instructors: 4th “R” Staff

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Phones Down, Adventure UP

(Residents Ages 10 – 14)

Join our Summer Camp staff for a trip-based week that will have campers’ phones down and their adventure levels up! Day trips will include Launch, Yard Goats, Lazer Tag & Bowling, Ropes Course and Pottery. Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. #468251A, 4/9 – 4/13, $265 Location: Wapping School Directors: Zach Heckt, Kelly Sivo & Lauren DeMartino

April Vacation Camp

(Grades K-5 Residents only) Camp fills each day with active games, sports, arts & crafts, teamwork and group interaction. All children are grouped by age, and activities are age-appropriate. Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 4/9-4/13, #12102J, $210 Monday, 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 4/9, #12102K, $55 Tuesday, 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 4/10, #12102L, $55 Wednesday, 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 4/11, #12102M, $55 Thursday, 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 4/12, #12102N, $55 Friday, 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 4/13, #12102O, $55 Location: Wapping School. Instructors: 4th “R” Staff

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Youth & Teen Programs 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. • We require all youth participants to be escorted into their programs by an adult.

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Kids Night Out (Residents Ages 5-12)

Jukido is a traditional Japanese Jujitsu class teaching realistic selfdefense. The techniques that a student will learn includes 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.

Friday, 1/26, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., #156200A07, $20 Location: Wapping School, Directors: 4th “R” staff

For more information about Jukido and Master Paul Ward, please visit the IKA website www.kokondo.org

Bobcat Strength and Speed Training (Grades 6-8) Calling all athletes or individuals looking to learn how to improve strength and speed! This program is designed to help improve strength, power, and quickness. Participants will learn and practice the proper techniques of strength training. Run by our very own South Windsor High School Head Football Coach David Hodge and South Windsor High School Assistant Football Coach Mickey Dunn. They will be assisted by highly qualified, certified, and enthusiastic South Windsor High School coaches Rich Mabey, Frank Leon, Tom Thompson and Ben Wry, as well as members of the South Windsor High School Bobcat Football Team. Athletes should wear sneakers or cleats, shorts, and t-shirts Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00a.m.-10:15 a.m. 12/11-1/27, NC 12/24-1/1, 1/15, #325001W, $75 1/29-3/10, NC 2/15, 2/17, 2/19, #325001B, $75 3/19-6/16, NC 3/20, 4/9-4/14, 5/29, #325001S, $125 *Dates are subject to change due to school closures Location: South Windsor High School Weight Room

Middle School Volleyball (Grades 6-8) Participants enjoy quality time with their peers while developing basic skills and proper techniques, movements, and postures through instruction, drills, and play. This is a solid 8-week program run by 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. 1/4-3/1, NC 2/15, #149999A, $36 Location: Timothy Edwards Gym

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Jukido Jujitsu (Ages 6+)

Hey kids, want to have a fun night out with your friends?! Then leave your parents behind and join us for our first ever Kids Night Out! You will enjoy a night full of exciting activities, including open gym, crafts, games, a movie on the big screen (popcorn included!) and much more! 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.

Sundays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. September, NC 9/3 #235002E $15 October #235002F $25 November #235002G $20 December #235002H $15 January #235002I $20 February #235002J $20 March #235002K $20 Location: Wapping Gym Instructor: Master Paul Ward 5th Degree Black Belt

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Become A Published Author(Ages 12-17)

Participants will each write their own part of either a collected work or a stand-alone book for publication. They may choose to write poetry, memoir fiction. They may choose to illustrate their piece or not. They will also create non-fiction author biographies. During eight one-hour sessions, the authors will create their manuscript or section of the manuscript under the guidance of local author, J Monkeys. Approximately 4 weeks after the completion of the manuscript(s), the program will meet one last time for a book launch party where they will each receive a copy of the book to keep, have an opportunity to sign each other’s books, and share their experience with friends and family whom they invite to the party. Mondays, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 10/16-12/4, #125005A, $200 Location: Wapping School, Room 58, Instructor: J. Monkeys, Local Author


New Home Wapping School!

Jumping Clay Craft Workshops JumpingClay is an air-drying polymer clay that is 100% safe and nontoxic 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!

Grades K-2 Mondays, 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. 10/16, “Trick or Treat” Halloween Magnet, #356301A, $15 11/6, “Gobble, Gobble” Turkey Magnet, #356301B, $15 12/4, “Do You Want To Build A Snowman?” Snowmen Ornament, #135257E, $15 2/12, “Puppy Love” Valentine Magnet, #156203A, $15 3/19, “Hoppy Bunny” Easter Craft, #156203B, $15 Location: Wapping School, Room 59, Instructor: JumpingClay Staff

Grades 3-5 Mondays, 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. 10/23, “Spooky Ghost and Pumpkin” Halloween Craft, #135257D, $15 11/20, “Boy Am I Stuffed” Turkey Craft, #895624D, $15 12/18, “Deck The Halls” Holiday Ornament, #135257C, $15 3/26, “Colorful Bunnies” Easter Craft, #135257B, $15 Location: Wapping School, Room 59, Instructor: JumpingClay Staff

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JumpingClay Display Workshop Join us for a four-week display class. We will have fun creating a “Polar Display” including Arctic and Antarctic animals and landscape!

Grades 3-5 Mondays, 4:15 p.m. -5:15 p.m. 1/8-2/5, NC 1/15, #135257A, $60 Location: Wapping School, Room 59, Instructor: JumpingClay Staff

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Introduction to Watercolor Ages 13+

Teens, channel your inner artist and join us for this introduction to watercolor painting! Participants will learn about the watercolor technique, including how to use watercolor on wet and dry surfaces, masking techniques to preserve the white of the page, and how to blend colors together to paint a picture. Beginners are welcome! All necessary watercolor paints, brushes, and supplies are provided for you and are yours to keep at the end of the program! Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 10/5-11/9, 335009B, $155 Location: Wapping School, Room 59, Instructor: Kevin Osborn, Local Artist

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Youth & Teen Programs Afternoons at Timothy Edwards Middle School Programs for Timothy Edwards Middle School students. Late bus transportation available for TE students (Ski Club, Baseball Training and Golf at Willow Brook excluded)

Fitness Club Grades 6-8

Baseball Training Grades 6-8

This is an indoor program aimed at helping middle school students enhance their physical fitness. Students will not only exercise, but also expand upon exercise and strength training knowledge provided by physical education classes. Students will practice safe methods geared toward improving flexibility, strength, cardiorespiratory fitness, and muscular endurance. Sessions will enable students to focus on creating realistic, measurable, action oriented fitness goals. Once a goal is established, each student will work with the instructor to create an individual workout.

This training camp will provide opportunity for players on all levels to work on your baseball skills. You will receive the specific knowledge on proper conditioning, hitting, defense, pitching, base running, and much more. Within this time you will gain further knowledge about baseball and the fundamentals to execute what you have learned for your baseball future! All participants are required to provide their own helmet, glove, bat, cleats and catchers equipment if needed.

Monday & Thursday, 2:45 p.m.-4:05 p.m. 9/11-10/26 NC 9/21 and 10/9, #156701A, $70 Location: T.E. Weight Room/Fitness Center, Instructor: Travis Edwards

Tuesdays and Fridays, 2:45 p.m.-4:05 p.m. 9/29-10/19, NC 10/10, #156709A, $120 Wednesdays, 2:45 p.m.-4:05 p.m. 2/21-3/14, #156709B, $80 Location: T.E./Orchard Hill Field, Instructor: Travis Edwards Athletes must have a ride home at 4:05 p.m.

Golf At Willowbrook 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 transported to the course and can play nine holes on the beautifully manicured course. Within these eight weeks, students will be teamed in groups and will have the opportunity to play in a variety of golfing formats (i.e. stroke, best ball, tournaments, etc.). The students will need to provide their own golfing equipment and transportation home from Willow Brook at 5:00 p.m. Students must ride the bus (bus number TBD) on Wednesdays after school to Willow Brook. • Storage of clubs at Willow Brook: Clubs can be dropped off anytime from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Clubs can be placed outside near the Pro Shop (indoor storage is not available). • Cancellations are decided by the Parks & Recreation Department and will be posted to the hotline, so call the hotline for updates. There will also be an announcement made at the school. Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 9/13-11/1 (Rain date 11/8 if necessary), #156702A, $230 Location: Willow Brook Golf Course, Instructor: Fred Gerber (Late bus not available, participants must be picked up at Golf Course)

Basketball Training Grades 6-8

Cougar Basketball Clinic

This training will provide players at all levels to work in various basketball skills while improving their conditioning. Skill improvement will focus on shooting, passing, dribbling, as well as overall basketball concepts.

A coed basketball clinic for athletes to have an opportunity to improve their basketball skills while learning key concepts vital to the game.

Thursdays, 2:45 p.m.-4:05 p.m. 2/22-3/15, #156704D, $80 Location: T.E. Gym, Instructor: Travis Edwards

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Grades 4-6

Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 2/15, #121004J, $40 Location: T.E. Gym, Instructor: Travis Edwards


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Travel Basketball Boys & Girls 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Travel Teams South Windsor competes in the North Centreal Connecticut Travel Basketball League (NCCTBL) for both the girls teams and boys teams. With competitive basketball play versus Central CT opponents, the Travel Basketball League offers players increased practice time (typically (2) two hour practices per week) and approximately 25 games scheduled including tournaments. The season runs mid-October to mid-March. Tryouts: Please register prior to tryouts. Tyrouts are held earlyOctober for the Girl’s Travel team and mid-October for the Boy’s Travel team. Please check the Parks and Recreation website for specific tryout dates and locations. *Individuals not selected for the Youth Travel Basketball League are automatically enrolled in the South Windsor Parks and Recreation Jim Snow Basketball League. The price difference is refunded to you. (Please be aware that there are other fee costs involved with the Travel Basketball Program.) *No early bird discount available for travel. For more information about the Boys Travel team, call Craig Zimmerman at 860-670-5224 or for Girls Travel contact the Parks and Recreation Department. Boys Grade 5, #145999I, $225 Boys Grade 6, #145999J, $225 Boys Grade 7, #145999K, $225 Boys Grade 8, #145999L, $225

Girls Grade 5, #145999M, $225 Girls Grade 6, #145999N, $225 Girls Grade 7, #145999O, $225 Girls Grade 8, #145999Q, $225

THANK YOU for their continued support at our 2017 Summer Concert Series at Evergreen Walk!

THANK YOU

to the South Windsor Dairy Queen on Sullivan Ave.

for their support at our 3rd annual FREE Friday Night Flicks held at Wapping School in July! 20


recreation.southwindsor.org The 2016-2017 season included 548 participants grades 3-12, a whopping 95 volunteer coaches, and 57 teams total. We are proud of our basketball program and hope you are too!

The South Windsor Parks & Recreation Jim Snow Youth Basketball Philosophy Health and Safety: 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. Player Experience: 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. Equal Play Opportunity: 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.

Jim Snow Youth Basketball Programs Jim Snow Youth Basketball League Proudly named for former long time Recreation Director, Jim Snow, this league emphasizes the importance of a team, while developing skills. NEW THIS YEAR! Orientation Night: Please plan to attend the orientation night with your child. Important information pertinent to your role and your child’s participation will be distributed and discussed at the meeting. Players will receive their jersey and meet their coach. This is an opportunity for you to ask any questions you have about the upcoming season. Wednesday, November 8th at Wapping Gym: Beginner division 6:00pm, Junior and Intermediate divisions 7:00pm, Advanced and Senior divisions 8:00pm. Practices: All teams are coached by volunteers and will practice one hour a week between 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Monday-Friday at elementary schools across South Windsor. We attempt to keep practices at the same location for the season but also work around various school closures. Please continuously check your practice schedule on the Parks and Recreation website for changes that occur throughout the season. A player should contact his/her coach if he/ she will be absent for any reason. Practices begin Monday, 11/13 for Beginner, Junior, and Intermediate divisions and Monday, 12/4 for Advanced and Senior divisions.

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Games: Each team will play 10 regular season games on Saturdays and/or Sundays beginning in early December and ending in midMarch. Junior, Intermediate, Advanced and Senior divisions will also have a championship tournament at the end of the season where all teams are invited to play. Please continuously check your game schedule on the Parks and Recreation website for changes that occur throughout the season. If a game is canceled due to weather or other unforeseeable circumstances, all efforts will be made to reschedule. However, due to time restraints and/or gym usage conflicts, some games may not be made up. Uniform: Participants in Beginner division receive a team t-shirt and participants in all other divisions receive a reversible mesh jersey. Participants do not return their jerseys or shirts at the end of the season. Team Placement Day: Attendance at team placement day is mandatory for all participants, including children of coaches. Team placement day is an important piece to creating a well balanced team to ensure fair competition throughout the season. Junior and Intermediate divisions will be held on Saturday, 11/4. Team placement day for Advanced and Senior divisions will be held on Saturday, 12/2. There are no team placement days or draft for the Beginner division. Beginner teams are randomly selected by the Parks and Recreation Department Staff. Reminder: All players considering trying out for their school team should register for recreation league play. Full refunds are given to all players selected to school teams. If a player is cut from a school team and is not registered for recreation basketball, we cannot guarantee late registration or team placement.


recreation.southwindsor.org Jim Snow Program Policies

1. All participants must be registered by 10/20. Players registered after 10/20 will be placed on a waiting list and placed on a team only if roster size allows. Team placement is not guaranteed after 10/20. (Register by 10/6 and save $25) 2. Participants must select only one night they cannot practice. We will make every effort to avoid that night but cannot guarantee this night off. 3. Players selected off the wait list will not have the opportunity to select the one night they cannot practice. Players will be assigned to teams as they have availability.

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F. A.Q.

How does Team Selection work?

All participants in grades 5-12 attend team placement day. Each participant will be evaluated based on skill level. After a brief skill evaluation, team coaches will meet in order to “place” players. The intent is to create a fair distribution of talent between teams. All registrants will be assigned to a team. There are no “cuts” from the South Windsor Jim Snow Youth Basketball League. Why can’t I change my child’s team? Rosters will be finalized following team placement and cannot be changed. Following the team placement, all teams carry the maximum of 10 players and there would be no teams to switch them to. Team placement is also designed to allow for a competitive balance. Switching of players leads to teams gaining an unfair advantage, which we have no way to regulate. This ends up being detrimental to the league as a whole. If you realize you have a conflict after you have already registered, please contact the recreation department and we will be happy to change your one practice night request prior to team placement. We will not make changes following team placement day for any reason except in the case of a coach’s child not being placed on their team. I requested a specific (practice night, school, teammate) and didn’t get it. Why? We ask that parents select the one night they cannot practice, and we certainly do the best we can to avoid scheduling your child for practice that night. We do not honor any other requests in terms of teammates or schools for practice. With over 1,000 participants in the league, it becomes impossible to meet individualized needs of every child. While we understand the desire for children to be on teams with their friends or the need for carpooling, we cannot possibly accommodate all the requests we receive from registrants, and we hope this is viewed as an opportunity to make more friends and make connections with other families.

4. If a change to practice night occurs, participants must notify the Parks & Recreation Department prior to the team placement day. Team changes will not be made after team selection. 5. Team placement is final following the team selection. 6. We do not honor requests for teammates, coaches, practice times or facilities. 7. Siblings will be placed together unless otherwise requested. 8. Participants must play in the division designated for their grade in school. No exceptions. Please note: There will be regular season and/or playoff games scheduled on both weekends of February vacation for all divisions. My child missed practice. Will he/she be benched? No, we understand that families have conflicts and cannot make practices on occasion. We fully expect our coaches to work with families and not let occasional missed practices impact the playing time of a child in a recreational league. My child seems more advanced than the other players in his/ her division. Can they play in a division for older players? We do not allow children to play “up.” This is a recreational league, and children prefer to play with their peers and friends in their own grade. Why are practices so late? We have a limited amount of gym space. There will be almost 1,000 children playing basketball in South Windsor and in order to schedule a practice for that many teams, some teams will have to practice later in the evening. We reserve the early times for the teams with younger players. Why was my child placed on the waiting list? If your child is placed on the waitlist it is because the registration deadline has passed. Registration begins in late August and runs until mid-October. You can register anytime during this period. Following the deadline, we make decisions such as number of teams needed, game schedules, jersey purchases, gym usage and more. All these decisions are based upon how many participants are registered at the deadline. We do strive to maximize each team at 10 players, so if a division has 58 children registered, we will still plan for 6 teams and continue to take registrations until those two remaining slots are filled. We do not make teams of 11, as it is unfair to affect the playing time of participants who registered in a timely fashion. Another team seems “stacked” with stronger players. As in any sport some teams will be better than others. While we strive for some parity, it is not uncommon to have teams go undefeated while other teams struggle. We do not “stack” teams with better players. We hold a meeting with coaches to create the most balanced league we possibly can. This is the most efficient way to achieve equality. However, due to a number of intangibles (player improvement, coaches knowledge of the players or of basketball) the parity we strive for may not be reflected in the final standings.

Coaches Needed!

Coaches are among the most influential adults in the lives of youth athletes. Get in the game and become a volunteer coach! Spend extra quality time supporting your youth athlete. Basketball experience is a plus but not necessary, preference put upon ability to work with children, developing teamwork skills along with basketball skills. All accepted coaches are required to attend training and placement day. We encourage family members and family friends who want to provide a positive experience for the youth in the league to apply. Get started by filling out a volunteer application at recreation.southwindsor.org.

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Advanced and Senior Divisions (High School Aged Participants)

The Advanced and Senior Divisions became one of the largest High School Recreational Basketball programs in the state last year, with over 250 young men and women participating. This league allows for older players to participate in a competitive basketball 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 playoff bracket and championship games for all teams.

Beginner Division (Grades 3 & 4) Beginner Basketball is designed for boys and girls in grades 3 & 4. 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 based on their practice availability. Requests for specific teammates will not be honored. Scores are not kept in Beginner games. The season ends with a Beginner Basketball Extravaganza in early March. Girls, #145999A: $105 ($25 early bird savings on or before 10/6) Boys, #145999B: $105 ($25 early bird savings on or before 10/6)

Junior Division (Grades 5 & 6) The Junior Division is an introduction to competitive basketball for grades 5 & 6. In this 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. Scores and standings are kept, and the season ends with a playoff bracket and championship games for all teams. Girls, #145999C: $115 ($25 early bird savings on or before 10/6) Boys, #145999D: $115 ($25 early bird savings on or before 10/6)

Intermediate Division (Grades 7 & 8) The Intermediate Division is for players in grades 7 & 8 to participate in a competitive basketball environment where they will learn about practicing fair play and good sportsmanship. 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. Scores and standings are kept and the season ends with a playoff bracket and championship games. Girls, #145999E, $115 ($25 early bird savings on or before 10/6) Boys, #145999F, $115 ($25 early bird savings on or before 10/6)

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Boys, Grades 9-10, #145999G, $115 ($25 early bird savings on or before 10/6) Boys, Grades 11-12, #145999H, $115 ($25 early bird savings on or before 10/6) Girls, Grades 9-12, #145999P, $115 ($25 early bird savings on or before 10/6)

Mighty Mite Hoop (Grades K & 1) An 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. (Register early to ensure time slot due to limited space). Eli Terry Gym (Sec A, B and C): $65 Phillip R Smith Gym (Sec D, E, F): $65 Saturdays, 1/7- 3/11 Program will be extended if weather causes cancellations 9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m., #145899A, Eli Terry Gym 10:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m., #145899B, Eli Terry Gym 11:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m., #145899C, Eli Terry Gym 9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m., #145899D, Phillip R Smith Gym 10:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m., #145899E, Phillip R Smith Gym 11:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m., #145899F, Phillip R Smith Gym Registration deadline is Friday, 12/22

More Mighty Mites (Grades 2 & 3)

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 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. and will rotate weekly. For the 2018 season, there will be a boys’ More Mighty Mite League and a girls’ More Mighty Mite League. Highly recommended for those third graders who are not quite ready for Beginner Division League play. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 1/7-3/11, #145799A for Boys, $65 Program will be extended if weather causes cancellations 1/7-3/11, #145799AG for Girls, $65 Program will be extended if weather causes cancellations Registration deadline is Friday, 12/22


Get your company’s name out on the court!

Join other local companies who currently support South Windsor youth sports by sponsoring a Jim Snow Youth Basketball team this season. Sponsorships help continue the high quality of our program while keeping the cost low to participants. The cost of sponsoring a recreational basketball team is $250, which includes: 1. Your company name on the back of each jersey for one team 2. Exposure to hundreds of children and their families with recognition in the March and August issues of Recreation Magazine (delivered to over 11,000 local mailboxes) 3. Team photo or certificate of appreciation to proudly display at your place of business Visit us at recreation.southwindsor.org to fill out a sponsorship registration form. Thanks to our 2016-2017 Jim Snow Youth Basketball Sponsors: Grillo Dental South Windsor Catholic Community LynchToyota Robert N. Burstein DDS

New England Silica, Inc. Conroy & MacGilpin Orthodontics Dzen Commerical Roofing Dick’s Sporting Goods

Splash Pool Supply Shea & Company Real Estate Post Road Stages, Inc. South Windsor Community Women’s Club

South Windsor Craft & Specialty Foods Show South Windsor Human Services Community Service Group is sponsoring their 5th Annual Craft & Specialty Foods Show!

Free Admission • Home-baked Goodies • Raffles Sunday, December 10, 2017 9:00 AM -- 3:00 PM Charles N. Enes Community Center 150 Nevers Road, South Windsor, CT All Proceeds go to the South Windsor Senior Center Community Service Group to support various service projects within our community! For more information, contact Sandi at 860-794-1997 or Andrea 860-648-6357

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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 2, for additional contacts of outside organizations.

South Windsor American Legion Baseball Program

www.CTLegionBball.com Contact: Craig Zimmerman 860-670-5224 Boys Lacrosse

www.SWBoysLax.org Contact: Darren DeMartino, djd@4atc.com

Girls Lacrosse

Panther Football & Cheerleading

www.SWGirlsLax.org Little League Baseball & Softball

www.SouthWindsorLittleLeague.org Contact: Kathy McManus 860-648-0158 / kcmcmanus@cox.net Info (Shed) – 860-644-7999 Youth Hockey

www.swhockey.com

www.SouthWindsorPanthersFootball.com Football Contact: Eric Mahan, mahan@hartford.edu South Windsor Soccer Club (SWSC)

www.SouthWindsorSoccer.org Programs for children 3 & up. Little kickers, rec. & travel teams. registrar@southwindsorsoccer.org

Learn to Skate Program Youth Group Lessons Ages 3 – 14

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.

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Adult Learn to Skate Program Ages 15+

The program is designed to help the adult beginners to get comfortable on the ice and have some fun. Skate Rentals available for an additional $10 for each 4-week session. Winter attire and gloves recommended. A helmet is required and you must provide your own.

Fridays, 6:40 p.m.-7:40 p.m. September 8, 15, 22, 29 #156902A, $80 October 6, 13, 20, 27 #156902B, $80 November 3, 10, 17, 24 #156902C, $80 December 1, 8, 15, 22 #156902D, $80 January 5, 12, 19, 26 #156902E, $80 February 2, 9, 16, 23 #156902F, $80 March 2, 9, 16, 23 #156902G, $80 Location: SW Arena

Fridays, 6:40 p.m.-7:40 p.m. September 8, 15, 22, 29 #156902I, $80 October 6, 13, 20, 27 #156902J, $80 November 3, 10, 17, 24 #156902K, $80 December 1, 8, 15, 22 #156902L, $80 January 5, 12, 19, 26 #156902M, $80 February 2, 9, 16, 23 #156902N, $80 March 2, 9, 16, 23 #156902O, $80 Location: SW Arena

Fridays, 5:40 p.m.-6:40 p.m April 6, 13, 20, 27 #156902H, $80 Location: SW Arena

Fridays, 5:40 p.m.-6:40 p.m April 6, 13, 20, 27 #156902P, $80 Location: SW Arena


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Winter Activities TEMS Ski and Snowboard Club The Ski and Snowboard Club is a social club providing opportunities for students to have fun and practice skills on the slopes. You do not have to know how to ski or 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

New England Ski and Scuba Fundraiser Need new winter gear? Come to TEMS Night at New England Ski & Scuba to get new equipment and help us to promote 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! Saturday, 6p.m.-8p.m. November 4, 2017 Location: New England Ski & Scuba, 60 Windsor Ave. (Rte. 83), Vernon; Advisor: Jennifer Baker, TEMS Health & PE Teacher

Mount Southington – “School’s Out” Program This is a 6 week program for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. Students will take the bus from TEMS (right after school) to Mount Southington and return to TEMS at the end of the night. Skiers and 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 are guaranteed a spot. HELMETS ARE REQUIRED AND THE USE OF STIMULANT PRODUCTS IS PROHIBITED. HEALTH FORMS AND WAIVERS MUST BE COMPLETED. Wednesdays, 2:40p.m.-8:45p.m. January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and February 7, 2018 Location: Mt. Southington, CT, Advisor: Jennifer Baker, TEMS Health & PE Teacher Lift Only Lift & Ski Lesson Lift & Ski Rental Lift, Ski Rental & Lesson Lift & Snowboard Lesson Lift & Snowboard Rental Lift, Snowboard Rental & Lesson Bus Only

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Special Needs Programs 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 (Residents only) 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. 1/6-2/10, #148999A, No Fee (funded by 06074 T-Shirt sales) Location: Eli Terry

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 for assistance in programs; we look forward to hearing from you!

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OPEN HOUSE

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Celebrate Our New Home! WAPPING SCHOOL

Home of South Windsor Parks & Recreation 91 Ayers Rd. South Windsor, CT

November 18th • 10am-2pm Celebrate our new home

Games • Door prizes • Refreshments November 18th"Mystery Mural" Inflatables • Entertainment • LEGO

10am-2pm

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Adult Programs Nutrition Nutrition (Ages 16+) RESTART®

Part nutritional education, part sugar detox, part support group – an empowering combination! The RESTART® Program is a simple, powerful way to give your body a vacation from sugar and processed foods. With a 3-week sugar detox built right in, the program focuses on how to use REAL FOOD to boost your energy, reduce inflammation, loosen clothing, and get rid of sugar and carb cravings. Discover how good you can feel! Tuesdays 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Fall Session 9/11 – 10/9 #652413A $175 Winter Session 1/8 – 2/5 #652413B $175 Location: Wapping School, Room 60, Instructor: Lindsay Splain

Adult Athletic/Fitness Zumba® (Ages 16+) 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 of calorie-burning, body-energizing movements! These routines feature interval-training plus resistance training to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. NO DANCE EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. “Ditch the Workout – Join the PARTY!” Mondays, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. September (start 9/11), $15, #135014C October (N/C 10/9), $20, #135014D November, $20, #135014E December, No Classes January (N/C 1/1, 1/15), $15, #135014F February N/C 2/20, $15, #135014H March, $20, #135014J Location: Wapping Café, Instructor: Anne Castelhano Saturday, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. September, #235014H, $15 (N/C 9/2) October, #235014I, $25 November, #235014J, $20 December, #235014K, $15 (N/C 12/23, 12/30) January, #235014L, $20 February, #235014M, $20 March, #235014N, $20 Location: Wapping Café, Instructor: Francesca Echegaray

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Body Bootcamp An interval based workout combining cardio with strength and agility. The perfect fitness class for all levels of experience. Build strength and endurance through high intensity intervals of strength training mixed with bursts of cardo. Modifications to each exercise are available. It’ll give you a total body workout and torches fat! Thursday 9:45-10:45 September, #324030C, $30 October, #324030D, $40 November, NC 11/23, #324030E, $40 Location: Wapping Gym, Instructor: Michelle Gleason

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 endurance, strenghthening 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. Instructor: Jane Jenny September N/C 9/4 #135004A, $15 October, N/C 10/9 #135004B, $20 November, #135004C, $20 December N/C 12/18, 12/25, #135004D, $10 January N/C 1/1, #135004E, $20 February, #135004F, $20 March, #135004G, $20 Location: Wapping Cafe

Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Instructor: Jane Jenny September, #135004H, $20 October, #135004I, $20 November, #135004J, $25 December N/C 12/20, 12/27, #135004K, $10 January, #135004L, $25 February, #135004M, $20 March , #135004N, $20 Location: Wapping Cafe


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Yoga (Ages 16+) Creative Cardio – Aerobics with Body Sculpt (Ages 16+) All Fitness levels. This aerobics class offers the same total body workout as Creative Cardio with an additional 15 minutes of low weight strength training, focusing on strengthening the arms, back, shoulders and core muscles. Participants are asked to bring a set of hand-held weights between 1-5 pounds. Mondays, 6:15 – 7:30pm Instructor: Linda Hull September, N/C 9/4, #235004M, $15 October, #235004N, $20 November, #235004O, $20 December N/C 12/18, 12/25, #235004P, $10 January, N/C 1/1 #235004Q, $20 February, #235004R, $20 March, #235004S, $20 Location: Wapping Cafe Thursdays – 6:15 – 7:30p.m. Instructor: Linda Hull September, #135004O, $20 October, #35004P, $20 November, N/C 11/23, #135004Q, $20 December N/C 12/21, /12/28, #135004R, $10 January, #135004S. $20 February, #135004T, $20 March , #135004U, $25 Location: Wapping Cafe

Kirpalu 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. Tuesdays 9:30 - 10:45 am Fall Session 9/12 – 12/12 #235008C $100 September #235008D $27 October #235008E $45 November & December #235008F $54 Winter Session 1/2 – 3/27 #235008AB $93 January #135008C $45 February #135008D $36 March #135008E $36 Tuesdays 5:45 – 7:00 pm Fall Session 9/12 – 12/12 #235008CD $100 September #135008F $27 October #135008I $45 November & December #135008AB $54 Winter Session # 1/2 – 3/27 #235008DE $93 January #135008J $45 February #135008K $36 March #135008L $36 Tuesdays 7:15 – 8:30 pm Fall Session # 9/12 – 12/12 #135008GH $100 September #135008M $27 October #135008N $45 November & December #235008JK $54 Winter Session 1/2 – 3/27 #135008O $93 January #135008P $45 February #135008Q $36 March #135008R $36 Location: Wapping Café, Instructor: Sydnie & Paul Cote

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Adult Programs

NEW!

Stroller Fitness

Fitness Class deigned for moms of ALL FITNESS levels. Similar to group fitness classes with exception of having your baby or toddler safely alongside. Perfect for moms finding it difficult to work out. Each class is designed to challenge everyone based on their fitness level. It is an interval based class that incorporates cardio, strength training, endurance, and flexibility for a total body workout. 1-5 lb. dumbbells recommended but not required. Monday 9:45-10:45 9/11-11/27, NC 10/9, #324030B, $100 Location: Nevers Park

Senior Exercise (Ages 55+) Increase your flexibility and improve your mobility and cardiovascular system. Monday & Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m., Beginning 9/12 Location: SWCC, 207, Instructor: Linda Hull Fee: $2/class

Self Defense is Karate (Ages 16+) What do you want out of martial arts? Self defense, tradition or a discipline that will carry over into every aspect of your life? With Kokondo Karate, you will get all three. Learn to defend yourself safely and with confidence using appropriate response training where good technique works more effectively than brute strength. All classes are co-ed and geared to individual development with emphasis placed on safety and personalized attention. Students may try their first class for free. Sundays, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. September, #135003A, $17 October, #135003B, $28 November, #135003C, $22 December, #135003D, $17 January, #135003E, $22 February, #135003F, $22 March, #135003G, $22 Location: Wapping Gym, Instructor: Peter Dylag

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Witch Way 5k Training Program (Ages 18+) Are you interested in running your first 5k, or improving your running skills? Work our local marathoner and girls running coach as you train for our Witch Way 5k race! This beginner friendly eight-week program includes a training schedule, a group t-shirt, group long runs, and weekly email updates with training tips from your coach. NO running experience necessary however, we do ask that participants are comfortable walking one mile. Group runs: Sundays, 8/27 – 10/8, 8:30 a.m. September 3rd & October 1st runs will take place on Thursday evenings (8/31 & 9/28) – coach will provide further details Race is on 10/14 #123000G $85 (Race registration included in price)

Location: Nevers Park Trails parking lot, Coach: Christina Buettel

NEW!

Drop in Ball Hockey (Ages 18+)

Revisit the love of your favorite gym class past time. Men and Women are invited to drop in for this new program. Open to Residents and Non-Residents. Must wear sneakers and sign participant waiver before play. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., 1/4-3/22 FREE Location: Wapping Gym

Open Gym Volleyball – Residents Only Spend time with friends, make new ones, or just enjoy playing co-ed volleyball. This program will run 10/5-5/24. Open to South Windsor residents only. Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Location: Phillip R. Smith School • No meeting 11/23, 12/28, 2/15, 4/12 (Please be advised that other dates may follow depending on school function schedule.)


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Adult League Play Men’s & Women’s Volleyball Leagues 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’. An organizational meeting will be held Tuesday, 9/12, at 7:30 p.m. for the Women’s League and 6:30 p.m. for the Men’s Leagues at the new South Windsor Parks and Recreation Department location at the former Wapping School (91 Ayers Road). All interested teams and individual players looking to get picked up by a team should plan to attend. We do not place individuals on teams. A $100 deposit will be required at the meeting to reserve a team entry. Games are scheduled to begin midOctober. We finish the season with an all teams tournament. This league is for residents and non-residents 18 years and older.

Men’s League: Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., Team Fee: $580 Location: Timothy Edwards School No meeting 11/7, 12/26, 3/20 (Please be advised other dates may follow depending on school function schedule)

Women’s League: Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., Team Fee: $580 Location: Timothy Edwards School No meeting 11/23, 12/28, 2/15 (Please be advised other dates may follow depending on school function schedule)

Men’s & Women’s Basketball Leagues

Spend Sundays with your friends this winter, join our recreational basketball league! An organizational meeting will be held Tuesday, 9/19, at 8:00 p.m. for the Women’s League and 7:00 p.m. for the Men’s League at the new South Windsor Parks and Recreation Department location at the former Wapping School (91 Ayers Road). All interested teams and individual players looking to get picked up by a team should plan to attend. We do not place individuals on teams. A $100 deposit will be required at the meeting to reserve a team entry. Games are scheduled to begin November. We finish the season with an all teams tournament. This league is for residents and non-residents 18 years and older. Sundays, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Team Fee: $820 Location: South Windsor High School and Ellsworth No meeting 12/24, 12/31, 2/4 (Please be advised other dates may follow depending on school function schedule)

Men’s Softball League Get a team together and enjoy summer nights at our Rye Street Field. We typically host about 14 teams from May through mid August. We organize two divisions, ‘A’ (more skilled and competitive) and ‘B’. An organizational meeting will be held Wednesday 3/28, at 6:30 p.m. at the new South Windsor Parks and Recreation Department location at the former Wapping School (91 Ayers Road). All interested teams and individual players looking to get picked up by a team should plan to attend. We do not place individuals on teams. A $100 deposit will be required at the meeting to reserve a team entry. We finish the season with an all teams tournament and a home run derby. This league is for residents and non-residents. ‘A’ Division: Mondays, Tuesdays (Friday Make Up Games) ‘B’ Division: Wednesdays, Thursdays (Friday Make Up Games) Game Times: 6:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:45 p.m. Team Fee: $725 Location: Rye Street Park

Adult Enrichment NEW!

Introduction to Watercolor (Ages 13+)

Channel your inner artist and join us for this introduction to watercolor painting! Participants will learn about the watercolor technique, including how to use watercolor on wet and dry surfaces, masking techniques to preserve the white of the page, and how to blend colors together to paint a picture. Beginners are welcome! All necessary watercolor paints, brushes, and supplies are provided for you and are yours to keep at the end of the program! Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 10/5-11/9, 335009B, $155 Location: Wapping School, Room 59, Instructor: Kevin Osborn, Local Artist

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Adult Programs

Become A Published Author (Ages 18+)

NEW!

Participants will each write their own part of either a collected work or a stand-alone book for publication. They may choose to write poetry, memoir fiction. They may choose to illustrate their piece or not. They will also create non-fiction author biographies. During eight 90-minute sessions, the authors will create their manuscript or section of the manuscript under the guidance of local author, J Monkeys. Approximately 4 weeks after the completion of the manuscript(s), the program will meet one last time for a book launch party where they will each receive a copy of the book to keep, have an opportunity to sign each other’s books, and share their experience with friends and family whom they invite to the party.

Got negative energy? Join Grounded Goodwife to clear it! “Smudging” is performed to correct the energy in a home, office, object, or even a person. This is done by burning herbs like sage, mugwort, pine and cedar in a focused, intentional way to cleanse negative energy, and replenish with positive, healing energy.

Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 1/16-3/6, #335579A, $200 Location: Wapping School, Room 58, Instructor: J. Monkeys, Local Author

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.

Smudge Sticks Workshop

Join us to learn about the history and practice of smudging, the herbal benefits, and make 2 smudge sticks for your own use. Friday, November 10th 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. #652341A, $25 Location: Wapping School, Room 60

NEW!

Fire Cider Workshop

Join Grounded Goodwife for a cold & flu remedy! This tonic is revered by herbalists for its ability to help prevent cold and flu symptoms and/ or shorten their duration if they occur. It’s an apple cider vinegar infusion that contains powerful immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, decongestant, and (optional) spicy circulatory movers. Sample a variety of Fire Cider recipes and then create your own warming, energizing concoction in a 16-ounce jar. Tuesday, December 12th 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. #652341B, $25 Location: Wapping School, Room 60

Mondays, 7:15 p.m. Location: S.W. High School, $30

Do you ♥ Parks & Recreation Programming? • Do YOU have a specialized skill? • Do you want to be part of a fantastic TEAM?

We are always looking for staff or contractors to help us offer more programs!

Dance! Wellness! Theater! Art! Culinary! Music! The possibilites are endless!

Email rec@southwindsor.org for a program proposal form to share your ideas with us!

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Trips NEW!

Tubing At Ski Butternut

Join us for a fun-filled tubing adventure at Ski Butternut! Participants will be bussed from the South Windsor Parks and Recreation Department (91 Ayers Road) to Ski Butternut in Massachusetts, and will be able to enjoy 3 hours of outdoor tubing fun! Ski Butternut boasts 8 tubing lanes and a Magic Carpet Lift that ensures you get back to the top of the tubing hill with ease! 100% snowmaking coverage ensures there is snow on the hills even when you may not have it in your backyard. Snacks are available for purchase on site, or feel free to pack a lunch to enjoy! All ages are welcome, but participants must be capable of riding in a tube down the hill on their own; participants may not ride together. Register early! Registration for this trip will close on January 12. Saturday, 2/3. Bus departs from 91 Ayers Road promptly at 8:00 a.m. and will return at approximately 3:00 p.m. #320002A, $75 (All tubing fees, transportation fees, and driver gratuity included)

Happy Anniversary to South Windsor’s Bark Park! Meet us at the South Windsor Dog Park on Chief Ryan Way on November 19, 2017. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of South Windsor’s Dog Park with us from 10:00-12:00. Enjoy Entertainment and giveaways!

WALK SOUTH WINDSOR HIGH SCHOOL HALL OF FAME 6th INDUCTION DINNER SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2018 MANEELEY’S BANQUETS & CATERING 65 RYE STREET, SOUTH WINDSOR, CT 06074 SOCIAL HOUR @ 5PM, BUFFET DINNER @ 6PM, INDUCTION CEREMONY @ 7PM FOR TICKETS CONTACT CHERYL GERBER (860) 690-2574 OR ANNE ALBERT (860) 648-4423

WITH US! S AT U R D AY

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SWPEF: 2017 Walking for Our Schools The South Windsor Public Education Fund is hosting their biennial walkathon to raise funds for grants for our public schools. The event is in honor of Cary Prague and will take place on Saturday, September 30 with staggered starts from 10-2. Go to www.swfoundation.org for our registration brochure. Walkers, runners, bikers will start the 2.5 mile walk at Union School and head to Heritage Day on the north end of Main Street. A hayride will return registrants to their cars or you can walk back.

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Special Events

Saturday, October 14th

Celebrate Fall in South Windsor Jacob’s Jog

Witch Way 5k

A short course jog to jump start your day! Join us for a .85-mile lap before the Witch Way 5k begins. This race is perfect for kids, parents, and avid runners who want to warm up! This race is not timed, but each runner will be donating to a great cause, and receive a gift. Grab your family and join the fun! Registration and start near Rotary Pavilion, 55 Chief Ryan Way.

Leaf peeping & cold beer included. Join us for our revamped annual event! Our Seventh Annual Witch Way 5K Trail Race is for everyone. With registration you will recieve a moisture wicking race shirt, and a post-race beer (21+) This scenic course begins near Rotary Pavilion, 55 Chief Ryan Way, and will challenge runners and walkers alike. The race will be professionally timed and a course map will be available online before the race.

Jacob’s Jog starts at 10:30 a.m. Pre-registration until 10/11, #123000C, $10 Post-registration 10/12-day of, #123000D, $15 (Day of registrations taken until 10:00 a.m.) Parents are responsible for their children and family members. For everyone’s safety, please stay together as a family during both runs. The proceeds from all races will go to support the Monday Night Social Club, a club dedicated to providing social opportunities for young adults with special needs, and “Golf Fore the Kids” – an organization dedicated to helping kids diagnosed with cancer. It promotes research to find a cure for childhood cancer, while providing support to families and kids. The organization was formed in honor of Jacob Osit, a local child who lost his battle.

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A Day Full of Activities

The top two male and top two female finishers in the following age group categories will receive an award. Age Brackets: 13-15, 16-20, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+ Race starts at 11:00 a.m. Registration will be taken until 10:30 a.m. Pre-registration until 10/11, #123000A, $40 Post-registration 10/12- day of, #123000B, $50 Witch Way 5k Training Program Interested in running alongside a coach while training for our Witch Way 5k? Check out our NEW training program on page 45!


Special Events

Fall Fest at Nevers Park Timeline for Saturday, October 14th 10:30 a.m. Jacob’s Jog (Rotary Pavilion) 11:00 a.m. Witch Way 5k (Rotary Pavilion) 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Live Music—Coyote River Band 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Farmers’ Market / Craft Fair (Bottom hill of Pavilion) 10:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Food Truck Festival in Vendor/Craft area (*11am Beer available for purchase) 10:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Children’s Games & Activities: Moon bounces, Harvest Activities, Carnival Games, Trackless Train Rides (Top lawn of Pavilion)

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Trick or Treat at the Craft Fair (Bottom hill of Pavilion) (while supplies last)

6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Haunted Torch Walk (Trails & Community Center Parking Lot) Parking available at South Windsor High School

Food trucks include: Stoked Wood Fired pizza truck, Gypsy Joe Coffee truck, J & G’s Lunchbox, Sylvia’s Hotdogs and MORE!

Interested in having a craft fair booth?

Contact Cheryl Gerber at Cheryl.Gerber@SouthWindsor.org

Banquets ~ Catering ~ Conferences ~ Rentals

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Haunted Torch

Walk October 14th from 6:00-9:00

P.M.

On Saturday, 10/14/17, Nevers Park, where witches live and ghosts and goblins hide, 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. All proceeds will benefit the Connecticut Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run division. The event will take place from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Rain Date: Saturday, 10/21/17). Come if you dare! Park at South Windsor High School for “hay ride” to Haunted Walk. Suggested donation: Adults $5.00.

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.

Skate with Santa!

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! A full-service restaurant is on-site for hot chocolate or pizza. 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. Don’t forget your cameras! Open to South Windsor residents. NEW TIME! Saturday, 12/9, 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Location: SW Arena Thank you to Dzen Roofing and Dzen Realty for sponsoring this FUN event!

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GRINCHMAS! NEW! 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, 12/1, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., FREE Location: Wapping School


Drop off your letters to Santa at Nevers Rd. Park between December 4 and 21!

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

SCHOOL VACATION FUN ANN MASI MEMORIAL SCHOOL VACATION MAGIC SHOW

See the show audiences are calling “Superb!”, “A blast!”, and “Heartwarming fun for the whole family.” Join magician and juggler Scott Jameson February 15, 2018, 10:00am at South Windsor High School for an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat. Umbrellas will be plucked from thin air, a drawing will come to life, basketballs will be spun and juggled, and a member of the audience will unlock telekinetic abilities.

Scott Jameson

February 15, 2018 • 10am

SOUTH WINDSOR HIGH SCHOOL

This event is co-sponsored by Wood Memorial Library and Museum, The South Windsor Parks and Recreation Department, and the South Windsor Women’s Club. Admission is free to all ages. No registration is required. In case of inclement weather, check Wood’s website www. woodmemoriallibrary.org for updates.

NEW!

NEW!

Merry and Bright Holiday Lights Contest!

Get in to the holiday spirit with a friendly, festive, and free competition! All town residents are eligible to enter and winners will be awarded cash prizes! Judging will be done by the Parks and Recreation Department, and $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). To enter, you must pre-register either online or in the Parks and Recreation Department Office at 91 Ayers Road. Registrations must be received by Tuesday, December 12, and judging will take place on Thursday, December 14 from 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. (Please make sure your lights are turned on during this time!)

Father-Daughter Dance

Dress up for a special night of dancing, light snacks, photo booth and more! Bring Dad (or big brother or Grandpa) and enjoy a valentine themed evening. Let's make memories, break out the ties and tiaras! 2/9, 7:00pm-9:00pm Wapping School Gymnasium #123001A, $30/couple

Transportation for the judges proudly provided by Lindsey Limousine, a local transportation service providing customers with superior transportation for every occasion! 12/14, 7:00p.m.-11:00 p.m., #156901

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MAY

20 2018

Trails for Charities Day One Location….Many Fundraisers!

Wapping School.... Here We Come! We are happy to share that the South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department will be moving to Wapping School! We appreciate your patience and understanding as we get settled into our new home. Please see the important information about this move below.

Fall/Winter Registration: When registering in person

Program Location:

September 1st- September 15th

• Parks & Recreation Programs will be operational in Wapping School starting on September 1st

Please register at Parks & Recreation Department office 150 Nevers Road.

NEW! Starting on September 18th All office operations (including Fall/Winter program registration) will be moved to 91 Ayers Road.

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• Meetings rooms for Residents and South Windsor businesses available to reserve starting September 1st


125 YEAR th

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

South Windsor Jaycees present

SEPTEMBER 7-10, 2017 ndation

NEW LOCATION 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!

For a detailed schedule or information please visit www.wappingfair.org


Holiday Magic in South Windsor:

7th Annual Holiday Gingerbread House Festival Free and open to the public! Celebrate a storybook holiday this year and experience one of the largest gingerbread house festivals in New England. The Wood Memorial Library & Museum’s 7th Annual Gingerbread House Festival opens Thanksgiving weekend and runs from Friday, November 24th thru Sunday, December 10th, 2017. Stroll past fairy tale houses and fantasy trains all covered with bright, colorful candy. Gaze upon replicas of historical buildings alongside edible villages, all created by regional artisans and bakers, students and community members, expert and beginner alike. The Wood, located on historic Old Main Street, provides the perfect holiday venue for showcasing the sugary artistic creations among sparkling lights and colorful decor. Musical performances and story time events will also be scattered throughout the festival providing patrons with an uplifting and creative break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Finally, don’t forget to stop by “Ye Olde Gingerbread Shoppe” for the opportunity to take home a bit of the magic with many holiday themed gifts and treats.

If you would like to enter your own gingerbread masterpiece in the show, we welcome all skill levels and there is no entry fee. (See website for details: www.woodmemoriallibrary.org) The Wood Memorial Library & Museum is located at 783 Main Street, South Windsor, CT 06074. Expanded festival hours are Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 8pm; Saturdays and Sundays from 10-5pm. The library is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For more information about the festival or the workshops call 860289-1783, or visit www.woodmemoriallibrary.org.

S AV E T H E D A T E !

47th Annual Imperial Oil and Plumbing Egg Hunt Friday, 3/30/18 SWHS Stadium

Sponsored by Imperial Oil & Plumbing and the South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department. Come enjoy this FREE fun-filled family event on Friday, 3/30, at the S.W.H.S. Stadium. Children will “hunt” for plastic filled 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 for their children with special needs, we have arranged for a hunt at 9:00 a.m., before the crowds arrive. 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: Age 2 - 10:00 a.m. Age 5 & Grade K -10:45 a.m. Age 3 - 10:15 a.m. Grade 1 - 11:00 a.m. Age 4 - 10:30 a.m. Grade 2 - 11:15 a.m. Be sure to bring something to collect your eggs!

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Egg Hunt specific to Special needs participants - 9:00 a.m.


Looking for a place to have a Birthday Party, Graduation Party, Baby or Bridal Shower?

The Nevers Park Rotary Pavilion & The Veteran’s Memorial Park Rotary Pavilion are available for rentals. Host a party without the hassle of cleaning up the house prior to and after the party. Plenty of parking available at both sites!

Need a location for a meeting? Residents/Town Businesses can book a room in Wapping School, home of the South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department. These times includes your set up and breakdown.

The following days & times are available to rent: Monday - Thursday 5:30pm-10:00pm. Rooms 54, 58, 60

The Nevers Park Rotary Pavilion 55 Chief Ryan Way

Available from May 1st to Early October 2018. Available on: Weekdays, 12:00 p.m. to dusk. Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to dusk. Fees Resident Non-resident Private Citizen $300 $500 Non-Profit $100 $150 Business $300 $400 Weeknight $100 $150

The Veteran’s Memorial Park Rotary Pavilion Please look for more rental information in the Spring. Summer 2018 magazine

For more information, call the South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department at 860-648-6355


Director’s Message (cont.)

RECENT NOTABLE HIGHLIGHTS: The tennis/pickle ball courts at Timothy Edwards Middle School and the Rye St. Park basketball court recently received a much needed refurbishing. Crack sealing, resurfacing and re-striping was done by Hinding Tennis of West Haven, CT. Fri., June 16 at 3pm we officially dedicated a brand new addition to My Friend’s Place – “Kevin’s Kourt” at Nevers Park, with a ceremony emceed by WTIC’s own Joe D’Ambrosia. The colorful, intriguing and unconventional completely accessible basketball court championed by Kevin Ollie, UConn men’s basketball coach, appeals to all ages and all abilities. Kevin spoke highly of the South Windsor project and returned on the 26th for an interview with SNY. Our parks crew is proud to have assisted with this project. Parks crew gets recognized for their efforts in building Kevin’s Kourt at the dedication on June 16th, and Kevin Ollie re-visits South Windsor for an interview with SportsNet New York on June 26th. Photos from “Kevin’s Kourt” at Nevers Park wiith Kevin Ollie.

Sat., June 24th from 2-4pm we celebrated the 10th anniversary of My Friend’s Place accessible playground where we unveiled another brand new addition with the Derek Denfeld Memorial Fire Truck play structure! Thanks again to our parks crew, improvements to My Friend’s Place were completed on time for the public celebration. The crew removed and then re-installed a completely refurbished entrance sign, re-painted the worn out sunflower graphic at the sensory garden, refreshed the sand play area, installed a paved pathway for more convenient access from the upper to lower levels, re-routed irrigation for the installation of new play equipment, made assorted repairs and trimmed all the hedges and trees. The new Rotary Pavilion at Veterans Memorial Park was 95% complete at the time of this photo on 8-16-17. This tremendous new addition to the park will host a handful of internal functions this Fall and will be up and running and available for rentals Spring of 2018. Complete booking details will be posted soon. This project was a joint partnership between your parks & recreation department and the South Windsor Rotary Club. Our sincere thanks go out to these generous local Rotarians, and especially to Mr. Andre Charbonneau for managing the project.

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The new Rotary Pavilion at Veterans Memorial Park.


Make a difference: Volunteer with us! Do you want to help out at a South Windsor Parks and Recreation Event? We have fun opportunities for residents to help at different sites or events in the following year including: • Witch Way 5K (10/15) • Fall Fest (10/15) • Haunted Torch Walk (10/15) • Character Ice Cream Social (February) • Skate With Santa (December) • Park Clean Up • And more! Please contact the Parks and Recreation office at rec@southwindsor.org to reserve a spot! Those needing community service hours are welcome also!

Marilyn Dzen, CRB Broker/Owner of Dzen Realty, Inc. Phone: (860) 644-8988 Email: mdzen@dzen.com Web: www.dzen.com/Marilyn With over 30 years of real estate experience in South Windsor, Marilyn knows just what will make your home sell!

July 31, 2016

Public Skating Coupon Valid Through Jan 30th, 2018

Good for $1.00 off the cost of admission at the South Windsor Arena See Website for times & Rates

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MAP KEY

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

PRIVATE GOLF COURSES

A. Ellsworth, BOE

i. Topstone

B. Eli Terry Elementary

ii. Willowbrook

C. Wapping D. South Windsor High School

DOG PARK

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

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PARKS


PA R K S & R E C R E AT I O N A R E A S Lawrence Road Park:

Little League Complex:

Linear Park:

Frank Niederwerfer Wildlife Sanctuary (formerly Pudim Property):

Located on Lawrence Road in the northeast corner of town, this 42.84 acre property is a work-in-progress and features passive 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.

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!

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; 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.

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.

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!

Oak Street Neighborhood Park:

4.9 acres located on Oak Street, this neighborhood park features a full-size basketball court which seconds as an ice skating rink in the winter months. There are no provisions for public parking.

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