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TOWN OF SOUTH WINDSOR

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PARKS REC recreation.southwindsor.org

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NEW & UPCOMING • Resident Registration 8/29

• NEW! Fall Tennis Lessons

• Non-Resident Registration 9/5

• NEW! Vacation Day Sports Clinics

• 50th Anniversary Celebration 9/14

• NEW! Sensory Friendly Visits with Santa


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Our Staff Ray Favreau CPRP, Director of Parks & Recreation

Parks Division John Caldwell, Superintendent of Parks Dave Turkington, Parks Manager Alec Arnold, Parks Maintainer II Jake Burnham, Park Maintainer II Mike Driscoll, Parks Maintainer II Mike Hanrahan, Parks Maintainer II Rob Hunt, Parks Maintainer II Tom Keuhlewind, Parks Maintainer II Steve Linton, Parks Maintainer II Rich Olmstead, Parks Maintainer III Michael Samsel, Parks Maintainer II Brian Sullivan, Parks Maintainer II

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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 For current employment opportunities and an application, please visit www.recreation.southwindsor.org

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, appro-

priate 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.

Recreation Division

Weather Cancellation Policy

Keri Montague, Assistant Director

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

Lauren Bent, Recreation Supervisor Cheryl Gerber, Recreation Supervisor Shelby Kosa, Recreation Supervisor Kerry Macchi, Administrative Secretary Sarah Robinson, Recreation Supervisor Stephanie Tostarelli-Parker, Administrative Operations Manager 2

the public schools have a delayed opening, morning preschool classes that start before

12:00 p.m. will be cancelled, but afternoon preschool classes, that start after 12:00 p.m., will be conducted as long as weather conditions improve. Always call the Cancellation

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

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

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


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

• Special Needs ................................... 26

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

• Adult Programs................................... 28

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

• Special Events..................................... 36

• Vacation Day Programs...................... 14

• Biking & Hiking.................................. 50

• Youth & Teen Programs....................... 16

• Rental Facilities................................... 53

• Youth Sports Link................................ 19

• Park Map........................................... 54

• Winter Fun......................................... 24

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

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

• Connecticut Recreation & Parks Association • National Recreation & Parks Association • New England Parks Association • American Camp Association • 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 South Windsor Parks & Recreation. Please contact the individuals listed for information.

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

unteers, 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.

HOW TO REGISTER IN PERSON Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility,

91 Ayers Road, South Windsor, CT 06074

MAIL – Mail in a registration form. Mailed or faxed registrations are processed at end of business day. FAX – 860-648-5048 ONLINE – recreation.southwindsor.org

If you appear impaired or under the influence of drugs or alco-

Telephone registrations will NOT be accepted. Registrations will not be accepted without FULL payment and a completed registration form.

drive you and your child home. We will notify proper authori-

When to Register

Public Safety hol, we will suggest that you allow us to help find someone to ties if deemed appropriate.

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

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

Phone: 860-648-6355

Hotline: 860-648-6349

Email us:

Fax: 860-648-5048 rec@southwindsor-ct.gov

Facebook: Facebook.com/swprd

At the office: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility

91 Ayers Road, South Windsor 06074

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

Holiday Closings: Monday, September 2;

Monday, October 14; Monday, November 11;

Thursday, November 28; Friday, November 29;

Wednesday, December 25; Wednesday, January 1; Monday, January 20; Wednesday, February 12; Monday, February 17; Friday, April 10.

On the Web: recreation.southwindsor.org

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INDICATES RESIDENTS ONLY

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. 4

South Windsor residents may register on Thursday, August 29 for all programs. Non-resident registration begins Thursday, September 5. Registration starts at 8:00am

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.

How to Pay The Parks & Recreation Department accepts cash, checks, or credit cards. (American Express is not accepted). Please make checks payable to the Town of South Windsor, checks must have driver’s license number and expiration date written on them. Memberships, rentals and program registrations will not be accepted without FULL payment.

Fee Assistance The South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department’s programs, classes, and special events are available to all residents regardless of economic status. The Parks and Recreation Department determines all fee assistance for qualified residents. A confidential application is available at the front desk, located in the Main office at 91 Ayers Road in South Windsor. Fee assistance is made possible through the Recreation Scholarship Fund.

Refund Policy

Many programs are very popular and fill quickly, so quickly that we often have waiting lists. The sooner we know of your intentions to cancel out of a program, the sooner we can accommodate others. Requests for refunds will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Generally, full refunds are granted for legitimate medical reasons, or if our department cancels a program. Otherwise, refunds are pro-rated 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.

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. For further assistance signing into your account, contact the office Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at (860) 648-6355.


Register Online! RecDesk is a 100% web based solution for Recreation Departments, Schools, Churches, Civic and Non-Profit Organizations that helps manage facilities, programs, memberships, leagues, and registrations. RecDesk is a new, intuitive program that will allow customers an easier and more efficient way to manage their family’s registrations, memberships and reservations. The Family Portal feature will allow customers to track family balances and registrations and will also provide a new calendar view of your family’s activity schedule. Unless otherwise noted, you can register for all of our programs from the convenience of your home computer. Online program registration begins simultaneously to in-house registration. Online registration can be accessed 24 hours a day.

Create your RecDesk account now before registration begins on August 29th!

STEP ONE

• Go to recreation.southwindsor.org and click the “Get Registered” button.

• This will link you to the Parks & Recreation registration page.

STEP TWO • Create an account.

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

STEP THREE

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

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

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

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

A Message from “your” Director of Parks & Recreation 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of our department as a full time permanent agency in South Windsor! How fortunate for all of us that back in 1969 Town leaders recognized the need for healthy, engaging leisure opportunities for its residents. I am extremely proud to have been directly involved with our growth and evolution over the last 33 years of this milestone, and truly blessed to have had amazing staff by my side along the way. “Your” current fulltime parks & recreation professional staff listed on page 2 is by far our most productive, creative and highest performing group ever assembled! We have grown from a sleepy agricultural town of 15,553 residents in 1969 to a thriving suburban community with a population of over 26,000. Our department programs and services have exploded in that same time period from a couple dozen seasonal offerings to well over 400 opportunities (whether that be taking advantage of formal programs and services or enjoying our well-maintained park system) providing residents with active living and healthy lifestyles year-round. This all being said, we are super excited to invite you to celebrate this momentous occasion with us on Saturday, September 14th (rain date 9/15) as we present to you a spectacular 50th anniversary extravaganza featuring FREE admission, food trucks, a family-style park system scavenger hunt, games and contests, performance by the Coyote River Band, and a few “special” surprises including a grand finale 3-D fireworks display! Check out the details on page 46, mark your calendars and keep your eyes on our web site and Facebook for more exciting details – you won’t want to miss this! Come on folks, join us as we end one era and begin a new age in blissful style! A proposed bill to increase the minimum wage by nearly 50% to $15/hour from the current $10.10/hour over the next four years was passed by the General Assembly on May 17, and signed into law by the Governor on May 28. The approved phase-in looks like this: (1) October 1, 2019: $11.00, (2) September 1, 2020: $12.00, (3) August 1, 2021: $13.00, (4) July 1, 2022: $14.00, (5) June 1, 2023: $15.00, then establish COLA indexing thereafter beginning 6

October 15, 2023. Every October 15th the Commissioner of Labor is to announce an increased minimum wage effective January of 2024 and every subsequent January. This anticipated state mandate will have a dramatic impact on municipal budgets, and South Windsor is not exempt. My fears have been substantiated. This nearly 50% increase will have detrimental effect on our payroll budget necessary to deliver our programs and services. The vast majority of our 200+ employees are seasonal between the age of 15 and 23, students seeking supplemental funds in their quest for an education that will advance them from a “learning “minimum wage to an eventual higher–paying “living” wage elsewhere. The impact is not just at the entry level however. The wage compression created has a tremendous “domino” effect on proportionate wage increases necessary for veteran and supervisory seasonal employees. We will be looking at an estimated additional $400,000+ in labor cost alone to meet the $15 threshold. Undoubtedly we will be paying more for products and services from our vendors who will raise their prices to cover their increased operating cost.

So, how do we recover this additional cost?

How will this affect your expectations of parks & recreation? What does this mean to you, our loyal customers and patrons? Some impacts you can expect to see include: • Unusually substantial incremental increases in user fees for programs and services over the next three to four years challenging our ability to remain affordable • Reduction in services to our residents, like closing one half hour earlier each day of the week at VMP • Less funding available for financial assistance to accommodate families in need • Decrease in our capacity to employ seasonal help • Fewer dollars to maintain our parks and facilities, and … • Do we reach a point where we need to return to a partially tax-subsidized recreation division which is currently self-sustaining?


Some of these responses and actions you will already see as you peruse this magazine. These are steps we truly do not want to take, but we do not have a choice. Although we must comply with this new state mandate, we have the moral and professional obligation to provide a level of service that delivers a quality of life that you have all come to enjoy and expect. We WILL do our best to achieve that!

Farewell porta-potties!

Through another amazing cost-sharing partnership with the South Windsor Rotary Club we are in the final stages of completing the construction of a permanent family-friendly restroom facility. To better service all park users/visitors, the busy athletic fields and the newly acquired sledding hill across the street the facility will be open year-round, seven days a week from 5am to 10pm. Each of the three restrooms is handicap accessible and will have a stainless steel toilet and hand-washing sink, diaper changing station, electric hand dryer and heat. The covered access area in the middle will also host a stainless steel water fountain that is handicap accessible with a water bottle filler feature. A beautifully designed and constructed landscape patio on the north side of the building with a couple picnic tables and umbrellas will complete the new convenience station thanks to the in-house talent and skill of our very own parks crew! At the time of this writing we were a mere punch list away from completion, so we anticipate this new park amenity will be open for use by mid-August.

Progress on family-friendly restroom facility.

The long overdue renovations.

The long overdue renovation of the outdoor basketball court at Wapping should be complete by the time this magazine reaches your mailbox! The sub-surface base was determined to be in excellent condition so the minimal asphalt cracks were repaired, surface re-coated with two applications, old goals removed and replaced with brand new. The only outstanding item was re-striping the court lines. We are investigating the possibility of lighting the court by utilizing the adjacent tennis court lighting infrastructure. Stay tuned!

Renovation at Wapping

The one major remaining improvement to the Wapping facility, the renovation of the cafeteria is approaching the final stages of completion – finally! You will hardly recognize it once finished. New walls, new ceiling, new LED lighting, new floor, new electrical, new energy efficient air conditioning where none existed before, new window shades, new house P/A, new multi-media electronics, and new furniture will undoubtedly bring new life to the much needed space! Watch for more exciting details coming soon!

Welcome Dave!

I am proud to welcome Dave Turkington to our management team! Dave was recently promoted to Parks Manager after spending 14 productive years with our parks maintenance crew. Dave brings a wealth of parks and grounds experience, mechanical ability and “MacGyver-esque” savvy to the table. With a caring personality he is committed to public service and combined with a strong work ethic and innovative ideas he is sure to be a major contributor to our continued growth and success!

Whether you plan to enjoy some of our traditional repeat activities or wish to try one of the twenty plus new offerings you’ll find in the pages that follow, remember - to feel great, recreate with “your” South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department! Dave Turkington 7


PRESCHOOL Welcome To Preschool!

Preschool Program

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NEW THIS YEAR! We are excited to announce that we are opening a FOURTH preschool classroom this year! With this additional dedicated preschool space, we are able to offer more class options for you

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and your little one!

Preschool Open House Join us Thursday, September 5, 2019

from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in rooms 54, 55, 56 and 57.

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Come and meet the preschool teachers, check out our classrooms, and find out more about specific classes!

Preschool Registration

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

schedule􀀁allows.

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Recreation Facility, 91 Ayers Road.

Sessions C & D Registration: • Registration for these sessions begins on Friday 1/10/20 at 8:00 a.m. for residents on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration can be done online or at Wapping Parks and Recreation Facility, 91 Ayers Road. Please note, mailed-in and faxed-in registrations will be processed after initial registration on 1/10/20.

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

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

through June are listed in this brochure.

• Non-resident registrations will begin on 1/17/20 at 8:00 a.m

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

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

ATTENTION PARENTS: There will be two registrations for the Preschool Program – one for Sessions A & B and one for Sessions C & D. Please note that all classes for the Preschool Program from September Sessions A & B Registration: • Registration for these sessions begins on August 29 at 8:00 a.m. for residents on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration can be done online or at the Wapping Parks and Recreation Facility, 91 Ayers Road. Please note, mailed-in and faxed-in registrations will be processed after initial registration on August 29. • Non-resident registrations will begin on September 5 at 8:00 a.m online or at the Wapping Parks and

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

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Help􀀁us􀀁keep􀀁your􀀁child􀀁safe!􀀁􀀁All􀀁parents/guardians􀀁of􀀁 preschool􀀁participants􀀁will􀀁be􀀁required􀀁to􀀁fill􀀁out􀀁an􀀁 Emergency􀀁Contact􀀁Information􀀁Form􀀁before􀀁the􀀁start􀀁of􀀁 Preschool.􀀁Forms􀀁are􀀁valid􀀁for􀀁all􀀁2019/2020 sessions.

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All􀀁2019/2020 Sessions􀀁are􀀁unique!􀀁 Classes􀀁in􀀁each􀀁session􀀁will􀀁have􀀁all􀀁new􀀁activities. Please note, all classes listed in the brochure are offered in each session. Prices listed are per child, per session. 􀀁


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

Almost On My Own

(All Ages Welcome)

Is your child almost ready to be in an independent class, but needs a little more time with Mom, Dad or a special friend? In this class

your child will learn to feel at home in the “big kid” classroom. They will enjoy art, songs, stories and time with friends. Mondays, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., $75 Location: Room 57, Instructor: Mrs. Rounce NEW TIME Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., $75 Location: Room 55, Instructor: Mrs. Sivo

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

and children will enjoy this gentle approach to different activities,

including balls, bean bags, coloring, etc. You are invited to enjoy our climb-ons, toys, snack, and coffee/tea for the adults, too! NEW TIME Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.- 10:45 a.m., $79 Location: Room 54, Instructor: Mrs. Aparo

Independent Programming 2-3 YEAR OLDS

(Must be 2 before the start of the session)

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., $83 Location: Room 57, Instructor: Mrs. Rounce

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

TOTally Kids (Ages 2-3)

at their own pace. We will also have a short story time each week.

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

Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., $79 Location: Room 57, Instructor: Mrs. Crusha

Mondays, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., $83 Location: Room 54, Instructors: Mrs. Aparo & Mrs. Crusha

Snack will be provided.

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

socializing. Our time together will include a brief story, circle time, and lots of sensory and free play! Snack provided

stories, and have fun with organized play! Snack and drink included!

The Fun Never Ends

(Ages 2-3)

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

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

Fridays, 9:30 a.m -10:45 a.m, $79 Location: Room 54, Instructor: Mrs. Tetreault 9


PRESCHOOL

NEW

Romp & Roll

(Ages 2-3)

Get your little one moving, socializing and exploring! With lots of

Curious Cubs

(Ages 2-3)

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

opportunity for free play, your child will work on developing social

sing, read stories, make new friends and create works of art.

snack and a circle time that is fun, imaginative and engaging! Snack

Location: Room 55, Instructors: Mrs. Sivo

skills and building independence! The class will come together for a

NEW TIME

Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $83

will be provided.

Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., $83 Location: Room 56, Instructor: Mrs. Tetreault

Two And Three Come Learn With Me (Ages 2-3) Learning can be lots of fun. Your child will make new friends while singing songs, listening to stories and making a color art project every week.

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

Preschool Pals

(Ages 2-3)

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

Share A Story

(Ages 2-3)

Each week we will read stories to open our imaginations. We will play games, do art projects, sing songs, and have free play time. Snack will be provided.

Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m., $83 Location: Room 56, Instructors: Mrs. Hathorn & Mrs. Tetreault

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NEW

Adventures In Art (Ages 2-3)

Come and see just how many wonderful ways there are to make masterpieces. We will use new materials and techniques to make our art each

week. We will read stories, do fun activities, and have free play too! Snack will be provided.

Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m., $83 Location: Room 56, Instructor: Mrs. Hathorn

Here We Grow Again (Ages 2-3) Let’s grow together! Children will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of activities in this class that mainly focuses on free play. We will

come together as a class for a brief circle time and snack. Snack is provided. Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m., $83 Location: Room 54, Instructor: Mrs. Tetreault

NEW

Miles of Smiles

(Ages 2-3)

Preschool is so much fun! Each week we will read stories, sing songs, make art projects, and play with friends! Snack will be provided. Fridays, 9:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m., $83 Location: Room 56, Instructor: Mrs. Hathorn


PRESCHOOL 2-4 YEAR OLDS

(Must be 2 before the start of the session) NEW

Ready, Set, Play!

(Ages 2-4)

3-5 YEAR OLDS

(Must be 3 before or during the session) NEW

"Imagination Station" (Ages 3-5)

Kids learn best through play! This play-based class will give your

Art, music, and stories will get our imaginations working. During our

Options for play include: hands-on sensory activities, dramatic

activities, sensory activities, and free play. Please bring a nut free lunch.

child the freedom to explore and learn based on their interests!

play, free art, building, puzzles, outdoor fun and more! Snack will

three hours together, children will also participate in gross and fine motor

be provided.

Mondays, 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., $114 Location: Room 56, Instructor: Mrs. Hathorn

Tuesdays, 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., $83 Location: Room 56, Instructor: Mrs. Tetreault

ABCs and 123s

Explore, Play, Learn!

(Ages 2-4)

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

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

Wednesdays, 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m., $83 Location: Room 56, Instructors: Mrs. Hathorn & Mrs. Tetreault

Little Bobcats

(Ages 2-4)

(Ages 3-5)

In this class we will introduce simple letter and math activities for pre-

school children with a focus on FUN, play-based learning. We will also read stories, sing songs, and make dazzling works of art. Please bring a nut free lunch.

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

Two Times The Fun

(Ages 3-5)

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

This class is all about getting your little one moving! Each week

will enjoy independent and structured activities in this class that meets

and gross motor development. We will wind class down with a

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $228

your child will try a new sport/activity – encouraging both fine

on Tuesday AND Thursday! Please bring a nut free lunch.

snack, brief story, and circle time! Snack is provided.

Location: Room 57, Instructors: Mrs. Rounce

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

Kangaroo Kids (Ages 3-5) Don’t miss a moment of action with toys, fun, movement and games.

NEW

Messy Play

(Ages 2-4)

Shaving cream, play dough and finger paint are just a few of the things we will be getting our hands into during this class. Each

week we will dive into a new mess, have circle time with a story, sing songs, and of course have time for free play. Snack will be provided. Fridays, 11:15 a.m.- 12:45 p.m., $83 Location: Room 56, Instructor: Mrs. Hathorn

Razzle Dazzle

(Ages 2-4)

What a fun way to end the week! This class will encourage your children to explore their many senses through various forms of

sensory play, free play, creative art and outdoor play. Snack will be provided.

Fridays, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $83 Location: Room 54, Instructor: Mrs. Tetreault

You will wonder, where did the time go?! Snack will be provided. Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., $83 Location: Room 54, Instructor: Mrs. Aparo

Little Leapers

(Ages 3-5)

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

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.

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

Wonderful Wednesdays

(Ages 3-5)

Let’s start the morning with some fun playing with new and old friends. We will enjoy circle time, singing, stories and make a whimsical craft. Snack will be provided.

Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., $83 Location: Room 57, Instructor: Mrs. Crusha 11


PRESCHOOL PRESCHOOL NEW

Fun Bunch Fridays (Ages 3-5)

Come on in and join the fun, it’s a great time for everyone! Playing,

painting, reading stories too, and don’t forget to bring a lunch with you. Learning through play is what we do and going outside is part of the fun too. Please bring a nut free lunch.

Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $114 Location: Room 55, Instructors: Mrs. Sivo

4-6 YEAR OLDS

(Must be 4 by 12/31/19)

Four Day Hooray (Ages 4-6) Join us FOUR days a week for lots of 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.

Monday-Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Location: Room 59, Instructor: Mrs. Abernethy

NEW

Super Science (Ages 3-5)

Your little scientist will have opportunities to experiment, mix,

and build with all kinds of materials. We will focus on nonfiction books to satisfy curious minds. Of course we will have time for group activities and free play too! Snack will be provided. Thursdays, 11:15 a.m.- 12:45 p.m., $83 Location: Room 56, Instructor: Mrs. Hathorn

Busy Bodies (Ages 3-5)

Class B: 1/30-6/11, NC: 2/13, 2/17, 3/10, 4/1-4/9 (this week will be used for make-up days due to weather cancellations), 4/13-4/16, 5/25 - $1,360

NEW

Tiny Food Explorers (Ages 3-5)

Bring your Tiny Food Explorer to learn all about new foods in this four week series! Learn how to introduce new foods in a fun and

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

exciting way, from a Registered Dietitian. Each week will focus on a

crafts that will keep us busy all morning long. We will also enjoy

together. Get ready to get messy and play with some food. All recipes

join us as we have fun reading stories, singing songs and creating

new concept around food and picky eating, and making a tasty snack

lunch together. Please bring a nut free lunch.

will be nut free, but may contain dairy.

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

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Class A: 9/9-1/21, NC: 9/30, 10/9, 10/14, 11/5, 11/27, 11/28, 12/23-26, 12/30, 12/31, 1/1, 1/20 - $1,360

Please note: children must be accompanied by an adult for this class. Thursdays, 10/31 – 11/21 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., $35 Location: Wapping, Instructor: Katie Shepard


PRESCHOOL

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

Session

Session

Session

Session

September – November

November – January

January – March

April – June

MON. 11/18-1/27 (NC 12/23, 12/30, 1/20) TUES. 11/12-1/14 (NC 12/24, 12/31) WED. 11/13-1/22 (NC 11/27, 12/25, 1/1) THURS. 11/14-1/16 (NC 11/28, 12/26) FRI. 11/15-1/17 (NC 11/29, 12/27)

MON. 2/3-3/30 (NC 2/17) TUES. 2/4-3/31 (NC 3/10) WED. 2/5-3/25 THURS. 1/30-3/26 (NC 2/13) FRI. 1/31-3/27 (NC 2/14)

MON. 4/20-6/15 (NC 5/25) TUES. 4/21-6/9 WED. 4/22-6/10 THURS. 4/23-6/11 FRI. 4/24-6/12

A

B

MON. 9/9-11/11 (NC 9/30, 10/14) TUES. 9/10-10/29 WED. 9/11-11/6 (NC 10/9) THURS. 9/12-10/31 FRI. 9/13-11/1

Room

54 Room

55 Room

56 Room

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MONDAYS

TUESDAYS

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 2-3 years TOTally Kids ----11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 2-3 years The Fun Never Ends

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 3-5 years ABCs & 123s

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 3-5 years NEW

“Imagination Station”

9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 2-3 years Giggles and Wiggles ----11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Parent/Child Almost On My Own

C

WEDNESDAYS

D

THURSDAYS

FRIDAYS

9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Parent/Child Stepping Stones ----11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 3-5 years Kangaroo Kids

9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 2-3 years Here We Grow Again ----11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 2-4 years Little Bobcats

9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Parent/Child All Aboard ----11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 2-4 years Razzle Dazzle

9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 2-3 years 2 & 3 Come Learn With Me ----11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 2-3 years Preschool Pals

9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Parent/Child Almost On My Own ----11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 2-4 years Curious Cubs

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 3-5 years Little Leapers

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 3-5 years NEW

Fun Bunch Fridays

9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 2-3 years NEW Romp & Roll ----11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 2-4 years NEW Ready, Set, Play!

9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 2-3 years Share A Story ----11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 2-4 years Explore, Play, Learn!

9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 2-3 years NEW Adventures In Art ----11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 3-5 years NEW Super Science

9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 2-3 years NEW Miles of Smiles ----11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 2-4 years NEW Messy Play

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 3-5 years Two Times The Fun

9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Parent/Child Come & Play ----11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 3-5 years Wonderful Wednesdays

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 3-5 years Two Times The Fun

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 3-5 years Busy Bodies

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VACATION DAY PROGRAMS NEW

Chris Corkum’s Baseball Clinic

(Grades 4-7) This clinic will provide the opportunity for players of all levels to practice and gain in-depth knowledge of various baseball skills including hitting, fielding, pitching, base running and much more. Each player will receive various drills to help them improve their skills all the while being in a

fun baseball environment that the simple love of the game is stressed in a way that only Chris Corkum can create and foster.

10/9, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m., $40 Location: Ayers Rd Complex, Director: Chris Corkum

NEW

Futsal and Street Soccer Clinic

No School? No Problem!

(Grades 4-7)

Join us for a full day of FUN!

This clinic’s aim is to increase player’s personal skills to the next level.

Grades K-5

Using Futsal (Futbol de Salao – Soccer in a Room) as a platform for

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7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., $60/day Wapping Parks and Recreation Facility

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

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high speed, high volume ball touches and maneuvering in tight spaces. A typical Futsal game allows the player to touch the ball up to 600% more than traditional soccer thereby increasing the player’s decision-making

DAY DATE

skills and comfort with the ball. A Futsal ball is smaller and heavi-

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

increase confidence that seamlessly transforms to a soccer game. This

September 30 October 9 October 14 November 5 December 23 December 26 December 27 December 30 January 20 February 13 February 14 February 17 March 10 April 13 April 14 April 15 April 16 April 17 June 12* June 15*

* OR 181st & 182nd School Days – For Eli Terry and Philip R. Smith students only.

er, which allows the player to easily command the ball and in return

process produces skillful players. Participants should wear active clothing, sneakers, shin guards, and bring a water bottle. 11/5, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m., $40 Location: Timothy Edwards Middle School Gym, Director: Futsal & Street Soccer Skills Academy

NEW

Volleyball Clinic

(Grades 6-8)

25 year SWHS Veteran Volleyball Coach, Tina Holt, and long time

volleyball referee, Heather Kursman, will bring their extensive volleyball experience to this clinic. Participants enjoy quality time with their peers while developing basic skills and proper techniques, movements, and postures through instruction, drills, and play.

2/13, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m., $40 Location: Timothy Edwards Middle School Gym, Directors: Heather Kursman and Tina Holt

See page 15 for information about the Ann Masi Memorial School Vacation Magic Show on February 13.


VACATION DAY PROGRAMS

EGG HUNT

49th Annual South Windsor Parks & Recreation

Sponsored by Imperial Oil & Plumbing

FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2020

SWHS STADIUM

Come enjoy this FREE fun-filled family event! Collect filled plastic eggs, meet the spring bunny and enjoy a snack. Snacks sold to benefit South Windsor Teen Center. BE SURE TO BRING SOMETHING TO COLLECT YOUR EGGS IN!

IMPERIAL

Then, step inside the High School for the S.W. Community Women’s Club’s “Kids’ Fair” from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Kid’s Fair includes games, prizes and fun for the entire family!

648 Sullivan Avenue P.O. Box 875 South Windsor, CT 06074

860.291.0115

www.imperialoilco.com info@imperialoilco.com

HOD: 0000146 | P-1: 204307 | S-3: 309001

The Kid’s Fair is open early, at 9:00 to children with differing abilities.

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SENSORY FRIENDLY EGG HUNT 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

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AGE 2 10:00 a.m.

AGE 3 10:15 a.m.

AGE 4 10:30 a.m.

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

GRADE 1 11:00 a.m.

GRADE 2 11:15 a.m.

SCHOOL VACATION

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FUN

ANN MASI MEMORIAL FEBRUARY SCHOOL VACATION FUN

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2020 10:00 AM • SOUTH WINDSOR HIGH SCHOOL

FREE! Fun for the whole family! Steve Johnson's Magic Variety Show A meet & greet follows the performance. This Event Is Co-Sponsored By The Wood Memorial Library, South Windsor Recreation Department and The South Windsor Community Women’s Club. *If there is Inclement weather that day, please check woodmemoriallibrary.org for a weather update to see if this event has been cancelled or rescheduled.

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

NEW

R

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

Fall Tennis Lessons

All tennis lessons are at the Wapping Tennis Courts on Ayers Road, and are taught by long time instructor Todd Custer. Each student is responsible for providing their own racquet. The participant should attend all session days they are signed up for. Make-ups will be

scheduled for inclement weather cancellations. Please check the cancellation hotline (860)648-6349.

Youth Pee Wee: Ages 5-7 · No previous experience required. Parents must remain on site. Saturdays, 9/14-10/19, 8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m., $80

Youth Beginner: Ages 7-12 · No previous experience required.

Saturdays, 9/14-10/19, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m., $80 Sundays, 9/15-10/20, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., $80

Youth High Performance: Ages 13-19 · Must have command of volley, be able to sustain rally, and know positioning. Saturdays, 9/14-10/19, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m., $120 Sundays, 9/15-10/20, 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m., $120

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

defense. 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.

For more information, please visit the IKA website www.kokondo.org Sundays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., $30/month September – March N/C 9/1, 12/1, 12/29 Location: Gym, Instructor: Master Paul Ward 5th Degree Black Belt

Badminton

(Ages 6+)

Jump! Smash! Clear! Drop! Net! The newly offered badminton program is calling participants of all skill levels to learn/refine the fundamentals of the world’s fastest growing racket sport. The program will expose athletes to the proper ways of holding the racquet; shadowing technique for proper footwork; how to serve, clear and smash; and singles and doubles strategies.

Sundays, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., $150 Session 1: 9/9-10/21 (N/C 10/14) Session 2: 11/4-12/9 Session 3: 12/23-2/3 (N/C 1/20) Session 4: 2/24-3/30 Location: Ellsworth Gym, Instructors: Vijay Srinivasachari and other assisting staff

Adult and Youth Badminton Open Gym Enjoy playing badminton with your family and others. Whether you are new to the sport or a seasoned player, all are welcome. All youth should be supervised by an adult at all times. Please bring your own racket and birdie. We have very limited supplies of rackets. Birdies will not be provided for any of the open gym play.

$20/person per month includes access to all scheduled open gyms or $3/person per drop in.Pre-registration is required. September-March Fridays 7:00 pm-10:00 pm Sundays 4:15 pm - 7:00 pm

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Location: Ellsworth Gym


recreation.southwindsor.org Golf At Willow Brook (Grades 6-8)

Fitness Club

This weekly program is perfect for golfers of all levels! Located at Willow

This indoor program is aimed at helping middle school students

and will have the opportunity to play in a variety of golfing formats. TE

training knowledge. Students will be encouraged to create realistic fitness

Brook Golf Course in South Windsor, students will be teamed in groups Students will be bussed (Bus # TBD) to Willow Brook and will need to provide their own rides home at 5:00 p.m. All other students will need

to provide their own transportation to and from Willow Brook. Students will need to provide their own golfing equipment. Clubs can be dropped

off to Willow Brook any time from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. outside near the Pro Shop (indoor storage not available).

(Grades 6-8, TE Students Only)

enhance their physical fitness and expand upon exercise and strength

goals and then work with the instructor to create an individual workout. Mondays & Thursdays, 9/16-10/31, NC 9/30, 10/14, 2:45 p.m.-4:05 p.m., $70 Location: TEMS Weight Room/Fitness Center, Instructor: Val Gasparino, TEMS Health & PE Teacher

Co-Ed Cougar Recreation Volleyball

Wednesdays, 9/11-10/30 (Rain Date 11/6 if needed) NC 10/9, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., $219 Location: Willow Brook Golf Course, Instructor: Fred Gerber

(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 vol-

Boys and Girls Youth Wrestling

(Grades 1-8)

This great sport will help build character for both the athlete and the

student while opening more doors for your child over time. Across the country opportunities for girls to wrestle has increased dramatically.

In CT our own coaches and leaders are taking steps to create separate

leyball 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. 1/2 - 2/27, NC 2/13, $40 Location: Timothy Edwards Gym, Instructor: Heather Kursman

brackets for girls at competitions and host special girls only practices. Everyone is welcome to come and try out the sport. Our focus is on teaching the basics of the sport through fun and discipline. We

emphasize improvement over winning, but we like winning too, who doesn't? We push for competition as a way to test where the athlete

has grown and what areas to continue to work on. These tournaments are a great asset for self motivating your child to become a better

athlete. Ultimately, the goal is to continue to grow our wrestlers to

promote a stronger SW wrestling community from our youth program through our high school program. Can't want to see you on the mat!

WANT TO TRY IT OUT FIRST? Open Mats Mondays and Wednesdays, 9/2-11/6, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., no cost Location: South Windsor High School Rubber Room Instructor: Mike Cunningham (you may contact the instructor at 860-830-7497 or amadeus159@gmail.com)

Program Regular Season Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 11/18 - 3/30, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. $150 includes uniform, four tournament entries, USA Wrestling Card (insurance and participation) Locations: South Windsor High School Rubber Room Instructor: Mike Cunningham (you may contact the instructor at 860-830-7497 or amadeus159@gmail.com)

Kids Night Out (Grades K-5) Hey kids, want to have a fun night out with your friends?! Join us

for Kids Night Out! All activities are kids’ choice: whatever you say

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

Friday, 3/6, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., $25 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility, Instructors: 4th “R” staff

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YOUTH& &TEEN TEEN YOUTH NEW

NEW EXTENDED SESSIONS

Food Explorers: Baking Edition

(Grades 3 - 6)

Food Explorers: Workshops

(Ages 8 - 12)

Join Food Explorers for a winter day camp! You’ll make three recipes: a

Learn how to make your baked goods delicious and healthy!

morning snack, lunch and an afternoon snack. Warm up with some cozy

nutritious Ingredient swaps while we make muffins, cookies, quick

game of Nutrition Jeopardy, taste tests, and other fun activities! All recipes

Sheperd, Is a Registered Dietitian who created her program Food

Saturday, Januar y 11th

We'll explore new techniques, and learn how to make healthy and

winter recipes with a healthy twist, and test your food knowledge with a

breads, granola bars and savory biscuits. The instructor, Katie

will be nut free, but may contain dairy.

Explorers as a way to Introduce children to healthy eating with a hands-on approach!

Fridays, 9/27 – 10/25 5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., $75 Location: Wapping Kitchen, Instructor: Katie Sheperd

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., $65 Weather makeup date - 1/18 Location: Wapping Kitchen, Instructor: Katie Sheperd

Saturday, Februar y 8th

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., $65 Weather makeup date - 2/15 Location: Wapping Kitchen, Instructor: Katie Sheperd

Saturday, March 7th

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., $65 Weather makeup date - 3/14 Location: Wapping Kitchen, Instructor: Katie Sheperd

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South Windsor Parks & Recreation hosts many

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Special Events throughout the year. These fun and

options. Sponsoring Sports Programs is a great way

exciting events are attended by thousands of SW

to promote your company while helping support our

residents. By sponsoring an event you can be a part

mission to provide quality recreation programs and

of our next Kite Night, Porter's Hill Pumpkin Roll

exceptional experiences.

or our next innovative event!

A new feature at the Wapping Parks & Recreation

Our beautiful Nevers Park is visited by joggers, walkers,

Facility is the unique opportunity for South Windsor

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

organizations, companies and other groups to

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

rent a billboard in our halls. We host hundreds of

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

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Interested? Email today... Contact: rec@southwindsor-ct.gov to receive your sponsorship catalogue


YOUTH & TEEN

Youth Sports Link

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

Youth Hockey

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

www.swhockey.com

Boys Lacrosse

www.SouthWindsorPanthersFootball.com Football Contact: Samantha Petgrave 860-816-6074

www.SWBoysLax.org Contact: Joseph Canales 508-944-7058

Girls Lacrosse www.SWGirlsLax.org

Little League Baseball & Softball www.SouthWindsorLittleLeague.org Contact: Kathy McManus 860-648-0158 / kcmcmanus@cox.net

Panther Football & Cheerleading

South Windsor Soccer Club (SWSC) www.SouthWindsorSoccer.org Programs for children 3 & up. Little kickers, rec. & travel teams. registrar@southwindsorsoccer.org

South Windsor Girls Travel Basketball

Info (Shed) – 860-644-7999

www.swgirlsbb.com swgtbb@gmail.com

Miracle League Baseball

South Windsor Boys Travel Basketball

www.SouthWindsorLittleLeague.org attention: Steven Callahan

Contact: Craig Zimmerman craig_zimmerman@msn.com/860-670-5224

Thank you to our 2018-2019 Jim Snow Youth Basketball Sponsors: South Windsor Lions Club Andrews Oil & Gas Services Kingswood Oxford School Newberry Insurance Topstone Restaurant Grillo Dental Dzen Realty Dzen Commercial Roofing Aqua Pool & Patio Lynch Toyota New England Silica Inc.

Post Road Stages Dick's Sporting Goods Splash Pool Supply Shea & Co. Real Estate South Windsor Community Women's Club Precision Mortgage Puida Builders

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YOUTH YOUTH&&TEEN TEEN Recreational Jim Snow Youth Basketball League (Grades K-12) Proudly named for former long-time Recreation Director, Jim Snow, This fun, recreational league emphasizes the importance of a team,

while developing skills. We offer a progression of divisions beginning with kindergartners in our Mighty Mites hoop division all the way

through senior year of high school. Since the goal of this league is to

provide fun, recreational play for youth , we require participants to play within their designated grade level divison.

Mighty Mites Hoop (Grades K & 1) Introduce your child to basketball with this instructional, co-ed program

that teaches the fundamentals of basketball to young players using a variety of fun drills and activities designed to improve skills!

Saturdays, 1/4- 3/7, $70 Locations: ET & PRS, Instructors: SWPRD Staff Program will be extended if weather causes cancellations Registration deadline is Friday, 12/20 9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m., Eli Terry Gym 10:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m., Eli Terry Gym 11:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m., Eli Terry Gym 9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m., Phillip R Smith Gym 10:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m., Phillip R Smith Gym 11:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m., Phillip R Smith Gym

More Mighty Mites

(Grades 2 & 3)

Girls & Boys Leagues Full court basketball games are introduced in this modified instructional format! Staff will provide a combination of instructional drills and

controlled scrimmages. “Game” times will be hourly from 9:00am –

2:00pm and will rotate for each team weekly. All teams will be provided with a schedule prior to the program starting. This non-competitive

program is highly recommended for those third graders who are not quite ready for Beginner Division League play. Catch you on the court! Saturdays, 1/4-3/7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $70 Location: Orchard Hill, Instructors: SWPRD Staff Program will be extended if weather causes cancellations Registration deadline is Friday, 12/20

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

register before the deadline to ensure your child is placed on a team.


YOUTH & TEEN Beginner Division

(Grades 3 & 4)

Girls & Boys Leagues Practices and games are used as opportunities to learn basic rules

Junior Girls Intertown Division (Grades 5 & 6)

Intermediate Girls Intertown Division

of basketball and develop skills in a non-competitive, encouraging

(Grades 7 & 8)

help players learn the rules and develop good sportsmanship while

(Grades 9-12)

environment. Coaches and officials will use teachable moments to gaining skills and making new friends. Participants who do not

Senior Girls Intertown Division

attend practice regularly may have adjusted playing time in games.

These divisions allow players to participate in a basketball environment that

South Windsor Parks and Recreation staff determine a player’s

divisions are able to participate in a variety of competition, South Windsor

team placement based on a number of factors including but not limited to: the school the player attends, the number of registrations received, and basketball experience.

One hour per week practices begin the first week of November

and are held weekdays at 6:10pm or 7:10pm at local elementary schools. Practices are determined by our volunteer coaches and based on the space we have available to us.

Games begin the first weekend in December and are hosted on Saturdays at various times between 9am and 4pm. Each team

plays a total of ten games. Each participant receives a game t-shirt to keep. The season ends with an award extravaganza for all

promotes good sportsmanship and respect of others. To ensure our girls

participates in an intertown game schedule which incorporates competi-

tion with surrounding towns such as Somers, East Windsor, Ellington and Vernon. The participating towns collaborate to decide age appropriate recreation game rules for the season. Participants who do not attend practice regularly may have adjusted playing time in games.

South Windsor Parks and Recreation volunteer coaches determine a player’s team placement based on a number of factors. Please plan to

attend all skill assessment gym times scheduled in November to assist

our volunteer coaches in building well-balanced teams. We do our best

with limited knowledge to create fair teams. The goal of this league is to provide fun, recreational play for youth.

beginner participants.

One hour per week practices begin the first week of December and are

We do not honor specific requests for teams, practice days, or

schools. Practices are determined by our volunteer coaches and based on

locations. Please visit our website for Frequently Asked Questions and other important division information.

Season runs November - mid March, $90 Location: Practices are held at local elementary schools, games are held at Wapping Recreation Facility Registration deadline is Friday, 10/18

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

the space we have available to us. We try to keep the practice day/time and location consistent but often have to rearrange schedules due to school availability. Earlier practice times are designated for younger divisions.

Games begin the first weekend in January and are hosted on Saturdays at various times and locations. Each team plays a total of eight games. Four of the games will be hosted at the opponents location and four will be in

South Windsor. Each player receives a game jersey to keep and an end of season t-shirt.

We do not honor specific requests for teams, practice days, or locations. Please visit our website for Frequently Asked Questions and other

important division information such as skill assessment dates, practice and game schedules, and announcements.

Season runs November - mid March, $115 Location: South Windsor Schools and surrounding participating town’s facilities Registration deadline is Friday, 10/25

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YOUTH & TEEN Junior Boys Division (Grades 5 & 6)

Intermediate Boys Division (Grades 7 & 8)

Advanced Boys Division (Grades 9 & 10)

Senior Boys Division (Grades 11 & 12) These divisions allow players to participate in a basketball environment

developed to accommodate players of varying abilities and to promote equal

Become a Volunteer Youth Basketball Coach!

regularly may have adjusted playing time in games.

Our town’s vast youth recreation basketball league is produced

South Windsor Parks and Recreation volunteer coaches determine a player’s

the most influential adults in the lives of youth athletes and they

that promotes good sportsmanship and respect of others. Game rules are opportunity for all participants. Participants who do not attend practice

team placement based on a number of factors. Please plan to attend all skill assessment gym times scheduled in November to assist our volunteer

coaches in building well-balanced teams. We do our best with limited

knowledge to create fair teams. The goal of this league is to provide fun, recreational play for youth.

by over 100 volunteer coaches each season! Coaches are among are essential for a great season. If you or someone you know is

interested in leading a team of youth basketball players, visit us

online at recreation.southwindsor.org/499/Coaches-Corner. You can find out more about the role, commitment level, and fill out an application online.

One hour per week practices begin the first week of December and are held

In order to provide quality coaches training, process background

Practices are determined by our volunteer coaches and based on the space

deadline to register as a coach is Friday, October 11th. We will

weekdays 6:10pm, 7:10pm, 8:10pm, or 9:10pm at local elementary schools. we have available to us. We try to keep the practice day/time and location

consistent but often have to rearrange schedules due to school availability. Earlier practice times are designated for younger divisions.

Games begin the first weekend in January and are hosted mostly on

Saturdays at various times and locations. An occasional Friday or Sunday game may be scheduled to accommodate school events. Each team plays

a total of ten regular season games. Scores and standings are kept and the

season ends with a single elimination tournament for all teams. Each player receives a game jersey to keep.

We do not honor specific requests for teams, practice days, or locations. Please visit our website for Frequently Asked Questions and other

important division information such as skill assessment dates, practice

checks, and for ample time for coaches to plan their season, the host a mandatory coaches orientation and training prior to the start of the season in November.

TURKEY HOOP SHOOT CONTEST Saturday, November 16, 2019

Join us for a fun morning of an exciting, fast-paced basketball shooting competition. Win a free turkey voucher from Geissler's!

and game schedules, and announcements.

Season runs November - mid March, $115 Location: South Windsor Schools Registration deadline is Friday, 10/25

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YOUTH & TEEN

NEW THIS YEAR South Windsor Travel Basketball teams are independent and are not administered by the South Windsor Parks and Recreation Department. The information below is provided by the organizations who will be managing the teams. Please contact the respective organizations for any further information about the upcoming season.

South Windsor Boys Travel Basketball After being part of the South Windsor Recreation Department

for approximately sixty years, the Boys Travel Basketball Program

will now be privately run, similar to Travel Soccer, Little League &

American Legion Baseball and Panther Football. Special thanks to Parks & Recreation Director Ray Favreau, and former director Jim Snow, for all their help and support. While now run privately by

a Board of Directors, anyone familiar with our program will notice very few changes for the upcoming 2019-2020 season.

Our four teams (8th Grade & Under, 7th Grade & Under,

6th Grade & Under, and 5th Grade & Under) will continue to

participate in the North Central Connecticut Travel Basketball

South Windsor Girls Travel Basketball The South Windsor Girls Travel Basketball program participates in

the North Central Connecticut Travel Basketball League (NCCTBL) which competes against Central Connecticut opponents. The Travel program offers players increased practice time of typically two hour

practices twice per week and games ranging from 18 to 24 in a season.

Home games are scheduled in town and away games are North Central Hartford and Tolland Counties. The season runs from mid-October through mid-March. This is a high commitment program for com-

petitive athletes who are looking to gain a great basketball experience. Teams may be combined depending on registration numbers. Please visit our website to find more information regarding open gyms,

registration, tryouts, game scheduling process, and information about

League (NCCTBL) which competes against Central Connecticut

opponents.The Travel program offers players increased practice time of typically two 1 1/2 hour practices per week and approximately

24 games per season. Home games are played mostly at Timothy Edwards Middle School and away games are in Hartford and

Tolland Counties. The season runs from mid-October through

mid-March. This is a high commitment program for competitive

athletes who are looking to gain a great basketball experience. For information on: Pre-Season Open Gyms, Player Registration &

Fees, Tryouts and Game/Practice Schedules, please visit the Boys Travel Basketball Program

Contact Craig Zimmerman directly at craig_zimmerman@msn.com or 860-670-5224.

the travel basketball program.

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WINTER FUN Learn to Skate Program Child and Adult Lessons Available Learn to Skate is a beginning ice skating program that is challenging and rewarding — but most of all, fun. Participation in the program

will enable beginning skaters of all ages and abilities to learn the fun-

damentals of ice-skating while teaching them the necessary skills that

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

session. A helmet is required and you must provide your own. Fridays, 6:40 p.m.-7:40 p.m., $80 September 6, 13, 20, 27 October 4, 11, 18, 25 November 1, 8, 15, 22 December 6, 13, 20 & January 3rd January 10, 17, 24, 31 February 7, 14, 21, 28 March 3, 10, 17, 24 Fridays, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. April 3, 10, 17, 24 Location: SW Arena, Instructor: SW Arena Staff

SWHS Ski and Snowboard Club R South Windsor High School, with the support of SWPRD, will take high school students to Ski Sundown for five weeks this winter! They will take place on the following Thursdays: January 2, 9, 16, 30 and February 6.

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

free

appetizer

(up to $14.95 value)

Bring coupon in store. Limit one discount

An informational meeting, which will include pricing and the over-

night trip location, will be held for all interested in the fall. Registration will take place through SWPRD at www.recreation.southwindsor.org. Please contact Hannah Phillips at hphillips@swindsor.k12. ct.us with any questions.

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per table. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Dine in only.


recreation.southwindsor.org

Mount Southington – School’s Out Program R

TEMS Ski and Snowboard Club R

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

The Ski and Snowboard Club is a social club providing opportunities

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

have to know how to ski or ride! New skiers and riders are welcome

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

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

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

for students to have fun and practice skills on the slopes. You do not

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

STIMULANT PRODUCTS IS PROHIBITED. HEALTH FORMS AND WAIVERS MUST BE COMPLETED. Wednesdays, 2:40p.m.-8:45p.m. January 8, 15, 22, 29 and February 5 & 19, 2020 Location: Mt. Southington, CT Advisor: Jennifer Baker, TEMS Health & PE Teacher

New England Ski & Scuba FUNDRAISER NEED NEW WINTER GEAR? Come to TEMS Night at New England Ski & Scuba to get

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$350

Lift & Ski Lesson

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Lift & Ski Rental

$446

Lift, Ski Rental & Lesson

$495

Lift & Snowboard Lesson

$412

Lift & Snowboard Rental

$446

Lift, Snowboard Rental & Lesson

$495

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new equipment and help us 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! Any time you go in for gear, just mention TEMS! Location: New England Ski & Scuba, 60 Windsor Ave (Rt. 83), Vernon Advisor: Jennifer Baker, TEMS Health & PE Teacher

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SPECIAL NEEDS Monday Night Social Club

(Ages 13 and up)

Middle and High School students and young adults from the

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

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

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

Challenger Basketball R Boys and Girls Grades 1-8 A program designed for young athletes from the special needs community who are looking for an opportunity to learn basic skills and play

lete buddy. Each buddy will assist the athlete with developing their skills,

The Importance of Inclusion in South Windsor Parks & Rec

Saturdays, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. 1/4-2/8, $20/family Please register child that is participating and siblings who might join them Location: Eli Terry School

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.

basketball! Each athlete will be paired with a High School student/athraising self-esteem and having fun while making new friends!

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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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The Max Day of Giving Healthy Habits Family Fair March 21, 2020 • 10am - 3pm Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility Event profits will go directly to the South Windsor Community Foundation in partnership with the SW Food Alliance to promote helping the hungry and South Windsor Parks & Recreation programs to support our Healthy Habits Initiative. All proceeds to benefit

Cooking Demo's • Hands On Activities • Fitness Classes •

Bounce Houses • Arts and Crafts • Face Painting

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5K Race on a flat course down • historic Main Street!

Food and Craft Vendors • and so much more!

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APRIL 13, 2019 (Snow date March 22nd)Fair 5K and Vendor Rain or Shine!

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ADULT PROGRAMS NEW

Fall Tennis Lessons

All tennis lessons are at the Wapping Tennis Courts on Ayers Road, and are taught by long time instructor Todd Custer. Each student is responsible for providing their own racquet. The participant should attend all session days they are signed up for. Make-ups will be scheduled for inclement weather cancellations. Please check the cancellation hotline (860)648-6349. Adults: Ages 16 and older

· Classes will be organized based on skill level.

Saturdays, 9/14-10/19, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., $120

Badminton Jump! Smash! Clear! Drop! Net! The newly offered badminton program is calling participants of all skill levels to learn/refine the fundamentals of the world’s fastest growing racket sport. The program will expose athletes to the proper ways of holding the racquet; shadowing technique for proper footwork; how to serve, clear and smash; and singles and doubles strategies.

Mondays, 8:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m., $150 per session Session 1: 9/9-10/21 (N/C 10/14) Session 2: 11/4-12/9 Session 3: 12/23-2/3 (N/C 1/20) Session 4: 2/24-3/30 Location: Wapping Gym, Instructors: Vijay Srinivasachari and other assisting staff

Adult and Youth Badminton Open Gym Enjoy playing badminton with your family and others. Whether you are new to the sport or a seasoned player, all are welcome. All youth should be supervised by an adult at all times. Please bring your own racket and birdie. We have very limited supplies of rackets. Birdies will not be provided for any of the open gym play.

$20/person per month includes access to all scheduled open gyms or $3/person per drop in. Pre-registration is required. SEPTEMBER-MARCH Fridays 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Sundays 4:15 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Location: Ellsworth Gym

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First Aid/CPR/AED This course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults. This course meets OSHA/workplace requirements. This is a blended learning course including an online portion, and an instructor-led classroom skill session. The online portion must be completed prior to attending the in-class portion, and must be taken on a PC or tablet with high-speed internet connection. Allow approximately 2 hours to complete the online portion. You must only attend one in-person course date. Upon successful completed of this course, you will receive a digital certificate for Adult First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.

In-person dates: 6pm-8pm, $89 September 10th or 24th October 8th, 16th or 24th November 5th or 19th December 10th or 17th January 7th or 21st February 4th or 18th March 10th or 24th

Basic Life Support Breathing new life into resuscitation education, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) is designed to train professionals to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies for adult, child and infant victims. Consistent with the 2015 AHA guidelines for CPR/ECC, BLS is the foundational CPR/AED program typically required for healthcare providers and public safety professionals. Through the use of lecture, skills demonstration and practice, casebased emergency response scenarios, and reflection and debriefing activities with a focus on team-based response, BLS builds the key critical thinking, problem solving, and team dynamic skills that are needed to drive better patient outcomes. Upon successful completion of the course, learners will receive a 2-year “Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers” digital certificate with anytime, anywhere access to certificate and training history. You must only attend one in-person course date.

In-person dates: 6pm-8pm, $80 September 12th or 26th October 10th or 22nd November 7th or 21st December 12th or 19th January 9th or 23rd February 6th or 20th March 11th or 26th


recreation.southwindsor.org GET FIT!

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

Improve Your Health and Beauty Workshops!

This class is for anyone who would like to eliminate toxins/stressors from their lives, focusing on food and the environment at home (cleaning supplies, personal care products, dental health, etc.). We will focus on foods that support your well-being and beauty and learn about certain "health" foods that might actually sabotage your life. This class is very beneficial for current and future parents with children, as they are the most vulnerable people when it comes to toxins in food and the environment. This class is all about you and positive changes you can make so you are healthy and beautiful because you deserve it. Handouts will be provided. Anna Simpson is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner who would like to share what she has learned as it has helped her and her husband to have two healthy children. Anna had suffered from a variety of issues (digestive, fertility, etc.) in the past and is very passionate about all things wellness and education. She believes that what you put in and on your body matters!

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., $30 Each session will consist of two consecutive weeks: October - 2 sessions - 16th and 23rd (Wednesday) January - 2 sessions - 7th and 14th (Tuesday) March - 2 sessions - 10th and 17th (Tuesday) Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility, Instructor: Anna Simpson

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!”

Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. September, $20 October, $15 (N/C 10/26) November, $20 (N/C 11/30) December, $15 (N/C 12/28) January, $20 February, $25 March, $20 Location: Room 37, Instructor: Francesca Echegaray

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, strengthening and toning. A great workout for all fitness levels. Tested to have over 3,500 Fitbit steps per class! Monday, 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Instructor Jane Jenny September N/C 9/2, $20.00 October, N/C 10/14, $15.00 November,$20.00 December N/C 12/16, 12/23, 12/30, $10.00 January, $20.00 February, $20.00 March, $25.00 Location: Wapping Room 37 Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Instructor Jane Jenny September, $20.00 October, $25.00 November,$20.00 December N/C 12/18, 12/25, $10.00 January, N/C 1/1, $20.00 February, $20.00 March, $20.00 Location: Wapping Room 37

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ADULT PROGRAMS Creative Cardio- Aerobics with Body Sculpt (Ages 16+) 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 lbs. Tuesday, 6:15 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Instructor Linda Hull September, $20.00 October, $25.00 November, $20.00 December N/C 12/17, 12/24, 12/31, $10.00 January, $20.00 February, $20.00 March, $25.00 Location: Wapping Room 37 Thursday, 6:15 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Instructor Linda Hull September, $20.00 October, $25.00 November N/C 11/28, $15.00 December N/C 12/19, 12/26, $10.00 January, N/C 1/2, $20.00 February, $20.00 March, $20.00 Location: Wapping Room 37

Kripalu Yoga In addition to being a fun and moderate physical activity that will lift

your mood, strengthen your body and help you become fit and flexible, Kripalu Yoga is a mindful practice that will teach you how to relax and release the stress that can wreck havoc on your health and well being. 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. There are 3 ways to become a student: discounted session student; monthly student; and 6-month, 10-class pass membership. A no-obligation introductory class is offered to prospective students. Yoga mat recommended.

EARLY EVENING CLASS TUESDAYS 5:45 – 7:00 PM Discounted Fall Session 9/10 – 12/17 – 15 classes $113 September $29 - 3 classes October $48 – 5 classes November $38 – 4 classes December $29 – 3 classes Discounted Winter Session 1/7 – 3/31 – 13 classes $98 January $38 – 4 classes February $38 – 4 classes March $48 – 5 classes

LATE EVENING CLASS TUESDAYS 7:15 – 8:30 PM Discounted Fall Session 9/10 – 12/17 – 15 classes $113 September $29 - 3 classes October $48 – 5 classes November $38 – 4 classes December $29 – 3 classes Discounted Winter Session 1/7 – 3/31 – 13 classes $98 January $38 – 4 classes February $38 – 4 classes March $48 – 5 classes

10 CLASS, 6-MONTH PASS MEMBERSHIP - $105

Location: Café

MORNING CLASS

Self Defense is Karate (Ages 16+)

TUESDAYS 9:30 – 10:45 AM Discounted Fall Session 9/10 – 12/17 – 15 classes $113 September $29 - 3 classes October $48 – 5 classes November $38 – 4 classes December $29 – 3 classes

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

Discounted Winter Session 1/7 – 3/31 – 13 classes $98 January $38 – 4 classes February $38 – 4 classes March $48 – 5 classes 30

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., $30 September – March N/C 9/1, 12/1, 12/29 Location: Wapping Gym, Instructor: Peter Dylag


ADULT PROGRAMS

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

MONDAYS

TUESDAYS

WEDNESDAYS

Kripalu Yoga

THURSDAYS

FRIDAYS

Zumba

Café 9:30am - 10:45am

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

Gym 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Gym Badminton

Room 37 9:00am - 10:00am

Creative Cardio

Kripalu Yoga

Creative Cardio

Room 37 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Café 5:45pm - 7:00pm

Room 37 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Whole30 Support

Self Defense Badminton Open Play Ellsworth 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Ellsworth Gym 4:15pm-7:00pm

SATURDAYS

Room 36 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Creative Cardio Aerobics

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

Open Gym Volleyball Wapping Gym 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Learn to Skate SW Arena 6:40pm - 7:40pm

Open Gym Badminton Ellsworth Gym 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Room 37 6:15pm - 7:30pm

Kripalu Yoga Café 7:15pm - 8:30pm

Open Gym Volleyball Spend time with friends, make new ones, or just enjoy playing co-ed volleyball. This program runs year-round. Open to South Windsor residents only. Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., FREE! Location: Wapping Gym Please check our cancellation hotline for gym closures due to holidays, special events, or inclement weather closures.

ADULT LEAGUES NEW

Competitive Co-Ed Volleyball League

This new league will run for nine weeks beginning in January. Team ratio and playing rules will apply. Visit us online at rec.southwindsor.org to find out

more about league specifications. This league is for residents and non-residents 18 years and older. The league does not meet when Timothy Edwards Middle School is closed due to holidays, special events, or weather. Please be advised other dates may follow depending on school function schedule. Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., Team Fee: $290 Location: Timothy Edwards School Gyms 31


ADULT PROGRAMS PROGRAMS ADULT

Volleyball League

Basketball League

South Windsor has a very active, full volleyball league. We typically host

Spend Sundays with your friends this winter, join our recreational

organize two divisions, ‘A’ (more skilled and competitive) and ‘B’ (more

and competitive) and ‘B’ (more recreational and one women’s division.

20 men’s teams and 20 women’s teams October through mid March. We recreational). Each team plays 18 regular season games. We finish the

season with a single elimination tournament for the top eight teams in

each division. This league is for residents and non-residents 18 years and

older. The league does not meet when Timothy Edwards Middle School is closed due to holidays, special events, or weather. Please be advised other dates may follow depending on school function schedule.

basketball league! We organize two men’s divisions, ‘A’ (more skilled Each team plays 14 regular season games early November through March. We finish the season with a single elimination tournament

for the top eight teams in each division. This league is for residents

and non-residents 18 years and older. The league does not meet when Timothy Edwards Middle School is closed due to holidays, special

events, or weather. Please be advised other dates may follow depending

Men’s League:

on school function schedule.

Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., Team Fee: $585 Location: Timothy Edwards School Gyms

Men’s League:

Women’s League:

Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., Team Fee: $585 Location: Timothy Edwards School Gyms

A $100 deposit will be required at the Captain’s meeting to reserve a

team entry. This deposit goes towards the total team fee for the season and is nonrefundable after Tuesday, September 17th. Teams from the 2018-2019 season will receive registration priority, any open spots will be decided by a lottery. If you are a new team looking to join

the league, please register online under the program “New Volley-

ball Team”. If you are an individual looking to get picked up by an

established team, please register online under the program "Individual Volleyball Player Registration".

Sundays, 2:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., Team Fee: $950 Location: South Windsor High School and Timothy Edwards School Gyms

Women’s League:

Sundays, 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Team Fee: $950 Location: Timothy Edwards School Gyms

A $100 deposit will be required at the Captain’s meeting to reserve a team entry. This deposit goes towards the total team fee for the

season and is nonrefundable after Tuesday, October 8th. Teams from

the 2018-2019 season will receive registration priority, any open spots will be decided by a lottery. If you are a new team looking to join

the league, please register online under the program “New Basket-

ball Team”. If you are an individual looking to get picked up by an

established team, please register online under the program "Individual

Mandatory Preseason Captain’s Meeting:

Basketball Player Registration".

Tuesday, September 10th

Mandatory Preseason Captain’s Meeting:

Men’s League 6:30 p.m., Women’s League 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 1st

Wapping Parks and Recreation Facility (91 Ayers Road)

Men’s League 6:30 p.m., Women’s League 7:30 p.m. Wapping Parks and Recreation Facility (91 Ayers Road)

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ADULT PROGRAMS USSSA Slow-Pitch Softball League Get a team together and enjoy summer nights at our Rye Street Field! Choose to be a part of a more skilled, competitive division (A) or a

more recreational division (B). League includes: 14 regular season games officiated by our USSSA umpires, double elimination playoffs and best

of three championship series, banner on our backstop for one season for regular season champions, trophy and shirt for playoff champions, and

trophy for 2nd place playoffs. We host an annual home run derby for all current season teams. Non-residents are welcome at no extra fee. Visit our website for more information on deadlines and captain's meeting. ‘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: $880 Location: Rye Street Park

Mandatory Preseason Captain’s Meeting: Monday, March 30th at 7:00 p.m. Wapping Parks and Recreation Facility (91 Ayers Road) A $100 deposit will be required at the Captain’s meeting to reserve a

team entry. This deposit goes towards the total team fee for the season and is non-refundable after Monday, April 6th. Teams from the 2019

season will receive registration priority, any open spots will be decided by a lottery. If you are a new team looking to join the league, please register

online under the program “New Softball Team”. If you are an individual looking to get picked up by an established team, please register online under the program "Individual Softball Player Registration".

GET CODING! Python and R Programming Languages

(Ages 16+)

For adults interested in upskilling or for kids interested in finding higher paid internships, this course will help build foundations for a data scientist; the fastest growing field in the industry. This five-weeks course will teach you Python and R programming languages used extensively for data analysis, machine learning and game Apps. You will get your own copy of multiple coding environments along with online text book as part of this course. You will learn type of variables, data structure, Boolean and Operational operators along with iterative loops using While, For, If, Range and nested algorithms in an interactive and script modes. You will be trained in using debugging tools. You will use Python’s built-in functions/libraries and will create your own functions using Object Oriented functionality. Saturdays, 9/7 – 10/5; 10:00 am - 11:30 am, $200 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility, Instructor: Sandeep Saini, MBA, MSEE, MSME

Introduction to Big Data Analysis

(Ages 16+)

As per Harvard Business Review, Data Scientist is the “Sexiest job of twentieth century”. This five-weeks course in big data analysis will teach you variable types, plot types, summary statistics, data interpretation, outliers and leverage points. You will also learn probability types such as Binomial, Gaussian and Poisson. You will learn how to interpret ANOVA tables, Correlation, Covariance, Sum of Squares, Z score, p- values and confidence intervals for big data analysis. You will learn how to build Simple Linear Regression (SLR) model and its applications in the business world. You will use Python and R programming to write scripts and code for big data analysis.

Saturdays, 1/25 – 2/22, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., $200 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility, Instructor: Sandeep Saini, MBA, MSEE, MSME

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ADULT PROGRAMS PROGRAMS ADULT

South Windsor ’s Center Stage! 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. 9/9-10/7. Mondays, 7:15 p.m.-9:15p.m. Location: S.W. High School, $30

South Windsor Community Band (Ages 18+) The Band, comprised of 70+ local musicians ages 18+, meets Thursday evenings from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Timothy Edwards Middle School. Adults (18+) of all ages and abilities wishing to perform arrangements for woodwind, brass and percussion are welcome. No Audition required. Join us in an enriching experience for all, fostering interest in band music for young and old. Mondays, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Location: S.W. High School, $30

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Bigger & Better Benefits FOR BUSINESSES!

The South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department would like to remind the local business community about our exciting and now enhanced recreational initiative DESIGNED JUST FOR THEM! We value your business operation here in South Windsor. We also rely on the business community to support us through advertisements, sponsorships, in-kind services and donations. And, many of you have done so in our quest to sustain a non-tax subsidized, self-sustaining special revenue recreation fund operating budget that delivers over $3 million in annual programming! These partnerships allow us to provide recreational opportunities to foster active living and healthy lifestyles for our residents. For that we thank you and as such we are delighted to give something back. Enter the new improved bigger and better “Benefits for Businesses” program! We are excited and proud to offer five fantastic ways to recognize your business, feature what you have to offer our community and to show our appreciation to you for choosing South Windsor to “set up shop”.

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Program Privileges

The original two-tiered “Benefits for Businesses” program entitles the owner of a South Windsor business, regardless of his or her home residency, to full resident privileges for all parks & recreation department sponsored programs and services. Additionally, the employees of local businesses, also regardless of home residency, are extended partial resident privileges limited to those non-capacity parks & recreation department sponsored programs and services (like seasonal pool passes to Veteran’s Memorial Park and facility rentals at the Rotary Pavilions and Wapping Recreation Facility). A detailed explanation of this program is available on our web site.

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“Afford-A-Board”

South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department’s (SWPRD) new advertising opportunity for local businesses and civic organizations. We have 14 lonely bulletin boards distributed throughout the halls of our new home at Wapping School that are prime opportunities for local businesses and civic organizations to promote their products, services or activities. These interior “billboards” are available on a monthly, quarterly, bi-annual or annual basis depending on your promotional needs! Boards range in size from 20 to 30 square feet. Please contact us at 860-648-6355 for rate chart and availability. SWPRD reserves the right to approve or deny any and all proposed advertisements in the best interest of the Town.

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Free Advertisement

Here’s another promotional opportunity for NEW businesses in town. If you recently opened up a business operation in town within the past twelve (12) months you are entitled to a FREE business card advertisement (a $225 value) in our next available issue of Parks & Rec Magazine! Parks & Rec Magazine is our popular bi-annual program catalog distributed to every single residential and business mail box and post office box in town – nearly 12,000 pieces! Our Fall/Winter issue is released in early August and our Spring/Summer version is distributed in early March.

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Sponsorships

Our MISSION STATEMENT revised in 2011 when we merged with the Parks Division is simple, yet to the point: “The South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department is committed to enhancing our community through quality recreation programs and parks that provide exceptional experiences” As the primary provider of passive and active recreational opportunities in the Town of South Windsor, we have the challenge of meeting the needs of all 26,000 plus residents. We provide a wide variety of athletic instruction and leagues, educational classes, culturally enriching options, before and after school programs, special events, and referral services to young and old. We also maintain 14 individual public park properties on a total of 893 acres that feature 43 athletic fields, 3 playgrounds, 16 miles of trails at 20 different locations, 61 community garden plots, a skate park and a dog park ; 17 open space parcels ; and 17 public building grounds. The increased growth of the town has given way to increased participation across the board in all of our programs and at all our facilities. The area of greatest growth and public demand in need of supplemental financial support are our community-based special events like our summer concert series, Resolution Run, and Fishing Derby to name a few. Sponsorship does not just mean dishing out dollars. Your business may wish to provide in-kind services to supplement an event or program of your choice such as catering, transportation, printing, or even a venue. Your business may wish to provide promotional give-a-ways and you may have just the right product for the participants in a specific program or event, like sports drinks, energy bars, water, apparel, prizes, etc. Or your business may wish to go the traditional route and provide financial support to help defray the cost of a program or event. Whatever your inclination, we can custom-fit a plan that works for both of us!

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Volunteer Opportunities

Last, but not least, another way to involve your business in our community is through volunteerism. Although we are fortunate to have 22 full time staff and 200+ part time and/or seasonal employees throughout year we still rely on dozens of volunteers to deliver over 400 annual programs in an affordable fashion. These beneficial supplemental volunteer hours are available for things like park clean-up efforts (see page 48 for our “Pride in OUR Parks” program), distributing 30,000 plastic eggs at our annual egg hunt, serving as a tour guide for the annual Haunted Torch Walk, or parking cars at one of our many special events. We hope you welcome this initiative as an added incentive to calling South Windsor your business home and elect to have your enterprise participate in the endless benefits that recreational activities provide. For more information, please call Ray Favreau at 648-6355 and mention Benefits for Businesses. 35


SPECIAL SPECIAL EVENTS EVENTS

EGG HUNT

49th Annual South Windsor Parks & Recreation

Sponsored by Imperial Oil & Plumbing

FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2020

SWHS STADIUM

Come enjoy this FREE fun-filled family event! IMPERIAL

Sponsored by Imperial Oil & Plumbing and the South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department. Join us on Friday, 4/10/20, at the S.W.H.S. Stadium. Children will “hunt” for filled plastic eggs, meet the spring bunny and enjoy a hot drink or snack sold for a fundraiser. In conjunction with the Egg Hunt, the S.W. Community Women’s Club will sponsor the “Kids’ Fair” at the High School from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Kid’s Fair includes games, prizes and fun for the entire family, rain or shine!

648 Sullivan Avenue P.O. Box 875 South Windsor, CT 06074

860.291.0115

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For families that might find the egg hunt experience overwhelming please come to the Sensory Friendly Egg Hunt at 9:00am, before the crowds arrive. In addition, the Kids’ Fair is open at 9:00 for children with differing abilities.

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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.

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

AGE 3 10:15 a.m.

AGE 4 10:30 a.m.

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

GRADE 1 11:00 a.m.

GRADE 2 11:15 a.m.

SOUTH WINDSOR HIGH SCHOOL

HALL OF FAME

8th INDUCTION DINNER

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FOR TICKETS CONTACT CHERYL GERBER at (860)690-2574 or cgerber6@cox.net


SPECIAL EVENTS DOGGY DIPS at Veterans Memorial Park Sponsored by Camp Bow Wow TUESDAY, August 27 • FREE! Enter at VMP’s back gate! NEW TIMES • Lil’ Doggy Dip - 45 lbs. and under 4:00pm-5:30pm

• Big Doggy Dip- Over 45 lbs. 6:00p.m.-7:30p.m

Bring your pooch for some fun and leash free swimming at the pool!

Pups must be 6 months or older. Registration tags or proof of registra-

tion is required. Please note the new times for different sized dogs! For everyone’s safety, pet owners are responsible for managing their dog’s behavior. Aggressive pooches may be asked to leave. All participants attend at their own risk.

Donations accepted for the T.R.A.C.S. Animal Shelter. Sorry, only four legged swimmers allowed at this event!

Thank you to the 2019 South Windsor Parks and Recreation Summer Concert Series Sponsors IN COOPERATION WITH:

PRESENTING SPONSORS: Charles Schwab, South Windsor Wapping Fair Jay’s Landscaping Integrated Rehabilitation Services Arthur Murray, Vernon

Cindy Muska, William Raveis Real Estate Broad Brook Gardens LLBean South Windsor Community Women’s Club Red Heat Tavern 37


SPECIAL EVENTS THE WOOD’S 9TH ANNUAL

Holiday Gingerbread House Festival Celebrate “Winter Birds and Holiday Traditions” and experience one of the largest gingerbread house festivals in New England. The Wood Memorial Library & Museum’s 9th Annual Gingerbread House Festival opens Friday, November 29th and runs thru Saturday, December 21st, 2019. Gaze upon row after row of creative and colorful gingerbread creations, created by regional artisans, bakers, students and community members, expert and beginner alike. The Wood Library, located on historic Old Main Street, also will be hosting Musical performances, story time, craft events and visits from Santa scattered throughout the festival ! Each masterpiece is a true work of art showcasing the talents of regional artisans and bakers, students and community members, experts and beginners alike. Musical performances, story time and craft events, even visits from Santa are scheduled throughout the festival. Be sure to visit “Ye Olde Gingerbread Shoppe” for the opportunity to take home a bit of the magic with many holiday themed gifts and treats..

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Enter your own gingerbread creation! All skill levels welcome, no entry fee. If you don’t know where to begin, The Wood will be offering Children’s and adult gingerbread house workshops, providing a chance to learn the basics or design like a pro. See website for details: www.woodmemoriallibrary.org. The Wood Memorial Library & Museum is located at 783 Main Street, South Windsor, CT. Expanded festival hours are Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 8pm; Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 10am to 5pm. Please note the festival is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For more info including a detailed schedule of events call 860-289-1783 or visit www.woodmemoriallibrary.org

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Haunted Torch Walk

Saturday, October 19th 6:00-9:00 P.M. Come if you dare, where witches live and ghosts and goblins hide... $5 per person

Nevers Road Park, South Windsor SPONSORED BY S.W. POLICE DEPT, S.W. PARKS & RECREATION & MANEELEY’S BANQUET AND CATERING

Proceeds to benefit: Veterans Base Camp, First Responders and South Windsor Community Foundation RAINDATE OCTOBER 26, 2019

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

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THURSDAY, APRIL 9 Top Stone Golf Course 516 Griffin Rd. South Windsor 7:00pm Prizes, Entertainment, Food and Drink.

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SPECIAL EVENTS OUR 2ND ANNUAL POKER RYED!

Four trails, four miles, three or four laps, five or seven cards!

Trailblazer Poker Ryed Sponsored by Connecticut Valley Brewing Company and The Bike Shop

September 14, 2019

Rye Street Park • 1:00p.m.-3:00p.m. This event involves riding your bike

This family-friendly event is

Online registration is encouraged.

to five or seven different stops,

not a race! All experience

In-person registration begins at

drawing a playing card at each

levels welcomed. Come and

12:30 p.m. Our Ryed will be held

stop, and trying to assemble the best

try your luck to create a

at Rye Street Park (get it??) along

poker hand you can. The top hand

winning hand! $10 event fee

with Connecticut Valley Brewing

will be awarded a CASH prize of

includes one shirt, and one

Company, The Bike Shop, South

half of all proceeds. The route will

raffle ticket.

Windsor Walk and Wheel Ways, food trucks, and kids activities!

consist of singletrack.

(Rain Date 9/15)

TURKEY HOOP SHOOT CONTEST Saturday, November 16, 2019

Join us for a fun morning of an exciting, fast-paced basketball shooting competition. Win a free turkey voucher from Geissler's! Cost: Two non-perishable food items per team for donation to the South Windsor Food and Fuel Bank Limited spots available, register online or at Wapping Recreation Facility 91 Ayers Road

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5 – 8pm • Porters Hill • FREE!

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SPECIAL EVENTS Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:00 a.m. start Run to your Resolution in 2020! Kick off the year with us and Hartford Marathon Foundation for our 2nd Annual 5k Resolution Run. Lace up your sneaks, put on your gloves, and race through the winter roads of South Windsor. After your run, enjoy a cold beer and warm food at Connecticut Valley Brewing Company for our post-pace party! Registration/Packet Pickup starting at 8:30 a.m. Connecticut Valley Brewing Company Additional information: hartfordmarathon.com

Dodgeball Throw Down March 27, 2020 • 7:00-9:00pm • Grades K-5 BOYS! Dare yourselves to bring Mom, Big Sis or Special Friend for an epic night of dodgeball fun and more! Pre-Registration is required and space is limited! NEW LOCATION Timothy Edwards Middle School Gym, 100 Arnold Way, South Windsor $10 each participant

Valentine Dance FEBRUARY 7, 2020

GIRLS!! Dress up for a special night of dancing, light snacks, photo booth and more! Celebrate Valentine’s Day in a big way! Bring Dad or a special escort and enjoy a valentine themed evening. Pre-registration is required and space is limited! 7:00pm-9:00pm Wapping Parks and Recreation Facility Gymnasium Ages up to and including Grade 5 $15 each participant SNOW DATE: FEBRUARY 12 Youth participant must be a South Windsor resident

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SPECIAL EVENTS Sponsored by

GRINCHMAS! Friday, December 6 6:30pm – 8:00pm

F REE! We’re throwing a holiday who-bilation and we’re inviting all Whos to join the celebration! Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility Join us for games, activities, and all things GRINCH-Y

Sensory Friendly Visits with Santa

Drop off your letters! DECEMBER 2–18, 2018 Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility 91 Ayers Rd., South Windsor Find the special mailbox outside the building at Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility at 91 Ayers Rd. Santa will respond with a personalized letter delivered to your home via USPS! Donations of non-perishable food items for the South Windsor food bank can also be dropped off at the mailbox.

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FREE

December 7, 2019 10:00am-12:00pm

Wapping Parks and Recreation Facility Is it overwhelming for your special needs child to visit Santa at the Mall? Sign you and your child up for a private visit with Santa. Pre-registration is required.


SPECIAL EVENTS

Skate with Santa! Santa and his Elves from the Parks & Recreation Department will be at the South Windsor Arena

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

for an evening of Holiday skating fun!

FREE

December 7, 2019 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. South Windsor Arena, 585 John Fitch Blvd Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to be donated to Toys for Tots 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.

Merry & Bright Holiday Lights Contest! Thursday, December 12 6:30pm – 11:00pm • FREE!

Get into the holiday spirit with a friendly, festive, and free competition!

$100 will be awarded to the best decorated home in EACH category! Pre-registration required by Tuesday, December 10

Beat the Winter Blues! Come out and have SNOW much fun at SWPRD’s first-ever ALL WINTER event!

Saturday, February 29 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM • Porter’s Hill

*Transportation for the judges proudly provided by Lindsey Limousine, a local transportation service providing customers with superior transportation for every occasion!

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

South Windsor Jaycees present

SEPTEMBER 5-8, 2019 ndation

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

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

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


South Windsor Craft & Specialty Foods Show South Windsor Human Services Community Service Group is sponsoring their 7th Annual Craft & Specialty Foods Show!

Free Admission • Home-baked Goodies • Raffles Sunday, December 8, 2019 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Charles Enes South Windsor Community Center 150 Nevers Road, South Windsor, CT Check off the last minute needed gifts on your list and support the South Windsor Senior Center’s Community Service Group. We have doubled the size of our show with several rooms of crafts and specialty foods! Hotdogs and salads available for purchase!

New, unique, quality, handmade crafts!

Public Skating Coupon

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!

Valid Through Jan 30th, 2020

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

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Anniversary SEPTEMBER 14, 2019 5:30pm - 9:30pm • Rotar y Baseball Field

Celebrating

(behind The South Windsor Community Center) Raindate 9/15/2019

9:00am-12:00pm South Windsor Farmers Market Food Trucks: 1:00pm Trailblazer Poker Ryed Mazz Pizza Company 3:30pm-5:00pm Registration for Parks Scavenger Hunt Thomas’ Smokey Pit Stop 5:30pm-6:30pm VIP tent by invitation only Sultan Kebab 5:30-8:30pm Food Trucks Makin’Bacon Live Music-Coyote River Band Dude’s Donuts Family Activities and more! 6:15pm & 7:15pm Silent Disco 8:30pm 3D Fireworks

• Bring your family and friends! Sorry but please….no pups allowed!

CO-SPONSORED BY

• Don’t forget a chair or blanket to enjoy the fireworks!

• Register at recreation.southwindsor.org for Trailblazer Poker Ryed – Mountain Bike trail rides with a twist-1:00pm at Rye St. Park

• Parks Scavenger Hunt and be entered to win gift cards!

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• Limited edition chocolate bars while supplies last! Will you find a Golden Ticket?

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Pierre Starr

Notable Veteran tie to South Windsor Long before the 20th century, veterans had connections to South Windsor. Pierre Starr was one. A Connecticut native, born November 18, 1839 in New London, Connecticut, Dr. Pierre S. Starr was a known surgeon for three years during the Civil War. After being educated at Williston Seminary, Easthampton, Massachusetts, he then attended and graduated in 1860 from Yale. Pierre received his medical degree from New York University in 1862 and subsequently enlisted in the US military. He was transferred to various locations and performed his medical and surgical duties in many southern states, including Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina. Following the end of the Civil War, Dr. Starr practiced medicine in Chicago, Illinois from 1866-1871. On May 27, 1868, he married Louise Green Tudor in South Windsor. In 1871, the Starr family, now numbering five, which included their three children, Mary, Louis, and Robert, moved to Hartford, Connecticut, where Pierre practiced medicine until his 1910 retirement. He died March 11, 1920 and is buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London. The longstanding South Windsor tie comes as the above information was found by Dr. Starr’s great-grandson, Main Street South Windsor resident Robert Starr III. Bob found his greatgrandfather’s letters and journal from the Civil War in the attic of his home. Subsequent to this historic find, “For my Grandchildren” The Civil War Journey of Pierre Starr was compiled and published by Brad Quinlan and Jason Rusk.

Upcoming Events at Veterans Memorial Park: Veterans Day Ceremony Monday, November 11, 2019 • 11:00am

Wreaths Across America Saturday, December 14, 2019 • 12:00pm

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Pride in OUR Parks Pride in OUR Parks (PIOP) is a new community service opportunity for resident civic and non-profit organizations. The program is an amazing result of a highly successful Eagle Scout project completed by Derek Von Nieda from Boy Scout Troop 880 officially recognized in January, 2015. The project spanned over a years’ time and consisted of 212 man hours. His task was to outfit a 6’ x 10’ parks & recreation department box trailer with the necessary hand tools to clean parks and clear trails within our park system. Derek determined the inventory of tools and then designed and custom built the interior storage and racking system that kept everything organized and could withstand the jostling and shifting of transporting. The program is available to all non-profit and civic organizations who would like to volunteer time to schedule a clean-up day at a park, or spruce up a trail to help maintain and display “pride in our parks”. All that is necessary is an adult leader to contact our office at 860-648-6355 to discuss and agree upon a location of interest and in need of some TLC, schedule a day or weekend and we will deliver the trailer and its content to the desired site for your group to use to accomplish the chore at hand. An adult leader would need to sign-out the keys to the trailer in advance and return them after completing the scheduled duration. This opportunity in many cases qualifies for merit badges, credit towards organization membership or required achievements. 48

We are lucky to have some beautiful properties, won’t you consider joining us and show “pride in OUR parks”?


The day that makes a difference.

Trails for Charities Day One Location‌. Many Fundraisers! May 17, 2020

Planning a fundraiser?

SWPRD will provide a DJ

Trails remain open to the public

Our 5th annual event

or band, public address

throughout the day. Groups

dedicated to charity

system, first aid, bathroom

are responsible for their own

walks/runs held on our

facilities, safe trails, water

registration and timing company

trail system in Nevers

station, food trucks and

if needed. Charities must show

Rd. Park is supported

family activities!

proof of 501c-3.

by South Windsor Parks and Recreation from start to finish!

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BIKING & HIKING EVENTS

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

Connecting Our Community Celebration!

September 21, 2019 11:00am On Saturday, September 21, the town of South Windsor will be hosting a Ribbon-Tying event to celebrate the

new sidewalks installed on Sullivan Avenue and Buckland Road. Residents and visitors to South Windsor are now able to safely cross Ellington Road from the Town Hall and the South Windsor Public Library to the Town Center connecting businesses including restaurants

and shops. The sidewalks begin at our Town Hall and

continue to The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk.

The Ribbon-Tying begins at 11am in front of the South Windsor Public Library with a dedication followed by raffles and walks. See details on swwww.org.

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BIKING & HIKING EVENTS

2nd Annual Trailblazer Poker Ryed

Saturday, September 14, 2019 Rye St. Park 1:00pm-3:00pm Bring your mountain bike to Rye Street Park to test your riding skills on 4 miles of meandering mountain bike trails. Draw a

playing card from one of our members at various sites along the ride. At the end of the ride, the lucky rider with the best poker hand wins! No Age restrictions.

Moonlight Walks November 9, 2019 • 7:00pm January 10, 2020 • 7:00pm March 7, 2020 • 7:00pm Venture outside with SWW&WW for a moonlight trek through Nevers Park. Meet at the Rotary Pavilion for a

cup of hot chocolate and stay warm around the fire pit. The

1.5 mile walk begins at 7:00pm. If there is snow, bring your cross-country skis or snowshoes. Please bring a flashlight,

family and friends. Call the Cancellation hotline if weather threatens. 860-648-6349

Registration required. Online registration is encouraged.

In person registration begins at 12:30p.m. Poker ride starts are between 1:00-2:30p.m.

Hosted by South Windsor Parks and Recreation! Raindate Sunday 9/15

Heritage Day

Saturday, October 5, 2019 9:00am-4:00pm Main St. South Windsor Adjacent to the East Windsor Hill Post Office

South Windsor Walk & Wheel Ways (SWW&WW) will be

Seeking Volunteers-4th Grade Bicycle Safety Education Program If you enjoy riding your bike, spending time outdoors and working with children eager to ride bikes, then join us in assisting students in mastering bicycle safety skills.

Members of SWW&WW and dedicated volunteers assist PE

teachers with basic safety skills such as bike helmet fit, the ABC Quick Check, proper bike fit, hand signals, scanning, changing

gears, fixing a flat and rules of the road. First time students are taught “Balance First” method.

participating in the annual Heritage Day event by showcasing

Volunteers assist with working one on one with students,

exciting new proposed South Windsor Crosstown Trail we are

practice rules of the road. The program is held in the fall and

trails and greenways in South Windsor. Learn more about the working on.

spotting, off bike lessons and riding through neighborhoods to spring each year at all South Windsor Elementary Schools.

For more info and to volunteer, contact swwandww@cox.net

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1 Veterans Memorial Park

11 Community Center

2 Nevers Park

12 South Windsor High School

One 3-hoop rack inside pool area.

One 3-hoop rack lower parking lot off Chief Ryan Way.

3 Little League Complex

One 3-hoop rack next to Snack Shack.

4 Rye Street Park

One 3-hoop rack near Snack Shack.

5 Michael Donnelly Preserve One 3-hoop rack

6 Wapping Park

One 3-hoop rack at parking lot.

Businesses

Three 3-hoop racks. Concert Area, Banana Republic, Clarks.

8 Stop & Shop Grocery Store One 4-hoop rack.

Two 3-hoop racks. Boundless Playground & Farmer’s Market

One 5-hoop rack.

One 5-hoop rack. Removed while new school is built.

One 5-hoop rack.

One 5-hoop rack.

One rolling rack

One 5-hoop rack.

One 5-hoop rack in front of Library

13 Philip R. Smith Elementary School 14 Timothy Edwards Middle School 15 Eli Terry Elementary School 16 Wood Memorial Library 17 Parks & Recreation Department 18 Town Hall/South Windsor Library Churches

9 Geissler’s Grocery Store

19 Wapping Community Church

10 Dairy Queen

20 St. Margaret Mary Church

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7 Evergreen Walk Shops

One 4-hoop rack. One 4-hoop rack.

One 4-hoop rack.

One 3-hoop rack.


Hosting a Party?

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

The Nevers Park Rotary Pavilion

Wapping Parks and Recreation Facility

Available from May 1st to Early October 2019. Available on: Weekdays, 12:00pm to 8:00pm Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00am to 8:00pm

Friday: 6pm-10pm Saturday: 9am-10pm Sunday: 9am-10pm

Fees Weekend Non-Profit Business Weekday

Resident Non-resident $300 $500 $100 $200 $300 $500 $100 $200

Rotary Pavilion II at Veterans Memorial Park

Plenty of parking available!

Rental times include setup and breakdown.

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Accommodates 60 people $100 first hour & $50 every hour after.

Banquet Hall

Accommodates 60-100 people

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Residents ONLY- maximum of 100 guests Available from May 1st to Early October 2019. August 26th-October 1st Fees Weekday Weekend 12:00pm-8:00pm 9am-8:00pm Resident $300 $300 Non-Profit $100 $100 Business $300 $400

$200 first hour & $100 every hour after.

Kitchen

(Only Available with Banquet Hall Rental): $100 flat fee.

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

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Enjoy Our Beautiful Parks

1. Lawrence Road Park:

7. Frank Niederwerfer Wildlife Sanctuary

Located on Lawrence Road in the northeast corner of town.

2. Linear Park:

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

3. Little League Complex:

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

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

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

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

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

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

5. Nevers Park:

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

6. Oak Street Neighborhood Park:

MAP KEY

4.9 acres located on Oak Street.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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A. B. C. D.

Ellsworth, BOE Eli Terry Elementary Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility South Windsor High School

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

PRIVATE GOLF COURSES i. Topstone ii. Willowbrook

DOG PARK PARKS


Lawrence Road Park:

Oak Street Neighborhood Park:

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

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

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

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

Linear Park:

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

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

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

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

Little League Complex:

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

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

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

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

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

Nevers Park:

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

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

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

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

Frank Niederwerfer Wildlife Sanctuary (formerly Pudim Property):

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

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

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

Rye Street Park:

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

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

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

Veterans Memorial Park:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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