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NOV 17

NEW & UPCOMING • Resident Registration 11/17

• NEW! Winter Farmers' Market

• Non-Resident Registration 11/24

• IT’S BACK! Skate with Santa! • SAVE THE DATE! 49th Annual Egg Hunt!


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Your Satisfaction Guaranteed! Our Staff Molly Keays, Director of Parks and Recreation

Parks Division John Caldwell, Superintendent of Parks Dave Turkington, Parks Manager Ben Bedard, Parks Maintainer I Jake Burnham, Parks Maintainer III Mike Driscoll, Parks Maintainer II Mike Hanrahan, Parks Maintainer II Rob Hunt, Parks Maintainer II Steve Linton, Parks Maintainer II Bryan McTeague, Parks Maintainer I Michael Samsel, Parks Maintainer II Mike Spielman, Maintainer III Brian Sullivan, Parks Maintainer II

Recreation Division Jen Filer, CPRP, Assistant Director Ashley Casiano, Recreation Supervisor Cheryl Gerber, Recreation Supervisor Nancy Glynn, Recreation Supervisor Shelby Kosa, Recreation Supervisor Kerry Macchi, Administrative Secretary Leah Margelony, Customer Service Clerk Stephanie Tostarelli-Parker, Administrative Operations Manager 2

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

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

abilities Act (ADA) prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability. ADA requires that recreation programs must be implemented in the most integrated setting possible, appropriate for each individual. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to contact the South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department

at least two weeks in advance regarding any accommodations needed to assist

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

Weather Cancellation Policy Prior to the start of the program, call the cancellation hotline number (860-

648-6349) for the most recently updated information. Make-up classes will be scheduled if the schedule, facility, and instructor have availability to do so.

Program Enrollment Statement 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

• Adult Programs................................... 10

• Youth & Teen Programs......................... 6

• Rental Facilities................................... 14

• Special Needs ..................................... 8

• Special Events................................. 8, 16

“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 Community Band: Community Chorus: Lee Mann, Sr., President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-875-2589 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 South Windsor Association of Snowmobilers: Roger Tripp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-289-0747 South Windsor Chamber of Commerce. . 860-644-9442 Special Olympics: Dan Rezende. . . . . . . . . 860-644-9703 Topstone Golf Course. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-648-4653 Wapping Fair: Paul Petrillo. . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-573-6780 Accredited Day Care Centers 3

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.

HOW TO REGISTER IN PERSON Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility,

91 Ayers Road, South Windsor, CT 06074

We use a positive approach to behavior management. However,

MAIL – Mail in a registration form. Mailed or faxed registrations are processed at end of business day.

evaluation of each situation on its own merits.

FAX – 860-648-5048

we reserve the right to take appropriate action based upon an

Public Safety


hol, we will suggest that you allow us to help find someone to

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

ties if deemed appropriate.

When to Register

Contact Us:

all programs. Non-resident registration begins Wednesday, November 24, 2021

If you appear impaired or under the influence of drugs or alcodrive you and your child home. We will notify proper authori-

Do you have any ideas or suggestions for our Parks &

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

Phone: 860-648-6355

Hotline: 860-648-6349

Email us:

Fax: 860-648-5048


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:

Thursday, November 11, 2021; Thursday, November 25,2021; Friday, November 26, 2021; Friday, December 24th, 2021; Friday, December 31, 2021; Monday, January 17, 2021; Friday, February 11, 2021; Monday, February 21,2021

On the Web:



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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 Wednesday, November 17, 2021 for 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 Human Services Department determines all fee assistance for qualified residents. For more information on how to apply, contact the Human Services Department at 150 Nevers Road, South Windsor.

Refund Policy

Many programs are very popular and fill quickly, so quickly that we often have waiting lists for them. All requests for cancellations, refunds, or transfers must be made in writing via email to or in person in our office located at the Wapping Parks and Recreation Facility. In order to receive a full refund and allow us time to fill spots from the waitlist, all requests must be received by 4:30pm on the Wednesday prior to the start of the session. All refund requests are considered on a case-by-case basis and subject to the discretion of the Parks and Recreation Department. For 4th “R” and Preschool cancellation/refund policies, please see the department info on our website.

I Forgot My Username or Password

Visit - 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 registration can be accessed 24 hours a day.

Create your RecDesk account now before registration begins on November 17th!


• Go to and click the “Log In” button on the top right corner.

STEP TWO • Create an account.

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


• 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. 5

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. •


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

Food Explorers Join Food Explorers for a morning of holiday recipes!

You’ll learn how to make a tasty Peppermint Bark Dip and Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberry Santas, plus you’ll play some fun games and

activities about food. Each child will make their own individual portion. All recipes are nut free but do contain dairy.

Tuesday, December 28th from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Grades 2-5 Resident fee: $44 Non-resident fee: $49

Join Food Explorers for some winter cooking!

You’ll make warm and delicious Banana Bread Cake Pops (with

chocolate chips, of course!) and Broccoli Cheese Quesadillas for lunch, plus you’ll play some fun games and activities about food. Each child

will make their own individual portion. All recipes are nut free but do contain dairy

Thursday, Februar y 17th from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Grades 2-5 Resident fee: $44 Non-resident fee: $49

Learn to Skate Program 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 funda-

Join Food Explorers to create some famous Tik Tok recipes!

Have you ever heard of Apple Pie Quesadillas or Pancake Cereal? We’re making both in this class, as well as learning all about food.

Each child will make their own individual portion. All recipes are nut free but do contain dairy.

Tuesday, March 15th from 9 a.m.– 12 p.m. Grades 2-5 Resident fee: $44 Non-resident fee: $49

mentals of ice skating while teaching them the necessary skills that

are used for their further skating advancement. Skate Rentals avail-

able for an additional $10 for each 4 week session, you must provide your own helmet.

Fridays, 6:40 p.m. – 7:40 p.m. December 3, 10 and 17* January 7, 14, 21 and 28 February 4, 11, 18 and 25 March 4, 11, 18 and 25 Residents: $80 Non-residents: $90 *December fee (3 classes): $65/$75 Location: South Windsor Arena Instructor: South Windsor Arena Staff

6 Abrakadoodle’s Doodle Art Studio

Abrakadoodle: Castles to Cartoons!

Virtual or In Person Options

Virtual or In Person Options

We experience art from the tops of our heads to the tips of our toes. We learn about Israeli artist Gil Sadeh who creates lip, eye and nose sculptures. We'll use Model Magic to create a mouth with expression! The work of fingerprint artist Chuck Close will be explored while we create interesting landscapes using our hands and fingertips. Hands, feet, forearms, lips and even bones help us learn about a variety of artistic styles and create an interesting body of art!!!

Castles to cartoons and lots of fun in between. Learn about the use of real gold in manuscript illumination during the Middle Ages. Zoom forward six hundred years to the present and practice creating cartoon drawings like professional animators such as Azulejos. Ikebana sculptures take us from Portugal to Japan. Try a hand at stippling flowers and designing a logo with our names.

Thursdays Januar y 6th – Februar y 10th Twoosy: 9:30am Mini Doodler: 10:30am Doodler: 4:15pm Resident: $75 Non-resident: $85 All Supplies are included

Jukido Jujitsu (Ages 6+) Jukido is a traditional Japanese Jujitsu class teaching realistic self-defense. The techniques that a student will learn includes throws, take-

downs, 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 Wednesdays 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm December – March Location: Wapping Activity room 37 Instructor: Paul Ward Residents: $30 Non-residents: $35 Sundays 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. December – March (n/c 12/26) Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility Gym Instructor: Paul Ward Residents: $30/ month Non-residents: $35/ month

Thursdays Februar y 24th – March 31st Twoosy: 9:30am Mini Doodler: 10:30am Doodler: 4:15pm Resident: $75 Non-resident: $85 All supplies are included

Children’s Musical – Tut,Tut! (Ages 7-12) TUT, TUT! is inspired by the life of “King Tut” (the 10-year old who became King of Egypt) with a touch of Mark Twain’s “The Prince and the Pauper”. The story begins with a young Prince Tut who is bored of the royal life, so he wanders into the streets of the city looking for adventure. Suddenly he meets a peasant who looks just like him! They concoct a plan to trade places for three days. But when the King dies and Prince Tut must ascend the throne, their plan goes terribly awry. This year we plan to perform live! (If circumstances change, the performance will be live-streamed and recorded). Visit or email for more info.


12/10, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 12/11, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 12/14, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 1/5 – 3/31 (NC 2/17) Dress Rehearsals: Friday, 3/25, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 3/26, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Saturday, 4/2, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Thursday, 4/7, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Performances: Friday, 4/8, 7:00 p.m. & Saturday, 4/9, 7:00 p.m. Fee: $200

More programs are available teenagers 15+ in the Adult section.

Location: CT Performing Arts Center (869 Sullivan Ave, Suite 9) *Dress Rehearsals and performances to be held at Timothy Edwards Middle School (100 Arnold Way) Instructors: CT Performing Arts Center Staff


Moonlight Walks Friday, November 19, 2021 Friday, April 1, 2022

Venture outside with South Windsor Walk & Wheel Ways


for a moonlight trek through Nevers Park.

Meet at the Rotary Pavilion at 6:45pm for a cup of hot chocolate and a chance to stay warm around the fire pit. The 1.5-mile walk begins at 7:00pm. Please bring a flashlight, family, and friends!

Call the cancellation hotline if weather threatens at 860-648-6349.

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 basketball! Each athlete will be paired with a High School student/athlete buddy. Each buddy will assist the athlete with developing their skills, raising self-esteem and having fun while making new friends! Saturdays, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. 1/8-2/12, $20/family Location: Eli Terry School 8

The Lodge at Maneeley’s 65 RYE STREET, SOUTH WINDSOR, CT


CONTACT CHERYL GERBER at (860)690-2574 or

Sunday, January 9, 2022 10:00 a.m. start Run to your Resolution in 2022! Kick off the year with us and the Hartford Marathon Foundation for our 3rd annual 5k Resolution Run. Lace up your sneakers, 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 postrace party! Registration/Packet Pickup starting at 8:30 a.m. Connecticut Valley Brewing Company Additional information:

Upcoming Patriotic Events at Veterans’ Memorial Park 575 Pleasant Valley Road

Veterans Day Ceremony Thursday, November 11, 2021 • 11:00am

Wreaths Across America Saturday, December 18, 2021 • 12:00pm 9

ADULT PROGRAMS CLASS DATES, TIMES AND COST: Via Zoom or Choice if available DECEMBER Tues AM 9:30: 4 classes 12/7, 12/14, 12/21, 12/28 – $28 Tues PM 6:00: 4 classes 12/7, 12/14, 12/21, 12/28 – $28 Wed PM 6:30: 5 classes 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22, 12/29 - $35

Kripalu Yoga for Winter Wellness There is no better remedy than Kripalu Yoga for releasing winter

tightness and stiffness in your body. It is also a simple, enjoyable and inexpensive way to increase your tolerance for the daily stressors in a complex world and to renew your energy on a regular basis.

3 regular classes every week from December 2021 to March 2022 Tuesday morning 9:30am to 10:45am Tuesday evening 6:00pm to 7:15pm Wednesday evening 6:30pm to 7:45pm Instructors: Sydnie and Paul Coté

Location for Classes: • Tuesday morning 9:30 AM Choice Classes will be held and streamed in the Gym at the Recreation Center. • Both Tuesday evening 6:00 PM and Wednesday evening 6:30 PM Choice Classes will be held and streamed in the Banquet Room at the Recreation Center

JANUARY Tues AM 9:30: 4 classes 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25 - $28 Tues PM 6:00: 4 classes 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25 - $28 Wed PM 6:30: 4 classes 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26 – $28 FEBRUARY Tues AM 9:30: 4 classes 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22 - $28 Tues PM 6:00: 4 classes 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22 - $28 Wed PM 6:30: 4 classes 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23 - $28 MARCH Tues AM 9:30: 5 classes 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29 $35 Tues PM 6:00: 5 classes 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29 $35 Wed PM 6:30: 5 classes 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30 $35

Important Tip: We encourage students to attend back-to-back classes on both Tuesday and Wednesday. Why do this? Because several recent

studies have shown that compared to taking just one yoga class, taking

two yoga classes on back-to-back days increases the physical and mental benefits of yoga exponentially. That’s why people go to expensive yoga retreats. And we offer all students this extra class free!

Class cancellations: Any in-person class canceled due to winter storms or Q: Are you either not familiar with or unsure about a Zoom yoga class?

closing of the Recreation Center will be held virtually via Zoom. If mask

We are offering Free try it out Zoom classes on Tuesday, November 16 at the 9:30 am class or the 6:00 pm class and Wednesday November 17 at the 6:30 pm class. We have many students who have continued their yoga practice with Zoom during the pandemic and speak highly of the experience. If you’ve never tried one of our Zoom classes – or even if you tried one and weren’t sure if you liked it - we encourage you to give a Free Class a try. No obligation!

Our classes have a specific theme each month:

To receive logon information for one of the free classes plus Zoom instructions and tips to help you have a great Zoom experience, email us at no later than Monday, November 15.

heart to uplift your mood and boost your immune system.


mandates are once again necessary, all classes will be held virtually.

December: As the days grow shorter and darker, learn the yoga way to light your own fire and celebrate the Winter Solstice with us.

January: Stay healthy learning and practicing the yoga comprehensive system for physical health and mental well-being.

February: Ward off the winter doldrums by learning the power of your March: Shake off the heaviness and inertia of winter and get ready for

spring. These classes will be energetic and invigorating, but not difficult. SPECIAL CLASS!

Saturday Morning Virtual Fusion Yoga Fusion Yoga is the name coined for combining and blending different forms of yoga. These 90-minute virtual classes grew out of the very popular chair yoga classes Sydnie offered last year. But it now has evolved into much more. These classes are appropriate for all levels of ability and flexibility. The classes will be on 10 Saturday mornings during the winter months. Bonus! Students can register for one class at a time for just $8. These classes are a tune-up for your health and well being and a great way to start your winter weekends. The classes will combine easy, unbelievably great stretches from a chair; Kripalu breathing practices; standing leg strengthening and balancing movements using a chair for support if necessary; gentle yin yoga postures to stretch and condition the deep connective tissues for added flexibility; a guided relaxation; and an introduction to and practice of various methods of seated meditation. DECEMBER 4 • DECEMBER 18 JANUARY 8 • JANUARY 22 • JANUARY 29 FEBRUARY 12 • FEBRUARY 26 MARCH 5 • MARCH 19 • MARCH 26 Instructor: Sydnie Coté Time: Saturday Morning 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM Dates: Selected dates in December 2021 and January, February and March 2022 (see below) Cost: $8 per class Location: Zoom Zoom logon information will be sent out to those registered on the Friday afternoon prior to class. If you register later than that, please email us no later than 30 minutes before class begins so we can send you logon information.

Creative Cardio-Aerobics with Body Sculpt (Ages 16+) In-Person Registration

Zoom Registration: Meeting ID# 407 149 5311, Passcode: 2m4E2f 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, 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. Tested to have over 3,500 Fitbit steps per class! A great workout for all fitness levels. Register for either in-person classes or zoom. Location: Wapping Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m.-7:15 p.m. Instructor Linda Hull DECEMBER, $15.00 JANUARY, $20 FEBRUARY, $20 MARCH, $25

N/C 12/28

THURSDAYS, 6:00 P.M.-7:15 P.M.


DECEMBER, $15.00 N/C 12/23, 12/30 JANUARY, $20 FEBRUARY, $20 MARCH, $25



(Ages 15+)

Did you ever wonder what you would do if you had to defend yourself or your family?

There is no App you can download to replace personal readiness! Just like everything in life, you actually have to practice to be effective at anything you do.

With Kokondo Karate you will learn effective and practical self-de-

fense. We will train for multiple attackers, surprise attacks, grabs, pushes, weapons and learn take downs. We will deal with real life situations with candid discussion and realistic defenses that work.

In this ongoing, co-ed class we will be working with striking pads and

shields to practice your kicks and punches. During the hands-on training with your partner, we will work on grabs and take downs.

Nothing good comes easy, be prepared to work! We will do warm ups,

body conditioning, mobility drills, basic techniques, Kata's and stretches. For you and your partners' safety, keep excess jewelry at home and wear comfortable but durable clothing.

Peter J Dylag is a resident of South Windsor and started training with Kokondo Karate in 1989 directly under its founder Mr. Paul Arel and earned his 5th Degree Black Belt in 2013.

For more information visit: Students may try their 1st class for free. Sundays, December-March, 5:30-6:30pm, (n/c 12/26) Location: Wapping Gym Residents: $30/month Non-residents: $35/ month Instructor: Paul Ward or Peter Dylag

Artsplash Paint Night

(Ages 16+)

Classes will be held virtually Register with friends and have a virtual paint party! Canvas and

paint supplies included. Brushes are an additional $5 if needed. Each Month there will be a new theme! Thursday, December 9th at 7pm.

Theme: Vincent Van Gogh Winter Landscape. Thursday, January 13th at 7pm.

Theme: Elita Patmalniece Portrait. This one will be fun because it’s

a pop art creation, but we will include a lesson on how to draw symmetrically on a grid.

Thursday, February 10th at 7pm.

Theme: Black History Month. Kara Walker inspired by her piece, Darkytown Rebellion

Thursday, March 10th at 7pm.

South Windsor Community Band Open to all instrumentalists age 18 and up. No audition is required.

For more information, please go to Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m $20/twice a year


(Ages 18+)

Theme: Women’s History Month. Create a place setting at a mock

dinner table for your favorite historical woman in honor of Judy Chicago’s installation, The Dinner Party.

Residents: $35/ per person or $75 for 3 people Non-residents: $40/ per person or $85 for 3 people


Safesitter Babysitter Program

Designed for employee training in workplaces, scouting leaders,

Safe Sitter® is a program for 11–14-year-olds where you will learn

and/or designated first responders who have a duty to respond to

younger children.

coaches, and non-medical home care workers. For employees

a first aid or cardiac emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements.

What is covered? • Adult first aid (first aid basics, medical and injury emergencies) • Adult, child, and infant CPR • Foreign-body airway obstruction • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Dates: December 19th at 9am, January 16th at 9am, February 20th at 9am, March 20th at 9am Cost: $88 Location: CPR Professionals Training Center, 479 Buckland Rd One day class, approximately 5 hours

life-saving skills so you can be safe if you’re home alone or watching You’ll play fun games and do some role-playing exercises — you even get to use manikins to practice choking rescue!

Your mom and dad will feel better knowing you’re prepared to handle whatever situation comes up, and you’ll be ready to be in charge! This is a 6 hour course.

What is covered? Babysitting as a Business Infant & Child Choking Rescue Injury Prevention & Injury Management Behavior Management Safety for the Sitter Child Care Essentials Infant and Child CPR

BLS for Healthcare Provider For Healthcare Providers in a clinical medical setting. What is covered? • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR • Airway Refresher • Adult and Infant Choking

• Use of an external defibrillation with CPR Dates: December 9th at 6pm, January 13th at 6pm, February 10th at 6pm, March 10th at 6pm Cost: $82 Location: CPR Professionals Training Center, 479 Buckland Rd One day class, approximately 3 hours

Dates: December 11th at 9am, February 26th at 8am Cost: $97 Location: CPR Professionals Training Center, 479 Buckland Rd

Safe@Home Safe@Home by Safe Sitter® is a program designed for students in

grades 4-6 to prepare them to be safe when they are home alone. The

program is designed to enable any adult that enjoys teaching preteens to facilitate an introductory level program to prepare students to care

for themselves when parents are away for short periods of time. Safe@ Home is a 90-minute program that teaches students how to practice safe habits, how to prevent unsafe situations, and what to do when

faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies. Stu-

Heartsaver Pediatric CPR and First Aid For childcare workers that are employed or wish to be employed by a State of CT certified child daycare center.

What is covered? • Adult/child/infant CPR with AED and choking • Basic First Aid for children • State of CT required supplemental materials. (Contagious diseases, diapering, child abuse, etc.)

dents are also introduced to the Safe Sitter® First Aid Chart and learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses. Dates: January 11th at 6pm, March 15th at 6pm Cost: $25 Location: CPR Professionals Training Center, 479 Buckland Rd

This is a 6-hour course mandated by the State of Connecticut. Dates: December 12th at 8am, January 8th at 8am, February 12th at 8am, March 12th at 8am Cost: $97 Location: CPR Professionals Training Center, 479 Buckland Rd 13

Hosting a Party?

Outdoor Options

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

The Nevers Park Rotary Pavilion Available from May 1st to Mid-October. Available on: Weekdays, 12:00pm to 8:00pm Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00am to 8:00pm Fees Weekday Weekend Business weekday Business weekend Non-Profit

Resident Non-resident $100 $200 $400 $600 $100 $200 $400 $600 $150 $200

Veterans Memorial Park Rotary Pavilion Available from May 1st to Mid-October. Available on: Weekdays, 12:00pm to 8:00pm Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00am to 8:00pm *additional fee for access to the pool during normal pool season and hours.

Fees Weekday Weekend Business weekday Business weekend Non-Profit 14

Resident Non-resident $100 $200 $400 $600 $100 $200 $400 $600 $150 $200

Call us at 860-648-6355 for more information and to check availability!

Indoor Options

Wapping Parks and Recreation Facility Friday: 6pm-10pm Saturday: 9am-10pm Sunday: 9am-10pm Rental times include setup and breakdown.

Banquet Hall

Accommodates up to 75 people $100/hour with a minimum of 2 hours *non-resident fee of $100 for each rental*

Our newly renovated Banquet Hall is available for private events up to 75 people. Great for Birthday parties, Bridal Showers or Baby Showers. 60-inch round tables and black Chiavari chairs are included with your rental.

Room 33

Accommodates up to 30 people $50/hour with a minimum of 2 hours *non-resident fee of $100 for each rental*

Room 33 is perfect for your smaller gathering, as it can accommodate your private event up to 30 people. 6-foot banquet tables and stacking chairs are included with your rental.


South Windsor Parks & Recreation

Winter Farmers’ Market SWPRD Farmers’ Market kicks off the holiday season with our first-annual holiday market! Join us as our market continues to support small, local businesses! re-visit some of your favorite summer market vendors and meet some new ones too!

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November 13 & 20 Saturdays 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM December 4 & 11 Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility (91 Ayers Road, South Windsor, CT)



Let’s light up our town with

Hope December 11, 2021 at 3:30pm Nevers Road • Porter’s Hill Preorder luminaries as of November 1

Advertise with SWPRD!

Promote your business


support programs, parks,and facilities in your community!


Help South Windsor Community Women’s Club light up our town with HOPE! Join us for South Windsor’s HOPE on the Hill,

a non-denominational celebration of Hope for the holiday

season and the New Year. Meet us on December 11, 2021 at 3:30

at Nevers Rd/Porters Hill for cocoa, crafts and caroling as we light up the hill! Enjoy the lights throughout town!

Ten Luminaria bags with battery operated tea lights can be

purchased for $20. Five bags will help light up HOPE on the

Hill and five bags will help light your own home! Extra bags are $5 each. All proceeds support SW Community Women’s Club scholarships and community projects.

Email as of 11/1 to preorder luminaries or

purchase on 12/11, 1:30-3:00 at Nevers Rd. soccer field parking lot. Sponsored by South Windsor Community Women’s Club and South Windsor Parks and Recreation

Whether your company is looking for exposure at our pool or on the basketball courts, you have options. Sponsoring Sports Programs is a great way to promote your company while helping support our mission to provide quality recreation programs and exceptional experiences. A new feature at the Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility is the unique opportunity for South Windsor organizations, companies and other groups to rent a billboard in our halls. We host hundreds of meetings throughout the week and will be growing our rental capacity this fall. Share your business at our new home! South Windsor Parks & Recreation hosts many Special Events throughout the year. These fun and exciting events are attended by thousands of SW residents. By sponsoring an event you can be a part of our next Kite Night, Porter's Hill Pumpkin Roll or our next innovative event! Our beautiful Nevers Park is visited by joggers, walkers, pups, and people every day. Did you know Nevers Park is also the home of South Windsor’s high and low element ropes course? Support the teambuilding and leadership program by sponsoring one of the elements.

Interested? Email today... Contact: to receive your sponsorship catalogue

Find the special red mailbox at the corner of Sand Hill Rd. and Nevers Rd. across from the South Windsor Police Department! Drop your letters in and Santa will respond with a personalized letter delivered to your home! (SWPRD elves will be sure your letters get delivered to the North Pole!)

Have you thought about what you’d like Santa to bring this year? Did you start your letter? Make sure you complete it and we will help get it to the North Pole!

Drop off your letters! NOV. 29 – DEC. 19, 2021 Nevers Rd. Park, South Windsor

Skate with Santa! Get into the holiday spirit by joining the SW Parks & Rec Department for an evening of skating. Santa and his Elves

from the Parks & Recreation Department will be at the South

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

Windsor Arena for an evening of Holiday skating fun!

FREE with a donation of a new unwrapped toy.

December 11, 2021 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 South Windsor Human Services' Adopt a Child Program.

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.


49th Annual South Windsor Parks & Recreation

Sponsored by Imperial Oil & Plumbing

FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2022


Come enjoy this FREE fun-filled family event! Please bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the South Windsor Food and Fuel Bank Collect filled plastic eggs, see the spring bunny and enjoy a snack. BE SURE TO BRING SOMETHING TO COLLECT YOUR EGGS IN! Then, step inside the High School for the South Windsor 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! Sensory friendly Kids’ Fair is 9:00am-10:00am.

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


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

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


AGE 2 10:00 a.m.

AGE 3 10:15 a.m.

AGE 4 10:30 a.m.

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

GRADE 1 11:00 a.m.

GRADE 2 11:15 a.m.


The day that makes a difference.

Trails for Charities Day One Location…. Many Fundraisers! May 22, 2022

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!

Interested? Email for more info! 21

The Max Day of Giving Healthy Habits Family Fair March 26, 2022 • roam - 2pm 91 Ayers Road, South Windsor. CT 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. • Cooking Demo's • Hands On Activities • Fitness Classes

• · Bounce Houses • Arts and Crafts • Face Painting

• Food and Craft Vendors • and so much more!

Sponsored by:

A StateFarm'" � SOUTH WINDSOR Parks & Recreation

Douglas Brown, Agent

(Snow date March 22nd)






Holiday Gingerbread House Festival Celebrate “Happy Golden Days” and experience one of the largest gingerbread house festivals in New England. The Wood Memorial Library & Museum’s 11th Annual Gingerbread House Festival opens Friday, November 26 and runs thru Saturday, December 19, 2021. The Friends of Wood Memorial Library and Museum are celebrating their Golden Anniversary and invite you to celebrate “Happy Golden Days” with them this year at their 12th Annual Gingerbread House Festival. One of the largest gingerbread house festivals in New England opens Thanksgiving weekend and runs from Friday, November 26th thru Sunday, December 19th, 2021. Stroll past fairy tale houses and fantasy trains all covered with bright, colorful candy. Located on historic Old Main Street, the Wood Memorial Library provides the perfect holiday venue for showcasing the sugary artistic creations among sparkling lights and colorful decor. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and gaze upon replicas of historical buildings alongside edible villages, all created by regional artisans and bakers, students and community members, expert and beginner alike. . Finally, don’t forget to stop by “Ye Olde Gingerbread Shoppe” for the opportunity to take home a bit of the magic with many holiday themed gifts and treats.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! If you would like to enter your own gingerbread masterpiece in the show, we welcome all skill levels and there is no entry fee. See website for details: The Wood Memorial Library & Museum is located at 783 Main Street, South Windsor, CT 06074. Festival hours are Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 7pm; Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 5pm. The library is closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For more information about the festival or how to enter your own gingerbread masterpiece visit

For more info including a detailed schedule of events call 860-289-1783 or visit


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