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Summer 2011 Guide to leisure and fun 6 FAIRFIELD BLVD • WALLINGFORD, CT 06492 • PHONE (203) 294-2120

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suMMeR s uMM MMe eR 2011 Recreation & Fun! DaviD J. Doherty recreation center Location: 6 Fairfield Blvd.

Wallingford, CT 06492 telephone: 203-294-2120 FaX: 203-294-2127 email: Web site: hours of operation Business hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm Facility hours: 8:30am to 10:00pm

Monday thru Friday Summer hours: Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm (Sunday Closed) Program info hotline: 203-294-2126 Members of:

Now that the weather is getting a little nicer after this memorable winter, we hope you head out and engage in some leisurely activities. These leisurely activities can be found in our Parks and Recreation Guides. Inside our Summer 2011 Program Guide, you will find a wide variety of programs, activities and events. Our staff has worked diligently in putting together quality summer programs for all participants. Our camp offerings range from traditional playground programs to our month long Summer Arts Programs. For our sports enthusiasts check out our sports camps covering football, baseball, tennis, golf and basketball to name a few. Any future architects or engineers? Our very popular Lego Engineering Camp will be taking place in August. The very popular Twilight Tunes concerts return to the Parade Grounds at Town Hall with a great line up of bands to entertain us all this summer. Please see the performer line up and schedule under the Special Events section. Four of the five bands this summer will be first time performers for our Twilight Tunes Concerts. Their sounds and enthusiasm will get you out of your seats this summer! From all of us at the Parks and Recreation Department, we hope you all have an active, safe and enjoyable Summer! Best regards, Kenny Michaels Recreation Program Specialist

• Connecticut Recreation & Parks Association • National Recreation & Parks Association • Learning Resources Network • New England Park Association • National Youth Sports Coaches Association

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Early Childhood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Sports & Leagues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-10 Health and Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-15 Fine Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Performing Arts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15-16 Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Back Cover

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Programs and Leisure activities for Youth

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NFL Flag League, Wallingford Vikings Junior Football and the Wallingford Parks and Recreation Hip House Dance series Once again the Hip House Dance Series Department would like to invite all boys and girls ages 8-15 to come be part of is back for another year of fun and the nationwide skills event sponsored by excitement. The Parks and Recreation Department would like to welcome back the National Football League. Winners all of the returning 7th and 8th graders from our local contest will advance to while also welcoming the new 6th the sectional competition and then graders. To ensure that you are able to possibly to the state. This could just be attend all of the dances, you must the first step on the way to a team purchase a photo ID pass. ALL championship at a NFL game. There is PARTICIPANTS WHO HAVE A PASS absolutely no cost for this program. For FROM THE 2010-11 SEASON CAN more information call Kenny Michaels, HOLD ONTO THEIR PASSES. UPON Program Specialist at 294-2120. REGISTERING FOR THIS COMING When: Tues. August 23rd, 6:30 PM YEAR A STICKER WILL BE PLACED Location: West Side Field ON THE BACK OF THE EXISTING Fee: IT’S FREE CARD. NO MORE PICTURES, NO MORE FILLING OUT AN ID CARD **Participants must bring a copy of their AGAIN. The dance pass allows you entry birth certificate to registration. to 7 dances. No passes will be sold Competitors must also compete in in the schools or on the day of the comfortable sneakers. No cleats. dance. Photo ID’s will go on sale June 1st for $30. As of September 1st, all dance passes will be $40. We encourage 4263.300 KiDs oFF roaD everyone to take advantage of the triatHLon ages 7-14 neW Date discounted price. STUDENTS WILL JuLY 16!!! NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE Kids will swim in Choate’s indoor 25 DANCE WITHOUT A 2011 – 2012 meter pool, bike and run on mostly HIP HOUSE DANCE PASS. grass and some trails. All participants will be required to ride fat-tire bikes (tires should be at least 1.25 inches wide and have knobs to grip loose gravel) and wear a bike helmet. No exceptions – equipment will be checked race morning! The course will be monitored and closed to vehicle traffic. Kids ages 7-10 will swim 50 meters, bike 1.2 miles, and run 1/2 mile. Kids ages 11-14 will swim 100 meters, 2011 - 2012 Hip House bike 2.2 miles, and run 3/4 mile. Dance scHeDuLe Awards: Each participant will receive a Back to School Bash – T-shirt for registering and a finisher’s September 16th medal for their efforts. Free raffle and Halloween Havoc – October 28th refreshments for all after event! Jump Off – January 20th Date: 7/16 Saturday Valentine’s Day Vibe – Fee: $25 February 17th Location: Choate Rosemary Hall March Madness – March 23rd Spring Fest – April 13th Last Blast – May 18th (203) 294-2120

Voyagers/Trips ll trips are subject to change in price and itinerary. Day tour cancellation A policy applies to all Wallingford Park &

Recreation day tours operated by Friendship Tours Inc. Any passenger that cancels a reservation 7 days or less prior to departure will not be eligible for a refund. We will examine cancellations on a case by case basis to determine any exceptions to this rule. Please note the Recreation Dept. will make every effort to send a representative from the office to see off the trip to and from our destination and to hear any complaints, concerns and or recommendations. It should be understood that this person is not a tour guide. Please retain the same seats throughout the trip. A tip for the coach driver is included in the trip fee. Please contribute only if you wish since the gratuity is included in the trip fees. Trips are rain or shine, unless the tour company cancels. Many trips involve walking tours; either with a tour guide or on your own. Children must be accompanied by an adult unless otherwise specified. No lap sitters on the coach bus. Complete trip itineraries will be distributed on the morning of the trip. Travel insurance is recommended for overnight trips and is offered through Friendship Tours. Forms are available at the Recreation Dept. front office.

9505.300 Boston HarBor BruncH cruise - tHe MaJestY & tiMe in QuincY MarKet saturDaY JuLY 16tH

Bus Departs Rec. Dept. 7:45am Returns: 8:00pm Fee: $79 Come aboard the Majesty, Boston Harbor Cruises’ newest addition. This luxurious vessel features a sumptuous buffet served elegantly on linen tablecloths. Narrated by a local historian, learn the past, present and future of Boston’s historic harbor as we pass the USS Constitution, Old Harbor Islands and the beauty of Boston’s skyline. Brunch buffet includes: Muffins and Danish, Crisp Garden and Asian Noodle Salads, Scrambled Eggs,


Voyagers Trips Sausage, Bacon, Pan Seared Chicken Breast with Apricot Sauce, Pasta Primavera, Gala Apple Crisp and Italian and French Pastries, Coffee, Tea. After Majesty Cruise, bus will take you over to Quincy Market for some time at the shops.

9161.300 We’re oFF to tHe races! saratoga, nY saturDaY august 13tH

Bus Departs Rec. Dept. 8:30am Returns: 10:00pm Fee: $61 We are off to the races. It’s race time and the excitement fills the air at the world renowned Saratoga Race Course. Come see where the Champion Man O’ War lost his only race. Debuting in 1863, it is the oldest race track in America. Enjoy the best in horse racing. Lunch will be on your own at the raceway. Choose from the Turf Terrace, The porch Dining Area, The Club Terrace at the Rail Pavilion and or any of the various concession stands. Dinner stop at Grandma’s Restaurant and Country Store in Albany en route home (Dinner Is On Own).

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held on the streets of historic Little Italy. Known for its festive atmosphere enjoy a wide variety of ethnic food delicacies and cooking demonstrations with over 300 vendors to choose from.

singLe game BaseBaLL triPs *ALL GAME TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO MLB TELEVISION CONTRACTS* Kansas City Royals vs Boston Red Sox Wednesday July 27th 7:05pm Bus Departs Rec. Dept. 3:00pm / Return ETA 1:00am Reserved Right Field Box Section 90 Fee: $122

2004.310 pLaY WeLL Lego caMp pre – engineering ages 5 - 6

In this fun and age appropriate environment, we will use LEGO to create, play, and learn. Build a city, town or star base with houses, buildings, pyramids, bridges, tunnels, towers and more. Build motorized cars, trains, buses and trucks; race them, crash them, repair them. Explore the many possibilities of LEGO building systems while learning useful construction techniques. When: August 15th- 19th 9:00am-2:00pm Location: Exit 7A Instructor: PLAY WELL Camp Staff Fee: $130

2004.320 pLaY WeLL Lego engineering Fun-DaMentaLs ages 7 – 9

Using LEGO we’ll explore concepts in physics, mechanical engineering, structural engineering, and architecture while playing with your favorite creations. Learn how to design and build motorized machines, catapults, demolition derby cars, truss and suspension bridges, buildings, and other Tampa Bay Rays vs constructions. Each session will include Boston Red Sox directed projects with instruction, Tuesday August 16th 7:05pm performance oriented projects with Bus Departs Rec. Dept. 3:00pm guidance from our staff. Free building / Return ETA 1:00am time will be available to construct that Bleacher Seat Section 36 “really great project” with HUGE Fee: $110 quantities of LEGO. These are fun, 9022.300 cHinatoWn tour & challenging, hands on and minds on camps suitable for LEGO novices to Feast oF san gennaro - neW “maniacs”. YorK citY Special Interest tH When: August 15th-19th 1:00pm-4:00pm saturDaY septeMBer 24 Location: Exit 7A Bus Departs Rec. Dept. 7:45am 2075.300 eagLe toastMasters- Instructor: PLAY WELL Camp Staff Returns: 6:30pm puBLic speaKing Fee: $130 Fee: $54 Learn public speaking by doing. In a CHINATOWN is a fascinating friendly, supportive atmosphere learn neighborhood in New York, especially to public speak in a self-paced program when you join our special guide who which includes both easy and challenged a summer arts Program knows all the places to visit. Special roles, impromptu speaking and Have summer fun with guided walking tour to see open prepared speeches. This is a great markets, apothecaries with ancient opportunity to enrich you personally and INFORMATION herbal remedies, Buddhist temples, professionally. Club meets 1st and 3rd Art students – Instructors may ask street merchants, rare behind the scenes Mondays of each month 7:15-8:45 pm at students to bring in a minimal amount of view of life in Chinatown…….then onto the Recreation Dept. Club dues $33 their own materials or ordinary houseth spending the afternoon at the 84 every 6 months payable to the club at hold products to create with. That may Annual Feast of San Gennaro, New their meetings. For more info call Ian include a pencils and erasers. Students York’s Longest running outdoor festival Brooks 284-2022 may also need a smock. Los Angeles Angels vs New York Yankees Tuesday August 9th 7:05pm Bus Departs Rec. Dept. 3:00pm / Return ETA 12:00am Terrace Section 334 (Rows 3-7) Fee: $80

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• Art

• Music • Theater For kids entering grades 2-7 Dates: Tuesday • July 5, 2011 through Thursday • July 28, 2011 Music students – Please let instructors know of anytime away and plan on being present the last week and for the recital. Guitars must be rented by participant. Keyboards are provided. Drum pads provided. Participants must purchase drum sticks. Theater students – Please let instructor know of anytime away and plan on being present the last week and for the performance. Students may be asked to help with materials for costumes. • Parents Day – Tuesday July 19, 2011 Come and View Your Child’s Class. • Final Celebration – Thursday July 28, 2011 3:00p.m. Join us for an art show and performance of various classes at the Rec. Dept. Eligibility: Children entering grades 2-7 Tuition - $60.00 per block per child ($5.00 non-resident fee per block) Checks payable to Treasurer Town of Wallingford Dates: July 5 - July 28, 2011 Times 9:00a.m.-12:00

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of different mediums, color theory and projects, the class will address the questions: What were these artists trying to say? How can we communicate new ideas through art? How can we use color in different ways? A fun new way at socks, t-shirts, beach towels. Anything looking at art. (Parents please provide white! Sara Gormley your child with a 8.5 x 11 sketch book.) drama Marissa Blaszko • 1500.311 Creative Theater – gr. • 1500.303 Round the World Art 4-7, Rm. 15, max. 20 gr. 2-3 Rm. 7B max. 10 Create your own script, sets and Come learn about art from around the costumes, learn acting and improvisation world! We will create colorful art projects based on the artwork of China, through games and play writing. Shannon Delahanty Africa, Spain and Australia! Mask making, Chinese dragons, Outback art music and more. Kim Larkin • 1500.318 Piano Basics- gr. 2-3 • 1500.307 Clayworks and Rm. 1 Max. 8 Sculpture- gr. 3-7 Rm. 7A max. 10 No previous experience needed! Students 3-D fun with clay, wood and a variety of will learn basic hand positions on the materials. Rashmi Talpade keyboard, familiar song, scales and the • 1500.313 Trendy Textiles gr. 4-7 art of playing with both hands. In addition, note reading and basic music Rm. 9 Max. 10 theory will be covered through various What do tie-dyed clothes, friendship activities. Erin Taylor bracelet, scarves, and pillows have in common? They are all textiles! Students • 1500.335 Beginning Guitar gr. will have the opportunity to create 2-7 Rm. 4.5 Max. 10 wearable or useable fashions using cloth, Group size guitar lessons for the absolute yarn, string, and thread. “Students are beginner. Class will emphasize basic required to bring in a white article of guitar fundamentals. Students will learn their choice to tie-dye. Sweatshirts, Continued on next page

summer camP oPPortunities

(All programs are for Wallingford residents) *Out of town residents will be considered in June*

suMMer pLaYgrounDs (ages 6 – 11)

Registration began on April 14th. The following schools will be used this summer: Yalesville (75), MYB (150), Parker Farms (150) Each program site will permit 115 children to register per session. Playground Program (two 14 day sessions) Playground program runs from 8:30- 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Fee is $55 per child per session. Birth certificates are required at time of registration. (Please no peanut based snacks or sandwiches). Camp runs July 5th - August 12th.

suMMer sizzLers (ages 12 – 15)

Registration began on March 21st. Participants must be 12 by July 5th, start of the program and must be Wallingford Residents. This program will allow your child the opportunity to travel to different locations each day. Trip will likely include, Six Flags, Lake Compounce, Movies, Quassy, South Street Seaport/ NYC, baseball games, Dave and Busters and tubing. This program runs Monday through Thursday July 5th - August 11th. Fee for this program is $460.


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Rm. 15, max. 12 Make creative puppets, write your own puppet play within a theater workshop. Shannon Delahanty

Clever Cat. Cool characters or cute characters; create a collection of cartoon characters based on your favorite animals. Make up stories or single frame posters to decorate your music rooms. Cuddly animals, action heroes, how to read music, chord and correct imaginary beings, they are yours for • 1500.316 Beginning Piano gr. hand techniques. You must provide creating. Learn the art of cartooning 4-7 Rm. 1 Max. 8 your own guitar. Limited rentals as well as easy methods of drawing No previous experience needed! Students available through the instructor and various animals and people. Rashmi will learn the basics of piano playing Joe’s Guitar. Chris Maiocco Talpade through familiar songs, scales and chords which will eventually lead to BLocK ii • 1500.324 Paper Play gr. 4-7 playing with both hands. In addition, 10a.m. -11a.m. Rm. 9 Max. 10 note reading, and basic music theory Let’s explore the wonderful world of art will be covered through various paper! Students will create various • 1500.329 Recycle It: Renew, activities. Erin Taylor projects that can be made of paper Revise, Restore! gr. 2-3 Rm. 7B such as handmade paper from pulp, • 1500.336 Intermediate Guitar max. 10 paper marbling, paper mache, paper gr. 2-7 Rm. 4.5 Max. 10 Art that helps our earth by reinventing beads, and paper sculptures. It is truly Group lessons intermediate players. everyday items such as egg cartons, amazing what paper can do. Sara Individual attention will be given based pop bottles, paper and metal Gormley containers. We will transform everyday up the student’s skill level. You must items into works of art. Come recycle provide your own guitar. Limited rentals drama available through the instructor and Joe’s it! Kim Larkin Guitar. Chris Maiocco • 1500.310 Creative Theater gr. • 1500.308 Painting gr. 4-7 Rm. 2-3 Rm. 15 max. 15. 3 max. 10 BLocK iii Improvisation and theater games Together, students will learn different 11a.m.-12 noon create your own play complete with watercolor technique; how to work script, sets and costumes. Shannon art with acrylic paint’ and finally all Delahanty contribute in a large-scale mural • 1500.304 Eco Art gr. 4-7 Rm. 3 project which will not only expand music Max. 10 their knowledge of painting but how to All art projects in this class will be • 1500.317 Piano Basics- gr. work with a team of artists and the 2-3 Rm. 1 Max. 8 geared toward expanding student’s community. Marissa Blaszko No previous experience needed! understanding of the environment and Students will learn basic hand • 1500.305 Create A Newspaper how artists can work with nature- not against it. Students will learn about upcy- positions on the keyboard, familiar gr. 4-7 Rm. 7A max. 10 song, scales and the art of playing What does a reporter write about? How cling through craft projects and study the eco-art movement by creating organ- with both hands. In addition, note does a comic strip work? Where do news photos come from? Who decides ic instillation in the natural environment. reading and basic music theory will what is newsworthy? Interview people, Students will be required to gather some be covered through various activities. get writing tips, learn how to work materials from home and bring in a digi- Erin Taylor together and create a newspaper. tal camera to class. Marissa Blaszko • 1500.337 Beginning Drums Rashmi Talpade • 1500.309 Young Picasso gr. 2-3 gr. 2-7 Rm. 1 Max 10 • 1500.323 Kitchen Creations Rm. 7B max. 10 Group drum lessons for the beginning gr. 2-7 Rm. 9 Max. 10 Calling all young artists! Do you love to drum student. Students will be taught In Kitchen Creations, your child will draw? Express yourself with bright colors essential skills such as how to hold create useable pieces for the home. and paint. We will learn fun drawing the drumsticks, how to count time, Items such as mosaic trivets, painted techniques and create miniand the difference between signatures, plates, bowls, mugs and handmade clay masterpieces. You will learn how to notes and beats. In addition, reading dishes will adorn any kitchen with that create on wood, and canvas. Kim basic sheet music will also be certain childhood spark. Sara Larkin covered. Students will be provided Gormley with drum pads For Class Use Only. • 1500.301 Animal Cartoons gr. Participants must purchase drum 3-7 Rm. 7A max. 10 drama sticks. Chris Maiocco Meet Sally the Silly Skunk or Chloe the • 1500.332 Puppetry gr. 4-7,


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Adaptive Recreation 0102.222 Dance poWer 13-18Yrs

Join the fun in this dance infused fitness class designed specifically for individuals with special needs. Jam anywhere from the latest Latin to Hip Hop music while getting exercise! This uniquely designed class will incorporate fun dance moves and movement that will allow you to get your heart rate going at just the right pace! Dates: Tuesdays May 17th for 6 weeks

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Time: 6:00-6:45pm Instructor: Carolyn Lavelle Location: Wallingford Parks & Rec. Dept. Fee: $50

0130.300 rec. cLuB 16Yrs to aDuLt

Be it dancing, bowling or just hanging out with friends old and new, the Rec. Club is the place to be! Each evening has a theme around a special event or holiday and may include games, recreation, movies or a craft. Adventures in the community are always a possibility

Early Childhood (bowling, movies or coffee house). The Rec. Club is a social group for individuals who have a physical and/or cognitive disability ages 16 to adult. The program is ongoing throughout the year. Please register to be on our mailing list to receive our newsletter and schedule of events. Fee: $6.00 most events

Early Childhood Lil Rec’ers is licensed by the CT Dept. of Public Health (License #16428). We offer half day programs for 3 & 4 year old children. School options are M,W,F, / T, Th or M - F. New for the 2011-2012 school year a PM Class / Extended program for 3-4 year olds will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Morning students can take advantage of the extended day two days a week. Session 1 will begin September 19 run through November 11th. All Lil Rec’er sessions will be 8 weeks in length. Fees for Lil Rec'ers 2011-2012 Monday, Wednesday, Fridays - $235 Tuesday, Thursday AM Class - $185 Tuesday, Thursday Extended Day/PM Class - $170 Monday - Friday - $420 Mondays





3 year olds

8:45 - 11:30am Miss Terese

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8:45 - 11:30am Miss Terese

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8:45 - 11:30am Miss Terese

4 year olds

8:45 - 11:30am Miss Betty

8:45 - 11:30am Miss Betty

8:45 - 11:30am Miss Betty

8:45 - 11:30am Miss Betty

8:45 - 11:30am Miss Betty


11:30am - 2:15pm Miss Despina

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9:00 - 10:00am Wee Babes Miss Despina

9 - 23 Months w/Parent Fee $65 2 Year Olds w/Parent Fee $65

9:00 -10:00am Wanderers Miss Despina

NEW!!!! 2 Year Olds w/Parent - Fee $170

10:15am -12:15pm Wanderers Miss Despina

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Sports and Leagues Disc goLF course upDate….

The development of The Disc Golf Course at Lufbery Park is ongoing as Jason Michael and his group of volunteers have been working diligently to complete the project. At time of publication, there are 7 playable holes are out in the trails. Holes 8 and 9 should be complete, weather permitting by mid May. This will give a fully playable 9 holes. We are pleased to see players currently using the course. Jason and his group have laid out the plain for the back 9 (holes 10-18). The back 9 will be longer on average and will provide a welcome challenge for all player levels. We should mention, upon the completion of the holes, players will be rewarded with one of the best views of town that one can find. With the addition to this course in the Wallingford, the Disc Golf enthusiasts are calling this course one in the “5 on 15” (Merit Pkwy). These five courses are all located off of the Merit Parkway (Wallingford, Orange, Fairfield, Norwalk and New Caanan). Please feel free to walk the course and participate in a new activity. The parks and recreation department will be looking to form a disc club and or leagues this upcoming fall.

suMMer BaseBaLL DeveLopMentaL caMp ages 5 - 14

In coordination with the Wallingford Baseball Association and The Batters Box, come join a week long of baseball instruction to help refine and develop your skills in the game of baseball. Areas to be covered in the camp include; Proper Throwing Mechanics, Infield Techniques, Positioning, Outfield Play, Baserunning, Hitting Mechanics, Techniques of catching and overall baseball conditioning. Campers will be divided by age group and skill.


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PARISI SPEED SCHOOL FALL SPORTS PREP TRAINING The Parisi Speed School has been providing unique speed training programs for all athletes, of all sports since 1991. Parisi Speed School has trained well over 150,000 athletes ranging from youth beginner levels, to world class professionals in every major sport and the Olympics. Parisi speed training and speed enhancement programs are nationally recognized, having serviced; MLS NY/NJ Red Bulls, NY Giants, NY Jets, Cincinnati Bengals, NE Patriots, Hundreds of WNBA, MLS, NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL athletes, NFL Youth USA and dozens of CT youth organizations.

4307.301 JuMp start prograM ages 8-11

Science has proven that ages 8-11 are the most critical years in a child’s life for motor skill development. Jump Start provides a fun environment to build your young athlete’s physical foundation, improve coordination and self esteem through our signature speed and strength training methods. Athletes placed at this level still need to continue to improve their basic motor development. This program has been proven to enhance coordination, flexibility, running technique, body weight strength, first step quickness, flexibility, injury prevention, weight loss and self confidence. When: Mondays 5:00pm - 6:00pm July 11th - Aug. 29th for 8 weeks Location: Gym 1 Instructor: Parisi Speed School Staff Fee: $75

4307.302 totaL perForMance ages 12-14

Many experts view the ages of 12-18 as the most ideal ages for developing speed, strength and power over an athlete’s entire lifetime. This program was developed using cutting edge techniques to produce maximal improvements in athletic performance. Athletes in this level are guaranteed to improve speed, increase strength, improve agility, develop endurance, maximize jumping ability, decrease susceptibility to injury and boost confidence. When: Mondays 6:15pm - 7:15pm July 11th - Aug. 29th for 8 weeks Location: Gym 1 Instructor: Parisi Speed School Staff Fee: $75 sides on the football field. This is a great opportunity for any player looking to play NFL Flag Football or Wallingford Vikings this coming fall. When: Monday - Thursday July 11th 14th 9:00am - 11:00am Location: Sheehan High School Turf Field (Rain location Moran Middle School Gym) Fee: $90 Instructor: Tom Brockett, Wallingford Resident, Former 3 sport captain at 4380.300 WaLLingForD FootBaLL caMp For ages 10-14 Lyman Hall. In three seasons as head football coach at Ansonia High School, Tom Brockett and his staff of area high the team is 38-2 including three school coaches will teach campers Naugatuck Valley League titles and two positioning, technique, skills and CIAC State Championships. knowledge of offensive and defensive

Session I July 18 - 22nd 9am - 1pm Session II July 25 - 29th 9am - 1pm Session III Aug. 8 - 12th 9am - 1pm Session IV Aug. 15 - 19th 9am - 1pm Location: Keller Fields (Parker Farms Complex) Instructors: The Batters Box Staff Fee: Not Available at Time of Print / Check back with Rec Dept. June 1st.

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4816.320 SkyhawkS TenniS • For ages 6-12Yrs

bagged lunch and sports drink or water, sunscreen. Participants will receive Skyhawks Tennis provides the beginning a T-shirt and a merit award. When: Monday - Friday August 15th skills needed in this life long sport. th Participants will learn proper techniques 19 9:00am - 1:00pm Location: Pragemann Park for grip, footwork, ground strokes, 4168.300 Hoop House Fee: $105 volleys, overheads and serving. BaSkeTBall Camp • for BoyS Instructor: Skyhawks Staff (a nationally Participant to coach ratio is approx. 8:1. recognized sports program provider) & girLs 7-15Yrs Participants will receive a T-shirt “Play basketball, have fun” is our motto and merit award. th th as fundamentals are taught daily by Mike 4815.300 sKYHaWKs Mini When: Monday - Friday July 11 - 15 Papale, Joe Gaetano and Greg Morrone. 9:00am - 12:00pm hawk SporTS • for aGeS Camp features: daily contests, drills & Location: Doolittle Park (Rain Location 4-6Yrs stations, team trophies and a camp Rec. Dept. Gym) Fee: $105 This program helps young children T-shirt. Campers will be divided into age Instructor: Skyhawks Staff (a nationally explore basketball, tee ball and soccer and skill level groups. Camp held at the recognized sports program provider) in a day program setting. There is no Rec Dept.’s Hoop House Gym. Each pressure, just lots of fun while these camper should bring a lunch daily. For 4816.330 SkyhawkS Golf • young athletes participate in all three sports through unique Skyhawks games. more info stop by the office and pick up For ages 5-8Yrs Our Mini Hawk coaching staff is trained a camp brochure. Session 3 Girls Builds the confidence of new players to meet the special needs of your young Only. while teaching proper technique and 4168.301 Session 1 June 27th - July 1st children and is committed to starting etiquette. Skyhawks utilizes the SNAG 4168.302 Session 2 August 1st - August 5th Coaching System and equipment (clubs them off on the right foot as they take their first steps into athletics. The partici- 4168.304 Session 3 August 8th - August 12th and balls) to maintain safety and pant to coach ratio is approximately 8:1. Fee: $170 per camper encourage beginning golfers. Young golfers will experience success by using Participants will receive a T-shirt Staff: Mike Papale, Director Weber and a merit award. a plastic golf club with an over-sized Basketball League and Joe Gaetano, ceramic head. In our golf programs we When: Tuesday - Friday July 5th - 8th 9am Sheehan Boys Varsity Coach and 2010 build confidence while teaching proper - 12pm Class M State Champions Location: Gym 1 Fee: $89 technique and etiquette. Instructor: Skyhawks Staff (a nationally The participant-to-coach ratio is sKiLLs soFtBaLL New! aLL recognized sports program provider) approximately 8:1. Please do not cLinic For girLs bring own clubs. ages 8 - 16 Skyhawks Golf participants must 4245.300 cHaLLenger BritisH The All Skills program will emphasize bring: T-shirt/shorts/sweats/ soccer caMp the fundamental skills of softball. During socks (i.e., appropriate clothing) Two Join us for some great soccer fun! The the hitting sessions, players will learn the Snacks & Water Bottle, mini soccer program for ages 3-5 is correct sequence of hitting mechanics Sunscreen. Participants will receive focused on fun soccer activities, basic and the importance of dynamic balance a T-shirt and a merit award. technical practices and small sided and rhythm during their swing. Students st th When: Monday - Friday August 1 - 5 games. The half day and full day will maximize the power in their swing 9:00am – 12:00pm program for ages 6-9 and 10-16 places with correct weight transfer and handFee: $105 the emphasis upon individual skill path to the ball. In addition, fundamentals Instructor: Skyhawks (a nationally development, mastery of the core of throwing and fielding positions (dourecognized sports program provider) techniques and fundamental tactical Location: Pragemann Park awareness. All sessions include ball and ble plays, covering bases, cutoffs, etc.) and defensive and offensive strategies will t-shirt and are held at Pragemann Park 4816.340 sKYHaWKs MuLti4245.301 Mini soccer 3-5yr 9-10:30am be covered. This program includes base running, sliding, and live game situations. Fee: $84 July 18-22 SporT Camp • for aGeS Players will be broken up into skill and 4245.302 Mini soccer 3-5yr 10:407-11Yrs age groups during the clinic. 12:10pm Fee: $84 July 18-22 Multi-Sport programs are structured When: August 1st - 5th Monday - Friday 4245.303 half day 6-16yr 9am-12pm through the Skyhawks progression. 9:00am - 12:00pm Fee: $116 July 18-22 These programs are designed for the Location: Pragemann Park Field 6 4245.304 half day 6-16yr all-around player interested in sports (Behind Pavilion) and teach fundamentals of several sports 12:30pm-3:30pm Fee: $116 July 18-22 4245.305 full day 8-16yr 9:00–3:30pm Fee: $109 Resident / $119 Non in an enriching and enjoyable Residents atmosphere. Participants to coach ratio Fee: $167 July 18-22 Continued on next page is approx. 12:1 Participants should bring Instructor: Challenger Soccer Staff (203) 294-2120


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4112.300 Karate suMMer KaMp ages 7-11

No karate experience necessary to enroll in Karate Kamp. Work on physical fitness, concentration, self esteem, learn karate techniques, participate in fun karate games and arts and crafts. Week consists of 4 half days at the Parks and Recreation Department as well as one full day at the Community Pool. When: 4112.312 August 15th - 19th Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 12:00pm (Friday 8/19 11:00 - 2:00pm) 4112.302 August 22nd - 26th Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 12:00pm (Friday 8/26 11:00 - 2:00pm) Fee: $85 Location: Exit 15 Instructor: The Institute of Martial Arts Staff

4052.300 liTTle ninjaS • for 3-4 Yrs

Karate techniques incorporated with essential motor skills for 3-4 yr. olds. The curriculum includes balance, memory, team work, coordination, focus, and other age specific skills training. Often young children want to do what the big kids do but don’t have the essential motor skills. This class teaches those while building self-esteem and respect for self and others. All Classes 12 Weeks When: 4052.301 Fridays July 8th September 23rd 5:30pm - 6:00pm 4052.302 Saturdays July 9th - September 24th 9:00am - 9:30pm Fee: $ 70 Location: Parks and Rec. Room TBA Instructor: Institute of Martial Arts Staff & Jr. Black Belt Instructors 8

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4052.300 kiCkin kidS • for ages 5-6Yrs

Rollers 3 - 4 years old 4045.303 Tuesdays 10:15am - 11:00am 4045.305 Tuesdays 4:30pm - 5:15pm Dynamic karate techniques taught with an emphasis on kicks, punches, blocks, 4045.306 Wednesdays 9:30am-10:15am 4045.309 Thursdays 10:15am-11:00am coordination, bullying prevention, and 4045.310 Thursdays 5:15pm - 6:00pm beginner karate weapons training. Situational self-defense will be taught so Bounders 5 - 6 years old our youngest can avoid conflict. Class is 4045.304 Tuesdays 5:15pm - 6:00pm designed to have a student develop into 4045.307 Wednesday (Combo 5-8yrs.) 10:15am - 11:00am the more structured karate program that Fee: $45 starts at 7 years old. Emphasis on technique and coordination without the Location: Gymnastics Room traditional forms patterns of movements. Instructor: Park & Rec staff T.B.D. When: 4052.321 Fridays July 8th 4150.301 Beginner Fencing September 23rd 6:00pm - 6:45pm 4052.322 Saturday July 9th - September For Fun 10Yrs. - aDuLt An introduction to the sport of foil 24thth 9:30am - 10:15am fencing. Students will learn footwork Fee: $85 and basic blade moves. The class will Location: Parks and Rec. Room TBA feature drills with a goal of supervised Instructor: Institute of Martial Arts bouts. Staff & Jr. Black Belt Instructors When: Tuesdays, July 5th for 8 weeks 7:00-8:00pm 4050.300 Karate tang soo doo • for 7-15yrS and adulTS Fee: $50 Location: Exit 16 A chance for participants to develop Instructor: Laureen Galayda and martial arts skills, build strength and Sandra Marchant confidence and build self discipline. Parents are encouraged to begin training at the same time as their children’s class 4150.302 interMeDiate regardless of rank. Great fun and family Fencing For Fun 10Yrs. activity. aDuLt All Classes 12 Weeks For fencers who have successfully When: 4050.302 Wednesdays July 6th completed a foil program. This course - September 21st 6:30pm - 7:30pm will emphasize various attacks and 4050.305 Saturday July 9th - September defenses, improving basic skills and bout 24th 10:15 - 11:30am tactics. Fee: $85 When: Thursdays, July 7th for 8 weeks Location: Exit 14 7:00-8:00pm Instructor: Institute of Martial Arts Fee: $50 Staff & Jr. Black Belt Instructors Location: Exit 16 Instructor: Laureen Galayda and Sandra Marchant 4045.300 co-eD gYMnastics Come and join the fun of gymnastics and our revised program with In-Flight 4165.300 Fat Dog Fencing Gymnastics. All new programs start with cLuB the basics and move along the skill path For experienced fencers who are at your own pace. Classes grouped interested in expanding their knowledge according to ability and age. and skill in the sport of fencing foil. Session Starts Tuesday July 12th for 6 When: Tuesday & Thursday, 8-10pm, weeks Year round – membership is ongoing Tumblers 15 - 36 months with Fee: $50 adults/$25 students (through parent college) 4045.301 Tuesdays 9:30am - 10:15am Location: Exit 16 4045.302 Thursdays 9:30am - 10:15am Instructor: Laureen Galayda 4045.308 Thursdays 4:30pm - 5:15pm

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4166.300 open ping pong For aDuLts 18 anD over

Come on down and join us as we open up the ping pong tables for some open play. We are looking for players who are looking to have some fun in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Play is open to all skill levels, beginner through advanced. When: Wednesdays (ongoing) 6:00pm - 8:00pm Location: Exit 7A Fee: Free!!

tennis cLinic FaLL cLasses For YoutH & aDuLts

Basic fundamentals of tennis will be the focus; proper grip, stroke preparation and follow through, court positioning, scoring and match play. Clinics held at Harrison Park Tennis Courts. Participants must bring your own racquet. When: Saturdays, September 3rd for 4 weeks (Rain Date: October 1st) 4090.303 1:00-2:30 16yrs and up 4090.302 2:30-4:00 10-12yrs 4090.301 4:00-5:30 13-15yrs Location: Harrison Park Fee: $40 Instructor: Mat Donarumo

co-eD open gYM voLLeYBaLL

Thursday nights come join the crew for some co-ed recreational volleyball (until May 26th). Gym time will change beginning Friday June 3rd to Fridays from 7:30pm - 10:00pm (sharp...). Please see the message board in the front door foyer for current times. Open gym volleyball is open for Wallingford residents only. Starting Sept 1, 2011 through end of May open volleyball will move back to Thursday nights. Also if at any time numbers of participants are low the Rec Dept reserves the right to accommodate other groups or activities on an as need basis on one side or both sides of the gym.

Leagues 4101.301 tennis LaDDer For ages 18+

Looking for a good, spirited, fun tennis match on a weekly basis then join Steve (203) 294-2120

Pepe and the gang at the Doolittle Park Tennis Courts on Mondays and Wednesdays starting a 6:30pm to get your rung on the ladder so to speak. Each week compete with someone of equal skill or better luck. Check out your standing online at When: Starts Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30-10:30pm thru Sept. 23rd for 22 weeks. Participants must call in to register or fill out registration form at Parks and Recreation Department or first night of play. No Fee to register

4200.300 girLs YoutH VolleyBall • aGeS 8-15

Learn the game of volleyball, rules, teamwork, sportsmanship and most important fun. Join us for ten weeks this fall (before basketball) and take part in clinics, practices, games and even watch a high school game. Thursdays: 5:30 – 7:30pm Saturdays: 12:00 – 4:00pm When: September 17th for ten weeks Fee: $70 includes league t-shirt Coordinator: Ken Kish

4330.400 aDuLt Men’s FaLL sLo-pitcH soFtBaLL League

Games are played twice a week for 7 weeks with make up games on Fridays and/or Sundays. Single elimination playoffs following regular league play. All games held at West Side Field. Registration for returning teams New resident team registration New Corporate Teams starts New Non Resident Teams until 16 teams are registered. League begins play Sept. 6th League fee is $600 per team. Non–resident teams $650

4169.400 WeBer BoYs anD gannon girLs YoutH BasKetBaLL League 2010-2011 season registration

Coming off the 10-11 season, the Weber and Gannon leagues enrolled over 1100 kids. We start preparing for a bigger and better 2011-12 season.

Registration will be conducted JULY 18TH – SEPTEMBER 30TH Boys and Girls ages 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-15. The Tentative League start with games will be December 5th. Dads and moms requesting to be coaches please pick up a coaches volunteer form and attend coaches registration during the registration period for players. Coaches will be subject to a background check and first time coaches are required to attend a NAYS Coaches Certification program sponsored through the Recreation Dept. If you are a returning coach please send us your NAYS renewal form if it is mailed to you. Divisions Weber - 1st/2nd Grade Gannon - 7/8 year olds Weber - 3rd Grade Gannon - 9/10 year olds Weber - 4th Grade Gannon - 11/12 year olds Weber - 5th Grade Gannon - 13/15 year olds Weber - 6th Grade Weber - 7th Grade Weber - 8th Grade Weber - High School Fee: $50 per player

Aquatics FaMiLY sWiM at coMMunitY pooL Open family swim is available at Community Pool. Lifeguards are on duty during the posted public swim hours. Changing rooms and showers are available. You must purchase a pool tag to enter into the pool. Tags are good from June – August. Pool tags are $15.00 pp/year for residents ages 13-62, Children 12 and under are $5.00, Seniors 63 and over are $5.00. Tags will not be sold to non-residents. (Please note all participants will be charged a $15.00 replacement for all lost tags.) Children 15 and under are required to have an adult

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Health and Fitness present with them at the pool. Community Pool Opening date June 18, 19, June 25 - August 21, 2011. Hours 11:00a.m. -7:00pm. Monday – Sunday. Recreation Department reserves the right to close the pool for a special event.

Health & Fitness Kids Health & Fitness 4263.300 KiDs oFF roaD triatHLon - neW Date JuLY 16tH

Kids will swim in Choate’s indoor 25 meter pool, bike and run on mostly grass and some trails. All participants will be required to ride fat-tire bikes (tires should be at least 1.25 inches wide and have knobs to grip loose gravel) and wear a bike helmet. No exceptions – equipment will be checked race morning! The course will be monitored and closed to vehicle traffic Kids ages 7-10 will swim 50 meters, bike 1.2 miles, and run 1/2 mile. Kids ages 11-14 will swim 100 meters, bike 2.2 miles, and run 3/4 mile. Awards: Each participant will receive a T-shirt for registering and a finisher’s medal for their efforts. Free raffle and refreshments for all after event! Date: Saturday July 16th Fee: $25


5135.310 zuMBatoMic ® ages 5-8

Hey kids, this is a ZUMBA class just for you! This fitness class applies the basics of the ZUMBA program and transforms it into a fun, age appropriate program for children aged 5 – 8. Kids love to crank up the music, dance, shake, and have a blast with their friends, so why not get fit while they’re at it? Join the party this summer! Instructor: Cheryl Myers certified NETA and licensed Zumba instructor 10

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Session 1: 7/19-8/23 for 6 weeks, Tuesdays 4:00-4:30 PM Location: Exit 16 Fee: $25 5135.311 Session 2: 8/1-8/22 for 4 weeks, Mondays 10:00-10:30 AM Location: Exit 14 Fee: $15

Yoga 5300.301 prenataL Yoga

A gentle practice designed to help women prepare both physically and emotionally for childbirth. Asana are specifically designed to build both strength and stamina. Relaxation techare used to help you bond with New! 5135.320 zuMBatoMic niques your baby and enjoy this special time of ® ages 9-12 your life. Experience the fellowship and Hey kids, this is a ZUMBA class just for support of other pregnant women while you! This fitness class applies the basics nourishing yourself and unborn child. of the ZUMBA program and transforms it Bring a mat, blanket, pillow, and water into a fun, age appropriate program for bottle. Class fee can be adjusted for children aged 9 – 12. Kids love to those who will be delivering their babies crank up the music, dance, shake, and before the end of the session. have a blast with their friends, so why Equipment Needed: Your own yoga mat not get fit while they’re at it? Join the Instructor: Lauren Henrici, RYT, yoga party this summer! Instructor: Cheryl Myers certified NETA fit certified instructor Date: 7/9-9/17 for 10 weeks, no class and licensed Zumba instructor 9/3 5135.320 Session 1: 7/19-8/23 for 6 Class Time: Saturdays 11:20-12:20 PM weeks, Tuesdays 4:30-5:00 PM Location: Exit 16 Location: Exit 16 Fee: $55 Fee: $25 5135.321 Session 2: 8/1-8/22 for 4 5031.301 earLY Morning Yoga weeks, Mondays 10:30-11:00 AM poWer Location: Exit 14 Start your day with a powerful workout. Fee: $15 Challenge your ability to increase your 5353.300 FaMiLY suMMer run/ strength and flexibility. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy. Class is for all WaLK tracK series levels. Join the fun each Wednesday evening Equipment Needed: Your own yoga mat during the summer! Running and walking events for all ages and abilities. Instructor: Sue Schade, certified yoga Last year we had toddlers through adults instructor Class Time: Monday, Wednesdays out on the track. A great way to get fit and Fridays 5:45-6:45 AM and spend time as a family! The class Date: 6/27-9/16 for 11 weeks, no class will start with a 10 minutes warm-up 7/4, 9/5 with walking and/or running, and stretching. We will run various individual Location: Exit 16 Fee: $155 and relay events each night depending on participants interests. Kids will receive a finishers ribbon each week for 5300.300 Yoga FLoW This multi-level class builds on the basic racing. Events will be timed. Instructor: Coach Kelli Montgomery is yoga postures (asanas) and links them together with breath awareness to create the Wallingford Parks & Recreation Health&Fitness Supervisor, USA Certified a dynamic and challenging flow. Students will enjoy the benefits of increased Triathlon coach muscular strength, as well as flexibility Dates: 6/29-8/3 for 6 weeks Class Time: Wednesdays 5:45-6:45 PM and balance. You will leave class feeling both energized and peaceful. All levels Location: Sheehan Outdoor Track welcome! Price: $10 entire series per person, Equipment Needed: Your own yoga mat Family Rate: $30 entire series Instructor: Lauren Henrici, RYT, yoga fit certified instructor

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Date: 7/9-9/17 for 10 weeks no class 9/3 Class Time: Saturdays 9:00-10:15 AM Location: Exit 16 Fee: $55

5034.300 open FLoW Yoga

For those wanting a little more out of their yoga practice. Open flow yoga offers mindful challenge time to explore and deepen poses, conscious breathing, and increased energy and focus. Class can be vigorous at times so some yoga experience is helpful, or people that have good stamina. Note: this is a vigorous class. Equipment Needed: Your own yoga mat Instructor: Sally Noel has been teaching yoga since 1998 in the hatha yoga tradition. With advanced certification in teaching and yoga therapy. Sally brings a wealth of knowledge and intuition to her classes. She’s owned Raven’s Wing Yoga Studio in Branford since 2004. Date: 6/27-9/12 for 10 weeks, no class 7/4, 9/5 Class Time: Mondays 9:30-10:45 AM Location: Exit 6 Fee: $55

5023.300 gentLe Yoga & MeDitation

A nurturing, healing yoga experience for the beginner student or those needing some relaxation and ease in their life. Basic yoga postures and breathing are taught in a gentle way to help students release deep tension and stress from their bodies and minds. Equipment Needed: Your own yoga mat Instructor: Leslie Fiore, certified yoga instructor Date: 6/27-9/12 for 10 weeks, no class 7/4, 9/5 Class Time: Mondays 11:00-12:00 PM Location: Exit 6 Fee: $55

5032.300 MoDerate Yoga

An all levels yoga class balancing opening yoga stretches and poses with more dynamic sequences to help strengthen balance, increase energy and flexibility. Something for everybody! Students encouraged to work at their own pace.

Instructor: Sally Noel has been teaching yoga since 1998 in the hatha yoga tradition. With advanced certification in teaching and yoga therapy. Sally brings a wealth of knowledge and intuition to her classes. She’s owned Raven’s Wing Yoga Studio in Branford since 2004. Equipment Needed: Your own yoga mat Date: 7/8-9/16 for 12weeks Class Time: Fridays 9:30-10:45 AM Location: Exit 6 Fee: $65

Yoga poWer

Power Yoga is a high energy total body workout. This class will combine fitness training with stress release in a single workout. The flowing of breathing and movement enables you to increase strength, flexibility, stamina and concentration. Energy levels are improved and the mind left calm and focused. Equipment Needed: Your own yoga mat Instructor: Sue Schade, yoga certified instructor 5031.300 Mondays 5:15-6:30 PM Date: 6/27-9/12 for 10 weeks, no class 7/4, 9/5 Location: Exit 15 Fee: $55 5031.303 Tuesdays 5:15-6:30 PM Date: 6/28-9/13 for 12 weeks Location: Exit 15 Fee: $65

cLassic HatHa Yoga

Calming, Refreshing, Centering, Uplifting. Learn to Listen to Your Body with Yoga, a Balance for Body, Mind and Spirit, giving you Better Health, Energy, Focus, and Flexibility. All are welcome-for everyone to do at their own level. Classes include a Variety of Postures and Exercises in the Classical Style, with a Meditative focus. Also included are Breathing Awareness, Stretching, Relaxation Techniques, Guided Meditation, Deep Relaxation, and more. Starting slow and building within each class and from class to class. Best not to eat 2hrs prior. Equipment Needed: Your own yoga mat, Optional: Small pillow. Instructor: Barbara DeSapio, certified yoga instructor, teaching in CT since 1997

Health and Fitness 5025.300 Tuesdays 7:00-8:15 PM Date: 7/5-9/13 for 11 weeks Location: Exit 6 Fee: $60 5025.301 Thursdays 7:00-8:15 PM Date: 7/7-9/15 for 11weeks Location: Exit 6 Fee: $60


5500.300 Hip Hip HooraY!

This Yoga practice has just what your body needs, hip opening and stretching! This series will incorporate sun salutations, core work and have a strong emphasis on releasing tightness and imbalances in the hips. Relaxation will round out this hour long meditative therapy session for your hips! Instructor: Shelly Welch, R.Y.T, yoga certified instructor Equipment Needed: Your own yoga mat Date: 6/29-9/14 for 12 weeks Class Time: Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 PM Location: Exit 16 Fee: $65

5032.301 MixeD LeveL Yoga

A hatha yoga class designed for all levels. This practice is focused on expressing the asana (postures) from the inside out .Breath work and meditation will be included. Based on the principles of Anusara yoga, this therapeutic yoga will open your heart and align your body to its greatest potential. Instructor: Leslie Fiore, certified yoga instructor Date: 6/29-9/14 for 12 weeks Class Time: Wednesdays 9:30-10:45 AM Location: Exit 14 Fee: $65

5340.300 vinYasa FLoW Yoga

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certification programs. It's used by rehab and prenatal clients, athletes, celebrities and everyone in between. Equipment Needed: Your own yoga mat Instructor: Linda Roy Stott pilates breath. Christina’s vinyasa classes are full certified instructor Date: 6/28-9/13 for 12 weeks of energy and movement, with a clear focus on connecting the breath with the Class Time: Tuesdays 7:00-8:00 PM Location: Exit 15 body. She works to help her students Fee: $65 find the depth of their breath, allowing them to de-stress, clear negative energy and find a more open heart and freedom 5333.301 Yoga-piLates Fusion Yoga/Pilates Fusion is dynamic class that in the asana. All levels welcome! combines yoga asanas, sun salutations Equipment Needed: Your own yoga and balance sequences with mat mat Optional: Bring your yoga mat. Instructor: Christina Casavina certified exercises inspired by Joseph Pilates designed to strengthen your core. This is yoga instructor a challenging workout using popular Date: 6/30-9/15 for 12 weeks music that will have you feeling both Class Time: Thursdays 5:30-6:45 PM “longer” and “stronger.” Location: Exit 14 Equipment Needed: Your own yoga mat Fee: $65 Instructor: Lauren Henrici RYT, YogaFit certified instructor 5031.302 Yoga core Date: 6/29-9/14 for 12 weeks Yoga using the stability ball. Increased Class Time: Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 PM abdominal and back “core” strength while challenging your balance. All levels Location: Exit 15 Fee: $65 welcome. Equipment Needed: Your own yoga mat 5029.310 iM=x piLates Instructor: Sue Schade Yoga certified This class will use traditional Pilates instructor Date: 7/8-9/16 for 10 weeks no class 9/2 exercises in a contemporary format. The routines will combine elements of Class Time: Fridays 5:15-6:30 PM strength training with Pilates style Location: Exit 15 exercise to challenge you in a safe and Fee: $55 progressive manner. (Pilates uses a series of exercises in combination with a Pilates forced exhalation breathing.) You will build core strength, improve posture, New! 5029.311 stott learn deep breathing techniques, and piLates Matt cLass increase flexibility. A basic level of STOTT PILATES is a contemporary fitness is recommended for this class. approach to the original exercise Equipment Needed: Your own yoga mat method pioneered by the late Joseph Instructor: Kim Moran IM=X Pilates Pilates. Co-founders Moira and Lindsay certified instructor G. Merrithew, along with a team of Date: 6/30-9/15 for 9 weeks (no class physical therapists, sports medicine and 7/28) fitness professionals, have spent over Class Time: Thursdays 5:30-6:30 PM two decades refining the STOTT PILATES Location: Exit 15 method of exercise and equipment. This Fee: $50 resulted in the inclusion of modern principles of exercise science and spinal rehabilitation, making it one of the safest and effective methods available. This clear and detailed approach forms the basis for STOTT PILATES training and


Specialty Fitness 5120.301 strengtH training at cHoate roseMarY HaLL’s Fitness center

Get a personalized strength training program. Sue will design a program based on your goals and will supervise and guide you through your workout. You can’t beat what you get out of this program: a personalized workout plan, Sue’s expertise and guidance, and use of Choate’s new state-of-the art fitness center for a great price!!! You will make use of free weights, nautilus, and cardio equipment (treadmills, bicycles, ellipticals, stairclimbers, etc.) Showers are also available. Instructor: Sue Schade Date: 6/28-9/13 for 12 weeks Class Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5120.301 Session A 8:00-9:15 AM 5120.300 Session B 9:15-10:30 AM Location: Choate Rosemary Hall’s Fitness Center Fee: $95

5140.300 BeLLYDance

Raise your fitness level, coordination and confidence as you discover the magic of one of the oldest and most beautiful dance forms! Aleenah provides clear, easy to follow instruction, incorporating elements of Egyptian, Turkish, Gypsy, and Tribal bellydance styles. Each class offers exciting dance combinations that will keep you bellydancing! All levels are welcome. Instructor: Aleenah, bellydance instructor and performer Date: 6/28-9/13 for 12 weeks Class Time: Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 PM Location: Exit 14 Fee: $65

5015.300 artHritis FounDation exercise prograM

This class is a program of specialized exercises promoting range of motion, flexibility and relaxation enhancing the quality of life. Instructor: Elaine Doherty, Arthritis Foundation Certified Date: 7/6-8/31 for 9 weeks Class Time: Wednesdays and 12:301:30 PM Location: Wallingford Sr. Citizen Center Fee: $15

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Health and Fitness

Summer 2011


Please leave your pets at home. Instructor: Mary Nieves Date: 6/27-9/16 5005.300 sWing sHiFt Class Time: Mondays, Wednesdays, and This class is designed for the active Fridays 6:00-7:00 AM senior. Move and step to your favorite music as you improve your cardiovascu- Location: Walk starts at Simpson Court Evenings Classes at the Wishing Well (Corner of North lar health. Strength and balance exercises also included for complete fitness. Main St. and Center St.) 5330.300 BootcaMp This class will keep you moving and keep Fee: $10 Achieve your fitness goals with this you doing the activities you love to do! military inspired circuit workout. A fun Fitness Classes Class is for 50+ Adult and challenging variety of cardio and Our fitness classes are great for Instructor: Lauren Henrici Mondays strength drills that will increase your the beginner and experienced and Wednesdays, Linda Roy Fridays endurance, power, speed, balance, and exerciser! Date: 6/27-9/16 coordination. Class Time: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Instructor: Sue Moreschi, ACE certified ***Attention: Out of Town Fridays 10:30-11:15 AM Date: 6/27-9/12 f or 10 weeks, no class Residents will be charged $5 Location: Exit 16 7/4, 9/5 for each individual fitness class Fee: $30 Class Time: Monday’s 5:45-6:45 PM taken.**** Location: Exit 16 Fee: $30 5005.301 zuMBa goLD® Zumba Gold targets the largest growing Fitness Class Prices* segment of the population: baby boom- *Prices apply only to those listed 5325.300 suMMer varietY Week to week we will use different under “Fitness Classes” ers. It takes the Zumba formula and Classes are priced based on number exercise equipment and routines in modifies the moves and pacing to suit order to stay motivated and challenged. the needs of the active older participant, of weeks and length of class. Every class will include cardio as well as as well as those just starting their journey toning/weight segments. Weights, jump The more classes you sign up for to a fit and healthy lifestyle. What stays ropes, body bars, steps, bands, stability the same are all the elements the Zumba the more you SAVE!!! and medicine balls to name some of the Fitness-Party is known for: the zesty Latin Prices: equipment we will use. A great full body 2 Classes take $10 off the total price music, like salsa, merengue, cumbia workout! and reggaeton; the exhilarating, easy-to- 3 Classes take $20 off the total price Instructor: Karen Shoshani, NETA follow moves; and the invigorating, party- 4 Classes take $35 off the total price certified like atmosphere. Active older adults want 5 Classes take $45 off the total price Date: 6/28-9/13 for 12 weeks camaraderie, excitement and fitness as Class Time: Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 PM Morning Classes a regular part of their weekly schedLocation: Exit 16 Fee: $36 ule. Zumba Gold is the perfect fit. It’s a dance-fitness class that feels friendly, and 5147.300 Morning Motivators Have fun while burning fat and building 5153.300 suMMer circuits most of all, fun. During this high energy 45min summer muscle! Using a wide variety of Instructor: Lauren Henrici AFAA and equipment including the step, bosu, free class we will rotate around the room Zumba Gold certified instructor weights, body bars, bands, stability balls, completing short intervals of various Date: 6/28-9/15 medicine balls, pilates rings, foam rollers fitness exercises. A wide variety of cardio Class Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays etc. we will reshape your body! Simple and strength training equipment will be 11:00-11:45 AM utilized weekly. choreography, fun and effective! Location: Exit 16 Fee: $25 Instructor: Gwen Silloway Offered 3 times a week to meet the demands of your ever changing schedule. Date: 6/29-9/14 for 12 weeks Walking Class Time: Wednesdays 5:15-6:00 PM All fitness levels welcome! Instructor: Certified Instructors -Lauren Location: Exit 15 Fee: $36 5006.300 earLY Morning Henrici AFAA (teaches M,W) and Linda striDers 5135.304 zuMBa toning Roy NETA (teaches F) Come join an energetic, enthusiast and Dates: 6/27-9/16 for 11 weeks, no class The party continues with this new fun group of people who enjoy the and innovative cardio class! ZUMBA outdoors. Meet us at the at the Wishing 7/4,9/5 Toning takes the original ZUMBA dance Class Time: Monday, Wednesday, and Well in Simpson Court and walk fitness class to the next level by infusing rigorously through the wonderful streets Friday 9:30-10:30 AM cardio with light weight resistance using of Wallingford. Complete the walk by 7 Location: Exit 16 AM and start your day feeling energized. Fee: $85 for (M,W,F days) Continued on page 15 (203) 294-2120


Health and Fitness MONDAY

Early Morning





5:45-6:45 AM Sue S Power Yoga

5:45-6:45 AM Sue S Power Yoga

6:00-6:45 AM Cheryl Zumba Toning

5:45-6:45 AM Sue S Power Yoga

6:00-7:00 AM Mary Early AM Striders

6:00-7:00 AM Mary Early AM Striders


6:00-7:00 AM Mary Early AM Striders

8:00-9:15 AM Sue S Strength Training A

9:30-10:30 AM Lauren Morning Motivators

8:00-9:15 AM Sue S Strength Training A

9:30-10:30 AM Linda Morning Motivators

9:00-10:15 AM Lauren Yoga Flow

9:30-10:45 AM Sally Open Flow Yoga

9:15-10:30 AM Sue S Strength Training

9:30-10:45 AM Leslie Mixed Level Yoga

9:15-10:30 AM Sue S Strength Training

9:30-10:45 AM Sally Moderate Yoga

10:30-11:15 AM Lauren ZUMBA

10:35-11:20 AM Lauren Swing Shift

11:00-11:45 AM Lauren Zumba Gold

10:35-11:20 AM Lauren Swing Shift

11:00-11:45 AM Lauren Zumba Gold

10:35-11:20 AM Linda Swing Shift

11:20-12:20 PM Lauren Prenatal Yoga

5:15-6:30 PM Sue S Yoga Core

11:00-12:00 PM Leslie Gentle Yoga

12:30 -1:30 PM Elaine Arthritis Class

5:15-6:00 PM Sue M All Weights

5:00-5:45 PM Gwen Summer Circuits

5:15-6:00 PM Cheryl Zumba

5:30-6:30 PM Shelly Hip Hip Hooray yoga

5:30-6:30 PM Kim IM=X Pilates

5:15-6:30 PM Sue S Yoga Power

6:30-7:15 PM Shelly ZUMBA

5:30-7:45 PM Christina Vinyasa Yoga

6:00-7:00 PM Sue M Boot Camp

6:00-7:00 PM Karen Summer Variety

6:00-7:00 PM Lauren Yoga-Pilates Fusion

5:45-6:45 PM Sue M 50/50

6:35-7:20 PM Cheryl Zumba Toning

7:00-8:00 PM Linda Stott Pilates

7:15-8:00 PM Fee ZUMBA

7:00-7:45 PM Jamie ZUMBA

7:20-8:05 PM Cheryl ZUMBA

7:00-8:15 PM Barbara Hatha Yoga

8:00-8:45 PM Fee ZUMBA

7:00-8:15 PM Barbara Hatha Yoga

7:30-8:30 PM Aleenah Bellydance



9:30-10:30 AM Lauren Morning Motivators

5:15-6:30 PM Sue S Yoga Power


Summer 2011

5:30-6:30 PM Vicky All Weights

8:00-9:00 PM Jess Turbo Kick

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specialized toning sticks or weights. This class format combines Latin/ International rhythms with dynamic resistive exercises to further improve overall muscle tone and performance. Join the fun and experience a brand new approach to weighted activity! Instructor: Cheryl Myers NETA certified Dates: 6/27-9/12 for 10 weeks no class 7/4, 9/5 Class Time: Mondays 6:35-7:20 PM Location: Exit 15 Fee: $30

instructor Date: 6/29-9/14 for 12 weeks Location: Exit 15 Fee: $36 5135.306 Wednesday’s 8:00-8:45 PM Instructor: Fee Adams, AFAA certified instructor Date: 6/29-9/14 for 12 weeks Location: Exit 15 Fee: $36

Fine Arts Performing Arts 5137.301 aLL WeigHts

A full body workout using hand-held weights, the body bars or workout bar and plates in any combination. A great 5135.313 Thursday’s 7:00-7:45 PM overall workout! This class is for all fitness levels. Instructor: Jamie Midolo certified Instructor: Vicky Adams AFFA certified Zumba instructor Date: 7/8-9/16 for 10 weeks no class 9/3 Date: 6/30-9/15 for 12 weeks Class Time: Fridays 5:30-6:30 PM 5135.312 zuMBa toning-earLY Location: Exit 15 Location: Exit 16 Fee: $36 aM cLass Fee: $30 Description: See Monday class above 5135.314 Saturday’s 10:30-11:15 AM 5137.300 Instructor: Sue Moreschi Instructor: Cheryl Myers NETA certified Instructor: Lauren Henrici certified ACE certified instructor instructor Date: 6/27-9/12 for 10 weeks (no class AFAA instructor Date: 7/21-9/15 for 9 weeks 7/4) 7/9-9/17 for 10 weeks, no class 9/3 Class Time: Thursday’s 6:00-6:45 AM Time: Mondays 5:15-6:00 PM Location: Exit 16 Location: Exit 15 Fee: $27 Location: Exit 16 Fee: $30 Fee: $30


Come join the party and see what all the fun is about!! Experience Zumba, the country’s fastest growing dance fitness craze with dynamic, yet easy to follow Latin and Hip-Hop style moves to pulsating Latin and International rhythms. This class format combines fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body in an aerobic fashion to achieve a unique balance of cardio and muscle toning. So be a part of this innovative and exciting class and take the “work” out of working out! 5135.303 Mondays 7:20-8:05 PM Instructor: Cheryl Myers NETA certified Dates: 6/27-9/12 for 10 weeks no class 7/4, 9/5 Location: Exit 15 Fee: $30 5135.307 Tuesdays 5:15-6:00 PM Instructor: Cheryl Myers, NETA certified instructor Date: 6/28-9/13 for 12 weeks Location: Exit 16 Fee: $36 5135.308 Wednesday’s 6:30-7:15 PM Instructor: Shelly Welch, AFAA certified instructor Date: 6/29-9/14 for 12 weeks Location: Exit 16 Fee: $36 5135.305 Wednesday’s 7:15-8:00 PM Instructor: Fee Adams, AFAA certified (203) 294-2120

5335.300 50/50

This class is structured in two 30 minute sessions for a great total body workout! The first 30 minutes will be aerobic, where we raise our heart rates through cardio movements. The 2nd half will be using the adjustable bars to work all our major muscle groups to strengthen our body, along to motivating music! Instructor: Sue Moreschi ACE certified instructor Date: 6/30-9/15 for 12 weeks Class Time: Thursdays 5:45-6:45 PM Location: Exit 16 Fee: $36

5200.300 turBo KicK™

Turbo Kick® is a combination of intense kickboxing moves as well as dance moves all perfectly choreographed to high energy and motivating music. It’s the ultimate cardiovascular challenge that’s a unique blend of intense intervals, strength/endurance training, and a relaxing cool-down. Turbo Kick® requires no previous kickboxing experience or equipment. Instructor: Jessica Holloway, AFAA certified Date: 6/30-9/15 for 12 weeks Class Time: Thursdays 8:00-8:45 PM Location: Exit 15 Fee: $36

Fine Arts 8701.300 tHe art oF MaKing greeting carDs

In this fun class, participants will learn different techniques in creating various greeting cards for all occasions. Students will learn how to create cards with and without the use of rubberstamping. When: Tuesdays July 5th 6:00pm 8:00pm for 4 weeks Fee: $40 Location: Exit 7A Instructor: Barbara Ragonesi

Performing Arts: Dance & Music Dance For KiDs

The Parks & Recreation Department’s Ballet, Tap and Jazz dance program is designed by the Judyth Parks Academy of Dance Arts and is under the direction of Courtney Parks-Billings. The Judyth Parks Academy of Dance Arts is certified by Dance Masters of America and is a member of Dance Teacher Club of

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Performing Arts Special Events

Summer 2011

6025.300 sWing Dance Beginner - interMeDiate

Always one of the “in” dances. Taught from beginner level to intermediate, into advance if time permits. Partners preferred, but not necessary. Connecticut. Learn the basics and When: Thursdays July 7th 7:45pm fundamentals of each dance discipline while incorporating your personal style 8:45pm for 8 weeks into the learning experience. The classes Fee: $60 per couple $40 per single are structured toward each specific age Location: Exit 14 group with the style of today. Begins Tuesday July 5th - August 9th Instructor: Don Dietle Special Events All classes 6 weeks in length Limit of 10 students per class TWILIGHT TUNES 2011 Tuesdays Wednesday evenings on the 6000.319 1:00 - 2:00am Age 3-4 Combo Wallingford Parade Grounds 6000.311 2:00 - 3:00pm Age 5-6 Combo Sponsored by Wallingford Parks & 6000.312 3:00 - 3:30pm Age 5-7 Jazz Recreation and Stop and Shop 6000.310 3:30 - 4:00pm Ages18 mo. Supermarkets - 2 years Diaper Darlings 7:00-8:30:p.m Fee: $40 for each 1/2 hr. class (1hr. class $50) Location: Exit 14 Staff: Judyth Parks Academy of Dance Arts Faculty: Miss Amy Malone

6010.300 BaLLrooM Dancing Beginner anD interMeDiate

Beginner ballroom is an introduction to Ballroom dancing, Fox Trot, Waltz, Swing, Rumba, and Cha Cha Cha, more if time permits. Intermediate ballroom is more in depth with more technique and adding tango and others if time permits. Partners preferred, but not necessary. 6010.301 Fridays July 8th 6:30-7:30pm beginners for 8 weeks 6010.302 Fridays July 8th 7:30-8:30pm intermediate for 8 weeks Fee: $60 per couple $40 per single Location: Exit 15 Instructor: Don Dietle

6016.300 a taste oF Latin

Introduction to Rumba, Cha Cha Cha, Mambo, Merangue, and Samba. Learn the basic Latin rhythms that thrill dancers today. Partners preferred, but not absolutely necessary. Taught basic to intermediate level. When: Thursdays July 7th 6:45pm 7:45pm for 8 weeks Fee: $60 per couple/$40 per single Location: Exit 14 Instructor: Jerri Dietle


Wednesday July 6, 2011 Ticket to Ride Band A tribute band to the Beatles featuring former members of Abbey Road. Wednesday July 13, 2011 NYC Swing Band This talented energetic and charismatic group of musicians/singers often seen in “Zoot Suits” and “Black Hats” have created a very interactive show covering everything from Big Band, Swing, Standards and Ethnic to Rock N’ Roll, Motown Funk and more. This band has played for Michael J. Fox, Jonathan Stewart and at the Inaugural Balls for Presidents Bush and Clinton. Wednesday July 20, 2011 Sounds of Frank Take a nostalgic walk down memory lane listening to all your favorites of Frank Sinatra. “The Summer Wind”, “The Way You Look Tonight”, “Fly Me To The Moon” and more. Wednesday July 27, 2011 "Hyperflight Frisbee Dog Competition” Doolittle Park 6:00p.m. Rain date Thursday July 28th.

Wednesday August 3, 2011 “42nd Street Band” This band has been performing for audience s of all ages, for year. Enjoy a variety of music from Motown, Jazz, Rock and Roll and everything in between. This show, along with its sound and lighting is sure to entertain people of all ages. Wednesday August 10, 2011 “Rubber Street Blues Band” Rubber City is a full force 11 piece horn band that plays a mix of greatest horn band music of the 60s to today. Songs made famous by Tower of Power, Chicago, Motown, The Blues Brothers and more. Come and enjoy what is hip!

HYperFLite FrisBee Dog coMpetition

Since 1993 our department has been offering this spectacular event. We started in 1993 with 6 dogs and their owners and have grown this event to over 50 dogs. We look forward to new participants and welcome back our old friends. Join us at Doolittle Park on Wednesday July 27th at 6:00p.m. Raindate: July 28th. Pack you picnic dinner, and watch unbelievable leaps, bounds and catches by our four-legged friends. Please all dogs must be leashed when not participating… Plaques for the top three finishers provided by Hyperflight

“r” BanD concert series The R Band under the direction of Patricia Lignelli and sponsored by the Wallingford Parks and Recreation Department and the Wallingford Senior Center will present the following performances for the 2011 summer. All concerts are held at the Wallingford Senior Center. Thursday July 7th at Senior Center 6:30-7:45p.m. Thursday July 14th at Senior Center 6:30-7:45p.m. Thursday July 21st at Senior Center 6:30- 7:45p.m. (203) 294-2120

Activity Registration Form Please indicate your relationship to the registrants named herein (check all that apply):

Wallingford Parks and Recreation • 6 Fairfield Boulevard • Wallingford, CT 06492

All forms must be accompanied by full payment. Mail In or Drop Off at the above address. (Please Print)

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Special Considerations: _____________________________________________________________________________________ emergency contact: Name ________________________________________ Phone ______________________________________ ❏ Please check box to request the services of speak to our Therapeutic Rec. Specialist Name of Participants


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authorized pick up person(s)____________________________________________________________ Geographic area: (circle one) Cook Hill, Highland, Yalesville, Parker Farms, Pond Hill, Stevens, Moses Y., Rock Hill. Mail to: Wallingford Park & Recreation Dept., 6 Fairfield Blvd., Wallingford, CT 06492 PLEASE CHECK FOR FOR COMPLETENESS. Thank You! Question??? Call 203-294-2120 PAYMENT METHOD: (CHECK ONE) Make checks payable to: TREASuRER, TOWN OF WALLINgFORD ❏ Cash (PLEASE hAvE ExAcT AmounT) ❏ Check ❏ gift Certificate


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Total Fees Credit Non-resident Fee $5.00 PeR ClaSS Total amount

Sign me up now! Please submit registration requests by May 23rd, 2011 to avoid classes being cancelled due to low enrollment. Thank you!

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By MaiL: upon receipt of this brochure you may mail in your registration at once. Mail-in registrations will be processed in the order of its delivery to the Rec Dept at random beginning Monday, May 23rd, 2011. You should include the following: A completely filled registration form. A separate check for each class made payable to: Treasurer, Town of Wallingford. A SeLF-aDDreSSeD StaMPeD enveLoPe for return receipt. DroP-oFF in PerSon: Come to the Rec Dept main office and drop your registration in the marked REgISTRATION MAILBOX. Drop-off registrations will be processed in the order of its delivery to the Rec Dept. at random beginning Monday, May 23rd, 2011 non-reSiDent: Non-residents will be allowed to mail-in or drop-off registrations at once however the registrations will not be processed until Friday, May 27th, 2011 DroP-oFF aFter BUSineSS hoUrS: Business hours are Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm. A colorful post box is conveniently located in our main lobby for you to drop off registrations. Registrations will be received the next business day and processed accordingly pending previous days registrations. Checks only, please.


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The Wallingford Parks & Recreation Department is an essential quality of life service. our Mission: Our vision is to be the eminent community park and recreation department in Connecticut, to accomplish this, we will develop our programs, services and facilities to meet the diverse and dynamic needs of the community; to promote inclusion, encourage health and wellness, foster human development and enrich the lives of community members through recreation and leisure experiences.�

Department Staff:

town officials Mayor William Dickinson town council Members: Bob Parisi, Chairman Jerry Farrell Jr., Vice-Chairman John LeTourneau Rosemary Rascati Craig Fishbein Vincent Cervoni Vincent Testa Nick Economopolous John Sullivan

Parks & recreation commission: Dave Gelo, Vice-Chair Roz Gallagher Phylis Murray Michael Savenelli, Sr.

Director: Supt. of recreation: recreation Programs Spec.: recreation Facilities coord.: account clerk: Senior clerk:

John Gawlak CPRP Michelle Bjorkman Kenny Michaels Jim Sayre Jennifer Griswold Joanne Vass

Front office Staff: Melaine Pfister Dee Trutnau Paula Knecht Mariann Arnold Michelle Mele Dominick Riveccio Lauren Montano

Grace Kopakow Amy Pajor Jodi Caponera Tom Impronto Roberta Hansen Liz Chubet

asst recreation Prog Spec: health Fitness: early childhood: childcare: aquatics: crafts: Fine arts:

Emily Swindelles Kelli Montgomery Debbie Tansino Nancy Cook Josh LaMay Kim Larkin Rashmi Talpade

The Commission is a five member advisory board responsible for overseeing the operation of the Parks & Recreation Dept. The Com-mission meets at the Recreation Department the first Wednesday of every month at 8pm

Wallingford Park & Recreation Summer 2011 Brochure  

The Wallingford CT Park and Recreation has tons of events, programs, courses and more this Summer. Enjoy what we have to offer.

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