SPECIAL SUMMER CAMP SECTION! REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 11TH
LETTER from the TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE Mission Statement
Educate. Advocate. Collaborate. We will provide superior, reliable municipal services for the benefit of our citizens. We aim to be good stewards of both public resources and our natural environment as we embrace our heritage and yet recognize and act on opportunities to enhance the future quality of life in our community.
We are looking forward to another great summer season with the Parks Department. With activities and schedules almost back to prepandemic, we are excited to offer increased recreational programming, including cooking camps and nature based camps. Whether you are looking forward to themed camps, getting fresh air outside, staying healthy, or learning a new skill, we have something for you this summer season. It is with such gratitude that I offer a thank you to our volunteers, part-time staff and full-time staff for their hard work, flexibility and passion. We ask you to continue supporting our community and staff by using our wonderful parks and recreation programs.
We aspire to be a customer-centered organization through innovation and sustainability.
Laura Crum Manager of Public Outreach Kim Daniels Investigator Jeannine Fortier Administrative Assistant Kristin White Director of Education Terri Wolf Office Manager
Danielle Carey Tolan Westfield Washington Township Trustee
Park Advisory Council Martin Kirkwood | Dave Mueller Jim Peyton | Danielle Carey Tolan
Township Advisory Board
Danyele Easterhaus | Erica Strahm | Davis Gill
About the cover: photo of Kristy White and her summer campers at MacGregor Park
PROGRAM LOCATIONS WTO Township Office 1549 East Greyhound Pass • Carmel 46032 WTO Lower WTO Main
Lower Level: Take ramp towards back of building. Main Level: Enter through front entrance.
Upper Level Village Farms • 453 Greyhound Pass • Carmel 46032
21105 MacGregor Park Road • Westfield 46074
333 West Hoover Street • Westfield 46074
989 East Street, Westfield 46074
Register online at westfieldwashingtontwp.us or by phone at 317-574-9490, ext 4
SUMMER CAMPS YOUNG CHEFS
What I love best about the parks department is that they have the kindest people I've ever met. They make you feel welcome. I love that there are always familiar faces at the camps. -Kinleigh, Camper KIDS CAFE
Ages 3-5. PLEASE ADVISE US OF ANY ALLERGIES! Does your child want to learn to cook? If so, this is the place for them. Simple recipes with few ingredients will open your child's eyes to their role in the kitchen. Children will bring home their very own recipe book, apron and chef hat. Instructor: Kristy White. **MUST BE POTTY TRAINED TO ATTEND CAMP** Min 10/Max 16 4 days WWT Lower $100 M - Th 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Jul 11 - 14 7223.401 M - Th 1 - 4 p.m. Jul 11 - 14 7223.402
WILD AND WACKY SUMMER FUN
Ages 3-5. Join us for 4 fun filled days of summer camp. Arts and crafts, water activities, games and outdoor activities, just to name a little of the fun. Dress for the occasion and be prepared to get dirty and have a great time. Instructor: Kristy White. **MUST BE POTTY TRAINED TO ATTEND CAMP** Min 10/Max 16 *Please sign up for one session only to allow all interested campers to register. Thank you! $85 4 days WWT Lower M - Th 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Jul 18 - 21 7223.403 M - Th 1 p..m. - 4 p.m. Jul 18 - 21 7223.404 M - Th 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Jul 25 - 28 7223.405
Ages 6-8. PLEASE ADVISE US OF ANY ALLERGIES! This camp is for nature lovers and those that like to explore in the wild at MacGregor Park. Put on your old clothes and hiking shoes, and join WWTP staff for fun-filled days of arts and crafts, games, hiking and creek stomping. Please bring your refillable water bottle each day. Snacks will be provided. Instructor: Kristy White. Min 10/Max 16 $60 3 days MacGregor Park Shelters M-W 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Jun 13 - 15 7223.406
Ages 6-10. You don't just learn Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. You make it. You create it. You build it. Our campers will explore, imagine, innovate and become lifelong learners. STEAM CAMP is a great opportunity for your child to collaborate with each other to explore and solve problems using creativity and ingenuity. Let’s get outside and have FUN!! Bring a refillable water bottle each day Instructor: Karen Semler (Mrs. STEMler). Min 10/Max 16 $130 4 days Lower WWT M - Th 9 a.m - 12 p.m.. Jun 27 - 30 7223.407 M - Th 1 p..m. - 4 p.m. Jun 27 - 30 7223.408
Ages 6-8. PLEASE ADVISE US OF ANY ALLERGIES! Movin' on up, graduates out of Kid's Café and join Young Chefs! (you do not have to have attended Kid's Café in the past to attend) Engage your young chef in an interactive class of culinary creations! Young Chefs use expert instruction and child-led design to whip up some delicious recipes. Whether your child wants to master snacks, appetizers or desserts, they will be sure to "relish" in the fun of this class! Instructor: Kristy White. Min 10/Max 16 4 days WWT Lower $110 M - Th 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Jun 20 - 23 7223.409
Ages 8-11. PLEASE ADVISE US OF ANY ALLERGIES! This session is designed for the kids that want to do more extensive cooking. Your child will learn how to prepare and cook simple recipes they could make for your family. They will plan menus and create their own cookbook. They will be mixing and measuring some experiments and coming up with non-edible items, too. This promises to be a delicious time. Instructor: Kristy White. Min 10/Max 16 WWT Lower Jun 20- 23 7223.410
Ages 8-11. PLEASE ADVISE US OF ANY ALLERGIES! Ready for an adventure in the woods? Put on your hiking shoes! This camp is for the nature lover that loves good old-fashioned outdoor games and crafts. Join Westfield Washington Township Parks and Rec staff for a fun-filled day of fun and games. We will kick the can, capture the flag and stomp in the creek, just to mention a few of the activities. Show us your artistic side when tie-dyeing your own shirt (shirts provided). Dress for the occasion, and be prepared to get dirty. Bring your lunch and a water bottle. Snacks will be provided. Information will be sent out about a week prior to camp. Instructor: Kristy White. Min 10/Max 16 $35 1 day MacGregor Parks Shelters Th 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Jun 16 7223.411
Ages 6-17. Develop an understanding of our place in the Universe through learning more about the other components of Space and our interaction with them. There will be a different focus which is reinforced through activities, visual aids and crafts. Instructor: Beth Ann Broadhurst. Min 3/Max 10 $120 3 days MacGregor Park Shelters Tu - Th 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Jun 7 - 9 7223.412
We love all of the camps through Westfield Washington Township! Our kids have been going to them for years. The staff is absolutely amazing, and the crafts, activities, and even the snacks are so fun for the kids. There is so much time and thought put into all of the themes. We cannot recommend these camps more! -Michelle, Parent
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 7 DAYS PRIOR TO EACH CLASS.
SUMMER CAMPS AT WWT
Ages 6-17. Discover the multitudes of native plants in our three different habitats at MacGregor Park. We will create a log of plants we identify and cross-reference them with potential usage by humans as well as the animals of the park. Instructor: Beth Ann Broadhurst. Min 3/Max 10 7223.413
Ages 6-17. Learn how to decode the information you gather from the tools you will take home to set up your own weather center. You will also gain the skills to forecast the weather just like the pros. Instructor: Beth Ann Broadhurst. Min 3/Max 10 $120 3 days 7223.417
BIRD BEHAVIOR BASICS
Ages 6-17. Explore MacGregor Park from an insect's perspective. We will be identifying and cataloging the good bugs as well as the bad. Instructor: Beth Ann Broadhurst. Min 3/Max 10 $120 3 days MacGregor Park Shelters Tu - Th 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Jul 5 - 7 7223.414
Ages 6-17. Learn the basics of bird habitats and create ways to help bring birds to your yard. We will start our Bird Journal to record our observations and begin to track species at MacGregor Park. Instructor: Beth Ann Broadhurst. Min 3/Max 10 3 days MacGregor Park Shelters $120 Tu - Th 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Jul 19 - 21 7223.415
Ages 6-17. We will be exploring the topics of rock types, formations, glacial impact in our state, erosion and conservation of our planet’s resources. Dress for the outdoors and hiking as part of each day’s activities. Instructor: Beth Ann Broadhurst. Min 3/Max 10 3 days MacGregor Park Shelters $120 Tu - Th 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. July 26 - 28 7223.416
PRESCHOOL Preschool Enrichment Class Requirements Ages 3-5. Children MUST be potty trained and be able to follow directions and participate in small group setting without a parent. Doors will be open 10 minutes prior to class. No make-up for canceled classes or missed classes. Kids will receive a snack and drink. Min 6/Max 12 $12 1 Class WWT Lower
PAJAMA PARTY Don’t get your child dressed today… Wear your favorite PJ’s to the Westfield Washington Township Parks for a “sleepover party”. Your child will play friendship games and make a nighttime craft. Enjoy popcorn and juice and lots of fun stories. Th 9 - 10:30 a.m. Aug 11 4223.101
A DAY AT THE BEACH Come enjoy a hot summer day at the beach. We will play beach volleyball and other games, too. We will explore different kinds of shells and make something with them. And we will finish the hot day off with a cool snack. M 12:30 - 2 p.m. Aug 15 4223.102
ISPY Can your child join us for an I Spy adventure? They will need their detective skills to search for hidden things. Enjoy a mystery snack, games and a craft. There will be plenty of I Spy books to search through while you’re here. F 9 - 10:30 a.m Aug 19 4223.103
Register online at westfieldwashingtontwp.us
Ages 6-17. Learn to see the connections between humans and their planet. This is a creative writing, sketching, and collecting project. Instructor: Beth Ann Broadhurst. Min 3/Max 10 $120 3 days 7223.418 Tu - Th 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Ages 12-17. Taught by a certified art teacher, this camp will incorporate drawing, painting, cut paper collage, and other mixed media. Create a composition that's matted and ready to hang in a step-by-step process. No previous skills are needed and everyone works at their own level. You'll make a multi-dimensional masterpiece. The process improves skillbuilding, problem-solving, and creativity, in a fun, engaging camp. Fee includes all materials. Contact instructor Tina Mangos with questions at Tinatango@aol.com Min 3/Max 9 Athena House M - Th 9 - 12 p.m. 7223.419
ENRICHMENT WHO ARE THE PEOPLE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD What would you like to be when you grow up? Maybe a fireman, policeman or a dentist? Come and explore the different people that help us each and everyday. You can decide what you want to be when you grow up. Tu 9 - 10:30 a.m. Aug 23 4223.104
BACK TO SCHOOL It is back to school time. We will read stories about getting ready for school. Your child will make new friends just like at school. We will have a fun craft to make and a snack to finish off the morning. Join us for the fun! Tu 12:30 - 2 p.m. Aug 30 4223.105
WEE PLAY OUTDOORS Ages 1-5 with Adult. Toddlers love to play! They love social interaction with other children and they love to explore new surroundings. Wee Play allows you and your little ones to meet new friends. Each toddler hour has a new theme for your child to learn and explore about a new topic. Grab a Starbucks and bring a friend, you’ll be glad you did. PARENT WITH CHILD Min 5/Max 22 FREE 1 class Simon Moon Park Th 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Aug 24 4223.301
YOUTH & FAMILY
ICE CREAM WE SCREAM PARTY - NEW THIS YEAR! Ages 3-11. Join the Westfield Washington Township Parks Department for an end of the summer bash. We want to celebrate our summer fun with you! There will be crafts and games and of course ICE CREAM. Min 5/Max 24 $5 1 class WWT Lower W 2 - 4 p.m. Aug 3 5223.301
LEARN TO KNIT Ages 16+. Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit but weren’t sure how to get started? This beginner class will walk you through the very basics of knitting: cast on, knit stitch, and casting off. This class is perfect for people who have never picked up needles before and want to learn the very basics to knitting. We will begin working on a water bottle holder. Pictures of our project can be found on claireknits. com. All supplies will be provided for the class – all you do is show up! Space is limited, so sign up early! Min 1/Max 8 $32 1 class WWT Lower 6- 8 p.m. 6223.302 W W 6- 8 p.m. 6223.303 6- 8 p.m. Aug 3 6223.304 W W 6- 8 p.m. Aug 17 6223.305
All Ages. MacGregor Park will be home to a new StoryWalk® where visitors can enjoy reading a children's book while walking the park trails. Join us for the book reveal along with some activities and a take-home craft. This project is a partnership between Westfield Washington Township and the Westfield Washington Public Library. If you are unable to join us for the book reveal, don’t worry, the story will remain up for several months so stop by anytime the park is open from sunrise to sunset. The book will be ideal for ages 7 and under. “StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and was developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, Kellogg-Hubbard Library.” FREE 1 session MacGregor Park Th 11:30 a.m. Jul 28
LEARN TO KNIT 2 Ages 16+. Do you know the knit stitch and ready to move on to the purl stitch? This next level beginner class will walk you through the next steps of knitting: purling and stockinette stitch pattern. You should know how to cast on, the knit stitch and casting off for this class. We will be making a washcloth with a cute picture! Pictures of our project can be found on claireknits.com. All supplies will be provided for the class – all you do is show up! Space is limited, so sign up early! Min 1/ Max 8 $32 1 class WWT Lower W 6- 8 p.m. 6223.306 W 6- 8 p.m. Jul 27 6223.307 W 6- 8 p.m. Aug 10 6223.308 W 6- 8 p.m. Aug 24 6223.309
FORAGING FOR PETS All Ages. Contrafreeloading is real. Pets would rather work for their food than walk over to a bowl for food. NOTE: The instructor is a pet owner - not an expert - but is willing to share what she has done for her pet’s future. Min 3/Max 10 FREE 1 class WWT Lower M 6 - 7:30 p.m. Jun 6 6223.310
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 7 DAYS PRIOR TO EACH CLASS.
ADULTS LEARNING ABOUT LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE Ages 18+. This workshop will address expenses in retirement years due to aging and receiving care, the current costs, and the trends. It will also touch on a unique way to create more income to pay for these bills that use powerful tax advantages. Most people do not know these tax laws exist. Min 3/Max 20 FREE 1 class WWT Main Th 6 – 7 p.m. Jul 21 2223.301
MEDICAID FOR NURSING HOME CARE Ages 55+. How to utilize Indiana Medicaid benefits to help pay for care while protecting as many of your assets as possible. Min 2/Max 10 FREE 1 class WWT Main W 6 - 7 p.m. Jun 22 2223.302
MEDICAID WAIVER Ages 55+. Medicaid Waiver helps pay for assisted living here in Indiana. All Indiana residents are entitled to these benefits. Let us show you how and when we can get you eligible. Please don't disqualify yourself until you hear the facts. Min 2/Max 10 FREE 1 class WWT Main 6 - 7 p.m. Jun 15 2223.303 W
MEDICARE MADE CLEAR Ages 55+. Approximately 10,000 Americans turn 65 years old every day and become eligible to enroll in Medicare. But choosing Medicare coverage can sometimes seem difficult. This workshop will explain the basics of Medicare and the options for coverage available to Medicare beneficiaries. The class is open to anyone eligible or soon to be eligible for Medicare, or anyone with an interest in learning more about how Medicare works. Min 1/Max 13 FREE 1 class WWT Main 6 – 7 p.m. Jun 13 2223.304 M M 6 – 7 p.m. Jul 11 2223.305 6 – 7 p.m. Aug 8 2223.306 M
STEPS TO A BETTER RETIREMENT Ages 18+. Overview of the retirement planning process including creating a retirement road map, implementing a plan, tax advantaged retirement vehicles, investment considerations, annuities & protecting against undue risk. Min 3/Max 20 FREE 1 class WWT Main Tu 2 - 3 p.m. Jun 14 2223.307 W 6 – 7 p.m. Aug 24 2223.308
TOP 10 MISTAKES SMART PEOPLE MAKE WHEN PREPARING THEIR HOUSE FOR SALE (one year out) Ages 18+. In this class, we will discuss the steps needed to start to prepare your house for sale. We will cover resources to assist you in getting ready to sell and what priorities you should consider when getting ready. This class is great for people who have been in their homes for 10+ years and don't know where to start when thinking about selling their house. We will talk about current market conditions and what to expect starting from Step 1. Min 3/Max 10 FREE 1 class WWT Main Tu 7 - 8:30 p.m. Jun 14 2223.309
TOP 10 MISTAKES SMART PEOPLE MAKE WHEN PREPARING THEIR HOUSE FOR SALE (30–60 days out) Ages 18+. This class is a follow-up to Class One, where we will continue to learn about what you need to do to finalize getting your house ready to sell. We will include tips and tricks to maximize value as well as inside Staging tricks and hacks to maximize value out of your house. Min 2/Max 10 FREE 1 class WWT Main Tu 7 - 8:30 p.m. Jul 12 2223.310
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ENRICHMENT TOP 10 MISTAKES SMART PEOPLE MAKE WHEN PREPARING THEIR HOUSE FOR SALE (final preparations)
Ages 18+. In this final class of the series, we will review Best Practices on how to best present your house to buyers in order to minimize objections and maximize return on investment. You will learn secrets only the pros know when putting houses on the market in order to make your house stand out and get TOP dollar. Min 3/Max 10 FREE 1 class WWT Main 7 - 8:30 p.m. Aug 9 2223.311 Tu
UNDERSTANDING YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS Ages 55+. If you are a person who is pre-Social Security age or currently receiving your Social Security benefits, please plan on attending this free educational seminar about them and the impact they can have on your retirement years. Discussion topics will include how and when to apply for benefits, when is the best age to access your benefits, understanding your Social Security Benefit Statement, how to access beneficiary benefits, what impact will inflation have on your benefits and how your Social Security Benefits are affected by other retirement income and other benefits supplied by the Social Security Administration. Min 4/Max 12 FREE 1 class WWT Main Tu 6 – 7 p.m. Jun 14 2223.312 Tu 6 – 7 p.m. Jul 12 2223.313 6 – 7 p.m. Aug 16 2223.314 Tu
VETERAN’S AID AND ATTENDANCE Ages 55+. VA benefits can help pay for in-home care, assisted living, and nursing home costs. Min 2/Max 10 FREE 1 class WWT Main W 6 - 7 p.m. Jun 8 2223.315
SPROUTS & MICROGREENS FOR PETS - FROM A PET OWNER Ages 18+. Sprouting seeds and microgreens are quick and easy methods to feed pets while getting the most nutrients for them. In this workshop, you will learn siimple ways you can increase nutrients for your pets. NOTE: The instructor is a pet owner - not an expert - but is willing to share what she has done for her pet’s future. Min 3/Max 10 FREE 1 class WWT Lower Th 7 - 8:30 p.m. Jun 9 2223.316
PET’S LIFE AFTER YOU Ages 55+. If you live with pets do you have plans for them if you do not make it back home? If you don't have any plan what will your family do with your pets? Let's talk about some of your options to help you put some plans into place. NOTE: The instructor is a pet owner - not an expert - but is willing to share what she has done for her pet’s future. Min 1/Max 10 FREE 1 class WWT Lower W 6 - 7:30 p.m. Jun 8 2223.317
FITNESS & MOVEMENT CORE AND MORE
Ages 18+. Fitness expert Rich Ford leads you in a resistance training class that targets the core, back, lower body and MORE! You never know what the MORE will be, but it will burn calories and leave you with a better frame! Learn more about training, nutrition, and have fun doing it! All fitness levels welcome. Min 8/Max 15 $40 1x/week WWT Lower 8 – 9 a.m. Jun 4 - 25 3223.401 Sa Sa 8 – 9 a.m. Jul 9 - 30 3223.402 Sa 8 – 9 a.m. Aug 6 - 27 3223.403 $72 2x/week VF Clubhouse *3rd Tues 5:45 – 6:45 p.m. Tu/Th 6 – 7 p.m. Jun 2 - 30 3223.404 Tu/Th 6 – 7 p.m. Jul 5 - 28 3223.405 Tu/Th 6 – 7 p.m. Aug 2 - 30 3223.406 $87 3x/week See Above Tu/Th/Sa 6 – 7 p.m. & Sa 8 – 9 a.m. Jun 2 - 30 3223.407 Jul 5 - 30 3223.408 Tu/Th/Sa 6 – 7 p.m. & Sa 8 – 9 a.m. Tu/Th/Sa 6 – 7 p.m. & Sa 8 – 9 a.m. Aug 2 - 30 3223.409
Ages 16+. Tone your muscles and calm your mind with Yoga! Designed for both the beginner and the more experienced student, the class takes you through a gentle sequence of postures that will allow you to discover your body’s own wisdom. Not only will your body feel better, but your mind will too. “Move your muscles, change your life”. Bring your yoga mat to class. Min 5/Max 20 Penny Foster 4 weeks VF Clubhouse $37 M 9 – 10 a.m. Jun 6 - 27 3223.101 $32 3 weeks VF Clubhouse M 9 – 10 a.m. Jul 11 - 25 3223.102 5 weeks VF Clubhouse $45 M 9 – 10 a.m. Aug 1 - 29 3223.103 Beginner Yoga VF Clubhouse*DENOTES NO CLASS $32 3 weeks Jun 3 - 24*6/17 3223.104 Aug 12 - 26 3223.105 VF Clubhouse Jul 1 - 29 3223.106
WOMEN’S WALKING GROUP Ages 18+. Continue your fitness routine…Join fellow walkers on the beautiful trails of MacGregor Park. No registration is required. FREE MacGregor Park Gazebo Tu/Th 9:30 a.m. Jun 2 - Aug 30
ZUMBA Ages 18+. Zumba is a fusion of Latin and international music/dance themes that create an exciting dynamic of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. It is based on the principle that a workout should be “fun and easy to do”. Min 5/Max 8 $45 5 weeks WWT Lower Th 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Jun 2 - 30 3223.205 4 weeks WWT Lower $37 Th 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Jul 7 - 28 3223.202 Th 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Aug 4 - 25 3223.204
LANGUAGE INTERMEDIATE SPANISH
Ages 18+. For students who already know present, preterite, and imperfect tenses, as well as irregular verbs. More tenses and reading and writing exercises will be given by Dr.Wilma SukapdjoMin 2/Max 6 8 weeks WWT Main $92 Tu 6 - 7 p.m. Jun 7 - Jul 26 2223.322
Ages 18+. Learn how many German words you already know, because our basic household words are from German. Learn present and past tense of 25 common verbs and how to construct small sentences. Weekdays, seasons, months, numbers and learn about famous German People: composers, artists, scientist, writers, etc. Viel Spas! Frau Dr. Sukapdjo is ready to help you learn German. Min 1/Max 6 $92 8 weeks WWT Main Th 7 - 8 p.m. Jun 9 - Jul 28 2223.325
SPANISH LITERATURE Ages 18+. This class is for students who know four tenses and can handle maxims, poems, proverbs and a short story to be read and discussed in Spanish, taught by Dr. Wilma Sukapdjo. Min 1/Max 5 $92 8 weeks WWT Main Tu 7 - 8 p.m. Jun 7 - Jul 26 2223.323
BEGINNING SPANISH Ages 18+. Dr. Sukapdjo teaches pronunciation and spelling, nouns and adjectives, agreement and present tense verbs. One never having had Spanish should come to get a good foundation for "el idioma". Hasta luego. Min 1/Max 6 $92 8 weeks WWT Main Th 6 - 7 p.m. Jun 9 - Jul 28 2223.324
BEGINNING PORTUGUESE Ages 18+. Oi! Learn a brief history of Brazil, the difference between Brazilian Portuguese and that of Portugal. Learn about Portunol, food and cultural differences. Compreendemos o portugues! Min 1/Max 7 $92 8 weeks WWT Main Th 8 - 9 p.m. Jun 9 - Jul 28 2223.326
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 7 DAYS PRIOR TO EACH CLASS.
WESTFIELD WASHINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY PROGRAMS Please visit the Westfield Washington Public Library’s website: wwpl.lib.in.us or the Events Calendar: wwpl.librarycalendar.com for a complete calendar of all events or to register for a program.
adult. Yoga will take place behind the skate park. In the event of rain, Yoga at the Park will be canceled. 2nd and 4th Thursdays in June and July at 11 a.m. (Jun 9, 23; Jul 14, 28)
SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Westfield Writers Group
Jun 1 - Jul 31 Read with us this summer! All ages are invited to sign up and participate in the WWPL Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is “Oceans of Possibilities.” The library will be hosting special programs and events throughout the summer, and also offering sign-up prizes, completion prizes, and a grand prize drawing sponsored by the Friends of the Westfield Library! If you are between the ages of 11- 18 and would like to volunteer to help with our Summer Reading Program, please stop by our Children’s Desk and complete an application, or contact us at 317-896-9391 for more information.
Register for the Summer Reading Program at wwpl.beanstack.org or through the Beanstack app.
WWPL Summer Reading Program Prize Drawing Celebration (All ages welcome) Aug 1 at 1:00 p.m.
ADULTS – AGES 18+ Book Groups
WWPL Book Group (For more information inquire at our Adult
Reference Desk.) 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. (Jun 15; Jul 20; Aug 17) Mystery Book Group (For more information inquire at our Adult Reference Desk.) 1st Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. (Jun 1; Jul 6; Aug 3)
Craft Corner Registration required. Register on our website’s Events Calendar wwpl. librarycalendar.com. Stop by the adult area tables and make a craft! 3rd Wednesday of the month from 5 – 7 p.m. Jun 15: Double Feature - Watercolor Summer Art & Seashell Friends Jul 20: Double Feature - Beach Terrarium & Ocean Slime Aug 17: Summer Bling Frames
Registration required. Register on our website’s Events Calendar wwpl. librarycalendar.com. Join us for a night of tabletop game fun at the library. 4th Wednesday of the month from 5 – 7 p.m. (Jun 22; Jul 27; Aug 24)
*You must pre-register to participate. Register through our website’s Events Calendar wwpl.librarycalendar.com or by calling the WWPL @ 317-8969391. Cost to participate is $10, due on the Monday before the event. No refunds will be issued. 1st Thursday of each month from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Jun 2; Jul 7; Aug 4)
Teen/Adult Game Challenges
Registration Required. Register on our website’s Events Calendar wwpl. librarycalendar.com. Jun 23 from 4 - 6 p.m. Ocean Desserts “Nailed It” Challenge Jul 14 from 4 - 6 p.m. Oceans of Fun Trivia Challenge
Yoga at the Park
Registration Required. Register on our website’s Events Calendar wwpl. librarycalendar.com. Join us at Asa Bales Park! Please bring your own yoga mat or beach towel. All ages are welcome, but children must be accompanied by an
For writers or want-to-be writers Contact email@example.com to be put on the email list for the next prompt. 4th Thursday of the month from 1 - 3 p.m. (Jun 23; Jul 28; Aug 25)
Join other players here at the library for a game, or just observe if you are interested in learning how to play. Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. (Jun 7, 14, 21, 28; Jul 5, 12, 19, 26; Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30) Wednesdays at 1 p.m. (Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Jul 6, 13, 20. 27; Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31) Sundays at 1 p.m. (Jun 5, 12, 19, 26; Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug 7, 14, 21, 28)
All are welcome, whether you grew up in Indiana playing the game or are new to the area and to Euchre. 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. (Jun 7, 21; Jul 5, 19; Aug 2, 16)
Needle & Thread Group
All levels of expertise are welcome. Bring your projects and meet other creative people! 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Jun 7, 21; Jul 5, 19; Aug 2, 16)
Mixed Media Art Class
Registration Required. Register on our website’s Events Calendar wwpl. librarycalendar.com. 2nd Monday of the month 6 - 8 p.m. (Jun 13; Jul 11; Aug 8)
All are welcome to attend the genealogy group for a question and answer session to discuss research strategies and associated topics. 2nd Saturday of the month 1 - 3 p.m (Jun 11; Jul 9; Aug 13)
TEENS College and Career Planning Workshop
June 20, 6 - 7 p.m. Join us for a "Strategic Application" workshop with Westfield Washington Public Library & R-O-C-K-S Educational Planning. This workshop is geared toward students in grade 12.
Pirate Escape Room for Teens
Registration Required. Register on our website’s Events Calendar wwpl. librarycalendar.com. July 21 (multiple sessions between 2 and 6 p.m.)
Drop in the Teen Room and make a craft! Check our Events Calendar wwpl.librarycalendar.com for details on the crafts. From 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jun 8: Ocean Treasure Chests Jun 29: Mermaid Sugar Scrub Jul 13: Painted Mermaid Rocks Jul 27: Marbled Mugs Aug 3: Message in a Bottle
Join us in the Teen Room most Tuesdays after school as we team up and answer some random trivia questions. There will be different
To register for WWPL programs, visit wwpl.librarycalendar.com or call 317-896-9391.
themes each week and of course… PRIZES! Come test out your knowledge and compete with your friends. Most Tuesdays at 4 p.m. when school is in session (Aug 9, 16, 23, 30)
Come and play a variety of games with friends after school in the teen room at the library. Most Wednesdays at 4 p.m. when school is in session (Aug 10, 17, 24, 31)
Stop in for popcorn and a movie after school in the Teen Room! Most Fridays at 4 p.m. when school is in session (Aug 12, 19, 26)
Role Playing Games
Aug 15 at 4 p.m. Bring some friends to play role-playing games in the Teen Room! We have starter kits available for Dungeons & Dragons, Starfinder and Cyberpunk Red.
Make It & Take It: Father’s Day
Jun 17 from 2 - 5 p.m. Does your child need a last minute gift for that special father figure in their life? If so, drop-in to the Maker Space anytime between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to decorate a small gift that will be gift wrapped before leaving. Suggested donation amount is $1 per item which includes all supplies and wrapping materials.
Homeschool Meet the Teacher Night Jun 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Story Times (18 months and up, with caregiver)
Registration Required. Register on our website’s Events Calendar wwpl. librarycalendar.com. Enjoy stories, songs, finger-plays, rhymes and puppets. Strengthen early literacy skills and encourage the joy of learning. Each program ends with a fun craft or an activity. Mondays at 10:30 a.m. (Jun 6, 13, 20, 27; Jul 11, 18, 25; Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29) Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. (Jun 7, 14, 21, 28; Jul 5, 12, 19, 26; Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30)
Story Time Puppet Theatre Shows (preschool with caregiver) Registration Required. Register on our website’s Events Calendar wwpl. librarycalendar.com. Usually the 4th Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. during the school year Aug 23 at 10:30 a.m.: Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Baby Love Story Time (birth to 18 months)
Registration Required. Register on our website’s Events Calendar wwpl. librarycalendar.com. Stories, songs, rhymes, finger-plays, and playtime for babies accompanied by a caregiver. Siblings welcome. Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. (Jun 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Jul 7, 14, 21, 28; Aug 4, 11, 18, 25)
Friday Funday (preschool with caregiver)
Registration Required. Register on our website’s Events Calendar wwpl. librarycalendar.com. Please indicate whether you’ll be attending in person or reserving a kit to pick up. Drop in or pre-reserve a take & make kit of digital book recommendations, songs or rhymes, educational activities, crafts and coloring pages all based around a central theme. Designed for preschoolers and their caregivers. Adult supervision required. 2nd Friday of the month. Register and drop-in between 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Jun 10; Jul 8; Aug 12)
Preschool Music & Movement (preschool with caregiver)
Registration Required. Register on our website’s Events Calendar wwpl. librarycalendar.com. Library staff lead children in a wide range of activities supporting early literacy, including chanting, singing, dancing, action songs & stories, rhythm practice, creative movement & role playing. Children will practice both large and small motor skills. Usually the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. (Jun 15; Jul 6, 20; Aug 3, 17)
RECURRING SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS Tween Book Club (4th – 7th Grade)
Registration Required. Register on our website’s Events Calendar wwpl. librarycalendar.com. Sign up now to receive a print copy of the book to borrow until the day of the event. Links to electronic versions also available. Books for the following month will be distributed at each meeting. 1st Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. (Jun 2; Jul 7; Aug 4)
After School Arts & Crafts Club
Drop by the Maker Space each Friday after school to try out new arts and crafts media and techniques. There won't be specific projects; just be creative and see what you can come up with! For ages 8-18. Free! Fridays from 4 - 5 p.m. when school is in session (Aug 12, 19, 26 )
Little Stitching Nook Group
Do you love crocheting, cross stitching, or knitting? All levels of expertise are welcome. Bring your own projects and supplies and meet other creative children! This activity is free and for ages 8-12. 3:45 to 5:45 p.m (Jun 16; Jul 14; Aug 18)
Story Castle Cinema
Join us on Saturdays for a free family-friendly movie in the Story Castle! Saturdays at 1 p.m.
Watch & Wonder
Registration Requested. Register on our website’s Events Calendar wwpl. librarycalendar.com. Watch and Wonder is a fun and educational after-school video program for elementary-aged children, focusing on a variety of topics from the history of holidays to how things are made. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Jun 8, 9, 22, 23; Jul 13, 14, 27, 28; Aug 10, 11, 24, 25)
Family BINGO Night (families, ages 6+)
Registration Required. Register on our website’s Events Calendar wwpl. librarycalendar.com. 3rd Monday of the month from 6 - 7 p.m. (Jun 20; Jul 18; Aug 15)
Paws to Read
Registration Required. Register on our website’s Events Calendar wwpl. librarycalendar.com. Practice reading to a friendly dog who is a very good listener! 2nd Saturday of the month 15-minute sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m. (Jun 11; Jul 9; Aug 13) Additional summer Thursday 15-minute sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m. (Jun 23; Jul 28)
Homeschool Classes at the WWPL
The library offers a wide variety of homeschool classes and clubs for elementary through high school-aged students. Contact the WWPL Children’s Department at 317-896-9391 for more information or to register.
To register for WWPL programs, visit wwpl.librarycalendar.com or call 317-896-9391.
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