Adult Programs
DIRECTOR’S NOTE
Recreation is a wonderful outlet that we all need to help us stay healthy and a way to reduce stress in this fast paced
world. So, come on everyone! Let’s get motivated and get out and do something new!! Take the time to experience life! It
goes by way too fast. Please feel free to contact us should you see anything that we may have overlooked or have an
idea for a new program
With this issue of the Recreator we are presenting to you the upcoming season of programs. We hope that you take
advantage of some of the opportunities listed here.
Take pause and look around, the world holds many wonderful sights and experiences. We look forward to serving you
and planning the many opportunities in our booklet. Visit our website !! at www.madisonct.org/recreation
Scot A. Erskine CPRE
Director of Recreation
BEACH AND RECREATION COMMISSION
Paul Maxwell - Chairman
Mary Pat Nardino - Vice Chairman
Mike Ciotti
Shane Kokoruda
Emily Rosenthal
BEACH AND RECREATION STAFF
Scot A. Erskine, CPRE, Director
Linda Y. LaSance, CPRP, Assistant Director
Carrie Gazda, CPRP, Recreation Supervisor
Anna Costin, Administrative Secretary
Barbara Sabiston, After School Program Coordinator
LOCATION OF DEPARTMENT
To serve you our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and we are located at the
Town Campus in Town Hall, 8 Campus Drive, Madison. Our telephone number is 203-245-5623.
Offices will be closed on the following dates:
4/14, 5/29, 7/4
DEPARTMENT MISSION STATEMENT
Strive to employ and retain an outstanding workforce of professionals and trained volunteers and obtain cooperative
utilization of community resources.
Provide leadership and vision by monitoring trends, evaluating services, and designing for the future.
Improve the community by providing equal accessibility to all citizens, bringing people together, and building positive
relationships among a diverse population.
Create an environment that develops the mind and body by combining recreational, natural, and cultural resource
principles while instilling values and responsibilities promoting good citizenship and leadership skills.
Ensure a safe and well-maintained leisure service delivery system that will improve and enrich the community through
diverse programs and services within available resources.
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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.
The Town of Madison does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its
programs, services, or activities. The Town of Madison does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or
employment practices. Questions, concerns, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding the ADA may be
forwarded to Madison ADA Coordinator:
Manager of Human Resources
Town of Madison,
8 Campus Drive, Madison, CT 06443
(203) 245-5603
Individuals who need auxiliary aids for effective communication in programs and services of the Town of Madison are
invited to make their needs and preferences known to the ADA Coordinator.
DEPARTMENT POLICIES
Program schedules, fees and descriptions are as complete as possible. However, it is sometimes necessary to change
instructors, dates, times, place or program content. Changes will not be made unless absolutely necessary and your
understanding will be appreciated.
• Additional materials and/or equipment may be required for some programs. Please check the program’s
description for information on material needs.
• Please understand that we cannot run programs with insufficient enrollment. Fees listed are to cover the costs of
our instructors and overhead. Classes can be canceled because of lack of enrollment. Please register early to
avoid disappointment for yourself (and the instructor)!
• Only those enrolled in the programs may attend. Sorry, but “visitors/family” will not be permitted in the class
rooms unless invited by the instructor.
• Children must be the appropriate age before or within the duration of the program.
• Sorry, but we do not pro-rate our class fees.
• Sorry no phone reservations for programs or facility rentals are accepted.
• Payments must be made in full at time of registration.
• There will be a $20 charge for all returned checks by bank.
Cancellations/Postponements
In the event of inclement weather and you are questioning whether a class is being held or not, please tune in to WELI
960AM,KC 101 FM, WTNH Channel 8 and WFSB Channel 3. We will also place cancellations on our weather information
hotline: 203-245-5600 – ext. 7411.
REGISTRATION PROCEDURES
Rolling Admission – Registrations will be taken on a space availability basis and on a first-come, first served basis.
We accept cash, check and now credit cards (MasterCard, Visa and Discover) for your convenience.
Remember to complete the registration form in its entirety and use additional paper if necessary. When you receive
your receipts, look them over carefully and notify the office immediately if an error has been made. Thank you for your
cooperation.
OUT-OF-TOWN PARTICIPATION IN PROGRAMS AND TRIPS
Registrations will be accepted before start of program if space is available. There is an additional charge of $5 for
programs costing $20 or less; and a $10 additional charge for programs costing more than $20. These charges do not
apply to Bauer Park or Rockland Preserve programs.
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TO REGISTER ON-LINE
Visit our website at www.madisonct.org and click on Beach and Recreation Department link. New visitors to our site will
be asked to complete certain information and submitted to our secure servers once approved an email will be sent with a
username and password to enter the site. This may take a day or two (especially on a weekend) so please do this well in
advance of any programs starting date in order for you to be able to register in time. For your convenience, registrations
are now accepted 24 hours a day. Master Card, Visa, Discover accepted both in person and on-line.
PRICING
In response to the current economic climate we offer a quantity discount on some of our programs. All registrations
must be from the same immediate family household and for the same program and session. Some exceptions exist such
as for trips, special events and programs. The third person is discounted 50% after the first two full price registrations.
We value your participation in our programming and thank you for your continued patronage.
TO REGISTER BY MAIL
Please state name, address, phone number, and program title and program number. Give parental permission for
children under age 18.
Make check payable to TOWN OF MADISON and mail to:
Town of Madison
Beach and Recreation Department
8 Campus Drive, Madison, CT 06443
Check our website often for program updates. We are adding new programs every day and they are not always
in our brochure and occasionally program information changes.
REFUND POLICY
Since programs are generally self-supporting and commitments need to be made to instructors and staff, the following
is the Department’s refund policy. Before you send in your registration, please read this policy.
• To avoid classes being cancelled at the last minute due to low enrollment, refund requests must be made one
week (7 working days) in writing before the scheduled starting day of the program.
• A $10 fee will be charged for all program withdrawals.
• Refunds will be given upon request for medical reasons (doctor’s note must be provided) that occurs before
and up through the first class of the program minus the $10.00 processing fee. Bauer Park Programs processing
fees are on a sliding scale.
• Once the decision has been made to run a particular program, no refund will be given.
• Refunds will be given automatically if a program is canceled due to insufficient registration or for causes beyond
the control of the Department.
• Due to the need to pre-pay for tickets refunds will not be given on trips, special events, season tickets or
passes unless a replacement is found to take your space.
OOPS! The department apologizes in advance for any mistake you may find in this brochure. Due to the continuous
program information updates, rescheduling issues, as well as other circumstances, some information is subject to change
or errors may occur. Thank you again, in advance, for your cooperation and understanding in this matter.
Program Ideas – If you have a talent and are interested in teaching a class, for programs that we do not currently offer,
send us a written proposal (no phone calls please) and we will contact if we are interested and have space availability. We
will not entertain proposals for classes we already offer. Include any certifications you may have and references. All of
our instructors must be CPR/AED/FA certified.
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FITNESS/GYM PASSES
This pass is for Madison Tax paying residents and required for use of the Town Campus Gym and Exercise room yearround. Release of Liability and Code of Conduct forms must be signed. Guest privileges do not apply to the Town
Campus Gym or Fitness Room. Replacement of all passes is $5.00.
Purchase at Recreation Department or by mail.
Prices for one year from date of purchase are:
Adult
$80 (Ages 21 – 59)
Youth
$20 (Ages 16 – 20)
Senior Citizen
$20 (Ages 60+)
*Jr. Youth
$5.00 (Ages 9 (Grade 4) -15 yrs.)
*Does not entitle use of fitness room – only gym.
Release of Liability and Code of Conduct forms must be signed by each participant.
To order passes by mail:
1. Write names, address, phone number, and type of passes desired.
2. Enclose copy of driver’s license (for proof of age) and car registration or tax bill.
3. Enclosed self-addressed, stamped envelope.
4. Make checks payable to: Town of Madison
Fitness Room or gym may be closed when classes are in session. Check schedule at gymnasium office for the most up
to date schedule. Fitness room equipment maintenance is contract with an outside Equipment Service firm. We make
every effort to report repair issues to this company for their prompt service. We ask for your patience during these times.
Gym/Fitness Room Winter/Spring Hours - Effective 3/1/17
Monday through Friday 7:30am – 7:45pm
Saturdays 9am-11:45am
Effective Dec. 3, 2016 through Feb. 25, 2017
No Saturday morning Gym Hours.
Fitness room will be open 9-11:45am.
Town Campus Gym Rules
- Must have own pass
- Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times.
- No Food or Drink in the Gym
-Adults that want to observe/participate in gym activities with their child(children) must also have a valid recreation
pass.
-Children in grade 3 and under must be accompanied by a pass holding parent/legal guardian.
**Dance Studio is for Recreation Department Programs only.
Not for use by Recreation Pass Holders or General Public.
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Before & After School Program
Barbara Sabiston -Coordinator
Registration will be on going at the Recreation Department office. Any questions call 203-245-5624
Before School Program Grades K - 4
7:00am until school starts at Island Ave., Ryerson, and Jeffrey School
No Before School at Brown School.
After School Program Grades K - 6
Dismissal time until 6:00 pm at Island Ave., Ryerson, Jeffrey and Brown schools.
Registration fees:
After School/Before School
$25/child, $40/family plus monthly fee
Monthly Rates -
Registration Drop-In Fee
$28/child, $45/family – plus daily $5.75 hr. charge (*Pre-paid Drop-In Pass)
*Drop-In Program: 30 Hour Pass Fee: $174.00
15 Hour Pass Fee: $ 91.00
Jeffrey, Ryerson, Island Ave. and Brown sites
After School Fees:
Before School Fees:
Brown - After School
5 days per week
4 days per week
3 days per week
2 days per week
1 day per week
5 days per week $115.00
4 days per week $ 95.00
3 days per week $ 74.00
2 days per week $ 52.00
1 day per week $ 31.00
5 days per week
4 days per week
3 days per week
2 days per week
1 day per week
$197.00
$159.00
$118.00
$ 83.00
$ 46.00
$199.00
$161.00
$120.00
$ 85.00
$ 48.00
Day Trips for School Vacation Days- For Ages 5-12
Day trips during days off from school. Students may be dropped off as early as 7:00am.and must be picked up by 6:00
pm. The dates, fees and trips are listed below. Students must bring a lunch (unless otherwise indicated) – snacks
provided. If minimum number is not met, the field trip will be cancelled, but the camp day will run. Trips subject to
change. No refunds will be given due to nature of program unless a doctor’s note is provided (minus a $10.00
processing fee).
Monday, February 20, 2017 – Fee $48
Galaxy Roller Skating – Groton, CT
Start/End Day at Town Campus Gym
Join us for a sensational skating experience.
Bring a friend and have fun. Skates free
Program #241601A
Lunch and Snacks are provided today.
Bus leaves for trip at 9:00 am.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 – Fee $48
Woodlawn Duck Pin Bowling – West Haven, CT
We have fun truing to be the duck pin bowling champion
and then we will receive coins to use in the arcade for extra
fun. Bowling shoes part of the package.
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Lunch and Snacks are provided today
Bus leaves for trip at 9:00 am.
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Programs for Young Children
MINI-EXPLORERS
Come join in the fun of exploring! We will learn about nature and science through activities such as hiking, singing,
games, reading and making crafts. For preschoolers ages 3-5, accompanied by an adult. (Adults do not pay).
Indoor/outdoor programs – dress for the weather. Programs held at the Bauer Park classroom and property.
All Mini-Explorers are from 10:00 to 11:30 am. All cost $15 per child. Adults are free.
Instructor: Donna Dione
It’s Sugaring Time! - Friday, 2/24 - Program #335705A
Maple trees are waking up as hints of spring arrive at Bauer Park. Learn how to tap the trees and then how to collect the
sap to turn it into syrup. Make a craft to remind you of how special maple trees are.
Mixing Madness- Friday, 3/10 – Program #435711A
Join us as we become mini-scientists and do some fun mixing and color experiments! See what happens when we mix
some mystery liquids and powders. Make oobleck and slime and even do some color chromatography!
Down on the Farm - Saturday, 4/8 – Program #435706A
What would it have been like to live at Bauer Farm over 100 years ago? Would kids spend all day doing chores or would
they get to have some fun? Join us as we play some games that were popular with children in early America along with
making a colonial craft. Maybe we’ll even do a farm chore or two!
Dig Those Decomposers - Friday, 4/21 – Program #435707A
If you like exploring and playing in the dirt, then you will love decomposers! Insects, fungi and all sorts of cool critters help
turn leaves and logs into soil. Join us as we visit the Bauer forest for an up-close investigation of who is living under our
feet and helping to keep the woods alive.
Incredible Insects and Amazing Arachnids - Friday, 5/12 – Program #435708A
Insects and spiders can sometimes be scary pests, but there are quite a few that are actually helpful to plants, animals
and people. Learn the difference between insects and spiders and explore why all these “creepy crawlers” are important.
The class will include a “bug hunt” and an insect craft.
(Expenses = $5)
Pond Dippers- Friday, 5/26 – Program #435710A
Have you ever wondered what critters live in the pond at Bauer Park? Join us for some pond dipping with nets, and you’ll
have the chance to observe some freshwater creatures up close. Please wear clothes and shoes/boots that you don’t
mind getting a little wet and muddy.
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Jr. Kickers Soccer Ages 3 to 5 with Shoreline Soccer
With more basic options now at their disposal our next task is to couple the child’s blossoming physical and social
confidence with a greater grasp of how to read the beautiful game. Shielding, first touch play and defensive positioning
are all classic examples of simple skills that over time will become second nature. Add to this memory improvement,
problem solving and team awareness and your child will be quickly demonstrating all the hallmarks of a well-rounded
individual with a wider appreciation of team play. Program is instructed by the Ben Joiner, Ginger English and their Staff.
All programs meet at the Lower Field, or the gym in bad weather.
Wednesday Soccer
January 11 to March 8 skip 2/1/17
April 5 to May 31 (skip 4/13/17)
Time
2:00 to 2:45 pm
2:00 to 2:45 pm
Program#
331303B
435303C
Fee
$115
$115
Thursday Soccer
January 12 to March 8 skip 2/12/17
April 6 to June 1 (skip 4/14/17)
Time
2:00 to 2:45 pm
2:00 to 2:45 pm
Program#
331303C
331303D
Fee
$115
$115
Saturday Soccer
April 8 to June 3 (skip 5/27/170
Time
9:00 to 9:45 am
Program#
435303A
Fee
$115
#331303A
$115
Sunday Soccer (meets in the Town Campus Gym)
February 5 to March 26
11:00 to 11:45 am
Programs for Youth
ROOTS TO FRUITS AFTER-SCHOOL GARDEN CLUB – Program #431717A
Mondays, March 13 – June 12 (no meeting April 10 & May 29) Time: 3:45-5:15 p.m.
Using the Bauer Farming Project’s organic vegetable garden as an outdoor classroom, participants will observe and
engage with the natural world through a variety of activities including planning, planting, harvesting, tasting and sharing
the fruits of our labor. This is a drop off program. Be prepared to be outside; bring a water bottle and a snack. Be
advised: We will be tasting items from the garden and preparing foods (please make teachers aware of allergies
or dietary restrictions).
Ages 5 – 11 (Grades K-6)
Instructors: Sue Stark and Shari Lariviere
Fee: $190 per person
SCIENCE GIRLS! Classes at Bauer Park for Girls Ages 7 to 10
The following six classes are designed to inspire girls to explore science topics. All activities are geared towards
encouraging confidence, curiosity and interest in STEM explorations.
COOL-OLOGY SCIENCE GIRLS! - Friday, 3/10 – Program #435712A, Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
This hands-on science and engineering program is aimed at getting girls excited about science, engineering and STEM
(science, technology, engineering and math) connections. In this first class, girls will explore basic chemistry and physics
concepts.
Instructor: Claudia Esposito
Fee: $20
POWERED UP for Girls Thursday, 3/16, Program #435713A, Time: 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Learn how electricity and circuits are used to makes things work. We will teach basic principles of electric/electronics
circuits with hands-on projects to demonstrate concepts and have fun making sounds, light and motion.
Instructor: Giovanni Meier
Fee: $18
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CITIZEN SCIENCE GIRLS! Thursday, 4/27, Program #435714A, Time 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Citizen science is the involvement of the public in scientific research – whether community-driven research or global
investigations. There are many ways to help scientists collect data right from your own yard or park. We will investigate
using a few of the projects that are available online and in use at Bauer Park. Participants will bring home seeds to start
for their own citizen science project.
Instructor: Sue Stark
Fee: $20
SQUID DISSECTION for Girls – Thursday, 5/11, Program #435715A, Time 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Discover the mysteries of this amazing mollusk through hands-on lab activities. Locate the squid’s beak, write with its ink
and find the shell hidden inside its body. Learn about female marine scientists who are at the forefront of cephalopod
research, including the search for the giant squid!
Instructor: Julie Ainsworth
Fee: $12.50
SAFARI SCIENCE GIRLS – Thursday, 5/25, Program #435716A, Time: 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Come learn how you can combine your love of nature with your love of science! While exploring the woods and fields of
Bauer Park, we’ll also explore some of the ways scientists study the plants and animals that live there, and try some of the
techniques used by field biologists, anthropologists and ecologists to make sense of what we find.
Instructor: Pam Meier
Fee: $15
THE WORLD AND WORK OF POLLINATORS for Girls – Thursday, June 8, Program #131719A
Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
We will learn what pollinators are, why they are important, and steps we can take to help them. We will also participate in
a citizen science project that helps scientists who are studying bees. Participants will bring home seeds to start for their
own citizen science project.
Instructor: Sue Stark
Fee: $20
OCEANOLOGY CLUB – Wednesdays, 4/26 to 6/14, Program #431711A, Time: 3:30 to 5:30 pm
Investigate our local marine environment in this science club for middle school students. We’ll explore a variety of coastal
ecosystems -- from sandy beaches and salt marshes, to tide pools and rocky shores. Students will collect and analyze
data, learn to identify local species, and assess human impacts on Long Island Sound. We’ll also monitor horseshoe crab
and shorebird populations as citizen scientists for Project Limulus. On rainy days, we will do indoor activities, such as fish
printing, microscopic studies or dissections. The club schedule with meeting locations will be emailed to parents.
Students should have a serious interest in math, science and the marine environment.
Ages 10-14 (students currently in grades 5-8)
Instructor: Julie Ainsworth
Fee: $142
Cool-ology STEM based programs with Instructor Claudia Esposito. Join Cool-ology for fast paced,
educational, STEM challenges! Children will utilize the engineering design process to design and create fun, creative and
useful contraptions sure to thrill and delight! All programs below are for ages 7 to 10 and cost $15 each.
Bucket Towers & Water Slides
Thursday, February 2 Time: 2:00-4:00
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Program #331712A
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Brown Pond Project Tuesdays
The POND (Providing Outdoor Nature Discoveries) Project is a weekly after-school club for fifth and sixth grader aspiring
naturalists at Brown School. Each year, POND kids continue the process of exploring and enhancing the schoolyard
habitat, learning about nature in general, and sharing their discoveries about this great natural resource, with the school
community. Activities might include journaling, pond sampling, plant identification, trail building, birdwatching, display
making and tracking, just to name a few, every day is different. Willingness and ability to sit and listen is a must. POND is
an indoor/outdoor program that runs for the entire academic year by semester, register for each semester separately.
Brown School students are eligible to participate. For more information go to www.sites.google.com/brownpondproject.
This program fills up quickly, waitlisted students will be contacted if and only if a spot becomes available.
**If you register for semester 1 only, there is no guarantee that there will be space available in semester 2 as registration
is open for both simultaneously. Program will cancel if minimum numbers are not met.
Time: 3:00 to 5:00 pm.
Semester 2 Program #231707B
Tuesdays
Dates: February 7 to May 30 (Skip 2/14, 2/21, 4/11 and 5/16)
Fee: $169
Pond Project II
The POND Project II is an extension of the Brown School POND Project, and is open to all Polson Middle School
students. Students walk together, after school, from Polson to Bauer Park, which serves as a laboratory, classroom and
base of exploration. Activities run the gamut from wetlands study to hiking the nearby Cockaponset trails to planting
wildlife gardens – or whatever presents as relevant, engaging and suitable to the group and outdoor conditions at the
time. Each year also incorporates a community service project of the group’s choosing. The program is very studentdirected and very interdisciplinary, and therefore, requires participants to be genuinely motivated, open-minded and
adventurous about nature study. PPII is an indoor/outdoor program that runs for the entire academic year by semester,
register for each semester separately. *If you only register for semester 1, there is no guarantee that space will be
available for semester 2. Instructor: Pam Meier
Program #231712B
Fridays
Dates: February 3 to May 26 (Skip 3/10, 4/7 and 4/14)
Fee: $182
Coach Niekrash Spring Softball Clinic
Great softball players develop their skills during the off season. The basics, strategies, and rules of the game will be
taught. Players will be engaged in games, skill contests and numerous fun type softball related activities. Wear gym shoes
and comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle. Held at the Polson School Gym. Held Monday through Thursday. Friday
is a make-up for bad weather.
For girls in grades 9 to 12
Dates: 3/13 to 3/16 (Make up 3/17)
Time: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Fee: $60R, $70 NR
Shoreline Soccer Futsal Soccer Sundays
Futsal is a quick style of soccer popular in Brazil and in Europe. The essence of the Brazilian style is the efficiency with
split second improvisation, creativity and technique. Played on a small, indoor field with a smaller, heavier ball, our
program emphasizes ball control and precise passing. Taught in an environment that focuses on building skills,
confidence and encouraging creativity while, enhancing a player’s passion for the game. Held in the Town Campus Gym.
Eight Week Programs
Session 2: February 5 to March 26
12:00 - 1:00pm
Ages 5 to 7
1:00 to 2:00 pm
Ages 8 to 10
2:00 to 3:00 pm
Ages 10 to 12
3:00 to 4:00 pm
Ages 12 to 14
4:00 to 5:00 pm
High School Age
Fee: $155 Residents, $165 Non-Residents
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#331304A
#331304B
#331304C
#331304D
#331304E
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Shoreline FC Soccer Academy Age 5 to 10 – Program #435304A - Saturdays
We, at Shoreline FC are excited to announce our Developmental Soccer program, our developmental program is
supplement to your town soccer, enhancing your game and giving you the tools to help you achieve your potential.
Working with one of our Professional Coaches, we will focus on improving your skills and technique, which we believe will
build your foundation to grow as a player for years to come. This is the early stages of our club pyramid, designed to help
you achieve your soccer ambitions through your school years. Shoreline FC Soccer Academy soccer for ages 5 to 10.
Held at the Town Campus Lower Field or in the gym in bad weather. Bring a water bottle and wear gym clothes.
Girls and Boys Ages 5 to 10
4/8/17 to 6/3/17 (skip 5/27/17)
Time: 9:00 to 10:00 am
Fee: $125
Shoreline FS Soccer Academy April Vacation Soccer Camp – Program #435302A
We, at Shoreline FC are excited to announce our Developmental Soccer program, our developmental program is
supplement to your town soccer, enhancing your game and giving you the tools to help you achieve your potential.
Working with one of our Professional Coaches, we will focus on improving your skills and technique, which we believe will
build your foundation to grow as a player for years to come. This is the early stages of our club pyramid, designed to help
you achieve your soccer ambitions through your school years.
Girls and Boys ages 5 to 10
4/10/17 to 4/14/17 (M-F)
Time: 9:30a to 12:30p
Fee: $125
Baby Sitting Classes (Class size Limited)
The Women’s Club of Madison, in coordination with the Madison Beach & Recreation Department, sponsors a four-week
babysitting seminar. This how-to babysitting class is for boys and girls ages 11 thru 13. Students MUST attend all classes
in order to receive a certificate. No use of Electronic devices allowed during class. These items will be taken and
returned after class. Held at Polson School Cafeteria
Prog.# 321701 A
Days: Wednesdays
Dates: 3/1, 8, 15, 22
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Ages: Girls and Boys ages 11-13
Fee: $40 (Reinvested towards Madison needs)
Adult Programs
LANDSCAPING FOR LIFE – Sundays, March 5, 12, 26 and April 2, Time: 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Join the Bauer Farming Project’s garden manager, Sue Stark, for a series of four Earth-friendly landscaping workshops.
Chances are, you have never thought of your property as a wildlife preserve that represents an important resource for
sustaining native plants and animals, but that is exactly the role our suburban landscapes are now playing and will play
even more in the near future. In this four part series, we will cover the components of an ecologically sound home
landscape that benefits wildlife, the environment and your family. Participants may register for one or all of the sessions,
but the design workshops should be taken together.
March 5: Gardening For Wildlife – Program # 432711A Fee: $25
This class will introduce ways that residential landscape choices impact wildlife. We will cover the components of creating
a successful wildlife habitat, emphasizing the importance of native plants to the local ecosystem.
March 12: Ecologically Sound Home Landscaping – Program #432712A Fee: $25
This class will focus on sustainable organic landscaping practices. Topics include ecosystem services, soils, storm water
management, the basics of organic gardening, choosing and using chemicals wisely, lawn alternatives, specific types of
habitat and more!
March 26 and April 2: Landscape Design Workshops Part 1 and Part 2 – Program #432713A Fee: $50
This two-part workshop will cover home landscape site assessment and design. Participants will leave the first workshop
prepared to do a home site assessment. In the second workshop, we will work together to come up with design solutions
and resources for creating a vibrant and beautiful landscape on your property.
Fee for all 4 Classes in the Series: $100 – Program #432710A
Optional Book: $6.00 Program #432714A
Book: Introduction to Organic Yards and Lawns
Instructor: Sue Stark
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Birds in Your Backyard and Around the World – Sunday, 3/19
Program #432715A, Time: 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Experience an avian world, from the backyards of Madison to the exotic wild lands of Australia, Africa and the Galapagos
Islands. Each species has its own fascinating stories to tell through its unique behaviors and adaptations. Participants
will be encouraged to ask questions about birds throughout the program. Susannah Graedel holds a master’s degree in
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and spent many years banding songbirds.
Instructor: Susannah Graedel
Fee: $7.50
BEGINNING BIRDING BY EAR – Saturday, 6/17
Program #132706A, Time: 8:00 to 10:00 am
Bauer Park is alive with the songs and calls of breeding birds in June. The secret of learning the vocalizations of birds is
by locating a bird by listening and then seeing it with binoculars. Early summer is the best time to hone your skills
because they are singing to attract a mate and to defend their nests. Species such as Bluebirds, Red-tailed Hawks,
Yellow Warblers and Orioles will be easy to find. Binoculars and field guides will be provided or bring your own.
Instructor: Susannah Graedel
Fee: $10
EXPLORE THE INNER BEAUTY OF FLOWERS - Tuesday, 6/20
Program #132707A, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Spectacular beauty lies hidden beneath the petals of the wildflowers at Bauer Park. Dissect several species and examine
them under the microscope to reveal their intricate secrets. Learn why a daisy is not a flower. Discover how flower
structure relates to pollinators. The instructor holds a Certificate in Botanical Illustration from the New York Botanical
Garden.
Instructor: Susannah Graedel
Fee: $12.50
 Jazzercise
Instructed by Carol Dyson, RN, Certified Jazzercise Instructor or Certified Jazzercise Instructor. Come and enjoy the #1
dance fitness program in the world. Class includes a 45-minute cardio workout and 15 minutes of muscle toning.
Designed to boost cardiovascular endurance, strength and flexibility. Jazzercise offers a fusion of jazz dance, resistance
training, Pilates, yoga and kick boxing. You can now mix and match classes for one price. Held at Surf Club.
Monday thru Saturday 9-10:00 am
Tuesday and Thursday 6:30-7:30 pm.
Prog. # 324020 A
Dates: 1/3 - 2/28
Prog. # 424020 A
Dates: 3/1 – 4/29
Prog. # 424020 B
Dates: 5/1 – 6/30
(1/16, 2/20)
$95.00
$95.00
$95.00
(no 5/27, 29)
Piloting and Charting
The Piloting and Charting course is a three nights on navigation, covering the basics of coastal and inland navigation. This
course focuses on traditional techniques so the student will be able to find his/her way even if their GPS fails. The course
includes many in-class exercises, developing the student’s skills through hands-on practice and learning. Topics covered
include but not limited to Charts and their interpretation , Navigation aids and how they point to safe water , Plotting
courses and determining direction and distance , The mariner’s compass and converting between True and Magnetic ,
Pre-planning safe courses, The “Seaman’s Eye” – simple skills for checking that one is on course.
Please bring parallel rulers and divider or other navigation plotting tools or they will be available for purchase for $45.00
Prog. # 424070 B
Dates: 2/27, 3/6, 3/13
Place: Memorial Town Hall Upper Level
February 13, 2017
Days: Monday
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm Fee: $65.00
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About Boating Safety
Learn boating Safety at a USCG Basic Boating Course. This is a two day 4 hours each class to fulfill requirements for
Connecticut Boating Certification. Upon completion of test you will be qualified for a Connecticut Personal Watercraft
Certificate. Topics covered are Know your boat, before you get underway, a general introduction to navigating the
waterways, general description of operating your boat, legal requirements of boating, Boating emergencies what to do,
Enjoying your boat.
Prog. 424070 A
Dates: 3/28 & 4/4
Place: Memorial Town Hall Upper Level
Days: Tuesday
Time: 5:30 – 9:30 pm Fee: $65.00
Prog. 124070 A
Dates: 6/22 & 6/29
Place: Memorial Town Hall Upper Level
Days: Thursday
Time: 5:30 – 9:30 pm Fee: $65.00
Mindful Mat Pilates
Instructed by Jennifer McManus RN, Certified Exercise Specialist ACSM, and Certified Pilates Instructor.
A series of specific movements designed to improve your strength and flexibility and reshape your body. Pilates
strengthens your core abdominal and back muscles, increases flexibility and improves posture. The non-impact exercise
eliminates stress on joints and provides a total body workout that is safe and effective for all ages. Exercises will be
leveled to meet individual needs (beginner, intermediate). Intermediate sessions are for individuals who have had prior
Pilate’s experience. All classes held at the Town Campus Gym/Aerobics Room. Please bring a mat and towel. All
classes meet in the TC Gym Dance Studio.
Monday Class
Dates: 2/27 to 4/3
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Level: Beg/Inter
Fee: $72
Program #332202A
Wednesday Class
Dates: 3/1 to 4/5
Time: 8:30 to 9:30 am
Level: Inter/Adv.
Fee: $72
Program #332201C
C.O.R.E = TOTAL BODY FITNESS
This class incorporates Pilates principles into a total body workout to improve your core strength, build and tone muscles
and improve your balance and overall fitness. This class will increase lean muscle mass which will improve metabolism,
increase calorie burning, improve overall strength and joint stability. This total body strengthening class will utilize weight,
several sizes, large and small ball and a resistance band to create a challenging and unique fitness experience. Each
class will include a warm up and a cool down. Each student will need a large ball. Weights, bands and small balls will be
provided for each student. Students will also need to bring a towel and a mat. Instructor: Jennifer McManus, RN, certified
Pilates instructor and certified Exercise Specialist ACSM. These classes meet at the Memorial Town Hall Upper Level
th
except for October 8 which meets at the Town Campus Gym.
Thursday Evening Class
Dates: 3/2 to 4/6
Time: 5:45 to 6:45 pm
Level: Inter/Adv
Fee: $72
Program #332203A
 Painting Studio: Program
Painting studio for intermediate and advanced artists using any medium. No formal instruction provided. Periodic group
critiques. Artists must provide their own supplies and equipment.
Tuesdays 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Held: Memorial Town Hall Upper
Prog. # 324001 A
Dates: Jan. 10 – Feb. 28
8 weeks
Fee: $48.00
Prog. # 424001 A
Dates: Mar. 7 – Apr. 25
8 weeks
Fee: $48.00
Prog. # 424001 B
Dates: May 2 – June 20
8 weeks
Fee: $48.00
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 Watercolor Studio
Class monitor is John Copelin or Joan McPherson.
Morning painting time for congenial group of experienced watercolor artists. No formal instruction. Group critique begins
each session. Artists provide own supplies and inspiration.
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Held: Memorial Town Hall Upper
Prog. # 324000 A
Dates: Jan. 4 – Mar. 29
13 weeks Fee: $78.00
Prog. # 424000 A
Dates: Apr. 5 – June 21 12 weeks
Fee: $72.00
UNVEIL THE SECRETS OF TREES IN WINTER: THE BEAUTY OF TWIGS AND BUDS
Learn the tricks of identifying trees in winter by their bark and growth form in the forest. Then, come inside to explore the
beauty of their twigs and buds. These intricate structures tell the story of a tree’s past and foretell its burst into lush green
life in the spring. This class will change how you see trees and connect you with their marvels. An indoor-outdoor
program. Dress for the weather and a short easy walk.
For adults and high school students.
Instructor: Susannah Graedel
Sunday, 2/19
Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Fee: $10 per person
Program #332701A
Men’s Senior Basketball Program –#233301A
On Tuesday and Thursday mornings, from October to April, the Town Campus gym is designated for our senior men’s
basketball program. You must be age 60 and older to play. Madison Residents and Non-Residents must purchase a pass
to play during this designated time. Passes cannot be purchased online but must be purchased in the office or by mail as
a special card will be given for admittance to play. Teams are formed based on who shows up each morning. Play begins
at 9:00 am but our office is open at 8:30 if you need to purchase a pass before you go to the gym.
Dates: 10/18 to 4/27
Days: Tuesday and Thursdays Time: 9:00 to 11:00 am
Resident Fee: $20, Non-Resident Fee: $30.00
Skip dates as of 11/24, 2/21, 4/11, 4/13
Family Fun Programs and Activities
GET READY FOR BLUEBIRDS! – Sunday, 4/9 Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Program #434701A
Bluebirds start nesting in Madison in early spring. Indoors we will learn about what these lovely songbirds need to raise a
family. Nest box plans are available. Then tour the Bauer Bluebird Trail to see the birds in action. Learn how to become
a bluebird nest box monitor as part of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology citizen science program.
All ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Instructor: Susannah Graedel
Fee: $5
FAMILY MAPLE SUGARING
The Bauer farmhouse is framed by two large sugar maples, trees that the Bauer brothers may have used to make maple
syrup. Come and learn how maple syrup is made, from tree to table. We’ll tap some of Bauer Park’s maple trees, taste
the sap, and learn how to turn it into syrup (which we’ll also taste!). Information on where to acquire sugaring supplies,
and when, where and how to tap the maple trees in your own yard will be provided. Boots are recommended as we’ll be
hiking into the woods to tap the trees. For ages 3 and older. Everyone must pay to attend. (Adults and children)
No Walk-in registrations!
Saturday, 2/25
Saturday, 2/25
Sunday, 2/26
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Time: 10:30a to 12:00p Fee: $5pp
Time: 1:00p to 2:30p
Fee: $5pp
Time: 2:30 to 4:00 pm Fee: $5pp
Program #334702C
Program #334702B
Program #334702A
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Held at Bauer Park
Held at Bauer Park
Held at Bauer Park
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Adult and Family Friendly Trips
NY Yankees Baseball Trips 2017 – all games are with a share bus so multiple stops are
possible. No refunds. No alcohol on the bus. All games buses leave from the commuter lot on
route 79 in Madison. All buses depart stadium ½ hour after game ends.
A. Derek Jeter Day at Yankee Stadium
Yankees vs. Huston Astros 7:35p game
#434301A
The Yankees will honor Derek Jeter during a pre-game ceremony with the retirement of his No. 2 uniform number and the
unveiling of his Monument Park plaque on Mother’s Day, 5/14/17. Leaving commuter lot at 2:30 pm.
Section 234
Fee: $179 a ticket
B. Yankees vs. St. Louis Cardinals & Audi Suites
4/15/17 1:05p game
#434302A
Leaving commuter lot at 8:30a.
Fee: $239 a ticket.
Enjoy elegant indoor seating with sweeping views of the
playing field through floor to ceiling windows. Includes performance cooking stations and a magnificent dessert station to
complete this all you can eat gourmet dining experience.
C. Yankees vs. Red Sox
Grandstand seating section 226
Leaving commuter lot at 8:30am.
Fee: $135 a ticket.
7/4/17 1:05p game
#134301A
D. Yankees vs. Milwaukee Brewers & Audi Suites
7/8/17 1:05p game
#134303A
Leaving commuter lot at 8:30a.
Fee: $239 a ticket.
Enjoy elegant indoor seating with sweeping views of the
playing field through floor to ceiling windows. Includes performance cooking stations and a magnificent dessert station to
complete this all you can eat gourmet dining experience.
E. Yankees vs. Red Sox
Grandstand seating section 206
Leaving commuter lot at 10:00a
Fee: $159 a ticket
8/12/17 4:05p game
#134302A
F. Yankees vs. Red Sox & Audi Suites
8/12/17 4:05 game
#134304A
Leaving commuter lot at 10:00a
Fee: $249 a ticket
Enjoy elegant indoor seating with sweeping views of the
playing field through floor to ceiling windows. Includes performance cooking stations and a magnificent dessert station to
complete this all you can eat gourmet dining experience.
G. Yankees vs. Red Sox
Grandstand seating section 233B
Leaving commuter lot at 8:30a
Fee: $153 a ticket
9/2/17 1:05p game
#234301A
H. Yankees vs. Red Sox
Grandstand seating section 209
9/3/17 1:05p game
#234302A
Leaving commuter lot at 8:30a
Fee: $145 a ticket
**game time subject to change**
I. Yankees vs. Red Sox & Audi Suites
9/3/17 1:05p game
#234303A
Leaving commuter lot at 8:30a
Fee: $249
Enjoy elegant indoor seating with sweeping views of the
playing field through floor to ceiling windows. Includes performance cooking stations and a magnificent dessert station to
complete this all you can eat gourmet dining experience.
**game time subject to change**
Boston Christmas Festival – November 4, 2017
Program #234716A
Fee: $73
An annual favorite for all ages, the Boston Christmas Festival. With 350 exhibitors, this award-winning show is the largest
arts and crafts festival in New England. It features handcrafted gifts, holiday decorations, jewelry, clothing, pottery, folk art,
delicious foods to buy and sample and much, much more. Purchases are made directly to artisans. There is also a
Gingerbread House Competition to check out. You will also have leisure time at Quincy Market to shop and eat.
The Boston Flower and Garden Show - March 25, 2017
Program #434706A
Fee: $85
Join us for this celebration of multi-hued magic as garden designers, floral arrangers, photographers and amateur
horticulturalists explore the mystical joys of the spring landscape. Top garden writers, industry experts and creative local
chefs will share ideas and inspiration while the diverse and lively garden marketplace offers a treasure trove of plants and
hundreds of the newest gardening products to kick off our own spring transformations. Trip includes admission to the
Boston Flower & Garden Show, motor coach transportation and free time to go to shopping at Quincy Market, Newbury
Street, Copley Place, Downtown Crossing, Haymarket Square and more. Haymarket Square is a centuries old open air
market,offering the best deals on fresh produce in the historic heart of the city, just steps away from Faneuil Hall. Lunch is
on your own. Approximate arrival back home may vary depending on traffic. No refunds. We are sharing a bus so there
may be multiple stops. Bus departs commuter lot on route 79 at 7:00 am and returns approximately 6 pm.
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Brighton Beach “Little Russia” and Coney Island
Program #134732
Fee: $83
Tour Brighton Beach with a local tour guide. In the late 1960's and early 1970's, Russian Jews - most from the Ukrainian
city of Odessa, came to the United States and settled in Brighton Beach, which, as the story goes, reminded them of their
hometown on the Black Sea. The community flourished. Today, wander down the main thoroughfares and you will see
signs greeting you in Cyrillic lettering. There are cozy cafes serving food rarely seen outside of Moscow or St. Petersburg
like stroganoff, pirogue, or borscht alongside supper clubs offering delicious Russian fare. You will enjoy leisure time at
Coney Island, where there are amusements, restaurants, cafes and a beautiful beachfront vacation atmosphere. You will
find movie houses, the New York Aquarium, The Abe Stark Ice Rink and street performers as well. Bus leaves the
commuter lot on Route 79 at 7:30 am and leaves New York at 5:00 pm. No refunds.
Broadway Your Way - August 16, 2017
Program #134773A-F
Fee: below
Design your own day on Broadway! This day includes lunch served family style at Buca di Beppo in Times Square, time
on your own in Times Square and the show of your choice! Choose from Jersey Boys, School of Rock, CATS, Wicked,
and the 2017 Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. Cost varies by show. OR just spend the day on your own.
(On your own option does not include lunch). Bus leaves commuter lot on Route 79 at 6:30 am and leaves New York at
5:30 pm. No refunds.
Option A – Jersey Boys
Fee: $169
Option B – School of Rock
Fee: $199
Option C – Cats
Fee: $199
Option D – Wicked
Fee: $199
Option E – Christmas Spectacular
Fee: $189
Option F – On Your Own (no show or lunch)
Fee: $67
Bronz Treasures – June 3, 2017
Program #134734
Fee:$135
Today, visit the New York Botanical Gardens, The Cloister's and Arthur Avenue. Founded in 1891, the New York
Botanical Garden boasts one of the world's greatest collections of plants. Fifty gardens, 50 acres of native forest, and a
Victorian-style glasshouse can all be explored when you visit the 250 acre Botanical Garden. On board the special
"Guided Tram Tour", you will enjoy a relaxing and informative way to see much of this historic landmark's beautiful natural
terrain, including dramatic rock outcroppings, a river and waterfall, ponds and rolling hills. Don't miss the shop in the
Garden! The Cloister's is the medieval outpost of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Overlooking the Hudson River, it is a
deeply relaxing and beautiful place. Dedicated to the art and architectural elements that date from the 12th - 15th centure.
We have a special one-hour guided tour scheduled with a Museum lecturer. Then feel free to explore the museum on your
own. You are welcome to visit Arthur Avenue which is a short walk from the Botanical Gardens. Stop by the Arthur
Avenue Retail market - a covered Italian bazaar that brings together all the shopping also found in nearby streets, from
sausage makers to bread bakers, cafe's to florists. It is a magnificent dining experience. Bus leaves the route 79
commuter lot at 7:00 am and leaves New York at 5:00 pm. No refunds.
Bronx Zoo – May 6, 2017
Program #434710A
Fee: $89A, $79C
Open in 1899, the Bronx Zoo is the flagship of the largest network of metropolitan zoos in the country. It is the heart of the
Wildlife Conservation Society. It is the largest metropolitan zoo in the United States and one of the largest in the world,
with some 6000 animals representing about 650 species from around the world. The Zoo comprises 265 acres of park
land and naturalistic habitats, through which the Bronx River flows. This visit includes TEX, the Total Experience Tickets
which includes the Congo Gorilla Forest, Butterfly Zone, Children's Zoo and the Bengali Express Monorail. The main
restaurant, Dancing Crane Cafe, is open year-round serving hot & cold dishes as well as snacks and beverages. Tables
for boxed lunches are also available here. Lunch is on your own. Depart from the route 79 commuter lot at 7:30 am.
Depart the zoo at 5:00 pm. No refunds. Adults $89 and children (ages 3 to 12) $79.
Historic Deerfield & Cooks Garden – June 30, 2017
Program #134735A
Fee: $99
Today we will enjoy a guided tour of the Cook's Garden which serves as a source of fresh ingredients for the museum's
open hearth cooking demonstrations and classes. The garden contains an assortment of useful plants commonly found in
New England during the 18th and early 19th centuries. Open hearth cooking and the study of foodways represent a way
to learn about life in early New England and how people spent their time in the kitchens and parlors of the past. We will
enjoy an open hearth cooking demonstration, including a sit down lunch featuring fresh garden ingredients. Sample menu
would include salad with house dressing, pork loin; herb crusted white fish and vegetable lasagna, Deerfield Inn Indian
pudding with whipped cream and seasonal sides. We will tour the Williams House depicting its 1817 renovation in the
latest style and featuring the latest technologies of the era and shopping at the Museum Gift Shop and bookstore featuring
many beautifully hand crafted items, many made locally. Finally, we will visit the Yankee Candle Company. Bus leaves
the route 79 Commuter lot at 8:00 am and leaves Deerfield at 5:00 pm. No refunds.
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Mystery Tour – June 15, 2017
Program #134736A
Fee: $149
"You don't always know where you are going but you have it in your mind where you want to end up!. The journey is
always full of the unknown" Enjoy the MYSTERY of this day! Our mystery destination has incomparable setting and
atmosphere, full service cash bar, freshly prepared cuisine, impeccable service, homemade desserts, an on-site bakery
and unforgettable entertainment! Tour includes motorcoach transportation, lunch at a locally popular restaurant,
spectacular entertainment and tour director. Departs commuter lot on route 79 at 7:00 am and leaves mystery location at
5:00 pm. No refunds. Dress is casual and minimal walking is involved.
Newport Playhouse & Lobsterfest Matinee – July 31, 2017
Program #134722A
Fee: $129
Some do "Dinner Theater" well and the Newport Playhouse does that and more. The tiered seating ensures everyone has
a good view. From the moment you enter the cabaret room until the moment you leave - hosts, wait staff, cast and crew
stand poised to pamper you, entertain and make sure that you have a wonderful time. On this day we will enjoy
"Baggage". Two difficult, single people, Phyllis and Bradley, both trying to heal from their respective disappointing
relationships, get their luggage mixed up at the airport. After a very disagreeable first encounter, the two decide to help
each other get over their heartaches by forcing a friendship that eventually leads to the two discovering that while they
may be too difficult for everyone else in the world, they are perfect for each other. We will enjoy the show and the
magnificent Lobsterfest Buffet which includes 1 1/4 boiled lobster, peel & eat shrimp, mussels in wine & herbs, corn on the
cob, bbq chicken, roasted chicken, roasted potatoes, ham, baked beans, watermelon, strawberry shortcake and more.
We leave the commuter lot on route 79 at 9:00 am. We are sharing a bus so multiple stops are possible. We leave the
theater at 4:00 pm. No refunds.
Newport Playhouse Surf & Turf – October 16, 2017
Program #234714A
Fee: $149
We are off to the Newport Playhouse where we will have a fabulous buffet, light comedies and an after theater cabaret.
You will enjoy "The Crazy Time: This is a play about men trying to understand women and how they never will. Miles
Gladstone, a man in his mid-fifties, has left his wife of thirty years and marries a young woman half his age. Six months
later, his new wife leaves him, his business partner has screwed him and his first wife, who is looking better than ever,
wants to buy his modern apartment for her and her very young boyfriend. Struck by his first wife's fabulous appearance
and her vivacious attitude, Miles offers to go back to her. He is shocked that she's not interested. the play ends wiht Miles,
his partner who screwed him, and the young lover, all living together trying to figure out women. We leave the commuter
lot on route 79 at 9:00 am. We leave Newport at 4:00 pm. This is a share bus trip so we may have additional stops. Buffet
Included. No refunds. Buffet includes baked stuffed shrimp, Angus prime rib, roasted chicken, garden salad and much
more!
New York City On Your Own – September 9, 2017
Program #234707A
Fee: $70
Even if you have never been to New York City before, you will recognize sights, monuments, and buildings all around you.
Now it's your turn for a firsthand encounter with the Statue of Liberty, Broadway or the Empire State Building. go behind
the scences on Broadway or take a walking tour of a particular neighborhood. Then there is always shopping at the trendy
boutiques or bargain hunting at various other shops. Dining in the Big Apple is not just about food. It is a social affair, a
cultural experience and often a visit to an artfully designed space. You can also find plenty of low key places serving the
perfect cheeseburger, dumplings and Cuban sandwiches. If you register for this trip you will be provided with maps and
restaurant listings but you may want to do some research on your own before heading to the city and plan your own day.
You will also have a Tour Director to answer some of your questions and make sure you are all set with the trip. Bus
leaves the route 79 commuter lot at 7:00 am. No refunds.
Progressive Meal in New York City – November 18, 2017
Program #234723A
Fee: $137
Our progressive dinner will start with an appetizer at one location (Chinatown), move to another for entrees (Italian) and
lastly head to a third for dessert and coffee (Brooklyn). This is a perfect way to spice up the restaurant monotony while at
the same time having a multi-cultural dining experience mixing cuisines and new locations . . . a sightseeing tour along the
way to each restaurant is included. You will see Greenwich Village/Washington Square Park, SoHo, TriBeCa, The World
Trade Center Site, Battery Park, Wall Street, Trinity Church, St. Paul's Chapel, South Street Seaport, the Brooklyn Bridge,
Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO and Fulton Ferry. Departs from the route 79 commuter lot at 7:00 am and leaves NYC at 5:00
pm. No refunds.
Whale Watch from Plymouth, MA – August 5, 2017
Program #134737A
Fee: $99
We will be departing from the Town Wharf in Plymouth, MA on board of one of Captain John's boats. See the whales,
dolphins, seals, porpoises and other remarkable marine animals feed and play in the bay and in Stellwagen Bank. Guided
by a professional marine biologist, this four-hour excursion takes you right to the whales' feeding ground. These
experienced guides can answer all your questions as you observe the whales and their behavior. Enjoy time on your own
in Plymouth after the whale watch and don't forget to visit the most famous Plymouth Rock. Don't forget your camera!
Departing from the route 79 commuter lot at 7:00 am and leaving Plymouth at 6:30 pm. No refunds.
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Summer Preview
Junior Tennis Lessons
Instructor: Chris Zawadski
There will be three two week sessions this summer. Classes are held Monday through Thursday at the Town Campus
Tennis Courts. Choose your session and appropriate age group. For boys and girls age 4 and over. Class made up due
to bad weather on Fridays. Weather Cancellation call Hot-Line number 245-5600 ext.7411.
Prog. # 121037
Prog. # 121038
Prog. # 121039
Session I June 26 - July 7
Session II July 10 - July 20
Session III July 24 – Aug. 3
Class Schedule
9:00-9:30am Beginners age 4
9:30-10:15am Beginners age 5-7
10:15-11:00am Beginners age 8-10
11:00-12:00pm Beginners age 11-13
Session A $58
Session B $74
Session C $74
Session D $84
Future Stars “Little Guys” Basketball Academy
Instructed by Future Stars Staff For boys and girls ages 5-10. This program will provide every day instruction in all the
fundamentals of shooting, dribbling, passing, rebounding and team play. Location: Town Campus
Prog. # 121033 A
Dates: 7/24 – 28
Days: Mon - Fri
Time: 9am – 12pm
Fee: $130.00
Junior Golf with Matt Link for ages 7-10 years
Instructor: Matt Link Students will be introduced to basic golf mechanics, rules of golf and etiquette during the week of
camp. Field space at Town campus will be used for long and short irons and woods as well as the gym for putting.
Wednesday we will use the facilities at Klein’s Golf Range on Rte 79 and Friday we put it all together for a round at
Guilford lakes golf course. Equipment needed: golf clubs, sun screen and water bottle
Mon/ Tue/Thurs - TCampus
Prog. #121030 B
Prog. #121030 C
Prog. #121030 D
Wednesday - Klein”s Golf Range
Dates: 7/10 – 7/14
Dates: 7/31 – 8/4
Dates: 8/14 – 8/18
Days: Mon.- Fri.
Days: Mon.- Fri
Days: Mon.- Fri.
Friday - Guilford Lakes Golf Course
Time: 9:00-11:00am
Time: 9:00-11:00am
Time: 9:00-11:00am
Fee: $ 100.00
Fee: $ 100.00
Fee: $ 100.00
Fishing Adventure for ages 7-10 years
Instructor: Matt Link String up the poles because we are going fishing!! Students will fish the Hammonassett River at
Town Campus and Bauer park ponds. We will meet in front of the Town Gymnasium then walk the trial to the river.
Catch and release only. Students need a fishing pole every day. Bait will be provided by the instructor. Fish caught in
the past include yellow perch, sunnies, bass, pickerel, trout, cat fish, turtles, frogs. Equipment needed: fishing pole, bug
spray.
Monday/Tuesday - Hammonassett River
Wednesday-Friday – Chatfield Hollow Park
Prog. #121036A
Dates: 7/10 – 7/14
Days: Mon.- Fri.
Time: 11:30-1:00 pm
Fee: $ 75.00
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Mountain Biking for Beginners for ages 7-10 years
Instructor: Matt Link Students will explore the trails at Town campus(Mon./Tues.) and Chatfield Hollow Park(Wed.-Fri.)
with the instructor. Basic bicycle maintenance, safety and riding technique will be covered. Trails will be relatively smooth
with some hills. Each student will need a helmet every day. Mountain bikes are preferred but a BMX bike will work too.
Equipment needed: bike, helmet, sun screen and water bottle
Prog. #121035 A
Prog. #121035 B
Dates: 7/31 – 8/4
Dates: 8/14 – 8/18
Days: Mon.- Fri.
Days: Mon.- Fri.
Time: 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Time: 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Fee: $ 70.00
Fee: $ 70.00
*NEW* Advanced Mountain Biking for ages 11-17 years
Instructor: Matt Link and Jason Engelhardt
It’s finally here!! This mountain bike class covers it all: riding technique,
bicycle maintenance and trail building for kids age 11-17. Classes will be run by Matt Link and Jason Engelhardt who will
instruct and ride with the students at the legendary Rockland Preserve trails in North Madison. Students will ride
beginner, intermediate and advanced trails in this class. Meet: Park in lot at Renee’s Way.
Equipment needed: working mountain bike, helmet, water , spare tube.
Tiger Basketball Camp
Instructed by DHHS Coaching Staff and Players. For boys - the Tigers Basketball Camp is an instructional camp
designed to promote interest and skill development in the game of basketball. Our goal is to improve each player’s
fundamentals (shooting, dribbling, passing, rebounding, and individual and team defense, plus offensive moves from the
post and the perimeter). Location: Polson School
Lady Tiger’s Basketball Camp
Instructed by Tim Tredwell– DHHS Coaching Staff and Players.
The Tigers Basketball Camp is an instructional camp designed to promote interest and skill development in the game of
basketball. Our goal is to improve each player’s fundamentals (shooting, dribbling, passing, rebounding, and individual
and team defense. Location: Daniel Hand High School
Prog. # 121031 B
Prog. # 121031 A
Grades: 6-9
Grades: 4 & 5
Dates: 6/26 to 29
Dates: 6/26 to 29
Days: Mon - Fri
Days: Mon - Fri
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Time: 9am - 12:00 pm
Fee: $135.00
Fee: $ 80.00
Mad Spiker Volleyball Camp for grades 5-9 (beginner to adv. beginner)
Coach Ally Johnson, Head Volleyball Coach at DHHS - Come join Coach J. and her staff. This camp will teach the
fundamental skills of serving, passing, setting, attacking, blocking, individual defense and competitive drills. This program
is for boys and girls in grades 5 to 9 and all skill levels. Held: Town Campus Gym
Prog. # 121308 A
Dates: 8/7 – 10
Days: Mon - Thurs.
Time: 12:15 - 3:15 pm
Fee: $100.00
Shoreline Volleyball Camp - Entering grades 7-12 (adv. beginner to intermediate level players)
Instructed by Linda Sagnelli (Head Coach of Central Connecticut State University Volleyball Team and three times
Northeast Conference Coach of the Year) and Assistant Coach Greg Shell. Come and learn the fundamental skills in a
fun environment with one of the top Division I coaching staffs in the State of Connecticut. Topics covered will include
passing, setting, hitting, court movement, serving and communication. The Shoreline Camp provides a framework for
athletes to develop and enhance your skill level as you prepare for your school season, sharpen your competitive edge,
improve your defensive technique so you can have your best season yet!! Divided by skill level. Basic skills and
understanding of game needed to enroll.
Prog. # 121060 A
Location: DHHS Gym
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Dates: 7/17 – 7/20
Days; Mon – Thurs
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Fee: $275.00
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Pre-Season Volleyball Workout
Entering grades 9-12 (adv. beginner to intermediate level)
Instructed by Ryan Woodcock (UCONN Men’s Club Coach & Former Asst. Coach at Sacred Heart University) Ryan has
coached volleyball at the high school level and has led teams to 2 state championships as well as 6 straight conference
tournaments and 3 conference championships. He was recognized twice as New England Coach of the Year for high
school volleyball. As co-director/coach for Mizuno East Volleyball Club, Ryan is known for his coaching boys and girls at
club level throughout New England as well as appearances at Jr. National tournaments. Woodcock was acknowledged
as the youngest Division I coach in the country to make the conference tournament while assisting at Quinnipiac
University. This pre-season clinic is designed to prepare you for try-outs and jump start for the season.
Prog. # 121314 A
Location: DHHS Gym
Dates: 8/7 – 10
Days: Mon-Thurs.
Time: 9:00-12:00 pm
Fee: $120.00
Lady Tiger’s Field Hockey Clinic - Field Hockey Fundraiser
Instructed by the DHHS Field Hockey Coaches and Varsity Players. This is a developmental clinic for girls in grades 2-8.
Must have own stick, shin guards, goggles, mouth guard and water bottle. So join the fun and bring plenty of energy.
Lady Tiger’s Field Hockey - 7 vs 7 Tournament Play
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For girls entering Grades 10-12 (incoming 9 grade if skilled and experienced NO beginners)
Field Hockey Clinic with Coach Wasserman
Instructed by: Lindsay Wasserman - Former Wesleyan University Assistant Field Hockey Coach and current Polson
Middle School Coach will be running a field hockey skills camp this summer. The camp will focus on offensive and
defensive skills of the game. The game of field hockey has been evolving, and this clinic will challenge players on these
new strategies. The goal will be to get players ready for their upcoming seasons. Equipment needed: stick, shin guards,
mouth guard, protective eye wear, water bottle
Prog # 121310 A Date: 7/18-20
Prog # 121310 B Date: 8/8-10
Held: Polson Upper Field
Ages: 9-13
Ages 11-15
Days: Tuesday – Thursday
Days: Tuesday – Thursday
Time: 9-11:00 am
Time: 9-11:00 am
Fee: $100.00
Fee: $100.00
Field Hockey Mini Clinic for incoming 7 & 8th Graders with Coach Wasserman
Instructed by: Lindsay Wasserman - Former Wesleyan University Assistant Field Hockey Coach and current Polson
Middle School Coach will be running a field hockey skills camp this summer. The camp will focus on offensive and
defensive skills of the game. The game of field hockey has been evolving, and this clinic will challenge players on these
new strategies. The goal will be to get players ready for their upcoming seasons. Equipment needed: stick, shin guards,
mouth guard, protective eye wear, water bottle
Lady Tiger’s Lacrosse Clinic
Instructed by the DHHS Lax Coaches and Varsity Players. This is a developmental clinic for girls in grades 4-8. Must have
own stick, shin guards, goggles, mouth guard and water bottle. So join the fun and bring plenty of energy.
Held at DHHS Turf
Prog. # 121317 A
Prog. # 121317 B
Grades: 4-8
Grades: 4-8
Dates: 6/26–6/29
Dates: 8/7–8/10
Days: Mon – Thurs.
Days: Mon – Thurs.
Time: 9am – 12:00 pm
Time: 9am – 12:00 pm
Fee: $130.00
Fee: $130.00
Sharing the Wind Sailing Academy
Instructed by Sharing the Wind Staff.
Don’t know how to sail? Don’t have a boat? Now you do!!! Lessons are offered for all ages 8 years and up. Classes are
designed to teach the beginner to intermediate. Type of boats sailed (JY Trainers, JY 15, Catamarans) will be at the
discretion of the instructor for lessons. Registrants are required to be able to swim and have own Coast Guard approved
life-vest that will be properly worn at all times. Class size is limited. Held at Garvan Beach - Surf Club Park.
Section A : 9:00am-12:00pm
Section B : 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Dates and fees TBD
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NEW
Intro to Yoga
Instructed by Allistair Sweeney
After spending 11 years in the New Zealand Army as a combat trainer/officer, Alistair found Yoga as a way to repair his
body from years of hard physical activity. Alistair aims to share his experiences with others. His Vinyasa Flow style yoga
focuses on moving with breath in order to warm the body, calm the mind and assist students to discover their own ‘Inner
Warrior’. Class is designed so that it can be attended by people of all ages and yoga abilities. The class
uses asanas (postures) to warm the body to a light sweat in a way that relieves stress and expels built up toxins. This is
followed by meditative pranayama (breath control) and shavasana (resting practice) that calms the mind to help people
face their daily battles. Held at Town Campus Dance Studio
NEW
Sunrise Yoga
Instructed by Allistair Sweeney
Same Yoga class but during the best part of the day at sunrise. Alistair aims to share his experiences with others.
His Vinyasa Flow style yoga focuses on moving with breath in order to warm the body, calm the mind and assist students
to discover their own ‘Inner Warrior’. Class is designed so that it can be attended by people of all ages and yoga abilities.
The class uses asanas (postures) to warm the body to a light sweat in a way that relieves stress and expels built up
toxins. This is followed by meditative pranayama (breath control) and shavasana (resting practice) that calms the mind to
help people face their daily battles. Held at Surf Club Deck Rain or Shine
Adult Tennis Lessons
Adult Tennis Lessons instructed by Chris Zawadski
From beginner to intermediate come and perfect your game with others. Bring tennis racquet, water bottle and please
wear a court sneaker. Class made up due to bad weather on Tuesday Weather Cancellations call Hot-Line Number
203-245-5600 ext. 7411 Held: Town Campus Tennis Courts
Summer Concert Series on the Green
All Concerts are Free and open to the Public. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket.
Concerts on the Green are from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Concerts cancel in bad weather.
Sunday, July 9 – The Kerry Boys – These Irish Balladeers are back to kick off our summer concert series. “The
Kerry Boys are Mark James, originally from the county Kerry Ireland now a Cheshire CT resident, and Pierce Campbell,
(CT’s official State Troubadour 2007/2008) from Prospect, CT. These two dynamic and popular Connecticut Irish
Balladeers combined their talents to form an exciting Irish music duo over 25 years ago, and they have dazzled fans of all
ages from Maine to Pennsylvania with their humorous high-energy performances and engaging style of Irish ballads and
sea songs ever since.” Check them out at their website www.thekerryboys.com
Sunday, July 16 – Last Licks – Billed as “a classic rock concert experience”, Last Licks delivers the goods with
their stunning live performances. The band propels themselves ahead of the pack by featuring songs not commonly
played, yet very well known and loved by fans of 70’s and 80’s music: quintessential rockers from the best bands of the
time including Paul McCartney, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Queen and many, many, others. These are songs meant to be
heard live. And for those of us yearning to relive these concerts (or were too young to have been there!) here is your
th
chance. Rain Date August 27 , same place, same time. Check them out at www.lastlicksonline.com
California Dreamers – July 23
A group of 7 musicians bringing back the sounds of the Mama's and Papa's and other late 60's artists!
California Dreamers have been bringing back the great music of the Woodstock generation since 2008, playing some of
the biggest festivals in the Northeast. We are BILL BRUBAKER(as Denny Doherty),Vocals,Guitar,, PATTI ELLETT(as
Mama Cass),Vocals,MIKE COLAVOLPE(as John Phillips),Guitar and Vocals,KRISTEN DWYER(as Michelle
Phillips),Vocals,and our "wrecking crew" Ray Palagy on Drums,Ivan Podgewaite on Bass,and Scott Guberman on
Keyboard. We have traveled all over the TriState Area since 2008 playing Festivals and shows bringing the sound of the
60's back to the east coast,now! Check them out at www.californiadreamersband.com
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Eddie Seville and Steele Rodeo – July 30
“Eddie Seville is a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter and world class insomniac from New England. As the creative
force behind the band “Steel Rodeo” as well as a solo artist and a perennial fixture in Frank Carillo’s “Bandoleros”, Eddie
has performed throughout the continental US, Canada, Europe and the Virgin Islands. Eddie’s written songs published by
Sony ATV, songs released on Island/Atlantic and Universal Records, music that aired on three major television networks
and a single that reached #19 on independent country radio. His songs are covered by regional acts and have been
recorded by international artists that include George Kooymans (Golden Earring) and Simon Kirke (Bad Company). As an
arranger, a player and a session collaborator, Eddie’s work spans projects with producer Paul Orofino, (The Cars, Foghat,
Ahmad Jamal), Augie Meyers (Texas Tornados/Bob Dylan), Andrew Carillo (Joan Osborne), Bob Loveday (Bob Geldof),
Marty Ballou (Peter Wolf), Matt Cartsonis (Warren Zevon) and Danny Miranda (Queen/Blue Oyster Cult) in addition to
numerous credits on a wide range of recordings that include film, television, major and independent label releases. Check
out his website at www.eddieseville.com
River of Dreams – August 6
A Billy Joel Tribute Band, River of Dreams is an authentic tribute to the music of Billy Joel. The band covers all decades of
Billys career. Jonny Coz is the epitome of what Billy Joel looks and sounds like. River of Dreams is made up of John
Cozolino, David Allen,John Lang, Mike Posner, and Andy Segale.
River Mud – August 13
High energy, superb musicianship and a huge stage presence are just a few of the phrases that have been used to
describe River Mud. Formed in 2002, River Mud plays a mix of rock Adrenaline Pumping Party Rock by artists including:
Journey, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, AC/DC, Guns & Roses, Foo Fighters and many more spanning three decades of your
favorite rock music. Aside from performing at many clubs, benefits and Summer Concerts around CT, River Mud has
played WPLR Wigouts, Toad’s Place, The Palace Theater, as well as locations in Rhode Island and Florida. The band is
comprised of Bob Carlson (Lead Vocals), Chris Soricelli (Guitar), Jason Deren (Bass, Keyboards and Backing Vocals)
and Bryan Boemmels (Drums). Get ready to join the legion of “Mudders” who love to sing and dance along with CT's own
River Mud! Check them out at www.rivermud.com
60’s Satisfaction – August 20
Playing psychedelic, bubblegum and Motown music from the '60s. The name says it all. This rockin' band will have you
singing and dancing to your favorite '60s tunes from all the great artists like The Beatles, The Stones, Credence, Sam
Cooke, Steam, The Boxtops, Procol Harem, The Moody Blues, The Foundation, The Turtles, The Doors, The Animals,
Cream, Roy Orbison, Wilson Pickett and many more! Made up of Pierce Campbell – acoustic & electric guitar, vocals,
tambourine, lava lamp, Loren Evarts - Keyboards, trombone, hammered dulcimer, vocals, Tony Pasqualoni - bass, vocals,
and John Rispoli
- Drums, Percussion
Summer Concerts at the Surf Club
These concerts are from 7 to 9 pm. They are free and family friendly.
Concerts are canceled in bad weather. Bring your own lawn chair!
Don’t forget the snack bar is open!
The Kenn Morr Band – August 11, Friday
The Kenn Morr Band is an original Alternative Folk Rock band from N.W. Connecticut featuring the original songs of Kenn
Morr played by top-notch musicians Tom Hagymasi, Bob Gaspar and Pat Ryan.
Larry Stevens Solo Acoustic – August 18, Friday
Larry Stevens, from the Larry Stevens Band will be performing a solo acoustic show. He has had a great year with many
exciting shows throughout New England and across the New York Tri-State area. Some highlights of his year was sharing
the stage with America, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Paul Reiser, Los Lonely Boys, The Cowsills, and Three
Dog Night as well as performing for many CT events. Larry sings urban, country, pop and rock.
The Rovers – August 26, Saturday
“The Rovers are the premier acoustic Zeppelin tribute duo. Uniquely crafted, choice, acoustic renditions of some of Led
Zeppelin’s greatest work. Hear your favorite Zep tunes for the first time!” The Rovers is made up of Jay Roberts and Rob
Zawisza.
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