Spring-Summer 2019 Brochure - Bedford MA
Spring-Summer 2019 Brochure - Bedford MA
2 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Recreation Department 12 Mudge Way Bedford, MA 01730 781-275-1392
Fax 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Office Hours M-F 8:00am - 4:00pm Recreation Staff: Amy Hamilton, Director Raeann Gembis, Adult Coordinator Nikki Taylor, Program Coordinator Debra Squillini, Admin. Assistant Leslie Ringuette, Dep’t Clerk Recreation Commission: Ron Richter, Chairman Julie Halloran Michael O’Donnell Virander Kaushik Robin Steele _ _ REGISTRATION ONLINE 24/7: bedfordrecreation.org Register or put yourself on a waiting list for classes 24/7.
MAIL, VISIT, FAX Registration Forms Pg 51 _ _ General Department Information
Those requiring special assistance, please contact the Recreation Director.
Financial assistance may be available upon request.
$25 penalty fee for all returned checks.
Transportation, when provided, will be by Bedford Charter Service unless otherwise noted. _ _ TUITION Tuition must be paid at the time of registration. We do not prorate. VISA, MasterCard, AmEx and Discover are accepted. Checks should be made payable to the “Town of Bedford.” E-NEWS: If you would like to be included in periodic Recreation updates including information about new programs, please sign up for our E-News.
TEXT MESSAGING: If you wish to receive text messages about important changes, cancellations, etc., edit your profile to include your cell provider (cannot send without this info). WEATHER CANCELLATIONS Check our phone and website for weather-related cancellations. Email/ text messages may be sent as well. FLEXIBLE SPENDING Town of Bedford Tax ID #04-6001082. Receipts may be reprinted from ActiveNetwork (online registration system). PHOTO PERMISSION Participants in Bedford Recreation sponsored activities permit the taking of photos and videos of themselves and their children for publication and use.
Instructions to the contrary must be made in writing to the Recreation Director.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: For consideration, please submit Financial Assistance Form and Registration Form. CONTENTS EVENTS 3 Summer Concerts 4 Discount Tickets/Trail Walks 4 Springs Brook Park 5 Trips & Tours 42 Summer Family Events ADULT PROGRAMS 6 Online Professional Dev 7 Special Programs 7-8 Personal Interest 9 On The Menu 9-11 Be Creative 14-18 Dance/Fitness/Exercise 18-21 Sports: Instruction & Pick-up YOUTH PROGRAMS 22 Soccer Spring/Fall 23-24 Preschool Spring 25-33 Elementary Spring 32-33 April Vacation 34-36 Middle/Youth Center 37 Youth Employment 38-40 Summer Adventures 41 Kids’ Club Summer Fun 43 Preschool Summer 44 History Summer 44 Farming/Goat Yoga 45 Performing Arts/Dance/Yoga 46 Enrichment Summer 46-47 STEAM Summer 50-53 Sports Summer 36 Recreation Dance 2019/2020 DEPARTMENT INFORMATION REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 10, 2019 AT 9:00PM unless otherwise noted ADULT CLASS REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 3 AT 9:00PM Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Please consider contributing to the NHN Fund to support families who might otherwise be unable to afford Recreation programs.
Online, simply add Neighbors Fund to your card and adjust the quantity to the amount that you would like to donate. Thank you! REFUND/CANCELLATION/TRANSFER POLICIES Notice must be given 5 business days prior to program start for refund. Programs costing less than $100: Full refund less $10 Programs costing $100+: Full refund less 10% of the program fee. Refund Policy Exceptions: Medical refunds given after program has begun, prorated less additional $10 administrative fee (physician documentation required within 10 business days of medical withdrawal notice).
Other exceptions noted in the program description. Registration Information
3 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Summer Concerts & Events Save the Date BEDFORD DAY: SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 Applications for the Bedford Day Fair and Parade will be available mid-May. SUMMER CONCERT SERIES 2019 Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. at 12 Mudge Way Please join us for the 2019 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES at the Town’s “Activity Complex.” The concert venue is surrounded by a playground, outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts, a walking track, a skate park and numerous athletic fields.
The complex boasts a vast lawn for concert goers and new this year, try your hand at Corn Hole! JULY 11 — Kolors Band with Special Event: Giant Slides Just try not to tap your feet (or get up and dance) when the Caribbean music begins! JULY 18 — Club Soda with Special Event: New England Aquarium Tidal Pool Top 40 Hits from the 50’s to Today, Classic Rock, R&B/Pop and a sprinkle of Country! www.clubsodaband.com JULY 25 — Soft Touch Band with Special Event: Summer Adventures/ Kids’ Club Family Picnic & Kids’ Activities 18 Piece Big Band playing music from the swing era, 1940-1960, and also modern favorites from Broadway to Rock.
http://trumpeteducation.wixsite.com/softtouchband AUGUST 1 — Doowop Deville with Special Event: Pony Rides The timeless music of the ‘50’s and ‘60’s! www.doowopdeville.com SPECIAL EVENTS IN CELEBRATION OF OUR COMMUNITY! THE GIANT SLIDES July 11 offer exciting fun for concertgoers. SUMMER ADVENTURES/KIDS’ CLUB FAMILY PICNIC July 25 is an opportunity for participants of these programs and all of Bedford’s children to bring their families to bring a picnic and enjoy the company of friends and program staff while listening to great music. Activities provided by Recreation Staff.
NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM TIDE POOLS July 18 offer hands on marine fun for all! PONY RIDES August 1 Free pony rides for kids! (Weight limit 100lbs/child) New this year - Corn Hole will be available for concertgoers to enjoy on the lawn.
4 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Cape Ann Whale Watch Tickets Whale watching is a fun, family-friendly activity and you may purchase tickets at the Recreation Office. Once you have the tickets, visit www.SeeTheWhales.com, choose your date/time options and make a reservation at 1-800-877-5110.
More information and directions on the website. The Whaling season runs from April through October. Cape Ann Whale Watch is at Rose’s Wharf in Gloucester. Pick up tickets at the Recreation Office. Tickets are non-refundable. (Not valid for the Saturday or Sunday, 1:30 trips June thru Labor Day).
Tickets: $25 each (reg. $48 adults/$33 for children). No expiration. Discount Tickets Discount Movie Tickets Please check movie theaters for restrictions Cannot be used online No expiration date Showcase Tickets: $10.00 (regular price prime-time tickets $12-$13) AMC Yellow Tickets: $9.25 (regular price prime-time tickets $10.50-$13) Monthly Trail Walks in Bedford Opens June 19-August 18, Tuesday—Saturday 10:30-7:30 and Sundays 12:00-6:00
Sand beach (bring sand toys!)
Zero depth entry, shallow pond with spray features
Kayaks and Stand-Up Paddleboards
Half court basketball court
Full Restroom Facilities
Outdoor rinsing showers
Wooded picnic area with tables and grills
Wall ball and Gaga ball pit
Entertainment and Planned Activities
Sand volleyball court The Springs Brook brochure will be distributed in mid– April.
Please check our website and watch your mailbox. LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION COURSES & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: See High School section p. 37 Springs Brook Park Summer 2019 The Bedford Trails Committee conducts free monthly Trail Walks in Bedford the first Saturday of each month. Trail walks vary monthly, from strolls on flat ground to hikes with hills, and are typically 1.5-2 hours. Most walks appropriate for children and well-behaved dogs on leash. For detailed info on hikes and weather-related changes, please visit: https://groups.google.com/group/bedfordma-trails Upcoming Trail Walks: 1st Saturday of each month: March 2, April 6, May 4--please verify date on the website https:// groups.google.com/group/bedfordma-trails .
Meet at 9:45 AM at the parking lot behind the Bedford Free Public Library. Alternatively, meet us at the designated trailhead (see website), where group will leave at 10:10 am sharp. To join, email BedfordMA.firstname.lastname@example.org
5 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Trips and Tours Important Trip Information Bus trips and tours are co-sponsored with Concord, Acton, Carlisle and Littleton. Space is limited. Registration is through Littleton Recreation Department Departure and return locations will be from Littleton Recreation Department, 33 Shattuck St. Littleton, MA unless noted. Buses cannot wait for late arrivals. Luxury Motor Coach bus transportation with WiFi. All trips are non-refundable. See Littleton Recreation policy for cancellations. Please include a cell phone number for a participant on the trip, an emergency contact name and number, and an email address to send any updated information before the trip date.
Tours/inclusions are subject to change. Taxes and service charges are included, but gratuities for guides and drivers are not. Email will be sent the week of the trip with confirmation of details. If you do not use email, please call the Littleton Recreation office at 978-540-2490. For more detailed trip information or to register visit: www.littletonrec.com Link to register directly at: https://goo.gl/TYLrQz Job Lane Farm Museum Tour & Tea Guides: Sharon McDonald, Curator/President and Jeannette Pothier Tour this special house and barn and enjoy a cup of tea and sweet treats in the little Colonial Café set up in the barn.
The house was built by Deacon Job Lane in 1713 and added onto in early 1800’s. There are many interesting treasures to see including the Rufus Porter murals in the Parlor, known as the newer side of the house. Both guides are very familiar with the house and its history. Jeannette Pothier has been a guide since the museum opened, and Sharon McDonald, is now the Curator, President, and Town Historian. The tour will be approximately 40 minutes, followed by a walk through the period herb garden. A beautiful time of year to visit! Job Lane Farm is located at 295 North Rd. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Job Lane House and the Bedford Recreation Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fund.
Age 16+ Thursday, June 20, 2:00-4:00pm (min 6/max 20) Fee: $20 Date and Time Day Destination Fee/person April 18 9:30am-6:00pm Thursday Fenway Park & Boston Duck Tour Lunch on your own. Pick up and return: Concord. $110 May 18 6:30am-10:30pm Saturday The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and the Empire State Building Lunch on your own. Pick up and return: Littleton.
170 June 15 8:30am-4:30pm Saturday Rhode Island Lighthouse Cruise & Quonset O Club Restaurant Includes lunch. Pick up and return: Littleton. $110 July 25 10:00am-4:00pm Thursday Foster’s Downeast Clambake - York, ME Includes Clambake. Visit Nubble Lighthouse and Stonewall Kitchen. Pick up and return: Littleton. $87 August 20 7:30am-5:30pm Tuesday Foxwood’s Resort Casino - CT Free Buffet or $10 Meal Coupon and $15 bonus slot play included. Pick up and return: Littleton. $35 September 12 6:30am-7:00pm Thursday Martha’s Vineyard Includes Island Tour. Lunch on own in Edgartown. Pick up and return: Littleton.
6 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org General Information REGISTRATION FOR ADULT CLASSES OPENS MARCH 3 AT 9:00PM Many Recreation Programs are held at 12 Mudge Way. It is the yellow building in the municipal complex off of Great Road, behind the Police Station. Information such as the directions, materials lists and instructor biographies available at www.bedfordrecreation.org. Please Note: No Refunds for programs (including one night workshops) unless notice given to the Recreation Office 5 business days prior to the scheduled program.
SPECIAL GIFT IDEA! Adult classes and programs make great gifts for holidays and special occasions. Buy someone a unique, thoughtful gift this season; purchase a Bedford Recreation class or event perfectly suited for that special someone. We will provide a certificate to present to the gift recipient. Want to teach? If you would like to teach or have a suggestion for a class that you would like to see offered, please email: email@example.com Online Professional Development Sharpen Your Business Skills with MindEdge Learning Bedford Recreation has partnered with MindEdge Learning to bring Bedford residents access to self-paced online professional development training courses and certificates.
These courses are available 24/7, in your home, at your office, or even on your commute with the MindEdge Mobile app. All courses offer either CEU’s, PDU’s or other continuing education credits. Course Topics Include: Project Management Agile Six Sigma & Lean Data Analytics Finance Operations Management Leadership Online Learning Cyber Security & CISSP Digital Marketing HR Management Business Communications Career Building Non-Profit Management LEED Green Building Sustainable Management And more are added frequently! TO ENROLL PLEASE VISIT: www.bedfordma.gov/recreation/professionaldevelopment Enter Code Bedford20 to receive special discount 20% off your purchase through March 31.
As a Bedford resident, you are entitled to a 10% discount at all times using code Bedford10 Adult Programs
7 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Special Programs Mystery Walks Instructor: Mary Hurley Discover new places to hike and hear tales about Native American settlers and esteemed writers such as Alcott and Emerson. Walks are typically four to five miles and usually rain or shine. Mary has been the spirited leader of hikes, bike trips and other marvelous adventures for more than twenty years. She has a great following and it will be an adventure as well as a walk! Please provide email address when registering and contact instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting locations.
Weather cancellations will be made up at the end. (Age 18+) Wednesdays, 9:30-noon, 4/10-5/22 (no 4/17) 6wks Fee: $89 Adult Programs Personal Interest Traveling Solo and Loving It! Instructor: Debbie Toppan Love to travel, but don’t have a traveling companion? Don’t let that stop you! Learn some tricks about the great fun of traveling solo. A seasoned traveler shares what she has learned about this way to travel! Covered will be planning your trip, where to go and where to stay. Discover what to do when you arrive and how to meet people along the way through websites like meetup.com and couchsurfing.com.
Class held at Concord-Carlisle High School, 500 Walden St. Wednesday, April 24, 7:00-8:30pm Fee: $35 Goat Yoga Fundraiser!
with Maria Tiano, Certified Instructor Chip-In Farm, 201 Hartwell Road Try Goat Yoga while giving back to the community! All proceeds go directly to the Bedford Recreation Department's Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fund to help support families who may otherwise be unable to afford Recreation programs. This class will take place outdoors on the farm at sunset and will feature a herd of friendly goats! Goat kids are naturally curious and playful, and love to climb on anyone and anything. While this may not be the most meditative and relaxing yoga class you will take, it will surely be the most fun and memorable - perfect for melting that stress away! Bring your own mat, blanket, or towel but be prepared for the goats to potentially taste test everything! Bring layers of clothing in case of colder weather or mosquitos.
Age 16+ Please check Chip-In Facebook page for weather cancellations or call 781-275-2545 (min 6/max 25) Saturday, May 11, 6:00-7:00pm Fee: $30 donation per person See information for the Goat Yoga Summer Series on page 18 Story-Based Improv Adventures & Epic Quests with Guard Up! Want to slay a dragon? Want to save a village from a tyrannical overlord? Want to rid the realm of unspeakable evil? Come to our Adult Story Based adventures where you are invited to embark on epic quests with your fellow adventurers to solve puzzles, loot dungeons, and take part in fantastical exploits every week.
Answer the call and join us for these exciting improv mysteries. Wear comfortable clothing, long sports pants, sneakers, or opt to come to the adventure in costume. Foam swords or NERF blasters used to battle monsters or villains during play. Age 18+ Held at Guard Up, 103 Terrace Hall Ave. Burlington. (max 12) Fridays, 8:30-10:30pm, date options: April 12, 19 or 26 Fee: $35 each night
8 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Personal Interest Intro to Backyard Chicken-Keeping Instructor: Lisa Bougoulas, Chelmsford Agway This workshop will cover the basics required to get started in backyard chicken-keeping. Lisa will discuss breed selection and how to choose chickens that are winter hardy and family friendly, how to care for chicks, feeding requirements, coop selection and cleaning, keeping your chickens safe from predators, egg production and keeping your chickens healthy. In the Spring of 2011, after a lot of research on the different breeds of chickens, Lisa came home with five chickens.
She quickly succumbed to a phenomenon known as 'chicken math' and somehow ended up with eleven chickens. She has been ordering the chickens at Chelmsford Agway for the past nine years and through her own flock and talking with customers, she has gained a wealth of information about how to raise a happy and healthy flock. She has thoroughly enjoyed her chickens these past eight years, and loves to talk about chickens to anyone that comes into the store! Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm 152. Tuesday, March 26, 7:00-8:30pm (min4/max 25) Fee: $20 per person/couple Spring Birding Field Trips Instructor: Michele Grzenda Are you interested in identifying the birds singing in your backyard or a nearby park? Michele will introduce you to 25 species commonly found in our neighborhoods, wetlands, and forests.
Learn various field identification techniques by sight and sound. These walks are designed for beginner and intermediate bird watchers. Please bring a pair of binoculars, bug spray, and a field guide if you have one. (min 6/ max 15) Trail maps will be sent to you a few days before via email. Option 1: Saturday, May 11, 7:00-9:00am Fee: $25 per person or $40 per couple Walk starts at Punkatasset Conservation Land, Concord. Entry is between 851 & 873 Monument St. Looks like a driveway. Park on west side of Monument St.
Option 2: Wednesday, June 12, 6:00-8:00pm Fee: $25 per person or $40 per couple Walk starts at Hapgood Wright Town Forest, Concord. Park in lot off intersection of Walden St and Thoreau St, near High School entrance. Adult Programs Basic Bike Maintenance Instructor: Chris Li, Bikeway Source This course is geared to newer cyclists. Covered will be basic bicycle maintenance and repair for most bicycles. When you are done with the class, you will have a better understanding of how to set up your shifting and braking on your bike, how to fix a flat tire and best practices to keep your bike running smoothly before and after your ride.
Class held at the Bikeway Source, 111 South Rd. (min 2max 4) Wednesday, April 24, 6:15-8:00pm Fee: $35 You Can Afford College IF... Instructor: Dick Man, College Funding Advisors, Inc. of Bedford ...you PLAN in advance, you UNDERSTAND the financial aid process and you ACT early enough to be successful. Financial Aid goes to the families that plan in advance - ideally before December of the child’s sophomore year of high school. This course will teach you the concepts and strategies that will help you maximize your financial aid by understanding the process. You will learn strategies that may increase your family’s eligibility even if you have a “high income” or own a business.
Procrastination equals less financial aid. All schools are not alike, so it is important to know your options. A free financial aid analysis will be available to all attendees. For more information about this popular seminar, visit the website at www.collegefundingadvisors.com. (min 5/max 25) Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm 152.
Tuesday, March 19, 7:00-9:00pm. Fee: $15 per family
9 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org On the Menu Adult Programs Writing Out of the Box Instructor: Andrea Cleghorn, Author, Journalist and Writing Coach Welcome spring and wake your hibernating writer’s metabolism at Writing Out of the Box, a small group writing class for those who enjoy or would like to try expressing themselves on paper in an encouraging setting. It is a respectful, non-critical, noncompetitive, no-judgment zone and it’s fun! Andrea gives a prompt and members of the group are given either 5 or 10 minutes to write fiction or nonfiction.
Group members read what they have written and conversation follows. Enjoy an evening that may surprise, inspire and amaze you. Who knows what other writing may follow? Pick up a free *magic* pen the first night or bring a laptop. Andrea runs workshops in the Boston area and in a small café in Ireland during her summer stays. Andrea’s latest book is The Whipple Brunch: A Journey Through Cancer, the fears, tears, tiaras & tornadoes. www.andreacleghorn.com Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm 139. (age 18+) Thursdays, 4/25-5/16 (4 wks) 7:00-9:00pm (min 3/max 12) Fee: $100 Handmade Travel Art Journal Instructor: Gwen Chasan, Artist Create your own unique, handmade travel art journal! Learn how to make simple, accordion folded journals with ribbon closures to take on your next adventure.
You will learn simple techniques for capturing special places as you travel, using your journal, waterproof pens, and a mini travel watercolor paint set to create loose pen and ink sketches with watercolor highlights. You will return from your travels with a one-of-a-kind memento to treasure! You can bring a few photos of the place you are planning to visit (or hope to visit!) for decorating the journal cover. No experience necessary. Just plan to have fun! There is a $27 materials fee payable to the instructor at class. Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm. 152. (min 6/max 10) This class co-sponsored by Bedford Arts and Crafts Society.
Friday, May 17, 9:30am-12:30pm Fee: $34 Fused Glass Workshop Instructor from Magic Brush Pottery & Fused Glass Join in on a Ladies Night Out! Create a flowered glass bowl or a candle holder. This fun project is made with fused glass. Magic Brush will offer step-by-step instruction to help you make this creative piece. All Supplies provided. Class in collaboration with Carlisle Recreation. Class held at 97 School St. (brick building) Carlisle. You will be notified when the finished project can be picked up at the Bedford Recreation Office. Friday, March 22, 6:30-8:30pm Fee: $49 Sauce Makes the Meal!
Instructor: Jeannette Pothier, Professional Chef A simple sauce can make a great meal. We are busy, with little time to cook. We buy food already made, and it may not be as healthy as we would like. What if you could make a few basic sauces to make a simple meal into something incredibly savory and delicious! The French have what we call Mother Sauces. One is a Béchamel (a white sauce) and we will use this to create a Mac and Cheese dish. Another is emulsified, a Hollandaise (egg based sauce), used to serve on poached eggs as in Eggs Benedict. Not all sauces are hot, some are cold, like a great tasting Vinaigrette for a pasta or green salad.
Many sauces can be made in advance and used when you need them. We will have fun making and tasting! Please bring an apron. Ingredients fee $10; payable to the instructor at class. Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Shawsheen Rm.
Wednesday, May 15, 6:30-9:00pm (min6/max 10) Fee: $42 Be Creative
10 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Be Creative Adult Programs Mixed Media Art Class Instructor: Valeria R. Lanza, Artist Art enthusiasts interested in creating with different media such as watercolors, acrylics, oils, or pastels will enjoy this interactive workshop. Artists of all levels welcome although some experience in basic brush strokes and simple composition is desirable. Students in this class paint independently with the guidance of the instructor.
Students also learn how to use different tools such as sponges and knives. Students should bring brushes, paints, easels, palettes, and containers for water or oil medium (odor-free turpenoid required), a picture or items that they would like to paint (teacher has plenty of material that can be helpful to students as well) and a large plastic table cover. Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm. 152. (min 6/max 12) This class is co-sponsored by the Bedford Arts and Crafts Society. Tuesdays, 9:30am-12:00noon, 3/12-6/4 (no 4/16) 12 wks Fee: $150 Improve Your Watercolor Skills Instructor: Nan Rumpf, Artist A class designed for watercolor painters with some experience.
Each class will focus on a specific project designed to help develop technique and increase awareness of painting possibilities. Use these lessons to develop your personal painting style, to explore your artistic voice and to improve your skill in this exciting medium. Material list available online or at the Recreation office. This class is co-sponsored by the Bedford Arts and Crafts Society. (min 8/max 12) Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm 152.
Mondays, 10:00am-12:30pm, 3/25-5/20 (no class 4/15) 8wks Fee: $145 Registration for non-residents opens March 11, 9:00pm. Introduction to Modern Calligraphy: 1 Day Workshop Instructor: Jennifer Wayne Have you been intrigued by the influx of beautiful hand lettering seen at special events, on products, or online? Curious to give it a try, but nervous because your regular handwriting is lacking? Then this class is for you! You do NOT have to have perfect handwriting in order to learn modern calligraphy using a pointed (dip) pen and ink. Modern calligraphy is more about drawing letters as opposed to writing them.
You will learn the basics of modern calligraphy including how to use a pointed pen, and practice drills, letter formation and how to connect letters into words and phrases. Previous experience is not necessary and all levels are welcome. Materials approximately $15-$20; fee to be paid to the instructor at class. Age 16+. Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm. 139.
Saturday, April 6, 10:00am-12:30pm (min 4/max 10) Fee: $37 Chinese Traditional Brush Painting II Instructor: Son-Mey Chiu, Artist ED.D. Harvard University; Chinese Master Emerita, Boston Latin School This is a continuing course in Chinese Painting that follows the beginning courses offered in the Fall and Winter. Based on the fundamental techniques acquired in the painting of the “Four Gentlemen”—plum, orchid, chrysanthemum, and bamboo—students will explore the painting of other flora and fauna. Students will develop a variety of brushwork with ink and colors to depict the peach and crabapple, wisteria and bleeding hearts, butterflies, and birds—objects of nature in spring when the course is in session.
Students who have experience with Chinese Painting are also encouraged joining. Please bring previous class materials, 1 yard of felt, 3 cups for holding water, palette or dishes for mixing colors. Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm. 152. (min 6/max 10) This class co-sponsored by Bedford Arts and Crafts Society. Thursdays, 10:00am-12:00, 4/25-5/16 (4wks) Fee: $70
11 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Be Creative Adult Programs Jewelry Making: Bracelets Instructor: Christine Evans Another Wrap: Create a contemporary bracelet that you will get all “wrapped up in!” If you have seen the high fashion “Chan Luu” bracelets selling for $190 or more, you will be excited to learn that you can make your own – with your own designer touch. Learn basic laddering techniques to combine leather cording, glass beads, crystals or semi-precious stones, and a button closure to make a stunning statement piece. We will discuss bead selection, material sizing, and thread extension methods.
No experience required. There is a $15 materials fee payable to the instructor at class. Held at Concord-Carlisle HS, 500 Walden St. Concord. Monday, May 6, 6:30-8:30pm (min 2/max 8) Fee: $29 Russian Spiral Bangle: During this class, you will learn the Russian Spiral technique, a versatile tubular beaded netting stitch which creates a supple, sinuous rope that is perfect for bracelets or necklaces. We’ll focus on beginning and ending the stitch, stepping up to add rows, and various methods for finishing a bracelet. Class discussion will include how different bead types and color combinations can be used to create a variety of looks.
There is a $15 materials fee payable to the instructor at class. Class held at Concord-Carlisle High School, 500 Walden St. Concord.
Thursday, May 23, 6:30-8:30pm (min 2/max 8) Fee: $29 Needlepoint: Beginner Basics Instructor: Hanka Robertson Needlepoint engages the imagination as well as the hands! It is an easy to learn craft that can be creative and therapeutic. Hanka will share her years of experience teaching you about the craft. You will complete a 4 inch square project that can be made into an ornament, coaster or set into the top of a decorative box. The project kit will cost $30, payable the first night to the instructor. The kit includes the canvas, threads, needle, directions with design chart and stitch diagrams, and finishing supplies.
You will need additional supplies (approximately $12) and a list will be available from the instructor in early April. Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm 152. Age 16+/ages 12-15 with parent. (min 4/max 12) Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, 4/23-5/28 (6wks) Fee: $55 Stone Carving Saturdays Instructor: Scott Cahaly, Stone Artist In this popular one-day workshop, you have the opportunity to carve your own stone, an art form that is not typically accessible. Beginners and experienced sculptors alike will be guided through the process of looking into the rock for imagery, carving into material, planning and forming a sculpture, and using tools.
Hand-carving techniques will be demonstrated and stone carving lore will be discussed. Safety in the studio and stone and tool sourcing will also be addressed. You will leave with a stone sculpture in hand. Please bring a bag lunch to class. All materials will be provided. Ages 16+ Class held at Stone Carving Studio, 80 Loomis St. 2nd floor. (min 4/max 8) Saturdays, 9:30am-2:30pm Fee: $140 each option Options: April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, or August 17 Faux Stained Glass with Acrylics Instructor: Taline Saatjian, Artist Stained glass lovers will enjoy using this technique to create a beautiful, faux stained glass painting the simple way! Students will learn how to create their own leading with glue and paint, and use acrylic inks to create a beautiful shined glass effect.
Supplies approximately $15; fee to be paid to the instructor at class. (min. 5/max 12) Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm 151.
Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm, 5/1-5/22 (4wks) Fee: $50
12 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Well-Being Adult Programs CPR Instructor: Jodie Dill, RN, Cape Cod CPR and First Aid You never know if you will find yourself in the situation when someone says, “Does someone know CPR?” Being prepared for the situation can save a life. This comprehensive program designed by the Emergency Care and Safety Institute (http://ecsinstitute.org/) focuses on training for non-medical individuals. Based on the 2015 (most recent) International Consensus Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC), our CPR and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) certification course is ideal for those needing CPR certification for employment requirements as well as those wanting to learn the skills necessary to save a life.
On completion of the class, you will be emailed an ecard that will be valid for 2 years and receive an informational pamphlet as a reference guide. If you are interested in a CPR book, please specify when registering . The additional cost is $10 for the book (cash please, payable at class) and it may be picked up one week before class or at class. Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm 139. Please enter through the play yard side of the North Wing (the brick wing) Age 15+ (min 3/max 6) Sunday, June 2, 4:00-7:00pm Fee: $72 Top 4 HealthTrends - Which is Right for You? Instructor: Stacy Rudman, Certified Health Coach Paleo, Keto, Whole 30, Intermittent Fasting-you have heard about these trends in the news, on social media and in magazines, but what are they? Which one is right for you and your goals? In this workshop we will discuss these four health trends so you can understand what they are, the pros, the cons, the benefits, the difference between them, the lifestyle changes they entail and more.
You will leave with the knowledge to help you make a decision if one of these fits your needs to reach your health goals. Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm 152. (min 3/max 12) Thursday, April 11, 7:00-8:30pm Fee: $30 7 Ways to Crush Sugar Cravings Instructor: Stacy Rudman, Certified Health Coach By popular demand, we are offering this again! This one-hour course will teach you why you crave sugar, what happens to your body when you experience the “sugar high,” why this keeps you wanting more sugar, and the extra weight that comes with it. You will leave with seven solutions to help you crush those cravings without giving up the sweetness in your life, lose that stubborn bloat and have more energy to enjoy life! Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm.
152. (min 3/ max 12) Thursday, May 9, 7:00-8:00pm Fee: $25 Parenting Workshops Instructor: Donna Shea Collaboration with Carlisle Recreation, Classes held at Carlisle Town Hall, 66 Westford St. It’s Not Nice to Hit People: Understanding and Managing Aggression in Preschoolers In this workshop, we will discuss factors and facts about aggression in young children. We will briefly discuss temperament and how parenting styles effect the way we handle aggression, and external factors contributing to aggressive behaviors. We will explore the steps to managing aggression in young children as well as strategies to help your child to not become a victim of aggression.
Thursday, April 11, 10:30-12:00noon Fee: $30 Friendship & Social Coaching: Helping Kids Make & Keep Friends This workshop for parents explores the barriers to friendship that may be preventing your child from having positive peer relationships. We will explore how to help your child recognize and overcome these barriers, the important role that parents play in social coaching and tips about how to teach your child social independence and increase your child’s social success. Thursday, May 16, 7:00-8:30pm Fee: $30
13 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Well-Being Adult Programs The MELT Method® Instructor: Tammy Skwierczynski The MELT Method® is a simple self-treatment technique that reduces chronic pain and helps you stay healthy, youthful, and active for a lifetime.
Just 10 minutes of MELT three times a week is all you need to reduce the effects of accumulated tension and stress caused by daily living. For more information about MELT, go to www.BePainFreeWithTammy.com Participants should bring a yoga mat and bottle of water. You must be able to get up and down from the floor. (min 3/max 10) Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm 153. Hand & Foot Series: Discover how to erase pain and tension in your hands, feet, neck, and low back brought on by everyday stress, overuse, or age. In these 4 weeks, you will learn everything you need to perform the MELT Hand and Foot treatments on your own.
These simple self-treatments can make your whole body feel better and provide relief from neck and low back pain, arthritis, bunions, plantar fasciitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. $30 fee payable to instructor at class for the Treatment Balls. (*1st class is 75 min) Mondays, 7:00-8:00*pm, 3/25-4/22 (no 4/15) (4wks) Fee: $58 Soft Roller Class: This all-levels class will use specialized MELT Soft Rollers and Hand and Foot Treatment Balls to simulate the results of manual therapy. Learn to eliminate “stuck stress” before it accumulates causing chronic aches, pains, and unwanted signs of aging.
Reduce inflammation, ease chronic neck and low back strain, improve alignment, enhance athletic performance, and keep your whole body feeling great at any age. Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm, 4/29-5/20 (4wks) Fee: $58 Biofield Tuning: Tune Your Body to Your Perfect Weight Instructor: Julie Ramsdell, MS, RM Do you struggle with an extra 10, 20 or more pounds of excess weight you can't shake, no matter which diet plan you try? Overeating to avoid emotional pain or discomfort is likely the root cause of the issue! Using Biofield Tuning, a unique physics-based method that uses sound to neutralize old energetic patterns that weigh you down, we can begin to release this lifelong pattern.
This group energy session addresses emotional eating issues that underlie the vibratory pattern of overeating. We will start with a group meditation, and then use targeted sound combined with powerful affirmations to shift ingrained energetic patterns, releasing stuck energy and enabling more conscious habits of eating in alignment with your body's needs. Class held at Fifth Chakra Energy Wellness, 200 Great Road, Suite 254A. (min 4/max 10) 4wks Monday, March 25, 7:00-8:30pm Fee: $43 Meditation For Transformation Instructor: Julie Ramsdell, MS, RM Join a weekly group meditation to quiet your overworked, busy mind with various inner vision tools including sound, essential oils, and crystals to enhance the experience.
Deep relaxation, calm, and clarity are the result. All levels of meditators are welcome. Bring a yoga mat for guided meditations at the end of class. Class held at Fifth Chakra Energy Wellness, 200 Great Road, Suite 254A. For more information www.fifthchakraenergy.com (min 4/max 15) Session 1: Tuesday, 3/26-4/16, 7:00-8:00pm Fee: $64 Session 2: Tuesday, 5/7-5/28, 7:00-8:00pm Fee: $64 Beginner & Intermediate Tai Chi Instructors: Oscar Hsu & Jim Winner, Oriental Healing Arts Tai chi is an ancient Chinese martial art, an excellent form of exercise and meditation in motion. Seemingly effortless movements are executed in a smooth, flowing and non-strenuous manner promoting awareness, health and longevity.
Strengthen the immune system by increasing strength and flexibility and balancing energy. Improve physical health and reduce stress. Learn Chigong routines and the Modified Yang Style Short Form in a format that is friendly and safe. Bring water and wear loose, comfortable clothing. Age 16+ (min 5/max 10) Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, 4/3-6/12 (11wks) Class in Rm.153, 12 Mudge Way Fee: $115 Thursdays, 1:00-2:00pm, 4/4-6/13 (11wks) Class held in Union Rm., 12 Mudge Way Fee: $115 Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, 7/10-8/28 (8wks) Class in Rm.153, 12 Mudge Way Fee: $85 Thursdays, 1:00-2:00pm, 7/11-8/29 (8wks) Class held in Union Rm., 12 Mudge Way Fee: $85
14 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Dance & Dance Fitness Adult Programs Beginner Bachata Dancing Instructor: Justin Weinstein Welcome to Bachata! Join this exciting and engaging dance style on Friday nights! Each class will focus on the basic steps, rotations, turns and foot work taking you from beginner to advanced levels. We will cover how to properly turn your partner, angel wings, the hammerlock, haircombs, dips and so much more. Classes held in the Dance Studio, Bedford High School, 9 Mudge Way. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes with mobility to dance.
What is Bachata? Check it out here: https://goo.gl/6gjhj4 Singles or couples welcome! Age 18+. (min 6/max 25) 8wks Fridays, 7:00-8:00pm, 4/5-5/31 (no class 4/19) Fee: $80 Free Trial Class: Friday, March 29 (please register to attend) Salsa! —Beginner & Intermediate Instructor: Van Chum, Attitudes Dance and Fitness This class will focus on the basics of Salsa and take you one step further into some other Latin dances. This class is a great introduction for newcomers as well as a nice review for those that have been away from the dance floor for a while. No partner needed! Classes held in the Dance Studio (behind Main Gym) at Bedford High School, 9 Mudge Way.
Enter second door, beside cafeteria. Please bring comfortable shoes (street shoes not permitted). Age 18+. (max 12) Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm, 4/8-6/10 (no class 4/15, 5/27) 8wks Fee: $96 Ballroom Dance — Beginner & Intermediate Instructor: Van Chum, Attitudes Dance and Fitness This class will focus on the basics of a variety of ballroom dance styles including: Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba and Merengue, as well as delve further into some intermediate steps. We may also include Cha Cha, Tango and East Coast Swing. This class is a great intro for newcomers as well as a review for those that have been away from the dance floor for a while.
No partner needed! Classes held in the Dance Studio (behind Main Gym) Bedford High School, 9 Mudge Way. Enter second door, beside cafeteria. Please bring comfortable shoes (street shoes not permitted). Age 18+. (max 12) Mondays, 8:00-9:00pm, 4/8-6/10 (no class 4/15, 5/27) 8wks Fee: $96 Zumba® Fitness Dance Party Instructor: Renae Nichols Let the music free your body in the ultimate dance-fitness workout that will groove you into shape. This popular class is designed for adults of all ages and fitness levels, and no previous dance experience is required. With each new song, the instructor will lead you through a series of steps that are both simple and fun.
Get your heart pumping to the upbeat sounds of salsa, merengue, cumbia, reggaeton, soca, bollywood, and pop hits from around the world. So much fun, you will forget that you are working out! (min 7/max 25) Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Union Rm.
Thursdays, 9:30-10:30am, 4/4-6/13 (no class 4/18, 6/6) 9wks Fee: $90 Mondays, 6:00-7:00pm, 6/24-8/5 (7wks) Fee: $70 BodyJam™ Instructors: Kamate Fitness team of LesMills certified instructors This workout combines the addictive fusion of the latest dance moves and hip new sounds. No previous dance experience required; choreography is layered and simple. Instructors coach style, direction and attitude to motivate participants to perform at their best while burning fat, improving coordination, and expressing themselves. Please bring mat, towel and water. (max 20) All classes held at Connections,153 Concord Rd.
Spring Session: Unlimited Classes, 4/2-6/22 (12wks) Fee: $210 Session schedule: Tuesdays 7:00pm, Thursdays 6:00pm, Fridays 9:15am, Saturdays 10:15am Summer Session: Unlimited Classes, 7/2-8/24 (8wks) Fee: $120 Session schedule: Tuesdays 7:00pm, Thursdays 6:00pm, Saturdays 10:15am
15 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Exercise & Fitness Adult Programs Cardio Kickboxing Instructor: Courtney Stacey This class is a kickboxing-inspired, high-intensity cardio workout. The class includes warm up, a variety of cardio and strength exercises, core work and a cool down, all to lots of good music.
Typically, participants have established cardiovascular fitness, but all levels of fitness are welcomed and encouraged! Each class guarantees plenty of sweat and smiles! Please bring mat or towel for floor work, water, comfortable workout clothes and sneakers. Age 16+. (min 6/max 20) Class held at Bedford High School, Gym E Dance Studio.
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, 4/2-6/11 (no class 4/16) (10wks) Fee: $90 Free Trial class: Tues. March 26, please register to attend. BodyPump™ Instructors: Kamate Fitness team of LesMills certified instructors This original barbell workout strengthens and tones your entire body and challenges the major muscle groups by using weight-room exercises such as squats, presses, lifts and curls. The simplicity of the class makes a great starting point for developing strength and confidence. Uplifting music synchronized with the exercises motivates participants through the workout. Please bring mat, towel and water.
(min 1/max 15) All classes held at Connections, 153 Concord Rd. Spring Session: Unlimited Classes, 4/1-6/22 (12wks) Fee: $230 Schedule: Mondays 9:15am, Mondays 6:30pm, Wednesdays 6:30pm, Thursday 9:15am, Saturdays 8:00am and 9:00am. Summer Session: Unlimited Classes, 7/1-8/24 (8wks) Fee: $130 Schedule: Mondays 9:15am, Mondays 6:30pm, Wednesdays 6:30pm, Saturdays 9:00am. Body Balance & Core Strength Instructor: Jayne Schmitz, Certified Balanced Body Pilates Instructor This program will challenge you to increase deep core strength, balance, and tone. Drawing from the Pilates discipline, we will work on body awareness, good posture and stress reduction.
Core stability and alignment are emphasized throughout. The majority of movements are floor exercises done on a mat. It will help you transform the way your body looks, feels and performs as you improve mobility, posture and tone. All levels of fitness and experience are welcome. Bring a mat, and water bottle. Age 16+ (min 4/max 15) Spring: Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, 4/3-6/12 (no class 4/17) 10wks Fee: $120 Class held in the Bedford High School Dance Studio.
Summer: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, 7/9-8/27 (no class 7/23) 7wks Fee: $95 Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Union Room. barre3 Instructors: Natasha Groblewski and Instructors of barre3 Barre3 is a full-body, mindful workout that delivers remarkable results from the inside out. You will be guided through sustained holds, muscle-burning micro-movements, and heart-pumping cardio bursts. The barre3 signature approach will leave you feeling balanced in body and empowered from within. You will work barefoot or with sticky socks (socks can be purchased at the studio). Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle.
Classes held at barre3, 158 Great Rd. Bedford. Age 16+ (studio parent waiver if under 18) (max 20) 8wks Spring: Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30am, 4/2-5/21 Fee: $110 Thursdays, 5:45-6:45pm, 4/4-5/23 Fee: $110 Summer: Sundays, 4:00-5:00pm, 7/7-8/25 Fee: $110 Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm, 7/10-8/28 Fee: $110 Thursdays, 9:45-10:45am, 7/11-8/29 Fee: $110
16 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Exercise & Fitness Adult Programs Strength & Stretch Instructor: Renae Nichols This class is designed to give participants a complete muscle workout from head to toe. During each workout, you will work your muscles to fatigue with base exercises, modifications, and advanced options. In just 45 minutes you will burn calories, strengthen muscles, and work to increase flexibility. You will end feeling strong and energized. Join Renae’s Zumba class at 9:30 and get a great cardio-strength combo class all in one morning! All fitness levels are welcome.
Participants must bring 1-2 sets of free weights and a yoga mat for mat work and stretching. (min 7/max 25) Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Union Rm.
Thursdays, 10:45-11:30am, 4/4-6/13 (no class 4/18, 6/6) 9wks Fee: $90 Nia Class Instructor: Joan Turnberg Nia is a fabulous fusion of dance, martial arts and yoga designed for all levels. Nia delivers an invigorating cardio workout while developing strength, balance, flexibility, agility, mobility, body awareness and relaxation. Please bring water bottle, yoga mat or thick towel. All classes held at 12 Mudge Way, Union Rm. Contact email@example.com for more info. Age 15+ (min 9/max 20) Free Trial Classes: Mon. 3/25, Wed. 3/27 and Thurs. 3/28 Spring: Monday 9:30-10:30am, 4/1-6/17 (no 4/15, 5/27) 10wks Fee: $100 Wednesday 9:30-10:30am, 4/3-6/19 (no 4/17) 11wks Fee: $110 Thursday 6:30-7:30pm, 4/4-6/20 (no 4/18) 11wks Fee: $110 Summer: Wednesday 9:30-10:30am, 7/10-8/28 (1 wk no class tba) 7wks Fee: $70 Thursday 6:30-7:30pm, 7/11-8/29 (1 wk no class tba) 7wks Fee: $70 Hatha Yoga Instructor: Bonnie McCulloch Are you new to yoga or just looking to stretch and strengthen your body and quiet your mind? This class consists of centering, warm-ups, performing basic postures, breathing techniques and a period of deep relaxation.
Bonnie is a certified Hatha yoga teacher who believes that the practice of yoga is beneficial to people of all fitness levels. In each class, Bonnie offers modifications and advanced forms of the yoga postures practiced. Bring a yoga mat/water bottle. Age 15+ (min 6/max 18) All classes held in the Union Rm, 12 Mudge Way. Spring: Mondays 7:00-8:00pm 4/1-6/17 (no class 4/15, 5/27) 10wks Fee: $125 Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am 4/2-6/11 (no class 4/16) 10wks Fee: $125 Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm 4/3-6/12 (no class 4/17) 10wks Fee: $125 Fridays 9:30-10:30am 4/5-6/14 (no class 4/19) 10wks Fee: $125 Summer: Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am 7/9-8/20 (7wks) Fee: $88 Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm 7/10-8/21 (7wks) Fee: $88 Baby and Me Yoga Instructor: Bonnie McCulloch Taking care of a new baby can be exhausting with very little opportunity for self care.
This class provides time to join other parents and caregivers for a light-hearted, gentle yoga practice complete with mind-centering breath, flowing movement, and restorative poses. Special consideration included for those interested in core stability, easing residual back pain, and releasing tension from the neck and shoulders. Baby yogis are welcome to spend time on your mat with you or resting nearby. Diaper changes, feedings, and singing babies are all part of the fun! This class is especially designed for parents, grandparents, and caregivers and their infant babies age 4-6 weeks to non-crawlers.
Bring a yoga mat/ water bottle. (min 6/max 18) All classes held in the Union Rm, 12 Mudge Way. Fridays, 10:45-11:30am, 4/5-5/17 (no 4/19) 6wks Fee: $75