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Upcoming Programs!

We are so excited to announce the new tennis and pickleball courts at the East Haddam Municipal Building are open! Many thanks to the Municipal Building Committee for the many tireless hours dedicated to this project. Windscreens will be added shortly. In the meantime, the courts are open daily dawn until dusk. Enjoy!

Kids Night on the Green: Thursday December 1st 6:00-8:00 p.m. Join us as we kick off the holiday season
with festive and family friendly activities! All activities are FREE and include… Visit with Santa, share your wish list and enjoy a photo opportunity. Presented by East Haddam Youth and Family Services. Meet Mrs. Claus in her toy workshop. All children will receive a free gift. Presented by East Haddam Libraries and the Leos. Visit our letter writing station in the Parks and Rec Activity Room. Our trusty elves will collect your letters, ensuring timely delivery to the North Pole. Please be sure to include your child’s return address on the envelope to allow for personalized response. Enjoy a friendly Indoor Snowball Fight in the Municipal gym with Parks and Rec elves. Visit the Hot Chocolate Café for cookie decorating and a cup of hot chocolate from the cocoa bar.
18+ Pick-up Basketball: Mondays, December 5, 12, 19 (No Dec 26), 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Thursdays, December 8, 15, 22, 29 (No Dec 1), 7-9 p.m., Municipal Gym, $23 for full session or $5 drop-in.

18+ Pickleball: Mondays, December 5, 12, 19 (No Dec 26), 9:30-11:30 a.m., Wednesdays, December 7, 14, 21, 28, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (Beginners) and 6:30-8:30 p.m., Fridays, December 2, 9, 16, (No Dec 23), 9:30 -11:30 a.m., and Sundays, December 4, 11, 18 (No Dec 25), 9-10 a.m. (Beginner's with veteran players offering instruction), 10-12 p.m. (Open Play for all skill levels), and 12-2 p.m. (Intermediate Play), Municipal Gym. 3 Purchasing options: Register for full session online, $5 drop-in, or purchase pickleball club card $40 for 10 days of play. 
16+ Volleyball: Tuesdays, December 6, 13, 27 (No Dec 20), 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Municipal Gym, $10 for full session or $5 drop-in.

Boot Camp for Ages 16+: Ready to invest in your health and fitness and see real change, but don’t want to deal with crowds at the gym?  Boot Camp Fitness offers custom small group training sessions offered by a Certified Personal Trainer.  Our sessions focus on exercises and functional training.  A 60-minute workout with a 15-minute ending stretch will improve your core strength and balance.  Current Sessions: November 22 – January 12, 2023. 1x/week $64, 2x/week $96, or $10 drop-in. Classes will be held in the Old Town Hall on Town Street on Tuesdays, 6-7:15 p.m. and in the Municipal Gym on Thursdays, 5:45-7 p.m.

Gentle Yoga: This class is appropriate for all levels of fitness or yoga experience. Ages 16 and up. Improve your strength and flexibility while decreasing stress. Enjoy moving your body and breathing mindfully! We have a virtual option via Facebook on Wednesday and a new in person class on Sundays. Virtual Wednesdays: 6:30-7:30 p.m., $40 (4 classes) or $15 for a single class. Session begins December 7- December 28. In-Person Sundays: 6:30-7:30 p.m., $40 (4 classes) or $15 for a single class. Session begins November 20-December 11. Classes held at Senior Center.
Youth Basketball Grades 1-8: Grades 1&2- Volunteer coaches will offer skill-based instruction focusing on fundamentals of passing, shooting, ball handling, rebounding, and defense with small scrimmages. Saturdays January 7- February 11. East Haddam Elementary, Time TBD, $85. Grades 3-8: Players will participate in a traditional season consisting of practices and games. Players must commit to 1-2 weekday practices and 1 Saturday game per week. Some games will be played away against neighboring towns. Practice begins week of December 5th and ends March 4th. East Haddam Elementary and Municipal Gym, $125. Registration Deadline November 6.
Skyhawks Basketball: Hoopstertots- Ages 2-3: Learning basketball has never been more fun! These classes focus on dribbling, shot technique, passing and teamwork. Adjustable hoops and appropriately sized basketballs are used to always provide just the right amount of challenge. Parent participation required for ages 2-3.5 years. Saturdays, January 7- February 11, 9:00-9:45 a.m. (max 10 players) $110. Basketball Instruction for Ages 4-Kindergarten: This fun, skill-intensive program is designed for beginning to intermediate players. Using our progressional curriculum, we focus on the whole player - teaching sportsmanship and teamwork. Boys and girls will learn the fundamentals of passing, shooting, ball handling, rebounding and defense through skill-based instruction and small-sided scrimmages. Pre-K- Age 4: Saturdays, January 7- February 11, 10-10:50 a.m., $115. Kindergarten: Saturdays, January 7-February 11, 11-11:50 a.m., $115.

American Red Cross CPR for Babysitters: This is an extension of our ARC Babysitting Course and is open to all those who have previously taken our babysitting class. This class will certify babysitters in Basic First Aid as well as Infant and Child CPR. Ages 11-18. December 5 & 7, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Parks and Rec Activity Room, $72.

Minecraft Master Engineering for grades 4-5: Bring your Minecraft adventures to life with a trained Play-Well instructor. Build shelters, craft mystical items, and perfect crossbow skills. Nathan Hale-Ray Middle School. Grades 4-5: Mondays- January 9-February 27.  *No class Jan. 16, or Feb. 20. $130.00.

Unified Family Volleyball: December 10, 5:00-7:00 p.m., NHRHS Gym. This is a free event promoting sportsmanship and encouraging all special needs families to join the fun! All ages and abilities welcome. Pizza and refreshments will be served complimentary of the East Haddam Board of Education.

Futsal for Ages 9-18: Tuesdays and Fridays, January 3-March 31. Tuesday Training Session 5:15-6:15 p.m., Municipal Gym. Friday Match Play
5-9 p.m., Elementary School Gym, $65. Please bring shin guards, water bottle, and futsal ball (size 3 for ages 9-12 and
size 4 for ages 13+). Option to purchase futsal ball for an additional $28 at registration.