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Join our staff as a Parks and Rec Program Supervisor. Offering flexible hours, $18/hour, and employee discount for our programs. We need help supervising programs including basketball, pickleball, volleyball, and soccer. Dependable, enthusiastic, and team player are must have attributes. Applications may be emailed to: lisa.conroy@easthaddam.org
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18+ Pick-up Basketball: Monday 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., February 5, 12, 26 (No Feb.19) and Thursday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. $32 for session or $5 drop-in. Municipal Gym.

35+ Pick-up Basketball:  Sunday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. February  4, 11, 18, 25. $16 for session or $5 drop-in. Municipal Gym.

Boot Camp: Ages 16+. 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.  February 13- April 4. 1x/week $64 or $10 drop-in. Classes will be held in the Old Town Hall on Town Street on Tuesday, 6:00 - 7:15 p.m. and in the Municipal Gym on Thursday, 5:45 - 7:00 p.m.

18+ Pickleball Sessions:  Beginner: (Must have participated in beginner clinic or have previous pickleball experience/knowledge of rules) Monday 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. February 5, 12, 26 (No February 19) Cost: $18. Wednesday 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.* February 7, 14, 21, 28 Cost: $24. Thursday 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Cost: $30. Sunday 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.* February 4, 18, 25 (No February 11). Cost: $18. Intermediate: Monday 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. February 5, 12, 26 (No February 19). Cost: $18. Wednesday 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.,6:30 - 8:30 p.m.* February 7, 14, 21, 28. Cost: $24. Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m. 2, 9, 16, 23 Cost: $24. Sunday 5:15 - 7:15 p.m.*. February 4, 18, 25 (No February 11). Cost: $18.  Advanced 3.5+: Thursday 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Cost: $30. Municipal Gym. *New for February- All participants MUST register online for Wednesday evening 4:30-6:30 & 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Sunday classes. No drop-ins allowed for these sessions. 

18+ Pickleball: Pickleball Small Group Lessons:  We are offering the programs below presented by a certified IPTPA pickleball instructor who is also a CT certified health, physical education, and science teacher who volunteers her time for our programs. You will need a minimum of 2 participants to sign up for any session. You will be given contact information for our instructor to arrange a date and time which works for your group. 1. Introduction to Pickleball (one hour session, 2-4 participants maximum- cost $20 for the group) 2. Improving Skills for Pickleball (one-hour sessions, 2-4 player maximum, $20 for the group, two-hour sessions $40 for the group). 3. Pickleball Drills for Skills (one-hour sessions, 2-4 player maximum, $20 for the group, two-hour sessions $40 per group). 4. Learn to Play Pickleball Safely (3-day clinic, 2-4 player maximum- cost $60 for the group, groups of 8 maximum are $120). 

18+ Pickleball Beginner Clinic: This clinic is for new players. Participants will engage in warm-up activities, learn proper footwork to maintain balance, positioning for shots and many other injury prevention tips in this clinic. The proper mechanics for all basic pickleball skills will be covered and game rules and strategies will be presented in a fun-filled, activity-based environment. Participants need proper footwear, comfy clothes, water bottles, and safety eyewear is recommended. Class taught by an IPTPA Certified Instructor. Wednesday, February 7, 14, 21, 28. 12:30-2:30 p.m. $40 for session. Municipal Gym.

18+ Open Gym Soccer: Monday 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. February 5, 12, 26 (No Feb. 19)  $12 session. $5 Drop-in. Municipal Gym.
Futsal: Ages 8-19 Tuesday & Friday January 16- March 26 (No Feb. 20) Ages 8-11: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Ages 12-19 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Please bring shin guards, futsal ball, and water bottle. East Haddam Elementary School Gym. Cost $65.

Indoor Youth Soccer Grades K-3: Youth soccer with CAS Coaches. Tuesdays, March 5 - April 2. Grades K-1: 3:15 - 4:15 p.m. Grades 2-3: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. East Haddam Elementary School Gym. Cost $60.

16+ Volleyball: Tuesday 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. February  6, 13, 20, 27. $16 for session or $5 drop-in. Municipal Gym.

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 in person class on Sundays and Wednesdays and a virtual option via Facebook on Wednesday. Sunday: January 14- February 18; 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Senior Center. Wednesday: February 21- March 27, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Municipal Building, Parks & Rec Activity Room. $60 for a 6 week session or $15 for a single class.

American Red Cross Babysitter Class:   Must be at least 11 years old to take the class. Participants will learn basic skills needed to be a safe babysitter. Attendee will receive a certificate if they complete the entire class and demonstrate skills to the instructor. February  5, 7, 12. 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Municipal Office Complex. $66 for the session.