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EHPR Employment Opportunity For High School Students - Youth Basketball Referees, Scoreclock Operator, and Scorebook Keeper, Saturdays, January 8-March 5, 2022. Please contact Lisa Conroy at lisa.conroy@easthaddam.org if interested.

18+ Co-ed Volleyball: Tuesdays, January 18-February 22, 6:30-8:30pm, Municipal Gym, $25 for 6-week session. Masks required for all.

Boot Camp: Get back to basics with a fitness BOOT CAMP class! These sessions will focus on exercises and functional movements like push-ups, squats, and sit-ups. We provide a great 60-minute workout with a 15-minute stretch that will improve your core strength and balance. Participants have used our class for weight loss and general fitness.  New session begins January 4, Tuesday (Old Town Hall on Town Street) 6:00 p.m.-7:15 p.m. and Thursday (Municipal Gym) 5:45-7 p.m., 1x/week $47, 2x/week $71, or $10 drop-in. 

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! This class will be offered online via Facebook Live (may offer in person as well-tba shortly), Wednesdays 6:30 p.m., $80 (8 classes) or $12 for a single class. New session begins December 15, 2021 and runs through February 2, 2022. Please call the office (860) 873-5058 if you need financial assistance.

18+ Pick-up Basketball: Mondays 6-8 p.m. and Thursdays 7-9 p.m. in Municipal Gym. December 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, and 27 (No December 30), $25 for all 8 days. Masks required.

18+Pickleball: Mondays, 9:30-11:30pm, January 3, 10, 24, 31 (No January 17), $16 for session. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, January 5, 12, 19, 26, $16 for session. Fridays, 9:30-11:30am, January 7, 14, 21, 28, $16 for session. Sundays, 3-5pm, January 9, 16, 23, 30 $16 for session. Municipal Gym. 3 Purchasing options: Register for session online, $5 drop-in, or purchase pickleball club card $40 for 10 days of play. Masks required.

E-Games: East Haddam Parks and Recreation has partnered with GG Leagues to bring video game leagues to our community. Choose to play in Rocket League, Madden 21, Fortnite,
and Super Smash Bros (Nintendo Switch) leagues and compete with players from East Haddam, HK, Cromwell, Deep River, Rocky Hill, Canton, Cheshire and Wallingford. Each league will run for 6 weeks. Registration closes on January 17. Play begins week of January 24. 8 weeks of competition (6-week season, plus 1 playoff week and 1 championship week), $40/person. Divisions for Youth (Ages 8-12, 7-8 p.m.), Teen (Ages 13-17, 8-9 p.m.) and Adult (18+, 9-10 p.m.). Prizes for top team include in-game currency, and GG Leagues champion shirt & medal. To register please visit www.ggleagues.com.

American Red Cross Babysitting Class: Participants will learn the basic skills needed to be a safe babysitter. Attendee will receive a certificate if they take the entire class and successfully demonstrate their skills to the American Red Cross Instructor, Terri Benoit. Must be at least 11 years old to take the class. January 31, February 2, and February 23, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Parks and Rec Activity Room, $65. Masks required.

American Red Cross When I’m in Charge: Participants will learn the safe way to stay home alone. While parents should determine if their child is ready to stay home alone, this class can help students make safe decisions and begin to feel more comfortable with their skills and abilities. Topics include internet safety, sibling care, and basic emergency care. Class will be taught by our certified American Red Cross instructor, Terri Benoit. Participants must be at least 9 years old to take this class. Date: Wednesday, January 12, 5:30 – 7:00pm, Parks and Rec Activity Room, $30. Masks required.

Futsal For Ages 9-14: Tuesdays and Fridays, January 18-March 25. Tuesday Training Session
5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., Municipal Gym. Friday Match Play 5:00-9:00 p.m., Elementary School Gym.
Match structure: Teams are made up of (preferably) no more than 8 players on match day. Composition is 4 players + 1 goalkeeper and the others are substitutes. Matches run 2-20 min periods with a 3 min halftime. Coaches: Joey Plude and Zane Barber. Masks required for all. Please bring your own futsal ball (Size 3 for ages 9-12 and Size 4 for ages 13+), shin guards, and water bottle labeled with your child's name. $40 for entire session. Masks required.

Skyhawks Multi-sport Tots (Baseball, Basketball, & Soccer) for Ages 3-4: Introduce your little superstar to sports in our most popular program! This soccer, baseball and basketball class uses age-appropriate games and activities to explore balance, hand/eye coordination, fitness, sport skills and child development. Parent participation required for ages 3-3.5 years. Tuesdays, March 15-April 5, 3:30 p.m.-4:15 p.m., Municipal Gym, $79.

Skyhawks Mini-Hawk (Baseball, Basektball, & Soccer): This multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. Sports are taught in a safe, structured environment filled with encouragement and fun. Through exciting games and activities, children explore balance, hand/eye coordination and skill development at their own pace. Tuesdays, March 15-April 5 , Ages 4-5, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Ages 6-7, 5:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m., Municipal Gym, $85.

How Sweet It Is Activity to Go Kit: Hours of fun at your fingertips to celebrate Valentine’s Day and February break! Each activity kit includes supplies for the following crafts and treats: Valentine’s Gnome, Valentine’s Wafer Cookies, Bee Mine Valentine’s Paper Plate Craft, Strawberry Yogurt Pops, Conversation Heart Chocolate Pretzels, Coloring Sheets, Word Puzzles/Searches, $15 per kit. Order deadline is February 3. Pick up date is February 10.