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. Classes will be held at various locations in town including Old Town Hall on Town Street, the Senior Center and Municipal Office Complex/Gym. September 28-November 4 and November 16-December 23, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 p.m.-7:15 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 October 20-December 8. Please call the office (860) 873-5058 if you need financial assistance.
American Red Cross Babysitting Class: Participants will learn the basic skills needed to be a safe babysitter. Attendees will receive a certificate if they take the entire class and successfully demonstrate their skills to the American Red Cross instructor. Those who complete this class have the option of being included in our Recommended Babysitter List Flyer. It's a great way to connect with families with childcare needs. Must be at least 11 years old to take the class. October 18, 20, and 27, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m., $65.
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. November 22 & 23, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Ages 11-16, $72.
Pickleball: Ages 18+, Mondays, October 18 & 25 (No October 4 or 11), $8 for session. Wednesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., $16 for session. Fridays, October 1, 8, 15, 22 (9am-10:45am), 29, 9:30a.m.-11:30 a.m., $20 for session. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated.
18+ Pick-up Basketball: Mondays 6-8 p.m. and Thursdays 7-9 p.m. in Municipal Gym. October Session: October 7, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28, $20 for all 6 days. November Session: November 1, 4, 8, 15, 18, 22, 29, $23 for all 7 days.
Unified Family Kickball: All ages and skill levels welcome! Kick off fall with a fun day on the field! Promoting sportsmanship and encouraging all special needs families to join in the fun. Buddy system available. Sponsored by East Haddam Board of Education and Parks and Rec. Saturday, October 16 (Rain date October 17), 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Nathan Hale-Ray High School Softball Fields. This event is free and includes a free ice cream treat.
Frightfully Delightful Activity to Go Kit: Our Halloween-themed activity kit includes supplies, ingredients, and instructions for 2 craft projects (Paper Plate Black Cat and Ghost Windsock) and 2 treats (Oreo Monster Pops and Chocolate Covered Pretzel Pumpkins). It also includes Fall/Halloween-themed puzzles and coloring pages. Registration deadline is October 17, kit pick-up date is October 26 at Parks and Rec Activity Room, $12.
Play Well Adventures in Stem with Lego for Grades 1-3: Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as: Trains, Helicopters, and Treehouses. Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas. Thursdays, November 4-December 16 (No 11/11 and 11/25), 4:00-5:30 p.m., Parks and Rec Activity Room, $105.
Heartsaver CPR/AED & First Aid: The AHA's Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course trains participants to provide first aid, CPR, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner. Participants who successfully complete this course will receive an American Heart Association completion certificate valid for 2 years. This course completes the requirements for babysitting, childcare workers, athletic coaches and camp counselors. Wednesday, October 13, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Parks and Rec Activity Room, $84.
18+ Futsal: Sundays, NOVEMBER 7-JANUARY 30 (No December 26), 6-8 p.m. in Municipal Gym, $40 for entire session.