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Employment opportunity!
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: November Dates: Mondays 6:30-8:30 p.m., November 13, 20, 27 (No Nov. 6) and Thursdays 7-9 p.m. November 2, 9, 16 (No Nov. 23 or 30). $22 for all 6 days or $5 drop-in. Municipal Gym.

18+ Pickleball: November Sessions: Mondays 9:30-11:30 a.m. November 6, 13, 27 (No Nov. 20) $12 session, 1:30-3:30 p.m. (Beginners). November 13, 27 (No Nov. 6, 20) $8 session. Wednesdays **NEW 9:30-11:30 a.m. November 1, 8, 15, 29 (No Nov. 22) $16 session, 5:00-6:30 p.m. (Beginners), and 6:30-8:30 p.m. November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. $20 session.  Fridays 9:30 -11:30 a.m. November 3, 17 ( No Nov. 10, 24). $8 session. Municipal Gym. 3 Purchasing options: Register for full session online, $5 drop-in, or purchase pickleball club card $40 for 10 days of play. 

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. Lessons will be held on our outdoor courts through the fall months- prepare accordingly. 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+ Open Gym Soccer: Mondays 5:30-6:30 p.m. November 13, 20, 27 (No Nov. 6). $10 for all 3 sessions or $5 Drop-in. Municipal Gym.

16+ Volleyball: November Session: Tuesdays 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. November 14, 21, 28 (No Nov. 7) $11 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.  October Sessions: October 3 - November 21. 1x/week $64 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, 5:45-7:00 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 in person class on Sundays. In-Person Sundays: November 12 - December 10; 6:30-7:30 p.m. $50 for a 5 week session or $15 for a single class. Senior Center. Hybrid Wednesdays: November 8 - December 13 (No Nov. 22); 6:30-7:30 p.m. If you would like to attend class in-person we will meet in the Municipal Building, 1 Plains Road, Moodus. If you would prefer, you may participate in class virtually on facebook live. $50 for a 5 week session or $15 for a single class.

Yoga Mind & Body: Join us for a mindful movement as we connect mind and body with flow and holds to strengthen and cultivate awareness. We will begin and end each class with guided meditation. Tuesdays: October 17- December 19 (No October 31 and November 7) 8:00- 9:00 a.m. Cost $120 for full session. $20 drop-in. Municipal Gym. All proceeds benefit Anam Cara Farm Sanctuary.
Fall Basketball Clinic Grades 4-8 : Basketball Fundamentals with Coach Lombardo. Clinic will focus on ball handling and shooting. Mondays, November 13, 20, 27 and Thursdays, November 2, 9, 16 3:30-5:00 p.m. Municipal Gym. Cost: $ 90 for all 6 days.

2023-2024 Youth Basketball Grades 1-8: Grades 1-2, Clinic format. Saturdays, January 6- February 10. 9:00-10:00 a.m. East Haddam Elementary School. Cost $85. Grades 3-8, 1-2 weekday practices beginning December 5. East Haddam Elementary School. Saturday games, January 6- March 2. Municipal gym. Cost $130. Registration deadline November 5.

Skyhawks Youth Basketball: Hoopster Tots: Age 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 is required for ages 2-3.5 years. Saturdays, January 6-February 10. 10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (max 10 players) East Haddam Elementary School Gym. Cost $110. Hot Shots: Pre K (Age 4)- K. 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. Saturdays, January 6-February 10, Pre-k Age 4: 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Kindergarten: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. East Haddam Elementary School Gym. Cost $110.

Skyhawks Super Tots Soccer: Ages 2-3. Learning soccer has never been more fun! Classes focus on dribbling, passing, shooting, and ball control. Parent participation is required. Tuesdays, November 14- December 19. 10:30-11:15 a.m.- Age 2. 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.- age 3.  Cost $89. Municipal Gym.

Youth Wrestling: Ages 5-18; all skill levels welcome.
Strike zone has been providing training for 21 years. We are a full combat sports training facility consisting of wrestling, boxing, mma, jiu-jitsu, and judo.

We offer beginner to advanced knowledge in each area. We focus on developing solid wrestling fundamentals while offering advanced techniques as athletes progress. We teach mental and physical preparation for combat sports. Wrestling season is 11/27/23- 3/30/24. Classes at Strike Zone, 111 Loomis Road, Colchester, CT: Mondays & Wednesdays 5:00-6:30 p.m. Open Mat Times for extra work or one on one instruction: Friday 6:00-9:00 p.m. & Saturday 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Cost per month $100.

Abrakadoodle: Grades 1-3: Thursdays, November 9- December 21 (No November 23); 3:15-4:15 p.m. World Monuments: Celebrate World Monuments that humans have built across the planet! Create amazing artwork inspired by The Great Wall of China, The Eiffel Tower, Moai statues on Easter Island, and more!  East Haddam Elementary School. Cost $86, Includes all supplies.

Legos: Grades 1-3: Wednesdays, November 15- December 20 (No November 22) 3:15- 4:15 p.m. Adventures in STEM with LEGO® Materials. Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts.Build engineer designed projects and use special pieces to create your own unique designs! East Haddam Elementary School. Cost $114.

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. November 6, 8, 13. 5:15-7:15 p.m. Municipal Office Complex. $65 for the session.18+ Pick-up Basketball: October Dates: Mondays 6:30-8:30 p.m.,October 2, 16, 23 (No October 9, 30) and Thursdays 7-9 p.m. October 5, 12, 19, 26. $25 for all 7 days or $5 drop-in. Municipal Gym.