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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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We are so excited to announce the following programs and activities. We hope you enjoy them. Please register on line.

18+ Pick-up Basketball: February Dates: Mondays 6:0-8:30 p.m., February 6, 13, 27 (No February 20) and Thursdays 7-9 p.m. February 2, 9, 16, 23.  $23 for all 7 days or $5 drop-in. Municipal Gym.

18+ Pickleball:
February Sessions: Mondays 9:30-11:30 a.m. February 6, 13, 27 (No February 20) $12 for session. Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 a.m. February 7, 14, 21, 28. $16 for session. Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 a.m. (Beginners) 1:30-3:30 p.m. (Intermediate) and 6:30-8:30 p.m. February 1, 8, 15, 22. $16 for either session.  Fridays 9:30 -11:30 a.m. February 3, 10, 17, 24. $16 for session. Sundays 10 a.m. -12 p.m. February 5, 12, 19, 26. $16 for 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. 
16+ Volleyball:
February Dates: 7, 14, 21, 28. Tuesday 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Municipal Gym, $14 for 4-week session, $5 drop-in.

Boot Camp: 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: January 24- March 16 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, 5:45-7:00 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: February 12, 26, (no February 19) March 5, 12 (4 classes) $40 or $15 for a single class.
Virtual Wednesdays: 6:30-7:30 p.m. February Dates:  1, 8, 15, 22 $40 (4 classes) or $15 for a single class.
American Red Cross When I’m in Charge Class:  
Ages 9-12. Participants will learn the safe way to stay home alone. This class can help students make safe decisions and begin to fell more comfortable with their skills and abilities. Topics include internet safety, sibling care, and basic emergency care. Classes will taught by a certified American Red Cross instructor. Participants must be at least 9 years old to take this class. Wednesday March 22, 5:30-7:00 p.m.  Parks and Rec Activity room, Municipal Office Complex. Cost $32.
American Red Cross CPR for Babysitter Class:
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. Must have taken ARC Babysitting Course. Wednesdays- February 22 and March 1, 2023. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Municipal Office-Parks & Rec Activity Room. $73

Abrakadoodle Art Class Grades 1-3:
WOW Effects. These lessons have WOW effects! From jumping lines and colorful geometrics to roads sending us off into the horizon. Learn about Roy Lichtenstein, Diego Rivera, Carlo Marini and more. Mondays March 13- April 24 (No April 10).  3:15-4:15 East Haddam Elementary School. $85 for session. All supplies included.

March Madness Basketball Clinics:
 Grades 4&5, 6-8: Coach Sarah Anderson. Mondays- March 6,13,20,27. Wednesdays- March 8,15,22,29. Grades 6-8 2:30-3:30p.m. Grades 4 &5 3:30-4:30p.m. March 15- Grades 6-8 12:30-1:30. Grades 4&5 1:30-2:30 p.m. Nathan Hale-Ray Middle School. $80 for 4-week session.

Spring Soccer Pre-K (age 4)-K & Grades 1- 4:
Each player will receive a team uniform top. Players provide shorts, socks, and soccer shoes. Shin guards are mandatory. Each child should bring their own soccer ball and water bottle. Saturday Clinics. April 22-June 3. (No May 27). Pre-K-K: 2:00-2:50p.m.- Cost $60. Grades 1&2: 3:00-3:50p.m. Grades 3&4: 4:00-4:50p.m. Grades 1-4 includes Tuesday games: April 25-May 30, 5:30-6:30p.m.- Cost $80. Nichols Field. Registration Deadline: March 25. Late fee of $20 after deadline.