Understanding Bullying Within the Camp Setting

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Understanding Bullying Within the Camp Setting
B
etter
manchester
Understanding
Bullying
Within the Camp
Setting
summer tips
for parents
ECHN’s Family Development Center
A long history of helping families thrive
A Bright Summer for Youth Development
Shining light on summer programs for youth
Summer Food Service Program is “Good Eats”
Program keeps kids healthy and engaged
while helping families stretch their food budget
Growing a Financial Foundation
Individual Development Accounts empower residents
to reinvest in their lives and neighborhoods
Pride in Manchester Week
Activities scheduled to celebrate the 20th
anniversary of Pride in Manchester week
Our Roots Run Deep
Forty years of supporting and strengthening
human services for Manchester’s citizens
Inside Section
Parks and Recreation
Summer Brochure
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editor’s message
Bucket Filler or Bucket Dipper ?
Volume 1 Edition 2 Summer 2011
Better Manchester Magazine
is an official publication of the
Town of Manchester and is
published three times per year
(Winter/Spring Edition-January, Summer Edition-June,
Fall Edition-September).
Subscription
Mailed to all Town of Manchester
Residents and available
on-line at townofmanchester.org
Produced By
Town of Manchester Office of
Neighborhoods and Families
and Manchester Parks and
Recreation Department, 41
Center St., P.O. Box 191,
Manchester, CT 06045-0191
Editors
Christopher Silver
Robert Topliff, Jr.
A friend of mine brought to my attention a book she
uses by Carol McCloud, Have You Filled a Bucket
Today?, to teach her young students the benefits of
being kind. This metaphoric tale tells us that everyone
carries around an invisible bucket and it’s sole purpose
is to hold your good thoughts and feelings about yourself. When the bucket is full, you feel good and happy,
and when the bucket is empty, you feel lonely and sad.
You fill someones bucket when you show acts of kindness towards a person and because of that you too also
feel good, which also helps to fill your own bucket. The
story also warns us about becoming a “bucket dipper”.
A bucket dipper dips into other’s buckets when they
make fun of someone, when they say mean things, or
even when they ignore someone. A bully is a bucket
dipper. Bullies assume that by dipping into other people’s buckets that they will fill their own. But that never
works. The message, although developed for children,
applies to all of us young and old. It is a message to
remind us to be good to ourselves and others and to
stick up for ourselves and others. Truth be told, all of us
can probably recount some time in our past or even
recent future of dipping into someone else’s bucket.
Let’s try to set a good example for others and be bucket
fillers. I’m hoping that soon, mine will be too heavy to
carry.
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Photo by Kelly Richardson
CONTENTS
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3-4
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EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
Eastern CT Health Network’s Family
Development Center
a long history of helping families thrive
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Bright Summer for Youth Development
Youth Service Bureau
offers great ways for youth to get involved
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6
summer tips for parents
FAMILY ECONOMIC SUCCESS
Summer Food Service Program
is Good Eats
individual development accounts empower
residents to reinvest in their lives and
neighborhoods
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shining light on summer programs for youth
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Understanding Bullying Within
the Camp Setting
FAMILY ECONOMIC SUCCESS
Growing a Financial Foundation
NEIGHBORHOODS & EVENTS
Pride in Manchester Week
activities scheduled to celebrate the 20th
anniversary of pride in manchester week
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10-21
program keeps kids healthy and engaged
while helping families stretch their food budget
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Our Roots Run Deep
forty years of strengthening human services
for manchester’s citizens
PARKS, RECREATION &
SENIOR CENTER
A Listing of Manchester’s Parks,
Recreation and Senior Center Programs
and Services
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ECHN’s Family Development Center a long history of helping families thrive
by Ardith Crampton
S
ince 1995, ECHN’s Family Development Center
(FDC) has offered parenting education, child development information and life skills support to
families in its service area. Today, supported by a variety of federal, state and private funding sources and a
staff of 26, the FDC’s programs reach hundreds of
families yearly.
Family Development Center’s Offerings:
Early Head Start
(860) 872-0501, Ext. 5779
Designed for income-eligible families beginning prenatally, and continuing until the child reaches age 3.
Provides educational home visits, social activities,
FDC programs are based on the knowledge
that a child’s development begins before birth,
that a child’s brain develops rapidly in the very
early years, and that all families can gain confidence and benefit from parenting education,
as their children grow. The FDC‘s services extend from prenatal parents to those with children up to 18 years of age. Parenting
education and support occur in many ways:
home visits, parenting classes, one-on-one
coaching, and parent/child “play and learn”
groups. The staff also conducts child developmental screenings, referring at-risk children for
interventions such as Birth-to-Three.
The FDC collaborates with families, schools,
medical and healthcare professionals, and
community agencies to build on the family’s
strengths by offering a wide variety of prevention-based education and support services.
FDC staff members are carefully selected for
their education and experience. Their backgrounds include early childhood education, social
work, counseling, public health, child development,
and human services. The staff stays up-to-date via
many opportunities for professional development. All
home visitors are certified in the Parents as Teachers
program, and all staff members complete the Family
Development Credential. Curriculum materials are researched and evidence-based.
Family Resource Centers
(860) 647-3330 (Manchester)
(860) 875-5771 (Vernon)
Located at Washington Media Arts Magnet School in
Manchester and Maple Street School in Vernon. Provide parent education workshops, educational playgroups, positive youth development, home visits,
child developmental assessments, family literacy,
support to child care providers, and links to preschool education, school-age child care, adult education, and community resources.
Nurturing Families Network
(860) 646-1222, Ext. 2451
Provides educational home visits to first-time parents, prenatally and until their child reaches age
five. Offers child development, health and parenting information, community resources, and social
activities.
Nurturing Connections (860) 646-1222,
Ext. 2457 (Manchester) Ext. 2458 (Vernon)
Provides weekly phone support to first-time parents, via trained volunteers. Offers child development and parenting information, resources,
mailings, and social activities.
Nurturing Group (860) 646-1222, Ext. 2447
child development, health, dental, nutritional, and
mental health services, as well as links to community
resources.
Family Enrichment Services
(860) 646-1222, Ext. 2442
Ten-week sessions are especially geared for expectant families, new families, young parents, and dads.
Classes include information on prenatal wellness, nutrition, infant and child development, and parenting
skills.
Provides home visits focused on parenting skills, child
development information, and resources to families
with children aged Birth – 17. Families must be referred by the Department of Children and Families to
enroll.
Your Community Connection
Manchester Public Library
Chestnut Hill Preschool
Manchester School Readiness Council
Phone: (860) 643-2471 (Mary Cheney Library)
Phone: (860) 643-6892 (Whiton Library)
Web: library.townofmanchester.org
Email: [email protected]
Get Busy with Books/Children’s Summer Reading
Nine-weeks of activities to promote reading for children birth through grade five. Call for details.
Phone: (860) 649-8383
Contact: Linda Wiley, Director
Quality half-day programming for 3-5 year olds. Serving the greater Manchester community for 36 years.
Phone: (860) 647-5269
Web: humanservices.townofmanchester.org/schoolreadiness
Email:[email protected]
Parents of Preschoolers Workshops
Workshops for parents with children ages 3-4. Topics
include: discipline, nutrition, art and music.
Call for details.
Parks and Recreation Department
See Parks and Recreation Section (page 10) for early
childhood summer programs.
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Better Manchester/Early Childhood
Nike Tykes Preschool
Phone: (860) 647-3168
Email: [email protected]
Preschool Program
Half-day programming for children ages 3-4 years old.
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A Bright Summer for Youth Development
shining light on summer programs for youth By Christin Fowler
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s the warmer weather arrives, many students
begin to anxiously anticipate the summer
break. For middle and high-school aged youth
in Manchester, the vacation period between June
and August offers opportunities not only for rest and
relaxation, but also for engagement in unique, lifechanging experiences. Three town-operated summer
programs, including the
Center for Service
Learning Summer Camp,
Recreation in Leadership
Training, and Summer
Youth Employment programs, aim to make positive and lasting impacts
in the lives of area youth.
For students between
the ages of 11-13, the
Center for Service
Learning (CSL) summer
program offers powerful
service learning opportunities within an eventful
camp setting. Throughout the summer months,
CSL participants learn to plan, organize and implement successful community service projects, while
simultaneously enjoying fun-filled activities such as
crafts, games, swimming and exciting field trips. The
program seeks to not only promote the betterment of
the community, but also to encourage personal growth, leadership development,
and a commitment to civic responsibility
among its members. While the CSL program is offered during the school year to
Bennet Academy students, the summer
camp division is open to all interested middle-school aged children. Ben McEvoy, a
current Center for Service Learning participant, recommends the summer camp to
all of his peers. "The program has taught
me the importance of caring for others. It's
really fun to be involved in it, and it feels
good to give back to the community. I tell
everyone about CSL, and my parents are
always happy to hear about the projects
we're doing", he states. Molly Atzbach, a
sixth-grade student and fellow CSL participant, agrees. "This program is a lot of fun,
and the facilitators are really great. I have
learned so much about the community and what the
community needs", she explained.
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Better Manchester/Youth Development
For Manchester students in their early teens, a second, and equally opportune program is also available
this summer through the town's Recreation Department. The six-week long “Recreation
Leader in Training” (RLT) summer program,
available to 14 and 15 year olds, is designed to
encourage leadership skills and provide solid
preparation for
possible future
employment
within the department's Summer Aquatic or
Summer Camp
program. The
RLT program will
be held from
July 5th through
August 12th,
from 9 a.m to 3
p.m on weekdays. Programming activities will
include workshop sessions focused on
human diversity, emergency procedures, leadership, and job interview
skills. All participants will, in addition, select between
two course track offerings, which includes either the
Rope Course Training or the American Red Cross
Lifeguard Training program. Certification courses in
CPR, as well
as hands-on
experience
at the
Aquatic or
Youth Camp
sites, will
also take
place during
the last
three weeks
of the program.
Finally, for
area youth
between the
ages of 15
and 18, advantageous
summer job placement opportunities are available
through the Manchester Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program. The federally-subsidized program, run by Capital Workforce and Capital
Region Education Council (CREC), will enroll 50
qualifying youth based on family income eligibility.
The summer
session lasts
for eight
weeks.
Throughout
the first
week, the
young participants receive
instruction in
employability skills
such as resume writing, time
management, and
effective
communication and teamwork skills. Subsequently, during the
remainder of the program, the youth will spend approximately twenty to twenty-five hours per week
working in paid internship positions. Available employment opportunities span across a number of
fields of interest, such as child care, healthcare, and
adult and family services. Participating host agencies
have included ECHN Healthcare, Manchester Preschool Center, Manchester Community College,
Dawn Enterprises, LLC, and the YWCA. "This is a really awesome opportunity for our youth”, said Jennifer Jackson-Wilder, who oversees the program
through the Manchester Youth Service Bureau.
“We've had students who were hired afterwards for
permanent positions. When our participants do well,
there are possibilities for long-term employment".
Learn More About These Programs
Parents and students seeking additional information
regarding the Center for Service Learning and Recreation Leader in Training programs should contact
Robert Topliff of the Manchester Recreation Department at (860) 647-3079 as soon as possible, as
spacing for both programs is limited. Applications,
are available at recreation facilities throughout the
town. Those interested in the Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program should contact the Manchester Youth Service Bureau at (860) 647-5213 as
soon as possible for further information and a program application.
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Youth Service Bureau
Offers Great Ways
for Youth to Get Involved
Manchester Youth Service Bureau
Address: 63 Linden Street
Phone: (860) 647-5213
Boys to Men: A site based enrichment program designed to provide support to young
men between the ages of 14 and 18 who can
benefit from the guidance, friendship, and life
experiences of adult male mentors in a group
setting.
Council: A ‘rite of passage’ program for boys
ranging in ages 9-18 (separated into age specific groups). It provides a place where boys
can come together and engage in “guy talk”.
Community Service Program: The purpose
of the community service program is to provide youth with opportunities to be exposed to
an environment in which they can contribute
positively.
Girls Circle: A program for girls ages 9-18
separated into age specific groups. It is an
opportunity to explore what it means to be a
girl, to exchange ideas, and explore your future by doing creative, fun and interactive activities.
JOBS (Work Readiness) Program: A support program designed to prepare youth for
the world of work.
Journey: The Journey program provides
pathways to leadership. It is a service learning program with an emphasis on environmental education, leadership and facilitator
training.
LINCS Program: Designed to provide youth
with education assistance in a supportive environment.
Mother-Daughter Circle: A structured support group to promote a healthy and sustaining bond between mothers and daughters
during the transitional years from girlhood to
young womanhood.
Peer Advocate Team: Peer Advocates are
informed support people for their friends,
peers and the community.
Teen Center: The teen center is open to any
youth between the ages of 12 and 18 who resides in or attends school in Manchester. This
teen safe-haven is a great place to play
games, be engaged in discussion groups,
participate in various programs, and socialize
with friends. Teen Center Hours: 2:30-6:30
p.m. M-F
Manchester Youth Commission: A diverse
group of youth collaborating with local government, in an effort to create open communication in the decision making process,
making it possible to strengthen the community through the voice of youth.
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Achievementfs
Better Manchester/Youth Development
b ri e
C.O.R.E. Enrichment Students Participate in
Future Problem Solving Conference
On March 25 and 26, 2011, forty of Manchester Public Schools brightest young fifth and sixth grade students travelled to E.O. Smith High
School in Storrs-Mansfield, CT for two days of high level team competition with students from all over the state. The young Future Problem
Solvers earned the invitation to attend the 28th Annual Future Problem
Solving Conference through the development of their teamwork skills
in the areas of critical and creative thinking, real-life problem solving,
research techniques, written and oral communication, and interest in
complex societal issues.
Samantha Gates Receives
“Power of Youth Voice Award”
At the Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards in January, Sarah Cinquemani,
Manchester Youth Commissioner, presented Samantha Gates the
"Power of Youth Voice Award". Samantha was presented this award
for her valiant effort in tackling the midterm examination schedule
issue. After learning that the typical midterm schedule would be extended to cover two weeks instead of one, Samantha petitioned students to advocate that the midterm schedule be restored to one week.
Her efforts along with other students encouraged the Board of Education to maintain the traditional one week exam schedule.
MHS Students to Compete at
2nd Annual CT Hover Rally
Manchester High School’s Technology Education Department's Principles of Technology class has begun construction on this year's hovercraft. This is the third craft built by students and all three crafts will be
participating in a rally against several other high school teams. This
year’s hovercraft race will take place on the Connecticut River June
11th at Riverside Park in Hartford. High school teams from Connecticut will be competing against each other at the 2nd Annual Connecticut Hover Rally with full-sized hovercrafts built at their schools. There
will be heat racing from noon until 1:30, followed by a 20 lap Endurance race. Come see these machines flying over land and water on
a cushion of air!
Financial Literacy Students Receive
Savings Accounts from Rockville Bank
John T. Lund of Rockville Bank, pictured left, presented twenty-five
dollar start up savings accounts to eighteen financial literacy students
enrolled in the Manchester Neighborhood Academys’ Youth Financial
Literacy 101 course. Students receive savings accounts for achieving
perfect attendance during the eight week course. The course uses the
FDIC’s Money Smart curriculum.
How Can I Help My Child Deal with
Bullying?
Understanding
Before Camp Begins:
Bullying
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Within tips for parents
The Camp Setting
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Discuss bullying with your child—what it is,
why it is unacceptable, what your child’s
response to bullying should be.
Tell your child that you expect them to help
a child who is being bullied or excluded.
Encourage your child to talk to camp
staff-children need support from responsible adults to address bullying.
Establish clear expectations about respect
ing others and gaining respect.
Follow-through with a consistent set of rules
and consequences.
Spend time with children in enjoyable activities.
Once Camp Begins:
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What is Bullying?
Bullying in the Camp Setting
Bullying is aggressive behavior by a child or a group of
children who take advantage of the power they have to
hurt or intimidate others. Bullying can take many forms:
Camp is similar to school and other settings in that bullying does occur. Children engaging in new activities,
meeting new friends, establishing varying social
groups at camp, and sharing living quarters with other
campers present challenges to even the most well-adjusted child. The good news is that camps are well
equipped to address bullying and help the bully deal
with counterproductive behavior, too. Proven supervisory practices, activities geared to the developmental
level of individual children, and the promotion of a spirit
of inclusivity and caring help children to exert higher
degrees of cooperation and self-control.
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Verbal abuse including taunting, gossiping,
mocking, name calling, dirty looks
Physical abuse including hitting, pushing,
shoving, kicking
Organized social rejection including exclusion from activities or groups
Public humiliation
Threatening racist, religious, or sexist
remarks
Frightening acts
Listen and communicate regularly once your
child is at camp.
Reinforce positive behavior with specific
praise such as “Your counselor told me you
controlled your temper when another child
pushed you. That really helped the other
campers not to get in a fight.”
What Can I Do if My Child is Bullied?
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Support your child—bullying is not the fault of
the child being bullied.
Gather information about the incident—who,
what, when, where, how?
Praise your child for the attempts they have
likely made for resolving the situation.
Talk with the camp director about consequences for the child being bullied and help
for your child with increased support from
other campers and staff.
Help your child understand that real friends
are not mean to each other.
How Can Parents Find Out about Camp
Policies on Bullying?
What If My Child Bullies?
Bullying is not a normal part of growing up. Simply put,
bullying hurts and children can experience both short
and long-term emotional consequences when they are
victims of bullying. Camp staff are trained to recognize
both the overt and subtle signs that a child may have
experienced bullying. Parents may also be the first to
notice these shifts in behavior. Warning signs may include:
Informed parents are best prepared to select a camp
that meets their standards for staff, programs, and
safety. Ask challenging questions of the camp director:
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What are the Harmful Effects of Bullying?
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Feelings of unhappiness, loneliness, anxiety, and fear
Sense of insecurity, both physical and psychological
Withdrawal from friends and caring adults
Reluctance to join in activities and fun
Physical complaints including stomach
aches, nightmares, loss of appetite
Better Manchester/Health and Safety
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What is his or her understanding of bullying?
What procedures are in place to address
bullying situations?
Will parents be informed if a bullying incident occurs?
How are staff members trained to recognize and intervene in bullying situations?
How are campers instructed to recognize
and deal with bullying?
How are campers supervised between activities?
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Try to get a full understanding of what happened.
Ask yourself if there have been any recent
changes or negative events in your child’s life.
Discuss consequences of bullying with the
camp director regarding specific episodes and
the response from camp staff.
Reinforce your rule that bullying must stop.
Help your child understand how bullying affects others.
Cooperate with the camp director and staff to
reinforce positive behaviors in your child.
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summer food service
program is
or many low-income children, the
end of the school year means the
end of nutritious school breakfasts,
lunches and afterschool snacks they receive while in school.
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good
eats
According to the Food Research and
Action Center, only one in six of the
nation’s children who receive free or
reduced price meals during the school
year continue to have access to those
meals when school is out. Children who go hungry
during the summer may be more likely to have health
problems or experience “summer learning loss” — a
setback in skills and knowledge gained during the previous academic year. Municipal leaders can play a
role in ensuring that youth ages 18 and under continue to have access to nutritious food year-round by
sponsoring city summer food sites through the Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program
(SFSP). Because the program is an uncapped federal
entitlement — meaning that there is no limit to the
number of children who can be served — the SFSP is
a particularly useful way for local governments to keep
low-income children healthy and engaged over the
summer and help their families stretch their food
budget in tough economic times. Many cities begin
formulating their SFSP plans now to take full advantage of the program by the time summer arrives.
Sponsoring Summer Food Sites
The SFSP reimburses local government agencies, as
well as schools and nonprofit organizations, for sponsoring summer food sites. In many cities, parks departments, community centers, health departments
and neighborhood services agencies participate in the
SFSP by providing healthy meals and snacks to lowincome children.
In order for a site to qualify, it must be located in an
area where 50 percent or more of the children who
live in that area are eligible for free or reduced price
school meals, or at least half of the children enrolled
in the program must be eligible. Once the site is eligible, all of the children at the site can participate.
A number of cities are finding ways to draw upon the
program’s resources. For instance, St. Louis’ Department of Human Services sponsors a “School’s
Out” Café that serves breakfasts and lunches to children at 80 sites throughout the city. In Baltimore, city
agencies, day camps, community groups and other
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sites can apply to
participate in the
program through
the Baltimore Housing
Office of Community
Services.The Office of
Health and Wellness
Promotion oversees the
provision of summer meals
in Detroit.
In 2007, Congress made it easier to take
advantage of the SFSP by extending the
Simplified Summer Food Program to include all
states. This change eliminates complex accounting
requirements, reduces paper work and ensures all
sponsors receive the maximum federal reimbursement.
Promoting Academic Enrichment
Although summer food sites are not required to
provide educational activities, most sites use summer
meals as a way to attract children to programs that include learning and enrichment opportunities to help
prepare them for success during the next school year.
For example, the City of Hillsboro, Ore., couples free,
nutritious meals with arts, sports, reading, science and
other educational activities through its Outpost program. Sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department and recognized by the League of Oregon
Cities with an Excellence Award in 2009, the eightweek Outpost program takes place in a local park and
is one of the largest summer food sites in the state.
With support from a range of public and private partners, Outpost has grown from serving 60 youth per
day to serving more than 300 per day in just four
years.
Better Manchester/Family Economic Success
Manchester’s Summer
Food Service Program
Nick Aldi, the Manchester Public School Food
Services Director, hopes that more struggling
families in the area will take advantage of the
Manchester Summer Food Service Program.“During the summer, we want the local
youth to have access to meals that mirror
what they're used to receiving during the
school year”, he explains. The summer program also falls during the height of the growing season, which ensures that the children
will have greater access to fresh fruits and
vegetables at the sponsoring sites. The service will be available to all youth ages 18 and
under on weekdays between July 5th and August 5th, 2011. Breakfast will be offered from
7:45 to 8:45 am, while lunch will be available
from 11:45 to 12:30 pm. Local participating
sites include the Washington, Nathan Hale,
Robertson, Verplank, Waddell, and Martin elementary schools.
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Growing a Financial Foundation
Individual Development Accounts empower residents to reinvest in their lives and neighborhoods
urchasing a home is a
major investment and it
requires a lot more
than money. The future homeowner
needs to have a down payment, of
course, and a way to pay the monthly
mortgage.
But buying a
home also
requires
good credit,
knowledge about real estate, and an
understanding of the responsibilities
that come with home ownership.
signed to provide both funding and
knowledge to help people buy homes.
In addition, participants come to
monthly Savings Clubs to work on
credit repair, develop household budgets and understand the roles of the
Community Renewal Team (CRT) has
a program that takes future homeowners all the way through that process,
from saving money for the down payment to keeping the oil tank filled and
the snow shoveled off the sidewalks.
It’s called the Individual Development
Account, or IDA for short, and it’s de-
Who is eligible for this program?
Connecticut residents who live in a
household that makes 80% of the
Area Median Income are qualified. In
Manchester, that means $47,656 for a
single person; $54,464 for a household of two; $61,272 for a household
of three; and $68,080 for a household
P
of four. The cap rises with
additional household members.
Two years ago, Veronica
Arroyo (pictured here) bought a
two family home in Manchester
on Center Street
and started a business, thanks to the
Common Cents
team at CRT. They
helped her retire old
student loans; repair her credit;
open an IDA matched savings
account; and locate other programs for which she was qualified. She now lives in one half of
the building, rents out the other
half, and applies that rental
income into her business.
Qualified participants receive $2 in matching funds
for every $1 they save, until the total reaches $4,500.
realtor, mortgage broker, building engineer and other professionals who are
part of the home-purchase process.
Learn More
INFORMAT
ION SESSI
ON
First-Time H
omebuyers
Wednesday
, June
22nd 6:30 p.m
Spruce Stre
et Firehouse
East Side P
ublic
(Parking av
aila
Safety Youth
Center
e Str
153 Spruc
ble across
the street at
e et
Nathan Hal
CRT Comm
e School)
on Cents Te
am will prov
information
ide an
session to e
x
savings acc
ount and oth plain the matched
er programs
homebuyers
for first-time
. Light refres
hments will
be served.
For more in
formation ple
ase call 860
-560-5689.
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Better Manchester/Family Economic Success
Veronica Arroyo,
Manchester resident
For information about CRT’s IDA and other
Common Cents programs, please call
860-560-5149 or email: [email protected]
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ribbon cutting ceremony and art exhibit celebration
people and places
in your neighborhood
East Side Public Safety Youth Center
Join us on Thursday, June 9th, 5:30-8 p.m. to celebrate the phase one renovations to the East
Side Public Safety Youth Center (Spruce St. Firehouse). The evening will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, the People and Places in Your Neighborhood Art Exhibit by Nathan Hale School
Students, along with the opportunity for all those that attend to design their own tile to be included as part of a community mural for the center. Light refreshments, live music and ice
cream will be provided. (Some art pieces will be auctioned off to benefit a local charity.)
20th Anniversary Pride in Manchester Week June 4-11
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of
Pride in Manchester Week. There
will be Pride Committee and independent sponsored events and activities for all ages. For additional events and details visit their website at:
townofmanchester.org/prideandheritage or the
Town of Manchester’s meeting and events
calendar at: calendar.townofmanchester.org
Senior Dance, June 7, 6-9 p.m.
Concert in the Park, June 4, 5:30 p.m.
Free concert with live music.
Location: Center Memorial Park, Downtown Manchester
(Rain location: Cheney Hall, 177 Hartford Road.)
Sponsor: Pride Committee
A ribbon cutting ceremony and student art exhibit celebration for the East Side Public Safety Youth Center
Location: East Side Public Safety Youth Center,
153 Spruce Street. (Park at Nathan Hale School)
Sponsor: Office of Neighborhoods and Families
History Center Tag Sale, June 4-12, 9-4 p.m.
Strollin' on Main Street, June 9, 6-8 p.m.
Tag Sale to benefit the Historical Society
Location: History Center, 175 Pine Street
Sponsor: Historical Society
One-mile Family Hike, June 4, 1 p.m.
A free CT Trails Day event. No dogs, please. Explore this
historic 55-acre urban park.
Location: Meet at 39 Lodge Drive (Rain or Shine)
Sponsor: Manchester Historical Society
Annual Art Show, June 5, 10-4 p.m.
Manchester Art Association's 37th Annual Art Show in the
Park. Original artwork, jewelry & crafts for sale.
Location: Center Memorial Park, Main Street.
Sponsor: Manchester Art Association
Cemetery History Walk, June 6, 5:30 p.m.
A one hour free walk at the East Cemetery.
Location: Meet at Cemetery Office on corner
of Harrison and Pearl Streets (Rain or Shine).
Sponsor: Manchester Historical Society
Memorial Day Parade
Memorial Day, May 30th
Main Street, 9:30 a.m.
Dance to the music of a live band and socialize with friends
old and new. The dance is free, but tickets are required;
they are available at the Senior Center and the Customer
Service area at Town Hall, 41 Center St.
Location: Senior Center, 549 East Middle Turnpike
Sponsor: Pride Committee
People and Places in your Neighborhood,
June 9, 5:30-8 p.m.
Travel along Main Street aboard a free horse-drawn wagonette; enjoy live music by area musicians and sidewalk
displays by local non-profit organizations. Stop for a bite at
our wonderful downtown restaurants.
Location: Downtown Manchester, Main Street
Sponsor: Pride Committee
Manchester Heritage Day, June 11, 10-3 p.m.
Free activities for young and old, celebrating the history of
Manchester.
Location: Cheney Hall, 177 Hartford Road
Sponsor: Pride Committee
SHARE the history, SHARE the art, SHARE
the Fun! 11-4 p.m.
Enjoy the following S.H.A.R.E. Events. Free old-fashioned
trolley shuttle between S.H.A.R.E. sites. Begins at Cheney
Hall with stops at all S.H.A.R.E. locations from11-3 p.m.
Sponsor: S.H.A.R.E. Committee
Mary Cheney Library Events, 586 Main St.
Time and Activities to be determined
James Dutch Fogarty Independence Day
Celebration and Fireworks
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July 2nd (Rain Date, July 3rd)
Manchester Community College, 4 p.m.
Fire Museum Open House
10:30-3 p.m., 230 Pine Street
Tours and Historic Interpreters
11-4 p.m., Cheney Homestead, 106 Hartford Road
Tours of the Loom Exhibit
11-1:15 p.m., Manchester History Center, 175 Pine St.
Exhibit Tours
10-4 p.m., Old Manchester Museum, 126 Cedar St.
Art & Antiques - Plein Air Painting
12-2 p.m., Downtown Antique Shops
Lutz Children's Museum
12-3 p.m., 247 South Main St.
37th Anniversary New England
Fiddle Contest, June 11, 10-6 p.m.
Watch and listen to New England's best
fiddlers, ages 5 to 85, compete for cash prizes
and trophies. Enjoy traditional toe-tapping fiddle musicand
jam sessions throughout the day.
Location: Center Memorial Park, Main St.
(Rain date, June 12)
Sponsor: Peace Train Foundation, Inc.
Pet Day, June 11, 12-4 p.m.
"Luv My Pet" Vet Services provides its annual low-cost ($8
per pet) rabies clinic at the Firehouse at 75 Center Street;
all dogs must be on a leash, all cats in carriers. Other routine shots will be available. Dog licensing at the Town Hall,
$8 for altered dogs, $19 for unaltered dogs. Contact Elease
McConnell at 860-645-5516.
Location: Town Hall/Center Firehouse,
41 Center St.
Sponsor: Town of Manchester
Cruisin’ On Main Street
August 7th
Main Street, 11 a.m.-4 p.m..
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Forty
years of
strengthening
human
services for
Manchester’s
Citizens
Our
Roots
Run
Deep
by Phil Susag
F
orty years ago a
small group of Manchester citizens came
together to discuss the state of
social issues in the community.
The group consisted of professionals in the social services field and some ordinary citizens who were also
concerned. The group realized that one of the stumbling blocks was the lack of communication, particularly between social services agencies. As the
discussion proceeded, it quickly became obvious that
some kind of formal setting could be formed to solve
this problem. The group concluded that an informal
association focused on understanding the nature
of all aspects of community life was needed. It
was also necessary to have an advocacy role for
the community organization to support Manchester’s human service needs. And so began the life
of what is now the Manchester Community Services
Council.
Late in 1972, after a considerable amount of study, the
group developed a proposal to be presented to the
Town Board of Directors calling for the creation of a
Human Services Department, and on May 7, 1973,
during the development of the Town budget, the Board
of Directors passed a resolution creating the Manchester Human Services Department.
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Course Schedule Available
for 2011/2012 Program Year
The Manchester Neighborhood Academy
is a community partnership to connect
local youth and adults to free educational
opportunities in early childhood development, heath and safety, community
engagement, youth development and
family economic success. Program
schedules are available online at
naf.townofmanchester.org and also at the
Manchester Town Hall Customer Service
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Following this success, the study group implemented a
formal process for establishing the Manchester Community Services Council as a permanent part of the life
of the community. Many agencies and concerned citizens have become members and actively participate in
the work of the Council. Over the years, that work has,
in addition to its effort in establishing the Human Services Department, been involved in the development of
such programs as the Early Learning Center, Phone-a
Ride, and the Child Advocacy Team, as well as merchant discounts for elderly persons. In addition, task
forces of the Council have worked on issues such as
mental health, crisis intervention, home health care,
children’s issues, elderly needs, coordination of service
agencies, transportation, substance abuse, and diversity.
In 1978, the Council was formally established as a
public service tax-exempt corporation under the laws
of the State of Connecticut. Any local citizen, as well
as any public service oriented agency, is welcome to
become a member and are invited to participate in current advocacy activities. Monthly meetings are held
on the fourth Thursday from September to June at the
South United Methodist Church from 12:00 noon to
1:30 p.m. Meetings provide information on human
service needs. The January and March meetings are
dedicated to facilitate communication with local and
state elected officials to bring items of particular importance to their attention. An annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon highlights exceptional service of
volunteers in the support of our agencies. A scholarship program has been established for local students
of any age at Manchester Community College in the
name of Eleanor and Ed Coltman who were among the
longest serving of the founding group of the Council.
For questions and membership information, contact:
manchestercommservices[email protected]
Manchester Neighborhood Academy
& Information Center, 41 Center Street.
Program schedules will also be distributed through schools during the month of
May. Registration is on-going and on a
first come, first serve basis. Class space
is limited. You must live, work or attend
school in Manchester to be eligible to
participate. For further information contact
The Office of Neighborhoods and Families at 860.647.3089 or the Human Resources Department at 860.647.3102.
Better Manchester/Community Engagement
Academy Program offerings include;
Financial Ed 101 for Youth, Financial Ed
101 for Adults, Government 101, Livable
Neighborhood 101, Adult Leadership 101,
Community Emergency Response Training, Citizens’ Police Academy, Youth
Leadership 101, Mother Daughter Circle,
Girls Circle, Boys Council, Bright Start
Workshop, Getting Little Hands and Bodies Ready for School, Simple Activities for
Getting Fit, American Heartsaver
AED/CPR, Bullying, Kid Fit, Open
Airways and Safe Patient Boot Camp
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Parks &
Recreation
Summer 2011
What’s
Inside
Facilities & Membership
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Trails and Parks
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Special Events
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Pool Schedules and Programs 14
Swim Lessons
15
Swim Lesson Schedules
16
Children
17
Children and Youth
18
Boomers and Adults
19
Adults
20
Senior Center
21-22
Registration
23
Summer
Parks & Recreation
Program Registration
Begins May 16th
recreation.townofmanchester.org
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Better Manchester/Parks and Recreation
RecReation Facilities
Center SpringS Main OffiCe
Center Springs Main Office is located at Center
Springs Park. This building houses recreation personnel and serves as the department’s main focal point for
daily administration. In addition, the building is a registration site for programs and membership.
39 Lodge Drive • Center Springs Park • 647-3084
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Closed Legal Holidays
parkS DiviSiOn OffiCe
The Parks Division Office is located in Public Works
Facility. This office houses park staff and serves as the
department’s main focal point for daily parks
maintenance and administration.
321 Olcott St. • 647-3222
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Closed Legal Holidays
ManCheSter SeniOr Center
The Senior Center is now part of the Recreation Department. The Senior Center provides a full program of
recreation, social and health programs for Manchester
seniors.
549 East Middle Turnpike • 647-3211
Dates of Operation: Year round
Office Hours: M-F, 8:30-4:30 p.m.
T/Th, 5:30-8 p.m. (3/29 - 6/2)
MahOney reCreatiOn Center
The Mahoney Recreation Center is located at the west
side of Manchester, adjacent to Washington School.
The center is a registration site for recreational
programs and membership.
110 Cedar Street • 647-3166
Dates of Operation: June-August
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
COMMunity y reCreatiOn Center
The Community Y Recreation Center is located
at the north end of Manchester. The center is a
registration site for recreational programs and
membership.
78 North Main Street • 647-3164
Dates of Operation: June-September
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m. and
Sa., 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. (June to September)
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COMMunity y fitneSS Center
The Community Y Fitness Center is located at the
north end of Manchester. The fitness center offers free
weights, multi-station gym and cardio equipment.
78 North Main Street • 647-3164
Dates of Operation: June-September
Summer Hours: M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. and
Sa., 9:00 a.m. -12 noon (June to September)
ManCheSter COuntry Club (860) 646-0226
JuniOr Summer GOlf CamPS
Discounts apply for Manchester juniors 17 & under.
Ladies Intro to Golf Clinics will also be on the schedule
throughout the season. These clinics include 1-hour
golf clinics with a complimentary glass of wine in the
Waterview Café after each session. Please call the
golf shop for prices and information.
ManCheSter Skate park
free GOlf DayS
For Manchester residents will be held on Wed. July 6th
and Wed. October 5th. Tee times will be available 7
days in advance online at www.mancc.com or in person at the golf shop. Please note that the golf course
does not allow jeans, tee shirts or metal spikes.
Located at Robertson Park, adjacent to the tennis
courts, the park is 14,400 square feet and consists of
precast concrete structures. The skate park is unsupervised and skating is at your own risk. Skate park users
must adhere to all posted rules and regulations.
Skate Park Hours of Operation
Mid April through November
Daily, 10:00 a.m.- Dark
uSe Of Safety equipMent requireD
All skaters are required to wear protective equipment.
Helmets, knee pads and elbow pads are mandatory.
nOrthweSt park anD aCtivity Center
Manchester’s premier park, located at the north
end of Manchester (448 Tolland Turnpike), has a
pavilion, observation deck, boundless playground,
sand volleyball courts, walking trails, little league field
and baseball field. Most importantly, this park shares
the waterfront of Union Pond and boasts a picturesque
water view along with breathtaking flower gardens, ornamental grasses, and wooded walking trails. In
addition, the park is the location for the Recreation Department’s programming offices and activity center.
nOrthweSt park paviliOn & rental infO
Northwest Park’s grand pavilion is 55’ in diameter,
open sided and covered with picnic tables, a full
kitchen and prep area, serving windows, and rest
rooms. Adjacent to the pavilion is a 50’ long observation deck which scales 16’ high and 18’ long over
Union Pond allowing for spectacular sunset views of
Union Pond. Contact the Recreation Dept. at 647-3079
for rental information.
otheR Facilities
ManCheSter rOpeS COurSe, Hillstown Rd.
The Manchester Challenge Course is a series of physical activities and challenges used for personal and
group development. Through these activities, group
members increase their self-confidence, communication, problem solving and decision making skills as well
as leadership abilities. Groups will develop increased
levels of trust and bonds between members will be
strengthened. Great for various types of groups such
as youth groups, school groups, civic organizations
and corporate groups. For more information contact
Scott Goldsmith at 860-690-2459, or email [email protected]
Visit us at: www.townofmanchester.org/ropescourse
Better Manchester/Parks and Recreation - Facilities and Membership
THe WaTervieW Café
Open to the public daily for lunch and dinner at 11:30
AM daily. As always you can visit the club’s website for
both golf and café specials at www.mancc.com
Facility MeMbeRship
faCility paSS fOr aDultS anD SeniOrS
valiD thrOugh auguSt 31, 2011
An Indoor/Outdoor Photo ID Facility Pass is required
and allows use of the recreation centers, outdoor
pools, skate park and the Community Y fitness center
during the summer 2011 recreation season. Senior Citizen passes are also good for access to the Manchester Senior Center and Senior Center programs.
A Facility Pass is for Manchester residents only
and a valid ID is required to prove residency upon
purchase. You must be present when purchasing a
membership for photo ID production. A Facility Pass
can be purchased at any of our registration sites.
faCility paSS feeS
Adults (21-54 years)
Senior Citizen (55 and older)
Adult Guest Day Pool Pass
Youth Guest Day Pool Pass
Lost Card Replacement Fee
$25
$5
$2
$1
$2
faCility paSS fOr yOuth unDer 21
aCCeSS ManCheSter paSS
valiD thrOugh auguSt 31, 2011
This free pass program gives Manchester youth under
the age of 21 years old full access to Manchester’s
recreation facilities and public libraries.
Access Manchester Pass is for Manchester residents
only and a valid ID is required to prove residency upon
purchase. You must be present when purchasing a
membership for photo ID production. Access Manchester Pass can be obtained at any of our registration
sites.
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tRails
trail Mix, a guiDe tO
ManCheSter’S trailS anD
pathwayS
This guide provides trail maps,
trail highlights, parking and
recommended activities for
many of Manchester’s trails and
pathways such as Case Mountain
Trails, Hockanum Linear Trails,
Howard, Porter and Globe Reservoir Trails, Charter Oak Green way
and more.
trail Mix ii, a guiDe tO
ManCheSter’S
neighbOrhOOD walkS
This guide is a sequel to Trail Mix, A
Guide to Manchester’s Trails and
Pathways. and offers 13 neighborhood walks, one for each elementary school district and three others
including walks in the Downtown
area, Senior Center and Manchester Memorial Hospital . You can view
and print out a PDF version of both
guides at: trailmix.townofmanchester.org. Further
questions, call the Rec Department at 647-3084.
paRks
Center SpringS park
uniOn pOnD park
e-reCreatiOn e-Mail SubSCriptiOn
NORTH SCHOOL STREET, MANCHESTER
Located across the street from Robertson Park, this
park sits on the waterfront of Union Pond and offers a
boat launch, fishing pier, hiking trails, and a handicap
accessible walking trail.
Sign up to receive the Recreation Department’s
free weekly e-recreation e-mail service to provide you with timely information about new programs, facilities and cancellations due to
inclement weather. Register on-line today at:
recreation.townofmanchester.org
rObertSOn park
NORTH SCHOOL STREET, MANCHESTER
Another of Manchester’s highly active parks, this park
offers an outdoor swimming pool, outdoor skate park,
softball field, two outdoor basketball courts, lighted tennis courts, shuffleboard and play scape.
weSt SiDe reCreatiOn area
CEDAR STREET, MANCHESTER
Located behind Mahoney Recreation Center/Washington School, this small neighborhood park‘s recreational
facilities include: outdoor swimming pool, stone dust
walking path, play scapes, outdoor basketball court,
and a lighted practice field for youth sports.
nOrthweSt park
448 TOLLAND TURNPIkE, MANCHESTER
Manchester’s premier park, located at the north
end of Manchester, has a pavilion, observation deck,
boundless playground, sand volleyball courts, walking
trails, little league field and baseball field. Most importantly, this park shares the waterfront of Union Pond
and boasts a picturesque water view along with
breathtaking flower gardens, ornamental grasses, and
wooded walking trails. In addition, the park is the location for the Recreation Department’s programming offices and activity center.
Other OutDOOr reCreatiOnal areaS
LODGE DRIVE, MANCHESTER
This picturesque park features a little league field,
half basketball court, charcoal grills for cookouts, waterfront and hilltop pavilions, small pond for fishing, accessible fishing piers, play scape and hiking trails.
Manchester offers many other recreational areas for
both passive and active recreation. For additional
recreational sites,go to:
recreation.townofmanchester.org.
Center park
coMMunications
MAIN STREET, DOWNTOWN MANCHESTER
Centrally located in Downtown Manchester, this park is
predominately a passive recreation area. The park offers both shuffle board and boccie ball. A prime site for
some of Manchester’s community wide special events,
such as Pride In Manchester Week, Concerts in the
Park and much more.
Charter Oak park
CHARTER OAk STREET, MANCHESTER
One of Manchester’s most active recreational areas.
This park offers lighted outdoor basketball courts, a
lighted softball field, four lighted tennis courts, two
lighted outdoor handball/racquetball courts, two
smaller size softball fields, small pavilion, play scape
and a section of the East Coast Green way bike path.
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frequently requeSteD phOne nuMberS
Youth Service Bureau
YWCA
MHS Student Activities
Midget Football
Bicentennial Band Shell
Bicycle Paths Info/Maps
Chamber of Commerce
Downtown Special Services
Hockanum River Linear Park
MARC
Senior Citizens Center
Manchester Soccer Club
Arts Council
Wickham Park
Manchester PAL
MBA Basketball
Little League and T-Ball
Little Miss Softball
Manchester Country Club
Manchester Road Race Hotline
Cheney Hall
Manchester Ropes Course
Baseball (12-15 years)
647-5213
645-2240
647-3350
647-9240
649-9213
594-2145
646-2223
645-2101
402-9908
646-5718
647-3211
646-8699
647-3167
528-0856
645-5525
646-5489
649-9975
643-1912
646-0103
649-6456
647-9824
647-3495
508-4133
ManCheSter MatterS e-Mail SubSCriptiOn
Sign up for Manchester Matters Email!
Stay informed about events happening in the Town of
Manchester, by receiving periodic emails with news
about voting, taxes, leaf collection, committee meetings, road construction, fire safety, Town jobs, dog licensing, special events, and programs offered by the
libraries, schools, health and recreation departments.
Residents and those who work in town are invited to
sign up online at www.townofmanchester.org or call
860-647-5235.
prOgraM infOrMatiOn line • 647-3162
Access program information and cancellations 24/7 at
our program information line, 647-3162.
Cancellation Information
Pool Schedules
Recreation Centers
Registration Information
Special Events
Further Assistance
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lOOking fOr inStruCtOrS & iDeaS
The Recreation Department is always looking for new
and exciting programs as well as instructors to teach.
Have a class or program you would like to take or
teach? Contact us at 647-3084 to share your ideas.
Better Manchester/Parks and Recreation - Trails, Parks and Communications
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special events
4th Of July
Saturday, July 2
Rain date Sunday, July 3
Festivities begin 4:00 pm
Skyline Drive 5:00- 6:30
Mohegan Sun All Stars 7:00-9:00
Fireworks 9:30
Chicken Dinner tickets-$8.00 beginning June 15
annual kiDS fiShing Derby - up tO age 14
Fishing for a fun time, come cast your line at this years
annual fishing Derby. This is a free event.
Center Springs Park Pond, 39 Lodge Drive
Saturday, 5/7, 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
fiShing Derby - SeniOrS
Saturday, May 7, 2011
7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Salters Pond, Lydall Street
SeniOr Center plant Sale
Saturday, May 7, 2011
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
A large variety of hanging baskets, annuals, vegetables and herbs available for sale at reasonable prices. All plants grown in the Senior
Center greenhouse and are cared for by senior
volunteers. This is a popular annual event,
come early for the best selection. The sale is
held in the parking lot of the Senior Center, 549
East Middle Turnpike. Prices vary and all proceeds benefit the Senior Center.
annual SeniOr piCniC
at nOrthweSt park (rSvp)
August 29 to September 3
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Membership to the Senior Center must be renewed
every year. Take the opportunity to have your membership card renewed Monday - Friday, between the
hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. during Renewal
Week. Memberships renewed during this time period
will be valid from September 1, 2011 - August 31,
2012. Senior Center membership is open to Manchester residents only. For full membership requirements,
contact the Senior Center at 860-647-3211 or visit our
website: seniorcenter.townofmanchester.org
Open hOuSe - DeMO night
Thursday, September 8
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Rain location: Senior Center
Don’t miss out on this traditional summer picnic.
Hamburgers and hot dogs and all the fixins.
Entertainment TBA. Reservations must be
made at the Senior Center Office.
Tuesday, September 27
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Community “Y” Recreation Center, 78 North Main St.
$5 discount off of any adult land or water exercise
class if you attend during 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Fitness/exercise/wellness class demonstrations given
every 15 minutes. Come see what we have to offer!
williaM flOrian fOrMerly Of the
new ChriSty MinStrelS
OutDOOr COnCert
herShey traCk anD fielD
for Baby Boomers & Beyond
See Boomers Page (page 19)
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MeMberShip renewal week
at the SeniOr Center
Better Manchester/Parks and Recreation - Special Events
Saturday, May 14
10:00 a.m.
Ages: 9 - 14 years old, Coed
Manchester High School Track
Free
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GeneRal inFoRMation
Manchester’s municipal swimming pools are staffed
with American Red Cross certified life guards. All pools
have bathroom and changing facilities with showers.
All children under the age of 10 must be accompanied
by an adult 18 years and older. In addition, most pools
offer American Red Cross swim lessons, water exercise classes, as well as open and adult swim times. All
pools with the exception of Globe Hollow, offer wading
pool areas for children under 52”.
SwanSOn SwiMMing pOOl / 48 n. Main St.
SwiM fOr fitneSS, SwiM fOr life
Standard Season Weekday Schedule
Swim 30 consecutive laps by the end of this class.
This swim fitness class is designed for swimmers who
can demonstrate the basic skills required to swim the
crawl stroke. Participants will be evaluated and individual swim fitness programs designed to help achieve
swimming goals. Make swimming part of your fitness,
swim for life!
Instructor: Lori Dusza
Meets: M/W, 6/27-8/17, 7-8 p.m., No class 7/4
Location: Swanson Pool
Fee: $75/$94 (nr)
9:00-11:20 a.m.
11:20-12:20 p.m.
12:30-1:30 p.m.
1:30-5:00 p.m.
5:00-5:40 p.m.
5:40-6:50 p.m.
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Swimming Lessons
Adult Lap Swim
Recreation Camp Swim
Public Swim
Adult Lap Swim
Swimming Lessons
Water Exercise Classes
Standard Season Weekend Schedule
1:00-2:00 p.m.
2:00-6:00 p.m.
Adult Lap Swim
Public Swim
swiM season schedule
weSt SiDe pOOl / 110 CeDar St.
Preseason Swimming Schedule
Globe Hollow will offer preseason hours beginning
June 20-June 24, (Monday-Friday), 3:00-6:00 p.m.,
June 19, 25, 26 (weekends): 1:00-5:00 p.m.
9:35-11:20 a.m. (M-Th)
9:30-10:30 a.m. (F)
11:35-12:30 p.m.
12:30-1:30 p.m.
1:30-5:00 p.m.
5:00-8:00 p.m.
Standard Season Schedule
All swimming pools will begin their standard season on
Monday, June 27-Friday, August 19, 2011. See pool
schedules this page. Closed 7/4, Globe open 1-6 p.m.
extended Season Schedule
Globe Hollow will be the only swimming site open
during the extended season and will begin August 20August 28, 2011, 1:00-6:00 p.m.
pools and schedules
The dates, times and operation of all pools may be
subject to change at the discretion of the Town of Manchester.
glObe hOllOw / 100 Spring St.
Standard Season Weekday Schedule
9:00-11:20 a.m.
11:20-12:20 p.m.
12:30-1:30 p.m.
1:30-7:30 p.m.
Swimming Lessons
Adult Lap Swim
Recreation Camp Swim
Public Swim/Adult Lap
Standard Season Weekend Schedule
1:00-6:00 p.m.
Public Swim/Adult Lap
SalterS SwiMMing pOOl / 103 lyDall St.
Standard Season Weekday Schedule
9:35-11:20 a.m.
11:20-12:20 p.m.
12:30-1:30 p.m.
1:30-5:00 p.m.
5:00-7:25 p.m.
7:30-8:00 p.m.
Swimming Lessons
Adult Lap Swim
Recreation Camp Swim
Public Swim
Swimming Lessons
Adult Lap Swim
Standard Season Weekend Schedule
1:00-5:00 p.m.
5:00-6:00 p.m.
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Public Swim
Adult Lap
Standard Season Weekday Schedule
Swimming Lessons
Senior Aqua Class
Adult Lap Swim
Recreation Camp Swim
Public Swim
Swim Lessons
Standard Season Weekend Schedule
1:00-5:00 p.m.
5:00-6:00 p.m.
Public Swim
Adult Lap Swim
waDDell SwiMMing pOOl / 163 brOaD St.
Standard Season Weekday Schedule
12:30-1:30 p.m. Recreation Camp Swim
1:30-5:00 p.m. Public Swim
5:00-6:00 p.m. Aqua Exercise Class
6:00-7:30 p.m. Public Swim
7:30-8:00 p.m. Adult Lap Swim
Standard Season Weekend Schedule
1:00-5:00 p.m. Public Swim (Sat)
5:00-6:00 p.m. Lap Swim (Sat)
1:00-4:00 p.m. Public Swim (Sun)
4:00-7:00 p.m. Adult Swim Lessons (Sun)
wateR classes
hyDrO fitneSS at SwanSOn pOOl
Have some fun and exercise all at the same time! Get
a great FULL HOUR workout to music while benefiting
from the water's resistance. Great for all fitness levels
and ages. Build muscle strength, muscle tone and endurance without the impact of land exercise. This class
is open to men and women and to youth 12 and older
with parent participation.
Instructor: Leslie Frey
Meets: T/Th, 6/28-8/16, 7-8 p.m.
Location: Swanson Pool
Fee: $75/$94(nr)
liquiD tnt
Discover the fun and effectiveness of aquatic exercise.
It's a new way to burn fat and tone your muscles! A
unique experience that will prepare your mind and
body for a great workout and excellent results.
Instructor: Merry Ellen Gasorek, AFAA, OT-L
Meets: M/W, 6/27-8/17, 5-6:00 p.m. , no class 7/4
Location: Waddell Pool
Fee: $75/$94 (nr)
Better Manchester/Parks and Recreation - Pool schedules and Swim Programs
Deep water ClaSS
Discover the fun and effectiveness of aquatic exercise.
It's a new way to burn fat and tone your muscles! A
unique experience that will prepare your mind and
body for a great workout and excellent results.
Instructor: Merry Ellen Gasorek, AFAA, OT-L
Meets: T/Th, 6/28-8/16, 5-6 p.m.
Location: Waddell Pool
Fee: $75/$94 (nr)
lifeguarD training COurSe
If you’re 15 or older and looking for a great summer job
or challenging career that’s in demand, the Red Cross
Lifeguarding program is the place to start. Through
videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll
learn patron rescue and surveillance skills, first aid and
CPR/AED. Prerequisites: Must be at least 15 years old
and pass certain swimming requirements. Attendance
at each class is mandatory. Successful candidates will
receive a 2 year CPR/AED certification and 3 year
Lifeguarding certification.
Instructor: Michael Silver
Meets: M-F, 6/20-6/24, 3-8 p.m.
Location: Globe HollowPool
Fee: $155/$195 (nr)
enDuranCe SwiM
Designed for the swimmer who is training for a long
distance endurance swim or a triathalon. Practice
swimming and endurance drills to ready you for the big
event.
Instructor: Lori Dusza
Meets: Saturdays, 7/9-7/30, 10-11 a.m.
Location: Globe Hollow Pool
Fee: $20/$25 (nr)
SeniOr aqua exerCiSe
See Senior Center Pages
aDult SwiMMing leSSOnS
See Swim Lessons Page
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learn tO SwiM general infOrMatiOn
The following pages contain information about swim
lesson registration, class locations and times. All
swim lessons will be held rain or shine unless temperature drops below 65 degrees. Decisions on class cancellations will be made 15 minutes prior to the start of
the class. All classes have an additional 5 minutes built
into its schedule this year which will result in no make
ups for cancelled classes. Note: that the red highlighted 10:10 a.m. swim classes are for both the general public and children who are registered for the
Summer Recreation Camp program. Campers will be
escorted to and from lessons by camp staff for 10:10
a.m. swim lessons only.
ClaSS DayS anD SeSSiOn DateS
water aerObiCS ClaSSeS anD SwiM ClaSSeS
MOnDay thrOugh friDay ClaSSeS
See Pools and Water Classes Page for Hydro Fitness,
Liquid TNT and Senior Aqua Exercise and More.
Session 1:
Session 2:
Session 3:
Session 4:
June 27-July 8 (no class July 4)
July 11-July 22
July 25-August 5
August 8-August 19 (Globe Only)
MOnDay anD weDneSDay ClaSSeS
Session 1:
June 27-August 1 (no class July 4)
tueSDay anD thurSDay ClaSSeS
Session 1:
June 28-July 28
regiStratiOn DateS anD lOCatiOnS
In person registration will begin for all swim sessions
beginning Saturday, June 11, 2011. Those wanting
to register on-line can do so beginning Sunday,
June 12, 2011. All pools with the exception of Globe
Hollow will offer three sessions of swim lessons. Globe
will offer four sessions. Residents can register at the
Community “Y” Recreation Center or the Mahoney
Recreation Center during the specified pool registration time (see next page for time). During your pool’s
designated registration time, if your class is full, you
can register for a different pool-if that pool has already
had its scheduled registration. Children may not be enrolled in more than one class per session. Also, those
attending registration may register only one family
other than their own and must show proof of residency
for both families being registered.
Please note that parents who register the same child
for more than one swimming session on the specified
registration date, take the chance of not placing their
child in the correct level because that child may or may
not pass the initial level that they are enrolled in. If
incorrect placement occurs the parent may call the
Recreation Department and transfer their child into the
correct level assuming space is available in that class.
All classes will try to maintain a teacher to student ratio
of 1:8 (with the exception of infant-preschool) and once
the class meets it’s maximum enrollment, registration
for that class will close. Waiting lists are not accepted
for full classes.
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Designed for the first time swimmer or for those who
have fear of the water, this class orients the swimmer
to an aquatic environment and creates a sound foundation for aquatic and safety skills.
Instructor: Lori Dusza
Meets: Su, 7/10-8/14, 4-5 p.m.
Location: Waddell Pool
Fee: $30/$38 (nr)
Meets: T/Th, 6/28-8/4, 5-5:40 p.m.
Location: Salters Pool
Fee: $60/$72 (nr)
regiStratiOn infOrMatiOn
Registration is in person only and you must be a Manchester resident to register. Payment may be made by
credit card cash, check, or money order, (checks
should be made payable to the Town of Manchester).
Upon registering, proof of residency and birth certificate must be provided for children entering level one
classes. The fee is $25 for the first child, $15 for each
additional sibling per session. Preschool classes require an age of 3-5 years. Levels 1-6 require an age of
5 and older. Age is determined at start of class. Parents are required to participate in the water with infant,
toddler and preschool classes.
aDult SwiMMing leSSOnS beginnerS
aDult SwiMMing leSSOnS interMeDiate
Six WAYS
To SWIM
HEALTHY
Healthy swimming behaviors are
needed to protect you and kids from
recreational water illnesses and to help
prevent germs from getting into the
pool.
1 Please don’t swim when affected with diarrhea.
This is especially important for kids wearing diapers.
Germs can spread into the water and make other
people sick.
2 Please don’t swallow the pool water. In fact, try
to avoid having water in your mouth.
3 Please practice good hygiene. Take a shower
before swimming and wash hands after using toilets
or changing diapers. Germs on the body end up in
the water.
4 Please take kids on bathroom breaks or check
diapers often. Waiting to hear “I have to go”, may be
too late.
Designed for swimmers with some basic swimming
skills and comfortable in the water, this class orients
the swimmer to an aquatic environment and creates a
sound foundation for aquatic and safety skills. American Red Cross standards.
Instructor: Lori Dusza
Meets: Su, 7/10-8/14, 5-6 p.m.
Location: Waddell Pool
Fee: $30/$38 (nr)
aDult SwiMMing leSSOnS aDvanCeD
Designed for swimmers with swimming skills and
comfortable in deep water, this class focuses on swim
technique improvement and endurance swimming.
Red Cross standards.
Instructor: Lori Dusza
Meets: Su, 7/10-8/14, 6-7 p.m.
Location: Waddell Pool
Fee: $30/$38 (nr)
SwiM fOr fitneSS, SwiM fOr life
Swim 30 consecutive laps by the end of this class. This
swim fitness class is designed for swimmers who can
demonstrate the basic skills required to swim the crawl
stroke. Participants will be evaluated and individual
swim fitness programs designed to help achieve swimming goals. Make swimming part of your fitness, swim
for life!
Instructor: Lori Dusza
Meets: M/W, 6/27-8/17, 7-8 p.m., No class 7/4
Location: Swanson Pool
Fee: $75/$94 (nr)
5 Please change diapers in a bathroom or locker
room and not on pool deck or surrounding areas.
Germs can spread to surfaces in and around the
pool and spread illnesses.
6 Please wash child thoroughly (especially the rear
end), with soap and water before swimming.
Better Manchester/Parks and Recreation - Sw imming Le s s ons
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glObe hOllOw SwiM leSSOnS
swiM lesson level descRiptions
infant, tODDler, preSChOOl (Parent & Child)
Developed for children 6 months to 5 years of age, Parent
and child aquatics builds swimming readiness by emphasizing fun in the water. Parent and child participate in several
guided practice sessions that help children learn elementary
skills, including water entry, bubble blowing, front kicking,
back floating, under water exploration and more.
level 1 learn tO SwiM
Enter and exit the water safely, submerge mouth, nose and
eyes, exhale underwater (blow bubbles) through mouth and
nose, open eyes underwater, pick up a submerged object
held at arms length, show comfort maintaining a front
float/back position, while supported, recover to a standing
position while supported, change direction of travel while
walking or paddling, roll over from front to back while supported, swim on front and on back while using any combination of arm and leg actions while supported (5 feet).
level 2 funDaMental aquatiCS SkillS
Demonstrate a front/back glide (2 body lengths), Float in a
face-down position, recover from a back float to a standing
position while unsupported, tread water, using arm and leg
motions, in chest-deep water, Swim on front/back using any
combination of arm and leg actions while unsupported (15
feet), Swim on side using an alternating or simultaneous leg
action (5 feet).
level 3 StrOke DevelOpMent
Independently jump into deep water from the side, demonstrate a head-first entry from the side in a sitting or kneeling
position, submerge and retrieve an object (independently)
from chest-deep water (3 seconds), demonstrate rotary
breathing with body in a horizontal position, demonstrate a
front glide using 2 different kicks (2 body lengths), demonstrate a survival float in deep water, demonstrate a back glide
using 2 different kicks, demonstrate a back float in deep
water, Tread in deep water, using hand and leg movements,
Demonstrate each stroke for the following distance: Front
crawl (15 yards) Back crawl (15 yards), Butterfly-kick and
body motion(15 feet).
level 4 StrOke iMprOveMent
Demonstrate a dive from a compact or stride position on the
side of the pool, Swim underwater (3 body lengths), Demonstrate an open turn using any stroke on front and back and
push off in a streamlined position, tread water using a modified scissors, Demonstrate each stroke for the following distances: Front crawl-25 yards, Back crawl-25 yards Butterfly15 yards Breaststroke-15 yards, Elementary backstroke-15
yards, Swim on side using scissor-like kick-15 yards.
level 5 StrOke refineMent
Demonstrate a shallow dive from the side, glide two body
lengths and begin any front stroke, swim underwater (15
yards), Demonstrate a tuck and pike surface dive, submerging completely, Demonstrate front/back flip turns demonstrate
the following strokes: Front crawl-50 yards Back Crawl-50
yards, Butterfly-25 yards Breaststroke-25 yards Elementary
backstroke-25 yards Sidestroke-25 yards, Demonstrate survival swimming (2 minutes).
level 6 SwiMMing anD Skill prOfiCienCy
This course has 4 components all of which stress endurance
swimming & stroke technique. Personal Water Safety, Lifeguard Readiness, Fitness Swimming, Fundamentals of Diving.
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regiStratiOn tiMe: 8:00 tO 9:15 a.M.
level
Time
Days
# Sessions
1
1
1
1
1
9-9:35 a.m.
9:35-10:10 a.m.
9:35-10:10 a.m.
10:10-10:45 a.m.
10:45-11:20 a.m.
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
1-4
1-4
1-4
1-4
1-4
2
2
2
2
9-9:35 a.m.
9:35-10:10 a.m.
10:10-10:45 a.m.
10:45-11:20 a.m.
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
1-4
1-4
1-4
1-4
3
3
3
3
9-9:35 a.m.
9:35-10:10 a.m.
10:10-10:45 a.m.
10:45-11:20 a.m.
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
1-4
1-4
1-4
1-4
SalterS pOOl SwiMMing leSSOnS
level
Time
Days
1
1
1
Presch 10:10-10:45 a.m. M/W
Presch 10:10-10:45 a.m T/Th
1
1
Presch 10:45-11:20 a.m. M/W
Presch 10:45-11:20 a.m. T/Th
1
1
1
1
1-3
1-3
M-F
M-F
SwanSOn pOOl SwiMMing leSSOnS
Days
Days
9-9:35 a.m.
9:35-10:10 a.m.
10:10-10:45 a.m.
10:45-11:20 a.m.
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
# Sessions
1-4
1-4
1-4
1-4
5
5
5
5
9-9:35 a.m.
9:35-10:10 a.m.
10:10-10:45 a.m.
10:45-11:20 a.m.
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
1-4
1-4
1-4
1-4
6
6
6
9-9:35 a.m.
M-F
10:10-10:45 a.m. M-F
10:45-11:20 a.m. M-F
1-4
1-4
1-4
level
Time
Days
2
2
6:15-6:50 p.m.
6:50-7:25 p.m.
M-F
M-F
# Sessions
1-3
1-3
3
5:40-6:15 p.m.
M-F
1-3
4
4
6:15-6:50 p.m.
6:50-7:25 p.m.
M-F
M-F
1-3
1-3
5
6
5:40-6:15 p.m.
6:15-6:50 p.m.
M-F
M-F
1-3
1-3
regiStratiOn tiMe: 10:30 tO 11:45 a.M.
level
Time
# Sessions
1
1
1
9:35-10:10 a.m. M-F
10:45-11:20 a.m. M-F
5:40-6:15 p.m.
M-F
1-3
1-3
1-3
2
2
2
2
9-9:35 a.m.
10:10-10:45 a.m.
5:40-6:15 p.m.
6:15-6:50 p.m.
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
3
3
3
9:35-10:10 a.m. M-F
10:10-10:45 a.m. M-F
10:45-11:20 a.m. M-F
level
Time
Days
3
6:15-6:50 p.m.
M-F
1-3
1-3
1-3
1-3
1-3
4
4
9-9:35 a.m.
M-F
10:10-10:45 a.m. M-f
1-3
1-3
5
5
5
9-9:35 a.m.
M-F
9:35-10:10 a.m. M-F
6:15-6:50 p.m.
M-F
1-3
1-3
1-3
1-3
1-3
1-3
6
6
10:45-11:20 a.m. M-F
5:40-6:15 p.m.
M-F
1-3
1-3
weSt SiDe pOOl SwiMMing leSSOnS
# Sessions
regiStratiOn tiMe: 11:45 a.M. tO 1 p.M.
level
Time
Days
# Sessions
Infant
Infant
Infant
Infant
10:10-10:45 a.m.
5:00-5:35 p.m.
6:15-6:50 p.m.
6:15-6:50 p.m.
M/W
T/Th
M/W
T/Th
1
1
1
1
Toddler
Toddler
Toddler
Toddler
10:10-10:45 a.m.
5:00-5:35 p.m.
6:15-6:50 p.m.
6:15-6:50 p.m.
T/Th
M/W
M/W
T/Th
1
1
1
1
Presch
Presch
Presch
Presch
9:35-10:10 a.m.
9:35-10:10 a.m.
5:00-5:35 p.m.
5:00-5:35 p.m.
M/W
T/Th
M/W
T/Th
1
1
1
1
Better Manchester/Parks and Recreation - Pool Swim Lesson schedules
Time
4
4
4
4
regiStratiOn tiMe: 9:15 tO 10:30 a.M.
# Sessions
Infant 5:00-5:35 p.m.
M/W
Toddler 9:35-10:10 a.m. M/W
Toddler 9:35-10:10 a.m. T/Th
5:40-6:15 p.m.
6:50-7:25 p.m.
level
level
Time
Days
# Sessions
Presch 5:40-6:15 p.m.
Presch 6:50-7:25 p.m.
M-F
M-F
1-3
1-3
1
7:25-8 p.m
M-F
1-3
2
2
5:40-6:15 p.m.
6:50-7:25 p.m.
M-F
M-F
1-3
1-3
3
3
6:50-7:25 p.m.
7:25-8 p.m.
M-F
M-F
1-3
1-3
4
4
5:40-6:15 p.m.
7:25-8 p.m.
M-F
M-F
1-3
1-3
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pReschool & childRen
partnerS in play tODDler tiMe (1-2 yearS)
This summer program is designed to provide young
children with the opportunity to discover learning
through music, movement, and arts & crafts. Children
will experience socialization while parents or caregivers are present. The class includes Free Play Fridays from 9:30am - 11:30am where participants from
all classes are welcome to drop in with their parents or
caregivers to enjoy a less structured class. Siblings
under one year and not mobile are welcome to attend.
Older siblings are not allowed.
instructor: karen Rowell
location: Center Springs Building, Downstairs
meets: T/Th/F, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Week 1: Red, White and Blue Week, 6/28-7/1
Week 2: Animal Week, 7/12-7/15
Week 3: Safety Week, 7/19-7/22
Week 4: Nature Week, 7/26-7/29
Week 5: Water Week, 8/2-8/5 (bring suit and towel)
fee: $17/$20(nr) per week
partnerS in play Creative kiDS (2.5-5 yearS)
This summer program is designed to provide young
children with the opportunity to discover learning
through music, movement, and arts & crafts. Children
will experience socialization while parents or caregivers are present. The class includes Free Play Fridays from 9:30am - 11:30am where participants from
all classes are welcome to drop in with their parents or
caregivers to enjoy a less structured class. Siblings
under one year and not mobile are welcome to attend.
Younger mobile siblings are welcome for an extra $3.
Older siblings are not allowed.
instructor: karen Rowell
location: Center Springs Building, Downstairs
meets: M/W/F, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Week 1: Red, White and Blue Week, 6/27-7/1
Week 2: Animal Week, 7/11-7/15
Week 3: Safety Week, 7/18-7/22
Week 4: Nature Week, 7/25-7/29
Week 5: Water Week, 8/1-8/5 (bring suite and towel)
fee: $22/$25(nr) per week
nike tykeS preSChOOl
The Nike Tykes Preschool is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children
and licensed by the State of Connecticut. The school
year follows the Manchester Public School calendar.
Children ages 3-5 are served.
Call 647-3168 for information or for a tour of the school
(located at 255 Garden Grove Road). Care 4 kids participants are accepted.
Nike Tykes preschool is now managed by the Town of
Manchester’s Human Services Department.
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nike tykeS preSChOOl Mini CaMp
A preschool/day camp program featuring music and
movement, science, outdoor play, story time, creative
art, snacks and free choice learning centers. Classes
for 3's and young 4's, and older 4's, 5's and 6's. Registration and fees are per diem - choose your days at
registration. Registration begins on June 1st. Non-resident registration begins June 13th.
fun Tykes ages 3 and 4
meets: M-F, 6/27-7/29, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (no class 7/4)
fee: $14/$17 (nr) per day
On Our Way Half Day Program ages 4-6
meets: M-F, 6/27-7/29, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (no class 7/4)
fee: $14/$17 (nr) per day
On Our Way full Day Program ages 4-6
meets: M-F, 6/27-7/29, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (no class 7/4)
fee: $24/$30 (nr) per day
Start SMart preSChOOl SpOrt DevelOpMent
Parents work together with their children in a supportive environment to learn all the sport basics.
Start Smart Basketball
Teaches children (3-5) a variety of basketball skills
including: dribbling/ball handling, shooting, passing,
catching, and running/agility.
instructor: kellie Sheridan
location: Community “Y” gymnasium
meets: M, 6/20-8/1, 6-7 p.m. (no class July 4)
fee: $65/$82(nr) includes equipment
Start Smart Soccer
Teaches children (3-5) a variety of soccer skills including, dribbling, kicking, passing, trapping and more.
instructor: Caitlin Buzzell
location: Robertson Park Field
meets: T, 6/21-7/26, 6-7 p.m.
fee: $65/$82(nr) includes equipment
Start Smart Baseball
Teaches children (3-5) baseball skills including: hitting,
catching, throwing etc.
instructor: kellie Sheridan
location: Robertson Park Field
meets: W, 6/22-7/27, 6-7 p.m.
fee: $65/$82(nr) includes equipment
tenniS leSSOnS (early SuMMer)
Learn to play the game of tennis stressing footwork,
ground strokes, service and volleying. Bring your own
racquet. David Willard, uSTa Certified instructor
Children Beginner Evenings Ages: 4-7
meets: M/W, 6/6-6/22, 5-5:30 p.m.
location: Charter Oak Tennis Courts
fee: $20/$25 (nr)
Children Beginner Evenings Ages: 4-7
meets: M/W, 6/27-7/13, 5:00-5:30 p.m.
location: Charter Oak Tennis Courts
fee: $20/$25 (nr)
Better Manchester/Parks and Recreation - Children and Youth Programs
tenniS leSSOnS (SuMMer)
Learn to play the game of tennis stressing footwork,
ground strokes, service and volleying. All lessons are
played at the Charter Oak Park tennis courts. Bring
your own racquet. David Willard, uSTa Certified instructor
Children Beginner Mornings
Ages: 4-7
Time: M-Th, 9:30-10 a.m.
Sessions: 6/20-6/23, 6/27-6/30, 7/5-7/8 (Tu-Fri), 7/117/14, 7/18-7/21, 7/25-7/28, 8/1-8/4, 8/8-8/11, 8/158/18, 8/22-8/25
fee: $14/$18 (nr) per session
Children Beginner Evenings
Ages: 4-7
Time: M/W, 5:00-5:30 p.m.
Sessions: 6/27-7/13 (no class 7/4); 7/18-8/3, 8/8-8/24
fee: $20/$25 (nr) per session
infant, tODDler anD preSChOOl
parent ChilD SwiMMing leSSOnS
See Swim Lessons Page
school-aGe childRen
JukiDO beginnerS
A co-ed self defense course incorporating Judo, Aikido
and karate. The main emphasis is on students doing
their best.
instructor: Master Joaquin Betancourt, IkA
location: Northwest Park Activity Room Bldg. #1
ages: 6-14
meets: F, 7/8-9/16, 6-7 p.m. (no class 7/22, 8/26, 9/2)
fee: $40/$50 (nr)
JukiDO returning
Prerequisite: Jukido Beginners
instructor: Master Joaquin Betancourt, IkA
location: Northwest Park Activity Room Bldg. #1
ages: 6-14
meets: F, 7/8-9/16, 7-8 p.m. (no class 7/22, 8/26, 9/2)
fee: $40/$50 (nr)
tenniS leSSOnS (early SuMMer)
Learn to play the game of tennis stressing footwork,
ground strokes, service and volleying. Bring your own
racquet. David Willard, uSTa Certified instructor
Children Beginner Evenings
Ages: 8-12
meets: M/W, 6/7-6/23, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
location: Charter Oak Tennis Courts
fee: $40/$50 (nr)
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school-aGe childRen
tenniS leSSOnS (SuMMer)
Learn to play the game of tennis stressing footwork,
ground strokes, service and volleying. All lessons are
played at the Charter Oak Park tennis courts. Bring
your own racquet. David Willard, uSTa Certified instructor
Children Beginner Mornings
Ages: 8-12
Time: M-Th, 10-11 a.m.
Sessions: 6/27-6/30, 7/5-7/8 (Tu-Fri), 7/11-7/14, 7/187/21, 7/25-7/28, 8/1-8/4, 8/8-8/11, 8/15-8/18, 8/22-8/25
fee: $27/$34 (nr) per session
Children Beginner Evenings
Ages: 8-12
Time: M/W, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Sessions: 6/27-7/13 (no class 7/4), 7/18-8/3, 8/8-8/24
fee: $40/$50 (nr) per session
annual kiDS fiShing Derby - up tO age 14
Fishing for a fun time, come cast your line at this years
annual fishing Derby. This is a free event.
Location:Center Springs Park Pond
Ages: All kids and families welcome
Meets: Saturday, 5/7, 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
yOuth SuMMer baSketball leagueS
Team play with emphasis on fundamental instruction &
competitive play. For boys & girls, played outdoors.
ages 8-9 (instructional and Competition)
instructor: Volunteer Coaches
location: Robertson Park Outdoor Courts
ages: 8-9 years
meets: W/Th, 6/22-8/11, 6-8 p.m.
fee: $30/$20 second sibling/$10 third sibling
mandatory evaluation Clinic 5/23/11 @ mahoney
rec Center at 7 pm. Participants should bring
sneakers, shorts, shirt and a water bottle.
ages 10-12 (instructional and Competition)
instructor: Volunteer Coaches
location: Robertson Park Outdoor Courts
ages: 10-12 years
meets: M/W, 6/20-8/10, 6-8 p.m. (no program 7/4)
fee: $30/$20 second sibling/$10 third sibling
mandatory evaluation Clinic 5/23/10 @ mahoney
rec Center at 6 pm. Participants should bring
sneakers, shorts, shirt and a water bottle.
terrain anD trail running NEW!
Learn the basic skills and proper technique of terrain
running, including and introduction to trail running on
Case Mountain.
Instructor: Natalie Carpenter
Location: Charter Oak Park
Ages: 6 to 15 years
Meets: M/W, 6/6-7/20, 5-6:30 p.m. (no program 7/4)
Fee: $30/$20 second sibling/$10 third sibling
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SwiMMing leSSOnS
Center fOr ServiCe learning SuMMer CaMp
See Swim Lessons Page
American Red Cross Learn to swim programs for ages
5 and older offering six progressive levels of swimming
instruction.
Service Learning is a powerful teaching method that
connects meaningful community service with academic
learning, personal growth, civic responsibility, and a reflective experience. Students of the CSL Summer
Camp will learn the basic principals of service learning
and how to select, plan, organize, implement and evaluate successful service projects! CSL Summer Camp
members will grow as leaders who take initiative, solve
problems and work as a team. Students will enjoy a
great summer full of field trips, service projects, swimming, games, activities, and much more while giving
back to their community!
For applications, please visit our Main Office at Center
Springs Park or any of our Recreation Centers. For
questions or information, contact Shannon Blenis,
Recreation Coordinator at 930-8498 or email her at
[email protected] or contact Liz Tracy,
Recreation Supervisor at 647-3167 or email her at
[email protected]
instructor: Recreation Staff
location: Camp kennedy, Dartmouth Rd
ages: 11-13
meets: M-F, 7/5-8/12, 8:30 am- 4:30 pm (no class 7/4)
fee: $55 per week (six, one week sessions available)
school-aGe youth
JukiDO beginnerS
A co-ed self defense course incorporating Judo, Aikido
and karate. The main emphasis is on students doing
their best.
instructor: Master Joaquin Betancourt, IkA
location: Northwest Park Activity Room Bldg. #1
ages: 6-14
meets: F, 7/8-9/16, 6-7 p.m. (no class 7/22, 8/26, 9/2)
fee: $40/$50 (nr)
JukiDO returning
Prerequisite: Jukido Beginners
instructor: Master Joaquin Betancourt, IkA
location: Northwest Park Activity Room Bldg. #1
ages: 6-14
meets: F, 7/8-9/16, 7-8 p.m. (no class 7/22, 8/26, 9/2)
fee: $40/$50 (nr)
tenniS leSSOnS (early SuMMer)
Learn to play the game of tennis stressing footwork,
ground strokes, service and volleying. Bring your own
racquet. David Willard, uSTa Certified instructor
Teen/adult Evenings
Ages: 13 and older
early Session Meets: M/W, 6/6-6/22, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Later Session Meets: M/W, 6/6-6/22, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Charter Oak Tennis Courts
fee: $40/$50 (nr) per session
tenniS leSSOnS (SuMMer)
Learn to play the game of tennis stressing footwork,
ground strokes, service and volleying. Bring your own
racquet. David Willard, uSTa Certified instructor
Teen/adult Evenings
Ages: 13 and older
Session 1: M/W, 6/27-7/13, 6:30-7:30 pm (no class
7/4)
Session 2: M/W, 7/18-8/3, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Session 3: M/W, 8/8-8/24, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
location: Charter Oak Park Tennis Courts
fee: $40/$50 (nr) per session
14th annual earl yOSt tenniS ClaSSiC
July 14 - July 17
An open tennis tournament for single and doubles
divisions for most age groups. Play will be held at the
MHS and Charter Oak tennis courts. Information and
registration forms are available at all Recreation Centers, Customer Service Center (Town Hall) and on-line
at recreation.townofmanchester.org.
Date: 7/14-7/17, (rain site, Manchester Racquet Club)
location: MHS and Charter Oak Tennis Courts
Better Manchester/Parks and Recreation - Children and Youth Programs
terrain anD trail running NEW!
Learn the basic skills and proper technique of terrain
running, including and introduction to trail running on
Case Mountain.
Instructor: Natalie Carpenter
Location: Charter Oak Park
Ages: 6 to 15 years
Meets: M/W, 6/6-7/20, (no program 7/4)
Time: 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Fee: $30/$20 second sibling/$10 third sibling
lifeguarD training COurSe NEW!
If you’re 15 or older and looking for a great summer job
or challenging career that’s in demand, the Red Cross
Lifeguarding program is the place to start. Through
videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll
learn patron rescue and surveillance skills, first aid and
CPR/AED. Prerequisites: Must be at least 15 years old
and pass certain swimming requirements. Attendance
at each class is mandatory. Successful candidates will
receive a 2 year CPR/AED certification and 3 year
Lifeguarding certification.
Instructor: Michael Silver
Meets: M-F, 6/20-6/24, 3-8 p.m.
Location: Globe HollowPool
Fee: $155/$195 (nr)
SwiMMing leSSOnS See Swim Lessons Page
American Red Cross Learn to swim programs for ages
5 and older offering six progressive levels of swimming
instruction.
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baby booMeR's
social GRoup
what iS a baby bOOMer?
Glad you asked, baby boomers are those born between (and including) 1946 and 1964.There are about
75 million boomers in the U.S.; we currently represent
about 29% of the U.S. population.
whO are we lOOking fOr tO JOin the
ManCheSter baby bOOMer SOCial Club?
We're looking for men and women (single, married, divorced), with or without children. If you're in your 40's 60's, active, looking for a social outlet, please join our
group. This is a great way to meet new people in a fun,
relaxed and non-stressful atmosphere.
JOin tODay!
E-mail Boomer Coordinator, Deb kellie at:
[email protected] or contact karen Gubbins,
Recreation Supervisor at 647-3210 or at
[email protected]
bOOMerS anD beyOnD SOCial e-Mail
aCtivity netwOrking grOup
This is a great way to meet new people in a fun, relaxed and non-stressful atmosphere. It's easy to join.
Register today and receive detailed information on
many of the fun, social activities we have tentatively
planned for June through September. Please note we
must receive enough interest in order to hold activities.
Events tentatively planned for June – August
kayaking (quiet lakes/ponds/rivers), Golf (lessons), afternoon and weekend golf games, Tennis lessons,
Walks through the surrounding towns/trails, pick a
place -- Northampton, Newport, you name it! Biking,
Flower/gardening tours, White water rafting, Connecticut Wine Trails, Music -- consider Bethel Woods Center (NY), Tanglewood (MA), Constitution Plaza, East
Hartford Cultural Center events, you choose. Schooner
Cruise, Day Trips -- Block Island, Coney Island.
For detailed program information log on to our website
at: recreation.townofmanchester.org
williaM flOrian fOrMerly Of the new
ChriSty MinStrelS
OutDOOr COnCert for Baby Boomers & Beyond
Concert sponsored by the Manchester Police Department & the Manchester Fire-Rescue-EMS Department
Thursday, May 19th
Manchester Senior Center, 549 Middle Turnpike East.
Concert will be conducted rain or shine, indoor facility
available. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets.
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5 - 5:45 p.m. - Opening act. karen Bycholski, Tom
Neilan and Dennis Sheridan are an acoustic trio playing a range of songs that cover country/folk-rock and
easy listening favorites. They have played many venues in the Manchester area and beyond, including the
Hungry Tiger, Cavey's and the Bidwell Tavern in
Coventry. All reside in Bolton and have lent their talents to perform for various local benefit shows for the
Bolton Land Trust, the Bolton Education Foundation
and the Bolton Operation Graduation fundraiser.
weight! it’S yOga
A gentler form of yoga, uses a chair for additional support. Most of the exercises are done while sitting on,
leaning on or holding onto a chair. Yoga for people of
all ages and those with limited mobility.
instructor: Lina Soma
location: Northwest Park Activity Room, Bldg. #1
Session 1: Th, 6/30-9/22, 7-8 p.m.
fee: $65/$81 (nr)
6 - 7:45 p.m. – William Florian formerly of The New
Christy Minstrels
William Florian formerly of The New Christy Minstrels
will take you on a journey back in time to the flower
power era. This upbeat and energetic musical performance will include songs William performed as a
lead singer of the famous New Christy Minstrels plus
the music of Peter, Paul and Mary, John Denver, Pete
Seeger, Mamas & The Papas and uplifting originals,
presented with amusing stories in an intimate show.
A co-ed self defense course incorporating Judo, Aikido
& karate. Emphasis is on students doing their best.
instructor: Master Joaquin Betancourt, IkA
location: Northwest Park Activity Room Bldg. #1
ages: 15 and older
meets: F, 7/8-9/16, 8-9 p.m. (no class 7/22, 8/26, 9/2)
fee: $40/$50 (nr)
Moderately priced food will be available for purchase.
Event co-sponsored by the South Windsor and Manchester
Senior Centers and the Manchester Recreation Department.
bOOMer tenniS leSSOnS
Learn to play the game of tennis stressing footwork,
ground strokes, service and volleying. Bring your own
racquet. David Willard, uSTa Certified instructor
Ages: 40-64
Session 1: Tu, 6/21-7/12, 6:30-8:00 pm
Session 2: Tu, 7/26-8/16, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
location: Charter Oak Park Tennis Courts
fee: $40/$50 (nr) per session
land exeRcise n
oRthwest
paRk
Mat pilateS - new
This class will help to tone your muscles, and improve
your balance and circulation, with little, if any, impact
on your joints. Beneficial because it helps you learn to
breathe deeply and relax, which will come in handy as
you face the physical demands of labor.
Instructor: Gina Schriver
Location: Northwest Park Acvitity Room Bldg. #1
Session 1: W, 6/29-9/21, 7-8 p.m.
fee: $65/$81 (nr)
6th annual MOrning SuMMer bOOt CaMp
No excuses this Summer. Come rain or shine you
gotta be ready! This class is for ANYBODY that has
been committed to a regular exercise program that is
looking for a change from their regular workout. We do
it all…walking, jogging, lite running, hiking, body resistant exercises, weights, pilates, stretching, intervals,
track workouts, hill climbing, you name it we do it!
instructor: Miriam DeGrandi, Certified Trainer
location: Northwest Park Activity Room Bldg. #1
meets: M-F, 7/5-8/1, 6:30-7:45 a.m. (arrive on time)
fee: $155/$194 (nr)
Better Manchester/Parks and Recreation - Boomers and Adult Programs
JukiDO aDultS
CarDiO COMbO
This class allows you to diversify your workout routine.
Classes will alternate between exhilarating step aerobic routines and power packed kick boxing sessions!
instructor: Lisa Young
location: Northwest Park Activity Room, Bldg. #1
ages: 18 and older
Session 1: M/W, 7/6-8/10, 6-7p.m.
Session 2: M/W, 8/15-9/21, 6-7 p.m. (no class 9/5)
fee: $55/$69 (nr) per session
abS & yOga - tueSDayS
Focuses on developing awareness flexibility and
strength in the core body through postures, various abdominal exercises and breath.
instructor: Colleen Zimmer
location: Northwest Park Activity Room Bldg. #1
ages: 18 and older
Session 1: Tues, 6/28-9/20, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
fee: $65/$81 (nr)
pOwer yOga - tueSDayS & thurSDayS
This practice is athletic and meditative, gain strength
and endurance in body and mind. This practice links
breath and a progressive seris of postures, it builds
heat purifying the body of toxins and improved circulation leaving the body to feel light and strong.
instructor: Colleen Zimmer
location: Northwest Park Activity Room Bldg. #1
ages: 18 and older
Session 1: T/Th, 6/28-8/4, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
fee: $60/$75 (nr)
Session 2: T/Th, 8/9-9/22, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
fee: $70/$88 (nr)
C.O.r.e. yOga MOnDayS
Yoga movements, yogic breathing, meditation and
relaxation. Poses will increase flexibility, improve muscle and bone strength. Helps control weight, enhances
emotional well-being and calms the nervous system.
instructor: Lina Soma
location: Northwest Park Activity Room, Bldg. #1
ages: 18 and older
Session 1: Mon, 6/27-9/19, 7-8 pm (no class 7/4, 9/5)
fee: $55/$69 (nr)
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land exeRcise coMMunity y
Say gOODbye tO fat
Intensive floor exercise with primary attention given to
burning body fat cells and strength conditioning. We
will target different body parts for the most effective
workout. Please bring water to class.
instructor: kori Burz
location: Community Y Ball Room
ages: 18 and older
Session 1 meets: Tu/Th, 6/28-7/28, 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.
fee per session: $40/$50 (nr)
pilateS with prOpS
Pilates strengthens the muscles that support the spine
(the neck, shoulders, abs, hips and thighs) to bring balance into the body. Most body aches and pains are
due to muscular imbalance. Pilates helps to realign the
spine in order to decrease tension, increase flexibility,
and strengthen the body from the inside out.
instructor: Miriam DeGrandi
location: Community Y Dance Room
ages: 18 and older
meets: Tu, 9/6-9/27, 9 -10 a.m.
fee: $20/$25 (nr)
perSOnal training One On One
A personal trainer will design an exercise program
specifically for you. Your trainer will motivate you
through your workout and ensure proper form and
safety. Personal needs such as introduction to cardio
equipment and weights will be addressed if needed.
instructor: Brenda Bourne
location: Community Y Rec Center Fitness Room
ages: 18 and older
meets: Call 647-3164 to set up an appointment
fees for one person:
1/1 Hour Session: $35/$44 (nr) per session
5/1 Hour Sessions: $160/$200 (nr) per session
10/1 One Hour Sessions: $300/$375 (nr) per session
fees for two persons (buddy rate): Best Deal
1/1 Hour Session: $50/$63 (nr) per session
5/1 Hour Sessions: $210/$250 (nr) per session
10/1 One Hour Sessions: $400/$475 (nr) per session
ZuMba
Zumba is a fusion of latin and international music that
creates a dynamic, exciting and effective fitness system. It incorporates cardio kick boxing, belly dancing
with merengue and salsa moves.
instructor: kori Burz
location: Community Y Dance Room
ages: 18 and older
Session 1: M/W, 6/27-8/1, 7:00-8:00 pm (no class 7/4)
fee Session 1: $50/63 (nr)
instructor: Marlene Navarro
location: Community Y Dance Room
ages: 18 and older
Session 1: T/TH, 8/2-9/1, 5:30-6:15 p.m.
fee: $40/$50 (nr)
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ZuMbatOning
Zumba Toning takes the original Zumba dance-fitness
class to the next level utilizing an innovative muscle
training protocol and the addition of light weight toning
sticks or dumbbells. Created to emphasize muscle
work along with rhythms, this combination of cardio
and dynamic resistive exercises is an effective use of
progressive light weight training to improve overall performance.
instructor: Marlene Navarro
location: Community Y Dance Room
ages: 18 and older
Session 1: T/TH, 8/2-9/1, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
fee: $40/$50 (nr)
harD COre anD MOre - weD Or fri
A class that incorporates using Body Resistance Exercises, Pilates, Bands, Free Weights, and Balls. This
class will help you develop and maintain core strength
throughout the whole body. This is a non aerobic, non
impact class that meets one time per week for one
hour.
instructor: Miriam DeGrandi, Certified Trainer
location: Community “Y” Dance Room
ages: 18 and older
Wednesday Session: W, 9/7-9/28, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Friday Session Meets: F, 9/9-9/30, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
fee: $20/$25 (nr) per session
tOtal bODy pluS
Need a total body makeover? This is the class for you.
Train every major muscle group through a series of
strength/resistance exercises using a variety of equipment including hand weights, tubing, medicine balls,
etc. Never a dull moment in this hour aimed at increasing strength, endurance and core conditioning. The
plus....cardio "bursts" to increase your heart rate &
maximize fat burning. Easy to modify and great for all
fitness levels.
instructor: Brenda Bourne
location: Community Y Recreation Center Dance
Room
ages: 18 and older
Session 1: M/W, 6/27-8/1, 5:45-6:45 pm (no class 7/4)
Session 2: M/W, 8/8-9/19, 5:45-6:45 p.m. (no class
8/29, 8/31, 9/5)
fee: $50/$63 (nr) per session
yOga fOr aCtive lifeStyleS:
flexibility, Strength anD JOy all levelS
Enjoy your activities more this season through the
practice of yoga. In this class, you will practice poses
to increase your range of motion and flexibility, especially in the hips and hamstrings. You'll also spend time
cultivating upper-body strength, core strength and balance.
instructor: Barbara Titus
location: Community Y Ball Room
Session 1: M/W, 6/27-8/1, 6:45-7:45 p.m. (no class
7/4, 7/6, 7/11)
Fee: $40/$50 (nr) per session
Session 2: M/W, 8/8-9/12, 6:45-7:45 pm (no class 9/5)
fee: $50/$63 (nr) per session
Better Manchester/Parks and Recreation - Adult Programs
OutDOOr fitneSS - new
Held at various outdoor locations in Manchester some
of those including the Manchester Trail system and
Manchester High School track. Walking, hiking, some
lite running and body weight resistance exercises.
instructor: Miriam DeGrandi, Certified Trainer
location: Outdoors (rain location Community “Y”)
ages: 18 and older
meets: Th, 9/8-9/29, 9:00-10:15 a.m.
fee: $20/$25 (nr)
intenSe fitneSS - new
This class, similar to programs seen on TV, is designed to help you reach your fitness goals. It combines drills, strength training, plyometrics, and
stretching to sculpt and train your body - a demanding
workout that will keep you sweating, and testing your
limits. Perfect for motivated people who don't mind
working hard to get real results!
instructor: kori Burz
location: Community “Y” Dance Room
ages: 18 and older
meets: Tu/Th, 6/28-7/28, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
fee: $50/$63 (nr)
otheR pRoGRaMs
CarDiO latina
tM
A dance class that teaches exciting latin ballroom technique so you can dance at any nightclub or social function. The movements are designed to help anyone to
exercise safely, even those who have injuries or difficulty with high impact aerobics. Learn the Merengue,
Salsa, Samba, Bachata and Cumbia dances.
instructor: Ashly Cruz
location: Manchester Senior Center Auditorium
ages: 18 and older
Session: M, 7/11-9/19, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (no class 8/15,
8/22, 9/5)
fee: $40/$50 (nr) per session
tai Chi beginner ClaSS - friDayS
Learn the basic movements of this relaxing exercise
class. Movements that promotes improvement of posture, balance, coordination, agility and range of motion.
It helps to reduce stress and physical tension.
meets: 7/1-9/16, 7:30-8:30 pm (no class 8/19, 8/26)
instructor: ken Zaborowski
location: Senior Center Auditorium
ages: 18 and older
fee: $50/$63 (nr) per session
COntinuing tai Chi fOr lOng life friDayS
Improves posture, balance, coordination, reduces
stress and physical tension, and increases agility and
range of motion and learn Yan style short form.
Sess 1: 7/1-9/16, 6:30-7:30 pm (no class 8/19, 8/26)
instructor: ken Zaborowski
location: Senior Center Auditorium
ages: 18 and older
fee: $50/$63 (nr) per session
tenniS leSSOnS (SuMMer) See page 18 -Youth
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GeneRal inFoRMation
ManCheSter SeniOr Center
The Senior Center is part of the Recreation Department. The Senior Center along with the Human Services Department collaborate to provide a full spectrum
of quality programs including recreational, social and
health programs for Manchester seniors.
549 East Middle Turnpike • 647-3211
Dates of Operation: Year round
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30 p.m.
T/Th, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. (3/29-6/2)
MeMberShip
Senior Center Membership Cards can be purchased at
the Manchester Senior Center or Recreation and Customer Service Centers. Senior Center cards are honored at all Recreation Centers and outdoor pools.
Proof of age and residency is required upon purchase.
The cost of the membership is $5. Membership cards
are valid through august 31, 2011. Members age 60
and older may participate in all programs. Members
age 55 through 59 may participate in evening programs only. Many programs and activities are offered
at no additional cost.
regiStratiOn fOr prOgraMS
Most programs are for 60 & older and require pre-registration at the Senior Center or at the other Recreation
registration locations. Registration begins on Monday,
May 16 at 10:00 a.m. No phone registrations.
Off Site prOgraMS
The Senior Center offers activities that are run outside
of the Senior Center. These programs, as well as the
Senior Center programs, are open to Manchester residents who are 60 and over. Programs include: Breakfast Club, Senior Hoopsters and At Home Program.
For more information, call the Senior Center at 6473211.
SuppOrt grOup prOgraMS
The Senior Center offers the following support group
programs: Caregivers, Low Vision, Diabetes. For more
information about these groups, contact the Senior
Center at 647-3211.
health prOgraMS
The Manchester Health Department provides the
following health programs at the Senior Center: Blood
Pressure Screening, Foot Care, Diabetes Support
Group, Fall Risk Assessments and Health Consultation. For more information, contact the Senior Center
at 647-3211.
SOCial ServiCe prOgraMS
Questions regarding health insurance, home care,
housing, ConnPACE or anything of a personal nature
can be directed to Sue Bernstein or Helena Deary, the
Senior Center Social Workers by making an appointment by calling 647-3211.
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Meal prOgraM
Lunch is served daily at noon. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance and no later than 12:30
p.m. the day before. Call 647-3211 for reservations.
Recommended lunch donation of $2 is suggested for
60 and over. Under 60 must pay $4.50.
tripS
Trips offered by the Senior Center are advertised in the
J.I. paper on Saturdays, in the newsletter and online.
Day trips, overnights, cruises and trips abroad are
available, brochures are at the Senior Center.
CanCellatiOn pOliCy
During inclement weather, if Manchester schools are
closed, all center programs, meals and transportation
are cancelled for that day. However, the Center staff is
required to report to the office for its regular scheduled
office hours. When school is on a 90 minute delay all
programs, meals and transportation will be delayed
until 10:00 a.m. Call the center or check WTIC 1080
AM for exact time of opening.
tranSpOrtatiOn
The Senior Center provides transportation for Manchester senior residents who wish to come to the center for classes, activities and lunch. Transportation is
also provided for those who wish to grocery shop on
Tuesdays. Our bus goes to a different department
store each Wednesday for general shopping.
Grocery Shopping
1st Tuesday - Shop-Rite
2nd Tuesday - Stop & Shop
3rd Tuesday - Shop-Rite
4th Tuesday - Stop & Shop
5th Tuesday - Shop-Rite (subject to change)
Department Store Shopping
1st Wed - Walmart
2nd Wed - Target
3rd Wed - kmart/kohl's
4th Wed - Buckland Mall & Christmas Tree Shop
5th Wed - Walmart (subject to change)
riDeS tO anD frOM the SeniOr Center
Bus rides can be scheduled up to 3:00 p.m. on the day
before your ride. Please call the Senior Center office at
647-3211 and speak with staff to schedule bus rides.
CanCellatiOn Of riDe
If you find that you need to cancel your ride with us,
please call the office. We appreciate as much advance
notice as possible.
social leisuRe
at hOMe therapeutiC reCreatiOn
Low impact exercise, crafts, reminiscing, music, current events, 1 hour visits on a bi-weekly basis to the
homes of seniors that cannot attend the Senior Center.
meets: M-Th, 5/31-8/11, 10:00-1:00 p.m.
instructor: Nina Stramaglia
ages: 60 and up
Better Manchester/Parks and Recreation - Senior Center
breakfaSt Club
This friendly group meets on Fridays for a good meal
and great conversation. All are welcome.
meets: Fridays, 9-10 a.m.
Dates: 6/3-8/26
location: Guido's, 242 Broad St., Manchester
ages: 60 and up
SeniOr CirCle
This group meets bi-weekly for a variety of activities,
such as, crafts, games, gentle exercise, holiday celebrations, and more. This group is lead by a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and requires pre-registration.
meets: Tuesday/Thursday, 5/31-8/11
Dates: 10-1 p.m.
instructor: Nina Stramaglia
location: Senior Center Craft Room
ages: 60 and up
reD hat SOCiety
We are the women in the red and pink hats. We are
the ones enjoying life to the fullest, no matter where we
are or what we are doing! We are the mothers, daughters and grandmothers, of society. “What do you do?”
The answer is...we do exactly what we wish to do.
instructor: Toni Sterne
meets: Tu, 6/7-7/5, 1:00-3:30 p.m. (1st Tues each mth)
location: Senior Center Library
ages: 60 and older
gOlDen agerS
This social group meets twice a month for conversation
and to play bingo. Visit this group to find out more
about their activities. New folks always welcome!
meets: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Month, 1-3 p.m.
Dates: 6/14-8/9
location: Senior Center Bingo Room
ages: 60 and up
cReative leisuRe
quilting grOup
Enjoy working on your quilting project in the company
of others. Instructor will assist with layout, color selection, pattern and more. Sewing machines are available.
meets: Thursday, 6/2-8/11, 1-4 p.m.
instructor: Ginny Dodd
location: Senior Center Craft Room
ages: 60 and up
flOral CraftS grOup
Enjoy working with silk flowers and greenery? Enjoy
making arrangements, wreaths, swags? This friendly
group meets to work on projects, share stories and
enjoy tea and treats.
meets: Monday, 6/6-8/8, 1-4 p.m. (no class 7/4)
instructor: Senior Center Volunteer
location: Senior Center Craft Room
ages: 60 and up
special events
See special event page (page 13)
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cReative leisuRe
plaStiC CanvaS ClaSS
Use plastic canvas as a foundation for needlepoint or
other embroidery work using acrylic or wool knitting
yarn. Due to the rigidity of the plastic canvas it is useful
in creating 3-D objects such as tissue box covers,
small jewelry boxes, handbags and more. Participants
should bring scissors and a blunt tapestry.
meets: Friday, 6/3-8/12, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
instructor: Emelyn Bridges
location: Senior Center Craft Room
ages: 60 and up
waterCOlOr anD Oil painting grOup
Friendly group of artists meets weekly to draw, create,
share and inspire each other. All artists are encouraged to drop in. Participants provide own supplies.
meets: Tuesday, 5/31-8/9, 1-3:30 p.m.
location: Senior Center Craft Room
ages: 60 and up
frienDShip CirCle
Come spend the morning with this friendly group working on knitting, crocheting and other craft projects.
meets: Wednesdays, 6/1-8/10, 8:30 -11:30 a.m.
location: Senior Center Craft Room
Digital phOtOgraphy grOup
Shooting to printing. All the basics are covered in this
group. Learn photography techniques. Instructor takes
the time with all participants. All ability levels welcome.
meets: Monday, 6/6-8/8, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (no class 7/4)
instructor: Sylvan Ofiara
location: Senior Center Craft Room
ages: 60 and up
educational leisuRe
bOOk grOup
Join this group to read and discuss different novels
every month. New readers are always welcome.
meets: 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6/21
Time: 10:30 a.m.-12 noon
instructor: Senior Center Volunteer
location: Senior Center Library
ages: 60 and up
Fitness and MoveMent
bellyrObiCS
Belly dance movements and isolation exercises, folk
and ballroom dance steps. Works on these areas:
bust, midriff, waist, tummy, hips, thighs, calves and
arms: firming, toning and whittling down the inches.
Improve strength and flexibility, while delivering a low
impact, high energy, cardio-vascular workout.
meets: Tuesdays, 6/7-7/26, 10-11 a.m.
instructor: Rima Ridel
location: Senior Center Auditorium
ages: 60 and up
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yOga pluS (bring Mat anD tOwel tO ClaSS)
SeniOr aquatiC exerCiSe Very Low Impact
A mat based yoga class designed for the active senior
with few limitations. Develop your strength and respect
your limitations as you move through yoga postures.
meets: M/W, 6/6-7/27, 2:30-3:30 p.m. (no class 7/4)
instructor: Melissa Little
location: Senior Center Auditorium
ages: 60 and up
Basic stretching and water resistance workout.
meets: F, 7/8-8/12, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
instructor: Lori Dusza
location: West Side Swimming Pool
ages: 55 and up
brOaDway DanCe fitneSS
Easy dance routines, mixed in with simple exercises
and stretching! We get our heart rates up, improve balance and coordination, and gently tone muscles.
meets: Thursdays, 5/26-6/30, 1:30-2:15 p.m.
Instructor: Ann Quinn
location: Senior Center Auditorium
ages: 60 and up
Strength anD flexibility
Great for all fitness levels. A combination of low impact
aerobics, light weights & exertubes to improve balance, muscle tone & overall cardio health.
instructor: Laura Dunfield
location: Senior Center Auditorium
ages: 60 and up
meets: Monday, 6/6-8/8, 9-10:00 a.m. (no class 7/4)
meets: Wednesday, 6/8-8/10, 10-11:00 a.m.
meets: Friday, 6/10-8/12, 10-11:00 a.m.
tai Chi 1
Use slow, gentle movements to build energy, increase
balance and encourage relaxation. All fitness levels.
meets: Tuesdays (2:30-3:30pm), 7/5-8/9
instructor: Malee khow
location: Senior Center Auditorium
ages: 60 and up
tai Chi 2
More advanced series of movements. Slow-paced, this
class promotes balance, builds energy and encourages relaxation. Must compete Tai Chi 1 to take class.
meets: Tuesdays (1:30-2:30pm), 7/5-8/9
nOrDiC walking SeMinar fOr SeniOrS
Learn why walking with poles has become a popular
activity in Europe and its popularity is rapidly increasing in the U.S. Must pre-register for this seminar.
meets: Thursday, 6/2-6/2, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
instructor: Jack Fila, Certified Nordic Walking Instructor
location: Library
ages: 60 and up
nOrDiC walking ClaSSeS fOr SeniOrS
This class will enable you to enhance your normal
walking. Equipment provided for use during class.
Wear suitable clothing and comfortable footwear.
meets: Thursdays, 6/9-6/30, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
instructor: Jack Fila, Certified Nordic Walking Instructor
location: Outdoors
ages: 60 and up
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ZuMba gOlD
Zumba fuses hypnotic latin rhythms and easy to follow
moves to create a dynamic workout system.
instructor: Marlene Navarro
meets: Thursday, 6/2-7/28, 2:45-3:30 p.m.
location: Senior Center Auditorium
ages: 60 and older
walking grOup
Meets for weekly treks around town and beyond.
meets: Wednesday, 6/1-8/10, 8:45-11 a.m.
instructor: Helen Partridge
location: Senior Center Parking Lot
ages: 60 and up
guiDeD MeDitatiOn
Relax, breath deep! This class will help you to find
inner peace and focus on positive outcomes.
instructor: Laura Dunfield
meets: Wednesday, 6/8-8/10, 11:15-11:45 a.m.
location: Senior Center Library
ages: 60 and older
light-n-lively
Low impact cardio workout.
meets: Mon/Wed, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Dates: 6/6-8/10 (no class 7/4)
Instructor: Gina Schriver
location: Senior Center Auditorium
ages: 60 and up
line DanCing fOr SeniOrS
Line dance is choreographed dance without contact.
meets: Th, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Dates: 6/9-8/11
Instructor: Laura Dunfield
location: Senior Center Auditorium
ages: 60 and up
CarDS, gaMeS anD billiarDS
Interested participants may join at any time.
PrOGram
Day Of THe Week
Billiards
Bingo
Bridge
Dominoes
Duplicate Bridge
karaoke
Mahjongg
Open Computer
Pinochle
Poker
Setback
Social Bridge
Wii
M-F
M&F
Tuesdays
Wednesdays
Thursdays,
Fridays
Tuesdays
M & Th
Mondays
Mondays
Fridays
Wednesdays,
M & Th
Time
8:30-4:30
10-12 p.m.
8:30-11:30am
12:45-3:00 p.m.
12:30-4 p.m.
11-12:00 pm
12:30-2:30 pm
9-11 a.m.
12:30-2:30 pm
12:45-3 p.m.
12:45-3:00 pm
12:30-4 pm
10-11:30 am
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eaSy regiStratiOn
The Parks and Recreation Department now offers four different ways to register for
programs you are interested in. Register now and enjoy all the different types of
programs Manchester Parks and Recreation has to offer.
registration Begins as follows:
residents: Monday, May 16, 2011
non-residents: Wednesday, May 18, 2011
ceive a printed receipt upon registration. Program information will also be included
on this form. Walk-in registrants will receive a receipt and must sign a customer receipt log verifying registration and receiving a receipt.
waiting liSt
If your desired class is filled, you will automatically be placed on a waiting
list and your money will be returned. You will be notified by our department
if openings become available.
regiStratiOn OptiOnS
Avoid waiting in line and enjoy the convenience of registering from your home
computer 24 hours a day/seven days a week. Simply log on to:
recreation.townofmanchester.org and click on to on-line registration.
2. mail-in registration
Mail-in registration will be accepted for all Parks and Recreation programs with
the exception of the Nike Tykes Preschool, youth swimming lessons, and Senior
Center programs. Registration is randomly processed by its post-marked date.
Confirmation will be sent within five working days of receipt. Payment can be made
with check, money order and Master Card or Visa only.
860-647-3083
1. internet registration 24/7
3. fax registration form using Credit Card
Fax your registration using VISA or Mastercard to our fax number, 647-3083. Registration by fax should be no earlier than registration dates indicated above.
4. Walk-in registration
Walk into any of the following registration sites Monday-Friday, during listed business hours. Payment can be made with cash, check, money order and credit/debit
card (Master Card and Visa only).
Center Springs main Office, 39 Lodge Drive, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Community “y” rec Center, 78 North Main Street, 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
mahoney rec Center, 110 Cedar Street, 6-9 p.m.
Customer Service Center, Town Hall, 41 Center Street, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
reSiDenCy pOliCy anD nOn-reSiDent regiStratiOn
Participants must be Manchester residents and proof of residency is required upon
registration, unless otherwise noted. A resident is defined as a person who permanently resides in the Town of Manchester. Non-residents may only register for programs that indicate nr-(non-resident fee) next to the listed fee.
prOgraM enrOllMent pOliCy
Enrollment is limited and most programs are based on a first come, first serve
basis. The Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel or close a program
which does not meet minimum enrollment requirements.
refunD pOliCy
Full refunds will be made if a request is made at least one week prior to the start of
the program or if the Recreation Department cancels the class. Partial refunds will
be made on a pro-rated basis, based on the date of notification, only in the first half
of the programs duration. Refunds will not be considered once classes are half over
or after the program ends.
prO-rating feeS fOr late regiStratiOn
Late registration will be accepted for most programs if space permits. Programs will
be pro-rated up to 50% at or after the programs mid-point. Registration taken prior
to the programs mid-point will be charged full price.
COnfirMatiOn reCeipt
A confirmation receipt of your registration will be mailed for mail and fax registrants
only. On-line registrants should print out their receipt and walk-in registrants will re-
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