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Youth Programs: Fall 2018
by posted 08/25/2018

Youth 2018 Fall Programs

 

Pre-K & Kindergarten Transitional After School Program- 2018/2019 School Year

Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays- 2018/2019

            Session I:        September 6, 11, 13, 20, 25, 27 (No Class 9/18)

            Session II:       October 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 25, 30 (No Class 10/23)

            Session III:      November 1, 8, 13, 15, 27, 29 (No Class 11/6, 11/20, 11/22)

            Session IV:     December 4, 6, 13, 18 (No Class 12/11, 12/20)

            Session V:       January 8, 10, 15, 17, 24, 29, 31 (No Class 1/3, 1/22)

            Session VI:     February 7, 12, 14, 26, 28 (No Class 2/5, 2/19, 2/21)

            Session VII:    March 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 28 (No Class 3/5, 3/26)

            Session VIII:   April 2, 4, 11, 23, 25, 30 (No Class 4/9, 4/16, 4/18)

            Session IX:     May 2, 7, 9, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 (No Class 5/14, 5/27)

            Session X:       June 6, 11, 13 (Depending on Snow Days), (No Class 6/4)

Time:   11:45-3:00

Who:   4-5 years of age 

Fee:     September:     $295 (6 Days)

           October:          $385 (8 Days)

           November:      $295 (6 Days)

           December:      $240 (4 Days)

           January:          $340 (7 Days)

           February:        $250 (5 Days)

           March:             $295 (6 Days)

           April:              $295 (6 Days)

           May:               $385 (8 Days)

           June:               $150 (3 Days)

Location: Brick Building on School Campus

Instructors: Heidi Lane, Barbie Cooke

Our Transitional Kindergarten program offers varied educational opportunities for your child to soar academically while growing and developing at their own pace. They will be enriched in creative play, reading, math, science, social studies, and cooking. Our emphasis is on learning in a creative setting and creative activities that will foster independence and social skills. Minimum class size is 6, Maximum will be 8 which allows for a fantastic teacher student ratio. Led by highly qualified professional instructors who have taught the Kindergarten After School Program and the Pre-K Transitional After School Program for the past three years at the Brick Building. Instructors will meet children at the end of the day a safely walk to the Brick Building on school campus.

 

New Early Release After School Program

Dates:  Tuesdays

            Session I: September 18

            Session II: October 23

            Session IV: December 11

            Session V: January 22

            Session V: February 5

            Session VI: March 5

            Session VII: March 26

            Session VIII: April 9

            Session IX: May 14

            Session X: June 4

Time:  12:30-3:00pm

Who:   Grades K-3

Fee:     $50

Location: Brick Building on School Campus

Instructors: Heidi Lane and Barbie Cooke

Our emphasis will be on offering children a creative setting and activities that will foster learning and excitement in various areas including math, reading, science, social studies and cooking. Our instructors have taught the Kindergarten After School Program and the PreK Kindergarten Transitional Program.  Instructors will meet children at the end of the day and safely walk to the Brick Building on school campus. Program is limited to 12 students so please register early.  For additional information, please call the Recreation Office at 978-369-9815. 

 

All Aboard the S.T.E.A.M. Engine (Part 1)

Dates: Mondays, September 10-October 22 (No Class 10/8)

Time:  3:15-4:15pm

Who:   Grades K-4

Fee:     $175 (6 Wks)

Location: Brick Building on School Campus

Instructors: Heidi Lane and Barbie Cooke

Every week your child wil have the opportunity to explore hands-on STEAM activities! He/she will be engaged with an activity that will challenge and excite them throughout the hour!! Space is limited so register early. Instructors will meet children at the end of the day and safely walk to the Brick Building on school campus.

 

All Aboard the S.T.E.A.M. Engine (Part 2)

Dates: Mondays, October 29-December 10 (No Class 11/12)

Time:  3:15-4:15pm

Who:   Grades K-4

Fee:     $175 (6 Wks)

Location: Brick Building on School Campus

Instructors: Heidi Lane, Barbie Cooke, Jane Kennedy

Every week your child wil have the opportunity to explore hands-on STEAM activities! He/she will be engaged with an activity that will challenge and excite them throughout the hour!! Space is limited so register early. Instructors will meet children at the end of the day and safely walk to the Brick Building on school campus.

 

Santa is Calling

Date:   Wednesday, December 12

Time:  6:00-8:00pm

Who:   All Believers

Fee:     Free

Location: North Pole

There will be a special telephone line from the North Pole to Carlisle. If you wish to have Santa call your child, please send a note and indicate any special topics you would like mentioned and mail to the Recreation Department, 66 Westford Street, Carlisle, MA. A phone call will be made between the hours of 6:00-8:00pm.

 

Creative Dance

Dates:  Mondays, October 15-November 26 (No Class 11/12)

Time:  10:30-11:15am

Who:   Ages 3 & 4

Fee:     $60 (6 wks)

Location: Brick Building

Instructor: Heather Dinsmore

Creative Dance is designed for preschool aged children. This class helps children to recognize their physical person. It teaches them dance moves with a fun approach through games and songs. This class also includes stretching, tumbling and development of motor skills.

 

Halloween Brigade

Dates:  Tuesday, October 23

Time: 3:15-4:45pm

Who:   Grades 1-5

Fee:     $35

Location: Brick Building

Instructor: Nellie’s Design

Halloween Brigade comes join this fun filled class that will bring the Halloween and fall joy for each child. Each child will make a Halloween themed art project to take home and enjoy over the fall season and share with their family. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to take part in this limited class.

 

Snowman Extravaganza

Dates:  Tuesdays, December 18

Time: 3:15-4:45pm

Who:   Grades 1-5

Fee:     $35

Location: Brick Building

Instructor: Nellie’s Design

Snow man Extravaganza is great class for crafters looking for a holiday theme project t with a new challenge!  Students will be creating a snowman project that they will be able to enjoy for years to come and keep on display for the winter months.  Each participant will leave the workshop with his or her own unique snowman project.

 

Character’s Come Alive

Dates:  Tuesdays, November 27-December 18

Time: 4:30-5:30pm

Who:   Grades K-3

Fee:     $110 (4 wks)

Location: Brick Building

Instructor: Nellie’s Design

Storyteller Teresa Riffe actively brings contemporary and traditional children’s literature to life with their high-spirited and innovative performances. Using a unique combination of storytelling, face painting, and dress up. This class educates, entertains and leads children into the world of books. You’ll see colorful characters from literature come to life in a program designed to promote reading, imagination and an interest in books. Many different cultures and literary styles are represented in his stories, all of which are available through enrichment programs through your school or community library.

 

Calling All Authors’ and Illustrators-Inspire Young Writers

Dates:   Mondays, September 10-October 1

Time:   4:30-5:30pm

Who:    Grades 3 & Up

Fee:      $125 (4 wks)

Location: Brick Building

Instructor: Nellie’s Design

This class is geared for children’s literacy and art. We will encourage your child to be creative and imaginative. The children will build their confidence and writing skills. We will tap into your child’s creativity and encourage them to express themselves with this unique experience of writing and illustrating these resources promotes writing basics to fantasy-writing inspiration. Children will use a hard cover books and use multi-mediums for their illustrations

 

Photography 101

Dates:  Tuesdays, September 11-October 16

Time:  4:30-5:30pm

Who:   Grades 2 & UP

Fee:     $120 (6 Wks)

Location: Brick Building

Instructor: Nellie’s Design

See your world through a new lens as you uncover the secrets of your camera! Digital and black and white photography. Here’s a chance to learn digital photography. Each class will teach a new text. Children will earn how to express themselves through their lens. Open to all levels. Please bring your digital camera, memory card and your battery with a full charge. The children will be taking some nature walks and will have a gallery on the last day of class for all family members to enjoy.

 

Writing Wizards
Dates:   Mondays, October 15-November 5

Time:  4:30-6:30
Who:   Grades 2-5
Fee:    $150 (4 Wks)
Location: Brick Building, 97 School Street
Instructor: Right Brain Curriculum

In Writing Wizards, we foster a love of writing by guiding students to write and publish their own real book! Using novels like Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia as inspiration, each class designs a fantasy world that includes major and minor characters, fantastic settings, an extended backstory and a world of wonder.  The authors use artwork and brainstorming to design plot twists and dynamic characters. Teachers guide the students, providing contextual mini-lessons on writing techniques that include the use of appropriate dialogue, detailed descriptions, sensory-rich word choice, and character, plot and theme development.   At the end of the course, students publish their first real novel—signed by our Writing Wizards! See a full curriculum preview! http://rightbraincurriculum.com/writing-wizards   


Business Sharks
Dates:   Mondays, November 19-December 10

Time:  4:30-6:30
Who:   Grades 2-5
Fee:    $150 (4 Wks)
Location: Brick Building, 97 School Street
Instructor: Right Brain Curriculum

In our Business Sharks class, students play the role of young entrepreneurs as they start with the germ of an idea for a product and business and take it through the entire entrepreneurial process.  Our students develop prototypes, formulate a business plan and devise a marketing strategy.  Meanwhile, students learn through contextual lessons on concepts such as wages, profits and branding while designing print ads, acting out "TV commercials," researching real estate locations and creating replicas of their storefronts.  The class concludes with our young executives pitching their ideas to a group of parents and teachers.  These young executives will really be taking care of business! Check out the curriculum “sneak peek” at http://www.rightbraincurriculum.com/businesssharks

 

Artisan Jewelry – Before School Class

Dates:  Wednesdays, October 31-December 5

Time:  7:50-8:30am

Who:   Grades 2 & up

Fee:     $120 (6 Wks)

Location: Brick Building

Instructor: Nellie’s Design

Children will learn the art of jewelry design along with jewelry casting using multi mediums. This class will be an exciting and a one of kind experience for your child. Each child will make one or two complete items per day. Children are encouraged to explore their creativity and are introduced to interesting color and texture while improving hand eye coordination, small muscle development and pattern making skills all in a relaxed and joyful environment.

 

Junk Art – Before School Class

Dates:  Wednesdays, September 19-October 24

Time:  7:50-8:30am

Who:   Grades 2 & up

Fee:     $120 (6 Wks)

Location: Brick Building

Instructor: Nellie’s Design

Students will create their own individual sculpture using mostly recycled materials. This is an amazing 6 week program where children will have fun while constructing their one-of-a-kind work of art. The variety of sculptures may include instruments, abstract, still life, etc. Children will bring home their masterpiece at the end of the program. Don’t miss out on this unique class.

 

Up-Cycled Fashion Design/Fashion Show – Middle School Program

Dates:  Tuesdays, September 4-25

Time:  2:30-4:00pm

Who:   Grades 5-8

Fee:     $135 (4 Wks)

Location: Brick Building

Instructor: Nellie’s Design

Take your existing fabric and clothing and turn it into a spectacular creation that will reflect your personality. Bring in your old tees, jeans, dresses, table cloth, pillow cases, etc. This class will focus on sewing skills and design work. We will work daily on a complete outfit and on your last day of class we’ll have a Fashion Show for family and friends.  Please join us for this unique and fun class.

 

Fashion Design

Dates:  Tuesdays, October 30-November 20

Time:  4:30-6:00pm

Who:   Grades 4 & up

Fee:     $135 (4 Wks)

Location: Brick Building

Instructor: Nellie’s Design

Fashion Illustration students will learn how to draw stylized, proportional fashion figures and how to sketch and illustrate their creative designs on illustration boards. Classes will focus on illustrating realistic looking textiles and their draping using a variety of artistic mediums. Students will also be able to learn (with lots of discussion and class input) all about today’s styles. Students will also make accessories to go with their new fashion designs such as scarf’s, bracelets and earrings.

 

Charcoal & Pastel Art Studio for Family

Dates: Wednesdays, September 19-October 24

Time: 5:00-7:00pm

Who:   Everyone Welcome

Fee:     $120 (6 Wks)

Location: TBD in Carlisle

Instructor: Alma Bella Solis

Students will produce their own composition as they interpret the instructor-selected art subjects using either charcoal pencils/chalks or, dry pastel chalks/pencils or, the combination of both. New students should bring to class their own choice of art subject to draw. Drawing techniques in outline, contour, shading, blending and detailing are taught. Materials needed include 18x24 drawing pad, charcoal pencil sticks, set of pastel sticks, blending stumps, tri-tip eraser, easel. Art Instructors Website: www.alma-bella-solis.fineartamerica.com/profiles/alma-bella-solis.html.

 

Basket Weaving – Parent/Child

Dates:  Sundays, October 14-November 4

Time:  10:00am-Noon

Who:   Grades 4 & Up

Fee:     $160 (4 Wks)

Location: Brick Building

Instructor: Nellie’s Design

This is a great class for crafters looking for a new craft, and a new challenge! Learn the art of basket weaving! Students will learn to weave a simple wicker basket, woven with round reed and embellished with colorful beads. Each participant will leave the workshop with a variety of basket weaving skills and his or her own unique, handmade basket.

 

American Doll Clothes – Parent/Child

Dates:  Sundays, November 11-December 2

Time:  10:00am-Noon

Who:   Grades 4 & Up

Fee:     $175 (4 Wks)

Location: Brick Building

Instructor: Nellie’s Design

During these exciting classes, participants will choose from several different patterns to design their very own American Doll Clothes. This class gives the opportunity to hand select your own fabric and trims, work with store bought patterns and make your own pattern if you wish, and leave with an outfit for your doll.

 

Quilting 101 – Parent/Child

Dates:  Thursdays, November 1-29 (No Class 11/22)

Time:  6:00-8:00pm

Who:   Grades 4 & Up

Fee:     $160 (4 Wks)

Location: Brick Building

Instructor: Nellie’s Design

Pass on the love of quilting to the next generation and let your children fall in love with this beautiful art form. Participants will be shown different pieces to reference and then will talk about each piece, they will be able to pick from one of many patterns or create their own patterns and designs and learn simple techniques. Each child will learn to express themselves through the fine art of quilting. All materials will be included in the class.

 

Calligraphy

Dates:  Wednesdays, November 7-December 19 (No Class 11/21)

Time:  5:00-7:00pm

Who:   Ages 12 & Up

Fee:     $120 (6 Wks)

Location: TBD

Instructor: Alma Bella Solis

Using their own automatic calligraphy pens, parents and children (ages 10 and up) will learn to write the Uncial-Foundational script in this 12-hour course. They will be introduced to the other 8 original scripts of western calligraphy i.e. Versals, Italics, Foundational, Uncial, Carolingian, Batarde, Gothic, Roman Capitals and, Copperplate. Spacing between letters, spacing between words, spacing between sentences and paragraphs; script's proper angle in nib usage; history of calligraphy and terminology are taught and demonstrated. Dependent on the student's speed and familiarity, they will write their favorite poem, quotation or, any text of their own choice towards end of the course. Mastery of this timeless art of beautiful writing is achieved by one's strong interest and ability to focus, his/her penmanship skills in both print and long hand, a steady hand, constant practice and, usage. Supply list: Calligraphy set, spiral notebook with lines, transparent 12” or 18” ruler, soft white or pink eraser, technical pencil, poem, quotation, or any text of your choice.

 

Pottery for Kids

Dates:  Mondays, October 15-December 10 (No Class 11/12)

Time:  3:45-5:15pm

Who:   Grades 1-6

Fee:     $175 (8 Wks)

Location: Studio: 548 South Street

Instructor: Karin Lemmermann

Children will make hand-built pottery using white clay. Fee includes glazing and firing of their work. Children may have an opportunity to use a pottery wheel.  All materials included in the price. 

 

All Day Pottery Fun (No School Day)

Dates:  Wednesday, November 6

Time:  9:00am-3:00pm

Who:   Grades K-5

Fee:     $75

Location: Brick Building, 97 School Street

Instructor: Tricia Langeleh, Magic Brush Pottery

Kids will be taught step-by-step painting instructions with several different mediums. There will be one ready-made pottery project, one canvas, and one glass project. Pottery and glass will be functional, such as a mug, a bowl, or a vase (pieces will vary). Please have the kids bring a shirt they can get paint on as we will be using acrylic paints on the canvas. Art Pieces will be returned to the Carlisle Rec Office within 2 weeks after class. All materials included.

 

Musical Theater

Dates:  Wednesdays

            Fall: September 5, 12, 19, 28, October 3, 10, 17, 24

            Spring: Cast 1 on Wednesdays: April 3, 10, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 20, 22, 29

                        Cast 2 on Mondays, March 25, April 1, 8, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20

Time:  3:30-4:40pm *Month of October, class goes until 5:00pm

Who:   Grades 1-6

Fee:     $265

Location: Corey Auditorium

Instructor: Elaine Jarvis

Fall 201: Peter Pan! Spring 2019: Charlott’s Web! Parts for girls and boys entering 1st to 6th grades.  No auditions or experience necessary! Free Performance at 4:30pm on Wednesday, October 24th and May 29th! Be sure to register early!  Recreation Director will meet the children after school to supervise from 3:05-3:30.

 

Social Skills & Dining Etiquette

Dates:  Wednesdays, September 12-October 10

Time:  4:30-5:30pm

Who:   Grades 1-7

Fee:     $160 (5 Classes)

Location: Brick Building

Instructor: Nikki Sawhney, New England School of Protocol

Present your child with the opportunity to feel self-reliant and confident in any social or dining situation by taking interactive lessons taught by a certified etiquette consultant. With the widespread use of the internet, social media, and video games, interpersonal skills are on the decline. Introducing children to proper etiquette at a young age makes them confidents, considerate, and respectful towards others and plays a large part in their growth and development. Our 5-week/1 hour program is designed to teach children how to conduct themselves on the dining table and in social settings. These skills will help your child to be comfortable, polished and polite. Some food items will be served during class so that the children can practice what they learn. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please inform us of any food allergies when signing up. Some skills: Handshake, eye contact, posture, conversations skills, listening skills, telephone etiquette, thank you notes, use of silverware, passing food, American and Continental style of dining and other table manners.

 

Teen Social Skills Workshop

Dates:  Wednesday, October 10

Time:  6:30-8:00pm

Who:   Ages 13-18

Fee:     $65

Location: Brick Building

Teenagers are the leaders of tomorrow. Present them with the opportunity to feel self-reliant and confident in any social situation by taking interactive lessons taught by a certified etiquette consultant. Our workshop is designed to empower them with life skills that propel them towards personal and professional success. These skills will help them succeed at school, socially, and later, professionally and can create an appealing differentiator that sets them apart. Our lessons aim to instill social consideration and mutual respect as we believe that when teenagers are taught these basic skills in their early years, they tend to become more socially responsible as they grow up. To survive the rising social pressure, teens must be trained in a way to feel confident and comfortable around people and to find their place in the world. Topics include: The importance of Greeting Others, Rules of Introduction, The Handshake, Eye Contact, and the Power of a Smile, Sportsmanship Etiquette, Hygiene and Appearance, Self-Respect and Respect for others, Behaving appropriately at Other People’s Homes, Making Appropriate Conversation, How to Sit & When to Stand, Proper Telephone Etiquette, Writing Thank You Notes, Social Media Etiquette, Public Speaking, Interviewing Skills, Theatre Protocol & Other Modder Manners.

 

Teen Dining Etiquette Workshop

Dates:  Wednesday, October 3

Time:  6:30-8:00pm

Who:   Ages 13-18

Fee:     $65

Location: Brick Building

Present your teenager with the opportunity to feel self-reliant and confident in any social or dining situation by taking interactive lessons taught by a certified etiquette consultant. Our workshop is designed to teach them how to conduct themselves at the dining table at home, in a restaurant or when meeting new people. Teaching teens proper dining skills and table manners helps them to succeed at school, socially, and later, professionally. Some food samples will be served during class so that participants can practice what they learn. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please inform us of any food allergies when signing up. Topics Include: Approaching and Seating at the Table, The Napkin and it’s Uses, Understanding Place Setting, How to correctly Hold Silverware, The Bread & Butter Plate, The Soup Course, Proper Use of Silverware, Different Dining Styles including The American vs. Continental style of Dining, Passing Food at the Table, What To Do with Unwanted Food, Excusing Yourself From the Table, Other Table Manners & Much More.

 

Mad Science: NASA-Academy of Future Space Explorers

Date:   Tuesdays, October 2-December 4 (No Class 10/23 & 11/6)

Time:  3:15-4:15pm

Who:   Ages 5-12

Fee:     $170 (8 Wks)

Instructor: Mad Science of North Boston

Location: Brick Building, 97 School Street

Explore the Earth, Moon, Mars... and beyond! Mad Science brings you the excitement and wonder of space in the Academy of Future Space Explorers After-School Program, featuring exciting student activities from the NASA Langley Center for Distance Learning. The Academy of Future Space Explorers takes children on a voyage of discovery. With unique hands-on activities, amazing demonstrations and fun educational take-homes, this is one experience that is truly out of this world! Topics include: Planets & Moons, Atmosphere & Beyond, Space Phenomena, Sun & Stars, Rocket Science, Space Travel, Space Technology, and Living in Space. Instructor will meet the children after school and walk safely to the Brick Building on school campus.

 

Hands-On Electronics

Dates: Thursdays, September 20-October 25

Time:  3:15-4:45pm

Who:   Grades 3-5

Fee:     $140 (6 Wks)

Location: Brick Building, 97 School Street

Instructor: Circuit Lab

Tinker with electronics while learning the basics of computer programming. We begin by experimenting with the fundamentals of electronics and circuitry, and step up to projects where our class of young makers will design their own interactive and programmable devices. Participants use the latest tools including Arduino (for building interactive devices) and Raspberry Pi (for learning about computers and coding) to experiment with LEDs, resistors, motors, and programming. Each class day gives participants the chance to design a hands-on project with the guidance of skilled Circuit Lab instructors.  Instructor will meet the children after school and walk safely to the Brick Building on school campus.

 

Circuit Makers 101

Dates: Thursdays, November 1-December 13 (No Class 11/22)

Time:  3:15-4:45pm

Who:   Grades K-2

Fee:     $140 (6 Wks)

Location: Brick Building, 97 School Street

Instructor: Circuit Lab

Let’s get creative with electricity! In this junior hands-on electronics class, students will gain experience with creating their own electronics; designing custom light-up greeting cards, electric games, mazes, and even musical instruments. Each class day consists of a circuitry lesson and a hands-on electronics project, using components like lights, buzzers, switches, motors, and sensors. Circuit Lab staff will make sure participants create a project that they can be proud of each day. Most class days include a take-home project.

Instructor will meet the children after school and walk safely to the Brick Building on school campus.

 

Mine, Craft, Build: Adventure Game with LEGO®

Dates:  Wednesdays, September 26-December 19 (No Class 10/31, 11/21, 12/12)

Time:  3:15-4:45pm

Who:   Grades K-4

Fee:     $225 (10 Wks)

Location: Brick Building, 97 School Street

Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies

Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO® bricks! Resourcefulness, creativity, and cooperation come together in this unique building adventure game; roll the dice to mine for resources, and use these resources to build special items to help in our adventures. Build a Zoo, create a Medieval Castle, and design a Tree House Village! This experience is an original game designed by Play-Well instructors inspired by the popular game, Minecraft. Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or the LEGO® building system.  Instructor will meet children in the café and walk them to class.

 

KidsJAM

Dates:  Fridays, October 12-November 16

Time:  3:15-4:15

Who:   Grades K-5

Fee:     $85 (6 wks, includes Tshirt)

Location: Carlisle School, Exercise Room

Instructor: Kamate Fitness

Kick it with your friends! This after school dance fitness program is a fun fusion of the latest dance styles and music! We dance, we sweat and most importantly we have fun!!! Get funky and move with attitude! We’ll learn new steps, create our own moves, and dance as a team – including a performance on the last day of the class! Bring a water bottle and snack. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. 

 

Home Alone

Dates:  Session I: Wednesday, October 3

            Session II: Thursday, December 13

Time:  4:15pm-6:00pm

Who:   Ages 8-13

Fee:     $28

Location: Town Hall, 66 Westford Street

Instructor: Janet Cullinane

Does your child know what to do in an emergency or if a stranger comes to the door? The American Red Cross has developed a Home Alone program designed to teach children simple rules and procedures for responsible self-care. The class will work in program books and have a discussion concerning these important issues. Participants will receive a certificate of completion.

 

Ultimate Frisbee

Dates:  Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 11-October 25

Time:  3:30-5:00pm

Who:   Grades 5-8

Fee:     $25 (7 wks)

Location: Spalding Field

Instructor: Heather Szczesniak

Whether you have never thrown a disc before or you already love the game, this program is for you! Ultimate is a new and growing sport with an emphasis on spirit and equity. We will cover everything from the basics of throwing to game strategy to exciting skills like how to layout. A standard ultrastar disc for every player is included in the fee. Just bring athletic clothing, cleats, a water bottle, and enthusiasm.

 

Archery for Kids

Dates:  Wednesdays, September 26-October 24

Time:  6:30-7:30pm

Who:   Grades 4-9

Fee:     $132 (5 Wks))

Location: Davis School Gym, 410 Davis Road, Bedford

Instructor: On the Mark Archery , LLC

Why is one of the oldest sports making a comeback? Do you wonder if you could compete against Katniss, Merida or archers of medieval times? This course introduces the thrill of traditional recurve archery and the success one can experience with a little patience and focus. Unique lesson plans demonstrate the importance of proper shooting form in order to achieve consistent results and accuracy, while skill-building games allow for friendly competition and enjoyment.  All equipment provided. Participants must wear sneakers.

 

Sunday Soccer

Dates:  Sundays, September 9-October 21 (No Class 10/7)

Time:    10:00-10:45 (Age 3)

              11:00-12:00 (Ages 4-6)

Who:   Age 3-6

Fee:     $75 (6 Wks)

Location: Banta Davis

Instructor: Sarita Biswas

Come join in the fun and play soccer! The program will focus on passing, shooting, dribbling and rules of the game. Players will develop coordination, self-confidence, independence and teamwork. Players need to bring their own size 3 soccer ball and wear sneakers or cleats. Shin pads are optional.  Space is limited to 12 so be sure to register early.

 

The FUN-damentals of Fencing

Dates:  Fridays

            Session I: September 21-October 26

            Session II: November 2-December 14 (No Class 11/23)

Time:  3:15-4:15pm (Ages7-11)

           4:30-5:30pm (Ages 12-16)

Who:   Ages 7-16

Fee:     $90 (6 Wks)

Location: Brick Building, 97 School Street

Instructor: Myth Quest Edutainment

Fence without buying expensive equipment! Use our safe practice equipment to learn footwork, attack and defense techniques. Whether you are new or experienced, you will learn new techniques and will get to try out your new swashbuckler skills in duels and sword games each week. This sport has many benefits including cardiovascular exercise, balance and strategic thinking. Some sabre and rapier techniques will also be included.  Instructor will meet children in the café and walk them to class.

 

Marcus Lewis Junior Tennis (See Below)

If you have been looking to get your child exposed to the sport of tennis or if you have a child who has been playing for a few years, these classes will cover both.  The beginner class teaches kids the basic fundamental skills and techniques.   For kids with experience, the class provides an opportunity for more match play and strategy. The Marcus Lewis Tennis Extension Program is a non-profit that specializes in offering high-level tennis instruction through community programming.  The Extension Program utilizes professional instructors and the most current methods to achieve the most effective results. 

 

Tuesday Tennis Classes

Dates:             September 18-October 16

Time/Age:      QS Beginner: 7:50-8:35am – Grades 1-4 (Before School Program)

                     QS Beginner: 3:15-4:00pm – Grades PreK-1

                     QS Beginner: 4:00-4:45pm – Grades 2-5

                      JR Intermediate: 4:45-5:45 – Ages 9-12

Fee:                 QS Beginner: $80 (5 Wks)

                        JR Intermediate: $110 (5 Wks)

Location:        Carlisle Town Courts, Church Street

 

Saturday Tennis Classes

Dates:              September 22-October 27 (No Class on 10/6)

Time/Age:      QS Beginner: 9:00-10:00am – Ages 6-8

                     JR Intermediate: 10:00-11:00am – Ages 9-12

Fee:                 $110 (5 Wks)

Location:        Carlisle Town Courts, Church Street

 

Nashoba Valley Ski & Snowboard Program

Dates:  Fridays, January 4-February 8

Time:  After School – 6:30pm (4:15pm Lesson)

Who:   Grades 2-8

Fee:     $315 – Lessons, Lift Tickets & Transportation        

            $300 – Lift Tickets & Transportation (*No Lesson)

Rental Fee:     $110 for ski/snowboard equipment for all six weeks

                        $45 for helmet for all six weeks or $60 Helmet Purchase Price (Helmets are Required)

A package of six ski/snowboard trips to Nashoba Valley. The program will include ski or snowboard lessons, transportation to and from the ski area and recreational skiing. Early registration is encouraged as program fills up quickly.  Chaperones are needed to make this program a success.  If you are interested in chaperone please call the recreation office at 978-369-9815 for details.

 

Pre-Fit for Ski/Snowboard Rentals

Date:   Wednesday, December 5

Time:  6:30-7:30

Fee:     $150 for ski/snowboard equipment for all six weeks with Helmet

            $110 for ski/snowboard equipment for all six weeks without

$60 Helmet Purchase (Helmets are Required)

(Make check payable to Ski Rental Corp. on the Rental Fit Night)

Location: Town Hall

Helmets may also be ordered and purchased at the pre-fit.  All rental fees should be made payable to Ski Rental Corp on the night of the rental fitting.

 

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Adult Programs: Fall 2018
by posted 08/24/2018

Adult 2018 Fall Programs

 

Yoga: Hatha

Dates:  Wednesdays

            Session I: September 5-October 31 (No Class 9/19)

            Session II: November 7-December 19

Times: 9:30-10:30am

Who:   Everyone Welcome!

Fee:     Session I: $120 (8 Wks)

           $40 (Carlisle Seniors Only)

Session II: $105 (7 Wks)

                $35 (Carlisle Seniors Only)

Location: Benfield Farms, 575 South Street

Instructor: Nicole Coelho

Beginning and Continuing students will learn yoga techniques to reduce stress, improve concentration, and develop a healthy and strong body. Classes combine stretching, dynamic breathing and classic hatha yoga postures.  Please bring a mat or blanket.

 

Zumba® Toning combined with Zumba® Fitness – Shake, Shake, Shake Things UP!

Dates:  Mondays

            Session I: September 10-October 29 (No Class 10/8)

            Session II: November 5-December 17 (No Class 11/12)

Time:  6:00-7:00pm

Who:   Ages 18 & Up

Fee:     Session I: $70 (7 Wks)

                           $60 (Carlisle Seniors Only)

            Session II: $60 (6 Wks)

                             $50 (Carlisle Seniors Only)

Drop In Rate: $10/Class

Location: Carlisle School, Exercise Room

Instructor: Teresa Allen

This workout combines toning with the traditional Zumba® dance movements. Light weights are incorporated to tone and engage your muscles while giving you the cardio benefits at the same time. Energetic music will take you through this fun workout that is suitable for all fitness levels.  A Zumba® Toning Class adds another dimension to the workout party. This class takes the original dance/fitness class to an entirely different level.  The Zumba® Fitness/Zumba® Toning class combines targeted body-sculpting exercises and high-energy cardio work with Latin-infused Zumba® moves to create a calorie-torching, strength-training dance fitness-party!  Students learn how to use specially designed hand weights to enhance rhythm and tone all their target zones, including arms, abs, glutes and thighs. Our Zumba® Fitness/Zumba® Toning combo class is the perfect way for enthusiasts to sculpt their bodies naturally while enjoying the classic dance cardio party! The class is available to everyone, no previous dance or Zumba experience is required.  Space is limited to 12 so register early.

 

Watercolor Studio Workshop

Dates:  Mondays

            Session I: September 17-October 29 (No Class 10/8)

            Session II: November 5-December 17 (No Class 11/12)

Time:  1:00-3:00pm

Who:   Ages 18-Up

Fee:     $120 (6 Wks)

               $105 (Carlisle Seniors Only)

Location: Carlisle Town Hall

Instructor: Joyce Dwyer

Explore the many dimensions of watercolor, wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, transparency and opaqueness. Spontaneity, imagination and interpretation will be combined with techniques of composition, line, value, and perspective. A range of subject from still life to landscape will be the focus of each workshop.  All skill levels welcome!

 

Building Bridges Between Home and School

Date:   Thursday, September 20

Time:   9:30-11:00am

Who:    Everyone Welcome!

Fee:     $30

Location: Brick Building or Town Hall

Instructor: Donna Shea

When you are a parent of a child with learning, behavior or social challenges, the relationship between home and school is important, but can also be difficult. Each school year, we begin with high hopes that this year will be better. In this workshop, we will talk about common issues that arise between home and school, signals that things are falling apart, communication between parents and teachers, when and how to ask for an evaluation of your child’s learning process and how to work together instead of at odds.

 

You’re Not the Boss of Me: Teaching Your Child to be a Flexible Thinker by Being a Flexible-Thinking Parent

Date:   Thursday, November 1

Time:   9:30-11:00am

Who:    Everyone Welcome!

Fee:     $30

Location: Brick Building or Carlisle Town Hall

Instructor: Donna Shea

You may notice the more you try to force an issue, the harder your child fights back. In this workshop, we will discuss that fine line between employing necessary parental authority and allowing your child to be their own person and make their own choices. We will discuss the importance of teaching your child frustration tolerance and flexible thinking skills using a you-me-we method of problem-solving. Parents will also learn creative problem-solving strategies as well as specific tips and language to use to decrease conflict and create a flexible-thinking family environment.

 

Wine Glass Painting

Dates:  Session I: Tuesday, September 25

            Session II: Thursday, November 1

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Who:   Ages 18 & Up

Fee:     $28/1 Glass or $40/2 Glasses

Location: Brick Building

Instructor: Magic Brush Pottery

Join us to Paint Wine Glasses. Ladies Night Out!  This take home project will be fun and creative. Magic Brush will help you create your unique glass or you can copy one of theirs. All Supplies provided.  All glasses will be taken home and enjoyed right away.

 

  

 

 

Charcoal & Pastel Art Studio for Family

Dates: Wednesdays, September 19-October 24

Time: 5:00-7:00pm

Who:   Everyone Welcome

Fee:     $120 (6 Wks)

Location: TBD in Carlisle

Instructor: Alma Bella Solis

Students will produce their own composition as they interpret the instructor-selected art subjects using either charcoal pencils/chalks or, dry pastel chalks/pencils or, the combination of both. New students should bring to class their own choice of art subject to draw. Drawing techniques in outline, contour, shading, blending and detailing are taught. Materials needed include 18x24 drawing pad, charcoal pencil sticks, set of pastel sticks, blending stumps, tri-tip eraser, easel. Art Instructors Website: www.alma-bella-solis.fineartamerica.com/profiles/alma-bella-solis.html.

 

Calligraphy

Dates:  Wednesdays, November 7-December 19 (No Class 11/21)

Time:  5:00-7:00pm

Who:   Ages 12 & Up

Fee:     $120 (6 Wks)

Location: TBD

Instructor: Alma Bella Solis

Using their own automatic calligraphy pens, parents and children (ages 10 and up) will learn to write the Uncial-Foundational script in this 12-hour course. They will be introduced to the other 8 original scripts of western calligraphy i.e. Versals, Italics, Foundational, Uncial, Carolingian, Batarde, Gothic, Roman Capitals and, Copperplate. Spacing between letters, spacing between words, spacing between sentences and paragraphs; script's proper angle in nib usage; history of calligraphy and terminology are taught and demonstrated. Dependent on the student's speed and familiarity, they will write their favorite poem, quotation or, any text of their own choice towards end of the course. Mastery of this timeless art of beautiful writing is achieved by one's strong interest and ability to focus, his/her penmanship skills in both print and long hand, a steady hand, constant practice and, usage. Supply list: Calligraphy set, spiral notebook with lines, transparent 12” or 18” ruler, soft white or pink eraser, technical pencil, poem, quotation, or any text of your choice.

 

Basket Weaving – Parent/Child

Dates:  Sundays, October 14-November 4

Time:  10:00am-Noon

Who:   Grades 4 & Up

Fee:     $160 (4 Wks)

Location: Brick Building

Instructor: Nellie’s Design

This is a great class for crafters looking for a new craft, and a new challenge! Learn the art of basket weaving! Students will learn to weave a simple wicker basket, woven with round reed and embellished with colorful beads. Each participant will leave the workshop with a variety of basket weaving skills and his or her own unique, handmade basket.

 

American Doll Clothes – Parent/Child

Dates:  Sundays, November 11-December 2

Time:  10:00am-Noon

Who:   Grades 4 & Up

Fee:     $175 (4 Wks)

Location: Brick Building

Instructor: Nellie’s Design

During these exciting classes, participants will choose from several different patterns to design their very own American Doll Clothes. This class gives the opportunity to hand select your own fabric and trims, work with store bought patterns and make your own pattern if you wish, and leave with an outfit for your doll.

 

Quilting 101 – Parent/Child

Dates:  Thursdays, November 1-29 (No Class 11/22)

Time:  6:00-8:00pm

Who:   Grades 4 & Up

Fee:     $160 (4 Wks)

Location: Brick Building

Instructor: Nellie’s Design

Pass on the love of quilting to the next generation and let your children fall in love with this beautiful art form. Participants will be shown different pieces to reference and then will talk about each piece, they will be able to pick from one of many patterns or create their own patterns and designs and learn simple techniques. Each child will learn to express themselves through the fine art of quilting. All materials will be included in the class.

 

Stain Glass Mosaic

Dates:  Thursdays, October 4-25

Time:  7:00-9:00pm

Who:   Ages 16 & Up

Fee:     $190 (4 Wks)

Location: Brick Building

Instructor: Nellie’s Design

No skills needed for this class. Bring a friend or neighbor and come join us for this fun and exciting class. See if stained glass is something you would be interested in before making the investment in supplies and tools. We will show you step-by-step instructions on how to cut glass, pattern preparation, foiling, soldering in order for you to complete your first stained glass panel, which you will take home with you. We offer lots of individual instruction, use shop tools. Class fee includes all materials needed for this great class.

 

Discover Your Psychic Ability

Date:   Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Time:  6:30-8:30pm

Who:   Everyone Welcome!

Fee:     $40

Location: Carlisle Town Hall

Instructor: Jenny Lynn Metevia, M.Ed.

Facilitated by Spiritual Teacher & Clairvoyant Medium, Jenny Lynn Metevia, M.Ed. (www.jennymetevia.comHave you ever walked into a room, and “felt” a presence or bad feeling? Were you ever thinking of someone and then they called you on the phone? You have the capability to “tune in” to energy. Objects and places can have an “energy” that retain a memory. Learn psychometry (from Greek words psyche, “soul” and metron, “measure”), a technique in which a person can divine or “read” the energy of an object (e.g. ring, necklace, watch) through touch: receiving images, sensations, words – even emotions. Novices and more advanced students are welcome. This class is designed to sharpen and fine-tune your own psychic intuitive ability; which is great fun in our gathering of like-minded people. See your own ability at work, and learn the answer to, “What ‘type’ of psychic are you?” Jenny has as trained professionally with Dr. Brian Weiss (as seen on Oprah) in Past Life Regression, as well as Sylvia Browne in Healing and Psychic Development; her psychic abilities have been validated by Sylvia Browne (as seen on Larry King Live) and James Van Praagh (creator of Ghost Whisperer).   As heard on WBZ News Radio’s Jordan Rich Show, Jenny’s guided meditation CD, “State of Grace,” is available now at www.jennymetievia.com.  

 

Mystery Walks - Hike to New Places

Dates: Wednesdays, October 3-November 7

Time:  9:30am-Noon

Who:   Everyone Welcome!

Fee:     $75 (6 Wks)

               $65 (Carlisle Seniors Only)

Location: Local Trails

Instructor: Mary Hurley

Discover new places to hike and hear tales about Native American settlers and esteemed writers such as Alcott and Emerson. We walk four to five miles, rain or shine. Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow walkers as we learn and have fun. After registering, email for meeting locations. Our first meeting will be at the North Bridge parking lot in Concord, off Monument Road.  Weather cancellations are made up at the end of the session as needed.

 

Getting Paid to Talk: A Behind the Scenes Look at Professional Voice Acting

Dates:  Your Choice-This is an On-Line Class

Time: Your Choice-This is an On-Line Class

Who:   18 & Up

Fee:     $20 – Pre-Registration is Required

Location: Your Home-This is an On-Line Class

Instructor: Voice Coaches

Perhaps you’ve been told you have a great speaking voice, or maybe you use your voice in your current profession... This in-depth web-based class will take you behind-the-scenes and into the studio to explore the enormous growth in professional voice acting. From commercials and training material to audiobooks, gaming, education, on-hold messaging, and more, you’ll get an inside look at how ordinary people with clear communication skills pursue great voice acting opportunities.  We’ll discuss: What is voice acting? Areas of growth, How casting decisions are made, A day on the job, Working from home, Industry pros and cons, Skill and demo development, How to set yourself apart and win the job, In addition, you’ll schedule a one-on-one voice critique & tune-up with our producers via phone or video.  This class is a great first step for anyone curious about the voice acting field.  *This class is presented via the internet and is best suited for viewing on a device connected via wifi. The class includes video and audio. There is also a workbook section that can be downloaded for permanent reference. After purchase, you will receive instructions, including a unique password,  that will allow you to access the class for 48 hours once logged in. The final portion of the class includes a multiple choice review and instructions to schedule a one-on-one voice review. To ensure organized scheduling, voice reviews should be scheduled within one week of class participation. Our team is pleased to assist with any technical questions: 866-887-28349 - 4pm EST.  About the presenter:  Voice Coaches specializes in voice over production, communication training, and voice actor development.  Production clients include Discover Communications, HGTV, WE Network, Nickelodeon, Fox Television, Lifetime, Nintendo, Universal, and numerous other clients in the private, corporate, and government sectors.  Voice Coaches main offices and studios in Albany, New York employ 18 full-time production and coaching professionals, with affiliate coaches nationwide.

 

Archery for Adults

Dates:  Wednesdays, September 26-October 24

Time:  7:30-8:30pm

Who:   Ages 16 & Up

Fee:     $132 (5 Wks)

Location: Davis School Gym, 410 Davis Road, Bedford

Instructor: On the Mark Archery , LLC

Try out traditional recurve archery and see for yourself why one of the world’s oldest sports is making a comeback! This introductory course emphasizes the fundamentals that lead to success and the importance of consistent shooting. Students will compete individually and in team challenges through a variety of games and tournaments. Classes led by certified USA Archery and National Field Archery Association (NFAA) instructors. All equipment provided.

 

Badminton (Pre-Registration Required)

Dates:  Mondays, September 5-December 19 (No Game 11/5, 11/12)

           Wednesdays, September 5-December 19 (No Game 11/7, 12/12)

            Register separately for either day or both days

Time:  7:00-9:30pm

Who:   Everyone welcome!

Fee:     Mondays: $90/Person (12 Nights)

           Wednesdays: $98/Person (13 Nights)

           Mondays: $255/Family-Max 4 per family (12 Nights)

           Wednesdays: $275/Family-Max 4 per family (13 Nights)

Check or Credit Card Only!

Location: Carlisle School-Corey Building-Gym

Coordinator: Doug Deyoe

As one of the fastest sports, Badminton combines agility, speed, stamina, and coordination into one demanding discipline. Come join our recreational club program, the largest in the area. Peer instruction and support are offered. Although this is an adult program families are welcome, no person under 16 is permitted unless with an adult and permission of the coordinator.  Bring own racket and sneakers to wear (no street footwear on courts). Shuttles provided. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.  We are no longer able to carry over nights to other seasons. Due to popularity, drop-in play is no longer available. Note: This is a RECREATIONAL LEVEL program and we will emphasize peer play, support and partnering with beginners. For more information, please contact Doug Deyoe at

 

Pick-Up Basketball

Dates:  Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 4-December 20

            (No Games 9/27, 10/23, 11/6, 11/8, 11/22)

Time:  7:30-9:30pm

Who:   Everyone welcome!

Fee:     $6/Night Drop-In Fee

            Check or Credit Card Only!

Location: Carlisle School-Corey Gym

Coordinator: Carlisle Recreation

This program is open to men and women who are looking for organized weekly basketball pick-up games. Overall, this program is for fun and a chance to practice skills and play.

 

Marcus Lewis Adult Tennis Classes

Get into the swing!  This class is offered by the non-profit, Marcus Lewis Tennis Extension Program, teaches the beginner player proper technique and stroke production. It is also perfect for the player who has taken a few years off from the game and wants to get back in to it.  Instructors provided by the Extension Program offer patient instruction that can help you to reach your potential in this sport. 

 

Saturday Tennis Classes

Dates:  September 22-October 27 (No Class on 10/6)

Time:  Adult Beginner: 11:00-Noon

            Adult Intermediate: Noon-1:00pm

Fee:     $110 (5 Wks)

Location: Carlisle Town Courts, Church Street

 

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Pre-K & Kindergarten Transitional After School Program-2018/2019
by posted 08/23/2018

Pre-K & Kindergarten Transitional After School Program- 2017/2018 School Year

Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays- 2018/2019

            Session I:        September 6, 11, 13, 20, 25, 27 (No Class 9/18)

            Session II:       October 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 25, 30 (No Class 10/23)

            Session III:      November 1, 8, 13, 15, 27, 29 (No Class 11/6, 11/20, 11/22)

            Session IV:     December 4, 6, 13, 18 (No Class 12/11, 12/20)

            Session V:       January 8, 10, 15, 17, 24, 29, 31 (No Class 1/3, 1/22)

            Session VI:     February 7, 12, 14, 26, 28 (No Class 2/5, 2/19, 2/21)

            Session VII:    March 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 28 (No Class 3/5, 3/26)

            Session VIII:   April 2, 4, 11, 23, 25, 30 (No Class 4/9, 4/16, 4/18)

            Session IX:     May 2, 7, 9, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 (No Class 5/14, 5/27)

            Session X:       June 6, 11, 13 (Depending on Snow Days), (No Class 6/4)        

Time: 11:45-3:00

Who:   4-5 years of age 

Fee:     September:     $295 (6 Days)

           October:          $385 (8 Days)

           November:      $295 (6 Days)

           December:      $240 (4 Days)

           January:          $340 (7 Days)

           February:        $250 (5 Days)

          March:                        $295 (6 Days)

          April:              $295 (6 Days)

          May:               $385 (8 Days)

          June:               $180 (3 Days)

Location: Brick Building on School Campus

Instructors: Heidi Lane, Barbie Cooke

Our Transitional Kindergarten program offers varied educational opportunities for your child to soar academically while growing and developing at their own pace. They will be enriched in creative play, reading, math, science, social studies, and cooking. Our emphasis is on learning in a creative setting and creative activities that will foster independence and social skills. Minimum class size is 6, Maximum will be 8 which allows for a fantastic teacher student ratio. Led by highly qualified professional instructors who have taught the Kindergarten After School Program and the Pre-K Transitional After School Program for the past three years at the Brick Building. Instructors will meet children at the end of the day a safely walk to the Brick Building on school campus.

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Trips 2018
by posted 08/22/2018

Trips 2018

 

 

TRIP INSURANCE:

 

*Trip insurance is available for an additional fee paid directly through the bus company. Insurance must be purchased within 48 hours of booking your trip.  If you are interested, please contact Carlisle Recreation PRIOR to signing up for your trip.  Thank you.

 

 

 

 

Block Island

Date:   Saturday, June 16

Time: 8:00am

Who:   Everyone Welcome!

Fee:     $129/Person

Location: Bus pick up/drop off in Carlisle, Acton or Littleton

Depart on your luxury Silver Fox Motor Coach. Your first destination is Point Judith, Rhode Island, where you’ll board your ferry for an invigorating one hour ride to Block Island. Here, you’ll enjoy a 1 1/4 hour tour across the Island with a native Block Island guide. A delicious luncheon also awaits you at the National Hotel. This unique property offers Victorian Charm and fine cuisine along with an ocean view. Entrees include Grilled Salmon, Pan Seared Chicken, or Seafood Cakes, served with salad, starch, vegetables, rolls, a dessert & beverage. You’ll also have time to browse the shops and enjoy the atmosphere in this very elegant and beautiful small town. You’ll depart at 4:00 PM, arriving back home at approximately 6:00 PM after a delightful day on Block Island. TOUR INCLUDES: Block Island Sightseeing Tour, Full Course Luncheon at The National Hotel Entrée Choice: Salmon__ Chicken__ Seafood Cakes__, Round Trip Block Island Ferry, Luxury Motor Coach.

 

Lake Winnipesaukee Cruise

Date:   Sunday, July 15

Time:  9:00am

Who:   Everyone Welcome!

Fee:     $99/Person

Location: Bus pick up/drop off in Carlisle, Acton or Littleton

Featuring Narrated Cruise, Buffet Luncheon & Scenic Sights

Depart on your luxury Silver Fox Motor Coach. In the summertime, there's no better way to enjoy the beautiful, warm seasonal climate than a trip to New Hampshire's beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. Before your cruise you’ll visit the Moulton Farm Market, where farm-fresh vegetables, cakes, pies, and more are available for purchase. Sailing from Weirs Beach, you’ll delight in the beautiful vistas of the White Mountains from the decks of the 230-foot M/S Mount Washington as you cruise the famous Lake. You’ll enjoy a relaxing, splendid day as your Captain sails from port to port. Comfortable deck chairs are available for your use on this scenic tour. Your narrated cruise of this immense Lake also includes a delicious, full course buffet luncheon. Your arrival time home will be approximately 5:30 PM, after a wonderful day in the natural beauty of New Hampshire and the White Mountains. Tour features a Narrated Cruise, Buffet Luncheon & Scenic Sights.  

 

Majestic Main Cruise

Date:   Saturday, August 18

Time:  7:00am

Who:   Everyone Welcome!

Fee:     $109/Person

Location: Bus pick up/drop off in Carlisle, Acton or Littleton

Depart on your luxury Silver Fox CD/DVD/WiFi Coach. As you travel north to Portland, Maine, enjoy the scenic views. Arriving in Portland, you'll board your ferry for a two hour narrated cruise of Casco Bay, its many islands and the beautiful Maine coast. Your cruise destination today is Bailey Island, where will have a delicious luncheon at the famous Cook's Lobster House (see menu below) which overlooks a spectacular view of Casco Bay and the world’s only Cribstone Bridge. Choose fresh seafood from the fantastic menu listed below. After lunch you will board the ferry for a return trip to Portland where you will have time on your own. You’ll return home this evening at approximately 6:30 PM after a delightful day in beautiful Downeast Maine! Cook's Luncheon Entrée Selections: 1. Lobster Roll 2. Broiled Haddock Sandwich 3. Chicken Caesar Salad  4. Grilled Sirloin - Please choose one entrée at signup! All served with rolls, coffee, tea, soda, and dessert. TOUR INCLUDES: Narrated Sightseeing Cruise, Luncheon at Cook’s Lobster House, Portland Shopping/Sightseeing

Luxury Silver Fox Coach.

 

Essex Valley Steam Train & Connecticut River

Date:   Saturday, October 13

Time: 8:30 AM

Who:   Everyone Welcome!

Fee:     $105/Person

Location: Bus pick up/drop off in Carlisle, Acton or Littleton

Depart on a tour that features fine cuisine, an authentic Steam Engine Train ride, a Riverboat Cruise, and, of course, the delightful company of your fellow travelers on your luxury Silver Fox CD/DVD/WiFi Motor Coach. You’ll first enjoy a delicious luncheon at the Go Fish Restaurant where you may choose from entrées of Fresh Baked Scrod or Stuffed Chicken Breast, served with salad, potato, dessert and coffee - delicious!  Then you’ll arrive in the Town of Essex, Connecticut, for your scenic steam train ride. Enjoy the scenery of the Connecticut River Valley, where you'll meet your riverboat crew and vessel. You’ll now cruise the Connecticut River on a relaxing one hour narrated ride. Upon docking you'll meet your steam engine again and be transported back to Essex to board your motor coach. Expected arrival home will be at 6:00 PM after a great day on the rail, river and road!   Please Choose Entrée:__Fresh Baked Scrod__Stuffed Chicken Breast.  

 

New York City Christmas Shopping & Sightseeing

Date:   Saturday, December 8

Time:  6:00am-11:00pm

Who:   Everyone Welcome!

Fee:     $74/Person

Location: Bus pick up/drop off in Carlisle, Acton or Littleton

At last...a chance for you to get away to New York, New York! The Big Apple! Here you can get an early start on your Christmas shopping, spend the day sightseeing, or visit New York’s world class museums. From the world’s largest department stores to the finest museums and Broadway, the Big Apple has it all!  YOUR TOUR ITINERARY: Depart onboard your luxury CD/DVD/WiFi equipped Silver Fox Coach. A coffee stop (on your own) will be made along the way. For your convenience, a map of NYC illustrating points of interest will be provided for all. On arrival in New York, stops will be made at both Rockefeller Center and Macy’s. The Rockefeller Christmas Tree will be all aglow and on display for your viewing pleasure. Then you’re on your own to enjoy the ‘Big Apple.” Visit one of Broadway’s exciting shows, world famous museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, or enjoy shopping and sightseeing on Fifth Avenue. You’ll depart for home at 6:00 PM, arriving back at approximately 11:00 PM after a delightful New York holiday. TOUR INCLUDES: Luxury Silver Fox CD/DVD/WiFi Motor Coach, NYC Map and Attractions List.

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Carlisle Family Connection 2018/2019
by posted 08/21/2018

Carlisle Family Connection

For More Information Contact

Meredith Bielecki & Angie Kimmel, Co-Chairs

www.facebook.com/groups/CarlisleFamilyConnection/

http://carlislefamilyconnection.org/

 

The Carlisle Family Connection (CFC) is a community group that provides resources, activities and support for families with children five years of age and under. The program offers an annual cycle of family events and playgroups. Participation in CFC is a wonderful way to get to know fellow families in Carlisle with young children!

 

Registration

 

The best way to make sure you don't miss any opportunities with the CFC is to sign up for ALL three CFC sessions (fall, winter and spring) at one time. The full year's registration fee is $36 per family (each individual session is $12 per family). The registration fee covers admission to all events and participation in playgroups for all family members. Registering early for all three sessions allows CFC volunteers to budget accordingly for a fun-packed year.

 

Events

 

Events include seasonal parties, educational programs, concerts and outdoor activities. Events are organized by volunteers and are tremendous fun for the kids attending them.

 

Past event have included:  Fall Kick off Event, Wash a Fire Truck, New Baby Brunch, Pumpkin Painting, Halloween Party, Holiday Party, Valentine's Day Party, Meet up at BB Kidz Klub, Footnotes Family Concert, Spring Egg Hunt, Police & Safety Event, Old Home Day Rest Stop, End of Season Picnic at Great Brook, Clark Farm Guided Visit, Clark Farm Market meetups, Parents’ Night Out, and all-age Summer Playgroup Meetups.

 

Playgroups

 

Playgroups allow children to get to know their peers prior to entering kindergarten at Carlisle Public School, while also providing an exceptional resource to parents and caregivers. Age-based playgroups meet in private homes on a monthly/weekly basis (to be determined within each group):

 

  • Black Bears: birthdays from September 2017 through August 2018, Kindergarten class of 2023

  • Red Foxes: birthdays from September 2016 through August 2017, Kindergarten class of 2022

  • River Otters: birthdays from September 2015 through August 2016, Kindergarten class of 2021

  • Wild Turkeys: birthdays from September 2014 through August 2015, Kindergarten class of 2020

  • Barred Owls: birthdays from September 2013 through August 2014, Kindergarten class of 2019

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Council on Aging Programs Fall 2018
by posted 08/20/2018

COA Programs / Fall 2018

Intergenerational Tap

Fall Session:   Mondays, September 10 - November 26 (No class 9/3, 10/8 & 11/12)

Time:  1:30 - 2:30 pm

Who:   Everyone Welcome! All ages; all towns

Fee:     $40

Location: First Religious Society

Instructor: Katrina Rotondi

Let's make music with our feet! Come and join this class where we focus on rhythm, musicality and timing. Every class will include an energetic warm up, tap technique across the floor, and end with a fun combination.

 

Zumba Gold

Fall Session:   Tuesdays, September 4 - November 27

Time:  10:45 - 11:30 am

Who:   Everyone Welcome! Good for all adults

Fee:     $40

Location: St. Irene

Instructor: Katrina Rotondi, Zumba Certified

This class is for active adults /older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower intensity. This class consists on easy to follow Zumba choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion, and coordination. Come ready to have fun and sweat!

 

Tai Chi

Fall Session:   Tuesdays, September 4 - November 27

Time:  12:30 - 1:30 pm

Who:   Everyone Welcome!

Fee:     $40

Location: St. Irene

Instructor: Linda Sango

Tai Chi is a mind-body exercise from China and has its roots in martial arts. This exercise helps to decrease stress and stiffness, and increase balance, joint mobility, strength, flexibility and bone density. Wear loose fitting clothing and soft soled shoes.

 

Line Dancing

Fall Session:   Wednesdays, September 5 - November 28

Time:  1:45 - 2:45 pm

Who:   Everyone Welcome!

Fee:     $40

Location: St. Irene

Instructor: Katrina Rotondi

Get ready to boot, scoot and boogie. Come and learn choreographed dances with repeated sequence of steps. You will be having so much fun you won't even notice that you are exercising. No experience necessary and no partners required.

 

 

 

Fitness

Fall Session:   Thursdays, September 6 - November 29 (No Class 11/22)

Time:  9:45 - 10:30 am

Who:   Everyone Welcome!

Fee:     $40

Location: Carlisle Town Hall, Clark Room

Instructor: Katrina Rotondi

In this class, we use elastic bands and weights to strengthen important muscle groups that help with stability, balance and bone building. Great for all ability levels, may be done in a chair.

 

Cardio-Boost

Fall Session:   Thursdays, September 6 - November 29 (No Class 11/22)

Time:  10:45 - 11:30 am

Who:   Everyone Welcome!

Fee:     $40

Location: Carlisle Town Hall, Clark Room

Instructor: Katrina Rotondi

This class gets you movin and groovin to choreographed routines that will make you not want to stop dancing.  In this class we also focus on low impact weight training. The weight exercises consist of concentrating on important muscle groups that are used during every day activity. So let’s get fit and strong while having fun.

 

SAMA

Fall Session:   Fridays, September 28 – January 12 (No Class 10/5, 10/12, 11/9, 11/23, 12/21 & 12/28)

Time:  10:45 - 11:45 am

Who:   Everyone Welcome!

Fee:     $100/10 weeks (Note: class fee is prorated and based on start date.)

Location: Carlisle Town Hall, Clark Room

Instructor: Sensei Sarah Hanely

A fitness class which focuses on balance, strength, muscle tone and flexibility. No previous experience needed to begin this exercise program. Our SAMA class has its roots based on techniques that date back to ancient Asia & Greece; the slow controlled deliberate pace of a SAMA workout is very low impact and fun.

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