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TOWNSHIP RECREATION EVENTS, 2 0 1 2 S P R I N G OF ≈ S U M M E R PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES P R O G R A M LAWRENCE B R O C H U R E MAYOR James S. Kownacki TOWNSHIP COUNCIL Cathleen M, Lewis Dr. David C. Maffei Michael S. Powers Gregory J. Puliti MUNICIPAL MANAGER Richard S. Krawczun MUNICIPAL CLERK Kathleen S. Norcia RECREATION OFFICE Steven Groeger, Superintendent Matthew Calu, Program Coordinator Donna Eisenhauer, Clerk Address: 2207 Lawrence Road Lawrence Twp. NJ 08648 Office Hours: Monday—Friday 8:30 am—4:30 pm Telephone: (609) 844-7067 FAX: (609) 895-1668 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.lawrencetwp.com/rec.html RECREATION COMMITTEE Ed Budzinski Glenn Collins WHAT’S INSIDE Robert DallePazze Ed Fedorko SPRING SUMMER SPECIAL EVENTS Stacy Gallagher Geoffrey Kimmel LACROSSE CAMPS EASTER EGG HUNT Bill Pitman MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE SWIM LESSONS SPORT CLINICS Christopher Sawasky Marie Tagliaferri TENNIS LESSONS SWIM LESSONS FIREWORKS Sigmund Zegarski TBALL TENNIS LESSONS ……………...AND MUCH MORE. PAGE 2 General Information TABLE OF CONTENTS AQUATICS (4—5) Pool Hours and Fees Swim Lessons Recreation, passive 1. Programs and ac- Swim Team and active, plays an tivities in this booklet important role in the are provided for the FACILITIES MAP (11) lives of all residents. benefit of the resi- meetings the First The Lawrence Town- dents of Lawrence (1ST) Thursday of ship Recreation De- Township. Considera- each month at 7:30 HEALTH DEPT (14—15) partment provides a tion will be given to p.m. in the Municipal Animal Control variety of activities non-residents, if Building. All Town- Clinics, Screenings including sports and space permits, at ship residents are Municipal Alliance league play for all twice the registration encouraged to at- Safe Sitter ages, special events, fee. tend. concerts, community MISCELLANEOUS (13) gardens and much 2. Please note the 5. Individuals inter- Community Gardens more. Township refund ested in receiving Lawrence Nature Center policy. Individuals information regard- Community Band Our parks provide an withdrawing from ing financial assis- opportunity for family a program, that tance for registration SENIOR CENTER (12) picnics and trips to has not yet fees should contact use the playground started, will be as- the Recreation Office equipment. This bro- sessed a fee of at (609) 844-7067. SPECIAL EVENTS (3) chure outlines many 25% of the regis- Easter Egg Hunt of the programs tration fee paid. 6. Additional infor- Memorial Day scheduled for the Once a program mation regarding Fireworks Spring and Summer. has started no re- Recreation Depart- We make every effort funds will be is- ment programs, ac- SUMMER CAMPS (8 - 9) to operate the pro- sued with the ex- tivities and facilities Art & Theater grams as outlined in ception of pro- can be found by vis- Playground this brochure but oc- grams which are iting the Lawrence Safety Town casionally changes are cancelled, post- Township website at Sport necessary. poned or resched- www.lawrencetwp.com. Travel uled by the Rec- Public input is always reation Depart- 7. T h e Lawrence TENNIS (10) welcome and enables ment. Township Recreation the Recreation De- Office is located in partment to expand 3. The Recreation the Municipal Build- YOUTH SPORTS (6—7) and enhance our pro- Department reserves ing on Route 206. Baseball grams and facilities. the right to modify or The address is: 2207 Football Your comments can to alter schedules Lawrence Road Law- Lacrosse be directed to the when necessary. rence Township NJ Soccer Recreation Office, 08648. The tele- Sport Clinics which is open Monday 4. The Recreation phone number is Summer Basketball through Friday from Advisory Committee (609) 844-7067. 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. conducts its public REGISTRATION FORM (Back Cover) RECREATION EVENTS, PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1 PAGE 3 Special Events Township Sponsored by the Law- 1:00 pm. This year the rence Township Rec- festivities, including a Easter Egg reation Department the visit from the Easter Hunt Annual Easter Egg Hunt Bunny, will be held in will be held Saturday, Central Park at the Saturday April 7 April 7TH beginning baseball fields. So 10:00 am promptly at 10 am. The bring your Easter bas- scheduled rain day is kets and join the fun. Central Park Fields Sunday, April 8TH at Eggert Crossing Road Lawrence Township will ob- us. Come and enjoy this won- Mother Nature serve Earth Day Saturday derful facility and learn more May 12 from 1 pm to 5 pm about the important role na- Day at the Lawrence Nature ture plays in our lives every Saturday May 12 Center with exhibits, dem- day. For details visit the Law- 1 pm to 5 pm onstrations and activities rence Nature Center website pertaining to our natural www.lawrencenaturecenter.net Lawrence Nature Center environment that surrounds 481 Drexel Avenue tion will conduct Memo- Memorial Day rial Services in Law- rence Veterans Park at Observance the conclusion of the parade. Join us as we The annual Memorial Day Pa- pay tribute to all the rade will step off at 10:00 am servicemen and service- on Saturday May 26TH. Mem- women who have made bers of American Legion Post the ultimate sacrifice to Saturday May 26 414, Veterans of Foreign defend our freedom. 10:00 am Wars Post 3022 and the 112TH Field Artillery Associa- The soldier above all others, prays for peace Independence Day will be ob- for it is the soldier who served in Lawrence Township on Wednesday, July 4TH on must suffer and bear the grounds of Rider Univer- Fireworks the deepest wounds sity. The fireworks beginning and at approximately 9:40 pm will and scars of war. be preceded by a concert at Concert 7:00 pm. Come early to get a prime location!!! Wednesday July 4TH “Douglas MacArthur” Rider University PAGE 4 Swim Instruction Level Descriptions CLASS class is de- LEVEL (see class is LEVEL schedule) LEVEL 1—ThisDESCRIPTION 3—This below for class4—This class is signed specifically for 3 to designed for stroke devel- for stroke refinement. 5 year olds who have little opment. Emphasis is Proficiency of the front or no exposure to the wa- placed on development of crawl and backstroke is ter. Emphasis on safety, the front crawl, back- stressed. Additionally enjoying the water and stroke, breaststroke kick students will continue water skills (such as blow- and endurance. Students work on the breaststroke, ing bubbles, kicking float- will swim in the shallow sidestroke and butterfly. ing on their backs) and and deep ends of the pool. Students will work on FUN! Children must be 3 Additional skills taught a standing dives, flip-turns and toilet trained prior to this level will include and basic rescues. Pre- REGISTRATION the start of the class. treading water, diving requisites: pass Level 3, PROCEDURE LEVEL 2—This class em- from seated and kneeling or be able to swim at phasizes water safety, en- positions and surface div- least 25 meters of front Registrations will be accepted joyment, skills (including ing to recover an object crawl and backstroke, “first come, first placed” and elementary backstroke, from a depth of 7 feet. Pre back-float for 30 sec- WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED PRIOR back and front float, kicks -requisites: must be able onds, and tread water for TO MARCH 14. At the time of and beginner stroke. Pre- to back-float for 15 sec- 2 minutes. registration please include ALL requisites: general water onds, swim a width of the subsequent Spring and Sum- comfort and the ability to pool (60 feet) and use a mer sessions/levels as they participate in a group les- kick board on the front may not be available at a later son setting. and back. date. SHOULD IT BECOME NECES- Swim Instruction Schedules SARY TO CHANGE A LATER SESSION OR LEVEL (BASED ON AN INSTRUC- TOR’S NEXT LEVEL APPROVAL, GIVEN AT THE END OF EACH SESSION, DIF- FERING FROM WHAT YOU HAD AN- All swim instruction is held in the pool at Lawrence High School 2525 Princeton TICIPATED) THE RECREATION OFFICE Pike. Each session includes 8 lessons on the day(s) of the week listed below. The MUST BE CONTACTED AS SOON AS cost is $75 per session (eight classes) for residents of Lawrence Township. POSSIBLE TO ATTEMPT TO MAKE THE SPRING NECESSARY CHANGE(S). PLACEMENT SESSION LEVEL DAY(S) TIME START DATE IS NOT GUARANTEED REGARDLESS OF 1 1 Mon. & Wed. 6:00 pm—6:35 pm April 16 THE ORDER OF REGISTRATION AND 1 2 Mon. & Wed. 6:40 pm—7:25 pm April 16 WILL BE MADE ONLY IF SPACES ARE 1 3 Mon. & Wed. 7:30 pm—8:15 pm April 16 AVAILABLE AND SKILL LEVEL PER- 1 1 Saturday 12 Noon—12:35 pm April 21 MITS. The registration fee must 1 1 Saturday 12:40 pm—1:15 pm April 21 be submitted with the com- 1 2 Saturday 1:20 pm—2:05 pm April 21 pleted registration form. Please 1 2 Saturday 2:10 pm—2:55 pm April 21 note the Township refund pol- 1 2 Tue. & Thur. 6:00 pm—6:45 pm April 17 icy regarding withdrawing from 1 3 Tue. & Thur. 6:45 pm—7:30 pm April 17 a program as indicated on the 1 4 Tue. & Thur. 7:30 pm—8:15 pm April 17 registration form. 1 ADULT (18+) Tue. & Thur. 8:15 pm—9:00 pm April 17 2 1 Mon. & Wed. 6:00 pm—6:35 pm May 14 2 2 Mon. & Wed. 6:40 pm—7:25 pm May 14 2 3 Mon. & Wed. 7:30 pm—8:15 pm May 14 2 2 Tue. & Thur. 6:00 pm—6:45 pm May 15 2 3 Tue. & Thur. 6:45 pm—7:30 pm May 15 2 4 Tue. & Thur. 7:30 pm—8:15 pm May 15 2 ADULT (18+) Tue. & Thur. 8:15 pm—9:00 pm May 15 SUMMER (classes meet Monday through Thursday for two weeks) Session 1* Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 6/25—7/6 7/9—7/19 7/23—8/2 8/6—8/16 Level 1 Mon. through Thurs. 8:45 am—9:20 am Level 2 Mon. through Thurs. 9:30 am—10:15 am Level 3 Mon. through Thurs. 10:25 am—11:10 am Level 4 Mon. through Thurs. 11:20 am—12:05 pm RECREATION EVENTS, PROGRAMS AND PLEASE REVIEW THE REGISTRATION PROCEDURE AS SHOWN TO THE LEFT ACTIVITIES * IN THE EVENT THE LAWRENCE PUBLIC SCHOOL YEAR IS EXTENDED, SESSION 1 WILL BEGIN THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER RECESS. VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1 PAGE 5 Pool Hours & Fees Spring Summer (through June 9) (June 25—August 18) Pool Hours Pool Hours Weeknights: 6 pm—10 pm Weekdays: 12 pm—7 pm Saturdays: 12 pm—6 pm Saturdays: 12 pm—6 pm The pool at the Lawrence Membership Fees Membership Fees High School is available dur- Family $150 Family $105 ing non-school hours for open swim, laps and les- Individual $80 Individual $60 sons. Senior $20 Senior $15 Daily $4 Daily $4 Dip Ticket (25 visits) $75 Dip Ticket (25 visits) $75 General Pool Information Seventy—Five The Lawrence High School Pool daily fee. All fees are set for There are locker rooms avail- percent of our provides a valuable recreational residents of Lawrence Town- able as well as 2 “Family and fitness resource to the resi- ship. Non-residents are required Change Rooms” for mothers planet is dents of Lawrence Township. to pay double the resident fee. who need to change young sons water— Can you Whether you are looking for lap or fathers who need to change swim ? All pool patrons must sign in swimming, open swim or les- young daughters. upon entering the pool area and sons, there are plenty of oppor- pay the fee (if applicable) at Pool closings will be posted on tunities available. Author Unknown that time. the Township website: The pool at Lawrence High www.lawrencetwp.com and Children under the age of 12 School is accessible through signs will be posted at the pool. MUST be accompanied by an membership, or by paying the adult. Enjoy! Stroke and Turn Program Designed for those quali- on Tuesday and Thurs- fied swimmers interested days in April and May at in maintaining their com- the Lawrenceville School petitive form this pro- pool. Final determination gram will prepare partici- of individuals level will be pants for the summer made by the staff. competitive swim season. Swimmers will be placed FEE: $70 in one of the two levels that meet for five weeks Youth Sports PAGE 6 Please note the Town- Rookie Ball ship refund policy. In- dividuals withdrawing from a program, that has not yet started, will be assessed a fee Boys born between 5/1/04 games on weeknights and of 25% of the regis- and 4/30/06 and girls born Saturday mornings in Central tration fee paid. Once between 1/1/04 and 12/31/05 Park adjacent to Lawrence a program has started are eligible to participate in Intermediate School. Regis- no refunds will be is- the Lawrence Township tration must be completed by sued with the excep- Rookie Ball league which gets March 15. Anyone interested tion of programs underway in April. Boys and in coaching should contact the which are cancelled, girls will be separated into Recreation Office. FEE:$ 40 postponed or re- teams and practice and play scheduled by the Rec- Spring Lacrosse reation Department. Individuals interested in receiving informa- GIRLS BOYS tion regarding finan- The Lawrence Township Rec- Boys 2 ND to 8TH interested reation Department will offer a in Lacrosse must registered cial assistance for girls Lacrosse program. Girls by January 13. The juniors registration fees in 4TH through 8TH grades will (3RD/4TH grade) intermedi- should contact the learn basic fundamentals and ates (5TH/6TH grade) and Recreation Office at strategies of the game. Em- seniors (7TH/8TH grade) (609) 844-7067. phasis will be placed on edu- compete against teams in cational drills, game play and Central Jersey mid-April to FUN!! Games will be scheduled early June. The 2ND graders with other area programs. FEE: $65 will participate in a skills Programs and activi- development program. ties in this booklet are Interested in coaching? Call the Recreation Office at (609) 844-7067. provided for the Summer Teen Basketball benefit of the resi- dents of Lawrence Township. Considera- tion will be given to non-residents, if Girls entering 6th, 7th, or 8th interested in playing summer basketball space permits, at should register to play beginning July 2nd on Monday and Wednesday twice the registration evenings through August 6th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Boys will play fee. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from July 5th through August 7th with the junior boys (entering 6th, 7th, or 8th) from 6:00 to 7:30 pm and the senior boys (entering 9th, 10th, or 11th) from 8:00 or 9:30 pm. All sessions will be held in the Lawrence High School Gymnasium. All play- ers must register and payment is due with registration. FEE: $ 60 RECREATION EVENTS, PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1 PAGE 7 Summer Sports Clinics TRACK FIELD HOCKEY WRESTLING A Track series will be held Tues- This summer 3rd to 8th grade For those interested in learning day & Thursday evenings 6:30-8 girls can experience the game of the finer points of wrestling the pm, July 5 - August 7 for 3rd- field hockey. Monday and Lawrence Township Recreation 8th graders interested in seeing Wednesday evenings from 6:30- Department will offer a junior how fast they can become. Track 8 pm, July 2—August 6 coaches wrestling program for 3rd coaches and varsity track ath- and players from local schools through 8th Monday & Wednes- letes will teach, supervise and will work with young players to day nights from 6:30 to 8 pm. encourage the athletes in starts, develop skills and interest in The program will be held in the form and relays in sprint and field hockey. The program is on Lawrence High School Auxiliary distance events. This is excellent the fields adjacent to the Law- gymnasium from Monday July 2 training for other sports. rence Intermediate School. to Monday August 6. FEE: $35 FEE: $35 FEE: $35 Football is Lawrence Lightning Junior Football like life it requires perseverance, The Lawrence Lightning commitment for practices visit the Lawrence Lightning self-denial, Jr. Football Club coordi- and travel. For the older Junior Football Club website: hard work, nates contact football for players there is a heavy- www.lawrencelightning.com sacrifice, 3RD to 8TH graders. Players weight team which com- dedication between 8 & 11 have an petes in the Mercer and respect opportunity to play on County Football League. for authority. Lawrence Lightning teams For additional information in the West Jersey Foot- call 844-7067, email: “Vince ball League requiring a email@example.com or Lombardi” Lawrence Hamnett Soccer The Lawrence Hamnett Soccer petitive teams as well as Association provides the oppor- coaching education throughout tunity for children 5 to 18 the year. Additional informa- years old to play soccer in tion is also available by email Lawrence Township. The Ham- to firstname.lastname@example.org netts offer a Fall recreational or on their website program and year round com- www.lawrencehamnett.com The Recreation Department will Cheerleading offer Cheerleading clinics Thursday evenings in the Spring and Fall for 2ND to 6TH 4/5—5/31 Spring 6:30—8 pm Ben Franklin Elementary graders. These clinics are not part of the Lawrence Lightning/ Fall PBA Cheerleading team. 9/13—11/1 6:30—8pm FEE: $50 Ben Franklin Elementary PAGE 8 Summer Camps Please note the Town- ship refund policy. In- dividuals withdrawing from a program, that has not yet started, Safety Town will be assessed a fee Students are taught dents about safety through July 6th) at the of 25% of the regis- how to create safe around the home, fire Ben Franklin Elementary tration fee paid. Once situations for them- safety, how to make 911 School. Students may a program has started selves in everyday life. emergency telephone register for Session I, no refunds will be is- There will be trips to calls and other invalu- which is 8:30 am - sued with the excep- police and fire depart- able safety lessons. The 10:30 am, or Session II ments, visits by profes- program for students from 11 am - 1 pm. Reg- tion of programs sionals and different entering Kindergarten in istration is limited to 50 which are cancelled, the Fall, will run from fun-filled experiences students in each session. postponed or re- for the students. The Monday through Friday FEE: $ 65 scheduled by the Rec- staff will instruct stu- for 2 weeks (June 25th reation Department. Individuals interested Art and Theater Camp in receiving informa- Campers who enjoy the (1:00 pm to 4:00 pm) Session 1 tion regarding finan- arts will love this camp will focus on Theater June 25 to July 6 cial assistance for for students entering where counselors Session 2 registration fees 2ND through 7TH grades choose different themes July 9 to July 20 should contact the (Fall 2012). This camp to develop with their Recreation Office at will provide morning in- students. Individuals Full Day Fee: (609) 844-7067. struction (9:00 am to can register for the $240 per session 1/2 Day Fee: 12N) in the visual arts morning, afternoon or $180 per session while the afternoons full day. Programs and activi- Sport Camp ties in this booklet are provided for the benefit of the resi- dents of Lawrence Township. Considera- Sports camp will offer The Camp will be held Session 2 tion will be given to children between 6 from 9 am - 4 pm. For July 9 to July 20 non-residents, if and 12 years old the those interested in only Session 3 space permits, at opportunity to partici- half day camp, registra- July 23 to Aug 3 twice the registration pate in a full day tion is available for fee. sports camp with a morning (9 am - 12N) Full Day Fee: combination of in- or afternoon (1 pm - 4 $240 per session struction and competi- pm). 1/2 Day Fee: tion throughout the $180 per session day in multiple sports. RECREATION EVENTS, PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1 PAGE 9 Travel Camp Each day during the four week program “We don’t stop participants take a day playing because trip to a number of dif- ferent locations. Past we grow old; we trips have include grow old because sporting events, beach, Camel Beach, Dorney we stop playing.” This four week activity, Park, Great Adventure, from July 9TH through Mountain Creek Park, August 3RD, is for stu- Seaside Water Works George Bernard dents entering 5TH and more. through 8 TH grades. FEE: $265 per week Shaw Park Camp afternoon (1 pm to 4 pm) mailing the attached form or full day (9 am to 4 to the Lawrence Twp. pm) program. Full day Recreation Dept. along campers will swim at the with the required fee. This program for children Lawrence High School 6 - 12 years old is June pool. Additionally, for SESSIONS 25 through August 17 those campers needing 1 2 3 4 each Monday to Friday. an extended day, before 6/25-7/6 7/9-7/20 7/23-8/3 8/6-8/17 Instructors organize ac- camp care is available tivities in arts/crafts, FEES (Per Session) from 8am to 9 am and games, sports. trips and Full Day—$240 AM or PM—$180 after camp care is avail- more. Registration may able from 4pm to 6 pm. After May 15- $265 - $200 be for one or more of the Registration, indicating (4), two-week sessions at sessions of your choice, Before Care $45 After Care $55 Veterans’ Park for the may be completed by morning (9 am to 12N), Junior Master Gardeners Rutgers Cooperative Extension The week will be a balance of Master Gardeners and area will provide 1 week of day outdoor investigation, excit- educators and naturalists. camp at the Lawrence Nature ing activities and demonstra- Center at Drexel Woods, June tions, as well as traditional The fee is $195 per week for 25-29.The week is open to camp activities – including the 9 am to 4 pm camp and is those entering 3rd-5th grades arts & crafts. The program is limited to 20 applicants. Con- (in Sept. 2012). The beautiful directed by Chad Ripberger, tact Altaira Bejgrowicz, 4-H backyard meadow and woods County 4-H Agent, and deliv- Program Assistant, at be- will be utilized as we explore ered by 4-H staff with the email@example.com or nature together! assistance of Mercer County 989-6833 with questions. PAGE 10 Tennis Instruction Please note the Town- Starting in the spring a more “kid-friendly” will be comprised of ship refund policy. In- of 2012, the Recrea- format. Smaller eight (8) classes on dividuals withdrawing from a program, that tion Department will courts, larger low- weekday afternoons has not yet started, be modifying its Youth compression balls and or six (6) classes on will be assessed a fee of 25% of the regis- Tennis Instructional innovative new lesson Saturday afternoons. tration fee paid. Once Program. In accor- plans will more effec- a program has started Adult classes will dance with USTA’s tively provide children no refunds will be is- be offered to all sued with the excep- new “Quickstart Ten- (ages 5 to 12) with levels of players tion of programs nis” program, lessons proper tennis funda- which are cancelled, in a more tradi- postponed or re- will now be offered in mentals. Each session tional format. scheduled by the Rec- reation Department. Spring Schedule and Fees Individuals interested Mon/Wed 8 Classes Tue/Thu 8 Classes Sat 6 Classes in receiving informa- Village Park Central Park Central Park tion regarding finan- Starts May 7th Starts May 8th Starts May 5th cial assistance for Ages 5—7 ($36) Ages 5—7 ($36) Ages 5—7 ($36) registration fees 4:15pm to 5:00pm 4:15pm to 5:00pm 12N—1:00pm should contact the Ages 8—10 ($48) Ages 8—10 ($48) Ages 8—10 ($48) Recreation Office at 4:15pm to 5:15pm 4:15pm to 5:15pm 12N—1:15pm (609) 844-7067. Ages 11—12 ($72) Ages 11—12 ($72) Ages 11—12 ($72) 4:15pm—5:30pm 4:15pm—5:30pm 12N—1:30pm ADULTS ($80) ADULTS($80) Programs and activi- 6:00pm—8:00pm 9:30am—11:30am Summer Schedule and Fees ties in this booklet are provided for the benefit of the resi- dents of Lawrence Weekday Classes (8) Saturdays (6) Township. Considera- Lawrence Middle School (Gainsboro Rd.) Central Park tion will be given to Sessions Times Ages 5—7 ($36) non-residents, if space permits, at 12N—1:00pm Session 1: 6/25—7/6 Ages 5—7 ($36) twice the registration Ages 8—10 ($48) (No Class 7/4) 9:00am to 9:45am fee. 12N—1:15pm Session 2: 7/9—7/19 Ages 8—10 ($48) Ages 11—12 ($72) Session 3: 7/23—8/2 9:00am to 10:00am 12N—1:30pm Session 4: 8/6—8/16 Ages 11—12 ($72) ADULTS($80) 9:00am to 10:15am 9:30—11:30am RECREATION EVENTS, PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1 PAGE 11 Facilities Map PAGE 12 Senior Center Programs The Lawrence Senior The Lawrence Town- Center is open to Law- ship Office on Aging rence Senior Citizens publishes a monthly for a wide range of so- “Lawrence Senior Ac- cial, recreational and tivities and Events Many seniors in Law- educational activities as Calendar” to keep rence have extensive well as a library/lounge seniors abreast of the backgrounds in varied where seniors are wel- programs being of- fields of expertise. comed to come relax, fered at the Senior Perhaps you would socialize, watch televi- Center. The Lawrence like to volunteer to sion, play board Senior Citizen van is teach a class or give OFFICE ON AGING Lillian LaSalle, Executive Director games, or read. Per- available to provide a talk on a topic of Luise Watson, Clerk haps you will consider free transportation interest to sen- Lenny Spellman, Transportation participating in one of for Lawrence seniors iors. The Center is the many excursions during the day Mon- open 8:30 am – 4:30 Address: 30 Darrah Lane East they offer. A nutritious day through Friday. Lawrence Twp, NJ 08648 pm Monday to Friday, Lunch is served For more information excluding holidays. Office Hours: Monday—Friday through the Mercer or to schedule trans- Feel free to call the 8:30 am to 4:30 pm County Nutrition Pro- portation call the Of- Senior Center at 844- ject Mondays, Wednes- fice on Aging at (609) 7048 for additional Telephone: (609) 844-7048 days, Thursdays and 844-7048. FAX: (609) 896-0279 information. Fridays. SENIOR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Activities, Classes and Programs Livia Borkowski Lorraine Colavita Sarah Downing Dolores Fuessel Ted Hendricks Acrylic Art Tue PM 500 Club Wed PM Bertha Hirsch Hula Thursday AM Athene Kan Ballroom Dance Mon AM Helen Knobl Bible Class Wed AM Italian Friday AM David Majofsky Line Dancing Adv. Wed AM Cheng Mao Bingo Thu/Fri PM Beg. Fri AM Kay Palazey Bridge Club M/W/Th/F PM Veronica Pickering Mah Jongg Wednesday PM Bridge Duplicate Tue AM Pinochle M/W PM & F AM Busy Bees Wed PM Sculpture Tuesday PM Canasta Mon/Thu PM Sewing Thursday PM Chess Mon/Wed AM Spanish Th PM/Wed AM Choral Group Mon PM Watercolor Monday AM Computers Wed PM Yoga Friday AM Exercise Mon PM/Th AM Health Lectures and Screenings Health lectures are offered 2ND Wednesday of each the 1ST Wednesday of each month at 1:00 pm. Call month at the Lawrence Sen- 844-7094 or 844-7048 ior Center at 11:00 am. A for additional informa- related screening is held the tion. RECREATION EVENTS, PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1 PAGE 13 Community Gardens My Weeds “I appreciate the by The Lawrenceville plot(s) as the previous misunderstanding School for the garden- year. Applications by I have had with Na- ing enthusiast on a new resident gardeners ture over my peren- first come basis. So, if for any remaining plots nial border. tomatoes, lettuce or will not be accepted I think it is a flower sunflowers are your prior to March 19 and garden; she thinks it pride and joy, stop in are limited to 2 (two) is a meadow lacking and register for one of plots per person. grass, and tries to The Lawrence Town- the plots. correct the error. “ ship Recreation De- FEE: $35 per plot Sara Stein partment provides Returning gardeners 132—20' by 20' garden will have until March plots on land provided 12 to reserve the same Lawrence Nature Center “Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are Located on 36-acres guided birdwalks, a excellent the Lawrence Nature community bonfire, updates about the Law- schoolmasters, Center includes woods, nighttime bat hikes, rence Nature Center and and teach some of pasture, and a portion summer camps and programs, please contact of the Shabakunk Earth Day festivities. the Lawrence Township us more than we Creek. Since 2003, the The house on the prop- Recreation Department can ever learn Nature Center has erty is available for by calling 609-844-7067 from books. “ hosted numerous na- educational programs or visit the website at ture programs and for the community. For www.lawrencenaturecent John Lubbock events including more information and er.net. Lawrence Community Band The Lawrence Commu- comradeship and march and classi- nity Band rehearses at pleasure of making cal music under the Lawrence Senior music again. The band the direction of Center on Darrah Lane enjoys playing several Ron Taglairino. Thursdays at 7:30 pm. concerts a year for For information The band encourages community events and call Ron at 883- community members local nursing homes. 8141. “I wake up in the morning, I do a to dust off their instru- The music programs little stretching exercises, pick up ments and join the feature popular, jazz, the horn and play. “ Herb Alpert PAGE 14 Child Health Services Child Health clinics program is offered are available for in- by the Health De- fants, preschool and partment by ap- school aged children pointment only. who do not have Clinics are staffed “The only way health insurance. by a pediatrician Services provided and trained public to keep your include physical ex- health nurses. Lead health is to eat ams growth meas- risk assessment and urements, all re- screening are also what you don’t quired immuniza- provided. Call the tions, vision, hearing Health Department want, drink and developmental at 844-7093 for an assessments. The appointment. what you don’t like, and do what you’d Municipal Alliance druther not” The goal of the Alli- and drug-related Mark Twain ance is to 'empower problems in the the community'. community. Alliance THE PUBLIC IS EN- Membership is com- meetings are held COURAGED TO AT- prised of local lead- monthly on the TEND. WE NEED ers, municipal em- fourth Tuesday at your SKILLS, ployees and resi- 5:00 pm. at the IDEAS, ENERGY, dents of Lawrence Lawrence Township CONCERN. PLEASE Township, who want Municipal Building in JOIN US. to be involved in the Lower Level preventing alcohol Conference room. Radon Testing "A Citizen's Guide to test for radon and able for $12 at the Radon" is available reduce radon levels health department. at the Health De- in your home. Additional informa- partment. This free Please visit the tion can be obtained publication is pro- health department by contacting the vided by the U.S. for a free copy. For Lawrence Township Environmental Pro- residents interested Health Department tection Agency. It in testing their at 844-7089. describes what ra- home for radon, don is and how to test kits are avail- RECREATION EVENTS, PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1 PAGE 15 Health Screenings/Assessments The Health Department provides On the 1ST and 3RD periodic screening for: Wednesday of each Colorectal Cancer month, from 1:00 pm Hearing to 3:00 pm, individuals Vision can receive blood Blood Sugar sugar screenings, Hypertension blood pressure screen- ings and weight and Residents can receive assess- health counseling. ments to determine potential for Staff nursing personnel developing: will provide counseling Cervical Cancer and information related Breast Cancer to these conditions. For Cardiovascular Disease additional information, Hypertension please call 844-7093. Diabetes The Safe Sitter course Safe Sitter Classes rescue breathing and session offered. To Spring Session was developed to care of a choking complete the class Apr 10, 11, 12 teach adolescents child. Other areas in- satisfactorily partici- 9:00 am 1:00 pm safe babysitting skills. clude accident pre- pants must attend all The program teaches vention, how to call classes of the session Summer Session 1 those 11 and older for emergency assis- in their entirety. Class June 25, 26 , 27, 28 how to handle emer- tance, basic childcare size is limited to 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm gencies when caring skills and how to en- twelve students. For for young children. tertain children and additional informa- Summer Session 2 Instruction includes keep them safe. tion, call 844-7093. Aug 13, 14, 15, 16 dealing with medical There will be a Fall FEE: $40 9:00 am - 12:00 pm emergencies such as session and a Winter Animal Control Residents are reminded, September 30 each year. LICENSE FEES ARE: all dogs and cats 7 Applications are available DOG – unspayed/unnuetered $14.00 months of age residing in from the Municipal Clerk’s spayed/neutered $11.00 * Lawrence Township are office or online CAT - unspayed/unnuetered $14.00 required to be licensed. at:wwwlawrencetwp.com. spayed/neutered $11.00 * Dog license applications Proof of current rabies are due by January 31 vaccination must be sub- *Proof of spaying/neutering must be each year and cat license mitted with the license submitted to receive the reduced fee. applications are due by application. LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP RECREATION DEPARTMENT REGISTRATION, UNDERSTANDING, AGREEMENT AND CONSENT PARTICIPANT INFORMATION (PLEASE PRINT) Name Birthdate Grade Male Female . Address / / / STREET CITY STATE ZIP Phone # / HOME CELL Email Address Emergency Contact Name Phone Number Lawrencetwp.com/recreation.html PROGRAM NAME SESSION TIME PROGRAM NAME SESSION TIME PROGRAM NAME SESSION TIME From time to time the Lawrence Township Recreation Department will feature its programs in the local newspapers and the Lawrence Township and/or Lawrence Nature Center websites. While the intent of this practice is to be in- formative, there is a concern about the individual rights to privacy. In order to provide parents and participants the option to exercise their right to privacy, the Recreation Department is providing the opportunity to have indi- vidual names and pictures removed from all lists and publications. Please exclude my child’s name/picture from all programs and publications. Please include my child’s name/picture on programs, publications and website. Please include my child’s picture, but not my child’s name on programs, publications and website. I realize that a risk of being injured is inherent in all sports. I realize the risk of (Please print name) injury may be severe, including the risk of fractures, brain injuries, paralysis, or even death. I under- stand this and attest the above information is correct and wish to participate in the above Lawrence Township Recreation Department Recreation programs. REFUND POLICY Refunds for the registration fee will be assessed a 25% administrative fee for withdrawing prior to the start of a program. No refunds will be issued after the program has started. Signature Date Return Form and Fee to: Lawrence Township Recreation Department 2207 Lawrence Road Lawrence Township NJ 08648 THOSE INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN RECEIVING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR REGISTRATION FEES SHOULD CONTACT THE RECREATION OFFICE AT 844 - 7067.
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