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                                                                        BURLINGTON RECREATION
                                                                            WEB ADDRESS
               for up to                      Residents can now go directly to the Burlington Recreation Department website
    date programming information?             by typing the above address into their browser. You can also find us by going to
                                              the town’s website and clicking on the recreation link there. We hope this makes
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                                                              WE NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
It is sometimes necessary for the Recreation Department to contact program participants about cancellations, time changes, date
changes and for other reasons. If you want us to contact you by email, we must have your current email address.

If you wish to update your email address, please call the Recreation Department office at 781-270-1695, Monday through Friday, 8:30
a.m. until 4:30 p.m. or email us at

                                                   ON-LINE REGISTRATION
Burlington residents are welcome to register on-line for Recreation Department programs and events. If you wish to take advantage of
on-line registration, it is very important that you follow the procedures outlined on our website. Please go to our website www.burling- or call the Recreation Department if you have any questions (781-270-1695).

                   PLAYING PALS                                                           LITTLE MOZARTS
Child will "pal" up with their own parent or guardian (18 years          This 45-minute enrichment program is designed to encourage
or older) and be involved in a variety of activities, including          parent and child interaction through the mediums of music and
movement and stretching, songs, and games. We will incorpo-              creative movement. The class will focus on the socialization
rate both small and large gross motor activities. There will also        and imagination of the young toddler and will consist of tradi-
be time for exploration of various equipment during open gym             tional and contemporary music for young children. The class
time. All participants must wear sneakers.                               will consist of warm-up songs, creative movement, parachute
                                                                         time, music theory games, rhythm instruments, and closing
                                                                         songs. Guests and siblings (older or younger than the class
    AGES                     TIME              ACTIVITY#                 age 18 months thru 4 years) are welcome to attend. Join the
                                                                         fun with Mrs. C. and discover your child's musical talents!
 15 mo. - 23 mo.      9:00 - 9:40 a.m.          310071-A
                                                                                           Mondays, April 5 - June 21
     2-4             9:50 - 10:30 a.m.          310071-B                                      (not April 19, May 31)
                                                                                TIME                    FEE                 ACTIVITY#
Ages 15 months - 4 years, Tuesdays, March 30 - June 8
(not April 20), $34 (10 weeks), Recreation Center Gym,                    9:30 - 10:15 a.m.       $74(10 weeks)              341800-A
Instructor: Jolene Fogarty
                                                                                          Tuesdays, March 30 - June 8
                                                                                                (not April 20)
          OOEY, GLUEY                                                           TIME                    FEE                 ACTIVITY#
         ARTS & CRAFTS
                                                                          9:30 - 10:15 a.m.       $74 (10 weeks)             341800-B

Join us for a jammed filled class of ooey, gooey                         Ages 18 months - 4 years (with parent or guardian),
arts and crafts, stories and songs. Make a mess, have some               Function Room 2, Instructor: Margaret Corsino
fun as your 2-4 year old creates crafts that can be treasured for
a lifetime. You don't want to miss out on all of the fun! Please                   LITTLE DRAGONS
make sure children wear appropriate clothing.
  DAY & DATES                                    ACTIVITY#               Come join the fun and explore this introductory
                                                                         karate program. This course will focus on
 Thurs., March 11 - April 15                      323301-A               enhancing your child's fine and gross motor skills.
                                                                         Emphasis will be put on listening, memory, and
 Thurs., April 29 - June 3                        323301-B               attention. Children will be taught breathing, how to stretch, self-
                                                                         discipline, and coordination. In addition the classes cover
Ages 2 - 4 with an adult, 9:30 - 10:15 a.m., $53 (6 weeks),              health, nutrition, fire safety and stranger awareness.
Function Room 2, Instructors: Kids Just Love Crafts staff
                                                                         Ages 3 - 4, Saturdays, April 10 - June 26 (not May 29), 9:00
                                                                         - 9:30 am, $103 (11 weeks), Activity #311000-A, Location:
                                                                         Steve Nugent’s Institute, 207F Cambridge Street,
                                                                    3    Instructor: Steve Nugent and staff
                                          PRE-SCHOOL / dance
        DISCOVERY KINDER-SKILLS                                                                       CREATIVE PLAY
This class is designed for children ages 4 -6 who will be enter-                           Creative little minds will be busy at work. Come
ing kindergarten in the fall of 2010. Using a thematic approach,                           learn and grow while exploring the multiple art sta-
our focus will be on enhancing kindergarten readiness con-                                 tions and socializing. Your child(ren) will experi-
cepts and skills in the areas of pre-reading, pre-writing, math                            ence the art easels, playdough, sand table, stick-
and science. Activities will also help develop listening skills, fol-                     ers, and various other activities. Each week will
lowing directions and storytelling, as well as social and physi-            offer a new variety. "Play is children’s work" and your child(ren)
cal play skills. Class size is limited to 10 in order to allow for          will work on their fine motor skills and creativity in a one hour fun
optimum child/teacher interactions. Healthy snacks and out-                 filled class. All projects are age appropriate and will become
side play are provided daily. Children who enroll in Disocovery             cherished keepsakes of your child’s toddler/preschool years.
Kinder-Skills may also be enrolled in Discovery Preschool                                   Wednesdays, April 7 - June 16
and/or Preschool Bookworms.                                                                        (not April 21)

Ages 4 - 6, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Tuesdays, March 30 -                            TIME                    FEE                  ACTIVITY#
June 8 (not April 20), $134 (10 weeks), Activity # 323500-A,
                                                                             9:30 - 10:30 a.m.        $99 (10 weeks)             321700-A
Location: Visco Building at Simonds Park, Instructors:
Chris Allain & Carol Sheldon                                                                   Fridays, April 9 - June 18
                                                                                                     (not April 23)

                                                                                    TIME                    FEE                  ACTIVITY#
  PRE-SCHOOL BOOKWORMS                                                       10:00 - 11:00 a.m.       $99 (10 weeks)             321700-B
We all know that children are enriched by books.                            Ages 30 months - 4 years, Function Room 1, Instructor:
Stories can promote cognitive, social and emotional develop-                Bonnie LeRoux
ment while helping to build writing and reading skills. In this
program, your child will become immersed in a new story each                                  ITTY BITTY BALL
week through the use of books, flannel board, puppets, and
play acting. Art, science, cooking and other literacy experi-               This program will give your pre-schooler a head start on learn-
ences will revolve around the chosen story, and imaginations                ing the skills of baseball and softball - such as hitting, pitching
will soar. A snack will be provided for your child. Children must           and fielding. We will create a fun learning environment for your
be toilet-trained. Participants who are enrolled in the Discovery           child’s development. We will use soft touch balls and plastic
Preschool program may also register for this class.                         bats for safe play. (No gloves are necessary.) Each participant
                                                                            will receive a t-shirt.
         DAY                                         ACTIVITY#
                                                                            Ages 2 - 4, Fridays, April 9 - May 7 (not April 23), 10:45 -
 Thurs., April 1 - June 10 (not April 22)             321600-A              11:30 am, $45 (4 weeks), Activity #311700-A, Location:
 Fri., April 2 - June 11 (not April 23)               321600-B              Recreation Center Gym, Instructor: Ken Pondelli

Ages 3 - 5, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., $134 (10 weeks),                                DANCE, DANCE, DANCE
Location: Visco Building at Simonds Park, Instructors:
Chris Allain and Mary Ellen Schissler                                       Professional dance instruction for beginner and expe-
                                                                            rienced students. Students need to wear a black leo-
                                                                            tard with pink tights, ballet shoes and tap shoes.

                    DISCOVERY PRE-SCHOOL                                                           CLASS: Mom & Me

                    This program was created to provide children                     AGE                   TIME                ACTIVITY #
                    ages 3-5 a hands-on approach to learning and
                                                                                     2-3             9:15 - 9:45 a.m.           330000-A
                   socializing. Through such activities as music,
storytelling, art, science, building and dramatic play, your child
will gain many new skills while making new friends. Week to                                      CLASS: Pre-ballet & Tap
week, we’ll follow new themes that relate to the seasons and a                       AGE                   TIME                ACTIVITY #
child’s natural curiosity about the world. A snack will be provid-
ed for your child. Children must be toilet-trained. A copy of your                   3-4            10:00 - 10:45 a.m.          330501-A
child’s birth certificate should accompany the registration form
of new participants.                                                                 3-4            11:00 - 11:45 a.m.          330501-B

 DAY & DATES                                          ACTIVITY                                    CLASS: Ballet & Tap

 Mon., March 29 - June 14 (not April 19, May 31)323400-A                             AGE                   TIME                ACTIVITY #

 Wed., March 31 - June 9 (not April 21)                323400-B                      4-5            12:30 - 1:15 p.m.           330511-A

Ages 3 - 5, $134 (10 weeks), 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.,
                                                                            Ages 2 - 5, Fridays, April 9 - June 18 (not April 23), $64 (10
Location: Visco Building at Simonds Park, Director:
                                                                            weeks), Location: Function Room 2, Instructor: Lisa
Christine Allain
           Participants may register for one day only.
                     Come join Dotty Martin and Jenn McGrath as they challenge you and your children with a fun learning experience
                     through gymnastics/creative movement and fun developmental play. Dotty and Jenn bring with them 30+ years of
                     competitive gymnastics experience. Dotty Martin was also the former owner of Gymboree Play and Music for 14
                     years. We are very fortunate to have Dotty and Jenn join us with some new creative play time for our children.

                                                                                             GYM 3’s AND 4’s
                                 BABY GYM
                                                                           If you find yourself having lots of fun pretending to be some-
Calling All Babies! Get ready for some really fun Baby Boogies,            thing you’re not, then this class is right for you. Just imagine
some very interesting equipment based exercises, some sliding              being in the jungle or exploring under the sea. Maybe nursery
into the parachute, some ball rolling action and lots of bubbles.          rhymes or transportation is your passion. If this sounds like fun
We will work with the gymnastic equipment and all sorts of                 then come join Dotty and Jenn as they make the room come
props to make your babies scream with laughter. This is an                 alive with exciting creative play and new gymnastic training
opportunity for you to meet new friends and share issues and               equipment. This class will focus on fun creative learning in
questions about your baby with other parents that are in the               combination with learning beginner gymnastic tumbling and
same parental predicament. No shoes please.                                apparatus skills. Parents should plan to separate if the child is
                                                                           ready. If not, we will work towards that goal together.
              TODDLER TUMBLERS
Hey Kids....Are you a beginner walker or getting ready to start                              GYM 4’s AND 5’s
some faster running steps? If you are then you should join our
Toddler Gymnastic Program. We will balance and work our                    Ages 4 and 5 will come alive in this class…This class is for the
climbing muscles. We will dance with some fun music and play               child that is ready to learn some beginner gymnastics training
with the parachutes. We will have some really fun props and                skills that will help in any sport they choose moving forward.
meet new friends. No shoes please.                                         We will work on strength and flexibility using our new training
                                                                           equipment. Together we will explore different ways to build bal-
                  GYM 2’s AND 3’s                                          ance and body awareness through gymnastics. This class will
                                                                           not be all work and no play. We will use parachutes and fun
                                                                           games to add to the mix, and each week there will be a mys-
This class is perfect for the two-year-old that is ready for some
running, jumping, swinging, and sliding. Each week, children               tery stamp.
will experience a different theme and equipment focus utilizing
some of our new gymnastic training equipment but that’s not                                FUN GYMNASTICS
all…We will also work with musical movement play, parachute
time and rainbow magic ropes. We might even get to experi-                 Do you want to learn a cartwheel or perhaps something a little
ence a bubble storm before we get our mystery stamps at the                more daring like a back handspring? Did you ever wonder how
end of each class.                                                         people balance on their hands for so long? Well we can teach
                                                                           you the secrets. We know the tricks. Come join our gymnas-
                                                                           tics class and learn some new things. Dress in comfortable
      KINDERGARTEN GYMNASTICS                                              clothes. No jeans please.

Kindergarteners will love this class. They will learn beginner
gymnastic training skills in a fun manner. Somersaults, cart-
wheels, and maybe some back handsprings will all be taught.
Come join our fun gymnastic class and learn some new things.

                                                                                            APRIL 29 - JUNE 24
                  TITLE                    AGE                            TIME                  ACTIVITY #
              Gym 2’s and 3’s          Age 2 (with parent)          9:30 – 10:10 a.m.               310260-A
              Gym 3’s and 4’s             Ages 3 & 4                10:15 – 10:55 a.m.              310260-B
              Toddler Tumblers           Ages 1 & 2                 11:00 – 11:40 a.m.             310260-C
              Gym 4’s and 5’s             Ages 4 & 5                12:30 – 1:10 p.m.              310260-D
              Baby Gym                 Ages 3 - 12 mos.              1:15 – 1:55 p.m.               310260-E
              Kindergarten              Kindergarteners              2:00 – 2:45 p.m.               310260-F
              Fun Gymnastics             Grades K - 2                3:30 – 4:15 p.m.              310260-G

         All gymnastics classes are held on Thursdays at the Recreation Center. The fee is $114 per 9 week session
                                   (Siblings: $57 each if signed up for the same session).

                                       swimming / Youth
                                                                         SWIMMING LESSONS
                  MAD SCIENCE ®
                                                                       Level 1
Join the Mad Science hands-on science fun. We’re crazy about           Child is uncomfortable in the water, cannot place face in the
science...and hope you are too! In this program, we’ll have a          water. This level is designed to work with children to help them
blast exploring science and how it affects the world around us.        feel comfortable in the water.
There will be exciting hands-on activities, spectacular demon-
strations, inquiry-based discussions, and amazing projects to          Level 2
make and take home. We’ll learn about electricity; investigate         Child is comfortable in the water, can place face in water and
the powers of magnets; learn about optics, reflection and sight;       will float on front/back with assistance.
and uncover the hidden components in ordinary light. We’ll also
explore the exciting world of polymers (and slime); discover           Level 3
sound and sound waves; experiment with our taste sensations;           Child can swim unassisted, does not know any strokes.
learn about the properties of heat.
                                                                       Level 4
Grades 1 - 3, Thursdays, April 8 - June 3 (not April 22), 3:30         Child knows strokes, can swim 25 yards without stopping. This
- 4:30 p.m., $84 (8 weeks), Function Room 2, Activity #                level is to work on endurance and technique and new swimming
351001-A                                                               styles.


                                                                               TIME               LEVEL          ACTIVITY #         FEE

Are you the kind of person that loves to follow sports? Do you           1:00 - 1:30 p.m.           1-4           310400-A          $68
watch games knowing every statistic of your favorite players?
We will create our own sporting event (basketball, soccer, you           1:30 - 2:00 p.m.           1-4           310400-B          $68
decide) and provide broadcast and color commentary of your
chosen sports event in our digital sports casting class. Join us         2:00 - 2:30 p.m.           1-4           310400-C          $68
as you learn technical skills and broadcast techniques. We will          2:30 - 3:00 p.m.           1-4           310400-D          $68
make an interesting broadcast on the web using still images
and audio. We will tell the story of your team! Join the game!           3:00 - 3:30 p.m.           1-4           310400-E          $68
Become a part of the event!
                                                                         3:30 - 4:00 p.m.           1-4           310400-F          $68
Ages 9 -12, Mondays, March 29 - May 24 (not April 19), 3:30
- 4:30 p.m., $100 (8 weeks), Activity #358501-A, Recreation            Level 5
Center Gym, Instructor: Computer Explorers Staff                       Child knows strokes, can swim 100 yards without stopping.
                                                                       This level is to work on endurance and technique.

                          FLOWER ARRANGING                             Level 6
                                                                       Child can swim 500 yards without stopping. Child is ready for
                                                                       swim team, would like to work on flip turns, racing starts, speed
                         Kids will learn how to make their own         swimming, lifeguard readiness.
                        fresh flower arrangement to bring
home. Themed for each holiday, this is a wonderful way for                     TIME              LEVEL          ACTIVITY #         FEE
your budding artist to express him/herself and also teach them           1:00 - 2:00 p.m.         5-6            310410-A          $113
basic flower arranging. Classes are enjoyable and fun. Parents
are welcome to participate, for a fee. The fee covers all sup-           2:00 - 3:00 p.m.         5-6            310410-B          $113
plies and flowers, kids bring home their masterpieces.
                                                                         3:00 - 4:00 p.m.         5-6            310410-C          $113
     THEME                   DATE             ACTIVITY #
                                                                       Peek week the second and last class only. Please indicate
      Easter               March 27             300202-A               which level you are registering your child for.
  Mother’s Day               May 1              300202-B               Ages 3 and up (potty-trained), Saturdays, April 10 - June 19
                                                                       (not May 29), (10 weeks), Shawsheen Technical High
Ages 9 - 12, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., $24, Location:                   School
Ceramics Room, Instructor: Cindy Mattson, Given Erwin
                                                                                          BEAT BULLYING
                 HIP HOP                                               Bullying is a behavior that is intentional, repetitive, and hurtful.
                                                                       An imbalance of power exists between the child who is bullying
Are you ready to move? Did you ever want to                            and the intended target. Bullying is never okay. In this class,
try a dance class? Why not try Hip Hop? It                             children will learn direct and indirect techniques that will help
fuses fun and imaginative dance elements with                          them deal with a bully effectively.
age-appropriate music open to all levels.
Comfortable clothing and sneakers required.                            Ages 6 - 12, Saturday, May 22, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., $18,
                                                                       Activity # 318301-A, Steve Nugent’s Institute, 207F
Ages 6 - 10, Fridays, April 9 - June 18 (not April 23), 3:30 -         Cambridge Street, Instructor: Steve Nugent and staff
4:15 p.m., $64 (10 weeks), Function Room 2,
Activity # 330701-A, Instructor: Lisa Sanchez
              BABYSITTING COURSE                                                                         MIXING IT UP
                                                                                              If you like Bake’em & Take’em then you will love
Babysitting is often the first job for young teenagers. An
                                                                                              these cooking classes. In this hands-on begin-
instructor from Winchester Hospital will teach participants first
aid basics, choke saving, accident prevention, police and fire                                ner cooking class, kids will learn the use of bak-
                                                                                              ing utensils, measuring, kitchen safety, and
safety, baby bathing, feeding and diapering. Certificates will be
                                                                                             reading recipes. They will have fun creating
provided upon completion of the course. Please bring a lunch
or snack and a doll to practice with.                                       nutritious, delicious, food and simple meals. Enthusiasm of cre-
                                                                            ating something themselves will boost their self-esteem. Kids
                                                                            cooking activites are a great way to express themselves and
Girls and boys, grade 6 and up, Saturday, April
10, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., $69, Ceramics                                   enjoy sharing their creations with family. Food, recipes, and
                                                                            aprons are provided. You will need to provide your own baking
Room, Activity # 350101-A

                                                                            Grades 2 - 5, Saturdays, May 1 - 22, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., $85 (4
                                                                            weeks), Activity #350601-A, Function Room 2, Instructor:
        AMERICAN GIRL DOLL                                                  Carol Sheldon
                                                                                      SAFE CIRCUITS FOR KIDS

Your doll joins the work world while working from her home!
Join the team from Event-FULL! LCC ( and                        (THE ELECTRONICS WORKSHOP)
design and create a desk, computer and other "work-related"
accessories for your American Girl Doll. Please send your child             Learn the art of electronics by designing circuits. With a re-
with a peanut free snack and drink. Workshop is limited to 30               usable circuit board, we design and test exciting simulations of
participants.                                                               everyday items. From a working fan, to speakers, laser lights
                                                                            with sound, and simple electronic games, we learn how circuit
Ages 5 - 10, Saturday, May 1, 2:30 - 5:30 p.m., $44, Activity               boards power a variety of different gadgets. What is the differ-
#300179-A, Function Room 1, Instructors: Diane Dinell, M.                   ence between AC and DC or NAND/NOR circuits?
Ed. and Beth Meditz, M. Ed.                                                 Find out in this entertaining and educational class!

                                                                            Ages: 8 - 11, Mondays, March 29 - May 24 (not
                                                                            April 19), 4:35 to 5:35 p.m., $100 (8 weeks),
                                                                            Location: Computer Room, Activity #358201-
       STAR WARS: JEDI TRAINING                                             A, Instructor: Computer Explorers Staff

 Are you a Youngling who is interested in becoming a Jedi stu-                    BAKE ‘EM AND TAKE ‘EM
dent in training? Join the team from Event-FULL!, LLC and par-
ticipate in several hours that have everything to do with STAR              Boys and girls make and decorate goodies, goodies and more
WARS!! Some activities may include: designing and making                    goodies. Come ready to create delicious treats. All materials
your own recycled Droid, Making a Training Lightsaber and                   provided. Bring a container to bring your creations home in.
learning what it is to be a Jedi Knight. Don't worry if you have            Parent volunteers are welcome for each class.
taken this program before...different Jedi training techniques will
be introduced. May the force be with you.... Class is limited                  DATE                      THEME                 ACTIVITY#
to 30 participants. Please send your child with a peanut-free                  June 5              Spring Time Treats           351401-A
snack and drink.

Ages 5 - 10, Saturday, April 10, 2:30 - 5:30 p.m., $44, Activity            Grades 1 - 5, Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., $19,
# 300567-A, Function Room 1, Instructors: Diane Dinell, M.                  Function Room 2, Instructor: Carol Sheldon
Ed. and Beth Meditz, M. Ed.

                                                                                                KEWL & KRAZY SCIENCE
                  LEGO PLAYLAND                                                               For the young Einstein or the Madame Curie
                                                                                              who constantly wonders "WHY?" Hands on
Back by popular demand! Join the team from Event-FULL, LLC                                    experiments introduce the young explorer the
( and participate in "LEGO-related" take-                                  wonderful world of science and discovery. The
home projects and building/creating LEGO structures!! Don't                                  “magic" of science will be explored while chil-
miss out on this workshop that takes a favorite traditional toy             dren create and erupt their own volcano and learn how to make
and turns it into a fun-filled afternoon with a creative spin! Don't        Silly Putty! Join the team from Event-FULL!, LLC (www.event-
worry if you have taken this program before...different projects   and be prepared to have some FUN! Be sure to wear
will be introduced. The LEGOs stay with us, but the experience
                                                                            your mess-around clothes - things will get MESSY!!! Please
is yours forever! Program is limited to 30 participants. Please
send your child with a peanut-free snack and a drink.                       send your child with a peanut-fee snack and a drink. Class is
                                                                            limited; sign up today!

Ages 5 - 10, Sunday, May 16, 2:30 - 5:30 p.m., $44,                         Ages 5 - 10, Saturday, June 5, 2:30 - 5:30 p.m., $44, Activity
Activity # 300178-A, Function Room 1, Instructors: Diane                    #357901-A, Recreation Center Ceramics Room, Instructors:
Dinell, M.Ed. & Beth Meditz, M.Ed.                                          Diane Dinell, M. Ed. and Beth Meditz, M. Ed.
                          YOUTH arts / Youth Center
                 YOUTH CERAMICS                                                       IRISH STEP DANCING
A popular program for beginner and experienced students.                 This course teaches the basic steps and techniques of Irish
After learning basic techniques, you will be able to produce             step dancing. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bot-
beautifully finished ceramic pieces for your own home or to give         tle. The instructor is affiliated with the O’Shea Chaplin
as gifts. The program fee includes instruction, paints and firing.       Academy of Irish Dancing.
There are additional costs for greenware, brushes, and per-
sonal supplies.                                                          Ages 5 - 10, Mondays, April 5 - June 7 (not April 19, May 31),
                                                                         4:30 - 5:30 p.m., $52 (8 weeks), Activity #331601-A,
Boys and girls, grade 3 and up, Mondays, April 12 - June                 Function Room 1
28 (not April 19 and May 31), 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., $95 (10
weeks), Ceramics Room, Activity # 321001-A, Instructor:
Carol Collins                                                                                  BIRTHDAY PARTIES
                                                                                       Make your birthday special! Have a Recreation
                                                                                       Department birthday party. Party includes two
                      VOCAL PERFORMANCE                                                hours of games, relays and other activities. You
                          BOOT CAMP                                                    bring the cake and ice cream.
                   “BROADWAY: Past & Present”
                                                                                      Ages 5 - 9, Saturdays, April 10 - June 19 (not
                                                                                      April 17, May 29 - no 10 am party on June 5),
Do you love to sing? Have you always wanted to take voice
                                                                         10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 12:30 - 2:30 p.m., Fees: 1 - 15
lessons? Do you dream of performing on Broadway? This
                                                                         Children $120, 16 - 21 Children $140, Activity #300523-A,
session will focus on the music repertoire of Broadway: Past
                                                                         Location: Recreation Center
& Present! Participants will learn a daily vocal exercise routine,
proper breathing techniques, basic music theory; combined
with vocal performance skills! Participants will perform one             Please register online at or in per-
group ensemble and one solo piece. There will be a formal                son at the Recreation Department starting February 8. A
dress rehearsal and a final group performance on stage with a            deposit of $120 is required when you register. Your payment
professional pianist. A $50 non-refundable materials fee is              balance and birthday party application must be submitted not
due the first day of class, which covers the pianist and hall            more than 5 days after you register. The application may be
rental.                                                                  accessed as a link to your receipt when you register.
      GRADE                  TIME                ACTIVITY#
                                                                                           YOUTH CENTER
       2-5            10:00 - 11:00 a.m.          342001-A                                         (Grade 5)
       6-8            11:15 - 12:15 p.m.          342001-B               Where’s the place to be on a Friday night this winter? It’s defi-
                                                                         nitely the Youth Center! Meet up with friends and try your hand
*Saturdays, April 10 - June 19 (not April 24 and May 29),                at sports challenges and craft projects. Every month will have a
                                                                         theme, so feel free to dress up and show your spirit. A snack
$104 (10 weeks), Function Room 1, Instructor: Margaret
                                                                         bar offering favorite drinks and snacks will be available for a
                                                                         small cost.
*Final concert to be held on Saturday, June 19th from 6:30
                                                                         Fridays, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m., Spring dates: April 9 and May 14,
- 8:30 p.m. at Saint Michaels Parish Center Hall, 90
Concord Rd, Bedford, MA                                                  Recreation Center, Annual registration fee $10 (beginning
                                                                         April 9), plus $3 per night at the door, Activity #500525-A

             BE - JEWELED FOR KIDS
          Mother’s Day Swarovski Bracelet
Design a Swarovski Crystal bracelet for yourself or someone
special. Create your bracelet using a wide variety of genuine
Swarovski Crystals and Swarovski Pearls accented with ster-                                YOUTH CENTER
ling silver round beads and spacers. Finish your bracelet off                                  (Grade 6 and 7)
with your choice of lobster claw clasp or toggle clasp. Great gift
idea!                                                                    Tired of the mall scene? No good movies playing? Come to one
                                                                         of Burlington’s best places to hang out. This winter the Youth
    GRADES                  TIME                ACTIVITY #               Center will be offering some old favorites plus some new activ-
       3-5            3:30 - 4:45 p.m.           300189-A                ities that are guaranteed to please. Team up with friends for
                                                                         sports, music and crafts. We’ll have themed nights with con-
       6-8            5:15 - 6:30 p.m.           300189-B                tests, games, and prizes. Drinks and snacks will be available
                                                                         for a small cost at the snack bar.

Girls and boys, Tuesday, April 13, $34, Ceramics Room,                   Fridays, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m., Spring dates: April 30 and May
Instructor: Bonnie LeRoux                                                21, Recreation Center, Annual registration fee $10 (begin-
                                                                         ning April 9), plus $3 per night at the door, Activity

                                   Youth Sports / Youth
    JR. GOLF SCHOOL CLINIC                                                    TRACK & FIELD CHALLENGE
One of our most popular golf programs. This clin-                      A challenging track and field program for boys and girls, which
ic is a series of five one-and-a-half-hour lessons                     will include instruction and regular team competitions. Track
dealing with safety, the address position, the                         meets are planned with surrounding towns. Each participant
swing, irons, woods, the short game and golf eti-                      will receive a team shirt. Schedule may vary slightly due to
quette. These classes are for beginners as well as                     availability of BHS track and the construction at Varsity Field.
those who are in the process of developing better
golf skills.                                                           Grades 6 - 8, Mondays and Wednesdays, May 3 - 26, 6:00
                                                                       - 8:00 p.m., $20, Director: Matt Carr, Location: BHS track,
      AGE                     TIME             ACTIVITY #              Activity # 311621-A
   Girls 7 - 14         10:00 - 11:30 a.m.       310601-A

   Boys 7 - 14           2:00 - 3:30 p.m.        310601-B                    INTRODUCTION TO
                                                                               TRACK & FIELD
Monday through Friday, April 19 - 23 (school vacation                  An introduction to track and field for girls and boys. The pro-
week), $87, Location: Billerica Country Club, Instructor:              gram will include instruction, track and field competition and
Barrie Bruce Golf School                                               special events. Our staff will teach you the team aspects of the
                                                                       sport as well as record individual achievements. Track meets
                     ZUMBATOMIC                                        are planned with surrounding towns. Each participant will

                     (Zumba for Kids)

                                                                       receive a team shirt. Schedule may vary slightly due to avail-
                                                                       ability of BHS track and the construction at Varsity Field.
This upbeat important lifestyle for kids is a sure way they will
love the diverse dance steps from around the world.                    Grades 3 - 5, Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 4 - 27,
Zumbatomic is an important element of a child’s development.           6:00 - 8:00 p.m., $20, Director: Matt Carr, Location: BHS
Zumbatomic is a sure way of developing coordination, disci-            track, Activity # 311611-A
pline and creativity. Your child will exercise and not even know
it because they will be too busy smiling and dancing.
                                                                             TRACK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
   Mondays, April 5 - June 7 (not April 19 and May 31)
                                                                         Adults and high school students are needed to
      AGE                     TIME             ACTIVITY #                assist the track and field programs.         If you are
      4-5                2:00 - 3:00 p.m.        330901-A                interested, please call the Recreation Department at 781-
                  Wednesdays, April 7 - May 26
      AGE                     TIME             ACTIVITY #
      6 -10              5:00 - 6:00 p.m.        330901-B              This age-old art and sport of fencing is fun for everyone.
                                                                       Benefits of this sport include enhanced fitness (strength, car-
                                                                       diovascular, balance, and flexibility), self discipline and confi-
$52 (8 weeks), Function Room 1, Instructor:             Hathali
                                                                       dence, character and sportsmanship. These classes will intro-
                                                                       duce proper mechanics and technique and ability-specific fenc-
                                                                       ing situations and strategies. All equipment is provided.
                                                                       Ages 9 - 14, Saturdays, April 3 - May 22, 2:30 - 3:15 p.m.,
An introductory karate program which teaches                           $123 (8 weeks), Activity # 314701-A, Steve Nugent’s
proper stance, breathing, how to stretch, self-                        Institute, 207F Cambridge Street, Instructor: Steve Nugent
discipline, coordination, and practical self-                          and staff
defense. In addition the classes cover health,
nutrition, fire safety and stranger awareness.
                                                                                    REALJAMS ACADEMY
           Mondays, April 5 - June 21 (not May 31)                     Real Jams Academy, The Real School of Music's premier week
      AGES                  TIME               ACTIVITY#               long music program, provides you with the opportunity to
                                                                       immerse yourself in the music you love! You will take instru-
      5 - 13            5:30 - 6:15 p.m.         310501-A              mental lessons, write original music, record your performance,
                                                                       attend clinics by music professionals and special guests, learn
         Saturdays, April 10 - June 26 (not May 29)                    about the "band business" and, of course, perform in a live
                                                                       show on a professional stage with sound and lights! All ses-
      AGES                  TIME               ACTIVITY#
                                                                       sions will be held at Real School's Burlington campus. Bands
      5 - 13           1:30 - 2:15 p.m.         310501-B               will be sorted by age and ability.

$103 (11 weeks), Location: Steve Nugent’s Institute, 207F              Ages 12 - 19, April 20 - 23 (Vacation Week), 9:00 a.m. - 4:30
Cambridge Street, Instructor: Steve Nugent and staff                   p.m., $400, Activity #342101-A, Location: Real School of
                                                                       Music, 56 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, MA

                                Something for All Ages

            BRIDGE FOR BEGINNERS                                                                            INTRO TO KEYS
 Bridge is by far the greatest card game of all, and it can provide                                      We are offering an Intro to Keys
 immense challenge and enjoyment for the rest of your life. This                                        course in conjunction with The Real
 course is intended for the complete beginner, one who knows                School of Music. Our group keyboard lessons will give you a
 nothing, or almost nothing, about bridge. Where to begin?                  solid introduction to the instrument, establish proper techniques
 Bridge is more complicated than other card games, and begin-               and approaches, and review practice methods that will make
 ners are sometimes discouraged by this. Relax! After this
                                                                            the most productive use of your time. Introduction to Keys is a
 course you will understand the card play involved and be well
 on your way to becoming a bridge player.                                   great first step! Students will need to purchase a method book
                                                                            (available at Real School) and electronic keyboards will be pro-
 Grades 5 - Adults, Tuesdays, April 6 - June 8 (not April 20                vided by the school.
 and 27), 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., $65 (8 weeks), Recreation
 Conference Room, Activity #352504-A, Instructor: Mike                                 Mondays, May 3 - June 14 (not May 31)
                                                                                   AGE                    TIME             ACTIVITY #

                                                                                  13 - 16           8:15 - 9:00 p.m.         342304-A
                 IN BRIDGE

                                                                                  8 - 12            7:30 - 8:15 p.m.         342304-B
 Now that you have learned how to play and bid without opposi-
 tion, what do you do if your opponents get feisty? This course                                Tuesdays, May 4 - June 8
 is ideal if you know the basics of bidding (opening bids and
 responses) and are keen to move up to the next level.                             AGE                    TIME             ACTIVITY #

 Grades 5 - Adults, Thursdays, April 1 - June 17 (not April 22                    8 - 12            6:30 - 7:15 p.m.         342304-C
 and 29), 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., $80 (10 weeks), Recreation
 Conference Room, Activity #352704-A, Instructor: Mike                                        Wednesdays, May 5 - June 9
                                                                                   AGE                    TIME             ACTIVITY #
                             INTRO TO GUITAR                                      8 - 12            5:45 - 6:30 p.m.         342304-D
                        Are you interested in learning the                        8 - 12            6:30 - 7:15 p.m.         342304-E
                        basics of guitar playing? Participants
                                                                                  13 - 16           7:30 - 8:15 p.m.         342304-F
                       will learn how the guitar works, how to
 play chords, how to play melody, how to play with others, dif-                  17 - Adult         8:15 - 9:00 p.m.         342304-G
 ferent guitar techniques, how to read music, and basic music
 theory centered around the guitar. Students must bring their               $120 (6 weeks), Location: Real School of Music, 56
 own guitar.                                                                Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, MA
 Grades 6 - Adults, Tuesdays, April 6 - June 15 (not April 20,
 27 and May 18), 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., $74 (8 weeks), Senior
 Center, Activity #341003-A, Instructor: Brian Grzelak

                                                                                   INTRO TO DIGITAL

        INTRO TO DRUMS                                                                RECORDING


 We are offering an Intro to Drums course in                                We are offering an Intro to Digital Recording
 conjunction with The Real School of Music.                                 course in conjunction with The Real School of Music. Taught by
 Our group drum lessons will give you a solid introduction to               professional recording engineer Tim Bongiovanni, you will learn
 drumming, provide a foundation for proper techniques and                   how to produce your own multi-track digital recording. The
 approaches, and teach practice methods that will make the                  course will introduce digital software such as Apple’s Garage
 most productive use of your time. Intro to Drums is a great first          Band and Digidesign’s ProTools. At the conclusion of the
 step! Students will need to purchase a method book and drums               course, students will have gained a general familiarity with
 sticks (both available at Real School). Drums and drum pads                basic home and studio recording techniques.
 will be supplied by the school.
                                                                                   AGE                    TIME             ACTIVITY #
        AGE                    TIME              ACTIVITY #
                                                                                  12 - 16           6:00 - 6:45 p.m.         342404-A
       8 - 12             5:00 - 5:45 p.m.        342204-A
                                                                                 17 - Adult         8:00 - 8:45 p.m.         342404-B
       13 - 16            6:00 - 6:45 p.m.        342204-B
      17 - Adult          8:00 - 8:45 p.m.        342204-C                  Mondays, May 3 - June 14 (not May 31), $120 (6 weeks),
                                                                            Location: Real School of Music, 56 Middlesex Turnpike,
 Wednesdays, May 5 - June 9, $120 (6 weeks), Location:                      Burlington, MA
 Real School of Music, 56 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington,