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					        NEW FAIRFIELD
    PARKS AND RECREATION
                                 Winter 2010




                                                                                       General Information
                                                                       Location: Lower Level of Town Hall
                                               Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Parks and Recreation Staff                                                 Friday 8:30 a.m. until 12 noon
Steve Merullo – Parks & Recreation Director              Telephone: (203)312-5633       Fax (203)312-5636
Barb Coelho – Assistant Director                                                   Hotline: (203)312-5633
Kelly Ferris – Program Director                                  (after hours, up to the minute information)
                                                                          http://newfairfieldlibrary.org.

                             PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION MEMBERS
                            Sean Loughran - Chairman                 Steve Burfeind
                            Thomas Edwards                    Melissa Luks Fidanza
                            Mark Lamanna                               Bill O’Keeffe
                            Fred Testor                             Chris Van Steen
                                            SUMMER POSITIONS
Parks & Recreation applications for summer positions will be available ON-LINE only effective January 11, 2010.
We are looking for motivated, creative and patient students interested in working with youngsters at our
summer Day Camp. Day Camp counselor and assistant counselor applicants must be 16 by June 1st. Counselor in
Training applicants must be entering the 8th grade in the fall. There is a special, one time fee for our CIT
leadership training class. Paper applications for CIT positions are available in the Parks & Recreation office.

 We are also looking for qualified persons who are interested in a lifeguard, W.S.I. or assistant swim team
 coach position at the beach this summer. Lifeguard candidates must be 16 by May 1st and must have current
 Red Cross Lifeguard training certification; Water Safety Instructors must have current Red Cross
 certification.

 To apply for any of the positions, please go on-line to www.newfairfield.org. The on-line application will be
 available January 11, 2010. Applications for summer employment will be accepted through Friday,
                                               February 26, 2010.


                                             SUMMER DAY CAMP
 Even though winter has yet to begin, the Parks & Recreation department is looking towards the sunny skies of
 summer. We will be sending home (via the school) information regarding our summer Day Camp. Registration
 will only be accepted with payment. In person registration will begin April 5th.



                                          TABLE OF CONTENTS

 Table of Contents, Summer Employment & Day Camp                                Page 2
 Kid Stuff                                                                      Page 3
 Programs – Grades K – 2                                                        Pages 3 – 5
             Grades 3 – 5                                                       Pages 6 – 7
             Grades 6 – 12                                                      Page 7
 Girls’ Softball                                                                Page 8
 Adults                                                                         Page 9
 Off-Site Programs                                                              Pages 10 – 11
 Something For Everyone (Including Trips)                                       Pages 11 – 13
 New Fairfield Recreational Areas                                               Page 14
 Local Activities Directory                                                     Page 15
 Registration Form, Refund Policy & Cancellations                               Back page



 Parks and Rec. programs will not be conducted during vacations, holidays or any time
 that school is not held. When schools are closed due to inclement weather, all
 programs scheduled for t hat day or evening will also be canceled. When a class is
 cancelled due to weather, it is the Parks & Rec. policy to make-up the missed class
 at the end of the session.




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                                                    KID STUFF
NERF SOCCER (Ages 3 through 5)
Join Don Murphy’s professional staff of instructors in this great introductory program to the game of soccer. Children
will learn the basics of the game in a light-hearted entertaining environment.
Dates: Session I – January 22, 29, February 5 & 19                         Location: Company A Firehouse
Day:      Friday                                                             Fee: $45.00
Time: 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. OR 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.



Dates: Session II – March 5, 12, 19 & 26
Day:    Friday                                                         Location: Company A Firehouse
Time: 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. OR 12:00 p.m. -12:45 p.m.                Fee: $45.00

PRE-BALLET / CREATIVE MOVEMENT (Ages 3 through 5)
With over 30 years of teaching experience (over 20 in New Fairfield), Miss Holly has been the first dance teacher for
many of New Fairfield’s children. Combining her Orff music teacher training with dance and drama, she nurtures young
children to hear the rhythm, and find their natural movement and self-expression as they explore and interact using their
bodies and imagination. Miss Holly always adds new material and skills to each session to keep her classes lively and her
students challenged.
Dates: Session I- January 27, February 3, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24
Day:     Wednesday                                   Location: Shaw’s Supermarket Meeting Room
Time: 10:30 a.m-11:15 a.m.                           Fee: $120.00



                                       GRADES K THROUGH 2
SHARKS!
Learn about this most amazing creature and how it has survived for over 400 million years. Widely misunderstood and
feared, sharks are now in danger of extinction. Find out why we need sharks in our oceans and what you can do to help.
Join Robin Culler, founder of the Shark Finatics, and become a Shark Ambassador through Iemanya Oceanica. You will
receive the DK Eye Wonder book on Sharks, a one year shark adoption, and information packet. Learn how you can make a
difference!
Date: Saturday, March 13                                  Location: Senior Center Community Room
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Grades 1-3                    Fee: $35.00




SHIHOU KEN KARATE
Shihou Ken Karate can teach children to reach their full potential through our confidence building martial arts program.
Sensei Tom Miller will provide expert training in a fun and safe program to produce positive results. The philosophy
behind Shihou Ken Karate is to develop physically, to install confidence, and to build character in our children.
Dates: February 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8 & 15            Location: tba
Day:    Thursday                                                    Ages: 6 – 14 years old
Time:    5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.                                      Fee: $ 120.00




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MOTHER/DAUGHTER NIGHT OUT
Come have a fun night of playing old-fashioned playground games with your daughter and a few new ones too. Wear
sneakers.
Date: March 3                                               Grades: k- 2
Day: Wednesday                                              Location: Consolidated Gym
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.                                 Fee: $10.00 per couple
                                                              *child must be accompanied by an adult
JUMPING JACKS AND JILLS
This class is designed for children to learn jump roping skills and work on skills already acquired. Short and long ropes
will be used. Fun rhymes will be taught. This class is great fun as well as great exercise!
Dates: March 10, 17, 24 & 31                                    Grades: 1-2
Day: Wednesday                                                  Location: Consolidated Gym
Time: 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.                                     Fee: $25.00

PARLEZ-VOUS BALLET?
In this class students are introduced to basics of ballet technique to gain poise, grace and confidence while increasing
their movement skills. Miss Holly is always age appropriate and sensitive to the development of children at each level.
This class is not only a great intro to dance but also to the French language! Miss Holly always adds new material and
skills to each session to keep her classes lively and her students challenged.
Dates: January 25, February 1, 8, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22
Day:      Monday                                                   Location: Consolidated Multi-Purpose Rm.
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.                                         Fee: $120.00



GAMES FOR GIRLS
This class is just for girls. We will play old-fashioned games such as Red Rover, TV Tag, Duck-duck-goose , Cookie
Monster, Red Light, Green Light, and many others.
Dates: January 25, Feb.1, 8 & 22                      Grades: k - 2
Day: Monday                                           Location: Consolidated Gym
Time: 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.                           Fee: $ 22.00


                                              Mrs. Porter presents…
JAZZY JEWELRY (Grades K-2)
Let’s get ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day by making beautiful jewelry to give or wear. We will use collage,
paint and beads to make a necklace, pin and bracelet.
Date: Feb.5                                          Location: Consolidated Cafeteria
Day: Friday                                          Fee: $15.00
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


INTRODUCTION TO ORIGAMI (Grades K-2)
Origami is the art of Japanese paper folding. We will use some basic techniques to create some lovely objects out of
paper including a butterfly, boat and sea horse.
Date: Feb.26                                      Location: Consolidated Cafeteria
Day: Friday                                       Fee: $15.00
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

DINORAMAS (Grades K-2)
We will make a 3D home for a dinosaur. We will use materials from nature including rocks, twigs, sand
and shells. We will make a volcano and paint on the lava! I will provide a small dinosaur for your habitat.
Date: March 19                                      Location: Consolidated Cafeteria
Day: Friday                                         Fee: $15.00
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


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MRS. WOODARD presents…

SNOWMAN PROJECT (Grades 1-3)
Decorate a wooden snowman with paint, pompoms, and more! to hang in your house
Date: January 7                           Day: Thursday
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.               Fee: $20.00
PENGUIN PROJECT (Grades 1-3)
Make a cute little penguin to brighten up your house in the cold winter days.
Date: January 14                              Day: Thursday
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.                   Fee: $20.00
WINTER COOKIE DECORATING (Grades 1-3)
Decorate mitten and snowflake cookies with brightly colored frosting, sprinkles and candy.
Date: January 21                                                   Day: Thursday
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.                                        Fee: $10.00
VALENTINE CRAFT (Grades 1-3)
Make a Valentine craft to keep or give away to someone you love.
Date: January 28                                                     Day: Thursday
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.                                          Fee: $ 20.00
VALENTINE COOKIE DECORATING (Grades 1-3)
Decorate heart cookies with frosting, sprinkles, and candy to share with your family and
friends.
Date: February 4                                                     Day: Thursday
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.                                          Fee: $10.00
SCRAPBOOKING (Grades 1-5)
Bring a scrapbook and favorite photos to create a book of special memories. Paper, stickers, and scrapbooking tools will
be provided for you to use.
Dates: February 5, 19 & 26                                          Day: Friday
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                                         Fee: $45.00
WEBKINZ PARTY (Grades 1-3)
Bring your favorite webkinz or other stuffed animal to an afterschool party. We will make a bed, name collar, and leash
for your pet. We’ll also decorate cookies to eat at our party.
Date: February 18                                                   Day: Thursday
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.                                         Fee: $20.00
TEA PARTY (Grades 1–3)
Bring your favorite doll and a plain t-shirt in your size to our tea party. We will make matching
shirts for you and your doll, matching bracelets, and decorate cookies for our party.
Date: February 25                                                       Day: Thursday
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.                                            Fee: $20.00
WINDSOCKS (Grades 1-3)
Make a windsock to welcome the March winds.
Date: March 4                                                         Day: Thursday
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.                                           Fee: $15.00
LEPRECHAUN (Grades 1-3)
Make an adorable little leprechaun to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Date: March 11                                                        Day: Thursday
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.                                           Fee: $20.00
PRINCESS PARTY (Grades K-2)
Be a princess for the afternoon as                       we make a tiara/hat, magic wand, and princess bracelet. You can
wear them all to our tea party                           with lemonade and crown cookies you can decorate yourself!
Date: March 18                                          Day: Thursday
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.                             Fee: $20.00
                      All classes to be held in Consolidated School classroom #103

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                                          GRADES 3 THROUGH 5
STRUMMING FINGERS
This class will teach the basic fundamentals of guitar and music theory. This six week course will cover such topics as
proper guitar posture, major and minor guitar chords, guitar scales, musical notes and popular songs for beginning
musicians. The instructor, Andrew Robinson, is a NFHS graduate and has studied guitar for the past ten years. He has
played in live groups as well as performed solo. STUDENTS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN GUITAR.
Dates: January 22, 29, February 5, 19, 26, March 5                               Location: MHHS Music Room
Day: Friday                                                                      Fee: $ 150.00
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


YOGAKIDS
Yogakids is more than a stretching class for kids. Yoga promotes strong and flexible bodies in a non-competitive
environment. Students develop self-awareness while learning how to focus with relaxation techniques ( helping with
calming and getting ready for tests.) Children will learn age appropriate yoga poses and learn to focus and redirect their
energy. Yoga games will be used to stimulate their verbal, spatial and artistic skills. This experience is designed for kids
to balance awareness and laughter!
Dates: January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2                      Grades: 3 - 6
Day: Tuesday                                                           Location: tba
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.                                            Fee: $ 72.00


INTRODUCTION TO ORIGAMI
Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. We will use some basic techniques to create some lovely objects out of
paper including a butterfly, boat and seahorse.
Date: February 25                                              Location: MHHS cafeteria
Day: Thursday                                                  Grades: 3-5
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.                                    Fee: $15.00



SHIHOU KEN KARATE
Shihou Ken Karate can teach children to reach their full potential through our confidence building martial arts program.
Sensei Tom Miller of New Fairfield will provide expert training in a fun and safe program to produce positive results. The
philosophy behind Shihou Ken Karate is to develop physically, to install confidence, and to build character in our children.
Sensei Tom Miller has been instructing and training martial arts for over 20 years and has won several national
championship titles.
Dates: February 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8 & 15              Ages: 6 – 14 yrs. old
Day:     Thursday                                                     Location: tba
Time:    5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.                                        Fee: $120.00




                             FLASHLIGHT EGG HUNT
            Parks & Rec. will hold a flashlight egg hunt just for children in grades 3-5. The hunt will be held at
Memorial Field on Fri. March 26 at 8:00 p.m. The fee is $5.00 per child and you must be pre-registered by
Wed. March 24. Please bring a bag to put your eggs in and a flashlight. The hunt is held rain or shine.




    •   Look in our k-2 section for Mrs. Woodard’s programs which include offerings for 3rd graders.



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SHARKS!
Learn about this most amazing creature and how it has survived for over 400 million years. Widely misunderstood and
feared, sharks are now in danger of extinction. Find out why we need sharks in our oceans and what you can do to help.
Join Robin Culler, founder of the Shark Finatics, and become a Shark Ambassador through Iemanya Oceanica. You will
receive the DK Eye Wonder book on Sharks, a one year shark adoption, and information packet. Learn how you can make a
difference!
Date: Saturday, March 13                                   Location: Senior Center Community Room
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m Grades 1-3                           Fee: $35.00
      3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Grades 4-6


                                 BEFORE SCHOOL PROGRAMS
SPORTS MIX
Students will play a variety of sports during the week including floor hockey, soccer, wiffleball, kickball, dodgeball,etc.
All equipment is provided and students of all skill levels are encouraged to sign up. The instructor is Chris Truchsess.
Dates: Feb.1, 2, 4 & 5                                           Location: MHHS gym
Days: Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri.                                 Grades: 3-5
Time: 7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.                                      Fee: $28.00

BASKETBALL
Come get a workout before school while working on your basketball skills. Students will be taught
fundamental basketball skills and play in competitive games. The instructor is Chris Truchsess.
Dates: Feb.16, 18 & 19                                           Location: MHHS gym
Days: Tues., Thurs. & Fri.                                       Grades: 3-5
Time: 7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.                                      Fee: $21.00


SPORTS MIX II
Students will play a variety of sports during the week including floor hockey, soccer, wiffleball, kickball, dodgeball, etc.
All equipment is provided and students of all skill levels are encouraged to sign up. The instructor is Chris Truchsess.
Dates: Feb.22, 23, 25 & 26                                        Location: MHHS gym
Days: Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri.                                  Grades: 3-5
Time: 7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.                                       Fee: $28.00




                                   GRADES 6 THROUGH 12
American Red Cross BABYSITTER’S AWARENESS
Do you enjoy children but have been unsure whether or not you are ready to actually “baby-sit?” Well, we have just the
class for you. This 6-hour class covers training in care giving, decision making, safety and first aid skills, and preventing
and responding to emergencies. Course participants receive The Babysitter’s Training Handbook, which provides course
review, and 30 easy-to-follow first aid action plans for handling emergencies. Red Cross Babysitter Certification cards
will be awarded upon successful completion. Please bring a lunch and drink and a pen or pencil.
Date: February 27                                      Ages: 11yrs. old & up
Day: Saturday                                          Location: Senior Center Community Room
Fee: $60.00                                            Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.




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                     NEW FAIRFIELD PARKS & REC. GIRLS’ SOFTBALL!
                                                              (Grades K – 8)

The holidays are in full swing - Winter is here…So you know what that means – time to start thinking, about Spring Softball!

                  Ever ask yourself where the future New Fairfield Rebels Girls’ Softball players come from? Among the programs run
                   by New Fairfield Park & Rec, one of the most successful is the Girls’ Softball League. Last spring, over 100 girls
                    from Kindergarten through Eighth Grade were organized into 4 instructional divisions based on grade level.

                   Division I, featuring girls in Kindergarten and Grade 1,starts off learning the general concepts of the game –
                  throwing, fielding and hitting. Play starts using a batting tee and on a reduced size field. As practices and the season
               progresses, the field is expanded and batting switches from the tee to coach pitching.

Division II, for girls in Grades 2 and 3, begins to introduce some of the strategy of the game. Girls begin playing positions and learning
some of the key concepts around each position.

By Division III, for girls in Grades 4 and 5, windmill pitching is introduced. The girls begin pitching to the opposing team from a
distance of 35 feet. Players continue to learn how to field positions and some of the key strategies involved in the game.

Finally, in Division IV, for girls in Grades 6 – 8, full games are played, involving an umpire, called balls and strikes and stealing home.

Last season, we had over 120 girls participate. Games ran from mid-April to mid-June, with practices weaved in. Two highlights during
the year are team pictures done in mid-May, and the end of year picnic, during which all of the players are recognized for their
participation.

In addition to the efforts of the Park & Rec staff, the league is dependent on a number of parent volunteers, including the board
charged with organizing the league and all of our parent coaches. Finally, success depends on the support of all of the parents who help
get the players to the fields on time! Thanks to everyone who helps make this league the success it is year in and year out!

Preparations for next season are just beginning. If you wish to participate this season, particularly as a coach or an
umpire, please contact Kelly Ferris, Park & Rec office, at 203-312-5633. Let’s make 2010 our most successful year yet!



                                        GIRLS’ SOFTBALL – LEAGUE PLAY
This year the girls will “play ball” on Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday afternoon or evening and Saturday.
The season will run from April 1st (weather permitting) through the end of the school year. As always,
Coaches and assistants are needed! If you are interested in sharing in your daughter’s fun, please indicate
this at the time of registration.
Division I               Grades K & 1                  Registration fee - $75.00
Division II              Grades 2 & 3                  Registration fee - $90.00
Division III             Grades 4 & 5                  Registration fee - $90.00
Division IV              Grades 6, 7, & 8              Registration fee - $90.00
                                                       (Family cap is $140.00)

Registration closes March 12th. All registrants after this date will be accepted on a wait list basis. There is
no guarantee of team placement.

                                       GIRLS’ SOFTBALL SKILLS CLINIC
It is that time again! Time to get ready for the spring softball season! High school coach Mary Gallucci will,
once again, conduct a clinic focusing on the basics of catching, pitching, hitting and throwing. This clinic is for
the experienced, as well as the beginner, player. Girls that are currently in grades K – 8 are welcome to
participate.
Dates: March 2, 9, 16 & 23
Day:     Tuesday                                                Location: MHHS Gym
Times: Grades K - 3       6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.                 Fee: $40.00
          Grades 4 – 8    7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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                                                       ADULTS

ZUMBA
Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will blow you
away! My goal is simple - I want you to work out, to love working out, to get hooked. Zumba fanatics achieve long term
benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exhilarating hour of caloric-burning body-energizing, awe-inspiring
movements meant to engage and captivate for life!
Dates: Jan.22, 29, Feb.5, 19, 26, March 5 & 12                   Location: Consolidated gym
Day: Friday                                                      Fee: $84.00
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

BACK TO YOGA BASICS
For beginners to intermediates wishing to focus on the true traditions of yoga. Each class will include relaxation,
breathing techniques and postures to open the body and align the spine. Please bring a mat and blanket to class. Lara
Azzarito Ward will be the instructor.
Dates: January 20, 27, February 3, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Day:    Wednesday                         Location: Consolidated Multi-Purpose Room
Time: 6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.               Fee: $140.00


DANCE LIKE THE STARS
If you love “Dancing with the Stars” and have wondered if you could learn to dance with confidence then try this on for
size! These classes will help with leading, following, and the basic tools needed to move to the music. Holly has taught
social dance since 1978, and is offering a special price on this series. The fee is $12 per person per class or $30 for all 3
classes. All classes will be held in the Consolidated School multi-purpose room on Monday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
TANGO – The passion! The sensuality! Tango is more popular now than ever. - Feb.1
WALTZ! – Romantic! Elegant! Waltz continues to be danced at weddings and other occasions. - Feb.22
JITTERBUG! – Energetic! Retro! Jitterbug is nostalgic and aerobic. – March 8

WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE
Biggest losers win $$. Join this exciting 6 week competition to lose weight and feel great. Learn how to maximize your
nutrition to help you achieve a healthy weight. Get the tools, support and motivation you need to get on track. Get in the
game!
Dates: January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17                           Location: Consolidated School Staff Room
Day: Wednesday                                                          Fee: $35.00 ($25.00 per contestant will be
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.                                                       paid out to the top losers.)


ADULT SOCCER
Adult Soccer invites all skill levels to join. Pick up games are played on Monday evenings. NO DROP-INS ALLOWED!
Minimum enrollment of 15 is needed in order to run this program, so grab your friends and sign up.
Dates: January 4,11,25,Feb.1,8,22,March 1,8,15,22,29                            Location: MHHS Gym
       April 5, 12                                                              Fee: $65.00 per session
Day:    Monday
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

ADULT BASKETBALL
Open basketball pick-up games will be played on Wednesday evenings and all skill levels are invited to sign up. Minimum
enrollment of 10 is needed in order to run this program.
Dates: Jan.6, 13, 20, 27, Feb.3, 17, 24, March 3, 10 & 17                   Location: MHHS Gym
Day: Wednesday                                                              Fee: $50.00 for season
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.                                                          $10.00 drop-in rate



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                                         OFF- SITE PROGRAMS
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TOT SKATING - Danbury Ice Arena
Pre-schoolers (starting at 3 and a half years old) can participate in our Tot program where the instructors incorporate
creative play and interactive games to teach skills. Helmets and mittens or gloves are required . A full-face helmet is
required for any skater wearing hockey skates. Participants will receive a free pass to practice on any public session
during the session(s) for which they are registered. Skate rental is available.
Tot Skating 1- is for the pre-school beginners who have never skated. They will learn the proper way to fall and get up as
well as marching in place and across the ice.
TOT 1
Wednesday        January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17   4:00 - 4:30 p.m.            Fee: $122.00
Thursday         January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18      10:00 – 10:30 a.m.       Fee: $122.00
Friday           January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19      10:00 – 10:30 a.m.       Fee: $122.00
TOT 2
Thursday         January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18   10:30 – 11:00 a.m.          Fee: $122.00
Friday           January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19   10:30 – 11:00 a.m.          Fee: $122.00

LEARN TO SKATE – Danbury Ice Arena
This is a structured program for beginners ( 6 years & older) designed to nurture skaters and help them gain the skills
necessary for basic hockey and figure skating. Instructors will teach your child in a fun, non-competitive, one-half hour
session. This is a great recreational activity for all children. Helmets are strongly recommended. Participants will
receive a free pass to participate on any public session during the session(s) for which they are registered. Skate rental
is available.
Session 1
Wednesday        January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10 & 17          4:35 – 5:05 p.m.          Fee: $122.00
Wednesday        January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10 & 17          5:10 – 5:40 p.m.          Fee: $122.00
Saturday         January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13 & 20      11:00 – 11:30 a.m.         Fee: $138.00


Session 2
Wednesday        February 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7       4:35 – 5:05 p.m.          Fee: $122.00
Wednesday        February 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7       5:10 – 5:40 p.m.           Fee: $122.00
Saturday         February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10      11:00 – 11:30 a.m.          Fee: $138.00



GOLF QUEST SKILLS CLINIC (One Sand Cut Road, Brookfield)
These classes are designed for beginners who have never played before or those who have played but are looking to
improve one or all aspects of their game. Please register in the Parks & Recreation Office.

Adult Novice - Fee: $110.00
January 5,12,19,26                         Tuesday           6:00-7:00 pm
February 4,11,18,25                        Thursday          6:00-7:00 pm
March 3,10,17,24                           Wednesday         6:00-7:00 pm
April 8,15,22,29                           Thursday          6:30-7:30 pm



Women Only – Fee: $110.00
January 4, 11, 18,25                       Monday            6:00-7:00 pm
February 3, 10, 17,24                      Wednesday         6:00-7:00 pm
March 4,11,18,25                           Thursday          6:00-7:00 pm
April 7,14,21,28                           Wednesday         6:30-7:30 pm




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 Juniors – Fee: $110.00
 January 5,12,19,26                        Tuesday           4:30-5:30 pm
 February 4, 11, 18, 25                    Thursday          4:30-5:30 pm
 March 3, 10, 17, 24                       Wednesday         4:30-5:30 pm
 April 8, 15, 22 ,29                       Thursday          4:30-5:30 pm



 BLUE CHIP RIDING CLUB- Horseback Riding Classes
         Blue Chip is located at 572 East Branch Road in Patterson, New York on a 172 acre site, with indoor
 and outdoor arenas. They teach the English style of riding with instruction that is unparalleled in the area. All
 their trainers and instructors are certified with BS degrees in Equine Management and Equestrian Studies.
 Their schooling horses and ponies are safe, sound, healthy, beautiful and very mannerly. All are a joy to learn
 on.
         This program is open to children ages 8 years and older. The program runs for a 5 week period of
 ½ hour private lessons and the riders usually come once a week on their specific day. Please come in to the
 Parks and Recreation office to schedule your lessons.
         Blue Chip requires that the rider wear a shoe or boot with heels (no sneakers), tight riding breeches,
 jeans or leggings. They supply hard hats/helmets for protective head gear. Children under 12 must be
 accompanied by a parent or guardian during the weekly session.
 Fee: $175.00


                       SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE


 FAMILY OPEN SWIM
 Splish! Splash! We will have a blast. Join us for some fun nights of swimming. Mark your
 calendars! Children 12 yrs. old and under need to be accompanied by an adult. Lifeguards
 provided.
 Dates: Jan.8, Feb.5, March 5 & April 9               Location: NF High School
 Day: Friday                                               Fee:$ 5.00 per person each night/
 Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.                                    $10.00 per family each night




ICE SKATING AT WILLIAMS POND
Thanks to the Parks & Recreation Department and Public Works, there is a place to skate in New Fairfield. They will work
together to maintain Williams Pond. So, if Mother Nature cooperates,come out and have fun skating on Williams Pond.
 Rules of the Pond:
 1. This pond is for figure skating only. No ice hockey, please!
 2. This is a skate at your own risk facility.
 3. The pond is open for public use anytime during the day and night.
 4. Please consider the other skaters on the pond; be watchful for those learning to skate.
 5. Please be careful when approaching the sides of the pond.
 6. Please discard all trash in the receptacles provided.




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SKI OR SNOWBOARD at Thunder Ridge
Our popular learn to ski program is back again. This six week program is open to children age 5 and up whether they are a
beginner, intermediate, or expert skier. The instructors have extensive experience in teaching and program organization.
The cost for the program is $202.00 for lessons and lift tickets. Rental fee for snowboard equipment (secured with a
credit card) is $24.00 a night; ski equipment is $24.00 a night. Please register in the New Fairfield Parks and Recreation
office at least one week in advance of the starting date.
Dates: January 12, 19, 26, Feb.2, 9 & 16            Location: Thunder Ridge Mountain, Patterson, NY
Day:      Tuesday                                   Fee: $202.00 (optional fee for equipment)
Time:      6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.




SKI TRIP TO MOUNTAIN CREEK
With 46 different trails, ranging from beginner to double diamond, Mountain Creek is one of the most popular ski resorts
in New Jersey. Friends, family and kids are welcome to ski or snowboard with New Fairfield Parks and Recreation on
Wednesday, Feb.10,2010. Sit back and let us do the driving. We will be traveling by coach bus. Meet the bus in the
parking lot of Consolidated School for a 6:30 a.m. departure. Bring your equipment or rent it there. All ages are
welcome to attend, but children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is limited, so hurry in to the
Parks and Recreation office to sign up before it’s too late. Please make sure to bring a lunch or money to purchase food
at the mountain. BUS PULLS OUT AT 6:30 AM SHARP!
Date: Wednesday, Feb.10, 2010                               Fee: $65.00 (covers lift ticket and coach bus)
Time: 6:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.



SAFE BOATING COURSE
Avoid the rush --- be ready for the 2010 boating season! The 10 hour Safe Boating Course is taught by Chris Keubler of
the State’s Department of Environmental Protection Boating Division and is designed to fulfill the requirements for the
Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate. The DEP will present the updated regulations as well as provide a diploma for the
Personal Watercraft Operator’s Certificate. You must attend all classes to qualify. No telephone registrations!
You must register in the Parks and Recreation office in order to attend this program! Anyone under the age of 16 must
be accompanied by an adult.
Dates & Days: Monday, March 15, Thursday, March 18,
                 Tuesday, March 23 & Thursday, March 25
Location: Company A Firehouse
Time:     7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Fee:      $20.00


                                    TRIPS, TRIPS, TRIPS
North Carolina v. UConn Women
We’ll be leaving from Brookfield Town Hall at 1:00 p.m. for a 4:00 p.m. game at Gampel Pavilion on the Storrs Campus.
Return to Brookfield at the game’s conclusion. Fee of $49.00 includes ticket and coach bus transportation. The Co-op is
open before the game and is located almost directly across the street from Gampel, so you can stock up on your Husky
wear too.
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2010                          Fee: $49.00
Time: 1:00 p.m. departure



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Harry Potter Exhibit at the Boston Museum of Science
This temporary exhibit will feature more than 200 authentic props and costumes from the Harry Potter films, all
displayed in settings inspired by the film sets- including the Great Hall and the Gryffindor common room. View iconic film
artifacts such as Harry’s glasses and the Maraudr’s Map. Fee includes timed admission to this exhibit, general exhibit
hall admission, coach bus transportation and driver gratuity. Lunch is on your own at the museum. Leave from Brookfield
Town Hall at 8:00 a.m. Leave Museum of Science at 4:30 p.m. Outside food or beverages are not allowed into the
Museum, however, you may bring whatever you’d like for the bus ride there and back.
Date: Monday, January 18                          Fee: $69.00 – Adult (age 12 and over)
Time: 8:00 a.m. departure                            $66.00 – Child (ages 3 – 11)




New York City on Your Own
Take some time to enjoy NYC in the spring: see a play, visit a museum, or go shopping! Leave from Brookfield Town Hall at
9:00 a.m. and then you decide how to spend the day. Drop –off points include TKTS booth at Times Square (where you
can purchase discounted tickets for same day matinee performances of Broadway and off-Broadway shows), the
Metropolitan Museum of Art and Rockefeller Center. Leave NYC at 6:00 p.m. from Rockefeller Center. Fee of $38.00
includes the cost of a seat on our deluxe coach bus and driver gratuity.
Date: Wednesday, April 21          Time: 9:00 a.m. departure




  HAVE A PROGRAM THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO START IN NEW
  FAIRFIELD? WE WILL HELP YOU OUT! BRING YOUR NEW AND
EXCITING IDEAS INTO THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT
   AND WE WILL WORK WITH YOU TO DEVELOP A SUCCESSFUL
                        PROGRAM!




Parks and Rec. programs will not be conducted during vacations, holidays or any time
that school is not held. When schools are closed due to inclement weather, all
programs scheduled for that day or evening will also be canceled. When a class is
cancelled due to weather, it is the Parks & Rec. policy to make-up the missed class
at the end of the session if time permits.




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                           NEW FAIRFIELD RECREATIONAL AREA
The New Fairfield Town Marina is adjacent to the Town Beach. It consists of 150 boat slips which are leased on an
annual basis to New Fairfield residents. The slips were installed about 10 years ago. There is a boat attendant on duty
weekends from mid April, daily from July through Labor Day and weekends again through October. For additional
information about the Marina, call the Parks and Recreation office.

Hidden Valley Nature Center is 3.4 acres of wetlands and wooded hillside nestled between the town’s Meeting House
Hill School and the High School. Approximately one mile of self guided trails wind around and through the valley of oak,
maple and hickory trees. These, along with many varieties of bushes and low lying flora, provide habitat for deer, skunk,
opossum, raccoon and gray squirrels. As many as 160 species of birds have been sighted in the valley and pond. A man
made pond is home to turtles, a few species of fish, frogs and toads along with other aquatic animals. An observation
deck juts out into the pond.
New Fairfield Parks and Recreation and the New Fairfield Land Trust jointly oversee the programs at Hidden Valley.
Each year programs such as maple sugaring, herb walks, ecological discussions, bird watching, tree identification walks,
etc. are offered at the Center. The New Fairfield Boy Scouts with the help of the New Fairfield Lions Club donate
countless hours of labor to maintain this preserve for generations to come.

Ball Pond is a beautiful, tranquil lake located on the western side of New Fairfield on Ball Pond Road. The pond is used
for boating (no motors) by the residents living in that area. There is a community beach maintained by the Ball Pond
Association.

New Fairfield’s Community Park is a complex located at the entrance to New Fairfield High School. There are two
soccer fields, a softball field, two bocce courts, a creative playground and picnic area. The Community Park is extensively
used by the residents of New Fairfield - from the littlest toddler enjoying the swings to the adults playing soccer or
softball on the fields.

Located on the corner of Williams and Barnum Roads there is a tranquil pond - summer home to a multitude of ducks,
frogs, goldfish and geese. The Community Service Club lovingly tends to the beautiful landscaping which includes gardens
and benches to rest on and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Most afternoons you can join young parents with their little
ones to feed the ducks or watch the goldfish.
Then winter arrives at Williams Pond - The area is transformed into a skating area. The noise level increases and the
activity speeds up as the young hockey players and skaters take over the area. The pond is monitored by the town to
determine if the ice is thick enough to be safe.

Located behind Town Hall, Memorial Field is actually two softball fields that serve many purposes. In addition to the
Women’s Softball League and the Men’s Softball League, the Girls’ Softball League and the New Fairfield Baseball League
play on these two fields. Memorial Field is host to the annual 4th of July Parade sponsored by the New Fairfield Lions, as
well as the annual tree lighting and pictures with Santa during the holidays. There is a beautiful gazebo, built by the N.F.
Lions, which is used extensively throughout the year and adjacent to the Gazebo is a 40’ evergreen which serves as the
town’s official Christmas tree. The local nursery schools also use this facility for a part of their summer camp program.
Please Note: No A.T.V’s are allowed on town or high school fields.




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                               LOCAL ACTIVITIES DIRECTORY



       Ball Pond Advisory Committee                Cynthia Stevens              746-9762
       Baseball - Babe Ruth                        Joe Stunkard                 746-2922
       Baseball – Bambino                          Paul Gioia                   746-8584
       Basketball - Jaycees                        Vinnie LaRegina              746-7703
       Boy Scout Troop 137                         Sue Webb                     746-5165
       Boy Scout Troop 42                          Doug Dorsey                  746-0821
       Community Foundation                        Dana Welles                  746-9833
       Community Service Club                      Robin Lindquist              746-3767
       Community Thrift Shop                       Linda Weise                  746-9247
       Cub Scout Pack 142                          Scott Saalborn               746-2547
       Cub Scout Pack 137                          Kathi Van Akin               746-3551
       Falcons Cheerleaders                        Barbara Dell Angelo          778-7090
       Falcons Football                            Mike Bacon                   746-1568
       Friends of the Library                                                   312-5679
       Girl Scouts                                Jane Liner                    746-5316
       Jaycees                                    Rick Salem               (860) 350-6616
       Land Trust                                 Bill McCann                   746-0307
       Lions Club                                 Suzanne Kerner                 312-0125
       School Resource Officer                    Kevin Casey                   312-5822
       Soccer Club                                Mike Evans                     770-0795
                                                  Greg Bontempo                  746-6636
       Soccer - Adult Co-ed                       Ray Lubus                     746-9317
       Softball - Men’s                           Rick Salem              (860)-350-6616
       Softball - Girl’s Travel (12-16yrs)        Bill Tripp                    746-3149
       Sparklers                                  Cheryl Reiner                 746-0784
       State Conservation Enforcement Officer     Mark Shaw               (860) 485-0226
       Substance Abuse Prevention                 Sharon Shea                   775-5149
       Swim Team - Aquabears                      Beth Covey              (845) 855-9572
       Swim Team - Blue Raiders                   Kathy Shea                    312-5633
       Veterans Association                       Pete Ballard                  746-4768



The New Fairfield Parents Club, established in 2007, is a social organization for families in New
Fairfield. The club is open to parents and caregivers looking for activites and interaction with other
New Fairfield families as well as an opportunity to support each other. Our activities may range from
play groups, local outings, children’s holiday parties, monthly meetings, special events, parent/child
activities and even mom’s night out. If you would like more information about the Parents Club, please
contact Laura Hughes at 203-482-5212.




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   NEW FAIRFIELD PARKS AND RECREATION                                          Total Paid $ ___________________________
   PROGRAM REGISTRATION FORM                                                   Cash ____________ Ck #_______________
   Please print and complete where applicable
   Name: Last _____________________________Father’s First__________________________ Mother’s First_________________________
   Address: Street _____________________________________________City ________________ State___________ Zip _______________
   Phone No.: Home _________________________Work: Father _________________________ Mother_______________________________
   Emergency name and phone number _____________________________________________________________________________________

   Program Registration
   Participant Name             Age       Grade        Sex       Date of Birth          Program Title                      Fee




   Please make checks payable to:                                                       Non resident fee
   New Fairfield Parks and Recreation                                                   Total
   Registrations may be canceled up to seven days prior to a program’s starting date by written request only.
   No refund will be given once a program has begun except for illness documented by a physician. For medical emergencies,
   refunds will be prorated for sessions attended. All refunds are subject to a $10.00 minimum or 25% administrative fee,
   whichever is greater.
   WAIVER OF TOWN LIABILITY:
   I, the undersigned, assume all risks and hazards incidental to such participation in the above mentioned New Fairfield Parks and
   Recreation Department activity; and I, hereby, waive, release, absolve indemnity and agree to hold harmless the New Fairfield
   Parks and Recreation Department and the program instructors, organizers, sponsors, etc. for any claim arising out of injury to
   myself/child. Participation is at my/my child’s own risk. There is no medical coverage.

   Parent/Guardian/Self signature: _________________________________________________ Date: __________

   Registration
  Registration for the winter programs described inside has begun. All programs are on a first come, first serve basis. You may
  register at the Parks and Recreation office, located on the lower level of Town Hall, or by mail for all programs with the
  exception of those noted. Office hours are Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. until 12
  noon. Registrations for selected programs will be accepted from non-residents one week before the start of the program. A
  $10.00 surcharge will be added to each non-resident registration.
  Refund Policy
  It is requested that careful consideration be given prior to registering for any program!
•   Registrations may be canceled up to seven days prior to a program’s starting date by written request only. (Certain programs
    are non-refundable and are so indicated in the program description.)
    •     No refunds will be given once a program has begun except for illness documented by a physician. For medical
          emergencies, refunds will be prorated for sessions attended. Absolutely no refunds will be given for any used portion of a
          program or after completion of a program.
    •     Refunds will be given if a recreation program is canceled by the Parks and Recreation Department due to a lack of
          registration.
    •     There are no refunds for any trip unless the trip is canceled by the Parks and Recreation Department.
    •     All refunds are subject to a $10.00 minimum or 25% administrative charge, whichever is greater.
          If you feel an exception should be made to the above policy, please bring your concern to the Parks and Recreation
      Commission monthly meeting. These meetings are held on the second Monday of every month in the Community Room at
                                                         33 Route 37 at 7:30 p.m.
  Cancellations
  Programs held in New Fairfield schools will not be conducted during vacations, holidays or any time that school is not held.
  When schools are closed due to inclement weather, all programs scheduled for that day or evening will also be canceled.
  Call 312-5633 for up to the minute information.




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