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Recreation Commission

MISSION

The purpose of the Recreation Commission to promote the general welfare of the community by providing recreational activities for children and other citizens of the Town of Woodstock.

MEETING SCHEDULE

The full Recreation Commission meets monthly, usually on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Special Subcommittee meetings are scheduled as needed. Agendas and minutes are available at the Town Hall and on this website. Meetings are open to the public.

MEMBERSHIP

The Recreation Commission is a five member group created by the Board of Selectmen. The terms of office are two years running concurrently with the Board of Selectmen each municipal election.

We need volunteers. Do you have great ideas? Would you like to see new programs? Do you have a little time? If you would like more information on how to get involved with this fun and dedicated commission, call us at 860-928-6595 ext. 333.

CURRENT MEMBERS

  • Otto Anderson
  • Sarah Bentley, Chair
  • Amy Monahan
  • Erika Cornelius Smith, Secretary
  • Marie Chamberlin

Recreation Director: Anthony Pezzetti

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Send regular mail to: Recreation Commission, 415 Route 169, Woodstock, CT 06281
  • Email: click HERE
  • Phone: 860-928-6595 ext. 333
  • Recreation Director's office hours are: Mondays and Wednesdays 8:30am-2:00pm, Tuesdays 8:30am-1:30pm, and Thursdays 8:30am-12:30pm. 

RECREATION NEWS

Woodstock Fuel Assistance Donations: The Woodstock Recreation Commission is pleased to announce that we were able to donate $1,000 from the Memorial Day 10K Road Race proceeds to the Woodstock Fuel Assistance Fund. We donated an additional $700 to the Woodstock Fuel Assistance Fund from the proceeds of our 6th Annual Town Wide Tag Sale. Thank you to our sponsors for those two events, and to everyone who participated. 

New Recreation Park Facility: Located on Senexet Village Road (Behind the Beeches Real Estate off Route 171): Soccer field, walking trail, and basketball court. For more information contact the Recreation Department.

Listed below are various links to recreational organizations:

Woodstock Little League

Woodstock Field Hockey Association

NECONN Soccer Club

WPTP Cheerleading

WPTP Junior Football League

Griffin Youth Hockey Association

 

RECREATION PROGRAMS  

After School Girls Volleyball: Open to all girls in 6th through 8th grade, this program is a great way to learn the game of volleyball and further develop your skills. Practices will be held on March 4, 11, 12, 18, and 20 after school from 2:30-3:30pm at the Woodstock Middle School. Cost to attend is $25. Registration deadline is Monday, March 2. Click here to download the registration form.

HIIT Fitness Class: HIIT is High Intensity Interval Training. Test your limit with this fast-paced class! Over 45 minutes we will work sets followed by active rest. We will use our body weight to work every muscle group and our cardiovascular fitness. Please bring a mat or towel and a water bottle. Classes will be held at the Soccer Field off Senexet Village Road on Tuesday mornings from 8:45 to 9:30am on March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, and 12 with a rain date scheduled for May 19. Cost to attend this class is $64 for all 8 weeks, $35 for 4 classes, or $10 drop-in rate. Click here to download the registration form.

Yoga 2020 Spring Session will be held at the Woodstock Town Hall, lower level room 1. Classes will take place on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm on the following dates: March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, and May 4. Class on April 27th will be held at the Woodstock Middle School Music Room. The cost is $64 for 8 classes, $35 for 4 classes, or a drop in rate of $10 per class. Click here to download the registration form. 

Kids Yoga at Woodstock Middle School: In this class we will focus on the breath, releasing our worries, compassion for ourselves and others, listening to and respecting our bodies, as well as will be introduced to new yoga poses each week that will aid in strengthening and lengthening their bodies. Each student will receive a new crystal weekly. Each session will feature a different theme and run after school in the cafeteria on Wednesdays from 2:30-3:25pm. The schedule for yoga is as follows: Session 1 (Mindfulness) September 11 through October 9, Session 2 (Gratitude) November 13 through December 11, Session 3 (Balancing and Flexibility) February 9 through March 11, and Session 4 (Wellness) May 6 through May 27. Class is limited to 15 students and cost to attend is $36 per session. Click here to download the registration form. 

Kids Yoga at Woodstock Elementary School: In this class we will focus on the breath, releasing our worries, compassion for ourselves and others, listening to and respecting our bodies, as well as will be introduced to new yoga poses each week that will aid in strengthening and lengthening their bodies. Guided meditation and processing through writing or drawing (student’s choice) with be incorporated. Sessions will feature a different theme and run after school in the front lobby on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm. The schedule for yoga is as follows: Session 1 (Animals and Transportation) October 16 through November 6, Session 2 (Seasons/Weather) January 8 through February 5, and Session 3 (Kindness and Friendship) March 25 through April 22. Class is limited to 12 students and is open to everyone in 3rd and 4th Grade. Cost is $36 per session to attend. Click here to download the registration form.

Flower Arrangement Workshop: Symphony Flower Farm will be hosting a Flower Arrangement Workshop on April 9th from 5 to 7pm. This class will be held at Symphony Flower Farm at 308 Route 169 here in Woodstock. Cost to attend is $40 and includes all materials of your choice. Register early as this class has a limit of 10 participants. Click here to download the registration form.

Squirt Soccer: This program is an introduction to soccer for 3 and 4-year olds. Players will have 30 minutes to learn simple drills, easy ball handling skills, and most of all just have fun learning the sport of soccer. Practices will be at the Woodstock Elementary School Soccer Field from 12:30-1pm on Saturdays May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and June 6 with a rain date scheduled for June 13. Cost is $25 per player with a maximum of $35 per family. Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 22. Click here to download the registration form.  

Babysitter Training Course: The purpose of this course is to provide youth 11 and over information/skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children in the absence of parents or guardians. This training will help participants develop skills in the critical areas of leadership, safety, safe play, basic care, first aid, CPR, and professionalism. Classes will be held on May 13th and 14th at the Town Hall Lower Level Room 1 from 5pm to 8pm. Students must attend both nights to be eligible for certification. Cost is $70 and space is limited to 12 students. Click here to download the registration form.

Adult Co-Ed Basketball: Join us at the Woodstock Middle School Monday nights from 7:00-9:00pm (8:30-10:30pm during youth basketball season) on September 16th through June 8th for open gym basketball. If there is a holiday or half day on a Monday, we will play on Wednesday night of that week. This free program is open to anyone 18 and older. Click here to download a registration form.

Adult Co-Ed Volleyball: Join us at the Woodstock Middle School Tuesday nights from 7:30-10:30pm (8:30-10:30pm during youth basketball season) on September 17th through June 9th for a fun night of volleyball. There is no volleyball during school breaks and holidays. This program is open to all skills levels of players who are 18 and older. There is an annual fee of $10 per player. Click here to download a registration form. 

Events 

Team Up to Clean Up Woodstock: Celebrate Earth Month by participating in the Town Wide Clean Up Event presented by The Woodstock Recreation Department anytime through the month of April. This event is made possible by a grant from The Last Green Valley. Thank you to the Woodstock Highway Department for supporting this event as well. Those who participate will be entered into a drawing to win gift certificates from Sprucedale Gardens. Simply fill out a registration form with completed Trash Tracker form and email to the Recreation Department. Click here to download a registration packet.

Town-Wide Tag Sale (POSTPONED): The 8th Annual TOWN-WIDE TAG SALE has been postponed and a new date is to be determined. All Woodstock residents, businesses, and organizations may participate. A $15 registration fee will place your location on the tag sale map which will be available for the public to purchase. If you only have a few items to sell, contact the Recreation Department to reserve your spot at the Woodstock Town Hall for $10. Business advertising space is also available on the map at a cost of $25 for standard business card sizeAdvertising is available to all Woodstock residents and area businesses on a first-come, first-served basis. Maps will be available for purchase in the First Selectman’s Office for $2.00 during normal business hours. Click here to download the registration form. form. 

Summer Concert Series

**All Concerts are free and held at Roseland Cottage from 7-8:30pm**

**Bring a blanket, chairs, and have a picnic out on the lawn!**

Grass Routes: Come out on Friday, July 31st (rain date August 13th) to enjoy music from Grass Routes, a Connecticut five-piece bluegrass band. Since 1980 the band has been captivating audiences with songs ranging from traditional bluegrass standards to folk and contemporary. What makes this band so unique is that each member sings lead with a musical style to delight all ages. 

Stattic the Band: Enjoy a night of great music on Friday, August 14th featuring local musicians from Woodstock Academy. This band offers a refreshing take on Jazz, Swing, Latin, Funk, and Rock music.

Al Fenton Big Band: Join us on Friday, August 21st (rain date August 28th) to enjoy music brought to you by the Al Fenton Big Band, a well-renowned Jazz Band. The group consists of 19 accomplished and dedicated jazz musicians. Honoring and Advancing the Big-Band Jazz Tradition, the mission of the band is to perform music from the “Golden Era of Swing” alongside more modern big-band arrangements of contemporary tunes.

 

Senior Corner

Wii for Seniors

Wii Gaming for Woodstock Seniors: The Wii Gaming System is a fun, interactive program that promotes healthy lifestyles through physical active play. Games include tennis, bowling, golf, and dancing. Games are played on a big screen with the use of hand held controllers. The cost is FREE. Please contact the recreation director to schedule your introductory session. All participants must fill out a waiver of liability prior to using the game system. Click here to download the waiver.

Community Kitchen - Every Monday at noon at the First Congregational Church of Woodstock there is a community kitchen event. Local churches take turns each week preparing and serving a free meal for all guests who come. Meals are served every Monday except Labor Day, Memorial Day, and when Woodstock Public Schools are cancelled due to weather..

Tai Chi - Every Tuesday and Thursday there is a free, informal Tai Chi class offered at the East Woodstock Congregational Church from 10-11 am.

 2020 Bus Trips

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Boston Flower and Garden Show: Join the Thompson and Woodstock Recreation Department on a trip to the Boston Flower and Garden Show on Saturday, March 14th. Bus will leave Thompson Middle School at 8:30am and return home at approximately 6:30pm. Cost is $52 per person for Thompson/Woodstock Residents and $57 for Non-Residents. Click here to download a registration form.

 

NOTE: To register for these programs please download the registration form. Contact Anthony Pezzetti at 860-928-6595 ext. 333 for any additional information. Registration and payment for any program can be mailed to WRC, 415 Route 169, Woodstock CT 06281. Alternatively they can be left in the drop box outside of town hall, in the drop box on the wall next to the Recreation office, or handed to the recreation director.

 

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