It’s all about Family It’s all about Fun! “SWAP IT”
A great way to recycle unused books, games, and more!
Saturday, January 21
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. at the Neighborhood Guild (snow date is January 22) If you or your children have games, books or puzzles that you don’t want or need and you’re not sure what to do with, DO NOT THROW THEM AWAY!! We want to help you recycle them so that someone else can enjoy them. We’ll even take CD’s and DVD’s if you don’t want them anymore. All you need to do is pack up your items (in bags or cardboard boxes that you don’t want returned), bring them to the Neighborhood Guild and staff will count them (or to save time you can pre count the books). In return, you’ll receive a ticket for the number of items you dropped off so that when you return for the event on the 21st you can take up to that many items back (as listed in each category). You must have your ticket for the event. Drop-Off Information: We have set up 2 special drop-off dates at the Guild on Saturday January 7th and 14th from 9:00am to 12:00pm. In addition, items can be dropped off starting Tuesday, January 17th through Friday, January 20th until 7:00pm. We cannot accept items the day of the event and we cannot guarantee that you’ll receive as many items as you drop off! Items can be for both adults and children. All items must be in good condition. Acceptable Items: Books: all types, all levels (with appropriate titles) including cookbooks - how to books - Travel etc. as well as puzzles and board games (must have all the pieces), CD’s & DVD’s Non-Acceptable Items: Toys, clothes, stuffed animals, magazines, VHS tapes or coloring books.
Welcome Happy New Year! South Kingstown Parks and Recreation is looking forward to new and exciting opportunities in 2017. Our focus will be on opening the new Community Recreation Center this coming spring. This state-of-the-art facility features two full size multi-sport courts, a walking track, batting cages, three multi-purpose rooms, locker rooms and an administrative office area. Our staff has already begun planning to utilize the building to its maximum capacity with inclusive programs that reach all segments of the population. In taking a look back at 2016, there are so many positive things that we were able to accomplish with the support of motivated community groups, the Recreation Commission, Town Council, and our excellent staff. Here are just a handful: the Skate Park Committee worked with staff to expand the park to double its size; the Dog Park Association raised enough funds to purchase solar lights to extend the hours of the park in the winter; the Parks Crew installed new shade structures and ADA accessible mats at the Town Beach; and new programs like “Wag-o-Ween” Family Pet Parade, “Girls on the Run”, and Pickle Ball were implemented. As is always the objective, the Department plans to improve upon facilities and programs in 2017 with the goal of providing enriching and healthy opportunities for all of South Kingstown. And to help us to understand the recreational wants and needs of our residents, the Department will be initiating a community-wide survey so you can tell us what you think is important to you and your family. Keep an eye out for the survey in the spring. Terry Murphy Director of Leisure Services
Table of Contents
Trips5 Knapp School of Music 6-7 Fabulous Fun 8-9 Stepping Stone Preschool 10 Preschool Classes 10-13 Nature Fun 11 Casey Farm 13 Birthday Parties 14 Youth Classes 15-19 Dance and Music 15-16 Pottery 16 General Interest 16-18 Sports 19 Access to Art 20 Pottery21 Tennis22 Adult Classes 23 Dancing and Music 23 General Interest 24-27 Fitness and Wellness 28-29 Sports 30 All About Us 31 Registration Information 32-33
We Are Open to Serve You! Monday through Friday: 8:00am. to 9:00pm. Saturdays: 8:00am to 4:00pm Sundays: 12:00 to 4:00pm Please note: the fitness room closes: Monday through Thursday: 8:30pm Friday: 6:00pm You are also welcome to call us at 789-9301 or visit our website at: www.southkingstownri.com The department will be closed on the following days: January 2nd, January 16th, February 20th
Social Media & On-line Registration Provides Real Time Recreation Information You can now find South Kingstown Parks and Recreation on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Use your smart phone apps to keep up to date on things like event announcements, program changes, or cancellations. Simply “like” our Facebook page, follow us @SK_Parks_Rec on Twitter, or www.pinterest.com/skguild/pins on Pinterest. You can also now access our online registration website at https://parksandrec.southkingstownri.com. Let technology help you stay on top of all your recreation options!
Scholarship Information Scholarships are available for South Kingstown residents who qualify for the South Kingstown School Department’s Free (40% reduction in fees) or Reduced (20% reduction in fees) lunch program. Simply stop by the Neighborhood Guild and complete the scholarship application form. Limited scholarships are available and not all programs are eligible for scholarship assistance. Need assistance? Please call Cathy Larlham, Recreation Superintendent, 789-9301.
Course Instructors Wanted If you have a skill that you would like to share with our community, we would love to work with you to develop new programs. Please contact Cathy Larlham at 401-789-9301 or at [email protected]
Registering in Advance Watching a good activity die is painful. There is a point when, if there are not enough registrants, an activity is canceled. Signing up on the day of the activity will not resurrect it! Please register at least seven days prior to the beginning of the activity.
Artist Display Space Now Available! Help brighten the lobby and hallways of the Neighborhood Guild Local artists are invited to display their artwork on the walls of the Neighborhood Guild. Pick up an application form, available at the Neighborhood Guild or online at www.southkingstownri.com . Applications to exhibit will be judged on the basis of originality, artistic quality, and suitability for a family setting. Exhibits will normally run for three months: July 15 to October 14, October 15 to January 14, January 15 to April 14 and April 15 to July 14. Completed application forms should be turned in at the Neighborhood Guild.
We want You in the rEc-Mail Club! Register now for our rEc-Mail club, Access to Art and/or Trip e-mail. The rEc-Mail is a weekly update containing the latest news and information from the Parks and Recreation Department. The Access to Art e-mail is designed to keep you up to date on art and pottery classes and the Trip e-mail allows you to find out about trips before they are available to the general public. To stay informed and up-to-date, simply register by emailing us at [email protected]
com. Please note; you can register for any of the emails that interest you or you can sign up for all 3.
Gift Certificates A great gift idea for any occasion! Gift certificates can be used for any program or trip run by the department. Purchase gift certificates at the Neighborhood Guild. For more information, give us a call at 789-9301. \
Come Travel with Us Make 2017 the year you decide to join us for one or more of the many trips we have planned! Listed below is just the beginning of what we have planned. If there is a trip you and your friends are interested in, let us know, we are always looking for ideas. Individual trip flyers for all the trips listed below can be found at the Neighborhood Guild or on the Town’s website www. southkingstownri.com, in the Recreation section. Call 789-9301 if you would like a specific flyer mailed to you. Please note; trip flyers are posted approximately 4 months before the date of the trip.
Boston Symphony Orchestra Thursday, April 20th An opportunity to enjoy the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s open rehearsal All-Mozart program featuring the Tanglewood Festival Chorus.
Saturday, May 13th The National September 11 Memorial Museum serves as the country’s principal institution for examining the implications of the events of 9/11, documenting the impact of those events and exploring the continuing significance of September 11, 2001.
Isle of Shoals Provincetown Fast Ferry Westport Rivers Winery Covered Bridges of New Hampshire Saratoga Racing (overnight) New York City at Christmas
Tuesday, May 2nd Enjoy a two hour narrated tour of Boston aboard a trolley. See many historic sites that makes Boston the great city it is. Just want a day in Boston to explore on your own, that is also an option.
Blackstone Valley Tour
9/11 Memorial and Museum
Boston Trolley Tour
Thursday, June 15th Starting in the Blackstone Valley come and discover the many historical features of the area including a tour of historic Slater Mill. After an all you can eat chicken family style luncheon, hop on board The Explorer for a 45 minute cruise down the Blackstone River.
Tall Ships in Boston Tuesday, June 20th Enjoy a fabulous narrated harbor cruise and sailing among the Tall Ships. These majestic ladies of the sea don’t set sail in Boston to often. After the cruise enjoy a delicious luncheon at the Gloucester House Restaurant.
The Knapp School of Music Bringing music to our community for over 80 years
The mission of the school is to develop and encourage an interest in music within the community at large. It also strives to make classes affordable, offering opportunity to those who might otherwise have difficulties in obtaining music lessons.
No refunds will be given for missed classes. When sufficient advance notice is given for an absence a make-up lesson may be offered, as the instructor’s schedule permits. Please call ahead of time if you know you will miss a class. Please give one month’s notice if you decide to discontinue lessons. This will assist in accommodating those students on a waiting list.
History Founded by Mrs. I. Peace Hazard and Mme. Charbonnel in 1933 as the Neighborhood Guild School of Music, today’s Knapp School of Music takes its name from pianist Raymond Knapp who directed from 1939-92. Mr. Knapp was a protégé of Madame Avis Bliven Charbonnel, Nicholas Slonimsky, and David Barnett. According to one former student, “Mr. Knapp maintained a high level of pedagogy - teaching a holistic approach to music that encompassed history as well as theory, technique, and composition.” Mr. Knapp taught and inspired many pianists, three of whom are currently on the faculty.
Preparing for Classes and Instrument Maintenance All students must have an instrument at home. Daily practice is very important. Parents can assist by helping the student set up regular practice times, free from interruption, noise and other distractions. Providing verbal encouragement and listening to students play is also helpful. For proper aural development, pianos should be tuned regularly.
Private Lessons and Group Classes Private lessons are offered for Piano; Voice; Guitar (acoustic, electrical and classical); Bass guitar; Flute; Clarinet & Bass Clarinet; Saxophone (alto, tenor and baritone); Trumpet; Drums; Violin and Suzuki Violin; Mandolin; Cello; Jazz Piano; Music Composition and Arranging. Students ages 6 and over are welcome. Group classes are also offered seasonally on keyboard, Suzuki Violin and Mandolin.
Enrollment Simply call the Neighborhood Guild at 789-9301 and have your name put on the music lesson list. An instructor will telephone you with enrollment information.
Private Lesson Fees and Schedules Private lesson students have a half-hour lesson once each week, on the same day and hour. All lessons will be paid for in advance and by the month. Payments are due on or before the first lesson of the month. The cost of a half-hour lesson is $20. There is a $20 non-refundable registration fee paid prior to the first class, and annually (in September) thereafter. Students will purchase music books and materials from the instructor, as the need arises. Group class fees; see below for each class listing.
Recitals Student recitals are held periodically at the Guild. Students are invited to participate. There is a small charge to attend the recitals.
Faculty Julia Tombello Coordinator, piano Thomas Alger Guitar Mark Armstrong Guitar Joshua Bell Mandolin, Mandolin Ensemble Deborah Crary Piano Gina Gaskill Piano, Voice Joel McCoy Piano, Trumpet, Voice Brendan Moore Piano, Jazz Piano, Jazz Composition Peter Scartabello Drums, Piano, Composition and Arranging Michael Scott Cello, Guitar, Bass Jeannine Spina Violin & Suzuki Violin Tyler Tashdjian Flute, Clarinet & Bass Clarinet, Alto & Tenor & Baritone Saxophone Donatila Umiten Piano
Group Classes Knapp School of Music Mandolin Ensemble Share the joy of making music with a great group of friends of all ages. Join The Knapp School of Music Mandolin Ensemble, featuring mandolin, mandola, mando-cello, and mando-bass. We will explore a wide range of music, from Celtic to classical, the Sacred Harp tradition to not-sotraditional jazz and popular arrangements. Some experience necessary, but not much. Leave a message at the Guild Front Desk for Joshua Bell, director of the L’Esperance Mandolin Orchestra and director of the KSM Mandolin Ensemble. No class: 1/16, 2/20 Mon. 1/9 – 3/27 7:00 to 8:00pm $80R $90NR Guild GMU1200
“Try Your Pluck” FREE Lesson Take a one-time, one-hour, FREE mandolin lessonwith Joshua Bell, director of the L’Esperance Mandolin Orchestra and director of the KSM Mandolin Ensemble. Open to new students only, instrument will be provided. BY PREREGISTRATION ONLY. Please call the Neighborhood Guild front desk at (401) 789-9301 and leave your name and phone number. Josh will call you back to set up an appointment. Day and Time to be determined no charge GMU1202
Mandolin Jump-Start After your FREE introductory lesson, listed above, take advantage of our special first month incentive offer for new private students: enroll in the Knapp School of Music for private mandolin lessons and take your first 4 regular lessons for the price of only 3. Please call the Neighborhood Guild front desk at (401) 789-9301 and leave your name and phone number. Josh will call you to set up the lessons.
Suzuki Violin Group Classes String Music.....it is never too early to start “Every child can” is one of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki’s most popular mottos, and his philosophy of violin education is built around this idea. Adopting the approach of learning by ear and repetition, the focus is around the family unit, in which the parents learn to play alongside their children. This provides for a very special family bonding interaction and incentive for home practicing. Instructor Jeannine Spina is a certified Suzuki instructor and holds degrees in music and education. She has been teaching group and private lessons for 16 years. We need at least 6 families to run this class. Classes run for 6 weeks. Please complete the interest form at the front desk at the Neighborhood Guild or call 789-9301 and Jeannine will be in touch. Days, Dates and Times to be determined $84R $94NR Guild
Winter is a great time to come inside for some fun. Grab an adult and a child (or 2) and build some memories. Eat Ice Cream For Breakfast! Saturday, February 11th 8:30am to 9:30am It’s mid winter. The snow and cold seems like it will never come to an end. Are you missing Brickley’s ice cream? Spring and the opening of Brickley’s seems so far away. Don’t despair, it’s time to do something different while we wait…..let’s eat ice cream for breakfast!!! Created in the 1960’s in Rochester, NY, we are going to keep the tradition going. There may not be as much snow as Rochester but there will be plenty of ice cream, favorite toppings and of course whipped cream! After breakfast there will be crafts available to make that special someone a Valentine’s Day card. Open to all ages, an adult must stay with children under 5. Please pre-register so we know how many to expect. Drop-in registrations will be accepted on a limited basis Cost: $2 per person. Guild GYG4002
Winnie the Pooh Tea Party Friday, January 13th
10:00 to 11:00am Winnie the Pooh day is January 18th but we are celebrating today with an oldfashion tea party! Party decorations, games, a craft and of course fancy treats will make this a morning to remember. Don’t forget your Winnie the Pooh or other stuffed animal. Dress up in your tea party clothes and join the fun. Open to ages 3 to 5 with an adult. Please pre-register so we know how many to expect. Drop-in registrations will be accepted on a limited basis. Cost $3 per child Guild GYG4000 Snow date: January 20th
Bird Feeder Fun!
Friday, January 27th 10:00 to 11:00am In the middle of winter when the ground is hard and covered with snow the birds are hungry! Let’s help them out. We will make bird themed crafts and a bird feeder to hang in your yard! All materials provided. Please note; we will be using a peanut free base on our bird feeders. Open to ages 3 to 5 with an adult. Please pre-register so we know how many to expect. Drop-in registrations will be accepted on a limited basis. Cost: $3 per child Guild GYG4001 Snow date: February 3rd
Leprechaun Hunt Friday, March 10th 10:00 to 11:00am St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and the leprechauns are out hiding their pots of gold! Let’s try to catch one! We’ll play a few games and then search the Village Green looking for clues that will lead us to a pot of gold and maybe a leprechaun—if we find all the clues and discover the treasure, there will be prizes for all! Please dress for the weather. Open to ages 3 to 5 with an adult. Please pre-register so we know how many to expect. Drop-in registrations will be accepted on a limited basis Cost: $3 per child Guild GYG4003
Leprechaun Trap Making and Hunt NEW Friday, March 10th 4:00 to 5:00pm Have you ever trapped a leprechaun? Have you ever tried? Come and join the fun as you create your own special trap…. who knows what will happen. After the traps are made and put out, we will play a few games and search the Village Green to see if any leprechauns have left us clues to finding the treasure. Please dress for the weather. Open to ages 5 to 8. Please bring a shoebox if you have one. Please pre-register so we know how many to expect. Drop-in registrations will be accepted on a limited basis Cost: $3 per child Guild GYG4004
Dr. Seuss Birthday Party Friday, March 24th 10:00 to 11:00am Help us celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday! We will play Dr. Seuss themed games and make a craft or two. Of course there will be cake, ice cream, balloons and a special goody bag for each party guest. Open to ages 3 to 5 with an adult. Please pre-register so we know how many to expect. Drop-in registrations will be accepted on a limited basis Cost: $3 per child Guild GYG4005
Janet Gould Memorial StoryWalk® The Janet Gould Memorial StoryWalk® combines reading a children’s story while walking— simultaneously promoting literacy and physical fitness. Watch for information in the spring brochure. The spring storywalk will open in May. . These walks are generously sponsored by Wakefield Books and the Janet Gould Memorial fund.
Stepping Stone Preschool At Stepping Stone Preschool we provide a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment which allows for children ages 3 through 5 to feel comfortable exploring the world around them. Our program promotes social, emotional, physical, creative, and cognitive development through both guided and independent learning opportunities. Childhood is a magical time for growth, discovery, and building friendships. We celebrate the diversity and individuality of each child. We respect each child’s developmental stage and unique learning style. Stepping Stone Preschool is located at 30 Spring Street. PLEASE NOTE: Our preschool does not meet when the South Kingstown schools are not in session. This program is certified by the Department of Children and Youth and their Families (DCYF). Instructors: Lilly Dufault, Jenn Coleman, Christina Gardner. Please call 782-8860 for more information. Stepping Stone Preschool is not a licensed day care nor is the Town of South Kingstown licensed to provide child care services. As such, the Town cannot provide a Federal Employer I.D. # for tax purposes.
2016-2017 Stepping Stone Schedule Fees listed are for the month Pre-K Classes: Day
M-T-W-TH 9:00 - 11:30 am
Monthly M o n t h l y Fee R Fee NR $150
Three Year Old Class: Option 1: Wed
12:45 – 3:00 pm
9:00 - 11:30 am
Option 2: T-TH
9:00 - 11:30 am
Option 3: $100 $115 T-TH 12:45 – 3:00 pm Please note: our 3 year olds may register for Options 1 & 2 together, Options 1 & 3 together OR Options 1, 2, or 3 individually. Participants in the Pre-K program (for children ages 4 & 5) must turn 4 by November 1st, 2016. Children entering our 3-year-old class must turn 3 by September 1st and be fully potty trained. A non-refundable registration fee of $35, the first month’s payment and a birth certificate are required at registration. Registration packets are available at the Neighborhood Guild detailing all of the information for this high-quality program, including some new options for our 3 year old students!
Registration for 2017 Monday, March 20th 9:00am for SK residents Monday, March 27th 9:00am for non-residents
Wednesday, March 15th 5:00 to 7:00pm Saturday, March 18th 10:00am to 12:00pm An opportunity to meet the teachers and see the school! Come and find out what Stepping Stone Preschool is all about. Information and registration packets for next year’s program will be available. The teachers will be there to answer questions and you will have the chance to see the facility and find out more about the curriculum used. Don’t miss out on visiting this special preschool program.
Preschool….It’s all about FUN Lots of activities for you to do with your preschooler! Please refer to the youth section for more activities that your preschooler can do with their older sibling.
Winnie the Pooh Tea Party
The Neighborhood Guild is a great place for your child’s birthday party. Whether you rent a room or register for one of our theme parties, the Neighborhood Guild is a great place for a party! See our list of theme parties in the “youth section” or stop by the front desk or give us a call, 789-9301, for information on renting a room!
Friday, January 13th 10:00 to 11:00am Winnie the Pooh day is January 18th but we are celebrating today with an old-fashion tea party! Party decorations, games, a craft and of course fancy treats will make this a morning to remember. Don’t forget your Winnie the Pooh or other stuffed animal. Dress up in your tea party clothes and join the fun. Open to ages 3 to 5 with an adult. Cost $3 per child Guild GYG4000 Snow date: January 20th
Bird Feeder Fun!
NEW Janet Gould Memorial StoryWalk®
Friday, January 27th 10:00 to 11:00am In the middle of winter when the ground is hard and covered with snow the birds are hungry! Let’s help them out. We will make bird themed crafts and a bird feeder to hang in your yard! All materials provided. Please note; we will be using a peanut free base on our bird feeders. Open to ages 3 to 5 with an adult. Cost: $3 per child Guild GYG4001 Snow date: February 3rd
Leprechaun Hunt Friday, March 10th 10:00 to 11:00am St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and the leprechauns are out hiding their pots of gold! Let’s try to catch one! We’ll play a few games and then search the Village Green looking for clues that will lead us to a pot of gold and maybe a leprechaun—if we find all the clues and discover the treasure, there will be prizes for all! Please dress for the weather. Open to ages 3 to 5 with an adult. Cost: $3 per child GUild GYG4003
Dr. Seuss Birthday Party Friday, March 24th 10:00 to 11:00am Help us celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday! We will play Dr. Seuss themed games and make a craft or two. Of course there will be cake, ice cream, balloons and a special goody bag for each party guest. Open to ages 3 to 5 with an adult. Cost: $3 per child Guid GYG4005
The Janet Gould Memorial StoryWalk® combines reading a children’s story while walking— simultaneously promoting literacy and physical fitness. Watch for information in the spring brochure. The spring storywalk will open in May. These walks are generously sponsored by Wakefield Books and the Janet Gould Memorial fund.
Toddler Time Fun for Children 4 and under Not sure what to do today? Is it too cold or maybe raining out? You and your child can come and play in the gym at the Neighborhood Guild. There’s plenty of room to ride around on some of the bikes and play with the toys. Toddler Time is a great place for moms, dads and grandparents to bring the children to play and meet some new friends. We’ll supple toys (feel free to bring your own). Open to children ages 4 and under. PARENTS MUST BE IN ATTENDANCE AND SUPERVISE THEIR CHILDREN. Everyone must sign in and pay at the front desk before entering the gym. If you plan on coming, consider purchasing a “punch card”. It’s convenient and will save you a little bit of money. See a front desk staff member for details. No program 1/16, 2/10, 2/20, 2/22 Mon. & Wed 9:30am to 12:30pm Fri.. 11:00am to 1:00pm $2 per child* Punch card $36 which does not expire. Punch card: GYG1002 *Parents and children 1 and under are free.
Mini Kickers Soccer (now TinyTykes) TinyTykes is an exciting program that teaches basic soccer skills while developing strength, balance, coordination, listening skills and team work to children ages 3 and 4. The program focuses on key child development areas through soccer—agility, balance and coordination. The goal is to improve each child’s motor skills while advancing their self-confidence, sense of teamwork, and excitement for soccer. The emphasis is to give children a variety of experiences while creating a fun and safe environment for children to interact. Program fee includes a soccer ball. Instructor: Challenger Sports. Mon. 3/6 – 3/27 9:30 to 10:30am $50R $60NR Guild GYG4006
Nature Fun Penguin Patrol
NEW Sock Snowman
Did you know not all penguins live in the snow? Let’s read a book about one little penguin who is scared of the snow! You will also create your own penguin craft to take home. Dress to get messy. Open to ages 2 to 5 with adult accompaniment. All materials supplied. Joyce Campbell. Please pre-register so we know how many to expect, class size is limited. Mon 2/6 10:00 to 10:45am $7R $9NR Nature Center TEE8200
Whoooooo wants to make their own little pinecone snowy owl to take home? We will read a story about a little owl and learn some cool owl facts too. Dress to get messy. Open to ages 2 to 5 with adult accompaniment. All materials supplied. Joyce Campbell. Please pre-register so we know how many to expect, class size is limited. Tues. 2/7 10:00 to 10:45am $7R $9NR Nature Center TEE8201
Prickles, the hedgehog is nervous about Valentine’s Day! Come to his little class and help him see that it is all about LOVE! We will read a special story and you will create your own little hedgehog to bring home. Dress to get messy. Open to ages 2 to 5 with adult accompaniment. All materials supplied. Joyce Campbell. Please pre-register so we know how many to expect, class size is limited. Mon 2/13 10:00 to 10:45am $7R $9NR Nature Center TEE8209
Froggies First Kiss
Mr. Bean the frog would love to see you on Valentine’s Day and share one of his favorite books with you. Create your own heart-filled frog to take home after reading “Froggies First Kiss”. Dress to get messy. Open to ages 2 to 5 with adult accompaniment. All materials supplied. Joyce Campbell. Please pre-register so we know how many to expect, class size is limited. Tues. 2/14 10:00 to 10:45am $7R $9NR Nature Center TEE8208
Do you want to build a snowman without snow? This cute little craft will last longer than snow. After we create our sock snowman we will read a story about what snowmen and ladies do during the winter. Dress to get messy. Open to ages 2 to 5 with adult accompaniment. All materials supplied. Joyce Campbell. Please pre-register so we know how many to expect, class size is limited. Mon 2/27 10:00 to 10:45am $7R $9NR Nature Center TEE8207
March 2nd is Dr Seuss’s birthday, so let’s celebrate all month long. Join us as we celebrate the wonderful world of Dr. Seuss. We will read a different story each week and create a one of a kind craft to bring home. Dress to get messy. Open to ages 2 to 5 with adult accompaniment. All materials supplied. Joyce Campbell. Please pre-register so we know how many to expect, class size is limited. Mon 3/6 10:00 to 10:45am $3R $5NR Nature Center TEE8203 Mon 3/13 10:00 to 10:45am $3R $5NR Nature Center TEE8204 Mon 3/20 10:00 to 10:45am $3R $5NR Nature Center TEE8205 Mon 3/27 10:00 to 10:45am $3R $5NR Nature Center TEE8206
Oreo the bunny would love to meet you. He has lots to share with you about how to be a bunny! We will make bunny ears, noses and event a bunny tail for you to hop around home with! Dress to get messy. Open to ages 2 to 5 with adult accompaniment. All materials supplied. Joyce Campbell. Please pre-register so we know how many to expect, class size is limited. Tues. 3/14 10:00 to 10:45am $7R $9NR Nature Center TEE8202
Fun at Casey Farm
Come and play and learn with our friends from Casey Farm! These programs are open to ages 2 and over with an adult. Casey Farm is located at 2325 Boston Neck Road, Saunderstown. Special Registration instructions: All children ages 2 and over must be pre-registered. Limit of 1 adult per child. If more adults are attending, an additional $1 fee per adult will be charged. Registration must be done through the Parks and Recreation Department. Space is limited.
Dare to Look for Deer
Don’t worry about the cold, come inside our warm room and read the classic story “Bear Snores On”. We will make a bear craft, sing songs and learn about hibernation. Don’t worry about the weather, activities will take place indoors. Thurs. 1/19 10:00 to11:00am $8R $10NR
Have the deer been visiting Casey Farm when we haven’t been looking? Join us as we find out. We will walk along the nature trail looking for signs of deer. Can you spot deer tracks or deer rub? After our walk, we will head inside for a story and special craft. Please wear boots, the trail may be a bit muddy. Wed. 3/8 10:00 to11:00am $8R $10NR TEE8213
Frosty’s Winter Scavenger Hunt NEW
Calling all winter explorers. Come with your hats and boots and enjoy Casey Farm! Follow the clues and search the farm for Frosty’s hidden treasure. After being outside, we will go inside and enjoy hot chocolate and marshmallows and listen to the story “Snowman”. 10:00 to11:00am $8R $10NR TEE8211
What Do You See, Mr. Groundhog Take a hike to see what the halfway point of winter looks like. Does everything still look dead? Can you find the first signs of spring? Learn weather lore and explore the farm and fields as we decide—will spring get here soon? We will then go inside and listen to a story about groundhogs and make a special ground hog craft.
10:00 to11:00am $8R $10NR
Shamrocks, Leprechauns & More! You don’t have to be Irish to join the fun. Wear your green and come to the farm as we read stories, do a craft and enjoy a yummy snack. Follow the gold coin trail left by the Leprechauns to find a pot of gold!
10:00 to11:00am $8R $10NR
All About Eggs Enjoy an hour at historic Casey Farm discovering the mystery of the egg. Visit our chicks, learn what animals lay eggs and then see where our adult chickens lay their eggs. Collect and wash eggs and then make your very own birds nest while listening to the story “Guess What is Growing Inside the Egg”. Thurs. 3/23 10:00 to11:00am $8R $10NR TEE8215 TEE8212
Birthday Parties Everyone has one….come and celebrate yours with us! We will supply the rooms (activity room and party room) and the activity, you supply the children and the food. Cost is $10 per child with a minimum of 10 children needed. See individual parties for special fees. Facility Availability: The Neighborhood Guild is available for birthday parties Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 8:30pm, Saturdays 8:00am to 4:00pm and Sundays 12:00 to 4:00pm. To reserve your party, please call 789-9301. Please note: the facility is also available for private rentals if you want to do the party on your own. The following parties are available:
Basketball Games to show off your skills and drills! competition, games, action and fun! Code: GYB4400
Joyce’s Jungle Birthday Party Plenty of
Other Sports In addition to basketball, birthday parties are available for soccer, kickball, t-ball and medic (dodge ball). Code: GYB4401
Dinosaur Party They are bigger than life and are coming to your birthday party! Instructor Sally Gruber shares her extensive collection of model dinosaurs and will take you back in time to discover all your favorite prehistoric friends. All participants will get to dig for mock dinosaur bones and go on a prehistoric egg hunt! Recommended for ages 3-8. Please note: due to the materials involved, dinosaur birthday parties are $12 per child. Code: GYB4402
Incredible Insects! Get ready for a real adventure as we explore the world of this fascinating life form. We begin with an outdoor investigation as we discover the many species that call this area home. Afterwards the adventure continues with an incredible “insect egg” hunt - where everyone is a winner! Recommended for ages 3 to 8. Please note: due to the materials involved, insect birthday parties are $12 per child. Code: GYB4403
Basketball/Other Sports Wayne Carroll Dinosaur/ Incredible Insects Sally Gruber Joyce’s Jungle Joyce Campbell Pottery Rhea del Rosario
Do you have a party animal? How about an animal party? This is a one of a kind birthday bash! Whether your child is into bunnies and rabbits or geckos and turtles, this party will be wild. Animal requests will be taken. All ages welcome. Joyce’s Jungle parties held at the Nature Center cost an additional $50. Code: GYB4404
Pottery A great way to celebrate and get creative all at the same time! Each child will have the opportunity to make something all their own! A great way to remember a special day. Please note: due to the materials involved, pottery birthday parties are $15 per child. Code: GYB4405
Youth and Teen Programs and Advanced Beginner Irish The Creative Corner Beginner Dance with the Goulding School of Irish Dance
Dancers march, gallop, skip, jump and learn the basics of a structured dance class. Moving to a variety of music, the dancers learn to move as a group, with a partner, in lines, and circles. Barre and centre work is introduced using standard French vocabulary. Girls should wear a pink leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers. Boys attire is white t-shirt, black shorts or dance pants and white or black dance shoes with socks. Instructor Luanne Cox is a classically trained dancer, instructor and choreographer with decades of experience. No class 2/18 Sat. 1/14 – 3/25 10:00 to 11:00am $70R $80NR PDOB GYG4018
A reel and a jig! Beginning dancers will be introduced to the basics of Irish dance and music. Dancers will learn two reel and jig steps and the foundation of team dancing. Advanced Beginner/retuning students will review their reels and jigs, add in slip gig and those with 2 years of dancing under their bets will begin hard shoe techniques and learn traditional set and treble jig. Please wear a t-shirt and shorts or skirt, hair pulled off of the face. Students can wear soft shoes, ghillies, ballet slippers or sock. Bring a water bottle. Open to girls and boys ages 5 and over. Instructor: Niamh Bohan began dancing at age 6 and has been teaching with the Goulding School since 2006. She is a certified TCRG with Irish Dance’s oldest and largest governing body and loves sharing her favorite past time with the next generation of dancers. No class: 2/24, 3/17 Beginner Fri. 1/6 – 3/31 4:30 to 5:15 $75R $79NR PDOB GYG4012
Ballet 1 for Ages 8 to 10
Intro to Ballet for Ages 5 to 7
Dancers in this class may be new to ballet or have previous experience. Our class will begin with a floor warm-up. Barre and centre work are based on the Leningrad Pedagogical system. Adagio and allegro practice will complete our class. Girls should dress in a solid colored leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers. A short wrap skirt is optional. Boys should dress in black dance pants, white t-shirt, white or black dance shoes and socks. Instructor: Luanne Cox, see Intro to Ballet. No class 2/18 Sat. 1/14 – 3/25 11:00 to 12:15pm $88R $98NR PDOB GYG4019
Ballet II for Ages 11 and over This intermediate Ballet class is for the dancer who has had previous experience in a classical ballet class. Continued technical skill and artistry development with the opportunity to learn and perform variations from the classical repertoire will challenge the dancers. Appropriate attire is expected. Instructor: Luanne Cox, see Intro to Ballet. No class 2/18 Sat. 1/14 – 3/25 12:15 to 1:30pm $88R $98NR PDOB GYG4020
Teen/Adult Ballet This ballet class is for dancers who have a good understanding of and the ability to perform basic techniques. If you are ready for the challenge of more complex combinations, jumps, turns, adagio and choreography, this class will provide it. All classes are taught using standard French vocabulary. Repetition will further develop technique, musicality and confidence. Appropriate attire is expected. Instructor: Luanne Cox, see Intro to Ballet. No class 2/21 Tues. 1/17 – 3/28 5:30 to 6:45pm $88R $98NR Guild GYG4021
1/6 – 3/31
Advanced Beginner 5:15 to 6:15 $92R $99NR Guild
Please refer to the “Knapp School of Music” page for information on private music instruction
Suzuki Violin Group Classes String Music.....it is never too early to start “Every child can” is one of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki’s most popular mottos, and his philosophy of violin education is built around this idea. Adopting the approach of learning by ear and repetition, the focus is around the family unit, in which the parents learn to play alongside their children. This provides for a very special family bonding interaction and incentive for home practicing. Instructor Jeannine Spina is a certified Suzuki instructor and holds degrees in music and education. She has been teaching group and private lessons for 16 years. We need at least 6 families to run this class. Classes run for 6 weeks. Please complete the interest form at the front desk at the Neighborhood Guild or call 789-9301 and Jeannine will be in touch. Days, Dates and Times to be determined
Musica Dolce Strings Choirs The Musica Dolce Youth String Choirs provides an opportunity for student musicians to learn and perform classical music in an ensemble setting. To accommodate the varying instruments two choirs will be offered.
Violin-Viola Choir and Cello-Bass Choir Open to youth musicians with a minimum of one year of experience through advanced players. Enjoy playing in an ensemble setting while improving your playing skill level. The Violin-Viola choir will be under the direction of Wendy Rios-Dawber. The Cello-Bass choir will be led by Morgan Santos. Morgan is a 2003 MDYSE alumnus with a degree in cello performance from RIC (2009). She has had a successful cello studio for over 11 years, has conducted for the South Kingstown Summer Strings Orchestra, coached at RIMEA festivals and has always wanted to start a youth cello choir! Wendy Rios has been a performer and teacher in Rhode Island for more than twenty years. She maintains an active private studio and is currently the 1st violinist in the Amici e Musica Chamber Ensemble. No class: 2/18 Violin-Viola Choir Sat. 1/7 – 3/18 9:00 to 10:00am $100 Guild GYG4010 Sat. 1/7 – 3/18
Cello-Bass Choir 11:00am to 12:00pm $100 Guild
Pottery Welcome to the Pottery Studio in the Peace Dale Office building across from the Guild! Warm up your winter and get creative learning the art of pottery-making including working on the potter’s wheel, hand-building, finishing and glazing techniques, and so much more! No experience necessary and all levels are welcome to be part of our intimate, working studio environment. Instructor Rhea del Rosario will guide you through the process, making sure you are able to produce one-of-a-kind pottery and progress at a pace that works for you. Be sure to wear sloppy clothes as finding the artist within can get pretty messy.
Pre-Teens Pottery This class introduces students, ages 8 to 13, to wheel throwing, handbuilding, glazing, collaborative and individual projects, and more! Thurs. 1/19 - 2/23 4:30 to 6:00pm $125R $135NR AGP5218 Thurs. 3/2 - 4/6 4:30 to 6:00pm $125R $135NR AGP5219
General Interest Classes Art Extravaganza: Sketchbooks for Kids NEW Artist Mary Walsh is back with her Sketchbook for Kids class! Each week there will be a different challenge. How do you draw any eye? How do you create shadows? How do you make things 3-D? There’s just so much to learn and as a teacher, I have so many fun ideas to share. Come let’s get creative! Sketch books and are material will be provided. Open to ages 10 to 14. Instructor: Mary Walsh is a fun-loving creative instructor who is excited about opening up the world of art to others. No class 1/16 Mon. 1/9 – 2/13 4:00 to 5:00pmto $65R $75NR Pottery Studio GYG4024 Mon. 3/6 – 4/3 4:00 to 5:00pmto $65R $75NR Pottery Studio GYG4025
Babysitter Training The goal of this American Red Cross course is to provide youth, ages 11 to 15, with the information and 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 leadership and professionalism, basic care, safety, safe play and first aid. Participants must be 11 years old by the day the class is held. Bring a sack lunch, water, notepad and pen. Instructor: Heather Hurley Sat. 1/28 9:00am to 3:00pm $76R $86NR Guild GYG4011 Snow Date 2/4
Casey Farm Adventures Casey Farm is not just for summer fun! There is plenty to do on the farm during the winter. Check out the classes being offered over February Vacation and join the fun. Casey Farm is located at 2325 Boston Neck Road, Saunderstown. Please register through the Parks and Recreation Department. Space is limited.
Winter Bird Hike
Join us as we walk around the farm and down to the bay searching for seed-eating songbirds that spend the winter in Rhode Island. Woodpeckers and owls inhabit these woods so keep your eyes peeled. We will supply the binoculars and a guide to help you in your search. Open to ages 4 to 8. Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult. Wed. 2/22 10:00 to 11:00am $8R $10NR Casey Farm TEE8217
Animal Tracks and Signs Winter is a great time to be an explorer and look for different animal tracks because of all the snow and mud on the ground. We may even be able to discover what the animals have been doing by the signs they have left. We will play track bingo and track match before heading out to explore the woods and fields. Be sure to wear boots. Open to ages 7 to 10 Thurs. 2/23 10:00 to 11:00am $8R $10NR Casey Farm TEE8216
Chess Club Join us for a basic chess lesson from 7:00 to 7:30pm. Enjoy playing chess from 7:30 to 8:30pm. Open to all levels. A great opportunity to meet fellow chess players, play in an encouraging environment and improve your game. Open to all ages. Parents please accompany children under 10. Please bring a chess set if you have one and pencils with erasers. Instructor has some to share. Instructor: Kevin Bell has had fun playing chess for 40 years. He has taught chess in several schools and has enjoyed taking part in chess tournaments. Wed. 1/18 – 3/22 6:30 to 8:00pm $15R $20NR Guild GAG4007
Counselor in Training Program Informational Meeting for Summer 2017 February 3 at the Guild 5:30 – 7:00pm Are you between the ages of 13 and 14? Have you attended Discovery Camp or Extreme Camp in the past? Are you interested in one day becoming a Summer Camp Counselor? If so please join us and meet some of our current staff and find out more about what it takes to become a CIT. To attend, please complete the CIT interested form and return it to the Guild by January 20. The form will be available at the Guild or at www.southkingstownri.com starting January 3. Once we have your form, additional information will be emailed to you about the meeting. For questions please contact Tracy McGarty, Recreation Supervisor at 789-9301 or [email protected]
Driver’s Education Mandatory 33 hours of classroom instruction in Driver’s Education for all teenagers who wish to obtain a Rhode Island driver’s license. Open to ages 15 years, 10 months to 18 years. All registrations are through the Community College of Rhode Island and are first come first served. You may register in one of three ways: 1. In person at CCRI’s three main campuses 2. Online at www.ccri.edu 3. By Fax. Registration form is online Note: no registrations are accepted at the Guild. Payment of $75 is expected at time of registration. Birth certificates must be brought to the first class. Session 1: Tues. & Thurs. 3:00 to 6:00pm. 2/28 – 4/1 Session 2: Tues. & Thurs. 3:00 to 6:00pm 5/2 – 6/8
Eat Ice Cream For Breakfast! Saturday, February 11th 8:30am to 9:30am It’s mid winter. The snow and cold seems like it will never come to an end. Are you missing Brickley’s ice cream? Spring and the opening of Brickley’s seems so far away. Don’t despair, it’s time to do something different while we wait…..let’s eat ice cream for breakfast!!! Created in the 1960’s in Rochester, NY, we are going to keep the tradition going. There may not be as much snow as Rochester but there will be plenty of ice cream, favorite toppings and of course whipped cream! After breakfast there will be crafts available to make that special someone a Valentine’s Day card. Open to all ages, an adult must stay with children under 5. Please pre-register so we know how many to expect. Drop-in registrations will be accepted on a limited basis Cost: $2 per person Guild. GYG4002 Thank you Brickley’s for co-sponsoring this event.
“School’s Out” Mini Camp
Parent’s if you’re not sure when is a good time to leave your child at home while you’re not there then this class will provide you with some helpful tips! Whether you need to run out to the store or you are stuck in traffic on the way home from work, the SK Police can help answer some of your questions. They’ll have helpful tips for the children on the “Do’s” and “Don’ts” of being Home Alone and provide a guideline for them to follow. The program is designed for children ages 6 to 11. Participants will learn personal safety tips, proper use of 911, how to just say “NO”, how to answer doors, telephones when home alone, as well as basic CPR and First Aid techniques (note: as long as the EMT Crew is not on a call). This is also a great activity for Brownie, Girl Scout, Cub Scout and Boy Scout troops however groups of 6 or more will require a special class which can be arranged by calling the Neighborhood Guild. Instructor: South Kingstown Police Department Tues. 3/21 6:00 to 7:15pm $7* SK Police Station GYG4009 *Rate for one child and one adult. Each additional family member is $3.
Friday, February 10th It’s a No School in SK day!! Not sure what to do with the kids, we have just the place! Sign them up for a day filled with games, crafts, a field trip, outdoor fun and more! Children should come prepared with: a full lunch, plenty to drink, snacks for the day and warm clothes to go outside including boots. The program fee includes all activities. Space is limited so register early! Staff: Summer Camp Staff.. Please note: if you register online, we will need to verify that your child has a current medical form on file. Registration forms and activity calendar will be available January 6th. Please note; children may not be dropped off prior to 8:00am and must be picked up by 5:00pm Fri. 2/10 8:00am to 5:00pm reg. deadline 2/6 $35R $42NR GYG4100
Leprechaun Trap Making and Hunt NEW Friday, March 10th 4:00 to 5:00pm Have you ever trapped a leprechaun? Have you ever tried? Come and join the fun as you create your own special trap….who knows what will happen. After the traps are made and put out, we will play a few games and search the Village Green to see if any leprechauns have left us clues to finding the treasure. Please dress for the weather. Open to ages 5 to 8. Please bring a shoebox if you have one. Please pre-register so we know how many to expect. Drop-in registrations will be accepted on a limited basis Cost: $3 per child Guild GYG4004
February School Vacation Camp Tuesday – Friday, February 21 -24 8:00am to 5:00pm Ages 5 to 13 A whole week out of school with nothing to do??? Kids are always looking for things to do over vacation week and we’ll have plenty to keep them busy! Field trips, special guests, lots and lots of crafts, games in the gym and more! Price includes all activities and trip admissions. Please make sure you child wears warm clothes and footwear to go out on the playground. Space is limited, early registration is strongly encouraged. Some of our Summer Camp Staff will be working too! Please note: if you register online, we will need to verify that your child has a current medical form on file. Registration forms and activity calendar will be available January 6. Tues. 2/21 Guild $35R $42NR GYG4102 Wed. 2/22 Guild $35R $42NR GYG4103 Thurs. 2/23 Guild $35R $42NR GYG4104 Fri. 2/24 Guild $35R $42NR GYG4105
April Vacation Camp Monday - Friday, April 17 - 21 8:00am to 5:00pm Registration form and activity calendar will be available March 13.
Community Service Hours Volunteer Opportunities for January – April For students currently in grades 8 – 12 Don’t wait until the last minute to complete those hours!! Our department has plenty of opportunities during the year and is always looking for reliable and enthusiastic individuals to help. Our events range in size and typically run from 2 to 4 hours each. The more help we have, the better. A full listing of hours/events is available at the Guild or online at www. southkingstownri.com. All events are family friendly! The description listed is basic and may be altered as the event approaches. Those volunteering should be prepared to perform a variety of tasks (move tables/chairs, help with registration, etc). In order to sign up for these hours, students are required to complete a contact information form and submit it (in advance) to the front desk at the Guild. For questions please email Tracy McGarty, Recreation Supervisor at [email protected]
Please note: hours are assigned on a first come first serve basis.
Sports Baseball and Softball “Pitch, Hit and Run” Watch for details in the spring brochure coming out mid-March.
Basketball Camp with Coach Wayne WOW—you still haven’t had enough basketball yet? Well come spend February vacation with Coach Wayne. This basketball camp provides instruction of the basic skills and drills. Each morning will start with stations designed to teach the fundamentals of passing, shooting and ball handling. The rest of the day is dedicated to relay races, assorted games and competition. The 7 & 8, 9 & 10 and 11 & 12 age groups will be separated and the baskets lowered with the proper ball size used. Please make sure your child is wearing proper basketball attire and has a healthy lunch and a morning snack. Open to boys and girls ages 6 to 13. 5 year olds are welcome to attend with permission from the Camp Director. Camp Director: Wayne Carroll, a RI and NYSCA certified coach. Tues. – Fri. 2/21 – 2/24 9:00am to 1:00pm $110R $120NR PDale School TAC7406
Girls on the Run South Kingstown Parks and Recreation is proud to partner with Girls on the Run! Girls on the Run is a program that inspires girls in 3rd – 5th grade (ages 8 to 10), to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Watch for information coming in the spring! For more information please contact Lenka Capek, Recreation Supervisor at [email protected]
Heart and Sole
South Kingstown Parks and Recreation is proud to partner with Heart & Sole! Heart & Sole is a program that inspires girls in 6th – 8th grade (ages 11 to 14), to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Watch for information coming in the spring! For more information please contact Lenka Capek, Recreation Supervisor at [email protected]
South County Speed Track Club
The South Kingstown Parks and Recreation Department’s Track Club is back with a whole new look. Everyone can be a star! Come and learn how to compete in all the running, throwing and jumping events that you see when watching a track meet. Practices will lead up to competing in a track meet. Open to ages 8 and over. Head Coach: Steve Gruenberg, Sports and Fitness Supervisor has many years of experience coaching track and cross country on the collegiate level. He is looking forward to sharing his love of the sport with you. Mon. & Wed. 3/27 – 5/31 4:00 to 5:30pm CCMS Track Free GYG4008 Please register so we know how many to expect
Teen Fitness Room Do you want to stay in shape? Come and work out in our fitness room that features free weights, resistance machines and cardiovascular equipment. All fitness room participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a release waiver before using the fitness equipment. There is an annual membership fee of $5.00. Open to youth ages 13 – 17. Wed. & Fri. 1/4 – 4/28 2:30 to 4:30pm* $2/visit *Teen ages 13 to 17 are welcome to come during other times the fitness room is open if accompanied by a paying and registered adult.
Watercolor I This inspiring class is for students interested in transparent watercolor. Elaine Regopoulos will discuss essential materials, techniques, color and more to get you started on your watercolor journey. These will be practiced through specific steps, exercises, and demonstrations with individual attention given to meet each student’s pace. Elaine is an artist member of the RI Watercolor Society. Materials list available at the Guild. Wed. 1/11 - 2/15 6:00 to 8:00pm $72R $82NR Guild AGA5104 Wed. 3/1 - 4/5 6:00 to 8:00pm $72R $82NR Guild AGA5105
Access to Art Welcome to Access to Art! From painting to pottery, there is something for all ages offered in our art programs! Our classes can fill up quickly so register early to avoid disappointment. Remember, everyone deserves Access to Art!
Artist Display Space Now Available! Help brighten the lobby and hallways of the Neighborhood Guild Local artists are invited to display their artwork on the walls of the Neighborhood Guild. Pick up an application form, available at the Neighborhood Guild or online at www.southkingstownri.com . Applications to exhibit will be judged on the basis of originality, artistic quality, and suitability for a family setting. Exhibits will normally run for a three months: July 15 to October 14, October 15 to January 14, January 15 to April 14 and April 15 to July 14. Completed application forms should be turned in at that the Neighborhood Guild.
Acrylic Painting Beginner to intermediate students will enjoy this informative acrylic painting class. This course is run in a supportive, friendly and relaxed environment. Jen Ferry will discuss the use of materials, composition, color theory, texture, form and value in a studio/class setting. Individual attention is given to meet each student’s pace. Although you will be taught specific techniques, Jen firmly believes in tapping into the individual creativity and style of every participant. Jen is President of the Art League Rhode Island and member of the South County Art Association. You can view her work at www.jenferry.com. Materials list available at the Neighborhood Guild. Tues. 1/10 - 2/14 9:30 to 11:30am $72R $82NR Guild AGA5100 Tues. 2/28 - 4/4 9:30 to 11:30am $72R $82NR Guild AGA5101
Painting II Enjoy painting in a studio/class setting. Learn a variety of techniques, approaches to consider, suggestions to help you work more confidently in your desired medium. Projects and still life setups will be offered for those wanting to work from life. Intermediate to advanced students suggested. Instructor Elaine Regopoulos is an accomplished artist who enjoys teaching all levels of students. Materials list available at the Guild. Thurs. 1/12 - 2/16 9:30 to 11:30am $72R $82NR Guild AGA5106 Thurs. 3/2 - 4/6 9:30 to 11:30am $72R $82NR Guild AGA5107
The Pottery Place
Welcome to the Pottery Studio in the Peace Dale Office building across from the Guild! Warm up your winter and get creative learning the art of pottery-making including working on the potter’s wheel, hand-building, finishing and glazing techniques, and so much more! No experience necessary and all levels are welcome to be part of our intimate, working studio environment. Instructor Rhea del Rosario will guide you through the process, making sure you are able to produce one-of-a-kind pottery and progress at a pace that works for you. Be sure to wear sloppy clothes as finding the artist within can get pretty messy. Private pottery classes as well as creative, clay birthday parties are available. Call us at 789-9301 for details.
Beginning Wheelthrowing and Handbuilding Introduces basic wheelthrowing techniques for students new or returning to clay. We will focus on basic shapes including cylinders, bowls, plates and mugs. We will also incorporate handbuilding techniques including slab construction and coil pots. Intermediate students welcome. This program is open to ages 18 and over. Tues. 1/17 - 2/21 9:30 to 11:30am $125R $135NR AGP5200 Tues. 2/28 - 4/4 9:30 to 11:30am $125R $135NR AGP5201 Tues. 1/17 - 2/21 6:30 to 8:30pm $125R $135NR AGP5202 Tues. 2/28 - 4/4 6:30 to 8:30pm $125R $135NR AGP5203 Wed. Wed.
1/18 - 2/22 9:30 to 11:30am 3/1 - 4/5 9:30 to 11:30am
$125R $135NR $125R $135NR
1/19 - 2/23 6:30 to 8:30pm 3/2 - 4/6 6:30 to 8:30pm
$125R $135NR $125R $135NR
1/21 - 2/25 9:30 to 11:30am 3/4 - 4/8 9:30 to 11:30am
$125R $135NR $125R $135NR
Pre-Teens Pottery This class introduces students, ages 8 to 13, to wheel throwing, handbuilding, glazing, collaborative and individual projects, and more! Thurs. 1/19 - 2/23 4:30 to 6:00pm $125R $135NR AGP5218 Thurs. 3/2 - 4/6 4:30 to 6:00pm $125R $135NR AGP5219
South Kingstown Parks and Recreation is a USTA organizational member as well as a Tennis Welcome Center site. Whether you are 4 or 104 we have a program for you. Give one of our leagues, lessons or tournaments a try. We have 25 tennis courts available for your enjoyment, 12 of which are lighted. Come and check out our facilities and join one of our programs. We currently offer 4 seasons of tennis programming including leagues, lessons, camps, drop-in programs and tournaments:
Tennis Camps Watch for information on summer 2017 youth tennis camps coming out in the Tennis Camp brochure available in midApril. Registration will begin May 1st.
Drop In Tennis at Broad Rock Watch for information in our spring brochure coming out mid-March.
Youth Lessons Lessons are held inside the Guild and at Peace Dale School during the winter months. Outdoor lessons resume the end of April. Lessons are taught according to age and ability. Stop by the Guild for a winter lesson schedule. Instructor: Gwynne Holcombe, is a PTR Certified tennis professional and a former South Kingstown girls tennis player and a former Tufts University tennis team player. You may reach Gwynne by e-mail: [email protected]
Adult Lessons Lessons will resume in the spring. Watch for details in the spring brochure coming out mid-March.
Day & Evening Adult Tennis Leagues Adult recreational leagues (with a little competition thrown in for fun) are available for men and women. Daytime and evening divisions are available. Watch for information in the spring brochure coming out mid-March. Spring League: April 25th to June 17th Registration deadline April 15th. League meeting April 20th at 7:30pm. Summer League: June 26th to August 25th Registration deadline June 16th. League meeting June 22nd at 7:30pm.
Adult Programs Dancing
Ballroom Dancing Have you ever wanted to learn social dancing? Now is your chance! Great exercise and a wonderful social activity that stimulates the mind, spirit and body. Have fun and meet the friendliest people! Dances taught include waltz, fox trot, tango, quick step, rumba, samba, swing, cha-cha, mambo, bolero and Viennese waltz. A great preparation for dancing at weddings and other social functions. Instructor: Carole Crofton, former instructor at Arthur Murray Dance Studio with over 30 years of teaching experience. No class 1/16, 2/20 pp: per person Beginner Class Fri. 1/13 – 3/10 7:00 to 8:00pm $47Rpp $57NRpp Guild GAG3006 Intermediate Fri. 1/13 - 3/10 6:00 to 7:00pm $47Rpp $57NRpp Guild GAG3007 Intermediate and Advanced Mon. 1/9 – 3/20 6:30 to 7:30pm $47Rpp $57NRpp Guild GAG3005
Learn to Country Line Dance It’s all about having a good time. For anyone who has ever wanted to try line dancing, this is the class for you. No dance experience, and no partner needed. The class begins with an introduction to basic dance steps, and counts, leading into a dance lesson and reviews of previous lessons each week. Lessons are paced for the class, with the emphasis on learning the basics and being able to dance beginner level dances. Once the steps are learned, the music is turned up and the dancing begins….all under the guidance of Geoff Hewitt. Please wear comfortable shoes, preferable leather soles and bring a water bottle. Step sheets for the dances taught will be available. Instructor: Geoff Hewitt dances regularly at Mishnock Barn and has taught numerous classes and workshops at the Harborside and the Diamond Rodeo. Tues 1/10 – 1/31 7:00 to 8:30pm $32R $39NR Guild GAG3042 Tues 2/14 – 3/7 7:00 to 8:30pm $32R $39NR Guild GAG3043 Tues 3/21 – 4/11 7:00 to 8:30pm $32R $39NR Guild GAG3044 Tues 4/18 – 5/9 7:00 to 8:30pm $32R $39NR Guild GAG3045 Drop-Ins are welcome anytime!: $9
Community String Orchestra You can make some music! Open to violin, viola, cello and string bass players who are at least at an intermediate playing level. Weekly rehearsals will culminate with a small performance in December. Youth and adults are welcome. Please bring your instrument and a music stand. Orchestra Director: Brian Cardany is a faculty member at URI and enjoys sharing his musical talents with others. Tues. 1/24 – 5/2 7:00 to 8:30pm $85R $95NR Guild AGG5000
Wakefield Concert Band Eager musicians rehearse on a weekly basis and perform in various venues throughout the South County area. The band is comprised of woodwind, brass, and percussion players of all ages. They play a variety of music, including popular show tunes, marches, and well-known band classics. During the school year, the band meets on Monday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30pm. at South Kingstown High School. For more information please visit wakefieldconcertband.com.
Music Lessons Please refer to “Knapp School of Music”
Knapp School of Music Mandolin Ensemble Share the joy of making music with a great group of friends of all ages. Join The Knapp School of Music Mandolin Ensemble, featuring mandolin, mandola, mando-cello, and mando-bass. We will explore a wide range of music, from Celtic to classical, the Sacred Harp tradition to not-so-traditional jazz and popular arrangements. Some experience necessary, but not much. Leave a message at the Guild Front Desk for Joshua Bell, director of the L’Esperance Mandolin Orchestra and director of the KSM Mandolin Ensemble.! No class: 1/16, 2/20 Mon. 1/9 – 3/27 7:00 to 8:00pm $80R $90NR Guild GMU1200
“Try Your Pluck” FREE Lesson Take a one-time, one-hour, FREE mandolin lesson with Joshua Bell, director of the L’Esperance Mandolin Orchestra and director of the KSM Mandolin Ensemble. Open to new students only, instrument will be provided. BY PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY. Please call the Neighborhood Guild front desk at (401) 789-9301 and leave your name and phone number. Josh will call you back to set up an appointment. Day and Time to be determined no charge GMU1202
Mandolin Jump-Start After your FREE introductory lesson, listed above, take advantage of our special first month incentive offer for new private students: enroll in the Knapp School of Music for private mandolin lessons and take your first 4 regular lessons for the price of only 3. Please call the Neighborhood Guild front desk at (401) 789-9301 and leave your name and phone number. Josh will call you to set up the lessons.
General Interest Classes Be sure to take a look at other sections within the brochure if you don’t see something here!
A.A.R.P. Driver Safety Program Watch for the spring brochure coming out mid-March with a May class date.
American Sign Language (ASL) For Beginners This course is for anyone who wants to learn sign language for the first time or refresh their signing skills. Using the Start ASL curriculum the class materials (guide, syllabus, worksheet, and handouts) will be distributed via e-mail before first day of class. Readiness for learning ASL will be focused on introduction to fingerspelling (manual alphabet) with numbers and basic vocabulary (words/phrases) emphasizing on clarity and accuracy through receptive (what you understand) and expressive (how do you sign) communication abilities. What a great opportunity to gain knowledge about sign language and putting your signing skills into practice with a deaf instructor. Instructor: Damien Kilbride, deaf and native/fluent signer, provides sign language enrichment to community residents across the age spectrum: signing storytimes for young children, team-building exercises for summer campers, hands-on activities for tech-savvy teenagers, and turning linguistically inclined adults into competent signers by offering an array of sessions on crosscultural communication & language acquisition. He can be reached via email at [email protected]
Thurs. 1/12 – 3/30 5:00 to 6:30pm $120R $130NR Guild GAG3033
American Sign Language (ASL) Level Two A continuation of ASL for Beginners this class is open to anyone who would like to challenge themselves to the next level. Using the Start ASL (Level Two) curriculum, he class materials (guide, syllabus, worksheet, and handouts) will be distributed via e-mail prior to first day of class. Level Two covers [more] vocabulary, sentence types, time signs (regularity/duration), adverbs (inflection), classifiers (handshapes in motion), conveying distance, describing object/location, numeral incorporation, and pluralization. Great opportunity to enhance knowledge on ASL and the opportunity to put your signing conversation skills into practice with deaf instructor and others in classroom. Instructor: Damien Kilbride, see American Sign Language Level One Thurs. 1/12 – 3/30 7:00 to 8:30pm $120R $130NR Guild GAG3034
The Art of The iPhone & Android Device NEW It’s been said that the best camera is the one you have with you. If you have an iPhone or iPad you have a convenient and powerful tool for creating unique imagery. Join Jan Armor as he shows you how to unlock this camera’s potential. With a rapidly growing number of photography apps, the possibilities are seemingly limitless. Be inspired wherever you are. Learn how the portability and connectivity of iPhones and iPads allow you to shoot, edit, and share your creations wherever you go. Join Jan and fellow photographers for an inspiring day of shooting and processing the iPhone way. Note: This workshop covers how to use your iPhone and Android CAMERA. This is not a workshop on how to use your iPhone. Instructor: Jan Armor a fine art photographer and educator professionally involved for over thirty years. He loves the medium as much now as when he was a teen. He loves color and contrast: black and white, sharp and soft, happy and sad. He loves the effort to communicate something profound through photography and is known for my easy going but fully committed teaching style. His workshops are informative experiences that will challenge participants. Samples of his work can be found at : https:// www.armorphoto.com Sat. 3/4 9:00am to 12:00pm $75R $85NR Guild GAG3004
Contract Bridge Instruction in bidding, scoring, playing, proper defense and new conventions. A great chance to meet other players interested in the game of Bridge. Beginners welcome. Instructor: Eileen Kovacs has been playing bridge for many years and enjoys introducing people to the fascinating game of Contract Bridge. This program is on-going. Tues. room opens at 12:30pm Instruction/play begins at 1:00pm Free Guild
Essential Oils Make-N-Take! Night NEW
Writing and reading your words among friends is an experiment designed to build confidence and expand your literary views. Not to mention your friendships. Each week, a “prompt” is chosen for the following week and this writing exercise evokes memories and stories that are, in turn, humorous, poignant and thought-provoking. We offer supportive critique and good will. Our group is respectful and kind to each other and welcoming to newcomers. Instructor: Linda Langlois, has a BA from URI in English and journalism and has published poetry and essays in journals and newspapers.
It’s time to put your knowledge of essential oils to use and make some goodies for your home! Even if you are new to essential oils, this fun event will help you feel comfortable using essential oils, realize how easy it is and have some great products to take with you to use at home or give as gifts to your friends/family. We’ll make great items such as bath salts, lip balm, bathroom scrub, nighttime room spray and reviving face cream…..all non-toxic, natural, and infused with pure therapeutic grade essential oils. The items made will vary between each make-n-take night, so feel free to experience more than one, without the fear of duplicating products! We will make 3 to 4 products each night. Come join the fun and learn how simple it is to make your own natural products with pure, essential oils! Attendance to Essential Oils 101 class is recommended but not required. All materials supplied. Instructor: Amy Driscoll, see Essential Oils 101. Tues. 1/24 6:00 to 9:00pm $30R $35NR Guild GAG3038 Tues. 2/28 6:00 to 9:00pm $30R $35NR Guild GAG3039 Tues. 3/14 6:00 to 9:00pm $30R $35NR Guild GAG3040
1/12 – 3/30
10:00 to 12:00pm
$3 per visit
Beginner Dog Obedience Using clickers and positive reinforcement, learn how to train your dog to walk on a loose leash, come when called and do sit and down stays. A well-mannered dog is 6 weeks away. Our method is dog and people friendly! Open to dogs of all ages. Vaccination certificates for rabies, parvo, distemper, etc. must be presented at the first class. Please do not bring your dog to the first class. Instructor: Diana Caldarelli, has been teaching and training dogs for over 19 years. Her gentle approach and love of both dogs and people is evident! Thurs 1/12 – 2/16 6:30 to 7:30pm $127R $137NR Guild Guild GAG3010
Essential Oils 101
Have you heard of essential oils and wondered “what’s the hype”? They are nothing new and have been used for thousands of years from holy gifts to healing salves, to embalming mummies! Come to an informative presentation of the history of essential oils, how they are harvested and produced, their benefits to your health and well-being, removal of toxins from your home, and how you can incorporate them into your everyday life. You’ll learn how their quality can vary tremendously and how to choose the best therapeutic grade essential oils. Take home a refreshing, natural, toxin-free room spray personalized by you. Samples and refreshments provided. Open to adults. Instructor: Amy Driscoll has been using essential oils in her home for over 12 years. With a degree in Environmental Science and being a mom to two kids, she is passionate about living a natural, non-toxic, healthy lifestyle. She loves to share her knowledge and passion about essential oils and hopes to help others live a natural, non-toxic lifestyle. Note; Amy is not a medical professional and does not intend to diagnose, treat, or cure any health concerns/illnesses/diseases with the use of essential oils. Tues. 1/17 6:00 to 9:00pm $30R $35NR Guild GAG3035 Tues. 2/7 6:00 to 9:00pm $30R $35NR Guild GAG3036 Tues. 3/7 6:00 to 9:00pm $30R $35NR Guild GAG3037
Chair Caning and Seat Weaving This class teaches a little bit of everything…the ageless art of caning chairs which have been found in Egyptian tombs, restoration to include minor repairs, antiquing and refinishing. No large pieces of furniture as a first project. First caning project should be a simple square chair. Materials will be discussed with each student once the project is reviewed. Come join the fun. Instructor: Julianna Hollister has over 30 years of experience in antique refurbishing and reconditioning furniture. She is experienced in buying and selling antiques. Wed. 1/18 – 3/15 9:00am to12:00pm $65R $75NR Guild GAG3026
Furniture-Refinishing & Repair Turn that battered table, chair, bed or bureau into a piece of furniture you can be proud of. Most repairs can be accomplished with little difficulty. Bring your furniture to the first class and let the transformation begin! No experience necessary. All skill levels welcome. Material list will be provided. Instructor: Alan Burse has been teaching for almost 2 decades and has been fixing furniture even longer. Tues. 1/17 – 3/14 4:30 to 6:45pm $65R $75NR Guild GAG3000
Funky, Chunky Knits
Do you have a favorite old chair that has springs that are sagging or just needs new fabric? Learn how to do it over from the frame up. This program is an individualized workshop where students take apart their chairs and learn to upholster them. Large projects such as wing chairs, may take more than one session to complete. No tufting, recliners or sofas please. Wood sections needing to be refinished should be done prior to start of class. Tools needed: magnetic tack hammer, mallet, tack lift. A list will be given at first class listing supplies needed for each project. Instructor: April Gilroy has been sharing her talents of teaching and upholstery for over 20 years. She is dedicated in sharing her skills with others. Tues. 1/17 – 3/7 7:00 to 9:30pm $54R $64NR Guild GAG3027
The bigger, the better! When talking about this knitting class, that is! We’ll be working with very large knitting needles and super chunky yarn. Our projects will include a cozy throw blanket and a soft fluffy 4 x 6 rug using variations of techniques. Knowledge of basic knitting skill is required. Knitting needles are included in the cost of the class. A materials list will be provided upon registration. Instructor: Amy Driscoll see Baby, It’s Cold Outside! Thurs. 1/12 – 2/16 6:30 to 8:30pm $62R $72NR Guild GAG3028
Baby, It’s Cold Outside! Knit a Winter Learn to Knit! ScarfNEW Brrrr, it’s cold out there. Bundle up in a hand-knit, warm scarf made by you! We’ll build on basic knitting skills and learn more challenging stitches, read patterns, and finish a beautiful project to enjoy throughout the New England winter! Basic knitting skills recommended. A materials list will be provided upon registration. Instructor: Amy Driscoll is an avid fiber arts enthusiast. She learned to knit 12 years ago and has also taken up crochet and spinning in the past few years. She has led several knitting groups and has helped many others learn the fun of fiber arts. Tues. 1/10 – 1/31 10:00am to 12:00pm $42R $52NR Guild GAG3031
Knit & Crochet Night
Is your current knitting/crochet project in need of TLC? Do you need help with a new pattern or finding a new project? Or maybe you just need some time to dedicate to finishing your current work in progress. Come to Knit & Crochet night where we’ll troubleshoot your knitting and crochet projects. Join others for an evening of knitting/crocheting, making new friends and sharing ideas with others interested in fiber arts! We’ll have open time to work on projects, troubleshoot problems, browse patterns or just chat the night away. Open to all levels of knitters/crocheters. Bring your current projects or projects you’d like to begin. DropIns are Welcome! Instructor: Amy Driscoll see Baby, It’s Cold Outside! No class: 2/22 Wed. 1/11 – 2/8 7:00 to 9:00pm $32R $42NR Guild GAG3016 Wed. 2/15 – 3/22 7:00 to 9:00pm $32R $42NR Guild GAG3017 Drop-Ins are welcome anytime!: $9
Learn the basics of knitting! You’ll cast on, bind off and learn the knit and purl stitches. The first project will be a washcloth; fun and functional and can be a great gift too! We’ll play around with the basic stitches to learn how to create patterns within the design. No experience necessary. Bring scissors, cloth tape measure and darning needle. Initial knitting materials will be provided. Due to individual preferences, students may need to or wish to purchase more supplies during class to complete their project. Additional materials list will be provided upon registration. Instructor: Amy Driscoll see Baby, It’s Cold Outside Wed. 1/11 – 2/8 10:00 to 11:30am $40R $50NR Guild GAG3030 Wed. 3/1 – 3/22 10:00 to 11:30am $40R $50NR Guild GAG3032
To Infinity…..and Beyond! Knit a Spring Cowl NEW Create a stylish spring cowl or “infinity scarf”. Learn how to read patterns, knit stitch patterns in the round and achieve a fabulous finish. A perfect spring project! Basic knitting knowledge is recommended. A materials list will be provided upon registration. Instructor: Amy Driscoll see Baby, It’s Cold Outside! Tues. 3/1 – 3/22 10:00amto 12:00pm $42R $52NR Guild GAG3029
Course Instructors Wanted If you have a skill that you would like to share with our community, we would love to work with you to develop new programs. Please contact Cathy Larlham at 401-789-9301 or at [email protected]
Knot & Crafts Sailor’s Knots & Crafts
Quilting Bee NEW
Making useful and artistic items simply using rope and knots has been taking place for centuries. From knowledge gained form learning to tie one knot; the Turk’s Head, you will be able to complete a set of 4 napkin rings and a sailor’s bracelet. Please bring paper, pencil and scissors. Open to ages 14 and over. Instructor: Barbara Merry is a marine ropeworker of 20 years. She has a shop at Pt. Judith Marina and has written two books and has traveled all over the United States teaching rope splicing and ropework. Tues. 2/28 – 3/7* 7:00 to 8:30pm $12R $17NR Guild GAG3014 *snow date: 3/14
Rope Wreath NEW Making useful and artistic items simply using rope and knots has been taking place for centuries. By tying a flat elongated Turk’s Head knot using either white or brown rope you will create a stunning wreath. Please bring paper, pencil, scissor and a bow if you wish to accessorize your wreath. Open to ages 14 and over. Instructor: Barbara Merry, see Sailor’s Knots & Crafts Wed. 3/15 – 3/22* 7:00 to 8:30pm $26R $33NR Guild GAG3015 *snow date: 3/29
Join in the fun of the Neighborhood Guild Quilting Bee. Bring a quilting project that you are working on and join others for an evening of sewing and making new friends. No need to register--JUST COME. No program: 1/16, 2/20 Mon. on-going 7:00 to 9:00pm $1 per visit Guild
Quilting for Fun Join us for a day of quilting! Bring a project to work on and share ideas. Open to quilters of all levels. No need to register, come when you can. Don’t forget your lunch and something to drink. Facilitator: Diana Funke and friends are a group of experienced quilters who love to share their ideas with others. No program 2/22 Wed. 1/11 – 3/29 10:00am to 3:00pm $5 per visit
Timeless Topiaries Since ancient times, the lure of topiary has attracted gardeners and artists alike. Used both outdoors and in the home, this unique and exquisite plant design has proven practical and aesthetic. In this special class, we will recapture the elegance of the past as we create stunning topiary floral arrangements. Each student will receive a terra cotta pot and an abundance of fresh pastel flowers. Satin ribbon and other decorative accents round out this charming floral piece. Take time to sign up today! Please bring sharp scissors or garden snips, all other materials are supplied. Instructor Sally Gruber has over 20 years experience ranging from greenhouse management to horticulture therapy. Currently, Sally teaches floral design and other nature-related classes throughout Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts. By incorporating various art forms including poetry, storytelling and drama, participants enjoy a multi-dimensional learning experience. Registration deadline is 2/8. Sat. 2/11 1:30 to 3:00pm $21R $26NR Guild GAG3001
Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton, ping pong and racquetball and is currently one of the fastest growing sports in America! It may have a funny name, but it’s a serious sport! It’s fast paced, easy to learn, great exercise and lots of fun! A great activity for all ages… come see what all the excitement is about! All equipment can be checked out at the front desk, all you need is a partner! No program 12/26, 12/28, 1/2, 1/16, 2/20, 2/22 Mon. & Wed. 12/5 – 3/29 12:30 to 3:00pm Guild FREE
Fitness and Wellness 50+ Fitness “Use it or lose it.” Drop in and join us anytime for our workout hour which includes “zumba” type follow-me aerobics, weights, bands, mats, chair, mind games and more. A little exercise can go a long way in improving your coordination, balance and muscular function. This class allows you to set your own pace. Please consult with your physician before beginning any new exercise program. Instructors: Elaine Sewatsky & Barb Silva, certified senior fitness instructors with over 30 years of fitness instructing. No Class: 1/16. Program is held at the Guild. Mon., Wed., Fri. 8:00 to 9:00am $2.00/visit or a punch card can be purchased for $22, which entitles you to 15 visits, no expiration. Session Dates: 1/4 - 2/17 GAF3109 2/27 – 4/14 GAF3110
The AEROBICONDITIONING Program & The BALL Get your exercise in early and face the day with energy well spent. You get the cardio and strength training. You fight for coordination and balance. Your reward is being fit, toned, flexible and relaxed. MONDAY: CIRCUIT –moving from one type of exercise to another while using different types of fitness equipment. WEDNESDAY: PILATES, QI GONG, BALL and PNF stretching. FRIDAY: STEP AEROBICS with any of the above. Bring your yoga/pilates mat, ball and water bottle. Instructor: Barb Silva has taught classes for the Guild since 1977. She is certified in fitness training, CPR and is a Black Belt. No class 1/16 Mon., Wed., Fri. 7:30 to 8:30am. PDOB Session: 1/4 - 2/17 One class per week $27R Two classes per week $51R Three classes per week $60R Senior Rate (75+) $30R Session 2: One class per week $27R Two classes per week $51R Three classes per week $60R Senior Rate (75+) $30R
$31NR PDG2008 $56NR PDG2008 $65NR PDG2008 $35NR PDG2008 2/27 – 4/14 $31NR PDG2009 $56NR PDG2009 $65NR PDG2009 $35NR PDG2009
Cardio Dance Fitness “One of the best kept secrets in RI!” *Want to get the best workout ever? *Want to enjoy our exercise program? *Want to really feel strong and healthy, both physically and mentally? *Want to benefit from a group dynamic? *Like good music? Like to move? Dance a little? Cardio Dance Fitness is for your! A simple but enjoyable exercise program designed to improve all aspects of health. Come check out for yourself and see why this program is so popular and works so well. Experience the energy, the enthusiasm and all the fun. This program offers an aerobic workout plus a segment for strength conditioning. No experience necessary. All levels of fitness welcome. Instructor: Andrea Aschenbrenner. January 9th – March 4th Mon. & Wed. 5:00 to 6:30pm Tues. & Thurs. 9:00 to 10:30am Saturday 8:00 to 9:30am Unlimited classes $65R $75NR Guild
Mini Session March 13th – April 15th New students must see instructor before registering for the mini-session Mon. & Wed. 5:00 to 6:30pm Tues. & Thurs. 9:00 to 10:30am Saturday 8:00 to 9:30am Unlimited classes $45R $55NR Guild GAF3102
Pilates Mat Workout This mixed level Pilates mat class focuses on strength, precision, and flow of movement. In this small class setting the teacher will present the exercises at multiple levels which allows students to choose to work at a beginning, intermediate or advanced pace. Students will learn to be aware of breathing patterns and spinal alignment while engaging the deep muscles of the core. Participants will be provided with movement options and modifications to ensure that each person is working safely and at the appropriate level. With regular attendance students will experience increased strength, flexibility and stamina. No previous Pilates experience is necessary. Drop-ins are welcome. Please bring your own mat. Students must be 16 or older or accompanied by an adult. Instructor: Andrea Aschenbrenner is a Pilates certified instructor. Drop-Ins are welcome January 9th – February 22nd Mon. & Wed.: 4:00 to 5:00pm 6:45 to 7:45pm 2 times a week $62R $72NR Guild GAF3103 1 time a week $42R $52NR Guild GAF3103 Drop-In $8R $10NR Guild GAF3104 February 27th to March 12th Mon. & Wed.: 4:00 to 5:00pm 6:45 to 7:45pm 2 times a week $62R $72NR Guild GAF3106 1 time a week $42R $52NR Guild GAF3106 Drop-In $8R $10NR Guild GAF3107
Meditation for Spiritual Awareness Latent within each person is a spiritual energy that has the power to make us whole. The technique by which we can tap into this latent power is meditation. Once touched by this inner force we undergo a profound transformation. Come learn a simple form of Joyti meditation in this class and experience for yourself the calm and serenity. Instructor: Andrea Aschenbrenner Dates: Tuesday January 10th 7:00pm Tuesday February 14th 7:00pm Tuesday March 14th 7:00pm Tuesday April 11th 7:00pm Fee: $5.00 donation each time you come.
Fitness/Wellness Coach Want to enhance our life with a healthier lifestyle? Want to have a better fitness plan in your life? Want to lose weight but don’t know how to begin? Have a consultation to explore your options to become a whole, healthier person. Coach: Andrea Aschenbrenner. Call the Guild, 789-9301 to set up an appointment.
Zumba More people stick to Zumba than any other workout. Why? Because when it’s fun, it doesn’t feel like work! Zumba is a mix of low-intensity and high intensity moves for an intervalstyle calorie burning dance party. The Zumba program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a kind fitness program that will blow you away. Please bring plenty of water. No experience necessary! Instructor: Suzanne Anthony is a licensed Zumba instructor who has been having a great time doing Zumba for the past 3 years. She loves to dance and the fun party atmosphere of Zumba has motivated her to share that love with others. No class 2/21, 2/23 January 3rd – February 9th Tues. & Thurs. 5:30 to 6:30pm 2 times a week $57R $67NR PDOB GAF3111 1 time a week $45R $55NR PDOB GAF3111 Drop-In $10R $12NR PDOB GAF3112 February 14th – March 30th Tues. & Thurs. 5:30 to 6:30pm 2 times a week $57R $67NR PDOB GAF3113 1 time a week $45R $55NR PDOB GAF3113 Drop-In $10R $12NR PDOB GAF3114
Qi Gong for Health Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese practice for balancing and regulating the body’s life force or Qi. We will explore this art through a number of simple yet profound exercises designed to improve the health and calm the mind. Qi Gong can be practiced by all ages and fitness levels and requires little space and no equipment. Instructors: Richard Couchon and David Hamel have both been studying the ancient arts of Qi Gong and Tai Chi for many years. No class: 1/16, 2/20 Mon. 1/9 – 3/27 7:00 to 8:00pm $50R $60NR PDOB PDG2003
Liang Style Baguazhang Explore, energize, and rebalance the body’s Qi meridians and vessels through the Liang style Ba Gua Neigong and martial applications foundation course. Methods include: Daoyin Leading/Guiding, Yin/Yang Patting Meridian, Zhan Zhuang Standing and Qi Cultivation, 12 standing postures, Ji Ben Gong (28 foundational exercises), Ding Shi (circle walking) and 7-Star partner martial applications. Please wear loose workout clothing and flat bottomed rubber soled shoes. Instructor: Keith Norris has 20+ years experience in Chinese internal martial arts including Zingyiquan, Yang style Taijiquan, and Liang style Baguazhang. Keith is a certified foundational instructor through Tom Bisio’s New York Internal Art & Internal Arts International. Tues. 1/17 – 3/21 7:00 to 9:00pm $27R $34NR PDOB PDG2005
Tai Chi Tai Chi is a healthy form of movement, especially for those with osteoarthritis or other musculoskeletal impairments. It can build core strength and improve posture, balance and flexibility. Tai Chi can facilitate relaxation and develop concentration and coordination. In this class we will practice the Arthritis form and the Yang Long Form. Beginners are welcome. Class will run from 9:30 to 10:30am with individual practice time from 10:30 to11:00am. Instructor: Sylvia Krausse. Fri. 1/20 – 3/17 9:30 to 11:00 $36 Guild GAS3200 Fri. 3/31 – 5/26 9:30 to 11:00 $36 Guild GAS3201
Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan “Form follows function” and your everyday eye-hand coordination, strength and balance will improve as you learn the martial art applications of Tai Chi. Everyone, regardless of physical ability, can and will benefit from Tai Chi. Instructor: Malcolm McKeag has been studying and teaching martial arts for over 20 years. Wed. & Fri. 1/4 – 3/31 7:00 to 9:00pm $50R* $60NR* PDOB PDG2001 *$25R $30NR if attending 1 time per week
Sports Women’s Drop-In Basketball Do you love the game of basketball? Do you want to meet others with your interest and passion for the game? Want to get some exercise and relieve some stress? If the answer is yes, we have the program for you. All ability levels are encouraged to play. Open to women ages 16 and over. Coordinators: Debbie Essex and Heather Mills. Program does not meet when school is not in session. No program on 1/16, 2/20 CCMS Mondays 1/9 – 4/10 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. $2/visit
Men’s Over 35 Drop-In Basketball Looking to have some fun and let loose some stress? Join us for a lot of recreational fun and good basketball. All ability levels are welcome and everyone plays. All ability levels are welcome and everyone plays. Please check with supervisor regarding scheduled when school is not in session. Supervisor: John Geaber . No program 1/16, 2/20, 3/3 Winter Session Mon. 3/13 – 4/ 24 7:00 to 9:00pm PD School Wed. 1/4 – 3/8 7:00 to 9:00pm PD School Wed. 3/15 – 4/26 6:00 to 9:00pm PD School Fri. 1/6 – 2/24 7:00 to 9:00pm PD School Fri. 3/10 – 4/28 6:00 to 9:00pm PD School $3/visit.
Men Over-35 Basketball - Winter League Hey – men over-30 basketball players! Are you able to ‘take the ball to the hoop? Do you still need to get out and ‘drive the lane?’ Then you are encouraged to register for our fun, Sunday morning league. Registration deadline is January 3rd.
$80R $90NR Broad Rock
Sun. 1/8 – 3/19 9:00 to 11:00am TAB7200
Pickleball Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton, ping pong and racquetball and is currently one of the fastest growing sports in America! It may have a funny name, but it’s a serious sport! It’s fast paced, easy to learn, great exercise and lots of fun! A great activity for all ages… come see what all the excitement is about! All equipment can be checked out at the front desk, all you need is a partner! No program 12/26, 12/28, 1/2, 1/16, 2/20, 2/22 Mon. & Wed. 12/5 – 3/29 12:30 to 3:00pm Guild FREE
Adult Softball Leagues Looking for some fun this spring and summer? If yes, consider playing softball. League information will be available February 22nd. Completed team rosters and registration fees due no later than March 31st. Men’s, women’s, and co-ed leagues are offered. League play starts approximately April 24th. NOTE: Softball teams returning from the 2016 season will have first opportunities to register. Registrations and fees must be submitted by Monday – March 27th. After March 27th, open enrollment for new teams will take place. Space is limited. Early registration is strongly encouraged.
Drop-In Volleyball with Blake ‘Bump’ the ball, Set the ball’, ‘Block’ the ball and best of all ‘Spike’ the ball! Structured volleyball program with emphasis on USVBA regulations and rules. Warm up drills, instruction, team play and having fun. All abilities welcome and encouraged to participate. Program is open to ages 18 and over. Program does not meet when school is not in session. Thurs. 1/5 – 3/30 7:00 to 9:00pm $3/visit PDALE
Fitness Center Visit the Guild’s workout facility, which includes both locker rooms and saunas. The fitness room includes a remodeled universal machine, treadmill, Schwinn Air dyne bikes, a recumbent step machine and free weights. Orientations are not offered, but staff is available to answer any questions. - No one under the age of 18 is allowed in the sauna; - An adult must accompany youth between the ages of 13 and 17 in the fitness room, except during teen fitness hours (Wed. & Fri. 2:30 to 4:30pm 1/4– 4/28). - Youth 12-and-under are not allowed in the fitness room or the sauna. A $5 registration fee will be collected at the time your register to become a fitness room member. The fee is good until June 30, 2017. $2.00 per visit. You may purchase a card for $30, which gives you 20 visits. Monday through Thursday: 8:00am to 8:30pm Friday: 8:00am to 6:00pm Saturday: 8:00am to 3:30pm Sunday (starting January 8th): 12:00 to 3:30pm
All about Us Mission Statement Serving our community by providing enriching recreation experiences and quality facilities.
Core Values The South Kingstown Parks and Recreation Department will be a premier parks and recreation department in New England. We will improve the health of our citizens through programs that encourage staying active and fit. We will connect all citizens to our community by offering programs that encourage inclusion and participation. Finally, we will provide a wide variety of activities that encourage all segments of our population to use their free time both positively and productively, and promote life-long learning through recreational and cultural programs. We will be good stewards of the public facilities under our care. All facilities will be clean, safe, well maintained, and environmentally friendly. We will develop facilities that improve the livability of our community. These improvements will include recreation facilities, parks, open space, greenways and multi-use paths. We will ensure our department is citizen-driven by the consistent use of program and facility evaluation systems, community-wide surveys, and park project committees. We will make service to our patrons a high priority by creating userfriendly procedures, eliminating red tape, and by treating them as we would like to be treated.
The South Kingstown Recreation Commission is a fivemember policy board responsible for overseeing the operation of the Parks and Recreation Department. The Recreation Commission meets on the third Monday of every month. Please call 789-9301 for verification of place and time. The public is invited to attend. Chairperson: Joanne Blessing Vice Chair: Will Litvin Treasurer: Mark Noble Secretary: John Biafore Member at Large: David Palazzetti
Your Parks and Recreation Department Staff Director of Leisure Services: Account Clerk:
Theresa Murphy, CPRP Pam Roberts
PARKS / BUILDINGS DIVISION Superintendent of Parks: Rex Eberly, CPRP Park Maintenance Foreman: Brian Kelly Park Technicians: Jeff Banks Ken Boiteau Tim Dubee Todd GaudlapBrett Whaley Seasonal Staff: David Gee, Chris Nedwidek Chris Sweet Ben Sweeney Tyler Williams Facilities Manager: Manny Silva Building Maintenance Technician: George Stedman Building Maintenance Aide: Ronnie Tucker
RECREATION DIVISION Superintendent of Recreation: Cathy Larlham, CPRP Recreation Supervisor; Special Event Programming: Tracy McGarty Recreation Supervisor; Sports & Fitness: Steve Gruenberg, CPRP Recreation Supervisor; Youth, Teen and Family Programming: Lenka Capek Preschool Supervisor: Stepping Stone 3 year old Teacher: Lilly Dufault Stepping Stone Teacher’s Aide: Christina Gardner Aquatic Supervisor: Ray Tanguay Tennis League Coordinator: Sandy Sweet Nature Programs Supervisor: Joyce Campbell Administrative Support Associate: Linda Finnegan Marketing Specialist: Danielle Williams Office Assistant I: Dian Arnold Front Office Aide: Linda Reece Pauline Tudino Leslie Deering
www.southkingstownri.com Once on the town web page, look under “Government” then “Departments”, location “Recreation”, there you will find our brochure, pdf files, reservation forms and lots of other information about what is going on in our department.
Financial assistance is available for South Kingstown residents who qualify for the South Kingstown School Department’s Free (40% reduction in fees) or Reduced (20% reduction in fees) lunch program. Simply stop by the Neighborhood Guild and complete the scholarship application form. Limited scholarships are available and not all programs are eligible for scholarship assistance. Need assistance? Please call Cathy Larlham, Recreation Superintendent, 789-9301.
PLEASE REGISTER EARLY:
Many classes fill up quickly. Classes will be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not reached within 3 days of class start date.
RESIDENCY: Residents (R) are defined as follows: (1) South Kingstown taxpayer found in the most current tax book or who can show a receipt for payment of the current year’s taxes. (2) A person who can provide the Town with a copy of a current valid 90-day or more lease in South Kingstown. (3) Any person who can show current rent receipts for South Kingstown for a period of not less than 90 days.
PROGRAM ACCESSIBILITY: Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to participate in our programs. We will assist you by providing interpreters or extra assistance in order to allow you to participate. These arrangements may be made by calling Cathy Larlham, Recreation Superintendent, at 789-9301. Please call two weeks in advance of the respective program(s).
AGE GUIDELINES: For all programs, participants must be the designated age listed on the flyer or in the brochure or turning it during the course of the program in order to participate. For programs using grade requirements, the participant must be in the designated grade when the program starts. For programs during the summer, child should be enrolled in programs corresponding with the grade he/she will be entering in the fall. A child will not be permitted to participate if the above guidelines are not met. The Recreation Department reserves the right to request proof of age/grade.
WEATHER CANCELLATIONS: In the event of inclement weather, classes may be cancelled. Please call 789-9301. Information is also available on the Town of South Kingstown’s website: www.southkingstownri. com. and the department’s Facebook page. Individual class participants will not be contacted.
Your satisfaction is very important to us. Please give us a call at 789-9301 if you have concerns about the class you are registered in. One-day classes: Absolutely no refunds will be issued less than 3 business days prior to the class. Multi-day (classes that run once a week) If you withdraw 3 business days before the first class (excluding weekends and holidays) you receive a full refund less a $5 processing fee. If you withdraw less than 3 business days before or after the first class, you will receive an 80% refund less a $5 processing fee. If you withdraw after the second class, refunds can not be issued. Camps: defined as programs that run daily, i.e. Mon. thru Fri. If you withdraw 3 business days before the first class (excluding weekends and holidays) you receive a full refund less a $5 processing fee. If you withdraw less than 3 business days before the start of camp, you will receive an 80% refund less a $5 processing fee. No refunds will be processed once the camp begins. Some camps have different refund policies. Please refer to camp information for more details.
ROOM AND PARK RENTALS: The parks and facilities run by the South Kingstown Parks and Recreation Department are available for private rentals. Reservations may be made up to six months in advance. Please stop by the Neighborhood Guild and pick up a facility rental form. Forms are also available on our website at: www.southkingstownri.com
New to the Area?
The South Kingstown Parks & Recreation Department invites you to come in and find out what we have to offer. We have programs, classes and facilities for all ages. Want to learn more? Give us a call at 401-789-9301. We will be happy to make an appointment at your convenience to show you around and explain any program that is of interest to you. We want to meet you and your family!
The South Kingstown Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce you can now register for a majority of our classes and programs on-line.
OOPS! We Made a Mistake Due to the large amount of information available in the South Kingstown Parks & Recreation brochure, errors before or after publication may occur. We apologize for any errors in this brochure, and we will advise you of any changes as quickly as possible. We will also attempt to keep information on our website (www.southkingstownri.com) as current as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding when these situations arise.
ADD UP For Easy Giving A great way to contribute to the Youth Scholarship Fund is to “ADD UP” when you register. Simply round off your payment to the next easy denomination and enter this additional amount on the Youth Scholarship Fund donation line on your registration form. What are my payment options? We accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover, checks, and of course cash.
If you haven’t registered for a program through our Department since May 2013, please give us a call at (401) 789-9301 and we will set you up with a new account. If you have registered for a program since May, 2013 and believe that an account has been set up for you 1. From the Home Page click on Sign In. 2. Then click on Retrieve Password. 3. Enter the email address that you provided us when registering for the program. (NOTE: If you didn’t provide us with an email address at the time of registration you will need to call our office and provide an email address to complete the account set up.) 4. After you’ve entered your email address, click Next. 5. An email will be sent to the email address you provided. After you’ve received that email you’ll be able to go back to the Home Page and click on Sign In. Enter your email address and temporary password. After you’ve done that your online account has been created, and you’re ready to start using the Online Registration system. If you’re having trouble creating your account or retrieving your password, please call our office at (401) 789-9301 and our staff can assist you.
Attention: Customers Paying by Credit Card
1. WALK-IN: We would love to talk to you about the classes you want to register for and answer any questions you may have. Please note; there is no credit card charge for paying with a credit card in person.
The Recreation Department has contracted with a credit card payment processing company in order to establish the new on line registration feature. There is a cost associated with this payment processing service, which will be passed on to the customer in the form of a 2.5% convenience fee with a minimum payment of $1.95. Please note that this fee will be assessed for all credit card payments made online. A fee will not be charged for credit card payments made in person at the Neighborhood Guild.
2. MAIL-IN: Feel free to mail in your program registration along with a check. 3. ON-LINE: Register from the convenience of home. See below for all the details. Please note; not all classes accept on-line registration.
Social Media & On-line Registration Provides Real Time Recreation Information
Registration Information It’s As Easy As 1..2..3!
You can now find South Kingstown Parks and Recreation on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Use your smart phone apps to keep up to date on things like event announcements, program changes, or cancellations. Simply “like” our Facebook page, follow us @SK_Parks_Rec on Twitter, or www.pinterest.com/skguild/pins on Pinterest. You can also access our new online registration website at https://parksandrec.southkingstownri.com/. Let technology help you stay on top of all your recreation options!
Indoor Facility Locations
It’s Snowing!!! Get Out and Play!!! Many of the parks offer fantastic terrain for cross country skiing. From open fields to wooded trails at Tuckertown Park, Old Mountain Field, Curtis Corner Playfields, Broad Rock Middle School, and of course the South County / William O’Neill Bike Path. We will be making an effort to keep the bike path open for multiple activities by clearing one lane for walking and biking while leaving ample room for skiing and snowshoeing as conditions allow. Some park areas will be groomed for skiing, check with us for condition updates when we have snow.
GUILD Neighborhood Guild, 325 Columbia St. NATURE CENTER 101 Asa Pond Road, Wakefield POTTERY STUDIO Lower level, Peace Dale Office Bldg. PDOB Peace Dale Office Building
1058 Kingstown Road Peace Dale School, 109 Kersey Road Stepping Stone Preschool, 30 Spring St Curtis Corner Middle School 301 Curtis Corner Road Broad Rock Middle School 351 Broad Rock Road
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Snowshoeing is a fun activity for all ages and abilities and a great way to get out and enjoy many of the park nature trails in most any snow conditions. Parks with great trails for snowshoeing include Green Hill Park, Tri-Pond Park, Old Mountain Field, and Curtis Corner Playfields.
Green Hill Park
Old Mountain Field
Treaty Rock Park
West Kingston Park
William O’Neill Bike Path
Easy Access From Bike Path
Off Leash Dog Park
Curtis Corner Playfields
Large Boat Launch
Fishing Non-Motor Boat Access
Paved Paths (miles)
Nature Trails (miles)
Disc Golf Course
Sand Volleyball Court Soccer/Multi Use Field
Abbie Perry Park Broad Rock Playfields
Picnic Area W/Grill
Outdoor Park Locations
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** Picnic Shelter
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