Can spring be just around the corner?
Had enough of winter? Looking for signs of hope? The Philipstown Recreation Department has just published its Spring 2011 Guide to programs. Every bit as much as pitchers and catchers reporting to training camp that is a sure sign that snowless, warmer days are just ahead. Recreation programs cover the gamut, offering activities for everyone from pre-schoolers to senior citizens.
More than a dozen Early Education programs for kids 2 to 5 years old are offered and include such “curriculum areas” as art, fitness, nature exploration, T-ball, pre-ballet and mud bunnies – an introduction to using clay.
Youth programs are just as varied. Programs include: sports sampler, scrapbooking, fairytale theatre, after school indoor soccer, nature photography and world cuisine all but guarantee that kids K-6 will find more than one activity to their liking.
Youth Sports programs are available to a wide age range – from grades 2 to twelve. Fencing, spring baseball thaw, boys lacrosse, and girls soccer are included.
Teens haven’t been left out either. The “Foot in Mouth Players,” a middle school teen night, Bear Mountain skating party and “Want to be in a Rock Band?” are just some of the teen offerings.
Adults have a really wide variety of choices: everything from dog obedience classes, mosaic art and scrapbooking to a full slate of exercise and movement options. Anyone wanting to work on fitness can choose from such activities as walking, co-ed volleyball, soccer, basketball, pilots, Tai Chi, yoga, rumba and more. Seniors can enjoy a game of Mah Jong and take in a special spring luncheon.
For more information contact Philipstown Recreation at (845) 424 4618 or 4662 or visit their website at www.philipstownrecreation.com.