Information from the East Greenwich Parks & Recreation Department:
The Parks and Recreation Department’s winter and spring flyer will be mailed to East Greenwich residents the week of December 1st. Registration begins on December 15th so be sure to get your online account set up or your registration form to the office prior to that date to ensure you are included for the first day of registration. Check out the Town web page (www.eastgreenwichri.com) for a look at the flyer; there’s so much being offered.
Some new classes this coming season include Shape Up! – where preteens and teens will learn about healthy eating and exercise in a fun environment, through interactive games and instilling skills and knowledge they will use for a lifetime. A Robotics class will have 8-12 year olds building and programing robots using Lego® Mindstorms systems! Learn about mechanical and software design, loops, conditional statements, problem solving & teamwork skills. Physics of Toys will have participants (grades 3-6) construct 5 different toys as they explore the amazing physics concepts that make toys go, such as rate, momentum and centripetal force! A Mommy & Me Yoga Class is great for busy mothers! Parent and child (2½ -5 years) will enjoy an interactive children’s yoga class in which they will learn breathing techniques, new yoga poses and relaxation skills!
And for the adults, a Vinyasa Flow Yoga class is being offered for all levels. Yoga is a practice where you learn to connect your movement to your breath and condition your body while improving focus, flexibility and calm. We will be flowing from one pose to the next, and there will always be options so that you can make this practice your own. A Boater’s Safety Course will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a RIDEM Boater’s Safety Card. Anyone born after January 1, 1986, who operates a vessel with a motor that exceeds 10-horse power and anyone who operates a personal watercraft (Jet Ski) regardless of age, must have a RIDEM Boater’s Safety Card. Learn the rules and regulations, safety, state laws, etc. to operate a water craft safely. Participants who successfully pass the exam held at the end of class will receive their RIDEM Boater’s Safety Card. New Adult Day Trips have been planned for the spring. The trip fees are very reasonable, so sign up now to ensure you have a space on the bus. This season the trips include the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, South County Museum, the Butterfly Place & Kimball Farm, and Roseland Cottage.
Many of the tried and true classes are back for the youth, such as Squeaky Sneakers, All Sports, gymnastics, skateboarding, tennis, Imitating the Masters, Picture Book Theater, Messy Crafts, Family Music, What’s Out There?, EG Babysitter’s Class, and Little Yoga. The adult offerings include: First Aid and CPR classes, Body Conditioning, Yoga Stretch, Define Yourself, Zumba, Stretch & Relax, beginner golf lessons, the Rambler’s hiking group, tennis lessons, pick-up basketball and volleyball nights.
Get your hands on a copy of the flyer and get yourself a preapproved online account so you are all set to registration on Dec. 15. If you have any questions simply contact the office at 886-8626, ext. 1.