Happening this May at Bedford Recreation – Personal Interest Classes for Adults

Rec Dept SpringSummer 2014Submitted by the Bedford Recreation Department

The Recreation Department’s Spring-Summer brochure is now available and on-line at www.bedfordrecreation.org.  You may register on-line, in person, by mail or by fax. The phone number is 781-275-1392. The department is located at 12 Mudge Way.

BASICS OF BACKYARD CHICKEN KEEPING with Peggy Corbett, Lancaster 4-H
Thursday, May 1, 6:30-8:00pm. Fee:  $25

Have you ever considered raising chickens in your backyard?   This workshop will cover selecting breeds, feeding and sheltering chickens. Join Peg to find out what you should know about raising healthy & happy chicks to get you started in this fantastic backyard hobby. Age 15+

A TASTE OF BLACKSMITHING with Carl West, at Prospect Hill Forge, Waltham
Thursday, May 1, 6:30-9:30pm. Fee: $75

Here is your chance to learn to control one of the basic elements of modern human life. You will be introduced to the basic smithing techniques of hammering, drawing-out, cutting, bending and twisting. Using these techniques and a coal-fired forge, you will heat a piece of iron to brilliant incandescence and with anvil, hammer and tongs create a decorative and useful ‘S’-hook.

THE PALEO LIFESTYLE AND DIET with Diana Rodgers, Nutritionist and Author
Thursday, May 8, 6:30-8:00pm. Fee:  $25.

Diana will discuss the ins and outs of the Paleo diet.  She will discuss how to transition away from bad foods and incorporate more nutrient dense foods into your diet, balance your blood sugar and choose fats, proteins and carbohydrates.  She will discuss issues such as meal planning and eating out without busting your diet. 

MONEY AND DIVORCE:Costly Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make
With David Chwalek, Senes &Chwalek Financial Advisors
Tuesday, May 6, 7:00-9:00pm.  Fee $10.

If you are contemplating divorce, starting the process, in mediation or looking at settlement options, this seminar could be for you.  We will look at common financial mistakes that are often made in divorce settlements and discuss ways to avoid them. You will gain an understanding of how issues of cash flow, liquidity, income taxes, capital gains, retirement account rules, insurance, debt and credit could impact your future well-being. 

INTRO TO KAYAK with Still River Outfitters
Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm,  5/5-5/19, Fee:  $95 per person.

Programs are led by instructors certified by the American Canoe Association.  All equipment provided.  Class emphasizes safety, enjoyment and skill acquisition in recreational kayaks suitable for river or touring/sea kayaking.  Designed for adults (16+ but children age 9– 15 are welcome with an adult.)

HOME IMPROVEMENT: Hire somebody or do it yourself?
with Art Smith, owner of Art Smith & Associates, Bedford
Tuesdays, 5/13-5/27, 7:30-9:00pm, Fee:  $70 single person/ $90 couple (Price includes Homeowner Design and Construction Guide)  

This series is developed to assist you if you are considering a design and construction project at your home.  It constitutes a reality check about the process that everyone has to go through before a hole appears in your yard or the first nail is driven.  The more informed you are, the better your ability to make decisions.

  • I – Introduction, Design and Documentation:  What do we think we want to do, do we think we can afford it and what will it all actually look like?
  • II – Permitting:  What are the rules and regulations that will have a direct impact on what we propose to do before we even get started?
  • III – Construction:  What are we to expect as our dream becomes manifest, what if we don’t like what is happening, how do we know when we are done?


BASICS OF PERSONAL FINANCE AND INVESTING
with David Chwalek, Senes &Chwalek Financial Advisors
Wednesday, May 21, (changed from 5/14) 7:00-9:00pm.  $10  fee per person/couple.

This practical one-night course is designed for people in their 20’s and 30’s or for anyone else who wants to begin learning how to take control of their financial lives.  We will discuss setting goals and building your financial plan, budgeting and buying your first home.  We will also cover some important financial concepts, various types of investments and retirement plans like IRAs and 401(k) plans. 


THE COLLEGE SUCCESS TOOL KIT…ARM YOURSELF!
With Karen Humphrey-Johnson
Thursday, May 15, 7:00-8:30pm, Fee: $25 per family

College success means college planning.  Transitioning from high school to college is an exciting time for both students and parents.  It can also be filled with stumbling blocks and anxiety.  Learn how to navigate the university environment, avoid the pitfalls of the freshmen year and make the most of all college has to offer. This seasoned higher education professional will offer a fun and interactive activity for students and their parents to set goals, establish expectations, and formulate a plan of attack.  Achieving good grades, faculty research, internships, study abroad, leadership development….with the right approach you can have it all!  Open to students, parents, or students and parents together.


HEARTSAVER CPR/AED (Adult and Pediatric) w/ Anita Anzuoni, RN
Sunday, May 18, 1:00-4:00pm  (new class, 5:00-8:00pm class is waitlisted)  Fee: $45

This class is designed for non-medical workers, child care providers and members of the general public. It includes adult/child/infant techniques for CPR, choking and AED (automatic defibrillator).  Skills are taught in a dynamic small group environment using American Heart Association research and proven techniques. Participants will receive a course completion card certifying skills for 2 years. Please bring self-addressed stamped envelope and a small blanket or towel for kneeling. Optional manual available at class for a fee of  $15 payable to instructor. Class held in the Bedford Police Station Conference Rm. (Age 14+) 

WOMEN AND CO-ED* (new!) OUTDOOR BOOT CAMP  with Sandy Morvillo
Mondays from  6:30-7:30pm starting on 5/26-7/14  (5/26 time TBA); Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30pm starting on 5/28-7/16; or Saturday from 7:30-8:30am, starting on 5/31-7/19.    Fee:  $92

Shake off those winter blues and those few extra pounds that have been creeping up on you.  Move beyond your fitness plateau. Whatever your reason, let’s jump start the summer into a fitter, leaner, stronger and most importantly, healthier you!  What better way to begin a fitness program or up the ante on the one you already have in a supportive, non-threatening class environment.  We will be running, jumping, doing push-ups, agility drills, obstacle course and many other fun but challenging activities.  Come on Girls, it’s go time!  Sneakers, outdoor workout attire and water a must.  Sign up for as many days and sessions as you would like.  Classes will be held rain or shine.  Meet at the High School Track (location may change depending on field schedule)  Age 15+  

MENS’ SUMMER OUTDOOR BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Outdoor evening Summer Hoops League.  Games will be played on Thursday and some Monday evenings.  Team space is limited, enroll your team early to ensure a spot. Season starts May 29 and runs through the first week in August. Please see the website or brochure for detailed information.

If you have questions, please contact Raeann Gembis,
Adult Program Coordinator at the Bedford Recreation Department, 12 Mudge Way, Bedford; 781-275-1392 ext. 355 or rgembis@bedfordma.gov


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