Nothing to Do? Check the Spring Recreation Department Brochure for Hundreds of Options!

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Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Spring at Home, an origianl watercolor by (c) Gwen Chasan, 2019 all rights reserved

The Spring 2019 brochure highlighting the Recreation Department’s offerings for spring, 2019, available on the Town’s website – Click this link— is 56 pages, filled to the brim with activities and opportunities.

Online registration for adult programs begins at 9 pm on Sunday, March 3. Youth program and spring sports registration begins at 9 pm on Sunday, March 10. Remember that popular programs fill quickly, often within the first few minutes.

The brochure includes much more than program information including the list of summer concerts and the added events that will make each one even more exciting. The concerts are held on Thursdays at the ‘Activity Complex’ along Mudge Way, behind Town Center and across from Bedford High School, beginning on July 11.

A separate brochure is in the works for activities at Springs Brook Park and will be delivered in mid-April. But for everyone craving a day in the sun, the park is scheduled to be open from 10:30 am until 7:30 pm on Tuesdays through Saturday, and from noon to 6 pm on Sundays, from June 19 to August 16. Employment opportunities and Life Guard certification are available.

Among the adult courses is a writing workshop led by local journalist and writing coach Andrea Cleghorn. You could take “Writing Out of the Box” in Ireland this summer, but there’s no travel involved for the 4-week evening course beginning Thursday, April 25. “I give a prompt and everyone writes for 5 or 10 minutes. Then everyone reads aloud. It’s incredible what people come up with — the time limit is a great leveler,” said Cleghorn, who has also coaches memoir writers. “The really cool thing is that we are all storytellers, and here we are friendly listeners for each other, too.

The brochure lists hundreds of offerings for all ages –

Spring programs for kids run the gamut from pre-school art, Kindermusik, Little Farmers, and mini-sports including preschool tennis for the littlest ones. Davis School students might choose Coding with Kids: Little Coders;  Jedi Engineering, or Science is Everywhere. And there are age-appropriate fitness classes too. Supersports; Davis Art;  Girl Power,  or Yoga for Grades K-2.

And there are sports — from the Men’s Summer Outdoor Basketball League, a variety of yoga classes (including Goat Yoga and a class for Baby and Me), a Barre class, beginner and intermediate Tai Chi, and Bachata dancing for beginners, to Biofield Tuning where Julie Ramsdell will introduce a strategy for incorporating sound into a weight-loss program.

There are adult pick-up sports leagues for Indoor and Outdoor Soccer; Volleyball; Basketball; intermediate and advanced Badminton, and Pickleball.  There is no fee for the pick-up leagues,  and participation is open to men and women, but registration is limited to those 18 years of age or older.

Travel teams are not the only way Bedford kids can get involved in sports. Intramural Soccer is open to youngsters in Kindergarten through Grade 8. And there are also travel teams for players interested in competing against out of town teams.

Some of the adult course titles include

“Doing Stuff” – Adult Improv, Bike Maint, Birding, Calligraphy, Chicken Keeping, Chinese Brush Painting, College Funding, Faux Stained Glass, Fused Glass, Jewelry Making, Mixed Media, Mystery Walks, Needlepoint, Sauce Cooking, Stone Carving, Travel Journals, Travel Solo, Watercolor, and Writing.

Events – Concerts, Job Lane Tour, Special Concert Events,  and Trips.

Fun – Archery, Badminton Beginner and Int., Badminton Int and Adv., Coed Softball, Goat Yoga, Golf Lessons, Men’s Basketball League, Pickleball, Pickup Basketball, Pickup Soccer Indoor/Outdoor, Pickup Volleyball, Tennis Cardio, and Tennis Lessons.

Health – Baby and Me Yoga, Bachata Dancing, Ballroom Dancing, barre3, Biofield Tuning, Body Balance, BodyJam, BodyPump, Cardio Kickboxing, Coed Outdoor Bootcamp, CPR, Creative Flow Yoga, Friendship Coaching, Hatha Yoga, Health Trends, Meditation, MELT Method, Nia, Power Yoga, Preschool Aggression Management, Restorative Yoga, Salsa Dancing, Strength & Stretch, Sugar Cravings, Tai Chi, Yoga Fit and Strong, and Zumba.

Then there are spring programs for youth: Intramural Soccer, Preschool Rhythm & Dance, PS Gymnastics, PS Art, Kindermusik, Mini Sports, PS Soccer, T’ball Clinic, PS Tennis, Little Farmers, Davis Dessert Decorating, Flag Football, Little Coders, Supersports, Davis Art, Davis Girl Power, Davis Yoga, Jedi Engineering, Multisports Afterschool, Science is Everywhere, Basketball Clinic, Saturday Tennis, Kids’ Night Out, Kenpo Karate, Indoor Tennis, Soccer Clinic,  Hired Hands, Gymnastics, AM Gym Lane, AM Gym Davis, Parent/Child Yoga, Junior Golf, Lane Girl Power, Short Film, Lane Art, Hands on Electronics, Scratch Programming, Lego Robotics, 3D Printing, Coding, Design, Minecraft, Google Earth, Expert Architects, Track and Field, Lane Yoga, Basketball Training, Archery, Field Hockey, Knitting Club, Chess, KidsJam, Video Game Design, Youth Center, Public Speaking, Volleyball Clinic, Basic Cooking/Etiquette, Ultimate Frisbee, BioBuilder Trips, TV Shooting & Editing, Barre, and Dance.

Intramural Soccer, Preschool Rhythm & Dance, PS Gymnastics, PS Art, Kindermusik, Mini Sports, PS Soccer, T-ball Clinic, PS Tennis, Little Farmers, Davis Dessert Decorating, Flag Football, Little Coders, Supersports, Davis Art, Davis Girl Power, Davis Yoga, Jedi Engineering, Multisports Afterschool, Science is Everywhere, Basketball Clinic, Saturday Tennis, Kids’ Night Out, Kenpo Karate, Indoor Tennis, Soccer Clinic,  Hired Hands, Gymnastics, AM Gym Lane, AM Gym Davis, Parent/Child Yoga, Junior Golf, Lane Girl Power, Short Film, Lane Art, Hands-on Electronics, Scratch Programming, Lego Robotics, 3D Printing, Coding, Design, Minecraft, Google Earth, Expert Architects, Track and Field, Lane Yoga, Basketball Training, Archery, Field Hockey, Knitting Club, Chess, KidsJam, Video Game Design, Youth Center, Public Speaking, Volleyball Clinic, Basic Cooking/Etiquette, Ultimate Frisbee, BioBuilder Trips, TV Shooting & Editing, Barre, and Dance.

To say nothing of a full slate of summer  activities: PS T’ball, MiniHawks, Summer PS Soccer, PS Rhythm, Kindermusik, Colonial Week, Mini Barn Raising, Summer Farm , Goat Yoga, Junior Summer Stock, Drama Kids, Summer Sizzle Dance , A152, Yoga for Teens, Writing Wizards, Public Speaking, Writing  , Expert Architects, Minecraft2, Action Film, Minecraft Movie Flix, Lego Flix, Animation Flix, Go Pro Flix, Stop Motion Flix, Circuit Makers, App Inventors, Hands-on Science, Video Production, Elect. Eng. With Arduino, Little Coders, Python Game Dev., Video Game Dev., Lego STEM3, Baseball Clinic, Beg. Golf, Multisport2, Field Hockey, Soccer Clinic, Archery, Dodgeball, Basketball2, Flag Football, and Tennis.

Click this link to check the brochure online, or watch for it in the mail. Make your choices then register online, or in the Recreation Office at Town Center.

Having fun, or learning things? That’s time well spent!