Youth Recreation

soccer sparks logoSoccer Sparks        

Learn to play soccer and improve skills in a low pressure, high skill learning environment. This program utilizes fun and games so that children develop a love for soccer without the stress of competitive play. Taught by USSF nationally certified coaches, the “all-ball” training techniques help kids reach their maximum potential while emphasizing fair play and enjoyment of the sport    

Essex Middle School
Sat, September 12-October 3 & October 17-November 7
Ages 2-3 9-9:30 AM
Ages 3-4 9:35-10:05AM
Ages 4-5 10:10-10:55AM
Ages 6-9 11-11:45AM
$55 Essex/$65 Non-Essex
Instructor: Dragomir Parvanov of Soccer Sparks

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Youth Pickleball ClinicYouth-Pickleball

There's no better time to learn this amazing, fast-paced, competitive paddle game than when you're young!  Join us each week for a progressive clinic focused on teaching the basic rules, fundamentals, and tactics of the game.  

Grades 4-9 | Cascade Park
Sat, September 26- October 24 (No Program 10/3) | 2 -3 pm

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playgroup picPreschool Playgroup 

Birth-5 years | 75 Maple Street
You’re invited to join other caregivers and children for playtime. There will be crafts, storytime, and songs.
Tuesdays & Thursdays November 3-May 20 | 9:30-10:30 AM

Playgroup Guidelines 10.26.20

Preschool Open GymOpen gym bouncy house

Come run around inside with us during the cold winter months and get your sillies out! There will be active indoor activities such as balls, trikes, a play hut, a mini slide, and other toys for ages birth through 5.
Birth-5 years | 75 Maple Street
Saturdays January 9, January, 23, February 6, February 20 | 3-4:30 PM

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Kids Dance Fitness

A high-energy class creating a great cardio workout. This class includes many group games, dance choreography, and a glow party at the end. Kids will burn off a lot of energy without realizing it because they will have so much fun! 

Sat, November 7-December 12 | Aspire Studio
Pre K: 9-9:45 am
Grades 1-3: 10:15-11 am
$60 Essex
Instructor: Ciara Cross

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 Finding the Right College    finding the right college web

Choosing a college where a student thrives depends on determining the “best fit”. This workshop looks at what makes a "good fit" including academic, geographic, social, and financial factors, and how to go about finding the colleges that are a good match for you.
Grades 9-10 with parents | Online
Tues, November 10 | 6:30-8 PM
Instructor: Penny Klein

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Parents' Night Out          Parents night out 

Looking for a night out without the kids? Send them to us for a movie, pizza from Little Caesar’s, popcorn and games! Kids can bring their pjs, a pillow, and a blanket to get cozy for the movie. Children must be potty trained.

AGES 3–10 | Maple Street
Fri, November 13, December 11 | 5:30-9:00PM
$20 one child/$15 second child

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