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For more information, contact the Enfield Recreation Division at 860.253.6420 or visit us on the web at www.enfield-ct.gov/recreation

KINDERGARTEN BASKETBALL PROGRAM

An introductory basketball program for youth in kindergarten will be held on Sundays. The program will consist of eight 45-minute sessions in which participants will learn the basic fundamentals of basketball while being exposed to the concept of organized youth sports. Registration will be limited to 40 participants (20 per session) and will be taken on a first come, first served basis. The program will begin on January 5, 2020 and will be held at the JFK Middle School gym. Participants can register for one of two timeslots. This program is for Enfield residents only and registration is currently open. Fee is $37.00 per participant. 

1ST AND 2ND GRADE INSTRUCTIONAL BASKETBALL

A co-ed instructional program for youth in grades 1 and 2 will be held on Sunday afternoons. The program will consist of eight 55-minute sessions in which participants will work in groups rotating through skill stations to learn the fundamentals of basketball. Registration will be limited to 120 participants (40 per session) and will be taken on a first come, first served basis. The program will begin on January 5, 2020 and will be held at the JFK Middle School gym. Participants can register for one of three timeslots. This program is for Enfield residents only and registration is currently open. Fee is $37.00 per participant. 

BASKETBALL SKILLS CLINIC

Enfield Recreation and the Enfield High School basketball program are offering a FREE basketball skills clinic for Enfield residents in grades 1-6. Learn the fundamentals of the game, increase basketball IQ and continue to develop important skills of the sport. This is the perfect way to get ready for the upcoming basketball season. Clinics will be held for grades 1-3 on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 and for grades 4-6 on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Enfield High School gym. Pre-registration is required and registration is currently open.

BABYSITTER SAFETY COURSE

NEW FORMAT!!! Combining topics from both Babysitter Safety 101 and 102 courses, the new Babysitter Safety course is available for youth ages 11-16 years old. This entry level course is intended to teach age appropriate skills necessary to care for children of all ages. This course focuses on safety with an emphasis on prevention. Topics including diapering, personal safety, first aid and adult and child CPR will be covered. The course will be held on Monday, December 30, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Angelo Lamagna Activity Center. Resident registration will begin on Friday, November 1 at 8:00 AM and non-resident registration will begin on Friday, November 8 at 8:00 AM. The fee is $­­­75.00 residents / $85.00 non-residents. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

ADULT YOGA

Do you want to release stress and live a healthier lifestyle this winter? If so, this is the perfect class for you. Yoga will bring balance, breath awareness, stamina and flexibility to the body and mind. Participants will be able to work at their own level, modifying poses as needed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat to class. Classes will be held on Tuesdays, January 7 – February 25, 2020 from 6:15 – 7:30 PM at Parkman School. Fee is $30.00 residents / $37.50 non-residents. Resident registration will begin on Friday, November 1 at 8:00 AM and non-resident registration will begin on Friday, November 8 at 8:00 AM. The fee is $­­­75.00 residents / $85.00 non-residents. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

PLAYGROUP

Playgroup is open to those ages birth – 5 years old. Your child will be able to explore, learn and play with educational toys and games while moms, dads and caregivers have the opportunity to socialize. Playgroup is an ongoing program, so pre-registration is not required. Please note that a participant waiver must be on file with the instructor. There is no playgroup when school is delayed or closed or there is a parking ban. The program runs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, October 2, 2019 – May 15, 2020 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM at the Angelo Lamagna Activity Center gym. See website for no program dates. There is no cost for this program and is open to both residents and non-residents.

HIGH SCHOOL OPEN GYM VOLLEYBALL

Enfield Recreation holds an open gym program for high school students looking to play recreational volleyball. Pick-up games are arranged amongst the participants. Participants must currently be enrolled in high school and be an Enfield resident. Participants must show school ID and have a program waiver on file at the gym to participate. The program will be held on Mondays, December 2, 2019 – March 16, 2020 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at the Eli Whitney School gym. See website for no program dates. Daily fee is $2.00 per person.

ADULT OPEN GYM VOLLEYBALL

Enfield Recreation holds an open gym program for adults 18 years and older looking to play recreational volleyball. Pick-up games are arranged amongst the participants. Participants must show proof of age and residency to participate in addition to having a program waiver on file at the gym. This program will be held on Wednesdays, November 20, 2019 – April 8, 2020 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at the Eli Whitney School gym. See website for no program dates. Daily fee is $3.00 residents / $4.00 non-residents.

20 AND OVER OPEN GYM BASKETBALL

Enfield Recreation hosts open gym basketball time for adults 20 and over. Participants must show proof of age and residency to participate in addition to having a program waiver on file where participating. The program will be held Wednesdays, December 4, 2019 – April 29, 2020 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at the Enfield Annex gym. See website for no program dates. Daily fee is $3.00 residents / $4.00 non-residents.

40 AND OVER OPEN GYM BASKETBALL

Enfield Recreation hosts open gym basketball time for adults 40 and over. Participants must show proof of age and residency to participate in addition to having a program waiver on file where participating. The program will be held Saturdays, October 5, 2019 – June 13, 2020 from 8:00 – 11:00 AM at the Angelo Lamagna Activity Center gym. See website for no program dates. Daily fee is $3.00 residents / $4.00 non-residents.

ADULT OPEN GYM PICKLEBALL

Open gym pickleball will be held for adults 18 years and older. The program is designed for recreational play and pick-up games are arranged amongst the participants. Participants must show proof of age and residency to participate in addition to having a program waiver on file at the gym. The program will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, October 16, 2019 – May 8, 2020 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Enfield Annex gym. There is no pickleball when school is closed. See website for no program dates. Daily fee is $3.00 residents / $4.00 non-residents.

NEW!! EVENING ADULT OPEN GYM PICKLEBALL

Open gym pickleball will be held in the evenings for adults 18 years and older. The program is designed for recreational play and pick-up games are arranged amongst the participants. Participants must show proof of age and residency to participate in addition to having a program waiver on file at the gym. The program will be held on Tuesdays, December 3, 2019 – April 28, 2020 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at the Enfield Annex gym. There is no pickleball when school is closed. See website for no program dates. Daily fee is $3.00 residents / $4.00 non-residents.

TORCHLIGHT PARADE AND CAROL SING

Celebrate the holidays at the annual Torchlight Parade and Carol Sing! This event will be on Sunday, December 1, 2019. The parade will begin at 6:00 PM at the Enfield Street School and will be followed by the Carol Sing on the Enfield Town Green at 7:00 PM.

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