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Tuesday October 15, 2019
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Torchia Birthday Party Memorial Park
 
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM    Digital Arts and Design Club (Grades 3-5) - Digital Arts & Design Club
The Digital Arts & Design Club will be for designers, storytellers, and aspiring tech gurus.  Using technology as a tool, kids can create movies, animations, music compositions, and even 3d models that we print so they can share with family and friends.  This club is a great way to expose the power of technology, while retaining the art and storytelling elements kids tend to always love.  No previous coding or digital art experience is required.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Premier Basketball Clinic (Grades K-12) - Premier Basketball (Grades K-2)
Ready for an action packed basketball program for youth basketball player of all skill levels? Sharpen your basketball speed, agility, strength, and skills in this 5-week Explosive Premier Hoops Training Program. Every Tuesday, spend and hour working on your game with some of the best skills trainers in Mass (former D1, D2, and D3 players). This program is great for players who play other sports as well, because it works on your endurance and explosiveness. What will you gain and learn with Hoops Training Program? -Quickness, strength, and more basketball stamina than ever before -A significant improvement in ball-handling, passing, and shooting skills -Greater knowledge of how to play basketball such as: creating space for your shot, moving without the ball, pick & roll offense, and much more! -Increased on-court and off-court confidence. From our elite workouts, players will feel great on and off the court.This program will be held at the Joshua Eaton Gym, not the Wood End as originally planned.  We apologize for any inconvenience.
 
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM    Cru High School
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Premier Basketball Clinic (Grades K-12) - Premier Basketball (Grades 3-6)
Ready for an action packed basketball program for youth basketball player of all skill levels? Sharpen your basketball speed, agility, strength, and skills in this 5-week Explosive Premier Hoops Training Program. Every Tuesday, spend and hour working on your game with some of the best skills trainers in Mass (former D1, D2, and D3 players). This program is great for players who play other sports as well, because it works on your endurance and explosiveness. What will you gain and learn with Hoops Training Program? -Quickness, strength, and more basketball stamina than ever before -A significant improvement in ball-handling, passing, and shooting skills -Greater knowledge of how to play basketball such as: creating space for your shot, moving without the ball, pick & roll offense, and much more! -Increased on-court and off-court confidence. From our elite workouts, players will feel great on and off the court.This program will be held at the Joshua Eaton Gym, not the Wood End as originally planned.  We apologize for any inconvenience.
 
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Premier Basketball Clinic (Grades K-12) - Premier Basketball (Grades 7-12)
Ready for an action packed basketball program for youth basketball player of all skill levels? Sharpen your basketball speed, agility, strength, and skills in this 5-week Explosive Premier Hoops Training Program. Every Tuesday, spend and hour working on your game with some of the best skills trainers in Mass (former D1, D2, and D3 players). This program is great for players who play other sports as well, because it works on your endurance and explosiveness. What will you gain and learn with Hoops Training Program? -Quickness, strength, and more basketball stamina than ever before -A significant improvement in ball-handling, passing, and shooting skills -Greater knowledge of how to play basketball such as: creating space for your shot, moving without the ball, pick & roll offense, and much more! -Increased on-court and off-court confidence. From our elite workouts, players will feel great on and off the court.This program will be held at the Joshua Eaton Gym, not the Wood End as originally planned.  We apologize for any inconvenience.
 
Wednesday October 16, 2019
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM    Kickin' Kids Soccer (Grades K-3) - Kickin' Kids Soccer
Kids will learn the fundamentals of soccer while participating in drills and game play.  The emphasis will be on developing skills that will mirror teamwork and good sportsmanship.  Instructor:  Mike Sheedy
 
Thursday October 17, 2019
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-5) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 3-Young 4): SESSION II
Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program to benefit children ages 2-5 physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  Our program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball and golf) in a non-competitive environment.  Children in Amazing Athletes routinely gain greater confidence, learn to combine fitness with fun and develop 6 key motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / KickingThe Amazing Athletes Session II programs were cancelled on Thursday, October 10th due to rain.  A make-up for this missed session will be on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24th.
 
9:50 AM - 10:35 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-5) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-3): SESSION II
Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program to benefit children ages 2-5 physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  Our program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball and golf) in a non-competitive environment.  Children in Amazing Athletes routinely gain greater confidence, learn to combine fitness with fun and develop 6 key motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / KickingThe Amazing Athletes Session II programs were cancelled on Thursday, October 10th due to rain.  A make-up for this missed session will be on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24th.
 
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM    Reading Youth Travel Basketball Program (Grades 6-8) - Competitive Evaluation - Travel Basketball, 6th Grade Boys
The Reading Youth Basketball Travel League is for boys and girls in Grades 6–8. Registrants will participate in a one-night competitive evaluation to select the teams. Reading Recreation will create as many teams as there are players and coaches for. Teams will be placed in appropriate divisions for league play. This evaluation is MANDATORY. Evaluation Fee: $5 per participant (must register for Evaluation below). Evaluation fee is non-refundable.Evaluation Dates:Boys:  Thursday, October 17th*Girls:  Thursday, October 17th*The Boys evaluation date had to be changed from October 16th to OCTOBER 17th (same day as the Girls) due to a schedule conflict at the RMHS Field House.PLEASE NOTE:  Our Travel Basketball teams are for READING RESIDENTS ONLY!
 
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM    Reading Youth Travel Basketball Program (Grades 6-8) - Competitive Evaluation - Travel Basketball, 6th Grade Girls
The Reading Youth Basketball Travel League is for boys and girls in Grades 6–8. Registrants will participate in a one-night competitive evaluation to select the teams. Reading Recreation will create as many teams as there are players and coaches for. Teams will be placed in appropriate divisions for league play. This evaluation is MANDATORY. Evaluation Fee: $5 per participant (must register for Evaluation below). Evaluation fee is non-refundable.Evaluation Dates:Boys:  Thursday, October 17th*Girls:  Thursday, October 17th*The Boys evaluation date had to be changed from October 16th to OCTOBER 17th (same day as the Girls) due to a schedule conflict at the RMHS Field House.PLEASE NOTE:  Our Travel Basketball teams are for READING RESIDENTS ONLY!
 
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM    Reading Youth Travel Basketball Program (Grades 6-8) - Competitive Evaluation - Travel Basketball, 7th Grade Girls
The Reading Youth Basketball Travel League is for boys and girls in Grades 6–8. Registrants will participate in a one-night competitive evaluation to select the teams. Reading Recreation will create as many teams as there are players and coaches for. Teams will be placed in appropriate divisions for league play. This evaluation is MANDATORY. Evaluation Fee: $5 per participant (must register for Evaluation below). Evaluation fee is non-refundable.Evaluation Dates:Boys:  Thursday, October 17th*Girls:  Thursday, October 17th*The Boys evaluation date had to be changed from October 16th to OCTOBER 17th (same day as the Girls) due to a schedule conflict at the RMHS Field House.PLEASE NOTE:  Our Travel Basketball teams are for READING RESIDENTS ONLY!
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Reading Youth Travel Basketball Program (Grades 6-8) - Competitive Evaluation - Travel Basketball, 8th Grade Girls
The Reading Youth Basketball Travel League is for boys and girls in Grades 6–8. Registrants will participate in a one-night competitive evaluation to select the teams. Reading Recreation will create as many teams as there are players and coaches for. Teams will be placed in appropriate divisions for league play. This evaluation is MANDATORY. Evaluation Fee: $5 per participant (must register for Evaluation below). Evaluation fee is non-refundable.Evaluation Dates:Boys:  Thursday, October 17th*Girls:  Thursday, October 17th*The Boys evaluation date had to be changed from October 16th to OCTOBER 17th (same day as the Girls) due to a schedule conflict at the RMHS Field House.PLEASE NOTE:  Our Travel Basketball teams are for READING RESIDENTS ONLY!
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Men's Pick-Up Basketball (Ages 18+) - Men's Pick-Up Basketball: Session I
This program is a recreational pick-up basketball league for men ages 18+ and will be overseen by volunteer, Ryan Patterson. All abilities are welcome.
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Reading Youth Travel Basketball Program (Grades 6-8) - Competitive Evaluation - Travel Basketball, 7th Grade Boys
The Reading Youth Basketball Travel League is for boys and girls in Grades 6–8. Registrants will participate in a one-night competitive evaluation to select the teams. Reading Recreation will create as many teams as there are players and coaches for. Teams will be placed in appropriate divisions for league play. This evaluation is MANDATORY. Evaluation Fee: $5 per participant (must register for Evaluation below). Evaluation fee is non-refundable.Evaluation Dates:Boys:  Thursday, October 17th*Girls:  Thursday, October 17th*The Boys evaluation date had to be changed from October 16th to OCTOBER 17th (same day as the Girls) due to a schedule conflict at the RMHS Field House.PLEASE NOTE:  Our Travel Basketball teams are for READING RESIDENTS ONLY!
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Reading Youth Travel Basketball Program (Grades 6-8) - Competitive Evaluation - Travel Basketball, 8th Grade Boys
The Reading Youth Basketball Travel League is for boys and girls in Grades 6–8. Registrants will participate in a one-night competitive evaluation to select the teams. Reading Recreation will create as many teams as there are players and coaches for. Teams will be placed in appropriate divisions for league play. This evaluation is MANDATORY. Evaluation Fee: $5 per participant (must register for Evaluation below). Evaluation fee is non-refundable.Evaluation Dates:Boys:  Thursday, October 17th*Girls:  Thursday, October 17th*The Boys evaluation date had to be changed from October 16th to OCTOBER 17th (same day as the Girls) due to a schedule conflict at the RMHS Field House.PLEASE NOTE:  Our Travel Basketball teams are for READING RESIDENTS ONLY!
 
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM    Volleyball, Adult Program - Adult Volleyball
This adult volleyball program will be recreational in nature and is designed for players of all levels. Space is limited so register early!!  Volunteer Volleyball Coordinators:  Pat Iapicca and Kurt Sandstrom.
 
Friday October 18, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:03 PM    Trails Committee
 
Saturday October 19, 2019
8:30 AM - 9:25 AM    Lil' Ninja Program (Ages 2-5) - Lil' Ninja (Ages 2-3)
Does your child love to run, jump, climb and tumble? Then this "play" on American Ninja Warrior is the perfect class. Each week your child will participate in stretching, obstacles and games to help gross motor skills, fitness and fun. From swinging on a high bar to balance beams, tumbling on mats to leaping into a ball pit - your child is sure to have a blast!
 
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM    Trails Committee
 
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 3-4): SESSION IA
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.PLEASE NOTE:  The program had to be cancelled on Saturday, September 28th due to an issue with the instructor.  The make-up for this missed session will be on Saturday, October 26th, same time for all sessions.
 
9:30 AM - 10:25 AM    Lil' Ninja Program (Ages 2-5) - Lil' Ninja (Ages 4-5)
Does your child love to run, jump, climb and tumble? Then this "play" on American Ninja Warrior is the perfect class. Each week your child will participate in stretching, obstacles and games to help gross motor skills, fitness and fun. From swinging on a high bar to balance beams, tumbling on mats to leaping into a ball pit - your child is sure to have a blast!
 
9:45 AM - 10:25 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2 1/2-3): SESSION I
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.PLEASE NOTE:  The program had to be cancelled on Saturday, September 28th due to an issue with the instructor.  The make-up for this missed session will be on Saturday, October 26th, same time for all sessions.
 
9:50 AM - 10:30 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-2 1/2): SESSION I
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.PLEASE NOTE:  The program had to be cancelled on Saturday, September 28th due to an issue with the instructor.  The make-up for this missed session will be on Saturday, October 26th, same time for all sessions.
 
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 4-5): SESSION IA
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.PLEASE NOTE:  The program had to be cancelled on Saturday, September 28th due to an issue with the instructor.  The make-up for this missed session will be on Saturday, October 26th, same time for all sessions.
 
10:35 AM - 11:20 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 3-4): SESSION IB
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.PLEASE NOTE:  The program had to be cancelled on Saturday, September 28th due to an issue with the instructor.  The make-up for this missed session will be on Saturday, October 26th, same time for all sessions.
 
11:25 AM - 12:10 PM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 3-4): SESSION IC
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.PLEASE NOTE:  The program had to be cancelled on Saturday, September 28th due to an issue with the instructor.  The make-up for this missed session will be on Saturday, October 26th, same time for all sessions.
 
11:25 AM - 12:10 PM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 4-5): SESSION IB
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.PLEASE NOTE:  The program had to be cancelled on Saturday, September 28th due to an issue with the instructor.  The make-up for this missed session will be on Saturday, October 26th, same time for all sessions.
 
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 3-4): SESSION ID
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.PLEASE NOTE:  The program had to be cancelled on Saturday, September 28th due to an issue with the instructor.  The make-up for this missed session will be on Saturday, October 26th, same time for all sessions.
 
12:20 PM - 1:20 PM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 5-7): SESSION I
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.PLEASE NOTE:  The program had to be cancelled on Saturday, September 28th due to an issue with the instructor.  The make-up for this missed session will be on Saturday, October 26th, same time for all sessions.
 
Sunday October 20, 2019
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-5) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 3-Young 4): SESSION I
Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program to benefit children ages 2-5 physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  Our program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball and golf) in a non-competitive environment.  Children in Amazing Athletes routinely gain greater confidence, learn to combine fitness with fun and develop 6 key motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / KickingThe Amazing Athletes Session II programs were cancelled on Thursday, October 10th due to rain.  A make-up for this missed session will be on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24th.
 
9:50 AM - 10:35 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-5) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-3): SESSION I
Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program to benefit children ages 2-5 physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  Our program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball and golf) in a non-competitive environment.  Children in Amazing Athletes routinely gain greater confidence, learn to combine fitness with fun and develop 6 key motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / KickingThe Amazing Athletes Session II programs were cancelled on Thursday, October 10th due to rain.  A make-up for this missed session will be on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24th.
 
10:40 AM - 11:25 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-5) - Amazing Athletes (Ages Older 4-5): SESSION I
Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program to benefit children ages 2-5 physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  Our program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball and golf) in a non-competitive environment.  Children in Amazing Athletes routinely gain greater confidence, learn to combine fitness with fun and develop 6 key motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / KickingThe Amazing Athletes Session II programs were cancelled on Thursday, October 10th due to rain.  A make-up for this missed session will be on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24th.
 
Monday October 21, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM    Fencing, Youth Programs (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session 1 (Beginner/Intermediate)
For a fun and healthy competitive sport that offers a workout for both mind and body, you can try fencing.  Fencing offers many health benefits including increased flexibility, leg strength and endurance, and improved coordination.  Additionally, because fencing requires you to learn how to predict and outwit your opponent, it is a sport that can greatly improve your concentration, reflexes and ability to notice small details.  Children and teens alike who are interested in the sport can learn fencing with the New England Fencing Alliance.   About the Instructor: Michael Tarascio was a member of the United States World Championship Team in Men’s Foil. Michael is a Level 4 Foil coach certified through the United States Fencing Association. Also, certified through the Positive Coaching Alliance and the American Sports Education Program. He teaches Recreational Classes for Youth, Teens, and Adults. Also, Michael teaches Advanced Level Technique and Tactics Classes and provides Individual Coaching for the Serious Competitive Fencer. Michael’s philosophy on fencing is: “Participate in fencing because it’s fun.” Equipment Policy and Rental: Our policy is that NEFA provides new fencers with equipment for the first eight weeks. For the second and each subsequent session, there is a rental fee payable to the instructor of $40 for eight classes. An individual may instead purchase (recommended) a beginner set (7 pieces) that costs approximately $200. The set includes a foil, mask, jacket, glove, underarm protector, plastic chest protector and a fencing bag. Cancellations: If we need to cancel fencing on a scheduled fencing day, one may make up the class on another day in Arlington, Wakefield or Winchester regardless of where one fences. For more information, please contact Michael Tarascio at Michael@nefencing.com or 978-210-2711.Please note that Michael Tarascio will donate $25 to the Reading Food Pantry for each registration we receive from a first-time participant in one of our Reading Recreation Fencing Classes.
 
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Cub Scout Pack 702
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Fencing, Youth Programs (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session 1 (Beginner/Advanced)
For a fun and healthy competitive sport that offers a workout for both mind and body, you can try fencing.  Fencing offers many health benefits including increased flexibility, leg strength and endurance, and improved coordination.  Additionally, because fencing requires you to learn how to predict and outwit your opponent, it is a sport that can greatly improve your concentration, reflexes and ability to notice small details.  Children and teens alike who are interested in the sport can learn fencing with the New England Fencing Alliance.   About the Instructor: Michael Tarascio was a member of the United States World Championship Team in Men’s Foil. Michael is a Level 4 Foil coach certified through the United States Fencing Association. Also, certified through the Positive Coaching Alliance and the American Sports Education Program. He teaches Recreational Classes for Youth, Teens, and Adults. Also, Michael teaches Advanced Level Technique and Tactics Classes and provides Individual Coaching for the Serious Competitive Fencer. Michael’s philosophy on fencing is: “Participate in fencing because it’s fun.” Equipment Policy and Rental: Our policy is that NEFA provides new fencers with equipment for the first eight weeks. For the second and each subsequent session, there is a rental fee payable to the instructor of $40 for eight classes. An individual may instead purchase (recommended) a beginner set (7 pieces) that costs approximately $200. The set includes a foil, mask, jacket, glove, underarm protector, plastic chest protector and a fencing bag. Cancellations: If we need to cancel fencing on a scheduled fencing day, one may make up the class on another day in Arlington, Wakefield or Winchester regardless of where one fences. For more information, please contact Michael Tarascio at Michael@nefencing.com or 978-210-2711.Please note that Michael Tarascio will donate $25 to the Reading Food Pantry for each registration we receive from a first-time participant in one of our Reading Recreation Fencing Classes.
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Fencing, Adult Program - Adult Fencing - Session 1
Join us for this exciting sport, one of the fastest growing in the world. People of all ages are fascinated by the movements and excitement of fencing and are eager to find a place that they can go and learn this original, modern sport. Fencing develops physical fitness, the ability to create a strategy, concentration, as well as camaraderie and respect. About the Instructor: Michael Tarascio was a member of the United States World Championship Team in Men’s Foil. Michael is a Level 4 Foil coach certified through the United States Fencing Association. Also, certified through the Positive Coaching Alliance and the American Sports Education Program. He teaches Recreational Classes for Youth, Teens, and Adults. Also, Michael teaches Advanced Level Technique and Tactics Classes and provides Individual Coaching for the Serious Competitive Fencer. Michael’s philosophy on fencing is: “Participate in fencing because it’s fun.” Equipment Policy and Rental: Our policy is that NEFA provides new fencers with equipment for the first eight weeks. For the second and each subsequent session, there is a rental fee payable to the instructor of $40 for eight classes. An individual may instead purchase (recommended) a beginner set (7 pieces) that costs approximately $200. The set includes a foil, mask, jacket, glove, underarm protector, plastic chest protector and a fencing bag. Cancellations: If we need to cancel fencing on a scheduled fencing day, one may make up the class on another day in Arlington, Wakefield or Winchester regardless of where one fences. For more information, please contact Michael Tarascio at Michael@nefencing.com or 978-210-2711.Please note that Michael will donate $25 to the Reading Food Pantry for each registration we receive from a first-time participant in one of our Reading Recreation Fencing Classes.
 
Tuesday October 22, 2019
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM    Digital Arts and Design Club (Grades 3-5) - Digital Arts & Design Club
The Digital Arts & Design Club will be for designers, storytellers, and aspiring tech gurus.  Using technology as a tool, kids can create movies, animations, music compositions, and even 3d models that we print so they can share with family and friends.  This club is a great way to expose the power of technology, while retaining the art and storytelling elements kids tend to always love.  No previous coding or digital art experience is required.
 
Wednesday October 23, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Downtown Trick or Treat Sponsorship
 
Thursday October 24, 2019
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-5) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 3-Young 4): SESSION II
Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program to benefit children ages 2-5 physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  Our program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball and golf) in a non-competitive environment.  Children in Amazing Athletes routinely gain greater confidence, learn to combine fitness with fun and develop 6 key motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / KickingThe Amazing Athletes Session II programs were cancelled on Thursday, October 10th due to rain.  A make-up for this missed session will be on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24th.
 
9:50 AM - 10:35 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-5) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-3): SESSION II
Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program to benefit children ages 2-5 physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  Our program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball and golf) in a non-competitive environment.  Children in Amazing Athletes routinely gain greater confidence, learn to combine fitness with fun and develop 6 key motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / KickingThe Amazing Athletes Session II programs were cancelled on Thursday, October 10th due to rain.  A make-up for this missed session will be on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24th.
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Men's Pick-Up Basketball (Ages 18+) - Men's Pick-Up Basketball: Session I
This program is a recreational pick-up basketball league for men ages 18+ and will be overseen by volunteer, Ryan Patterson. All abilities are welcome.
 
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM    Volleyball, Adult Program - Adult Volleyball
This adult volleyball program will be recreational in nature and is designed for players of all levels. Space is limited so register early!!  Volunteer Volleyball Coordinators:  Pat Iapicca and Kurt Sandstrom.
 
Friday October 25, 2019
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM    Cook Bday Party at Memorial Park on 10/25
 
Saturday October 26, 2019
8:30 AM - 9:25 AM    Lil' Ninja Program (Ages 2-5) - Lil' Ninja (Ages 2-3)
Does your child love to run, jump, climb and tumble? Then this "play" on American Ninja Warrior is the perfect class. Each week your child will participate in stretching, obstacles and games to help gross motor skills, fitness and fun. From swinging on a high bar to balance beams, tumbling on mats to leaping into a ball pit - your child is sure to have a blast!
 
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 3-4): SESSION IA
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.PLEASE NOTE:  The program had to be cancelled on Saturday, September 28th due to an issue with the instructor.  The make-up for this missed session will be on Saturday, October 26th, same time for all sessions.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Happy Haunted Halloween Workshop (Ages 5-10) - Halloween Workshop - Morning Session
Trick OR Treat!  Using ghosts, princesses, monsters, pumpkins, animals and MUCH MORE, you can create your own LEGO Halloween Adventure where you are the Master Builders!!  Each child will have the opportunity to use many different minifigures, blocks, bricks, base plates and more!  The LEGOs stay with us, but the memory is yours forever... each participant will go home with a framed photo of themselves taken holding their LEGO creation to show friends and family!  Please send your child with a peanut-free snack and drink.
 
9:30 AM - 10:25 AM    Lil' Ninja Program (Ages 2-5) - Lil' Ninja (Ages 4-5)
Does your child love to run, jump, climb and tumble? Then this "play" on American Ninja Warrior is the perfect class. Each week your child will participate in stretching, obstacles and games to help gross motor skills, fitness and fun. From swinging on a high bar to balance beams, tumbling on mats to leaping into a ball pit - your child is sure to have a blast!
 
9:45 AM - 10:25 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2 1/2-3): SESSION I
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.PLEASE NOTE:  The program had to be cancelled on Saturday, September 28th due to an issue with the instructor.  The make-up for this missed session will be on Saturday, October 26th, same time for all sessions.
 
9:50 AM - 10:30 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-2 1/2): SESSION I
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.PLEASE NOTE:  The program had to be cancelled on Saturday, September 28th due to an issue with the instructor.  The make-up for this missed session will be on Saturday, October 26th, same time for all sessions.
 
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 4-5): SESSION IA
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.PLEASE NOTE:  The program had to be cancelled on Saturday, September 28th due to an issue with the instructor.  The make-up for this missed session will be on Saturday, October 26th, same time for all sessions.
 
10:35 AM - 11:20 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 3-4): SESSION IB
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.PLEASE NOTE:  The program had to be cancelled on Saturday, September 28th due to an issue with the instructor.  The make-up for this missed session will be on Saturday, October 26th, same time for all sessions.
 
11:25 AM - 12:10 PM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 3-4): SESSION IC
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.PLEASE NOTE:  The program had to be cancelled on Saturday, September 28th due to an issue with the instructor.  The make-up for this missed session will be on Saturday, October 26th, same time for all sessions.
 
11:25 AM - 12:10 PM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 4-5): SESSION IB
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.PLEASE NOTE:  The program had to be cancelled on Saturday, September 28th due to an issue with the instructor.  The make-up for this missed session will be on Saturday, October 26th, same time for all sessions.
 
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 3-4): SESSION ID
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.PLEASE NOTE:  The program had to be cancelled on Saturday, September 28th due to an issue with the instructor.  The make-up for this missed session will be on Saturday, October 26th, same time for all sessions.
 
12:20 PM - 1:20 PM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 5-7): SESSION I
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.PLEASE NOTE:  The program had to be cancelled on Saturday, September 28th due to an issue with the instructor.  The make-up for this missed session will be on Saturday, October 26th, same time for all sessions.
 
12:45 PM - 3:45 PM    Happy Haunted Halloween Workshop (Ages 5-10) - Halloween Workshop - Afternoon Session
Trick OR Treat!  Using ghosts, princesses, monsters, pumpkins, animals and MUCH MORE, you can create your own LEGO Halloween Adventure where you are the Master Builders!!  Each child will have the opportunity to use many different minifigures, blocks, bricks, base plates and more!  The LEGOs stay with us, but the memory is yours forever... each participant will go home with a framed photo of themselves taken holding their LEGO creation to show friends and family!  Please send your child with a peanut-free snack and drink.
 
Sunday October 27, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM    Halloween Parade Sponsorship 2019
 
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM    O'Mara Bday Party
 
Monday October 28, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM    Fencing, Youth Programs (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session 1 (Beginner/Intermediate)
For a fun and healthy competitive sport that offers a workout for both mind and body, you can try fencing.  Fencing offers many health benefits including increased flexibility, leg strength and endurance, and improved coordination.  Additionally, because fencing requires you to learn how to predict and outwit your opponent, it is a sport that can greatly improve your concentration, reflexes and ability to notice small details.  Children and teens alike who are interested in the sport can learn fencing with the New England Fencing Alliance.   About the Instructor: Michael Tarascio was a member of the United States World Championship Team in Men’s Foil. Michael is a Level 4 Foil coach certified through the United States Fencing Association. Also, certified through the Positive Coaching Alliance and the American Sports Education Program. He teaches Recreational Classes for Youth, Teens, and Adults. Also, Michael teaches Advanced Level Technique and Tactics Classes and provides Individual Coaching for the Serious Competitive Fencer. Michael’s philosophy on fencing is: “Participate in fencing because it’s fun.” Equipment Policy and Rental: Our policy is that NEFA provides new fencers with equipment for the first eight weeks. For the second and each subsequent session, there is a rental fee payable to the instructor of $40 for eight classes. An individual may instead purchase (recommended) a beginner set (7 pieces) that costs approximately $200. The set includes a foil, mask, jacket, glove, underarm protector, plastic chest protector and a fencing bag. Cancellations: If we need to cancel fencing on a scheduled fencing day, one may make up the class on another day in Arlington, Wakefield or Winchester regardless of where one fences. For more information, please contact Michael Tarascio at Michael@nefencing.com or 978-210-2711.Please note that Michael Tarascio will donate $25 to the Reading Food Pantry for each registration we receive from a first-time participant in one of our Reading Recreation Fencing Classes.
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Fencing, Youth Programs (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session 1 (Beginner/Advanced)
For a fun and healthy competitive sport that offers a workout for both mind and body, you can try fencing.  Fencing offers many health benefits including increased flexibility, leg strength and endurance, and improved coordination.  Additionally, because fencing requires you to learn how to predict and outwit your opponent, it is a sport that can greatly improve your concentration, reflexes and ability to notice small details.  Children and teens alike who are interested in the sport can learn fencing with the New England Fencing Alliance.   About the Instructor: Michael Tarascio was a member of the United States World Championship Team in Men’s Foil. Michael is a Level 4 Foil coach certified through the United States Fencing Association. Also, certified through the Positive Coaching Alliance and the American Sports Education Program. He teaches Recreational Classes for Youth, Teens, and Adults. Also, Michael teaches Advanced Level Technique and Tactics Classes and provides Individual Coaching for the Serious Competitive Fencer. Michael’s philosophy on fencing is: “Participate in fencing because it’s fun.” Equipment Policy and Rental: Our policy is that NEFA provides new fencers with equipment for the first eight weeks. For the second and each subsequent session, there is a rental fee payable to the instructor of $40 for eight classes. An individual may instead purchase (recommended) a beginner set (7 pieces) that costs approximately $200. The set includes a foil, mask, jacket, glove, underarm protector, plastic chest protector and a fencing bag. Cancellations: If we need to cancel fencing on a scheduled fencing day, one may make up the class on another day in Arlington, Wakefield or Winchester regardless of where one fences. For more information, please contact Michael Tarascio at Michael@nefencing.com or 978-210-2711.Please note that Michael Tarascio will donate $25 to the Reading Food Pantry for each registration we receive from a first-time participant in one of our Reading Recreation Fencing Classes.
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Fencing, Adult Program - Adult Fencing - Session 1
Join us for this exciting sport, one of the fastest growing in the world. People of all ages are fascinated by the movements and excitement of fencing and are eager to find a place that they can go and learn this original, modern sport. Fencing develops physical fitness, the ability to create a strategy, concentration, as well as camaraderie and respect. About the Instructor: Michael Tarascio was a member of the United States World Championship Team in Men’s Foil. Michael is a Level 4 Foil coach certified through the United States Fencing Association. Also, certified through the Positive Coaching Alliance and the American Sports Education Program. He teaches Recreational Classes for Youth, Teens, and Adults. Also, Michael teaches Advanced Level Technique and Tactics Classes and provides Individual Coaching for the Serious Competitive Fencer. Michael’s philosophy on fencing is: “Participate in fencing because it’s fun.” Equipment Policy and Rental: Our policy is that NEFA provides new fencers with equipment for the first eight weeks. For the second and each subsequent session, there is a rental fee payable to the instructor of $40 for eight classes. An individual may instead purchase (recommended) a beginner set (7 pieces) that costs approximately $200. The set includes a foil, mask, jacket, glove, underarm protector, plastic chest protector and a fencing bag. Cancellations: If we need to cancel fencing on a scheduled fencing day, one may make up the class on another day in Arlington, Wakefield or Winchester regardless of where one fences. For more information, please contact Michael Tarascio at Michael@nefencing.com or 978-210-2711.Please note that Michael will donate $25 to the Reading Food Pantry for each registration we receive from a first-time participant in one of our Reading Recreation Fencing Classes.
 
Tuesday October 29, 2019
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM    Digital Arts and Design Club (Grades 3-5) - Digital Arts & Design Club
The Digital Arts & Design Club will be for designers, storytellers, and aspiring tech gurus.  Using technology as a tool, kids can create movies, animations, music compositions, and even 3d models that we print so they can share with family and friends.  This club is a great way to expose the power of technology, while retaining the art and storytelling elements kids tend to always love.  No previous coding or digital art experience is required.
 
Wednesday October 30, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program - Session II: WEDNESDAYS - Intermediate & Above (6 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.  ***PLEASE READ BELOW FOR DESCRIPTIONS OF EACH SESSION LEVEL AND BE SURE TO REGISTER FOR THE CORRECT SESSION BASED ON YOUR EXPERIENCE AND/OR ABILITY.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE RECREATION STAFF WILL REMOVE A PLAYER FROM A SESSION WHO DOES NOT REGISTER FOR THE APPROPRIATE SESSION.***BEGINNER:  No racket sport experience.ADVANCED BEGINNER:  Some racket sport experience but not familiar with Pickleball rules/strategy/scoring or already taken Beginner course. LOW INTERMEDIATE: Some racket sport experience, combined with some strategy experience and athletic ability. Generally, gets serve in box and understands rules and scoring.  Working on 3rd shot. INTERMEDIATE & ABOVE: Pickleball experience, strategy and mobility. Strong in most shots; forehand, backhand, 3rd shots, dinks, lobs and smashes. Has a slow as well as fast game.Due to popularity of this program, registration for Session I will open on Wednesday, September 4th at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Thursday, September 5th at 8:00AM, if space is available. Registration for Session II will open on Wednesday, October 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Thursday, October 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available. 
 
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program - Session II: WEDNESDAYS - Low Intermediate (6 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.  ***PLEASE READ BELOW FOR DESCRIPTIONS OF EACH SESSION LEVEL AND BE SURE TO REGISTER FOR THE CORRECT SESSION BASED ON YOUR EXPERIENCE AND/OR ABILITY.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE RECREATION STAFF WILL REMOVE A PLAYER FROM A SESSION WHO DOES NOT REGISTER FOR THE APPROPRIATE SESSION.***BEGINNER:  No racket sport experience.ADVANCED BEGINNER:  Some racket sport experience but not familiar with Pickleball rules/strategy/scoring or already taken Beginner course. LOW INTERMEDIATE: Some racket sport experience, combined with some strategy experience and athletic ability. Generally, gets serve in box and understands rules and scoring.  Working on 3rd shot. INTERMEDIATE & ABOVE: Pickleball experience, strategy and mobility. Strong in most shots; forehand, backhand, 3rd shots, dinks, lobs and smashes. Has a slow as well as fast game.Due to popularity of this program, registration for Session I will open on Wednesday, September 4th at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Thursday, September 5th at 8:00AM, if space is available. Registration for Session II will open on Wednesday, October 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Thursday, October 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available. 
 
Thursday October 31, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program - Session II: THURSDAYS - Low Intermediate (6 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.  ***PLEASE READ BELOW FOR DESCRIPTIONS OF EACH SESSION LEVEL AND BE SURE TO REGISTER FOR THE CORRECT SESSION BASED ON YOUR EXPERIENCE AND/OR ABILITY.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE RECREATION STAFF WILL REMOVE A PLAYER FROM A SESSION WHO DOES NOT REGISTER FOR THE APPROPRIATE SESSION.***BEGINNER:  No racket sport experience.ADVANCED BEGINNER:  Some racket sport experience but not familiar with Pickleball rules/strategy/scoring or already taken Beginner course. LOW INTERMEDIATE: Some racket sport experience, combined with some strategy experience and athletic ability. Generally, gets serve in box and understands rules and scoring.  Working on 3rd shot. INTERMEDIATE & ABOVE: Pickleball experience, strategy and mobility. Strong in most shots; forehand, backhand, 3rd shots, dinks, lobs and smashes. Has a slow as well as fast game.Due to popularity of this program, registration for Session I will open on Wednesday, September 4th at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Thursday, September 5th at 8:00AM, if space is available. Registration for Session II will open on Wednesday, October 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Thursday, October 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available. 
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Men's Pick-Up Basketball (Ages 18+) - Men's Pick-Up Basketball: Session I
This program is a recreational pick-up basketball league for men ages 18+ and will be overseen by volunteer, Ryan Patterson. All abilities are welcome.
 
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM    Volleyball, Adult Program - Adult Volleyball
This adult volleyball program will be recreational in nature and is designed for players of all levels. Space is limited so register early!!  Volunteer Volleyball Coordinators:  Pat Iapicca and Kurt Sandstrom.
 
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program - Session II: THURSDAYS - Intermediate & Above (6 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.  ***PLEASE READ BELOW FOR DESCRIPTIONS OF EACH SESSION LEVEL AND BE SURE TO REGISTER FOR THE CORRECT SESSION BASED ON YOUR EXPERIENCE AND/OR ABILITY.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE RECREATION STAFF WILL REMOVE A PLAYER FROM A SESSION WHO DOES NOT REGISTER FOR THE APPROPRIATE SESSION.***BEGINNER:  No racket sport experience.ADVANCED BEGINNER:  Some racket sport experience but not familiar with Pickleball rules/strategy/scoring or already taken Beginner course. LOW INTERMEDIATE: Some racket sport experience, combined with some strategy experience and athletic ability. Generally, gets serve in box and understands rules and scoring.  Working on 3rd shot. INTERMEDIATE & ABOVE: Pickleball experience, strategy and mobility. Strong in most shots; forehand, backhand, 3rd shots, dinks, lobs and smashes. Has a slow as well as fast game.Due to popularity of this program, registration for Session I will open on Wednesday, September 4th at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Thursday, September 5th at 8:00AM, if space is available. Registration for Session II will open on Wednesday, October 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Thursday, October 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available. 
 
Friday November 1, 2019
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Archery, Youth and Family Program (Ages 8+) - Archery (Ages 8-17)
On Site Archery teaches students the process of shooting a bow and arrow through a step by step approach.  As you learn to shoot and sharpen your skills, you also experience patience and focus.  No experience is needed.  All equipment is provided.      We are offering this session at a later time to give working parents/guardians the opportunity to participate in this program with their child.Fee (6-week program):  $150 per youth participant$83 per parent/guardian
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Archery, Youth and Family Program (Ages 8+) - Archery (Parent/Guardian)
On Site Archery teaches students the process of shooting a bow and arrow through a step by step approach.  As you learn to shoot and sharpen your skills, you also experience patience and focus.  No experience is needed.  All equipment is provided.      We are offering this session at a later time to give working parents/guardians the opportunity to participate in this program with their child.Fee (6-week program):  $150 per youth participant$83 per parent/guardian
 
Saturday November 2, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    PAWS Wakefield Event
 
8:30 AM - 9:25 AM    Lil' Ninja Program (Ages 2-5) - Lil' Ninja (Ages 2-3)
Does your child love to run, jump, climb and tumble? Then this "play" on American Ninja Warrior is the perfect class. Each week your child will participate in stretching, obstacles and games to help gross motor skills, fitness and fun. From swinging on a high bar to balance beams, tumbling on mats to leaping into a ball pit - your child is sure to have a blast!
 
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM    Super Soccer Stars Parent & Me (12-24 months) - Super Soccer Stars: Parent & Me
This program is a parent-child pre-soccer and movement program specifically designed for toddlers between 12 and 24 months.  Individual attention, positive reinforcement, and engaging original music help to develop pre-soccer skills that will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick and play. 
 
9:30 AM - 10:25 AM    Lil' Ninja Program (Ages 2-5) - Lil' Ninja (Ages 4-5)
Does your child love to run, jump, climb and tumble? Then this "play" on American Ninja Warrior is the perfect class. Each week your child will participate in stretching, obstacles and games to help gross motor skills, fitness and fun. From swinging on a high bar to balance beams, tumbling on mats to leaping into a ball pit - your child is sure to have a blast!
 
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 3-4): SESSION III
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.PLEASE NOTE:  The program had to be cancelled on Saturday, September 28th due to an issue with the instructor.  The make-up for this missed session will be on Saturday, October 26th, same time for all sessions.
 
10:35 AM - 11:15 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-3): SESSION III
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.PLEASE NOTE:  The program had to be cancelled on Saturday, September 28th due to an issue with the instructor.  The make-up for this missed session will be on Saturday, October 26th, same time for all sessions.
 
11:20 AM - 12:10 PM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 4-5): SESSION III
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.PLEASE NOTE:  The program had to be cancelled on Saturday, September 28th due to an issue with the instructor.  The make-up for this missed session will be on Saturday, October 26th, same time for all sessions.
 
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM    Super Soccer Stars United Advanced Player Development (Ages 4 1/2-9) - Advanced Player Development
The philosophy of Super Soccer Stars United is centered on providing players with a nurturing yet challenging environment which encourages every player to express themselves, be creative and take educated risks on the soccer field.  While Soccer Stars United is a competitive program by description, it is developmental in nature; technical improvement and confidence-building remain the program's primary objectives.  Our licensed and experienced coaches follow curriculum components to help each player achieve individual milestones while fostering long-term group and team development in a harmonious environment.  It is an excellent tool to support any town or recreational soccer program for players looking to continue to develop.
 
Sunday November 3, 2019
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-5) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 3-Young 4): SESSION III
Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program to benefit children ages 2-5 physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  Our program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball and golf) in a non-competitive environment.  Children in Amazing Athletes routinely gain greater confidence, learn to combine fitness with fun and develop 6 key motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / KickingThe Amazing Athletes Session II programs were cancelled on Thursday, October 10th due to rain.  A make-up for this missed session will be on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24th.
 
9:50 AM - 10:35 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-5) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-3): SESSION III
Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program to benefit children ages 2-5 physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  Our program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball and golf) in a non-competitive environment.  Children in Amazing Athletes routinely gain greater confidence, learn to combine fitness with fun and develop 6 key motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / KickingThe Amazing Athletes Session II programs were cancelled on Thursday, October 10th due to rain.  A make-up for this missed session will be on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24th.
 
10:40 AM - 11:25 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-5) - Amazing Athletes (Ages Older 4-5): SESSION III
Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program to benefit children ages 2-5 physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  Our program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball and golf) in a non-competitive environment.  Children in Amazing Athletes routinely gain greater confidence, learn to combine fitness with fun and develop 6 key motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / KickingThe Amazing Athletes Session II programs were cancelled on Thursday, October 10th due to rain.  A make-up for this missed session will be on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24th.
 
Monday November 4, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM    Fencing, Youth Programs (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session 1 (Beginner/Intermediate)
For a fun and healthy competitive sport that offers a workout for both mind and body, you can try fencing.  Fencing offers many health benefits including increased flexibility, leg strength and endurance, and improved coordination.  Additionally, because fencing requires you to learn how to predict and outwit your opponent, it is a sport that can greatly improve your concentration, reflexes and ability to notice small details.  Children and teens alike who are interested in the sport can learn fencing with the New England Fencing Alliance.   About the Instructor: Michael Tarascio was a member of the United States World Championship Team in Men’s Foil. Michael is a Level 4 Foil coach certified through the United States Fencing Association. Also, certified through the Positive Coaching Alliance and the American Sports Education Program. He teaches Recreational Classes for Youth, Teens, and Adults. Also, Michael teaches Advanced Level Technique and Tactics Classes and provides Individual Coaching for the Serious Competitive Fencer. Michael’s philosophy on fencing is: “Participate in fencing because it’s fun.” Equipment Policy and Rental: Our policy is that NEFA provides new fencers with equipment for the first eight weeks. For the second and each subsequent session, there is a rental fee payable to the instructor of $40 for eight classes. An individual may instead purchase (recommended) a beginner set (7 pieces) that costs approximately $200. The set includes a foil, mask, jacket, glove, underarm protector, plastic chest protector and a fencing bag. Cancellations: If we need to cancel fencing on a scheduled fencing day, one may make up the class on another day in Arlington, Wakefield or Winchester regardless of where one fences. For more information, please contact Michael Tarascio at Michael@nefencing.com or 978-210-2711.Please note that Michael Tarascio will donate $25 to the Reading Food Pantry for each registration we receive from a first-time participant in one of our Reading Recreation Fencing Classes.
 
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM    Cru High School
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Fencing, Youth Programs (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session 1 (Beginner/Advanced)
For a fun and healthy competitive sport that offers a workout for both mind and body, you can try fencing.  Fencing offers many health benefits including increased flexibility, leg strength and endurance, and improved coordination.  Additionally, because fencing requires you to learn how to predict and outwit your opponent, it is a sport that can greatly improve your concentration, reflexes and ability to notice small details.  Children and teens alike who are interested in the sport can learn fencing with the New England Fencing Alliance.   About the Instructor: Michael Tarascio was a member of the United States World Championship Team in Men’s Foil. Michael is a Level 4 Foil coach certified through the United States Fencing Association. Also, certified through the Positive Coaching Alliance and the American Sports Education Program. He teaches Recreational Classes for Youth, Teens, and Adults. Also, Michael teaches Advanced Level Technique and Tactics Classes and provides Individual Coaching for the Serious Competitive Fencer. Michael’s philosophy on fencing is: “Participate in fencing because it’s fun.” Equipment Policy and Rental: Our policy is that NEFA provides new fencers with equipment for the first eight weeks. For the second and each subsequent session, there is a rental fee payable to the instructor of $40 for eight classes. An individual may instead purchase (recommended) a beginner set (7 pieces) that costs approximately $200. The set includes a foil, mask, jacket, glove, underarm protector, plastic chest protector and a fencing bag. Cancellations: If we need to cancel fencing on a scheduled fencing day, one may make up the class on another day in Arlington, Wakefield or Winchester regardless of where one fences. For more information, please contact Michael Tarascio at Michael@nefencing.com or 978-210-2711.Please note that Michael Tarascio will donate $25 to the Reading Food Pantry for each registration we receive from a first-time participant in one of our Reading Recreation Fencing Classes.
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Fencing, Adult Program - Adult Fencing - Session 1
Join us for this exciting sport, one of the fastest growing in the world. People of all ages are fascinated by the movements and excitement of fencing and are eager to find a place that they can go and learn this original, modern sport. Fencing develops physical fitness, the ability to create a strategy, concentration, as well as camaraderie and respect. About the Instructor: Michael Tarascio was a member of the United States World Championship Team in Men’s Foil. Michael is a Level 4 Foil coach certified through the United States Fencing Association. Also, certified through the Positive Coaching Alliance and the American Sports Education Program. He teaches Recreational Classes for Youth, Teens, and Adults. Also, Michael teaches Advanced Level Technique and Tactics Classes and provides Individual Coaching for the Serious Competitive Fencer. Michael’s philosophy on fencing is: “Participate in fencing because it’s fun.” Equipment Policy and Rental: Our policy is that NEFA provides new fencers with equipment for the first eight weeks. For the second and each subsequent session, there is a rental fee payable to the instructor of $40 for eight classes. An individual may instead purchase (recommended) a beginner set (7 pieces) that costs approximately $200. The set includes a foil, mask, jacket, glove, underarm protector, plastic chest protector and a fencing bag. Cancellations: If we need to cancel fencing on a scheduled fencing day, one may make up the class on another day in Arlington, Wakefield or Winchester regardless of where one fences. For more information, please contact Michael Tarascio at Michael@nefencing.com or 978-210-2711.Please note that Michael will donate $25 to the Reading Food Pantry for each registration we receive from a first-time participant in one of our Reading Recreation Fencing Classes.
 
Wednesday November 6, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program - Session II: WEDNESDAYS - Intermediate & Above (6 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.  ***PLEASE READ BELOW FOR DESCRIPTIONS OF EACH SESSION LEVEL AND BE SURE TO REGISTER FOR THE CORRECT SESSION BASED ON YOUR EXPERIENCE AND/OR ABILITY.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE RECREATION STAFF WILL REMOVE A PLAYER FROM A SESSION WHO DOES NOT REGISTER FOR THE APPROPRIATE SESSION.***BEGINNER:  No racket sport experience.ADVANCED BEGINNER:  Some racket sport experience but not familiar with Pickleball rules/strategy/scoring or already taken Beginner course. LOW INTERMEDIATE: Some racket sport experience, combined with some strategy experience and athletic ability. Generally, gets serve in box and understands rules and scoring.  Working on 3rd shot. INTERMEDIATE & ABOVE: Pickleball experience, strategy and mobility. Strong in most shots; forehand, backhand, 3rd shots, dinks, lobs and smashes. Has a slow as well as fast game.Due to popularity of this program, registration for Session I will open on Wednesday, September 4th at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Thursday, September 5th at 8:00AM, if space is available. Registration for Session II will open on Wednesday, October 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Thursday, October 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available. 
 
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program - Session II: WEDNESDAYS - Low Intermediate (6 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.  ***PLEASE READ BELOW FOR DESCRIPTIONS OF EACH SESSION LEVEL AND BE SURE TO REGISTER FOR THE CORRECT SESSION BASED ON YOUR EXPERIENCE AND/OR ABILITY.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE RECREATION STAFF WILL REMOVE A PLAYER FROM A SESSION WHO DOES NOT REGISTER FOR THE APPROPRIATE SESSION.***BEGINNER:  No racket sport experience.ADVANCED BEGINNER:  Some racket sport experience but not familiar with Pickleball rules/strategy/scoring or already taken Beginner course. LOW INTERMEDIATE: Some racket sport experience, combined with some strategy experience and athletic ability. Generally, gets serve in box and understands rules and scoring.  Working on 3rd shot. INTERMEDIATE & ABOVE: Pickleball experience, strategy and mobility. Strong in most shots; forehand, backhand, 3rd shots, dinks, lobs and smashes. Has a slow as well as fast game.Due to popularity of this program, registration for Session I will open on Wednesday, September 4th at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Thursday, September 5th at 8:00AM, if space is available. Registration for Session II will open on Wednesday, October 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Thursday, October 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available. 
 
Thursday November 7, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program - Session II: THURSDAYS - Low Intermediate (6 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.  ***PLEASE READ BELOW FOR DESCRIPTIONS OF EACH SESSION LEVEL AND BE SURE TO REGISTER FOR THE CORRECT SESSION BASED ON YOUR EXPERIENCE AND/OR ABILITY.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE RECREATION STAFF WILL REMOVE A PLAYER FROM A SESSION WHO DOES NOT REGISTER FOR THE APPROPRIATE SESSION.***BEGINNER:  No racket sport experience.ADVANCED BEGINNER:  Some racket sport experience but not familiar with Pickleball rules/strategy/scoring or already taken Beginner course. LOW INTERMEDIATE: Some racket sport experience, combined with some strategy experience and athletic ability. Generally, gets serve in box and understands rules and scoring.  Working on 3rd shot. INTERMEDIATE & ABOVE: Pickleball experience, strategy and mobility. Strong in most shots; forehand, backhand, 3rd shots, dinks, lobs and smashes. Has a slow as well as fast game.Due to popularity of this program, registration for Session I will open on Wednesday, September 4th at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Thursday, September 5th at 8:00AM, if space is available. Registration for Session II will open on Wednesday, October 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Thursday, October 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available. 
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Men's Pick-Up Basketball (Ages 18+) - Men's Pick-Up Basketball: Session I
This program is a recreational pick-up basketball league for men ages 18+ and will be overseen by volunteer, Ryan Patterson. All abilities are welcome.
 
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM    Volleyball, Adult Program - Adult Volleyball
This adult volleyball program will be recreational in nature and is designed for players of all levels. Space is limited so register early!!  Volunteer Volleyball Coordinators:  Pat Iapicca and Kurt Sandstrom.
 
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program - Session II: THURSDAYS - Intermediate & Above (6 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.  ***PLEASE READ BELOW FOR DESCRIPTIONS OF EACH SESSION LEVEL AND BE SURE TO REGISTER FOR THE CORRECT SESSION BASED ON YOUR EXPERIENCE AND/OR ABILITY.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE RECREATION STAFF WILL REMOVE A PLAYER FROM A SESSION WHO DOES NOT REGISTER FOR THE APPROPRIATE SESSION.***BEGINNER:  No racket sport experience.ADVANCED BEGINNER:  Some racket sport experience but not familiar with Pickleball rules/strategy/scoring or already taken Beginner course. LOW INTERMEDIATE: Some racket sport experience, combined with some strategy experience and athletic ability. Generally, gets serve in box and understands rules and scoring.  Working on 3rd shot. INTERMEDIATE & ABOVE: Pickleball experience, strategy and mobility. Strong in most shots; forehand, backhand, 3rd shots, dinks, lobs and smashes. Has a slow as well as fast game.Due to popularity of this program, registration for Session I will open on Wednesday, September 4th at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Thursday, September 5th at 8:00AM, if space is available. Registration for Session II will open on Wednesday, October 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Thursday, October 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available. 
 
Friday November 8, 2019
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Archery, Youth and Family Program (Ages 8+) - Archery (Ages 8-17)
On Site Archery teaches students the process of shooting a bow and arrow through a step by step approach.  As you learn to shoot and sharpen your skills, you also experience patience and focus.  No experience is needed.  All equipment is provided.      We are offering this session at a later time to give working parents/guardians the opportunity to participate in this program with their child.Fee (6-week program):  $150 per youth participant$83 per parent/guardian
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Archery, Youth and Family Program (Ages 8+) - Archery (Parent/Guardian)
On Site Archery teaches students the process of shooting a bow and arrow through a step by step approach.  As you learn to shoot and sharpen your skills, you also experience patience and focus.  No experience is needed.  All equipment is provided.      We are offering this session at a later time to give working parents/guardians the opportunity to participate in this program with their child.Fee (6-week program):  $150 per youth participant$83 per parent/guardian
 
Saturday November 9, 2019
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM    Super Soccer Stars Parent & Me (12-24 months) - Super Soccer Stars: Parent & Me
This program is a parent-child pre-soccer and movement program specifically designed for toddlers between 12 and 24 months.  Individual attention, positive reinforcement, and engaging original music help to develop pre-soccer skills that will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick and play. 
 
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 3-4): SESSION III
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.PLEASE NOTE:  The program had to be cancelled on Saturday, September 28th due to an issue with the instructor.  The make-up for this missed session will be on Saturday, October 26th, same time for all sessions.
 
10:35 AM - 11:15 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-3): SESSION III
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.PLEASE NOTE:  The program had to be cancelled on Saturday, September 28th due to an issue with the instructor.  The make-up for this missed session will be on Saturday, October 26th, same time for all sessions.
 
11:20 AM - 12:10 PM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 4-5): SESSION III
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.PLEASE NOTE:  The program had to be cancelled on Saturday, September 28th due to an issue with the instructor.  The make-up for this missed session will be on Saturday, October 26th, same time for all sessions.
 
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM    Super Soccer Stars United Advanced Player Development (Ages 4 1/2-9) - Advanced Player Development
The philosophy of Super Soccer Stars United is centered on providing players with a nurturing yet challenging environment which encourages every player to express themselves, be creative and take educated risks on the soccer field.  While Soccer Stars United is a competitive program by description, it is developmental in nature; technical improvement and confidence-building remain the program's primary objectives.  Our licensed and experienced coaches follow curriculum components to help each player achieve individual milestones while fostering long-term group and team development in a harmonious environment.  It is an excellent tool to support any town or recreational soccer program for players looking to continue to develop.
 
Sunday November 10, 2019
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-5) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 3-Young 4): SESSION III
Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program to benefit children ages 2-5 physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  Our program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball and golf) in a non-competitive environment.  Children in Amazing Athletes routinely gain greater confidence, learn to combine fitness with fun and develop 6 key motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / KickingThe Amazing Athletes Session II programs were cancelled on Thursday, October 10th due to rain.  A make-up for this missed session will be on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24th.
 
9:50 AM - 10:35 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-5) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-3): SESSION III
Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program to benefit children ages 2-5 physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  Our program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball and golf) in a non-competitive environment.  Children in Amazing Athletes routinely gain greater confidence, learn to combine fitness with fun and develop 6 key motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / KickingThe Amazing Athletes Session II programs were cancelled on Thursday, October 10th due to rain.  A make-up for this missed session will be on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24th.
 
10:40 AM - 11:25 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-5) - Amazing Athletes (Ages Older 4-5): SESSION III
Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program to benefit children ages 2-5 physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  Our program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball and golf) in a non-competitive environment.  Children in Amazing Athletes routinely gain greater confidence, learn to combine fitness with fun and develop 6 key motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / KickingThe Amazing Athletes Session II programs were cancelled on Thursday, October 10th due to rain.  A make-up for this missed session will be on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24th.
 
Tuesday November 12, 2019
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM    Digital Arts and Design Club (Grades 3-5) - Digital Arts & Design Club
The Digital Arts & Design Club will be for designers, storytellers, and aspiring tech gurus.  Using technology as a tool, kids can create movies, animations, music compositions, and even 3d models that we print so they can share with family and friends.  This club is a great way to expose the power of technology, while retaining the art and storytelling elements kids tend to always love.  No previous coding or digital art experience is required.
 
Wednesday November 13, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program - Session II: WEDNESDAYS - Intermediate & Above (6 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.  ***PLEASE READ BELOW FOR DESCRIPTIONS OF EACH SESSION LEVEL AND BE SURE TO REGISTER FOR THE CORRECT SESSION BASED ON YOUR EXPERIENCE AND/OR ABILITY.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE RECREATION STAFF WILL REMOVE A PLAYER FROM A SESSION WHO DOES NOT REGISTER FOR THE APPROPRIATE SESSION.***BEGINNER:  No racket sport experience.ADVANCED BEGINNER:  Some racket sport experience but not familiar with Pickleball rules/strategy/scoring or already taken Beginner course. LOW INTERMEDIATE: Some racket sport experience, combined with some strategy experience and athletic ability. Generally, gets serve in box and understands rules and scoring.  Working on 3rd shot. INTERMEDIATE & ABOVE: Pickleball experience, strategy and mobility. Strong in most shots; forehand, backhand, 3rd shots, dinks, lobs and smashes. Has a slow as well as fast game.Due to popularity of this program, registration for Session I will open on Wednesday, September 4th at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Thursday, September 5th at 8:00AM, if space is available. Registration for Session II will open on Wednesday, October 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Thursday, October 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available. 
 
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program - Session II: WEDNESDAYS - Low Intermediate (6 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.  ***PLEASE READ BELOW FOR DESCRIPTIONS OF EACH SESSION LEVEL AND BE SURE TO REGISTER FOR THE CORRECT SESSION BASED ON YOUR EXPERIENCE AND/OR ABILITY.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE RECREATION STAFF WILL REMOVE A PLAYER FROM A SESSION WHO DOES NOT REGISTER FOR THE APPROPRIATE SESSION.***BEGINNER:  No racket sport experience.ADVANCED BEGINNER:  Some racket sport experience but not familiar with Pickleball rules/strategy/scoring or already taken Beginner course. LOW INTERMEDIATE: Some racket sport experience, combined with some strategy experience and athletic ability. Generally, gets serve in box and understands rules and scoring.  Working on 3rd shot. INTERMEDIATE & ABOVE: Pickleball experience, strategy and mobility. Strong in most shots; forehand, backhand, 3rd shots, dinks, lobs and smashes. Has a slow as well as fast game.Due to popularity of this program, registration for Session I will open on Wednesday, September 4th at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Thursday, September 5th at 8:00AM, if space is available. Registration for Session II will open on Wednesday, October 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Thursday, October 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available. 
 
Thursday November 14, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program - Session II: THURSDAYS - Low Intermediate (6 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.  ***PLEASE READ BELOW FOR DESCRIPTIONS OF EACH SESSION LEVEL AND BE SURE TO REGISTER FOR THE CORRECT SESSION BASED ON YOUR EXPERIENCE AND/OR ABILITY.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE RECREATION STAFF WILL REMOVE A PLAYER FROM A SESSION WHO DOES NOT REGISTER FOR THE APPROPRIATE SESSION.***BEGINNER:  No racket sport experience.ADVANCED BEGINNER:  Some racket sport experience but not familiar with Pickleball rules/strategy/scoring or already taken Beginner course. LOW INTERMEDIATE: Some racket sport experience, combined with some strategy experience and athletic ability. Generally, gets serve in box and understands rules and scoring.  Working on 3rd shot. INTERMEDIATE & ABOVE: Pickleball experience, strategy and mobility. Strong in most shots; forehand, backhand, 3rd shots, dinks, lobs and smashes. Has a slow as well as fast game.Due to popularity of this program, registration for Session I will open on Wednesday, September 4th at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Thursday, September 5th at 8:00AM, if space is available. Registration for Session II will open on Wednesday, October 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Thursday, October 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available. 
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Men's Pick-Up Basketball (Ages 18+) - Men's Pick-Up Basketball: Session I
This program is a recreational pick-up basketball league for men ages 18+ and will be overseen by volunteer, Ryan Patterson. All abilities are welcome.
 
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program - Session II: THURSDAYS - Intermediate & Above (6 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.  ***PLEASE READ BELOW FOR DESCRIPTIONS OF EACH SESSION LEVEL AND BE SURE TO REGISTER FOR THE CORRECT SESSION BASED ON YOUR EXPERIENCE AND/OR ABILITY.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE RECREATION STAFF WILL REMOVE A PLAYER FROM A SESSION WHO DOES NOT REGISTER FOR THE APPROPRIATE SESSION.***BEGINNER:  No racket sport experience.ADVANCED BEGINNER:  Some racket sport experience but not familiar with Pickleball rules/strategy/scoring or already taken Beginner course. LOW INTERMEDIATE: Some racket sport experience, combined with some strategy experience and athletic ability. Generally, gets serve in box and understands rules and scoring.  Working on 3rd shot. INTERMEDIATE & ABOVE: Pickleball experience, strategy and mobility. Strong in most shots; forehand, backhand, 3rd shots, dinks, lobs and smashes. Has a slow as well as fast game.Due to popularity of this program, registration for Session I will open on Wednesday, September 4th at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Thursday, September 5th at 8:00AM, if space is available. Registration for Session II will open on Wednesday, October 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Thursday, October 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available.