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Pre K to Grade 1 Programs
ABCD's with the Blue Belles A Baton, Cheer And Dance
Who:  Grades Pre Kindergarten - 8th 
When:  Mondays Fall, Winter and Spring Sessions
Time:  4:00-4:45pm Grades PreK-4
4:45-5:30pm Grades 5-8      
Where:  Philip's School Gym: 30 Common Street
Cost:  $50 resident for each session
$75 non-resident for each session
Description:

Set to music, the participants will experience cheering, dance and/or baton twirling. Participants will learn marching, basic twirling skills, cheer motions and dance moves. Focus is on hand-eye coordination, rhythm, and teamwork. Spring session participants will learn a routine for the Memorial Day parade. Instruction is provided by Miss Tracey Gangi Johnson.
                                   

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Big Apple Circus "Metamorphosis"
Who:   All (2 years or older)
When:   Thursday, May 7th
Time:   11:00 am show
Where:   Boston City Hall Plaza
Cost:   $17.50 per ticket
Description:

Fly away to our magical All-New Show, METAMORPHOSIS. Be transported to a realm of enchantment and illusion, a dreamscape domain where no one sits more than 50 feet from ringside, and nothing is impossible! You will be thrilled by the Flying Trapeze, the razzle-dazzle of the Rolla-Bolla, the dynamo of the Diablo, the risky rhythms of the Risley team, the cunning conjurors of the Quick-Change, and the incredible flexible limbs of the Contortionists. See and hear the musical merriment of our featured clown and camels, horses, playful pooches and more. Come immerse yourself in the wonder, joy and astounding magic of METAMORPHOSIS!

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Community Sports and Games (Winter)
Who:  Children and Families and Adults
When:          Sundays, Winter , Early Spring
Time:  2:00-7:00 pm            
Where:  Watertown High School Gymnasium
Cost:  $10 for youth 17 and under   $25 for adults 18 and older
Description: Bring a friend or family member to shoot hoops, play a game of volleyball or just get in shape for the next baseball/softball season in our batting cages. This is a great option for those cold winter Sundays.
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Disney On Ice Winter
Who:  All ages
When:  Sunday, Winter
Time:  1:00pm
Where:  TD Garden
Cost:  $42 per ticket
Description:  Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen!  The heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. You’ll be magically whisked away into the wintery world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Sing and dance along to inspiring songs, including “Let It Go.” Join royal sisters Elsa and Anna, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the mystical trolls as they journey to discover that true love is ultimately the most magical power of all!  
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Floor Hockey (Winter) Grades K-3
Who:  Boys and Girls Grades K-3
When:  Saturdays, Winter
Time:  Grades 1: 9:00am
Grades K: 10:15am
Grades 2-3: 11:30am
Where:  Grades K-1: Hosmer small gym
Grades 2-3: Hosmer large gym
Cost:  $50 residents $75 non residents
Description: The general objectives of the program are to promote sportsmanship and teamwork in a fun setting. Participants will have the opportunity to learn the rules and fundamentals of floor hockey.
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Harlem Globetrotters Show (Late March)
Who:  All Ages
When:  Sunday, Late March
Time:  1:00 PM
Where:  TD Garden
Cost:  $34 per ticket
Description:

The Globetrotters can't wait to share our all-new show with you, and create a new favorite family memory that will last forever. Last year was the Globetrotters biggest tour ever, and this year promises to be even bigger with even more incredible ball handling, trick shots, and side-splitting comedy than ever before. The Globetrotters' arch rivals, the Washington Generals, are desperate for a win. Sources tell us they have a cunning new plan of attack and will stop at nothing to come out on top at the end of the game...

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Junior All Sport After School Grades K-2
Who:  Grades Kindergarten-2 
When:  After School - April 28th-June 18th
Time:  2:30-3:30pm
Where:  Tuesday (Hosmer School), Wednesday (Lowell School), Thursday (Cunniff School)
Cost:  $35 residents
Description:

 A fun and active program where students will take part in different sports such as Lacrosse, kickball, soccer and Group Games. Two weeks will be dedicated to each of these sports where participants will be introduced to the basics of each game in a friendly, non-competitive atmosphere.

 

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Junior Creative Crafts Grades PreK-2
Who:  Prekindergarten-Grade 2 (Children entering Kindergarten fall 2015)
When:  After School - April 27th-June19th
Time:  2:30-3:30 pm
Where: 

Lowell School on Mondays 
Hosmer School on Tuesdays 
Hosmer School on Wednesdays 
Cunniff School on Thursdays 
Lowell School on Fridays

Cost:  $30-35 residents 
Description:

Glue, paint, color, cut, sprinkle, make a mess. It’s all part of the fun! Come and join us and meet new friends, as we create special works of art that you can treasure for a life-time. This class encourages creativity and teaches children to be proud of their accomplishments.

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Little Shooters Basketball (Winter) Grades K-1
Who:  Grades Kindergarten-1 
When:  Saturdays, Winter
Time:  Kindergarten: 9:00-10:00am
Grade 1: 10:15-11:15am 
Where:  Hosmer School Gym
Cost:  $50 residents  $75 non-residents
Description: This basketball program will introduce youngsters to the basic basketball skills they will need to move forward in basketball such as passing, dribbling, shooting and defense. The main focus of the program will be to teach and promote good sportsmanship and teamwork to maximize every individual’s skill development in a fun atmosphere. 
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Mini Creative Crafts Grades Pre K-2 (Winter)
Who:  Grades Pre-K to 2
When:  Saturdays, Late Winter
Time:  Pre-K -Kindergarten: 9:00-10:00pm
Grades 1-2: 10:15-11:15am                                 
Where:  Hosmer School Cafeteria 
Cost:  $35.00 residents $55.00 non-residents
Description: Glue, paint, color, cut, sprinkle, make a mess. It’s all part of the fun! Come and join us and meet new friends, as we create special works of art that you can treasure for a life-time. This class encourages creativity and teaches children to be proud of their accomplishments.
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Mighty Mite Pre-Kindergarten Sports (Winter)
Who:  Ages 3-5
When:  Saturdays, Winter
Time:  11:30 am - 12:30 pm 
Where:  Hosmer Small Gymnasium
Cost:  $35.00 residents $45.00 non-residents
Description:

This program will work on the fundamentals of soccer, t-ball and other games. The children will work on skills needed to play these games as well as learn about teamwork and sportsmanship in a fun, safe setting.

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Musical Instrument Lessons Grades: All
Who:  Grades: K-12
When:  Classes Offered Monday-Friday: September 22nd - June 26th 
Time:  2:30-7:00pm
Where:  Watertown Middle School
Cost:  30 minutes for 10 classes, $250.00 
45 minutes for 10 classes, $375.00 
60 minutes for 10 classes, $500.00
Description: Students work with instructors who are also professional musicians in the Greater Boston area, perform regularly on their instruments, and have many years of experience teaching children of all ages. This is a tuition based program and is highly recommended for students participating in school instrumental ensembles. Private lessons allow the instructor to focus on the individual needs of each student enabling the student to progress faster and perform in their school ensembles with a high degree of ability, confidence, and enjoyment. One-on-one instruction can help motivate students who are having some difficulties progressing on their instrument and provide challenge to more advanced student musicians.
Students who currently play an instrument during the school day are strongly encouraged to enroll in private instrumental music lessons either through this program or elsewhere. Parents, working with the instructor, determine the length of lessons that best suits the musical needs of the child. Parents must contact the teacher in advance of registration to determine an appropriate lesson length and schedule.Students work with instructors who are also professional musicians in the Greater Boston area, perform regularly on their instruments, and have many years of experience teaching children of all ages. This is a tuition based program and is highly recommended for students participating in school instrumental ensembles. Private lessons allow the instructor to focus on the individual needs of each student enabling the student to progress faster and perform in their school ensembles with a high degree of ability, confidence, and enjoyment. One-on-one instruction can help motivate students who are having some difficulties progressing on their instrument and provide challenge to more advanced student musicians.
Students who currently play an instrument during the school day are strongly encouraged to enroll in private instrumental music lessons either through this program or elsewhere. Parents, working with the instructor, determine the length of lessons that best suits the musical needs of the child. Parents must contact the teacher in advance of registration to determine an appropriate lesson length and schedule.
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Pequossette Summer Recreation Program Grades: K - 8 in the Fall 2014
Who:  Grades K-8
When:  Weekdays: July 6th-August 14th
Time:  Regular 8:45-2:30, Early Drop Off 7:30-8:45, Extended Day 2:30-3:30
Where:  Watertown Middle School 
Cost:  $100 resident   $125 non-resident
Description: The Kindergarten Summer Program for children enter K in the fall and Pequossette Summer Program for children entering the first grade this September through grade eight. The program runs from July 6th through August 14th.
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Pre-Kindergarten Outdoor Sports Program
Who:  Ages 3-5
When:  Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
April 28th-June 18th
(Choose Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays)
Time:  10:00-11:00am 
Where:  Victory Field
Cost:  $35 residents $50 non-residents
Description:

This program will work on the fundamentals of Soccer, T-Ball and other games. The children will work on skills needed to play these games as well as learn about teamwork and sportsmanship in a fun, safe setting.

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Red Sox Tickets
Who:  All Ages
When:  Spring
Time:  Various
Where:  Fenway Park
Cost:  $32 - per ticket depending on the game
Description:

Enjoy some great family events with the "Boys of Summer" at historic Fenway Park.

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (Fall)
Who:  All Ages
When:  Saturday, October 18th
Time:  3:00 PM
Where:  TD Garden (Loge 9)
Cost:  $32.00 per seat
Description:

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ® Presents Built To Amaze!?, the 143rd edition of the Greatest Show On Earth. Surprise and wonder delights audiences with over the top feats of strength, agility and courage. As the momentum builds so does the anticipation, anything can happen when Ringling Bros. Presents Built To Amaze!

Circus performers from across the globe create the perfect blend of athleticism and bravery, where power meets fearlessness and amazement has no bounds.  Magnificent elephants, ferocious tigers, astonishing acrobats and awe-inspiring aerialists are engineered into one spectacular performance.

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Super Saturday Sports (Spring)

 

Who:  Grades Pre K - 2 
When:  Saturdays, Late Winter
Time:  Grade Pre K: 9:00 -10:00 am 
Grades Kindergarten: 10:15 - 11:15 am 
Grades 1-2: 11:30 - 12:30 pm
Grades 3-5: 12:45 - 1:45 pm
Where:  Hosmer Large Gymnasium
Cost:  $30.00 Residents $45.00 Non-Residents
Description: Students will gain fundamental athletic skills while working as a team to learn games such as basketball, soccer, T-ball, floor hockey and lacrosse. All activities will be age appropriate and take place indoors in an atmosphere which promotes good sportsmanship, teamwork, and most of all fun.
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The Show Must Go On Grades K-5 (Spring)
Who:  Grades Kindergarten-5
When:  Mondays or Fridays, March 30th - June 8th
Rehearsal, Wednesday, June 10th
Show, Friday, June 12th
Time:  2:35-3:45 pm 
Where:  Lowell Elementary School
Cost:  $125
Description:

This is a drama/music program for K-5 grade students. The theme is the 1970’s. Students will create their own rock concert and perform it for family and friends.

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Youth Fall Tennis Lessons Grades 1-8
Who:  Grades 1-8
When:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, Fall
Time:  Grades 1-5 3:00-4:00pm            
Where:  Victory Field Mary Williams Shea Tennis Courts
Cost:  $50 residents    $75 non-residents
Description:

This program will concentrate on basic stroke, forehand and backhand strokes, serving and scoring. We will also include such games as King of the Court, Wipe Out and Dungeons. The coaching staff is headed by Dan Cedrone, WHS Boys Varsity Coach.

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Youth Summer Tennis Lessons
Who:  Ages 6-17
When:  Summer days: July 6th - August 14th
Time:  Ages 6-7 8:30-9:20am
Ages 8-10 9:30-10:20am
Ages 11-13 10:30-11:20am
Ages 14-17 11:30am-12:20pm
Where:  Victory Field Mary Williams Shea Tennis Courts
Cost:  $150 residents    $175 non-residents
Description:

Lessons are held daily from Monday through Friday for 50 minutes. Our lessons include forehand, backhand and overhead shots, serving and scoring. July 6th and August 14th are set aside for placing the students in their proper skills classes.

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Vacation Program Grades 1-8
Who:  Grades 1-8
When:  Tuesday-Friday
April 21st-April 24th
Time:  Early Drop 7:30 am - 8:45 am
Program    8:45 am - 2:30 pm
Extended Day  2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Where:  Watertown Middle School (68 Waverly Avenue) 
Cost:  Regular Hours    $75.00  resident $100.00 non-resident
Early Drop-Off    $15.00  optional
Extended Day    $35.00  optional 
Description: This program is held during February and April school breaks. There are activities in the gymnasiums and cafeteria. The week will consist of daily activities such as basketball, whiffleball, floor hockey and indoor soccer just to name a few. We also provide arts & crafts and quiet game time each day. There is also a period provided for those who bring their lunches. Each participant will receive a Watertown Recreation tee shirt. 
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