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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: 10/5-12/14/15
Winter: 1/4-3/14/16
Spring: 3/21-5/23/16
Parade: 5/30/16
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
Who:   All (2 years or older)
When:   Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Time:   11:00 am show
Where:   Boston City Hall Plaza
Cost:   $16.00 per ticket
Description:

 

 


THE GRAND TOUR is a circus extravaganza set in the 1920s and featuring acts from the four corners of the globe. Ships, trains, automobiles, and airplanes will serve as the backdrop for breathtaking acts of wonder, accompanied by the seven-piece Big Apple Circus Band playing live at each of more than 100 performances. Acts will include clowns, jugglers, acrobats, and aerialists, from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America, as well as domestic and rescue animals, all creating performances that will leave audiences smiling and cheering.

 

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Community Sports and Games (Winter)
Who:  Children and Families and Adults
When:          Sundays, December 12th - April 9th
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 "100 Years of Magic"
Who:  All ages
When:  Sunday, February 21st
Time:  1:00pm
Where:  TD Garden
Cost:  $32 per ticket
Description:

Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate Disney experience at Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt! Be charmed by a cast of over 50, with Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse, sweetheart Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Disney Princesses including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White and Tiana. Relive the magic of Disney’s Frozen with Anna, Elsa and the hilarious Olaf as they discover that true love is the greatest magic of all. Sing-along to over 30 unforgettable songs including "Let It Go," "You’ve Got a Friend in Me," and "Hakuna Matata." Exciting moments from Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Disney’s The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and more will leave the whole family with memories to last a lifetime.                       

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Family Movie Nights
Who:  All Ages
When:  Friday, Summer Evenings
Time:  6:30-10:00pm
Where:  552 Main Street(behind Police Station) 
Cost:  $0.00 
Description:

The festivities will be held outside in the park
at 552 Main St, behind the police station
6:30- 8:00 Games, Face Painting, Popcorn, Pizza and Refreshments
8:00 The Movie will begin!
Watertown Elementary students, bring your friends and family for a night of fun and excitement!

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Floor Hockey (Winter) Grades K-5
Who:  Boys and Girls Grades K-5
When:  Saturdays, December 5th - February 13th
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:  $60 residents $90 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 - February 2nd-March 31st
Time:  Lowell & Cunniff: 2:30-3:30pm
Hosmer: 2:45-3:35pm
Where:  Tuesday (Hosmer School), Wednesday (Lowell School), Thursday (Cunniff School)
Cost:  $30-35 residents
Description:

 A fun and active program where students will take part in different sports such as Floor Hockey, 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 2016)
When:  After School - February 1st-April 1st
Time:  Lowell & Cunniff: 2:30-3:30pm
Hosmer: 2:45-3:35pm
Where: 

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

Cost:  $35-40 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, December 5th - February 13th
Time:  Kindergarten: 9:00-10:00am
Grade 1: 10:15-11:15am 
Where:  Hosmer School Gym
Cost:  $60 residents  $90 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 (Pre K attending kindergarten fall of 2016)
When:  Saturdays, February 27th-April 9th
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, February 27th-April 9th
Time:  11:30 am - 12:30 pm 
Where:  Hosmer Small Gymnasium
Cost:  $25.00 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 21st - June 10th 
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 2016
Who:  Grades K-8
When:  Weekdays: Summer
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 6-8 weeks during the summer
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Pre-Kindergarten Indoor Sports Program
Who:  Ages 3-5
When:  Tuesdays or Thursday
February 2nd-March 31st
Time:  10:00-11:00am 
Where:  Watertown Boys & Girls Club (25 Whites Avenue)
Cost:  $35 residents $55 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:  Sunday, Fall
Time:  12:00 PM
Where:  TD Garden (Loge 9)
Cost:  $30.00 per seat
Description:     

Behold the living legends! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® brings the unbelievable to Children Of All Ages in an all-new show - - Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS. Experience unimaginable family fun, as amazing performers from around the globe perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder to summon the mythical and mysterious creatures of the past: a Unicorn, a Pegasus and a Woolly Mammoth! Join us for an unforgettable family night of legendary proportions! Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS!

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Summer Parks Program Grades K-12
Who:   Grades K-12
When:   Monday-Friday
            Summer
Time:   9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm
Where:   Victory Field, O'Connell Park, Bemis Playground and Casey Park
Cost:   Free
Description:

Come join the recreation park instructors for a summer filled of sports, games and activities. There will be a variety of sports offered such as wiffleball, kickball, soccer, baseball and 
badminton, as well as arts and crafts for those who need a break from the hot summer sun during the day. In addition to sports, games and arts and crafts, will also take various trips throughout the summer to Canobie Lake Park, Laser-Craze, Chunky’s Theater and Water Wizz just to name a few.

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Super Saturday Sports (Spring)

 

Who:  Grades Pre K - 2 
When:  Saturdays, February 27th-April 9th
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:  $25.00 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, Late Spring            
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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Wrestling Program Grades 1-4 (Winter)
Who:  Grades 1-4
When:  Mondays and Wednesdays, December 7th - February 3rd
Time:  5:00-6:00pm 
Where:  Watertown High School
Wrestling Room
Cost:  $90 Residents Only
Description:

This program introduces children to traditional wrestling. It will prioritize basic skills of balance, strength, discipline, and technique while having fun. Dual meets and scrimmages will be scheduled mostly on Wednesdays (up to 5 total). No Tournaments.

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Youth Fall Tennis Lessons Grades 1-8
Who:  Grades 1-8
When:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 22nd - October 29th
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:
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 July 7th are set aside for placing the students in their proper skills classes.

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February Vacation Program Grades 1-8
Who:  Grades 1-6
When:  Monday-Thursday, February 16th-February 19th
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
Cost:  Regular Hours    $80.00  resident $110.00 non-resident
Early Drop-Off    $25.00 
Extended Day    $55.00  
Description:

Children will be divided into groups by grades at the start of the program. They will participate in activities such as basketball whiffle ball, floor hockey and indoor soccer. In addition, we have arts & crafts, board games, movies and special event. Children should bring a bag lunch, snack and a drink.

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