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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:  Tuesdays Nights March 25th - May 20th
Time:  5:30-6:15pm Grades 5-8
6:15-7:00pm Grades PreK-4          
Where:  Cunniff School Gym
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.
Spring: March 25 to May 20, 2014

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

It’s LUMINOCITY —celebrate the vitality of life at the Crossroads of the World! Catch the high-spirits and pulse-racing thrills of the World’s Greatest Circus Artists in one ring under our Big Top, where no seat is more than 50 feet from ringside! Watch rowdy pups perform amazing tricks, double trapeze artists soaring high above, a bashful clown, an irrepressible flimflam man, and a juggler extraordinaire; teeter-board acrobats flying through the air, a cavalcade of magnificent steeds, and a couple of amazing wire-walkers suspended in mid-air. The show runs two hours, including one intermission.

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Community Sports and Games (Winter)
Who:  Children and Families and Adults
When:          Sundays December 8th-April 13th
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 (December and February)
Who:  All ages
When:  Sunday, December and February
Time:  1:00pm
Where:  Agganis Center
Cost: 
Description: It's one colossal party on ice, with all your favorite Disney friends! Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they celebrate a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter; Mardi Gras with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen; a Royal Valentine's Day Ball with the Disney Princesses; a Hawaiian luau with Lilo & Stitch; a winter wonderland with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear; a Halloween haunt with the Disney Villains and more in a magical medley of holidays, celebrations and festivals from around the globe. Come join the party when this spectacular ice show visits your hometown! 
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Floor Hockey (Winter) Grades K-3
Who:  Boys and Girls Grades K-3
When:  Saturdays Winter Months
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, March 30th
Time:  1:00 PM
Where:  TD Garden
Cost:  $32 per ticket
Description:

Harlem Globetrotters 2014 "You Write The Rules" Tour, a hilarious live experience for all ages! Check out some of the best moves and funniest moments from the Harlem Globetrotters and then VOTE for which new rules you want to see in this year's games.

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Junior All Sport After School Grades K-2
Who:  Grades Kindergarten-2 
When:  After School - April 8th - June 5th
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 basketball, pillow polo, floor hockey and other 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
When:  After School - April 8th - June 9th
Time:  2:30-3:30 pm
Where:  Tuesdays at the Hosmer
Thursdays at the Cunniff
Fridays at the Lowell
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 Months
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 (Spring)
Who:  Grades Pre-K to 2
When:  Saturdays, Early Spring
Time:  Pre-K -Kindergarten: 10:15am - 11:15am                       
Where:  Hosmer School Cafeteria 
Cost:  $30.00 residents $45.00 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 Months
Time:  11:30 am - 12:30 pm 
Where:  Hosmer Small Gymnasium
Cost:  $35.00 residents $55.00 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 
Time:  2:30-6:00pm
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:  Summer Months
Time:  Regular 8:45-2:30, Early Drop Off 7:30-8:45, Extended Day 2:30-3:30
Where:  Watertown Middle School 
Cost:  $190 resident   $240 non-resident (2 week session)
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 as the first session is 1-week followed by three 2-week sessions from July 1, 2013 through August 16, 2013.
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Pre-Kindergarten Outdoor Sports Program (Spring)
Who:  Ages 3-5
When:  April 7th - June 9th (Choose Mondays or Wednesdays)
Time:  10:00-11:00am 
Where:  Victory Field
Cost:  $35 residents $60 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:  Sunday, May 4th 1:35pm $30 Bleacher
Saturday, May 17th 7:10pm $34 Grandstands
Friday, June 13th 7:10pm $32 Bleacher
Thursday, July 10th 4:05pm $28 Bleacher
Friday, August 15th 7:10pm $32 Bleacher
Sunday, September 7th 1:35pm $32 Grandstands
Time:  Various
Where:  Fenway Park
Cost:  $28 - $34 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 Dragons Show (Fall)
Who:  All Ages
When:  Fall
Time:  11:00 AM
Where:  TD Garden (Loge 9)
Cost:  $22.00 per seat
Description: DRAGONS is a once in a millennium event that honors The Year of the Dragon. Circus performers from the farthest reaches of the earth have assembled for Ringling Bros.® Presents Dragons to showcase their astounding acts of bravery and astonishing athleticism. Ringling Bros.® Ringmaster Jonathan Lee Iverson presides over this fantastical celebratory tournament of circus champions that brings together the mystic dragon lore with authentic circus feats.
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Super Saturday Sports (Spring)

 

Who:  Grades Pre K - 2 
When:  Saturdays, March 1st-April 5th 
Time:  Grade Pre K: 9:00 -10:00 am 
Grades Kindergarten: 10:15 - 11:15 am 
Grades 1: 11:30 am - 12:30 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-6
When:  Mondays or Tuesdays, March 17th-May 16th
Rehearsal, Wednesday, May 14th
Show, Friday, May 16th
Time:  2:35-3:45 pm 
Where:  Lowell Elementary School
Cost:  $125
Description:

This is a drama/music program for K-6 grade students. The theme is the 1980’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, Early Fall Months            
Time:  Grades 1-5 3:00-4:00pm
Grades 6-8 4:00-5:00pm
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:  June 30th - August 22nd
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 1st and July 2nd 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 22nd - April 25th
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    $60.00  resident $90.00 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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Wrestling Program (Winter)
Who:  Grades: Kindergarten-1
Grades: 2-4
When:  Winter months
Time:  Grades K-1: 6:00-7:00pm 
Grades 2-4: 7:15-8:15pm 
Where:  Watertown High School Wrestling Room
Cost:  $75 Residents   $100 Non-residents
Description:

This program introduces children to traditional wrestling. It will develop basic skills of balance, strength, discipline, and technique while having fun. Tournaments, dual meets and scrimmages will be scheduled outside of the 15 practice dates.

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